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Forum: Beginners Area 7th December 2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,948
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: 2 months in with Affiliate marketing. No true profits yet.

Yep as stated by another user above, the shiny object syndrome is rampant. Stick to your guns and stick to one money making method. Master it. That is the best advice for getting the momentum...
Forum: Beginners Area 17th October 2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 148
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: How do people find you Facebook page?

To put it shortly, keywords in the page name. Don't KW stuff it but keep it creative and relevant to what it is.
Forum: Beginners Area 9th July 2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 95
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: Hello

Welcome to WF! Don't be shy and feel free to ask for advice or help in the appropriate areas.
Forum: Beginners Area 5th April 2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,362
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: WordPress vs WIX???

Yep or you could use WP with a page builder like BeaverBuilder. I am loving it personally.
Forum: Beginners Area 28th March 2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 720
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: List Bought of 15,000

I agree with a couple of the people who have already responded. Using this list could lead to troubles as Katie mentioned. You could get blacklisted quite easily. Use a service who allows for use...
Forum: Beginners Area 24th March 2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 482
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: Need direction...totally Clueless

There really is no secret formula for success. You need to spend at least one year creating a history online by consistently contributing content to a blog, social media, or something about a...
Forum: Beginners Area 22nd March 2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 736
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: How to select keywords for new websites?

While in many cases it can be beneficial to the point of getting potential visitors to click on your link in a search, having keywords within the domain has far less weight on the optimal indexing of...
Forum: Beginners Area 21st March 2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 618
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: Can start an online business and keep my full-time job ???

Bad decision. I would go expand your ebay business but only to raise money to get established with a dedicated ecommerce platform that you own (not a third party vendor who can pull the plug at a...
Forum: Beginners Area 21st March 2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 116
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: Need hosting opinion

I would advise SiteGround. They are like 4$/month and are optimized for fast Wordpress dedicated hosting. Customer service is great and the fact that they specialize in one thing, they are very...
Forum: Beginners Area 12th March 2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 471
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: How to get lots of relevant backlinks for your site?

Answering questions on Quora is a great way to get relevant non-spammy white hat backlinks. You are not ever going to build a long term business by building tons of back links really fast, unless...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th March 2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: Merchant account nightmares?

Dave Hermansen,

Yeah it's too bad and it does seem like that would be the case. Unfortunately there was more to it than simply being a protective measure. You see, we never had a lot of charge...
Forum: Beginners Area 10th March 2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 204
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: what do you recommend SEO vs Adwords for a B2B startup?

100% PPC. Unless you are in the business of hoping and waiting.
Forum: Beginners Area 10th March 2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 73
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: Can a generic landing page be optimized to reach to top of Google's searches?

I'm going to concur with what Chris is saying above and add that by their nature, landing pages are designed to be simple and focused. With this being said, it is not common that a landing page has...
Forum: Beginners Area 10th March 2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: Will www.ForumWarrior.com have same search impact as www.WarriroForum.com ?

The amount of weight placed on keywords within the URL is so minimal these days, it's barely a question worth asking.

So the short answer is: It would make no difference either way. I do not...
Forum: Beginners Area 10th March 2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 657
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: Best Advertising Platform

Personally, I believe something like this would be done in more of a precision manner via AdWords. The reason I say this is very simple. With AdWords you can get down to the nitty gritty keyword...
Forum: Beginners Area 10th March 2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 109
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: B2B Facebook Ads

This post requires more information. Tell a little bit more detail here. Are you using brand names or trademarks? You mentioned an error message, but you are not disclosing what that message says....
Forum: Beginners Area 10th March 2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 80
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: Hi , Newbie From Pakistan Here

I would advise that you pick something and become proficient. This could be one of many skill sets such as.

SEO
SEM
SMM
Email Marketing
PPC
Copywriting
Outsourcing
Project Management
Forum: Conversion Rate Optimization 9th March 2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 227
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: Getting started

I am currently in the process of finding a good copywriter to rewrite a headline and convert my long copy to short copy on one of my website. Like yours, the site has been up and selling for 10...
Forum: Beginners Area 9th March 2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 112
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: Creation of information products. Where to find?

Also try

https://www.upwork.com
https://www.iwriter.com

Best regards - Kent
Forum: Beginners Area 9th March 2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 207
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: Hi All, Back after 8 years (Starting all over again) - Hope ya'll will extend a warm welcome :)

Welcome back! I understand what you're saying about pressure at work, and I too took a bit of a break. I was still active with IM in general but not as much as I could have been. With all of the...
Forum: Beginners Area 9th March 2018, 05:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: New Member- How Do I Start?

First off, let me say welcome to the Warrior Forum. Secondly, let me just say good luck to you and I think if your service (and follow through) is good, you stand to do pretty well here on WF.
...
Forum: Beginners Area 8th March 2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 325
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: Email marketing list building - newbie

Yes I agree that buying a list from ANYONE is a waste of money and time. Build your own list. Your own subscribers will actually want to hear from you and listen to things you say. Get them on...
Forum: Conversion Rate Optimization 8th March 2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: My opt in page conversions have absolutely cratered! Help?

Nothing may have happened in regards to your marketing. It could be things happening in real people's lives. A few weeks is not necessarily long enough to make a conclusion that something has...
Forum: Beginners Area 8th March 2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 136
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: Launched a digital product and have built a cool brand - best ways to increase traffic/conversio

Kerri,

Hi, that is a nice USP and it sounds like you have put a ton of time and thought into this. Have you considered getting the product onto an affiliate network so that others can be doing...
Forum: Beginners Area 8th March 2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 113
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: hop link

It will work yes, however it is possible for you to get linkjacked. In other words another affiliate can easily substitute your hop for his hop or just plain remove it where either way you get no...
Forum: Beginners Area 7th March 2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 116
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: Clickable link on Instagram

And IG's simplicity is what makes it so popular. FB could learn a lot from them. But apparently they think it's better to buy them out and then try to change everything to make it more like FB. ...
Forum: Beginners Area 7th March 2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 446
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: How Do I Get Permanent Back links?

Directory of links. Bad idea. So let me just tell me what has worked for me and other people I know. First get traffic to your site. Like, a lot of traffic, you can do this by generating buzz,...
Forum: Beginners Area 7th March 2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: How to get quality back-links for my website.

Hopefully your blog is not in English, and if it is, I would recommend touching up on your grammar (a lot). Alternately, of course you could hire writers.

In regards to your question, the best...
Forum: Beginners Area 6th March 2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: dropshipping

Be very, VERY careful selecting suppliers. We used to run a dropshipping and physical shipping hybrid model business. The big thing I would warn you about is making sure your suppliers have ample...
Forum: Beginners Area 4th March 2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 715
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: Bulk website traffic checker?

We have been using a site for this for years and years called statcounter (http://www.statcounter.com) It is free but they have paid options too. I never needed to use any of the paid options...
Forum: Beginners Area 4th March 2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 90
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: Clarification about using Amazon product description on my affiliate site

No. This is not a violation of Amazon TOS. The reason it is not and never can be is because these items of information are provided by the manufacturer and not by Amazon.

Changing it could put...
Forum: Website Design 4th March 2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 385
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: Genesis Framework for Wordpress

Hey Mark, thanks for the info. I have been checking out Beaver Builder and it looks great. I do not want to spend hours doing design work, and it's not for a lack of knowledge with CSS, PHP and...
Forum: Email Marketing 3rd March 2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 366
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: Free Offer Vs Promoting The Product

It has been my experience that promoting a free offer / lead magnet to get them on the list with no affiliate links works best. What we do is offer valuable content which warms them up to an idea...
Forum: Beginners Area 3rd March 2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,232
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: Advice about Digital Marketing Courses

Lisalotty,

Yeah that is a huge subject and where to start, where to start? I can tell you this, you do not need to spend that kind of money to learn this stuff. By it's nature, the industry is...
Forum: Website Design 3rd March 2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 385
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: Genesis Framework for Wordpress

Mark Lovett,

Beaver Builder looks interesting. But what is the difference between the Beaver Builder theme and the Beaver Builder Themer? Themer is being sold as a separate product. For Beaver...
Forum: Email Marketing 3rd March 2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 408
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: Solo ads or Shoutouts

Not sure if I would go with Solos for this, as I do not think it's necessary. If you ever get to a point where you have tapped out traditional media, then maybe a thing to consider. In my...
Forum: Beginners Area 3rd March 2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 424
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: How can I grow a subreddit?

That sounds totally feasible to me. Have you considered trying to reach a broader audience off-site by posting to other social media channels in related groups, pages, hashtags and by using quality...
Forum: Beginners Area 3rd March 2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 112
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: Website Hacked, Trying to Figure out Malware and Blacklist Repair

Kate,

I am so sorry to hear this, and believe me, I know how much work goes into this stuff. When I started I had zero kids, and now I have six! We have had blogs, membership sites and forums...
Forum: Beginners Area 3rd March 2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 137
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: Adsense help/ blogger

Tito,

Hi Tito, welcome to Warrior Forum, we are glad to have you here. As for growing traffic on your network of blogs or for anywhere, for that matter, what I find useful is to have social media...
Forum: Beginners Area 3rd March 2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 106
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: Couple questions for starting out

It will make it a bit slower to get ranked, yes. But depending on your budget, and it sounds like it may be tight or you are being conservative when you mentioned concern of generating revenue...
Forum: Beginners Area 3rd March 2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 114
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: Is Moz's Keyword Explorer search volume more accurate than Semrush?

Keyword Finder's metrics are very accurate. The big difference is that the window of refresh is different than Moz so they will never show data that is overly close.
Forum: Beginners Area 24th February 2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: About to launch first campaign! But, do I have all I need...?

If I were you I would add one more thing to the list. And that one thing would be to use some kind of spy software to see where the bulk of your offer's traffic is currently coming from. Make sure...
Forum: Beginners Area 24th February 2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 452
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: Save Drowned Beginner !!

I am struggling to figure out why you would quit your job before you had a steady income coming in from your affiliate marketing efforts. Can you please shed some light on this?
Forum: Beginners Area 23rd February 2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: any software for update social media pages all at once update

You can use the free version of Hootsuite. I have a paid version but the free version I believe let's you do up to 3 SM accounts but hey that would save you a lot of time right there. Or you could...
Forum: Beginners Area 23rd February 2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,369
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: Jobs you can do from your laptop?

On top of that, coding is just down right FUN! One of my favorite passions.
Forum: Beginners Area 22nd February 2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 160
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: Domain name containing ONLINE

My apologies, in that case then yes I personally believe that domains with online in them inside a dot com domain do have a nice ring to them.
Forum: Beginners Area 22nd February 2018, 12:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 160
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: Domain name containing ONLINE

Personally I do not like the idea of this for a couple reasons. First off to have a. Online website domain is somewhat of a redundancy. After all the user has to be online to even get to the domain...
Forum: Beginners Area 21st February 2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 452
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: Save Drowned Beginner !!

bmever,

Find a niche, sign up for an account at a CPA network (MaxBounty is good) but there's tons of them. Build a list! That is the route I would personally take.

Good luck to you!
Forum: Beginners Area 21st February 2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 282
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: How to get quality visitors to your site through marketing?

Yes, that is what we do, sometimes books sometimes videos, whatever. Just give them more content than they expect and make sure it is true quality and something someone would pay for. Then just...
Forum: Beginners Area 21st February 2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,369
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: Jobs you can do from your laptop?

Welcome Rick, glad to have another member on WF. Great question by the way. Been at this online marketing since the 90's but direct mail before that and I have to say, a ton of the same principles...
Forum: Beginners Area 21st February 2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,486
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: Full detailed method to make money online for beginners

1) Decide on a niche (for newbies I say stick to something you know a lot about, are good at and love (not like but LOVE). Find a product or service within that niche, and become an affiliate.

2)...
Forum: Beginners Area 21st February 2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 888
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: The easiest way to start earning money onlone

That's part of the problem these days. There is too much access to information making us tempted to become and endless learner and continuously seeking more and more answers because we tell...
Forum: Website Design 21st February 2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 385
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: Genesis Framework for Wordpress

How about Thrive themes? Any better in regards to security, non coder friendly for configurability?

And what about Optimize Press?

I've heard a lot of buzz about both. But do they both...
Forum: Beginners Area 20th February 2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 176
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: Blog's Sidebar; Yes or No ?

Chris Lee Vella,

It has been my experience that the fewer distractions/the cleaner your page, the more user engagement you will receive. I would go without it.
Forum: Beginners Area 20th February 2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 90
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: Do you think insurance is essential?

Wow good question! Happy Tuesday to you by the way. Does anywhere on your website or your client materials or agreements state that your clients agree not to hold you liable for any losses incurred...
Forum: Website Design 20th February 2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 385
Posted By Kent Hopkins
Re: Genesis Framework for Wordpress

Thanks for the replies folks. Any recommendations for one that does not require too much technical expertise but at the same time is very configurable and has a nice aesthetic to it?
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