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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th June 2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 194
Posted By Mat Odysseus
RE: Can you outrank Yelp?

The more I work on this, the more examples I see of people outranking not just Yelp, but all the websites you mentioned. Thanks!
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th June 2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 194
Posted By Mat Odysseus
RE: Can you outrank Yelp?

Just gathering lots of opinions.
Not looking to spend a single cent before I validate this idea properly. Which means talking to the business owners and their customers in this niche.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th June 2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 194
Posted By Mat Odysseus
RE: Can you outrank Yelp?

It is a big and rich industry, and there are no other review websites besides Yelp.

Not planning on spending anything. Will see if I can validate the market and if the business owners and their...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th June 2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 194
Posted By Mat Odysseus
RE: Can you outrank Yelp?

I will have some differentiators in the feature set.
Better and faster than Yelp? Probably not.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th June 2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 194
Posted By Mat Odysseus
Can you outrank Yelp?

I'm gonna build a review website for a specific industry.

Could not find other review sites for this niche. The top Google positions all belong to Yelp.

My question: How hard would competing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th June 2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 928
Posted By Mat Odysseus
RE: Why some Big Brands do not have a Blog?

That's an interesting observation. I wonder if they would benefit from building a blog...

You should build a blog though. Nike and Adidas probably spend millions on ads so they can certainly...
Forum: Social Media 5th June 2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,003
Posted By Mat Odysseus
RE: What other industries would benefit from Instagram exposure?

Leisure, pets, travel, events, nightlife, fashion, clothes, jewelry, luxury...
Forum: Email Marketing 5th June 2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 188
Posted By Mat Odysseus
RE: How to use and Email List correctly

If you are in Europe, you should take GDPR in consideration.

In any case, a simple email where you ask for their permission to put them on your newsletter list should do it. You will get some...
Forum: Email Marketing 5th June 2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 154
Posted By Mat Odysseus
RE: Recommendations wanted regarding setting up an email system.

1. Are the emails mostly automated?
- yes: Mailshake, Mailchimp
- no: Hubspot

2. How about Dropbox? (not sure they have download tracks though)
Forum: Social Media 5th June 2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,051
Posted By Mat Odysseus
RE: How The Heck You Get Twitter Followers???

I literally built an entire platform for this, so I can give you a few pointers here.

- Make sure your profile is complete. Profile picture, cover picture, description, everything

- Post a few...
Forum: Social Media 5th March 2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,857
Posted By Mat Odysseus
RE: Instagram: To have or not to have. That is the question.

Why not use it?

Yes, probably not a lot of lawyers use Instagram for promoting their business. I say that's a good thing, nobody is expecting it, it might just work. Since he is already active on...
Forum: Beginners Area 5th March 2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,751
Posted By Mat Odysseus
RE: I am in need of increasing Youtube views.

I've often had great traffic come from reddit. It can be a little tough to get a link there sometimes, especially in the most important subreddits, but when done it brings awesome traffic. Also, the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th March 2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,567
Posted By Mat Odysseus
RE: Have Things Changed On The Net? Is it now a Dead Horse?

It has become more competitive, that's for sure. Everybody and their aunt wants to make money from their laptop. Which, while being great for the end consumer, has made things tougher for marketers....
Forum: Mind Warriors 5th March 2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,253
Posted By Mat Odysseus
RE: Are Goals More Important Than Habits To Warriors ? What's Your Take ?

If you have great habits and no goals, you may be successful, or you may be not.

But if you have awesome goals and poor habits, you are doomed... doomed I tell you...
Forum: Mind Warriors 15th August 2018, 05:39 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 3,936
Posted By Mat Odysseus
RE: Do You Want Worldly Success or Freedom?

"What's wrong with power? Absolutely, nothing. It's how you use your power that matters."

True.

"How would civilization ever have progressed if the world's leaders didn't have and use power?"
...
Forum: Mind Warriors 14th August 2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 3,936
Posted By Mat Odysseus
RE: Do You Want Worldly Success or Freedom?

Money is a means to an end.

Basically people chase money to achieve one of two deeper purposes - freedom, or power.

If someone is after freedom, they'll probably make some money and realize...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th August 2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 197
Posted By Mat Odysseus
RE: Any SEO options for shoestring budget?

I like several answers here, because they all suggest what I'm already trying to do. You have $100 per month for SEO, I have $0 :). That means it's lab time, you're gonna benefit tremendeously by...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th August 2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,854
Posted By Mat Odysseus
RE: Cheap AND EASY Does Not Exist New Internet Marketers

There are tons, but they differ from product to product, from audience to audience. And they are hard to find and get right. I see people always talking about how AirBnb or Dropbox hacked their...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th August 2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,938
Posted By Mat Odysseus
RE: Does it matter where you live?

I'm a solopreneur and my business is entirely on the Internet. Where I am makes absolutely no difference at the moment as long as I can find a decent Internet connection, a somewhat comfortable chair...
Forum: Mind Warriors 7th August 2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 3,289
Posted By Mat Odysseus
RE: How to Filter Snippy Criticism on the Warrior Forum

WarriorForum is nothing compared to Reddit haha.

I agree. Why would a successful, well-adjusted human being take the extra time of day to be mean to someone asking for help? It's mostly...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th August 2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,297
Posted By Mat Odysseus
RE: What do you think about: many small business owners are stupid?

Well, not stupid per se. Just unlucky.

What is smart? It's probably taking as few risks as possible. Smart people would never start a business in the first place - too much risk, right?

But...
Forum: Beginners Area 14th June 2018, 05:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 881
Posted By Mat Odysseus
RE: Need A Lot Of Help

Sounds like a plan, go for it.

I like it when people are ready to roll up their sleeves and learn and work hard. Unless you're lucky, that's your only shot.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th June 2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,485
Posted By Mat Odysseus
RE: If you could offer a first-time entrepreneur only one piece of advice, what would it be?

Validate your market and idea before you start any work on it.
Oh, and learn how to validate them before.
Forum: Social Media 13th June 2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By Mat Odysseus
RE: FB Group Business Idea

Probably go meta, that always seems to work. Like people making money online from courses about making money online. A Facebook group about how to build a Facebook group. There you go. You will know...
Forum: Social Media 13th June 2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 121
Posted By Mat Odysseus
RE: LinkedIn Question

What he said. I'm trying to supplement that will careful and relevant following of targeted users. The ones that give you a shot and follow you back, don't make them regret it. Have real, honest...
Forum: Growth Hacking 13th June 2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 593
Posted By Mat Odysseus
RE: Will AI force you to adapt your business?

It is a legitimate concern. Unless some solution like a basic income or similar is applied, everyone who is not a member of the tech elite (99.998% of the world) will be in trouble. Or be some sort...
Forum: Beginners Area 13th June 2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 881
Posted By Mat Odysseus
RE: Need A Lot Of Help

Eeehh, never really bought into the whole guru idea. If she's been so successful with a method, would she be selling courses that create competition for her? It's a giant pyramid.

There are tons...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th June 2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 605
Posted By Mat Odysseus
RE: Let's Keep It Real Here...

You've got a point, and I believe you even got the number right. You must be able to dish out at least 100 bucks a year. If nothing else, the domain name is something you'll have to buy, and since...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 6th June 2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 711
Posted By Mat Odysseus
RE: Is Linkedin reliable for getting clients/sales ?

I think there's no better option than LinkedIn for this.

One catch though - after a number of searches performed in a day, you get limited I believe. You might want to consider their pro...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st June 2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,280
Posted By Mat Odysseus
RE: The KEY to a Successful Internet Marketer

Never took a course, so I'm not the one to judge, but it's surprising to me that the first course you took actually worked. So many of those things sound like MLMs to me, the only way to make money...
Forum: Beginners Area 1st June 2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,379
Posted By Mat Odysseus
RE: How did you learn to write articles so fast?

It has been mentioned in the comments, you will need practice, language fluency, knowledge on topic, all of that.

What I've found to be productive sometimes is just take a dump on the paper. You...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th May 2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 592
Posted By Mat Odysseus
RE: Best way to get early readers for a blog?

I'll share the things I do. Of course they're not as effective as paying for ads, but I'm in the same boat as you and have 0 budget, so I try to keep it fully organic.

- Email people a lot from...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th May 2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 755
Posted By Mat Odysseus
RE: Why do people even click if they don't have the mind to finish the thing?

Good title and copy. Some might call it clickbait even. I often open new tabs based on the title, which I then close after 15 seconds of scanning the piece and not seeing that it delivers on the...
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