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Lately, I’ve been working more and more with local clients (thanks to this one blog post about lean startup dentist that went viral). Some of them are what you’d consider the upper echelon in terms of income potential & educational achievements: dentists, dermatologists, plastic surgeons, etc etc. One of them has so many initials (ex. John Smith, MD, MA, Ph.
When I got started in business, I really didn’t have a choice. It was either put up or shut up. Make or break. Sink or swim. Not because I thought this was nice to have…or that it was my destiny to be who I am today, but I just HAD to make my business successful. Since then, I’ve had my share of ups and downs. Sold some businesses, built some cool products, and made a boat load of money.
I’m on the road again! This time I am off to Colorado for The Performance Marketing Summit 2014 in Denver. This one-day affiliate marketing event will take place on Tuesday June 17th and the conference is limited to only 100 people! No surprise that this thing sold-out all ready (but there is a wait list).
I was only 7 years old at the time. My brother’s friend scored field passes to the Denver Broncos training camp. (No, he didn’t win it in a radio contest, he earned it by surviving a plane crash.) I was wandering around the field, dodging practice routes and scrimmages. I sheepishly approached one player after another asking for their autograph.
Last week I shared with you how I monitor my ppc landing pages for 404 errors and broken links in my ads. While wasting money buying clicks to 404 pages should be a crime, having lots of 404 pages on your site can hurt you in other ways as well. For example, if you have a page that is ranking in search results and resolves to a 404, it will frustrate the user and you will be ...
A couple months ago I filled out the speaker request form to speak June 17th in Denver for the Performance Marketing Summit 2014. This is a local gathering that is limited to 100 attendees. I got accepted to talk about monetizing affiliate traffic and booked my flight complete with an extra couple days so I could connect with other companies, friends, and relatives in the Denver area.
I grew up in Queens, NY. I hated that place at the time. If midwest is the heart of America, Queens was definitely the anus of America. Dirty, dangerous, crowded. Not quite the slums, but not quite what you would call pleasant either. I remember stories of muggings, thefts, in-home invasions, assault & battery, etc. were pretty darn common.
First off, I did an interview with Zac Johnson in late May where I discussed things that I have never talked about. I also dropped some pretty big bombs: The new direction with PAR Program, which is a big shift and pivot from what we are doing now. The finale on how I raised $500+k for the PAR Program.
The World Cup is here. Crazy soccer players, psychotic fans, and of course, BILLIONS of dollars to be made. If you’re an entrepreneur, THIS is the best time to tap into the minds of people for their sheep mentality…for what else? Business opportunity. The World Cup in all its glory of ticket sales, broadcast rights, advertising, merchandising, and of course, all that alcoho ...
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Paying for traffic is expensive. There is nothing worse than sending traffic to a broken link or page that is down. You would think this would be common sense, but at least once a month I click on a ppc ad that goes to a 404 page or a page with some other error code. It happens to the best of us.
Last week a person claiming to be a Google AdSense employee leaked information posting all of Google’s policies and making some strong allegations that Google is outright stealing money from publishers. Shortly after Google responded to Techcrunch saying it was call made up… basically. I found that in itself interesting because of all the court cases and other stuff about Ad ...
How did Hitler massacre Jews? Gas chambers. How do some southern animal shelters get rid of unwanted dogs & cats? Gas chambers. How does Yelp rape businesses? (Digital) gas chamber, a.k.a. Yelp.com If you aren’t aware, Yelp (a local business review site) is the biggest & baddest “do evil” mother f*cking business of all time.
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People like instructions to be broken down into simple steps, clearly spelled out. Marketers get this and so do people that write about marketing. Here’s one called, “4 steps to creating an email strategy that drives action” from the Constant Contact blog. Do the steps work? “With over 15 years of experience working in animal rescue, Laura Carlock knows how important peopl ...
Ladies and Gentleman - I can finally say the time has come to announce where we will be hosting our 10th Elite Retreat event!!! I know, I have been saying this for the last two years but the time has FINALLY come. Get excited! We have the best line up of speakers yet. This year’s Elite Retreat 10 will be in Miami Beach, Florida at the Fontainebleau Miami Resort.
One of my favorite annual events is the A4d affiliate meetup in San Diego at the Hard Rock Hotel. Join 300-400 successful affiliates for this years event on June 21st. Check out the The full itinerary for the A4D meet up and registration page here at http://www.a4d.com/meetup Sessions are are 45 mins so there’s a lot of depth coming from each speaker.
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TaeWoo wrote an article on Why Affiliates Make The Best Entrepreneurs. And I agree with a majority of the arguments, as I probably fall into every thing he said about what makes (good) affiliates into (good) entrepreneurs. But dealing with affiliates the past several years of my life, I’ve also noticed that there are some patterns I see now that I’m starting my own SaaS busi ...
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