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Forum: Website Design 16th November 2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 525
Posted By Alan Ashwood
Re: Wordpress Themes

100% agree.

Like you, I spent too much time trying to 'pretty up' my site. Then I realised I was wasting time.

I then spent my time adding posts to the site instead, and actually started...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th November 2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 469
Posted By Alan Ashwood
Re: To Hyphen or Not too Hyphen that is....

I liked DunnyReview

Howver, why not add a bit o' class form a Brit:

LooReviews, or LooLooking or LooViews
BogReviews or BogTastic
KhaziReviews or KamiKhazi

:D
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th November 2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 491
Posted By Alan Ashwood
Re: Numpty needs opinions on Wordpress Sub Domains

Yes - I have several ADDON Domains for exactly the same reason (save hosting costs). The SUB Domains are only a few pages each, and will save Domain Registration AND Hosting costs.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th November 2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 1,212
Views: 284,896
Posted By Alan Ashwood
Re: What to do if you're desperate

Reply post removed.

My apologies if it offended anybody

Now you've criticised me for trying to help, can we see your contribution?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th November 2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 1,212
Views: 284,896
Posted By Alan Ashwood
Re: What to do if you're desperate

GOD BLESS YOU!

Read this post 2 years ago, and ...

In desperate straits, I gave this a shot - wow! Thanks.

Gave this a shot, and it worked . . . really worked!

Tried to give details...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th January 2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,283
Posted By Alan Ashwood
Re: I'm new and low on cash. How can I get a mentor?

As previously stated, for most beginners, it's a process of learning and then taking some action on what you learn. It can be overwhelming, so you need to focus or concentrate on way 'route' only....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th January 2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 589
Posted By Alan Ashwood
Re: Ensuring a wordpress site

I lost two important sites forever. The hosts weren't at all helpful, and referred me to companies who wanted $300-$350 to take a look; whether successful or not.

One of these sites was my main...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th January 2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 589
Posted By Alan Ashwood
Re: Ensuring a wordpress site

If you do nothing else - DO THIS!
It's the first place bots use to invade your site, and the easiest to fix.
You will see from my sig file why I know about this stuff. Too lat for my sites, but I'm...
Forum: Website Design 6th June 2012, 06:50 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,667
Posted By Alan Ashwood
Re: Blogger vs. Wordpress

Extremely useful points, thanks Alexa - again. I've taken a look at all the links you posted, which added to my knowledge.

I think most people by now, are aware that you know what you're talking...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd May 2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,090
Posted By Alan Ashwood
Re: I.M. in the U.K with new Cookie Law - What to do?

Anyone outside Europe must be wondering why the hell did Britain join in the first place.

It costs us a fortune to be a member, and they constantly come up with ludicrous new directives; usually...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd May 2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 38,359
Posted By Alan Ashwood
Re: Your article writing ISN'T working! This is why:

Yeah, Alexa, that's all well 'n' good, but . . .

Did you spin it? :p

"My days of not taking you seriously are coming to a middle" - Mal, Firefly
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st April 2012, 06:14 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,714
Posted By Alan Ashwood
Re: Do you use same article on your site and article directories

This advice is adbsolute rubbish.

As long as you publish on your own site first, you can virtually do whatever you want with it, as it's identified as your intellectual property.

Don't need to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st April 2012, 06:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 749
Posted By Alan Ashwood
Re: Advice on locating public domain pictures

Thanks Alexa, this is something I've been looking for too.

(Still look like Inara in new pic)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th November 2011, 04:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 842
Posted By Alan Ashwood
Re: Looking to sign up for a auto-responder, but don't want to spend too much

I'll support Gary on this one completely.
One thing he missed here though is the fact that Mailchimp has several restrictions on the use of their service.
For instance, you cannot use Mailchimp...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th November 2011, 04:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 534
Posted By Alan Ashwood
Re: Does mailchimp have avfeature for just blog post notification?

Hi Newff

The best people to ask are Mailchimp themselves. They are pretty good at replying to enquiries of this nature.

If not, there is a simple workaround.
Use your mailing list itself....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th October 2011, 10:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 839
Posted By Alan Ashwood
Re: Okay, Be Honest, Would You Buy A Product That Had SOME Negative Testimonials?

As has been said below, there are always some negatives, but these may be by people who have bought, kept, refunded and not even made an effort with the product. It's in the same negative mindset.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th October 2011, 10:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 679
Posted By Alan Ashwood
Re: Hard time finding honest reviews

Hi Cory. Yes you have to be a bit paranoid when you read reviews, as many of them are written by affiliates, or the product creators themselves.

Howvere, sometimes you may find impartial...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th October 2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,982
Posted By Alan Ashwood
Re: Ignorant/Beginner question about spinning articles

Eyup lad, I've been thinking the same thing myself. At least it show she's organised.

I've already taken a leaf, so to speak, and started compiling my own.

I'm very careful before I contact...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th October 2011, 03:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,472
Posted By Alan Ashwood
Re: UK Online Marketers How Did You Make The Leap?

Actually Nathan, I can't think of any reason you'd need to register a Limited Company, no matter how much your earnings are. I have used Ltd as a protection when my businesses have a lot of external...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th October 2011, 06:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 809
Posted By Alan Ashwood
Re: UK Tax on website earnings?

You really shouldn't have tole me that. ;)

I'm normally paranoid at not upsetting or offending folks, so it limits my so called 'sense of humour'. I don't care what people are saying about me. At...
Forum: Website Design 4th October 2011, 05:36 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,982
Posted By Alan Ashwood
Re: Should I Switch To Wordpress?

What? Really? Why did you post that nonsense? Could it be to build yur post count?

Absolute rubbish.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th October 2011, 04:09 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,982
Posted By Alan Ashwood
Re: Ignorant/Beginner question about spinning articles

Yup!

At least it will be in English - AND easy to read. I doubt that there are many people who haven't rewritten some quality PLR article to make it unique, and even, perhaps improve on it.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th October 2011, 02:43 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,982
Posted By Alan Ashwood
Re: Ignorant/Beginner question about spinning articles

LOL. I love this - and totally agree.



I doubt that, although you could always wipe your bum with 'em. What's the right way? Select article - spin it 20 times - publish 20 nonsense bad English...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd October 2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,982
Posted By Alan Ashwood
Re: Ignorant/Beginner question about spinning articles

You're not stupid, it's stupid to know your problem and NOT ASK!

Before you sweat over spun articles,you need to identify whether yu really need them. If your article is for syndication with, say...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd October 2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,472
Posted By Alan Ashwood
Re: UK Online Marketers How Did You Make The Leap?

Hi Doug, that's it in a nutshell really. It may be worth getting a couple of FREE consultations with some accountants local to you. Then you can asses who'll give the best service (best advice), and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th September 2011, 10:33 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,114
Posted By Alan Ashwood
Re: Who is the best articles sales person in this forum and outside?

I don't have a problem with being called old. I'm considered a dinosaur in our house.

They say the first thing that goes when you're old, is your memory ....

I can't remember what the second...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th September 2011, 08:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,261
Posted By Alan Ashwood
Thanks Warriors - 100 times + I Love You

Here's my slant on the use (or not) of the THANKS Button.

THE NEWBIES GUIDE TO WARRIOR FORUM INTERACTION (Naff title)

First, I want to express my appreciation to the 100 Warriors (& newbies)...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th September 2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By Alan Ashwood
Re: Hello ! How i be a full warrior member?

Hi Zaheera

I'm not sure what you're asking here, but I'll try.

The answer about PayPal has already been given, but if you're her, you already are a full Warrior member, there's nothing more to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th September 2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,472
Posted By Alan Ashwood
Re: UK Online Marketers How Did You Make The Leap?

Don't worry about scare stories of HMRC, they're used to dealing with newcomers to self employment, and their tax questions. These days, I find if I give them a call with a genuine 'need to know'...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th September 2011, 04:42 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,174
Posted By Alan Ashwood
Re: How to do Successful Blog Commenting?

I always visit blogs in my own niches or markets.
I never comment on posts which I don't consider useful
I always comment on useful or interesting post
I never leave one liner posts
I stop...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th September 2011, 02:42 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,965
Posted By Alan Ashwood
Re: Do You Use Your Real Name for IM?

I gave my reply on this earlier, and this may be a little off topice, but -

A few years ago I had a Home Maintenance business to top up our family income.

For a while I used the name Ashwood's...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th September 2011, 05:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 994
Posted By Alan Ashwood
Re: Affiliate Marketing - Am I Doing It Right?

Sorry - had to step in here. Contrary to what's said here I would be VERY careful before paying for anything with the name Benwell on it. Look for IMPARTIAL reviews, before you do. I know there were...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th September 2011, 04:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 552
Posted By Alan Ashwood
Re: What is the most effective internet marketing strategy?

Disagree. This sounds too random, and leads to hopping from one thing to another.

You will need to find one way, and stay with it till it works.

1. Find a niche.
If you have any particular...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th September 2011, 05:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 853
Posted By Alan Ashwood
Re: Need help with email marketing

Hi Gary

Hope you don't mind, but you've got a new subscriber - me.

I took alook at your site and it seems very professional, with clear posts and information. The pop up squeeze is a bit of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th September 2011, 08:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,224
Posted By Alan Ashwood
Re: where are the mentors

You're a skepchick!

There are occasionally some very good mentoring courses available. I know one, which unfortunately closed on the 24th, which I wouldn't hesitate to recommend, and it's run by...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th September 2011, 06:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 780
Posted By Alan Ashwood
Re: discouraged

It's all too easy to become discouraged, especially if you're working alone, with no-one to discuss or refer. Even if you have family moral support, they won't understand the challenges that arise...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th September 2011, 06:15 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 3,751
Posted By Alan Ashwood
Re: I Just Unsubscribed From YOUR List! Here's Why...

This seems perfectly sensible to me. You're not blitzing out daily (or twice daily) nonsense, so you avoid being intrusive; you're communicating good information, so people are more like to WANT to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th September 2011, 05:01 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,912
Posted By Alan Ashwood
Re: An Open Letter to The Dream Thieves...

Just to throw a different slant on this subject.

Perhaps some of the so called 'whingers' are attempting to warn newbies about the realities of IM, and us ethis as their way of warning against the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd September 2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 780
Posted By Alan Ashwood
Re: discouraged

Iagree with ex Rat.

Start by putting some more effort into your writing. The spelling, punctuation, and grammar are apalling, both of you.

I almost gave up trying to read it at all.

You make...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd September 2011, 04:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By Alan Ashwood
The word 'software' stops me buying ...

Here's a thought - I think?

I use exclusively, Apple Mac computers, and of course I love 'em. :)
However, if there's one word which flags up 'No Sale', it's the word 'Software'.
As soon as...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd September 2011, 03:17 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,912
Posted By Alan Ashwood
Re: An Open Letter to The Dream Thieves...

Sometimes I have conflicting views on whether newcomers should find the Warrior Forum early in their careers, or later.

If they come to the WF very early on, there's a danger that they may only...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd September 2011, 02:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By Alan Ashwood
Re: Is it okay to add multiple posts/pages to your new site daily?

I suggest you put 2-3 posts up to give your site substance, then trickle additional posts, either daily, or every other day.

This keeps the site healthy and constantly changing, which Google...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st September 2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 903
Posted By Alan Ashwood
Re: How to capture leads without giving away freebie?

Hi Josh
You are absolutely right when you say that building lists is VITAL to most forms of IM, such as Affiliate Marketing. It's a priority, and perhaps is worth a little investment, although not...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st September 2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,373
Posted By Alan Ashwood
Re: What Makes The Warrior Forum Special?

Wow, I'm actually speechless!

I have read and reread your post several times now - a rare thing for me. I only wish I had written it myself. It covers so many aspects, and so many angles on life,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st September 2011, 05:20 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,786
Posted By Alan Ashwood
Re: Will using a real picture as your avatar increase the trust?

Love this thread. It's interesting to see the varied viewpoints.

People Buy From People.

Personally I think that by adding in a real photo (better with a baby) of yourself, personalises your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st September 2011, 03:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,434
Posted By Alan Ashwood
Re: Email Marketing Is NOT DEAD!

Excellent post, I totally agree with everything you commented on. In fact, I've copiedyour post onto a noteped file for later reference (don't often do that).

One of the other problems with...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th September 2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,057
Posted By Alan Ashwood
Re: Newbie to Internet Marketing - Help Needed

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You have the most valuable skill needed in this industry - writing.
With this ability, you can:

Write articles and publish on your site and Artilce Directories, such as Ezine...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th September 2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,260
Posted By Alan Ashwood
Re: Why People Giving Up on internet Marketing????????

There are a number of reasons people give up IM.

Easy Riches
Just like any other industry, there will always be people chasing dreams, without the staying power to WORK to achieve it. When it...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 19th September 2011, 02:53 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,278
Posted By Alan Ashwood
Re: Hi, I'm Patty (new member introduction)

Bonjour Patty and Welcome

I agree with you that Tiffany has some great products, and loads of valid useful tips.

We don't know whether you're new to IM, but if you are, you can save a lot of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th September 2011, 08:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 986
Posted By Alan Ashwood
Re: DELETED Thread Plase tell me Why

Thanks Paul, I didn't realise that long posts could be deemed as no-nos. I've never ventured into the Make Money Online section, so I'll take a look.

Cheers
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th September 2011, 03:11 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 10,391
Posted By Alan Ashwood
Re: "I'm making 10k month passive income in 2 months" stories, how truthful are they?

$10k per month from scratch? Virtually impossible for most people.

The learning curve is steep, and there are 'steps' to building the business up, which takes time.

The sad fact is, that many...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th September 2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 899
Posted By Alan Ashwood
Re: Beginner - Need Help Setting Up Business

1. Generally speaking, yes, these are the basic necessities to get started, but you can make cost savings on the prices.

If you can afford the initial layout in one go, you can get huge discounts...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th September 2011, 07:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 574
Posted By Alan Ashwood
Re: Just finished a major inbox culling... Who do you rate and why?

Just for starters, here are three who I trust implicitly:

1. Dave Nicholson
2. Randy Smith

A couple of lads from the North of England who have both built excellent reputations for supplying...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th September 2011, 07:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 795
Posted By Alan Ashwood
Re: I need a little help please

Hi John

Another Brit with a dicky ticker here (3 strikes so far). :eek:

You've come to the right place for help and guidance. There are a lot of genuinely caring individuals in the WF, and I'm...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th August 2011, 02:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,405
Posted By Alan Ashwood
Re: [Work at home?] Here's 2 simple but life changing tips.....

Lucky Boy!
With only one shower room, and 3 girls under 12 plus 'She who must be obeyed', there's fat chance of getting wet till they've all gone to school/work.

The computer I have to use is in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th August 2011, 04:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 705
Posted By Alan Ashwood
Re: Making Money

Perhaps if you told us the url we could take a look and recommend some ways to improve your results. I recently did that for someone with the same problems. he spent 2 days making changes and had...
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