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How To Be Cautious And Successful In Affiliate Marketing
 By: solarbay, pilotbay,and angelbay
Affiliate Marketing is a great program. It provides those who want it with the means to set up their own home business. As an affiliate, you do work for another but you are rewarded for your work. The money you make is based on your individual performance not an hourly or yearly salary. Affiliate marketing provides many incentives to work harder and more efficiently. The harder and better you work, the more monetary success you are likely to see. Affiliate marketing also reduces the amount of risk. The main company handles the advertising and creation of the product allowing you to move the product in what ever way you think best.
 
One does need to be cautious in the field of affiliate marketing. For every great, legitimate opportunity out there, there are more ready to con. The internet has made it quite easy for these con artists to operate and even thrive.
 
Before you Plunge head first into the field on affiliate marketing you should do some checking. A general rule of thumb is to never do business with anyone that doesn’t have a fixed address and telephone number. If all they have to offer is an email address then look for another company. Doing business only by email is very dangerous. It makes it far too easy for these con artists to slip away and never be heard from again. Unfortunately, when they slip away it is likely with your money or earnings.
 
If you find a company that you are interested in then check the start up costs. These should be minimal if any at all. Ask is there is a way to pay back the start up costs through your sales commission. Most are willing to do this. However, if there seems to be a lot of initial money that needs to be paid by you then find something else. The chances are good that they will take your money and run, leaving you with worthless product.
 
Finally, ask what support you will receive if you agree to become part of their affiliate marketing plan. There should be someone there to guide you through the process and answer any questions that you have. They should also offer you advice on how best to market their product. It is up to you in the ends but they should offer you some stat up ideas. If their legitimate company they should want to help you all they can. They more you are able to sell the greater benefit for them as well.
 
You should keep in mind that affiliate marketing takes a of work. It is like any other business except that the risk to you is much lower. Ignore companies that promise huge salaries with little effort, it just won’t happen. Many people make great successes with affiliate marketing programs. However, they do work incredibly hard. However the rewards come when the hard work pays off. You’re the one that will reap the rewards, not your boss.
 
Affiliate marketing is a great way to start working for yourself. With lots of hard work and creativity you could be well on your way to great earnings doing something that you enjoy. It won’t be easy and in the beginning you’ll have to work harder then you ever did in a full-time job. But if you’re driven it will all be worth it in the end.
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#EBooks: A High Profit, Low-Maintenance Business

If you are serious about making money online, there are a number of ways to do it. One profitable idea is eBooks. They require very little cost upfront and can provide lots of revenue for your business.

What are EBooks?

EBooks are digital reading media that is easy to pass along to others. Many are opting for electronic books over printed books these days for several reasons. One, eBooks are shorter versions of more traditional books that can be created and published by you.

Secondly, eBooks are easy to use and store. They fill files on your computer instead of space on bookshelves in your home. EBooks can be read in PDF format online or printed to take with you. Unlike traditional books, as soon as you order an eBook, you can have access to it in minutes.

What does that mean to you?

Do you like to write? If you have a way with words and a talent for enticing readers, you can use eBooks to bring a profit to your blog or website. Use your niche as subject matter for your eBooks. Since you already have knowledge about, say, Internet marketing, put your experience to work by offering it to others in the form of an eBook.

The cost to you is negligible. With a blog or website, you already have access to the Internet and a computer that is probably filled with software that is needed to work with eBooks: Microsoft Publisher, Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Word. It is not a matter of creating the inside of the eBook. There are books and online articles that give tips for writing eBooks people will want to read.

EBooks vary in size. You may be able to charge more for longer books or you may command a good price for shorter ebooks that provide very concise and valuable information.

An eBook can be composed in a Word document on your computer. Use Microsoft Publisher to format your work and add extras to attract readers. Turn your Word document into a PDF file for easier downloading and printing by customers.

Selling EBooks

Now that you have created this eBook, you’ll need to find a way to get it into people’s hands. Marketing your eBook follows the same lines as marketing your website or blog.

Use article marketing to draw attention to your eBooks. Create an article series based on your eBook. Submit these articles to article sites and on your blog or website. Give just enough information in the articles to have the reader wanting to know more. In the resource box, mention the eBook and link to your website. Submit articles to social bookmarking sites with links to your website page showcasing the eBooks.

For customer ease, link your eBooks with your checkout process. Once the customer pays (PayPal, credit card, debit card) they will receive a link via email or automatically where they can download your product.

EBooks cost you next to nothing to produce so the money you make is all profit. Turn your writing skills and expertise in a certain area into money for your business.  

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5 Places To Put #Affiliate Links To Increase Commissions and Sales.
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Many beginner bloggers have lots of confusion regarding affiliate marketing and they think that this method does not works but the reality is this method really words but you are not doing or using it in correct manner. Also many bloggers have this myth in their mind that simply putting affiliate links and affiliate banners will make them easy money however you can make some sales by using this method but it is not the best way to put affiliate links and banners to increase your commissions

Affiliate Marketing is considered as one of the most lucarative and most profitable advertising options for your blog or website, Many top and big bloggers are earining thousands of dollars daily by using affiliate marketing. Well there are lot many ways to make money online you can opt for contextual advertising, in text advertising, sponsored reviews etc but affiliate marketing is right at the tops of these methods if you do it right. This doesn’t mean that you stop monetizing your blog with other ways infact what I mean to say here is don’t just depend on once soucre of income if one shuts down you have the backup from other ways.

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Best Places To Post Affiliate Links To Increase Commissions and Sales


The Best way to use affiliate links and banners to earn more commissions and sales is to use it very smartly and honestly. You cannot just say to your readers that “hey I am saying you have to buy this product” never ever force your visitors to buy any product or services infact but up the trust factor with your readers and recommend only useful products and services which you have throughly tried and tested This way to can boost your affiliate commissions and you can see more sales in your account very easily

Recently one of my best friend asked me which is the best places to post affiliate links to making more commissions, sales and money So in this post I am going to show you some of the best and most working placeses to use affliate links and banneres
 Places To Put Affiliate Links,Banners To Increase Sales
1) Resource Pages- Resource pages are considered as one of the best places to put affiliate links, here what you do is simply showcase all the products and services you use and would strongly recommend to your readers which might be really helpful in achieving their goals. you can post your affiliate links here and this will tremendously increase your sales commission.

But one thing I would recommend for all newbie bloggers is don’t just bombared your visitors all the affiliate products which are availabe in marketplace but here the tricks is to only promote useful products

One other commonly make mistake is not to only promote affiliate links and premium products instead balance a good mixture of free and paid products this way your recources page will look more legetimate and appealing

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2) In Blog Posts- Another great place to put affiliate links is in blog posts many bloggers claim that smartly integrating your affiliate links twice or thrice throuhout your blog post will increase your affiliate links CTR rate. One tip here is if your blog post is really very informative and problem solving then you can recommend some products and services to your readers and the chances of making some quick sales will be more But don’t overdo it as this might put the impression on your readers that you are only here for making money so avoid this and properly use your affiliate links

3) Affiliate Banners- You must have see some blog have banners other than google adsense and buysellads banners they are nothing but affiliate banners when someone clicks on thise banners and purchases the product you get the commission and rewarded with referral amount, Best place to put affiliate banners is in sidebars and but again I would like to recommend you that don go overboards and place 2 to 3 affiliate banners atmost to make your blog or website look more professional.

Now you will think how to get these banners then don’t worry all companies which are hosting affiliate programs have attractive affiliate banners which you can simply copy and paste the code in your blog in widgets

4) Email List- You must have definately heard the term ” Money is in the list” and indeed the real money is in list that’s why many probloggers always insist on building your email list subscribers becuase they are loyal readers and they have subscribed only because they liked your content and think that you are authority in your niche and you can leverage on this by occasionally send email recommend useful products and services to your subscribers but don’t send affiliate products on each and every email you sends be picky on this and do it once a week and see what happens

5) Your Ebooks- If you are good in writing or thinking to write an ebook to give to you readers either for free or for a price you can always put some affiliate links here to make good commissions and sales. Some big players like John Chow is very good and exception in this and he makes heck lots of money. And if you are giving your ebooks for free or for a price you can drive lots of traffic to your blog or website because people love free stuffs

So friends these are some of the best places to put affiliate links and banners to increase commissions and sales which will results in more money in your bank account remembers if you will use all the above mentioned tips then you will see real improvements in your affiliate earnings. So to sumup if you like this post please share with your friends and other affiliate marketers who don’t know where to use and put their affiliate links and banners and do subscribe to get more such affiliate tips and tricks! Keep Blogging
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Why You Need To Become a Social Media Expert NOW- #emarketing  
The truth is, the demand for social media experts is strong right now. And it doesn’t take a Zuckerberg-like IQ to realize that in the years to come, even more companies – thousands of them – will awaken to how important and integrated social media has become in the lives of each and every consumer. If you start on the road to social media expertise now, you’ll cash in now and be in the perfect position when companies come calling. And call they will, and with nice, fat checks.
If you’re already a freelance copywriter, web designer, or marketer and you work online, adding social media expertise is an easy additional stream of revenue for you. Follow the guidelines I’m about to show you, and I wouldn’t be surprised if in the years to come, your social media expert freelancing outpaces all your other work combined.
If not, like I said, just being a frequent social media user is qualification enough to get started – so follow along too.
Using Social Media to Market Your Services
The best way to find clients for your social media services is to market yourself on, you guessed it, social media sites. My advice is to create Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+ accounts, if you haven’t already. Customize them with pictures of yourself. Interact daily.
On your Twitter account, for example, include a photo of yourself and send tweets not just business-related; throw in a humorous thought or two or retweet something a comedian you follow tweeted. Engage your readers by including forums and other platforms for feedback.
LinkedIn is the perfect way to market yourself as everybody on there is in business and actively networking with other professionals. Join groups dedicated to social media – there are plenty. And connect with other social media experts. You never know which “link” could lead to a paying gig.
On Facebook be sure to announce your new social media consulting services. Post articles and links to industry publications to build your credibility. Again, you never know which “friend” could have a friend who needs your services.
Make your profiles professional but fun. Remember, when companies start coming to you for your social media expertise, their first vetting strategy will be to visit your social media profiles. Invest your profiles with enough detail to demonstrate you know how to get the most out of each individual social media site. Using a picture of yourself, shoulders up, will instantly create a connection to any potential client.
Create a feeling of community and communication. You should also set up a website advertising your services. But instead of having your home website be a brochure of your services, present it like a blog. Comment on industry trends, give your opinion on new online tools… but also share personal stories from your own life that may have nothing to do with your freelance services. Trouble with a new puppy chewing your sofa? Write a blog about it. Add some photos of your poor, mangled couch. This will make you stand out to potential clients.
You can also market yourself more directly by scanning elance.com and other job boards for social media jobs. Company websites are another great place to find open positions. Write an email to each potential employer with links to all your social media profiles. Explain why you should get the job.
Marketing with Social Media
First thing’s first: if your clients haven’t already, sign them up for accounts with Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and LinkedIn.
These are the four big dogs in the social media game. There are others – heaps of others, in fact – but these four are the foundation every social media expert must build from.
Take time to customize your client’s profile on each one. And if possible, make the accounts similar across each platform. Use the same colors, images, and username. This will help create a “brand” for the business. Branding creates trust and followers. And this is a very valuable commodity one can’t simply buy.
Say your client already runs a relatively successful online business selling fitness videos. They may very well question the value of creating four different profiles on these social media sites. Wouldn’t that just take attention away from their bread and butter, their fitness video website?
Well, the answer is yes and no. By having a presence on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Google+, you will undoubtedly find the occasional customer who finds the social media profiles you’ve created and stop right there, never reaching the website and making a purchase.
But if their presence on those social media websites is presented dynamically and leaves the potential customer interested for more and you have the URL of your client’s main website prominently displayed, the vast majority of folks who find the Twitter account, say, or the Facebook profile, will click through to the fitness video website. And once they are there, that’s when sales begin to double, triple, and quadruple.
I like to think of social media as a net. The more accounts you have, the wider your net.
So what do you post for your clients?
Company news, special offers, coupons, product launches, testimonials, personal stories… basically anything that is of interest to customers and will keep them engaged. The goal with social media is to connect with prospects. And to do that you can’t just sell, sell, sell. That’s the ultimate goal, of course. But you have to build a relationship first.
I recently had a look at Chick-Fil-A’s Facebook page. They currently have 5,044,493 likes. Not only that, but by using FBML, Facebook has made it possible for consumers to find the restaurant closest to them, browse the menu, watch fun videos (not commercials), and more!
This just goes to show you that by using social media sites in a creative and dynamic way, a large corporation like Chick-Fil-A has not only increased its web-presence, it has shown a side of the company they couldn’t show anywhere else. And you know what? After looking at their site, I’m suddenly craving a delicious chicken sandwich, with a side of waffle fries.
Now let’s get back to that fictional fitness website where they sell videos and how you can use YouTube to boost their sales. Create a short (2 or 3 minutes is plenty) video that showcases some of the workouts they demonstrate in their full priced videos. Keep it short but still give enough information to leave the consumer wanting more.
Here are a few recommendations to get a large number of viewers: name your video something generic, such as “TOTAL BODY FITNESS”. When someone is browsing YouTube looking for workout techniques, a video title like that is broad enough to bring in many people, but specific enough to target those people who are committed enough to go the extra step and purchase a video through the website.
Speaking of which, be sure to prominently display that websites URL both in the video and the description. Making it as easy as possible for people to find the website is crucial.
The advent of social media has drastically changed consumer-business relations. We now have the ability to communicate directly to the consumer and vice versa. For a corporation or small business hoping to take advantage of social media and improve its image, social media communication is vital.
And that means plenty of opportunity for you to profit. I’ve provided you with some tips to get started as a social media consultant. But I couldn’t possibly give you all you need to know. So be sure to check out the resources below. And start going online whenever you get a chance and read about this industry to learn the latest techniques and best practices. The best way to learn, though, is to just do it.
Be active on your own social media profiles. Pick up some small local clients or manage the accounts of business owners you know for free. This will give you experience and something to put on your resume.

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Fat Woman Wears Bikini, World Doesn’t End
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“I wore a bikini in public. While being fat.” So begins a poignant and funny essay on body image, written by blogger and novelist Jenny Trout. It’s touched a collective nerve this week, and its wide impact —more than 350,000 likes on Facebook thus far, along with 45,000 shares and thousands of supportive comments — has perhaps surprised no one as much as its author.

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Hi everyone
 
After re-reading a lot of books lately (which I do all of the time), including my favorites like The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss, and Crush It! by Gary Vaynerchuk, I honestly think that anyone can get noticed and become successful in almost any niche. The books are great and go into a lot of the “what you can
achieve” type stuff, but they don’t really get far into the “how you can
achieve” type stuff, which is obviously super important and probably more of what you need right now. That’s why I wanted to take some time to write this post for all below.
 
I’m basing the following information on my success as an online businessman and blogger who pretty much came out of nowhere, with almost no business experience
whatsoever. I’ve been able to succeed both in a super small niche, as well as in a super over-crowded niche of “making money online.” So, with whatever niche you’re in or looking to get into, you should try to apply these 2 simple rules as much as possible, which I’ve always applied to my own projects.
 
Rule #1: Stay the Course
 
Rule #1 is simple, but nothing works if you keep changing your mind.
 
Stop changing your mind. Stop doubting yourself and your decisions, pick something, believe in it, and go for it. This rule alone will get you where you need to go and stop you from falling short of success.
 
Remember this when it comes to rule #2.
 
Rule #2: Be Different
 
The point here is to stand out, and the best way to do that is to be different.
That’s why we can still find Waldo (with his candy-cane striped shirt and red
cap) amongst a sea of people on a page. He’s unique.
 
This is exactly how I’ve found success online. I saw what everyone else was
doing, and did something different. What everyone else is doing is what
consumers and readers all eventually get used to. Choose to go the same path,
and you’ll just blend in with the rest.
 
Here are some personal examples to prove it to you:
 
With my exam prep website, I was the only one to ever offer an audio guide. I
pitched it as a way to study for the exam while in your car to and from work, or
while at the gym. Because I was the only one to do this, it became a huge hit
and helped me to earn over $30,000 in one single month.
 
Also, all of the other exam prep websites had “support tickets” that people had
to fill out in order to get their questions answered. All I had to do was show a
personal looking email address (with my name in it, which is important), that
people could use to contact me if they had any questions. I included this in all
of the products I offered as well. Whenever I received an email, I responded
right away. Word spread, and my site became known as the only place to get an
immediate, direct response to a question. Of course, because I wanted to keep
things as passive as possible, I included FAQs on the site that people could
read before contacting me, which totally minimized the amount of emails I’d get.
However, just seeing my email address there anyways helped to make people
believe that I was always there to help.
 
With the Smart Passive Income Blog, I do even more to “be different”. There are
so many other “make money online” blogs out there all doing the same thing, that
it actually became very easy for me to stand out.
 
For one, I don’t hide anything. I tell it all from my own experience, even the
failures or that parts that I sucked at.
 
Secondly, I tell people exactly where my money comes from, down to the penny. If
you’re a loyal reader of my blog, you know that my monthly income reports tend
to be the most popular and most commented posts I that write.
 
Thirdly, I made sure I had a totally customized blog theme that no one else had.
 
Fourthly, I blog a lot about my personal life. A lot of you probably know that I
have a dog named Gizmo and a son named Keoni. Maybe you’ve even seen the wedding
video of my wife and I who turned a boring wedding dance into a killer hip-hop
routine. I see so many other owners of make money online blogs who don’t even
use their real name, or show one picture of themselves. Sad.
 
Lastly, and probably most importantly, I don’t hard sell or promote anything.
This has probably been the key to my success, but with so many people going
online today to try and make a buck, everyone is getting tired of seeing ads and
promotions. That’s why you’ll very rarely see them here in this newsletter, and
why my blog is virtually ad free. Now that’s totally being different, right?
 
Even though this is the case, I am still able to earn a lot of money from the
blog. This happens because I’ve gained people’s trust, and when I do mention a
product I’ve used and one that I trust in my own businesses, other people are
happy to click on my affiliate links.
 
So, how can you be different?
 
I’m sure there are a thousand ways, both small and extreme that you can do to be
different. Check out what all of your competitors are doing, and don’t do that.
Find something common between the websites that are in your same niche, and do
the opposite.
 
This is how The-4 Hour Work Week became a success. There was no other book like
it, and it was a mindset that totally went against the norm.
 
This is how Gary Vaynerchuk of Crush It! became a success too, by streaming live
TV and talking wine to “regular” people.
 
What are you going to do differently?
 
Solarbay

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E-books and Affiliate Programs
 
Some E-books combine very well with an affiliate program. When the affiliate receives some extra benefit from promoting the viral message, like being able to brand your E-book with his affiliate links, the affiliate makes a sale when a reader buys through a branded link. You benefit from increased traffic on your website because the affiliate is willing to promote the E-books for you.
 
Be absolutely certain that your message includes a clear call to action. There shouldn’t be any doubt whatsoever about what you intend recipients to do. Make sure that the instructions are perfectly clear so that recipients know HOW to act. The action that you require should be simple and obvious as well. Don’t make things complicated or it will confuse the reader, such as by adding numerous links.
 
Remember the K.I.S.S. principle: Keep It Simple Stupid! The incentive should be clear to those you want to take an action. Readers will look at your offering for about seven seconds before they move on. If it takes longer than that for them to figure out what it is you want them to do, they will move on. Don’t make your message vague or difficult to comprehend. If you do, chances are you will lose them. You must respect your readers enough to express your message clearly.
 
Once you are sure you have an E-book that will be of value to an affiliate program, approach them with your idea and be able to show that it will be mutually beneficial. 
 
Viral Marketing using E-books is one of many techniques that all together have a cumulative effect in attracting customers and subscribers to your business and in attracting targeted visitors to your website. You will very soon find out that this is an excellent way of increasing sales, subscribers and referrals.
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E-books and Affiliate Programs
 
 
Some E-books combine very well with an affiliate program. When the affiliate receives some extra benefit from promoting the viral message, like being able to brand your E-book with his affiliate links, the affiliate makes a sale when a reader buys through a branded link. You benefit from increased traffic on your website because the affiliate is willing to promote the E-books for you.
 
Be absolutely certain that your message includes a clear call to action. There shouldn’t be any doubt whatsoever about what you intend recipients to do. Make sure that the instructions are perfectly clear so that recipients know HOW to act. The action that you require should be simple and obvious as well. Don’t make things complicated or it will confuse the reader, such as by adding numerous links.
 
Remember the K.I.S.S. principle: Keep It Simple Stupid! The incentive should be clear to those you want to take an action. Readers will look at your offering for about seven seconds before they move on. If it takes longer than that for them to figure out what it is you want them to do, they will move on. Don’t make your message vague or difficult to comprehend. If you do, chances are you will lose them. You must respect your readers enough to express your message clearly.
 
Once you are sure you have an E-book that will be of value to an affiliate program, approach them with your idea and be able to show that it will be mutually beneficial. 
 
Viral Marketing using E-books is one of many techniques that all together have a cumulative effect in attracting customers and subscribers to your business and in attracting targeted visitors to your website. You will very soon find out that this is an excellent way of increasing sales, subscribers and referrals.
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