About CraigOs
Joined March 2013
In all honesty, I am just one more of many starving entrepreneurs. The only redeeming quality I have is I don't give up easily.
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AmaniSalih Premium
Hi Craig,

Thought I'd stop by to give you a HUGE thank you for the hours of help and advise you gave me. To be honest, the BEST advice giver I have seen till now on WA. I was literally struggling for more than a week for a solution and the right help to choose what I can do with my website and issues regarding how to target my audience in the right way, considering im targeting a country that needs someone to dominate the Marketing industry. Im so glad I found you to help me in the chat and bear with me all my questions lol. I really appreciate the great advise and wise words you give. I plan on continuously asking for and seeking your advise.
I truly wish you the best,
Amani
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DBeatty Premium
Thanks for letting me know about not ordering off my own websites. I've only been here 18 days so far. But I'm serious about succeeding. I recognized the worth of this community and all the training from the first day. I went premium the first day, and then I went yearly about a week later. I know a good thing when I see it. Very good savings and not having to worry about monthly payments.

I wish you much success!

Deb.
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Followme2 Premium
Craig want to say thank you for jumping in on my chat session about getting traffic...we can all appreciate knowing some numbers.
here is a direct copy of the email Avant Link sent me...
Hi Mark,

We can work with any templates / designs. We simply provide simple javascript based tools for you to use, as well as a recently updated WordPress Plugin.

However, in order to qualify, your website must be live for at least 6 months, and be generating about 100-200 page views a day. Please apply via https://www.avantlink.com/signup/affiliate/us when you are generating traffic.

Cheers,
"Owen" (Christopher Owens)
Avantlink Support Manager
cowens@avantlink.com
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theflagcorp Premium
Hey, just thought it maybe easier to PM.

So here is the URL for the category landing page:
https://tootingtummy.com/category/drinks/smoothies

For the posts, it is now perfect:

https://tootingtummy.com/drinks/smoothies/raw-fruits-vegetables-diet-day-6

As you can see in the post url, there is no 'category' mentioned in it. But the same is not true for the category URL. I want to delete it from there as well.
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Belden Premium
Hi Craig,

I appreciate your help on the chat.

I have been doing online marketing, for more than a year I see good results. I usually get my blog topics from the other sites in my niche. Then I would use a keyword tool to check if I can rank on that topic. If it is good, I start writing my post.

Craig's approach is different which I like. To Google the blog post idea to see how the readers are reacting to the previously written blog posts is cool.

Knowing how they like the written blogs, their comments, and the other things they may want to know besides the ones written are good data that can be turned into a good converting post.

Thank you so much for the idea,

Belden
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nevrob Premium
I replied to you two nights ago but it seemed as if you had gone to bed. Here is my problem ; i have two domains and i have posted 26 blogs on them but none of my blogs show up on my sites and that is even after i get indexed by Google on both.Take a look ....internetbazzar.com...and..budgetaffiliatemarketing.com...tell me what you think i am doing wrong. Thanks.
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1lindacarter Premium
Hi craigOs
I wanted to ask you, I'm building my website and on the pages there is some box's down the page, there is a box for title, description, and keywords. So I don't do anything with these box's, and I just start writing my page and it just fills in the different box's. Am I suppose to fill in these box's before I start writing my page?
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Nmarkovich Premium
I've had quite a few people help me on here recently. But Craig not only helped me with the problem I was having, he actually took the time to explore and do research in regards to my niche and website to help me improve "my" online business. There's many things I was unaware of and didn't even consider and with his help I now have many more tools at my disposal. Thank you so much for donating your time and effort (which was at least 45 minutes) to help me further my success. It's rare to find someone as willing and as helpful as you have been. Thank You again Craig for everything. If anyone ever has a question, needs help, or just wants some feedback your definitely the one to go to.

~Nicholas
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craigOs Premium
You are welcome. I had fun too.
Just so you know, you've been added you to my "Friends List".

When you are ready we can take your blog up to the next level.

Just let me know know when. You know where to find me.

Here's a few other tools you'll need. Building Blog Traffic. Different Ways to use Social Media. Starting a Email List.


By the way, Our chat was long than the Webinar Training. Just over 1 1/2 hour, i believe.

Time flies when you're having fun.
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ErwinSingh Premium
Craig is the man to go to if you want constructive critiquing without any sugar coating. Provides very insightful advice on all aspects of marketing. Personally he spent around 30 minutes of HIS time to fix a problem I had with MY website. Now I will be able to perfect my website in such a way that wasn't possible before because of the ideas he presented to me. If you ever have questions or need feedback from anyone come here because he will do a thorough analysis of your website and he gives you his perspective as a successful marketer and as a reader which is invaluable. Anyway Thank you again, Craig, for all your help it really helps and I know I can count on you if I ever need feedback!!

-Erwin Singh
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craigOs Premium
Hey Erwin.
My goal is to "always" leave members with very clear solutions.

When I was learning I hated shallow answers. it left me with harder questions. Often times leading me in the wrong direction.

My goal is to not do that to you. Or anyone else who ask for help.

Keep in touch. Let me know how you are doing. Promise me that, ok?
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LeeH Premium
Hello GraigOs

Nice to meet you.
I saw you the other night helping someone and i was just sitting here watching you help him. You did such a good job knowing a lot of info and kept helping until he understood it. I know i didn't even know the answers to some of the questions.Training and experience helps here at WA. Not many people would do that.
I wish you much success here at WA and keep up the good work.
Leeh
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craigOs Premium
Yeah, I've been around a bit. I read a lot, learning is a daily thing for me. And not just in here. I go all over the place. Finding people way smarter them me.

You probable seen me say this more than a few times already. "Dig Deep Into Your Niche." Learn what kinds of problems people are struggling. Then you know what they need, from you.

Well the same applies to helping members. Dig into their problems. You'll learn a lot.

And they'll remember you.


Which by the way, is the same for any Niche. You want people to remember you.

So let me ask you a question. Are you helping people in your Niche? Or are you just going through the motions?
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Bigimpact Premium
Hello, Craig! :D
Thank you for those great ideas on how I should think like a marketeer and reach out to my audience. What you said about connecting with people in the same niche as me was an amazing idea and I will be implementing all of the great things you discussed today.

Cheers,
Suhail.
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Lesmyb Premium
Thanks for the help a few days ago with the issues I was having putting images in my post. I really didn't expect the many options you gave me to find something that worked. I learnt a lot in the process.
Your advice about a way forward with my site was also good and has made me rethink a lot of what I have been doing. Now I just need to make some time to work on that advice and put it into practice.
Thanks again!
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Gabertera54 Premium
Thank you Sir! You helped a lot with changing my Amazon strategy on writing about benefits rather than specific items. I also liked your encouragement on seeking out people to network, which I'm going to do with the guy we discussed. I also agree that I need to mention my social media more in my videos and to think like a marketer much more. I will try making much more use of email marketing in the future as well.

Thank you for your help!
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DiemN Premium
Hi Craig, just want to drop in to say thanks for you help, and great chat this morning on Live Chat. Wish you all the best.
Yes, I don't give up easily too, but the worst thing of me is working too slowly, therefore it make me tired already. And so I'll need your help to make it easy, lol.
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craigOs Premium
Hi, sorry for such a late reply. If you know me, watch me in the chat room, I can do only one thing at a time.

With that said, I really have fun chatting with you. I enjoyed it. Anytime you need someone to talk to find me in the Chat room. If I am busy in another conversation lets set up a time to chat.
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JoEllen Premium
Wanted to thank you again for all the help you gave me.. We talked about so much but the "keyword" and "keyword placement" was a great benefit to me. You stated that, "Now. as you build up your site, you will start to notice that your site comes up for Keywords you never thought about. Your site is beginning to be easy to find, for people search through your Niche." You were so right!!

Thanks again, and I'm sure I'll be chatting with you again. JoEllen
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craigOs Premium
I am glad you enjoyed our chat as much as I did. I really like meeting ambitious people. People like you. People who are will to learn, Will to do the work.

I am always just a click of a button away. I am always here for you.
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Hje65 Premium
@craigOs Hi Craig, I checked it out (whilst eating!). Well, thanks for that. I'm not a great Facebook user although I do use it for keeping in touch with friends ans family. I didn't realise that you could search for things just like you can on Google, so thanks for letting me know. I see that someone has the domain name "palletwoodprojects.com" already. Would you suggest that I change the name of my site with Wordpress to something else or just stick with the siterubix.com address ?
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craigOs Premium
Just so you know. There was a time I hated Facebook. And loved Twitter. But now I absolutely adore Facebook.

I knew that every Social Media Platform is different, But now I understand it. I see how it works.

Here's the way it works, when you are first starting out on Social Media.



Facebook is great for engaging people. To connect with them.

What I mean is there's conversations going on in Facebook. Just like there is conversations going on in the chat room in here.

But you don't want to start promoting your content right away. After all, people don't know who you are. What you are doing. Or your intentions.

For all they know you could be in it just for the money.



Twitter, on the other hand is a great place promote your content. And then get to know people who like your content.

That's what people go there for. To see what is going in within their Niche.



Now when you use the two together, Wow..that's a powerful combination. You get people from all over the internet visiting your site.

Of course, that's a very simple explanation of a much larger Marketing Strategy.
But that's what Blogging is all about. Marketing.
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Hje65 Premium
Thank you for that Craig, that is something I didn't know. I've only ever used Facebook as Twitter seemed complicated and at the time I didn't think I had any use for Twitter as well as Facebook. Funnily enough I got as far as setting up a Twitter account ("2witter1"! , which I was surprised they accepted). I shall try to re access my account now having read what you wrote. Thanks again. Helen.
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craigOs Premium
I would use your name. People connect better with "People". Connections, that is what Social Media is all about.
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Hje65 Premium
Good advice, thanks Craig, will do!
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craigOs Premium
You are welcome. Now go out and have fun with your audience. Be playful. Tease and tempt them. Make them think about the things you share.
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bmontes Premium
Craig,
Not sure why I wasn't following you before now. I see you all the time in live chat, helping and teaching others about the business. But more than business really, almost like the theory of business and how to build around your niche. You said it best when you said to "dig into my niche, like a gopher on crack." I came away with our chat on how to move forward in my niche by networking with other bloggers and really getting involved. I will be writing more content based on what my niche it talking about and not just reaching for a keyword. Makes more sense to write what the people want. I truly had a "shift in thinking" when I lost 100 lbs and I will put this same shift into marketing and I am excited to move forward and celebrate it like the Super Bowl. Thanks again.
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Polycount Premium
Couldn't agree more! Craig really does have an intelligence about him that is almost unmatched on here. Not an intelligence as in smarts (Everyone on here is perfectly smart), but intelligence related to this field of business.
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Mastermkt Premium
Hello Craig. It was very nice to chat with you today and I've learnt lots form you. Thank you sharing with me all the great strategies: Find your influencer in your niche first and then try to cater them, engage with them, turn them into your fan eventually and get the ride with their audience. Watch closely to their influencer and do the same. Right? Use buffer or bitly as tool! That's what I've learnt today. Did I miss anything? Great stuff!
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MatteoMeli Premium
Thanks for all the advice you have given me, Not only once but several times, You are the "Go to guy" On Live chat, You have helped me with diving deeper into my niche and converting more traffic into potential customers, Also about researching top bloggers and taking some ideas from there and seeing what the "Hype" Is.

Many Thanks

Matteo
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Rosdy Premium
Thanks Craig for the researching method.. Previously i am in deep pain doing research on what to write, and what to look for for content in my post.. Now, its clear that, "Blog Posts are not written. It's assembled". Your guide will help me conduct a better and time saving research on my niche now and in the future..
Hope to learn more from you.. Have lovely weekend.. :)
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craigOs Premium
It fun being around people who are seriously ready to learn. We both benefit from the experience.

If there is one lesson I learned and want to pass along to you it's this...

"Successful depends on the people you meet. The Friendships you develop."

Stay in touch. Seriously, stay in touch.
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Herbie1 Premium
Craig, I am so glad I found you! I need your expertise too! Where can I find your guidance/templates for blogging? Your thoughtful quotes, such as the one above, are very thought provoking. I have the persistence to succeed, but the wasted years tell me that I need the key to undo the lock! I "think" you must be the guy! With all best wishes, Chris
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craigOs Premium
What guidance/template for blogging are you talking about?
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Herbie1 Premium
Ooops! I should have taken better notes! Now I am doubting my own sanity, because I "think" I recall reading that you structured everything you write to a template so that it has order and leaves nothing out!
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craigOs Premium
ah...yes I do. Give me some time. I'll pm you with a link to a good article.
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Herbie1 Premium
Good man! Thank you, I really appreciate all the help I can get! Chris
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Emmaus Premium
Craig,

Thank you for your help last evening. I greatly benefited from many various aspects of our discussion. Sometimes I get stuck on the little details to the point of not seeing the big picture. You helped me to see the big picture.

My original question dealt with the tension of how I could could produce content in such a way so as to attract readers to my blog, as opposed to them purchasing directly from Amazon.

The blog I plan to create will focus on safe and affordable ways to prepare parents for their first baby. Your advice was instrumental in prompting me to "find the products in the content, as opposed to finding the content in the product". In other words, I had the cart before the horse. I was planning to create content around specific products instead of finding products suited to my "fan winning" content.

You helped me to see the importance of creating content in order to gain access to "fan groups" first because the products will naturally come by extension. I also learned that I need to know these three things: 1.) What does the reader want to know? 2.) What does the reader need to know? 3.) What the the reader fear? To get to the "heart" of the reader, I need to focus on these things.

I now understand that if I am more intentional about creating a branded value message, then people will become "my" customers as opposed to Amazon's. I need to figure out how to get started on an email list as well! Planning ahead of time will help me to learn how to expand my website so it really is crucial.

Again, much appreciation for your help. This was a bit long!

Bryan-
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craigOs Premium
You said it well. "Intention".

If you want people to be interested in your writing. You have to know what interests them.

It's all about "Intention."

Reader's "Intention", what they want. And why. And your "Intention". What you are give them. And why.

The trick is finding out what they want. Now you know one good way to find that out.

Cool, right?

Niche Research... It's a powerful tool!
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SuccessfulO Premium
Craig,
Thank you so very much for helping me today, and thank you for always helping everyone at WA.

I am impressed with your knowledge and the way you lead us to understand what you are teaching. I always enjoy your educational and engaging information. I strive for excellence and knowledge and I love to talk to people like you because that encourages brain-storming and put the engines of the brain to work harder and become as knowledgeable as you are.

Thanks so much again for your kindness and genuine care.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need any help from me. I will be more than happy to be of assistance indeed. Have an awesome day!!

Olivia ;-)
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craigOs Premium
Olivia. I had a great time chatting with you. It was fun.

I am always more than willing to help those who are seriously committed to building an Online Business. Those who do the work. Do the extra learn the things they need to learn.

Those are the fun people. They are the Do'ers. And the Shakers. Life is interesting and exciting being around people like you.
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SuccessfulO Premium
My pleasure indeed dear Craig.

Hey one time you told a member that you use an organizer for your activities as a blogger, which one is that? if u cannot tell is ok. I checked several but they arent as good as the one you use accordint to what you told this person.

Thanks and keep being awesome as you always are ;-)
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craigOs Premium
ah... I don't really know what you are talking about. Unles you mean the Publishing Schedule Calendar.

Maybe if you tell me more of what else you remember of that conversation it might jog my memory.
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SuccessfulO Premium
Good morning Craig, yeah that was the one, thanks, and have a happy day ;)
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craigOs Premium
It's just a calendar I created on Microsoft Words Document. Nothing fancy.

I have a few different things listed on it. Types of Article, Article Idea, Headline idea, Targeted Keyword. And the Targeted Date for Publication.


The idea is to get myself used to working according to a a Schedule. The goal is to speed up my Writing Process.

Right now I have it set to publish 3 times a week. But there is no way I can publish article that often.

So my goal is to publish 2 Blog Posts and one article each week. Articles are more in-depth, Blog Posts are shorter.


If you want a copy of the Publishing Schedule Calendar pm me your email address.

You'll need Microsoft Words Document. It comes free with most computers, as far as I know.
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SuccessfulO Premium
WOW, THANKS A LOT AGAIN. ARE YOU SURE YOU DONT WANT ME TO LEAVE COMMENTS ON YOUR SITE? YOU ARE SO SELFLESS AND COOL AND I WAN TO REPAY WITH A COUPLE OF GREA, QUALITY COMMENTS,

I'm not good at writing yet, but my comments on people's sites are awesome and very well structured because I think about other outside visitors that may wan to join and...my comment can be the break through they need to join. Like selling them your product but in a comment ;-)
Anyway, thanks for being awesome. I will add you to Google+ because I want to add everybody but so far I have no circles and friends lol.
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