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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st April 2011, 11:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,352
Posted By AlanT
Re: What is your daily work ritual?

For me, it's not a regular part of my 'ritual'. I do it only occasionally.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st April 2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,352
Posted By AlanT
Re: What is your daily work ritual?

Interesting thread. I never really paid much attention to my 'routine', mostly because I don't really feel it's consistent.

However, I do tend to get up, take care of a couple of house things,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st April 2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,022
Posted By AlanT
Re: What marketing skills must I master

The most important skill to master is "testing and tracking".

If you have no other skills, this one will help you develop them.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st April 2011, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 936
Posted By AlanT
Re: review clickbank products without buying them

Agreed. If someone asks me for a review copy, I'll give them one if they can show me they have reviewed similar products before, and have a ready audience.

Otherwise, they come across as a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st April 2011, 09:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,122
Posted By AlanT
Re: Recording Powerpoint: Camtasia or ... ?

I use a program called BBFlashBack. The free version works well enough for me, especially since I use Sony Vegas Movie Studio to edit videos.

Unfortunately, they don't have a version for Macs.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st April 2011, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 909
Posted By AlanT
Re: Any Good Self Improvement/Personality Development Products That Offer Above $100 commissions

I have a few products that would offer a commission of over $100. Particularly, my new EmBRACES Belief Entrainment System, which may be seen at: Belief Entrainment | PowerKeys Publishing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th March 2011, 08:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 789
Posted By AlanT
Re: VPS Advice Please

I use FutureHosting (http://FutureHosting.com), and have been very happy with them.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th March 2011, 05:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 476
Posted By AlanT
Re: Wondering if this can be true or if anyone has imput

When you consider how many businesses fail in the FIRST YEAR, I can completely believe it.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th March 2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 746
Posted By AlanT
Re: Whats your biggest tip for affiliate marketers?

Quality before quantity.

Serve your readers -- be their protector -- and earn their trust.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th March 2011, 04:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 569
Posted By AlanT
Re: Why Would Any Business Do Something Like That?

I suspect this may be the reason they are testing the concept.

There is a theory that anything that is publicly available isn't worth as much as stuff you have to "register" to see. They may see...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th March 2011, 03:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 613
Posted By AlanT
Re: Where am I going wrong with this site?

Although I'm not a member of your target audience, and my opinion doesn't matter nearly as much as theirs do, I have to say that when I see Adsense ads at the top of a page, I jump away because it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th March 2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 642
Posted By AlanT
Re: What DO you want in a product?

As you can tell from the first couple of replies, you may need to be more clear about what TYPE of product you're thinking of creating.

If you're thinking about creating an IM-niche product, you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th March 2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,479
Posted By AlanT
Re: Buying clickbank products through your own CB Account..

Well, if you found the merchant through another affiliate, your computer will still have the cookie.

In some cases, the merchant may GIVE you a review copy, especially if they can see that you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th March 2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,934
Posted By AlanT
Re: Any Good Sites to Print My EBook to Regular Book

Depending on how many copies you want to have printed at a time, you may choose to go with POD or with traditional offset printing.

I suspect you may want to go with POD (Print On Demand).

My...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th March 2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,479
Posted By AlanT
Re: Buying clickbank products through your own CB Account..

I think it really depends on the merchant and your reason for buying the product. If you're reviewing a product as something you may want to promote, I think that's a much better reason than buying...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th March 2011, 02:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,164
Posted By AlanT
Re: How many hops should it take for a sale?

I understand your frustration. I've been there.

$250 is pretty cheap, so that seems to be right in line with what you've got. Most "professional" copywriters will start at $1000 and go up from...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th March 2011, 01:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,164
Posted By AlanT
Re: How many hops should it take for a sale?

I hope you didn't pay that copywriter much -- there are so many poor copywriting elements I don't know where to start.

Probably the headline, which doesn't really offer a CLEAR and IMMEDIATE...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th March 2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By AlanT
Re: Is the 2:1 rule the most effective way to promote through Email Marketing?

Well, if you claim that each and every product is "the answer to all your problems", then yes, you're right.

However, it may be better to promote each product as one option among many, and point...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th March 2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 854
Posted By AlanT
Re: How to set up a email list, and "offer" something free? I dont get it! ahhhhg

Building an email list is a great way to go, although as others have mentioned, it's not absolutely required. Depends on what your objectives are, and how it fits into your overall plan.

However,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th March 2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,089
Posted By AlanT
Re: Has March Been A Bad Month For You?

I would think that busy/slow months have a lot to do with what market you're in, and whether you have any special promotions going on.

In my business, Spring and Fall are my busiest seasons, with...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th March 2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 745
Posted By AlanT
Re: do marketing pages need to be ugly to work?

I think this sums it up fairly well. How your sales page looks should be based on your market, what they expect, how you want to position your product, and the overall "brand image" you want for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th March 2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By AlanT
Re: Is the 2:1 rule the most effective way to promote through Email Marketing?

This is the first I've heard of a "2:1 rule", although the general concept is familiar. I personally publish about 3 times as much content as promotional material, so I guess I'm following a "3:1...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th March 2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 824
Posted By AlanT
Re: Drop Bounce Rates below 30% with this Tip!

Thanks for sharing the javascript code for this. I've always wondered how to get those kind of effects.
Forum: Mind Warriors 28th March 2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,306
Posted By AlanT
Re: Law of Attraction NEVER Works..... For Me

I'm also enjoying the discussion. And while I feel I keep repeating myself in order to help you and others see what I see, I completely understand where you're coming from.

One of the primary...
Forum: Mind Warriors 28th March 2011, 08:25 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,140
Posted By AlanT
Re: Does anyone listen to subliminal audios?

The Mind Movies program has 2 components. A software application, and a continuity program. As I understand it, you don't have to be a part of the continuity program to continue to use the...
Forum: Mind Warriors 26th March 2011, 04:12 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,306
Posted By AlanT
Re: Law of Attraction NEVER Works..... For Me

Gravity existed for thousands of years before anyone could predict the behavior of a dropped object. Did that stop it from being a law? NO.

The fact is, the LOA has not yet been fully...
Forum: Mind Warriors 26th March 2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,306
Posted By AlanT
Re: Law of Attraction NEVER Works..... For Me

It has taken many decades to prove many of the "laws" of physics. Just because something cannot be proven (to your satisfaction) right now, doesn't mean it isn't real.

The existence of black...
Forum: Mind Warriors 26th March 2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,306
Posted By AlanT
Re: Law of Attraction NEVER Works..... For Me

According to your logic, if a plane crashes, then the "laws" of aerodynamics have failed and can no longer be considered a "law" at all.

Again, I'll say that just because YOU (not referring to any...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th March 2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,839
Posted By AlanT
Re: Internet Ethics Section On The Warrior Forum

In reality, that's really the final determination of what is ethical and what isn't.
A group decision.

Regarding software and music pirates, while there are many that seem to feel there's nothing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th March 2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,248
Posted By AlanT
Re: How to monetize a "thank you" email?

Either I didn't communicate my message as clearly as I should, or you're taking it out of context.

I never said to blast someone with 50,000 messages all at once. Just that you take every...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th March 2011, 07:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,248
Posted By AlanT
Re: How to monetize a "thank you" email?

The most effective, and successful, marketers will monetize EVERYTHING.

If you feel that you're providing a service to your customers by bringing new product choices to their awareness, you will...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th March 2011, 07:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 790
Posted By AlanT
Re: Serial Refunder Alert? Should I Do a Refund?

I've always hoped that someone would put together a service for us merchants, much like credit bureaus, where we can submit these "serial refunders" in a way that can help prevent other marketers...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th March 2011, 07:38 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,927
Posted By AlanT
Re: The Truth About Warriors Making Money (or not)

I cannot honestly pick any of the 3 choices. (and have not voted for this reason)

I'm comfortable with what I make, but it's certainly not "more than enough".
Forum: Mind Warriors 26th March 2011, 07:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,247
Posted By AlanT
Re: A Success Secret

Being determined is a very valuable trait, and certainly necessary for success.

When I first read "Think and Grow Rich", determination was the central idea I came away with, and I applied it in...
Forum: Mind Warriors 26th March 2011, 07:19 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,306
Posted By AlanT
Re: Law of Attraction NEVER Works..... For Me

Gravity doesn't always appear to be working. Consider mag-lev trains, which actually 'float' above the tracks. How is gravity working there?
Forum: Mind Warriors 26th March 2011, 07:16 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,306
Posted By AlanT
Re: Law of Attraction NEVER Works..... For Me

The reason for the inconsistency is based on the inconsistency in the level of belief people have to placebos, and even medication in general.

Actually, the 2nd point is not ridiculous, as most of...
Forum: Mind Warriors 26th March 2011, 07:09 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,140
Posted By AlanT
Re: Does anyone listen to subliminal audios?

Not in advertising (in the US), but for personal use, yes.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th March 2011, 07:07 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,839
Posted By AlanT
Re: Internet Ethics Section On The Warrior Forum

Be that as it may, the "loudest" voices here clearly indicate that an ethics forum is not desired, and I'm positive the rules will follow their lead. (i.e. - nothing will change, as the 'loudest'...
Forum: Mind Warriors 25th March 2011, 09:33 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,306
Posted By AlanT
Re: Law of Attraction NEVER Works..... For Me

When you realize that there is more to the Universe than the physical, and that on a "higher" level, things like belief are just as "real" as anything else, and even more so, you start to understand...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th March 2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,908
Posted By AlanT
Re: Clickbank: 4 sales out of 30 order form impressions. wtf?

Unfortunately, no. Many people will see "download" and think that it's a $22.99 valued product they get for free.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th March 2011, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 569
Posted By AlanT
Re: Product launch help

Yes, you could do that. Most PLR content is very rough, and needs to be "cleaned up" before actually passing it on to real prospects and customers. What you don't want to do is get people on a list...
Forum: Mind Warriors 25th March 2011, 02:54 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,306
Posted By AlanT
Re: Law of Attraction NEVER Works..... For Me

Yes, I think we can all agree that a a "law" of the universe must, by definition, work in every situation.

Of course, you have to understand that the LOA is like the laws of chemistry. Just...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th March 2011, 02:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,456
Posted By AlanT
Re: 2300 Clickbank Hops in 1 week- 4 Sales only!?!

4 sales from 2300 visitors is NOT a 50-70% conversion rate. More like 0.17%. Any decent copywriter can certainly improve that, unless you're trying to sell $10,000 products or something else that's...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th March 2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 569
Posted By AlanT
Re: Product launch help

Take a look at the report offered in my signature. That will answer many of your questions.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th March 2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,255
Posted By AlanT
Re: ARTICLE MARKETTING.... I NEED YOU TO CRITUE MY PLAN.

Yes, exactly! Expressed more clearly than what I wrote above.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th March 2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,456
Posted By AlanT
Re: 2300 Clickbank Hops in 1 week- 4 Sales only!?!

You really shout start a new thread on this.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th March 2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,020
Posted By AlanT
Re: What do you think a newb should start out with?

Actually, it isn't "as simple as that". You have to get people to read that blog, and that takes an investment (either time or money).
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th March 2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,255
Posted By AlanT
Re: ARTICLE MARKETTING.... I NEED YOU TO CRITUE MY PLAN.

My main point is that you could be spending valuable time on a process that (most likely) won't drive any significant traffic to your site. Far better to spend your time on producing higher quality...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th March 2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,303
Posted By AlanT
Re: How Do I Set-Up a Joint-Venture?

Non-disclosure / non-compete agreement.

That will solve some of your potential problems.

You could always start out by saying something like, "I have an idea I'd like to discuss with you, and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th March 2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 569
Posted By AlanT
Re: Product launch help

Sounds like you just need to be aware that finding partners is a lot like finding customers. You have to do your "marketing" and "sales" to get new partners on board.

The benefit here is that a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th March 2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,908
Posted By AlanT
Re: Clickbank: 4 sales out of 30 order form impressions. wtf?

Conversion rates from a sales page is one thing, conversion rates from an order page are completely different.

Yes, 4 sales out of 30 order form impressions is not good. My guess is that you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th March 2011, 12:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,255
Posted By AlanT
Re: ARTICLE MARKETTING.... I NEED YOU TO CRITUE MY PLAN.

You've been given some very solid advice by the others above. Yet me see if I can add something new.

I think there are 2 other flaws in your plan. First, to drive traffic to a site where you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th March 2011, 11:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,456
Posted By AlanT
Re: 2300 Clickbank Hops in 1 week- 4 Sales only!?!

Do you have an option for visitors to register for a free example and join your list?

If not, looks like you may want to add one. Then you can explain, over time, the advantage of buying your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th March 2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,020
Posted By AlanT
Re: What do you think a newb should start out with?

Exactly! Each person is different, and no one strategy will work for everyone. Plus, everyone has different needs, and someone who has plenty of time and other resources may choose a different path...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th March 2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,839
Posted By AlanT
Re: Internet Ethics Section On The Warrior Forum

Most communities that desire to keep a large membership base will adjust rules and structures to satisfy their members. In that regards, any membership site is a democracy of sorts.

No, the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th March 2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,839
Posted By AlanT
Re: Internet Ethics Section On The Warrior Forum

Very true, although since this is where the largest audience of internet marketers hang out, it would serve the most people.



Asking that the forum change is not strange at all. It's how...
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