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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th May 2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 858
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: Best Free Services for Internet Marketing

For content distribution, IFTTT is very handy. Huge time saver
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th May 2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,186
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: What Happened When you started Blogging ?

When I started blogging, I discovered how much fun it can be to share no strings content with an engaged audience. And that's led to motivation for product ideas and other revenue streams. But I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th May 2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: Is 15% commission worth while?

15% is quite relative. As far as physical product go, that's a pretty darned good rate (check out Amazon for a comparison). But it all comes down to the average order size.
How much can you earn...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th May 2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: Is it worth sending emails out to a new list if there's only a few people signed up

As soon as you have any sort of list, you should be in contact. For the simple reason that they'll grow accustomed to hearing from you.
Imagine if a new subscriber doesn't hear from you for a month...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th November 2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,240
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: Another Newbie Question - Looking for Direction

Hi and thanks for your question. In order to achieve your realistic income goals in as short a time frame as possible, I'd make one suggestion.

Get a coach.

I'm not one and am not offering...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th November 2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: An Email Story

My only pet peeve is when an email marketer sends a message and clearly states if you need to get in touch, just reply to any of my messages ....

And then when you do you never get a reply. I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th November 2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,164
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: SALES PAGES VS WSO

Another reason some consider self hosted is to avoid potential negative comments or worse trolls that show up on regular sales threads.

Some posts can be annoying and time consuming. On the other...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th August 2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,217
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: What are your favourite Internet marketing blogs?

I quite enjoy Ana Hoffman's Traffic Generation Cafe
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th August 2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 584
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: Need genuine guidance for setting up an Online business with multiple income stream

One area of focus for sure is the best way to see success as soon as possible. Forget 'multiple' income streams until you have one income stream to start.
Combine that with focus and find a mentor...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th August 2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,661
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: How do I create a product I know nothing about

Pretty tough to create a product you don't know anything about. As noted above, if you're interested in the subject and want to become an expert in the area before creating a product, great.
The...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th August 2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 972
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: Is This Shiny Object Syndrome or Exploring ones Options?

Shiny object syndrome is simply jumping from one 'solution' to the next without actually applying what the first product teaches. All too common.
'Exploring options' is a polite way of expressing...
Forum: Email Marketing 14th August 2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 734
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: hey! newie needs help with autoresponders please

An autoresponder is an essential tool, as is a domain name and hosting. Not something to scrimp on. Go with an established brand, as suggested above. The results you'll gain from increased delivery...
Forum: Email Marketing 14th August 2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 492
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: Need Email Advice....

Professional email service like GetResponse or Aweber is a good start. Self hosted autoresponder is an advanced move that could help even more.
Further, if you want to minimize bounce rates and...
Forum: Email Marketing 14th August 2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,696
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: Best Email Marketing Course?

Three names I've studied from copiously:
Lee Murray
Sean Mize
Ben Settle

Completely different styles and approaches, but I really like variety myself when it comes to email marketing.
Forum: Email Marketing 14th August 2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: Email Subject line & CAN-SPAM

I think the stipulation 'Don't Use Deceptive Subject Lines' is more than a little vague. I agree with Ledux above, in that practically lying in a subject line is never a good idea.

However it's...
Forum: Email Marketing 14th August 2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 624
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: I have a problem with follow up messages

GetResponse is pretty great for autoresponder follow-ups actually. The tutorials are great but it's also pretty intuitive.

Select the campaign you want to set up follow-ups for. Then click...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th August 2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 526
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: Would you rather...?

From personal experience it's much easier to promote other products once you've created your own. When you build a list of people who've bought your own stuff, you have a really good idea of what...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th August 2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: ebook tools and design, need advice please

You can also create the document in Google Drive. The advantage I find is the ability to share with others if you choose, even let others edit if you like.
And you can convert to PDF and any links...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th August 2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 695
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: Free WSO vs Priced WSO..

It would appear from a brief glance in the WSO section that free WSOs are still alive and kicking.
I've done both, started with a free one to learn, build up a bit of credibility and start...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th August 2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 646
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: Getting back in the game – Any advice?

Some tried and true methods are totally still working. Namely article marketing. But how you get the most bang for your buck with that has changed. As already mentioned, social media is huge. Not...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th August 2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: Developing first niche site

Hey Owen! The process for diving into your first niche (and then your first niche) can be quite simple. Make 3 lists:
#1 - What Are You Really Good At (or know a lot about)
#2 - What Do You Really...
Forum: Email Marketing 5th August 2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: How often do you send newsletter to your subscribers?

There are a bunch of courses and trainings that all have various opinions as to the answer of your question. Personally my best results (in terms of open rates, engagement and activity) come from...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th August 2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: What generates the majority of your online income?

Email list and product creation. And of course, the product creation in itself builds the email list.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th August 2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 760
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: Do you recommend MRR and PLR?

Going to go a bit against the grain here and say I don't recommend them. For the very reason they encourage us to be a bit lazy.
If you're using PLR or MMR as a lead magnet, well, it's already been...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th August 2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: How to do videos for a blog

First, congrats for wanting to jump into video. It's a great idea.
Second, if you want to get your feet wet without getting on camera, whip up a powerpoint outlining the main points of your...
Forum: Email Marketing 5th August 2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 744
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: When is the best time to sale

I really like Steve's comment above, and would only add that if you're informed on your niche and market, you should be in a position to market to your list whenever you choose.

Of course this...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 5th August 2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 531
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: Getting Traffic thru solo ads

There's also a lot of great info on where to find great solo vendors, and in some cases, where to get quality clicks from people that aren't 'technically' solo ad vendors.
For example, you can...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st July 2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 531
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: Any free recording software recommend?

2nd vote for screen-cast-o-matic. Free but with watermarks, upgrade is only about $20 per year.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th July 2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,453
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: What Is The Best Guide/Training For Beginners In Affiliate Marketing?

Anything by Erica Stone would be a good way to start, especially if you're thinking Amazon.
Forum: Suggestion Forum 30th July 2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,031
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: A one strike you're out rule?

Spam is such a huge waste of everyone's time. No mercy I say!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th July 2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 683
Posted By Mark Tandan
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th July 2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,336
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: How Do You Fight Shiny Object Syndrome?

Hire a mentor or coach - and pay good money. The investment itself will tell you to take one direction seriously. And the mentor should have the backbone to hold you accountable to your plan.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th July 2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,117
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: How do you feel about WSOs that are over 100 pages long?

If the content's legit and not a bunch of filler, page length means nothing whether it's 10 pages or 200. Case in point - quite recently an 81 page product was made WSO of the day. No fluff.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th July 2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 613
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: Writing a free ebook: need your advice

Hey Stevie. I don't see an issue as it's all YOUR content. I do believe people have a slightly higher expectation of an eBook than blog posts, however, so would suggest going above and beyond just...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th June 2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,099
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: I need honesty

James is right, there are so many ways. I'd suggest you spend a bit of time researching this forum yourself to find some areas you might want to pursue.

Narrow that list down, then download all...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th June 2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,838
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: The most profitable niche

Tons of profitable niches. One of the most profitable resides within the forum you just posted your question in!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th June 2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 708
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: What Would You Call A Successful WSO For The Seller?

Ya Ben really nailed it; at the end of the day it comes down to the goals of the vendor. But in marketing info products in this industry, the goal for the majority is not up front profit. That's...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd June 2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,127
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: Being an Internet Marketer is tough....

The attitude of those that question what you do changes drastically when they see your success.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th May 2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 400
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: 3 Reasons Why Email Marketing Will Get You More Sales than Social Media

Alright, consider this:
The average ADULT gets 147 emails per day. How are you going to ensure your email gets opened?
How are you going to prevent your subscriber from unsubscribing?

You've...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th May 2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 933
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: How to Organize Time?

I would argue it's less about organizing, and more about FOCUS.
Have you ever considered pretending that when you're settling into a task you're writing an exam?
No cell phone, no facebook, no...
Forum: Social Media 26th May 2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 817
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: Can I get banned from Facebook?

Sure you can. You can get banned from pretty much anywhere. Especially if you don't read and comply with the T.O.S. So please read those terms, and act accordingly. You don't want to get disconnected...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th May 2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 938
Posted By Mark Tandan
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th May 2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: Any courses on how to build an email list?

Joe nailed it. There are thousands of courses on list building and it's a very hot topic these days. Start in the War Room - seriously there's great content in there. If you find a particular tactic...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 26th May 2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 764
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: Mac owners, why do you still use a Windows?

Mac user for many years, haven't touched Windows in forever. IMO the best software these days is web-based so it'll run on any platform.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th May 2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: Hello and thank you

You're going to get a ton of advice on your question and will be tempted to follow a lot of paths.
First, congrats on your knowledge and achievements to this point and for taking great action.
To...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th May 2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 952
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: Hosting on VPS?

I very recently upgraded my hosting from shared to VPS, and the process couldn't have been easier. Company did all the migration itself. CPanel is practically the same. Plus the support by phone is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th May 2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,653
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: Do you promote products you've never used

Short answer: nope.
Longer answer: no way, no how, no chance. I don't want to come off as some cheesy marketer who's just building hype. I want to provide legit solutions for my audience, and can't...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th May 2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,763
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: Are small niche sites (10-50 pages) still a viable way to make money?

I wouldn't call a 50 page site 'small'. But quality trumps quantity every time, in both content and websites in general.
Don't worry about 'saturation' either - provided you're sending quality...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th April 2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: Offering multiple products on one domain

Another alternative, when you get to the point of having a lot of products, is to use subdomains. Don't need to pay to register another domain, and you could list niche-specific products within their...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th April 2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,563
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: A Message from Simon Grabowski CEO of GetResponse -

Really appreciate your taking the time to update us here!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th April 2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: Deciding which route to attempt

By all means start with what you're already good at and enjoy. You can make good money writing, and I'd suggest that as a starting point.
An authority affiliate site could be the next logical step,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th April 2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: How to Market to this List

If you want to determine what to promote by way of products and offer by way of content, a great place to start would be studying what sorts of things are being purchased in that particular market....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th April 2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,272
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: Starting a new marketing blog but I'm no marketing expert. Your views?

If you present it the right way your blog could get a terrific following. Being honest about your current knowledge is a fresh idea, but don't sell yourself short. Maybe you're not an 'expert' but...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th April 2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,320
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: Total Noob - Where do I start

Research this forum and take notes on areas of internet marketing you think may appeal to you, while crossing off others you think you wouldn't want to pursue.

Then, look for a coach or mentor in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th April 2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 851
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: Do You Ever SELL The Salesmen?

My favourite reply to a telemarketer came from an episode of the Jerry Seinfeld show. Jerry gets the telemarketing call, explains that he's having dinner and perhaps he can call the marketer back...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th April 2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,651
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: How Quickly Did You Make Money Using Classified Ads?

It all depends on the niche, product and market. Some products lend themselves well to classified ads, others not so much.
And in time you should realize that a website is a necessity if you want to...
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