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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th September 2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By Sandra Martinez
Re: Traffic buyer beware: Bloomberg article on traffic schemes that defraud advertisers

Traffic in general means nothing. Targeted traffic is what converts. As I see it, buying traffic only works as a business model if you are selling ads to third parties.
So it is a train where each...
Forum: Website Design 17th September 2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 826
Posted By Sandra Martinez
Re: How Do I Convert JPEG Graphics To Vector Graphics For Teesprig!

So... you want to convert vector to jpg or jpg to vector? Title and OP seem contradictory.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th September 2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 974
Posted By Sandra Martinez
Re: Remain Anonymous vs a Real Name for Self Help Site / how to monetize

That's a niche where people identify with the person they are following. You will need to use video sooner or later. Not many chances of staying anonymous for a long time if things go right.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th September 2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 485
Posted By Sandra Martinez
Re: How much would non-native speaker's English mistakes affect conversion?

If you say in advance that you are not a native speaker and your content is good, people interested in you will overlook a mistake here and there.
If you were a writer for hire, like I was for a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th September 2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By Sandra Martinez
Re: Children eBooks - new ideas needed

Smashwords works with different platforms:

Smashwords – Distribution (http://www.smashwords.com/distribution)

you need to take the books out of select to sell on them,
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th September 2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 775
Posted By Sandra Martinez
Re: Is this absurd or what?

Many mlm systems work like this. They target as affiliates people who are not already online marketers, and provide the whole package as solution. So people center in what they want them to--that is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th September 2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,360
Posted By Sandra Martinez
Re: Any legit method to make $20-40 per day?

Online business is not that different from offline business. You need:

1. A product to sell.
2. A buyer.

You can make that money "easily" in the service arena. Now the question is:

What...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th September 2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,939
Posted By Sandra Martinez
Re: My Fiverr seller experience..Bowing out gracefully?

Reviews are a mess to give as a service. Not only it goes against the idea of reviews as a way of peer validation, it is also tough as a business model if you want to "do it right" (putting aside...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th September 2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 759
Posted By Sandra Martinez
Re: What problems can I have if I copy articles from selfgrowth.com?

Look for royalty free or public domain images. There are tons around. Usually royalty free are not free, public domain should be.

I copied this yesterday from a post around here (sorry I didn't...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th September 2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 759
Posted By Sandra Martinez
Re: What problems can I have if I copy articles from selfgrowth.com?

Alright. So... evidently you want content, and you don't want to bother writing it or paying to write it.

There is something called "curation". It takes content from other places and organizes it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th September 2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By Sandra Martinez
Re: I have kindle Book, how to market it

--Find your main keywords.
--Choose one main hub to promote your book (self hosted or not).
--In your main hub make articles for each keyword.
--Link from each article to your product, and to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd September 2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By Sandra Martinez
Re: The power of the WF: pulse and idea factory

Thanks for the kudos. :)

You are right about niches. It works.

Scale up? I am strong in a related niche, so this is already part of something bigger. I might make more of these books, if that's...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd September 2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By Sandra Martinez
The power of the WF: pulse and idea factory

I am one of those who come here when is seeking information, and then vanishes for a couple of months. But every time I come something great happens.

A week and a half ago I got an email from the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st September 2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,939
Posted By Sandra Martinez
Re: My Fiverr seller experience..Bowing out gracefully?

Alright. I had a look at your account.

First off, from the services only one is necessary for the right people: business cards.
Now... are you competitive? Look at the competition and see if...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st September 2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 642
Posted By Sandra Martinez
Re: Getting good content?

You can get a good plr package and use someone from fiverr to re-write. Then edit copy yourself to clean up messes.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st August 2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,808
Posted By Sandra Martinez
Re: Can Proofreading in fiverr be trusted?

Those are not usual mistakes of non-native speakers, because the written language is learned after being fluent both writing and speaking in the home language. You are going to find them more often...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th August 2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 809
Posted By Sandra Martinez
Re: Correlation does not equal causation!

Thanks :)

I know. I don't engage because I believe the persona. I do it for the sake of others.

Alexa is fun though, and real enough. In the past there was one lady even funnier, Laura Miller...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th August 2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 809
Posted By Sandra Martinez
Re: Correlation does not equal causation!

Sorry, not true.

Correlation sometimes imply causation, sometimes they are both consequence of the same underlying cause, and sometimes are not connected at all.

But, I'm not particularly...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th August 2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 809
Posted By Sandra Martinez
Re: Correlation does not equal causation!

Marketing as a form of communication is not a science, but an art. And, actually, if we need to apply stats to a system the available math can't deal with it in real scientific terms (as it happens...
Forum: Warriors For Hire 18th June 2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,219
Posted By Sandra Martinez
Re: [Proven Track Record ~ A Team You Can Trust] - Ghostwriting for Content Management, Kindle, E-bo

I read some of the books produced by this team when John had a Kindle review exchange going. I am notorious for only giving honest reviews and the books deserved each one of their stars.

The...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd January 2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,057
Posted By Sandra Martinez
Re: Kindle - A Good Business To Be In?

I have some friends writing YA. They are not selling that much. Anything in fiction comes from peer recommendation, there are no keywords to target the promotion.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd January 2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,057
Posted By Sandra Martinez
Re: Kindle - A Good Business To Be In?

I have 4 books in Kindle (the one in Erotica with my name is not me, someone else is packing that money, sigh). All posted this last year.

From them, only one sells in autopilot. Two other sell...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st November 2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,081
Posted By Sandra Martinez
Re: is anybody making money with Amazon Kindle books in 2013? Or is it too competitive for a novice?

Those are probably wannabies... professional writers know they have to sell to pay the bills (so they can afford to keep writing). Completely different mindset.

Look at this woman:

Amazon.com:...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st November 2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,142
Posted By Sandra Martinez
Re: Kindle Countdown Deals: Your Thoughts?

I think this can be great if you have more than one book in the same niche. It allows some powerful combinations.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st November 2013, 05:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 611
Posted By Sandra Martinez
Re: Kindle Authors: Which Free Offer is Most Enticing?

Yeah, I see your point. I´m thinking it would be interesting to be able to make triangulation instead of swapping.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st October 2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 898
Posted By Sandra Martinez
Re: Kindle Formatting Software

Word comes with an instant clickable TOC... but whatever works for you, works. :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st October 2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 898
Posted By Sandra Martinez
Re: Kindle Formatting Software

If you save as filtered web page, and you are not too worried about special points and stuff, it usually works.

Where did you have the problem? Maybe I can help.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st October 2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,081
Posted By Sandra Martinez
Re: is anybody making money with Amazon Kindle books in 2013? Or is it too competitive for a novice?

John,

Come over then... :)

There are people going on and on against self-publishing, both as writers and as public, and they all have the same smell so to speak. One told me once that self...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st October 2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 611
Posted By Sandra Martinez
Re: Kindle Authors: Which Free Offer is Most Enticing?

Think the squeeze as the first step in your funnel. It is the filter that will bring in the customers you want and filter everyone else.

So... what will you be selling them? do you know who your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th October 2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 937
Posted By Sandra Martinez
Re: Kindle Publishing - What to Do & What NOT to do.

Quality is necessary, but not enough. Marketing is the art of creating channels that will connect the market with the product. That link is necessary too.

If you start strong in Amazon, whether...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th October 2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 898
Posted By Sandra Martinez
Re: Google is unleashing animals left & right on "suspecting" Internet Marketers

There are those who know exactly what they are doing when using grey or black hat technique, they are exploiting weaknesses that will be fixed. Those are privateers reincarnated, and have the need of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th August 2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By Sandra Martinez
Re: This Is Kind Of Scarey!

Yes, it is. Whether this is true or yet another false flag operation, it opens the door to attempt closing or controlling the web.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th August 2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 774
Posted By Sandra Martinez
Re: Spanish Market

Hey Mr, long time no see... :)

Sorry for vanishing. Let´s talk when you have time. The kindle Spanish market is very active, I did a deal with a couple of clients to access the stats. And I´m also...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th August 2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 774
Posted By Sandra Martinez
Re: Spanish Market

The Spanish market in US is very interesting. I am translating books right now like crazy. In Kindle, they have their own section and the competition is ludicrous.
What happens with the Spanish...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th August 2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 976
Posted By Sandra Martinez
Re: Article Writing and Tools

I have seen pretty heavy marketers sporting the dear-in-the-headlights´ look when asked about this. It was kind of funny.

Most people in the industry have "industry mentality". And they create...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th August 2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 938
Posted By Sandra Martinez
Re: Sexy Women That Don't Respond :(

It is using related niche reasoning. The same market that cater to those pictures usually are into games as well (the market for the pics is broader, granted).

Considering how addictive games can...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd August 2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 575
Posted By Sandra Martinez
Re: Kindle doubts

A website for each product is a bit too much... but a hub for the author and/or the publishing company is part of the package.

Many authors have weebly sites, the free version.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th April 2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,490
Posted By Sandra Martinez
Re: Short Stories Banned on the Kindle?

That last phrase hit it. :)

As a side note...

I don´t mind short stories. One of my favorite authors is Jorge Luis Borges. All his stories are short, and they are brilliant.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th April 2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,490
Posted By Sandra Martinez
Re: Short Stories Banned on the Kindle?

There is a problem Amazon needs to solve, but still can´t put the finger on, I think...

Kindle was originally designed for electronic versions of published paperback books. Now they are...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th April 2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,557
Posted By Sandra Martinez
Re: Images in Kindle?

Wow you had some trouble here...

I used my own recommendations in the kindle book of the first link in my signature, over 90 images, some big. Uploaded the first time.

Not to put salt on an...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th April 2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,557
Posted By Sandra Martinez
Re: Images in Kindle?

I´m not sure about comics... would have to play with it a bit.

For one of my books I use images of about 250px x 250px, saved an jpg and inserted in the document via the insert feature of word....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th April 2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 746
Posted By Sandra Martinez
Re: Kindle review tip

I have, but don´t have much stats to show yet (see the other answer).

I am also contacting people in the Amazon forums who showed interest in similar topics, usually high rank reviewers.

This...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th April 2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 746
Posted By Sandra Martinez
Re: Kindle review tip

That is what I "think", but still not sure... the people I contacted already had the book, they had picked it up during the free days. :)

I am in contact with one guy that has a book reviews blog...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th April 2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,460
Posted By Sandra Martinez
Re: Squidoo Changes Coming - a post by PotPieGirl

They know who they want adding information to their sites, and the changes they make weed slowly everyone else. They want people with passions, not marketers. They are the ones providing the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th April 2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 746
Posted By Sandra Martinez
Re: Kindle review tip

One tip...
Look into the reviews of the competition in similar books, and see if they have contact information. Make sure they are non biased.
Contact them and offer to gift the book to them if...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd April 2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,702
Posted By Sandra Martinez
Re: Pligg site Vs Bookmarking site

Pligg is a script that can be installed in an account to create a bookmarking site. It works in two modes, bookmarks and articles. So you could use a pligg site as blog or article platform as well.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd April 2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,794
Posted By Sandra Martinez
Re: If Sex Sells, How About We Try in On the Kindle...

The niche you are interested is erotica, here is your competition:

Amazon Best Sellers: best Erotica...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th April 2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 8,413
Posted By Sandra Martinez
Re: Why I Love Kindle

From my books, the one with more sales already had structure in place, and there are people asking me for the second one.

For the other two I built the structure after publishing the books, and I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th April 2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 8,413
Posted By Sandra Martinez
Re: Why I Love Kindle

No worries, I have no idea who Sara is. :D

About the outsourcing... it is a matter of finding the angle, pen names come handy in this case. Those who outsource are usually not in it for the glory,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th April 2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,693
Posted By Sandra Martinez
Re: Possible to make good money with a Kindle novella?

I need to print this and put it on my desk... :o
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th April 2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 8,413
Posted By Sandra Martinez
Re: Why I Love Kindle

Not always. I have worked for peanuts in projects I never did before, just for the fun of the learning experience. Of course... no recurring business there, as soon as I knew the market value and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th April 2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 8,413
Posted By Sandra Martinez
Re: Why I Love Kindle

Tell me about it... English is my second language as well. And there is still a third one... I keep mixing expressions from one language to the other and prepositions kill me!

yet :D

even when...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th April 2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,969
Posted By Sandra Martinez
Re: Is Squidoo worth the effort?

Yes, we are on the same page, but not quite this time. :)

He is asking for the experience of others in Squidoo, and even when I have been talking positively about squidoo all this time, the last...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th April 2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,969
Posted By Sandra Martinez
Re: Is Squidoo worth the effort?

The thing with Squidoo is... they do not want to be a traffic source. They want to be a repository of information, and if people go there, they only leave via their affiliate links.

They want...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th April 2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,969
Posted By Sandra Martinez
Re: Is Squidoo worth the effort?

I have been working with squidoo for a while, not to make money but for seo purposes.

At this time, with the new changes I am about to move out of it. There are still a couple of projects running...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th April 2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 917
Posted By Sandra Martinez
Re: Kindle newbie! What's your tip?

My advice is probably one you might not want to listen...

Bring forward what you have inside, your unique proposition. Find that thing you are proud of and give a damn if it works or not, because...
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