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Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 3rd November 2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,028
Posted By DebbieB
Re: HOSTGATOR - WARNING - DO NOT USE

As I write this I am in Hostgator Hell.

Exactly as Brad says, I waited 1 hour and 40 minutes for Live Chat to finally get around to chatting with me - and the timer was set at 30 minutes...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 7th October 2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 905
Posted By DebbieB
Any thoughts on Fiverr Factory?

I'm getting some interesting emails about Fiverr Factory.

Has anyone bought it that can give an honest review of the material?

The initial emails didn't mention video gigs, but the later ones...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 14th September 2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,851
Posted By DebbieB
Re: PressPlay Review?

This is being promoted as a direct competitor to LeadPages and I would be interested in knowing to what extent PressPlay does, in fact, have the same or similar functionality.

Can anyone provide...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 20th February 2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 918
Posted By DebbieB
Re: Review of FB Easy

Is the software a white-label version of someone else's? I really want to know that because I want to know if I have access to it already.
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 16th January 2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,780
Posted By DebbieB
Countdown Monkey vs. Timerlay? Reviews of Either One?

Has anyone bought the newly-released Countdown Monkey and can give an initial honest review of it?

Does anyone know how it compares to Timerlay?

Thanks so much.
Forum: Mobile Marketing 24th June 2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,038
Posted By DebbieB
Single Opt-In or Double Opt-In?

We are working on a mobile offering where people will scan QR codes and reach a page where they sign up to our email list and get an on-the-spot deal for doing so.

The QR code will also have a URL...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd June 2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 2,976
Posted By DebbieB
Re: Do you swear/curse in your marketing or content?

Do I swear/curse in my marketing?

Short answer: No

Long answer: Never :)

What I think of others who do very much depends on the context.

Would swearing in your marketing cause me to not...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 22nd June 2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 764
Posted By DebbieB
Re: Is this press release good, opinions needed

If that's your press release then you need a rethink. It's not what would be considered a press release at all.

Your question is hard to answer in any case. Is it good for what? It would depend a...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 21st June 2013, 03:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 409
Posted By DebbieB
Using Right-to-Left Languages in Mobile?

I need to start building mobile squeeze pages and mobile websites in both Hebrew and English.

Does anyone happen to know about or can recommend options for templates which work in both English and...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 25th April 2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,059
Posted By DebbieB
Re: Dr. Ben Adkins

He's smart. He knows his stuff. And more importantly, he walks the walk. He's teaching from his own experience - which is real and leading-edge.

He's innovative, too, and thinks strategically, not...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th March 2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 811
Posted By DebbieB
Which Autoreponder Lets Me Import a CSV File with Single Opt-In?

I have a local small retailer as a client. He collected names, email addresses and their birthday month for his customers and now wants to add this information to an autoresponder service and start...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th March 2012, 01:32 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,257
Posted By DebbieB
Re: What's your day job?

I'm a marketing consultant in the real world. I have been self-employed doing that for the past 18 years or so.

So some of the time I write and implement marketing plans for my clients, both...
Forum: Copywriting 5th March 2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,790
Posted By DebbieB
Re: RIP John Ritz...

I had the pleasure of meeting John when I was in the US three years ago for the summer. I was working about an hour from his home and we agreed to meet up for a brainstorming session.

The only...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd March 2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By DebbieB
Re: Workshop at a Business Expo?

See if you can get a list of the members of this local business group.

Do a bit of background research and see where they're holding with regard to local marketing online.

I'd pick something...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd March 2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 617
Posted By DebbieB
Re: Stop talking about how great your services are. Think about what its like for your clients...

In face-to-face meetings with prospects (and also existing clients) the three most important things you need to do are:

1) ask the right questions
2) listen to the answers and
3) leave your...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd March 2012, 08:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 619
Posted By DebbieB
Re: What results do you contractually agree to with clients?

I don't contractually agree to guarantee anything at all. Never have, never will.

I do have discussions with prospects and clients about their goals and I do put an evaluation loop in place to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd March 2012, 07:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,033
Posted By DebbieB
Re: Getting paid for consultation in advance, at contract signing...

I've been self-employed as a marketing consultant for 18 years so I guess that counts as having a bit of experience.

The first thing I would say is trust your gut. Is this a client that you will...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st March 2012, 04:39 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 12,364
Posted By DebbieB
Re: Warrior Plus New Rules - He Gets 100% access to your business

Can anyone clarify something for me please?

I launched a WSO on W+ yesterday. I later saw the same notice and clicked to allow those permissions. This morning I disallowed them.

How does not...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th February 2012, 03:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 952
Posted By DebbieB
Re: BS E-mail Subject Lines = Instant Unsubscribe

I have very little patience for subject lines which are misleading or in poor taste.

I got one last week which simply said DEATH. And yes, it was all caps.

Instant unsubscribe for that one.
...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 6th February 2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 821
Posted By DebbieB
Looking for the best FB Viral Apps - Your Recommendations?

I'm looking to buy some great Facebook products with the aim of using them to help an innovative physical product go viral on FB and elsewhere in the social media stratosphere.

What would be at...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th December 2011, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By DebbieB
Re: Local Marketing-What to Charge?

Your starting point is what the local market is paying now. There will be a range, which depends on various factors including experience, range of services you offer, the difficulty of any...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th December 2011, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By DebbieB
Re: comments

Jason is absolutely correct. If you don't take care to project a quality site with quality information and comments, you will damage your image.

Your reputation is your most valuable business...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th December 2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By DebbieB
Re: How would you market this?

Website companies are a dime a dozen.

Answer this question before all others:

Why should I do business with YOU? Not anyone else. You.

What's your competitive advantage?

I really...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th December 2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 589
Posted By DebbieB
Re: Wouldn't a local business not want you to help a competitor?

Within a specific area I don't do any marketing for businesses which are close competitors.

I never want to get into any kind of conflict of interest issues.

I don't offer that as as upsell. I...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th December 2011, 05:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,592
Posted By DebbieB
Re: What is the easiest service to sell?

My first reaction is that you are asking the wrong question.

Every business is different. First of all ask what value you can provide.

Everything flows from that. It's not about you. It's about...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th December 2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 607
Posted By DebbieB
Re: what are the best programs and training courses for offline?

The best training is to get a really good understanding of marketing in general.

SEO, mobile etc are just the means to the end.

Understanding the underlying marketing principles is what is...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th December 2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,289
Posted By DebbieB
Re: Need marketing ides for Car Rental business

I would hesitate to give any advice regarding marketing without knowing a lot more about the company.

Who are his competitors?
What is his current business like in terms of clients and bookings?...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th December 2011, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By DebbieB
Re: How to approach US taxes

Absolutely don't rely on the advice you receive here for such an important issue.

You need to speak to an accountant or a tax lawyer who is familiar with your particular situation.


Debbie
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th December 2011, 09:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,002
Posted By DebbieB
Re: 5 Reasons to FIRE offline clients

I have fired clients for bounced checks twice in the past.

In both case they were abjectly apologetic, and one even bought me a gift to prove it.

I let clients go gently. My reputation is...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th December 2011, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By DebbieB
Re: Where to get addresses of offline photo stores?

You can also use local directories other than yellowpages, including directories from professional associations for both photographers and graphic artists.

Debbie
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th December 2011, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By DebbieB
Re: Google Places, Analytics, Adwords on THEIR account or MINE?

I set up everything for clients using their own accounts, to which I have password access.

The way I look at it, these are assets for the client, and as such should belong to them and be in their...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th December 2011, 09:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 610
Posted By DebbieB
Re: Payment options

Honestly, I must be very old fashioned. :)

I get paid by check. It just works the best for me.

Business doesn't need to be complicated. Really.

Debbie
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd December 2011, 01:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 986
Posted By DebbieB
Re: Do people really make any money with Offline marketing?

Don't think about the money first and foremost.

Just like any other business, there is money in providing online services to offline businesses.

But you won't succeed if you think about the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th November 2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 916
Posted By DebbieB
Re: Cold-walking would bring a "web design student" encourage or discourage local business owners?

As a business owner, the first question I'm going to ask is "Why should I use YOU?" Not anyone else. You.

What do you bring to the table that others do not? Figure out the answer to that question...
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th November 2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 459
Posted By DebbieB
Re: Looking To Help On Other "Business Forums"..Ruffle Feathers???

As long as you are looking to help other people, you should be fine.

You can get yourself noticed (in a good way) by adding to posts made by any resident gurus.

Something along the lines of:...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th November 2011, 07:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,225
Posted By DebbieB
Re: I'm confused about autobuildit pricing (no, I'm not an affiliate)...

I loved the look of this, and it certainly is tempting but the deal-breaker for me is that once I host a site there, I can't move it anywhere else.

Stuff happens. Who knows what might happen in a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th November 2011, 04:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 508
Posted By DebbieB
Re: Business question RE: Offline Marketing

This is the kind of question for which you need a definitive answer so I suggest that you either contact your state revenue department, or ask your accountant.

Don't rely on anyone to get you the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th November 2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 589
Posted By DebbieB
Re: Offline business prospect

What I'm about to say might be unpopular, but I feel the need to say it anyway.

If you don't have much experience in business, you really shouldn't be offering your services as an offline...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th November 2011, 11:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,000
Posted By DebbieB
Re: Submitting Reviews for clients

This isn't something that I would recommend for clients.

I guard my own reputation and theirs carefully, and writing manufactured reviews just doesn't fit in with the kind of reputation I want to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th November 2011, 06:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,273
Posted By DebbieB
Re: Best way to close sales

Honestly, I'd think less about the end game and more about providing a real solution for your potential client.

It's not about whether he gives you money up front. Tailor the entire conversation...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th November 2011, 06:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 519
Posted By DebbieB
Re: Need help with my customer

I'd be wary of offering a monthly price to keep him in a particular spot - or even within a range of spots. There is just too much that is out of your direct control to guarantee that.

And if you...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th November 2011, 06:20 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,749
Posted By DebbieB
Re: Offline Bartering: $10,000 Wedding for $400 (Are You Kidding) ?

While certainly not wishing to rain on anyone's parade, there are certain tax filing obligations associated with bartering.

See this from the IRS website Tax Topics - Topic 420 Bartering Income...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th November 2011, 04:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 783
Posted By DebbieB
Re: Online Math Tuition Marketing?

I'll add to what Barbara wrote.

You need to differentiate yourselves. "Anyone who needs help with math" isn't a target market.

Who exactly are you offering help to? How are you offering that...
Forum: Mind Warriors 14th November 2011, 01:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 986
Posted By DebbieB
Re: Can I do this? My 30-Day Challenge

I, too, have been following this thread with interest.

I wanted to make one suggestion.

Change the title of the thread.

"Can I do this?" inserts a question, a seed of doubt.

"I can do...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 28th April 2011, 05:48 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 42,914
Posted By DebbieB
Re: Extreme Niche Empires

Can anyone let me know what the "optional extras" are and how much each of them costs?

Are these extras really helpful/necessary? Are they One-Time-Offers or are they available at the same price...
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st March 2011, 05:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,651
Posted By DebbieB
Re: Walk In or Call?

Am I allowed to say "neither"?

I don't cold-call and I almost never walk in to a business with no notice.

All my clients arrive at my door having been referred by their friends or colleagues.
...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 24th January 2011, 02:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,037
Posted By DebbieB
Re: SiteManPro Membership Script (free)

Ok. So I'm intrigued enough to buy.

I'm not a techie, so if I can get this to work, anyone can. I'll report back and let you all know how I get on. :)

Debbie
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 23rd January 2011, 04:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,037
Posted By DebbieB
Re: SiteManPro Membership Script (free)

Deep,

Thanks for the two replies to my questions. Here are some more, if you don't mind.

I'm not a techie at all, so I want to be sure I understand your system. If I explain what I'm doing,...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 23rd January 2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,037
Posted By DebbieB
Re: SiteManPro Membership Script (free)

Deep,

Thanks for the speedy reply.

Two other questions if I may:

1) If I'm planning to use either streaming videos or downloads stored on S3, do I need another plugin to help protect those...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 23rd January 2011, 03:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,037
Posted By DebbieB
Re: SiteManPro Membership Script (free)

This looks very interesting.

Can you tell me, please, whether it integrates well with Optimize Press?

I'm looking for a solution which will do that in a way that even a non-techie such as I can...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th December 2010, 05:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 798
Posted By DebbieB
Re: PayPal account, which option??

Just for information see...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 11th November 2010, 02:21 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 21,701
Posted By DebbieB
Re: Earn 1K a Day Review From a Long Time Member

I'm another satisfied customer.

No, Wait. Make that thrilled customer.

I've been a member since 2008 and have no intention of ever leaving.

Why?

For one thing, Dennis has forged a real...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th July 2010, 06:34 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,446
Posted By DebbieB
Re: Thoughts and Prayers for Kevin Riley...

I'm adding my condolences to those of everyone here.

Sometimes words just seem so inadequate.

Thinking of you.

Debbie
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th April 2010, 12:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,098
Posted By DebbieB
Re: Cool New Help Desk From Google - It's Free :)

Let me give you some feedback from the point of view of someone who has very recently (i.e. this month) used Incansoft's support system via Gmail.

In short - I loved it. It seemed very...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th December 2009, 12:44 AM
Replies: 529
Views: 38,983
Posted By DebbieB
Re: $50,000 (50 Thousand Dollars) before the Holidays - My Plan

... and a me too from over here.

Debbie
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th December 2009, 02:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 924
Posted By DebbieB
Re: do you care what the system is? or just that it WORKS?

I care very much about the type of system I use.

For me it's not all about the money. In fact, it's not mainly about the money.

It's about being honest, ethical and helpful.

And any system I...
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