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Forum: Offline Marketing 26th July 2011, 04:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 788
Posted By truly_gifted
Re: My ALMOST Success Story

I would have made $2500+ per month had I taken the deal. This guy was ready to hand me his money, and this was well before we talked about any contract. He even offered (several times in that same...
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th July 2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 875
Posted By truly_gifted
Do You Realize That Google Is Every Offline Consultant's DIRECT COMPETITION?

I was browsing another forum, and I noticed this disturbing ad:

http://img847.imageshack.us/img847/4996/googleva.png

This is just the ad for Texas, but do you realize what this means?



...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th July 2011, 06:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 788
Posted By truly_gifted
My ALMOST Success Story

I contacted a few local business owners a few days ago, just spur of the moment, and my findings were quite astounding. I've been wanting to get my feet wet with offline marketing for a while now,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th July 2011, 10:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 814
Posted By truly_gifted
Re: William Shatner Gets Booted From Google+

I'm curious to know how you feel that book is relevant to Google+? Please come back and share your thoughts.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th July 2011, 01:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 843
Posted By truly_gifted
Re: Writers Block - what do you do to get of your funk?

It might sound weird, but I write about that "block" to get through it.

Sometimes, you can get some good material out of those clouded thoughts, and you might learn something about yourself in the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st June 2011, 12:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,468
Posted By truly_gifted
Re: Building Websites for $99...Good or Bad Idea?

Well, I wasn't thinking about it as building a business. I just wanted to offer a service to make some quick money. I don't even won't to bother with hosting other than sending them through an...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th June 2011, 05:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,468
Posted By truly_gifted
Building Websites for $99...Good or Bad Idea?

I have a goal to build 10 simple websites by tomorrow, and I've set my price point at $99. I know that's rock bottom, but I figure that I could pull some quick (and cheap) buyers for that amount....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th June 2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,153
Posted By truly_gifted
Re: Would You Pay $500 for 15,000 Words of Fresh Content?

I AM the writer, so my concern is not about hiring a writer for some project I have planned. I am just trying to get some feedback from the Warrior community about the prices they are comfortable...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th June 2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By truly_gifted
Re: Is this a good name for a product?

I actually asked a few people about the proposed name of your product.

They all immediately said to me, "Will that help me get rid of my debt? That's what it does right?"

Debt = I owe a lot of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th June 2011, 05:18 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,153
Posted By truly_gifted
Re: Would You Pay $500 for 15,000 Words of Fresh Content?

I'm not looking for writers. I was just trying to find out what people expect to pay for content on this forum. Most of the responses I've gotten so far have pretty much confirmed my suspicions,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th June 2011, 11:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By truly_gifted
Re: Is this a good name for a product?

It's simple and to the point. That's really all you need in this day and age, so I'd say that you have a winner!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th June 2011, 11:09 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,153
Posted By truly_gifted
Would You Pay $500 for 15,000 Words of Fresh Content?

I'm just doing a little price gauging here, so please be honest.

If you care to respond, assume that the niche of this content is a general one. There is no requirement for medical or legal...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th June 2011, 12:43 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,359
Posted By truly_gifted
Re: Where to find full time writers?

If you want to check an applicant's work, then you need to pay him/her for a sample. You don't have to pay full price, and you can even advertise that the sample will be paid at a lesser than normal...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th June 2011, 12:19 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,359
Posted By truly_gifted
Re: Where to find full time writers?

At the rate you're offering to pay for articles, it's foolish to even expect near perfect grammar. If you want to hire someone to write for you at that rate AND be a native English speaker, then...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th June 2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,533
Posted By truly_gifted
Re: Is It Really Okay to Email Small Business Owners?

Ok, first of all, let me make something clear. I did NOT ask for legal advice nor have I made any statements that could be misconstrued as even referring to legal issues. I simply asked about the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th June 2011, 04:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,533
Posted By truly_gifted
Re: Is It Really Okay to Email Small Business Owners?

Eh, are you just trying to boost your post count? I don't really see the relevance of your statement to this thread. Care to elaborate so that the rest of us can understand what you're saying?
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th June 2011, 02:27 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,533
Posted By truly_gifted
Re: Is It Really Okay to Email Small Business Owners?

Thank you, High Horsepower.

You are absolutely right about the "spam" debacle. I've done some serious digging into the subject of commercial email blasts, and there is a right way to do it. I was...
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th June 2011, 01:11 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,533
Posted By truly_gifted
Re: Is It Really Okay to Email Small Business Owners?

So, you've never sent an email to a business owner without calling them first?
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th June 2011, 08:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,533
Posted By truly_gifted
Is It Really Okay to Email Small Business Owners?

I've written a few emails to send to businesses offering my services, but I've hit a wall. After researching the CAN-SPAM Act and making sure that my messages would be compliant, I realized that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th June 2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,021
Posted By truly_gifted
Re: Is cheap writing really worth the cost?

You do realize that writing sales copy is NOT the same as writing an article, right? I still don't understand how or why people even make that assumption.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th June 2011, 09:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,021
Posted By truly_gifted
Re: Is cheap writing really worth the cost?

What are you talking about? Did you even bother to read the thread?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th June 2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,021
Posted By truly_gifted
Re: Is cheap writing really worth the cost?

I'm curious as to what question it will answer? This thread is not about how to be a better writer or anything of the sort. And I'm not looking for a one-size-fits-all type of response because there...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th June 2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,021
Posted By truly_gifted
Is cheap writing really worth the cost?

The title of the thread says it all, and I'm curious to know what your responses will be. I've read about people being paid upwards of $500 per article to as little as 50 cents (yes, it's true). And...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th June 2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,439
Posted By truly_gifted
Re: If you offer mobile websites to offline clients you might want to have something like this

I'm curious. Why do you say a Youtube video is a "no-no" for a mobile website?
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 10th June 2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,395
Posted By truly_gifted
Re: $250,000 fine...

Excuse me for being a bit uninformed, but what the heck is a farticle?
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th June 2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,481
Posted By truly_gifted
Re: FREE - How I landed a Client in 10 minutes thru EMAIL!

One other question for you, and then I'll stop picking your brain, lol!

Feedjit has a free version and then offers upgrades. Is the free widget sufficient in this case, or is one of the paid...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th June 2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,718
Posted By truly_gifted
Re: Call Forwarding to Client for Lead Generation? Who Do You Use

You can also use Phone.com, although only one number is issued per account. You get 250 minutes free each month, and the first month is free as well. They allow unlimited accounts, and you get the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th June 2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,481
Posted By truly_gifted
Re: FREE - How I landed a Client in 10 minutes thru EMAIL!

Oh, haha! That's great, and it also proves a point. It's nice to have a .com, but a domain IS a domain, and it's the content that matters.
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th June 2011, 02:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,481
Posted By truly_gifted
Re: FREE - How I landed a Client in 10 minutes thru EMAIL!

Let me ask you something, and I know people like to debate that .com is the best domain extension. In your opinion, and from experience, would you say that .info domains would be suitable for this...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th June 2011, 12:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 905
Posted By truly_gifted
Re: Help Me Sell A Client on SEO

DON'T DO IT!

Plain and simple. Unless he's going to have you come sit in an office and work as a 9 to 5 employee on PAYROLL, you get your fees upfront.

Don't argue with this guy, and don't let...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th June 2011, 08:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 968
Posted By truly_gifted
Re: WARNING Re: Shared Hosting Plans - Sudden Cancellation no Warning

First, you should never rely on an unlimited plan. ALL hosting has limits, no matter what the company tells you. Hostgator can be a little shifty at times, and my past experience has led me to stay...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th June 2011, 10:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 711
Posted By truly_gifted
Re: AdWords Consult - Jackpot?!

You're missing out on the fact that Adwords isn't as simple as you think it is. Yea, it's true that you could easily make bank selling such a service, but at what cost? If you DON'T know what you're...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th June 2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By truly_gifted
Re: HELP NEEDED INSTALLING SMF

Do you need just the install done, or a full forum configuration? If it's just the install, then I'll do it as a courtesy to you. Shouldn't take more than a few minutes once the problem is clearly...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th June 2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By truly_gifted
Re: HELP NEEDED INSTALLING SMF

I can't tell you about either of those sites, but I'd be willing to help you out. I've got some experience (a lot) with SMF, so feel free to contact me about it. I once did a project for a guy...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th June 2011, 08:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 666
Posted By truly_gifted
What's the Highest Dollar Amount YOU Have Been Paid for a FB Page?

Facebook is really really hot right now, and it seems like the flame grows by the day. People have Facebook on their PC, phone, game system, and anything else that they kind find. Everyone knows...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st May 2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,578
Posted By truly_gifted
Re: Some offline business owners don't reply emails no matter what.

That's another selling point, you know. How many businesses have lost out on business because they don't bother to check their email or let their web designer manage it? That's not very responsible,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th May 2011, 05:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 822
Posted By truly_gifted
Re: I need advice... QUICK!!!

One suggestion...DO NOT call this guy again. You have already put yourself in a bad position by calling him back. When you do this, prospects can sense your neediness, and they will proceed to take...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th May 2011, 04:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 856
Posted By truly_gifted
Re: How to help a realtor with no Money

Well, that's a solid piece of advice from someone who knows from experience. If I were you, I'd adopt that motto (Run...Run...Run) immediately! The next time you talk to him, just tell him that...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th May 2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,887
Posted By truly_gifted
Re: John Durham is my HERO!!!!!

Don't believe all the hype that these large companies sell you. You would really come out better by outsourcing the local listings so that you have some proof to show your customers. And as far as...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th May 2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 856
Posted By truly_gifted
Re: How to help a realtor with no Money

Make him the website, and then keep going. Unless he's going to give you some referrals, I wouldn't be putting too much time into HIS business. Be careful working with "friends" because those can be...
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th May 2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 575
Posted By truly_gifted
Does anyone use EchoSign for contracts?

It's cheaper than the fax services I've seen as far as volume, and it's much easier to manage. Plus, you don't have to worry about clients saying they don't have access to a fax machine. As long as...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th May 2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 14,109
Posted By truly_gifted
Re: Best and Worst States for Filing an LLC?

The reason I asked is because I DO want the opinions of other people based on what they have actually encountered. I will be consulting with a CPA and attorney on the matter, but I don't want to go...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd May 2011, 10:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 14,109
Posted By truly_gifted
Best and Worst States for Filing an LLC?

I know that people generally reference Wyoming, Deleware, and Nevada as the top 3 states for filing an LLC. But, I'm looking into other options that are favorable for internet-based businesses.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd May 2011, 08:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,792
Posted By truly_gifted
Re: Are there email signature requirements for businesses in the US?

Thanks for that information.

I would also like to know if anyone knows of email signature regulations on businesses in the US that are similar to those in the UK. In the UK, businesses must list...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd May 2011, 07:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,792
Posted By truly_gifted
Re: Are there email signature requirements for businesses in the US?

I know that the unsubscribe link is required for email marketing, but what about just regular business correspondence?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd May 2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,792
Posted By truly_gifted
Are there email signature requirements for businesses in the US?

I know that there are regulations on business emails in the UK, but I can't find anything that pertains to the US. I know that there are suggested signature formats, but I want to be sure that my...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th May 2011, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 692
Posted By truly_gifted
What's the Minimum You'd Accept from a Craigslist Client?

Craigslist isn't the best place to find clients, but they are out there. When you do find one of those hidden gems, how much are you charging. I know that yo should price your services based on the...
Forum: Website Design 19th May 2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,258
Posted By truly_gifted
Re: remove comment boxes on wordpress?

You don't have to even bother with code. There's a plugin that does this. It's called Hide Comments, and it can be found here: WordPress › WordPress Plugins...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th May 2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,887
Posted By truly_gifted
Re: Starting out as a writer, need some advice

That's some really interesting feedback about the Warriors for Hire ads. It's definitely an eye-opener. I'm curious to know what the other writers around the forum are doing that's made them so...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th May 2011, 08:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By truly_gifted
Re: Does 2CO Have Strict Credit Requirements?

Yep! I figure now is as good a time as ever to get my account. Is the promotion active for multiple accounts? I know they have a rule about selling from a single website per account, so it would be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th May 2011, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By truly_gifted
Does 2CO Have Strict Credit Requirements?

I'm about to apply for a 2CO account, and I don't want any surprises.

How long does it usually take to be approved (or denied)? Are they pretty lenient with credit issues, and if not, what are the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th May 2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 577
Posted By truly_gifted
Is Anyone Having Luck Selling Content Writing to Local Businesses?

I'm thinking of offering article syndication and press releases to local businesses (even if they aren't local to me). It's a lot easier to find business on the Internet since people tend to look for...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th May 2011, 04:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,353
Posted By truly_gifted
Re: Ok I am Potential Client Pitch ME on QR Codes

"The only cost is my time. And if it means that I stand the chance to gain a friend in business who might also become a client in the future, then it's worth the cost to me. Even if you never retain...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th May 2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,353
Posted By truly_gifted
Re: Ok I am Potential Client Pitch ME on QR Codes

"Mr./Ms./Mrs. Business Owner, you're waiting for me to tell you the "catch" of this whole thing. And being a business owner myself, I can understand your concern. It seems that at every turn that...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th May 2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,353
Posted By truly_gifted
Re: Ok I am Potential Client Pitch ME on QR Codes

Very simple and to the point. I like it, and it's probably a very good way to get your foot in the door with many businesses. It's non-threatening, and it will give them what they want...more...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th May 2011, 09:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,282
Posted By truly_gifted
Re: Offline - So the website leasing model is dead?

I'm not saying that the OP shouldn't take the time to map out a plan. But, what I am saying is that he shouldn't spend so much time "thinking" about which keywords to target. It's not that hard to...
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