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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th August 2011, 02:58 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,921
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Kindle Strikes Again! Read this if you are planning to start your kindle business

Amazon brought on the problem through their own actions. In the early days of Kindle, they desperately needed content, so they could sell Kindles. Originally, they couldn't get authors to put up...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 10th August 2011, 02:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,049
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: If you own a Kindle or an Ipad I could use your advice

I have a Kindle, and while it can display pdf files, you have to have the right pdf files. The problem is that with Kindle, if the font size is too small, you have to change the orientation to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th July 2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,895
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Can You Make Money By Telling The Truth?

You can make money by telling the truth, but, depending on what you are selling, not as much as you might want. It primarily depends on your niche.

If you are selling How-To titles in physical...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th July 2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,444
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: How do online shops work?

Online shops come in a wide variety, and the way they work can be of several generic types:

Direct Sales (You make the sale from your site, sales page, or online auction like eBay)

Generally,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th July 2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,180
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: How to market a Kindle eBook WITHIN Amazon?

Generally, you do have some basic SEO you can do with your kindle titles.

Just like any other search engine, there are places you should be promoting your stuff.

Titles should be keyword rich...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th July 2011, 01:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 566
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Could this lower refunds?

Lots of problems with serial refunders, not a lot of ways to fix them from an individual vendor approach. It really needs to be done at the level of the payment processor, like ClickBank or PayPal. ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th July 2011, 01:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 669
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Bewildered Building My First e-Book

If you're publishing on Kindle do NOT use PDF when you post there. What looks great as a PDF on other platforms (particularly PC and the like) will look horrible on Kindle.

Take your source...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd July 2011, 04:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Question About My Product On Kindle

Kindle pricing strategy can get confusing for folks... it is complicated by their royalty structure...

If you sell at 0.99 to 2.99, your royalty is 33% (or thereabouts)
Selling between 2.99 and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd July 2011, 02:59 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,621
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: More People Being Priced Out Of Internet Marketing?

I think there are a lot of misconceptions about the costs of doing business with Internet Marketing. Yes, you can spend a LOT of money if you get involved with paid traffic before you understand the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd July 2011, 02:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,060
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Kindle Publishing - Profitable?

Willie's clearly got the right approach: unique, quality content he writes himself. Something I think we should all try to emulate.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd July 2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,261
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Kindle Market Research?

So far, everything I'm seeing seems to indicate fiction is on the top of the best sellers list...

Look at the best sellers, note repeats of authors, then look at what niches they are writing in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd July 2011, 07:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 21,824
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Top Selling Kindle Ebook Topics?

Amanda Hocking, probably the most successful author on Kindle, writes "young adult urban fantasy and paranormal romance"

Not sure I could get my mind into it, but she seems to do very well with...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th July 2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 808
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Frustrated...clickbank

When feeding from several sources, like forum vs organic, I've used a number of techniques. One that comes to mind that takes a bit to set up, but can be quite helpful, is to essentially clone your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th July 2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,273
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Does My Fake Screenshot Look Convincing?

Maybe it is a little of all the above.

However, in his defense, I can see how he could be lead to the conclusion that it is OK to fake a screenshot. Honest to god, just how many do you actually...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th July 2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Do You Have A 'Tech Guy'?

No, because I AM the tech guy. Day job working for the government responsible for everything from basic networking and infrastructure through servers and workstations and all the bits between. ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th July 2011, 05:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 951
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Why do gurus use different websites for each product?

Just because they are using different domain names, doesn't mean they aren't on the same server...

I routinely have several domains on a single server, partly for convenience, partly because I'm...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th July 2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,275
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Kindle ebook is either undifferentiated or barely differentiated

Kindle has achieved critical mass. In order to get enough titles to get attention, and attain decent sales, they allowed pretty much anything for awhile.

If you want a quick example, search for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th July 2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,060
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Kindle Publishing - Profitable?

Kindle is a different platform, and there are some things that make it hard for people to get a handle on.

First, kindle doesn't relate well to pages, nor to an index that has page numbers. ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th July 2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,672
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: how to make money online immediately?

Yes there is... I see them all the time. Hell, look at the WSO section. There's a lot of stuff over there with at least an emotional "Magic Button" attached... and a ton of others that have a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th July 2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,225
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: When should I upgrade to Amazon S3 or dedicated server?

I'd also vote for using Amazon S3. It is a great solution for things that you keep public. However, once you start using Amazon S3 to host your product files, you want to make sure you are using it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th July 2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,845
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Warning Explicit: Wow, It’s been a long time since I posted something here…

Sort of nice to have someone actually come out and say it. Often, the problem with trying to make money from someone else's system is that the system they are selling isn't where they are actually...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th July 2011, 02:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 683
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: EZA sent me a package?

EZA mousepad, Paper pad with "articles I gotta write" and of course, the coffee cup and a packet of coffee have been recieved over time. The coffee cup more than once, so perhaps it was for the two...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th July 2011, 02:33 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,595
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Are profile links spam? What you think? (POOL)

Perhaps I'm over-tired, but I'm not sure where you are going with this, or what profile you are speaking of... Am I being too dense?

If we put a link to our web site in a profile, either here or...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th July 2011, 02:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 890
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Asking For Refund After Refund Period Is Over

Refunds are never any fun, but I look at each one as an opportunity to find out what someone thinks is wrong the product.

Thus, I usually refund if it is beyond the typical period. However, I do...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th July 2011, 01:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,088
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Amazon Fights Back in California

In Hawaii, we had competing bills underway for awhile. One side of the fence wanted a nexus law that required the companies (like Amazon) to provide a list of customers, with name, address and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th July 2011, 01:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,137
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Hotmail Account Hacked

I probably shouldn't be responding to this post, but it's been a long day, and my better senses may have escaped me for the moment.

First, I really don't like Hotmail, nor yahoo, nor gmail, nor...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th July 2011, 02:43 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,790
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: DigiResults Paypal problems?

With PayPal, the first thing I'd look at is what you are selling, then what the sales page looks like. Next, whether you are seeing many refunds. Each can get you in the bad graces of PayPal...
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th July 2011, 02:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 600
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: What do you think of the word Blimple ?

I don't think you really mean "patent". Perhaps you really mean "trademark" You can register a trade name, and I'm pretty sure the "Blimpie" has already been registered as a trade name (along with...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th July 2011, 02:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Quick question!

From your second post, it sounds like you may be looking for something like an internship. Another way to go might be to work as a virtual assistant.

Finding a mentor that can recognize your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th July 2011, 01:31 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,599
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Product not selling? Here's why:

Given what seems to be selling really well the past few months, a halfway decent procuct (so the refunds are low) with an over-hyped long form sales page does the trick.

Tell the absolute truth...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th July 2011, 01:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 415
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Question about Servers

I really agree with everyone else that using Amazon S3 is a great and economical way to host a large number of files with the ability to have a wide distribution using cloud services.

However, I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th July 2011, 01:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,110
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Why I Hate IM

I've found a shot or two of good Tequilla to be very helpful in getting to sleep... [smile] Sometimes it also provides another perspective to problems that have been rolling around in the head for a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th July 2011, 01:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,608
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Anyone have experience in the humor niche?

Humor is very subjective, but if you've "got the knack" you can inject humor into nearly any niche and make some money.

The real issue is getting enough of the humor out there to get people to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th July 2011, 12:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Need some sage advise on hiring affiliates

Recently, I've taken a little different way towards attracting affiliates.
When someone indicates they wish to be an affiliate for a particular product I have, I suggest they purchase the product,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th July 2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,027
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: The "Public Domain" Is An Absolute Complete Waste Of Time?

The big problem isn't with public domain material, it is with the expectation that is set by certain vendors that you can grab a bunch of PD material (or PLR) pop a cover on it (or not) and post it,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th July 2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,129
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Amazon Solution for California Residents?

Agree, "fake residence" will soon be a problem for many folks. Residence in most places requires address, drivers license, showing public utilities bills (power, water, sewer as they apply), vehicle...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th July 2011, 01:39 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,997
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Tired of Serial Refunders

The whole issue of "serial refunders" has bothered me for some time.

I know there are folks out there that will "buy" and immediately request refund after download, but without sellers sharing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th July 2011, 01:06 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,997
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Tired of Serial Refunders

Another thing is the huge number of requests to promote your product as an affiliate, when they are really looking for a freebie.

I had one WSO that got more offers to be an affiliate than it got...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th June 2011, 11:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 762
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Need Help to Copy Image Text!

Having used OCR in the past, it is always difficult without really clear copy. Even with advances in recent years, I'd expect you may get a better result (and a lot less frustrating) if you just got...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th June 2011, 10:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 639
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: One niche at a time, or 10 at once?

Let's say, just for argument, that you were going to work on five sites, and each site would start generating income after 6 weeks of work.

If you work on one site at a time, you could start...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th June 2011, 03:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,940
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: protected download area for selling digital products?

Protecting your files from unauthorized download by the purchaser or someone he shares the download link with is pretty easy to accomplish with any of the products already mentioned.

Perhaps you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th June 2011, 02:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 625
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Wordpress Blog Hi jacked again

If you are getting repeatedly hacked, I'd start to suspect the hosting provider.

Some years ago, in another life when I was developing web sites for a living, I had a hosting provider where I had...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th June 2011, 02:39 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,817
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: $37 on the War Room or a good WSO?

War Room or WSO? 'depends on your attention span...

If you can focus, then go for the war room. It will give you a wide variety of ideas and information on what you can do, along with a ton of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th June 2011, 02:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,455
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: I am really upset - all my ebook sales have stopped...

It's really tough to respond without knowing what the product is, or at least the niche it is in.

Last time I had a product that essentially stopped, I found that someone else had a new competing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th June 2011, 02:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,461
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Definition of Autopilot?

Autopilot is really over-used, and often mis-applied

Autopilot came from aviation. It is a device that you enter specific parameters (your heading and altitude) and it maintains that course,...
Forum: Website Design 15th June 2011, 01:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,402
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: What makes a good HTML Editor?

[WARNING -- "old school" answer follows]

I've used vi, brief, emacs, notepad, and several others... Each had it's particular benefits, (brief, for example, could do columnar cuts) but it all...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th June 2011, 01:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,212
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Amazon s3 file naming ?

As already mentioned, your permissions for the file weren't set so it could be downloaded, and you need to protect the download url.

There are a number of ways you can expose your files to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th June 2011, 01:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Which CloudHosting can you recommend?

You may want to look into Amazon S3 and/or Cloudfront.
A lot of IMers use them. The rates for many of us are pretty reasonable, and you only pay for the actual up/download of files.

You can get...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th June 2011, 12:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 942
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Blog commenting question

No they don't HAVE to, but it really makes more sense in most cases. If you are making posts on a blog that is relevant to your page, then you know the folks are at least interested in the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th June 2011, 11:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 808
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Secure Download Software/Script

You didn't specify where you think the theft is happening.

Marketers lose files to thieves several ways, and "download sharing" after the sale is only a small part of most marketers loss.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th June 2011, 11:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,308
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: FaceBook Is Dying, Or Still A Viable Opportunity For Internet Marketing?

Some of the best advertising you can get is, word of mouth, and that is essentially social in nature.

Social platforms like Facebook are likely to be around for some time to come, though the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th June 2011, 10:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,632
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: How does an Internet entrepreneur report his income to the IRS? Does he even have to?

First, I am not a tax accountant or lawyer, and cannot advise you in eather arena, but generally, there are some rules that do apply to you. Second, I'm assuming you are in the U.S.

First thing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th June 2011, 02:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,027
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: how can i do this legally

If you're thinking about taking pictures and information directly from other sources, and putting them into your product, you probably can't. Yes, it is theoretically possible, but the time and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th June 2011, 01:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Thoughts on Idea to Market prouct via multiple websites

You can really go either way, .but for my money, I'd go for the multiple site approach.

However, I'd be coding the squeeze pages and/or other pages such that I could tell which were producing and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th June 2011, 01:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 709
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: is this possible that someone use your computer for spamming.

First, to find out what IP your machine shows as, go to a site like "whatismyip.com".

Once you know your IP address, you can do a reverse lookup on it and find out what the IP address is related...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th June 2011, 01:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 705
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: If you had $10k to spend on a site, how would you spend it??

If I really had $10,000 dedicated to spend on a web site, I'd redevelop my business plan and call in the experts to implement the web portion of it. I'd have a database driven site providing the...
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