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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webkab Premium
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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