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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th January 2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 676
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Services to offer in the warriors for hire section?

Honestly, if you can set up WordPress, write an article, proofread or handle data entry, chances are you will get some work. I bump my ghostwriting thread regularly and I almost always get new leads...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th January 2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,858
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: The Best Sales Page You've Seen Lately?

Yea, that sales page is pretty foxy. Color me seduced.

But seriously, I love it when marketers depart from the normal marketing colors of blue, black and red... This is an excellent example of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th January 2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,194
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Do you guys use "loops" in your emails?

Ha, I definitely noticed your open loops throughout the OP – very well done.

This is an excellent tip for any e-mail marketer, and I also can personally attest to its power. I've never called the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th January 2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 596
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: How Can a Master Jedi Salesman Translate His Skills to an Online Business?

It certainly is.

Here's my advice to you Mr. Jedi:

Above all, be decisive and take action as soon as possible. Be warned that it is VERY VERY easy to get sucked into the "learning phase" of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th January 2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 798
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Paid Vs Free Traffic

Free traffic isn't inferior to paid traffic, or at least it doesn't have to be, but I do think that the concept of "free traffic" is misleading. After all, it's really more a question of, "would you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th January 2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,412
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Is Article Marketing still worth the investment?

I'm trying to think of an effective way to use a bulk order of 1,000 "SEO articles" at the $5 to $10 level of quality, but I just can't.

There are already literal-billions of pointless, poorly...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th January 2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 753
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Adwords alternatives?

Google certainly does not rule the pay per click market, as many marketers seem to think. There are actually at least 20 or 30 other big PPC networks that are all ripe for the picking.

However,...
Forum: Copywriting 26th January 2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 930
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Could you make it in the cheese niche?

Yes, if there's any subject that would allow me the passion to inspire action through words, it would be gourmet cheese.

"This blueberry-infused montery jack has a musky tang reminiscent of a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th January 2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 848
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: How to not contact someone via Skype!

This is exactly why I give out Skype contact info in my W4H threads and my website, but not through my profile. My email already gets spammed because of this forum; I don't need my Skype account...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th January 2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,394
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Is posting on Squidoo a waste of time?

Posting on Squidoo can be worth it, but not for the money.

If you're trying to make a living from their ad-sharing program, then you're definitely going to be disappointed. Clearly, you could...
Forum: Warrior Forum Classified Ads 25th January 2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 968
Posted By stephenwaldo
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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th January 2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,831
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Best Natural SEO Technique? Perhaps manual related-site blog comments

I actually wrote a really thorough article about blog commenting for traffic and authority (http://stephenwaldo.com/samples/blog-commenting-still-matters/). Basically, your conclusions are accurate....
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 25th January 2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,867
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: SEOPressor review? any good?

I haven't used a plugin like this in a really long time, but I also used to use Easy WP SEO. If I were shopping around today I'd probably go with Scribe... I love everything the StudioPress folks put...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th January 2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Selling monthly or one time links - can it be penalised by Google?

Yes, they can be penalized, but you have to do something wrong in order for that to happen. If you're careful and you review every single guest post that gets published on your website, you should be...
Forum: Copywriting 25th January 2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,218
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: What is the most important factor in the decision to buy something?

My thoughts exactly. Desire is the most important factor. All people do exactly what they want.

Just look around this forum. Plenty of folks here who think they want to make money, but they...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th January 2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,109
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Why do most people think that Marketers are con artists?

Because they are.

Even as a marketer, I still think all marketers are con artists.

The whole point of marketing is to convince people otherwise ;)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th January 2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 595
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Solo ads?

I think that a novice would have trouble finding success with solo ads. It seems like over the past couple of years it has become harder and harder to find good lists, although this is speaking from...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th January 2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 493
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Email Marketing Advice

I was going to write a really informative response, but then I saw that khooster1 beat me to it at #3. I think this is the best approach.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th January 2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,068
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: How do you promote a very general site, for example, a news website?

You're getting too caught up in old school SEO... Find a keyword, target it on your home page, target sub-keywords on category pages, etc... None of that applies to a news site.

Instead you're...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th January 2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,097
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: My Top 5 Rules For slashing Refunds...

This is an excellent post. Thank you for the tips – I hadn't thought about sending my customers an official "thank you" letter; very good idea.

My contribution would be this:

If you or your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th January 2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 841
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Some Email Marketing Tips ...

Pretty good post, although it could have been formatted to be a little bit more readable.

Nonetheless, I have followed all of these tips as far as I know, and they really do work. My open rates...
Forum: Warriors For Hire 24th January 2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 521
Posted By stephenwaldo
Post Digital Marketing Ebooks and White Papers

My name is Stephen, and I write Digital Marketing ebooks and white papers that will help you make more money.

Here are 3 reasons why:

#1. Hands-On Digital Marketing Experience

I've been in...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th January 2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 626
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Only "Guest blogging" tactic ?

Guest posting or guest blogging is a very powerful strategy, and yes, it can yield incredible results even if it is your only method of promotion.



The thing is, every new guest post is going...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th January 2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,133
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Content writers, software, what works best?

As both a writer myself and someone who has been around the outsourcing block, so to speak, I can tell you right now that finding an authoritative writer in the insurance niche on your budget is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th January 2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,008
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Writers - how fast do your write an average article?

Exactly, it's not so much that you're actually doing research on forums, it's that you are mining for ideas and familiarizing yourself with your target audience. Forums are a great place to find a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th January 2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,329
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: How to Rank YOUTUBE Videos in Google?

A lot of what will determine your success with YouTube is keyword research. There are three ways to go about it:

1. Find SERPs that already have YouTube videos ranking that you know you can beat...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th January 2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 664
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: How do you get more clients as a freelancer?

If you're really serious about maxing out your earnings, then TrustedCopy has the right idea. I highly recommend you give his tips serious consideration.

I confess that I am probably not the best...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th January 2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,886
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Is Fiverr Legit? Is Anyone Using Fiverr for article creation?

Yes, this is Fiverr's motto!

But seriously, no matter where you go online, you get what you pay for. Remember that sellers on Fiverr only take home $4 per order...If they're offering something...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th January 2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 683
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Would a 9 page 2k words suffice for a free e-book?

There is definitely something to be said for quality over quantity, but in the end it depends on the type of relationship you want to foster with your subscribers. If you're looking for a quick hit,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th January 2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 378
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Need help with Conversion's

First off, while I understand that you are anxious to improve conversions, I have to agree that your time would be better spent increasing traffic, at least for the time being. 94 visits in a month...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th January 2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,514
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Advice on site number 1 then dropped, what should i do next?

While I certainly don't agree with yukon's explicit unhelpfulness (just don't post if you're going to be useless) I do see where he's coming from. The site looks spammy, plain and simple.

Here are...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th January 2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 988
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: What to do with former money maker penalized by Google?

Unfortunately the best you're going to get from anyone here is a potshot guess.

In the end your only real option is to redirect to a new domain, unless you can think of something creative to do...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th January 2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 435
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Did you see Adsense MNS in google TOP10 after penguin?

Yes it is much more difficult to rank and profit from micro niche sites after the plethora of Penguin/panda updates over the past two or three years. It's still possible, but it requires more work...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th January 2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 451
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Does Theme and design has anything to do with SEO

Here are six ways that your design and/or your theme will affect SEO, just off the top of my head:

1. The speed that a given page loads
2. The order in which a spider crawls links and content
3....
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th January 2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 584
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Goole -950 penalty, case study

As others have said, it is impossible to give you an exact 100% correct answer without knowing more. Even then it would be a highly educated guess.

However, a SERP movement like the one you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th November 2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 846
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Xsite Pro Deal Coming

I do like XSP, and I've used it in the past for building websites… But all of those websites are now on WordPress.

The biggest problem for me wasn't that the designs were dated or ugly, but that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th November 2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Need clarification about chargebacks and refunds

At this point I would probably say stay away from Clickbank. Rough times ahead for both vendors and affiliates with their new policies coming into effect. Unless you're absolutely positive that you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th November 2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,020
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Where Can You Advertise Your Services?

I don't think that we are generally allowed to talk about other forums on here, but yes they certainly do exist.

Also, don't forget that you can create your own website for your writing service...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th November 2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 22,369
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: New Clickbank color coded risk tier accounts

The problem is that the vendors don't control the refund policy, Clickbank does. With every purchase a customer is sent an e-mail receipt with a customer service link. All they have to do is click a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th November 2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,040
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Advertising CB products with Facebook

This definitely seems to be the way to go. Facebook is much more lenient when you are driving traffic to their own platform instead of to a potential affiliate website. Create a nice little Facebook...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th November 2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 741
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: NEW(ish) - Google Hates Guest Blogging! Whaaa??!

Exactly. And this is what I'm saying. Guest posting is not a link building tool, it's an authority building tool.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th November 2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 741
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: NEW(ish) - Google Hates Guest Blogging! Whaaa??!

Really?

I strongly disagree. And so do the top bloggers on the Internet, e.g. CopyBlogger, ProBlogger, ViperChill.

Just because guest posting is abused doesn't mean it's not a legitimate form...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th November 2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,532
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: How much content does it take to see 200 people a day?

I know that this might not be the type of response you are looking for, but it really does depend on (A) the niche and traffic potential of that niche, (B) the competition of that niche, and (C) the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th November 2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 873
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Is Building One Big Site For Everything Working For You?

I personally think that building these types of sites are not an optimal use of your time or resources. I think that even with the large general websites that DO rank well, you're still going to be...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th November 2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,499
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: How I turned 1000$ into 1000$/week in passive income

Hmmmm... Color me cynical, but I believe this post is bogus. Perhaps the method works, perhaps it doesn't, but if I had to guess I would say that the OP is the owner/creator/money maker of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th November 2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 576
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Any Good Survey Companies?

Hi Cyndi,

I tried the whole survey thing a long, long time ago, and honestly your daughter would be better off working a minimum wage job. You'll be lucky to make more than $4/hour, IF you can...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th November 2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,414
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Easy $500 a Day Using This Product ...

Wait, I don't get it… What's the point of building a list if you're not spamming them with janky "Make Money Online" offers?

How do you make any money?!?!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th November 2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,208
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: How to Skyrocket Your Productivity and Eliminate IM Overwhelm

Great post, and I agree with these tips for the most part. I definitely recommend all newbies "keep it simple", although I think that many of the best Internet marketers are skilled at multiproject...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th November 2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,111
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: So excited. Made my first dollar this week.

Congratulations! That's awesome. The first dollar always feels the best, because if you can make $1, you can make $2. Rinse and repeat to $100, then $1,000...Sky's the limit. Well, maybe not the sky,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th November 2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 669
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Good source for photos to download ?

Well, the best and most affordable sites I've found are BigStockPhoto.com (http://www.bigstockphoto.com/) and FreeDigitalPhotos.net (http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/). You can actually use the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th April 2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 552
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Is You A Trailblazer?

Cletus needs to get with the times...A fax?!?! :D

But seriously, you make a great point. The way I see it, there are about 3 types of people around here - Fakers, flakers and makers.


The...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th April 2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,112
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Selling via Amazon Affiliate Links

Well, I personally really like Amazon over Clickbank for a few reasons:



It's all around easier to sell...People are much readier to buy physical products and it's easier to write about...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th April 2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 795
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Adwords Alternative... Any Worth Going for?

7search is good from what I've heard. Cheaper too.

Of course, there's always Bing.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th April 2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 611
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Just can't get traffic...

Do you mean the Adsense CTR?

Anyways, my advice is to just stick with it. Be patient, stay consistent, keep building sites. Those numbers are only going to snowball.

It took me about three...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th April 2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 703
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: How are you making money with IM right NOW?

Honestly, I think that physical products are the easiest to get started with. Especially with Amazon it feels like it's almost too easy to make money. If you go the info-product route, make sure you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th April 2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,796
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: On poison pens

There have been times where I've been legitimately ripped off and felt like screaming about it, but I have never taken it up with the forum. Of course, I see threads like that all the time...I just...
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