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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th April 2017, 08:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 254
Posted By ZanyZebra
Re: suppliers and vendors

Proof, that it works.

Trust, that it's not weak, or worse, a scam.

Proposition, a unique angle on why a vendor/supplier would buy or list.

Good luck with your venture.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 23rd April 2017, 12:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 453
Posted By ZanyZebra
Re: Which is better spree commerce or Magento?

Neither.

Taking you at your word, that you want to create ecommerce, then the best thing you can do is make it as simple and easy as possible. That, usually, means Shopify.

If however you want...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd April 2017, 12:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 713
Posted By ZanyZebra
Re: Is List Building Very Profitable?

You're making a couple of mistakes.

First, you're selling a low cost product. Second you are only selling once.

The value from a list, providing you are doing it properly (most people don't) is...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 21st April 2017, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By ZanyZebra
Re: What's the next step for me?

Well...

... there's obviously got to be some overwhelming reason why someone would drive traffic from IG instead of FB (easily the single best source of immediate, highly targeted, traffic on the...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 21st April 2017, 11:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 918
Posted By ZanyZebra
Re: Can Someone Critique My Website, I Cant Convert My Traffic Into Sales

To the original poster, cselectronics.

Are you listening to OnlineStoreHelp in post #30? You absolutely should.

He's telling you the reality of it. I took a look at your site and sighed. Your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th April 2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 434
Posted By ZanyZebra
Re: Where to start

Don't.

Don't start with affiliate marketing. Don't start with ecommerce. Don't start with a blog.

That is, until you do something that virtually no newcomer ever does. Carefully consider all...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 18th April 2017, 01:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By ZanyZebra
Re: Amazon seller related issues

"... to maintain profits..."

1. To maintain profits means to protect them from any erosion.

2. Protection of the volume of sales from any decline.

3. Protection of the margin from any fall....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th April 2017, 12:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 338
Posted By ZanyZebra
Re: What are the key elements of building and growing of a successful internet business?

Good question.

It's unearthing the issue that the majority of people don't think to consider.

Careful consideration of what business model will work best for you and make the greatest returns....
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 17th April 2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,762
Posted By ZanyZebra
Re: Are you using Amazon FBA? Please share your experience - My plan included as well!

Amazon FBA is the best service ever invented.

I mean it. For the service received (warehousing, shipping, collecting money, etc) it's an absolute bargain. For most categories being sold it's...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th April 2017, 05:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 266
Posted By ZanyZebra
Re: In 2017 What Are The Biggest Challenges Facing Your Business?

Cash-at-hand.

I own a large and very profitable ecommerce business, of which over half of sales come from amazon.

People who are unfamiliar with a large successful and growing company are often...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 16th April 2017, 12:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 720
Posted By ZanyZebra
Re: How risky is an FBA business

Agreed.

Doesn't make sense unless there are some highly unusual circumstances.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th April 2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,032
Posted By ZanyZebra
Re: Cheap Traffic Sources That You May Have Overlooked.

Is there a, sub-conscious, false premise here?

Are you inadvertently equating cheap sources of traffic as the best source?

For anyone who is, you're looking through the wrong end of the...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 16th April 2017, 04:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 720
Posted By ZanyZebra
Re: How risky is an FBA business

Page ranking on amazon is as much art and science.

For anyone who is familiar with page ranking on google, this is very different.

Amazon has nearly 100 elements it associates with page...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 16th April 2017, 01:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 720
Posted By ZanyZebra
Re: How risky is an FBA business

You have options.

There are quite a number of courses out there to choose from. Some are expensive, some are cheap. To be frank, the question to be asked is not how cheap a course is but how...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th April 2017, 12:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By ZanyZebra
Re: Is Your Business Model Damaging Your Income?

Absolutely.

Continuity is an important factor, as you say. I know that within my own ecommerce entrerprise, which I chose carefully after considering a wide range of differing business models,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th April 2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By ZanyZebra
Is Your Business Model Damaging Your Income?

Your business model is the single most important thing you possess online.

It fundamentally shapes what potential you have to earn. Critically, various models result in very different returns. A...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th April 2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By ZanyZebra
Re: How do you combat "Friendly Fraud"?

It's an unfortunate cost of doing business.

As others have said, you will get a small handful of people who do this but, in the main, people are honest and trustworthy.

What is perhaps more...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 14th April 2017, 07:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 720
Posted By ZanyZebra
Re: How risky is an FBA business

Hold on!

There's much, much more information you will need, in order to take a decent commercial decision.

Of course, you want a good sense of whether or not there is volume to be had.
What...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th April 2017, 01:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 503
Posted By ZanyZebra
Re: New to internet marketing and need some help

First, make sure you're climbing the right mountain.

If your goal is to make money, as you say in your post, than ask yourself the question on what is the most important skill set to acquire. Is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th April 2017, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By ZanyZebra
Re: Does amazon FBA require stock?

Some sellers have their products shipped directly from supplier to amazon fba.

Some sellers have their products shipped from supplier to a third-party who inspect them before sending them on to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th April 2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 80
Posted By ZanyZebra
Re: Large Traffic Sources for Guitar Instruction products?

Facebook.

Without question. Learn to create facebook ads that are highly targeted at your audience.

You are able to configure an audience by interests, age groupings, geography and much more.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th April 2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By ZanyZebra
Re: What The Hell Is A Whoosh?

I stand corrected. Swoosh it is.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th April 2017, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By ZanyZebra
What The Hell Is A Whoosh?

In Phil Night's excellent memoir, Shoe Dog, he describes his long battle to create Nike.

The lessons for online entrepreneurs abound. For example, the commercial impact of a great communication.
...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 9th April 2017, 09:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 925
Posted By ZanyZebra
Re: Best Ecommerce Platform??

Well the best ecommerce platform is obviously amazon. By far.

No, i'm not being flippant, I see that you are near the $1m annual mark. I am too, for my amazon sales alone. Now I wouldn't advise...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th April 2017, 08:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 700
Posted By ZanyZebra
Re: How To Make Money By Being Stupid, Struggling Badly, Being Ripped Off & Learning The Hard Way

No. It's not.

Oh, the irony.

No offence, but I would expect you, a copywriter, to spot that instantly.

Did you actually read the opening of my post?

It's not clickbait, It's a parody of...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 8th April 2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 293
Posted By ZanyZebra
Re: Physical products on Amazon, some questions

Amazon.

That's where you start your investigation. There are quite a number of 'musts' if you're going to try to sell food on amazon.com. It's also a gated category, so you need to get approval in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th April 2017, 09:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 700
Posted By ZanyZebra
Re: How To Make Money By Being Stupid, Struggling Badly, Being Ripped Off & Learning The Hard Way

Confused.

Given the subject matter of my original post, I wasn't sure whether you are genuinely desperate or being ironic.

If it's the former, then best advice i can give you is to read my...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th April 2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 700
Posted By ZanyZebra
Re: How To Make Money By Being Stupid, Struggling Badly, Being Ripped Off & Learning The Hard Way

Kay, yes the clues are always there somewhere.

What's most sad is that those most vulnerable to the scams are the ones who, often, are least likely to pick up on the BS (eg those that are new to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th April 2017, 12:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 700
Posted By ZanyZebra
How To Make Money By Being Stupid, Struggling Badly, Being Ripped Off & Learning The Hard Way

The headline near the top of the WF Marketing Discussion section, on 7th April, read How To Easily Make Money Online. Incredibly over 800 people have viewed it, with 29 replies to date.

To make...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th April 2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By ZanyZebra
Re: Selecting Niche Products From Amazon For Private Label

Here's a few pointers for you (I have a large ecommerce business including amazon sales)

1. The issue isn't necessarily that you have $5000 to spend on stock, the issue is cash flow.
As long as...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 7th April 2017, 02:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By ZanyZebra
Re: Is Azon Profit Builder is 100% True?

There's no magic button.

I've built a very substantial ecommerce business, starting and continuing with amazon, over the last few years. It has been hard work but extremely lucrative. As a result...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 6th April 2017, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By ZanyZebra
Re: Is Azon Profit Builder is 100% True?

What do you mean by 'true'?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th April 2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 214
Posted By ZanyZebra
Re: Market research resources

Market research for what, exactly?

There is no one-way of doing market research, that's because it depends heavily upon what you are researching and what your objectives are.

For example, if...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 5th April 2017, 02:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By ZanyZebra
Re: Newbie Amazon FBA

Tread carefully, but do tread (if not with this product, then another).

1. FBA is a fantastic service (your intuition is correct).

2. It's essential that you first check that there are keywords...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 5th April 2017, 01:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 470
Posted By ZanyZebra
Re: New to dropshipping; what would make you want to purchase (and purchase again) from my store?

Decent start.

There is much you could do to improve, here are a few issues:

1. The About Us page is very important on an ecommerce site. People want to know who is selling them stuff. So, have...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 4th April 2017, 03:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 741
Posted By ZanyZebra
Re: How to boost sales on Amazon

it depends on your skill level (partly).

Actually the most valuable thing an Automatic campaign can do for you, in the beginning, is VALIDATE your listing with amazon. I can't tell you the number...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd April 2017, 05:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 291
Posted By ZanyZebra
Re: Missing In Action..... So What's Changed!

A lot has changed. Nothing has changed.

There are still a load of guru scammers around - "buy my ebook that shows how to make $1m a week using just your smartphone from the beach 1 hour a day". -...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd April 2017, 05:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,120
Posted By ZanyZebra
Re: How long does it take to make real money from a website?

It took me, literally, years.

However, for you, it may take 1 day or 1 month, or 1 year or...

You see, it depends. It depends upon what you are selling. To what market? What is your business...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 3rd April 2017, 04:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By ZanyZebra
Re: Best ads to start a store with?

This depends almost entirely upon what your products are focused upon and not on your business model (ie dropshipping).

For example, certain categories of products that are aimed at, say, females...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 3rd April 2017, 04:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By ZanyZebra
Re: Why is Amazon so customer focused?

It's not.

Amazon's focus on the customer is very carefully calculated in order to create trust (the ultimate factor in ecommerce) and volume (by building the biggest ecommerce search engine...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 3rd April 2017, 03:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 653
Posted By ZanyZebra
Re: New to dropshipping

Think twice before you move into dropshipping (would be my reply).

To answer your question directly, although there are a handful of people who make a success at dropshipping, many don't. This is...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 24th March 2017, 05:00 AM
Replies: 750
Views: 186,275
Posted By ZanyZebra
Re: Any experience with Amazon Selling Machine by Matt Clark?

Good that your friend has built a great business following ASM.

I have built a substantial ecommerce business myself following it, and have subsequently helped many others do the same. You are...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 22nd March 2017, 04:19 PM
Replies: 750
Views: 186,275
Posted By ZanyZebra
Re: Any experience with Amazon Selling Machine by Matt Clark?

Jessica, i'm afraid you cannot get ASM from amazon, or anywhere else, it is the best training, bar none, not available to the public (and has been restricted only to those inside ASM for the last 18...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st March 2017, 04:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 299
Posted By ZanyZebra
Re: Almost 2 mill/month expressions, making pennies!

You're looking through the wrong end of the telescope.

Impression count is of little use to you, other than to get a sense of ad performance (not website performance). It's pointless to try and...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 19th March 2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 418
Posted By ZanyZebra
Re: Any suggestions on selling physical products - is there money in it?

Is ecommerce a good business model?

Yes. No. Maybe. It depends upon you. There's nothing 'wrong' with ecommerce but many get it 'wrong' due to their expectations going in to it.

What is your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th March 2017, 07:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 355
Posted By ZanyZebra
Re: best traffic courses?

None of them. All of them. Some of them.

It depends on what your objective is. It also depends upon what you are driving them towards and for what purpose. In other words, there are many types of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th March 2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,062
Posted By ZanyZebra
Re: eCommerce or Affiliate Marketing Which is more Profitable?

It depends.

It depends on your objectives. It depends on your skill set. It depends on your risk profile.

Personally I made only a small amount of money using the affiliate approach. However I...
Forum: Website Design 15th March 2017, 12:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 311
Posted By ZanyZebra
Re: Feedback on Landing Page

Context is king.

Unless I can see what the method is of driving traffic to the page then I can't really comment with any real sense as the landing page is only one element of the funnel you are...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 15th March 2017, 12:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 468
Posted By ZanyZebra
Re: Driving outside traffic to private labeled Amazon products

Don't listen to those who tell you that your amazon listing is good.

I don't listen to anybody (including myself). Instead I look at the data, as the data isn't personal opinion, it's fact....
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 15th March 2017, 06:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 468
Posted By ZanyZebra
Re: Driving outside traffic to private labeled Amazon products

Excuse my forthrightness:

You're playing at it. You're not serious. All of which is fine if your aim is to have a little hobby and have some fun.

However, if it's a real business you wish to...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 15th March 2017, 06:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 741
Posted By ZanyZebra
Re: How to boost sales on Amazon

Think different.

I feel your pain and sympathise. I was in a similar position a few years back on amazon. Struggling along with some sales on a couple of decent products, but nothing to write home...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th March 2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,386
Posted By ZanyZebra
Re: Amazon Sales Tracking Software Reviews?

I've tried several, over an extended period of time.

They're all much of a muchness and not really value for money, in my opinion. In fact, nowadays, i simply have a member of staff log sales, in...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 12th March 2017, 02:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By ZanyZebra
Re: marketeer needs tips for e-commerce

My advice would be to start with some of the free stuff that Ezra Firestone produces.

I've built a successful ecommerce business utilising his material and combined this with a six-figure per...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10th March 2017, 06:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 441
Posted By ZanyZebra
Re: What's Your Biggest Lesson You Learned In This Online Industry?

Healthy skepticism.

I spent well over a decade failing at IM.

By spend I mean spending years, and an embarrassing amount of money, buying countless IM courses. Spending a huge amount of time...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 10th March 2017, 06:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By ZanyZebra
Re: How to Sell Online on (Jet, Walmart, Newegg, Amazon etc..) ?

It's wise to use multiple platforms for ecommerce.

This not only spreads your risk of any one platform having problems, but also increases sales too. I can vouch for this approach: I first built a...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 8th March 2017, 11:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 384
Posted By ZanyZebra
Re: NEW to E-commerce

Rom, you'll find it in my profile.

Good luck with your ventures
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