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How Much Pot Are You Smoking?

how much pot are you smokingAh, the Frustration!

Sometimes I just want to bang the phone against my desk over and over and over and come back to the line and ask “Just how much pot are you smoking?!”

You know these folks…if not, let me clue you in (actual comments from prospective clients):

I want to replace my income if I can in the next month or so, but no, I’ve never marketed anything online (yep a dumb-ass for sure! Where is “Red” Foreman when you need him?)

I want to learn how to build a pretty large business online, but I don’t want to spend any money. Can I do that? (he was a misinformed idiot as well)

I’ve posted 3 ads with my links, but I don’t have anyone that has signed up to my program. What’s going on? Why isn’t this working? (do I really need to say anything about this?) [click to continue…]

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biggest marketing mistakesA List of the Biggest Marketing Mistakes

What are some of those marketing mistakes? I’ve compiled a list of five death blows – OK, that’s a little dramatic – five of the biggest marketing mistakes that many make when building a business online. These mistakes are:

  1. Creating sloppy content
  2. Not being yourself or worse, trying to please too many people
  3. Failure to Learn New Techniques and strategies
  4. Not being consistent
  5. Are boring – lack of understanding the information gap

[podcast] [click to continue…]

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generating blog traffic and leadsMethods for Generating Blog Traffic and Leads a “Hot” Subject

This is a topic that I frequently re-visit from time to time simply because so many people are looking for effective methods for generating blog traffic and leads – and most likely that includes you!

So what’s the deal? Are there really these secrets out there that “professional” bloggers and marketers hoard to themselves that are magical when it comes to generating traffic?

The answer is no. Generating blog traffic and leads is typically the result of a lot of hard work, but also smart work. While I push article marketing methods of traffic generation, and I still push it, is it the perfect answer for everyone? Of course it isn’t. What the answer is for me may not be the answer for you. [click to continue…]

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customer perceptionIs The Customer Perception of You Helping or Hurting?

What is the “customer perception” of your site, of what you are promoting and of you? How important is this perception and how deep does it cut into your profits?

If you haven’t figured it out yet, what you do online – everything you do online – is going to be perceived by the market(s) you are working to brand yourself to, so it’s sort of important to figure out just exactly how those folks do perceive you.

A lot of times that can be done through the social sharing, “liking,” and commenting of your site, blog posts, articles and anything else you do out there online.

But what about for the new marketer, for the person just getting started? What do they need to do in order to elicit more of this social interaction themselves? And believe me guys, as the months progress this is going to become more and more important as Google starts rolling out some changes within their algorithms – AGAIN! [click to continue…]

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The Power of Reciprocity – Podcast

If you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours!

That idea has been around a lot longer than the Internet has been, but the principle can still be applied to building up your social sites through reciprocal “friending” and following.

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Enjoy this one! And remember…

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