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Forum: Email Marketing 2nd April 2020, 03:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 556
Posted By Steven of Polonius
Re: How often do you email your list?

Bummer! Wonder if there's some sort of trigger word in that first AR message. Will have a look later this week. Thanks for the heads-up.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st April 2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 2,651
Posted By Steven of Polonius
Re: The Silver Linings and Quarantine Memes Thread

The rest was pretty funny, but this line absolutely did it for me. :D


Okay, here's a video meme I put together.
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The rest was pretty funny, but this line absolutely did it for me. ...
Forum: Beginners Area 1st April 2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 122
Posted By Steven of Polonius
RE: Link clicks but no sales !! Need help with figuring out what's wrong.

There's no way of knowing without seeing your page. It's possible that you page just doesn't do a good job of selling. Maybe hire a competent copywriter to have a look at it.
Forum: Social Media 1st April 2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 586
Posted By Steven of Polonius
RE: Are facebook pages useless?

I was under the impression that Facebook significantly dialed back the reach of unpaid Facebook Page posts a long time ago, like so much so that they get almost zero views compared to what they used...
Forum: Social Media 1st April 2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,201
Posted By Steven of Polonius
RE: In 2020, Can You Make Money Online Without Social Media?

But I'll agree, I dislike it too. Social media sucks and I feel like a goon when I spend more than 20 minutes on it. I make it a point to almost NEVER look at my newsfeed.
Forum: Social Media 1st April 2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,201
Posted By Steven of Polonius
RE: In 2020, Can You Make Money Online Without Social Media?

I was about to say "I've generated almost $700,000 since starting my business in 2016 and I haven't relied on social media at all!"

...but then I remembered, 90% of my affiliates that send me...
Forum: Copywriting 1st April 2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,312
Posted By Steven of Polonius
RE: Copywriting Can Quite Literally Make Or Break Your Business

It's amazing how many people skip the OP's tip #1. Especially software products for some reason. Feature feature feature feature...
Forum: Email Marketing 1st April 2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 386
Posted By Steven of Polonius
RE: Considering purchasing some solo ads

I have so far had ZERO positive results from Solo Ads in the last 4 years. They are bottom of the barrel in 99% of cases.
Forum: Email Marketing 1st April 2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 321
Posted By Steven of Polonius
RE: Godaddy Email

GSuite is so worth it. Love it. Integrates with everything else - use it to log in, has dedicated drive, docs, sheets, and countless other apps, you can easily add as many aliases as you want, and...
Forum: Email Marketing 1st April 2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 556
Posted By Steven of Polonius
RE: How often do you email your list?

Once per day MINIMUM.

My business is at the point where even if I did NOTHING else... No product launches, no webinars, no high-ticket sales, literally just sit around outside grilling brats and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st April 2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 100
Posted By Steven of Polonius
RE: Best business model to sell Wordpress plugins

If you can get affiliates on board and its an attractive plugin, go with model 1 and offer model 2 as an upsell and cross-sell it regularly via email to the buyers of the first plugin.
Forum: Beginners Area 1st April 2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 192
Posted By Steven of Polonius
RE: Would you prefer a work at home business or a work at home job? Why?

Much less pressure and worry if you're a remote employee I guess. But after four years of being a business owner I've gotten used to the pressure and worry and when I weigh the advantages of it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st March 2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,035
Posted By Steven of Polonius
RE: Making money from articles in 2020?

Nice! Just bought your book - will have to look into this concept one of these days.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st March 2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 160
Posted By Steven of Polonius
RE: How to A/B test an entire "website model" (not just a single page)

The main snag is that the videos all already point to the existing URL. Could you buy TWO new domains that sound similar? One houses a duplicate of the current site, and the other has a test...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st March 2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,379
Posted By Steven of Polonius
RE: What is the best source for someone on a tight budget to building Landing Pages?

I would say, your landing page software is the one place where you DON'T want to go cheap. It's your bottleneck - make it count. That said, I suppose you could just use the free version of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st March 2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 253
Posted By Steven of Polonius
RE: What do you use to send digital downloads after purchase?

You mean literally just email a direct download link instead of a members area? I'd just use something like MediaFire to host the file and then integrate PayPal with your auto-responder to send the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st March 2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 711
Posted By Steven of Polonius
RE: Starting a blog? Here are some pointers

One thing that always discouraged me from blogging was the question of visibility. The SERPS are saturated with blogs these days and I just can't get my head around how a blog will compete anywhere...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st March 2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 907
Posted By Steven of Polonius
RE: Been out of digital marketing since 2013: Need some help catching up with the latest

I would say one theme to keep in mind these days is "sincerity and relationships". It was a lot easier several years ago for marketing to be faceless or semi-anonymous (not saying that applied to...
Forum: Social Media 31st March 2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 329
Posted By Steven of Polonius
RE: Which Formula Can Help To Convert Traffic Into Leads And Sales?

Think outside the box with your lead magnet. A standard "report" or "course" isn't as attractive as it used to be. Also, make sure your copy writing skills are top notch.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st March 2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 384
Posted By Steven of Polonius
Re: What are the latest Amazon site / store builders available now.

I don't have an answer, but I'm curious - do you actually turn a significant profit with this method? I always assumed the commissions were too low on Amazon affiliate stuff.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st March 2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,035
Posted By Steven of Polonius
RE: Making money from articles in 2020?

My guess has always been that it was super-saturated by now, especially if you're relying on SEO or organic traffic. But judging from the replies above, some people are making it work - I'm...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st March 2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 470
Posted By Steven of Polonius
Re: How is everyone doing?

We've been living this way since I quit my job and started an internet marketing business in 2016. Work from home AND home school - so literally no change for us. Started stocking up and prepping...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st March 2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 303
Posted By Steven of Polonius
RE: A Significant Change in Google Results

Yeah I've seen some TV news sites were allowing full public access to new streaming or other premium content due to coronavirus (like FoxNewsGo would usually have a screen where you subscribe or...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th March 2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 747
Posted By Steven of Polonius
RE: How to Contact Affiliates

If you have no name recognition, then 99.9999% will ignore you or say no.

If you're starting out with no name recognition, I suggest you use the Dana Derricks approach and "bribe" them by...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th March 2020, 09:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,611
Posted By Steven of Polonius
What Services or Goods can be SOLD during a corona recession?

What Services or Solutions will sell well during a corona recession?

NOT health or illness related products (too controversial).

I'm meaning more in the context of the economic recession...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th June 2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 752
Posted By Steven of Polonius
RE: How Do You Choose Your Topic For A Successful Lead Magnet?

One word: Voyeurism.

I have discovered that the most successful things I can dangle in front of potential leads, are inside looks at exactly what I do.

Literally handing them specific...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th June 2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 353
Posted By Steven of Polonius
RE: Need Advice In My Niche

You are hereby crowned King of Nautical Analogies!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th June 2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 346
Posted By Steven of Polonius
RE: How do you protect download links to a product?

KevinVPhilippe is correct. This should be a non-issue for anyone who's not at 6-figures yet. Only a tiny percentage of people are gonna proactively try to hack and steal and cheat, and the impact...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th June 2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 323
Posted By Steven of Polonius
RE: Do you think that I am giving away too much for free (common problem in IM)?

I give away a ton of free stuff, but only to people who deserve it. Namely, my BUYERS. My advice, have a launch, build a *buyers* list, and then spoil THEM with free stuff, alongside promotional...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th June 2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 535
Posted By Steven of Polonius
RE: Dos and Don'ts of a product launch

First off: Best way to ensure you have a successful launch on those platforms, especially in the crowded market we have today, is to invest in a coach who actually guarantees to be your top...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th June 2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 198
Posted By Steven of Polonius
RE: Delivery Method for Info

I learned this lesson from Alex Jeffreys years ago.

He would always put his product delivery on a random unprotected page. The course videos, the bonuses, all of it was delivered right there.
...
Forum: Beginners Area 26th June 2018, 11:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,162
Posted By Steven of Polonius
RE: Website: Niche specific or not niche specific?

It really depends on what type of traffic you're using.

If you're paying for traffic, you could theoretically be as broad as you want and brand yourself as a general product review site. Sort of...
Forum: Email Marketing 21st June 2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,024
Posted By Steven of Polonius
RE: What is the max open rate you got?

Yeah this really comes down to what list you're mailing and how long since they joined. If you're talking a general static list that you send emails out to in *real time*, it'll be lower - so 20% or...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th June 2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,183
Posted By Steven of Polonius
Re: How Jason Made His First Clickbank Commission in Just 3 Days...

Awesome! Always great to hear stories like these and lot's of useful info. Of the two "aha moments" #1 is easy, but #2 is often difficult to master and this article sheds some light on the right way...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 4th May 2018, 03:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 275
Posted By Steven of Polonius
Re: How do you split test landing pages on google adwords?

dburk dropping some serious value bombs here. I might have to set up a call with this guy :)
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 4th May 2018, 03:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 131
Posted By Steven of Polonius
Re: How I can setup remarketing for particular website traffic?

Judey and Echelon I think you guys misunderstood him. He's talking about isolating a specific audience based on the referring site they came from.

I think LucidWebMarketing's idea was the...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 4th May 2018, 03:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 121
Posted By Steven of Polonius
Re: Facebook Ads Question

Targeting for that specific problem will be tough. If you already have a lot of traffic for this problem coming from other traffic sources (e.g. SEO, google/bing ads) then the best approach might be...
Forum: The Warrior Path 4th May 2018, 03:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 241
Posted By Steven of Polonius
Lightbulb Move from affiliate-reliant launching to buying my own traffic...

So I left the Air Force in 2016 and dove head first into trying to launch an internet marketing business and live the laptop lifestyle. This was scary, considering I had 4 kids at the time (soon to...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 18th February 2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 89
Posted By Steven of Polonius
How to create plug and play eStores? Any suggestions?

Hey guys, anyone know of any plugins or solutions for creating plug and play eStores that customers can simply install and have almost everything ready to go? Obviously they'd have to plug in their...
Forum: Warrior Forum Classified Ads 26th April 2017, 10:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By Steven of Polonius
Re: Does PLR Really have To Suck? Seriously... (special for Warriors ONLY)

Thanks for the input, hbeezy. It's funny you mentioned articles because yeah I always see those in packages of like 5,000 or more and a lot of them seem to be either machine-spun or 10 years old lol....
Forum: Warrior Forum Classified Ads 21st April 2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By Steven of Polonius
Re: Does PLR Really have To Suck? Seriously... (special for Warriors ONLY)

Thanks, Rawhide! Yeah, at the pace things change today I think it's a no brainer that PLR should be updated (for free) at least every year. PMing you your coupon.
Forum: Warrior Forum Classified Ads 17th April 2017, 11:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By Steven of Polonius
Re: Does PLR Really have To Suck? Seriously... (special for Warriors ONLY)

I agree. I've especially experienced this on the big PLR "wholesaler" eStores. A few months ago I was browsing them and saw a bundle of PLR bundle of 50+ products. I dug a little deeper and...
Forum: Warrior Forum Classified Ads 17th April 2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By Steven of Polonius
Re: Does PLR Really have To Suck? Seriously... (special for Warriors ONLY)

Great point, Sejal! The entire Viking PLR product line comes with something called "perpetual updates" so we actually update the content to keep it in line with changes :) I think we might be the...
Forum: Warrior Forum Classified Ads 14th April 2017, 10:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By Steven of Polonius
Does PLR Really have To Suck? Seriously... (special for Warriors ONLY)

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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th February 2016, 01:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 391
Posted By Steven of Polonius
Re: JV zoo trick

Don't blame JVZoo, they're just the marketplace. That's like blaming ebay for the broken cuckoo-clock you got in the mail! :)
Forum: Email Marketing 8th February 2016, 01:04 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,267
Posted By Steven of Polonius
Re: Should I bother with free solo ads?

If its free then there's no harm testing it (other than wasted time) but make sure you make a specific list/campaign set aside for that test alone. If it turns out its mostly crap leads (which I'm...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th February 2016, 01:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By Steven of Polonius
Re: Domain registrar affiliate schemes

I'm inclined to say that people are more familiar with GoDaddy and so you'll be more successful with that, but that's just my opinion.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th February 2016, 01:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By Steven of Polonius
Re: Locking content!!!

As others have said, do some reading up on the various membership plugins out there and integrate one of them with a payment method. If you're not a fan of Wordpress plugions, you can try independed...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th February 2016, 12:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 489
Posted By Steven of Polonius
Re: What else I can do to boost my traffic?

You should have a retargeting pixel on your site from Facebook or one of the big retargeting sites like AdRoll. Even if you don't plan on spending money on retargeting right now, you want to be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th February 2016, 12:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By Steven of Polonius
Re: Need a US phone number from outside the US

I use "skype for business" for calling US businesses and have never seen any indication that I wouldn't be able to do it if I was logging in from Europe. Might be worth a quick email to their...
Forum: Website Design 8th February 2016, 12:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,075
Posted By Steven of Polonius
Re: Optimize Press JVZoo Integration....Help!

Halfsaint, can you comment on whether this fixed the issue for you?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st February 2016, 08:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By Steven of Polonius
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st February 2016, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By Steven of Polonius
Web form question for auto-filling parts of a paragraph

Hey folks, quick question:

Does anyone know where or how to create a webform that will have a visitor fill out a few fields (e.g. name, website, mission statement) which then automatically plugs...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th January 2016, 03:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By Steven of Polonius
Re: Best current courses for 2016

Thanks. I just watched the video on their site and it doesn't look half bad.
Forum: Email Marketing 30th January 2016, 03:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,263
Posted By Steven of Polonius
Re: Where you get perfect Email Marketing Tips ?

For my part, I was getting about 4-6% open rates until I used Anthony Morrison's Email Domination course. I implemented his tips and now get 15-20% open rates. Saw improvement in click rates as well...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th January 2016, 02:52 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 11,023
Posted By Steven of Polonius
Re: What has been the fastest online money-maker for you?

In my own experience I started promoting as an affiliate for a recurring monthly swing trading service, got my review site ranked to where it fluctuated between page 1 and 2 of google, and...
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