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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th November 2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 937
Posted By Hamida Harland
Re: Pre-made AR messages? Recommended or...?

If you got them as affiliate tools provided by the product vendor then there's no reason why you shouldn't use them. I know in IM I often see several marketers use the same pre-written AR messages...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th November 2012, 09:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,140
Posted By Hamida Harland
Re: Getting bags under my eyes, writing my own Amazon reviews

It's difficult getting really good Amazon reviews unless you pay well for them. If you want a writer to put in time and effort researching the product as you would, you'll probably have to pay up to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th November 2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,178
Posted By Hamida Harland
Re: What traffic converts the best?

Could the problem be your site content rather than the traffic you're sending?

I don't use social media that much myself so I can't really comment on how effective it is for conversions, but...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th November 2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,106
Posted By Hamida Harland
Re: What reputable alternatives to Clickbank are there?

If you're having difficulty selling Clickbank products it's likely you'll have the same difficulties with other networks - you need some basic marketing skills no matter what product you're selling....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th November 2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,535
Posted By Hamida Harland
Re: Weight Loss Forums are tough

I'm a member of a few weight loss forums but I interact on them for fun rather than marketing purposes.

The people on these forums are way too used to seeing marketers trying to infiltrate their...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th November 2012, 06:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,217
Posted By Hamida Harland
Re: Cloak Affiliate Links or Not?

I'm not sure it makes any difference to Google rankings. I usually use Pretty Link or Gocodes on my Wordpress blogs, but I have a few sites where the links are uncloaked (my Amazon blogs) and they...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd October 2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 827
Posted By Hamida Harland
Re: Should I price products in USD or GBP?

I'd always price with USD. 99% of the products I've come across (even those from UK marketers) are priced in dollars.

It's what people expect, and even though GBP is my own currency I prefer...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th October 2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,720
Posted By Hamida Harland
Re: How to create a great WSO

The success of a WSO seems to be fairly dependent on how you market it rather than the actual content - fancy graphical sales letter, professional copywriting, lots of hypey testimonials, a ton of JV...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th October 2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 569
Posted By Hamida Harland
Re: My first niche site

Things haven't changed massively in terms of building sites (just be careful not to over optimize for a particular keyword). I've seen a few of the backlink service providers in the Warriors For Hire...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th October 2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,254
Posted By Hamida Harland
Re: Honest Opinion - Does my blog suck?

You might have seen this blog before: My Debt Free Goal (http://www.mydebtfreegoal.com) but if you haven't it's worth checking out. The blogger is a member of the forum here and she built up quite a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th September 2012, 05:07 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,911
Posted By Hamida Harland
Re: Getting Over Hostgator

I have all my sites on Hostgator at the moment and am very happy with them. If I do have questions I find their live chat useful and always get any issues ironed out in a timely manner (the I've...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd August 2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,567
Posted By Hamida Harland
Re: CONTENT IS KING...But Which Format Rules the Roost?

I'll always prefer text as I like to skim and scan for the bits that are important to me.

The only time I don't mind video is when its teaching something specific that requires some technical...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd August 2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 620
Posted By Hamida Harland
Re: Opinions on my amazon site

I don't know about starting over but you should at least add some content of your own. Your own opinions, reviews, maybe a rating system etc.

Personally I wouldn't target such low cost products on...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th June 2012, 03:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,122
Posted By Hamida Harland
Re: You guys and your WSO's

It should, but it's not guaranteed. You could create a $100 a day income with an awful lot less (it's possible to do it with just 1 site), but you need to know what you're doing in terms of picking...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th June 2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 30,184
Posted By Hamida Harland
Re: Amazon- examples of highly converting affiliate sites ?

I won't give away the url but my best converting Amazon site is a single product review site built using the default Twenty Ten wordpress theme. No header or fancy graphics, it's probably one of my...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th June 2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,074
Posted By Hamida Harland
Re: Have I got this wrong or do some people make full livings within these forum four walls?

There are quite a few people making a full time living here within the WF walls - it's perfectly possible with a good service, product etc. You can even do well with just a sig link. It's not a good...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th June 2012, 03:36 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,523
Posted By Hamida Harland
Re: What's your #1 source of traffic?

Still SEO for now but looking to get alot more traffic from other sources in the future - Google is just too fickle for my liking!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st May 2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,565
Posted By Hamida Harland
Re: Where to find writers that provide great content.

I've always found great writers here on the forum. You just have to shop around a bit and buy a few test articles until you find someone that suits.

I got a long term writer a few years ago from...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th May 2012, 06:32 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,931
Posted By Hamida Harland
Re: ClickBank refunds $318 7 in one day - Why do they allow this? Great start to the weekend great!

I used to promote some of the launches that were announced at JVNotifyPro but I don't really bother with them anymore. My refund rate was about 30-40% and most people only signed up through my link...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th May 2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,165
Posted By Hamida Harland
Re: I can't find writing work

20 days is too long a turnaround time for 1 article. Most people who want 1 article will go to a place like iwriter and have it done within a few hours. Even if I was ordering 20 articles from...
Forum: Warriors For Hire 2nd May 2012, 06:17 AM
Replies: 1,205
Views: 69,774
Posted By Hamida Harland
Re: As Low As $2 Per Article. For Real. [[1867+ Happy WF Buyers And Counting!]] ->NEW - AMAZON REVIE

Hi Andrew,
Can you give me a status update please?

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Thanks!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st April 2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,225
Posted By Hamida Harland
Re: The Honest Truth About PLR

That's exactly the review length I'm looking for. I don't normally join memberships as I wouldn't use most of the articles but I'll definitely consider this. Do you make previous month's content...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st April 2012, 04:42 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,225
Posted By Hamida Harland
Re: The Honest Truth About PLR

When PLR first became popular I used to buy a massive amount of it and probably only ever used about 10%. That was back when I was new to marketing though and was easily distracted by 'shiny...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st April 2012, 04:31 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,767
Posted By Hamida Harland
Re: List Building. Don't Believe the Lie!

I agree with this - it's so easy to click the little 'x' I would never leave a site because of a popup.

My opt ins went way up since I started using Popup Domination, and they haven't affected my...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th April 2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,356
Posted By Hamida Harland
Re: Is Article Marketing a Good Traffic Source?

Article marketing the way we used to do it isn't such a good traffic source any more (submitting to the directories like EZA etc).

You can get alot more traffic these days just by posting your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th April 2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 506
Posted By Hamida Harland
Re: build an amazon store with an EMD but a .co.uk tld ?

I wouldn't use .co.uk unless I was specifically targetting the UK market only. I don't do it very often but I'm promoting a few products from Amazon UK that are only available in the UK. If I wanted...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd December 2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,168
Posted By Hamida Harland
Re: How I Make $500-$2500 a Day With Amazon (Triple Your Amazon Income)

Kendra,
If you don't copy content verbatim from Amazon, why did you copy points from Erica's post verbatim?

What was your conversion rate before you added the banners and your CTR and conversion...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th December 2011, 06:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 572
Posted By Hamida Harland
Re: Amazon 'Last Updated' Date

In the UK I've found it updates around 1.30pm (although the time varies a bit).

It always has the previous days date though, so today when it updates it will say 'Last Updated: December 10th'.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th December 2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By Hamida Harland
Re: Any decent to do lists software out there?

That looks similar to the one I use. I got the desktop version free from The Focus Master | Double Your Productivity (http://www.thefocusmaster.com)

Simple, but brilliant. I couldn't do without...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th December 2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 489
Posted By Hamida Harland
Re: what is googlesniper sites?

A site with just a few pages that is highly optimized for 1 main keyword. Not really the best way to go in 2012 in my opinion.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd November 2011, 03:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 845
Posted By Hamida Harland
Re: What are the best review sites for Amazon products?

I came across this one yesterday and I think it looks pretty good: Best Rice Cooker Reviews (http://bestricecookerratings.com).

I prefer review sites that don't utilize a specific review theme,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th November 2011, 01:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,120
Posted By Hamida Harland
Re: How low is too low when it comes to Google Keyword Tool?

No number is too low for me if it's a buyer keyword. I've made close to $1000 a month with a keyword that was getting 140 searches a month according to Google. It was actually getting alot more than...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd November 2011, 07:52 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,416
Posted By Hamida Harland
Re: First Attempt At Website Flipping Feeling Disheartened

It's early days - most bids don't come in until the last 24 hours in my experience. I never use listing upgrades (I've tried them but they're not really worth it). If you do decide to go with the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd October 2011, 01:15 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,720
Posted By Hamida Harland
Re: My New Simple Site - A failure!

People, this thread is over 3 years old!
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st October 2011, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 462
Posted By Hamida Harland
Re: Important question about keywords search for niche minisites

You can use the free version of Traffic Travis to check your competition on page 1 of Google - domain age, no. of backlinks, site optimization etc.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th October 2011, 05:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 702
Posted By Hamida Harland
Re: How Many Posts Should I Have Before Starting a WSO?

I don't think you need a massive amount of posts. It's better to have a few really good, helpful posts than many short, 'boost my post count' type posts.

You can improve your credibility by using...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th October 2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,031
Posted By Hamida Harland
Re: What is the best and most accurate keyword research tool?

Free - Google Adwords Keyword Tool
Paid - Market Samurai & Micro Niche Finder

None are completely accurate but they give a good overall picture of how popular a keyword is.

I could do fine...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 11th October 2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,948
Posted By Hamida Harland
Re: ODesk vs OnlineJobs.ph, which is best?

Personally I like odesk, although I haven't any experience of hiring a long term VA.

I've found some great people there though to do one time or short term jobs.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th October 2011, 09:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,022
Posted By Hamida Harland
Re: Niche Site Marketing

I've been earning a full time income with niche sites since 2007. I have Clickbank sites (I mostly build lists to make sales from my Clickbank traffic).

I also have quite a few physical product...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th October 2011, 02:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 732
Posted By Hamida Harland
Re: What are your email open rates?

35% is good. My highest average open rate is 48% (a buyer list in IM niche). Depending on what I'm writing about though I have an open rate of up to 65% on some emails.

My niche lists (Clickbank...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th October 2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,530
Posted By Hamida Harland
Re: Weebly versus Wix, which is better?

I'd say Weebly - I know alot of marketers use it and it seems to rank quite well for uncompetitive keywords. I've also heard people saying good things about http://www.webs.com (I haven't tried it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th October 2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By Hamida Harland
Re: selling your site via escrow

They may request an inspection period where they get to check out the site, stats etc.

I've used Escrow a number of times myself and never had a single problem.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th September 2011, 05:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,460
Posted By Hamida Harland
Re: Syndication - Top Article Directories For Syndication Purposes ?

Ezinearticles is the only one I've ever had any luck with for syndication. I know a few people use Articlesbase and Goarticles too though.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th August 2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 873
Posted By Hamida Harland
Re: In what niches are PLR articles hardest to find?

I second this. Would love to see more product reviews available.

Also a few of the more obscure (but still popular) health niches on Clickbank don't seem to have PLR articles available.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th August 2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,180
Posted By Hamida Harland
Re: Low Click Bank Gravity

My best ever Clickbank product was one with a gravity of 6 and paid out approximately $140 per sale. The product's no longer on CB, but at the time I was one of only about 4 other affiliates...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th August 2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 835
Posted By Hamida Harland
Re: Why High Bounce Rates Don't Always Mean Your Site Sucks

I agree. One of my sites has an 83% bounce rate but it has a really high conversion rate. They find exactly what they want on the landing page, and go straight through to the merchant. Most marketers...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th August 2011, 03:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,031
Posted By Hamida Harland
Re: Anyone made money from flipping websites?

Yes, almost 6 figures now. The secret? There is none - all you need is quality content, good rankings, traffic and consistent monthly revenue. If your site has all of those then it's nearly...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st August 2011, 05:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 828
Posted By Hamida Harland
Re: Do you buy the products you promote?

When it comes to Clickbank I either buy or get a review copy.

I promote Amazon and other physical products as well though and I couldn't possibly buy all the products that I promote. My Amazon...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th July 2011, 04:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,265
Posted By Hamida Harland
Re: Are Pre-Made Websites A Scam?

A site might have the potential to make a few hundred per month, but it definitely can't be guaranteed. The site creator only makes the site, it's then up to the new owner to make it profitable -...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th July 2011, 04:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 781
Posted By Hamida Harland
Re: What would you do if you had 600$ to invest every month for 6 month?

Personally I would spend it on content and backlinks for my sites. You have to spend it on what's right for YOUR business though.

I wouldn't recommend spending that much unless you're experienced...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th July 2011, 06:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 746
Posted By Hamida Harland
Re: Make Money Online Niche

It's very difficult to build credibility in the MMO niche if you're not actually making any money online yet. If you are, then you can teach others what you're doing. If not, then you'll probably...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th July 2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,071
Posted By Hamida Harland
Re: Best free WP theme for amazon review site

The default Wordpress theme, Twenty Ten, is quite a good one. I find a nice, simple layout always works well.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th July 2011, 07:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By Hamida Harland
Re: Few Questions About How Panda Chewed Me Up

I've been lucky enough to see my overall traffic increase by about a third since the Panda update.

I'm not doing anything differently (except being a bit more careful to keep my sites up to date...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th July 2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,506
Posted By Hamida Harland
Re: UK affiliate promoting US Amazon - worth it?

It's better to promote Amazon US because there are more products, more reviews and more traffic. Plus Amazon UK commissions are capped - Amazon US commissions aren't.

Depending on your bank,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th July 2011, 04:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By Hamida Harland
Re: CB conversion rates

There is no average conversion rate for a particular product. For any one product, person A might have a 1 in 20 conversion rate, person B might have 1 in 2000 (or anything else in between).

It...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd July 2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,073
Posted By Hamida Harland
Re: My First Month on Kindle: 25 Sales...Thoughts?

That does sound quite good for your first attempt.

I'm tempted to try writing a book for Kindle now that they're cleaning up the marketplace a bit (cracking down on the PLR etc).

I think I'd...
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