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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th November 2009, 01:12 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 9,046
Posted By bobsedge
Re: Why Is Everyone Scared Of The New FTC Rules For Internet Marketers Starting Dec 1, 2009?

I, unfortunately, am more familiar with the FTC than most and I think we should all calm down a bit.

Honestly, nothing is going to change tomorrow. The FTC put these guidelines in place to make...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th October 2009, 11:41 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 8,118
Posted By bobsedge
Re: The FTC sued me out of business two years ago yesterday- here is my story

George,

As far as I know the Chamber is a benign membership organization. They are not in the same category as the others.

In some areas of the country Consumer Affairs basically has the same...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th October 2009, 10:49 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 8,118
Posted By bobsedge
Re: The FTC sued me out of business two years ago yesterday- here is my story

I have spoken about my ordeal in the past but this is the first time I have really gone into this much detail.

I really value this forum and I was bothered that so many people had misconceptions....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th October 2009, 08:55 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 8,118
Posted By bobsedge
The FTC sued me out of business two years ago yesterday- here is my story

These latest rule changes have triggered a number of threads on this forum over the past week or so.

I've been reading as many as possible and I feel compelled to step in and offer my unique...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th October 2009, 08:05 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,132
Posted By bobsedge
Re: FTC Publishes Final Guides Governing Endorsements, Testimonials

These are spot on points.

First, if you look at the history of the FTC actions, the sway of the President and Congress only have an impact of whom they go after.

When Republicans are in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st September 2009, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 765
Posted By bobsedge
Re: A list building mistake that will kill your business

I will fix this problem and re-test it. I think another lesson to learn here is that it's important to step back and try to understand why something is not working. The market may be fine, but the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st September 2009, 11:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 765
Posted By bobsedge
A list building mistake that will kill your business

Don't let this happen to you.

I recently made a rookie mistake that cost me time and money and I want to share so others don't do the same thing.

I found what I thought was a great niche with a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th July 2009, 09:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,091
Posted By bobsedge
Re: why i dont have faith in building a list..

You know, some niches are just filled with non-buyers and tire kickers.

I found this out the hard way. I spent years developing a great budgeting and money management online software application....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th July 2009, 08:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,905
Posted By bobsedge
Re: Is This a New kind of Marketing Strategey?.

I'm with Mike on this one. Marketing is about getting as many people as possible in your target audience to see or hear your message. I think that you will find that the most successful people do not...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd July 2009, 08:02 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,997
Posted By bobsedge
Re: "Yawn", Why so much boring advice???

Roger,

You gave this guy great advice. I suppose that there is something to be said for getting down to the basics first before moving on.

Your answer regarding doubts was quite profound....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd July 2009, 12:41 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,997
Posted By bobsedge
Re: "Yawn", Why so much boring advice???

I've actually read Jared's posts five times and he is brilliant. There's a whole business in those posts alone. They made this thread worth it.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th July 2009, 01:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 644
Posted By bobsedge
Re: To Anyone Reading...Please Don't Do What I Have Done

Dan, it's better to see the light later than never. Congratulations on reaching this point because so many people never do.

The lesson should be that nothing replaces massive action. Sure, you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th July 2009, 03:04 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,015
Posted By bobsedge
Re: Jeff Paul, John Beck, & Other Infomercials Charged by FTC July 1

The IM industry has simply just not hit the radar yet. But it will and then a high profile IM'er or two or three will be taken down. And they don't have a chance because they break every rule in the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd June 2009, 03:04 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,750
Posted By bobsedge
Re: Staring Down the Barrel of Bankruptcy

Sissy,

As someone who has spent the past twenty years working with tens of thousands of people specifically with resolving debt I have some advice.

If you qualify for Bankruptcy go ahead and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th May 2009, 01:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,973
Posted By bobsedge
Re: Should I Respond To JV Inquiries If I Am Not Interested?

Paul,

I stand by my "self-rules" and will not apologize for them. That being said, I don't make any claims that everyone should believe or act as I do. We all need to do what feels right.



I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd May 2009, 07:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,973
Posted By bobsedge
Re: Should I Respond To JV Inquiries If I Am Not Interested?

If you read the original post, she gets "requests from time to time". That doesn't sound like a time management issue to me. And I'm sorry, but I don't see what the big deal is to give a polite no if...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th March 2009, 09:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 828
Posted By bobsedge
Newbies, stop the madness

I come to this topic from an unique perspective. I spend the first half of my career building a financial business, from nothing to $6 million per year, that helped people deal with their financial...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd January 2009, 08:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,137
Posted By bobsedge
Re: What are some good books I should be reading? Recommendations?

I just finished reading Joel Comm's book "Click Here To Order" and really enjoyed it. It provides a history and insight into Internet Marketing and profiles some of the big names in our industry.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th January 2009, 10:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,633
Posted By bobsedge
Re: (BEWare Of Who You Trust!) I Really Hate Writing This...

The person its directed to has every opportunity to respond to a negative post. Generally I agree with you and it is a double edge sword but it seems like Thomas is sincere in his post. Though I am...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th January 2009, 09:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,633
Posted By bobsedge
Re: (BEWare Of Who You Trust!) I Really Hate Writing This...

I think WF needs to be more of an open forum. Why not name names when someone does a poor job just as you would send accolades is someone does a good one. That's what makes elance, guru, and ebay...
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