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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th April 2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 601
Posted By Mike Long
Re: Is This Realistic Thinking?

That's a good point, but I think an experienced marketer has a much better understanding of how to email that much (as you demonstrated in the difference in email volume between your health niche...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th April 2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,199
Posted By Mike Long
Re: heres my problem with internet marketing

Try re-framing your point of view just slightly and you might find your answer.

I struggled with this one too - for years.

You see, I'm not much of a marketer - most of the tactics used in the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th April 2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,148
Posted By Mike Long
Re: This made me laugh. seriously.

And that's why I've had an incredible love/hate relationship with IM in the 14 years I've been involved in it. :rolleyes:

So many people seek out the "quick buck" and don't give a moments thought...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 6th April 2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,870
Posted By Mike Long
Re: The Most Important Thing Your Parents Ever Told You?

My dad always told me "be careful as you go through life and your income increases. If you aren't careful, your lifestyle will tend to expand to equal your new found income, and you'll never save any...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th June 2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,213
Posted By Mike Long
Re: Can you reuse an article after posting it on your blog?

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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th June 2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,213
Posted By Mike Long
Re: Can you reuse an article after posting it on your blog?

The duplicate/syndicated thing is so easy to distinguish as well.

We've all heard of AP and Reuters, right? What are they?

Content syndicators

What do they do?

They create content that is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th June 2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 848
Posted By Mike Long
Re: Can you put the same article onto different blogs?

We're in desperate need of a facepalm emoticon around here...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th June 2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 32,154
Posted By Mike Long
Re: A question for Alexa Smith and MYOB

But this is the way we humans function in a great part of our lives, yes? ;)

I have my wife's word that she loves me. But I have no numerical data to back it up. In the end, that's all I have to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th June 2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 32,154
Posted By Mike Long
Re: A question for Alexa Smith and MYOB

You'll get no argument from me there, which is why I'll generally move on to "social proof" as the next way to vet a particular approach. (Because let's face it, we in IM generally aren't privy to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th June 2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 32,154
Posted By Mike Long
Re: A question for Alexa Smith and MYOB

Holy. Freaking. Cow.

For those who know how to use and apply the information, the post below might be the single most useful post I've ever read here. :eek:

I would have gladly paid hundreds of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th April 2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 568
Posted By Mike Long
Re: Squeeze Page: Work Flow

Test everything you do online.

It's taken me YEARS to get to this mindset, because I truly hate testing, but it's absolutely vital if you ever expect to get anywhere.

I've been involved in IM...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th April 2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,013
Posted By Mike Long
Re: List Building VS Product Creation, which is better?

First things first...

Get the idea of instant profits out of your head.

In fact, get the idea of "making money from your list" out of your head too!

Sounds counter-intuitive, but please...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th April 2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,600
Posted By Mike Long
Re: What the heck happened to this place?

LOL! :p:D

Becky!!

It's good to see another familiar face. Phil Wiley is starting to write again. It's beginning to feel like old home week! :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th April 2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,600
Posted By Mike Long
Re: What the heck happened to this place?

Jeez...they're charging for everything in this place now!! :D
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th April 2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,600
Posted By Mike Long
Re: What the heck happened to this place?

Thanks Richard! It's nice to meet you as well. :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th April 2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,046
Posted By Mike Long
Re: If you need money fast...

OhioWriter,

You simply must get out of the IM niche if you want to start earning better money with more long term clients. They're out there. Here's a few examples:


Freelance Writing Jobs...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th April 2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 958
Posted By Mike Long
Re: Finding long-term people to write for?

I used to fall into this trap all the time (and still do on occasion).

I call it the "why doesn't everyone think like I do" trap. :)

I actually agree with you. I find it crazy that you should...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th April 2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 562
Posted By Mike Long
Re: What is there to lose...

Other highly customizable themes include:

Studiopress
Thesis
Catalyst
iThemes

I personally useStudiopress, but I've heard enough good things about Catalyst lately that it will be the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th April 2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,600
Posted By Mike Long
What the heck happened to this place?

Holy cow....you disappear for two years and look what happens...:eek:

When I last left this place, there was no such thing as Warrior Plus, WSO's were 20 bucks, and the forum seemed to be maturing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th March 2010, 12:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 923
Posted By Mike Long
Re: Giving Up Some Freedom For Money?

And longer term, one of those people will probably prove worthy enough to eventually take on your role when you feel the time is right.

In other words, build your team, find your shining star,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th March 2010, 11:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 822
Posted By Mike Long
Re: What's the One Piece of Advice?

Read. Learn. Do. Fail. Adapt. Do again. Fail. Adjust. Do again. Succeed.

Simple, right? :D

A lot of people in here have it covered. Spend some time in here reading and learning. Very quickly...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th March 2010, 11:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,176
Posted By Mike Long
Re: An IM System that works

If Tim's system seems like too much, let's strip it down even more...

1. Write an ebook in a niche that is both proven to be a money maker, and an area where you have some interest and/or...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th March 2010, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By Mike Long
Re: What type of Product should my internet business promote?

This is why I love that 'Uncovery' resource I linked to above. It helps you find:

1. What you're interested in
2. What you're good at
3. What makes money

...and helps you find the point where...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th March 2010, 03:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,015
Posted By Mike Long
Re: My Success Story and some tips for newbies

That's what on the surface, but dig a little deeper....

His writing services were the foundation. I firmly believe that ability to write is the single most important trait to have in order to be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th March 2010, 03:24 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,411
Posted By Mike Long
Re: ADD/ADHD and Internet Marketing

Diagnosed and confirmed 2 years ago what I'd known internally since I was 6. My ability to focus is almost nil. Counselor who tested me said my scores were the highest she'd seen in 15 years of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th March 2010, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By Mike Long
Re: What type of Product should my internet business promote?

You're getting good advice from the folks above me. I'll add what I can from my own perspective of doing this stuff for the past 11 years...

1. Adsense and affiliate programs put the earning power...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th March 2010, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 679
Posted By Mike Long
Re: eZine and multiple articles on different topics

I agree with Alexa.

I've always been a strong proponent of building your author authority in one niche - no more than two. Otherwise you come off as either:

1. A jack of all trades, master of...
Forum: Mind Warriors 18th March 2010, 01:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,448
Posted By Mike Long
The Importance Of Getting Your Mind Right - Why 98% of all IM'ers FAIL

As Tim Gorman and I have quietly started building our business venture over the past few months, one topic that seemed to come up over and over again was the subject of failure.

We’ve both had our...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th February 2010, 05:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 777
Posted By Mike Long
Re: Post Count equates to Credibility...

65 now. :p

You're right though! But like Dennis said, you can't always know what others will find valuable. Sometimes I obviously guess wrong. ;)

And then there's posts like this, that really...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th February 2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,658
Posted By Mike Long
Re: 2 crimes most warrior members commit

Ken makes a great point here, and it's a huge reason why, at the time I'm posting this, I don't have any sort of sig file. (One may appear here several days after the fact when I eventually create a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th February 2010, 04:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 777
Posted By Mike Long
Re: Post Count equates to Credibility...

Couldn't agree more. As long as I've been doing this, I should have thousands of posts by now.

But I struggle to post much here at all.

Why?

It's a standard I set for myself.

My take is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th February 2010, 01:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 931
Posted By Mike Long
Re: Don't Get Stuck In Writing Mode Only

Hanz....check this out if you're looking for great free audio software...

Audacity: Free Audio Editor and Recorder (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th February 2010, 12:17 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,923
Posted By Mike Long
Re: Why You Shouldn't Quit (And Why I'm Glad I Didn't)

Have to chime in here too...

Tim makes a great point that it's not just newbie's that should be listening to Rod's advice. Even us "grizzled old veterans" can go through highs and lows, experience...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th October 2009, 04:21 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,426
Posted By Mike Long
Re: Internet marketing will be dead soon

One look at history will provide you with your answer.

There was a time when an individual could found an oil company. Try it today.

Look up how many airlines were started up by individuals at...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th August 2009, 08:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 522
Posted By Mike Long
Re: Marketing Madness?...What would you think?

I think someone made themselves a rather expensive mistake. :D
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th August 2009, 08:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 760
Posted By Mike Long
Re: Have you tried Article Marketing?

Like anything else online, the devil is in the details...

You can write hundreds and hundreds of articles, but unless you write compelling headlines that get people to open and read your article,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th July 2009, 02:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,276
Posted By Mike Long
Re: Article creation software: which one, and when to use them?

I am absolutely in love with Unique Article Wizard. It's pretty much all I use in my business.

Here are some of the reasons why....

1. It's slightly more "manual" then the "article spinners" on...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th July 2009, 02:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Posted By Mike Long
Re: Would you give some feedback on my sales page?

Hi Dave,

It's not bad at all. There are a few grammatical things here and there that I see, and I would certainly like to see a little more copy as well.

The text blocks are a little too long....
Forum: Mind Warriors 5th July 2009, 09:26 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 18,399
Posted By Mike Long
Re: Article Marketing Visitor Superiority - Never Fear EZA Changes Again

And to take that to an additional level, don't forget that all of that great content can be recorded and turned into podcasts!

Create a weekly audio magazine in your niche and sell subscriptions....
Forum: Mind Warriors 25th May 2009, 12:24 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 18,399
Posted By Mike Long
Re: Article Marketing Visitor Superiority - Never Fear EZA Changes Again

Dr. Mani, I'm humbled by your kind words. Thank you. :)

You are one of the few people in this industry (along with Tim) that will cause me to drop everything I'm doing and listen to what you have...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th May 2009, 04:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,510
Posted By Mike Long
Re: The Death Of Article Marketing Reports Are Exaggerated But…

Steven,

What you say here is so true.

I tend to be an exceptionally passive writer who overuses adjectives and adverbs to create colorful, but overly descriptive sentences, with too many...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th May 2009, 03:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,510
Posted By Mike Long
Re: The Death Of Article Marketing Reports Are Exaggerated But…

This is in my opinion, the reason why so many article marketers fail.

They close their minds off to the infinite possibilities before they've really begun. :)

While it's absolutely true that...
Forum: Mind Warriors 22nd May 2009, 04:37 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 18,399
Posted By Mike Long
Re: Article Marketing Visitor Superiority - Never Fear EZA Changes Again

Well, at least I've found one benefit to spending 12 hours a day over the last 15 years in front of this computer screen. :D

I've found and followed a few of these folks over the years. Watching...
Forum: Mind Warriors 22nd May 2009, 03:45 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 18,399
Posted By Mike Long
Re: Article Marketing Visitor Superiority - Never Fear EZA Changes Again

I thought I would throw out one more site to give you an idea of the power of long-term focus on ONE single market or niche.

Tim Carter of Ask the Builder is fairly well known in internet...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st May 2009, 05:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,963
Posted By Mike Long
Re: Who do you personally think has the best Article Marketing Info?

Another thanks to Tim, especially for his willingness to include a relative unknown like me in with that group. :)

For my money, what Tim Gorman and Josh Spaulding teach is pure gold. If you want...
Forum: Mind Warriors 21st May 2009, 12:57 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 18,399
Posted By Mike Long
Re: Article Marketing Visitor Superiority - Never Fear EZA Changes Again

Thanks Rod, and Tim, jeez you're embarrassing me! ;)

I don't have the kind of personality that craves the spotlight. For nearly a decade, I've always been happier to quietly do my own thing and...
Forum: Mind Warriors 15th May 2009, 05:37 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 18,399
Posted By Mike Long
Re: Article Marketing Visitor Superiority - Never Fear EZA Changes Again

What a fantastic series Tim! So full of information. Thank you for sharing it freely for everyone to absorb, and use in their marketing approach.

One thing that I believe is continuously...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th April 2009, 10:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,083
Posted By Mike Long
Re: Is Ezinearticles really that important?

I would continue using them, and try to give them what they want.

This is a concept I'm trying to push as far, and as wide as I possibly can.

When Google released their Florida update in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th April 2009, 03:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,419
Posted By Mike Long
Re: Rumours Of My Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated!

What I especially liked about John's post is the deeper explanation of how the list is "evolving" and even spreading out into other areas.

In ever facet of business, either online or off, one...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th March 2009, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By Mike Long
Re: POtential for 1000~ person list

Josh nailed it.

Don't think in term of "how can I monetize this list?"

Shift your focus to, "what is the best way for me to help these people get *exactly* what they want?"

When you begin to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th March 2009, 10:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,189
Posted By Mike Long
Re: My Bum Marketing Journey

Though I know that it's no longer currently in vogue, I'll take the other side of the argument in favor of Adsense - particularly for someone just getting started who has no sales experience and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st January 2009, 01:07 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,864
Posted By Mike Long
Re: My Story And Why You shouldn't Give Up

Ah, but did you see the light switch turn on at the end? He created a product and SOLD it. Not only that, but the buyer wants more!

For most people, something magic happens when they see the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th January 2009, 02:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 683
Posted By Mike Long
Re: ClickBank Basics Questions from a Newbie

I think I've had my nose in Clickbank too much lately, as I know the niche your thinking about just by looking at those numbers. I've been doing some promotion on that one too, without much luck I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th October 2008, 05:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 838
Posted By Mike Long
Re: Need Help in Outsourcing - Am I MISSING something?

My first thought always comes back to the one area most IM'ers seem to completely overlook.

Customer service. :)

If you want to build a business that lasts...if you want people to trust...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th October 2008, 09:53 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,497
Posted By Mike Long
Re: Do you have a business or are you just doing IM?

Some good points have been brought up regarding exactly what constitutes a business, in addition to the very fair (and real) point that some people have no intention or desire to do this full time.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th October 2008, 09:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,497
Posted By Mike Long
Re: Do you have a business or are you just doing IM?

Hi Andy!

Miss seeing you on Phil Wiley's old board. ;)

Whoo boy, can I relate to this one.

I've been at this for a very long time now. I started studying internet marketing as a hobby way...
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