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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th January 2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,194
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Do you guys use "loops" in your emails?

Ha, I definitely noticed your open loops throughout the OP – very well done.

This is an excellent tip for any e-mail marketer, and I also can personally attest to its power. I've never called the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th January 2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 596
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: How Can a Master Jedi Salesman Translate His Skills to an Online Business?

It certainly is.

Here's my advice to you Mr. Jedi:

Above all, be decisive and take action as soon as possible. Be warned that it is VERY VERY easy to get sucked into the "learning phase" of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th January 2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 798
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Paid Vs Free Traffic

Free traffic isn't inferior to paid traffic, or at least it doesn't have to be, but I do think that the concept of "free traffic" is misleading. After all, it's really more a question of, "would you...
Forum: Copywriting 26th January 2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 930
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Could you make it in the cheese niche?

Yes, if there's any subject that would allow me the passion to inspire action through words, it would be gourmet cheese.

"This blueberry-infused montery jack has a musky tang reminiscent of a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th January 2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,394
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Is posting on Squidoo a waste of time?

Posting on Squidoo can be worth it, but not for the money.

If you're trying to make a living from their ad-sharing program, then you're definitely going to be disappointed. Clearly, you could...
Forum: Copywriting 25th January 2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,218
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: What is the most important factor in the decision to buy something?

My thoughts exactly. Desire is the most important factor. All people do exactly what they want.

Just look around this forum. Plenty of folks here who think they want to make money, but they...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th January 2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,109
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Why do most people think that Marketers are con artists?

Because they are.

Even as a marketer, I still think all marketers are con artists.

The whole point of marketing is to convince people otherwise ;)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th January 2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,097
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: My Top 5 Rules For slashing Refunds...

This is an excellent post. Thank you for the tips – I hadn't thought about sending my customers an official "thank you" letter; very good idea.

My contribution would be this:

If you or your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th January 2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,133
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Content writers, software, what works best?

As both a writer myself and someone who has been around the outsourcing block, so to speak, I can tell you right now that finding an authoritative writer in the insurance niche on your budget is...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th January 2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,329
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: How to Rank YOUTUBE Videos in Google?

A lot of what will determine your success with YouTube is keyword research. There are three ways to go about it:

1. Find SERPs that already have YouTube videos ranking that you know you can beat...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th January 2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 664
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: How do you get more clients as a freelancer?

If you're really serious about maxing out your earnings, then TrustedCopy has the right idea. I highly recommend you give his tips serious consideration.

I confess that I am probably not the best...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th November 2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,020
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Where Can You Advertise Your Services?

I don't think that we are generally allowed to talk about other forums on here, but yes they certainly do exist.

Also, don't forget that you can create your own website for your writing service...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th November 2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,532
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: How much content does it take to see 200 people a day?

I know that this might not be the type of response you are looking for, but it really does depend on (A) the niche and traffic potential of that niche, (B) the competition of that niche, and (C) the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th November 2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,499
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: How I turned 1000$ into 1000$/week in passive income

Hmmmm... Color me cynical, but I believe this post is bogus. Perhaps the method works, perhaps it doesn't, but if I had to guess I would say that the OP is the owner/creator/money maker of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th November 2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,208
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: How to Skyrocket Your Productivity and Eliminate IM Overwhelm

Great post, and I agree with these tips for the most part. I definitely recommend all newbies "keep it simple", although I think that many of the best Internet marketers are skilled at multiproject...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th April 2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 552
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Is You A Trailblazer?

Cletus needs to get with the times...A fax?!?! :D

But seriously, you make a great point. The way I see it, there are about 3 types of people around here - Fakers, flakers and makers.


The...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th April 2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,112
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Selling via Amazon Affiliate Links

Well, I personally really like Amazon over Clickbank for a few reasons:



It's all around easier to sell...People are much readier to buy physical products and it's easier to write about...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th April 2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 611
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Just can't get traffic...

Do you mean the Adsense CTR?

Anyways, my advice is to just stick with it. Be patient, stay consistent, keep building sites. Those numbers are only going to snowball.

It took me about three...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th April 2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 703
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: How are you making money with IM right NOW?

Honestly, I think that physical products are the easiest to get started with. Especially with Amazon it feels like it's almost too easy to make money. If you go the info-product route, make sure you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th April 2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,796
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: On poison pens

There have been times where I've been legitimately ripped off and felt like screaming about it, but I have never taken it up with the forum. Of course, I see threads like that all the time...I just...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th April 2012, 08:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,333
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Is Article Marketing DEAD?! Shocking Interview Gives the Final Answer

For those of you who TL;DR...

Is article marketing dead? No.

Why not? Because it puts you in front of customers and gives them what they're looking for.

What is article marketing NOT for?...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th April 2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 792
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Article Writing Sites...Any Good Ones?

Of course there's the Warrior for Hire section right here on WarriorForum...[insert shameless plug for my writing service here].

There's also plenty of options outside of WF. I've personally had...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th April 2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 598
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: What is you success story and most importantly...are you happy with where you are at now?

I started building my first website in college...In fact, I distinctly remember skipping out on all of the freshman orientation activities to lurk around here on WF, and to do some background...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th April 2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 623
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: outsourcing - which one you prefer?

I'm fine being called by whatever, it doesn't really make any difference to me. However, I always address my contractors by their first name, and so typically after awhile they'll do the same to me....
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th April 2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,426
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Did I find a Golden Keyword?!?!?!!

Unfortunately, one of the downsides of relying on an outdated course for doing your keyword research is… You get outdated results. Nobody has seriously used the search-in-quotes method of competition...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th April 2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 516
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Review Articles

Well, when republishing from EZA the only thing you're allowed to do is append your own content, not alter the original author's in any way. But you don't have to alter the article to insert your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th April 2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 896
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: What To Do If You're Looking for Article Writing Gigs

Or at least have the decency to append a nice and honest TL;DR!! ;)

I, however, DID read the OP and as someone who's been on both sides of the equation - hiring and freelancing - I agree that it's...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th April 2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 798
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Pinterest is #3 of All Social Networks

Did Steve Jobs invent the MP3 player?

Did McDonald's invent the cheeseburger?

It doesn't matter who did it first, it matters who did it best.

Pinterest clearly did something right,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th April 2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 19,104
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: TweetAttacks RIP .... Gone forever :( - See scanned Sue document here

YAAAAY! I'll finally start doing something on Twitter if I know it's not completely and totally pointless.

BRILLIANT MOVE!

I was mad at Twitter earlier this month for acquiring Posterous...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th April 2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,129
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Article Syndication:1 Thing That Messes With Your Traffic?

I'm not going to tell you that SEO is going to stop having a presence in Internet marketing, because if there is a search engine then there is a way to optimize for it. However, I will say that SEO...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th April 2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,530
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: A Successful Penny Auction Business

I thought about getting into the penny auction business about 6 months ago, but never ended up following through with it because it seemed like a terrible idea, even then. I would HIGHLY recommend...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th April 2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,063
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Did Google Finally Deindex Link Authority?

If you've got the money and the know-how, private network is the superior option.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th April 2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 758
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Advice For Whether To Keep My Site Or Sell It!

Very fair comment, sir, and yes I would. I think you could do 5 figures without difficulty. Generally, I believe you can estimate 8x - 12x multiplier on monthly revenue for $X,XXX/month sites,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th April 2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 758
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Advice For Whether To Keep My Site Or Sell It!

Well, actually I didn't think of that… =/

It being a health product, it's probably going to get more popular in the summer. It may very well be worth it to hold onto it for another few months and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th April 2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 758
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Advice For Whether To Keep My Site Or Sell It!

My advice would be to go ahead and sell it. I personally decide when I register the domain whether this is a site I plan to sell or not, but the fact that you're thinking about selling at all tells...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th April 2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: best way to sell my sites

You can sell on...

Flippa - Recommended for its size and reputation; take some time to familiarize yourself with the platform and see what sites like yours are selling for.

WF's Complete Sites...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd April 2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 477
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Inserting links into syndicated articles?

Well, inserting an ad block is fine because generally, and ad block is clearly not part of the article. Inserting a link into the middle of somebody else's article, however, is falsely manipulating...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th March 2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 672
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Good Grief I Stink At Video Marketing

Good diction and a conversational tone go a long way. I don't have any TV experience like Nicole, but I've got some stage-acting experience and I know that most people have a bad tendency to blend...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th March 2012, 08:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 817
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: [First Edition]Journey From $0 To one million

If you've got $20 then you could post an ad in the Warriors for Hire section of this forum. I've had some good results from doing the exact same thing and offering my writing service.

On either...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th March 2012, 07:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,493
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Using forums (like this) could actually hurt a beginner's chances online...

This is exactly why I ended up taking a 'black out' from all things IM when I was in the beginning stages of my career. After getting so many ideas, making so many plans, researching so many methods,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th March 2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Good Panda 3.4

I can't believe I missed this memo - I guess it's time to up my advertising budget!

LOL to the "possible occurrence of compassion"...



He was being sarcastic. It's a joke, with laughter!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th March 2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 532
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Selling Articles Questions.

I think you should go for it as well...Who knows? Nobody is marketing themselves that way at the moment, at least in WF, so it could turn turn out to work very well for you. I'd definitely be curious...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th March 2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,598
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Pinterest as we know it is dead. Help get the word out!

LOL this post...I'd be lying if I said I wasn't just a little bit glad that Pinterest is screwing over Internet Marketers. One more thing I don't have to learn about!

This is nothing new guys,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th March 2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,913
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Ezines Article Still Worth it? (NOT FROM AN SEO POINT OF VIEW)?

Well, I'm not Alexa but I'll do my humble best. My own responses are in red.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th March 2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,123
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: What Would You Do If Amazon Asked You This?

Yea, Amazon's going to get what they want either way. The fact that they're willing to pay for it and didn't just send a notice of seizure is actually surprising to me. Take the money and run before...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th March 2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 761
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Can I damage another person AdSense account? (without intention)

The thing to do here if you're not sure is to put up a warning of some sort (even if it's just in the terms of service) that you take no responsibility for anything that happens to their adsense...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th March 2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,673
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Google is stalking me... oh boy

Well I know for a fact that Google allows you to opt out of the cookie, and you can block it from your browser too.

For Adsense publishers, which to be fair hasn't described me for some time, I'm...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th March 2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,179
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Trade Off Between Loneliness and Freedom...An Internet Marketers Life

I do agree that it takes some initial getting used to...More for some than others depending on your personality. I'd say that I myself have struggled only mildly with the lonely aspect, but I'm also...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th March 2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 447
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Purchased CTR-Theme but this is wierd

Have you tried contacting the support? If so, what did they say?

I haven't used CTR theme in a long time, but I never remember noticing a wphackz.com anywhere in the backend or frontend. Maybe...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd February 2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,178
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Article Marketing, let me make sure I have this right.

Yes, I considered explaining this, but I didn't want to make my post any more elaborate than it needed to be since the OP expressed an interest in at least somewhat concise explanation, and I know...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd February 2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 853
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: how often should you post on a blog?

Well, the most important thing to remember is that when it comes to SEO and updating your website, CONSISTENCY is more important than FREQUENCY.

So, it doesn't really matter how often you post new...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd February 2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,178
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Article Marketing, let me make sure I have this right.

Okay Matt, listen up. I'm gonna make this simple for you, and I'm going to do what you asked...Address every sentence in that paragraph 1 by 1.

Stop spinning. Stop reading. Stop listening to...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 20th February 2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 895
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Thank You For Denying Me

I'm with Jason - it might sound harsh, but you really need some focus in your business.

That doesn't mean that you HAVE to get accepted into this CPA network, but it does mean that you need to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th February 2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,501
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: What automated SEO software do you use?

SEO spyglass or any number of other backlink checking tools/services should work fine for that, too.

But I do agree, even using automation (or maybe especially using automation), it is pivotal...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th February 2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,268
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: Top 10 newbie errors

Do you have any of your own that you'd like to possibly start us off with?

I would say mine are:


Procrastination.
Not treating it like a business.
Lack of follow-through.
Putting all...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th February 2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 708
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: 50USD article vs 250USD article

As a writer I think I can help shed some light on this. My answer is that having a big reputation as a writer certainly does matter, but not quite in the same way as it does with speakers, and you...
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