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Forum: Offline Marketing 7th February 2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 28,454
Posted By homeworkin
Re: How To Build A Local SEO Empire

Great explanation. This stuff flat-out works. I have used a similar plan to dominate for some nice national key words. Where some of my competitors are spending BIG bucks (including double page...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th January 2011, 01:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,893
Posted By homeworkin
Re: How to Make an Extra $2,500.00 Per Month Easily and Simply...

The time element is a tricky one. It reminds me of the man who was considering going to college, though he was no longer a young man. He lamented, "I don't know, if I do this it will take so long. I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th January 2011, 05:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,681
Posted By homeworkin
Re: Can you have the same article on your website AND Ezine Articles?

Yes, you can do this and not have any problems with Google or EZA. The easiest way to do it is to use the EZA plugin for Wordpress sites. That way you can write the articles, send it off to EZA by...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th January 2011, 05:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 993
Posted By homeworkin
Re: Should I join War Room now?

Joining the War Room is a great idea. There is so much good information in there. Just limit the amount of time you spend there and work on your site as much as you can.

Keep in mind that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th January 2011, 05:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 743
Posted By homeworkin
Re: Best automated way to submit articles to less than 100 good sites?

Getting a list of sites with your articles is a great idea. So far no one has mentioned a software that includes this list. Anyone?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th January 2011, 05:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 474
Posted By homeworkin
Re: domain name giveaway

Brilliant strategy. Giving is a perfect way to share the wealth, build good will, and get pingbacks. Kind of like a blog contest. Very smart, and generous.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th January 2011, 05:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,171
Posted By homeworkin
Re: Three months on WF...

Sounds like you really do have a handle on how all of this works. Keep that education going. It is always amazing to me how much I use from the various odd-jobs I have worked over the years. Jobs I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th January 2011, 04:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,848
Posted By homeworkin
Re: Turns out I did over a million dollars last year :)

Congratulations - and thanks for sharing your "secret."

There are precious few business opportunities that have the potential for rewards that internet marketing has. Where else can the average...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th January 2011, 04:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Posted By homeworkin
Re: Where to find high quality free content / ebook for redistribution / selling?

PLR allows you to move quickly and helps prevent that dreaded "blank page syndrome." You know, where you stare at a blank screen or page and can't think of anything to write.

Get the best quality...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th January 2011, 04:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,893
Posted By homeworkin
Re: How to Make an Extra $2,500.00 Per Month Easily and Simply...

Great post. You hit the nail on the head with the idea of serving others. One of the MAIN reasons people fail online is lack of focus. But, the correllary to that is that so many people are trying to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th January 2011, 04:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 755
Posted By homeworkin
Re: How do I get an avalanche of traffic?

Oh, one more thing. You are capturing this traffic in a list, right? Cause it could really be something as simple as the fact that people are being careful with money right now. If you have the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th January 2011, 04:32 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,948
Posted By homeworkin
Re: Insane Month I am Outraged

I make a significant portion of my money from my retail sites. January is usually a better month in the niche I am in, since my products are not so much gift ideas as necessities. December is usually...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th January 2011, 04:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 755
Posted By homeworkin
Re: How do I get an avalanche of traffic?

If you write one really good, targeted article per day and send it out to the top 10 article directories - you'll quickly start getting some targeted traffic. Then, start capturing that traffic on...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th December 2010, 01:18 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 6,083
Posted By homeworkin
Re: New FTC Rules Take Effect January 1st: Are Your Websites Ready?

If you believe that government agencies will not deliberately ruin the economy or destroy small businesses - it might pay to do some reading about a sweet little law called the CPSIA.

Under the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd December 2010, 03:09 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,701
Posted By homeworkin
Re: How much an article writer can earn....!!!?

Do not let your web design skills stop you from marketing. Wordpress is a God-send for the technically challenged like myself. Why sweat building out an HTML site if you can in less than an hour...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd December 2010, 03:04 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,701
Posted By homeworkin
Re: How much an article writer can earn....!!!?

Do not let your web design skills stop you from marketing. Wordpress is a God-send for the technically challenged like myself. Why sweat building out an HTML site if you can in less than an hour...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st November 2010, 12:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,037
Posted By homeworkin
Re: Online business from bedroom

I have a large room set up for shipping/warehouse for my retail sites. I have a huge production room set up for producing physical products I sell. My internet marketing business lives on my laptop...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st November 2010, 12:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 888
Posted By homeworkin
Re: Registering Domains - 1 or 2 Years?

I already save money on registrations due to GoDaddy's domain club thing. So, makes no difference to me for cost - except for when there are increases. I have not seen any difference in SEO for those...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st October 2010, 01:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,194
Posted By homeworkin
Re: "I wish someone told me that when I was starting out"

Focus. Yes, I know it has been said a hundred times, but lack of focus really is the number one reason people don't make money.

Finish stuff. Unfinished products and unread/unfollowed programs...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st October 2010, 01:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 880
Posted By homeworkin
Re: In niche finding => what’s the minimum search monthly volume I should consider?

I have seen at least 10 different selection methods for minimums. Bottom line is this, you need enough traffic to make that web site worth making. Nice answer, eh?

If you are targeting...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st October 2010, 12:58 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,219
Posted By homeworkin
Re: Why do you spin articles?

Spinning has its place. There is good spinning where you use a software program to help you create lots of article variations from a hand-spun article. Then there is icky spinning that translates an...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st October 2010, 12:44 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 15,536
Posted By homeworkin
Re: My Secret To Making Money Fast By Doing Things a "Certain Way"

That car pushing analogy is perfect. Most of us start internet marketing by trying to move a whole parking lot full of cars at once. Racing from car to car, we get a little movement and then rush...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st October 2010, 12:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,075
Posted By homeworkin
Re: My $100 a day Theory and why it works for me

Great way of looking at things. Focus and finish are two of the real solutions to the age-old question "What works?" Attracting traffic is one of the steps to considering a project finished.

I am...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st October 2010, 12:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,046
Posted By homeworkin
Re: How to build list quickly from scratch?

Offer value. Give away the best stuff you can find or create. Make it so irresistable that they can't afford to walk away from your optin.

Then get affiliates excited about promoting your offer....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st October 2010, 12:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By homeworkin
Re: Need Some Advice

If the site you are referring to is the one in your signature, here are my thoughts.

When I go to the site, I don't see an opt in above the fold. I do see a lot of offers and ads, but not any...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 31st October 2010, 12:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,235
Posted By homeworkin
Re: Hot Coffee, an accident, and I make $100.

Great story. I'd hang out in shops more, but my bored 2 year old racing through the place terrorizing everything in her path tends to make it hard for people to concentrate on throwing money at me.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st October 2010, 12:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,884
Posted By homeworkin
Re: Does people buy Halloween costume online??

Definitely get started for next year as soon as possible. I got my Halloween sites up pretty late in the game since they were not a top concern for me. I did not promote them pretty much at all. I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th October 2010, 11:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 716
Posted By homeworkin
Re: Blog On Main Domain Or As /blog ?

The most effective combination for me is to have the blog in the root directory and use pop-over forms to gather contact info. SEO really does work better on sites that have real pages instead of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th October 2010, 11:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 689
Posted By homeworkin
Re: Violation Of Googles Websmaster Guidelines - doh!

Effectively there is no way Google can tell if someone is buying links. Sure, if someone is advertising it is obvious - but there are many, many ways to buy links that Google would really never be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th October 2010, 03:28 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,781
Posted By homeworkin
Re: Is there anything that really works???

[QUOTE=Audrey Harvey;2697399]I think that's a very valid point. All the hype promises money for nothing (and chicks for free, if you believe Dire Straits :) ) QUOTE]

Actually, in IM they keep...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th October 2010, 01:56 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,382
Posted By homeworkin
Re: Pen Names. How did you come up with one?

The dirt road I grew up on was, and I kid you not, Poverty Flats. Of course, we didn't know that until the city came along one day and slapped up a sign. About two weeks later the sign was stolen and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th October 2010, 03:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,119
Posted By homeworkin
Re: is the IM Work at home bubble about to burst?

Ok, answer me this, before you started internet marketing, how many years did you make 6 or 7 figures in your job? If you stayed in that job, how quickly would you reach 6 figures?

Before asking...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th October 2010, 12:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 535
Posted By homeworkin
Re: Backlinking when page is not indexed?

LOL, well, I start backlinking sometimes before I build out a blog. But I know that is not the recommended way of doing things.

Backlinks are a good plan. You can also get it indexed fast by...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th October 2010, 12:42 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,382
Posted By homeworkin
Re: Pen Names. How did you come up with one?

Not a lawyer, and no one lets me play one on TV....

My understanding is that your author name is different than a business name. You can write under any name you choose (unless your state has...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th October 2010, 12:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 642
Posted By homeworkin
Re: Pinging RSS?

Pinging alerts the services that your site has been updated. Keeps it fresh and lets the sites know your blog is still updating.

MaxBlog Ping Optimizer is a great free WP plugin that helps...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th October 2010, 12:17 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,781
Posted By homeworkin
Re: Is there anything that really works???

Yes, there are many business models that work. When I started out I was completely broke and desperate for money. I was married to someone who thought that his job was to play video games while I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th October 2010, 12:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 746
Posted By homeworkin
Re: How important is keyphrase in domain name?

Having the keyword in the domain is very important for SEO - however, it is not the only factor.

I have one site that is ranking very well for an extremely competitive term. It has 1.2 million...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd October 2010, 06:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,978
Posted By homeworkin
Re: Top 10 Ways To Profit From PLR Articles

There are purists in every field or topic who feel that their way is the only way. If you are publishing a blog for the purpose of sharing your opinions and feelings, yes, they should be your own. If...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd October 2010, 06:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,696
Posted By homeworkin
Re: New to PLR - Need Topics!

Blank pages are scary. Make a list of 20 topics you think you "could" write about. Don't let yourself stop until you hit 20. Then go back and think of 5 headlines for each topic.

Now, pick ONE...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th August 2010, 03:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By homeworkin
Re: My Regrets

Not taking action when I was first starting out. During the Dot Com boom I was living in Washington Dc, near a few little techie companies like AOL. I worked in marketing and public relations for...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 18th August 2010, 03:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,534
Posted By homeworkin
Re: Whats the best KEYWORD tool? Paid or Free!

Traffic Travis, Google Wonderwheel and Google Keyword tool are all very respectable ways to get great keywords. I happen to use and love MNF, it suits my needs well. The marketers I follow tend to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th December 2009, 02:15 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 11,284
Posted By homeworkin
Re: Why Are Some of the Internet Marketing Coaching "Gurus" Bailing?

I am getting a lot more email from some of the "retired" folks. Seriously though, I think a lot of people who do well in this field are itching to try new things and do new things. That is what made...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th December 2009, 01:47 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,056
Posted By homeworkin
Re: Long Articles vs. Short Articles

My highest click through article has been viewed 73,000 times. It has 761 words. It is on a topic that is extremely sensitive for the people who are searching for it. My second most viewed article...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th December 2009, 01:27 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,875
Posted By homeworkin
Re: FTC Rules and the WSO Board- Unsubstantiated Promises?

The FTC made it clear that they consider a blogger getting a free review copy of a book to be a big enough deal that it is required to disclose. So, I think they are casting a really, really broad...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th December 2009, 01:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 801
Posted By homeworkin
Re: What's with $97 (or some derivative)

I have an ebook of marketing tests from a big-name guru and in it he shows that prices ending in 7 have a much higher conversion rate. So, I am sure that started the ball rolling and then everyone...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th December 2009, 01:00 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,149
Posted By homeworkin
Re: Powerful And Easy Way To Transform PLR Content Into High Quality Unique Content Websites

I think the key is to just get the PLR off your hard drive and into cyber space. This is a great way to use some of those dusty ebooks. I have had success flipping WP sites with my own content as...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 25th October 2009, 03:15 PM
Replies: 495
Views: 76,366
Posted By homeworkin
Re: Reviews for George Brown's Google Sniper...

Yes, it makes a difference. Wordpress sites do climb faster for me than HTML sites. Especially if you do choose to update them (write a couple of extra articles and schedule them to post weekly)....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd October 2009, 12:33 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 39,573
Posted By homeworkin
Re: The Ultimate Internet Marketing Toolbox

Great stuff. Nice of you to offer it for free. But, then, you do that a lot. I've learned tons from both your free and paid information. One of the best marketing videos I've ever seen is one you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd October 2009, 12:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 525
Posted By homeworkin
Re: How much is your time worth? (Yes, I worked it out!)

Calculating your hourly rate is vital to scaling your business. If you know that one activity saves/makes you $20 an hour, and another one $40, you will be able to keep your 'to do' list prioritized...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd October 2009, 11:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By homeworkin
Re: My favorite blog comment so far...

What? You are selling tapes? How 20th century of you. I keep getting customer complaints that my records are scratchy. I KNOW that can't be true, my 1 year old taste tests all of them for me.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd October 2009, 10:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,115
Posted By homeworkin
Re: If a REAL person clicks on a linkwheel - Won't they just go round in circles?

The idea is that they will wander around and around in your link wheel until they can't think of any way to escape except through the "buy" links you have sprinkled like breadcrumbs through their...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st October 2009, 08:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 519
Posted By homeworkin
Best Backlink Strategies? - White hat

I have a retail website that is about 4 years old (PR4). I plan to sell it within a year, I prefer my online money makers (less effort!), but it will be worth a LOT more if I can get it higher in...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 21st October 2009, 08:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,348
Posted By homeworkin
Re: wow!! Dragon NaturallySpeaking rocks

The new version is supposed to be much better and more accurate than even the previous release version. I bought a headset with the intention of buying DNS, but I keep wandering off before I actually...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 21st October 2009, 08:12 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,221
Posted By homeworkin
Re: What Product Made You Your First $1?

I actually made my first money on eBay, but I was too silly to see it as a business then. Man, I wish I had been smart enough to focus there instead of the day job I finally decided I could live...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 21st October 2009, 08:01 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,324
Posted By homeworkin
Re: Is Hostgator Good?

I love Hostgator. Been using them about 6 months now and have been very happy with their CS and features.

HATED 1and1.com (threw my site offline for 2 weeks due to a simple domain registrar...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 21st October 2009, 07:52 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,011
Posted By homeworkin
Re: I'm A Newbie And Who Do I Trust

Kim Roach's stuff is good, Jimmy D. Brown is very straight forward, PotPie Girl, several others mentioned here.

The first thing I would ask yourself though, is what you want to spend your time...
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