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Forum: Offline Marketing 19th May 2011, 08:45 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,286
Posted By TE2

Rules to Live By...

1. Be the most expensive provider
2. Never discount your offerings - period!
3. Make them chase you and qualify themselves

I'll expand those points here...

1. You never...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th May 2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,286
Posted By TE2


We call these types of customers "dogs". A dog is one that uses up 80% of your time and resources but does very little if any business with you. And that business is typically not...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th March 2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,119
Posted By TE2
Re: ► Win 100$ just for submit your best idea...

Is this Notary stationary or mobile? Who are they targeting - business accounts or individuals? I'm leaning toward B2B but hey, it's who they want right?

Either way, I'd start with the obvious...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th March 2011, 10:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,615
Posted By TE2
Re: Call To Action On Back Of Business Cards

I wouldn't do it...

You are opening yourself up for a bevy of pitfalls - for example:

consultations are time intensive
consultations almost always take more time than alloted
many small...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th February 2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,227
Posted By TE2
Re: Do you have to supply landline phone number for local google listing?

You will do this by setting and defining a service area. You will also use his address but check/uncheck the box that allows for hiding the address on the listing.

This way google knows what...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th February 2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,841
Posted By TE2
Re: Post Card Copy?

Pick prospects that are not in the top 7 results.

Send a post card with a picture of their competitors SERP's

Title it (above SERP picture) with something catchy like: "Customers Can't Find...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th February 2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 706
Posted By TE2
Re: Hijacked Google Place Listing

Click on the "Edit this Place" link which is next to "Owner-Verified listing" in the upper right corner of the place page.

Then click on "Report a Problem" in the pop-up.

It will give you...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th February 2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,190
Posted By TE2
Re: Google Places "Service Area" experience?

Set the service area using the zip code(s) for the area(s) to be serviced...


Forum: Offline Marketing 7th February 2011, 03:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,583
Posted By TE2
Re: Restaurant owner ideas needed

Offer these services:

Google places - Verify and Optimization then setup coupons (including mobile)
Facebook fanpage - Setup, educate on use including Facebook places
Twitter - setup and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th February 2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,380
Posted By TE2
Re: Understanding Google Places

In the spirit of sharing...

I like and use this great little FireFox extension: SEOpen SEOpen: The SEO Firefox Extension (

Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd February 2011, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 771
Posted By TE2
Local Search Ranking Factors: What The Experts Say...

There have been allot of threads lately on the topic of local search ranking factors and because of that, there is a allot of correct and incorrect information being posted.

I have been reading...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st January 2011, 01:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,420
Posted By TE2
Re: No optin required: My offline strategy - 6800 in 3 weeks.


Congrats on taking action.

Since my signature is all about taking action, I think I am going to start going to start officially awarding the "TE2 Taking Action" award from this point on....
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st January 2011, 01:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,825
Posted By TE2
Re: If you're struggling, read this!

Sounds like:

You may have allot of competition for your keyword
You may need to get your site indexed

Building relevant and strong backlinks will help with both.

Also, make sure you...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th January 2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,258
Posted By TE2
Re: I took action

Here's a simple script for you:

Hi, may I speak to_____________

If not them and you are asked by the gate keeper what is the nature of your call, you say: This is Red at <your business name>...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th January 2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,258
Posted By TE2
Re: I took action

Big Red,

Having 15+ years of professional sales (including management) under my belt, let me offer this to you and everyone else reading...

The keys to success in selling are:

Forum: Offline Marketing 21st January 2011, 08:45 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 28,672
Posted By TE2
Re: How To Build A Local SEO Empire


Great post but I want to re-emphasize that building an SEO Empire is "allot of work" and it is ongoing (although it does get easier once the base sites are in place).

Two points that...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th January 2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 720
Posted By TE2
Re: Question about domain names for small towns

Absolutely get both.

You don't have to put both sites right away but at least create a one-page shell with some minor content on it before it auto redirects in say 30 seconds.

Grab the .net and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th January 2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,536
Posted By TE2
Re: A Creative "Attention Getting Strategy" To Pitch A Big Offline Fish

Hey Chris,

I was remiss in not adding the positive side to my earlier comment.

You get an A+ for creativity and execution.

It's the content that got the lower grade.

I think it will work...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th January 2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,406
Posted By TE2
Re: What Do You If A Prospect or Client Asks You - "Do You Have An Office?" - The Solution!

Answer #4 which for me is...

I work from a home office and a "Virtual" office. When they ask what a virtual office is, I explain that I can work from anywhere that has an Internet connection or a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th January 2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,017
Posted By TE2
Re: [VIDEO] Succeeding In 2011 As A Marketing Consultant

If you like this thread and really want to support and thank Gene (Vagabond007), then you need to do three things:

Make sure you are logged in and hit the "thank you" button on the lower...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th January 2011, 03:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,036
Posted By TE2
Re: What am I doing WRONG

You need to sell them the "benefits" from doing business with you. Selling features seldom works.

Also, I am not sure that just because someone has recently started a business that it means they...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th January 2011, 08:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,536
Posted By TE2
Re: A Creative "Attention Getting Strategy" To Pitch A Big Offline Fish


Gene nailed it.

He wrote almost verbatim what I was planning to write.

I work with owners, principals, and senior executives on a daily basis, and I can tell you the OP's approach...
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th January 2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,665
Posted By TE2
Re: *** Starting New Business Owner Workshop Series *** I need a name Please Help..

Business Kontrol Workshop Series <--- Name of series

Kontrol 101 for Business Owners <
Kontrol 202 for Business Owners < --- Name of modules
Kontrol 303 for Business Owners <...
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th January 2011, 01:51 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,017
Posted By TE2
Re: [VIDEO] Succeeding In 2011 As A Marketing Consultant

I think you have already achieved your goal of offering free content that is better than most paid offerings.

Your post could have easily been a WSO and one that would have been well worth the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th January 2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,771
Posted By TE2
Re: 10 minutes of research + 1 phone call = $499

Hey Scott,

In PayPal there is a "Request Money" tab. All you need is their email address to send them an invoice.

PayPal also recently added some new features:

You can create custom...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th January 2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 11,765
Posted By TE2
Re: Your Free Offline Resource Guide

Here's are two more tools that I use frequently:

1. Market Samurai - Paid (and worth every penny)

Keyword Analysis Tool - Market Samurai (

Watch their free training...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd November 2010, 07:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,297
Posted By TE2
Re: Hiring telemarketers?

Well, I like to to do business locally so i can personally visit my outsourced call center when needed.

Being able to stand in someones office and be face-to-face is powerful in certain...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd November 2010, 02:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,297
Posted By TE2
Re: Hiring telemarketers?

Hey Rus,

I allege that you are hiring the wrong companies then. The companies that I outsource to record each and every call and I get complete call metrics. I get the same data from them as I...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st November 2010, 09:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,297
Posted By TE2
Re: Hiring telemarketers?

I have extensive experience using call centers. I have also direct hired commission only telemarketers.

Based on my experiences, I will only use call centers going forward.


The call...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 27th August 2010, 12:57 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 30,902
Posted By TE2
Re: 12 month Journey From Losing Money to my first $100k + Month - What I Changed And Why It Worked.

Excellent post!

Those who are struggling... Re-read and internalize it's message

And I also share this quote in support of your quest for success...

"For things to thange for you, you have...
Forum: Mind Warriors 17th August 2010, 08:48 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,982
Posted By TE2
Re: Procastination is probably major cause of failure- agree?

As I stated several posts back, procrastination is an indicator of a problem. However, the problem is not the same for everyone.

For some it is a lack of focus, for others it is lack of...
Forum: Mind Warriors 26th July 2010, 10:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,391
Posted By TE2
If You Are Struggling, Consider This...

Hello Warriors:

I know many of you are struggling with Internet marketing and some are struggling in their personal life as well.

I came across these quotes from Marcus Aurelius and thought I...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 22nd July 2010, 07:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,160
Posted By TE2
Re: Question about CPA marketing - Do you all do this?

Tracking is not optional.

Yes - there are some one hit wonders, but for long term, tracking is critical.

Track everything - click thru rate, conversions, email opens, unique visits, time on...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 20th July 2010, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 869
Posted By TE2
Re: Instant Traffic??

Great response - and I want to put emphasis on the "FORGET Automation" aspect.

Do NOT use auto-follow tools, etc... Manually select and follow highly "relevant" targets. Provide your own value...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 14th July 2010, 08:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,973
Posted By TE2
Re: Work Better, Work Less – Learn How To Manage Your Time

Hey William,

This is an excellent thread. :D

Now, take it to the next level.

Do this:

1. Start logging your time. Record how much time you spend doing an activity (use a small pocket...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 25th June 2010, 08:34 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,331
Posted By TE2
Re: If I Knew What I Know Now - CPA

"Take consistent daily action"

Actions have reactions. Focus, ideas, systems, etc... produce nothing without action. But action, even crappy action will have a result. Sometimes that result...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 21st June 2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,682
Posted By TE2
Re: I'm giving 10 review copies of my PoF VIDEO Case Study in exchange for your HONEST testimonials

Here's my review...

This is a 45 minute full disclosure video (actually, 5 video segments in 1) of a successful Plenty of Fish marketing campaign. It is 100% pure meat - start to finish. It is...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 1st June 2010, 07:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 820
Posted By TE2
Re: Is Your ADD Making It HARD For You to Get Enough Work Done Online?

I estimate that 95% of IM'er suffer from this because of the amount of information we are confronted with plus the desire to try something new to make a buck.

What you have to do is focus on ONE...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 1st June 2010, 07:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 863
Posted By TE2
Re: Just Starting Out. Any Words of Wisdom?

The most important thing is to take action.

I strongly suggest that you do it this way:

1. Decide what traffic source you want to use (Facebook, POF, etc...)
2. Take action - start your...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 24th May 2010, 02:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,089
Posted By TE2
Re: New traffic source?

OK - How about a much less expensive (currently $7) alternative by fellow Warrior Pawel Reszka.

Hop over to this just released WSO.
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 21st May 2010, 07:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,200
Posted By TE2
Re: How much is my website worth?

It took me 5 minutes to generate that post - most of which was typing it.

Here's how...

Step 1 - a quick query using Website value calculator and web information (
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 6th May 2010, 08:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,120
Posted By TE2
Re: Is there a standard set of banner sizes I should look at?

See page 6 of this document.

Also, read the entire document as it is very informative and will bring you into the...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 3rd May 2010, 01:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 717
Posted By TE2
Here's a Free Research Tool to Help You Plan Your Campaigns

Keyword research and developing a list of relevant keywords for a theme can be a problem for some people.

Well, why not let google help you by suggesting some related keywords.

Click Here--->...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 3rd May 2010, 07:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,340
Posted By TE2
Re: 98% Optin Rate, 212 New Leads in 60 Minutes

Am I the only one here that is calling B.S. on this post?

Think about it...

Poster is new to forum
One post
Well thought out signature
Boasts of nearly unachievable conversion ratio...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 30th April 2010, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,320
Posted By TE2
Re: Article Marketing: Include URL and Redirect or Create Landing Page?

1. Use a landing page
2. Put an opt-in box on it (build a list)
3. Offer them a FREE ________ (ebook, audio, video, etc...) in exchange for the opt-in
4. Do NOT put a CPA offer on the landing page...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th April 2010, 08:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 428
Posted By TE2
Alternative to Adsense...

Hey Fellow Warriors,

Our own Luiz Rocha (aka Tony) has launched a very nice alternative to adsense.

He's looking for beta testers right now and if you are looking for bigger earnings, then you...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 14th April 2010, 07:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,705
Posted By TE2
Re: How to create a banner ad?

There is an HTML code to make text blink but it does not work in IE only Firefox and maybe a couple other browsers. That code is deprecated and not recommended for use.

Most animated banners are...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 11th April 2010, 07:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,705
Posted By TE2
Re: How to create a banner ad?

These are NOT my affiliate links NOR am I affiliated with either in anyway...

You can buy Stealth Banner Generator for 89 cents here:

Stealth Banner Generator - With Master Resale Rights! -...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 9th April 2010, 12:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,215
Posted By TE2
Re: CPA isnt working!!!

I prefer posting in threads instead of PM's simply because one post can benefit many.

That is what is so great about this community; you never no who will benefit.

Glad it helped you...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 9th April 2010, 10:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,215
Posted By TE2
Re: CPA isnt working!!!

Can I be so bold as to state that "what you are doing does not work".

Look at it from this perspective though, you are learning. You now know what does not work. That's a lesson in your CPA...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 26th March 2010, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 849
Posted By TE2
Re: Any recommendations for financial CPA sources

Go to Affiliate Marketing - Find the Best Affiliate Program and CPA Offers from OfferVault ( and search - it will tell you which CPA networks have the offers you want as...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 23rd March 2010, 02:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,204
Posted By TE2
Re: What do you Use to Spy on your Competitors?

Here's one way to spy...

Use to look at the CPA offers URL. Look at the bottom center of the page at "Referral Analytics". That tells you the top sites sending traffic to the offer. ...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 22nd March 2010, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By TE2
Re: Can Just Banners Be Used?

MisterWrecker provided a good answer and I want to add...

Yes - in fact, almost every CPA offer will provide banner ad creatives. Except those that only allow for certain traffic types like email...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 15th March 2010, 02:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,932
Posted By TE2
Re: Do you use PPV to get opt-ins on a simple landing page?

Yes - I use CPV traffic for list building. However...

the key to getting someone to opt-in or take any other action is relevance.

Relevance = targeted

Every bit of what you do has to be...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 8th March 2010, 11:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,947
Posted By TE2
Re: PPV traffic conversion problems

1000 URL targets :eek:

Your targeting is too broad. You need to target as tightly as possible.

Throw away the URL scraper and...

Manually select 20 URL targets
Test (run the campaign...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 26th February 2010, 01:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,903
Posted By TE2
Re: Using PPV to convert affiliate offers - case study

It depends on your offer and your campaign strategy: i.e. how you are targeting the prospect and what action you want them to take. A pop-over works better for me when I am direct linking for...
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