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Forum: Offline Marketing 12th January 2011, 12:14 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,858
Posted By Vagabond 007
[VIDEO] Succeeding In 2011 As A Marketing Consultant

Here are a few videos I put together to help you out. Perfect if you are a newbie. Although, even if you are more experienced you may still find some useful information.

Since I am hosting them...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 27th April 2010, 12:26 AM
Replies: 576
Views: 35,602
Posted By ProfitCoach
Re: SEO LinkVine

It looks like SEOLV will be a good tool/network... if you use it. :)

Regarding spinning... does it really matter other than being able to vary your anchor text and/or url? For instance, even...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th February 2010, 12:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 641
Posted By ArticlePrince
Ethics and Failure

I have seen some troubling things over the past few months, and I just had to get this off of my chest.

If you are not ethical in your business, you will FAIL. Maybe not right away, but you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th February 2010, 05:32 AM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 164,501
Posted By Vagabond 007
Re: Offline Marketers: What services are you offering for monthly fees?

I know for a fact, got a bunch of emails/PM's, that some of you are having issues with using direct mail. More specifically, what to send.

While I am not going to give you a copy and paste...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th February 2010, 04:45 AM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 164,501
Posted By Vagabond 007
Re: Offline Marketers: What services are you offering for monthly fees?

Just going through some of my files. Came across something I thought I'd share.

After reading a bunch of posts, seems some of you are not clear on the USP thing. Suggestions made were weak, some...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th February 2010, 12:04 AM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 164,501
Posted By AP
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th February 2010, 12:04 AM
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Views: 164,501
Posted By Tanner
Re: Offline Marketers: What services are you offering for monthly fees?

Today was a $5,000 dollar day.

I just published my first book on Amazon and the box of books I ordered showed up late yesterday. Today I was out, giving away a few books to some of my existing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th February 2010, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 164,501
Posted By Venturetothetop
Re: Offline Marketers: What services are you offering for monthly fees?

Thankyou Kristen, nice of you say...

I cannot state enough the concept of learning practically - ie apprenticing

I was lucky enough to be brought up in business environment so learnt little...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th February 2010, 06:26 AM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 164,501
Posted By Venturetothetop
Re: Offline Marketers: What services are you offering for monthly fees?

Or you could impress me, by using my sig and contacting me via a way which shows you made a extra effort to find out something about me ! (Im the prize !!)

Anyway, back to serious talk, here is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th February 2010, 01:23 AM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 164,501
Posted By reilly3000
Re: Offline Marketers: What services are you offering for monthly fees?

Maria didn't recommend Basecamp as a CRM, she recommended it as a project management system. Very important distinction.

CRM is for managing your sales pipeline. Keeping track of whom you've...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th February 2010, 10:57 PM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 164,501
Posted By Pat Ordenes
Re: Offline Marketers: What services are you offering for monthly fees?

Just an update on this...
The business owner signed up with me today for a monthly plan, and I'm also getting a new logo designed for him (separate cost!)...
Which in turn also means new...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th February 2010, 10:52 PM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 164,501
Posted By dremora
Re: Offline Marketers: What services are you offering for monthly fees?

We should start an AP fan club on facebook :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th February 2010, 10:25 PM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 164,501
Posted By cityofangels
Re: Offline Marketers: What services are you offering for monthly fees?

I agree with Dremora.

You shouldn't hire VA's for article writing if English isn't their first language. You should definitely get English speakers for this task. You may end up spending a bit...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th February 2010, 09:59 PM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 164,501
Posted By JRG
Re: Offline Marketers: What services are you offering for monthly fees?

I have run into this issue with a client, here is what I did.

I optimized the site for both the keywords and the keyword + location. Here is how I did it. Throughout the site I mixed up phrases...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th February 2010, 09:52 PM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 164,501
Posted By dremora
Re: Offline Marketers: What services are you offering for monthly fees?

By trial and error on elance. I went through a whole bunch of really crappy ones before finding a good one. I usually post a few really simple projects that won't take much time as trial projects,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th February 2010, 10:30 AM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 164,501
Posted By JRG
Re: Offline Marketers: What services are you offering for monthly fees?

Thanks again AP for a great document.

I can't remember if I posted this before or not.

On the Google maps tips, here is something I have done for my clients and have sometimes had great...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th February 2010, 03:58 AM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 164,501
Posted By AP
Re: Offline Marketers: What services are you offering for monthly fees?

As promised for Tuesday delivery.

This is Post Sale. Hopefully some of you are taking action and will soon need this.

This "Online Directories Application" is available for all. You will need...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th February 2010, 02:26 AM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 164,501
Posted By reilly3000
Re: Offline Marketers: What services are you offering for monthly fees?

ZohoCRM is a really solid system for internal use, it is close to par with an out of the box install of Salesforce.com IMHO. I have not had luck introducing it to non-techies. Its got a lot going on...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th February 2010, 09:21 PM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 164,501
Posted By cma01
Re: Offline Marketers: What services are you offering for monthly fees?

Wow, I read this thread when it first started and hadn't been back for awhile. What great information!

I'm not all the way through the thread, but somewhere along the line, I saw a couple of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th February 2010, 07:20 PM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 164,501
Posted By Vikuna2009+
Re: Offline Marketers: What services are you offering for monthly fees?

Hi you all,

you can not imagine how hard it has been not to chime in and clutter the thread up with my limited knowledge and too many questions. I've been reading this like an offline bible and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th February 2010, 04:53 PM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 164,501
Posted By Dexx
Re: Offline Marketers: What services are you offering for monthly fees?

Question for AP:

On the 2nd meeting, after you present the mindmap etc.

Do you already have the agreements and documents ready for them to sign right then and there, or do you leave and let...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th February 2010, 01:05 AM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 164,501
Posted By jlmkt
Re: Offline Marketers: What services are you offering for monthly fees?

DogScout, Vagabond 007 and the other seasoned veterans who have posted so generously in this thread:

Being relatively new to forums, and not aware of what subjects are on-topic and which should be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th February 2010, 11:40 PM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 164,501
Posted By Dexx
Re: Offline Marketers: What services are you offering for monthly fees?

Just found a great resource on how to increase a business' bottom-line by 25% if you are looking for ideas:

How It Works | Recession Proof Marketing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th February 2010, 05:34 PM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 164,501
Posted By Kristen
Re: Offline Marketers: What services are you offering for monthly fees?

Curlyejohn,

It seems to me you are trying to find a jingle instead of the core USP. And trying to say too much. Do you have a solid single USP? Forget how it sounds or if it is too long or short...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th February 2010, 12:30 PM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 164,501
Posted By HypnoticTonic
Re: Offline Marketers: What services are you offering for monthly fees?

regarding the usp for the all you can eat

Check out Mark Joyner's The Irresistible Offer

"Let's start with a definition. The Irresistible Offer is an identity-building offer central to a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th February 2010, 10:57 AM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 164,501
Posted By Cryp
Re: Offline Marketers: What services are you offering for monthly fees?

Hey guys! This thread has gained a lot of momentum, lets keep er going :D

Throughout this incredible thread only profit strategies have been discussed, but what if we told the business owner to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th February 2010, 04:37 AM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 164,501
Posted By Fernando Veloso
Re: Offline Marketers: What services are you offering for monthly fees?

Hey Simon,

Check this one created using FREE bubbl.us - free web application for brainstorming online (http://bubbl.us/)

http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/7243/bubblusap.jpg...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th February 2010, 04:28 AM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 164,501
Posted By AP
Re: Offline Marketers: What services are you offering for monthly fees?

I have an "email capture" on my site because I need to develop a Relationship with my prospect, very, very important. This entire business is based upon the customer having belief in you. I feed...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th February 2010, 04:00 AM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 164,501
Posted By Vagabond 007
Re: Offline Marketers: What services are you offering for monthly fees?

Believe it or not, this is one of my favorite posts of yours. Hard to put my finger on why, but I think it comes down to the simplicity of it. The fact that you are telling them to go get...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th February 2010, 03:25 AM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 164,501
Posted By AP
Re: Offline Marketers: What services are you offering for monthly fees?

I'm not sure if I covered this or not, this thread is so long, lol.

Last Sunday, Jan 31, this thread had close to 24,000 views, today we'll blow thru 42,000 views.
There were nearly 700 post to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th February 2010, 09:09 PM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 164,501
Posted By dremora
Re: Offline Marketers: What services are you offering for monthly fees?

Curleyjohn: My fiance was reading this thread along with me and I showed him your USP problem.
Here is his solution, something your client's competition isn't going to be doing.

Fact: The...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th February 2010, 05:16 PM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 164,501
Posted By m1online
Re: Offline Marketers: What services are you offering for monthly fees?

[QUOTE=Vagabond 007;1719330]

It's all about mindset. If they don't see the value in what you have to offer, ASSUMING you explained it very clearly, then why would you spend another minute of your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th February 2010, 03:10 PM
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Views: 164,501
Posted By AP
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th February 2010, 02:21 PM
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Posted By AndrewCavanagh
Re: Offline Marketers: What services are you offering for monthly fees?

Everyone does this differently.

My suggestion would be that in your first meeting you should collect information.

From there you might make suggestions on the spot and run with one that gets...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th February 2010, 02:05 PM
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Views: 164,501
Posted By Fernando Veloso
Re: Offline Marketers: What services are you offering for monthly fees?

:) We're all every now and then.

So, from my experience, sometimes you need to take Plan A, or you need to follow Plan B. Or even create a Plan C in the spot.

But every approach can be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th February 2010, 02:02 PM
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Views: 164,501
Posted By Spark
Re: Offline Marketers: What services are you offering for monthly fees?

I believe that's different method to close the sales.

But i believe 1st meeting is to get your presentation first then questionnaire. If possible, show him the info of their competitors. Give them...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th February 2010, 10:52 AM
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Views: 164,501
Posted By DogScout
Re: Offline Marketers: What services are you offering for monthly fees?

I think my response on Monday would be:

"Based on the inability of your company to conduct a simple meeting, I feel it would not be in my (or your) best interest to attempt to do any work for your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th February 2010, 03:25 AM
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Views: 164,501
Posted By clawHAMMER
Re: Offline Marketers: What services are you offering for monthly fees?

dru-man...thaaaat was a heavy...and friggin' awesome post. Kudos. You pretty much sang my song for the last several years in your post there.

I can relate to just about everything you summerized,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th February 2010, 06:14 PM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 164,501
Posted By jlmkt
Re: Offline Marketers: What services are you offering for monthly fees?

Curleyjohn

(from earlier) I agree with your thinking about seafood being priced higher and chicken at the low end.

This area deals with a lot of tourists and seniors -- not unusual to have...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th February 2010, 11:39 AM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 164,501
Posted By Vagabond 007
Re: Offline Marketers: What services are you offering for monthly fees?

Spyfu.com (http://spyfu.com/)

Compete.com (http://compete.com/)

SEMrush.com (http://semrush.com/)

KeyCompete.com (http://www.keycompete.com/home.asp)

KeywordSpy.com...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th February 2010, 11:38 AM
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Views: 164,501
Posted By AP
Re: Offline Marketers: What services are you offering for monthly fees?

I'm glad you brought that up Lance.

I've done this so many times that sometimes I forget important elements when trying to convey the message.

I'm a ******* when it comes to researching the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th February 2010, 09:57 AM
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Views: 164,501
Posted By Bigdanmedia
Re: Offline Marketers: What services are you offering for monthly fees?

Curleyjohn, I am liking something about "An eating experience you wont have anywhere else" or something with the words "creating an experience"

Just my thoughts
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th February 2010, 08:16 AM
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Views: 164,501
Posted By clawHAMMER
Re: Offline Marketers: What services are you offering for monthly fees?

I was chowing on some breakfast while continuing my education on this thread this AM and I got the visual from your comment above CurleyJohn and busted a gut with my mouth full of food. Niiice. Great...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th February 2010, 04:46 AM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 164,501
Posted By jacquic
Re: Offline Marketers: What services are you offering for monthly fees?

Great posts as usual, folks

For those who've just joined the thread, it's certainly worth reading it through, though put aside a few hours! Cut and paste as you go along, as you will soon forget...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th February 2010, 01:54 AM
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Views: 164,501
Posted By Jooga
Re: Offline Marketers: What services are you offering for monthly fees?

Dude,

Go to bed, get some sleep, take the morning off, get off the forum for half a day.

It's amazing what our brains can achieve with rest, relaxation and the right balance.

A USP for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th February 2010, 01:33 AM
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Views: 164,501
Posted By rrakausk
Re: Offline Marketers: What services are you offering for monthly fees?

Here is the devil and his advocate - can any other restaurant in the area be accused of "Going over the top to ensure you're completely satisfied with your meal, service and total experience at...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th February 2010, 01:32 AM
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Views: 164,501
Posted By AP
Re: Offline Marketers: What services are you offering for monthly fees?

Honestly couldn't have said it better myself.

I preach to my clients constantly about "systems." I tell my clients I literally want him to put the business up for sale one day, hand the new owner...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th February 2010, 12:44 AM
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Views: 164,501
Posted By Jooga
Re: Offline Marketers: What services are you offering for monthly fees?

I know it's a quick draft and I am in Australia but shouldn't the word "insure' be ensure?

Thanks for sharing and best of luck with this project.

Garry
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th February 2010, 09:41 PM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 164,501
Posted By slvrsrfr
Re: Offline Marketers: What services are you offering for monthly fees?

I think these are good price points. Something to start at and bring in customers at a cheaper price as well as opportunity to generate higher revenues with the beef and seafood options.

As a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th February 2010, 07:37 PM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 164,501
Posted By Vagabond 007
Re: Offline Marketers: What services are you offering for monthly fees?

Some of you may have seen this, since I posted it on this forum before.

But how about sending something like this to business owners. Gee, do ya think this will get their attention? (with...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th February 2010, 07:24 PM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 164,501
Posted By Vagabond 007
Re: Offline Marketers: What services are you offering for monthly fees?

You have a point. But if someone can't be resourceful enough to find out the answer, then chances are this biz isn't for them in the first place and they don't have the traits needed to be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th February 2010, 07:12 PM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 164,501
Posted By Russ Reynolds
Re: Offline Marketers: What services are you offering for monthly fees?

Or why don't you get them to have live animals..

You Kill It, We Grill It...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th February 2010, 06:55 PM
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Views: 164,501
Posted By Russ Reynolds
Re: Offline Marketers: What services are you offering for monthly fees?

CurlyJohn...re the USP.

How about..

You Pick It, We Cook, You'll Love It, all in under an hour - Guaranteed!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th February 2010, 01:23 PM
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Views: 164,501
Posted By Ron Lafuddy
Re: Offline Marketers: What services are you offering for monthly fees?

Curleyjohn,

Didn't see this one mentioned in your Case Study or in AP's Questionnaire so I thought I add it.

Don't forget to ask them about the systems they have in place to track INVENTORY....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th February 2010, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 164,501
Posted By jacquic
Re: Offline Marketers: What services are you offering for monthly fees?

Crikey!

I have been offline today (thanks, British Telecom), so am just catching up. There isn't time to reply to the many posts that have ap[peared in the interim, which is what I'd like to do. ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th February 2010, 11:48 AM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 164,501
Re: Offline Marketers: What services are you offering for monthly fees?

More quality DSK stuff ... love it!

Just a quick question regarding the Dunning Mailer Method, and perhaps AP can answer this one better than anyone given that he's using it effectively.

How do...
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