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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th April 2016, 02:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 472
Posted By TheWrightWords
Re: New Premium Freelancer Marketplace

I only know writing, so keep that in mind :)

If you want top 10% and truly want to attract good, experienced writers, you're looking at .10 per word as a minimum for basic copy (not sales copy,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th November 2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,051
Posted By TheWrightWords
Re: Freelance writing - Do you ask for upfront payment?

50% at minimum upfront, and sometimes payment in full, depending on the work involved. I have several regular clients that I do bill weekly (they provide steady, regular work and pay like clockwork),...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd November 2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 630
Posted By TheWrightWords
Re: Best stock photo

I like bigstock and istock, though there are less expensive options. Depending on the image, the freebies on morguefile or ccon flickr work too.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd November 2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,111
Posted By TheWrightWords
Re: Would you still do freelance writing?

I make the bulk of my income via writing, and would not do anything even close to $1 per article, or 10x that! I have to pay a sitter ( I work at home and share a nanny with another family) what...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd November 2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 486
Posted By TheWrightWords
Re: Help on choosing a topic

Do you have a niche already? Meaning is there already a hobby, product or "thing" you do simply because you enjoy it? I'd start there. My top money maker in 2012 (after writing as a service) was an...
Forum: Copywriting 24th September 2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,245
Posted By TheWrightWords
Re: Advice Needed: Does This Squeeze Page Hit the Right Emotional Buttons?

Looks good so far (from someone who is not your target market). I don't think 25 minutes is a lot of time at all it takes me longer than that to run 3 miles -- and I consider that an average...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th September 2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,842
Posted By TheWrightWords
Re: Freelance Market Place and Modern slavery!

I think it is good that freelancing has no minimum! Why? Because a minimum implies a range...which implies a maximum :) I prefer setting my own rates, and when people stop buying, I'll consider...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th September 2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,842
Posted By TheWrightWords
Re: Freelance Market Place and Modern slavery!

Totally OT, but "you can't fix stupid" is a pet saying of mine, love it!
Forum: Off Topic Forum 19th September 2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 570
Posted By TheWrightWords
Re: What Novel Character Do You Sort of Resemble?

I do the same (I may be one of his only female readers!) John Sanford, Jeffrey Deaver and Thomas Perry all get the single sitting reading treatment too!

Yay for good taste in fiction!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th September 2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 900
Posted By TheWrightWords
Re: Amazon review website on google first page, but makes NO sells:( Why???

How is your keyword in terms of number of searches? If you rank the highest for a term that no-one is looking for, you'll be on the first page, but it won't generate traffic. (Just got done...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 19th September 2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 570
Posted By TheWrightWords
Re: What Novel Character Do You Sort of Resemble?

Molly Weasley -- I've got red hair and lots of kids :)
Forum: Off Topic Forum 19th September 2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 570
Posted By TheWrightWords
Re: What Novel Character Do You Sort of Resemble?

So, 7 feet tall and coffee IV?
Anxiously awaiting the next Lee Child book!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th September 2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,132
Posted By TheWrightWords
Re: Starting ghost writing service - have paypal - how to manage payments?

I prefer to hammer out details via phone or email, then send an invoice via PP. It doesn't take long at all to do. I have several clients that have longstanding arrangements for X number of blogs per...
Forum: Copywriting 17th September 2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 751
Posted By TheWrightWords
Re: Well Known Copywriter Hacked?

I shot him a message on twitter too, just in case he checks it frequently....I hope so, what a rotten thing to do!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th September 2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 769
Posted By TheWrightWords
Re: Writing

You mentioned you are a magazine editor--do you have some contacts you could use as a starting point? Features, articles, essays and filler pay pretty well. I'd also check MediaBistro and LinkedIn,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th September 2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 5,014
Posted By TheWrightWords
Re: What's with the thanks bias?

I'll hit thanks when I genuinely appreciate the post, or when I agree but have nothing to add -- I don't see the point in adding a whole extra post that just says "me too" or "I agree". It just makes...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th September 2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 485
Posted By TheWrightWords
Re: Do you have any tips for getting more followers on Twitter?

ENGAGE! RT topical stuff, join the convo with actual relevant info, have a full profile, and a full page of recent tweets that are not spammy!
Forum: Copywriting 5th September 2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,073
Posted By TheWrightWords
Re: I really NEED some serious feedback on this site.

"I personally HATE how those internet giants prey on people like hungry sharks who have maybe lost their jobs or fallen into debt, and are looking to earn some extra cash on the internet in some...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th September 2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,549
Posted By TheWrightWords
Re: FTC Take Down: Your Baby Can Read!

Missed this one (been tv free for 2+ years, yay)...but as a mom of 4, kids can read at 3-4...but that isn't exactly considered "baby"! (#4 is a slacker, already 9 months and not reading a word!)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st September 2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,217
Posted By TheWrightWords
Re: Why are People so Secretive Online???

I do use a pen name, for a variety of reasons -- a big one is that I can command a much larger fee offline than on....and I don't like the idea of one of my offline clients finding me online, seeing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st August 2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 12,555
Posted By TheWrightWords
Re: $50,000 a month is NOT big money....what is big money to you?

I think somewhere between 20-25K, so I picked 10 instead of 50, it seemed closer!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th August 2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,637
Posted By TheWrightWords
Re: Is This Quality Article?

Looks like it got spit out of a spinner and posted -- or maybe it is a product of Google translator?
Forum: Copywriting 20th August 2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,203
Posted By TheWrightWords
Re: Red flag: "partner with us" - do you agree?

Quick translation from client-speak to real life application:
"Partner with us" = "Hope you like Ramen"
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th August 2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,701
Posted By TheWrightWords
Re: Real photo or fake photo?

I use a pen name, but my own photo in most cases -- I have enough to choose from, and it is no big deal to use a different candid shot -- the one in my avatar was shot by my 3yo, so it doesn't have...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th August 2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,115
Posted By TheWrightWords
Re: You must be a superstar professional writer BUT I can only pay you $2 per article - say WHAT?

Another lovely gem, this one from elance!


"This job listing is for a product "squeeze page". The compensation is $25-50. Website should include the marketing strategies : catchy sales copy and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th August 2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,115
Posted By TheWrightWords
Re: You must be a superstar professional writer BUT I can only pay you $2 per article - say WHAT?

I am only familiar with elance, so odesk may be different, but even sorting by proposed budget doesn't work well. Why? Because it allows in the guy with the $100 stated budget--for 50 articles!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th August 2012, 10:11 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,115
Posted By TheWrightWords
Re: You must be a superstar professional writer BUT I can only pay you $2 per article - say WHAT?

Well, if someone is skilled at writing, the don't have to churn out several articles in an hour :) They can simply get quality pay for quality work.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th August 2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,115
Posted By TheWrightWords
Re: You must be a superstar professional writer BUT I can only pay you $2 per article - say WHAT?

I've seen that scenario soooo many times, my response is always the same:

1. Read ridiculous job posting.
2. Remember their bad choices and/or lack of budget is not my problem.
3. Remember that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th August 2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,746
Posted By TheWrightWords
Re: Finding the best article writers on the planet

Cash, chocolate and an interesting topic all help :)
Forum: Copywriting 11th August 2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By TheWrightWords
Re: Feedback needed on my WSO Title

I like 2 as well, but if you did decide to go with 1 instead, I would include the "exclusive" too :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th August 2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,849
Posted By TheWrightWords
Re: Where can I find good content writers?

About.com pays what amounts to $40-50 per article (for guides and topic writers)
Demand Studios? $25-350 per piece
WriterAccess (Level 5) you can negotaite as needed, I generally charge $100 per...
Forum: Copywriting 7th August 2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 796
Posted By TheWrightWords
Re: Critique This Sales Copy

I like that it is red; I like red.
On the other hand, your "buy now" button is oddly placed-- I have idea what I would even be buying at the point that the buy now option shows up. If I know it is a...
Forum: Copywriting 7th August 2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,452
Posted By TheWrightWords
Re: Rate my press release, please

Honestly, the "elegant" jumped outat me too, it is a disconnect with the rest of the game. Kill the "you"s too, a release is usually better in 3rd person.
While a press release is news, not sales...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th August 2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,109
Posted By TheWrightWords
Re: Hi there!please help

Forgot to add -- I know of at least two members-only writing/freelance forum style communities that charge a monthly fee for talent -- $25-50 a month + decent clips gets you in and the ads are pretty...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th August 2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,109
Posted By TheWrightWords
Re: Hi there!please help

I don't know that anyone actually sounded like dream-killers; most of the comments I read were realistic.
To start an endeavor as big as elance/fiver I am pretty sure you need either:


Great...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th August 2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 692
Posted By TheWrightWords
Re: Word Press Themes etc.

I am cheap and like elegantthemes -- but I have a plan for a themeforest one I like so I'll have to fork over the cash: )
I think ElegantThemes offers the best value and they are very user friendly!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th August 2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,229
Posted By TheWrightWords
Re: Over 4 Months, No Sale On Clickbank..And Adwords Disabled..Please Advise~

I would kill most of the home page ads (I am a primarily a writer, so this is simply my reaction as a potential visitor, not as a marketer).
I'd also look into pinterest -- there are some HUGE...
Forum: Copywriting 6th August 2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,024
Posted By TheWrightWords
Re: Firing a client

I've fired clients -- mainly because I've outgrown them for now, meaning my rates have gone above what they are able to pay. I still keep in touch, and try to refer them to someone who I know will...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th August 2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,152
Posted By TheWrightWords
Re: Non disclosure agreements for out sourcing seo work

I have one for may ghosting clients you're welcome to tweak if you can use it -- it basically conveys all rights upon full payment and includes a pretty solid NDA as well. I'm the writer in this...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th August 2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,981
Posted By TheWrightWords
Re: What Makes You Lose Focus?

4 kids under the age of 10, including a 6 month old :) There's a reason I start working around 9pm most nights!
Forum: Copywriting 5th August 2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,908
Posted By TheWrightWords
Re: Looking for some input about my website :)

Totally unrelated to your text or video, but I'd pump up your own social media following -- I popped over to Twitter to check (via your Twitter button) and you only have 17 followers.
I don't...
Forum: Social Media 5th August 2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,235
Posted By TheWrightWords
Re: How does one make money with Pinterest? Any ideas?

I love pinterest and find it is a good way to direct traffic to my blogs -- I don't make any money from the site per se, but my top pin has been repinned over 1500 times, so it really gets shared!
Forum: Off Topic Forum 24th July 2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 724
Posted By TheWrightWords
Re: How many pets do you have?

I think we win...so far!
9 chickens
2 rabbits
3 cats
2 alpacas
...there may be some additional critters running around I just lost track of!
Forum: Copywriting 24th July 2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,057
Posted By TheWrightWords
Re: My Email Copy writing skills suck... but...

I like #4 as well -- and I usually do an opt in with an secondary email until I know I won't get barraged with spam and offers!
Forum: Copywriting 24th July 2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,400
Posted By TheWrightWords
Re: the magic is gone...

Ha! It's me, taken by my 3yo :) And I'm 41, so I get the "aging" thing just fine!!
Forum: Copywriting 24th July 2012, 09:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,400
Posted By TheWrightWords
Re: the magic is gone...

"Getting older" isn't always fun, but it sure beats the alternative!
Forum: Copywriting 24th July 2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,238
Posted By TheWrightWords
Re: 5 Red Flags in Freelance Writing Ads

Got one on elance today....
"We love your work but our budget is only $10/500 words -- but we have lots of work available. I awarded you the job but set the milestones to the budgeted amount". (My...
Forum: Copywriting 21st July 2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,238
Posted By TheWrightWords
Re: 5 Red Flags in Freelance Writing Ads

I'd take another look at elance -- if you screen carefully you can find easy work there in a decent pay rate -- I won't go under $35 per 500 words, and readily find work there -- most of what I have...
Forum: Copywriting 19th July 2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,238
Posted By TheWrightWords
Re: 5 Red Flags in Freelance Writing Ads

You're totally right, that one makes me click an ad closed or end a conversation, fast!

How about..."You'll make big money once my website/business/book/scheme takes off...and I'll pay more then!"...
Forum: Copywriting 19th July 2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,238
Posted By TheWrightWords
5 Red Flags in Freelance Writing Ads

The pros here probably recognize these, but since there are so many newbie questions here, I wanted to include a link to this piece I wrote for WriterAccess:

5 Red Flags in Freelance Writing Ads...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th July 2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 18,089
Posted By TheWrightWords
Re: What's a good way to promote Clickbank products if you're new?

I've made some sales from Clickbank -- but only after finding a CB product I like that also matched one of my well established blog. Readers were already coming to me for information related to the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th July 2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 906
Posted By TheWrightWords
Re: Are These Domains Valuable?

I got curious and double checked -- nobody applied for ".GPlus" as a TLD -- so even Google doesn't want it, I'd pass!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th July 2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 906
Posted By TheWrightWords
Re: Are These Domains Valuable?

Did google even apply for "gplus" as a new TLD? I know ICANN recently released about 1800 applications, and google was at the forefront (with amazon and a few others), but don't recall gplus as an...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 17th July 2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 872
Posted By TheWrightWords
Re: How to handle a little girl? Advices needed!

Congrats! I have 4 little girls (oldest just turned 10, youngest 6 months) and they are so much fun! You are in Denmark -- do you guys get the same awesome new baby package than new parents get in...
Forum: Copywriting 14th July 2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,535
Posted By TheWrightWords
Re: Do You Think I'm A Slut?

I clicked on one of your links, which offered $30 articles--which was higher than I expected to see when I read the "slut" copy :)
I agree, charging $10 per is pretty low!
Forum: Copywriting 14th July 2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,535
Posted By TheWrightWords
Re: Do You Think I'm A Slut?

I'm not crazy about the angle or the writing -- I think you can do better!
Here's why:
When I read "slut" I think "cheap". $30 per article is not overpriced, but it is not cheap -- after reading...
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