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Forum: Email Marketing 5th April 2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,239
Posted By Ben Holmes
Re: Inbox blue print - stuck and need help

Hope you don't mind if I jump in and answer...

Clickbanking is where you actually make each visitor to your site turn into 1.5 visitors ... or even 2 visitors...

There are two possibilities...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd February 2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,018
Posted By Ben Holmes
Re: Does optimizepress 2.0 bug has fixed ?

Just an update, I've had more time to play with the Thrive Content Builder - and like all really powerful plugins, there have been problems...

The major problem for me was getting a shortcode to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd February 2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 14,517
Posted By Ben Holmes
Re: Who in here makes money off ebooks ?

Don't Google "Five Free Traffic Sources: Every Website Needs" this week...

Putting an ebook as a free download once every 90 days, and having it lead to your sales funnel is a very good tactic...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th February 2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,158
Posted By Ben Holmes
Re: What to do if my WSO is not 100% "Newbie Friendly"?

So is: "For Advanced Marketers Only!" :)

It would catch my attention, if only for reasons of ego!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th February 2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,087
Posted By Ben Holmes
Re: $7 for 1 lead???

Seems to me that your problem isn't traffic - it's conversion.

You need to get that conversion rate up to 40-60% before doing anything else.

Without seeing your landing page, I can't offer any...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th February 2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 788
Posted By Ben Holmes
Re: What’s the best approach as a non-native English speaker?

I'll agree with this!!

You'll have no problems competing in the English speaking market.

I strongly suspect that it would be virtually impossible to market a niche to the Dutch language more...
Forum: Email Marketing 12th November 2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,177
Posted By Ben Holmes
Re: Why You Should have more than 10 Follow Up Sequences !

That's why I 'mark' the emails that have affiliate links in them in my autoresponder. In Getresponse, there's both a subject line for the email, but also a title for the email that's internal only. I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th November 2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 523
Posted By Ben Holmes
Re: Questions for Recent WSO Sellers

Stop thinking... do it! You won't regret it.



I was. Anyone should be, even if they don't sell a single one... as long as you've learned something from the experience.



Affiliates were...
Forum: Email Marketing 11th November 2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 855
Posted By Ben Holmes
Re: Email Marketing to your Soload Biz.

You seem to be confused because you're conjoining two different approaches...

There's 'relationship building' - which involves building a relationship with your list, and recommending products...
Forum: Email Marketing 11th November 2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,441
Posted By Ben Holmes
Re: My subscribers are asking me questions....

Ditto what the previous poster said.

Sooner or later you will be an expert in that field... sooner is better :)

But you'd be amazed at how much information can simply be Googled, and other...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th November 2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,013
Posted By Ben Holmes
Re: [Kindle] Published 3 books. What's next?

Sounds like an interesting opinion... but I've got stats on my books that show otherwise.

I suggest that everyone 'split test' this to see if it works for what they are doing...

I know it does...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 765
Posted By Ben Holmes
Re: Question Regarding Personal Use Right

Since I'm no lawyer, I won't address the legalities.

But the ethics are crystal clear.

And I'm sure you already know the answer...

Do you want a reputation as someone who's honest?

Or do...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 978
Posted By Ben Holmes
Re: Forum falls, fiverr fails, facebook follies...

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

People will still pay for services, products, or for information that they want.

If you have a service, product, or info product that people...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 776
Posted By Ben Holmes
Re: Need Advice

Wordpress - then choose either Genesis or Thesis.

It will be a pain to learn either one - but there's a ton of help online - and both of these theme frameworks are built for raw speed, and can be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd November 2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,360
Posted By Ben Holmes
Re: Best Solo ad provider? with reviews

The best solo ad provider for the MMO niche would be absolutely horrible for the Weightloss niche.

So first you have to specify which niche you're talking about.

Optin rate has absolutely...
Forum: Email Marketing 1st November 2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 737
Posted By Ben Holmes
Re: Help Me With My Poorly Performing Squeeze Page

I'll echo what JNano said.

The headline is horrible... the third line (Lose 5 Pounds in 10 Days) would have worked much better as a headline.

You need to give a specific benefit that a person...
Forum: Email Marketing 1st November 2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By Ben Holmes
Re: CAN I DO THIS WITH AWEBER

Yes... this is called a 'broadcast' ...

I'm unsure of what the question is for... are you having problems doing this?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st October 2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,934
Posted By Ben Holmes
Re: Does Adfly traffic convert?

This is where you should use the search function here in the forum.

Short answer: no.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st October 2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 856
Posted By Ben Holmes
Re: Is this ethical?

These are the sorts of email titles that have me immediately unsubscribing.

It's a pet peeve of mine, and I even took the time to write a web post on the topic... in summary - if you have to...
Forum: Email Marketing 31st October 2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 605
Posted By Ben Holmes
Re: Need help with list segmentation, please

Wish I could help... I moved to Getresponse ... and no longer have an Aweber account.

But I did want to suggest that you post what you're trying to do specifically.

I think that someone will...
Forum: Email Marketing 28th October 2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 687
Posted By Ben Holmes
Re: A good autoresponder for free

Create your own product, make it a WSO for $20 - and you can probably (as I did) pay for a year of Getresponse with the profits.

Even if you only want to pay a single month... that's only a few...
Forum: Email Marketing 20th October 2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 921
Posted By Ben Holmes
Re: Email Marketing Course

One word: Alexa

Best WSO on the topic, 21 & Done by Lee Murray, in my humble opinion. I'm not familiar with the 'McMethod' method, so I can't comment on that.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th October 2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,137
Posted By Ben Holmes
Re: Writing an Ebook with little experience

What people want is EXPERIENCE - that's all you need to bring to the table. If you want later on, you can hire someone to edit your grammar & spelling... but seriously, that's simply not important.
...
Forum: Email Marketing 19th October 2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 691
Posted By Ben Holmes
Re: Which kind of emails you should send to build relationship in IM niche?

I'll add that if you do the majority of your heavy selling on your website - and keep sending them to your website - they'll soon figure out that your newsletters are filled with valuable information...
Forum: Email Marketing 13th October 2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,357
Posted By Ben Holmes
Re: Where can I get a Two Step Optin Code?

<a href="anotherwebpage.html"><img="button image here.jpg"></a>

Just off the top of my head.

Seriously, just pick up the Thrive Content Builder - or any equivalent program, and do it quickly...
Forum: Email Marketing 12th October 2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,056
Posted By Ben Holmes
Re: The Sales Funnel Structure

They just took their wallet out, so to speak... before they put it back, you definitely ask for the upsell. They've just been convinced that your product was worth their money - they don't need to...
Forum: Email Marketing 11th October 2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,239
Posted By Ben Holmes
Re: Outsourcing an Email?

Wow! At that price, I'd rather pay myself!
Forum: Email Marketing 11th October 2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,343
Posted By Ben Holmes
Re: Is it worth bulding a list with safe-swaps.com ?

Your list will be as good your traffic.

It's difficult to get a really responsive and excellent list by inbreeding.

And yes, this would be a good term to use for the adswapping & solo ad...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th October 2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 566
Posted By Ben Holmes
Re: Important Lesson I Learnt From Internet Marketing Which Can Be Applied Offline As Well.

I like the way Zig Ziglar put it: "You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want."

It's certainly the right advice to run your online...
Forum: Email Marketing 10th October 2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 809
Posted By Ben Holmes
Re: Want to Know A to Z about email Marketing

If you're very careful, and learn what you need to do, and have a plan in place, you can dramatically minimize the money you have to put out.

For example, getting an Autoresponder is just about...
Forum: Email Marketing 8th October 2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 946
Posted By Ben Holmes
Re: need some advice on driving free traffic to my squeeze page in order to build my list

Create products... you can do much with info products to drive traffic.
Forum: Email Marketing 7th October 2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 861
Posted By Ben Holmes
Re: Need valid email list of webmasters

As a webmaster who gets spammed alot, you'll have to understand that most emails simply aren't wanted.

I have no idea what you want to do with such a list, but the chances are EXTREMELY good that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th October 2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 572
Posted By Ben Holmes
Re: Wordpress Pop Up Plugin Suggestion Anyone

I'll add a vote for Ninja Popup... I picked it up a couple of months ago, and it's done a fine job. I've very happy with it.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th October 2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 483
Posted By Ben Holmes
Re: Question about selling software I created.

Doesn't matter whether you license it, or sell it outright, you'll not earn very much until you've demonstrated how much money you can earn by using it.

Just my two cents worth...
Forum: Email Marketing 4th October 2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 647
Posted By Ben Holmes
Re: How many pages for Giveaway

John said it!

Mine is, I seem to recall, 15 pages... but that's what the topic required. Mine is unique and has data in it that I know I would have found valuable when I first started. It also...
Forum: Email Marketing 2nd October 2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 428
Posted By Ben Holmes
Re: Aweber Two Welcome Message

Email Preferences Make Readers Happy (http://blog.aweber.com/email-marketing/email-preferences-happy-readers.htm)
Forum: Email Marketing 1st October 2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 601
Posted By Ben Holmes
Re: Recommendation: Autoresponders or something else? Free tool for personal project

Sounds like you need to go familiarize yourself with Mailchimp. This would be a perfect application for an autoresponder that I would never ordinarily recommend.

But you aren't doing affiliate...
Forum: Email Marketing 30th September 2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 551
Posted By Ben Holmes
Re: Fresh Emails

Go here: IBOSEARCH - small business search engine (http://www.ibosearch.com/)

Type in your niche... click any link, then click on the "PRS" tab at the top. Some of these people have a hundred or...
Forum: Email Marketing 29th September 2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 858
Posted By Ben Holmes
Re: Paid emails sends with horrible results

That's what happens when you send spam.

You bought a list, didn't you?

And thought you'd make money with it...

Go back to the basics, and build a list of people who opt in to your offers. I...
Forum: Email Marketing 29th September 2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,239
Posted By Ben Holmes
Re: Inbox blue print - stuck and need help

I'd take a closer look at your sig before you post too much more... compare it to others, for example, the one just above this... that says: "I Build Amazon Sites That Sell!" - that would greatly...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th September 2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,067
Posted By Ben Holmes
Re: Is sharing your Aweber a good idea?

If you don't mind putting your financial future in someone else's hands, sure - go ahead.

But anyone who cannot do the work needed to have your list paying for your autoresponder within a few...
Forum: Email Marketing 28th September 2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,484
Posted By Ben Holmes
Re: CLICK BANKING

I believe so, but I'm not a member... I'm sure someone can chime in.

But you need your own tracking software... it's not a smart idea to trust everyone else. With your own tracking, you'll have a...
Forum: Email Marketing 28th September 2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,210
Posted By Ben Holmes
Re: A Good Email Marketing Course..

Ditto! Both of those are very good indeed... (But my mother would argue that there's a better one... :) )

Bryan Harkins was perhaps the first to break new ground... Everyone talks about solo ads...
Forum: Email Marketing 27th September 2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,484
Posted By Ben Holmes
Re: CLICK BANKING

Clickbanking is really not that complicated at all... it's a way of 'adswapping' with people who have much larger lists.

You simply contact other list builders, and ask them if they'd like to...
Forum: Email Marketing 26th September 2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,657
Posted By Ben Holmes
Re: Completely New To List Building, Many Questions

Absolutely true!

I don't show anything on my website or in my products that you cannot learn yourself from widely available online resources.

The key is that I can condense it into just the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th September 2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,279
Posted By Ben Holmes
Re: Should I use dedicated server hosting?

Quite a bit, in my opinion.

Look at it from the search engine's point of view... they want to send people to the very best choices for the search term entered, right?

It's in the best interest...
Forum: Email Marketing 25th September 2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,354
Posted By Ben Holmes
Re: How to lower bounce rate

Are you including a text version as well? If you're using bolded and underline, that is HTML, not text.

Also, the wording you use, and the titles you use are quite critical.

As is the email...
Forum: Email Marketing 25th September 2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 935
Posted By Ben Holmes
Re: Any Free Autoresponders?

You get what you pay for when it comes to autoresponders.

If free worked as good as Aweber & Getresponse - there's a lot of fools out there throwing their money away...
Forum: Email Marketing 24th September 2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By Ben Holmes
Re: Giveaway Ebooks/Reports

Just type "resell rights" into Google, and have fun!

Many sites offer a limited "free" membership.
Forum: Email Marketing 24th September 2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By Ben Holmes
Re: Your opinion please...

If you are questioning the ethics, then perhaps you need to step back and take another look.

It wouldn't even occur to me that there might be an ethical problem with my business... I simply don't...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th September 2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,008
Posted By Ben Holmes
Re: Everything About Making Money Online Has Led Me Down. Is This Even Real?

You'll start making money online when you stop buying, and start selling.

It's really just that simple.

You sell either your own products, affiliate products, or services (yours or others).
...
Forum: Email Marketing 23rd September 2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 876
Posted By Ben Holmes
Re: Best converting offers for email signup

I can hear Alexa rolling over in her grave - despite the fact that she's very much alive.

Solo ads ... nothing wrong with them... but nothing right with them either.

Solo ads are mostly aimed...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd September 2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,353
Posted By Ben Holmes
Re: Launching a WSO - Best Affiliate Platform?

I've used both W+ and JVZoo - and W+ has the slight advantage that you could be chosen as the WSO of the Day - meaning that Mike Lantz will mail out for you - driving hundreds of more sales.

I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd September 2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,437
Posted By Ben Holmes
Re: What Is a Simple Cheap Business to Start?

Building a list and marketing to it can be done for a very minimal cost - if you're willing to have patience.

Creating info products will build a list faster than almost any other method, and...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd September 2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,297
Posted By Ben Holmes
Re: Wordpress Plugins For New Site?

Less is more when it comes to plugins.

Every plugin is going to affect your site - they can slow it down, they can provide security holes for hackers to come through.

I'm constantly trying to...
Forum: Email Marketing 21st September 2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By Ben Holmes
Re: What is a good open rate and CTR rate for my niche?

LOL!!! I often spot errors in other's campaigns - learning what others are doing wrong is just as important as learning what people do right...

But if you don't get on other people's lists -...
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