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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th October 2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,587
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Advice from a million dollar marketer

For me, it was more that I didn't think my future customer was here.

I invest in the communities that build my business. When I reached the point that I was not learning anything new from the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th July 2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,105
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Tip For People With No Book Budget

That will show Amazon, all right. Cancel the $10 a month membership, and just buy books outright. I'm sure they're just mortified.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd July 2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 937
Posted By CDarklock
Re: do you put date of your post on your website?

Same here, but if content is evergreen, having it dated 2011 can make someone feel like it's outdated when it's not.

I think some posts need dates and others don't. I mean, if you write a post...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd July 2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 847
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Unsolicited PMs for product reviews

Why thank you. Go big or go home, I always say.



Reality IS rubbish, in case you hadn't noticed.

The overwhelming majority of what people pay me for is stuff they already know.

I just...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd July 2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 847
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Unsolicited PMs for product reviews

More than half of that post is real, actionable advice for getting people with this kind of expertise to view your request more favourably.

If all you take away from it is "oh he thinks he's so...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st June 2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,890
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Who in the forum sells something other than IM?

There are two kinds of people in an IM forum: people who sell something the IM crowd wants, and people who need help with IM.

If you know what you're doing and you don't sell anything IM related,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th June 2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,863
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Competitive Edge Of A Newbie

You can enter a smaller market.

Here's the fun part. That smaller market might have a whole hell of a lot of money in it.

When you say "smaller market," people usually think some trivial...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th June 2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,105
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Tip For People With No Book Budget

It costs nothing to enroll your book. The Kindle Unlimited subscription is $10 a month, and at any given time you can have ten books "checked out" to your Amazon account at no added charge. Authors...
Forum: Suggestion Forum 18th June 2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,391
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Would you support Warrior Forum if SIGNATURES were turned off?

There are none. It's counterproductive.

Owing to the Dunning/Kruger effect, crappy/spam posters don't know they're making crappy/spam posts. They think their posts are just as good as everyone...
Forum: Suggestion Forum 18th June 2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,391
Posted By CDarklock
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th June 2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 575
Posted By CDarklock
Re: How is this even possible?

Clearly either these people are brilliant marketers or Google is corrupt.

The problem cannot possibly be that your SEO analysis is based on incorrect or irrelevant information.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th June 2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,042
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Google - Destroying Your Business?

Google is purposely trying to destroy inaccurately high rankings for crappy websites.

This tends to destroy any crappy website that only really gets traffic from Google.

And that, in turn,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th June 2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,105
Posted By CDarklock
Tip For People With No Book Budget

Kindle Unlimited.

A lot of people don't realise this, but if you go through KDP Select, your book is automatically enrolled in Kindle Unlimited.

That means for $10 a month, you can read ANY...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th June 2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 953
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Affiliate Links in Ebooks?

You'd be dumb not to. If you're going to advertise someone else's product or service, and they have an affiliate program where you can get paid for that, GET PAID.

If they don't, then go ahead...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th June 2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By CDarklock
Basic Roadmap for Business

There's really a very simple series of things that go into building any business, and it's pretty constant. I call it a SLOT machine. (Yes, I sell stuff about this. But relax, nothing to buy here,...
Forum: Warriors For Hire 18th June 2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,329
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Marketing “Engine Mechanic” Pro Will Diagnose and Fix Your Broken Funnel [Live Coaching Call]

Jason is seriously the real deal, folks.

He's come down from the wilds of Canada to learn our secrets of sales and marketing and conversion, and for the past five years he's been soaking up all...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd May 2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 650
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Should I increase my post count for credibility

Making posts that don't suck will help it.

It's not about how many you make, it's about what people remember. If you're "that guy who posts meaningless crap," nobody cares about your thousands of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th April 2015, 04:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 796
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Does this bother you as a buyer?

I started a policy a couple years ago that "prices only go up." I don't put anything on sale. If I want to make a cheaper offer, I'll produce a lower-level product. And every time I update or...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th April 2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 923
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Eight Thousand Posts and Here I Am

It's not the same, but it's not bad. Harlan Ellison used to talk about what he called "the greasy pastiche of nostalgia" - I literally cannot remember a time that people weren't griping about how...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th April 2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,963
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Thanked 1000+ means Millionaire?

There's honestly no correlation. And in my case, at least, the high thanks is because I'd rather help people than make money. I hate it when I have to tell someone "hey, I could help you, but you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th April 2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,094
Posted By CDarklock
Re: $37 vs $47 - Which converts better?

Asking for opinions IS a test. Asking experts for opinions - even self-proclaimed ones - is usually better than asking random people on the street.



Like, for example, that testing is the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th April 2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,042
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Internet Marketer's: Everyone Says Stick with the Fundamentals ... So, What are They?

Yes... that is in fact the difference between ANY business and the kind of business YOU prefer.

Lots of people have unprofitable, unsustainable businesses. ;)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th April 2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 923
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Eight Thousand Posts and Here I Am

Do you have trouble making a delicious pizza crust?

I sure did. Let me tell you how terrible my pizza crust used to be...

BUT NOW my pizza comes out perfect every time because I learned this...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th April 2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,042
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Internet Marketer's: Everyone Says Stick with the Fundamentals ... So, What are They?

Not really. Most people confuse "fundamentals of MY business" with "fundamentals of ALL business," because clearly every other business is just a defective version of their own.

The real...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th April 2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,042
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Internet Marketer's: Everyone Says Stick with the Fundamentals ... So, What are They?

Seven? Easy.

1. Know what you do
2. Tell people what you do
3. Make a list of people who want that done
4. Offer to do it for money <- That's a business. You don't have this, you got nothin'....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th April 2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 923
Posted By CDarklock
Eight Thousand Posts and Here I Am

I don't know if we still do this - I've been away for a while - but every thousand posts or so the old school Warriors used to do this kind of rollup thing where we come in and say "hey, here's my...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th April 2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 796
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Who agrees with this marketing strategy?

They're the same way.

- Lead magnet convinces them to opt-in
- Email sequence convinces them to buy

Your "new" way is just how to line up those two things and convince in a certain way.

I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th April 2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,460
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Don't be so selfish

That's "your book is crap but we will still publish it if you pay us enough."

They'll invest in your success if you put some skin in the game. Just like anyone else. I'd never invest in a venture...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th April 2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,460
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Don't be so selfish

When you ARE in this position, you'll either understand why other people don't, or you'll learn by experience.

I recommend the understanding method. It's cheaper and less stressful.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th April 2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By CDarklock
Re: How can I monetize financial knowledge?

Call it a "secret" and charge money for it.

Works in any niche
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd April 2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 555
Posted By CDarklock
Re: How to find what people are struggling with?

Start trying to do what they want to do.

Like, let's say you want to get into weight loss. You don't have to be a hundred pounds overweight. Just say "okay, I'm going to lose ten pounds." And...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd April 2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,091
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Gary Bencivenga --- I'm not impressed!

Excuse me, but you get your bottle of olive oil by signing up to his quarterly automatic-bill olive oil club at $139 or $99 a quarter.

There's no obligation because you have 90 days to cancel...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th April 2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 723
Posted By CDarklock
Re: How the Freelancer acquisition will affect the Warriors for Hire section? Some proposals.

I always find it amusing to watch people scramble, in the wake of change, to secure some assurance that the change will personally benefit them.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd January 2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,214
Posted By CDarklock
Re: How to hide referral traffic sources

And use a secure connection. When you redirect from an https link, the TLS specification forbids the transfer of referral data. So they don't even know what your external domain is.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd January 2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,331
Posted By CDarklock
Re: A quick tip for newbies on niche choice

None. I don't care.

As far as I am concerned, none of that is even remotely relevant to my business. People are not going to be searching for my niche and stumbling across my website. They are...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd January 2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,331
Posted By CDarklock
Re: A quick tip for newbies on niche choice

Don't I know it.

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Forum: Off Topic Forum 22nd January 2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,263
Posted By CDarklock
Re: The Biggest Reason You're Probably Not Making Any Money Still?

The primary reason most people are not making money is that they are not MAKING it.

They are opening their pockets and WAITING for it.

"Free report join my list!" (wait)

"Affiliate product...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd January 2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,331
Posted By CDarklock
Re: A quick tip for newbies on niche choice

The buyer doesn't really want pretty feet, either, but some kind of thing they can get WITH pretty feet.

Feature -> Benefit -> Advantage.

Learned that from Colin Theriot. He's freakin'...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd January 2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,331
Posted By CDarklock
Re: A quick tip for newbies on niche choice

You are absolutely right.

Do you know how many kinds of shoes you CAN'T WEAR when you have horrible embarrassing toe fungus and ugly nails?

Target WOMEN with toe fungus. Then sell them toenail...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd January 2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,331
Posted By CDarklock
Re: A quick tip for newbies on niche choice

Every community of a certain size is really a series of subcommunities. Like in Andy's example:

Golf

Driving
Hazards
Putting


So if you decide to specialise in putting, then you have:
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd January 2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,331
Posted By CDarklock
Re: A quick tip for newbies on niche choice

Choosing a niche in three steps:

- You think about it every day
- Your customers think about it every day
- You know what your customers think

The best way to get these three things is to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd August 2013, 04:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 498
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Ideas needed - Run out of idea to write quality post once a week

Your problem is that you are trying to do a blog on a subject in which you are not only no expert, but totally inexperienced. You don't have new ideas about it because you don't have enough knowledge...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th August 2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,301
Posted By CDarklock
Re: How do you build a list quickly and cheaply?

That kind of IS the step by step plan.

1. Make an email followup series promoting affiliate products
2. Make a squeeze page and put the list opt-in form on it
3. Send traffic to the squeeze...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th August 2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 535
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Blogging Daily

Seven times the power of blogging valuable content weekly, and thirty times the power of blogging valuable content monthly.

Obviously.
Forum: Mind Warriors 16th August 2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 934
Posted By CDarklock
The Badass Manifesto

This is a rework of something I posted on my blog a couple weeks ago. The Warrior Forum has been a central part of my marketing education and efforts, so after letting my readers have the first look,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th August 2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,507
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Solo Ads Are The Great Big Guru Secret

"The best thing for (whatever) is something I sell." - every idiot loser who thinks he can market
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th August 2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,507
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Solo Ads Are The Great Big Guru Secret

Wrong. The secret is buying hyper-targeted solo ads.

You can't just buy a solo ad and automatically get hyper-targeted traffic. You have to buy the right solo ad from the right person with the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th August 2013, 12:49 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,490
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Biggest Reason Why People Fail in Internet Marketing

They don't want to.

Most people who start their own business want to HAVE a business, not to START a business or to RUN a business.

Starting and running a business takes hard work. Ask any...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th August 2013, 01:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 610
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Everyone preaches list-building

Making money 101:

1. Find a thing you can sell.
2. Find a person to whom you can sell it.
3. Sell it.

Step 2 is kind of hard. Let's break it down.

Listbuilding 101:
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th August 2013, 12:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 446
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Is it spam to do this?

Once you get that far, the answer is yes. If it were not spam, you would not have to ask the question.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th August 2013, 11:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 473
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Forum Marketing

The key words there are "your website." You can advertise your website all day long in this forum. We have no problem with your username and avatar being promotional crap, either, as you can clearly...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th August 2013, 11:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,028
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Empower Network! NEED ANSWER ASAP

Have we learned something?

Empower Network will let you sell five products for a $25 fee.

Clickbank will let you sell fifty thousand products for free.

Over time, you will start to see...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th July 2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,152
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Novel Writing Software

This was mentioned earlier: "novel writing software" doesn't write the novel any more than a screwdriver drives the screws. It's just a tool.

Some of them have plot generators, but those are...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th July 2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 627
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Domain Extensions

"Domain extensions are tools."

If you do not understand the comment, it is not the comment that is ignorant.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th July 2013, 01:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 918
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Warning to warrior newbies...

And if you go anywhere that product vendors hang out, you'll see a similarly countless number of complaints about the poor quality of many customers.

Reality check: people suck.

WSOs are made...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th July 2013, 01:31 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,147
Posted By CDarklock
Re: 7, 17, 27, 37 - Why the 7's???

It appears to stem from a weird little bit of brain science: the rational part of the brain thinks in tens, but the emotional part of the brain thinks in fives.

So the logic goes like this. You...
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