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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th October 2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 572
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: How Do I Hire 5 Bloggers?

Fixed that for you.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th October 2012, 06:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: Freelancers - Poll

With a little imagination, and by using publicly available free tools, you can have hundreds of job opportunities delivered to your inbox every day. I am not talking about jobs from freelancing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th October 2012, 06:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 989
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th October 2012, 01:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 609
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: Free or cheap auto responder or similar system?

If you are using Wordpress, then this is a good free option:

WordPress › [GWA] AutoResponder « WordPress Plugins (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/autoresponder-gwa/)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th October 2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 534
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: Please critize my article

Impossible to critique an article that is in English, but will be published in Spanish.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th October 2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Best social networking dashboard?

Hi folks,

Can anyone recommend a good social networking dashboard which unifies Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter?

Features I would really like are:

Desktop client
Scheduling of tweets/posts...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th October 2012, 12:24 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,164
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: Wher to advertise a Resume writing Service?

I see a lot of projects buyers looking for resume writers on freelance sites.

You could also consider becoming a resume writer for one of the larger firms who already offer this service. This way...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th October 2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 946
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: How much is too much website text?

Yeah I get that man, but the guy came in here basically asking how many words it is necessary to publish, and then somebody answers him by saying as many as necessary! *boggles*
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th October 2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,641
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: Best alternative to Paypal?

Skrill (formerly Moneybookers) is pretty good, cheaper than PayPal as well. However, they are pretty strict on how you validate your identity.

And here is a quick tip, don't whatever you do screw...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th October 2012, 08:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 946
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: How much is too much website text?

It depends a lot on your actual site layout and coding.

If you have a shed load of stuff happening before the page content appears in the HTML, and then add 1,500 words, you are probably wasting...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th October 2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: Press release question - help!

It's pretty simple really, you just send them the PR! They will either pick it up for syndication, or trash it, and most won't tell you which they did!

Don't listen to the people telling you that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th October 2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 764
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th October 2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 764
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: To article writers: your first impression counts!

You have entirely missed the point of this whole thread.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th October 2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,616
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: The one tip for writing titles I got from my mentor yesterday that I will not forget until I die

I'm with John on this, the most popular is not necessarily the best.

You are also overlooking the value of a title as a hook, an attention grabber, a click me now to read more magnet. Bland search...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th October 2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,197
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: PayPal - Personal vs Business

Why not have both?

PayPal states quite clearly that you may have an account for personal use and an account for business use.

I've had mixed issues with PayPal over the years. I've had all the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th October 2012, 07:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,316
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: Outsourcing Writers

Well said Terra, people forget that Google serves consumers, not site owners.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th October 2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,316
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: Outsourcing Writers

People are just in denial Joseph. This has been on the cards for years, nobody should be surprised it happened.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th October 2012, 10:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 944
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: Anyone notice a drop in sales?

If you are in the backlink business, then you are not keeping abreast of changes.

Check this out:

Link schemes - Webmaster Tools Help...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th October 2012, 04:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,316
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: Outsourcing Writers

I wonder how many Internet Marketers are aware that Google now employs a team of people to manually read page content, and the rate the quality? If the quality is bad, the site takes a SERP hit.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th October 2012, 03:20 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,378
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: WHO ON THE FORUM IS A FULL-TIME FREELANCE WRITER?

I've been a full-time writer for the last 7 years, it is entirely possible to make a very handsome income doing this.

Just stick with it, and persevere. I see a lot of wannabe Internet Marketers...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th October 2012, 12:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 15,811
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: Freelancer, Odesk Or Elance?

I did quite well as a provider when I first started out using vWorker, back when it was still named RentACoder. I have not visited it in years, I must check it our again. Thanks for the reminder.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th October 2012, 11:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 15,811
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: Freelancer, Odesk Or Elance?

Elance is just about the best option, although it's not as good as it used to be. A little harder to get established these days.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th June 2011, 10:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 937
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Twiends spanked by Facebook

Seems the boys over at FB finally realised Twiends was getting a little naughty and asked them to stop.

Facebook functionality was removed from twiends.com earlier today.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th June 2011, 12:27 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,471
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: "Digital Nomads" (Working abroad on Internet Marketing)?

There are those who call me TIM *chuckle*

Google that if you don't get the joke :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th May 2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,877
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: Starting out as a writer, need some advice

I'm talking about content farms such as eHow.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 30th August 2010, 01:08 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 7,245
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: Is Thailand a Best-Kept IM Business Secret or Something?

My wife always tells me these Thai folks have black hearts. Trust me, you only find this in the tourist areas, I live in rural Thailand, and I am treated like royalty by almost everyone here.

Get...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 30th August 2010, 12:43 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 7,245
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: Is Thailand a Best-Kept IM Business Secret or Something?

Living in Thailand actually inspired me to build my online business. After being here for two years, getting to the end of the funds I had stashed in my bank account following the sale of a company...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th August 2010, 02:55 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 9,886
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: ENOUGH! There are only (3) Ways to Make Money - Everything Else Is Noise...

This is a very easy trap to fall into, nobody likes to admit they were wrong, I've done it myself a few times. Once when a client walked owing me more than $25,000, I blamed the client initially. Of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th July 2010, 01:55 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,282
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: Do You Still Use Business Cards?

100% I do, all of the off-line contacts I have made have been in passing, a short chat, what do you do? That's interesting, do you have a card?

I would estimate 20% of my revenue comes from people...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th July 2010, 08:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 730
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: Article writing critque needed. Does this look like an "Article"?

Read the PM I sent you, I have a job for you if you are interested.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th July 2010, 08:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 884
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: Why Freelancers Should Learn From McDonalds

I will add one other small tip to this if I may?

I have been a freelancer for a long time now, and one thing I have learned.

If a prospective client comes to you with no clear idea of what...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st May 2010, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: High quality articles and high quality writers

What makes a good article? Easy, it needs to stop the reader clicking away within the first couple of sentences, after this it's all gravy.

What makes a good writer? God knows.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th May 2010, 12:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 631
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: Getting payed for freelance services..

I always ask for 50% up front for smaller projects.

For larger projects I ask for milestone payments, 25% on commencement, 25% when we reach the quarter way mark, 25% at the half way stage, then...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th May 2010, 09:12 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 10,307
Posted By Mac Wheeler
Re: Help. I was just fired from Demand Studios. Is there a better way to make money writing?

I'll add a little advice for people who are considering the Elance route if I may? Actually this advice fits any of the freelance work sites. I'll give it as a series of tips.

1. My top tip is to...
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