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Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 28th December 2016, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 653
Posted By tomcam
RE: I have a million dollars idea & A PLAN OF ACTION!

Victor was kind enough to PM me. His message was cogent, the scope of the product is perfectly defined, and there is a closely related market already extant. In other words, the PM gave me exactly...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 28th December 2016, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 596
Posted By tomcam
Re: Video Jeet Review

SEO efforts duly noted. It shows up a nice prominent #2 in the Goog!
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 28th December 2016, 03:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By tomcam
RE: Selling Furniture Website

Shopify. Boom! Done.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th May 2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 544
Posted By tomcam
Re: Best Way To Secure A Digital Product

John, Steven, and Entrecon all have sound advice. Love what Arnold said and stand firmly with him. I have PM'd you, and urge you to contact me. Nothing to sell, either products or services. I can...
Forum: Social Media 17th May 2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 889
Posted By tomcam
Re: How can I get more traffic from Reddit?

Redditors are hard to fool. To get a lot of traffic, you have to do something challenging: Post genuinely compelling content that they'll like so much it will be upvoted.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th March 2013, 12:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 907
Posted By tomcam
Re: Is This A Good Press Release?

Harlan stole my thunder. Ignore the haters until testing tells you otherwise. It is reminiscent of the Drudge Report and does load fast. Most important, it's carefully targeted. Definitely worth...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 24th November 2012, 02:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 400
Posted By tomcam
The One Thing You Need to Succeed on Kindle Is...

...an actual book. I bought all the How to Succeed on Kindle products, including one that costs $1,000. They're all pretty good. Except I didn't have, you know... a book.

We all hear how everyone...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th October 2012, 12:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,674
Posted By tomcam
Re: Finally did it. 1,400 sales in 24 hours--and a deep dark secret [long]

That encouragement means a lot, Bruce, thank you. I did re-mail them but now I'm going to weekly mails that are real content 3/4 of the time, then the last mail will include a high-quality offer of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th October 2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,674
Posted By tomcam
Finally did it. 1,400 sales in 24 hours--and a deep dark secret [long]

This is the story of 92,000 emails, too many mistakes to describe, 3,000 bounces, 1,400 sales inside of 24 hours--and a deep dark secret.

It's not meant to be a pitch of any kind. Have scrubbed...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 28th February 2012, 11:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,164
Posted By tomcam
Re: Good News Warriors :D!

My thoughts are with you, bro.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th February 2012, 11:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 534
Posted By tomcam
Re: Converting To PDF Question...

The other posts have covered it, but a few bits of hard-won advice. First, with all due respect to Ashly, I have not found Google Docs to be useful for documents more than about 3 printed pages. Just...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th August 2011, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,011
Posted By tomcam
Re: High PR Auto approve Press Release Sites...

The few that exist are not helpful to marketers. Luckily in my experience you're wrong about approval; most of the sites below take a day or less to approve. Here is a list of free sites that take...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd August 2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,128
Posted By tomcam
Best Free Press Release Sites Mid-2011

There are many recycled lists of free press release sites. You can tell they're recycled because they lists places that no longer accept press releases at all, or are no longer free.

I conducted...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd August 2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By tomcam
Re: Preass Release Submission Tool Required

I have been studying this issue thoroughly and have been running experiments. The problem with an automated submission tool is that all the sites have slightly different requirements, and all the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st August 2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 875
Posted By tomcam
Re: How to write a book so it is kindle (ebook) and createspace (hard copy) ready

There are free Word templates here (http://www.selfpub.info/templates/book-templates-for-microsoft-word.html).

Use plain vanilla Word styling. See Aaron Shepard's invaluable article on formatting...
Forum: Copywriting 18th July 2011, 10:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 738
Posted By tomcam
Re: UK Press Release distribution?

Pete-thanks for pointing me in the direction of ukbusinessforums.co.uk! Looks like a perfect fit.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th June 2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 703
Posted By tomcam
How I got Page 1 results for “Wordpress 3 review” with 1 article and 1 forum post

Not long after version 3 of WordPress came out around a year ago it occurred to me that this would be a time to try some organic SEO based on article marketing. I figured people would be searching...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th June 2011, 10:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By tomcam
Everything But the Press Release: Press release SEO tips and checklist (longer than you'd think)

Press releases have the rich potential of being both highly credible (they are often considered to be editorial matter, not advertising, by readers) and catnip for SEO. Because there are a lot of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th June 2011, 07:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By tomcam
Re: My first sales page

Congrats for taking action! So few do. However, it won't work if you expect Google or any other search engine to find it. The articles are all graphics. Search engines don't read graphics very well....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd June 2011, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,285
Posted By tomcam
Free Press Release Distribution Sites: 5 Myths Shattered

Free press release distribution site lists abound, but we are conducting a series of experiments to see if they're worthwhile. In the first phase of this experiment we are hand-submitting a...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 28th February 2011, 10:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,149
Posted By tomcam
Re: Need opinions on best eBay sniper for my brother.

Sorry for the late reply. The oldest and best of the web-based services is eSnipe (http://www.esnipe.com). (Not an aff link. Those losers don't have an affiliate program.) They have the most generous...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th January 2011, 05:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,551
Posted By tomcam
Re: Those with small kids, how do you manage your time?

The problem is quite familiar here. We have 3, one of whom is severely handicapped. I get to choose 2: family, health, wealth. In my case sleep had to go, and a lot of my work has been done in the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th November 2010, 02:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 686
Posted By tomcam
Re: Wordpress Landing Page Recommendation

http://wordpresssqueezepage.com- (http://wordpresssqueezepage.com)it's free and used all over the web.
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th October 2010, 07:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 592
Posted By tomcam
Offline treasure: Free Google Coupons

You know how people tend to search for product name coupon? Offline businesses with Google Places accounts now have the ability to create coupons...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th June 2010, 11:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,043
Posted By tomcam
WordPress 3.0 Review

WordPress review for Marketers: Version 3.0 is the last major release for a long time. The developers are skipping a release cycle in order to refactor the WordPress organization as a whole, which is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th June 2010, 06:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,266
Posted By tomcam
Re: Press Release Template + Google Docs = Free Press Release Kit with Instant PDF/HTML Output

@summer07, of course I agree completely. I hope I didn't come off sounding like a jerk. But many people will pay thousands for a mentor or course, then not spend a few bucks on a proven press release...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th June 2010, 11:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,266
Posted By tomcam
Re: Press Release Template + Google Docs = Free Press Release Kit with Instant PDF/HTML Output

@summer07, you nailed it. A small contribution to your point about anchor text is that deep links are sometimes better than links to the root site. If the anchor text links to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th June 2010, 03:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,266
Posted By tomcam
Press Release Template + Google Docs = Free Press Release Kit with Instant PDF/HTML Output

Want a free online tool to create and publish press releases instantly?
There’ a new option in the Google Template Gallery called Press release template, Google Docs version. Use it as a starting...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th June 2010, 01:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 846
Posted By tomcam
Re: Free Traffic Generation Other Than SEO, Need Very Serious Help Here Please

Easiest way for me: I created a good freebie with a strong keyword-related domain name and get tons of users every day.

Best way to get the most users fast: Create a second, even better freebie...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st May 2010, 11:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 565
Posted By tomcam
Re: Please Help me with my Squeeze Page(Two Options-How to Find a Balance?)

Some thoughts:
1. You're doing a great. 15 signups a day is really good.
2. You don't mention what FBML is on the page.
3. You could get the message across with way fewer words. That would keep...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st May 2010, 12:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,277
Posted By tomcam
Re: List Building Ideas: Squeeze Page Examples Needed

Free one in my sig converts great.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th May 2010, 11:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 713
Posted By tomcam
Re: Sending 60,000 plus emails

I cannot recommend strongly enough that you use a 3rd party site like Aweber. I have a legit site that sends out tens of thousands of legitimate mails per day. These are status mails sent to my...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th March 2010, 11:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,251
Posted By tomcam
Re: Wireless Camcorder Lapel Mic Recommendation?

Surprisingly, the ones from Radio Shack are excellent.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th February 2010, 01:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,282
Posted By tomcam
Re: Moms/Dads with kids at home all day - how do you manage!?

FaJeeb and lowjo have excellent feedback. If you can implement those ideas, you're money ahead.

We have 3 kids, 2 with special needs. My solutions are less savory. One is that I have to stay up...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th February 2010, 12:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 644
Posted By tomcam
Re: Why wordpress?

Hey, G. The reason the free version of WordPress is so limited is probably support. It's impossible to do a good job of quality control on the thousands of plugins and themes available. BTW, themes...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th February 2010, 03:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,590
Posted By tomcam
Re: What's a Good Color Scheme for a Woman Related Site?

a) See what the popular sites in your niche do. b) Color Combinations | Color Schemes | Color Palettes (http://www.colorcombos.com/)!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th February 2010, 11:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By tomcam
Re: Competing with ones self

I would carefully optimize a single site. Once it became successful, I'd test the competing-against-myself theory only when it made economic sense. Doing a good site of any kind is not trivial.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th February 2010, 04:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 612
Posted By tomcam
Re: case study--how to create non-news to generate free buzz for your company

Guerilla marketing at its finest. Imagine if they took the unimaginative step of calling up and saying "Hi, I have a site called Illicit Encounters, do you want to write about it?". Thanks for a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th February 2010, 12:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,464
Posted By tomcam
Re: Guerilla Marketing, Bookstore Style

No. It is rude and unethical, and almost certainly illegal. How would you feel if you ran a bookstore and random business cards fell out of every book customers pulled from the shelves? Do you mind...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd February 2010, 06:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 532
Posted By tomcam
Re: How To Write a KILLER Resource Box

I'll take the bait. By far the best thing I know to do is to think of it as the conclusion to your article, with a call to action. Instead of "Fred Bloggs has been a one-legged unicyclist since 1991...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th January 2010, 07:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,261
Posted By tomcam
Re: Bill Gates is in mood of Sharing all his secrets! You may not know this!

I'm ex-Microsoft, and one of the things that struck me while there (and, as a member of management, privy to many company secrets) was how open he was with his "secrets". While particular product...
Forum: Website Design 23rd January 2010, 10:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,469
Posted By tomcam
WordPress Squeeze Page Theme-How to Create Your Own WordPress Squeeze Page Template

I've just finished the creation of a bunch of squeeze pages using Artisteer. It was an illuminating experience, because none of it was as straightforward as I thought. Here's how to save some time if...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th January 2010, 09:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By tomcam
Re: Does Anyone Have Info On Submission ???

I know a lot about submission. I'm married.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th January 2010, 09:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,445
Posted By tomcam
Re: What's the most popular websites that allow video html embedding for video marketing?

No one would stop you. They can't. It's just a link to S3.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th January 2010, 03:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,176
Posted By tomcam
Re: WP eCommerce Store w/ Online Merchant Account - ADVICE NEEDED!

Normally I'd say this: If they actually update the catalog with current pictures and descriptions for each window, WP-eCommerce might be worth it. If it's more of a brochure site, where perhaps a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th January 2010, 03:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 617
Posted By tomcam
Re: PowerPoint to YouTube software

Camtasia, which I normally use, is very much not free-but a hardworking novice marketer can make it pay for itself during its generous 1 month free trial period. Two genuinely free products you can...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th January 2010, 11:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 781
Posted By tomcam
Re: What would YOU do with $3000.00

Go to your local harspichord guy. You'll find unadvertised clavichords available at that price. If you love exotic instruments, here's a tip: visit the Museum of Art in New York. Call them a couple...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th January 2010, 03:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,454
Posted By tomcam
Re: Best CMS Of 2010 - You Tell Me !!

WordPress all the way. Security is irrelevant. Just get the right backup plugin (WP-DBManager), have it email you a backup every day, and if your site gets hacked just change the password and...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 4th December 2009, 05:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,368
Posted By tomcam
280Slides review: Easy, Free PowerPoint decks with Slideshare integration

If you want to create PowerPoint slide decks for free, using nothing but a browser, and publish almost instantly to SlideShare.net, check out 280Slides. Says beta but already polished to a very high...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th November 2009, 11:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 645
Posted By tomcam
Niche Research Bonanza-Free Trade Publication Site

If you're interested in researching tens of thousands of niche possibilities, you could do worse than TradePub.com (http://www.tradepub.com/), which gives you free access to a cornucopia of vertical...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th September 2009, 03:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,505
Posted By tomcam
Free clip art/graphics/ royalty-free clipart even for commercial use

Free clip art usually isn't really free or royalty-free clipart. One of the most popular articles I wrote gets me a ton of traffic (which I'm not creative enough to monetize) and it's the result of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th July 2009, 05:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 534
Posted By tomcam
Productivity booster: Google File Cabinets for Graphic/PDF assetts

This business entails a fair amount of duplicated work. Copying and pasting your profile, copying and pasting a keyword-rich description of your website, and providing graphics in the forms of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th July 2009, 11:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,249
Posted By tomcam
Run WordPress on your laptop with BitNami-no server experience required

Ever wanted to experiment with WordPress on your own machine, where you could make mistakes in private? If so you probably faced an endless list of picayune tasks to get a web server running locally,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th July 2009, 03:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 601
Posted By tomcam
Re: What wordpress theme shall i use? my personal marketing blog!

Atahualpa (http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/atahualpa). It's incredibly flexible with a ton of features you can change from the dashboard, has built in SEO features, looks great, and can be used...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th July 2009, 12:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,102
Posted By tomcam
Re: 25$ to whomever comes up with the best slogan and 15$ for the second best

Your tagline is fine. With all respect, it's as good as any of the taglines presented here.

I checked out the site. I'd like to suggest that you add elementary SEO to the articles. For example,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th July 2009, 03:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By tomcam
Re: events calendar?

I think you might mean Joint Venture (JV) Lists, Announcements, Blogs, And Community Forums. (http://www.jvnotifypro.com/)
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