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Forum: Email Marketing 19th December 2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 398
Posted By James Foster
Re: I get almost no click rate .Why ?

You mention email design and number of clickable links but you never talk about providing any value to your subscribers. What problems do they have that you're solving?
Sounds like you're just...
Forum: Email Marketing 19th December 2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,740
Posted By James Foster
Re: Anyone know a SELF HOSTED Email Marketing Software?

Mautic.org all the way.
It's self hosted and open source.
It's as good as active campaign - but free :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th May 2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 608
Posted By James Foster
RE: Okay, I need your 100% honest advice

"I'm a big believer in giving away my content for free and generating revenue through affiliate links" .... might be time to change your beliefs.
Forum: Email Marketing 24th May 2017, 06:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 472
Posted By James Foster
RE: What is the least expensive method to build a targeted email list?

The only people who should be in the MMO niche, are people who have actually made money online.
You haven't, so pick a different niche you know something about.
Forum: Email Marketing 24th May 2017, 06:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,128
Posted By James Foster
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th December 2016, 07:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 363
Posted By James Foster
Re: How to upsell 5-USD-shower-head-buyers?

Perry Belcher and the team at Survival Life would disagree with you very strongly. They giveaway stuff all the time (just pay shipping) and then sell them continuity and high end offers immediately...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th December 2016, 07:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 363
Posted By James Foster
Re: How to upsell 5-USD-shower-head-buyers?

I'm confused, is this a brick and mortar store or a website?

If it's a B&M, your $5 shower head is your lead gen, and then your sales people should be using a consultative sales approach to find...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th December 2016, 08:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 611
Posted By James Foster
Re: has anyone ever put business cards in books

Think about this from the prospects point of view. How pathetic does a "consultant" look if they need to try to get business by sticking their business card in a bookstore book....

If nothing...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th December 2016, 07:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 495
Posted By James Foster
Who's your perfect client?

Let's pretend I'm a genie and I can give you the absolute perfect small business client.

Who is that for you?

Is it a client who comes to you in bound from a direct response piece (mail or...
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th December 2016, 08:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By James Foster
Re: How Do Yu Charge For Lead Gen Sites

Turning them into clients isn't your business, you're in lead gen not closing. Let your customer worry about that.

Think of it this way, if they closed 1 in 10 of your leads, how much would that...
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd November 2016, 08:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 134
Posted By James Foster
Re: How To Best Monetize User Data???

I'll assume you have correct legal statements in your TOS that you can in fact sell this data.
After that, I would take it to a list broker. Someone who already does and utilizes what you're...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 24th January 2016, 12:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,306
Posted By James Foster
Re: Can i trust the Free Shipping of Aliexpress for my bussiness?

Dropshipping from China to the US simply isn't practical. It's exactly the problem you're talking about. It takes way to long to ship to your customer. You'd be better off buying your product from...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 24th January 2016, 11:17 AM
Replies: 1,097
Views: 164,249
Posted By James Foster
Re: My AliExpress Dropshipping journey starts today!

This is pretty much everything that is wrong with people who don't take business seriously.

I hope the lawyers make an example out of you.

You're no better than people selling knock off Prada...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th May 2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By James Foster
Re: Free website to buy solo ads

Are you sure that assumption is correct?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th May 2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 545
Posted By James Foster
Re: New to Teespring. When to turn off your campaign?

I know someone who does really well with selling shirts and things to nurses, so it's not the market.

It sounds like you're copy and pasting some pre-made templates that every other buyer of that...
Forum: Conversion Rate Optimization 9th May 2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,694
Posted By James Foster
Re: Would love some Feedback on my Capture Page

Neither of them look professional.

Think of it from your customer's point of view. Would you trust that site? I wouldn't.

Don't take this as harsh criticism, but as stepping into the mind of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th May 2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By James Foster
Re: A Tool To Find Out Where Website's Traffic Is Coming From?

Check out Follow.net - It's an extension for chrome that give you data from Quantcast, Compete, WhatRunsWhere, as well as keyword data from Google.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th April 2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,964
Posted By James Foster
Re: How to become an authority in internet marketing

You talk about being an authority in the market....yet I've never heard of you before.

I know most a good number of the 6,7, and 8 figure marketers in our space... yet your name has never come up....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd April 2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,084
Posted By James Foster
Re: Affiliate Network Rarely Allows Landing Pages!

You're using a really crappy affiliate network then. Go to some of the big ones, they all expect you to use landing pages, they help your conversations significantly.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd April 2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 998
Posted By James Foster
Re: What are some great products in 'MMO' niche?

If you don't know, maybe you shouldn't be promoting the MMO market.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th April 2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,337
Posted By James Foster
Re: Have you been swindled by a "coach"?

I would never take this guy on as a coaching client.

In fact, I wouldn't work with anyone who followed this advice.

Here's what any serious business coach hears when they read the above:
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th April 2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By James Foster
Re: How to recruit software affiliates?

You're kidding me right? Just because your product ranks first on a SERP for some obscure search term doesn't mean Google thinks it's good.

If you really want to recruit affiliates to your offer...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th January 2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,183
Posted By James Foster
Re: Where to start IM?

Start with a need. Find out what a large group of people need. What solution can you provide them that they would be willing to pay for?
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th December 2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,536
Posted By James Foster
Re: Phone Rooms

I went with Skype because there are only a couple of us, and it was simple to set up. At what level (how many people) would you recommend making the switch to a system like yours, and then, what...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th December 2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,536
Posted By James Foster
Re: Phone Rooms

Thanks Bob Ross.

I guess one of my current questions is - how do you handle a rep talking to a prospect with a trainer or trainee listening in?

My group is small and we use skype for our...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th December 2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,536
Posted By James Foster
Re: Phone Rooms

Thanks man. I hear you have some expertise in this area too?

I was just searching for threads by Ken and it looks like the last one he started was back in April. Has he moved on to someplace else...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th December 2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,401
Posted By James Foster
Re: Prospect spent $7,000 on this ad and got no responses. How would you help?

Simple biggest mistake... No clear call to action. Where's the big button that says "click here" ... If people don't know what to do next, they're not going to do anything.
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th December 2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,536
Posted By James Foster
Phone Rooms

Hey Warriors,

I've been out of the loop for a while. Who are the people to talk to these days in regards to starting and running a phone room? Who's at the top of the Warrior list?
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 21st October 2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,325
Posted By James Foster
Re: How can you sell low cost items with FBA

Simple solution...

Don't sell products under 8 bucks.

Best case scenario - even if you had no cost of goods and no fees to pay, you're still only making a measly 8 dollars.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 2nd September 2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 25,340
Posted By James Foster
Re: No way to make profit on Amazon from wholesale products

So why don't you sell in Amazon UK instead? Save yourself the extra hassle.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 31st August 2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,080
Posted By James Foster
Re: When you order wholesale for Amazon, are scouting apps still a must have?

When analyzing wholesale for FBA all you need is your price list, the Amazon listing (for sales rank) and the FBA calculator to determine fees and potential ROI.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 31st August 2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 25,340
Posted By James Foster
Re: No way to make profit on Amazon from wholesale products

... I take that back... You are absolutely right. There is no money to be made. You should quit trying.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 31st August 2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 25,340
Posted By James Foster
Re: No way to make profit on Amazon from wholesale products

HA! That's funny. My business is nearly all wholesale and I do FBA as well. And I know DOZENS of other people who do the same (and sell even more than I do).
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 31st August 2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,075
Posted By James Foster
Re: What are some good wholesalers?

Also, they don't all hang out together on sites. You need to find them individually .
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 19th August 2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,295
Posted By James Foster
Re: Do you guys still recommend eBay?

Why does everyone think it's a one or the other deal? Use eBay to feed your own website. Every time you make a sale on ebay, include a card in the box giving them a reason to sign up for your email...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 5th June 2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 908
Posted By James Foster
Re: Please Review my New e-Commerce Website

Do you have the rights to use use images of Robin Thicke and Miley Cyress? If not, you've got a lawsuit waiting to happen.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th April 2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,466
Posted By James Foster
Re: Greedy- Greedy Reports

PS - her website is what? $9/month... Not the end of the world if it doesn't turn out to be useful to you.
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 16th April 2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,148
Posted By James Foster
Re: Looking for best CPC/CPM/CPA network

What about buysellads? I've seen plenty of sites with less traffic than yours in there, and they generally get paid at least $4/cpm
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 9th April 2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By James Foster
Re: Flog Vs Lifestyle blog

I'm talking about a type of landing page... I'm not really sure what you're talking about.
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 8th April 2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By James Foster
Flog Vs Lifestyle blog

People say flogs are bad and Lifestyle blogs are OK... But I don't really see the difference.

What makes one acceptable and not the other?
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 8th April 2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By James Foster
Re: Script that passes URL to LP?

CPVlab will do that for me I believe :)
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 8th April 2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 618
Posted By James Foster
Re: Ooops... typo... always DOUBLE check your ads..

It's probably not a great idea in the IM space, but there are lots of markets where typos increase CTR. There was a very high convert POF ad (from POF not on their site) that they ran for a LONG...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 8th April 2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By James Foster
Script that passes URL to LP?

What kind of script am I looking for (what do you call it) where it puts the TLD of the site on my PPV pop up?

(Ie, I want it to say "Welcome xxxxx.com visitor")
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 8th April 2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By James Foster
Re: Tracking Experts, How Do You Track Campaigns Like This?

Have you contacted the product owner and asked if you can put a tracking pixel on his thank you page?
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 1st April 2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,464
Posted By James Foster
Re: My Top 10 CPA Networks list

You're kidding right?
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 1st April 2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By James Foster
Re: PPV idea

Let's not get preachy Hans.

I never said, at any point, it was the only thing people should be doing. I simple said if people had a few minutes and wanted to throw up a campaign that would likely...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 31st March 2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By James Foster
PPV idea

Any of you PPV players taking advantage of the Series Finale of 'How I Met Your Mother'?

I bet you could make pretty decent amount of quick cash popping a poll on that topic tonight.

I don't...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 31st March 2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 956
Posted By James Foster
Re: Is CPVLAB worth the price?

I bought CPV Lab right when I started PPV. I knew I wanted to be serious about PPV, and it's what the big boys use, so I went with it.

It's absolutely been worth it.

It gives me everything I...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 31st March 2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 549
Posted By James Foster
Re: Escorts Website Needs Ad Network

Find similar sites that run ads and reverse engineer the path to find out what network they're using.
For that kind of traffic, there's likely a few large players who you'll want to work with.
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 28th March 2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 946
Posted By James Foster
Re: Looking For Best Man For CPA Coaching

I'm sure there's some WSOs you can throw money at. With such a limited budget that's probably your only option.
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 28th March 2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 672
Posted By James Foster
Re: Product with high potential, still no affiliates

So you just posted it and expected to get people to promote you?

Why would they? There are dozens of other products launched everyday.

You spent 6 months creating the product? You should have...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 26th March 2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 824
Posted By James Foster
Re: Thinking of trying lead impact

You should probably get some kind of course on PPV to make sure it's even the right thing for you before signing up to LI.
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 26th March 2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By James Foster
Re: How many impressions do you reach before you decide?

1) Just because your primary purpose is to build a list doesn't mean you shouldn't be selling something after opt in

2) YES! 1500 pops and no conversions is way to many. Especially when you don't...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 26th March 2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 824
Posted By James Foster
Re: Thinking of trying lead impact

You've got that backwards. Lead Impact doesn't monetize traffic. It is traffic, you have to monetize it with your own or CPA offers.
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 26th March 2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 824
Posted By James Foster
Re: Thinking of trying lead impact

I'm assuming you mean DirectCPV and they're horrible.
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 26th March 2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By James Foster
Re: How many impressions do you reach before you decide?

If you've spent amount of the payout on a single target and gotten no conversions, that's a pretty good indicator you should scrap it.
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