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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th April 2009, 04:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Is this a good idea?

Hi Shay,

What you describe is really several different scenarios. It's like asking "how do you fix dinner?" Step 1 is going to be different depending what each person has in mind.

You could...
Forum: Copywriting 27th April 2009, 03:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 951
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Critique my site Please

That's a huge improvement, Auriana.

I'd still like to see something at the top indicating who this is for. "Dear online marketer," or whoever is your audience. Instead of "Top ten rankings with...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd April 2009, 08:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 829
Posted By Adaptive
Re: What shall i do?

OK, on to your specific situation.

You would like to get a plan with next steps you can take.
You'd prefer to have a mentor or guide to help you through the process.

You're 22, in the UK, have...
Forum: Programming 21st April 2009, 11:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 780
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Open office tech help please

Hi Paul,



Sure, you need to tell Windows to associate OO with doc and xls files.

I'm using XP, the specifics might be a bit different on other versions of Windows.

Start menu, Run,...
Forum: Copywriting 19th April 2009, 10:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 951
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Critique my site Please

I'm amazed your user picture is still smiling after all that! What a trooper!


Well, for a first try it ain't a bad learning experience.


That may be, but it's a poor choice for a start in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th April 2009, 02:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 899
Posted By Adaptive
Re: GRRR - Clients who think they know it all!!

Mubarek, you need to add some steps to manage the client's expectations.

First, you should define an amount of time you'll need to make three initial rough drafts. Each has a different look. You...
Forum: Copywriting 18th April 2009, 11:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,744
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Advice on what to write my first copy for?

Thanks for clearing that up, Mike.



Yes, you do, and that makes your material easy to read. That's a superb and rare skill, not to be underestimated! Do you realize how many superb products...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th April 2009, 08:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 924
Posted By Adaptive
Re: $30 a day

Please see the advice that I and others gave to Clarissa in this thread:...
Forum: Copywriting 17th April 2009, 08:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,744
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Advice on what to write my first copy for?

I really like your style, Mr. Cheeze. (Or Ms. Cheeze? Sorry, I can't tell from your post.)

If you don't need to generate cash immediately, you could research a niche, register a domain name, pay...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th April 2009, 10:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,521
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Forging for a living

Yes, that's what I had in mind. It would be technically possible to make a 5 minute DVD, but I think people would really prefer to buy an hour or two of instruction.



Then that's a bit of a...
Forum: Copywriting 16th April 2009, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,320
Posted By Adaptive
Re: What's the Best Copy to Copy?

Here is Gary Halbert's advice on this subject:

The Gary Halbert Letter (http://www.thegaryhalbertletter.com/newsletters/zfkj_hands_on_experience.htm)

Regards,
Allen
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th April 2009, 09:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By Adaptive
Re: How do you Price (value) your online Products and Services?

Everything you need to know about pricing is covered, in depth, in one book:
The Strategy and Tactics of Pricing by Nagle and Hogan.

Start with the value of the benefit you provide.

With your...
Forum: Copywriting 15th April 2009, 10:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Can You Help Me With My Sales Page?

Hi Ryan,

It's gonna take more than a few tips to make this one compelling.

Take a step back. Let's start with the intended audience for your message. Internet Marketers, O.K. What's the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th April 2009, 12:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 919
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Internet Marketing is a Guru Business!

Hi Roger,

It sounds like you've found a happy way to have a foot in both S and B worlds. In my original post, I forgot to mention that Tim Ferriss is a great example of that combination.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th April 2009, 11:57 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,243
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Offline money has found ME!

Congratulations, Shay!



This is really the key to the whole thing. The basis of pricing is not how easy it for you to deliver the results, nor how long it took you to learn how to do what you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th April 2009, 10:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 919
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Internet Marketing is a Guru Business!

I think Robert Kiyosaki's "cashflow quadrant" idea is helpful here.

A lot of Internet marketers want what he calls an S quadrant business, rather than a B quadrant business. S quadrant means...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th April 2009, 09:48 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,186
Posted By Adaptive
Re: How To Kill Your Reputation In TWO Forums In 3 Easy Steps!!!

Melody, in sharing this attitude you have made the post of the year! Thank you!

What a difference it would make if everyone were to ask: "Starting with my integrity and caring, what techniques...
Forum: Programming 14th April 2009, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 637
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Flex / Flex charts - Hire for NYC or virtual

Hi Matt,

The JoelOnSoftware.com might be another good resource for your recruiting efforts.

Regards,
Allen
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th April 2009, 05:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,521
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Forging for a living

Hi Isidro, and welcome.



Oh, what a relief! I was afraid from the headline that you had some "black hat" system to fool people with another person's signature.

There are two reasons for...
Forum: Copywriting 12th April 2009, 02:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 997
Posted By Adaptive
Re: magicians' software: Please critique my sales letter

Hi Salvador,

My first impression is an intimidating wall of words.

Second, I wonder, who is this for?

Both problems could be solved with a graphic headline that has magic show pictures. ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th April 2009, 09:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 975
Posted By Adaptive
Re: How Do I Get Women?

How to get women?

Well,
Gary Halbert wrote the world's most famous sales letter.

The Warrior Forum newbie approach would be:

Make ten blogs, each about something interesting to women....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th April 2009, 09:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 606
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Where else you can launch your product via IM forums?

This seems to me like asking your host where you can find a better party.

Regards,
Allen
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th April 2009, 12:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,645
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Should I Quit? Help Getting Back to Basics!

Hi Keyblast,



That's what the forum is for!



Brainstorm 50 niches whose people you would find fascinating, compelling, fun, or personally satisfying to serve. Don't think at all about...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th April 2009, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 799
Posted By Adaptive
What you need to learn from U.S. Navy SEALS

I've enjoyed some excellent books by Navy SEAL members. Without giving away anything top secret, they discuss how they plan and implement their missions.

(For those that don't know, the SEAL...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th April 2009, 05:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,067
Posted By Adaptive
Re: What Is Blackhat?

Hi Yves,

As far as I can tell, "white hat" means that everything is honest, straightforward, and exactly as it seems.

"Black hat" is anything less than that. Some people draw the line at...
Forum: Copywriting 7th April 2009, 08:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,062
Posted By Adaptive
Re: My sales letter for everybody but sells to nobody

That's a big part of the problem right there.

Make a separate sales letter for each group.

The artist's guide to making the Internet into your own personally gallery... for under $10 a year!
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th April 2009, 08:37 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,293
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Serious Help Needed B4 Im forced to quit!!

Hi,

I recommend that you take a week off from EVERYTHING having to do with Internet Marketing, except:
1. Any promises for which people have already paid you, and you can't ethically put them off...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th April 2009, 08:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 637
Posted By Adaptive
Re: What's More Important? Grammer, or Research?

Hi Josh,

Typographical errors (such as the one in your headline) and grammar errors are two entirely different things. Your sample articles have many of both types of errors. Perhaps you know...
Forum: Copywriting 6th April 2009, 08:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 806
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Constructive Criticism Please :)

The page title, "How to get rid of spots | free elimination guide," doesn't let me know that the page is about Acne. If I bookmarked the page and later sorted through my bookmarks, there would be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th April 2009, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 644
Posted By Adaptive
I'd like to see this little touch become industry standard

Just signed up for a free ebook and got this "thank you" page
Check Your Email Now (http://howtomakemoneyinrecession.com/check_your_email_now.html)

This is the first thank you page I've ever seen...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 4th April 2009, 11:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 577
Posted By Adaptive
Re: I Have written a movie treatment, what now?

Yes, visit wordplayer.com and read all the columns to learn how to sell your idea to Hollywood. Or, read "Feature filmmaking at used-car prices" and do it yourself. Or, find a film school student...
Forum: Copywriting 4th April 2009, 09:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,056
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Beginning a Copywriting Education?

Here is how Gary Halbert himself answered that very question:

The Gary Halbert Letter (http://www.thegaryhalbertletter.com/Newsletters/zfkl_first_step.htm)

Regards,
Allen
Forum: Website Design 3rd April 2009, 09:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By Adaptive
Re: wheres my www??

Pat, this is a question for your hosting provider's support line. If you're in the Linux world, the answer will probably involve .htaccess.

Regards,
Allen
Forum: Programming 3rd April 2009, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 849
Posted By Adaptive
Re: J2EE, PHP and ASP

Developer with 20 years experience answering here. You're exactly on the right track, Original Poster.

PHP is a simple language without a library. As Darren mentioned there are many third party...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd April 2009, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 670
Posted By Adaptive
Re: I amn't a copywriter....

Izzy, if you want to be your own copywriter, here are a few ideas.

* Make clear at the beginning who is your ideal customer.
* Write directly to this person, one on one. "Dear business builder,"...
Forum: Copywriting 1st April 2009, 09:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 978
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Please Review My Website

OK.

I still have the same concerns about the top. There should be some indication of what the site is. Also, the three article links are distracting.

The headline question is an advanced...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th March 2009, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 448
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Offline Business Website Quote Help

Gotcha. And I'm very glad you're here, Kyle, because I knew that after costs are accounted for, the value is in what it's worth the buyer... but I completely left out that part of the answer this...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th March 2009, 06:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 715
Posted By Adaptive
Re: What do you think of "media placement" jobs?

It's still a challenge to comprehend your English, but I think you might be describing a place that sells job listings.

If you know what media placement is and how to do it, couldn't you search...
Forum: Mind Warriors 30th March 2009, 06:28 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,788
Posted By Adaptive
Re: The Secret and The Law of Attraction Is A Fiction and you Should Not be Fooled for a Moment Long

Quite a provocative title - superb headline copywriting!

Unfortunately, the sales letter is quite a letdown!



Fine, and it would be interesting to see the resulting conversation. However,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th March 2009, 06:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,547
Posted By Adaptive
Re: direct response site for offline auto repair shop (ideas!!)

Brad, I recommend you ask the shop owner what specific concerns they hope to address with the marketing.

Is the shop fully booked, but not making enough money?

Is it a problem to get the shop...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th March 2009, 09:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,020
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Who can create / ship my physical product?

Rich, you need several different services. You might like to find one company that will do them all, if possible, or you could shop around for them separately and make sure they talk to each other...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th March 2009, 12:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 809
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Please Review My (Updated) Sales Page

Hi, Ted.

The green background reminds me of happy green fields... inappropriate for your health warnings approach.

The series title and "vol. 2" adds no value to this offer, and introduces...
Forum: Copywriting 30th March 2009, 12:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,105
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Your help would be greatly Appriciated in More ways Than i can explain

Hi Joshua,

What I wonder is whether you could add additional streams of income. For example, could you sell training videos for people who want some advice, but at a lower cost than using a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th March 2009, 02:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,103
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Internet sharks taking bites out of kiwis

RB,

I've edited the post to remove the off-topic material that distracted from James's point about Internet Marketing scams. Thanks again for your nice private message.

Regards,
Allen
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th March 2009, 02:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,028
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Keywords and Cash cow offline

Robert, is your clientele already online? I wonder if you might better reach them through the newspaper, seminars, Chamber of Commerce networking, etc.

Regards,
Allen
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th March 2009, 07:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By Adaptive
Re: A really strange problem with my PDF doc

When you uploaded the file, did you use FTP? If so, did you have Binary or Auto at the site the worked, and ASCII mode at the site that doesn't work? First thing I'd try is at the problem site,...
Forum: Copywriting 28th March 2009, 07:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 943
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Help Wanted-Please critique my landing page

Hi Sam,

I suggest you google for "hazmat training video" and see what ideas you can swipe from other sellers in your same niche.

Regards,
Allen
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th March 2009, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 533
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Marketing Advice

I'm at a loss to see why anyone would choose your online store rather than Sport Chalet, REI, Petco or any of the other well established sporting goods and pet stores.

Are you familiar with the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th March 2009, 06:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 699
Posted By Adaptive
Re: >>> Need Sales Page Critique Fast, Pleeez?

Hi Sylvia,

The introduction makes very clear who this is for, and what it is about.

Since it's a personal letter, might as well include your headshot picture at the top of your letter. A...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th March 2009, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 586
Posted By Adaptive
Re: First Coaching starts next week - Advices?

This sounds like a useful class, Fernando.

Yes, I have two suggestions. Make a handout series with screenshots and step by step instructions for people to take home. This should reduce the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th March 2009, 08:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 913
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Who has the BEST one?

There you go, that's a perfect niche. There is competition, but there's also quite a demand for an easy way to learn how to sing or how to sing better. I can picture a site something like...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th March 2009, 12:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 493
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Get lost!

Ryan, one thing I notice immediately is that there's no separation between "input" and "output" activities.

I recommend you try a one hour a day limit, scheduled consistently, for you to read,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th March 2009, 09:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,275
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Let's Have A Little Experiment Here...

James, my immediate first impression of the banner image is "We burn up your cash!" Do I really want my cash set on fire? :eek:

"taking dog biscuits off my manager" - I don't understand this...
Forum: Copywriting 24th March 2009, 08:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 868
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Sales Letter Feedback Please

Helen,

I'm afraid I join the chorus suggesting you rethink your approach.

What market would you most like to serve?
What is the age, gender, geographic, interest etc. distribution of that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th March 2009, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 792
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Real Estate Niche - Unique Service: Virtual Staging Review

That's a really ingenious service. Would love to discuss further with you because it's related to an offer I'm preparing for the real estate market. I guess we should continue via private...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th March 2009, 02:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 664
Posted By Adaptive
Re: DESPERATE for Help - Computer crash

Once you have backed up your data files, the next step will be to ask at both Knoppix sites and Windows sites for help with "can't load hive." This is a Windows registry file error. It might be...
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