Shopping Carts are nothing new to the web. Almost everyone with a computer at home has bought something online at some point. Why, then, is it that the most popular shopping cart solutions feel like they are straight out of the ‘90s?
As I have already suggested, being a successful affiliate marketer is synonymous with being a successful business person. And, as with any other business, in order to be a successful affiliate marketer you need to spend some money on your business. Now, I know that you will probably have read or seen many books and special reports that will tell you that you do not need to spend money to be an affiliate marketer. That is absolutely correct. If you just want to be an affiliate marketer, like everyone else, then do not spend any money…
Welcome! You took the first, and most important step into making money online, and additionally changing your life! You took action. Action is one of the most important factors in today’s business world. It doesn’t take a degree, it doesn’t take money, it DOES require a little bit of special knowledge (a lot of which you will discover in the following pages and video’s), but action is the most important thing you can do.
Everyday, you should ask yourself: “What have I done today to make myself, my life, or my financial future better?” The answer to this question is some form of action. There’s a cost to making no decision. There’s a cost for not moving in any direction. Usually people think that no decision is better then making the wrong “choice” but that’s not accurate. I make mistakes everyday. I make bad decisions.
But even with bad decisions, I’m still moving towards my goal. Each day I take steps to move forward. Each day I decide to take action. That’s why I know you have what it takes to succeed. Each day hundreds of people take a look out our website. They make a decision to take action, or they make a decision to make “no decision”.
Most of you probably have never heard of AdsRow, I hadn’t either until I saw one of their ads on Google promoting their PPC advertising platform. I clicked on it and decided to port a few of my campaigns over to see how it would do. In my entire experience online with traffic sources, this one takes the cake for being the worst! I spent around 100 dollars in traffic, until I decided to pull the plug and call it quits with them. Tested 3-4 different campaigns all with similar results, wait, results? I mean NO CONVERSIONS at all. And please do note that I ported my already profitable campaigns with Adwords and MSN over to them, so they are already optimized and I should be able to get at least a few conversions, maybe not even profitable yet since it is a different type of traffic, but honestly I did not get one single one!
Your parents and high school teachers have convinced you to get your college degree. It will make you more marketable to employers once you graduate, or so they said. You’ve heard it one too many times, “No one can survive or compete in this economy without a bachelor’s degree.” Well, what about those long 4 years of being completely broke? Did your mentors mention how terrible that would be? Does it seem like the only employment options you have during your college career are waitressing/bartending at a restaurant? Or maybe working at the nearest fast food hub?
Compromising your weekends and dealing with tons of drunken college students at 3 am may not sound like your cup of tea. There are other options you can pursue to increase your cash flow as a student. These options will likely be more enjoyable, and all idealistic notions aside, will probably make you more marketable to employers in the future!
If done right, this method will get you instant, targeted traffic to your site very fast. We’ll use Google Groups to get the traffic. On Google Groups there is a group about anything so your options are endless. It’s very easy to find a google group for your niche. Just go to http://groups.google.com and search for “iphone”.
After that click on the “Groups matching iphone” link and you will see the exact amount of groups in this niche as well as their activity. You would think that the more members there are the more sales you would make. I have found this to be false. Why? The more members there are, the more activity it will be and your posts will go down faster and people won’t see them.
The result = Less traffic to your website. So what’s the solution? Choose groups with max 500 members. Those work best! Google only allows 15 posts per gmail account a day. This is more than enough because if you post to 15 groups that have around 500 members in them, then that is 7,500 potential targeted visitors.
My Adwords account got suspended today because of my blog. Yep you heard that right. Apparently its a “get rich quick” site. I’m flattered Google, thank you so much! 🙂 Anyways, they didn’t suspend all of my Adwords accounts, and as many of you probably are aware, you are more than able to make another Adwords account with your same information, for some reason, they just feel like suspending your older accounts for no good reason like this one.
Thank You Adwords!
Ridiculous I know, but oh well its not like they are stopping me from creating or using my other Adwords account I just found it quite amusing that my blog was labeled as get rich quick! ( So you know what that means right? If Google thinks people can get rich quick with my blog, you better subscribe and start reading it! 😉
Most affiliates settle with the most popular and most prestigious affiliate networks. Guess why? Well it works and your almost guaranteed to get paid on time and don’t really have to worry about getting scrubbed as they have very good policies in place. But is it the BEST CHOICE? I don’t think so! I’ve been able to get extremely higher payouts on some more private affiliate networks where they only accept pre qualified affiliates and do a lot more screening to get accepted. Sure, it’s a bit more work but well worth it!
Affiliate Networks Exposed!
Now how do I find a network that fits the bill? AffiliatePaying.com was created for that reason! Any affiliate network imaginable should be listed there, and probably is! It’s the best resource for finding about new networks, established networks, which pay and which don’t! Not to mention there are thousands of users and affiliates contributing to the reviews, so get ready for some revealing information if the network is up to no good!
Many people start out in this site flipping business but they do not realize that they are making tons of mistakes along the way that will jeopardize the future of the site flipping business. I want you to use this guide here to make sure you build your foundation to site flipping success correctly.
Overpricing Your Sites
If you just started in site flipping and start to price your sites so that you can make more profits, you are making the biggest mistakes ever. I’ve seen so many new site flippers pricing their sites that looked like a $50 site for $200 to $300. When I first started out, when I started to get serious in this site flipping business, my average sites’ prices are $80 to $100. And i can do several of these a week. I sometimes do 10 of these in a week and it takes no time at all. Remember, i am a college student and do this in my spare time. You want to establish yourself first and then start to improve things along the way. Once you get better in site flipping, you can always increase your prices and add in more features to your sites.
Testing is something that many marketers are happily ignorant about or completely ignore, but is absolutely vital, particularly in a product launch.
If you do not test your end to end sales process you are potentially setting yourself up for a major disaster on your launch date.
The idea behind testing is to ensure that everything is working perfectly including:
One time offers, upsells etc
And so on.
You want to test every possible permutation of the sales process so that you are totally sure it works.
What you need to do is get someone who isn’t a technical expert to test it for you. The reason being that you are familiar with the entire process and so will find it easy to navigate around it. If you get someone who isn’t familiar with it then they may well find problems that you skipped over because you know the system.
A product launch is something that every Internet Marketer who creates a product will experience. The difference between one that makes a small fortune and one which ends in a damp squib is how they are approached. You can’t just launch a product and hope that people hear about it and come to you. You have to actively work to make the product launch a success which means setting up web pages, contacting potential partners and making sure the launch will go ahead without any problems.
The product launch is a carefully planned process and you need to follow a plan in order to ensure when the launch date comes, everything is ready and the whole launch runs smoothly. One marketer launched a product he had taken six months to create and made nothing in the first three months because he didn’t follow the product launch process.
As an internet marketers, I’m sure you all know that I have a LinkedIn account and use it to connect with future business partners and other business owners. Well, I personally love using LinkedIn because you can get reviews and recoomendations to use for yourself from other credible members, and also serves as a social network for business people unlike the thing we call “Facebook” ha!
Well anyways, LinkedIn launched their brand new Companies profile pages, which is still in beta and I just got an email about it today stating this below:
“What’s new: Company Pages now allow you to showcase recommendations from your customers and helps build your brand virally and credibly on LinkedIn. Each time a LinkedIn member endorses your products or services, their recommendation becomes visible to all of their connections and could spread virally. When you promote and curate these recommendations, you have some of the most credible, authentic endorsements of your products on your Company Page’s Products (or Services) Tab.
Build VedoMedia LLC’s showcase of Products (or Services) recommendations. And have each of your satisfied customers bring you more customers. Update your Company Page now.”