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Forum: Offline Marketing 16th April 2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,649
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Re: Why Cold Emails Won't Work (Real Life Evidence)

How come more Warriors aren't saying the same thing? Use email marketing not as an opener but instead as a way to stay in touch, and build trust, with prospective customers you met in person while...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th April 2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 505
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Re: A success story of a friend

Great to hear about the success of your friend, and thanks for your recap on the reasons for his success. It's not easy for most people to get out there and actually network, but it works.

If you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th April 2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,450
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th April 2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,450
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Re: Disappointed in buying Fiverr gigs? Here's what you are doing wrong

Andy, I'm honored you took the time to post a reply! Thank you for drilling down on using Fiverr for SEO work. I agree with you completely.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th April 2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,450
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Re: Disappointed in buying Fiverr gigs? Here's what you are doing wrong

With all the good feedback coming in on this thread, already I know an update is needed!

I would never order articles using a Fiverr gig. It would be expecting way too much from Fiverr. Typically,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th April 2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,450
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Re: Disappointed in buying Fiverr gigs? Here's what you are doing wrong

I should have emphasized reading the reviews. Definitely part of the due diligence. Thanks for your input Tadresources.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th April 2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,450
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Disappointed in buying Fiverr gigs? Here's what you are doing wrong

Maybe you have been burned by Fiverr sellers that didn't deliver. I've got my hand raised as one of this group.

Over time I have discovered you can get good work done by Fiverr sellers for...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th June 2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,159
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Re: Building an offline business and creating a team

Get at least one good outsourcer to help with the small stuff that chews up your time. I like your idea of outsourcing to other experts.

One company that I've had good luck with for handling a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th June 2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,682
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Re: SEO Appointment tomorrow - what is the best SEO analyzer tool to create a report?

Can you set Market Samurai to auto-generate the reports for you? I've got my own copy and I don't see where I can do this. It's a pain to manually generate reports.

Internet Business Promoter...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th May 2011, 11:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,679
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Re: what's a great way to get local clients?

Same applies for Google Adwords. Type local search terms and notice the Google Ads that pop up. Ignore the obvious "Service Master" type ads, and focus on ads that link to an actual local business. ...
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th May 2011, 09:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Re: Google Places

You are correct sir.
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th May 2011, 09:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,691
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Re: How much to charge for SEO for real estate agent?

Let's assume your agent friend lives in Bellevue, Washington. According to your quote above, your first keyword would be:

real estate bellevue

Every agent in Bellevue thinks this is the keyword...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 26th May 2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,432
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Re: AWeber replacement - what's your best recommendation?

I use Get Response. One reason I like GetResponse is that they allow single-opt in lists. Yes, I know Aweber allows this also, but at some point they force you to make the list double-opt in. That...
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd May 2011, 05:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,090
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Re: May Is Off To A Great Start!

Great job George. Genesis is a versatile Worpdress theme, but you have to check out Pagelines Platform Pro (http://www.pagelines.com/) also. Not sure how long it's been out. It's drag and drop AND...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd May 2011, 05:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,030
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Re: Did you get mint and chocolates from Google? My customer did

Hopefully you have not opened the flood gates of scary postings Dr. Dan...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd May 2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,030
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Did you get mint and chocolates from Google? My customer did

Google has launched Google Places Catalog in select U.S. cities. Your client can request a free Google Places Catalog at:

Google Places Business Kit Catalog (http://googleplacescatalog.com)

In...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th May 2011, 10:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Re: Outsourcing and Checklists - Without Both You Are Lost

I agree with you wholeheartedly. The challenge is not to keep digging (learning) when you can outsource much of the work. Absolutely, one would find internet marketing and offline consulting to be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th May 2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Outsourcing and Checklists - Without Both You Are Lost

You can do it all. Just kidding!

You can’t.

Constantly ask yourself: “Can I outsource this?” Chances are you can outsource much of the work you do whether it be for your business or the work...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th May 2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,097
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Re: Good Google Places Blogs?

It's always good to review the official Google blog on a regular basis

Official Google Blog (http://googleblog.blogspot.com/)

Thanks Linda (catalyst emarketing) for your edited resource list.
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th May 2011, 12:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,548
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Re: Ongoing Google Places service - What's the monthly fee for?

Google Places and organic SEO now go hand-in-hand. You have to keep up the work, or the inevitable slide in rankings begins. The work can vary with adding new: citations, backlinks, articles,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th April 2011, 12:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,443
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Re: Is BaseCamp the best PM software for clients?

I have been using Smartsheet (http://www.smartsheet.com/) for a few months, and it really rocks. It's fairly intuitive. I use it to manage my outsourcers, as well as my own work.

Recently, I...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st March 2011, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 862
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Re: Google Officially Ends Support For QR Code in Places

Interesting news about QR codes. The average person probably finds it too challenging to figure out the whole QR code thing. With an Offline business, the offline consultant is generally not...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st March 2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,327
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Re: Any success with “Local Video Method” or similar methods?

I found the videos were taking too long to create, and I'm already familiar with using Camtasia.

I do run a web site analysis, but it's mostly automated. Typically the analysis is offered after...
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd March 2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 643
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Promoting your Offline event using Eventbrite

I recently used EventBrite (http://eventbrite.com/) to promote a workshop. It's free, and easy to setup a sales page for handling tickets and billing through PayPal. No merchant account needed.
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd March 2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Re: Seminars

Congratulations on your creativity! Easy idea to implement, and it encourages interaction with the audience. I'm looking forward to trying this at my next workshop next week.

A few ideas:
-as...
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st March 2011, 10:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 707
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Re: Offline clients

Really? What part of the world is this industry-standard pricing in effect? Certainly not the U.S.
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st March 2011, 02:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,589
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Re: Should I outsource cold calling?

Good point. This has been my experience. Education is good, but you do have to sell also. An "all education" presentation doesn't work, and a blatant sales pitch fest is a turn-off also. When doing...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th February 2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,657
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Re: FREE Local Search Toolkit for Offline Consultants

It's free to sign up. Probably they will probably have a freemium level, and later introduce a paid subscription model (much like I talk about in my free wso). That's how a lot of online business...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th February 2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,657
Posted By Chris Lagarde
FREE Local Search Toolkit for Offline Consultants

I read about this Google Places Results Analyzer on Mike Blumenthal's Blog (http://blumenthals.com/blog/2011/02/10/local-search-tools-for-the-smb-and-professional/) and checked it out. Nice tool. I...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th February 2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,317
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Re: UBL.org Is A Joke

UBL seems to be worth the (currently) $30 from my experience with lots of different businesses, but ultimately, I can't say for sure. It's part of a total package I offer.
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th February 2011, 08:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,898
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Re: Sick of being Poor...

Absolutely true for me also. Sign up for some volunteer work - preferably where you are interacting directly with people in need. Mentally, you will feel much better afterwards.

Here's the key:...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th February 2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 842
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Re: What Are Peoples Favorite Ways For Getting New Clients

Get out and do mini-talks - 10 minutes at breakfast and lunch meetings.

I realize you have a full-time job currently which makes this challenging to implement. Still, my best return on...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11th November 2010, 10:40 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,794
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Re: Favorite 80's Band?

One of my favorite 80's bands never quite made it to the big time. They had great power pop songs. I must have seen them at least a dozen times on the Riverboat President in New Orleans.

The...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th October 2010, 04:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,087
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Re: The Offline Magic Bullet - Near instant success and butt loads of money

Gotta agree with you on this one Jim. For an Offline consultant there is a learning curve on every type of business. You might be outsourcing much of the work, but you still have to type up clear...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th October 2010, 02:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,087
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Re: The Offline Magic Bullet - Near instant success and butt loads of money

It's unusual to slam dunk every first appointment with offline business owners. Frankly, this is true about almost any sales. The gold is in the followup.

Want to know a simple method to not let...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th October 2010, 01:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,192
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Re: Tip for Sending Out Letters to Businesses

Like others, my handwriting looks like the scrawl of a 5 year old. A font made from my handwriting wouldn't encourage anybody to open a letter!

My happy compromise: the Brigitte handwriting font
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th October 2010, 01:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,383
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Re: Free Local Keyword Tool, USE IT!!

This site has been listed in my local optimization checklist for the last year. Thanks for highlighting this great tool Jerry!
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th October 2010, 08:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,442
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Re: How To Make Money Offline Without Having To Talk To Anyone Or Do Anything

Tim - By your post, I figure you won't be offering a testimonial for my upcoming WSO:

Offline Gold Marketing for the Anti-Social Personality
Never speak with a business owner - EVER!

Oh...
Forum: Mind Warriors 9th July 2010, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 797
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Re: Being Productive While Wrestling with Thoughts of Self-Doubt

I've read a few Koontz novels in the past, and while he's not completely my cup of tea, I sure respect his work ethic!
Forum: Mind Warriors 9th July 2010, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 797
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Being Productive While Wrestling with Thoughts of Self-Doubt

Just heard Garrison Keillor today on "The Writer's Almanac", and I thought it was worth posting for everyone toiling away in the silicon mines of internet marketing. Bold highlights by me. ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th June 2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 828
Posted By Chris Lagarde
for Host Gator Resellers - free video tutorials for customers

Since so many members here resell HostGator for their web clients, I figured you would want to know you can now add a huge library of non-HostGator branded training videos to your website.

Nice...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th May 2010, 04:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,076
Posted By Chris Lagarde
RSS Feed Creator Desktop Software - Free for next 8 hours

From Giveaway of the Day (http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/rss-feed-creator-2/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+giveawayoftheday%2Ffeed+%28Giveaway+of+the+Day%29#comments)....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th May 2010, 10:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,860
Posted By Chris Lagarde
How to find a good virtual bookkeeper

I'm looking for a virtual bookkeeper person, and I hope some of you can pass along tips on how to find, choose, and work with a virtual bookkeeper.

Most of my work is in services. The items I do...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th May 2010, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,200
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Re: Free Social Media Monitoring Tools

Except for Google Alerts, I didn't know about these other services. Great information Kristi!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th May 2010, 10:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,252
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Re: Laptop Battery On Last Legs - Where Do Buy Replacement Batteries?

Interesting information. By the responses I've gotten, I'm sticking with Lenovo!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th May 2010, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,325
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Re: Converting Camtasia Videos

If it's the actual CAMREC file from Camtasia, and you have Camtasia, you can convert the video (called Produce in Camtasia) in many different formats.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th May 2010, 10:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,252
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Re: Laptop Battery On Last Legs - Where Do Buy Replacement Batteries?

If that's the case, I'll buy the originals. Sometimes you can find great replacements for less than original manufacturer prices.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th May 2010, 10:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,252
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Laptop Battery On Last Legs - Where Do Buy Replacement Batteries?

In the past I've had bad experiences with ebay. Poor quality batteries.

My laptop is a Lenovo T61 and it's a little over 2 years old.

Should I pay the extra $ and get a genuine Lenovo...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th May 2010, 02:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 468
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Re: Offliners -- I need Help for PPC campaign.

How much is your client planning on spending each month for Adwords (ad spend)? Your client's market niche is highly competitive in the U.S (not sure about your country).

Have you checked the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd May 2010, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 860
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Re: How to "STAMP" PLR Videos?

I posed your question a few weeks ago and got some great responses.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th April 2010, 10:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 409
Posted By Chris Lagarde
A Godsend for Camtasia Video Records

it's a hotkey to easily change the monitor resolution.

HotKey Resolution Changer Toggles Your Monitor Settings with a Key Stroke - Monitors - Lifehacker...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd April 2010, 09:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,461
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Re: OFFLINE: How I made an easy $1,000 with 10 craigslist ads and some forum posts

Awesome post Peter! Thanks for sharing a great tale of success.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd April 2010, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 648
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Re: Client Shows Up Twice In Google Places/Maps/LBC

I figure this might be the case.



Here's the issue in my mind...many people will search for the doctor by name only (I've seen his web stats), and not by his Business name. If I delete it, then...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd April 2010, 09:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 648
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Client Shows Up Twice In Google Places/Maps/LBC

My client shows one time for his business name, and once for his name (he's a doctor). He's verified the listing with his business name.

All the reviews are under his business name listing and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th April 2010, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,039
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Re: HubSpot - Free Marketing Presentation Download

They certainly live by the marketing paradigm of giving first, and the business will follow.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th April 2010, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,039
Posted By Chris Lagarde
HubSpot - Free Marketing Presentation Download

From the folks who brought you WebsiteGrader.com

This Marketing Data and Research presentation (http://www.hubspot.com/Charts/?source=email-20100420a) includes data on:

Lead Generation
...
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