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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th November 2017, 10:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,576
Posted By shaqsquash
RE: Product and website ready but no traffic

Getting traffic and customers can be hard, especially paying customers. There are a couple of things you could do with your limited budget. You could cold email business owners with a pitch of your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th January 2017, 08:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,336
Posted By shaqsquash
RE: Affiliate marketing is a waste of time, effort and money!

OP I agree that affiliate marketing can be tough. But sometimes folks make things harder than it needs to be. I've made money simply direct linking CPA offers to youtube videos. That was years ago...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th January 2017, 08:41 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,755
Posted By shaqsquash
RE: 12 Years of internet marketing failure.

AdSense + SEO is the most reliable, consistent thing that makes money IMO. The only thing is it takes time, but after you put in the initial work, it's not to make money with it. How hard is it for...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 20th December 2016, 10:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 882
Posted By shaqsquash
RE: Is there any free e-commerce platform

In general you get what you pay for. There are several self-hosted platforms such as those already mentioned but IMO if you have 19.99 a month it's worth to just get a paid platform, it makes things...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th December 2016, 10:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 300
Posted By shaqsquash
RE: Any suggestions on how I can promote my men's fashion blog on a limited budget?

Search google for mens fashion forums and post (don't spam) your link or sig link. Forums are always a cheap way to get traffic to a new site and also build links at the same time.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th December 2016, 10:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 232
Posted By shaqsquash
RE: Youtube Backlinks VS Reddit Backlinks!

Of the two? Probably Reddit.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th December 2016, 10:43 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,302
Posted By shaqsquash
RE: Making Money Online: Reality vs. Fiction

Each offer should be evaluated on it's own merits if it appeals to you. Some are scammers, some are embellishing the truth, others are legit ways to make decent money. Several courses from the WSO...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th December 2016, 10:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By shaqsquash
RE: Amazon Associates account closing question

I think it depends on the reason it's shut down. Amazon shuts down accounts due to inactivity. Other times due local laws that affect affiliate programs. If your account was shut down you should...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th December 2016, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By shaqsquash
RE: Increasing Amazon Associates to $500+ monthly

Tough to "scale" niche-y sites that rely on long tail seo traffic. The best way to scale and increase earnings is to simply make more sites.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 6th December 2016, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 141
Posted By shaqsquash
RE: Signatures not seen

As I understand it doesn't show up in the main forum. I could be wrong.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th December 2016, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 162
Posted By shaqsquash
RE: What to do with a Google Finance News site

Your right this definitely could be a goldmine if approached properly. Financial articles grab super-high adsense ad rates. There are sites in the finance niche paying writers $50+ per article, some...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th December 2016, 10:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 538
Posted By shaqsquash
RE: If you had $500k, what online property/biz would you buy?

I'd buy an underutilized, undervalued website at a bargain price that I could grow. I wouldn't spend the whole 500k. Then I'd take some of the savings and grow the sites traffic and revenue. After a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th November 2016, 07:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 322
Posted By shaqsquash
RE: Do I need a terms of service for my personal blog?

Not really. Maybe if you're putting up a google ad as it will increase your quality score but other than that not really necessary.
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th November 2016, 04:54 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,486
Posted By shaqsquash
RE: How to position yourself as an expert?

Here's one idea: Before you do a book, do a TED talk.

They do these events in hundreds of cities around the world, and they have several going at any given time. If you have a interesting, unique...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th November 2016, 04:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 261
Posted By shaqsquash
RE: Can you make a money (even a living) from writing short stories online?

Tough to write and make money off *long stories* in the current marketplace, let alone short. Writing has always been a tough road for most taking it. Odds are it won't make a lot. But you could try....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th November 2016, 04:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 390
Posted By shaqsquash
RE: Self-Taught Marketers are the Best Marketers

There actually are schools/classes for marketers. Generally you'd get a degree in marketing or business. There are also formal schools that offer internet marketing degrees.

But there is so much...
Forum: Conversion Rate Optimization 24th November 2016, 04:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 622
Posted By shaqsquash
RE: Stripe vs Paypal Conversion Rates

I've tested both on my membership site, though I don't know if I ran a big enough test. Paypal still did better in my experience. Mostly because of their pre-existing user base and the ease of use....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th November 2016, 04:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 231
Posted By shaqsquash
RE: What's a good WP plugin for a membership & referral site?

I've used restrict content pro, it's really cheap as far as plugins go and has a lot of features for the price. Not as robust as amember but really good.
Forum: Mind Warriors 24th November 2016, 04:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 115
Posted By shaqsquash
RE: Enthusiasm Is Also a Currency

I wouldn't go so far as to call it a currency, but interesting idea and story.
Forum: Social Media 20th November 2016, 10:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 103
Posted By shaqsquash
RE: Tesla, an interesting example of branding

Tesla is unfortunately not a profitable company. No electric car company currently is. Also, without government subsidies Tesla would be be long gone (also his other company SpaceX). No amount of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th November 2016, 10:11 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,385
Posted By shaqsquash
RE: Is it possible to start up in IM without spending anything at all?

Yes, by selling services or some kind of software. It costs nothing to come up with a great service, then put it up on a forum or fiverr. No need to buy a domain, hosting, web development,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th November 2016, 04:24 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 739
Posted By shaqsquash
RE: What's an ideal length for a video ad?

The shorter the better ideally. Less than a minute. Maybe longer than 30 seconds. Attentions spans are getting smaller and smaller.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th November 2016, 02:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 274
Posted By shaqsquash
RE: I have an idea and need to raise capital - will my IP still be protected if i crowd fund?

It's probably best to speak with a (patent) lawyer, not an internet marketing forum. Have you gotten a provisional patent on your idea? Is it unique?
Forum: Off Topic Forum 20th November 2016, 12:42 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 2,231
Posted By shaqsquash
RE: Do Psychics make good money?

I personally wouldn't rush into something just because I thought they were making good money.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th November 2016, 07:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,276
Posted By shaqsquash
RE: Over $2000/month passive website. How much can I sell it for?

At $2000 a month, rather than selling on flippa, I'd look into getting a business broker for top dollar. Like one of the other guys said I wouldn't sell this for less than 20 times monthly...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th November 2016, 07:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 336
Posted By shaqsquash
RE: Selling Information Product as Physical CDs/Book vs. Digital Download

It's true physical products are perceived as higher value. I think it depends on the niche and the information you're selling. If they are really desperate for the information, they won't care what...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th November 2016, 07:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 297
Posted By shaqsquash
RE: Your thoughts about my new policy: You don't like - You don't pay?

You're a writer right? Shoot them a free or sample article. This does two things:

1) Allows you to demonstrate so they can figure out if they like your work beforehand, very handy

2) Creates a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th November 2016, 07:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 187
Posted By shaqsquash
RE: how to create a great website for internet marketing

For internet marketing in general? This is probably too broad a question to offer useful advice. There are already a lot of threads on IM in general here. In order to say what will help your site in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th November 2016, 06:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 369
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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th November 2016, 06:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 318
Posted By shaqsquash
RE: I have started online travel agency

Being as most people book flights online now through discount sites I imagine this would be a tough business to do now. If you did this 10-15 years ago it could have been decently lucrative and fun....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th November 2016, 06:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 314
Posted By shaqsquash
RE: Would you buy a website with loan money?

Depends on how expensive the loan is. Some loans charge huge interest + fees and have aggressive payback terms. I once took out a 18 month loan for $3000 and it would have costed me $10,000 had I not...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th November 2016, 03:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 189
Posted By shaqsquash
Re: Would you ever use a friendly pen name and persona?

A pen name for the internet marketing niche?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2016, 08:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 456
Posted By shaqsquash
Re: Under the radar way to make cash with ebay/amazon

Listen to the podcast. It's mentioned in the first 10 minutes. A couple started this while stationed in Iraq and turned it into a million dollar+ a year business.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2016, 08:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 456
Posted By shaqsquash
Re: Under the radar way to make cash with ebay/amazon

I could see that happening. But the fact remains there are somehow people making millions with the method. Maybe they've come up with a workaround I don't know. It's an interesting way to make money...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2016, 07:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 456
Posted By shaqsquash
Re: Under the radar way to make cash with ebay/amazon

Totally understandable. This method might not be for everyone. However there is nothing illegal or even immoral about it, it's simply being a middle man. Yes, technically it could be going against...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2016, 06:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 456
Posted By shaqsquash
Re: Under the radar way to make cash with ebay/amazon

Regardless of whether of not you think Amazon is stupid or not, people are already doing it. How could they possibly enforce this rule? It's technically not re-selling, it's simply ordering for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2016, 06:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 456
Posted By shaqsquash
Re: Under the radar way to make cash with ebay/amazon

This all might be true, but you never hear people talking about it. Furthermore, the fact this was actually profiled on a mainstream news site with examples of people seriously banking off of it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2016, 05:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 456
Posted By shaqsquash
Under the radar way to make cash with ebay/amazon

The other thread on fast cash got me thinking, so I thought I'd add some value/share something I saw on NPR the other day, if you listen to what they're saying, they're basically giving away a method...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2016, 01:50 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,520
Posted By shaqsquash
Re: How To Make Money Fast

I wouldn't recommend trading forex as a newbie. It's a good way to lose your shirt, especially with high spreads and leverage.

Think up a good service, research it to see if it sells, and post it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2016, 01:46 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,520
Posted By shaqsquash
Re: How To Make Money Fast

If you have a reputable or credible product, yes. Or you can demonstrate that it works well. Tough to do when your brand new, but can be done if your an honest seller.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2016, 04:39 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,520
Posted By shaqsquash
Re: How To Make Money Fast

Making money "fast" on the internet usually means selling a service. Probably the fastest way is either fiverr or internet marketing forum or any otherwise b2b based forum where peoplespend freely on...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2016, 04:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 278
Posted By shaqsquash
Re: Why don't you buy websites?

Yup. That's what happening in the flippa marketplace right now.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2016, 12:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 278
Posted By shaqsquash
Re: Why don't you buy websites?

Because of the capital needed to buy a site. I'm going to guess most people here don't have $5000+ lying around which is what most decent sites on flippa tend to go for. Also they are selling for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2016, 12:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 535
Posted By shaqsquash
Re: Not getting traffic

OP have you even check to see if it is in the search engines? Also could you provide a link to your blog?
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