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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd June 2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,675
Posted By Edward W Smith
Re: Hiring an ebook cover designer?

Tough call, because no matter what road you go down, you will never know what you missed. In the past I have used Fivver and places like freelancer.com, all with good results. Prior to this latest...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th June 2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,145
Posted By Edward W Smith
Re: Advice Requested: How to Market Myself as a Yoga Guru

Have you considered getting on radio and TV plus print being interviewed about yoga and building in a plug for your business? Properly done, it can be huge. OK, thanks and good luck, Edward Smith.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th April 2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 666
Posted By Edward W Smith
Re: How to monitor current trends in your online business?

I use Google Alerts for all the subjects related to my niche. It can be useful to see where your subject area is turning up and might give you a "head's up" on something new. OK, good luck, Edward...
Forum: Copywriting 5th April 2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,404
Posted By Edward W Smith
Re: Helping a homeless guy out...

I spend most of my life in PR and as you know it is looked down upon much of the time. Now here is a case where PR is making at least one life better.Everyone involved in this project should be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th April 2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By Edward W Smith
Re: Best way to market self help products

Make sure you have a funnel full of products based on the same concept so you can take advantage of each success. Have a book, a talk, more complete products and coaching for instance. Tie them all...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th February 2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By Edward W Smith
Re: Do you use press releases to get more subscribers?

With most press release distribution services it is very hard to control who will be receiving them. To the extent you have a sense of who your target audience is, check out if you can target your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th February 2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By Edward W Smith
Re: Best Marketing for e-commerce?

Good question Lane, let me clarify. For sure advertising can be a huge money loser, your experience with paid adverting is far from unique. I am not talking about running ads, I am talking about...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th February 2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By Edward W Smith
Re: Best Marketing for e-commerce?

I would advise you to think outside the box when it comes to marketing your ecommerce site. Most people will advise you to market on the internet, and of course that will work fine. Now if you want...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th February 2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 837
Posted By Edward W Smith
Re: Article: "My Amazon Bestseller Made Me Nothing"

Lots of ideas to consider in the story about the gentleman that made $12k and was not happy. I have some questions about it, that I doubt we will find the answers to, but they are something we can...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th February 2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 658
Posted By Edward W Smith
Re: Publicity: 10 questions

Joe is giving a lot of good advice here. I am a media pitch coach and have worked with over 1,000 people to help get them on TV, etc to promote their book, product or even non-profit venture. The...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th December 2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 542
Posted By Edward W Smith
Re: Ebook/book creation

Write an ad for the book before you write the book. Now you will probably never use the ad but the process you go through in order to come up with selling points make you think like the customer you...
Forum: Website Design 27th November 2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 751
Posted By Edward W Smith
Re: Best Places for Cheap/Free Wordpress Themes

May I offer an alternate approach? I looked at the site and agree it is not very appealing, but I don't think it is the theme's fault. I think the theme has not been "fleshed out" properly, there...
Forum: Website Design 18th February 2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 623
Posted By Edward W Smith
Re: Wordpress Problem Driving Me Crazy!

OK, I will take a guess on this and it is only a guess. The updates do not "take" until you close that session on the original browser. So looking at the page from another browser does not reflect...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th February 2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 928
Posted By Edward W Smith
Re: What's your real 'Why' for setting up an internet business

I set up an internet business to hide that fact that people are dealing with an "old" person.
I consider myself "old" since I am almost 70, and find that people are reluctant to deal with me to some...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th February 2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,116
Posted By Edward W Smith
Re: Internet marketing at 40!

I am 70 and have been at it 10 years and am doing OK. Every age brings issues. I have to work hard to stay in touch with what the teens and 20 somethings are into, and also to keep up with the way...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th January 2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,101
Posted By Edward W Smith
Re: My Top 5 Rules For slashing Refunds...

Offer a one year guarantee. Refunds actually drop the longer the guarantee is. Buyers tend to put off asking for a refund as they have plenty of time, then they forget about it. And of course offer...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th January 2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,560
Posted By Edward W Smith
Re: Where to get reports to give away on opt in page?

My guess is you underestimating your ability to come up with quality content for your report. If you are active in your niche you know a lot about it, and you are trying to appeal to people that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th December 2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By Edward W Smith
Re: How to increase interaction with website visitors?

I have a authority blog that allows comments, but most of the comments I get are spam. I have added a "box" on the home page of the blog saying that I accept question and visitors just add their...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st March 2012, 06:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 888
Posted By Edward W Smith
Re: If you are forwarding a non hosted domain with masking, read this.

No, you don't need a hosting plan, you can use your unhosted domain as it is. All you have to do is go into your domain manager and under forwarding check that says it is permanent forwarding. It...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th March 2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 888
Posted By Edward W Smith
If you are forwarding a non hosted domain with masking, read this.

I had my website analyzed for SEO and one of the errors pointed out to me was that I was missing a 301 redirect. After a lot of thrashing around and some good help from fellow warriors I got it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th March 2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By Edward W Smith
Re: Theme for a site

Let me offer an alternate view. Start with the basic WP theme, add your own banner pic, and go for it. You are liable to get sidetracked looking for just the right theme and miss out on your goal...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th February 2012, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 950
Posted By Edward W Smith
Re: How do I install alexa on WordPress?

Thanks so much Max, since I am 68,l the badge is definitely more my speed. Thanks again, Ed
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th July 2010, 08:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 585
Posted By Edward W Smith
Re: Critique request- input needed

Hi, you might consider adding a video such as I have on my sales letter: The Conduct KNOCKOUT Broadcast Interviews System (http://conductknockoutbroadcastinterviews.com/) OK Good luck, Ed.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th December 2009, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By Edward W Smith
Re: Please advise on outsourcing a website

You may want to consider splitting the job into segments. I have found that it is very hard to find a webmaster that is good on graphics and the "backend" as well. So you might pick a design from...
Forum: Copywriting 10th November 2009, 12:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By Edward W Smith
Re: May I have your feedback on landing page copy?

Hi Kevin, boy you don't fool around do you, that was quick and useful feedback, stuff I can take action on right now. You were so correct about the copy being written by the author of the book, that...
Forum: Mind Warriors 25th October 2009, 03:41 PM
Replies: 3,690
Views: 126,900
Posted By Edward W Smith
Re: Inspirational Quotes ... Post Yours!

Here is a One Minute Motivator of mine you may enjoy:

Finish the book. 78% of people that start a book never finish the first
chapter and 96% of people that start a book never finish it. Now...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd September 2009, 03:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,144
Posted By Edward W Smith
Re: Good mind mapping software?

Hi, I am not sure if this will help, but in case you are not familiar with the google wonder wheel you might want to look at it. It is fashioned after mind mapping but looks at things from a google...
Forum: Mind Warriors 2nd August 2009, 03:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,309
Posted By Edward W Smith
Re: Please help me find my True Passion in Life!

Hi, if you email me at edsmith@brightmoment.com, I will send you my free "toolkit" that has some information that may help you. OK, thanks and good luck, Ed.
Forum: Mind Warriors 17th June 2009, 12:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 943
Posted By Edward W Smith
Re: How-To and Self Help Blogs

Well since you asked, here is a shameless plug, go to my website Bright Moment (http://www.brightmoment.com) and sign up for the free daily email of the One Minute Motivator. Here is an example of a...
Forum: Mind Warriors 16th June 2009, 10:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 659
Posted By Edward W Smith
Re: looking for lights at the end of the tunnel

Here is a One Minute Motivator I just wrote that you might like:


Recognize that greatness is usually a long-term goal and be prepared to stick it out, no matter how long it takes. In this...
Forum: Mind Warriors 10th April 2009, 09:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 890
Posted By Edward W Smith
Re: Any Jim Rohn fans?

I love Jim Rohn, very to the point.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th March 2009, 12:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,025
Posted By Edward W Smith
Re: Who can create / ship my physical product?

Also check out CD Duplication, CD DVD Replication and DVD Duplication Services (http://www.disk.com/) Good luck, Ed.
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