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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th March 2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,432
Posted By Avesel
Re: Is This Marketer Crazy Or Savvy?

To step to the side a little bit: I think in many cases its perfectly appropriate to give out things such as your phone number, as sane people will respect your privacy anyway. I remember there was a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th March 2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 504
Posted By Avesel
Re: Idea for a product, is there a demand?

Is it possible for you to focus on a specific industry?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th March 2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 710
Posted By Avesel
Re: review my site please...new to IM

Overall, I would say your website looks fairly professional. It doesn't have that same feeling of "unattendness" that a website whose owners clearly doesn't work on it has.
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th March 2011, 04:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 943
Posted By Avesel
Re: My Offline Marketing Idea..?Dumb?

There are areas and will be areas for a long time needing flyer distribution.
As stated, try to help clients piggy back on each other.
And try to find a way to do it quickly.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10th March 2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By Avesel
How do you come up with good ideas?

Do you consider yourself a creative person?
I've studied some things such as De Bono's lateral thinking and find those type of techniques to be quite helpful.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th March 2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,012
Posted By Avesel
Re: How to monetize a fan site

Can you sell a product or service through your website? That's probably best if you can think of something.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th March 2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 737
Posted By Avesel
Re: Any suggestions for my product name?

This isn't the first time I said this but....assuming you are coming up with a title for your videos...I would do it the same way as a product:
1) Come up with ten words related to your product and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th March 2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,313
Posted By Avesel
Re: What Gets YOU Motivated?

Working makes you feel good. Perhaps not wanting to feel lazy is a motivator.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th March 2011, 04:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 971
Posted By Avesel
Re: Do people really give honest and unsolicited reviews?

Do people? Good point, maybe some people just do to take time off their hands on trips.
It is illegal (a crime?) to pay people to post positive reviews. I've read about a few companies that have...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th March 2011, 04:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,898
Posted By Avesel
Re: In order for 20% of you to succeed 80% of you have to fail

Direct answer: do people have to fail for some to succeed? Yes, but those are your (bad) competitors :).
Then again, are the successful ones the reason that the failing ones fail? That may not be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th March 2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 547
Posted By Avesel
Re: Do What You Love?

Are you suggesting that it is a bad idea to turn your passion into a job?
If so, I find it hard to agree with. Please explain what might be so wrong with that?
You are awake so many hours anyway,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th March 2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 938
Posted By Avesel
Re: Any Idea for a $75 investment ?

Not a direct answer to your question but what is your total marketing budget? $75 will, even if you do get traffic, grow your website very very slowly (no data, but years?). You will need a lot of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th March 2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 433
Posted By Avesel
Your Online Marketing Education

How did you learn online marketing?
Forum: Off Topic Forum 8th March 2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By Avesel
How Do You Divide Betwen Online And Offline Marketing?

How do you divide (say) your budget or time between online marketing and offline marketing efforts?
Forum: Off Topic Forum 8th March 2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,240
Posted By Avesel
Re: Is IM success more from Skill, or Luck?

Someone said that:
1) If you fail early on, it was a skill issue (e.g. upgrade your skills and don't make the same mistake again).
2) If you fail later on, luck could have played a role (e..g if...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th March 2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 723
Posted By Avesel
Re: I Know About Market Saturation But...

1) I made a typo: most "don't" and thanks to your quoting I can't get rid of it :).
2) I didn't say (or didn't intend to say) you need an investor, I said you might want to think about it. You...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 7th March 2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 488
Posted By Avesel
Making Three Things Disappear

If you were to make three things disappear in the this world, what would they be?
Forum: Off Topic Forum 3rd March 2011, 03:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By Avesel
Forum: Mind Warriors 3rd March 2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 964
Posted By Avesel
Favorite Thing To Read

What do you like to read the most? Which authors are you the biggest fan of?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd March 2011, 04:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 723
Posted By Avesel
Re: I Know About Market Saturation But...

Impossible to say just from that. Someone said that a "mature market" is anything that is growing slower than the current growth on the economy, so see if you can find reliable data on that.
A...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd March 2011, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By Avesel
Re: Getting started with online business

Congratulations on the sale.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd March 2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 944
Posted By Avesel
Viral Campaign Examples

What are some successful examples of viral marketing online that you have seen?
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th February 2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 548
Posted By Avesel
Re: What Are Good Businesses to Prospect on the Weekends?

Try anything servicing everyday basic needs.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th February 2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 836
Posted By Avesel
Re: What mistakes do newbies make?

Slacking off is the biggest one. I've observed many people (and many former small business owners) who do virtually no work the whole day. It's no wonder that they don't achieve much.
Of course,...
Forum: Mind Warriors 23rd February 2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 745
Posted By Avesel
Re: How Do You Spend Your Time?

Honestly, spend less time making excuses not to work (e.g. I will be more efficient tomorrow, I have plenty of time left...) and do more work.
You'll spend your time well if you do just that (which...
Forum: Mind Warriors 23rd February 2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,834
Posted By Avesel
Re: Procastination is probably major cause of failure- agree?

You probably learned to procrastinate by being in the wrong environment:
Did you go to a school that was too easy (e.g. you needed to study on a short period of time before you got your A+)
Did you...
Forum: Mind Warriors 23rd February 2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,100
Posted By Avesel
Re: Keep You're Goals to you're self

Most people are lazy and will mock at people that want to better themselves. After all, you are indirectly exposing how they are spending their lives poorly.

And if you succeed, they will be...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th February 2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,408
Posted By Avesel
Re: Ways to sell services without calling on people?

Seminars are better than attending networking events as networking events are just too random. All you end up (often) is with a bunch of business cards.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th February 2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,659
Posted By Avesel
Re: Where do you get your articles? How much do you pay?

As said above: if you are putting your name on it, make sure its written with top quality.
The worst thing you can do is put your company name on something that's obviously not written by a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th February 2011, 12:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 908
Posted By Avesel
Re: Article Writing for Offline Businesses?

Do they understand the importance of building a solid reputation online? What type of "language" do they understand and what sounds totally foreign to them?
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th February 2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 698
Posted By Avesel
Re: Writing a book for a local city to market to business owners

Instead of a general book on marketing mistakes, why not be very specific in the names and everything else? Suggest very specific places are that effective for marketing in the city.
Forum: Copywriting 16th February 2011, 03:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By Avesel
Re: Copywriting and Ad Campaigns

I would say so as creating something that people talk about is excellent proof on your good copy writing skills.
Forum: Copywriting 16th February 2011, 03:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,009
Posted By Avesel
Re: Testimonials Decreased Sales by 0.4%

0.4% isn't a big percentage. It might just be randomness at work.
Forum: Mind Warriors 16th February 2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,051
Posted By Avesel
Re: The Most powerful motivation tactic

Interesting concept. I've never seen anyone else do it.
Forum: Mind Warriors 16th February 2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 696
Posted By Avesel
Re: What's your success ritual?

Just get started and work on something productive. It might sound simply but I found the rest often takes care of itself.
And avoid negative, unmotivated people.
Guess that wasn't a direct answer...
Forum: Mind Warriors 16th February 2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 820
Posted By Avesel
Re: Get Rich Quick: Another Perspective

Thanks for the interesting post. Interesting take that "one million dollars isn't even a lot of money".
Then again, if you're thinking, why think small? Why be a little guy?
Forum: Off Topic Forum 16th February 2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,107
Posted By Avesel
Re: Feeling depressed...

You'll feel better if you work on something productive. Trust me.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th February 2011, 02:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 15,936
Posted By Avesel
Re: Need To Make $3000/Month. Fast. Can It Be Done?

You'll need to invest some money to get almost anything virtual off the ground. So be prepared for that.
That being said, the worst thing you can do is think small. Don't think of just surviving,...
Forum: Mind Warriors 13th February 2011, 10:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,367
Posted By Avesel
Re: Failure Secrets

I heard one professor used to request that her class write "failure resumes" as a way to teach people learn from their mistakes.
Forum: Mind Warriors 13th February 2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,481
Posted By Avesel
Re: Opportunity is missed by most people because...

Because most people think small. They lack ambition.
When was the last time you got an A+ in a class that you were only interested in passing?
Forum: Mind Warriors 12th February 2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 699
Posted By Avesel
Re: Habits for succcess

You're best bet if simply to start working and keep at it. It will "snowball": if you don't work and slack, it's easy to continue to do so without yourself even noticing.
I don't use this method as...
Forum: Mind Warriors 12th February 2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 611
Posted By Avesel
Re: Anyone have time to be a mentor?

Why not look at local networking events for business owners? You're not likely to find someone online whom has not seen you before.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th February 2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 752
Posted By Avesel
Re: how to use 150 articles and get sales?

Try a very catchy hook in your signature (in bottom of page). For example, offer to profile selected people on your blog if they follow your link. Many simply can't resist the free publicity.
Also,...
Forum: Mind Warriors 12th February 2011, 11:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 568
Posted By Avesel
Re: Anyone offer any insight on this?

Just get into action. The more you do the more you feel like doing.
Conversely, you can also get into the habit of doing nothing.
Forum: Copywriting 11th February 2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 731
Posted By Avesel
Re: Sales letter advice

Overall, I say it's good (especially include the person's name and not "Dear Sir/Madam").
If you could include some testimonials from customers, then even better.
Also, I would try to highlight...
Forum: Copywriting 11th February 2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,137
Posted By Avesel
Re: How do YOU write?

I usually try to stay off the computer a bit as too much computer drains my creativity.
I also am not picky with the first draft: I find caring too much about initial drafts results in...
Forum: Copywriting 11th February 2011, 07:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 634
Posted By Avesel
Re: How To Network With The Right People?

Are you talking about finding clients? Well, I generally look at what type of objective reviews/praises/press someone has received as well as recommendations from people I trust. That's how I find my...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th February 2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,545
Posted By Avesel
Re: Giving free advice to offline clients

Personally, I tend to remember those whom don't seem to only care about my wallet but also about my well being. And when I do open it, I tend to give money to those people.
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th February 2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,917
Posted By Avesel
Re: How To Market A Local Business Online

Why not try Youtube videos? If it's interesting enough, people will viral them to other people (which are probably other local people).
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th February 2011, 01:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,745
Posted By Avesel
Re: Offline Marketing for Beauty salon

Why not try to convert customers in clusters rather than individually (you can change the numbers/details to what is appropriate):

Create a "membership club": all members get a free expensive...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th February 2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 559
Posted By Avesel
Re: New to Offline

Here's some suggested things to look into:

1) Look at whom your ideal customer really is. Is this person even reachable within your budget?

2) Determine what is so special about your business...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th February 2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By Avesel
Re: Helping Naming An Offline Marketers Software

1) Think words related to your product (e.g. if I was naming a grocery store, I might write down: fruits, meats, strawberries, fish etc)

2) Think of reasons people should choose your product over...
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