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Mastering PLR & MRR Products / Re: Review Sites - Has anyone tried them?
« on: February 17, 2010, 08:18:07 AM »
Ha, you caught me out!

I personally don't do the editing -- my daughter, who is a 4th year student at the Atlanta Institute of Art in Video Game Design -- does the editing for me, as well as much other print production work and some internet work. She's a wiz at Flash, whereas I tend to concentrate on the content and marketing. I just tell her what I want, and she manages to produce it.

She's off at school right now (she's a commuter student), but I'll ask about her procedure when she gets home.

Sorry not to have the answer at hand, but I want to post accurate information.

In the meantime, you may want to look in the training section here (I'm not sure if the subject is covered; I wouldn't be surprised if it is). There may be some actual PLR products in the monthly sections that would be of use. And there are plenty of resources about the web on Flash video editing. I'll check with my daughter; she may have some suggestions for tutorials.

gary

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Mastering PLR & MRR Products / Re: Review Sites - Has anyone tried them?
« on: February 16, 2010, 10:31:39 PM »
I had one set up for a while (affiliateprogramreviewblog.com). I purchased pre-written reviews from "Reviews in a Box", but re-wrote them extensively, edited the video and photos, and changed all the graphics. Then I solicited opinions from Warriors who actually used the product, since I couldn't personally buy them all.

I was started to get some decent traffic, and a few affiliate sales, when the site was so badly hacked we had to take it down. Just haven't had time to put  it back up (now there's a project for the weekend!).

Later...

gary

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I haven't watch the video, so perhaps it covers the subject of protecting your download page from non-purchasers:

Most folks just name the HTML page with some gobbledegook, thinking dishonest folk won't guess the name of the file. But there are other ways to discover that page.

You can put the page in a protected directory and provide the password only to  buyers, but your password tends to get passed around.

Or, you can get one of the many download link scripts that abound that will send a special link to the purchaser only after Paypal completes the purchase. The link expires after a certain number of tries or hours/days.

For ten years, I've successfully used a script called LinklokIPN, which does the above. The script is $34.95 from http://www.vibralogix.com and is updated regularly to match Paypal's updates. There is a matching script for 2CheckOut. It's fairly easy to set up and works on any site where you use a Paypal button.

I'm moving from Linklok, probably to DLGuard, because I want my purchaser to be automatically signed up to the website where they can download updates to my product, and Linklok won't do that, and because I'm moving that site to WordPress. But I highly recommend Linklok.

My $.02.

gary

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Mastering PLR & MRR Products / Re: Success with New Product Creation.
« on: February 16, 2010, 10:18:23 PM »
Sorry for not responding sooner -- I've been out all evening and just got back in.

valpubs, very well summarized, although that product makes considerably more gross revenue. I just want more -- I'm greedy like that!

Thanks!

gary

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New Member Intros / Re: Greetings from Atlanta, GA
« on: February 15, 2010, 08:41:19 PM »
I get bored easily so I like to do a lot of things......

Heh....

gary

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Off Topic Forum / Re: Reminder - How To Use A Forum To Promote Your 'Stuff'
« on: February 15, 2010, 05:48:28 PM »
I can promise you that you won't find a nicer group of people anywhere! Especially GraphicBass!

Awww, shucks, Mark. Y'all certainly make a fellow feel welcome around here. Glad to contribute what I can. I'm learning a bunch, so I like to "pay it foward"!

gary (graphicbass)

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Mastering PLR & MRR Products / Re: Biggest PLR Mistakes
« on: February 15, 2010, 05:38:31 PM »
Re: Time spent preparing an article....

My wife and make our living in graphics and editorial development and production for clients, in addition to our own product development. Since we make more money by churning out more work in fewer hours, productivity is very important. It's hard to make a living when you quote a design, or a piece of copywriting, for 10 hours and spend 20 preparing it!

We've learned from painful experience that you must set a "time budget" for your task, in this case, writing or spinning an article. For example, I allocate 7-12 minutes to re-write or spin a 250-word article; 10-14 minutes to write something on a subject I know, and 20-35 for something that needs to be researched. Out of this time, I get at least a dozen versions to use in various places, so I multiply my results.

Fast, but it focuses me on the task. Otherwise, I'll do what others here do and lovingly spend all day crafting the perfect sentence or paragraph.

It's not award-winning writing, but it gets the point across, and is mostly unique.

It's hard to stay focused at first, because you're aware of time ticking by. But soon enough, you gain the ability to screen out the clock and laser-focus on the task. Then you're done and can go get a treat! (Grape juice is my "reward.")

Just my $.02.

gary

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Mastering PLR & MRR Products / Re: Success with New Product Creation.
« on: February 15, 2010, 03:30:51 PM »
My wife and I created a business information product 10 years ago. It consistently generates mid-five figures at 90 percent net profit with only organic search listings driving traffic. I'm porting the whole thing to Wordpress and will then start marketing aggressively with all the new methods I've learned, and expect it to do much moe this coming year. There have been many months we would have run out of money befor running out of month without it. Info sales are well worth the effort. I also plan to get more from my customer list by offering some of the item from RRW.

Hope this helps.

Gary

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Mastering PLR & MRR Products / Re: Found a great article spinner
« on: February 15, 2010, 03:21:33 PM »
I second this opinion. I jumped on this at the beta...hands down, lives up to it's name: The Best Spinner.

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Mastering PLR & MRR Products / Re: Success Stories, Tips???
« on: February 15, 2010, 03:17:14 PM »
I would add to the list:

http://www.ejunkie.com

I'm switching all my commerce processing to them from linklokIPN. Free trial, then flat fee monthly and no commissions. Very easy set up and excellent shopping cart. Marketplace pages that rank well in search engines. Highly recommended.

Gary

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New Member Intros / Re: Greetings from Atlanta, GA
« on: February 15, 2010, 01:21:48 PM »
Hey Jim, thanks for the welcome. Glad to be here. (Deadline is met and time to browse.....)

gary

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New Member Intros / Re: Greetings from Atlanta, GA
« on: February 15, 2010, 10:48:15 AM »
Thanks for the tip about upload timing!

Working to meet some deadlines right now, but I'll be back to check out the new offerings.

gary

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New Member Intros / Re: Greetings from Atlanta, GA
« on: February 14, 2010, 05:44:05 PM »
Thanks for the welcome, Karen.

I spent some time today looking through all the past packages, and I wish I had discovered this resource a year ago. It would have saved me a lot of money I've spent on many of the packages that are included in the Gold membership! It's all OK, since these items contributed to my education, but this site is much more concise in training and products than randomly waiting for someone to promote a single product to me.

Although we regularly sell my current product, it's been a single product, resulting in "one-off" purchases with no repeat customers. However, I've already found some things I believe will help me capitalize on that customer list and increase the lifetime value of future customers by promoting -- and selling -- more than one product per customer. I'm already planning my first offer to that list.

And I think I've just scratched the surface. I have training to get through, articles to look at, tools to investigate, etc. It's funny how even after years in the industry and a year of intense study, I'm still finding cool things to learn and play with!

gary


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New Member Intros / Re: Greetings from Atlanta, GA
« on: February 14, 2010, 12:03:31 AM »
Thanks y'all y'all for your welcome. I'm looking forward to checking in often and contributing what I can.

The snow was very pretty when it came down yesterday. We got about 4" in my neighborhood, but it's almost all melted away oday. We don't tend to get walloped like folks in the east and midwest, except perhaps every ten years or so. But then, I work out of my home offices, so I'm spared having to make a commute!!!!

Didn't have much time today to explore the site, but tomorrow is an "off" day, and I'm salivating at the prospect of taking a good close look around.

Later...

gary

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New Member Intros / Greetings from Atlanta, GA
« on: February 13, 2010, 05:05:42 PM »
Just joined RRW as a result of an email promo I received and figure, "It's free; why not take a look?"

All I can say is: "WOW!" I immediately upgraded to Gold, and said "WOW!" again. What a wealth of information at an incredible price!

As to myself, I guess I'm sort of a ringer in that I've been involved in website design, production and marketing since 1996 (with my first site for an employer) and been a graphic designer/art director/creative director in print for more than 35 years. I produce and publish (with my wife) a niche product that's done very well online for 10 years, generating a good online income (and we're getting a new product ready for launch in about a month). My day job of 10 years as an independent creative director for magazines and marketing materials pays the bills well enough.

But all that client work takes time and hours. It's hard to substantially increase income, but expenses are up and up and ....

The publishing products do (and should do) well, but they're small niches, and you reach the point of diminishing returns in promoting to a limited market, no matter how well you do with it. We need more sources of income that don't involve a corresponding increase in hours or staffing up (need there, done that, never again!).

So I've been studying Internet Marketing intensely for the last year, spending way too much money on "guru" programs, trying out various approached to converting my client-based income into product-based income.

Since my career has been in publishing, I've come to the conclusion, belatedly, that I need to stay IN publishing. So I plan to not only create original products, but since they take so long and are so costly, I need to be able acquire and market smaller, already-done products.

RRW seems to be the answer to finding good content to market, and I'm very happy to have found it, and especially a community of like-minded folks.

So I plan on working through the training, examining the products, reading the forums, and launching more than a few websites. Hope y'all (that's Georgian for "you") don't mind me hanging around. And perhaps I can contribute a little from time to time.

gary (GraphicBass)

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