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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th November 2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,406
Posted By Joseph Ratliff
Re: Why Work From Home Instead Of A Day Job?

Yeah, whoever made up the "8 hours a day" being "full-time" rule needs to be shot. :)

It's not only the employer that loses by forcing a 40-hour/or more week...it's the employee as well, because...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th November 2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,406
Posted By Joseph Ratliff
Re: Why Work From Home Instead Of A Day Job?

To me, I work from home so I can work when I want to work (although I rarely think I'm working). IMO, it's a myth that most people actually work 8 hours a day, 5 days a week (or more)...meaning...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th October 2011, 10:53 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,645
Posted By Joseph Ratliff
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th October 2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,430
Posted By Joseph Ratliff
Re: is being an internet marketer a waste of time

Now that's what I'm talkin' about ! :)

I'm watching a storm roll through right now from my home office, so yeah, it's "sufficient" for me. ;)
Forum: Copywriting 26th October 2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,163
Posted By Joseph Ratliff
Re: What's The Best Sales Letter You've Ever Read?

Gary Bencivenga's "100 Seminar DVD" letter... not only written to sell but you also learn something while reading it:

Bencivenga 100 Seminar (http://marketingbullets.com/b100dvd.htm)
Forum: Mind Warriors 30th July 2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,981
Posted By Joseph Ratliff
Re: A Warrior Cry: Open Letter To Future Leaders

I read this because Dr. Mani shared it with me... and I have to say WOW...

Nicely done Roy, this could be called The Warrior Manifesto. Good stuff.
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th May 2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,622
Posted By Joseph Ratliff
Re: List of Offline Businesses To Contact

In some cases, you don't have to purchase the list at all...my public library subscribes to ReferenceUSA...and I get access to their subscription with all of the "qualifiers" and can build a list to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th May 2011, 02:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,903
Posted By Joseph Ratliff
Re: What is the best offline consulting WSO? (answer only if you made money)

Here is the best WSO on offline marketing IMO, well said Andrew:
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th April 2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 14,596
Posted By Joseph Ratliff
Re: RIP: Bev Clement

R.I.P. Bev, you will be missed (thank you for the encouragement over the years).

My condolences to Rob, I'm very sorry for your loss. :(
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th February 2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,339
Posted By Joseph Ratliff
Re: Tip Of The Day: Get A PO Box... (Here's Why)

Kevin lives in Hamsterville, Japan in case anyone's interested :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th January 2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,434
Posted By Joseph Ratliff
Re: New Canadian anti-spam law

Nuff said right there, thanks for pointing this one out Paul. :)
Forum: Mind Warriors 27th January 2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,437
Posted By Joseph Ratliff
Re: Whatever Happened to...

This post should be framed. Nicely done Bill.

To answer the question in your headline...

<BEGIN Sarcasm>

Why take any personal responsibility? I'm sure someone will certainly take...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 29th December 2010, 04:33 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 15,801
Posted By Joseph Ratliff
Re: URGENT: Matt Cutts is Rumored to be Talking About a New Google Penalty...

This is an epic post...period.

Marketing psychology working on a marketing forum...love it.

I didn't know your last name was Stern, Bill :D (kidding)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th December 2010, 04:28 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,177
Posted By Joseph Ratliff
Re: You're not making money, cuz you're not trying!

Well said...

If you're "trying" to make bacon with biscuit mix, you aren't gonna end up taking home the bacon. :D
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th November 2010, 05:33 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,610
Posted By Joseph Ratliff
Re: Sometimes I Just Want To Smack You!

This right here...this has had such a ripple effect on the rest of my life (outside of my business) it's not even funny.

Excellent topic Willie.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th November 2010, 02:17 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,364
Posted By Joseph Ratliff
Re: Why Twitter is a waste of time....

I still have yet to see where anyone was seriously planning and focusing their use of Twitter (properly), then saying it was a waste of time.

It's a social tool, which tells me I would need to be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th October 2010, 11:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 903
Posted By Joseph Ratliff
Re: New Trend 100% Transparency

And I want that dang KFC recipe... ALL 11 herbs and spices... :D

I agree, transparency is a good thing...but how much of a "good thing" do we really want? More isn't always better.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th October 2010, 11:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,396
Posted By Joseph Ratliff
Re: hostgator, nexus, and taxes

Interesting...it's like equating a piece of data to a physical brick IMO? My website is in Texas because the data is stored there (it isn't, I'm not hosted with Hostgator, but...)?

Hmmm... or am...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th October 2010, 03:10 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 13,450
Posted By Joseph Ratliff
Re: Bev Clement Health Update

O...M.......G....

I'm in on the donation (I've donated). Bev, you're an inspiration...and I wish you and Rob the best, you're in my family's prayers.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th October 2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,598
Posted By Joseph Ratliff
Re: Anyone got the cure to magic bullet syndrome?

I think it's human nature to want to seek out the shortest or easiest way to do things. But to combat that, I recommend you try to build momentum on a project (one of your own) that overcomes the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st October 2010, 09:52 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,761
Posted By Joseph Ratliff
Re: No Criticism of Gurus allowed?

Ummm...ok, so you walk into someone else's house...with a little mud on your shoes...and track this all over the carpet?

We've already had that mud on the carpet here (do a search).

Why not...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th September 2010, 08:42 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,499
Posted By Joseph Ratliff
Re: Why I Don't Read Paul Myers' Sales Letters Any More...

It's funny you say that Becky...

In an age where it's "hard" to get an email reply from some people...I decided to shoot Paul an email after I discovered one of his order buttons didn't work in a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd September 2010, 03:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,499
Posted By Joseph Ratliff
Re: Why I Don't Read Paul Myers' Sales Letters Any More...

Go figure, all that is missing and Paul still has buyers?

Also, his product isn't called "Day Job Nuclear Reaction" or "Email Ninja Assassination Declaration" or anything either? I just can't...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd September 2010, 12:47 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,499
Posted By Joseph Ratliff
Re: Why I Don't Read Paul Myers' Sales Letters Any More...

Received Paul's email...clicked link, went to sales page...scanned it to see what was "inside" the package offered...clicked order button.

Time to completion: less than 10 minutes.

Why?

Not...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st September 2010, 07:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 628
Posted By Joseph Ratliff
Re: Lists Worth Being On

Real Business Opportunities, Income Opportunities & Home Based Businesses (http://www.businesslyceum.com)
Business Lyceum by Jim Straw

http://www.michelfortin.com
Michel Fortin's email list
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th September 2010, 06:23 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,608
Posted By Joseph Ratliff
Re: What's thhe best marketing book you have ever read?

The Cluetrain Manifesto (10th Anniversary Edition) by 4 authors

the cluetrain manifesto (http://www.cluetrain.com)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th September 2010, 04:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 660
Posted By Joseph Ratliff
Re: A Helpful Email Marketing Tip...

ROFLMAO (now I gotta get out my static wipes for the monitor, thanks John :D )
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th September 2010, 04:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 660
Posted By Joseph Ratliff
Re: A Helpful Email Marketing Tip...

I totally agree. :)



Bravo...great addition John. This thread is becoming...super-bait (sorry, had to use the fish pun :D ).
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th September 2010, 04:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 660
Posted By Joseph Ratliff
Re: A Helpful Email Marketing Tip...

Until they change their Settings, and choose the Priority Inbox as the default view. ;)

This certainly wasn't one of those tips that will change the online business world for people...but in an...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th September 2010, 07:05 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,518
Posted By Joseph Ratliff
Re: Could this be a good reason not to use crappy spinners?

ROFLMAO...and...

G....R.....O..................S................S
(barf)

It's like a page out of Animal House the movie ('cept with Hamsters?)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th September 2010, 12:19 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,566
Posted By Joseph Ratliff
Re: Wanna buy the Internet? - (Check this out...)

This follows the "buy real estate on Mars" concept.

The idea is so inherently viral, that people would buy in just to be able to say "I have shares of the Internet"...then even possibly compete to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th September 2010, 04:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 660
Posted By Joseph Ratliff
A Helpful Email Marketing Tip...

I'll get straight to the point, Google has recently released an added feature for Gmail called "Priority Inbox".

It basically allows the user to determine which emails get a special little "mark",...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th September 2010, 08:12 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 8,952
Posted By Joseph Ratliff
Re: $10K/mo is possible!

Hats off to you Joe, congratulations. Feels good duddn' it?
Forum: Copywriting 5th September 2010, 09:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,963
Posted By Joseph Ratliff
Re: Why I Am The Best Copywriter Alive (I'm Even Better Than The Ones Who Are Dead)!

This site had some of them at one time (I haven't visited recently) :

http://www.hardtofindads.com/home
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd September 2010, 11:47 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 16,439
Posted By Joseph Ratliff
Re: Is "Affiliate Marketing" a Sustainable Business?

So it seems AM (affiliate marketing) IS sustainable...

...but perhaps not the business of choice IF you want to run a business that has room for maximum sustainability.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd September 2010, 11:33 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 16,439
Posted By Joseph Ratliff
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd September 2010, 11:23 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 16,439
Posted By Joseph Ratliff
Re: Is "Affiliate Marketing" a Sustainable Business?

Affiliate...

Product or service provided: traffic

Fee: Percentage of sales generated based on the vendor's ability to convert the traffic delivered by the affiliate

CPA marketing (another...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd September 2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 16,439
Posted By Joseph Ratliff
Re: Is "Affiliate Marketing" a Sustainable Business?

And...so long as someone sustains the business (doesn't have to be the original affiliate in an LLC, much like the plumber), by doing the main business task of generating traffic for the customer...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd September 2010, 10:27 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 16,439
Posted By Joseph Ratliff
Re: Is "Affiliate Marketing" a Sustainable Business?

So what you're saying is affiliate marketers don't pay business taxes? Don't have business expenses? Don't have to market their offers for vendors like a business?

And as long as they sustain...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd September 2010, 10:14 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 16,439
Posted By Joseph Ratliff
Re: Is "Affiliate Marketing" a Sustainable Business?

Ok, so Warrior Michael Hiles and I have been discussing this on Skype...and he and I agreed that posting our discussion might add value to this thread (203 comments later)...

[8:40:41 AM] Joseph...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd September 2010, 08:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By Joseph Ratliff
Re: Internet Marketers are leaving money on the table

That would be the one...good stuff. :)
Forum: Off Topic Forum 31st August 2010, 09:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,483
Posted By Joseph Ratliff
Re: LOL...OMG! Don't Do This if you value your WF Membership... ;)

Hold...the...Mayo... "Play me off Johnny (piano playing in the background)"... sheesh :D
Forum: Copywriting 31st August 2010, 05:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,963
Posted By Joseph Ratliff
Re: Why I Am The Best Copywriter Alive (I'm Even Better Than The Ones Who Are Dead)!

Just the online "cover letter" at The Gary Halbert Letter (http://thegaryhalbertletter.com) alone provides a lesson in and of itself (I love the line "I have no idea how you got to this website.").
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st August 2010, 10:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By Joseph Ratliff
Re: Internet Marketers are leaving money on the table

Another Warrior, Paul Hancox, has a great report on pricing your products...with a section on the "legend of ending in 7" or something... I believe it's called The Pricing Report. Good stuff.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st August 2010, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 716
Posted By Joseph Ratliff
Re: Transparency & Exposure Online In Today's World

In the physical world, you can see face to face (or hear over the phone) if a customer is just "pissed", knowing full well that whatever comes out of their mouth is most likely a rant, vent, etc...
...
Forum: Copywriting 31st August 2010, 10:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,963
Posted By Joseph Ratliff
Re: Why I Am The Best Copywriter Alive (I'm Even Better Than The Ones Who Are Dead)!

I remember that story (from John's blog I think).

begin short, butchered version/

Where someone was invited over to Gary's house (can't remember who), John was there, and Gary started his...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th August 2010, 03:41 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,245
Posted By Joseph Ratliff
Re: WARNING: Traffic Travis sends YOUR data to THEIR affiliate companies

Says.It.All.

Caliban sums it up right here. Plus, there are plenty of keywords to go around...AND...

Ummm... you can decide to use another program? But I'm willing to bet their TOS says the...
Forum: Copywriting 30th August 2010, 01:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,963
Posted By Joseph Ratliff
Re: Why I Am The Best Copywriter Alive (I'm Even Better Than The Ones Who Are Dead)!

Ahhh the issue that made it clear the offer is more important than the copy itself (to me anyhow)...a great read.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th August 2010, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 513
Posted By Joseph Ratliff
Re: Whats The Best Affiliate Only Forum?

+1 for ABestWeb

and 5-Star Affiliate forums.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th August 2010, 11:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 799
Posted By Joseph Ratliff
Re: Are YOU Prepared For A Computer Emergency?

LOL, truer words were never spoken in this context Shaun.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th August 2010, 12:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 799
Posted By Joseph Ratliff
Re: Are YOU Prepared For A Computer Emergency?

After my first B.S.O.D. (Blue Screen Of Death)...I thought "Nah, won't happen to me again."...

After my second B.S.O.D. ... I got a back up hard drive and started backing up every month at...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th August 2010, 12:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,214
Posted By Joseph Ratliff
Re: Every Marketer MUST Understand This Principle Without Fail...

And then...there is the believability factor that comes with pricing your services so low...because people also tend to associate low dollars with "cheaper" quality (not in every situation, but...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th August 2010, 03:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,115
Posted By Joseph Ratliff
Re: Can Anyone Recommend A WP Theme?

Standard Wordpress Theme:

Standard WordPress Theme|A WordPress Theme Based on Industry Standards and Best Practices. (http://www.standardtheme.com)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th August 2010, 07:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,840
Posted By Joseph Ratliff
Re: Ok so you hate watching videos - what would make you want to watch them?

My video watching criteria...

Video must have controls, if it's a pitch...put some text below so I can read bullets and the offer, if it's content...then keep it on point, if it's GOOD...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th August 2010, 05:58 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,518
Posted By Joseph Ratliff
Re: Could this be a good reason not to use crappy spinners?

Oh no, nononononnononoooooooo! I've been traumatized forever Kevin (mankini?).
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th August 2010, 04:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,286
Posted By Joseph Ratliff
Re: John Taylor! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Happy Birthday John :)

Here's to many more. <tipping glass>
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