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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th August 2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 602
Posted By NicoleBeckett
Re: How did you deal with Information Overload?

Keep focused. What are YOU good at/passionate about? Who, specifically, can benefit from your expertise? What's the best way to reach them? What do they need to see/hear from you in order to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th August 2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 520
Posted By NicoleBeckett
Re: Tactics For Getting Traffic Through Articles

Thanks, Alexa, for (once again!) giving out such valuable advice. When it comes to article marketing, the misinformation that's floating around out there is downright scary.

Bottom line --...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th July 2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,366
Posted By NicoleBeckett
Re: Pore speling, bad punctuation; and terrible grammars

My guess is that most people feel ^^this^^ way. After all, if you don't bother to proofread your own content, where else are you cutting corners? Did you cut corners with the product you created? ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th July 2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 715
Posted By NicoleBeckett
Re: Researching the right way to ALWAYS create quality content

First off, Rene, kudos to you for wanting to offer something of value to your readers! Sadly, alot of marketers out there don't!

There's actually a great resource out there that most people never...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th July 2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 777
Posted By NicoleBeckett
Re: Help Inform Me About "Guest Contributors" or Freelance Writers

I'm assuming that you're getting contacted for 2 different reasons -- the freelance writers want you to hire them, and the guest contributors want to write free content for your site in exchange for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st July 2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 867
Posted By NicoleBeckett
Re: How often do you do it?

Mrnace, it's all about being consistent. There isn't a "magic number" -- like 1 post a week or 10 posts a week. Instead, you need to come up with a schedule that you're comfortable with so that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th June 2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 513
Posted By NicoleBeckett
Re: How much content should you have on a site when you first launch it?

Enough to make it useful :D Even one blog post can be enough if you're explaining what kind of great stuff your future posts will cover and how frequently people can expect to see something new.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th May 2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 531
Posted By NicoleBeckett
Re: In your view, what makes PLR high quality?

In a word, the content needs to be "legitimate".

Clients have had me rewrite a ton of PLR articles over the years, and most of them are full of fluff, instead of real facts. They're also really...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th May 2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 798
Posted By NicoleBeckett
Re: How I got hundreds of ideas for content writing ... and how you can do it too

Great advice! After all, great content is supposed to solve people's problems and answer their questions. The threads on a forum will tell you exactly what people are wondering about/worried about!...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th May 2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By NicoleBeckett
Re: Advice on content strategy

From ^^this^^ I can tell that you know what kind of content you need. And, yes, you're right to avoid the "churner-outers". As cheap as they may be, they're a waste of your money because the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th May 2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By NicoleBeckett
Re: Statup Online Business- LLC? Trademark? Where to start

Congrats on your first post! :)

If I were in your shoes (and I was once!), I would sit down and talk to a tax lawyer. Lay out the details of what you're planning to do, and he can tell you what...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd April 2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By NicoleBeckett
Re: What is the suitable rate for heavy editing?

First and foremost, kudos to you for being able to write as well as you do in English! Your post was written better than many "articles" I've seen floating around on the web :D;):rolleyes:

That...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th April 2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 882
Posted By NicoleBeckett
Re: What do you email to your subscribers?

Catherine, WHY do you plan to send an email once a day? Is that what you've promised your subscribers? Or, do you think emailing once a day is what you're "supposed" to do?

The worst thing you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th April 2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 619
Posted By NicoleBeckett
Re: Best places to get blog post ideas

Your email inbox can actually be a treasure trove of ideas. After all, if someone has taken the time to email you with a particular question, you can be sure that there are tons of other people out...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th April 2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 882
Posted By NicoleBeckett
Re: Question about Article Marketing

The best way to submit these articles is actually a 3-step process:

1. Print out spun article

2. Toss in toilet

3. Flush


;):p:D
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st April 2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By NicoleBeckett
Re: Guest postings in my niche related blogs

Think about where YOU go to get news/analysis in your niche. You probably have a few go-to websites where you keep tabs on things, so start by seeing if any of them accept guest posts. Then, you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th March 2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 580
Posted By NicoleBeckett
Re: How Much Content Before Launch

Have enough content so that people find your site useful. If you've separated the site into different sections, make sure each section has *something* in it before you launch. I'm sure you've...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th March 2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,367
Posted By NicoleBeckett
Re: When hiring a ghost writer questions

I know it can be scary to do business over the web. That's why you have to do a little bit of homework first. When you find a writer you like, ask questions. The good ones will be happy to answer...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th March 2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,484
Posted By NicoleBeckett
Re: Where to get quality proofreading for ebook good price?

Great point!! I'm going to take it one step further, though... There are plenty of native English speakers that mess up affect/effect, to/too, their/there. So, what the OP really should be looking...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th March 2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 614
Posted By NicoleBeckett
Re: Getting articles syndicated for free traffic

Myob is absolutely right (as usual!!). Building a relationship with editors is just as important as building a relationship with your readers. Personally, I wouldn't be comfortable with anyone...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th March 2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,367
Posted By NicoleBeckett
Re: When hiring a ghost writer questions

My company covers this in the Terms of Service on our site. Basically, it says once you've paid in full for the work, you have the full copyrights to it.

Quite honestly, though, it all comes...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th March 2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,014
Posted By NicoleBeckett
Re: Are daily blog posts good ways to get traffic?

Simply publishing more posts isn't going to bring you traffic. You have to market your blog off-site. If people don't know you exist, they can't read your posts -- no matter how many of them you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th March 2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 904
Posted By NicoleBeckett
Re: Authority Blog On Mutilple Niches?

To make this work, I think you'd need 1 of 2 things. You'd either need to be a person that people like enough to read about whatever you happen to write about. Since you're probably not famous, I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th February 2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 929
Posted By NicoleBeckett
Re: What's the New Method of Press Release Distribution for 2014?

Of course they are! :p As long as you're writing about actual news that has a genuinely newsworthy hook to it -- and not trying to disguise sales pitch as news.




Yes, local news stations and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th February 2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By NicoleBeckett
Re: 100 articles

Unfortunately, that description alone doesn't make them "great". It simply means that they're grammatically-correct (hopefully... I've seen intelligent, educated native English speakers butcher the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th February 2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By NicoleBeckett
Re: Engaging website visitors

The goal is to establish yourself as an expert. If people see you as someone who offers legitimate answers and solutions, they'll be more than happy to stick around. You don't necessarily need to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th February 2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By NicoleBeckett
Re: They say there's no dumb question, but...

I agree with going the PLR bundle route. The "Warriors for Hire" section or the WSO section are probably your best bets.

If you're thinking of writing more articles to make extra cash, I would...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th February 2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,207
Posted By NicoleBeckett
Re: Content Writing - Am I Paying Too Much?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I have a feeling that you're asking this question because you already have a gut feeling about the answer :) If the $75 article was bringing you a bunch of new traffic,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th February 2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 678
Posted By NicoleBeckett
Re: Getting The Most Mileage Out of One Great Article

On #2, I'd add "Submit article to authoritative websites in/around your niche". That way, you'll be seen as a go-to expert for analysis, new developments, etc. You'll also wind up getting alot more...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th February 2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By NicoleBeckett
Re: Content Amount before launch

If you've got a little bit of good stuff on there, I don't see any reason NOT to launch it. You could always write a little introduction post that explains what your site is about and how often it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th February 2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,516
Posted By NicoleBeckett
Re: Does article marketing still work?

Sadie, article marketing is very much alive and well -- as long as you do it the right way. The web is still littered with countless marketers who think "article marketing" is dead because they...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th February 2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,385
Posted By NicoleBeckett
Re: Would a Press Release be effective for a local business?

^^THIS^^ A million times over!!

As someone who spent years in the news business, I can think back to many, many stories that I needed an expert to give me a soundbite for. I can also think back...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th January 2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By NicoleBeckett
Re: Finding an expert author who has personality and creativity?

OP -- kudos to you for picking up on this problem in the first place. Alot of site owners think they're doing great because they've listed all of the important facts and figures. While that's...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th January 2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,430
Posted By NicoleBeckett
Re: Press Release - have you tried it?

I'm sad it took 14 posts for someone to make this point! :( :rolleyes:

Press releases are for the PRESS. They're designed to give news outlets the what, where, when, how, and why of something...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd January 2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 695
Posted By NicoleBeckett
Re: Writers For Articles?

Like some of the others have mentioned, the "Warriors for Hire" section is a great start. Or, if you know a colleague who's hired a writer before, see who he recommends.




You'll get about a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd January 2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,206
Posted By NicoleBeckett
Re: 25,000 words post

Even splitting it into a bunch of different posts may not work. After all, most web searchers are looking for quick answers and solutions that are written in a way that's easy to understand. ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st January 2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,076
Posted By NicoleBeckett
Re: Anyone make money by commenting?

^^^ Love this! :D It's so simple, yet so true!

OP, if you're legitimately trying to build a business, don't resort to any corner-cutters -- including spammy commenting. It doesn't make people...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th January 2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By NicoleBeckett
Re: How NOT to Grow Your Sales Outside the Warrior Forum

It sounds ridiculously obvious, but it's something that so many people overlook! Until you know who's in your target audience, along with what makes them happy, sad, scared, and relieved, you can't...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th January 2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By NicoleBeckett
Re: How to protect your creative marketing ideas?

Victor, all of these posters are right on the money! Unfortunately, you've got to protect yourself against the "bad apples" that are lurking around the web -- and that means requiring an upfront...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th January 2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 752
Posted By NicoleBeckett
Re: Guest Posting Best Practices

Why? Many sites simply want interesting, informative, compelling content and don't care if you've published the piece elsewhere first. Each site will let you know exactly what they want.

If...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th January 2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 616
Posted By NicoleBeckett
Re: Should I Buy Articles In Mass?

If you don't want to write them yourself, then by all means, go out and pay someone to write them for you.

The talk of quality came from myself and other posters who don't want to see you waste...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th January 2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 616
Posted By NicoleBeckett
Re: Should I Buy Articles In Mass?

I always suggest -- even people who are thinking of hiring me -- to buy a few articles first (instead of big batch like you're talking about) to see if you and the writer "mesh" like you're supposed...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th January 2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Posted By NicoleBeckett
Re: To all experienced members

The very first thing you have to do is figure out what you're passionate about. If you're going to succeed, you're going to have to spend countless hours writing new content, studying new...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th January 2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 528
Posted By NicoleBeckett
Re: Outsourcer plagiarised articles

If you're going to go with option #1, be sure to tell her that if she does it again, she's fired. Although, are you really willing to keep working with someone that you can't trust?? :confused::( ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th January 2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 973
Posted By NicoleBeckett
Re: Do you outsource?

^^This is all you need to worry about. Let's face it -- there are lots of things we'd rather not do ourselves (or simply don't know how to do), and we're willing to pay someone to do them for us. ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th December 2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 522
Posted By NicoleBeckett
Re: Thoughts on clients paying after they receive the service?

Always get the money upfront. I've dealt with a few "upstanding companies in North America" who I billed at the end of each month -- and, inevitably, they wound up falling behind on their payments...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd December 2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 600
Posted By NicoleBeckett
Re: Whos crazy me or my writer?

The others have made some great points about being specific in your instructions. Of course, if you told your writer what your target keyword was and he didn't use it at all, then that's on him. ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd December 2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 694
Posted By NicoleBeckett
Re: How to start guest blogging

Ditto on the votes for My Blog Guest and Blogger LinkUp. Those are two good resources that are completely free :)

Also, take a look around the sites you visit on a regular basis. (After all, I'm...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd December 2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 907
Posted By NicoleBeckett
Re: The best content spinning software?

I'm going to skip the "don't-use-spinners" point that the others have already made. Instead, I'm wondering WHOSE articles you're going to rewrite?? I sincerely hope you're not going to take someone...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th November 2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 970
Posted By NicoleBeckett
Re: Need to hire a writer ASAP, what could go wrong?

Yikes! Anyone that you have to train is not worth your time or your money. Think about it -- you're hiring someone to do specialized work for you. If YOU know more about it than THEY do, there's...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd November 2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,275
Posted By NicoleBeckett
Re: Are pen names good or bad???

You'd be surprised how many anchors and reporters on your local newscast are using pen names every night. Some of them have names that are too hard to pronounce. Some names are just ugly-sounding...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th November 2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 490
Posted By NicoleBeckett
Re: Best Business Forum?

American Express' OPEN Forum (http://openforum.com) allows you to ask all kinds of business questions -- from marketing, to leadership issues, to customer service, etc. And, the people who answer...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th November 2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By NicoleBeckett
Re: Press Release Help Required ?

Not necessarily... on both fronts :)

There are some good free PR sites out there. Personally, I use PRLog's free option whenever I need to publish a press release. (Last time I checked, the main...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th October 2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 832
Posted By NicoleBeckett
Re: Press Release Strategy for new ecommerce site

Ruth made some awesome points, and I wanted to throw in one more tip to help you figure out where to actually publish your press releases...

Before you bother with any press release site, check...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st October 2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 836
Posted By NicoleBeckett
Re: Getting started when you have money

As far as advantages go, there's the obvious big one -- you have money to play around with. Like the old saying goes, "you have to spend money to make money". Even if it's just spending some money...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st October 2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 865
Posted By NicoleBeckett
Re: Charging clients a fee when you have no clue!

Sad, isn't it? Even worse, it's not just limited to the web. (Although it's definitely worse here because people can hide behind a keyboard and a monitor!) I've worked with reporters who, day-in...
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