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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th April 2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,157
Posted By Dan Curtis
Re: Should I Sell My Spleen to Support My IM venture?

You can't sell your spleen. There is no market for it. There is only a market for things that can be transplanted into others.

Corneas are the probably the simplest, because with cornea...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th October 2013, 11:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 796
Posted By Dan Curtis
Re: Getting Hard to Stay Positive

Mary Jean,

I think that what you are running into is related at least in part to two things:

1. Much of what you read here is written by people who have not been successful themselves, and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th September 2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,346
Posted By Dan Curtis
Re: Question about men's fitness niche

You have received a lot of advice in this thread, and while I don't disagree particularly with any of it, I'm not sure that you have things in perspective.

You could call bodybuilding a niche...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th July 2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 688
Posted By Dan Curtis
Re: Content Company Ideas

Content? You are selling content?

Are people looking for content?

I have hired a number of writers for my sites, but I never once searched for "content."

Even if people are searching for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd July 2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 455
Posted By Dan Curtis
Re: Who To Follow To Become A Better Writer?

Writers do two things: They read and they write. Mostly write.

First, about reading: If you want to become a better writer you should read good writing. Not "fine writing" necessarily; after all,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th June 2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 557
Posted By Dan Curtis
Re: How Unique is Unique Enough?

When I mentioned this thread to my wife she said, "What a weird society we are in. What happened to being proud of your production?" I agree.

Whatever I write on my site or anywhere is just as...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st May 2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 532
Posted By Dan Curtis
Re: Freight Train Marketing

You need to be running your new activities as a "pilot project.". If you do you can avoid catastrophe and dramatically increase your chances of success.

First, there are things that you have done...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th April 2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 636
Posted By Dan Curtis
Re: Copywriter has a favor to ask: please answer this one question

I want to see results.

I don't care how much experience the person has.

I don't care who they were trained by.

I don't care how much time they put into their work.

I don't care how much...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th February 2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,109
Posted By Dan Curtis
Re: Beat Up by a 16 Year Old Girl...

I think you might be missing her real concern.

Is there food on the table and a roof over her head? If so, it would be unusual for her to be overly concerned about money, unless money has become...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th January 2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By Dan Curtis
Re: Working til 10am.....

Sorry, but this is not good advice.

This is not the way to become successful. The most successful people in any field, whether business or the professions or the arts, work diligently and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th January 2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,072
Posted By Dan Curtis
Re: WARNING: This Statistic May Make You Feel Ill

It has been proven that 93% of all statistics are just made up with no evidence whatsoever.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 4th January 2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 820
Posted By Dan Curtis
Re: Help with my business website

No, but that was my favorite show at the time.

So, now back to you and your site. I wonder if you are possibly in the witness protection program? You seem to have gone out of your way to be...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 3rd January 2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 820
Posted By Dan Curtis
Re: Help with my business website

Truer words were never spoken.

My opinion? Go ahead and build your site. Who knows how it will turn out or where you'll end up. It is fun to do, great experience and worthwhile. What is the worst...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd January 2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 918
Posted By Dan Curtis
Re: Sales copy should be like this

It should have pace and rhythm.

It should have proper dynamics, points of emphasis and points of relative silence.

There should be an artistry to it, something that communicates beauty and...
Forum: Copywriting 28th December 2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,216
Posted By Dan Curtis
Re: Any WeightLoss and fitness niche writers

I'm afraid I don't quite understand what you are asking.



What is your product?

What do you mean when you say it is "working very well online"?

What exactly are you trying to sell, and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th December 2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 471
Posted By Dan Curtis
Re: Wordpress Posts Or Pages

The concept of posts versus pages is generally about the value of each article and how long the article will remain valuable.

Posts give the idea of being temporary. That's why people use them for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,079
Posted By Dan Curtis
Re: Time for a Rant

I think your plan for internet marketing is a dead end. It will likely take your time and effort and not amount to much.

But you've already answered your own question:



My advice would be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th November 2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,069
Posted By Dan Curtis
Re: Can anyone give writing advice please? Should I call it a day?

Miss Bee,

I know that many people find this to be an acceptable explanation, but really, a professional writer would never offer this as an explanation. Having bronchitis doesn't explain writing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th October 2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,244
Posted By Dan Curtis
Re: How Big is Yours???

I realize that many of these answers are tongue-in-cheek. However, I think some people are missing the essential points.

It is not just "size matters." And it is not just "how responsive is your...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st October 2012, 11:07 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,140
Posted By Dan Curtis
Re: Enough with this quality BS already!!!

Here is how Google tests for "quality":

When they find new web pages they include the pages in their search results in order to measure the response. This is basically a test that Google runs to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st October 2012, 06:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,111
Posted By Dan Curtis
Re: Customer support requests: 6 years (!) after purchase

Whether it is unusual to replace DVDs or not, it shouldn't be.

There is a very successful company, The Teaching Company, that markets courses made by the finest college professors. And they will...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th September 2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,077
Posted By Dan Curtis
Re: Is there any decent writers on the WF?

You have my sympathy. Friends are bad that way, wanting to talk and have mutual conversations. I wish I had a solution for you.

Oh, by the way, there is a name for that affliction where you "keep...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th September 2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,359
Posted By Dan Curtis
Re: French Fries, Fast Food, Addiction... Pure Marketing?

Sorry to have to say this, but you couldn't be more wrong.

Marketing is not the reason fast food is an addiction. Just think about it: If marketing could cause addiction, then you could corner...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th September 2012, 10:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 939
Posted By Dan Curtis
Re: Who Is Responsible When The Newbie Goes Wrong?

There are two aspects to this:

One, I think if someone takes an action and gets into trouble, they are responsible for their own condition. It's easy to blame others. But it is their action that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th September 2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 5,045
Posted By Dan Curtis
Re: What's with the thanks bias?

What a disgusting joke, and to think that I laughed out loud when I read it. And I'm going to steal it too. Shame on me.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th August 2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By Dan Curtis
Re: Is this word ok to use in a domain name?

There are several ways of protecting intellectual property. The written word, for example, is protected by copyright law.

But names of products or businesses are something a bit different. They...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd August 2012, 11:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,302
Posted By Dan Curtis
Re: List Swapping / Solo Ad Ridiculousness

Outstanding post. Posts like this are the real value of the Warrior Forum.

You make some very important points:



This is refreshing. Providing value is the essence of marketing. It is easy...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th August 2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,509
Posted By Dan Curtis
Re: Can I reload other people's video back on to youtube?

Well, now, this just about sets the record for a distempered response.

There is nothing at all wrong with the original question or the person asking it. They simply would like some information.
...
Forum: Copywriting 7th August 2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 805
Posted By Dan Curtis
Re: Critique This Sales Copy

I got this far:



You are trying to sell with an intellectual appeal. I don't think it will work. Furthermore, this concept is a bit convoluted. If you are going to use an intellectual appeal...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th August 2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,523
Posted By Dan Curtis
Re: Got into trouble

Dear 27tryingtoamkeit,

My impression from your initial post and your replies is that you are a bit detached from reality.

Maybe it was your upbringing, or maybe it is from the society you live...
Forum: Copywriting 31st July 2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,456
Posted By Dan Curtis
Re: Shortest Sales Letter in History of WF - and get a load of the refund policy - love it!

Maybe I overlooked it but I don't see any grammatical error's.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th July 2012, 01:45 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 5,972
Posted By Dan Curtis
Re: A Question of Branding. Nearly died when I saw this .... lol

Quite surprising comments coming from a marketing website.

There shouldn't really be any doubters in this bunch.

This is an example of marketing at its finest. She has people talking and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th July 2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,863
Posted By Dan Curtis
Re: Hottest Niche At The Moment

Well, on the subject of alligator hunting, there is a crocodile (alligators and crocodiles are both "crocodilians") in Burundi they call Gustave.

The public has become more sentimental about wild...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th July 2012, 03:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,897
Posted By Dan Curtis
Re: Who, officially, was the first Internet Millionaire?

Mousimi,

I can't be sure, but it is possible that it is Leo Beranek or Richard Bolt of the company Bolt, Beranek and Newman.

Their company designed and built the equipment that was used to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th July 2012, 11:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 619
Posted By Dan Curtis
Re: Is it LinkedIn name bound by Copyright?

This is one of 29 trademarks for LinkedIn as listed in the website for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (http://www.uspto.gov/trademarks/index.jsp):



And as far as the comment: ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th July 2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 25,983
Posted By Dan Curtis
Re: Squeeze Page Or Opt In Form For A Blog?

Another interesting post from the always thoughtful Alexa Smith, and in a diabolically accurate prediction of truth stranger than fiction, a thread full of posts exhorting you to use a squeeze page....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th July 2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,740
Posted By Dan Curtis
Re: What is wrong with my writing?

You wanted to know what is wrong with your writing. Here are some quotes from one of your articles to give you some ideas:

In this sentence you have a non-essential phrase, "commonly referred to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd July 2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,413
Posted By Dan Curtis
Re: Cannot Find My Niche

Here is a formula for success:

Forget about finding a niche.

Just pick a topic that is of interest to you and of interest to a lot of other people.

Then become a true expert in that area...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd July 2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,977
Posted By Dan Curtis
Re: If I Sent You An Email About My Day, Would You Read It?

I agree with the sentiments of these two posts.

With my marketing I do only what makes sense to me, what I can feel proud of and what I enjoy. It doesn't matter to me if some technique might...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th June 2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,665
Posted By Dan Curtis
Re: Should I dump Wordpress and Build A Large Website Using Static HTML?

I like to use HTML for my site. I have over 300 key pages plus 500 pages of reader contributions.

I use includes liberally. Everything but the content is in includes. So if I want to change the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th June 2012, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 572
Posted By Dan Curtis
Re: Amazon help please

I think this will work:

Go to the Amazon Associates home page.

Look in the top right corner. There should be a dropdown box that says, "Select Locale."

Click that, and then choose the...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 20th June 2012, 12:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 530
Posted By Dan Curtis
Re: General questions about loans.. Please help.

It is very hard in our modern society to find reliable information about money.

Money as a subject has been twisted and perverted and hidden with one purpose in mind: to confuse the public and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th June 2012, 10:43 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,729
Posted By Dan Curtis
Re: Should my Squeeze Page be Honest or Bull$hit?

Dear Social App Zone Person,

I wasted some of my best erudition on a thread of yours this morning. Wasted because the thread was soon deleted, apparently because someone thought that you had...
Forum: Copywriting 6th June 2012, 05:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,592
Posted By Dan Curtis
Re: Copywriting novice! Any help would be much appreciated :)

There is only one thing to look for in a copywriter.

It is not experience.

It is not the amount of time they put into the project.

Or how well they understand your product.

Or how...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st May 2012, 11:29 PM
Replies: 537
Views: 80,358
Posted By Dan Curtis
Re: All-In-One: Free Software You Can't Live Without

Arachnophilia

"Arachnophilia is a Web page development workshop and general programming tool." Works with all operating systems.

Documentation and download information on this page...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st May 2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,888
Posted By Dan Curtis
Re: Did I Pick a HORRIBLE Domain Name?

WHOA!!! Everything in this thread made sense up to this sentence. But this is unquestionably a mistake.

If you incorporate the "traveling" aspect of terminal in your design you are mixing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th May 2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,197
Posted By Dan Curtis
Re: I will sign up if you guarantee 6 figures to me

It looks to me like everyone in this thread is missing the real point.

You are offering a product. You can ask for any amount of money on any terms and conditions that you choose.

They are...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th May 2012, 01:22 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,889
Posted By Dan Curtis
Re: College? I'd Rather Major in IM

I think you can succeed. Why?

Because you seem willing to work and seem to have a sensible viewpoint. I don't get the impression that you are a dreamer.

People that go to college make much...
Forum: Copywriting 24th May 2012, 12:51 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,856
Posted By Dan Curtis
Re: Will you help me with my slogan, please?

Melanie,

This is more than a slogan:



This is an example of product positioning, and it is a brilliant classic example.

Positioning was first developed by David Ogilvy in about 1969.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th May 2012, 11:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,017
Posted By Dan Curtis
Re: Authority Site ---> Pages are "Niche Site" model?

I do it a little differently.

On my primary site I have a main site concept: Let's say it is customizing cars.

Then I have sections for each area of customization. This could be frames,...
Forum: Copywriting 11th May 2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,988
Posted By Dan Curtis
Re: Why Are Copywriters So Expensive?

I agree entirely with the sentiment of this thread.

However, it is not the professionalism or diligence or ability to research or writing skill or reputation that is key. There is really only one...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th May 2012, 11:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,056
Posted By Dan Curtis
Re: How do you decide when you've given too much information?

In one way or another you are trying to sell a solution to a problem. Therefore the key is not to give them the solution for free.

When you solve the problem for them, then they have no need to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th May 2012, 11:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By Dan Curtis
Re: Glass Ceilings

If there are any limits imposed by Google they have not been made public.

It is not that such things are impossible. However, Google is a publicly traded company and is subject to some degree of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th May 2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,372
Posted By Dan Curtis
Re: Those who can - DO, Those who can't - TEACH

Most sayings that persist have some truth in them; this one is no different. Some people teach that aren't able to do it themselves.

But the best teachers in any field are skilled professionals...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd May 2012, 10:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,736
Posted By Dan Curtis
Re: Best Article Spinner?

Kukelka,

What you say is more important than how you say it.

Depending on the topic you might even be able to use the fact that you are a non-native English speaker to your advantage. It...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd May 2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,593
Posted By Dan Curtis
Re: How I earned $2,000 last month.

RonnyRaygun,

Fascinating thread.

I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes.

People talk about the fixation that "make money online" type people have with making money,...
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