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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd November 2016, 04:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 159
Posted By BlossMart
Re: Worklife balance - how do you get the right balance?

I don't know if I would survive on 6 hours of sleep a day.

I try and get everything done before around 6pm each night so I can try and not do work for about 12 hours (I usually start at 5am) -...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd November 2016, 04:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 159
Posted By BlossMart
Re: Worklife balance - how do you get the right balance?

Yeah, I guess doing what we do allows for weeks like that.

Family commitments, not enough motivation some weeks don't allow me the time I want to spend on my work.

On other weeks I am like a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd November 2016, 03:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By BlossMart
What do I need to know about Googles next algorithm update that is happening in January?

I know this is happening in January and there will be an update to the mobile search algorithm but what else should I know and what can I do to make sure my websites are going to be shined on from...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd November 2016, 03:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 112
Posted By BlossMart
Re: The price is right! How do you price your services?

Good point, now and again if my pipeline is low I might take on some things I wouldn't ordinarily agree to when times are better.

And of course when I have done any freelance work, there rate is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd November 2016, 02:05 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 1,845
Posted By BlossMart
Re: What REALLY motivates you in your business - the success or the money?

Hi, thanks for your comment.

Fair enough, money is a fairly big factor is following your success and when you have enough it gives you plenty of freedom to do whatever it is you want to do.
...
Forum: Email Marketing 22nd November 2016, 01:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 70
Posted By BlossMart
Re: Are there benefits for creating eMarketing campaigns in HTML for open rates?

ok, thanks for clarifying this.

I have had a few people ask for HTML email templates lately thinking they are better than non-HTML and I really wasn't aware of whether one format was better than...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st November 2016, 10:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 206
Posted By BlossMart
Re: What's the 'average' budget for an SEO campaign?

Thanks for this, that seems way lower than what the average I have been hearing is usually.

Any reason for this?
Forum: Social Media 21st November 2016, 10:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 245
Posted By BlossMart
RE: Who else has got bored by instagramers motivational rhetoric?

I would have to say it is getting a little old and to be honest I am surprised why people are copying this trend.

Some of my favourite instagram pages are doing the complete opposite to great...
Forum: Copywriting 21st November 2016, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By BlossMart
RE: Emotional arguments vs rational arguments

Usually I would tap into the customers or potential customers pain points.

This will allow me to ensure I am reaching the root of the problem they are trying to solve and offer a solution.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2016, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 95
Posted By BlossMart
Re: Project management - is it a help or hinderance?

Yeah, I agree.

It's just so many different people it's like a swam of bees.

I've recommended to the client to have a central decision maker and remove all the collaboration as it honestly is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2016, 06:39 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 1,845
Posted By BlossMart
Re: What REALLY motivates you in your business - the success or the money?

Thanks for everyone's comments - I found a cool list online of key motivators - I'd love to do a poll to rank them:

Use the list below to explore possible motivations and determine what has the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2016, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 95
Posted By BlossMart
Project management - is it a help or hinderance?

I'm working on a project right now which involves a team.

The structure is like this.

- Everyone is based all over the place
- There is heaps of things going on at the same time and not a lot...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2016, 02:51 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 1,845
Posted By BlossMart
Re: What REALLY motivates you in your business - the success or the money?

Guilty as charged. I too am motivated by travel and up to very recently basically anyting I ever saved went into holidays, which isn't a bad thing :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2016, 02:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 112
Posted By BlossMart
Re: The price is right! How do you price your services?

? really.

I'm not sure I agree with you there.

I keep my prices the same across the board, and base it on the work required not the background of the person

Each to their own I guess.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2016, 02:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 421
Posted By BlossMart
Re: Where do you find really talented graphic designers?

Thanks everyone, I have also found a couple of good graphic designer pages on Facebook for really great designers that have been great. I have found that some of the local designers are quoting up to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th November 2016, 10:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 801
Posted By BlossMart
Re: Has working in IM made you anti-social?

It's pretty easy to get anti-social.

I find I am behind my desk so much and on the computer most people are happy to have a skype for a meeting so I don't really need to be social in business...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th November 2016, 10:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 421
Posted By BlossMart
Re: Where do you find really talented graphic designers?

Thanks James. She is great - however the increase in work means she rushes and it doesn't really work well for us or her, as she charges for every update.

I think having two great people would be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th November 2016, 03:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 197
Posted By BlossMart
RE: Are reviews more important than money?

Reviews won't pay the bills :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th November 2016, 11:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 112
Posted By BlossMart
The price is right! How do you price your services?

When I started out, I was purposely cheap by the hour - this was something I did as I didnt have the confidence in myself and my service to offer what everyone else what charging this meant I ended...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 19th November 2016, 11:07 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 2,519
Posted By BlossMart
RE: Do Psychics make good money?

I think it comes down to marketing.

I discussed doing some work with a psychic and she was charging a handful of people a monthly retainer for her services - and it was in the thousands.

She...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th November 2016, 11:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 801
Posted By BlossMart
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th November 2016, 11:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 421
Posted By BlossMart
Re: Where do you find really talented graphic designers?

That is interesting, my one is locally based however if they are in the US that is a little weird.

The rates where I live a close to agency rates and go up year on year, it is a little crazy.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th November 2016, 11:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 421
Posted By BlossMart
Re: Where do you find really talented graphic designers?

I do hear a lot about 99 Designs, i haven't come across LogoTournament before though so I will take a look.

Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Mind Warriors 18th November 2016, 04:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 483
Posted By BlossMart
Re: Quit your bitching and youll be more productive.

Thanks man,

I've wasted so much time bitching and carrying on when I should just be working at my desk and being productive. It sucks the life out of you and while I'm sitting around having a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th November 2016, 04:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 421
Posted By BlossMart
Re: Where do you find really talented graphic designers?

Cool - thanks

Any other sites like this you have been active on? I am interested in looking in places that are a little less mainstream.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th November 2016, 04:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 421
Posted By BlossMart
Re: Where do you find really talented graphic designers?

Interesting - I didn't think about looking on YouTube

How are you marketing yourself? Out of interest.

I will do some searches and have a look around.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th November 2016, 04:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 421
Posted By BlossMart
Re: Where do you find really talented graphic designers?

Thanks - TopTal sounds like a good option.

I am really wanting someone I can collaborate with ongoing, so need a trained person who has a fairly extensive portfolio.

The freelancer sites don't...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th November 2016, 04:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 421
Posted By BlossMart
Re: Where do you find really talented graphic designers?

Hi,

I have used a few people on here, but I find it's hard to get a quality person on there as it seems like there is lots of cheap options and then super expensive options but not alot in the...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 18th November 2016, 04:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 594
Posted By BlossMart
Re: Can competitors use up your daily Adwords budget through clicking on your ads?

Yep, that's a good way to get around it.

I haven't really heard of this sort of thing going on - pretty big waste of time if you ask me but I guess if you're desperate people would do it.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th November 2016, 04:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 421
Posted By BlossMart
Where do you find really talented graphic designers?

Hi Everyone

I have been using a graphic designer for a while and she is getting a little too busy and her quality is slipping a little. I pay around $70 per hour for her work.

Just on the...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 17th November 2016, 04:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 594
Posted By BlossMart
Can competitors use up your daily Adwords budget through clicking on your ads?

I was having a discussion with a colleague earlier today and she said she had an inkling that one of her competitors (she runs a small business) is getting his team to Google her business and click...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th November 2016, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 121
Posted By BlossMart
RE: College vs University for internet marketing? (high school even?)

I don't think you necessarily have to have much more than a drive to be successful and to work hard.

Of course it can help if you have technical knowledge but at the end of the day if you have a...
Forum: Mind Warriors 14th November 2016, 05:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 483
Posted By BlossMart
Re: Quit your bitching and youll be more productive.

Everyone needs a kick up the bum now and again don't you think :cool:

Glad you liked the title.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th November 2016, 05:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 801
Posted By BlossMart
Re: Has working in IM made you anti-social?

That's interesting Ryan that it has given you the confidence in social settings as well ... pleased to hear it.

One side effect if you can call it that of IM and working online has been that I...
Forum: Mind Warriors 14th November 2016, 01:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 483
Posted By BlossMart
Re: Quit your bitching and youll be more productive.

Good point.

Some people just like drama - we all probably know people like that. They go from one issue to the next and always have a dramatic story to go with their news.

Honestly, I think...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th November 2016, 08:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 406
Posted By BlossMart
RE: Feeling Overwhelmed, Need a Little Advice

First things first, do you have another revenue stream or work while you build up your business?

It can be seriously stressful when you are starting out and while your expectations for income is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th November 2016, 06:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 801
Posted By BlossMart
Re: Has working in IM made you anti-social?

Thanks for story time Brent - anti-society hey, that's interesting.

Baulking mainstream society is fair enough, but do you keep social with a group you are comfortable with to make sure you get...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th November 2016, 06:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 801
Posted By BlossMart
Re: Has working in IM made you anti-social?

Get out and chat with people at the shops or in your community, volunteer for a few hours or go for a walk to the beach or to the park and have a chat with someone friendly down there.

I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th November 2016, 06:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 801
Posted By BlossMart
Re: Has working in IM made you anti-social?

True that - social to me means being in front of someone or using my voice (not my keyboard to have a chat about something that is completely unrelated to work and a bit of an escape from the grind)....
Forum: Mind Warriors 13th November 2016, 03:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 483
Posted By BlossMart
Re: Quit your bitching and youll be more productive.

It's not going to be easy, don't get me wrong. I just need to channel my negativity and focus on positivity as the negative stuff and bitchiness takes up time and if a client annoys me or rubs me the...
Forum: Mind Warriors 13th November 2016, 03:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 483
Posted By BlossMart
Re: Quit your bitching and youll be more productive.

Agreed - so much more to do than bitching - it takes up a lot of energy.
Forum: Mind Warriors 13th November 2016, 02:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 168
Posted By BlossMart
RE: What's the most important thing to influence your mood?

Often it's as simple as feedback or results - if clients are happy, I am happy.

If they aren't happy with the work I have done and they are not getting the results then I get stressed and pretty...
Forum: Mind Warriors 13th November 2016, 02:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 483
Posted By BlossMart
Quit your bitching and youll be more productive.

I re-learnt this valuable lesson in the past week or so. I was having a bit of a slump and a few people on here pulled me up (you know who you are) and I really appreciate the kick in the butt.

I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th November 2016, 12:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By BlossMart
Re: Pit falls I wish I knew about digital marketing before I started..

Yep, it takes some time and I truly believe that everything is worth waiting for and working hard for. Some people expect the results straight away and it can be a little concerning that they don't...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th November 2016, 12:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By BlossMart
Re: Pit falls I wish I knew about digital marketing before I started..

That I can relate to - I go on holidays and think "I won't do any work at all" and then I end up putting myself in knots to try and find free wifi to check my emails and work on important tasks......
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th November 2016, 10:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By BlossMart
Pit falls I wish I knew about digital marketing before I started..

Its been a learning curve getting full time into DM, a good one and things are starting to work well and I am ironing out plenty of processes.

Im now in the position that I wouldnt want to do...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th November 2016, 10:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 801
Posted By BlossMart
Re: Has working in IM made you anti-social?

That's a good way to be, that way it doesn't matter how you go and there is not as much pressure. Good for you.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th November 2016, 10:54 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,772
Posted By BlossMart
Re: Does working for yourself mean working 7 days?

How do your clients react to that rate - I find people aren't keen to pay extra when you offer it.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th November 2016, 11:59 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,772
Posted By BlossMart
Re: Does working for yourself mean working 7 days?

Amen, I have been working since 3am this morning, so I figure it might mean 24/7 :(

Oh well, lucky I love what I do.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th November 2016, 10:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 141
Posted By BlossMart
RE: What should I do with my career right now?

I'm with David, I would do both. If you're cruising through college and you have the ability and drive to be doing content and build your business ideas I would focus this effort on doing both or...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th November 2016, 10:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 52
Posted By BlossMart
What qualifies someone to be an expert ?

Is there anything in particular that classified someone endorsing a product in particular as an expert.

Is it something tangible that they need like a qualification or set of experience?...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th November 2016, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 206
Posted By BlossMart
Re: What's the 'average' budget for an SEO campaign?

Ok, cool - good to know. Client's think these budgets are fairly huge (especially SME's) so it's probably a good tactic to show the opportunities and then see what they can create as a suitable...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th November 2016, 10:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 801
Posted By BlossMart
Re: Has working in IM made you anti-social?

Really good point Anderson, while it can be hard in the early days to feel comfortable about the shift from the corporate world to the IM world once you are in a good pattern it gets so much easier....
Forum: Conversion Rate Optimization 10th November 2016, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By BlossMart
RE: Why your website is making people hate you!

Yeah, the thread was a hook for me..

Re your reasoning, some are spot on and some are a little sensational.

Autoplaying of videos are annoying - I can’t stand them and I either have my sound...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th November 2016, 06:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 35
Posted By BlossMart
Is In-App marketing working for you?

With the rise and rise of apps, how are people finding the results from app ads? Do they work? How about metrics to measure their performance?

I have a few ideas for apps (one in particular I'd...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th November 2016, 06:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 206
Posted By BlossMart
Re: What's the 'average' budget for an SEO campaign?

Yep, we're not a charity.

I have been seeing a lot of the lower end SEO rates around the $500 to $1000 per month, so it's interesting how high the budgets stretch.

Thanks for sharing.
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