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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd May 2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 280
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: Help!!! Would you use and pay for my service?

Well I'm a graphic designer myself so I'd obviously design my own ads, but I do know this industry pretty well and can offer my own anecdotal observations if it's of any help.

In my experience,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th April 2019, 02:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 81
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: Is there any alternate way to watch the stats of anybody's Youtube video

Get the Tube Buddy browser extension. It's not going to give you all the bells and whistles like Analytics would, but it will give you all of the public information about a video that is available.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th April 2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,018
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: Benefit of Blog commenting?

I can see the utility in using it to network with the person who wrote the article, but that's about it. I wouldn't expect any real referral traffic from a comment on a blog post in the year 2019....
Forum: Mind Warriors 7th April 2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 3,593
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: More income? AND More happiness?

I think what's always made me happiest is having something to look forward to -- some kind of goal that I'm eagerly working towards that makes me excited to get out of bed in the morning and get to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th April 2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 366
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: Affiliate Marking or Freelancing

Do both and see what you like better.

The benefit with freelancing is that it's pretty easy to start making money right away, but the downside is that it's very similar to having a job. It's a...
Forum: Social Media 3rd April 2019, 04:43 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,163
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: How to increase Facebook's business page Likes

Just run ads. It's the easiest and most effective way. They'll be dirt cheap too since you're targeting India.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd April 2019, 02:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 267
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: How to get maximum benefits through Social Bookmarking?

Good lord have mercy on anyone following some of the terrible advice in this thread.

What is it about the SEO industry that attracts so many charlatans?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th March 2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,565
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: Does "faceless" content marketing work?

It absolutely works. I know we're in the era of everyone and their dog wanting to be a personal brand, but just being a regular old brand that solves problems for people still works.

I have half...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th February 2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,811
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: Best way for earning passive income

My "passive" streams are selling design templates, guides, courses, and YouTube ads. Amazon's affiliate program makes me a few bucks every month but it's chump change and wasn't worth the trouble in...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 7th February 2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 150
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: Feedback on my Google Ads landing page for a freelance marketer

There isn't enough content. I would add some case studies and client testimonials. I don't see anything on your page that substantiates your claim of being a marketing expert, and that's going to be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th February 2019, 03:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 418
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: How do you find your clients?

I don't. They find me.

More specifically - I create content that solves typical problems related to my services. People find it in Google search and on YouTube then hire me to do it for them.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 1st February 2019, 03:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 188
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: What does everyone else think of the, "Dear Sir or Madam" messages?

Nothing ensures that I'll promptly disregard your email and mark it as spam more than starting off with "Dear Sir/Maddam".
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th January 2019, 05:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 169
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: Lessons on upgrading a site from Http to Https

The transition period is tough, but the alternative is to keep with the outdated HTTP format and increasingly be seen as untrustworthy by browsers, search engines and visitors. Until one day in the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th January 2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 1,327
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: In just one sentence, what is your best SEO advice?

I'm no SEO expert but I do have a good enough understanding of it for it to be a bona fide marketing engine for me that generates tens of thousands of dollars in client acquisitions every year.
...
Forum: Social Media 2nd January 2019, 05:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 906
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: Is Facebook Still A Good Place To Advertise?

It depends on what you're selling, how well you sell it, who you're targeting, how well you target them, how effective your copy is, etc. There's so many variables. It's a lot more complicated than...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd January 2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,689
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: Is it true website traffic affect in holiday period(Christmas and New Year)?

Well I can't speak for other niches, but I can tell you that people don't seem very interested in graphic design-related subjects during the holidays. Since Christmas my search traffic has been...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th December 2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,898
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: Your Fav Traffic Method In 2019

Google search traffic for me is up 500% in 2018 compared to 2017. Finally figured out what works, now I'm going to double down and run with it in 2019 (already am).

Browser notifications looks...
Forum: Beginners Area 29th November 2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,663
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: Freelancers Really Need To Stop Working For Pennies.

You have to be careful which ponds you fish in as a freelancer.

In 2012 I was designing $50 logos for clients on Elance and they were mostly pricks who micro-managed everything and always wanted...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th October 2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 452
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: SEO is nothing, why are you doing hard work?

SEO conspiracy theories. That's a first.

Those damn globalists!
Forum: Social Media 16th October 2018, 02:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 110
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: If you sell an information product which social media platform has led to the most success

Well I've had the most success with YouTube, but I think it has less to do with the platform and more to do with that being the medium where I can help people to the best of my ability and deliver...
Forum: Website Design 8th October 2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 443
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: Which software should logo designers use?

Vector graphics and raster graphics are very different.

Raster graphics are made up of a series of individual colored boxes known as pixels. They're static. Once something has been designed as a...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 5th October 2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 363
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: Why you are not help me out even you are free?

Just because someone isn't utilizing their time in a way that you deem useful, that doesn't mean you're entitled to it.

If you expect someone to do work for you under the premise of partnership...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 15th September 2018, 03:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 534
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: How to deal with pain from sitting all day?

I like to use a foam roller and do this stretch...

...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th August 2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,786
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: Clients keep asking for my number, how do I keep my business email or DM only?

This is something I've struggled with myself.

When you're a freelancer, the product you're selling is your time. If you're not using your time wisely, you're hurting your profits.

The problem...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th July 2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 723
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: Is making money blogging still working?

As long as people are still turning to Google with their problems, there will still be opportunity waiting for those willing to solve them.

As far as monetizing goes, in my experience the best way...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th June 2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,128
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: MOBE: seized by FTC? Diversify Your Assets and a QUESTION

That's how pyramid schemes work in modern days.

These companies aren't stupid. They know pyramid schemes are illegal, so they offer some kind of token product/service as a front. Where the real...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th June 2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 474
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: A huge mistake I made as a freelancer

Just ask for it. The worst that can happen is they'll say no, and then you can counter with a 50% deposit, or you can simply decline the job.

I always ask for full payment upfront. I'll only do a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th June 2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 250
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: Google effects on http to https

Give it time. Last year I made the switch from HTTP to HTTPS myself. My search rankings tanked but slowly recovered over the course of a few months. In fact, they bounced back higher.

At first I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th June 2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,128
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: MOBE: seized by FTC? Diversify Your Assets and a QUESTION

Hey, wanna learn how to make money? Give me some money and I'll tell you how.

*gives money*

Cool. Now go do to other people what I just did to you.
...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 9th June 2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,681
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: Google Adwords or Bing Ads?

I like Adwords because I can run remarketing campaigns to people who watch my Youtube videos.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st June 2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 181
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: Whom do you look up to/ follow?

It's hard to find people who provide useful information instead of taking the low-hanging fruit of regurgitating motivational platitudes. And once you do, I find that it isn't long before you've...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 29th April 2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 829
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: How do you get MSNBC on ROKU?

Sign up for SlingTV and get the news add-on. Currently have it myself.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd March 2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 355
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: Off camera youtuber

Open Broadcaster is completely free and will let you record your screen in Windows at any resolution and frame rate you desire. I use it for my own tutorials.
Forum: Social Media 23rd March 2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 935
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: My wife is an influencer with 250K+ followers, how do we monetize this?

The best monetization method in my experience is to create your own product or service and sell that. It's a lot of work initially, but it'll convert better and you'll have higher margins.

"Food...
Forum: Beginners Area 22nd March 2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 625
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: Regarding making youtube videos for generating traffic

Who cares if they comment that you have a stupid voice? As someone who has been doing Youtube for nearly 3 years and has 85k subscribers, I can assure you that people are going to say much worse...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 18th March 2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 1,749
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: Is Cryptocurrency Now The Hottest Niche To Venture Into?

Pretty much agree with this. The people getting involved now are average Joe's looking to get rich quick with little-to-no effort. At this point the real opportunity is in selling crypto-related...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th March 2018, 04:52 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,199
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: What's in your opinion make user trust the website?

SSL certificate - a must have in 2018

Modern design - an outdated website makes me question if I'm currently in an abandoned building

Contact info - made public and not just some mysterious...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th February 2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 462
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: How to market online a hair growing formula?

If you advertise something like this without credible data to back it up, most people (myself included) are just going to look at it as more snake oil. There's just too many bogus hair loss products...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th February 2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 418
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: Domain In Logo?

That would not be a professional look. It's really not the logo's job to advertise stuff. It's supposed to be a simple, relevant and unique piece of imagery that a consumer can identify your brand...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd February 2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 362
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: Are you using something OTHER than Paypal or Stripe to take CC Payments?

I've also not had any problems in the past 3 years that I've been using PayPal, but I've heard too many of these stories to be anything other than cautiously optimistic. I never keep more than a $100...
Forum: Beginners Area 20th February 2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 268
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: Going through the trenches starting a career on one of the popular freelance portals.

I used to make a full time living using those sites back when I first got started. I have over 1,000 completed jobs logged on my now inactive Upwork profile, but I certainly had my share of struggles...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th February 2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 524
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: Can blogging still work 2018

Yes. As long as people turn to Google with their problems, there will always be opportunity waiting for those willing to solve them.

As for getting ranked at the top of search results within one...
Forum: Social Media 22nd November 2017, 07:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 257
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: Youtube copyright solution !

Have you considered making your own videos instead of stealing from others? I make videos that regularly get stolen and re-uploaded by people like you, and I can assure you there's nothing you can do...
Forum: Website Design 1st November 2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 211
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: Best and FREE alternative to Photoshop?

As an experienced, full-time graphic designer, I can assure you that GIMP is the best free alternative to Photoshop. It's powerful and surprisingly capable, yet it's fairly simple to learn and...
Forum: Social Media 22nd October 2017, 02:35 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,716
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: Facebook vs Twitter, which one is best for sharing content?

Definitely Facebook. Facebook is a large, diverse, global community. Twitter is pretty much a niche community for celebrities, journalists and discussion of social issues. If your content is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th September 2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: Is adsense a small stream of income? Is ad monetizing good?

From my own personal experience, ads are the least profitable income stream I have. I make at least 5x more every month from selling products and services to the very same audience that sees my...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd June 2017, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 97
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: Sub-domain or Sub folder? Which helps to rank quicker in SERP.

I remember seeing a study done by the folks at Moz. They concluded that using a sub folder is much better than a sub-domain for SEO. I don't have a link but I'm sure it would be easy to find.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st May 2017, 05:15 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,991
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: $108,000 in revenue a day without working more than an hour, tip sheet

I don't think many people understand just how difficult it is to get 1 person to part with a single dollar that they worked for, and rightly so.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th May 2017, 06:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 631
Posted By nowservingpixels
RE: SEO vs Paid Traffic - Why do people continue to chase the rabbit?

...yet it still has benefits that make it worth pursuing, which was my point. There is value in doing work once that pays off over and over again.

The premise of your thread is kind of silly....
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th May 2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 631
Posted By nowservingpixels
RE: SEO vs Paid Traffic - Why do people continue to chase the rabbit?

There's other benefits to SEO traffic besides it being free. I could shut my computer off and do nothing for the next month and when I came back my inbox would be full of leads and I'd still have...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th May 2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 474
Posted By nowservingpixels
RE: What make you Make Money Online?

I was entering the real world just in time for the economic recession of 2008. At the time, I was living in a very small town that had no jobs, even in a good economy. I realized that opportunities...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th April 2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 266
Posted By nowservingpixels
RE: Which slogan is better?

I personally like the first one because it tells me more about what you do. The 2nd one is way too vague. If I saw something that had that as a slogan, I'd just ignore it because it can mean whatever...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th December 2016, 06:30 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,364
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: Making Money Online: Reality vs. Fiction

Don't believe income claims people make on the internet, especially if they're trying to sell you on the concept of making money. At the very least, be skeptical.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th December 2016, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: Need suggestion between stablehost/hawkhost/hostwind/crocweb/mddhosting

I've been using Hawk Host for 3 years now. No problems yet. Great customer support. A few weeks back I submitted a ticket on a Sunday morning and they replied within a couple of hours.

I don't...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th December 2016, 02:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,308
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: The quickest way to gain premium Free traffic ?

Well if you can't pay for targeted traffic with money you'll have to pay for it with your time. That can be accomplished by creating really useful and unique content and hustling to get the word out...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2016, 06:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 181
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: How important is Yelp for business marketing?

If you have a brick & mortar business location that relies on foot traffic - something that people regularly search for locally, like a restaurant or device repair shop - yes, Yelp can be useful. As...
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