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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th February 2017, 10:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 215
Posted By aseltz
Re: Streaming Video From Wordpress Securely

I use custom video player connected to an Amazon S3 account. This does a decent job of hiding the direct links to the content and also allows me to feed different content to viewers using mobile...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th February 2017, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 280
Posted By aseltz
Re: Are there any other ways to monetize books that you write?

If you aren't already doing so, get readers onto an email list and offer them related products and recommend books from other authors. Include an offer inside your book (free audio version, short...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th February 2017, 04:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By aseltz
Re: What's the Best YouTube Video Course Pleas ?

Sounds like you are looking for help with editing more than production.

RampantMedia has some excellent tutorials on their YouTube channel which walk you through setting up transitions,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th February 2017, 09:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By aseltz
Re: What's the best way to protect launch contents?

I host my media on Amazon S3 and wrote some php scripts to restrict access to the download pages and the media links. People can only use the media links from the download page (there is a script...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th February 2017, 08:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 634
Posted By aseltz
Re: Tools to make a sales video?

Mike,

If you let the video run long enough to get past the screenshots of affiliate income and webcam overlays (it takes a few minutes), the video actually transitions into a voice over animated...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th February 2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 634
Posted By aseltz
Re: Tools to make a sales video?

I finally got the site to load up and watched a bit of the video.

The intro is a simple screen capture with a webcam that can be done with Screenflow, Camtasia, etc.

Later in the video he...
Forum: Email Marketing 4th February 2017, 12:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 425
Posted By aseltz
Re: Does anyone have the solution to this problem?

My shopping cart (JVZoo) has a mailing list integration option that connects to my Aweber account. Then, when I add a new product, I can select an email list from a dropdown on the product setup...
Forum: Email Marketing 3rd February 2017, 09:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 425
Posted By aseltz
Re: Does anyone have the solution to this problem?

What tools/services are you using for email?

I use Aweber and they have list automation tools. I created a customer list and integrated an automatic sign-up when when someone purchases. Then, I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd February 2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 244
Posted By aseltz
Re: Podcasters: Equipment set up recommendations

Static is nearly always a signal chain issue, bad mic, bad cables, bad a/d converters, or bad settings.

The rest of the issues are technique.

I use a AKG Perception 420 microphone feeding into...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd February 2017, 09:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,471
Posted By aseltz
Re: Amazon Affiliate - anyone had good success here?

I've kept my Amazon account going because I can always find something to link to when writing on my blog. Their breadth of products is a big benefit.

One good benefit of working with Amazon is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st February 2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 634
Posted By aseltz
Re: Tools to make a sales video?

I can't get the site you mentioned to open (keeps giving me a 520 server error message). Do you have any other examples of what you are trying to create?

The adttoons videos look pretty good to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st February 2017, 09:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 431
Posted By aseltz
Re: Internet Marketing Tips, Tricks, & Hacks #1: "The Imperfection Connection"

Thanks.

I do something similar to you with audio recordings. I pause for a few seconds then clap into the mic before performing a retake. That creates a very recognizable pattern in an audio...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st February 2017, 09:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 431
Posted By aseltz
Re: Internet Marketing Tips, Tricks, & Hacks #1: "The Imperfection Connection"

I'm cautious about throwing out specific numbers when it comes to stuff like this. If you nail your presentation in one take, move on. Doing multiple takes with the expectation that you are 'supposed...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st January 2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 325
Posted By aseltz
Re: Do you think that the term "PLR" has become a dirty word?

One alternate brand you can use for PLR content is 'white label'. I mostly see this used for software and SAAS products, but the basic meaning is the same. The product is supplied unbranded so you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st January 2017, 07:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 431
Posted By aseltz
Re: Internet Marketing Tips, Tricks, & Hacks #1: "The Imperfection Connection"

A few years back I got to work with an executive media trainer who was teaching a group of corporate vice-presidents how to be more effective on camera. The number one piece of advice was not to try...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th January 2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 341
Posted By aseltz
Re: PEOPLE do this all the time can I?

YouTube is an exception here. They explicitly give you permission to post other people's videos on your site (they even provide the code.) And they also give creators the option to disable embedding...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th January 2017, 11:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 198
Posted By aseltz
Re: Need advice about controlling access to videos

The main problem with this is that the videos can be shared very easily! Click the view on YouTube icon, copy the URL, and it can be shared with the world. Other solutions at least add a few extra...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th January 2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 914
Posted By aseltz
Re: Why do a Majority of Affiliate Sites Look Ugly

I agree with everyone who is recommending testing as the ultimate answer to this question.

That said, every aspect of your website signals something to your prospect. Your specific choice of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th January 2017, 09:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 377
Posted By aseltz
Re: First Time Product Creation Question

I've always been a DIY sort of person (to my benefit and detriment) and like to reverse engineer things. Over the years I've created products as simple as a text report saved as a PDF up to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th January 2017, 08:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 198
Posted By aseltz
Re: Need advice about controlling access to videos

YouTube private channels won't work for this. They limit the number of people who can be added to the channel (last I checked it was 50), they have to have a YouTube account to join, and (to the best...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th January 2017, 10:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,929
Posted By aseltz
Re: Fact - Low ticket products are easier to sell

The price point where you choose to sell also depends on the type of business you wish to develop.

If you want to provide immense value to your customers, it helps to have profit margins large...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th January 2017, 09:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 335
Posted By aseltz
Re: Video production - green screen technique with paper, muslin or paint?

Absolutely. Instead of keying off color (chromakey) you key of the brightness (lumakey). The major benefit of this approach is that light spill from the background will not create color shifts on the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th January 2017, 09:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 335
Posted By aseltz
Re: Video production - green screen technique with paper, muslin or paint?

If you are bouncing off a white wall you probably won't have issues with excessive spill from the screen (the wall will diffuse the light), but you will loose significant light intensity from the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th January 2017, 12:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 335
Posted By aseltz
Re: Video production - green screen technique with paper, muslin or paint?

Backlighting a green screen is not a good idea. You greatly increase the odds of overlighting the screen and casting green spill onto your subject which will make pulling a key significantly harder....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th January 2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 335
Posted By aseltz
Re: Video production - green screen technique with paper, muslin or paint?

I'm a bit late to this discussion, but noticed that several people mentioned me (thanks) and I wanted to share a couple of posts I created on my blog about greenscreen setup and video lighting.
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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th August 2016, 04:55 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,476
Posted By aseltz
Re: Some questions about shooting "green screen" videos.

Thanks for the kind words. I'm really glad to hear that your green screen videos are going well.

Andrew
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th August 2016, 08:13 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,476
Posted By aseltz
Re: Some questions about shooting "green screen" videos.

I started working on a course outline based on some of my comments in this thread. I was going to work up a Udemy or Skillshare course, but changed my mind and wrote a comprehensive guide (with some...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th January 2016, 10:32 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,476
Posted By aseltz
Re: Some questions about shooting "green screen" videos.

Sounds like you had the Serious Magic tools.

I used to have a copy of Ultra 2, Visual Communicator, and DV Rack back before the Adobe buyout. They were pretty cool tools. The Ultra Key software...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th January 2016, 05:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,476
Posted By aseltz
Re: Some questions about shooting "green screen" videos.

Jim,

Using garbage mattes is a great technique even if your screen does fill the entire frame. Any areas of the frame where your foreground subject does not cross over the background can be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th January 2016, 01:23 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,476
Posted By aseltz
Re: Some questions about shooting "green screen" videos.

Try the tools in Adobe Premiere (UltraKey) or After Effects (KeyLight) before you chase after other options. It is astonishing how much control you have over your keys with tools like these. I think...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th January 2016, 01:18 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,476
Posted By aseltz
Re: Some questions about shooting "green screen" videos.

I'm glad you are getting results you like with your green screen setup.

Before you invest in a new camera, I'd recommend getting your hands on some pro-grade software first. You would be amazed at...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th January 2016, 11:53 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,476
Posted By aseltz
Re: Some questions about shooting "green screen" videos.

Jason,

I wasn't impressed by the PopVideo demo (the edges on the keys they were pulling were not very clean - with lots of blurring to hide the lack of detail), but I checked out some of the other...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th December 2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,476
Posted By aseltz
Re: Some questions about shooting "green screen" videos.

I have an older Quad Core Core2Duo PC (2009 vintage) with 8 gigs of RAM and it can run Lightworks just fine. DaVinci Reslove is another matter - but mostly because of my graphics card. Your graphics...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th December 2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,476
Posted By aseltz
Re: Some questions about shooting "green screen" videos.

There is lots of free video software out there, along with dozens of low priced options. Personally, I avoid most tools that aren't heavily used in the professional video production community. It...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th December 2015, 02:47 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,476
Posted By aseltz
Re: Some questions about shooting "green screen" videos.

Take a look at Lightworks and Davinci Resolve. I mentioned both a little further back in this thread. Both are pro-level tools and 100% free to download and use. Their built-in tools for chroma...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th December 2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,476
Posted By aseltz
Re: Some questions about shooting "green screen" videos.

The electronics industry is heavily pushing 4k right now on both the consumer and producer ends of things, but it's going to be a few years before it becomes mainstream (they are already pushing for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th December 2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,476
Posted By aseltz
Re: Some questions about shooting "green screen" videos.

Earlier in this thread I mentioned an app (Android and iOS) called "Green Screener" from Hollywood Camera Work, LLC. This uses your phone or tablet camera to capture an image of your green screen and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd December 2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,476
Posted By aseltz
Re: Some questions about shooting "green screen" videos.

I'm using a clamp light with a low wattage CFL bulb as my backlight. It is just clipped to a spare angle bracket I had that is attached to the ceiling with a drywall screw. Here's a photo. The light...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd December 2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,476
Posted By aseltz
Re: Some questions about shooting "green screen" videos.

I plan to do this in my home office studio too.

I've done a lot of research on paint options and here are some recommendations:

Disney Premium Plus Gamma Sector Green (Home Depot)
Behr Premium...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd December 2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,476
Posted By aseltz
Re: Some questions about shooting "green screen" videos.

Nice setup! You should be able to do some cool projects.

I wouldn't worry about getting a backdrop holder unless you plan to move your setup around. What you've done works just fine.

The boom...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th December 2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,476
Posted By aseltz
Re: Some questions about shooting "green screen" videos.

Congratulations on the new light kit. I'm sure you will enjoy experimenting with your lighting setups. A good set of lights is one of the best investments you can make when it comes to video gear. I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th December 2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,476
Posted By aseltz
Re: Some questions about shooting "green screen" videos.

The cheap light kits can definitely get the job done, but just plan to be very gentle with them. The stands tend to be very flimsy and easy to knock over once the lights are attached. It's a good...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th December 2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,476
Posted By aseltz
Re: Some questions about shooting "green screen" videos.

Jim,

I've been using Adobe Premiere and After Effects (and Photoshop too) for more than a decade now and they are still my favorite applications to use. I've edited on final cut and used Apple...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th December 2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,476
Posted By aseltz
Re: Some questions about shooting "green screen" videos.

I have 2 green screens that came exactly the same way. Both are cotton muslin and were packed up folded. My solution for removing wrinkles is simple. I stretch the screen. That's how they do it in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th December 2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,476
Posted By aseltz
Re: Some questions about shooting "green screen" videos.

With the current setup you have, your main challenge is lighting the screen and yourself. Both cameras you have heavily compress the video footage they record. The compression is 'lossy' (meaning...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th December 2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,476
Posted By aseltz
Re: Some questions about shooting "green screen" videos.

I've done a fair amount of green/blue screen work over the years and have a few suggestions.

Whenever people ask me advice about doing green screen work I always start by asking what their...
Forum: Warrior Forum Classified Ads 22nd August 2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 373
Posted By aseltz
Engineer a Buying Frenzy

Dear Warrior, Andrew Seltz here.

I have just put the finishing touches on a new video training called "How To Engineer a Buying Frenzy (http://selllikeaguru.com/buying_frenzy/wfclassified.htm)"...
Forum: Programming 8th January 2010, 12:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 629
Posted By aseltz
Redirect Script for E-Junkie Affiliate Hoplinks

A big limitation of the e-Junkie shopping cart's affiliate tools is that they only allow 1 landing page per product. If you want to give your affiliates alternate ways to promote your product (like a...
Forum: Programming 8th January 2010, 12:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 548
Posted By aseltz
Admin: Please Delete (accidental duplicate post)

Accidental duplicate post. Please delete.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th July 2009, 08:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 849
Posted By aseltz
Re: WP static page SEO vs conventional site

David,

There are a couple great ways to get the best of both worlds for your WordPress based site.

First, as others mentioned, is to create a page called home and another page called blog....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th April 2009, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 940
Posted By aseltz
Re: So much self serving "social media"

Anything that's self-serving won't last long. Social media makes it easier to see who actually provides value and who just wants something from you.

Shawn's right on target. If you do nothing more...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th April 2009, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 527
Posted By aseltz
Re: My Website Looks Different in Firefox from IE

Design and coding can be maddening - specially if you don't like chasing down little bugs and tweaks (some people like that stuff and God bless them for it!)

If you are just creating simple sales...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th April 2009, 12:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,584
Posted By aseltz
Re: Cunning Ways That Internet Marketers Convince You to "Buy Now"

I have to disagree with this conclusion. The reason he had to keep selling was because people weren't ordering and he was having trouble moving the product.

People got burned out on the whole...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th April 2009, 11:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 527
Posted By aseltz
Re: My Website Looks Different in Firefox from IE

Testing is a huge part of the development process, so if you plan to do your own work, be ready to test (multiple versions of IE and FF plus Chrome, Safari, and Opera.) You can check your server logs...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th March 2009, 10:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,642
Posted By aseltz
Re: Sales letters, OTO, Upsells -- templates for Wordpress or Joomla???

I put together a template called WP-SalesPage (http://www.wpsalespage.com) that can be dropped into any theme to give you a nice clean salespage template.

The main bonus to mine over other options...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th March 2009, 03:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,080
Posted By aseltz
Re: Who Got Mike Filsaime's Butterfly Marketing? I did just now!

I managed to get to a working order page earlier today and submit my order, but I never got to any of the OTO pages after that and thought I got dumped.

Later on, I got an order confirmation...
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