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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st May 2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 472
Posted By MelanieandMiles
Re: Realtor website domain

First of all... If the exact match domain for your name is available, buy it now. Whether you will use it for this project or not. Lock it down.

That said, I am a fan of branding yourself in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th May 2017, 04:45 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,036
Posted By MelanieandMiles
RE: I feel bad for the newbies

I think the big trick is to create more than you consume.

Obviously publishing content is key...

But we learn so much more effectively through doing vs. consuming WSO's

But that leap of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th July 2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,003
Posted By MelanieandMiles
Re: Back from Afghanistan, now what...Looking for partners/ training.

Amazon will only pay you 4% starting out and AdSense is going to fill your site with less-than-relevant ads for not enough money.

If you go in this direction, get into Avantlink as they are the...
Forum: Email Marketing 5th July 2015, 12:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,385
Posted By MelanieandMiles
Re: Best Days and Time for Emailing your List

Monday early, before 9am, Tuesday - Thursday, 1:30 local time Saturday mid morning, around 11am.

But the real question is... What is the best time for YOUR list.

YOU can only figure this out...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd July 2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,003
Posted By MelanieandMiles
Re: Back from Afghanistan, now what...Looking for partners/ training.

To throw in a couple cents... And to keep the conversation going, I think you may be on to something with the tactical gear idea, which can get into the prepper niche, self defense and more. These...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 3rd July 2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,518
Posted By MelanieandMiles
Re: Need advice on VPS Hosting

We use BigScoots.com for our managed VPS and absolutely love their service and support.

More like having a VPS and server admin for one price. It isn't the cheapest, but with 10+ years...
Forum: Warriors For Hire 8th June 2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 1,177
Views: 150,475
Posted By MelanieandMiles
Re: [#1 Rated Content Provider on WF] HIGH-CONVERSION Sales Letters + Premium Articles (100% US WRIT

We placed a sizeable order from Aaron (Multiple sales pages, a report, squeeze page, follow up series and blog posts) through this thread a bit ago... The content is streaming in from his team and...
Forum: Warriors For Hire 23rd April 2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 626
Views: 107,051
Posted By MelanieandMiles
Re: [70% DISCOUNT] #1 eBook Ghostwriting Company on WF..PERFECT to Sell on Kindle [100s of RAVE REVI

Sent over an email request to Aaron today asking a few questions about a min-ebook and some other content.

Fast and professional response... Definitely 'gets' what we are looking for and we have...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd November 2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,233
Posted By MelanieandMiles
Re: Good 1-800 Number Service?

Grasshopper is not marketer friendly and their support is sub par, to be polite.

Found this thread seeking an alternative to them and am excited about tollfreeforwarding.com
Forum: Freemarket.com Discussion 4th September 2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 41,303
Posted By MelanieandMiles
Re: Introducing Freemarket.com - Helping entrepreneurs buy and sell websites and domains

Curious about your headline... Seems misleading.

"Helping Millions Of Entrepreneurs Like You Buy and Sell Websites"

...because when I scroll down I see "673 Websites & Domains" and it looks...
Forum: Email Marketing 25th August 2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By MelanieandMiles
Re: Question about affiliates with email lists.

Search for 'Solo Ads' on the forum, specifically in the 'Warrior's Special Offers' section and you will find people selling email blasts to their lists.

Finding good affiliates is as simple as...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th August 2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 472
Posted By MelanieandMiles
Re: Does anybody use project management software?

Freedcamp is our top choice... Also use Basecamp for a few clients (basecamp is overpriced and overhyped). Back in the day we used Project Pier, too.

Plenty of web-based or self hosted options...
Forum: Email Marketing 25th August 2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 904
Posted By MelanieandMiles
Re: How Do I Build A List Without An Autoresponder or Website?

If you are serious about building an online business, you may want to check out LeadPages.

Worth every penny and can manage just about every part of the tech stuff for you. You just need to plug...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 25th August 2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,531
Posted By MelanieandMiles
Re: Non EIG Hosting Recommendations

BigScoots.com

BigScoots.com

BigScoots.com

100% satisfied customers here! Their support RESOLVES issues faster than HostGator answers chat support (not to mention the time it takes HostGator...
Forum: Conversion Rate Optimization 25th August 2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 756
Posted By MelanieandMiles
Re: New to affiliate marketing - webpage critique please

Totally agree with needing a fat beat on there that makes me smile uncontrollably, nod my head and want to wave my hand in the air...

Pretty sure it was Big Boi talking about that booty shakin...
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th August 2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,870
Posted By MelanieandMiles
Re: Making a living doing freelancer web design work?

ABSOLUTELY!

Being a service provider is the easiest way to become an entrepreneur and to make money without a job. This would offer you a level of lifestyle freedom that few college students...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th August 2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 901
Posted By MelanieandMiles
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th August 2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 399
Posted By MelanieandMiles
Re: Best File Hosting Option?

Highly recommend getting that work-load off your web server.

We use Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) and deliver over a terabyte of data every month... This allows us to keep our money site...
Forum: Email Marketing 21st August 2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 477
Posted By MelanieandMiles
Re: E-mail + Clickbank metrics

Test, test, test! And turn that frown upside down. There are many people on these forums that would do heel clicks for 1 sale per day!

First off, what is your conversion rate to the list? Are...
Forum: Social Media 21st August 2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 999
Posted By MelanieandMiles
Re: Question: What are the best Facebook interest groups to target for ads (in the IM niche)?

We do thousands in FB ads per month and in addition to adding relevant topics as interests, we generally are focusing our ads at people who are interested in our top competitors.

We find these...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 21st August 2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 761
Posted By MelanieandMiles
Re: Why Wrigley Field Is Suddenly So Empty

Wrigleyville.... Wrigley Field?! In a hot-dog town?!?!?!!!!

I (Miles) had the pleasure of watching Sammy Sosa hit one out of the park, onto Waveland avenue while drinking an Old Style beer in...
Forum: Email Marketing 21st August 2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 396
Posted By MelanieandMiles
Re: Android app email marketing

Sounds like you are going in the direction of scraping and mass emailing, which is potentially considered SPAM (not to mention it is highly ineffective).

Here is another idea you could consider......
Forum: Email Marketing 21st August 2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,626
Posted By MelanieandMiles
Re: What do you need for sending mass emails yourself?

There are a TON of ways to set this up and it depends on what your goals are here... Is this a customer list for a retailer? Leads list? Are you thinking you are going to rent a list and mass mail...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st August 2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By MelanieandMiles
Re: Is anyone making affiliate sales directly from facebook page

Yes... the range is vast in size. From under 1000 fans to over 110,000 fans.

Generally we go for the opt-in first and promote the affiliate product after they are on our list, but from time to...
Forum: Programming 12th August 2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,329
Posted By MelanieandMiles
Re: Wordpress help!! :(

First of all, do you 'get' what Caching is/does/means? Because what you are explaining is precisely how it is supposed to work : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cache_(computing)

A potential work...
Forum: Social Media 12th August 2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 630
Posted By MelanieandMiles
Re: I think FB just murdered a lot of your cool apps...

We've never used any 'gate' style Facebook technologies.... So no tears shed here.

If you are 'forcing' your message down users' throats... Try inviting them to have a wonderful experience with...
Forum: Conversion Rate Optimization 12th August 2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,799
Posted By MelanieandMiles
Re: 6500 FB Likes in a week with ads but no penny yet! Any idea if I'm on the right track.

First thing... Do you know what your target market really wants?

Are they looking for insight on new gear? Trip ideas? Are they beginners? Seasoned riders?

Once you figure out your best...
Forum: Email Marketing 12th August 2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By MelanieandMiles
Re: Anyone using plain text emails over HTML?

We do use a lot of plain text for follow up and broadcast emails.

When we want to send out an affiliate link, we either use a domain to mask the affiliate link or we use the Simple URLs plugin...
Forum: Growth Hacking 12th August 2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 31,720
Posted By MelanieandMiles
Re: Realistic way to earn $2k a month

Local clients was an easy starting point for us and referrals came in from other parts of the state and nation-wide, once we proved ourselves as trustworthy and reliable.

There is a HUGE need for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th August 2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By MelanieandMiles
Re: Where to invest $500/mo to generate sales.

Facebook PPC!!!!

You could build a list of local business owners that could be leveraged in many ways in the future, in addition to generating leads and sales.

You could also refine a sales...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th August 2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By MelanieandMiles
Re: Charge Membership For Computer Repair/Tech Shop

According to your post count, this is your first post.



First, start with your current customers... Do they bring their machines in once a year?

If so, is the cost to service it $130?
...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 11th August 2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,361
Posted By MelanieandMiles
Re: Why HostGator Sucks on Customer Service

HostGator sucks, plain and simple... Good for sites that don't get traffic, but once you start having 200 - 600 simultaneous visits, they can't handle it (and deliver error 500 pages instead of...
Forum: Conversion Rate Optimization 11th August 2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,664
Posted By MelanieandMiles
Re: Many landing pages on subdomains of one domain

Remember that yourdomain.com/landingpageA and yourdomain.com/landingpageB aren't necessarily 'pages' but could be individual folders, each hosted individually with totally separate Wordpress...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th August 2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,202
Posted By MelanieandMiles
Re: is blogging dead ??

Blogging is not dead.... Alive and well, actually.

It isn't a 'short cut' and can take years to build up 100,000 monthly visitors, but if you do it right, there is great value for the efforts.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th August 2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 769
Posted By MelanieandMiles
Re: How To Monetize -- What Would You Do Here?

Definitely lean towards creating a product of your own... Many benefits. But the feasibility analysis makes sense.

Here is a little 'trick' we use to get an idea if a niche we are targeting is...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th August 2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 773
Posted By MelanieandMiles
Re: How to check backlinks (Need Help)

We use opensiteexplorer.org to explore competitors' backlinks.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th August 2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 943
Posted By MelanieandMiles
Re: Alexa or Page rank is more important

Hey Alexa... Who are you quoting here? Almost seems like a bot-like response considering no one with that username appears to have posted in this thread.


A widely held, but deeply mistaken...
Forum: Conversion Rate Optimization 11th August 2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,111
Posted By MelanieandMiles
Re: Increasing price to $37 vs. $39?

Three words to answer this one.... Test, test, test!!!

No one's opinions will truly give you more insight than an A/B split test with 1,000, or 5,000 visits would.

Honest guess.... $37.

But,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th August 2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,570
Posted By MelanieandMiles
Re: Clickbank Vs Clicksure vs others

Clickbank has served us greatly in a few ways... No real opinion yet, but honestly interested in testing JVZoo and working on a new project to do just that.

For now, from our experiences.... ...
Forum: Social Media 11th August 2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By MelanieandMiles
Re: Should i sell my 400k usa page or monetize?

How much do you generate in revenue per month with the page?

What is the niche?

What is your weekly engagement number from insights?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th August 2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 961
Posted By MelanieandMiles
Re: Moving Community from Facebook to Subscription Members Site

Hey Julia.... Not sure if you have figured out your next steps and made the leap yet, but we have been very impressed with DigitalAccessPass' membership system mentioned by knishida

Our membership...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th August 2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 725
Posted By MelanieandMiles
Re: A few questions about niche backlinks and geo targeting

Welcome to the forums, Spartan... You may want to edit your very first post here so it doesn't include a hyperlink so it doesn't look like an attempt at link spam ....Since you are actively trying...
Forum: Conversion Rate Optimization 11th August 2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 822
Posted By MelanieandMiles
Re: Super low conversion rate - 225,000+ views/month - HELP!

Split test!!!

Seriously, nothing beats actual data on what works best for your target market, your audience, your site, your offer, etc.

With that said, here are a couple ideas.

#1 -...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th August 2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 587
Posted By MelanieandMiles
Re: Buying a website

A few things to ask yourself....

1 - Why are you buying the site? Is this an 'investment', a 'hobby', or a 'shortcut'

2 - If the site was actually making $0 per month, would you still want it?...
Forum: Growth Hacking 11th August 2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 31,720
Posted By MelanieandMiles
Re: Realistic way to earn $2k a month

Master a skill and sell services.

Then, outsource those services and elevate what you are doing from technician to project manager and salesman.

We started out building WordPress sites for...
Forum: Conversion Rate Optimization 11th August 2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 682
Posted By MelanieandMiles
Re: Using different %'s of traffic

What are the sample sizes here?

When you say 10% of total traffic, did this total 1000 unique visits?

You really need to run 1000 visits to an A/B test before having data you can rely on, long...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th August 2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,988
Posted By MelanieandMiles
Re: Any reliable VPS hosting company??

We use BigScoots.com's managed VPS solution and it is amazing.

Their service is beyond fantastic, they respond to tickets lightning fast and are always willing to help with whatever I ask. It...
Forum: Social Media 11th August 2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 830
Posted By MelanieandMiles
Re: Facebook Ads: make money ads

Actually seeing a mildly aggressive ad in my timeline, today...

Ad text: "Fastest,Easiest,Ethical way to put cash in your paypal by the end of the day!PERIOD! Wan't to know what we do?"
Copy in...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 11th August 2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,187
Posted By MelanieandMiles
Re: Anyone Tried Infocash?

We purchased this hoping to get a few new tips and a useful tool to use ourselves and really were looking for a 'system' we could honestly recommend to people we know who want to start making money...
Forum: Social Media 10th August 2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 830
Posted By MelanieandMiles
Re: Facebook Ads: make money ads

Yeah... Creatively ease into it a bit. Your example is a bit tough to come up with a hypothetical off the to of the head...

Learn how I help grandmothers from around the world while earning extra...
Forum: Social Media 9th August 2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 830
Posted By MelanieandMiles
Re: Facebook Ads: make money ads

Absolutely.

Build a list with FB traffic offering a free ebook/report/video training and promote your 'Earn $100 A Year Selling Your Grandma's Dentures' on the back end as an OTO or through the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th August 2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 560
Posted By MelanieandMiles
Re: Unexepected money making

5 year old domain with a 3 year old 'ready-made niche site' purchased here at the WF... Followed by at least 2 years of absolute neglect.

Random email inquiry about the site/domain one day, within...
Forum: Social Media 7th August 2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By MelanieandMiles
Re: Tracking Facebook Leads With Conversion Pixel

Definitely going to prime this response with 'this isn't the only option' because someone smarter than us may know a 'trick'

Honestly, we create separate funnels for each traffic source so we can...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 7th August 2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,085
Posted By MelanieandMiles
Re: Warning about Jaaxy Keyword Tool

We have used Market Samurai for something like 5 years now, I think. It is still the 'go to' for us and we use the tool at least a few times per week.

Definitely one of those tools that has paid...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th August 2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By MelanieandMiles
Re: Cold Traffic Before Doing Solo Ads?

Sounds like a great test... Compare the conversion rates of solo ad traffic vs. other cold traffic.

When we were still running Bing PPC and Google PPC along with Facebook PPC we had a separate...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th August 2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 759
Posted By MelanieandMiles
Re: Am I Being Scammed?

Follow your gut!

Have had a great experience with escrow.com when we sold a site for a few pretty pennies, last year.

Everything is set out in stages, and honestly it protects you both. As...
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