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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th July 2016, 10:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 999
Posted By ReferralCandy
Re: An Epic List Of 47 Referral Programs

Hey, I made this! :-D Really cool to see it being shared! Will hang around to answer any questions anybody might have. :-)

– Visa
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 29th December 2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 726
Posted By ReferralCandy
Forum: Social Media 21st November 2013, 01:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,144
Posted By ReferralCandy
Re: Question about Facebook accounts on same IP address

IP address is a really unreliable way to verify your location anyway, so probably not. That said, if you give off other suspicious signs—such as similar phone numbers, always liking and sharing one...
Forum: Social Media 29th September 2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 734
Posted By ReferralCandy
Re: "Likes" vs "Fans"

If you're messaging somebody privately with your personal account, it's free. Same goes for messaging an individual privately from your FB page, but only the followers are allowed to initiate that...
Forum: Social Media 2nd September 2013, 12:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 679
Posted By ReferralCandy
Re: I'm going into 2 niches. Should I have 2 sets of social media accounts?

Use two separate Facebook pages. Nothing turns followers off more than irrelevant content. If the opportunity arises for cross-promotion the two separate pages'll come in handy too.
Forum: Social Media 26th August 2013, 02:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,367
Posted By ReferralCandy
Re: Finding the right words to use for a status update

Nice work pulling in attention with the meme image. People usually pay attention to memes even if they're distracted with something else—probably because we're programmed to expect some sort of humor...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd August 2013, 02:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 655
Posted By ReferralCandy
Forum: Copywriting 19th August 2013, 01:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 972
Posted By ReferralCandy
Re: Would You Do Me A Favor?

I too wish there were less crap floating around the internet, but such is life. It's probably a matter of time before we can have our content aggregated for us in a way that we find truly useful. I'm...
Forum: Copywriting 19th August 2013, 01:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 651
Posted By ReferralCandy
Re: Do It Better

Just my $0.02, Dieters DEFINITELY shop around. I've looked at countless supplements and never bought anything, because nothing satisfies me. The same goes for a lot of my friends.

The best thing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th August 2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 670
Posted By ReferralCandy
Re: How to start internet marketing with a $20,000 budget?

I'm always going to be the boring guy here: What I would do is stretch that out as living expenses for myself, spending as little as possible. I'd start a blog and I'd write every single day about...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th August 2013, 11:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 587
Posted By ReferralCandy
Re: Facebook Reputation Management help?

Yep, don't worry too much about it. Don't fight fire with fire- instead, make a concerted effort to delight your new and existing customers as much as possible, and focus on that.

You can mention...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th August 2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,161
Posted By ReferralCandy
Re: Sorry to be a skeptic

Being able to code is a tremendous skill that puts you head and shoulders above most of the competition.

You don't have to work in 6 month blocks. You should look for little things you can...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th August 2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 953
Posted By ReferralCandy
Re: Where to find a blogging mentor.

A month is actually a pretty short time in a blog's lifespan. I find that blogs need to stick around for a couple of years before they start to build some serious authority.

You'll want to make...
Forum: Copywriting 13th August 2013, 03:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,607
Posted By ReferralCandy
Re: Young man seeks your advice

Agreed with Hugh and SEOJunky.

I always advise people to start blogs, regardless of the field that they're working in. Chronicle your journey, your thoughts, your work. Analyse good copy...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th August 2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 780
Posted By ReferralCandy
Re: Discourage or encourage brother (13y) from venturing into IM?

He's 13 years old, which some might say is kind of young for exploring the world of business and IM, where he is bound to face harsh comments, and witness some degree of ugliness in some people.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 12th August 2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,493
Posted By ReferralCandy
Re: What is the best ecommerce software for an online store?


Okay, okay, serious answer:

Forum: Copywriting 11th August 2013, 11:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,193
Posted By ReferralCandy
Re: What's your recommendation for learning copywriting?


Pick products at random and then come up with your own copy ideas, then compare them against the copy of top performing brands. Study the differences carefully.

Volunteer to improve...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th August 2013, 01:42 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,508
Posted By ReferralCandy
Re: Starting a Dating Website

This is one of those things where- if you have to ask a forum for advice, you're probably screwed, because you'll have to REALLY know your stuff in order to even have half of a fighting chance.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th August 2013, 01:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 964
Posted By ReferralCandy
Re: What kind of niches should I work with?

Hi norahthenewbie,

I think it'll be better for you to find something that you like and care deeply for. What do you really like, and would like to help others with? Choose something that you feel...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 5th August 2013, 03:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,271
Posted By ReferralCandy
Re: What Ecommerce Products are you selling?

Outside of the work I do (building and selling automated customer referral programs for ecommerce retailers), I sell niche t-shirts for my local audience. They do pretty well despite me not putting...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th August 2013, 03:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By ReferralCandy
Re: How do I get backlinks for a Social Network

Getting a social network started and running is an incredibly uphill challenge.

- How are you planning to get users?
- How many users do you have at this point in time?
- What's your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th August 2013, 02:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By ReferralCandy
Re: Time to stop window shopping...

I might be a little ignorant here, but I've always thought that if it's possible to start something without a coach, you should do that first- whether it's playing music, getting fitter or selling...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd August 2013, 03:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 619
Posted By ReferralCandy
Re: Vlogging: Youtube Description vs Blog Entry

Yeah, I vote for "make it unique". Almost always a preferable strategy. Anybody else can embed your video with its description. Always aim to add some real value.
Forum: Social Media 2nd August 2013, 03:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 807
Posted By ReferralCandy
Re: Facebook Page Stolen

Sounds like a tough situation to be in. Hoping for the best for you. That 0.01% chance is still worth taking. Good luck.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd August 2013, 01:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,844
Posted By ReferralCandy
Re: How to Lose weight vs How to gain weight

Both are vast markets with more people than you can count, so what matters is that you pick the one you're better at.

(That said, I've always been a little amused at how complicated people make...
Forum: Website Design 1st August 2013, 01:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 621
Posted By ReferralCandy
Re: Wordpress Theme - Reviews ?

Hi sapkasapka,

I think the overall look and feel of the site is very nice.

I do have one issue with the side links, though. The various links lead to separate pages, and they each have...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st July 2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 875
Posted By ReferralCandy
Re: Can you monetize any niche?

Hi cpa-money,

I do agree that all niches can be profitable, but the exact amounts might vary greatly depending on the exact niche. Like what roblawrence mentioned, poetry is relatively hard to...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 30th July 2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,111
Posted By ReferralCandy
Re: 11 year old girl on forced marriage

A timely reminder of our privilege, and how there is much work to be done on this little speck we call Earth. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th July 2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,833
Posted By ReferralCandy
Re: I'm Getting Sick and Tired of Internet Marketing

When I was a teenager, I used to play in a band with a couple of my friends. We tried recording an album ourselves. We spent months and months of late nights playing around with recording software we...
Forum: Mind Warriors 30th July 2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,193
Posted By ReferralCandy
Re: "How come the Law of Attraction doesn't always work?"

Beautifully written, James! Enjoyed this. Curious to know what you're working on at the moment, if anything!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th July 2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 671
Posted By ReferralCandy
Re: Anybody in the Balding / hair restoration niche?

I don't have anything constructive to say, just that I'd choose to go completely bald if I ever started to lose my hair. All the bald folk I know are really interesting folks- some are weird, some...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 29th July 2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 921
Posted By ReferralCandy
Re: For theme Customization volusion vs shopify.

To answer your question directly, Shopify is easier to play around with, but Volusion probably offers more powerful customizability for more technical users (who you could hire).

That said, I'd...
Forum: Social Media 29th July 2013, 03:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 984
Posted By ReferralCandy
Re: What are the 3 best paid advertising for youtube videos?

Hope this doesn't sound dismissive, but I think paid advertising is a fairly bad idea for youtube videos. Your best bet is to create content that is useful, compelling and engaging, then reach out to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th July 2013, 03:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,120
Posted By ReferralCandy
Re: Sales Funnels are tough!!!!

Hey Wes,

I landed on your page, but didn't feel compelled to put my email down. I'd need more context. Who's this expert trainer? What authority do they have? Who's used this stuff before? Does it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th July 2013, 12:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 741
Posted By ReferralCandy
Re: Business Idea Please

I'd start by writing and making videos. You'll want to demonstrate proof that you're capable of doing what you say you are. Get a YouTube channel, introduce yourself, have a blog, and just post...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 24th July 2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 39,357
Posted By ReferralCandy
Re: Why I prefer eCommerce over other types of Internet Marketing...

My recommendation is always to figure out what YOU would be willing to pay for, and then sell that.

Ecommerce is ultimately a way of selling people things that solve their problems. Start by...
Forum: Social Media 24th July 2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,717
Posted By ReferralCandy
Re: How to get FB fans for a new fanpage?

Start by posting content regularly- nobody's going to Like a Page that seems to be dead or bare. Make sure the content is useful and relevant to your target audience. Link to the Page on your blog...
Forum: Website Design 24th July 2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,006
Posted By ReferralCandy
Re: WOW or NO my webdesign please

Hi allegandro,

May I just say that I quite like the overall theme, but I do feel that the introduction text at the top seems a little too cluttered. Perhaps you could try summarising it, or...
Forum: Copywriting 24th July 2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 799
Posted By ReferralCandy
Re: What kind of questions would you ask a new client?

Lots of great advice here! I think you really want to try and dig past the surface and get into what your client's REALLY all about. I'd ask them...

"What are you really selling, as a web...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd July 2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 653
Posted By ReferralCandy
Re: Help a New Writer with a Food Fundraising Campaign!

Cut away the "A multifaceted approach to tackling hunger, malnutrition, poverty, obesity, and unemployment" bit. It's vague, abstract and goes over everybody's heads.

Cut away "one of several...
Forum: Social Media 22nd July 2013, 12:09 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,519
Posted By ReferralCandy
Re: Is Social Media Marketing effective?

It depends on a bunch of things. What are you selling? Who are you selling it to? Consumer products do well on social media. B2B stuff, not so much. You'll have to figure out who your target...
Forum: Social Media 18th July 2013, 12:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,110
Posted By ReferralCandy
Re: What is the maximum number of tweets per day I can send on Twitter?

There's no limit to the number of tweets you can send, but do be mindful of your followers! Nobody wants to have their feed completely saturated and overwhelmed by a single user, no matter how...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th July 2013, 12:22 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,553
Posted By ReferralCandy
Re: What is the most important thing you have learned?

A little bit every day goes a long way. Don't be obsessed with perfection, you'll never reach it. Focus, focus, focus. Do one thing at a time and do it well, and get it out of the way. What gets...
Forum: Copywriting 16th July 2013, 12:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,420
Posted By ReferralCandy
Re: Dating Coaching Website

A very saturated market to get into; you'd have to be really good at what you do. I agree with Jonathan's points. I land on the site and go "Uh, okay." It's not compelling. There's nothing...
Forum: Copywriting 16th July 2013, 12:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 879
Posted By ReferralCandy
Re: I asked Drayton Bird some questions...

I get where you're coming from. From where I'm standing, I think it's helpful to take a moment to think about the objectives and reasoning behind any rules we might have.

When we're asked to do...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th July 2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 493
Posted By ReferralCandy
Re: Slice and dice my offer

I'm in total agreement with Dan.

1: The name doesn't inspire confidence to begin with. I'm only clicking because you asked me to.

2: I have no idea what it's about, and I can't tell from a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th July 2013, 01:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,772
Posted By ReferralCandy
Re: Article Marketing Dead!

What's stopping you from doing both? Maybe post in the directories, then link to them on your website?
Forum: Off Topic Forum 8th July 2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 869
Posted By ReferralCandy
Re: My Son's Contradictory Behavior

Random and perhaps not very useful, but it sounds to me like he's going to grow up to be awesome. Encourage the reading and other fun learning stuff. Schools are going to turn out to be pretty...
Forum: Copywriting 8th July 2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,175
Posted By ReferralCandy
Re: [help] Where to start as a copywriter?

Copywriters play with language. That's our job.

The first thing you should do is to read as much as you possibly can. Read hungrily. Read a book a day if you can. You'll need the language to...
Forum: Social Media 7th July 2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,519
Posted By ReferralCandy
Re: What are the basics of internet marketing?

Marketing is the communication of value.

Internet marketing is the communication of value over the internet.

You'll need to learn:

1: How to identify value to begin with (What is good, what...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th July 2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 847
Posted By ReferralCandy
Re: Newbie wondering where to invest her money!

No matter how much money you've got, you won't be making $1,000/month out of the door, because what you need is skills, expertise, know-how... and that's never an overnight thing.

I'd suggest...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd July 2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,993
Posted By ReferralCandy
Re: Advanced Copywriting...Lesson 1..."Proof"

I think the "advanced copywriting lesson" needs some better copy. :P
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st July 2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 529
Posted By ReferralCandy
Re: How to write a contract for renting out my ad space? Please help!

What brutecky said. Verbal agreement is good enough; if he doesn't pay you can kill him. I mean- kill his ad.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 1st July 2013, 02:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 808
Posted By ReferralCandy
Re: What are your grand ambitions?

I love the way your mind works.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 1st July 2013, 12:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,312
Posted By ReferralCandy
Re: Looking to borrow the keen eye of a successful e-commerce agent

I look at hundreds of stores online, so this is my jam.


Your logo looks cheap. Is that verdana or trebuchet MS or something? Not good! Bad first impression to make. Silver is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th June 2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,559
Posted By ReferralCandy
Re: How do I get my dating site going

Have a kickass blog. This works especially well for the dating market. Both OKCupid and HowAboutWe have fantastic blogs that are incredibly interesting and compelling. (Well- I believe OKCupid's last...
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