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Forum: Beginners Area 9th August 2022, 08:34 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,467
Posted By kilgore
Re: Lost my job and searching for a business idea

My advice: find another job

I'm probably old fashioned, but I came up with a business idea before I started my business. I also didn't rely on a bunch of online strangers who know almost nothing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th August 2022, 08:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 343
Posted By kilgore
Re: Does signature link in forums has any worth?

I'd respectfully suggest that you're asking the wrong question. The measly $5 investment in a forum signature is immaterial. The question is whether it's worth it to invest the time in forum...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th September 2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 12,447
Posted By kilgore
Re: Making money, 101 to 999...your thoughts?

Coming into this late so I don't claim I've read every post on this thread. If I bring up something that's already been talked about I apologize and feel free to ignore this comment. (Of course, feel...
Forum: Beginners Area 5th May 2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,617
Posted By kilgore
Re: Boring e-mails?

There's no one-size-fits-all solution here, but I can tell you how we came up with what I think are compelling emails. It's not rocket science, it just takes a fair bit of work. (But I find a lot of...
Forum: Beginners Area 24th April 2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 249
Posted By kilgore
Re: Hello warrior forum

No offense, but speaking as someone whose diet is diet is mostly plant based, that sounds really boring and frankly, not very useful. As DABK pointed out, there is a ton of free information on...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd April 2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 893
Posted By kilgore
Re: Has anyone here actually made any money from a product they bought?

It's not really an answer to your question, but I want to expand a little on on what Frankl wrote -- because I think your purchasing approach is wrong. It's a little bit like if you were going to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th February 2021, 11:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,314
Posted By kilgore
Re: Affiliate Marketing-High ticket or not

I'd suggest that this isn't quite right. It takes the same amount of effort to promote an expensive product as it does to promote a cheaper product, but it doesn't necessarily follow that it takes...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th March 2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 361
Posted By kilgore
Re: Get media attention

I'd recommend two things:

1. Do some research on writing a good press release. Don't just pitch a story, make it really, really, really easy for an overworked journalist to basically copy and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th July 2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 474
Posted By kilgore
Re: Why Aren't People Using Browser Notifications

Just to be clear... we're talking blinding kittens here and not cats, right? Because, I'll be honest: I like kittens, much, much better than cats. And where do dogs fit into this? I'd never harm a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th July 2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 474
Posted By kilgore
Re: Why Aren't People Using Browser Notifications

Here's why we've never used them:

For one thing, they're really invasive -- the nice way to say this is that they're really, really visible. This, of course, is great for the reasons you...
Forum: Beginners Area 5th June 2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 443
Posted By kilgore
Re: Hello, New Member; Got any advice?

Personally, I like quibbling about semantics. Though I do have some questions about some of your points.




Are you suggesting that the internet is moving fast and is too saturated by...
Forum: Beginners Area 31st May 2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 443
Posted By kilgore
Re: Hello, New Member; Got any advice?

My advice: stop thinking of yourself and start thinking about others.

I don't mean this is some lovely-dovey kumbaya sense, but from the very self-interested (selfish even!) perspective that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th May 2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,113
Posted By kilgore
Re: When is the right time to stop IM?

Kay is absolutely spot on. It all depends on what the goal of your site is. If it's just a hobby and you enjoy it, that's one thing.

But 6 years without consistent income? If you're really trying...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th May 2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 576
Posted By kilgore
Re: What do you think guys about affiliate marketing and only earning one income stream?

In a perfect world, everyone should have diversified income streams from diversified traffic sources which would serve to increase revenues and decrease risk. But this isn't a perfect world and...
Forum: Beginners Area 3rd May 2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 253
Posted By kilgore
Re: Long tail Keywords - How many??

Our technique is a little different:

We write for human beings not for search engines.

As a result, we barely give keywords any thought at all -- and when we do, it's again, thinking how the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th November 2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 208
Posted By kilgore
Re: All Successful Marketers Have This in Common!

I know that this is a myth that we as entrepreneurs -- and just as regular human beings -- want to believe. That success (or failure) is completely up to us. That if we just strive high enough, work...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th February 2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,049
Posted By kilgore
Re: Seeking Stories of Amazon Affiliates Impacted by their Major Cut In Affiliate Fees for Press Rel

As I said about 153,691 times above, I think the chances that we'd be able to get this change rolled back are small. But I do think the chances aren't zero. Companies do respond and change behavior...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th February 2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,049
Posted By kilgore
Re: Seeking Stories of Amazon Affiliates Impacted by their Major Cut In Affiliate Fees for Press Rel

I must say, I find it a surprising that the prevailing reaction on this thread basically is one of resignation and defeatism.

I perfectly understand that this isn't everyone's fight. If you don't...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th February 2017, 12:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,049
Posted By kilgore
Seeking Stories of Amazon Affiliates Impacted by their Major Cut In Affiliate Fees for Press Release

As most Amazon affiliates are aware, the commission rates are being drastically reduced starting March 1. At best this is going to be a painful transition for many as we react and shift our energies...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd February 2017, 12:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,038
Posted By kilgore
Re: Big Changes with Amazon Associates Commission Rates

Thanks for the update. I had been waiting nervously for the official announcement from Amazon as to what their rates are going to be. It was about what I was expecting -- if anything, it was a little...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st February 2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 367
Posted By kilgore
Re: Gmail account is already registered

Why would you care about a gmail address anyway? Using a free, Google-branded email address looks unprofessional. You now own a domain name. Use it. Make your new email address something@domain.com...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th February 2017, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By kilgore
Re: Sendy Install

To be honest, if you don't know what MySQL is (hint: https://www.mysql.com/) you should really consider going with a hosted mailing solution. Mailchimp, Aweber, and Constant Contact are among the big...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th February 2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,038
Posted By kilgore
Re: Big Changes with Amazon Associates Commission Rates

You may be guessing, but I think it's a good guess. I remember a conversation I had with a UK Amazon affiliate rep a while back and he was definitely pushing fashion and apparel. You'll also note on...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th February 2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,038
Posted By kilgore
Re: Big Changes with Amazon Associates Commission Rates

To be fair, small businesses tend not to have much control over much of anything.

If you persue an e-commerce model rather than an affiliate model, suppliers and shipping companies can easily...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th February 2017, 09:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,038
Posted By kilgore
Big Changes with Amazon Associates Commission Rates

I had a call with an affiliate rep from Amazon, and since I wasn't asked to keep it a secret, I thought I'd relay what I was told.

Starting March 1, Amazon is moving away from a volume based fee...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th January 2017, 10:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By kilgore
Re: New Site - First Month - getting 25000 Unique Users

I'm not sure how realistic it is for you, but we had just under 50,000 visitors to our site in our first month -- all using "free" traffic.

How did we do it? Three ways:


Our site concept...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th January 2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By kilgore
Re: Rank online business models in terms of scalability

You're right that some business models have greater potential for scalability than others. You just don't seem to know what a business model is.

Affiliate marketing isn't a business model, it's a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th January 2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 101
Posted By kilgore
Re: Amazon Assocs payment for Aussies!

We're US-based, but we get Amazon payments from a bunch of different countries. And yes, we get paid by check, but in the Amazon store currency, not our own (e.g., GBP for Amazon.co.uk).

As to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th January 2017, 10:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,513
Posted By kilgore
Re: Affiliate marketing is a waste of time, effort and money!

Translation: "I can't make any money with affiliate marketing, therefore affiliate marketing must suck."

P.S. Affiliate marketing is just a monetization method, nothing more, nothing less. And...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd December 2016, 11:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,468
Posted By kilgore
Re: Hight Ticket vs Low Ticket Affiliate Sales?

Where do these numbers come from? Anyone can make up numbers that supposedly prove their point. For example, in my imaginary world, low ticket items are much better than high ticket items because the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th December 2016, 04:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By kilgore
Re: Suggestion for the next step

Here's the thing: courses don't generate income. Businesses do. I suppose you might take a course to help you learn how to start or run a business. But it's still the business making money -- and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th December 2016, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By kilgore
Re: my budget + your ideas...help me cross the finish line

If you're willing to work just 2 hours a day, I've heard of this system that will allow you to earn $3500 per month -- far above the $600 - $900 a month you're hoping to earn.

Oh wait... The...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th December 2016, 12:02 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,851
Posted By kilgore
Re: Telling People How Much Money You Make

Actually, I do think it's (usually) mutually exclusive to be both customer-focused and overly money-focused -- especially in the short term. Starting a business is by definition an exercise in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th December 2016, 11:03 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,851
Posted By kilgore
Re: Telling People How Much Money You Make

To some extent, everyone who starts a business is motivated by money. You have to pay the bills, after all. However, problems can occur when money is your primary motivator -- and this is especially...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th December 2016, 09:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,673
Posted By kilgore
Re: whats the best way to make some money online, with limited budget??

So you don't have skills...

And you don't have knowledge...



You don't have time...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 3rd December 2016, 12:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 305
Posted By kilgore
Re: Installing Windows 7 onto a new HDD, (The good, bad and Ugly).

When I say "wiping" I'm talking about reformatting it. This process completely removes Windows 10 (and any other data you may have on this disk), so there's no risk of black screens or Windows 10...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 3rd December 2016, 09:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 305
Posted By kilgore
Re: Installing Windows 7 onto a new HDD, (The good, bad and Ugly).

This post belongs in off topic. It has nothing to do with internet marketing


You don't need a new hard drive. You can just reformat the old one, wiping Windows 10 off of it. You can also dual...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st December 2016, 10:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By kilgore
Re: Pre launch kickstarter

We've not used Kickstarter ourselves, but we do promote Kickstarter topically-relevant projects that we think our users might be interested in, so I have a pretty good idea for what works -- at least...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st December 2016, 11:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 152
Posted By kilgore
Re: Venture Capital - Beyond Friends and Family

Few -- if any -- venture capital firms are going to be interested in a 40K deal -- it's far too small. What you want is an angel.

Here are a couple of articles that might get you started in your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th November 2016, 11:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 377
Posted By kilgore
Re: Review about my strategy

Why does anyone need your site? What are you offering that other sites aren't offering?

I can get more product information and better reviews on Amazon.com itself. There are more buying options...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th November 2016, 11:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 358
Posted By kilgore
Re: What is the IM way of making money that is more zen..

Just get a job doing something like data entry.

You don't succeed as an entrepreneur by being repetitive. You just don't. You need to constantly be trying new things, evaluating your results, and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2016, 10:32 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,548
Posted By kilgore
Re: Is it possible to start up in IM without spending anything at all?

Who cares?

If you have an idea for a successful business and the ability to make it happen, but to make it work you'll need to spend a few hundred -- or even a few thousand -- bucks are you...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 16th November 2016, 11:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 377
Posted By kilgore
Re: Agent Smith wants me back in 9-to-5 Matrix

Yes, thank you.

I don't see why we have to fetishize self-employment and denigrate regular jobs. In fact, I would never, ever have been able to start my own business without the fifteen years of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th November 2016, 10:46 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,946
Posted By kilgore
Re: EXCLUSIVE: My experience hanging out with the CEO of Warrior Forum

Since this thread has been resurrected, I took the liberty of looking at the recent activity of those Warrior Forum cheerleaders who came out of the woodwork on this thread to say how great the WF is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th November 2016, 02:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,561
Posted By kilgore
Re: There is no such thing as EASY money... why does everyone keep on going on about it?

Of course there's easy money.

A couple months ago, while walking around town I happened to find a $20 bill just lying on the ground. I bent over, picked it up and 10 seconds later I was $20...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd November 2016, 10:48 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,779
Posted By kilgore
Re: What happens when you're all about the ideas, but not the action?

I wonder if this letter would be more appropriately addressed to "Dear Abby" than to the Warrior Forum. Your problem isn't a business or marketing problem -- it's a relationship problem.

With that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd November 2016, 10:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 720
Posted By kilgore
Re: Million Dollar Marketer Seeking Advice

I still say you're barking up the wrong tree. Instead of asking this question on this forum, here's what I'd do:


Listen to your customers

What are your customers saying they want/need? How...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st November 2016, 10:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 720
Posted By kilgore
Re: Million Dollar Marketer Seeking Advice

Exactly.


So are they talented or are they not talented? If they're talented, as Al says, ask them. Succeeding in business is about using your brain and if your staff is as talented as you seem...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th October 2016, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 150
Posted By kilgore
Re: Tips for creating the bulletproof Terms and Conditions for your Website

You talk a lot about "ruining it all" and "loopholes" and such. But in my four plus years operating my business and in the 10 years before that working as a web developer, I've never once encountered...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th October 2016, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 181
Posted By kilgore
Re: NDA including data security clause?

I don't see what's stupid about it. It's his contract so within reason, he can put what he wants in it. If the consultants evaluating his proposal think it's unreasonable, they can either ask for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th October 2016, 10:35 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 1,880
Posted By kilgore
Re: What REALLY motivates you in your business - the success or the money?

It's an older book, but I'd encourage you to read "Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days" (See: https://www.amazon.com/Founders-Work-Stories-Startups-Early/dp/1430210788).

In reading...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th October 2016, 10:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 190
Posted By kilgore
Re: Need a lil help

I'm not a tax attorney... But if you live in the US, if Amazon is paying you via gift card, those earnings are almost certainly taxable.

See:...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th October 2016, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 202
Posted By kilgore
Re: Please critique my plan.

Not to be discouraging, but your plan really isn't much of a plan. It's more like a very, very high level to do list. The steps you outline may well be good ones, but there's really no way to judge...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st October 2016, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 151
Posted By kilgore
Re: What do you look and expect as an affiliate?

I'm not in a niche that has anything to do with what you're offering, but I'll chime in anyway in hopes of getting the discussion going for you.
With that in mind, my top two criteria when choosing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th October 2016, 11:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,698
Posted By kilgore
Re: Do They Teach You Everything?

Because you can't learn to run a business through a step-by-step process. Businesses are iterative processes not linear processes. And so you need to be able to use your own brain, judgement and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th October 2016, 09:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 798
Posted By kilgore
Re: Need your guys advice on a new idea and if there is a demand for it or not?

Whether or not it's true, let's just assume there's a demand for what you're talking about. So what? You already have a small, but sucessful business. Why would you want to distract yourself from...
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