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Forum: Local Meetups, Mastermind Groups and Warrior Events 13th April 2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,278
Posted By Martin Avis
Arrow The Next London Lunch is on Friday 24th April

We always have a great time at the London Lunches. A great meal and all afternoon (and evening if you wish) for Internet Marketing networking. No selling is allowed!

All the details are at...
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 10th March 2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,226
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: Do Lists Really Make Money?

The honest answer is - 'it depends'.

Yes, lists CAN be the source of a lot of income, but the determining factors are:

1. Who is on the list
2. How much they trust you
3. How well you...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10th February 2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 968
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: 8 ways sex affects your brain

Have you read the opening paragraph of the article referenced by the OP: "Subjects might have to masturbate in an MRI machine."

Having had two MRI scans in the last year I can tell you that they...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10th February 2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 968
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: 8 ways sex affects your brain

That's where your brain is Claude, so no problem.
Forum: Local Meetups, Mastermind Groups and Warrior Events 30th January 2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,957
Posted By Martin Avis
Arrow The London Lunch is nearly sold out...

The first London Lunch of 2015 is just one week away! Friday
6th February is the big day and I'm really looking forward
to it.

There are still a few places left (although not very many)
so if...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 17th January 2015, 04:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,247
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: Translation of "Just saying..."

"Je suis un trou du cul."
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: Local Meetups, Mastermind Groups and Warrior Events 13th November 2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 62
Mastermind Group: UK Warriors Unite
Views: 13,751
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: UK Warriors Unite

I have tried to help people set up regional lunches in the past, but they very rarely get much traction.

While people in Birmingham (for example) are happy to have a day out to London, the same...
Forum: Local Meetups, Mastermind Groups and Warrior Events 13th November 2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 62
Mastermind Group: UK Warriors Unite
Views: 13,751
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: UK Warriors Unite

There are already several local meetups around the country, but the biggest is the London Lunch, which is held every two months. Although in London, the people who come are from all over the country...
Forum: Local Meetups, Mastermind Groups and Warrior Events 13th November 2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,478
Posted By Martin Avis
London Lunch - November 21st

The next London Lunch is on Friday November 21st.

It is a pure networking event, with no pitches or sales allowed.

Why not join us for a great lunch and a day of Internet marketing chat with...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th November 2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 808
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: What does the term 'Internet Marketing' mean to you?

'Marketing' doesn't necessarily mean selling. Raising awareness is just as legitimate an end result.

Often raised awareness does result in sales, but a lot of people who are not directly selling...
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: Off Topic Forum 18th October 2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 760
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: I am New here..but will not be later..

Stop talking. Start listening.
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: Email Marketing 18th September 2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 479
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: E-mail marketing question (body part)

After much testing over 2000 email newsletter my conclusion is that readers' responsiveness reduces in inverse proportion to the number of links you put in to your email.

People are easily...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th September 2014, 03:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 496
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: 3280 Warriors

I have never seen a warning either.
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: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 30th August 2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,652
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: a bad experience with Arpreach

arpReach is a very powerful self-hosted autoresponder, but it does require adequate hosting. Hostgator is anything but adequate. You can't really blame arpReach if you are trying to use it on hosting...
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: Off Topic Forum 25th August 2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,490
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: What do you guys think of the new Doctor Who?

12 regenerations makes 13 Doctors - so there is still one more to go after Capaldi. However, I'm sure that such a popular (and profitable) franchise will find a way around it!

Back to the OPs...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th August 2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 840
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: Free crash courses into sales funnels, banner marketing, and all things "lead generation"

Take a few moments breath and then look for the All in One threads on here. You'll find all of them in one of the sticky threads on page one of this forum.

There are lots of questions and answers...
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 10th August 2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 600
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: Question to US, UK and Canada citizens...

I don't understand the thinking behind this at all. You are proposing writing an ebook about a problem in a market you know and selling it in markets you don't know. Why?

I can tell you that being...
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: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 18th July 2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 484
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: How Come Bad Reviews of Well-Known Serial WSO Makers...Disapear??

Rather than post questions like this, it might be best to refer to the forum rules first, which have been sitting at the top of the forum since August 2008. There aren't very many and they are...
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, 04:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 882
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: What do you email to your subscribers?

Apart from the obvious question of why you feel you need to email them every day, the answer of what to talk about is simple:

You have a life - talk about it!

I learned a long time ago that the...
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 15th April 2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,365
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: Membership site experts, have i got this right?!?

I use EasyMemberPro - it can do all you are asking for in one low cost package.

Martin
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 12th April 2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 843
Posted By Martin Avis
Re: Women Internet Marketers

Because I've been around for a long time, run seminars and networking events I know a lot of Internet marketers - both men and women. In my experience, men outnumber women by about 4 to 1 in absolute...
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