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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd May 2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,398
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: My Amazon 'Best Seller' isn't making all that much :(

Being the big fish in a 1 gallon fishbowl is not the same opportunity as being the big fish in the Pacific ocean. Your experience is a good reminder that the potential customer pool of a particular...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd May 2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 548
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: Does My Company Name Tell You What We Do?

Just like Google, Nike, and Apple!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd May 2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 548
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: Does My Company Name Tell You What We Do?

Apparently, you write newspaper headlines in my town!

You see, there is a small and very elusive gang of cats that roams my town by night. Really, the only way the police know they even exist is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd August 2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 760
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: Where to buy UNPROFESSIONAL pictures

Errrrr, don't lump me in there please. There are a lot of people here that specifically do NOT do that.




You buy them outright from a photographer (and good luck getting a photographer to...
Forum: Website Design 23rd August 2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 827
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: Can I use Genesis framework out of the box?

The benefit of using a child theme is that when you update the framework (Genesis), you don't lose any customization you have done in the child theme. It's been awhile since I looked at it, but if I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd August 2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,305
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: What you usually do when you fail 5 times in a row?

Don't forget to rub it on the horse, or all is for naught.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd August 2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: How do I get positive reviews for my products?

If you have a great product, you'll get positive reviews.

It can be hard to gain traction and get people to leave that first review. If you have contact with your customers, through email or...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th August 2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 899
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: What to Look for in a New Computer Monitor?

I can hardly work on a single monitor anymore. I use duals and often wish for a third, lol.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th August 2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 899
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: What to Look for in a New Computer Screen?

This actually zooms the whole browser window, not the font size. More like a magnifying glass than anything. You can also hold CTRL and use the scroll wheel on your mouse to resize, same result but...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th August 2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: Anyone having trouble loging into filezilla ?

The only reason I can think of that FileZilla might not connect is that you either have your credentials entered wrong, or your server as acting up.

In Cpanel, you just go to "File Manager",...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th August 2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: Looking for a wso?

Not exactly what I meant. I was talking about leveraging borrowed money.

As long as marketers continue to buy things though, marketers will always market to other marketers.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th August 2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,402
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: Marketing Ethics: Oxymoron, Myth or Real?

It's very frustrating how many people in ANY business lack ethics. Sometimes the noise of the spam and jam would make one think that's all there is... however, there ARE a lot of upstanding, highly...
Forum: Website Design 8th August 2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,163
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: Mywebgrid.com - please criticize our landing page

Glad to see I'm wrong on this point. After reading the profiles and footer (Which I hadn't before), I have changed my mind on what I think...

I no longer think it's merely a crude attempt at...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th August 2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 587
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: How does someone start a website with all these copyright laws?

1) There are a number of completely free stock photo sites, some with quite good pictures, just make sure you read the terms of use carefully.

2) Try an advanced search in Google Images and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th August 2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,221
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: Why use optimize press

And then there are others that buy OP because it saves them time and energy, in a way that functions very well, as a well developed product of this kind should do.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th July 2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,105
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: Is anyone here actually a millionaire?

Being a millionaire and making a million from IM may be two distinctly different things. I know a number of people on here that have made loads of money, definitely in the million plus club, but have...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th July 2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,366
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: How to Build Big Ticket Items with No Cash Outlay

I have a creepy-crawly suspicion that legally using articles from article directories in compliance with their TOS is not at all what Dan is referring to.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th July 2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,366
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Forum: Website Design 11th July 2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 528
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: I would value All Opinions of my New Site

First thing of note. The page took almost a minute to load. Total and complete killer there.

Second. Your site appears to be 100% focused on penguins. :)

I'm not an expert on the matter, but I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th June 2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,222
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: Hi how are you doing today {!firstname_fix}?

I suppose you could legally change your name to {!firstname_fix}, then everything would be alright.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th June 2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 779
Posted By Michael D Forbes
The "rags-to-riches" story of a lousy little website

This is the "rags-to-riches" story of a lousy little website that averages about 5 visitors per month. I think a monkey can build a website that gets more than 5 visitors a month!

Over the last...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th June 2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,092
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th June 2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 851
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: How Do I Automate My Business?

It sounds like you are assuming this to be the case. You might be very pleasantly surprised at the quality of work you can get done rather inexpensively. May you find it to be true for you!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd June 2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 851
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: How Do I Automate My Business?

Are you saying you are the best there is at each of these tasks? I don't think you mean to say that, which leaves the obvious... There ARE people that can do each of these better than you. Minimally,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st May 2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 803
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: Paypal and donations to free the Boston bomber.

And you are linking to it... Why? Just doesn't seem like it's worth giving them exposure.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st May 2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,452
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: $19.95 VS $19.99 ?

I get what you are saying, and at higher price points, the cents is pretty insignificant, but think of this:

$9.99 vs. $10.00

A difference of 1 cent, why bother? Why not make it ten? Because...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st May 2013, 06:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 524
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: Freight Train Marketing

This is the key sentence, in my opinion. If you don't really know yourself if it is working, there is no way we can offer a valid opinion. You say you feel like the payoff will be greater and you may...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th May 2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: Question for iPad users

Google Drive, Dropbox, etc, etc...

If you really have huge storage needs, Amazon S3 is very affordable.

If you want to keep it local, get yourself 1 or more external hard drives or NAS. 2-3TB...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th May 2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 659
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: The War Room

This sums it up pretty well, although I admit, after my first few excursions into the War Room I've hardly ever been back. Just remember, downloading 1000 products isn't going to help your business...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd March 2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,289
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: How to increase my earnings of $100 on fiverr?

What Terrance said about traffic is right, but I'd like to add a bit to that. If you are going to work to drive traffic to your gig, consider a couple things:

First, make sure you are maximizing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th February 2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 627
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: Why is it difficult to find good clients?

Lol, value is in the eye of the beholder. I guess you win.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th February 2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 621
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: It's IMPOSSIBLE to not make money...

Ding, ding, ding! I was going to quote that myself, but couldn't recall quite how it went. :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th February 2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 627
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: Why is it difficult to find good clients?

Slamming your competition isn't probably the best tactic for finding good clients either. :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th February 2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 929
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: Make money through WSO?

Even worse potential downside if you use an affiliate platform with an upfront fee.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th February 2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,404
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: PayPal's Security Key (sms before every login) - are you using it?

Let's just hope you aren't collecting a list of people that don't use it! :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th December 2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,288
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: Sound quality issues Camtasia...

Worst case scenario... re-record with better equipment and/or techniques.

Gail's advice is sound and should help a good bit, but if you have a poor source to begin with, the tools can only help so...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th December 2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,581
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: Setting a Goal to Make $1,000,000,000.00 per Month!

Pffft. I think this Dan fellow is just preselling a WSO. I want screenshots of his bank accounts.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th October 2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,718
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: Kindle Publishers: Questions About Images For Covers

That's all good and dandy, and I agree it's an option, but you still better be sure you have legal rights to use the image(s). Just because someone else created a cover with an unlicensed image,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th October 2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 505
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: Cash Back or Bonuses - Which Would You Prefer?

Offering cash back can get you booted from a number of affiliate programs, so make sure you do your homework, and be sure it's allowed. From a vendors perspective, I wouldn't want people doing it, as...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th October 2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,314
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: How long does it take for a thread to be approved by a moderator?

I agree with Will... in my experience, if it isn't approved within 48 hours (usually much faster) it was probably denied. I've never heard of anyone being notified that a thread was rejected - you...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 3rd October 2012, 05:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,705
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: Good Video Editing Software?

Sony Vegas is pretty powerful, streamlined and (mostly) intuitive. There is a LOT you can do out of the box with text, and if you add a plug-in or two you can do way more. The learning curve is way...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th September 2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 6,294
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: Trying To Earn Money Online For Over 6 Years

Michael, I'm not trying to bash at all, but I'm going to take a guess that you are pretty stubborn. Why do I say this? 6 years and the money you've put into it, not to mention thousands of hours,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th September 2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,092
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: All the good domains are already gone.

Gene, I was going to take you to task for letting the "secret" out, but fact is... if everyone that reads this changes their mind and starts hunting domains, there will still be enough to go around....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th September 2012, 06:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 381
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: Help Me Choose A New Business Name..

Flutterboard Media, by a mile. You can't make me change my mind.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th September 2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,066
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: Do you use your own residential address on Aweber?

I pay something like $46 a year for the smallest P.O. Box. If you don't like using a P.O.Box 1234 style address, look into "Street Addressing" that USPS offers in many locations. That allows you to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th September 2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,985
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: 8 Habits Of People Who Want To Fail

Really, there are plenty of posts on WaFo that are designed to help people succeed, it's about time that there is one that can help people that are going to fail, fail faster!

Here's to falling...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th September 2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 949
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: Is it fair that some people bump a number of offers in one go?

There, there joseph7384, check again... You win!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th September 2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 794
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: Refunds

Absolutely. You should have a written refund policy though. You can make it as simple as - "No Refunds"



If you offer refunds and deny them outside of your written policy, then yes, you open...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th September 2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 794
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: Refunds

I guess... if you feel like being vindictive and think it's no big deal to jeopardize their account when you may not fully understand the situation on their side. A chargeback should really be your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th September 2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 949
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: Is it fair that some people bump a number of offers in one go?

Capping bumps for larger players so smaller fish can survive really makes no sense. It would be a penalty against the very people that provide a proportionately larger source of revenue.

Make...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th September 2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 949
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: Is it fair that some people bump a number of offers in one go?

Joel, if it bugs you... "Be The Multi-Bumper"

It IS a level playing field. Each listing can be bumped. Doesn't matter if it's 100 from one person or 1 from 100 people.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th September 2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: How do you cull unresponsive subscribers?

Keep in mind, if they have images turned off, they may open and it might not register with your A/R. You could possibly end up deleting leads that ARE opening and you just don't know it. :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th August 2012, 07:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 596
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: WSO "Buddy" Reviews

I actually find buddy reviews fairly useful, here's why...

If I see a new product launch and the first page or so is full of friends and affiliate reviews, I take this as a good sign. Think about...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th August 2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 924
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: Recording audio for videos?

As others have stated, it could be a combination of equipment or vocal technique. Either subject is a fairly large area of study on it's own, but here are a few pointers to get you in the right...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd August 2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,691
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: Enforcing the age limit here: You must be 18+ to be a member

Go back to your turkey Joe... we all know you aren't old enough to drink.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th August 2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 730
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: Would people leave comments on a post about blenders?

The Cuisinart Smart Power Premier 600-Watt Blender CBT-500 is excellent at blending, is dishwasher-safe, and comes with handy extras like a built-in digital timer. In brushed metal/stainless steel. I...
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