November 28, 2008 - Written by Gyutae Park
As you may know, today is Black Friday in the US, usually the busiest retail shopping day of the year where many companies put up exclusive deals and sales. It’s not uncommon to see hordes of people lined up in front of malls and electronics stores to bust through doors and snatch up the latest gadgets and holiday gifts before it’s too late. Last year I experienced the mania first-hand when I camped outside a Circuit City to buy a new LCD HDTV. Sure it was a great deal, but was it really worth it? The line stretched hundreds of feet with crazy people who were willing to pull all-nighters waiting in the freezing cold up until the break of dawn. It was a great experience (although I’d never do it again) but if you think about it, it’s pretty insane. These rabid people wait in line for hours on end, just to save a few bucks on some new toys.
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November 27, 2008 - Written by Gyutae Park
First of all, I want to wish everyone in the US a happy Thanksgiving. We have so much to be thankful for living in an amazing country with freedoms and luxuries we take for granted everyday. Many of us are also blessed to have wonderful friends, family, careers, and businesses. A simple “thank you” to loved ones, partners, and coworkers goes a long way. And oh yeah, thanks for reading this blog!
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November 25, 2008 - Written by Gyutae Park
In April of 2008, I had the privilege of attending the Elite Retreat Internet marketing conference held in San Francisco. Best of all, I went for free (normally $5,000) because of a sweet contest held by John Chow and Rocket Profit. You can read my review of the event here: Elite Retreat Review – Is It Really Worth $5,000?
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November 24, 2008 - Written by Gyutae Park
One of the best ways to gain new leads for your blog or website is to come up with a free product of some sort. It can be anything from a free ebook to a free t-shirt depending on your specific niche. What you then want to do is offer your free product to interested users who will opt in to your email list to get it. You can easily set this up using Feedburner RSS by Email or an email list service like Aweber. People respond extremely well to incentives so this is a very effective method to significantly increase your subscriber base. If you don’t offer a free product for new signups, you’re leaving a lot of quality leads on the table.
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November 19, 2008 - Written by Gyutae Park
Yesterday I came across a post on Copyblogger entitled Is Blogging Keeping You Poor? and it opened my eyes to quite a few things that bloggers often fail to realize. Are you spinning your wheels, working hard writing posts but not really getting anywhere? It could be because you’re overlooking the following 3 concepts.
- Bloggers fail to grow because they’re too self-reliant
- Blogging is just one piece of the money-making puzzle
- Blogging requires an enormous amount of creative energy
Let me explain…
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November 17, 2008 - Written by Gyutae Park
After launching the Internet Marketing Top Blogs list, I received quite a few questions about the script behind it and how I put it all together. The tool has been extremely effective in gathering exposure for Winning the Web and I envision it to be a top resource for the community for many years to come. What you may not know however, is that there’s no way I could have possibly created that list myself. I’m not much of a programmer and even if I was, I wouldn’t want to spend time away from my business to work on it. What I did was I hired an extremely competent programmer from India to take care of the grunt work for me. He has simply amazed me with his skills and work ethic and I couldn’t be happier with the results. It definitely was not cheap (I paid in the low 4 figures range) but in the long run I believe the benefits will be worth the investment.
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November 17, 2008 - Written by Gyutae Park
With the success Jeremy Schoemaker of Shoemoney has experienced over the last couple of years, it’s no wonder that he’s recently launched a membership site that includes a suite of useful tools for SEO, PPC, and link building. Now you can get access to the private tools that Shoemoney himself has been using to make millions with his online business.
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November 12, 2008 - Written by Gyutae Park
Last year (April 2008) I had the wonderful opportunity of attending Shoemoney’s Elite Retreat in San Francisco. At $5,000 a pop, Elite Retreat is considered by far one of the most expensive Internet marketing conferences on the planet. But is it worth it? An all-star cast of guys like Shoemoney, Aaron Wall, Neil Patel, and Andy Liu spill their “secrets” and definitely make it worth your while.
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November 11, 2008 - Written by Gyutae Park
Yesterday, you may have heard the buzz around the launch of Internet Marketing Top Blogs, the ultimate ranked list of the best Internet marketing blogs in the industry. The list uses a combination of 10 quality metrics that are weighted according to their importance and then combined in a way to give each blog a relative score in points (out of 1,000). IM Top Blogs uses data from Feedburner, Alexa, Compete, Technorati, Google PR, Yahoo links, StumbleUpon, delicious, outgoing links, and user votes to accurately rank each blog on the list.
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November 10, 2008 - Written by Gyutae Park
I’d like to use this post to thank all Winning the Web sponsors for the month of October. My blogging wouldn’t be possible without all of your support! If you’d like to advertise your Internet marketing-related product or service on Winning the Web, be sure to check the advertising page for the latest rates.
Thanks to the October sponsors!
- Submit Edge
- Romow Web Directory
- Motive Interactive
- Net Spray
- Million Dollar Blog Log
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