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Forum: Mind Warriors 18th September 2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By Pat Blank
Working with Pain

I've been away from WF for 4 years - because of an accident. I've begun to recover somewhat but I'm still in intense pain - and pain medication makes me loopy.

Anyone here have a similar problem?...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th September 2010, 08:24 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,616
Posted By Pat Blank
Re: What Makes You Unsubscribe?

I unsubscribe to everything.

Unless it's one of the very few people who I know by name, and I really want to hear from them.

I get way too much email and if I actually read it, I'd never have...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th September 2010, 02:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 678
Posted By Pat Blank
Re: Present Negative Review or is that just giving others a stick to beat you with?

Is there any way to spin it so that it sounds like a negative review but really is a positive review? It probably isn't "Because of your product I strained my back carrying all those thousand dollar...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th September 2010, 12:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,731
Posted By Pat Blank
Re: Internet Marketers Are Getting More and More Dishonest Nowadays.....Don't You Think So?

Merchants have used exaggeration, lies, tricks etc since the dawn of time - in fact I'm sure those ancient cave drawings aren't about any REAL hunt where the great warrior used his spear to kill, no...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th September 2010, 01:22 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,979
Posted By Pat Blank
Re: Be Careful Who You Listen To... Especially Here.

Good point - not everyone who posts here is successful or truthful.

Sometimes the not-yet-successful members have learned a lot from experience and have valuable things to contribute. Sometimes.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th September 2010, 08:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,455
Posted By Pat Blank
Re: Best "program" for totals noobs?

There isn't any one best system for new marketers. Or rather, any system can be the best. If there were one best system, we'd all use it!!

Pick something - since you want an answer, I'll...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th August 2010, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By Pat Blank
Re: Your Prospect = A&R Guy/Gal...

You lost me on your opening paragraph - need something snazzier.

j/k!
Forum: Mind Warriors 18th July 2010, 08:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,894
Posted By Pat Blank
Re: You take any supplements for focus and concentration?

Good quality fish oil. Years ago I was working on a programming project and one of my co-workers suggested I try it - I was surprised that it really did help with the type of focus and concentration...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th April 2010, 01:08 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,012
Posted By Pat Blank
Re: I'll Pick My Winner In 3 Days... It Might Be You!

I just deleted another couple hundred emails, unread, from my main email addy. I barely bother reading the subject line. The ones I KEEP, or at least open, are from people I know and care about. ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th March 2010, 02:27 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,419
Posted By Pat Blank
Re: ADD/ADHD and Internet Marketing

Just so you know, Aspergers as a name and a specific diagnosis is probably going to disappear and become part of Autism in the next version of the DSM, due out in May 2013. Check out the APA DSM-v...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th March 2010, 01:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 652
Posted By Pat Blank
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th February 2010, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,044
Posted By Pat Blank
Re: Can you patent code?

I'm NOT a patent lawyer! But I have patented code. As others have said, you can patent the process. You copyright the code. And, you can trademark the look of what the code produces.

How to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd February 2010, 09:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,582
Posted By Pat Blank
Re: Schedule C Question... This Should Apply to A lot of People Here

On a practical note, it really helps to have a separate bank account, credit card etc that you use for business and nothing else. Makes it easier to collect your business income, expenses etc. in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st February 2010, 10:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,128
Posted By Pat Blank
Re: Our Newsletter - Hitting My Head Against A Brick Wall

There is a lot of value in your previously published editions. Go back and bundle some articles and sell for lots of money. Or give away as bonuses to elite subscribers.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 21st February 2010, 09:21 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 14,761
Posted By Pat Blank
Re: Who here is college educated?

This is an interesting thread.

I have a B.Mus. and a Master's in Music, from a very prestigious conservatory. I had a fantastic time and met a lot of amazing people and learned a lot - I love...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th February 2010, 06:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 831
Posted By Pat Blank
Re: Enough Already - Can I make £13,510 in the next 5 minutes?

So far we have lottery winning, launch going live, and the ever-popular gun and getaway car. I'll suggest a fast laser printer - you didn't specify actual usable cash.

Breathlessly awaiting more...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th February 2010, 01:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,179
Posted By Pat Blank
Re: How to market a musician?

What's your goal here? Marketing an album or CD for what purpose? Making tons of money, or getting a few bucks here and there? Getting "the right people" to listen to it - and who are those "right...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th January 2010, 12:40 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 64,055
Posted By Pat Blank
Re: how do you make $1000 in 24 hours starting with nothing?

Just to keep the creative thinking going, 24 hours doesn't have to be one 24-hour chunk. Do 1 hour a day for 24 days.
Forum: Mind Warriors 25th January 2010, 11:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,046
Posted By Pat Blank
Re: How do you prevent writer's block?

Good tips, here's another. I learned this back in college from a total stranger at the same table who was pissed off that I was fussing so much. Works for me:

deliberately try to write something...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th January 2010, 09:26 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,963
Posted By Pat Blank
Re: You Know UR Addicted To Internet Marketing When.....

When you're in a parent-teacher conference and you keep jotting down the teacher's phrases to look up later and see if any are good juicy long-tail keywords.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd January 2010, 12:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,655
Posted By Pat Blank
Re: Make More Affiliate Sales This Way!

I do the card-in-book thing at the library. Lots of desperate people at the library, and free computers. I know the library staff and I very nicely got permission.

I find that bright colors and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th January 2010, 06:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 861
Posted By Pat Blank
Re: What Do You Want To Know About The Internet Marketing Niche?

My questions would be about security and protection - the IM niche seems to be more prone to issues than my non-IM niches.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th January 2010, 06:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 394
Posted By Pat Blank
Re: Split testing predicament

Try this - split into two groups. Do a quick test, then run another test but flip the offer so that the other group gets it. That way both groups will get the same offer, but at different times. ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th January 2010, 04:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 811
Posted By Pat Blank
Re: My email, list building, social marketing roadblocks?

What I like about a niche I dislike, is that it gives me insight into what challenges people have buying something in that niche.

For example: "If you've never in your life thought about getting...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th January 2010, 04:10 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 47,995
Posted By Pat Blank
Re: The Hidden Power Of Amazon. Hands Down The Easiest Affiliate Marketing Around. A Blueprint For Y

One thing I like about Amazon is that I don't have any trouble getting paid by them - after dealing with ebay/paypal, clickbank, adwords and so on and jumping through their hoops it's very nice. My...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th January 2010, 10:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 955
Posted By Pat Blank
Re: Ezine Articles - Did anyone geniunely read it for information?

Same here, and I do a lot of research. The articles may not be "rubbish" but they are usually useless from a research point of view - they usually have a title, a few paragraphs, and then they try...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th January 2010, 10:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 729
Posted By Pat Blank
Re: What am I supposed to after I write articles?

What do I do after i write a few articles? I put my feet up, have a drink or two, read my junk mail, go for a walk to clear my head. Then i write a few more articles . . .

As the others have...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd January 2010, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 736
Posted By Pat Blank
My new favorite testimonial

I clicked a link on a self-help site and found a product. The sole testimonial was

"Fantastic Product!" - my mother



Anyone else have some good ones?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th December 2009, 10:52 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,351
Posted By Pat Blank
Re: Is it impossible to have a site that earns $5/day times 100 sites?

The responses here are fascinating.

100 sites each making $5 a day is a perfectly good GOAL. You're going to learn a lot on the way - such as how to make a site in your sleep, how to research, ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th December 2009, 09:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,386
Posted By Pat Blank
Re: Newbie Question : How do you keep up with all of your passwords?

I also keep a current printout of my extensive password collection in my safe deposit box. Just in case. Okay, I'm paranoid.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd December 2009, 11:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 836
Posted By Pat Blank
Re: Online marketing, how much does it differ from offline?

Online, it's easy/cheap/fast to test, to get nearly instant results of what you try. So much of successful online marketing is tweaking. In general the speed of online marketing is faster - faster...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th December 2009, 07:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,060
Posted By Pat Blank
Re: Scarcity Tactics Ethical? 20 Limited Copies?? LIES??

This, and Steven Wagenheim is one of the few people I buy products from who I trust about his scarcity limits. If he says buy today only, he means it, so I'd better order now. I know this from...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th December 2009, 05:09 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,356
Posted By Pat Blank
Re: "You Know How I Know You're Faking It?..."

When you brag about your awesome article writing/copywriting skills

in broken English.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd December 2009, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By Pat Blank
Re: Forum for costumers...

Do you mean "customers" ? I do costumes for theater, competitions, holidays etc and I'd be interested in a forum for costumers - but I don't think that's what you mean.

Best of luck - forums can...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd December 2009, 09:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,402
Posted By Pat Blank
Re: How to find a hungry niche

Hi Sara,

Well done! I like your voice, you have a lot of personality. You manage to be crisp and professional at the same time as being friendly and real. The content is just right, not too...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th November 2009, 12:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,061
Posted By Pat Blank
Re: Article Marketing... Quick Question.

You're right, the basics are simple.

Then, you tweak. How exactly do you define "good" keyword research? What numbers do you need to hit here?

What exactly is "good" content? Does it matter?...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th November 2009, 08:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 803
Posted By Pat Blank
Re: Best place ro start for a noob?

thirtydaychallenge.com is a great place.

Also, my suggestion is that you start with free resources, just to learn how things work. Use blogger and other free things to get online - sign up,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th November 2009, 02:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,256
Posted By Pat Blank
Re: Monetizing the Math Niche

I would start by looking for products and thinking about how to reach desperate buyers. Research the competition, and test for results. Find something that clicks, and develop your own products. ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th October 2009, 11:03 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,933
Posted By Pat Blank
Re: Those with children, seriously, how do you get time??

I find that a latchable, fairly empty, child-proof room is a good place to work. I can be in the middle of the kid action and still give much of my attention to my work without them sneaking out.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th October 2009, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By Pat Blank
Re: Need some advice on marketing strange, small niche business

One idea is to set himself up as an expert at some aspect of management of medical companies/offices, set up a web site on something like "financial trends in medical office management" and send out...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th October 2009, 01:59 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,881
Posted By Pat Blank
Re: Watch over my shoulder as I make zero $$$'s today

Awesome guide.

I'm still waiting for your instructions about what to do after lunch. I'm terrified I might accidentally make a little money then.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th October 2009, 07:33 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 6,350
Posted By Pat Blank
Re: Article Marketing Challenge- Jump On Board Newbies

It's easy to write 100 articles a day. All I have to do is redefine the word "day" to mean "the amount of time it takes me to write 100 articles."
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th October 2009, 12:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,939
Posted By Pat Blank
Re: Just Got Laid Off - What's the Quickest Way to Make Money?

I'm a single mom with an autistic teenager, I know a lot about irregular income and the need to come up with money in a hurry.

First, think of it in three boxes - immediate desperate need,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th August 2009, 09:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 705
Posted By Pat Blank
Re: Focus on problems & solutions, specialized niches. Connecting Anxious Parents & Educators $450 h

You obviously don't live in my upscale suburban area, where using consultants like this is extremely common.

Good niche - desperate parents.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th August 2009, 06:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 890
Posted By Pat Blank
Re: What do you do when someone gives away the same kind of info that you charge for?

Another idea is to raise your price.

People often associate value with price - if yours is more expensive, it has to be better. Think of designer handbags and stuff like that. You can buy a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd July 2009, 05:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 637
Posted By Pat Blank
Re: Unusual Question For Chocaholics

There is no standard "square" of American Chocolate. That's too broad a category.

However, a square of Baker's, Hershey's and Ghirardelli baking (unsweetened) chocolate weighs 1 ounce, or 28...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd July 2009, 04:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,849
Posted By Pat Blank
Re: Your biggest 'making money online' stumbling block & the cure?

My big one was when I got rid of the word "easy". Yes, the parts of putting together a successful web business are Easy - after a while. In the beginning I had to break things down into tiny pieces...
Forum: Mind Warriors 4th May 2009, 09:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 748
Posted By Pat Blank
Wow, an amazing money insight for me!

This may be old and boring for others . . .

I've been having much difficulty with money for quite a while. For some reason it's gotten harder and harder to bring in what I need, and complications...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th April 2009, 03:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 791
Posted By Pat Blank
Re: Should I be leery of PayPal?

I've been with PayPal since before they were owned by eBay. I'm not a large account. I've had many problems with the over the years. But, they are what a lot of people want to use. Besides, all...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th April 2009, 02:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 505
Posted By Pat Blank
Re: actual book vs e-book contemplating the differences

One of the non-profits I work with uses Lulu for some of their guidebooks. They use the option that you can download the book for free, or purchase it bound for about $15.00. I've had a lot of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd April 2009, 03:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By Pat Blank
Re: Domain name, sell or develop?

The name is sciencetoy dot com.

I used to publish a newsletter on that subject, we were going to put it on the web but got busy with other things. So I have a lot of content I can dust off.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd April 2009, 02:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By Pat Blank
Domain name, sell or develop?

I have an old domain name. Over the years I've gotten many offers to buy - it wasn't something I thought about, and of course I didn't keep any contact info. So I'm thinking of putting it up for...
Forum: Mind Warriors 27th March 2009, 02:37 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,525
Posted By Pat Blank
Re: How about some fun quotations?

Another version of this that I like is "If you give a man a fish you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish you can sell him fishing equipment for the rest of his lifetime."

Thanks for...
Forum: Mind Warriors 26th March 2009, 09:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,096
Posted By Pat Blank
Money Making Mindset

I've been through a run of really bad things happening. Time to change my thinking.

What is the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning, that gets you started on a great...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th March 2009, 05:47 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,900
Posted By Pat Blank
Re: eBay Shafting the Sellers Even More in 2009

I sold books for many years on ebay, and switched to amazon last summer. I like amazon better. Amazon's policy makes it nearly impossible to combine shipping, since it's amazon who does the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th March 2009, 04:40 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 9,016
Posted By Pat Blank
Re: Paypal sucks. Screwed for no reason after 5 years of business... Need alternative.

I also had my Paypal account frozen last spring. I'm not a high-amount person and I don't leave much in the account. I tried and tried to contact them but nothing helped. Finally I was talking to...
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