What IM Software should i buy with $165? (for my wordpress blog)

by Niche_Boy Banned
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Hello warriors, let me tell you a little bit about my situation.

I run a wordpress blog. I have it all set up and looking how i want but shortly after i started i hit a brick wall, and this was article writing. Of course content is a key player in blogging but i have never written any articles before, i know alot about my niche but i just not very good at it, plus its time consuming. So i have 2 options, to ether outsource or buy some type of spinning software and do it myself. I am thinking the second option mite be a good investment.

My first Question is: Which is the best spinning software to buy? I like the look of "The Best Spinner", but is it still the best? As far as i know "The best spinner" cost's $97 so i could afford to buy that.

My next Question is: What is the next most essential blogging software? Would it be SEO? if so what is the latest *hot* seo software everyone is using at the mo? I understand this may be out of my budget but i can always save up.

My Third Question is: Is their any other essential software i should look into for the future?

Thank you for your time, i'd like to know what you would do if you was in my position. This is my first blog and im on a limited budget, and i really need to start making some $$$ soon if im to stick with this internet marketing thing. :p

The reason im looking into software now is because i really want to take IM seriously and get my feet wet, my understanding is this will be much easier if i have the right tools.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ruth P
    I definitely recommend Market Samurai for keyword research, tracking rankings etc. Although it can all be done for free, it's so much easier with the software.

    As for spinning, you may also want to look into Magic Article Rewriter.

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  • Profile picture of the author mikestewart
    1. I use the best spinner. I think its like $7 for a week, then $77 per year. A good deal IMO considering the results. I think a new version is coming out very soon so you might want to wait a couple weeks.

    2. Wordpress. Get George Brown's Google Sniper 2.0. Excellent step by step approach.

    3. Once your onsite seo is done, work on getting backlinks

    of course, if you already have a blog and domain, you probably already have your keywords picked out. #2 might not be a good idea since Sniper is all about finding a good keyword to use and building a site around it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Niche_Boy
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      Originally Posted by mikestewart View Post

      1. I use the best spinner. I think its like $7 for a week, then $77 per year. A good deal IMO considering the results. I think a new version is coming out very soon so you might want to wait a couple weeks.

      2. Wordpress. Get George Brown's Google Sniper 2.0. Excellent step by step approach.

      3. Once your onsite seo is done, work on getting backlinks

      of course, if you already have a blog and domain, you probably already have your keywords picked out. #2 might not be a good idea since Sniper is all about finding a good keyword to use and building a site around it.
      Yes i think TBS3 is in BETA now, i just found this video: Created by Camtasia Studio 7 it looks amazing.

      As for Googlesniper 2.0 that could be very usefull for me, since my domain is more of a brand domain and i didn't use a keyword, so it would be good to get some keywords to rank for.

      What do you think about article marketing robot for backlinks?
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      • Profile picture of the author Lares
        The best spinner is best for spinning. But you can also use free alternative which isnt bad either --->Spinnerchief.

        I wouldn't go for Market Samurai. Its kinda buggy now, and you can do everything for free with google keyword tool and yahoo site explorer. You can still try it for free for 12 days. I would go for AMR 70$ + Scrapebox 57$ and maybe TBS if had any money left.

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  • Profile picture of the author Focused Action
    Since you are on a limited budget, and currently only have one blog (and unlike my stupidity of way too many niches/blogs, FOCUS on this first one until you start seeing success) you might consider these suggestions.

    Go to fiverr.com and for $5 each:
    1. get site submitted to directories
    2. get profile links built/pinged
    3. get some edu/gov backlinks
    4. get a spun article submitted to blog network
    5. get some blog comments posted
    6. get a keyword rich article that you can manually post to the top 10 article directories with backlinks to your main site

    Use the FREE version of Spinnerchief and rewrite a bunch of articles - use as blog posts and use them for article directories / web 2.0 sites

    Use google keyword tool (free) - use seoquake firefox plug-in to evaluate competiton (free) - use seo spyglass free version to see where competitors get their backlinks from

    Take advantage of some free/low cost trial periods for senukex, magic submitter, sick submitter, etc. and use your spun articles to create backlinks, create social bookmarking, rss feeds, etc. (not all at once - do one trial, then another...)

    Use Social Monkee for free bookmarking

    You can probably do all the above for less than $50 - put the rest of your money away for now until you analyze everything you have done!

    If you do anything with your money - get more keyword rich articles for your blog and use the various free/trial tools above to build links.

    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author Aaron Elliott
    TBS and Traffic Travis is what i cant live without...
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  • Profile picture of the author Winlin
    Originally Posted by Niche_Boy View Post

    Hello warriors, let me tell you a little bit about my situation.

    I run a wordpress blog. I have it all set up and looking how i want but shortly after i started i hit a brick wall, and this was article writing. Of course content is a key player in blogging but i have never written any articles before, i know alot about my niche but i just not very good at it, plus its time consuming. So i have 2 options, to ether outsource or buy some type of spinning software and do it myself. I am thinking the second option mite be a good investment.
    Your immediate need seems to be outlined quite nicely in your post. Which I'll add, was written quite well and to the point.

    A spinner will not write articles for you, it will only regurgitate what someone else has written. If you need fresh well written content, you will either need to outsource it, or write it yourself.

    I submit that you take a portion of your $165 and use it to purchase a reference book or two to assist you in becoming a more prolific writer, until which time you have the capital to sustain the cost of outsourcing the task.

    "Strunk and Whites" ; The Elements of Style is a very handy and inexpensive reference for would-be writers.

    Here's a link to a PDF copy of the original 1918 version of "The Elements of Style" , by; William Strunk, Jr. . - My preference is a current paperback edition that I can keep handy, but the price of this download (free) can't be beat. *** It should be a public domain edition, so no worries about copy right issues.
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh Richardson
    Originally Posted by Niche_Boy View Post


    My first Question is: Which is the best spinning software to buy? I like the look of "The Best Spinner", but is it still the best? As far as i know "The best spinner" cost's $97 so i could afford to buy that.
    Personally, i would look at The Best Spinner. If you look in the "Warrior Classified Ads , there is a discount in there for warriors where you get it for about $47 a year - big saving.

    Originally Posted by Niche_Boy View Post

    My next Question is: What is the next most essential blogging software? Would it be SEO? if so what is the latest *hot* seo software everyone is using at the mo? I understand this may be out of my budget but i can always save up.
    I would suggest BringTheFresh, fantastic techniques, great support and great community. Definitely worth a look.

    Originally Posted by Niche_Boy View Post

    My Third Question is: Is their any other essential software i should look into for the future?
    You may want to look into SEnukeX if you want to go heavily into SEO in the future. Or, If you want to get into video marketing and get your videos everywhere with one click, check out Traffic Guyser. I dont use an awful lot of software imo, once you've got the knowledge, you dont need a whole lot of software, anything that can be done in software can be done without it, its just a bit more convenient .

    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author omk
    I think it could help also to figure out what it is that you need or want for your blog. So that you can match your needs to the software.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jake Gray
    How about save your money.

    Instead of buying software that makes articles unreadable, simply
    outsource them to decent writers at decent rates. There is no need
    to work with an expensive writer for niche sites (especially if you run
    numerous.). It'd benefit you in search engines if you simply ordered
    brand new articles instead of spin them to unreadability.
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  • Profile picture of the author InTheMaking
    I can give you a link to get TBS for $37. PM me if you'd like.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shazia Mirza
    My suggestion would be SEOPressor + The Best Spinner. If you are getting serious, I have heard some other's say Market Samurai, I tried the trial version and I would recommend it.
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  • Profile picture of the author PlayTheDeck
    Hey I actually haven't started blogging yet but have used articlechanger[dot]net (as far as I'm aware it's just like TBS) to spin some articles for paid submission sites, but in all honesty I'm brand new to all this so I'm sure some of the advice from the other guy's here would have more value.

    Just my 2¢
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  • Profile picture of the author Teacherman
    First of all, take the time to read through all the reviews on this site. I almost wouldn't recommend buying any software at this point in the game if you are already considering getting out. Figure out what your model for making money is going to be and then go from there as far as figuring out tools.
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  • Profile picture of the author UMS
    If I had just $165 to spend, I would get:

    1. Traffic Travis V3 free version ($0)
    2. The Best Spinner ($47 discounted price)
    3. Article Marketing Robot ($87 discounted price)

    Grand total of $134, so you have a few extra dollars left over
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  • Hi,

    Just to make it easier for you, here's The Best Spinner discount thread, where you can get it for $47 that other people mentioned earlier.

    http://www.warriorforum.com/warrior-...-off-more.html

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  • Profile picture of the author flippianstar11
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    Pm me.I can help u that way
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    • Profile picture of the author Niche_Boy
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      Originally Posted by omk View Post

      I think it could help also to figure out what it is that you need or want for your blog. So that you can match your needs to the software.
      This is my blog:
      alternative health natural cures and nutrition
      As you can see their are not many articles on their right now, basically i want to provide educational information and news on the alternative health niche whilst making money from monetizing it.

      Originally Posted by Winlin View Post

      Your immediate need seems to be outlined quite nicely in your post. Which I'll add, was written quite well and to the point.

      A spinner will not write articles for you, it will only regurgitate what someone else has written. If you need fresh well written content, you will either need to outsource it, or write it yourself.

      I submit that you take a portion of your $165 and use it to purchase a reference book or two to assist you in becoming a more prolific writer, until which time you have the capital to sustain the cost of outsourcing the task.

      "Strunk and Whites" ; The Elements of Style is a very handy and inexpensive reference for would-be writers.

      Here's a link to a PDF copy of the original 1918 version of "The Elements of Style" , by; William Strunk, Jr. . - My preference is a current paperback edition that I can keep handy, but the price of this download (free) can't be beat. *** It should be a public domain edition, so no worries about copy right issues.
      I understand that, but almost everything has already been said in my niche already and the information will be somewhere on the web i can guarantee it, so instead of me typing an article from scratch that could be found on another site seems illogical to me.

      Originally Posted by Josh Richardson View Post

      Personally, i would look at The Best Spinner. If you look in the "Warrior Classified Ads , there is a discount in there for warriors where you get it for about $47 a year - big saving.



      I would suggest BringTheFresh, fantastic techniques, great support and great community. Definitely worth a look.



      You may want to look into SEnukeX if you want to go heavily into SEO in the future. Or, If you want to get into video marketing and get your videos everywhere with one click, check out Traffic Guyser. I dont use an awful lot of software imo, once you've got the knowledge, you dont need a whole lot of software, anything that can be done in software can be done without it, its just a bit more convenient .

      Good luck!
      Thanks i will check out the things you mentioned, and i don't plan to have alot of software just a few things to help speed up my internet marketing.

      Originally Posted by Aaron Elliott View Post

      TBS and Traffic Travis is what i cant live without...
      Thanks, ill look into that "traffic travis" sounds interesting, i wonder how it compares to "traffic guyser" that someone recommended earlier in this thread.

      Originally Posted by Jake Gray View Post

      How about save your money.

      Instead of buying software that makes articles unreadable, simply
      outsource them to decent writers at decent rates. There is no need
      to work with an expensive writer for niche sites (especially if you run
      numerous.). It'd benefit you in search engines if you simply ordered
      brand new articles instead of spin them to unreadability.
      As far as i know most article writers just spin other peoples articles anyway, so wouldn't purchasing a spinner be a better investment?

      Originally Posted by InTheMaking View Post

      I can give you a link to get TBS for $37. PM me if you'd like.
      Thanks, i checked out your thread earlier though and you only accept paypal, the problem i have is my paypal account was limited because i was un-verified. Is their any other way i can get hold of TBS? I have a debit card if that helps.

      Originally Posted by IMReview View Post

      My suggestion would be SEOPressor + The Best Spinner. If you are getting serious, I have heard some other's say Market Samurai, I tried the trial version and I would recommend it.
      SEOPressor sounds interesting, i will check that out.

      Originally Posted by PlayTheDeck View Post

      Hey I actually haven't started blogging yet but have used articlechanger[dot]net (as far as I'm aware it's just like TBS) to spin some articles for paid submission sites, but in all honesty I'm brand new to all this so I'm sure some of the advice from the other guy's here would have more value.

      Just my 2¢
      No worrys i am new to this too. :p

      Originally Posted by Teacherman View Post

      First of all, take the time to read through all the reviews on this site. I almost wouldn't recommend buying any software at this point in the game if you are already considering getting out. Figure out what your model for making money is going to be and then go from there as far as figuring out tools.
      Thanks but ive already figured out my model and that's my blog. When i start making money from affiliate's and ads on my blog i will move onto the next one.

      Originally Posted by UMS View Post

      If I had just $165 to spend, I would get:

      1. Traffic Travis V3 free version ($0)
      2. The Best Spinner ($47 discounted price)
      3. Article Marketing Robot ($87 discounted price)

      Grand total of $134, so you have a few extra dollars left over
      Thanks for that, those are probably the 3 ill buy, but ive suddenly hit a brick wall when these software sites only accept paypal, and i don't have a paypal account.

      Originally Posted by flippianstar11 View Post

      Pm me.I can help u that way
      Sounds promising i will pm you.
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  • Profile picture of the author jficarro
    I agree with WinLin. But additionally. I would NOT SPEND A DIME right now and focus on building up good content. You can just write like you speak and use a spell checker (get some feedback from friends).

    I would focus on video to get your point across and have a short description of your topic. You can use YouTube and make it mostly a video blog with short written descriptions for SEO. To save money, use a free screen capture program (camstudio) and any video camera, then Windows movie maker (or the Mac equivalent (Imovie) which is way better if you already have a Mac) to edit it and make it nice.

    Once you start getting subscribers and regular readers, THEN spend some money.

    Don't get me wrong. I like to think big and believe strongly in investing in my business, but if I only had the amount you listed, I'd hold onto it for an emergency.

    Mean time, there are TONS of really excellent resources, plug ins, autoresponders, etc. to the point where I don't know why everyone feels the need to spend a bunch of money.

    Crap.... I shouldn't be so honest. The IM niche is one of my favorites... but facts are, there are tons of resources out there that are great AND free.

    Build with quality, then worry about major marketing. Doing things the opposite way (especially for a beginner) is a set up for failure (in my opinion)

    The way google is.. if your site really rocks and has great content on a specific topic.. they will find it and rank it well. I've been pumping out some really highly ranked sites lately all based completely on content. Of course you don't stop there, but that's the best start.
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  • Profile picture of the author JaisonG
    1. Market Samarui or Traffic Travis
    2. TBS Without a doubt!
    3. AMR or SENukeX
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    • Profile picture of the author Niche_Boy
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      Originally Posted by JaisonG View Post

      1. Market Samarui or Traffic Travis
      2. TBS Without a doubt!
      3. AMR or SENukeX
      Thanks, ill probably go for those, but what do you think of these:

      Google Sniper 2.0
      scrapebox
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  • Profile picture of the author AceOfShirts
    I wouldn't call it software but I was going to say that the best $37 you will ever spend would be for a War Room membership. I see you are already a member but I thought I would add this in case readers of the thread that are in your position haven't joined the War Room yet.
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  • Profile picture of the author razorhound
    1. If I were you I would outsource the article writing. I'm not sure why would you need a spinner to write articles.

    2&3. Google KWT for keyword research. Competition analysis with Market Samurai (Free trial version). Traffic Travis 3 (Free version) to check on-page seo. $47 Scrapebox - scrape high pr blogs and comment manually.
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    • Profile picture of the author Niche_Boy
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      Originally Posted by razorhound View Post

      1. If I were you I would outsource the article writing. I'm not sure why would you need a spinner to write articles.

      2&3. Google KWT for keyword research. Competition analysis with Market Samurai (Free trial version). Traffic Travis 3 (Free version) to check on-page seo. $47 Scrapebox - scrape high pr blogs and comment manually.
      Scrapebox copy's content from other sites right so it would need to be spinned? Also i don't know what KWT to search for since i already have my blog setup but the domain is more of a brand if anything its nutritioushealth.net so how could i find what keywords i need for that site? will Article marketing robot do that?

      As for outsourcing i may decide to do that, but a spinner would also come in handy so i could spin some of the scrapebox articles.
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