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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th November 2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,747
Posted By RichardF
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd November 2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,747
Posted By RichardF
EU marketers, are you aware of this?

Starting Jan 1, 2015, digital services such as selling e-books will require the seller to charge the VAT rate of the buyers country. If you live in the UK and sell an e-book to a customer in Sweden,...
Forum: Warriors For Hire 4th August 2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 632
Posted By RichardF
Re: [KEYWORDS] ++ Amazon Review Keywords - LOW Competition - Extremely PROFITABLE ++

Sorry - I had to close down this service for now since I'm too busy with other things (like my writing service). Thank you for your interest though!
Forum: Copywriting 4th August 2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,545
Posted By RichardF
Re: Convincing People To Buy

Sounds to me like you're over-thinking this. Stop worrying so much about hooking visitors in "seconds", and just try to focus on delivering the main benefits of your product in the best way you can....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd August 2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,439
Posted By RichardF
Re: Never ignore copyright issues. Here's how I lost my 5 figure site.

Wow that is messed up! You'd think at least you'd be given a chance to explain yourself. Also, honestly, there are only so many ways you can make a logo. Some are bound to look similar to others, and...
Forum: Warriors For Hire 1st August 2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,987
Posted By RichardF
Forum: Warriors For Hire 30th July 2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,987
Posted By RichardF
Lightbulb [Internet Marketing Niche] - Articles, Blog Posts, E-books, Sales Copy, E-mails & MORE

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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th July 2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 636
Posted By RichardF
Re: Amazon Associates - Colorado

While Amazon is certainly good in many ways, I think for some people it becomes a bit of a crutch. It's familiar and easy to get started with, but there are SO many other possibilities out there.
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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th May 2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 790
Posted By RichardF
Re: Stuck

Oh yes, I often feel like this. What works for me is to just don't try to force anything, because that will cause me to not follow through. If I have no inspiration, no good idea at the moment, I let...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th May 2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,401
Posted By RichardF
Re: Free Images For Blogs Articles & Whatever..

Nice, thanks! Another one I've been using for years is the former sxc.hu, now at freeimages.com.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd May 2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,553
Posted By RichardF
Re: First Niche Site: To Niche, or to Micro-Niche

I know a lot of people will disagree with me here, but I think the idea of small, niche review sites is pretty much beaten to death. Yes you can succeed with it with persistence and luck, but realize...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd May 2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,016
Posted By RichardF
Re: Domain / Task Management Software

Not entirely sure about what you're looking for, and I hate to sound self-promoting but perhaps SiteCommander (https://www.sitecommander.net) is similar to what you're looking for. It's a project...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd May 2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 660
Posted By RichardF
Re: Best Website Analytics Tools

I really like Clicky when it comes to analytics. Simple but still powerful, stable and affordable (though not free - unlike Google they have no interest in your data which is a major selling point...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th April 2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,803
Posted By RichardF
Re: Warrior Forum redesign

I actually voted no because while this template may not be "good looking", it's very functional and not at all distracting. WF just wouldn't be the same with a "modern" responsive layout...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th April 2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 628
Posted By RichardF
Re: Use LP for ClickBank products or not?

Yes a pre-sales page can make a big difference. Even better, a squeeze page and a follow-up sequence to sell the offer(s).
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th April 2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,712
Posted By RichardF
Re: A Message from Simon Grabowski CEO of GetResponse -

As a long-time customer I'm glad to see you posting an official statement here. I'm getting really tired of these DDoS attacks that are getting to be more and more of a nuisance for many companies...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th April 2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,596
Posted By RichardF
Re: Is passion really necessary to succeed?

Absolutely, passion is not necessary in that sense. I like to make at least some parts of each projects fun/interesting though. There's more to running a business than just the money - if you dread...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th April 2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,023
Posted By RichardF
Re: What is success and is it achievable?

I've been at a level where I got comfortable and virtually stopped working because the money was rolling in anyway, a LOT of money too. Well, like everything, it ended eventually and I had to kick...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th April 2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,667
Posted By RichardF
Re: Six-figure Income Monthly with Affiliate Commissions

Of course it's possible, just like it's possible to build "the next Facebook" and cash in to the tune of billions of dollars. Like anything it's a combination of the right skills, a TON of hard work...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th April 2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,561
Posted By RichardF
Re: Serial Refunders: How do you, the seller, protect yourself?

Having tried to sell an informational product a few years ago, I also saw a few of these. Some asked for refund within MINUTES - no way they'd been able to even skim the first few pages in that time....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th April 2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By RichardF
Re: How to bulk edit urls?

I know you already solved it, but for reference I wanted to plug a site I always use for text operations like this, it's really useful: Text Mechanicâ„¢ - Text Manipulation Tools...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th April 2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,302
Posted By RichardF
Re: Starting a new marketing blog but I'm no marketing expert. Your views?

Agree with what dougb said, seems like the best way to me. Don't just go rewriting articles, you'll never find your "voice" like that. I say focus on case studies and actionable advice that you can...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th April 2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 386
Posted By RichardF
Re: Am I making the right decision - Suffixes

Definitely, no problem. Not sure how much benefit there is to having the keyword in the domain these days though, personally I would rather go with something brandable if you're planning to build an...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th April 2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,064
Posted By RichardF
Re: Do I transfer seo ranking when I forward a 2013 post to it's 2014 equivalent?

Why not keep that same "2013" post and just update it every year, instead of making a new post for every year?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th September 2011, 12:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 640
Posted By RichardF
Re: Can I sell this wordpress plugin?

I don't see a reason you couldn't sell it, BUT... how effective will the method be when hundreds of people are hitting the same 30-40 wikis with links all day long?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th September 2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 690
Posted By RichardF
Re: Can you place a link to ANY domain you own in your signature?

Watch out though if it's a niche/idea you'd rather keep to yourself. You're essentially giving it away to a forum with thousands of people looking for profitable ventures.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th September 2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 576
Posted By RichardF
Re: Is this number a good ammount of subscribers?

Agreed. It all depends on how you got them, what your relationship with them is, if they are customers or freebie-seekers, what your new project is, etc etc.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th September 2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By RichardF
Re: Best way to share profits on JV site

You could just rotate affiliate links on the site, or PayPal ID's if that's what you're using. Both need access to the actual website files though, so you can both be sure there's nothing funny going...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th September 2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,331
Posted By RichardF
Re: What are the most desperate, rabid markets?

I'm surprised no one has mentioned Internet marketing/make money online yet :)
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th August 2011, 05:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,115
Posted By RichardF
Re: Squidoo and nofollow links

Hmm that's weird. My links from Squidoo are always dofollow. Never heard of them putting nofollow on links actually. Have you checked the actual source code? Maybe the "highlighter" is wrong?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th August 2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,286
Posted By RichardF
Re: WHY IM IS A BAD IDEA FOR THE AVERAGE PERSON

Well said! I know I've been guilty of jumping from one opportunity to another in the past. Not anymore though - I learned that lesson the hard way. I think part of the problem when you're new is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th August 2011, 04:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 620
Posted By RichardF
Re: Why 2 Different Results for Keyword for Google Mozilla & Explorer

Clear your cookies, make sure you're not logged in. Also don't focus TOO hard on your exact ranking, as it will in most cases fluctuate heavily if you don't have an established site. You can check...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th August 2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By RichardF
Re: Squeeze Page for Home Page filtered by Keyword?

Yes it is definitely possible, but you do need to use either Javascript or a server-side script to accomplish it. Basically you would check the referrer, and if the visitor comes from Google, parse...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th August 2011, 03:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By RichardF
Re: Question About Hubpages

Sounds bad to me, you won't benefit as much from their domain trust.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th August 2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,097
Posted By RichardF
Re: High upfront or low monthly - What payment do you prefer and why?

Definitely upfront, as long as there is some kind of money-back guarantee in place. Not that I have ever had to use one so far, but it's nice to know you can get your money back if the product...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th August 2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,185
Posted By RichardF
Re: Do you choose to NOT use Google Analytics because you don't want Google snooping around your sit

Yeah I don't use it, see no reason to. It doesn't affect rankings but it CAN tie all your websites to you, so worst case you could get all of them penalized at once (if you were using a tactic...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th August 2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,944
Posted By RichardF
Re: How do I charge for a banner ad?

Here's something to consider when selling ads... Make sure you get to check out what the ad is for before committing to anything. Chances are it's an affiliate trying to profit through arbitrage...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th August 2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By RichardF
Re: How do you research your demographics?

You could always try looking at similar, but larger sites in Quantcast. I'm not sure if what vickybabe says is true, I've always been under the impression that you can see demographics as long as the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th June 2011, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By RichardF
Re: Affiliates, what banner sizes do you use the most?

I rarely use banners on my own sites, but for advertising purposes I prefer squares (300x250 and similar sizes). Definitely agree that banners that look like text work well. Stay away from banners...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th June 2011, 10:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 695
Posted By RichardF
Re: Favorite Physical Affiliate Network..

Shareasale is great, been using them for years now. CJ is huge but I don't like them, they treat their affiliates like crap in my experience. Even if you're a "performer" or whatever they call it....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th June 2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 713
Posted By RichardF
Re: Mentors ... where you at!?

Yeah you're not going to find anyone to guide you without any sort of gain for themselves. Like said before, you need to figure out what you can bring to the table, or you need to be ready to spend...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th June 2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,798
Posted By RichardF
Re: What is the #1 reason you think people in IM fail and what is the solution in your opinion?

I think most people fail because they're looking for a "secret method" that they think is the key to success. In reality there aren't a lot of secrets at all, and the real key to success is hard...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th June 2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 473
Posted By RichardF
Re: Thoughts on my new Domain?

That actually sounds like a great domain to me. Even if that exact phrase doesn't get a lot of searches, it's still very descriptive and will be a good foundation for your site.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th June 2011, 04:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,948
Posted By RichardF
Re: Improving amazon conversion rate

Sorry, but the joke is on you buddy :) There's a ton of factors to consider beside the commission %. The trust and heavily optimized checkout process Amazon uses make for extremely high conversion...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th June 2011, 04:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 741
Posted By RichardF
Re: Dear Newbies......The Faster You Fail, The Better! Here is Why?

Yeah I definitely attribute much of my success to being extremely stubborn and NEVER giving up. I can count my big successes on two hands, but my failures would take more like ten hands :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th June 2011, 03:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 446
Posted By RichardF
Re: Niche Finding Question

Don't make "cooking" your niche. Break it down to sub-niches and attack one of those instead. If you're interested in promoting actual products, there's cookware, kitchen appliances, etc etc. Tons of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd June 2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 461
Posted By RichardF
Re: Is there a way to get noticed if a specific Topic is discussed in forums?

You can definitely use Google Alerts for this. Just use a rule like:
keyword site:forumurl.com

Works wonders :)

Edit: That is, of course, if the forum is constantly crawled by Google. Judging...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd June 2011, 12:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 582
Posted By RichardF
Re: Silver Kitty Glitter?

Depends, which one gets the most searches? I would go with either just "best" or just "reviews", favoring the one with the highest search volume.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd June 2011, 07:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By RichardF
Re: Google backlink check - I'm lost

Yeah you're not going to get a good backlink list from Google, unless you add your site to Webmaster Tools and check it there. The link: command is basically useless.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd June 2011, 07:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 686
Posted By RichardF
Re: The Matt Cutts Debunking Flowchart

Haha, that is indeed spot on.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th May 2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 662
Posted By RichardF
Re: Adsense Concept...

That idea will get you banned from Adsense before you even get your first payment. You can't encourage people to click the ads, nor call them anything other than "Sponsored links" or "advertisements".
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th May 2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 502
Posted By RichardF
Re: Amazon product page linking?

Sounds strange to me.. Have you tried running the links in their link checker (https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/gp/associates/network/tools/link-checker/main.html)?

You aren't supposed to see...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th May 2011, 09:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,129
Posted By RichardF
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd May 2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,793
Posted By RichardF
Re: How I made $6549 Last Month (Profit)

Solid advice in this post, thanks for taking the time to share it Nikki, and congrats on last month's profits! Goes to show that anything's possible with persistence and taking action.

I agree...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd May 2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 684
Posted By RichardF
Re: Which blog networks give you the url's?

BuildMyRank (the only network I use) doesn't give you the URLs but they're easy to find as the majority of them are indexed within a few days.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd May 2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,002
Posted By RichardF
Re: Market Samurai Vs Google Adwords

You're comparing apples with oranges. In fact, Market Samurai _uses_ the Adwords tool to get search volume numbers. Market Samurai is a full-featured research software, the Adwords tool is just for...
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