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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd June 2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,108
Posted By Sarah Russell
Re: OK I bought your WSOs, but don't email me 120 emails!

To the marketer, it doesn't matter whether or not you like receiving that many emails - what matters is what number of messages/week results in the greatest number of sales. Sure, these sales might...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th May 2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,637
Posted By Sarah Russell
Re: The War Room

I see you've already joined, but just a word of caution about the War Room...

Yes, it's an incredible value, and the caliber of the information being given away there is unparalleled.

That...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th May 2011, 09:14 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,068
Posted By Sarah Russell
Re: Google +1 Button - The Game is Changing

Can't see this gaining too much traction if it's only on Chrome and you have to install the extension in the first place. Even if it does, Google can't give it too much of a priority over other...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th March 2011, 10:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 807
Posted By Sarah Russell
Re: Legal - Is "Case Study" the new workaround term for "Testimonial"?

Case studies to me mean actual in-depth analysis, as well as proof of how the tool/product/etc was used. You're right, though, I've been seeing a lot of "case studies" (glorified testimonials) that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd March 2011, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 680
Posted By Sarah Russell
Re: Tips on buying from Flippa?

Regarding site transfers, a lot depends on what the seller is willing to do. When I sell sites on Flippa, I offer to move all of the files over to the buyer's hosting so that they don't have to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd March 2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,614
Posted By Sarah Russell
Re: Tim Ferriss - Big Lesson

Like Phil, I've actually read the book, and one thing I'd say is that Tim is quite up front with the fact that the results described in the book are his personal experiences only (ie - not...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th February 2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,854
Posted By Sarah Russell
Re: What Was The Biggest Thing You Had To Overcome

Dude - I recently upgraded to one of those phones with the new-fangled texty keyboard thing. Now people want me to get a phone with teh interwebs inside it? What is this, 2004?!?! :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th February 2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,854
Posted By Sarah Russell
Re: What Was The Biggest Thing You Had To Overcome

Focusing on one thing at a time, and realizing that I had to treat things like an actual business if I wanted to succeed.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th February 2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,888
Posted By Sarah Russell
Re: Newbie Checklist

Great list of tips :) If I could add one thing (that you kind of hint at, but I like to say explicitly) - this is a *business*. IM can be a very rewarding and enjoyable business, but at the end of...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th February 2011, 04:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,395
Posted By Sarah Russell
Re: WordPress VS Joomla VS Drupal in Terms of SEO

Definitely Wordpress from a usability and SEO standpoint. This is probably out of date, but the last version of Joomla I used didn't even have an option to add keyword-rich permalinks without...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th February 2011, 11:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,305
Posted By Sarah Russell
Re: Thinking Of Writing An Ebook? Read This!!

Honestly, at $3/article spread out over different outsourcers charging this rate, it sounds like you're going to wind up with a bunch of crap content that doesn't flow together into a coherent ebook....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th January 2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 739
Posted By Sarah Russell
Re: Clickbank Vs My Own Program

If you're having success with PAP, why switch? Yes, there's an argument to be made that CB will give you more access to potential affiliates, but from what I've seen, the small product launches on...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th January 2011, 11:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 933
Posted By Sarah Russell
Re: Be A Base Hitter... Outsource Home-Runs

John - Great post. I love this analogy, not just for the reasons you mentioned, but also because it's worth remembering that very, very few baseball enthusiasts actually plan in the Major League. ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th January 2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 947
Posted By Sarah Russell
Re: What are the top 5 affiliate programs on the web?

Amazon Associates, Clickbank, Commission Junction, Linkshare & Share-a-Sale are the main programs that I use.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th January 2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 655
Posted By Sarah Russell
Re: Has The IM Niche Gone Mainstream?

I don't care how often I see that stuff repeated - I love seeing articles about IM in the mainstream news, because it makes my family think I'm less crazy for "messing around online" all the time :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th January 2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,034
Posted By Sarah Russell
Re: How many times can you spin an article?

Depends a lot on the quality of the spin syntax. I haven't found many automated programs that do a good job of putting together even one decently spun revision, but if I take a few hours myself to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th January 2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,300
Posted By Sarah Russell
Re: What Would You Do If Your Wife Said This To You?

Who cares how much Steven makes and whether or not he includes a signature in his posts - why not look at this is a chance to discuss the very real issue of planning an exit strategy from internet...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th January 2011, 09:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,081
Posted By Sarah Russell
Re: That Is One Heck Of An Evil Place!!!

Haha - sooooooo true! :) I have to set a time limit on Leechblock for the War Room so that I know when to stop and get back to work. There's way too much good info in there!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd November 2010, 01:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 941
Posted By Sarah Russell
Re: What can be done with PLR - Private Label Rights?

Depends on what niche you're in and what you hope to achieve. If you aren't a strong writer or if you're on a time crunch with a site, it can be a lot faster to re-write PLR to create articles and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd November 2010, 12:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 637
Posted By Sarah Russell
Re: How to find Content for your website

I don't think Tina means to pack the keywords in, just that you'd want to try to write your articles on different aspects of the same overarching topic. Cheap cars, for example, could be tackled...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th September 2010, 02:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,058
Posted By Sarah Russell
Re: What if i am passionate about my niche but it is way too oversaturated

You don't have to tackle the entire fitness niche at once - instead, find your own little piece of the pie that you can dominate and start from there.

"Fitness" as a keyword probably has an...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st June 2010, 08:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 771
Posted By Sarah Russell
Re: If you had to start from scratch...

If I could start again, I would pick one method and focus on it, rather than spending a few years jumping around from strategy to strategy. I would have started outsourcing sooner, and I would have...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st May 2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 691
Posted By Sarah Russell
Re: Wake Up List!

Send good, valuable content in the body of the email - not as a downloadable freebie. I'm always skeptical of links that take me to download link for free products - I usually figure there's going...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st May 2010, 06:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By Sarah Russell
Re: Do I post this in the WSO or Warrior For Hire Section?

If you're selling the blog plus the articles, you probably want the Complete Sites for Sale section or the Classified Ads section.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th May 2010, 06:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 778
Posted By Sarah Russell
Re: Before you read that WSO ... (silly thing I do)

I try to stay focused on the basics. Although it doesn't always feel like it, deep down I already know everything I need to know in order to succeed online. One little "secret" in a WSO isn't going...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th May 2010, 06:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 736
Posted By Sarah Russell
Re: What Happens When Your Passion Is In A Very Competative Niche

Narrow in on a smaller sub-niche of the one you're passionate about. If you're passionate about weight loss, maybe you can target something like "getting rid of upper arm fat". It'll be much easier...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th May 2010, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,466
Posted By Sarah Russell
Re: Do you accept bids manually on flippa?

Definitely accept bids manually. There's some screwy people hanging around there and I want to be sure that all bids are legit before I accept them. (The exception being that if it's someone that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th May 2010, 05:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By Sarah Russell
Re: Social Bookmarking Question

Onlywire is totally worth it - it's easy to add the button, and that will give you access to the full service for free. If you don't add the button, they'll eventually find out and cut off your...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th May 2010, 09:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,128
Posted By Sarah Russell
Re: .info domains for real long tearm bussines !!!

In my experience, there isn't that much of an SEO benefit to using .com, .net or .org domains over other extensions. I've had great results from .info domains, and I love that they're cheap enough...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th May 2010, 08:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,202
Posted By Sarah Russell
Re: The Last 2 Days With Adsense.......hell!

Some of my sites have definitely been lower than usual in the last few days. Although I've seen fluctuations like these before, so I'm going to wait it out for a week or so before I really start...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th May 2010, 02:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 740
Posted By Sarah Russell
Re: My Biggest Online Mistake - What's Yours?

Not reaching out and connecting with others sooner in the game. It's only within the last year or so that I've started working with other marketers to improve services/add value for my subscribers...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th April 2010, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,071
Posted By Sarah Russell
Re: How do you sort through all the free advice out there?

Probably more true than you originally intended... :)

I've learned to apply 2 simple rules when deciding what to buy and read:

1. Only take advice from names that I know and trust. This isn't...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th April 2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 737
Posted By Sarah Russell
Re: What's Up With Yahoo Answers?

No matter how clean your posts are, you're going to get tagged eventually if you include any promotional links.

Just open a new account and start again!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th April 2010, 08:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 753
Posted By Sarah Russell
Re: "Selling Advice"

This can go either way, depending on your goals. If you want to outsource production of the book completely, you'll likely work with a ghostwriter who will give you full rights and authorship of the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd April 2010, 07:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By Sarah Russell
Re: Integrate Forum With Wordpress Blog

Another vote for BBPress - very easy to use!
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd April 2010, 05:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 795
Posted By Sarah Russell
Re: Indexing Back-Link Packets

I've heard of people running their link pages through a quick social media submitter tool or throwing up a few articles to get links pointing back to the Angela's backlinked page. I'm not sure if...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th February 2010, 01:47 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 8,588
Posted By Sarah Russell
Re: Simple Plan to Make $29.62/Day - TODAY

Keith - Nice post :) This is a great method for newbies who need to balance the whole "want to work on larger projects, but need cash now" thing. It could also be a really great way for writers...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd February 2010, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By Sarah Russell
Re: If someone is selling a list along with their website....

What service is the lists hosted on? If it's through Aweber, you can email support and they can transfer the whole thing into your account (Aweber to Aweber only, that I know of).

Otherwise, be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd February 2010, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 622
Posted By Sarah Russell
Re: Why many Experts say you need to follow your PASSION? Reason being....

I'd have to disagree with you on the content aspect of it. Anyone can put together good content (or pay someone to do it for them). I've done some pretty high level writing on things like...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd February 2010, 12:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,591
Posted By Sarah Russell
Re: Do you still want videos?

Honestly, I'm so backed up on video right now that I'd have to dedicate a full weekend just to get through the ones I've flagged to watch...

My ideal? Give me a concise PDF with links to video...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th February 2010, 09:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,512
Posted By Sarah Russell
Re: Laptop Advice! Which one shall i get?

Second all the comments about 17" laptop size. My 17" Dell Vostro is a beast - and I love it as a home desktop replacement - but carrying it around gets rough. On more than one occasion, I've...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th November 2009, 01:53 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,713
Posted By Sarah Russell
Re: My 3 Day $2500 Challenge Results & Method

Hi Catherine,

Hope it's alright if I jump in here - What VegasGreg is referring to is the fact that Aaron set up the blogs in his challenge on Wordpress.com - Wordpress' free blogging solution,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st October 2009, 07:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 681
Posted By Sarah Russell
Re: Traffic to the article, instead of the website?

A few thoughts -

1) Most popular article directories and Web 2.0 sites have higher page rank/authority in Google, so getting a page on one of those sites to the top of the search engine can be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th September 2009, 07:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 698
Posted By Sarah Russell
Re: which host service is best and how to choose domain name?

Hey Thunderflash,

There are plenty of great hosting companies out there - I've had good luck with BlueHost and DowntownHost, both of which offered really great support when I was first getting...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th September 2009, 07:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 839
Posted By Sarah Russell
Re: Product Delivery Software Suggestions ?

Check out e-junkie. I use it for doing product deliveries and payment processing, and I think they have an affiliate program as well. Plus, it's really cheap and you can host as many products as...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th August 2009, 04:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 651
Posted By Sarah Russell
Re: A Question For Writers - Keeping Track Of Clients

Personally, I use Google's calendar to keep track of clients. Each client has a color so that I can mark when specific batches are due, and all the writers on my team have their own colors so that I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th March 2009, 06:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 567
Posted By Sarah Russell
Re: iDevAffiliate vs. PostAffiliatePro

I'd go with iDev over PAP. I've tried them both and found that PAP had some pretty serious English translation issues in a lot of their stock emails. Not a huge deal, and this may have changed...
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