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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd February 2016, 12:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 467
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: optimizepress

It feels a little outdated nowadays. Thrive Themes is a much better option for sales pages and opt-ins. You get loads of templates that are easy to amend/fill-in, and it is a much neater designing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th January 2016, 07:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 599
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: Recommend me a good WordPress host

For a simple Wordpress website, Godaddy is tough to beat.

They do managed Wordpress hosting. Dead simple to get started. Clean and easy interface. Fast. Cheap. Check 'em out:...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th January 2016, 06:23 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,363
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: Attracting Clickbank Affiliates to Quality Recurring Billing Product

Hi Julia,

Let me come at this from the perspective of somebody in a similar-ish boat (UK-based, vendor, membership site, using Clickbank).

Consider this: create an annual membership for those...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th January 2016, 09:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 709
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: I need inspiration

Bamio: let me come at this from another angle.

I reckon that it's near impossible to make a living from a niche blog unless:

1. You really care about the subject (in which case inspiration is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th January 2016, 02:37 PM
Replies: 959
Views: 61,473
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: ClickBank soon requiring ALL sales pages to have a ClickBank branded header.

Think you set a world record for clichés in a single post there, Justin. ;)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th January 2016, 09:11 AM
Replies: 959
Views: 61,473
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: ClickBank soon requiring ALL sales pages to have a ClickBank branded header.

It grates. I don't think it's controversial to say that vendors are Clickbank's customers. No vendors, no Clickbank. But massive changes were rushed in without our consultation, and then the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th January 2016, 07:35 AM
Replies: 959
Views: 61,473
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: ClickBank soon requiring ALL sales pages to have a ClickBank branded header.

Here you go, Sid:


Please disregard the email you may have received earlier ....

Earlier today you may have received an email from us regarding the state of your account as it relates to the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th January 2016, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: Making Online Courses

Can't help you with tripod recommendations, but I do suggest watching this tutorial on shooting videos with a smartphone. Helped me a lot.

Shooting Video with an iPhone | Wistia Learning Center...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th December 2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,103
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: Admitting I suck, a long post begging for guidance - I'm ready now.

Steven,

Imagine it is 2019. You have a slick and successful online business. It became profitable enough by the end of year one that you were able to hire professionals to redo the design,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd December 2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 328
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: Clickbank Uni

Perhaps, if you know what you're looking for and can trust the vouches the product(s) receives.

But forums and WSOs can be a bottomless pit of information and distraction, especially for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th December 2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: Membership Site or One-Time Charge?

Steve's on the money about letting the offer dictate the model.

I did a lot of research into this exact subject myself before launching a membership site. I ultimately came around to the one-off...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th December 2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 703
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: How to monetize my sites traffic?

I'm going to presume it's 3,000 visitors a month you have, not 3,000 a day. If you have 100 visitor per day, all cold, then you have two ways of looking at that traffic:

1. Attempt to monitise...
Forum: Conversion Rate Optimization 10th December 2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: Improve Conversation Rate

It is a seriously broad topic. Steve's given you some good pointers, but even a dozen posts in this thread will only scratch the surface.

Head over to conversionxl.com and bury yourself in its...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th December 2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 394
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: Don't give up!

I think anybody who has had success at IM would say that their mindset was one of absolute resolve. You must be prepared to suffer and overcome a limitless number of tasks with little applause in the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd December 2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 784
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: I have poor writing skills?

I'd give up.

Seriously.

Blogs feature writing. If you are going to have a successful blog, then it follows that you need to be a successful (i.e. talented) writer in the first place. The one...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd November 2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,108
Posted By ElGuapo
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th October 2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 325
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: Where can I find great product review writers? And how much can I expect to spend?

Okay.

My concern here is that Google is a much more nimble beast than it was a decade ago. It doesn't just look for liveliness when evaluating a site - it also looks for things like social...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th October 2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: Best Free Traffic Source For A Betting Tips Site?

Turn it into a membership site.

Go to other betting websites and recruit them as affiliates to push your product.

Sorted. :D
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th October 2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 974
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: How Do You Feel About Pop-Up Boxes?

Hate them.

Though not as much as I hate autoplay videos...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th October 2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,335
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: Nothing but scams...

This. A million times this.

I'd bet most successful Warriors would tell you their turnaround came when they stopped absorbing themselves in the material of others and instead started to think...
Forum: Mind Warriors 28th October 2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,631
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: I Hope You Struggle And Fail

I want to echo the comment on the great thread title. There's often a little bit too much 'woo' on this forum for my liking, but this is right up my street.

Of course, the great advocate for pain...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th October 2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,533
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: What is Your Number One Wordpress Plugin That You Use

I recently put the finishing touches to a membership site.

Before I started building it, I made a vow to myself that I would only add new plugins as a clear need for them arose. I was going to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st December 2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,080
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: Internet Marketer wins the UK Apprentice

It was amusing when the winner's parents, in the studio audience, admitted they couldn't tell you what he did for a living. Made me think of all those WF threads asking how one describes this...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th December 2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 547
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: Is this a form of spam?

I've received unsolicited messages with links in them, and I inevitably end up blocking and/or reporting the user. I don't mean to question your intentions, which may be very good, but do consider...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th December 2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 547
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: Is this a form of spam?

Mine too, my little buttercup..! ;)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th December 2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 424
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: How To Segue Smoothly into a Product Recommendation?

W2L: Abe Lincoln said if given six hours to cut down a tree, he'd spend the first four hours sharpening his saw. The reception to an affiliate offer and its conversion rate is based on how you've...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th December 2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 547
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: Is this a form of spam?

Joel: you can see what Twitter defines as spam under their rules (https://support.twitter.com/articles/18311-the-twitter-rules#). Among them:


If you post misleading links (e.g. affiliate links,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th December 2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,979
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: How can monetize a movie trailer Niche.

Legal issues aside, it sounds like a bit of a tough ask to me. Don't people, outside of cinemas, tend to pick and choose the trailers they want to watch?

How about considering a niche movie site...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th December 2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 721
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: Not sure where to go from here.

Your first step is to break down your post into paragraphs. The more readable it is, the more replies you will get. ;)
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th December 2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 738
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: How to create natural social signals ?

OP: use your instincts.

I cannot remember the last time Google sent me to a second-rate website after making a search query. I'm sure it happens now and again, but it is so infrequent compared to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th November 2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 531
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: Membership website questions

Free memberships for access to some of the content (including some of your best). It builds a list you can hammer, and if your content really is good then they'll have no hesitation in upgrading. ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th November 2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,070
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: What are your best tips for starting a freelancer career from scratch?

DrMani makes an important point: you'll do more business as a 'logo designer' or a 'Kindle cover designer' than as a mere 'designer'. Carve that niche for yourself and own it.

Other than that,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th November 2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 954
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: How long/big is your freebie?

Not so long ago I viewed a course about YouTube marketing. The fellow behind that course showed his best-converting freebie: a 1-page PDF infographic of the few cheap(ish) tools he used to make high...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th November 2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 860
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: Turning $100 Into $3000 in 5 Days?

Honestly, the best thing you can do right now is to find a popular forum for moneysavers. We have one in the UK (Money Saving Expert) which is chock full of people who know how to cut every corner,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th November 2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 860
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: Turning $100 Into $3000 in 5 Days?

Mate, think about it. If these 'coaches' could turn $100 into $3000 in a matter of days, do you think they'd be fiddling about in the WSO section?

Have you exhausted all possible options for your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th November 2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,192
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: How much have you made with Amazon?

A fair whack from Kindle, and continuing to grow. Love Amazon - the passive income, the automated handling of tax and refunds and whatnot. It also does a good job of sifting the quality from the...
Forum: Mind Warriors 24th November 2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,194
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: The right mindset to succeed

I don't know if there's a universal 'success mindset' that works for all. You have to learn to self-assess, talk to yourself, reflect on experiences and mistakes, and develop rules, principles and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd November 2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,419
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: How to start making money online the right way? (( Questionaire ))

I think we all instinctively know the answer to this, no?

If you are rich and go to a well-reputed financial planner or accountant, they can show you some quick ways to make a bundle more money...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd November 2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,057
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: "Must Have" - I.M'er Tools To Work Smarter Not Harder?

Good list.

Allow me to throw one into the mix: 1Password.

It's not at first glance an obvious tool for internet marketing, but I make more use of it each day than anything else. With a click...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd November 2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,106
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: Getting Free Traffic is Not As Easy As we Think

Social media. It takes hard, diligent work each day, but if you can build up an infrastructure consisting of the likes of Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and some authority on forums, then it can be more...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd November 2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 651
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: Productivity is over rated...

I'm also in agreement.

I particularly like the battle cry of Seth Godin and Steven Pressfield: GET IT SHIPPED. Any Warrior who is struggling with procrastination would be well-advised to read...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 21st November 2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,994
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: You have $1,000,000. Invest it.

I'd like to own a piece of various low-budget movies. That's more a labour of love than smart market investing, but damn, you hit the jackpot by backing the next Paranormal Activity or Blair Witch...
Forum: Mind Warriors 21st November 2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,401
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: Is Law of Attraction Evil?

It's pseudoscience, not evil.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th November 2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,013
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: Looking for some feedback on my website.

I'm no design expert, so take my thoughts with a fair degree of dismissiveness.

1. Generally looks strong, bright and clean. Like the font and minimalist style.

2. But that is a lot of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th November 2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 681
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: Would you go straight for 4th base, or do a slowdance?

A.

I just think there's more mileage in creating products. Most successful businesses are judged on their products, not their blogs or newsletters. A couple more thoughts:

1. You could perhaps...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th November 2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 880
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: Why don’t people trust Freebies?

It is too much of a generalisation to state people don't trust freebies. A freebie's success depends on a number of factors, e.g. the authority of the owner, the copywriting, what's on offer, the...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 19th November 2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,071
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: Chocolate Companies Warn Of Looming Global Shortage

A life without Cadbury is a life not worth living.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th November 2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 801
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: What would you do if you are starting over?

Avoid affiliate marketing.

Work on a single project that is one's own business, whether an authority blog or ecommerce site.

Work every day to refine that business and build the list/customer...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th November 2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,230
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: Freelancers earning $1000 to $2000 per month

I'm not a designer, but am somebody who has bought various design gigs. Some thoughts, for what they're worth, in no particular order:

1. Speed, feedback, quality and no-fuss is what I, and most...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th November 2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,009
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: Best Clickbank Products to Choose...

OP:

Get your hands on a copy of Clickbank's Data Report. There are lots of juicy revelations in that, including this nugget:

"Some say 'choose high gravity products' and others say, 'pick low...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 16th November 2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,164
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: Professor Brian Cox says No Other Life In The Universe.

As Alexa pointed out, it IS The Daily Mail...and, not for the first time, an individual has had to clarify themselves in response to a Mail article.

Cox on Twitter: 'Ah Daily Mail: subtle...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th November 2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 652
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: Diving Into the Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing = traffic. If you can't drive traffic, you make no money. It's a damn good reason to build your own product/business - then you get to find the affiliates to do that.

If you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th November 2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 954
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: Do you really want to make money ??

Your hired writers were probably waiting on their hired writers ;)

Seriously, one should be wary of any article writer offering to do work for, say, $3–$10. At the lower end of the scale you are...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th November 2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,313
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: 8 Years in IM - Made *Maybe* $2000 - Doing It Wrong - How Can I Fix It?

OP:

I suffered a similar problem for a while. It took some serious self-assessment to figure out why that was. And to be frank, I was setting myself challenges that I wasn't cut out for.

For...
Forum: Social Media 18th April 2013, 03:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 530
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: Getting no traffic

Simple way to get the ball rolling:

1. make a list of the top 10 blogs in your niche (run a Google search for 'top beauty blogs' and you'll likely find some lists)

2. get the RSS feeds of...
Forum: Mind Warriors 16th April 2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,068
Posted By ElGuapo
Re: What Is Your Morning Routine?

Breakfast and orange juice while catching up with the news/online updates for an hour. Stretch out any body kinks/aches on a chinning bar for a minute or two. Shower. Two cups of coffee sitting...
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