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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th July 2014, 10:43 AM
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Posted By svborgman
Adsense Tanking while Ranking Increases?

Moderated: Please post your question in the correct forum, the Ad Networks forum, thank you.


Is it just me, or are others of you experiencing a tank in Adsense commissions last month and this...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th June 2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 309
Posted By svborgman
Post Makeover Critique - Where to Go with SEO

Hello, everyone. I recently was the winner for a member makeover for a community I am part of (platform building). The strongest suggestion, which I agree with, is that I need to niche down to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th April 2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By svborgman
Re: One, Two, or Three Avatars?

I'm blown away by your generosity and level of detail with suggestions! Thanks so much - I need to take this away, think about it, and come back with my input!

Thanks again, so much!!!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th April 2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By svborgman
Re: One, Two, or Three Avatars?

Is it possible to write to both audiences on one blog? What do you think?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th April 2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By svborgman
One, Two, or Three Avatars?

Here's my question. I write a blog targeting men, Gen-X, with high functioning autism, who are successfully employed, but who may struggle with relationship and career issues.

As I have been...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th March 2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 792
Posted By svborgman
Re: What's the best use of $300

Okay, you've got my attention. When you suggest this, what are some services that offer this type of curated content.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th March 2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 792
Posted By svborgman
Re: What's the best use of $300

Thanks, writeaway. I actually am committed to writing most of the content myself. My main focus is on building up my community long term, and providing solutions/products that will help them.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th March 2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 792
Posted By svborgman
Re: What's the best use of $300

Thanks, Chris. I'm thinking of checking into a product lunch formula type of training, perhaps...but not sure yet: I guess I have to figure out which specific next step I need to take in my business...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th March 2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 792
Posted By svborgman
What's the best use of $300

I have a couple of blogs. I'm focused on one. I would consider myself an intermediate marketer. What would be the best use of my $300 I have set aside for further self-education?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th December 2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 521
Posted By svborgman
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th November 2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 521
Posted By svborgman
Best State for Incorporating?

I'm intending to form an LLC for my business blogs. Which state/s do you recommend. It seems that Nevada and Delaware are the best. I live in Illinois, which is not very business friendly. So I'm...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th November 2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 824
Posted By svborgman
Re: Doing Business With Amazon while in a State that Doesn't Allow Me To

Erica, thank you very much for helping me out with your response. I signed up for Viglinks, and will see where that takes me. It's a good short-term solution, but I am definitely going to consider...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th November 2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 824
Posted By svborgman
Re: Doing Business With Amazon while in a State that Doesn't Allow Me To

Do you recommend one over the other: Viglinks versus Skimlinks? Have you used them? And what has been your experience?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th November 2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 824
Posted By svborgman
Re: Doing Business With Amazon while in a State that Doesn't Allow Me To

What are your thoughts about setting up an out of state LLC? Such as a Nevada corporation?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th November 2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 824
Posted By svborgman
Re: Doing Business With Amazon while in a State that Doesn't Allow Me To

Thanks so much: I'm looking into a Nevada LLC, but will need to make sure that's legally above board.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th November 2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 824
Posted By svborgman
Doing Business With Amazon while in a State that Doesn't Allow Me To

I live in Illinois, where doing online business with Amazon has been too prohibitive for Amazon. Therefore, I cannot be an Amazon affiliate. Here's my question: has anyone heard of having a...
Forum: Mind Warriors 28th December 2011, 10:27 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,678
Posted By svborgman
Re: How much sleep is enough?

I need 7 hours minimum. But I bet that if I improve my eating and exercise habits, the need for more sleep will decrease.
Forum: Mind Warriors 28th December 2011, 10:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By svborgman
Books You Hope To Read This Year

I'm interested in hearing your 'wish list' of books you would like to read this year.

My first book on the list is Speedwealth by T. Harv Ecker.

Do you have any business or internet marketing...
Forum: Mind Warriors 12th December 2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,266
Posted By svborgman
Re: What Did You Really Do Well In 2011?

Great job! It sounds like the ebook you wrote for the client was something that client hired you to do? How did you negotiate the selling price?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th December 2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 550
Posted By svborgman
Re: What kind of millionare you rather be?

I'd rather be the CEO of an online company that does not go public. Going public certainly has its advantages, but I would lose all my time. I like Sterling and Jay's Internet Business Mastery...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th December 2011, 12:56 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,935
Posted By svborgman
Re: How would you spend $200 each month?

Melvin, I would completely agree with you. And with that said, I would seek out a quality online business coach and get as much coaching as possible for that $200 per month so that I could snowball...
Forum: Mind Warriors 28th November 2011, 09:57 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,266
Posted By svborgman
Re: What Did You Really Do Well In 2011?

Elizabeth, your site is impressive. Congratulations on putting together what looks to be an excellent service!
Forum: Mind Warriors 28th November 2011, 09:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,266
Posted By svborgman
Re: What Did You Really Do Well In 2011?

Hi, Niche Man! One of my biggest successes this year was producing my first e-book from start to finish. Also, I transitioned my two blogs from free to self-hosted wordpress blogs. Just those two...
Forum: Mind Warriors 22nd November 2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 936
Posted By svborgman
Re: Post Your Best Productivity Tips Here!

My favorite productivity tips come from Leo Babauta of Zen Habits:
Pick One Goal
Also make a projects list: and list your top 3 projects
Each morning: pick one next action for your One goal, and...
Forum: Mind Warriors 22nd November 2011, 05:30 PM
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Views: 38,564
Posted By svborgman
Re: It Takes Money to Make Money? Do YOU Agree?

It takes a money mindset to make money. And all the principles from Think and Grow Rich. I'm currently re-reading and also listening to an audio version of that classic book.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th November 2011, 10:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,006
Posted By svborgman
Re: What are some ways to make money online? Whats your favorite? (Need advice)

Hands down, you've got to visit the Smart Passive Income website, by Pat Flynn. Just Google the Smart Passive Income Blog, go to the Get Started section, and you'll have a great overview from a very...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th November 2011, 10:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 909
Posted By svborgman
Re: To Ezine or Not To Ezine

I totally agree. If I'm using the 20/80 rule, it's not part of the 20.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th November 2011, 10:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 909
Posted By svborgman
Re: To Ezine or Not To Ezine

thanks so much for all your input: it's making me think that the best use of my time, really, is to be spent on guest posts, podcasting, and making YouTube videos, versus spending too much time...
Forum: Mind Warriors 8th November 2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,551
Posted By svborgman
Re: The root of all your problems

Another great way to change faulty core beliefs is to a) write a new core belief, and b) start taking actions consistent with that new core belief. It may feel hugely uncomfortable at first, but it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th November 2011, 09:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 909
Posted By svborgman
Re: To Ezine or Not To Ezine

Thank you. My concern is whether it will be considered duplicate content if I re-post the same article I wrote in Ezine articles on my own blog or in other directories?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th November 2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 909
Posted By svborgman
Re: To Ezine or Not To Ezine

I tend to agree with you. With the new Google algorithm, it seems that my time is better spent providing quality content to my readers and also guest posting on a consistent basis on a few high...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th November 2011, 10:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 909
Posted By svborgman
To Ezine or Not To Ezine

I've read advice to "write one ezine article a week" at the minimum.

Then, use that article and post it to your email list, submit it to publishers and directories, post to your site for SE...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st October 2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,416
Posted By svborgman
Re: The Story of my Blogging Success and Passion for my topic (For Your Inspiration)

As a fellow blogger, I am happy to see someone succeed with their passion. Not only did you have a compelling vision and specific numbers you wanted to achieve, but you focused on providing value...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th March 2011, 05:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By svborgman
GoodBy Amazon? Will this Method Work?

I'm an Illinois resident, and of 4/15/11, Amazon is dismissing it's Illinois affiliates due to the state of Illinois' poor tax laws. Am wondering if I could have a relative who lives in another...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st February 2011, 11:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By svborgman
Re: Going from "b" blogging to "B" Blogging

Brian, can you recommend some good resources for creating a healthy business plan specifically for blogs?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st February 2011, 11:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By svborgman
Re: Going from "b" blogging to "B" Blogging

Yes, I finally started building my lists about a year ago. I plan to start providing more value through my newsletter. My biggest challenge is figuring out where the best use of my time is spent:...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st February 2011, 11:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By svborgman
Re: Going from "b" blogging to "B" Blogging

Absolutely, love the Rich Dad material. I've played the cashflow 101 game, and am now considering ways to bring passive income to my blog. It's like priming a pump: it takes time, but over time, the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th January 2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By svborgman
Going from "b" blogging to "B" Blogging

Rich Dad talks a lot about being a self-employed person or employee versus a Business Owner. I'm curious how many of you have been able to design blogs that serve as a business that is self...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th January 2011, 08:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 840
Posted By svborgman
Re: What are Your Biggest Problems and Challenges for 2011?

The biggest challenge, for me, is overcoming my own limiting beliefs about being able to take my blogs from the S quadrant (self employed) to the B (Business Owner) quadrant. I want to offer massive...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st May 2010, 10:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By svborgman
Re: Massive Content for Multiple Keywords

Nicole and Tess, thank you both for your input. At this time, I need to be somewhat more time heavy than outsource heavy, due to a real estate investment that is taking all my cashflow right now :) ...
Forum: Mind Warriors 31st May 2010, 04:47 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 21,780
Posted By svborgman
Lightbulb Re: If You Could Sit Next to Anyone You Want on a 20 Hour Flight, Who would it be?

That's a tough one, because those who seem fascinating on TV, radio, audiotape, or even on the written page can be very different sitting next to you on a 20 hour flight!

Right now, I would like...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st May 2010, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By svborgman
Massive Content for Multiple Keywords

It seems as though it is key to generate traffic through massive content that is also quality content, targeting multiple keywords. The challenge I have is that I don't have a staff of people to...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 2nd May 2010, 07:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 962
Posted By svborgman
Re: Mayweather Vs. Mosley

I need to get with the real world! I kept seeing the names Mosley and Mayweather trending on Twitter, and I had no idea who they were. Old man syndrome? ;-)
Forum: Off Topic Forum 2nd May 2010, 07:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 452
Posted By svborgman
Lightbulb Reading Resources on Making Money From Your Blog?

I did not have the intent of making bigtime money off of my blogs. I wrote because I had the passion to write. However, as I grow a readership, I am thinking that it may be a good idea to offer...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd May 2010, 07:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By svborgman
Re: Blogger Blog with Blogger Domain to Wordpress

Thanks everyone for your very helpful replies. I will look into all the actions you are recommending.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd May 2010, 07:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By svborgman
Re: Blogger Blog with Blogger Domain to Wordpress

Jill, thank you very much. I would be very happy to view those videos. I'm definitely in the learning phase
Forum: Mind Warriors 29th April 2010, 05:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 835
Posted By svborgman
Re: Do something every day

I agree with you. The key is to have a larger business plan and work backwards from the plan. In other words, if you have so much writing to do, how much writing are you going to do per day. How...
Forum: Mind Warriors 29th April 2010, 04:48 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,601
Posted By svborgman
Re: The Power of Consistency

I agree with a couple of comments: 1) Don't be consistently doing something that does not work 2) Have a plan and don't get overwhelmed with everything else. For example, I just set myself up with a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th April 2010, 04:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By svborgman
Blogger Blog with Blogger Domain to Wordpress

Well, it's finally time. I have enjoyed Blogger for my initial learning of the art of blogging. I have purchased my own domain through Blogger, but now it's time for me to move on to Wordpress. I...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 3rd January 2010, 06:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 417
Posted By svborgman
Adobe Air Question

I was using Adobe Air fine. But then we needed a new motherboard, and things have not been the same since then. I've uninstalled our prior version of Adobe Air, and downloaded a new version. But...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th March 2009, 04:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,435
Posted By svborgman
Re: Helping My 10 Year Old Son Self Publish a Kid's Book

Dana, can't thank you enough. David and I really appreciate your suggestion. We have registered there, and are going to get started!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th March 2009, 04:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,435
Posted By svborgman
Re: Helping My 10 Year Old Son Self Publish a Kid's Book

I meant to quote this quote for the last comment I made ;) Thanks everyone for your excellent feedback!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th March 2009, 04:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,435
Posted By svborgman
Re: Helping My 10 Year Old Son Self Publish a Kid's Book

I agree, I told him the same thing today!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th March 2009, 05:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,435
Posted By svborgman
Helping My 10 Year Old Son Self Publish a Kid's Book

I could use some help identifying cost effective ways to self publish my son's book. He is an avid writer (check out The Best of Lucy (http://www.best-of-lucy.blogspot.com)). This is one of my top...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th January 2009, 08:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,231
Posted By svborgman
Re: Are Internet Marketers "LAZY"?

I would agree with you that you definitely need to treat it like a business. Otherwise, you will be sorely disappointed, and you'll give up right away.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th January 2009, 02:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 461
Posted By svborgman
Help and Suggestions: Links shown only Delicious

I have noticed, when commenting on others' blogs recently, that the 'last post' that shows up for my name is always a 'Delicious' link that I had added previously, instead of the title of my latest...
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