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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd September 2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,083
Posted By Derek Thomas
Re: How to make money online... (what's your bridge?)

I agree.

The only thing about the "details" you mentioned is that there are dozens of different sets depending on what you're selling, know what I mean? The details for method A may be different...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd September 2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,083
Posted By Derek Thomas
Re: How to make money online... (what's your bridge?)

Not really.

I'm a writer, and I SELL my copywriting services. I'm also a consultant, and I SELL those services as well. These are not ways to make money "other than selling", that IS selling.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd September 2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,083
Posted By Derek Thomas
How to make money online... (what's your bridge?)

Many of you reading this thread right now are searching for ways to make money online. You're browsing the forum, buying WSOs, and just trying to figure this whole thing out.

Granted, there's a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th September 2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,058
Posted By Derek Thomas
Re: How did you find your niche?

If your question was how to find a niche, then my answer would be... proper keyword research. Judging by your custom user title ("KING OF KEYWORDS"), I'd say you probably agree.

In general people...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th September 2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,068
Posted By Derek Thomas
Re: How do I get rid of WSO spam?

This is part of my morning ritual. When checking my email I go to my Spam folder and follow the steps above. Sadly, it doesn't prevent the same amount of spam (or more) from arriving the next day,...
Forum: Warrior Special Offers 16th April 2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,510
Posted By Derek Thomas
Re: [FREE 1-ON-1 COACHING SESSION] - Let Me FAST TRACK You To IM Success (FREE, FREE, FREE!!)

A PM will be just fine, but your best option (which I tell to all those who PM me) is just to click the orange "Get Your FREE Session Now" button. That's the best/fastest/easiest way to get started,...
Forum: Warrior Special Offers 11th April 2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,510
Posted By Derek Thomas
Re: [FREE 1-ON-1 COACHING SESSION] - Let Me FAST TRACK You To IM Success (FREE, FREE, FREE!!)

Great to hear from you Graham. I'm happy to hear you're already seeing success (you're ahead of the game!). I'd love to help you take it to the next level. Responding to your PM now.




Hi...
Forum: Warrior Special Offers 31st March 2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,510
Posted By Derek Thomas
(Derek's Coaching) - Build Your List, Make Your First Sale, Achieve Your Goals - GET A FREE SESSION!

Order Status: Now Accepting New Clients (3 of 10 Spots Open)

http://www.ifocusmarketing.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Coaching_WSO_Headline.gif


From: Derek Thomas, (Full-Time Internet...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th February 2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By Derek Thomas
Re: PDF sites and business

There's no one right answer. I have some that are over 40 pages in length. Most though, only 5-7 pages.

Do you plan on building an email list?
Do you have a product picked out yet?

Best,
Derek
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th February 2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By Derek Thomas
Re: PDF sites and business

The key word there is... "maybe".

You could do a lot of different things. Using these PDF sharing sites like you're talking about is step 6 (That's an arbitrary step number by the way...I'm making...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st December 2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,478
Posted By Derek Thomas
Re: famous marketer's outline for making an easy $3k a month - my observations

The power of perspective is so very interesting because you and I have WAAAAAY different views of the P90X program. It's interesting because it's the same with everything in life, isn't it? Two...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th December 2013, 02:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 339
Posted By Derek Thomas
Re: I need Advice to Get that FREE TRAFFIC

Check this out: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-internet-marketing-discussion-forum/877078-all-one-traffic-tips.html

Also, I'd ask if you're targeting the right keywords.

Derek
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th December 2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,478
Posted By Derek Thomas
Re: famous marketer's outline for making an easy $3k a month - my observations

Thanks for sharing. An interesting aside: I never said anything about email specifically in my original post. I did imply it yes in my use of the word "list", and I do believe in building an email...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th December 2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,478
Posted By Derek Thomas
Re: famous marketer's outline for making an easy $3k a month - my observations

At the risk of sounding sarcastic, did you even read the post? Of course people have been posting this on the WF (and elsewhere) for years. In fact, that was my point. My point was certain...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th December 2013, 10:13 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,478
Posted By Derek Thomas
Re: famous marketer's outline for making an easy $3k a month - my observations

Well said.

Often times when I'm consulting with people on how to get started online I encourage them to consider what services they can provide, whether that be writing or design or whatever. I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th December 2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,478
Posted By Derek Thomas
Re: famous marketer's outline for making an easy $3k a month - my observations

I've said this a couple of times, but it's worth repeating: it's simple, but it's not easy; otherwise, everyone would be doing it. I used the word "easy" in the thread title, but have since corrected...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th December 2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,478
Posted By Derek Thomas
Re: famous marketer's outline for making an easy $3k a month - my observations

Here's what I think the main problem is: it's too easy to mentally tick the "I know this" box without ever actually doing it. I'm known around the Forum for my keyword research services, and even...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th December 2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,478
Posted By Derek Thomas
Re: famous marketer's outline for making an easy $3k a month - my observations

If you're stuck and unsure of how to drive traffic, then that is your "knowledge gap" you need to fill. Coby did a fine job of providing an overview, which I've quoted below. The point of my post...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th December 2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,478
Posted By Derek Thomas
Re: famous marketer's outline for making an easy $3k a month - my observations

How would you define "the basics" then?



I agree, and said as much a couple of different times in my post. The interesting thing though is you can strip them down to make the 4 steps even more...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th December 2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,478
Posted By Derek Thomas
Re: famous marketer's outline for making an easy $3k a month - my observations

There's a whole lot of thought behind a high converting squeeze page, and unfortunately I won't be able to answer all of your questions in this thread. The good news though is there's a ton of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th December 2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,478
Posted By Derek Thomas
Re: famous marketer's outline for making an easy $3k a month - my observations

A quick Google search yielded these interesting results:

The Anatomy of a Perfect Squeeze Page Template | Digital Marketer (http://www.digitalmarketer.com/access/perfect-squeeze-page/)

20+ Free...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th December 2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,478
Posted By Derek Thomas
Re: famous marketer's outline for making an easy $3k a month - my observations

I work in multiple niches too. My advice though: pick the best niche and start there. Focus on the one. Get the one rolling. THEN transition to the second.

My two cents.

Derek
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th December 2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,478
Posted By Derek Thomas
Re: famous marketer's outline for making an easy $3k a month - my observations

Oh, and Mike... Your slight additions to the 4 steps were very important and worth noting in case anyone missed them. I know I did at first.

Look for the bold here....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th December 2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,478
Posted By Derek Thomas
Re: famous marketer's outline for making an easy $3k a month - my observations

Pretty much.

The sad thing is when you see people still running around wondering what they should be doing and how this whole thing works. Like I said, it's not the only way, but just because...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th December 2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,111
Posted By Derek Thomas
Re: I need an ebook written for $50

For fear of stating the obvious, let me say don't forget you could also consider rewriting some quality PLR. With your budget, you might have better luck using that approach.

Derek
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th December 2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,478
Posted By Derek Thomas
famous marketer's outline for making an easy $3k a month - my observations

I jumped on a conference call with a well known marketer the other day. He was presenting his method for earning an easy $3k a month. Here's what it was:

- Find a hot niche market.
- Create a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th July 2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,688
Posted By Derek Thomas
Re: 60+ ways of building backlinks

I'm not accusing Brian of anything.

I was the one being accused.

My WSO went live July 7th:...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th July 2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,688
Posted By Derek Thomas
60+ ways of building backlinks (& an interesting case study in ignorance, assumptions, & integrity)

Side note before I get into the backlinks: You'll notice a couple of faithful Warriors felt the need to call me out and accuse me of "copying" this list from another forum. It's all well and good to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th November 2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 788
Posted By Derek Thomas
Re: Is it better to re-launch an old WSO thread or start a new one for an updated product?

Excellent points Will, thanks so much. My initial question stemmed from the idea that people do swarm to, as you said, what's "new and hot". I appreciate your helpful insight.



The changes will...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd July 2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,273
Posted By Derek Thomas
Re: PayPal as only payment option, would it put you off making a purchase?

Personally, no it would not...not in the least. Might it some? Perhaps. I think, as you can tell from the answers provided above, that this is a personal preference and in large part is simply based...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd July 2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,421
Posted By Derek Thomas
Re: What would You do With $20

Is this a follow up to this thread? http://www.warriorforum.com/main-internet-marketing-discussion-forum/629047-if-you-had-make-20-100-end-tonight-only-using-internet-what-would-you-do.html

Derek
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd July 2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 697
Posted By Derek Thomas
Re: Help Please!!!

I concur with Joe above. Smart Passive Income is a great blog to read: Getting Started with Smart Passive Income (http://www.smartpassiveincome.com/passive-income-101/)

However I would highly,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th June 2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,832
Posted By Derek Thomas
Re: How good is Digital Access Pass's autoresponder plugin?

Customer Service has been phenomenal in my experience.

Derek
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st June 2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,268
Posted By Derek Thomas
Re: Where can I start in article writing?

Right here in the Warrior Forum, specifically the Warriors For Hire section.

That's where I got my start, and I was able to build a full time business as a result. It's a very active place and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st June 2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 934
Posted By Derek Thomas
Re: Membership Site Newbie! Advice Please

Both are great resources. No reason why you can't learn from each.

Derek
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st June 2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 934
Posted By Derek Thomas
Re: Membership Site Newbie! Advice Please

I can speak to DAP (Digital Access Pass) as well. Great product. Wishlist may be a bit simpler with less of a learning curve though.

Have you found good benefit from WP Mingle? Increased user...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st May 2012, 11:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 595
Posted By Derek Thomas
Re: Happy - No Spam Comments

CloudFlare is actually new to me, so thanks for that little tip. You may be hearing from me soon in regards to a guest spot on your blog.

Best,
Derek
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th May 2012, 02:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,544
Posted By Derek Thomas
Re: Help needed! Newbie here... have a great product, not sure of best way to test

I know it's been said, but the best way to test a product offering is to...well...just test it.



For a "consumer homegoods" product, pictures at the very least would I think be helpful. Videos...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th May 2012, 02:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,307
Posted By Derek Thomas
This Incredibly Simple Trick DOUBLED My Member Retention - I LOVE Membership Sites!

I'm a big fan of membership sites and the recurring income they can provide. However it's not technically "recurring" if people cancel within their first month, right? Thus member retention is ever...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th May 2012, 02:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,832
Posted By Derek Thomas
Re: How good is Digital Access Pass's autoresponder plugin?

Although I still use Aweber, I can completely vouch for DAP and their auto responder. If you don't have an Aweber account already, there really is no need at all. This is my unsolicited thumbs up for...
Forum: Website Design 25th May 2012, 01:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,152
Posted By Derek Thomas
Re: What Is The Best Way To Make A Squeeze Page?

I also vote for OptimizePress.

However you may also find this interesting, if not for the HTML templates, at least for the great information the video contains: The Anatomy of a Perfect Squeeze...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th April 2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,000
Posted By Derek Thomas
Re: How to start a membership site?

Here's a pretty helpful free resource to get you started:

How to Build a Membership Site in 48 Hours (http://www.seanogle.com/how-to/how-to-build-a-membership-site)

Although I would add Digital...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th April 2012, 02:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,302
Posted By Derek Thomas
Re: Free Keyword Research Tutorial

Perhaps James, however I disagree and here's why. Keyword Research is about so much more than just SEO. Sure, it's a critical component to SEO, but it's just as essential in PPC, article marketing,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th April 2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,302
Posted By Derek Thomas
Free Keyword Research Tutorial

Warriors,

Some of you know me as the "keyword research guy". It's just kind of my thing. I have a couple of WSOs on the topic and for the last 2 years I've even had an ongoing service-for-hire...
Forum: Warriors For Hire 2nd March 2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 31,489
Posted By Derek Thomas
Re: COPYWRITING >> Sales Letters, Squeeze Pages, AR's, Video Sales Letter Scripts, Affiliate Pages

Yep, got it. I had sent you one back straight away. Look forward to talking with you more there.

Best,
Derek
Forum: Copywriting 2nd March 2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 917
Posted By Derek Thomas
Re: Review Request: Critique My Headline Please

You're certainly right Steve, and I agree.

Fortunately I've already had nice success just from my WSO buyers lists. That has given me a solid membership base already for the last couple of months....
Forum: Warriors For Hire 2nd March 2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 31,489
Posted By Derek Thomas
Re: COPYWRITING >> Sales Letters, Squeeze Pages, AR's, Video Sales Letter Scripts, Affiliate Pages

Cesar,

Sent you an email last night. Drop me a note back whenever you can.

Thanks,
Derek
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd January 2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,442
Posted By Derek Thomas
Re: Wordpress vs Wix -- Which is Better?

User-friendly and aesthetically pleasing? Perhaps.

SEO friendly? Perhaps not as much, given these are flash websites. In this case, Wordpress wins hands down.

Best,
Derek
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th October 2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 885
Posted By Derek Thomas
Re: Marketing lessons from a chinese buffet

I grew up in Louisiana, and can hook you up with some killer frog legs harvested from right here in the good 'ole USA. Not as many options here in the Northwest though.

Derek
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th October 2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 885
Posted By Derek Thomas
Marketing lessons from a chinese buffet

I love Chinese food. My problem is with the chopsticks.

I had lunch with some friends today who all have pretty mad chopstick skills. Me? I still use a fork. No shame, but this has become quite...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th September 2011, 09:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 474
Posted By Derek Thomas
Re: What The?

Scam.

snopes.com: FBI ATM Cards Scam (http://www.snopes.com/crime/fraud/atmcard.asp)
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th August 2011, 01:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,019
Posted By Derek Thomas
Re: Offering free SEO analysis to potential clients - HELP!

Shifting back to the OP's original question...

Try this out: SEO Software. Simplified. | SEOmoz (http://www.seomoz.org)

It may be a wise move to wait until after you have some positive cash...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th May 2011, 03:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,403
Posted By Derek Thomas
FYI: Why .com doesn't matter

In my opinion, keyword research is the foundation to a successful website. It's the difference maker in your site ranking on page 24 of Google or page 1. By targeting the right keywords and simply...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th May 2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,896
Posted By Derek Thomas
Re: The "SECRET" to making money online...

I don't call it hypocritical. I call it marketing...especially considering you're truthful in the sales copy and have a legit and beneficial product.

It seems much of the issue with my original...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th May 2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,896
Posted By Derek Thomas
Re: The secret to making money online...

Who is this "us" and "we" you're talking about Andy?

It may not have told you anything you didn't already know, but isn't it a bit presumptuous to speak for the community as a whole?


...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th May 2011, 10:36 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,896
Posted By Derek Thomas
Re: The secret to making money online...

No it's not a "secret" per se (notice the tongue in cheek there) but it's certainly not as obvious as you may think. Many, many people miss this fundamental principle.



My point exactly....
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