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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th September 2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,134
Posted By jonb
Re: What does this specific segment currently BUY?

Excellent stuff - and very close to where we've started in initial conversations (e.g. who are your people? what frustrates them? What motivates them? what do they secretly desire that no one else is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th September 2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,134
Posted By jonb
Re: How would you teach a young person about internet marketing?

Actually, his idea is to build a business that serves a specific segment of the artist community. Which I think is an excellent idea, as it would allow him to live within his art and passion while...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th September 2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,134
Posted By jonb
Re: How would you teach a young person about internet marketing?

Appreciate the thought here, but perhaps I wasn't clear enough in my wording.

First, he came to me to ask him to teach him how to start his own business. I haven't forced him at all. In fact, this...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th September 2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,134
Posted By jonb
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th September 2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 46
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Posted By jonb
Re: How would you teach a young person about internet marketing?

Great advice so far. Thanks!

And to be clear, I'm not looking to outsource his education - I very much intend to take the lead. But I don't want to overwhelm him (he's an artist, and as far from...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd September 2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,134
Posted By jonb
How would you teach a young person about internet marketing?

My 23 year old son has expressed an interest in starting an online business. Since I've been doing it for close to three decades, you can imagine how supportive I am of the idea.

He wants me to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th February 2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 141
Posted By jonb
Re: Is a subdomain better for SEO?

Thanks Dave. The main site is on the Teachable platform which doesn't have a particularly good blog function. To get the flexibility (and SEO) I want, I need to use an outside site w/Wordpress.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th February 2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 141
Posted By jonb
Is a subdomain better for SEO?

So, I have site one: example.com

It's not on a platform that has a good blog platform, so I intend to create a second site on Wordpress to serve as the blog.

Does it matter from an SEO...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th December 2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 288
Posted By jonb
Question for Infusionsoft users....

I'm looking for some instructions about the best way to integrate an FB Ad campaign with my campaigns in Infusionsoft. Specifically, I'm looking to learn exactly how to set things up so I can track...
Forum: Social Media 15th December 2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 245
Posted By jonb
Anyone use Facebook Ads with Infusionsoft?

I'm looking for some instructions about the best way to integrate a Facebook Ad campaign with my campaigns in Infusionsoft. Specifically, I'm looking to learn exactly how to set things up so I can...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th April 2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 923
Posted By jonb
How do you stay fully informed about your niche?

What kinds of systems do you use to stay on top of your niche? I want to create a "listening post" where a VA can keep a pulse on what's happening in my niche -- what's trending, what major...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 12th January 2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,564
Posted By jonb
Re: This is sheer genius, and it's free!

Yeah, it seems so simple, but I never really heard anyone put it all together like that. (I guess you can say that about most great ideas! :))

I'm just getting going with Infusionsoft right now,...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 9th January 2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,564
Posted By jonb
Re: This is sheer genius, and it's free!

You got it. Let me simplify things so that you can begin accessing this kind of thinking right now.

THE FUNNEL:

The way most marketers do things (including me, pretty much, until now) is this:...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 8th January 2015, 11:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,564
Posted By jonb
Re: This is sheer genius, and it's free!

Actually, now that I look at my first post -- especially the headline -- I guess I can see how your defenses might have gotten raised. I literally had just finished a video, had a "aha!" moment...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 8th January 2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,564
Posted By jonb
Re: This is sheer genius, and it's free!

I have no angle except wanting to share two good free resources that nicely explain a concept a lot of folks here can benefit from.

Look at how many posts I've made and how long I've been part of...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 8th January 2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,564
Posted By jonb
This is sheer genius, and it's free!

I've been marketing online since the days of Compuserve, AOL and 2400 baud dial up, so when someone teaches me something that makes me go "holy crap -- this is *real* marketing!" I feel the need to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th December 2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 585
Posted By jonb
Re: What exactly does Infusionsoft do? Why should I be using it?

Thanks Bernard. One reason I'm looking at it is that I'm getting serious about funnels, upsells, tripwires, etc. I assume it's optimized for that sort of thing?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th December 2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 585
Posted By jonb
What exactly does Infusionsoft do? Why should I be using it?

I keep hearing about the brilliance of Infusionsoft, but I admit that I'm not quite sure what it does or why I need it.

I currently use Getresponse for my Autoresponder and 1Shoppingcart for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th December 2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 304
Posted By jonb
I'm setting my VA up to take over traffic...

I'm setting my VA up to take over traffic generation tasks for my site starting in January. In preparation of that, I'm trying to find an easy way for her to know what's she's doing that's working...
Forum: Mind Warriors 24th November 2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,194
Posted By jonb
Re: The right mindset to succeed

Think big. hang around people who think big.

Uncover and annihilate your limiting beliefs. Be brutally honest with yourself.

Avoid negative people, whiners, complainers, angry people and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd November 2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 834
Posted By jonb
Re: Why Do You Think A Lot Of People Aren't Succeeding in Internet Marketing?

Because they think of themselves as "internet marketers" rather than "marketers who use the internet"

The internet is just the medium. The rules of business -- finding the right niche, offering...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd November 2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 808
Posted By jonb
Forum: Mind Warriors 21st November 2014, 12:29 PM
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Views: 1,139
Posted By jonb
Re: Quick Napoleon Hill Bite.

Here's another: "Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit."

A great way to look at setbacks.
Forum: Mind Warriors 21st November 2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,457
Posted By jonb
Re: Is Law of Attraction Evil?

I don;t believe in the devil or anything like that, so I can;'t really comment. But...

If you're sitting around visualizing and nothing else, the LOA is a waste of time, and doesn't really exist....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,045
Posted By jonb
Re: No success, just more failures.

The fact that you've been at it for 8 years tells me you've got determination and drive. So that's great.

I suggest you read "The One Thing" by Gary Keller. It's a brilliant book that will help...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 808
Posted By jonb
Re: A Few Things I have Learned About Internet Marketing

I've been doing this for 25 years - going back to the days of AOL and Compuserve.

Your advice is right on the money,but I'll add this because it's so vital:

Always put yourself in the shoes of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,487
Posted By jonb
Re: Anyone have regrets from not starting earlier?

Regret is pointless. You're here now and in the game. that means the universe says you're ready. Maybe you weren't before.

Go out, kick ass and don't look back.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th November 2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 603
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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th November 2014, 07:55 PM
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Views: 603
Posted By jonb
Re: So, who's going on the Marketer's Cruise?

LOL - actually, the gurus aren't really what it's about for me (although I'm sure I'll get plenty out of the workshops). I enjoy connecting with other entreprenuers, and if I can do it on a boat in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th November 2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 603
Posted By jonb
Re: So, who's going on the Marketer's Cruise?

You ran Alexa ranks on everyone? man, I wish I had that much free time.

Anyway, if you don't recognize the likes of Amand Morin, Jim Edwards, Russell Brunson, Mario Brown, Paul Hartunian and Andy...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th November 2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 603
Posted By jonb
Re: So, who's going on the Marketer's Cruise?

Yeah, you could look at it that way. Or you can look at it as a (partially) tax-deductable vacation that also offers the chance to network and make deals with hundreds of active entrepreneurs. So...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th November 2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 603
Posted By jonb
So, who's going on the Marketer's Cruise?

The colder it gets, the more ready I am! :)

Anyone joining me on the Marketer's Cruise this Janauary?
Forum: Off Topic Forum 15th November 2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 779
Posted By jonb
Re: Any speed readers out there? How did you learn to do it?

So I've tried a few things and reading in chunks seem to work well for me. Instead of looking at one word at a time, I'm following Tim Ferris' advice and reading in chunks of three words. Really...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 13th November 2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 779
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Forum: Off Topic Forum 13th November 2014, 02:42 PM
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Views: 779
Posted By jonb
Any speed readers out there? How did you learn to do it?

As I stare at my reading pile, I wonder: What if I could speed read?

Yeah, that sure sounds like a good idea.

So, any speed readers out there? Any tools, courses, books that got you to where...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th November 2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By jonb
Re: Is there a simple scheduling app that can do this?

That one looks good and is very reasonably price. Thanks!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th November 2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By jonb
Is there a simple scheduling app that can do this?

Here's what I want:

* I have a group of folks I'd like to schedule private sessions with
* I want to send them to one place where they can review open time slots and pick the one that they want...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th November 2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 737
Posted By jonb
Re: How to promote a product AFTER you've hit your list?

thanks. I really like the idea of doing it exclusively with one partner at a time. great idea.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th November 2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 737
Posted By jonb
Re: How to promote a product AFTER you've hit your list?

Man, so true. I recently heard this advice: "To succeed in your business, you need to be an owner, not an operator."

Somehow, I've managed to do OK for 25 years being an operator. Now that I'm...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th November 2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,041
Posted By jonb
Re: Where to send paid ad traffic - sales page or squeeze page?

Yep, you're right. I used Frank Kern's 4 Day Cash Machine concept and it worked like a charm. No reason to jump off of that horse now :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th November 2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,041
Posted By jonb
Re: Where to send paid ad traffic - sales page or squeeze page?

That's a really interesting approach. I was planning on using a countdown clock for a special price on the sales page. If I expose folks to the sales page immediately, would you suggest holding off...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,123
Posted By jonb
Re: am i really a lazy git?

Indeed.

Here's how I'd put it: are you living your life on an upward trajectory? You get to define what that means, but if you're not, you're wasting your talents and you're wasting time.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 813
Posted By jonb
Re: Best place to sell digital ebooks

Amazon is where the buyers are. It is, as a friend of mine so aptly stated, a search engine for people with their wallets out.

Focus there. Other outlets are fine, but Amazon is the king.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,123
Posted By jonb
Re: am i really a lazy git?

Really? You just dropped in here to take a shot at a guy who posted something that was personal and clearly important to him?

It's really easy to ignore threads that don't interest you. No...
Forum: Mind Warriors 9th November 2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,868
Posted By jonb
Re: The worlds Strangest secret, the secret, Think and Grow Rich

I had similar limiting beliefs about wealth and about putting myself out there. My advice? Go to the next Unleash the Power Within event (Tony Robbins). It will utterly demolish those limiting...
Forum: Social Media 9th November 2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 611
Posted By jonb
Single best resource to master Facebook advertising?

I'm ready to kick some ass using Facebook ads. So I'm looking for one resource -- a book, a course, whatever -- that tells me everything I need to know step-by-step. All the cool little targeting...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,123
Posted By jonb
Re: am i really a lazy git?

Great topic!

I've followed a similar path -- I built a business that's successful enough to support my family but still gives me the opportunity to take days off whenever I want. It's really a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 737
Posted By jonb
Re: How to promote a product AFTER you've hit your list?

Thanks. That's something I'd recognize almost immediately looking at anyone else in this situation. When you're looking at your own business, it never seems as clear, does it? :)
Forum: Mind Warriors 9th November 2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 831
Posted By jonb
Re: Anyone else done Tony Robbin's Unleash the Power Within live event?

Hah. Passed on the t-shirt. Did go for a little rubber wristband that reads "Step Up!". Seeing that throughout the day is inspiring.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th November 2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,041
Posted By jonb
Re: Where to send paid ad traffic - sales page or squeeze page?

Thanks Alexa, good stuff. I'm a big believer in list building (mine's now over 50K which is why my launch went so well) and I'm naturally inclined to go the lead magnet/autoresponder route, and you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th November 2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,041
Posted By jonb
Where to send paid ad traffic - sales page or squeeze page?

OK, I've got a new $147 product that converted extremely well to my list. Now I want to generate some sales from outside my list, and I'm looking at Facebook ads/Google ads/Bing ads to do that.
...
Forum: Mind Warriors 8th November 2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 831
Posted By jonb
Anyone else done Tony Robbin's Unleash the Power Within live event?

My wife and I did it a couple of weeks ago in Dallas and it was mind-blowing. The event has a way of "flicking a switch" inside your brain that causes real change -- and, unlike some other similar...
Forum: Mind Warriors 8th November 2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,254
Posted By jonb
Re: Tony Robbins has a new book about money - are you getting it?

I bought the book while attending Robbins' Unleash the Power Within a couple weeks back in Dallas (which, if you've never gone to one needs to be at the top of your to-do list. transformational...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th November 2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 737
Posted By jonb
Re: How to promote a product AFTER you've hit your list?

that makes great sense. So here's another question for you (or anyone else...)

Would you use Facebook or Adwords ads to send people directly to the sales page (it's a $147 product) or to a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th November 2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 737
Posted By jonb
Re: How to promote a product AFTER you've hit your list?

Just tremendous, and very kind of you. Thanks!

And thanks to all for your wisdom. It's funny, I've been marketing online since 1990 (AOL and Compuserve at 2400 baud!), but I always learn...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th November 2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 737
Posted By jonb
Re: How to promote a product AFTER you've hit your list?

Good advice. Where would you spend it in this case?
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