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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd June 2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By thatjc
Re: Advice on domain names

Couple of concepts:

Start with a domain name containing good keywords. Then add more "secondary" domain names that you "park" on your shared web hosting server which "point to" your main domain.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd June 2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 478
Posted By thatjc
Re: Anyone use Sparkol Videoscribe software for thier business?

As an online marketer, I subscribed on a monthly basis for a couple of months to learn the Videoscribe software and offer it to my clients.

I found it easy to use and attractive. But it was not a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th May 2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,871
Posted By thatjc
Re: Best Ways to Sell Digital Course Online?

Have you looked at the Moodle courseware? Used by many universities, has built in enrollment fee and transactions, social hangouts for students and much more. You can insert any media, give quizzes,...
Forum: Website Design 25th May 2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 708
Posted By thatjc
Re: Genesis Framework

The Genesis Framework (from www.studiopress) has become somewhat of a de facto standard.

It is excellent and also good for SEO. However, I sometimes prefer the "Gantry" framework shown on the...
Forum: Website Design 24th May 2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,314
Posted By thatjc
Re: What material do I need in order to become a good logo/graphic designer?

"Talent" is a myth. Everyone born with normal faculties is naturally "talented", that is, extremely creative. These attributes have helped humans survive since the beginning. As survival factors of...
Forum: Website Design 20th May 2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By thatjc
Re: Links not leaving site in WP??

1. Can you copy the link you are using and paste it into a web browser and get to the page you want? In other words, first test the URL to be sure it's correct.

2. In the WordPress editor, (Visual...
Forum: Website Design 20th May 2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By thatjc
Re: Becoming a web developer:

I agree with April above. The way to get good is to build a lot of websites. There is no substitute for experience.

I'd suggest you start out building websites for free for friends and family....
Forum: Website Design 20th May 2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 724
Posted By thatjc
Re: How do you Get Clients

The OP didn't say he was a marketer, only a developer.

While I think complete success as a website Designer/Developer should include expertise in Online Marketing, I don't expect every developer...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th May 2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 626
Posted By thatjc
Re: The limitations of "Information Marketing"

Frank mentioned "courses" above.

I think many publishers could pretty easily create online courses (or hire them built) using the excellent "Moodle" courseware at www.moodle.org/. Moodle is used...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th May 2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 484
Posted By thatjc
Re: Questions about ebook marketing

For Clickbank affiliates, I don't think a 60% commission on an inexpensive book is going to attract the best affiliates. I'd up the commission rate to 70% or more and count on my main income from my...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th May 2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By thatjc
Re: what tools/software do you use for SEO services?

I use Traffic Travis Pro, Google Analytics, Google Webmaster Tools, Google Keyword Planner, Screaming Frog, MOZ Local.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th May 2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 788
Posted By thatjc
Re: Stuck

I haven't read all the many posts above, but for me it always comes back to refocusing on how to help people and defocusing on "making money".

Of course just "helping" doesn't necessarily provide...
Forum: Growth Hacking 12th May 2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,866
Posted By thatjc
Re: OK ... so Growth Hacking. What's the Big Deal?

The term "hacker" has had a long and tortuous history. When I first heard it, like 3 decades ago, it was a very positive term meaning someone who made innovative hardware out of old junk or surplus...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th May 2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By thatjc
Re: Guideline on Which Products to Choose for Affiliate Marketing

Check out the free advice on Affiliate Marketing Training, Software & Support | Affilorama (http://www.affilorama.com), or get a paid subscription for even more. It's good, honest training and advice...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th May 2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 678
Posted By thatjc
Re: Adobe Photoshop / Graphics editors please advise

I'm an Adobe Photoshop master and have taught others. Here are some facts (and repeats of some above).

1. As you know, the *.psd picture file format is the native format for photoshop.
2....
Forum: Website Design 8th May 2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,321
Posted By thatjc
Arrow Re: How can I learn Webdesign ?

No matter whether you use WordPress or traditional HTML (like with Adobe Dreamweaver), you'll need to learn CSS. Buy a good CSS book. One I recommend is "CSS Cookbook" by Christopher Schmitt from...
Forum: Website Design 8th May 2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By thatjc
Re: A small problem with wordpress

The hard fix:
Go into your theme's CSS style sheet and find the section for tables (if there is one) and style the "Margin" and/or "Padding" for less below the table.

The easy fix:
Use "Inline...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th May 2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By thatjc
Re: Need Advice

"Need advice" is not a good title for a post. You'll get more and better responses if your title says what you need advice about.

You shouldn't force people to open and read your post - just to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th March 2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,598
Posted By thatjc
Re: Is Web Design A Good Business To Get Into?

While anyone can "build a website" using WordPress, how good will it be? How many sites does one have to build to get good enough to offer real value? Why would you advertise as a pro before you are...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th March 2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,407
Posted By thatjc
Re: Realistically, does one have to learn PHP and HTML to really be able to succeed?

From my experience as a pro website developer, I'd say that you do need to know some HTML, CSS and PHP. But how much? And how easy is each of those to learn?

My answer is learn most of HTML (it is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th March 2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 400
Posted By thatjc
Re: Build or Buy?

Obviously you'll learn more by building (and marketing) your own websites, but at the cost of distracting you from running your business.

Also consider this: Were you the best possible driver when...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd January 2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 987
Posted By thatjc
Re: Massive Earning Opportunity - Google HelpOuts

I haven't tried Google Hangouts because it's just another linear income stream. That is, you get "paid by the hour". I get higher hourly fees by providing services to my local clients, "by the hour"....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st December 2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 530
Posted By thatjc
Re: Artist looking for Internet Marketing Wisdom

Check out FineArtAmerica.com (http://www.fineartamerica.com). For $30 a year, they will sell your artworks directly or on a poster, etc - depending on your medium, including framing, shipping, etc.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th November 2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 733
Posted By thatjc
Re: For Those Of You That Are Worried About Image Rights...

Before you choose images, you can use Google Advanced Image Search to find only legally available free images.
Just use the "Usage Rights" dropdown list at the bottom and select "Free to use, share...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th October 2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,221
Posted By thatjc
Re: The ABSOLUTE WORST way to create a profitable video sales letter..I can guarantee you're doing t

Excellent post Antoniobrave - much appreciated! (wiping away tears)...

Text based videos are a lot easier, but they just don't do much at the Limbic system level. And as research repeatedly shows,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st October 2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 468
Posted By thatjc
Re: YouTube videos for free traffic

Like any other info product:
1. Find a niche market and exactly what their problems are:
Right in this forum there are lots of newbies asking for help - there are your problems, just waiting for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th August 2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 901
Posted By thatjc
Re: What to Look for in a New Computer Monitor?

Most of my computer clients value their free desk space too much for such huge monitors as 27". Typically the dual monitor users have something like 2-24" or 1 24' and 1-20".

Also you have to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th August 2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 901
Posted By thatjc
Re: What to Look for in a New Computer Monitor?

One of my professional services is as a Windows Computer Consultant, so I've been specifying systems for over 2 decades. I love ViewSonic monitors.

Today, you want an LED type monitor (not LCD or...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th August 2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By thatjc
Re: Yahoo Answers - Do you use it and can you explain something to me

I've had good results with Yahoo Answers. After many months, I got one answer disqualified. I appealed (in a friendly, polite manner) and they reinstated my answer.

I believe (like Lexy) that the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th August 2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,436
Posted By thatjc
Re: Marketing Ethics: Oxymoron, Myth or Real?

I believe in marketing honesty - because it works better. I think that means the same as "ethically"

Today's online visitor is far from dumb. Most are very savvy and very quick to spot and ignore...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th August 2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By thatjc
Re: Web Design Service Providers - A Question

Both:

A few people contact me from my web developer website.
A few contact me from directory ads I place.
Most contact me because of word-of-mouth from my current or past clients.
I send all of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th July 2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,161
Posted By thatjc
Re: How to create with my first Kindle ebook

I've been using a Kindle creation/formatting tool called "Jutoh" for a couple of years. Works great. I write in MS-Word 2010, then copy my doc into Jutoh.

As above, I avoid any fancy formatting in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd July 2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 619
Posted By thatjc
Re: tool/site to view all visitor stats of all my websites on one page?

I use a service/website called "Clicky" that does what you are asking for. I think the first site is free.
As a website designer/developer/marketer, I use it for 9 sites, so I have to pay a very...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th July 2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 382
Posted By thatjc
Re: Advice regarding article syndication

Just a suggestion to all those writing for the web...
Read Alexa's "How to write an article" at least once a week for a month. And use her excellent advice. "She knows whereof she speaks".

Many...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st June 2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 414
Posted By thatjc
Arrow Re: Review and Criticism much appreciated

1. Your rotating red logo looks amateurish and jagged.
2. I'm not interested in downloading "Video Performer" and do not trust that download. Your site should support video with standard players...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th May 2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,287
Posted By thatjc
Re: Will not putting my photo (picture) on my blog or website bring down my credibility?

In my opinion as a professional online marketer, you should provide whatever trust symbols you can. But whether that should include your own photo depends on the content slant of your site. If your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th May 2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 771
Posted By thatjc
Re: Need help in promoting my website.

If you want more specific advice, you should show a link to your site. I don't even see it in your profile.

A couple of resources I can recommend to help you learn are:
* The various specialized...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th March 2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 683
Posted By thatjc
Re: Going MAD! Wordpress issue! HELP

Hard to say without inspecting your blog from the inside, but there are general troubleshooting methods for WordPress:

* Maybe it's problem plugin? Have you installed any new ones or updated any...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th March 2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 942
Posted By thatjc
Re: [not so] Sneaky Email Marketing Strategy

Good thinking Coby - glad it worked out so well. Thanks for sharing.

Have you tried a chat system on your site?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th March 2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,409
Posted By thatjc
Re: Thinking of buying Genesis framework & a child theme

Hi,

I'm a big fan of the StudioPress Genesis Framework and their Child Themes.

One thing to watch out for on their themes is that the older ones are not "mobile responsive" (don't look good on...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 16th March 2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 762
Posted By thatjc
Re: How to say this sentence?

Actually, it depends on the time you make the statement.

If the term has already expired, then you want the "present tense" = "is". But since you're saying it's 2 weeks in the future, you must use...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th March 2013, 03:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 961
Posted By thatjc
Re: POLL: Do you take notes when you read business books?

I like to use Microsoft OneNote 2010 for Windows 7 - it's very handy for organizing projects and studies.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th March 2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 689
Posted By thatjc
Re: What did the haters used to say to you/offend you about your online business

Being concerned with how other people view you is a waste of your time. You can't change them, only yourself.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 9th March 2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,265
Posted By thatjc
Re: How to Prevent Eye Strain and Headaches?

My sympathies - doesn't sound like much fun.

Review your display monitor setup:
No reflections off glass (if you use an old CRT [Cathode Ray Tube] display).
Good environment contrast:
No...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st March 2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By thatjc
Re: If you are planning to decrease bounce rate ...

I can think of a few causes of a high bounce rate. These come to mind as things I would fix:

Choosing the wrong niche market, such that visitors are not finding what they are looking for, or...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th February 2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 783
Posted By thatjc
Re: Ignoring the rules and just picking a Niche I love?

Good points here.

A lot of competition in a niche means there is a real market and there is money to be made - if you have the other requirements lined up.

One such other requirement is your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th February 2013, 02:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By thatjc
Re: Alternative to W3 Cache WP Plugin

Not caching, but you can usually get a big page load speed increase with the "Use Google Library" plugin. It uses Google's fast servers to load the big JScript files most themes use, instead of using...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th February 2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,158
Posted By thatjc
Re: How to justify the price of a product?

For testing, you can always use a Google A/B split test. It sends 50% of your traffic to one page, 50% to the other. No one ever sees both. And it uses a cookie to be sure past visitors only see the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th February 2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 564
Posted By thatjc
Re: Is my website to clean?

I see several immediate issues with your home page design. No doubt a serious critique of the whole site would turn up more (usually does).

Your black masthead is much too tall, considering the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th February 2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,158
Posted By thatjc
Re: How to justify the price of a product?

I agree with Lilly - split testing the price is the scientific way to go.

That said, there are important Social Psychology principles at work here which can increase or decrease your success:

...
Forum: Copywriting 9th February 2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 188,519
Posted By thatjc
Post Re: Top Copywriting Books... Ever

Thanks so much for the excellent list of books for copywriters!

To add my 2 cents - I'm studying the book in your list, "Influence - The Psychology of Persuasion" by Robert Cialdini". By the way,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th April 2012, 02:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,199
Posted By thatjc
Re: Yahoo Answers

Yahoo Answers works for me. My method:

1. Don't link to your sites (or any others) with every answer.
2. Don't link to your sites until your ranking is high (don't remember magic number, 200?)....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd April 2012, 11:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,964
Posted By thatjc
Re: WordPress Appointment Booking Plugin for Offline Clients?

Yes, people use it and my client and his wife use it without issues. Basically, your options are to setup (or not):
* Locations
* Staff
* Staff availability hours
* "Classes" (appointments...
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