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Sun, 14 Mar 2010 12:58:00 +0000Affiliates: 8 Reasons Why Your Hard Work Isn’t Paying Off: "Gosh darn it’s frustrating isn’t it? You’ve been working soooo hard on your affiliate sites, often staying up till 2am on a work night to try and make your big break into affiliate marketing or push your affiliate business on to new heights. Here’s my top ten reasons why those hours spent"
Thu, 31 Dec 2009 15:11:00 +0000To all writers and non-writers out there, now is the time to start digging up those creative writing skills back.With modern communication technology comes the popularity of information-based marketing, which is one of the oldest and most effective techniques in getting targeted prospects to sites and converting them into buyers. This is why article writing, submissions and publications are also getting popular. There are already many tools that people can use to make the process of distributing their articles more easily. Though this is invaluable in getting the contents more exposure, which is only half of the story.Let us take a look first at the common mistakes that some people make before submitting their contents to article directories:1. Publishing content that does not help your readers.Maybe in the process of writing articles, you are thinking that all that is you wanted is links back to your site. And any visitors it can generate are fine.Guess what? Not all article banks and directories are going to accept your content automatically. Oftentimes, they have some guidelines and specifications on the articles that they are accepting. You can double the number of sites you can submit to by writing articles that the directories want to share with other people. All it takes is one publisher with a hundred thousand readers to increase your potential audience overnight. Write the articles that publishers want in their publications if you want your article marketing to work the most effective way for you. This also means you have to obey the standard guidelines, spell checks, researching on a good topic and even hiring a writer to produce a good content on your behalf.In the end, it is all really a matter of choice on your part. You can start getting a little exposure from increased links back but on a very basic level. Or enjoy massive exposure from a little extra time making quality contents. It will be your choice. You may not be aware of the fact that an article submitted on directories is not meant to have the same level of exposure as highly-targeted content ones geared on a narrow group of people. Learn the difference between these two and it will surely help you know what kinds of articles to write and to submit.2. Confusing the reason to promote the articles with the reason to write them.In article writing, there are three key benefits why you are promoting them; branding, lead generation and promotion, which are all part of your optimization efforts.But there is only one reason why you write an article, and that is to inform your audience. If the article is not focused on this primary and most important purpose, it will fail to achieve the three promotion benefits because no one will be interested in reading them.You need to figure out first how to get people to read what is in your article, then make them click on your resource box. You can achieve this by producing better contents. 3. Failing to maximize the promotional opportunities of article marketing. You may know already that your articles can help you generate additional links back to your site. But do you know that you can get more visitors and better search engine results from that same articles?Mention keywords at strategic places. Just be sure not to overdo them. Some are even using anchor texts which is also an effective method. But it is important to know that majority of the directories are not able to support this. Remember that is not only about the links back to your site. Part of doing well in your article marketing is getting picked up by publishers with a large number of audiences and gaining the ability of leveraging other brands because of the quality of your work. Better search engine results also are great benefits. But these things do not put much money in your pocket. There are other factors that can turn your article marketing efforts into an opportunity that can boost your earnings. Not just increase the number of visitors to your site. Start out with a plan and see to it that your article will serve the[...]
Fri, 06 Nov 2009 18:53:00 +0000Looking through the universe of online affiliate marketing, you’ll notice that most sites fall into two categories. There are sites that simply have a list of links to other sites that sell products. You’ll notice that these sties come up often in web searches on Google or Yahoo, but they don’t seem very useful since all they have is other links and no actual content of their own.
Mon, 26 Oct 2009 14:11:00 +0000Any marketer knows very well that there are dozens of ways to advertise a product, any product. It’s not a big deal to come up with an idea that has a good chance of catching the eye of some surfer and get him to click on your affiliate links.
Wed, 21 Oct 2009 15:57:00 +0000Now you have read the book how about watching the video ?
Sat, 17 Oct 2009 19:44:00 +0000Getting your website noticedNow your website is up and running you need to get noticed, especially by the search engines.First thing you need to do is submit your website to the search engines. There is plenty of software out there to help you but you can do it yourself.Use the search term "add my site to" then the search engine you want to submit to.Make sure you submit to google, yahoo and bing(MSN), and any other search engine you can think of.Next you need to create some backlinks to your site.Use the articles you have already written and submit them to article directories.EzinearticlesArticle content kingQondioThere are plenty more article directories, just do a search.Join the Free Traffic System, I am not going into details as you can watch the videos on their homepage to see exactly how the system can work for you. It puts out about 90 backlinks for every article you submit.Now you need to comment on peoples blogs, do a search for your keyword and use +blogspot or +wordpress you will find a lot of posts you can leave comments on.When posting your comment you should be able to add your website which will create a link from your name on the comment section.Make sure you post valid content on your comments or the blog owner may just delete your comment.Post about 10 comments a day and you will soon build a massive amount of backlinks.If you log on to Glocksoft and download fast directory submitter for free you can get your website submitted to about 150 online directories for free.You can easily search the search engines for more directories to submit your website to.The more backlinks you have the better your search engine ranking.If you have researched your keywords correctly then creating these backlinks will start taking you to the top of the search engines pretty quickly.Most affiliate marketers fall into the trap of so called free traffic or buying traffic packages. They are extremely low quality and you are unlikely to make any sales at all from these methods.I do use some surfer sites when I first build a website. Having a steady supply of traffic seems to help with google PR rating and Alexa traffic ranking. I only use them until my free traffic from the search engines kicks in and I look for about 200 visitors a day, I don't know why it works but it seems to work quite well.hitsboosterpro24sevenhits.comtrafficswarm.comeasyhits4u.comThese 4 traffic site should easily get you 200 visitors a day with very little effort.Please do not get drawn into getting thousands of visitors to your websites and joining loads of websites offering free traffic. Traffic for your website should be based on quality not quantity.Keep posting articles to the article directories and commenting on blogs and you should see your site in the search engines pretty soon.Before I end this post I just wanted to say do not be impatient. You will discover that it can take weeks for your website to be noticed or get listed on websites. This is the worst time because most people automatically start to submit their website again and again, this is bad news as the search engines will end up ignoring you.Submit a different page to the search engines once per week, they may take time but as your backlinks begin to grow so will the speed in which your website is indexed.The website will crawl one of the websites your link is on and the more it does this the faster your site becomes indexed.[...]
Mon, 12 Oct 2009 20:47:00 +0000Building your WebsiteNow you have all your content and built up a web presnce it's time to get thet website built.There are 2 ways to get your website built, the first is building a traditional website. The second is far simpler, wordpress is like an online blog just create posts. Which one you use is up to you.Using the conventional website will take a little time. First you need to find a theme, if you know how to build web pages this will be easy, if your new to website building then you just need to do a web search for "free website templates" there is thousands of sites offering them.Once you have a theme suitable for your product then you need to build your pages. My Free Website Buider is a free download which is simple to use. They have a user manual to help you along as well.A more advanced manual is available at More Niche , this is a free to join affiliate program site specialising in mainly weight loss products and mens enlargement products.They have some fantastic resources and guides to help you build and market your website, even if you don't want to promote their products they are worth joining just for their guides.You should build every page individually and ensure they are all linked. I am not going to go into how to do this as the guides are available and I would just be repeating them.Once you have created each page you must ensure that you put meta tags into your website, these are explained in the manuals so ensure you read them properly.Now your website is built you can add your adverting. This usually means editing the HTML code, it is not as scary as it sounds.First choose where you want the ads inserted, place a string of letters in the area then click on the source tab you should be able to see the string of letters you typed. Highlight this text and paste the HTML code you copied from your advertiser where the text was.Check and double check all your links ensuring they all work and lead to the intended page.A simpler alternative is wordpress, most hosting providers offer the wordpress platform.The only problem is that you must get your domain and hosting before you begin building your wordpress site. If you followed the earlier steps you should have enough info to get your site set up pretty quickly.First do a search for a wordpress template, post your main content and make it sticky. Doing this will ensure that this post is seen whenever someone visits your site.Take a tour of your back office and familiarise yourself with it, it's pretty easy to get the hang of. Add your advertising in the sidebar which is a similar process to blogger.Add as many posts as you want each will appear as a list in the sidebar. You can also choose how many posts are listed per page.Another feature of wordpress is you can create multiple categories, this is useful if you want to expand your advertising to related content.If you were to do book reviews then you could categorise them into horror books, fiction, non fiction etc.Now you need a domain name and hosting. I use the baby croc package from Hostgator . Theis package can host unlimited domains with unlimited bandwidth. It is $10 a month without a tie in you can cancel at any time without penalty. Most companies tie you in for a year's minimum contract.Domain names with the .com are quite difficult to find so it may take a while to find something suitable.Take a bit of time searching for something suitable, don't just settle for something easy.You want your domain name to reflect you websites theme.Thats it your website is online, unfortunately no one can see it yet except you and anyone you have given your website address to. My next post will show you how to build your traffic.[...]
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Sat, 10 Oct 2009 10:49:00 +0000Content Is KingYou should have a viable product by now. Something tangible to build your website around.Before you continue any further ask yourself this question "How much do I know about this product ?" Your website needs plenty of information to entice visitors to read and hopefully click through and buy your affiliate product. You will also need to submit articles to directories as well as coming up with some good text ads to distribute to directories. You will need to ensure you have plenty of variations of both articles and text ads as this gives your site more visibility on the net.The reason for this is if the search engines see the same text over and over all linking back to your website then it will look like your a spammer and you have a chance that they will not bother crawling your site.To get your site to the top of the search engines you need quality content on your website as well as quality backlinks from other sites.The first step is designing the text for your website, this should be designed to create a good experience for the visitor and to make you look an expert in the product your trying to sell.You also need to look at how many pages there are going to be and what is going to be on each page.The easiest way to do this is to do a simple search and look around at websites similar to what you want to achieve. Look at the layout, design and navigation as well as just the text and pictures.Do not copy from other peoples websites, search engines will easily spot this and not bother crawling your site.Use the information you gather to design your website ensuring it is unique content. Do this on paper at the moment to ensure your happy with the design and text.Ensure the keywords you identified are in your text numerous times, just don't overdo it. Make it look natural.Next you need about 20-30 articles each should be about 450+ words long. This may sound a bit daunting but it will really help you build your authority on the product your trying to sell. The more authority you have the more sales your likely to make.To help build your articles there are a few things you can do. First visit article directories and search for articles about your product. Don't copy them but use them as guides to write your articles.There are also millions of blogs out there that you can search to help you gather information, just type your keyword into a search engine and use +blogspot.If you were doing book reviews then your search would look like this "book review+blogspot.It may seem like a lot of work but it will help take your website to the top of the search engines where you will create an endless stream of traffic and sales.The more you put in the more you will get out.Now you need to create some text ads. These are pretty simple to do, just think about the keywords your using and put them into a sentence relating to your website.If you were doing book reviews a few lines you could use are :Best online book review website.For the best reading experience take a look at our book reviews.Totally different descriptions but both have "book reviews" in the text.Again this may seem like a bit of a pain but it will help build your presence online and give the search engines what they need to keep your site ranked highly.This might seem a lot of work when you have not even got a website online yet. The french call it "mis en place" we call it "preperation in advance".By preparing everything in advance we can get our website online and begin building our backlinks and search engine ranking immediately. The other reason to do all this now is as your building your articles, text links and website content you are also learning. This is vital in building your authority about a product or service, the more authority you have the more sales your likely to make. [...]
Wed, 07 Oct 2009 18:56:00 +0000Choosing your Product The first and most important part of starting any business is what are you going to sell ?You may think it is a simple task, your just going to build a website based on a product you are already promoting or one you are thinking of promoting.Stop Just wait a minute and think.Does your proposed product have a lot of competition for the keywords your going to use ?Try searching for them and see how many results are returned.Do you realise if you follow a high competition product you have virtually no chance of getting ranked highly in the search engines. Without a high search engine rank you will find it hard to make any money at all.Now your thinking straight you need to start researching products that have a reasonably high search rate with a relatively low competition.Stay away from MLM, Matrix programs and E-Books. These products will be hard to sell and are not sustainable.To find sustainable products you will need to do a little searching.One idea would be to join Amazon as an associate and promote their products, you could do a book review website if you enjoy reading or a music review site. ( Just some ideas, make sure you research your products against competition) Amazon pays around 5% to affiliates for sales made.CJ.com is a company who is a third party for hundreds of companies. You can search through their directory for products to promote.Another way to find a product is just do a search for a product and then look at the companies websites. You should see a link for affiliate or associate, just click on it and see how much they are paying.Before you jump in and start deciding what product your going to promote you need to research it.You should log on to Google Keyword ToolType in the keywords you were thinking of using. As well as giving you alternative keywords you can use it will also show you Advertiser Competition and search volume, both for local and global searches.This tool will help you decide on products to promote. You are looking for a reasonably low advertiser competition and a good global search volume.When looking at the keywords listed remember you can use more than one of these as your website keywords. So if you find a good set of keywords with low competition but an overall high amount of traffic your website should do well.The keywords you choose should be able to fit into the text on your website numerous times but look natural at the same time. Think about this when choosing keywords.Spend a couple of days identifying products or services to build your website around using these techniques.Better to pick the right product now rather than wasting time on a product that does not gain search engine ranking and make sales.[...]
Sun, 04 Oct 2009 19:51:00 +0000This is not a blog trying to sell you something.
Thu, 01 Oct 2009 15:55:00 +0000Affiliate marketing looks easy to do, but in reality it is a little trickier than people realize. One of the main reasons for failure to make profits in Affiliate marketing is lack of dedication and work. Affiliate marketing is like any other business. It takes hard work and dedication to make a successful business.
Wed, 30 Sep 2009 19:24:00 +0000I recently came across a website with a little button on it saying "my website is worth $xxx, whats yours worth ?"Of course we all want to know what our website is worth. I clicked the link and put in my details and voila my websites value in $$$.I decided to check out other website valuation sites and was surprised by the differences in what they said my sites were worth.Below are the overviews of 2 not so fantastic sites I ran through 3 different website valuation sites.The first is http://www.art-decoantiques.comI bought this website about a month ago but have done little to it at the moment. I registered it as a niche site with little competition, it has a .com domain name which gives it a boost. So far I have installed wordpress on it with a couple of posts, I plugged it into Free Traffic System hoping other posts would appear from there, 2 posts appeared. I have also added links of related products from Amazon.I have done a little backlinking to the website and at the moment have around 250 backlinks although the website has been listed with numerous directories which should show up in a month or two.The site is listed in major search engines for related keywords, Yahoo and MSN favour it and list it highly although Google has been slow on the uptake.So a pretty basic website with a reasonable search engine ranking and reasonable amount of backlinks. So what is it worth ?http://www.websitevaluecalculator.com/ Values it at $78, rather low was hoping for more.http://www.yourwebsitevalue.com/ Values it at $541, a lot better.http://www.websiteoutlook.com/ Value has gone up to $963.60, getting betterhttp://bizinformation.org/ Value is now $32,000 , Sold to the nearest bidder.Site 2 is http://www.affiliategenius.wsThis site is a few months old, I joined http://www.website.wsI joined them due to the earning potential of their affiliate program, the site didn't have much on it for a while until I joined High Profits , these supplied a ready made website which I just plugged in. I added a few pages and a couple of banner ads then uploaded it.Just like my other site it has numerous backlinks and directory listings. Search engine ranking has been harder due to the high competition for affiliate marketing keywords.So for a plug and play website how much can I earn ?In the same order as above...............................Value is $78, rather consistent.Value is now $234, getting higher.Value is now $1,124.20, I love the 20 cents LOL.Value now is now $13,400 , anyone want it ? I'll accept $10,000 for cash.All website valuation sites are not the same.Be careful if you come across one of these sites thats saying your website is worth thousands.Your website is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it.[...]
Tue, 29 Sep 2009 17:19:00 +0000I am always breaking my own rules when it comes to website enhancement and promotion.
Sun, 27 Sep 2009 14:30:00 +0000"When it comes to boosting your CTR, conversion rates and revenue, nothing works better than a little inspiration! I read 3 good articles this week I wanted to share with you that each address different ways of increasing sales. I hope you get some gold nuggets you can use to jumpstart your profits."
Fri, 25 Sep 2009 18:55:00 +0000If you are an affiliate marketer or thinking of becoming an affiliate marketer then the one thing you will need to learn is time management.
Wed, 23 Sep 2009 07:00:00 +0000I hear a lot of affiliates who have been in this business for sometime tell me all reasons, I mean the bs excuses, why they’re not a super affiliate yet:I don’t have a PhD like you Amit!I don’t have the money.I just don’t have any time to work on my business.I have kids!You got in early, it’s too saturated now.I don’t know the right people like you do.Blah, blah, blah!Yon can come up with a million reasons why you’re not a super affiliate yet, even though you been “doing” affiliate marketing for the last 3 years with little to show for it.Let’s be honest, deep down you know all your excuses are complete bullshit!Here are the REAL reasons you’re not a super affiliate yetYou keep focusing on all reason why you can’t do this business. Make your bs excuses the reason WHY you need to succeed at this business. If you don’t have time or money, make that the reason why you NEED to become a super affiliate, and NOT the reason you can’t become one. You’re thinking TOO small. You get an affiliate offer to $50/day profit and move on to something else, when the top affiliates may be making $1500/day profit with the same offer. STOP being happy with table scrapes and start working towards building your affiliate campaigns to 4-figure a day in sales. Your affiliate income will NEVER outgrow the level of your thinking. Kick it up a notch!You’re scared shit of losing money. Get over it. Your investing in your future, NOT “losing money.” How much money did you “lose” going to college? How’s the ROI on that investment working for you?You’re lazy. I had to work my ass off in the beginning to build my momentum and get my business off the ground. If you’re only testing one affiliate offer a month, you’re dead in the water, there’s no way you’re going to build momentum. I’ll talk more about this in the next post…You’re not consistent. If you do this business for 4 months and then take a month or 2 off and then try to get back into it again, you’re again killing your momentum.You don’t want it bad enough. Honestly this is the BIGGEST reason you’re not a super affiliate yet. You need to have a burning desire to succeed to become a super affiliate. You need to have a CRYSTAL CLEAR vision of what you want. Your attitude has to be like Micheal Phelps : eat, sleep, & launch affiliate campaigns. If you’re NOT having trouble sleeping at night because you’re so excited, then you don’t want it bad enough.So if you’re sick and tired of just poking a stick at affiliate marketing then SUCK IT UP and take an honest look at why you’re not a super affiliate yet. "[...]
Mon, 21 Sep 2009 16:05:00 +0000Search engine traffic will bring you some of your most valuable visitors. They have found your website when they were searching for a product or information. This makes them warm, ready to buy visitors who are very likely to not only click through to your sponsor’s sales page but actually buy the product. There are 3 major search engines; number one Google, second Yahoo and third MSN.
Sun, 20 Sep 2009 20:28:00 +0000How to Find Profitable Affiliate Niches – Some Great Tips: "Below are some of the best blog posts I’ve read recently on various aspects of finding and capitalizing on niche affiliate marketing. I truly hope you can discover some gems in here that will help you find that next great niche."
Wed, 16 Sep 2009 21:12:00 +0000If you want an automated online income which will take less than half an hour to set up, has low maintenance time and only costs $10 a month then please read on.Your $10 a month is for hosting and domain name you are not paying for an MLM or matrix.This is a rather long post but if you want your own fully built website advertising high paying affiliate income then bear with it. It will explain how to get the website online as well as how to get alternate streams of income and get ranked in google as well as other search engines. First set up hosting here :www.website.ws The reason I use this company is as well as been a cheap effective hosting company they also offer an affiliate pay plan, this is a 5 level pay plan so you get paid $1 for every person you refer and $1 for every referral 5 levels deep. This can turn into a nice income on it's own but we are going to set up another 2 income streams with this account. Make sure when you choose your website name choose someting short and appropriate like onlineincome.wsOnce hosting is set up join :www.highprofits.comThis company is a third party advertiser for numerous affiliate programs.Familiarize yourself with the layouts and check out the complete website templates, once you find one you like download it to your computer and unzip it(just right click on it and go to extract all)Before uploading to your host you need to optimize your website.Download My Free Website Builder totally free.Once downloaded open it, go to open a new page and look for the file your website pages are in. Look for the file named "index" and click to open that page.In the drop down menu at the top click on "format" then go down and click on "page title and properties"In the box that opens fill in the fields saying title and description.Read the page and give a title and description based on the individual page, give each page a different title and description.Once done click ok and then at the bottom of the page you will see four tabs click on the one saying "source"The test here may look confusing but is pretty simple once you get used to it, if you look you will see your title and description appearing in between some strange text and below this you will see something like this meta name="keywords" content=" " /In between the speech marks after the word content type in some words that apear in the text of the page you are using. Words like "affiliate, marketing, makemoney online" you decide how many you want to put in.Open each page in turn and follow the same rules. None of this appears on your web page this is all HTML which is what search engines will use when they crawl your pages. Known as SEO or search engine optimization.Next you need an ftp, this is just a program which transfers the files from your pc to your host.Download and install Filezilla This is a free program, once installed open it up. You will need the email that website.ws sent you.At the top of the screen you will need to enterftp host = ftp.hosting.wsusername= your usernamepassword= your passwordport= 21Once logged on you should see your website name on the right of the screen and your computer documents on the left. On the left of the screen find the folder your web page files are in once open just drag and drop all the web pages and the images file into your website on the right of the screen. Thats it your website is online, It may take 24-48 hours to appear so just keep checking.Once online it's time to get visitors and advertising on our site.Personally I hate surfer sites and free [...]
Tue, 15 Sep 2009 07:02:00 +0000Affiliates – Tips to Jumpstart Your Conversions and Profits: "When it comes to boosting your CTR, conversion rates and revenue, nothing works better than a little inspiration! I read 3 good articles this week I wanted to share with you that each address different ways of increasing sales. I hope you get some gold nuggets you can use to jumpstart your profits."
Sun, 13 Sep 2009 07:51:00 +0000Are You Hitting Your Affiliate Pain Threshold?: "
I was talking to my personal trainer the other day and we were talking about what it really takes to be super successful as an athlete.
I mean what really separates someone like Kobe Bryant from an average NBA player? Anyone who plays for the NBA is obviously a top top athlete at that level.
My personal trainer, who competed at the national level for the 200m and 400m in track, told me about a concept that his coach taught him called the “pain threshold”.
Every athlete has a pain threshold at which point there body starts to shuts down. They become tired, fatigued, their performance drops. Top athletes are able to continually push their pain threshold higher and higher until fly past everyone else.
Breaking through your pain threshold is 100% mental.
There’s a pain threshold in ppc affiliate marketing as well.
Whether you ever become a super affiliate all depends on whether you can continually break through your pain threshold, pushing it higher and higher.
Every single person that I’ve coached and that has failed, has failed because they couldn’t handle the pain.
They quit after 1,2 or 3 failed campaigns. They hide under their bed and tucked their tail under their tail between their legs like a scared little puppy dog.
Don’t be that scared little puppy dog 6 months from now.
Yeah, you may feel confident right now, you’re excited. But can you handle getting the wind knocked out you a few times?
I went 15 campaigns with NO RESULTS.
What if I had stopped after the first 10 failed ppc campaigns and said : “This business is a scam, ppc affiliate marketing doesn’t work!”
Don’t for a minute think that becoming a super affiliate is going to be an easy ride. There’s time when a lot of doubt will creep into your mind.
There’s times when you’ll feel really frustrated, and even anger.
As long as you get back up every time you get knocked down and learn from you mistakes, you’re breaking through your pain threshold.
Can YOU handle the pain?
Fri, 11 Sep 2009 18:05:00 +0000Future of PPC Affiliate Marketing: "
There’s a lot of people getting slapped right now by Google and they’re flat out scared. They’re wondering if they can keep making money like this, or is the heyday of PPC affiliate marketing over?
Well, I can tell you right now that PPC affiliate marketing is here to stay, however, you’ll need to change and adopt your strategy (and it’s more than just moving over to Yahoo and Bing). The savvy affiliates see what’s happening now as a HUGE opportunity to profit with a lot of the competition out of the way. (I can tell you that I’m VERY excited about it.)
Thu, 10 Sep 2009 19:54:00 +0000Once you have built your brand new website or blog the first thing you want is website traffic. But wait a minute, do you want passing traffic just to see your web counter rise or do you want traffic that will stop, look and buy ?
Wed, 09 Sep 2009 16:16:00 +0000Future of PPC Affiliate Marketing: "Well, I can tell you right now that PPC affiliate marketing is here to stay, however, you’ll need to change and adopt your strategy due to the Google slaps and bans. The savvy affiliates see what’s happening now as a HUGE opportunity to profit with a lot of the competition out of the way."