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Forum: Offline Marketing 4th October 2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,538
Posted By ShawnSells
Re: SMS Marketing - Offer to Local Businesses Offline

The best way this has worked for me is to offer a free trial. Get them to take baby steps first - its easier.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th June 2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,160
Posted By ShawnSells
Re: Dangers of Coffee Shop Entrepreneurism

Yes, I'd say so. It's amazing what people will ignore or think isn't important. Crazy.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th May 2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By ShawnSells
Re: Am I on the right road with my service?

At the early stage its about targeting your services. Content to establish credibility is important, but alone it will not launch your services business.

Jason's suggestion is a good one. It's...
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd April 2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,243
Posted By ShawnSells
Re: Analysts: Groupon May Be Falling Fast

I have a client who used Groupon and was very disappointed. It's starts out sounding like a great deal for the business, but it's often not the case. The customers can get a steal at the better...
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd April 2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,640
Posted By ShawnSells
Re: I Need Help With Craigslist

I have found many of the services purporting to get your CL ads listed and stick, have no better success than I was having myself. It will probably take trying many to find someone reliable. CL is...
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd April 2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,067
Posted By ShawnSells
Re: Who Has the BEST WSO on Consistant Offline Client Generation - No Cold Calling

I've bought many offline WSO's that teach direct mail, not cold calling. One of the best I got long ago, but I still think it's the most useful. Its' called magicmailings...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th April 2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 661
Posted By ShawnSells
Re: Instantly Polish Your WSOs

Does the OP know if there is a specific template in MS Word that creates a booklet and includes page numbers etc? I may have missed it , I have Word 2007.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th April 2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,723
Posted By ShawnSells
Re: Good Logo Design Software?

Just my opinion, but while Photoshop is great, it does take some time to become proficient at it.

Really good professional logos and the skill to produce them do not come overnight. The little...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th April 2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,357
Posted By ShawnSells
Re: Which auto responder is the easiest to import contact to?

Has anyone tried IMNICA for this? I know they permit adding subscribers without confirmation.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th March 2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,741
Posted By ShawnSells
Re: My business email account was hacked! Lesson: check your "sent" folder

Dana, thats too bad. I had same thing happen to me, and it was a Yahoo account. They did the same thing right away: started sending emails, asking people in my phone book for money! Almost funny, as...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th March 2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,667
Posted By ShawnSells
Re: Paypal ATM Card Holders: New Fees

This has been my exact same experience. The total is $3. But, even if it went up slightly, I'd still use it just due to the convenience.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th March 2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,208
Posted By ShawnSells
Re: WarriorForum "No Data Received" Error...Anyone Else Getting This?

Yes, lots of connection problems with WF lately. I assume it may be because of the increased traffic.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th March 2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,608
Posted By ShawnSells
Re: Paypal took money out of my friends bank account without permission.

100% correct. Any company's TOS will never trump state or federal statutes. You see companies disclaiming responsibility all the time in their posted notices, online and offline. But attorneys...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th March 2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,582
Posted By ShawnSells
Re: WSO Sellers... The Most Important Email You Will Read?

As long as the email product pitch is in the niche I'm interested in, I don't have a problem with it. If I'm not in the mood to read it, I just delete it. It's no loss either way. I had no...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th March 2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,354
Posted By ShawnSells
Re: Big Guru IM Launches Dead?

It's hard not to think that sky-high refunds didn't hurt the IM launch business. A friend of mine used to promote the $2,000+ launches for the big commissions. She did sell quite a few, but also got...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th February 2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,182
Posted By ShawnSells
Re: Warriors Sneaking In Affiliate Links On WSOs!

Its' people trying to get around the removal of links signature on wso threads. So, they think they're being sneaky. And I agree with Mick, it also encourages fake reviews.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th February 2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 703
Posted By ShawnSells
Re: Will sell my product on WSO

Since some have mentioned the value of getting affiliates to mail for you, it's true. (Hard to get many sales just by launching and bumping.)

However, in trying to get affiliates interested, it's...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th December 2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,281
Posted By ShawnSells
Re: Case Study: Selling on Craigslist for a Profit

I find in many categories, Craigslist is only effective selling lower price, under $50 items. I know there's exceptions, but thats where I have had success. Selling a $400 older pc I'd say isn't as...
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th December 2011, 04:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 953
Posted By ShawnSells
Re: Advice I Gave A New Marketer Close To Her First Deal Tonite

This kind of coaching is not so easy to get from others, I have to say. It's so timely, and I'm wondering how this client presentation worked out. Care to share more, Bruce?
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th December 2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 875
Posted By ShawnSells
Re: Is outsourcing the cold calls a good idea?

When I tried to outsource initial calls, I ended up disappointed with the results.
Lots of interest up front, but lots of excuses instead of appointment later. I did find very experienced...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th December 2011, 02:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,407
Posted By ShawnSells
Re: Any reputation management WSO's?

Have you seen this one? I got it and it's very good.

http://www.warriorforum.com/warrior-special-offers-forum/465004-offline-reputation-repair-consultant-2500-per-client.html
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th October 2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 725
Posted By ShawnSells
Re: How much do you pay

I have more than one host. The cheapest is only $4 a month. My other one is $15 a month.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th October 2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 893
Posted By ShawnSells
Re: The Vital Importance of Saying No to the Wrong Clients

Thats what I've experienced too. I began not wanting to lose any leads and opportunities. I was very flexible, and after awhile realized that it was only making things worse. I now believe the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th October 2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,288
Posted By ShawnSells
Re: Are YOU Being Scammed Too? Potentially Bogus PayPal Orders - Any Idea Why?

Since it all happened in the last week, I would give it more time to shake out. You may be right, and you end up getting a bunch of Paypal transaction reversed. Not too good, but you just notified...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th October 2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,132
Posted By ShawnSells
Re: Looks like banks are competing with Paypal now

Pretty much any competition is good competition. Paypal is so well-established though, I think any move by banks to do this will still be limited in it's reach. They would have to design it as more...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th October 2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 720
Posted By ShawnSells
Re: Need advice on finding clickbank affiliates.

Getting affiliates on clickbank is not such an automatic or easy task. Its' very competitive, and you'd be surprised what product vendors are doing to attract affiliates.
I'm an affiliate and have...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th October 2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,439
Posted By ShawnSells
Re: Credit Card Hacked. Be Careful Warriors

That's really not that unusual. There are card number thieves all over. Recall reading an article in the NYTs a while back about how people in some countries viewed account hacking and card number...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th October 2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 438
Posted By ShawnSells
Re: WSO $1?

Not sure, but I think the 99 cents is only the first charge. After you run the wso, warrior plus takes the balance up to the $19 out of your first couple sales.
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th October 2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 949
Posted By ShawnSells
Re: Is attracting clients the same as attracting women?

...or just bring a beautiful woman with you when you make cold calls!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th October 2011, 11:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 570
Posted By ShawnSells
Re: The Bigger Picture

Thats a good idea, and I actually know someone planning to do that. Its a market that would be compatible with your passions, right?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th October 2011, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,088
Posted By ShawnSells
Re: My Top 5 Google News SEO Ranking Factors

Robert, thanks! these are great tips. The point about it must contain text is important. So many send in videos and such, with nothing added. And it's a mistake.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th September 2011, 05:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By ShawnSells
Re: My opt-in on sales page

What Jeanne is saying makes sense. If your opt-in is on your sales page, it may distract from buying and you end up getting subscribers instead - not so bad, as long as that is what you want.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th September 2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 698
Posted By ShawnSells
Re: What is the video equivalent of EZA?

Any of the big video sites would be the equivalent of EZA. In some ways, better than EZA, since there's not all the requirements to post. However, that's also a negative as most videos are filled...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th September 2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,671
Posted By ShawnSells
Re: $0.99 Unlimited + Private .COM Domain Registration Until Halloween!

It's too bad, there's so many negative threads about 1and1 domains on wf. Maybe that's why they have to offer so cheap a price.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th September 2011, 04:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 848
Posted By ShawnSells
Re: How to track down a scammer?

I like the chargeback idea, especially if the host is out of country. It really bites that someone can do that and probably get away with it.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th September 2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,063
Posted By ShawnSells
Re: Do you outsource?

The first thing I outsourced as soon as I started making money was backlinking, because I hate doing it. When I sell a website to a business, that's something I have done automatically. I consider it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th September 2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By ShawnSells
Re: The first thing I'm going to outsource when I start making money?

I ignore most of the mess in my place, so it keeps me from wanting a housekeeper.
But I'm one who has to clean up after the dog, but I still love him.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th September 2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 716
Posted By ShawnSells
Re: Good Alternative to Paypal

Holding funds for 10 days could become the norm in the future for many of these payment processors. I wouldn't expect any others to be more liberal.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th September 2011, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 873
Posted By ShawnSells
Re: Banners Ads: Old School or ... Still Cool?

I'd guess it's like any other ad media, in that you need a good headline, and a good offer. I know I personally have clicked on many banners.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th September 2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,643
Posted By ShawnSells
Re: Good Grief - How Do Fiverr Sellers Make Any Money!?

I felt the same way the first time I saw Fiverr. Seemed like a big waste of time, but I understand there are marketers who are able to leverage these almost free gigs into some real money - at least...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th September 2011, 07:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By ShawnSells
Re: Why Split-Testing Is Sexy?

Hard to argue with that. Testing is foundational to all direct response marketing. It's usually best to test only big things, as most little changes end up being neutral if you test long enough.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th September 2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 619
Posted By ShawnSells
Re: My Biggest Mistakes I Realized!

I think it's easy to fall into this trap. Sometimes, it's because it seems quicker to find something else, rather than buckle down and apply the information you already have. The 'shiny object'...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th September 2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 604
Posted By ShawnSells
Re: High Bounce Rate - Help??

First impression is it looks too plain. I could be wrong, but it makes me think there's nothing interesting there. Maybe more graphics, but still having to do with distortion pedals.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th September 2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,216
Posted By ShawnSells
Re: Making money with ebooks

All the above is good advice, but you'll find it will come down to getting traffic. That's where most fail, since its pretty easy to write an ebook or have one written. But targeted traffic is a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th September 2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,060
Posted By ShawnSells
Re: do you think classified ad like craiglist is still profitable?

Keep in mind, big, big companies like ebay have tried to compete with C/L in the classified ad sites and haven't been very successful at all.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th September 2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,429
Posted By ShawnSells
Re: Some People Need To Get A Reality Check

Experts say, one out of four adults suffers from mental illness. lol!

Including one out of four of the 'experts'. Steve, people who send ridiculous emails like that are either mental or jealous.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th September 2011, 06:36 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,320
Posted By ShawnSells
Re: Anyone else seeing a HUGE drop in clickbank sales?

Putting aside Clickbanks problems with registering hops correctly, it would pay to know if overall online ordering has taken a dip. This might be a bad time of the year in general. Just thinking of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th September 2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,395
Posted By ShawnSells
Re: .99 cent .com domains

It's kind of hard to imagine they are so bad, and still in business. 99 cents is tempting, but it if they keep billing after you cancel, not sure it's worth it.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th September 2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,389
Posted By ShawnSells
Re: Marketing Your Business Why Free does Not Work

Free can work in many niches and categories. But I do think in the over-saturated IM niches it's becoming less effective. I know people here who have built lists of almost entirely freebee...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th September 2011, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 691
Posted By ShawnSells
Re: Paypal Moves Offline ---

I'm trying to imagine why merchants will be swayed to use PayPal? What would be the big advantage to them?
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th September 2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,478
Posted By ShawnSells
Re: EUREKA! I just Hit the Motherlode!

Don, these are both great ideas. QR codes on cup sleeves makes total sense. This is definitely worth testing some more. In fact, almost anything that businesses have been advertising on could be...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th September 2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 807
Posted By ShawnSells
Re: Put a Little Vegas In Your Business...

Vegas is awesome! Maybe, if it's legal, offer to enter buyers of your product or ebook, whatever, into a drawing for a free product - a bonus. Make it worth at least as much as what they are buying.
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th September 2011, 06:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 909
Posted By ShawnSells
Re: When it comes to offline client websites do you...

To this point I host all of them on my reseller account. I charge a monthly fee and have yet to have any of the problems mentioned above. Even if they were hosted by someone else, what's to say they...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th September 2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,327
Posted By ShawnSells
Re: Simple Cash Ideas For Newbies - Stuff That You Can Learn Easily And Make Money.

Thanks John! That is basically what I did to get started. If you are able to get a client who's a center of influence, then it becomes easier.
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th September 2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,844
Posted By ShawnSells
Re: [OFFLINE NEWBIES] - AVOID BEING SCAMMED by Knowing What to Expect in Your New Offline Business

Thanks Ben for calling her/him out. It's risk to say anything negative about anyone here, but you deserve credit for doing the research and putting it out there. Evie's numbers did sound outlandish,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th September 2011, 05:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 980
Posted By ShawnSells
Re: Business Card Tip!

That's what I was taught by someone who does a heck of a lot of business, locally. For example, if you go to a chamber meeting or any kind of event, it's much more important how many cards you get,...
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