About Idm
Joined September 2009
I'm a part time internet marketer, but still have corporate obligations in the IT field. I've been in the game for awhile, long enough to speak intelligently about it anyway. I don't claim to be an expert at anything, but am willing to help others when asked.

Nice to meet you!

-Ian
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Looking forward to spending more time reading you Blog. I know there is a lot to learn here. Working on getting my first Niche website up and running. Thanks, Sherry M
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idm Premium
Indeed there is, thanks for stopping in and looking around Sherry.
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jatdebeaune Premium
Hey Ian, Happy almost Birthday!
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Super late response: thank you Joan, and happy St. Patrick's Day! Hope you're doing great!
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jatdebeaune Premium
Happy New Year Ian!
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Happy New Year Joan! Yes I'm still here. :)
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Deezdz Premium
Hi there idm. Just wanted to drop by and introduce myself and say hello! - Dee
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Deezdz Premium
Nice meeting you too!

It is a relief to have found others who understand and are interested in IM.

My friends and family think I'm a little strange, have no idea what I'm trying to do, and are wondering why I keep at it when I'm not bringing in the bucks...lol.
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Deezdz Premium
Just wanted to send a huge thank you once again for helping me the other day and share with you what feels like a huge milestone to me...earned $96.59 in my CB acct over the weekend. Want to scream it from the rooftops....lol! Thanks again for the help Ian!
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idm Premium
Hey Dee, thanks for the add and dropping by to say hello. The major reason I stay with WA to this day is to find "my people" as you say. Very cool meeting you!
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idm Premium
Well they're not "in the know" about it. And it really isn't for the majority in my opinion, it takes real work. I just think it's where the smart money is right now.
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idm Premium
Way to go Dee! That smells like success to me, glad to be of help! :) Remember me when you're ruling the internet!
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jatdebeaune Premium
Me too. I'll write email.
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jatdebeaune Premium
Happy Sunday Ian! Dropping by to say hello.
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idm Premium
Hey Joan! I miss talking to you!
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fenxx Premium
I checked out your site then did a key word search. You're at the top of Google. Excellent. Are you an affiliate of bonsaiboy? Your site is clean and I hardly noticed when the catalog had a different url. One question. Why did you decide to have the catalog open in the browser and not a new window? Just curious. I really appreciate the opportunity to learn from someone advance like you. Overall, simply loved the site.
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idm Premium
Thanks, I am an affiliate of Bonsai Boy. I decided that it would be best to lead the reader to the merchant's site and leave them there because then ultimately that is where I would prefer they end up. I give them several links pointing to the merchant, which translates to more opportunities for them to purchase a bonsai there. I also find links that open in a new window obnoxious and give the user the ability to open it in a new window if they choose to. I guess that is a matter of personal preference, I don't know if it really translates into a better user experience. Thanks for the feedback!
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winch330 Premium
i checked out your bonsai site and I really like the format and layout of your site. It's clean and clear. What theme are you using for your site in wordpress?
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idm Premium
Thank you, it's a commercial theme called Thesis. The unlimited version is $164, so you can use it on as many sites as you like. It's a very versatile theme if you get into the hooks.
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lwoods Premium
Your blog post on your first niche site was very informative and inspiring for a newbie like me. Thanks for sharing!
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lwoods Premium
I sure will! Thanks!
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idm Premium
Awesome, and don't mention it. I will try to post more things that are helpful so check back again once in awhile.
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transformd Premium
Thanks for sharing one of your niche sites (bonsaitree). It's good to see examples. I appreciate your willingness to be transparent.

Best,

T
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jatdebeaune Premium
Hi Ian, Happy Spring from your buddy Joan. That's my bouquet of daffodils for your WA Space.
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Robert M Premium
Hi Ian, it's Robert here. I'm new here and trying to gain new friends. I'm adding you as a buddy...hope you don't mind.
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idm Premium
I don't mind, nice to meet you Robert.
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jatdebeaune Premium
Haha Ian, So how're you celebrating? I was taken to dinner twice, and Sunday am making dinner for my friend whose birthday is Sunday. What a great month!
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jatdebeaune Premium
Sounds like you had fun. I especially like the balloons. I received roses that are still alive and fresh??? Agreed, food ranks high!
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idm Premium
I got a room full of balloons from a special person, which was a colorful surprise after I got home late from a hard day of work. A couple of friends took me out for a late dinner, not a bad birthday overall. Food is always welcome here.
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idm Premium
Sorry for the late reply, I don't come in as often at the moment but I always come back eventually. How are you doing lately?
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jatdebeaune Premium
Happy almost Birthday!
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jatdebeaune Premium
Ian, We have almost the same birthday, well day anyway. How could I forget?
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idm Premium
I can't believe you remembered! You're amazing.
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idm Premium
I can be very forgetful so it always surprises me when people remember things like that. I hope you're doing well Joan, I know I haven't been around much lately but I can always be reached. I still check in here occasionally too.
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Louise M. Premium
hey hey hey!

I'm doing great! Had the flu though but I'm feeling better. I'm creating content like crazy. I found a pretty awesome action plan on the Warrior forum, I could send you the link if you're interested. Have a few PPC campaigns running as well. :) I'm working way more consistently than before. So proud of myself! ;) I'm glad to hear you've doing a lot of stuff and making comissions. Same for me, still have my day job but making way more sales than before so... :) I think 2011 is my year. Is it yours? :)
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idm Premium
So far 2011 is looking up. Let's rock it! I'd love to see this action plan, can you email it to me?
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Louise M. Premium
Hey ghost guy! just teasing.. I miss you around here! Thanks for your comment on my blog. I'll check out the TED talk you mentioned and hope to see you around again soon.
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idm Premium
Ghost guy? Well you're right as far as WA, I barely even lurk here anymore. I have too many things cooking at once. I've been all over the place. I'm still working (noooo!!!) but I'm also making affiliate commissions.

How have you been? I'd like to have a powwow and just catch up sometime on what we've been doing. Maybe we could even swap ideas.
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jatdebeaune Premium
How's it going buddy? Read any good books I need to know about? I'm doing the morning writing and loving it!
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idm Premium
Actually, I haven't finished it yet but a really great book I'm almost finished with now is Eckhart Tolle's "A New Earth"

The ideas in the book are repeated quite a bit, but they're simple and their repetition really drives it home. I've gone back to the corporate world for the time being, and it hasn't left me much time for IM.

I hope to get back to it soon, and probably the morning pages too.
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jatdebeaune Premium
Glad you are back, even though you have never left. Always happy to hear from you. Happy Fourth of July, Ian! PS, My reading list is getting longer and longer. Whew! Just added 4 Dan Pink books.
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jatdebeaune Premium
Hi Ian, Hope you had a nice day yesterday. I was working most of the day, then made a vegetable curry for dinner. I have a long list of books just waiting for me, including 4 of Dan Pink books. Every morning I read from "The Artist's Way" by Julia Cameron, Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, and of course, Abraham. I highly recommend "Artist's Way" to you. Just read stuff that opens your creative channels and keeps you positive. If you'd like me to share my list, I'd be happy to share.
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jatdebeaune Premium
Thanks. I'm about to start the morning pages. Did they help you? Can't wait to take the artist's day. Need it desperately!
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jatdebeaune Premium
The Artist's Way process will aid and abet willingness "to accept" the bounty available to all of us. Ego can be a killer if it sabotages you. Self esteem is great, but not the kind of judgment that sometimes accompanies ego and holds us back. One of the first things they did when I was in design school was to beat that conceit right out of us. Professors were merciless. Worked like a charm. Took the focus off of "me" aren't I just so fine, and re-focused it on to whatever it was that we were attempting to create. Affectation, like the 10 room ego in a 2 room house impedes progress.
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jatdebeaune Premium
Hey Ian, I beat myself up constantly. Learning to be nicer.
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Haha...that's funny Ian. Sweet too. Don't want to do the morning papers right now because J Cameron wants you to dig up relics from the past. Ugh. Ugh. Miss Fortunis can just stay buried a while longer. She can wait. I'm sure it'll do me and everybody else who does it some good, like a physical cleanse, only it's mental. You know, first you feel lousy, then you feel great? I'd rather go to the Bahamas for a week and sip pina colatas on the beach and get a massage and swim with the fishies. Don't really feel creatively blocked. I wonder. Well, who knows. People here have told me her exercises are liberating. I'll get back to it. Are you doing it?
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On second thought, maybe I can do it like automatic writing and not conjure up unpleasant people. Should work.
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Happy 4th! What are you reading at the moment? I've been on a reading diet, so to speak. I think all of the conflicting advice was not helping.
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idm Premium
Aha! I've read "The Artist's Way" before and was even doing the morning pages every day for a long time. I did fall off the wagon, but I've been meaning to at least pick up the morning pages again. All good books!
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idm Premium
They did help me, and I may start again. I'll be better about not censoring or critiquing as I write them this time. That undermines the process a bit. The biggest positive shift for me lately is away from the ego and all this "my" thinking. The changes come on slow, but they are profound.
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idm Premium
They did help me, and I may start again. I'll be better about not censoring or critiquing as I write them this time. That undermines the process a bit. The biggest positive shift for me lately is away from the ego and all this "my" thinking. The changes come on slow, but they are profound.
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idm Premium
Treat yourself like you would treat me and you'll be all right :)
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Louise M. Premium
Glad to see you're alive Ian! Hope everything is doing ok for you. :)
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Louise M. Premium
Good! I'm working, I'm working. I'm on page 1 of google for the keyword I target. I'm creating backlinks every day to be at the top of the page!!. Just got to write more articles now. And I'm tweeting as well! That's new for me! :)

Glad to hear you're doing well! :)
Louise
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idm Premium
I'm doing well. How's your blog going?
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idm Premium
I've had a twitter for years and never used it too much. That might change when I get a phone that can handle it :)

Stay on top! I need to get my sites back up, my backlinks have been mysteriously disappearing and it's messing me up.
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Hello idm. I’m Bill from the Chicago Area and new to WA. I have to develop An online income so the WA membership website is great. Lots of info but when sorted Creates a great starting and developing tool. I look forward to networking with you at WA. Best of luck to you.
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jatdebeaune Premium
Hey Ian, Just dropping by to say hello.
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idm Premium
Hey Joan :)
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Louise M. Premium
still around my friend? ;)
just dropping by, hope you're doing great.
Lou.
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Louise M. Premium
It's a pleasure! Nice to hear from you a lil'! ;)
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idm Premium
I'm not on as much lately, but maybe over the next few weeks things will even out and I can get back to it. Thanks for nudging me Lou.
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Louise M. Premium
I prefered your blond girlfriend rather than this huge red sausage! lol ;)
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Louise M. Premium
oh I'm sorry Ian... I kind of guessed it, I hope you're ok.
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Louise M. Premium
You remember the postcard I received from one of the guys from Aweber Customer Service? Well I had a question yesterday about something so I went to the live support chat and the guy I chatted with was the guy who sent me the postcard! That's a coincidence! I told him I received a postcard from aweber and he told me "give me the name of the person who sent it to you so that he'll know you appreciate it" lol I replied "Well, it's you Chris!" He was glad! That was funny :)
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Louise M. Premium
Yeah that's something I like too. I really created a background, a family and all that (especially as I'm targeting the parenting niche), it's very fun to work on this other identity and actually as I present myself as an "expert" to my niche, many people are contacting my other self (lol) to ask questions and get advices and all. And that's cool 'cause I have the answers, and the products. But that's.... odd. lol :)
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idm Premium
I do too, but we're not together now so the hotdog is more true to life.
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idm Premium
I am, thanks for your concern Louise :)
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idm Premium
Funny coincidence. I should do some email marketing. I'm unleashing some articles today, it's always fun coming up with new identities for myself. :)
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idm Premium
Is there an echo in here? lol
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Slugger_mn Premium
Hey Ian, just wanted to drop by and say hi. Hope all is going well!
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sox1n05 Premium
Hey Ian, just wanted to drop by and say hi. Hope all is going well!
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jatdebeaune Premium
Hi Ian, Just want to say hello and tell you that I really like your blog. Went into it on the Forum. Your graphics are handsome and clean and clear and so is your writing. Bravo! J.
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idm Premium
Hello Joan, thanks for having a look-see! :) I'm glad to hear you liked it.
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idm Premium
Don't go to any trouble, but if it's easy then sure send them to me. I'll have to practice on someone too.
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Louise M. Premium
So you want to learn French ? ;)
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Louise M. Premium
Maybe? Oh I thought the reason of your question was your deep desire to learn French lol ;)
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Louise M. Premium
poisson! that's funny :) usually people say "tour eiffel" or "bonjour" lol
I'll send you a PM with basic french sentences and words if you want!
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idm Premium
Maybe..
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idm Premium
The only word I can think of is poisson. Maybe cause I'm hungry :) I'm interested in learning basic Frrench, yes.
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idm Premium
Don't go to any trouble, unless it's easy then by all means.
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qwikdry Premium
Hi partner, just checking in, hey any good advice on how to create a website, i bought a domain, and i want to asociate it with some cooking items, its called the cookingguru.info,,,,now what?
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idm Premium
Do you have web hosting yet? This is different than owning the domain name.
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Louise M. Premium
Haha you're funny! I understand your skepticism but I swear this is true! It's an official aweber postcard ! At first, I had no idea who this Chris Clements was, then I read the postcard and remembered one of the guys I chatted with during a live support chat on aweber was called Chris. Gee, I shouldn't have posted this today! lol I received the postcard days ago! Do you believe me now ? :) I'll scan the other side of the postcard as a proof if you want ! :)
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idm Premium
No no, I believe you (now). But I had no reason to believe anyone yesterday.
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Louise M. Premium
Hey !
Check out my last post, you'll like it ! ;)
B.
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MK Shields Premium
Yes, to all five.
Mitch
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qwikdry Premium
hi Ian my name is Rigo but you can call me qwikdry, and would like to be put on your buddy list, i am a newbie and will probably need alot of help,thanks for your words of encouragment..
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idm Premium
Hey qwikdry, thanks for the add! If you need anything let me know.
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Wootton Premium
thought id drop a line and a buddy add,
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jatdebeaune Premium
How's it going?
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jatdebeaune Premium
Good show! I'm writing a newsletter. Giving them a recipe. So hungry I can hardly stand it.
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jatdebeaune Premium
North African fish kabobs with Israeli couscous. So good. From Williams Sonoma, but I styled it. If it sounds like something you'd like, I 'll give it to you.
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jatdebeaune Premium
OK, will do.
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idm Premium
I'm doing pretty well, trying to find a new niche to break into today. And as always, improving on my writing skills.
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idm Premium
Give yourself a break and eat. I'm going to. So what's this recipe? :)
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idm Premium
I'm no master chef, but I can follow instructions. Mail it to me or PM me and I'll see if I can do it. I'm having some Indian dish called Briana, not sure if that's how you spell it but it's pretty spicy!
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Slugger_mn Premium
Shut Up man.. Really? that is cool(: When did you go full time??
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Slugger_mn Premium
Hey Man make it or break it, I have been doing this full time since I started... haha Do or die(: Good luck, and gutsy move! haha
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idm Premium
February 1, and it's kind of risky but I'm trying it out because I'm still young and crazy. :)
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kadcpp Premium
Thanks for sharing!
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franklyn77 Premium
Hello Ian,
Newbie going through the WA training and must add 5 buddies.
Impressed with your story and have now added you as one of my buddies
Hope that's ok
Frank
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idm Premium
Hey Frank, thanks for the add. I hope the training's going well for you.
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Louise M. Premium
I agree with you about the last Frank Kern's product. I mean, I'm sure it's good but it indeed sounds a little weird when he says "Beware of the new cash systems and big shiny thing that's gonna solve everything and make you rich" and then he says "Hey guys, List Control is the Cure !!" lol :) Anyway, I think he can teach a lot about relationship with our lists and he definitely gives good content for free. it's funny I too had to unsubscribe 'cause I was on his different lists and was getting too much emails from Franck promoting list control, not to mention the emails from guys who are also promoting list control ! that was too much. But I learn a lot, work a lot and changed my way of communicating with my list and I get more subscribers too so it's cool :)
Hope you're doing good and thx for dropping by ! ;-)
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Louise M. Premium
Hi Ian ! Sorry for this late reply ! ;) Actually I work at night so I'm most of the time connected from my work place and there isn't skype and I can't download yahoo messenger... grrr. lol but yeah you're right we're often connected at the same time ! :). Hope you're doing great !
Bonnie. err Louise sorry. ;)
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Louise M. Premium
I agree with that, night time is a great time to work ! It's the moon I'm sure... ;)
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idm Premium
Yeah I was on a couple of his lists too, doh! Hey do you use instant messenger or Skype? It'd be cool to talk to you a little faster than through WA since we're always chatting.
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idm Premium
Sometimes I'm up REALLY late working at this. I go through phases where I'm more productive at night. That seems to be the case right now. Anyway too bad you can't get on messenger at work, that's one of the best ways to kill time. See ya round Bonnie.
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jatdebeaune Premium
Hey Ian, Happy St. Patrick's Day! It's the one day of the year I can be legitimately Irish. Love it!
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idm Premium
Everyone's Irish today! Happy St. Patty's!
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ebits Premium
Hello Ian,
I am a newbie and not afraid of work. If you have any advice I am sure to listen. Thanks
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Peedsbornagain Premium
Hey Ian... hows it goin at WA ... hope you are doin well wish you a lot of joy , happiness and success too
Peeds
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skymac Premium
Nice to meet you. I'm Scotch-Irish myself.
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skymac Premium
That's great. I have to get used to checking out the forum more. I hope you don't mind me getting some advice from you periodically. I need all the help I can get.
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idm Premium
Awesome, I'm the same, but with a little Japanese thrown in the mix.
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idm Premium
The best thing you can do is ask questions. Don't be afraid of looking stupid. :)
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A quick hello from someone else who has Irish roots.
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idm Premium
I'm a Scot (or that's what I'm told anyway) but my father was adopted by Irish so either way, I'm a Celt. Nice to meet you.
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jatdebeaune Premium
Hi Ian, Just dropping by to say hello, happy Sunday, and trust all is well. J.
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jatdebeaune Premium
Moving along, one foot in front of the other. Going to a "sales" seminar today. Don't know how it will apply to IM, but we'll see. Cheers!
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jatdebeaune Premium
Hi Ian, Interesting how things come into your life at just the right time. Synchronicity. So glad you got the book and are reading it slowly, because there is a lot to digest. Buddhist teaching is full of understanding and love. So much more than a religion. Reaches from the heart to the universal heart, without ego. Perceptions are mind bogglingly beautiful. As you grow in compassion, be sure to protect yourself too. Deflect negativity. No one can take on the troubles of the world. Can only do your part.
The sales seminar had to do with face to face sales. I figured if I could walk away with just one nugget of insight, it would be worth it. There was an exercise in leading someone to a sale. Very worthwhile. Have to figure out how it can be translated into Internet selling, and then will share.
Hope everything is going well for you. Your buddy, Joan
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jatdebeaune Premium
We all need kindness in this crazy world. I believe in positivity.
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idm Premium
Hey Joan. Things are going well. I'm feeling good! I hope you're swell! :)
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idm Premium
Hey J, I hope the seminar was enlightening. Speaking of that I got "The Wise Heart" for my birthday and I've been reading it slowly. Funny thing, as soon as I started reading this book I've been challenged more aggressively to show compassion for others. I'd like to say I've done perfectly but what is perfect but an ideal? Oh well, I'm doing better the more I think about it. Thanks for the recommendation.
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idm Premium
It's very interesting how it all works out. I'm finding the book's contents very practical and not overly complex. Thanks for all the kind words, you can never have too many.
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Louise M. Premium
Hi Ian ? Hope you're doing well ! :)
I posted some fun posts on my wa blog recently if you want to check it out. I found vintage ads from the 50s and I posted them. Their marketing technique is so close to what we do today. It's really funny to see ;)

Keep in touch,
Louise
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DavisR Premium
Hi Ian, name is Ray, very inspired by what you had to say above and I ask myself the same questions daily. New here as of yesterday. Thanks for the offer of a helping hand.
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idm Premium
Thanks Ray, anytime!
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Mariachi Premium
Hi Ian
Short and to the point you profile!
Answering the questions I realised that I can do all of that and I hope to learn from you and others at WA.
It gives me great expectations when I see so many experienced people willing to help others.I am sure I will call on you at some point for advise or guidance,but the main thing is that I learn ans someday in the future I can also help.
Best regards!
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osotomayor10 Premium
Thanks for the welcome back message, hope all is well at your end :)
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riojs_k Premium
Hi Ian, it's day 2 here WA.. :) I added you to my buddy list and hope you to accept~ thanks
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KLynnOlsen Premium
Thank you for offering to be my first buddy. I'm just getting started, and haven't even finished the training yet. I hope you enjoy my picture of my puppy. Your children are beautiful. Lynn
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idm Premium
I don't mean to deceive anyone with that photo, but I don't have any kids (yet). That's just my kindergarten school photo. :) But thanks for thinking I'm beautiful! Well, if you ever need anything don't hesitate to ask me.
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princess23 Premium
Congrats on quitting your job
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idm Premium
Thanks. :)
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jatdebeaune Premium
Hello my dear friend Ian, Dropping by to thank you for your kind words and support. Also, to reassure you that I was not that upset by my friends' behavior. I think they just didn't like anything that would separate us from one another, and they would never embrace IM. So there you have it. I won't hold it against them, but you can be sure I won't discuss it more either. You are quite right. It is what is important to me that is important. In your case, what is important to you is what matters. I greatly value our wonderful new friendship. Joan
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idm Premium
I know how that goes. I value you! You are way cool! :)
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Louise M. Premium
Hi Ian ! How are you doing ?
Just dropping by... I've downloaded a great pdf recently called "SEO made easy" by a guy called Brad Callen. It's just awesome. There are many many things I didn't know. The pdf is 90 pages long and goes really in-depth and it was free which is pretty cool. I've printed it out and read it in the subway, it's as thrilling as a novel ! Almost. lol

Talk to you soon !
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Louise M. Premium
I've found back the direct link in case --> http://www.easywebtutorials.com/ebooks/SEO-MadeEasy.pdf

Drink some hot tea with lemon and honey if you're still a bit sick ! ;-)
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idm Premium
Hey Louise. Doing all right, just staying up late working on the old computer. I was sick yesterday and couldn't get out of bed so I'm making up for lost time. I've heard about this Brad Callen fellow and I see a lot of positive feedback from others. This is one fat book for free, I'll give it a go, thanks!
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idm Premium
It's just a sore throat now, tea has been a help. Thanks for the link L.
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jatdebeaune Premium
This is the real day, so hope you're still celebrating. HB!!!
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idm Premium
I'm going to celebrate all day, thank you! :)
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Slugger_mn Premium
Hey,


Hows it going? I havent heard from you in a while.. There havent been any crazies out lately, So I have been staying out of trouble... haha
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Slugger_mn Premium
Oh, it is going well, it seems like people are getting a lot out of it! That was the point, so I am happy to see that!
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idm Premium
I'm still here. It's going pretty well but I'm just working late hours. How's EOS going?
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Mako Premium
Hi, I like your 5 simple questions and I am going to keep them at the back of my mind to guide me.
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idm Premium
They're there to remind me as well. There's a lot of information out there. Another thing is to keep at as simple as you can manage. Always try and make it simpler.
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Skybound Premium
Following on from my previous comment, I searched everywhere in your WA blog and WA Apce for a link but couldn't find one. So I found a 20% coupon online and grabbed my own Hostagator Baby a/c. Got a couple of Qs I may come back to you on, if I can't find answers eleswhere.
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Skybound Premium
Ah, no wonder I couldn't find it. :-)
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idm Premium
It's cool, I took off the free offer and removed the blog post because I didn't want to interfere with WA's interests. I still offer hosting for $5/month but it's not "unlimited." Of course it's scalable though and I'd be willing to up the disk space and bandwidth as needed so it wouldn't become a problem. I don't ever go with hosts that offer unlimited because it's really not from my experience. A decent WP installation with some content will probably be about 25-50 MB, and that's on the really high end I think. Hosting video would be another consideration but normally YouTube or other places can handle that aspect.
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Skybound Premium
Hey Ian. I'm finally taking the plunge with WP. Now need somewhere to host my sites. Was lookng at WA Hosting or HG, but then I spotted a post from you about a deal thru your site. Pls tell me more.
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Louise M. Premium
Your response to my comment made me laugh ! ;)
If you like Seth Godin, you can subscribe to his blog (the guy posts daily!) and watch his talks on TED.com. It's awesome. TED talks are awesome in general actually. Wish I could go to a TED conference one day. :)
Talk to you soon..
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Louise M. Premium
Yep i've watched his talk a while ago. I love his energy. His life story is really amazing ! Oh and Timothy Ferriss' talk is pretty good too. That guy is fun ! I've read his book too "The 4 hour work week" :)
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idm Premium
Oh yeah, I love TED talks but I haven't been keeping up with it lately. I've gotten a lot of great ideas from them. I recommend you watch Anthony Robbins talk, it's a little long but worth it and pretty funny too.
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Skybound Premium
hey Ian, how's it going? Hope you're having more success with OWM than me. I've got quite a few lenses up now but I have had a couple of false starts in my niche choice, so am going to look for something 'simpler' so that I can follow OWM by the book.
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idm Premium
Hey man, I just got finished writing an article for a campaign and submitted it to EZA for the first time awhile. I really haven't been producing much content lately so I'm jumping back on that wagon. It took me longer to write the article than I imagined it would, but at least I feel I'm able to deliver some quality content now. I'm not exactly following OWM on this campaign because the niche is a SquidDon't. I'll use other sources in place of Squidoo, but the basic strategy is still OWM because the articles live at my site and EZA and all other directory submissions will link back to my site. I just need to find a better way to backlink, because that's one part that is just way too time consuming for me. I've posted some comments on related blogs that allow "do follow" links but it would be nice to be able to outsource that too. So I'm getting things done slowly, and I'm thinking of starting some other campaigns while this one cooks.
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jatdebeaune Premium
Ian, Are you familiar with a book called: The Wise Heart by Jack Kornfield? I'm reading it now myself, and it reminded me of your blog. If you haven't read it, think you'll like it.
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idm Premium
I hadn't heard of it until now but it's on my "to read" list now. Thanks for thinking of me.
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prosperity2010 Premium
no problem. I am in agreement with what you wrote and on the same path except I have not quit my job. I need this to be successful first. Please add me as your buddy also. I need all the support I can get.
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martynh Premium
Ian - do you still have that free hosting offer? I'm looking around for a hosting co who I pay a monthly set fee to for unlimited domains. Or can you recommend? I'm looking at Just Host but I'm a bit concerned about some negative comments
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martynh Premium
hi ian. I just realised i've got a few months remaining on a justhost 6 month contract i took out for X2's free website offer. Might sound stupid but i've only realised one hosting covers all domains. Doh!
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idm Premium
I'm now offering hosting for $5/month if you go through me. The reason I'm not offering free hosting is I don't want to compete with SiteRubix, etc. But I tell you what, if you want to give it a try without paying I'm pretty confident you'll like it so there's really nothing to lose.
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idm Premium
Oh yeah? That's cool, my offer's still up anytime.
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jrtysam Premium
Hi Ian, I just checked out your site. Being a newbie, I hope you don't mind, but I am ask you for some help from time to time?
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jrtysam Premium
Thanks, I just got back from being away, and I am not ready to really get moving with things. I have an idea for a website. Once I get started I will probably ask for help if i hit any hangups. Have a nice day!!!
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idm Premium
I don't mind. I'm working on a system to specifically help other newbies, particularly with the technical aspects because a lot of people get hung up on the idea of setting up a website. You're free to ask anything you like though. :)
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idm Premium
Thanks, you have a good one!
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Ezinewriter Premium
Those are good tips... The only thing I can do is read the good old fashion way, I've never learned any other ways. Seems interesting though.
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Slugger_mn Premium
Hey,

I have been using articles base to test keywords.. then when they do well I start to hammer away using mass submitter... Get errrr done!
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Slugger_mn Premium
Hey,

It is called the mass article submitter.. I dont have my affiliate link handy.. But you shouldn't buy it.. It is outdated now.. and never worked for crap... I thought I could kick it up and make it work now that I know what I am doing but it just is a crappy product.. and I have heard from some other people today that they had the same problems..

Im making a video on how to add a bunch of articles at once so that it can be effective.. It has been working for me.. So Ill let you know when I post that-

Pete
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Slugger_mn Premium
The Best spinner seems to be a pretty decent deal.. I mean, from the looks of the video anyway.. I noticed that his languege seemed to have a lot of synonymes or however you spell that haha, Mine isnt as lucky.. haha So where it works for some people.. it simply wouldnt work for me once again...


But you should check it out!

Pete
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Slugger_mn Premium
The Best spinner seems to be a pretty decent deal.. I mean, from the looks of the video anyway.. I noticed that his languege seemed to have a lot of synonymes or however you spell that haha, Mine isnt as lucky.. haha So where it works for some people.. it simply wouldnt work for me once again...


But you should check it out!

Pete
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Slugger_mn Premium
Hey,

Sorry it took so long to get back to you, Things are going great, things are starting to look up I think! We are finishing up our product, and that is great! I am really excited! I will have time to start new campaigns around my products again! WHICH IT IS OVER DUE!!! I havent run a campaign around a product in a while.. that really needs to happen, I have been to busy with this product.. and thats cool and all, but I am simply making 250+ a week, and I want to see that go up, but with out running more campaigns it wont go up.. So I am both excited to be done with our product, and excited to start making my income grow.. huh.. whew..

So how are things going with you??

Pete-
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Slugger_mn Premium
Hey,

Sorry it took so long to get back to you, Things are going great, things are starting to look up I think! We are finishing up our product, and that is great! I am really excited! I will have time to start new campaigns around my products again! WHICH IT IS OVER DUE!!! I havent run a campaign around a product in a while.. that really needs to happen, I have been to busy with this product.. and thats cool and all, but I am simply making 250+ a week, and I want to see that go up, but with out running more campaigns it wont go up.. So I am both excited to be done with our product, and excited to start making my income grow.. huh.. whew..

So how are things going with you??

Pete-
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idm Premium
Mass Submitter? Can you link me to more info on that?
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idm Premium
Yeah I'm not even trying to buy any more products right now. But everything I've gotten so far has been worth the money at least.
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idm Premium
Since I have more time now I can actually write articles and re-write them. I have to tighten my budget for awhile though. Oh well, I'll come back and check into it later. Btw how's everything going?
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sox1n05 Premium
I really need to educate people on my user name -

sox1n05

I personally thought it was brilliant, but if no one else gets it, is it still brilliant?

Oh well, I'll try harder next time!
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idm Premium
If no one gets it that usually means it's brilliant. Or they're just dumb. In my case I'm dumb about sports in general. If I'm not playing it I ignore it for the most part. Not that I couldn't be into it, but right now I'm just not.
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1courage Premium
Idm, thank you so much for your kind words. It really means a lot at a time like this. I will get through this & be back to work at WA.
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idm Premium
I'm in total agreement on the need for a plan. That's a weak point of mine, but now that I know that it can be worked on. I'm trying to get away from the multi-tasker mindset that my job has conditioned me into. I'll try and keep pace with you on OWM. I'm very interested to see what you make out of it.
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Skybound Premium
Thanks for your comment on my Skybound IM blog. I had the setting so it didn't automatically post, so I missed it waiting for me to approve until today. What an amazing coincidence we should both buy the same product on the same day.
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Skybound Premium
No, I got the email with the audio link, but haven't listened yet. I'd just had a week where I felt some kind of plan was becoming essential. I've read through the OWM guide, am part way through the Nick story, which is pretty instructive, and spent a few hours today researching several topics and constantly changing my mind about what to do my first campaign on. Gonna sleep on it and hopefully press ahead with first lenses tomorrow. Not started with Squidoo, aside for setting up an account.
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idm Premium
Were you listening to Jennifer and Ryan's phone call? That's where I decided to follow through and get OWM. partly because Jennifer has helped me plenty for free but also so I could more quickly get my own blueprint together. I'm taking a little of what I like from all my various mentors and customizing it into my own unique plan. How far have you gotten into OWM? I'm about 50 pages in and I'm liking what I see, though again I tried to build a Squidoo lens and it was instantly locked as a "Squidon't." I'm really starting to get annoyed with that.
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Skybound Premium
Hey Ian. Fancy you buying OWM the same day as me. It'll be interesting to compare notes. I wish you every success with it.
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idm Premium
Sounds like a personal problem.
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e-MarketingGuy Premium
Change my name and move to a new town? LOL Wow you really want to rehash this thing? A part of me wants to rip you a new asshole right now but considering that you are a dork straight up, I'll just laugh it off...I'm not here to take advice from people like you! I'm here for training and training only! In this life I'll get mine, regardless of being a member of WA. Don't ever threaten me and tell me to change my name and move to a new town. That's grounds for a lawsuit you fuckin moron!
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sox1n05 Premium
How we holdin' up man?

It's been awhile!
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sox1n05 Premium
They're coming man. Slowly but surely. It's hard because things don't progress as fast as you think of them and it drives me crazy. All and all though, I cannot complain a bit. Then again, I could but I would sound like "some other" members here who make a point to mention that this is not a cake walk and we all need to start acting miserable!
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sox1n05 Premium
Will do my man...

I'm feeling compelled to put up a nice blog. You'll get it!
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idm Premium
I'm doing great for the most part and I'm working on things that need working on. I put up a new site the other day and I have yet to build any article content but that'll come next. How are your projects coming?
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idm Premium
What can I say there are some ridiculous people out there. I'm glad I don't think that way though, I would've given up a long time ago if I did.

Keep in touch, I'm looking forward to making some sales very soon!
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Louise M. Premium
Back to the cute couple's picture I see ! :)
Me too, altough it's just an old romantic drawing lol

See you around !
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idm Premium
I'm glad we're considered a cute couple, love that girl so much! I like your classic pics too, I might be a little old-fashioned.
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buddhabuddy Premium
You've got some awesome resources in your blogs! Thanks for buddying up with me...it would've took me forever and a day to run across some of that stuff.
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Suzi Premium
Nice cozy photo.
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idm Premium
Thank you :)
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Monika Premium
Hi, hope you dont mind me adding you, but you have a lot of goodies on your page so i want to be able to come back again. Thanks heaps
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kwes Premium
Hey man, I'm trying to get more involved here. Nice to meet you!
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Hi Ian
I just joined and now I'm figuring out how to add friends so here I am!
I plan to add everyone sooner or later and learn how to market successfully for a change, after many years of trying and I hope to make a lot of new friends too.
Rocky
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Dargent Premium
Dang man look at you, member rank 11. You must be going places! :-)
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Dargent Premium
Thats awesome I am in the same boat, just a bit behind ya.

It's crazy because I was just thinking the same today, about the blueprint. I am very methodical in my approach and I know if I just am recording everything I do and how I get there I can shorten someone else's learning curve.

Keep on truckin
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idm Premium
It ain't nothin' but a number. However, I do agree I'm going places, just not at lightning speed. I started a new campaign last night and I plan to share what I learn and earn with WA. I'm trying to get a blueprint together without leaving any of the steps out so even a beginner can replicate it. This really takes work, but it's going to be worth it.
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e-MarketingGuy Premium
I get what you're saying about the domain stuff but let me ask you, if I target a specific niche with a product review etc. should I just take one of the targeted keyword phrases and buy it as my domain?
For example: fly fisherman is the audience..
Possible Domain: flyfishermaninfo.com
rather than fishingreviews.com/fly-fisherman-info/?
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e-MarketingGuy Premium
I see. That makes sense. Thanks for the information. I think I'm going to buy a few domains. One general one for reviews and another for a more targeted approach.
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e-MarketingGuy Premium
Boom! I agree. That's actually what I plan on doing with my review site. Basically bombarding readers with good quality content that they can take to the bank. My goal is to really Presell the reader before they click through to the WA merchant site.
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idm Premium
If you think of your site/keywords as a tree it might help. The trunk should be your "theme keyword." That is your main keyword that all other keywords/products/services/whatever stems from. The next biggest will be your "category keywords," which you can think of as branches of the tree. The branches will have leaves on them also and there are 2 other kinds of keywords there. That's a bit of a more advanced topic but they're still somehow related to your trunk or "theme keyword."

In response to your question it is always a good idea to have your main keyword in the domain name. Also .com is always better than .info, but .net and .org are almost as good as .com.
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idm Premium
Anytime. I read you were on a tight budget so I'd probably stick to a single domain and really focus in on that. I have tried ramping up multiple domains simultaneously and unless you're really good at switching tracks quickly it's better saved until you're an expert. Travis Sago has often said "go deep instead of wide" meaning focus in on one niche and do it well instead of spreading yourself too thin. I've been guilty of going too wide in the past, but I think building real value with more content than the reader could ever want is the way to go. Bombard your prospects with valuable info.
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Skybound Premium
Just bookmarked the tools you mention on your blog. I agree with what you say in your About me update: monetary rewards are coming your way. Meantime, have some gold :-)
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idm Premium
I hope you're finding them useful, I just started using another program called LastPass to keep all my logins. That helps speed things up a bit for me too, I was getting tired of logging in over and over again. I hope we both make some big money this year, preferably sooner than later.
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1courage Premium
Thank you Idm for your comment on my blog. Thank for your offer to help me with websites, etc if I need. I just may need your help on websites since that is what I'm studying now. I'll let you know if I get stuck. I just requested your buddyship. Glad to meet you. Hope you have tremendous success with WA.
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idm Premium
You're welcome anytime you need help. Thanks for the request!
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Skybound Premium
Have a golden 2010, Ian. Keep up the good work.
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idm Premium
You too friend, I hope you're starting the year out on a good foot. 2010 is going to be a year of surprises.
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jatdebeaune Premium
Hi Ian,
Are you a medical doctor? Love the jagged teeth. Had to add you as one of my buddies. I just might ask you for help at some point. If I can help you, don't hesitate. However I have a feeling you know more than I. I'm good with the aesthetics. Geek, I'm not. But, hey.
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idm Premium
I try to work as little as possible. I can't understand why the general populace thinks it's such a good idea to "work hard." I'd rather just get more done. I will quit this $%!# soon.
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Haha! Love the new pic! I think this one my be my favorite;)
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idm Premium
Just putting on my best face....
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Louise M. Premium
haha funny pic ! :)
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idm Premium
It reflects my mood perfectly, too. :)
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Internetgranny Premium
Have a lovely Christmas! And let's decide to make 2010 a great year for us.

Isabella
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Internetgranny Premium
So glad you've had the best Christmas ever!!!! Have given you a sack of gold to make it even better.
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idm Premium
I've had the best Christmas ever, I hope your's is so good! 2010 is going to be the best yet if I have anything to say about it. :)
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idm Premium
Sweet, thanks Isabella! :)
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sox1n05 Premium
That's an awesome picture man! LOVE IT!
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idm Premium
I know right!? I look totally RAD!
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Louise M. Premium
Hi ! Just wanted to say thanks for the comments you posted on my blog. :)
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Skybound Premium
Thanks for the offer. I'm sure the time will come. I took a quick look at WordPress. Looks slick, but a lot for me to learn on top of what I've already only just got to grips with. I see it's OS, so free to use. I hadn't realised that. I heard something about there being two types of WP service, one free, one not, but maybe I'm thinking of hosting. Is WP as versatile for building a website as a dedicated web building program? And is it relatively easy to use?
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idm Premium
In my opinion it's as complicated as you want it to be. You can have your blog installed on your own web server or hosted at wordpress.com. I choose to host mine at my own shared web hosting account. If you want to try it out let me know.
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iclick76 Premium
I am new hear.
you have nice websites
I still learning How to make one.
Igor
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idm Premium
Thanks Igor, it's entirely possible for you to do similar stuff. Look into WordPress if you haven't already.
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martynh Premium
hey Ian good link you posted on the forum about 30 day challenge. I'll check it out
Made me smile that 30DC recommend checking out Springwise - they picked up my online physio business idea in Feb and my visitors went ballistic. I was on my laptop one night and every minute a new visitor logged in. Pure Joy. Though no-one bought anything!
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martynh Premium
I'm doing the WA certified article marketing course which is very structured.
As for social bookmarking - I wouldn't put it on the top of your priority list - it won't make you any $
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idm Premium
Holy cow a visitor a minute? That's amazing, I'm going to look into that today but for now the whole social bookmarking thing is giving me problems. I've only barely begun the 30DC but I can tell that by just doing a little each day anyone can make substantial progress with it. It is the most newbie-friendly approach I've seen yet.
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idm Premium
How do you mean it won't make you money?
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Styles Premium
Thanks for taking me seriously and giving me quaility feedback regarding my site. that's what I was looking for.
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idm Premium
You're welcome anytime. I'd hope to get the same quality feedback.
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sox1n05 Premium
They sure did.

I'll update my post with the e-mail. They are jags...
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Louise M. Premium
Like your quote. Travolta in "Perfect", right ? ;)
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idm Premium
You're right, though I have only seen one part of the movie and it was hard to watch if you know what I'm sayin'.
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sox1n05 Premium
Yeah - I redirected everything from my articles to squid. back to my new site. Da, da da...the moment of truth!
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You're always changing, man. You change your photo like every other day. Well, based on this one, you're obviously feeling better, huh? It's good to see you smiling. It's contagious, y'know;-)
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idm Premium
The only constant is change, right? I'd say I'm a happy guy right now, no intention of changing that. Aren't you happy? I remember the first time I read your "about me" I thought of myself on a good day.
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martynh Premium
wow you've got 2 resources. I keep seeing your progress & thinking hey he's doing alright. Good luck to you and thanks for the blog comment ;-)
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martynh Premium
hey thanks for the gold! I've given it all to Bigman as he's been my fast track mentor!
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idm Premium
I really appreciate the notice. I've already printed up your article guidelines and will be using it when I sit down to write tonight. There's much to do.
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sox1n05 Premium
Thanks for the feedback.

Threw some pics in there and now we wait...
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idm Premium
No problem, looks good.
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sox1n05 Premium
What I am doing for backlinks is writing other articles pointing to the article that I need listed. I also list my articles all of my blogs revolving around the same subject. We'll see if it works, but damnit, it PISSES me off!
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Ezinewriter Premium
Hello Ian. Thanks for your comment on my blog. I totally agree with you.
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DrMarie Premium
Hi Ian. Saw your invite for folks to be you bud and could not resist! :) I have not been here long, but I have found some fantastic folks here!
Dr. Marie
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bodovan Premium
Hi, Ian!

Let me know if you need anything to help you here or anything else...
You also can share some important information with me too if you want...
Talk to you soon...

Take care,
Ivan
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Skybound Premium
Wow! Congratulations on making it into the elite Top 10 Ranked WA Members. That's truly impressive. Keep up the good work.
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Skybound Premium
No. But I'm pretty sure it's due to a weebly wobble. Something in the way the page is set up. I'll have another crack it some time but as it's not a major problem, I can live with it for now.
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idm Premium
That's pretty cool, thanks. Did you ever get that button problem worked out?
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Happy Thanksgiving:-)
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Yes I am :-)
Now go "FEED THE IAN"-Haha!!! (that still makes me laugh);-D
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idm Premium
Happy Thanksgiving to you my man! I'm really feeling the gratitude this year, I hope you're doing the same.
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Skybound Premium
Thanks again for the Firefox add-on link. What a fantastic tool. It's helped me spot a couple of alt text issues already. Don't know if you have discovered this one, but I stumbled on it today : http://browsershots.org/
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idm Premium
I hadn't heard of it yet. I wish they had something like this back in the day when I was having so many cross-browser issues.
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silk_silver Premium
Hey Ian,
I spoke to Andrew a few days ago and he said he was still going to go through with the meeting. He mentioned that there might not be as much people as last week. I hope you can show up though. By the way, I didn't know Canadians celebrated Thanksgiving last month. How funny.
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idm Premium
I don't know if I'll be there, but I might be. I actually like the idea of having weekly conferences and was thinking of hosting one myself, though it would probably be earlier in the evening.
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What's up, Ian! I signed up for the 4dMMBP a couple days ago. Haven't had a day off since I signed up but I have scanned through it. Definitely worth the money so far. Just wondering how it's going for you.
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idm Premium
It is going all right. I just started another blog and am playing with my new AWeber account. All in all I'm getting some things done. Not quite as much as I want but a little progress every day is all it's gonna take.
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silk_silver Premium
Thanks Ian,
You seem like such a very helpful person to all. I really appreciate your help. Thanks man.... Hope to see you at next Thursday meeting.
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What's up, bud. Hey, what's PAWS? I've been hearing more about it lately.
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Have you tried the 4DMMBP yet? I've been thinking about checking that out for a while. Looking for anything that helps with article writing and marketing.
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Question. Have you been to Wealthy Affiliate University? Barely a video in the place! Talk about "time consuming"!
Seriously, though, is 4DMMB worth the 30 bucks?
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Yeah, I was just in the forums and was about to suggest more video, but apparently a lot of people share the same sentiments. I saw your post from yesterday. So you've moved on to adding resources now? Gotta admit, I'm a little jealous.
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Heck, yeah! Link away!
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I clicked on the link, but no video. It went to a 1&1 page offering a lot of web stuff. Oh, well. I can wait. Looking forward to it when the problem's fixed.
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Yeah, it worked. Having one place to keep all of my notes and info would be really helpful. I'm curious, though, what did you use to make the video? I checked out Revelation's video review of WA on his website a while ago and it seems like the same thing, only you had live video of yourself on the screen at the same time. The picture quality seems to be too clear to assume you just pointed a camera at the comp. screen.
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Cool. CS6 seems seems like a great tool to use when I graduate to product creation. In the next 100 yrs or so (lol)
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No, just kidding. I've just had a really slow week, but I'm getting back into the groove of things. I was actually thinking that CS6 would be a good tool to use for video marketing. Maybe on YouTube or something.
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Funny you said that. I'm actually flipping between FB and WA as we speak. Trying to place an ad there. I just signed up this morning. Great minds think alike, I guess haha
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I'm not too familiar with Facebook. I was just playing around with it. You know, just to see what the ad process is like. Not too familiar with PPC, either, but apparently that's what it is. Haha. I just stumbled into my first PPC campaign. This is going to be interesting.
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Yeah, I'm in no hurry either. Article marketing is my thing for now. It seems that if you can make it in Art. Marketing everything else would be a piece of cake.
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idm Premium
Persuasive Article Writing Secrets by David Bocock. The same guy that does the 4-Day Money Making Blueprint. The eBook is pretty lengthy, reads like a story, and it's $12. I'm not finished with it yet but when I do I'll post a mini-review in my blog.
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idm Premium
I'm working my way through 4DMMB right now at the same time. I'm exactly half way through the 25 video tutorials. They're a little bit lengthy so it's taking me awhile.

It does give you a clear strategy for article writing and marketing so if you're lost it's great. But it does take some time.
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idm Premium
Yes, it's worth the $30. You can use your own hoplink on ClickBank and get it for way less though.

I've been trying to upload video training but the uploader isn't playing nice right now. I think Kyle's looking into it though.
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idm Premium
Well I did a quick video under 8 minutes yesterday. It's nothing too advanced, just some software tips on being organized. Plus it's practice. I'm not used to doing video tutorials so I'm getting my feet wet with simple stuff. I plan to do plenty of resources if I can stop fighting with the uploader and WYSISWYG editor here.

Making resources is kinda fun. Actually if you want I can link you to my resource so you can get the sneak preview since I have no idea when the uploader will be fixed.
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idm Premium
PM'd it to you.
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idm Premium
I put a slash between the domain and TLD. Oops.
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idm Premium
It's Camtasia Studio 6 and I'm using a standard Logitech webcam. There's a feature you have to enable to get the webcam input overlayed onto the screen input. I don't remember what I did, but it's just a click feature.
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idm Premium
100 years!? Come on, you're underestimating yourself, surely.
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idm Premium
Yeah, eventually I'm going to put things on YouTube but I'm starting smaller with WA just to get comfortable doing it. I think YouTube has massive potential though. Especially when you integrate that with social sites like Facebook.
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idm Premium
I generally hate Facebook ads. But if one of my friends recommended something I'd be interested. It's something to think about. YouTube videos can be embedded into FB too.
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idm Premium
I'm not in a hurry to do PPC. It seems like a science that changes too rapidly for me to keep up with right now.
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Internetgranny Premium
Hi Ian,

I just found you on the 4-D MMB Forum. I joined there over a month ago but haven't made a post yet. I'm still working through the videos there and also reading PAWS.
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Internetgranny Premium
I am in the same situation. Need more than 24 hours in the day to do all I want to do.
Sending some gold your way as a 'reward' for all the reading and training you're doing. :)
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Internetgranny Premium
No need to do anything for me at the moment. Just be yourself and keep working to get to the stage where you've got lots and lots to smile about. I love that photo of the smiley young lad you were at the age of five. Thanks for your offer of help though. I appreciate it and may take you up on it one day. (Am not exactly great on techie stuff...)
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idm Premium
Oh yeah? I read chapters 1-6 today of PAWS and I'm up to tutorial 12 of the video training. I plan on giving my review of the product once I finish with it. I probably have too many burners going on. :)

Or maybe not enough?
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idm Premium
Thanks so much! But what can I do for you? I'm here if you ever need anything.
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idm Premium
I'm getting there a little bit more every day, and the offer's open. I sure was a happy kid, things change but I'm still optimistic.
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BradB Premium
Hey Ian Brad on the west coast of BC.
Good attitude I'm sure I'll hear more from you soon.
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Slugger_mn Premium
You must be an IMer, you look half asleep in all of your pics.. haha
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Slugger_mn Premium
Hey, long time no talk, how are things goin?
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Slugger_mn Premium
What! Well the more time you spend working a "real job" the less money your oging to make.. sad isnt it? haha
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Slugger_mn Premium
Well, dont work till 9:10 then haha, do more IM less job.. you will prolly make more at some point... haha
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Slugger_mn Premium
Well, dont work till 9:10 then haha, do more IM less job.. you will prolly make more at some point... haha
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Slugger_mn Premium
With your morning cafe' read my blog.. I did a shout out to you indirectly.. You will appreciate it .. I hope haha
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idm Premium
Hahah yeah. But another reason might be I'm half Asian, so even when I'm not sleepy I probably look it. :)
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idm Premium
So crazy. The holidays have been so good as far as everything EXCEPT internet marketing. I've fallen a bit behind there but I needed to take a break from it. Now the day job is doing its best to absolutely KILL ME. I barely have time to scratch my nose!!
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idm Premium
It's pretty sad. Hating my "job" today. This is why most heart attacks occur at 9 am on Monday.
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idm Premium
Or maybe I'll just quit it cold turkey. Mmmm turkey....
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sox1n05 Premium
How's it going? Just wanted to see how you were holdin' up!
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sox1n05 Premium
Mike, btw - You?

I agree. I should be sleeping right now, but my brain won't shut off! I need to get some sleep though.

Any luck on sales or anything?
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idm Premium
Hey good to hear from you man, I'm doing all right. I just realized I don't know your first name though. I think it's going to be a long night of studying and working on WA for me. Not that I'm complaining, it beats the heck out of living paycheck to paycheck.
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idm Premium
Ian. I'm a little wired myself. I'm not doing anything much right now other than listening to a little music and trying to relax. I honestly haven't even tried to sell anything yet. I'm not doing it by the books, but I never do. In the end I get where I need to go though.

I'm still going through the 4-Day Money Making Blueprint, sifting through many successful people's strategies and trimming them down to my own forumla. I'll eventually get bored of studying and planning and just start blowing things up.
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idm Premium
Ian. I'm a little wired myself. I'm not doing anything much right now other than listening to a little music and trying to relax. I honestly haven't even tried to sell anything yet. I'm not doing it by the books, but I never do. In the end I get where I need to go though.

I'm still going through the 4-Day Money Making Blueprint, sifting through many successful people's strategies and trimming them down to my own forumla. I'll eventually get bored of studying and planning and just start blowing things up.
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Louise M. Premium
Some gold for you, your resource is original and so true. A great topic indeed and very well and simply written ! What can I say ?
Thank YOU !! ;)
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idm Premium
I'm glad you liked it! I love keeping things simple, things are far too complex sometimes. I'm all for Occam's razor. :)
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bybonline Premium
Hey Ian, you seem like a really nice young man. My name is Fred from Bend, OR. I am married with two wonderful children, just trying to get this thing started. I am VERY lost so I decided to host a s Skype training call for newbies...(of course I am not the one teaching) as I will be learning. I didn't see anything like this in the forums so I decided to start one u and got a volunteer to help lead the first class which is tonight!!! Love to have you here. Check out my blog post on this for more information. Lets keep in touch and learn this together!
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idm Premium
Nice to meet you Fred. I think it's just a phase feeling lost but can only become permanent if you do throw in the towel. I know life is hectic but decide on making a commitment and you'll see there's no alternative. This is what you've planned on doing and you're not going to stop.

I've been a couple of months but I'm still working on my formula. I'm very cautious but I'm sticking to my commitment.

I'll check out your blog post but I'm afraid I probably missed the window of opportunity. AH well, catch you later!
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Alex Copeland Premium
Hey man, just wanted to say thanks for including me in your resource list, really appreciate it and wanted to let you know. Any time I can lend a hand let me know.
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Alex Copeland Premium
Hey man, just checking in and seeing how things are going, know you are working hard so when you get 2 secs give me a shout back. Speak soon.
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idm Premium
You're one of the few I'm taking notes from. I may have some questions eventually, for now I've got my work cut out for me. Thanks for the feedback.
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idm Premium
Things are going steady, what's up Mo?
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timeandmoney Premium
Hi Ian - Thanks for the comment on my blog post. Glad you enjoyed it. ~ Phyllis
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cathy150 Premium
Hi Ian, nothing to lose! i like that. have you been in IM before? I plan on watching how you do it all because i have a feeling you are heading up.
cathy
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cathy150 Premium
that's cool. okay take me with you!
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idm Premium
I haven't been in internet marketing before, exactly. I've always been interested in using the internet to make money but I thought it was beyond my abilities. Now that I know it's not beyond mine or anyone's I'm digging in deep.

I would say I casually started researching it at the end of this last summer and didn't take any real action until I joined WA at the end of September.

I have the same feeling you have, I just want to take as many people with me as I can.
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idm Premium
Of course!
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sox1n05 Premium
I've done that before! Hey it does look nice sitting in there though, doesn't it?

How's the product?
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sox1n05 Premium
That's great. I accidentally checked my CB account this evening (really, it was an accident!) and I did have another sale from that crappy product I'm promoting.

I think $100 is realistic, but don't be bummed if you don't get it. I've never done anything that is as sporadic as IM.
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idm Premium
Clever tricksters we are. So far I'm liking the product but I'm just getting through reading the mountains of information in the beginning. I've only watched the first video! I plan to skip to the end (part 25) just so I can get an overview of it and start building the bigger picture sooner.

That may be "cheating" but I know how I learn by now. I'm going to blog about it coming soon whether or not I like it but I have this feeling I'm going to like it. My goal is to make $100 (or more) by this Saturday so I'll let everyone know my thoughts.
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martynh Premium
hey we joined within a day of each other! I'm also buddies with Revelation who joined a couple of days later - I'm using him to compare my progress against.
Nice idea for putting the link in the forum signature - I've done it too
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martynh Premium
yeah i got that $1 offer too
if it comes up again I'll promote WA to various groups of people
hope we both make a success of this
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idm Premium
I noticed we joined at the same time. I came in with a 7-day $1 trial so I was lucky to have gotten that offer. Hopefully we'll be twins in our success here. :)
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bkb2012 Premium
idm -- I remember,,,when I hit the last paragraph of my post, family began to talk to me. That's when everything flies out the window so thanks for catching those problems! I fixed the grammar so the post should be solid.

bkb2012
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bkb2012 Premium
idm,

Hey there. Great thanks for you support. I pull content from graduate business school (the MBA) and I cover IM topics appearing from the most credible sources. will publish something most likely by Monday, if not sooner. Should you request a topic, I will be happy to research information to the best of my ability, posting reports. In all matters, my biggest concern is protecting fellow marketers' best interests. bkb2012
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idm Premium
You always have something useful to say in your blogs so I check in on them a lot. Good stuff.
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bkb2012 Premium
idm -- I remember,,,when I hit the last paragraph of my post, family began to talk to me. That's when everything flies out the window so thanks for catching those problems! I fixed the grammar so the post should be solid.

bkb2012
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klrrider Premium
Buddied up... lets keep in touch.
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idm Premium
I'll drop in once in awhile and read your posts so you'll see me around.
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sox1n05 Premium
It's really a matter of identifying what that actual NEED is versus the WANT. See if someone wants to keep their house, it isn't so much because the love their house, more so than them not having anywhere to go.

Same applies for weight loss. It isn't because it's a health issue rather they NEED to lose weight in order to feel good about themselves. By using Maslow's hierarchy, we can understand the real root of why a potential customer may be looking into purchasing a product.

The trick is turning their want and transforming it into a NEED.

That's the approach that I've been taking.
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keyklutz Premium
Hey Ian. We sound like we come from similar places. I hope to have enough time to give this a full try. I wish us both success!
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kurri Premium
Hey Ian,
Nice to meet ya!

Heres some gold for you and glad to buddy up!
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kurri Premium
Hey Ian,
Nice to meet ya!

Heres some gold for you and glad to buddy up!
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moneyguru93 Premium
Hey, what's up?
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moneyguru93 Premium
The exact same thing. :)
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moneyguru93 Premium
Doubt it. I'm getting hundred's of traffic, but still zero sales.... What's your problem?
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moneyguru93 Premium
Oh I know what that's like, man. That infamous overwhelming feeling right? Oh yeah, I've been through that ... and still am kinda. But what problems are you having in particular with writing articles? Maybe I could help. :)
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moneyguru93 Premium
That can happen.You just gotta get into a schedule and do the thing every day. I'm not one to talk ... I should swallow my own advice 'cause I still haven't done just that.

But I think I'm just gonna do it today. Set my schedule and just get it done!

Good luck:)
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idm Premium
I'm working on this IM thing and trying not to let article marketing get the best of me. What're you up to?
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idm Premium
Brilliant. It's kicking my butt today. I hope you're doing better than me.
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idm Premium
My problem is my brain is scattered all over the map, no focus. I'm regrouping. By the end of the night I just want to know where my head is at. I tried writing an article earlier today and it was just useless.
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idm Premium
It's my mindset right now. I'm too distracted to give it an honest try. I think I'm just a little burned out from overwork. My full time job and then all the work I've been doing on the side with IM. It caught up to me finally.
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idm Premium
I took a little breather from it yesterday. I'm going to get it done somehow but a schedule would help. Good luck to us both.
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JessicaL86 Premium
Hey buddy! :)
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bkb2012 Premium
Ian -- thanks for the comment. Are you using Firefox browser? You know -- I hit a snag while editing the other day...seeing my content run out of the window but when I hit save, it appeared normal in the blog. Seems there's another glitch worth reporting. Thanks for the heads up. Will check w/Carson for insights.
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bkb2012 Premium
idm -- true...most agreeably. Stay in touch! I always enjoy finding buddies who are responsive -- that way we can all help one another. bkb2012
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idm Premium
I use Firefox if Google Chrome doesn't render the page correctly or there are too many glitches. I love this browser it's so clean and light compared to the others.
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idm Premium
I use Firefox if Google Chrome doesn't render the page correctly or there are too many glitches. I love this browser it's so clean and light compared to the others.
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bkb2012 Premium
Smart orange. That's good. I wish there was a way to 'star' buddy resources for handy reference.
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