It's my birthday! Oct. 7. I would like...

by Dana_W 45 replies
...first of all, for you all to pretend you believe me when I say I'm turning 29. Thank you. Thank you very much.

I don't care that I have a 14 year old and 12 year old. I'm freaking 29, ok???

And secondly...your best tip on:

if you were to do start internet marketing all over again, knowing what you do now, what would you do differently? How would you jumpstart the whole process and start making money faster, and/or what newbie mistakes would you not make again?
#main internet marketing discussion forum #birthday #oct
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeremy Gatica
    happy birthday, and you dont look a day over 28.7

    I would have been more focused early on, instead of jumping in over my head.

    Jeremy
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  • Profile picture of the author John Rowe
    Happy Birthday Dana! I see you treated yourself to a new avatar for you big day... or rather... treated us!
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    • Profile picture of the author Ouroboros
      Dana, You don't look a day over 28 to me (Thanks for the HOT new avatar BTW)...

      This same question was asked in the old forum and some of the replies were solid gold. I bookmarked it and printed it out. Lemme' see if I can find it and post it.

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    • Profile picture of the author Jose Delgado
      Originally Posted by John Rowe View Post

      Happy Birthday Dana! I see you treated yourself to a new avatar for you big day... or rather... treated us!
      Actually John, I beat you to that on another post.

      anyway...

      Dana! Are you Seriously 28?! Who in the world would believe that? haha

      I thought you were more like 23 or 24!


      As for the other question, (which I really didn't pay attention to after looking at your avatar ),

      I would focus on ONE thing and work from there.

      And don't suffer information overload.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dana_W
    Thank you John, that made my day!
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  • Profile picture of the author pmgguy
    Originally Posted by Dana_W View Post

    ...first of all, for you all to pretend you believe me when I say I'm turning 29. Thank you. Thank you very much.

    I don't care that I have a 14 year old and 12 year old. I'm freaking 29, ok???

    And secondly...your best tip on:

    if you were to do start internet marketing all over again, knowing what you do now, what would you do differently? How would you jumpstart the whole process and start making money faster, and/or what newbie mistakes would you not make again?

    Happy Birthday Darlin'

    You are a smokin hottie for only being 29! (Whats wrong with being a "cougar"?)

    As far as starting internet marketing all over again? Knowing what I know now?

    Thats easy! I AM STARTING NEW, and I know enough to follow leaders like yourself and the other experts here on WF!

    Have a VERY SPECIAL BIRTHDAY!
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    • Profile picture of the author Dana_W
      Hey, PM Guy, you're on Twitter. That is an EXCELLENT start!

      And thanks for the tips everyone!

      I don't ACT my age, I'm sure that helps immensely in maintaining my youthful appearance.
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    • Profile picture of the author vorales
      Hello Dana,

      Happy Birthday to you from other side of the Globe.

      Many many happy returns of the day,well i guess even u have 2 kids but you doesnt look like, you look too young ......

      If you have to start over again than the best thing i can say is you got to be FOCUS.

      STAY FOCUS.....
      F=FOLLOW.
      O=ONCE.
      C=COURSE.
      U=UNTILL.
      S=SUCCESSFUL.

      I would advice you to have a product and just go for it with yr 100% and definately you can do it.

      All the best and Enjoy your birthday..........By the way where is my share of cake????
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    • Originally Posted by pmgguy View Post

      Happy Birthday Darlin'

      You are a smokin hottie for only being 29! (Whats wrong with being a "cougar"?)

      As far as starting internet marketing all over again? Knowing what I know now?

      Thats easy! I AM STARTING NEW, and I know enough to follow leaders like yourself and the other experts here on WF!

      Have a VERY SPECIAL BIRTHDAY!
      Dana really doesn't look a day over 29. However, there is a LOT wrong with being a Cougar...especially when you are in Husky territory.

      Happy Birthday, Dana!
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  • Profile picture of the author Marie Pugh
    Happy Birthday Dana! Funny....I just turned 29 on the 1st!!

    I would take some of the money I spent on buying all the ebooks and guides, and put it into my business - having articles written, content for websites, etc. - instead of thinking I could build it without spending anything (which of course I was anyway on the thousands of ebooks I bought!)

    I needed to learn so much and it was good that I took the time to do most of the stuff myself, but I could have outsourced so much and been ahead of the game.

    And, I would have focused on just one thing at a time - instead of getting sidetracked every time a new product came out

    Anyway - Happy Birthday!

    Marie
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  • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
    Originally Posted by Dana_W View Post

    ...first of all, for you all to pretend you believe me when I say I'm turning 29. Thank you. Thank you very much.

    I don't care that I have a 14 year old and 12 year old. I'm freaking 29, ok???

    And secondly...your best tip on:

    if you were to do start internet marketing all over again, knowing what you do now, what would you do differently? How would you jumpstart the whole process and start making money faster, and/or what newbie mistakes would you not make again?
    Dana,

    I had you pegged for 25, but hey.....

    If I had to start all over again I would have studied online copy writing a whole lot sooner. I had a background in direct mail copy writing and I discovered that online sales copy was quite a different animal. Secondly, I would have attended a good seminar a whole lot sooner. Thirdly, I would have created my own product (and line of products) sooner. Fourthly, I would have had a multiple-back-end strategy before I created my first product.

    Fifthly, I would have invested in paid advertising a whole lot sooner. Sixthly, I would have dated a lot less and focused more on my business. Seventhly, I would NOT have spent my first year in IM jumping from program to program, never really fully commiting to anything and not mastering at least one traffic generating technique. Eighthly, I would have reinvested my profits back into my business instead of spending it on martinis.

    I think that should keep you going for a bit.......

    RoD
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  • Profile picture of the author Monetize
    Happy B-Day

    I would have registered all the great domains, not
    registered hundreds of not-so-great domains that
    remained undeveloped for years and years.

    And I would have gotten into affiliate marketing
    from the very beginning
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  • Profile picture of the author rapidscc
    Hi dana,

    Happy birthday! :-) You definitely look hot! I don't care whatever your age is...

    as for the starting tip.

    Focus x 100
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  • Profile picture of the author Dana_W
    I'm mailing the cake to Malaysia as we speak. can't guarantee what kind of condition it will be when we get there.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dana_W
    You guys are great! I am going to bed now, have to get up in six hours. Sigh.
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  • Profile picture of the author donnaabreu
    Happy Birthday Dana!

    I would definitley have started with affiliate marketing rather than trying to create my own products. That way I could have made money sooner, then reinvested that money to create the info proudcts.

    It's true that info products have the largest profit margins, but they require much more time and/or money investment.

    Have a great day! You sure look great for 29!!! Are you sure you're that old?
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  • Profile picture of the author Alan Petersen
    Happy "29th" Dana! Hope you get to squeeze in some stage diving for old time sake. :p

    As to what I would to different. I would start and stay focused and have a plan. Not just try this and that. Have the discipline to start one project and don't start until it's finished.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
    Happy Birthday Dana!!!!!

    If I were starting over, I would try to stay more focused and work harder on one project instead of starting one and then keep on looking for others while I should have stayed focused on the first one long enough to make it successful.
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    • Profile picture of the author Hesaidblissfully
      I would've kept my job longer (ironic, I know) instead of trying to jump into this full time. What I gained in hours I lacked in business capital, and I didn't really know how to best use the hours I'd gained.

      Enjoy your birthday!
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  • Profile picture of the author Asher
    Happy Birthday to you, Dana!

    If I were to restart, I think I'll still take all my mistakes with me
    because I learnt from them and they are my life's stories. I could
    never be where I am without my mistakes as well.

    One thing I'd like though is more focus on the things I want to
    achieve.

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  • Profile picture of the author VegasVince
    Originally Posted by Dana_W View Post

    ...first of all, for you all to pretend you believe me when I say I'm turning 29. Thank you. Thank you very much.

    I don't care that I have a 14 year old and 12 year old. I'm freaking 29, ok???

    And secondly...your best tip on:

    if you were to do start internet marketing all over again, knowing what you do now, what would you do differently? How would you jumpstart the whole process and start making money faster, and/or what newbie mistakes would you not make again?

    Dana...thanks for stealing my thunder...cuz I already posted happy birthday wishes for you! You twitter people always have to steal the show.

    And I wonder if Trent Rowe from the Lakeland Ledger remembered your birthday in between crab cakes and ripple???? LOL. (Now there's an inside joke that will baffle the Warriors.)

    As for you age? If you are indeed a MILF...you're just about the foxiest one I've ever seen...and Vince has seen more then his share. smile. So yeah.....it's all about a drink called Mint Julips and Ripple......a little concoction....I call...MINT JIPPLE.

    Happy 25th...girl. Anyone who can put up with me....has a good heart...or is insane. Either way...you rock. May U Always Remain....4-Ever Young.

    xxx Vegas Vince

    p.s. your former co-worker Shelly Preston (?)......did in fact vote the Crazy Fish's.... MATT'S BLACK JACK BURGER THE BEST BURGER IN POLK COUNTY......AND THAT'S A FACT! It's googable.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dana_W
      Originally Posted by VegasVince View Post

      Dana...thanks for stealing my thunder...cuz I already posted happy birthday wishes for you! You twitter people always have to steal the show.

      And I wonder if Trent Rowe from the Lakeland Ledger remembered your birthday in between crab cakes and ripple???? LOL. (Now there's an inside joke that will baffle the Warriors.)

      As for you age? If you are indeed a MILF...you're just about the foxiest one I've ever seen...and Vince has seen more then his share. smile. So yeah.....it's all about a drink called Mint Julips and Ripple......a little concoction....I call...MINT JIPPLE.

      Happy 25th...girl. Anyone who can put up with me....has a good heart...or is insane. Either way...you rock. May U Always Remain....4-Ever Young.

      xxx Vegas Vince

      p.s. your former co-worker Shelly Preston (?)......did in fact vote the Crazy Fish's.... MATT'S BLACK JACK BURGER THE BEST BURGER IN POLK COUNTY......AND THAT'S A FACT! It's googable.
      Awww, mint ripple for my birthday...you're too good to me!!!

      I'm glad to see you survived the bubonic plague and you are up and around again.
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    What happened to 21?
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    • Profile picture of the author Dana_W
      Originally Posted by richpeck View Post

      What happened to 21?
      I don't actually remember, so I'm sure it was a good time.

      Thanks everyone! You made my morning! Bev, the photographic cake is not only delicious, it is zero calorie.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sirius Lin
    Happy '29th', Dana I didn't get you anything, but I just bought your Twitter WSO. Does that count?

    ~ Sirius
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Sim
    Happy Birthday Dana ~ Always stay young at heart!
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  • Profile picture of the author keithakin
    I would have produced several products FIRST. I would have written several "freebie" reports, ebooks and videos too. By doing this, there are no monthly costs until AFTER the product is ready to be sold. I've paid autoresponder fees, hosting fees, membership fees, etc. for over a year - and I am just now coming out with my own product. Building my product first, then getting all the necessary promotional tools would have saved my hundreds of dollars! And some stress.

    Then I would have gotten all the necessary tools to sell products online . . . such as a website, domain name, hosting, autoresponder, etc.

    I'll be picking up your Twitter product too! $7? Gotta love it : )
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  • Profile picture of the author Chuck Evans
    Happy Birthday Dana, you're looking younger than ever and oh so.... especially in your leopard outfit!

    When I first started our very first forum, back in 1997 no one had to register. We never even thought about getting peoples names and didn't start adding the registration bit until 2000! What an idiot!

    It as a phpbb script and one day it crashed with over 10,000 threads and we had no way to recover any of the usernames - we never required them to have one, they were all guests.

    Live and learn.

    And oh, by the way, DON'T cook tonight...go OUT doe a nice dinner!

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  • Profile picture of the author Ron Douglas
    Originally Posted by Dana_W View Post

    ...first of all, for you all to pretend you believe me when I say I'm turning 29. Thank you. Thank you very much.

    I don't care that I have a 14 year old and 12 year old. I'm freaking 29, ok???

    And secondly...your best tip on:

    if you were to do start internet marketing all over again, knowing what you do now, what would you do differently? How would you jumpstart the whole process and start making money faster, and/or what newbie mistakes would you not make again?
    Happy birthday Dana! Today is actually my birthday also. Libras rock!

    If I had to start over, I don't think I'd do anything different. I would create a tipping point product which customers really want and affiliates can make lots of money from. Then I would build an entire business around the traffic - starting with building a list and then creating a community which produces user generated content and even more traffic. Then I would launch new products and membership sites to my list until I ran out of creative ideas.
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  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    29? still looks like jailbait to me!

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  • Profile picture of the author Dana_W
    Well happy birthday to YOU, Ron Douglas and FlyingPig7! This is the birthday of champions! []
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  • Profile picture of the author tommyfocus
    Happy birthday and may you have many, many more!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author milan
    Happy 29-th! You look younger though.

    As for the question: I would've bought more stuff from the 'gurus'. I mean, people who practice what they preach (outside of the IM niche). Such people are really passionate in teaching IM. That makes such an experience much more valuable and can kick-start your IM.
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  • Profile picture of the author TiffanyLambert
    Happy birthday, Dana! You look mahvelous dahlin!

    Do you feel wiser?
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    • Profile picture of the author TedMarlett
      Happy Birthday Dana,

      You look great.

      The first thing I think I would do if I started over is research the heck out of the forum.

      Then I would get into only affiliate marketing and focus, focus, focus.

      Who knows what would have happened.
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  • Profile picture of the author lennelljones
    Happy Birthday Dana!


    I think that I would have focused more - also more doing and less procrastinating...
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  • Profile picture of the author jedz
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    Happy 29th Birthday Dana.

    You still look hot and young.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Brian
    I've always wanted to comment on your new avatar and say "you look hot" but I'm quite a bit shy...

    Happy birthday and have a good one!
    Same way goes to Flyingpig and Ron Douglas

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  • Profile picture of the author Dana_W
    Well thank you all! You have made my birthday wonderful! I just joined the Y and worked out for the first time in over a year and I feel fantastic.
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