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Forum: Off Topic Forum 27th May 2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 872
Posted By Bill Jenkins
Re: My 2000th post

Congratulations! You're a good contributor. Keep it up!

Bill
Forum: Mind Warriors 26th May 2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 965
Posted By Bill Jenkins
My experience with mirror affirmations...

Hey fellow Warriors,

I just wanted to quickly share my experience with mirror affirmations. Basically you stand in front of a mirror fairly closely and look directly into your eyes. Then you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th May 2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,854
Posted By Bill Jenkins
Re: Just how important are Emails in IM?

The value of a list can vary depending on how it was obtained and how it's managed.

A list with only 1,000 highly targeted leads which are expertly managed can easily outpull a list of 10,000...
Forum: Email Marketing 26th May 2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,173
Posted By Bill Jenkins
Re: Is it worth it to make an email list?

Why throw away the traffic? With your kind of numbers you could build a very good list while expending almost no extra effort. I harp at my offline clients all the time for not taking the list...
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th May 2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,030
Posted By Bill Jenkins
Re: I just got 6 new paying clients from a single $175 newspaper ad...

The service I was offering was SEO/PPC as well as general marketing. This could include copy for their website, direct mail letters, PURL postcards, email follow up sequences etc. They can pick...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th May 2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,030
Posted By Bill Jenkins
6 new paying clients from one local newspaper ad...

Hey fellow Warriors...

About a week ago I decided to run an ad in a local newspaper for my offline services. I normally use trade publications and PURL postcards for lead generation so I did this...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 24th May 2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 983
Posted By Bill Jenkins
Re: about PPC which many of you mention here.

Have you looked into offline traffic sources?

I would very much recommend them over PPC. Google and other PPC providers have all sorts of quality score and other hurdles to get any sort of...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 24th May 2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,089
Posted By Bill Jenkins
Re: Help! Google ads getting negative ROI

Instead of trying to optimize google adwords I would highly recommend looking into offline traffic sources. What you do is drive traffic from the real world through mediums such as trade...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 24th May 2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 925
Posted By Bill Jenkins
Re: Created a PPC-only site and qual score instantly dropped to 4/10

This is exactly why I always tell people to look into online/offline fusion systems for driving their traffic. You utilize offline marketing mediums like PURL postcards and trade publications and...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 23rd May 2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,900
Posted By Bill Jenkins
Re: 877 clicks and no sale.. I'm very frustrated

I would need to see your campaign to determine exactly what is going wrong. Something is clearly amiss to be producing numbers like that...

Is the traffic tightly targeted to your landing pages...
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd May 2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,957
Posted By Bill Jenkins
Re: Is cold calling effective for web design

I would highly recommend looking into alternate lead generation techniques instead of cold calling. I have done it all and find cold calling a time consuming and low performing activity.

I for...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 5th May 2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,293
Posted By Bill Jenkins
Re: Bing Ads Become Very Strict

I'll let you in on a secret I've discovered from first hand testing.

The absolute best, highest converting and most profitable traffic comes from offline sources. There isn't even a comparison...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th May 2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 775
Posted By Bill Jenkins
Re: Who here is making a living off IM

I've been making a very nice full time income from IM and offline marketing since 2006. I've developed and honed multiple methods over the years which work beautifully. I like to rotate through...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th May 2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 501
Posted By Bill Jenkins
Re: No traffic for my site

I know this is the SEO section but I must say from large quantities of personal experience that buying traffic is far easier and more profitable. (If your website is good of course.)

I can...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th January 2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,975
Posted By Bill Jenkins
Re: What is the FIRST Rule of Internet Marketing???

Good answers...

I say, find a good niche, and provide a better customer experience than anyone else in that niche.

This comes in the form of providing more value and giving freely. I've...
Forum: Mind Warriors 13th November 2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,809
Posted By Bill Jenkins
Re: The Danger Of Thinking Big

I agree with the OP. It's my experience that thinking huge can stifle you and make you feel like a failure even if you achieve quite a lot.

Say a person sets out to make $100 million. But in...
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th November 2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,755
Posted By Bill Jenkins
Re: How I've been getting lots of clients from trade publications...

Good questions...

Cold calling falls at absolutely the bottom of my list. I simply hated it and found it very ineffective in comparison the other methods.

People talk about cold calling all...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th November 2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 784
Posted By Bill Jenkins
Why I Hate SEO...

Hey guys,

So I did the SEO game for just over 7 years. And in that time I had a lot of success.

But you know what? Now that I've won my stripes I've discovered how much easier it is to get...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th November 2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By Bill Jenkins
Re: What's your biggest frustration with hiring?

My worst frustration is keeping hourly employees doing their work and not texting or surfing facebook. Sometimes I walk in and my assistant quickly puts her phone down. I know she's been texting up...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th November 2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,697
Posted By Bill Jenkins
Re: Your best niche so far?

You've got to realize something about this game. When somebody digs and researches and finds a small niche market which makes them good money it's not in their interest to post about how great it is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th November 2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 756
Posted By Bill Jenkins
Re: What do i have to buy?

Your question needs to be more specific. What are you looking to achieve? What marketing mediums do you want to target?

There are so many options it's crazy. I've personally done a lot of...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 13th November 2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 961
Posted By Bill Jenkins
Re: CPA networks

It depends on if you want a flash in the pan commission or an ongoing income stream. It really depends on you. Obviously for long term purposes you would want to be collecting emails and building...
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th November 2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,755
Posted By Bill Jenkins
How I've been getting lots of clients from trade publications...

Hey Warriors,

I want to give you my experience with trade publications in regards to getting offline clients.

I've done everything from direct mail, to ppc, to cold calling and more to get...
Forum: Email Marketing 19th October 2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 691
Posted By Bill Jenkins
Re: Which kind of emails you should send to build relationship in IM niche?

Usually I send a quick email alerting them to something I have for them on the site they opted into. It's usually either a blog post or a pdf file they can download. For short tips and tricks I use...
Forum: Email Marketing 19th October 2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 691
Posted By Bill Jenkins
Re: Which kind of emails you should send to build relationship in IM niche?

I always use a 4-1 value to pitch protocol. I send 4 emails with nothing but value and then 1 pitch email. Even the pitch email contains some sort of value.

This will set you apart from the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th October 2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 817
Posted By Bill Jenkins
Re: Affiliate Marketing - What to look for... Competition or No competition?

I prefer markets with medium level competition. This way I know sales are being made and the market is alive, but the competition isn't too brutal.

Of course you do have to look pretty closely...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th October 2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 596
Posted By Bill Jenkins
Re: Are You Using Internet Marketing To Make Money? Change The World? Or Both?

Thats a good point you made there about not giving too much of yourself too early.

Good insight indeed goingdeep!

Bill
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th October 2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,120
Posted By Bill Jenkins
Re: Procrastination Is Not Laziness.

I love the illustration above! I've fallen into that trap before years ago.

Sometimes you just have to get started and go through the pain to get the ball rolling.

Bill
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th October 2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 596
Posted By Bill Jenkins
Re: Are You Using Internet Marketing To Make Money? Change The World? Or Both?

I'm personally a mixture of both. I like to provide very high quality products and services and turn a profit. But there's nothing quite like the feeling of truly helping someone or the world.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th October 2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 474
Posted By Bill Jenkins
Re: Analyzing Your Competitors For E-mail Marketing

The main thing I look for when entering a market is what level the competition is operating at. Are they clearly noobies with little skill? Are they pretty decent with a few major contenders? Or...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th October 2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By Bill Jenkins
Re: How to track my opt-in rate?

NatesMarketing is right on the money. That's exactly what I do as well. Simple enough and pretty easy to use.

Very nice!

Bil
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th October 2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,027
Posted By Bill Jenkins
Re: How do I promote online courses

Here's what I do and it works great.

I target a market, run small inexpensive ads to generate leads, then convert those leads over the course a 6 part follow up sequence. I give free value of...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th October 2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 22,987
Posted By Bill Jenkins
Re: Postcard Marketing Works!! I Ran a local EDDM postcard campaign, here are my results!

Good job!

I to have run a number of successful postcard campaigns as well. They are a tried and true marketing method if done properly.

Bill
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th August 2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,495
Posted By Bill Jenkins
Re: Biggest Reason Why People Fail in Internet Marketing

Not knowing what you're doing is the first problem.

Knowing what to do, but not doing it is the second problem.

And knowing what to do, then doing it and getting a lackluster initial result...
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th January 2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,232
Posted By Bill Jenkins
Re: I took action

Great work! Most people never get as far as you already have.

You're bound to succeed in a big way with the way you're working it. And you'll soon hone your pitch and your conversions will...
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th January 2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,403
Posted By Bill Jenkins
Re: Strategies for Getting Past The Gatekeeper?

I send a fedex envelope directly to the owner. This always gets delivered and opened. After all, wouldn't you open a fedex if it showed up? I know I would.

This has worked extremely well for...
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th January 2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 843
Posted By Bill Jenkins
Re: Cold Calling Markets

Your offer sounds good. I've personally had good luck targeting plumbers and electricians. White collar professions can be a little more challenging as the people tend to be more skeptical/scared...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th January 2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 692
Posted By Bill Jenkins
Re: best internet marketing material for newbies?

This forum is great for noobs. The info contained here will get you started on the right foot. Then once you're making money you can invest in some personal mentoring from a successful person which...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th January 2011, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 707
Posted By Bill Jenkins
Re: Are clickbank vendors allowed to promote their own product?

Yes, I've done this with no problems. I had PPC campaigns and articles going for a product while it was active and being promoted by affiliates on clickbank.

Bill
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th January 2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By Bill Jenkins
Re: Other ways to be an affiliate marketer.

I've driven traffic via craigslist to affiliate offers with good success. No blog or anything. Just a solid ad direct linked to the sales or opt in page of the product.

Hope this helps!

Bill
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th January 2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By Bill Jenkins
Re: Where to find and create relationships with potential JV partner or affiliates?

Hey Jo,

I've found the best way to attract J.V.s is by sending out a fedex envelope with a proposal. Fedex envelopes garner unmatched attention from potential partners. They seem to always get...
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th January 2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 844
Posted By Bill Jenkins
Re: whats methods do your clients use to pay you.

I prefer cashiers checks but I'll allow other forms if the client really wants it.

Better to cater to them than lose them to someone else in my opinion. A little flexibility goes a long way in...
Forum: Mind Warriors 26th January 2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 627
Posted By Bill Jenkins
Re: Success And Limiting Beliefs

Yeah, small actions lead to bigger and actions and momentum in my experience. And those pesky limiting beliefs really do play a role in how we see reality and respond to it.

I notice if I just...
Forum: Mind Warriors 26th January 2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 894
Posted By Bill Jenkins
Re: How Many Hours Per Day Do You Spend Working Your IM Biz?

I tend to work about 6 hours per day on weekdays and maybe 2 on weekends. A nice and light schedule! It varies though.

But when I'm working, I'm working. I don't count forum time and such as...
Forum: Mind Warriors 26th January 2011, 06:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 610
Posted By Bill Jenkins
Re: What is the purpose you have discovered in life?

My purpose is to better myself in all ways so I can actually help others. If I have a lot of money, joy, peace and health I can share those things with others.

So bettering myself to ultimately...
Forum: Mind Warriors 26th January 2011, 06:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,770
Posted By Bill Jenkins
Re: Inspiration And Advice From Will Smith

I love Will Smith. Seems like a good guy and his philosophy has obviously worked for him. A good person to model no doubt.

Thanks for taking the time to share!

Bill
Forum: Mind Warriors 26th January 2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 516
Posted By Bill Jenkins
Re: If you're not sure you're an expert, no one else will be

I agree. Who wants to follow someone who's not sure of themself? Not me.

But when you brim with confidence and real world information it becomes like a magnetic force that's hard to resist.
...
Forum: Mind Warriors 26th January 2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By Bill Jenkins
Re: Is A Team Really Needed?

I like teams no doubt and think they're very powerful. But I built up several online businesses without one. So while it's very helpful to stimulate thought and action I don't think it's required. ...
Forum: Mind Warriors 26th January 2011, 05:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By Bill Jenkins
Re: If you don't have the correct mindset, can you succeed online?

In my experience a positive mindset leads to action. When you feel pumped up and hold great thoughts of success in your mind your body will follow with action.

It's when the mind is bogged down...
Forum: Mind Warriors 26th January 2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 692
Posted By Bill Jenkins
Re: Have You Ever Felt This Way?

I used to be a youtube junkie. Those darn related video just keep pulling your in! One more turns into ten more turns into an all day youtube fest.

Then there's forums and googling around for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th January 2011, 05:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 760
Posted By Bill Jenkins
Re: Argh, clickbank... you suck.

Craigslist has become a place where a lot of scam artists dwell. So getting a product about it approved will be difficult.

Why don't you go around and line up some J.V. partners to promote your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th January 2011, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By Bill Jenkins
Re: Solo Ads

I find them quite effective. The key is to find targeted, quality lists. There are good ones and bad ones. I like to subscribe to the list to see what sort of content they put out. If you notice...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th January 2011, 05:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 770
Posted By Bill Jenkins
Re: Most Effective Form Of Advertising? If You Could Only Use One?

I'd take an endorsed mailing to a rabid list of my market anyday. Think about it...how are the big launches done...endorsed mailings. They work every time I set them up.

Getting people on...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th January 2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 644
Posted By Bill Jenkins
Re: PLR question

.doc is what I prefer. Easy to edit.

I'd avoid pdf because as the other poster stated they are a nightmare to edit and I always suggest slightly editing PLR content.

You cant go wrong with...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th January 2011, 05:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 736
Posted By Bill Jenkins
Re: I am spinning my wheels! Could I benefit from having a mentor?

My favorite way to learn anything rapidly is to get with someone I KNOW gets the results I want to get. I like to meet with them in person if possible.

If you pay well they'll spill their best...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th January 2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By Bill Jenkins
Re: How would YOU sell this product?

I love selling email delivered content that's dripped as often as you like. People get each module in their inbox to go through at their leisure.

Plus if it needs updating you can just tweak...
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