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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st August 2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,442
Posted By atrbiz
Re: Do people "enjoy" internet marketing?

Absolutely. I've been a semi-successful business thus far, working from home. I've built a steady stream of revenue and enjoy the web dev/marketing aspects :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st August 2017, 02:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 590
Posted By atrbiz
Re: Where does one start in Internet marketing?

I would recommend saving up a bit, then venture into an online business. In the meantime, you should lurk on the forum and review some of the processes folks are running to generate $$$.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st August 2017, 02:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 372
Posted By atrbiz
Re: Small Business Tips

Just reviewed the website in your signature.

First off, I'd highly recommend taking your site offline, hiring a quality designer, and relaunching your site with quality branding and layout that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st August 2017, 02:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 190
Posted By atrbiz
Re: Advise about traffic for non-responsive landing pages.

Well, considering a majority of traffic is via mobile devices, you'll definitely want to redevelop your landing pages so it's mobile ready.

I highly recommend Bootstrap as a responsive framework....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st August 2017, 02:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 664
Posted By atrbiz
Re: What marketing software would you pay $100 for?

KeywordTool.io is about $88/month and well worth it.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th August 2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 598
Posted By atrbiz
RE: Can't Afford a Domain

Unfortunately, it's extremely difficult to create a high-quality landing page and acquire traffic, with zero funds. You should save up at least $100 for a domain, hosting, and additional funds for...
Forum: Social Media 16th November 2016, 07:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 132
Posted By atrbiz
Re: Question regarding Facebook Ads - *Please Help*

I'm on his blog right now, thanks!
Forum: Social Media 16th November 2016, 07:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 132
Posted By atrbiz
Re: Question regarding Facebook Ads - *Please Help*

Please elaborate as I don't understand your point.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th November 2016, 09:11 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 62
Posted By atrbiz
5 Actionable Steps For a Better Converting Page

Just read this article and thought I'd share it with you all, these are all important points to increase site conversions, and unfortunately, a lot of times, we end up skipping the basics. Always a...
Forum: Social Media 14th November 2016, 08:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 132
Posted By atrbiz
Question regarding Facebook Ads - *Please Help*

I currently run PPC and Craigslist ads for my web development business, and will soon start FB ads. I'm looking to to target business owners in the US, is there a specific category for "business...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th November 2016, 08:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 100
Posted By atrbiz
Re: Is there a way to detect Entrepreneurs in Fb Ads?

I'd love to know the answer to this too :cool: ...I currently run PPC and Craigslist ads for my web development business, and am looking to start FB ads. Thanks.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th November 2016, 09:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 780
Posted By atrbiz
Re: How much should one expect to earn full time from Fiverr?

You should look into building your own site, showcasing your work, and various services offered. I'm not an expert in certain aspects of web design/development, however, that doesn't stop me from...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th November 2016, 09:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 345
Posted By atrbiz
Re: 500-1000 users per day, best way to monetize?

Have you looked into BuySellAds.com?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th November 2016, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By atrbiz
Re: Anthony Hayes Rip Off Merchant with Backlink Commando?

1) Initially, file a complaint with the platform you purchased it (Clickbank, WarriorForum, etc) and provide full details.
2) Assuming Step 1 doesn't work, which it should, then file a dispute with...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th November 2016, 08:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 341
Posted By atrbiz
RE: What is the best resources (website name) for learning SEO Keyword research?

Here's a great SEO resource for beginners. It will definitely get you started, so you have an understanding of the fundamentals.
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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th November 2016, 09:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 941
Posted By atrbiz
RE: Attention newbies - Reasons why your blog sucks (and how you can fix it).

Oh, another tip, don't assume that cool WSO you just purchased will truly generate unique, high quality articles within seconds.. :-D
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th November 2016, 09:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,021
Posted By atrbiz
RE: best way to make money with a blog ?

Everyone is repeating the same thing...adsense, adsense, adsense....that's great, BUT, that's not the main component to a successful online business/blog. You MUST first structure your content based...
Forum: Social Media 8th November 2016, 09:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 938
Posted By atrbiz
RE: Why you should NEVER buy Facebook likes - EVER.

Please clarify...you've built fb fan pages with 100k likes, are these real followers or bot likes? For $500, I'm going to assume it's bot likes, but correct me if I'm wrong. I agree, likes and social...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th November 2016, 09:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 726
Posted By atrbiz
RE: Has working in IM made you anti-social?

I've been working from home over the last 5+ years, running my own web dev business. I interact with clients often, but yes, I have become slightly anti-social, which is why I've signed up for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th November 2016, 03:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 490
Posted By atrbiz
Re: Best advice for a fresh newb?

Best advice for a newb? Do not procrastinate like I initially did, as you'll end up wasting time and money. Also, set realistic goals as far as how many new products you're going to launch, etc. Set...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th November 2016, 12:18 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,335
Posted By atrbiz
Re: I can post on Craigslist. How do I monetize?

I've been using CL for over 5 years now to generate leads for my web development business. It's not a consistent lead source, as I rely on PPC, SEO, and strategic partnerships, however, I've gotten...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th November 2016, 04:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 267
Posted By atrbiz
Re: In need of help with my business idea

Please make sure you hire an experienced developer with an understanding in site security, as it's critical if you're going to launch a new platform like the one you've described. Consult with a few...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th November 2016, 04:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 210
Posted By atrbiz
Re: Testimonials - Yay or Nay?

I'm in the process of going on-site and recording a few client testimonials for my new landing pages. I'm not a fan of text based testimonials, with videos your prospects are more likely to connect...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th November 2016, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By atrbiz
Re: Payment Solution for WooCommerce

I don't recommend PayPal as they've held funds for weeks with zero explanation, I personally experienced this and a few of my clients.

Currently, I use Stripe and Authorize.net on a few sites. No...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th November 2016, 03:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 271
Posted By atrbiz
Re: HELP! I've got a micro-managing client - give me your 'polite' ways for saying back off...

I used to have this issue in the past, however, now, I've improved my project management process and implement a scrum methodology. Once I've sold a client on a web development project, I will then...
Forum: Website Design 4th November 2016, 01:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 308
Posted By atrbiz
Re: Best wordpress plugins for SEO

I've used Yoast on several sites with great results. I'm going to test SEO framework on a new site I'm working on.
Forum: Website Design 4th November 2016, 01:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 771
Posted By atrbiz
Re: What are your biggest challenges as a web designer?

Initially, it was dealing with clients that paid less than $1k for a site build, and assumed they would get $5K-10K worth of site development, custom graphics, etc.

Currently, I only work with...
Forum: Website Design 4th November 2016, 01:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 227
Posted By atrbiz
Re: What feeling does this design give you?

It's a simple site, with a clean look. I like the logo.

I'd recommend testing out the following:

- add a very thin border around the features/benefits listed above the blue "get it now"...
Forum: Website Design 4th November 2016, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 117
Posted By atrbiz
Re: Where did you learn to code?

I've learned coding from YouTube, UDemy.com courses, and online tutorial sites with free how to guides.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th November 2016, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 146
Posted By atrbiz
Re: is my site getting ddos attacks?

Your hosting company's support team should have systems in place to minimize attacks and isolate them.

If your site is going offline as you've described, you could have an issue server-side...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd November 2016, 11:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 390
Posted By atrbiz
Re: Make your business card unique so people remember you

I've been running my web development business over 5 years now and still don't have biz cards, with that said...I'm going to design and print biz cards in the coming weeks. Gotta have it on standby.
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd November 2016, 10:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 779
Posted By atrbiz
Re: Pressure Washing

Get yourself a simple site created with a strong lead capture form, and link it to a Yelp profile with the correct categories listed. You should definitely get leads from Yelp, of course once you get...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd November 2016, 10:30 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,698
Posted By atrbiz
Re: What happens when you're all about the ideas, but not the action?

You end up like me for many years, a top procrastinator, however...that has changed and I'm now seeing success with my web development business :)
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd November 2016, 08:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By atrbiz
Re: How to Advertise Specialized B2B Manufacturer

Terry - No problem, happy to help you all out! I would also recommend reaching out to this organization (http://www.ame.org/) as they have connections with many manufacturing companies and host...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st November 2016, 09:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 143
Posted By atrbiz
Re: The WORST Clients Pay The BEST: True or False?

I've been running my web development agency for 5+ years now, and have worked with various clients ranging from SMBs to Government agencies. Based on my experience, high paying clients are the best...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st November 2016, 09:19 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,392
Posted By atrbiz
Re: There is no such thing as EASY money... why does everyone keep on going on about it?

Making $$$ is not an overnight process, it requires a lot of planning, execution, and consistency. I've been running my own web development company for over 5 years now, and I'm constantly testing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st November 2016, 05:16 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,960
Posted By atrbiz
Re: What has your biggest win been online so far?

The day I closed a $30k+ web development deal with a government agency. I took over their Drupal site migration as their previous web development partner failed to deliver in a timely manner.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st November 2016, 05:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 344
Posted By atrbiz
Re: How would you feel if Paypal did this?

Unfortunately, I haven't had a great experience with PayPal. Years ago they held my business funds for almost 2 months because they needed to verify my account. even though I sent ALL forms of ID...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st November 2016, 04:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 239
Posted By atrbiz
Re: Freelancers take note - reasons why you should stop billing by the hour.

I used to charge a flat fee for web development, currently, I charge on a hourly basis, and I make a lot more money as my clients receive higher quality work and support. It works out for me :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st November 2016, 04:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 462
Posted By atrbiz
Re: What Internet Marketing Techniques are Best For Startup Businesses?

95% of my business is generated via PPC Ads (Adwords and Bing), and only 5% via local networking.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st November 2016, 04:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,206
Posted By atrbiz
Re: Amazon closed my Associates account - strange reason

Have you escalated the issue with an Amazon manager?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st November 2016, 03:35 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 1,804
Posted By atrbiz
Re: What REALLY motivates you in your business - the success or the money?

Well, if a business man/women is successful in their business, they usually end up making money :) ...it goes hand in hand. I didn't start a web development business to become a millionaire, and I'm...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 1st November 2016, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By atrbiz
New Logo Idea Needed - Please provide your feedback

I'm currently in the process of designing a new logo for my company, Elevated Web Design.

My partner and designer is in need of some direction to start the design process. Which logo do you like...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st November 2016, 02:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,200
Posted By atrbiz
Re: Start an online buisness?

If you're experienced with PC repair, then yes, you can advertise locally on Craigslist in the computer services section...consistency is key. If you don't have PC repair experience, then you can...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st November 2016, 02:26 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 1,804
Posted By atrbiz
Re: What REALLY motivates you in your business - the success or the money?

My goal has always been to design and build a website that will have the WOW factor when I hand it off to my clients, also, providing them transparent site support/recommendations on an on-going...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st November 2016, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,023
Posted By atrbiz
Re: Multiple ads on Craigslist with same phone #?

I've posted on CL for over 5 years and typically, I'm able to post up to 3 ads within 24 hours before CL blocks my duplicate ad. It's all about testing it out.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st November 2016, 02:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 422
Posted By atrbiz
Re: What are the little things that have made big changes in your work day

1) Jiu-Jitsu training, it has improved my cardio, flexibility, and just overall it's an awesome martial arts. I've been more focused on my business the moment I started training 6 months back. Highly...
Forum: Programming 1st November 2016, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 220
Posted By atrbiz
RE: What is the language of the future?

I would learn the following:
1) Laravel
2) Symfony
3) AngularJS
4) Drupal 8 (if you want to target large companies, gov agencies, and non-profit organizations)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st November 2016, 12:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 372
Posted By atrbiz
RE: How long should e-book be?

It could be a simple 5 page ebook you've written for the sole purposes of lead generation by giving out free tips to prospective clients, or, it could be a 150 page guide on SEO. The point is, don't...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st November 2016, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,195
Posted By atrbiz
Re: The Monthly Cold calling challenge

Is it strictly a mobile app, or, can I access a web based version? Thanks!
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st November 2016, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,195
Posted By atrbiz
Re: The Monthly Cold calling challenge

Warriors...share your updates, how many appts/sales made thus far? Don't be shy :)
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st November 2016, 11:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 600
Posted By atrbiz
Re: Are phone calls still a major source of marketing?

Absolutely. I've been relying on PPC, telemarketing, local networking, and Craigslist over the last 5+ years. Each channel has generated valuable clients and partnerships.
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st November 2016, 11:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 319
Posted By atrbiz
Re: How do you market yourself as an authority in your industry?

I focus on Drupal and Wordpress site development, and charge $10k-$20k per site build. I've developed a quality list of client references and case studies over the years, which is a key tool in my...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st November 2016, 11:37 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,414
Posted By atrbiz
Re: Thanks to Craigslist I landed a $19k web design deal!!!

Wow...I originally created this thread in 2011 and we're about to hit 2017! I thought I'd update my fellow Warriors...I'm still running my web development agency and business has been consistent....
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st November 2016, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 83
Posted By atrbiz
re: How Can I Get Clients to My Product?

Well you could always use a site such as salesgenie.com or similar to find wholesale suppliers, but before you do that, you should make sure you have a sample of your product ready to go, as...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st November 2016, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 106
Posted By atrbiz
Re: Can online and offline marketing co-exist?

Yes, it's obvious, they go hand in hand. If you're sending direct mail to prospects for example, you better send a follow up call to maximize your ROI. Basic rules most folks forget to follow.
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