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Forum: Social Media 13th August 2018, 03:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 179
Posted By ctrlaltdelete
Re: Business-based or personal?

I personally prefer keeping my business profile separate from my personal one. Though it's not like I'm that active on my personal Facebook anyway. In general, however, maintaining 2 accounts on your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th August 2018, 02:27 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,983
Posted By ctrlaltdelete
Re: What are Good Tasks to Hire Virtual Assistants for?

I've got a VA from Onlinejobsph working for me right now and these are some of the tasks she's been doing for me:

- manage my social media accounts
- interact and post content
- give me page...
Forum: Beginners Area 6th August 2018, 02:48 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 1,359
Posted By ctrlaltdelete
Re: New To The Forum

Nice to meet you Michel.

Not a vegan myself, but I wish you luck with your vegan cookbook. I've heard that a lot that Filipino cuisine tends to lean more on the meaty side. I'm both curious and...
Forum: Beginners Area 6th August 2018, 02:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 428
Posted By ctrlaltdelete
Re: Can anyone guide me about how to become freelancer?

First things first: you need to keep working on your English especially if you're going to be a content writer selling to an English audience. Content writing has become quite saturated especially in...
Forum: Beginners Area 2nd August 2018, 05:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By ctrlaltdelete
Re: Outsourcing tips for beginners (and others)

Great tips. A lot of folks here could use them. I always make it a point to provide anyone I'm looking to hire with the basic rundown of the job, and to be polite at all times when conversing (even...
Forum: Beginners Area 30th July 2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,496
Posted By ctrlaltdelete
Re: Should I just keep my day job?

The others have solid advice. You should keep the day job. But keep working on your online career. It's tough work, especially since you also have kids to take care of and you're still starting out....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th July 2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By ctrlaltdelete
Re: Are there any genuine online jobs, who don't charge us any fees?

Ah, you must mean those pyramid scheme folks. You would do good not to trust them.

There is plenty of work to be found online, OP. You need to be careful of where you look. Try looking here or on...
Forum: Social Media 12th July 2018, 04:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 252
Posted By ctrlaltdelete
Re: How to promote Facebook page ?

Ads and post boosting usually do the trick nowadays. But if you want to save on cash, invite as many friends as you can and have those friends invite others too. Join related groups and post in them....
Forum: Beginners Area 10th July 2018, 04:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,291
Posted By ctrlaltdelete
Re: How difficult is it for a non-native English speaker to be successful in internet marketing?

There are many bloggers out there who are successful in their niche but aren't native speakers and don't write in grammatically perfect English.

Native English speaking people will even hire...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th July 2018, 03:22 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,541
Posted By ctrlaltdelete
Re: Video and Image Services

Oh, it's always in demand alright.

You could do some freelancing editing work on the side, but you'll have a lot of competition. Plenty of us (myself included) who hire from freelancing sites tend...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th July 2018, 04:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,291
Posted By ctrlaltdelete
Re: Multi-niched website advice

There's these Filipino freelance writer I once hired who does almost the same thing you guys are doing. Forgot the name of the site though.

Anyway, go for it. This is a good idea for you guys if...
Forum: Mind Warriors 1st July 2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 881
Posted By ctrlaltdelete
Re: This is why It’s harder for you to succeed if you're naturally smart

So what I'm getting here is that we shouldn't be afraid of taking risks. Step outside the comfort zone. We tend to overthink things in hopes of playing it safe. Makes sense, though we should still...
Forum: Social Media 28th June 2018, 11:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 779
Posted By ctrlaltdelete
Re: Social Media Marrketing

Well, crackhouse pretty much nails it. But I'll humor you and repeat it anyway.

First order of things is creating social media pages for your mobile app. Or if you already have a page for your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th June 2018, 01:44 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,761
Posted By ctrlaltdelete
Re: Why I stopped putting ads on my blogs (and what I do instead)

I agree with you, OP. Sometimes it's useless to have ads on your blog if it's not high traffic enough. But then again, what works best depends on the blog and niche.

I know someone who runs a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st June 2018, 02:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 194
Posted By ctrlaltdelete
Re: Give customer support to the clients that buy through your affiliate link?

Providing regular customer support is not an easy feat, OP. I'd go write a FAQ first if I were you. But if you're set on it and your affliate work pays well, maybe you could hire a VA for the job if...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st May 2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,304
Posted By ctrlaltdelete
Re: Which business has a low investment, but very large profits?

Chili garlic sauces. No, really.

Not my business though. But this freelance Filipino writer I hire on occasion--and got a little chummy with--makes and sells the stuff on her own. She claims to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th May 2018, 11:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 616
Posted By ctrlaltdelete
Re: Hiring people

Here're a couple of things I look for in someone whenever I have to outsource:

Previous experience - what they've done, who they've worked for. Work samples are a must. I contact his/her previous...
Forum: Copywriting 13th May 2018, 11:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 564
Posted By ctrlaltdelete
Re: A Few Copywriters

Ooh, nice. I can't believe I've never heard of this job site before. It looks great. I like how they put their portfolios on display. Makes it easier for you to choose who you want to hire.

Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd May 2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 616
Posted By ctrlaltdelete
Re: What Do you Look for when hiring someone for SEO

Personally I don't mind outsourcing SEO overseas. It saves me money if I hire someone from the Philippines, for instance. I always choose my prospects very carefully, domestic or no.

For red...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th April 2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 413
Posted By ctrlaltdelete
Re: Is blog commenting still relevant?

Blog comments and forum posting are pretty divisive practices. They can make you look like a spammer if you overdo your self-promoting.

I'm no expert on this subject, but for marketing and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th April 2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 860
Posted By ctrlaltdelete
Re: outsourcing arbitrage

Oh, this reminds me of an acquaintance of mine (I can't exactly call him a friend) who runs a web agency. To save himself the hassle of hiring more employees, he outsources jobs (mostly content...
Forum: Growth Hacking 11th April 2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By ctrlaltdelete
Re: Where would you hire a project manager from?

Though I never had the need to hire a project manager before, I usually default to Filipino VAs as well for other jobs, and for all the same reasons that you do.

I do agree somewhat with your...
Forum: Social Media 9th April 2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 74
Posted By ctrlaltdelete
Re: Auto Schedulers Dead?

The freelance social media manager I hired has been using a scheduler tool as well (Hootsuite) for years and there apparently hasn't been any problem even with the changes on social media sites. I...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 26th March 2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 817
Posted By ctrlaltdelete
Re: Reddit Advertising

Reddit ads, huh? I haven't tried marketing there yet. Could be worth a shot. It doesn't hurt to try new channels, right? Usually I have someone make ad copies for Google and Facebook, though with all...
Forum: Mind Warriors 15th March 2018, 02:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 431
Posted By ctrlaltdelete
Re: What makes me respect another person?

I totally agree. When you take responsibility for your actions whether they are mistakes or not, it makes others respect you because you are brave enough to admit you were wrong and to make amends...
Forum: Social Media 4th March 2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 261
Posted By ctrlaltdelete
Re: If you could only reccommend one social media platform for every small business, which would it

Facebook, hands down. It's a very versatile platform that has all the basics you need to get started: messaging, advertising, and a very big user population.

There are a lot of small-time...
Forum: Social Media 1st March 2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 738
Posted By ctrlaltdelete
Re: Where do you buy Twitter followers?

Maybe it's just me, but I don't think it's a good idea to buy followers in general. I wouldn't outsource my social media marketing to someone whose main strategy is buying followers. I prefer if...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st February 2018, 05:23 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,138
Posted By ctrlaltdelete
RE: What are your thoughts on blogging for 2018?

Blogging is an investment. You can utilize it not just for generating leads, but also search engine optimization. Lots of companies use onsite blogs to help with driving traffic to other pages of...
Forum: Copywriting 14th February 2018, 03:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 721
Posted By ctrlaltdelete
RE: Help a piano teacher target high-paying students?

Honestly speaking, it's going to be difficult to reach out to "high-end" folks just because. She'll want to capitalize more on her experience to reel in more students. Set up different rates for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th February 2018, 12:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 518
Posted By ctrlaltdelete
RE: First site created, when and how much content to add?

25-50 articles is a good start. I agree with DWolfe--best thing is to get some of the content posted and then schedule the others for a later date to give you time to write more. If you don't have...
Forum: Beginners Area 1st February 2018, 03:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 204
Posted By ctrlaltdelete
RE: Social Media Marketing Newbie

Hi. I usually outsource this type of work to some freelancer folks I know, but I think I can help. I'll try to answer some of your questions as best as I can:

1. The first thing you should ask is,...
Forum: Social Media 24th January 2018, 05:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 410
Posted By ctrlaltdelete
RE: Can you succesfully market a service or product using only social media?

This depends on what you're selling and your target market. The key to marketing is to promote your service or product where your audience is most likely at. A good parallel to this are app ads on...
Forum: Beginners Area 17th January 2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 241
Posted By ctrlaltdelete
RE: Creating / Editing covers of products - need some help

I totally agree with what ezjob said about It's a real lifesaver if you're in a hurry and especially since you don't have the time to look for a freelance graphic designer. It's comes with...
Forum: Beginners Area 17th January 2018, 05:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 376
Posted By ctrlaltdelete
RE: Using Instagram Hashtags?

Here's a couple of tips I remember off the top of my head:

- The optimal number of hashtags to use in a post is in the 5 to 10 range
- Study your competition's hashtags and use them (except for...
Forum: Website Design 10th January 2018, 04:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By ctrlaltdelete
RE: Stock Images for use with Blog/Website

Some good sites I know of are Pxhere, Pexels, Pixabay, and Stocksnap. Wikimedia Commons can be really helpful too. Oh, and you might also want to check out the Public Domain on Flickr. But Bella...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th December 2017, 04:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 150
Posted By ctrlaltdelete
RE: How to get leads to my website development company

There are a lot of companies that just decide to outsource lead generation instead to save them the trouble. You could go for a really inexpensive service and search for VAs from the Philippines or...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th December 2017, 04:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 305
Posted By ctrlaltdelete
RE: Do you share your goals with others?

I would share my goals if I was working with someone or if someone was working for me to achieve it. So if I, say, decided to outsource a job to a virtual assistant, I'd make sure that I tell them...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 14th December 2017, 03:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By ctrlaltdelete
RE: In-House Development vs. Offshore Outsourcing: Real Cost Comparison

Amazing. I've always known that outsourcing was less expensive because you didn't have to take care of taxes, job benefits and other matters, but I never realized that the difference was this big....
Forum: Website Design 13th December 2017, 03:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 858
Posted By ctrlaltdelete
RE: Outsourcing graphic design


The big freelancer sites like Upwork,, Freelancer and Fiverr are great places to start, just like everyone above already mentioned. There are also places like 99designs and...
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