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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd May 2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,341
Posted By LindseyRainwater
Re: Total Noob - Where do I start

After making plenty of stupid mistakes in marketing, the biggest pieces of advice I have for newbies are:

1. Choose a niche/business model and stick with it. I spent too much time bouncing from...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 23rd May 2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,566
Posted By LindseyRainwater
Re: Selling handmade jewelry

My mom also sells handmade jewelry, and I helped set up her website. Right now we're using a WordPress theme and WooCommerce for her shopping cart.

So far we've not delved into Etsy, just because...
Forum: Mind Warriors 21st November 2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,623
Posted By LindseyRainwater
Re: Perfection will lead you broke...MY STORY

Ugh. I'm still learning this lesson!

There is a fine line between wanting to do a good job, and wanting to do a perfect job. And if you do a good job - but not a perfect one - sometimes you find...
Forum: Mind Warriors 21st November 2012, 09:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 675
Posted By LindseyRainwater
Re: How Do You Get Through Rough Times?

There is no such thing as a person who built a successful business without a hiccup or two in their plans. :)

What separates successful business people from unsuccessful ones is that they took the...
Forum: Mind Warriors 18th April 2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,126
Posted By LindseyRainwater
Re: I feel that writing down my goals is not enough to motivate me

A few thoughts . . .

1. I know it is an older program, and I have it on cassette (thanks to my parents buying it years ago and loaning it to me) but I highly recommend "The Procrastination Cure."...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th March 2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,059
Posted By LindseyRainwater
Re: How many hours a day do you spend working?

I spend at least 8 hours a day at my computer - sometimes much more than that. But I'll admit it isn't all working.

This is partially because in my opinion, working is when you are actually doing...
Forum: Mind Warriors 28th February 2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 772
Posted By LindseyRainwater
Re: Want to make $100,000?

That was a great way of comparing. I'd love to say that to someone: "Are you a bee, or a fly?"

I'd get a funny look, but once I explained it I think my point would get across. ;)

Excellent...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th February 2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,386
Posted By LindseyRainwater
Re: Build it and they will NOT come!

That was a good post. Since I got into IM and making money online I've done a lot of reading, and have been well-coached into making sure I'm thinking about all those topics, and I STILL fall behind...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th February 2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,220
Posted By LindseyRainwater
Re: 67% bounce rate, what do I need to do.

Brutal honesty here - first, get a professional writer to rewrite everything. There's nothing wrong with your personality being in there - that's great. But poorly structured sentences, paragraphs...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th February 2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 612
Posted By LindseyRainwater
Re: Would this sell?

I don't know if anyone else has mentioned it, but if you really aren't comfortable with doing voice overs, you can hire people to do that for you - and it can be very reasonable. Just a thought.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th February 2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,655
Posted By LindseyRainwater
Re: My eyes lit up this morning :)

Wicked! Thanks for sharing!

It's nice to see a positive post about something good happening, especially when you're having a frustrating time of things. (Which I think many of us have occasionally...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th February 2012, 12:26 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,947
Posted By LindseyRainwater
Re: $100,000 Year in IM — Here's The Math Behind It

I like it! My husband would love this thread. :)

For some reason it blows people's minds when I mention that my goal for next year is $100,000. (I'd like that to be profit, but we'll see. I do...
Forum: Mind Warriors 12th February 2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 893
Posted By LindseyRainwater
Re: What about these kind of people ?

I've felt like this many times. I'm a little "overly-passionate" when it comes to dealing with people (meaning I get worked up easily) but I try to be as kind as possible when I can.

There are...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th February 2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,500
Posted By LindseyRainwater
Re: Should I feel guilty about this or do others do this too?

I struggled with this for awhile in my business. Mainly because I'm a perfectionist and I'm terrible about trying to micro-manage - and I used to BE a freelance writer.

So for months I struggled...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd February 2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 12,146
Posted By LindseyRainwater
Re: How much is a 500 word article really worth?

I'm sorry to hear you're dealing with this. I know it sucks.

And if you stay in freelance writing, you will ALWAYS have the occasional day where you hate almost every other writer and client in...
Forum: Mind Warriors 1st February 2012, 03:17 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,199
Posted By LindseyRainwater
Re: Quit my job next week for fulltime IM, realistic to expect $5,000/mo after 6 months?

Something else to consider is that when you get into working online, you don't always "get it right" the first time.

I've been "online" for about five years now, and have just recently started to...
Forum: Mind Warriors 3rd December 2011, 05:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,067
Posted By LindseyRainwater
Re: Make the Impossible, Possible

Michael has a good point about the difference between trying something and dedicating yourself to something, but I would like to add something to that.

There does come a point when you need to...
Forum: Mind Warriors 29th November 2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,067
Posted By LindseyRainwater
Re: "Impossible" agree or disagree??

Ha! That made my head spin when I first read it. I had to go through it again to catch it all. :)

That's an interesting way to look at a limiting word. "Impossible" really is bandied about WAY too...
Forum: Mind Warriors 28th November 2011, 12:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 731
Posted By LindseyRainwater
Re: Stop thinking nickels and dimes...

Interesting post. The first thing that came to my mind is an "argument" I have had with a couple family members over the past few months. I am setting up a lot of websites with great products,...
Forum: Local Meetups, Mastermind Groups and Warrior Events 4th October 2011, 12:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,056
Posted By LindseyRainwater
Re: Anyone in the Boise, Idaho area?

I actually just got the bright idea to search for a thread like this. :rolleyes:

I know my profile says I'm in Utah (because I wish I was still in Utah) but I'm actually in the Twin Falls area.
...
Forum: Mind Warriors 22nd September 2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 598
Posted By LindseyRainwater
Re: I'm Not sure where to get started

Wow. Those are good, relevant questions. But that is a whole lot of info for one thread.

I'm sure you'll hear this from others, but you really ought to go search other threads for the info you are...
Forum: Mind Warriors 6th September 2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 690
Posted By LindseyRainwater
Re: What Motivates You?

The fact that I'm an awesome idea generator, can direct people to do efficient and worthwhile tasks, and absolutely suck at retail. *LOL*

Seriously, I've has a few jobs, and only lasted a few...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st August 2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,451
Posted By LindseyRainwater
Re: Surveys for money?

I once made about $45 with a survey site (and I can't even remember which one it was.) But the only reason I got that much was that I qualified for a HUGE 3-part skincare survey that actually paid...
Forum: Mind Warriors 23rd August 2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 595
Posted By LindseyRainwater
Re: Task Lists: Do You Use Them?

I'm still perfecting my list method, but I do use them.

My Mom is a list fiend . . . every little thing she needs to do goes on a list. On one hand, it's cool because she always knows what has...
Forum: Mind Warriors 23rd August 2011, 01:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,538
Posted By LindseyRainwater
Re: Internet Marketing and Working With Girlfriend: Good Idea or Not?

I've worked alongside my husband in a few ventures - construction, truck driving (admittedly, I wasn't a driver), and online business. It has been wonderful. I can't picture any other way of doing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd August 2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 622
Posted By LindseyRainwater
Re: Do Upsells Mean the Original Product Was a Lie?

You do have an interesting point. I agree that some marketers are using upsells to leverage people. "Well, yeah, you bought the original product. But to REALLY make it work you have to buy THIS too!"...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th July 2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By LindseyRainwater
Re: How to manage time for Studies and IM?

Well, I will point out right away that just because you're new doesn't mean you can't promote a product you buy or create. I went through that period of "I'm too new to do that!" and was slapped...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th July 2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By LindseyRainwater
Re: How to manage time for Studies and IM?

I'm sure you're going to hear this from a ton of people, but make sure you only try to work on one thing. If you have only an hour a day, is it even more important that you avoid spreading yourself...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th July 2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,215
Posted By LindseyRainwater
Re: Want to make money? Learn a lesson from the gold rush of long ago. :)

Exactly! Excellent points. The people selling the tools, the guy who took the time to cut the steps, and others like them made it possible for people to take their shot at wealth.

I've been...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th July 2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 970
Posted By LindseyRainwater
Re: Spreading yourself too thin...?

I've found it is way too easy to get too many irons in the fire. I'm not doing that with IM, but I used to with pro writing.

Right now I'm trying to start a couple PLR websites, starting a new...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th June 2011, 04:42 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 17,428
Posted By LindseyRainwater
Re: Are you kidding me? Make money taking surveys online?

I found one company a few years ago that seemed legit, and offered cash payments. I took their surveys and actually made a little money (like $12.)

But it took me around four hours of taking...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd June 2011, 04:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 757
Posted By LindseyRainwater
Re: I have got the PLR articles, how do I make sure I'm putting in unique content

I am a writer, and have been moving away from private clients and into the PLR business. To be honest, I would say avoid writing software. I realize I'm picky when it comes to quality, but I've never...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th April 2011, 01:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 611
Posted By LindseyRainwater
Re: Is this Worth Me Doing?

I certainly don't think you're being stupid. If you enjoy transcribing and are good at it then I believe you have a highly marketable skill.

If you go to freelancing sites like Elance.com you...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 26th April 2011, 10:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,173
Posted By LindseyRainwater
Re: Any Playstation People Out There? Be Warned!

This makes me somewhat glad I haven't been able to upgrade to a PS3 yet.

Thanks for the heads up and warning about CCs. It doesn't affect me, but I'd be freaking out if it did.

(This is why...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th April 2011, 03:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 974
Posted By LindseyRainwater
Re: I hired a writer - I don't know what I got

I can see the point of the last couple posts, but at the same time writers need to make sure they have a "checklist" that they set forth right from the get-go.

I've been scoffed at when I tell...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th April 2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 882
Posted By LindseyRainwater
Re: What is this PayPal Purchase Request?

I don't know, but it could also be an ad of sorts. Lately every time I try to buy something (and I KNOW I have the funds in PayPal) it asks if I want to use the "Bill Me Later" feature.

No...
Forum: Mind Warriors 15th April 2011, 11:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,472
Posted By LindseyRainwater
Re: "I don't want to go to work today"

Thank you for the inspirational thread. I'm working hard to not only make an income from home, but to replace my husband's income so HE can come home.

And just this morning he woke up at 4:15 and...
Forum: Mind Warriors 9th April 2011, 11:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 796
Posted By LindseyRainwater
Re: Please cheer me up

A lot of us have been there. No matter how old we are we look back and feel like doing a facepalm because we've "wasted time."

I'm only a little older than you and do the same thing. I'm been a...
Forum: Mind Warriors 9th April 2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 5,949
Posted By LindseyRainwater
Re: What music motivates you?

When I'm working I either listen to music with subliminal messages or a lot of classical: Beethoven, Mozart, Bach . . . etc.

If that doesn't do it for me, Apocolyptica is a band I can't get enough...
Forum: Mind Warriors 9th April 2011, 03:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,232
Posted By LindseyRainwater
Re: A Success Secret

I am of "this generation" and I can't agree with Old Dog more. I'm distressed to see others my age becoming complacent with their situation even though all they do once they get home from their...
Forum: Mind Warriors 9th April 2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By LindseyRainwater
Re: New opportunities?

I like to take my current skill set into account, along with the skill set the opportunity requires.

For example, I'm a really good writer, and I can learn new programs very quickly when I need...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st March 2011, 12:52 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,622
Posted By LindseyRainwater
Re: Made my 1st $250 today doing............

Elance is part of what I've been doing to keep money coming in while I build my sites as well. It's a great site.

Congrats on getting paid, and I hope things continue to go well for you! :)
Forum: Mind Warriors 30th March 2011, 02:54 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,105
Posted By LindseyRainwater
Re: Does anyone listen to subliminal audios?

I will admit that the BrainSync tracks do have an odd humming and pulsing in the background. The first couple times I listened to it it was . . . different. But I actually enjoyed it. The more I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th March 2011, 06:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 807
Posted By LindseyRainwater
Re: The War Room........

I've only been a member of the War Room for a few days, and I have to say I'm SO glad I joined!

Admittedly, there isn't as much "back and forth" discussion in there. Most of that does happen in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th March 2011, 12:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,058
Posted By LindseyRainwater
Re: Is this a "hack?" on my site??!!! (please help :)

Sorry to hear you were hacked, but thank you for posting about it!

My husband has been slowly building up a few Wordpress blogs in his spare time (what little he has) but everything is a learning...
Forum: Mind Warriors 24th March 2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,105
Posted By LindseyRainwater
Re: Does anyone listen to subliminal audios?

I listen to many titles from the BrainSync company. They use Binaural Beats and some subliminal messages to change brainwave and thinking patterns.

I have seen great changes in my thinking since...
Forum: Mind Warriors 23rd March 2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,054
Posted By LindseyRainwater
Re: The Magic of Thinking ... Small?

I agree that it is BIG thinking with a laser-precision focus.

You should have big dreams. You should allow yourself to create clear images in your mind of who you want to be, what you want to...
Forum: Mind Warriors 22nd March 2011, 09:36 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,655
Posted By LindseyRainwater
Re: Is SELF-DISCIPLINE the ultimate trait?

Absolutely. Self-discipline is huge when it comes to achieving the life you want.

I think one of the big reasons is because it is easy to accept life when you're "ok" or things are "good...
Forum: Mind Warriors 22nd March 2011, 09:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 992
Posted By LindseyRainwater
Re: Try this to kill stress

Always good advice!

Something I've been working on is making sure I'm sitting up straight while working. I have a tendency to hunch toward the computer, and I know sitting up allows me to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th December 2010, 10:22 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,778
Posted By LindseyRainwater
Re: 2010: The Year Internet Marketing Died

Great post. I've been wondering about this lately, and even have a friend who just threw in the towel with IMing and said it was a waste of three years of her life. Told me that she's worried there...
Forum: Mind Warriors 9th December 2010, 10:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,117
Posted By LindseyRainwater
Re: Mirror Technique

I discovered the mirror technique the hard way. For a long time I would be very hard on myself whenever I looked in the mirror. I wouldn't berate myself out loud, but the words were in my head.
...
Forum: Mind Warriors 9th December 2010, 10:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,062
Posted By LindseyRainwater
Re: Do not complain

You know, things aren't always a bed of roses, no matter what you do in life. Things haven't been awesome with my home business, but whenever people ask about it, I tell them it's awesome!

Even...
Forum: Mind Warriors 9th December 2010, 10:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,153
Posted By LindseyRainwater
Re: Feel like a zombie.... working from home isn't that great!!

Kay has some excellent points. I've been working from home as a writer for a few years, and I understand where you're at. My husband just got a new job because things got tight financially, and he's...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th December 2010, 10:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 507
Posted By LindseyRainwater
Re: Where are you with your article marketing?

I was going to start doing some article marketing, but Ezine articles apparently has a rule against writing about using PLR. (They seem to think PLR is bad.) Since PLR is my business and I want to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th December 2010, 10:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 508
Posted By LindseyRainwater
Re: I'm losing my page links!!!

I'm still learning about backlinking, and I'm glad I came across this! I had no idea how to find out how many backlinks you have.

Other than article marketing, how do you guys recommend getting...
Forum: Reciprocal Links 18th November 2010, 07:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,407
Posted By LindseyRainwater
Re: I Feel Like Giving People Links!

Are you still running this offer? I am currently trying to write up an HTML link to send you.

(I'm not experienced with HTML, so it's taking me awhile.)

I'm getting NO traffic to my site as far...
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