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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th July 2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,044
Posted By mounds
Re: Am I being unreasonable?

Yes and no.

It's unreasonable for you to write at that rate.

It's not unreasonable to ask for more money.

Chances are you're going to get dropped. Look at it this way: you can spend your day...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th January 2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,086
Posted By mounds
Re: Fiverr writing gigs? Be cautious, ask questions!

From a psychology perspective, it's amazing that people continue to go for deals that will inevitably screw them over. I used to think it was a matter of ignorance-- the people buying these gigs...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd January 2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 7,523
Posted By mounds
Re: Does grammar affect credibility in your eyes?

When it comes to internet writing, I consider proper grammar and punctuation to be the polish. I don't mind a few scuffs when the material is engaging.

Remember that grammar and punctuation are...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th December 2011, 10:39 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 16,433
Posted By mounds
Re: How Long Does It Take You To Write A GOOD 1000 Word Article

I could write a 1000-word article, including some research, in an hour flat. There's only one problem: the article would suck.

It seems like the criteria for writing online (and in high school,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th November 2011, 07:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 999
Posted By mounds
Re: So... Are We Having Fun??

For me, I saw a real opportunity to make money. I've drank my own Kool-Aid enough times to know these things take time to build up.

I love the challenge of IM. I get a real kick out of taking a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th November 2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,076
Posted By mounds
Re: Shy Scared Warrior's Guide to Publishing Your First WSO

That's a good point, iAm. I totally agree that whatever you release should be really good, otherwise it will hurt you in the end.

The reason the OP resonated so much with me is because I find that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th November 2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,076
Posted By mounds
Re: Shy Scared Warrior's Guide to Publishing Your First WSO

I found this information to be quite timely, as I'm thinking (and becoming nervous) about posting my first WSO. Thanks for the inspiration.

Pretty sad that a good post has to degenerate like...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th November 2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,052
Posted By mounds
Re: Ken Evoy's Opinion about Artilce Spinning........

Good read, although I'm sure there are moments where spinning an article makes sense.

The way I see it is that it's in Google's best interest to keep their users away from poor content. Most...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th November 2011, 06:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,124
Posted By mounds
Re: Worst writer job application ever?

+1. This is exactly the reason I say that writers should buy one of those $5 articles, just to see the "excellent" quality many people rave about.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th November 2011, 09:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 595
Posted By mounds
Re: Business.. what is it really?

In the most simple of forms, it's the exchange of one thing for another.

If I trade you three beaver pelts for a rifle and ammunition, that's a business transaction.

If I mow your grass and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd November 2011, 08:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 452
Posted By mounds
Kindle publishing and inferior competition

I've been thinking about getting into some Kindle publishing, starting with the pest control niche. My assessment of the competition has consisted of going to Amazon and typing in, "How to get rid of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2011, 09:10 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,708
Posted By mounds
Re: I got $10, what do I do?

Step 1: Go to Amazon Marketplace

Step 2: Buy a book on some IM service: online writing, SEO, web design, graphics, ect.

Step 3: Study book until you understand the material

Step 4: Offer the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2011, 05:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,472
Posted By mounds
Re: How do I get higher-paying content writing clients?

The way I see it is that there's two ways of finding work: reactive and proactive.

Reactive people create a gig on Fiverr, a Classified Ad, slap up a website, or put a link in their sig. You see a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th November 2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 952
Posted By mounds
Re: The War Room worth it?

It's basically a library devoted to internet marketing.

What's that worth to ya? ;)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th November 2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,406
Posted By mounds
Re: NLP FOR WEBCAM MODEL

I've got my Master Prac certification in NLP, and I can't quite figure out how it would assist a webcam model.

Much of NLP is based on finding effective ways to communicate. The only thing I can...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th November 2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 915
Posted By mounds
Re: Traits of Successful Warriors

I like this! It's also a great time to think and make plans.

A trait that's in the same vein is eating a proper diet. For the past four days, I've been eating a lot of junk food, and it's...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th November 2011, 09:03 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,104
Posted By mounds
Re: Quit spinning your damn articles

Is this post the result of spinning? Cause if it is, that's a clever prank ;)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th November 2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,195
Posted By mounds
Re: A tip for the newbies... and maybe the old guard too

I missed something obvious with my original post...

If you write a bad-ass post, PRINT IT OFF!

Some of the best posts I've ever read... are posts that I wrote a long time ago. They might...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th November 2011, 03:08 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 21,917
Posted By mounds
Re: The Bum Strategy

Hey there Greg,

I did, in fact, witness the scene described above. That's a good point that it very well could have been an illusion.

Anyhow, it's not to trivialize other people's plight. I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th November 2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,104
Posted By mounds
Re: Quit spinning your damn articles

I'd like to know if there is any validity to this strategy. To me, it would be a lot easier to just hit the "Back" button, and check the other search results.

Does this actually work?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th November 2011, 10:09 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,202
Posted By mounds
Re: Beware of private messages soliciting money

Nigerian internet scamming is in every imaginable niche. I used to run into these guys on arachnid message boards (selling live spiders from Africa), and once I got big into eBay, a few tried...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th November 2011, 08:57 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,884
Posted By mounds
Re: Write quality articles for people or work at McDonalds?

Whenever this topic comes up, we talk about things like "selling to the wrong market" and "positioning yourself differently". Let's expand on that a bit because, really, what the hell does that even...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th November 2011, 09:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 689
Posted By mounds
Re: Would you read a blog from non native English?

I follow a couple of blogs from non-native English speakers. Granted, they are really good writers, and their content is quite interesting.

If you want to improve, just keep writing. I know how...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2011, 10:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 915
Posted By mounds
Traits of Successful Warriors

Let's share what we've noticed about the successful people on this forum.

1. Generosity - the successful warriors that I follow are constantly sharing ideas and giving advice. Just today, I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2011, 05:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 682
Posted By mounds
Re: Role of the Warrior Forum

Here's a little something something for you to consider, Stuart...

The WarriorForum on it's own is nothing. It's the members that make it something. In order for you and I to make judgement calls...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2011, 04:05 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 26,370
Posted By mounds
Re: All My Amazon eBooks Have Been Taken Off the Shelf!

*Not roasting you here; this is more of a general post*

Sadly, you see a lot of this kind of stuff on WarriorForum.

Take a second and imagine YOU are the CEO of Amazon. You set up this great...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,195
Posted By mounds
Re: A tip for the newbies... and maybe the old guard too

I found that all of my digital solutions turned into a mess. Even with the most descriptive titles, I just kept adding and never reviewing.

There's something about having a folder/binder/book...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2011, 07:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,195
Posted By mounds
A tip for the newbies... and maybe the old guard too

Every minute you spend on WarriorForum increases the chances that you'll run into a legendary post. I'm talking about a post that outlines a system so genius, you're blown away with inspiration. I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th November 2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By mounds
Re: Article Writing Tool

I've got this special tool I like to call, "The Mounds Method".

It uses precise measurements of brain power, internet, and time to create hot articles that people actually want to read.

It's...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th November 2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,179
Posted By mounds
Re: Desperate for an easy money system that actually makes money..

To build on this, it could simply be a lack of education. Even when something is tagged as newbie-friendly, it still requires a bit of knowledge as to how things work online.

If you're a newbie,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th November 2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 21,917
Posted By mounds
The Bum Strategy

Although I found Justin Stowe's tips to be more than adequate, I think it's worth bringing up this little story:

I was to attend a course this weekend, and showed up at the school a bit early. I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th November 2011, 11:32 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,842
Posted By mounds
Re: Do you have some tip to write fast?

Practice is the main thing that comes to mind.

Also, separating research and writing really helped.

Writing 10-15 articles in a single niche is handy. One-off articles are a big time sink.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th November 2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 733
Posted By mounds
Re: WSO? IM only or would you buy a self development one

I think it depends on how it's done. People here want to make money. How can your personal development product help me make money?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th November 2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,179
Posted By mounds
Re: Desperate for an easy money system that actually makes money..

I suggest you switch from dreamer mode to business mode.

In dreamer mode, you see what you want and the steps in-between just kind of work themselves out. Your chances of success are on par with...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th November 2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,406
Posted By mounds
Re: Why Work From Home Instead Of A Day Job?

In order of importance:

1. Potential - I see this as a much bigger opportunity than waiting to get promoted. As for being a business owner, brick and mortar just isn't my thing.

2. Flexibility...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th November 2011, 07:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,564
Posted By mounds
Re: Finding a decent article writer

Damn dude, you've just given me another great idea.

For me, writing is not the problem. Words come to me pretty quickly. It's the research that eats up all my time.

A ghostwriter could offer a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th November 2011, 10:17 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,564
Posted By mounds
Re: Finding a decent article writer

I hate to be nit-picky and you're welcome to disregard this post, but if you're asking $20 for 500 words, put some effort into tying your pitch. In these two short lines, I found three instances that...
Forum: Mind Warriors 6th November 2011, 07:17 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,565
Posted By mounds
Re: Fear Of Failure

Whenever I feel the fear of failure, I consider Cartesian logic:

1. What would happen if you did?

If I were to put the time into trying a system, the only real guarantee is that I put my time...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th November 2011, 05:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,612
Posted By mounds
Re: How would you invest 10k?

I'll echo what most other people are saying: invest the minimum until you know what you're doing.

I'd open an high-interest savings account and put $9500 in there. Use the rest to learn and get...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th November 2011, 01:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,564
Posted By mounds
Re: Finding a decent article writer

Let me know how it turns out :) I'm thinking about outsourcing some of my own stuff in this style now, heh.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th November 2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,564
Posted By mounds
Re: Finding a decent article writer

I'll give you an outside-the-box idea I just came up with. Visit a forum meant for people specializing in your niche and mention that you're looking for a writer. You can get a pretty good idea of...
Forum: Mind Warriors 3rd November 2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 5,366
Posted By mounds
Re: [Let's Do This!] What Action Did You Take Today?

Cranked out my last article for my latest PLR pack. Tomorrow, I get to start a new niche. Very excited for that!

I'm liking this thread. Nice to see what people are achieving out there.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd November 2011, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By mounds
The Strategy I'm Using to Beat Shiny Object Syndrome

It seems like every newbie on this board runs into shiny object syndrome (aptly abbreviated, SOS). I struggled with it for a while myself, but I've found something that works for me and hopefully for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd November 2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 599
Posted By mounds
Re: What Is An ASPECT of IM That You're DYING To Learn?

What you could do is work on your internal spam filter. Behold!

Amazon.com: Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion (Collins Business Essentials) (9780061241895): Robert B. Cialdini: Books

The...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd November 2011, 08:33 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,469
Posted By mounds
Re: You make me mad - What you mean your STILL not making money??

The truth is that a lot of people simply want the dream. They don't want the crap that comes in-between, and they don't want to settle for less than riches. Naturally, the guys in the IM niche are...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st November 2011, 04:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 698
Posted By mounds
Re: Need free content

Something about that doesn't quite sit right. I realize this is the internet and people are going to do it anyway, but I just don't agree with this type of writing.

When I write an article, I aim...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st November 2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 698
Posted By mounds
Re: Need free content

I think many writers (myself included) would take issue with someone pilfering an entire article and rewriting it for their own site.

If you spent two hours on an article, researching and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st November 2011, 10:52 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 698
Posted By mounds
Re: Need free content

Don't forget about the barter system.

*Disclaimer: This is a possible future scenario. I don't currently need another site*

If I offered you some free content, would you set up my website for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st November 2011, 08:35 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,981
Posted By mounds
Re: Confessions of a Self Confessed WSO Junkie

At least you've seen the light. I went a fair ways into debt a couple of years ago and now I teach my friends personal finance tricks. Now that you've been in the worst possible position, get out of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st October 2011, 05:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 742
Posted By mounds
Re: I want to fly home for Christmas

I just paid $120 for a WP install and some other services, such as setting up pages, getting a logo, and a little bit of consulting.

To me, that's a bargain. Setting up a websites is the bane of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st October 2011, 04:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 562
Posted By mounds
Re: What is the one thing that is stopping you reach your goals right now?

I have to say thank you for this thread. I'm quite involved in the personal development community and for some reason, this question has never come up in my consciousness.

The first thing that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st October 2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,272
Posted By mounds
Re: How my friend James paid his IM bills this month

To me, this is epic. It is a bit of a silly way to make money, but the fact that this guy had the kahunas to walk door to door, convincing people to buy books he would later print at the library,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st October 2011, 08:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 745
Posted By mounds
Re: Where to compile research for articles?

I'd read a bunch of books on that specific topic and related topics. Really get to know your niche before you begin.

I've come to despise writing about things where I don't have a clue. Without a...
Forum: Mind Warriors 30th October 2011, 08:16 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,535
Posted By mounds
Re: Does Positive Thinking Really Work?

Hey there dunkinbbb,

In all honesty, you're instincts are probably correct.

I recently heard that Richard Bandler basically left NLP because he couldn't trademark it. He's created a couple of...
Forum: Mind Warriors 29th October 2011, 09:29 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,535
Posted By mounds
Re: Does Positive Thinking Really Work?

Lol, I love it. I'm an NLP Master Practitioner and not a fan of Richard Bandler. He's not a very pleasant man.

What I find with NLP is that if something is not a huge deal to you, it's not going...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th October 2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,789
Posted By mounds
Re: Why 90% Internet Marketers fail and give up?

I think it's a very complex issue, and I'm not even sure knowing why it happens will help solve it. A few factors that contribute would be:

- loss aversion
- environment
- unrealistic...
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