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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th March 2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 329
Posted By Mark Riddle
RE: Campaign Targeting Tourists in the City

You're in luck, the best place to promote an opening tourism related website for locals IS NOT ONLINE!

It's in the local newspapers & shoppers and area local news TV and radio.

A simple press...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th January 2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 864
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: Marketing, finding clients......ASSISTANCE PLEASE!!! Thank you

retailbookkeeping, Here's some information from an old time marketer that started before the "digital marketing" era began.

Fundamentals are extremely important.

Three questions need to be...
Forum: Social Media 3rd June 2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 367
Posted By Mark Riddle
RE: Automate Twitter posts?

To be blunt; scheduling 350 posts is not helpful when you are wanting to build a base of followers who are engaged and ready to hear your message.

Scheduling a few posts while you are out of the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th May 2017, 04:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 843
Posted By Mark Riddle
RE: Newbie here, I keep losing money, help

Outside the box thinking is needed here.

FIRST create about 10 sites related to your niche, (affiliate programs)


SECOND make sure those sites show YOU as the go to expert on your subject.
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th June 2016, 09:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: What's your best sales script for lead generation over the phone

Phone scripts need to be focused on a SINGLE action.

When people say lead generation make sure they're wanting leads.

A lead isn't the same as a appointment which isn't the same as sale.
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th June 2016, 09:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 477
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: Coldcalling to sell mats?

Let the chamber of commerce or a similar community organizations sell the mats for you as a fund raising event for their cause.

You'll be introduced as the go to person for mats AND other...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th June 2016, 10:18 PM
Replies: 693
Views: 80,362
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: NEWBIES READ THIS!!! How Y-O-U Can Make 50k From Nothing With ZERO HTML Knowledge

Facebook is good for building traffic for your own website.

Businesses need there own site simply because it's the only place where you can build a uninterruptible lead generation tool.

Use...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 19th June 2016, 02:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By Mark Riddle
Wow I'm back...

Well it's 2016 already;
That translates to being off the warriors forum for about 4 YEARS!

lots of amazing events have happened and a quick look around seem like many new faces along with many...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th June 2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,390
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: What is the safest way to invest $5000 into the internet?

Find an area of Interest that you'll remain focused on for the next five years.
AND plan on investing at least 1000 hours learning and perfecting.

If you aren't willing to work on the project...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd August 2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 764
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: 200 million show mobile users happy with multimedia

I agree the landscape for mobile sites and in general mobile marketing is changing quickly.

Just keep in mind its ALWAYS ABOUT THE USERS EXPERIENCE!

Sometimes less is more sometimes less is not...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th June 2011, 02:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 331
Posted By Mark Riddle
Can you use a FB discussion forum on a website ?? How ~ Thanks!

I am wondering if it is possible to have a facebook discussion forum show on a website?

Is there a RSS feed or something?

I doesn't look like a simple Iframe will work, perhaps I am missing...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th April 2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,643
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: Holy Cow...My Groupon Letter Worked!!!

Mike,

Purchase Certificate sites are great, you already know they are looking for business AND they are comfortable with the concept of online marketing.

Business owners are looking for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th April 2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 725
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: My problem : selling stuff via Facebook

People do share download links, and they share products once downloaded.

Its part of life.

Focus on sales.

Increase the size of the input (Cash Flow - Sales) and the tiny leaks (shared links...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th April 2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: Question about how i should charge my clients

Price is never a problem when you help the client see the value.

Price and value are often thought of as being the same, yet in fact they are very much different.

Generally Price is a one time...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th April 2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,752
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: I've Got Leads, Leads, Leads & More Leads, and no one to sell them to - Any Ideas?

Selling leads to people who don't understand the lead process is near impossible.

My guess is that there is a problem with your specific offer.

What work are they required to do?

Many have...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th April 2011, 09:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,153
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: Offline Consultant - Business Venture Scaling - In over my head -‏

Mark (good name by the way :D)

I agree it seems to be too early for this project to look into full scaling.

To answer your question from a mindset point of view.

Start with the end in mind....
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th April 2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,465
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: Where Can I Outsource My Web Design For Offline Clients?

Get quotes from several people (including warriors for hire)

Be VERY specific about what your requirements are.

Are they writing copy?

Creating Graphics?

Finding graphics for you?
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th April 2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 974
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: Stop Doing This

Tim,

I totally agree, letting anyone see what is going on behind the curtain not only do they see its not magic, but it tends to make them feel foolish for not knowing even when its a field they...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th April 2011, 08:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,138
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: Easy add on service you can charge monthly for

Jennifer,
This is a perfect example that simple concepts open doors, and makes add on sales simple.

For restaurants I like to approach them with the opening line "if each server sold 2 more...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th September 2010, 10:35 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,797
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: Offline Bartering: $10,000 Wedding for $400 (Are You Kidding) ?

Chris,

Congrats on the wedding !


Mark Riddle
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th September 2010, 10:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,547
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: How To Accept Payment

Have the owner fedex you a check, until you get the check don't do any work that causes an expense for you.

This is a good time to have them get clear (and you) about what they are wanting you to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th July 2010, 10:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,771
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: Facebook Marketing SAVES Restaurant -- Success For Local Business

I agree, its a fantasic example of what can be done with social media marketing.

While a few are still saying "it doesn't work" there are others who are using it effectively to build their...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th July 2010, 08:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 512
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: How Can I Leverage a 9-Year Old Site I Kinda Forgot I Had?

Ken,

You will find many of the people who follow your site, would be, or know people who are interested in audio production.

One of the things you can do is simply create a link from your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th July 2010, 07:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,771
Posted By Mark Riddle
Facebook Marketing SAVES Restaurant -- Success For Local Business

Here is a great article about how Facebook SAVED a local restaurant.

It is one example of the power of social media...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th July 2010, 09:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,230
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: how to get fans on facebook?

Getting fans is one thing;

Getting targeted fans is another.

Some of the folks on fiverr are using their porn promo profiles to "Like" your fan page.

That could cause you problems down the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd July 2010, 04:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,957
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: Goooooogle saved me over $300... and it wasn't on car insurance ;)

Make ya wonder how many times does the phrase Black Widow Spider have to appear in this thread to rank for first page of G :D
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd July 2010, 09:43 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 6,785
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: Local Company Charging Customers $6500 For Google Map Listing

cashcow,

No not really, That is a product based commodity mindset.

People can buy shoes at walmart for $10, which is below the average price for shoes.

People also pay $14,000 for a pair of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd July 2010, 08:51 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 6,785
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: Local Company Charging Customers $6500 For Google Map Listing

Jacob,

One of the first things that you need to do is ask her what "results" she would like to see with her marketing.

Get an idea of who her ideal client is (families - teens - accountants -...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd July 2010, 10:51 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,887
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: Writing a Book - What is Keeping You From Doing It?

My advice is to write the sales letter FIRST !

2nd write the back cover of the book....

3rd write the table of contents.

By then you will have a clear overview and path of what is covered in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd July 2010, 08:52 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 6,785
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: Local Company Charging Customers $6500 For Google Map Listing

This is one example of my reasoning behind moving to a Retainer plus percentage fee structure.

It allows their company and mine to benefit from Effective Marketing, I don't have to try to make my...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st July 2010, 08:40 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 6,785
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: Local Company Charging Customers $6500 For Google Map Listing

Jacob,

Its great that you got the client!

Your client is used to hiring low wage people to implement tasks and systems that were created and developed by high paid, skilled professionals.
...
Forum: Programming 30th June 2010, 08:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,167
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: Client's PHP site hacked, no back up other than a scraped version HEEELPP for ideas

Thanks Folks

The site is back up and going ~!

Mark Riddle
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th June 2010, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 992
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: Wordpress: How to Change Order Of Pages in Header

I use my page order (http://www.geekyweekly.com/mypageorder) plugin for wordpress, I also use exclude pages plugin (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/exclude-pages/)

They work great

Mark...
Forum: Programming 24th June 2010, 08:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,167
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: Client's PHP site hacked, no back up other than a scraped version HEEELPP for ideas

J33h4d,

Yes I agree that is normal, but this company didn't have any.

When I took over the site first thing done was change hosts.



Edwin,
Forum: Programming 23rd June 2010, 01:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,167
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: Client's PHP site hacked, no back up other than a scraped version HEEELPP for ideas

Matthew, was totally unaware of the export program, that sound like a great idea, It would have been very helpful.

The hosting company was a local mom and pop shop in southern calif, so I don't...
Forum: Programming 22nd June 2010, 12:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,167
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: Client's PHP site hacked, no back up other than a scraped version HEEELPP for ideas

Answers below :D



Jon,

That's a great suggestion, I hadn't thought to check the wayback machine to see if there was a more current version than the scraped version that I have!
Forum: Programming 22nd June 2010, 10:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,167
Posted By Mark Riddle
Client's PHP site hacked, no back up other than a scraped version HEEELPP for ideas

Warrior coders,

To make a long story short, one of my clients has a site that was written in php , someone hacked the web server and the original webmaster refuses to provide the original php...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th June 2010, 10:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,169
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: How to prevent freelancers from robbing you?

The answer was given in context with the opening question.

If the perceived problem is with freelancers "Robbing" The quickest solution is to find a different method of getting tasks accomplished....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th June 2010, 08:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,169
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: How to prevent freelancers from robbing you?

No where in my comment did I say they would drop a project, and I have not had bad experiences with freelancers.

Mark Riddle
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th June 2010, 05:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,169
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: How to prevent freelancers from robbing you?

Don't hire freelancers...

If you do, hire them at a flat rate as other have stated.

The bottom line is there is a difference in mindset when you hire freelancers, they are hired guns, ready to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th June 2010, 04:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,523
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: Have I "Outgrown" Bluehost? Help...

VPS is ok for development, but if you are in this for the long haul you need your own server.

If you are looking at the server provider to do your management, the it is important to get them on...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th June 2010, 10:06 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,481
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: New Offline Gold Rush Happening Now

Mobile sites are really good for certain industries, especially impulse buys such as when someone is out & about and needs movie times, nightclubs, theater tickets -- Dare I say Massage and escort...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th June 2010, 09:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,031
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: A Tactic I Have Been Using For Product Creation To Say The Least Is Extraordinarily Effective

is 1c. check to see if you created a blog on the topic prior to passing out :rolleyes:

Mark Riddle
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th June 2010, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 477
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: Seeking Advice - "Oil Spill" videos

Winebuddy,

Those are actually two different markets, I may not understand who is watching the videos, but I would think the people interested in the videos would be people that are not in the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st June 2010, 02:42 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,299
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: Frustrated with Philippine outsourcers. Need advice.

Well my first suggestion is don't hire a freelancer for a full time job!

Its a totally different mindset.

Write for a few hours a day is totally different than writing all day every day.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st June 2010, 10:17 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,802
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: Offline Sales...Real or Fad? What Frank Kern Said.

I too am one of the survivors from the dot com boom bust.

The "Offline Prices" are just now beginning to be what they were in the mid 90's

It used to be that 5K for a website that you created...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th May 2010, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 547
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: Offline IM consulting, "The next big thing?"

First and foremost, Internet marketers are the ONLY ones calling this offline marketing (strange frame of reference when you think about it)

I've been a business consultant for some time, the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th May 2010, 10:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 751
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: What Is Your Internet Marketing Expertise Worth To Companies

Wille,

Thanks for the share.

One thing I found interesting is that bigger city didn't automatically mean higher salary.

Mark Riddle
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th May 2010, 09:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,498
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: Easiest Way To Pay Filipino Outsourcers - Tip From An Insider

Yan,

Thank you very much for this information!

Blue_gurl, the info on Xoom no longer accepting commercial payments is discussed in the link below!
...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 28th May 2010, 09:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 906
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: Where in the World is PaulMyers?

Paul Myers...

No Doesn't exist, time to move along, nothing to see here, move along...

I think I hear a hamster....

Exactly what IS the difference between a troll and a hamster :D
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th May 2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,447
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Press Releases...

Thanks Dana, & Welcome Joseph Miller.

Press Releases are always a power tool to both get your business noticed, AND to build a branding reputation.

Releases aren't just for the newsroom anymore...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th May 2010, 10:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 543
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: How to Promote High Cost Services??

There are many ways to market high cost services, but there is one ONE Key to marketing high cost services.

Get your mind off the high cost part and ON the benefit of the service.

Selling ice...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th May 2010, 07:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,097
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: Frank Kern Pdf Funny observation

Kyhell,

Keep practicing speilling Liek Franc and purty soon ull be a big name in St Edward too ~! :D

Mark Riddle
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th May 2010, 12:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,811
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: Making payments to Filipino workers?

Great suggestion! Thanks




I think even it if is more expensive, the faster turn around time will make it worth it.

Mark Riddle
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th May 2010, 12:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,811
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: Making payments to Filipino workers?

Joe,

Click the link in my opening post.

Mark Riddle
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd May 2010, 08:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,811
Posted By Mark Riddle
Re: Making payments to Filipino workers?

Chris,

Thanks for your answer, It looks like its a good idea to for me to set that up (I can afford to provide the EON Card, much less of a hassle than bring caught without an alternative.
...
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