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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th April 2010, 07:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,456
Posted By Sam Smith
Re: Refund: Paypal claim...

Echeck means he paid a few days ago and it finally cleared. You're always going to have a refund rate.

My advice? Refund the money, send him the link anyway and move on with your life.

Why?...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th April 2010, 07:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,168
Posted By Sam Smith
Steal Pagan/DeAngelo's Empire?

Hey Warriors.


Has anyone else considered going after the same markets as DYD and Eben Pagan in a very similar way? If so -- any advice (or even better, stories) that you'd care to share?
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th March 2010, 04:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 719
Posted By Sam Smith
Re: Great Domain Names Are Still Available

I know this exact feeling! :)


Earlier this year I was wanting to move into the dating niche, and spent weeks trying to find/buy the perfect name for my business.

Eventually I found one which...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th January 2010, 02:43 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,447
Posted By Sam Smith
Re: I'm Going To Sell 1 Million Music Albums

YOU CAN DO THIS. HERE'S WHY

...You're already closer than you think.


Not just in terms of commitment, but you've already created for yourself a real asset.

The pic you use on this forum,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th September 2009, 06:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,594
Posted By Sam Smith
Re: Are Your Goals too Small? His 84th day online...$8K day, $13K week, $4K residual

Kevin,

I was impressed with everything you said in this thread-- and the original post had a load of wisdom as well as being very inspirational.

Also, I like the respect you've shown to others...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 27th August 2009, 06:08 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,409
Posted By Sam Smith
Re: World of Warcraft?

I have sold about $80,000 in affiliate sales to World of Warcraft players.

That was selling gold -- however, the problem is that the commission is tiny. We're talking 10% and tiny cookie lengths:...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th August 2009, 07:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,882
Posted By Sam Smith
Video "Teleprompter" / script reading techniques?

Hey,

Sooooo when you make a vid, what strategies do you guys use to read the script.

Best I can think of with my current low-tech set up is a lot of practice runs and maybe blue-tacking pieces...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th July 2009, 01:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,140
Posted By Sam Smith
Re: Mic for Marketing? ;)

I recently invested in a semi-expensive professional seeming mic.

It sits on my desktop on a stand like a radio DJ mic, and sounds just incredibly clear.


The best thing is that seeing it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th July 2009, 01:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By Sam Smith
Scripted vs unscripted videos

Hey,

What does everyone think of this?

There are big arguments both for and against....



For scripted:
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st July 2009, 03:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 717
Posted By Sam Smith
Re: Lame business idea or not? Single-purpose website provides only a proofreading service

I think the problem is... $5 articles are SEO fodder, and generally no quality requirement to speak of.

Proofreading can require a much higher quality. If it's basic grammatical stuff only, then...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th July 2009, 04:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By Sam Smith
Normal vs. guru video

Hey guys.

In doing a video for people that aren't yet on your list, what do you all think is the best approach? Has anyone tested any of the following stuff?

- A StomperNet style launch:...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th July 2009, 03:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 858
Posted By Sam Smith
Re: Coping with software pirates - sue them?

Going after pirates would be a waste of time and effort for you. As has already been mentioned in this post, bigger enterpises than you have tried.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th July 2009, 08:52 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,066
Posted By Sam Smith
Re: Jeff Paul, John Beck, & Other Infomercials Charged by FTC July 1

Woah there Jeremy.

Hiding something in the small print = not having it there at all.

Who honestly reads those things? A 22 page contract to buy a mobile phone, a marketing DVD, every computer...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th July 2009, 06:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 595
Posted By Sam Smith
Re: I hate lazy videos!

Well, there is a reason people use it.

If you do a screencast, it's kind of ok to have notes and speak at a slower pace. Plus you can show people stuff directly like websites etc, and I guess the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th July 2009, 04:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,309
Posted By Sam Smith
Re: BE ENCOURAGED - I Just Took 3 Months Off

I literally took one day of unusual SEO work like 16 months ago, and that mini page I set up outranked my main site I'd spent 4 months trying to rank... that one day of promotion gets me sales...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th July 2009, 03:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 752
Posted By Sam Smith
Re: Want to solve with a Marketing Math problem?

Ok, in my opinion, here's what you do.

Assuming it's a concert with some real pull, and a demographic match (eg. what the radio usually listen to) you might be able to work some PR into this...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th July 2009, 09:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,557
Posted By Sam Smith
Re: My Favorite Dan Kennedy Quote

Agreed!

In terms of production, be realistic, good is good enough.

However, in terms of WHAT you do... it's another story IMO.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th July 2009, 09:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 773
Posted By Sam Smith
Re: Paid to remove links ?

Lol, I am waiting for the WSO to spring up offering this service now...!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th July 2009, 09:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 773
Posted By Sam Smith
Re: Paid to remove links ?

It sounds like he's had a penalty or something.

Of course, there is a more cynical explanation which nobody has yet mentioned... he may not in fact me the link owner, but a competitor. If you're...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th July 2009, 08:50 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,549
Posted By Sam Smith
Re: 14 year old wants to start Internet business

Here comes some personal experience.

14 is really young. I started a *REAL* online business at 17. (Not internet marketing, which IMO is maybe a little easier than having real inventory etc. and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th July 2009, 08:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 772
Posted By Sam Smith
Re: Twitter-- Big Bird Pic

Erm, sorry to state the obvious, but Google images?

Looking for something more in depth type "stock icons" into Google. I remember finding a site not long ago with a LOT of options.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th July 2009, 08:03 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,991
Posted By Sam Smith
Re: BURNED For $1,000 - Warriors, I Need Your Advice PLEASE

Well, you say it's been 6 months. Has it actually been 6 full months, because I think that's the exact cut off period?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th July 2009, 06:42 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 4,830
Posted By Sam Smith
Re: I did not see this one coming... IM is rewarding for sure... but I am getting LONELY!!

I'm fresh out of uni and ALREADY facing these same issues.

A lot of my friends are away in various places, and so is my girlfriend, and I'm left twiddling my thumbs. :(
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th July 2009, 06:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 818
Posted By Sam Smith
Re: Stop - You are doing it wrong!

Actually, I don't know. It depends on your market.

Seem to see a lot of goobers using crayoned arrows and deliberately mis-spelling things in their copy. (I mean look at Frank Kern, who...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th July 2009, 06:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,323
Posted By Sam Smith
Re: Screencast Teleprompter

Hey, I've done some research too.

Looks like there's a simple solution to having two simultaneous PowerPoint presentations. Annoyingly, not built into PowerPoint itself, but into a stupidly...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th July 2009, 04:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,323
Posted By Sam Smith
Screencast Teleprompter

Hey there,

Now here's an interesting idea... I dunno if anyone knows if this is possible (yet) ?


When we do a screencast, many of us typically record ourselves talking over a powerpoint...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th July 2009, 03:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,291
Posted By Sam Smith
Re: This "Sentence" Increased My Sales 28% OMG

Nice. :)

Although, sorry to point this out, but if you drop your prices by 20% and increase sales by 28%, that's just an 8% increase?

Or did you start out with a higher price?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th July 2009, 03:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 673
Posted By Sam Smith
Just finished uni, looking for a mentor [mini CV included]

Hey guys,


I finished university very recently, graduation on the 24th. :)


What this means, is that I've got a bit of free time. And in the month or so before my money runs out completely, I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th July 2009, 03:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 747
Posted By Sam Smith
Re: Legal Question about Paid training site.

With respect, I think you guys misunderstand the TOS.

The embed feature is being used here as it is intended. That TOS seems to cover ripping from YouTube. Ie. downloading the content en-masse,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th July 2009, 12:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,308
Posted By Sam Smith
Re: Wow, Just Wow...

Getting further off the original topic, I want to comment on the CD analogy.

What the music industry is doing now does seem to be profiting when people steal the music... which is an approach I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th July 2009, 12:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,090
Posted By Sam Smith
Re: Offline marketing: $100 discount made me $4,000 extra!!

I love stuff like this... it's the kinda thing we've all heard about and forgotten, and just need reminding about.

Thanks for sharing Lou. :) (friend request sent).
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th July 2009, 12:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 492
Posted By Sam Smith
When I took action this week. Facebook ad + affiliate. (results)

Hey guys,

I've been "in" IM for a while now, but like a lot of people here (I suspect) I never took action all that often. I've had a price comparison site which has been chugging away making...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th July 2009, 11:08 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,702
Posted By Sam Smith
Re: How One Super Affiliate Made Me $156,250 TODAY

Ron, really well done mate. I've watched your posts for a while, and like the guy above said, you always come across so humble etc. and with such good values, that I'm genuinely happy for you.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th July 2009, 11:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,483
Posted By Sam Smith
Re: $27 ebook to $12000 in two weeks

Really well done for taking action, and thanks for sharing. :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd May 2009, 05:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,307
Posted By Sam Smith
MegaClick / MegaVideo Advertising

Has anyone got any experience with MegaVideo or their advertising service, MegaClick?


I am wanting to try all the different sources I can, on the logic that there might be gold on the marketing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th April 2009, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 511
Posted By Sam Smith
Getting affiliate approval (DYD = nightmare!)

Hey.

Has anyone been in a situation like this? You have an affiliate selling idea which is really strong, but are dealing with hugely unprofessional people who don't approve their affiliate...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th April 2009, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By Sam Smith
Re: Offline Warriors: What do you offer?

Thanks.

How much do you charge, and do you say that it's from a template/theme or just try and get it to not come up?

I think I really just need something with which to start mailing out!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th April 2009, 09:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 883
Posted By Sam Smith
Re: Smart or Evil Idea

I'd be really interested to see how this goes.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th April 2009, 08:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 589
Posted By Sam Smith
Re: New mag publisher needs WF brains to help with promo

Hi Bill!


I really respect you for this endeavour. I love to see Warriors stepping outside the narrow boxes everyone seems to be stuck in!

Those are some steep targets. Not saying change them,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th April 2009, 08:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By Sam Smith
Offline Warriors: What do you offer?

Hey guys.

Quick question for all the offliners designing websites.


I'm just wondering what your basic service levels are, and roughly what you charge for it.

eg. Do you design from...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th April 2009, 07:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,602
Posted By Sam Smith
Re: Google will lose $470 million w/ YouTube

Here's one take on this.

The logical-illogical thinking behind it all is that:

1) While a web 2.0 property expands, gaining more and more users, its value increases.
2) So it's like on the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th April 2009, 07:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 543
Posted By Sam Smith
Re: Promote yourself more successfully

I am so cynical -- trying to give you the benefit of the doubt that you're new to the forum and want to help people by providing a valuable link.

However, it's made incredibly difficult when...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 18th April 2009, 07:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 873
Posted By Sam Smith
Re: What WSO's would you HIGHLY recommend in the OFFLINE category and has it made you any $$$?

I would also be interested on this topic. :)

- Maybe someone should do a WSO on "find the best WSOs!", lol.
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