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Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 20th May 2018, 04:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 79
Posted By ElGuapo
When to close a store?

Hi all,

I was wondering about something. Let's say you set up a niche Shopify store with a few paid apps. After a month, you figure it's a bust and would like to close it down. Could you do so if...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th May 2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 387
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: Turning blog visitors into buyers?

Hi chaps, thanks for the response. Sure: the niche is online guitar lessons, and the blog is indeed about the same niche (it's attached to the site, and includes a mixture of free video lessons,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th May 2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 387
Posted By ElGuapo
Turning blog visitors into buyers?

Hi all,

I'm involved in a membership site which gets 9,000 search engine visitors a month. Most of them land on various blog entries rather than the homepage (sales page), and only around 10% of...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 10th November 2017, 06:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 187
Posted By ElGuapo
Selling coffee...

Hi all,

A friend of mine has set up a small business selling very high quality coffee, imported from South America. He has the process in place, and has been selling a bit to mainland Europe. He...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 23rd August 2017, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: FB Ads funnel. Help me understand something...

Hi Don,

Good points all!

I think I'm just coming at it from the budget perspective of a FB newcomer.

We recently created a custom lookalike audience from our buyers and ran an engagement...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 23rd August 2017, 05:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: FB Ads funnel. Help me understand something...

Thanks for the reply Mol.

Engagement is not a problem – I can get lots of cheap clicks to my website from FB. We also do well with video views. My question regarded the necessity of doing this...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 22nd August 2017, 05:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By ElGuapo
FB Ads funnel. Help me understand something...

Hi all.

I am dipping my toes into FB ads and have been referring to quite a few well known teachers of the subject. Most of them seem to recommend a similar 4-step funnel:

1. Engagement (get...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th August 2017, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 174
Posted By ElGuapo
RE: How to capture more email addresses on a membership site?

Hi Steve, thanks for your reply! I fear I was not clear enough in my original post. Let me clarify a few things:

If you get decent and consistent targeted traffic but your paid members are few...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th August 2017, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 174
Posted By ElGuapo
How to capture more email addresses on a membership site?

Hi all.

I run a membership site selling music lessons. I currently have a standard-ish setup of a sales page, pricing page, login, etc. I've been considering a few options to capture the email...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th June 2017, 08:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 185
Posted By ElGuapo
Best practice for distributing a video?

Hi all,

As part of our traffic strategy, we're currently creating four quality videos each month to give away to our target audience. We want to get the greatest mileage out of each video, e.g....
Forum: Website Design 12th March 2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 70
Posted By ElGuapo
Wordpress: Linking custom post types with templates?

Hi all,

I'm hoping somebody can help me with this...

I created a custom post type ('lessons'). I don't want it to use the default post template, so I created an alternative ('unit.php') that I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th December 2016, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 66
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: Advice needed for particular effect in videos

Really helpful, guys. I've been experimenting with 'lower two thirds' templates today and we already have one up on our main sales video. Thanks both!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th December 2016, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 66
Posted By ElGuapo
Advice needed for particular effect in videos

Hi all,

I'm sure you've seen videos on YouTube where, after a few seconds, an animated text box displaying the host's name (and perhaps a logo) will slide in. After a couple of seconds, it will...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th April 2016, 03:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 257
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: Membership Site Advice

If you're serious about developing a membership site, then join Member Site Academy. Not affiliated with it, I don't run it, but you'll get all the answers you want there.
Forum: Mind Warriors 24th February 2016, 01:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,925
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: Foods that boost mind power

Black coffee, buttered toast, orange juice, and yoghurt. Breakfast of champs. I also have a pretty strong sweet tooth, and like to get myself a bag of hard-shelled chocolate candy to chew on for...
Forum: Mind Warriors 23rd February 2016, 08:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,133
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: How to be Motivated?

I think we need to be precise with the terminology.

People who are actively working on their business should already be 'motivated'. I believe that resolve to hit your goals is essential to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd February 2016, 01:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 596
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: How Do You Write Content That Your "Target Audience" WANTS To Consume???

OP: I can only broadly echo what Mark said above.

These kinda questions pop up regularly, and I want to scream "don't go down this path!" Writing is a tough, tough gig at the best of times. But...
Forum: Mind Warriors 23rd February 2016, 01:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 943
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: How to overcome failure in this business

Yep. Einstein was right: genius is 1% talent and 99% perspiration.

I know for me, a while back, something just clicked in my brain. I had a clear goal and a clear set of numbers I wanted to hit...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd February 2016, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: WP theme to use for blog posts and product reviews

This is meant to be reassuring rather than admonishing, but the theme won't matter a bit in comparison to the quality of the reviews. People flock to strong content. So don't spend too much time...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd February 2016, 12:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 467
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: optimizepress

It feels a little outdated nowadays. Thrive Themes is a much better option for sales pages and opt-ins. You get loads of templates that are easy to amend/fill-in, and it is a much neater designing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th February 2016, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: Wordpress Forum Plugin

bbpress and Muut are worth looking at for Wordpress.

But I must say I recently spent a great deal of time trying to figure out this exact question and, in the end, I decided that none of the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th February 2016, 03:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,649
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: if you bypass a one time offer and then ask to see it again, dont get upset when your told no ch

It's the same principle, John. It is effectively a 'one time offer' - the terms on the page are take-it-or-leave-it. They haven't changed for a long time. But I reached out and was offered a deal...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th February 2016, 01:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,649
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: if you bypass a one time offer and then ask to see it again, dont get upset when your told no ch

That would be abusing the spirit of the offer, which is why such establishments reserve the right not to serve a customer. Flexibility is baked-in to customer service - some of the time to handle...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th February 2016, 01:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,649
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: if you bypass a one time offer and then ask to see it again, dont get upset when your told no ch

I recently purchased a Wordpress plugin from a well known company.

Their pricing plan has multiple tiers. The higher the price, the more website licences you receive. Their lowest tier was for one...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th February 2016, 09:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 575
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: Where to Begin in this Vast World of Information

Hi OP,

Have you considered SaaS? You seem to have exactly the right credentials - programming, marketing, creating solutions. A premium Wordpress plugin, for example. I can only speak for myself,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th February 2016, 08:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 205
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: Wordpress Plugins

The biggest issue I continually come across is a lack of inbuilt customisation for many popular plugins. Forums, memberships, learning management software - most of the top premium plugins require...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th January 2016, 05:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 427
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: ways to reduce bounce rate

I reduced my bounce rate by around 50% just by giving the visitors something to click. Not necessarily a good thing. Depends a lot on what your goals are with your homepage.

Look at it from the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th January 2016, 07:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 599
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: Recommend me a good WordPress host

For a simple Wordpress website, Godaddy is tough to beat.

They do managed Wordpress hosting. Dead simple to get started. Clean and easy interface. Fast. Cheap. Check 'em out:...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th January 2016, 06:23 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,363
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: Attracting Clickbank Affiliates to Quality Recurring Billing Product

Hi Julia,

Let me come at this from the perspective of somebody in a similar-ish boat (UK-based, vendor, membership site, using Clickbank).

Consider this: create an annual membership for those...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th January 2016, 09:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 709
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: I need inspiration

Bamio: let me come at this from another angle.

I reckon that it's near impossible to make a living from a niche blog unless:

1. You really care about the subject (in which case inspiration is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th January 2016, 08:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 411
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: HOW TO MAKE A WORDPRESS WEBSITE – 2016

I can only echo other comments. Don't concern yourself with what is popular. What works for one business might not be suitable for yours.

Start with one plugin - Akismet - and get about building...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th January 2016, 08:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 453
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: Which method for increase money is best - make android apps or wordpress plugins?

Fair disclaimer: I know next to nothing about coding.

But I'd think about going with a Wordpress plugin because of the demand. Wikipedia says that around a quarter of the top 10m websites are...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th January 2016, 02:37 PM
Replies: 959
Views: 61,505
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: ClickBank soon requiring ALL sales pages to have a ClickBank branded header.

Think you set a world record for clichés in a single post there, Justin. ;)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th January 2016, 09:11 AM
Replies: 959
Views: 61,505
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: ClickBank soon requiring ALL sales pages to have a ClickBank branded header.

It grates. I don't think it's controversial to say that vendors are Clickbank's customers. No vendors, no Clickbank. But massive changes were rushed in without our consultation, and then the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th January 2016, 07:45 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,309
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: The NEW ClickBank Trust Badge

Yep.

Signed off by the 'Clickbank Tram'.

This is fast becoming a circus. I for one am already researching other options.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th January 2016, 07:35 AM
Replies: 959
Views: 61,505
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: ClickBank soon requiring ALL sales pages to have a ClickBank branded header.

Here you go, Sid:


Please disregard the email you may have received earlier ....

Earlier today you may have received an email from us regarding the state of your account as it relates to the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th January 2016, 01:18 PM
Replies: 959
Views: 61,505
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: ClickBank soon requiring ALL sales pages to have a ClickBank branded header.

Yup. I posted here: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-internet-marketing-discussion-forum/1127037-new-clickbank-trust-badge.html
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th January 2016, 01:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,309
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: The NEW ClickBank Trust Badge

I received an email too, stating that they'd tried to contact me several times and that the trust badge wasn't present in at least one spot with a payment link.

Lots of red ink.

Problem is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th January 2016, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: Making Online Courses

Can't help you with tripod recommendations, but I do suggest watching this tutorial on shooting videos with a smartphone. Helped me a lot.

Shooting Video with an iPhone | Wistia Learning Center...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th December 2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 959
Views: 61,505
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: ClickBank soon requiring ALL sales pages to have a ClickBank branded header.

The badge, when clicked on, contains various text and a link to BBB.org. It's not much, but it is not infeasible that they might want to make slight alterations to what is there.

Again, I'm just...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th December 2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 959
Views: 61,505
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: ClickBank soon requiring ALL sales pages to have a ClickBank branded header.

Just spitballing here, but could it just be so they can test and refine what is already there? It'd be easier to do that than to ask the vendor to continually update their badge with new, micro...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th December 2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: Best Wordpress Theme for Membership Site?

Heh, exactly what I have done in the past.

Here's a neat site to bypass code peeking: What WordPress Theme Is That? (http://whatwpthemeisthat.com/)

But yes - there is no such thing as the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th December 2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 959
Views: 61,505
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: ClickBank soon requiring ALL sales pages to have a ClickBank branded header.

This is the crux of the matter.

While I'm broadly sympathetic to those criticising Clickbank for their recent moves, I feel an important factor is being overlooked: Clickbank backed down.

They...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th December 2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 612
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: Do you know of any conversion-based WordPress themes?

Thrive Themes do specialise in 'conversion-based' themes, and do so in a couple ways:

1. In many of their themes/landing pages they lay out a fill-in-the-blank template. They'll tell you where to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th December 2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,103
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: Admitting I suck, a long post begging for guidance - I'm ready now.

Steven,

Imagine it is 2019. You have a slick and successful online business. It became profitable enough by the end of year one that you were able to hire professionals to redo the design,...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 28th December 2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,863
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: Which is better: instapage or leadpages?

There is a lot to like about Leadpages, but I found their customisation ceiling a dealbreaker.

If you use a template of theirs which features one button above the fold, then you can only use one...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd December 2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 328
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: Clickbank Uni

Perhaps, if you know what you're looking for and can trust the vouches the product(s) receives.

But forums and WSOs can be a bottomless pit of information and distraction, especially for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd December 2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 328
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: Clickbank Uni

If you're just starting your IM career, then you are likely newbie-ish, and so CB Uni might be exactly what you need. ;)

I have been through that course in the past, and it is solid stuff if your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th December 2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,071
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: How does sh*t like this convert?

Something to take into consideration is the potential network of affiliates the vendor has, and their relationship with them.

If you have super affiliates working for you, then they'll send...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th December 2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 599
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: Monthly Subscription

I think what you're looking for is a concept known as 'bundles'.

With bundles you can package up different content within your site and offer it as a purchase option/membership level.

For...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th December 2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: Membership Site or One-Time Charge?

Steve's on the money about letting the offer dictate the model.

I did a lot of research into this exact subject myself before launching a membership site. I ultimately came around to the one-off...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th December 2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 681
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: Poll: Vendors - Are you staying with Clickbank with their new 'branding' rules or going elsewher

I'm also staying with Clickbank, and the badge has had no effect on my conversions so far.

CB takes care of accounting, provides a huge affiliate base ... it just makes things simple for a...
Forum: Website Design 14th December 2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,200
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: Diet site with 15K unique visitors per DAY - all organic traffic. Looking for suggestions

Hi OP.

I'd reiterate what another user said: the clutter is holding you back.

You need to think about an ideal process of steps you'd like your visitors to take (a funnel). Currently, there's...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th December 2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 703
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: How to monetize my sites traffic?

I'm going to presume it's 3,000 visitors a month you have, not 3,000 a day. If you have 100 visitor per day, all cold, then you have two ways of looking at that traffic:

1. Attempt to monitise...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th December 2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 930
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: Does Anyone Else Ignore The 100 Foot Long Landing Pages?

Kilgore nailed it.

The length is unimportant compared to the engagement.

There are certain elements the average sales page will want: hero shots, unique value propositions, social proof,...
Forum: Conversion Rate Optimization 10th December 2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: Improve Conversation Rate

It is a seriously broad topic. Steve's given you some good pointers, but even a dozen posts in this thread will only scratch the surface.

Head over to conversionxl.com and bury yourself in its...
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