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PostHeaderIcon Affiliate Marketing Kick Start

Imagine this… You have finally decided that the 9-5 day job isn’t for you.

You’re tired of your work being undervalued and under-appreciated.

You would like to work when you feel you are most productive, not when some boss or manager feels it is so. You are also tired of working hard with no incentive or reward scheme in place.

Affiliate marketing is a great opportunity for those who want to venture out on their own. The minimal risk and zero start up costs make it an attractive option to many.

Affiliate marketing programs are perfect for those people who are motivated and self starters. They are also great for those who want to set their own working hours.

The internet has helped change so many aspects of our lives. We can study and work from home with the help of a computer and high speed internet access.


However, there are unfortunately lots of scammers out there ready to take either your money or your work to use for their benefit. Many of these email scam programs and work at home schemes have little hope of amounting to any kind of living.

Unfortunately, these scammers have made their way into the world of affiliate marketing as well. There are some excellent affiliate marketing programs to get involved with; the trick is how to spot the scammers.

The face and manner of the internet and affiliate marketing is constantly changing. This makes it very difficult to produce a definitive list of do’s and don’ts.

What to look for?

However, there are some signs that one can look for. If your company displays any of these signs it does not mean for sure that they are con artists. However, it should warrant further investigation.

An affiliate marketing program should always provide you with some support. This can include an agent that you can contact with questions or problems.

A legitimate company should want you to do well. The better you do the better they do.

It should at very least contain a toll free phone number, email address and fixed street address.

If your company is an online affiliate marketing program, the lack of an email or web page should definitely raise some red flags.

Other things such as no phone or address do not mean necessarily that they are trying to scam you. However, you need to investigate them with a fine tooth comb.

What to test for?

A good test is to send the company an email with some basic questions. If it takes them weeks to get back to you then you need to give this venture careful consideration.

Again, they may not be out to con you but if they are poor at communication, this could be a sign of other internal problems.

If the company has no website then you should consider something else. Legitimate affiliate marketing programs generally have a detailed website with all the information you need.

One should be suspicious of companies that operate only by email. A website is fairly easy to create so why hasn’t this company invested the time to do so?

Also, a website leaves a bit more of a trail to a company. If they do end ups camming you, the chances of tracing the people via a website are much better then tracing them through masses of email addresses.

Final words…

Many of us would love the opportunity to work for ourselves. We would love to chuck in the day job and start our own businesses.

However, the costs of starting a business combined with the risk involved stop most of us before we even get started.

Affiliate marketing is a great way to make some money by working for yourself. The costs are next to none and the risk minimal.

One needs to use some caution when signing onto a program. Make sure there is adequate support available to you.

Make sure the company is contactable and that they answer queries in a timely fashion.

Be incredibly cautious of companies that have no website. These factors do not always mean that the company is out to scam you; however they should be looked at carefully.

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PostHeaderIcon 25 Back-end marketing strategies

Today I’d like to give you some ideas for back-end marketing..

Below you will find a list of 25 different kinds of special back-end offers you could create to increase your sales after your prospect takes a certain action…

1) You could present a ‘subscriber only’ offer to people after they subscribe to your list.

2) You can advertise an ‘upsell offer’ to your visitors after they buy your product.

3) You should promote a ‘price drop’ sale to your leads every now and then. You can send them a bonus coupon to use on the main site.

4) You could endorse a ‘downsell offer’ to people after they sign up to your list, for those instances when they turn down your primary offer.

5) You might plug a ‘inventory clearance’ sale to your prospect.

6) You can launch a ‘one-time’ offer to your visitors after they sign up to your list or purchase a low-cost report.

7) You could release a ‘limited time offer’ to people on your list every now and then.

8) You can send a ‘price hike warning’ offer to your prospects to convince them to purchase your product or service at a lower price tag

9) You can propose a ‘gift wrapping’ special to your visitors after they purchase your physical product.

10) You might recommend a ‘buy one get one free’ deal to your prospects after they comment on your blog.

11) You can present an ‘add on’ offer to your visitors after they have decided to spend money on your product.

12) You can market a ‘multiple product bundle’ offer to your leads.

13) You could advertise an ‘affiliate product recommendation’ to people after they pick up your product.

14) You might promote a ‘buy through my affiliate link bonus’ bonus deal to your prospects

15) You should plug an ‘affiliate contest’ promotional offer to your leads after they visit your blog.

16) You could launch an ‘upgrade’ offer to people after they acquire your product.

17) You can release a ‘deluxe offer’ to your visitors after they pay for your product.

18) You could propose an ‘early bird’ offer to people when you launch a new product

19) You can introduce an ‘also try deal’ to your visitors after they grab your product.

20) You might market a ‘hard copy’ version upsell offer to your prospects after they purchase your digital product.

21) You should promote a ‘resell rights upgrade’ offer to your leads after they get your personal use product

22) You might plug a ‘private label rights backend’ offer to your prospects after they get your product.

23) You could release a ‘dime sale’ offer to people on your list

24) You might recommend a ‘only (no.) left’ sale to your prospects

..and lastly…

25) You could advertise a ‘7 day trial offer’ to people after they get on your list

That’s it!

You could also use them for front end sales, as well as give you a few ideas for free bonuses that will help influence people to buy instantly.

All the best,

PostHeaderIcon How to Make Money with your Internet Marketing Business

Internet marketing is a business that has a lot of earnings potential. I don’t care what you’re making now, you can always make more.

It’s not too far of a stretch to generate six figures from your internet marketing business. Heck, even seven figures are a real possibility!

Take the right actions and you can achieve it!

Get Serious

So many people get into business with the unrealistic expectation that things will just randomly fall into place.

I’ve got some bad news for those of you who believe that success will just happen; it won’t just happen!

You have to plan for success and then you have to take action to follow through with that plan. There is only one exception to this rule and that is winning the lottery. However, you have better odds at dying broke than you have of winning a six figure lottery.

Why not focus your time and effort on a strategy that has a great chance of working? Set goals and put your focus on a plan that will make money.

Set Annual and Daily Monetary Goals

Do you want to start earning six figures per year? You will need to make no less than $2,000 a week.

If you plan to work 5 days a week, then you will need to earn at least $400 per day. If you miss the mark, then you will have to make up for it the following day. This is what I mean by setting annual and daily monetary goals.

You will need to adjust the amount to be more reasonable while still challenging yourself. Maybe you can start out with a goal of $75 a day for a month and then gradually build it up to $100 a day after a month?

Just remember that any goals you set need to be both achievable and challenging. By slowly working your way up, you can discover new strategies and learn just how easy it truly is to make money once you make an effort.

Put a Price on your Time

Most of us never think to put a price on our time but it’s very important if you are trying to manage your time. For example, if you are earning $100,000 per year and you work 40 hours a week, then your time is worth $50 an hour.

Are you performing work that is worth $50 an hour or are you outside mowing the lawn or performing some other menial work that is not worth your time? The truth is that you will never get your time back. So add a value to your time and be sure that you are doing things that are worth it.

Get More Accomplished in Less Time

Time management and productivity go hand-in-hand. We all have a time when we are most productive so start by discovering what this time is for you. Then during that time frame, do nothing but work. Keep the door shut, turn off your phone, and stay off the internet. Do nothing but work.

Another valuable time saver is to group activities that are similar together. Also, be sure that you identify and eliminate time wasters.

These are things that are an utter waste of your time. One example of a time waster is meeting a client in person when a phone call will work.

Outsource Tasks that are Not Worth your Time

Remember when I told you to put a value on your time? If your time is worth $50 an hour and you are spending 2 hours mowing the lawn, then you are losing money since you could pay another individual $50 to mow it for you.

Anything that can be outsourced should be outsourced. You should be working ON your business, as opposed to IN your business. Once you learn to properly outsource tasks, you will be able to earn even more money.

Avoid Over Analyzing

Two huge factors that stop the momentum of so many online marketers is that they are either allowing analysis to pull them in too many different directions or they get no direction at all from them. The truth is that if you have a dozen different ideas on what to do next then you’re not likely to do anything.

That’s where planning becomes such a big deal. It keeps you focused on what comes next. It also eliminates the fear of taking that next huge step.

Don’t over analyze and worry about trying to get everything perfect. Trust me when I say you won’t. It doesn’t even matter when you get some stuff wrong. So long as you keep moving forward then you will be just fine.

Charge More

The fact is that if you charge more, then you will not need as many sales. Many people are afraid to charge what their product is worth so they under-price it, essentially losing a fortune!

Don’t make this same mistake!

An information product can sell for as much as $20. Sprinkle in a few videos and you can double that.

If you make it a full course then you can earn as much as $97 per sale! In fact, under-pricing will lead to fewer sales than charging what it’s worth.

Experiment with your pricing and you will be amazed at the results you achieve!

Repurpose Content

Have you spent a lot of time putting together an amazing blog? Then consider bundling it together into an eBook. When you interview an expert in your niche, then consider transcribing that interview and use some of the information as articles.

The trick is to get the most out of the content that you already have.

Specialize in a Specific Area

The more specialized you are, the more you can charge for your services. For example, if you are marketing for brick and mortar businesses in general then you’re not going to make as much money as another expert who specializes in helping dentists get new clients.

Look at doctors as another example of how this works. General practitioners do not earn anything close to as much as specialists.

Love your Customers

The absolute easiest business to get is from repeat customers. You just need to be sure that you treat them like royalty by providing excellent services and special promotions.

Treat them like the most important people in the world and they will come to you when they need your services again.


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PostHeaderIcon Advantages of Publishing on Kindle

Amazon is the absolute leader in the eBook revolution so it’s no surprise that Kindle has risen in popularity lately in the online world.

In the light of this, I decided to list five huge advantages of publishing your book to Kindle…

#1 Exposure
Topping the list is exposure. By publishing a book, you are adding credibility of your name: it’s one of the essential steps to personal branding.

Even a book that is priced at $2.99 is going to allow others to see you as a published author.

#2 List Building
It’s extremely easy to place a link to a squeeze page on your website inside of your book.

You can set it up to offer another free eBook to your readers just by allowing them to sign up to an email subscription.

Plus, the added bonus is that most of the prospects that you refer through your eBook are high quality consumers, since they paid money to read your book.

Paying customers are already interested in your niche and by joining your list, they are showing that they like you and what you have to offer.

They are very likely to make additional purchases through your website, allowing you to keep 100% of the sales amount (no sharing with Amazon).

A little known secret that will increase the list building potential even more is the ability to let Amazon give away your book every 5 days out of 90.

Just make sure to enlist the ebook in the KDP Select program’s Free Book Promotion where readers worldwide can get your book free for a limited time.

The rest of the time you’d price the ebook at the lowest amount allowed – $2.99, as this will get more buyers and ultimately more visitors to your squeeze page…

#3 Short Books are Okay
Paperback books are expected to be around 200 pages to be considered “real.”

With Kindle books, the length is no longer the primary concern.

The important part is that the book delivers on its promise, which can be done in as little as 20 pages.

Keeping them short enables you to release more books more frequently, while still delivering high quality books that will sell, and get great reviews.

#4 Kindle Devices are Not Necessary
Readers who purchase your Kindle book can read it on their computer or by downloading the free Kindle app.

So your potential book buyers are virtually anyone who has access to Amazon – how cool is that :)

#5 High Royalties
Remember to price your book between $2.99 and $9.99, since this will get you 70% royalties from sales.

That’s truly a remarkable number when you consider that in the past, authors only received between 10% to 20% royalties from their books.

Plus, you are generating continuous revenue from a book that you only have to work on one time.

PostHeaderIcon Internet Marketing and Monthly To-Do Lists

Do you work as an internet marketer?
– Whether you sell your services to webmasters or if you market a product or service that you personally sell, time management is vital to your success. Interest generated through effective marketing campaigns will translate into income. However, if you have a poor sense of time management, your ability to work will be impacted, as will your income level.

Since time management has such an important role in generating income as an internet marketer, how do you use it to your advantage?
– You do have a number of options, but some work better than others. To get started, try monthly to do lists.

Monthly to-do lists?
– Yes, monthly. Unfortunately, this is a point where many new to internet marketing think that monthly lists put a lot on ones plate. Yes, they do, but it vital to your success as an internet marketer to stay focused and on task. A monthly to-do list can help you do this. Plus, to be a successful internet marketer, especially when marketing your own products and service, it is important to have long-term goals.

So, what makes a monthly to-do list better than a daily or even weekly list?
– It has to do with generating traffic. For example, submitting content to article directories with back links is a great way to generate interest and market a website, but it only works for so long. Article directories keep new articles up higher in their search results. This means you may generate traffic from an article you wrote two days ago, but that traffic will slowly taper off.

In keeping with the above mentioned article directory example, it is important to create a strategy. Since you will see the most traffic generated from content on an article directory in the week following submission, don’t submit 10 articles the first week of the month and stop. Yes, you still do increase traffic, but you need to be strategical about it. Placing articles on directories at various stages throughout the month will result in new, different readers.

When creating a monthly to do list, you have different options. For starters, you can create a handmade chart or list. Another option is to use Microsoft Word or Works or a spreadsheet. Not only is it quicker to compile your information the computer, but it can be saved. With monthly to-do lists, you can use them again. Since you will want to cross each task off as completed, don’t be left having to write another handmade list. Instead, save your monthly to-do list as a spreadsheet on your computer and print a new copy each month.

When creating a spreadsheet with a Microsoft program, use the columns to create four sections. These sections will be week 1, week 2, week 3, and week 4. In the rows underneath, highlight internet marketing tasks to do. For example, week one could include creating a monthly newsletter for customers and submitting 2 articles to article directories. Week two could include emailing your newsletter to customers, submitting 2 more articles to directories, and starting a contest on your website.

In short, it is important to stay focused and on task daily while working as an internet marketer, but it is also important to consider the long-term results. To see the best success as an internet marketer or an online retailer, aim for long-term boosts of traffic, not short ones.

..and Your Daily Quote…

“Obstacles can’t stop you. Problems can’t stop you. Most of all, other people can’t stop you. Only you can stop you.”

– Jeffrey Gitomer


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Affiliate Marketing – A Great Source Of Passive Income

Ever wonder if there’s a way to spend your days talking, writing, and discussing a topic you’re passionate about and make money doing it?

Imagine being able to spend your days talking about your favorite soap opera, car, sport, hobby or interest and actually make passive income. Affiliate marketing may be the answer to your prayers.

What Is Passive Income?

Passive income is income that comes to you passively, without a hard sell. For example, if you knock on someone’s door and say, “Hey, wanna buy…” that’s not passive income.
You’re asking for the sale. However, if you email them an informative article and they click on a link in that article and make a purchase, that’s passive income.

It’s defined as “An income received on a regular basis, with little effort required to maintain it.”

Using the example above, if you email that article to 1000 people, they forward it to friends, family and associates, one article with a few links could generate a lot of passive income.

What is Affiliate Marketing?

Affiliate marketing is an internet business model where entrepreneurs make passive income promoting products.

They earn a commission for each sale they influence. Sales and click throughs are tracked with unique affiliate links.

Generally, affiliate marketers make their money by creating content in the form of:

* Audio
* Video
* Articles
* Reports
* Ebooks
* Autoresponder courses
* Online courses
* Social networking posts
* Blog posts

They include links to relevant affiliate products or services in their content. Readers or visitors click through and make a purchase.

The affiliate marketer gets a commission on that sale. Content is generally considered the single most important tool an affiliate marketer has to make a passive income.

The Ideal Lifestyle?

As an affiliate marketer the goal is to find a topic you’re excited to spend your time writing and talking about. In addition to content, you can also get involved in your community, participate in social networking, blog, guest blog and make sure you’re noticed.

As an affiliate marketer you’ll need a website or blog, passion for your topic, and a means for communicating with your audience. You’ll also want to have a few quality products or services to promote.

Once you’ve set up your affiliate business, it is passive income. Create content, link to your relevant products or services, and make commissions.

Affiliate marketing is a great way to make a living. There’s no other way to live an ideal internet entrepreneur lifestyle.

Take the time to set your business up right and the sky is the limit, all your business building dreams can come true.

PostHeaderIcon Affiliate Marketing Basics – What is it, and how do I start?

Affiliate marketers have been around for quite some time now. The business model continues to adapt and change as the industry and consumers change. However, it doesn’t show any sign of slowing down as a business model. It is still quite a viable and potentially profitable way to make money.

What is Affiliate Marketing?

Affiliate marketing is an internet marketing business model where a person earns a commission based on sales or website visits they have a direct influence on. Different businesses offer different affiliate programs. Some pay a commission for each sale a person sends them while others pay for click throughs to their website. Generally, most pay based on sales.

However, an affiliate marketer isn’t a “salesperson”. Their job is to promote products and/or services, not to sell them.

An affiliate may promote products in a number of different ways. Generally an affiliate marketer will have a website devoted to a niche topic – say, for example, coffee mugs. They’ll write content on coffee mugs, review coffee mugs, review stores that sell coffee mugs and discuss the finer details about coffee mugs.

The content they write or produce will link to websites that sell coffee mugs. The affiliate marketer has presumably signed up for their affiliate program and each time someone reads their content, clicks on the link and buys a coffee mug, the marketer earns a commission.

It’s a great business model because just about every product or service under the big yellow sun has an affiliate program or two available. This means you can earn money writing and talking about a niche you’re passionate about. Do you love Yoga? No problem, there are tons of affiliate products you can promote. Enjoy working on cars? Yup, there are affiliate programs for you too.

So How Do You Get Started as An Affiliate Marketer?

The first decision to make is what niche topic you’re going to focus on. Find a topic you can write or talk about every single day. Find a topic that gets you excited and out of bed and keeps you up late at night.

The second step is to then take your passion and do some research. What affiliate programs fit your niche?

You can search affiliate directories and there are a few good ones to join. You can also search for quality companies that you enjoy and would be delighted to represent and if they don’t have an affiliate program, tell them you’re interested in promoting them and see what happens. Most businesses have a link on their website if they have any type of partner or affiliate program.

Finally, look into how you want to structure your business website. Do you want to host a blog or a content based website? What type of content do you want to provide, audio, video, written? It’s up to you and your strengths and preferences.

Read up on your audience and your industry and start creating content. Social networking (read: FaceBook) is a great way to promote an affiliate business because it enables you to interact with other people who are interested in your topic.

Affiliate marketing is a wonderful business model for both part time and full time entrepreneurs. It gives you the unique opportunity to make money talking about something you enjoy.

Happy selling!