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Forum: Offline Marketing 15th July 2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 362
Posted By ShayB
Re: How to form small business alliance?

I have been with Meetup for over a decade, in two different areas of the country. I organize 2 groups on Meetup (one business, one social).

If you want to use Meetup to form a small business...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th June 2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 958
Posted By ShayB
Re: How can I get people to fill seats for my event.

Not sure where you're located, so this is general information.

* In addition to social, promote the event on Eventbrite.
* Go to Meetup.com. Find local biz groups (you can search by city or ZIP...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th March 2018, 07:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 656
Posted By ShayB
Re: What would make you pull the trigger on purchasing information versus using free information?

I'll give a specific example in a non-MMO niche.

I want to learn more about Excel. I've gone through numerous free videos and other resources and have learned a lot.

However, I am going to take...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd February 2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,319
Posted By ShayB
Re: I wrote a really good book about making money online, and then…

William --

What you describe in your OP sounds very much like the positive psychology trend, and it appears to be an up-and-coming (perhaps already here?) market.

I'd suggest doing some...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th December 2017, 10:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 427
Posted By ShayB
Re: What are some strategies, online and offline, that are most helpful to promote Life Coaching?

I've worked with life coaches before as clients. Without knowing you well enough to give specific advice, here are some general things I would recommend:

1. Don't call your yourself a Life Coach....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th July 2017, 07:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By ShayB
Re: Tips for Marketing a legal book written by one of our Lawyers

What is your end goal?

Is the book a stepping stone to a larger product/service for lawyers, or do you just want other lawyers to think you're cool?

Are you looking to become a big fish in a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd July 2017, 06:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 332
Posted By ShayB
Re: Ghostwriting Business

How are you at writing non-fiction?

Research questions people are asking, then write books to answer them.

Don't know the answers? Interview people who do.

IMHO, if you can write fiction,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th July 2017, 08:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 403
Posted By ShayB
Re: What should I be upselling as a web designer?

What you mentioned is good, but you might also be able to upsell website content, blog posts, social media posts, case studies, newsletters, etc.

(If you can't do the writing yourself, find a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th July 2017, 08:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,778
Posted By ShayB
Re: How would you make $30/day?

Please note -- I know that sometimes the written word comes across as harsh when it's not meant to be. Please know the following is meant to be helpful, not harsh. :)

It looks like you have...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th February 2017, 11:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,069
Posted By ShayB
Re: Have you succeeded with or without Mentors?

When I first started, I had lots of mentors. Here in the WF. :cool:

My system was this:

1. Ask a very specific question on the WF. (As specific as I could, depending on how much I did/didn't...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th February 2017, 08:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 634
Posted By ShayB
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th February 2017, 09:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 294
Posted By ShayB
Re: Making an eBook visually appealing? Where can I find free / buy ebook templates?

For covers, try Canva.com. They have some nice templates.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th February 2017, 09:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 634
Posted By ShayB
Re: Why do many people treat internet marketing differently than starting any other business?

You see the same thing in the WAHM niche:

1. You're not "selling." You're "sharing." (But you really are selling.)
2. Low start up costs (usually under $250 or so)
3. Parading "overnight"...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th February 2017, 09:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 154
Posted By ShayB
Re: Are you guys migrating to IM or not?

I like having a mixture of services and IM offerings, but I don't sell the average service, either. Not burnt out in the least. :)
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd February 2017, 08:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 584
Posted By ShayB
Re: Cooperative marketing with other local businesses

If you're looking to just get free advertising through a mailer, the 9 x 12 is probably not the way to go. Huge project, as has been mentioned.

However, you might go with a much smaller postcard,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th December 2016, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By ShayB
Re: Guest posters for Small Business Marketing blog

I have found that biz owners are usually open to interviews if you contact them. (I contact them for book interviews, so that may be different, but I don't know of too many biz owners who say no to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th December 2016, 08:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 363
Posted By ShayB
Re: How to upsell 5-USD-shower-head-buyers?

How about a Shower Care Kit?

1. Shower Cleaning Spray
2. Shower Head Soak (it works well in areas where the water has a mineral buildup)
3. Cleaning Cloths, Sponges, etc.)

Basically, create a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th November 2016, 03:01 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,466
Posted By ShayB
Re: Is it possible to start up in IM without spending anything at all?

Yes, it's possible.

But if you have money to invest in your biz, it's a lot faster/easier/better, though.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th November 2016, 11:34 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,626
Posted By ShayB
Re: How do Psychics market and make money?

I've seen people approach this market 2 ways:

1. They join a website dedicated to providing psychics to those who seek them. (Not 5er - a psychic site). They offer their services for $X per...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 9th October 2016, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 190
Posted By ShayB
Re: I finished Beauty School!

Congratulations! :D
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd August 2016, 04:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 829
Posted By ShayB
Re: Pressure Washing

1. Most mobile home parks have a requirement to pressure wash their house once a year (or when it gets dirty/mildewed).
2. Friends of mine who do this for a living drive around with business cards...
Forum: Finished Contests & Challenges 31st July 2016, 05:15 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,338
Posted By ShayB
Re: 30 Day Challenge - Make Money on a Shoestring Budget (starts 7/1/16)

Hey, all -

I'm going to close the challenge since we've gone past the 30 days. You can always start your own challenge and post in the thread, but I'm done with my challenge. :)

Ending stats...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th July 2016, 06:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 921
Posted By ShayB
Re: "Imagine" making $800 Week, "Picture" Sitting on the Beach Working Full Time ;)

I make a living by telling stories. (Mine and others.) Stories are powerful. They can motivate, inspire, and encourage.


They can also sell stuff. ;)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th July 2016, 05:56 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,109
Posted By ShayB
Re: IM is overwhelming...

No, but I wish! LOL
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd July 2016, 08:37 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,109
Posted By ShayB
Re: IM is overwhelming...

You may not like my advice, but I will still give it. :)

Start off offering a service. Whatever skill you have (or can learn).

Building sites, writing, etc.

Learn from the people who hire...
Forum: Finished Contests & Challenges 23rd July 2016, 08:19 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,338
Posted By ShayB
Re: 30 Day Challenge - Make Money on a Shoestring Budget (starts 7/1/16)

Day 23

Inquiry became a client, so I would say my challenge was a success. :)

So let's recap:

1. Had an idea for a narrower niche site (to augment my main biz)
2. Build the site.
3. Built...
Forum: Finished Contests & Challenges 22nd July 2016, 02:33 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,338
Posted By ShayB
Re: 30 Day Challenge - Make Money on a Shoestring Budget (starts 7/1/16)

Day 22


More traffic, more promotion, as usual.


I've picked up 3 clients this week, plus another that I feel good about. The 3 clients were referrals, but the inquiry was from someone who...
Forum: Finished Contests & Challenges 18th July 2016, 09:08 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,338
Posted By ShayB
Re: 30 Day Challenge - Make Money on a Shoestring Budget (starts 7/1/16)

Day 18

Everyone is doing great work! :)

I'm going to be placing some local ads. Hoping to get the ads running and some sales before Day 30! :D
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th July 2016, 06:24 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,526
Posted By ShayB
Re: Where to Start if You're Broke

I'd add another option:

If you're brand new, start by offering a service and freelance.

Find something you'll need to do for your business (writing articles was my choice, but you could choose...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 14th July 2016, 02:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 185
Posted By ShayB
Re: Is my name weird?

*hugs* I have people ask me "is that your real name?" all the time. People ask if I made it up. Tell me it's not really my name. Etc.

Some people are just mean. Don't let it get to you. <3
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th July 2016, 01:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,644
Posted By ShayB
Re: Two Offline Businesses that You Can Start Right Away (Even for Newbies)

Books make a great addition to a directory because they are tangible. I've done that before. :)
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th July 2016, 07:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,644
Posted By ShayB
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12th July 2016, 06:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 184
Posted By ShayB
Re: John McCabe - Thank you for your posts

Yes!! A great milestone from a very insightful poster! :)
Forum: Finished Contests & Challenges 12th July 2016, 06:41 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,338
Posted By ShayB
Re: 30 Day Challenge - Make Money on a Shoestring Budget (starts 7/1/16)

Day 12

More promotion of the site, nothing really exciting. LOL

Visitors: 118
Page views: 188
Forum: Finished Contests & Challenges 12th July 2016, 06:40 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,338
Posted By ShayB
Re: 30 Day Challenge - Make Money on a Shoestring Budget (starts 7/1/16)

So far, only sending it to a few people I know and using some social media. :)



I will take a look! :)
Forum: Finished Contests & Challenges 10th July 2016, 08:31 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,338
Posted By ShayB
Re: 30 Day Challenge - Make Money on a Shoestring Budget (starts 7/1/16)

Day 10

So far, I have my niche site up (offering a service).

Autoresponder is set up with 7 emails:

Email 1: Send their free download
Email 2: Send the freebie again, just in case they...
Forum: Finished Contests & Challenges 9th July 2016, 05:57 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,338
Posted By ShayB
Re: 30 Day Challenge - Make Money on a Shoestring Budget (starts 7/1/16)

Day 9

I'm working on a Hotsheet to give away for list building.

Only a few hundred words done so far, but the night is still young. :)
Forum: Off Topic Forum 9th July 2016, 04:58 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 1,272
Posted By ShayB
Forum: Finished Contests & Challenges 8th July 2016, 11:01 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,338
Posted By ShayB
Re: 30 Day Challenge - Make Money on a Shoestring Budget (starts 7/1/16)

Day 8

For the minimal amount of promotion I've done for my new niche service site, I've gotten some hits.

93 visitors.
153 page views.

For the first 6 days, that's not too bad.

Total...
Forum: Finished Contests & Challenges 7th July 2016, 05:50 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,338
Posted By ShayB
Re: 30 Day Challenge - Make Money on a Shoestring Budget (starts 7/1/16)

Good! You can take some Rest Days this weekend. :)

My niche is publishing books for various holistic health providers. :)
Forum: Finished Contests & Challenges 7th July 2016, 02:04 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,338
Posted By ShayB
Re: 30 Day Challenge - Make Money on a Shoestring Budget (starts 7/1/16)

Day 7

You need a few components for an online biz:

1. A product or service
2. A way to display it (website/blog)
3. Getting it in front of qualified people.
4. Converting looky-loos to...
Forum: Finished Contests & Challenges 5th July 2016, 06:08 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,338
Posted By ShayB
Forum: Finished Contests & Challenges 5th July 2016, 05:06 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,338
Posted By ShayB
Re: 30 Day Challenge - Make Money on a Shoestring Budget (starts 7/1/16)

@gotthrowaway

Thank you so much for your post. I wanted to go through it and give some advice.

1. Yes, getting a job should be your priority. Once you have a job, you can work a biz on the side...
Forum: Finished Contests & Challenges 5th July 2016, 04:48 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,338
Posted By ShayB
Re: 30 Day Challenge - Make Money on a Shoestring Budget (starts 7/1/16)

Day 5

Now that I have my site set up, I want to focus on two things:

1. Building a list
2. Qualified Traffic

Here are a few resources to help you with traffic:
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th July 2016, 08:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 685
Posted By ShayB
Forum: Mind Warriors 4th July 2016, 03:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,804
Posted By ShayB
Re: What does life begins at 40 mean?

I am 48.

In this season of my life, I don't have small children. (My youngest is almost 12 - I started having kids a tad late.)

I've become a lot more comfortable in my own skin.

I have...
Forum: Finished Contests & Challenges 4th July 2016, 03:06 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,338
Posted By ShayB
Re: 30 Day Challenge - Make Money on a Shoestring Budget (starts 7/1/16)

Personally, no more than an hour. If you have more time, feel free to work longer. :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th July 2016, 11:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 565
Posted By ShayB
Re: Adult coloring books?

The thing is, people buy the books, color them in, and then need new ones.

Seems like a great niche to be in. :)
Forum: Finished Contests & Challenges 3rd July 2016, 07:27 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,338
Posted By ShayB
Re: 30 Day Challenge - Make Money on a Shoestring Budget (starts 7/1/16)

Nothing wrong with that. Providing a service can be a great way to fund future projects. :)
Forum: Finished Contests & Challenges 30th June 2016, 07:36 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,338
Posted By ShayB
Re: 30 Day Challenge - Make Money on a Shoestring Budget (starts 7/1/16)

The challenge starts tomorrow. I will be posting about what I did tomorrow night.

Here is the gist of what my project is going to look like:

Days 1-14

I'm going to work on getting new...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th June 2016, 06:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,521
Posted By ShayB
Re: The IM "secret" everyone knows but very few apply in their business

Yep. The DFY solutions I offer far outsell the DIY ones.

For my clients, it's not a matter of laziness. It's making the most of their time. :)
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th June 2016, 05:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,644
Posted By ShayB
Re: Two Offline Businesses that You Can Start Right Away (Even for Newbies)

It depends on the POD platform you use. Some have a minimum order.

They can be to show clients their work, or they can be a book for sale, or they can be given away as a bonus for purchase, etc.
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th June 2016, 11:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,644
Posted By ShayB
Re: Two Offline Businesses that You Can Start Right Away (Even for Newbies)

Thanks! I actually did run a WSO back in 2011 (different market, but this market is a bit easier than the one I originally worked with back then). It was a $5 Hotsheet. :) (Sold quite a few copies.)...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th June 2016, 06:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,644
Posted By ShayB
Re: Two Offline Businesses that You Can Start Right Away (Even for Newbies)

Do you do nail art? That would make a cool look book/board. :)

Edited to add: If you have a waiting area, that would be a good place for a Look Book they can browse through while they wait. :)
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th June 2016, 05:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,644
Posted By ShayB
Re: Two Offline Businesses that You Can Start Right Away (Even for Newbies)

You are very welcome. :)

I think if you made your own Look Book, you'd get a lot of clients who would like to have one of their own. :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th June 2016, 01:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,650
Posted By ShayB
Re: iWriter alternatives to get writing jobs?

I'm going to suggest another route:

Contact local businesses to write for: web content, press releases, etc.

They generally pay well and aren't trying to hire the cheapest writer. They will pay...
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