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Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 23rd February 2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 728
Posted By Adam Short
IM Writer/Content Creator Wanted (work from home)

Hey everyone,

My company is in need of a ghostwriter/content creator who has experience working with and writing about internet marketing topics.

The writer will assist us in writing content...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th May 2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,919
Posted By Adam Short
Re: Slap to the Forehead, Did I Just Make a Huge Mistake?

Some great suggestions here and I second using Wordpress. Also, using a paid theme instead of free will be valuable to you long term. themeforest.net is a good place to find Wordpress themes and you...
Forum: Social Media 21st May 2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,173
Posted By Adam Short
Re: How to do Facebook Page Advertising?

You can use the Power Editor to create an "Unpublished Post" and direct link to your custom tab within the ad. You can create an unpublished post for a few of the options, whether website...
Forum: Social Media 12th March 2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 30,451
Posted By Adam Short
Re: How can I make money from my facebook page

Where did those 800 Likes come from? If they are targeted and interested in what you are selling, then they will be more willing to engage with you further which will lead to a sale. Not all Likes...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th January 2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 797
Posted By Adam Short
Re: Can you make money on clickbank with "0"

This thread gave me a good laugh today :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th January 2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 497
Posted By Adam Short
Re: I need your help !

I agree with the others who said a few months is not enough time to give up and it seems like you are passionate enough to succeed.

If you want the big picture it looks like this:

1. Find a...
Forum: Social Media 29th January 2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By Adam Short
Re: Facebook rolls out Website Custom Audiences

I just noticed this today myself. I was thinking about looking into FBX but it seems this may be a viable alternative.
Forum: Social Media 29th January 2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,511
Posted By Adam Short
Re: How Long For 100,000 likes?

Getting some cheap global likes initially can be a valuable strategy because it will build your social proof. Ideally, likes from people in countries who are more willing to buy is better for sales,...
Forum: Social Media 20th January 2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,123
Posted By Adam Short
Re: Alternatives to Facebook Ads

What errors are you getting? Do you mean your ad is getting disapproved? FB ads can be effective, but like any paid traffic strategy, learning the ropes can take some time. It may be worthwhile to...
Forum: Social Media 14th January 2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By Adam Short
Re: How are people getting away with this on Facebook?

Some of these terms are outdated. Facebook changed them to allow people to take actions for contest entries without using third party applications....
Forum: Social Media 14th January 2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 723
Posted By Adam Short
Re: Facebook Marketing

There are a good number of posts on Facebook ads here in this forum. The forum member (banwork) offers a lot of good advice on Facebook ads. He also has some videos on YouTube.

I also like Jon...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd January 2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,290
Posted By Adam Short
Re: What are some alternatives to Optimizepress

Another vote here for Instabuilder. I have used it in the past and enjoy its ease of use and features.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd January 2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By Adam Short
Re: Would you recommend me a program where I can do an image?

Download Gimp. It is not as sophisticated as Photoshop but it is free and you can design that graphic pretty easily.
Forum: Social Media 2nd January 2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,143
Posted By Adam Short
Re: Some serious FB info for free.

I love SocialBakers and was just reading that page yesterday! Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd January 2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,060
Posted By Adam Short
Re: Kindle - A Good Business To Be In?

I have two books on the Kindle platform. The first one is now selling a few hundred dollars a month with minimal promotion. The second one is selling more than the first one within the first two...
Forum: Social Media 31st December 2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,113
Posted By Adam Short
Re: How long did it take for you to build your facebook page?

I just set up a new FB page two weeks ago and just hit 4,100 Likes. My US likes are about 10-15 cents each and other countries from 4 to 6 cents each.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st December 2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By Adam Short
Re: Homepage Stucture

Without a lot of content pages, you can't really come up with a proper home page layout right now since the home page is what directs visitors to your inner pages. It might be best to simply include...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st December 2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,782
Posted By Adam Short
Re: $3 Articles?!

That article looks like it cost $5. It is exactly what I would expect. Though not as bad as spun or illegible content, it is just "filler" content that doesn't offer any value and contains plenty of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st December 2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By Adam Short
Re: Is Mailchimp an autoresponder or something else???

MailChimp is an autoresponder just like Aweber, GetResponse, etc. However, I find they do not offer the same features as the others. Mailchimp can be a good way to start for newbies looking for a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd December 2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By Adam Short
Re: How to Filter Bad Backlinks for a website

I have used Link Detox but it is pricey and I still had to go though the links in more detail once the report was complete. But, it does give you a good start and helps to organize the links.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd December 2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 820
Posted By Adam Short
Re: does length of domain renewal affect SEO?

Years ago, it was stated that a longer domain renewal would help rankings, but I have never seen evidence of this.
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th December 2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,718
Posted By Adam Short
Re: The Pitfalls of Online Marketing/Web Design Business (And Why I Quit)

Thanks for sharing your story and congrats on your new job!

Of course, there are things you could probably have done different to make the business successful, but what is it worth if you are not...
Forum: Finished Contests & Challenges 20th December 2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 17,612
Posted By Adam Short
Re: eBook Marketing Tip Challenge + (Free Gift)

1. Market it on Amazon Kindle which is especially valuable for new authors. You won't have to use a publisher and you will get 70% of the royalty. Include a great review at the beginning of the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th December 2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,249
Posted By Adam Short
Re: Is It Time To Switch Search Engines?

I use Google and that's a personal preference. I have tried other search engines and they don't return the results I want as fast and as accurate as Google.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th December 2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,331
Posted By Adam Short
Re: Have you ever purchased traffic in Fiverr?

Another vote here for NOT buying traffic on Fiverr. I like Fiverr for certain gigs, but traffic is not one of them.
Forum: Social Media 20th December 2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 656
Posted By Adam Short
Re: Social Bookmarking - DIY Advice

I find social bookmarking is close to worthless these days and definitely not a linking method you should employ without getting other high-quality links.
Forum: Social Media 19th December 2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,161
Posted By Adam Short
Re: How can I monetize a 6m liked Facebook Fan Page?

I agree with petelta. Anything related to the band will do well.

You also may be able to create and sell custom T-shirts/clothing on a site like Cafepress or Teespring, but be careful of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th December 2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 554
Posted By Adam Short
Re: Literally 0 page views.

A few days is not enough time to assess the "whats and whys" of your website. Give it some time to breathe, at least a few weeks, so you don't make any inaccurate conclusions. Once you start getting...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th December 2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,133
Posted By Adam Short
Re: Making $300 a Month from Free Traffic, Whats my Next Step?

I like Facebook ads. They may be worth a try for you. I wouldn't start with Google PPC first as the learning curve is steep. Bing PPC may be worth looking into as well.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th December 2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,490
Posted By Adam Short
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th December 2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 634
Posted By Adam Short
Re: Some advice on squeeze pages

I find that "ugly" squeeze pages work, but it all depends on your audience. It's important to test BOTH instances to see which one works better. Testing is everything.

For optins, it's also...
Forum: Social Media 18th December 2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 679
Posted By Adam Short
Re: Has FB advertising gotten better?

FB ads work well for me when driving traffic to an optin page.

The interface has changed recently. Prior to the recent changes, certain tasks (newsfeed ads, advanced targeting) could only be...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 16th December 2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 676
Posted By Adam Short
Re: Jumping Back In

This is a tough niche to get into and it is filled with basic websites selling the same products. I recommend adding some substantial content to the website. I only see a couple of articles right...
Forum: Social Media 16th December 2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 777
Posted By Adam Short
Re: Facebook Ads

Search in Google for Jon Loomer. He has stellar content on his blog and also offers various courses.
Forum: Social Media 16th December 2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,429
Posted By Adam Short
Re: How I turned $20 in FB ads into $50 profit...

Really great post here. I've been running FB ads for a while but I discovered more I can apply to my campaigns from reading your post. Awesome info!
Forum: Social Media 13th December 2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By Adam Short
Re: How Do We Use Facebook Ads After Change Now?

You can send Facebook fan page traffic directly to a squeeze page whether from an app connected to your fan page (highest converting for me) or your external squeeze page.

I also find that ads...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th December 2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,599
Posted By Adam Short
Re: Is Internet Marketing a respectful profession?

My experience with some people who find out I am an internet marketer...

1. They want to learn how they can become one too and are ready to jump in
2. They have a preconceived idea that they can...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th December 2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 668
Posted By Adam Short
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th December 2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,324
Posted By Adam Short
Re: Need advice for old people niche 60+

I don't have anything to add except that this was one of the most enjoyable threads I have read in a while :D
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th December 2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 526
Posted By Adam Short
Re: Barriers to Overcome

For me it was getting past some failures early on and learning from them. Staying consistent is tough, especially when you see hard work and money go down the drain.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th December 2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 519
Posted By Adam Short
Re: Is working well under pressure a requirement to be successful?

Some great ideas here and I echo most.

Working under pressure is not necessary for success, but learning how to work WELL when pressure hits and how to reverse-engineer what you did that may have...
Forum: Copywriting 10th December 2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 791
Posted By Adam Short
Re: What's the difference between a VSL and a salesletter?

In my experience and in the niches with which I work, VSLs convert higher than long form sales letters.

Another trend that is escalating is whiteboard animation videos. They convert very high. If...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th December 2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,557
Posted By Adam Short
Re: Need SEO help and site building

new site AND quick rankings asap --> these phrases are oxymorons :)
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th December 2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,023
Posted By Adam Short
Re: Anyone used Fiverr to get backlinks

Some people I know have used Fiverr for linking and the results have never been positive. I haven't spent a lot of time on Fiverr looking for linking gigs, but I have seen more horror stories than...
Forum: Social Media 9th December 2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 679
Posted By Adam Short
Re: Best way to promote Facebook Contest?

If you haven't started the contest yet, it's a good idea to drum up excitement by posting about it a few days to weeks prior. You can even have fans make suggestions on the prize or show an image of...
Forum: Social Media 9th December 2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By Adam Short
Re: Need to change my facebook page name

You can't change the Page name from your settings if you have more than 200 Likes. You can only do this if you have fewer than 200 Likes.

But, you can request a name change from Facebook if you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th December 2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 353
Posted By Adam Short
Re: Making money with Kindle

Ty Cohen has an in-depth course on Kindle, but it is pricey. I don't know of any WSOs on the topic so I can't recommend any.
Forum: Social Media 9th December 2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By Adam Short
Re: youtube views

I have found that "real" YouTube views are always the best. If you put out a good product, the views will follow.

You can send people to any page you want using Facebook ads, but your conversions...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th December 2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 580
Posted By Adam Short
Re: Paying for targeted traffic rather than generating it?

I've done both and both can be lucrative, yet one is instant (paid) and the other takes time to build (free).

For paid traffic, as the others mentioned, it can take some time to learn and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th December 2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 433
Posted By Adam Short
Re: Forum, what would you do?

It takes some time to build a forum. I have used monthly contests successfully in the past and also built an email list where I sent emails with calls to action to check out interesting topics on the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th December 2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,055
Posted By Adam Short
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th December 2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 783
Posted By Adam Short
Re: My Internet Business Journey So Far! Please Reveiw

It looks like you are making nice progress.

I took a quick look at your blog and one recommendation I would suggest is to make your popup stand out more. The colors blend with the background,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th December 2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 730
Posted By Adam Short
Re: My Strategy Moving Forward - Please Reply with Helpful Comments :)

Great advice by jgant.

I would also recommend to do keyword research and target a smaller niche in that industry since it is so competitive. If you are new, it will be motivation for you to make...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th December 2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 436
Posted By Adam Short
Re: Anyone having success with this technique?

I've done Facebook ads directly to a sales letter (CB product) and also to an optin page.

My results were poor when directing people to the sales letter. I was getting 75 optins a day at one point...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th December 2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,539
Posted By Adam Short
Re: Landing Pages - Should I Capture Only Email or Name + Email?

I've always used name and email with good results. I believe the personalization you use to communicate with your list is valuable enough to include the name field on your optins.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th December 2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 562
Posted By Adam Short
Re: Where do I start? Blogging or Product Creation?

Both the blog and the eBooks go hand in hand, so my recommendation is that you do both.

Here is the strategy I would employ:

1. Start a blog - builds your reputation and trust in your industry...
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