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Forum: Website Design 13th December 2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By RobinInTexas
Re: Does anyone use AWS Amazon for hosting WP?

There was a WSO a while back, you may find someone who did it in that thread.

WordPress On Amazon - Host Your WordPress Site In The Cloud For FREE!...
Forum: Website Design 12th December 2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By AlyseS
Re: Does anyone use AWS Amazon for hosting WP?

I had been entertaining the thought as well, but as other people have said, I quickly realized that the project was going to take a lot of my attention away from actually getting my project/idea out...
Forum: Website Design 11th December 2013, 11:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By kpmedia
Re: Does anyone use AWS Amazon for hosting WP?

Amazon's AWS isn't really hosting in the traditional sense.
I'd suggest avoiding it for something as simple as WordPress.
There are much better hosts out there for this.
Forum: Website Design 11th December 2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By RobinInTexas
Re: Does anyone use AWS Amazon for hosting WP?

It amounts to running an unmanaged vps with all the associated configuration issues. You would need to constantly be aware of the security issues that come up regularly. Endless patches and updates....
Forum: Website Design 11th December 2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By itsandy
Re: Does anyone use AWS Amazon for hosting WP?

If you want something done right, you'd be best not using fiverr.

Setting up AWS is strictly a job for a pro, not Joe blow working out of his mums basement for 5 bucks.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th February 2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 759
Posted By RichBeck
Lightbulb Re: Am I crazy to agree to this or is this really a good opportunity?

Pete,

No, it is not the same......

Let's say you are promoting Fun Party Supplies.....

All the links point to funpartysupplies.com........

Your client owns funpartysupplies.com...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th February 2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 759
Posted By geek1659
Re: Am I crazy to agree to this or is this really a good opportunity?

Hi
You are getting some great suggestions. And you seem open to thinking outside the box for that along you should be complemented. Do keep in mind that "old direct marketing guys" must be aware of...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th February 2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 759
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: Am I crazy to agree to this or is this really a good opportunity?

It still makes no sense. If he is only paying you based on sales, there is no reason to cut ties with you. If you are producing sales, then he is making money. Even if there is a dip one month. And...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th February 2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 759
Posted By RichBeck
Re: Am I crazy to agree to this or is this really a good opportunity?

Pete,

Why do all the work on his website?

Why not have an agreement where you own a domain and he provides the products? Then, if you do dip below your "quota," he is free to go out and hire...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th February 2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 759
Posted By abdul786
Re: Am I crazy to agree to this or is this really a good opportunity?

You have to think it in this way... Is it worth compared to if you would do the same for a product of yours where you have nothing to lose, ever?

National reputation is one thing but what if...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th February 2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 759
Posted By Michael Nguyen
Re: Am I crazy to agree to this or is this really a good opportunity?

Bad deal. It should be 17.5% of the sale regardless of the volume of the same assuming your work has generated the sale in the first place. The SEO will require money and time and if you're investing...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th February 2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 759
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: Am I crazy to agree to this or is this really a good opportunity?

Here's the part I don't understand. So let's say you hit the 200 sales a month, but the next month there are only 195 sales. He's going to just completely cut ties with you and start over with...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th February 2013, 03:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 759
Posted By chrisv24
Re: Am I crazy to agree to this or is this really a good opportunity?

I agree that there is a risk here, but it's worth a shot. As you say, its a great opportunity to work on a national scale.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th February 2013, 03:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 759
Posted By Moriarty
Re: Am I crazy to agree to this or is this really a good opportunity?

Can I add something here?

Old school I might be, only build yourself an email list. That way people who liked you aren't going to forget you. The basic affiliate marketing model died five years...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th February 2013, 12:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 759
Posted By Ben Acharyaa
Re: Am I crazy to agree to this or is this really a good opportunity?

Give it a shot man! as long as you'll be keeping the commission i think its fair enough. i mean there's obviously risk but then there's risk in a salaried job as well. you work for a year and if the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th February 2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 759
Posted By AllRed
Re: Am I crazy to agree to this or is this really a good opportunity?

I agree with Yukon. I would turn the table and only build that sales funnel if you get a bigger % at those plateaus.. Then, after you build it, you should be able to collect residuals.. infinitum
...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th February 2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 759
Posted By yukon
Re: Am I crazy to agree to this or is this really a good opportunity?

Why does he care how many sales you generate? If you generate a single sale it's one more sale than he had yesterday.

If you stand a chance of losing a years work/commission he is defiantly trying...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th February 2012, 11:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 654
Posted By b1833
Re: AAARG!! GP is driving me nuts!! Help...

Multiple listings for a business will prevent the listing from showing up. Claim those other listings and suspend them displaying in GP.
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th February 2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 654
Re: AAARG!! GP is driving me nuts!! Help...

Nope no help line.

If you were saying you optimized the listing but nothing changed on the Place page?

Descriptions currently take 6 - 10 weeks to show up.

Images currently there is a glitch...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th February 2012, 06:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 654
Posted By somacorellc
Re: AAARG!! GP is driving me nuts!! Help...

What does "nothing" mean?



No. Claiming and activating a places page has nothing to do with citations.



Sigh. If he moved to a new location in the same city you do not want to "fix" the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th January 2012, 06:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 672
Posted By Rollmodl
Re: SEO Pricing structure for client

Charging per hour is easiest. Time spent will represent the difficulty of the project.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th January 2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 672
Posted By bermuda
Re: SEO Pricing structure for client

I believe there are two acceptable and still great patterns to stick with when it comes to setting price tags to the custom SEO projects; the first one is per project which means requesting some...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th January 2012, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 672
Posted By adammaxum
Re: SEO Pricing structure for client

right. per hour is of course safer for you, but then you must answer..
1. how many hours per day, week, month?
2. what are you doing during these hours?
3. how many hours will it take to see some...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th January 2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 672
Posted By adammaxum
Re: SEO Pricing structure for client

talk with the client before you come up with pricing. If you charge by the hour, you're still going to need to provide some type of number of hours 'you' think it's going to take you to accomplish...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th January 2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 672
Re: SEO Pricing structure for client

You could try and chat with him and find out what a page one ranking is actually worth to him. If it will generate $500 a month in sales, he won't be too happy about paying you $600 a month.

On...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th January 2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 672
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: SEO Pricing structure for client

Some good info here...

SEO Pricing: 600+ Agencies Share Costs of Services & Pricing Models | SEOmoz (http://www.seomoz.org/blog/seo-pricing-costs-of-services)
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th January 2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 672
Posted By FrankRumbauskas
Re: SEO Pricing structure for client

This is a good question and one I ask myself frequently, the reason being that many of my AdWords/PPC clients are asking about SEO services. I'm finding that SEO is *much* easier to sell vs. AdWords...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th January 2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 672
Posted By Newbieee
Re: SEO Pricing structure for client

Yes if you go with that model then you have to explain that they are paying for hours/work done. Then they will see the worth.

Or if you are confident enough of your service, and a high enough...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th January 2012, 03:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 672
Posted By Venus Brown
Re: SEO Pricing structure for client

I think the best way to deal with this is by charging the cost of number of hours.As SEO is a dynamic field, you can't ensure the results.
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd January 2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 610
Posted By dminorfmajor
Re: Analytic reports Google

There's a big controversy as to whether or not Google Analytics hurts your site via the SERPs. Basically it boils down to this argument: With Google being able to track your site to the extent that...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th January 2012, 01:53 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,733
Posted By John Durham
Re: I started using what I call Video Proposals and increased my customer base by 300%

Thats why they are being ruthless.

Too many people come to this forum who have no sense of the sacred warrior spirit and instead of giving value on the forum they want you to "pm" them. They suck...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 30th September 2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 929
Posted By Charles Harper
Re: Idea for getting new business on board

The question is how to get the client's trust. Free does not have to be forever. And I think that if you can do your service in such a way that you can fill his or her business at will, this is the...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 30th September 2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 929
Posted By midasman09
Re: Idea for getting new business on board

"Stop the presses!" No way would I EVER offer "Free" anything! If I can't get a prospect to "put up something"...he AIN'T committed!

Even when I'm just starting a project there ARE ways to "get...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 29th September 2011, 02:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,009
Posted By ADukes81
Re: Open Market: Only 1.25% of Websites Are Mobile Friendly

Hey Pete,

Here is an infograph that Microsoft put out a few months ago. I am sure you have seen it.

It states, "One half of all local searches are performed on mobile devices"
...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 29th September 2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,009
Posted By ADukes81
Open Market: Only 1.25% of Websites Are Mobile Friendly

Here is an article I found that I wanted to share....

http://blog.kelseygroup.com/wp-content/uploads/ScreenHunter_01-Sep.-22-07.20.jpg

Is it our faults for not educating business owners on the...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 19th September 2011, 03:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,120
Posted By Quentin
Mobile Marketing Videos you can use or learn from so add yours

Here you can add any videos that might help people market their mobile website business.

The Mobile Movement: Understanding Smartphone Consumers - YouTube

Mobilize by Going Local - YouTube
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th September 2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,843
Posted By Warrior Ben
[OFFLINE NEWBIES] - AVOID BEING SCAMMED by Knowing What to Expect in Your New Offline Business

Hey Warriors,

In light of some recent events that have taken place I wanted to write a post sharing my experiences of what you should expect as realistic results in your offline consultancy...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th September 2011, 05:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,107
Posted By BKH
Re: SMS Text Marketing Campaign: is it going south?

Pete,
We set up on a 500 message package to start! It gives us 500 outbound messages and unlimited inbound. Everytime a user opts-in they get a message auto sent to them showing the showtimes of...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th September 2011, 06:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,107
Posted By scarab
Re: SMS Text Marketing Campaign: is it going south?

Pestew, your offer looks good, maybe tweak it a bit, but I think it may be the consumers. I have a client that is successfully building his list by offering a 5% discount to opt-in. He has worked at...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th September 2011, 05:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,107
Posted By BKH
Re: SMS Text Marketing Campaign: is it going south?

Hey Pete, Just was wondering how things have progressed for you?

Just a little words of encouragement:
A campaign that I am running for a movie theater was at 3 weeks into it as of Friday.
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd September 2011, 04:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,107
Posted By ThomScott
Re: SMS Text Marketing Campaign: is it going south?

Yes .. leasing agents are a GREAT source of clients for me! Pretty simple process. I offer to put the whole thing together and do the weekly maintenance absolutely FREE for 6 months to help them look...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd September 2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,107
Posted By ladymd
Re: SMS Text Marketing Campaign: is it going south?

There has been a lot of great feedback on this post, so I don't have much to add other than keep up with the industry trends. Sign up for a google alert with keywords text message marketing, sms...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd September 2011, 07:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 783
Posted By Quentin
New Mobile simulator

Not sure if this has been mentioned before.

Just like to share a link to new mobile preview desktop app.

WebKit-based Adobe AIR app lets you preview mobile content on a variety of phone shells...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st September 2011, 02:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,107
Posted By thedealmaker
Re: SMS Text Marketing Campaign: is it going south?

I once told a client who was having trouble getting people to respond to his sms messages to use the "HS" factor.

He looked at me like I was off my rocker and said...what's the HS factor?

I...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st September 2011, 10:04 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,107
Posted By ThomScott
Re: SMS Text Marketing Campaign: is it going south?

Those are some really weak offers. A $4.50 appetizer with 2 dinners? If the SMS recipient can get a better deal hopping online or looking in their local community paper or ad mailer, they're not...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st September 2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,107
Posted By Mo Goulet
Re: SMS Text Marketing Campaign: is it going south?

Are you referring to lists you have subscribed to? I only send messages to subscribers and like email, if I'm not interested, I simply erase the messages that do not interest me and keep the ones I...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st September 2011, 09:13 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,107
Posted By zenyatta
Re: SMS Text Marketing Campaign: is it going south?

Hi Pestew,

Since they are predominantly Spanish speaking are your flyers bilingual? At gotprint.com you can print "club flyers" 4.25x2.75 1 sided color with gloss coat 1000 for $18 and 5000 for...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st August 2011, 09:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,107
Posted By MKBridge
Re: SMS Text Marketing Campaign: is it going south?

I have had my first campaign going for a client for three weeks now. 150 have opted in, and I would like to ramp that up. He has been doing most of the marketing for it. One thing I noticed - checked...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st August 2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,107
Posted By zenyatta
Re: SMS Text Marketing Campaign: is it going south?

Definitely need to build the lists to get a good sample size. I only send 1 deal per week for clients to keep the list as responsive as possible. Another way to get staff excited so they really...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st August 2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,107
Posted By AdwordsMogul
Re: SMS Text Marketing Campaign: is it going south?

You may want to post your SMS offer in the copywriting section of this forum. Send me a PM when you do, I will leave a comment.

How much are you paying for your texts? When you say you're not...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th August 2011, 04:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,107
Posted By LongTail Silver
Re: SMS Text Marketing Campaign: is it going south?

I agree that texting too often is something you seriously want to avoid. When I get a text, I pretty much always check it immediately. If it's something promotional once in a while that I would...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th August 2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,282
Posted By qu4rk
Re: Best Options in SMS Pricing Structure – Per Subscriber & Set-up fees, roll-overs?

Ok fair enough, I like your $125/mo. for 500. Maybe simply tier it. Say:

< 500 = $125
500 - 999 = $250
1k - 2.5k = $500
2.5k - 5k = $1k
5k - 10k = $2k

I'm putting these numbers out there...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th August 2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,107
Posted By LongTail Silver
Re: SMS Text Marketing Campaign: is it going south?

The really cool thing is that you went out there and got something started. You're tracking results so you can learn. This sounds to me like the makings of a successful campaign. Just need to build...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th August 2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,107
Posted By BKH
Re: SMS Text Marketing Campaign: is it going south?

Hey Pestew,
Everyone here has given very solid advice! The reason is you have to tweak every aspect of the campaign (time, offer, consistency) to find out where the sweet spot is.

Also on that...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th August 2011, 01:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,282
Posted By qu4rk
Re: Best Options in SMS Pricing Structure – Per Subscriber & Set-up fees, roll-overs?

Hmmm...there doesn't seem to be any definitive answer on this one. Does anyone think the $400 setup & $200/month for up to 1k users is workable? I'm going to use twilio & it seems like trying to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th August 2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,107
Posted By Seantrepreneur
Re: SMS Text Marketing Campaign: is it going south?

Solid advice all around.

Also, you can run a contest with the waiter and waitresses on who can get the most sign ups. Not exactly sure how your software works, but with ours we have the...
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