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Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 10th November 2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 732
Posted By Work1099
Re: Testing headlines with cheap traffic, fine tuning with high quality traffic?

For any test, you want to control as many aspects of the test as possible ... and then only change one thing; in this case, changing only the headline. Testing it with a different traffic source than...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 10th November 2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,151
Posted By Work1099
Re: Which is better for traffic, Facebook or Adwords

There is no clear-cut answer to this; it varies case-to-case. The primary difference is that Facebook allows you to target people in different ways than Google does. It's worth analyzing each of...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th November 2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,046
Posted By Work1099
Re: Understanding keyword efficiency index (KEI) - My Thoughts

This algorithm is suffering in one key area. It's calculating competition based on the number of competing websites. Not all competing websites are real competition; most of the time, there are a few...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th November 2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 668
Posted By Work1099
Re: Best way to "check for competitors"?

It's helpful to first separate real competition from other people doing stuff nearby (what most people consider competition really isn't competition at all. It's only actual competition if the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th November 2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,164
Posted By Work1099
Re: What SEO Used to Be Versus What SEO Is Now & coming 2015

The "smart side" of SEO really hasn't changed much. Google, and others, have wanted essentially the same thing from the beginning, to provide the best search results to their customers (the people...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th November 2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 790
Posted By Work1099
Re: Free Traffic

It's worth noting the end goal and basing this around that. If you simply want to make $2,000, it's worth starting there ... and working backwards to find your methods. In this case, if you want...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th November 2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 635
Posted By Work1099
Re: One link, Is it Risky?

I wonder if that link would be appropriate for your overall sales strategy, though. If you're offering the e-cigarette as a method to help quit smoking (because it has a variable nicotine dosage so...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th November 2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,119
Posted By Work1099
Re: 30+ ways of getting high quality Backlinks to your blogs/website

Excellent post. Also worth noting the value of two things:

# Diversifying links across multiple strategies so that if the algorithm changes your business isn't hurt badly (if you rely heavily on...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th November 2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 658
Posted By Work1099
Re: inconsistency and flakiness

It is usually where a person starts out when trying to improve their life; seeking the latest thing. Then over time they either give up or gravitate towards realizing it's a longer-term commitment...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th November 2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 898
Posted By Work1099
Re: How do I contact a company?

Whether you decide to use a freelancing marketplace, or place cold calls ... you'll want to check out "The SPIN Selling Fieldbook." It's a great guide to how to close more complex or higher-priced...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th November 2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 781
Posted By Work1099
Re: Need Advice

This is often a trade-off between customizability and increased costs. Coding your own site from scratch, you can do essentially anything you want ... both right now and later down the road, but that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th November 2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,410
Posted By Work1099
Re: How do i reverse engineer a competitor's website?

Essentially, you want to observe what they are doing, and then see how you could benefit from that information. There is no one size fits all solution. But some low-hanging fruit to pick would be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th November 2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,040
Posted By Work1099
Re: Any of you has been successful (or know about) on the 'science' niche?

It's often much simpler to begin with what people already want ... then come up with a solution that gives it to them. Beginning with a product and then trying to figure out who wants it is fraught...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th November 2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By Work1099
Re: How to make sure eBook written by others will serve my customer need and will sell?

You may consider hiring a research specialist to uncover what the market's problems and desires and compile it into a research dossier. Then, give that dossier to a researcher whose job it is to find...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th November 2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 700
Posted By Work1099
Re: Need task/to-do list manager software...

The following isn't for Windows. But, it's such an incredible tool, that I'll still mention the free online software at Simpleology.com. It's quite incredible. Have used it for years.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th November 2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,041
Posted By Work1099
Re: Where to send paid ad traffic - sales page or squeeze page?

Just for the sake of clarifying the options: It may be worth realizing that you can build a buyer's list as well upfront. So, going straight to a sales page doesn't necessarily remove the list...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th November 2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,194
Posted By Work1099
Re: How to increase my visitors to 1 million page views in 6 month, Really need your advice

It's worth starting smaller, getting something working, and then expanding it over time. Reason is, it's worth vetting an idea before throwing all of your money at it. Your better off spending some...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th November 2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 77,906
Posted By Work1099
Re: All-In-One: Traffic Tips

It's also beneficial to have a statistically-sound approach to testing your traffic. For example, testing based on click-through-rate or open rate isn't entirely accurate. It's important to use...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th November 2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 738
Posted By Work1099
Re: How to promote a product AFTER you've hit your list?

Your welcome. I am glad that it worked well for you. If you want to take the process even further, you can add a multiplier to the score for money score. Right now, it adds the two scores for money...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th November 2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 656
Posted By Work1099
Re: My First Squeeze Page

You may consider UltimateOnlineSwipeFile.com so you can see the current control packages from large mailers. The benefit of these is that online you don't know if the squeeze page or ad you are...
Forum: Conversion Rate Optimization 9th November 2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,876
Posted By Work1099
Re: Standard conversion rate ?

There is no standard. The main thing is to get started with a first try, and then split test it to make improvements over time. The goal being to improve whatever conversion rate you started with....
Forum: Email Marketing 9th November 2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,547
Posted By Work1099
Re: How can I increase the sign-up rate on my e-newsletter subscription page?

The ideal situation would be that you share a link to it ... so we can make comments based on the real thing. Without that context, there's no way to narrow down the thousands of possible suggestions...
Forum: Email Marketing 9th November 2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,250
Posted By Work1099
Re: How do you decide what topics to cover in your email series?

It's worth keeping in mind that even promotional e-mails often work best when filled with valuable information as well.

That being said, the best way to find out what to say is to do extensive...
Forum: Growth Hacking 9th November 2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 31,694
Posted By Work1099
Re: Realistic way to earn $2k a month

You're already in the right mindset for building a business where you are in the role of an entrepreneur, and not an employee within your own business. So, I feel you'd be ready for checking out...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,055
Posted By Work1099
Re: Is " Personal Development " a PROFITABLE Niche ?

This depends on the goals of the person. Vast numbers of highly-successful entrepeneurs start businesses by building automated infrastructure. They personally know nothing about the topic of the...
Forum: Email Marketing 9th November 2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,101
Posted By Work1099
Re: Why build a list?

The general advantage of a list is that when someone visits your website, that's usually the only time they'll ever come in contact with you. If you capture that potential customer in your list, you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 932
Posted By Work1099
Re: What are your favorite ways of promoting?

Whichever method yields the highest return for the lowest investment. Also, having a diversified profile of such investments so that if any single promotional method dries up, the stability of the...
Forum: Copywriting 9th November 2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,320
Posted By Work1099
Re: i need your honest advice about my review site

If you already know that your target market identifies with the idea of "training hard and living simple," then that domain name may be appropriate. But if you haven't uncovered that from detailed...
Forum: Copywriting 9th November 2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,806
Posted By Work1099
Re: Critique my squeeze page please?

Your images are in conflict with the copy. Most of them are interfering with the reading of the copy, and are also not contributing to it. It's worth getting a textual page working first, then add in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 788
Posted By Work1099
Re: How do you keep writing?

You can re-train yourself to like or not like anything. If you really want to live a certain lifestyle, you may find it beneficial to train yourself to see things like wasting time as disgusting ......
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,684
Posted By Work1099
Re: Free TRAFFIC method

It may be useful to keep in mind that there is no free traffic. There's pay-with-your-time-and-energy traffic ... and pay-with-money traffic. This shift in worldview often works wonders in terms of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By Work1099
Re: Question about sales funnel

For doing a product launch, it may be appropriate to either create a second list for those that are interested in it (and only they receive the e-mails) ... or you could simply use broadcasts to your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 948
Posted By Work1099
Re: How do you react to "A Great Way for Bossy People to Make Money"

This headline would work great if your potential customers identify with being bossy (the idea resonates with their concept of who they are). This may or may not be the case.

I'm inclined to think...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 591
Posted By Work1099
Re: Recommendation for 'video conference' (1-on-1)

Skype seems to suit the situation quite well. And the price of free is quite nice as well. You can always just use the phone too, though. Not all meetings need video. And the phone is quite low tech.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By Work1099
Re: Can Anyone get into the "Internet Marketing" business?

Outside of rare cases like trying to become a competition bodybuilder when you are unable to exercise due to severe bodily injuries … anyone can do just about anything. You can take the steps to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 774
Posted By Work1099
Re: Need Product Recommendation

It could be the products, or that the way in which you marketed them needs improvement. It's worth evaluating both areas and looking for how to best move forward.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,318
Posted By Work1099
Re: Most reliable hosting?

A great option is: Rackspace: We manage your cloud services. You run your business. (http://www.rackspace.com/)

They simply have amazing support ... in an industry that is known for having very...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 709
Posted By Work1099
Re: What do you struggle with internally as an IMer?

The specific mental patterns that occur will vary, but perhaps some of the greatest ways to overcome them can be summarized as follows:

# You are the average of the 5 people you associate with...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,717
Posted By Work1099
Re: Barely surving. Tips for the hard times

It would seem appropriate to start by learning the basics of selling yourself. Get "the SPIN Selling Fieldbook." It's an oldie, so it can be found for cheap. Then apply it to finding gigs using sites...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,157
Posted By Work1099
Re: Most internet marketers biggest setback? Doing it all alone, or not having the skills? Your call

If we are defining "setbacks" as the obstacles or pitfalls a person faces on the road to success ... those will vary for each person. It's worthwhile for each individual to sit down and evaluate what...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,054
Posted By Work1099
Re: JV Partnerships – Shortcuts To IM Success?

If they are or are not is heavily dependent on the context of where your business is right now. As a rule of thumb, setting them up tends to take a lot of upfront effort before it pays off ... but if...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 745
Posted By Work1099
Re: do you accept payment by mail?

Often, as the number of options rises, the number of responses declines. It's typical for sales to be highest with a single, great payment option.

Although, it may be worth testing if now is the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,509
Posted By Work1099
Re: Write content myself or pay someone else

As an analytical rule of thumb, achieving anything will require some combination of your time, energy, and money. Usually, spending more money means being able to spend less of your personal time and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 738
Posted By Work1099
Re: How to promote a product AFTER you've hit your list?

You may consider testing both, and seeing which one is overall more worthwhile for you. As usual, there is no clear answer and testing is always advisable. As a rule of thumb, though, building up...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,107
Posted By Work1099
Re: Is Internet marketing for everybody?

What criteria make something for someone or not for someone isn't entirely clear. If you mean that anyone could succeed at it, though ... yes, of course, they could. Outside of extreme cases like...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th November 2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 738
Posted By Work1099
Re: How to promote a product AFTER you've hit your list?

Giving specific recommendations without more background wouldn't be the most likely way to truly help you. So, I'll focus on the meta-strategy I feel would be appropriate in this response.

To help...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th November 2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By Work1099
Re: What to offer newbies who don't yet have websites?

It doesn't matter how much the get rich quick crowd does or doesn't buy. Not all customers are created equal. What matters is which customers, when targeted, yield the most income in the long-term....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th November 2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 486
Posted By Work1099
Re: How to present an offer

Many offers may make more money upfront, but make a lot less in the long run due to setting an inappropriate first impression. So, it's best to test which one have more profitability from...
Forum: Email Marketing 8th November 2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 727
Posted By Work1099
Re: email responder email always under Junk mail.

It's worth having a look into the study of e-mail deliverability. There are a great many factors that influence if it can arrive successfully. You may be using some words in your e-mails that trigger...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th November 2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By Work1099
Re: What to offer newbies who don't yet have websites?

Well, there's the magic bullet they want ... and the real magic bullet they need, but may not immediately understand why. In this response, I'll focus on the latter and take it as a given that you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th November 2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 738
Posted By Work1099
Re: How to promote a product AFTER you've hit your list?

Achieving a goal will always take some combination of your time, energy, and money. If you are willing and able to spend more money, this usually means being able to spend far less of your personal...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th November 2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,135
Posted By Work1099
Re: What price should i sell for?

This is something worth testing. Use split testing to find the price that is the most profitable overall. It will vary for each situation.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th November 2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 873
Posted By Work1099
Re: What blogs should I read to get high quality education?

There are many great resources available on the web. One you may find particularly useful is copyblogger.com on the topic of copywriting.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th November 2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,816
Posted By Work1099
Re: I Wanna Share This Ebay Success With You Guys

Congratulations. Now, you can dig into why it worked ... and use that information to replicate your success.
Forum: Copywriting 8th November 2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,380
Posted By Work1099
Re: RATE MY LANDING PAGE?

When your claim exceeds your ability to prove it, sales go down (or in extreme cases, sales will be non-existent). If nobody believes you, nobody will buy.

Making big money via copy and pasting...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th November 2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 834
Posted By Work1099
Re: Niche Content Dillema

Perhaps hire someone who is willing to do the research necessary to gain knowledge on it. The price tag will likely be higher, but if it will still be profitable for you in the long-term, it may...
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