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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th January 2016, 09:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By godinu
Re: Making Wordpress More Secure Suggestions?

I see you already use wordfence, which is good. Securi is another option. It seems like a lot of hackers inject code through outdated themes and plugins that have gaping security holes in them. Make...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th December 2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,517
Posted By godinu
Re: How to Make Money With Self-Help Books - Advice Needed

selling an e-book can happen without a website and without spending money, but you should have some way to help promote it online. Even a free blogger blog, tumblr blog or a facebook group can be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th December 2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,946
Posted By godinu
Re: What is the best Spintax(spinnable text) creator tool

I would highly recommend NOT using spinners of any kind. Just try any one of them on a free trial and you'll see why -- the words do not group into coherent ideas the way naturally written or spoken...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th December 2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 307
Posted By godinu
Re: Selling domain

some registrars will refund you if the domain is fresh (and if you want to buy something else instead). Otherwise you're probably stuck with it, so you may as well use it for something (or try...
Forum: Copywriting 4th December 2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 797
Posted By godinu
Re: Ready to launch, just a few quick checks...

You could even do a few mock revamps showing poor copy version/your new version. Even the copy you write to sell your own services could be an example of your copywriting skill (even as a beginner)....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd December 2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 543
Posted By godinu
Re: Does my proofreading routine sound borderline OCD?

If you are spending 2+ hours proofreading something so brief, yes, you definitely have some kind of mental blockage going on. You should be able to skim through in a matter of minutes. If your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th November 2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 982
Posted By godinu
Re: The BIGGEST breakthrough...

congrats! yes, we can be our own worst enemies. Laziness, negative self talk, etc. can shut us down before we get started. But once we recognize this and do the opposite, great things happen.
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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th November 2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,188
Posted By godinu
Re: how to bring traffic on articles?

use pinterest, twitter, facebook groups, etc. Post your links in places where people interested in the topic hang out online (without spamming them)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd November 2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,902
Posted By godinu
Re: Are all content writers so slow and...

serious content writers -- those who make their living writing -- deliver on time. Hunt around for writers that have samples of their work, such as an online portfolio, so you can tell they really...
Forum: Copywriting 19th November 2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,037
Posted By godinu
Re: Woah, What a Friggin Hook!

misleading/inaccurate headlines are one of my biggest peeves. I won't even call them pet peeves because there's nothing cute. trustworthy or welcome about them.
Forum: Copywriting 18th November 2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,130
Posted By godinu
Re: To All The Discouraged People...

..just a quick note to anyone making a coupon book: keep in mind that these will be torn out, so the back side should not be part of another company's coupon. You can stagger the ads/coupons on the...
Forum: Copywriting 17th November 2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,130
Posted By godinu
Re: To All The Discouraged People...

I think what Max is saying here isn't really about copywriting, but that opportunity abounds even where you live. There's usually a favorite local charity no matter where you live, and businesses...
Forum: Copywriting 17th November 2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 860
Posted By godinu
Re: The Stupid, Raw, Unprofessional, Amaturish Video That Sold $2.3 Million in Pies in 2 Days. Why?

creating a memorable video (or ad) helps sell the product. Remember Where's the Beef? and those annoying Flo Progressive commercials.. no one seems to like Flo but we all remember she's with...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th November 2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,539
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: Copywriting 16th November 2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,165
Posted By godinu
Re: is your copywriting client gonna be a pain in the A$$?

lol @ the op -- the last client i had pretty much said ALL of the things you mentioned.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th November 2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 502
Posted By godinu
Re: Creating content for my followers, is this a good idea?

It sounds like you are on the right track -- site visitors would leave in a hurry if all you did was try to sell them something. What you could do is once in a while put a link to your product in the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th November 2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,539
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 6th November 2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,331
Posted By godinu
Re: The Ugly and Often Hilarious Reality of Content Writing

Someone -- on here, no less -- once hired me to rewrite an ad 25 different ways for craigslist. Then didn't pay me. Yes, the joys of copy writing :)

The one nice thing though is that if you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th November 2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 549
Posted By godinu
Re: Domain Name Question

you could also use exact keyword + another term, such as healthyfoodtips, healthyfoodrecipes, healthyfood ideas. You'll run into something decent with a .com sooner or later.
Forum: Copywriting 27th October 2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 883
Posted By godinu
Re: Taking Articles from Magazines for Blogging

There is a difference between researching and flat out plagiarizing. Read articles on your topics, decide what the key points are, then write up your own original content based on your research....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd August 2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,915
Posted By godinu
Re: Profit from Kindle?

people who publish crap titles are not going to get good sales. As others have said here, those really making a lot are real authors (and some using ghostwriters), and often in a fiction realm or in...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th September 2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,367
Posted By godinu
Re: Not Pleased With the New Google Keyword Planner? Here Are 5 Free Alternative Keyword Research To

thanks much for this thread. I was disappointed that google's keyword tool doesn't do this very basic thing anymore. I just tried wordpot (have not signed up yet) and it seems pretty great!
Forum: Mind Warriors 17th September 2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 431
Posted By godinu
Re: What's Got Your Goat?

I learned long ago not to let anything get my goat. years ago a so-called friend used to say things just to try to get me upset, and sometimes, it actually worked. He would cut deep. Another friend...
Forum: Mind Warriors 4th September 2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 706
Posted By godinu
Re: When you're sick

Honor your body and what it tells you first and foremost. If sitting outside in the sunlight sounds divine, then do it. I think our natural intuition clues us in to little things that are best for...
Forum: Mind Warriors 21st August 2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 943
Posted By godinu
Re: Money is energy

Everything is energy, including our thoughts. Thoughts turn into manifested beliefs which directly affect our relationships with ourselves, money, others and the universe. So thoughts create our...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 3rd October 2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By godinu
Re: Easy question - easy answer - HELP!!!

I would imagine you could offer any service you want here.. but mixing/mastering in a marketing forum might not be the best way to market your services. Go to an indie musician site and you'll...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th September 2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 677
Posted By godinu
Re: 5 Smartest Things You've Done to Make Money Online?

Provide value
Treat others with respect
Listen to others
Do what you love
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th September 2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 578
Posted By godinu
Here's how to add paypal to wordpress to sell your own ebooks

Note: this page isn't mine, but I have found it extremely useful and it explains the process EXACTLY.

Adding Paypal to Wordpress to Sell an eBook...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th August 2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,570
Posted By godinu
Re: THE REAL WAY to make stupid money from PICS newb friendly

The copyright info you've shared isn't entirely correct, Veskey. If you take a picture of someone without their permission and sell the image, the person can sue you if it is recognizably them. They...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th February 2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By godinu
Re: WP Blog Problem

some themes have it automatically coded in to display excerpts rather than the full post. you may be able to change that in the writing settings. (you can, usually)
Forum: Mind Warriors 6th February 2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 431
Posted By godinu
Re: How Should I Get Over This Mental/Work Block?

Break it down into doable tasks, or into doable portions, such as: spend 30 mins doing this one thing, spend 20 mins doing item 2, etc. Tackle one thing at a time and your focus will help immensely....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st February 2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 394
Posted By godinu
Re: Promote a website

post some comments or guest blog on some tealover websites and forums. get a free adwords or facebook ads credit and advertise there that way.. but commenting/social bookmarking is best. create fb...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th January 2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By godinu
Re: Question for the Forum...

wordpress is bane for spammers. pretty much every wp site i have ever had has gotten spam comments or registered users even after i disallowed most of that stuff, or hid it. you have to do a lot of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th January 2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,591
Posted By godinu
Re: Where to get ideas for a new business name?

I am a total idea person, coming up with ideas is one of my favorite things. If you aren't into it, you could always hire someone on fiverr. Or try a web-based word spinner or domain suggestion tool.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th January 2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 472
Posted By godinu
Re: Am I doing this right?...Amazon associates

It sounds good but you should avoid putting the brand name in the domain name as it is a potential TM issue. Instead go for the more general term or model number, which wouldn't be TMed. You should...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th January 2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 484
Posted By godinu
Re: trademark domain question

U could file a claim with ICANN to get the name back if the name is something that would be specific only to you. I don't know the cost to do so, however. We had to do this a while back when a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th January 2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,779
Posted By godinu
Re: If You Earn $50 And Above Per Article Written As A Content Writer, Come In!

amen, HeySal. Writers -- REAL writers, not just people trying to make a buck by learning to write content -- have always had opportunity to higher paying gigs. Some magazines pay $1 and up PER WORD,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th January 2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,024
Posted By godinu
Re: 200+ comments received each day a new blog

spam is a huge prob for wordpress blogs. I've gotten spam notifications even when i have comments off on a blog. There are a few things you can do: get rid of the "powered by wordpress" in the footer...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st January 2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By godinu
Re: Adding Amazon Store Page to my Blog

yes you can create different page templates for different parts of the site. When you create the page for your store, just use a generic template without the widgets. You can create it by taking the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st December 2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,065
Posted By godinu
Re: Guess What I Just Did?????

Agreed! Here is a a quick tip for those times when you are tempted to subscribe to a newsletter: first, sign up to an email forwarding service such as gishpuppy.com (i am not affiliated in any way...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th December 2011, 10:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 564
Posted By godinu
Re: Source for local business in need of a site

exactly -- it's still a directory. You could also check the local Chamber of Commerce website.
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th December 2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 564
Posted By godinu
Re: Source for local business in need of a site

Try the yellow pages or manta.com -- look up businesses in whatever city, then see if they have websites. It's surprising how many don't.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th December 2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By godinu
Re: Need Help Buying A Domain

try godaddy's tdnam domain auction site, or any other reputable domain selling site such as Sedo. If you plan to spend a lot of money, use an escrow service rather than paying the seller directly.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd December 2011, 02:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,476
Posted By godinu
Re: Goodbye Godaddy. $6.99 transfer to Namecheap. SOPASucks

Bottom line though, if the big boys / copyright police go after any domain name for TM infringement, it doesn't matter where it's hosted, SOPA supporter or not, it will probably come down because the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd December 2011, 02:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,363
Posted By godinu
Re: Advertising SCAM.....IMPORTANT!!!

I too have thought a recent request to place a banner ad on my site was a scam. It was from a different company which appeared to be a legit French advertising agency. The main reason I was...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st December 2011, 12:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 883
Posted By godinu
Re: using youtube and thiefs

People are lazy and will copy your stuff without regard for the law. One thing you can do is put a watermark of your own url throughout the video so if anyone does steal it, they are promoting your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st December 2011, 12:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 835
Posted By godinu
Re: Want to do better than other email marketers? If so, don't be a blue parrot.

amen. there are more than a few marketers who seem to think 2 to 4 emails a day to their entire list is acceptable, and none of these ever explains what the links within are. These usually say...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th December 2011, 09:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By godinu
Re: Guidance Needed: Images, Videos, Copyright, Fair Use, oh my!

Bottom line: if in doubt of whether it's legal to use someone else's video/image/music/writing, then don't, it's most likely not allowed or welcomed by that person. There are many sources of free...
Forum: Copywriting 16th December 2011, 05:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 813
Posted By godinu
Re: How Do You Express Appreciation in the Copywriter/Client Relationship?

Right on point, RM. I think this carries forward in any field where the writer/employee/contractor is representing a company or the voice of the company. Which is going to end better: one where the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th December 2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,049
Posted By godinu
Re: Just made my first appointment - scared sh**less- Please advise

One way to overcome being scared is to think of it as if you are talking to a friend who owns the business. Show him how facebook and all your other ideas will help get more people in the door and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th December 2011, 12:55 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 19,187
Posted By godinu
Re: Why I Am Focusing My Business 100% On Lead Generation

Just to clarify how this works:
is this correct?
you have a phone number which, when someone calls, it is automatically recorded and also forwarded to a client you have prearranged a deal with....
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th December 2011, 12:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 814
Posted By godinu
Re: "Accident Guide" and "Auto Buyer's Guide" CASH!

great ideas. why'd you quit with it, since it seems it would be easier to sell in subsequent years?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th December 2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 745
Posted By godinu
Re: Successful Amazon Associates Affiliates Wanted!

Review sites seem to do rather well, opposed to just an astore/similar with product links.
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd December 2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 1,343
Views: 129,255
Posted By godinu
Re: Make $5000 per month and be a hero.

There are some small printshops that will do layout for you if you show them what you want. Definitely talk to your local print shops (since you will want to shop around for prices anyway) and see if...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd December 2011, 03:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,126
Posted By godinu
Re: Looking for a noob friendly WP theme for offline biz

PS: i would say DON't use elegant themes. They do look great but are not noob friendly at all, and virtually none of their stuff works out of the box. Requires coding and tweaking well beyond a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th November 2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 840
Posted By godinu
Free ebook and kindle formatting guide

While this is a guide to Smashwords, a site much like the kindle publishing site, these guidelines are ideal for all kinds of ebook formatting. Once you get the .doc formatted according to these...
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