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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th July 2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 70
Posted By Declan O Flaherty
Re: Is it better to have a single feature focus sales page vs multi-features focussed sales page?

A message targeting four different people with four different interests is never going to be as powerful as one message targeting one person with one interest.

Membership can be general in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th July 2019, 12:38 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 642
Posted By Declan O Flaherty
Re: Why talking about the 'benefits' may be hurting your sales

I know Jonathan, so have I learned a lot from that stuff. In fact, I spent 2 years in that market teaching people how to better their lives. I left after that because I saw it was a waste of time....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th July 2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 642
Posted By Declan O Flaherty
Re: Why talking about the 'benefits' may be hurting your sales

So this might sound horrible but there is just so much more money to be made selling people ways to feel better about the problems they have rather than solving those problems .
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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th July 2019, 02:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 642
Posted By Declan O Flaherty
Re: Why talking about the 'benefits' may be hurting your sales

...Or it could be a 'good' thing considering we grow from pain and wither from comfort.

Anthony de Mello would say that 'problems' are wonderful. How else can one grow if not out of pain and...
Forum: Social Media 9th July 2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 424
Posted By Declan O Flaherty
Re: The Usefulness of Social Media

I've been telling people on my list for 8 years now that social media is mostly a waste of time. That was around the time I deleted my own FB fan page with over 7000 people. It was useless. And I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th July 2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 248
Posted By Declan O Flaherty
Re: Meditation for Anxiety & Depression - Niche Market Size

First, who said anything about a cash cow?

The product didn't change. The marketing did. So by your logic, you shouldn't create different ad campaigns targeting different people with different...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th July 2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 248
Posted By Declan O Flaherty
Re: Meditation for Anxiety & Depression - Niche Market Size

Good to see you again too, Jason. It's been a while buddy.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th July 2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 642
Posted By Declan O Flaherty
Re: Why talking about the 'benefits' may be hurting your sales

How's things Jeffrey?

Good points, and one's I agree with completely.

As for problems and solutions - I use the word solution to mean a benefit, not just solving the problem itself, but...
Forum: Email Marketing 9th July 2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By Declan O Flaherty
Re: Marketing to a non-buyer email list (6 months old)

Have you thought about re-engaging them with a fine piece of content?

Sorry I haven't been in touch...blah blah blah... let me make it up to you with...great content...blah blah blah...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th July 2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 324
Posted By Declan O Flaherty
Re: How to Make a Replicated Sales Funnel

There are free plugins you could use to create a funnel and then 'export' the pages. Your people would simply install the plugin, for free, and then import the pages to their own WordPress website.
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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th July 2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 237
Posted By Declan O Flaherty
Re: What are some "don'ts" of building your ideal customer profile?

You research. You interview. It's your product though, right? You should have a handle on this already. The product - how to lose weight - doesn't necessarily have to change, just the messaging.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th July 2019, 03:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 642
Posted By Declan O Flaherty
Re: Why talking about the 'benefits' may be hurting your sales

Judging by a lot of the answers above, and people trying to convince themselves that 'solutions' are the way to get attention ahead of 'problems' - a NEW question would be...

Do you think that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th July 2019, 02:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 642
Posted By Declan O Flaherty
Re: Why talking about the 'benefits' may be hurting your sales

The point, which I somehow have to keep driving home: Is that the human brain pays more attention to problems than it does solutions - and if you lead with the problem instead of the benefits more...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th July 2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 642
Posted By Declan O Flaherty
Re: Why talking about the 'benefits' may be hurting your sales

DABK: The title of the thread is fine, and the post... doesn't need to be clarified.

That's ridiculous.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th July 2019, 01:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 642
Posted By Declan O Flaherty
Re: Why talking about the 'benefits' may be hurting your sales

Good for you Marcia.

Your prospects are more motivated to wake up to more sales. Wow. They must be so lucky someone out there understands them

I bet no one understands them more than you do,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th July 2019, 01:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 642
Posted By Declan O Flaherty
Re: Why talking about the 'benefits' may be hurting your sales

I'm afraid I am NOT missing my own context. Not talking about problems IS costing sales. That's an inevitability. What I didn't say, is that it will ALWAYS cost you sales.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th July 2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 642
Posted By Declan O Flaherty
Re: Why talking about the 'benefits' may be hurting your sales

I'll address the last few posts:

It's funny to me how many people take everything either in black, or white. It's like they forget there are no one-sided coins.

1) The context of my first post...
Forum: Email Marketing 6th July 2019, 04:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 546
Posted By Declan O Flaherty
Re: How to start sending affiliate offers to my email list?

Have you considered creating your own information products related to the physical products they have bought?

Does that scan?

Can a digital product showing your customers how to get the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th July 2019, 04:02 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 642
Posted By Declan O Flaherty
Re: Why talking about the 'benefits' may be hurting your sales

Quite right, Odahh - even better, as you say, is to solve an 'urgent' problem.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th July 2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 642
Posted By Declan O Flaherty
Re: Problems, differences and the unusual.

That's a good point Gordon.

Being 'different' is so important these days if we want to get attention - and as you quite rightly pointed out - 'different' and 'unusual' are noticed by the brain...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th July 2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 642
Posted By Declan O Flaherty
Re: Why talking about the 'benefits' may be hurting your sales

Political = Problems

Same difference mate.

Just so we're on the same page: I wasn't 'trying' to say anything - I said categorically that problems get more attention than solutions, because...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th July 2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 642
Posted By Declan O Flaherty
Re: Why talking about the 'benefits' may be hurting your sales

Is that why you're linking to a cheap JVzoo system and using a 'blind' squeeze page to build your list?


Pretty sure your audience are opp seekers Adrianne :eek:
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th July 2019, 04:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 529
Posted By Declan O Flaherty
Re: Surely Fake Scarcity Has Had Its Day? Message to all big name gurus

Yeah, you see a lot of that nonsense from JVzoo sellers, Janice.


I wouldn't trust those guys as far as I could kick them.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th July 2019, 04:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 529
Posted By Declan O Flaherty
Re: Surely Fake Scarcity Has Had Its Day? Message to all big name gurus

Reading all the answers here it seems there's a mix up about what you mean by 'fake' scarcity.

Do you mean 'fake' in that they say the product is only available for a limited time, but when the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd July 2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 642
Posted By Declan O Flaherty
Re: Why talking about the 'benefits' may be hurting your sales

Am I in a marketing forum here, or on seasame street :D

If a man believes his wife is going to leave him, then THAT is the most important conversation going on in his head.

It would be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd July 2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 642
Posted By Declan O Flaherty
Re: Why talking about the 'benefits' may be hurting your sales

All dreams start with a nightmare.

And you’re wrong when you say that it’s the dream that motivates them.

Nobody is motivated by a dream unless the dream is a better alternative to their...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd July 2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 642
Posted By Declan O Flaherty
Re: Why talking about the 'benefits' may be hurting your sales

Good for you Adrianne.

When attracting opportunity seekers, I would always lead with a promise of easy money too.

It’s far easier to sell ‘free money’ to ANYONE, because we ALL want free...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd July 2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 642
Posted By Declan O Flaherty
Re: Why talking about the 'benefits' may be hurting your sales

They sure do my friend - and we must get their attention first.
Forum: Warrior Special Offers 1st July 2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 150
Posted By Declan O Flaherty
"This is Fantastic Content - After I Personalize These My Subscribers Will Freakin' LOVE ME"!

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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th June 2019, 12:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 95
Posted By Declan O Flaherty
Re: You think just to make sales ? You fail

Good points.

Here's the deal: If I have a headache, I don't need to be buttered up first before you offer me the pill. My head needs attention right now. No need to educate me or give me '10...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th June 2019, 11:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 642
Posted By Declan O Flaherty
Re: Why talking about the 'benefits' may be hurting your sales

Yep, I agree with that Steve.



Even though I aim to start with the problem, in some cases it makes sense to start out with the benefits.


The problem I see with most marketers headlines,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th June 2019, 05:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 642
Posted By Declan O Flaherty
Why talking about the 'benefits' may be hurting your sales

What would happen if the news was filled with with fluffy, positive, feel-good stories?

How long before people stopped watching?

The people behind the news, know that “fluffy” stories don’t get...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd June 2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 621
Posted By Declan O Flaherty
Re: One website or multiple

I have had dozens of domains. Which meant I had to send people to dozens of different sites to find out about the dozens of products I was selling. Soon enough I had dozens of blogs - dozens of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st June 2019, 12:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 149
Posted By Declan O Flaherty
Re: Help With Call To Action

Put the CTA that most relates to the post they just read. What's the 'natural' next step after reading your content?


You know what they say: Given too many choices, most people won't bother.
Forum: Beginners Area 20th June 2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 416
Posted By Declan O Flaherty
Re: Best practices for writing quality blogs

Only one important question you need to answer:

What makes YOUR blog different?
Forum: Mind Warriors 19th June 2019, 04:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 142
Posted By Declan O Flaherty
Re: the psychological effect of trusted brands....

Funny how you are talking about 'brand' (trust) while also talking about deception.

Is your avatar an image of yourself?


Unbelievable!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th June 2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 679
Posted By Declan O Flaherty
Re: How do you decide if a problem in a niche has enough people with it to go for it?

Go out into the REAL world and find just ONE person who has been on a few diets they didn't stick to, and interview them over Coffee.

Keep asking them questions until you get the usual...
Forum: Email Marketing 18th June 2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 280
Posted By Declan O Flaherty
Re: Best way to build a Lead Generation Site/Page?

There are a couple of options here:

1) You can use a plugin on a wordpress website with a simple theme.
Beaver Builder is a good free option. With a little messing around with it you can create...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th June 2019, 05:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 237
Posted By Declan O Flaherty
Re: What are some "don'ts" of building your ideal customer profile?

Don't be vague about who they are.

Make it a real person. Someone you know inside out. Someone who you can interview to uncover problems they experience on an emotional level.

If you create an...
Forum: Beginners Area 17th June 2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 176
Posted By Declan O Flaherty
Re: Question for fellow Warriors.

Do you know who you are targeting?

Do you know their biggest problem?

Can you solve it in a unique way (different)?

I don't know how ANYONE on here can give you advice on where your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th June 2019, 02:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 155
Posted By Declan O Flaherty
Re: Delivery Method for Info

Do you want people who download paid stuff for free on forums, as customers?

No. You don't.

So what have you lost, really?

Loss of income? For a weightloss product with great information?
...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 12th June 2019, 05:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 164
Posted By Declan O Flaherty
Re: Any experience with uniquetraffic.org?

Don't waste your money.

If they were able to flood a website with traffic, they would create a better one for themselves and send the traffic there.

But they don't, because 1) The traffic...
Forum: Warrior Special Offers 7th June 2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 243
Posted By Declan O Flaherty
[Full PLR - NO OPTIN REQUIRED] Grab this Now Before the Rest Get It. It Really is FREE...

Howdy,

I know, I get it, no one gives away a high quality funnel complete with BRAND NEW lead magnets, with PLR attached, for free... unless there's something fishy going on, right?

Well,...
Forum: Warrior Special Offers 2nd June 2019, 04:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 177
Posted By Declan O Flaherty
You Know What to Do - But You're Doing it WRONG!

I'll keep this brief.

You don't have to sign up or jump through any hoops.

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If...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th May 2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 215
Posted By Declan O Flaherty
Re: How are these cool blog post graphics done?

You could do that in PowerPoint.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd May 2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 76
Posted By Declan O Flaherty
Re: Maybe the ONLY markteting or copy formula one needs.

That's a good point, Gordon.



I doubt there would be many of the "after they've crossed to greener pastures" testimonials, eh?


Have a good one mate.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd May 2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 76
Posted By Declan O Flaherty
Re: Your Product Might be an Obstacle, not a Solution

Absolutely. The best testimonials are the ones where you ask your customer what they thought before they purchased; their concerns. And then to ask them to tell you what they discovered after they...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st May 2019, 05:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 387
Posted By Declan O Flaherty
Re: An idea for a blog - How Not to Make Money

Not me Daniel, but there will be others I'm sure :P
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st May 2019, 02:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 387
Posted By Declan O Flaherty
Re: An idea for a blog - How Not to Make Money

It's staggering how many of these commenters don't get it.

First, people are MORE interested in 'problems' than they are solutions. Go look at the news for goodness sake to know this is true.
...
Forum: Warrior Special Offers 20th May 2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 213
Posted By Declan O Flaherty
This Unique PLR Package Will Be Gone in a Few Hours...

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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th May 2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 76
Posted By Declan O Flaherty
Your Product Might be an Obstacle, not a Solution

How many books, reports, training courses have you followed through with, to completion?

Were those products solutions to your problems, or were they just another obstacle to the solution you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th May 2019, 05:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 236
Posted By Declan O Flaherty
Re: How to increase sell on Jvzoo ?

The REAL question is: How are you getting 3000 visitors to an affiliate offer on JVzoo, from Google ads, for $100?

You seem to be better than me at this whole 'marketing' shtick, even though I've...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th May 2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 405
Posted By Declan O Flaherty
Re: Tip to increase Sales Online

Good point.

It's important to go in with the mindset that you are ALWAYS getting a result.

Some people, maybe more, think a 'result' is when you make a sale or get a sign up, when in fact,...
Forum: Warrior Forum Help 10th May 2019, 12:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 87
Posted By Declan O Flaherty
Re: Please review my WSO

Thanks Mark.

All is fine now. It has been approved and is up.


Appreciate everyone taking a look at it for me.


- Declan
Forum: Warrior Forum Help 9th May 2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 87
Posted By Declan O Flaherty
Re: Please review my WSO

Cheers guys.


I got no warning or message to say there was anything wrong.


Thanks for looking at it for me.
Forum: Warrior Forum Help 9th May 2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 87
Posted By Declan O Flaherty
Re: Please review my WSO

It works fine for me mate.
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