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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th September 2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 675
Posted By 1960Texan
Re: Does The Domain MoneyInternetBusiness.com sound to spammy?

Alright, so the consensus is that it sounds spammy, and the hardened Internet marketing veterans won't click on the link to the website. That doesn't really matter. What really matters is (in my...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th August 2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By 1960Texan
Re: Trying to find site to do article syndication

John, in addition to giving great advise you are also one of the more quotable members here on the Warrior Forum!
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st December 2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 20,225
Posted By 1960Texan
Re: How much to charge for making promo videos for businesses?

Charge toward the top end of the going rate. there's an old expression in sales, "perception equals reality." In other words, if you charge on the low end your potential clients may think that...
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd November 2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,809
Posted By 1960Texan
Re: How much should a business be sold if average monthly profit is $50k ?

I agree and have the personal experience to back this opinion up.

Ten years ago my wife and I started a maid service. Within 3 years we had built it up to where we were making 6 figures, after...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st October 2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 932
Posted By 1960Texan
Ron White is Right: "You Can't Fix Stupid"

There are a lot of posts on this forum exclaiming what a great business offline marketing is, and I agree. It's a fantastic business. That said, it isn't as easy as you would think based on the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st October 2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 761
Posted By 1960Texan
Re: Who should own your Google Places listing: You or your client?

This isn't a matter of ownership, it's a matter of trust. Technically, Google owns the listing. That said, if you think you're going to have any longevity in this business by hijacking your client's...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th October 2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,143
Posted By 1960Texan
Attention Video Marketers!

Video marketing is one of the methods many of us use when prospecting new clients. An email with a video showcasing a few examples of what we offliners can do for local businesses can be a powerful...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th October 2011, 12:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,740
Posted By 1960Texan
Re: Reputation Management Pricing

Sue them for what, exactly? Free speech?

Will
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th September 2011, 11:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,140
Posted By 1960Texan
Re: The Reason You Are Not Making Enough Money Is Because Your Traffic & Strategy Sucks

Wow, and thanks for the head-up about the comments section. Lot's of great information in this post and the links you shared.

Will
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th September 2011, 10:29 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,035
Posted By 1960Texan
Re: Article writing pricing...

I'm currently charging .05 per word and feel like I'm practically giving it away.

Will
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st July 2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,250
Posted By 1960Texan
Re: A different Kindle thread - a writer's point of view

As a writer, this makes me happy. It's always angered me to see people using PLR and calling themselves writers. By the same logic I could hang a stethoscope around my neck and call myself a doctor....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd July 2011, 08:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,981
Posted By 1960Texan
Re: Up the Creek Without A Paddle.. What would you do?

EJ,

I feel for you, and I've been there myself a few times. What you need for the next few days is a non-IM solution. If you have a pick-up truck, or a buddy with truck, consider driving through...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th May 2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,241
Posted By 1960Texan
Re: New idea comes from knocking on doors.

There's a lot of great information in this thread:

http://www.warriorforum.com/offline-marketing-discussions/194791-another-offline-marketing-income-stream.html

In fact, you might want to check...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd May 2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,026
Posted By 1960Texan
Re: Obtaining Clients Is Harder Than The Actual Word You Do For Them!

There's the first part of your answer. Now you need to scale it, and there are a couple of obvious ways to do that:



Spend the bulk of your time networking, and outsource the actual tasks that...
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th April 2011, 09:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,253
Posted By 1960Texan
Re: Congrats to the unscrupulous SEO offliners, you're starting kill the business for everyone!

A few points about this particular blanket statement:





You can't have a reputation, solid or otherwise, until you have your first client. Should we just close the gates behind us and not...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th April 2011, 11:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 833
Posted By 1960Texan
Re: How do you close a deal?

Do not offer free! As soon as you do, you've just let the client know that you are not even successful enough at marketing to promote your own business. The way I close a sale is by letting the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th April 2011, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,320
Posted By 1960Texan
Re: Who here is making money selling subscriptions/advertising on a business directory website?

I am. I don't charge very much for the listings on the directory, it's more of an icebreaker into my other services (SEO, web design, etc.). Still, at the end of the month it's nice to have a little...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th April 2011, 11:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,563
Posted By 1960Texan
Re: Review Strategies for Google Places

One strategy I've been using is to have my clients print a QR code on one of the sales documents (receipts, contracts, etc) with instructions to scan the code. Example:

How was your experience at...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th April 2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,698
Posted By 1960Texan
Re: Someone convince me to cold call

Last week I made a list of the used car lots in my neighborhood, also making note of their Google Places ranking and whether or not they had a website. Then I hit the road.

The manager wasn't...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th March 2011, 03:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,766
Posted By 1960Texan
Re: Easy Video Moneymaker

Here's an example of a testimonial video I filmed earlier this week:

YouTube - AMI Services Testimonial - Gourmage of Texas

Will
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th March 2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 816
Posted By 1960Texan
Re: New facts & info why marketing on Youtube is important

Here's a nice little table (http://www.novagreenmedia.com/blog/test-blog/) with some interesting statistics.

Will
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th March 2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 844
Posted By 1960Texan
Consumers Warming to Marketing Emails

A few interesting statistics:

Negative behaviors toward email have declined. Specifically, consumers...


Delete fewer messages without reading: 59% of consumers say they delete most email...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th March 2011, 12:51 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,942
Posted By 1960Texan
Re: FREE Gift That Took Me a LONG Time To make..!

Steve, that's awesome! If someone can't make money using that video they aren't trying.

Will
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th March 2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 830
Posted By 1960Texan
Re: Oh Yeah! Got My First Client, So Don't Be Rude!

Great job! Your experience also falls into the "don't judge a book by its cover" category. You never know what the person you're talking to may have planned for the future.

Will
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th March 2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,766
Posted By 1960Texan
Easy Video Moneymaker

This is one of the easiest ways I've found to make my clients happy, and it keeps me busy and makes me a lot of money.

Video Testimonials


Video testimonials are great for your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th March 2011, 10:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 623
Posted By 1960Texan
Re: Using a- PBS tv Show Name - on Squidoo -how to avoid trouble?

Dano,

I don't believe having the name of the show in the title of your article will be an issue. Look at the entertainment section of any online newspaper and you'll see several examples of this...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 2nd March 2011, 11:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,112
Posted By 1960Texan
Re: The new iPad..

Skype (video conferencing).

Will
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th February 2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,096
Posted By 1960Texan
Lessons Learned From My First WSO

Next time I won't make the following mistakes:


Get over yourself. I've been a forum member for a while, made a few friends, received a couple of thanks, and I thought my standing among my...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th February 2011, 04:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,200
Posted By 1960Texan
Article MArketers: How Many Words Did You Write Today?

My goal for the last several months has been to write at least one 1200 word (minimum) article per day, Monday through Friday. I do this regardless of whatever else I have going on, and I've noticed...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th February 2011, 12:18 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,073
Posted By 1960Texan
Re: What's Your Main Obstacle to Creating Info Products?

As Curtis already mentioned in post #6, "perfectionism." That's definitely been my biggest obstacle, and there's no telling how many products I'd have on the market (not to mention how many novels I...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th February 2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 714
Posted By 1960Texan
Re: offline mag compliment

Your best bet is to find a local printer and negotiate a good rate. I ran an offline mag here in the U.S. several years ago and used printpelican.com, but I doubt their reach extends to Asia. Here...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th February 2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By 1960Texan
Re: It's The Secrets They Don't Tell You That Matter

Sometimes the secret is talent. I've got a friend that looks like he's part fish whenever he's swimming. When I swim I splash around so much that the lifeguard starts to get nervous.

There are...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th February 2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 497
Posted By 1960Texan
Re: Regarding your Lists... is this ok?

Agreed, and it's a shame that so many marketers don't get this. It's so easy to create a separate list for updates, usually at no additional cost to the marketer.

I'm paraphrasing, but someone...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th January 2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,541
Posted By 1960Texan
Re: Am I asking too much from article writers?

Exactly. In other words, anyone expecting to receive unique, well written content for a penny a word needs to either up the price or lower their expectations.

It puzzles me when I see marketers...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st January 2011, 05:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 574
Posted By 1960Texan
Re: The Unasked Questions Answer a Lot

You beat me to it, John. Words matter...they have the power to influence our actions and our lives, and it surprises me that most marketers don't get this. Copywriters get it, at least the good ones...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th January 2011, 12:43 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 9,510
Posted By 1960Texan
Re: The Flood Of Crap-Offers To The Market

Normally I don't make a post this long but after reading through this entire thread I'm feeling a little entitled;)

Aside from feeling badly for the people that get scammed, I LOVE IT when the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd January 2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 949
Posted By 1960Texan
Re: Just about to get started promoting Amazon products have the tools but is this the wrong move ?

There are several warriors making 10K plus per month on Amazon, so it's doable. The question you should ask yourself is, how comfortable are you that Amazon (or any other affiliate program that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th December 2010, 11:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,048
Posted By 1960Texan
Re: What kind of sites did you build with WordPress?

Istvan,

1. Directory sites
2. Review sites
3. Websites for local businesses
4. Personal websites
5. Blogs

By the way, I've also benefited from your various post regarding WordPress. Thanks...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd December 2010, 04:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 842
Posted By 1960Texan
Re: I have a family emergency, need cash quick!!

Take a deep breath and read this thread (http://www.warriorforum.com/main-internet-marketing-discussion-forum/142737-what-do-if-youre-desperate.html).
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd December 2010, 01:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,331
Posted By 1960Texan
Re: Article Marketing Help Needed

Bill,

Alexa has given you some priceless advice. I'm not exaggerating when I say that she's one of the most successful article marketers on this forum. Read the posts that she's linked to and take...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st December 2010, 10:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 877
Posted By 1960Texan
Re: Do Articles That Tell a Story Really Work?

Marx,
Congratulations! What an inspiring story.
Will
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th August 2010, 05:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 802
Posted By 1960Texan
Re: $25.00 Challenge for Best Idea. Telemarketers forum - How to monitize?

Not very creative, but affiliate sales to books on salesmanship would be a no-brainer. You could also offer a coaching program through the site.

The first thing I thought of when you mentioned the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th August 2010, 05:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,155
Posted By 1960Texan
Re: Does Your Work get Stolen?

I'm surprised at how many people still believe in the envelope myth. I'm a songwriter, and remember having this conversation over twenty-five years ago with an older, more experienced writer who...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th August 2010, 11:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 508
Posted By 1960Texan
Re: Need a native English speaker to read 6 pages [SOLVED]

If I hadn't been away from the forum you would have gotten one more reply. As the resident Wordpress expert you've directly and indirectly helped many of us. Thanks!
Will
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th August 2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By 1960Texan
Re: HELP - Need good business lists!!!

Plumbers and dentists need to be licensed by the state, at least in Texas. Google the state licensing board for those professions in your state, you should get an up to date list that way. Also check...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th August 2010, 10:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By 1960Texan
Re: YOU MUST TEST!

There is psychology involved with the way we perceive colors, and the effect different color schemes have on our actions. I think I may have mentioned this a while back somewhere on this forum, but...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd August 2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 781
Posted By 1960Texan
Re: Get A Coach or Roll Up Your Sleeves And Go To Work. Which Is Better In Internet Marketing?

Roll up your sleeves. Coaching may be a good option once you've found your preferred method of Internet marketing, but to get there most of us need a few failures first. You'll often hear people...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th July 2010, 01:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,176
Posted By 1960Texan
Re: Dirty Rotten Secret That Can Double Your Response

That's absolutely the way I feel about it. I just got back from a first meeting with an offline client. At the end of our session I quoted her a price for the 2 hours we spent together. She...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th July 2010, 04:40 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,001
Posted By 1960Texan
Re: How did you find the Warrior Forum?

I was reading a thread by LilBlackDress on one of her blogs where she mentioned the Warrior Forum. Don't know her, never communicated with her, but if she's reading this: Hey, thanks!
Will
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th July 2010, 09:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,317
Posted By 1960Texan
Re: Is This You?

Matt M (http://www.warriorforum.com/members/matt-m.html) posted this bit of wisdom on this thread...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd July 2010, 08:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,325
Posted By 1960Texan
Re: Calling All Veteran, Successful IMers: Please Answer One Vital Question

Give value in everything you do. Here's one example:

If you are article marketing, take the extra time to check your spelling...read the article out loud to make sure that what you've written...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th July 2010, 11:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,278
Posted By 1960Texan
Re: In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void

I have Paula's Amazon affiliate ebook, and it's fantastic! It's exceedingly well-written; I've been an Amazon affiliate for about a year now, and although I pride myself on my research, I've learned...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th July 2010, 08:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,414
Posted By 1960Texan
Re: Offline Marketing To Ostriches... (a.k.a. Mungo)

He's right. Not being new to sales, you've probably heard the old saw, "perception is reality." Mungo doesn't put any value on your service because you're giving it away. Forget Mungo. Start fresh...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th July 2010, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By 1960Texan
Re: Where To Sell A "Real Life" Business?

Do a Google search for "Business Broker Your Town" and the nearest one will show up in the map listing. That's how I found the brokerage in Houston that sold my last offline business for me.
Will
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th July 2010, 09:26 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 5,443
Posted By 1960Texan
Re: Is it okay to "buy" testimonials for a WSO?

That's true in some cases, but not all. Manufacturers of physical products give their stuff away to qualified reviewers all the time. Software, iPhones. laptops, digital cameras, etc. As far as...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th March 2010, 03:07 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,884
Posted By 1960Texan
Re: Could YOU say no to $1million from the Dragons' Den?

I could turn down the million, especially under the circumstances.

Funny how Kevin O'Leary stopped laughing when he heard how much your company had already earned. His arrogance ("No one turns...
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