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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th November 2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,844
Posted By jgant
Re: Who are the Top Internet Marketers?

Anyone who demonstrates they can make five figures per month outside of the biz opportunity niches.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th November 2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,151
Posted By jgant
Re: Advice Appreciated - Big Affiliate Amazon Sites Plan

I'd build one big site with social media channels, YouTube channel and a mix of affiliate promo content and non-promo content.

This is what I do and it's been the most lucrative site I've ever...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th November 2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,212
Posted By jgant
Re: Is Building a Website Directory Still a Good Idea?

GRM makes some great points but I can't help but think there are easier ways/models to make money online... obviously since I don't publish directories.

The only way I would think a directory is...
Forum: Website Design 15th November 2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 799
Posted By jgant
Re: What is your favorite wordpress theme and why?

Eleven40 child theme with Genesis Framework.

In my experience it's very well suited for display ads... although you wouldn't necessarily notice this just by looking at it.

I also like the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th November 2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 797
Posted By jgant
Re: Finding products that convert

I sell a lot of software that I use.

I find it's easiest to sell products that you use and like. Use demos and tutorials showing how you get results with the products.

If it turns out what you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,521
Posted By jgant
Re: Write content myself or pay someone else

Do both.

Write the content you want to write and outsource the rest.

When paying for writing invest in great writers which means spending at least $50 per article and potentially $120 or more. ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th November 2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 759
Posted By jgant
Re: Describe Your IDEAL Affiliate Program

Recurring and large commissions
High customer retention rate for long term residual revenue/quality product
Serves large audience for high volume sales
High conversion rate
Lifetime cookie if...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th November 2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,175
Posted By jgant
Re: How I can send traffic to my blog except of SEO ?

Excellent info right here by M Thompson. It's exactly what I do too and complement paid with plenty of organic. I'll add Outbrain as another excellent paid source.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th September 2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,289
Posted By jgant
Re: How much traffic is needed to make 10K monthly revenue in this niche ?

Approach it from a goal revenue per 1 thousand visitors (RPM). With smart Adsense and Media.net ad placement you may get $10 to $18 RPM. Add some Amazon CPM ads (new ad network) plus some other...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th September 2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 761
Posted By jgant
Re: How many images do you use in your blog posts?

Anywhere from one to dozens. I create image galleries quite a bit hosting them on Amazon AWS Cloudfront.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th September 2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By jgant
Re: how to get traffic using videos?

Add annotated links to your videos. Annotated links get higher ctr than links in a description.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th September 2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 513
Posted By jgant
Re: How to make an exit pop - email opt in

Get the WordPress plugin PopUpAlly. It works just like OptinMonster except PopUpAlly is free (there's a premium version).

I've been using the free version for 6 weeks and it works great. Also,...
Forum: Social Media 7th September 2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 585
Posted By jgant
Re: Any good tutorials on how to setup a nice Facebook Page?

There's not much to it other than creating a header and profile image. However if you create tabs, those can be customized.

I wouldn't worry too much about making it beautiful... just start...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th September 2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 267
Posted By jgant
Re: How To Get This Cool "Share Picture" Script?

I use SumoMe which is free and includes a feature to share images on Facebook, Twitter and pinterest.
Forum: Social Media 6th September 2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By jgant
Re: Can i have any problem with my adsense account creating a Youtube Video with copyright pictures?

Yes, that could be a problem with your Youtube hosted video and Adsense.

You can only use Google images in monetized videos that specifically grant a commercial license. When in Google images, do...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th August 2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,134
Posted By jgant
Re: My first blog.. Any tips?

A few tips:

1. Make your email sequence awesome. It should offer value... funny, filled with attitude, interesting and/or informative. Don't underestimate your readers. Give them good stuff...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 28th August 2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,888
Posted By jgant
Re: So I just hit 100,000 impressions w/ AdSense on 8/19 - have only made $56

I like Jason's advice.

Also, check out CJ.com which has several auto affiliate programs. TrueCar.com pays $8.00 per lead. There are others too. I'm not sure this stuff will convert on a more...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th August 2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,267
Posted By jgant
Re: Google starting to use HTTPS as a ranking signal

I just completed installing an SSL certificate on one of my existing sites. Time will tell if it's been worth it.

I purchased from Digicert. Their support is excellent. It's a high assurance...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th August 2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,814
Posted By jgant
Re: Flippa a Good Way to Make Fast Money?

Check out Empire Flippers. Those guys vet sites and have a good range of quality sites for sale.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st August 2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,940
Posted By jgant
Re: What is the Best Way to Make a Passive Income?

The closest thing to passive income I generate is selling recurring commission software as an affiliate. I still need to generate sales each month to maintain or increase revenue, but that's set up...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th August 2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,952
Posted By jgant
Re: Internet Marketing Is NOT Selling How To Make Money Products

I think Travlinguy hits the nail on the head.

When I'm asked what I do, I explain I publish online magazine style websites with articles and an email newsletter in XYZ niche and sell ads to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th August 2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 664
Posted By jgant
Re: Amazon Review - 3,000+ words?

You're smart to buy the product. I've done that for sites buying many products for testing and personal use.

If you publish the entire review online, consider tabbed content. Check out...
Forum: Social Media 16th August 2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 396
Posted By jgant
Re: Social Media Packages

Depends on how many posts you'll make each day. I pay about $1,000 per month for social media management which includes ten posts per day across five social media channels.

I provide the images...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th August 2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,088
Posted By jgant
Re: Selling 2 year old profitable site on Flippa for first time, tips?

Check out empire flippers. They don't list as many sites as flippa, but they do move sites fast.
Forum: Social Media 10th August 2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,899
Posted By jgant
Re: What is the best way to advertise on facebook?

I like:

Newsfeed ads

Clicks to website

Always use one of the offered display buttons

I usually target fairly broad/large interest groups
Forum: Social Media 6th August 2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 892
Posted By jgant
Re: Getting Facebook Advertising Clients

Another approach is offering social media management services. Social media is insanely time-consuming. Many business owners want a capable person to do it without paying "social media...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th August 2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 600
Posted By jgant
Re: Does social media good for SEO?

I have a hunch it does, but no evidence. I only build links by posting to my social accounts and my content is shared quite a bit yet I generate quite a bit of organic search traffic.

That said,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th August 2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 652
Posted By jgant
Re: Media Buying Nube! Where to learn? (done with "free traffic" and JVs)

If you have an email sequence in place that sells, paid Facebook traffic can be very good for getting subscribers. It's good because you can target very easily, it's inexpensive, and facebook is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th August 2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 447
Posted By jgant
Re: Developing first niche site

Great advice. While selling a product is good, you can also earn out of the gate with affiliate promos and/or display ads.

I was able to twice rapidly build up high traffic sites, email lists and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th August 2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,428
Posted By jgant
Re: How to find VA?

I use and am happy with LongerDays which is USA based outsourcing service. You get a project manager who oversees the work being done which is really helpful. Different types of tasks are assigned...
Forum: Social Media 1st August 2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 735
Posted By jgant
Re: Monetizing Facebook and Pinterest account?

Yes, you can do that. I've sold many Facebook posts and have purchased Pinterest repins onto popular boards.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd July 2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By jgant
Re: Need advice on my current plan...

Why not merge the two? I promote digital products and physical products among info-only posts and it works fine.

You can set up navigation so there are different sections on the site. I have...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th July 2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,855
Posted By jgant
Re: A Question For Established Marketers Only - No Newbies Please!

I've spent thousands on dozens of IM products. The point is the MMO niche is filled with buyers who buy over and over. I do this because learning one tip is worth the price of most products.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th July 2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,321
Posted By jgant
Re: Paid Traffic vs FREE Traffic

It's definitely worth setting up campaigns that profit with paid traffic, but it's also worth creating content that attracts free traffic.

I buy traffic and invest time into organic traffic.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th July 2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 617
Posted By jgant
Re: "Am I Cut Out For Internet Marketing?" (See if you relate to this)

It's interesting you mentioned you're an extrovert. I'm an introvert and do okay, but there are definitely IM models suited for extroverts. One model that would work for you is to focus on list...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th July 2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 996
Posted By jgant
Re: Good Way To Find Content Writers?

University students are great.

I use a full service outsourcing firm in the USA and they have decent writers.

But the best content I ever paid for was content generated by university students...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th July 2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,084
Posted By jgant
Re: How many daily visitors can shared hosting actually handle?

My highest traffic site is on shared hosting and it receives 16,000 to 18,000 daily pageviews. But I host all images on Amazon S3 server. If I had all images with hosting the site would be toast.
...
Forum: Social Media 4th July 2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,265
Posted By jgant
Re: FB ads - not sustainable and scalable?

One of the most frustrating things with FB ads is dramatically increasing the budget for any campaign may change the cpc (unfortunately usually increasing cpc).

However I incrementally increase...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd July 2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,305
Posted By jgant
Re: Why Are So Many Niche Affiliate Marketers Working Backwards?

I've done the same as the OP several times with great success. I really like that approach. However I tend to cherry pick products I like and use... It makes promoting them easier.

I've also...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st July 2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,138
Posted By jgant
Re: How to Monetize a Forum with 53,000 members?

Check out pay per call treatment center affiliate programs. You can find them on offervault. Some have high payouts if the calls last for a set duration.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th June 2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By jgant
Re: Do you need a team of other bloggers to build an authority blog?

My method is to do it myself until it's generating profits and systems arise. Then I start outsourcing recurring tasks. In my biggest niche I outsource about 60 percent of content creation. I like...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th June 2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 850
Posted By jgant
Re: How To Get Images Without Paying (yes, FREE)

If you make decent money on your site stock photo subscriptions are the way to go. I use depositphotos.com, istock (they have reasonable subscriptions as of April this year), thinkstock, and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th June 2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 769
Posted By jgant
Re: My blog gets 3 - 4 million views a month, how much should I charge for ads?

Go to competitors in the same niche and check out their advertising page to see what they are charging. Be sure to check the sites to see if they are actually selling ad spots.

Buysellads is a...
Forum: Social Media 13th June 2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 618
Posted By jgant
Re: Niche Specific Social Networks - Profitable? Or Don't Waste Your Time ?

I think it's a good idea if done right. I participate on a niche specific social platform and it's growing. While it's not as good as Facebook for traffic, I'm active on the ground floor so I'm...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th June 2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 605
Posted By jgant
Re: best advertisng for beginners ?

I like Facebook for email subscribers. However you need a great ad with image along with an enticing freebie to get people to opt in. If you get it going well, you can get subscribers for very low...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th June 2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,154
Posted By jgant
Re: Advice Requested: How to Market Myself as a Yoga Guru

Udemy is worth checking out if you go the video route. There are many yogis offering video courses there ... Some free and some paid. Udemy offers exposure and a more or less done-for-you selling...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th June 2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,130
Posted By jgant
Re: Honestly confused about how to go about marketing my new website

Ok, you've got a potential gold mine because it's proven popular on social media.

Start monetizing and test until you're earning well consistently. It can be a combo of email marketing, Adsense,...
Forum: Social Media 6th May 2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By jgant
Pinterest tip for more traffic, but is it in bad taste?

I'm building up some decent follower volume on my Pinterest boards and pin daily - including my own images.

When I suggest clicking on a pin to see more images of this type on my blog in the...
Forum: Social Media 3rd April 2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 305
Posted By jgant
Re: Anyone having trouble with FB ads?

Sometimes it happens on days 1 and even day 2 can result in poor performance. Keep the budget low and let it run for 3 to 5 days. For some reason FB ads take a bit to run properly.

I've also...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 25th February 2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 15,186
Posted By jgant
Re: Alternative to LeadPages?

I use both LeadPages and OP 2.0. Both have their advantages and disadvantages.

LeadPages Advantages:

Very fast to create landing pages
Dead-simple conversion tracking - this is a great...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th January 2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 622
Posted By jgant
Re: How to chose high paying niche?

Before blogging about blogging, perhaps build up a successful blog on another topic. Once you succeed in another topic, you'll have good content for your "about blogging" blog.

As for choosing a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th January 2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 425
Posted By jgant
Re: Targeting Offline Business with FB Ads!?

I've done quite a bit of advertising on FB, and my lowest success is targeting businesses. But then my offers weren't loan related, which is a desperation niche for many small business owners.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th December 2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,460
Posted By jgant
Re: Make a living selling solo ads?

I'm not in the solo ad biz, but if I were to get into it, I'd follow Coby's advice about a hybrid model - offer value and solos.

I think you could offer more value if you vetted the freebies you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th December 2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 78,665
Posted By jgant
Re: All-In-One: Traffic Tips

Facebook methods:

1. Attract fans

Facebook ads to fangate requiring a like for premium content. Redirect the fangate to a squeeze page or a well-monetized page on your blog.
Post awesome...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th December 2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 739
Posted By jgant
Re: My Strategy Moving Forward - Please Reply with Helpful Comments :)

Possible? Sure, but won't be easy.

It's a monster niche and extremely competitive.

If you want to get traffic fast, come up with a social media strategy. That's what I did in my fitness...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th December 2013, 01:56 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,158
Posted By jgant
Re: Getty Images is suing me - and it is not my fault

I hired an agency to build me a site and they used an unlicensed Getty image. I received the demand for $850.

I paid the Getty demand, but fortunately I recouped the cost from the agency.

You...
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