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Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 9th October 2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 248
Posted By dvduval
Re: Beating the New US Tariffs - An Opportunity

There might also be a great opportunity to make arrangements with Chinese sellers during a down market. The political climate could change in the US, and have the tariffs removed. In many cases,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th April 2016, 12:09 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 7,433
Posted By dvduval
Re: Burn the Ships & Take the Island...Or...Get a Job?

I certainly didn't go "all in" like you describe. I took some risks from time to time, but my strategy involved going "all in" on learning the skills that would carry me forward in the future, not...
Forum: Website Design 29th February 2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By dvduval
Re: To use a home server or not?

Security is the main reason I have been hesitant. I think it is unlikely I could defend against an attack as well as the pros who do it every day. I have thought about using a home connection as a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th February 2016, 12:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,252
Posted By dvduval
Re: Warriors, your top 3 favourite PAID traffic spurces?

Facebook, Google, Banner Ads bought directly from the site owner
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th February 2016, 12:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 858
Posted By dvduval
Re: Got Scammed, Now What?

I think if you are dealing with someone you don't know all that well, you need to get paid in advance, or set a very short goal (ex. $50) so that if they screw you, it is only a small loss. Even for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th February 2016, 09:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,523
Posted By dvduval
Re: Build a business, or be happy?

I go through different phases. I have periods of intense work. Definitely I outsource some, and that gives me for freedom. Sometimes I get buried in customers, and have so much work that I have to...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11th February 2016, 01:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 599
Posted By dvduval
Re: WOW! Who would have thought......

Also note that fossil fuels are getting dirtier and dirtier. We have already extracted the good stuff, and now more and more we have to use things like tar sands which are among the worst of all....
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 11th February 2016, 12:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By dvduval
Re: Best way to ship products from China?

If you are lucky you can find someone who is already doing shipping (in bulk) and you can get your stuff added to their container. You kind of have to know someone, but that can be the cheaper way....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th January 2016, 02:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,150
Posted By dvduval
Re: What's the problem with blogging?

For me, I think I need to see a clear long-term plan that will be worthwhile. I have some ideas for a blog I would like to do but it would need to be worthwhile in the sense that it performs equally...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th January 2016, 02:36 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,464
Posted By dvduval
Re: I'm not a newbie but i need help :/

There are so many sites online where you can educate yourself, from coding to design to learning other languages to building your knowledge. You need to be spending your free time more effectively...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th January 2016, 02:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 901
Posted By dvduval
Re: How to survive when You lost only source of income?

Open very early in my adult life I always had more than one way to make money. I don't know you are specific situation but when you spend enough time building your skills in different areas those...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th January 2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 626
Posted By dvduval
Re: Hiring a Virtual Assistance?

And interview them on video skype. You'll get a better feeling for who you are dealing with and their skill level. Talk to a few people. It can be fun learning about their life and culture too.
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 26th January 2016, 12:09 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,143
Posted By dvduval
Re: Hostgator Horrible - What is recommended ?

If you are hostedg by Hostgator and hate them, I would make the assumption you do NOT want to get hosting from Bluehost because they are owned by the same company (EIG). Here is a list of companies...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th January 2016, 05:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,161
Posted By dvduval
Re: Just made $100/day. Should I move out of my mom's basement?

Sometimes you decide what you want for your life, and then you simply make it work. Moving out of your mom's basement could be the thing that motivates you too. There have been times in my life where...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 30th December 2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 528
Posted By dvduval
Re: The U.S. Underground Economy...

The underground economy is one of the reasons cash will never go away despite people predicting otherwise.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 30th December 2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 6,662
Posted By dvduval
Re: States with higher minimum wage laws show faster job growth rates

Part of the issue here is there is a huge amount of wealth being held on the sidelines rather than invested in the economy. Big corporations get huge tax breaks and then give huge bonuses to their...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th December 2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 734
Posted By dvduval
Re: How can I use a digital assistant? What can they do for me?

I would recommend finding a specific task that you would train someone to do that you feel would be easy enough they can learn quickly and be beneficial to you. Despite the other recommendation above...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th September 2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By dvduval
Re: Local directory sites

It looks to be a pretty good thing to me. I've been in the directory industry for over 10 years. I could imagine something like this doing well in a small area so long as you had a methods to market...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th August 2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 643
Posted By dvduval
Re: Good Idea for a Web Site

Just keep in mind you need to be a good editor because apps can be re-released and become invasive. That said, a well curated directory can be so helpful to users!
Forum: Mind Warriors 10th July 2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,979
Posted By dvduval
Re: How to work 100 hours a week!

I don't think I have ever hit 100 hours but regularly I work 50 or more hours. That said, I might go to a concert or a wine tasking and network while I'm there. There are ways to do fun things that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd June 2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 918
Posted By dvduval
Re: What sells better: Monthly fee or one time payment!

I like the monthly fee only myself. It's more manageable and you should work hard to make sure people have a reason to keep paying and you will have some great years ahead. I do a similar thing that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th June 2015, 02:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 549
Posted By dvduval
Re: Presenting writing examples to higher paying clients

If these third party website are cheap, but your clients are looking for high quality, maybe all you need to do is show them your own work. If you work speaks for itself, don't let other places speak...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th June 2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 589
Posted By dvduval
Re: People ranking high for copied videos...

What sucks is when it looks like a real video, but then it is telling you to go to a website to view. I've seen a lot of that lately and hope it goes away soon!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th June 2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 602
Posted By dvduval
Re: Where to find good and hard working VA's?

build a good reputation on upwork.com and you will have no problem finding good help. I can post an ad today and have 70 new applicants in a few hours from now. I really like this site and there are...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th June 2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By dvduval
Re: Ok it works, Now What?

it sounds to me like you are able to build a website, rank it and get traffic to it. that means you should be able to start a profit from what you do and have your own business rather than work for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st June 2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,032
Posted By dvduval
Re: Doing internet markeing means i have no life

I've certainly had periods where several months in a row I was working from morning until night with very little time off. But then I've also had several months in a row where I had an incredible...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th May 2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 828
Posted By dvduval
Re: how quickly can i...

There is a 1 in a billion chance you will do it by tomorrow.
Next question.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th May 2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,013
Posted By dvduval
Re: Your ideas on online arbitrage

I have done involved connecting people together. Call that arbitrage or middleman or networking or whatever you want. It works and you just need to learn how to leverage and you can make a lot of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd April 2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,192
Posted By dvduval
Re: Passive Source of Income You Can Build With $300?

its more going to relate to what you do, not the money you spend. Lots of people started with nothing. so the person asking the question about what are your skills and interest is spot on.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th April 2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,759
Posted By dvduval
Re: How start and succeed in Affiliate Marketing?

Really being an affiliate marketer is similar to being able to connect with a lot of people and tell them about something. You probably won't have this just given to you with a clear plan, as if it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd April 2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By dvduval
Swimming (or drowning) in Success

I've been through this process a few times now, and know a little more now. I think so many posts we see here are about how to make the first $100, or how to get traffic, or building lists, etc. But...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd April 2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 661
Posted By dvduval
Love it! SEO and Site Design Rap

Check it...
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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th March 2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 668
Posted By dvduval
Re: Free Traffic Vs Paid for Traffic

the only reason I will pay for traffic is if I know that at a later date I'll get traffic through word-of-mouth. If you have to pay for every single visitor that is a pretty difficult business model...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th March 2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 29,525
Posted By dvduval
Re: How would you make $400,000 in one year online?

There are plenty of corporations that would spend $400,000 like it is water. You just have to create the right product and then show it to the right people. I've come close to that number, and really...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th March 2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 650
Posted By dvduval
Re: How to land email in inbox ?

if you bought the list that means the people on the list did not give you permission to send them email, right? so to not spam them that would mean you need to send them a request to opt in to your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th March 2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 14,594
Posted By dvduval
Re: At what income did you quit your day job?

I made friends with a person in real estate that had 10 properties, and he let me stay in one of them. I then had most of my days free, and built a business online. I quit my day job around 2001. A...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th March 2015, 02:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 760
Posted By dvduval
Re: Landing a Gig with a Large Corporation

That was a beautiful post. Thanks so much for sharing.

Based on the last two posts, I feel like I'm on the right course. We have a great relationship going with the client, and they are already...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th February 2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By dvduval
The Future is so bright! :-)

It's been tough recently...

I think the part that has been difficult to accept for most is idea that you can go get links and then rank well on Google. In a way you still can, but not like before....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th February 2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By dvduval
Re: I'm More Important Than Your Product

I think this perspective assumes too much about customers and products.

In my case, I sure you hope care how my product works since it is a CRM that is going to be running your business for a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st January 2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By dvduval
Re: First eBook Launch

I would suggest that some of your first customers might be people you know. If you have a difficult time convincing people you know to buy the book, of course it might not be so easy to convince...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th December 2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 896
Posted By dvduval
Re: Investing $20 in email list?

personally, I think the Paleo Diet is on the decline. If you check Google News you will see and that the latest information is showing that the Paleo diet is not based on historical fact. On the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th December 2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By dvduval
Re: Created a Review Website now what?

if it is in a competitive area, you may have trouble ranking the site. You might want to see what you can do to get real people to your site and not depend on SEO to make it a success.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th December 2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,900
Posted By dvduval
Re: what traffic source you using ?

the main traffic I deal with is found in Los Angeles.but seriously the most effective traffic I have found is the traffic that comes from reaching out to people directly, which can be done in person...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th November 2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 707
Posted By dvduval
Reminder: It is a numbers game

Remember that one of the main reason you will succeed is you will reach out to a large enough number of people that buy. In some cases, 1 in 10 will buy something from you or click on a link that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th November 2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 549
Posted By dvduval
Re: Clients & Recurring Billing?

I think you can setup recurring billing for virtually any amount of time, but you can't guarantee they will stay with you. They can still cancel the bill or even do a charge back. If your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th November 2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,853
Posted By dvduval
Re: Can I Have Multiple PayPal Business Names?

I spoke with my PayPal rep about this a while ago, as I was opening a second business. They were fine with me having two separate accounts. They even offered to let me have the better discount I was...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th November 2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 413
Posted By dvduval
Re: What's the easiest way to track stats on a few dozen domain names?

There are lots of free stats programs out there like Google Analytics or alternatives.
5 Great Google Analytics Alternatives (http://www.sitepoint.com/5-great-google-analytics-alternatives/)
I used...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th November 2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,315
Posted By dvduval
Re: Best way for quality traffic?

I always start by talking directly with real people about my site. If I can't get real people interested, the SEO and PPC won't matter. Often emailing, calling, or handing a flyer to a real person...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd September 2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 663
Posted By dvduval
Re: How To Get All The Free Traffic You Really Ever Need To Get Going

For me the secret has always been communicating with real people over a period of time. If the product is good and you are telling people about it that would be interested, they will start to buy it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th July 2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,258
Posted By dvduval
Outsourcing Country Preferences

So you tend to target certain countries based on the type of work you need? For example, sometimes you might find a lower hourly charge for people in Philippines but maybe there can be instability in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th July 2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By dvduval
Re: Trusting seller in the reciprocal links place?

I think you should trust your instinct on this one and NOT do it.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th July 2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 528
Posted By dvduval
Found Teenager to Help while Gaming

Yesterday I hired a 15 year old Brit to help me with some data entry and marketing work. I met him playing TD Balloon Battles. We were chatting while we were playing, and he offered some strategy...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th June 2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,125
Posted By dvduval
Re: How to Monetize a Forum with 53,000 members?

Direct sales to advertisers can go very well too. A top banner is probably worth $500/month to somebody.

If you don't make some money on the site, it is hard to keep making it better for your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th June 2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 915
Posted By dvduval
Re: Disabled trying to make a Living.

I think you start by learning, and you need to decide what you want to learn. Since you will be working on the internet, one starting point might be learning the basics of the language that drive's...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th May 2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 368
Posted By dvduval
Re: what are you expect from someone who ask for joint venture?

I'm looking for something that is easy to implement, and will obviously work. I do occasionally read emails from people offering something, but extremely rare that I take them up on their offer.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th May 2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,189
Posted By dvduval
Re: Building a 100 websites!

If you are just getting started, I would try to persuade you to do a good job on fewer than 5 websites. You need to learn what you are doing first. The problem you'll run into is you will learn as...
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