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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th August 2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 641
Posted By underworld90
Re: Freelancers are making things difficult for big providers

Not many buyers seem to get this but the price isn't always the best metric to determine which provider gets the job.

I've known several people that have their time and money wasted because they...
Forum: Copywriting 10th August 2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,017
Posted By underworld90
Re: Firing a client

I agree with you to a point but I draw the line when it treads into losing my self-respect.

Let me give you a slightly different example. Suppose that you work as an employee for an owner. That...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th August 2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,204
Posted By underworld90
Re: EZArticleLink - Do you use it & does it work, even in the wake of google slapping blog networks?

I thought that the EZ site is considered like a poor link farm anyway...? Wouldn't it be practically worthless to get a link on there these days post-Penguin?
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th August 2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 853
Posted By underworld90
Re: Market An Interior Design Business? Help Appreciated.

What about approaching non-competing but complementary businesses in the bigger towns and partnering the interior design services with their services? That's how other businesses do it, and they tap...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th August 2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,603
Posted By underworld90
Re: The best ways to get traffic these days ?

I agree with Michaelangelo, it really depends on the audience you are wooing. For some niches social media works and for others it's like trying to find a drop of water in a desert.

Look around at...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 5th August 2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By underworld90
Re: OK...Everyone Out of the Gene Pool!

Actually the 99% of "junk" DNA isn't really junk and not important. It's that back when the first wave of research was done on DNA the scientists at the time couldn't find a reason for all of the...
Forum: Mind Warriors 5th August 2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 586
Posted By underworld90
Re: The Power of Need as Motivation

I've heard the same thing mentioned time and time again by successful people: like what you do, or find it a passion, and success will follow.

I believe that is true to a point. There can be...
Forum: Mind Warriors 5th August 2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,046
Posted By underworld90
Re: How to start your day

I've always wondered about Tony Robbins. If he's so darn successful then how come he doesn't have another business besides teaching people what to do to be successful?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th August 2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,105
Posted By underworld90
Re: SEO Forum Spam

Two ideas popped into my head that could help the SEO forum:

1. Establish a senior SEO forum where you need a substantially higher amount of posts to get access.
2. Assign more moderators to...
Forum: Copywriting 5th August 2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,017
Posted By underworld90
Re: Firing a client

Travilinguy, I also don't like to dwell on the negative too much. Still, life doesn't always work out like how you expect or want it to, so adapting to it is certainly important.

This client that...
Forum: Mind Warriors 4th August 2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By underworld90
Re: Who would you trust?

I agree with you mostly. Having adversity in your life usually forces the individual to rise to the challenge. There's an old saying, "Rags to riches to rags in 3 generations." That follows along...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th August 2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,021
Posted By underworld90
Re: How do you make good money and fast on this website?

There used to be "fast and easy" ways to make money on the internet but those faded into your rear view mirror before the year 2000 came around.

Domain squatting (with the right domain name),...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th August 2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 540
Posted By underworld90
Re: What could be the best investment method?

That can be dangerous thinking. What kind of return as you thinking of getting by the end of that first month? 5% or less? 10% or more? 100%?

The more risk the greater the return on investment,...
Forum: Copywriting 4th August 2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 671
Posted By underworld90
Re: How do you inject personality into a topic you know very little about?

Spend time understanding why the business owner is passionate about their business. It doesn't matter how dry or boring what they do or offer seems, there's a reason why they are making money in the...
Forum: Copywriting 4th August 2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,017
Posted By underworld90
Firing a client

Let's face it, we're all working as copywriters to make money. If your workload is like mine it's feast or famine: you either have too much work or not enough of it. But when does the point come when...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th August 2012, 12:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 575
Posted By underworld90
Re: FB revenue not in top 10, PPC clicks from bots?

Facebook has nearly 1 billion accounts. Even if the recent reports are to be believed and 83 million are fake, over 800 million accounts are legit.

People buying Facebook stock are gambling that...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th August 2012, 12:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By underworld90
Re: High quality backlinks?

Go read about "white hat", "black hat" and "grey hat" linkbuilding / SEO. You will learn the do's and don't's of building links using these methods, and why linkbuilders fall into these different...
Forum: Copywriting 4th August 2012, 12:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 801
Posted By underworld90
Re: Copywriters, keep your clients happy

I've sent thank you cards to my clients in the past but never any big thank you gifts. The relationships that I have with clients feel more business-like and never quite as personal as would warrant...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd August 2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,109
Posted By underworld90
Re: Halloween products.

Does anyone actually make sites anymore with content on them? It just seems that the trend is to create the site and blast it on some quick SEO software and make massive backlinks.
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd August 2012, 02:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,065
Posted By underworld90
Re: How to Help a Lawyer Get More Clients Online

I've done marketing and copywriting for lawyers before and had to think up lead gen for their business. There's always details that will go into what kind of copy resonates with their target audience...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd August 2012, 02:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,995
Posted By underworld90
Re: Easy but profitable fiverr gigs

Well, really it's $16/hr because Fiverr takes 20% for each gig. For some of the jobs on there $4 seems really, really low. Some people are selling their dignity for $4!
Forum: Mind Warriors 3rd August 2012, 02:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,565
Posted By underworld90
Re: What do you do when you've lost your motivation?

It might sound crazy but I've discovered that the best way to motivate me is to slap on my ipod and go hit the gym. 30-60 minutes of listening to some power tunes and working my ass off and I'm good...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd August 2012, 02:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 589
Posted By underworld90
Re: What are the ways to incentivize users?

Solve a problem facing the niche that you are building your social network for. If you can figure that one out you're well on the way to making them take action and follow you.

Good luck with your...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd August 2012, 02:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,819
Posted By underworld90
Re: Getting GOOD experience as a newbie

Already some good advice has been offered. There's a lot for you to read and digest.

If I can add just one of my own: always be learning. You will fail many times with your writing. The best...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd August 2012, 10:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,753
Posted By underworld90
Re: How do you price your offline SEO service for small businesses?

Interesting thread and discussion. As someone that's learned SEO and also paid people for the service, there's a huge spread in thinking about what value you get for the dollar value you charge or...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd August 2012, 10:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,507
Posted By underworld90
Re: Building effective and quality links

Writing strong content is where you begin. I find that contacting high PR sites and letting them know of the value of the site and its content can yield successful results. Never underestimate the...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd August 2012, 10:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,690
Posted By underworld90
Re: 8 Habits of Conversion-Focused Copywriters

Nice examples.

Even though I've been doing it for a while, I find copywriting to still be fascinating. There's so many facets, and so many proven tactics that work, that your brain can't recall it...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 2nd August 2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 651
Posted By underworld90
Re: How much do you read?

People forget that reading stuff on the internet counts! How many websites / newssites do you read every day now?

I know that I read a lot...and I mean a lot. Being a marketer/copywriter, that...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd August 2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,686
Posted By underworld90
Re: I know you're here somewhere.

Thanks for the feedback. Maybe you and I aren't so different in thinking after all. I would PM you but I don't have enough posts yet. If you want to reach out via email, PM me with a way to contact...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd August 2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,076
Posted By underworld90
Re: How Many Facebook Accounts Do You Have

I have been reading more than a few articles and news items with negative stories about Facebook. From the recent story about one start-up that believes 80% of the clicks on their Facebook ad were...
Forum: Reciprocal Links 2nd August 2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 541
Posted By underworld90
Re: WTB : PR4+ : entertainment and sports niches

Hi Crissie, I don't have 50 posts yet to PM you. Is there an email address that you can give me to contact you at?
Forum: Copywriting 1st August 2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,686
Posted By underworld90
Re: I know you're here somewhere.

Crissie, without knowing what posts from which copywriters you read, it's hard to know what gave you the impression that the writers on here are full of attitude.

Speaking as a copywriter myself,...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 29th July 2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By underworld90
Re: Is "Is SEO dead" dead?

SEO died and now it's gotten back up and is biting other people. Long live zombie SEO!
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th July 2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,349
Posted By underworld90
Re: I offered a local restaurant a free website today

What will happen is that the "word of mouth" will be that you're offering free websites, not a website worth money.

You should never give away your services for free unless you want to for charity...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th July 2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,379
Posted By underworld90
Re: I want to earn $500 working for 1 month from now.

There is no such thing as a free lunch. Once you learn that, then you can apply the knowledge to the internet (and just about everything else.)

You want to learn how to make quick, fast money from...
Forum: Copywriting 29th July 2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,387
Posted By underworld90
Re: the magic is gone...

The movies have always recycled and repeated the same stories. The only thing that has been different is the technology changes every 15-20 years to enhance the way that they are communicated. Well,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th July 2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,445
Posted By underworld90
Re: If you had to make $20 - $100 by the end of tonight only using the internet, what would you do.

If ego and humility weren't in play, the best idea I have would be to write up a sign and stand at a busy street corner holding it up to traffic.

Desperation produces strong emotions. If you're a...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 28th July 2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By underworld90
Re: Breaking Bad

After watching just 1 season of Breaking Bad, I will never look back at my old high school chemistry teacher the same way again.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th July 2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 954
Posted By underworld90
Re: Backlinks not increasing pagerank?...

This. And if your URL is new you may be sandboxed by Google for up to 6 months. Getting decent PR isn't done overnight.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th July 2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,837
Posted By underworld90
Re: Any recommendations for white-hat SEO company?

What sort of budget and time frame do you have in mind for seeing results?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th July 2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 861
Posted By underworld90
Re: Yahoo directory . Is it worth $300 a year ?

Based on my own personal experience I haven't seen a proven ROI from $300 spent on the Yahoo link. YMMV.
Forum: Copywriting 26th July 2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,461
Posted By underworld90
Re: NFL Player turns copywriter

It started off strong but then got too long. I lost interest halfway through.

Maybe I'm not the right target audience.
Forum: Copywriting 26th July 2012, 12:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,227
Posted By underworld90
Re: 5 Red Flags in Freelance Writing Ads

And there are a lot of so-called business owners who have delusions of grandeur about how important their idea of "employment" is. So many armchair dreamers that think that they are entrepreneurs, so...
Forum: Copywriting 25th July 2012, 11:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,518
Posted By underworld90
Re: For newer copywriters, a few bits of advice for getting paying clients.

I just want to add that saying something other than "I'm a copywriter" works much better. My usual angle is similar to what someone mentioned earlier: "I help grow businesses."

Just last night...
Forum: Mind Warriors 22nd July 2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 748
Posted By underworld90
Re: What is the Warrior Forum Worth?

If this site generates between $1 mil to $2 million a year, then the likely for sale price would be around $3.5 million dollars.

High value sites go for the same multiples as lower value ones....
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd July 2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By underworld90
Re: Are we on the verge of Google's next update?

I haven't heard or seen anything from my neck of the woods. If an update is imminent it will be blogged about on the major websites like SER this week.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd July 2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,148
Posted By underworld90
Re: Does anyone know about a Fiverr alternative site..

Fiverr takes weeks for the funds to clear and you can request payout. It's something that I don't like about it. They keep their 20% right away and you wait the better part of a month for your measly...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd July 2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,855
Posted By underworld90
Re: Does oDesk Suck?

As a copywriter who has sought jobs on both I have found it very difficult to find employers willing to pay fair rates for good quality writing. I have also seen many providers offer sub-quality work...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st July 2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,747
Posted By underworld90
Re: 30K Uniques a month!!!

Offer a contest and give away a special basket of prizes related to your subject matter, like DVDs or posters or movie related books. Price raffle tickets, 2 for $5 or 5 for $10, and draw the prize....
Forum: Copywriting 21st July 2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,953
Posted By underworld90
Re: Best Place to seek High Caliber Copywriting jobs?

Networking in the real world is where I have found the most valuable opportunities. Some of the advice mentioned already in this thread has worked for me, like projecting your confidence, sharing the...
Forum: Copywriting 21st July 2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,227
Posted By underworld90
Re: 5 Red Flags in Freelance Writing Ads

Another great one:

"This job is perfect for someone that is a student / stay at home mom / just starting out..."
Forum: Copywriting 21st July 2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,003
Posted By underworld90
Re: How do you attract prospects to take you up as a copywriter?

My experience with Elance is that it is filled with amateur copywriters and many are willing to underbid each other for a job. This reduces the payment rate down until it is slave wage level (1 cent...
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