Amazon New York Sales Tax

New Yorkers now have to pay sales tax on Amazon.com products.  They have to do it because Amazon pays some website owners to link to their products.  Usually this is just a 4-5% commission.

Why do they do this?  It is very shortsighted.  If Amazon can’t beat this legally, they may have to end the affiliate program in NY.  This would mean that not only does NY not get their sales tax, they don’t get any income tax from Amazon.  NY is already one of the most heavily taxed states in the US.  Doing things like forming LLC’s is the most complex and expensive.

As an Amazon affiliate, I would like to forgo all my income from NY’ers.  NY is only 6.3% of the US population.  I would reduce my Amazon income by 6.3% to make a point.  Would you?  I live in Western NY and the sales tax is 8.75%  It seems fair to my Western NY peeps.

Phone Numbers

If you’re reading this post, you are probably looking for my post on “How to Get a Phone Number“.

 

If not, this is a continuation of my key word examples.  After my post on how to get a woman’s phone number, I looked and there are a bunch of low competition phrases about how to get a phone number.

Here they are.

Phone Number Words

Phone Number Words
ask a girl for her phone number
ask a guy for his number
ask for a girls number
ask for a girls phone number
ask for a guys number
ask for a number
ask for a phone number
ask for her number
ask for her phone number
ask for phone number
ask for phone numbers
ask her for her number
asking a girl for her number
asking a girl for her phone number
asking for a girls number
asking for a number
asking for a phone number
asking for her number
asking for number
asking for numbers
asking for phone number
asking for phone numbers
been rejected number
didn t ask for my number
fake phone number to give
fake phone number to give out
fake phone numbers to give
get a cell phone number
get a girl number
get a girls number
get a guy to ask for your number
get a phone number
get girls number
get girls numbers
get phone number
get phone numbers
get womans number
getting a girls number
getting girls number
getting girls numbers
getting girls phone numbers
girl number
girl numbers
girl phone number
girls cell number
girls cell phone numbers
girls contact numbers
girls number
girls numbers
girls phone numbers
give a girl your phone number
give a guy your phone number
give a phone number
give cell phone number
give him my phone number
give him your phone number
give me a phone number
give me your phone number
give my phone number
give out my phone number
give out phone number
give out phone numbers
give out your cell phone number
give out your phone number
give phone number
give phone numbers
give someone your phone number
give telephone number
give us your phone number
give your cell phone number
give your phone number
got a girls number
got a girls phone number
got a phone number
got my phone number
got phone number
got rejected number
got rejected numbers
got rejected phone number
got rejected phone numbers
got the phone number
hot girl phone number
how to ask a girl for her phone number
how to ask a guy for his number
how to ask for a girls number
how to ask for a girls phone number
how to ask for a number
how to ask for a phone number
how to ask for her number
how to ask for phone number
how to get a girl number
how to get a girls number
how to get a girls phone number
how to get a guy to ask for your number
how to get a phone number
how to get phone number
how to give a guy your phone number
i ask for your number
i give you my phone number
local girls numbers
number close
number for ask a nurse
phone number for ask a nurse
phone number of girls
phone number to give guys
phone number to give out
phone number to give to guys
phone numbers of girls
phone numbers to give out
reject hot line number
reject hotline number
reject hotline numbers
reject hotline phone number
reject line number
reject line phone number
reject number
reject numbers
reject phone number
reject phone numbers
reject telephone number
rejected hotline number
rejected hotline phone number
rejected number
rejected numbers
rejected phone number
rejected phone numbers
teen girls phone numbers
telephone number i got
the reject hotline number
the reject number
the reject phone number
the rejected hotline number
the rejected number
the rejected phone number
ways to ask a girl for her number
ways to ask for a girls number
ways to ask for a phone number
what is the reject number
you have been rejected phone number
you ve been rejected phone number

How to Get a Phone Number

This post is inspired by John Chow’s How to Get a Girlfriend posts.

I am writing off the cuff.  These thoughts might not come out exactly as I mean them, but their essence holds true.

The easiest method to “Number Close” is to be interesting and interested.

“Yeah Geiger, we know that, tell us something we don’t know.”

Well you don’t understand.  Everybody misses this point.  You can talk about a lot of things and never fumble for words and be totally un-interesting.  You can get a woman to do likewise and still be seen as a “friend”.

To be interesting you need to be confident.  You also need to know what’s going on.  For me, my downfall is noisy clubs.  I need to be very close to you to understand what’s going on when it’s noisy.  My voice also doesn’t carry far no matter how loud it is.  My voice just fades into the background.  If you’re the same, you won’t do well in loud clubs unless you can communicate with fist bumps and a wider range of looks than Zoolander.

“Ok, we get it.  So tell how you get a phone number.”

To be interesting, you need to be able to engage a whole group of people.  If you’re the guy that only talks to your target woman, your chances are low.  To engage a whole group you actually need to be interested in all of them.

“Geiger, I’m only interested in my target woman and not dudes.”

You’re not listening, you’re interest is going to be different in the group than it is in your target.  Fathers love their daughters and their wives, but the love couldn’t be more different.  If you’re interested in the group, you’ll find the words, questions and jokes to entertain them all.  By not focusing on just your target, you’re showing your worth.  If you can befriend the alpha male of the group, you’re probably golden.

“Geiger, that’s BS.  I’ve seen groups of interesting people and have been at an extreme loss of words.  Being interested doesn’t help.”

Oh, my dear friend.  2 things are the problem here.  You lack confidence and you really don’t have an interest.  You have a fixation!  Instead of asking yourself, I wonder where those guys are from?  Do they smoke pot?  Do they like Jack Daniels and Roller Coasters?  You’re imagining how cool it would be to be part of their group.  I bet you’re simply picturing yourself with your target and “How Nice that Would Be”.  Slap yourself!  Fixation is bad practice.  It leads you no where but down hill.  Be a man, you’re just as good as these people.  Maybe even better.  Find out what makes them tick.  Don’t tell any stories about work.  If they ask what you do, have your answer ready.  “I’m a professional Spammer”, “Technology Scientist”, anything but your boring title.  Say “I’m head of web application design” and you will get back a “So, you’re a computer guy” response EVERY TIME.

“So, if I’m interested and not fixated on the group I’ll find the way.  Also if the group is interested in me, so will my target.  So how do I close this?”

I’ve found it best to invite them out somewhere that night or day.  “You so need to come over to this club, my buddy might be working.”  or if you find out she’s interested in something you need to ask her right then there.  “Shakespeare in The Park is awesome but I can’t take my guy friends for obvious reasons.  Can you do me a favor and go?” is also a good.  If she like clams, replace “Shakespeare” with “Seafood”.  If she’s a vegetarian, replace it with “Mediterranean Food”.  She will most likely tell you nicely that she can’t do it at that time.  That’s when it’s safe to say “Well how can we work out a time to [DO SOMETHING THAT SHE WANTS TO DO BUT HASN'T LATELY]?”.  She’ll probably offer her phone number.

“What if she doesn’t offer it up?  Should I ask?  Will I get rejected?”

If she doesn’t offer it, maybe she isn’t interested.  You can ask.  You have nothing to lose.  Confident people aren’t afraid of rejection.  I’ve seen little spaz nerds get phone numbers just for being confident.  You’re better than a little spaz nerd douche aren’t you?  If you have to think about, slap yourself a second time.  I don’t care if you’re an unemployed guy living with grandmother.  You have to be confident buddy!  You get rejected and you learn.  You need to go out on 20 dates to find a girlfriend and you may have to ask 1 to 3 girls to get that phone number.

I found my current girlfriend at a bowling alley.  She was our cute, sassy waitress.  We chatted a little throughout the night and I eventually told her a line that she clearly knew was fake.  “I have a bet with my coworker that I couldn’t get your number.  I can’t lose this.”  She knew I was full of “S” but thought I was interesting, the people around me thought I was interesting so I got it.  I promised her that I would take her out for drinks because I won the bet.  She knew all that I won that night was her number.  We went out the next night and BS’ed several hours at a little Irish joint around the corner from my house. (No, I didn’t conquest her that night.  All good girls worth keeping make a guy wait.)

Keep it confident!

Show Google Your Data

Recently Google Trends started showing data for websites.  My sites weren’t there.

I was previously mistaken that this data came only from the Google toolbar.  However, if you sign into your Google Analytics account you can add your data. (Obviously you have to be running it on your site)

Click on “Edit Account and Data Sharing Settings” and then check the 2 checkboxes.  Previously I had “Anonymously with Google products and the benchmarking service” unchecked.

Google Data Sharing

 

Data Sharing Settings

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Easy Marketing Tricks

I was watching “Foolproof Equations for a Perfect Life” on The Science Channel recently.  They had 2 good examples that I believe can be translated into internet marketing.

The first has to do with loss.

Increase Purchasing by Making Somebody Lose

People are a lot more likely to gamble (purchase) if they believe they have lost something.  In this example a magician gives people $20 and a chance to lose $50. 

Half the people were given $20 cash and then asked to gamble to make it $50. 

The other half of people where given all $50 (in $10 bills).  They held onto it right in their hand, but then had $30 removed.  They were then propositioned with the same gamble.

The situations seem identical.

The first group that never touched the other $30 were A LOT less likely to gamble than the second group that had touched all $50.

Why?

Well it’s all mental.

The second group felt that they had already lost the $30 and were trying to get it back.  The first group never felt that loss so protected what they really had.

This has MANY correlations to methods that can be used online.

The next has to do with passing on good feelings.

Increase Purchasing by Giving them Warm Feelings

In this experiment people were randomly brought in for questioning.  However they were all tricked into holding somebody else’s drink just before questioning.  Surprisingly on half ALWAYS reacted more nicely and forgiving than the second half.  What set these groups apart?

Warm Coffee vs Cold Soda

The group that held onto a warm coffee for a few seconds before questioning always had nicer more favorable reactions.

The group that held onto an icey soda always had worse reactions.

So if you can give an internet visitor warm feelings, they are more likely to purchase.  What a weird Rainbow Colored thing to say, but it works.