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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th October 2018, 01:08 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 39
Posted By flyingSquirrel
Please advise negotiating affiliate fee with manufacturer

TLDR of entire post: I have worked my way into a good relationship with a manufacturer of a very good product in my niche that I am enthusiastic to represent as an affiliate. They don't have an...
Forum: Mind Warriors 11th September 2018, 01:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 831
Posted By flyingSquirrel
Re: Mental block / fear about "competitors"

Well....the latter is influenced by the former, so in reality they are tied together in the beginning.
But it is true that you can overcome the past and change how you talk to yourself
I know...
Forum: Mind Warriors 11th September 2018, 01:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 831
Posted By flyingSquirrel
Re: Mental block / fear about "competitors"

Thanks for all of your advice
I just looked up the book and purchased it (audio version actually)

:)
Forum: Mind Warriors 11th September 2018, 01:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 831
Posted By flyingSquirrel
Re: Mental block / fear about "competitors"

Thanks to the folks that replied to my recent update post. I appreciate your support and advice.

Interestingly, writing the "realizations" in my previous comment kind of made me feel a bit more...
Forum: Mind Warriors 6th September 2018, 01:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 831
Posted By flyingSquirrel
Re: Mental block / fear about "competitors"

I would like to express my sincere yet extremely belated gratitude and thanks to everyone who replied.

I've been going through a lot in my life and to be honest I was scared to read what everyone...
Forum: Mind Warriors 3rd March 2018, 05:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 831
Posted By flyingSquirrel
Mental block / fear about "competitors"

Whenever I'm checking out content, products, ideas, etc of "competitors" online, I have a mental issue... what happens is, I want to comment, interact, be part of the community of my niche, and so...
Forum: Mind Warriors 4th February 2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 612
Posted By flyingSquirrel
RE: Having doubts / freaking out about my chosen path (long post)

That is contrary to 99.9% (maybe 100%) of advice people give. But....it makes sense to me, and I have always thought there are ways to have a business which doesn't directly "solve a problem" or give...
Forum: Mind Warriors 3rd February 2018, 02:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 612
Posted By flyingSquirrel
Having doubts / freaking out about my chosen path (long post)

Do you ever have doubts / worries / mental crisis, about... "have I chosen the correct path in life?" “am I working on the right passion of mine?” “am I making a very big mistake?”

I have a couple...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd February 2018, 03:47 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 11,493
Posted By flyingSquirrel
RE: How do I get traffic, subscribers, followers, without paying for ads?

Thanks, good idea to try a few other social platforms that are more off the beaten path just to see what happens. I'm kind of afraid of Reddit because I feel like my content will be stolen and shared...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd February 2018, 03:44 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 11,493
Posted By flyingSquirrel
RE: How do I get traffic, subscribers, followers, without paying for ads?

Thanks, great advice to follow the Google strategies.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd February 2018, 03:43 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 11,493
Posted By flyingSquirrel
RE: How do I get traffic, subscribers, followers, without paying for ads?

Steve,

I love this reply. One of the things I like most about it is that it's outside of the box and counter to most advice that just says to do more social media. It flat out makes sense. I love...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st February 2018, 04:03 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 11,493
Posted By flyingSquirrel
How do I get traffic, subscribers, followers, without paying for ads?

SITUATION:

Trying to build my hobby/passion eventually into a business

Have a new-ish blog/website with some good content and trying to keep it going each week

Doing Facebook / Twitter /...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th January 2018, 04:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 207
Posted By flyingSquirrel
RE: Using someone else's TM/brand name in a blog post title

To everyone who told me to contact a lawyer / go on a law forum...

1. I can't afford a lawyer
2. I did post this on a law forum ALSO so I will check what they said
3. I don't make a habit of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th January 2018, 02:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 207
Posted By flyingSquirrel
Using someone else's TM/brand name in a blog post title

I’d like opinions (preferably from someone with legal knowledge AKA an attorney)...

I want to write an article (and make a video) that has someone else’s trademark/brand name in the title.

For...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th January 2018, 02:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By flyingSquirrel
RE: Want to be affiliate for companies without affiliate program - pitch ideas?

Thanks everyone.

I really like the idea of painting a picture from the viewpoint of having more sales and paying commissions for it, as opposed to using scary terms like 'affiliate program'....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th January 2018, 01:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By flyingSquirrel
Want to be affiliate for companies without affiliate program - pitch ideas?

In my niche, I'm contacting some companies that I've bought from and like, and trying to see if they'd be willing to set up an affiliate program so I can work with them as an affiliate.

This is a...
Forum: Beginners Area 19th January 2018, 12:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By flyingSquirrel
Affiliate marketing noob - how many links

I have quite a few questions:


how many affiliate links are OK to have on a page or post?
Can I have repeated links on the page?
What about resources pages?
Any other guidelines or tips?
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st December 2017, 11:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 123
Posted By flyingSquirrel
RE: Changing fields online - any tips to bring some of my old audience / site traffic?

Totally, I appreciate that. Like I said, you had some excellent ideas and advice, which I will be able to apply. Thanks again, Steve!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st December 2017, 11:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 123
Posted By flyingSquirrel
RE: Changing fields online - any tips to bring some of my old audience / site traffic?

That's an excellent point, which I had overlooked (the spam risk if I sent stuff not totally related to the original signup topic). I would like to email the old list at least once and try to entice...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th November 2017, 07:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 123
Posted By flyingSquirrel
RE: Changing fields online - any tips to bring some of my old audience / site traffic?

Steve, thanks for your advice.

You made some really good points, and shared some really good ideas, though there were a few things I disagreed with.

I will consider what you suggest, and work...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th November 2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 123
Posted By flyingSquirrel
RE: Changing fields online - any tips to bring some of my old audience / site traffic?

My initial ideas for monetization of plants / vivariums are:

Sooner:

Affiliate marketing
ebooks

Later if I can get there:

Sponsorships/ads
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd November 2017, 01:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 123
Posted By flyingSquirrel
RE: Changing fields online - any tips to bring some of my old audience / site traffic?

Thanks for the replies. These are great ideas. The only reservation I have is with the idea of creating new content for the photography blog and newsletter, which documents the technical aspects of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2017, 01:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 123
Posted By flyingSquirrel
Changing fields online - any tips to bring some of my old audience / site traffic?

Spent a couple years doing content marketing / list building for my nature photography hobby. Burned out and realized it was the wrong thing for me to try and teach people / make money from, because...
Forum: Social Media 19th September 2017, 03:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 323
Posted By flyingSquirrel
RE: Please help me decide if I should use pinterest

Sorry to drag this thread on, but something that was mentioned above brought up a new question.

The idea of people (mostly women) buying gifts and items on Pinterest...

Here's the thing: I will...
Forum: Social Media 16th September 2017, 12:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 323
Posted By flyingSquirrel
RE: Please help me decide if I should use pinterest

Thanks everyone, for the helpful replies. I want to make 2 points:

1. I didn't describe my niche in detail - it actually has to do with larger glass boxes that are designed to look natural like...
Forum: Social Media 15th September 2017, 02:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 323
Posted By flyingSquirrel
Please help me decide if I should use pinterest

I don't know if I should invest the time in Pinterest...

I have a new blog/brand which is about terrariums and plants, and am just starting out

I don't have any products yet but I wish to gain...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th August 2017, 02:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 52
Posted By flyingSquirrel
2 sites on one hosting account vs 2 accounts

I have one hosting account with my provider

I have 2 different, unrelated websites (domains) to host.

Imagine that I make 2 "users" on my account (my host calls them "users" which are not the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th December 2016, 12:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 77
Posted By flyingSquirrel
Re: Question about commenting on blogs in my niche

Thanks for the reply! I appreciate your advice.

I feel like my questions on this forum barely get answers, so it's nice when someone takes the time to help me.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd December 2016, 04:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 77
Posted By flyingSquirrel
Question about commenting on blogs in my niche

I just read Vaynerchuk's 'Crush It' and in it he recommends that you comment on as many blog articles as you can that are about your topic.

Here are my concerns / questions that I'd appreciate...
Forum: Social Media 5th December 2016, 11:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 127
Posted By flyingSquirrel
Re: help with snapcode (snapchat thing)

Solved:

Research showed that it was supposed to be a zip folder.
I downloaded the snapcodes again but while saving to my PC I added ".zip" to the file name
Then I was able to use a standard zip...
Forum: Social Media 5th December 2016, 12:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 127
Posted By flyingSquirrel
help with snapcode (snapchat thing)

Tried downloading my "snapcode" and the file it downloads to my PC is called "snapcodes" but there is no extension and no program seems to be able to open it.

Anyone know what's up with that?
...
Forum: Social Media 25th November 2016, 04:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 129
Posted By flyingSquirrel
Is it allowed to have URL in your instagram images?

I want to upload my photos with quotes and then have my URL at the bottom (all of this actually as part of the image)...will this get me banned from Instagram?

I read the Terms and looked through...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th November 2016, 02:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 79
Posted By flyingSquirrel
SEO for primarily video content site

I have a website / blog in which the content is primarily video (that I created). Most blog posts are actually just a post with an embedded Youtube video from my YT channel (all videos were created...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th August 2015, 01:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 845
Posted By flyingSquirrel
Re: Target market / niche market confusion

i agree that it is excellent advice! (however it did not really address my specific question, if you look further down this thread you'll see I added clarification)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th August 2015, 01:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 845
Posted By flyingSquirrel
Re: Target market / niche market confusion

Thanks, great idea, I will give this a try! Maybe I can even post my own polls!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th August 2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 845
Posted By flyingSquirrel
Re: Target market / niche market confusion

Thanks Jeff, great advice. I will begin taking actions. Have a great day :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th August 2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 845
Posted By flyingSquirrel
Re: Target market / niche market confusion

First, I apologize for this huge message but I feel it is necessary to direct this thread in the right direction. Hopefully a few people will still read this and help...

I appreciate all of your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd August 2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 845
Posted By flyingSquirrel
Target market / niche market confusion

I am in the nature photography space. I don't have a business or website yet. (but I share my photos on social sites and have a small following)

I want to niche down into, and target, a specific...
Forum: Email Marketing 20th July 2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,018
Posted By flyingSquirrel
Re: Challenging list building question

writeaway, thank you very much for this excellent advice! There are lots of really useful and smart ideas that are helpful to a beginner such as myself. I love the auto-responder content process that...
Forum: Email Marketing 20th July 2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,018
Posted By flyingSquirrel
Re: Challenging list building question

Matthew, WOW, thank you so much for replying to my question. Yes, what you are saying makes complete sense, and it's absolutely brilliant. You, sir, are a genius! I can't tell you how much help...
Forum: Email Marketing 18th July 2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,018
Posted By flyingSquirrel
Re: Challenging list building question

Thanks, Edwin. I will take a look into that! Have a great day
Forum: Email Marketing 17th July 2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,018
Posted By flyingSquirrel
Re: Challenging list building question

Matthew, thank you very much for taking the time to help a beginner out. You are the only person that responded to my question, and I posted this on several other forums. I really appreciate that.
...
Forum: Email Marketing 12th July 2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,018
Posted By flyingSquirrel
Challenging list building question

Edit: I apologize for the wall of text below. I realize now, a few hours later, that in typing this out, I got closer to the answers I need. I did some further research and realized I just need to do...
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