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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th November 2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,393
Posted By Ron Douglas
Re: what information would you pay $997 dollars for?

You're making an incorrect assumption that a lot of the info out there can be found for free on the Warrior Forum.

When you're really making money Online, it's just smart business to reinvest a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,094
Posted By Ron Douglas
Re: If You Could Pick Any Niche...

Good question RoD :). You'd want to get paid for your time for sure, but the first two criteria come first in this question.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th November 2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 672
Posted By Ron Douglas
Re: How To Get Over WSO Launch Fear?

You get over it by paying the $40 and launching the darn thing. Stop over thinking it. Nobody gives a sh*t, make your money.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd October 2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 8,118
Posted By Ron Douglas
Re: Is the Warrior Forum losing popularity?

Liking cat pictures on Facebook would be more enjoyable than reading through this nonsense. Probably a better use of time as well. Add this to the list of reasons for the question in the OP.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st October 2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,202
Posted By Ron Douglas
Re: Wheres the big money in IM?

The big money in IM is in leverage and scalability. We all have the same amount of time in the day and limited resources. You have to leverage other people's resources, time, and efforts to really...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th September 2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,813
Posted By Ron Douglas
Re: Goal: 1000 members at $97/month

People will gladly pay $97 a month if it will help them make more than that monthly.

I pay north of $300 a month for Aweber and I don't even think about it. I pay like $250 a month for a...
Forum: Mind Warriors 30th August 2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By Ron Douglas
Pain

This is for you if you're experiencing pain in your life right now...

Up until now I've never shared this story publicly because it's
kinda personal. And even now I'm hesitant to give all the ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th August 2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 816
Posted By Ron Douglas
Re: Is anyone making a living from ebooks?

Don't call your product an ebook unless you want to compete with the $2.99 Amazon kindle ebooks. Call it a report, a guide, a training manual, a tutorial, anything but an ebook. Better yet,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th August 2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,095
Posted By Ron Douglas
Re: Is anyone here actually a millionaire?

Or you can focus on creating something that delivers millions of dollars in value to the masses.

The truth is, you will never save your way to a million dollars.

Saving is important but the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th August 2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,095
Posted By Ron Douglas
Re: Is anyone here actually a millionaire?

Is there an award here for being a millionaire? I must have missed the memo lol.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th August 2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 489
Posted By Ron Douglas
Re: What is the biggest list you've ever built?

My lists got up to about 320k at one point but it's closer to 260k now. I've actually had well over 100k unsubscribes over the last 10 years. Maybe it was something I said LOL.

My open rates are...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th August 2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By Ron Douglas
Re: Help naming me a site just for Collecting Opt-ins

It is possible to build a huge, high quality list fast. Anyone who tells you differently has probably not done it.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th August 2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,250
Posted By Ron Douglas
Re: The beggining on the end of email marking

I think one solution is marketers will have to do a better job building credibility and relating to subscribers before they opt-in. It's going to be more difficult to build a relationship through...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th August 2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,250
Posted By Ron Douglas
Re: The beggining on the end of email marking

To steal a quote I heard on tv: "Aint nobody got time for that" lol :D

Seriously though, do people look in the Spam folder to get your emails? If they really want to get it, yes. But it still...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th July 2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,456
Posted By Ron Douglas
Re: How will Optimizepress 2.0 compare with DAP Digital Access Pass?

I'm sure it won't be as robust as DAP is though. I guess we'll know soon enough. Right now I use DAP with OP. James Dyson mentioned that the new OP will still work with DAP as well.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th July 2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 657
Posted By Ron Douglas
Re: Where to get paid traffic?

Good question.

In my experience "recipes" is not a niche, it's a mass market that does extremely well for cooking, weight loss, diet, supplements, fitness, home & garden, personal development,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th July 2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,137
Posted By Ron Douglas
Re: Are Top Marketers Not Even Bothering w/Blogs Anymore?

I have my name domain and after I write a content email, I post the content to my blog among other places. I figure if I'm going to write something, I might as well get some extra traffic from it.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd July 2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,685
Posted By Ron Douglas
Re: What's your personal story?

My story is a unique one. My father Jor-El thought it was best to give me up as an infant. I landed in Kansas and was adopted by a Kansas farmer and his wife. I discovered at an early age that I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd July 2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,827
Posted By Ron Douglas
Re: Is Listbuilding dead?

List building is dead. If you sign up for my list I will show you a better alternative. lol
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th June 2013, 04:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,010
Posted By Ron Douglas
Re: Email List = Long Term Business ????

If people look forward to your content, then you have a publishing business. If they have to ask themselves how you got their email address, then you don't really have a business long term.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th June 2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,196
Posted By Ron Douglas
Re: Weight Loss Market: Still Profitable ?

Weight Loss Niche: Still Profitable?

Are fat people still fat?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th May 2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 681
Posted By Ron Douglas
Re: Is Kindle Killing Clickbank?

Kindle is killing the "ebook" market. That's why your product on Clickbank has to be perceived as more than just an ebook.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th April 2013, 06:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,013
Posted By Ron Douglas
Re: The Mike Geary Interview Every Newcomer Should Read

Of course he has expenses - all businesses at that level have real expenses like advertising. Knowing him personally though, I can attest that he is the real deal when it comes to traffic and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th April 2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 645
Posted By Ron Douglas
Re: Why is an email list so valuable?

The biggest problem Internet marketers have is driving traffic. There are a plethora of offers that convert which you can promote - therefore you can always make money if you have the ability drive...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd April 2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,497
Posted By Ron Douglas
Re: Stop Beating Your Head Against A Stone Wall

I can't knock anyone who is earning a living Online. More power to you. It sure beats punching the clock each morning in the rat race.

I also agree with Steven's opening post about the better...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd April 2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,497
Posted By Ron Douglas
Re: Stop Beating Your Head Against A Stone Wall

Stop beating your head against the wall - stop relying on article marketing all together.

Article marketing is the bootstrapping approach. Once you're an established business, it's time to stop...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th March 2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,392
Posted By Ron Douglas
Re: One List Building "Secret" Nobody Told You

I always thought that was a given. When I had an office I used my office address. I've also used the address of my fulfillment service. I don't think getting a PO box is that much of a hassle or...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 13th March 2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 553
Posted By Ron Douglas
Re: TheOnlineGuru.com, Anyone Using It?

Their Alexa Rank is like 2.3 million. It doesn't seem like many people are using them. They probably should use their own service.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th February 2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,985
Posted By Ron Douglas
Re: If they're posting on Warrior Forum they must not be successful

...says the guy with 5 posts :p

I agree that this is a great place to visit and get a feel for what's going on in the market. I don't post as much as I used to because you can waste a whole day...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th February 2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 9,051
Posted By Ron Douglas
Re: How did you make your first $1,000,000 online?

I still visit here every once in a while. I made my first million years ago - mainly from list building and self publishing on Clickbank and Amazon.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th January 2013, 11:53 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,292
Posted By Ron Douglas
Re: We need a new name. Internet Marketing sucks

Some of you think you're an Internet Marketer but what you really are is an Internet Publisher. You publish content and hope that the search engines and other sites will send you traffic so that you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th January 2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,673
Posted By Ron Douglas
Re: PayPal and Income screenshots, are they real?

Yep, sometimes it can have a negative effect. Last year I posted a screenshot of a million dollar bank account in a sales video and it didn't convert well. People have to envision themselves...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th January 2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 643
Posted By Ron Douglas
Re: Experience with arcamax.com?

I used to advertise a lot in their ezines. I stopped after their email lists became a bit saturated with my ad. Their open and click rates are not the best, but they can get you some serious...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd January 2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 634
Posted By Ron Douglas
Re: What Are Your 2013 Marketing Goals?

I had a record year in 2012 without any formal goal and I spent more time goofing off than ever. My goal is to have a repeat performance lol.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd January 2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 593
Posted By Ron Douglas
Re: List Building or lead generation on landing page

I find that the more data you get, the better quality the lead. If someone is not willing to give your their first name, they probably don't want to give your their email either. Asking for just...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th December 2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,069
Posted By Ron Douglas
Re: How To Become An Expert In Your Niche (Offline or Online)

Reading is an important part of the equation but that alone won't make you an expert. You're only an expert if people perceive you to be an expert. You have to share what you learn to enlighten...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th December 2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,205
Posted By Ron Douglas
Re: List Building: Is "$1" Per Subscriber a Myth?

Big time myth. It's probably closer to $1 per subscriber who actually opens your emails. Or if you have a list full of buyers only, it may be more accurate.

I know several of the gurus who...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th December 2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,314
Posted By Ron Douglas
Re: Are The Glory Days Over?

I was responding more to the words (general sentiment of what) you were saying and not directly to you (if that makes any sense lol)

55 is young my friend. Many super successful people were just...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th December 2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,314
Posted By Ron Douglas
Re: Are The Glory Days Over?

The glory days aren't over, the money opportunities have just shifted. Even with the bad economy of the last few years, no less money is being spent Online, in fact it has increased. You either adapt...
Forum: Email Marketing 24th November 2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 22,631
Posted By Ron Douglas
Re: Where to buy solo ads for weight loss/health/fitness niche?

Our solo ads do really well for weighloss/health/fitness offers. Many of the top vendors on Clickbank advertise with us.

We have an email newsletter for RecipeSecrets.net which goes out to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 812
Posted By Ron Douglas
Re: How to build a quality "buyers list"

Is there such thing as a low quality buyer's list?
Forum: Off Topic Forum 4th November 2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 934
Posted By Ron Douglas
Re: Michael Jordan Reveals His Number #1 Secret To Success!

Inspiring quote. However, as a former basketball player who also practiced extremely hard but didn't hit the NBA lottery, I can tell you that being 6'6 with freakish athletic ability had something to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th October 2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,111
Posted By Ron Douglas
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd October 2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 421
Posted By Ron Douglas
Re: How to tap into what's hot in the media...

I just used the standard press release distribution channels that everyone else uses. It's not about the distribution, it's about the story. Anything that seems outrageous and is related to an...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th October 2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 983
Posted By Ron Douglas
Re: Working hard pays off well...

Is it cool to post bank account balances? For some reason I've always avoided doing that.

Working hard does pay off. Congrats on seeing rewards from your efforts.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th October 2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,675
Posted By Ron Douglas
Re: WHY do people sell solo ads?

Solo ads are simply another way to monetize your list. I make money from my list selling solo ads (in the cooking market) as well as from affiliate offers and my own products. Sometimes I earn more...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd October 2012, 11:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By Ron Douglas
Re: *When Is The Best Time/Day To Conduct Webinars?*

I surveyed my list and they said Tues, Wed, Thurs 7pm. The second most popular time was 8pm.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th September 2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,006
Posted By Ron Douglas
Re: Email marketing – full time?!

My list produces a full time income alone but I have income from other sources also. Advertisers typically pay me $3,000 to $5,500 to send a solo ad. I charge a minimum of $1,000 for a test drop.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th September 2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,424
Posted By Ron Douglas
Re: Fastest Way for Newbie to Make Money?

Sacrifice a product to build a list.

- offer 100% to affiliates for promoting it
- offer it to product owners as a bonus for their existing products

Monetize the list you build with affiliate...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th September 2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,017
Posted By Ron Douglas
Re: Is the money really in the list?

Even without the registration, the money is with the customers on the list. If they made all those sales without getting the contact info of those buyers, they probably left another $300 million on...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th September 2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 778
Posted By Ron Douglas
Re: Warrior Special Offers Forum (6269 Viewing)

Or looking for plugins, software, coaching, and everything else the thousands of affiliates pushing WSOs are promoting.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th September 2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,124
Posted By Ron Douglas
Re: Are Fixed Term Membership Sites still Profitable in 2012??

Of course. Why wouldn't they be?

Just like anything else though, success or failure depends on what you offer, who you offer it to, and how you market it.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd August 2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,238
Posted By Ron Douglas
Re: 1 million a month using email marketing

That's a good point. Everyone starts with just one person signing up. I was able to get to 10,000 subscribers in my first month and like 70,000 my first year with my niche site (back 2003). Then I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd August 2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,238
Posted By Ron Douglas
Re: 1 million a month using email marketing

I'm currently sending out to over 260k subscribers like 5 times per week. I don't make a million a month just from email marketing though. I do make enough to work as much or as little as I want. ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st August 2012, 09:10 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,247
Posted By Ron Douglas
Re: List Swapping / Solo Ad Ridiculousness

Sounds like a solo ad ponzi scheme. The person left holding the bag is the solo ad buyer who spends his money with the expectation of actually making sales from the list instead of just selling ads.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th July 2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,820
Posted By Ron Douglas
Re: My friend says WF has become Clickbank with a forum

Internet marketers move to an area and multiply until the resource has been used up. And then the only way to survive is by moving to another area. "There is another word for this, it's called a...
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