Saturday, 31 May 2008

Free Advertising: Archive

Here is a list of all the free advertising blog posts and articles that I have written on this subject, archived for your reference.

When it comes to using free web pages as online promotional tools, then Squidoo and Hubpages are the ones to use....
Read More: Free Web Pages With Hub Pages And Squidoo Combined

When it comes the time of getting the word out of your online business, there are free ways to do it...
Read More:Free Advertising Of Your Online Business

Friday, 30 May 2008

Affiliate Essential Tools: Archive

Since I've been writing this blog, I have learnt along along the way, as you do and here are some of the essential tools that you need to be a successful affiliate marketer online and of course there is a mix of free and tools you can purchase that you may need for your online marketing and business ventures.

Professional looking links have really good click through rates on your blogs and sites and plus they hide your affiliate id's or links altogether...
Read More: Url Link Cloakers

Another link cloaking tool that is absolutely free...Read More: Link Protecting Cloaker

A guest article post on the usefulness of an autoresponder... Read More: An Essential Marketing Tool - The Autoresponder

Thursday, 29 May 2008

Paypal Affiliate Programs

Using Paypal as a payment processor is one of the best decisions you will make, as not only can you pay people instantly with Paypal you can also get paid instantly too, so therefore it makes sense to join related affiliate programs that do have Paypal as a payment option to recieve your affiliate commissions.

Paypal is owned by Ebay and there lies a certain credible notion of this fact, you can create payment buttons and easily integrate your website to include this payment processor within your product offers.

But effective use of Paypal is reserved for the affiliates as there is no waiting time for an affiliate cheque to arrive and then clear from your bank, this cuts time by over half and is more efficient for the internet and affiliate marketer to just concentrate on marketing and creating products.

Wednesday, 28 May 2008

5 Tips for Professional Networking Through LinkedIn

Online marketing is largely dependent on social networking these days and there is no hotter place to be meeting professional contacts than LinkedIn. If you are operating an online business, then you absolutely must join LinkedIn and start building your network. Below are five tips for getting the most out of the site and reaching a large amount of valuable contacts.

1. Complete Your Profile – Don't start a LinkedIn account, send a few invites to friends, and then expect the contacts to come flooding in. Your LinkedIn profile is an advertisement for you and your company, so complete your profile.

2. Import Your Email Contacts – The quickest way to start building your network is by inviting the people you already know to join you on LinkedIn. Some may already have LinkedIn accounts and can quickly add you to their friends list.

3. Use Keywords – Just as you would complete a resume that will be indexed online, you should use appropriate keywords when filling in a profile so people can easily find you through a LinkedIn search. These keywords should relate to your industry and professional skills, naturally.

4. Take Advantage of the "Six Degrees of Separation" – Rather than seeking out certain people with a broad site search, find contacts through your current contact list. After all, those people are more likely to know people you would like to know. Also, it is a much easier icebreaker to approach someone as a "colleague of so-and-so."

5. Ask Contacts for Recommendations – One of the best ways to demonstrate your status and business savvy on LinkedIn is by boasting a number of recommendations from colleagues. These recommendations won't come rolling in on their own, however. Ask those closest to you for recommendations and be sure to return the favor.

While LinkedIn is attracting more people than ever, most users aren't harnessing the site's true potential. It is a great way to find desirable jobs and useful business contacts. Set aside a few minutes a day to network online through LinkedIn and your business should benefit from your newfound connections.

About The Author:

This article is contributed by Heather Johnson, who regularly writes on the topic of small business finance. She invites your questions and writing job opportunities at her personal email address:

Tuesday, 27 May 2008

What's your excuse for not getting any work done?

There are lots of reasons why you may not get anything done in your online business, but are they valid reasons?

Distractions happen to us all, but what if these distractions are what you can avoid, such things as:

Watching your favourite tv program - record it!

Debating in your favourite forum - Do your work first!

Checking your email - Apply spam filters and check it last!

Daily things get in the way of everything you try to do online, but it's up to the strong willed to prevent this from happening, making lists and priorities help to focus your time on things that are important.

Everything has a solution to rid the distraction, so plan ahead on all the things that need doing and make time to get them done, unimportant tasks like checking your email can be done when all the essential stuff has been taken care of.

Plan your week into maybe each day of the week you concentrate on 2 or 3 tasks that you must prioritize to get done, so for instance you do all of your main marketing activities on the Monday, content writing on the Tuesday, customer service on the wednesday and so on, by organizing your week you enter into a routine of activities just like a regular business.

A useful blog post I found on one of my favourite blogs I read frequently, which decrsibes the 3 steps to easily outline your ebook idea and follow through with it for your niche.

Monday, 26 May 2008

Affiliate Marketing: Archive

Here are all of the affiliate marketing blog posts archived for your reference (and mine too!)

I hope you enjoy all of the information that is here, as new posts will be placed here in the future.

Revealed here are five simple steps in your Clickbank affiliate campaigns, always remember these.
Read More: Top Clickbank Strategies

Affiliate marketing is all about knowing what to promote, when to promote it, and more importantly how to promote....
Read More: Secrets Of Affiliate Marketing

Ever wondered what the top clickbank affiliates do to earn massive amounts of income online through the clickbank marketplace....
Read More: Clickbank Millionaires And Their Secrets Of Success

Sunday, 25 May 2008

Online Business Building: Archives

Online business archived posts, How to build an online business, what step to take, tips and tricks for the amateur marketers.

What's the best way to build your own online business quick?

When thinking of this question, it's best in thinking in terms of marketing other peoples products online rather than at first trying to come up with your own products straight away....Read More: Online Business To Affiliate Marketing

Why you should be thinking about building a membership site and building up a niche network as your targeted visitors will be more responsive to your relevant content...
Read More: Building A Membership Site

Building an online business with a blog is as easy as one without, blogs provide you with the opportunity of keeping readers updated...Read More: Online Business Blogging

What is joint venturing and ho can it help to build your online business with leverage...
Read More: Joint Ventures In Online Business

Writing articles and building up notes for potential articles takes a little planning...
Read More: Drafting Your Articles Content

A collection of very useful tips that were taken from A top internet marketers email series, I carry all of these tips around in a seperate notepad for reference all the time I need to, as they really are that good and simple to do with your online marketing.... Read On: Top Marketing Tips

Ad Revenue: Archives

All of the blog posts filed under ad revenue, things like adsense, adbrite, text link ads and even affiliate text link ads and banners, find all here.

Discover how to build long-lasting, profitable websites and make money with adsense and affiliate programs...
Find Out More: Adsense Affiliate Guide

A post awhile back about the Youtube video adsense units...Read More: Adsense Video Units

SEO Optimization: Archives

The value of seo and optimizing your pages, all related posts are archived here, maybe find something useful that you have not thought of before.

Building Content and why you should focus your efforts on your websites content...
Read More: Content Building For Your Sites

Networking in forums and discussions to build your seo and backlinks to your online business, heres one of them forums... Read More: Forum Earnings

Link Strategies: Archives

All of the blog posts filed under here are the link strategies that you can use to build your blogs, websites and backlinks to your online business.

Find out why lots of relevant linking to and from inbound and outbound links, one way linking and other types of links help your sites visibility in the search engines...
Read More: The Relevance Of Links

Catapult your website to the top of search engine listings through Google-tested on-site optimization. Learn More!

Affiliate Programs: Archive

I have put together an archive page that includes all of the affiliate programs I have detailed on my blog over the past 18 months or so since I started this blog, over time I will be reviewing other niche affiliate programs that are a break from the usual how to earn online type of affiliate programs.

An affiliate program with 7 dollar priced products, this has a quality conversion rate as 7 dollars means missing out on a pizza for two....
Read More: Earn More With The 7 Dollar Mall

5 Top Clickbank Strategies That Work

Clickbank a network for affiliates to promote digital products and services online, the secret though is in the implementation of a Clickbank strategy.

The top methods to look out for:

1. See and take note of the sales info in the marketplace, as this may give a slight indication of the popularity of the product, so take note for each product.

2. Study a potential product of all the benefits this product will have for the customers and relay these in detail to your potential customers, specific benefits that are emotional or create a link or even identify personally to the customer will be of help to both parties, you and the customer.

3. Only promote one or two products at a time, this prevents you getting too bogged down with promoting too many things at once.
One to two products gives you the concentration to focus on these and promote them well all over the internet and then count the Clickbank profits.

4. Keyword targeted links on your blog or websites, they add additional value for the search engines, make your valuable content stand out from the rest, and add high value links from other sources, but always make the links open in a new window, so your visitors stay on your page, at least for a little bit longer until you have referred them to a relevant clickbank product anyway.

5. Create a free report all about Clickbank or the product you want to promote, this helps to add an overview and good value to your report, add affiliate links if you wish, or other relevant links to make your report feel credible and for readers to follow.

Following these basic strategies you will do well with clickbank, and remember that the more diverse methods you use, you will gain more profit and expertise to do the same over and over again for any affiliate campaign you choose.

Sustainable Income From The Infinite Profits Ebook - Learn how Matthew Glanfield does it with his own online businesses, Don't know who Matthew Glanfield is, Google him!

Clickbank is one of the top digital affiliate marketplaces online and when you learn how to use some of the traffic secrets for your clickbank marketing

Further Reading: 3 top strategies For Using Clickbank

Saturday, 24 May 2008

Growing a network with membership sites

I have skimmed over this topic in the past and I thought it is very relevant to todays trends in online marketing, as lots of people online want a way of providing information as a means to start their own membership site, this could be a paid membership site or a free site that users could click ads and other adsense type methods, a popular site like myspace uses this method together with other ads that are targeted towards the users interests and blog or profile page themes, this builds up a high revenue for Myspace.

Perhaps the best and most recent site I have come across that will help you build your own membership site is the membership millionaire it provides solid and quality information on how to start your own membership site, from two main players who are actually doing this but they are professionals an know the value of creating lots of membership sites to build up networks of them to varying audiences.

Membership sites come in many forms, some direct businesses, others indirect, let me explain this a little, you see direct online memberships are the ones where you arrive on a landing page and it look like a sales page or it is selling multiple products, that is direct selling and there is nothing wrong with that, but indirect selling is where you put the focus on the content first (which is what you should be doing in any online venture anyway!) and people want to find out more or you pique there curiosity and they would pay for further information, so you are not in their face with selling to them first but you introduce it later on.

Figuring out what will sell and be in demand information is your first problem to overcome, but at the site membership millionaire explains all about it in the free reports you can download, or the audio formatted audios are good to listen to.

This free to sign up to site is like a course on building yor very own membership site, so take in all of the resources and really focus your online efforts and make a site that others can easily access, plus there are other jv partners you can sign up to and promote their related sites to for some generous commissions.

Marketing Your Website Using Dynamic Video Presentations

In today's high-tech world there are more options than ever when it comes to marketing your website. Two of the most powerful innovations used for smart site marketing these days are video and blogging. It's easy to see why, as sites like YouTube and Blogger are some of the most popular on the Web today.

Let's first explore how you can use video to promote your site.

YouTube is a site where anyone and everyone can be a star. Millions of people log on to YouTube to watch videos submitted by other users. You can create and submit your very own promotional video to this site which can offer a great deal of exposure depending on how popular the video is. Not only do people watch videos on YouTube, but YouTube videos are frequently circulated around the Internet via email and featured on other sites and blogs.

The thing with blogs, these are another great way to promote your site. Some of the most popular blogs out there have millions of visitors daily. At sites like Blogger, it is fast and free to create your very own blog complete with RSS feed. An RSS feed is a method of syndicating your content so that other sites can feature it and readers can subscribe to it. When you update your content, it automatically updates for subscribers thanks to the RSS technology. Many people call RSS "Really Simple Syndication," and that's exactly what it is!

Feel free to reproduce this article to
your own website/ ezine list.


Affiliate Video Brander - An Affiliates Marketing Tool

Secrets of the clickbank millionaires

Clickbank is one of the best affiliate networks to be a part of, but there are only a select few who are making a considerable amount from marketing other peoples digital products and services as a clickbank affiliate.

And it's these people you really can learn a lot from, and I'm not talking about the gurus who sell you this and that to make them money, I'm talking about simple affordable straight forward information on how to be a successful clickbank affiliate yourself.

The secrets of clickbank millionaires

This report is only $7, So before you buy a small meal for two, consider buying this instead.

Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Creating PDF Ebooks easily with the right tools

Have you got good content written in a word application and not getting the required use of it?

Well you might want to consider rewriting it and publishing it in PDF format or ebook format so that people could download it or you can charge for it to be downloaded, a new product or report that will contain valuable niche content or resources.

Other tools or software that could be used are adobe acrobat, but this in itself is a bit costly to someone just starting out, so look for the alternatives, look for something that you could use that is affordable for your budget.

But also something that is a right fit for your online business niche.

Online publishing could be just as simple as creating a one page article that people will find useful, but a pdf report is much more as it can provide something that could be viewed by whoever downloads it, in their own time when convenient for them to do so.

Sunday, 11 May 2008

Site Profitability Tips

10 Superb Methods To Keep Your Profits Rolling Online

Trying to earn online could be one of the best methods you could do to earn profits online, and it's one that could be potentially the most profitable!

So here are some of the best tips provided for your reading pleasure in the online earning niche.

1.Give people a free online utility. When you offer
a utility that can solve a person's problem, people
will definitely visit your web site, this could
be a discussion forum or email follow ups.

2.Offer a free affiliate/reseller program. When you
offer people a free opportunity to make money they
will line up to visit your web site.

3.Supply news stories related to your site. People
want current news on the topics they are interested
in. You could also include new "how to" articles.

4.Offer your visitors a free community. People like
to have a place were they can have discussions with
others on a particular subject to share ideas with.

5.Make people feel safe when they order. Explain
to them you won't sell their e-mail address and all
their personal information will be kept confidential.

6.Offer free samples or trials of your product. This
will let people experience your product and attract
people to your web site.

7.Make your ad copy attractive. Your ad should
list benefits before the features. Include guarantees
and testimonials in your ad to prove your products strengths.

8.Remind people to come back and visit your site.
They usually don't purchase the first time. The more
times they visit, the greater the chance they'll buy.

9.Let people know anything about your business
history. They'll feel more comfortable if they know
who they are buying from.

10Give people as many ordering options. Accept
credit cards, checks, money orders, and other forms
of electronic payments.

Earning Online Profit Boosting Strategies


1. Gain an advantage over your competition. You
should find one benefit your competition doesn't
offer and use it as your main selling point, unique selling point(USP).

2. Design your e-zine so it creates multiple free
advertising streams. Ask readers to forward it to
people they know, offer ad trades, Joint ad ventures etc.

3. Allow your visitors to subscribe to an update
e-zine. Anytime you make changes to your web
site they can receive an informative e-mail,
you may do this with or without RSS feeds.

4. Focus your articles on information that targeted
readers and e-zine publishers want. They will get
published more often, which means free publicity
for you and your websites.

5. Use problems to attract online traffic. Find a
common online problem and use your web site
to solve it. People will visit and see your ads
then find your content beneficial.

6. Have an informative FAQ page at your web site.
Anticipate questions your prospects or visitors
may have; this will help improve your sales conversions.

7. Improve your negotiation skills. This'll improve
your business because you're always negotiating ad
swaps, supply prices, joint ventures, wages, etc.

8. Beat your competition by giving away a similar
product or service that they charge for. It could
be add on products, warranties, servicing, etc.

9. Build a larger online community by giving your
visitors bonuses for participating on your message
boards or chat rooms. Try free products, ads, or any incentives etc.

10. Instead of starting an affiliate program, start
a referral program. Give people discounts and free
products for referring people to your site, the efforts will astound you.

Friday, 9 May 2008

What is product splintering?

Well product splintering is when you have one product and you then come up with other products that are similar to the first, but are sort of like variations on the original product.

By splintering your first product idea, you gain an advantage over others who do not do the same, take a look at the big supermarkets who employ the product splinter strategy, they have one product and then they produce several variations on the original brand product, thus creating lots of profit potential

Internet marketers do alot of sub niche marketing which diverts customers into seperate paths to take giving potential buyers good purchasing choices to make up their own minds, your products could be priced differently too and contain different angles of the same niche, meaning multiple questions get answered in each information product but obviously all very valuable to the buyer.

I first realised the power of product splintering when I realised that supermarkets were using the strategy and made it obvious, especially as they tried to mimic the top brands packaging in some way, and plus the supermarkets own brands would be competitively cheaper to compete with the top product for that consumer category.

Whenever you are in your local supermarket, really take a look what's on the shelf and see how you can apply simple marketing strategies to your online efforts based on the simple marketing gimmicks that we pass by everyday.

Thursday, 8 May 2008

Information products Ideas

When it comes to information product ideas, you can generally get an idea for a product from whatever you are interested in, but what is the demand for that product?

Is it a viable one?

It's time to do some thinking in terms of what problems you want to solve.

People searching the internet want answers to some of the most important questions on any topic, and it's detailed answers and content that make up your info product, whether it's an ebook or report.

Whenever I am totally stuck for ideas I go to this blog for more information from an expert in this area, because after all it's people in the know that you should turn to for help.

Info Product Marketing

Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Relevant linking Each Day Or As Much As You Can

When you have or are involved in a specific area of interest, you begin to find other sites that are on the same wave length and mission, often they go off on a tangent,but essentially they are your allies, by adding relevant links to your website or blog, you are strengthening your position in the search engines eyes.

And when I say search engines I don't just mean Google, of course taking into account Yahoo and Msn as the main ones, but just think of all the other search engines that could be linking to your sites, these all play a part in your link strategy

I would do this often and as much as you can, I look for the top position sites to add to my websites linking structure, and ones that have the same or similar keywords to my sites.

Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Creating groups anywhere for more exposure for your websites

There are places online that could help you in your promotions, communities are the common social media to build on small successes you may have, subject areas for any groups, you can build a group on any topic.

Whatever you have signed up for like Myspace, Yuwie, Squidoo there are numerous places to build your own groups on any topic and these groups are to gather together some unique individuals to communicate your ideas and concepts for your niche.

Squidoo has a good quality groups tool, where you can add some great modules to your group.
Affiliate Niche Market - Is my group about affiliate marketing, were other lensmasters can add their lenses to and participate within the group, add discussions and be part of a resource building process.

Of course it's up to you what group from any website will benefit you more, Yahoo has a good group and Google groups too, just see what works best!!

Monday, 5 May 2008

An Affiliate Marketing Decision

Once upon a time I came across the first ever mentioning of an affiliate program, and I suddenly thought to myself what a great way of earning some extra cash!

I was obsessed by that point, trying to learn all I could about how to go about doing this income building strategy, it quickly dawned on me that unless you gain an understanding of the basic technical side that you will have to figure out to make any money online, maybe you already know someone who is a tech whiz who can handle all of this stuff for you, but the majority of us have to learn to do this stuff ourselves.

Basic html and link building strategies alongside ftp and web host maintenance are some of the crucial things you will have to find out, because when it comes to the crunch and you need stuff uploading or fixing you need to roll back your sleeves and get to work, after all it's your business, so just do it!

There are perhaps aspects of affiliate management too that will help you organise your time online, I myself use note books filled with campaigns that are currently running, with all the links and tracking information that I need to add, then I am all set to follow my marketing campaigns and I know what link has been placed where, and together with Google Analytics I will be able to track deep into my campaigns and where stuff is happening.

Make a Fortune Promoting Other People's Stuff Online is an affiliate strategy and affiliate marketing way of leveraging the effort of others, so it is important to analyze others products to really study the benefits and potential earning power from the demand of the affiliate product.

I myself struggled with the technical side until one day I found out that the internet was just one big library of unique information, something I thought never existed before when I heard about the internet.

The affiliate decision is to work out if you want to try and do everything yourself or to get someone else in who can do this technical wizardry for you, either way, always remember it's well worth learning some tech stuff in your own time.

Sunday, 4 May 2008

Concentrate On Your Content

Content is supposed to be king and quite rightly so, try and build relevant content around a topic you love, a topic you are passionate about, by concentrating on your content you are eliminating the fact of getting someone else to do the work for you.

I myself would like to write alot about all of my chosen subjects in my planned blogs, but sometimes you need some input from others to set you on the right path, different views are essential to provide you with valued feedback and a community base.

By all means do most of the research yourself, but take on board the opinions of your readers or website followers as these are the people that matter to you in your online ventures.

Effort is measured in how well you write your information, think about this for awhile, time is needed for effort to emerge, so set aside some time to think, quiet time to concentrate to write your thoughts and build up some valuable content.

Saturday, 3 May 2008

Quick Note Building Sessions For Online Articles

There are ways to build up lots of notes that you wouldn't really do if you just sat down to write, because you may get writers block and not write anything, the top ways of building up notes for articles online.

First try and think of what you want to write and just write the titles of your posts, if you are knowledgeable in the area that you want to write about then the blanks will be filled, sometimes an idea is all you need, try and think about this, maybe take a notebook out with you or a digital recorder so that you can record notes or ideas.

Another way is brainstorming words or associated phrases that mean something to the topic you intend to write about, I usually plan well ahead for my blog posts, I always think of the titles and then the titles give me ideas just to get on with writing the actual article content.

Article writing is not for everyone, as some struggle with the concept of creating written work, they think what's the point? but it is important as every website must have content and information for people to read.

There are certain ways to write content and this could be on an emotional level, to reach out to people in a special way by delivering usable content.

There are ways of writing hypnotic content