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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st November 2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 621
Posted By thadbong
Re: Recurring Revenue - Is $1.00 per month too low?

Tell you what, turn it around.

Lets say you're the affiliate, and you're getting paid $1 per sale to do the marketing work.

Would you?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th October 2011, 09:16 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,328
Posted By thadbong
Re: Marketing vs Selling? What's the difference?

To me...

Marketing is more focused on getting your message/branding/offer out there.

Selling is more focused on getting the decision of "Yes" to buy.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th October 2011, 09:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By thadbong
Re: Advice on starting a PLR membership site

I wonder how the OP is doing with her PLR membership site...?

Eniggma, you may want to check out Nicole Dean & Melissa Ingold's new PLR course at SellPLRContent.com. Top quality information there.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th October 2011, 03:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 554
Posted By thadbong
Re: If You're New And You're Struggling...

Spot on Chad!

Exactly, what we're building is an asset, and I'm glad you brought it up. It's not just our sites that are assets but our marketing funnels, lists, products and relationships as...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th October 2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,003
Posted By thadbong
Re: How To Reach Yours Goals 10x Faster

The email thing is HUGE especially if you're new. There's only two reasons I'd stay on anyone's list: 1. They are someone that I seriously trust, 2. They're someone that I'm spying on in the niche.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th October 2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 554
Posted By thadbong
If You're New And You're Struggling...

Hi Warriors,

Just want to put some encouragement out there for anyone who is new at this whole internet marketing thing and you feel like you're drowning.

We've all been there. And sometimes I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th October 2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 533
Posted By thadbong
Re: Question about PLR...

Hi Tim,

Based on the rights that you've listed, you can only do #1 and #2.

In scenario #1 you're basically selling Joe the resell rights, but just make sure Joe understands that he cannot make...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th October 2011, 12:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,443
Posted By thadbong
Re: Internet Marketing: Can Newbies Be Protected?

So what is it exactly that "newbies" should be protected from?

Making mistakes? Acting on their misguided ideas about business and wealth creation? Losing focus on project after project because...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th October 2011, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 367
Posted By thadbong
Re: Help Me Optimize My Funnel

Hey Buddy,

First of all, you've got to put yourself in your subscribers' shoes. Do you have the time to read 3 Ebooks in less than a week? I don't.

It also depends how good the Ebooks are. I'd...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th October 2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 723
Posted By thadbong
Re: What is YOUR Best All Around IM Business Model?

Hi Curtis,

First of all, you could have the *best* business model and see it fall flat on its face if you don't have a starving crowd to offer products to.

You've really got to nail down your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th October 2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 530
Posted By thadbong
Re: Build Your List Then Make A Sale Or Vice Versa?

Thanks everyone! Much love to you.

That settles it for me. List first sales later.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th October 2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By thadbong
Re: Where can i buy products to give away to email subscribers

Aweber does the $1 for the first month, typically $19 thereafter.

Paid for itself and been paying for itself for years.

Building an opt-in list isn't a matter of just giving something away for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th October 2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 530
Posted By thadbong
Build Your List Then Make A Sale Or Vice Versa?

Hi Warriors,

A little question has been bugging me recently, so I'd like to hear your thoughts...

Do you aim to build your list first... and then make the sale?

Or make the sale first... and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th October 2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 736
Posted By thadbong
Re: Why give away PLR content?

Laziness.

Everyone is lazy, but some take it to the extreme.

Me, I'm just a little bit lazy. So I do use PLR as a starting point for my opt-in bribes, but I do make extensive changes to it.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th October 2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,460
Posted By thadbong
Re: I will UNSUBSCRIBE from your mailing list immediately...

Sorry...

What if I send you four useful tidbits of information for every offer I bombard you with.

Will that help? ;)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th October 2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By thadbong
Re: Where would you start?

Sounds like what you've been doing so far doesn't have a lot of "you" in it.

Just want to encourage you to see the value you have in yourself buddy, in your own eyes you might be "not good enough"...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th October 2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By thadbong
Re: Where would you start?

First and foremost, you've probably already tried a lot of things. I've been there, and I can tell you that finding something "quick and easy" isn't going to solve your problem. You'll just find out...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th October 2011, 01:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,582
Posted By thadbong
Re: Has Anyone Tested WSO Release Days And Times

Good points made by George.

My theory is that if I bump after everyone else has bumped then I'll stay up there longer.

Everyone seems to have this theory that Tuesday is the best day to bump...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th October 2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 698
Posted By thadbong
Re: Blogpost Headlines for Newbies

Attention grabbing headlines are nice, but use them too often and you'll achieve the opposite effect.

Every now and then, you want to stop being a copywriter and a marketer and just be a person....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th October 2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 688
Posted By thadbong
Re: Some tips if you are promoting affiliate products through your website or blog

Spot on Yasir!

PLR was never meant to be "done for you" content, but it's an excellent starting point for you to form your own thoughts and let your personality and "voice" shine through.

One...
Forum: Website Design 18th October 2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 813
Posted By thadbong
Re: Popover or Sidebar Opt-in?

I personally don't like pop-ups. Typically the "few seconds" that it takes for it to come up and peeve me off isn't enough for me to gauge the value of such a free ebook.

Contrary to what most...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th October 2011, 08:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By thadbong
Re: Should I buy this Domain?

Why bother? Just register a new domain. It's $10 (cheaper with a coupon) and you won't have to worry about any potential issues involving the purchase, transfer, potential ban etc.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th October 2011, 08:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 989
Posted By thadbong
Re: 6MONTHS OF FAILURE

I'm a firm believer that the best place to start is in an area where you have real expertise and can deliver real value in. That means not just blindly following some "paint by numbers" formula but...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th October 2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,990
Posted By thadbong
Re: How do you go about writing a great article for your site?

Write some articles.

Read some tips.

Write more articles.

Read more tips.

Write even more articles.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th October 2011, 02:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 589
Posted By thadbong
Re: My First Live Webinar Tonight... Any Advice?

Congrats! I remember when I did my first, I was so nervous I spoke too quickly and ran out of breath at around the 10 minute mark. Had to sheepishly stop, take a long breath and continue.

So...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12th October 2011, 09:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 372
Posted By thadbong
Re: New here...

Great to have you with us!

Feel free to holler if you need help with anything at all.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th October 2011, 09:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By thadbong
Re: Want to create free membership area and capture emails into list. How?

If you want to go down the absolute 100% free route, it's simple.

You just set up your opt in form to redirect to the landing page of your video content. "No index" your content pages, hide it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th October 2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By thadbong
Re: How is it possible?

Personally I use AjaxWhois.com to weed out the domains that are taken when I'm brainstorming. It'll show you exactly which domain names are taken, and which aren't yet for multiple TLDs.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th October 2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 7,704
Posted By thadbong
Re: Where is the money? Its in Teaching NOT Doing

Yes, but I would imagine that any teacher would have first successfully gone through what they are currently teaching. For example, a teacher who teaches 1st grade math would have first studied it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th October 2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,229
Posted By thadbong
Re: I want to make $1

Here's an idea.

Contact webmasters in your niche, tell them that you've got a site with your visitor stats etc.

Ask them if they're interested in advertising a banner/link/ad on your site for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th October 2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 7,704
Posted By thadbong
Re: Where is the money? Its in Teaching NOT Doing

Sorry buddy, you're still only at Chapter 1, here's how the rest of the story pans out.

So you figure that "teaching" a.k.a. trying to help someone do something that you can't actually do yourself...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th October 2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 720
Posted By thadbong
Re: Do you do well in freelancing?

Spot on Brandon. The way I see it is, you create your own product, do the work once and get paid over and over again as you make sales.

As a product owner, not only will you be growing your list...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th October 2011, 07:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 720
Posted By thadbong
Re: Do you do well in freelancing?

Brandon,

Yes, it does take time to build up your reputation as a freelancer. But there are things that you can do to set yourself apart from the crowd.

First of all, you'll do well to set...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th October 2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 999
Posted By thadbong
Re: How to generate some quick cash...... Help

Sorry to say this, but you're going to have to resort to some good old fashioned hard work.

Go to the Services section of this forum, answer as many "help wanted" ads as you are qualified to do.
...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11th October 2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,789
Posted By thadbong
Re: Do You Suffer From Shiny New Toy Syndrome?

I've found that Shiny New Toy Syndrome normally strikes when you're feeling like what you're doing "doesn't work". In other words, it's not nearly as easy as you thought it was, you're not making...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th October 2011, 06:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 571
Posted By thadbong
Re: Are You A PLR Packrat?

Haha! As they say, the first step towards recovery is admitting you have a problem.

What do you find is the biggest thing stopping you from using PLR in your business?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th October 2011, 08:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 571
Posted By thadbong
Are You A PLR Packrat?

Hi Warriors,

Time to 'fess up, how much PLR do you hoard on your computers vs the stuff that you actually use?

Are you someone who goes around the internet collecting PLR pack after PLR pack...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th October 2011, 08:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 559
Posted By thadbong
Re: Writer Recommendations Please?

Hi Dan,

Few things to note when hiring a new writer:

Firstly, always get a sample of their writing before you hire them.

Secondly, for your first batch of articles, it's best to set the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th October 2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 905
Posted By thadbong
Re: Do You Spend All Day Looking At WSOs?

...and yet the "magic pill" type WSOs are the ones that get the most views and replies!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th October 2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,379
Posted By thadbong
Re: If You're Going To Rewrite Your PLR Anyway, Why Use PLR At All?

Love all the healthy discussion going on here!

To me having good quality PLR article content to start off with is a huge advantage. First of all, it just takes so much of the mental effort out of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th October 2011, 10:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 415
Posted By thadbong
Where Do Forex Affiliates & Webmasters "Hang Out"?

Hi Forex Warriors,

Is there any other forum/community that you like to hang out in that's specific to the Forex niche?

I'm not talking about a Forex forum where you go and discuss Forex, more...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th October 2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 905
Posted By thadbong
Do You Spend All Day Looking At WSOs?

It just blows me away that there are between 2,000 - 6,000 people viewing the WSO area at any given time. WOW!

Are you one of them? If so, perhaps you could enlighten me...

Do you go to the WSO...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th October 2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,830
Posted By thadbong
Re: Getting through the BS.... starting out.

I know where you're coming from.

In this business, sometimes you've got to suspend disbelief and try something that you have your doubts about. You'll be surprised what works that you might not...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th October 2011, 10:04 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,830
Posted By thadbong
Re: Getting through the BS.... starting out.

From an "inside view" of someone who is an active part of this forum...

Show some respect. Don't come on here talking about how you're a big time computer whiz in your hometown and how internet...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th October 2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,379
Posted By thadbong
Re: If You're Going To Rewrite Your PLR Anyway, Why Use PLR At All?

Excellent points, talk about adding value to a discussion!

I love the term paper analogy Nicole! How good is it that we're in this online space where we can literally buy content and modify it to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th October 2011, 08:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 558
Posted By thadbong
Re: How Do You Gauge The Quality Of A PLR Package?

Exactly! I mean you'll still find them lurking in the bargain bin at most PLR sites and even sites like tradebit, but the quality of these PLR articles are shocking. You'd likely have to pay...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th October 2011, 08:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 558
Posted By thadbong
Re: How Do You Gauge The Quality Of A PLR Package?

Good point Nathan about the new PLR providers having rather "fresh" PLR.

Imagine if you could find that one PLR seller no one else knows about, it'll be just like having your own bargain...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th October 2011, 08:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,379
Posted By thadbong
If You're Going To Rewrite Your PLR Anyway, Why Use PLR At All?

Hi Warriors,

As a PLR provider myself, I might be killing a really sacred cow here, but I want to know your thoughts on this.

Many people would argue that there's no point using PLR if you're...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th October 2011, 08:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 558
Posted By thadbong
Re: How Do You Gauge The Quality Of A PLR Package?

Hi Debbie,

I would agree that $25 is expensive for most PLR packs. Just playing the devil's advocate, if $5 for 1000 is bad then is $25 for 10 good?

From what I'm hearing from everyone so far,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th October 2011, 08:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 558
Posted By thadbong
Re: How Do You Gauge The Quality Of A PLR Package?

Hi Suzanne,

Good point, a new provider would definitely have to consider their competitors pricing and adjust theirs accordingly.

I can't imagine anyone in the more popular PLR niches like...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th October 2011, 07:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 558
Posted By thadbong
How Do You Gauge The Quality Of A PLR Package?

Hi Warriors!

As someone who has just launched a PLR writing service, I'm keen to know how you gauge the quality of any new providers you come across.

Do you make your decision on price alone? ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd October 2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By thadbong
Re: Article Distribution Sites

Hi Jeff,

Personally I've found that just posting it on EzineArticles manually is worth more than paying for submissions to all these obscure sites. Reason being that as you have correctly...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd October 2011, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 505
Posted By thadbong
Re: Product creation question - ebook

It really depends, as Kevin has so succinctly put it, how long it takes for you to provide a solution to the problem that you're promising to solve.

Another way of thinking about it is that if at...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th September 2011, 02:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 596
Posted By thadbong
Re: im not the best writer,where to start?

Have you tried looking in Tiffany Dow's PLRminimart.com, Nicole Dean's EasyPLR.com and Ruth's NetPLR.com? You'll be able to take your pick from there.

Personally I find that using PLR content...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th September 2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,120
Posted By thadbong
Re: When article marketing, how many words are your articles?

Listen to Nicole, she knows what she's talking about.

Personally I find that my "sweet spot" is 700+ words, that's typically the length that it takes me to communicate my articles' main ideas.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th September 2011, 02:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 542
Posted By thadbong
Re: Help! I think I made a crucial blunder

Carol, we've all been where you are right now and I can promise you this, if you keep putting in the effort and refuse to give up on your dreams ever, nothing can stop you.

You are so much better...
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