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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th February 2021, 11:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,499
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: 323
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 6th February 2020, 11:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 365
Posted By kilgore
Re: What To Do With Sales Letter?

Admittedly, I'm probably the wrong person to answer your question: I've never written a long-form sales letter. I don't sell products costing $497. I've never used Clickfunnels.

But it seems to...
Forum: Beginners Area 8th August 2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,368
Posted By kilgore
Re: As an absolute beginner in affiliate marketing..should my strategy be to expect to fail at first

Yes, expect to fail. And not just when you're starting off -- even if/when you've got a viable business model that's making you money you should expect to fail. Why? Because if you're not failing,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th July 2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 431
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: 431
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: 410
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: 410
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: 1,976
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: 537
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: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th May 2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By kilgore
Re: Amazon Influencer program

I saw that program a while ago, but it didn't strike me as very interesting -- at least not for our purposes.

It's essentially an add on to the regular Amazon Associates program that gives you a...
Forum: Beginners Area 3rd May 2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 210
Posted By kilgore
Re: Long tail Keywords - How many??

As you say, not exactly the same, but I'd argue really close. And as I said, it's not like we ignore SEO completely. What matters (for both of us) is that our focus is on our (human) audience. If...
Forum: Beginners Area 3rd May 2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 210
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 23rd May 2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,940
Posted By kilgore
Re: Is it time to quit?

It really all depends on your business model. Lots of big companies (think Facebook, Google, etc.) weren't profitable for 5 years or longer. Others made money from day one.

One thing I tell people...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th November 2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 195
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: 1,008
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: 1,008
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, 02:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,008
Posted By kilgore
Re: Seeking Stories of Amazon Affiliates Impacted by their Major Cut In Affiliate Fees for Press Rel

I completely admit it's unlikely that any action we take is going to influence Amazon on this change. But we're not talking about a major time investment here. The way I see it, a ten minute phone...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th February 2017, 12:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,008
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: 9,815
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 22nd February 2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,098
Posted By kilgore
Re: How long until you made your first IM dollar?

How? I really don't get the benefit of this sort of question at all. What fence are they sitting on and how will this data help them to know which side of the fence to get down on?

The problem is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st February 2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 269
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: 134
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: 9,815
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: 9,815
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: 9,815
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 4th February 2017, 09:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 493
Posted By kilgore
Re: Advice On Job Offer Or Build My Own Company

This is exactly right. And it goes for just about any type of freelancer or independent consultant.

The top agencies are almost never started from scratch. The people who start them already have a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th January 2017, 10:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
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: 172
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: 91
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: 2,857
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: 1,256
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 20th December 2016, 09:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,123
Posted By kilgore
Re: MICROWORKERS VS. RAPIDWORKERS VS. CLICKWORKER VS. JOBBOY

You mean....... do actual research?!?!?!?!?

That's crazy talk!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th December 2016, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By kilgore
Re: Increasing Amazon Associates to $500+ monthly

Sure you'd love to double your income. I'd love to double my income too. Who wouldn't? But that doesn't tell us anything that might be useful in understanding why your income is so low, what's...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th December 2016, 04:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
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: 311
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: 1,824
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: 1,824
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: 1,643
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: 282
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: 282
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 2nd December 2016, 11:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 557
Posted By kilgore
Re: The Best Domain Registrar For You

Obviously the only way to know for sure which is right for you is to do some A/B testing. Of course for your experiment to be statistically valid you'll have to buy a lot of domains. Thus, here is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd December 2016, 10:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 689
Posted By kilgore
Re: $550k a year online store

It's not exactly clear what you've been asked to do for that business, but perhaps my past experience as an IT consultant might offer some ideas. The work you end up doing will likely be very...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st December 2016, 10:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
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: 137
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: 367
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: 336
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, 04:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,507
Posted By kilgore
Re: My 4000th post and idea to make $$

Congrats on 4,000 posts, Al!

And an interesting idea too!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2016, 10:32 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,466
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: 336
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: 4,765
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, 02:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 979
Posted By kilgore
Re: what the easiest online business you ever had ?

My easiest online business was when I just hung out at home in my underwear, streamed football on my computer (see it's online, right?) and drank beer all day. I didn't bother creating a website. I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th November 2016, 02:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,655
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 7th November 2016, 11:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 259
Posted By kilgore
Re: What was your first ever IM product?

Because the products that one sells have to be targeted to the type(s) of customers that one has and to one's business model.

Al's example about selling golf clubs is perfect. How does that help...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd November 2016, 10:48 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,727
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: 703
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...
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