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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th April 2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,148
Posted By Mike Long
Re: This made me laugh. seriously.

People are so attuned to this now, that I've had people genuinely flip out when I've warned that an offer is ending at such and such a time, and they go to the offer after the deadline and it really...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th April 2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,199
Posted By Mike Long
Re: heres my problem with internet marketing

It's a tough thing. I used to get SO frustrated that so many people would ask me for help, then flat out ignore everything I had to say. It's one of the reasons I gave up coaching. Even though it was...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th April 2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 601
Posted By Mike Long
Re: Is This Realistic Thinking?

That's a good point, but I think an experienced marketer has a much better understanding of how to email that much (as you demonstrated in the difference in email volume between your health niche...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th April 2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 601
Posted By Mike Long
Re: Is This Realistic Thinking?

Agree with David and Alexa that a promotion a week is likely to burn your list out over time.

That being said....experiment.

Some of it has to do with your own value set as well. There are...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th April 2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,047
Posted By Mike Long
Re: Anyone here NOT spending money on IM training / Info Products?

I buy next to nothing these days in the way of information products. But I've been at this for 14 years, so I feel like I have the foundational stuff down pretty well. :D

That being said, this...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th April 2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,199
Posted By Mike Long
Re: heres my problem with internet marketing

Try re-framing your point of view just slightly and you might find your answer.

I struggled with this one too - for years.

You see, I'm not much of a marketer - most of the tactics used in the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th April 2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,148
Posted By Mike Long
Re: This made me laugh. seriously.

And that's why I've had an incredible love/hate relationship with IM in the 14 years I've been involved in it. :rolleyes:

So many people seek out the "quick buck" and don't give a moments thought...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 6th April 2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,871
Posted By Mike Long
Re: The Most Important Thing Your Parents Ever Told You?

My dad always told me "be careful as you go through life and your income increases. If you aren't careful, your lifestyle will tend to expand to equal your new found income, and you'll never save any...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th April 2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By Mike Long
Re: Decide who you DON'T help

I'm not sure that thinking of it in terms of "what business do you want to lose" is quite the right way to go about it.

I get what you're saying, which is essentially that newbie marketers need to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th June 2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 848
Posted By Mike Long
Re: Can you put the same article onto different blogs?

Found some...and promptly had to put them to good use (http://www.warriorforum.com/main-internet-marketing-discussion-forum/619672-can-you-reuse-article-after-posting-your-blog.html#post6516340)....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th June 2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,213
Posted By Mike Long
Re: Can you reuse an article after posting it on your blog?

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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th June 2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,213
Posted By Mike Long
Re: Can you reuse an article after posting it on your blog?

The duplicate/syndicated thing is so easy to distinguish as well.

We've all heard of AP and Reuters, right? What are they?

Content syndicators

What do they do?

They create content that is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th June 2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,213
Posted By Mike Long
Re: Can you reuse an article after posting it on your blog?

OT...but lo and behold! Someone who lives in the same city as me espousing the virtues of smart article syndication! Say it ain't so!

We should chat sometime. This is a lonely business, and it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th June 2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 848
Posted By Mike Long
Re: Can you put the same article onto different blogs?

We're in desperate need of a facepalm emoticon around here...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th June 2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 32,154
Posted By Mike Long
Re: A question for Alexa Smith and MYOB

But this is the way we humans function in a great part of our lives, yes? ;)

I have my wife's word that she loves me. But I have no numerical data to back it up. In the end, that's all I have to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th June 2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 32,154
Posted By Mike Long
Re: A question for Alexa Smith and MYOB

You'll get no argument from me there, which is why I'll generally move on to "social proof" as the next way to vet a particular approach. (Because let's face it, we in IM generally aren't privy to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th June 2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 32,154
Posted By Mike Long
Re: A question for Alexa Smith and MYOB

My take is that the numbers are really irrelevant. It's the concepts being shared that matter most.



^^^THIS is what matters. :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th June 2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 32,154
Posted By Mike Long
Re: A question for Alexa Smith and MYOB

That's an interesting distinction:

1) Building a list of prospects with an incentivized opt-in.

vs.

2) Building a list of buyers with an incentivized opt-in.

I've long been taught to get...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th June 2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 24,299
Posted By Mike Long
Re: How do Article Directories work?

LOL...thanks Joe!

I've cleared out most of my "friendship" locker (it was pretty stale anyway, since I've mostly been away from the forum since late 2009), and sent invites out to those who seem...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th June 2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 24,299
Posted By Mike Long
Re: How do Article Directories work?

^^^THIS

Alexa, if you have a Tip Jar hiding somewhere, let me know. For all you've contributed on this topic over the past year+ (just that I've read so far), all I can say is...

"Please take...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th June 2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 32,154
Posted By Mike Long
Re: A question for Alexa Smith and MYOB

Holy. Freaking. Cow.

For those who know how to use and apply the information, the post below might be the single most useful post I've ever read here. :eek:

I would have gladly paid hundreds of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th April 2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 568
Posted By Mike Long
Re: Squeeze Page: Work Flow

Test everything you do online.

It's taken me YEARS to get to this mindset, because I truly hate testing, but it's absolutely vital if you ever expect to get anywhere.

I've been involved in IM...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th April 2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 571
Posted By Mike Long
Re: Making a Website into a Book

As much as we all want to believe otherwise, not every single item we publish is pure gold :D

If you are a prolific writer, and you have a blog with say, 1,000 posts, doesn't it make sense to pull...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th April 2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 679
Posted By Mike Long
Re: Why is it so hard to stick to a simple system and just do it?

The amount of information available to us as internet marketers is absolutely insane, and the temptation to jump on something new and fun is overwhelming.

I'll freely admit that the rush of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th April 2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,013
Posted By Mike Long
Re: List Building VS Product Creation, which is better?

First things first...

Get the idea of instant profits out of your head.

In fact, get the idea of "making money from your list" out of your head too!

Sounds counter-intuitive, but please...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th April 2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,108
Posted By Mike Long
Re: Sharing : Who is your Internet Marketing Guru

As a Pastafarian, my guru is the Great Flying Spaghetti Monster, who else? :D

But as a mentor and a friend, Andre Chaperon and increasingly Mark Thompson, are two people whose words and actions I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th April 2012, 10:29 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,600
Posted By Mike Long
Re: What the heck happened to this place?

You know, all of this agreement about the current state of the WSO's seems like it's just begging for a solution.

And no, I don't have one. ;) But it's certainly something worth looking into...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th April 2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,600
Posted By Mike Long
Re: What the heck happened to this place?

Absolutely!

I love this place. And I mostly just wanted to sort of "take the pulse" and see if I could draw out some reasonable, helpful, well thought out responses, to find out if there was still...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th April 2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,600
Posted By Mike Long
Re: What the heck happened to this place?

Paul is absolutely right.

And keep in mind too, that any good marketer worth his salt maximizes his time by ensuring that anything he does, he does for multiple reasons. ;)

I've been involved...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th April 2012, 04:26 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,600
Posted By Mike Long
Re: What the heck happened to this place?

That's an interesting leap to a conclusion...darn shame there isn't a shred of truth in it. :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th April 2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,600
Posted By Mike Long
Re: What the heck happened to this place?

:D One of the joys of traveling down the road I have, is that it makes it easier to speak freely when something's on my mind. And yes, I realize that my tone is taking kind of a "get these damn kids...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th April 2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,600
Posted By Mike Long
Re: What the heck happened to this place?

Sorry...couldn't help myself. ;)

In all seriousness though, the fact that you're still here makes me believe that there is still plenty of value here to be had, I've just got to dig through more...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th April 2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,600
Posted By Mike Long
Re: What the heck happened to this place?

LOL! :p:D

Becky!!

It's good to see another familiar face. Phil Wiley is starting to write again. It's beginning to feel like old home week! :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th April 2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,600
Posted By Mike Long
Re: What the heck happened to this place?

Thank goodness the one thing I can always count on is you being here as the voice of reason. Thanks Paul. :)

And you're right....already today I've started making adjustments to filtering out...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th April 2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,600
Posted By Mike Long
Re: What the heck happened to this place?

Jeez...they're charging for everything in this place now!! :D
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th April 2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,600
Posted By Mike Long
Re: What the heck happened to this place?

Thanks Richard! It's nice to meet you as well. :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th April 2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,600
Posted By Mike Long
Re: What the heck happened to this place?

Bingo...

That's what I think I'm going to try and do, sift through it all, separate the wheat from the chaff, and pick out those posts where I can prove to be useful and helpful.

In my own tiny...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th April 2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,600
Posted By Mike Long
Re: What the heck happened to this place?

Unfortunately no, I'm only the second most famous internet marketer with my name. :D

Amazing that two of us with the same name - on opposite coasts - got started in IM very early on, and both of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th April 2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,046
Posted By Mike Long
Re: If you need money fast...

OhioWriter,

You simply must get out of the IM niche if you want to start earning better money with more long term clients. They're out there. Here's a few examples:


Freelance Writing Jobs...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th April 2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 958
Posted By Mike Long
Re: Finding long-term people to write for?

I used to fall into this trap all the time (and still do on occasion).

I call it the "why doesn't everyone think like I do" trap. :)

I actually agree with you. I find it crazy that you should...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th April 2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 996
Posted By Mike Long
Re: How often do you email your buyer list for most profit

Adrian has it exactly right.

Tell them upfront what to expect, then meet that expectation precisely.

I know someone in a non-IM niche who emails his list every single day. It works because he...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th April 2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 562
Posted By Mike Long
Re: What is there to lose...

Other highly customizable themes include:

Studiopress
Thesis
Catalyst
iThemes

I personally useStudiopress, but I've heard enough good things about Catalyst lately that it will be the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th April 2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,600
Posted By Mike Long
What the heck happened to this place?

Holy cow....you disappear for two years and look what happens...:eek:

When I last left this place, there was no such thing as Warrior Plus, WSO's were 20 bucks, and the forum seemed to be maturing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th April 2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,021
Posted By Mike Long
Re: This is 2012... and warriors send marketing emails with no unsubscribe link?

LOL!



It's been going on for ages, and I don't expect that it will get better any time soon unfortunately.

Newbies (and people who simply don't care) will always be a part of this market....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th March 2010, 11:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,176
Posted By Mike Long
Re: An IM System that works

Simple. TEST. :)

Every market is different. Some will respond better to a direct offer. Others will respond better to free info and follow up information. Some markets don't lend themselves well...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th March 2010, 12:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 959
Posted By Mike Long
Re: A bad rookie mistake...Avoid doing this!

I'm terribly guilty of this.

Even though most marketers don't use it much, also keep in mind that there is no Adobe Flash for 64-bit browsers right now, which means that certain pieces of your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th March 2010, 12:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 923
Posted By Mike Long
Re: Giving Up Some Freedom For Money?

And longer term, one of those people will probably prove worthy enough to eventually take on your role when you feel the time is right.

In other words, build your team, find your shining star,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th March 2010, 11:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,176
Posted By Mike Long
Re: An IM System that works

I actually agree with you there, which is why I wrote this...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th March 2010, 11:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 822
Posted By Mike Long
Re: What's the One Piece of Advice?

Read. Learn. Do. Fail. Adapt. Do again. Fail. Adjust. Do again. Succeed.

Simple, right? :D

A lot of people in here have it covered. Spend some time in here reading and learning. Very quickly...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th March 2010, 11:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,176
Posted By Mike Long
Re: An IM System that works

If Tim's system seems like too much, let's strip it down even more...

1. Write an ebook in a niche that is both proven to be a money maker, and an area where you have some interest and/or...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th March 2010, 11:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 868
Posted By Mike Long
Re: Is It Me Or Has Google Changed?

Unfortunately, the one thing you will learn quickly in this game is that Google is a constantly moving target, and by and large they will do whatever it takes to avoid having their results "gamed".
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th March 2010, 11:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,444
Posted By Mike Long
Re: Amember, Wishlist .... or what?

I faced this exact dilemma less than a month ago.

In the end, I went with Wishlist Member, and I'm glad I did.

Why?

1. It integrates very tightly with Wordpress (obviously, since it's a WP...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th March 2010, 12:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,689
Posted By Mike Long
Re: ClickBank Refunds - should I give in to customer?

I've had people who have asked for a refund turn into some of my biggest supporters and fans.

How?

Treat every refunder like gold.

It's somewhere between difficult and impossible to know who...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th March 2010, 11:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By Mike Long
Re: Question about list building

If you want to conform to the letter of the law as it is currently written, I think you're going to have to go with the second option, and even that could be a touch dicey.

On the other hand, when...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th March 2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,943
Posted By Mike Long
Re: The Scourge of Refund(er)s

I offer quick, simple and easy refunds with a smile and total professional courtesy.

My refunders then fall into two, roughly equal groups:

1. The people who want something for nothing. Not...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th March 2010, 04:16 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,411
Posted By Mike Long
Re: ADD/ADHD and Internet Marketing

Of course, when you say "the voices in your head" people start looking for the straight-jacket! :D

I prefer to think of it as... "my brain is simply FAR more efficient than my body's ability to...
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