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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th April 2015, 03:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 752
Posted By Nightengale
Re: Seeking for a perfect autoresponder

Another vote for AWeber! They're awesome.

I've been with them for about 10 years now and they're simply the best in the industry.

Michelle
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd April 2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,126
Posted By Nightengale
Re: Is anybody else tired of upsells?

curiozities,

That's an excellent example of an upsell that not only greatly increased the amount of the original sale, but it was also of service to you, the customer. It was NOT at the expense...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd April 2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,126
Posted By Nightengale
Re: Is anybody else tired of upsells?

I notice Amy hasn't come back to comment on this thread even once since she started it.

Makes you wonder why we even bother to reply or help. Or maybe she just didn't appreciate the feedback she...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd April 2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,126
Posted By Nightengale
Re: Is anybody else tired of upsells?

This is one of the most absurd posts I've ever seen. You need a different perspective -- badly.

As others have said, an upsell or downsell completes or complements the product or service just...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th March 2015, 03:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By Nightengale
Re: WHAT WOULD YOU DO??????

It really depends on your skill and knowledge level. Those with more skills and knowledge won't need to invest as much time as someone who still has to build those things up.

Overall though, you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th March 2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,311
Posted By Nightengale
Re: A newbie needs some help

You've received some good advice, but it's also broad and all over the map.

A few thoughts:

1. It's a huge mistake to make SEO your primary marketing focus.

There's a lot of of talk around...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th March 2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 4,753
Posted By Nightengale
Re: We are not all 'Bros' & 'Dudes'

Amen Melody! You are so right.

I, too, spend A LOT of money online in the IM space, buying products and services to help me with my online business. The IM and MMO space is dominated by men and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd March 2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,791
Posted By Nightengale
Re: Coaches: One-on-One to Group Coaching?

Now this an interesting situation. And it really helps to know your niche and product/service. David and Jason (as the others) have given you some good information.

As they've said, it's time to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd February 2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,265
Posted By Nightengale
Re: Can someone explain the whole squeeze/optin/funnel setup?

A sales funnel can refer to a couple of different things:

1. The different products/services you offer and how they relate to each other.
2. The specific process a prospect goes through to buy...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th February 2015, 03:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,659
Posted By Nightengale
Re: Brand New Here - In Need of Direction

Clarity is a HUGE part of IM success. I hope this post brings some clarity. It's so simple when you know it -- and darn difficult when you don't! I owe my mentors a world of thanks for bringing this...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th February 2015, 03:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 362
Posted By Nightengale
Re: Outlook for Email or?

I'm always surprised when people tell me they're still using an e-mail client like Outlook or Mac Mail. As you're learning, software can create a lot of problems. Also, you're tied to just one PC...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th January 2015, 01:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 713
Posted By Nightengale
Re: Anybody familiar with writing and selling a eBook? Design, price point, ect.

To the OP,

It totally depends on what you're really selling. Your subject line says "e-book", but your post talks about info worth $200 or so.

Books, by definition, typically sell for $20-$30...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th January 2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,951
Posted By Nightengale
Re: Is List Building Actually Important?

colinph970,

Where are the stats to back up your claim?

Is so easy to get sucked into the IM world and the WF and think that's all there is. But the business world is much, much bigger.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd December 2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,971
Posted By Nightengale
Re: Internet Marketing + MLM

I haven't been in an MLM in about 20 years, but I still loosely follow the industry. And I know MLMers who have built their businesses primarily online, WITHOUT resorting to in-person home meetings...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd December 2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,473
Posted By Nightengale
Re: Who are the Top Internet Marketers?

1. Ali Brown
2. Marie Forleo
3. Sheri (Sheree) Keys
4. Lisa Sasevich
5. Fabienne Fredrickson
6. Nathalie Lussier
7. Michelle Pescosolido
8. Sandi Kraskowski
9. Mari Smith
10. Mara Glazer
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th November 2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,240
Posted By Nightengale
Re: Another Newbie Question - Looking for Direction

Clarity is a HUGE part of IM success. I hope this post brings some clarity. It's so simple when you know it -- and darn difficult when you don't! I owe my mentors a world of thanks for bringing this...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,173
Posted By Nightengale
Re: Complete newbie wanting to learn internet marketing badly!

Clarity is a HUGE part of IM success. I hope this post brings some clarity. It's so simple when you know it -- and darn difficult when you don't! I owe my mentors a world of thanks for bringing this...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th October 2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 722
Posted By Nightengale
Re: Newbie affiliate seeking help

Alexa and cianci1129 are absolutely right: do NOT give your download away on the thank you page. People are hoping or thinking you will and submit bogus e-mail addresses and you end up building a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th October 2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 604
Posted By Nightengale
Re: Newsletter Creation for Professionals

Brent is right: your post isn't very clear.

Are you looking for someone to write a newsletter for you? Are you looking to write for others? Are you looking for someone to create a custom...
Forum: Copywriting 27th October 2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,962
Posted By Nightengale
Re: What works best in Internet marketing – long copy or short copy?

This has been discussed to death. Just do a simple search.

However, the answer is "It depends."

It depends on the purpose of your copy. Do you just want a click? Do you want a sale? What...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th October 2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 532
Posted By Nightengale
Re: Looking for place to start!!!

Sorry, but no. InternetMarketer1 has given you really, REALLY bad, HORRIBLE advice. :(

He's right about staying focused. But beyond that, he's really wrong about everything else.

E-mail...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th September 2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 834
Posted By Nightengale
Re: How to start IM as a Newbie?

Clarity is a HUGE part of IM success. I hope this post brings some clarity. It's so simple when you know it -- and darn difficult when you don't! I owe my mentors a world of thanks for bringing this...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th September 2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,829
Posted By Nightengale
Re: My Girlfriends Etsy Shop....How To Market Her Products???

I disagree.

Etsy is only a PLATFORM. It could be Etsy, Shopify, eBay, Amazon, etc.

The individual platform is incidental. What matters is HOW you promote your stuff. And just like blogging,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th September 2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,829
Posted By Nightengale
Re: My Girlfriends Etsy Shop....How To Market Her Products???

Ben Adkins teaches others how to sell physical products. He has a training/coaching program called Arbitrage Magician.

I've been on Ben's list for a year and a half now and am VERY impressed. ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd September 2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 741
Posted By Nightengale
Re: Your views on turning off PLC on a launch.... Some people aren't happy

No, leave everything as it was. Don't redirect anything.

As others have said, your previous PLC are pre-selling your stuff. Often, people want to review them before making a final buying...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd September 2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,429
Posted By Nightengale
Re: What Is a Simple Cheap Business to Start?

Clarity is a HUGE part of IM success. I hope this post brings some clarity. It's so simple when you know it -- and darn difficult when you don't! I owe my mentors a world of thanks for bringing this...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th September 2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 720
Posted By Nightengale
Re: Countdown timer question

Ben Adkins' Timerlay software does this. Timerlay.com.

You can either do a date-based campaign or a cookie-based campaign. Timerlay uses cookies to create expiration dates based on the first time...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th September 2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,049
Posted By Nightengale
Re: How did you find your niche?

Choosing a niche is not a decision made in isolation. For me, I couldn't choose a niche until I chose a business model.

The way you choose a niche is different for everyone and in my case, the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th September 2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,660
Posted By Nightengale
Re: Passive Income

You're asking the wrong question. In fact, the whole idea of "passive income" is a lie. And if your focus is on "passive income," your focus is totally on the wrong thing.

As mentioned in this...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th September 2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,189
Posted By Nightengale
Re: Why do IM's make such UGLY ads?

Ha ha!

Yes, it's all subjective. And you're right: what I would consider clean some would consider ugly.

I know you're not wrong on the "ugly" comment. I was taking issue with the broad...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th September 2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 785
Posted By Nightengale
Re: Where do I begin and how can I trust reviews?

Sigh...

The problem here is that too many Warriors stop and start with the WF. Get OFF the WF! There's a world outside of the WF.

The WF is the kiddie pool/kindergarten of the business world....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th September 2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 785
Posted By Nightengale
Re: Where do I begin and how can I trust reviews?

Clarity is a HUGE part of IM success. I hope this post brings some clarity. It's so simple when you know it -- and darn difficult when you don't! I owe my mentors a world of thanks for bringing this...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th September 2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,448
Posted By Nightengale
Re: Is blogging dead Today

This. ^^^^^

As usual, Alexa makes excellent points which bring a lot of clarity.

Too many people think "blogging" is an income-producing activity in and of itself. It's most decidedly NOT.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th August 2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,094
Posted By Nightengale
Re: Less Sketchy Looking Sales Pages Than Your Garden Variety IM Sales Letter?

Not necessarily.

Yes, conversion is the primary measurement of success of a sales page. But...

1. Conversion is influenced more by good design than it used to be. Like all markets, the IM...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th August 2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,094
Posted By Nightengale
Re: Less Sketchy Looking Sales Pages Than Your Garden Variety IM Sales Letter?

Long ago, I got OFF of the WF and went in a different direction. I decided to go the "offline" route, meaning helping offline business owners leverage the Internet to grow their businesses.

IM is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th August 2014, 03:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 635
Posted By Nightengale
Re: Newbie Second Try

The "fatty liver niche"???? How is that even a niche?



Exactly.



This is a HORRIBLE idea. You obviously have no idea what you're doing. No one is saying you can't make money online. ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th August 2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 403
Posted By Nightengale
Re: Any logo advice?

I got my logo at 99Designs.com and I LOVE it.

Getting good design was a HUGE hurdle for me. I dealt with several unprofessional designers who also had poor design skills. I felt really burned by...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th August 2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 10,586
Posted By Nightengale
Re: I want to earn passive income around $5-$10/day, what will I do?

Fiverr is passive? Really? Providing services is passive? Really?

These are NOT passive income. And as Alexa pointed out, very few things are completely passive.

You're asking the wrong...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th August 2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 448
Posted By Nightengale
Re: Newbie Advice?

Clarity is a HUGE part of IM success. I hope this post brings some clarity. It's so simple when you know it -- and darn difficult when you don't! I owe my mentors a world of thanks for bringing this...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd August 2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,119
Posted By Nightengale
Re: I hate thinking about money now

Wow. Just...wow. What a mindset.

Bottom line: if that's really how you feel, then self-employment is not for you. Stick with a day job and volunteer for causes you care about.

Ok,that being...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd August 2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,559
Posted By Nightengale
Re: Asking for help to make money online..

Clarity is a HUGE part of IM success. I hope this post brings some clarity. It's so simple when you know it -- and darn difficult when you don't! I owe my mentors a world of thanks for bringing this...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd August 2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 579
Posted By Nightengale
Re: Is this a good business model to follow?

If you want to do this, you're better off doing it as a "fixed-term" continuity membership. That is, the payments end after a certain period, usually after a certain amount of content is delivered....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd August 2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,863
Posted By Nightengale
Re: Internet Marketing Is NOT Selling How To Make Money Products

I totally agree with you here. ;) You "get" the difference. A LOT of newbies and Warriors don't. Too many slap up a dog training (or whatever niche) ebook and say/think they're in the "IM niche."...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st August 2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,791
Posted By Nightengale
Re: What is the Best Way to Make a Passive Income?

You're asking the wrong question. In fact, the whole idea of "passive income" is a lie. And if your focus is on "passive income," your focus is totally on the wrong thing.

As mentioned in this...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st August 2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,863
Posted By Nightengale
Re: Internet Marketing Is NOT Selling How To Make Money Products

Wow! Why all the vitriol, Steve?

I totally agree with your original points. There's much about the MMO niche and the WF that I despise. There are a lot of questions/comments that, in my...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th August 2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,863
Posted By Nightengale
Re: Internet Marketing Is NOT Selling How To Make Money Products

Amen!

The "Can Internet Marketing Be Used To Sell Legitimate Products?" post really disturbed me. I understand there are a lot of newbies here who really don't have a clue.

That's ok.

But...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th August 2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 859
Posted By Nightengale
Re: Can Internet Marketing be used to sell legitimate services?

Seriously???

Do you think Amazon is "legitimate"? eBay? Zappos? Netflix? Hulu?

Good grief!

The best thing you can do is get OFF the WF and get OUT of the "IM world." Look around you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th August 2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By Nightengale
Re: How to do videos for a blog

I'm a writer and an introvert. So I sympathize with your shyness. Video is NOT my forte either!

But I DID invest in a video marketing course, to help with both the technical aspect and the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd August 2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By Nightengale
Re: Email with affiliate link

There's no specific, "correct" number of times to send a promo e-mail. But you definitely need to send more than one to get sales.

E-mail marketing is all about sequences: that is, sending a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd August 2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,282
Posted By Nightengale
Re: is the IM niche good for beginners?

For all of the reasons Alexa and Steven Wagenheim have mentioned, selling MMO info when you yourself haven't made a dime online is a VERY BAD IDEA. It's out of integrity.

HOWEVER, if you're not...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th July 2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 999
Posted By Nightengale
Re: Best niche for internet marketing business

I TOTALLY disagree:

Generally speaking, selling MMO info when you yourself haven't made a dime online is a very bad idea. It's out of integrity.

HOWEVER, if you're not teaching it yourself or...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th July 2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,266
Posted By Nightengale
Re: I suck at making money online

Alexa is absolutely right!

Based on the information in the original post, the OP needs a lot more clarity and direction. And until he has that, all of the action in the world isn't going to help....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th July 2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 710
Posted By Nightengale
Re: I'm Not A Quitter, So I Need Help!!!

As others have said, this isn't hard.

But you don't need someone's "ninja" program or plan. You need a basic understanding of how IM (and business in general works). Then make your own choice of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd July 2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,841
Posted By Nightengale
Re: How can we simplify the process for newbies getting started online?

This! ^^^^^

Too many Warriors think in terms of building a website instead of building a business. It's a critical error.

A website is not a business! A business has a website.

And because...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd July 2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,841
Posted By Nightengale
Re: How can we simplify the process for newbies getting started online?

Clarity is a HUGE part of IM success. I hope this post brings some clarity. It's so simple when you know it -- and darn difficult when you don't! I owe my mentors a world of thanks for bringing this...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st July 2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,841
Posted By Nightengale
Re: How can we simplify the process for newbies getting started online?

It's already very simple. There are plenty of products and courses that do this already.

And the barrier to entry is so low that it creates it's own problems: attracting people who want a magic...
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