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Forum: Off Topic Forum 26th January 2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 460
Posted By seriousjake
Re: Conditional Time Travel - Your Choice?

Somewhere through reading my post, you missed the part where this is a joke meant for some light-hearted speculation.

Not a doctorate thesis.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 26th January 2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 460
Posted By seriousjake
Re: Conditional Time Travel - Your Choice?

Exactly, there's a chance that you might wake up in an alternate reality where nothing makes sense if you choose this route.

In which case it would suck. But there's only a chance.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 26th January 2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 460
Posted By seriousjake
Re: Conditional Time Travel - Your Choice?

I don't get how infer this at all.

#1 gives you your youth back with all your current memories and experience. If you see no value in that, we're on completely different pages.

#2 gives you...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 26th January 2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 460
Posted By seriousjake
Re: Conditional Time Travel - Your Choice?

Ah but you can't choose any specifics. These are the ONLY options. It's a gamble either way. The question comes down to which gamble you'd choose.

And whether you'd ever eat beans again. Hyuk,...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 26th January 2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,138
Posted By seriousjake
Re: Valentine's Day coming: What are you up to?

Planning to treat my girl to a week in Peru. Start off with the usual touristy trek to Machu Picchu, explore the amazon rain forest, hike the Colca canyon. One thing we REALLY want to do is fly over...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 26th January 2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 460
Posted By seriousjake
Conditional Time Travel - Your Choice?

You had one too many baked beans for dinner and on leaving the restaurant, you let a thunderous one rip. Windows shatter! Dogs bark! Car alarms wake up the neighborhood!

In its wake, a genie...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 26th January 2013, 05:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 458
Posted By seriousjake
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th January 2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,376
Posted By seriousjake
Re: Have you been homeless and pulled yourself up?

Why would being homeless be a plan?
Forum: Off Topic Forum 25th January 2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 840
Posted By seriousjake
Re: Toast

Sounds like my kinda toast. :D
Forum: Off Topic Forum 25th January 2013, 04:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By seriousjake
Re: Stricken dolphin who 'asked' Hawaii diver for help

Nice, what a surreal video. The manta rays twisting about were simply beautiful.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th January 2013, 03:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 936
Posted By seriousjake
Re: Do you want to try to build a business online or just make money online ?

I think it also depends on your situation at the moment. Those in dire straits would not have the money or time to invest in developing a business model and hence, have to start off with just making...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th January 2013, 03:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 993
Posted By seriousjake
Re: New Youtube Channel about Bodybuilding (Traffic)

Mike Chang spends hundreds of thousands promoting his content on every facet of the internet. The guy is everywhere.

The kind of content he provides can be found on any average channel, the reason...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th January 2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 993
Posted By seriousjake
Re: New Youtube Channel about Bodybuilding (Traffic)

Traffic generation is a pretty big subject on its own. I don't know much but it would be worthwhile to search for youtube traffic methods on the site. There are so many different options I hear...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th January 2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 993
Posted By seriousjake
Re: New Youtube Channel about Bodybuilding (Traffic)

Humor. Humor is enough to make decent content shine. If you're funny, your videos have a higher chance of going viral.

Look at the hodge twins, their content is average at best and now it's...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th January 2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 964
Posted By seriousjake
Re: More tumblr blogs than wordpress?

Well, I do think the blogging trend is shifting over from text to pictures. Facebook, pinterest, tumblr. Even technology makes sharing images far more fun and less time consuming than taking the time...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th January 2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,134
Posted By seriousjake
Re: Not Writer's Block -- it's Writer's Inferiority Complex

You'll have to ignore them until you can arrive at reasonable conclusions. Ones that aren't motivated by fear.

How you get there is by consistent progress, every day. Write and submit, write and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th January 2013, 03:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,221
Posted By seriousjake
Re: Which provider offers single opt-in?

Never had this happen before. Just tested my single opt-in yesterday and there was no notification message sent prior to the first follow up message.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd January 2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,863
Posted By seriousjake
Re: Any wordpress themes with a prominent opt-in box?

Thanks for all the feedback.

Mohsin, I did consider the generate theme but it didn't feel it would fit right for my niche.

Anyway, I settled on the Streamline theme. Learning to customize it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd January 2013, 02:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 238
Posted By seriousjake
Aweber Issue

I've turned off the confirmed opt-in option when I created my list but while testing, I learned the confirmation message is still getting sent. Users will still need to confirm before the follow up...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd January 2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,863
Posted By seriousjake
Re: Any wordpress themes with a prominent opt-in box?

That's very nice. I like the simplicity. It does look quite different from the default MD2.

How much did you pay for the customization?

E: Actually, nevermind. The Thesis framework alone is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd January 2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,863
Posted By seriousjake
Re: Any wordpress themes with a prominent opt-in box?

Well you know, if it ain't broke...



Thanks, I checked it out but the focus of that product is something else entirely. The theme provided isn't a blogging theme so I won't be able to use it....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd January 2013, 12:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,863
Posted By seriousjake
Re: Any wordpress themes with a prominent opt-in box?

Thanks Alex, I checked out his website and he charges a minimum of *cough* $2000 for his projects.

Looking for something a wee bit more affordable like a pre-made template I can just download and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st January 2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,863
Posted By seriousjake
Re: Any wordpress themes with a prominent opt-in box?

That's pretty nice. Might have to consider it if I can't find anything else. Are you aware of any special search terms I could use to look for more themes like this?

Would be nice to have a few...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st January 2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,863
Posted By seriousjake
Re: Any wordpress themes with a prominent opt-in box?

It does look quite perfect doesn't it?
Didn't think to contact her but shooting her a message should be worthwhile. I wouldn't be surprised if it was developed or at the very least, heavily...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st January 2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,863
Posted By seriousjake
Re: Any wordpress themes with a prominent opt-in box?

Yeah, that's pretty much what I have in mind too.
What theme is that?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st January 2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,863
Posted By seriousjake
Any wordpress themes with a prominent opt-in box?

I'm looking for something pretty much exactly like this (free or paid).

==> Amy Porterfield (http://www.amyporterfield.com)

So far I've managed to find just one (the Streamline theme) but it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th January 2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,477
Posted By seriousjake
Re: Article Marketing: Too Much Competition?

Ah, that's clear now. I'm about two thirds done with my website. I'll use this approach to generate ideas when searching for outlets. The newbie in me wants to ask questions that begin with 'How...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th January 2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,477
Posted By seriousjake
Re: Article Marketing: Too Much Competition?

Hmm, I have a question. Say you do find a bridal website that agrees to publish your weight loss article. Now you find another website that likes your article on weight loss for the elderly and so on...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th January 2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 862
Posted By seriousjake
Re: In autoresponders, is it possible to do the following?

If you're talking about avoiding mixing broadcast messages with the email sequence and not pissing off your subscribers, the exact answer to your question can be found here in the link below under...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th January 2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,753
Posted By seriousjake
Re: My experience in trying to hire a VA

That was a really interesting report to read. I think you just added a whole lot of value to the forum so thanks for that!

May I ask what your traffic model on the site you mentioned is?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th January 2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,773
Posted By seriousjake
Re: Am I being scammed?

Sounds like a scam to me. Especially the 'timer' on the offer. They're counting on the urgency of the situation to cloud your judgement.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th January 2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,320
Posted By seriousjake
Re: METHOD: 20,000 hits/mo with Yahoo Answers!

I didn't try any blackhat methods. I was literally just being helpful and adding a link to my squeeze page in the source box. It was in the fitness niche so I was posting around with what I know....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th January 2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,320
Posted By seriousjake
Re: METHOD: 20,000 hits/mo with Yahoo Answers!

Eh, I've tried this. I left very thoughtful and valuable answers with my link in the resource box.

Some idiot reported all of them and got me suspended. Their TOS states that you can't use YA for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th January 2013, 01:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,008
Posted By seriousjake
Re: Writers - how fast do your write an average article?

I manage a 1500 word article in a day. I'm a terribly slow writer at the moment but I'm working on improving the speed at which I can articulate my thoughts to satisfaction. Some times I stare at a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th January 2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,412
Posted By seriousjake
Re: Is Article Marketing Still Effective?

From what I've understood it's fantastic if you're actually committed to the art of writing and not um.. spinning.
Forum: Mind Warriors 5th January 2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By seriousjake
Re: As Realistic as it gets - Money

I tend to stay away from getting in too deep with the positive thinking idea.

However, what you say ties in well with a Tony Robbins interview I watched earlier regarding progress. I do believe...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th January 2013, 06:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 837
Posted By seriousjake
Re: Internet Marketing on 20/20

I couldn't hear anything when the french reporter was on screen.

For the parts I did hear, however, it does suck that the dregs of the IM world get publicized like this. Coupled with the media's...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th January 2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By seriousjake
Re: Will your website pass the "drunk test"?

Interesting research angle.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd January 2013, 12:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,231
Posted By seriousjake
Re: Newbie aims to earn $2000/mo, few questions!

Careful with this. Almost all solos here are for the ineternet marketing niche. If your niche lies outside IM, you'll be hard pressed to find solo ads for it.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd January 2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,879
Posted By seriousjake
Re: Then or Than? Is it the same for you?

What really grinds my nerves these days is the sudden explosion of people using 'of' instead of 'have'.

Eg: "Dude, we should of gone cow-tipping last night."

WHO STARTED THIS.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st January 2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 479
Posted By seriousjake
Re: Looking to Make This a Great Year But...

Sounds like you can't focus. Pick either posting regularly or not and see how it works for some time. It's the only way to test and figure out what'll work for YOUR site. Although I can't imagine how...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st January 2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By seriousjake
Re: Questions regarding article syndication (after much research)

Thanks John, that's the kind of example I was looking for. The continuum concept is a useful way to keep things in perspective.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 1st January 2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 630
Posted By seriousjake
Re: What’s your end-game look like?

Traveling (europe first) with my girlfriend while I maintain my (almost) entirely automated business.

Although that's hardly an end game. More of a pitstop on the way. Past a point, acquiring...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st January 2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By seriousjake
Re: Questions regarding article syndication (after much research)

That actually helped a lot. At this point in my research I need to make quick decisions and close these minutiae before wasting time I could spend on execution. Your perspective helped with exactly...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st January 2013, 12:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By seriousjake
Questions regarding article syndication (after much research)

I spent a whole day reading up on all the article marketing info over here and I'm thinking of investing my efforts into developing it as my primary traffic source. There are a few questions I have...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th December 2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,616
Posted By seriousjake
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th December 2012, 02:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 744
Posted By seriousjake
Re: Yahoo Answers for list building - has anyone had trouble with it?

Thanks for the replies guys, I'll be sure to ease up on this and use YA more strategically as part of my overall traffic generation plan.

Chris and Alexa, to answer your question, my niche is in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th December 2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 515
Posted By seriousjake
Re: Links in a New Window or Not?

Same here. I get annoyed and go "Tch.." if links open in the same window.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th December 2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 751
Posted By seriousjake
Re: What specific skills do you need to be successful in IM?

There was a thread like this a while ago on the one most important skill IMers would need to survive.

Copywriting was a clear winner.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th December 2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 744
Posted By seriousjake
Re: Yahoo Answers for list building - has anyone had trouble with it?

Sadly, that does sound about right. The warnings say my YA account will get blocked if it keeps up.



So I'm beginning to understand lol. I'll probably have to lay off YA until when I decide I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th December 2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 699
Posted By seriousjake
Re: Can An Accountability Partner Jumpstart Your IM Efforts?

That's a great idea. You're lucky to have had a relationship like that to help you grow in this field. I could definitely benefit from a similar relationship.

If anyone is in the fitness market...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th December 2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 744
Posted By seriousjake
Re: Yahoo Answers for list building - has anyone had trouble with it?

You're right, thanks for calling me out on that. There are more options but they require significantly more effort (press releases, youtube, etc). I guess I felt discouraged seeing that my easier...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th December 2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 744
Posted By seriousjake
Re: Yahoo Answers for list building - has anyone had trouble with it?

I did. They say you shouldn't post unrelated links. The content I give away is related to what I post.

If you're not allowed to link to your own site, why is YA recommended over here as a good...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th December 2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 744
Posted By seriousjake
Re: Yahoo Answers for list building - has anyone had trouble with it?

Yeah, kinda sucks. Yet another blow to my traffic generation efforts lol.

If this happens again I'll have to let YA go and come back to it if I decide to make a blog. Hopefully, it's just a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th December 2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 744
Posted By seriousjake
Yahoo Answers for list building - has anyone had trouble with it?

So I spent a large part of the day carefully answering questions on Yahoo just to test it out. I pasted the link to my squeeze page in the source box. It worked pretty well actually, I got 10...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th December 2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 748
Posted By seriousjake
Re: Newbie mistakes in the fitness market - should I start over with a new plan?

That makes sense. Thanks man. I'll give it a go. Already subscribed to a bunch of new websites. I'll spend some time tomorrow scouring google for more and get started with some comments.
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