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Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 21st January 2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By stretch361
Re: Re-Sale & E-Commerce - Advice Needed!

Here's some ways to generate traffic / sales:

- go to forums where your potential customers are. Get into discussions with them, and recommend appropriate products.
- make an infographic and...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 21st January 2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,088
Posted By stretch361
Re: My own ecommerce site, what to sell?

Keep in mind affiliate and dropshipping are two totally different things. Affiliate = someone else makes the sale, and you get commission. You don't handle customer service or anything. Dropship =...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 18th January 2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,971
Posted By stretch361
Re: How Long Did It Take You?

Well, when I set up my first store in 2005, there wasn't a whole lot of information out there on how to build sites, and market them. Back then, google products (froogle) drove our first sale. It...
Forum: Social Media 18th January 2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 650
Posted By stretch361
Re: How to attract members to my FB page

The biggest problem with social media accounts is getting the 'base'. Once you hit a certain threshold, if your facebook page provides sharable content, it will feed on itself. However, you need to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th January 2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 505
Posted By stretch361
Re: With SO much information available on IM, what kind of product would you pay for?

Really, anything anyone needs to know can be found for free on the internet. The real challenge is the TIME needed to sift through the junk, find the gold, and then piece it all together into an...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th January 2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 868
Posted By stretch361
Re: Need advice on IM coaching programs

The way I look at things like this (which can also include going to conferences, events, etc), is to figure out what is the "expected value" of it.

Lets say you spend $5k on this coaching...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th January 2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 605
Posted By stretch361
Re: If alexa rank of my site is below 100k

Yeah, it's pretty simple. Alexa ranking is a terrible indicator for what a website is worth. I can push tons of paid traffic to a site to increase an alexa rating, but it doesn't mean I'm making...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 18th January 2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 898
Posted By stretch361
Re: Ecommerce shopping carts and security question

Yeah, the reality is, there is no one shopping cart what will probably be the 'perfect' solution. Just write down all of the features you want, then look at the solutions on the market. Choose the...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 15th January 2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 1
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Views: 325
Posted By stretch361
Re: EDI

It's pretty much just a form of data transfer between companies laid out in a specific manner. A lot of companies use it for invoicing, purchase orders, product data feeds, etc.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 15th January 2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 898
Posted By stretch361
Re: Ecommerce shopping carts and security question

You may want to take a look at 3dcart. I've used them for years. For an 'advanced' person that wants a ton of control over the site, it's a pita to deal with. But, for starting out, looking for a...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 15th January 2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,005
Posted By stretch361
Re: Taking my already succesful online business to the next level.. Multi channel manager?

I've used quite a few different solutions. Here's what I've personally used:

Stone Edge (along with monsoon commerce)
Linnworks
Channel Advisor
Etail Solutions

I kept falling back to stone...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th January 2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 52,550
Posted By stretch361
re: [Solved] Anyone have a good list of free ebook sharing sites?

Here's some of my list of ebook directories (some are dupes of yours):

ManyBooks.net - Ad-free eBooks for your iPad, Kindle, or eBook reader (http://manybooks.net/)

Free Online Computer Science...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th January 2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By stretch361
Re: List of "new bloggers"

You could always send out a question such as "Now that you've started blogging, what's the #1 thing that you would pay for to improve your business?", or "I'm preparing to come out with a product...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th January 2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 547
Posted By stretch361
Re: What is your business model?

Retail Ecommerce, Adsense sites, graphic design business, coaching business.

I think that about sums it up!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th January 2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 917
Posted By stretch361
Re: Competition Analysis Recommendations.

I've used market samurai and long tail pro. I find myself using long tail pro MUCH more often than market samurai.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 24th December 2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 17,285
Posted By stretch361
Re: How To get More TRAFFIC to Ebay LISTINGS!

One final thing here...You can try to drive offsite traffic to your ebay listings to drive up the views and close rate. Using offside SEO and other referral traffic directly to the listings can help...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 24th December 2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 14,020
Posted By stretch361
Re: High Profit Margin Dropshippers

I've done dropshipping with a lot of companies, and really, it just depends on the niche. I've seen 50-60% in dropshipping in a few niches, but it mainly depends on competition. If you happen to...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 24th December 2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 721
Posted By stretch361
Re: Do you need a merchant account when you have an ecommerce site?

You can use Paypal Payments Pro for $30 per month to accept credit cards. You could also accept bitcoins!
Forum: Social Media 24th December 2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 457
Posted By stretch361
Re: Question about starting a FB for a tv show

The worst that will likely happen is they could force you to hand over the fan page. But, yes, there is a ton of money to be made on fan pages of TV shows. Even characters on TV shows do well.
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th December 2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,210
Posted By stretch361
Re: The Complete System

I swear I've seen some companies that do "all in one" packages. They are probably called "digital marketing" companies. I guess the problem lies in specialty. If you are a jack of all trades, you...
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th December 2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 602
Posted By stretch361
Re: Selling Leads vs. Selling service vs. Outsourcing

Well, here's my thoughts:

Would you actually be able to provide the service yourself? Do you know how to do the services?

If not...

Are you good at managing projects? If you are going to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th December 2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,958
Posted By stretch361
Re: 250 Bucks and A Cell Phone Equals 6 Figures

Definitely a great story about perseverance. The key lesson here is to keep moving on, keep learning, and never quit.
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th December 2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,553
Posted By stretch361
Re: Barbershop Bux

There are a lot of businesses you can use with this theory. Here's a thought - go into any non-chain business that has traffic and see where advertising could work. Bathrooms are definitely a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th December 2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 690
Posted By stretch361
Re: Catching the trend in Internet Marketing

Regularly visit this forum and look at popular posts. Look for things such as tiered link building, on page SEO, private blog networks and other creative ways for backlinks.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th December 2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By stretch361
Re: Is your WP blog getting hammered by blog comment spam?

I use AVH First Defense Against Spam Plugin along with Akismet and Growmap Anti Spambot Plugin. Combined between all those, I rarely get any spam at all.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th December 2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By stretch361
Re: Web hosting question...

Not that I necessarily want to rehash everyone else's answer...

Yes, create a new folder and database, and you should be good to go.

Here's one thing to think about though... If you are...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 22nd March 2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 687
Posted By stretch361
Re: Retail / Ecommerce Content Websites

Yep, I agree the category and sub category pages are key.

For this particular test, I'll be researching products that don't necessarily sell via model numbers. Model numbers work well for a...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 22nd March 2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 687
Posted By stretch361
Retail / Ecommerce Content Websites

Hello,

I think we all know 'content is king'. I'm working on trying to do a case study for this on ecommerce websites. The standard theory is that product detail pages should be suited to your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd March 2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,188
Posted By stretch361
Re: Rich dad Poor dad ? Have you read this?

This book goes right in line with the 4 hour work week books. The goal is not to be an employee...but to be the owner.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd March 2012, 09:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By stretch361
Re: Webinars: Boosting Live Attendance ... Ideas?

Email reminders definitely help me. Outlook calendar events? Facebook events? Basically the goal would be to figure out how can you immediately remind the person to come.

Also, you could offer...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd March 2012, 08:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 347
Posted By stretch361
Re: Comparison site or Blog ?

Both can be equally 'difficult' for google...Mainly it depends on the niche you are trying to fill. Blogs are probably 'easier' to setup.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd March 2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,971
Posted By stretch361
Re: What is BMR articles?

Yep, BMR is dead. There are a few posts on here about it. There are some posts where people have lost all of their links thanks for google's de-indexing of the sites.

High PR Society recently...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd March 2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,305
Posted By stretch361
Re: Anyone recommend a live chat box service or software????

I've used provide support in the past. Not free, but works very well.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th March 2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 601
Posted By stretch361
Re: ebay help please!?!

Find a product...figure out who makes it. Contact them - see if they dropship. Rinse and repeat. The reality is, nobody will give you a 'dropship source', because it will just create more...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th March 2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 719
Posted By stretch361
Re: Google Rank 1 For 4 Huge New Keywords In 1 Hour Today

It's a simple form of advertising...Great play...I like it!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th March 2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,828
Posted By stretch361
Re: "Google plans major overhaul to search engine"

So, how long do you think it will take before anyone tries to start a class action lawsuit for google 'stealing' content?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th March 2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,066
Posted By stretch361
Re: Interview Questions for Internet Marketing Manager

Some GREAT ideas rooze and massiveray. I looked at my list again, and I can't believe i missed LSI keywords. I have some round about questions about 'automated tools' and 'black hat' / 'grey hat',...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th March 2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,066
Posted By stretch361
Re: Interview Questions for Internet Marketing Manager

Thanks for the reply. I have some variations of those questions. The only one I really didn't have was #3. I'll add that one to the list!
Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 13th March 2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 677
Posted By stretch361
[ON SITE] Internet Marketing Manager

ON SITE POSITION - Located near Indianapolis, IN

We are a growing Ecommerce company that is looking for an Internet Marketing Manager to take our websites to the next level! This position will...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 13th March 2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,565
Posted By stretch361
Re: What's the best ecommerce platform???

The two platforms I've used are 3dcart (hosted) and ecommerce templates. 3dcart has a lot of decent features - and their platform typically isn't buggy. However, attempting to customize it is quite...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th March 2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,208
Posted By stretch361
Re: WarriorForum "No Data Received" Error...Anyone Else Getting This?

Yep, same problems here. Actually, my screen shot looks almost identical!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th March 2012, 07:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By stretch361
Re: Amazon

Yes - you receive commission on any amazon sales. For those 3rd party sellers, they collect 15% from the seller...so, amazon has no problem paying the much smaller tiered affiliate commission rates.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th March 2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,066
Posted By stretch361
Interview Questions for Internet Marketing Manager

We are preparing to start doing interviews for an in house internet marketing manager (who will stand a good chance of a Chief Marketing Officer for our company in 2-3 years).

To give an idea of...
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