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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th August 2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,920
Posted By Zabrina
Re: content writing at $2, is it worth?

You can answer that question yourself by doing a little math. Look at your budget and figure out how much money you absolutely need to earn each month. Could you scrape by on, say, $2,000 a month?
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th August 2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 758
Posted By Zabrina
Re: PLR Vs. Outsource Articles Quality?

The jeopardy is that one can manufacture onerous, stiff sentences by aimlessly using a thesaurus. ;)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th August 2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,021
Posted By Zabrina
Re: This business put me in the EMERGENCY ROOM!

This is a very important message for all marketers -- and other service providers online, for that matter. I know someone who is currently unable to work on the computer providing graphic design-type...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th August 2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 423
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Would someone review my site please?

I can't tell you what will work for sure, only the strategy that I've seen recommended lately. ;) That is: long, detailed, unique reviews. You could review different online coffee providers, tea...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th August 2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,931
Posted By Zabrina
Re: How to protect yourself when freelancing

I generally ask for 50/50 payments for anything over $100, upfront payments for smaller projects like single articles. If it's a big project ($300-$500ish or more), I might split it into payments...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th May 2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,191
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Attempting to Write for Hire

There's a huge "difficulty myth" surrounding CC, mainly perpetuated by people who just plain can't write. To them, it feels unfair and anal-retentive and silly. But if you're a decent writer, it's...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th May 2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,191
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Attempting to Write for Hire

Since I haven't seen it recommended yet, Constant Content is a fantastic website for making money. Judging by the style and quality of your posts, I think your articles will be just fine, though...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th May 2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 591
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Writing Style on a Travel Blog

People reading travel blogs don't usually want to hear mundane details, except when necessary. If you're writing instructions on how to get through LAX with your sanity, mundane details are great. If...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 9th May 2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Food Safety Report USDA Is Hiding From You

Thanks! Good to see you, too. :) Had one heck of a school semester that ended in a bout of misdiagnosed pneumonia, three torn ribcage muscles, and no sense of smell (I've been without for two months...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 8th May 2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Food Safety Report USDA Is Hiding From You

The downright scary practices of the FDA and USDA make me very glad to be in Canada, where rBGH is outlawed, but there's still a lot of problems with the food industry that do cross the border....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th May 2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,000
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Is it worth it to bring my article up to 1000 words?

Alexa and Christopher, you two said what I wanted to. :) As a writer, I like longer articles because I get to delve deeper into the subject and provide useful material. As a reader, I like longer...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th December 2011, 09:33 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,789
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Cheap Content Sux: Calling All High-Quality Content Writers

The thing is, when you offer high-quality content services, it looks pretty suspicious to be calling out all the others. To use another comparison, the boutique home furnishing store I referred to in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th December 2011, 09:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 466
Posted By Zabrina
Re: What are the best communities to join in? I have a lot of spare time...

Sounds like you're still in the basic education stage. Hanging out here for a while is all you really need, but if you're looking for paid memberships, I'm also part of the E1KAD forum (not linking...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th December 2011, 06:22 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,789
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Cheap Content Sux: Calling All High-Quality Content Writers

Just say "no thanks, my rate for this project would be X, and I can't discount without the quality of my work suffering". Let them go their way and go your own.

It's easy to avoid being annoyed if...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th December 2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 10,559
Posted By Zabrina
Re: What was your profession before you started internet marketing?

I've done a ton of entrepreneurial enterprises since I was old enough to sell. :D As for traditional jobs, I've been a retail cashier, supervisor, yarn store employee, and help desk worker. :p
Forum: Mind Warriors 16th December 2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,934
Posted By Zabrina
Re: The Best Way To Start Your Day

I've been thinking about doing this, actually. I think it would help improve my energy and focus, but one problem is that it's usually pretty damn cold out at that hour, and I'm not very...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th December 2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,425
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Another question for Alexa (and anyone else who really has insight)

I might not be a goo-roo like Alexa (just teasing :D), but I can answer this, at least:



There's a ton of different angles you can take on the same topic. Here's a few, in the form of subject...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th December 2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 789
Posted By Zabrina
Re: The most profitable way to use PLR articles?

I use PLR as a resource to write articles for my own sites sometimes, but I have to stress something that often doesn't get mentioned when people say to rewrite PLR: don't just rewrite it.

Find...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th December 2011, 10:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 835
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Focus on One Niche?

If you're just getting bored, subniches can help you get interested again. I mean, there are so many dozens of subniches in dating/relationships to explore... geek dating, long-distance dating, age...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th December 2011, 10:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 897
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Can You Get Banned for Sharing Your Services thru PM?

Others have offered great explanations already, but I noticed you mentioned that you've already posted a Warriors for Hire ad.

Maybe it needs to go into the WSO section with a credits system like...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th December 2011, 09:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,347
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Amazon Create Space Success

I've done it before, and I have three up and selling. Well, to be precise, one book generates the majority of my sales. The other two sell odd copies now and again. It's definitely a matter of:
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th December 2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,312
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Is there a place where people are looking for writers?

This list rocks.

My favourites from the ones listed are Constant Content and CloudCrowd. Constant Content is hard to get started at if you're a bad writer, and CloudCrowd has a little more leeway...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th December 2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 572
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Fundamental skills

Bingo... that was what I was going to post, too. :)

When I first started in IM, I read an amazing ebook (wish I could remember who wrote it) that advised readers to make a list of skills,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd July 2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 442
Posted By Zabrina
Golden lessons learned raising $5,000 with IM for charity...

I just got back from a trip to Haiti with a group of 21 other volunteers, and each of us raised $5,000 to help build a community centre to house orphans, educate them, provide microfinance loans, and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th May 2011, 07:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 811
Posted By Zabrina
Re: My Content Suck,Right?...Kindly Give Your Opinion By Pin Pointing The Errors

This comes off like a sales pitch. There are a few grammatical mistakes, and it's okay overall, but it immediately puts the shopper on guard for a sales offer.

If you want to sell someone on a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th May 2011, 03:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 979
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Do you worry about giving your niche ideas away to article writing services?

From the perspective of a writer, I wouldn't worry. From the perspective of a marketer, I'd only worry a little.

If you're writing for cash, you're probably writing about three or four different...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st May 2011, 07:30 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,459
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Article Writers Beware!Something Really Fishy Is Going On Lately

Major magazines and newspapers don't suddenly change their location, name, and email address and go missing.

Your doctor or dentist has all of your personal case history and information about your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th April 2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,196
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Best Way To Offer A Customer Instant Download for E-Book/Audio/Video (Thanks as always)

I'm really liking Digiresults these days, too. I think others use their system for non-IM products, and it's very painless compared to the frustrating setup I had with Paypal and building my own...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th April 2011, 11:35 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,459
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Article Writers Beware!Something Really Fishy Is Going On Lately

I strongly disagree. :)

Work has been done. It should be paid for. Sure, it might not be worth taking them to small claims court over $50 or $200, but it's good work and it took time and energy --...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th April 2011, 07:58 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,459
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Article Writers Beware!Something Really Fishy Is Going On Lately

Hmm... can't say I have, but I'll knock on wood now.

A little advice...

Case 1: Send him a Paypal invoice. Wait two days, send a reminder (this is built into Paypal's invoice system) and a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th April 2011, 07:41 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,043
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Is a college degree really necessary?

Hmm... I can't help but say something. What you get out of university is proportionate to what you put in. :rolleyes: If you'd applied the attitude, beliefs, and engagement you had when backpacking...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 30th April 2011, 07:18 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,698
Posted By Zabrina
Re: ***ATTENTION WARRIORS*** ADMIN APPROVED!! PLEASE READ!

I just bought it. Of all the things I've spent $100 on -- a good meal for two, sexy boots, a camcorder -- none has promised such a ROI.

...a rock-solid education and saving a life?

Helloooo,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th April 2011, 07:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,074
Posted By Zabrina
Re: A product to die for!

Awesome story, I'm glad your friend is okay! :)

I've got a product something like that... not life-and-death, but about a condition. All the advice comes from scientific research and my own...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th April 2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By Zabrina
Re: why does the authors give there plr articles?

Depends on the website and PLR articles in question...

There's a certain pack of 100K or so PLR articles that's given away for free in various places. Components of it (various topic folders), of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th April 2011, 01:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Where to offer article writing service?

Very true... that's a good intermediate step between here and a WFH ad. :)

I did this too... before I had the cash for a domain name, I made a Blogger portfolio (Wordpress rejected me when they...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th April 2011, 07:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,073
Posted By Zabrina
Re: What exercises help you overcome writer's block?

Get off the computer for an hour. If you're desperate for time, fifteen minutes.

--Go for a walk in a park or around the block
--Do the dishes
--Pet, groom, play with, feed your cat/dog/snake...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th April 2011, 07:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 697
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Where do you prefer to find freelance writers?

Here's a list... :D

--Job sites like Fiverr
Variable quality and trustworthiness... tread carefully. Amazing writers and terrible writers alike hang out here. You've got lots of options, though!...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th April 2011, 06:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,020
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Need Ideas On How To Monetize This Site!

I think there's a "custom hairstyle" program out there that allows a customer to upload their face and see how they look with different hairstyles. I've seen several versions, and I bet at least one...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th April 2011, 06:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 508
Posted By Zabrina
Re: What would make you rate a Service 5-Star?

My experience as a writer might help you out a bit... I've found people are most impressed by three things:

--High quality. Speaks for itself, really... they don't want to edit your article before...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th April 2011, 04:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 624
Posted By Zabrina
Re: 17 With £850 To invest

My advice? Set aside a few hundred dollars for expenses, then invest the rest in a GIC or something similar that keeps your money for three or six months so you can't spend it. It'll be very tempting...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th April 2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,490
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Do you ever write articles on topics you're not much of an authority on?

This answer should get the ringing bells, streams of confetti, and shiny prize in my opinion. :)

Through being a geek since childhood, I've learned how to use Google to find just about anything I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th April 2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 884
Posted By Zabrina
Re: WSO or Warrior for Hire?

It depends... in my perception, there's a few differences.

A WSO is a short-term offer or radical discount... an exclusive "50% off for Warriors until May 1st!" type deal.

A Warriors for Hire...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th April 2011, 06:18 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 11,374
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Warrior All Stars - The Save KimW Project is Now Official

Wonderful, Kim! I'm sure you can be a success story like that too. :D

Just bumping 'cause I didn't get an answer and don't want to leave you guys hanging if you do need this...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th April 2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 867
Posted By Zabrina
Re: How to know if google banned me??

Simple. Search for this string on Google: site:[yourURLhere]

site:hotdamnshortsales.com turned up two pages of Google results.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th April 2011, 07:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 791
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Info Overload! Noob confessions...

Pick one method and stick with it. :)

For me, when I first started making money, that meant deciding to focus on one talent: writing.

Then I looked at ways to make money writing: product...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd April 2011, 09:08 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,981
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Your real name vs a pseudonym

Some days I wish I'd concealed that... I wanted to start another account on the WF as a man and see whether it truly is easier to get work... a "tell all" case study of sorts. Sadly, the Help Desk's...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd April 2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,151
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Something to Consider Before Accepting Freelance Work (Article Writing)

I'm originally from BC, love it there. :) The only unfortunate thing is having fewer options for writing sites sometimes.

If you decide to go with Constant Content, drop me a PM and I'll provide...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd April 2011, 07:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,104
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Newbie looking for Advice on Beginning

Don't spend any money on IM that you didn't earn from IM.

That may mean you have to work hard offering services before you can get training in specific methods of making money, but it keeps you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd April 2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,151
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Something to Consider Before Accepting Freelance Work (Article Writing)

Here's another piece of advice: capitalize on the journalism courses, especially if you have a degree. :)

Nope, CC pays out to other countries too. I'm Canadian and I've made a good chunk of cash...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd April 2011, 05:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,151
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Something to Consider Before Accepting Freelance Work (Article Writing)

Glad you liked my thread -- I hope it helps both writers and those who hire them. :)

Based on your posts, it looks like you have good English skills, so you should never have to take a job that's...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st April 2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 11,374
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Warrior All Stars - The Save KimW Project is Now Official

Ahh, makes sense! :) I certainly didn't mean to imply that. I was thinking this might help people who don't really have money or spare products to contribute right now, but are already about to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st April 2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 11,374
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Warrior All Stars - The Save KimW Project is Now Official

Here are some sig banners, as promised...

http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/3381/kim1.png
http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/3381/kim1.png

http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/4981/kim2.png...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st April 2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 11,374
Posted By Zabrina
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th April 2011, 05:20 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 11,374
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Warrior All Stars - The Save KimW Project is Now Official

I don't have much to donate, since every spare penny of mine is right now going to the Haiti fundraiser I'm working on... but I'm running a WSO soon for my charity effort. Maybe I can split the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd March 2011, 05:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 875
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Self Hosted Fund Raising Page

Have you checked out Crowdrise? That's the fundraising platform I'm on for what I'm doing right now, and it works beautifully. It's already set up, trustworthy, and accepts credit cards or offline...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st March 2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,032
Posted By Zabrina
Re: Article Writing vs Article Marketing

Have you thought about dividing your time? :)

For instance, if you spend four hours each evening from Monday to Friday on your business, you could devote Monday through Thursday to working for...
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