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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th April 2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,450
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Disappointed in buying Fiverr gigs? Here's what you are doing wrong

Maybe you have been burned by Fiverr sellers that didn't deliver. I've got my hand raised as one of this group.

Over time I have discovered you can get good work done by Fiverr sellers for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd May 2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,030
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Did you get mint and chocolates from Google? My customer did

Google has launched Google Places Catalog in select U.S. cities. Your client can request a free Google Places Catalog at:

Google Places Business Kit Catalog (http://googleplacescatalog.com)

In...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st March 2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,327
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Re: Any success with “Local Video Method” or similar methods?

I found the videos were taking too long to create, and I'm already familiar with using Camtasia.

I do run a web site analysis, but it's mostly automated. Typically the analysis is offered after...
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd March 2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 643
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Promoting your Offline event using Eventbrite

I recently used EventBrite (http://eventbrite.com/) to promote a workshop. It's free, and easy to setup a sales page for handling tickets and billing through PayPal. No merchant account needed.
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Forum: Offline Marketing 14th February 2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,657
Posted By Chris Lagarde
FREE Local Search Toolkit for Offline Consultants

I read about this Google Places Results Analyzer on Mike Blumenthal's Blog (http://blumenthals.com/blog/2011/02/10/local-search-tools-for-the-smb-and-professional/) and checked it out. Nice tool. I...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th February 2011, 08:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,898
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Re: Sick of being Poor...

Absolutely true for me also. Sign up for some volunteer work - preferably where you are interacting directly with people in need. Mentally, you will feel much better afterwards.

Here's the key:...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th October 2010, 01:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,192
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Re: Tip for Sending Out Letters to Businesses

Like others, my handwriting looks like the scrawl of a 5 year old. A font made from my handwriting wouldn't encourage anybody to open a letter!

My happy compromise: the Brigitte handwriting font
...
Forum: Mind Warriors 9th July 2010, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 797
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Being Productive While Wrestling with Thoughts of Self-Doubt

Just heard Garrison Keillor today on "The Writer's Almanac", and I thought it was worth posting for everyone toiling away in the silicon mines of internet marketing. Bold highlights by me. ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th June 2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 828
Posted By Chris Lagarde
for Host Gator Resellers - free video tutorials for customers

Since so many members here resell HostGator for their web clients, I figured you would want to know you can now add a huge library of non-HostGator branded training videos to your website.

Nice...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd May 2010, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 860
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Re: How to "STAMP" PLR Videos?

I posed your question a few weeks ago and got some great responses.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd April 2010, 09:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,461
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Re: OFFLINE: How I made an easy $1,000 with 10 craigslist ads and some forum posts

Awesome post Peter! Thanks for sharing a great tale of success.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th April 2010, 09:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,240
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Re: Some stuff I've learned about outsourcing

I agree everything in your great post except the above. It's hard to find an inexpensive writer who can write with personality AND handle a variety of technical skills. For me, it's a rare...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th April 2010, 07:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 730
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Re: Offline Consulting Question: Speaking Gigs?

Talk before the smaller groups. You will be amazed at the connections you make. Keep your mind open as your chatting with particular group members whether that person would make a good...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th April 2010, 01:07 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,004
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Re: Offline Can Be a Killer

Most real estate agents don't understand the power of well-done search engine marketing. They stay stuck in old offline ways of doing business (like holding open houses...what a time waster!)

As a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th March 2010, 12:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 739
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Re: Local Business Branding and Sales ?

The client might be especially impressed if you create the SWOT analysis as a mindmap.

How to do a SWOT analysis using a mind map - Mind Mapping Software Blog...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th February 2010, 10:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,195
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Re: Offline Warriors - How do you get clients? Seriously :)

I haven't had much luck with outside reps. Do you get much turnover? Do you have any tips for training new hires?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th February 2010, 07:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,254
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Re: Offline Marketers: What Offline Marketing Resources Do You Use?

Checklists are crucial for me. Why rely on remembering the hundreds of small details if the process can be distilled to a checklist?

Ultimate Collection of SEO Checklists
(includes the "Best Damn...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th February 2010, 08:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,597
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Re: Survey Software for Wordpress ??

What about Articulate? It creates Flash-based quizzes, & surveys.

Articulate Quizmaker '09 - Quiz Software | Create Quizzes | Survey Maker (http://www.articulate.com/products/quizmaker.php)

I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th February 2010, 10:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 739
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Google Kicks the Yellow Pages to the Curb

You knew Google was going to leverage its Local Business Center listings to drive even more advertising dollars to Google. Apparently, too many businesses found Adwords difficult to navigate. Google...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd December 2009, 02:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 825
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Re: Odesk = O-Baby!

Definitely a place for both Rent A Coder (RAC) and Odesk in my business. Generally, I use Rent A Coder for the initial project (for example, have websites done for clients), and Odesk for ongoing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st December 2009, 09:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 840
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Re: The power of a mind map

Lots of times I start with a sharpie and the poster-sized pad of post it notes hanging from the back of my office door. As I fill the page, I tear it off, stick it to the wall, and continue. Then I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st May 2009, 07:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 847
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Free Wordpress Link Tracking / Affiliate Masking Plugin

From the plugin author's website:

Pretty Link is a killer plugin for people who want to mask their affiliate links, track clicks from emails, increase the reach of their website by spreading...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th April 2009, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,782
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Re: 2 WordPress Plugins to Quadruple your Subscribers, Triple Repeat Customers & Increase Sales!!

Also be sure to check out Keith Kogane's useful thread that mentions these plugins and more:

Turn any WordPress blog into a "stealth squeeze" machine with these free plugins...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th April 2009, 09:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 776
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Re: Attention Warriors! Bypass possible HDD security problem!

Hi Sandor,

Sorry to hear about your loss. Your backup systems must be automatic with no interaction required from you (once setup). Read my post, and other posts, covering this exact topic.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th March 2009, 08:19 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,625
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Re: Offline/Online Marketing Ideas for Restaurant?

Hi Paul,

I too have segmented my offline offerings (email marketing, website design, seo, etc). Recently I held my first offline seminar. Afterwards my buddy (who attended) told me I should have...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th February 2009, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 732
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Offline Marketing - Case Study To Use With Clients

My first offline marketing seminar will occur in 4 weeks. To bolster my seminar commentary, I went looking for a case study demonstrating the effectiveness of email marketing.

Knowing my intended...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th December 2008, 08:33 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 96,017
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Two Tricks to Remember with RSS Feeds and wp-o-matic...

1. Don't copy and paste from Word! This is why my feeds were not working with wp-o-matic. It didn't matter if it was wp 2.65 or 2.7. It's Word that caused wp-o-matic not to work properly. I forgot...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th December 2008, 01:44 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 96,017
Posted By Chris Lagarde
Re: Check out my automated niche blog business model (it really works)

I'm using WP 2.7. The wp-o-matic plugin works for feeds from RSS Mountain but not from feeds created with Google News. I haven't tried it with other feeds yet.
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