Archive for the ‘Affiliate Marketing’ Category

A Cool Trick To Affiliate Marketing Review With Videos

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

I learned this at a forum some time back. And I have to say that it works really great. When promoting affiliate programs, I find that I get more sales per 100 visitors than any other techniques.

It works by creating a video review for an affiliate product, primarily with ebooks on ClickBank. But it does not mean that you have to stop there. You can use this technique with any product that you are promoting as an affiliate.

But I have to tell you that this will require some money to get started.
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11 Powerful Free Link Building Tactics

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

I am building some new sites and generating traffic with SEO. This is kinda my little experiment. My aim is to build a website with $200 budget, outsource all that I can and make it profitable in 90 days. I have two websites up and running right now. I just completed them. Just got started with some SEO.

You know that when it comes to SEO, there’s only three important steps – One, keyword research. Two, website optimization. Three, link building. I am at number three right now. And I discovered 11 different ways to get powerful links coming back to your website — for free.

Article Marketing

I am sure you know this one, right. You write articles and distribute them to article directories. There are hundreds (maybe thousands) of article directories on the Internet. You can submit to them all or at least submit to EzineArticles.com, GoArticles.com and ArticleBase.com.

Link Directories

Well, there are more link directories out there than there are article directories. Getting your website on these article directories sure is an easy way to build backlinks. Some of these directories have high Pagerank, which will help in search engine spider crawls and indexing. Simple searching for “link directories” will give you a lot of options. You may need to prepare some basic info about your site because you are going to need them a lot when you start to submit your website to these directories.

Social Bookmarking

Social bookmarking sites allow you to share and recommend your favorite sites with others. Who said that the sites has to be other people’s site? You can bookmark your own sites. You can also expect some viral traffic if your site contains really great content that others would appreciate. And because of that, those really good content you have on your blog, make sure you bookmark specifically those pages, not just the main page website. Some social bookmarking sites are like Digg, StumbleUpon, Reddit, BlinkList, Furl. You can use SocialMarker.com to help you bookmark your website to more social bookmarking sites faster.

Blog Comments

Yep, you can simply go to other people’s blog and leave your comments there. There are many high PR blogs and does not use the nofollow tag. And even if they use nofollow, remember, MSN and Yahoo don’t care about those… You can still rank well and get traffic from Yahoo and MSN even the blog uses nofollow. When I started Googling around, I found some directories that list out blogs and does not use the nofollow tag. That’s a good place to start looking for blogs to comment to. And make sure you make insightful comments and not to just blantantly promote your site.

Submitting Videos

This is simple. Create and upload videos. One video can be submitted to many, many video sites. You know, YouTube, Metacafe, Viddler, etc… And don’t tell me that videos are hard to create. Just use the free photos from SXC.hu, your website screen shot and the free video editing software in your computer – Movie Maker or iMovie. If you have Camtasia, you can use that too. And your video doesn’t have to be long. 1-2 minute is good enough. And the best part, you can link back to your website.

Now, on with some more interesting tactics…

Profile Pages

Not many really know about this. There are many high authority websites that accepts user registrations. And each user will have their own profile page. Another interesting thing is that you can link to your website from your profile page. Just some that I can list out right now… StumbleUpon.com, MyBlogLog.com, Digg.com, YouTube.com… and also VBulletin powered forums.

RSS Directory

Just like Link Directories, there’s also a type of directory where you can submit your RSS feed URL.

Software Directory

This may sound unrelated, but you can always create some kind of software for your site. There’s this thing called PAD file, where it contains info about your software. What you need is a PAD file creator, and then just use a PAD submitter and you are all done. As for the software, you can create application as simple as compiling a 1-page website into an EXE application.

Satellite Blogs

Instead of getting other websites to link to you, why not just build those yourself. One article is all that you need and you can build blogs on Blogger.com, WordPress.com, Webs.com, Weebly.com, and many more…

Social Pages

This is where you create pages on websites like Squidoo and HubPages. The ultimate is where you can get a link from Wikipedia.

Forum Posting

Quite similar to blog comments, but this time you participate in forums. Just like doing blog comments, I recommend that you participate in the conversion and share something of value. And lastly, I recommend that you link only from your signature.

Review: The Mini-Site Formula Reminds Me Of 5 Bucks A Day…

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

A while back (maybe more than a year ago), Dennis Becker released his ebook called 5 Bucks A Day.

It was a great ebook at the time. It’s not a step-by-step guide on how you can make money on the Internet. But it will give you a solid strategy and a new way of thinking…

In his ebook, Dennis mentioned that every week he will work on a new website or project. And every new website that he works on, his goal is to push it to earn him $5/day with it.

Quite an interesting plan…

The general idea is that when you aim for a site that makes only $5 a day, it’s much easier to do. It’s about breaking the big goal into smaller ones…

Dennis proceed by explaining some examples of his projects. He has projects where he uses SEO. He has projects where he uses eBay. He has projects where he pays for traffic… he has other types of projects too…

But mainly, Dennis wants to illustrate a different type of mindset, away from then sucking up to JVs, away from product launches, but something that you build on bit-by-bit, day- by-day…

I think 5 Bucks A Day is a great ebook… To me, it’s still relevent to this day, maybe not only in Internet marketing, but in other things that you do too…

I think I bought for much lesser but it’s selling for $47 today.

Alright, enough about Dennis…

Actually, I want to talk about Joel Peterson.

Joel just released a new product called The Mini-Site Formula.

And with The Mini-Site Formula, Joel has a similar strategy, which is to build sites that he can earn $3/day from each.

It’s quite similar to what Dennis taught back then. Only different in numbers.

And when I look at it again, where Dennis comes short with his 5 Bucks A Day, Joel has it covered.

For example, like I said earlier, 5 Bucks A Day is not a step-by-step guide. Dennis does not show you how to exactly build your websites, how to really promote your websites, and lastly how to exactly monetize your websites.

Sure, Dennis mentioned some examples but the ebook is more of a concept and strategy thing rather than a step-by-step guide.

I am not saying that it’s no good. 5 Bucks A Day is more about making a mind-shift, planning your day-to-day activity, building a systematic approach to your Internet business.

5 Bucks A Day is worth the price. And so is The Mini-Site Formula…

The Mini-Site Formula costs a lot more… it’s not $47. It’s $97. But it’s like a home study course. Once inside, Joel will make you watch a series of videos that will show you step-by-step how to make the plan work.

You will learn about the overall strategy. You will learn about what you need to do. And you will see it being demonstrated to you in a step-by-step manner.

You will also learn the type of websites you need to build, how to build them, etc…

Joel also shares with you the tools and resources that he uses to build, promote and monetize the little mini-sites.

For example, one of his traffic tactics is by using videos. And he’s had success generating converting traffic with videos and he didn’t have to rely of search engine optimization. Joel will show you how to build the videos, examples of his own videos, how to distribute those videos, etc…

Joel will also show you how to make your website update itself. I will tell you straight that he’s using datafeeds and caffeinated content.

I think it’s a great guide. But if you are serious about this, I recommend you get 5 Bucks A Day before you get The Mini-Site Formula. 5 Bucks A Day will help you design the perfect day for your business, having the right mindset… and The Mini-Site Formula will show you how to build profit-pulling websites.

The Mini-Site Formula by Joel Peterson – $97

In case you want to check it out…

5 Bucks A Day by Dennis Becker – $47

Alright, there you go… from here on, you make your own decision…

4 Best Strategies To Creating Affiliate Bonuses And Cashing In Bigger Commission Checks

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

As an affiliate, when you are up against hundreds of other top affiliates promoting the same things, you final resort is creating irresistible bonuses to lure customers to you instead of your competitors.

In this article, I will share with you quick, easy yet powerful bonus creation strategies so you can capture a bigger piece of the pie, and get yourself bigger affiliate commission checks.

Before jumping into these strategies, I want to give a some general rules that really works with creating affiliate bonuses. I see that some marketers simply pickup PLR products and just throw them at their potential customers. The thing is, those PLR products do not hold any add-on value to that main product they are promoting.

Compliment, that is the word. What ever it is that you offer as your bonus, it has to compliment, enhance, better, work together, or at relate back to your main offer. It makes me laugh when people offer something that really has nothing to do with what they are promoting in the first place.

So, these strategies that I am about to share with you will do just that. And because of that, these are the best affiliate bonus creation strategies.

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