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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th September 2012, 12:37 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,203
Posted By Matt Carlson
Re: Fake PhD and Dr. with pen names?

Some marketers do that just to increase their credibility.But I don't think it is appropriate.It may not be illegal but it is certainly unethical and if by chance you are discovered to be faking...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th September 2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 594
Posted By Matt Carlson
Re: How to caputre emails after somoneone buys clickbank product?

You can simply put an optin form in your download(or thank you) page and say something like "To get the future updates of this product for free,just subscribe below".

I have used "$7 secrets" and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th September 2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 510
Posted By Matt Carlson
Re: WSO's????????

WSOs are like any other info product.If you do due dilligence before making purchase,put the required amount of time and effort afterwards,you should certainly make money.

There are good and bad...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th September 2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 832
Posted By Matt Carlson
Re: Tips on where/how to get a Wordpress Plugin Developed

According to my personal experience,Odesk is the best place to get a plugin developed.There are a lot of highly skilled programmers on this site ready to work for cheap.

Depending on the features...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th September 2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,513
Posted By Matt Carlson
Re: Looks like HostGator maybe about to be acquired

I tried to Google but nothing came out on this topic.Hope it is just a rumor.Hostgator has been my host of choice since I started and I wish they continue doing business as they have been doing for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th September 2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,450
Posted By Matt Carlson
Re: How you guys find blogs to comment?

One of the easiest way to find such blogs is use Google search.Just search for a few terms related to your niche and you'll find hundreds of blogs to leave your comments on.

For example,if you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th September 2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 792
Posted By Matt Carlson
Re: Do you go for the niche that makes money?

As entrepreneurs,we have to follow both heart and mind.Unless you have already made tons of money,you wouldn't like to go after a niche that has no or very little moneymaking potential,even if you...
Forum: Website Design 7th September 2012, 06:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,922
Posted By Matt Carlson
Re: What are the Best Wordpress Membership Plugins

I have been using Wishlist member and it works great for me.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th September 2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 606
Posted By Matt Carlson
Re: List builders...what do you think of this?

Money is not in the size of your list,it is in the quality of the list and the relationship you build with those subscribers.

A "buyer" list is at least 10 times more powerful than that made from...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th September 2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 812
Posted By Matt Carlson
Re: Where to find a voice actor

You can find a voice actor at any freelancing site like eLance,Odesk,vWorker,Guru,Freelancer or Fiverr.com

There are some pretty good voiceover artists at the "Warriors For Hire" section of this...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th September 2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,645
Posted By Matt Carlson
Re: How Do I Redirect a Domain name to my affiliate link?

A Domain re-direct is very simple.In Hostgator,it goes like this:

1)Login to your cPanel

2)Once you are inside,click on the "Redirects" link

3)Fill in your domain URL and your affiliate...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th September 2012, 08:25 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,673
Posted By Matt Carlson
Re: I Made $910 in 7 days and now

Hey Joaquin,
Congrats on your splendid success.Very well done.

Now you can re-invest and grow your business in two ways:

1)It seems you have made this money by promoting affiliate...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th September 2012, 06:21 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,859
Posted By Matt Carlson
Re: Does oDesk Suck?

In my opinion,Odesk is the most cost effective and best outsourcing site.I have got a lot of software and web design related work done via this site and never had any problem with them.

As long...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th September 2012, 05:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,202
Posted By Matt Carlson
Re: Are there any Clickbank vendors NOT making money?

As David said,there are hundreds(even thousands) of vendors who don't make any money.Even in the most lucrative niches,products listed after the first 4-5 pages have very little or no gravities.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th September 2012, 05:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 622
Posted By Matt Carlson
Re: CONFUSED:Webhosting Affiliate Business--Which Is The Best Hosting?

Instead of promoting their affiliate program,I would suggest that you get a reseller account and collect all the payments yourself.

In the past,I have promoted Hostgator affiliate program heavily...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th September 2012, 04:59 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,172
Posted By Matt Carlson
Re: Are you 'too intelligent' to make money in Internet Marketing?

High Intelligence doesn't stop anyone from making money(or succeeding in any other fileld).It is the inability to take action that keep them paralyzed.

It is very easy to be distracted when there...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th September 2012, 04:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 685
Posted By Matt Carlson
Re: When should I launch

Launch it only when it is fully ready.Meanwhile try to get as many affiliates as you want.

Make the announcement to your list 4-5 days before the launch.In that way,you'll be able to build some...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th September 2012, 04:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 391
Posted By Matt Carlson
Re: You Tube HELP!

Try to switch editor mode.The link may work in the HTML mode.

Also,you may be inserting the wrong link.With youtube videos,you don't have to insert the video URL,instead:

1)First click the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th September 2012, 04:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 600
Posted By Matt Carlson
Re: What To Do If You Have Information Overload

Information overload means you have too many plans but you are unable to take action on any of them.

You can easily overcome information overload by taking action and sticking to one plan till it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th September 2012, 04:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 732
Posted By Matt Carlson
Re: if you just starts now,the best method for quick profits?

As Joe and Mark have said offering services is the quickest way to make money on the internet.Often times service providers succeed in making more money than product creators.

If you think that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th September 2012, 02:33 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,528
Posted By Matt Carlson
Re: your FIRST Product Launch? How much did you make? + how big was your list?

My first product has done over $87k till date.It is an evergreen product in the weight loss niche and I am still making money with this.

When I launched this product 2 years ago,I had around 300...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th September 2012, 01:22 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,921
Posted By Matt Carlson
Re: What is your biggest mistake in Internet Marketing? I'll tell you mine.

My biggest mistake was not taking ation for a long time.I wasted my first six months purchasing every other shiny course and didn't put anything into practice.

And when I started taking action,I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th September 2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 629
Posted By Matt Carlson
Re: Are you screwing around or are you building a business?

Shane,
You have put together some very good points.

There are basically three reasons behind people failing online:

1)Many newbies perceive IM as get rich quick thing.So they buy every next...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th September 2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,316
Posted By Matt Carlson
Re: Making US$200 consistently a month

If you are in urgent need of money,I would suggest you to go the "service" route.If you are just starting out,it is much easier to make money by offering services than by selling products.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th September 2012, 06:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 515
Posted By Matt Carlson
Re: [Email Marketing]What Is My Problem?

That is the problem with lists built from solo ads/ad swaps.Most of these subscribers become freebie seekers as they are bombarded with freebie after freebie everyday.

In your situation,the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th September 2012, 06:10 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,793
Posted By Matt Carlson
Re: How do you generate flood of traffic

Most of the common traffic methods are still valid.However,with e-mail marketing,the open rates are a lot lower than they used to be a couple of years ago.

I have had great success with Youtube...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th September 2012, 05:13 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,699
Posted By Matt Carlson
Re: Best selling author caught faking Amazon reviews

That is why we see so many generic reviews on Amazon.I am not saying that all the authors there are doing this but many of them certainly do.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th September 2012, 04:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,602
Posted By Matt Carlson
Re: $5, $50, $500 - Why not $500,000?

Everything is limited only by your belief.If you can thing big and go the extra mile to get the things done,you can make as much as you want.

Having your own products is the surest(and easiest...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th September 2012, 04:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 769
Posted By Matt Carlson
Re: Download page after opt-in? HELP.

If you are using a single optin and don't want to create a download page,you can directly send them the download link in the confirmation message(via your autoresponder).

The benefit of a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th September 2012, 03:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By Matt Carlson
Re: sites banning people that promote forum?

Glen,
No one wants his members/customers taken away by a competitor.It takes years of hard work to establish a successful forum and once you are there,you would naturally like to protect your member...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th September 2012, 02:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 543
Posted By Matt Carlson
Re: Software to use to record video

I always use Camtasia to record screen capture videos.Animoto is also a good option if you want to create simple,short videos online.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th September 2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 938
Posted By Matt Carlson
Re: Where can I find an iPhone/Droid App developer to make simple apps?

Hey Frank,
You can find many suitable developers at eLance,Odesk,vWorker or Guru.com.

For your task,I would say anything between $100-$200 is enough.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th September 2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 527
Posted By Matt Carlson
Re: Do I need to have a new hosting plan everytime...

With Hostgator "Baby" plan,you can host as many domains as you want.You can just add the additional domains as "addon" domains and unless you burn too much bandwdth,there shouldn't be any problem.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th September 2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 607
Posted By Matt Carlson
Re: Article Marketing or PPC

Frank,
If you want to scale up quick and if you can afford it,PPC is the way to go.

Article marketing takes a lot of time and energy.Previously in the heydays of EzineArticles(EZA),it was easier...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd September 2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 997
Posted By Matt Carlson
Re: Do you use emai exchange sites such as Listjoe, trafficswarm and others?

Till a couple years back,traffic exchanges like TrafficSwarm used to be quite effective place to build mailing lists and I myself got a few hundred subscribers through them.

But I don't think...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd September 2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 759
Posted By Matt Carlson
Re: Why email marketing sux

E-mail marketing still works if you do it right way.Obviously lists generated through ad swaps and paid solo ads don't fare great.


The reason is most of the ad swappers and solo ads seller over...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd September 2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 554
Posted By Matt Carlson
Re: Can't find the WSO I'm looking for

Chris,
Why not use the "search" button here...You can also find tons of such tutorials on Youtube by searching there.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd September 2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By Matt Carlson
Re: Where do these guys get offers for "Loans" Niche?

There are tons of payday loans offers on every major CPA network.Just go to Offervault.com and key in "payday loans" in the search box and they'll show where these offers are available.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd September 2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 14,029
Posted By Matt Carlson
Re: How can I add 1000 friends to my facebook account daily?

Jorge,
Telling your existing friends to suggest you potential friends is a good option.

I don't think that uploading contact lists is a good idea.You may get some friends that way but ultimately...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd September 2012, 07:29 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,533
Posted By Matt Carlson
Re: What is the best site for outsourcing

Sam,
I have had the best experience with Odesk.com.They have a lot of great programmers and are generally cheaper than Elance or Freelancer.

For small jobs like backlinking and blog commenting,I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd September 2012, 07:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,253
Posted By Matt Carlson
Re: List Swapping / Solo Ad Ridiculousness

Brian,
I fully agree with you.The problem with ads swaps/solo ads is that in most of the cases,you build a list of freebie seekers with them.

Yes,they can generate a lot of clicks and you may...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd September 2012, 06:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By Matt Carlson
Re: Is Opt in Email Id Selling is Proper ?

Although there are many sites that sell e-mails in bulk,it is illegal to send commercial promotions to those who haven't personally opten in to receive them.Plus there is no point in promoting to the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd September 2012, 06:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,598
Posted By Matt Carlson
Re: Can anyone tell me how I can find health forums that allow signature?

big-boards.com is a very good resource to find high traffic forums in almost every big niche.

Just go to the link above and click on the "health" link under the "forum directory" tab.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd September 2012, 05:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,152
Posted By Matt Carlson
Re: What's an easy and free way to promote an affiliate link without a website or a blog?

There are many ways to make money with affiliate marketing without having a website:

*Purchasing solo ads(or making a profit split arrangement)

*Guest blogging

*Blog comenting
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd September 2012, 05:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,225
Posted By Matt Carlson
Re: Squeeze Page Covered, Traffic covered, Where Do I Get a Great OTO ??

Hey Jim,
"PLRWholesaler.com" and "Master-Resale-Rights.com" are two very good sources to get quality PLR.

On "PLRWholesaler" you can get a lot of PLR products for free and they cover a lot of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd September 2012, 04:55 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,888
Posted By Matt Carlson
Re: Making Money After 7 Years Online -2k Posts Yay!

Hey Andrei,
You have a very inspirational story...

I fully agree with you when you say it is better to sell something of your own than depending on third party services.

When you sell...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd September 2012, 04:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,498
Posted By Matt Carlson
Re: Should i host my video sales letter on youtube or amazon s3?

Desmond,
In your case,Amazon s3 is the better choice.Using Youtube to host your video sales letters not only looks unprofessional(more so if you are in IM niche),it is against their TOS too.

As...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd September 2012, 03:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 800
Posted By Matt Carlson
Re: how long to wait before promoting a product on email list?

I would say free information for two days and then a promo.You risk to lose your subscribers if you start promoting from the first day.

However,you can promote your affiliate links at proper...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd September 2012, 03:25 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 6,176
Posted By Matt Carlson
Re: Do you believe the $20k stories

While going to $20k/month within one month may not be possible,achieving that figure in 6 months is very much possible if you put the required amount of work.

Internet is absolutely huge and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd September 2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By Matt Carlson
Re: Affiliate/ebook/clickbank question

For maximum exposure try to list it on as many platforms as you can.Every platform work differently and has its pros/cons.

If you are just starting out,I would say launching your product first as...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd September 2012, 05:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,435
Posted By Matt Carlson
Re: Paypal Business account or Personal account?

If you expect to do big volumes,business one is the better.For moderate volumes,a premier account is sufficient.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd September 2012, 05:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 873
Posted By Matt Carlson
Re: buy domain? where to buy at a good price?

If you want to protect your registration information,I would say NameCheap is the best.They offer free WhoisGuard for full first year.

However,NameCheap's service is costlier than that of GoDaddy...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd September 2012, 05:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 393
Posted By Matt Carlson
Re: All you need is a list?

It depends on niches...

There are many niches(like "registry repair" niche) where repeat business potential is almost non-existant and building lists doesn't make any sense.

However,in most...
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