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Forum: Beginners Area 24th March 2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 482
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: Need direction...totally Clueless

There really is no secret formula for success. You need to spend at least one year creating a history online by consistently contributing content to a blog, social media, or something about a...
Forum: Beginners Area 12th March 2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 471
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: How to get lots of relevant backlinks for your site?

Answering questions on Quora is a great way to get relevant non-spammy white hat backlinks. You are not ever going to build a long term business by building tons of back links really fast, unless...
Forum: Beginners Area 10th March 2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: Will www.ForumWarrior.com have same search impact as www.WarriroForum.com ?

The amount of weight placed on keywords within the URL is so minimal these days, it's barely a question worth asking.

So the short answer is: It would make no difference either way. I do not...
Forum: Beginners Area 10th March 2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 657
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: Best Advertising Platform

Personally, I believe something like this would be done in more of a precision manner via AdWords. The reason I say this is very simple. With AdWords you can get down to the nitty gritty keyword...
Forum: Beginners Area 9th March 2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 207
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: Hi All, Back after 8 years (Starting all over again) - Hope ya'll will extend a warm welcome :)

Welcome back! I understand what you're saying about pressure at work, and I too took a bit of a break. I was still active with IM in general but not as much as I could have been. With all of the...
Forum: Beginners Area 9th March 2018, 05:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: New Member- How Do I Start?

First off, let me say welcome to the Warrior Forum. Secondly, let me just say good luck to you and I think if your service (and follow through) is good, you stand to do pretty well here on WF.
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Forum: Beginners Area 8th March 2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 325
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: Email marketing list building - newbie

Yes I agree that buying a list from ANYONE is a waste of money and time. Build your own list. Your own subscribers will actually want to hear from you and listen to things you say. Get them on...
Forum: Beginners Area 8th March 2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 136
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: Launched a digital product and have built a cool brand - best ways to increase traffic/conversio

Kerri,

Hi, that is a nice USP and it sounds like you have put a ton of time and thought into this. Have you considered getting the product onto an affiliate network so that others can be doing...
Forum: Beginners Area 4th March 2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 716
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: Bulk website traffic checker?

We have been using a site for this for years and years called statcounter (http://www.statcounter.com) It is free but they have paid options too. I never needed to use any of the paid options...
Forum: Email Marketing 3rd March 2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 366
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: Free Offer Vs Promoting The Product

It has been my experience that promoting a free offer / lead magnet to get them on the list with no affiliate links works best. What we do is offer valuable content which warms them up to an idea...
Forum: Email Marketing 3rd March 2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 408
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: Solo ads or Shoutouts

Not sure if I would go with Solos for this, as I do not think it's necessary. If you ever get to a point where you have tapped out traditional media, then maybe a thing to consider. In my...
Forum: Beginners Area 3rd March 2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 424
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: How can I grow a subreddit?

That sounds totally feasible to me. Have you considered trying to reach a broader audience off-site by posting to other social media channels in related groups, pages, hashtags and by using quality...
Forum: Beginners Area 3rd March 2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 106
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: Couple questions for starting out

It will make it a bit slower to get ranked, yes. But depending on your budget, and it sounds like it may be tight or you are being conservative when you mentioned concern of generating revenue...
Forum: Beginners Area 24th February 2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: About to launch first campaign! But, do I have all I need...?

If I were you I would add one more thing to the list. And that one thing would be to use some kind of spy software to see where the bulk of your offer's traffic is currently coming from. Make sure...
Forum: Beginners Area 24th February 2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 452
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: Save Drowned Beginner !!

I am struggling to figure out why you would quit your job before you had a steady income coming in from your affiliate marketing efforts. Can you please shed some light on this?
Forum: Beginners Area 23rd February 2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: any software for update social media pages all at once update

You can use the free version of Hootsuite. I have a paid version but the free version I believe let's you do up to 3 SM accounts but hey that would save you a lot of time right there. Or you could...
Forum: Beginners Area 21st February 2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 452
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: Save Drowned Beginner !!

bmever,

Find a niche, sign up for an account at a CPA network (MaxBounty is good) but there's tons of them. Build a list! That is the route I would personally take.

Good luck to you!
Forum: Beginners Area 21st February 2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,372
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: Jobs you can do from your laptop?

Welcome Rick, glad to have another member on WF. Great question by the way. Been at this online marketing since the 90's but direct mail before that and I have to say, a ton of the same principles...
Forum: Beginners Area 15th February 2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 646
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: Learning about Dropshipping

Hi there, I did dropshipping for about 15 years and also recently getting back into it. The one thing I can tell you from my experience would be to know your vendors and know them well. If you are...
Forum: Email Marketing 14th February 2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 696
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: How many have > 100k subscribers

Yes I could see that, definitely a HUGE difference between a buyer list and an inquiry list. Good idea to segment those for anyone reading this. You can monetize buyer and inquiry lists in...
Forum: Beginners Area 14th February 2018, 02:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 164
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: Looking to get more targeted traffic

I would recommend being downright nit picky about your keywords vs landing product. Do your keyword research first and see what searches are being used for each specific design. Mention something...
Forum: Beginners Area 13th February 2018, 01:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: Affiliate marketing and Facebook - some questions...

Yes, you need to be particularly careful with social media as Tom said, not to get your account shut down or limited. Keep your content to a page that you create. I would like to add something to...
Forum: Beginners Area 13th February 2018, 01:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: Email Marketing Clickbank

Yep definitely a big NO NO with Mail Chimp. They prohibit both affiliate offers and MMO offers too keep in mind. Basically you are good if you use just about any other EMS. But still be careful...
Forum: Beginners Area 12th February 2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 247
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: Increase traffic from newbies

Trong,

Social media is good to increase traffic yes, but have you got quite a bit of content on your site and what will your site be? a blog, a service? a tool? or ??? As for SEO, one of the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th February 2018, 03:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 504
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: First site created, when and how much content to add?

I would go with Randall Magwood's advice. Put it all up, you're not selling to Google bots. Be genuinely focussed on your readers and don't even worry about search engines. The algorithms are...
Forum: Beginners Area 12th February 2018, 02:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,526
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: Can anyone reccommend a free autoresponder

Yeah, you know when I hear questions like this, I have to be blunt with you. Usually when you are looking at free anything at least in this business, it is either partial crap or utter crap. I...
Forum: Beginners Area 12th February 2018, 02:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 161
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: How do I reduce login/signup time on my website?

More information please. Can I see the website? PM me if you wish.
Forum: Beginners Area 12th February 2018, 02:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 132
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: I want to be Peeping Tom... :C

Just use Similar Web. That is what I use for "competitor spying". It works.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th February 2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,995
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: Fraud in Warrior Forum Market Place

Thanks for being proactive in preventing this type of abuse. Almost as important, I want to thank you for not trusting it to an algorithm but doing it via humans with brains and reasoning. Too much...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 10th February 2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,120
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: Struggling with ebay dropshipping

Yeah, it sounds to me that your supplier who requires you to order an MOQ of 50 pcs is not set up to dropship and has no interest dealing with it. My best advice to you would be to find a new...
Forum: Beginners Area 10th February 2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: How SEO works?

And these days SEO optimization is simpler than it's ever been thanks to Google's and the other's deep learning algorithms. Really the most important thing to do to get ranked anymore is actually...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 10th February 2018, 12:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,120
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: Struggling with ebay dropshipping

eBay dropshipping? You are ballsy. Be very careful with this. Speaking from experience. We were titanium powersellers a few years ago with most of our shipments being done in-house. We did...
Forum: Beginners Area 9th February 2018, 11:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 337
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: An early win for newbies?

IMHO I believe most people give up because they can not seem to focus on one sold thing. e.g. 1) Building content, 2) Building an email list, 3) Building a sound product to sell, 4) building a...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 27th January 2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,059
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: Best way to market a Shopify store?

Hi Alexander,

Congratulations for getting started up and taking action. You've already surpassed most folks since most are just talkers.

For starters, I would start exploring the PPC world. Be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th January 2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,326
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: I wrote a really good book about making money online, and then…

Wow it would be a shame to let what sounds to be a quality work you have so much time into go to the wayside. And to be honest, it has been my experience (as I believe someone else already mentioned)...
Forum: Beginners Area 21st January 2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 256
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: What Email Service Do you Like Best?

I use GetResponse. I was with AWeber 10 years ago. I like GR quite a bit better these days.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st January 2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Merchant account nightmares?

Folks,

I am wondering how many others have experienced the nightmares of merchant account providers? My last experience made me give up and lose hope in e-commerce.

A few years ago while...
Forum: Email Marketing 21st January 2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 515
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: Solo ads for optins

This sounds very similar to successful direct mail campaigns I ran in the 90s. This is solid stuff here, and I just wanted to take a second to thank you. There are some things I really miss about...
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