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Forum: Social Media 30th September 2019, 02:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By Delta223
Networking online as a freelancer?

Do you guys have any tips on networking online with other freelancers in your niche (web development / wordpress for me)? Referrals from overflow work can be a great source of jobs but I live in...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th September 2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 66
Posted By Delta223
Mailers that can use custom fonts on the envelope

Does anyone know a physical mail printer and mailer that can use custom fonts on the envelope (for both addresses)? That would be a nice touch for a marketing campaign I'm planning on running. Would...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st September 2019, 05:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By Delta223
Lumpy mail on wierd holidays?

As a freelance web developer I have a small list of clients, a few who I have mailing addresses for (I've started asking for that on my contract even though I work online). I have a goal to stay top...
Forum: Programming 1st June 2019, 05:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 57
Posted By Delta223
What would you email a list of programming clients to drum up buiness?

Say you put every client or prospect who didn't accept, into an email list and you have a good 50 to 200 of them. Is this still a list that responds to the usual tactics, or would you take a...
Forum: Programming 30th October 2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By Delta223
Tips for standing out during a job search

I want to get a remote programming job as a junior. I know it's not typically adviced but I believe I can do it. Of course getting the job will require more than that.

Do you guys have any tips...
Forum: Social Media 8th October 2018, 06:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 141
Posted By Delta223
What are the best social media platforms if I'm building a list about an online marketing subniche?

My current plan is to use Youtube as my content base for all video stuff. Text and image content will also go on my blog.

I have signed up to a bunch of relevant Facebook groups as step #2.

I'm...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd October 2018, 04:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By Delta223
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st September 2018, 02:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By Delta223
How to manage offline referral fees?

Say you pass a client to someone who can help them with SEO, Social Media, or anything else you don't do in house. If you wanted to collect a flat $100 or 10% ongoing, how would you set this up? I...
Forum: Email Marketing 15th September 2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 29
Posted By Delta223
How good or bad is cpanel email deliverability?

I have an email account setup for manual emailing (not to a list) from Horde. It was created through cpanel. Are these known for poor deliverability or are they ok?
Forum: Growth Hacking 15th September 2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 31
Posted By Delta223
Delegating back end services vs referring for a commission?

I think I'd rather stick to marketing for new web design/hosting clients, than handing the upsells (seo, facebook marketing etc). Delegating to a freelancer would keep the client in house but...
Forum: Growth Hacking 11th September 2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 135
Posted By Delta223
Is there a growth hacker way to post ads on twitter?

I saw it mentioned elsewhere that facebook buy/sell groups are a decent place to advertise. Trying now and I notice I'm not the only business in there.

How about Twitter? I hardly ever see ads...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th September 2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By Delta223
Re: Does selling websites for $300 convert less than, say $150 to $200?

I'm showing them a mockup with a tighter sales structure: Headline and subhead, CTAs on the first screen, a "what makes us different" section fairly high up, a mini portfolio and testimonials, staff...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th September 2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By Delta223
Re: Does selling websites for $300 convert less than, say $150 to $200?

It'll cost me about $150 to have the website made. My telemarketers are netting about 2 mockup requests per day (from another thread) each. It looks like on small numbers 1 in 10 are buying. 10...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th September 2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By Delta223
Re: Does selling websites for $300 convert less than, say $150 to $200?

I mean custom made websites.

Have been running a campaign unprofitably at $300 for a site. I will take the advice to raise the price and test prices from $500 to $800 now. I've personally found...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th September 2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By Delta223
Does selling websites for $300 convert less than, say $150 to $200?

I won't be doing the labor so conversions are my main focus. I want to collect hosting fees and maybe a percent of backend sales for SEO / PPC which I will also delegate. Thanks for any tips.
Forum: Website Design 25th August 2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 788
Posted By Delta223
Is cold calling still a good way to get web design clients?

I am in the process of hiring 2 Filipino telemarketers to see if they can bring me new design clients for a website and hosting package. Plan is to price it low to make the sale a bit easier for the...
Forum: Growth Hacking 25th August 2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 133
Posted By Delta223
Payment processor that can bill $350 initially, $20 per month thereafter?

I thought this would be doable with all big payment processors, but Stripe said they can't do this in a single transaction. Are there any other options that can bill in the $400 range initially and...
Forum: Website Design 23rd August 2018, 03:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 377
Posted By Delta223
What is the best local page builder?

I want something that can stamp out local sites with a good conversion format. I have a copy of Thrive and am looking into that. Any others that are good for this type of use?
Forum: Programming 22nd August 2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 108
Posted By Delta223
How would you approach website to generate clients?

Curious how you guys would go about cold approaching websites for work. My idea is this:

I'm trying to specialize in shopify development, so I was thinking of cold emailing stores and offering to...
Forum: Programming 18th August 2018, 03:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 362
Posted By Delta223
Does programming knowledge help at all in e-commerce?

I'm a junior level React developer (can do most things but am slow) and am interested in possibly doing e-commerce one day for myself. Most marketing tools are available as plugins these days so I...
Forum: Programming 3rd July 2018, 01:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 123
Posted By Delta223
What is the proper way to specialize / niche as a programmer?

Does it make sense to try to position oneself as the "law firm programmer" or "the general contractor systems developer" ? Or is this a bad segmentation?

I am mulling over what exactly would be...
Forum: Social Media 9th June 2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 54
Posted By Delta223
Is mechanical turk useful for marketing?

I have a paid software product and also some free tools I'd like to get more exposure on by answering questions in my niche. I want to use mturk to have people respond on twitter and other social...
Forum: Programming 17th May 2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 638
Posted By Delta223
"Hey I hacked you, want me to fix it?"

Ok, the title is on the blunt side. But if you soften it up a bit, is this a viable way to get clients for IT/web security work? This is a field I'm quite interested in, only thing is all work I do...
Forum: Growth Hacking 6th May 2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 501
Posted By Delta223
Deals with bloggers / influencers: flat sponsorship vs percentage

For paid product promotion (in my case a B2B SaaS) what have you guys found to be a better fee structure? I'd expect sponoring to be higher risk, percentage deals to cost more if successful.

Are...
Forum: Growth Hacking 11th April 2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 178
Posted By Delta223
Where would you hire a project manager from?

Recently I did an analysis of where it would be best to put some extra funds I have away for investment. Between the financial markets, real estate, and a few other options, the obvious choice was...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th March 2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By Delta223
Voicemail drop recommendations

Using SlyBroadcast I'm getting only 16% of my voicemails through. Not sure where the problems lie between the landline/mobile scrub, SB's capabilities or something else. Have you guys had better luck...
Forum: Programming 11th March 2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By Delta223
Re: Value of programming for IMers?

Makes sense, and part of the reason I think I enjoy Python is because it focuses on back end programming challenges.

I'll have to refocus my mindset on which companies to target and what to offer...
Forum: Programming 9th March 2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 299
Posted By Delta223
Would you rather learn PHP or Javascript for attracting clients?

The word elsewhere is that PHP has a lot of Wordpress related work especially in the low paying/small businses segment, and Javascript is the hot new thing in startup circles. I'm not sure how the...
Forum: Programming 5th March 2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By Delta223
Value of programming for IMers?

Hi, I'm learning Python and find it to be quite enjoyable so far (although certainly difficult at times). But I'm also wondering what the value of it is for us in the age of autoresponder services...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 6th February 2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 75
Posted By Delta223
Facebook Leads for a Local Client aren't Attending

Hi,

My current student generation process for a martial art school client is this:

1) Offer a free self defense class for children and adults

2) Grab the details on Facebook via FB lead ad...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th February 2018, 12:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 194
Posted By Delta223
How would you expand a lead gen agency that only does PPC currently?

I'm getting clients finally in a very specific niche and super enthused that I finally have something that scales. Obviously I could expand by getting more. I have also thought about opening up a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st January 2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 98
Posted By Delta223
Auto-billing clients in advance for digital leads?

About 5 years ago my small painting company was auto-billed for 5 leads in advance every time I had exhausted my current allotment. The leads originated from google adwords and were sent to more than...
Forum: Email Marketing 8th December 2017, 08:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 152
Posted By Delta223
Getresponse vs Activecampaign

Hey guys,

I see both have marketing automation now. Which service gets your vote?
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th December 2017, 05:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By Delta223
RE: Webinars for local?

Marcia, I think building enough interest for someone to take a call for further discussion about retirement planning or some other subject would be sufficient as a lead. I know financial planners and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th December 2017, 06:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By Delta223
Offering work at cost in exchange for warm introductions?

I'm using Linkedin to get people on board for PPC for free in exchange for a testimonial. I think a good next step would be to try to get warm introductions from these people in exchange for lower...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th December 2017, 09:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By Delta223
RE: Webinars for local?

@Dennis, the high net worth standard can be a fair bit lower than that. For example a new specialist physician can be high net worth, or in the building phase. Same for a top salesman.

Just...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th December 2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By Delta223
Webinars for local?

I'm thinking of putting together a webinar for upper (and upper middle) income individuals on something like estate or retirement planning fundamentals. The goal is to get a signup to meet with a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd November 2017, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By Delta223
RE: $500 product + $5 a month for email support: Will it suppress conversions?

I didn't expect the consensus that $5 a month for support was a devaluer but I realize this was poor communication on my part. By support I mean extended support, like the lowest level of a group...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd November 2017, 07:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By Delta223
$500 product + $5 a month for email support: Will it suppress conversions?

Anyone know if those little micro charges harm conversions on a mid ticket purchase?

Someone will ask "why not $30 a month" or something more proportionate. I prefer income stability for rebills....
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th November 2017, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By Delta223
How do I find people willing to take the risk on me for free PPC management?

I got 4 people on board by cold messaging contacts on linkedin (I didn't know them personally). 3 treated it as low priority and have gone email silent. The 4th is starting to turn sour.

Someone...
Forum: Email Marketing 12th November 2017, 01:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 571
Posted By Delta223
RE: Best way to clean an email list?

I have 2 lists, 1 with about 1,000 names, the other is still being build but about 2,000 when finished
Forum: Email Marketing 11th November 2017, 07:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 571
Posted By Delta223
Best way to clean an email list?

Hi, do those email verifier programs do a decent job of removing bad emails? If not, anyone know a better option for cleaning a list and preventing mass bounces?
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th October 2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 160
Posted By Delta223
Getting people on board for free... now how to get a fee?

Hi,

I'm having success getting financial services professionals to take me on for a free lead generation funnel buildout. My numbers are roughly:

For 100 messages sent out
13 responses
10...
Forum: Social Media 1st October 2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 50
Posted By Delta223
Are Video View Audiences decent quality?

I saw an article where the author wrote that he creates custom audiences for retargeting using facebook video views (75% of video watched if 1-2 minutes long, 50% for 2-5 minutes in length).
...
Forum: Social Media 29th September 2017, 05:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 243
Posted By Delta223
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 28th September 2017, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 90
Posted By Delta223
Tips for maximizing the effectiveness of a retargetting campaign?

Would it be smart to try to tell a story using a sequence of ads, or is that getting too clever?

My goal is to attract B2B clients in a certain industry by the way.
Forum: Social Media 28th September 2017, 06:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 243
Posted By Delta223
Is Linkedin the only place to advertise B2B marketing or should I focus on others too?

Hey guys,

I'm targeting financial advisors for marketing services and wanted to ask if I should stick to Linkedin (mainly its relevant groups) or also focus on Youtube video marketing and Facebook...
Forum: Growth Hacking 27th September 2017, 12:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By Delta223
Where on the internet can I market myself to my niche (financial advisors)?

Financial advisors are my niche but so far I only have 2 outlets to get in front of them: Linkedin and Facebook Groups.

I found a couple low traffic forums but don't see much potential there.
...
Forum: Email Marketing 15th September 2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 73
Posted By Delta223
Where to get that optin with a down arrow?

I've seen an option splash screen with a down arrow that can be clicked or manually scrolled which seems to have a really nice user experience. Anyone know where to get the code for that? I searched...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th September 2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By Delta223
Does charging a consult fee help close the services you recommend?

Dan Kennedy says that charging a consult fee is a far better technique than simply sending offers and hoping you'll get work. He said this in the context of copywriting and in the pursuit of bigger...
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th September 2017, 06:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 265
Posted By Delta223
RE: Charge for a book or make it free?

I think saying I'm stuck in guru mode is a false frame. This is a discussion forum. It makes sense to parse, examine, and discuss what the gurus say. These programs are not short so I wouldn't say...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th September 2017, 04:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 265
Posted By Delta223
Charge for a book or make it free?

Dan Kennedy says if you want to be seen as an expert, your book is the best foundation to start with.

Do you guys think it's better to charge a nominal amount, or make it free? I see charging as...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th September 2017, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 834
Posted By Delta223
What types of offers can fit inside a sales funnel for a local business?

With online sales funnels I see the potential for courses, memberships, and maybe high margin physical products. On the other hand for a local business I'm not sure what to include in their sales...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th September 2017, 11:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 859
Posted By Delta223
RE: Where do small businesses advertise online other than Google, Bing, Facebook?

A list that's paying to advertise has higher motivaiton than general listings (the "starving crowd"). I'm curious why you say it's hard?
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th September 2017, 06:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 859
Posted By Delta223
RE: Where do small businesses advertise online other than Google, Bing, Facebook?

Great list! My target niche is financial planners. They also call themselves financial advisors, wealth managers, estate planners and other similiar terms
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th September 2017, 05:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 859
Posted By Delta223
Where do small businesses advertise online other than Google, Bing, Facebook?

I want to put together a list of leads that is paying to advertise online. My list so far is:

1) Google
2) Bing
3) Yelp

Facebook is not on the list because I don't know how to find local...
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