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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd June 2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,217
Posted By Martin Luxton
Re: Are You Still Loyal To The Warrior Forum?

The owners changed?!?!?

Why didn't somebody tell me then I could have complained?;)

Martin
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th June 2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,609
Posted By Martin Luxton
Re: Is $250/minute for whiteboard animation reasonable?

Hollywood movies cost something like $300,000 a minute and upwards. Would you pay to see a movie that cost $5 a minute to make?

$250 a minute for an original (non-software generated) video is very...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th May 2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 605
Posted By Martin Luxton
Re: Could you review my video presentation plz plz plz ? :)

Zourkas,

Some people will be put off by your accent, some will find it sexy. Europeans will probably be more tolerant of it than Americans. I remember once an American marketer promoting Lee...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th April 2013, 12:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,496
Posted By Martin Luxton
Re: Short Stories Banned on the Kindle?

And, talking about quality, I think the level of skill required to write a good short story is higher than that needed for a novel.

Many great short stories I've read I can still remember very...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th April 2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 713
Posted By Martin Luxton
Re: Questions about paid wordpress themes we downloaded for free

Jensha,

If you want peace of mind get your themes, photos etc from the original source so you have a receipt.

Maybe your IMers had a Developers' Licence so they were able to legally build your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th April 2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 901
Posted By Martin Luxton
Re: Has anybody ever lost his YouTube channel because banned from Google AdSense?

So, are you not already earning money from the Youtube partner programme?

Benefits of the YouTube Partner Program - YouTube Help...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th April 2013, 02:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 528
Posted By Martin Luxton
Re: Selling your book on Amazon

Or maybe choose one of the chapters of your book, rewrite/expqand it and sell it as a standalone book with a link to your website where people can buy your other ebooks?

Or sell each chapter of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th April 2013, 01:33 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 8,439
Posted By Martin Luxton
Re: Why I Love Kindle

I've found it much easier to write a good non-fiction book than a fiction one. That's probably because fiction takes (me) a lot of thinking time and rewriting. With non-fiction, once you have done...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th January 2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,062
Posted By Martin Luxton
Re: WARNING: This Statistic May Make You Feel Ill

Andrei,

So, if 2% are killing it online and (according to the Occupy Wall Street Movement) only 1% are killing it in the real world, then people are statistically two times more likely to succeed...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th January 2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,991
Posted By Martin Luxton
Re: How Much Should I Charge to Write an Ebook?

ebook design = between $5 - $500

10 page ebook = between $10 - $10,000

How much do you think you are worth?

Are you prepared to walk away if the client wants to pay peanuts?


Martin
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st December 2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 812
Posted By Martin Luxton
Re: is this legal

Alexa, when I'm in that mood, this is what I do. I read just the subject lines and answer them in my mind. For example, looking at some current threads

Which Is Better - A PC, Netbook Or Tablet?...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th December 2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,312
Posted By Martin Luxton
Re: Wow, That Was Easy - #4 Bestseller In Kindle Niche!

WPManiac,

Re: niche I'm not qualified to answer that one.

Re: Fiction vs. Non-fiction/Length. What I can say is that my story is only 2,000 words long. The main difference I have found between...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th December 2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,312
Posted By Martin Luxton
Re: Wow, That Was Easy - #4 Bestseller In Kindle Niche!

WillR & GoodFE,

Don't worry, I've got my feet firmly on the ground :)

A couple of other books I've got in development I have detailed plans to make sure they make money.

I've been trying to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th December 2012, 03:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,312
Posted By Martin Luxton
Re: Wow, That Was Easy - #4 Bestseller In Kindle Niche!

OK, screenshot attached.

As to how long it took - about 2 - 3 hours a day spread over a month (how-to books are much easier!!!). I went through about 15 drafts.

Martin
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th December 2012, 10:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,312
Posted By Martin Luxton
Re: Wow, That Was Easy - #4 Bestseller In Kindle Niche!

Paul,

It's in the "free" category but I don't care :)

Actually, I've been wondering if it's harder to rank in the free category because there is so much competition from internet marketers.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th December 2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,312
Posted By Martin Luxton
Wow, That Was Easy - #4 Bestseller In Kindle Niche!

OK, it's a very small niche for Kindle (Christmas) but my book went live 3 days ago.

I got just a few sales in the first day, then put it on free promotion and now it's in the top ten.

Many...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th December 2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 633
Posted By Martin Luxton
Marketing With Kindness? It'll Never Work!

I thought this was an appropriate marketing article for Christmas.

BBC News - Why kindness can help businesses grow (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20761886)

A very fine line between...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th December 2012, 11:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 676
Posted By Martin Luxton
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th December 2012, 06:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 676
Posted By Martin Luxton
Kindle Authors - Are You Desperately Seeking A Great Last Minute Christmas Present?

I've just put up my first piece of fiction on Kindle.

I did the cover myself using ecover software and my young son "helped" me (Nooooooo! Don't delete that!!!).

In honour of his contribution,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th December 2012, 12:28 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 5,561
Posted By Martin Luxton
Re: I feel like crying...

Inxie,

I don't see your site as being similar to the frugal living one. Some reasons:

1. Your site looks like it's aimed at wannabe internet marketers (e.g. outsourcing to Odesk, 50 cent domain...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd December 2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,634
Posted By Martin Luxton
Re: Wow it is really working (kindle)

Congratulations Sandra!

Just put my first book on Kindle too. Not so much worried about the sales (but they would be nice) but the sense of achievement has got me working like mad on my next book....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st December 2012, 04:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 959
Posted By Martin Luxton
Brilliant Marketing Coup - How To Revive Your Local Economy!

Does your small town need an off season tourism boost?

Does it need more infrastructure?

Does it want to put itself on the map?

A small village in Turkey has just done all that by brilliant...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th December 2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 789
Posted By Martin Luxton
Re: Am I The Only One Who Thinks This Way?

Sunil,

If someone buys your guide and loses weight they then become a walking talking salesperson for your book - unpaid affiliates if you like.

My wife followed a diet book that made her feel...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th December 2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 789
Posted By Martin Luxton
Re: Am I The Only One Who Thinks This Way?

Ashloren,

You must have read my mind :)

I was thinking of starting a thread titled " I Must Stop Thinking Like An IMer!!!"

Yesterday, I was talking to my mentor (that ex rodent in post...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th December 2012, 11:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 920
Posted By Martin Luxton
Re: My First Fiverr Experiance

Jack,

Not knocking Fiverr (I've had a couple of good results from people there) but if you're going to buy any kind of graphic artwork make sure you provide the base image.

For $4 the gig...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th December 2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 788
Posted By Martin Luxton
Re: IM mentor for 5 bucks, is it REAL?

Sandra,

Thanks for being open-minded (but realistic) as usual.

A lesson in using your brain. Instead of dismissing this gig out of hand, think about WHY this person is doing it or HOW.

There...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th December 2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,515
Posted By Martin Luxton
Re: Google has just RUINED my day

Face it, the US economy is socialist - Opinion - Al Jazeera English (http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2012/05/2012568342122448.html)
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th December 2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,515
Posted By Martin Luxton
Re: Google has just RUINED my day

There's a website in one of my client's niches that is in the top 3 of page one (for several very competitive keywords).

They have almost no content, the site is poorly optimised (according to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th December 2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,956
Posted By Martin Luxton
Re: Books on Article Writing

Amanda,

Not exactly sitting on the fence, but I'm half with Alexa and half with Marcia.

Whilst it's useful to to be aware of the conventions of writing, I think too much education/input can...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th December 2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,376
Posted By Martin Luxton
Re: Are The Glory Days Over?

BTW Steven, I think there is still one person left in this thread you ought to thank.
It was earlier on in the discussion and at that point your mind probably wasn't in the right place.



So,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th December 2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,376
Posted By Martin Luxton
Re: Are The Glory Days Over?

Steven,

Positive thinking means different things to different folks.

I think of it as being positive you will get the right EVENTUAL (there will be failures, aka lessons, along the way) outcome...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th December 2012, 02:16 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,376
Posted By Martin Luxton
Re: Are The Glory Days Over?

Rod,

I'm also a big believer in the power of positive thinking (though there are still rough days!).

To naysayers my reply is, "OK, if you don't think positive, what is the alternative?"

I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th December 2012, 02:58 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,376
Posted By Martin Luxton
Re: Are The Glory Days Over?

Steven,

A few ideas for you (it's always easier for outsiders to see possibilities for other people).

Before I saw Mike's reply I was also going to suggest Kindle.

1. If your articles are no...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th November 2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,026
Posted By Martin Luxton
Re: [Advice] Clients planning to Sue...

PrestonSr,

The guy's an idiot - don't waste any more time on him.

I'm not a lawyer but this looks like a simple contractual dispute about provision of services vs. non-payment. The guy...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th November 2012, 02:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,494
Posted By Martin Luxton
Re: A warning before you buy your next Domain name.

If you're bored and fancy a bit of fun and don't like the risk of baiting Nigerian scammers ( 419 Eater - The largest scambaiting community on the planet! (http://www.419eater.com/) ) you could try...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th November 2012, 02:07 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,418
Posted By Martin Luxton
Re: Marketing Marijuana

I'm expecting a few new products about how to geotarget ads to those 2 states.

Martin
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th November 2012, 01:54 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,418
Posted By Martin Luxton
Marketing Marijuana

Now that marijuana is legal in Colorado and Washington here's an interesting BBC article, part of which deals with how to market the stuff.

BBC News - Marijuana legalisation in the US: Five...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th November 2012, 04:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,402
Posted By Martin Luxton
Re: The ShamWow! Guy is Back... A Lesson in Selling.

Will,

If you look at this review of the product

The Schticky Review! - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=0Sqv6ZX8y_A#)!

it seems the "lesson in selling" is
...
Forum: Email Marketing 13th November 2012, 07:25 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 44,696
Posted By Martin Luxton
Re: Which is the best autoresponder/list host? (Official never-ending debate thread)

Paul,

As this thread will no doubt grow (and grow . . . ) would it be possible to put a little more detail in your second post so that people can have an overview.

For example,
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th November 2012, 04:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 740
Posted By Martin Luxton
Re: Are there any worthwhile alternatives to YouTube?

David,

It depends on how you want to use the video and how you want to be perceived by your audience.

For example, there are some people who say viewers take Vimeo videos more seriously than...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th November 2012, 04:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,600
Posted By Martin Luxton
Re: Your grammar sucks. Don't cuss. Blah blah blah.

Kevin,

I think Dennis is making a valid point.

We all have filters help us decide who we are when confronted by different people/situations. We all have many different personas.

When you are...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th October 2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 830
Posted By Martin Luxton
Re: Do you like to tell people what you do?

Andy, you're too British :)

Like Tim Berners-Lee telling people "I do boring stuff with the internet".

Martin
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th October 2012, 07:01 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,728
Posted By Martin Luxton
Re: Issue with grammar mistakes

The interesting thing is that, as grammar standards fall, a person's grammar mistakes might actually be perceived as "correct" by a majority of people.

To take a simple example, how many people...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th October 2012, 04:58 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,456
Posted By Martin Luxton
Re: How much income is "not worth it"?

Andy,

For me these days, the question is more about "Does it feed the soul?"

Apart from my main income I also work for a publisher giving seminars and workshops for teachers.

If I broke it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd October 2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 620
Posted By Martin Luxton
Re: Guide and Tools for Reverse Engineering Someone's Success

You might want to have a look at this

http://www.warriorforum.com/warrior-special-offers-forum/471460-exrat-sneaky-spying-secrets-competitive-intelligence-reverse-engineering-strategy-report.html...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th September 2012, 01:45 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,334
Posted By Martin Luxton
Re: Protecting PDF Files

This one?

PDF Protection: Protect/Secure PDF Files & Document with PDF DRM Security - LockLizard (http://www.locklizard.com/pdf_security.htm)

Martin
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th August 2012, 04:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 963
Posted By Martin Luxton
Re: Whose house is it anyway?

Di,

It's also about transparency.

If you give people clear, simple rules that are easy to see, fine.

If you do all kinds of dodgy things and hide behind garbled legalese in fine print (like...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th August 2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,421
Posted By Martin Luxton
Re: Are You Really an Expert? Prove It...

I love the term "Expert-induced amnesia".

The idea is that experts often suck at teaching beginners because they have forgotten the problems they themselves faced when they started.

My...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th July 2012, 03:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By Martin Luxton
Re: Kindle strategies - I need your help

You might want to try joining Geoff Shaw's Kindling membership (Warrior Username, Opoqo) or look at some of Paul Coleman's offers/posts.

They are both very good on the strategic stuff.

Martin
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th May 2012, 02:25 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 22,979
Posted By Martin Luxton
Re: Anyone Getting PayPal Problems About WF?

I don't see what all the fuss is about.

Warrior Forum identifies possible big risk to members' businesses.

Warrior Forum introduces new rule to help reduce risk.

Thank you Warrior Forum.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th May 2012, 11:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,363
Posted By Martin Luxton
Re: Reason why I use blogger

Yesterday I put a post on my Wordpress site. 5 minutes later it was indexed.

I put the same post on a Blogger blog and it was indexed in 4 minutes 59 seconds.

Speed is everything on the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th April 2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 840
Posted By Martin Luxton
Re: Forget Kindle! Big Opportunity For Smart People In Academic Publishing

Fed up of publishers making a fortune off your research?

Sign up here for . . .
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th April 2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 840
Posted By Martin Luxton
Forget Kindle! Big Opportunity For Smart People In Academic Publishing

Looks like there could be an "offline gold" opportunity here for low cost formatting/epublishing services.

Harvard University says it can't afford journal publishers' prices | Science | The...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th April 2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,535
Posted By Martin Luxton
Re: Found this Free Infographics Maker

They're rolling out templates at a later date for other things. Seems like it's only in beta at the moment.

Martin
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th March 2012, 11:35 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,619
Posted By Martin Luxton
Re: Pinterest as we know it is dead. Help get the word out!

Sounds to me like you're exactly the kind of person Pinterest would be happy to piss off.

Martin
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th December 2011, 12:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 409
Posted By Martin Luxton
Email Is Officially Dead . . . Maybe . . . Er . . . Actually . . .

So some nerd called Mark Zuckerberg says that email is dead.

Of course his saying that is absolutely unconnected with the fact that a company he runs called Facebook wants to replace email with...
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