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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2009, 02:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By Steven D Smith
Re: what would you do?

I have to concur with the other posters. Determine your skills and strong points. Sell it as a service to internet marketers.

The other option is to write articles and become an affiliate...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2009, 02:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,130
Posted By Steven D Smith
Re: Is this a dishonest marketer?

It's nice to see a lot of support being offered to the OP today. It was disappointing to see some Warrior Forum members supporting the seller last night.

Honoring a guarantee is a virtue every...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2009, 04:33 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,130
Posted By Steven D Smith
Re: Is this a dishonest marketer?

John,

Keep us updated on this as the days go by. Once the seller realizes this thread has become this popular(currently 52 posts), he will be shamed into giving the refund back.

Maybe we can...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2009, 04:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,049
Posted By Steven D Smith
Re: Upsell ADD. Is it myth or fact?

Shane, thanks for explaining that better than I was. That is exactly what I've been trying to say. Instant upsells make a customer feel like they have been conned in many instances. I have...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2009, 02:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,049
Posted By Steven D Smith
Re: Upsell ADD. Is it myth or fact?

Jazbo that explains the situation perfectly. Everyone has different views on this, but I would be willing to bet that your refund rate is much lower because of how you handle the initial sales stage...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2009, 01:29 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,130
Posted By Steven D Smith
Re: Is this a dishonest marketer?

I am a seller of goods also. However, I honor every request instantly, whether I agree with it or not. I also apologize to the buyer that my product did not meet his expectations.

An honorable...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2009, 12:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 869
Posted By Steven D Smith
Re: Is economy really that bad?

It may be the product you promoting does not convert well. sale in 685 hops would be enough for me to try another product.

Steve
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2009, 12:56 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,130
Posted By Steven D Smith
Re: Is this a dishonest marketer?

I don't need to know the person personally to know they owe this buyer a refund. If the seller is in a crisis situation it's up to him to say so.

I hope to never so business with you in the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2009, 12:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,049
Posted By Steven D Smith
Re: Upsell ADD. Is it myth or fact?

I do agree that there is much more money to be made by using the upsell strategy. I also think that in many cases, marketers may be turning their customers against them right off the bat, leading...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2009, 12:01 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,652
Posted By Steven D Smith
Re: Do You Prefer To Read or To Watch?

I much prefer reading to video. I prefer to read and study the material away from my computer. I spend enough time at my computer that I prefer to get away from it whenever I can.

Steve
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th November 2009, 11:57 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,130
Posted By Steven D Smith
Re: Is this a dishonest marketer?

My opinion is that clearly he is a dishonest seller. He is probably pretending to be making tens of thousands per week, when in fact he is just scraping by.

Hopefully he sees this thread and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th November 2009, 09:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 627
Posted By Steven D Smith
Re: OK, pretty new to IM and brand new to War Room...

If you look at the bottom of each post there is a "Thank you" button. Spend a little time on here and you will learn the ropes pretty quickly.

Steve
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th November 2009, 09:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,049
Posted By Steven D Smith
Re: Upsell ADD. Is it myth or fact?

After buying a product that promises the moon, like most internet products do. The last thing I'm interested in is finding out that what I just paid for is inferior.

The McDonalds comparison is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th November 2009, 09:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,049
Posted By Steven D Smith
Re: Upsell ADD. Is it myth or fact?

Personally I hate upsells. It always makes me think the product I'm buying is inferior or incomplete. I know marketers love them, but many customers don't.

Steve
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th November 2009, 09:09 PM
Replies: 529
Views: 38,988
Posted By Steven D Smith
Re: $50,000 (50 Thousand Dollars) before the Holidays - My Plan

I'm raising my hand. I have devised a solid plan for myself which I will be implementing starting tomorrow. Thanks for inspiring me. This is the exact reason I love the Warrior Forum.

Steve
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th November 2009, 08:48 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,555
Posted By Steven D Smith
Re: Am I Seeing Things Or Are We Getting An Influx Of "New" Members That.......

I'm glad I don't have numbers after name. I'm pretty low on the post count myself.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th November 2009, 08:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 591
Posted By Steven D Smith
Re: How I got my Spouse involved in IM

This is an inspiring story. My wife wants to help me with IM. I think this is a very good way to get her started.

Steve
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th November 2009, 11:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,002
Posted By Steven D Smith
Re: RANT - This Makes Me Sick!

1 thing I really hate as a customer, is buying a very hyped up product. After purchase you get all the upsells. It makes me feel like the original product wasn't good at all.

I know it's...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st August 2009, 05:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,196
Posted By Steven D Smith
Re: Any Artisteer Users Here?

I love Aristeer, my best online purchase to date.

Steve
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st August 2009, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 672
Posted By Steven D Smith
Re: Killer Resource For Newbies

I could not agree with you more. It took me a full year to learn this simple concept. Anything you need to learn, you can find on that website. Excellent advice Mark.

Steve
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th August 2009, 11:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 727
Posted By Steven D Smith
Re: Which Better For Ranking : Blogger Or Squidoo?

You will get a million different answers from this question. I have tried this in my niche, and Blogger has worked the best. I agree with the other responses to test it for your particular niche.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th August 2009, 11:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,022
Posted By Steven D Smith
Re: "The 7 Most Overrated Businesses"

That is most inteersting. I agree I much prefer websites with no traffic. Yahoo Small Business your list is pure genius.

Steve
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th August 2009, 09:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,374
Posted By Steven D Smith
Re: Wouldn't This Be Great

The closest you can get to this is creating your own products. I do like the idea though.

Steve
Forum: Off Topic Forum 30th August 2009, 09:28 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,771
Posted By Steven D Smith
Re: Mentoring for the “Flat Broke”

Jasmyne hang in there. A very large part of internet marketing is dealing with negative things. Internet marketing is based on testing and reacting. I actually liie your plan quite a bit.

Don't...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th August 2009, 08:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 969
Posted By Steven D Smith
Re: Mentor needed

For the money you spend on a coach, you could be probably do more with it by starting to invest it into your new business. I think you just have to believe in yourself and your abilities.

Steve
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th August 2009, 08:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,155
Posted By Steven D Smith
Re: Can you use Word Press as a "Business" site

There is nothing quite like WordPress. You can literally use it for anytime of website you could ever imagine. I create business websites out of WordPress everyday.

Steve
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th August 2009, 01:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 769
Posted By Steven D Smith
Re: How would you go about making $150 in a week?!

PLR articles are an easy to go. $150 in a week should not be a problem.

Steve
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th August 2009, 12:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 774
Posted By Steven D Smith
Re: Need to market, but never trusted marketing pitches

I don't personally like "selling" much either. I make it clear in my sales letters that I don't like "selling" or "hype" and this angle has worked well for me.

Very low key and factual has worked...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th August 2009, 12:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,782
Posted By Steven D Smith
Re: How'd you get so Rich?

I couldn't even imagine what it would be like making millions every month. Hopefully someday I'll find out.

Steve
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th August 2009, 12:28 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,334
Posted By Steven D Smith
Re: Please Stop Doing This

I also agree with John, and would rather choose to "opt in", rather than be forced to. It's a small annoyance, but it does make a difference.

Steve
Forum: Off Topic Forum 30th August 2009, 12:24 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,909
Posted By Steven D Smith
Re: Is it safe to put pictures of your child(ren) on the internet?

I am a former police officer, and I would strongly recommend keeping your kids pictures off the internet. I once arrested a man that told me he would pick out his "hopeful targets" by either...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th August 2009, 12:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 902
Posted By Steven D Smith
Re: Stop What You're Doing If You Don't Know What In The HELL Are You Writing About?

I've been very careful to stay away from niches that really need to be addressed by medical experts. For the good of the customer and myself(avoiding lawsuits).

Steve
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th August 2009, 11:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,546
Posted By Steven D Smith
Re: GoArticles or EzineArticles

I agree with the posters who say to submit you work to your site first, always. After that I honestly prefer Go Articles. I just got tired if waiting for Ezines. Sometimes they are quick and...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 26th August 2009, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 758
Posted By Steven D Smith
Re: Limitation on posting

I'm stuck in the same situation. I'm sure there is some logical reason for it. It just makes it difficult for new members like ourselves.

Steve
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th August 2009, 01:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 676
Posted By Steven D Smith
Re: Outsourcing Rant: Have You Done This Before?

Don't feel bad, I think everyone starts off without a solid plan. It's a part of the process. Every small failure leads you to success.

Steve
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th August 2009, 01:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,738
Posted By Steven D Smith
Re: .us worth it?

From my experience I have not noticed any difference in Google rankings for .us compared to .com. However for resale .com is clearly better.

Steve
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th August 2009, 12:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 851
Posted By Steven D Smith
Re: Newbie seeking advice on new AR service easy to setup

Thanks Audrey, I'm going to give them a look.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th August 2009, 12:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 851
Posted By Steven D Smith
Re: Newbie seeking advice on new AR service easy to setup

Audrey if you're still around, how has the deliverability been with WizardResponder 2.0. I'm looking for a cheaper alternative to the big guns, without sacrificing much quality.

Steve
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th August 2009, 11:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 725
Posted By Steven D Smith
Re: Where to go while waiting for EZA

I'm in the minority, but I actually prefer GoArricles to Ezines anyway. It will be much faster to at least publish a few articles to GoArticles, to get yourself some early potential for traffic.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th August 2009, 11:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,615
Posted By Steven D Smith
Re: How to make $50,000 a year, and work your own hours

2 weeks ago I was in Nashville and my daughter and I went out for lunch to Taco Bell. A lady approached us and said she needed "money for 'lunch". She said she "hadn't had anything to eat in 3...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th August 2009, 11:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,100
Posted By Steven D Smith
Re: I Had My First $100 Day

Nothing better than a surprise $100 bill waiting for you. I hope you keep making several of those everyday from here on out!
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