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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 17th December 2011, 10:39 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 16,439
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 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: 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 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 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 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: 26,373
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, 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, 11:22 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 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, 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, 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, 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: 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...
Forum: Mind Warriors 29th October 2011, 09:37 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,535
Posted By mounds
Re: Does Positive Thinking Really Work?

Whenever this topic comes up, I like to compare it to negative thinking. Just about anyone will agree that negative thinking is a powerful tool for blowing your day. So why does positive thinking get...
Forum: Mind Warriors 27th October 2011, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By mounds
Re: FREE PLR FOR YOUR OPINIONS

Hey there Steve,

I'll help you out on one thing. People can only hold seven (plus or minus two) pieces of information in their minds at a time. The first two questions have fourteen and twelve...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th October 2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,591
Posted By mounds
Re: Best Way To Write Articles

The least expensive route for articles is to write them yourself. Just like anything else, it takes practice. What I love about writing, though, is that you don't have to go out of your way to do so....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th October 2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 563
Posted By mounds
Writers: Stuck in a low-price rut? Follow these easy steps to getting past that mental block

Materials required:

Computer
A small amount of cash
An open mind

Step 1: Find someone who is offering articles at a price similar to your own. Positive testimonials are a plus.

Step 2:...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th October 2011, 08:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 418
Posted By mounds
Re: Looking into Selling PLR Articles Cheaply

I'd like to vouch for PLR ATM myself. No need to reinvent the wheel :D

Another good one is AllStar PLR by Peggy Baron. I've read both a few times.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th October 2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,009
Posted By mounds
Why I haven't had much success in IM for the past six months

A little while ago, I made the decision that I suck at making money outside of a job. There could be no other explanation. Look at this list of failed ventures that I'd tried:

- recording personal...
Forum: Mind Warriors 28th June 2011, 06:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,192
Posted By mounds
Re: Procrastination is a sickness - This Software Cures it

This is a really interesting article on procrastination and how it works:

Procrastination « You Are Not So Smart (http://youarenotsosmart.com/2010/10/27/procrastination/)

Beating...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th June 2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 605
Posted By mounds
Re: Massive Newbie needs help

Hi Chris,

Just wanted to throw this out there as a hypnotherapist in training.

One thing I've always expected to make a huge difference and don't see very often on hypnosis websites is a video...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th June 2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,839
Posted By mounds
Re: Tips for getting started on writing articles for money?

Guess it depends on how well you can quell your own biases. If you can pitch it while keeping a straight face and you're willing to pound the pavement until you figure it out, why not? I've had a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th June 2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,839
Posted By mounds
Re: Tips for getting started on writing articles for money?

Lots of gold in this thread.

I'm in a similar position as you, kazarak. I started out writing for ridiculously low rates ($0.01/word) and I'm slowly upping my rates. I cleared my queue today and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd June 2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,055
Posted By mounds
Re: Making Money Writing Online

I feel like I'm speaking in the presence of a celebrity but Peggy Baron's PLR book (the one on getting started) is very good. I have it, as well as Tiffany Dow's "PLR ATM". I find they work well in...
Forum: Mind Warriors 20th June 2011, 08:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By mounds
There is no spoon!

Hate "The Matrix", love the quote.

Here's a little something I noticed about IM and many of the threads here on WF. There's a lot of frustration, some talk about what works and lots of talk about...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th June 2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 559
Posted By mounds
Re: [Here's The Secret You're Looking For] Treat Your Customers Right and They Will Treat You Right.

This has pretty much been my strategy so far. Building relationships with your clients is simply the way to go when it comes to business.

I highly recommend making a habit out of checking in with...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th June 2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 514
Posted By mounds
The Sushi Model

Fellow newbies unite. I've found a way to finance our IM educations, while getting hands-on experience. No more buying businesses-in-a-box or get rich quick schemes. Check this out...

In Winnipeg,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th June 2011, 12:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,686
Posted By mounds
Re: Fastest Way To Make $100

Step 1: Lose all inhibitions.

Step 2: Think of random services that anyone can do and no one likes. Ex. picking up dog poop, pulling weeds, ect.

Step 3: Go door to door and offer it. A guy in...
Forum: Mind Warriors 6th June 2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 731
Posted By mounds
Trick for getting unstuck and keeping your focus

This is a *******ly trick that I picked up in NLP. Not too sure how it came about anymore but it's handy for keeping your focus/progression. It might be different than what you're used to but it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th June 2011, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By mounds
A smidgen of success

Figured this might be a handy story for struggling newbies.

I signed onto this forum two weeks ago, with an empty Paypal account and no online prospects. Within in that two weeks, I've managed...
Forum: Mind Warriors 31st May 2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 893
Posted By mounds
Re: Do you still remember how you started your IM journey?

I've been talking about how I'm a noob but the truth is I've got about 150 eBay sales under my belt. I've also got other offline ventures but nothing has ever progressed beyond dabbling.

Two...
Forum: Mind Warriors 31st May 2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,673
Posted By mounds
Re: Patience Is A Virtue!

This isn't really a story but more of a mindset that I have.

When I enter into a new environment, like IM, I anticipate a big learning curve. I know there will be failures, I know there will be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th May 2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 749
Posted By mounds
Drunk with power

I think I figured out why newbies (like myself) tend to get information overload in the beginning. Were drunk with power!

Check this out... Two weeks ago, I had one option for making money. That...
Forum: Mind Warriors 28th May 2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By mounds
Re: Must read original works?

I really dug "Unlimited Power" by Anthony Robbins. It's not focused on money per se but there is a lot of good material for overcoming mental blocks. If I recall correctly, there's a lot of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th May 2011, 11:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 640
Posted By mounds
Conscious Incompetence

Well, I've officially hit the wall. My deficits are revealing themselves at an alarming rate. Somehow, the foreign, broken-English writers on Fiverr are getting more gigs than I am. Mind you,...
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