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Forum: Off Topic Forum 14th June 2020, 10:36 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 2,378
Posted By Rod Cortez
Re: What is your favorite hobby ?

It most certainly does Kay. Good to see you here as well. I see a lot of familiar faces. Glad to see you horseback riding. I miss doing that myself. Don't know if I ever will again. But I am...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 13th June 2020, 11:20 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 2,378
Posted By Rod Cortez
Re: What is your favorite hobby ?

I've been sidelined these past few years with chronic health issues. So I have rekindled my love of reading and writing. Started writing short stories again and am working on my first fantasy novel.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 13th June 2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 930
Posted By Rod Cortez
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th August 2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 506
Posted By Rod Cortez
RE: In one sentence, what do you want the Warrior Forum to be?

A place where I can incubate an idea or someone else's idea where angel investors can invest in ideas and entrepreneurs can pitch their business plans.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10th May 2016, 08:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 633
Posted By Rod Cortez
Re: Lamb Of God - Overlord

I listen to LOG on Pandora when I'm working out, though I've been listening to a lot of Hatebreed and older Metallica. Great workout music or when I'm driving fast!

RoD
Forum: Off Topic Forum 13th April 2016, 04:34 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,093
Posted By Rod Cortez
Re: Is It Me? Or Is It That Warrior Forum Has Changed?

The Warrior Forum, while it still has many of the same things that it used to have, has fundamentally changed. At the core of the forum was it's founder, Allen Says, who had his share of fanatical...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th April 2016, 04:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 659
Posted By Rod Cortez
Re: Is Membership Site Still Profitable

Yes, VERY profitable.

RoD
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th March 2016, 04:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,237
Posted By Rod Cortez
Re: My Thoughts On IM Gurus After 8 Years In IM

I've been at this full time since 2001 and I still don't know what a "guru" is. Ultimately, you're going to connect with people who resonate with you, as that will probably evolve as you and your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th February 2016, 01:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 629
Posted By Rod Cortez
Re: Everyone says pua is over crowded but there are no offers on CB!

Pua is far from dead and there are still millions to be earned in the dating market and it's many niches. Clickbank isn't representative of every niche and in this case it's only one of hundreds of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th February 2016, 05:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,259
Posted By Rod Cortez
Re: Amazon says only forty (40) of their kindle authors are successfull

Interesting thread; as someone who started writing for Kindle over two years ago I've connected with a lot of authors. I personally know ten authors who are earning well over 75k per year from their...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 25th January 2016, 02:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,383
Posted By Rod Cortez
Re: Long Time WF Member Passed Away!

Thank you for the post Chris. Charles was one of the many members who helped me out with his sage advice when I used to run rampant here many years ago. He was always positive and encouraging and...
Forum: Suggestion Forum 21st December 2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,692
Posted By Rod Cortez
Re: Let us discuss Politics!

Many, many years ago politics were allowed to be discussed in what's now known as The Off Topic Forum. Here's the problem: people would let their emotions run wild and it became a moderating...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd October 2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,583
Posted By Rod Cortez
Re: Your #1 Method for Recurring Income?

* Membership websites
* Creating a transaction based business (think Clickbank, Paypal, etc.)
* Provide a service where you bill monthly (think Nanacast, Aweber, etc.).
* Licensing
* Create a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st October 2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,533
Posted By Rod Cortez
Re: is the relationship niche still alive

Both the relationship and dating markets (not niches) are alive and well. And many of the niches underneath their umbrella can also be very profitable.

Most people who enter these markets don't...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 16th September 2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,624
Posted By Rod Cortez
Re: Are All The Recent Celebrity Deaths Making You Feel Old?

Watching Expendables 3 made me feel old. lol

RoD
Forum: Off Topic Forum 15th September 2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,198
Posted By Rod Cortez
Re: My Battle Of Wits With That Stupid Black Cat

Trust me, cats aren't the only one. ;)

RoD
Forum: Off Topic Forum 15th September 2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 488
Posted By Rod Cortez
Re: Floyd Mathweather Greatest Boxer (not brawler or mauler) Since Ali?

That's because there's a lot of subjectivity when it comes to sports, especially boxing where a fighter's fate can be left up to judges. Sure, there are some numbers as far as how many wins and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th August 2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,731
Posted By Rod Cortez
Re: Men's dating advice niche - not profitable ? Or misinformed ?

As someone who has built a 7 figure business along with several 6 figure ones in the dating market and have participated in several niches under the dating market umbrella, let me give you my...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 17th August 2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 459
Posted By Rod Cortez
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th August 2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,840
Posted By Rod Cortez
Re: Who is Anik Singal?

Anik Singal is a marketer who sells products and coaching, mostly for newbies. I attended one of his seminars recently and own a couple of his products. He seems like a solid guy, however, one...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10th August 2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,395
Posted By Rod Cortez
Re: How to Get Rich with Penny Stocks

As a former financial planner who specialized in stock and mutual fund investing, I am not a big fan of penny stocks. There's a reason why they have such low valuations.

Now that doesn't mean...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10th August 2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,674
Posted By Rod Cortez
Re: interesting timing

I have my own thoughts about this forum and could probably write a whole book about them, but I won't bore you with those details here. Suffice to say, what I used to get from this forum I now get...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th August 2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 591
Posted By Rod Cortez
Re: Why use Sales Funnels?

It depends on the business model, but in many cases people are online looking for information and even if they are ready to buy, it might be more effective to get them into your information pipeline...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th August 2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 9,002
Posted By Rod Cortez
Re: Is someone like me doomed from finding a job making money online?

This thread reminds me a lot of this one:

http://www.warriorforum.com/main-internet-marketing-discussion-forum/835317-my-im-journey-three-years-disappointments.html

When a person cannot see...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 7th August 2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,046
Posted By Rod Cortez
Re: 50 cent? More like a nickel...

Agreed, he focused on using "the law to my advantage" "as many others have done", and then he said that these lenders weren't "babies".

He completely dodged the question and didn't address the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th August 2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,632
Posted By Rod Cortez
Re: 6 AUG UPDATE: PayPal Buyers Beware! - Don't Get Screwed Over Like I Did

What a great share Scott, and thank you for the update. I'm glad you got your funds back. Even though you made a second payment, you still didn't get what was promised AND the seller was violating...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 5th August 2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,046
Posted By Rod Cortez
Re: 50 cent? More like a nickel...

This comes as no surprise as some rappers / hip hop artists fall into the whole culture of wanting "bling" and wanting to be known as a "baller". Y'know....the baller lifestyle right? Big houses,...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 5th August 2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 510
Posted By Rod Cortez
Re: Johnny Cash has been every where...

Johnny Cash is one of my favorites! This was really cool, thanks for sharing.

RoD
Forum: Off Topic Forum 5th August 2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,570
Posted By Rod Cortez
Re: Jared's Career with Subway is Total History Regardless of His Innocence or Not !!

From everything I've read this Jared fellow is being cooperative with law enforcement and he hasn't been charged with a crime. Regarding the affidavit and it's contents it's still allegations and...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 2nd August 2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 941
Posted By Rod Cortez
Re: UFC Fighter TJ Dillashaw Did It Again

Both Dillashaw and Rhonda are two of my favorite fighters. Dillashaw's dismantling of Barao was a thing of sheer beauty - both times. His technical skills are awesome.

Rhonda's focus, technique,...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd July 2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 935
Posted By Rod Cortez
Re: Forbes.com: How Bold Entrepreneurs Are Breaking $1 Million In One-Person Businesses

What an asinine comment if I ever read one. Of course you don't care because that's your character.

A million dollars in annual profits is no joke. I'm sure the people profiled in that...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd July 2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,552
Posted By Rod Cortez
Re: The next big "it's not fair!!!" moment..

I write about 5,000 words a day, 4-5 days a week, so I guess that means I should be publishing one book a day! lol

RoD
Forum: Off Topic Forum 6th July 2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 715
Posted By Rod Cortez
Re: Halle Berry Accepts Razzie Award

Yes, she did. That was the ONLY reason why I watched that movie.

Waitaminute, that's not true, it was also fun watching her beat up on an aging Sharon Stone. lol

RoD
Forum: Off Topic Forum 6th July 2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,216
Posted By Rod Cortez
Re: Coca Cola or Pepsi?

Neither, I'm a Dr. Pepper guy.

But if I had to choose between the two, I would prefer Coke.

RoD
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd June 2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,535
Posted By Rod Cortez
Re: New guy looking for a good MLM

Completely inaccurate. I have no love for MLM, but to say that this is not an MLM forum is wrong. Yes, this is an internet marketing forum and guess what? Many of the mlm's in today's markets USE...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd June 2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,897
Posted By Rod Cortez
Re: Who in the forum sells something other than IM?

Dating advice niche, selling medical equipment, investing in stocks & real estate, publishing on Kindle and other platforms, to name a few things I'm focusing in 2016 and beyond. I've spent most of...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 18th June 2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 639
Posted By Rod Cortez
Re: Grieving - Death of a Family Member

Sorry for your loss. It's always tough losing someone close to you. Everyone handles death differently and ultimately you need to do what's right for you and what's going to help you grieve and...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 18th June 2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,789
Posted By Rod Cortez
Re: Game of thrones

There's precedent of the God of Light raising the dead. I don't remember if it was season 2 or 3, but remember the fight in the cave with the Hound? And he mortally wounded the other guy? And he...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th June 2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,049
Posted By Rod Cortez
Re: Internet Marketer's: Everyone Says Stick with the Fundamentals ... So, What are They?

Well NicheMan,

People have brought up positioning before in the Main Forum, but it's not something that's usually brought up. When Jeremy Kelsall used to post here, he used to bring up...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th June 2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,312
Posted By Rod Cortez
Re: Do you need to focus on a niche?

Hi Sid! Great seeing you again!

One of the first niches I dove into many moons ago was the Wedding Planning niche. I knew nothing about it. But I had friends who were looking to plan their...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th June 2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,312
Posted By Rod Cortez
Re: Do you need to focus on a niche?

I usually start with my passions, hobbies, interests, etc. first when I'm deciding on a niche.

Sometimes the niches that are profitable are right in front of us and we don't even realize it.
...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 4th June 2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,230
Posted By Rod Cortez
Re: Hey Claude, I want to make your life easier tomorrow...

Hi Terra,

Doesn't he already have all the doughnut places bookmarked on his cell phone? O_o

RoD
Forum: Off Topic Forum 4th June 2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,269
Posted By Rod Cortez
Re: Does having lots of Money bring happiness?

Lots of money brings temporary happiness.

And having lots of money only makes you more of what you are from a character standpoint. So if you're a nice, giving person when you were poor, then...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th June 2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,312
Posted By Rod Cortez
Re: Do you need to focus on a niche?

That's an interesting opinion; but it's not based on anything that's truly data-driven is it?

There are websites that provide entertainment and content in a certain way, then there are websites...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd June 2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 918
Posted By Rod Cortez
Re: It's not ethical to offer UPSELLS?

Upsells in and of themselves are neutral as a concept. It boils down to implementation. For example, if someone offers an upsell to a main product as "optional" but it turns out that one HAS to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th May 2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,398
Posted By Rod Cortez
Re: Anyone Else Losing Interest In IM?

I've been making my living online for well over a decade. And guess what? I worked my ASS off to get to where I'm at today. I also made a ton of mistakes and more than once, I wanted to quit. I'm...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th May 2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,049
Posted By Rod Cortez
Re: Internet Marketer's: Everyone Says Stick with the Fundamentals ... So, What are They?

In my 15 plus years online I've learned to make my life easier by keeping things simple, my take on the fundamentals in terms of doing business online is as follows:



You must know your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th May 2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,430
Posted By Rod Cortez
Re: state of the Dating advice niche

Laurence brings up an excellent point. About ten years ago you had to struggle to find an information product (which does very well in the "dating advice" segment) that dealt with text game (for you...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12th May 2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,609
Posted By Rod Cortez
Re: Tom Brady's Imperfect Balls Land Him A Four Game Suspension

Kurt is spot on, this punishment is more for not being cooperative to the extent that the NFL wanted them to be. Even so, I think the NFL's punishment is too harsh. I can't stand the Patriots, but...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th May 2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 432
Posted By Rod Cortez
Re: Does warrior forum still do signatures?

Go into your Warrior forum "User CP" (control panel), toggle down to your "Thread Display Options" and make sure that you have the signature portion check-marked, the one marked "show signatures".
...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 8th May 2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 978
Posted By Rod Cortez
Re: Woman slashes to death two Pit Bulls. What would you do ?

Without actually seeing what happened and only going by what little is said in the video, it's really tough for me to draw any conclusion. Did the dogs actually charge her? Or were they running...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 4th May 2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,779
Posted By Rod Cortez
Re: Anyone Met An IM Guru In Person?

I've met many over the past couple of decades. The first one I got to meet in person was the late Cory Rudl back in the late 1990s. He was super nice, professional, and took the time to explain a...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 2nd May 2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,885
Posted By Rod Cortez
Re: Is the Pacquiao-Mayweather Fight Overrated?

I can barely wait to watch the fight. As a boxer myself I'm curious to see the technical match up that is going to occur. Is the fight overhyped? Of course it is. That's the name of the game. ...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 20th April 2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,885
Posted By Rod Cortez
Re: Is the Pacquiao-Mayweather Fight Overrated?

I'm with you there. If Manny can cut off the corners and actually hit Mayweather he's got a chance. I'm sure Mayweather has studied all of Manny's fights with Marquez, especially the very last one...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 17th April 2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,227
Posted By Rod Cortez
Re: Anyone met their Signicant Other this Way ?

I met my current girlfriend on Yelp. It all started with her asking me a question about a restaurant I reviewed. Then I asked her for a recommendation for a certain type of cuisine. We exchanged...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 17th April 2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,281
Posted By Rod Cortez
Re: Something has to change, and soon

I have an older sister who is a retired LAPD police officer and I also have many friends in law enforcement. They have opened my eyes to a world that very few in the public get to see. Well, that's...
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