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Forum: Off Topic Forum 24th February 2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,157
Posted By Joshua Rigley
Re: Newsflash: Conspiracy theorists gullible

Claude, you understand, of course, that I was excluding you when I said that. I know that nobody's quite like you. :D
Forum: Off Topic Forum 22nd February 2015, 12:27 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,695
Posted By Joshua Rigley
Re: The Science of Anti-Vaccination

Well, I won't try to claim that I'm mature, myself. I get angry about stupid stuff just as easily as anyone else, and I'm just as prone to hurling insults at someone purely for the sake of scoring...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 20th February 2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,695
Posted By Joshua Rigley
The Science of Anti-Vaccination

Here's an interesting change of pace on the vaccine debate. Rather than talk about whether or not vaccines cause autism, this video explains the various biases that cause humans to form the various...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 15th February 2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 3,855
Posted By Joshua Rigley
Re: No Big Bang? Quantum equation predicts universe has no beginning

For a second there I misread that as "back in the early 20's" and I was like, "Jeez, how old is this guy anyway?" :D
Forum: Off Topic Forum 15th February 2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 3,855
Posted By Joshua Rigley
Re: No Big Bang? Quantum equation predicts universe has no beginning

Guys, I started this thread as a means to show an interesting new development in science, and I did so in hopes that we could have a good discussion on the implications this new development might...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12th February 2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 767
Posted By Joshua Rigley
Re: [Awesome!] Unprecedentedly Clear Imagery Of Massive Explosions On The Sun Growing And Erupting

What amazing footage, and a very fitting soundtrack as well. Makes you really appreciate the beauty of our sun. :)
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10th February 2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 3,855
Posted By Joshua Rigley
No Big Bang? Quantum equation predicts universe has no beginning

Interesting article.

"The universe may have existed forever, according to a new model that applies quantum correction terms to complement Einstein's theory of general relativity. The model may...
Forum: Suggestion Forum 8th December 2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,889
Posted By Joshua Rigley
Re: Buy A Beer

An easy way to bring this back would be to simply add a link (or image) in your signature file that goes to a PayPal donation page. Should be pretty easy to set up, and safer than using email...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 22nd October 2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,897
Posted By Joshua Rigley
Re: Thanks and Kudos to the "Old" Mods

Don't forget Ken Strong. ;)
Forum: Off Topic Forum 20th October 2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,897
Posted By Joshua Rigley
Re: Thanks and Kudos to the "Old" Mods

Honestly, I feel a bit out of place giving my thanks to the old mods. Even though I've been a part of this forum since 2008, I still don't really consider myself one of the "old members"...just goes...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 19th October 2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,236
Posted By Joshua Rigley
Re: Anyone Else Sick and Tired of this Word????

Have no fear! Captain Literally is here to save the day and restore balance to the universe! :D

Studio C - Captain Literally, part 1 - YouTube
Forum: Off Topic Forum 2nd October 2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,744
Posted By Joshua Rigley
Re: Feelings Or Logic?

I will have you know that I made that purchasing decision based purely on logic. I have a good feeling that the demand for life-sized Honey Boo Boo ear wax statues will greatly increase in the...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 14th July 2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,798
Posted By Joshua Rigley
Re: My Blind Friend, And What That Means

I'm way too tired to be posting about anything, especially on a topic as deep as this, but I'll give it a go.

My personal opinion is that a person who has some form of disability, such as...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th July 2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 610
Posted By Joshua Rigley
Re: I don't see people's signatures

For more information about how and why signatures get deleted, check out my signature. :cool: ;)
Forum: Finished Contests & Challenges 25th May 2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,885
Posted By Joshua Rigley
Re: 30 Days to Freelancing Success

Thanks for the words of encouragement, Alexa. That's high praise, coming from a prolific writer like you. :D

Day 1

I almost didn't get anything done today. I haven't written any articles, yet....
Forum: Finished Contests & Challenges 24th May 2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,885
Posted By Joshua Rigley
30 Days to Freelancing Success

I'm about to embark on a new journey to find success as a freelancing writer. I'll be following the steps outlined in the book, "Amazon.com: The Freelance Writer's Guide to Making Money on...
Forum: Finished Contests & Challenges 15th January 2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,501
Posted By Joshua Rigley
Re: Warrior Challenge - Write a Book in 30 Days (Starting Jan 1st)

Day 11

Sorry about that brief hiatus. Today I wrote over 300 words and completed one scene for my novel. Here's how today went down:

I started out pretty rough, and didn't improve at all until...
Forum: Finished Contests & Challenges 7th January 2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,501
Posted By Joshua Rigley
Re: Warrior Challenge - Write a Book in 30 Days (Starting Jan 1st)

Day 5

I'm not counting Sundays as part of the challenge, so that's why I didn't update yesterday. Today I wrote 56 words, and I almost didn't even do that. The only reason I was able to write...
Forum: Finished Contests & Challenges 4th January 2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,501
Posted By Joshua Rigley
Re: Warrior Challenge - Write a Book in 30 Days (Starting Jan 1st)

Day 4

Didn't get anything done today, since I kept getting sidetracked by other things. I did discover a cool feature in Snowflake Pro though; it can take your plot synopsis and automatically make...
Forum: Finished Contests & Challenges 4th January 2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,501
Posted By Joshua Rigley
Re: Warrior Challenge - Write a Book in 30 Days (Starting Jan 1st)

Day 3

Today was a fairly productive day. I've written nearly 1,000 words (980 words to be exact, not counting all the sentences I deleted when editing), and made good progress on fleshing out my...
Forum: Finished Contests & Challenges 3rd January 2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,501
Posted By Joshua Rigley
Re: Warrior Challenge - Write a Book in 30 Days (Starting Jan 1st)

Day 2

Today was a bit better than yesterday. I have written a grand total of 130 words, all of which were devoted to the "pre-production" phase of writing my novel.

Yesterday I had no clue what...
Forum: Finished Contests & Challenges 2nd January 2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,501
Posted By Joshua Rigley
Re: Warrior Challenge - Write a Book in 30 Days (Starting Jan 1st)

Day 1

Today (or yesterday) I failed to make any significant progress towards my goal. I think the reason for this was because I didn't have any plan in place for how to spend my time today. Or on...
Forum: Finished Contests & Challenges 29th December 2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,501
Posted By Joshua Rigley
Warrior Challenge - Write a Book in 30 Days (Starting Jan 1st)

I decided to start a book writing challenge, partly because the article writing challenges seem to do well here, and partly because I actually want to get something done for a change. :)

The...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12th November 2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 4,258
Posted By Joshua Rigley
Re: 40 Armed Gun Advocates Intimidate Mothers Against Gun Violence In A Restaurant Parking Lot

There are a few videos related to gun violence that I like because they're honest, present facts and statistics from reliable, unbiased sources, and make a genuine effort to get at the root cause of...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 26th August 2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 884
Posted By Joshua Rigley
Re: catching heat for dropping out

I think I will let Sir Ken Robinson speak for me on this issue:

Ken Robinson: How schools kill creativity | Video on TED.com...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th July 2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 761
Posted By Joshua Rigley
Re: Who can recommend good free spinner softwares?

For a second I seriously thought I was reading spun content. Believe it or not, George, creating content yourself is completely free. :)

Nobody in their right mind would try to manage 20 sites at...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 29th June 2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By Joshua Rigley
Re: Any Musicians Here Use Digital Audio Workstations?

Hey Steve. You might want to check out this site: http://www.groove3.com/str/

They offer a bunch of video tutorials covering the basics of multiple different DAWs, MIDI Orchestration, and they...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th June 2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By Joshua Rigley
Re: Is there a fool-proof way to find the top market leaders in a specific niche?

Nothing is fool-proof. ;)

But an easy way of finding "niche leaders" in almost any niche is to look at the Amazon.com bestseller lists. More often than not, the top ten bestsellers in niche...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th June 2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 770
Posted By Joshua Rigley
Re: Show me the light, Email Gods!

Jack, first of all, let me say that you're doing an awesome job so far. Most people don't even get started, and you're already starting to get results.

Aside from getting more people onto your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th June 2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,472
Posted By Joshua Rigley
Re: "Free ebook" or "Free Newsletter" for squeeze page?

Here's how I would do it:

I would start off with a headline (doesn't have to be big and red) asking my reader a question about their biggest problem. For example, if their biggest problem was...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th April 2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,348
Posted By Joshua Rigley
Re: What are some hot sites to submit content to today?

The OP didn't ask for "new" sites specifically in their original post. Wonder why he got all upset when people gave vague answers to his vague question?

Oh well, at least we got some free...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th April 2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,518
Posted By Joshua Rigley
Re: Stop Beating Your Head Against A Stone Wall

And how would you know this? Since Alexa syndicates her own content, she would know where they get their traffic from. You wouldn't.

SEO isn't the only traffic source. Most sites diversify their...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th March 2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,393
Posted By Joshua Rigley
Re: One List Building "Secret" Nobody Told You About

Fair enough, and true enough too. As they say "you reap what you sow". I apologize if I was misleading or rude.

Anyway, thanks for your contributions and thoughts everyone. :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th March 2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By Joshua Rigley
Re: "Internet Marketing" epiphany...

Nathan, I just wanted to say thanks for posting this thread. It helped answer a couple of questions I've been asking myself for a while now. :)


Good idea. We should do a JV on this one. We'll do...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st February 2013, 01:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 654
Posted By Joshua Rigley
Re: Ebook strategy.

If you are just planning on doing a one-page sales letter, you'll have a tough time getting on the front page of Google.

Instead of aiming for Google, I suggest getting affiliates to do all the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st February 2013, 01:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,967
Posted By Joshua Rigley
Re: Matt Cutts, Google SEO: Remove Link Anchor Text In Forum Signatures

I didn't see it myself, but if it's true, my response is "meh". I don't care much about my SEO. I post in forums to attract real people, not search bots. ;)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th February 2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 868
Posted By Joshua Rigley
Re: What is best sites for get FREE TRAFFIC from comments?

This.

In addition to what Lexy said, you'll need to focus on creating high quality comments which add value to the discussion. Most blog comments consist of something like "thanks for the post",...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th February 2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 676
Posted By Joshua Rigley
Re: Personal blog can succeed?

It would help a lot if you got specific and decide on a niche for this blog. You'll find it much easier to succeed if you do a blog dealing with everyday problems in IM, than you would with a blog...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 9th February 2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 550
Posted By Joshua Rigley
Re: I Had No Idea How Many Things My Great Uncle Was In

That's awesome that you had an awesome uncle Steve. Isn't genealogy fun? My little brother did some research into my family a while ago. Apparently my family is descended from royalty - there's even...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th February 2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By Joshua Rigley
Re: Is this too elementary?

Kevin Riley, a good friend of mine, sells IM infoproducts geared towards newbies, and he assumes no previous knowledge. He has step-by-step guides for tasks like upgrading your PayPal account and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th February 2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By Joshua Rigley
Re: Investing money in IM

Investment #1) Domain name and hosting (less than $15 per month).

Investment #2) Autoresponder ($20+ per month, depending on how many subscribers you have).

Investment #3) Solo Ads (Various,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th February 2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,374
Posted By Joshua Rigley
Re: Redirecting domains to clickbank products..is this ok?

It's very common to use domains to redirect to affiliate products. No, it isn't unethical (at least, I can't think of any reasons why it would be considered unethical). I don't know how Google feels...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th February 2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,583
Posted By Joshua Rigley
Re: How to Get More Reviews on Kindle?

Right, that's what I meant to say. Couldn't think of the right terminology at the time though. Thanks for pointing that out.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th February 2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 458
Posted By Joshua Rigley
Re: Which domain name should I choose?

No, it isn't unprofessional to add "blog" to your domain name. It's quite common actually. Since you already know which one you like, why don't you go with that one?

It looks like all of these...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th February 2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 671
Posted By Joshua Rigley
Re: What Market For Longterm Informational Product Creation Business ?

Generally speaking, it's best to wait until you've actually had some success running an online business of your own before your pursue the MMO niche. I say "generally", because some people got their...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th February 2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 828
Posted By Joshua Rigley
Re: Wordpress + Facebook + Twitter + Linked in + Google Plus Integration

This plugin looks perfect for your needs: WordPress › NextScripts: Social Networks Auto-Poster « WordPress Plugins...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th February 2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By Joshua Rigley
Re: Best Way to Build a List Of Google+ Businesses?

You could always hire a programmer to create some software that can automate the process for you.

Or you can get something like uBot Studio, which is some easy to use software that helps you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th February 2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,225
Posted By Joshua Rigley
How do you increase the CTR for your forum signature?

I've noticed that the CTR for my signature has been surprisingly low (probably less than 1/10 of a percent). Is it normal for forum signatures to have a low CTR? What do you do to help increase it? ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th February 2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 859
Posted By Joshua Rigley
Re: Blogger Blogs Webmaster Information

As April and Alexa said, Blogger isn't the best choice for running a blog, because they don't like "high risk" niches, like MMO.

Outside of that, there's a ton of information out there available...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th February 2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 480
Posted By Joshua Rigley
Re: HOW MUCH TIME DO YOU GIVE A WEBSITE/VENTURE BEFORE YOU QUIT?

If you're having fun with it, there's really no reason you should quit, unless it becomes a major time/money sink.

I say keep at it. You're getting steady traffic, and it sounds like your site is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th February 2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 753
Posted By Joshua Rigley
Re: Is it worth the money protecting your Digital Products?

Don't bother. Like you said, Internet pirates always find a way to pirate something, and most DRM can easily be broken with 1-click software.

Better to try to monetize piracy by including links...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th February 2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 644
Posted By Joshua Rigley
Re: There's gotta be a way

I would suggest starting by being "social" and sharing high-quality content that your prospects will find interesting and useful.

If you have a blog, you can pre-sell your followers with good...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th February 2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,583
Posted By Joshua Rigley
Re: How to Get More Reviews on Kindle?

It's actually very difficult to get buyers to leave a review for Kindle books. Amazon often prompts buyers of your ebook to leave a review via email, but the purchase to review ratio is often very...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th February 2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 557
Posted By Joshua Rigley
Re: Nothing Motivates Me More Than This..

That's awesome! I hope you can get it up to 1,000 real soon. :)
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th February 2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By Joshua Rigley
Re: Need help learning and applying SEO

Lorne, I love your website. It's very beautifully designed. :)

I can't offer you too much help, but if you ever consider starting a blog for your business, use Wordpress. Google loves them, and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th October 2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,004
Posted By Joshua Rigley
Re: Guest Blogging - Some Questions

That's a fair point, Alexa. It would make more sense to target prospects who are already educated and are already looking for your services. Unfortunately, most small business owners who are looking...
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