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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th June 2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,414
Posted By Nicolaas Theron
Re: Using Payoneer to received payment for amazon..

How did you manage that? I am in South Africa and specifically asked Amazon if I can use the Payoneer account for direct deposit and they said no, I have to be a US citizen to qualify for direct...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th June 2012, 01:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,277
Posted By Nicolaas Theron
Re: Low Cost of Free alternative to Dreamweaver?

I still use Dreamweaver 8, and it's still perfectly fine for the CSS, HTML and XHTML I do. Back then it was still Macromedia Dreamweaver, fast and simple before Adobe turned it into a bloated...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th June 2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 661
Posted By Nicolaas Theron
Re: WSO Overload!!???

No matter how good a WSO looks, if you don't buy it, you'll seldom be missing out on anything. Very few products sold as WSOs offer anything new or "ground-breaking", and many of them are still...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th June 2012, 12:02 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,434
Posted By Nicolaas Theron
Re: I created a Tweetattacks clone, i can create a thread to sale this here?

Well at least your English has improved immensely in the space of a few posts. You're even capitalizing correctly now...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th June 2012, 11:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 618
Posted By Nicolaas Theron
Re: Using Stock Images

As the previous poster suggested, you'll have to read the T&C of the site you purchased it from. On most stock sites I use, using the image in a header wouldn't be a problem, but some providers have...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th June 2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 883
Posted By Nicolaas Theron
Re: Could I sell this type of article?

Think it was about $5 each. But I even saw writing samples earlier today on an article writing site that charges $20 per article which had elementary errors and clumsy sentences that your Squidoo...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th June 2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 883
Posted By Nicolaas Theron
Re: Could I sell this type of article?

I think your writing is actually very good.I've had a lot worse written for me and I've seen a lot worse in the writing samples of sites actively selling article writing services right now.

Go...
Forum: Warriors For Hire 23rd May 2012, 05:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 734
Posted By Nicolaas Theron
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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th December 2010, 01:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,396
Posted By Nicolaas Theron
Re: Plimus -vs- Clickbank

Well for higher priced products one advantage Plimus offers you is that their fees are lower. I think on a $297 sale you'll keep about $10 more clean profit with Plimus than with Clickbank. I've used...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th December 2010, 01:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,750
Posted By Nicolaas Theron
Re: Paying for ebook covers...?

Most professional designers use Photoshop and cover action scripts built specifically for Photoshop.

I'm a Photoshopper myself so I don't bother too much with anything else, but you can also...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th May 2010, 05:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 548
Posted By Nicolaas Theron
Re: Have site with traffic. But don't want to use: clickbank, amazon or adsense :Any suggestions?

Try Shareasale, much easier to get started with than Commission Junction. Very good commissions, wide range of niches.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th May 2010, 11:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 619
Posted By Nicolaas Theron
Re: Are You Influenced By Customer Testimonials?

In the IM niche I don't even read testimonials on sales pages anymore. When someone sounds like they're having an orgasm while talking about an ebook, you know they're either faking it or they're way...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd May 2010, 05:43 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,210
Posted By Nicolaas Theron
Re: INSANE... 96.7% Clickthrough rate from Ezinearticles

Well, I got the OP beat and I didn't even think much of the article in question.

http://xwebgraphics.com/ctr.jpg
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd May 2010, 02:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,157
Posted By Nicolaas Theron
Re: Anybody made any serious money with shareasale.com ???

Shareasale is quickly turning into the first place I look when I want new affiliate programs to promote. Solid range of products and niches, and I've already found a few good sellers. No complaints...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th February 2010, 02:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 940
Posted By Nicolaas Theron
Re: Myths of Competition Analysis?

I'm not a big fan of the "quotes" or intitle searches as I think these are misleading. I've hit top 10 spots in Google for keywords that have over 500k exact match competition pages in Google, while...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th January 2010, 01:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By Nicolaas Theron
Re: Adsense plug-in

Have a look at Quick Adsense as well. Simple to use, but you can ad a lot of ads (any kind, not only Adsense) to your blog. It includes widget support as well. It's what I use on my blogs. Better...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th December 2009, 09:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,608
Posted By Nicolaas Theron
Re: Holy Crap Is IstockPhoto Expensive!

There are plenty of images that start at 20 credits. Here's just one example:

Baby Time | Royalty Free Stock Photo Image | iStockphoto.com...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th December 2009, 03:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,608
Posted By Nicolaas Theron
Re: Holy Crap Is IstockPhoto Expensive!

Some of their vector drawings and photos are expensive, but most are reasonable at about 3 credits for a usable size. I think it depends on the source of the image and also whether it's an exclusive...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st December 2009, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 582
Posted By Nicolaas Theron
Re: Adding G analytics to my blogs

I agree with Gasen, go for the analytics plugin. I can't remember exactly what the problem was with the footer.php method, but it didn't work properly for me. Either Google failed to verify the code...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th September 2009, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,213
Posted By Nicolaas Theron
Re: Using google images for website?

Google images are simply images from websites around the Internet that match your search query. Most of them will be copyright protected and you will get in trouble if you get caught using them.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th September 2009, 11:13 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,499
Posted By Nicolaas Theron
Re: Did ya ever help someone and not even get a thank you?

I don't even expect to hear back from people I help anymore. Over the years you sort of get used to it. I'd say about 5%, maybe 10% gets back to me in some form or another. By far the most popular...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd September 2009, 02:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By Nicolaas Theron
Re: I need advice on how to format and deliver a pdf/video product.

Hi Charles,

Here's what I do, although I don't see too many other people using this method:

1. Create the videos in WMV format
2. Create a Windows Media playlist file of all the videos
3....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd September 2009, 08:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By Nicolaas Theron
Re: Use video alternatives... PLEASE!

I think the big problem with videos is that people tend to waffle on instead of getting to the point. I too have watched many 10+ minute videos that needed to be no longer than 2 minutes to show what...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st September 2009, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,889
Posted By Nicolaas Theron
Re: Best Photoshop Minisite Tutorial? Your Views?

Hi Chris,

I've got a minisite training product for Photoshop that's getting pretty good feedback from the members. The link is in my sig if you feel like having a look.

Not sure what exactly...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th August 2009, 05:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 618
Posted By Nicolaas Theron
Re: using quotes and low competition KW's

I think the only people who search with quotes are internet marketers doing keyword research. Searching with quotes simply gives you a rough idea of how many sites contain that exact phrase.

If...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th August 2009, 06:22 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,330
Posted By Nicolaas Theron
Re: EZA Tricks

It's all views from whoever finds the article in whatever way.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th August 2009, 11:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,482
Posted By Nicolaas Theron
Re: I hate clickbank. Please recommend me ANYTHING else

You can also try Plimus - Sell Online, Web Ecommerce, Online Shopping Software (http://www.plimus.com).
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th July 2009, 08:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 692
Posted By Nicolaas Theron
Re: New articles written...what next?

AUTOMATIC ARTICLE SUBMITTER for Elite Article Marketers (http://automaticarticlesubmitter.com) has a built-in rewriter/spinner. You provide extra phrases or rewritten sentences yourself, and once...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th July 2009, 07:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By Nicolaas Theron
Re: VideoTutorials..how to package them?

Hi Mr Otto,

I also use Camtasia, but Camstudio will probably do the job if Camtasia is a little too expensive for you. I prefer to package the videos in WMV format so the customer can download...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd July 2009, 03:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 867
Posted By Nicolaas Theron
Re: What Do You Wish You'd Known When You Were An IM Newbie?

Two people have already said it but it's well worth repeating: find one thing and commit to it. If you're going to write articles, learn how to do it properly and don't stop until you got it working....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th July 2009, 06:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 627
Posted By Nicolaas Theron
Re: Creating a PDf from microsoft word - Help?

Is Word creating the PDF itself or are you using a third party PDF printer? Many third party printers don't do active hyperlinks.

I use the Open Office Writer to create my PDFs. Just did your Word...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th July 2009, 06:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By Nicolaas Theron
Re: EZA Premium Membership

You won't stay there for long though. It can get you some extra views, but the real traffic with article marketing comes from articles that hit top spots in the search engines.

That's why doing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th July 2009, 05:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By Nicolaas Theron
Re: EZA Premium Membership

I'm platinum and my articles take on average 48 - 72 hours to be approved. You still get the odd slowdown period where they take a little longer, but I'd say you should get up to platinum first and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th July 2009, 01:09 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,237
Posted By Nicolaas Theron
Re: What do you think about people who buy your product through their own Clickbank ID?

Simple hypothetical example of how this can hurt a merchant:

Merchant runs a PPC campaign. He should get $60 straight per sale. His campaign costs him $200 per day, and he makes ten sales per day....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th July 2009, 02:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 564
Posted By Nicolaas Theron
Re: Need Advice

I'd be surprised if there aren't thousands of people out there with a list of products like that which they have no idea how to use.

With the aggressive marketing by ezine publishers, the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th July 2009, 02:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 681
Posted By Nicolaas Theron
Re: Page view numbers on your EZA articles?

Well that depends on whether the article hits the top Google results or not, how high up it gets and of course how many searches the keywords you are ranking for gets.

But, usually when I get an...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th March 2009, 02:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 577
Posted By Nicolaas Theron
Re: Article writting but you're not the writer? Is it profitable?

There are so many factors that come into play here. The product you're promoting, how many articles you have uploaded, the quality of the articles, your resource box, your landing page, etc. Check...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th March 2009, 04:45 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,500
Posted By Nicolaas Theron
Re: Best place to host 15 domains

You're never going to find only good reviews about a web host, as with most things in life. I've used Hostgator for probably 3 or 4 years now, and have no cause for complaint. I'll be getting another...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th December 2008, 05:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,097
Posted By Nicolaas Theron
Re: Anyone still having trouble with ClickBank?

Just for the record, I've been using FF3 since it was made available and there's nothing in my cookie exception list either.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th November 2008, 12:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 767
Posted By Nicolaas Theron
Re: >>>> Nobody reads testimonials, but they still increase sales? <<<<

Contrary to some posters here I actually attach more weight to a testimonial from an unknown than to a testimonial from some big name marketer (with a few exceptions). Too much JVing and mutual back...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th November 2008, 12:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 657
Posted By Nicolaas Theron
Re: Free Credit Card Graphics for Your Website

There are also a bundle of them at Credit Card Logos & Images (http://www.credit-card-logos.com). They're not as shiny as the ones Sherice found, but there's a huge variety.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th October 2008, 05:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By Nicolaas Theron
Re: FREE Royalti images

Be very careful. Most stock image sites don't allow their images to be used in templates. The only source I know of that allows that is bigstockphoto.com. Even then you cannot distribute the source...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th October 2008, 02:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 564
Posted By Nicolaas Theron
Re: royalty free pictures

Clip Art & Fonts From Serif Extra (http://www.serif.com/serifExtra/TemplatePages/Category/18/1.htm)

I haven't personally bought any of the ones they're offering at the moment, so I can't make a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th October 2008, 09:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 785
Posted By Nicolaas Theron
Re: Please stop/ban, "Is this a scam?"

Another danger of this type of advertising is in people not knowing how to use it. I've had people advertise one of my products in Adwords more or less like this:

"Product X scam"

And then they...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th October 2008, 07:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,465
Posted By Nicolaas Theron
Re: Where do you run your IM Empire from?

That sounds familiar! :D I used to flop right out of my office chair onto my bed. Sometimes I would forget I'd moved the desk and flop onto the ground...

Those were in the days when dialup was...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th September 2008, 02:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 899
Posted By Nicolaas Theron
Re: Why is my AdSense CTR so incredibly low?

Hi,

Sorry but your ads don't blend well at all in my opinion. To me that dark navy ad block just looks like a black hole. My eyes skip right over it and it's hard to read. Try using an ad block...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th September 2008, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,466
Posted By Nicolaas Theron
Re: Calling Brad or anyone at Bryxen Software!

Thanks guys (you too David, my stupid jokes don't often get laughs :D). I've never been to the KE forum, didn't know there was one!

As a matter of fact a PM to Brad here would probably have...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th September 2008, 07:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 951
Posted By Nicolaas Theron
Re: Are ebooks covers crucial?

Words sell. No graphic can right the wrong words. First get your words right, then worry about graphics.

A bad graphic can weaken your presentation. A good graphic can enhance it.

Forget about...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th September 2008, 06:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,466
Posted By Nicolaas Theron
Calling Brad or anyone at Bryxen Software!

Sorry to post this here but it seems outside of your ticket system there's no other way to contact you. I need to unlock Keyword Elite again but I'll be damned if I can get a ticket submitted with...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th September 2008, 12:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 915
Posted By Nicolaas Theron
Re: Writers: Required Reading...

I'm not sure if he's underrated, but then I don't really bother with reading press or reviews about authors.

But, I fully agree with you. Taking a book like IT for example...just the story, the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st September 2008, 03:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,454
Posted By Nicolaas Theron
Re: MINISITE WARS - ECOVER JUDGING - YOU DECIDE

These Battle of Britain reenactments get more ridiculous every year :p
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st September 2008, 03:33 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 6,703
Posted By Nicolaas Theron
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st September 2008, 06:57 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 6,703
Posted By Nicolaas Theron
Re: [QUICK] $100 up for grabs... design an ecover for MinisiteWars

Is your mummy the nasty type armed with a cake roller, a limited and slightly repetitive vocabulary and an apron that reads "I can't cook, but I can kick your ass"?

If so, is it too late to say...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st September 2008, 01:54 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 6,703
Posted By Nicolaas Theron
Re: [QUICK] $100 up for grabs... design an ecover for MinisiteWars

Hey Lucy, it looks like the squad of soldiers from my first entry deserted to you! I guess given the choice of looking at my face or at your face all day it's hardly a contest, so I don't blame them...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st September 2008, 01:44 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 6,703
Posted By Nicolaas Theron
Re: [QUICK] $100 up for grabs... design an ecover for MinisiteWars

Tim, designers are wimps. Just look at the organizers of this competition if you don't believe me. So a picture of designers fighting will be two people throwing wet toilet paper at each other while...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th September 2008, 04:41 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 6,703
Posted By Nicolaas Theron
Re: [QUICK] $100 up for grabs... design an ecover for MinisiteWars

Thomas makes an interesting observation here. Pulp's graphic is undeniably striking as a whole (you only need to look at the number of comments it's drawn to see that), but the ecover itself is, with...
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