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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd November 2011, 10:24 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,751
Posted By Bill Guthrie
Re: Is This Unethical WSO Practice Even Legal?

This happened to me recently, as an affiliate:

One of my subscribers purchased a WSO I had recommended. Due to some server issues, the product was not delivered in a timely fashion. Since MY name...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th August 2011, 10:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 751
Posted By Bill Guthrie
Re: What Be The Best Opt-In Bribe?

I tend to fall for the "enter email address to watch the video" ones. Especially when the video is just sitting there waiting for me.

Also, anything that promises me at least a $1M smackaroos!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th August 2011, 10:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,783
Posted By Bill Guthrie
Re: I'm Being Stalked!!

I'm assuming you refer here to the ultimate Big Brother, Google... I often wonder how much information they're collecting from my inbox.

But this type of contextual advertising isn't...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th August 2011, 10:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,783
Posted By Bill Guthrie
Re: I'm Being Stalked!!

That's hilarious, Ben! Thanks for a big launch!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th August 2011, 09:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,783
Posted By Bill Guthrie
Re: I'm Being Stalked!!

Great point! I doubt they have it wired into a CRM that tells them if I've purchased anything.



That brings up another interesting point, which is the time I will be "followed" by this...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th August 2011, 09:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,783
Posted By Bill Guthrie
Re: I'm Being Stalked!!

Thanks dude, I'm aware of how the technology figures into it :)

It is a fairly recent tactic, and like all shiny new things, I'm sure it will gain momentum before its effectiveness is determined....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th August 2011, 09:36 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,845
Posted By Bill Guthrie
Re: Advice Request: Article Writing Course

John, to be clear, are you looking for guidance in writing articles or in copywriting? The skill of generating high quality "presell" content is less art and more science. I you likely have those...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th August 2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,783
Posted By Bill Guthrie
I'm Being Stalked!!

Not by a person, but by SpyFu!

Here I am, an online marketer, and it just dawned on me. Over the last several days, I've been on a few dozen web sites, and I've been stalked by recurring Spyfu...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th August 2011, 05:53 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,988
Posted By Bill Guthrie
Re: I Quit My Job - It CAN Be Done!

Great additions to this growing thread! I love this type of motivation. Keep it coming!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th August 2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,988
Posted By Bill Guthrie
Re: I Quit My Job - It CAN Be Done!

My work colleagues, friends, and family have treated me as if I'm having a mid-life crisis. Walking away from stability can be perceived as a touch of insanity, I suppose.

It's been interesting...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 4th August 2011, 10:17 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,717
Posted By Bill Guthrie
Re: Why People choose Mozilla Firefox.

I think a lot has to do with habit and comfort. Firefox was the first major competitor to IE. I've been using it ever since.

Also, I think about Ed Dale and the 30 Day Challenge. He was always...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th August 2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,688
Posted By Bill Guthrie
Re: 2600 subscribers and zero income?

In the dog niche, try getting your fans really involved. They're such a passionate group.

Run a contest for best dog pic, or best dog video, or best dog name...something like that.

Get them...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th August 2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 488
Posted By Bill Guthrie
Re: How to Get Warrior Reviews

#1 Be involved in the forum. You want to be a GIVER first, before you begin TAKING. The more you get connected and make yourself a resource to others, the more likely your chances of making actual...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st August 2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,988
Posted By Bill Guthrie
Re: I Quit My Job - It CAN Be Done!

You're right, Mark. And I don't think it has to be an all-or-nothing type deal. As I've been saying, take your initial IM earnings and do something very smart with it: either by reinvesting directly...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st August 2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,988
Posted By Bill Guthrie
Re: I Quit My Job - It CAN Be Done!

I'll answer both of these questions: Yes, I will continue to create WSOs, as long as I can bring valuable tools and information to the Forum. I believe WSOs are an outstanding way to generate income....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st August 2011, 08:21 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,988
Posted By Bill Guthrie
Re: I Quit My Job - It CAN Be Done!

Just taking a break over the weekend, but now trying to catch up on this thread.

But even that idea -- the weekend -- seems a little strange now. Weekends for many is about how you dress, when you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st August 2011, 08:14 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,988
Posted By Bill Guthrie
Re: I Quit My Job - It CAN Be Done!

Perhaps we disagree with my phrase "hobbyist," but hopefully we agree with the "get rich quick and mindless" folks that are out there. That's my point, and my encouragement -- that if you truly...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st August 2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,988
Posted By Bill Guthrie
Re: I Quit My Job - It CAN Be Done!

Hey Iris, thanks for contributing! You make sure to let me know what I can do to help you on your way!!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st August 2011, 08:07 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,988
Posted By Bill Guthrie
Re: I Quit My Job - It CAN Be Done!

You bring up an interesting point. It so happens I live in a neighborhood where many of the breadwinners (ie, husband, fathers) work from home. They're not self-employed, necessarily...they...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st August 2011, 07:56 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,988
Posted By Bill Guthrie
Re: I Quit My Job - It CAN Be Done!

Regine, this is so true. I love the way you sum this up and really nail the "trick" of working from home and the blending and separation of the work stuff and the personal stuff.

Thanks for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th July 2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,988
Posted By Bill Guthrie
Re: I Quit My Job - It CAN Be Done!

Thanks Ken! You're one smart Old Geezer! I think the LLC is probably the right way to go. I have a call into my CPA. And thanks for the suggestion to Jason and Will's report.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th July 2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,988
Posted By Bill Guthrie
Re: I Quit My Job - It CAN Be Done!

Atta boy, Nate! Johnny Paycheck said it best: "Take this job and shove it!"
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th July 2011, 12:06 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,988
Posted By Bill Guthrie
Re: I Quit My Job - It CAN Be Done!

I wish I was in the GOLF niche, so I could just do that every day :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th July 2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,988
Posted By Bill Guthrie
Re: I Quit My Job - It CAN Be Done!

You're on your way! Obviously, you'll need to start getting regular IM income in the door.

Work backwards from that December goal. Determine exactly how much money you'll need to be making to quit...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th July 2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,988
Posted By Bill Guthrie
Re: I Quit My Job - It CAN Be Done!

Oh, I agree with you. My larger point is the hype-riddled claims that get people hitting the auto-riches buy button :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th July 2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,988
Posted By Bill Guthrie
Re: I Quit My Job - It CAN Be Done!

That's a really great point that can't be emphasized enough. So much of our motivation is geared towards money...reducing your spending takes you off the hook for "having" to make more.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th July 2011, 09:29 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,988
Posted By Bill Guthrie
Re: I Quit My Job - It CAN Be Done!

That's definitely a more responsible route. If you get going, you won't have to calculate things like that. Here's what I mean.

Let's say you get to where your IM income is HALF of your salary....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th July 2011, 08:32 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,988
Posted By Bill Guthrie
Re: I Quit My Job - It CAN Be Done!

Oh, I'm sure there is. Every time Google slaps them down :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th July 2011, 07:56 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,988
Posted By Bill Guthrie
Re: I Quit My Job - It CAN Be Done!

Yes, WSOs so far are how I was able to break free in such a short period of time.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th July 2011, 08:33 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,988
Posted By Bill Guthrie
Re: I Quit My Job - It CAN Be Done!

Dennis, there's a secret handshake? SWEET!

Everyone, thank you for your encouragement! It means a lot to me!

Anyone else want to share their story?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th July 2011, 03:17 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,988
Posted By Bill Guthrie
Re: I Quit My Job - It CAN Be Done!

That's definitely a more responsible way to do it :)

I believe I can make more money online than at a job, and without the irritation and whimsy of employers.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th July 2011, 01:47 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,988
Posted By Bill Guthrie
Re: I Quit My Job - It CAN Be Done!

The first catalyst was actually making money...proving to myself and my wife that this whole thing wasn't a pipe dream. And then continuing to make money. Getting a couple of successful products...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th July 2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,034
Posted By Bill Guthrie
Re: ATTN: WSO LAUNCHERS..What is your opinion on REFUNDS??

I agree completely. At first, I would ask questions about what the problem was, but now, I just refund them without thinking.

Keep in mind it's typically not personal, and mostly not even about...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th July 2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,988
Posted By Bill Guthrie
Re: I Quit My Job - It CAN Be Done!

Thanks for contributing, Chris!

And you bring up a good point...business structure. Currently, I'm simply accepting money into a Paypal business account. Do I need to set up an LLC? For those...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th July 2011, 01:11 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,695
Posted By Bill Guthrie
Re: Two and A Half Years to make $30 / Week... Feeling Hopeless.

You're definitely hitting on an issue that stumps a lot of people. The two sites you shared, one about chronic fatigue and the other about betta fish, are definitely niche sites. Which is fine, I'm...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th July 2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,988
Posted By Bill Guthrie
Re: I Quit My Job - It CAN Be Done!

Great advice, Shannon. Very true. My day job was very regimented...calls, appointments, meetings, paperwork, etc. Keeping a calendar of activities is crucial! I have already felt myself slipping a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th July 2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 996
Posted By Bill Guthrie
Re: On Pricing Reports: Is There Much Difference Between $7 and $10?

This conversation motivates me to begin pricing things at $4, $6, and $8...let's give the even numbers some love too!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th July 2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,988
Posted By Bill Guthrie
I Quit My Job - It CAN Be Done!

Warriors,

Since I owe everything to the good people of this Forum, I thought it only fitting to share this with you:

Last week I turned in my letter of resignation, and tomorrow is my last day...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd July 2011, 02:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 711
Posted By Bill Guthrie
Re: Best Times For Sales, Affiliate Commissions & Email Opens - What's Your Experience?

I have an international list, so I've found success and failure at just about any day and any time. I've had huge successes sending at midnight (central time).

My personal opinion: focus on great...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th April 2011, 12:04 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,925
Posted By Bill Guthrie
Re: Your real name vs a pseudonym

You should use a pen name, unless your parents named you Palm Beach Chuck. That name, in any niche, will definitely get you attention!

:)
Bill
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th April 2011, 11:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 894
Posted By Bill Guthrie
Re: 2nd month in aff mkt, and made $320, any suggestions?

Congratulations! That's really great work for a month or so. I echo the above comments of tweak, scale, outsource.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th April 2011, 11:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,197
Posted By Bill Guthrie
Re: Just got laid of from my day job...unemployment benefits + (beginning) IM business, what to do?

Will unemployment benefits be enough to sustain you financially? I'm assuming if you're going down the Adsense path you're prepared for a slower income path. There are quicker pathways.

Sorry to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th April 2011, 11:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By Bill Guthrie
Re: How can I build a list for a product coming out next year?

Are there existing products similar to the one you'll be promoting? I'm assuming this new product doesn't exist in a bubble. Are there ancillary items in this product's universe? Become a news source...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 17th April 2011, 08:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 728
Posted By Bill Guthrie
Re: Media converter recommendations?

Thanks man! Just bought it...hope it does the trick!
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 15th April 2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 728
Posted By Bill Guthrie
Media converter recommendations?

I'm looking for a quality media converter -- something that will take a wmv file and convert it to flv, mpeg-4, etc.

These are big files, so the free stuff out there ain't cutting it.

Thanks!
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th April 2011, 11:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 924
Posted By Bill Guthrie
Re: What are some GOOD Quality EZINES to market your products

I've heard good things about this: Directory of Ezines (http://www.directoryofezines.com/)
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 11th April 2011, 10:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 829
Posted By Bill Guthrie
Re: wsopro - Is this bring additional affiliates?

Very true, Mike.

Yes, I personally have benefited from affiliates marketing my WSOs to their lists, and I've also purchased a few WSOs, thought them good quality, and told my list about them.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd April 2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,421
Posted By Bill Guthrie
Re: Best day to release a WSO?

There's a saying in the stock market that goes something like this: "Guessing where the stock market will go is like guessing the next step of a drunk man."

My advice: Don't get caught up in WHEN...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd April 2011, 05:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 689
Posted By Bill Guthrie
Re: Getting started selling a WSO?

LOL!! Guess everyone has to start somewhere!
Forum: Off Topic Forum 21st March 2011, 05:28 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,526
Posted By Bill Guthrie
Re: How my 1st WSO made $9,531 in 7 days

Thanks for the positive feedback; it's very helpful and serves as a motivator. I hope you enjoy the WSO as well. Make use of it! And let me know if I can be of any help.

All best,
Bill
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th March 2011, 10:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,928
Posted By Bill Guthrie
Re: Best List Building Methods?

The WSO route worked for me. Doesn't have to be free either. All told, you'll be spending less than $100 (war room and listing fee). Money well spent.

Remember to set up your sales funnel...get...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th March 2011, 10:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 972
Posted By Bill Guthrie
Re: What are the qualities are you looking for an outsourcing company?

Communication is very important.

I've now had 3 web designers that agreed to work, but after about 24 hours stopped communicating. I gave them a couple of days, never head back, then emailed my...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 20th March 2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,526
Posted By Bill Guthrie
Re: How my 1st WSO made $9,531 in 7 days

There are very few people who can truly write killer sales copy. Start with the product. If you create a genuinely good product, you can figure out the sales copy aspect of things. Hell, there are...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 20th March 2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,526
Posted By Bill Guthrie
Re: How my 1st WSO made $9,531 in 7 days

I wrote the sales copy myself. Admittedly, it's not great :). I reviewed lots of successful WSOs and modeled the structure and tone.

I'm working on a checklist right now. And there are plenty of...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 19th March 2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,526
Posted By Bill Guthrie
Re: How my 1st WSO made $9,531 in 7 days

Wow, what a polarizing post! Not my intention at all. I thank everyone for participating--even those who find me full of crap.

I'm struggling with how to respond to some of the negative comments....
Forum: Off Topic Forum 19th March 2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,526
Posted By Bill Guthrie
Re: How my 1st WSO made $9,531 in 7 days

It's $3.99 a month to be a part of it. Not a percentage of sales.

The warriorpro software costs $19 per WSO.
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