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Online Success Cast #26: Melissa Ingold

onlinesuccesscast-smWelcome to another episode of the Online Business Success Cast.

This week, I have Melissa Ingold with me. We recently co-created which has been rockin'. So, we've been working together more lately. Although I've known her for years, I've gotten to know her even more through our interactions on this new project.

The audio recording of our interview is below. Just look for the “play” button and listen. It’s free!

Also, be sure to check out all of the resources listed below.

If you're not familiar with Melissa yet, here's more about her and why I wanted her on the show.

Melissa<br /> IngoldAbout Melissa Ingold

Melissa Ingold is the Internet Marketing Sweetie.

She’s a savvy marketer who believes in designing a business around who you are as a person, and making a connection with your target market for long-term, repeat buyers.

Melissa has built a successful and profitable business through affiliate marketing, membership sites, and information products simply by being ethical, kind, and treating her prospects and customers like real people.

She believes that there’s no reason to lose your soul in the process of trying to earn a really good living online, and by tuning in to your market, you can create a powerful, long-lasting connection, and sell more products in the process.

Step 1: Check out these Essential Tools for Online Business Success that Melissa Recommends:


All links will open in a new window and not interfere while you're listening to the audio.

This Article Directory – For “first level of awareness”.

This Shopping Cart – You need a way to sell your products, with a built-in affiliate tracking system – also known as a shopping cart or an ecommerce solution. Melissa and I both use branded versions of the same cart.

This Software Program – for creating membership sites.

Hosting – Melissa recommends this web host.

Twitter – Follow us: Nicole Dean on Twitter | Melissa Ingold on Twitter

Step 2: Listen to or Read the Interview.


Be sure to listen to the entire interview.


Transcript is available here: Melissa Ingold Interview.

Step 3: Get a free link on my blog.


Please post your comments below after you listen to the interview. Show Melissa the love so I can continue to get great guests like her.

Plus, of course, you can include your URL and your Twitter ID in the appropriate fields when you comment, as always.

Step 4: Share the Love.


If you liked this interview, don't keep it to yourself. Share the link with some friends. (Pretty please.) 🙂

Step 5: Make Sure you Don't Miss a Thing.


Either sign up for my blog updates over there –>

Or grab my feed on iTunes so you can get lots more free interviews just like this one. (Please leave a glowing review while you're at it.) 🙂


Step 6: Grab Free PLR from Melissa.


Head over here to learn more from her:

Thanks again for being part of my business and my day. I'm looking forward to hearing what you learned and will apply from this interview.


Nicole Dean

PS. Would you Like to Start a Podcast like Mine and Have Cool People Like Melissa Ingold on your Show? If you can make a telephone call, you can have a podcast, too:

Click here -> How to Record a Telephone Interview.

I appreciate shares and I adore comments! Please share your thoughts.

  • Black Seo Guy

    Nicole..what an great will be doing an great job here on your blog..keep it going.

    “Black Seo Guy “Signing Off”

  • Peggy Baron

    I love your story, Melissa, and your words of wisdom.

    “You have to really, really want to make it happen.”

    That is so true! And for all the frustrating days I’ve had in this business, I’ve had twice as many really great days and that’s what keeps me going. Plus, I believe all the thinking, helping, creating, problem-solving, strategizing, etc., keeps my mind young and active. 😀

    Thanks both of you.

  • Rhonda

    Very good interview. I agree that you’ll want to quit really fast if you don’t want to succeed bad enough or don’t want to do some real W-O-R-K.

    • Melissa Ingold

      Exactly! You’ll get no where in this business if you don’t work. You do the work, and you’ll make real progress. 🙂

  • Patti Stafford

    Awesome interview–and just what I needed. Thanks for sharing, Nicole, and thanks for the awesome job you do in this business.


  • Lain Ehmann

    The crying into the pad Thai hit a little too close to home! That’s what I had for dinner last night as I sat at the mall food court bemoaning another not-so-nice email! (maybe we should start calling it pad Cry!?? Haha!)

    Outsourcing, here I come!!

    • Nicole

      lol. Pad Cry!

      Yes, outsource your customer support. Pronto. You have a soft heart and don’t need it hurt by meanies.


    • Melissa Ingold

      Oh no! Yes, outsource your email. I know it’s hard to let it go. But it’s just too stressful and upsetting to be dealing personally with people who are jut plain mean.

      It’s impossible not to get upset and want to lash out when you’re so close to your business, and you know that what they’re saying is wrong. So having a VA handle it all allows you to focus on the good things in your business 😀

  • Emily

    Nicole–great podcast, as always! What marketing strategy do you guys depend on most to promo your PLR sites, free marketing (social media/article marketing), blogging or paid advertising? TIA. 🙂

    • Nicole

      Hi Emily,

      I believe in a varied approach to traffic, but I would say I focus most on SEO and my affiliate program. 🙂

      Hope that helps!

      • Emily

        OK, so two marketing strategies I didn’t mention, LOL! Yes, that helps a lot. Keep that towel glued on! 😉

        • Melissa Ingold

          My affiliate program is the big key to getting traffic and sales. But I’ve also done article marketing, free reports, and setting up “worker bee” sites to funnel plr leads onto lists.

  • Lisa Marie Mary

    Wonderful, ladies! Not only very inspirational, but, very instructive, too. This one I need to listen to at least several more times to completely gel it into my brain!

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