Author Archives: Phil Lancaster
Author Archives: Phil Lancaster
When I started The Scam Warrior, I had one aim in mind.
That was to review third party products in the internet marketing world, expose the ones that were scams and recommend the ones that were good or simply to provide enough information for you to make an informed decision. In fact, I'm about to review one such product, called Snowball Traffic.
But I've been asked to also cover personal scams, as there are so many of them and they cost so many people anxiety, dignity and of course money.
It can be difficult to understand how anyone can fall for some of these, as they seem so obvious. But clearly it's a numbers game. If the scammer sends out millions of emails and gets just a 1% response, they can derive a substantial income.
Here's the email I received from Vigilancia:
In the previous post Internet Marketing: Registering Your Domain Name we looked at using a domain name host.
A domain name host like Namecheap holds all of the details of your new domain name and most importantly, translates the human-readable address domainname.com into the actual digital address where your website is stored. This is referred to as your DNS (Domain Name Server).
Domain Name Hosts will frequently offer web hosting as well.
Just as a good street address is important to a bricks and mortar business, a good domain name is important to an online business.
But what makes a good domain name?
Well, first of all, it has to reflect your business. When a prospective visitor sees it, they should be in no doubt as to what your business is about.
In addition, these are the other desirable characteristics:
OK, so in the last post Internet Marketing: Where to Start Part 1 we covered the considerations involved in selecting a niche.
But you probably want to know exactly HOW to go about it.
Well, it's all about:
There, you knew I'd get technical sooner or later, didn't you?
You see, the thing you want to do with your website is to rank highly in the search engines for particular keywords related to your niche.
Which means you need to find keywords (and note that while we call them "words" we actually mean phrases, so that, for example, "exercise routines for seniors" is a "keyword") that have a good number of searches but not so much competition.
But how do we find out?
Easy. You use the free Jaaxy keyword tool. JAAXY CLICK HERE.
Here's what you do:
If you are starting any sort of business, whether it's bricks and mortar or an online business, the first question you have to ask yourself is "What is my business all about?"
In the online world, it's called choosing your niche and, although it's very important, bear in mind that it may be just the first of many online businesses that you are going to own.
Unlike the bricks and mortar world, it costs very little to start an online business so the chances are that you will eventually own several.
This of course has the advantage that each one only needs to earn a small amount for it to all add up to a decent income. And if just one of them takes off, you can do very well indeed.
There are many things that a person wanting to start an internet marketing business needs to learn but unfortunately there are also many traps for the unwary.
The Scam Warrior website is dedicated to helping you navigate this maze.
I will be writing many articles that cover the basics for new entrepreneurs in this wonderful world of internet marketing, from the best way to register a domain name to setting up a website and WordPress tips and tricks. And, of course, the wonderful world of SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and getting your site ranked on Google.
One thing you will find is that there are an incredible number of scammers who will promise that their particular "secret" or their new "underground" software will deliver thousand dollar paydays for no work other than pushing a button.
Their site will often be beautifully designed and the ad copy compellingly written. The price will be low and there will usually be a money back guarantee. But all will not be as it seems.
It's my intention to fill this site with articles that will provide in-depth reviews of internet business related products.
Each product will be examined for truth, effectiveness and value for money.
If it's a scam, I will call it out as such.
If it's not, I'll give it a one to five star rating and provide a clear recommendation.
Importantly, I'll tell you what the upsells are, how much they cost and what extra functionality they provide. Very often, a product will have a low introductory price (something like $27 or $37) but only after you buy it does the real selling job begin. Some products typically have up to 7 or 8 upsells and they might be $67, $197 or even $997! The sales copy will be very convincing and designed to make you feel like a fool for not taking up the offer.
There are some products or memberships that I wouldn't be without. They are in large part responsible for my success and I will be happy to recommend them to you and explain their functionality.
I retired a few years back after a successful 48 year career in IT.
Now I spend my time surfing, bike riding, going to the gym, publishing my books on Amazon and building income-producing websites.