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Forum: Offline Marketing 21st August 2016, 09:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 110
Posted By jgsketch
Re: Dry Cleaners With Seasons

Thanks for the reply. We do offer Alterations but outsource it to a local tailor that is very good at what he does.

A bag drop is when you deliver a package with a bag and sales letter to a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th August 2016, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 110
Posted By jgsketch
Dry Cleaners With Seasons

Hello group.

I'm trying to help out my in laws business. They own a dry cleaners in south Florida. Do to their location and proximity to the beaches, alot of their clientele are seasonal snow...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 28th October 2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 538
Posted By jgsketch
Re: Sending Out Large Amount of SMS

Sorry, kinda answered my question a little. Just learned that the keyword I'm looking for is SMS Broadcasting. This revealed company's like Trumpia and Callfire. Looks like EZTexting is a decent...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 28th October 2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 538
Posted By jgsketch
Sending Out Large Amount of SMS

We are looking for a new SMS company to use to send out SMS messages.

What we are currently doing is sending out a text message to about 5,000 leads a day that we got no phone response from,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th October 2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,352
Posted By jgsketch
Re: The simplest six figure offline business I've ever run across

I saw this idea here on WF before. It's a good concept.

Wonder if there was a way to keep track of sales of the cars. I would rather get car owners to come in and park for free and collect a...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 11th September 2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 752
Posted By jgsketch
Re: paying very high for ppc keywords

For one of my clients (Debt Consolidation), they pay anywhere between $15 to $25 a click depending on the keyword. You then have to go in and see how many of those leads turn into actual customers. ...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 8th July 2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,369
Posted By jgsketch
Re: Starting New PPC Service - Question about pricing

Thanks guys for the input. I will skip the setup fees and start with a set price for spend range for smaller spends. Once I hit a certain threshold, I will switch to a percentage of spend.

My only...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 6th July 2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,369
Posted By jgsketch
Starting New PPC Service - Question about pricing

I have a small business that does Web Development and SEO. I getting ready to promote my PPC service and wanted to get some thoughts on pricing structures.

I've seen many different ways of doing...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th June 2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,611
Posted By jgsketch
Re: high revenue client categories?

I too would be interested in knowing what tools you use. Do you use things like seorush?
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th January 2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,361
Posted By jgsketch
Re: How to make quick money...

Lol, never saw the movie, so it went over my head.
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th January 2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,361
Posted By jgsketch
Re: How to make quick money...

Care to expand? Trying to figure out what you mean. Are you referring to plastic palettes? Recycling plastic? When I was younger I would buy unused gift cards at 70% and resell them. Was a lot of...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th January 2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,361
Posted By jgsketch
Re: How to make quick money...

Have not seen that one Savidge. Here is a good thread. It's a bit old, but has tons of ideas. ...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 8th January 2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 800
Posted By jgsketch
Google Advertiser Rating - Where do they get the ratings

Hi,
I currently run an Adwords campaign for a Debt Consolidation agency. Recently they had no reviews and started asking their client base for some reviews. They were sending them to Yelp via a link...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th December 2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,811
Posted By jgsketch
Re: $10 Offline Trick: Get Clients

Great tip. I like the approach and can see how you could expand and scale this.

One quick question about followup after they refer a friend. Do you end up cold calling these people or are you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th July 2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,206
Posted By jgsketch
Re: HandMade Candle Business

Sunny Had some really good points. It's a crowded market, so you need a unique product or great marketing.

My wife and I did the same thing about 8 years ago. The business lasted for about 2 years...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th June 2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,208
Posted By jgsketch
Re: My Mom was Broke, Then she Found this Amazon Niche and makes $800/week

I agree. I tried this last year and ran into the same issue. Looked at it again using some new and old books I had laying around after reading this thread. If the book is even remotely known, you can...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th March 2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 312
Posted By jgsketch
Question About Selling PayPerPost Account

I have a PayPerPost account that I'm selling with $1600 in it. The WSO forum does not seem the right fit for something like this. Is there another forum that I would have better success selling this...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th December 2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 1,343
Views: 128,937
Posted By jgsketch
Re: Make $5000 per month and be a hero.

turbojarhead1, Thanks for that. That makes sense to offer a percentage to a salesperson rather than a fixed amount. I might go with that.

RedShifted, I don't think you have to have a DBA as your...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th December 2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 1,343
Views: 128,937
Posted By jgsketch
Re: Make $5000 per month and be a hero.

Spent the last two days reading this forum. Bought the WSO yesterday. Finished setting up the DBA, business cards, website, google voice and started on Pitch for my salesperson. I'm running full...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd November 2011, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,634
Posted By jgsketch
Re: Amazon seriously resets your referral rate every month?

I actually did a test last year. I took one site and switched out links every other week for a month during the holiday season. I rotated between Amazon and a Large retailer affiliate.

The...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th October 2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,278
Posted By jgsketch
Re: Just quoted $1800 for SEO Monthly + $1000 Set up Fee!!!

Have you already done the research on that niche? When I was working for a Debt Consolidation company, we were spending upwards of $3000 on organic SEO to get to and stay at the top. And I was in...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th September 2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 789
Posted By jgsketch
Re: How Will Google's New Change Affect SEO?

I found it.
Google makes changes to their search algorithm an average of once every 17.5 hours | Techi.com...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th September 2011, 11:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 789
Posted By jgsketch
Re: How Will Google's New Change Affect SEO?

I cannot see Google actually coming out and saying something like this. We need to see the source on that statement.
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd September 2011, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,085
Posted By jgsketch
Psychology in 1st Person vs 3rd Person in Marketing

I have a client who owns a Dry Cleaners. Their focus is on "Family Owned and Operated" and "Serving Who's Who in Town". I thought a 3rd person view of the content on the site might prove to be...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st August 2011, 03:27 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 19,835
Posted By jgsketch
Re: HOSTING - How much do you charge your clients?

I offer $25 a month for hosting but this is just a fake amount. I then explain the hosting and maintenance price of $35 a month. I think i only have a couple of clients on the $25 plan. Most want the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th August 2011, 08:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 803
Posted By jgsketch
Re: Local Keyword(s) + Google Places = STUMPED :-(

This is stumping me too. My target city has just over a million population but no places listing in organic for computer repair. However all the surrounding cities that have just over 100k population...
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd August 2011, 11:19 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 17,462
Posted By jgsketch
Re: The reason you HATE COLD CALLING is because you're lousy at it... Here's how to change that TODA

Great stuff. Cold calling for a appointment is not that bad for me. My problem is being a blubbering idiot during my presentation. While I know my stuff, I tend to not convey the information in an...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th August 2011, 07:42 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,743
Posted By jgsketch
Re: How To Make $840 A Month With Business Cards

Do the businesses that own the bulletin board ever want something in return? Any kick backs?

If a store does not have a bulletin board, do you try and get them to place one?

I know if I was a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th August 2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,522
Posted By jgsketch
Re: REVEALED! One of my best Money-Makers, UpDated

What a great idea. This reminds me of another idea where a company would offer dry cleaners ad filled hangers for free. Of course nowadays there are alot of companies online offering this service...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th August 2011, 07:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 488
Posted By jgsketch
New Daily Deals site focuses on slow times for businesses

I think this business will be a good contender with the whole local SMS marketing. It's going to be cheap, free to use for the first three months and then $99 per month after that. It appears they...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd August 2011, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,327
Posted By jgsketch
Re: QR Codes and Pappa Johns Pizza

I think I'm missing something with the key cards. Would you give the Hotel the new key cards? Most likely they have a set already with their own logo and company info. So maybe stickers? But then...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th July 2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 602
Posted By jgsketch
Re: One SEO Query : What's link wheels, magnets, pyramids and mountains etc in terms of SEO?

IMO, I don't do link schemes. It's too risky. Google wants a naturally diverse link profile. I just give them what they want and I rank well. May cost more overall and take more time, but my sites...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th July 2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By jgsketch
Re: Reasonable cost images to use in the website

I'm assuming you've tried sxc.hu already. Also I've had good luck doing an advanced search on flickr for pictures that I can use for commercial purposes.
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th July 2011, 11:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 589
Posted By jgsketch
Re: Picking a domain name - opinions please?

Web Services is more encompassing. The phrase would allow web design as well as marketing.

If not, I would go with internet marketing over online marketing. IMO. No data to back up my opinion.
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th July 2011, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By jgsketch
Re: I need some help

lol, was it the refresh? I do that all the time. Really messes me up when I forget to empty my cache when doing Google keyword research and rankings. Even mistakenly argued with a client that their...
Forum: Website Design 29th July 2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 940
Posted By jgsketch
Re: How to know about current visitors information at my site

Might want to check out clicktale. They offer live stats. Their main features are heatmaps and clicks on the page.
Forum: Programming 29th July 2011, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 740
Posted By jgsketch
Re: Need a VPS recommendation to use with software licensing

I used Liquidweb for a dedicated windows server. One of the best hosting companies I've ever had to deal with. Not sure if they meet your requirements, I do have a linux VPS with them as well. It's...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th July 2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 601
Posted By jgsketch
Re: Negative Ranking Factors you should keep away from !

Agreed. As for links, diversity is what Google wants. It's an indication of a natural link profile. I remember last year when having just the URL of your site as a backlink would move your site. They...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th July 2011, 11:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 917
Posted By jgsketch
Re: Yahoo site explorer is closing its doors soon !

Open Site Explorer by seomoz is a great tool. The free version is limited on the number of results. But it's worth the money for the full blown tool set. They have so many tools.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th July 2011, 11:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 697
Posted By jgsketch
Re: Godaddy Killing Me

I've used both Godaddy and Hostgator. Hostgator is by far better than Godaddy IMO. I've also used big name services like Liquidweb. But you'll be paying alot more. Liquidweb is by far the best host...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th July 2011, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 545
Posted By jgsketch
Re: Having Trouble Finding New Customers for my Client

Thanks for the feedback.

I have not done SEO yet, but have already talked to her about it. She just closed a NY office and downsized her FL office, so she is looking for quicker returns than SEO...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th July 2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 545
Posted By jgsketch
Having Trouble Finding New Customers for my Client

I was able to pickup a offline Attorney to do PPC. It's a competitive marketplace where the business is located. She has asked me to offer other methods of bringing in new clients.

I'm not sure...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th June 2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 562
Posted By jgsketch
Re: ARGGHHH ... don't do this!

I feel your pain. Had that happen a few times. I even read the reminder emails. I keep everything on auto renew now.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th June 2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 586
Posted By jgsketch
Re: Need Advises To Sell My Website

This is a hard one. I'm not sure of protocol here. I will usually go way beyond what I think the site would be worth as a starting offer. He'll just counter offer if he is serious in the site. If he...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th June 2011, 08:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,038
Posted By jgsketch
Re: .info vs .com

Matt Cutts of google has already said that there is no difference in authority between a .com and .info. I too have ranked .info without issues. It still comes down to the quality of the site, the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th June 2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By jgsketch
Re: Help!!

Need a little bit more information. Do you already have a site and you are trying to upload new pages to that site? Do you have WP installed? then you do not have to worry about FTP.

If you have...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th June 2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 532
Posted By jgsketch
Yelp launches it's deal platform on Mobile - your thoughts on the industry's future

Yelp launched their Weekly Deals platform on mobile today. Similar to Groupon and living social it offers weekly local deals. Yelp's user base makes it a strong competitor to Groupon. Right now Yelp...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th June 2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 608
Posted By jgsketch
Re: Need advice on SEO packaging and Pricing

I do not typically offer pricing packages. Here's the reason. Take a local hair salon for example. To get more clients, you will have to spend more money versus a local mulch supplier. Both are small...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th June 2011, 09:15 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,529
Posted By jgsketch
Re: NEWBIES READ THIS!!!! - VolumeII - Make $50,000 from ZERO. No HTML. Start Today From Kitchen Tab

For Authenticity, you could offer to pay a restaurant review site to host a survey, or even a image ad back to your own survey. It will cost some money, but then you can go to your potential client...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th June 2011, 08:48 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 13,225
Posted By jgsketch
Re: Be Honest Now... Local Business Marketing is a Nightmare

Evie,
Nice post and great info. However, did you start off with those low income deals to learn the business? If so, what was the turning point where you shifted to "better" clients? While I agree...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th June 2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,529
Posted By jgsketch
Re: NEWBIES READ THIS!!!! - VolumeII - Make $50,000 from ZERO. No HTML. Start Today From Kitchen Tab

This is a great system. I started last month and got 1 client. My sales are low because of the lack of time dedicated to calling. I work 50 to 70 hours a week. So I usually get in 4 to 5 cold calls...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th June 2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,529
Posted By jgsketch
Re: NEWBIES READ THIS!!!! - VolumeII - Make $50,000 from ZERO. No HTML. Start Today From Kitchen Tab

I use to conduct survey's. The best way to get people to take your survey is to target idle people. For example, a bus stop, movie theater line and check out lines. My best results were Gas stations....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th June 2011, 06:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 605
Posted By jgsketch
Re: Massive Newbie needs help

I noticed content was not mentioned yet. With Google's last Panda update, you need to make sure who have good quality content. Also try to get people talking about your content on social sites as the...
Forum: Website Design 22nd June 2011, 07:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 510
Posted By jgsketch
Re: Backlink Indexed?

Correct, When aquairing links I always check the cache date. First, it needs to be cached. Second, It needs to have been cached recently. If it has not been cached in 6 months, I won't bother. It may...
Forum: Mind Warriors 22nd June 2011, 07:54 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,407
Posted By jgsketch
Re: "Sleep is fore Broke People"

Sleeping is such a waste of time! Unfortunately I need a full 6 hours to even function the next day. I also cannot work 18 hours straight. I need a break every 3 hours at least to refocus on the task...
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd June 2011, 07:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 670
Posted By jgsketch
Re: NEED EXPERT ADVICE: Client in credit repair / homebuyer help biz

Like horsepower said, move on. I work in a similar industry and it's so competitive. Even locally. You have big corps coming in and ranking for "small town credit repair". Even worse, their...
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