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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th November 2013, 11:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 383
Posted By Allan_Gardyne
Re: It's 2004 again - where would you start?

What are you good at? What do you enjoy doing? What are your skills? Those are the first three things I'd be looking at - in conjunction with what people want, of course.

I'm not sure about 2004...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th July 2013, 01:38 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,888
Posted By Allan_Gardyne
Re: I'm Getting Sick and Tired of Internet Marketing

Hi lamy, I've been earning a good full-time living online since 1998. I hope that makes me a "real person" and qualified to comment. :)

Congrats on your persistence - six years is a heck of a long...
Forum: Social Media 17th June 2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 663
Posted By Allan_Gardyne
Anyone using Facebook hashtags successfully?

Facebook now enables the use of hashtags - for example #motivation - in posts.


Source: Public Conversations on Facebook - Facebook Newsroom...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th June 2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 2,840
Posted By Allan_Gardyne
Re: Your Thoughts On No-Refund Policies Please

Hi Willie, As an affiliate, I like promoting products that offer a prominent money back guarantee, a guarantee makes people feel more comfortable risking their money on the purchase. To me, it's a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th June 2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 678
Posted By Allan_Gardyne
Re: What is the best source to recruit Guest Blogger?

I tried this for a few years. People could click on a link, create an account, and submit an article.

For my site, that didn't work at all well. I wasted an awful lot of time sifting through...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th June 2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,126
Posted By Allan_Gardyne
Re: Who Wants a Fight?

SurrealPSD, If you don't manage to get a good competition going, here's another approach you could try. It works for me.

Set yourself deadlines. Then reward yourself with something nice - a walk...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd May 2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,755
Posted By Allan_Gardyne
Re: Writing Articles - I'm Done

Corey, You're getting some really valuable advice here...



I'm an ex-journalist. I'd grown to hate my job. I hated having a boss who looked over my shoulder and told me what to do, so I was...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th May 2013, 12:20 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,833
Posted By Allan_Gardyne
Re: I'm doing Digital Marketing and Web Design -- You idiot everyone is doing that?

I hope you understand how fortunate you are.

Most of your competition (all those weekend warriors all over the world) are self-taught, floundering around learning things the hard way - by...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd May 2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,257
Posted By Allan_Gardyne
Re: Wise to add a forum to a popular website?

I summed up advantages and disadvantages of owning a forum, based on my experience, here http://www.warriorforum.com/main-internet-marketing-discussion-forum/745820-starting-forum.html#post7686485
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th April 2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,656
Posted By Allan_Gardyne
Re: Quit Your Day Job Question?

I have a wife, and was fortunate that she was very supportive while I was spending long hours at the computer, experimenting, trying to figure out how to build a business.

We had both been in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th April 2013, 05:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,656
Posted By Allan_Gardyne
Re: Quit Your Day Job Question?

John, you've received lots of really good advice - especially about the need for a reliable income stream (better still, diversified income streams) - but I don't think you gave us enough information...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd February 2013, 02:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 674
Posted By Allan_Gardyne
Re: My Top 3 Affiliate Marketing Mistakes - What's Yours?

I created I useful site, built an email list, used SEO and free marketing methods, and by 1998 I was earning a good full-time living from affiliate commissions. I bought some advertising, but mainly...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd February 2013, 11:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 662
Posted By Allan_Gardyne
Re: Is trying to make your real name into a brand name a good idea?

BigBallin, Yes, it definitely can be a good idea to brand your own name, but there's a big disadvantage to consider.

First, some advantages...

People like being able to see that there's a real...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st February 2013, 11:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,559
Posted By Allan_Gardyne
Re: Starting a Forum

Yes, moderating a forum is a LOT of work. I'm fortunate enough to have a part-time assistant who logs on to my forum several times a day to sweep it clear of spam. Wally has been doing than since...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th January 2013, 11:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 876
Posted By Allan_Gardyne
Re: Is this unethical emailing?

You unsubscribed.
They kept sending you stuff.
Yes, that's unethical.
So if you give them bad publicity, they deserve it.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd January 2013, 12:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 652
Posted By Allan_Gardyne
Re: Unable to create and build relationship with list

In the nearly 15 years I've been emailing to a list, I've tried quite a few different things. In my experience, brief mentions usually don't work very well.

The most important factor is whether...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th December 2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,821
Posted By Allan_Gardyne
Re: The most successful Internet Marketers Hangout.... I wonder

I'm intrigued by all these definitions of "success".

To me, success is having the reached the stage where you are free to decide to work or not work, depending on your mood.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th October 2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 454
Posted By Allan_Gardyne
Re: 30 Things At Once----How to Manage

It's quite likely that 80% of your revenue is coming from 20% of the things you do. Focus on the things you do that are earning you money.

If you do that, it shouldn't be long before you can...
Forum: Social Media 27th October 2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,899
Posted By Allan_Gardyne
Are you ignoring Pinterest? Could be a BIG mistake

Are you using Pinterest to get traffic to your websites? If you're ignoring it, you could be missing a big opportunity.

A highly successful affiliate, whose progress I've been watching for years,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th September 2012, 02:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,097
Posted By Allan_Gardyne
Re: Your Biggest Website: How Many Articles?

My main site has 949 articles (including archived newsletters), written over 14 years.

However, according to a "site:AssociatePrograms.com" search in Google today, it has 91,200 pages, because it...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 2nd September 2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 37,828
Posted By Allan_Gardyne
Re: Has anyone used SiteSell's SBI ??

You don't even have to risk that.

There's the monthly subscription option of $29.99, and anyway there's a 90-day guarantee, so you can try it risk-free.
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 2nd September 2012, 12:16 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 37,828
Posted By Allan_Gardyne
Re: Has anyone used SiteSell's SBI ??

Hi Roger, SBI is used on more than 30,000 websites.

I own sites built with it. I've published a couple of SBI case studies on AssociatePrograms.com, written by a student I hired, Rupert Farrow....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st September 2012, 01:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 659
Posted By Allan_Gardyne
Re: Making Affiliate Income on Non-Internet Marketing Products

marketerSPB, Let's say I owned a successful site about Russian brides, would I recommend you set up another site in the same niche? That wouldn't be very smart of me, would it? And I certainly...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd August 2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 893
Posted By Allan_Gardyne
Re: Advice for Beginners!

MarketingMinded offers really good advice.

One thing I'd add... avoid any of the "How to make money online" type niches. It looks ludicrous if you're trying to give advice on how to make money...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd August 2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,795
Posted By Allan_Gardyne
Re: Enforcing the age limit here: You must be 18+ to be a member

If you're under 18 and really want to do business online, I'm sure this necessary ruling won't stop you.

I created my first business when I was about 10. I used to place small ads in newspapers...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd August 2012, 12:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 876
Posted By Allan_Gardyne
Re: Am I really that bad at Affiliate Marketing ... ?

Some of the text is so tiny I can hardly read it, but I think you're running two words together.

"makeris"
should be
"maker is"

29,95$
should be
$29.95
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th August 2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 518
Posted By Allan_Gardyne
Re: Looking for a mentor/advice

Hi Perrymma, That's a bit like walking into a map shop and saying, "Hi, I want to buy a map, please."

First, you need to decide where you want to go.

For example, I specialize in one particular...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th August 2012, 09:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 728
Posted By Allan_Gardyne
Re: I am a newbie

Hi Jeannine, I wonder if you realize how fortunate you are.

I'm an ex-journo. I started Internet marketing after spending about three decades writing and editing for other people. Those are...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th August 2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,123
Posted By Allan_Gardyne
Re: Why John Chow Doesn't Join A Forum...

I can't speak for the forum members who make thousands of posts, but I hired my first part-time assistant in 1998 and my first full-time assistant in 1999.

Here's one definition of a successful...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th August 2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,900
Posted By Allan_Gardyne
Re: I got 7k. Should i take the money and run?

If you can't live on the $1k a month you're earning, can you get a part-time job, one or two days a week, so that you still have lots of time for Internet marketing? That's how I started, back in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th June 2012, 12:36 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,494
Posted By Allan_Gardyne
Re: Can you make $4k/month from article writing?

I'd like to expand on that thought...

If instead of selling your time, you choose to create a business, you have the freedom to choose your own niche, the freedom to design your business to suit...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th June 2012, 11:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,166
Posted By Allan_Gardyne
Re: Best way to write a review

Here's something that has worked wonderfully for me - and still does - promoting one product for nearly a decade...

I hired a student, bought the product and gave it and the instruction manual to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th June 2012, 11:50 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,121
Posted By Allan_Gardyne
Re: What do you think is the easiest way for a newbie to make money online?

Flatbro94, You're getting lots of good answers, but perhaps you're asking the wrong question.

If you're flitting from one thing to another, perhaps the question should be, "How can I find my...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th June 2012, 10:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 873
Posted By Allan_Gardyne
Re: Affiliate marketing is my choice, but how?

Hi Story, You have LOTS of options. I once wrote an article called "53 Ways To Make Money With Affiliate Programs" and I certainly didn't cover them all.

A wonderful thing about affiliate...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th March 2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 23,027
Posted By Allan_Gardyne
Re: All-In-One: Outsourcing Secrets

8 Reasons To Hire A Reporter Instead of an Amateur From Odesk

(Yep, this is original and exclusive - I just wrote it.)

If you're hiring an outsourced writer, as well as using Odesk, Elance,...
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