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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th March 2011, 01:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,200
Posted By Andy LaPointe
Re: Article MArketers: How Many Words Did You Write Today?

I write one article a day at 500 words
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd December 2009, 11:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 734
Posted By Andy LaPointe
Re: I'm an expert writer on ezine articles after only 2 articles...

Congrats... Success is all about paying attention to the small details. Your writing skills must be impressive so enjoy for a few moments and then get busy writing more :-) because if Ezine Article...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th December 2009, 02:21 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 14,350
Posted By Andy LaPointe
Re: AutoBlogging for "Noobs" - A Guide

Nice post and good outline for getting everything set up, I only have a dozen or so autoblog site up.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th October 2009, 02:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 951
Posted By Andy LaPointe
Re: What's the opposite of a free book ?

It's all in the positioning. For example, your free books could be called "partner" section, while your paid section is for strategic partners. This is the section for those serious about learning...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th October 2009, 09:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 428
Posted By Andy LaPointe
Re: Looking for High Quality Images to Use on New CPA Offer Site

Thanks Will,

I'll check out the site.

Andy
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th October 2009, 09:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,235
Posted By Andy LaPointe
Re: Putting fliers up in restrooms (it works.)

I agree,


If you have an extra 500 flyers in your car, simply drop them off while your in the restroom, but I wouldn't spend all day driving around dropping them off. If you really want to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th October 2009, 09:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 428
Posted By Andy LaPointe
Looking for High Quality Images to Use on New CPA Offer Site

Dear Fellow Warriors,

I feel like I have been banging my head against the wall, any insight would be appreciated...

I am looking to launch a new CPA program in the weight loss niche and keep...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 28th September 2009, 07:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 881
Posted By Andy LaPointe
Re: How do I use CPA offers

Ditto on ChrisBa's post. You may be making it more difficult than it really is.
Forum: Local Meetups, Mastermind Groups and Warrior Events 27th September 2009, 07:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 667
Posted By Andy LaPointe
Any Warriors in Northern Michigan?

Hey fellow warriors, if you live in Northern Michigan and want to get together to mastermind send me a PM.

I have two other WF members that are really good and we mastermind, etc. and are always...
Forum: Local Meetups, Mastermind Groups and Warrior Events 27th September 2009, 07:13 PM
Replies: 1
Local Event: In the Michigan Area
Views: 574
Posted By Andy LaPointe
Re: In the Michigan Area

Mark,

Has put together a really good MM in your area. Here is his profile. You may want to contact him and inquire.

Thanks,

Andy

View Profile: MarkR...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th September 2009, 11:32 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,681
Posted By Andy LaPointe
Re: How Much Do You Make Online?

Probably not the best question to ask.

It just ain't the classy thing to do. :-)

Also, I would render to guess since all of us are on the WF we make just enough to pay the monthly Internet...
Forum: Website Design 27th August 2009, 11:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 567
Posted By Andy LaPointe
Forum: Website Design 26th August 2009, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 567
Posted By Andy LaPointe
Any thoughts on creating mini-site for affiliates?

Any thoughts on the best way to create a mini-site for my affiliates? I am interested in supplying my affiliates with free websites. The site would include their affiliate codes (tracked by Affiliate...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th August 2009, 09:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,139
Posted By Andy LaPointe
Re: What techniques do you use to stay focused?

The best technique I use to stay focused is called Power Blocking. I learned this way back when I was 18 (20 years ago) when I sold real estate. It was taught to me by one of the "old timers" in the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th July 2009, 08:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,784
Posted By Andy LaPointe
Re: Company Fined $300,000 For Posting Fake Reviews Online

Truth in advertising has come to the Internet. IM'ers are giving up long term gain for ST products.
This is a bad trend for small unknown companies since consumers will believe small unproven...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th June 2009, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 522
Posted By Andy LaPointe
Re: Summer Doldrums? How are your continuing to grow your business in the summer

Great point Doug,



The summer is a great time to build up for the 3rd and 4th quarter. It is a good idea to build new relations with the mindset you'll follow up on the 3rd quarter to do...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th June 2009, 09:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,068
Posted By Andy LaPointe
Re: Finding it difficult to keep going; What did you do in this situation?

Hi Dennis,

It has been mentioned in this thread a few time, but success in school doesn't mean success in life. I know may of the "brains" I graduated with are not doing so good, while many of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th June 2009, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 522
Posted By Andy LaPointe
Summer Doldrums? How are you growing your business during the slower summer months?

A quick question...

How are you continuing to grow your business in the summer?

Here is what I am doing to get this thread going:

- Focusing on strengthing my relationships with my...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st June 2009, 01:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,326
Posted By Andy LaPointe
Re: The Magic Bullet for Offline Sales...

As a small business owner and a offline consultant myself, the biggest "problem" with many newbies in the offline consultant arena is they are buying into the false believe that you can get clients...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th June 2009, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 637
Posted By Andy LaPointe
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th June 2009, 09:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By Andy LaPointe
Re: Any tips on press release software?

Sorry for the confusion. Yes, I would be interested in creating/buying a press release submission site.

Any thoughts on the best way to do this?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th June 2009, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By Andy LaPointe
Re: Any tips on press release software?

Paid membership options? For example, my Acme Article site is built using the Article Friendly software. It is a very good program for article directory. Is there an off-the-shelf program like that? ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th June 2009, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By Andy LaPointe
Any tips on press release software?

I'm looking into starting (or buying) a press release service website. Any tips on what software is being used by press release sites?

Thanks,

Andy
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th June 2009, 05:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,083
Posted By Andy LaPointe
Re: What's Your Experience Promoting Physical Products?

I have been marketing physical products for the last nine years online. I find it much easier to market and sell physical products online because most people understand what a physical product is.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th June 2009, 09:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,237
Posted By Andy LaPointe
Re: Whats the Quickest way to distribute a free Viral PDF ebook ??

Great idea on the torrent pages...

Thanks for the idea and the success story
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th June 2009, 06:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 717
Posted By Andy LaPointe
Re: Need some Warrior Wisdom on a damaged returned item...

The return of the product is something that is the cost of doing business. The best thing to do about this is issue the refund with a smile. In addition, you may want to remind the customer of the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th June 2009, 12:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 721
Posted By Andy LaPointe
Re: Don't forget to do this when talking with a Small Business Owner

Holy Crap!!!!

I feel like I have been taken out the wood shed, beaten and attacked
for a single word. :eek:

ExRat, take a chill pill



Hey Einstein...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th June 2009, 09:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,007
Posted By Andy LaPointe
Re: My 10k a month - ebook review

I would be interested in reviewing your book

Thanks,

Andy
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th June 2009, 09:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 721
Posted By Andy LaPointe
Re: Don't forget to do this when talking with a Small Business Owner

Testimonials in a plastic page will close a ton of business...

One thing I started doing is having oversized postcards printed up at VistaPrint with an overview of my business on one side and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th June 2009, 09:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 721
Posted By Andy LaPointe
Re: Don't forget to do this when talking with a Small Business Owner

Zeus66,

You're right on - Storytelling = trust

The skill of story telling is something that needs to be developed and practiced. It has be a part every presentation.

Thanks,

Andy
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th June 2009, 08:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 721
Posted By Andy LaPointe
Re: A Great Way to Land SBO's

Yeah, SBO means small business owner
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th June 2009, 08:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 721
Posted By Andy LaPointe
Don't forget to do this when talking with a Small Business Owner

Hey fellow warriors, here is a great way to land more SBO clients…

Believe it or not, people don’t always buy the lowest price or the highest quality product, but they will always buy the best...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th June 2009, 10:03 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,433
Posted By Andy LaPointe
Re: What was Internet Marketing Like in the 90's?

Organic SEO was great. I was selling a retirement planning book and I didn't even have my own domain. I was using a Geocities domain and the url looked something like...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th June 2009, 03:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,333
Posted By Andy LaPointe
Re: How would you market a local plumber online?

Hey Jan,

One way to really get some buzz around the local area for this niche is to write a quick report entitled:

"What not Flush" It would be how to report of what not to flush down the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th June 2009, 06:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 739
Posted By Andy LaPointe
Re: I need honest e-book review

Maco,

I would be interested in providing a review. Please PM with the PDF download.

Thanks,
Andy
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th June 2009, 08:43 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,511
Posted By Andy LaPointe
Re: I got a little tip for the noobies thinking about doing offline.

As an offline business owner, this post is right on target. It's all about the relationship and not the pitch. Small business owners have a family envirnoment at work and they want to keep it that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th June 2009, 08:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 941
Posted By Andy LaPointe
Re: New Internet Marketing Magazine!

I'd go with a pdf. Simple, straight to the point without the wait.

I like the monthly hardcopy. I look to sit down during the weekend a read. It's nice not to be in front of the screen and be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th June 2009, 08:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,624
Posted By Andy LaPointe
Re: How to Market to Offline Business Owners

You are sitting on a goal mine IMO :-)

Offer your services to IM working in the offline market to create this same information for offline business owners.

Thanks,

Andy
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th June 2009, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By Andy LaPointe
Re: Neuro-Lingistic Programming - What do you think?

I think NLP is the best way to build relationships, especially the sensory modalities and matching and mirroring.



It works great offline, but do you also use it online, too?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th June 2009, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By Andy LaPointe
Neuro-Lingistic Programming - What do you think?

I'm wondering how many internet marketers use Neuro-Lingistic Programming and how do you use NLP it?

Thanks,

Andy
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th June 2009, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 688
Posted By Andy LaPointe
Re: Great examples of videos to shoot for your offline clients

As an offline business owner, videos are a great sales tool to have. In fact, we have what is called a trade show video running in our store at all times. This a 3 minute loops that we shot and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th June 2009, 06:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 684
Posted By Andy LaPointe
Re: In the midst of writing an ebook

Two of the best secrets I learned to write an eBook is:

#1: Create a mindmap with all of your topics. An keep this insight as you write.

#2: As a normal processing of writing, at least for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th June 2009, 06:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,299
Posted By Andy LaPointe
Re: offline business questions...

Your message is so true,

Your success greatly depends on your ability to help another human being succeed. The only way to succeed in offline consulting is to meet them.

But the secret to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd June 2009, 06:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,624
Posted By Andy LaPointe
Re: How to Market to Offline Business Owners

Hey Waterways2K8

It sounds like you are in an excellent position to market into the online marketplace. With the direct mail business you already has, you should be offering your direct marketing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd June 2009, 12:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,624
Posted By Andy LaPointe
Re: How to Market to Offline Business Owners

Darrel,

Thanks, I hope this provides some insight into the mind of SBO's

Thanks,

Andy
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd June 2009, 12:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,624
Posted By Andy LaPointe
Re: How to Market to Offline Business Owners

Hi John,

The only way to work with a SBO is to really take a step back and look that what they need to grow their business. Not from the point of view as a product or service, but as a partner. ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st May 2009, 01:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,624
Posted By Andy LaPointe
Re: How to Market to Offline Business Owners

Most people overlook the intimate surrounds of many small businesses. Sometimes people forget the staff of a SB is usually family. If you mistreat the staff you may be mistreating family. A big No-No.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th May 2009, 11:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,624
Posted By Andy LaPointe
Re: How to Market to Offline Business Owners

Morning meetings or afternoon meetings - 6 of 1 or 1/2 dozen of another. I think it's more a personal choice. :)

Afternoon meetings are also good, but I have found that many SBO's including...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th May 2009, 03:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,624
Posted By Andy LaPointe
Re: How to Market to Offline Business Owners

Josh,

You are right on the money. The two most pleasurable activities are #1 eating and #2 (well I won't write it here, but you probably know :))

In my old job, I used to take my clients out to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th May 2009, 09:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,375
Posted By Andy LaPointe
Re: Boy, is this place overwhelming for a mere beginner

Don't worry...

All of us were newbie's at one time, simply know what you want.

The best way to overcome this is to select a niche/strategy and stick with it. The main recommendation I offer...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th May 2009, 09:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,624
Posted By Andy LaPointe
Re: Tips on How to Market to Offline Business Owners

Josh,
Great insight,
Here are few additional points…

The potential age factor was brought up by John2Doe – In fact, it was one of my additional points…

- During the presentation, keep in mind...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th May 2009, 08:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,624
Posted By Andy LaPointe
Re: Tips on How to Market to Offline Business Owners

Kosmo101,

Many of the initial tips are obvious but often overlooked.



It is the small things that make or break a sale.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th May 2009, 03:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,197
Posted By Andy LaPointe
Re: Pre-made "Turnkey" websites

I have purchases turn-key sites in the past and here is what has worked for me:

- Upload the turnkey sites on parked domains that are earning no or low adsense revenue. This has worked best for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th May 2009, 11:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,624
Posted By Andy LaPointe
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th May 2009, 05:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,220
Posted By Andy LaPointe
Re: How NOT To Run A WSO...

Sometime you miss the forest for seeing the trees.

Customer service should always be top priority both online and offline.

Thanks,

Andy
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th May 2009, 05:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,624
Posted By Andy LaPointe
How to Market to Offline Business Owners

I changed this title to better reflect the post. The original post is below:


I hope this helps when talking to small business owners...

As an offline business owner I get a lot of sales...
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