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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th May 2009, 11:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 672
Posted By Brian W. Wang
Re: Does forum help?

A forum helps you build a community on your site. Also helps you build credibility and position you as an expert.

However, forums can be hard to manage. I suggest that you outsource the management...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th May 2009, 11:38 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,569
Posted By Brian W. Wang
Re: Today I saw a billboard in town for a web designer/SEO expert

For any business, you want to tap into other pools of traffic out there. By having the billboard there, he's tapping into the offline pool. There are people out there who are looking for a web...
Forum: Mind Warriors 19th May 2009, 11:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,612
Posted By Brian W. Wang
Re: When a friend or family member asks you for a loan, what would you say?

I've had experiences like that. I usually do not loan large amounts of money to anybody. I know some people out there might think I'm stingy, but I worked hard for my money and I'm not going to lend...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th May 2009, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 660
Posted By Brian W. Wang
Re: Will a Picture of YOU on the Header Graphic of your site increase conversions?

It depends on if you have a reputation or not. If you're pretty much unknown then it's not really worth the trouble.

However, if you do have the reputation, it will help tremendously.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th May 2009, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By Brian W. Wang
Re: Facebook Groups and Ads

I've heard a lot about marketing on Facebook before, but I never tried it. If anybody marketed on Facebook and had some success, I would really like to hear about it.
Forum: Mind Warriors 19th May 2009, 10:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,503
Posted By Brian W. Wang
Re: "Think Rich, Grow Rich" - What do you think of it?

It's one of the best mindset books out there. It really lays out important concepts to follow to achieve a great level of success.

I especially like the part about general knowledge and...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th May 2009, 05:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 925
Posted By Brian W. Wang
Re: Adwords Is Blowing My Bank Account?

It depends on what niche you're in. Some clicks are really worth that much if you're in a competitive niche. You could try improving your quality score for cheaper clicks.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th May 2009, 05:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 620
Posted By Brian W. Wang
Re: MLM programs - are they worth it?

I've had some bad experiences with MLM programs. I advise staying away from them, as I am inclined to believe that they would run away with your money and never come back.

Of course, maybe this is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th May 2009, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 541
Posted By Brian W. Wang
Re: where to find people to design and write a sales copy for my new ebook?

I've personally found some really top-notch copywriters for hire at Guru.com and Elance.com. They charge from $100-$300 per salesletter, but it's really top-notch quality. Just be sure to check...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th May 2009, 04:49 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,223
Posted By Brian W. Wang
Re: How many domain names do you own?

I personally own about 30 domains. Five of them are being hosted by Liquidweb, and the rest is hosed by Bluehost.

I actually plan to get rid of a lot of my domains by selling them off as I only...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th May 2009, 05:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 951
Posted By Brian W. Wang
Re: has anyone got kicked out of aweber or getresponse?

Never had that happen to me before. It's unusual for them to kick you off just for using their service.

If I were you, I'd contact customer support and make a case there.
Forum: Mind Warriors 17th May 2009, 05:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,413
Posted By Brian W. Wang
Re: How Do You Measure Success?

By measuring my progress toward my income goals. If I am meeting deadlines, then I feel like I am achieving great success.

Then I measure if I met my goals before deadlines. I then compare how...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th May 2009, 02:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By Brian W. Wang
Re: Is paypal site off?

Paypal seems to be working fine on my end. It even worked when I accessed it through my Iphone.

Might want to contact Iphone tech support to help you out.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th May 2009, 02:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 658
Posted By Brian W. Wang
Re: What is the best freelancer network?

In my opinion, guru.com is the best freelancer network. They have the most professional freelancers there, and the best part is that they are ranked.

Also, most freelancers have their contact...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th May 2009, 01:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 916
Posted By Brian W. Wang
Re: An interesting way to promote your site

It's very creative. The site design is very slick and intuitive. Great site, I really hope it takes off.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th May 2009, 01:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 931
Posted By Brian W. Wang
Re: Weight Loss Niche - Go For It or Stay Away?

You have to have a solid product and marketing funnel to make it worth it when you compete in weight loss. If your profit margin isn't high enough, then I suggest you don't go for it.

However, a...
Forum: Mind Warriors 17th May 2009, 01:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 855
Posted By Brian W. Wang
Re: Confused and frustrated

You shouldn't give up now if it was working well before. You just have to brainstorm a list of reasons why it doesn't work anymore. Then try to think up of the solutions to those problems.
Forum: Mind Warriors 16th May 2009, 05:51 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,408
Posted By Brian W. Wang
Re: Is The 4-Hour Work Week Possible?

The 4 Hour Work Week is definitely possible. You just have to find ways to automate everything within your business system.

If you can find the right people to run the system for you and handle...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th May 2009, 04:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,234
Posted By Brian W. Wang
Re: Please, cheer me up :(

When things like this happen, you need to be calm. You have to analyze and brainstorm the possible things that could stop it from working. After making a list of problems, make a list of solutions...
Forum: Mind Warriors 15th May 2009, 04:59 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 8,797
Posted By Brian W. Wang
Re: You Need Money To Make Money - True Or False?

It's best to have some money before you take on any business project that's supposed to make a high income. Management is difficult to handle, so having money makes things easier to manage.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th May 2009, 04:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 774
Posted By Brian W. Wang
Re: How would you monetize an automobile site

I suggest using Ebay Partner Network. You get a cut (not sure exactly how much) every time someone buys a car off of your links. Since cars are pretty high-ticket item, you should get quite a lot of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th May 2009, 04:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 801
Posted By Brian W. Wang
Re: Here's My Business Plan: Business Owners Please Comment!

This is a very solid business plan, and you should really go forward with this if you have the right skills. Once you have the clients, then the business plan really rolls.

Also want to make sure...
Forum: Mind Warriors 15th May 2009, 04:16 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,556
Posted By Brian W. Wang
Re: How do you deal with procrastination?

The best way to battle procrastination is to be more organized. Have a daily agenda of tasks to do, and check them off during the day when the tasks are finished.

This really helps you budget your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th May 2009, 04:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By Brian W. Wang
Re: Ok, which do you prefer phpBB or vBulletin

I prefer vBulletin. It just has more features, and is much easier to work with. Hands down, I would always choose vBulltetin over phpbb.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th May 2009, 04:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 782
Posted By Brian W. Wang
Re: Good Ezine articles

I personally don't think it's a good idea to use that domain. If I were in your position, I would just get rid of the domain and sell it off for how much you got the domains for. It's just not worth...
Forum: Mind Warriors 13th May 2009, 04:44 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,329
Posted By Brian W. Wang
Re: Erasing All Negative Thinking

The best approach is to feel motivated by thinking of the positive. Think about ways or things you can do to make things possible. Also, think of ways to avoid things that will stop you from...
Forum: Mind Warriors 13th May 2009, 04:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,020
Posted By Brian W. Wang
Re: Am I suffering from information overload?

It sounds like you're having a bad case of indecision and time management problems. First decide on what you want to pursue.

Then have an agenda of tasks you need to do to achieve that goal. To...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th May 2009, 03:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,871
Posted By Brian W. Wang
Re: Just Starting Out? Here's An Easy, Fast-Start Business Model That Works!

I've actually done a variation of this and it works quite well. I also try to upsell into backend services like SEO and PPC management, e-mail autoseponder, and offline marketing consultation.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th May 2009, 03:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 977
Posted By Brian W. Wang
Re: Articles > PowerPoint > Video > YouTube -- A Wise Move?

It's a very good idea, and Youtube should have no problems with that.

You're offering good video content in powerpoint form, so I really doubt Youtube have anything against it.
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 13th May 2009, 03:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,994
Posted By Brian W. Wang
Re: Constant Contact or AWeber, which is better and why?

Never heard of Constant Contact before, will check it out. In my experience, Aweber is really the best autoresponder out there, and is the best for this function.

I've heard not too bad thing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th May 2009, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By Brian W. Wang
Re: Question for you offline golders...

I do, I actually help my clients with most of their marketing efforts. Even if it's offline marketing, I still help them.

I definitely help them split test headlines, as I feel that it's a good...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th May 2009, 02:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 718
Posted By Brian W. Wang
Re: Outsourcing eBooks & Protecting your idea

You can have a freelancer sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement. Once a Non-Disclosure Agreement is signed, they should know that they can't do anything with your product.

In most cases, this is enough...
Forum: Mind Warriors 13th May 2009, 01:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 792
Posted By Brian W. Wang
Re: Top Of The World: A Great Tip For Keeping Happy

Fresh air will almost always make anybody feel better. It's important to enjoy good weather and be outdoors, it always helps improve my mood.

Whenever I need to take a break from working, I take...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th May 2009, 01:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 649
Posted By Brian W. Wang
Re: How long "should" an email message be?

When I use e-mail, I make them short and to the point. I try to make them as personal as possible, so that it connect to readers.

The best way to do this is to engage the reader and make...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th May 2009, 07:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 568
Posted By Brian W. Wang
Re: clickbank question

You can get an idea of how much others are making with spying software such as Spyfu and Keycompete. If others are spending a lot on their campaigns, they're likely making a lot of money. Otherwise,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th May 2009, 07:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By Brian W. Wang
Re: Is this still a viable option?

They used to do well back in the days. Now it's saturated and harder to make it work. Also, Ezine articles improved the quality of their site, making harder for newer directories to compete.
Forum: Mind Warriors 12th May 2009, 06:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 563
Posted By Brian W. Wang
Re: Help

I think that means that you just have to analyze and think of a new strategy or approach. If something is not working for you, it's best to analyze why it's not working for you. Then you can come up...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th May 2009, 06:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 594
Posted By Brian W. Wang
Re: To Forum or not To Forum ? That is the question...

A forum takes a lot of time and effort to manage. However, it can make customers/visitors become more loyal to you, and think of you as an expert in your niche.

If you do decide to have a forum, I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th May 2009, 05:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 743
Posted By Brian W. Wang
Re: Projects Juggling

The best thing to do is to stay organized with a notebook, agenda, and a list of tasks to do every day. I always make a checklist of things to and and check them off once they are done.

I also...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th May 2009, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 712
Posted By Brian W. Wang
Re: Landing page or direct link?

In most cases, landing pages work better than direct linking. You could get decent results through direct linking, but a landing page is almost always needed for the best results.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th May 2009, 03:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 753
Posted By Brian W. Wang
Re: Suggest software for video editing

Final Cut Pro is very good if you have a Mac.
Forum: Mind Warriors 12th May 2009, 03:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,299
Posted By Brian W. Wang
Re: Do you keep track of your money?

I definitely keep track of my money right now. That's why I always use a card rather than cash most of the time. This way, I can login to my online bank account and see where my personal expenses are.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th May 2009, 02:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,272
Posted By Brian W. Wang
Re: Anyone Else Find IM a Lonely Business?

It depends on what you do. I do offline consulting sometimes, and that allows me to go out and interact with people. I also do go to parties during the weekends and other social gatherings.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th May 2009, 02:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,292
Posted By Brian W. Wang
Re: Is The Recession Over?

There's definitely signs that the economy is coming back up again. Looks like Obama's efforts are really working. I can't ask for more as long as my family and friends have jobs again.
Forum: Mind Warriors 12th May 2009, 02:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,774
Posted By Brian W. Wang
Re: What/Who Inspired You to Make Money Online?

For me, it's Robert's Rich Dad Poor Dad. It made me realize that having a job and living paycheck to paycheck isn't the life for me. It really got me thinking in the mindset of an entreprenuer.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th May 2009, 02:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 659
Posted By Brian W. Wang
Re: Can Anyone Give Me A Good Wholesaler Source??

Another good wholesaling source I found is doba.com. They seem to be on par with World Wide Brands, so I think they're worth checking out.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th August 2008, 03:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,132
Posted By Brian W. Wang
I had no idea until the last minute. It really...

I had no idea until the last minute. It really caught me by surprise to say the least.
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