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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th May 2016, 10:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,682
Posted By agmccall
Re: Is It Required By Law to Include My Real Name in Paypal Invoices?

It is not a non answer. You need to contact a lawyer with legal questions, not strangers at a forum. Also, if you did not understand or like the paypal response then you need to contact them again...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th May 2016, 10:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,682
Posted By Kay King
Re: Is It Required By Law to Include My Real Name in Paypal Invoices?

You say that is a non-answer as you've talked to Paypal. Ok ....



It's not a non-answer because every country has it's regulations when it comes to financial transactions. I can say "no...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th May 2016, 10:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,682
Posted By Gambino
Re: Is It Required By Law to Include My Real Name in Paypal Invoices?

Not a lawyer. You should ask someone who is.

So just my thoughts/opinion. If you're 'John Smith' and you have multiple DBAs such as 'Copywriter USA' and '24 Hour Logos' then there is no issue...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th May 2016, 10:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,682
Posted By agmccall
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd March 2016, 06:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 900
Posted By elmoo
Re: Got Scammed, Now What?

Same here, most of the time ask for 50% deposit when working with new clients. But it is easier for me because I'm video editor and if I send watermarked or low quality video it is 100% unusable....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd March 2016, 05:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 900
Posted By sbucciarel
Re: Got Scammed, Now What?

I would file a DMCA for all published work that hasn't been paid for. Why let them benefit from ripping you off.

In addition, I would require a 50% deposit before taking a project from anyone. I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd March 2016, 03:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 900
Posted By alopicatso
RE: Got Scammed, Now What?

I would start to look for the content via copyscape or some other service and put watermarks , If they are using the content you wrote then send a DMCA notice. Other than that there is not much you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th February 2016, 06:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 900
Posted By Mike Anthony
Re: Got Scammed, Now What?

In regard to your Singapore client who has always paid - have you offered a payment arrangement? considering ti seems like it was a larger job than they are accustomed to paying it might be that you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th February 2016, 06:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 900
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: Got Scammed, Now What?

I actually started out using Elance before it became Upwork. When they announced the merger I felt like my future was up in the air, so I set up my own website and now conduct all of my business...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th February 2016, 05:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 900
Posted By georgec77
Re: Got Scammed, Now What?

The tables may be reversed then- the client may be the one ending up being screwed.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th February 2016, 05:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 900
Posted By Brent Stangel
Re: Got Scammed, Now What?

Then why aren't you being paid? You had a "verbal" contract, which means nothing.

Good luck...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th February 2016, 05:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 900
Re: Got Scammed, Now What?

Always assume you wont get paid and they will scam you so if you don't know them get a third party to take the money or force them to use 3rd party like upwork. The one who holds the money is in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th February 2016, 04:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 900
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: Got Scammed, Now What?

I'll second that.

I'm a freelance graphic designer and I use PayPal for some projects myself. I always ask for full payment upfront, and 9 times out of 10 the client doesn't have a problem with...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th February 2016, 04:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 900
Posted By interwebbuzz
Re: Got Scammed, Now What?

Sorry to hear about these problems. Do you write amazon product info/review articles & if so what is the cost per 100 words?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th February 2016, 04:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 900
Posted By kilgore
Re: Got Scammed, Now What?

I know it sucks to get screwed over like you are -- but at the same time, you need to do a cost-benefit analysis on how much it's worth it to you to keep fighting this, especially since you rightly...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th February 2016, 03:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 900
Posted By Randall Magwood
Re: Got Scammed, Now What?

Maybe you should try using a service like "escrow .com" to receive payments for your work. Check it out.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th February 2016, 03:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 900
Posted By Brent Stangel
Re: Got Scammed, Now What?

https://blog.bidsketch.com/clients/avoid-getting-stiffed-for-payments/
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th February 2016, 03:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 900
Posted By writeaway
Re: Got Scammed, Now What?

Ask for payment upfront

If a client is LEGIT and knows what he/she is doing, the client won't have a problem with this.

Chalk this up to experience.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th February 2016, 12:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 900
Posted By agmccall
Re: Got Scammed, Now What?

I would start to look for the content via copyscape or some other service. If they are using the content you wrote then send a DMCA notice. Other than that there is not much you can do except learn...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th February 2016, 12:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 900
Posted By dvduval
Re: Got Scammed, Now What?

I think if you are dealing with someone you don't know all that well, you need to get paid in advance, or set a very short goal (ex. $50) so that if they screw you, it is only a small loss. Even for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th February 2016, 12:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 900
Posted By cwlim
Re: Got Scammed, Now What?

I cannot answer the questions, but if i were you, i would put watermarks on every page, and will only send them copy without watermarks after they have paid. Not sure this works for you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th November 2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,555
Posted By oneresource
Re: How Can Someone Get Paid So Much?

personally i have used writers which are native speakers and recently some non native speakers turned out to be as good, if not better. i guess it's how much the writers devote to their writing :)...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th November 2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,555
Posted By weezyfeesy
Re: How Can Someone Get Paid So Much?

Viral marketing will be a great factor in this. :) (http://primetimetalk.blogspot.com)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th November 2015, 04:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,555
Posted By Lucian Lada
Re: How Can Someone Get Paid So Much?

You think there's little difference between a cheap article and an expensive one, but the reality is that there's such a big difference, it's not even worth talking about.

Writing is part art,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th November 2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,555
Posted By faisalmaximus
Re: How Can Someone Get Paid So Much?

Cheap articles may be error free, but not always written with in-depth research. I have my own writing team and I know how much difficult it is to provide articles with in-depth research. People will...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th November 2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,555
Posted By writeaway
Re: How Can Someone Get Paid So Much?

Specialization matters quite a bit.

Also, the top writers I am aware of don't have to advertise. They get work through referrals and there is hardly any negotiation involved.

The market for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th November 2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,555
Posted By BoredMarketer
Re: How Can Someone Get Paid So Much?

Quality of your writing matters a lot. People are willing to pay a lot more for content thats makes them money ( Landing pages/ ads/ etc). The majority of the jobs on Upwork and other freelance...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th November 2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,555
Posted By art72
Re: How Can Someone Get Paid So Much?

Personally, anyone who chooses to write web content should understand the purpose of the writing.

In most cases, if written properly, it will include on-page SEO, a powerful call-to-action, or...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th November 2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,555
Posted By Steve B
Re: How Can Someone Get Paid So Much?

Consider this example:

Writer "A" is hired to write a sales letter of 2,000 words for my new product. He charges me $1/word and I pay him $2,000. My product over the next three months generates...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th November 2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,555
Posted By godinu
Re: How Can Someone Get Paid So Much?

re: your questions: it may be hard to make top dollar on your first projects out of the chute regardless how good your writing is. Potential clients usually want to see samples or some proof that you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th November 2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,555
Posted By Frank Donovan
Re: How Can Someone Get Paid So Much?

It might seem like "most" writers get paid that little, but in practice, there's a huge gulf between the kind of writing you see talked about in internet marketing circles, which is all too often a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th November 2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,555
Posted By Raydal
Re: How Can Someone Get Paid So Much?

You are asking the wrong question, so it is hard to get the right answer.
Real writers don't charge "per word" for their writing. As soon as you
start thinking that you are getting paid by the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th November 2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,555
Posted By abenmariem
Re: How Can Someone Get Paid So Much?

You can work as a freelancer or as an affiliate of a big company like Amazon, ebay or ali express.
You bring customers to these companies and you get paid for that.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th November 2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,555
Posted By Steve L
Re: How Can Someone Get Paid So Much?

It comes down to whether or not their writing gets results. A lot of the time you can increase conversions dramatically by just rewriting the headline. Which is only a sentence or two. Over the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th November 2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,555
Posted By Randall Magwood
Re: How Can Someone Get Paid So Much?

They probably just believe in themselves, the quality of their marketing, and the quality of their writing.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th November 2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,555
Posted By DABK
Re: How Can Someone Get Paid So Much?

A lot of it has to do with asking for the higher rate in front of people who can afford to pay it.

Yup, 2 simple steps: identify your target market; ask for the money (in a nice, elegantly and/yet...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th November 2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,555
Posted By AmberJB
Re: How Can Someone Get Paid So Much?

As in anything, if you are "well known" and "known to be good", you can charge more. Who gets more money, Tony Robbins, or the small town counselor? Angelina Jolie, or the actress in the local...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th November 2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,555
Posted By godinu
Re: How Can Someone Get Paid So Much?

actually .05 /word is very cheap and not a good pay rate for the average writer. I'm talking about from a writer's standpoint and trying to make a living, There are editorial groups that show...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th November 2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,555
Posted By Elvis Michael
Re: How Can Someone Get Paid So Much?

A big part comes down to how you POSITION yourself. Positioning yourself above the rest can give customers a higher perceived value, even if your quality is as good as that of a "$7 per 500 words"...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th November 2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,555
Posted By Brad Gosse
Re: How Can Someone Get Paid So Much?

There's value, and then there's perception of value.

2 very different things. Many companies budget a per word rate that's higher because they perceive it to be better.

So assuming 2 writers do...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th November 2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,555
Posted By onSubie
Re: How Can Someone Get Paid So Much?

It comes down to quality of writing.

Paying cheap writers just gets poor quality writing. I mean really poor.

Read articles at real professional publications like Cosmopolitan and the New...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th October 2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,053
Posted By Barry Unruh
Re: Too Many Answering Machines When Cold Calling

I have never measured the differences, but I know from my own habits, if I see a phone number from out of state calling, I assume it is a telemarketing call. If it is an in-state call, I don't know...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th October 2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 664
Re: Too Many Answering Machines When Cold Calling

Getting 10% is AMAZING! You should be happy. I have a friend who is a billionaire HE WILL NEVER EVER PICK UP A PHONE. I have not picked up the phone to a stranger for 10 years and I'm not a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th October 2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,053
Posted By sconer
Re: Too Many Answering Machines When Cold Calling

As a small contractor, I find it VERY important to answer my phone. I know that when I don't answer my phone the customer is very likely to go down the list to the next contractor and call them...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th October 2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,053
Posted By Barry Unruh
Re: Too Many Answering Machines When Cold Calling

I use a combination of Skype and Google Hangouts/Voice for most of my calling, but I have phone numbers for each of the states I call into. (Currently only calling into 6 states.)

I still get a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th October 2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,053
Posted By John Durham
Re: Too Many Answering Machines When Cold Calling

True. I stand corrected. Niches like small contractors are out on the job, and you may get only ten percent there. I have experienced that. You are right.

We learned a new rule today:"Focus On...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th October 2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 664
Posted By sparrow
Re: Too Many Answering Machines When Cold Calling

I've got lots of experience doing this and your results are about right

Persistence and perseverance is the name of the game for cold calling

The real issue is really what are you doing with...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th October 2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,053
Posted By DaniMc
Re: Too Many Answering Machines When Cold Calling

I know you have these questions. Everyone does when considering using a dialer.

Instead of going into them I will just say - do it and all your questions will be answered.

You obviously know...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th October 2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,053
Posted By sconer
Re: Too Many Answering Machines When Cold Calling

I now see that the OP said he was calling SEO companies.

I think the problem is that 95% of "SEO companies" are the people you see coming here asking basic SEO questions because they started doing...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th October 2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,053
Posted By umc
Re: Too Many Answering Machines When Cold Calling

Same for me. I've got things to do.

I guess some of this depends on the target market. If you're calling small contractors they may not answer. That could be due to the unknown number or just...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th October 2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,053
Posted By sconer
Re: Too Many Answering Machines When Cold Calling

As a small business owner, the only way I can thrive is by not eating so much time per day talking to telemarketers. So when I see an "unknown" or out of area phone number come up, I let it go to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th October 2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 664
Posted By Joan Altz
Re: Too Many Answering Machines When Cold Calling

As far as Skype goes, I always use a Skype USA number for USA calls, and I don't hide the number. Plus I set up my call forwarding and messaging correctly. You need to get more professional about how...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th October 2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,053
Posted By John Durham
Re: Too Many Answering Machines When Cold Calling

I agree, but it shouldnt be the majority,in b2b. Businesses thrive on answering their phone.
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th October 2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,053
Posted By umc
Re: Too Many Answering Machines When Cold Calling

If you show up as unknown many people won't answer it.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th October 2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 664
Posted By Rob Whisonant
Re: Too Many Answering Machines When Cold Calling

I use to have my phone set to automatically send unknown numbers to voicemail. But after a year of doing that and not receiving a single call I wanted, I now have it set to just disconnect the call....
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th October 2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,053
Posted By John Durham
Re: Too Many Answering Machines When Cold Calling

If he's calling businesses, and that's not an excuse, but the real case..., then you have a bad list or something. If you think about it; businesses are open, and they answer their phones....
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