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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th June 2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,818
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th May 2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,697
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: Warrior Forum Weekly Newsletter - Did anyone else get it?

I admit it, I was rather amused that it went straight to the spam can.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th May 2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 394
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: Best way to run competition?

Think about the following, and you'll have a good start:
Who is your audience?
What is the prize?
What is the required action?
Where is your audience?
- Do you already have their attention...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd May 2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,398
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: My Amazon 'Best Seller' isn't making all that much :(

Being the big fish in a 1 gallon fishbowl is not the same opportunity as being the big fish in the Pacific ocean. Your experience is a good reminder that the potential customer pool of a particular...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd May 2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 669
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: Anyone use 2 skype accounts on same computer?

This wins. That's all there is to it.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd May 2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 548
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: Does My Company Name Tell You What We Do?

All kidding aside. I think the name is fine. Sorry, I failed to say so sooner.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd May 2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 548
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: Does My Company Name Tell You What We Do?

Just like Google, Nike, and Apple!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd May 2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 548
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: Does My Company Name Tell You What We Do?

Apparently, you write newspaper headlines in my town!

You see, there is a small and very elusive gang of cats that roams my town by night. Really, the only way the police know they even exist is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd August 2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 760
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: Where to buy UNPROFESSIONAL pictures

Errrrr, don't lump me in there please. There are a lot of people here that specifically do NOT do that.




You buy them outright from a photographer (and good luck getting a photographer to...
Forum: Website Design 23rd August 2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 827
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: Can I use Genesis framework out of the box?

I don't mean to say Genesis by itself wouldn't be a viable option, I just think you really limit yourself if you use it by itself. This is coming from someone that likes to mess with stuff though. At...
Forum: Website Design 23rd August 2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 827
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: Can I use Genesis framework out of the box?

The benefit of using a child theme is that when you update the framework (Genesis), you don't lose any customization you have done in the child theme. It's been awhile since I looked at it, but if I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd August 2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,807
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: Where do I stand legally?

Stating this in a public forum probably isn't best for your negotiating position.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd August 2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 882
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: How Much Content Does The Average Person Create Everyday?

Hmmmm, a mathematical impossibility! If one person creates one anything, it blows your zero average to smithereens sir! :D
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd August 2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,305
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: What you usually do when you fail 5 times in a row?

Don't forget to rub it on the horse, or all is for naught.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd August 2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,305
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: What you usually do when you fail 5 times in a row?

It depends on where you are on earth. There are some places that rain virtually every day, year round. Even if it doesn't rain all day, it will feel like it is raining nonstop. I would ride the horse...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd August 2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,305
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: What you usually do when you fail 5 times in a row?

I would say they way things are going, either one could apply.

I definitely would recommend getting the horse back since she ran away, and while you have her, get back on and RIDE, before she...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd August 2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: How do I get positive reviews for my products?

If you have a great product, you'll get positive reviews.

It can be hard to gain traction and get people to leave that first review. If you have contact with your customers, through email or...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th August 2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,426
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: After launch of fiverr v2, my gig sales are getting down

Correct. Choosing the old layout only affects how you see it, and I am sure that the old version will be phased out soon enough.



I would never count on them going back to what they were on...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th August 2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,175
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: My First Click Bank Product Has Been Approved What's Next?

Cash the checks? Hmmm, sounds too easy.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th August 2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 899
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: What to Look for in a New Computer Monitor?

I can hardly work on a single monitor anymore. I use duals and often wish for a third, lol.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th August 2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 899
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: What to Look for in a New Computer Screen?

This actually zooms the whole browser window, not the font size. More like a magnifying glass than anything. You can also hold CTRL and use the scroll wheel on your mouse to resize, same result but...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th August 2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: Anyone having trouble loging into filezilla ?

The only reason I can think of that FileZilla might not connect is that you either have your credentials entered wrong, or your server as acting up.

In Cpanel, you just go to "File Manager",...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th August 2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,048
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: How to do an interview without wearing a headset?

If you use a good microphone and set of speakers and set the gain and volume structure properly, along with proper positioning of the mic for that kind of usage, you shouldn't get feedback.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th August 2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: Looking for a wso?

As brutecky said, and I think we can all agree on, marketers ARE a market. Marketers have a unique set of education needs, tools, softwares, etc, and sometimes the ONLY people that can fulfill those...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th August 2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 386
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: Does publishing PLR first means the PLR will be 'unique'?

Your question isn't as clear as it should be.

I'm not sure if you mean:

1) You created the articles, you got them indexed, and then you plan to sell PLR rights to them. or,

2) You purchased...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th August 2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: Looking for a wso?

Not exactly what I meant. I was talking about leveraging borrowed money.

As long as marketers continue to buy things though, marketers will always market to other marketers.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th August 2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: Looking for a wso?

There have been at least a couple WSOs that I'm aware of that teach people how to obtain business credit. The purpose certainly isn't so people can get into "great debt", they propose to teach the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th August 2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,401
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: Marketing Ethics: Oxymoron, Myth or Real?

It's very frustrating how many people in ANY business lack ethics. Sometimes the noise of the spam and jam would make one think that's all there is... however, there ARE a lot of upstanding, highly...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th August 2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 852
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: How do you create a great looking ebook?

If you are using MS Word, using a good header and footer, or a vertical sidebar, goes a long way toward making things look great. Inline graphics (photos, charts, anything to support your text) can...
Forum: Website Design 8th August 2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,163
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: Mywebgrid.com - please criticize our landing page

Glad to see I'm wrong on this point. After reading the profiles and footer (Which I hadn't before), I have changed my mind on what I think...

I no longer think it's merely a crude attempt at...
Forum: Website Design 7th August 2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,163
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: Mywebgrid.com - please criticize our landing page

I find the "humor" far too crude to be funny, but that's just me and a lot of other people. The rest of the world may enjoy it though, I guess they will need to chime in.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th August 2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 587
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: How does someone start a website with all these copyright laws?

I guess Arnold and Steve type faster than I. Thanks for the detailed post, Steve B.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th August 2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 587
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: How does someone start a website with all these copyright laws?

1) There are a number of completely free stock photo sites, some with quite good pictures, just make sure you read the terms of use carefully.

2) Try an advanced search in Google Images and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th August 2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,221
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: Why use optimize press

And then there are others that buy OP because it saves them time and energy, in a way that functions very well, as a well developed product of this kind should do.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th July 2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 722
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: I have Never built an email list. Convince me to.

Well, for one, you can't make money with a list if you don't have one.

Second, making money with a list is very, very, simple, but it might sound like an ebook reply so you may as well read the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th July 2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,095
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: Skype Chat Rooms

Willie! You ruined the ruse! lol

Everyone listen to Willie, he's a straight shooter. I, on the other hand, have been known to mess with people. Oh, the shame of it all! :D
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th July 2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,105
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: Is anyone here actually a millionaire?

Being a millionaire and making a million from IM may be two distinctly different things. I know a number of people on here that have made loads of money, definitely in the million plus club, but have...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th July 2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,095
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: Skype Chat Rooms

At least we still have Windows Messenger to fill the void left by Skype Chat, right?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th July 2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,366
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: How to Build Big Ticket Items with No Cash Outlay

I have a creepy-crawly suspicion that legally using articles from article directories in compliance with their TOS is not at all what Dan is referring to.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th July 2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,366
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Forum: Website Design 11th July 2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 528
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: I would value All Opinions of my New Site

First thing of note. The page took almost a minute to load. Total and complete killer there.

Second. Your site appears to be 100% focused on penguins. :)

I'm not an expert on the matter, but I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th June 2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,318
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: I make $20,000 a month online. Should I Invest in Offline Ventures?

I can't think of a scarier thing to do, even if I did know you well.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th June 2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: Really Liking The New Fiverr Look...

Like anything, new layout and organization takes getting used to, but I agree it looks good, and once you figure out where things are, it's a nice upgrade. They did well, in my opinion.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th June 2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 644
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: Must Do Before Buying An Aged/Expired Domain

If the domain is under a new owner (you) and it doesn't contain the content that got it banned in the first place, you can certainly open a reconsideration request with Google, though there is no...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th June 2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 867
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: Need leads for webhosting company

Nice subtle self-promo there Mr. Soundreview. :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th June 2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 779
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: The "rags-to-riches" story of a lousy little website

HaHa! Leave it to you to say it in only 13 words. Nice summary!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th June 2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,222
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: Hi how are you doing today {!firstname_fix}?

I suppose you could legally change your name to {!firstname_fix}, then everything would be alright.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th June 2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,092
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: OMG EzineArticles suspended me, HELP!

I think so, I just don't know what it would be.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th June 2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 779
Posted By Michael D Forbes
The "rags-to-riches" story of a lousy little website

This is the "rags-to-riches" story of a lousy little website that averages about 5 visitors per month. I think a monkey can build a website that gets more than 5 visitors a month!

Over the last...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th June 2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,092
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th June 2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,092
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th June 2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,594
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: I Just Got Access To Fiverr V2!!!!!

In a way, prices have been going up there for some time already. With all the gig extras, many of the good sellers have figured out how to structure their gigs for maximum upsell opportunity.

I'm...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th June 2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,574
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: Nothing Dumber Than A No Refund Policy (I hate thieves too)

I fully support your personal decision not to offer refunds for the work you do, it makes sense... however, I can't let this slide. :)

First, whoever said that offering a refund policy will...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th June 2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 851
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: How Do I Automate My Business?

It sounds like you are assuming this to be the case. You might be very pleasantly surprised at the quality of work you can get done rather inexpensively. May you find it to be true for you!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th June 2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 459
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd June 2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,484
Posted By Michael D Forbes
Re: How much time Have you wasted?

The honesty is refreshing! Many people would have you believe that's all you have to do to make money. :D
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