Technical Difficulties

Things have slowed down due to a number of technical difficulties between my email (rachmarie@rachmarie.com), my ISP through the wifi connection here at the house which the landlord provides as part of the rent we pay for the rooms we rent, and my domain name rachmarie.com. It is slow going fixing all of these technical issues because the work arounds I had been using are not working like they used to, and I am the most technologically inept person out there. As Bones might say to Captain Kirk, I am a writer Jim, not a software engineer.

Still there is some positive news. I have learned about a free tool I can use to do screen share videos with PC machines instead of Apple ones, which will be useful indeed. It seems like I may have fixed the issue with my email forwarding over to Google like it used to do, but still have to give it a bit more time to be positive.

What does all this crazy techy stuff mean? It means doing anything like  launches and building an email list is not something I can work on at the moment until I am sure all of these have been ironed out. It would be nice if I had inherited some of my dad’s genes for learning all technical magic by osmosis along with speaking 10 different computer languages like he could, but it is what it is. So it will take me a lot more work and frustration to make it happen, but it will happen again even if I do not have a tech guru at my fingertips.

So for now it is writing PLR and putting up buy buttons. My ultimate goal is to replace the old niftyplr store with some new jazzy domain name and a permanent store, but in the meantime I have set up woocommerce on my  main domain, rachmarie.com. You can check it out anytime for new things. If you have a cool topic you would like to see written about, feel free to contact me on Facebook or Messenger.

A quick recap of what PLR is for those not familiar with it.  Basically, I write the content in digital form such as articles, short and longer reports, and ebooks, just ONCE, then I sell the rights to use said content to multiple customers who then can use it as they need for their business or to sell to their customers for personal use only. This is far more scalable than ghostwriting because I can write it, add the buy button and then move on to write other things. I can postpone writing if I am having health issues instead of worrying about meeting deadlines for clients. And I can use it down the road to build a self sustaining business model via an email list where I sell not only my own products, but for an affiliate commission the products of others.  The time for money is just not a feasible business model for me at this time with so many other issues going on. It is still a great way to make money, and many people can make it their entire business model, so I definitely recommend it.

However with juggling doctor appointments, Physical and Occupational Therapy, and working on regaining my health at least to a certain level it is just not feasible for me to do both ghostwriting for clients and trying to build my own business in PLR. I had to choose.

 

 

What Does Not Kill You

There is a saying that goes “What does not kill you makes you stronger.” There is a fair bit of truth there but on the other hand, sometimes it seems like how much stronger can one person be? One of the things I would love to have a way to order is 6 months of boring living. Just be able to relax and kick back without challenges to fight.

To catch up a bit in the past few months since the last blog post. I had surgery in November on my gallbladder.  December infection at the site plus a new bout of Cellulitis and ulcers on my left leg. Developed tendinitis in my left arm, then in my right arm even worse after trying to shovel the snow for my walk.  Lose my wallet on my birthday and then the next day found out I had to find a new home for my kitties in a month. Things getting more and more hectic in my home environment. No luck finding transport from IL to PA where I had found a home for my kitties.

January came and I had a great time for a weekend and then bam sick in bed for 3 solid weeks. Lose my kitties because I could not find transport. At the end of the month though I met the Rheumatologist finally. Naproxen is good stuff and is helping me a lot with the arthritis so some good news YAY. February came and went with more medical and the news that I need to find a new place to live. So behind on client work and feeling horrible because I just can’t write and can’t research because my brain is just too fried and my body feels like it had died.

March is now here, I am recovering from a bout of pneumonia and got a bit of reprieve on the April 1st deadline, but I do need to move ASAP. My therapist, my doctor and staff at my clinic,  my case manager and her team, my friends, and family all agree that my home situation has a lot to do with my downward spiral in both physical and mental health.  This means I have to move ASAP and the sooner the better. I am in an abusive situation, not physical abuse, but constant emotional abuse. I always try to look at the positive but there is just not much positive in this place. I need peace and quiet and less anxiety so I can write my way out of poverty.

Moving is a lot though. Physically it is a lot of work, and financially it is far more than I can manage out of my month to month income. I can’t drive so it is not just a matter of packing my car and driving to the new place at least once or twice until everything is moved over. I will have to pay for someone to move my stuff. The good news is I mostly have boxes and not a lot of furniture and it will be a local move, so that will cut costs.

So I have filled out a bunch of application with one of the navigators as they are called who works with my case manager and should find out soon the results.  Even if I do not have to leave here on April 1st, I definitely have to leave as soon as I can. Even if it is to a less chaotic room for rent situation it would be better than here. Dealing with tech issues as well which is rather frustrating and one of the reasons its been so long since I posted a blog post. I am setting up a fundraiser too on GoFundMe because the financial needs are way beyond me at this point. I know I will survive this like I have survived so much more, but I will admit I am tired, so very tired.

I am also looking at adding some extremely limited PLR articles on the website, so in prep for that, I added Woocommerce to this site for now, since it may be a while before I set up my PLR store. I lost my domain because I did not have money at the time it came up due which sucks I really liked niftyplr for my store. I will probably figure out a new one at some point but in the mean time I will use what I have. If you have any ideas of an article you would like written, feel free to contact me with your ideas.

Again, what does not kill you makes you stronger, and I am not dead yet lol.

 

 

Back in the Groove

As many of my friends on Facebook know, I have been having serious issues with this site lately. I think I have talked more with Brian my hosting guy in the past few weeks than in a year previous lol. The pressure was on because I am starting a new phase in my business. I will still do some ghostwiting on a very limited basis, but I am now going to grow an email list and start doing product launches.

The best way to scale up from ghostwriting for clients is creating PLR products. PLR stands for Private Label Rights, and basically it means I will create a base product which I sell to a number of customers. It is perfectly usable as is, but smart customers will tweak it a bit to make it fit more with their specific business and customers, and to make it a bit more unique and reflect their own voice. Think of it is having a product that is basically about 80 to 90% finished, and you just need to add some touches to make it yours.

The benefit to customers is it is a LOT cheaper than hiring a ghostwriter to create a product from scratch, yet saves you almost as much time as if you hired one. Also if you feel your writing skills are not strong, or English is not your native language, PLR products can really help.

The benefit to me is I write the product once, and sell it multiple times which means I can scale up and move beyond money for hours. Since I am still healing from my time with the black mold, being able to not have to spend as much time at the computer and trying to meet deadlines for clients is helpful for me, With PLR I can schedule my time even more effectively. It is still a lot of work, especially putting together launches, but it is well worth the change in direction.

First up will be my PLR launch of Ghostwriter Profits, a long report which will cover how even if you are a newbie, you can earn money online in 7 different ways as a ghostwriter or content writer. The upsell to this front end offer, will be a set of PLR that goes broader and discusses a variety of services you can offer clients to make money. I am really excited about this project both in terms of the change in direction, and the content itself.

And though I have spent seven years in the online world, with some serious ups and downs, I know I will make it this time and get back to where I am living comfortablly and able to pay all my bills again. For most of you already know I lost the previous business when I split with my ex Michael (Thorsett) Caricofe, and had to start all over again.

Health because a serious issue for a while due to spending 18 months in an apt with severe black mold. Thanks to friends who helped along the way, I was moved first to Illinois where I stayed with Kim and where my kitties are still being well taken care of, until we can be reunited.  I went straight that night into the ER and stayed in the hospital for a few days on oxygen and IV antibiotics for the cellulitis infection that was not healing in Tennessee.

Then after a couple of weeks in IL, I went to Hamburg, NY where I stayed with a long time friend from my old chat days in Yahoo and her family. I lucked out finding an awesome medical clinic and primary care doctor right off the bat. There was a LONG way to go to healing though.

Then I moved to Buffalo into this room for rent situation, which is only temporary, until I build things up enough to afford my own apt and be able to bring my kitties, and my stuff in storage in Tennessee, up here with me. I am so looking forward to that time. The cellulitis is healed, but still have to watch for new bouts while being treated by a vascular surgeon to see what can be done for my legs. I am in regular counseling with a therapist and she is amazing.

My lungs are better, but not fully healed and my doc may have me do a new sleep study and look at getting a bipap or cpap machine to replace the old bipap machine that was ruined by the mold. Chronic pain is still a serious issue and my doc is referring me to a rheumatologist to deal with the feet, and the arthritis in the ankles, knees, and hips. I am also looking seriously at following the bariatric surgery diet for some time and researching doing the surgery to help get the weight off my joints, feet, and back.

I am so thankful for all the wonderful family and friends and adopted family that have helped me and continue to help me in so many ways. I love you and appreciate you all, more than I could ever say, even if I am a writer lol. Know you all have a very special place in my heart and know if you need me I will be there for you. I am thankful to God and Goddess, for all they have done for me as well as my very weary, I am sure, guardian angel.

Keep a lookout for more information about my upcoming launch and other things I will be doing in my business and life.

Merry Beltaine

You may or may not be familiar with the old celebration of Beltaine (Still practiced by many). If you have heard of May Day or the Maypole, that is but a small remnant of the original. May 1st was a celebration of fertility where the Goddess (played by three women as maiden, mother, and crone would bless the seeds as they were planted in the ground, herds of cattle were led through to represent the fertility of animals.  Then a huge bonfire was lit and people danced and drank around it. After that, they would slip away in pairs and celebrate human fertility under the stars.

It was also about renewal of life just like Samhain was the end of life cycle (November 1).  The veil between the worlds on that day is thin and all kinds of things may happen. November 1 is also known as All Saints Day or All Hallows Day and of course this is where we get the word for Halloween.

So even if you do not celebrate Beltaine, in honor of it, I am running a 3 day special. My prices on several of my packages will be going up along with my ala carte rate for ghostwriting. So now is the time to catch me before the rates go up in 3 days. It seems somehow fitting to renew my prices at a time of renewal of life.

Content you have to have it, to run your business. Not only that, but you need content on a regular basis to make your business grow.

  • You need it for blog posts
  • You need it for product creation
  • You need it for social media sites.

Maybe you are not a writer, maybe you have so much on your plate that you do not have time to write, maybe you just want to outsource it so you can focus on your best talents to make you money, whatever the reason, there is a solution.

Hire me to write your content for you. I am a very experienced writer in a wide variety of types of writing, including product creation, blog posts, PLR, and fiction. I am a native English speaker from the US, and I have a college education which covers a diverse number of subjects. I only take on a few clients per month so I can really focus on providing the best work, while building up my own business.

This means there are limited slots and when they are gone, they are gone.

What are the benefits of hiring me to do your content?

  • Save your valuable time for other parts of your business
  • Know that your work will be done by someone who knows how to write
  • Save your creative energy for other projects
  • Limited clients means I can focus more on YOUR work.

You can find writing samples here

http://rachmarie.com/writing-samples/

Ala Carte Ghostwriting rate   30 dollars a page.

Ala Carte Editing rate  10 dollars a page.

(up to 25 pages after that, it is 40 dollars a page)

 

Cheatsheets Normally 60 dollars, special rate for 3 days 40 dollars (value 90)




5, 500 word articles OR a 5 page report going up to 110 in 3 days, now 97 (value 150 dollars )




10, 500 word articles OR a 10 page report going up to 197 in 3 days now 147 (value 300 dollars )




Ebook

20 to 25 page ebook 200 dollars up front and 200 at time of delivery for a totall of 400 dollars. (Value 600 to 750 dollars).


200 dollars more at delivery


February Special

I need to pay the internet, and a couple other bills and I am kind of short this month so I am offering a very deep discount on my large package if you order BY Monday, February 20th  This is an already discounted package as it is, since normal rate is 5 cents per word.

Content you have to have it, to run your business. Not only that, but you need content on a regular basis to make your business grow.

  • You need it for blog posts
  • You need it for product creation
  • You need it for social media sites.

Maybe you are not a writer, maybe you have so much on your plate that you do not have time to write, maybe you just want to outsource it so you can focus on your best talents to make you money, whatever the reason, there is a solution.

Hire me to write your content for you. I am a very experienced writer in a wide variety of types of writing, including product creation, blog posts, PLR, and fiction. I am a native English speaker from the US, and I have a college education which covers a diverse number of subjects. I only take on a few clients per month so I can really focus on providing the best work, while building up my own business.

This means there are limited slots and when they are gone, they are gone.

What are the benefits of hiring me to do your content?

  • Save your valuable time for other parts of your business
  • Know that your work will be done by someone who knows how to write
  • Save your creative energy for other projects
  • Limited clients means I can focus more on YOUR work.

You can find writing samples here

http://rachmarie.com/writing-samples/

10 500 word articles or up to a 10 page product for 147.00  is my regular large package price.discounted from 250.00.

But if you order TODAY you will not pay 147, you will only pay

100.00

 




 

Then go fill out this form here to let me know what you want me to write on.

https://docs.google.com/a/rachmarie.com/forms/d/1ikKPsM852L7dJ4E9OMd3YOaqLnLBK8Rl4Yx-WlSk54Y/viewform?edit_requested=true#responses

 

PS you can also reach me either on Twitter (@rachmarie65), or on Facebook at

https://www.facebook.com/rachmariesagi

Holiday Gift

It is the season to give. Whether you celebrate Yule, or Hanukkah, or Christmas, this time of year is when people are grateful for family and friends. Grateful for the ability to give gifts to others, and to celebrate the holidays with those that they love.

Most of my family and friends are far away, and I spent the holidays working on my computer, buying a few things, paying a few needed bills, and offering specials which gave me the resources I needed. So though I am at home with my two kitties, instead of with family or friends, I am grateful for what I have.

As many of you know, the end of 2015, and most of 2016 has been an incredibly difficult struggle for me. I ended up breaking up with the man I thought I was going to spend the rest of my life with. I lost a business that he and I (mainly me) worked on and invested a great deal of money into over a 2 year time period.

I ended up almost dying and in the hospital for 13 days. I ended up almost homeless, and had to sell so many things to cut down on storage costs and pay bills. The car had the brakes go out, and even while I still had a driver around, I had to start using what there is here for public transit, which is not much.

I said goodbye to a man who is like a brother to me, as he went back to Oklahoma and I started my new business and rebuilt my life, alone with just my two fur babies in a tiny apartment, with one storage unit instead of two now. I figured out a way to deal with the car, and it will be put on a mechanic’s lean by a friend of my sister in spirit, Cat so she can get it eventually in her name and worked on so she and my Goddess Son Aiben have a working car.

I went through so much, but I learned, and I grew, both professionally and personally. I have worked with an awesome coach Matt Roe for the past few months, and over time, I have thought through everything and revamped business plans to finally figure out what works and what does not for me.

I stepped out of my comfort zone time and time again and in that process, I lost a great deal of weight, improved my health, and found myself again. The person I had lost for a few years there is back and stronger than ever before.

I am grateful.

To show my gratitude I am offering a couple of gifts, no optin needed just click on the links and download them.

First my first ever product my book Out of the Rut. I plan on taking it down off of Amazon, since I have no access to that account set up by my ex, and revamping it a bit and doing a 2nd edition that will be the first book in my non fiction series Mindset Matters.

get-out-of-the-rut-and-into-the-running-2

Second, a PLR report (Private Label Rights) that you can just enjoy for yourself, or if you want, you can modify and use to create your own product to sell. The rights are included in the zip file

walk-the-weight-off-plr-report

Enjoy them and enjoy your holiday, whatever you celebrate with love and gratitude.

Rach

 

Meet Shawn

I have many friends who are #winningwomen. One of these friends is Tiffany Lambert who has been rocking it in the PLR (Private Label Rights) world for several years now. She also writes fiction, and coaches, all while being a single mom raising 3 amazing kids to adulthood.

One of those children is an adult, and the other one is on the brink of becoming one. Meet Shawn, a boy who has been working hard in high school and has a dream. He wants to become a marine biologist and learn more about the wonderful world of creatures that live under our oceans and seas.

We need more young, intelligent people in this field as well. There are so many challenges ahead in making sure our seas stay healthy and in cases where they are not, they find a way to bring back health to them.

This is a subject that is near and dear to my heart, since my late father was a diver, and I remember hearing about his dive trips all over the world, from the Red Sea, to Fiji, to closer at home in the Caribbean. I think my favorite story was him hanging out diving along side a giant sea turtle just enjoying watching him in his natural habitat.

To accomplish this goal, he needs to go away to college and has picked a good program right off the Gulf of Mexico in his home state of Texas. It will be expensive to go there and he wants to help pay his way. So he took a page out of his mother’s book, and wrote some PLR articles in a subject he loves and is passionate about. Like most teen boys he loves gaming.

His mom helped with the setup for the launch, but Shawn did the heavy work of writing the articles and 100% of the profits are going straight to his college fund. The articles are well written, and this is a booming field for everything from articles to books. Gaming is a multi million dollar business. Look at all the hype and money that happened recently with Pokemon Go.

The front end offer is 20 articles that cover reviews on a wide variety of popular games, and he even includes a free article you can download on the sales page. The one time offer is 35 more articles done by his mother, and I am a member of her lifetime membership to her PLR store, and can attest her writing is great, and she always does top notch research.

In fact, when I am thinking about writing a product, I always go check out her store first, because I know if it is a hot topic, she is bound to have some PLR on it.  I hope to see more PLR and other products written by Shawn as he follows his dream of becoming a marine biologist.

If you would like more information just click on the link and it will take you to the sales page.

http://jvz9.com/c/916/245893

1 day ONLY Special

I need to pay the internet, and a couple other bills and I am kind of short this month so I am offering a very deep discount on my large package if you order TODAY. This is an already discounted package as it is, since normal rate is 5 cents per word.

Content you have to have it, to run your business. Not only that, but you need content on a regular basis to make your business grow.

  • You need it for blog posts
  • You need it for product creation
  • You need it for social media sites.

Maybe you are not a writer, maybe you have so much on your plate that you do not have time to write, maybe you just want to outsource it so you can focus on your best talents to make you money, whatever the reason, there is a solution.

Hire me to write your content for you. I am a very experienced writer in a wide variety of types of writing, including product creation, blog posts, PLR, and fiction. I am a native English speaker from the US, and I have a college education which covers a diverse number of subjects. I only take on a few clients per month so I can really focus on providing the best work, while building up my own business.

This means there are limited slots and when they are gone, they are gone.

What are the benefits of hiring me to do your content?

  • Save your valuable time for other parts of your business
  • Know that your work will be done by someone who knows how to write
  • Save your creative energy for other projects
  • Limited clients means I can focus more on YOUR work.

You can find writing samples here

http://rachmarie.com/writing-samples/

10 500 word articles or up to 10 page product for 147.00 (Limit 2 max) (Normally 250.00) is my large package price normally.

But if you order TODAY you will not pay 147, you will only pay

100.00




Birthday Special

Birthday Special <3
In addition to writing, I also do editing services. I am willing to read, and give you a critique of your writing.  I will make a short video, letting you know about spelling and grammar mistakes, ideas that will make your writing flow better, and any other pointers that I think will help polish your prose. This way, you can then either correct the errors yourself, or hire an editor to correct them for you.

Why do a critique instead of going straight for editing?

You can shortcut the editing process a great deal, by doing a critique first. Then you know ahead of time where the problem areas are, and save time and money if you hire an editor. If you do it yourself, you definitely save a lot of time and money over hiring an editor and are more likely to be successful.

A critique goes beyond proofreading, to help you see both the strengths and weaknesses in your writing, so you have a better handle on how to improve.

So if you would like a critique from someone who is both a writer and an editor, and help make your writing shine.  Contact me at rachmarie@rachmarie.com or on FB at  https://www.facebook.com/rachmariesagi

 

Special Rates for my Birthday Are:

$25 For 1000 words.
$50 for 2500 words.
$150 For up to 25 pages
$300 For 100+ pages.

Flat $200 For anything less than 100 but more than 30

 

 

 

 

7 11 Special

November is the 11th month of the year. And with the US holiday of Thanksgiving around the corner, I wanted to show my thanks by offering a special deal to new clients and old ones.

So between now and Thanksgiving I will give a special deal for people who sign up with me up to 7 total. So they will go fast.

My normal rate for a 6 page report or 6 about 500 word articles is 97.00.

But with this special, you will get an extra page for a total of 7 pages for a report or 7 about 500 word articles for only 77.00

Content you have to have it, to run your business. Not only that, but you need content on a regular basis to make your business grow.

  • You need it for blog posts
  • You need it for product creation
  • You need it for social media sites.

Maybe you are not a writer, maybe you have so much on your plate that you do not have time to write, maybe you just want to outsource it so you can focus on your best talents to make you money, whatever the reason, there is a solution.

Hire me to write your content for you. I am a very experienced writer in a wide variety of types of writing, including product creation, blog posts, PLR, and fiction. I am a native English speaker from the US, and I have a college education which covers a diverse number of subjects. I only take on a few clients per month so I can really focus on providing the best work, while building up my own business.

This means there are limited slots and when they are gone, they are gone.

What are the benefits of hiring me to do your content?

  • Save your valuable time for other parts of your business
  • Know that your work will be done by someone who knows how to write
  • Save your creative energy for other projects
  • Limited clients means I can focus more on YOUR work.

You can find writing samples here

http://rachmarie.com/writing-samples/

 

 

This is a very good deal on an already low price.

 

Gobble it up before it is gone with the turkey most Americans will be eating on Thursday. Remember this is a very limited offer for just 3 days and no more than 7 clients total.

So buy now below




Then fill out this form

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