I'm insane, Ok Poor Newbies - Here is your Big Break!

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Here's the story. I bought 2 domains earlier this year. They are dot infos and they are imanewbie.info and iamanewbie.info

I can install Wordpress on them in a matter of seconds. I can do joomla too and some other scripts, but I think WP will be easiest for some to tackle.

The domains were for another project, and the people they were offered to FAILED to follow through to even make one blog post. I have no plans to do anything with them. Too much time for me - I have enough to do.

I am willing to let some poor newbie blog on them. It will be their own blog that they get to set up and maintain. You would be using my hosting space, so there will be some rules. No illegal or porn crap. No black hat marketing techniques. You will need to get your own template and I believe the latest version will let you install a new theme and all the free plugins without having to FTP!

What are your advantages? Well, you get to enjoy the magical wonders of blogging with the wordpress cms. You can put adsense on the site, you can put affiliate links on the site, you can have a web address to direct your ezine articles to. You could maybe discuss your problems and what solutions you find. You can blog till your hearts content on the joys and defeats of being a newbie.

When these domains are ready to expire I will pass them off to you if you want. You will be responsible to pay for the renewal of the domain and get your own hosting at such time. You could also just choose to back up the blog and install the contents on your own domain and hosting. Or, just get the domain and add some forwarding to it. I really don't care.

So, how do you get your hands on doing this?

You need to post here in this thread why you think you should get to use the domain. I'm sure I should add some more hurdles here so my fellow more advanced warriors feel free to comment and jump in.

Anyway, I have no clue what to do with these and honestly when they expire I will just let them go.

I need your bleeding heart story, and I need to know WHAT YOUR PLAN IS WITH IT. There is no point in taking this if you don't have a plan. How would you monetize on the site? How will you drive traffic? Will this just be a journal?

Got ideas? Put them here. Not sure what to do? This forum is chock full of stuff to do with/on a wordpress blog.

Ok, so the .info is not the most "popular" choice in domains. So what. You can still use it. It is a real site and traffic can be pushed into it.

Take it or leave it.

If you are really broke yet inspired to do something then you will.

Oh, I will be visiting and checking to make sure nothing crazy is going on. If weeks go by and there is nothing going on, the blog may go poof. If I see an honest effort from someone who is trying to do something then I will let it ride.

You want it? You know what to do.

I will make a decision by Friday. Admin or others if this is inappropriate for some reason then just let me know.

PS: there are 2 possible "winners" in this as there are 2 blogs. I also reserve the right to withdraw the offer if no one fits the bill at any time or for what ever reason I see fit.

pps: I will take into consideration votes from other warriors as to who should get this if they have opinions.

ppps: I am on this forum every day at some point and will check this thread so newbies do not pm me. Leave your comments, questions and concerns here.

pppps: You will need to learn what to do on wordpress!

EDIT: UPDATE!

A fellow warrior SusanneUK will be offering a FREE OF CHARGE one hour one on one consult to walk you through the back of Wordpress if you have never dealt with a blog before! This is HUGE to have someone give you a personal grand tour and help you get some things in order.

Also, I am interested in anyone posting their knowledge of a FREE autoresponder that could be used here. I caught wind that getresponse has a free trial or something but not sure if that is fully functional or how it works. If someone has info on that I would love to hear it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
    Originally Posted by asiahandbag View Post

    Hi, I am from china, my english name is jojo, rum more places make more friends
    LOL, ok if you have links in your signature on the WF then you are disqualified. This offer is for someone who has no site because they can not afford it.

    Jojo, you may be in for a short life on this forum.
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  • Profile picture of the author cragar
    I wanted to say that you have uncovered another creative way of capturing e-mail adds.May just try this one myself.
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    • Profile picture of the author Susan Hope
      Originally Posted by cragar View Post

      I wanted to say that you have uncovered another creative way of capturing e-mail adds.May just try this one myself.
      WTF???

      Jill

      Flippin marvellous idea and a very generous offer you have made here - also, I have always enjoyed your posts to the forum

      Shall be watching what happens with interest.

      Cheers
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      • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
        Originally Posted by SusanneUK View Post

        WTF???
        LOL, yes there seem to be some wild cards on the forum.
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  • Profile picture of the author MizzCindy
    Jill - this is an incredibly generous offer! I hope someone takes you up on it and really runs with it.

    I've seen a real uptick in the number of posts pleading intense poverty and immediate need of cash. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to step up and take action and do something.

    Thanks for posting this. It's the generous members of this forum that make it so unique!

    Cindy
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  • Profile picture of the author Teresa Coppes
    Jill,

    I think it's wonderful of you to make such an offer. I was given the gift of the war room by Dr Mani and many other gifts from hordes of warriors for which I am truly grateful. Good for you and I hope that the person(s) who ultimately gets chosen for your gift has much success.

    I love this forum!

    Teresa
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  • Profile picture of the author writermommy6
    This is really cool. If I didnl' have a site already I would take you up on it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Ho
    Hmmm.. this is a great start for someone who has no clue on what to do in IM. So take this offer before it goes!
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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      Honestly, I do not think a newbie will even understand the Concept(s) you are talking about...thats why they are callled Newbies.
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      Nothing to see here including a Sig so just move on :)

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      • Profile picture of the author Al Vaughan
        Originally Posted by discrat View Post

        Honestly, I do not think a newbie will even understand the Concept(s) you are talking about...thats why they are callled Newbies.

        Hey Discrat,

        when does a Newbie stop becoming a newbie?
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        • Profile picture of the author Scott Ames
          Originally Posted by Al Vaughan View Post

          Hey Discrat,

          when does a Newbie stop becoming a newbie?
          When they become an old fart?
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          • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
            Update added above - one hour FREE WP consultation added!

            This is an extremely generous offer Susanne!

            Thank you!
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  • Profile picture of the author gregbanks
    I did this with a friend of mine and he's now trying to sell his site for $150! Good news for him and good for people who will take it up if they put the effort in
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    • Profile picture of the author remyhenry
      Am a newbie,since coming to this forum i have been following some of the tips posted by experience marketers in this forum.
      I have started learning web design and also using some the tools obtained from here to do my keyword research.I have not started doing anything serious for now but i believe i have got something to offer if giving this opportunity your post presents.i will be glad if considered.
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      • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
        Originally Posted by discrat View Post

        Honestly, I do not think a newbie will even understand the Concept(s) you are talking about...thats why they are callled Newbies.
        You are correct - some will not get it. Here is a quick story, I began on a free WP blog and was silly to put some affiliate links on it. Well, I bet you can guess what happened to it.

        Anyway, The good part was that I was forced into figuring out how to manage it myself on my own host.

        From wikipedia: Newbie is a slang term for a newcomer to an Internet activity

        They are new - not stupid.

        The advantage given here is someone can use this and not have to worry about putting links and adsense etc on their blog and getting in trouble for it. They can get up and going and really learn from this - and I can think of several ways myself to monetize. But the point is to remove the questions right off the bat of "what domain do I get, what host should I get, how do I install the blog" and give someone a chance to jump in and just start cranking out their own content. They can build links to the site and like someone has stated here:

        Originally Posted by gregbanks View Post

        I did this with a friend of mine and he's now trying to sell his site for $150! Good news for him and good for people who will take it up if they put the effort in
        Yes, this is just one possibility.

        Originally Posted by remyhenry View Post

        Am a newbie,since coming to this forum i have been following some of the tips posted by experience marketers in this forum.
        I have started learning web design and also using some the tools obtained from here to do my keyword research.I have not started doing anything serious for now but i believe i have got something to offer if giving this opportunity your post presents.i will be glad if considered.
        And here is a perfect example. Someone can say I'm a newbie and I would like to discuss what I am learning about web design or here are my questions about keyword research. Or, they can look up others answers on the web about it and give an answer they design. They can then use the information by submitting some articles and posts, and track all this to see what the results are. Basically they are given a platform to test and try things on their own while learning and like I said, they can build backlinks, drive traffic, and create a site that can be sold as was mentioned above - or they can move it and carry to their new host at the end and use it to create links to their new site.


        It is just an opportunity to learn, and a possibility to make some money while doing it.
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        • Profile picture of the author Susan Hope
          "Wild cards" LOL now that's a good (and nice) term for them

          Originally Posted by avenuegirl View Post


          From wikipedia: Newbie is a slang term for a newcomer to an Internet activity

          They are new - not stupid.
          Love that, so very true and I remember so well being new and not stupid myself (think I may have got a bit more stupid with age here and there but hey, what can you do LOL).

          Jill, just going to pm you

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  • Profile picture of the author Louise Green
    Wow it's a very kind offer to let people run on your sites like that.

    This is a great example of giving something back to the community!
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  • Profile picture of the author kevinpotts
    What a generous offert INDEED!!!!

    A question that a newbie might not ask... uhmmm, are you gonna place something about yourself in the page you're offering? Like: Adsense or so?

    K.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
      Originally Posted by kevinpotts View Post

      What a generous offert INDEED!!!!

      A question that a newbie might not ask... uhmmm, are you gonna place something about yourself in the page you're offering? Like: Adsense or so?

      K.
      No. No links or reference to myself unless the person so desires. This is their site.

      They would however have a link to add to their signature here on the WF as they would own the site. There are a TON of folks here always willing to chime in and give advice on how to improve what ever it is they are doing.

      If they create a free report or something and want to offer it to their readers, I WILL load it up to the host for them. Or if they created an html sales page they wanted to drive traffic to I would load that up as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author smartnewbie
    hello !!
    my name is Luis !! hopefully the chosen one!
    I have been doing IM since last may (I should say learning because I spent most of the time reading and looking for information, so far no one sale!); I believe that imagination is more important than a full knowledge! I know the basics and I feel capable to pull good traffic to the page !!
    thanks for the opportunity!!
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