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Forum: Social Media 12th January 2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,221
Posted By Wally Conger
Re: Worst Use of Social Media of 2012

Nice of you to pass this on, HP. I should have thought of that myself. :o

The horrible thing is, this story is probably pretty common, especially in this era of Facebook/Twitter hotheadedness. A...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd December 2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 641
Posted By Wally Conger
Re: Bad Economy Creating Competition for Internet Marketers?

Terrific points made by Caliban here...

There's never any reason to fear competition as long as you're focused on providing great value and improving yourself and your work continuously.

Wally
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd December 2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,141
Posted By Wally Conger
Re: Uploading book to kindle

You might want to check out the WSO section and find one of the many products in there about creating Kindle books. In the past few months, there have been a LOT of 'em offered.

Wally
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd December 2011, 02:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,361
Posted By Wally Conger
Re: Advertising SCAM.....IMPORTANT!!!

Thanks for the alert about this. :eek:
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd December 2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 888
Posted By Wally Conger
Re: Jedi Frog Discovered The Real Secret To Internet Marketing Success

Nice video, great lesson, Willie. This is something we tend to forget, because so often we fall in love with a "method" and are just too damn lazy to find a better one.

What's that they say about...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd December 2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,443
Posted By Wally Conger
Re: How did you make your first $10?

Actually, I made my first $10 online (it was really $27) selling my very first product back two years ago. I created a freebie, offered it on a squeeze page, then gathered a list of about 100 names....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th November 2011, 08:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By Wally Conger
Re: Does someone know of a product like this?

You might want to check out Chris Farrell's membership site. I think you can view most of his instructional videos for free...and he's pretty darn thorough.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th November 2011, 02:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 652
Posted By Wally Conger
Re: Good Internet Marketers Market to...

I'm not quite following this line of thinking.

If I want to learn how to build cabinets, I take a course from a cabinet-maker. He also sells me a few tools to use to build the cabinets. So I start...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th November 2011, 01:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,287
Posted By Wally Conger
Re: a nice little find!

Dropbox can also be used when you've got a customer with problems accessing your downloads. You can provide that customer with a temporary link right to the product if necessary.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th November 2011, 01:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By Wally Conger
Re: I've been looking at the numbers.... how do I....

Brian's idea is a GREAT one. Blog-as-you-go...a case study of your efforts to free yourself from the job.

On top of the fact that it'll help you focus on your goal, you can also spin the blog off...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd November 2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 599
Posted By Wally Conger
Re: What Is An ASPECT of IM That You're DYING To Learn?

Can't agree with this. There are plenty of great books out their on writing great headlines. The most readily available, and basic (which is what it's all about), is probably Dan Kennedy's...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd November 2011, 10:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 630
Posted By Wally Conger
Re: Super Long Sales Videos

Boy, do I agree with this. So often, I've been anxious to buy -- knowing the seller, my need for the info the product offers, etc. -- and I get stuck in a 20-minute video THAT NEVER GETS TO THE...
Forum: Mind Warriors 29th July 2011, 09:47 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,831
Posted By Wally Conger
Re: Books that changed your life...

Optimism One, an old old book (1970) by the late futurist F.M. Esfandiary (FM-2030) turned me from pessimist to optimist.

How to Win Friends & Influence People, by Dale Carnegie, was a big...
Forum: Mind Warriors 29th July 2011, 09:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 611
Posted By Wally Conger
Re: Try Something New For 30 Days

I'd always heard it only takes 21 days. But even 28 is a pretty good deal! :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th July 2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 564
Posted By Wally Conger
Re: Ghost Audience

I served 15 years as a corporate wage slave -- a big Fortune 500 company in Los Angeles -- before I finally got the boot in my 18th "corporate restructuring." That was a few years ago, and I haven't...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th July 2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 564
Posted By Wally Conger
Re: Ghost Audience

Spending hundreds of hours in front of a computer to get your bizniz launched well is no big deal if you enjoy it. I happen to enjoy it. :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th July 2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 564
Posted By Wally Conger
Re: Ghost Audience

Hey, Ryan, you've got a really nice looking blog site, but I think you're being waaaaay too hard on yourself. Looking at your posts, it seems that you've only been up and running since last Friday or...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th July 2011, 06:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,268
Posted By Wally Conger
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th July 2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,223
Posted By Wally Conger
Re: First Mile Stone Of $10,000 Reached :)

Thanks so much for the encouraging news, Jeff. Maybe one of these days, you can offer us a case study of your business and we can learn by your example! Maybe a WSO? :D
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd June 2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,380
Posted By Wally Conger
Re: Collecting Email Address's And Paypal TOS

Are you using Aweber or other autoresponder to make email contact with these purchasing customers, John? Can this be done without an opt-in? :confused:
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd June 2011, 11:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,133
Posted By Wally Conger
Re: 0 sales -Have i wasted 2 years of my life?

It's hard to judge from your stats... would actually like to SEE your site.

Besides that, I think just three days for a $37 offer is a little early to start worrying too much. :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd June 2011, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 881
Posted By Wally Conger
Re: The best wordpress theme!

I've been using Thesis Theme for the past year or so and love its simplicity and flexibility. I'm not too fancy-schmancy, but I find that whenever I think, "Wouldn't it be neat to be able to do...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th May 2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,420
Posted By Wally Conger
Re: Jay Abraham

I'm a longtime Abraham fan and STILL listen at least once a year to his old Nightingale-Conant program "Your Secret Wealth." Great material, and I used a lot of it in my marketing consulting business...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th May 2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By Wally Conger
Re: I hate when this happens

I guess if I was the buyer and not the seller, and I had a legitimate complaint, I'd appreciate what Paypal does, but...

I'd STILL go directly to the seller first with my problem.
Forum: Mind Warriors 10th May 2011, 04:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 562
Posted By Wally Conger
Re: My original quote

Simplify, simplify, simplify...

My favorite "take action" quote comes from Julia Cameron...

"Leap, and the net will appear!"
Forum: Mind Warriors 10th May 2011, 04:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 582
Posted By Wally Conger
Re: Finally Started

Taking that first step is always the hardest thing to do. I procrastinated and fretted about launching my online business for maybe 18 months before I finally got disgusted with myself one afternoon....
Forum: Mind Warriors 9th May 2011, 10:34 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,864
Posted By Wally Conger
Re: What Motivates you ?

It just occurred to me that one of my biggest motivations is FEAR. When the checkbook starts getting low and I see bills coming due, I always grind out work like crazy! :o
Forum: Mind Warriors 8th May 2011, 08:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,224
Posted By Wally Conger
Re: What are your roadblocks?

Procrastination and fear of not "getting it right" are my biggest roadblocks. I tend to tinker with everything -- squeeze pages, products, product launches, etc. If my wife didn't occasionally say...
Forum: Mind Warriors 8th May 2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,864
Posted By Wally Conger
Re: What Motivates you ?

What motivates me? Other peoples' success stories...and instruction on how they did it! :)
Forum: Mind Warriors 8th May 2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 801
Posted By Wally Conger
Re: Need a bit of advice

The negative family issue is a difficult one. But separation is really the only solution. This doesn't necessarily mean that you NEVER see negative family members. Just limit the times you see them...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd May 2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 535
Posted By Wally Conger
Re: My First Attempt at an Opt In Bonus - Where to source ebook?

How come you don't want to create something new? I think a unique product -- even a giveaway -- is always preferable. It'll be YOURS alone...unique to you and designating you as an expert in your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd May 2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 524
Posted By Wally Conger
Re: Making and Launching a Product?

Do a Google search for "Dave Navarro." He offers some very good, and relatively inexpensive, launch informaton. Also, Jason Fladlein has a lot of good, easy-to-follow info.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 2nd May 2011, 11:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 765
Posted By Wally Conger
Re: Asking for permission to Enter!

Welcome, Khyber! There's a LOT going on here, so take best advantage of it!

One suggestion: when you're searching for specific information, it's sometimes faster to do a quick search of everything...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th April 2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 746
Posted By Wally Conger
Re: Is it ever a bad investment to become a full warrior member?

Just my two cents worth...but the War Room ALONE is worth the one-time $37 pricetag. The info value is phenomenal.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th April 2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,613
Posted By Wally Conger
Re: How many Emails do you send to subscribers per week

I send out 2-3 emails to my list each week -- Monday-Wednesday-Friday, sometimes Tuesday-Thursday. None are real hard sell -- I always offer stories with tips tied to 'em -- but I link to a product...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th April 2011, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 487
Posted By Wally Conger
Re: Where do draw the line for posts on your blog.

I don't quite understand. Does your wife allow everybody to post articles to her site, without any kind of sign-in? Or are you just talking about comments here?

Anyway, comments-wise, I've always...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th April 2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 459
Posted By Wally Conger
Re: Respect for your fellow Warriors 101

My biggest suggestion to newbies...and even some oldtimers...is to make the subject lines on your new threads SPECIFIC. Subject lines that just say "Help!" or "How can I make money?" or "I've got a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th April 2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 511
Posted By Wally Conger
Re: Factors in deciding a Wordpress Theme?

Andrew makes a great point. Just get rolling. WordPress is very adaptable and you can switch themes easily enough.

I went through 4-5 themes myself until I settled on Thesis Theme a year or so...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd April 2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 739
Posted By Wally Conger
Re: Newbie in need of advice

What held me up so long in IM was that I was intimidated by the idea of launching a web page on my own. I bought all the Dummies books, and I still didn't get it.

The thing that finally got me off...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd April 2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,205
Posted By Wally Conger
Re: Who Is Your Favorite Mentor?

Chris Farrell -- His free eBook on creating a website was the first guide that screenshot-for-screenshot finally got me online with a webpage.

Jason Fladlien -- His product-creation stuff...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd February 2011, 03:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,053
Posted By Wally Conger
Re: OMG Are People THAT Low These Days?!

I think you're on the right track, Lauryn, if you plan to write shorter articles. I think it's a lot less likely that people will outright steal your articles if they're on the not-so-thorough side.
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st January 2011, 01:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 855
Posted By Wally Conger
Re: Question About Business Cards

Two things:

1. I think a business card is a MUST. When I'm in conversation with someone -- whether at Starbucks, the bank, a conference, etc. -- and the subject of my business comes up, I need to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st January 2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,271
Posted By Wally Conger
Re: Do you think this is Ethical? Is this a fair WSO practice?

Hopefully not, Dennis. I'm learning a lot from this thread. Thanks to all!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st January 2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,271
Posted By Wally Conger
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st January 2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,271
Posted By Wally Conger
Re: Do you think this is Ethical? Is this a fair WSO practice?

Wasn't really aware of that. I've got a LOT to learn. Thanks! :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st January 2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,594
Posted By Wally Conger
Re: $5 Article Writing service?

My advice: write your own articles. Practice your writing skills here on the Warrior Forum by posting regularly. You'll be surprised how quickly your writing will improve. And your articles -- and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st January 2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,271
Posted By Wally Conger
Re: Do you think this is Ethical? Is this a fair WSO practice?

I've got no problem with folks who offer bonuses for reviews -- even if they offer bonuses for just good reviews. I'll probably do the same when I launch my first WSO.

I'll usually only bother...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 21st January 2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 918
Posted By Wally Conger
Re: Titanic vs Avatar

I miss the old Cameron...TERMINATOR, ALIENS. Movies that had good story. AVATAR looked beautiful, but the story was stale, and I resent it having ushered in this overused 3D trend.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 21st January 2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 486
Posted By Wally Conger
Re: The Top 10 Grossing Films of 2010

I'd argue that INCEPTION is a pretty serious movie. It may have sci-fi trappings, but it's a thoughtful study of human consciousness (and unconsciousness).
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th January 2011, 08:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,664
Posted By Wally Conger
Re: How Long Do You Create Your Product?

Two years ago, I was fiddling for the second month on my first product (a freebie eBook to build my list) when my wife said, "For cryin' out loud, just finish the darn thing! You've got more products...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th January 2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 522
Posted By Wally Conger
Re: Another Newbie!

One suggestion for you: don't get overwhelmed. Figger out what questions you want answered, then search for the answers using the forum search tools.

It's easy to get lost in here, believe me!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th January 2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 859
Posted By Wally Conger
Re: Dont try to build you IM in one day.

My problem was never trying to do too much, it was being so overwhelmed that I sat for 18 months and did NOTHING! It wasn't until I got fed up, took some of the advice offered here -- and focused on...
Forum: Mind Warriors 18th January 2011, 08:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,140
Posted By Wally Conger
Re: As a Man thinketh..James Allen

Earl Nighingale's famous recording "The Strangest Secret" was a life-changer for me...almost 25 years ago. (The recording was first released in the 1950s.)

You become what you think about.
Forum: Mind Warriors 18th January 2011, 08:26 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,732
Posted By Wally Conger
Re: Who loves Tony Robbins?

Almost 20 years ago, my wife and I attended one of Robbins' free seminars that promoted one of his full-blown weekend events. He packed so much value into that free 2-hour presentation, I've been a...
Forum: Mind Warriors 18th January 2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 607
Posted By Wally Conger
Re: Don't waste on worry

This'll sound kinda woo-woo to a lot of you, but I was taught an anti-worry technique by a practitioner of Jin Shin Jyutsu, a type of accupressure. And it sure works for me.

What you do is hold...
Forum: Mind Warriors 18th January 2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,203
Posted By Wally Conger
Re: Do you constantly need motivation?

Nothing motivates me more than hearing a great success story. And they're easily found here at the Warrior Forum.

And, of course, everytime I find an email notice from Paypal about a sale I've...
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