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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th May 2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,230
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: What Happened When you started Blogging ?

When I started blogging, I discovered how much fun it can be to share no strings content with an engaged audience. And that's led to motivation for product ideas and other revenue streams. But I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th November 2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,223
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: SALES PAGES VS WSO

Another reason some consider self hosted is to avoid potential negative comments or worse trolls that show up on regular sales threads.

Some posts can be annoying and time consuming. On the other...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th August 2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: Need genuine guidance for setting up an Online business with multiple income stream

One area of focus for sure is the best way to see success as soon as possible. Forget 'multiple' income streams until you have one income stream to start.
Combine that with focus and find a mentor...
Forum: Email Marketing 14th August 2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 735
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: hey! newie needs help with autoresponders please

An autoresponder is an essential tool, as is a domain name and hosting. Not something to scrimp on. Go with an established brand, as suggested above. The results you'll gain from increased delivery...
Forum: Email Marketing 14th August 2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 500
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: Need Email Advice....

Professional email service like GetResponse or Aweber is a good start. Self hosted autoresponder is an advanced move that could help even more.
Further, if you want to minimize bounce rates and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th August 2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: How to do videos for a blog

First, congrats for wanting to jump into video. It's a great idea.
Second, if you want to get your feet wet without getting on camera, whip up a powerpoint outlining the main points of your...
Forum: Email Marketing 5th August 2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 744
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: When is the best time to sale

I really like Steve's comment above, and would only add that if you're informed on your niche and market, you should be in a position to market to your list whenever you choose.

Of course this...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th July 2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,521
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: What Is The Best Guide/Training For Beginners In Affiliate Marketing?

Anything by Erica Stone would be a good way to start, especially if you're thinking Amazon.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th July 2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,119
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: How do you feel about WSOs that are over 100 pages long?

If the content's legit and not a bunch of filler, page length means nothing whether it's 10 pages or 200. Case in point - quite recently an 81 page product was made WSO of the day. No fluff.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th June 2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,103
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: I need honesty

James is right, there are so many ways. I'd suggest you spend a bit of time researching this forum yourself to find some areas you might want to pursue.

Narrow that list down, then download all...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th June 2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,869
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: The most profitable niche

Tons of profitable niches. One of the most profitable resides within the forum you just posted your question in!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd June 2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,130
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: Being an Internet Marketer is tough....

The attitude of those that question what you do changes drastically when they see your success.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th May 2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,786
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: Are small niche sites (10-50 pages) still a viable way to make money?

I wouldn't call a 50 page site 'small'. But quality trumps quantity every time, in both content and websites in general.
Don't worry about 'saturation' either - provided you're sending quality...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th April 2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: How to Market to this List

If you want to determine what to promote by way of products and offer by way of content, a great place to start would be studying what sorts of things are being purchased in that particular market....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th April 2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,340
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: Total Noob - Where do I start

Research this forum and take notes on areas of internet marketing you think may appeal to you, while crossing off others you think you wouldn't want to pursue.

Then, look for a coach or mentor in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th April 2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,852
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: How Quickly Did You Make Money Using Classified Ads?

It all depends on the niche, product and market. Some products lend themselves well to classified ads, others not so much.
And in time you should realize that a website is a necessity if you want to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th April 2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 554
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: Help! Is this a right thing to do?

Take a bit of time to study your target market, especially demographics. Choose traffic from areas that need your information (mainly, non-3rd world countries). Your fundamentals of a squeeze page...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th April 2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 916
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: Health and Wellness Niche.. What do you think?

You're in a massively popular niche. Before you begin any formal research, I'd suggest defining your particular product/service as specifically as you can, then doing the same for your target market...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th April 2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 916
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: Health and Wellness Niche.. What do you think?

You're in a massively popular niche. Before you begin any formal research, I'd suggest defining your particular product/service as specifically as you can, then doing the same for your target market...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th April 2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 575
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: Banner Ads or Text Ads ?

Text ads have always worked best for me, but so much depends on the style of your site or blog, niche and audience.
Go with a variety and test along the way - then tweak with a greater emphasis on...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd April 2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 908
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: creating new clothing brand

Study your competition, intensely. Study the market, see what is selling. Do your best to put the needs of your target market ahead of your own. And have someone else give you completely objective...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th April 2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: Do yourself a favor - learn, do, test, then ask

very well said Steve. I believe many are drawn to IM because they've been told how easy it is. Fact is, it takes work.
And I can't think of a more appropriate expression than 'you learn by doing'....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th April 2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,737
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: Best list building Course?

There are an absolute ton out there - and I've tried lots. I am a BIG fan of David Kirby's info, so you should search him out in the WSO section.
I also highly recommend a guy by the name of Shane...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th April 2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,387
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: Finding a Mentor

Yes, a mentor is key. But FIRST, establish what niche you want to pursue. Otherwise once you start searching for a coach you'll be very open to every niche that a solid coach operates in. So select...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th April 2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 592
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: Doing it part-time

For sure Lisa nailed it -- I was forever doing it at work while I had a j.o.b. and got pretty sneaky about it too. But like she says, it's about how bad you want it.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th April 2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 978
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: .com? .org? .something else....?

.com and only .com - even if you have to slightly modify the domain name
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th April 2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,306
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: What is the best way to build a list in 2014,, April

Product creation, squeeze page with solid offer, free product releases ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th April 2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 911
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: The $1 WSO...

What is a popular tactic, as seen in the WSO section, is to release a product at standard price (say $5-$9) or so, and let it run for while. Months later after pretty much all activity on it is done,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th April 2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 976
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: Email Campaign

Plus there's a lot of great information on email marketing out there. First and foremost, put your subscribers' needs ahead of your own. That's the main priority.

That said, it's worth investing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th April 2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: My first Amazon affiliate site...

Hey, great start. Site is attractive and clean. Some simple suggestions:
* would recommend you open with an 'about smart watches' paragraph near the top - this is still an emerging market so a bit...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th April 2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: How to Attract the Best Affiliates

Affiliates look for 2 things. Sales and conversions. Find a way to market your initial products so you get good stats on those counts. Then you'll start attracting affiliates. Then as you progress...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th April 2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 665
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: [Squeezepage] Which works best for you?

Test, test and more test. Depends on your audience and traffic, #1 concern being the demographics of your niche. Are they video watchers or readers? Combination? You just won't know until you try a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th April 2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 608
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: Direct Link Or Build A List - Opinions

And you can do both, you know. To build the list you need a squeeze page and report or product of value to get them to sign up.
When they get to your landing page for the free report, you can have a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd April 2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: Product Obsolescence

I don't know of a quick nor efficient way. Best suggestion would be to study trade magazines for the product category in question and see what is 'trending', what is new and upcoming in the industry,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd April 2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 510
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: What if I told you I think the earth is flat?...

So true. If we don't take the time to find out what our prospects are interested in or feel suits their needs, we're just throwing darts.
Why not take the time to engage a bit more? And 'holy cow'...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd April 2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 508
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: Am i doing something wrong ?

You're completely headed in the right direction. As the above poster mentioned, testing multiple products is a great idea. You won't really know what your list will actually pay for until you give...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd April 2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: Question about Promoting WSO's from Owners

You have a good idea - promoting quality WSOs can be a great way to go. But you really do need a list. As mentioned, look into some list building and email marketing courses to get started in that...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 1st April 2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,516
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: Hostgator Crash EVERY Time - Solutions?

Hey Tiffany,
I'm hearing (unfortunately) more and more issues with HG. I'm with Bluehost, and although technically owned by the same company, haven't had any issues. Like zero. Would strongly...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st March 2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: How to get Free Traffic?

Content still rules. Articles, blog posts, forum commenting.
Once you create an article you can really leverage that for a lot of traffic. Convert it to pdf and syndicate. Make a powerpoint of it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st March 2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 734
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: Email Marketing guides

Lee Murray's product is excellent. But also consider Sean Mize - he has products on the same topic in the WSO section, and has a sterling reputation in that area.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th March 2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,163
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: Best Solo Ad Provider?

You could search hi and low. I have. And in my humble opinion, this vendor takes the cake:
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th March 2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,471
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: Do any Warriors know of any content syndication services?

I have personally used the following source:
http://www.fiverr.com/virtualgirl2010

and can say she is very professional and does a thorough job. You create the awesome content, and she'll...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th March 2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 829
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: Help! Finding an on-line business that works.

There are MANY online businesses that work. In your own admission you've only 'dabbled'. Which means not sticking with something. And that's where so many struggle, because distractions are...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th March 2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 799
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: Common sense could be our friend

Oh and I almost forgot - you know what they say about common sense?
It ain't that common.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th March 2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 799
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: Common sense could be our friend

Hey Steve, thanks for this. A mentor of mine once defined marketing as the act of giving value. Sometimes I think that gets forgotten in the world of internet marketing. Of course the above are...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th March 2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 648
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: Why are you in business for yourself?

Freedom for sure. Plus, gotta admit, I like working in pyjamas. At least before 9...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd March 2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: Amazon Review Site Question

Art pretty much nailed it. As for creating new reviews for seasonal products, think like a retail store. They tend to start 'changing product over' a solid 2 months before that season actually hits....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd March 2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,614
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: does anything work? seriously

One system, 100% focus, and work it. How to stay focused? Set a goal that for 30 days you're going to do nothing but that one system. Go ahead and actually unsubscribe from any lists you're on so...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd March 2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 580
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: Does Voice Projection/Quality Matter in Video Powerpoint Courses?

Voice and recording quality is of vital importance, especially in an educational type product. This is how your audience connects to you, and if they like your style, they'll want more of your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st March 2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: How Do I Not Offend My Boss

I think the best way to 'sway' your boss may be by showing her examples of logos of similar companies, in similar industries.
If she's in love with her idea you need to feed her ego by saying you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th March 2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: Where & How to Do A Pre-Launch?

That's kind of critical info right there. But there are plenty of facebook groups out there you can request to join that basically support each other in upcoming launches. Good starting point.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th March 2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 626
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: Get response - landing pages addon is worth it?

I'm also with GetResponse but didn't choose that option. As above, I'd rather create my own pages and send people to my own sites.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th March 2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,007
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: build a list or sell products.

Exactly. Build a list WHILE selling products. There are thousands of product creators out there who rely on moving products to build a terrific list. If they put out a quality product, the people who...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th March 2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,445
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: Do I need optimise press 2?

You don't NEED the latest and greatest upgrade to every product, if the original still does what you need it to do.
There are still plenty of Iphone 4 users out there...
Just ask yourself if the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th March 2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 935
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: Affiliate Marketing Future?

This is a massive market. More people being drawn to it everyday. And like (most) other sales/marketing industries, 10% of the people get 90% of the results. Be one of those 10%, because the pie is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th March 2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 673
Posted By Mark Tandan
Re: Your content pushes your brand forward or downward

There's an old adage - if your content is weak, your traffic is weak. Still holds. Bring the value. Thanks for the post.
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