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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st July 2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,378
Posted By thatjc
Re: Pore speling, bad punctuation; and terrible grammars

I expect that there are (a few) people who don't care about speech and writing grammar and articulation. I'm not one of those.

If you want to impress me, especially in a sales message, your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th June 2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 870
Posted By thatjc
Re: How often do you do it?

If you're running a WordPress website, you can get a Curation plugin that will go out every day and find you items of interest, according to the keywords you set.

I like "ExpressCurate".

You...
Forum: Website Design 2nd June 2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 724
Posted By thatjc
Re: New Design: Too much?

For me (DSL 1,200 bps) in Chrome, the zoom is very jerky and hesitates for several seconds between zooms. Also a noticeable lag before the large black text on white near the fold changes to a more...
Forum: Website Design 2nd June 2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By thatjc
Re: Please review my hosting website

Yes, the light blue does not nearly have enough contrast against the background.

If you use Photoshop or the free GIMP:

1. Put a black 1 px stroke around the characters
2. Use a blurry white...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd June 2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By thatjc
Re: Advice on domain names

Couple of concepts:

Start with a domain name containing good keywords. Then add more "secondary" domain names that you "park" on your shared web hosting server which "point to" your main domain.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd June 2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By thatjc
Re: How To Generate Income From a Successful Blog Site

Well, a standard approach is to:

Grow an email list:
* Use AWeber.com to post a prominant newsletter signup form on your site
* Use the AWeber autoresponder to provide a lot of value in the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd June 2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 739
Posted By thatjc
Re: Speedier Wordpress website creation software

I use a WordPress plugin called "Updraft Plus". The free version is great for making WordPress backups (e.g. to your DropBox account). The paid version has the ability to migrate a whole WordPress...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd June 2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,217
Posted By thatjc
Re: Best Recurring Payment Affiliate Programs 2014?

I've had good results with one of my website development clients with an online shopping cart service called "1 Shopping Cart (dot) com".

I installed it and set it up for him a few years ago. He...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd June 2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 478
Posted By thatjc
Re: Anyone use Sparkol Videoscribe software for thier business?

As an online marketer, I subscribed on a monthly basis for a couple of months to learn the Videoscribe software and offer it to my clients.

I found it easy to use and attractive. But it was not a...
Forum: Website Design 1st June 2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,417
Posted By thatjc
Re: What is the best graphic design software?

OK, if we're going to get simplistic (e.g. "pencil and paper"), the best design "software" is actually "wetware" - the mind (plus of course the heart and soul).
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th May 2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,876
Posted By thatjc
Re: Best Ways to Sell Digital Course Online?

Have you looked at the Moodle courseware? Used by many universities, has built in enrollment fee and transactions, social hangouts for students and much more. You can insert any media, give quizzes,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th May 2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 817
Posted By thatjc
Re: any tools and software that help product creation?

May not be an answer to your question, but for Kindle ebook creation, I use "Jutoh" from Anthemion software.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th May 2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,581
Posted By thatjc
Re: What is a good wordpress theme for a niche website

I wonder which typical website is not a "niche website"?

Anyway, I like the commercial themes from StudioPress and RocketThemes.
Forum: Website Design 25th May 2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 468
Posted By thatjc
Re: Website Spokesperson Video

Any page designed to persuade must start with a text UVP (Unique Value Proposition, your "offer").

As long as this is in text at the page top, I don't see any reason not to have a video below that...
Forum: Website Design 25th May 2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 886
Posted By thatjc
Re: Website Review Please

You should create a "Child Theme" in which to preserve your theme edits when you update your theme. Your web guy probably knows how. In the latest WordPress "JetPack" there is an automatic child...
Forum: Website Design 25th May 2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 708
Posted By thatjc
Re: Genesis Framework

The Genesis Framework (from www.studiopress) has become somewhat of a de facto standard.

It is excellent and also good for SEO. However, I sometimes prefer the "Gantry" framework shown on the...
Forum: Website Design 25th May 2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 886
Posted By thatjc
Re: Website Review Please

The background images must be huge, since they load so slowly. You should compress them a lot more (but not enough to make them look bad).

Remember that they load instantly for you (and anyone who...
Forum: Website Design 25th May 2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By thatjc
Re: Plugin to Place Opt-in to Lower Right of Homepage?

You could use an image with text in it, make it clickable and position that image wherever you wanted it. You could also design it to look like a button, or whatever.
Forum: Website Design 25th May 2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 657
Posted By thatjc
Re: How do I change the font for my website?

Yes, Google fonts will give you many great fonts to choose from. More than the standard "Web Safe" font families (those limit you to just the few fonts built into every popular web browser).

It's...
Forum: Website Design 25th May 2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 728
Posted By thatjc
Arrow Re: Which things make design more attractive and eye catching

There has been a lot of scientific market research done about online Visual Communication. This research supports the concepts of clean design, as described above.

And it makes for...
Forum: Website Design 25th May 2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,417
Posted By thatjc
Re: What is the best graphic design software?

How can you say "only Adobe Photoshop" if you need vector graphics (which Photoshop cannot do)?

There are projects where smooth color contouring (e.g. like photographs) is needed and Photoshop or...
Forum: Website Design 24th May 2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 728
Posted By thatjc
Re: Which things make design more attractive and eye catching

Good point gferrand. I often think of Apple and other top advertisers (e.g. slick magazine ads) as good Visual Communication examples.
Forum: Website Design 24th May 2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 728
Posted By thatjc
Re: Which things make design more attractive and eye catching

Simplicity in design is like beauty - hard to define and to achieve, but easy to recognize.

It takes hard work to build an easy website.
Forum: Website Design 24th May 2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,314
Posted By thatjc
Re: What material do I need in order to become a good logo/graphic designer?

"Talent" is a myth. Everyone born with normal faculties is naturally "talented", that is, extremely creative. These attributes have helped humans survive since the beginning. As survival factors of...
Forum: Website Design 20th May 2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By thatjc
Re: which wordpress theme can do this?

Yep - your website is infected.
Forum: Website Design 20th May 2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By thatjc
Re: Links not leaving site in WP??

1. Can you copy the link you are using and paste it into a web browser and get to the page you want? In other words, first test the URL to be sure it's correct.

2. In the WordPress editor, (Visual...
Forum: Website Design 20th May 2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By thatjc
Re: Becoming a web developer:

I agree with April above. The way to get good is to build a lot of websites. There is no substitute for experience.

I'd suggest you start out building websites for free for friends and family....
Forum: Website Design 20th May 2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 724
Posted By thatjc
Re: How do you Get Clients

The OP didn't say he was a marketer, only a developer.

While I think complete success as a website Designer/Developer should include expertise in Online Marketing, I don't expect every developer...
Forum: Website Design 20th May 2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By thatjc
Re: Troubles with spacing using CSS inline-block

I try to avoid ever using DW templates. At least for me they always seem to cause issues. Of course sometimes you really need them.

In building divs, be careful about any "size" parameters - they...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th May 2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 776
Posted By thatjc
Re: This is a too broad of a niche?! Hellpp!

have not read all the posts above, so hope I'm not repeating here.

You have narrowed your market niche enough when you can be a decent sized frog in your pond (but with a product you can PROVE is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th May 2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By thatjc
Re: Uploading Images? Could use a hand

So what HTML code did you use for your image? Here's an example of the correct syntax:

<img src="http://www.mysite.com/images/sunset.gif" />

Of course this assumes that you uploaded the image...
Forum: Website Design 19th May 2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 686
Posted By thatjc
Re: general idea hot or not

Main Issues are about bad usability and "Look & Feel":

1. No UVP (Unique Value Proposition) at top of page. Have to read 1-2 paragraphs just to find the page's exact topic.

2. In web pages,...
Forum: Website Design 19th May 2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 684
Posted By thatjc
Re: Speed up site

I think it's well worth the time to learn hands-on image compression (using Photoshop or the free GIMP). By doing such manual compression, you'll be able to fine-tune to get the smallest image file...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th May 2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 626
Posted By thatjc
Re: The limitations of "Information Marketing"

Frank mentioned "courses" above.

I think many publishers could pretty easily create online courses (or hire them built) using the excellent "Moodle" courseware at www.moodle.org/. Moodle is used...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th May 2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 484
Posted By thatjc
Re: Questions about ebook marketing

For Clickbank affiliates, I don't think a 60% commission on an inexpensive book is going to attract the best affiliates. I'd up the commission rate to 70% or more and count on my main income from my...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th May 2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By thatjc
Re: what tools/software do you use for SEO services?

I use Traffic Travis Pro, Google Analytics, Google Webmaster Tools, Google Keyword Planner, Screaming Frog, MOZ Local.
Forum: Website Design 17th May 2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 529
Posted By thatjc
Re: Alternatives to badges on home page?

I agree with Anne. Also make sure there is a "take-action" link or button in each slider image and think of them as presenting your UVP (Unique Value Proposition) since they are what visitors see...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th May 2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 528
Posted By thatjc
Re: Design Gurus

LOL @ Tom.....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th May 2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 788
Posted By thatjc
Re: Stuck

I haven't read all the many posts above, but for me it always comes back to refocusing on how to help people and defocusing on "making money".

Of course just "helping" doesn't necessarily provide...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th May 2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By thatjc
Re: Help with HTML

In WordPress the formatting of posts and pages is controlled by the theme you use. Many times you need to add custom "Inline CSS" code to get exactly the Look & Feel you want. Of course you do this...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th May 2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 528
Posted By thatjc
Re: DESIGN GURUs

Well, you COULD create an HTML page and save it to your desktop. Display all the color codes on that page (could probably be automated).

When you need one, open the page and hover your mouse...
Forum: Website Design 13th May 2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 599
Posted By thatjc
Re: Please critique my site

Hey thanks Ron! Haven't started the fixes yet, but your points will be taken aboard.

Would any of you like a critique of your website in return?

_jim coe
Forum: Growth Hacking 12th May 2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,866
Posted By thatjc
Re: OK ... so Growth Hacking. What's the Big Deal?

The term "hacker" has had a long and tortuous history. When I first heard it, like 3 decades ago, it was a very positive term meaning someone who made innovative hardware out of old junk or surplus...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th May 2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By thatjc
Re: Guideline on Which Products to Choose for Affiliate Marketing

Check out the free advice on Affiliate Marketing Training, Software & Support | Affilorama (http://www.affilorama.com), or get a paid subscription for even more. It's good, honest training and advice...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th May 2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By thatjc
Re: Hiring Staff.

If you want to build a "virtual office" or business - have you looked into that "Grasshopper" VOIP telephone system? Have not used it myself and am no affiliate, but it looks very interesting to me....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th May 2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By thatjc
Re: Need Wordpress theme suggestions

A paid themes website I like for the extreme customizability of their WordPress themes is RocketTheme (http://www.rockettheme.com). That is, using the "Gantry" framework available seperately (free, I...
Forum: Website Design 12th May 2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 599
Posted By thatjc
Re: Please critique my site

A BIG "THANKYOU" for the valuable advice! Especially from CynthiaC and Savidge4 for the detailed evaluations and ideas.

I'll certainly take action on this valuable advice.

On the issue of my...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th May 2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 856
Posted By thatjc
Re: Equivalent term for "Ease of searching for Online deals" ?

You might want to search the website of a group of online market research professionals called Marketing Experiments dot com: Discover Which Marketing Programs Really Work...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th May 2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 678
Posted By thatjc
Re: Adobe Photoshop / Graphics editors please advise

I'm an Adobe Photoshop master and have taught others. Here are some facts (and repeats of some above).

1. As you know, the *.psd picture file format is the native format for photoshop.
2....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th May 2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,176
Posted By thatjc
Re: I'm Fed Up!

I'm still a BlueHost fan, after several years.
Forum: Website Design 8th May 2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,314
Posted By thatjc
Re: What material do I need in order to become a good logo/graphic designer?

You also need to understand the difference between "Vector Drawing" (Adobe Illustrator or equivalent) and "bitmapped" or "Raster" graphics.

They are mutually exclusive. Bitmapped is for smooth...
Forum: Website Design 8th May 2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,004
Posted By thatjc
Re: Double Title problem?

You can just use a WordPress plugin to turn on or off the title in each post or page individually.

I use the "Toggle the Title" plugin. And that won't affect your Yoast "Wordpress SEO" plugin,...
Forum: Website Design 8th May 2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By thatjc
Re: Please recommend in wordpress font editor

I agree with Anne above. Any good WordPress plugin that lets you use the fine Google Fonts will give you hundreds of cool fonts to choose from.
Forum: Website Design 8th May 2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By thatjc
Re: Need Help on Website

Have you considered a chat system? Not what you actually asked for, but may be all you need? There are many available - even free.
Forum: Website Design 8th May 2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,321
Posted By thatjc
Arrow Re: How can I learn Webdesign ?

No matter whether you use WordPress or traditional HTML (like with Adobe Dreamweaver), you'll need to learn CSS. Buy a good CSS book. One I recommend is "CSS Cookbook" by Christopher Schmitt from...
Forum: Website Design 8th May 2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 599
Posted By thatjc
Arrow Please critique my site

..and I'll critique your website in return (first to responses get a crit). Please take off the gloves and don't "spare the rod".

Thanks folks...

Marin Web Developer...
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