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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd August 2011, 03:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 882
Posted By Michael Truong
Re: $20 BILLION WORTH | Would you buy facebook stocks?...

It wouldn't be a feasible long term investment in my opinion. It's just a matter of time before the next mainstream social networking platform outdoes them.

Facebook does earn decent revenue...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd August 2011, 03:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 678
Posted By Michael Truong
Re: Recording Skype

You could try using Jing (http://www.techsmith.com/jing/) (from TechSmith - they're also the makers of Camtasia)

It's free too. I use it and it's great.

Hope that helps ya.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th August 2011, 08:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,857
Posted By Michael Truong
Re: I AM READY to spend 50 dollars on that one product that will help me make 30 dollars a day

I think your typical sales copy actually conditions people to believe there is a one-click answer to making money online.

In truth, everything we do requires time and effort (and in some cases...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th August 2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,413
Posted By Michael Truong
Re: 20-30 visitors a day to my blog, making ~$2/day with adsense - good or bad?

That's definately a good start :) if you can track what's working and scale it up then you'll send your adsense account soaring.

Good job.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th May 2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 705
Posted By Michael Truong
Re: First products for beginning IM'ers

You can always give out review copies to some friends and use their reviews as testimonials. Doing this will give you credibility through social proof.

Hope this helps :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th May 2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,404
Posted By Michael Truong
Re: Can't make money online - Need some serious help !

You don't need a coach xellero... because you have the methods to make money already.

A couch will not teach you how to apply yourself. You really need to slow down with the information buying and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th May 2011, 12:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By Michael Truong
Re: Ok. Advice Plz. On google rankings...

Use google to find some relevant blogs/websites to your niche.

You can generally leave comments and backlink to your website (use your keywords for this) just make sure you contribute something...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th May 2011, 11:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 775
Posted By Michael Truong
Re: Creating an Autoblog

I made a few autoblogs that did rank ok for their primary keywords but eventually got delisted after the google panda/farmer update.

So take from that what you will :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th May 2011, 11:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By Michael Truong
Re: Ok. Advice Plz. On google rankings...

If you want page 1 from google you just need to develop (quality) relevant and useful content... and start link building to drive traffic and improve your rankings.

Depending on how competitive...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 14th May 2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,298
Posted By Michael Truong
Re: Dropshipping Business Model. What Do You Think?

The dropshipping business model is still very lucrative.

It all comes down to niches and how you market your services. I run a few dropshipping sites and have found some very reliable suppliers. ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th May 2011, 09:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 814
Posted By Michael Truong
Re: Performance based SEO - question on how to price?

I agree with killercopy.

It's going to be much more of a hassle chasing up payments and making sure the client remains honest when the time comes.

I wouldn't do it unless there's money upfront...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th May 2011, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 635
Posted By Michael Truong
Re: Anyone Created A Dating Site/Membership Site?

George has hit the nail on it's head.

The dating niche is rather saturated and is extremely competitive. I would suggest you create a sub-niche that breaks it down into something very specific to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th May 2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 883
Posted By Michael Truong
Re: Best Blogging Platform? (bye-bye Worpress)

Look for some custom wordpress templates (there are others that include cool css styles with them too) just google for it :) they are definately out there.

I think wordpress has one of the best...
Forum: Mind Warriors 14th May 2011, 05:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,168
Posted By Michael Truong
Re: What is recommend for improving speaking ability?

The more times you do something the better you get at it.

I would advise you start with random skyping (speaking with randoms over skype) this will get you to talk more and get you to start...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th May 2011, 04:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,378
Posted By Michael Truong
Re: Does anyone know how to set it so when one makes a purchase they automatically recieve the eBook

There are a few ways to accomplish this.

1) Use paypal's success page (as stated above, paypal doesn't like it when you turn that page into an opt-in page so it's a little less flexible)

2)...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th May 2011, 04:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 575
Posted By Michael Truong
My personal internet marketing framework... *includes 5 free ideas*

Hey guys,


Just thought I'd share with you guys, what internet marketing means for me personally. Maybe you'll get a few inspired ideas that will help you with your marketing campaigns (as well...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th May 2011, 04:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By Michael Truong
Re: Will This Site Work?

I like it Wes :) my suggestion would be to insert more affiliate links in there so when people are interested in the products they find it easy to purchase.

Since you're using Amazon, you can use...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th May 2011, 03:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 875
Posted By Michael Truong
Re: 15 hits a month - $2-$3/day. Am I monetizing properly?

With that much traffic, I would seriously consider flipping the site for a healthy profit :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th May 2011, 10:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 772
Posted By Michael Truong
Re: Flippa Slow Recently?

There's been a flood of new start up sites listed on flipper lately so the supply has far outstripped demand.

Flippa has become very diluted/saturated and sales are starting to fall behind because...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th April 2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 575
Posted By Michael Truong
Re: Can anyone help please

hi there :)

what specifically would you like help with?

perhaps you could elaborate a little... there are plenty of people here that are able to help you.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th April 2010, 04:30 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 10,690
Posted By Michael Truong
Re: You all make it sound so easy - but after more then a year of failure I am about to quit IM!

I failed for 2 years before I started to make it :) I never thought once I would quit... and true to my own word I never did.

You know the old adage... where there is a will there is a way. So...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th April 2010, 05:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,759
Posted By Michael Truong
Re: Slick Method To Drive Huge Traffic Spikes

Very cool method :) you provided useful actionable content that benefits everyone. Awesome job man.

Spotting growing trends is a great way to get in on massive surges of traffic.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th April 2010, 06:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,066
Posted By Michael Truong
Re: Where Can I Find A Great Writer?

Become a great copywriter :) it really isn't that hard at all.

Anyone who tells you that it is - just doesn't know the methods and psychology of what makes copywriting work. There is a special...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th April 2010, 06:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By Michael Truong
Re: Domain age

Age is a definately a factor when it comes to ranking in the SERPs.

You've already got a head start mate. So start developing on those domains ASAP :) the search engines will give you a domain age...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th April 2010, 05:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 838
Posted By Michael Truong
Re: Best tool to check my search engine rankings?

I use Firefox as my internet browser. So if you do the same. I would suggest you check out the Rank Checker plugin by SEObook.

Simple, fast and dead easy to keep track of your rankings for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th April 2010, 05:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,282
Posted By Michael Truong
Re: Free and Open Source Article Generator and Article Submitter

Just make sure that there is enough variance so that it reads unique to all the search engines - this will avoid all duplicate content issues completely.

A great idea posted by the OP was; instead...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th April 2010, 05:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 610
Posted By Michael Truong
Re: AARRGGH I am losing money. need help with PPC

Try out different advertising platforms as well as rotating offers until you find an offer that will convert (with that specific traffic).

Work on a strategy that will bring you a positive return...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th April 2010, 12:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,282
Posted By Michael Truong
Re: Free and Open Source Article Generator and Article Submitter

Well I for one would like to thank the OP for his time and efforts into creating these to provide to us for free... :)

Yes it spins articles. Yes, you could make it completely UNIQUE if you wanted...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th April 2010, 05:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 610
Posted By Michael Truong
Re: AARRGGH I am losing money. need help with PPC

Maybe the landing page simple does not convert?

Also, you should try out different traffic sources.

You need quality, laser-targetted traffic from the right source to convert.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th April 2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,221
Posted By Michael Truong
Re: Should we give people what the WANT or what they NEED?

The reason people buy is if you can satisfy their underlying needs and values.

Of course people will also buy if they want something. It's your job as a marketer to make them want it, and feel...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th April 2010, 04:38 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,892
Posted By Michael Truong
Re: Writing articles for a living

Yes it depends on what niche you choose as to how much you can charge per article, and it's entirely possible to earn a good living by just writing articles for others.

There's quite a few...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th April 2010, 04:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 531
Posted By Michael Truong
Re: Are You Converting Your Stuff For iPad Use?

That's not a bad idea at all :) in fact, it would be extremely effective for products that are also associated with Apple.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th April 2010, 07:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 735
Posted By Michael Truong
Re: How To Build Affiliate Website Easily?

Start off with free templates and modify those :) it's the easiest way to get started building an affiliate website.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th April 2010, 07:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,568
Posted By Michael Truong
Re: PAYPAL - Notification of limited account access RXI034

Wow what a sneaky phishing scam :\ they're getting very sophisticated these days.

I remember once being scammed by a very sneaky email before. The way they baited me was absolutely perfect. They...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th April 2010, 07:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 988
Posted By Michael Truong
Re: I'm selling a physical product, now how do I get traffic?

Forums are your best bet mate :)

Just contact whoever administrates the respective forums for more details on acquiring banner ad placements.

Also buysellads is a good spot for finding good...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th April 2010, 07:13 AM
Replies: 299
Views: 9,244
Posted By Michael Truong
Re: Where do you guys buy your domains from?

I'm a bit namecheap fan myself too :) so they get my +1 vote.

Easy to keep track of all my domains and easy to push to others in case of sales.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th April 2010, 07:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 591
Posted By Michael Truong
Re: Critique my graphics

I agree with cashcow. My initial impressions were that it made me visualize of coconut milk and a biker guy :)

Aim for something a little more credible. You're almost on the right track though. So...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th April 2010, 07:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 447
Posted By Michael Truong
Re: Tracking Clickbank visitors

Have you tried checking out the analytics section?

You will need to know the vendor's ID. The analytics within clickbank are pretty decent. Though they just need to implement the product name as...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th April 2010, 06:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 868
Posted By Michael Truong
Re: Trademark Domain & Amazon

Simply put - just do not do it. Are you in the financial position to face legal litigation?

If the answer is no, then I would steer well clear.
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 9th April 2010, 06:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,390
Posted By Michael Truong
Re: which PDF ebook writer?

Lately I've been using Open Office to create my digital ebooks :) The interface is dead simple to use and it's very intuitive.

Simply create your work and then export to PDF.

It couldn't be any...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th April 2010, 03:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 988
Posted By Michael Truong
Re: I'm selling a physical product, now how do I get traffic?

LOL that made me chuckle :D


But seriously, wherever there is a market there will be someone else out there ready to fulfill the needs of others. Sadly, this rings true for the illegal drug trade...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th April 2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 752
Posted By Michael Truong
Re: What is your favorite list building technique?

Offer some great value to your site visitors (example: a free product) onto a simple to sign up squeeze page.


Badabing :D
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th April 2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By Michael Truong
Re: Website critic

Ouchies - my eyes are bleeding :(


Less is more when it comes to website design. Aim for a minimalistic feel yet something that has web presence and authority.

It's far too crammed up.....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th April 2010, 03:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 988
Posted By Michael Truong
Re: I'm selling a physical product, now how do I get traffic?

For short term traffic : I would recommend PPC or even PPV on this one :)

For long term traffic : SEO / Organic (Also have a good think about your market... who would buy these things from you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th April 2010, 03:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 774
Posted By Michael Truong
Re: Does anyone really buy physical items from your blogs???

For physical items you would do much better creating a branded website (ecommerce) and positioning yourself in the market. Blogs that sell physical products don't have as much credibility as an...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th April 2010, 02:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 746
Posted By Michael Truong
Re: Quick Question... Is $7 too much?

$7 is not too much to ask of anyone - even with an opt-in :)


To maximize the revenue for this idea - I would suggest that you structure it into a recurring income, continuity model (think...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th April 2010, 07:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,864
Posted By Michael Truong
Re: Does anybody here consistently make at least $50 a day. And

Sure thing :) there are many ways to advertise on a website.

I'm sure most will tell you about adsense. But did you know for high traffic websites you can earn much more than adsense by creating...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th April 2010, 07:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,796
Posted By Michael Truong
Re: How to send PDF's after paypal purchase?

You can use a PHP or ASP script to accomplish this as they can offer you the flexibility of time-expiring download links etc. :)

But if you use paypal... then I would suggest just use the success...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th April 2010, 02:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,136
Posted By Michael Truong
Re: Some very clever Product Lauch Advice from a very clever bald man...

Some pretty cool nuggets of info in there.


I'll be using our very own WF blog feature for my own future product launches. I've never bothered with any product launches before... I'll usually...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th April 2010, 01:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 629
Posted By Michael Truong
Re: Outsourcing

Yes outsourcing is an excellent and sound strategy :)


If you're just starting out however, it can get pretty expensive really quickly. Something to keep in mind if you're an absolute beginner...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th April 2010, 01:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 920
Posted By Michael Truong
Re: YouTube, We've Had A Problem...

Fair enough :) but he never stated that it was HIS videos that weren't playing... so I made an (incorrect) assumption that he meant other videos on other websites that people were embedding.

My...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th April 2010, 01:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,864
Posted By Michael Truong
Re: Does anybody here consistently make at least $50 a day. And

Recently, I have managed to create one very profitable website that makes me more than $100 a day in combined advertising revenue.


I have many others that do alright but not nearly as well.

...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th April 2010, 01:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 823
Posted By Michael Truong
Re: The challenge of IM is Killing me!!!!

* Create a free blog.

* Base it around a topic that you find interest in or are passionate about.

* Create content for said blog

* Put advertising on your website to monetize traffic.

*...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th April 2010, 07:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,456
Posted By Michael Truong
Re: Refund: Paypal claim...

It is because of this reason that I choose not to use paypal as my payment processor.

People are able to scam sellers too easily. I suggest you look into another payment processor :)

I'm...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th April 2010, 07:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 920
Posted By Michael Truong
Re: YouTube, We've Had A Problem...

Hi Fabian :)

Consider this scenario for instance.

If you initially had this option selected:

'Yes, external sites may embed and play this video'

... and a while later, decided to unselect...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th April 2010, 07:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,677
Posted By Michael Truong
Re: Arbitrage Tricks. For Websites.

Cool :) Thank you for sharing.


This is a technique that I have not yet come across before.

Although, I am very familiar with website flipping (I flip websites that I create) but never...
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