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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th December 2010, 02:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By Darla
Re: New Years Webolutions

My new years webolution is to BUILD MY LIST!! I a so negligent in that regard. That's my TOP online business goal for 2011. At least 1000 subscribers by this time next year.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th December 2010, 02:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By Darla
Re: how do you verify somebody's list

I think this is a good question and I would also like to know if there is a way to "verify" the list count. In an ideal world, we should be able to "trust" a business person when they say that have...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 23rd December 2010, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,123
Posted By Darla
Re: Help!! Clickbank Do NOT Pay me $1000+ Commission and No Repond to my Enquiry, how to do?

That's a bummer. Try calling them indeed. Clickbank has an excellent payment record so there must be a good explanation for the mix up.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd December 2010, 08:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 802
Posted By Darla
Re: If Your Not Writing Your Not Making Money! - Stop Complaining

True. I finally came to terms with that fact. I can write, but i just dread sitting down to write. So for the next few months I am saying goodbye to outsourcers and getting down the writing more...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd December 2010, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By Darla
Re: Dog gives birth to 17 puppies

GEEZ. That's indeed a whole LOT a puppies. I tried to count them, but they were moving around too much! :-) So adorable.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd December 2010, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 554
Posted By Darla
Re: Make Money Writing Articles for 'The Writers Network'

This sounds like a really good option to generate quick income. The learning curve for IM can be steep so its good to have options to earn money quickly while spending money on various IM tools and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd December 2010, 09:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 725
Posted By Darla
Re: Quickest way to get 500/month?

There is a STEEP learning curve and I did have 3+ years of trial and error. The best way would be to do freelance work and earn as you learn. If you have some money to spend, try finding a good...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd December 2010, 04:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 539
Posted By Darla
Re: What Is The Best Way For Me To Use 200-400$ A Month?

I agree. Invest in GREAT content and in backlinks. Those are the two basic ingredients that every solid online business must have to thrive and grow longterm. That's the best virtual real estate...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd December 2010, 04:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,160
Posted By Darla
Re: What's your favorite method when you need quick traffic?

This sounds like a good option. I am going to try a solo ad next week and see if that works. Ive heard they work well for building a list, but I am going to try to generate some sales as well. ...
Forum: Mind Warriors 22nd December 2010, 04:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 641
Posted By Darla
Re: I realized why I wasn't making money online.

I had the same problem for a long time and added one more...throwing money at outsourcing companies who were not able to help me get to where I wanted to go either. Now, I am focusing my efforts on...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd December 2010, 04:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 779
Posted By Darla
Re: I need a new web host!!

I switched from hostgator to quality host online in April and have not looked back. The customer service is superb and the up time is MUCH better than what I got at Hostgator, so I am very pleased...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd December 2010, 09:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By Darla
Re: First commission since I came back to IM.

Doggone it! Another Amazon success story. This is unquestionably the "amazon" week. I just made a $6 commission in two weeks as well and I was THRILLED, so I share your excitement completely! ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st December 2010, 09:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,181
Posted By Darla
Re: Made My First $6 on Amazon

The feeling of accomplishment is really motivating.

I was concerned that with only a 24 hour "buy period" Amazon would be really HARD to generate income, but it may be easier than I thought. ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st December 2010, 09:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,181
Posted By Darla
Re: Made My First $6 on Amazon

That's indeed a good short term goal: 7 a month! That should be doable once I can increase traffic. Its all such a numbers game. It starts and ends with the quantity and quality of your traffic. ...
Forum: Website Design 21st December 2010, 08:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 565
Posted By Darla
Re: WP ROBOT - PLS HELP

The best thing to do is to email the owner of the product and see if you can work out an alternative payment method with him. You should be able to use a credit card or debit card with paypal though.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st December 2010, 08:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By Darla
Re: Advice needed please!

It really does require a high degree of patience. There is a learning curve and the more you take your time to learn the ropes, the less mistakes you make. And mistakes can be costly. I wasted a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st December 2010, 08:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 544
Posted By Darla
Re: Can You Make money without selling a product on a blog?

Adsense is always a good option for monetizing an information based website. You may want to check the CPC for the keywords to see how profitable they would be for adsense earnings though. As for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st December 2010, 02:29 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,181
Posted By Darla
Re: Made My First $6 on Amazon

YES!! I have a domain and hosting for my blog. That gives the maximum level of control. What I have done recently is to build a web 2.0 network around it so that I can do backlinking effectively...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st December 2010, 02:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,181
Posted By Darla
Re: Made My First $6 on Amazon

If I had to keep track of all the mistakes I made along the way, I could write a book! LOL. From listening to the wrong people, to spending money on the wrong things, to doubting myself,...the list...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st December 2010, 01:53 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,181
Posted By Darla
Re: Made My First $6 on Amazon

I also use them for backlinking purposes. Sites such as twitter, friendfeed, tumblr, typepad etc. They are interactive and above all they are LOVED by the big "G".
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st December 2010, 01:42 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,295
Posted By Darla
Re: Anybody promote Amazon products that cost $10k+?

I tend to focus on products that :
1. Have at least 20 customer reviews
2. Have at least 4 stars
3. Are prices at $100 or higher

Those $10K tickets items usually do not meet those 2 criteria...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st December 2010, 01:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,181
Posted By Darla
Re: Made My First $6 on Amazon

Humble beginnings can be the start of something gigantic. fact is, you earned something, which means your system works. Tweak it and grow it, and that $0.8 can turn to $8, then $80, then $800. ...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 21st December 2010, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By Darla
Re: You folks will love this...

FUNNY!! WikiLeeks have got to be careful they don't end up in jail. I wonder if they got any hot gossip on brussel sprouts! I never liked them at all! LOL
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st December 2010, 08:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 841
Posted By Darla
Re: What is the rate for write+rewrite article?

WOW!! That is awesome! $2.50 for 500 words? If you get a quality article for that price then you have found a gem! Wish I were so lucky. :-(
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st December 2010, 06:16 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,181
Posted By Darla
Re: Made My First $6 on Amazon

I believe my "fast results" are holiday related too, but it surely gets me motivated to keep busy and intensify my efforts. There is something about seeing the "earnings" tab in your account with a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st December 2010, 06:13 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,181
Posted By Darla
Re: Made My First $6 on Amazon

ARGGGGGH! I hope your site climbs back up to page 1 in time for the new years resolutions bonanza. The fitness niche is a great niche to be in when January rolls around. Google can be so...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st December 2010, 06:09 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,181
Posted By Darla
Re: Made My First $6 on Amazon

Thanks for the great tips! I look into installing WP supercache and widget cache plugins. SO far I only use Amazon and Adsense to monetize, I had a CJ account but it got closed when I was not able...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th December 2010, 10:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,181
Posted By Darla
Re: Made My First $6 on Amazon

So true. That 4% was a turn off initially, but now I can appreciate that 4% of $1000 is better that 75% of $0. LOL. Also, I was not aware that the commission goes up to 8% as volume increases. I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th December 2010, 10:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,181
Posted By Darla
Re: Made My First $6 on Amazon

I use the plugin and add my own text as well to make it a bit unique. I also add unique tags, change the title, and use the All-in-one Seo plugin. So I do some extra stuff to make it a bit unique.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th December 2010, 10:36 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,181
Posted By Darla
Re: Made My First $6 on Amazon

Sher,

Keep plugging away. Tweak where needs to be tweaked, but stay at it. I saw a great video here on the forum from Anthony Robbins yesterday. It talked about being one millimeter away from...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th December 2010, 08:26 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,181
Posted By Darla
Re: Made My First $6 on Amazon

Indeed! Today seems to be an "amazon rocks" day! I hope there'll be more of them in the future. I would love to add a few zero's the back of the $6 I made today. :-)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th December 2010, 07:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 777
Posted By Darla
Re: I made a little money with Amazon

Another big CONGRATS is in order. Today seems to be definitely an "amazon really works" day. Keep doing whatever you did to get those first sales and they should keep rolling in. Once the snowball...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th December 2010, 07:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,069
Posted By Darla
Re: Just broke a personal Amazon record.

That is so awesome. I just had my first two amazon sales today for a total commission of $6.34. Like you, I realize its not much, but this is just after 2 weeks of autoblogging and back-linking. ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th December 2010, 07:19 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,339
Posted By Darla
Re: My First $100 Clickbank Day!

SUPER!!! I am so inspired by your success!! I am looking forward to having $100 per day pay days....all from passive income. CONGRATS Sheryl.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th December 2010, 06:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,181
Posted By Darla
Re: Made My First $6 on Amazon

It sure does feel good, but the best feeling is knowing that I am heading in the right direction. I was reluctant to do Amazon cause the 4% commissions seems too little compared to the 50-75%...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th December 2010, 06:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,181
Posted By Darla
Re: Made My First $6 on Amazon

Thanks Sheryl. I am following the tips and advice of the more experienced warriors. And the primary advice seems to be persistence and consistency. Its so easy to feel like "giving up" when you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th December 2010, 05:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,181
Posted By Darla
Re: Made My First $6 on Amazon

Yeah...ad the IM heavy hitters would say...wash-rinse-repeat. I am trying to focus on posting every other day and backlinking. I plan to stick to that routine for 3 months and monitor...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th December 2010, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 830
Posted By Darla
Re: Adsense Payment Schedule.

Outside the USA can indeed take 3-4 weeks for regular mail, sometimes even 4-5 weeks especially during this time of the year. So getting your check delivered by courier service was smart. I had to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th December 2010, 04:57 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,181
Posted By Darla
Re: Made My First $6 on Amazon

YES! I did promote the site. I did some backlinks on high profile sites which I ordered from a warrior here on the forum, PLUS I do backlinks to my posts using WP syndicator. I think the holiday...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th December 2010, 04:24 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,181
Posted By Darla
Re: Made My First $6 on Amazon

Thanks. I'll check it out.

$6.34 is indeed a humble beginning, but it did not put my time and effort into this as yet. I am optimistic that the returns will be proportionate to the time, and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th December 2010, 04:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,181
Posted By Darla
Re: Made My First $6 on Amazon

I am receiving between 150 and 200 visitors per day at the moment. So there is lots of room to increase traffic and sales. I had been neglecting this site for a while until a few weeks ago when a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th December 2010, 04:17 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,181
Posted By Darla
Re: Made My First $6 on Amazon

I thought google was a "she"! LOL.

Thanks for the good advice. I am doing my best to post relevant information every other day plus build backlinks on an ongoing basis. So I'll monitor who...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th December 2010, 03:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,181
Posted By Darla
Re: Made My First $6 on Amazon

LOL. I can indeed confirm that the Amazon associates are not all making it up. I hope to be able to confirm that people do earn $1000 PLUS amazon checks by this time next year!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th December 2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,181
Posted By Darla
Re: Made My First $6 on Amazon

Thanks. It must be the holidays indeed, cause that was fast and the products are both $70 and up, so not cheap. One was a luxury camping bed the other a men's brief case. Either way, its...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th December 2010, 03:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 611
Posted By Darla
Re: How Do You Make Sure You Are Not Ripped Off When You Ask For Testimonials?

This is a good point. Product theft is a real threat before AND after you launch a product. I would be reluctant to ask for testimonials upfront too and just wait for the real ones after purchase...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th December 2010, 03:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,181
Posted By Darla
Made My First $6 on Amazon

Now, I know that is not enough for me to retire or pay off my credit card bills, but I just started promoting Amazon products about 2 weeks ago using autoblogging, so I am thrilled to see that it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th December 2010, 12:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,437
Posted By Darla
Re: Is it ethical to by affiliate products through your own affiliate link?

I would say "no", but if its not against the TOS its up to your discretion. I would think that most sites would have clearly stated rules against this though, so if its not stated explicitly that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th December 2010, 11:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By Darla
Re: posting articles

Ezine articles is indeed the top choice when it comes to article marketing. Go articles also good.
Forum: Mind Warriors 20th December 2010, 06:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 571
Posted By Darla
Re: My Goal

I would find an affiliate program that really appealed to me and was effective and focus on that. There are some very high paying affiliate programs that solve "pain" problems that people have. If...
Forum: Website Design 20th December 2010, 06:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By Darla
Re: What tracking tools do you use?

Two thumbs up for google analytics. I use it as well and its convenient and efficient. One click and you have a variety of information at your fingertips. Very effective.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th December 2010, 09:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 597
Posted By Darla
Re: Accidental success...

People always like to know they are getting a "bargain" , so they may have indeed decided to "take advantage" the $3 dollar difference before you "catch on". Interesting results.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th December 2010, 06:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 998
Posted By Darla
Re: Affiliate Links in Paid eBooks

I added a few affiliate links in an ebook I am planning to sell. I think if its something that perfectly compliments the topic of the book and can help the buyer, then its fine. I agree that it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th December 2010, 06:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 626
Posted By Darla
Re: Which is more effective in promotion

I would say #2 too. And once you get a few happy customers, you add testimonials for social proof and credibility. That's the quickest and most effective route.
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 19th December 2010, 06:19 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,972
Posted By Darla
Re: Which Is The Best Amazon Affiliate Course?

I have heard REALLY good things about Dan Brock's course and I am considering getting that one as soon as I can "clear my plate". At the moment I am busy with another project.
Forum: Mind Warriors 19th December 2010, 06:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 741
Posted By Darla
Re: One millimeter from success

This is a great inspiration. I am one millimeter from success. I really absolutely believe that. Thanks for sharing!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th December 2010, 06:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,147
Posted By Darla
Re: Clickank Affiliates: what is the absolute Lowest Commission you'd take per initial sale?

I like this idea. I have a product I could consider giving away for free if there is a way to make money from it on the back-end. A One-time-offer sounds like a great idea.
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