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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st June 2017, 11:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 846
Posted By AshTJ
RE: This is painful: Google plans to have adblocker on by default in Chrome

Good. Less available ad impressions for advertisers because of dodgy websites = higher CPMs for me
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st June 2017, 11:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By AshTJ
Best way to sell digital products from my website?

So for the last couple of weeks I've been trying to find the best way to sell my eBook from my website.

My needs are pretty simple:

A good looking sales page (with countdowns, graphics, etc)
...
Forum: Email Marketing 20th May 2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 275
Posted By AshTJ
RE: 30% never opened

A lot of you guys saying "wow open rates of 70%" are reading what he said wrong. He said that out of the 7 emails, 70% opened AT LEAST one, or in other words, 30% didn't open ANY.

Anyway, onto the...
Forum: Email Marketing 20th May 2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 871
Posted By AshTJ
RE: How Much Money Do You Earn Per Email Subscriber?

At the moment I'm getting a lot from Google News (within 5 minutes of publishing a new post it'll be indexed and on page 1, Google News is AMAZING), and a lot from Facebook groups. I've found that...
Forum: Email Marketing 17th May 2017, 09:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 871
Posted By AshTJ
RE: How Much Money Do You Earn Per Email Subscriber?

I run a viral traffic website and get a few million people come through every month. My subscribers subscribe for a free eBook, for weekly newsletters, or for entries into our giveaways. I wouldn't...
Forum: Email Marketing 15th May 2017, 08:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 871
Posted By AshTJ
RE: How Much Money Do You Earn Per Email Subscriber?

I make very little from each email subscriber, but that's OK, because I'm growing my list by ~10,000 a month for free. It's going to vary from person to person, and depends on how targeted your list...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th May 2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 318
Posted By AshTJ
RE: make money from ebooks

Sounds like it's absolutely 100% illegal. You can't steal somebody else's book and then upload it somewhere else to profit from it. I'd be very careful or eventually somebody with a lot of money...
Forum: Social Media 15th May 2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 65
Posted By AshTJ
RE: Why are there many facebook page which uploads video?

I was wondering the same thing, but I think I've got it figured out. With a lot of these videos, if you click on the play button (on a mobile device), facebook will open a different website and play...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th May 2017, 09:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 158
Posted By AshTJ
Best way to sell eBooks from my website?

So I've recently finished writing an eBook, and I'm wondering what the best way to sell it would be.

Currently, I'm selling it on Amazon (kindle), which is doing well with organic sales, but I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th February 2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By AshTJ
Huge Discrepancy Between Google Analytics and Google AdSense reporting

I woke up this morning and checked my AdSense like I normally do, and I'd made way more than I was expecting. I checked the page views, and they were high. Really high. Then I went over to Analytics,...
Forum: Email Marketing 19th December 2016, 09:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By AshTJ
Re: How would YOU monetize this video game list?

Genius. Just subbed to a few of the big boys, guess I'll soon find out how they make their money. Thanks!
Forum: Email Marketing 17th December 2016, 09:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By AshTJ
How would YOU monetize this video game list?

Long story short, I've got a video game related website where I write about the news, updates, events, etc, for a very popular video game. I've been building the list at around 100 subscribers a day,...
Forum: Social Media 23rd July 2016, 08:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 93
Posted By AshTJ
Does this tool exist for Facebook groups?

Hey guys,

I join a lot of Facebook groups to share my content, and I'm wondering if any of you know of a tool that would help me.

Basically, I want to be able to search for a keyword in...
Forum: Social Media 16th April 2016, 09:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 233
Posted By AshTJ
Re: Facebook Shares Question

I'm using a plugin called "Social Warfare" (awesome plugin by the way, think it was $17 for a year and totally worth it), and I'm pretty sure the Facebook "shares" actually includes likes/comments as...
Forum: Social Media 16th April 2016, 09:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 455
Posted By AshTJ
Re: Facebook Groups

This is just from personal experience, but I'd say that the number of Facebook groups you can join per day will depend heavily on how much Facebook "trusts" your account.

On my personal account, I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th March 2016, 11:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 808
Posted By AshTJ
Re: How would you best monetize UNTARGETED traffic?

Thanks for all the ideas guys, I've just implemented a couple of things mentioned.

I've kept the three adsense ads as they are, although in specific cases I will replace them with affiliate offers...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st March 2016, 07:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By AshTJ
Any Australians running businesses on .com domains?

Hey guys,

I've been having some good success with a new website, and it's starting to make me a bit of money, so I want to do the right thing and register as a business and pay tax and all of that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th March 2016, 09:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 808
Posted By AshTJ
How would you best monetize UNTARGETED traffic?

Hey guys, I've started a new website and am receiving quite a lot of traffic, and I'm considering different monetization methods.

Before I go into that, I should probably mention how my site is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th March 2016, 07:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 534
Posted By AshTJ
Re: I need some advice on hosting plans

Thanks for all of the replies guys, I appreciate the help!

After doing a bit of research I found that admin-ajax.php was causing a lot of CPU related grief, so I removed Yoast SEO and a couple of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th March 2016, 12:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 534
Posted By AshTJ
Re: I need some advice on hosting plans

I've been writing articles that are incredibly clickbaity and sharing them to Facebook pages with 5k-500k page-likes, and getting them to (hopefully) share them for me. It snowballs from there...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th March 2016, 10:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 534
Posted By AshTJ
Re: I need some advice on hosting plans

Some more info:

I estimate the average page on my website to be 2MB (way way way higher than it actually is), and assuming each user visits 5 pages (they won't, the average is ~2), that's 10MB per...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th March 2016, 09:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 534
Posted By AshTJ
Re: I need some advice on hosting plans

This is a graph of my CPU usage over the last 24 hours.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th March 2016, 09:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 534
Posted By AshTJ
I need some advice on hosting plans

Hey guys, I'll try and cut this down as much as possible...

I started a new site about 2 weeks ago as an addon domain on my Hostgator Shared plan (The baby plan).

I wasn't really expecting the...
Forum: Social Media 17th March 2016, 03:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,055
Posted By AshTJ
Re: Build a successful youtube channel

I've seen a few basic YouTube SEO products, but can summarize them in a few sentences here for you :P

In my experience, YouTube is incredibly easy to rank for. In some cases, as soon as my video...
Forum: Social Media 17th March 2016, 03:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 814
Posted By AshTJ
Re: [Case Study] 217% ROI With Facebook

Awesome results, I'm jealous :P

When building the retargeting audience, were they people who had previously clicked an ad of yours? Or were they just people who had visited your website through...
Forum: Social Media 17th March 2016, 03:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By AshTJ
Re: Can we find facebook Audience based on their first name or last name?

You can, but you shouldn't.

Back in early 2014 I jumped on the bandwagon and started scraping UID's and created ridiculously targeted campaigns.

... And then Facebook banned my account.

It's...
Forum: Social Media 17th March 2016, 03:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 639
Posted By AshTJ
Re: Best online money making method?

This.

If you think you can pay $45 for an automated income stream that makes money for you while you sleep, you're delusional.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th March 2016, 07:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 415
Posted By AshTJ
Re: YouTube

I went from 0 to around 100 views per day over my ~15 videos in a couple of months, and the easiest way I found to get ranked was to go for the easy keywords.

I scrape 5000+ keywords related to a...
Forum: Social Media 2nd March 2016, 04:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By AshTJ
Re: How do youtubers get paid

So many ways.

There's the ad revenue that comes from Google/YouTube based on ad views.

They could funnel subscribers/viewers to their own website and sell their own products.

They could sell...
Forum: Social Media 2nd March 2016, 04:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By AshTJ
Re: I want to **** those who want to ask but don't with a ?

Are you talking about the people who post threads with titles like "How to make X money in Y days", and they're not actually offering a tutorial but are instead asking for help?

Yeah, pisses me...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd March 2016, 04:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 896
Posted By AshTJ
Forum: Social Media 1st March 2016, 07:59 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 26,460
Posted By AshTJ
Re: Case Study : How I Built 10,000 Facebook Fans Within 1 Week

I just started targeting some developing countries for a fitness related page, and the cost per page like is pretty good.

I'm getting around a 15% CTR with an (automatic) CPM of $11. This comes...
Forum: Social Media 1st March 2016, 09:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,327
Posted By AshTJ
Re: Been Trying my hand at Teespring. Made 0 sells so far

If you're getting a lot of clicks but no sales, as people have already said, your design might suck.

On the plus side, you're getting some pretty cheap clicks man, I'd kill for 16c website clicks...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 25th February 2016, 10:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,068
Posted By AshTJ
Re: Don't Use Yahoo Gemini

I just decided to give Gemini another shot, sending 8c clicks to my latest videos on YouTube, and I'm pretty sure something fishy is going on.

It's been a few hours, and according to Gemini,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th January 2016, 01:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 773
Posted By AshTJ
Re: Issues regarding the Weight Loss & Muscle Building niches

What I've been doing is promoting weight-loss cookbooks. There are Atkins, Paleo, Mediterranean, and probably 100+ different diet cookbooks. Most suck, but there are a few out there that are really...
Forum: Email Marketing 26th January 2016, 01:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,138
Posted By AshTJ
Re: Can't seem to find solo ads for weight loss niche

I wouldn't recommend Udimi at all.

I've tried a few of the weight-loss solo ad sellers, and while they all provide pretty good opt-in rates (40%+), they don't open emails afterwards, and they...
Forum: Email Marketing 29th December 2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,088
Posted By AshTJ
Re: Low open rate

Yeah, that does sound pretty low considering the type of traffic.

I average around a 15% open rate, but my subscribers are a combination of solo ads and really, really, REALLY cheap search engine...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th December 2015, 03:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 255
Posted By AshTJ
Re: How would you go about recording this? (VIDEO)

I've tried Windows Movie Maker and Sony Vegas, but just can't seem to get it 100% synced in either.

:smilies_confused:
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th December 2015, 02:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 255
Posted By AshTJ
How would you go about recording this? (VIDEO)

I just got a Blue Yeti for Christmas, and it's awesome. The sound quality is freaking amazing, and after doing some messing around in Audacity, I've decided it's more than good enough for what I'm...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd October 2015, 02:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By AshTJ
Re: Brain Fart... Writing

Agree 100%.

I've still got some of the "content" that I published on my first website a few years ago, and reading it now, I cringe. Hard.

I think that although I haven't spent much time at all...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 22nd October 2015, 01:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,068
Posted By AshTJ
Don't Use Yahoo Gemini

Honestly, I don't think I've ever used a service as bad as the one they offer.

This isn't a comment on their traffic quality, though, as I never actually got to that stage.

Nope, I wasn't that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th October 2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,555
Posted By AshTJ
Re: What is Your Number One Wordpress Plugin That You Use

These are all of the plugins I'm currently running on my Wordpress sites:

Contact Form 7 - for my contact us page
Disqus - for my blog post comments
EWWW Image Optimizer - to (drastically)...
Forum: Email Marketing 8th October 2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 501
Posted By AshTJ
Re: How can I split-test my broadcasts (AWeber)?

PROBLEM = SOLVED

But for anyone who ends up here wondering how to do it...

I reached out to AWeber and was told that the feature is temporarily unavailable.

(No idea why.)

But, you can...
Forum: Email Marketing 8th October 2015, 12:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 501
Posted By AshTJ
How can I split-test my broadcasts (AWeber)?

It used to be really easy; there was a little button on the broadcasts page.

Now, after the UI change a few months back, I've got no idea how to do it.

Anybody know where the feature has been...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 4th June 2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,752
Posted By AshTJ
Re: A Slightly Shocking Bing Experience

Yep, Bing's customer support is top notch.

I had a little problem where I couldn't access my account, and they stuck with me for half an hour over text chat and then called me up on my phone to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th June 2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,504
Posted By AshTJ
Re: Do well designed Teespring shirts matter?

The message that's being displayed is far more important than the design, in my experience. As long as the font looks like it "fits", the images used are at a high resolution and the colors all...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 9th May 2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 533
Views: 72,686
Posted By AshTJ
Re: 150 Sales on Teespring

With the right targeting an audience of 26k is enough to make 50-100 or more sales, quite easily.

My highest ROI was on a campaign with an audience of 8000. I managed to sell 35 hoodies with an...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 1st May 2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 533
Views: 72,686
Posted By AshTJ
Re: 150 Sales on Teespring

That's awesome! What size audience are you targeting? I just ran a campaign targeting a mere 6000 people but managed a 300% ROI and sold around 30 hoodies, but have had trouble trying to scale up...
Forum: Social Media 19th April 2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 873
Posted By AshTJ
Re: What's Your StumbleUpon Traffic Success?

About a week ago I decided to increase my social media presence, and that included using StumbleUpon. One post in particular that I "stumbled" managed to get over 300 uniques over the next 4 days.
...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 15th April 2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,551
Posted By AshTJ
Re: Teespring + Facebook: Lots of Likes, no Clicks. Help?

Facebook and Teespring is very strange man...

It's almost the opposite with me, this new campaign of mine has over 200 website clicks at about 8c each, with 0 sales. Really strange because I'm...
Forum: Social Media 14th April 2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 894
Posted By AshTJ
Re: Okay...so custom audiences are no more?

I'm not targeting age or names, just people who have liked/commented on certain posts on certain pages. I can get the ads using these custom audiences approved, but only if I point the ads to ANY...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 13th April 2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 22,604
Posted By AshTJ
Re: Considering moving to The USA from Australia - Need Some Help Please

Agreed. I found the majority of this thread useful and interesting and would like to hear what experiences people are having trying to move to the states in 2014.
Forum: Social Media 13th April 2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 805
Views: 60,269
Posted By AshTJ
Re: How I turned $250 in Facebook ads into $810 revenue within 3 days...

Anybody else experiencing terrible conversion rates lately? Last week I spent ~$200 and made $550 in revenue, this week I've spent $350 and made $200 in revenue, which is a $150 loss. The only thing...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 10th April 2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,127
Posted By AshTJ
Re: My Teespring and Facebook Camapign

oCPM means optimized CPM, which is what you're using already. 3 sales from $6 is awesome, keep it up dude.
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 9th April 2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,127
Posted By AshTJ
Re: My Teespring and Facebook Camapign

Jesus, that CTR and oCPM is awesome, nice work.

I've never had anything close to that lol... My best was about 9% CTR and $4 oCPM, but on average get 6% CTR and $6 oCPM.

EDIT: I just noticed...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 9th April 2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,127
Posted By AshTJ
Re: My Teespring and Facebook Camapign

Yeah that cost per website click is pretty high, I usually aim for anything less than 50c as my campaigns convert at around 5%, meaning the most I'd pay to break even is 50c.

In your ad, do you...
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