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Forum: Email Marketing 22nd July 2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 639
Posted By MatthewBass
Re: When to manually unsubscribe recipients

If the 15 emails were all on the same topic or trying to sell the same thing, then don't delete them just yet...

Re-engage your list by offering them free, valuable content and then add another...
Forum: Email Marketing 22nd July 2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,291
Posted By MatthewBass
Re: Email marketing platform that doesn't require Confirmation Opt-in?

Ontraport also does not require double optin.
Forum: Email Marketing 22nd July 2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 876
Posted By MatthewBass
Re: Best Color For Links In Email?

I tried a small test a few years ago and the standard blue link beat all other colors for me. I think that's because it's what people are used to seeing and they subconsciously know it's a link.
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 22nd July 2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,515
Posted By MatthewBass
Re: Need advice on VPS Hosting

I run my larger sites on a VPS from Hostgator. I've always been pleased with their service and responsiveness.

I run my smaller niche sites on Bluehost (shared hosting)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd July 2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By MatthewBass
Re: Getresponse?

One way to get a credit card quickly is to go through your local bank and ask them for a secured credit card. Basically, you give them money to secure a line of credit, which will be your credit...
Forum: Email Marketing 21st July 2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,315
Posted By MatthewBass
Re: Is email marketing the best strategy for 2015?

Email marketing is the strategy that always makes the most sense to me, because once you get someone on your list you can speak to them repeatedly. Unlike an ad where you're paying to talk to them...
Forum: Email Marketing 21st July 2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,405
Posted By MatthewBass
Re: Best PAID traffic source for building list

Either Adwords or Facebook targeted ads that go to a lead magnet.

Or, my preferred approach, contact people in your surrounding market and work out a deal for them to do some mailings for you.
Forum: Email Marketing 21st July 2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,599
Posted By MatthewBass
Re: Built a 10,000 Female UK Double Opt In No NIche List, What to do Now To Monetise?

Start segmenting your list as you find out more about them so that you can genuinely offer them something that will be of value to them.

You can start segmentation by doing surveys and capturing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st July 2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 889
Posted By MatthewBass
Re: Monetizing a 2500+ list?

I agree with what a few others have said in this thread.

Survey your list and find out what they want. Then warm them up by giving them something (that they want) that is in line with what you'll...
Forum: Email Marketing 20th July 2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,015
Posted By MatthewBass
Re: Challenging list building question

That's exactly what I'm saying. I used to think direct competition was bad, but I learned a lesson a long time ago that it's wonderful! Yes, a lot of people will reject you and think you are crazy...
Forum: Email Marketing 17th July 2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 632
Posted By MatthewBass
Re: Email Mark. promote # of times?

If you have a relationship with your list then it won't take 6-8 times before they buy something. If you've taken the time to give them high perceived value information (starting right at opt-in)...
Forum: Email Marketing 17th July 2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,212
Posted By MatthewBass
Re: High opt-in rate Low conversion rate

You can improve email open rates by changing the subject of the emails and testing until you find the one that provides the best open rates.

There are a lot of ways to come up with great...
Forum: Mind Warriors 17th July 2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,280
Posted By MatthewBass
Re: People Who Talk To Themselves Make The Most Money.

Thanks for the insight!

I absolutely agree with self-talk - it works! I haven't tried 'you' instead of 'I' though as the link to the college study discussed.

I always begin my self talk...
Forum: Social Media 16th July 2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By MatthewBass
Re: Any good ideas, anyone?

It really depends on your market, which from what I've read in this thread is small-medium travel businesses. How do they like to be approached? Where are they currently hanging out? What are they...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th July 2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 544
Posted By MatthewBass
Re: Promoting an affiliate program

The best way, in my opinion, would be to:

1. If you don't have conversion metrics then spend some time getting those together. Launch offers to your existing list, or if you don't have a list...
Forum: Social Media 16th July 2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 774
Posted By MatthewBass
Re: What are the best times of day to make your social media posts?

I use ManageFlitter and its powerpost feature is spot on. I can tell a difference in the traffic surge if I post something to social media outside the recommended power post time slot. Traffic...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th July 2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 801
Posted By MatthewBass
Re: You spend more time on posting new content for you site or marketing your site?

I totally agree with the 80/20 split on marketing vs. creating content. The only exception for me were some really epic blog posts that took several days to create, lead magnet content, etc.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th July 2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By MatthewBass
Re: About Fiverr for Links

I've used Fiverr recently to create some social buzz for a client, but have never done any of the link building gigs. There might be some legit ones out there, but it was just never worth my time to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th July 2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,664
Posted By MatthewBass
Re: How To Do A Market Research For A Niche Blog Topic

Do the keywords and things like that last. Make sure you understand the market first. Learn as much about it as you can. Just remember your market is people that...(whatever all of your criteria...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th July 2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,128
Posted By MatthewBass
Re: Best Way To Promote Binary Option Product

I did some consulting work for a company that was selling options trading training a while back, and I tested a lot of traffic strategies.

I had some success even with Forex solos since trading...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th July 2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,593
Posted By MatthewBass
Re: My First amazon associates sale! Yay me

Congratulations! I remember my first commission back in 2005 - I was just starting to branch out from Adsense. I remember thinking, "Wow, I just sold an actual product, and it wasn't some click for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th July 2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,234
Posted By MatthewBass
Re: How Many Online Income Streams is Enough??

I don't focus on a particular income stream, such as a single affiliate product, Adsense, etc.

I've always built a site to serve a particular market and then added monetization. Once I have a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th July 2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,664
Posted By MatthewBass
Re: How To Do A Market Research For A Niche Blog Topic

You should understand your potential audience first. You should be able to know what they think, feel, etc.

I went into some more detail on this in this post. (It's a question regarding how to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th July 2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,108
Posted By MatthewBass
Re: How do you get affiliates to promote your product launch?

One of the best ways to get affiliates to promote your launch is to do a mini launch to your own list first. Test, test and test again until your conversions are decent. Then you can approach...
Forum: Email Marketing 13th July 2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 972
Posted By MatthewBass
Re: Email Marketing To COLD Traffic. HOW?!

I agree with fasteasysuccess (http://www.warriorforum.com/members/fasteasysuccess.html). You need to setup an autoresponder full of high value content so you can build a relationship with those...
Forum: Email Marketing 13th July 2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,015
Posted By MatthewBass
Re: Challenging list building question

You are headed in the right direction, but the first thing you should do before worrying about building your email list is to define your target market (aka customer avatar, niche market, etc.)
...
Forum: Email Marketing 13th July 2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,326
Posted By MatthewBass
Re: The Best Email Marketing Services?

I personally use GetResponse for simple marketing to my less responsive list segments.

My main email marketing system is Ontraport. The rules, automation, etc. is awesome!
Forum: Email Marketing 13th July 2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,754
Posted By MatthewBass
Re: Will email marketing and list building will die sometime?

I believe email will be around for a long time. I sure hope so anyway, because email marketing is still the best way to reach my target audience. It's free from all of the distractions of social...
Forum: Email Marketing 13th July 2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,023
Posted By MatthewBass
Re: Fastest Way To Build Your List - With Little Or No Money

350 on your list is a good start.

Make sure you are taking care of your existing list, don't just focus on adding new subscribers. Keep your existing list alive by offering them valuable...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th July 2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 988
Posted By MatthewBass
Re: Can You Recommend Me eBook on How to Earn Money Online?

It's not an eBook, but I've created a free tutorial on my SuccessGroove that explains what I believe to be the best way to earn money online - which is to build a sustainable business - not some get...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th July 2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 640
Posted By MatthewBass
Re: How Should I Monetize? (25k/mo readers)

I agree with the others that you should focus more on your list building efforts. 25,000 uniques is a very nice number that is just begging to be monetized!

Figure out your audience a little more...
Forum: Mind Warriors 14th November 2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,145
Posted By MatthewBass
Re: Scared of success!!!

Just remember that Fear is:

False
Evidence
Appearing
Real

Embrace your new found success and be grateful for it. Allow your gratitude to carry you to even higher success!
Forum: Mind Warriors 22nd October 2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 956
Posted By MatthewBass
Re: Should I read Think and Grow Rich

Try to complete the book and look past the "tone" and into the core message of the book. I encourage you to revisit the Law of Attraction concept and explore it in more depth, because it does work....
Forum: Mind Warriors 21st October 2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,824
Posted By MatthewBass
Re: Bob Proctor Goal card

I've been using Goal Cards for a long time and can vouch that they do work very well.

However, if a goal makes it onto one of my goal cards, it's been through the SMART goal process. So, I have...
Forum: Mind Warriors 21st October 2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 754
Posted By MatthewBass
Re: What the hell happens to our confidence when we "grow up "??

I think the answer is in your post title. What happened is we "grew up". The problem is - while we were growing up we received input from our families, friends and the world around us that changed...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st February 2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 898
Posted By MatthewBass
Re: Help Me Figure Out Why A Site Is Ranking So High

I just used Google. Searched for the phone number, name, etc. I own an SEO company in addition to having a lot of my own properties. I deal with organic and local (Google places) on a daily basis....
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st February 2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 898
Posted By MatthewBass
Re: Help Me Figure Out Why A Site Is Ranking So High

I would have to say that it's the amount of local citations. In doing a search for her phone number I get 2,350 results.

She also has a ton of citations for her name. I get 5,920 results when I...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th January 2012, 08:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,054
Posted By MatthewBass
Re: Does Link Wheel Concept still helps in SEO?

Yes, but not as effective as they were years ago. I still use pyramids with decent effectiveness.
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st September 2011, 05:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,415
Posted By MatthewBass
Re: SEO pricing for local clients

I build this into the monthly price and get my money back over time. I don't tell the client that I've added additional cost.

I just tell them that I need to change a few things on the site so...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th September 2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,415
Posted By MatthewBass
Re: SEO pricing for local clients

I don't do packages because each client is uniquely different, but I do have a $750 per month minimum. If it's less than that, I pass it up or refer it to someone else. Anything less than that per...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th September 2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 547
Posted By MatthewBass
Re: Social Bookmarking & Google Rankings

It will help with indexing new content and provides a very,very small linking benefit.

I agree with 36burrows - You need to move on to more powerful link building like web 2.0 (blogs,squidoo,etc.)...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th July 2011, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By MatthewBass
Re: I need some help

Sounds like a static page in there to me. Wordpress wouldn't have an about.html in the folder structure...it's created by wordpress (store in mysql)
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th July 2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,329
Posted By MatthewBass
Re: Poll: How do you "Dress for Success" as an offline consultant?

I get them from Thread-Logic online. (thread-logic dot com)
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th July 2011, 10:23 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,480
Posted By MatthewBass
Re: Rent A Site Model - Getting Traffic - Not getting callers?

Great site! I mentioned adding a video of the dentist speaking in another post. What you've done with the images achieves the same thing.

It builds trust which leads to the future patient...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th July 2011, 10:21 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,480
Posted By MatthewBass
Re: Rent A Site Model - Getting Traffic - Not getting callers?

I've done a few of these, and the most important thing you can do is to record a short video of the dentist telling patients "why they care about them" and "how they can help them". Position the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th July 2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 501
Posted By MatthewBass
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th July 2011, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 928
Posted By MatthewBass
Re: How To Estimate Local Search Volume

Yes, that's correct. I need to do that work anyway to get some decent traffic estimates - so if they also want PPC then my work half done. All I have to do is go back and tweak the ad verbiage. (I...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th July 2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,329
Posted By MatthewBass
Re: Poll: How do you "Dress for Success" as an offline consultant?

I always dress according to who I'm going to see.

For example, if it's a meeting with an attorney I'll wear a suit with a tie, or a suit with out a tie. Never too casual.

If I have a meeting...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th July 2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 928
Posted By MatthewBass
How To Estimate Local Search Volume

OK, I've been on the WF for a long time and it's about time that I gave something back. I saw a lot of posts in the forum about how to estimate local search traffic and really didn't see any solid...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th July 2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 700
Posted By MatthewBass
Re: Deals with local PR and marketing companies

Thanks, that is good to know.
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th July 2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 700
Posted By MatthewBass
Re: Deals with local PR and marketing companies

Yes, I am planning on doing that. The only thing that stops me from doing that as often as I'd like is that I have a full time day job. I'm an IT manager by day, and it never fails...I am getting...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th July 2011, 11:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 700
Posted By MatthewBass
Re: Deals with local PR and marketing companies

You may be right. Although, I was an IT consultant about 10 years ago and we would get whoever we needed to in order to get the job done for a client. We just had the consultant that didn't work...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th July 2011, 11:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 700
Posted By MatthewBass
Re: Deals with local PR and marketing companies

It was just a gut feeling that I got when I was speaking with them on the phone...even though I led the conversation in a "mutually beneficial for both of us" kind of tone.
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th July 2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 700
Posted By MatthewBass
Deals with local PR and marketing companies

Has anyone had any success calling up their local public relations and marketing companies and offering their services? Sort of like a referral/partnership deal...

I tried this on a few this...
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th July 2011, 06:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,123
Posted By MatthewBass
Re: Why Isn't My Client's Site Moving?

If their competition has 200 backlinks for the particular keyword then, depending on the quality of the links you're building, you made need more or less. Take a look at reverse engineering the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th July 2011, 06:47 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,433
Posted By MatthewBass
Re: I Got My First Mobile Website Client Today!

Congratulations! Go get another client today just to keep the momentum rolling!
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