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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th May 2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 326
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: How to find old timers ?

Hey - What's Willie doing here? :D
Forum: Off Topic Forum 17th August 2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 882
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: what happened to all the warriors?

Life has a way of just moving on. As someone pushing 20 years on this forum (the year next to my name says 2002, but I was a member before they migrated to this format, so really, 1999 - 2000)...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th August 2019, 04:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 598
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Is this the greatest Branding Trick in Marketing ?

Yes, another strategy that did wonders for me many years back. I created products and made a fair amount of money doing this back before LinkedIn, Facebook - and even Youtube was still in its...
Forum: Local Meetups, Mastermind Groups and Warrior Events 12th July 2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 289
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Local Meetups for Internet Marketers

The best thing to do is just do it.


Years ago, I used to announce "Warrior Lunches" in this forum. I am from lower NY State, so I would hold them in norther NJ at a restaurant in one of the...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12th July 2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,154
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Anyone Tried or Had Success Eating the Keto Way

Since my last post in November last year I am still maintaining the weight loss using WW and better food choices along with walking, running, biking, etc.


I've had a lot of conversations with...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 14th November 2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,154
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Anyone Tried or Had Success Eating the Keto Way

This. Nice job Dan!



I actually use Weight Watchers, which is really nothing more than portion control, smarter choices and activity.


Since January I have lost 30 pounds and have...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 14th November 2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,084
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: BigMike passed away

While I can't say we were friends, we have communicated many times over the years. He was very generous with his time and knowledge. I learned quite a bit from him.


RIP BigMike.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th June 2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,089
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Giving up after 11 years

I think self awareness is probably the most important attribute to have if you want any form of success in this business.

I spent from 2001 to 2005 reading, learning (this was before you could...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 22nd March 2018, 05:48 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 5,589
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd November 2017, 08:00 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,117
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd November 2017, 05:22 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,117
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: It’s Been a Few Years, Warriors – Lessons to Share

THANK you!

I've been following you on FB and it was driving me nuts where I "knew" you from. I didn't make the Dow connection. :)

Good to see you back here. You were always an awesome...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12th September 2017, 04:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 179
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: One Of The Funniest Comedy Sketches Of All Time

What is does a yellow light mean? - Taxi TV Series - clip - YouTube
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th September 2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,298
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: If you have no money, is this the place to be?

This is exactly how I got started. Not only did I not have money to start a business - I was 5 figures in debt. But I had a regular paycheck coming in so I didn't need to worry about my bills. But I...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11th September 2017, 04:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 339
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Free Logo Maker Software

Be careful with ANY "free graphics" type site. You'll find that free has limits - like personal use only, etc.

Read the terms of any of these sites before you slap any free graphic or logo on your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th September 2017, 05:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 707
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Starting an online business

This is a broad question. The long and the short of it is any business you have that is based on line - no "brick and mortar" site.

And yes - much of it DOES require offline ability and technical...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 16th December 2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 351
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: The Dirtiest Affiliate Marketer Ever ??

Why are they always named Bubba? :D
Forum: Off Topic Forum 15th December 2016, 06:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 593
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: 2017 is almost here!

Ok, let me get this straight... if I say "cool kid" then I should choose a more "mature" word (which, by the way, I'm not mature enough to choose a more mature word), but when a Mac owner says...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 15th December 2016, 07:29 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 593
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: 2017 is almost here!

Well, to be fair, I didn't say you get nothing for the extra money. I'm sure you do. But since you and I probably do completely different things for a living (and with our computers) I have no way of...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 15th December 2016, 06:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 593
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: 2017 is almost here!

In my line of work, you would find NO Mac software to handle my (and my customers) needs. And like I said in my last post - makes no sense for me to buy a Mac, install some $99 software to run my PC...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 15th December 2016, 06:27 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 593
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: 2017 is almost here!

Yup, I know about that. But for what I use my computers for it make zero sense to change over. I'd end up using the Mac to run mostly PC programs - so why bother? I'm not going to buy a Mac because...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12th December 2016, 11:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 593
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: 2017 is almost here!

I agree about working in a business you want to start before starting it. Get the feel. My business is in an industry I have been in for 27 years - the first 20 as an employee. So when I started...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12th December 2016, 11:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 593
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: 2017 is almost here!

LOL - well, I have a 13 year old who constantly downloads and installs stuff for his gaming. On his computer I have to scan periodically. I don't scan my drives anymore. Everything I download gets...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st December 2016, 09:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: How many of thee have you done?

Well, your point about pitching up various guru's - you are right that some will answer and others won't. But the more you put out the more you get back.

As for the rest, let me tell you of MY...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th November 2016, 10:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 563
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Id rather be happily broke doing IM than be a robot

I will say this much - internet marketing is what helped me go from an employee mindset to a business owner mindset. If not for IM, I'd still be an employee. Not downing that at all. But after...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th November 2016, 06:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 563
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Id rather be happily broke doing IM than be a robot

I remember when I got into IM back in 2002 or so. I absolutely loved it. I had a job and 4 kids (with an ex-wife to pay) so leaving my job was not an option. But I did love the extra money.

Here...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th September 2016, 05:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,375
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Is paypal worth using at all???

OMG... 3 whole clicks for checkout? :D

I buy and sell on line day in and day out. When I buy even through Amazon, unless I activate the 1-click button (which I NEVER use) it takes 3 clicks/screens...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th September 2016, 06:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,026
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Is Coaching When You Have No Experience Unethical

So true. Back in 2004 I was contacted right here on the WF by a guy wanting to coach me. Long story short, I paid him a LOT of money only to learn he was a scam artist. A very good one.

But if...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd September 2016, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Whatever Happened 2 - HOWIE SCHWARTZ?

I went to one of his weekend IM seminars at his house a bunch of years ago. Interesting fellow. He was a little more black hat then. Smart guy - driven.
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 18th August 2016, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Sync.com, Box, Amazon Drive/S3, or Dropbox?

Most of these cloud storage services have some sort of free option, but they normally have limits - upload file size, storage capacity, etc.

For me, the best bang for my buck has been Amazon S3. ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th August 2016, 05:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,270
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Lifetime Website Hosting, Pay Once, Host Forever!!

Lifetime = only as long as they decide to stay in business. Which is almost never "forever" ;)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th August 2016, 05:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 195
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Do You Drop F- Bombs in Marketing to your Audience ??

Never used it in my marketing. But it doesn't offend me in the least if someone else uses it.

...unless it's directed at me personally, I guess ;)
Forum: Off Topic Forum 13th August 2016, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 54
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Riders on the storm - The backstory.

The first time I heard that song it was the background for this little ditty:

The Doors - The Hitchhiker - YouTube
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st August 2016, 11:36 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 947
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Sad Truth about Making Money Online

I actually did this in reverse. I taught myself the website building, graphics, etc. because I couldn't afford to hire people. Now I don't have the time, and do have the funds, so I hire it out.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th June 2016, 12:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 387
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Marketing cliches don't make good posts

Well, I can't agree with that at all either. Graffiti is there because of low IQ wannabe's who think what they put up is awesome, whereas those who spout all those cliches...

Um, maybe you're...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th June 2016, 11:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 387
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Marketing cliches don't make good posts

Claptrap it is. But if no one wanted to read it, you wouldn't see it everywhere.

Kinda like all that Viagra spam - if it weren't for the clueless, the spam wouldn't be profitable - and there would...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th May 2016, 06:03 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,988
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Where do I start? I have $50

GuitarArvin,

No one can give you a single actionable plan without knowing what it is that sparks your interest. Because I can refer you to some very good low cost and free places to learn to code....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th April 2016, 07:31 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,011
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: What was your first failed project in internet marketing?

Failure = quitting. Since I never quit, I have never failed :D

Ok, well I had many false starts, but they all related to one thing - something I think keeps MANY people from success...

They...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th April 2016, 06:41 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 7,481
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Burn the Ships & Take the Island...Or...Get a Job?

Nothing in life is :)

My wife, who worked at a very big company, just lost her job because after 45 years in the U.S., they decided to close her plant.

Such as life. I now have my own business...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th April 2016, 11:24 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 7,481
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Burn the Ships & Take the Island...Or...Get a Job?

I'd take this one step further and say he's probably more afraid of success. It's not uncommon. People fear the unknown, they fear change, they fear rejection, they fear loss - and "suddenly"...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th April 2016, 02:02 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,558
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Let's Help Each Other Make Money Together. And Stop Bull Crapping Around For A Quick Buck!

LOL - you keep proving my point. Thank you.

The only one doing any "selling" here would be you. But because of the way you "argue" you seem too immature and insecure to see it. That's a shame...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th April 2016, 12:32 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,558
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Let's Help Each Other Make Money Together. And Stop Bull Crapping Around For A Quick Buck!

Regardless of what Mike thinks, I understood what you were looking for IN your initial post. But now the entire thread (from one man's perspective) is all about a friggin definition - which in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th April 2016, 12:27 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,558
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Let's Help Each Other Make Money Together. And Stop Bull Crapping Around For A Quick Buck!

No back door. Simply experience. There are definitions and there are derivatives of those definitions (usually implied). In the I.M. niche, people use derivatives all the time even if you don't...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th April 2016, 11:10 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,558
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Let's Help Each Other Make Money Together. And Stop Bull Crapping Around For A Quick Buck!

From where I sit, JVs are partnerships:

a commercial enterprise undertaken jointly by two or more parties that otherwise retain their distinct identities.

So by definition if you are in a JV...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th April 2016, 08:38 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,558
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th April 2016, 08:01 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,558
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Let's Help Each Other Make Money Together. And Stop Bull Crapping Around For A Quick Buck!

Your arguments for the sake of arguing are the only strawmen I see. You can't get enough of that. You seem so angry ;)

Plus I wasn't "jumping" on him. I was responding to the REST of his post in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th April 2016, 05:24 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,558
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Let's Help Each Other Make Money Together. And Stop Bull Crapping Around For A Quick Buck!

That's true up to a point. You need good quality traffic for your product to be a success, but your odds are better if the product IS a good one.



Well, again, true to a point. SEO or financial...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th April 2016, 09:32 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,558
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th March 2016, 02:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 380
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Don't you just love AOL users?

What? AOL is still around?

LOL
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd March 2016, 01:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,120
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Your opinion about NameCheap

What Steve said.

However, as a NC user for domains, I love them. I have been buying domains there since 2006 and have a little over 100. Never an issue.

As for hosting, I have never used them...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd March 2016, 05:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 726
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Will promoting JVZoo products give you a bad name?

I have been doing this for about 14 or 15 years now and I have yet to come across a product selling platform that DOESN'T have crap products. So, there is that...




If you are marketing to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st March 2016, 09:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 437
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Is it necessary to use a plugin such as "wishlist member" for building a membership site?

Looks like Youtube is working on this:

YouTube's paid subscription offering takes shape (http://www.theverge.com/2015/4/8/8371131/youtube-paid-subscription-offline-video)

Not sure of the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st March 2016, 08:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 437
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Is it necessary to use a plugin such as "wishlist member" for building a membership site?

Membership plugins (for Wordpress) or solutions like Sid Hale's (Rapid Action Profits) may cost something up front but will save you down the road. You have the learning curve, so the first site...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th March 2016, 08:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 796
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: What Would You Do?

The question isn't whether it's possible. Anything is possible. The question is, is it realistic. And that depends on the individual.

Overall, I have not seen many people who made money in this...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th March 2016, 08:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 796
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: What Would You Do?

Your first paragraph is really only slightly true...and you answered why in your second paragraph :)

I started making money while 5 figures in debt, but here's what I learned. I had a job to pay...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th March 2016, 05:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,252
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: My Thoughts On IM Gurus After 8 Years In IM

It also helps that Chris Farrell is a genuinely nice guy who LOVES to help others :)

His membership site was a success before teaming up with Mike - it's what put him on Mike's radar in fact (I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th March 2016, 05:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,252
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: My Thoughts On IM Gurus After 8 Years In IM

That one self discovery is something that will help people achieve their goals more than just about anything - understanding that learning from someone doesn't necessarily mean doing something just...
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