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Forum: Social Media 22nd November 2016, 04:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 427
Posted By AussieCoz
Re: Why you should use Instagram to build your business.

Totally agree and they're great for eCommerce too.

I actually have noticed quite a few shops and retailers are really ramping up their Instagram presence and i have a colleague who only uses...
Forum: Mind Warriors 22nd November 2016, 04:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 198
Posted By AussieCoz
Re: What are your best time hacks? I need some suggestions..

Thanks James,

Yes I set my tasks in Insightly online - around this time of year it can be a little overwhelming as my to-do list is a little daunting.

I agree with you about the amount of...
Forum: Social Media 22nd November 2016, 03:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 134
Posted By AussieCoz
Re: Social Media vs Paid Search Media - how do you split the advertising spend between the two?

Thanks for your comment.

I had this question asked again to me from a client - what should I spend on Facebook and what should I spend on Adwords, it really can't be determined at a glance...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2016, 11:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 570
Posted By AussieCoz
Re: I'm feeling a little ripped off - lesson learnt from doing business with friends.

I think it has a bit to do with marketing actually as this is what I do.

I'm interested to hear everyone's feedback and to be honest, the support I got from the WF member on here made a pretty...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2016, 11:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 129
Posted By AussieCoz
Re: My lead generation on my website via my forms is low - any tips?

Cool, great tips.

It is mobile mainly, I will have a bit of a play around and see what else I can test and work with.
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st November 2016, 10:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 390
Posted By AussieCoz
RE: Make your business card unique so people remember you

Hate to throw a spanner in the works but I can't remember the last time I handed out a business card.

I would say with respect that we should spend more time focusing on our digital business card,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st November 2016, 10:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 390
Posted By AussieCoz
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st November 2016, 08:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By AussieCoz
RE: The holyday cards and letters

I like doing this and I usually make it digital to tie into my business.

I make it fun and ensure there are no religious links as my clients come from all backgrounds.

Each year I create a...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 21st November 2016, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By AussieCoz
Re: PayPal personal vs. Paypal Business.. what am I missing

I thought is said on the Paypal business page that is it $49 to sign up for this account.

On second glance it is their tap and go system, cancel that.

I'll go and get another coffee now.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2016, 06:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 240
Posted By AussieCoz
RE: Best way to push my healthy/beauty product online?!

Why don't you consider influencers

If you are looking at You Tube and Vloggers there are heaps of opportunity here, and I would seriously consider creating a list of people to approach in each...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 21st November 2016, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By AussieCoz
Re: PayPal personal vs. Paypal Business.. what am I missing

Nope it's not that much, I think I will put it on my to do list but not too hight :)

Thanks for your advice everyone.
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 21st November 2016, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By AussieCoz
Re: PayPal personal vs. Paypal Business.. what am I missing

I think the book keeper is only wanting it for live feeds into my cloud based accounting system and to save herself some time (fair enough).

I didn't even consider that I should be using a...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 21st November 2016, 03:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By AussieCoz
PayPal personal vs. Paypal Business.. what am I missing

Hi Everyone,

I have a Paypal personal account and have done for years, now and again people pay me through there no problems.

My bookkeeper asked me to upgrade to a business account, is there...
Forum: Mind Warriors 21st November 2016, 02:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 136
Posted By AussieCoz
Re: Do you honestly LOVE what you do every day?

I have one dude and it is 76 days since his payment was due. i am so tired of chasing him, it is getting ridiculous and I feel like an idiot having to do it all the time.

Really takes the wind...
Forum: Mind Warriors 20th November 2016, 10:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 136
Posted By AussieCoz
Re: Do you honestly LOVE what you do every day?

Really, interesting.

I always seem to increase my targets when I reach them.

I had a target to reach $X thousand each month, I met it within a few months and then I thought, how can I improve...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th November 2016, 01:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,478
Posted By AussieCoz
RE: My 4000th post and idea to make $$

Happy 4000th post, surely you get a set of steak knives or something for that :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th November 2016, 10:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 57
Posted By AussieCoz
How do you plan to stay on track over the silly season?

For those of you out there (most of us) in small businesses, how do you stay on track over Christmas and the silly season?

Do you have a formal business plan or just roll with it? Do you resign...
Forum: Mind Warriors 19th November 2016, 10:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 198
Posted By AussieCoz
Re: What are your best time hacks? I need some suggestions..

Yep, I agree - I use Insightly to set me daily tasks and work out before hand what is actually possible based on the deadline and the time available.

I dont leave my desk until the work is done. ...
Forum: Mind Warriors 19th November 2016, 10:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 198
Posted By AussieCoz
Re: What are your best time hacks? I need some suggestions..

Time management is a pain in the butt - I agree.

I think I pride myself on being able to juggle a few things at once, while this is pretty talented - I do think it doesn’t allow me to be 100%...
Forum: Mind Warriors 19th November 2016, 10:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 198
Posted By AussieCoz
Re: What are your best time hacks? I need some suggestions..

Thanks Mark,

Agree with your 1,2, 3 and 4

I do find it simple to lock myself away from family and friends and even my cell phone, I find it a little challenging to disconnect my emails and...
Forum: Mind Warriors 19th November 2016, 10:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 136
Posted By AussieCoz
Re: Do you honestly LOVE what you do every day?

Good for you Brandon, I must admit 98% of the time I do too.

There are days that are tough for a range of reasons however those days are few and far between thankfully.
Forum: Email Marketing 19th November 2016, 10:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 447
Posted By AussieCoz
Re: How to stay out of junk mail folders focusing on deliverability

I never get why people hide the unsubscribe details, it is really bizarre.

Thanks for your comment
Forum: Social Media 18th November 2016, 03:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 80
Posted By AussieCoz
RE: Client doesnt want me to use emojis

Present the facts - send him the research you have done to show why you started doing the emoji's.

I am 36 and I love emojis, although they need to be done well and relevant - and I don't like...
Forum: Email Marketing 18th November 2016, 02:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 447
Posted By AussieCoz
How to stay out of junk mail folders focusing on deliverability

When you put so much effort into an email campaign, you want to make sure it gets delivered.

If youre sending out your campaigns without thinking about how to avoid the junk folder then youre...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th November 2016, 02:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 230
Posted By AussieCoz
RE: Can I do market research by sitting in my cozy warm room?

You need to get out there and be motivated when you are starting out. Marketing isn't just hiding behind your laptop screen, when I started I was out and about chatting to people, having meetings,...
Forum: Mind Warriors 18th November 2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 198
Posted By AussieCoz
Re: What are your best time hacks? I need some suggestions..

Nice video and location :) Looks like youre in paradise.

Kiss My Arse University sounds great.

Thanks for sharing the video, Ill have a look.
Forum: Mind Warriors 18th November 2016, 02:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 136
Posted By AussieCoz
Re: Do you honestly LOVE what you do every day?

Yes, I agree with you. Usually when I have a challenging day I do need to remind myself how lucky I have it.

When I used to work for someone else in the corporate world there were still...
Forum: Social Media 17th November 2016, 06:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 103
Posted By AussieCoz
Re: Have you ever deal with a crysis in Social Media?

I had a very ex-employee of a business leave a terrible review on a facebook business page I manage recently. They used to work there and then used someone else's page to put up a review which was...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th November 2016, 05:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 129
Posted By AussieCoz
My lead generation on my website via my forms is low - any tips?

I'm not getting that many leads via forms on my website.

I have seen there are a few forms that Google touts to be the highest converting forms, anyone suggest a few that work for you.

I have 5...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th November 2016, 09:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 570
Posted By AussieCoz
Re: I'm feeling a little ripped off - lesson learnt from doing business with friends.

That's exactly what I've done, if it was a contractor that I didn't have an existing friendship I would have pulled them up and probably had a bit of a word about it... in this instance I have just...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th November 2016, 05:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 570
Posted By AussieCoz
Re: I'm feeling a little ripped off - lesson learnt from doing business with friends.

I've paid it all, I don't want any bad blood but next time I will be seeking a very, very detailed quote with conditions.

She's new and honestly I am probably her first real paying client so it's...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th November 2016, 05:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 570
Posted By AussieCoz
Re: I'm feeling a little ripped off - lesson learnt from doing business with friends.

Hi Mike,

Always nice to hear everyone's opinion, however in this case it is genuinely a case of the person I engaged to work not updating their quote and terms.

I have agreed to pay to keep...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th November 2016, 05:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 570
Posted By AussieCoz
Re: I'm feeling a little ripped off - lesson learnt from doing business with friends.

She did a great job, not something I would pay double for but I do want her to complete it.

I've asked her in future for my accounting and budgeting to advise me in writing of any updates or...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th November 2016, 02:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 570
Posted By AussieCoz
Re: I'm feeling a little ripped off - lesson learnt from doing business with friends.

Spot on. I was under the impression everything would stay the same.

While she may have made the assumption I would know there would be a change in price, I was oblivious. It is basically her first...
Forum: Mind Warriors 16th November 2016, 05:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 136
Posted By AussieCoz
Do you honestly LOVE what you do every day?

Ive had a bit of a trying month, its been a bit of a stretch with clients been tardy with payments, project briefs dramatically changing, difficult new clients who have rubbed me the wrong way, and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th November 2016, 07:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 570
Posted By AussieCoz
Re: I'm feeling a little ripped off - lesson learnt from doing business with friends.

Yeah, I am seeing that now.

Everyone knows the score when you work with people that gradually become associates and friends, but if you go from being a friend to a work colleague it opens up...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th November 2016, 07:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 570
Posted By AussieCoz
Re: I'm feeling a little ripped off - lesson learnt from doing business with friends.

Thanks Andres,

It's hard because I have been in business for a while and I remember quoting and invoicing for me at first was hard and sometimes I assumed people knew what I was doing but this...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th November 2016, 06:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 666
Posted By AussieCoz
RE: Working less hours has made me more profitable.

It's funny isn't it.

You work your tail off and then you finally realise you need to work smarter not harder.

I don't work as hard as I used to. I am better at what I do than in the past and...
Forum: Mind Warriors 14th November 2016, 06:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 198
Posted By AussieCoz
Re: What are your best time hacks? I need some suggestions..

I'd love to have time to meditate. Just kidding. You're right I can spare 5 minutes a day to do this.

I often do it in the shower or somewhere where I am away from everyone else. The whole idea...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th November 2016, 05:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 570
Posted By AussieCoz
Re: I'm feeling a little ripped off - lesson learnt from doing business with friends.

Thanks everyone for your opinions - it really is good to see other perspectives.

To be fair, I gave a lot of notice about the change from 4 days straight to 2 days - like a few weeks, so this...
Forum: Mind Warriors 14th November 2016, 05:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 198
Posted By AussieCoz
Re: What are your best time hacks? I need some suggestions..

Thanks Deb.

Some great advice - being realistic is something that I constantly battle with. When people ask me to do some work for them for example or I am looking to launch a product on my page,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th November 2016, 01:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 321
Posted By AussieCoz
RE: Do you make decisions by using Your Brain or Your Gut?

Hi TT,

To be honest my brain will usually win out in most cases however it is my gut that will influence it.

It's something that if I don't listen to I will usually regret it.

When I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th November 2016, 01:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 570
Posted By AussieCoz
I'm feeling a little ripped off - lesson learnt from doing business with friends.

I've asked a really old friend of mine who is starting out to do some work for me. It's stuff I don't really have time to do and it's pretty mundane.

She met with me and agreed on a price and...
Forum: Email Marketing 13th November 2016, 06:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 125
Posted By AussieCoz
Re: Email subject lines - why your subject is making your campaign flop.

I must say, I have a thing against exclamation points and people who think it is necessary to add in too many. The same goes for capitals - I thought everyone knew it is classified as yelling.
...
Forum: Social Media 13th November 2016, 12:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 134
Posted By AussieCoz
Re: Social Media vs Paid Search Media - how do you split the advertising spend between the two?

Agreed - of course testing is essential. For me and what I'm doing social media probably gets the most budget and search marketing probably a little less but it always depends what I am marketing....
Forum: Mind Warriors 11th November 2016, 10:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 198
Posted By AussieCoz
What are your best time hacks? I need some suggestions..

Hi Everyone

I am overloaded with projects at the moment, this usually happens towards the end of the year as I try and cram in as much as I can before I take a little bit of time over the...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 11th November 2016, 12:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 127
Posted By AussieCoz
Best practice for digital display ads - are you doing this?

Hi Everyone

I just came across an article that outlines best practice for digital display ads, I think on the most part I do most of this but could be a good resource for some of the newcomers on...
Forum: Social Media 11th November 2016, 11:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 134
Posted By AussieCoz
Social Media vs Paid Search Media - how do you split the advertising spend between the two?

I attended a webinar yesterday that said the split of advertising spend between social media and paid search media should be 1/3 social vs 2/3 search - is this similar to what people are doing out...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th November 2016, 11:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 428
Posted By AussieCoz
RE: Help me save my job brothers!! :(

Hi Smokenapple

Your post sounds very desperate and I am sorry you are in the position where you are worried you will lose your job unless you generate more income.

I once worked for a not for...
Forum: Email Marketing 8th November 2016, 02:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 125
Posted By AussieCoz
Email subject lines - why your subject is making your campaign flop.

Out inboxes are jammed with emails about promos, sales, and communications and as we power towards Christmas it is just going to get more hectic in our inbox.

This time of year I notice a few...
Forum: Social Media 7th November 2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 85
Posted By AussieCoz
Reasons why your social media campaign will fail

This is mainly for the newbies out there starting out with digital marketing campaigns.

Weve all been there, we need to create a digital marketing campaign on social media and get our product or...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th November 2016, 01:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 220
Posted By AussieCoz
Re: No one 'gets' IM - do you bother explaining what you do to people that arent in the industry?

Yeah, good point. I just find people belittle anything that isn't traditional. The whole idea of our workplace, our hours, our lifestyle and the demands of what we do just seems bizarre to them.

I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th November 2016, 01:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 220
Posted By AussieCoz
Re: No one 'gets' IM - do you bother explaining what you do to people that arent in the industry?

Yep, the sales rep idea is probably what most people get the easiest.

:)

Thanks for your input.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th November 2016, 02:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 63
Posted By AussieCoz
Keyword stuffing is crap - why you should avoid keyword stuffing for SEO

I posted last week about a client that wanted me to basically keyword stuff for a blog I was writing for him.

I fought his brief after discussion about this strategy with the forum but I ended up...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th November 2016, 03:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 220
Posted By AussieCoz
No one 'gets' IM - do you bother explaining what you do to people that arent in the industry?

I find that people don't really understand what internet marketing is.

They get a little caught up in the idea that you're working from home, free as a bird, playing around on your computer - it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd November 2016, 05:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 238
Posted By AussieCoz
RE: Don't cry over spilled milk and a client lost!

I wouldn't worry about it, your client probably did you a favour.

If they didn't think you were a good fit then that is their decision and you should look at your business as just that, not...
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