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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th February 2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 556
Posted By SSSJames
Who's making $$ with Kindle?

Throwing a curious question out to everyone - who's making money with Kindle publishing this year?

Interested in your input as we're exploring new options for 2017 - potentially repurposing some...
Forum: Conversion Rate Optimization 5th February 2017, 01:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 137
Posted By SSSJames
Re: How to optimize my funnel - any ideas appreciated

After the opt-in, does it redirect straight to the offer, or is there another page in between?

We find that having a "microcommitment" page between the optin and offer like this helps a lot:
...
Forum: Email Marketing 5th February 2017, 01:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By SSSJames
Re: Relationship-building and value for software business?

Agree with Producer. Outsourcing it is the way to go.

If your time/effort is better spent on something other than crafting emails, find someone to fill that gap, ASAP. Look for a creative,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th February 2017, 01:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By SSSJames
Re: Which Outsourcing Company is the Best?

We love Upwork. It has a huge pool of great talent to choose from for nearly any task. There are monitoring options too, if you want to keep an eye on the work that's being done.

We find Fiverr to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th February 2017, 01:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 804
Posted By SSSJames
Re: What are some of your favourite books on entrepreneurship / IM?

The E-Myth Revisited is one of our favorites.

Once you begin achieving some degree of success in entrepreneurship, you'll want to turn your operation into a fluid, efficient system that skilled...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th February 2017, 01:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,707
Posted By SSSJames
Re: 1,000 + hops and hops per order but no sales.

Agree with the posts above - if you can describe what kind of traffic you're directing to the offer, that'd be helpful. Also, be mindful of the Gravity score of the product, which indicates how well...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th January 2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,143
Posted By SSSJames
Re: Where are the money these days?

Find a group of hungry people (who want to MMO), figure out what they want (shortcuts to MMO), and give it to them (affiliate sales, CPA, your own product).

If you're ready to invest some money,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th January 2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,311
Posted By SSSJames
Re: Affiliate Programs for a conservative/military audience?

Do you know if a sizeable portion of your list consists of vets who are looking to boost their income in addition to their pension? I see a potentially good opportunity to help them do so by putting...
Forum: Email Marketing 25th January 2017, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By SSSJames
Re: 5 Giveaways That Will Growth Hack Your Email List

You might also consider turning your eBook into a 1 or 2 part audio bonus - it's very easy to record, it stands out in the ocean of same-same eBooks and also gives subscribers a chance to get to know...
Forum: Email Marketing 25th January 2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 143
Posted By SSSJames
Re: Ebook Free Optin Converting

Build the list first and make sure the demand is there - it'd be a shame to create a product and have nobody buy it.

Do some research on Facebook audiences and Google insights, make sure there are...
Forum: Email Marketing 25th January 2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By SSSJames
Re: To big email list, want low price alternative to mailchimp

I'm with Cynthia on this one. Clean out your list and make a few bucks along the way. A list that size, I'd also use something like ImpressionWise (http://impressionwise.com/) or Verifalia...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th January 2017, 06:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 375
Posted By SSSJames
Re: First Time Product Creation Question

For a good overview, check out The Circle of Profit by Anik Singal. The later chapters discuss how to create an information product and promote it after you've built a profitable list.

For...
Forum: Email Marketing 25th January 2017, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 247
Posted By SSSJames
Re: Email List

Build a list (using a landing page and an enticing free gift) and put a juicy affiliate offer on the thank you page. Set up a 20-email autoresponder with a good mixture of content and offers.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th January 2017, 05:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,291
Posted By SSSJames
Re: The Weight Loss Niche has gone very Competitve

Diversify. IM/MMO, weight loss/health and self-development are competitive, but always juicy markets with opportunities to be capitalized upon.

Get profitable on one and branch out - build...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th January 2017, 04:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 137
Posted By SSSJames
Re: New Website

Upwork (www.upwork.com) has great web designers, graphic designers and writers you'll need to set everything up. Head over there and find a few with a good amount of work hours and experience under...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th January 2017, 04:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,544
Posted By SSSJames
Re: How Would You Monetise A Political Blog?

A political magazine with 100k+ monthly views we've worked with uses a combination of Adsense and on-click popunders from PropellerAds. Happily monetizing and apparently doing quite well for...
Forum: Email Marketing 24th January 2017, 04:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By SSSJames
Re: Aweber deliverability?

Remove unsubscribes & bounces
Remove those who haven't clicked ever
Remove those who haven't clicked in 6+ months
Minimize spam traps, etc. by cleaning your list every few months with a service...
Forum: Email Marketing 24th January 2017, 04:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 435
Posted By SSSJames
Re: Here's one of my best solo-ad secrets... Have you got any?

1. Test the traffic first.
2. Haggle on price.
3. Haggle on overdelivery.

Basically, get as much bang for your buck as possible!
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 24th January 2017, 04:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,977
Posted By SSSJames
Re: Best Display Ad Network

Install some Media.net banners on some prominent locations (pick a button color that matches your site design - that helps), they've been consistently good earners for our clients.

Agree with...
Forum: Email Marketing 24th January 2017, 04:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By SSSJames
Re: Aweber follow up series

It's a small window of time. You'll notice that the time slider has a little leeway. Emails will be sent from 12 onwards until about 12:15 or 12:20.
Forum: Email Marketing 24th January 2017, 04:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 143
Posted By SSSJames
Re: Ebook Free Optin Converting

Judging by the number and frequency of "free eBook optin" advertisements we see on Facebook, they must still be converting very well. What niche are you promoting? Create a short eBook and trial a FB...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 24th January 2017, 03:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 841
Posted By SSSJames
Re: How to monetize 500k monthly pageviews

Definitely hook yourself up with Adsense as well as Media.net banners. Put 3 of each on every page (spread them out liberally so it doesn't get annoying for readers). They're very easy to apply for...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th January 2017, 03:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 254
Posted By SSSJames
Re: How can i rank my old website in Google

Michael makes some good points. See if you can also cross-promote some of your content with prominent, non-competing websites in similar niches (and get them to promote on their social media...
Forum: Social Media 23rd January 2017, 07:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 521
Posted By SSSJames
RE: How To Make My Facebook Page Profitable??? 160K likes

• Start your own funny video blog and put AdSense and Media.net banners on there, encourage your likes to subscribe (also a good list building opportunity)
• Reach out to bloggers/musicians/websites...
Forum: Conversion Rate Optimization 23rd January 2017, 12:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 57
Posted By SSSJames
Re: Do Habit Challenges Work for Lead Gen

I think this is an innovative idea to capture leads. If you frame it as a "Free Introductory Course" or something like that, you might have better results than calling it a "Video Series". Perhaps...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd January 2017, 11:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 197
Posted By SSSJames
Re: Recommended Plugins for Blog Website on WordPress

• W3 Total Cache will most likely improve the performance of your website (loading speeds, etc.)
• Wordfence Security protects your site from basic to mid-level threats
• Capture emails MailMunch -...
Forum: Social Media 22nd January 2017, 11:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 129
Posted By SSSJames
Re: QUESTION? Is there a way to drive more traffic to my Facebook page?

Put your Facebook link on your business cards, pamphlets and email signatures. Have a call to action for all clients to 'Like' your page to stay up to date, and share with their friends.

Find a...
Forum: Email Marketing 22nd January 2017, 11:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 184
Posted By SSSJames
Re: How Many Links I Can Use In One Email To Avoid Spam Filter?

Of course, if you're promoting affiliate offers, remember to cloak your links. clickbank.com/xxxxxx or cashnetwork.com/xxxxxx have a tendency to drive up the spam score.
Forum: Website Design 22nd January 2017, 10:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 70
Posted By SSSJames
Re: Website that has this kind of slider

Show it to a web developer on Fiverr, they'll help you sort it out in 10 minutes. If you're looking for a theme like that, Divi has a nice fullwidth slider resembling the one above.

Good luck!
Forum: Conversion Rate Optimization 22nd January 2017, 10:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By SSSJames
Re: Ideas on Montezing Website

Have you tried monetizing with Adsense and Media.net yet? If not, you can plonk 3 each of their banners on each page, as well as popups and anchor ads too. We've earned some good buckaroos by...
Forum: Email Marketing 22nd January 2017, 10:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 135
Posted By SSSJames
Re: Please, what is the best Wordpress plugin for email newsletter

Aweber all the way. We've used MailChimp in the past and currently also ConstantContact for a client. Neither offer the ease-of-use, functionality or fantastic support that Aweber affords.
Forum: Email Marketing 22nd January 2017, 10:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 116
Posted By SSSJames
Re: Need U.K b2c email list. Where to go?

You could work up a free lead magnet (eBook or video training series), create a landing page and run some very targeted Facebook ads for that.

Good luck.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd January 2017, 10:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 114
Posted By SSSJames
Re: running a split test on a follow up sequence

It's good that you're testing.

Sending traffic to A/B landing pages is cool, but do you have a large enough email list to pull meaningful data from it?

If so, simply divide your list into A and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd January 2017, 10:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,043
Posted By SSSJames
Re: what's the hardest thing about affiliate marketing

Completely agree. Money, time, effort. Pick any two.

I'll also add: set daily/weekly/monthly goals and earning targets, and find an experienced mentor to help you achieve them. It's always handy...
Forum: Email Marketing 22nd January 2017, 09:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 143
Posted By SSSJames
Re: Email Marketing - First Website CRITIQUE

My thoughts:

1. Offer your potential subscribers some free value as an incentive to sign up.
2. Anime, being such a graphic and visual niche, you might think about making the page more visually...
Forum: Email Marketing 22nd January 2017, 09:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 104
Posted By SSSJames
Email Marketing in 2017

Came across this informative and eye-opening article, it's raised some questions about how we at SSS can improve our email marketing efforts this year:

Email Marketing trends for 2017 - Smart...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd January 2017, 03:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 329
Posted By SSSJames
Re: Countdown timer widget

We like this one for our WP squeeze pages: https://en-au.wordpress.org/plugins/jquery-t-countdown-widget

The 'Carbonite' style looks very cool.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd January 2017, 03:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 400
Posted By SSSJames
Re: Wordpress Themes

"Extra" by ElegantThemes is a great-looking, versatile, magazine-styled theme which we've used to help clients successfully set up and run profitable blogs, including this one: Provenance Magazine...
Forum: Email Marketing 22nd January 2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,908
Posted By SSSJames
Re: Help. Big lists but no sales.

Try to figure out who on your list are interested in certain products (i.e. male "get ripped abs" vs. female "lean figure" weight loss) - who has clicked on the relevant links in the past? By...
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