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Forum: Programming 24th May 2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 824
Posted By mgkimsal
Re: What does it take to build a cloud-based SaaS Web app?

Yes, it does.

June 2012: Amazon EC2 outage takes down Netflix, Instagram and Pinterest | News | TechRadar...
Forum: Copywriting 11th November 2011, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 419
Posted By mgkimsal
Re: Writers - take this survey and help others out

Thanks to everyone who answered our survey! Donations have been made accordingly! :)
Forum: Copywriting 10th November 2011, 05:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 781
Posted By mgkimsal
Re: The difference between poor sales copy and a dead Market!!!

A "minnie" course makes me think either of a mouse, or that you can't spell, losing credibility. :/
Forum: Copywriting 8th November 2011, 06:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 419
Posted By mgkimsal
Writers - take this survey and help others out

NOTE - this is a repost from the main forum, but I think it probably should just have been posted in this subforum, but I didn't see a way to move a post. Sorry... :/
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I'm...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th November 2011, 06:11 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,564
Posted By mgkimsal
Re: Finding a decent article writer

Anything you write is automatically copywritten to you. Enforcing it easier if it's registered with the govt, but for an "article" it probably doesn't make sense to register each one to help with...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th November 2011, 05:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By mgkimsal
Re: PayPal's "Send Payment" As Invoice Substitute?

This is a question better suited to a tax expert in your area/region.

For small amounts, it probably doesn't matter too much, but if you're doing this a lot, I'd recommend a more traditional...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th November 2011, 08:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By mgkimsal
Re: Annoying Trend

I'll speak as a seller who uses paypal and google checkout. Sometimes things break. Google Checkout, during peak times, fails about 5% of the time for me. When I say 'peak times', it's when I've...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th November 2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,035
Posted By mgkimsal
Re: Wanted: Microphone Recommendations

Something else to consider, you may want to run some compression on the mic, either 'live' or in some post processing step too.

I'm using a Samsung Q7 through a Zoom H4 with a light guitar amp...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th November 2011, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 577
Posted By mgkimsal
Re: Online Magazine

Personally, I think it might look cooler being on WP.

All I saw when I went to that site was an ipad app link. Going up a level, I see links to buy old issues - PDFs, I assume.

I think you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th November 2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 269
Posted By mgkimsal
Writers! Help me and help others at the same time with this survey

I'm looking for feedback/input and eventually testers for some new article tools we're working on. To that end, I'd like to ask for those of you who are writers to answer a few questions to help...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th November 2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,886
Posted By mgkimsal
Re: I Need A Premium Article Spinner

What's the "better" that you're looking for? What does UAS lack that you're looking for in another product/service?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th November 2011, 08:21 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,989
Posted By mgkimsal
Re: Confessions of a Self Confessed WSO Junkie

I just watched an interesting presentation over the weekend which touched on the dunning-kruger effect (and the impostor syndrome) as well as levels of mastery. Many/most experts/masters of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th November 2011, 08:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By mgkimsal
Re: To acquire a partner, or not?

Is it really an idea that *needs* a partner. Other people can always bring something to the table, but sometimes what they bring isn't worth the risk to the project or idea or your own reputation. ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th November 2011, 06:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 661
Posted By mgkimsal
Re: Paid vs. Free Review Copies

I do see what you're saying. My experience at the $17-$27 end of the spectrum has made me very wary of anything over that amount. Maybe there's a different dynamic at play at smaller $ amounts?
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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th November 2011, 11:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 661
Posted By mgkimsal
Re: Paid vs. Free Review Copies

I'm more inclined to think it goes down like the earlier poster - people aren't going to post that they felt like they just wasted $27 on something because they fell for a sales page and it was bad. ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th November 2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By mgkimsal
Re: Should I get a DBA?

If you were writing all your own software from scratch it wouldn't hurt to talk to someone who does db work professionally to get their input/feedback, but for anyone just starting out with website...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th November 2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,577
Posted By mgkimsal
Re: Thank you Warriors for my first ....

I'm a bit late to the party here, but *congrats* here from North Carolina :) Always great to see someone earning their first sale, and it sounds like you're on your way.

All the best!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th November 2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,327
Posted By mgkimsal
Re: How many websites do you own?

I've got about 120 domain names, but only working on about 10 projects of varying sizes.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd November 2011, 09:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 380
Posted By mgkimsal
Re: VIDEO REPORT (How I Make Money Reselling Electronics)- Reviews Needed Please

Interesting, and here's a few pieces of feedback:

Lose the intro music, or shorten it *a lot*. The intro pictures don't do much to establish credibility early on (for me) because it's out of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd November 2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 595
Posted By mgkimsal
Re: A Question About Skype Video Recording...

I just started using Call Recorder for Skype - The Skype Audio/Video Call Recording Solution for Mac - Ecamm Network (http://www.ecamm.com/mac/callrecorder/) for Skype. Used the audio portion today...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd November 2011, 02:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,701
Posted By mgkimsal
Re: What are the "Must Have" tools you use to run your business?

As others have said, "yes". I'd qualify - they can be opened and edited, but to my recollection, you can't *save* in PSD format. Might be worth remembering before you commit to providing a PSD file...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd November 2011, 08:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 952
Posted By mgkimsal
Re: Finally Made My FIRST sale.. now CLUELESS what to do!

It seems the OP may be perplexed by "rinse and repeat" advice, because they genuinely don't know what they did (if anything) to trigger the sale. It's hard to 'repeat' something when you don't know...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd November 2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 844
Posted By mgkimsal
Re: Adult Blog Issue

The difference is their pockets are *much* deeper than yours, and they can survive multimillion dollar lawsuits. I'm going out on a limb here to suggest that you can't.
Forum: Programming 2nd November 2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,777
Posted By mgkimsal
Re: php to automate ioncube make license

1. what doesn't work about it?

2. I'm assuming the license would be in the $output (possibly as an array you'd need to join()), but you'd want to write that to a file. I can't tell you where...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd November 2011, 07:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By mgkimsal
Re: Insight Appreciated [on Review Site]!

You've got dates on blog posts - do you plan to continue more blog posts, or let this sit there. I'd probably drop the dates on the posts if it's going to end up being a 'static' content site, so it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd November 2011, 07:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,245
Posted By mgkimsal
ideas for promoting a conference?

I've got a conference coming up in a couple weeks - physical "real world", not virtual - and I'm wondering what promotional activities you all would recommend for the "home stretch". Perhaps this is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd November 2011, 06:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By mgkimsal
Re: Why oh why are you so hard to contact?

That's a trick I love to use, but with the rise of godaddy over the past decade, almost everyone is behind "registration proxy" companies these days. When I'm trying to reach someone specific behind...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd November 2011, 06:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 317
Posted By mgkimsal
Re: Need feedback on article tool

We've added a free spinner tool - would appreciate some feedback on that as well - free content spinner :: heywords (http://heywords.com/freespin).

More to the point, we'd like some input on the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd November 2011, 06:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 523
Posted By mgkimsal
Re: My First Customer - How Much Was Your First Worth

first sale (as with most of mine right now) was 4.99 minus paypal fees. I made $4.64, and was *so* happy :)
Forum: Programming 2nd November 2011, 06:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,777
Posted By mgkimsal
Re: php to automate ioncube make license

:)

We shouldn't be driving on the information superhighway without sleep :)

The links above should help, and you'll *probably* need to be using the php exec() command, and I'd also look at PHP:...
Forum: Programming 1st November 2011, 08:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By mgkimsal
Re: Rusty php _$request

There's a couple other ways to get at that information if you want/need to keep 'clean' URLs.

print_r($_SERVER);

will show you likely $_SERVER['QUERY_STRING'] has the value you're looking...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st November 2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,487
Posted By mgkimsal
Re: How to make $50000 per year

The median family household income in the US is something like $43k. Granted, a lot of people were going in to debt with that income to live how they wanted, but it's definitely doable. With the...
Forum: Programming 1st November 2011, 07:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,777
Posted By mgkimsal
Re: php to automate ioncube make license

At the risk of sounding rude, if this person you have was a very good php programmer, they could figure this out.

ionCube :: View topic - using make_license...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st November 2011, 06:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By mgkimsal
Re: Critique My Product Review Site/Need Help with Traffic!

Agreed with earlier poster on colors. It's "apple simple" somewhat, but the bright blue on white is harsh.

There's a lot of whitespace at the top - too much for my taste.

If it's really...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st November 2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By mgkimsal
Re: What's the hardest thing for you online?

My wife and I like it. I'm from Detroit, and the winters are nicer here :)

I'm running a conference - indieconf | conference for independent web professionals (http://indieconf.com) - which is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st November 2011, 03:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By mgkimsal
Re: What's the hardest thing for you online?

Not sure there's anything I don't *understand*, but I do struggle some with increasing targetted traffic, as well as increasing already profitable areas I have going. 'Struggle' is even too strong a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st November 2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 983
Posted By mgkimsal
Re: 17 cents more for my first $100 day in November 2011

Congrats! It's a great feeling, isn't it? :)
Forum: Programming 30th October 2011, 06:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,462
Posted By mgkimsal
Re: Can you make a digital download (eBook / iBook) self destruct if it's illegally passed on.

Short answer is there's nothing that 100% able to stop copying.

About 10 years ago we would generate dynamic PDFs with the purchaser's CC info watermarked over the content, to reduce their...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th October 2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 617
Posted By mgkimsal
Re: Do paypal frown upon refunding?

Do a one-month recurring charge, but give everyone a 1 day free trial. If they like it, they do nothing. If not, they cancel the free trial.

Just a thought...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th October 2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,438
Posted By mgkimsal
Re: What is the normal open ratio for emails?

NP - we all make mistakes - this is how you learn. The fact that you've already taken steps to fix it is great!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th October 2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,438
Posted By mgkimsal
Re: What is the normal open ratio for emails?

The email I got from your system still has your gmail address.

You can't necessarily just change "from" addresses with impunity. You can certainly change them, but many mail servers will check...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th October 2011, 10:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,438
Posted By mgkimsal
Re: What is the normal open ratio for emails?

Diana:

I just tried to subscribe to your opt-in.

A) The confirmation email went to my gmail spam folder.

B) The email starts off with "Hi Diana" (as if it's written to you)

C) Final email...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th October 2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,438
Posted By mgkimsal
Re: What is the normal open ratio for emails?

Sure - asking questions does help, and gives you ideas about what you can be doing while the list is growing.

Something you may notice too is the same item being opened multiple times - I found...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th October 2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,438
Posted By mgkimsal
Re: What is the normal open ratio for emails?

As others have said, the numbers are too small to be meaningful. Are you able to track unique user opens/clicks? If someone opened the same email twice on two days, does that count as 2 opens or...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th October 2011, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By mgkimsal
Re: Web Developers- How do you handle Content Delivery

You may want to look in to getting a hosted asset management tool if it's important to you.

It really depends on the clients you have - if they're mostly smaller clients, you can probably get...
Forum: Programming 28th October 2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,052
Posted By mgkimsal
Re: How many years it took you to become web developer?

Started in early 1996, and felt *comfortable* with the basics of HTML after a few weeks (there wasn't much to know back then!) and felt *capable* (though not a master) of server side concepts...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th October 2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By mgkimsal
Re: Web Developers- How do you handle Content Delivery

Wasn't sure if you meant specifically more just text/articles stuff (which I've got a tool for) or broader assets. You're talking about asset management.

For me, assets live on a server - usually...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th October 2011, 10:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,206
Posted By mgkimsal
Re: Is Siri the end of Google?

I don't think so... it *could* be, but Google's got a lot riding on this, and won't take this lying down. Google is also Siri's fallback right now, so as long as those results are good, they'll...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th October 2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By mgkimsal
Re: Web Developers- How do you handle Content Delivery

What sort of content are you talking about?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th October 2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 317
Posted By mgkimsal
Need feedback on article tool

Hey all:

I've been working on some tools for writers and publishers, and the first tool is largely aimed at article marketers. I'm looking for feedback on the idea from the warriors here,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th October 2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 537
Posted By mgkimsal
Re: Do You Have An Editor?

You're not the only one.

I publish some tech journals, and while I'm not an author, I have all the authors' pieces go through two editors - a technical editor who works with the authors...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th October 2011, 06:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 678
Posted By mgkimsal
Re: Feel Like Giving Up?

Great point Kim :)

One of the things I've learned by doing a "life audit" thus far is that every major decision I've made that was *primarily* motivated by money (and in many cases, a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th October 2011, 05:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By mgkimsal
Re: how did planetshoes.com do everything?

it's an ecommerce platform with a lot of product in it. there are numerous ecommerce platforms out there to choose from - you'd need to research them and decide what meets your needs now and for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th October 2011, 05:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,001
Posted By mgkimsal
Re: How To Reach Yours Goals 10x Faster

Agreed on the pomodoro - I've used it in some situations and it can help (it's not for everyone, but no one technique or tool is!)

I'd agree on the email purge, but go farther to say set up...
Forum: Copywriting 28th October 2011, 05:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 872
Posted By mgkimsal
Re: My first Opt-In Copy page

Looking at my logs, even without the graphics, it seems I got you to click the "get started" button (but wasn't capturing the email to see if you put that in) :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th October 2011, 05:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 649
Posted By mgkimsal
Re: Payment model of $1k price software? Need suggestion

I'm confused...

If all of the current users are "happy to pay that price", why are you concerned with offering payment plans or even worried about people who can't afford it? You've found people...
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