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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th October 2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,587
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Advice from a million dollar marketer

For me, it was more that I didn't think my future customer was here.

I invest in the communities that build my business. When I reached the point that I was not learning anything new from the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th July 2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,105
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Tip For People With No Book Budget

That will show Amazon, all right. Cancel the $10 a month membership, and just buy books outright. I'm sure they're just mortified.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th July 2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,105
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Tip For People With No Book Budget

There's a "Kindle Unlimited Eligible" filter on the website.

Edit: Also, sorting by "Price (High to Low)" strips out all the cheap stuff and gets you to the real books pretty fast.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th July 2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,105
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Tip For People With No Book Budget

Doesn't make any difference to me as a reader. I don't care what the author gets paid.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd July 2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By CDarklock
Re: New KU Payout System

Write what you're good at writing, and write a lot of it. Good + long = more pages read.

Also don't worry about it. You don't actually have a problem here, you're predicting a future problem....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd July 2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,234
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Where to start with affiliate marketing?

Finding a traffic source. ;)

Fundamentally, as an affiliate, you're selling traffic on a PPA basis. If you drive traffic that buys, you get paid. So your first and foremost concern is where to get...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd July 2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 937
Posted By CDarklock
Re: do you put date of your post on your website?

Same here, but if content is evergreen, having it dated 2011 can make someone feel like it's outdated when it's not.

I think some posts need dates and others don't. I mean, if you write a post...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd July 2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 847
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Unsolicited PMs for product reviews

Why thank you. Go big or go home, I always say.



Reality IS rubbish, in case you hadn't noticed.

The overwhelming majority of what people pay me for is stuff they already know.

I just...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd July 2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 847
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Unsolicited PMs for product reviews

More than half of that post is real, actionable advice for getting people with this kind of expertise to view your request more favourably.

If all you take away from it is "oh he thinks he's so...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd June 2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 733
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Amazon announce major kdp select change

Which is why I am a Kindle Unlimited subscriber. Last week I decided I needed to know more about Kindle publishing, so I used it to get a boatload of books on the subject. Each one was basically a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd June 2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 733
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Amazon announce major kdp select change

Paying by the page only matters through the Kindle Lending Library and Kindle Unlimited.

It's a valid concern of the authors. I mean, I pay for KU by the month, not by the book - so I've paid to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd June 2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,139
Posted By CDarklock
Re: If you had to start IM from scratch again with no money how would you do it?

I would start by developing a Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube presence with a Patreon campaign attached.

I'd then offer my fans/followers/subscribers a free report with a link in the back to the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd June 2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,890
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Who in the forum sells something other than IM?

That would be the part where you don't know what you're doing.

There's no shame in that, but you'll reach a point where you do, and it won't be worth hanging around here anymore. Unless, of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st June 2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,890
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Who in the forum sells something other than IM?

There are two kinds of people in an IM forum: people who sell something the IM crowd wants, and people who need help with IM.

If you know what you're doing and you don't sell anything IM related,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st June 2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,105
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Tip For People With No Book Budget

Well, duh, ESPECIALLY if you created it as a lead magnet. Lead magnets aren't supposed to generate money in and of themselves, they're supposed to generate LEADS. You want READERS more than you want...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th June 2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,863
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Competitive Edge Of A Newbie

You can enter a smaller market.

Here's the fun part. That smaller market might have a whole hell of a lot of money in it.

When you say "smaller market," people usually think some trivial...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th June 2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,105
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Tip For People With No Book Budget

It costs nothing to enroll your book. The Kindle Unlimited subscription is $10 a month, and at any given time you can have ten books "checked out" to your Amazon account at no added charge. Authors...
Forum: Suggestion Forum 18th June 2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,391
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Would you support Warrior Forum if SIGNATURES were turned off?

There are none. It's counterproductive.

Owing to the Dunning/Kruger effect, crappy/spam posters don't know they're making crappy/spam posts. They think their posts are just as good as everyone...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th June 2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,306
Posted By CDarklock
Re: So confused, don't know where to start

If you do not know which of many options to choose, you need more information.

If you cannot get more information, you should choose arbitrarily.

If you turn out to have made a bad decision,...
Forum: Suggestion Forum 18th June 2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,391
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Would you support Warrior Forum if SIGNATURES were turned off?

None of that makes any sense, though.

I understand stupid people posting dumb crap creates the three latter problems, but how does taking their signatures away make them or their posts any...
Forum: Suggestion Forum 18th June 2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,391
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Would you support Warrior Forum if SIGNATURES were turned off?

Already seen it. Does not contain a cogent argument for this being a problem. Please state one.
Forum: Suggestion Forum 18th June 2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,391
Posted By CDarklock
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th June 2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 8,502
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Wow..... What Happened to This Forum?

Probably. Literally 100% of my buying traffic is through Facebook, but the methods and tactics I use are the same thing that works everywhere - develop a following, build a relationship, any basic...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th June 2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 575
Posted By CDarklock
Re: How is this even possible?

Clearly either these people are brilliant marketers or Google is corrupt.

The problem cannot possibly be that your SEO analysis is based on incorrect or irrelevant information.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th June 2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,042
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Google - Destroying Your Business?

Google is purposely trying to destroy inaccurately high rankings for crappy websites.

This tends to destroy any crappy website that only really gets traffic from Google.

And that, in turn,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th June 2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,105
Posted By CDarklock
Tip For People With No Book Budget

Kindle Unlimited.

A lot of people don't realise this, but if you go through KDP Select, your book is automatically enrolled in Kindle Unlimited.

That means for $10 a month, you can read ANY...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th June 2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Basic Roadmap for Business

About half my income is from one-off product sales, 40% from subscriptions, and 10% from donations. It's not a large income, but it pays my bills. If the donations stopped, I wouldn't even really...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th June 2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 953
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Affiliate Links in Ebooks?

You'd be dumb not to. If you're going to advertise someone else's product or service, and they have an affiliate program where you can get paid for that, GET PAID.

If they don't, then go ahead...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th June 2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Basic Roadmap for Business

Like... say... the Warrior Forum. ;)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th June 2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,402
Posted By CDarklock
Re: How do you internet marketers WORK EVERYDAY?

I have things i need to get done and deadlines when they need to be done.

Every week, I have to record a podcast and write a newsletter and add a blog post. All of these have to be related but...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th June 2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By CDarklock
Basic Roadmap for Business

There's really a very simple series of things that go into building any business, and it's pretty constant. I call it a SLOT machine. (Yes, I sell stuff about this. But relax, nothing to buy here,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th June 2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 8,502
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Wow..... What Happened to This Forum?

Different demographics. When Allen owned and ran the forum, it started as just his own customers, and then gradually expanded to being OPEN for the public... but still a reasonably guarded community....
Forum: Warriors For Hire 18th June 2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,329
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Marketing “Engine Mechanic” Pro Will Diagnose and Fix Your Broken Funnel [Live Coaching Call]

Jason is seriously the real deal, folks.

He's come down from the wilds of Canada to learn our secrets of sales and marketing and conversion, and for the past five years he's been soaking up all...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd May 2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 650
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Should I increase my post count for credibility

Making posts that don't suck will help it.

It's not about how many you make, it's about what people remember. If you're "that guy who posts meaningless crap," nobody cares about your thousands of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th April 2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,010
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Reduce Price Without Angering Past/Present Members

Tell them no. They have received the service, which at the time cost $97. You kept your end of the bargain and delivereed the service. Now you are reducing the price, for everybody, starting on this...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th April 2015, 04:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 796
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Does this bother you as a buyer?

I started a policy a couple years ago that "prices only go up." I don't put anything on sale. If I want to make a cheaper offer, I'll produce a lower-level product. And every time I update or...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th April 2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 923
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Eight Thousand Posts and Here I Am

It's not the same, but it's not bad. Harlan Ellison used to talk about what he called "the greasy pastiche of nostalgia" - I literally cannot remember a time that people weren't griping about how...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th April 2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 944
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Product Creation- Not Good

When I can improve my products, I do that, and send the updated version to all existing customers for free.

Then I raise the price. Better product, higher price, right? Value for value.

I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th April 2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,963
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Thanked 1000+ means Millionaire?

There's honestly no correlation. And in my case, at least, the high thanks is because I'd rather help people than make money. I hate it when I have to tell someone "hey, I could help you, but you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th April 2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 509
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Money back guarantee issue

I'm the same way. If you are already thinking about a refund before you buy, I don't want your money. I want you to go in thinking you're committed to making this work and if it doesn't that's your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th April 2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,094
Posted By CDarklock
Re: $37 vs $47 - Which converts better?

Asking for opinions IS a test. Asking experts for opinions - even self-proclaimed ones - is usually better than asking random people on the street.



Like, for example, that testing is the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th April 2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,042
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Internet Marketer's: Everyone Says Stick with the Fundamentals ... So, What are They?

And there are a lot of businesses that work without those things. I used to work as a Y2K consultant.

My business required ABSOLUTELY NOTHING except me, editing code at client sites, and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th April 2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,042
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Internet Marketer's: Everyone Says Stick with the Fundamentals ... So, What are They?

Yes... that is in fact the difference between ANY business and the kind of business YOU prefer.

Lots of people have unprofitable, unsustainable businesses. ;)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th April 2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,042
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Internet Marketer's: Everyone Says Stick with the Fundamentals ... So, What are They?

...of a business in which they will invest.

Not of every business on the planet.

At its heart, every business is just giving people a reason to give you what you want. All of them.
Forum: Website Design 27th April 2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By CDarklock
Re: About the new site, once again

How to get responses on your questions:

1. State your question clearly and directly.

2. Explain what you have done to find the answer yourself.

3. Praise the group for helping you which...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th April 2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 923
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Eight Thousand Posts and Here I Am

Do you have trouble making a delicious pizza crust?

I sure did. Let me tell you how terrible my pizza crust used to be...

BUT NOW my pizza comes out perfect every time because I learned this...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th April 2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,042
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Internet Marketer's: Everyone Says Stick with the Fundamentals ... So, What are They?

Not really. Most people confuse "fundamentals of MY business" with "fundamentals of ALL business," because clearly every other business is just a defective version of their own.

The real...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th April 2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,042
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Internet Marketer's: Everyone Says Stick with the Fundamentals ... So, What are They?

Seven? Easy.

1. Know what you do
2. Tell people what you do
3. Make a list of people who want that done
4. Offer to do it for money <- That's a business. You don't have this, you got nothin'....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th April 2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 923
Posted By CDarklock
Eight Thousand Posts and Here I Am

I don't know if we still do this - I've been away for a while - but every thousand posts or so the old school Warriors used to do this kind of rollup thing where we come in and say "hey, here's my...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th April 2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 836
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Are you using your own name as author for Products?

If you don't want to be known for writing lots of products on lots of topics, don't write lots of products on lots of topics.

If you don't want to be related to a topic, don't write about it.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th April 2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 796
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Who agrees with this marketing strategy?

They're the same way.

- Lead magnet convinces them to opt-in
- Email sequence convinces them to buy

Your "new" way is just how to line up those two things and convince in a certain way.

I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th April 2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,460
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Don't be so selfish

That's "your book is crap but we will still publish it if you pay us enough."

They'll invest in your success if you put some skin in the game. Just like anyone else. I'd never invest in a venture...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th April 2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,460
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Don't be so selfish

I moved my business from 100% Warrior Forum to 100% Facebook to test my SWIFT model of community engagement. It works, I'm satisfied, I made a product about it.

Of course, the Warrior Forum has...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th April 2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,460
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Don't be so selfish

When you ARE in this position, you'll either understand why other people don't, or you'll learn by experience.

I recommend the understanding method. It's cheaper and less stressful.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th April 2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By CDarklock
Re: How can I monetize financial knowledge?

Call it a "secret" and charge money for it.

Works in any niche
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th April 2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,135
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Making Money: Let's take a poll!

In order:

1. Selling my own products
2. Working for clients
3. Selling affiliate products

I promote exclusively on Facebook. I used to promote entirely, well, here on the Warrior Forum. I...
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