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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th March 2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 50
Posted By xlfutur1
Has anyone used WAZE for offline clients?

Just wondering if anyone has any experience with Waze ads? Looks interesting and have read some good things about it, and currently there seems to be very little competition.
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th November 2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 125
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: Anyone know what Yellow Pages charges for these lame videos?

I don't believe those offerings are the same as the 360 degree videos with just music. The $5K offer says "Professional shoot with video production experts at the time and place of your choice". I...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th November 2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 125
Posted By xlfutur1
Anyone know what Yellow Pages charges for these lame videos?

I noticed recently that YP is doing videos that use a 360 degree photo of an offline business, coupled with some descriptive text on each slide. No spoken audio, just music background.

With all...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd May 2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 364
Posted By xlfutur1
RE: Can I use Google Images For Blogs As Long As I Credit The Source?

Risky to use google images. Use pixabay and you won't have to worry.
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 3rd May 2017, 09:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By xlfutur1
RE: XRanker 360 Opinions

I love xranker 360. I purchased when it first came out and I went to promote it recently and its now $997?? Not sure how that all came about but I do like using it. I mainly use it now to do quick...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd May 2017, 09:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,580
Posted By xlfutur1
RE: What is the best ways offline marketing for restrurent?

Create weekly lunch specials and call all businesses within a 1.5 mile radius of your restaurant and ask permission to fax them your specials. Most will say yes, some will say no. Call until you...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 5th September 2016, 09:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 215
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: Need SMS Service for Real Estate

What country in Africa are you located in?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th January 2016, 02:23 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 14,537
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: The Fastest Way To Make Money

Google Adsense back in the day when you could whip up a few sites with Armand Morin's Directory Generator in a few minutes, and be making $50-100 a day within a couple weeks.
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th June 2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,901
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: Has anyone tried EDDM

You might want to look into putting a postcard together with local businesses for the sole purpose of not only making a little money, but getting your ad on the card for free every time you mail....
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th June 2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,004
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: TWILLIO help

Use openvbx and Chad Smith's subscriptions plugin. They are both free and work like a charm.
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th May 2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 740
Posted By xlfutur1
What would you charge?

I've been asked to create and manage a Facebook page, as well as do some Youtube video and FB ads for a small law firm.

Any idea what a reasonable monthly fee be for doing this type of ongoing...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 8th May 2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,000
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: SMS Marketing

You can't just "scrape" mobile numbers to get them. They have to be double opt-in now. Sending SMS messages to thousands of mobile numbers who did not request it could cost you a fortune in fines.
Forum: Mobile Marketing 1st May 2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,221
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: Successful SMS in 2015

SMS is not much different from getting email subscribers - give away something of value in exchange for the phone number.

SMS is much better than email in open rates. The fact that everyone...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st May 2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: Anything else out their as effective as Adwords for my business?

Try Youtube video ads. I've been getting 2 cent views for an attorney client of mine in a specific niche of criminal defense. Because you can target age, gender, area, etc. you could have different...
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd April 2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,725
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: Who's using Adwords to attract new clients to their business?

for the test, I simply took a video that I ranked for my keywords and is in use on the website. I had no idea what would happen and even if the video would be shown at all. the video is a little...
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st April 2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,725
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: Who's using Adwords to attract new clients to their business?

I've recently been testing video ads on youtube for a client of mine. I've been getting .02 cents per view and 8-10 clicks per day at a cost of about 50 cents per click. I could get more but its a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st April 2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,544
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Forum: Offline Marketing 20th March 2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 34,509
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: My 3 month cold calling test results - Inexperienced caller, ridiculous script, results

This is a terrific case study, thanks for posting.

There is a simple way for your dialer to only dial ONE number, yet make 100 calls.. Here's how...

Awhile back I created a sequential dialing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th March 2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 958
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: upsell hell

You're right, Godaddy is ridiculous. tigerdirect and vistaprint can put you in upsell hell as well.
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 8th March 2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 17,576
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: Easy VSL

Although I had trouble installing, now that the software is working, I have to admit I like this software ALOT.

I'm sure Matt has been bombarded with requests, but if EasyVSL could incorporate...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 7th March 2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 17,576
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: Easy VSL

Support has actually been very good and I got it worked out today. Did my first video by copying and pasting a blog post and reading it into audacity. It really is easy and takes much less time...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 7th March 2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 17,576
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: Easy VSL

I purchased today but could never get the software to install. When it starts up, it says "server could not be reached. Retrying in 15 seconds". I uninstalled, then reinstalled and got the same...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 4th March 2015, 12:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,000
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: SMS Marketing

You need to get permission by having the subscriber double-optin. With SMS lists, that simply means sending them an initial SMS asking them to confirm by replying Y or YES. Every subsequent...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th February 2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,395
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: Selling phone lead gen: How to weed out junk calls?

If you are using Twilio, its easy to block automated telemarketers and robocalls.

Set up short recording and use the <Gather> verb that requires the caller to press "1" or any key to connect the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th February 2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,972
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: SMS Marketing for Local Pizza Restaurant - Help a Noob!

I've had a pizza restaurant/bar client for a few years and the sms system I set up for them worked like a charm.

The "hook" was a free pizza giveaway once per week. People could call in, text in...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 10th February 2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 11,361
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: Social Engage Review - impossible to even start reviewing

Has anyone tried some campaigns with this and got it to work? Results?
Forum: Website Design 10th February 2015, 12:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,415
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: How to avoid Wordpress site from being hacked

I agree. Wordfence is one of the the best free plugins for security. I've been using it for awhile now and its amazing how many hackers it thwarts.
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th February 2015, 12:23 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,819
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: Help! Never had a client request this before?? Meeting with local Restaurant Businesswoman

Cpanel? wow, you can't make this stuff up.

I would set up an sms campaign. show that if she would be willing to offer a drawing of a free pizza giveaway once per week, she could build a huge list...
Forum: Reciprocal Links 3rd February 2015, 01:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,008
Posted By xlfutur1
FREE PR4 links in exchange

I have a PR 4 site that I can place your link (sitewide)

All I ask is that you link to another site of mine in return.

PM me is you are interested.
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd February 2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,688
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: Mobile website marketing?

The nature of email will most likely get you a low response rate. Personalizing the email will help, but when it comes down to it, you are emailing them blind.

Try sending a personalized...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd February 2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,005
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Forum: Offline Marketing 1st February 2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,005
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: This actually happened to me today...

Of course everyone learns from their mistakes, and failure does not mean anyone is down and out by any means.

But from my experience, the lack of any kind of marketing sense (and oftentimes common...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st February 2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,005
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: This actually happened to me today...

It really is unbelievable how stupid many offline business owners can be.

The fact that 80% of small businesses are out of business within 5 years is completely believable if you have ever...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st February 2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,102
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: Ideas for Barbershop Marketing Client

An email list is great, but with a business like a barbershop, SMS would be better and delivery and read rate would be much better.

Collect phone numbers by offering an MMS coupon if someone texts...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st February 2015, 12:39 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,070
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: I think I just found a list of 1,000s + 1,000s of offline bizs that need our help!!...

This has grown into an interesting thread.

Getting $499 to claim a Yelp listing might be completely out of line, but how about just offering the biz owner some help on claiming it themselves? ...
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th January 2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,400
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: Virtual phone # as main number

I use a Twilio number that forwards to my cell phone and have a whisper message telling me what the call is for and who it is from.

If you are marketing to local businesses outside your area, I...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 15th January 2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,661
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: InfoFree.com sucks now..

I still have an unlimited account from the early days of Bob Ross, so if you need a quick list of anything, PM me and I can put it together for you very cheap.
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th January 2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,070
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: I think I just found a list of 1,000s + 1,000s of offline bizs that need our help!!...

amazing, thanks for the post! I entered my city after the Yelp search string you listed and found over 3400 search results.
Forum: Mobile Marketing 7th January 2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,751
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: SMS campaign in the UK

Twilio is very inexpensive, very customizeable and has U.K. numbers for voice and text.
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd December 2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,817
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: $10 Offline Trick: Get Clients

terrific idea, thanks for posting. Might work better in the U.S. with a $20 bill. 10 pounds is over $15 U.S. conversion. $20 is lunch for two, and that is believable for most folks.
Forum: Mobile Marketing 23rd December 2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,647
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: Set Up SMS Service?

My advice would be to concentrate on getting a client before you worry about SMS pricing. You can always figure out pricing later. Don't fall victim to the paralysis of analysis. I see people on...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 14th December 2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,647
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: Set Up SMS Service?

And how many small businesses in your area are going to be doing 3 million SMS messages per month? The nice thing about Twilio is that you don't have to spend any money unless you use the service. ...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 13th December 2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,647
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: Set Up SMS Service?

It doesn't get much cheaper or customizeable than Twilio.
Forum: Mobile Marketing 13th December 2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,402
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: New to SMS marketing, How do you deal with blocked short codes?

I beg to differ. Your argument is false. Anyone can build a list of permission based phone numbers that are TCPA compliant with a long code just as easily as they can using a short code. Just...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 13th December 2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,191
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: How to send SMSs and Receive calls from UK number?

I would suggest using a Twilio number. They have numbers all throughout Europe, including the U.K.
Forum: Mobile Marketing 12th September 2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,233
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: SMS - What do you charge your clients?

I recently gave an SMS marketing system quote to a business that had 3 locations. I worked out a monthly price based on subscribers, then worked out a price structure that was more scaled to the...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 18th July 2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,057
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: Text Enable Landline Numbers - Text to Landlines

If a company uses a Gmail address, you can set up IFTT (if this then that) to send a text when an email comes in.
Forum: Mobile Marketing 25th June 2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 650
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: Can you track calls from click to call buttons?

sure you can. Just use one phone number for the click to call buttons and forms you want to track. anything can be tracked.
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th June 2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,145
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: SMS or Email Marketing - Which helps businesses more?

Very true. I would guess more than 90% of businesses don't have a clue how to use either one. Both are just a form of communication, and the content of either will determine their success. SMS is...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th June 2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,105
Posted By xlfutur1
Is ranking YouTube videos getting more difficult?

Is it my imagination or is the ranking of youtube videos getting more difficult?

I don't see anywhere near the number of videos listed on page one for a variety of local search terms as I did...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 6th June 2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,932
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: SMS marketing / text marketing advice please

There is no such thing as a white label seller for Twilio itself. They just provide the developers platform for sms and voice apps.
Forum: Mobile Marketing 6th June 2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,932
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: SMS marketing / text marketing advice please

I use Twilio for all my stuff, and I could help you do this.

When you text them the first time, ask if they would like to get a free gift by replying their email address.

When they do, your...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th May 2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: Tracking Number Inside Local Biz Video

Yes, a twilio number will do everything want (and more). I always set mine up so that any calls to the number will text me saying a call just came in. and yes, I do record them. PM me if you need...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 5th May 2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,837
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: SMS Appointment Reminders or Confirmations

YES. simple is best. staff members don't want to handle all sorts of incoming texts all day long. when you make things complicated, it won't get used, and if it doesn't get used you won't make any...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th May 2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,414
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: How my cousin made $300 a week(he is 14)

Tell your cousin that Warren Buffet did the same thing as a kid, about the same age....(he's in good company)

"In 1945, in his sophomore year of high school, Buffett and a friend spent $25 to...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 16th April 2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,221
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: How do I even get started with mobile marketing?

Best advice is to just choose ONE aspect of mobile marketing to promote and learn it well. For example...

Show businesses that don't have a mobile website how they are losing out on traffic from...
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