About Larry_T
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Hi, My name is Larry. I guess you would say I'm from the "Old Dog" generation.. Ha..ha. I actually retired in 2005, "Kind of". Actually

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I have not received any emails since around 8:30 AM 6/10/2015. Is anyone else having problems with the email system.

No issues here....

No issues-I have all my e-mails forwarded, just didn't like the Webmail.

no no problem here.

I've been receiving them as well. My last email was 6/10/2015 at 8:30 PM GMT -5 hours (US, EST). Perhaps your email settings were somehow turned off? (Profile picture > Account Settings > Email Notification Settings)

Hope the problem disappears as quickly as it came!

Dennis

No problems on this end with the WA emails.

No, I'm having trouble with just the plain internet. But I'm getting my emails from WA.

I'm still getting more than enough emails from WA.
In fact I'm getting ready to reduce the amount of emails I get from WA.

Hi Larry,

I have noticed that emails seem to have slowed down, but I am still receiving the odd one.

However, one of my sites has disappeared altogether but it shows up on Site Manager and I cannot even log in it.

I am now beginning to wonder if there are issues with the servers again.

Hope this helps.

Lis.

I had a bit of a problem this morn but seem to clear up just before noon. I think google was working on the system and has been for a bit.

Thanks Tim. I kind of figured if anyone else was having problems they wouldn't see my question. Thanks for responding.

Looks like I am getting email's because I just got your email so is that what you are talking about?

Hi Caroline, I figured if anyone responded then there email system was working ok. Sounds like I am the only one. Thanks for responding.

Hi Larry... Did you resolve the issue? I am not receiving emails even when sent from the same domain.

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Is anyone having trouble receiving email messages?

Is anyone having trouble receiving email messages?

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I have not received any emails since around 8:30 AM 6/10/2015. Is anyone else having problems with the email system.

No issues here....

No issues-I have all my e-mails forwarded, just didn't like the Webmail.

no no problem here.

I've been receiving them as well. My last email was 6/10/2015 at 8:30 PM GMT -5 hours (US, EST). Perhaps your email settings were somehow turned off? (Profile picture > Account Settings > Email Notification Settings)

Hope the problem disappears as quickly as it came!

Dennis

No problems on this end with the WA emails.

No, I'm having trouble with just the plain internet. But I'm getting my emails from WA.

I'm still getting more than enough emails from WA.
In fact I'm getting ready to reduce the amount of emails I get from WA.

Hi Larry,

I have noticed that emails seem to have slowed down, but I am still receiving the odd one.

However, one of my sites has disappeared altogether but it shows up on Site Manager and I cannot even log in it.

I am now beginning to wonder if there are issues with the servers again.

Hope this helps.

Lis.

I had a bit of a problem this morn but seem to clear up just before noon. I think google was working on the system and has been for a bit.

Thanks Tim. I kind of figured if anyone else was having problems they wouldn't see my question. Thanks for responding.

Looks like I am getting email's because I just got your email so is that what you are talking about?

Hi Caroline, I figured if anyone responded then there email system was working ok. Sounds like I am the only one. Thanks for responding.

Hi Larry... Did you resolve the issue? I am not receiving emails even when sent from the same domain.

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I have made a decision to promote high quality products within my niche. These products tend to run from low end ($500+) through mid range ($1000-$3000) on to high end ($4000 an

I think you're on a tough assignment but then again think how many "top-of-line" buyers there are out there. Just give these top-lline guys / or gals THE reason they have to have this top model (and don't be shy!) Glyn

Good thought, Glynn. I've never been much of a sales-guy but I guess if I want to make a sale or two, I will need to learn how to be a "slicer and dicer" kind a guy. Only with the high quality products. Ha-ha Thanks for the response.

HI hmasters has great insite. But you will have to look for products that you believe in and find an affiliate program that pays you the most commision. Let them know they really wnat want you are promoting.

Thanks Claudia, I pretty limited on Affiliates because of the nexus laws herein California. Amazon is really my only choice at this time. Commission isn't great. Thanks for the response Claudia.

Larry, my main item for a few yrs. has been water ionizers that range from $3,000 to $4300. I have a friend who is blind and sells more by phone than I ever have. Her customers have never met her and have never seen the product. It is her belief in the benefits and her enthusiasm that seems to do the trick for her.
What I have found is that people have already decided the price is not prohibitive for them or they would not be looking this seriously. So the main thing they want to know are the touted benefits and the evidence of them. The next thing is a factual and non-biased opinion of the comparisons and features. Then the reputation for satisfaction and service that the company has. Hope this helps.
Harold

It helps more than you can imagine, Harold. Thank you very much for the advice.

Hi Harold
So, does it matter if you can't see the product in person. I'm in Ireland thinking about promoting wedding rings on sale in USA. There are no real affiliate programs in Ireland and the audience is small so it wouldn't make sense to go that route. Thanks : )

I am no expert but I will give you a free opinion. I think it is possible to sell people something they have never seen but that the number of possible buyers is certainly decreased. I believe we are hard wired differently. For me, I need to see and feel most products before I buy, unless it is something like electronics where there is so much info available with reviews, etc. On the other hand I have a niece who buys almost everything she uses from QVC online and then returns what she doesn't like. I hate having to return things. It also has a lot to do with how much enthusiasm you have for the product and that comes through to to people. The last thing, and this is huge, is how much trust you have developed with your potential customers and what recourse they have if they buy and don't like the product. Hope these thoughts are of some help. Good luck to you.
Harold

Harold thanks so much, I have been having doubts about this niche for a week now but would still love to do it- maybe I'll just leave it to one side until I'm more experienced and go for something else for now.
Thanks again for all the sound advice - it all made perfect sense.

Brenda

Great thoughts, Harold. I'm saving this thread of email exchanges so I can look it over from time to time. Thanks guy.

You can always give them options. Like the 3 top products of varying price ranges. Do three separate reviews and at the end of the reviews lead them to a comparison review of the three. And of course your affiliate links to all three, that way you're win win regardless of your customers choice.

Another great idea. Thanks Guy.

Yeah, your "customers" will already know the product. It's your reputation that they are going to be eyeing.

You're right Thomas. Thing is, the "customers don't know me from Adam". So somehow, I need to provide good info about quality products. Thanks for the response.

Build the know like and trust relationship before you try to sell.

Don't worry, Larry, these people will have done their homework on "your" reputation before dropping any sizeable amount of money through you. They would have checked out any complaints against you, any BBB reports, etc.

Hopefully your right about that Thomas. Thanks again.

Actually the answers given, I think is true. Your visitors already understands your site

The key to your success is that you already know the market. One way of checking products without buying is physically spending some time in a shop. Do an inspection as if you're buying and take notes, then compare online.

Very good thought Sharon. I actually did this on one product and then it turned out to be something that did not fit my criteria. Oh well, lessons learned. I should have researched it more before I actually went to see it personally.

Anyone you attract to your site will most likely already know the prices of the products and can afford them. Your job is to give them quality information to satisfy them enough to buy from you. You have to remember, someone who can't afford the products you promote isn't looking for those products anyways. Hope this helps!

Very good input Michael. You are right the folks that visit my site already understand the price of the various products. Thanks for the insight.

Anytime Larry

As Zack says, it is about quality content. You don't really promote it. You give the visitor information, the pros and cons, personal experience, etc. and then you give it a Star or Percentage rating and let your visitor decide it if it right for them.

If you use the product yourself you can certainly recommend it based on your own experience. ~Jude

I see, Jude. That is what was bothering me with the reviews. I really have not used all of the various products. So there was no way I could recommend them from personal experience. But I can develop a comparison chart of sorts and let the visitor chose for themselves. Very good. Between you and Zack, I already have a better idea what I need to do. Thank you very much.

You certainly don't have to buy every product you review. You do need to do the research. You can check out other reviews and forums where the product is discussed. That will give you a pretty good idea of the kinds of questions and answers people have about the product and you can address those concerns or praises in your review. ~Jude

More good thoughts. Thank you Jude.

Ask your visitors for their experience with the products. Testimonials from real people are important.

The majority of the process will be the same, but I would think having in depth reviews of the products you promote would lead to much better conversions. Also, make sure to target keywords that would be searched by people late in the buying process. Nobody impulse purchases a $3000 item.

Very good insight Zack. I agree that in depth reviews are one of the keys to conversions. Also targeting people late in the buying process makes sense, but how do you find these people and what type of keywords would target them? By the way Zack, I checked out your profile and am very impressed. Computer Science makes for a great career. I spent many years designing and maintaining large scale Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Systems for large power and pumping plants on the California Aqueduct. Good luck with your career in Computer Science.

This course helps explain the "customer purchase lifecycle." In other words it explains how to target people who are at the near purchasing point of looking into a product. It should definitely help you out. Good luck.

Thank you very much Zack. I will check it out tomorrow. Thanks again.

No one impulse purchases a $3000 item. Lololol

You are so right. Thanks for the insight.

I just laughed as I read his comment at that part. I should have put "...."

I apologize.

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How do you promote expensive products online?

How do you promote expensive products online?

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I have made a decision to promote high quality products within my niche. These products tend to run from low end ($500+) through mid range ($1000-$3000) on to high end ($4000 an

I think you're on a tough assignment but then again think how many "top-of-line" buyers there are out there. Just give these top-lline guys / or gals THE reason they have to have this top model (and don't be shy!) Glyn

Good thought, Glynn. I've never been much of a sales-guy but I guess if I want to make a sale or two, I will need to learn how to be a "slicer and dicer" kind a guy. Only with the high quality products. Ha-ha Thanks for the response.

HI hmasters has great insite. But you will have to look for products that you believe in and find an affiliate program that pays you the most commision. Let them know they really wnat want you are promoting.

Thanks Claudia, I pretty limited on Affiliates because of the nexus laws herein California. Amazon is really my only choice at this time. Commission isn't great. Thanks for the response Claudia.

Larry, my main item for a few yrs. has been water ionizers that range from $3,000 to $4300. I have a friend who is blind and sells more by phone than I ever have. Her customers have never met her and have never seen the product. It is her belief in the benefits and her enthusiasm that seems to do the trick for her.
What I have found is that people have already decided the price is not prohibitive for them or they would not be looking this seriously. So the main thing they want to know are the touted benefits and the evidence of them. The next thing is a factual and non-biased opinion of the comparisons and features. Then the reputation for satisfaction and service that the company has. Hope this helps.
Harold

It helps more than you can imagine, Harold. Thank you very much for the advice.

Hi Harold
So, does it matter if you can't see the product in person. I'm in Ireland thinking about promoting wedding rings on sale in USA. There are no real affiliate programs in Ireland and the audience is small so it wouldn't make sense to go that route. Thanks : )

I am no expert but I will give you a free opinion. I think it is possible to sell people something they have never seen but that the number of possible buyers is certainly decreased. I believe we are hard wired differently. For me, I need to see and feel most products before I buy, unless it is something like electronics where there is so much info available with reviews, etc. On the other hand I have a niece who buys almost everything she uses from QVC online and then returns what she doesn't like. I hate having to return things. It also has a lot to do with how much enthusiasm you have for the product and that comes through to to people. The last thing, and this is huge, is how much trust you have developed with your potential customers and what recourse they have if they buy and don't like the product. Hope these thoughts are of some help. Good luck to you.
Harold

Harold thanks so much, I have been having doubts about this niche for a week now but would still love to do it- maybe I'll just leave it to one side until I'm more experienced and go for something else for now.
Thanks again for all the sound advice - it all made perfect sense.

Brenda

Great thoughts, Harold. I'm saving this thread of email exchanges so I can look it over from time to time. Thanks guy.

You can always give them options. Like the 3 top products of varying price ranges. Do three separate reviews and at the end of the reviews lead them to a comparison review of the three. And of course your affiliate links to all three, that way you're win win regardless of your customers choice.

Another great idea. Thanks Guy.

Yeah, your "customers" will already know the product. It's your reputation that they are going to be eyeing.

You're right Thomas. Thing is, the "customers don't know me from Adam". So somehow, I need to provide good info about quality products. Thanks for the response.

Build the know like and trust relationship before you try to sell.

Don't worry, Larry, these people will have done their homework on "your" reputation before dropping any sizeable amount of money through you. They would have checked out any complaints against you, any BBB reports, etc.

Hopefully your right about that Thomas. Thanks again.

Actually the answers given, I think is true. Your visitors already understands your site

The key to your success is that you already know the market. One way of checking products without buying is physically spending some time in a shop. Do an inspection as if you're buying and take notes, then compare online.

Very good thought Sharon. I actually did this on one product and then it turned out to be something that did not fit my criteria. Oh well, lessons learned. I should have researched it more before I actually went to see it personally.

Anyone you attract to your site will most likely already know the prices of the products and can afford them. Your job is to give them quality information to satisfy them enough to buy from you. You have to remember, someone who can't afford the products you promote isn't looking for those products anyways. Hope this helps!

Very good input Michael. You are right the folks that visit my site already understand the price of the various products. Thanks for the insight.

Anytime Larry

As Zack says, it is about quality content. You don't really promote it. You give the visitor information, the pros and cons, personal experience, etc. and then you give it a Star or Percentage rating and let your visitor decide it if it right for them.

If you use the product yourself you can certainly recommend it based on your own experience. ~Jude

I see, Jude. That is what was bothering me with the reviews. I really have not used all of the various products. So there was no way I could recommend them from personal experience. But I can develop a comparison chart of sorts and let the visitor chose for themselves. Very good. Between you and Zack, I already have a better idea what I need to do. Thank you very much.

You certainly don't have to buy every product you review. You do need to do the research. You can check out other reviews and forums where the product is discussed. That will give you a pretty good idea of the kinds of questions and answers people have about the product and you can address those concerns or praises in your review. ~Jude

More good thoughts. Thank you Jude.

Ask your visitors for their experience with the products. Testimonials from real people are important.

The majority of the process will be the same, but I would think having in depth reviews of the products you promote would lead to much better conversions. Also, make sure to target keywords that would be searched by people late in the buying process. Nobody impulse purchases a $3000 item.

Very good insight Zack. I agree that in depth reviews are one of the keys to conversions. Also targeting people late in the buying process makes sense, but how do you find these people and what type of keywords would target them? By the way Zack, I checked out your profile and am very impressed. Computer Science makes for a great career. I spent many years designing and maintaining large scale Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Systems for large power and pumping plants on the California Aqueduct. Good luck with your career in Computer Science.

This course helps explain the "customer purchase lifecycle." In other words it explains how to target people who are at the near purchasing point of looking into a product. It should definitely help you out. Good luck.

Thank you very much Zack. I will check it out tomorrow. Thanks again.

No one impulse purchases a $3000 item. Lololol

You are so right. Thanks for the insight.

I just laughed as I read his comment at that part. I should have put "...."

I apologize.

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Hi everyone, I have a similar question that someone else had recently. I hope someone can help me.



My Theme is Twenty-Thirteen-Masonry. My site URL is. http://papa

Sorry, I've got nothing man.
-Theuns

Just a couple of thoughts ...

First, don't mess with your theme code. The next "theme update" will wipe your changes. Only ever do this via a child theme, never the parent.

Second, before you address the theme why not address the offending item. I don't know anything about Amazon but normally the code has the display size embedded in it. Why not just tweak that to fit the theme?

I think it's your theme's limitations Larry. If you want to change your theme you can try this: ~Marion

Thank you Marion, I think you are right. It's becoming apparent that the theme I chose had several limitations. This is just the "Straw that broke the camels back", so to speak. I will check out your video and see if I can come up with a good theme. A few of the others have made recommendations. Maybe between their recommendations and the video you brought to my attention, I will be able to pick a good theme this time. Thanks again, you are fantastic.

Larry I know this doesn't help, but just wanted to say that I love your site, it's so fresh and exciting ;)

Thanks Sharon, glad you like the site. I'm having fun with it.

I can see that, it looks cool :)

Well, I see 3 columns and I don't have a sideway scroll bar

John

Hi John, the three columns is for the Home or Blog Post page. My problem is with the standard Page. Thanks for the response.m

Don't know if this is possible but see if you can 'squeeze' the store code or decrease the font somewhat. Someone out there should be able to help on that. I am exploring code options but don't know enough to advise you yet.

Thanks Helen, I am slowly coming to the realization that a change in theme is inevitable.

You can change your theme or modify the existing theme settings. I forgot exactly where it's located but it's somewhere in settings. you don't HAVE to update the theme if you are OK with the way it works. And if you do update the theme just make a note of what you changed in the settings and roll that over to the updated theme.

The change will vanish with the first update of your theme. I visited your site and I could almost smell the good smoked stuff you have there. Left you a comment with pleasure. Jovo

Ya, you are right, if I change the HTML code, any theme update will overwrite the change. Probably not a good move on my part. Starting too come to the conclusion that a theme change is in the mill.

Larry, have a look into my site 'Just my thinking', this is zeeDynamic theme and I love it, contrary to my another site on mountains with 20-10 theme which I would not recommend to anybody. Think also about Virtue, modern, two main menus etc. Jovo

Hi Jove, I checked out your site. It looks like something I could work with. Are you using the Pro version or the Magazine version. Also do the have tutorials in English. I'm afraid I'm not a rocket scientist like you and only speak English. Ha-ha. Thanks for the help