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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th February 2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 698
Posted By Sam JTB
Re: Making money via a blog... easy?

For sure blogging can bring in some money. But like Michael said being passionate about your subject will keep you dedicated and grinding. It will take time and if you get excited about it you'll...
Forum: Email Marketing 13th January 2017, 08:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 199
Posted By Sam JTB
Re: How important is email marketing compared to youtube vlogging?

YouTube is great for building a following - but it takes time and requires a lot of good content development.
Emails are quick to make and get your subject across just as fast.
Forum: Social Media 3rd January 2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 209
Posted By Sam JTB
Re: Will Twitter dissapear?

It could disappear, but it's hard to say. Twitter was considering selling a few months back.

But then again the 2016 election saw an explosion in news on Twitter.

If they want to survive they...
Forum: Social Media 30th December 2016, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By Sam JTB
Re: Instagram Influencers

I don't know any specific apps, but you could do the "old school" way of searching on Google.

Type in something like "Best Instagram fitness accounts to follow" or whatever subject your niche is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th December 2016, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 134
Posted By Sam JTB
Re: New to the forum, a couple of questions I had

Yes. My blog is on a private domain with GoDaddy.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th December 2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 886
Posted By Sam JTB
Re: How long did it take until you turned a profit?

I like that the majority of people are actually saying how long it took - a few months seems very realistic.

Too many times I see, "Make this much money in one day!"

It's a grind and it doesn't...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th December 2016, 03:37 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,117
Posted By Sam JTB
Re: what is the best skill to make money online

Don't be afraid to fail - so you can learn from your experiences.
Forum: Social Media 16th December 2016, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 187
Posted By Sam JTB
Re: My website is getting a lot of Instagram traffic! but from where?

That is strange. It there some relevant hashtag that's pulling traffic to your site?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th December 2016, 09:24 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,498
Posted By Sam JTB
Re: Is it too late to start at 55 years?

I thought this sounded familiar...

It's never to late my friend.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th December 2016, 07:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 133
Posted By Sam JTB
Re: Blog Email pop up Conversion rate 0%

I would say invest in a premium theme. Your content seems good, just clean up the appearance a bit.
Forum: Social Media 13th December 2016, 03:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 110
Posted By Sam JTB
Re: Use same images for several Youtube vids OK?

Okay I see now. Steven is right, you should be good.
Forum: Social Media 13th December 2016, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 110
Posted By Sam JTB
Re: Use same images for several Youtube vids OK?

When you say images do you mean the video thumbnail?

If so, I've seen this done - as long as description, title and tags are different like you said.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th December 2016, 04:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 583
Posted By Sam JTB
Re: Why are ebooks so popular?

It's just a super easy thing to create (think of a bunch of well thought out blogs crammed together). And people love when eBooks are free!
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th December 2016, 10:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 334
Posted By Sam JTB
Re: Keyword in URL

This was something I was struggling with recently, because I found a great domain name - but I was afraid it could be penalized as an Exact Match Domain.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th December 2016, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 569
Posted By Sam JTB
Re: What Kind Of Content For Weight Loss Membership Site Monthly Membership?

I think you could offer some type of personal training program as a reason/incentive for customers to pay a monthly membership. This might be tough without a PT certificate and many testimonials.
Forum: Social Media 6th December 2016, 01:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 533
Posted By Sam JTB
Re: How to get views in youtube

Also, don't forget to create an attractive thumbnail. It needs to be a picture or still image of the video that really grabs the viewers attention. Add some thumbnail text on top of that to give it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th December 2016, 04:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,865
Posted By Sam JTB
Re: Advice from a Senior Warrior....

Thank you for this post John. I hear so much about the importance of traffic - but never the sale.

I'm just beginning my long journey, and your words are truly a motivation.
Forum: Social Media 2nd December 2016, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By Sam JTB
Re: Instagram Influencers

This is by far the easiest and quickest way to find the influencers in your niche.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd December 2016, 08:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 440
Posted By Sam JTB
Re: Beginner Question: Blogging

What's 3? I'm dying to know!
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 1st December 2016, 02:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,122
Posted By Sam JTB
Re: Bing Ads PPC, 300+ Clicks, No Sale

Make sure that your landing page looks legit, doesn't come off as a scam.
Forum: Social Media 29th November 2016, 06:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 110
Posted By Sam JTB
Re: How much time do you tweet per day?

I think you have a good schedule right now. I would say around 10 tweets a day is an acceptable amount.

It's all about finding that sweet spot - you don't want to overwhelm your followers, but...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th November 2016, 10:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 943
Posted By Sam JTB
Re: what the easiest online business you ever had ?

For me it was eBay. Yes I actually had to leave the house for shipping purposes, but I found a hot product to sell.

It's all about finding something that works best for you.
Forum: Social Media 23rd November 2016, 02:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 197
Posted By Sam JTB
Re: How to deal with negative comments on your blog and social media.

Most of the people who leave negative comments won't give their full name or have a profile picture. It just shows they can't be taken seriously.
Forum: Social Media 22nd November 2016, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 110
Posted By Sam JTB
Re: Keeping a good Twitter account

Hashtags are very important, but using relevant hashtags is crucial.

Keep an eye on the "trending" hashtags - you can use these to your advantage in your tweet and use them to promote an article,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd November 2016, 10:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 238
Posted By Sam JTB
Re: Best way to push my healthy/beauty product online?!

If you're in the health/beauty products line I would definitely recommend building a following on Pinterest - as most of the users are women.

Create those colorful, eye-catching, DIY posts that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2016, 10:45 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,421
Posted By Sam JTB
Re: Is it possible to start up in IM without spending anything at all?

Theoretically you could - maybe setup a FB group of some kind, build a huge following, then start selling some affiliate products. (I'm really oversimplifying this)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th November 2016, 01:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 755
Posted By Sam JTB
Re: What's an ideal length for a video ad?

Shorter the better I think.

Look at ads on YouTube for example - viewers now have the option to skip an ad after only 5 seconds.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th November 2016, 11:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 292
Posted By Sam JTB
Re: How to make a comeback after a business failure!!

Not everyone will succeed the very first time - it's all about trial and error.

But you should be learning a lesson from your mistakes and correcting them for the future.
Forum: Social Media 18th November 2016, 09:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 334
Posted By Sam JTB
Re: 250 Twitter Followers in 2 Days

Exactly! Hate them or love them, more people will see your tweets with tags like that.
Forum: Social Media 18th November 2016, 09:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,064
Posted By Sam JTB
Re: How to increase number of youtube video views?

Your thumbnail is a big one. I know some people already have said customize your thumbnail - but you should also consider adding text. The thumbnail really grabs the viewers attention, and they might...
Forum: Social Media 17th November 2016, 10:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 334
Posted By Sam JTB
Re: 250 Twitter Followers in 2 Days

Also don't forget to use trending hashtags in your tweets. You can gain followers by saying something interesting or funny about a current "hot" topic.
Forum: Social Media 16th November 2016, 03:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 656
Posted By Sam JTB
Re: Who's still using hashtags? Or are they a thing of the past?

I agree that some hashtags can be over used - it's all about using the correct ones.

On Twitter there's always a list of the ten current trending hashtags.

If you ever find any hashtags...
Forum: Email Marketing 16th November 2016, 07:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,035
Posted By Sam JTB
Re: Squeeze page alert: Stop giving FREE ebooks. Here is an alternative that converts way better..

Thanks for the idea J. I think this is a great approach and it's actually something I'm dealing with now. I can't tell you how many times I've seen the same advice "offer a free eBook." But you're...
Forum: Social Media 15th November 2016, 09:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 209
Posted By Sam JTB
Re: Is Facebook the best place to build an audience?

Facebook is a great place to build an audience, but only you can decide what works "best" for your product.

Consider all the other social media outlets and experiment to see if one works best for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th November 2016, 01:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 193
Posted By Sam JTB
Re: which wordpress theme is best for building a community?

I'm currently using Bloggy on WordPress. Very simple, user friendly, and works great on mobile devices.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th November 2016, 10:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 543
Posted By Sam JTB
Re: Id rather be happily broke doing IM than be a robot

If you can afford to be happily broke then go for it.

I understand some people can get caught up in a job they don't like because it provides them with a means to take care of their family.
Forum: Social Media 14th November 2016, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By Sam JTB
Re: Keys of Trump success in Social Media

I definitely agree with the key points you listed. Trump was really able to capitalize on the instantaneous spread of information through social media - especially Twitter.

The funny thing is not...
Forum: Social Media 11th November 2016, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By Sam JTB
Re: How to earn with 50K followers?

With that many followers you could look into selling some affiliate products.

Just look at all those Instagram models selling some kind of "fit tea"
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th November 2016, 01:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 926
Posted By Sam JTB
Re: Attention newbies - Reasons why your blog sucks (and how you can fix it).

Another tip - make sure your blog isn't slow.

If your website is taking 8-10 seconds to load, you won't get much traffic.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2016, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 106
Posted By Sam JTB
Re: how do you go from working in the business to on the business

It's all about perspective.

When you work IN the business, you're just going through the motions - completing minor tasks and thinking about issues on a day-to-day basis.

When you work ON the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2016, 10:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 159
Posted By Sam JTB
Re: Do you write like you talk in blog posts? Conversational vs. Traditional style. What's best?

For me writing and reading a blog in a conversational tone just seems natural.

The more academic or traditional tone can work if you're maybe teaching something about digital real estate sales.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th November 2016, 01:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 241
Posted By Sam JTB
Re: Is There A Loophole With The Email Spam Laws?

Not the product, just the fact that they didn't "opt in" on a form.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th November 2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 241
Posted By Sam JTB
Re: Is There A Loophole With The Email Spam Laws?

Maybe it is a loophole and maybe it will even work.

I don't know what you're selling, but do you want your business to have that "spammy" reputation?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th November 2016, 10:36 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,008
Posted By Sam JTB
Re: best way to make money with a blog ?

Just as an FYI - no one has mentioned you need a lot of traffic to make good money through AdSense.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd November 2016, 12:34 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,685
Posted By Sam JTB
Re: What happens when you're all about the ideas, but not the action?

That fist step needs to be taken, no matter how much resistance there is.

Your friend should read The War of Art, by Steven Pressfield.

Great little book to help get things rolling.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd November 2016, 08:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 156
Posted By Sam JTB
Re: How To and Any Good Sites To Contribute and Sell Stock Photos And Images ?

Tim, there's a bunch of websites out there where you can start selling stock photos. Shutterstock and iStockPhoto are a couple good ones.

Of course you can make money selling stock photos - but be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd November 2016, 12:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 581
Posted By Sam JTB
Re: What are the ways to make money through a blog?

There are so many ways to promote traffic (to make money through your blog) - but I haven't seen anyone mention Quora yet.

It might not be the easiest, fastest way, but it can bring traffic. Some...
Forum: Social Media 1st November 2016, 08:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 458
Posted By Sam JTB
Re: What social media networks do you actually ENJOY working with?

Yeah I wish there was hard numbers.

It's difficult to measure how many people see your tweet versus how many read your tweet.
Forum: Social Media 1st November 2016, 02:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 458
Posted By Sam JTB
Re: What social media networks do you actually ENJOY working with?

I like Twitter because it's fun and super easy to use, but I don't know if it's the best marketing tool.

I read somewhere that only about 2-5% of your followers read your tweets.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st November 2016, 12:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 357
Posted By Sam JTB
Re: How long should e-book be?

Depends really... but I would ask you this - is it a free eBook?

If so I would leave it on the shorter side, leave your readers wanting more. That way you could release a second eBook, where this...
Forum: Social Media 31st October 2016, 10:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 292
Posted By Sam JTB
Re: Some tips for getting more views on Youtube.

Great tips so far.

Another thing that helps - add text to your thumbnail. I read somewhere that most people don't even read video titles (which is why it also helps to have an attractive thumbnail...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st October 2016, 06:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 119
Posted By Sam JTB
Re: .co domains? Hurt or Help or does not matter?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe Google will rank you better as a ".com" as well.

The largest websites are .com so they get a preference in the search results.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th October 2016, 05:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 715
Posted By Sam JTB
Re: Best SEO Tip?

I apologize if this has already been asked, but I've head of the long original content idea before.

Is it that you can fit more keywords when there's more text?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th October 2016, 04:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 235
Posted By Sam JTB
Re: where to learn to write?

I was a history major in my undergrad so I wrote a ton.

But writing a daily blog will definitely help. You'll only get better with time.
Forum: Social Media 28th October 2016, 02:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 345
Posted By Sam JTB
Re: Is Pinterest Worth the Time to Promote my Business?

It's really hard to say without knowing exactly what you do.

Pinterest is extremely visual - that's why cooking recipes, DIY arts and crafts do so well. And yes, most of the users are woman.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th October 2016, 06:23 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 602
Posted By Sam JTB
Re: Traffic or content?

Both, like many have said before.

Think of only having great content as a tropical island. It might be really nice - but no one can get to it without bridges and boats (traffic).
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