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Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 28th March 2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 0
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Posted By Hippos
Premium SMS providers?

I want to let my clients pay for an online course by Premium SMS.

Any providers you can recommend?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th January 2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By Hippos
Is there still a place for small websites and apps?

I started about 18 years ago making some content websites with some social features. At that time, it felt like the web was just one big opportunity waiting to be discovered. As a teenager, I managed...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd May 2018, 05:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 897
Posted By Hippos
Re: Skateboarding Niche

That's a good point. A few years ago I worked with a shop that was targeting the parents, because they're the ones buying the boards (at least for the younger kids). Safety equipment indeed was a big...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th April 2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 897
Posted By Hippos
Re: Skateboarding Niche

Hi, I've been trying to make something work in the skateboarding niche for the past 15 years. Had a few minor successes, but nothing major. I've still got a few good ideas I'm working on, but not...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 2nd February 2017, 04:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 506
Posted By Hippos
RE: Selling gadgets (like smartphone) from Aliexpress, feasible or bad idea?

Delivery time will te slow. Returns will be very hard to deal with. And about Xiaomi, don't forget that every Google service is blocked, so you need to root them and install a fresh android. This...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th November 2016, 05:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 579
Posted By Hippos
Re: I'm feeling a little ripped off - lesson learnt from doing business with friends.

First of all, I feel it's her job to tell you the price would change in the new situation. You told her the new situation, she agreed and started the work, without mentioning the price would...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th November 2016, 05:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,380
Posted By Hippos
Re: Over $2000/month passive website. How much can I sell it for?

$2000/month is very nice, so let me first congratulate you with that. :cool:

The only problem I see with this is, even though the game is popular now, these things can go down pretty fast. Not...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th November 2016, 05:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,976
Posted By Hippos
Re: Tracking of working hours and screen recording

Hire someone you trust. If you feel they're not doing a good job, simply hire someone else. Like others have said, who cares if they're on youtube half of their day, as long as they do the job done...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2016, 02:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 290
Posted By Hippos
Re: Why don't you buy websites?

I looked into it, but don't trust it at all. You never know how much advertising money they put in to get the income. And the sites on Flippa making some money are usually not passive. They are...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th November 2016, 02:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 164
Posted By Hippos
Re: Anyone use Gmail Offline?

You can use any offline e-mail client (Outlook for example) and configure it to use your gmail account.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th November 2016, 04:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 198
Posted By Hippos
Selling stickers online

I'm looking for a service similar to Teespring, where I can design stickers sell them online. Teespring has stickers, but the biggest problem for me is: I don't want to sell one sticker at a time. I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th November 2016, 02:44 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,826
Posted By Hippos
Re: Here's How To Get People To Buy From You!

Both sides have good points in the discussion, and I got an idea from this thread. Not sure if it's a good one yet, but anyway it inspired me, so thanks for that. ;-)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th October 2016, 01:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,385
Posted By Hippos
Re: 15 years of failure

Wow, didn't expect so many responses. Thanks everyone! I was planning to reply to everyone individually, but that would kind of clutter the thread at this point.

I feel I should also give a little...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th October 2016, 10:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,385
Posted By Hippos
15 years of failure

I've been doing business online for about 15 years. Started when I was still in highschool. Made some nice pocket money at the time, but never made it big. It was just a hobby, and I didn't know much...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th October 2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 950
Posted By Hippos
RE: Plan to invest money some 100k

"Easily multiply your 100k investment by 6 in a short timespan." I don't think that's ever going to be easy, online or offline.

If it was easy, everyone could get a small loan and be a millionaire...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th September 2016, 07:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 214
Posted By Hippos
RE: Any suggested where to start for domain name business?

In my opinion you're too late.

.com's are still valuable at the moment, but will become less and less so, with all the new tld's coming out.

Can you still earn money with it? Probably. But I'd...
Forum: Social Media 29th September 2016, 01:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 745
Posted By Hippos
RE: What to do with 22k Dog Niche Instagram Account, No ideas at all!

You put a link in your bio I assume. Do you also put links on your images? Or only tell them to click the link in your bio?

How many clicks do you get every day to your website from instagram?
Forum: Social Media 29th September 2016, 01:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 745
Posted By Hippos
RE: What to do with 22k Dog Niche Instagram Account, No ideas at all!

So every time you post a link, 440 interested people click (2% of 22k). If you ask me that's not too bad.

Are you trying to sell them the right products? If you don't earn, sounds like the problem...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th September 2016, 12:40 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,650
Posted By Hippos
RE: Crazy marketing experiment to "get more sales" - the results

And was the extra 1% worth the time spent handling these phonecalls?
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 27th September 2016, 03:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,958
Posted By Hippos
RE: $250,000 Profit in 4 Months From a Simple Physical Product

Isn't this basically selling 25000 sets of your product to the store though? The wording is a bit different, but that's what it is.

What stops them from just giving away the items they already...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th September 2016, 05:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 496
Posted By Hippos
Re: I am so overwhelmed here...

Oh, the guru's. You have a point, and I've been thinking about it myself. Do you want to learn from someone whose business is... teach people how to to business. It feels like a pyramid scheme, and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th August 2016, 09:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 215
Posted By Hippos
Re: Bulk domain buying - why is this legal?

My A/B testing shows me this discussion shows a lot about the difference between Europe and the USA. I have posted this on another forum and responses there were very different.

Americans don't...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th August 2016, 01:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 215
Posted By Hippos
Re: Bulk domain buying - why is this legal?

I don't see a problem in owning a couple domains and selling them for profit. I have a problem with companies registering thousands of domains with every possible combination of words.

Buying a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th August 2016, 02:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 215
Posted By Hippos
Re: Bulk domain buying - why is this legal?

Warriorforum is a strong name because it connects a group of people, "marketing warriors", makes them feel connected. It makes them feel strong, as warriors. And also it's a forum, for those...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th August 2016, 01:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 215
Posted By Hippos
Re: Bulk domain buying - why is this legal?

If your point is that you don't need a good name to have a successful business, I agree. But if you're saying there is no difference between having a stupid name and a good name that appeals to your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th August 2016, 05:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 215
Posted By Hippos
Re: Bulk domain buying - why is this legal?

I don't really know what you're trying to prove with those names. :-)

Finding a good name takes a lot of hard work and research. You need to know your audience, product, competition, work out...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th August 2016, 02:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 215
Posted By Hippos
Re: Bulk domain buying - why is this legal?

I prefer to start an honest business, providing services to other people and helping other companies.

I could never sleep at night running a "business" like this, extorting people and blocking...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th August 2016, 12:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 215
Posted By Hippos
Re: Bulk domain buying - why is this legal?

It feels more like buying up ALL the real estate for $5 / each, leaving only the dirty shacks.

"Fortunately" real estate is a bit more expensive, so buying all is nearly impossible. And if it was...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th August 2016, 02:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 215
Posted By Hippos
Re: Bulk domain buying - why is this legal?

I'd say it's a rather big piece of the pie. If you can't get a good domain name, you can't get a good name. Kickstarter is kickstarter.com, not startupproducts292web.com

If you're serious about...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th August 2016, 02:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 215
Posted By Hippos
Re: Bulk domain buying - why is this legal?

Capitalism isn't always right. Take my comparison with tickets scalpers. Are they smart businessmen taking full advantage of capitalism? Perhaps! But it's unethical, and that can be the start of a...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 24th August 2016, 07:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 107
Posted By Hippos
Re: Cheapest way to send my products worldwide?

Thanks Faisal, I looked into it, but the costs are high for the limited amount of products I send out at the moment.



Thanks Ozi.

At the moment I earn money with advertising on the website....
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 24th August 2016, 12:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 107
Posted By Hippos
Re: Cheapest way to send my products worldwide?

Thank you for thinking outside the box. But even though virtual items could be an option, I am very excited about having my own product line.

After seeing how cheap it could be done, I don't want...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th August 2016, 12:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 215
Posted By Hippos
Bulk domain buying - why is this legal?

I'm trying to find a suitable name for a new start-up, but finding an available .com proves to be extremely hard.

9 out of 10 good names are taken. But of those 9, 7 are for sale by some shady...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 23rd August 2016, 03:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 107
Posted By Hippos
Cheapest way to send my products worldwide?

I created a social network in a certain niche, and set up a "points for rewards" incentive system.

The rewards aren't cheap, so I was considering producing my own products (with own branding which...
Forum: Mind Warriors 6th August 2016, 06:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 82
Posted By Hippos
Re: RIsks?

Could be "survivor bias". The people who risked it all and lost won't give a big speech about it. You only hear the winners.

In life, just be smart. If you can afford to take a risk, and you have...
Forum: Mind Warriors 5th August 2016, 02:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,923
Posted By Hippos
Re: Waking up at 5 AM: My 30 days Challenge

Interesting experiment.

I've been thinking about it, and I think it's a good way to win some time short-term. But in the long run, you will just shift your day. You will wake up earlier, but get...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th April 2016, 08:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 412
Posted By Hippos
Re: Can other people or companies really sell my services at a higher price to others?

I charged my first client $300 for an online application. She earned $500/day with it for years. Of course it hurts, but like others have said... you set your own price, and that's the price that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th April 2016, 10:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By Hippos
Best way to invest to boost my business

I'm a webdesigner, have been making websites for 13 years now, first as a hobby, and now already about 6 years working in a medium-sized web agency. To be frank, I'm very good at what I do: (mobile)...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th April 2016, 10:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 368
Posted By Hippos
Re: Charging monthly for a new website

I have tried the same approach before, and it didn't work for me. The idea of renting a website is interesting for you, because you can keep earning after those 2 years. Like you, I saw the flashing...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 19th August 2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 399
Posted By Hippos
Quest for incentive solutions

Situation: community website with a reward system for about 30k (international, but most USA) members. Currently rewards are for logging in and other actions on the site, some money coming in from...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th October 2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 227
Posted By Hippos
Display the cheapest price on homepage

I have 3 product packages. Most people need the middle package.

On the homepage I list the price of the cheapest package "starting at only $XXX".

This gets a lot of people to click through to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th September 2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 659
Posted By Hippos
Re: Europeans: how do you take payments?

I've seen 2checkout in my previous research, but I think 5.5% + 45ct per transaction is a bit much. This means I would give about 7% of my income to a bank, which I can't even explain to myself. :D
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th September 2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 659
Posted By Hippos
Europeans: how do you take payments?

I've been searching for a very long time to find a good payment provider. I would like to take credit card payments, recurring.

After this long search, I found Paymill, which looked great and...
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