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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th August 2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,920
Posted By Zabrina
Re: content writing at $2, is it worth?

You can answer that question yourself by doing a little math. Look at your budget and figure out how much money you absolutely need to earn each month. Could you scrape by on, say, $2,000 a month?
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th August 2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 758
Posted By Zabrina
Re: PLR Vs. Outsource Articles Quality?

The jeopardy is that one can manufacture onerous, stiff sentences by aimlessly using a thesaurus. ;)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th August 2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 868
Posted By Zabrina
Re: What to do when a potential client cant take constructive criticism?

Definitely true. I've run across the sort, but I love being a freelancer so I can choose which clients to take on. It's a lot better here than in the corporate world!



That is a bit strange! As...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th August 2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 758
Posted By Zabrina
Re: PLR Vs. Outsource Articles Quality?

Hmm -- this depends on the quality of the PLR you find. In general, high-quality PLR will be better than $5 to $10 articles, since it sounds like that's the price range you'd be seeking in terms of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th August 2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 414
Posted By Zabrina
Re: question regarding content...

Ooh, this is my bread and butter, so I'm happy to help. It sounds like you have a solid plan, so it's time to stop researching and start doing! :)

When you're describing the condition, don't copy...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th August 2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,832
Posted By Zabrina
Re: How to Lose weight vs How to gain weight

Ethically, I know which market I would choose. Targeting weight loss markets without buying into the fatphobic stereotypes about "thin = fit, fat = death" and so on is difficult. If you can create a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th August 2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 868
Posted By Zabrina
Re: What to do when a potential client cant take constructive criticism?

If he asked for constructive criticism, he should have taken it, but the old adage holds true: it's not what you say, it's how you say it. If you came off as rude, aggressive, or snobby when you told...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th August 2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,021
Posted By Zabrina
Re: This business put me in the EMERGENCY ROOM!

This is a very important message for all marketers -- and other service providers online, for that matter. I know someone who is currently unable to work on the computer providing graphic design-type...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th August 2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 423
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Would someone review my site please?

I can't tell you what will work for sure, only the strategy that I've seen recommended lately. ;) That is: long, detailed, unique reviews. You could review different online coffee providers, tea...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th August 2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By Zabrina
Re: To Free Or Not To Free - That Is The Question

I agree and disagree. On the one hand, for long-term, sustainable business growth, you absolutely should make the investment to avoid sacrificing elements of your business in order to get free stuff....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th August 2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,931
Posted By Zabrina
Re: How to protect yourself when freelancing

I generally ask for 50/50 payments for anything over $100, upfront payments for smaller projects like single articles. If it's a big project ($300-$500ish or more), I might split it into payments...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th November 2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 802
Posted By Zabrina
Re: What are some items that you know are overpriced?

Water in the desert. ;)

Also, hearing aids. You're lucky to get away with paying $4,000 for a good pair, and they're supposed to be replaced every five years... bah.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th November 2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 619
Posted By Zabrina
Re: What Do I Do With "X" Dollars?

Hmm... it's hard to give generic advice. Some people are in need of a mindset shift to allow them to fulfill their potential. Some people are driven but need a method. Some people need to never buy...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th November 2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,022
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Best university degrees for IM?

First of all, why do you need to go to university? Make sure it's because higher education is something you're passionate about and want to do, and not something you feel like you're required to do....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th November 2012, 07:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,312
Posted By Zabrina
Re: How much should I charge for freelancing?

It sounds like you have experience in a few specific medical fields, am I wrong? In this case, it might be easiest for you to write for a site like Constant Content, because you can choose your...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 3rd June 2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,028
Posted By Zabrina
Re: How old is too old to still live with your parents?

Don't even get me started on how my graduating class feels about the job market today. It's one of the big reasons I chose IM -- because I can actually build my own career while I'm still in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th May 2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,191
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Attempting to Write for Hire

There's a huge "difficulty myth" surrounding CC, mainly perpetuated by people who just plain can't write. To them, it feels unfair and anal-retentive and silly. But if you're a decent writer, it's...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th May 2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,191
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Attempting to Write for Hire

Since I haven't seen it recommended yet, Constant Content is a fantastic website for making money. Judging by the style and quality of your posts, I think your articles will be just fine, though...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 15th May 2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,273
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Artists/Bands not posted here before. Part 2

Huh, good to know. Not like I'd have any idea... it's all obscure to me. ;) :D
Forum: Off Topic Forum 14th May 2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,273
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Artists/Bands not posted here before. Part 2

Well-known band, lesser-known songs that I never see other people mention:

Bee Gees - Edge of the Universe - YouTube

Bee Gees - Songbird - YouTube

And now for a lesser-known band, Stonebolt:...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th May 2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 591
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Writing Style on a Travel Blog

People reading travel blogs don't usually want to hear mundane details, except when necessary. If you're writing instructions on how to get through LAX with your sanity, mundane details are great. If...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th May 2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,547
Posted By Zabrina
Re: A woman is worth her weight in bandwidth ;)

It's sad a statement like this even has to be made. Gender ought to be so completely irrelevant to one's entrepreneurial savvy. File this under "things that make me mutter and rant".
Forum: Off Topic Forum 9th May 2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Food Safety Report USDA Is Hiding From You

Thanks! Good to see you, too. :) Had one heck of a school semester that ended in a bout of misdiagnosed pneumonia, three torn ribcage muscles, and no sense of smell (I've been without for two months...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 8th May 2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Food Safety Report USDA Is Hiding From You

The downright scary practices of the FDA and USDA make me very glad to be in Canada, where rBGH is outlawed, but there's still a lot of problems with the food industry that do cross the border....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th May 2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 718
Posted By Zabrina
Re: What is your Goal with IM?

My main goal right now is to fundraise another $1300 or so for charity, along with paying my own bills as usual and saving up for vacations. I'd also like to earn a little extra to invest while I'm...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th May 2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,000
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Is it worth it to bring my article up to 1000 words?

Alexa and Christopher, you two said what I wanted to. :) As a writer, I like longer articles because I get to delve deeper into the subject and provide useful material. As a reader, I like longer...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th January 2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 810
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Click Here If You Know About Freelance Article Writing

The way I started to get work was by first creating a Blogspot portfolio, then contacting people on Craigslist. It takes some searching, but you can find decent writing jobs. If you contact at least...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 31st December 2011, 04:14 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 2,715
Posted By Zabrina
Re: What is your favorite tv show?

Supernatural and Doctor Who are the only currently-airing shows I watch. Dead Like Me, Queer as Folk, the earlier seasons of Big Bang Theory, and Andromeda are a few older favourites when I get into...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th December 2011, 09:33 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,789
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Cheap Content Sux: Calling All High-Quality Content Writers

The thing is, when you offer high-quality content services, it looks pretty suspicious to be calling out all the others. To use another comparison, the boutique home furnishing store I referred to in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th December 2011, 09:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 466
Posted By Zabrina
Re: What are the best communities to join in? I have a lot of spare time...

Sounds like you're still in the basic education stage. Hanging out here for a while is all you really need, but if you're looking for paid memberships, I'm also part of the E1KAD forum (not linking...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th December 2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,789
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Cheap Content Sux: Calling All High-Quality Content Writers

Problem is, you can't get involved in this fight without looking like you have an agenda.

I think you'll find most business owners hate "bad content". The problem is, we all disagree on what "bad...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th December 2011, 06:22 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,789
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Cheap Content Sux: Calling All High-Quality Content Writers

Just say "no thanks, my rate for this project would be X, and I can't discount without the quality of my work suffering". Let them go their way and go your own.

It's easy to avoid being annoyed if...
Forum: Mind Warriors 26th December 2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,728
Posted By Zabrina
Re: How much sleep is enough?

I've never done well with naps at all -- I just end up more tired than when I started.

For a good year or two, I regularly functioned fine (more or less) at three to six hours' sleep per night,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th December 2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 10,558
Posted By Zabrina
Re: What was your profession before you started internet marketing?

I've done a ton of entrepreneurial enterprises since I was old enough to sell. :D As for traditional jobs, I've been a retail cashier, supervisor, yarn store employee, and help desk worker. :p
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th December 2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,108
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Are You Ready for the NEW Facebook Next Week?

Oh, lord. I just looked at a friend's profile with the Timeline, and I definitely do not want. I've been phasing out my Facebook presence anyway, so this gives me that much more motivation to leave.
Forum: Mind Warriors 16th December 2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,934
Posted By Zabrina
Re: The Best Way To Start Your Day

I've been thinking about doing this, actually. I think it would help improve my energy and focus, but one problem is that it's usually pretty damn cold out at that hour, and I'm not very...
Forum: Mind Warriors 16th December 2011, 09:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,254
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Have you met girls online?

I have. Sometimes it works out well, sometimes it doesn't, and you will generally have your beliefs confirmed, just like meeting people offline. One of the problems in this perspective of "looking...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th December 2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 16,574
Posted By Zabrina
Re: How Long Does It Take You To Write A GOOD 1000 Word Article

The answer to this really depends on several factors. First of all, I have a few advantages: I'm usually constantly structuring the article in my head as I write, somewhat subconsciously, and find it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th December 2011, 04:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,157
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Why are you really doing Internet Marketing?

I do it for a few reasons, but these are some of the big ones...

--Flexibility. I'm in university right now, and I'm also a traveller at heart. Short-term part-time jobs would be the only answer...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th December 2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,425
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Another question for Alexa (and anyone else who really has insight)

I might not be a goo-roo like Alexa (just teasing :D), but I can answer this, at least:



There's a ton of different angles you can take on the same topic. Here's a few, in the form of subject...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th December 2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 789
Posted By Zabrina
Re: The most profitable way to use PLR articles?

I use PLR as a resource to write articles for my own sites sometimes, but I have to stress something that often doesn't get mentioned when people say to rewrite PLR: don't just rewrite it.

Find...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th December 2011, 07:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 928
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Has the "Warriors for Hire" section seen an influx of new providers or something?

I completely agree, Matt. When I last started a WFH thread, I got almost instant business. Far less interest this time around (started one yesterday). I'll monitor it and how fast it drops before...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th December 2011, 07:25 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 9,289
Posted By Zabrina
Re: What do you think of Teen Internet Marketers?

I started as a teen, too, alongside my terrible full-time job. I didn't have to contribute any of my online earnings to the household and it was a lot more enjoyable than my job, so that was a pretty...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th December 2011, 07:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 767
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Article Syndication Question

Is the entire site in Spanish only? Think about the people who speak only English, find an English article, click through to a Spanish site, and get a surprise. :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th December 2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 618
Posted By Zabrina
Re: What do you use to organize your money?

I have an Open Office spreadsheet so I can look a few months into the future and have a pretty good idea what my bank balance will be. Budget (the program is actually called that) for Mac is a great...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th December 2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,347
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Amazon Create Space Success

I used a template from an Amazon course here called "The Amazon System", but honestly, you don't even need that. If you do some Google searches for Createspace interior templates, you'll turn up...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th December 2011, 10:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 835
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Focus on One Niche?

If you're just getting bored, subniches can help you get interested again. I mean, there are so many dozens of subniches in dating/relationships to explore... geek dating, long-distance dating, age...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th December 2011, 10:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 897
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Can You Get Banned for Sharing Your Services thru PM?

Others have offered great explanations already, but I noticed you mentioned that you've already posted a Warriors for Hire ad.

Maybe it needs to go into the WSO section with a credits system like...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th December 2011, 09:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,347
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Amazon Create Space Success

I've done it before, and I have three up and selling. Well, to be precise, one book generates the majority of my sales. The other two sell odd copies now and again. It's definitely a matter of:
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th December 2011, 03:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 426
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Loosing interest? How to fix it?

What is your motivation? Your underlying "why" for why you get up every morning to do it? Have you lost touch with it? Is it no longer as important to you?

Find your driving reason to get up and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th December 2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,018
Posted By Zabrina
Re: (Rant) The Need for Dozens of Mediocre Amazon Sites

Good job! :) Are you following Jan's plan exactly, or are you making your own modifications as you go along?

This is a great testimonial not just to that course, but to your own willpower and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th December 2011, 03:39 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,530
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Would you quit your job before making the money online?

There's a gain versus loss way of looking at this decision.

How much do you gain/lose from quitting your job?
How much do you gain/lose from going full-time in IM?

And perhaps more...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th December 2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 599
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Hi! I just arrived, and boy this place is BIG!

There's not really an area that's less complex, honestly. It all depends on what you find to be complex. Some people find it absolutely baffling to program, others can't wrap their head around...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th December 2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,312
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Is there a place where people are looking for writers?

This list rocks.

My favourites from the ones listed are Constant Content and CloudCrowd. Constant Content is hard to get started at if you're a bad writer, and CloudCrowd has a little more leeway...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th December 2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 572
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Fundamental skills

Bingo... that was what I was going to post, too. :)

When I first started in IM, I read an amazing ebook (wish I could remember who wrote it) that advised readers to make a list of skills,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd July 2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 442
Posted By Zabrina
Golden lessons learned raising $5,000 with IM for charity...

I just got back from a trip to Haiti with a group of 21 other volunteers, and each of us raised $5,000 to help build a community centre to house orphans, educate them, provide microfinance loans, and...
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