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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th August 2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By myob
Re: Cell Phone Solar Power Chargers & Adapters & Affiliate Programs

The conversion rates may be significantly higher with Amazon over other affiliate networks. Their unique algorythm provides commission on sales of products unrelated to what you're promoting. It is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th August 2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 2,854
Views: 48,706
Posted By myob
Re: Coronavirus? Not worthy of a mention here???

Thousands of people from all around the country went to an annual motorcycle rally in Sturgis, South Dakota just this week for 10 days/nights of fun,food, riding, music, drinking, shopping, camping,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th August 2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,766
Posted By myob
Re: GAMES MLMers PLAY - And Why Gary Halbert Hated MLMers.

As Claude so eloquently reasoned everyone uses scripts. Words are powerful.

We all have internal scripts which really do affect outward expressions, behavior, and habits. For most people, these...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 7th August 2020, 10:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 122
Posted By myob
Re: No Astronaut Has Ever Left The Earths Atmosphere, According To Science

There's no need to go 600,000 miles to truly escape the atmosphere. Just go 3 feet underwater, and you're out of it completely. ;)
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th August 2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,766
Posted By myob
MLM is just like possum hunting

Ain't much diference in MLM and huntin' fer possum in the hollar. Ya gots to know what a possum looks like, or might be shootn at a 'coon, or a skunk. Get the dogs trained and hooped up fer chasin',...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th August 2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,766
Posted By myob
"You've Got To Play The GAME"

As I mentioned in an earlier post in this thread (post #36), my mentor said that all of his promotions were just part of the marketing game. "You're an actor", he would say; "You're on a stage and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th August 2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,766
Posted By myob
Re: GAMES MLMers PLAY - And Why Gary Halbert Hated MLMers.

There really are "magical scripts", or proven structured systems that work. Well-chosen words can have a powerful impact in advertising.

Your company has spent literally hundreds of millions of...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th August 2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,766
Posted By myob
Re: GAMES MLMers PLAY - And Why Gary Halbert Hated MLMers.

That ad is most likely a powerful one. And yes, I do a lot of direct mailing myself, although it (and all advertising) are actually a relatively small part of my overall marketing. Is this why Gary...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd August 2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 468
Posted By myob
Re: Survival niche has infoproducts?

I am already in those niches, and dozens of other utlra-competitive niches as well. The best time to get in was at the beginning, but the second best time is right now.

If you have a well-rounded...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 2nd August 2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 197
Posted By myob
Re: INSTANT POT users??

I don't use an InstantPot (my personal preference is actually what I believe is far more efficient - an induction cooker), but I sell tons of them as an InstantPot affiliate.

I interview RV owners...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st August 2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 468
Posted By myob
Re: Survival niche has infoproducts?

Much of what what was once considered a narrow focus on SHTF type scenarios is now going mainstream, such as "off-grid" living.

Perhaps as many as 2 million people in the US are living full-time...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 31st July 2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 127
Posted By myob
Re: A group of like-minded friends want to hang out at your place. What activity do you have planned

Generally cheese and crackers and beer. We take turns reading outloud from "Scientific Advertising" by Claude Hopkins with background music "Eye of the Tiger" while making cold calls to business...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 30th July 2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,373
Posted By myob
Re: Weight loss tips

The fine print usually says additional drinks may be required to compensate for KFC compulsive eating disorders. Try adding unicorn horn powder or alpine bear scat to 30 bottles a day of diet drinks....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th July 2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 2,854
Views: 48,706
Posted By myob
Re: Coronavirus? Not worthy of a mention here???

A very real danger about the coronavirus besides its uncontrolled infectious spread is a pandemic of misinformation in very high places capitalizing on the widespread ignorance and distrust of...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th July 2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,766
Posted By myob
Re: GAMES MLMers PLAY - And Why Gary Halbert Hated MLMers.

I didn't write it. It's actually 30 years old or more and came from an early MLM mentor of mine.
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th July 2020, 10:51 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,766
Posted By myob
Re: GAMES MLMers PLAY - And Why Gary Halbert Hated MLMers.

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That blind letter certainly brings back memories - from the 1970's. :D

Seriously, I know people who do very well sending such blind letters to bizop leads. But copywriting at this...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th July 2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,766
Posted By myob
Re: GAMES MLMers PLAY - And Why Gary Halbert Hated MLMers.

It should not be a shock to you, but the MLM industry has less to do with any particular company or product as much as the marketing model itself.

For example, all of the top legacy MLM companies...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th July 2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 2,854
Views: 48,706
Posted By myob
Re: Coronavirus? Not worthy of a mention here???

This is all an example of every possible "logical fallacy" in action.

Socrates, along with Plato, often wrote that radical beliefs debated by "sophists" were seldom based on logic or reason, but...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th July 2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2,854
Views: 48,706
Posted By myob
Re: Coronavirus? Not worthy of a mention here???

You should critically examine the logic behind what Claude says.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th July 2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 2,854
Views: 48,706
Posted By myob
Re: Coronavirus? Not worthy of a mention here???

Ideally, you should research "logical fallacies" on your own. But this book is recommended by academians and critically acclaimed by its author:

Fallacies: Classical and Contemporary Readings...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th July 2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 462
Posted By myob
Re: Two questions for Claude Whitacre on sales objections and marketing

Dominos pizza also once had a performance guarantee - delivered in 30 minutes or the pizza is free. They are still recognized for fast delivery even though the guarantee has been canceled for years....
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th July 2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 462
Posted By myob
Re: Two questions for Claude Whitacre on sales objections and marketing

Price is seldom a real objection. "No budget" is usually just used as a smokescreen for quickly blowing off pests. By going in with price before building value or positioning, you will always lose....
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd July 2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 209
Posted By myob
Re: Do you list prices on your website? Why or why not?

Even for "commodities", or products driven to rock bottom prices due to competition, justification for higher prices is generally better for brand positioning. People will pay more (often a whole lot...
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd July 2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 209
Posted By myob
Re: Do you list prices on your website? Why or why not?

I have always found it best to never give out the price until you have firmly established value to prospects in your presentation.

You don't want prospects shopping on price. My prices are almost...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 21st July 2020, 10:53 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,373
Posted By myob
Re: Weight loss tips

A loss leader works just like going on a diet. The loss is only temporary. You get it all back, plus a whole lot more. (hey I'm trying to keep this thread on track)

I used to give away boxes of...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th July 2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 568
Posted By myob
Re: Some quick thoughts about prospecting after being away from the phone..

A strategy I've used for many years to generate B2B leads is to attend business seminars and trade shows wearing media credentials. At first I made my own press credentials for my niche blogs, but as...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th July 2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,766
Posted By myob
Re: GAMES MLMers PLAY - And Why Gary Halbert Hated MLMers.

Most MLM companies don't survive the first five years. But the ones that go under are perhaps the best source of seasoned MLM'ers and their experienced downlines. ;)

I've been with the same MLM...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th July 2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,766
Posted By myob
Re: GAMES MLMers PLAY - And Why Gary Halbert Hated MLMers.

The concept of MLM is not to go out fishing for fish. We fish for confident and motivated fishermen who can be taught how to go out whaling.

"Confidence is going after Moby Dick in a rowboat and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th July 2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,766
Posted By myob
Re: GAMES MLMers PLAY - And Why Gary Halbert Hated MLMers.

"Give a man a fish sandwich and you feed him for a day. Teach a man how to drive traffic to your sandwich stand and you have an affiliate. Frontload him with fish concentrate and a book of...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 17th July 2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,373
Posted By myob
Re: Weight loss tips

A dear friend went on a calorie-resricted diet of herbal tea and nuts. He was doing quite well - losing one pound every day for over a year. But he disappeared.
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th July 2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,766
Posted By myob
Re: GAMES MLMers PLAY - And Why Gary Halbert Hated MLMers.

Selling dreams is a 250 billion+ dollar a year industry. Direct sales, affiliate marketing, and MLM business models are producing multi-millionaires year after year. The real work, however, is often...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 16th July 2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,373
Posted By myob
Re: Weight loss tips

I went to the gym once. My trainer gave me some great advice:
"Eat clean. Train Mean. Get Lean. Sweat is just your fat crying."
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th July 2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 944
Posted By myob
Re: Is It Sleazy TO Sell Products You Haven't Tried?

My wife bought some sleazy lingerie, then asked me if it made her look fat. Sometimes there's just never a right answer.

"Drawing on my fine command of language, I said nothing."
- Mark Twain
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th July 2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,766
Posted By myob
Re: GAMES MLMers PLAY - And Why Gary Halbert Hated MLMers.

No argument there at all. I personally know a marketer who is making $19+ million a year mailing to biz op leads.

Hardly any are repeat customers.
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th July 2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,766
Posted By myob
Re: MLM is just another business model

There are lots of different names for this practice, but it is not MLM.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th July 2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 944
Posted By myob
Re: Is It Sleazy TO Sell Products You Haven't Tried?

The truth is, Aaron Sorkin first wrote it, then Jack Nicholson finally said it right after several sputtering retakes. But, the truth is not really important here. :D

"Never let the truth get in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th July 2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 944
Posted By myob
Re: Is It Sleazy TO Sell Products You Haven't Tried?

"The truth is a precious commodity. That's why I use it so sparingly."
- Mark Twain
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th July 2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,766
Posted By myob
Re: MLM is just another business model

Biz op leads are usually a waste of time for MLM offers or anything else that requires work. They are almost always broke, lazy, and uncoachable.
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th July 2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,766
Posted By myob
Re: MLM is just another business model

Thanks for the heads up. I just bought over 5,000 MLM genealogy lists by email subscription 11 days ago, and have been doing that for well over 15 years. It's from Tracy Biller, who apparently took...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th July 2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 2,854
Views: 48,706
Posted By myob
Re: Coronavirus? Not worthy of a mention here???

The similarities of the "space race" to be the first to put man on the moon and being first to produce a coronovirus vaccine are almost exactly under the same conditions. But the stakes are higher...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th July 2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 282
Posted By myob
Re: Amazon Book marketing

This is an important point, which seems to have been missed by the OP. Writing a book makes you an authority of your topic, at least in the perception of your targeted audience.

Leveraging this...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th July 2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 2,854
Views: 48,706
Posted By myob
Re: Coronavirus? Not worthy of a mention here???

Many people have been anticipating a real economic crash for years. The inevitable crash has been delayed because of the pandemic. Propping up failing businesses has never been sustainable.


...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th July 2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 2,854
Views: 48,706
Posted By myob
Re: Coronavirus? Not worthy of a mention here???

Absolutely. The amount of wealth in private investments is mind-blowing. As with other downturns, millionaires and even billionaires were made.

Whole new industries and technologies are coming out...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th July 2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 282
Posted By myob
Re: Amazon Book marketing

Have you tried interviewing your own book buyers about results from reading your book?

I am not an author, but what I do for selling books as an Amazon affiliate is interview business owners and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th July 2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 2,854
Views: 48,706
Posted By myob
Re: Coronavirus? Not worthy of a mention here???

The entire country continues to underestimate the insidious dangers of the coronavirus and we are paying the price dearly.
Forum: Mind Warriors 11th July 2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 537
Posted By myob
Re: I Got Fired 10 Years Ago

"Everyone who got where he is has had to begin where he was."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10th July 2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 310
Posted By myob
Re: How do you manage your time here - which threads, etc?

The levitometer for this thread suddenly dipped deep into the red zone again.

But, at 67 years of age I need to start managing my time more wisely.

There are other, far more more serious...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10th July 2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 310
Posted By myob
Re: How do you manage your time here - which threads, etc?

I use a levitometer on selected sections containing the most seriously dry topics. Whenever the remotely monitored algorithm drops below 3 on the 1-10 levity scale, I intervene (as time permits) to...
Forum: Copywriting 10th July 2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 941
Posted By myob
Re: Do you listen to music when you write copy? Or you write in total silence?

Usually I have no choice but to just keep on writing during protests, riots, gunshots, screams, sirens, drug raids, low flying helicopters, and background sounds of big city anarchy. Deadlines have...
Forum: Copywriting 9th July 2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,929
Posted By myob
Re: Think BIG

Neuromarketing is bigger than just creating catchy ads and compelling copywriting. Studies in neuroscience indicate that as much as 95% of ads are processed subconsciously.

MRI brain imaging, or...
Forum: Copywriting 9th July 2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,929
Posted By myob
Think BIG

And, with a knick, knack, paddywhack they gave give the dog a bone.



As I was coming around the mountains she softly whispered this advice;
"You gotta keep trying to find your niche and...
Forum: Copywriting 8th July 2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,929
Posted By myob
Never show your best copywriting in public

The best stuff is whispered softly behind closed doors. It's the language of enchantment and seduction that throws a bone to the guard dogs of logic and reason.

(Study post #2. :D)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th July 2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 944
Posted By myob
Re: Is It Sleazy TO Sell Products You Haven't Tried?

A major attraction for me in selling affiliate products is that you really don't need to know anything about them.

I have never done a "product review", never bought or tried out any of the...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 7th July 2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 406
Posted By myob
Re: My version of 'hate speech'

Having a trained skunk also works well when your own emitter isn't working on cue. Sometimes I just like to have the whole restaurant all to myself. And, since I am socially responsible, no one knows...
Forum: Mind Warriors 7th July 2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 805
Posted By myob
Re: No more PHYSICAL books for me

It actually takes a lot of practice and intense focused attention. But I don't read every word; just groups of words or sometimes whole paragraphs at a time for keywords. Surprisingly, speed reading...
Forum: Mind Warriors 7th July 2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 805
Posted By myob
Re: No more PHYSICAL books for me

Ultimately, digestion is what's really important.Good books and good food can be savored, or devoured.

Sometimes, at the same time.
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