Friday, May 6, 2011

FRIDAY FREEBIE: Promote Yourself For FREE Right Here on My Blog

Hello All  - Promote Yourself For FREE Right Here on My Blog!

Since it is Friday and I'm in a giving mood, I am giving you the opportunity to promote yourselves on my blog.

Tell us what you do for a living, and share your website (max 2 sites per person) and 1 promotion you are running, if applicable.

Go on - let's hear it from you!

Mine -

I am a freelance writer and work from home in Shelly Beach, South Africa. I am also a work from home mom  of 9 year old twins. This is my website and I am running a promotion for people who want article marketing done - 10 articles for only $50 - written, optimized and posted.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

If you are not back linking regularly, you are missing out on a deluge of traffic.

While it can be quite a tedious process, it does produce results. The best way to backlink is to dedicate about 30-60 minutes each day to this task. If you do not have the time then hire someone to do it for you.

You should backlink to sites that are relevant to your business. If for example, you sell nutritional products, then you can backlink to other nutritional websites or to healthy food websites. When people are looking for information on health, healthy food or nutrition, they will come across the websites that you have backlinked to.

In order to capitalize on this, you need to make intelligent comments on those websites that are relevant to the specific topic. People will then read the topic and perhaps want to make a comment themselves or they will read the comments to get more information. If you have made an intelligent comment then you stand a good chance that someone will visit your website.

It is no secret that success with online marketing is about getting targeted traffic to your website. If someone has read a comment that you have made and taken time to visit your website, then that person would qualify as targeted prospect in my book.

Have you ever used fliers as a means of promoting a product or a service? Back in the early 90s in South Africa it was a very cost-effective way for people to promote what they had to offer. Every day I would go to various traffic lights in areas nearby to me and hand them out for about two hours. I had a team of people with me and we managed to get out an incredible amount of pamphlets each day. We did get business in that way even though it was not targeted traffic, not everyone who received a flier was necessarily looking for what we were offering.  Another issue was that the lifespan of each flier was not too long as at some point it would get thrown away.

With backlinking however there are two differences that work in your favor, one is that it is targeted traffic if you  do it right and secondly, links do not get thrown away. They last for as long as that website is still up on the Internet. There is also no printing cost to the linking either as is the case with producing pamphlets or fliers. This sounds like the mother lode of traffic to your website.

You do however need to be careful that you do not spam when backlinking. If you do this then your comments will simply be deleted and you will have wasted a ton of time. If you choose backlinking as a way to drive traffic to your website then rather hire someone to do it.

Our backlinking service works as follows, we will do 30 minutes per day of backlinking for you at a rate of US$10 or ZAR 70 per hour. We only accept orders of at least 10 hours as anything less is ineffective. You need to tell us what kind of sites you want us to backlink to and we will get onto it. While we strive to do 30 minutes per day, it is possible that we might miss a day, however you will will get the hours that you have paid for. On request we will make sure that we only link to sites that have the page rank (PR) that you request. Most people accept backlinking to sites with a PR of 3 or more.

We will email you a Google spreadsheet with all the sites that your site has been backlinked to. The dates and times will also be documented on the sheet. We are running a special at the moment for anyone who orders and pays for 10 hours before 07/05/2011. Anyone who does this will get two articles of 250 words written and posted to an article submission site for free.


Contact us today so that you can start increasing traffic to your website today!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Internet Marketing Update: 5 Little-Known Keys to Boost Online Sales and Profits - Yahoo! News

At Internet Marketing Update: 5 Little-Known Keys to Boost Online Sales and Profits - Yahoo! News: you will find detailed information about how the 5 keys below were established.

"As proof, Dees asks business owners marketing online to consider these five areas before finalizing their internet marketing strategy. Every website needs to address these key areas to boost conversion. They are:
1. Customer Focused – are your keywords geared toward the way ideal prospects are thinking when searching online?
2. Competitive – does the copy on your site include keywords that help your site get found in the search engines?
3. Clear – does each page present a path following a user friendly website-flow to quickly and clearly answer the prospect’s questions?
4. Conversion Optimized – are your messages written to prompt clicks leading to sign-ups and sales?
5. Consistent – are the pages of your site connected with a smooth flow and logical messaging?
Additional details are available in a free PDF cheat sheet at http://www.TheWebsiteAnalysis.com."

Many people are concerned about their ability to achieve this in their articles and they don't always have the time to do it either. For this reason, a professional copywriter can help you achieve your objectives. See www.webcontentxpress.com for more.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Article Writing Secrets

You are about to discover everything you need to know to pump out dozens of high quality articles full of informative and quality content every single day! But what’s so great about that?

Well, for starters “content is king!”

When you have high quality, original content there is no shortage of ways to make money with that. You can create all kinds of money making opportunities with your own, original high quality content…

Let’s take a look at just some of the things you can do:

    *   Create a whole bunch of targeted, key word rich adsense sites that earn you a nice fat monthly residual income!

    *   You can use your articles to promote and profit from affiliate programs almost instantly! (the great part about this is you don’t even need your product, you just choose one you would like to promote, write an article and start getting sales)

    *   If you are able to create dozens of high quality article per day, you can earn a fortune by selling Private Label Rights to those articles! (Good content is in high demand, and there is no shortage of people willing to pay big bucks for it!

    *  Create an ebook! Yup, you can simply blend all of your articles together to create a high quality, content rich ebook! You can then sell this ebook, sell Resell Rights to it, put affiliate links into it and give it away for free etc.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Simple SEO for beginners

Are you using SEO efficiently?

Entrepreneurs who have online businesses are always seeking ways to gain more traffic so that they can make more sales. Certain search engines have more than two hundred algorithm variables. There are people who are experts at using seo to increase traffic and any serious business person should find these experts to do this for them.

Even small home based businesses can benefit from the use of seo tools to increase sales. One powerful tool is keyword research. This tool allows people to know what words website visitors will be searching for when they are looking for information. This means that it is wise to use any of the keyword research tools that are available on the Internet.

The simplest and fastest way to gain traffic is to supply continuous and quality seo content to the website

Search engines love fresh quality content and are more likely to rank these websites highly on the search engines. When writing seo articles it is important to use the keywords wisely. When working on content for a website, anything between five to twenty keywords will suffice for the entire website. Keywords should be used in page names, the domain name and for folder names.

The search engines are mindful of keyword density in that too much is not encouraged. Each page should have no more than three to five percent keyword density. 

Place keywords on every page so that the ranking is higher and more visitors will come across the website.

SEO experts suggest that keywords should be in italic tags and the headings should be bold. This alerts the search engines and visitors to the importance of the website. Naming the images is another strategy that is recommended by the experts. File names should also contain keywords.

Linking should be done intelligently. Use keywords when linking one page to another. Single words are not as effective as keyword phrases.

By giving away free stuff, you allow people to spread the word and this gets more people to see your site. By doing this you increase the probability of making sales. The free stuff can be in the form of free information, software, discounts or other industry related gifts. All of these strategies combine well for the purposes of using seo to increase traffic.Entrepreneurs who have online businesses are always seeking ways to gain more traffic so that they can make more sales. Certain search engines have more than two hundred algorithm variables. There are people who are experts at using seo to increase traffic and any serious business person should find these experts to do this for them.

Even small home based businesses can benefit from the use of seo tools to increase sales 

One powerful seo tool is keyword research. This tool allows people to know what words website visitors will be searching for when they are looking for information. This means that it is wise to utilize any of the keyword research tools that are available on the Internet.

The simplest and fastest way to gain traffic is to supply continuous and quality content to the website. Search engines love fresh quality content and are more likely to rank these websites highly on the search engines. When writing it is important to use the keywords wisely. When working on content for a website, anything between five to twenty keywords will suffice for the entire website. Keywords should be used in page names, the domain name and for folder names.

The search engines are mindful of keyword density in that too much is not encouraged. Each page should have no more than three to five percent keyword density. Place keywords on every page so that the ranking is higher and more visitors will come across the website.

By giving away free stuff, you allow people to spread the word and this gets more people to see your site. By doing this you increase the probability of making sales. The free stuff can be in the form of free information, software, discounts or other industry related gifts. All of these strategies combine well for the purposes of using seo to increase traffic.

Friday, April 1, 2011

MLMers: Get free leads for life!

Contrary to what you might be feeling right now in the face of recent Google changes, it is still possible to generate leads on the Internet. In fact you can generate free leads for life with Article Marketing.

In order to get ongoing leads, you need to have as many back links directed to your website as possible. There are a variety of ways in which you can get backlinks.

Article marketing is one of the most cost-effective means to get backlinks and ultimately leads to your site.

However, you should not waste your time submitting only one article. Article marketing in an ongoing process and you need to give it at least 3 months to build enough momentum.

If you are serious about making money online, you need to create a never-ending stream of leads coming to you on a daily basis. Article marketing generates organic traffic, which is the best type. It is much more effective than classified ads.

Unfortunately, many MLMers do not have the time or the skill to write articles. The option of using articles that belong to other people can land you in jail. However, the option exists whereby you can hire a professional to do it for you.

You’ll be surprised when you get a few quotes, how small the investment in a good copywriter is. Some even provide services whereby they optimize and post the articles with backlinks on article directories for you.

After all, MLM is supposed to be about making money without working too hard.

There are many article writers who have achieved expert status with numerous article submission sites. This is as a result of them writing and submitting quality content to the sites for many years.

When sites consider someone an expert writer, it attracts a lot of traffic because people on the Internet just love to read quality content that is informative and offers them a solution to their particular situation. 

Since expert authors write on a range of topics, they are able to offer content that is relevant to your product, product or opportunity. They will write something that is relevant to the title of the article. The title is what attracts readers to the article in the first place.

Article writers are creative and this allows them to write content that is unique and at the same time search engine optimized.

Since their names are out there in the public forum, they will do their best to write content that is unique and informative.

Once the quality articles have been written and you have approved them, the article marketer will submit them to the various article submission sites and you can sit back and watch the leads come streaming. The leads are directed straight to your website from the resource box on the articles.

Because article marketing generates organic traffic, you are likely to receive leads for a longer time than is the case with pay per click or other forms of paid online advertising. In fact, once an article is placed on the Internet, it will keep on bringing leads for as long as the directory exists. A good copywriter chooses wisely and ensures that articles are posted to the best sites only. This means that you will receive free leads for life with article marketing.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Deadlines - humor (or not?)

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Who are you?

I am a homeschool mom by choice. You can call me mad, but don't question my judgement, because I don't question yours.

Today I posted an innocent comment on Facebook and before I knew, an "ex-homeschool" SUPER mom started making some snide comments, as she always does when she feels threatened by the fact that she no longer homeschools her child. Hey - I didn't tell her to put her kid in school. I've never met her and don't know her, except from her constantly bitter and snide comments.

I wrote this note in response:


Jealousy is simply and clearly the fear that you do not have value. Jealousy scans for evidence to prove the point - that others will be preferred and rewarded more than you. There is only one alternative - self-value. If you cannot love yourself, you will not believe that you are loved. You will always think it's a mistake or luck. Take your eyes off others and turn the scanner within. Find the seeds of your jealousy, clear the old voices and experiences. Put all the energy into building your personal and emotional security. Then you will be the one others envy, and you can remember the pain and reach out to them. ~Jennifer James

When you are not jealous, you will not constantly look to discredit other people's CHOICES, saying that you know better, you do better and you are always right. It will reflect in your personal life and you will not have to try build a Facebook persona of "attacking those who are WRONG". Who are you to judge me?

You don't know what goes on in the lives of those nearest to you - that is why so many people areshocked when there is news of a scandal which involves a close friend or relative. "Not him / her! I saw him/her just yesterday..."  or "I can't believe he/she did it". So who are you to know what goes on in MY life if you have never even met me?

If you are going to befriend people on Facebook, accept them without judgment. If you don't agree with what they have to say, SHUT YOUR MOUTH. They get to choose how they live their lives, whether they homeschool their kids, are married or single and what religion they want to be.

It is NOT your business, so don't make it.Use your own page to let out your frustration and bitterness, and let me use mine.

Monday, March 7, 2011

The 3 Categories of Internet Marketing

Thousands of businesses are joining the amazing world of Internet marketing. While it may seem overwhelming for a beginner, Internet marketing can be classified into 3 categories: article marketing, market research and search engines. Before getting involved in article marketing, you should understand the ins and outs of the industry, if you wish to be successful.

Market research is the process of selecting a target market and deciding how much money you are prepared to invest into promoting your products and services to them.

While pay per click advertising on search engines is a popular marketing tool, it can become quite expensive.  It can also become quite time consuming and is best left to professionals.

Article marketing is a simple, yet very effective tool.  You can use the information gained from your market research efforts to give readers exactly what they want. People love information, especially if they don’t have to pay for it. Use that to bring visitors to your site.

How traffic to Your Site Can Increase with Article Marketing

There are tens of thousands of articles on the Internet about SEO and how to increase your page rankings and traffic to your site.

Links are valuable but unless you know what you are doing, are hard to come by. Search engines don’t rate link farms highly.

Link farms are endless links that are great for back linking, but useless to humans who want information. I have actively been actively enhancing my Internet presence since 2008. It can take months for Search Engine Optimization results to be seen.

This makes "selling" SEO to customers hard. They are required to pay us month after month and it can take 6 months or so before they will start to see any tangible results. This is the nature of SEO.

Bringing traffic to a site is not a specific BIG event, but rather a LOT of little things done consistently over time. These small things add up to BIG RESULTS.

Article marketing is one of the most effective tools in our SEO arsenal, but most clients say that they can’t write, or they cannot write well enough. If this is the case, hire an expert (like me) to do it for you.

A good SEO optimized article contains keywords that are naturally written into the content in strategic places. I will then submit the articles for you to article directories and include your details in the resource box. By posting just 1 article consistently, every day, you will see your traffic to your site increase drastically in a few short months.

I am the Naked Copywriter

Yes, I am at it again...

It is after midnight and I can't sleep, so I am sitting here writing.

That is what us writers do when thoughts are milling around in our heads and there is nothing we can do to fall asleep. I have tried to visualize, but that didn't lull me to sleep, so now I am here. This was supposed to be an early night for me...

Why did I build this site and why the strange and somewhat revealing title?

Well, I am a copywriter and when it is hot, I like to get undressed and work with the gentle sea-breeze on my back, as I am doing now. Nothing too revealing and nothing weird or sinister. Just plain and simple. I am a copywriter and my nudity sets me apart from others.

Of course there is also the fact that I am good at what I do, but everyone says that. I bet I am the only good, nude copy writer around!

As for the content of the site, I will be sharing some awesome tips with you to help you get traffic to your site.

Enjoy!