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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th April 2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,297
Posted By JacobS
Re: Looking for a way to make 50 dollars a day

I've known quite a few people who've used Amazon's Mechanical Turk to earn around $50 a day while they work on growing as a freelancer. I think it's only open to US workers though.
Forum: Warrior Forum News 5th October 2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 52,911
Posted By JacobS
Re: Warrior Payments now has Sales Funnels with OTO upsells and downsells

This is enough to pique my interest. I've been working on setting up my sales funnel and this could really streamline the process.
Forum: Website Design 5th October 2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By JacobS
Re: How do I configure Jquery Mobile on wordpress

It depends on what you mean by "easier." I haven't seen a plugin that does an adequate job. To properly configure it you'll need an in-depth knowledge of Wordpress development.

If you want to...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 23rd September 2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,054
Posted By JacobS
Re: Mobile Landing Pages ?

I use jQuery Mobile with Themeroller, but Bootstrap is also pretty cool.
Forum: Social Media 12th September 2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,190
Posted By JacobS
Re: Is Fiverr.com good for anything ?

I found a very good wordpress developer on fiverr and I occasionally hire him to do small tasks on themes that I'm developing. He's fast, responsive, and does a great job. I do most of the design and...
Forum: Programming 12th September 2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,175
Posted By JacobS
Re: What forum do you follow for web development

http://www.dreamincode.net/forums/, reddit, and stackoverflow are the three main ones I look at.
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th September 2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,448
Posted By JacobS
Re: Telemarketing script for selling Web solutions - web designs&sites

That script is gold. I was going to post a link to it myself.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th September 2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 869
Posted By JacobS
Re: Anyone Here Go To College Or Have Marketing Degree?

I studied sociology and psychology and I learned more about marketing than most of my friends who majored in it. Then I actually got into marketing as a job and I learned a whole lot more.

I...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 5th September 2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,608
Posted By JacobS
Re: Website Design -- Mobile or Desktop?

I'm not a huge fan of responsive sites. I prefer to go with adaptive designs if at all possible.
Forum: Programming 1st September 2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,145
Posted By JacobS
Re: Should i learn PHP or HTML first?

HTML is a markup language while PHP is a programming language. The two don't really overlap and it doesn't matter which order you learn them. It would take a few hours to learn enough HTML to be able...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 1st September 2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,608
Posted By JacobS
Re: Website Design -- Mobile or Desktop?

I think that mobile-first is the best approach for new websites. I personally find it easier to start with a mobile website and then scale it up to a desktop site, as opposed to starting with a...
Forum: Mind Warriors 27th August 2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,549
Posted By JacobS
Re: How Do You Beat Procrastination?

I use "unscheduling." I schedule recreational activities that I want to do (watching TV, hanging out with friends, taking breaks, eating meals, etc.) and then I try to fill in my massively open day...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th August 2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,014
Posted By JacobS
Re: best software/service to send 200 emails a day?

You could use Mozilla Thunderbird with the Mail Merge add-on (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/mail-merge/).
Forum: Programming 19th August 2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,205
Posted By JacobS
Re: Where to learn wordpress

Team Treehouse (http://teamtreehouse.com/) is a great resource. There's a 14 day free trial available.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th August 2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,679
Posted By JacobS
Re: How do I create a product I know nothing about

I wouldn't sell anything that I didn't know inside and out.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th August 2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 602
Posted By JacobS
Re: How did you deal with Information Overload?

First of all, stick to one project at a time. Read a little bit, then implement it. Read a little bit more, and implement that. I try to break my projects up into smaller tasks and work on that one...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th August 2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,137
Posted By JacobS
Re: Fix spelling mistakes in testimonials?

I completely agree with Will. I would leave the grammar the same but correct spelling mistakes. If I see a bunch of spelling errors on your website then I'm going to be less likely to give you my...
Forum: Mind Warriors 4th August 2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,098
Posted By JacobS
Re: What is one of your best Qualities?

I'm great at listening to people and empathizing with them.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd August 2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 746
Posted By JacobS
Re: How to accept payment and sign contracts for seo services?

In the past, I've signed some contracts via Adobe's Echosign (https://www.echosign.adobe.com/en/home.html).
Forum: Mind Warriors 3rd August 2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,906
Posted By JacobS
Re: Taking action

Once in a while I remind myself that I could be doing anything in the world (working, reading a book, spending time with friends and family -- anything!) but I'm wasting time on facebook or reddit....
Forum: Programming 27th July 2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,608
Posted By JacobS
Re: Is there any editor for PHP?

I just use VIM because it's what I'm used to. It has a learning curve, but I can work faster in VIM than I can in any other text editor or IDE.
Forum: Mobile Marketing 21st July 2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 591
Posted By JacobS
Re: Your greatest challenge in mobile marketing?

Keeping up with trends and trying to stay on the cutting edge.
Forum: Mobile Marketing 3rd July 2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 976
Posted By JacobS
Re: I would like 100% Mobile only website. How can I restrict desktop users?

I've seen a few websites that do things similar to this. They have a splash page for mobile sites that tells them to view the site on a desktop to get the "full experience."
Forum: Website Design 15th June 2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,906
Posted By JacobS
Re: What is the best way to make a website? Using Dreamweaver? Wordpress?

Like others have said, learn the basics of Wordpress, find a good theme, and add the content. If you want to get further along then you can learn HTML, CSS, jQuery, and PHP and use those skills to...
Forum: Programming 28th April 2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,132
Posted By JacobS
Re: How to decode a wordpress theme footer

You don't want to remove the entire footer, just the links? It'll be easier to help if you post the code, but look for something like <a href="url">Link text</a> in the footer.php file.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th April 2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,813
Posted By JacobS
Re: Weebly vs Wordpress

I think that if having a website is a key part of your business, you should learn to build websites from scratch, or hire somebody to do it for you. It doesn't take much time to learn HTML/CSS, and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th April 2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,376
Posted By JacobS
Re: Finding a Mentor

The best thing I ever did was to go work for a startup that had less than 10 employees. The owner was a serial entrepreneur who took me under his wing and taught me so much.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th April 2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 5,295
Posted By JacobS
Re: WSOs Back To $20!

If it were set up like this then I would have probably bought so many more WSO's when I was starting out. I'm in the mobile niche, so most WSO's didn't apply to me and I basically just bought WillR's...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th April 2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,521
Posted By JacobS
Re: How to stop spam without captcha?

It might work better with a real mouse, but I just tried this on my laptop with the trackpad and I thought it was more annoying than a regular captcha. Interesting idea, though.
Forum: Programming 8th April 2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,789
Posted By JacobS
Re: What's The Best Programming Language To Learn for a Beginner

This is what I did. I wanted to develop a software package and I spent two years mastering the skills I needed to complete it.



This is kind of "old school" advice these days, but I still...
Forum: Website Design 8th April 2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,679
Posted By JacobS
Re: Mobile vs Responsive

If my clients don't have a website or they want a new website, I usually set them up with a responsive or adaptive design. If they're happy with their desktop site and just want a mobile site, I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th April 2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 816
Posted By JacobS
Re: Best way to find programmers/designers for Partnership

What college do you attend? I have some ties to the Michigan area, so I'm just curious.

Check out the comp sci department at your university. It's probably filled with talented programmers who...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th April 2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,327
Posted By JacobS
Re: If I want to buy ... Let me buy !

In my first sales job, I blew the doors off the place in my second week. Everybody thought I was some kind of sales prodigy. I hadn't been "properly" trained, didn't know the script very well, didn't...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th April 2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,947
Posted By JacobS
Re: How Many Emails Per Day Are You Guys Sending?

When I was just starting out, I worked for a startup that sold relatively high-demand items in a low-competition niche market. I sent out about 1.5k emails per week and closed enough sales to earn a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th March 2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,048
Posted By JacobS
Re: Responsive vs mobile site

Most of the Fortune 100 companies utilize mobile sites. Personally, I'm partial to adaptive web design.
Forum: Mobile Marketing 30th March 2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 554
Posted By JacobS
Re: Tell me Best software for Email marketing

Depending on what you want to do, Mozilla Thunderbird with the Mail Merge add-on might be better for you.
Forum: Mobile Marketing 11th January 2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 961
Posted By JacobS
Re: How important is creating a (mobile version) of my website?

You give good advice about finding out what percentage of your users are using mobile devices. I will say that, from my perspective, "Mobile is taking over" seems like a pretty valid statement. I...
Forum: Mind Warriors 21st September 2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,020
Posted By JacobS
Re: Is Coffee (Caffeine) good or bad? Any connection to weight gain

Coffee won't cause weight gain, but loading it up with sugar definitely can. A standard cup of black coffee has about 2 calories. A teaspoon of sugar contains about 15 calories, and a tablespoon...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 20th September 2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,113
Posted By JacobS
Re: What template to use?

If you're just getting into this stuff then I always suggest WillR's templates. It comes with great video tutorials and is very newbie-friendly, but it allows you to "get your hands dirty" with...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th August 2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,367
Posted By JacobS
Re: They don't need you

I think this depends on how integral delivery is to your business model. With Dine-In/Take-Out, you probably don't need a website or even a facebook page. If you depend on delivery as a significant...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th August 2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,507
Posted By JacobS
Re: Want A Great Job Tomorrow? Here's How. Really.

I wish somebody had told me this when I was a kid!
Forum: Mobile Marketing 29th August 2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,317
Posted By JacobS
Re: Mobile site VS Responsive site

I'll just echo what others have said. Responsive sites have the potential to look incredibly bad on a mobile phone. I think it's a decent strategy to use a Responsive design for Desktop and Tablet...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th May 2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 832
Posted By JacobS
Re: Poll: How do you read your emails?

I either read them on my Galaxy S3 or on my laptop. The new "Compose" function in gmail really grinds my gears, so I finally configured the Mozilla Thunderbird email client, and I've been using that...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 30th March 2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,373
Posted By JacobS
Re: Difference Between Mobile Site and Responsive Design?

I did this very thing last fall, and I found that of the Fortune 100 companies, 52 of them had mobile-friendly websites. Of those 52 websites, only *SIX* of them used a responsive design. The other...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th March 2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 805
Posted By JacobS
Re: Are Business Plans Vital to your success?

Honestly, your "business plan" is going to change *so much* once you get started and you begin receiving feedback from customers.

I would suggest watching these course lectures at udacity.com:...
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th March 2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 938
Posted By JacobS
Re: Small markets... is it worth it?

In my experience, small markets have a better ROI. They have fewer competitors, and most of their competitors don't have somebody who's good at web design, mobile web design, SEO, etc., so a little...
Forum: Programming 18th March 2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,478
Posted By JacobS
Re: How to send SMS from website

I completely agree. When I was testing out the Mediaburst: Free SMS plugin (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/mediaburst-email-to-sms/) for Wordpress (which uses email to SMS messaging) I found it...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 18th March 2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,022
Posted By JacobS
Re: Having trouble convincing Business Owner's they need to be mobile?

This is an amazing photo. Thanks for sharing it!
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th March 2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,232
Posted By JacobS
Re: Potential client asking for examples of web design..how to handle this?

This is exactly what I did. I went to friends who owned small businesses and offered to design their webpage free of charge. I told them flat-out that I was building my portfolio and that in the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th March 2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 941
Posted By JacobS
Re: To leave a voicemail or not - here is my take on the subject

Like Dan said, it's important to follow up with them, and not just leave the voicemail and leave the ball in their court.

About a month or two ago, I was on the phone with a prospective client...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 12th February 2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,544
Posted By JacobS
Forum: Programming 8th February 2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 575
Posted By JacobS
Re: Alternative to HTML/CSS for large article site?

I've used TikiWiki (http://info.tiki.org/) in the past, and I liked it.
Forum: Mobile Marketing 26th January 2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 775
Posted By JacobS
Re: Google + local listing = no need for mobile site?

You could just as easily say:

"When a consumer lands on a local small biz website from a desktop computer, they are 90%+ looking for one thing: contact info."

So why do you need a website when...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 26th January 2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 856
Posted By JacobS
Re: have updates from main site flow directly to mobile site

You can pull content from a specific Wordpress page using the code found here:

http://www.thewordpressblog.com/phphacks/get-content-from-a-specific-page/

At the beginning of the file you will...
Forum: Programming 28th November 2012, 03:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 850
Posted By JacobS
Re: Which is better resource wise, MySQL or File?

You also have to consider scalability. Rewriting/testing code can end up being a major drain, so depending on whether or not you'll need it to be something that can be scaled up, you might be better...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 28th November 2012, 03:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,843
Posted By JacobS
Re: How are you selling mobile websites?

For those of you who are doing email marketing, it's probably worth noting that responses often don't come in until a few weeks later -- sometimes a few months later. I worked a day job in email...
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