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Forum: Mind Warriors 19th June 2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 851
Posted By Carl Donovan
Re: Flashes of Genius

All the time! If I could get paid for producing ideas I'd be a very wealthy man.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th June 2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,359
Posted By Carl Donovan
Re: Stay at home mom - Need help in starting a blog

Michelle Nightengale hit it on the head. Sure, you should blog about something you have passion for. Sure you should create solid content. But if you don't have a PLAN, you are wasting your energy....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th June 2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 684
Posted By Carl Donovan
Re: How do you research an unknown niche?

Google it.

Find forums, websites, social outlets and dig in. Find the pain points in the market.

You don't need to "jack ideas" but you should certainly know what others are talking about,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th June 2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,547
Posted By Carl Donovan
A Little-Known Secret About Product Creation That Might P!$$ You Off...

It ain't about your product!

Now, before you all break out the flame-throwers, let me explain.

Have you ever been into a Firehouse Subs location? How about Papa Murphy's Pizza? These two...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th June 2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By Carl Donovan
Re: Membership Website Funnel question

It might be a good idea to shoehorn a One Time Offer (OTO) in there to compel immediate action. If they've already registered, it means they have an interest in what you're offering. If you give them...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th June 2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,099
Posted By Carl Donovan
Re: Why on earth would you PM me with this?

Granted, it is a bit brisk, but you might also see it as flattery. This person clearly admires your wisdom and level of influence. (And, no, I didn't send it!)
Forum: Website Design 13th June 2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By Carl Donovan
Re: How does my WebAssertive site look?

Very nice. Homepage seems a bit text-heavy to me. Maybe edit the copy down to 50% of what's there?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th June 2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 668
Posted By Carl Donovan
Re: An Economical Way to Build a Quality Website?

As so many before me have stated, WordPress is an amazingly cheap and accessible way to build a website. As for security concerns, simply install a plugin called WordFence (it's completely free, just...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th June 2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 877
Posted By Carl Donovan
Re: What Would You Do If You Started from Scratch

As someone who has spent four years dabbling in this trade with nothing real to show for it, I'd suggest you get a real education in internet marketing.

I toyed with this game for a long time and...
Forum: Website Design 14th August 2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 552
Posted By Carl Donovan
Re: Cool video thumbnail effect -- anyone know what it is?

Jason,

No need for code. Just install the HTML5 video plugin and set the "video poster" attribute to an image. To accomplish something close to what you want, create an image that is a B&W version...
Forum: Website Design 13th August 2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 552
Posted By Carl Donovan
Re: Cool video thumbnail effect -- anyone know what it is?

Man that site loads slow!

This plugin should get you where you want to go. Only trouble is, you have to self-host the videos. Put up enough of them and you'll be loading at a snail's pace, just...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th November 2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,134
Posted By Carl Donovan
Re: Are you creating REAL value? Create Real Value, Create Real Wealth (aka How I Make All My Money

This is an absolutely BRILLIANT post, Michael. Thank you for setting the long-term wheels in motion.

Carl
Forum: Copywriting 5th July 2011, 11:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,780
Posted By Carl Donovan
Re: Your Wife Is Hot...

I agree with Mr Subtle 100%. The first billboard is clever and only slightly "naughty" but you quickly get the joke.

The second is gratuitous, clumsy and crass.

I think this thread might make...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd June 2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,050
Posted By Carl Donovan
Re: What Would You Do If You Had To Start Over From Scratch?

I'd start right there! I only half mean that as a joke. Seems the lion's share of IM types are men. If those men learn to sell to women, they could make a killing.
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