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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: Offline Marketing 30th December 2017, 01:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 914
Posted By ShayB
Re: Help me think outside the box here

To piggyback off of this idea:


Go to Meetup.com and find local moms groups in your area. Offer a discount, free sample, demo, etc.
Visit local day care centers and drop off flyers, coupons,...
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 7th February 2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 294
Posted By ShayB
Re: Making an eBook visually appealing? Where can I find free / buy ebook templates?

Ah, my mistake. I use Open Office for the layouts of my books. :)
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: Finished Contests & Challenges 23rd January 2017, 09:27 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 76,708
Posted By ShayB
Re: 30 Day Challenge (starts 8/29) - Make money with no money

Just an update, everyone. I've moved elsewhere for my 30 day challenges. This is a really old thread. LOL
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 24th December 2016, 08:00 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,374
Posted By ShayB
Re: Making Money Online: Reality vs. Fiction

You will never find an exact blueprint you can follow for success. Every person has a different set of skills, networks, experiences, and ambitions. (And sometimes the marketer had a lot of luck on...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th December 2016, 07:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 274
Posted By ShayB
Re: Is It Ok If My Product Has Noise In The Background (Sirens,Construction)

I don't think it's a deal-breaker, personally. Might want to mention it in your sales copy (briefly), just to give them a heads up, but I find that sometimes that kind of thing can add to the charm...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th December 2016, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By ShayB
Re: Taking your knowledge of online offline for fun and profits.

Thanks for the post. Very informative, and very useful for someone looking for a nice side income. :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th December 2016, 08:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 136
Posted By ShayB
Re: First time E-book writer,need some guidance

How are you going to market your book?

Simply writing a book and posting it to Kindle (or another site) isn't a marketing plan. You need a way to market your book, or use it for leverage (to get...
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: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th November 2016, 09:34 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 1,827
Posted By ShayB
Re: What REALLY motivates you in your business - the success or the money?

Money and freedom. Both are tied for the top reason.

Doing what I love is a bonus, but if I didn't get paid, writing would be my hobby. ;)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th November 2016, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By ShayB
Re: 19 ways to package products that are NOT pdfs?

Thanks for the tips. :)

I love PDFs as products, but I'm looking into other types of products to create, too. Very timely info. :)
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd November 2016, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 173
Posted By ShayB
Re: Marketing Advice from the GURU's...? Brand Recognition ?

Warning: My advice is biased.

You're trying to reach a local market, and you want people to know you and realize how you are different.

Become a published author.

You can use the book as a...
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 27th September 2016, 08:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 324
Posted By ShayB
Re: How to handle the "What are your rates?" question

I had my base price printed on my business cards. (I do a lot of networking.)

"Publishing packages start at $3,750."

In doing so, I got rid of the tire kickers. When I meet with someone now,...
Forum: Finished Contests & Challenges 7th September 2016, 08:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 401
Posted By ShayB
Re: What are some ideas for Upsells for a WEIGHT LOSS PRODUCT? *Prize for Best idea!*

I'd suggest a subscription-based upsell.


Monthly newsletter with recipes, success stories, etc.
Monthly susbscription for motivational tips - delivered daily
Yearly subscription - 52 weeks...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th August 2016, 07:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,644
Posted By ShayB
Re: Two Offline Businesses that You Can Start Right Away (Even for Newbies)

As has been said, this is a simple concept/system. Don't complicate it. :)

You're not looking to convince people that it's a good idea. You tell them what you do, and the ones who are interested...
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: Finished Contests & Challenges 31st July 2016, 05:10 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,338
Posted By ShayB
Re: 30 Day Challenge - Make Money on a Shoestring Budget (starts 7/1/16)

I know how you can get more business for the law office part. ;) Shoot me a DM if you'd like.
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: Finished Contests & Challenges 27th July 2016, 06:25 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,338
Posted By ShayB
Re: 30 Day Challenge - Make Money on a Shoestring Budget (starts 7/1/16)

Day 27

This thread has gone quiet! Be sure to post updates as you have them. :)

I'm pleased with how my site has done, but I'm always tweaking things, of course. :)
Forum: Finished Contests & Challenges 23rd July 2016, 10:23 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,338
Posted By ShayB
Re: 30 Day Challenge - Make Money on a Shoestring Budget (starts 7/1/16)

Anyone is free to share their pages (as long as they don't violate the TOS for the WF).

I can't share mine because the thread will be shut down for self-promotion. Sorry. (I don't know if I would...
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 19th July 2016, 02:06 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,338
Posted By ShayB
Re: 30 Day Challenge - Make Money on a Shoestring Budget (starts 7/1/16)

LOL The thing is, there's nothing fancy or glamorous about it. Keep promoting, keep driving traffic. Don't give up. :)
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: Finished Contests & Challenges 17th July 2016, 09:52 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,338
Posted By ShayB
Re: 30 Day Challenge - Make Money on a Shoestring Budget (starts 7/1/16)

@DMG - you can start anytime! :)

Day 17

As for me, more promotion and such for the site. I will also be advertising, but trying to do it for the $40 I have left allotted for this project is a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th July 2016, 08:53 AM
Replies: 693
Views: 80,101
Posted By ShayB
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th July 2016, 06:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By ShayB
Re: Local jeweler blames store closing on millennials and the internet

I know people in the jewelry biz. They emphasize the aspects that you can't get online: trying on a piece, personalized service, professional appraisal included, etc.

You have to stand out if you...
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: Finished Contests & Challenges 14th July 2016, 07:01 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,338
Posted By ShayB
Re: 30 Day Challenge - Make Money on a Shoestring Budget (starts 7/1/16)

Day 14


Traffic update:

Visitors: 128
Page Views: 205

Looking into some promotion. I have $40 left of the $50 allotted for the challenge.
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 14th July 2016, 12:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,644
Posted By ShayB
Re: Two Offline Businesses that You Can Start Right Away (Even for Newbies)

Thank you. :)

Opportunities are everywhere if you look. I just try to help open people's eyes a little. :)
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th July 2016, 07:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,644
Posted By ShayB
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th July 2016, 07:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,644
Posted By ShayB
Re: Two Offline Businesses that You Can Start Right Away (Even for Newbies)

@debdigga

That doesn't include any copies. They are given access to the POD source for ordering. :)
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th July 2016, 07:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,644
Posted By ShayB
Re: Two Offline Businesses that You Can Start Right Away (Even for Newbies)

@debdigga

That is to help them publish one book title.
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