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Forum: Off Topic Forum 17th August 2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 883
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: what happened to all the warriors?

Life has a way of just moving on. As someone pushing 20 years on this forum (the year next to my name says 2002, but I was a member before they migrated to this format, so really, 1999 - 2000)...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th August 2019, 04:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 598
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Is this the greatest Branding Trick in Marketing ?

Yes, another strategy that did wonders for me many years back. I created products and made a fair amount of money doing this back before LinkedIn, Facebook - and even Youtube was still in its...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12th July 2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,156
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Anyone Tried or Had Success Eating the Keto Way

Since my last post in November last year I am still maintaining the weight loss using WW and better food choices along with walking, running, biking, etc.


I've had a lot of conversations with...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 14th November 2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,156
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Anyone Tried or Had Success Eating the Keto Way

This. Nice job Dan!



I actually use Weight Watchers, which is really nothing more than portion control, smarter choices and activity.


Since January I have lost 30 pounds and have...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th June 2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,090
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Giving up after 11 years

I think self awareness is probably the most important attribute to have if you want any form of success in this business.

I spent from 2001 to 2005 reading, learning (this was before you could...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 22nd March 2018, 05:48 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 5,589
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd November 2017, 08:00 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,117
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd November 2017, 05:22 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,117
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: It’s Been a Few Years, Warriors – Lessons to Share

THANK you!

I've been following you on FB and it was driving me nuts where I "knew" you from. I didn't make the Dow connection. :)

Good to see you back here. You were always an awesome...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12th September 2017, 04:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 179
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: One Of The Funniest Comedy Sketches Of All Time

What is does a yellow light mean? - Taxi TV Series - clip - YouTube
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th September 2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,298
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: If you have no money, is this the place to be?

This is exactly how I got started. Not only did I not have money to start a business - I was 5 figures in debt. But I had a regular paycheck coming in so I didn't need to worry about my bills. But I...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11th September 2017, 04:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 339
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Free Logo Maker Software

Be careful with ANY "free graphics" type site. You'll find that free has limits - like personal use only, etc.

Read the terms of any of these sites before you slap any free graphic or logo on your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th September 2017, 05:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 707
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Starting an online business

This is a broad question. The long and the short of it is any business you have that is based on line - no "brick and mortar" site.

And yes - much of it DOES require offline ability and technical...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 15th December 2016, 06:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 593
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: 2017 is almost here!

Ok, let me get this straight... if I say "cool kid" then I should choose a more "mature" word (which, by the way, I'm not mature enough to choose a more mature word), but when a Mac owner says...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 15th December 2016, 06:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 593
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: 2017 is almost here!

In my line of work, you would find NO Mac software to handle my (and my customers) needs. And like I said in my last post - makes no sense for me to buy a Mac, install some $99 software to run my PC...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12th December 2016, 11:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 593
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: 2017 is almost here!

LOL - well, I have a 13 year old who constantly downloads and installs stuff for his gaming. On his computer I have to scan periodically. I don't scan my drives anymore. Everything I download gets...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st December 2016, 09:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: How many of thee have you done?

Well, your point about pitching up various guru's - you are right that some will answer and others won't. But the more you put out the more you get back.

As for the rest, let me tell you of MY...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th November 2016, 10:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 563
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Id rather be happily broke doing IM than be a robot

I will say this much - internet marketing is what helped me go from an employee mindset to a business owner mindset. If not for IM, I'd still be an employee. Not downing that at all. But after...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th November 2016, 06:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 563
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Id rather be happily broke doing IM than be a robot

I remember when I got into IM back in 2002 or so. I absolutely loved it. I had a job and 4 kids (with an ex-wife to pay) so leaving my job was not an option. But I did love the extra money.

Here...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th September 2016, 05:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,375
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Is paypal worth using at all???

OMG... 3 whole clicks for checkout? :D

I buy and sell on line day in and day out. When I buy even through Amazon, unless I activate the 1-click button (which I NEVER use) it takes 3 clicks/screens...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 18th August 2016, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Sync.com, Box, Amazon Drive/S3, or Dropbox?

Most of these cloud storage services have some sort of free option, but they normally have limits - upload file size, storage capacity, etc.

For me, the best bang for my buck has been Amazon S3. ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th August 2016, 05:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,270
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Lifetime Website Hosting, Pay Once, Host Forever!!

Lifetime = only as long as they decide to stay in business. Which is almost never "forever" ;)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st August 2016, 11:36 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 947
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Sad Truth about Making Money Online

I actually did this in reverse. I taught myself the website building, graphics, etc. because I couldn't afford to hire people. Now I don't have the time, and do have the funds, so I hire it out.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th June 2016, 12:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 387
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Marketing cliches don't make good posts

Well, I can't agree with that at all either. Graffiti is there because of low IQ wannabe's who think what they put up is awesome, whereas those who spout all those cliches...

Um, maybe you're...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th June 2016, 11:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 387
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Marketing cliches don't make good posts

Claptrap it is. But if no one wanted to read it, you wouldn't see it everywhere.

Kinda like all that Viagra spam - if it weren't for the clueless, the spam wouldn't be profitable - and there would...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th May 2016, 06:03 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,988
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Where do I start? I have $50

GuitarArvin,

No one can give you a single actionable plan without knowing what it is that sparks your interest. Because I can refer you to some very good low cost and free places to learn to code....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th April 2016, 07:31 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,011
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: What was your first failed project in internet marketing?

Failure = quitting. Since I never quit, I have never failed :D

Ok, well I had many false starts, but they all related to one thing - something I think keeps MANY people from success...

They...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th April 2016, 06:41 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 7,481
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Burn the Ships & Take the Island...Or...Get a Job?

Nothing in life is :)

My wife, who worked at a very big company, just lost her job because after 45 years in the U.S., they decided to close her plant.

Such as life. I now have my own business...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th April 2016, 11:24 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 7,481
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Burn the Ships & Take the Island...Or...Get a Job?

I'd take this one step further and say he's probably more afraid of success. It's not uncommon. People fear the unknown, they fear change, they fear rejection, they fear loss - and "suddenly"...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th April 2016, 12:32 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,558
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Let's Help Each Other Make Money Together. And Stop Bull Crapping Around For A Quick Buck!

Regardless of what Mike thinks, I understood what you were looking for IN your initial post. But now the entire thread (from one man's perspective) is all about a friggin definition - which in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th April 2016, 12:27 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,558
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Let's Help Each Other Make Money Together. And Stop Bull Crapping Around For A Quick Buck!

No back door. Simply experience. There are definitions and there are derivatives of those definitions (usually implied). In the I.M. niche, people use derivatives all the time even if you don't...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th April 2016, 05:24 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,558
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Let's Help Each Other Make Money Together. And Stop Bull Crapping Around For A Quick Buck!

That's true up to a point. You need good quality traffic for your product to be a success, but your odds are better if the product IS a good one.



Well, again, true to a point. SEO or financial...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th April 2016, 09:32 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,558
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd March 2016, 01:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,120
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Your opinion about NameCheap

What Steve said.

However, as a NC user for domains, I love them. I have been buying domains there since 2006 and have a little over 100. Never an issue.

As for hosting, I have never used them...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd March 2016, 05:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 726
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Will promoting JVZoo products give you a bad name?

I have been doing this for about 14 or 15 years now and I have yet to come across a product selling platform that DOESN'T have crap products. So, there is that...




If you are marketing to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st March 2016, 09:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 437
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Is it necessary to use a plugin such as "wishlist member" for building a membership site?

Looks like Youtube is working on this:

YouTube's paid subscription offering takes shape (http://www.theverge.com/2015/4/8/8371131/youtube-paid-subscription-offline-video)

Not sure of the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th March 2016, 08:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 796
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: What Would You Do?

The question isn't whether it's possible. Anything is possible. The question is, is it realistic. And that depends on the individual.

Overall, I have not seen many people who made money in this...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th March 2016, 08:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 796
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: What Would You Do?

Your first paragraph is really only slightly true...and you answered why in your second paragraph :)

I started making money while 5 figures in debt, but here's what I learned. I had a job to pay...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st February 2016, 11:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 976
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Hilarious (but painful) Paypal story - TRUE STORY

Easy to say when you don't have a company that deals with probably thousands of questions/emails/phone calls/etc. per week.

I always get a kick out of the "There's no excuse..." type comments. It...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 19th February 2016, 10:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,383
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Long Time WF Member Passed Away!

Thanks for the word on Charles. I always liked him.




I didn't know about Bev. Wow.
Forum: Website Design 11th January 2016, 07:43 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,264
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: My Videogame Niche is generating $150/month with 300,000 pageviews per month, what am I doing wr

That right there is a mindset you need to change. Why collect emails if you don't send them emails? If you send emails with digital product offers, 1 of 3 things will likely occur:

1) Nothing....
Forum: Website Design 11th January 2016, 06:17 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,264
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: My Videogame Niche is generating $150/month with 300,000 pageviews per month, what am I doing wr

First, I know nothing about the gaming niche in general or this game in particular. But in terms of marketing, some things are universal ;)

Do you know the demographic of this market? Is the game...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 7th January 2016, 09:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,133
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Best Mentoring program/mentors? (RJ?)

Some questions...

You are asking about a mentor program. It would help to know your budget. There's a lot out there in all different price ranges.

Do you have a specific interest?

What do...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th January 2016, 11:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,096
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Need Help here. Going Crazy.

Yep, same process I learned back in 2005. Having the understanding of the process is important. But for me I still lacked the writing skill.

The first copy writer I ever hired cost $2500. I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th January 2016, 11:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 872
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Looking for a Great Mentor!

Sometimes we keep responding for the benefit of other readers and lurkers.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th January 2016, 11:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,096
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Need Help here. Going Crazy.

Yeah, this was much of the problem with his original sales letter - I even mentioned some of your points in my earlier review. I also recommended he hire a professional. I went that way with my own...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd January 2016, 10:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,096
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Need Help here. Going Crazy.

The first thing I would say is don't pay attention to the pricing comments. Cheaper does NOT always sell better. In fact, for all you know your price is too cheap.

But there's no way to know this...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th December 2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 638
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Internet Marketing Made Me FAT or HELP! I'm a couch potato!

I feel your pain. I went through the same thing a few years back.

While I've never been all that "fit", I did gain weight.

I kept a blog for a while - sort of my accountability platform. It...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th December 2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,770
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: On Christmas Day? Seriously?

Interesting - but for me, a very old topic that gets brought up year after year. I have come to the conclusion that this is all about choices.

We choose to sign up to a list.
A marketer chooses...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 15th December 2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,470
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Mail Chimp vs Imnica Mail?

One thing I learned over the years as a webhost, webmaster, script installer, and trainer etc. is that one man's "easy" is another man's "WTF!" I have made COUNTLESS how to videos over the past 12...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 10th December 2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,690
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Alex Jeffreys Super Product

Quick follow up.

I found the interview PDF I did with Willie. I was right about it being 2005. I can't believe it's 10 years...

Anyway, if you want to read it, the link is:
...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 24th November 2015, 05:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,690
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Alex Jeffreys Super Product

Actually, this is one of the quickest and easiest ways to have a product. I've done this several times over the years. You really don't need a special skillset - just a little "gumption" to approach...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 4th July 2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,801
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
It's been fun...

After 14 or so years, it's time to say "so long".

I learned a lot over the years here on the WF, but not in quite some time. It's a shadow (and a joke) of it's former self. In MY opinion, of...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 30th June 2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,366
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: How Would You Convince Someone Not To Commit Suicide?

Frankly that's difficult to answer. If I worked on some suicide hotline, odds are I would have some sort of training (I assume). But since I don't then I would not know what to say. If it was a good...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th June 2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,533
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: For Beginners: The niche you will always make money with.

This subject gets debated quite a bit. From my perspective, having the passion for your niche is not a bad thing, but it's NOT required. I found this out the hard way.

When I started out, this...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th June 2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 919
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: How would you raise $25,000 in one year with IM

No no - not at all angry.

Also, I am aware that this is a common blueprint. It's a solid one. So I don't mean to belittle it or anything.

My "tirade" was really more to point out what many...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th June 2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 919
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: How would you raise $25,000 in one year with IM

Nice little list there. And in theory, not a bad list to follow. But for the OP's sake let's take a closer look to determine just how "easy" this is...

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1. Determine a...
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