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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th March 2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,813
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: Female Vibrator Sex Toy Question

I am not in this market, and have no desire to be, but the question was intriguing.

Firstly, as a newcomer to Internet marketing, I would suggest that you avoid adult products completely - at...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd March 2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,728
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: [HELP NEEDED] How Do I Take Screenshots Of My Computer Screen And Edit Them?

Remember though that other peoples' websites are, by default, copyright. Taking screen shots of them and publishing them on your site is illegal without written permission.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 21st March 2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 837
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: Why No Warrior Welcome Section?

I've never really understood why people feel the need to announce themselves, or seek a rapturous welcome from existing members.

Surely the best way to introduce yourself to the forum is to start...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th December 2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,826
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: The Most Profitable Niches For 2015

The most profitable niches in 2015 will most likely be the same as in 2014 - and 1997 for that matter:

Health
Wealth
Sex
Hobbies
Security

or, more specifically, all the myriad subsections...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 26th December 2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 749
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: Foods You Must Try in England

The very first time I ever saw an English Muffin was in a Las Vegas buffet restaurant. I had to ask my wife if we really had such things at home!

Interesting article, but full of errors. Cottage...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 15th December 2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,762
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: And the Next James Bond Should Be . . ?

Yeah, he could dive right into it.:)
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10th December 2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,762
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: And the Next James Bond Should Be . . ?

Right idea, just wrong medium. Claude has the perfect face for radio.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10th December 2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,762
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: And the Next James Bond Should Be . . ?

Forget Bond. Who'd make a great villain?

I vote for Claude as Suckfeld...

Bond: I suppose you expect me to talk

Suckfeld: No, Mr Bond, I expect you to vacuum.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 9th December 2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,762
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: And the Next James Bond Should Be . . ?

Well, obviously. But the rest of us are talking about James Bond.

I read that Dan Stevens was auditioning for the role. I reckon he'd be a good choice.

Better than Shake'nVac Claude, anyway!
Forum: Off Topic Forum 9th December 2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,625
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: You Brits Here Pissed off Lebron put his Arm around Kate ?

And as usual Americans get bent out of shape imagining that Brits are getting bent out of shape! :)

Truth is that 99.99999% of Brits couldn't give a damn. And the tiny few who do care work for the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th December 2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,155
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: Whats the catch with PLR?

It is true that a lot of PLR is awful, but that shouldn't put you off looking for the good stuff. I started making money from PLR ebooks in 2002 and it is still a valid business strategy now. So long...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 29th November 2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 15,010
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: It's Hopeless I Quit!

Ten 'concerned citizens' of the WF met with Matt Barrie in London yesterday for a very enjoyable and constructive 3-hour meeting.

It was very clear from the outset that buying the Warrior Forum...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 27th November 2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 15,010
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: It's Hopeless I Quit!

I can't believe that the Freelancer management are completely unaware of this thread, but just in case I will print out the whole thing and take it to the meeting with Matt Barrie tomorrow.

As...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th November 2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,459
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: Short articles are better than long one ?

I think that there is a big difference between an article and a blog post. Many bloggers make short posts, but they are usually 'memes' rather than fully developed articles.

Personally I would...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th November 2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: So Frustrated!

Having a good product is only a small part of the battle. Being able to make your audience want to buy is by far the larger hurdle.

1. Your post above is a stream of consciousness that is very...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 21st October 2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,889
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: Thanks and Kudos to the "Old" Mods

I've been around the WF for a long time. Not as long as Paul, but then he was here even before Al Gore invented the Internet. But long enough to have seen a lot of mods come and go.

In all that...
Forum: Warrior Forum News 20th October 2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 19,314
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: Warrior Forum Moderator Updates

Alaister ... since Freelancer has decided that it no longer needs the services of volunteer moderators who have put in years of good, if unrewarded, service to the WF, can we assume that you no...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th October 2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,522
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: Biggest IM Mistake

I think this is my 2000th post, so I'll make it about a REALLY big mistake!

My biggest mistake was taking 6 years to realise that making $10 a day is not much different to making $1000.

All the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th October 2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 859
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: I don't expect an answer, seeking a successful business, one that works for anyone

You've had some pretty good advice here, even though I guess that most of it is not what you wanted to hear.

By most people's standards I am pretty successful online. I've been active for 12 years...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th September 2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 603
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: What Niche is related to my ebook?

This is totally back-to-front. You don't start with a neat idea for a book and then go and look for a niche to fit it - you find your niche - your market - you research what people want to know (as...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th September 2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 730
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: How to find out refund rates for ClickBank products?

Generally speaking, you can't.

The refund rates that ClickBank quotes are for a vendor's account. The problem with that is that most vendors have multiple products for sale and the refund rate...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th September 2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,008
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: Everything About Making Money Online Has Led Me Down. Is This Even Real?

Well, there's your problem. Stop skipping from one thing to another. Get out of your head that there is an 'easy' way - and if a product makes outrageous promises, don't buy it. Spam - if indeed it...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 15th September 2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 7,053
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: Imagine...

Let's face it Steven, when you allow your self destructive arrogance to well up, you usually do end up being wrong.

I thought I was bad at overthinking things but you really take the Oscar.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st August 2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 859
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: Is still a profitable idea?

I was going to write a long post, but I see that Alexa has said pretty much what I wanted to say: that MMO is a very profitable market (not really a niche) but unless you have credibility as someone...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th August 2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,112
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: What is the #1 skill - above all else - we need to learn?

My #1 Tip for Lasting Success

There are so many things to think about when you first get involved with Internet marketing that it is easy to get confused.

Worse, that confusion quickly leads to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th August 2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 840
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: Free crash courses into sales funnels, banner marketing, and all things "lead generation"

I'm not offended by your question - after all, it is one that crops up here almost every day in one form or another. The problem is that it is not a very bright question.

Most things in life come...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th August 2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,864
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: are there any reasons why i shouldn't use blogger instead of wordpress?

A few years ago I built a stable of 11 Blogger blogs. They were full of content, were regularly updated and - as far as I could tell - they abided strictly with Blogger's TOS. I am a VERY white hat...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st July 2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,357
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: Pore speling, bad punctuation; and terrible grammars

My take on this is simple:

Bad spelling and grammar have the potential to piss off (and put off) a percentage of your audience, whereas accurate spelling and reasonably good grammar are invisible....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th July 2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 989
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: This is why you need to be fluent in English to succeed in IM :)

I wonder what Google Docs' proof reader would correct 'read-proffer' to? :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th June 2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,387
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: The old Icons

I completely agree about the icons. In addition I regret the passing of the icon we could click to take us to the first unread post of a thread. Now we have to start at post #1 every time (unless I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th May 2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,148
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: What's happened to the Warrior Forum color scheme?

Personally I don't have any problem with the layout - it is so similar to the old style that it hardly seemed worth making changes!

But I do find the font very hard to read. More thought on that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th April 2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 976
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: Email Campaign

There are lots of people here telling you to mail your list more often, but if I have read correctly how you are building your list, that's the LAST thing you should be doing!

If I have read you...
Forum: Warrior Forum News 17th April 2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 21,169
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: We're improving Warrior Forum infrastructure

Suggestion:

One of the long-term problems we have on the WF is with people who post to really old threads, bumping them back to life.

This is a problem because it often leads to a reopening of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th April 2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,315
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: What if I need to make a living in 4 months time?

You missed my point.

If you are a natural entrepreneur you wouldn't have wasted your time asking an unanswerable question especially when there are a thousand threads on this forum that could...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th April 2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,315
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: What if I need to make a living in 4 months time?

Hard truth time...

The people who make a success online tend to be natural entrepreneurs.

Natural entrepreneurs tend not to ask other people how to do things - we just get on and do it.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th April 2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 940
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: Should I 'backfill' a brand new site with PLR content to get started?

It is a perfectly good strategy to post PLR on your blogs, backdated or not, provided it is well-written and provides a useful experience for your visitors.

Google don't (in their own words and in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th April 2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,907
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: How long before you pitch your MLM?

The people who really piss me off are those who subscribe to my newsletter, send me one or two innocuous emails, which I answer because I like to engage with my readers, and then put me on their own...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th March 2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,852
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: 74.3% of my visitors stay for 5 seconds or less. Why?

I agree, but a big part of the problem is that - on my monitor at least - the above the fold part of the page looks to be all there is! I had no idea that you could scroll down to find more. That's a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th March 2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,852
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: 74.3% of my visitors stay for 5 seconds or less. Why?

If it is the site in your sig, it took about 8 seconds to load for me (and I have pretty fast broadband).

Then, having loaded, the site has no headline to raise my interest. The first text I read...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 22nd March 2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 888
Views: 17,207
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: "Single Payer System"-- Educate me?

Sadly, we have reached an age where we have known a lot of people who have had cancers of one form or another. Far too many. And after Delia's diagnosis we discovered that even more of our friends...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 22nd March 2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 888
Views: 17,207
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: "Single Payer System"-- Educate me?

No problem.

I think it boils down to two things -

1. it is run as a 'not for profit' organisation and

2. Anyone, even a government body, can benefit from the economies of scale that an...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 22nd March 2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 888
Views: 17,207
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: "Single Payer System"-- Educate me?

Paul has asked me if I'd like to comment in this thread from a UK perspective - and from the point of view of someone who has seen more than his fair share of doctors and hospitals lately!

I don't...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th March 2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 6,473
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: Please God, someone send me an angel or pull my plug!

It is not putting her down to suggest ways she can improve her presentation to maximise her chances of success. I call that constructive criticism.

If more people gave honest constructive...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th March 2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 6,473
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: Please God, someone send me an angel or pull my plug!

If everything you do online is done with the lack of care for the audience that this post demonstrates, I'm not in the least surprised that you are struggling.

99% of Internet marketing success...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th March 2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 718
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: 5k for Kindle project, need some guideline

If you have limited resources, then Alex's suggestion of using a trial and error method makes the most sense.

At least that way you would - hopefully - find what works for you. Note the 'for you'...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th February 2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,513
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: The passive income lifestyle

Tim Ferris always seems a bit of a workaholic to me. :)

I make a perfectly good income from writing my newsletter for about 2 hours a week. 3 if I'm feeling particularly garrulous.

Does that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th February 2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 807
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: Is anyone else finding Istock prices...

Hi Kim.

Yes, their prices have gone up substantially.

I mostly use PhotoDune these days. They have a pretty good range and small images are still $1.

Martin
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th February 2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,501
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: Would You Promote a $67 clickbank product?

The problem with so many cheap ($7) products being around is that list owners are getting scared of promoting things at a price point that a few years ago was considered normal.

While my list...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th January 2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 616
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: Where Are They NOW ? ? ?

It isn't that the ebook publishing world has particularly changed - it is just that the list of marketers you mentioned have mostly moved on to different/bigger things.

They are all still around,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th January 2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 837
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: When is the best time to send emails?

There is a lot of bollux (a British technical term) talked about time of day and days of week for emailing. The fact is that if you have a worldwide audience, as most of us do, then whatever time you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th January 2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 744
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: What do you want from PLR?

I have four PLR membership sites. The first one I started provides articles, keyword research and affiliate product recommendations. but our download records show that hardly any of our members...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th December 2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,321
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: Need advice for old people niche 60+

I don't think it is 'normal' to so blatantly disrespect the very people you are hoping will help you. Calling people of 60 'old' is much the same as me saying that people of 22 are children. I guess...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,140
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: Show me examples of great content

If you want to see content that publishers pay good money for, pick up any magazine on the bookstall. Or if that is too retro, look at the online versions.

I was once commissioned to write a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2013, 06:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 710
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: Is my view approximately correct?

I think you are complaining that recurring payments in PayPal don't specifically reference JVZoo. Is that it?

The answer is that your transaction is between you and the product creator (or in the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2013, 04:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,401
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: Make Money WITH Spending A Dime?

This is Internet marketing, not Internet magic. Everyone who is successful gets off their ass - even if it is to build something that will provide a more passive income in the future. but don't de...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th November 2013, 02:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,013
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: If Newbie Threads Make Your Blood Boil. Look Away!

Internet marketing is just a blanket term that covers a very wide range of activities. 'Affiliate marketing' is a more narrow field, but is still vague. Ask ten affiliate marketers how they make...
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