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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th February 2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 524
Posted By Rachel Goodchild
Ideas for Help to make $ after the Chch Earthquake

Hi

I haven't been on here for a long time, so it is likely piles of you have absolutely no idea who I am!

I'm a New Zealander- and while I live in Auckland, not Christchurch, there is barely a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd May 2010, 03:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,630
Posted By Rachel Goodchild
Re: Need a Writer? Dont Use Freelancer Sites.

Here's a trustworthy observation...

Some topics are perennial favourites and never die
It's one of the things I love about the Warrior Forum
:D
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th April 2010, 06:35 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 6,237
Posted By Rachel Goodchild
Re: Want to quit my 10k regular job and make a living online! Help needed!!

Personally if I was earning that much a month (and I have in the past), I'd look at my income, cut down my expenses and I've think about using my extra money to invest to build an online career.
You...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th April 2010, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By Rachel Goodchild
Re: Help How to Get Writing Jobs.

1. Catch a buyer's eye- what's your pedigree? How will they know you can write? Providing examples of work can help, but more often than not, offering a few articles free can give you a starting help...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th April 2010, 03:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 343
Posted By Rachel Goodchild
Selling through authenticity

I read the post about using real names, and it got me thinking about authenticity, and how much it can buy you.

To be honest, while I use my real name, that's not what authenticity is necessarily...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th April 2010, 12:19 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,605
Posted By Rachel Goodchild
Re: How many people are still not building a list?

arrrgh. oops. posted reply in wrong place. sorry!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th April 2010, 12:05 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,605
Posted By Rachel Goodchild
Re: How many people are still not building a list?

I KNOW I need to build a list.
I'm just not able to get my head around it. I have a great list of contacts, and I know it would make a huge amount of difference to one of my main websites, but I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th April 2010, 03:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 947
Posted By Rachel Goodchild
Re: Press Releases

ok- the thing with press releases is they need to be newsworthy.
so there are times that they are perfect
say you have a dog training book, and there is a big story about how dog attacks have been...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th April 2010, 09:28 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,892
Posted By Rachel Goodchild
Re: Writing articles for a living

I do still write for magazines and I've written 27 books (not e books)
That's what i meant. You shouldn't JUST look at one area of income to successfully generate writing income :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st April 2010, 11:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,293
Posted By Rachel Goodchild
Re: What would you do for $5? - Cool little website

damn.
I'm addicted

I love some of the more outrageous ones- it's a great way to get a new brand message out
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st April 2010, 11:30 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,892
Posted By Rachel Goodchild
Re: Writing articles for a living

I have broken the six figures gross level a couple of times - but ony because I didn't use all my time on writing for IMers. I also wrote for magazines, newspapers and private clients
And it IS a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th April 2010, 12:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 885
Posted By Rachel Goodchild
Re: OUTSOURCING How to outsource and get quality, optimized unique articles

I'm a writer- but I've also outsourced.
I'm happy to pay anyone anything if it gets me results. And I've found often there is a lifespan with even good writers, where the first few batches are good,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th April 2010, 02:10 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,712
Posted By Rachel Goodchild
Re: Does anyone else write like this or am I just weird?

I write my outlines on paper all the time- especially if i can do it at a nice cafe, at the pool or somewhere else pleasant. I can tap out the article pretty speedily if i do that- and I feel it's...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th February 2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,570
Posted By Rachel Goodchild
Re: Where can I find really cheap freelancers?

Ok
I understand it's work a monkey could do. I even understand that in a global economy it's understandable that for someone a low rate to me is a GREAT rate to them.
But hell. A $1 an hour?
I'll...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd February 2010, 02:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 906
Posted By Rachel Goodchild
Re: How Many of You Identify Yourselves as Writers?

I took a long time to call myself a writer. In fact I used to squirm with embarrassment when people asked me what I did- even though I'd already had over twenty books published by then and numerous...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th January 2010, 10:29 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,299
Posted By Rachel Goodchild
Re: Would You Be Willing to Pay $20+ for an Article? (Writer's competition added!)

Gosh. There sure seems to be an awful lot of nobodies paying me and a whole lot of people I know that and more per article then...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th January 2010, 10:33 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,299
Posted By Rachel Goodchild
Re: Would You Be Willing to Pay $20+ for an Article? (Writer's competition added!)

I really do love how, because of the very transient nature of IM and it's continue influx of newbies, we can have this argument infinitum with no change, year after a year.

Here we have two sides...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th January 2010, 04:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 462
Posted By Rachel Goodchild
so these aren't articles... are they sellable?

I was wondering if you might be able to give me some feedback.
Part of my day job is as an "agony aunt" though how I hate that term- and I get asked questions that people want answered on a public...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th January 2010, 01:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,054
Posted By Rachel Goodchild
Re: Are jobs filthy habits?

I think the problem with jobs is when they cause you to fear your ability to survive without one- they institutionalise you away from starting out on your own
I'm a crap employee. I'm a bloody good...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th January 2010, 10:21 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,299
Posted By Rachel Goodchild
Re: Would You Be Willing to Pay $20+ for an Article? (Writer's competition added!)

and...you'd be surprised who doesn't pay much in some of those high glossies.
Sometimes the best pay I've got is from some weird dodgy looking trade magazine, whereas I've practically had to sell my...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th January 2010, 09:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,159
Posted By Rachel Goodchild
Re: Wordpress Contact Form

Oh I had a problem with this and fixed it...

but I can not remember how I did it. Can you check it's been activated?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th January 2010, 09:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,103
Posted By Rachel Goodchild
Re: Had A Fight With Business Partner - What Are My Rights?

I think unless you had an agreement to 50/50 share the costs you don't have a leg to stand on
while he may have only contributed one day of his time, if he is well known in his niche you are banking...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th January 2010, 08:45 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,299
Posted By Rachel Goodchild
Re: Would You Be Willing to Pay $20+ for an Article? (Writer's competition added!)

agreed Nick
I think that I'd rather write an article that has a whole pile of my love and thoughts wrapped into it than piles of crapola that is just crowding up the googlewaves.
I have an hourly...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th January 2010, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 549
Posted By Rachel Goodchild
Re: Best Article Writers for the Money

I dunno
I decided to support some media and comms interns last year by getting them some work in some magazines- and 90% of their work was unreadable.
I don't think people get taught how to write...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th January 2010, 07:13 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,299
Posted By Rachel Goodchild
Re: Would You Be Willing to Pay $20+ for an Article? (Writer's competition added!)

I've got a deadline to meet- but I'm going to give it a shot for FUN :D. Meanwhile I thought I might add one of my personal all time favourites- this is a press release I wrote that had a very good...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th January 2010, 06:51 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,299
Posted By Rachel Goodchild
Re: Would You Be Willing to Pay $20+ for an Article? (Writer's competition added!)

i've never done that. I will tell the people I work for if I've written on that topic in the past, and if I plan to use the same topic in the future I re research it.
That's what "real" writers do....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th January 2010, 06:50 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,299
Posted By Rachel Goodchild
Re: Would You Be Willing to Pay $20+ for an Article?

Because I don't think many people could top it to be honest.
I write for top magazines as my job- and find that what people think it good writing on here is nothing I'd consider as notes somewhere...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th January 2010, 06:36 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,299
Posted By Rachel Goodchild
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th January 2010, 06:28 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,299
Posted By Rachel Goodchild
Re: Would You Be Willing to Pay $20+ for an Article?

I almost said the same thing to you before Tom!
I'm now doing a regular spot on the main Breakfast Show on here- doing relationship commentating. Things are going well- a little rebranding here-...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th January 2010, 06:10 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,299
Posted By Rachel Goodchild
Re: Would You Be Willing to Pay $20+ for an Article?

Paul
I've said it before but shucks I love ya :)
I think we need to differentiate from all the dross that spins around - and yes much if it is barely readable, and a properly researched well...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd December 2009, 01:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 981
Posted By Rachel Goodchild
Re: Outsourcing Articles Prices

This is my take on it- if I'm looking long term (and I am) then paying someone well to write an article is a good investment.
I'm a writer myself (and sometimes can be paid anything from 20-200 for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st December 2009, 04:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 531
Posted By Rachel Goodchild
Re: Using FORMSPRING - Has anyone used it for revenue building?

Ok I've been using it all night. I think if you focussed on a particular topic and used affiliate links in some answers?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st December 2009, 03:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 531
Posted By Rachel Goodchild
Using FORMSPRING - Has anyone used it for revenue building?

I am a little bit in love with formspring

(formspring.me (http://www.formspring.me)) that you can link to twitter, and have on your blog etc

It fits my "agony aunt" brand- but is anyone using...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 18th December 2009, 01:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,060
Posted By Rachel Goodchild
Re: Will YOU be working over christmas?

I'm not working on my normal stuff.
But actually I am really excited- as this time of the year is when I work on new projects- I've got several very exciting things coming up for 2010!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th December 2009, 01:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 868
Posted By Rachel Goodchild
Re: What do you outsourcing?

I have a couple.

I have a writer who helps me with overflow with some of my client- and I use her to write my own stuff too as she's worked with me for a few years and I fully trust her (let me...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th December 2009, 02:39 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,246
Posted By Rachel Goodchild
Re: Oldies,Do you remember your very first post?

I'm pretty sure I tried to flirt.
It's my modus operandi on any new forum- and here I was, a girl amongst all there (mainly) male warriors...

what's a girl to do huh? :P
Forum: Off Topic Forum 17th December 2009, 02:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 995
Posted By Rachel Goodchild
Re: UK and Aussie warriors, need some clarification

love the word munted.

there is a character on a tv series here called munter. he's a westie :D
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th December 2009, 01:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 782
Posted By Rachel Goodchild
Re: Met The $80 million Dollar Man Today

hey gareth
he sounds like someone I might like to write about... :)
Forum: Off Topic Forum 17th December 2009, 12:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 937
Posted By Rachel Goodchild
Re: Help..We have the ugliest Sofa on The Planet

it's a cool competition :) have tweeted it ;)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th December 2009, 09:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 785
Posted By Rachel Goodchild
Re: I quasi referred to warriors in the paper today..

ha ha YES that's me

thank goodness you didn't find all the clips about me giving advice on dubious relationship issues! :)

Rachel :D
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th December 2009, 06:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 785
Posted By Rachel Goodchild
I quasi referred to warriors in the paper today..

I know this is a little self proclaiming but I wanted to share a link with you:

My job: Switched on to every channel - Employment - NZ Herald News...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th December 2009, 01:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,540
Posted By Rachel Goodchild
Re: I have NEW revenue model for dating websites need some input please

well it's IP
So if you are talking to people who actually make the decisions they are very unlikely to rip it off.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th December 2009, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By Rachel Goodchild
Re: Writer is Flaky...any recommendations for product review writers?

Well I'm a writer, and I can recommend someone I love using when I need to- Rachel Zaouche
Let me know if you want her email addy- otherwise she's on here. :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th December 2009, 01:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By Rachel Goodchild
Re: How much time can you afford to be taking off over the holidays?

Planning a holiday- BUT I'm actually looking forward to writing a book in that time- not because I have to - but because I want to. crazy really...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th December 2009, 11:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 894
Posted By Rachel Goodchild
Re: Offline Help Please!

I'd use twitter- I know a few people in that niche who build up relationships with locals
I'd also offer a free session under each section to the type of client you want
and I'd go meet all the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th December 2009, 11:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 809
Posted By Rachel Goodchild
Re: Recipe book help

can I suggest getting food producers to "sponsor" pages and offering it as a free dowload instead
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th December 2009, 11:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 921
Posted By Rachel Goodchild
Re: How do I get a book published?

John
I guess what I am trying to say is- do you have a distribution plan? How is the book going to be marketed? And with what money? Will you be able to get yourself onto national television or in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th December 2009, 11:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,497
Posted By Rachel Goodchild
Re: Sex toys...

wow! and they sell for upwards of 150 in nz...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th December 2009, 02:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 477
Posted By Rachel Goodchild
Re: Getting the family involved

I believe it's us parents who need to teach the kids how to do this- she wants to use the internet along with other things to create a business she can use to support herself. pretty cool huh?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th December 2009, 01:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 725
Posted By Rachel Goodchild
Re: Blog vs Articles

I write a blog- then give it to a writer to rewrite the key points up into an article format.
that helps!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th December 2009, 01:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 477
Posted By Rachel Goodchild
Re: Getting the family involved

Actually she's not the only one. she, the 6 yr old and the 4 year old have been doing paid movie reviews all year.

:)

but yeah- she is pretty smart- and very focussed!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th December 2009, 01:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 477
Posted By Rachel Goodchild
Getting the family involved

I just wanted to share a really awesome side effect from me developing my own branding and blog- my family has got into it too

My nine year old daughter has a blog where she reviews books and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th December 2009, 01:12 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,497
Posted By Rachel Goodchild
Re: Sex toys...

I have a giveaway on my blog for a sex toy site:
The D.VICE Roadtest | Ask Rachel (http://www.askrachel.co.nz/category/giveaways-and-competitions/the-d-vice-roadtest/)
(shown only to show you what...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th December 2009, 12:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 734
Posted By Rachel Goodchild
Re: Some of you really underestimate your value

Ahh I'm loving my tv spot- and the odd bit of radio I'm doing too.
Got plans to grow it actually- watch this space!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th December 2009, 12:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 921
Posted By Rachel Goodchild
Re: How do I get a book published?

I think that you are not necessarily looking at the big picture. sure they take 90%, but they also have excelletn distribution channels. The publishing of a book by a recognised publisher is as much...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th December 2009, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 734
Posted By Rachel Goodchild
Re: Some of you really underestimate your value

ha ha... yeah, no longer wrestle sheep- and the shed.... replaced with a little brick house no wolves can get into

how are you? :)
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