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Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 30th June 2016, 06:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 494
Posted By ScooterDaMan
Re: Drop shipping tips

I should point out another technique that few people will have the time or resources to do. Visit the actual manufacturer, tour their facility and talk to someone in the marketing department there....
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 29th June 2016, 07:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 494
Posted By ScooterDaMan
Re: Drop shipping tips

This conversation has gone in quite a few directions (including someone trying to plug his outsourcing course - like that has anything to do with the question), but nobody has really answered the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th June 2016, 09:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 340
Posted By ScooterDaMan
Re: Massive drop in visitors after switching to https

Great advice, Mike. Knowing where the big losses are occurring is certainly going to give a lot of clues.

Personally, I have a hunch that a fair amount of this problem is Magento. As you stated,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th June 2016, 06:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 340
Posted By ScooterDaMan
Re: Massive drop in visitors after switching to https

The hubub surrounding moving a site to all HTPPS is overblown and, in most cases, completely unnecessary. Just because Google announces something as one of 200 ranking factors does not mean that you...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th June 2016, 06:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 322
Posted By ScooterDaMan
Re: SEO - is not links! Or what SEO specialsits to do

I guess we all have different experiences, time frames and abilities.

SEO starts with content. I have sites ranked on page one for 100s of very competitive terms where I have never created a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th June 2016, 06:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 570
Posted By ScooterDaMan
Re: How to check google Page Rank ?

As others have said, there is no such thing as PR and there hasn't been for 5 years because Google stopped updating it. Sure, there are tools that pretend that the 5 year old data still matters just...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th June 2016, 06:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 284
Posted By ScooterDaMan
Re: Automated back-link creator?

NOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooo!

Please do not fall into this trap. There is no such thing as an automated backlink creator that won't get your site so penalized, it will NEVER recover.

Likewise, there...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th June 2016, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 192
Posted By ScooterDaMan
Re: How to do SEO with scrapped content?

Tim3 is right again! Scraped content is never going to rank. You can either do things the right way or you can do them the lazy way. The lazy way never works out real well for anything in life.
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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th June 2016, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 111
Posted By ScooterDaMan
Re: How often should you update content for optimal SEO results?

Tim3 and Paulgl are 100% correct. There is no formula for how often you should post and the ONLY thing that gets a "freshness bump" are very timely news stories. That freshness bump is very short...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 25th June 2016, 04:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,123
Posted By ScooterDaMan
Re: Store Coach

I just ran into this thread while searching WF for questions I might be able to answer. To be fair, I am not completely unbiased. I now work as a paid consultant for Store Coach students who want...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 20th June 2016, 11:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,177
Posted By ScooterDaMan
Re: Store Coach vs Dropship Lifestyle

Just in case anyone is still pondering which one of these courses to choose, I thought I'd let you know that you can now sign up for the core Store Coach eCommerce training course...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 9th June 2016, 07:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,177
Posted By ScooterDaMan
Re: Store Coach vs Dropship Lifestyle

Thanks for thinking of me, PaulaMaria. I do all of my private coaching through the Store Coach course and it keeps me pretty busy. Because of the help they have given me through the years and the...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 8th June 2016, 09:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,177
Posted By ScooterDaMan
Re: Store Coach vs Dropship Lifestyle

I was the first official Store Coach member, although I first met Dave Hermansen in another course he was affiliated with, handling tech support - Niche Blueprint. Dave took the time to coach me...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th June 2016, 11:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 701
Posted By ScooterDaMan
Re: Which link building techniques have you used that ACTUALLY work?

Contrary to the B.S. so many people try to feed you, links DO NOT have an overnight effect. They typically take months to have an effect and, even then, are relatively useless if your content is not...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 6th June 2016, 11:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 127
Posted By ScooterDaMan
Re: Ecommerce Tax Question

I have written quite a few articles about eCommerce and tax. I also live and operate eCommerce websites in the state of Florida so I am well aware of the tax laws there. You ONLY are required to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th June 2016, 11:29 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,974
Posted By ScooterDaMan
Re: Fraud and 90% of Warrior business

For me, eCommerce was the path to real income but comes with more obstacles and a pretty steep learning curve. I am affiliated with an eCommerce course as a writer and consultant but try my best not...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th June 2016, 08:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 849
Posted By ScooterDaMan
Re: Don't Avoid ________ . It's a Critical Marketing Skill.

I couldn't agree more. One of the primary traits I see in people who are successful with website businesses and those who fail is that the successful people search and search hard for answers to...
Forum: Copywriting 6th June 2016, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By ScooterDaMan
Re: Does the Quality Content Still Matter?

Based on the title, I thought I was going to read something here about content but instead got a diatribe against content marketing. The two are separate things. Of course content matters. It has...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th June 2016, 07:47 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,974
Posted By ScooterDaMan
Re: Fraud and 90% of Warrior business

No doubt. 80 hours is a short work week for me!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th June 2016, 07:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 109
Posted By ScooterDaMan
Re: Common Customers or Committed Clients?

While I agree with most of what you said, Brian, I have to point out that some sites are not geared toward the client mentality. You may sell nothing but pianos and for the most part, that is going...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th June 2016, 07:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 701
Posted By ScooterDaMan
Re: Which link building techniques have you used that ACTUALLY work?

For sure, I'd say that Brian Dean's Skyscraper technique is the best one out there. It's also the most difficult one because it takes a fair amount of work to create something utterly unique that is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th June 2016, 07:08 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,974
Posted By ScooterDaMan
Re: Fraud and 90% of Warrior business

It's nice to see someone willing to call a spade a spade. There is absolutely no such thing as a push button way to profits. Anyone who is really making money in this business will tell you that they...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 18th July 2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 34,663
Posted By ScooterDaMan
Re: Magento, Shopify, Wordpress... what is REALLY the best choice?

Really, a lot of this decision comes down to the size of your store, the payment processor you are using, how well they and the hosting company mesh together with PCI compliance and whether you feel...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 28th June 2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 745
Posted By ScooterDaMan
Re: Private Link Network for eCommerce

I just set up a totally free eCommerce website last weekend on free hosting. So yeah, you can do it with any type of website. In my case, I was just doing it to see if it could be done. I'll never...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 28th June 2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,070
Posted By ScooterDaMan
Re: Pros and Cons of Dropship Retail E-commerce Business

Really, it comes down to two things:

1) Finding search phrases that have enough people searching with relatively low competition for those keywords.

2) Finding an actual manufacturer who will...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 28th June 2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By ScooterDaMan
Re: Trouble Ranking, Website Critique

Because we are only concerned about search rankings with this particular forum thread, I'll leave the design and navigation alone - it needs a major overhaul.

I can't figure out what the home...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 28th June 2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 850
Posted By ScooterDaMan
Re: Facebook Based Shopping Store

Yeah, multiply that $2.00 times ten and I'd give it a go and, even then, not be too excited about it. My time is worth at least $20/order (time to build site, process order, send to supplier, send...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 28th June 2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 900
Posted By ScooterDaMan
Re: Question For Dave (Store Coach)

I realize it may seem impossible to some people to come up with 300-400 words about many products but it's really not that hard if you put yourself in a potential customer's shoes and try to answer...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 21st June 2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By ScooterDaMan
Re: Switching from one ecommerce solution to another

Unfortunately, it is impossible to say if you can duplicate the template or come real close without seeing the website. If you know CSS and HTML, you'd be surprised what you can do with BigCommerce....
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 21st June 2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 646
Posted By ScooterDaMan
Re: What Is Your Biggest Hurdle To Further eCommerce Success?

The biggest challenge is conforming to the ever-changing Google rules. If you follow white hat practices, your sites will stand the test of time but it will take you far longer to be successful. If...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st June 2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,820
Posted By ScooterDaMan
Re: I'm doing Digital Marketing and Web Design -- You idiot everyone is doing that?

Awww; pay him no mind. He's probably just repeating the same thing he heard when he told someone in town that he was working at the sawmill.

Frequently, we'll see people who announce that they are...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 21st June 2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,599
Posted By ScooterDaMan
Re: How do you fight charge backs?

There used to be a great website - I think it was called badcustomer.com - where you could report these people. They had a whole database that you could load into your shopping cart that was...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 21st June 2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By ScooterDaMan
Re: Merchant account alternatives for Canadians

I'm pretty sure I have a solution for you but I don't want to get into any trouble for posting a link here on WF. Contact me and I'm pretty sure I can steer you in the right direction.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 21st June 2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,549
Posted By ScooterDaMan
Re: E-commerce Site Launch - Tell me what you think

I had a website that sold NASCAR collectibles that had the word NASCAR in its name. After two years of selling their licensed products from NASCAR-approved manufacturers, I was contacted by a wet...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 21st June 2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 640
Posted By ScooterDaMan
Re: This is my story

Well, all I can say is that I am constantly amazed by how dropshipping gets bashed. I have set up almost ten sites that dropshipped exclusively and made very good money with them. I honestly don't...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 16th June 2013, 07:08 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 28,196
Posted By ScooterDaMan
Re: Realistic expectations of dropshipping business

This was an interesting thread to read. Lots of great advice - especially from alksense and Dave Hermansen. Success or failure really comes down to three things:

1. Low Profit Niche: You need to...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 15th June 2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,202
Posted By ScooterDaMan
Re: Need a merchant account for bigcommerce

When I tried setting a processing account up with BOA (they are my business bank), it took over a month for them to set it up, they said they would waive the setup fee but didn't and they also...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 15th June 2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 845
Posted By ScooterDaMan
Re: The all in one ecommerce platform?

Yes, you are absolutely right. There are certainly things Americommerce has that BC doesn't. It's like I always tell people when they want to know what the best cart is, you have to try them all...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 15th June 2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,202
Posted By ScooterDaMan
Re: Need a merchant account for bigcommerce

I've been with Durango for four years. They created their own gateway for BigCommerce called "NMI" - you'll see it listed as one of the Gateways in your Control Panel. If you tell Durango you are...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 15th June 2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,817
Posted By ScooterDaMan
Re: Alibaba Products

I have found many, many suppliers on Alibaba that are most definitely manufacturers. If you ask, (just like with manufacturers here in the good old USA), you'd be surprised by how many of them...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 15th June 2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 845
Posted By ScooterDaMan
Re: The all in one ecommerce platform?

OnlineStoreHelp is right. Americommerce is a very good platform. I evaluated a dozen of them late last year and they finished #2 on my list. I ultimately went with BigCommerce for four reasons:


...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 15th June 2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 635
Posted By ScooterDaMan
Re: Payment Processor and Gateway etc Suggestions

I don't think Dave did a good enough job of emphasizing that you need to tell him that Dave from Store Coach referred you. That "all under one account" thing is a special deal they set up for Store...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 15th June 2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 466
Posted By ScooterDaMan
Re: eCommerce - Small Businesses vs. Big Businesses

I don't think there is really an answer to this. While it is true that bigger businesses have more resources to spend on things like content creation and social networking, that doesn't mean you...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 15th June 2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By ScooterDaMan
Re: how much you increase price of product?

I'm also a Store Coach disciple and make a full time income from my websites. The only thing I would add to "PROmotions" bit is that you need to be make sure you go through the whole checkout process...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 11th April 2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,233
Posted By ScooterDaMan
Re: How to Start an Online Store?

Seriously, there is no way to answer a question this generic. You have to research what products people are searching for, what they are typing in to find them and then whether or not competing for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th September 2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,075
Posted By ScooterDaMan
Re: Who's your best One on One Mentor?

Dave Hermansen from Store Coach. I was unemployed with no job prospects at the end of 2009. He took the time to really help me understand e-commerce and what I needed to do to make money, working...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd July 2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,118
Posted By ScooterDaMan
Re: Banned from Paypal/Limited by Paypal, but you still need to pay using them? Here's a workaround.

I was under the impression that PayPal also blocks you by IP address as well as shipping address. How did you get around that?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd July 2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,423
Posted By ScooterDaMan
Re: Most Profitable Type Of Website

Most profitable is e commerce. They should all get the same traffic if they are marketed the same. I'm not sure how you "convert" something on facebook or twitter; though, they are tools that you use...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd July 2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,981
Posted By ScooterDaMan
Re: Which is the best e-store platform

No experience with Shopify, sorry. Big Commerce is excellent as is Magento. The real answer depends on how much PHP, CSS and HTML you know, how much you want to customize your website, how much you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd July 2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,174
Posted By ScooterDaMan
Re: What's with IM and Hostgator?

As others have said, superior (and patient) customer service is my number one reason. You never really realize how much you value superior customer service until you deal with a company that doesn't...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th June 2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,120
Posted By ScooterDaMan
Re: Is there a way to Invest money and make a Profit every time?

Sorry; just trying to inject a little humor into a thread that WAS posted to just yesterday.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th June 2012, 06:44 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,120
Posted By ScooterDaMan
Re: Is there a way to Invest money and make a Profit every time?

Yes, it's called insider trading. Don't get caught, though!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th June 2012, 06:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,002
Posted By ScooterDaMan
Re: What Word Count Do You Use For Your Articles?

Minimum 300 words; no maximum, provided you are writing something compelling.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th June 2012, 06:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By ScooterDaMan
Re: Do you need a license?

This is very state-specific, so you should definitely check with you state before just guessing. There is an excellent article about setting up a business entity and what you need at Internet...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th June 2012, 06:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By ScooterDaMan
Re: What are by your opinion best strategies to earn some more money with $100.000 investment?

I make a full time living in ecommerce as the owner of six websites. I learned from the guys who run storecoach.com (http://storecoach.com), which is a TOTALLY FREE e commerce learning course. Once...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th June 2012, 06:14 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 100,192
Posted By ScooterDaMan
Re: How to open a US bank account as a non-resident?

Usually, you'll have a very tough time getting a US bank account without residency or without establishing a US business identity. I have not used them (I live in the US), but I have heard very good...
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