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Forum: Offline Marketing 10th August 2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 895
Posted By Tess D
Re: What services are you marketing successfully?

For online services, I find updating sites and directory listings are what is needed. What I've really excelled at is developing / implementing good "boots on the ground" local marketing (offline)...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th June 2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 692
Posted By Tess D
Re: Creative local commercial for a plant sale

I would definitely buy from this nursery if I lived there - very creative!
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 24th May 2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,564
Posted By Tess D
Re: Selling handmade jewelry

Yes, start where you can build a relationship with people and show them why they should buy these items. Get in the rhythm of learning / writing / posting on one forum like facebook and one like etsy...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th June 2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 601
Posted By Tess D
Re: Thinking about a career as an online content writer

This is important to remember. I do not put the phone newar me, I do not put any food near me and other similar steps to make myself remember to get up and stretch and walk around on breaks -...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th June 2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,542
Posted By Tess D
Re: Offline business ideas to start

I love all of the great ideas and how generous people are sharing them!

I know you want to make 1000 / wk: Here is how I made a steady 600 working part time...

I used to clean apartments at a...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 18th June 2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,543
Posted By Tess D
Re: Anyone Get Brownboxformula Yet

And there are ways to sell your stuff on Walmart's website through 3rd parties if you are willing to go through the process involved. So actually, if you make your own physical products, have a mfr...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 15th June 2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,543
Posted By Tess D
Re: Anyone Get Brownboxformula Yet

Blind shipping is nothing new. It is what we used to tell suppliers to do in the days way back before the internet. :D They just ship with no supplier info or invoice copies. It used to be when you...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th June 2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 697
Posted By Tess D
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st June 2013, 11:30 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,870
Posted By Tess D
Re: YAY!! my first $2000 month online!!

It is really hard to do things even when we spend a lot of time (and money) learning to do them. I think that 2K a month online is great and you should be proud of yourself. Congratulations!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th May 2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,745
Posted By Tess D
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd May 2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 654
Posted By Tess D
Re: Yelp: We don't extort

Yelp filters all of my reviews. I am registered on Yelp for one business (for which I obviously cannot post a review) but since I became that restaurant's sm person, ALL my reviews (all positive) of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd May 2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 440
Posted By Tess D
Re: I published a book on vocal performance and am looking for bloggers / JVs / websites to sell it

Thank you for the ideas. I found both of your posts helpful. I also have updated it in January, so thank you for the reminder about adding the update information for 2013.
I think I have to get my...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd May 2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,948
Posted By Tess D
Re: Here's what you get when you pay less than 1 cent per word for articles

If I opened a burger shop, would I look for the absolute cheapest meat to sell, or meat that would keep people coming back for more? Why would anyone pay a writer so little and expect it to be good?...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd May 2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 440
Posted By Tess D
I published a book on vocal performance and am looking for bloggers / JVs / websites to sell it on

Hi fellow warriors! I've been off the forums for a bit as I wrote a book on vocal performance that I have been selling when I or my partner teach voice and performance workshops and classes as...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th March 2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,128
Posted By Tess D
Re: Telesales for the non-salesperson! How to make loads of $$$ working from home!

For those afraid to cold call, "practice" with a friend, and start calling those least likely to buy from you first. By the time you've talked to 4 or 5 uninterested, non-buying prospects, you will...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th March 2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,189
Posted By Tess D
Re: Helping a restaurant owner get more customers?

I am working for a restaurant that is focused on increasing lunch crowd. (semi-rural, small town under 30K people, 3 miles off highway, 8 competitors in area, fast casual)
I regularly check:...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th March 2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,247
Posted By Tess D
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th December 2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 22,890
Posted By Tess D
Re: Is anyone running a successful local business directory?

I have a local directory coupled with a monthly fun newsletter that I print and place around town in public places. It works well, but it is A LOT of work - you have to go out and sell it and then...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th December 2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,374
Posted By Tess D
Re: A warning to secure your clients' Wordpress sites

That lockdown procedure from Kingfish85 works wonderfully.
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th August 2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By Tess D
Re: An offline service to offliners?

Thanks Jon - I have found that to be true in every instance where I share something I know with others. I always tell people to watch out for teachers who think they know everything and instead to...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 18th August 2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,026
Posted By Tess D
Selling physical products via web (dropshipping)

I have been in IM, online and offline, for over 10 years now. Sometimes I have been very successful, others I have not.

The most successful I have been in creating a "steady reliable income...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th August 2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,130
Posted By Tess D
Re: Is it possible to earn by solving math?

Set up facebook page, linkedin and skype, as well as a simple 1 page website about your math tutoring service. Join forums for professionals who would need help with math, and also with homeschool or...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th August 2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By Tess D
An offline service to offliners?

One of the things that most offline IMs don't seem to realize is that SALES SKILLS and being able to communicate well are king.

I never thought of myself as a salesperson, but I now understand...
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd April 2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,041
Posted By Tess D
Re: FREE Email Marketing Course - InfoUSA

Thanks for the information about infofree.com. I had been reading their page and was looking for feedback about their service from real customers rather than paying the outrages fees for infousa.
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd April 2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,155
Posted By Tess D
Re: Proven Email Templates?

I have to agree with The Sales Guy! Send out a specialized small personal email to companies you think you can beneficially work with. Doing this you will have much better success.
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 3rd April 2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,165
Posted By Tess D
Re: videoforward.com - Anyone making decent money

I have a VF account and bought it early on for 97 bucks. Mostly bought it for the backlinks to my main site as Ron said it had very high rankings, but haven't used it since google said it violated...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st April 2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 852
Posted By Tess D
Re: Coupon marketing without coupons

So what kind of gift certificates are they?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th February 2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 470
Posted By Tess D
Good RSS feeds for Real Estate Listings

I have a local directory and online magazine (eastmountainguide.com) and I want to add a good rss feed for real estate listings . I looked at zillow and trulia, and they both let you put feeds on...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th February 2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,530
Posted By Tess D
Re: Some "Internet Marketers" are just scum...

"But even things suggested in some WSOs are borderline scummy, lazy and overall shortsighted."

Looking through the marketing courses I purchased in the last year, a good portion would fall into...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st February 2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 898
Posted By Tess D
Re: Whats going on with Google Places?

I'm actually happy about this as some of my local customers are now showing above the 3 or 4 local results in google. : )
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th January 2012, 10:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,216
Posted By Tess D
Re: Ok! Thats it.. I need coaching or a mentor.. Can anybody help?

A good coach is worth every penny, and sometimes they don't cost much at all! Join the war room and read all you can regarding where you feel you are getting stuck.
Also, remember write great...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th January 2012, 10:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,072
Posted By Tess D
Re: How to Get Started? See How I Signed a $1500+/month Client as 1st Client

This is a great thread. Congratulations in your getting into action!

Something you mentioned is key when dealing with offline clients, and I hope others pick up on it:
" I did a bit of...
Forum: Local Meetups, Mastermind Groups and Warrior Events 16th January 2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,738
Posted By Tess D
Re: New Skype Group - All Levels Welcome

Awesome - I just signed up and hope I can contribute!
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th January 2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 12,425
Posted By Tess D
Re: Wordpress Theme for Offliners - Want a Free Copy?

I used a few of the suggestions here, made a few mockups of a 1 page site - and showed them to local businesses this week to get feedback on the features (click to call, simple contact box, google...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th January 2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 951
Posted By Tess D
Re: [ADVICE NEEDED] Do I need a 'company website' for SEO services?

Having a website is good for all the reasons stated. I , for one, must be insane because I don't have a website for my company. I do, however , give prospective clients a few of the websites for...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th January 2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 16,848
Posted By Tess D
Re: My Experience with Micro Niche Finder & Xfactor course

"Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless - like water. Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup, you put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, you put it in a teapot, it becomes the...
Forum: Programming 5th January 2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By Tess D
Re: Save a WP theme with plugins & widgets installed

Thanks for the reply - I read your reply, and smacked my forehead while saying "D'oh!" It must be time for a good nap : )
Forum: Programming 5th January 2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By Tess D
Save a WP theme with plugins & widgets installed

Is there a way to zip a wp theme so the plugins and widgets will be in place upon installing it? I just had a big brain f**t and can't remember how!
Thanks in advance -:confused:
Forum: Mobile Marketing 5th January 2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,664
Posted By Tess D
Re: New way to sell SMS, any thoughts?

brilliant!! This is basically the only application of text marketing that I've seen, that wouldn't annoy me as a customer : )
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st December 2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By Tess D
Happy 2012 !

I truly do have some wishes for you for the coming year.

During this New Year I hope that you get to enjoy radiant Health and Vitality. You can still live a good life if you've got some physical...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th December 2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 761
Posted By Tess D
Re: Need some opinions from working warriors, not newbies (sorry)

Theory Expert - Buy the wso and you won't be confused!!! :)
Its nearly impossible understand unless you deal with the same things, but thanks for trying. I'm not whining about my situation, just...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th December 2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 761
Posted By Tess D
Re: Need some opinions from working warriors, not newbies (sorry)

Wow - I want to thank all of you for the great ideas. Even after years of up and downs with MS and Arthritis, I still freak out when I'm heading into a "down" period and have to change my "plans". ...
Forum: Website Design 29th December 2011, 05:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 768
Posted By Tess D
Re: How to Change layout of Current Theme for Wordpress?

1) do you have a link to the site?
2) if you are not moving it to another domain, you won't loose your rank etc.
3) if you are simply switching themes, back up your database and posts (as you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th December 2011, 03:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 761
Posted By Tess D
Re: Need some opinions from working warriors, not newbies (sorry)

Thank you, Lawrence. I have writing experience, and appreciate the offer to pm you.



I have been looking at elance; if anyone with experience on any of those sites would like to share their...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th December 2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 761
Posted By Tess D
Need some opinions from working warriors, not newbies (sorry)

I need to ask for your opinion from people with experience. I've been doing really well working with offline clients for about 2 years, concentrating on SEO and local search (studied intently for...
Forum: Mind Warriors 25th December 2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,366
Posted By Tess D
Re: $400 Per Month ClickBank Blog - Success After Years of Failing!

Thanks for posting an excellent rundown of your experience. Clickbank promotions has been one area which I can not get traction, even though I've done well selling physical products online....
Forum: Mind Warriors 25th December 2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,820
Posted By Tess D
Re: How do you cope with depression?

Recognizing that you are depressed is good. Fixing it is better.
You can only control what you have control over. You can't control your parents fighting or your Dad's comments, or even...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 23rd December 2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,470
Posted By Tess D
Re: 6% of smartphone users scan QR codes?

Don, you are 100% on this - as someone who used to travel A LOT, the first thing I do is 1. check in, 2. put down bags, 3. go potty, 4. wonder where the heck to eat something that is not a cold pizza...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 24th November 2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,073
Posted By Tess D
Re: XGen Seo anybody?

Thank you for the names of different programs like this. I was planning on spending my weekend trying out some new software, and was looking for feedback.
Forum: Website Design 13th October 2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 808
Posted By Tess D
Re: Reveiw of the Best CMS Systems for Real Estate

I just taught at WordCamp. One of the other teachers specialized in Real Estate Agency sites in an extremely competitive market. He swears by wordpress, using Ithemes "Agency" template, and Yoast.
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th July 2011, 07:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,302
Posted By Tess D
Big Yelp Mistake - need help with yelp

Let me first say ARGH !!! I can't believe I made such a dumb mistake !!!
OK -

I have a business that does service calls from home. Unfortunately I put their home address in the Yelp listing that...
Forum: Programming 7th July 2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 509
Posted By Tess D
Is something blocking engines from reading this page?

Hi - A client's site will not respond properly to most SEO software I try to use - Can someone help me determine if something in this header causing the problem? I did not build the site -
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th June 2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,260
Posted By Tess D
Re: Why does a Local Business need a Website and SEO?

Same thoughts here - But, given the benefit of the shared information here, its a good discussion.
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th June 2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,492
Posted By Tess D
Re: UBL.org Is A Joke (Universal Business Listing Reviews)

Well, I was very happy with UBL originally, so much so that I entrusted a lot of my submission to them.

I have a personal story with Localeeze regarding sales tactics and a lack of delivery. I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th June 2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,066
Posted By Tess D
Drinks are on me - I'm celebrating !!!

Join me below for a virtual drink --

A toast, to all of those who helped this down and defeated "not-quite-newbie" get into a completely new line of work, shared information that guided her self...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th June 2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,885
Posted By Tess D
Re: Amazon is Terminating Connecticut Affiliates Due to Online Sales Tax Law

What is a killer is Walmart, best buy, home depot and all other national chains pay no corporate taxes in my current state (NM) , but we all get penalized for selling things on line . As a born and...
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