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Forum: Mind Warriors 14th January 2010, 11:13 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,131
Posted By Shaka
Re: We All Have a Passion, What's Yours?

My business passion is building or fixing businesses (online or brick and mortar). Fortunately I have had the pleasure of operating numerous different enterprises over the years and have been able to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th September 2009, 10:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,427
Posted By Shaka
Re: Nigeria Scam Buster

This sounds like a workable idea to me. In many cases, giving away something of value for free (such as your alert information) is a first step to a sale of a related product. It can also be an...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd September 2009, 07:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 518
Posted By Shaka
Re: help

Carl, I am so sad to hear of your brother’s condition. I just lost a friend of 35 years two days ago.

I will pray for Timothy and you. And PLEASE, never lose faith. Miracles do happen because I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd September 2009, 06:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 719
Posted By Shaka
Re: Risking Ideas 'Stolen' by Asking for Critique of Optin?

Most ideas have already been conceived by someone so, in a way, we a re all borrowing from somebody. However, it is whether, to what degree, and how these ideas are implemented that truly makes the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd September 2009, 06:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,683
Posted By Shaka
Re: Why In The Heck Did I Became A Paid Warrior Member?

This forum is a bargain at just about any price. I don’t even remember what it cost me to join but I remember thinking at the time - what a great deal. It’s a no-brainer to be a part of this...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd September 2009, 06:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 507
Posted By Shaka
Re: Write it Yourself vs getting a writer

I have created content from scratch and I’ve had work written based on notes I’ve provided. Obviously having content created from my notes is faster but I find myself re-writing most of the content...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd September 2009, 05:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,401
Posted By Shaka
Re: $32 Million Trademark Infringement Case

While I agree with most of the other posts that decry contributory behavior to fraudulent internet activity, in this case I’m not completely sure of all of the facts nor did the article explain the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd September 2009, 04:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,090
Posted By Shaka
Re: Should I give a refund after 6 months?

I agree with everyone else - NO GO on the refund.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th August 2009, 12:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,139
Posted By Shaka
Re: What techniques do you use to stay focused?

As mentioned in other posts I have unsubscribed from several unnecessary email lists and also limit how frequently I check my email. I try to work on a project only once during the day and then move...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 18th August 2009, 08:56 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,489
Posted By Shaka
Re: Do you have any pets?

I grew up with dogs (mostly German Shepherds) and presently have two akitas and two rottweilers. They are my joy - over 500 pounds in total. They can look menacing to some but they are very...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 18th August 2009, 08:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By Shaka
Re: Chuck Liddell vs Michael Irvin

Michael Irvin will last longer hands down. He moves extremely well for a man of his size. Chuck Liddell, on the other hand, barely moved in the octagon. His one signature move was to bait-in his...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 18th August 2009, 08:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 464
Posted By Shaka
Re: Who's a trekkie?

I love to be in control so I’d be the captain of the baldest, most powerful galaxy class starship in the fleet.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 18th August 2009, 08:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,002
Posted By Shaka
Re: do you exercise?

I power lift (weight train) three times a week and do cardio twice. It keeps my body strong, my blood pressure low (118/78), and my mind clear.

I could not function well or handle life's stresses...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th July 2009, 03:34 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,885
Posted By Shaka
Re: Jeff Paul, John Beck, & Other Infomercials Charged by FTC July 1

From the sounds of what these people were doing I am glad the FTC stepped in. And in the case of Jeff Paul, I wonder what took them so long. :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th July 2009, 02:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 976
Posted By Shaka
Re: My Introduction

Welcome aboard Sam. You’re going to really enjoy yourself here at the Warrior Forum.

I chuckled when you stated that your MBA didn’t teach you about internet marketing. Though I went to a major...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th July 2009, 02:24 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,785
Posted By Shaka
Re: Company Fined $300,000 For Posting Fake Reviews Online

Thank you for alerting us to this information. I learned many years ago, from my direct marketing days, to always maintain written copies of endorsement letters in the company file and to make sure...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 8th July 2009, 11:54 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 5,658
Posted By Shaka
Re: What's your favorite movie ever?

In no particular order:

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea
Citizen Kane
Underworld
It’s A Wonderful life
In The Heat of The Night

P.S. I have eclectic taste.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th July 2009, 11:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 608
Posted By Shaka
Re: Just introducting myself

Hi Jason, welcome aboard; I hope your insurance brokerage is a big hit.

I have been involved in IM for about two years but offline marketing for over 30 so I have advice based on both. I have...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th July 2009, 05:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 702
Posted By Shaka
Re: Legal questions

Hey Matt, it looks like somebody has been doing their homework. Your verbiage looks okay to me but please have legal counsel review it first. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. It...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th July 2009, 04:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 706
Posted By Shaka
Re: New to the Forums

Welcome aboard Tommy_Boy. This forum is great fun and a fantastic resource for virtually any IM question you could have. Have fun and here’s to your success. :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th July 2009, 02:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,354
Posted By Shaka
Re: Please Help A Friend Understand This Illogical Response

[QUOTE=Steven Wagenheim;954429]Please note the following conversation and see if you can pick out the
illogic in it.

Marketer A - How much is the product?

Marketer B - $27

Marketer A -...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th July 2009, 02:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 702
Posted By Shaka
Re: Legal questions

Hey Matt, first off as a disclaimer I am not an attorney. You should seek competent legal advice before implementing any strategies I suggest.

Although I am fairly new to online marketing, I have...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th July 2009, 02:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 664
Posted By Shaka
Re: Make Money ONLINE By Communicating With REAL People OFFLINE !

It seems to me that the art of conversation is being lost due to texting, emails and other electronic advances that prevent us from conversing. I try to initiate conversations. Sometimes I’m...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th July 2009, 01:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,483
Posted By Shaka
Re: $27 ebook to $12000 in two weeks

Thank you for giving us such powerful motivation and congratulations on your success.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th July 2009, 01:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,090
Posted By Shaka
Re: Offline marketing: $100 discount made me $4,000 extra!!

Thank you for sharing your success story. Unexpected bonuses are a wonderful way to build customer goodwill. And in your case, showing unexpected financial appreciation for referrals is a way to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th July 2009, 12:52 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,696
Posted By Shaka
Re: How One Super Affiliate Made Me $156,250 TODAY

Congratulations! This is fantastic news for you and wonderful inspiration for the rest of us. Hopefully this is the beginning of even bigger things to come for you.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th July 2009, 12:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,303
Posted By Shaka
Re: Wow, Just Wow...

This is a ridiculous situation where this guy has not bothered to put this brain in 1st gear. I don’t think it is funny at all but I would respond to him and try to ascertain how he obtained your...
Forum: Mind Warriors 6th July 2009, 06:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 653
Posted By Shaka
Re: Is it this heat or is it just me?

I sometimes work myself into a frenzy, wear myself out, then have to motivate myself to charge ahead once again. For me the problem is not one of starting a project, rather it seems to be one of...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 6th July 2009, 02:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,635
Posted By Shaka
Re: Just How Low a SCUM Would You Get to Become a Billionaire?

Nina Wang sounds like she was quite a character. In the U.S., Leona Hemsley aka "The Queen of Mean" also had a mysterious younger paramour whom she enriched as did one of the cosmetic queens. I...
Forum: Mind Warriors 6th July 2009, 01:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 993
Posted By Shaka
Re: Positive Talk and Positive Affirmations

This is a great thread with great advice. Affirmations make a huge positive difference in our state of mind and our ability to progress. I use them, however, I pick any part of the day when I have a...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 6th July 2009, 01:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 499
Posted By Shaka
Re: Do you pay for quality or always looking for the cheapest?

Each situation is different, however, as I get older I am far more price conscious than I was as a youngster. Furthermore, everything that’s expensive is not necessarily the best and the lower cost...
Forum: Plug-In Profit Site Support Forum 6th July 2009, 12:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By Shaka
Re: HELP

Welcome to the forum. This site is not only a cornucopia of down-to-earth IM information from some very bright individuals; it is fantastic fun as well. The resources available to you here will...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th July 2009, 12:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 733
Posted By Shaka
Re: The power of the giveaway...

As byzantine mentioned, according to Cialdini, triggering the law of reciprocation is a powerful persuasion tool that marketers can use to increase response. However, there is a big caveat to this...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th July 2009, 10:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 848
Posted By Shaka
Re: Pic of mom and children on a website?

A face humanizes a business and makes it appear more personal. I know I am far more likely to make an online purchase if I see a picture of (the alleged) owner. The effect is enhanced if the owner...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th July 2009, 10:13 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,567
Posted By Shaka
Re: Hosting - How much do you pay a month?

I use Hostgator at $9.95 per month. So far so good, I have no complaints.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 5th July 2009, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 649
Posted By Shaka
Re: Check Out This Hysterical Press Release About My Recent Banning

Nice to see you can take a joke Steven. You know you must have a real admirer here seeing as they took the time to draft such a “complimentary” missive. The last sentence is a real gem. When you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th July 2009, 08:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 704
Posted By Shaka
Re: How To Get Huge Traffic Volume With Mega Headlines

Good one! This reminds me of a statement made by a successful marketer some time back. The headline is the most important part of the marketing piece because it is the ad for the ad. If the headline...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th July 2009, 06:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,269
Posted By Shaka
Re: FTC Cracking down on "review bloggers"

Thank you, this is important information. However, given the limited resources of the FTC and likely coming federal budget cuts, I don’t see how they can do much in the way of expanded oversight....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th July 2009, 05:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,071
Posted By Shaka
Re: The Easiest Way to Get Offline Clients

Brad your post is one of the things that make the Warrior Forum such a wonderful resource (and so much fun). Your post is not only motivational; it is a little piece of marketing genius that many of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th July 2009, 05:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 634
Posted By Shaka
Re: Are you the tortoise or the hare?

I am fast and furious and then on to the next thing until I wear myself out and have to back off a bit. I am working on doing a better job of pacing myself but have a ways to go yet.

Regarding...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th July 2009, 04:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,616
Posted By Shaka
Re: Do You REALLY Want Product Creators To Tell The Truth About Scarcity?

Having participated in two of his workshops, I am very impressed with Kevin Riley and consider him to be a top flight guru with the rare ability to break technical information down into easy to...
Forum: Mind Warriors 4th July 2009, 10:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 717
Posted By Shaka
Re: MAD Marketers

Marketing creativity - Jay Abraham
Copywriting talent - Ted Nicholas
IM marketer/teacher - Kevin Riley
Practcal marketing advice - Dan Kenedy
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th July 2009, 10:07 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,587
Posted By Shaka
Re: My first $1000 In A Day......

Congratulations! That is a fantastic and motivational story. It reminds me of something a marketer wrote many years ago:

“it is far easier to make a sale if your marketing enters the conversation...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th July 2009, 10:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,080
Posted By Shaka
Re: How NOT To Write A Press Release

Great advice, thank you for the press release insights.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th July 2009, 08:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,532
Posted By Shaka
Re: Warrior Members I Use You All the Time

This is a great idea, thank you. The best ideas are frequently the simplest.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th July 2009, 08:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,909
Posted By Shaka
Re: My Favorite Ways to Waste Time and get nothing done

My two favorite free time activities include reading and powerlifitng (nothing better than a good day banging the iron)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th July 2009, 08:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,100
Posted By Shaka
Re: Goal Setting Will Make a Difference

That’s great information. When I set concrete goals my achievement level increases significantly; I just have to become more consistent at setting them.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th July 2009, 07:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,034
Posted By Shaka
Re: US Warriors: Happy Independence Day. Now make your own.

Kevin, I am working feverishly to move in a new direction and you’re online guidance has been of immense help. – Thank you.

Happy 4th of July to everyone!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th July 2009, 07:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,759
Posted By Shaka
Re: Why Do Offline Prices End in Ninety-Nine And Online Prices End In Seven?

The first time I heard of product pricing ending in the number 7 was about 1992. At that I was an avid reader and fan of copywriter Ted Nicolas. He was the king of traditional print advertising at...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th July 2009, 07:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,415
Posted By Shaka
Re: Get Your Jay Abraham On

Valuable information – thanks.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd July 2009, 07:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 832
Posted By Shaka
Re: Favorite ODESK providers? Opinions on Providers?

There are three things that I think have helped me obtain good results from outsourced contractors.

1) Check out rates being offered by solicitors beforehand to become familiar with prices...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd July 2009, 06:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,234
Posted By Shaka
Re: Fresh meat here...

Poor grammar and sentence structure are like fingernails on a chalkboard to me. I recently read a blog touting a product where the writer wrote by instead of buy to indicate a purchase and used the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd July 2009, 05:49 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,835
Posted By Shaka
Re: Unless something is done, its over for NC Affiliates

Thank you everyone for your thoughts. Now I have a headache and want to get drunk (and I dont' drink!)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd July 2009, 05:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 814
Posted By Shaka
Re: I Sealed The Deal! - Yet It Wasn't Perfect...

Congratulations Pheben on your new project. Your post was very inspirational and helpful. I noted that you handled this opportunity like a person beyond your years. I’m sure your self confidence and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd July 2009, 05:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 943
Posted By Shaka
Re: have i made the typical newbie mistake?

Can you position yourself as an expert in some aspect of the money making field that you are contemplating entering or can you” credentialize” your site with an experts column or endorsement? ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd July 2009, 04:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 547
Posted By Shaka
Re: Keyword Research Question

How about separating your search term into two categories and searching for synonyms.

For example for nutrition you might search:
Dietitian
Health food
Healthy diet
Healthy eating, etc.
...
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