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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st August 2017, 02:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 597
Posted By atrbiz
Re: Where does one start in Internet marketing?

I would recommend saving up a bit, then venture into an online business. In the meantime, you should lurk on the forum and review some of the processes folks are running to generate $$$.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th November 2016, 09:11 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 62
Posted By atrbiz
5 Actionable Steps For a Better Converting Page

Just read this article and thought I'd share it with you all, these are all important points to increase site conversions, and unfortunately, a lot of times, we end up skipping the basics. Always a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th November 2016, 09:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 790
Posted By atrbiz
Re: How much should one expect to earn full time from Fiverr?

You should look into building your own site, showcasing your work, and various services offered. I'm not an expert in certain aspects of web design/development, however, that doesn't stop me from...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th November 2016, 09:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 349
Posted By atrbiz
Re: 500-1000 users per day, best way to monetize?

Have you looked into BuySellAds.com?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th November 2016, 09:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 950
Posted By atrbiz
RE: Attention newbies - Reasons why your blog sucks (and how you can fix it).

Oh, another tip, don't assume that cool WSO you just purchased will truly generate unique, high quality articles within seconds.. :-D
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th November 2016, 09:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 733
Posted By atrbiz
RE: Has working in IM made you anti-social?

I've been working from home over the last 5+ years, running my own web dev business. I interact with clients often, but yes, I have become slightly anti-social, which is why I've signed up for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th November 2016, 03:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 498
Posted By atrbiz
Re: Best advice for a fresh newb?

Best advice for a newb? Do not procrastinate like I initially did, as you'll end up wasting time and money. Also, set realistic goals as far as how many new products you're going to launch, etc. Set...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th November 2016, 04:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 268
Posted By atrbiz
Re: In need of help with my business idea

Please make sure you hire an experienced developer with an understanding in site security, as it's critical if you're going to launch a new platform like the one you've described. Consult with a few...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th November 2016, 04:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 211
Posted By atrbiz
Re: Testimonials - Yay or Nay?

I'm in the process of going on-site and recording a few client testimonials for my new landing pages. I'm not a fan of text based testimonials, with videos your prospects are more likely to connect...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th November 2016, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By atrbiz
Re: Payment Solution for WooCommerce

I don't recommend PayPal as they've held funds for weeks with zero explanation, I personally experienced this and a few of my clients.

Currently, I use Stripe and Authorize.net on a few sites. No...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th November 2016, 03:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 273
Posted By atrbiz
Re: HELP! I've got a micro-managing client - give me your 'polite' ways for saying back off...

I used to have this issue in the past, however, now, I've improved my project management process and implement a scrum methodology. Once I've sold a client on a web development project, I will then...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd November 2016, 10:30 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,707
Posted By atrbiz
Re: What happens when you're all about the ideas, but not the action?

You end up like me for many years, a top procrastinator, however...that has changed and I'm now seeing success with my web development business :)
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd November 2016, 08:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By atrbiz
Re: How to Advertise Specialized B2B Manufacturer

Terry - No problem, happy to help you all out! I would also recommend reaching out to this organization (http://www.ame.org/) as they have connections with many manufacturing companies and host...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st November 2016, 09:19 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,415
Posted By atrbiz
Re: There is no such thing as EASY money... why does everyone keep on going on about it?

Making $$$ is not an overnight process, it requires a lot of planning, execution, and consistency. I've been running my own web development company for over 5 years now, and I'm constantly testing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st November 2016, 05:16 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,969
Posted By atrbiz
Re: What has your biggest win been online so far?

The day I closed a $30k+ web development deal with a government agency. I took over their Drupal site migration as their previous web development partner failed to deliver in a timely manner.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st November 2016, 05:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 349
Posted By atrbiz
Re: How would you feel if Paypal did this?

Unfortunately, I haven't had a great experience with PayPal. Years ago they held my business funds for almost 2 months because they needed to verify my account. even though I sent ALL forms of ID...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st November 2016, 04:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 464
Posted By atrbiz
Re: What Internet Marketing Techniques are Best For Startup Businesses?

95% of my business is generated via PPC Ads (Adwords and Bing), and only 5% via local networking.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st November 2016, 03:35 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 1,812
Posted By atrbiz
Re: What REALLY motivates you in your business - the success or the money?

Well, if a business man/women is successful in their business, they usually end up making money :) ...it goes hand in hand. I didn't start a web development business to become a millionaire, and I'm...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st November 2016, 02:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,200
Posted By atrbiz
Re: Start an online buisness?

If you're experienced with PC repair, then yes, you can advertise locally on Craigslist in the computer services section...consistency is key. If you don't have PC repair experience, then you can...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st November 2016, 02:26 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 1,812
Posted By atrbiz
Re: What REALLY motivates you in your business - the success or the money?

My goal has always been to design and build a website that will have the WOW factor when I hand it off to my clients, also, providing them transparent site support/recommendations on an on-going...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st November 2016, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,054
Posted By atrbiz
Re: Multiple ads on Craigslist with same phone #?

I've posted on CL for over 5 years and typically, I'm able to post up to 3 ads within 24 hours before CL blocks my duplicate ad. It's all about testing it out.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st November 2016, 02:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 423
Posted By atrbiz
Re: What are the little things that have made big changes in your work day

1) Jiu-Jitsu training, it has improved my cardio, flexibility, and just overall it's an awesome martial arts. I've been more focused on my business the moment I started training 6 months back. Highly...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st November 2016, 11:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 604
Posted By atrbiz
Re: Are phone calls still a major source of marketing?

Absolutely. I've been relying on PPC, telemarketing, local networking, and Craigslist over the last 5+ years. Each channel has generated valuable clients and partnerships.
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st November 2016, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By atrbiz
Re: How to Advertise Specialized B2B Manufacturer

This is clearly a service that is used by a small number of companies, a majority of SMBs would not require his services. I would definitely recommend a customized direct mail in a standard letter...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st November 2016, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By atrbiz
Re: Renting Websites To Online Businesses

I've had success offering prospective clients a free site mockup then scheduling a meeting via Teamviewer.com and in-person (if they're local). I'll then present my custom proposal that is modified...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th July 2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,870
Posted By atrbiz
Re: ''You're too nice for sales''

Steph, a lot of great suggestions here for you..bottom line, go into those interviews and stand your ground, be firm and show them you're not scared to sell. Put on your game face, you've got this!...
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th June 2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 618
Posted By atrbiz
Advice for Consultants selling Web Design or Marketing

I'm not an "offline" expert by any means, but I've been doing pretty decent the last few years with my company and thought I'd share some "basic advice"...whether it's an attorney, or a locksmith,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th June 2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 17,231
Posted By atrbiz
Re: John Durham back at it....

Welcome back sir.
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th June 2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,884
Posted By atrbiz
Re: Just got a $7,000 Consulting Client. Simple Way.

I actually setup an Adwords campaign recently as well, we're still testing things out but plan on scaling up soon.

We're generating inbound leads for web design then upsell them on marketing...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th May 2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,181
Posted By atrbiz
Re: HOW TO MAKE TEXT ON CRAIGSLIST VERY SMALL?

I've been posting successfully on CL for over 2 years now, and my team uses multiple IPs/accounts and we rotate our titles/ad body.

This is the quick online HTML code generator we use - Free...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th October 2012, 07:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,379
Posted By atrbiz
Re: Anyone have a good press release service they recommend?

Dexx, contact the PRWeb.com sales dept directly and they should be able to get you setup on "agency pricing".

Best of luck.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th August 2012, 02:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 790
Posted By atrbiz
I can't believe what just happened...Don't make this MISTAKE Warriors!

Warriors,

I have a story to share with you all, i'm quite shocked actually :confused:

So I was just doing a Google search because I was looking for a very specific financial related service, I...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd May 2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,228
Posted By atrbiz
FREE $300 Yahoo/Bing Ad Credit!

Hey Warriors!

I was on Google doing a search recently for Adcenter and I clicked on the sponsored link: Get Noticed...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th May 2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,249
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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th April 2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,217
Posted By atrbiz
Advice to my Warriors! Get PAID what you're WORTH!

Hello Warriors!

Below are some tips I've put together for those that are offering a service (SEO, web design,etc.) Enjoy :)

If you are a freelancer, then you know the importance of your work...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th March 2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 753
Posted By atrbiz
Re: A question to webdesigners.

I always give my clients full access to THEIR website :)

Best of luck,
Ahmad
Forum: Mobile Marketing 8th February 2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,446
Posted By atrbiz
Re: How many emails should I send to get a client?

Just like cold calling it's a numbers game, so obviously the more emails you sent out the better response rate you can expect but like I said in my previous post... quality is important, don't spam...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 8th February 2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,446
Posted By atrbiz
Re: How many emails should I send to get a client?

I've gotten several dentist clients from cold calling, networking, and through email marketing.

Just put in quality work + stay consistent + good offer and you should have no issues generating...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd February 2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 22,498
Posted By atrbiz
Re: I'm Having Problems Hiring Telemarketers / Sales Reps

Hey Jay,

Have you had trust issues with home based telemarketers?

You've got to treat them like any other employee. They go through a hiring process (interview,etc), you train them, set goals,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th January 2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 22,498
Posted By atrbiz
Re: I'm Having Problems Hiring Telemarketers / Sales Reps

theres tons of ways to find telemarketers online job sites, social media, etc. Just test different things out. :)
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th January 2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 22,498
Posted By atrbiz
Re: I'm Having Problems Hiring Telemarketers / Sales Reps

Sure, I have 2 U.S. based telemarketers that I pay $15-$20/hour + small bonus. Worth every penny!

- Ahmad
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th January 2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 22,498
Posted By atrbiz
Re: I'm Having Problems Hiring Telemarketers / Sales Reps

I have 2 telemarketers that work for me full-time and I pay them hourly + bonus. The ROI is great. When I first started in offline consulting I hired commission based reps and had mixed results, I...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th January 2012, 10:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 885
Posted By atrbiz
Re: Pitched my services after getting a car wash - Don't be SHY!

Thank you! Yes I've closed a nice chunk of deals just by striking up conversation at random places :)

I love networking like this...it definitely works!

Thanks,
Ahmad
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th January 2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 885
Posted By atrbiz
Pitched my services after getting a car wash - Don't be SHY!

Hey Warriors,

So I was getting my car washed today and as the guy was drying my car, I was sitting in my car on my phone as a SUV pulled in front of me to get his car dried to. We'll on the rear...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th January 2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,091
Posted By atrbiz
Re: How Do You Gently Tell A Potential Client Their Website Sucks???

I recently had a home repair company I sold on a custom website re-design.

I literally flat out told the President...if he let's me re-design his outdated website, it would greatly help his...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd January 2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 472
Posted By atrbiz
Re: What is a List??

Yes but at the same time...saving email addresses of prospective/potential clients is powerful. Just because they don't buy now doesn't mean they won't purchase a few months later or be interested in...
Forum: Finished Contests & Challenges 6th December 2011, 06:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,485
Posted By atrbiz
Re: $100 Content! If I pick YOUR Idea! WP Plugin Content!

Hello Warriors,

I've received several emails with WP plugin ideas and am reviewing them to see which ones I like. If you sent me an email I'll reply via email if I move forward with your idea.
...
Forum: Finished Contests & Challenges 19th October 2011, 05:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,485
Posted By atrbiz
Re: $100 Content! If I pick YOUR Idea! WP Plugin Content!

I look forward to reviewing your ideas!

Thanks,
Ahmad
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th October 2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 884
Posted By atrbiz
Re: Theme for Medical Doctor

Hey Stephen,

I developed my own Custom Wordpress Theme for a Dental office (bloo-dental.com)

Thanks,
Ahmad
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th October 2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,212
Posted By atrbiz
Re: I just SOLD a domain for $1300 to an Attorney!

Thanks Shawn! Your exactly right, it's all about taking Action!



I def could of asked for more but I have 10 other domains like this that I'm in the process of selling, so I'm just flipping...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th October 2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,212
Posted By atrbiz
I just SOLD a domain for $1300 to an Attorney!

Hey Warriors,

I purchased a domain from a GoDaddy Auction 3 months ago. It's a nice attorney domain (in a major U.S. city). I setup a simple WP site and got it ranked #5 on Google and it gets...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th September 2011, 10:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,660
Posted By atrbiz
Re: IT Support Guy gave me a $3800 Project! - Met him on Craigslist!

Extremely powerful! Good luck!



Don't be jealous! It works! It's also a numbers game, I've responded to TONS of ads before landing a few sold partnerships.

PM me if you need some tips! I...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th September 2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,660
Posted By atrbiz
IT Support Guy gave me a $3800 Project! - Met him on Craigslist!

Hey Warriors,

A few months back I was on browsing the "computer gigs" section of Craigslist and I saw an ad "Looking to partner with Web design/SEO Company".

I responded to the ad - told him I...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th September 2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,435
Posted By atrbiz
Re: How I got a NEW Client in under 1 HOUR!

Exactly, I got back to her FAST and the timing was right!



Brad,

Thanks man! I agree it's just common business practices and everyone should follow it.

I always try to respond to clients...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th September 2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,435
Posted By atrbiz
How I got a NEW Client in under 1 HOUR! - $4500 Deal.

Hey Warriors,

Just thought I'd share some advice/success I had just today. So I had a dentist leave me a voicemail this morning in regards to getting a quote for my web design service for a new...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th September 2011, 10:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,357
Posted By atrbiz
I CLOSED a $2,000 Per Month SEO client from Craigslist!

Hi Warriors,

I posted a thread a while back on a $10k+ web design deal I got off Craigslist.

We'll I just recently signed on a new SEO Client - I'm billing them $2,000 per month.

I posted a...
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