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Forum: Mind Warriors 20th May 2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,161
Posted By SimonJBell
Re: This is how I stay motivated, I am probably insane.

What a fantastic way to start your day :) techniques like these seem strange and weird, but they really do work. I used to work for a telemarketing company a few years ago and we'd all have a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th May 2013, 03:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,158
Posted By SimonJBell
Re: Traffic plan...not really working too well?

Hey Magnatolia

Sounds like you're putting a lot of hard work into your site, well done :)

What sort of strategy do you have for interacting with your target market? You say you're submitting...
Forum: Mind Warriors 20th May 2013, 02:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,786
Posted By SimonJBell
Re: Introvert or Extrovert - which are you?

Introverts don't have a problem with social communication, if anything they make better listeners than the extroverts and this generally leads to better communication.

The difference between an...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th May 2013, 02:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,127
Posted By SimonJBell
Re: New to Online marketing - looking for Niche - Maybe the Senior Niche

Is @twinkenterprises half correct? It's a good point, but it's the next logical step, after the niche has been properly identified. Once a good niche has been chosen, reviewing products and services...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th May 2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 866
Posted By SimonJBell
Re: Email HTML Templates vs Plain Text

Sounds like your best option. That way people reading the email on phones etc can easily read the it. If people have images enabled then you'll get to use open tracking.
Forum: Mind Warriors 19th May 2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,786
Posted By SimonJBell
Re: Introvert or Extrovert - which are you?

Would you say that you're better at listening to people / being aware of people's needs than friends you may have which are more extroverted?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th May 2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,127
Posted By SimonJBell
Re: New to Online marketing - looking for Niche - Maybe the Senior Niche

Yes that's correct. I'd recommend word press for creating a website. It's free, simple to set up and maintain. Many popular hosting providers will install it for you for free too.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th May 2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,127
Posted By SimonJBell
Re: New to Online marketing - looking for Niche - Maybe the Senior Niche

Hi ERazz

Sounds like a great idea you have :) I haven't looked into the "senior" niche so might be worth Googling around and seeing what others similar blogs are out there.

If it's something...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th May 2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By SimonJBell
Re: Domain name

How about 123xy.com or xy123.com or 321xy.com?
Forum: Mind Warriors 16th May 2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,938
Posted By SimonJBell
Re: The Science of getting rich

I hadn't realised Wallace Wattles wrote the book. One could argue that many versions of the book have been re-written over the years. But the underlying principles and message is still relevant today.
Forum: Mind Warriors 16th May 2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,786
Posted By SimonJBell
Re: Introvert or Extrovert - which are you?

Also, many people believe introverts are shy - but being an introvert doesn't mean you're therefore shy. Some introverts avoid socialising because it uses up so much energy. As a result, they may not...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th May 2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 914
Posted By SimonJBell
Re: NEWBIES - Make Yourself This Important Promise Right NOW

Very true. Although sometimes the difficulty can be in finding out what we're truly capable of. Do we go out there and try as many things as possible to see which we're better at?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th May 2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 914
Posted By SimonJBell
Re: NEWBIES - Make Yourself This Important Promise Right NOW

Hey Brendon, great post and excellent advice :)

You mention that focus is really important and I agree with @themichaelcook about being organised and writing down your goals every week.

This is...
Forum: Mind Warriors 15th May 2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,938
Posted By SimonJBell
Re: The Science of getting rich

There's an immense power in the way we, as humans, think. It can completely change our outlook on life, bring in new opportunities, and help overcome obstacles.

I seem to be on a roll of...
Forum: Mind Warriors 15th May 2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,786
Posted By SimonJBell
Re: Introvert or Extrovert - which are you?

On the introvert/extrovert scale I'd put myself leaning more towards introvert. But, that said, I can still have massive amounts of energy and be very sociable. I like to have my quiet time, to...
Forum: Website Design 15th May 2013, 04:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By SimonJBell
Re: How to Amend Home Page in WP

In WP control panel go to Settings -> Reading -> Front page displays. Select "A static page" and choose "Home" from the drop-down menu
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th May 2013, 04:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,665
Posted By SimonJBell
Re: Where Newbies & Failing Marketers Need To Start

Thanks for your responses. So it seems that about every 1 or 2 days works well for you.

If you don't mind me asking; what are your timings for the 5 follow up messages?
Forum: Social Media 14th May 2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 577
Posted By SimonJBell
Re: What to do with a FB fanpage with 3K likes and rapidly rising!

Do you have a blog/website? You could use the facebook page to drive traffic to your website, on which you're free to have affiliate links.

Or, in terms of adding Amazon/affiliate links directly...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th May 2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By SimonJBell
Re: Unusual Website Setup

Would a good SEO reason be that Google favours original content on the landing page. So just having two links doesn't sound like there's much content going on.

What's the webmaster's reason for...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th May 2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By SimonJBell
Re: Unusual Website Setup

This set-up doesn't sound that great from a usability perspective: you don't want visitors having to click unnecessarily, they'll end up leaving the site.

Could you have the main website show...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th May 2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,665
Posted By SimonJBell
Re: Where Newbies & Failing Marketers Need To Start

Great post Michael, thanks for sharing :)

I have a question: I know this is a fairly common question in the email marketing arena and I'm aware there is no one right answer, but how frequently do...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th May 2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 916
Posted By SimonJBell
Re: Tips for brainstorming a new company name.

I sometimes use the strategy of putting a fairly common/easy to remember word in-front of the keyword which best describes my business.

So for the keyword "design" you could try words like...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th May 2013, 05:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,003
Posted By SimonJBell
Re: How much should I pay outsourced writers?

50% of your charging price is about right. Like other people here have said, the amount you charge should reflect the quality of the articles you're producing.

A $14 article should be pretty basic...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th May 2013, 05:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,157
Posted By SimonJBell
Re: Wordpress Site Hacked what to do

Just a few pointers to toughen up your WP site:


Regularly update to the latest version WP
Rename all login areas - i.e. don't use the default /wp-login.php or /wp-admin - use something random...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th May 2013, 05:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 534
Posted By SimonJBell
Re: Strategery for personal blog

Try not to worry so much about the link building for now. Focus more on setting up your blog and getting content high quality onto it.

Think about maybe registering on a few forums where your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th May 2013, 05:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 826
Posted By SimonJBell
Re: Are these Logos any good?

I personally think you're onto a winner with the orange logo. Why?


It's simple, concise and can easily be transferrd onto business cards, letterheads, footers etc
Minimal use of colours...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th May 2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 917
Posted By SimonJBell
Re: How to Find Bloggers For Sponsored Posts?

Although possibly a bit too commercial for what you're after: have you looked at sponsoredreviews.com - could help for future projects.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th May 2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 534
Posted By SimonJBell
Re: Strategery for personal blog

Could it help to make the topic of your blog more specific? Think about who you want to attract to your blog, what are their interests, what do they want to read about?

In terms of spending money:...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd July 2011, 03:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 844
Posted By SimonJBell
Re: we know that List equals Money...but just how to do it??

Excellent post. Lots of top notch advice :)

I have personally learnt number one the hard way "Have A Plan". I started building a list but had no idea how to make money from it. I just heard...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st July 2011, 07:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,394
Posted By SimonJBell
Re: Buying Traffic - Your Best Source?

Could you be more specific as to what you're aiming for? What will the traffic be used for, where will it be sent?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st July 2011, 06:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 829
Posted By SimonJBell
Re: Question about Domain Names with numbers in them

If you're going to be marketing the website offline through audible marketing - then yes.

If you're going to marketing the website online through search engines and links then no.

IMO there's...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st July 2011, 06:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 901
Posted By SimonJBell
Re: Can this increase your typing speed?

Slightly off topic here...

When it comes to keyboard ergonomics - I find the Apple keyboards to be a dream for typing on. The ones that are like laptop keyboards - very flat. You barely have to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st July 2011, 06:20 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,039
Posted By SimonJBell
Re: Do you REALLY want to know the secret to online success? You may not like it.

Success is also knowing when to quit the path you're currently perusing. You could continue along the current path for years and never actually get anywhere.

Sometimes having the guts to say to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st July 2011, 04:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,394
Posted By SimonJBell
Re: Buying Traffic - Your Best Source?

The best method I've always used for reliable, high converting traffic that's laser targeted is PPC
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th July 2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,017
Posted By SimonJBell
Re: What Matt Cutts says about article marketing?

Take ezinearticles for example. They seem to have realised that a min word count of 250 is just attracting articles full of keywords and absolutely nothing unique, interesting or new.

Their new...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th July 2011, 02:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By SimonJBell
Re: Help With Fixing My Sitemap

I'm not sure what you're asking? I can see the site map and it all looks ok...
Forum: Programming 28th June 2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,472
Posted By SimonJBell
Re: Where can I learn C++?

Do a degree in computer science that includes c++. That way you'll learn everything plus get a highly recognised qualification at the end of it ;)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th June 2011, 03:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 635
Posted By SimonJBell
Re: What would you do with this list...

I've got a couple of thoughts on this one. Let me know your feedback...

My subscribers have been clicking on the affiliate link and even viewing the sales page, but no sales. I think I'm building...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th June 2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 635
Posted By SimonJBell
Re: What would you do with this list...

Thanks for all your responses on this one.

MikeTucker:
I built the list with traffic from Google AdWords search and content network. Converted subscribers using a questionnaire style squeeze...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th June 2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,777
Posted By SimonJBell
Re: What is the #1 reason you think people in IM fail and what is the solution in your opinion?

I think a lot of new IMs startup believing it'll be a quick win, with little to no investment of time or money. Like RichardF said, they're looking for the "secret method" that requires no hard work....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th June 2011, 10:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 635
Posted By SimonJBell
What would you do with this list...

I have a list of 600 confirmed subscribers (emails) in the fitness industry. Started the list a few months ago. I've been sending them workouts and tips via email for the niche. However, I haven't...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th April 2011, 09:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,019
Posted By SimonJBell
Re: postcard marketing

Tried this a few years back and saw zero return. I wouldn't recommend it personally.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th April 2011, 08:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 399
Posted By SimonJBell
Re: What tool would you most like to have??

Possibly difficult to make: an average page rank checker. So for a given keyword, what's the average page rank for the first 10 results for that keyword... if that makes sense...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th April 2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,218
Posted By SimonJBell
Re: Business Name Too "Childish"?

I like it, the name itself is a purple elephant. People will remember it and it will stand out. If you go networking it's also a great conversation starter.. "So where did the name Blue Monkey Media...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th April 2011, 02:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,616
Posted By SimonJBell
Re: Veteran: Take Me On, I Will Work 60 Hours A Week To Make This Work

Damien,

A guy called Sean Mize offers coaching for starting up an IM business. Checkout Internet Marketing Training and Coaching Site With Sean Mize (http://www.secrets-of-internet-success.com)....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th April 2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 713
Posted By SimonJBell
Re: What Was Your Biggest Lesson From Last Year & How Are You Using It To Make This Year Better?

Not having enough options. More options = more opportunities if things don't go to plan
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th April 2011, 06:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 594
Posted By SimonJBell
Re: Banner Ads

I've been using text ads vs. banner ads on the google content network. The text ads have won hands down, banner ads have been very unsuccessful
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th April 2011, 05:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,038
Posted By SimonJBell
Re: People Under 20 - Take Massive Action, Stop Reading!

Good point x3xsolxdierx3x, you can apply as an officer (starting salary 25-30k), providing you have min 180 UCAS points and can give examples of your leadership and teamwork skills. Also, 17k is just...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th April 2011, 05:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 825
Posted By SimonJBell
Re: Why doesn't my clickbank offer convert?

Personally I'd change the sales page to a squeeze page offering a free report.

Then use AdWords (and website optimiser) to try out different variations / split tests.

Then you'll have yourself...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th April 2011, 05:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By SimonJBell
Re: Advice / feedback on squeeze page please

Thanks for the feedback :)

Kevin: The site is currently using website optimiser. It used to have the "traditional" landing page but was only converting at about 5-10%. So I split tested and came...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th April 2011, 04:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,038
Posted By SimonJBell
Re: People Under 20 - Take Massive Action, Stop Reading!

You need to enjoy what you do. Joining the Navy on a 17k starting salary might be the best thing you've ever done. You might absolutely love it and never look back. It's not all about how much money...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th April 2011, 04:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By SimonJBell
Re: Advice / feedback on squeeze page please

Does anyone have any thoughts or feedback on this?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th April 2011, 04:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 898
Posted By SimonJBell
Re: Amazon Or Adsense? What Is Your Opinion?

I've always been a big fan of adsense and have yet to try Amazon. Keen to see some of the replies to this thread...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th April 2011, 03:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 627
Posted By SimonJBell
Re: Should i write articles?

Updating your website about 3 times per week will probably be enough. Then use the rest of the articles for inbound links - article directories, squidoo lenses etc
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th April 2011, 03:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 739
Posted By SimonJBell
Re: Charge it or give away for free???

When I was new to jogging I researched online for tips before setting off...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th April 2011, 03:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 602
Posted By SimonJBell
Re: What Would Happen If....

Make sure you do something that will help your business. Whether it be writing an article for a blog/article directory, contacting x number of leads, researching the competition etc. Like you're...
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