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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th February 2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,207
Posted By James Druman
Re: Content Writing - Am I Paying Too Much?

Based on your mention of "minimum wage," I can only assume you were referring to my post.

I like and agree with most of what you said here - fantastic post! But I feel like you may have...
Forum: Website Design 13th February 2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By Marketer Matt
Re: WP Question: Blog themes vs Magazine themes

Hi Shadowflux, the gap between "blog themes" and "magazine themes" is almost non-existent these days. You could find what you're looking for under either category, and you'll find that either of them...
Forum: Social Media 13th February 2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,770
Posted By nicheblogger75
Re: Facebook, is this true?

I agree 100%. It's only a matter of time. I have spent several hundred dollars testing their ads. I Have tried all types of targeting and never found their traffic to be very responsive. I have a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd February 2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 42,746
Posted By joe golfer
Jordan Belfort's Straight Line System

"Very few people in the world have a bold vision for their future, and everybody is thirsty for one. So what do we do if we don't have our own vision? We gravitate towards someone that has a strong...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st January 2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,115
Posted By JohnTheJock
Re: Starting out, is this realistic?

Spot on!

Don't spend money on a mentor just yet. Find your own way with FREE info, make a few mistakes (experience) like we all did, and you WILL start making money if you stick with it ;)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st January 2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By Jay Moreno
Re: What's your opinion on QR codes?

I dont think its necessarily the fault of the qr code more the content its linked it thats perhaps tarnished peoples first opinion of them...

Again having a QR code on a website is not necessarily...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th January 2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 718
Posted By TheMaleRN
Re: Thinking about setting up my own website

Great advice man...

It's always a good thing to have testimonials because they help you in your reputation and personal branding.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th January 2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 718
Posted By alexandersmith
Re: Thinking about setting up my own website

Thanks for your help bro. I was thinking that in order to gain traffic through the search engines I would put up content about writing, and the transition from working to becoming a professional...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th January 2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 718
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Thinking about setting up my own website

What he said :p

No seriously that is some great advice.

Are you going to concentrate on one specific niche or are you going to be a general purpose writer?

Also, use your signature space...
Forum: Mind Warriors 23rd January 2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,102
Posted By coop47
Re: You ARE going to fail......and that's good

Well said, and how true. If you have never failed then you have never tried.
I challenge anyone to refute that tenant.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd January 2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,139
Posted By jbsmith
Re: This is Why Newbies Sturggle to Find a Good Niche

I always begin with a market or problem that I am interested in...from there I go and do some quick research to determine commercial potential and from there I look at what is already selling around...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd January 2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 761
Posted By BrianDavid
Re: Getting that last 50% without being ripped off?

Ditto. If you don't feel comfortable, it may be that it's that certain client. It's hard to pre-screen, you don't know what people are capable of on the surface. See how this one goes, then move on.
Forum: Mind Warriors 22nd January 2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,102
Posted By talfighel
Re: You ARE going to fail......and that's good

Most people think that the people who are very successful in internet marketing have all started this way.

I know that a lot of marketers who are really successful, have gone through many...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st January 2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 565
Posted By ryanbiddulph
1 Concept Lost on Struggling Marketers

Sow.

Reap.

Many take to WF asking to REAP but do not want to SOW.

Give before you get.

If you impress this idea on your mind you can find out all the technical stuff you need to know.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th January 2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,139
Posted By Stuart Walker
Re: This is Why Newbies Sturggle to Find a Good Niche

Indeed. I must add at least 15 new ideas to my 'niche list' every day that I plan to explore further at some point.

Just by always having my marketing hat on.

Whenever I have a conversation,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th January 2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,139
Posted By ChantalVanderlaan
Re: This is Why Newbies Sturggle to Find a Good Niche

It's true...I think you should really pick a niche that you truly enjoy otherwise it gets boring FAST. I've just recently made that mistake actually. I'm thinking about getting in the IM niche...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th January 2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,139
Posted By Kate Smith
Re: This is Why Newbies Sturggle to Find a Good Niche

I also agree with this. It is very difficult to write on topics you don't like or know much about. The passion shows up in topics you really care about.

I have seen others say the opposite, that...
Forum: Mind Warriors 15th January 2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,102
Posted By Joe Benjamin
Re: You ARE going to fail......and that's good

A master ghostwriter you say?

Try "Master Motivator". :)

Personally...

...I've learned to embrace this
idea you call 'failure'.

I call it an 'idea' because when
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th January 2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 843
Posted By JohnMcCabe
Re: Writers of Warrior Forum, do you use a pen name?

I've seen more and more authors that use pen names acknowledge those names on an author platform site or blog. Jane Doe might write YA Romances under her own name, cookbooks under "Janet Doe" and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th January 2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 843
Posted By TMGG
Re: Writers of Warrior Forum, do you use a pen name?

I now use a real name for my non-fiction writing. I used to use pen names to try and hide my tracks in some of the competitive industries I worked / wrote books in.

That was when traffic was super...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th January 2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 843
Posted By writeaway
Re: Writers of Warrior Forum, do you use a pen name?

Yes. I use a different pen name for the different niches I cover. This applies to articles and ebooks. I have been assigned hard left and hard right political essays in the past and having different...
Forum: Mind Warriors 14th January 2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,102
Posted By malcsimm
Re: You ARE going to fail......and that's good

True.

"The most successful people are those who have failed the most. "

Those who are afraid to fail achieve less. It's a fact.

I like to think of the toddler learning to walk. It fails. It...
Forum: Mind Warriors 14th January 2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,102
Posted By justhumza
Re: You ARE going to fail......and that's good

Very nicely said ShadowFlux, instead of running from failure, it's better to learn to embrace it. You always gain more experience from failure than you think
Forum: Mind Warriors 13th January 2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,102
Posted By Jeff Schuman
Re: You ARE going to fail......and that's good

Nice post. I like your statement "Failure is just one step in success"....

Makes me want to go do something wrong after I type this!

It does take a lot of pressure off of all of us when we look...
Forum: Mind Warriors 13th January 2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,102
Posted By Mack
Re: You ARE going to fail......and that's good

Well said.

When I first started I actually had a fear of success...

I always thought to myself, "what the hell am I going to do if I can't handle everything?!"

Though, naturally I failed a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th January 2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 534
Posted By rmIM
Re: How does one desgin/program/decide a product to launch ?

Shadowflux...this is great information. From validation standpoint, some people create and manifest their ideas with no intention of stopping; Some ideas sometimes take over in your mind as it will...
Forum: Copywriting 4th January 2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 985
Posted By Mark Pescetti
Do You Want To Educate People... Or Make Money?

I've been working with some up-and-coming copywriters.

And something that befuddles me is...

They think going after lower budget clients is actually easier.

It's not.

Here's why...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 3rd January 2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By MissTerraK
Re: Any good resources on improving your voice?

What I have found to be most helpful is practice. Try speaking your piece with a variety of different tones, putting the emphasis on different words and using voice inflections on different words...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 3rd January 2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By Midnight Oil
Re: Any good resources on improving your voice?

I picked this up some years back. It might be helpful.

The Sound of Your Voice: Carol Fleming: 9780743551793: Amazon.com: Books
Forum: Off Topic Forum 3rd January 2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 988
Posted By jfbmarketing
Re: So What Makes You so Special?

That is one incredible story you have just shared, hats off to "YOU," and the will power you have.

You definitely have the determination to over come what you had to endure along the way to what l...
Forum: Copywriting 10th May 2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,583
Posted By verial
Arrow How to Write Good Copy Fast

I've been getting a lot of emails from both newbs and professionals praising my last blog post. Weird thing is, this blog post is a dumbing down of a nine-part blog post of copywiting. I only wrote...
Forum: Mind Warriors 26th January 2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By heavysm
Re: Do you really want it?

I'd say you really want it if the thought of it permeates all levels of your reality. Dreams, language, thoughts, actions and feeling. My girlfriend has apparently caught me talking about whole...
Forum: Mind Warriors 26th January 2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By Ephrils
Re: Do you really want it?

I agree.

While they may say they want it other things don't reflect that. Their thoughts, emotions, and behavior don't show they do. If you're trying to harness this power of creating what you...
Forum: Mind Warriors 25th January 2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By namktqs
Re: Do you really want it?

We do something then this process for we emotion and get experience on it. That show for we know what mean in life with us. First recommend to do is with our passion to do with things we love and...
Forum: Mind Warriors 25th January 2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By eniggma
Re: Do you really want it?

Great post man it motivated me. Which I guess is a good thing for me. :)
Its like the saying goes. "Successful people do what unsuccessful people don't want to do".
Forum: Copywriting 25th January 2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,220
Posted By RickDuris
Re: What is the most important factor in the decision to buy something?

The most important decision prospects make is whether or not they think you are a good copywriter.

The better copywriter you are, the more compelling, creative and clever your words are, the more...
Forum: Copywriting 25th January 2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,220
Posted By stephenwaldo
Re: What is the most important factor in the decision to buy something?

My thoughts exactly. Desire is the most important factor. All people do exactly what they want.

Just look around this forum. Plenty of folks here who think they want to make money, but they...
Forum: Copywriting 25th January 2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,220
Posted By cjp214
Re: What is the most important factor in the decision to buy something?

Shadowflux,

The way I see it, there are not one but several "fences" you have to knock your prospects off before you can get them to open up their wallets.

Here are just a few I can think of:
...
Forum: Copywriting 25th January 2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,220
Re: What is the most important factor in the decision to buy something?

Yes, all the above...

Before anyone buys - the product, service, offer - must give a resounding ping to the right emotion (the research shows the key emotion) - and you need to justify the...
Forum: Copywriting 25th January 2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,220
Posted By zthfitness
Re: What is the most important factor in the decision to buy something?

Believability is HUGE... it was Mr. Halbert that said the #1 reason people DON'T buy is that they simply DO NOT BELIEVE YOU!
Forum: Mind Warriors 25th January 2013, 01:10 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,528
Posted By MilkerFocus
Re: 4 Bad Habits Newbies Need To Pay Attention

You are awesome.Totally agree with you. Especially first one.
Forum: Copywriting 24th January 2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,220
Posted By verial
Re: What is the most important factor in the decision to buy something?

One of the things a good copywriter recognizes before even beginning to write is whether the decision-making process is a:

1) Should I buy this?

or a:

2) Which one should I buy?

Knowing...
Forum: Copywriting 24th January 2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,220
Posted By ERPLeadsWriter
Re: What is the most important factor in the decision to buy something?

The answer to your question is actually any of these things. It can just be one, a pair, or an entire combination. The important thing to remember is to know your target audience. What matters most...
Forum: Copywriting 24th January 2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,220
Posted By TheSalesBooster
Forum: Copywriting 24th January 2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,220
Posted By Rezbi
Re: What is the most important factor in the decision to buy something?

All other things being equal, the thing that makes people buy is desire.

If they don't want the product, they won't buy, no matter what.

Keep in mind, desire could be inate. Something they're...
Forum: Copywriting 24th January 2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,220
Posted By OutOfThisWord
Re: What is the most important factor in the decision to buy something?

Emotion.

Did you strike an emotional chord.

Did you connect with an emotional need.
Forum: Copywriting 24th January 2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,220
Posted By ewenmack
Re: What is the most important factor in the decision to buy something?

Buyer's criteria.
Match your message to their buying criteria.

Buyers have a criteria ranging from loose
to fixed.

The loose criteria buyers can be impulsive
through to having a more...
Forum: Copywriting 24th January 2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,220
Posted By Alex Cohen
Re: What is the most important factor in the decision to buy something?

I agree with Pusateri... believability is the most important factor.

I'd put the selling sandwich together differently, though. Attention and irresistible offer between the bread.

Alex
Forum: Copywriting 24th January 2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,220
Posted By copyassassin
Re: What is the most important factor in the decision to buy something?

Shadowflux,

Strangely enough, what I'm about to share has little to do with copywriting; yet, I find these factors to be present in almost every single case in niched services/products:


Very...
Forum: Copywriting 24th January 2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,220
Posted By Pusateri
Re: What is the most important factor in the decision to buy something?

The sale hinges on confidence.

If the prospect doesn't have confidence that the product will meet her need, deliver on its promise, there will be no sale.

It's the meat in the selling sandwich,...
Forum: Mind Warriors 21st May 2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 892
Posted By prismkuet
Re: Today I Learned an Important Lesson About Manifesting Your Desires

Very heart touching. Probably the story is same for me also.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 16th May 2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 498
Posted By Daniel Evans
Re: Anyone Else Like to Draw or Paint?

Great work BTW Shadowflux and TimPhelan!!
Forum: Off Topic Forum 16th May 2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 498
Posted By TimPhelan
Re: Anyone Else Like to Draw or Paint?

I've been painting and drawing all my life. I mostly do abstracts these days but also do figurative stuff. Here's an old one and a couple new portraits:

I did this one of Jim Croce for a friend of...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 16th May 2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 498
Posted By Daniel Evans
Re: Anyone Else Like to Draw or Paint?

I've just took up acrylic painting today!!

I bought the stuff below. I'm going to be reading through the book before I sacrifice one of the 10 canvases in the pad! :)

...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 16th May 2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 498
Posted By MissTerraK
Re: Anyone Else Like to Draw or Paint?

Nice work Shadowflux!

I'm not an artist by any means, but my son is rather good at drawings as well. The work I'm about to show you was from way back in high school, but I don't have any recent...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 16th May 2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 498
Posted By Tangycontent
Re: Anyone Else Like to Draw or Paint?

I love to draw, but nothing like that. I prefer using DrawSomething to get my artistic side out...
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