Wiredtree Horror Story – Switched Hosts Due To This!

I usually don’t write posts like this, but I had a pretty bad experience with Wiredtree and it really pissed me off so here I go with my rant! (Don’t worry, no affiliate links for Wiredtree in this one!) I was looking for a VPS, separate from the one I use for my blog, so I can host my tracker on for my affiliate campaigns. After reading a few reviews here and there, getting a few recommendations etc, I decided to go with Wiredtree and their VPS package.

Hmm, 99.9 percent uptime guarantee, nice specs, sure why not! Much better than shared hosting especially when your hosting all of your affiliate campaigns and your main source of income is from them! J Anyways, so I spend a few days setting up campaigns and migrating from my smaller vps to this bigger and faster one with Litespeed, when one day I try to login to my tracker and guess what!? The site was down.

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Make Money With Trailpay!

Trialpay has been making big splashes in the online marketing world, and for good reason too! If you haven’t heard or seen one of their offers, then you are truly missing out. Facebook has been using them for its users to buy “credits” which can be used for Facebook apps and other purchases directly on Facebook. TrialPay was founded by Alex Rampell, a young entrepreneur who got his start at age 15, when he wrote a popular software program that helped AOL users avoid losing their Internet connections. His software was later banned, but got him a lot of publicity, which he used to launch a brand new site, called Trialpay.

How Trialpay Works

It’s quite simple really, they offer alternative payment solutions for your business or website. So in Facebook’s case, they use Trialpay so Facebook users don’t have to pull out their credit card or actually pay Facebook anything for the “credits” they offer. So how can they give them stuff for free? There has to be a catch right? Well the catch is that they make you complete an offer from another advertiser, such as signing up for Netflix or completing a survey, and thus granting you access to Facebook’s credits for free! Other businesses may perhaps offer their product or download for free as well, but the user will have to complete one of Trialpay’s offers to get access to it. Once they do, the business gets paid and Trialpay takes a small commission for doing this.

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The Money Is In The List

Email has taken the world over. Individuals and people are utilizing email on a daily basis and most prefer it over postal mail. This is for a few obvious reasons such as it’s free and you don’t have to pay postage, it’s much more reliable than the post office and there are several services that allow you to send even the largest files much more quickly. Most servers are able to send emails in less than 5 seconds. Because of the flexibility of email, you can see why people are using it on a daily basis whether it is their personal email or work email.

Marketing promotions are utilizing email as well. You can send newsletters, promotions and a variety of other informational products. So, you may be wondering, how exactly you come up with all these names and email addresses. That’s where the opt-in list comes in.

An opt-in list is essentially a list of emails that you can send your marketing materials to. Now, getting a whole bunch of emails is easy, but you also want to be able to target your marketing to the right group. You wouldn’t want to send cosmetic coupons to a bunch of men and you wouldn’t want to send tool coupons to a bunch of women. A good list will also provide you with a profile of the email address owner so that you can easily target your promotions to your target audience.

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Affiliate Partners And Your Product

Many marketers start the product launch process without thinking about the resources they are going to give their launch partners, i.e. the affiliates and JV partners. These people, particularly, the JV partners, are busy people who haven’t got time to sit down and create resources to market your product. They are going to want you to provide this.

If you are smart, you will do this. The easier you can make it for your partners to promote your product, the more chance you have of them promoting it. We have discussed the pre-launch email sequence. This is something you can create and allow the launch partners to send out to their lists. As there may be a high degree of cross over between this list (how many of the same launch offers do you receive?) you may want to make the emails unique.

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Why Affiliate Marketing Can Be Your Most Important Marketing Method

Selling products online, especially digital products, can be a very rewarding and profitable enterprise. There is a saying, When you Work for Dollars You are Always limited by the amount of time you have. You are trading dollars for hours. A much better way is to trade products for dollars – then you expend you time and energy once – and then just keep selling the same product over and over. You work once and then you can be rewarded for years.

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