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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th August 2011, 02:58 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,921
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Kindle Strikes Again! Read this if you are planning to start your kindle business

Amazon brought on the problem through their own actions. In the early days of Kindle, they desperately needed content, so they could sell Kindles. Originally, they couldn't get authors to put up...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th July 2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,444
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: How do online shops work?

Online shops come in a wide variety, and the way they work can be of several generic types:

Direct Sales (You make the sale from your site, sales page, or online auction like eBay)

Generally,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th July 2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,180
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: How to market a Kindle eBook WITHIN Amazon?

Generally, you do have some basic SEO you can do with your kindle titles.

Just like any other search engine, there are places you should be promoting your stuff.

Titles should be keyword rich...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd July 2011, 02:59 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,621
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: More People Being Priced Out Of Internet Marketing?

I think there are a lot of misconceptions about the costs of doing business with Internet Marketing. Yes, you can spend a LOT of money if you get involved with paid traffic before you understand the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th July 2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 808
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Frustrated...clickbank

When feeding from several sources, like forum vs organic, I've used a number of techniques. One that comes to mind that takes a bit to set up, but can be quite helpful, is to essentially clone your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th July 2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,273
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Does My Fake Screenshot Look Convincing?

Maybe it is a little of all the above.

However, in his defense, I can see how he could be lead to the conclusion that it is OK to fake a screenshot. Honest to god, just how many do you actually...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th July 2011, 05:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 951
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Why do gurus use different websites for each product?

Just because they are using different domain names, doesn't mean they aren't on the same server...

I routinely have several domains on a single server, partly for convenience, partly because I'm...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th July 2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,060
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Kindle Publishing - Profitable?

Kindle is a different platform, and there are some things that make it hard for people to get a handle on.

First, kindle doesn't relate well to pages, nor to an index that has page numbers. ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th July 2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,225
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: When should I upgrade to Amazon S3 or dedicated server?

I'd also vote for using Amazon S3. It is a great solution for things that you keep public. However, once you start using Amazon S3 to host your product files, you want to make sure you are using it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th July 2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,844
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Warning Explicit: Wow, It’s been a long time since I posted something here…

Sort of nice to have someone actually come out and say it. Often, the problem with trying to make money from someone else's system is that the system they are selling isn't where they are actually...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th July 2011, 02:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Quick question!

From your second post, it sounds like you may be looking for something like an internship. Another way to go might be to work as a virtual assistant.

Finding a mentor that can recognize your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th July 2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,129
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Amazon Solution for California Residents?

Agree, "fake residence" will soon be a problem for many folks. Residence in most places requires address, drivers license, showing public utilities bills (power, water, sewer as they apply), vehicle...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th June 2011, 11:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 762
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Need Help to Copy Image Text!

Having used OCR in the past, it is always difficult without really clear copy. Even with advances in recent years, I'd expect you may get a better result (and a lot less frustrating) if you just got...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th June 2011, 12:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 942
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Blog commenting question

No they don't HAVE to, but it really makes more sense in most cases. If you are making posts on a blog that is relevant to your page, then you know the folks are at least interested in the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th June 2011, 11:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,308
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: FaceBook Is Dying, Or Still A Viable Opportunity For Internet Marketing?

Some of the best advertising you can get is, word of mouth, and that is essentially social in nature.

Social platforms like Facebook are likely to be around for some time to come, though the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th June 2011, 10:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,632
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: How does an Internet entrepreneur report his income to the IRS? Does he even have to?

First, I am not a tax accountant or lawyer, and cannot advise you in eather arena, but generally, there are some rules that do apply to you. Second, I'm assuming you are in the U.S.

First thing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th June 2011, 01:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 695
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Do you need a license for an internet business?

Based solely on the information from my tax guy, I can deduct any expenses I incur during the tax year, so long as I can show they were business expenses (at least that was the answer when I asked...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th May 2011, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: sound varying in quality

It may not be really apparent, but one of the things that makes a huge difference in sound quality of a recording is the distance from the microphone and the aim of the mike. Most mikes have a...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 9th May 2011, 11:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,922
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Need opinions or experience for iframes.us

I haven't used them, but in reading through the site, I'm not impressed. Not much focus on whether traffic is focused or not, though you can choose the target country. I did notice that they...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 8th May 2011, 01:37 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 13,793
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Easy Click Commissions

-- RED ALERT -- RED ALERT --

During the sales process, anything that requires a phone number to purchase is automatically BOGUS in my book. I don't give these folks my number for anything. I'm...
Forum: Mind Warriors 15th April 2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,403
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Anyone willing to teach me?

Sounds like what you really need is a Job...

There aren't many online opportunities that fit into your requirements.

However, I hear McDonalds is hiring.
Forum: Mind Warriors 10th April 2011, 11:56 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 10,882
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: The Single Quote That Changed Your Life Forever

"Today is the first day of the rest of your life."

and

"There but for the grace of God, go I."
Forum: Mind Warriors 10th April 2011, 11:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 790
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Does Anyone Brainstorm Anymore?

Brainstorming need not be as structured as most people assume. What I mean is that in the typical brainstorming session several people sit around a table and throw ideas around with the intent of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th April 2011, 01:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 724
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Name the BIGGEST MISTAKE Entrepreneurs make when OUTSOURCING?

Having been on both sides of the fence, so to speak, there are a few things that come to mind. Some may parallel what you have already stated, but with more detail.

One is getting the correct fit...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th April 2011, 06:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,916
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Kindle PLR rant

Hey, if you want to get much closer to home, the same thing seems to be happening here on the WSO forum with increasing regularity. Most, recently I've seen the same PLR product for sale as a wso...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th April 2011, 10:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,384
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: How to get more than 5,000 views for an article in little over a month

What I HATE the most about EZA is if you have a problem with a single article, instead of putting that article on hold and processing the rest in your queue, they put the whole account on hold. The...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th April 2011, 10:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 647
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Where can i get high quality people to Beta Test me site?

I went to the link in your sig.

This site isn't ready for a beta, all of the items below should have already been caught by your web designer. This looks like a mock up to show a customer the...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 27th March 2011, 10:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 546
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: My hande are shaking - this stinks!

Man or woman, it is imporant to hire properly.

Having gone this path in the past trying to save some money (and personal pain) I can tell you it is very tempting to swing by the local 'pickup...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 27th March 2011, 10:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Can Audio wires/Power supply wires cause my Hardrive to Freeze? (if nearby- Magnetic fields?)

Very unlikely to be from magnetic fields. I have seen computers working just fine in some prety nasty electromagnetic fields without significant problems. It really takes a strong field to directly...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th March 2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 716
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Sales tax for the internet marketer

Today, for most sales, you only need to collect sales tax in the state/county/city or other taxing authority you live in. However, there is legislation that is changing that.

Generally, in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th February 2011, 02:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,275
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Can you sue your hosting company?

This isn't as much to respond to the original question as to hopefully add to the education of others that read this thread.

Shared hosting is essentially a shell game. Having been on both sides...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th February 2011, 12:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 459
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: 1st wordpress articles

You can choose to do what you want with your own blog... What you are currently used to is the format of ezinearticles, which puts some sort of content or tease in the body, and sells your blog or...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th January 2011, 03:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 957
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Why do people spend so much money on IM products?

There are so many things just plain wrong with the whole IM system I don't know where to start. Perhaps a different thread would be better, but...

Newbies spend tons of money chasing the dream...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th January 2011, 02:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,020
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: WSO Truth Sirum - Yes!.... I Am Talking To You! Stop Failure Instantly!

Step 3: you get more attention if you spell it correctly. Sorry, but I just can't let the typo pass without comment. (more comments below if you're still with me).

If you meant what I think,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th January 2011, 02:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,585
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: How much $ to have a website made?

Wow, what a night. This is my third try to post to this thread... I really hope this one "takes" because I'm getting weary of re-typing essentially the same response. It feels like I'm manually...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd January 2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 705
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: I don't Care About My Internet Business< Is this your Message?

Thanks for the rant. It is refreshing to find people that have much the same concerns as I.

I went through the process of signing up for a LOT of lists.

Why?

Because I had the...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd January 2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,264
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: If You Die Or Get Sick What Happens To Your IM Empire?

While I have anything but an empire at this point, there are already a number of things in place that would help my wife if something happened to me.

First, it is important to understand I am an...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd January 2011, 02:05 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,943
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Take Responsibility for Your Purchases

I agree it's pretty slimy to ask for a refund in the case of PLR, unless it just didn't meet the claims (I once bought a package that claimed 500 ebooks, and the "ebooks" turned out to be articles,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st January 2011, 02:15 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 17,357
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Open letter: Don't you feel ashamed of yourself?

Well, perhaps the problem is that with much of the blind copy, it isn't honest.

I haven't bought very many things from blind copy, and perhaps I chose unwisely, but every product I purchased...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th January 2011, 12:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 759
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Dude! What's your pitch???

Two minutes? Elevators I've been in provide rides way shorter than that.

Back in the 80's in "Toastmasters" there were two pitches you needed: the elevator pitch at 30 seconds, and the full boat...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th January 2011, 02:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 473
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: How much time do you spent in forum? What you do there? Is it worth it?

I come and go. Forums like this one can be incredible sources of information, but at the same time, if you don't watch it, they can be huge time sinks.

For myself, I am a teacher at heart, and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th January 2011, 11:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,037
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Those of you with service businesses how do you keep track of your projects?

As much as it sounds strange for someone that lives and breathes high-tech, there is just no substitute for old fashioned pen and paper. Being what many would call an "old dude" this shouldn't be a...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 15th January 2011, 11:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,980
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Faking Screen Shots - Stupid Easy Under 30 Seconds!

Unfortunately, a huge number of ads use the screenshot as "proof" the product is good as gold.

Let's think about this for a moment:
Big product launch, new product, never sold before... huge...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 15th January 2011, 03:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,467
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: My Virtual Memory is Low....Crucial?

I can't believe how much misinformation there is about computers. I suppose it's much like Internet Marketing, a lot of people repeating things they don't fully understand.

Your computer has two...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th January 2011, 03:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,398
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: The 2 Biggest IM Mistakes I've Made

I'd take your last line, and add a third:
Waiting too long to get into IM.

Having what appeared to be not enough time like many people in High Tech, I initally scoffed at the whole affiliate...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th January 2011, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: What do you think...is this viable?

I believe it is probably done every day at one level or another. Yes, I feel it is viable, however for my own peace of mind, I don't think I'd do it with a project I couldn't do myself in a pinch.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th January 2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,577
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: what is MINIMUM word count for physical books?

I would expect that to be what is commonly known as "trade paperback" which is about 5 1/3" x 8 1/2". (I've often wondered if it has anything to do with the fact it could fit two pages in a US...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th January 2011, 01:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,314
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: first day on the affiliate job - I got suspended

Unfortunately, many product owners would suggest you do things you shouldn't do. Some of them provide pretty aggressive suggestions, and without experience to help you temper their suggestions, you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th January 2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: How to build trust with your prospects?

Talk to 'em, don't sell to them.
When you send emails, keep them informative, and don't sell with every one.

I have a few newsletters I still subscribe to, and what kept me there was getting...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th November 2010, 02:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 676
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Can you over monitize your website?

You should be concerned about the look and feel of the site. If you have so many ads the casual visitor can't tell what the site is about, it's way over-monetized. A visitor should immediately be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th November 2010, 02:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 949
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: List Building

Your sig indicates you are an internet marketer, yet you're asking about listbuilding... OK, it's like this: There are a lot of ways to make money online, but the most lucrative involves a list. ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd November 2010, 12:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: When searching online for store coupons, do you type "coupon" or "coupons"?

I type both, with different searches. Back when Yahoo and Google were about neck and neck, you could type in coupon with either and they automatically added the s to make it plural (even for words...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd November 2010, 11:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,808
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: So I Started A WEB DESIGN Company

I think it's great you are embarking on your new "adventure" and wish you the best.

In a former lifetime, in a place far far away in time, way before wordpress, I developed and maintained web...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd November 2010, 12:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,069
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Are Hostgator Sites Down?

Whenever I think I have a site down, the first thing I do is a trace route. From a pc, open a command box (Start, Run, enter cmd and press enter). You know, the old fashioned command line in a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st November 2010, 07:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,144
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: Separate Area For Members on Wordpress?

One thing nobody has suggested yet is to use a completely separate installation of WordPress. I've found that installing the second instance of a wordpress blog on most sites (especially Cpanel...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st November 2010, 06:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 540
Posted By rickfrazier1
Re: If you had one wish.......

Silly as it sounds, the thing that would help my online business the most would be winning the lottery. With a lottery win in the bank, I wouldn't need to worry about money because the mortgages...
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