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Forum: Copywriting 30th December 2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 799
Posted By Oscar K
Re: MAKE MONEY ONLINE - Make More With Storytelling

This is a great post, as was the OP's original post. I have read the thread and think I will find it very useful.


I have a question:

Assuming that a story was written which contained all of...
Forum: The Warrior Path 29th December 2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 331
Posted By Oscar K
Re: I Aim to make $50 Writing & Selling a Series of Poker Articles Within 3 Months

Just got on an excellent poker forum to ask members about likely demand for what I can produce.

Section where I posted concerns a specific aspect within main subject/s: Tells.
Forum: Mind Warriors 28th December 2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 386
Posted By Oscar K
Re: Old Sayings Often Tell Simple Truths

You're very welcome Jonathan.


Let's put the Old Wives aside for a minute (though I do understand how difficult this may be for some:)) and concentrate on what you just said:



If there was...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th December 2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 649
Posted By Oscar K
Re: Why Do Retailers Do Marketing?

Good point.

Tip: DO NOT start a project on YouTube WITHOUT also developing a presence on other video sites. Best to use YouTube mainly to publicize your other channel/s elsewhere.

YT is going...
Forum: The Warrior Path 27th December 2020, 06:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 331
Posted By Oscar K
I Aim to make $50 Writing & Selling a Series of Poker Articles Within 3 Months

I was going to ask if there was still a market for poker related content but couldn't really find the right board for it so I thought here would be a good place to not ask a question and just try...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th December 2020, 10:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 448
Posted By Oscar K
Re: Would You Buy a Science Forum & Monetize It?

Had to add this or the message was too short.

Happy New Year!
Forum: Beginners Area 26th December 2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 496
Posted By Oscar K
Re: How Are You Going Into 2021? Blind or with Vision?

So my first real object was to find a vision impaired person to teach to. For one thing I have no music qualifications and have been playing guitar for less than 6 months, so my credentials leave...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th December 2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 448
Posted By Oscar K
Re: Would You Buy a Science Forum & Monetize It?

That is brilliant advice because it is opposite advice.


Here is the situation:

1. I don't really want a' science' forum.

2. But an opportunity seemed to exist.

3. I like refurbishing...
Forum: Mind Warriors 25th December 2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 386
Posted By Oscar K
Old Sayings Often Tell Simple Truths

'"They say...", something that's supposed to be helpful or inspiring or funny or historic or clever or supportive or daft.

Some sayings seem contradictory. Not looking a gift horse in the mouth...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 25th December 2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 238
Posted By Oscar K
Re: Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year

Have you considered getting a gaming tablet instead? You may have to import but for around £100 with all the retro games you can ask for and expandable memory I'm never without one. Have 2 at the...
Forum: Beginners Area 25th December 2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 496
Posted By Oscar K
Re: How Are You Going Into 2021? Blind or with Vision?

I just noticed that my question looked like it was taking the Mick or being clever. It definitely looks like nothing else, and why would it?

The 'Blind or with Vision' part of the title has...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th December 2020, 06:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 448
Posted By Oscar K
Re: Would You Buy a Science Forum & Monetize It?

Once I get the forum going I think I may find a partner or two. The media landscape is changing drastically as far as deplatforming and throttling of independent journalists and content creators....
Forum: Beginners Area 24th December 2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 496
Posted By Oscar K
Re: How Are You Going Into 2021? Blind or with Vision?

Yes: How would you market to the vision impaired?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th December 2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 448
Posted By Oscar K
Re: Would You Buy a Science Forum & Monetize It?

Wow, that was exhausting. Most challenging response I have ever received on a forum and I do appreciate the momentum that this gives me.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd December 2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 649
Posted By Oscar K
Re: Why Do Retailers Do Marketing?

That's a lot to consider. I'll have another look once I recover from the shock of finding someone who appears to spend more time on YouTube than me.
Forum: Beginners Area 23rd December 2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 371
Posted By Oscar K
Re: Hello everybody

Sounds good - why not?
Forum: The Warrior Path 23rd December 2020, 01:34 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 13,068
Posted By Oscar K
Re: $40 to $250 in hopefully 30 days on eBay

Crossed my mind but not considered. I'll consider it more.

I do send personal messages to customers who are delighted to find/get/have gotten a desired product. It would be rude not to.

*****
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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd December 2020, 10:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 649
Posted By Oscar K
Re: Why Do Retailers Do Marketing?

No doubt that the YouTubers I have in mind (and some you have in mind) are, like you correctly imply, a brand in themselves. They do develop a brand around themselves - but it doesn't look like it!...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd December 2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 649
Posted By Oscar K
Re: Why Do Retailers Do Marketing?

As an actual company you are quite restricted to formalities. But absolutely - if there's no name attached it looks slack.

I have the luxury of a more personal approach as I can decide exactly how...
Forum: Beginners Area 22nd December 2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 371
Posted By Oscar K
Re: Hello everybody

Number one advice for success!

Number two is, "The Harder I Try The Luckier I Get". It's my list and motto so there you go.

I can make an animated favicon for your website. I can put subtitles...
Forum: The Warrior Path 22nd December 2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 13,068
Posted By Oscar K
Re: $40 to $250 in hopefully 30 days on eBay

Is there anything about how to deal with negative customer feedback in this thread? Hopefully you'll get none but this may be useful to know:


1. On eBay and eCrater, at least, the seller can...
Forum: The Warrior Path 22nd December 2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 13,068
Posted By Oscar K
Re: $40 to $250 in hopefully 30 days

You have to insist on returns to weed out the scammers but genuine customers with coherent complaints seldom have to return a product to me. This is because I allow genuine customers to be as happy...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd December 2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 649
Posted By Oscar K
Re: Why Do Retailers Do Marketing?

On branding:

Operate as a brand if possible. I'm just me plus technical/admin hired help as and when I need it.

But many of my products/sales pages have a catchy brand name attached. One...
Forum: The Warrior Path 21st December 2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 13,068
Posted By Oscar K
Re: $40 to $250 in hopefully 30 days

Always! And free postage - some sellers don't seem to get this. Some who do get it may put separate postage on an item, but maybe that's because it will show up as lowest price if that's the search...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st December 2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 649
Posted By Oscar K
Re: Why Do Retailers Do Marketing?

Some interesting observations here.

No real conclusions worth mentioning but I'd like to add a point or two to your comments - just facts without opinion for clarity.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st December 2020, 01:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 649
Posted By Oscar K
Re: Why Do Retailers Do Marketing?

Thanks for making this thread useful. There is info here I need to check out - the pdf sites particularly.

I glanced at the link you posted. The seller is a craftsman, not a retailer. I would sell...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th December 2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 649
Posted By Oscar K
Re: Why Do Retailers Do Marketing?

A completely sensible approach to online profits without too many tears. I might spend 3 months perfecting/testing a new product but I enjoy it anyway - a bit of graphic design, some basic...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th December 2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 649
Posted By Oscar K
Re: Why Do Retailers Do Marketing?

I'm only quoting so the info is repeated - it's good info.

The only thing I could add would be that creating your own physical product puts you in a nicer position still - but with Nikes at $15 a...
Forum: Mind Warriors 20th December 2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By Oscar K
How Can YOU Become an Overnight Success?

Is marketing analogous to the music industry? I think so. Can you compare yourself to a musician for the purpose of the analogy? I think so. Let's go!

1. David Bowie
2. Nick Drake
3. Big Star...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th December 2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 649
Posted By Oscar K
Re: Why Do Retailers Do Marketing?

Jewellery (or jewelry) is a great seller. On eBay it's a piece of cake. It's known for being a good thing to get into as an online retailer.

Drop shipping from the EA countries used to be good but...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th December 2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 649
Posted By Oscar K
Re: Why Do Retailers Do Marketing?

Not sure I have any aversion to commoditization. Adding value is, to me, a knee-jerk response whenever I list a product.

If the target is easily defined, and your positioning can be made better,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th December 2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 649
Posted By Oscar K
Re: Why Do Retailers Do Marketing?

That makes sense to me too. But careful you don't compete against yourself! Been there, done that.



How about Bonanza or eCrater? They seldom get a mention but I think I have now sold more...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th December 2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 649
Posted By Oscar K
Re: Why Do Retailers Do Marketing?

Retailers with YouTube videos are proliferating, especially in the musical instrument trade. I think this is brilliant! Not only do you get to see what's on offer - you meet the staff, see the shop,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th December 2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 649
Posted By Oscar K
Re: Why Do Retailers Do Marketing?

I'll check out your thread savidge4 - you can never know enough about eBay because nobody knows it all. Are there any worthwhile retail seller forums out there BTW?

I think that info product...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th December 2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 649
Posted By Oscar K
Why Do Retailers Do Marketing?

It's a rhetorical question really.

As this is a marketing forum the advice is usually geared to marketing, and I wouldn't knock it. It's just that I have seen potential sellers of physical goods...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 18th December 2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 103
Posted By Oscar K
Re: Any bad consequences for deleting an ebay listing ?

So two eBay sites then? No impact on account I can see but sales? Who knows? If one listing needs removing then do it. If not so much then leave it. Put a very high price on it if you don't wish to...
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