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Forum: Offline Marketing 5th February 2013, 12:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 674
Posted By Brenden Clerget
Re: The Ofer: Little changes make a BIG difference

I think a big part of this both depends on the product you're offering and the price points of the products.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th December 2012, 01:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,966
Posted By Brenden Clerget
Re: Where Is The Best Place To Hire A Virtual Assistant?

oDesk seems to work great and their work tracking system is immaculate and if you get screwed they will do a great job at making sure you get your money back or the hours get eliminated. Easy to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th December 2012, 01:15 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,004
Posted By Brenden Clerget
Re: [Advice] Clients planning to Sue...

Drop him like a bad habit and don't look back.
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd May 2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 637
Posted By Brenden Clerget
Re: Accepting Credit Card Payments Through Your Multiple Companies?

Definitely incorporate them under one name, "So and so LLC" and charge everything under that. It will make your life easier, it will make support easier, and the lives of your customers easier, in...
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd May 2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 790
Posted By Brenden Clerget
Re: T-Shirts for WEB Design/SEO Company??

Have a call to action on the back for sure...

I like "Need More Business," but maybe something funnier/more "hip" if you well, maybe...

"Website Troubles?"
"Ask Me What SEO Is"
"Want More...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th March 2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 791
Posted By Brenden Clerget
Re: Offline Wordpress Theme

Many ThemeForest themes are great. I use a ton of them for various projects with complete satisfaction. Just browse by rating or sales in the category you like, and pick one that appeals to you. ...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th March 2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 787
Posted By Brenden Clerget
Re: My new favorite place to land clients...

I probably know them then. I have very close connections with that industry and some of the higher ups. Was at a point involved at a couple of the sites, as well.

Want to talk to you about some...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th March 2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,203
Posted By Brenden Clerget
Re: Neat 'Google Hack' To Find Desperate Clients

Great idea, and good twist on the uses of that famous scraping software some of us use...

Didn't even cross my mind. Great. Really great... honestly.

Two thumbs up.
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th March 2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 787
Posted By Brenden Clerget
Re: My new favorite place to land clients...

Haha according to my accountant, if I talk business at the table, I can write it off - as long as profits are put back into the business when there's a win.

Seems fair to me.

- Brenden Clerget
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th March 2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 787
Posted By Brenden Clerget
Re: My new favorite place to land clients...

Lol yeah I didn't think I should mix business and fun but in this case, worked great.
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th March 2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By Brenden Clerget
Re: Lets go from £0 to tons of cash from offline sales... Follow me...

I definitely like the dog in the avatar, my mom has one. And it makes me happy.
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th March 2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 777
Posted By Brenden Clerget
Re: Are u afraid of rejection?

Wrote it in a hurry and made a generalization.

If you're getting "all no's" and "not a single yes" you probably aren't a great salesperson.

Is what it should have said.

EDIT: Edited it to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th March 2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 787
Posted By Brenden Clerget
Re: My new favorite place to land clients...

I've had a lot of luck there too, I randomly got partnered up with a financial advisor for a big VC fund once, and we were able to work out some website work for them.



At least they're not on...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th March 2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 777
Posted By Brenden Clerget
Re: Are u afraid of rejection?

I don't really think this is in the spirit of this forum or what we should be aiming to do at all... Personally, I think your post sucks.
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th March 2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 787
Posted By Brenden Clerget
Re: My new favorite place to land clients...

Yeah and it's funny because I used to be semi-professional for a long time when I was younger... and when I started this business it never really crossed my mind that I had such a huge asset at my...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th March 2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 787
Posted By Brenden Clerget
My new favorite place to land clients...

Seems as though every time I'm at a poker tournament there's TONS of business owners there and they all have TONS of business owner friends.

We were at a $40 tournament at a local room just...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th March 2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 777
Posted By Brenden Clerget
Re: Are u afraid of rejection?

Encountered some really negative people in this market... just making sure we're on the same page

- Brenden ;)
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th March 2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 777
Posted By Brenden Clerget
Re: Are u afraid of rejection?

If you're getting *EDIT* all no's and not a single yes *END EDIT*, you probably aren't a great salesperson.

That means you have a lot to learn... which means...

If you're working for...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th March 2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 516
Posted By Brenden Clerget
Re: What name ? WonderBees.com or DoingJobs.com

I was going to say what another one said.

Build both with the exact same site. Run some traffic through and see what conversions look like, use analytics tracking features to track optins and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th March 2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By Brenden Clerget
Re: How to market my website ?

Is this necessary offline marketing?

But on a lighter note: Have you done any keyword research to find out where the traffics at?
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th March 2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 777
Posted By Brenden Clerget
Re: Are u afraid of rejection?

In my experience, every "no" just brings us one step closer to a "yes"

Getting told no is good because that little progress loading bar for the next sale fills up just a tad bit more. Maybe from...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th March 2012, 11:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,456
Posted By Brenden Clerget
Re: How Difficult is Local SEO?

I think the question was pretty simple: How difficult is local seo?.. Just a few things to think about.

Short answer: Mostly, it's easy. Most markets have soft SEO, and most business owners...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th March 2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 21,482
Posted By Brenden Clerget
Re: New FTC Biz Op Rule - Effective March 1st, 2012 - Is it a Game Changer?

I think a few things make this a lot simpler to process:

1. If you're new to the forum, see the WSO section as an opportunity to cash in, and start rehashing old WSOs and content to try to make a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th March 2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,505
Posted By Brenden Clerget
Re: Aweber have trouble now?

Kind of funny they both went down at once.

Same servers, rebranded?

Nobody's brought this up yet? Astronomically unlikely they both go down unless it was a DDOS attack or something but who'd...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th March 2012, 12:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By Brenden Clerget
Re: Examples Of What Not To Say

LMAO, that was by far one of the most entertaining things I've seen in a long time...

Especially this one: Things Real People Don't Say About Advertising...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th February 2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By Brenden Clerget
Re: Answer me this

Google ranks pages, not sites.

Check the top level domain for their backlink count, as that count is funneling to their interior page strength.

The page backlinks for a specific business' page...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th February 2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,029
Posted By Brenden Clerget
Re: If I made you $1,000 would you give me $250?

I do something really similar, and I love the way you've laid it out. The entire rebate thing is great, I'm definitely going to implement that.

Great, great, great. That's all I have to say...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th February 2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,304
Posted By Brenden Clerget
Re: Most lucrative offline home based businesses?

One of the easiest ways to make a lot of money at home is going to be to identify an emerging market, or a need in the current market, and fill that need.

Instead of trying to pick a business,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th February 2012, 10:48 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 27,705
Posted By Brenden Clerget
Re: Now you can offer small business owners FREE unlimited text/SMS campaigns

Basically, you receive the payment as a third party. They get paid their commission as normal, then after the deal is done, they pay you out of pocket for a referral fee which you bill them for.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th February 2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 4,472
Posted By Brenden Clerget
Re: Why do people think they own you for $7?

I bet if you charged him $9.97 (from the posts I've read from him) he'd buy it from you. Even if he had to wait an extra hour to get it.

That's fair depreciation, .3%? Yeah I think so.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th February 2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,813
Posted By Brenden Clerget
Re: Seven... thousand? Srsly? WTF

<3 That's why from day 1 I've really respected and loved your outlook on the business CD.

Can't argue with anything that you've said, and more importantly, you've made me think a lot about where...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th February 2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 4,472
Posted By Brenden Clerget
Re: Why do people think they own you for $7?

LOL I laughed hard at this one, it was great.



Steven, we've talked in the past and I highly respect your opinion. Perhaps I need to settle for much lower conversions, less clients, and higher...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th February 2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 27,705
Posted By Brenden Clerget
Re: Now you can offer small business owners FREE unlimited text/SMS campaigns

lol bummer for me! I've been doing this silently for about 6 months now and putting together a report/WSO for it... so much for that *opens trash bin and...* 3 pointer!

However, there are MANY...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th February 2012, 11:33 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,932
Posted By Brenden Clerget
Re: I beg for no more email marketing

Appreciate that we found amicable ground and responses in the last reply. I think we share a lot of point of views and are more similar than dissimilar, might be why we almost got into it.

Good...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th February 2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,932
Posted By Brenden Clerget
Re: I beg for no more email marketing

I appreciate the attack and the attention, thank you very much. Now, let me just break down your post and show you how in the first two paragraphs you just made your essay entirely useless and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th February 2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,932
Posted By Brenden Clerget
Re: I beg for no more email marketing

5 clients is nothing? I get an easy 8 per month by shooting out some emails to companies that we've either called in the past, or decided need our help. We qualify the leads before emailing them,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th February 2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 4,472
Posted By Brenden Clerget
Re: Why do people think they own you for $7?

I don't mind answering a few questions, but two months later when someone has a specific question and wants me to in detail go over a process, it can get kind of irritating.

I should offer an...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th February 2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 4,472
Posted By Brenden Clerget
Re: Why do people think they own you for $7?

Thanks for the encouraging words, and yes, I've done the same before! Sometimes it's just like, "Here, take your money back instead." They get to the point where they're almost requesting personal...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th February 2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 4,472
Posted By Brenden Clerget
Re: Why do people think they own you for $7?

Great story and quote! Even though I'm not rude, I can still see the parallel that's drawn there. Kind of helped me put in perspective, for sure.



James,

Perfect analogy. Never thought of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th February 2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 14,892
Posted By Brenden Clerget
Re: Simpliest and surest way to make at least $1000 per month

Here:

1. Decide what you want to do. Do you want to make your own products (outsource things like relationship products, gardening, etc), advertise other people's products (affiliate marketing),...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th February 2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,278
Posted By Brenden Clerget
Re: Doing it manually instead of an autoresponder?

You'll get throttled by your ISP most likely.

There are solutions that are PHP driven like PHPList that allow you to host it on your own server (Need a VPS or Dedicated server, between $40 an $200...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th February 2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,236
Posted By Brenden Clerget
Re: I have an amazon affiliate site making $500/month...how much to sell it for?

I'd hold onto it for another month or so to make sure it stays at that rate or grows, the longer it makes that, the more you can charge.

I wouldn't be surprised to see it bring $3k-$4k right now...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th February 2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,822
Posted By Brenden Clerget
Re: Sorry Guys, Internet Marketing Does NOT Work

Evolve with the market - probably the most crucial action for ANY business to take.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th February 2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 4,472
Posted By Brenden Clerget
Re: Why do people think they own you for $7?

Agree with you Bob, but like I said in the original post, it's weird to me how somebody with a two year long reputation and a successful business outside of WSOs, could ever be viewed as a scammer...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th February 2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 4,472
Posted By Brenden Clerget
Re: Why do people think they own you for $7?

If you charge more in this marketplace, you won't make sales.

That's like saying: Well if the car makers are going out of business - then clearly they should be upping their prices by 40% so they...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th February 2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 4,472
Posted By Brenden Clerget
Re: Why do people think they own you for $7?

Absolutely. We've all been scammed, even myself and I can see your point, but honestly, what are the chances that a member that's been around for a few years, with a couple thousand post, a thousand...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th February 2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 3,485
Posted By Brenden Clerget
Re: "How To SEO Is Not Important Because Content Is King, Says Google Employee"

Yeah, let's all change our page titles to irrelevant words and have great content, I bet we don't rank.

Just don't believe it. Please, for your own good.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th February 2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,086
Posted By Brenden Clerget
Re: .com .net .org does it matter???

Hyphens, org, net, me, extensions, none of it matters.

The only time hyphens will play a role is when there's a non hyphenated name (soandso.com and so-and-so.com) then the first one will be a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th February 2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 4,472
Posted By Brenden Clerget
Why do people think they own you for $7?

I've ran WSOs, public launches, and sometimes we make so many sales that one or two refunds get lost in the jumble and they get missed by support staff.

Then, reading through my support inbox, I...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th February 2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 620
Posted By Brenden Clerget
Re: The brain action filter... what's really stopping you...

@BlackPanther thanks for sharing your story, honestly think that a lot of people go through that and I've even experienced it at one point in the beginning of my career, good to know for others that...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th February 2012, 03:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 750
Posted By Brenden Clerget
Re: Printing A price list

Don't want to sound redundant, but you should definitely be tailoring your prices to the clients that you're trying to land and what they're going to need individually.

More importantly, if they...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th February 2012, 03:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 620
Posted By Brenden Clerget
The brain action filter... what's really stopping you...

I was thinking the previous week when talking with one of my coaching students, and although she has just started getting to the point where I have her contacting leads and trying to sign contracts,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th February 2012, 02:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,742
Posted By Brenden Clerget
Re: [500] WSO's about OFFLINE Marketing..

Agree with the previous poster, out of many offliners on this forum I have a ton of respect for you and the things that you've even told me via PMs in the past has helped me expand my...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th January 2012, 10:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,548
Posted By Brenden Clerget
Re: Is it necessary to have 550 words minimum posts after Panda ?

Authentic content - human-like creation.
Keyword density around 2-4%
Domain authority or age
Google also checks the theme of ALL the content in the site as well as the authority of the other...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th January 2012, 10:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 586
Posted By Brenden Clerget
Re: Website Design -Cart Before the horse

Just get a reseller account at HostGator (~$20 a month) and you can host all your clients sites on there, and they can have their own cpanel (never had a client that knew what cpanel was)

Try to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th January 2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 676
Posted By Brenden Clerget
Re: Offline Marketing Discussions

Good post, and definitely could use more people that follow the good parts of the trend you're describing. I own and run an offline business and I pick up stuff from this forum every day, even if it...
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