7
Oct

Using PPC Coach? Please RTFM!

PPC Coach is the best thing to come along that really gets into the nuts and bolts of paid search marketing, however, there are still some that simply don’t get it.

It’s important to know your limitations and one of mine is still in the area of pay-per-click even though I’ve had some limited success. Because of that minor success I am now getting a steady stream of private messages in the forums at PPC Coach from people wanting me to coach them on “how I did it.” The PM’s all say something like this, “Wow dude, congrats on your success. I can’t figure out month 1, could you help me?” or “Such and such isn’t working for me in Adwords, what do you think the problem is?” The interesting thing is that 90% of these questions are coming from people with less than 3 posts in the forums.

I certainly don’t mind questions, but it’s painfully obvious when people aren’t doing their homework and immediately look somewhere else for answers. If you don’t dig for the gold yourself, you aren’t going to find it.

Now, when you join PPC Coach you will see there are videos for nearly every aspect of the program and complete walk-throughs showing you how to set things up and use various tools available to members. There is also an extensive forum that covers everything and more dealing with PPC. Within that forum are the specific threads for each month of the program going into great detail on how to make each specific technique work and you can even ask questions on those threads if you don’t understand something.

Beyond that, once you spend a few hours in the forums, you soon begin to realize who the serious money makers are and you can then click over to their profiles and do a search so you can read everything these guys have written. And the nice thing about the PPC Coach forums is that the experts (some making between $50,000 and $100,000 per month) are very candid with their information. I’ve read tips and tricks from these experts I’ve never read on any blog. And beyond that, PPC Coach members have Coach who makes over $100,000 per month and almost begs people to PM or email him if they don’t understand something.

All this available information and resources are essentially the PPC Coach manual. Coach stresses to new members to look at all the videos and spend a few hours in the forums before trying out any of the month 1 techniques just so you can get a feel of what everyone else is doing and what makes for success in the program. This is what people are paying $50 a month for. This is how the system works and if you don’t use the system you won’t succeed.

So what would you think about someone who pays $50 a month for a coaching program and then doesn’t use the resources? Success isn’t going to happen for those who continue to do business as usual. Sometimes it’s really obvious why people don’t succeed. Unfortunately it’s not all that obvious to the individual it’s happening to.

Please, if you are spending $50, or more, for any coaching program, use the resources and RTFM!

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12
May

Tomorrow Is It For The Webmaster Talk Contest

Finally after a long 33 days, The Webmaster Talk contest is coming to an end. I know I’ve been blabbing a lot about this one, but this is a huge contest with $25,000 in prizes going to 5 fortunate winners. That’s right 5 winners will each get $5,000 in prizes including a sweet MacBook air and some other killer prizes including:

$750 in cash combined from MaxBounty and Pepperjam Network
24 custom T-Shirts
An Apple iPod Touch from Rocket Profit
A Professional Shopping Cart Solution from Interspire
The Flip camera from Advaliant
The complete multi-pack of the Revolution Theme
$500 in gift certificates to Text Link Ads
A Nintendo DS Lite
3 Months Of free training in Aaron Wall’s SEOBook
and I think that’s it.

The contest has been based on a points system and the top 5 people with the most points totaled each win one of the $5,000 prize packages. If you have already entered the contest and want to earn a few more points before it ends tomorrow night at midnight, then check out the full rules here.

In the mean time you can get a ton of great information at Webmaster-Talk.com forums including help on CSS, HTML, PHP, website design, directories, making money online, blogging and a whole host of other topics. There are more than 50,000 members registered at Webmaster Talk and more than 130,000 threads. It’s definitely no fly by night forum and worth joining in on the discussion, even if you aren’t into contests.

You can join Webaster Talk forums here.

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7
May

One Week Left For Webmaster Talk Contest

If you’d like to have a chance to win one of 5 great prize packages that include a Macbook Air and are valued at $5,000 each, you have just under 7 days to do so. Webmaster Talk has recently merged with the Earners Forum and is offering some great prizes besides the MacBook Air such as:

A Flip Camera
An Apple iPod Touch
$500 cash from MaxBounty
$250 cash from Pepperjam Network
24 Free T-Shirts from Ndesigns
The cool revolution blog theme
A professional shopping cart from Interspire
3 Months of Aaron Wall’s SEO training

and much more.

This is one of the best contests I’ve ever seen on the net and if you want to win one of these great prizes, you better get on it. The end of the contest is May 13th at midnight and all entries must be submitted to Webmaster Talk by May 16th at 12 noon. There are a variety of things you have to do to earn points that go towards you winning one of the prize packages. You can get all the details of the contest by reading all the rules here.

The number one rule to enter the contest is to be a member of Webmaster Talk forums and you can join right here. Even if you aren’t interested in the contest, you should certainly be interested in Webmaster Talk because they are about as extensive as any forums I’ve ever been a part of. For the online marketer or someone wanting to learn how to build a web site they are a great repository of information, tips, tricks, Photoshop advice, CSS advice, affiliate marketing advice and lots more. With over 58,000 members, there is probably someone there that can answer any question you have.

Of course you can always offer your expertise in the forums as well and that’s always a good way for people to get to know you and trust you. And trust helps you build your brand and will ultimately make your business more successful. So head on over to Webmaster Talk forums and don’t forget to check out the contest.

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3
May

10 More Days For The Webmaster Talk Contest

If you want to get in on one of the biggest contests going on right now, you have only 10 more days left to do so. Webmaster Talk has merged with EarnersForum.com and is giving away some pretty incredible prizes to 5 lucky people. And one of those prizes in each of the 5 $5,000 prize stashes will be a MacBook Air, so you definitely don’t want to miss this one. 

This is probably one of the most serious prize give-aways I’ve seen since I’ve been blogging and besides the Macbook Air there are other great prizes including:

Interspire Shopping Cart
3 month membership in Aaron Wall’s Seo Training
A Flip Camera
A cool iPod Touch
Nintendo DS Lite
Cash from various affiliate networks
A gift certificate to Text Link Ads
and a few more gems

The contest ends on May 13 at midnight and all entries must be submitted by May 16th. You of course, must be a member of Webmaster Talk forums to enter the contest, but you get 10 points for doing so. I’ve learned a ton of stuff in forums including everything from design problems, to getting help figuring out PPC campaigns, to Adsense optimization techniques to general newsy items about web marketing and more.

And since I’ve been perusing WebMaster Talk, it is one of the best ones out there with some 57,000 members and more than 130,000 threads. I’m sure you can find the answers to your most perplexing webmaster, graphics and affiliate marketing questions with that kind of participation, so check it out.

Read the full rules of the contest here and join the Webmaster Talk forums here.

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22
Apr

Get Your Blog Reviewed At Webmaster-Talk.com

Get Your Blog ReviewedWant to get some free traffic to your blog or web site and actually have people take a good look at it? I know you’ve seen the cheesy, get 25,000 visitors to your site for $29.95 scam deals, but this is a way to get real visitors to review your site and give you pointers on what you can do to improve it and make it better. No, you won’t get tens of thousands of visitors with these reviews, but you will get real opinions from real people.

If you head over to Webmaster Talk forums you can get your blog and or web site reviewed for free, but there are some rules. You can’t just hop over there, sign up and start spamming the forums with your blog or site urls, you have to participate and add value to the forums first by reviewing 3 blogs before you can submit your own.

You can also get your web site reviewed for free as well, and you also have to review 3 web sites  before asking for your own web site to be reviewed. You can’t do 1 blog review and 2 website reviews and then submit your own blog and web site. You must review 3 of each before submitting your own. Preferably you should look for threads and review those sites or blogs that haven’t been looked at yet or had a response to. That’s not always possible, but be on the look out for empty, non-responded threads.

Oh, and no lame, “Cool site” or “Like the colors” type responses. Please add value to the forum and review a site as you would expect to get yours reviewed.

You can join Webmaster Talk forums here.

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