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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd August 2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,048
Posted By Greg Ray
Re: I'm new to internet marketing

You're on the right track, Crosbag, when you say "This seems to good to be true" It generally is.

Follow the marketers who can give you the basics without trying to sell you a Magic Pill, and who...
Forum: Warrior Forum News 15th April 2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 570
Views: 79,201
Posted By Greg Ray
Re: Warrior Forum joins the Freelancer.com Family

Congratulations, Allen, and to the Freelancer group!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th April 2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 632
Posted By Greg Ray
Re: *Best time to send email?

Chris is on the right track with his questions - it's important to know if those metrics apply to you/your audience/your niche before embarking on a global approach change to send all emails on...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th April 2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By Greg Ray
Re: Legal and Questions about making the right decisions.

Though it is an investment, if you are doing business as a 'company' rather than as 'you', you really need a relationship with both an attorney and an accountant. It's very likely that you can get...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th April 2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By Greg Ray
Re: Can you still make money from a 2011 course

Whatever you decide to invest in, remember that the look and feel of things evolve very rapidly online. Focus on learning the PROCESS of something - how it works, what elements you should key in on -...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th April 2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By Greg Ray
Re: "$27 firesale" product...?

andreas3, I have to say I'm with Declan on this - stick with purchasing information targeted only at what you need to learn NOW - you can get some good one-off courses/content inexpensively, but a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th April 2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By Greg Ray
Re: Content Marketing: How to effectively do it?

Understanding and managing the expectations of your audience is key.

Know their 'pain points' and provide the relief in a format that is easily consumable. Don't discount that your target group...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th April 2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,025
Posted By Greg Ray
Re: Who says internet marketers don't reveal their best niches/keywords? Here's one.

Great example of thinking outside the box!

Too many 'new' marketers get married to the idea that they have to teach/promote something in the IM vein, when there a hundreds if not thousands of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th April 2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,232
Posted By Greg Ray
Re: It's all about the money ain't it?

Too funny, Thad!

I'm laughing too hard to try and sell something now :)

This is the very first thing I tell coaching clients - that there's lot's of 'ponds' to fish in - everyone doesn't need...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th April 2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 501
Posted By Greg Ray
Re: Sell as ebook or kindle?

Whichever route you choose for the sale, think long-term about how you can build a list from these purchasers (or many of them) by including the URL to a squeeze page - gathering emails in exchange...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th April 2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By Greg Ray
Re: Suggestions?

RSK3000 has given a host of recommendations that are great!

Bottom line - IM is the long-term gig. While you are working toward that, the short-term way to earn money quickly online is to either...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd January 2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,330
Posted By Greg Ray
Re: A quick tip for newbies on niche choice

Good discussion.

Aligning your Passion with a Profitable Niche is key to long-term success in this - or any - business.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th December 2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 482
Posted By Greg Ray
Re: List problem

You don't "accidentally" build a list of 4 million without knowledge and purpose, I'm a bit skeptical on this one...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th December 2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 501
Posted By Greg Ray
Re: What limitations are you facing with Wordpress

That's a bit of a grand assumption, given that WP has been around quite a while - I have yet to encounter an insurmountable obstacle.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th December 2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By Greg Ray
Re: Can someone recommend a VA they have personally used

Tricia Gardner (http://timesaverva.com/) is great, she's done work for me for years...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th December 2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By Greg Ray
Re: No Questions, just thanks

Merry Christmas, Ron!

Very nice of you to post this word of thanks, may we all remember those that bless us throughout the year!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th December 2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 651
Posted By Greg Ray
Re: Does anybody know good software for making an ebook?

Teravel you are incorrect - MS Word versions after 2010 can save .doc files as .pdf, and there is a plugin to accomplish this in the 2007 version.

I frequently, as others have mentioned here,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th December 2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 517
Posted By Greg Ray
Re: Is working well under pressure a requirement to be successful?

It's been mentioned already here, but a bit of planning goes a long way to eliminate stress.

Give yourself a vision, and time to accomplish it.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th December 2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,621
Posted By Greg Ray
Re: How Easy Is It To Make Money On Kindle?

Kindle is an amazing platform!

It's a bit of work to get the formatting right when you are starting out, but with a few tips it's a simple process and easily repeatable.

The marketing process...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 11th December 2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 389
Posted By Greg Ray
Re: Any Suggestions for a Coach?

I would recommend Jared Elvidge - a great coach and a genuine guy.

Connect on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JaredElvidgeDotCom

Coaching Program: http://jaredelvidge.com/privateclients/
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th December 2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 651
Posted By Greg Ray
Re: Does anybody know good software for making an ebook?

Pages should save to PDF format, though I understand it is not as clean a conversion as MS Word. Make sure you review it.

A better option might be the Mac version of Open Office. You can find it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th December 2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 591
Posted By Greg Ray
Re: Giveaway free report question?

It's certainly an option you can test, but as Kecia notes, I think it should be a very soft sell if you choose to do it.

Generally, I make a soft reference at the end of my freebie with good...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th December 2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By Greg Ray
Re: Where to host my ebook

I agree with the S3 option, not only because of how inexpensive it is, but because of speed and reliability as well.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th December 2013, 11:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 483
Posted By Greg Ray
Re: I have an email list, now what?

George, for what purpose did you actually build this list?

Was your goal to sell it, or to sell products or service to the list?

How did you build the list?

Without more information, we're...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th December 2013, 11:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,432
Posted By Greg Ray
Re: Landing Pages - Should I Capture Only Email or Name + Email?

I find optin rates for just email are consistently higher than those where I ask for both name and email. However, I find sales long-term are higher to those where I have a name.

Communication...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th December 2013, 11:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 575
Posted By Greg Ray
Re: How to get testimonials for a new product?

Your best option is to provide free access to a select few people that will give you candid reviews in exchange.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd November 2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,544
Posted By Greg Ray
Re: HOLLY CRAP I MADE A SALE!!!!

Great job!

Stay focused and keep up the good work!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd October 2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,198
Posted By Greg Ray
Re: Wheres the big money in IM?

Kudos to ronrule for the exploration of the facts on eCommerce - it's folly to argue it's impact in the marketplace.

I spent the last 20 years helping Fortune 100s build massive systems that make...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st October 2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,198
Posted By Greg Ray
Re: Wheres the big money in IM?

It's really about finding where your passion, talents and skills meet profitability.

You can be highly successful, like Lexy, with Affiliate Marketing if that plays to your strengths of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th October 2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 770
Posted By Greg Ray
Re: I am going to build a website to sell some product.

The business plan is still shared hosting - it's more like stepping up a level with a bit more protection, but it's still shared.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th October 2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 926
Posted By Greg Ray
Re: Need advise so lost

That's not a purpose that pays - you have to align what you are passionate about with a profitable niche.

You're on the right track to start over and address the elemental issue - what do people...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th October 2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By Greg Ray
Re: Safe-Swaps Forum

The page looks fine to me.

You can try checking it through:

Down For Everyone Or Just Me -> Check if your website is down or up? (http://www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com/)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th October 2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 926
Posted By Greg Ray
Re: Need advise so lost

The first thing you need to do is stop thinking about how to FAKE things - it's ridiculous to think you can build a relationship with people and market to them on a long-term basis by "fooling" them...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th October 2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 770
Posted By Greg Ray
Re: I am going to build a website to sell some product.

Any of the plans will work, but which to choose is really about limiting your risk. With any shared hosting you are accepting a bit of risk in exchange for lower costs.

You can limit your risk a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th October 2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 926
Posted By Greg Ray
Re: Need advise so lost

As others have already mentioned, traffic takes time and effort - it's really the toughest part of the business.

You have to stand out, to offer something either highly in demand or unique - if...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th October 2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By Greg Ray
Re: What's Your Biggest "Ah ha" moment in online marketing?

For me (and I suspect for many) it was my first sale years ago.

While it was only a $3.08 commission, I knew then that the process and power of a list actually worked - and that I could turn that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th October 2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By Greg Ray
Re: What are some plugins that advertise to wordpress clients?

I'm with you now, James - I've also seen various plugins take this approach, but I'm not familiar with one specifically designed to accomplish this.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th October 2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 596
Posted By Greg Ray
Re: Affiliate marketers.. Listbuilding is not for all?

There are a number of good points in response here, particularly from Lexy and Mustafa.

It truly is the distinction between long-term value and short-term wins... while both can be effective, only...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th October 2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By Greg Ray
Re: Adding another revenue stream

The real money is in your own products, Adam - build a list, and simply ask your subscribers what they want. Build it and deliver it!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th October 2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By Greg Ray
Re: What are some plugins that advertise to wordpress clients?

Sounds like you're looking for something like the ITRO Popup Plugin...

WordPress › ITRO Popup Plugin « WordPress Plugins (http://wordpress.org/plugins/itro-popup/)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th October 2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 799
Posted By Greg Ray
Re: ClickBank Marketing

I'm with Ken on this one, you've asked a very broad question, and a curious one if you're familiar at all with Internet Marketing.

Marketing is, well, marketing, regardless of the product. ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th September 2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 406
Posted By Greg Ray
Re: Where to start

nharnia, welcome to IM!

There are a lot of bright-and-shiny objects in this business, so avoid anything that promises overnight wealth.

The overall process of marketing is quite simple, and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th September 2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,132
Posted By Greg Ray
Re: What is the fastest and most convenient way to earn the first few dollars in the web?

Offering a valued service on Fiverr would be the fast route, Frank!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th June 2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,092
Posted By Greg Ray
Re: Your 'Top 3' Traffic Recommendations?

You're very welcome, Jeff - great to see you over here!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th June 2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,092
Posted By Greg Ray
Re: Your 'Top 3' Traffic Recommendations?

Tom has made some good suggestions, Jeff - I would add that your "best" traffic source will vary from niche-to-niche and even from person-to-person implementing it.

It's often about where your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th June 2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,466
Posted By Greg Ray
Re: My back is HARD up against the wall...

Sell your services as suggested above.

TODAY, get on Fiverr, or ODesk, or ELance and get your profile setup and get moving - IM is a long-term proposition, and it's not going to get you there...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th June 2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By Greg Ray
Re: E-mails in Schedule

AWeber for the price and reliability - if you're looking for advanced features (which come at a cost) try Infusionsoft.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th May 2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 493
Posted By Greg Ray
Re: Would You Consider Internet Marketing To Be Difficult In Comparison To Certain Offline Professio

I think the basic process is amazingly simple - it's the large learning curve and that it is time-consuming, those are the hurdles.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th May 2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By Greg Ray
Re: Do you use IE? If yes then which Ver?

Only versions 9 and 10, and only to verify website viewing, never for casual use or development - it's too unstable and ever-changing, IMHO.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th April 2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By Greg Ray
Re: How to setup a video in optimize press

Flowplayer is free, but if you want to simplify your life and not hassle with the configuration Easy Video Suite is great.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th April 2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By Greg Ray
Re: What's Your Excuse Now?

Very nice, Tim - it is all about choosing a direction and taking action!
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th April 2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 611
Posted By Greg Ray
Re: What to do when the EMD is taken?

That EMDs are past their prime has already been mentioned - unless you are TOTALLY dependent on search engine traffic (never a good idea), your other traffic sources won't care what your domain is.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd April 2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,325
Posted By Greg Ray
Re: Quickest, easiest, most profitable?

Whatever you do, you still have to market it - and that's the time-consuming element.

Short term, there are dozens of ways to make a few dollars quickly - long-term, recurring income takes time up...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd April 2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By Greg Ray
Re: Which good online marketing schools to recommend?

Chris Farrell's membership site a is the best place for newbies to start, in my opinion - they get the basics of how the business works, with a flavoring of traffic methods introduced.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd April 2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,684
Posted By Greg Ray
Re: How to start internet marketing ? I'm a newbie.

Paul, look to people that will be honest with you about treating your IM endeavors like a business - there's not a magic button or pill here...

Find an online mentor you can trust to tell you it's...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd April 2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 752
Posted By Greg Ray
Re: Find the perfect Guru?! Where can I get quality help?

The phrase "you have to kiss a lot of frogs to find a prince" comes to mind...

Not really - the bottom line is you need to ensure you and your prospective coach/mentor connect well and have the...
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