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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th April 2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,004
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: Hard to Answer Questions About Publishing on Kindle

I have a few comments:



The best thing you can do is make sure the quality is top notch before you put a book up there. That means after you think you have finished it, you let it sit for a...
Forum: Warrior Special Offers 2nd December 2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 1,628
Views: 178,439
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: [2,500+ SOLD] "The PUBLIC DOMAIN Secret!" Black Friday JUST $9.99!!!

I have a ton of PD information, but hadn't done anything with it - always planned to, but you know how that goes :)

I haven't had much luck finding work for the past 6 months and my heart really...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd October 2011, 12:12 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 18,363
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: [UPDATED - SF WEEKLY] Amazon To TERMINATE Affiliate Accounts In California

I suspect it will take a week or two before reinstatement happens.

HOWEVER, it looks like this may become an issue again in a year. So my recommendation would be to set up residency in Oregon (no...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd July 2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,501
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: 2 Ways to Get Back Into the Amazon Associate Program

Congratulations! That is so excellent!

And good for you for taking action.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th June 2011, 10:41 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 18,363
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: [UPDATED] Amazon To TERMINATE Affiliate Accounts In California

Not true. I've done it each time I moved.

But in this instance I'm not talking about a PO Box. I'm talking about renting a private mailbox so that you get a real street address. It doesn't...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th June 2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 18,363
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: Amazon To TERMINATE Affiliate Accounts In California

I was just going to let everyone know about this place. There are also other ones in New Mexico and Wyoming where you can get a privacy proof LLC, as well. And if it's true that Nevada is going to...
Forum: Mind Warriors 2nd May 2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,005
Posted By Sonomacats
21 Days to Create a Habit - my accountability experiment

I’m going to do an experiment.

I’ve had some reversals of fortune lately and need to generate income quickly. I’m not new to Internet Marketing, so I have a good idea of what to do and how to do...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th April 2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,784
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: thinking going the amazon review site route - bad idea?

@myob - great post! I totally agree. It's how I approach this and it really works. Add to that a guide or two on Kindle, Smashwords, and CreateSpace (or even your local printing office) and you've...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th April 2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,545
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: Kicking Google To The Curb

Unfortunately, what a lot of people do is entice people to join their list with what sounds like a great freebie and then do nothing but try to sell to them over and over and over, multiples times a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th April 2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,396
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: Help! How to market a Book Online: Thriller/ Suspense Book (Self Published)

Smashwords also has a great marketing guide I recommend.

Also - spend time learning how successful novelists have marketed their books.

Kindle Boards, the Amazon DTP boards, etc.

Social...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th April 2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,323
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: Goodbye to being a poker affiliate...

Let's face it, they all want their cut. And I suspect this is just the beginning.

As to IM being next, that's already happening.

On this year's tax return, California now has a line item where...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 2nd November 2010, 11:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,504
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: Video editing software that won't cost a fortune

Of course, it all depends on the kind of videos you're making and what bells and whistles you want, but here's a few:

Pinnacle (about $60) - the Ken Burns effect is $20 extra
Memories on Web...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd October 2010, 11:39 AM
Replies: 865
Views: 144,574
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: Amazon Affiliates - Are You Seriously Making Money?

I just want to say thank you to Sojourn for all of her great posts in this thread.

They have been incredibly helpful and I've printed them out and put them next to my computer to help keep me...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd September 2010, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: Grrrr!!!This is bugging me, please help!

If you're using WordPress, get the Pretty Links plugin.

That will make it easy for you. All you have to do is put the full link in the appropriate box in Pretty Links and give it a nickname...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 18th August 2010, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,164
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: Article Directory Software Suggestions?

Do NOT get Article Dashboard. It gets hacked quickly and easily, and there's no support. It has a forum, but your questions never get answered. Plus, in order to get articles submitted you have to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th August 2010, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 657
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: What is the best way to get traffic to a squeeze page.

There are some great suggestions here, so I won't repeat them. But my personal experience might be useful:

This is for just one of my niches: I wrote 2 articles a week and posted them on my...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th July 2010, 03:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,364
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: Why I Hate Video -- Am I the Only One?

Totally agree with everything that's been said.

PLUS, where I live, we can't get broadband, so it takes HOURS to download or buffer a video. And then to find out it's a frickin' 30 minute...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th July 2010, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,538
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: Top Online Sources for Public Domain Works

Great list!

I also recommend checking out www.piratesofthepublicdomain.com. They have some good info products on the public domain and a fantastic newsletter/blog with all kinds of ideas on how...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th July 2010, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 946
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: How does this review site do this?

It's just categories and setting up the permalinks with /%category%/%postname%/
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th July 2010, 05:49 PM
Replies: 865
Views: 144,574
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: Amazon Affiliates - Are You Seriously Making Money?

Depending on the domain name you purchased, you could turn that domain into an authority site with Categories and Subcategories and make them very specific. You will still rank extremely well if you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th June 2010, 09:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,721
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: Amazon Affiliates - how do you make your sites

The best thing you can do for theme is get something clean and that looks like it will fit with whatever product you're touting. Don't get the same theme as everyone else - it won't serve you in the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th June 2010, 08:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 981
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: Sales Funnel opt-in webpages? I need help!

That's easy. Just make sure you've selected the double opt-in option. That will take care of that end of things.

When you set up the autoresponder, there's a place where it asks you what page...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th June 2010, 12:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,516
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: Artisteer Sales Page?

Clipart.com is not the same as the clipart on Word. I would not recommend taking the ones from Microsoft unless you've checked with them and made sure they are, indeed, royalty free. But...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th June 2010, 12:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,516
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: Artisteer Sales Page?

Yes you can use Artisteer to create a sales page - it's just a one column site, after all.

The good thing about it is that it's in Wordpress so you can use the plugins and automatic pinging to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th June 2010, 10:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: What to charge in this directory?

That sounds good, but to some extent depends on the rates in your areas.

Have you checked the cost of listings in your local yellow pages, the newspaper, the free ads, and the like?

If you're...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th June 2010, 01:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,401
Posted By Sonomacats
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th May 2010, 04:36 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,327
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: A question for those making over $1,000 a month blogging

I have 15 blogs.

All are in areas that are of personal interest, are tightly niched, and people spend money there.

I do a form of auto-blogging. What this means is that I get tons of article...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th April 2010, 11:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 925
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: Premium WordPress Theme

Absolutely right, Tink!

I did the same and was able to duplicate any look I wanted with it. Just LOVE it! It's totally worth the investment since you can have any look you want. PLUS, you can...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th April 2010, 09:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 954
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: Starting out in Article Marketing- Any Pointers for a Newbie?

As to keyword research, I don't get crazy about it.

I do the research and get a list of phrases and then start cranking out articles based on the phrase. I generally start with the least searched...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th April 2010, 05:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 954
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: Starting out in Article Marketing- Any Pointers for a Newbie?

Submit articles twice a week. Start by putting them on your blog and then a week later submit to eZineArticles and several other article directories.

Keep track of your articles using a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th April 2010, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 540
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: Getting someone to "be the face" of your niche business? How...?

As someone who does this for professional reasons, I just make sure my face and name are not online or one any presentatations.

In addition to using a pen name (like many writers do), simply don't...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th October 2009, 02:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 938
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: Article directory and a fast way to waste money.

Most of what I'm going to suggest has already been said. Add Adsense and change it so that submissions are manual instead of automatic. eZineArticles.com makes a lot of money simply by having...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th October 2009, 11:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 847
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: The Most Effective Way to Write Articles

As I am a writer, and have had all my articles approved by eZineArticles, I wanted to weigh in with a few tips and suggestions.

1 - if writing is not your best skill, check out Jeff Herring (The...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd October 2009, 08:54 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,772
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: total newbie here, $160 budget...what to buy?

While there's a ton of good advice here, this is the best advice of the lot.

Read everything on this forum and figure out what appeals to you. Then go forward on that advice ONLY. Focus on that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd October 2009, 08:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,175
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: How can I turn $2,000 into $8,000 in 30 days?

Go to offlinebiz.com

Join.

Providing IM services to offline businesses is a great business model.

OR

You can follow XFactor's model. I don't have the actual URL, but it's somewhere here...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd October 2009, 09:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,255
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: How do I get massive original content

Articles that are posted on article directories are available for free. As long as you keep the signature blocks, you can use any of them that you want.

For a great strategy using them, check out...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th October 2009, 02:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,556
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: Is there a free keyword tool that displays number of Google search results for a list of keyword

Keyword research service for search engine placement, Google keyword tracking tools, web site promotion software (http://www.nichebotclassic.com/)

They were originally Niche Bot, but went to a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th October 2009, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: Help With Consistent Revenue Generation

It sounds as if you've tried a bunch of things which has probably scattered your energy. If you keep trying something new, nothing concrete will ever happen.

I know - I've done the same thing.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th December 2008, 10:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,803
Posted By Sonomacats
Re: Domain name I found was registered a day later...

This kind of thing has been going on for ages. When I had it happen to me, I made a couple of rules.

Before going to NameCheap (or whoever) to check availability, list the domain names in order...
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