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Forum: Social Media 21st November 2016, 08:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 718
Posted By gingerninjas
Re: Who's still using hashtags? Or are they a thing of the past?

Yeah, agreed.

I don't Facebook was ever really that great to be honest due to the see more function.

Personally I can handle them on Instagram but everywhere else they just don't work for me.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th November 2016, 10:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 286
Posted By gingerninjas
Re: I have an idea and need to raise capital - will my IP still be protected if i crowd fund?

Interesting Rich, thanks for your comment.

I would agree with you to some extent with the 'cheap' developers. I have seen clients time and time again decide on cheaper developers to 'save costs'...
Forum: Mind Warriors 18th November 2016, 10:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 193
Posted By gingerninjas
RE: If you don't make it in IM by the age of 30, then what?

I don't think IM has an idea age bracket, if anything it is one of the most flexible options for earning an income so long as you understand what you are doing.

Have a look around, it sounds...
Forum: Social Media 18th November 2016, 10:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 718
Posted By gingerninjas
Re: Who's still using hashtags? Or are they a thing of the past?

Ok, cool.

It sounds like there are still working for a ton of you out there.

Maybe I don't notice them as much and they blend into the background a little.

I did see a lot of people OTT...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th November 2016, 09:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 402
Posted By gingerninjas
RE: Amazing client, a way to repay him.

Why would you give it away for free? That's pretty stupid and you're not setting a very good precedence, unless you want to work for him for free forever.

He obviously thinks your work is awesome....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th November 2016, 07:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 882
Posted By gingerninjas
RE: Client using my content. No payment. Should I just let it go?

Did you do this work through a freelancer site - you mention a dispute but if you did, you would have had to have had a milestone set up first.

My suggestion, if you do ANY work on Freelancer...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th November 2016, 05:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 418
Posted By gingerninjas
RE: Where do you find really talented graphic designers?

I second freelancer - you do have to wade through a fair amount of people that aren't that great so the higher your budget the better I would say.

The other option is to join a Graphic Design...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th November 2016, 09:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 158
Posted By gingerninjas
RE: Advice please - how would you market an intensive course/holiday online?

I agree Facebook advertising could be a good place to start - you can target your audience really well and you'll probably find you will get some good leads.

The only way is to test it and see. ...
Forum: Copywriting 16th November 2016, 09:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 375
Posted By gingerninjas
RE: As a Copywriter, would you work on an election campaign?

I make a point to only work on things I believe in.

I was offered some work a little while back that was lucrative but went against everything that I stand for and I respectfully declined.

If...
Forum: Social Media 16th November 2016, 02:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 718
Posted By gingerninjas
Who's still using hashtags? Or are they a thing of the past?

I'm curious if hashtags are still as effective as they once were.

A year or so ago they were all the rage and every social media post it seemed was packed with #bestholidayever or #jobgoals... it...
Forum: Mind Warriors 16th November 2016, 02:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 564
Posted By gingerninjas
RE: What advice would you give to your 15 year old self?

If I was to give my 15 year old self advice, it would probably be:

- Don't sweat the small stuff - stressing about little things will not get you anywhere

- Travel far and wide and for a long...
Forum: Copywriting 16th November 2016, 05:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,159
Posted By gingerninjas
RE: How much are you charging?

Avoid charging per word at all cost.

You will devalue your offering and won't be taken seriously.

Charge by the hour and forget the word count.

You can do some research and find the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th November 2016, 05:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 112
Posted By gingerninjas
RE: Any good escrow sites out there?

Hi,

In Australia there is Escrow.com that is well known, if you want to do work where the money is held, why don't you do it through a freelancer site.

Freelancer.com does this and holds...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th November 2016, 05:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 322
Posted By gingerninjas
RE: Would this be keyword stuffing?

It's got to sound natural, if it does than it's not keyword stuffing.

It seems like your example sentence reads naturally so that looks fine, but you do need to make sure you don't go overboard...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th November 2016, 03:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 563
Posted By gingerninjas
Id rather be happily broke doing IM than be a robot

I have a friend that works in a government job. Good money. 9 day fortnights. Free lunches. She starts work at 9:20am and finishes at 4:45pm. Its mundane. Its terribly repetitive and shes only there...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th November 2016, 03:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 344
Posted By gingerninjas
RE: What channels should I be using to reach Generation Z?

Here are some articles I found useful.

http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/how-is-gen-z-using-social-media/636574

https://www.burnthebook.co.uk/blog/marketing-for-generation-z

Check out these...
Forum: Mind Warriors 13th November 2016, 03:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 465
Posted By gingerninjas
RE: Quit your bitching and youll be more productive.

I love a bitch like the next person but it doesn't do me any favours when I am working - it sucks the life out of things and using that sort of energy is wasted and I can do better.

I'd say...
Forum: Mind Warriors 13th November 2016, 03:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 591
Posted By gingerninjas
RE: Whys everyone so afraid of failing?

Failure is petrifying - but if you don't fail you'll never really get anything.

I fail all the time, I take pride in failing and it's been the best thing for growing my business.

I would hate...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th November 2016, 10:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 466
Posted By gingerninjas
RE: What now?

There are tons of threads on here to help answer this question.

Hopefully you have a clear marketing strategy, social media accounts and a bit of a plan for sharing content otherwise you are just...
Forum: Social Media 8th November 2016, 04:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 971
Posted By gingerninjas
Why you should NEVER buy Facebook likes - EVER.

I have been noticing a few people posting on here asking if they should buy likes or not for their social media pages.

The answer is no. Never. Ever. Step away and stop asking the question.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th November 2016, 04:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 471
Posted By gingerninjas
Re: Is Honesty the Best Business Policy?

I never want to talk to anyone that starts a sentence that way - it is quite condescending and i think it is just a way to offer negative comments or feedback without the wrath of seeming to be rude....
Forum: Social Media 7th November 2016, 04:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 135
Posted By gingerninjas
Reasons why your social media campaign will fail

This is mainly for the newbies out there starting out with digital marketing campaigns.

Weve all been there, we need to create a digital marketing campaign on social media and get our product or...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th November 2016, 01:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 471
Posted By gingerninjas
RE: Is Honesty the Best Business Policy?

You can't blindly trust someone that says 'trust me' and the same can be said about honesty.

Perhaps you should reverse the situation with your Wordpress developer - did you do your research well...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd November 2016, 06:54 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,727
Posted By gingerninjas
RE: What happens when you're all about the ideas, but not the action?

Stop worrying about him and focus on your own work.

Its pretty clear he's not too worried if he isn't doing anything with his ideas.
Forum: Email Marketing 3rd November 2016, 06:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 517
Posted By gingerninjas
Re: DONT EVER WRITE IN CAPITALS + more email marketing worst practices

I think it's a really important point and something to consider.

If you've got a strategy in place and push notifications it's one thing but a barrage of emails stalking your lead is just going...
Forum: Email Marketing 3rd November 2016, 06:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 517
Posted By gingerninjas
Re: DONT EVER WRITE IN CAPITALS + more email marketing worst practices

You need people to subscribe, that is the whole point.

Scraping info and sending an email isn't really ideal.

Maybe put the shoe on the other foot, would you like anyone and everyone to send...
Forum: Mind Warriors 3rd November 2016, 05:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 406
Posted By gingerninjas
RE: A leader is admired - a boss is feared?

What does this mean when most of us are working for ourselves, not others?

I don't work for a boss and I never will again.

I am now a free range kinda person and I don't take well to...
Forum: Email Marketing 3rd November 2016, 05:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 517
Posted By gingerninjas
DONT EVER WRITE IN CAPITALS + more email marketing worst practices

Im a massive fan of good communication, online and offline and it really ticks me off when colleagues, clients and anyone for that matter have bad email etiquette.

To me its like chewing with...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st October 2016, 04:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 215
Posted By gingerninjas
Re: Ive finally learnt how to say no to clients - and its driving more business my way.

Yep, I have been called a little hard arsed of late, which I am actually fine with.

I was such a yes man, it was probably ridiculous so I am fine with this new approach.

The confidence to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st October 2016, 01:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 65
Posted By gingerninjas
RE: Are you in a joint venture with someone? If so, what specifically made you choose them?

Hi,

I set up my business about 4 years ago and it was meant to be just mine, it was easier that way and I didn't want any complications.

A few years on and I realised I needed some support,...
Forum: Email Marketing 31st October 2016, 03:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 152
Posted By gingerninjas
RE: HELP! How to Write a Good Newsletter?

You'll need to provide a bit more context to get the clearest answer to your question.

If I am using Mail Chimp, I always ensure I have a professionally branded template created including logo...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th October 2016, 05:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 501
Posted By gingerninjas
RE: When you launch a new website, what is the first thing you do after it is live?

I would make sure you have it tested and send to colleagues to review it to be honest, ahead of doing any of the suggestions above.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th October 2016, 05:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 525
Posted By gingerninjas
RE: Bored -- I need a project! What do you recommend?

Hi, coming from a mum of 1 with another on the way, I would suggest something you can pick up and put down in short blocks - not massive projects that are going to put pressure on you.

When I had...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th October 2016, 11:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 302
Posted By gingerninjas
RE: Good Starting Rates for Freelance Writing/Editing?

Set your hourly rate across the board, if you have 7 different prices it's going to be a challenge to manage.

Also, you may want to quote based on the project as a whole, rather than hourly. I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th October 2016, 12:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 438
Posted By gingerninjas
RE: Do you discuss the PRICE at the BEGINNING or at the END?

I usually will quote in writing, which is easier as I find people aren't always listening to all the finer details and will usually focus on what they want to hear.

While you can give an...
Forum: Email Marketing 26th October 2016, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By gingerninjas
RE: leads for fashion and beauty niche?

Hi,

I would create a list of influencers to build a list for this niche, this will also help you build you list.

I would also advertise on facebook, Instagram etc.

What exactly are you...
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th October 2016, 07:44 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,775
Posted By gingerninjas
RE: Struggling Mattress Store

Hi

I have a few ideas, which you may or may not be doing in your business.

From personal experience I purchased our mattress through a program that recommended furniture stores and household...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th October 2016, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By gingerninjas
Digital marketing trends for 2016 - 2017 - your thoughts

The end of the year is coming towards me like a freight train and I have been reading heaps lately, I think I am realising that I haven’t fulfilled my new year’s resolution to be a more avid reader...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd October 2016, 10:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 75
Posted By gingerninjas
RE: Website managing service, How much you will pay ?

I've paid someone $70 per month for website management this basically includes the plug ins to be checked and a back up to be done plus a virus scan.

Not too much really just the back up and the...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd October 2016, 06:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,045
Posted By gingerninjas
Re: Every Client Will Appreciate If You Use These 4 Tools For Writing

I respectfully disagree.

I feel these tools are to ensure the writers work is error free, and it should be mandatory that whatever tools they use to ensure the spelling, readability and grammar...
Forum: Social Media 23rd October 2016, 04:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 106
Posted By gingerninjas
RE: Need Social Media Consultant

I would obviously look within your niche and ask for some recommendations or alternatively put the call out to your followers - after all you are trying to find someone who understand your audience...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd October 2016, 04:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 83
Posted By gingerninjas
RE: Payment processor for services that doesn't have a fixed price?

I use Xero - however I guess it really depends on what you need the platform to do.

Xero has automatic reminders, automatic billing and also has great reporting for tax etc.

It's worth a look....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd October 2016, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 163
Posted By gingerninjas
RE: Do you have these Problems with your Hourly Rate?

I also quote a project price for a job, it is easier this way and the client is aware of the expected outcome price-wise.

While they may be aware of my hourly rate and can calculate how many hours...
Forum: Copywriting 20th October 2016, 03:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By gingerninjas
RE: Does the term 'Freelancer' hold negative connotations?

Personally, I haven't ever promoted myself as a freelancer, and prefer consultant or marketing exec, or basically anything other than that term.

That said you do need to go with the flow and bow...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th October 2016, 05:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 515
Posted By gingerninjas
RE: How to market and promote services as a photographer

Good for you for helping out your friend.

My advice I have outlined below - obviously you would need to provide more info like where you are located, competitors etc to really get a better...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th October 2016, 04:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By gingerninjas
RE: Pricing Experience

I agree with the 'you pay peanuts your get monkeys' concept.

I started out offering a fairly low rate per hour - I thought it would be a good way to bring in business, while I was busy I wasn't...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th October 2016, 03:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 556
Posted By gingerninjas
Re: Need Help!! I’m lost in Amazon Publishing Jungle!

Agreed - I paid a freelancer $20 and got a great cover for a client's ebook - better still creating it via Canva is super easy too. Either way, an investment of a few bucks shouldn't break the bank...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th October 2016, 02:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 152
Posted By gingerninjas
Do you charge more for international clients?

I'm interested, I have quite a few international clients and work in a couple of currencies for the marketing work I do.

I charge the same rate in AUD for everyone and just convert it based on the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th October 2016, 02:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 325
Posted By gingerninjas
RE: New Year – New prices for my old customers – Yes or No?!

Personally my rate has been low compared to my other colleagues over the past few years as I build up my clientele and prove my worth.. I have made two small hourly rate increases however I have done...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th October 2016, 11:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 784
Posted By gingerninjas
RE: Did mentorship work for you?

I had more of an informal mentor during the time I was starting up my business and ramping up the client base.

I can't stand the idea of a class room situation and putting up my hand to ask a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th October 2016, 11:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 250
Posted By gingerninjas
Re: Remarketing - what sort of results are you getting?

Thanks for your reply - I will definitely check out Mike and Websavvy - do you think this would get similar results to SEO - or is that another can of worms all together?

I'll admit I have...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th October 2016, 09:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 222
Posted By gingerninjas
RE: What percentage of my profit should I invest in blog posts?

Interesting question, I would say that if you think this will increase your profits further allocate a couple of hundred a month for say 3 months and see if there is an increase in engagement and...
Forum: Social Media 15th August 2016, 10:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 234
Posted By gingerninjas
Re: How to avoid ban on Facebook?

It is pretty annoying and you need to ensure whatever page you are posting on that you're not breaking their rules.

At the end of the day. Facebook is trying to make money so posting willy nilly...
Forum: Email Marketing 15th August 2016, 10:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 124
Posted By gingerninjas
Re: Optimum length of autoresponder e-mail?

I wouldn't waffle on forever,

I would probably create a couple of options and test which ones are getting a better response.

At the end of the day, say what you need to say, add in some CTA's...
Forum: Mind Warriors 15th August 2016, 04:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By gingerninjas
Re: How to Find your Strengths via Managing Oneself by Peter F. Drucker

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs is a really great example - and something my husband and I speak about quite a bit (he is in the market game as well). Furthermore, a quick google brings a great list of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th August 2016, 12:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 328
Posted By gingerninjas
Re: How did you quit your job to do IM full time?

Everyone is different, however in my experience I went back to a fairly cushy 9 to 5 corporate marketing position after I had my first child. Long story short, my boss was a douche and didn’t have...
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