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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2016, 11:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 286
Posted By gingerninjas
Re: I have an idea and need to raise capital - will my IP still be protected if i crowd fund?

Yes, I am to Meelis. See how I go.

While I would love the idea of me creating something so amazing everyone will copy, I would like to ensure that I am not chasing my tail too much while I kick...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2016, 08:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 286
Posted By gingerninjas
Re: I have an idea and need to raise capital - will my IP still be protected if i crowd fund?

Cool, I am always up for an excuse to go up to the big smoke.

Thanks for sharing
Forum: Email Marketing 21st November 2016, 08:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 517
Posted By gingerninjas
Re: DONT EVER WRITE IN CAPITALS + more email marketing worst practices

Play nice.

See, shouting never gets us anywhere.
Forum: Social Media 21st November 2016, 08:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 718
Posted By gingerninjas
Re: Who's still using hashtags? Or are they a thing of the past?

Yeah, agreed.

I don't Facebook was ever really that great to be honest due to the see more function.

Personally I can handle them on Instagram but everywhere else they just don't work for me.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2016, 06:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 118
Posted By gingerninjas
Re: I've been asked to use Campaign Manager rather than Mail Chimp for a new campaign...

Yeah, I usually use Mail Chimp and even AWebber before I would consider using this one, but the functionality and the drag and drop options look great.

Visually much better than Mail Chimp in a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2016, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 118
Posted By gingerninjas
I've been asked to use Campaign Manager rather than Mail Chimp for a new campaign...

Hi Everyone

A new client is moving his digital marketing over to me so I can help him with some marketing.

He uses Campaign Manager and wants to stick with it.

I have used basically every...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2016, 03:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By gingerninjas
Re: I want the safest cloud based storage solution for multiple users - your suggestions please...

Thanks for these two suggestions. I will also take a look on YouTube as well.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th November 2016, 01:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 563
Posted By gingerninjas
Re: Id rather be happily broke doing IM than be a robot

So true man. It's funny how when the chips are down you will work tooth and nail to get back up again, yet when things are peachy you'll just cruise through.

It sounds like we're of the same...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th November 2016, 03:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 286
Posted By gingerninjas
Re: I have an idea and need to raise capital - will my IP still be protected if i crowd fund?

Hi, it's unique to Australia. I will be speaking with legal as well.
Forum: Email Marketing 20th November 2016, 03:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 517
Posted By gingerninjas
Re: DONT EVER WRITE IN CAPITALS + more email marketing worst practices

Hi James

I care if they unsubscribe, that's the point of having a list.
;)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th November 2016, 03:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 563
Posted By gingerninjas
Re: Id rather be happily broke doing IM than be a robot

Hi James, I did exactly this when I was starting out for 2 years - it did my head in but I did it until I basically couldn't hack it any more. There is a bit to why I left but it had to do with with...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th November 2016, 10:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 73
Posted By gingerninjas
If you're not using consumer generated marketing content you're missing out on sales - here's why.

I've been watching and monitoring how testimonials and reviews work for my business and other businesses for that matters.

I've always thought that it's not so much what I say but what others say...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th November 2016, 10:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 286
Posted By gingerninjas
Re: I have an idea and need to raise capital - will my IP still be protected if i crowd fund?

Interesting Rich, thanks for your comment.

I would agree with you to some extent with the 'cheap' developers. I have seen clients time and time again decide on cheaper developers to 'save costs'...
Forum: Email Marketing 19th November 2016, 10:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 517
Posted By gingerninjas
Re: DONT EVER WRITE IN CAPITALS + more email marketing worst practices

I agree, and it is also shouting which is pretty rude.

So many people do it to get attention and in my opinion it is a real deterrent and I ignore emails and communication with people that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th November 2016, 10:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 563
Posted By gingerninjas
Re: Id rather be happily broke doing IM than be a robot

Again, I am not saying live without food, I am saying live with less than do something you don't love.

Obviously we all have to eat, that's not what I am saying.

My thread was to discuss why...
Forum: Social Media 19th November 2016, 09:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 971
Posted By gingerninjas
Re: Why you should NEVER buy Facebook likes - EVER.

Fair enough, however the discussion is why you shouldn't buy likes - sure fan pages may have a heap of followers but what is the engagement like and is there quality content on the bigger one.

Do...
Forum: Mind Warriors 18th November 2016, 10:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 193
Posted By gingerninjas
RE: If you don't make it in IM by the age of 30, then what?

I don't think IM has an idea age bracket, if anything it is one of the most flexible options for earning an income so long as you understand what you are doing.

Have a look around, it sounds...
Forum: Social Media 18th November 2016, 10:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 718
Posted By gingerninjas
Re: Who's still using hashtags? Or are they a thing of the past?

Ok, cool.

It sounds like there are still working for a ton of you out there.

Maybe I don't notice them as much and they blend into the background a little.

I did see a lot of people OTT...
Forum: Social Media 18th November 2016, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By gingerninjas
Is there a search I can do to find social media influencers based on the number of their followers?

Hi Everyone

I am working on a campaign for a few cilents and need to find a list of possible influencer they can approach to collaborate with on their campaign.

We ideally want influencers...
Forum: Social Media 18th November 2016, 02:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 971
Posted By gingerninjas
Re: Why you should NEVER buy Facebook likes - EVER.

That is exactly my point.

Although you might grow your numbers, who are you growing it with - there is no extra engagement, reach, just random accounts that add nothing to the value of your page....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th November 2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 286
Posted By gingerninjas
Re: I have an idea and need to raise capital - will my IP still be protected if i crowd fund?

To truly be protected never release it that is probably the only way I will have complete peace of mind.

I used to worry about people stealing my clients when I first started out in marketing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th November 2016, 09:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 286
Posted By gingerninjas
Re: I have an idea and need to raise capital - will my IP still be protected if i crowd fund?

Yes and yes.

I need to figure out a good way to protect myself, I haven't yet decided how to do this.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th November 2016, 09:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 402
Posted By gingerninjas
RE: Amazing client, a way to repay him.

Why would you give it away for free? That's pretty stupid and you're not setting a very good precedence, unless you want to work for him for free forever.

He obviously thinks your work is awesome....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th November 2016, 09:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 286
Posted By gingerninjas
Re: I have an idea and need to raise capital - will my IP still be protected if i crowd fund?

Ok, thanks for everyones comments.

I agree with your comment about disclosure, if I keep it a little vague it would probably work.

Yep, I think I will work on the demo for now, and then focus...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th November 2016, 07:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 882
Posted By gingerninjas
RE: Client using my content. No payment. Should I just let it go?

Did you do this work through a freelancer site - you mention a dispute but if you did, you would have had to have had a milestone set up first.

My suggestion, if you do ANY work on Freelancer...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th November 2016, 05:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 286
Posted By gingerninjas
I have an idea and need to raise capital - will my IP still be protected if i crowd fund?

Straight to the point.

I have an idea for an app and need to raise capital for it probably via a crowd funding campaign.

Firstly has anyone used a crowd funding page to raise funds this way...
Forum: Social Media 17th November 2016, 05:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 718
Posted By gingerninjas
Re: Who's still using hashtags? Or are they a thing of the past?

So that wasn't just me :cool:

I never really understood how they caught on, I know they are effective but I just thought they made the content so heavy and took away from the post a little.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th November 2016, 05:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 418
Posted By gingerninjas
RE: Where do you find really talented graphic designers?

I second freelancer - you do have to wade through a fair amount of people that aren't that great so the higher your budget the better I would say.

The other option is to join a Graphic Design...
Forum: Social Media 17th November 2016, 12:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 718
Posted By gingerninjas
Re: Who's still using hashtags? Or are they a thing of the past?

I'm just finding that people aren't using them as much across all social media channels.

Like I said Instagram is the main one I am seeing them on really.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th November 2016, 09:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 158
Posted By gingerninjas
RE: Advice please - how would you market an intensive course/holiday online?

I agree Facebook advertising could be a good place to start - you can target your audience really well and you'll probably find you will get some good leads.

The only way is to test it and see. ...
Forum: Copywriting 16th November 2016, 09:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 375
Posted By gingerninjas
RE: As a Copywriter, would you work on an election campaign?

I make a point to only work on things I believe in.

I was offered some work a little while back that was lucrative but went against everything that I stand for and I respectfully declined.

If...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th November 2016, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By gingerninjas
I want the safest cloud based storage solution for multiple users - your suggestions please...

I would love your suggestions for the best cloud based storage system that will support multi-users and is really secure.

We use Google Drive, Dropbox, iTunes and one drive across our business...
Forum: Social Media 16th November 2016, 06:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 718
Posted By gingerninjas
Re: Who's still using hashtags? Or are they a thing of the past?

Thanks guys - It's interesting as I used to see hashtags galore on facebook and I don't see it as much.

Whereas on Instagram it is still going gangbusters by the looks of it.
Forum: Social Media 16th November 2016, 02:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 718
Posted By gingerninjas
Who's still using hashtags? Or are they a thing of the past?

I'm curious if hashtags are still as effective as they once were.

A year or so ago they were all the rage and every social media post it seemed was packed with #bestholidayever or #jobgoals... it...
Forum: Mind Warriors 16th November 2016, 02:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 564
Posted By gingerninjas
RE: What advice would you give to your 15 year old self?

If I was to give my 15 year old self advice, it would probably be:

- Don't sweat the small stuff - stressing about little things will not get you anywhere

- Travel far and wide and for a long...
Forum: Copywriting 16th November 2016, 05:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,159
Posted By gingerninjas
RE: How much are you charging?

Avoid charging per word at all cost.

You will devalue your offering and won't be taken seriously.

Charge by the hour and forget the word count.

You can do some research and find the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th November 2016, 05:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 112
Posted By gingerninjas
RE: Any good escrow sites out there?

Hi,

In Australia there is Escrow.com that is well known, if you want to do work where the money is held, why don't you do it through a freelancer site.

Freelancer.com does this and holds...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th November 2016, 05:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 563
Posted By gingerninjas
Re: Id rather be happily broke doing IM than be a robot

Hi Sage,

Thanks for your comment.

My brother in law, like the guy you work with, is a practising Minimalist.

His entire possessions in his life fit into a small bag + a guitar, he has two...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th November 2016, 05:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 322
Posted By gingerninjas
RE: Would this be keyword stuffing?

It's got to sound natural, if it does than it's not keyword stuffing.

It seems like your example sentence reads naturally so that looks fine, but you do need to make sure you don't go overboard...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th November 2016, 05:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 563
Posted By gingerninjas
Re: Id rather be happily broke doing IM than be a robot

That's just the point - if you're in a job you don't value and you're only punching a time card then is it really worth it.

I have obviously moved over to IM and most people on this forum have...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th November 2016, 01:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 563
Posted By gingerninjas
Re: Id rather be happily broke doing IM than be a robot

You're right - I mean only having the bare essentials, nothing to speak of really - I didn't say not having a roof over my head and going without food.

I think you understand what I mean and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th November 2016, 05:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 563
Posted By gingerninjas
Re: Id rather be happily broke doing IM than be a robot

Thanks - I have a family too - and I'm not saying I'd been keen to live on the street and not feed my family, I mean I would happy struggle a whole lot than be doing something that was mundane. I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th November 2016, 05:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 64
Posted By gingerninjas
Re: How can you teach strategic people the importance of doing?

I have a feeling that it will all go pear shaped - he is a big ideas kinda guy but if the project doesn't go the way he hopes, I do have a feeling that he will look to blame his foot soldiers.

I...
Forum: Email Marketing 13th November 2016, 11:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 517
Posted By gingerninjas
Re: DONT EVER WRITE IN CAPITALS + more email marketing worst practices

You pay peanuts you get monkeys is a quote I live by Frank.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th November 2016, 11:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 64
Posted By gingerninjas
How can you teach strategic people the importance of doing?

I am dealing with a potential client at the moment about to launch a new digital app, the problem is he is only big picture, he doesnt do anything.

One of the big quotes of todays WIP meeting was...
Forum: Email Marketing 13th November 2016, 06:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 517
Posted By gingerninjas
Re: DONT EVER WRITE IN CAPITALS + more email marketing worst practices

Frank says it's all A-ok and there are some good ones out there.

I don't do it myself, I am interested where people find good ones, it must be an expensive process as the ones that are available...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th November 2016, 06:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 563
Posted By gingerninjas
Re: Id rather be happily broke doing IM than be a robot

Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying I’d rather be living on the streets - I am just trying to say that there are worse things that not making huge amounts of cash in IM.

To me it’s better to be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th November 2016, 03:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 563
Posted By gingerninjas
Id rather be happily broke doing IM than be a robot

I have a friend that works in a government job. Good money. 9 day fortnights. Free lunches. She starts work at 9:20am and finishes at 4:45pm. Its mundane. Its terribly repetitive and shes only there...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th November 2016, 03:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 344
Posted By gingerninjas
RE: What channels should I be using to reach Generation Z?

Here are some articles I found useful.

http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/how-is-gen-z-using-social-media/636574

https://www.burnthebook.co.uk/blog/marketing-for-generation-z

Check out these...
Forum: Mind Warriors 13th November 2016, 03:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 465
Posted By gingerninjas
RE: Quit your bitching and youll be more productive.

I love a bitch like the next person but it doesn't do me any favours when I am working - it sucks the life out of things and using that sort of energy is wasted and I can do better.

I'd say...
Forum: Mind Warriors 13th November 2016, 03:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 591
Posted By gingerninjas
RE: Whys everyone so afraid of failing?

Failure is petrifying - but if you don't fail you'll never really get anything.

I fail all the time, I take pride in failing and it's been the best thing for growing my business.

I would hate...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 13th November 2016, 02:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By gingerninjas
Re: Is the QR code dead and buried?

Well, that's a good point.

So many people were into it that I knew and I never got it really - I get the background of the tech but it was destined for a long and slow death in my opinion anyway....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th November 2016, 11:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 84
Posted By gingerninjas
I need a tool for media monitoring - any good (and affordable) options out there?

I have just finished a free trial of News Whip - I loved it. Amazing stuff but to carry on using it I would have to fork out $500 per month which just isn't possible.

I really want to find a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th November 2016, 10:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 466
Posted By gingerninjas
RE: What now?

There are tons of threads on here to help answer this question.

Hopefully you have a clear marketing strategy, social media accounts and a bit of a plan for sharing content otherwise you are just...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th November 2016, 11:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 73
Posted By gingerninjas
How amazing is the concept of contextual commerce!

If I am not listening, it doesnt matter what you say

This is the whole Idea behind contextual commerce and essentially its saying you have to reach me, the message must change my attitude and...
Forum: Email Marketing 11th November 2016, 11:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 517
Posted By gingerninjas
Re: DONT EVER WRITE IN CAPITALS + more email marketing worst practices

I know I'm here to learn Frank, so always good to hear about the other side of every situation.
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