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Forum: New Member Introductions 28th May 2008, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,612
Posted By Maverick
Hi, Do you have a starting project you care...

Hi,

Do you have a starting project you care to discuss first? You will find many intelligent and encouraging souls here willing to help.

Regards,
Maverick
Forum: Ecommerce 12th September 2006, 01:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,264
Posted By Maverick
Thanks Hink

Thanks Hink. Great input.

Regards,
Maverick
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 9th September 2006, 09:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,608
Posted By Maverick
Maverick says...

Brown, Good Point!

I normally work directly with the corporations myself, in a networking environment but how do you handle things when you are introduced to the program by a 2nd party who is...
Forum: Direct Mail 27th August 2006, 10:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,172
Posted By Maverick
Maverick says...

Superior Shine

I've experienced the same results in my ealier years. A weak or negative response isn't uncommon for a new business because no one knows you.

now days I perform market research...
Forum: Direct Mail 16th August 2006, 10:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 14,754
Posted By Maverick
Maverick says...

imbobbyus

I just picked up a new contract that will delay my affiliate program for a couple of months. I am installing their classified now at http://FindersExchange.com

This is a new site and...
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 14th August 2006, 06:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,989
Posted By Maverick
Maverick says...

Food for thought,

The first thing I suggest a person do is find a NICHE market they don't mind serving. Learn what current problems are, THEN find solutions to market to them.

This isn't the...
Forum: Direct Mail 14th August 2006, 01:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 14,754
Posted By Maverick
Maverick says...

I'm about to install the affiliate software from:

http://www.webscribble.com/products/webaffiliate/index.shtml#affiliate_software

Don't let the low price tag fool you. I have their classifieds...
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 13th August 2006, 01:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,989
Posted By Maverick
Maverick says...

I'm using 1and1.com

I don't like them much, but they are the best I've found to date. I've NEVER found a hosting company that is reliable and has good tech support, no matter how much I've paid....
Forum: Direct Mail 13th August 2006, 12:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,172
Posted By Maverick
Maverick says...

First off to Comfort Zone,

Your idea was simply brilliant!!! I have many clients in the construction industry and am highly impressed. Now that’s Maverick Marketing!

Busy B

I've done more...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th August 2006, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,216
Posted By Maverick
Maverick says...

I totally agree with the consensus on this thread so far. I stopped this process a couple of years ago. Both Jörn, and Kerri have hit the nail on the head to my way of thinking. Good advice....
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 13th August 2006, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,762
Posted By Maverick
Maverick says...

I've used PPC and found it can generate substantial traffic to a website. There are multiple issues in considering the value of a PPC lead and program. Personally, I never evaluate a program with...
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 13th August 2006, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,989
Posted By Maverick
Maverick says...

AmeriCountry

Why don't you give us a little info on the type of business you are considering setting up, AND how many different websites you plan to ultimately own?

Not all hosting companies...
Forum: New Member Introductions 13th August 2006, 11:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,366
Posted By Maverick
Maverick says...

Welcome hopefulyouth,

Glad you asked that question. I come across it a LOT. In actuality, the answer to your question would fill a book. The best way to approach this subject in increments, part...
Forum: New Member Introductions 13th August 2006, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,558
Posted By Maverick
Maverick says...

Welcome Joe,

I just watched "You've Got Mail". night before last. Great movie. I near the end of my latest novel, a similar book (romantic comedy) entitled "Suttons Bay," that will become a...
Forum: New Member Introductions 13th August 2006, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,656
Posted By Maverick
Maverick says...

Welcome Mousee,

Nice to see you here. Come back often. We look forward to your interaction.

Regards,
MAverick
Forum: Direct Mail 13th August 2006, 11:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 14,754
Posted By Maverick
Maverick says...

imbobbyus,

Have you considered setting up an affiliate program, and convincing other newsletter publishers and high traffic websites to become affiliates and market your products?

Maverick
Forum: Newsletters and Email Marketing 13th August 2006, 11:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,145
Posted By Maverick
Maverick says...

Jörn,

You have a beautiful website. Since your newsletter is such an effective tool, have you considered putting up a small subscription form on your homepage? Recent studies have revealed that...
Forum: Direct Mail 11th August 2006, 11:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 14,754
Posted By Maverick
Maverick says...

The responses would vary from 3% for 1st mailings from a purchased mailing list to 12% when I mailed a packet to a lead responding to a magazine ad.

On one project, our advertising budget was...
Forum: General Offline Marketing 11th August 2006, 08:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,207
Posted By Maverick
Maverick says...

Personally, I agree with Scott about short tag lines, but I couldn't come up with one today. I do feel that a great tag line can, at times be a little longer.

"Merrill Lynch is Bullish on America"...
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 11th August 2006, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,064
Posted By Maverick
Maverick says...

There's a ton of information on the Net about the power of Affiliate marketing. MOST of it is self-serving junk! With that said, I am a strong proponent of affiliate marketing(AM).

It works...
Forum: Direct Mail 11th August 2006, 03:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 14,754
Posted By Maverick
Maverick says...

I mailed between 2000 and 10,000 pieces of direct mail per week for about 7 years, using my own automated equipment. I like postcard mailings when you have a good mailing list. Normally, I use a...
Forum: Direct Mail 11th August 2006, 03:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 14,754
Posted By Maverick
Maverick says...

Sorry, I've not used them. I've used a couple I liked, buy not lately. I'll see if I can locate them check their current pricing and get back to you.

Regards,
Maverick
Forum: General Offline Marketing 11th August 2006, 03:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,207
Posted By Maverick
Maverick says...

I'm usually a little more creative than I am today. But Ill try.

How do you feel about:

(No time reference mentioned here)

"Banks protect your money, Warden Financial Protects Your Wealth"...
Forum: General Offline Marketing 11th August 2006, 10:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,207
Posted By Maverick
Maverick says...

I was thinking along the lines of Scott's suggestion. A few ideas,

Warden Financial
"Guardians of Your Financial Future!"

Or along the lines

"Banks guard your money. Warden Financial Guards...
Forum: Newsletters and Email Marketing 11th August 2006, 10:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,930
Posted By Maverick
Maverick says...

I like the JV (Joint Venture) approach too! Instead of paying for advertising, I like to locate Ezines where the owner is willing to offer my product on a commission basis as an affiliate.

I...
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