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Forum: Off Topic Forum 25th September 2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,117
Posted By Peter Bestel
Re: Name the Albums from these pictures

That's were you went wrong, Kim. I charged HIM ;)
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11th May 2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,215
Posted By Peter Bestel
Re: What About Your Hat?

I don't wear hats - they're silly! ;)
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11th May 2012, 09:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 845
Posted By Peter Bestel
Re: Young Warrior (14) got herself a record contract

Thanks again for your comments guys.

Gary - I love the idea of people watching her/our journey from a distance, that gives me a real buzz.

We all loved the Matt Baker video too. I know he may...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10th May 2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 845
Posted By Peter Bestel
Re: Young Warrior (14) got herself a record contract

Just a quick update - we've been just a little bit busy with the launch of Zoƫ's single which has been going great guns on Amazon. It got up to #3 in the folk(?) chart within a couple of days and...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 4th April 2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 954
Posted By Peter Bestel
Re: Group's I have never seen in any thread here before.

OK, this is one I'm reasonably confident won't have appeared here. It features Ade Edmondson (Brit comic) and a selection of guys from various bands and they specialise in cover versions of punk...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 5th March 2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,068
Posted By Peter Bestel
Re: Sad News: R.I.P. John Ritz

Truly sad. I'd bought a product or two from John but didn't know him. Seemed like a genuinely nice guy and another asset to this community is lost.

As Elmer said, forty four is way too young. A...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 13th February 2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 845
Posted By Peter Bestel
Young Warrior (14) got herself a record contract

Hi guys

A while back my daughter, Zoe was struggling with what to do with her spare time. She joined the Warrior Forum as a possible way to make a bit of pocket money... but she got distracted,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd April 2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 14,544
Posted By Peter Bestel
Re: RIP: Bev Clement

Communities like this need people like Bev. She has and will be missed.

My thoughts and that of Heather and Zoe are with you now, Rob.



Peter
Forum: Off Topic Forum 25th March 2011, 04:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 474
Posted By Peter Bestel
The Marvellous Stephen Fry attacks the Wombats

I was reminded of this audio podcast the other day and someone has cleverly put it to an animation for YouTube.

Although Stephen doesn't use the term Wombat, I think Paul Myers would approve!
...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 21st February 2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,741
Posted By Peter Bestel
Re: AM losing hair and i am just 21!

I started losing my hair from the age of 17, that was nearly 30 years ago.

For me, there has been 5 stages of baldness.

1. Denial - I'm not losing my hair, the cat must've been sleeping on my...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 21st February 2011, 06:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By Peter Bestel
Re: Hello from a new (younger) member...

There's nothing wrong with aiming to be a millionaire by the time you're 21, you know, never mind 30!

Afterall, I don't fancy waiting 16 1/2 years before you can keep me and your mum in the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th February 2011, 07:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,441
Posted By Peter Bestel
Fix for Facebook bugs

With all the new updates to facebook it seems that there are more than a few bugs in the system just at the moment. They don't appear to effect all accounts, just a select (I like to think, very...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 9th October 2010, 01:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 798
Posted By Peter Bestel
John Lennon's 70th - what if he had lived to see it?

A very clever, witty and somewhat cynical piece, imagining if Lennon had survived the shooting of 30 years ago.

Lennon at 70! | Culture | Vanity Fair...
Forum: Mind Warriors 23rd September 2010, 01:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 596
Posted By Peter Bestel
"It makes me so mad..."

I'm aware that all sensible Warriors know that you can only influence the things over which you have influence. There's little point (absolutely none in my case!) in pulling your hair out over stuff...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd September 2010, 08:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 934
Posted By Peter Bestel
Re: Raise a glass to success

Chris - I've sent you a PM

Paul - cheers Paul, sorry, slange var
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd September 2010, 07:39 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,988
Posted By Peter Bestel
Re: Fake video testimonials - Truly sickening trend

I didn't see this thread as a complaint, more of a public service announcement for those who may be in need of reminding that there's less than scrupulous people out there willing to deceive.

I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd September 2010, 01:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 934
Posted By Peter Bestel
Re: Raise a glass to success

Thanks to everyone for your kind words.

Don - Will they work on you? Absolutely... if you want them to ;)

Babypar - Do they really work? What do you expect me to say! :confused:

leebarclay -...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st September 2010, 03:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 934
Posted By Peter Bestel
Raise a glass to success

Not a frequent a visitor as I used to be on here as I've been busy elsewhere, but thought I'd pop back with a good news story.

As some may already know, my business partner is my wife, Heather....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th September 2010, 05:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,961
Posted By Peter Bestel
Re: Market Samurai not pulling SEOC for anyone else?

Have you made sure you're running the latest version?

I noticed my automatic update option was switched off and it was returning some wacky results and failing to get all the SEOC results. Once...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd September 2010, 02:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,129
Posted By Peter Bestel
Re: Which Are Easier to Sell? Digital or Physical Products?

Dan,

This will vary depending on the niche, but as a generalisation, dollar for dollar, folk place a lot more value on physical products compared to digital.

I've found that in the big wide...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd August 2010, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 769
Posted By Peter Bestel
Re: WHY... ? (17 Questions To Transform Your Business)

Dr Mani,

Your questions are great, but I'd like to suggest that they could be more useful if phrased differently.

The way you have worded them leads to answers that are quite negative and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd May 2010, 02:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,387
Posted By Peter Bestel
Re: What does "treat IM like a business" actually mean

'Treat it like a business'

Mmm, you know, I think I've said those words before and I was probably referring to one aspect, one activity that someone wasn't getting the results they desired from. ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th March 2010, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 858
Posted By Peter Bestel
Cool text toolbar for Firefox

It's been around for a while and a lot of you will already know about it but it's a favourite of mine so I thought I'd share.

Text Formatting Toolbar (http://codefisher.org/format_toolbar/)
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th March 2010, 01:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,232
Posted By Peter Bestel
Where are all the List Control alternatives? Frank Kern has done you a massive favour.

This gets me every time there's a big launch, where are all the products that complement List Control?

I know there are quite a few out there, and yes, some marketers 'get this' and are promoting...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th March 2010, 12:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,325
Posted By Peter Bestel
Re: List Control - yeah, that's just what this forum needs

(I'm obviously disappointing a lot of people with the content of this thread, given the title - 200 views and 4 replies. Hehe.)



It is amazing how many people on this forum, who purport to be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th March 2010, 03:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,325
Posted By Peter Bestel
List Control - yeah, that's just what this forum needs

Yes we all need list control.

But, sorry to hoodwink ya, this has nothing to do with an apparent recent launch that's been going on recently, but it IS related to the seemingly unending desire for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th March 2010, 04:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 876
Posted By Peter Bestel
"You Are Not Your Customer" - How many times have you heard it? And even so...

I don't believe it!

I've lost count how many times I've said it to my clients or friends looking to start businesses and folk on this forum, and yet haven't I just gone and done this exact same...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st March 2010, 09:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,407
Posted By Peter Bestel
Re: YouTube changed - now your animated arrows point in the wrong direction

Ah, a few minutes in Fireworks and we have the answer...

http://www.peterbestel.com/images/spin-arrow.gif
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st March 2010, 09:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,407
Posted By Peter Bestel
Re: YouTube changed - now your animated arrows point in the wrong direction

Jill,

That's brilliant. :D

You may have to do that on ALL your future videos as this is how your YouTube page looks to me:

http://www.peterbestel.com/images/jill-carpenter.jpg

Note your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st March 2010, 05:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,407
Posted By Peter Bestel
YouTube changed - now your animated arrows point in the wrong direction

Noticed this morning that YouTube have moved the resource box to underneath the video.

This means that all those videos (including some of mine) that have animated arrows pointing to the right...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th February 2010, 12:47 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,645
Posted By Peter Bestel
Re: A Customer Is Always Right. Do You Agree With This Statement?

Maybe I'm just a weirdo, but I like to treat my customers with respect, even if that means informing them that they're wrong.

I don't shout at them and belittle them. I don't drag them into the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th February 2010, 02:26 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,645
Posted By Peter Bestel
Re: A Customer Is Always Right. Do You Agree With This Statement?

But why not both?

I'd hazard a guess there aren't many members of this forum that have such large businesses that they don't interact directly with their customers on a regular basis.

We are...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th February 2010, 08:15 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,645
Posted By Peter Bestel
Re: A Customer Is Always Right. Do You Agree With This Statement?

Don't you think that this phrase, 'The customer is always right' was dreamed up by some senior member of a large organisation who was attempting to distil the company's customer service policy into...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st February 2010, 03:10 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,982
Posted By Peter Bestel
Get off the Warrior Forum if you want to be successful...

I heard it said recently, by someone I forget, and I've heard it said before by lots of folk that preach success, and it goes something like:

"If you want to be successful, surround yourself with...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th January 2010, 04:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,038
Posted By Peter Bestel
Do you pay much attention to cultural differences?

I showed a traditional long sales letter to a friend of mine the other day. (A Brit, like me) He's not aware of IM too much although he IS very computer and Internet savvy.

After scrolling up and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th January 2010, 12:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,207
Posted By Peter Bestel
Re: If I had $5k to spend...

Rod

That's exactly it!!

How the heck can a newbie (by definition: knows nothing but the 'potential' of making money on the internet) flip a website, or know what to do with a $97 PLR product,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th January 2010, 11:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 846
Posted By Peter Bestel
Re: Would you buy a ipad?why?

I'd buy one.

If this has a fraction of the potential I think it's got for publishing and reading of e-books, I want one to play with so I can publish the right type of content for it.

This...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th January 2010, 03:52 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,996
Posted By Peter Bestel
Re: What Do Newbies really, really want...

I'm seeing a lot of replies suggesting what newbies 'need'. Kim's question was, what do they 'want'.

It's present in all markets, but any market that deals with new, uninformed customers will find...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th January 2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,174
Posted By Peter Bestel
Apple iPad using ePub format for ebooks -

With the launch of the iPad:

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2010/1/27/1264617564713/Apple-CEO-Steve-Jobs-laun-002.jpg

Amazon might be a wee bit worried (or not,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th January 2010, 12:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 949
Posted By Peter Bestel
Re: Another question...

Maybe in an ideal world you could turn your passion directly into a business opportunity. Some folk are lucky enough to do that successfully. This is where, I believe, the advice of turning your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th January 2010, 03:26 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,641
Posted By Peter Bestel
Re: Quit your job tomorrow to persue a carreer in Internet Marketing. I even told my Daughter this.

Excellent OP George

It's a great way to dip your toe in and see if you want to venture any further, without losing the so-called security of a J.O.B. - Market research I believe they used to call...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 8th December 2009, 03:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By Peter Bestel
Forum: Off Topic Forum 7th December 2009, 12:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,180
Posted By Peter Bestel
What to do when lightning strikes

No, not a metaphor, I mean when actual lightning strikes your home/office.

This happened to a friend of mine, his house didn't take a direct hit but it was close enough to the phone cable to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st December 2009, 03:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 678
Posted By Peter Bestel
Re: Don't trash the competition - just make more money than them

John,

No idea of the origins, but slating means trashing. You could also say 'slagging off' ;)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st December 2009, 09:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 867
Posted By Peter Bestel
Re: What do you hate most about IM?

What do I hate about IM?

Focusing on things I hate about IM.

No time for it, enjoying it too much.

See ya!

Peter
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st December 2009, 09:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 678
Posted By Peter Bestel
Don't trash the competition - just make more money than them

I just received an email from a very well known marketer (and by his account, a highly financially successful marketer) that did nothing but ridicule his competition.

His criticism was poor...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th November 2009, 12:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 688
Posted By Peter Bestel
A rant about rants

First off, an apology - this isn't a rant. I lied. I just said that for effect. So sue me.

What this post is, is an observation.

An observation that might save you some heartache, cool you down...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th November 2009, 10:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 805
Posted By Peter Bestel
Are Aweber 'finally' getting their form builder sorted? NOW LIVE!!

If you're an Aweber user that's wanted to do anything but a standard (for standard, read boring) opt in box, you'll be aware that the html their site generates is woefully inadequate.

Well, it...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 1st November 2009, 04:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By Peter Bestel
Re: Warrior Forum time change issue

If it helps Bill (and I'm really not sure it will!!) I'm in the UK and on GMT. The time on this forum is correct for me. It reads:

"All times are GMT. The time is 10:37 AM"

All this putting...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st November 2009, 03:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,203
Posted By Peter Bestel
Re: I just signed a 3 year contract at work. Am I a sellout?

The decisions you've made sound very reasonable to me.

I think folk can get unnecessarily hung up on not wanting to get regular, paid employment as they see it as, as you put it, 'selling out'. ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th October 2009, 08:47 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 6,254
Posted By Peter Bestel
Re: Not Being Rude Or Anything...

I agree Adam,

It's not about anonimity, it's about memorability.

It's not even about selling stuff, it's about communicating.

However you use this forum you've got to remember it's a HUGE...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th October 2009, 02:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,323
Posted By Peter Bestel
Re: Stock Images as Avatars on WF? Seriously?

Personally, I don't see anything wrong with using these type of images as your avatar...

I mean, who could take offence at

http://www.cazcarpetman.com/stickman_waving_md_wht.gif

or even...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th October 2009, 12:14 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,917
Posted By Peter Bestel
Re: Don't Listen to John Reese

If John really has done this simply to court controversy then it's irresponsible. It's one thing to take a stand that causes lots of discussion, but this is actually giving people advice that may be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th October 2009, 12:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,150
Posted By Peter Bestel
Re: Remember the "Thanks" button !!??

Just another point worth noting:

Adding your 'Thanks' alone to a post will not subscribe you to a thread. You would have to manually subscribe using the Thread Tools if you haven't contributed to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th October 2009, 11:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,150
Posted By Peter Bestel
Re: Remember the "Thanks" button !!??

A gentleman as always Mr Hurlstone.


Maybe you're right John, at least I think you are... what was the question again?

Somebody (forget who) reminded me of that joke:

WARNING: BAD JOKE...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th October 2009, 06:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,150
Posted By Peter Bestel
Re: Remember the "Thanks" button !!??

Croeso !!!


This thread is so filled with both intentional and unintentional irony that it's in danger of becoming something that's... got too much irony in!

Thanks for ALL the contributions!...
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