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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th April 2020, 03:26 PM
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Posted By myob
Re: Coronavirus? Not worthy of a mention here???

For the most part, crisis always brings out the best in us, and changes all of us ultimately for the better.

My heart goes out to the families of those who suffered and lost loved ones. For many,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th April 2020, 10:06 AM
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Posted By whateverpedia
Re: Coronavirus? Not worthy of a mention here???

Consider a soccer match. At half time the score is 2-1. What's the full time score going to be? No-one knows.

We're only at half time, perhaps even just quarter time in this "game" and you're...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th April 2020, 09:23 AM
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Posted By Frank Donovan
Re: Coronavirus? Not worthy of a mention here???

You're missing the point. The data we have now is insufficient to draw any conclusions about odds or averages across a whole population. At this stage of the pandemic, quoting odds that are...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th April 2020, 08:55 AM
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Posted By Kay King
Re: Coronavirus? Not worthy of a mention here???

The number increase daily - we have reached the point of 100k new cases per day.



You can try to figure averages or death rates or whatever statistics you want - but when someone near you is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th April 2020, 06:59 AM
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Posted By Frank Donovan
Re: Coronavirus? Not worthy of a mention here???

Talking about averages and odds of dying from COVID-19 at this stage is futile for at least 3 reasons:

1) Odds can only be usefully calculated using sufficient historical data. We won't have that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th March 2020, 05:01 AM
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Posted By kenmichaels
Re: Coronavirus? Not worthy of a mention here???

Four? Yeah man, that's a fun age.

I take my kid everywhere out in nature that I can, as often as I can.


Since you take him for walks... Get a nice sized cardboard box with a real top that he...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd March 2020, 01:52 PM
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Posted By myob
Re: Coronavirus? Not worthy of a mention here???

Home businesses, network marketing, and ecommerce are doing well in this rapidly changing work culture.

For investors, dominant tech companies (home entertainment, video conferencing, virtual...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd March 2020, 10:26 AM
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Posted By Odahh
Re: Coronavirus? Not worthy of a mention here???

i have been in some kind of manufacturing or distribution most of my adult working life ..and 3m probably only has the equipment and the trained staff to double normal production ..the assemply lines...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st March 2020, 07:26 PM
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Posted By savidge4
Re: Coronavirus? Not worthy of a mention here???

But ask why? I leased 5 vehicles for my business early last week. I have already been called by my lease company deferring payments for 120 days. I have 3 properties with "loans" ( they are in the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st March 2020, 06:52 PM
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Posted By myob
Re: Coronavirus? Not worthy of a mention here???

Agreed. However, you seem to be missing the significance of the "45 day" reference. As I said, small businesses have cash to last an average of 45 days, based on business reports I read....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st March 2020, 05:48 AM
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Posted By Kay King
Re: Coronavirus? Not worthy of a mention here???

It's fashionable right now to compare what is happening with 'The Great Depression' - same thing was done by "journalists" (a/k/a talking heads) in 2008-9.

There is a big difference now - the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th March 2020, 11:52 PM
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Posted By Odahh
Re: Coronavirus? Not worthy of a mention here???

over the last ten to fifteen years fracking has turned the US into the largest producer of oil and kept oil prices low .. now many operations shut down this last week because of the price war . but...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th March 2020, 09:50 PM
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Posted By savidge4
Re: Coronavirus? A Gateway To Great Memories!

Have you gotten into Legos yet? You might want to d-load the Lego app on a phone or tablet and start in with the build challenges etc and introduce him to "Social Media". Kids LOVE the Lego App. you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th March 2020, 07:51 PM
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Posted By Kay King
Re: Coronavirus? Not worthy of a mention here???

Sign in Costco - "not accept returns of the following products: toilet paper, lysol, hand sanitizers, paper towels and a couple other things.


Basically for those who rushed to take everything...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th March 2020, 07:00 PM
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Posted By myob
Re: Coronavirus? Not worthy of a mention here???

We are heading into a recession. Small businesses (less than 500 employees) employ almost half of the (US) workforce. They have cash on hand to last an average of 45 days. These are the companies...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th March 2020, 06:49 PM
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Posted By Odahh
Re: Coronavirus? Not worthy of a mention here???

never has most of the world shut down at the same time ..basically turning off most of the world economy ..is different from a crash or recession..i think the shut dow is warrented to slow the spread...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th March 2020, 06:01 PM
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Posted By savidge4
Re: Coronavirus? Not worthy of a mention here???

Lets break this away for a moment.. we ARE NOT in a recession.. we are in a period of time that people OVER REACTED. ALL because some companies came out and said they were going to fall short on...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th March 2020, 03:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,448
Posted By animal44
Re: What Services or Goods can be SOLD during a corona recession?

Garden Centre doing well with online orders. Guess people self isolating are self isolating in the garden and getting all those put off jobs done...

Hotel opening as a luxury self isolating...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th March 2020, 08:11 AM
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Posted By Kay King
Re: Coronavirus? Not worthy of a mention here???

PCalvert posted a link to an article that does a great job of explaining the level of risk of this viral strain - and the spread of it.


I am reposting a deleted link as I found the article...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th March 2020, 08:10 AM
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Posted By GordonJ
This. And thank you.

THIS^^^^^^

A couple of random thoughts...

The toilet paper and cleaning supplies RUN was a knee jerk reaction to the UNKNOWN. And we are still in UNKNOWN territory. It was and is a subconscious...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th March 2020, 05:44 AM
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Posted By Odahh
Re: Coronavirus? Not worthy of a mention here???

Shane.

Read my response .containment is not the point .slowing this down so it doesn't overwhelm the medical systems.while we build the tools to fight this.or produce the stuff we need.

...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th March 2020, 04:46 AM
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Posted By whateverpedia
Re: Coronavirus? Not worthy of a mention here???

To the tune of War Pigs:

People gathered in their masses
Buying paper to wipe their asses
Evil minds of self gratification
Hoarding cleanser and medication
Oh, Lord yeah

(Apologies to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th March 2020, 12:08 PM
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Posted By Frank Donovan
Re: Coronavirus? Not worthy of a mention here???

Just on a technical point.. evolutionary success for any organism depends on adaptability - not strength or aggression. It wouldn't do a virus, for example, any good to replicate so fast that it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th March 2020, 11:37 AM
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Posted By Kay King
Re: Coronavirus? Not worthy of a mention here???

Sometimes I read a 'study' and go 'huh?" "new news" is that perhaps those with type A blood might be more susceptible to the coronavirus...but after reading the results it didn't make sense.

...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th March 2020, 09:19 AM
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Posted By Kay King
Re: Coronavirus? Not worthy of a mention here???

What I've noticed is that even with the strict procedures in place there doesn't seem to be a downturn in cases yet. I don't doubt the 'seclusion/quarantine' policies will work...but how long might...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th March 2020, 08:13 AM
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Posted By DWolfe
Re: Coronavirus? Not worthy of a mention here???

Saw a video the other day said the person was patient #31 in your quote. This weekend someone went to a Hospital in East Orange and gave a fake id. The person tested positive. When the Newark police...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th March 2020, 07:37 AM
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Posted By Kay King
Re: Coronavirus? Not worthy of a mention here???

Every investor in my family is buying into the downturn - it's what investors do. People that might need their money should not be investing to begin with.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th March 2020, 11:14 AM
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Posted By Odahh
Re: Coronavirus? Not worthy of a mention here???

shane .. let me fill in the reason you didn't see anyone sick and probably will not see sick people in public for the next few months ..or maby the next year .

but telling you this is me making...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th March 2020, 08:19 AM
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Posted By Kay King
Re: Coronavirus? Not worthy of a mention here???

As pointed out above - this is a an issue that may affect everyone on this forum no matter who they are or where they live. There is info to debate, there are stories people share - there is humor...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th March 2020, 11:22 AM
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Posted By Kay King
Re: Coronavirus? Not worthy of a mention here???

Try going back to the store very early Monday morning - my son in Atlanta was told by the the Kroger's manager that they are restocking over night only....the goal is to have product available for as...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th March 2020, 09:51 AM
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Posted By Kay King
Re: Coronavirus? Not worthy of a mention here???

Ken - it may have been easier. Kids are exposed to onlin - to media on TV - they interact with many more people in a day than kids did back then. After seeing your post yesterday - I was wondering...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th March 2020, 06:47 AM
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Posted By kenmichaels
Re: Coronavirus? Not worthy of a mention here???

If you cant find the disinfectant/sanitizer supplies you are familiar with,
here is a list of products that will Kill COVID19 from the

American Chemistry Council

Novel Coronavirus...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th March 2020, 01:20 AM
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Posted By whateverpedia
Re: Coronavirus? Not worthy of a mention here???

Closing down FB permanently would clear up 100% of the current issues across the board... just sayin'
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th March 2020, 07:01 PM
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Posted By Kay King
Re: Coronavirus? Not worthy of a mention here???

Saw this on a friend's FB page today:
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th March 2020, 11:33 AM
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Posted By Jeffery
Re: Coronavirus? Not worthy of a mention here???

Q. How do you ensure people will attend your conference?
A. Announce there will be free toilet paper at the end of the conference. :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th March 2020, 09:38 AM
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Posted By Kay King
Re: Coronavirus? Not worthy of a mention here???

Before pasting the link to the latest 'crisis' here - do some research. The virus of the dog is not the same strain but does trigger the test. That story is from 2 weeks ago and has been debunked...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th March 2020, 12:50 AM
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Posted By derekwong28
Re: Coronavirus? Not worthy of a mention here???

The vaccine is only 40 to 60% effective.

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/vaccines-work/vaccineeffect.htm

What happens is that every year, a committee set up by the WHO meets to select the virus strains...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd March 2020, 03:50 PM
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Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: Coronavirus? Not worthy of a mention here???

Soooooo...

So far, a tad over 90,000 have been tested positive for the virus and a tad more than 3,000 have died.

That's over 3% so far, very high for a virus.

The problem is that it can...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th February 2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 911
Posted By Frank Donovan
Re: The Ben Franklin Sales Close.

Great point. The most important decisions are often based on a single reason. As Nassim Taleb (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nassim_Nicholas_Taleb) advises:

“If you have more than one reason to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th February 2020, 12:08 PM
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Views: 911
Posted By Claude Whitacre
The Ben Franklin Sales Close.

In 1982 I bought my first great book on selling. It was How To Master The Art Of Selling by Tom Hopkins. It took me a weekend to read it, and it dramatically improved my selling. Over the decades, I...
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th February 2020, 02:33 PM
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Views: 551
Posted By Kay King
Re: I Feel It Needs To Be Said…

...for a fee?;)


Seems so many things that 'need to be said' should have been common sense in the first place. Now it 'needs to be heard' but I wonder sometimes if that happens.
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th February 2020, 01:17 PM
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Posted By ewenmack
I Feel It Needs To Be Said…

Relying on Facebook or Google
for your income is bad.

Recently Rich Schfren got together with
his internet marketing buddies and held
a 24 hour marathon on supposedly how to fix the problem...
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th February 2020, 05:37 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,104
Posted By IGotMine
Re: HOW TO MAKE $100,000 A YEAR OFF AN ACRE OF LAND (Direct Marketing + Farming)

I've made over $100K in a year off an 8 x 12 ft room and a single 1000 watt HPS lamp. It's known as a hydroponic sea-of green.

It's not a new idea.

You can grow more produce in a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th February 2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,104
Posted By AdmanMrWoo
Re: HOW TO MAKE $100,000 A YEAR OFF AN ACRE OF LAND (Direct Marketing + Farming)

Mr. Bloomberg.. disparaging farming seems to me like a moron. All true wealth, moves from the country side into the cities... We can all get along without Wall Street, Hollywood, and Washington D.C. ...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th February 2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,104
Posted By Kay King
Re: HOW TO MAKE $100,000 A YEAR OFF AN ACRE OF LAND (Direct Marketing + Farming)

I grew up on my grandparents 800 acre farm in Indiana...and the above is spot on. There were many large farms on both sides of my family and the hardest working - and smartest - people I ever knew...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th February 2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,104
Posted By Kay King
Re: HOW TO MAKE $100,000 A YEAR OFF AN ACRE OF LAND (Direct Marketing + Farming)

Second thread about gardening and farming methods (not necessarily interchangeable terms) - are you a gardener....or a farmer? Just curious.

Other money making ideas for those who don't mind...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th February 2020, 05:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,021
Posted By IGotMine
Re: Social media isn’t meant to replace your website

Social media is great but you really have no ultimate control. You have much more control over your own site.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th February 2020, 04:04 AM
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Posted By derekwong28
Re: Coronavirus? Not worthy of a mention here???

I am a virologist who went through the SARS crisis in Hong Kong in 2003. At that time, my laboratory had the largest collection of SARS virus cultures in the world.

Things are much faster moving...
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd February 2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 499
Posted By Claude Whitacre
I Sell A Commodity

I've heard that from lots and lots of salespeople and small business owners.They say it because they think that price is their only advantage.

The thought also protects them from feeling the need...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12th February 2020, 07:07 PM
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Views: 71
Posted By Kay King
atmospheric sampler platter?

This afternoon I left home to pick up food from a carryout we like that's about 25-30 minutes from the house. Driving through 2 small towns to the third - picking up the food and driving home....
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th February 2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,065
Posted By kenmichaels
Re: Does cold calling still work?

I don't know how you fix this issue but I do know the effort and time it takes to acquire those skills...because I have them too.

Putting a value on your work without having some sort of tried and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th February 2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,065
Posted By kenmichaels
Re: Does cold calling still work?

You're selling a product/service that requires ongoing education.
Those are always the toughest nuts to crack when approaching things traditionally.
By tough I mean, expensive and time-consuming....
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th February 2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,065
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: Does cold calling still work?

I spoke several times to groups of advertising reps. And I'd tell them that the single most important skill they could learn is copywriting, to make their client's ads actually pay.

I would tell...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th February 2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,065
Posted By Dave Earley
Re: Does cold calling still work?

I understand this completely, and it is an excellent point. I have heard a couple different variations of this, and I'll provide a bit more information on my background.

I have a background in...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th February 2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,065
Posted By savidge4
Re: Does cold calling still work?

I find this to be interesting... The things I sell - in order to grow my business are products / service that will inevitably grow the companies business I am contacting. So in that ever slight way...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th January 2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 821
Posted By Kay King
Re: Marketing, finding clients......ASSISTANCE PLEASE!!! Thank you

Not a logical comment to me. No one owes you an answer to an unsolicited email or FB ad or forum comment. If someone sees your paid ad or your forum comment or direct messages....where are they...
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