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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th April 2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 980
Posted By ShawnHansen
Re: Plagiarising / writing short ebooks

Hi Johnny!



The answer to this is ZERO. It's a violation of copyright. Period. There are no exceptions. Think about this: How much of YOUR work would you be okay with someone copying and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th April 2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By ShawnHansen
Re: Cheapest place to sell a domain name please

Hi jodevizes!

Whatever route you choose, be careful of using any method that offers the buyer a refund period (like PayPal). You run the danger of turning over the URL and then dealing with a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th April 2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 735
Posted By ShawnHansen
Re: Where to sell ebooks

Hi My Space Suit Split!

One thing to consider as you look to methods: In many cases, third parties add a layer of buyers and affiliates.

There are easy ways (e.g. a PayPal button) to sell right...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th April 2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,464
Posted By ShawnHansen
Re: Should I Place Description Above or Below Image?

HI MrJonny!

Are you trying to create captions or add visual interest to your text?

From your description, it sounds to me as if you're using the images to augment the words. If that's the...
Forum: Website Design 7th April 2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By ShawnHansen
Re: Ideas on how to get this design

Hi 9999!

Have you looked at Boxshot King (boxshotking dot com)?

They have those designs and more, and they walk you through the process of how to get the Web Site image into the devices. :)
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th April 2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 504
Posted By ShawnHansen
Re: Sell as ebook or kindle?

Hi dee100!

The answer(s) to where to sell and how much to charge usually requires you decide what your purpose is.

If you have an active list and/or an active Web Site/Blog, what you can...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th April 2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By ShawnHansen
Re: What is a developers license?

Hi James!

I have a developer's license at both Studio Press and Elegant Themes, and what that allows me to do is use any of their themes on my own Sites or the Sites of my clients.

You aren't...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th April 2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 477
Posted By ShawnHansen
Re: How do people make these custom animations?!

Hi Tom!

If I were to guess, I'd say the drawings were semi-custom and not clip art. The consistency in the lines and designs leads me to believe it's the work of a single artist, and most clip...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th March 2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By ShawnHansen
Re: Kindle Advice?

Hi mundau!

If what you are describing is nonfiction, then I agree with BigNate. You simply cannot get the best price via any eBook distributor.

If it's a market that would appeal to the IM...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th March 2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By ShawnHansen
Re: What WordPress theme company?

Hi efil4renots!

I'm another vote for StudioPress (i.e. Genesis) and Elegant Themes.

The coding is clean, and the support is outstanding at both companies. I've used each extensively for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th March 2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,497
Posted By ShawnHansen
Re: Best Way to Make a Sales Page?

Hi dbong!



If you go with a standard WordPress install, there's a great (free) plugin called Symple Shortcodes that will help create much of what you describe.

The drawback to using WP for a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th March 2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,542
Posted By ShawnHansen
Re: affiliate jvzoo help me for refound risk

Hi giulio74!



I think your focus might be in the wrong place. Instead of being concerned about JVZoo or PayPal, worry about your affiliates. Neither JVZoo nor PayPal is going to scam you, but...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th March 2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,542
Posted By ShawnHansen
Re: affiliate jvzoo help me for refound risk

Hi giulio74!

Unless I am misreading you, there are two separate issues here:

How to handle affiliates to protect yourself, and
How long PayPal's refund period is.


My practice regarding...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th March 2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 664
Posted By ShawnHansen
Re: Give e-book Away for Free or CHARGE? Help!

Hi mguy!



I'm presuming that since you're having this dilemma, you don't have a clear marketing plan. That's where I suggest you start.

What are your goals?
What do you want the book...
Forum: Mind Warriors 11th March 2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 731
Posted By ShawnHansen
Re: Mindset + Effort question for full time IM's.

Hi blackbodhisattva!



Mindset is a constantly evolving thing. The key for me is focus. Many people begin their journey with a lack of it, and that leads to wasted efforts, perceived failures,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th March 2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 345
Posted By ShawnHansen
Re: Video Course or eBook: which one you like the most?

Hi FlamingWolf!

A couple of things to consider:

1. Adding video to a product generally elevates its perceived value.
2. As several people have mentioned, the kind of content people prefer...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th March 2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,958
Posted By ShawnHansen
Re: Does an ebook of 6-8 pages worth $9 ?

Hi Caspoor!

One thing to consider is terminology. On some platforms, "eBook" implies an industry-standard length work that is simply presented as an eFile versus a print file.

One way to avoid...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th March 2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,111
Posted By ShawnHansen
Re: Unsubscribing From A List - Your Approach?

Hi David!

I'm joining the "ignore them" bandwagon.

You know your emails are valuable, and that's all that matters.

If you get good input – which is pretty rare in my experience – it's...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th March 2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,153
Posted By ShawnHansen
Re: Do you make money with a tiny list?

Hi hamzamarketing!

One of my lists has just over 200 people on it, and I make very good regular money there.

The key has been mentioned by several people: That list knows me.

Most of them...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th March 2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By ShawnHansen
Re: am i in the right path ? -please :(

Hi MikeFareez!

I think this advice is golden:



Another step after these two: Knowing what is in the market, and how it worked for you is a natural lead-in to creating your own product.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th March 2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 492
Posted By ShawnHansen
Re: The First Thing To Do

Hi mwise891!

You've received a lot of good ideas already. Here's what I have to add to this part of your question:



Don't worry about where to begin, just begin. Create a Blog or a...
Forum: Social Media 8th March 2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By ShawnHansen
Re: Can my wit earn me a living?

Hi garretc8!

The statement below is golden:



The truth is, you can make money doing just about anything, so the real question does come down to what it is you want to do. Without a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th March 2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 747
Posted By ShawnHansen
Re: Backup of my wordpress blog

Hi cbnet!

There's lots of great advice above, but I'll add this to address your question:



One of the main reasons TO backup your Site is to have the necessary replacement files should the...
Forum: Mind Warriors 5th March 2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 622
Posted By ShawnHansen
Re: Critique my blog

Hi noelrosos!

I agree with the rest of the folks: It's a great beginning. The theme is crisp and clean, and the content is well written and to-the-point.

My suggestion: Get the required...
Forum: Social Media 5th March 2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By ShawnHansen
Re: Facebook, twitter,LinkedIn

Hi Eduparkc!

If we can presume your target market is on each of these sites, the information others have shared regarding quality content and interaction apply.

I would add to that to be very...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th March 2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 651
Posted By ShawnHansen
Re: email the freebie or have them download it?

Hi papi70!

I like what davidaclark said, and I do something similar.

Keeping in mind the only guarantee you have in terms of making contact with subscribers is what happens immediately after...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th March 2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,776
Posted By ShawnHansen
Re: Help me choose between these two domain names!

Hi zenkamal!

Obviously, there are pros and cons for each. I'd make the choice based on two things: The purpose of the site, and what happens when you begin to type a search in over at Google.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th March 2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,172
Posted By ShawnHansen
Re: Internet Marketing Business... Really Ethical??

Hi StexM!

No matter the business model or the price point, there will be products and providers who offer quality and those who don't.

The other factor, though, is the buyer: Often a $7 or $17...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th March 2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 513
Posted By ShawnHansen
Re: List technique to ensure a genuine, primary email is given

Hi SiteHero!



What Myles said is spot on. That's how I operate as a consumer, and I suspect it's true for most people: If a person really wants to learn more, s/he's going to use a good...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th March 2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 937
Posted By ShawnHansen
Re: Squeeze page vs blog

Hi BigMike!

Think about the balance between your goals and those of your audience. As many others her have pointed out, a squeeze page is really about grabbing leads while a Blog is about...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th August 2012, 07:43 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,674
Posted By ShawnHansen
Re: Which url shortener is better for cloaking affiliate links?

Thanks, Barb! This is just what I was looking for this morning (said Shawn). . .
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