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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th March 2012, 09:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,489
Posted By stevenalowe
Re: Magic Of Pinterest

Rashell is correct. My apologies for the misinformation. That's what happens when you only read the headlines that other people write instead of reading the entire source material!

Stick It To...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 4th March 2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,128
Posted By stevenalowe
Re: Songs with the word Money in them?

"Money Changes Everything" by The Brains
YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.
Forum: Reciprocal Links 3rd March 2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 466
Posted By stevenalowe
Re: Looking for Guest Posts

search alltop.com for your keywords, check the blogs that come up to see if they allow guest posts
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd March 2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,489
Posted By stevenalowe
Re: Magic Of Pinterest

pinterest got some negative press a couple of weeks ago, turned out they were replacing links with their own affiliate links behind the scenes!

so, definitely pin things to your own site/landing...
Forum: Programming 21st February 2012, 01:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 570
Posted By stevenalowe
Re: What programming language would I use to make a translating program?

This is a large, complicated, and ongoing area of computer science research. The programming language one uses is nearly irrelevant. Google for 'automated language translation' in the Scholar section...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th January 2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,751
Posted By stevenalowe
Re: WF Kindle Slaughterhouse: Look At What You Bad People Did!

The WF is a very interesting place. The number of GRQ schemes and push-button know-nothing systems being touted is astounding - along with the number of "I got slapped" threads when platforms catch...
Forum: Website Design 17th January 2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By stevenalowe
Re: Please review my website

I second the squished logo. Left-justify the bullet text instead of centered. USA should be all capital letters. Drop the "we" from "We turn your free time into money". "Employer's" should be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th January 2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 555
Posted By stevenalowe
Re: Analytics is really ticking me off

the most common cause of this is accidentally embedding the tracking code script twice
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th January 2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,390
Posted By stevenalowe
Re: Pen Name vs Real Name (being judged as a "scammer")

Addendum: it has come to my attention that one big reason for using a pen name is so that your audiences don't get confused. This is especially true for books on amazon et al where people can easily...
Forum: Finished Contests & Challenges 3rd January 2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 9,942
Posted By stevenalowe
Re: [CONTEST - Win easy $100] Give a name for a company!

vaguelyiconic.com
insufficientdata.com
obscureobjectives.com
translucentcommunications.com
Forum: Mind Warriors 1st January 2012, 07:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 828
Posted By stevenalowe
Re: What is your epiphany?

recently i was profoundly struck by the speech by Marley's Ghost in Dickens' Christmas Carol:

Mankind is my business

provides a different perspective on 2012
Forum: Mind Warriors 26th December 2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 579
Posted By stevenalowe
Re: The reason you don't make any sales is (reply yours, here)

The reason you don't make any sales is...

...people can't find it among all the noise on the landing page.
...people can't find a good reason for them to buy, because you talk about features...
Forum: Copywriting 19th December 2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 845
Posted By stevenalowe
Re: Rip my sales page apart - newbie in need of help!

Caveat: I know zip about the film industry.

But I know how to use imdb.com (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1852265/)

Your 4th "feature film" is not listed. Two of your "feature films" appear to be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th December 2011, 05:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,265
Posted By stevenalowe
Re: What Is A --> UI / UX Web Designer $90,000 A Year

UI = user interface = what the user see and interacts with on the computer screen

UX = user experience = what the user sees and interacts with everywhere connected with your business

UI is a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th December 2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,157
Posted By stevenalowe
Re: Why are you really doing Internet Marketing?

I'm not doing "Internet Marketing".

I'm doing marketing.

The Internet just happens to be where a large percentage of my potential customer and clients are.
Forum: Mind Warriors 12th December 2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3,690
Views: 126,322
Posted By stevenalowe
Re: Inspirational Quotes ... Post Yours!

"Internet marketers are people who will work 80 hours a week so they can make money while they sleep."
-- Sonia Simone, copyblogger.com
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th December 2011, 10:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 699
Posted By stevenalowe
Re: A priceless reward for pointing someone to a WSO

Great story.

It's easy to forget that the purpose of marketing is not just 'make money', it's 'make money by helping people solve their problems'.

and that's a good thing
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th December 2011, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By stevenalowe
Re: Learn one skill at a time.

agreed - and would add that learning skills that allow you to add valuable/useful content to the Internet will pay off forever, as opposed to learning tricks that will eventually fail (and/or get you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th December 2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By stevenalowe
Re: Lite E-books

very common strategy to offer some - or even almost all - of your content as an opt-in incentive

people will pay for the last 10%, if that 10% tells them "how"...
Forum: Copywriting 5th December 2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,013
Posted By stevenalowe
Re: Rich Dad Poor Dad and E-Myth...Business Classics or 200 Page Sales Letters?

RDPD was entertaining, but cash-flow quadrant was much more useful

the point of both books, is passive income

as for the book being a sales letter for the game, i don't know; if it was, it...
Forum: Copywriting 5th December 2011, 12:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 745
Posted By stevenalowe
Re: Headline Angst

let the readers self-select, and focus on benefits, e.g.

Engineers: How to save and make $$$ with diesel breakthrough

or something like that - i don't know enough about the field to be more...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 4th December 2011, 11:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 732
Posted By stevenalowe
Re: Anyone Use Mindmap Software? If So, Which Is Best?

Freemind (http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Download), and/or
XMind (http://www.xmind.net/downloads/)
of the two, i prefer xmind - for no apparent reason.
both are free
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st December 2011, 11:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 829
Posted By stevenalowe
Re: What is your exit strategy? or how much is enough

There is no exit strategy (death is not a strategy y'all, it's an inevitability...for now).

google "lifestyle design"; read Tim Ferriss; live now, not for some distant future

Suppose you turn...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 1st December 2011, 11:07 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,188
Posted By stevenalowe
Re: Niche is pronounced "Neesh" ... Here's why

LOL - I don't speak English, I speak American English. Specifically Southern American English - and down here we say "niche" to rhyme with "itch" ;)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st December 2011, 10:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By stevenalowe
Re: Help finding a wordpress plugin

Google is your friend ;)

You may be talking about something like List Eruption; there seems to be a few plugins for this though, check them out via google search for 'wordpress plugin social...
Forum: Mind Warriors 1st December 2011, 05:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,854
Posted By stevenalowe
Re: Read this and you will never procrastinate or be lazy ever again!!

based on sound human psychology - people will work harder to avoid a negative than they will to achieve a positive

example: if you want to lost 30 pounds by spring, make a public bet with a friend...
Forum: Mind Warriors 30th November 2011, 10:30 PM
Replies: 3,690
Views: 126,322
Posted By stevenalowe
Re: Inspirational Quotes ... Post Yours!

Character is doing the right thing when nobody's looking. There are too many people who think that the only thing that's right is to get by, and the only thing that's wrong is to get caught.
--...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th November 2011, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,823
Posted By stevenalowe
Re: Video editing software for a green screen

if you have a Mac, iMovie will do it - but it's not on by default. Go to Preferences and click the Advanced checkbox to turn on green-screen functionality
Forum: Off Topic Forum 30th November 2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 908
Posted By stevenalowe
Re: Junior Art Director Meme

where's the one for "5 twitter followers - Social Media Guru"?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th November 2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,066
Posted By stevenalowe
Re: How do make your sites look professional?

I use WordPress, and bought a developer license for all of the Genesis themes a while back (a great deal BTW). I also use Premise for landing pages (extremely easy to knock something out; unlimited...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th November 2011, 04:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By stevenalowe
Re: Why people don't buy from them (or you)

I like Dave's style a lot; been on his list for years, bought almost everything he put out. Great stuff!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th November 2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,079
Posted By stevenalowe
Re: Who Knew? Kindle Publishing: Pricing And Terms of Service

I read that as:


the kindle price must be no higher than the price of the ebook in any other sales channel, and
the kindle price must be at least 20% lower than the price of any PHYSICAL...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th November 2011, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By stevenalowe
Re: giving cold calling a try newbie

Basic marketing: what is your Unique Selling Proposition?

In other words, what sets your print shop apart from every other print shop in town, or in the Internet?

if you're cold-calling...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th November 2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By stevenalowe
Re: Be seen as an authority

In "Book Yourself Solid", the author states that a published book is a three-pound business card - and it is much harder to misplace or ignore.

Being a published author lends weight and...
Forum: Copywriting 30th November 2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,323
Posted By stevenalowe
Re: "Not Professional Enough; OMG You've Gotta Be Kidding"

Kal is exactly right: test it, tweak it, establish a customer base and a reputation for professionalism first

then build a relationship with the JV partners that you want by helping them with...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 30th November 2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By stevenalowe
Re: Need Reviews for http://classcorner.com

ten-second review:
- list the benefits of joining, not the features of the forum, e.g. 'keep in touch with old classmates in a private forum' or whatever
- the join button says 'classmatestoday'...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th November 2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 999
Posted By stevenalowe
Re: So... Are We Having Fun??

Absolutely having fun!

My first business failed because neither my partner nor I understood marketing.

My second business has done well, primarily because of referrals.

Then I spent 6 months...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th November 2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,096
Posted By stevenalowe
Re: How to overcome procrastination and laziness?

Take a picture of what you want - dream car, bank balance, zero debt, whatever - and make it the background on your computer, so you see it often!

Also, track your progress - even small advances...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th November 2011, 01:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 719
Posted By stevenalowe
Re: What books would you recommend for improving....

Scientific Advertising
Ogilvy on Advertising
Guerilla Marketing
Book Yourself Solid
Selling to VITO
Forum: Copywriting 28th November 2011, 08:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 790
Posted By stevenalowe
Re: Critique my lead gen/sales page

Most people have difficulty imagining bad things happening to them - so emphasize the bad things that would happen to their family if they died without having life insurance

the headline and...
Forum: Copywriting 28th November 2011, 08:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,672
Posted By stevenalowe
Re: one day old snowblower ad goes viral - nearly 30,000 views!!

the first paragraph is killer - talk about writing copy to self-select the audience!



Selects the interested reader, establishes the tone and humor of the piece, and creates an "us" vs "them"...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th November 2011, 06:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,155
Posted By stevenalowe
Re: Should I cold call after I cold emailed?

Very true - always make friends with the receptionist, assistant, and any other 'gatekeepers' that you encounter. They have the power to help or hinder you considerably.

This also applies to the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th November 2011, 08:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,390
Posted By stevenalowe
Re: Pen Name vs Real Name (being judged as a "scammer")

The question is: are you a scammer?

No? Are you doing useful work in marketing? Selling products and services that you believe in, that help the customer?

Yes? Are you proud of your...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th November 2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,912
Posted By stevenalowe
Re: Here Is The Next BEST Thing That Replaces Yahoo Site Explorer!

excellent resource, thank you!

I always disliked yahoo explorer (and the scary firefox toolbars) anyway; the interface and explanations of this are much better
Forum: Mind Warriors 27th November 2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3,690
Views: 126,322
Posted By stevenalowe
Re: Inspirational Quotes ... Post Yours!

"One hundred percent of the people who don't take the first step also don't take the second step." -- Zig Ziglar
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th November 2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,172
Posted By stevenalowe
Re: Before You Hit the Unsubscribe Button...

absolutely agreed - unless you are no longer getting anything of value from the mailings, of course.

i subscribe to several mailing lists to study their tactics; it's a very inexpensive way to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th November 2011, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 374
Posted By stevenalowe
Re: I suck at ppc and need help!

wolfmmiii is absolutely right: adwords terms of service (TOS) forbids direct links like that. You must create a landing page (or an entire web site, if you rock it like wolfie) with unique, relevant,...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 27th November 2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 604
Posted By stevenalowe
Re: How did you reach "stability"?

only you can answer that question, depending on your lifestyle and location.

$10/month might be plenty in Pakistan. The same lifestyle might cost $10,000/month in new york city.

calculate your...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 27th November 2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 398
Posted By stevenalowe
Re: My goal was 60, I only did 51. Did I fail?

one suggestion: create an editorial calendar for your articles, e.g. write out the topics and outline notes on each article beforehand, perhaps on a lazy Sunday afternoon...

...that way, when it's...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th November 2011, 07:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,404
Posted By stevenalowe
Re: Searching for purpose = procrastination

You're welcome, and good luck!

Note: advice adapted from "The Four-Hour Work Week" by Tim Ferriss
Forum: Mind Warriors 27th November 2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By stevenalowe
Re: Is the paperclip trade up to the house old news?

Congratulations!

This is exactly the kind of BURNING DESIRE that Napoleon Hill wrote about in "Think and Grow Rich"
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 27th November 2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By stevenalowe
Re: Squeeze Page - Promotion

a "squeeze page" is a page on a web site whose sole purpose is to get the visitor to give you his/her email address, thus joining your mailing list

personally, i don't like the term "squeeze page"...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th November 2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,155
Posted By stevenalowe
Re: Should I cold call after I cold emailed?

Yes, definitely follow up with a call.

I'm assuming from your screen name that you are offering copywriting services ;)

Next time, change the cold call into a warm call by:


researching...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 27th November 2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 688
Posted By stevenalowe
Re: Unbelievable

Hilarious. But sad.

A QR code should not only take you to a mobile site, but a QR code like that should take you to a mobile site with a discount or two-for-one coupon to encourage you to buy!
Forum: Copywriting 27th November 2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By stevenalowe
Re: Any thoughts on my sales page?

The headline does not grab my attention.

The purpose of the headline is to get the reader's attention, and compel them to read the sub-head

the sub-head should immediately address a benefit to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th November 2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 595
Posted By stevenalowe
Re: Business.. what is it really?

business is not one word with one meaning, it is one word with multiple uses with different meanings -


The simplest distinction is noun/adjective, e.g. "my business" and "business plan".
We...
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