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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th December 2011, 10:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 629
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: $35-$50 for the best answer to this SEO - URL related question

Done. Here's the reply from the US Marines:

"On behalf of the U.S. Marine Corps, the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation and the many less fortunate children who will experience the joy of Christmas...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th December 2011, 09:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 629
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: $35-$50 for the best answer to this SEO - URL related question

Mike;

Your last response was the one I was looking for. I figured I wasn't exactly asking the question correctly and I'm glad we got down to what I needed.

Send me your PayPal via PM and I'm...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th November 2011, 05:02 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,972
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: Claims in WSOs - What Gives?

I LOVE hearing the old spineless verbal wave of indifference when people simply say "buyer beware."

Whatever happened to integrity?

When you associate yourself with liars and thieves, even...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd November 2011, 07:49 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,460
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: It's Official PayPal Is Dying!

Personally, I'd love to see PayPal lose its customer base and fizzle out. Awful company. But I highly doubt that's going to happen.

We can only hope that this new competition will prompt...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd November 2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,625
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: What's your copywriting history?

I've always been a writer, but my career began early. When I was a kid I was a ward of the state and was often placed in group homes, detention centers, institutions, etc, as there weren't too many...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 21st November 2011, 08:40 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,095
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: Fiverr. The home of Scammers, Spammers, and Mults.

That gig has been suspended. ;-) Too bad.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 20th November 2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 592
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: "Great minds can READ this!"

This is fun, but there's no study that says that only 55% of people can do it. Everyone can do it.

In fa t, y o ca ev n rem ve lette s nd pe ple w ll st ll b ab e to re d it.
Forum: Copywriting 12th November 2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,236
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: Headline Writing Noob. Help please?

[QUOTE=Jonathan 2.0;5027325]"10 Deadly Website Mistakes New Business Owners Make ...
(And How To Survive Them ...)"

I like where you're going with this, but this title means you're giving away...
Forum: Copywriting 5th November 2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 787
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: A Little Rant

Damn it sir, that is one of the finest posts I have ever seen in this forum!

Well done, and thanks for the brutal honesty. We see that far too little here.
Forum: Copywriting 5th November 2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 787
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: A Little Rant

Sorry, I should have quoted. I was talking to the OP. ;-)
Forum: Copywriting 5th November 2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 787
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: A Little Rant

So if no one was paying you to write "killer" copy, you'd still do it after you were "rich"? I assume you'd then give the work away for free?

And don't say you'd use it to promote your own...
Forum: Copywriting 5th November 2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 683
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: "Yes, I hear you're a copyright-er?"

The proper way to handle this is to remove the incorrect word and in its place put:

[copywriter]

This indicates to the reader that your word is not part of the original quote and instead is...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 29th May 2011, 04:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 753
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: Favorite Book or Author?

Illusions changed my life and gave me the magnetism skills needed to make my own fate in the world. Johnathan Livingston Seagull was Bach's way of reaching the masses I think...and job well done. ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th May 2011, 07:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,772
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: My Paypal account FROZEN and lots of VERY WEIRD questions... can you help?

Adana;

Your account has been flagged because it is a Personal account when in actuality it should be a Premier account. It takes nothing to make this upgrade and you really should have set it up...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th May 2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,735
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: Original vs. Spun Articles? When to use which?

BAHAHAHAHA! Very well played, sir.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th May 2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,735
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: Original vs. Spun Articles? When to use which?

You're all ignorant! Al Arge, the greatest word spinner of all time? Seriously? The guy is a LEGEND, famous for quipping such beauteous lines like:

"Hi, my party is probably starting our 1st...
Forum: Mind Warriors 23rd May 2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 16,345
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: What is the most IMPORTANT LESSON you learned?

The most important lesson I learned was how to recognize spammers.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th May 2011, 04:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 682
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: Press Releases - What do you do?

That's exactly right but I'll go one step further: they suck at press releases BECAUSE they are misinformed.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Press Releases Don't Work

WARRIOR FORUM, Anywhere Town...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th May 2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,577
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: Did you receive Sean Mize's eMail Today? (Selling his business?)

I'll never understand why people consider being a #1 or #2 writer at EZA special. It's a PAID position, people. The ONLY thing that makes Mize #1 on EZA is the QUANTITY of his articles. Not the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th May 2011, 11:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 682
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: Press Releases - What do you do?

PRWeb is probably the best source out there, and they're not that expensive for all that they do. They have packages starting at $50 per release, which is a pretty good deal considering everything...
Forum: Copywriting 17th May 2011, 05:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,388
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: How I lost an $1800 copywriting contract

Sebastion;

I know you're using Elance as a major platform to launch yourself and that's great. One word of caution:

Always message from within the PMB. Here's why:

Email servers-...
Forum: Copywriting 16th May 2011, 07:53 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,917
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th May 2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,697
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: Submitting Articles

Done and done. Thanks!
Forum: Copywriting 15th May 2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 884
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: How I became a copywriter in one year

Sebastion;

It's not a good (or legal) practice to use work that is now owned by another party as part of your portfolio unless you have explicit permission to do so. As a freelance writer you no...
Forum: Copywriting 15th May 2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,110
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: Warriors for hire section -- How to compete?

Article writing has nothing to do with copywriting.

If you want to market your legitimate skills along with a ton of monkeys pumping out "content", then there's lots of ways that you can make...
Forum: Copywriting 7th May 2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 993
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: Best Way To Phrase This...

Steve,

I think you were closest in your own post, but shorter is the key for forceful effect:

"Guaranteed Results or You Pay Nothing"

Most compliance officers will like this because...
Forum: Copywriting 6th May 2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,016
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: Freelance Work

We've tried Odesk, Guru and Elance. Elance is by far the best, but you must know how to use it. If you don't know how to determine if the client or the project is high-quality, then some of the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st May 2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,554
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: Google In Domain Name

The word Google is actually a proprietary name derived from the word Googol, which is an extremely large number. (A 1 followed by 100 zeroes.)

Because it is a made-up proprietary name a person...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th April 2011, 08:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 813
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: Hii! Im newbie on Warrior forum and I could need some help!

All of the above suggestions are great. However, if you're going to use the Warrior Forum as part of your IM strategy (and I highly recommend that you do), I have 2 recommendations that will enable...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th April 2011, 04:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,490
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: Do you ever write articles on topics you're not much of an authority on?

Why any writer or marketer would ever say that you shouldn't write about a topic you don't know about is beyond me. What do you think journalists do? Any journalist who's ever written or reported...
Forum: Mind Warriors 18th April 2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,210
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: Why "The Secret" SUCKS!!

With all due respect, I personally thought The "Secret" (there was nothing secret about anything in it) was the most inane and ridiculous waste of time I've yet to encounter.

What the Bleep Do...
Forum: Copywriting 15th April 2011, 07:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,246
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: Crossing The FTC? Priceless

Clearly you don't have much foresight. By stating "Hype doesn't sell," I am creating hype.

Just something I learned at this imaginary "prestigious business school" I supposedly went to.

And...
Forum: Copywriting 15th April 2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,246
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: Crossing The FTC? Priceless

If you actually read all of the provisions, you'll clearly see this is a good thing. The government is not "investigating" or "researching" whether or not you are using these practices. They are...
Forum: Copywriting 13th April 2011, 07:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 934
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Dragon Naturally Speaking- Don't Buy it if You Have Windows 7!!

Dragon is a great product and I constantly hear IMs and writers discussing whether they should purchase it or not. Often people are hesitant because of the expense....

However, if you have...
Forum: Mind Warriors 10th April 2011, 06:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 796
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: Please cheer me up

Look man, you're 21 and personally, I think you're being unreasonable to yourself. At 21 you SHOULD be just starting out in life. In fact, most people don't get started until 24 or 26, so in...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th April 2011, 08:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,840
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Blog Comment Demon: Read Before You Buy

Hello fellow Warriors;

We recently started using Article Demon, Social Bookmarking Demon, and Blog Comment Demon in my office. And while the first two work well enough that I'd recommend them to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th April 2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Re: Article Writing Opinion?

If you care about readership, I'd recommend staying away from PLR as Rob mentioned above. PLR is not for people who care about quality. Of course, if you just want backlinks and SERP then by all...
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