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Forum: Offline Marketing 20th June 2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 18,984
Posted By Christian Swift
Re: So who is a millionaire on here?

That's very true!

A lot of people get into business thinking that it is a given that they will become wealthy and successful, however most end up just wasting time and going around in circles....
Forum: Email Marketing 20th June 2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 44,582
Posted By Christian Swift
Re: Which is the best autoresponder/list host? (Official never-ending debate thread)

I think it depends on your individual business needs, and your strategy; for example:

- Getresponse, Aweber and Mail Chimp are simple, easy to use autoresponders which are fairly cheap, and cover...
Forum: Social Media 20th June 2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,018
Posted By Christian Swift
Re: The fastest way to get facebook likes?

Hi,

A great strategy is to kick-start your page with some Facebook ads to get your first couple of hundred likes.

You can then connect with other pages that are in a similar niche to you and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th June 2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,546
Posted By Christian Swift
Re: For Beginners: The niche you will always make money with.

Bang on the money allegandro!

Besides, even if somebody did make a lot of money in a niche that wasn't their passion, that wouldn't make them happy and fulfilled long-term...

We need more...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th June 2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,436
Posted By Christian Swift
Re: Made 250$ in 2 days, What can I do?

Hi bgabriel,

It all depends on what you want to do in your business really, because everybody on this forum could tell you thousands of different ways to reinvest that money, and you would still...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th April 2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 978
Posted By Christian Swift
Re: What Does Bounce Rate Mean?

81% is WAY too high - you should try and keep it as low as possible (under 2% is ideal).

It is interesting to note whether the majority of your bounces are hard bounces or soft bounces.

This...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th April 2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By Christian Swift
Re: Most common lead generation mistakes

I thought the most common mistake that I see is fairly new internet marketers who try and market their product by any and every method, instead of initially focusing on two or three marketing methods...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th April 2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 687
Posted By Christian Swift
Re: Now you can import to Aweber without double optin

Having to get our subscribers to double opt-in was the whole reason that we didn't change to Aweber when we were looking for an new auto-responder.

Was a complete joke - our list would have been...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th April 2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 48,678
Posted By Christian Swift
Re: What Fiverr Gigs are the Easiest and Best to make money?

Hi,

I wouldn't say that setting up any gig on Fiverr is 'easier' than any other, but there are two main rules that will increase your chances of getting gigs:

1. You need To Deliver Huge Value...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th April 2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,632
Posted By Christian Swift
Re: Want to make 50$/day

Hi Pakopika,

Firstly, I love your username!

Your situation is extremely common for somebody starting in IM, and the first thing that I want you to realize is that your lack of time is not the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th April 2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 12,059
Posted By Christian Swift
Re: Free Traffic Methods 2015

Hi,

Video Marketing is huge, and it will only continue to grow as Social Media sites such as Facebook give videos more dominance on the algorithm!

Love the fact that YouTube is owned by Google...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th April 2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 857
Posted By Christian Swift
Re: How to get 20000 visitors a day?

Hi,

It all depends on your current strategy.

For example, if you have something that works, then can you simply upscale that form of marketing? For example, if you were getting a lot of views...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th April 2015, 04:58 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,640
Posted By Christian Swift
Re: Best Free Traffic Generation Strategies?

The two best free traffic methods are always the top two places that your target market hang out!

For us personally, forum marketing and all forms of content marketing (both videos and written...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th March 2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,809
Posted By Christian Swift
Re: Creating an Infographic

Hi GGpaul,

We use Piktochart (http://piktochart.com/) for all of our infographics, and I have to say that they are fantastic!

You can use it for free, but they insert a marketing strip at the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th October 2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 613
Posted By Christian Swift
Re: Can 50 hits enough validate your startup?

Hi sdlive,

I think Alexa has hit the nail on the head nicely above.

Also remember that it is really not the number of visitors that you get that counts in the long-run, it is the percentage of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th October 2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 807
Posted By Christian Swift
Re: Would you ever use a .net domain for a large site?

Hi mrdeflation,

I agree with the words of GRM above.

I normally only work on .com's too (and I also buy the .co.uk version normally and forward it to the .com as we are based in the UK). But I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th October 2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 615
Posted By Christian Swift
Re: Best time for a launch?

Hi Joe,

The best time to launch a product is when everything is perfect - including the product, building the buzz, letting the community know and JV partners.

There really is no perfect time...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th October 2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,206
Posted By Christian Swift
Re: Paypal Policy Change 180 days!

Sure these changes will allow those who want to buy a product, have a look and then get a refund more time to dispute, but as others have mentioned, I would have thought that they would get a refund...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th October 2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,157
Posted By Christian Swift
Re: Using Fiverr For Traffic

Don't do it.

You need high-quality, human traffic to your site and these gigs will most likely just promote with bots. It is similar to buying Facebook likers... you are buying more likes, but are...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th October 2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,846
Posted By Christian Swift
Re: How do you deal with Information Overload?

Hi Mark,

I think the key is to start very simple, and then to scale up.

Everybody seems to want to try EVERY marketing method and EVERY type of product when they first start - mostly just...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th October 2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,537
Posted By Christian Swift
Re: Biggest IM Mistake

I think my biggest mistake was over-spending on marketing in the early days, before I had proven my system.

Will certainly never be repeating that experience lol! :)

Christian
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th October 2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,291
Posted By Christian Swift
Re: earning any money very quickly.

If you want your balance to tick over so that your account doesn't get shut down, then I would do one small job a month.

Do you have a marketable skill - Writing, Research, Technicals or...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th October 2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 778
Posted By Christian Swift
Re: How often do you update your blogs?

I generally update our blog once a week with a high-quality article, and then I spend a few hours that day in the marketing of the article.

We generally focus on building our list through a lot of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th October 2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 626
Posted By Christian Swift
Re: should i publish the lead magnets before i have my ebook ready?

Hi Talper,

If you have your Lead Magnet ready, but do not have your end product ready, then you should still get it out there and build a list!

I echo what others have said in this post - get...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th October 2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,192
Posted By Christian Swift
Re: Micro jobs websites?

Fiverr is one of the best. But I would also recommed Odesk and Elance for jobs a bit bigger than a fiver! :)

Christian
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th October 2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 699
Posted By Christian Swift
Re: Alternate Payment Processor

Hi there,

We use Stripe which is absolutely fantastic! It is very similar to Paypal, but it actually has an easier sign up process in my opinion.

Well worth checking out :)

Christian
Forum: Social Media 9th October 2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,786
Posted By Christian Swift
Re: I have a Facebook Page with 70k likes! What do I do??

Hi BigNate,

The trick with Facebook is to try and give your likers something for free in order for them to sign up to your email list. From there you can begin to form a relationship with your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th October 2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 870
Posted By Christian Swift
Re: Outsourcer Resources (NDA's, agreements, etc)

Hi Scout99,

If you do a search for an NDA on Google, you can usually find a template agreement that you can get and edit for free.

We have also used a website called legalcontracts.com which...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 8th October 2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,801
Posted By Christian Swift
Re: Best software to create eBook cover?

We actually used Serif Photoplus to create the cover for our most recent ebook! :)

Not your typical software perhaps, but when you have a partner who is great at design, it did the job!
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th October 2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,579
Posted By Christian Swift
Re: What was the first thing you did to make money online?

I started out by helping a local company market their product through Facebook advertising... We made over $750 in 2 days by selling a £1.99 product!

Christian :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th October 2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,328
Posted By Christian Swift
Re: Where Do you get Most of Your Traffic From?

Most of my traffic comes from niche-related communities and from social media! :)

We don't generally rely on SEO for views, because we didn't want to build our business on a source that could...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th October 2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 567
Posted By Christian Swift
Re: How should I promote my new ebook? Feeling stuck.

Hi Ben,

It sounds like you have a fantastic product!

If you are not really into the idea of blogging, and using a website to build up your following, then you may have to either use just paid...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th October 2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 888
Posted By Christian Swift
Re: Newbie Question - The Thank-You Page

Hi Ashlindz,

Thank-You page offers are FANTASTIC, because your thank-you page is really the last time that all of those who opt-in will see what you read - as not all of them will read your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th October 2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,657
Posted By Christian Swift
Re: Leadpages vs. OptimizePress

Hi microload,

We use OptimizePress because it gives us all the functionality that we need, and is very easy to use with pretty much 'copy and pasting' page building.

In terms of split-testing,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd October 2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 363
Posted By Christian Swift
Re: In this situation, Ebook or Blogposts?

Hi bsurb,

I think that it's a great idea - especially as you are so passionate about it! :)

Both methods can be awesome, I suppose this is where the business planning comes in. Would you rather...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd October 2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 477
Posted By Christian Swift
Re: Would this upset you or not?

Hi Raydal,

It would really peeve me off! But I'm not sure how much you could actually do about it legally... Especially if the product is not Trademarked.

I agree with BizMath. Is there any...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd October 2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 840
Posted By Christian Swift
Re: Blogs That Are Too General

Hi aleong,

I agree with a few of the comments here. You have targeted several HUGE markets, and even though it is possible for your site to get the interest from search engines etc, it is going to...
Forum: Email Marketing 16th September 2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 488
Posted By Christian Swift
Re: Could I build a reasonable list with this product or similar? Pros and cons?

Hi asc,

I agree with Steeleton, solo ads are a fantastic way to test your freebie, and they can be FAR cheaper than using other paid forms of advertising for testing (eg. Google Ads or Facebook...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 15th September 2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,675
Posted By Christian Swift
Re: New Paypal Control Panel

I quite like it! It seems a lot clearer to me... But maybe that is just because it is more flashy!

Christian :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th September 2014, 03:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 715
Posted By Christian Swift
Re: Where to submit my free ebook?

Hi forsure12,

Another point which hasn't been mentioned is Amazon Kindle...

You can give the book away for free for a certain period of time on Kindle to build your list, and then either sell...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th September 2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,093
Posted By Christian Swift
Re: Preventing Unauthorized Video Downloading?

Hi rbowen,

The best thing to do is to put your videos behind a membership site where users can only access them when they have a username and a password. This would mean that only those who had...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd September 2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 345
Posted By Christian Swift
Re: Should I use Video?

Hi Steppin,

A Video course has a MUCH higher perceived value that a text based course - so if you want to command higher prices, then I would suggest that.

Also, much more people seem to stick...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd September 2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 836
Posted By Christian Swift
Re: i need help to Get best traffic

Hi Heartimpelled,

There are many ways to get traffic to a website, both paid and free.

Here are a couple of suggestions:

Free -

Getting a Social Media Presence (Twitter, Facebook,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd September 2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,169
Posted By Christian Swift
Re: Best Traffic Sources

HI LizFish,

The best source of traffic really depends on your niche and your situation.

If you are using a freebie, we commonly use Facebook ads to drive people in our target market to our...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th August 2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 28,735
Posted By Christian Swift
Re: Lowest cost to renew a domain name?

Hi nmh,

We use adomainname4you.com, they are very cheap for most domain names.

If not, we normally look at 1&1, although we have had some bad experiences with them, so we don't use them as...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 30th August 2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,717
Posted By Christian Swift
Re: Bluehost Vs Hostgator witch one ?

Hi zaykem,

We use Hostgator and have never had any problems with them.

Their customer service can get busy sometimes, but they ALWAYS make sure that problems are sorted; we have never had an...
Forum: Social Media 30th August 2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,374
Posted By Christian Swift
Re: How making money with youtube?

Hi ajivets,

I like to use Youtube in our business as another big traffic generator for our site (which has the offers on it).

Video is THE most engaging form of media - behind speaking to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th August 2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,895
Posted By Christian Swift
Re: Optimizepress 2 questions please

Hi roley,

Yep, OptimizePress is both a theme, and a plugin for Wordpress if you already have a theme!

You may need a coder to use OptimizePress if you don't have a platform like Wordpress that...
Forum: Email Marketing 30th August 2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,697
Posted By Christian Swift
Re: Affiliate Links in ebooks?

Hi jlucas,

Affiliate links in Ebooks are fine if they are used wisely, and if they link to products that actually add value to the reader - that is the key.

As John McCabe stated above, it is...
Forum: Social Media 29th August 2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,143
Posted By Christian Swift
Re: How to make money from facebook fan page with huge number of likes

Hi there,

With a fan page like that, I would try and give away a freebie to get them onto your email list.

From there you can give them some good content, and then eventually sell them...
Forum: Social Media 29th August 2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,515
Posted By Christian Swift
Re: How to get more Facebook Likes ?

Hi microlabs,

There are plenty of ways to increase your Facebook likes. Most involve putting out good content, and getting more people involved through freebie giveaways, competitions and...
Forum: Social Media 29th August 2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 540
Views: 27,730
Posted By Christian Swift
Re: Should I buy Facebook Likes?

Hi yestyle,

I wouldn't recommend buying Facebook likes from ANYBODY unless you just want to artificially make your Facebook page look more popular!

A lot of those who buy Facebook likes...
Forum: Email Marketing 29th August 2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 886
Posted By Christian Swift
Re: To use or not use subscriber name?

Hi Raydal,

I always capture the names of those going into my list. I like my subscribers to feel like they are not just another email on the list, and we have had a positive response by using...
Forum: Email Marketing 29th August 2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 486
Views: 60,269
Posted By Christian Swift
Re: A List Building Strategy that's working extremely well for me.

Hi Frank,

Thanks for that info, you could put that into an ebook and sell it to new internet marketers who are just starting up their campaigns lol! :)

Christian
Forum: Email Marketing 29th August 2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 741
Posted By Christian Swift
Re: Is This Normal!!

Hi ifahed,

I echo others on this post, you want to make sure that you are sending out your emails in small batches so that you don't get a lot of possible unsubscribes at once, as that would only...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th August 2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,357
Posted By Christian Swift
Re: The MOST Valuable Marketing tool in your opinion is:

Your PERSONALITY!

Let's face it, you could use all the marketing tools in the world, but if you don't come across in the right way to your prospects, readers and clients, then nobody is going to...
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