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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd May 2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 280
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: Help!!! Would you use and pay for my service?

Well I'm a graphic designer myself so I'd obviously design my own ads, but I do know this industry pretty well and can offer my own anecdotal observations if it's of any help.

In my experience,...
Forum: Mind Warriors 7th April 2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 3,593
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: More income? AND More happiness?

I think what's always made me happiest is having something to look forward to -- some kind of goal that I'm eagerly working towards that makes me excited to get out of bed in the morning and get to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th March 2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,561
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: Does "faceless" content marketing work?

It absolutely works. I know we're in the era of everyone and their dog wanting to be a personal brand, but just being a regular old brand that solves problems for people still works.

I have half...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th February 2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,808
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: Best way for earning passive income

My "passive" streams are selling design templates, guides, courses, and YouTube ads. Amazon's affiliate program makes me a few bucks every month but it's chump change and wasn't worth the trouble in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th February 2019, 03:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 418
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: How do you find your clients?

I don't. They find me.

More specifically - I create content that solves typical problems related to my services. People find it in Google search and on YouTube then hire me to do it for them.
Forum: Social Media 2nd January 2019, 05:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 906
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: Is Facebook Still A Good Place To Advertise?

It depends on what you're selling, how well you sell it, who you're targeting, how well you target them, how effective your copy is, etc. There's so many variables. It's a lot more complicated than...
Forum: Beginners Area 29th November 2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,663
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: Freelancers Really Need To Stop Working For Pennies.

You have to be careful which ponds you fish in as a freelancer.

In 2012 I was designing $50 logos for clients on Elance and they were mostly pricks who micro-managed everything and always wanted...
Forum: Website Design 8th October 2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 441
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: Which software should logo designers use?

Vector graphics and raster graphics are very different.

Raster graphics are made up of a series of individual colored boxes known as pixels. They're static. Once something has been designed as a...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 5th October 2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 363
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: Why you are not help me out even you are free?

Just because someone isn't utilizing their time in a way that you deem useful, that doesn't mean you're entitled to it.

If you expect someone to do work for you under the premise of partnership...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th August 2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,786
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: Clients keep asking for my number, how do I keep my business email or DM only?

This is something I've struggled with myself.

When you're a freelancer, the product you're selling is your time. If you're not using your time wisely, you're hurting your profits.

The problem...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th June 2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,127
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: MOBE: seized by FTC? Diversify Your Assets and a QUESTION

That's how pyramid schemes work in modern days.

These companies aren't stupid. They know pyramid schemes are illegal, so they offer some kind of token product/service as a front. Where the real...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th June 2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 250
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: Google effects on http to https

Give it time. Last year I made the switch from HTTP to HTTPS myself. My search rankings tanked but slowly recovered over the course of a few months. In fact, they bounced back higher.

At first I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th June 2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,127
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: MOBE: seized by FTC? Diversify Your Assets and a QUESTION

Hey, wanna learn how to make money? Give me some money and I'll tell you how.

*gives money*

Cool. Now go do to other people what I just did to you.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st June 2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 180
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: Whom do you look up to/ follow?

It's hard to find people who provide useful information instead of taking the low-hanging fruit of regurgitating motivational platitudes. And once you do, I find that it isn't long before you've...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd March 2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 355
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: Off camera youtuber

Open Broadcaster is completely free and will let you record your screen in Windows at any resolution and frame rate you desire. I use it for my own tutorials.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 18th March 2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 1,749
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: Is Cryptocurrency Now The Hottest Niche To Venture Into?

Pretty much agree with this. The people getting involved now are average Joe's looking to get rich quick with little-to-no effort. At this point the real opportunity is in selling crypto-related...
Forum: Website Design 1st November 2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 211
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: Best and FREE alternative to Photoshop?

As an experienced, full-time graphic designer, I can assure you that GIMP is the best free alternative to Photoshop. It's powerful and surprisingly capable, yet it's fairly simple to learn and...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd June 2017, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 97
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: Sub-domain or Sub folder? Which helps to rank quicker in SERP.

I remember seeing a study done by the folks at Moz. They concluded that using a sub folder is much better than a sub-domain for SEO. I don't have a link but I'm sure it would be easy to find.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st May 2017, 05:15 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,991
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: $108,000 in revenue a day without working more than an hour, tip sheet

I don't think many people understand just how difficult it is to get 1 person to part with a single dollar that they worked for, and rightly so.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th May 2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 631
Posted By nowservingpixels
RE: SEO vs Paid Traffic - Why do people continue to chase the rabbit?

There's other benefits to SEO traffic besides it being free. I could shut my computer off and do nothing for the next month and when I came back my inbox would be full of leads and I'd still have...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th December 2016, 06:30 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,364
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: Making Money Online: Reality vs. Fiction

Don't believe income claims people make on the internet, especially if they're trying to sell you on the concept of making money. At the very least, be skeptical.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th December 2016, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: Need suggestion between stablehost/hawkhost/hostwind/crocweb/mddhosting

I've been using Hawk Host for 3 years now. No problems yet. Great customer support. A few weeks back I submitted a ticket on a Sunday morning and they replied within a couple of hours.

I don't...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th December 2016, 02:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,308
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: The quickest way to gain premium Free traffic ?

Well if you can't pay for targeted traffic with money you'll have to pay for it with your time. That can be accomplished by creating really useful and unique content and hustling to get the word out...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th November 2016, 07:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 403
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: Where do you find really talented graphic designers?

Mainly through Youtube with design tutorials. I also create case studies about design projects in blog post format which rank in search, and I also run them as sponsored posts on Facebook targeted to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th October 2016, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 263
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: Things I wish someone told me when I was a newbie freelancer

Great post. Likewise I've been a freelancer for the past 5 years and the first 2 years were very turbulent for me. Started out on Elance but now have my own site and marketing efforts propping me up....
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 10th July 2016, 10:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 253
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: What is the best logo ever created?

Some of my favorites, aside from the usual Nike and Apple...

The Under Armour logo, which conceptualizes the letters U and A in an overall style that I think works beautifully...
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Forum: Social Media 8th July 2016, 04:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 16,206
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: Suddenly stopped getting new followers on Instagram

That happens to me sometimes too -- I'll get a sudden spike in activity, then it settles back down. Later on I'll find out it's because someone popular Tweeted one of my videos, or one of them were...
Forum: Social Media 8th July 2016, 03:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 16,206
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: Suddenly stopped getting new followers on Instagram

How long have you been regularly getting hundreds of new followers per day?

That's just the nature of social media sometimes. Some days I get 87 new subscribers to my Youtube channel, some days I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th February 2016, 06:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 868
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: Got Scammed, Now What?

I actually started out using Elance before it became Upwork. When they announced the merger I felt like my future was up in the air, so I set up my own website and now conduct all of my business...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th February 2016, 04:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 868
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: Got Scammed, Now What?

I'll second that.

I'm a freelance graphic designer and I use PayPal for some projects myself. I always ask for full payment upfront, and 9 times out of 10 the client doesn't have a problem with...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th January 2016, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: 2016 Internet Marketing Business Brand Logo

The principles of an effective logo remain the same regardless of what date it is. Just stick to the basics and you'll be fine.

Your logo should be simple, meaning it'll translate nicely when...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 17th December 2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By nowservingpixels
Re: Help with Wiping Laptops Reinstalling Windows

This should be quite easy. Whatever brand of laptop it is, Google "[brand] laptop restore to factory"

It will restore the computer back to its factory settings - the state it was in when you took...
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