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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th May 2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,660
Posted By TimD
Re: A Message from Simon Grabowski CEO of GetResponse -

Mick, I'm sorry you guys got hit. Thanks for your transparency. And for taking action. Good luck.
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd December 2013, 01:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,160
Posted By TimD
Re: Dry Cleaning: How would you help to market?

Yes, EDDM would be a perfect vehicle for a dry cleaner since it lets you target literally by the carrier route.

And, I have Jake's (Bob Ross's) WSO on EDDM. It's terrific.
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th November 2013, 11:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,160
Posted By TimD
Re: Dry Cleaning: How would you help to market?

Dan Kennedy did an interesting case study on dry cleaners.

It turns out, if someone goes to a dry cleaners three times, they are hooked. Dry cleaning is like chiropractic, very dependent on drive...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th November 2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 278
Posted By TimD
Re: New domain for a targeted keyword VS. adding content to an existing domain

From what I've seen, you can still get an advantage from an exact match domain. If that's not available, Google seems to like established sites. So adding to your site might make sense.
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th September 2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 377
Posted By TimD
Re: Artists web site

Take a look at Basic by ElegantThemes. t's a red and black theme with an "About Me" sidebar that might be a good beginner for your use.
Forum: Copywriting 22nd May 2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,024
Posted By TimD
Re: Dealing with burnout/lack of creativity?

Nick, I'm sorry to hear you're hitting a dry spot creatively. Frustrating, I'm sure.

Another way to get past a creative dry spell is to give up being creative for a while. I'm sure you're familiar...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st May 2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,123
Posted By TimD
.ORGs get a big boost in latest Google Algo change?

Are you guys seeing .orgs near the top of the rankings recently?

I've been doing some analyses for local clients and am seeing .orgs that are not as well optimized outranking sites with more...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th March 2013, 12:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,572
Posted By TimD
Re: If You Aren't Getting 40% call back from your direct mail

Ewen, just a note to you. The letter that you worked up with me (one page, tell them exactly why I targeted them, tell them the specific problems I think they are experiencing, invite them to get in...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th March 2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,019
Posted By TimD
Re: Direct Mail - Conversion Rates from Response %

Yes, now you're onto the issue - Do NOT mail to a cold list until you have a proven winner and you know the math. Your single biggest determinant of success is how targeted your list is, then how...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th March 2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,357
Posted By TimD
Re: How to double your close rate this month

I have to post another story to follow up.

I ran a webinar Feb 15 and made a free offer to bring people in to a paid offer. One business on the webinar contacted me immediately asking for the free...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd February 2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,498
Posted By TimD
Re: A little help please from infofree.com users

Ewen, Sorry to hijack your thread but it's getting visibility and someone from InfoFree on it.

I've just had a very bad experience with them.

I wanted to put together an email list.

I...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th December 2012, 12:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,929
Posted By TimD
Re: Letter To Doctors Gets A Crazy ROI: Full Letter and Reasons Why

OK, good letter. Good form. He's very conscious of what he's doing at every step. He's crafting the emotional journey of the reader.

And look at the underlying offer. At heart, he's selling an...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th December 2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,046
Posted By TimD
Re: How Can We Add More Value To Our Mold Business?

My washing machine just overflowed a couple weeks ago. It was a small spill on our top floor, dripped through to the lower floor. We called in ServPro who, in our neck of the woods, are the defacto...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd December 2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,977
Posted By TimD
Re: How Relevant Is The Gary Halbert Letter When It Comes To Direct Mail and SRDS Today?

I paid to go to the event that I attended. It was a weekend of marketing. Perry Marshall was TERRIFIC as he always is. Nothing but actionable insight. But many of the others were just pitching. And...
Forum: Website Design 2nd December 2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,486
Posted By TimD
Re: Please critique my Six Pack Abs landing page

I wounder if you could flip the whole argument around and sell against the traditional workout market. There's plenty of research out there documenting that fact that most women (even around the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd December 2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 915
Posted By TimD
Re: Picture this...

OK, here's the challenge you've set up. I've gotten good clients from Craigslist. And I've gotten lots of schlock. I want to write an ad that gets more meat and less schlock. I'm targeting million...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd December 2012, 12:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,977
Posted By TimD
Re: How Relevant Is The Gary Halbert Letter When It Comes To Direct Mail and SRDS Today?

I would not go to a Dan Kennedy event these days. I went to one a couple of years ago. Total pitch fest. I have terrific respect for Dan Kennedy. And Magnetic Marketing is a good system. But the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th November 2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 642
Posted By TimD
Re: Anyone Know of Awesome Craigslist Copywriter on WF?

I would second Ewen. He's given me invaluable help. And Redshifted. He's had some terrific copy.
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th November 2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,357
Posted By TimD
How to double your close rate this month

I literally just got off the phone 12 minutes ago with a guy that is hiring me to SEO for him. I almost missed the sale. Here was THE key to getting the business - call him to follow up.

That...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th October 2012, 10:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,328
Posted By TimD
Re: Cold emailing is frustrating...need advice.

Tazz, the free mock up offer can be very difficult to close if you're not meeting with them in person. If possible, when they request the mock up, call them immediately. Find out why the mock up is...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th October 2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By TimD
Re: Service differentiation -- Is the pie big enough?

Another advantage of specializing is that you become everybody's buddy instead of everybody's competition. Say you decide to specialize in Google Places/Plus. If you take that seriously, you can go...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th October 2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By TimD
Re: Service differentiation -- Is the pie big enough?

Welcome Nykotai,
I hope you thrive. And yes, I agree with you that the offline market place has become very crowded. I get emails everyday from firms in India offering web design and SEO and...
Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 10th October 2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 6,043
Posted By TimD
Re: Hiring Experienced Craigslist Poster

Notice that you have no signature below your post.
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th October 2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,270
Posted By TimD
Re: Landing Page Layout/Design for Local business

This is a terrific answer by Maricelu. It's hard to add any more. I do have a couple of points.

I agree, you want to think about what your home page is doing. Some businesses offer only one thing....
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th October 2012, 12:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By TimD
Re: Wise warriors, advice on how to promote an e-commerce store selling a commodity

Hi Kam,
Thanks for asking and for being generous with your information so we can help. I have two immediate reactions to your question given what we know.

1. First, spend some time with them on...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th September 2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,125
Posted By TimD
Re: Where The BIG Money Is NOW Online For Offliners

Ewen, I'm stunned to see this post from you. I just came to the forum after writing one of your "Warning Don't Buy Web Design..." ads and realized that much of my examples and proof had to do with...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th September 2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By TimD
Re: Talking To Manager About Internet Marketing Campaigns

You might get in touch with RedShifted. He's done a lot of work in home remodeling. He's found craigslist to be a really good source of leads if you scale it up significantly (don't think you can...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th September 2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 917
Posted By TimD
Re: Uncle Needs Help for his Contractor Business

Ewen, this is a hell of an ad. My wife is a branding consultant. She tells all her clients that they need to appeal to women. Most can't drum up the guts. You went right after it. That looks terrific.
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th September 2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 19,435
Posted By TimD
Re: How do I sell lead generation services to local businesses?

You can also go through linkedin as you were thinking.

Hey, I want to build up my linkedin recommendations. So I'm offering you a trade. I'll get you on page one/send you a week of free leads/do...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th September 2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,285
Posted By TimD
Re: LinkedIn - how to write a killer message

I second Dominica's endorsement of Preeti's LinkedIn Client Attraction system. I have three or four LinkedIn systems and Preeti's has performed best for me so far.
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st August 2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,021
Posted By TimD
Re: How I make an extra $1,000 on virtually every sale

Deleted this because I brought the info up to my opening post above.
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st August 2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,021
Posted By TimD
How I make an extra $1,000 on virtually every sale

Hey guys,
I notice that I have never read anyone talking about branding, positioning, or copy writing for clients.

I assumed everyone was doing this. I sell it easily and include it in almost...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th August 2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 976
Posted By TimD
Re: Wedding Prospects: Where To Find Them?

Hi Jon,
Also, remember that Facebook allows you to target engaged people of any gender or age.
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th August 2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 685
Posted By TimD
Re: This is a prospect?

Thanks for the Q mojo. I meant that he's working out of his house (probably in sales) and doesn't have responsibility for the web project. I talked to the real owner for about 10 minutes. Summer is...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd August 2012, 08:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 462
Posted By TimD
Re: Need help with my biz

If you're part of the war room, John.Pawlett has a free WSO on Offline Lead Generation on steroids. Somewhere in this sub forum, you'll find John Spangler's thread on how he ramped up his business....
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th July 2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,067
Posted By TimD
Re: How to Help a Lawyer Get More Clients Online

Will, I think you have a challenge.

I just got off the phone with a workers compensation attorney I've been working with in the Puget Sound. Same deal. I have him at the top of Serps for 5 or 6...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th June 2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 893
Posted By TimD
Re: Scraping emails from local search results to email????

I wouldn't argue with Ken on this. I've used Chris Ramsey's Easy Lead Finder - which I think is OK for the money. I've also used Mozenda which is killer and expensive. I use PowerLeadsPro regularly...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th June 2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,481
Posted By TimD
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th June 2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,038
Posted By TimD
Re: Need Presentation Ideas [About To Close A Big Deal Offline]

I think this is excellent advice. And if it were a small account that you could close in one meeting (say, a $3-5,000 site) I would agree totally.

If this account is larger, I would do this in a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th June 2012, 01:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,038
Posted By TimD
Re: Need Presentation Ideas [About To Close A Big Deal Offline]

I ALWAYS start off by restating their project goals and tying the goals back to their company. I used to sell very large phone systems (100's of 000's$). And I started every presentation this way and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th June 2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,894
Posted By TimD
Re: The Big Lie about video marketing

Claude, that's a terrific recap. Thanks for your generosity. I'd love to see something from you in more depth.
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd June 2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,175
Posted By TimD
Re: How do you explain SEO to your Offline Prospects?

Two things:
SEO is a hard sell if they don't get why they should want it already. I just say, your website might as well be a brochure you throw out on the street if you don't provide a way for...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st June 2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,917
Posted By TimD
Re: What do small business need and will readily pay for? I need your suggestions.

I agree with the people that have said the benefits they want are more time, more ease, more money, or at least a bigger stream of leads that makes them think they will get those.

As far as...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st June 2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,125
Posted By TimD
Re: Cold Callers - Do you leave messages or not?

I've done both. I remember getting a good series by Ari Galper on Unlocking Cold Calling or something like that. He advocated leaving messages. I don't see how it hurts you. The only reason not to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th May 2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,893
Posted By TimD
Re: Why Cold Emails Won't Work (Real Life Evidence)

I thought that was a terrific response. Thanks for laying that all out.
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th May 2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,308
Posted By TimD
Re: You have a better shot of hitting the lottery than to rank a video!!

I don't doubt you can rank a video. I have 38 videos on page one right now.

My doubt is that videos really drive traffic or inquiries. I think they can when you have an actual product to demo or...
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th May 2012, 11:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,893
Posted By TimD
Re: Why Cold Emails Won't Work (Real Life Evidence)

I sent out 170 cold B2B emails this morning to service provider I thought I could work with and asking for referrals. I've gotten 6 replies so far (that's more than a 3% return in several hours over...
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th May 2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,042
Posted By TimD
Re: How I made $7K my first month w/No Site or Testimonials

If I wanted to get SEO - the basics - really fast, I would do three things:
1. Google "seo ranking factors" and read a couple of articles from SEObook or SEOmoz or one of the guys that polls top SEO...
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th May 2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,042
Posted By TimD
Re: How I made $7K my first month w/No Site or Testimonials

Hi Stranger,
I knew a fair amount about SEO. What I saw constantly was people going after keywords that were too broad. If you look on my site, you'll see a testimonial from a fellow who says on got...
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th May 2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,042
Posted By TimD
How I made $7K my first month w/No Site or Testimonials

OK, I've been reading a couple of threads by guys who've spilled the beans on how they're making money in Offline. I've been really amazed by what they were willing to share openly. I'm thinking of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st May 2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 554
Posted By TimD
Re: Lead Generating Sites

Doing one domain with subdoamains is, of course, the cheaper route.

As far as SEO goes, Google sees subdomains as separate domains. The links to one don't help the others as links to folders do....
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd April 2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 1,343
Views: 129,353
Posted By TimD
Re: Make $5000 per month and be a hero.

ckbank, I can offer a couple of things.

I've been doing offline for a couple of years. I have lots of nice testimonials on my site from people who've gotten lots of business working with me. In...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 21st January 2011, 12:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,437
Posted By TimD
Re: WP Twin Just Saved My Bum!

Evie, this is a terrific post. Thanks for all the insight into what you're doing and how you used WPTwin.
Tim
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th January 2011, 01:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 798
Posted By TimD
Re: Local SEO query

For SEO, a big site with pages or subfolders dedicated to particular keywords will have an advantage in that the links to the total site count toward authority for individual pages and subfolders...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th October 2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,594
Posted By TimD
Re: Only 2 Hours per day to make money online

Tim Gorman has built up quite a good income (6 figures I believe) writing articles from about 10:00 p.m. to 2 a.m. every day. He's in the military, about to be discharged I believe, and has built his...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th September 2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,668
Posted By TimD
Re: Is Whitehat SEO Still Working

I have three problems with the white hat/black hat distinction.

First, pure white hat means writing great content and hoping people will link to it. What if your visitors don't want content? I do...
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