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Forum: Off Topic Forum 7th October 2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,089
Posted By Shadowflux
Re: I don't hold out much hope for civilization...

I see this sort of thing everywhere and it drives me insane. Blogs and websites are one thing, magazines are worse but books are, by far, the most inexcusable.

Modern books are full of typos. ...
Forum: Copywriting 7th October 2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,033
Posted By Shadowflux
Re: What Words Do You Hate Seeing in Copy?

"Trainers Hate Him!"

Yeah because he spreads false information rather than effective fitness advice...

I hate the term "laser targeted". I prefer the term "precision guided".
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th October 2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 744
Posted By Shadowflux
Re: I Need Marketing Advice And idea's For Selling A Physical Product We Serve The State of Ga.

Halloween is coming up. How about a quick guide on how to decorate your shed for Halloween? Sort of like a mini haunted house. It can be an accent piece to people's other lawn decorations.

You...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th October 2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 820
Posted By Shadowflux
Re: Internet Marketer Question ... Being Too Skeptical vs. Being Too Gullible

To be honest, I'm quite skeptical myself. Maybe it's because I'm a copywriter so I'm used to hearing exciting descriptions of things, maybe it's just because I've seen so many ideas fall apart...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd October 2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,011
Posted By Shadowflux
Re: If I was a top copywriter, here's what I'd do...

The service you provide as a copywriter is the product you're selling. You'll use every bit of your copywriting knowledge to land clients.

Personally, I just prefer writing. I like working with...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd October 2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,253
Posted By Shadowflux
Re: Even "Article Syndication" Is Dead!

Original content has always been king, even before any of these major updates. A lot of the cheaper articles were written based off of information found in original content. People would search for...
Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 3rd October 2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 685
Posted By Shadowflux
Re: ABSURD COMEDY COPYWRITER NEEDED URGENTLY

A copy gig where I don't have to constrain my sarcastic yet eloquent sense of humor? PM sent
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd October 2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 800
Posted By Shadowflux
Re: Should I give it away, or sell it for $1?

Why not offer it for $9.97 but let people have it for free if they optin? This way you're getting people who would be interested in the product but you're also offering them a great deal.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd May 2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 523
Posted By Shadowflux
Re: My computer....

My latest laptop came with Windows 8 and it was a bit frustrating at first.

As a writer, the biggest problem I had was that it didn't come with any form of Microsoft Word. That was a BIG problem...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th May 2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,586
Posted By Shadowflux
Re: Content Creation Software

If you need good content but can't afford to pay for it then why not just host guest posts?

You won't be able to charge for publishing them until your site is more established but plenty of people...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th May 2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 764
Posted By Shadowflux
Re: This is a too broad of a niche?! Hellpp!

I think the general niche, that of bulking up through what I'm assuming is a weight lifting routine, is perfectly fine. Sometimes you can't pick your most specific niche right away because it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th May 2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,071
Posted By Shadowflux
Re: Fiverr is it just full or crap?

Fiverr can be a great resource. I've had a lot of success with it in the past. I know that people who ordered my gigs got a great value and received work that cost a fraction of what I'd usually...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th February 2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,763
Posted By Shadowflux
Re: IM = business or well paid job?

The problem with the question in the OP is pretty easy to spot.

Both jobs and businesses require a lot of work. In most cases, in fact, running a successful business requires more work than just...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th February 2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 648
Posted By Shadowflux
Re: I have land, need ideas on what to do with it

You could rent space to a billboard company if its near a main road. They'll set everything up, take care of it, and just send you rent payments.
Forum: Mind Warriors 19th February 2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 886
Posted By Shadowflux
Re: Does this self-improvement strategy make sense?

Why not try creating your own product that helps people do exactly what you're doing? There are a lot of people like you, serial self improvers. I suppose I could be one of them since I'm always...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th February 2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 824
Posted By Shadowflux
Re: What if almost no one likes my product?

An NDA is a Non-Disclosure Agreement. It's a contract that says the person signing it won't disclose any information about the product. I've had to sign them when working with a few different...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th February 2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 824
Posted By Shadowflux
Re: What if almost no one likes my product?

Here's what I would suggest:

1. Finish the Product
It doesn't have to be 100% perfect, it just has to be done. You can always add more flash and bling later.

2. Do a limited market release...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th February 2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 447
Posted By Shadowflux
My Slush Fund strategy for growing your business

The key to success in business is starting small and growing from there. Businesses need money to grow just as much as plants need sunlight and mammals need food. Without reinvesting in your own...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th February 2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 651
Posted By Shadowflux
Re: How does one break into the freelancer market?

The answer to what you're basically asking is the fundamental purpose of marketing. How do you get people to take notice of you? How do you get them to choose you over the competition?

This is...
Forum: Copywriting 17th February 2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 773
Posted By Shadowflux
Re: You really can make people believe a lie... with good advertising

I think you can't understand the importance of the engagement ring if you haven't been married. I had all sorts of ideas about what an engagement ring was meant for until I got married, then my eyes...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th February 2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 909
Posted By Shadowflux
Re: Email series: Soap Opera Story Style? VS Giving BEST tips +secrets Free?(how to combine Both Sty

I can only give away so much valuable information for free, I'm sure you understand. I don't mind helping once in a while but I refuse to hold anyone's hand.

If you're having that much trouble...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th February 2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 786
Posted By Shadowflux
Re: Best Place To Start?

This is what I would honestly suggest and it's how I got started:

Turn off the computer. Go out to the bookstore or library. Find books on marketing, business development, productivity,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th February 2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 909
Posted By Shadowflux
Re: Email series: Soap Opera Story Style? VS Giving BEST tips +secrets Free?(how to combine Both Sty

I would suggest utilizing all three elements in each email. This way you'd have:

1. A Story
2. Lessons from the story
3. A cliffhanger

Here's a quick example of what I'm talking about:

"I...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th February 2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By Shadowflux
Re: "Warrior For Hire" Question: How not to get burned by PayPal

I think the problem might be the fact that you're so concerned with refunds. While it may be true that some people will abuse the refund policy, they may purchase something and then ask for a refund...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th February 2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,332
Posted By Shadowflux
Re: Offline inspiration: secrets of self-made millionaires

While I haven't read the book, I've known enough self made millionaires to point out some of the major differences between them and "normal, ordinary, everyday" people.

The self made millionaires...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th February 2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 645
Posted By Shadowflux
Re: Writing An eBook

The beautiful part about all this is you can hire someone to do everything you don't want to do. Here's what I would suggest:



Rather than writing, record yourself speaking what you would...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th February 2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,207
Posted By Shadowflux
Re: Content Writing - Am I Paying Too Much?

I would certainly consider it, especially if the flat fee was a fair price for the material you need. The thing is most copywriters aren't interested in reducing their fee for a portion of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th February 2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,729
Posted By Shadowflux
Re: Where to get article witers?

I would suggest finding one or two writers you like and keeping them as your personal writers. This is probably a better option in the long run.

The reason I say this is that the material I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th February 2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 603
Posted By Shadowflux
Re: Which path to choose ?

I'm really tired so please excuse me if I don't sound very intelligent right now.

I would go with Number 2. The reason is that you'll be building something. That 80% figure is probably a bit...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 14th February 2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 706
Posted By Shadowflux
Re: What's One Reason That You Believe People Fail In Online Business?

One of the biggest problems I see is that people think IM is a real, tangible thing and not simply marketing done on the internet. The people who make a lot of money treat what they do like a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th February 2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 804
Posted By Shadowflux
Re: Please help me with targeting market

Well, this may not be a very useful answer but it seems like the products tie into a great range of different markets. If they were all baby products, or all sports products, it would be a different...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th February 2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,212
Posted By Shadowflux
Re: E-Book Pricing Strategy?

The price of a product is somewhat determined by your business strategy. I don't mean "I want to make 5 figures a month". I mean the actual plan, the strategy for your entire business, your system....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th February 2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,207
Posted By Shadowflux
Re: Content Writing - Am I Paying Too Much?

I don't mean to sound like a contrarian, I'm certainly not trying to speak out against my fellow writers, but this is far from the first thread I've seen where people are advocating rather high...
Forum: Mind Warriors 13th February 2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,025
Posted By Shadowflux
Re: What is the biggest joy of being an Entrepreneur?

I really just love the process. The money is great, don't get me wrong, but after a while the numbers in your bank account are just numbers. Money is like a video game score.

What I really enjoy...
Forum: Website Design 13th February 2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By Shadowflux
Re: WP Question: Blog themes vs Magazine themes

I simply meant they're not important for you guys, right now.

I have all the important details worked out. I just wanted some opinions on the two types of themes.
Forum: Website Design 13th February 2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By Shadowflux
Re: WP Question: Blog themes vs Magazine themes

This is why it's sort of hard to decide.

Maybe it's just me but I feel like the traditional blog layout, with articles on one side and the sidebars on the other, feels.....a little outdated. I...
Forum: Website Design 13th February 2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By Shadowflux
WP Question: Blog themes vs Magazine themes

Hey everyone,

I appreciate you taking the time to help me out. I'm currently working on a new website. The details aren't terribly important, just that it will essentially be a blog. It's meant...
Forum: Social Media 12th February 2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,770
Posted By Shadowflux
Re: Facebook, is this true?

Call me a Luddite if you want but I've never been fully sold on Facebook. Something always seemed a little fishy.

Now that they need to answer to shareholders they're going to be even more profit...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th February 2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 578
Posted By Shadowflux
Re: What's Your Exit Plan?

My exit strategies are still up in the air but I have been considering them. I think they're important because you can't measure your own success without an identifiable goal.

What I've done is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th February 2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,966
Posted By Shadowflux
Re: Building A List Around Cannabis Or Video Games?

So I'm thinking I shouldn't even bother commenting in a thread so full of arguments but here I go:

I think cannabis will be an evolving niche which, if fully legalized, will become a truly major...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th February 2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By Shadowflux
Re: New to marketing analyzing. Need help and guidance

I love Asian food and I love small businesses. Here are a few suggestions which may or may not seem obvious.

Online Menus

Make sure the restaurant can be found on websites that host local...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th February 2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 775
Posted By Shadowflux
Re: How does a newbie make/sell an IM infoproduct?

Don't.

That would be my advice. There are just too many "newbies" creating IM info products that simply aren't any good. When you release a product, you're tying your reputation to it. If the...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 7th February 2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By Shadowflux
Re: Twitter loses half a billion dollars

I'm still skeptical about how well social media works as a publicly traded company. There was a lot of hype and a lot of interest but I can't shake the feeling that most of that came from people...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th February 2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 568
Posted By Shadowflux
Re: Bait and switch?

There is one MAJOR benefit to not doing this sort of thing and choosing to be honest, upfront, and reputable.

You can rest easy.

There really is less to worry about when you're just honest and...
Forum: Mind Warriors 7th February 2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 799
Posted By Shadowflux
Re: What Do You Fear The Most?

"I must not fear. Fear is the mind killer. Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear." - Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear

Sorry, I couldn't resist.

Right...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th February 2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 42,749
Posted By Shadowflux
Re: Jordan Belfort's Straight Line System

I don't mean to insert myself into the middle of an active conversation but I really liked this video. I ended up watching a few other videos of his when this one was finished.

I really love the...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 6th February 2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By Shadowflux
Re: Stealing from Warriorforum

I apparently had an article stolen once. My brother said he read it on some website which happened to not be the one it was written for.

That article was pure fiction.

It was part of my world...
Forum: Copywriting 6th February 2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 606
Posted By Shadowflux
Re: Do looks matter?

I think modern internet users have a certain expectation for what they'll find on a reputable site. A very nicely designed web page will instill trust and help promote the copy. People judge things...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th February 2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 591
Posted By Shadowflux
Re: [IDEAS NEEDED] Other ways to say....

Region specific
Localized customer targeting
Community buzz generation
Neighborhood recognition
Local market dominance
Specific area focus
Close proximity awareness

As a writer, I always...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th February 2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,039
Posted By Shadowflux
Re: Fiverr sellers, what percentage of customers rate your gig?

I had almost all of my buyers leaving reviews. I was offering a service so there was a bit of interaction to begin with. When I delivered the work I would add something like:

"Thank you for...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 3rd February 2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 339
Posted By Shadowflux
Re: What are your pet punctuation, spelling, and English usage peeves?

I've been doing a lot of editing for other people lately and I keep seeing them use commas with "but". Like:

"I thought it would be hard but, I found out it was easy."

You don't need a comma. ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st January 2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 693
Posted By Shadowflux
Re: Contacting Businesses For Writing Opportunities

Well, this may not be very helpful to you but past work is the best way to convince them you'd be a good fit. I know, this is like a catch 22 "I can't land these clients because I don't have...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st January 2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,115
Posted By Shadowflux
Re: Starting out, is this realistic?

Getting a mentor to help avoid rookie mistakes can seem like an enticing idea but think about this:

Your mentor made rookie mistakes in the beginning.

Rookie mistakes are great, as long as they...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st January 2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By Shadowflux
Re: What's your opinion on QR codes?

I think you guys are right about people not implementing them correctly. I've seen them used a lot on in-store signs. I guess the idea is that people will walk by, see it, and then access the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st January 2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By Shadowflux
What's your opinion on QR codes?

QR codes, in case you don't know, are those funky looking squares that appear to be a problematic game of Tetris. They can be used by smartphones and other mobile devices to access content.
...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 30th January 2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By Shadowflux
Re: Does this help you relax?

Lifting weights works pretty well for me. I suppose I get a bit more pumped up than relaxed while I'm doing it but afterwards I find it pretty easy to chill out.

It's a great way to get out some...
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