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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th February 2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 736
Posted By John Galt
Re: Should IM be like Barclays Bank?

"Should we be more like Barclays and be cleaning up our house?"

This already happens naturally, doesn't it? Bad products get buried in vitriol and/or litigated into extinction. Good products are...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th February 2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,666
Posted By John Galt
Re: Question about the writer´s blog (Kindle)

What an excellent thread! Thanks for being so generous with your ideas, guys. I'm inching towards publishing a book myself, so it's always cool to get insights whenever I can.



Just to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th February 2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 728
Posted By John Galt
Re: Courses you recommend for a new to learn Affiliate Marketing?

Check out Finch's stuff. If you've ever been pissed off by products that go long on theory and (very) short on applicability, you'll like his guides. You can actually make money with them. Plus,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th February 2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 577
Posted By John Galt
Re: To Audiobook or Not To Audiobook?

Everybody learns in different ways. The more modalities you can offer, the better. With that said, if this is your first foray into this particular marketplace, I'd try to limit the upfront cost of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th February 2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,658
Posted By John Galt
Re: My site has no traffic

Two weeks isn't enough time, especially given your target market. If you're anxious to start testing, why not buy traffic?
Forum: Copywriting 8th February 2012, 07:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,037
Posted By John Galt
Re: Looking for this Eugene Schwartz Ad. Can you help?

@Mark - Thanks for the heads up, but the ad I'm looking for isn't included in that collection.

@Steve - Much appreciated. Online info on Schwartz seems to be pretty sparse; you found more than I...
Forum: Copywriting 7th February 2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,037
Posted By John Galt
Looking for this Eugene Schwartz Ad. Can you help?

It's the Ad he wrote to help launch Boardroom, with the headline that reads:

"How to Get the Heart of 370 Business Magazines in Just 30 Minutes a Month"

Any generous soul have it in their...
Forum: Copywriting 26th January 2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,162
Posted By John Galt
Re: Copywriting Research--The Rick Duris Method

Great share Rick. I didn't know you could search for a range of numbers like that... you just opened up a bunch of ideas for me.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th January 2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,177
Posted By John Galt
Re: Is It That Hard To Write Autoresponder Emails?

Do you need a "professional" to create your autoresponder series? No. Can you write your own messages? Of course. But you're always running the risk of leaving money on the table.

I mean, when...
Forum: Copywriting 19th January 2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 763
Posted By John Galt
Re: My first sales letter.

Hey Sasha -

Good work. You're moving in the right direction. Here's a few more ideas:

* Lay out your features before you move into the close. Right now, your close starts with the line "No, I...
Forum: Copywriting 16th January 2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 763
Posted By John Galt
Re: My first sales letter.

This is excellent stuff Sasha. I'm impressed that this is your first attempt.

Actually, I disagree with Ben and Joe on this one. Your personal story at the beginning does a good job of building...
Forum: Copywriting 15th January 2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,472
Posted By John Galt
Re: Making $3,000 In 30 Days From Copywriting…

This is damn good advice. Watching your numbers like a hawk makes your goal real. Personally, I've found it more effective to focus on "daily numbers" than a dollar amount.

Now, on a more...
Forum: Copywriting 12th January 2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 537
Posted By John Galt
Re: How many sales pages?

I have a client that sells three cosmetic services. The offers are very similar, but attract different demographics. They were originally promoted with a single page, and each sold well enough. We...
Forum: Copywriting 12th January 2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 684
Posted By John Galt
Re: Critique my landing page- Please help!

Great attempt here, Muscle. I agree with many of the comments above, especially nixing the iframe and the two-frame approach. Here are a couple of copy-related suggestions based on a quick skim -
...
Forum: Copywriting 12th January 2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 888
Posted By John Galt
Re: My first product - criticism desired!

Congrats on the product launch Nick. A couple of things I'd change:

1. Move the testimonials earlier into the copy. Like Dan said, they're pretty damn persuasive. Too persuasive to sit at the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th November 2011, 10:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,284
Posted By John Galt
Re: "The Great Telemarketing War Report" - Free Here - Make Money Starting NOW Just Like Many Others

Hey John, this is damn good stuff. Your base script is eerily similar to the script I've used to sell IT services to 1,000+ seat companies. And if I can sell a $50/user service to a 63,000 seat...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th November 2011, 11:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 809
Posted By John Galt
Re: Is there an affiliate program for Farmville?

I made a mint pushing T-Dub's guide like a year back. But are you looking to sell guides or for a CPA program for the game itself? If you're looking for the ladder, I'm pretty sure there isn't one.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th November 2011, 10:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 581
Posted By John Galt
Re: How do I market my new product.

This is solid advice. I've never used this approach for an information product before, but I can attest that it works for services.

Plus, even the freebies have the potential of paying off. ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th November 2011, 10:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 378
Posted By John Galt
Re: Giving away 200,000 copies of a book

Are you talking a real life, paper-and-print book? If so, that's epic Chris. Even if you're talking ebooks, I bet you'll still see your good will come back in spades.

Keep us posted on how the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th November 2011, 10:37 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,617
Posted By John Galt
Re: how did you make your first sale online?

My first "sale" was a email submit I ran on the back end of a poll. I was using Yahoo for traffic, and a really funky sports-related angle. My ROI was -50%. Baller.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th November 2011, 04:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 954
Posted By John Galt
Re: I Desperately Need Your Help?

Ever consider putting together a case study? Use your service to build up a profitable campaign, document the process and then share your results. Tell folks about it over here and other places...
Forum: Warriors For Hire 17th November 2011, 03:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 802
Posted By John Galt
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th November 2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By John Galt
Re: i need some sales letter advice please

Have your read The Ultimate Sales Letter by Dan Kennedy? Its a great book for those that don't know copy from a car... and it's cheap. Worth the time to read it, even if you end up hiring the job...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th November 2011, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By John Galt
Re: Using paid traffic

Monetizing paid traffic with amazon or adsense would be tough. Arbitrage can work, both there's just not enough meat on the bones, so to speak. You'll be better off monetizing with a product or...
Forum: Warriors For Hire 16th November 2011, 10:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 802
Posted By John Galt
Arrow Sales Copy That Converts

This thread isn’t for everybody. I’m going to make an assumption about you, and I may or may not be right.

I’m assuming that you already know the value of sales writing. You understand that a...
Forum: Warriors For Hire 14th November 2011, 07:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 546
Posted By John Galt
Arrow This service is no longer available.

This service is no longer available.

Thanks,
John G.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th November 2011, 01:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By John Galt
Re: Stories about Parterning and Joint Ventures

Many years back, my mentor built a multimillion dollar real estate biz with two partners. Then he spent most of what he made in legal fees when the collaboration went sour.

Reason enough for me,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th August 2011, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By John Galt
Re: Referrals and Reviews?

All killer ideas guys, thanks a ton. I'm putting together a form testimonial to drop at the client's office. We'll see how it goes.

I'm also putting in place a more personal (and formal) referral...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th August 2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By John Galt
Referrals and Reviews?

I have an account that's proving a pain. Right now, we're trying to do two things:

1. Solicit more referrals
2. Get more testimonials/online reviews

Mind you, customers love the service. They...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th August 2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 727
Posted By John Galt
Re: On Amazon Credit Card In Hand - What Is The Best Marketing Book You Have Read

Scientific Advertising rocked my world... but you can get that free. You'll get good mileage out of Breakthrough Advertising (Schwartz) or Winning Through Intimidation (Ringer).

Ringer's book is...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th August 2011, 06:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 949
Posted By John Galt
Re: Ripoff Report Has Been Deindexed

I bet the online rep management guys all felt a sudden, sharp pain in their chest without knowing exactly why. I'm severely doubtful it'll stay deindexed... but somewhere a disgruntled ROR...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th July 2011, 10:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,263
Posted By John Galt
Re: About "WhiteBoard" Video Sales Pages...

Good share Winnerone. I found myself spending 20 minutes I didn't have watching them. Now, only imagine if the topic was how to get a whiter smile, flatter stomach or fatter wallet.



That's...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th July 2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,263
Posted By John Galt
Re: About "WhiteBoard" Video Sales Pages...

Just for clarification, these aren't affiliate links and I don't own these products or personally know these fellas. Just curious if anybody else is testing the approach.

I'd especially like to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th July 2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,263
Posted By John Galt
About "WhiteBoard" Video Sales Pages...

So, being a TAA affiliate, I first saw the technique used here:
Tips to get lean flat abs (http://www.truthaboutabs.com/men-get-lean-abs-new.html)

Then, I just got ANOTHER email about Dean...
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd July 2011, 10:19 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,915
Posted By John Galt
Re: If You're A Newbie & Need Clients

Good stuff Rotten. Curious - does that design software let you go in and fiddle with the HTML/CSS?
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd July 2011, 11:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 974
Posted By John Galt
Re: Time to give back - go make some money - NO INTERNET REQUIRED (well, except maybe email)

Interesting idea Jeremy. Have you done this before? What were your results? How many flyers did you pass out? Do you have an example of your flyer?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st July 2011, 09:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,357
Posted By John Galt
Re: Using flippa to get $0.01 google clicks, here's how...

Careful... this isn't necesarily true. I had my first Adwords account nuked on me for promoting a squeeze page. The account was completely clean, no funny business going on.

Make sure that even...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st July 2011, 09:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 941
Posted By John Galt
Re: What Do You Believe Separates Out the Movers and Shakers on This Forum From...

This got a chuckle out of me.



The logical conclusion = This guy is making money. This guy pitches WSOs. Hmm, what should I be doing to emulate this guy?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st July 2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 552
Posted By John Galt
Re: What Should I Do?

You know what would rock? If there was some type of database freelancers add to and research on to avoid getting stiffed. A RipOffReport for freelancers. I'd have a list to add, if anybody wants...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st July 2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 693
Posted By John Galt
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st July 2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 552
Posted By John Galt
Re: What Should I Do?

What GameVoid Said. Just going to have to bite the bullet on this one, and don't make the same mistake twice.
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 20th July 2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 922
Posted By John Galt
Re: New guy trying to start

What else do you need? A traffic source and some cash. I'd highly recommend building a list out the gate, so you'll need an autoresponder service. And the nerves of a gambler.

As far as a...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 20th July 2011, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 565
Posted By John Galt
Re: CPM or CPC?

I'm assuming you're talking about Facebook. CPC converts much better as of July 20, 2011.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th July 2011, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 623
Posted By John Galt
Re: One Spelling Mistake Can Cut Your Sales In Half

Nice find Don. Who would've known the leg conscious were so sensitive to the King's English.
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 20th July 2011, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 559
Posted By John Galt
KingMonitizer.com

Anybody using these guys? I've got some data sitting around that I'm considering sending their way. Looking to make sure they're on the up-and-up and know what they're doing.
Forum: Copywriting 20th July 2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 900
Posted By John Galt
Re: Modeling Cults

Chris -

I think you're reading more into the article than is actually there...



The wording might be vague. But the benefits mentioned are as clear as day. You can be specific about The...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th July 2011, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 848
Posted By John Galt
Re: List Building NUMBERS

Dan speaks truth.

There's also other variables to be mindful of. Does your traffic suck? No conversions. Does your squeeze copy suck? No conversions. Does the book you're giving away suck? No...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th July 2011, 12:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By John Galt
Re: need your suggestions about my sales page !

Here's a few tips:

* Revamp the design. Most of your above-the-fold real estate is being wasted.
* You need a headline. "AllTineSEO" and "Website Management" don't count.
* Too many exit...
Forum: Copywriting 20th July 2011, 12:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 900
Posted By John Galt
Re: Modeling Cults

Chris, I like that you're thinking outside of the box and all... but most of the "advice" given in this article is hogwash. Unless, of course, you're starting an actual cult. Examples:

"Talk too...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th July 2011, 11:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,504
Posted By John Galt
Re: If you've $200, what will you do to get $1000 in one month?

Whatever you do, don't waste any of it on a damn ebook. You can find all the info you need for free online.

Turning $200 to $1,000 without any data in hand is a pipe dream. That is, unless you...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 19th July 2011, 11:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,134
Posted By John Galt
Re: Catching scrubbing/shaving.

I don't know what you'd hope to accomplish by complaining about it; that won't make it stop. Your time is better spent making $$.

If your pushing quality leads just move to a different network....
Forum: Mind Warriors 19th July 2011, 11:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 707
Posted By John Galt
Re: What Do Most Newbie Marketers Struggle With?

Taking action. That and over-complicating things. Newbies tend to read voraciously, to the point where they don't know what to do first. So they do nothing or very little.
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 19th July 2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,338
Posted By John Galt
Re: Having Fun Trialling CPA With 7Search

Good stuff icon. You asked earlier how to improve your ROI. Did you ask your network for a pay bump? It might help to split test the offer out too, if anybody else carries it.
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 19th July 2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,044
Posted By John Galt
Re: List-building and CPA

Well... yeah. :) The hard part (as an advertiser) is making that data back out. A bit different than monetizing "free" leads from your SEO assets.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th July 2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,783
Posted By John Galt
Re: How P90X Built a $400 million offline and online empire... using direct response

Guess I'm late to the party. That link is dead. I found it again for anybody interested:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/29/business/29exercise.html?pagewanted=all
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th July 2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Posted By John Galt
Re: Penny Adwords

You've been reading old material zmorris. Penny clicks on Adwords went the way of the dinosaur. Check out PPV if you're looking for cheap traffic.
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