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Which Tablet is the Most Popular?

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Which Tablet is the Most Popular?


It is of course no surprise that tablets are gaining a lot of popularity among consumers and therefore there will be a lot more traffic coming from these mobile devices. Increasingly, webmasters, online entrepreneurs and affiliates are making tablet friendly versions of their websites in order to increase conversions by ensuring that users get a page that displays properly on their device, thus boosting overall user experience. But which tablet is really the most used among consumers right now?

Recent numbers show that while Android based tablet devices are gaining a bigger market share day by day, there has yet to be a significant increase in web traffic from these devices. Therefore, as many could have guessed by now, the iPad is currently at the top of tablet generated traffic. Market Watch recently published the results of a study that was done by mobile publishing firm Onswipe. According to the report results, over 98 percent of tablet based traffic was generated from the iPad. This means that less than 2 percent of traffic is coming from other tablets. Other sources tell a similar tale. A Tech Guru study shows that 94% of all web traffic from tablet devices involves users with an iPad.

There are some other interesting facts that came to light with the study. Users on an iPad are a lot more likely to spend time on a web page. In fact, iPad users spend 56% more time on a site than iPhone users. This can be explained by the bigger screen and better suitability for web browsing of the device, which makes it more comfortable for users to actually spend time reading what’s on a page.

As for time spent using the device, the Kindle Fire from Amazon actually outranks the iPad. However, this shouldn’t come too much as a surprise to online marketers, considering the fact that the original Kindle was meant to be used as an e-reader to view books and documents, rather than as an internet browsing device. This is something that is still seen today. A lot of users who have a Kindle Fire use it to read books and online magazines and spend very little time browsing the web, even if the new version of the Kindle is in color and offers web browsing, plus integrated social networking functionality. Unless Amazon’s device gains a lot of market share in the near future, this isn’t expected to change much either.

What does all of this mean to marketers? Users of iPad tablets spend a lot of time browsing the web with their devices and it is rapidly becoming a replacement for the full featured PC in the hands of many users. Developing websites that are compatible with the iPad, as well as creating advertising campaigns that are focused towards the users of this tablet are some things that marketers can do to profit from it. Of course, it is possible that Android based devices may pick up some steam in the coming years, but for now, they still have a lot of catching up to do.

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A Complete Mobile Wallet Solution May Be Coming Soon to Apple Users

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A Complete Mobile Wallet Solution May Be Coming Soon to Apple Users


If you look at the major players in the online world, such as Google, Facebook, Amazon, eBay (with their PayPal system), you will see that despite their different offerings they do have one thing in common. No it’s not their popularity, but rather the fact that they either have a mobile payment solution ready or they are seriously considering to develop one. Of course, it’s not only the big players in the online world that want some of the action. Banks and financial institutions, as well as mobile phone carriers are all trying to put something out. And of course there is the smaller start ups that hope to achieve popularity but that few have ever heard of.

 

But there is one company that has put out a unique concept for a mobile wallet solution: Apple. A new app has been released called the Passbook. What makes it different (at least for now) is that it doesn’t yet have the functionality to make payments with the iPhone at a point of sale, but rather it functions as a kind of virtual wallet, allowing the user to hold event & movie tickets, coupons, boarding passes, transportation tickets, gift cards, vouchers, points & rewards cards, etc. When a user is present at a participating retailer, the card can be brought up on the screen and scanned.

 

The app also combines the feature of location detection, showing the relevant card when a user is near or at a participating merchant. This concept has already been adopted by some merchants and more are expected to follow. But the main question remains here: when will Apple integrate full payment functionality into the app?

 

For now, in the United States, payment systems that are fully integrated with mobile devices are still something a bit “futuristic” and aren’t expected to reach a mainstream status until 2016 or later. Some merchants have began to upgrade their systems and infrastructure, but those who accept mobile payments are still in the minority for now.

 

Another issue is: will Apple be able to dominate the market? It is in the lead with the most popular smart phone and the most popular tablet PC. However, Android based hardware and devices are not far behind at the moment. There are some who believe that there will be two or more mobile payment solutions that will be popular in the next few years. They will all function on the same principle: the user presents their smart phone, where an app generates a secure, one use only bar code that is scanned, allowing the purchase to be charged to the user’s credit card, or deducted from an online wallet account that has been filled up in another way (bank transfers, payments received from businesses, person to person payments, etc.). Apple seems like a trusted solution however it is still not known how much of the market they will be able to corner in the payments industry, as this is something the company doesn’t have too much experience with for now.

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User Interaction and Why It Is Important

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User Interaction and Why It Is Important


If you have a website of any kind, then you probably use it to either sell or promote some of your products. One of your main concerns as a webmaster would be how to make the user experience more enjoyable for your website visitors. Also, you are probably looking for ways that you can use to improve your overall search engine ranking for the keywords that your website is targeting. Both of these things can be achieved by allowing user interaction with your website. This is not something unique or radical, in fact many of the world’s biggest websites such as Amazon and eBay follow these tips, so learn from the successful guys and implement them.

  • Allow User Ratings on Your Items

If you sell merchandise, allowing your users to give a rating, usually in terms of stars, can be a very good way to have them interact with your website and give feedback on products and services that you have and that they have used. Unless you deliberately sell junk and don’t really want your customers to come back to your site (well… they might kind of complain and this annoys scammers, you know), then there should be no problem with letting your site visitors rate your products.

  • Allow Comments, Reviews and Testimonials From Users and Encourage them to Participate

This is good for SEO, as it creates unique content which is user generated, so you didn’t really need to take any action in order to put it there anyways. So it saves a lot of effort for you. Are you selling some products? Let buyers post some reviews of them. Many big name shopping sites do that, such as Amazon. Did you post a news article, blog post or made a YouTube video for your website visitors? Let them comment about it and encourage them to leave feedback, by using a call to action such as “What Do You Think of This New Service? Let Us Know Below!”. Monitor your comments to delete spam and obvious trolling or stupidity, but also keep an eye out for visitors that have a question or concern. You can then either respond to them in the comments, or ask them to communicate with you in a private way such as by email or by sending a message through your website.

  • Include Social Media Buttons

This really isn’t complicated at all. All you need to do is include buttons for social media, such as your Twitter and Facebook profiles, or your YouTube channel. You can incorporate these to your website very easily and many large companies and even government agencies now have them on their sites due to the prevalent use of social networking sites. You also don’t have to use the icons provided by the social networking sites, instead you can use custom ones that would better match the layout of your website. Of course, you could always download the trial edition of Photoshop and design the logos yourself too. Social media buttons will allow your visitors to get social with you on various networks that your business participates in.

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Promoting Your New Web Store

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Promoting Your New Web Store


Once you have your products ready and your website up, then there is one important thing left to do for you: promoting the web store that you’ve just built. In many cases, this is going to get a little bit challenging, due to the fact that you are going to be competing directly against dozens of online retailers which are already more established in the industry. But it is by no means impossible. There are some things that you can do to ensure success as well as one good strategy that is used by many small online retailers:

 

Sell Globally – Promote Locally

 

Obviously, one of the main advantages of e-commerce is that you can sell your merchandise to buyers all around the world. This is the reason that most e-commerce sites ship globally. But going against corporations that have billion dollar budgets is not really a wise move. This is why you will need to first start promoting your website locally, in your own area and community. This is also how many of the world’s global corporations started out. Coca Cola first started selling their product locally before going global. You will also find that many large internet providers and wireless companies first started offering their services in the city where they were founded before expanding. Therefore, if you want to succeed online, you will need to follow their lead, even though you may not actually have an objective of starting a global online sales empire such as Amazon. Now how do you do all of this? It is actually quite simple and we will get into some ways that you can accomplish this in the next post.

 

Target Your Audience by Language

 

Of course, not everyone can do this as not everyone speaks another language. But targeting your audience by language is an efficient marketing tool. All you would need to do is to have multiple versions of your website in different languages, such as French, German, Spanish, etc. This has many advantages for the owner of an online shop. First, you would get access to more customers, who may not speak English and would be searching for websites in their own language. Second, promoting your website would become easier if you do this. While websites in English make up the vast majority of online content, there is a drawback to this. You will get increased competition and therefore would need to outrank many other sites in order to get some customers. But in terms of sites in other languages, there is less of them. The customer base may be smaller, but it is still there, in the millions. Therefore, doing your SEO, pay per click ads and social media posts in another language would mean that there would be less websites selling the same thing than you. This will simplify the promotional process and make it give you better results, faster.

 

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Some Questions and Answers about Online Marketing

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Some Questions and Answers about Online Marketing


There are many people who are new to internet marketing and the whole “make money online” scene and who naturally, have many questions about online earning opportunities. Here are some answers to questions that are frequently asked by newcomers.

  • How do I earn money online?

There are plenty of opportunities, which are quite varied. The most common earning opportunities found online are:

  • Becoming an affiliate of another merchant and getting a commission on sales that you get for them.
  • Creating a web site, then selling ad space and getting paid for each click on the ads, for the number of views they get, or a fixed amount per day, week or month.
  • Creating your own (digital or physical) product and selling it to customers.
  • Reselling someone else’s product through your website or a marketplace like eBay or Amazon (buy low/sell high concept, similar to what a physical retail store does).
  • Providing services to others (writing, web design, graphic design, translation, etc).
  • How much money will I make? Are these ads that say I can make $1000 a day online true?

The amount of money you will earn will depend on what you do specifically. The earning potential is technically unlimited, but it will take a lot of work and dedication to reach good results. While some people can make $1000 a day, it will take much more than simply buying a product or signing up for some course to do the trick.

  • Are all of these guides/courses/ebooks/membership sites about making money scams?

Some of them are, but the majority can’t really be considered a scam. Rather, they do give you some ideas and information that you can put to good use and start an online business of your choice. However, most of them stop short of holding your hand to the point of telling you exactly what to sell, exactly how to word your ads, etc. This is something you will need to figure out on your own.

  • Do I need any startup money? Can I get started with nothing?

This depends on what you are trying to do to earn money. Some forms of online business can be started with absolutely $0, some others will require a small investment of $10 – $20 for a website and domain name, while others will need you to pay a few hundred or a few thousand for things like advertising, merchandise to re-sell, etc.

  • Where are the best places to find information on earning money online?

If you do a Google, search, you will find that there are quite a few websites or blogs that provide useful information, but make sure that they are not simply a “front” that is trying to sell you some guide or get you to join a membership site. The best sources of free information remain internet marketing forums such as Digital Point, Warrior Forum and Wicked Fire.

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Getting Started In E-Commerce: The Main Decisions To Make

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Getting Started In E-Commerce: The Main Decisions To Make


Do you own a physical business and want to take advantage of the power of the internet to sell your products? Or do you want to start a completely new online business that will ship products to consumers? In either case, this can be a very profitable move for you. However, you will just need to do a bit of planning beforehand to make sure that everything goes well for you.

One of the main decisions that you will need to make when setting up such an enterprise is choosing whether you will sell your products on your own website or through an existing marketplace such as eBay or Amazon. Both have their unique advantages and drawbacks which you need to consider.

Selling via an online marketplace.

The advantages:

  • Very high amount of traffic and basically free advertising. Those on the site are already in buying mode and all they have to do is to search for a product that you are selling. This means that you will save money on advertising.
  • Easy and quick to get started. There is no need to set up a website or an ecommerce solution, all you have to do is list your items.
  • Depending on the terms of the site used, offers some protection in case of fraud or disputes between you and the buyer.

The drawbacks:

  • On most sites you would need to either pay a fee to get your item listed, a fee based on the final sale price of the item or both. While these fees are relatively small, they do add up if you sell many items and will also cut in your profit margin.
  • Online marketplaces may have restrictions on the types of items that you can sell, where you can ship to, or the payment methods that you can accept from clients.

Selling via your own website.

The advantages:

  • You can fully customize the look and feel of your site in order to better suit your business.
  • You decide on your own business policies, such as the types of payments that you accept, the shopping cart software you use, etc.
  • No fees to list items for sale and no fees to pay on the final sale price.

The drawbacks:

  • Building an ecommerce site takes some time and effort. If you don’t want to do it yourself, you may need to hire someone else to do it, which will add to the costs of getting started. You will also need to register a domain name and find a suitable webhost.
  • You will need to find a suitable solution for payment processing, as well as install an ecommerce suite on your site.
  • Buyers will not just magically appear at your site. You will need to advertise your website using various methods to get traffic. This takes some time and many advertising methods, both online and offline, will also cost you money to implement and get results.

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Becoming A Merchant – The Other Side Of CPA – Part 1

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Becoming A Merchant – The Other Side Of CPA – Part 1


Are you pushing CPA offers? Have you ever wondered who are the merchants behind many of the rebill/trial offers? Some of you imagine them being some large corporation, with hundreds of staff members and an owning an entire skyscraper in downtown New York. Nothing could be further from the truth. In many cases, these companies are owned by one main owner or a few people. They may also employ a handful of employees. But that’s it. How do they make money? And HOW could you become a merchant, rather than a publisher of CPA offers?

I will explain it to you in a simplified way. But a BIG word of caution here. This is not for the lazy. It demands some hard work and a lot of entrepreneurship. If all you want to do is whip together a web page with some nice graphics and call it a day, it is not for you.

What do you need? First: a product.

The product doesn’t need to be an advanced revolutionary breakthrough that will marvel people for generations to come. Nope, it can be something very simple actually.

There are 2 categories of products that you can base your business on: digital products (most commonly the “make money online” niche) and physical products (usually “health products” niche).

If you go with the digital products, what you have to offer is simple. A series of guides related to your “make money online” idea, i.e. earn with Google, earn with eBay, earn with Amazon, earn by being a freelance writer/online photographer/ etc. or a more general “start an online business” which explores various possibilities to earn money online.

The main guides don’t have to be groundbreaking and revolutionary. All of the information on how to earn money with various methods is freely available online. But you will also need to provide some content that will make the users want to keep their membership active month by month. This includes updates, new methods that are added, or services such as affiliate tracking services, PPC tools, etc.

If you go with providing a physical product, think of filling a need. People want to: lose weight, get rid of acne, whiten their teeth, etc. Now you don’t have to spend millions of dollars researching, developing and testing a product. Here’s some news for you in case you missed it: all of these health products sold through CPA offers are no better than generic stuff you would find in a natural products store or your local pharmacy. The rest is just hype. The “super results” and “great benefits” are based on anecdotal evidence at best, pseudoscience at worst.

What you need is to find a supplier which can provide you with the product related to your niche and simply apply your branding label to the packaging, and then send it out to the end customer. You start by offering a free trial, and if the user didn’t cancel, they get a monthly shipment of the product. Your profit margin will be quite high, since these products can be purchased in bulk very cheaply.

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The Right Way To Advertise On Your Site

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The Right Way To Advertise On Your Site


Many people start new websites in the hopes of bringing in massive amounts of money through advertising. You can actually bring in a great deal of money through internet ads, but it’s not a simple process. You can’t just start a site, throw some ads on it, and get rich. You have to do some research and pick an advertising plan that suits your site.

Pay per click advertising programs like Google Adsense have some serious potential to bring in revenue. Google Adsense in particular, can be very effective, because it presents your visitors with ads based on the content on your site. If someone’s reading your site, chances are they are interested in your niche. The ads on your site will be directly relevant to that niche and as such, your visitors will be more likely to click them. The major drawback to services like Adsense is the payout. Each click might only bring in a few cents. By placing these ads in prominent positions on your site, you can increase the number of clicks each ad will get.

Amazon’s affiliate program is another great source of ads for your site. Amazon sells just about everything you could want from cookware to video games, and there’s sure to be a product somewhere in their catalog that suits your audience. Take the time do do a little research about your audience, and your niche. Try to figure out what products they would be most interested, and post ads for them on your site. It helps if you can find unique products that your visitors may not have heard of before. They’ll be a little more inclined to click the ad if it’s for something they are interested in, and haven’t seen before.

If your site has an e-mail list, or an RSS feed, don’t forget to include them in your advertising strategy. It’s important to remember that your website isn’t the only place your visitors absorb your content. If your users are getting your content through any other method, then they should also be getting your ads that way too.

By carefully considering your audience, and the ways they get your content, you can put together an effective advertising strategy that will be sure to increase your total revenue significantly over time.

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Five Ways To Make Some Extra Money Online

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Five Ways To Make Some Extra Money Online


Times are tough, and everyone is looking for ways to bring in a little extra money. It’s tough to figure out which methods work, and which don’t, but we’re here to help you sort it all out.

Contrary to popular belief, you can actually make some money doing online surveys and responding to email promotion offers, just not a lot of it. Small tasks like this bring in small amounts of money, but if you’re just looking to spend a little bit of time every day working towards making some extra spending money, surveys are a great way to go about it. We highly recommend treating small tasks as something of a holiday fund. If you do a lot of surveys throughout the year, and put the money they bring in aside, you might find you have a nice chunk of spending money for your next vacation.

There are a lot of opportunities for an aspiring writer to make some money online. Many sites will provide writing jobs if you can show some proficiency as a wordsmith. You’ll usually have to submit a resume, or a writing sample, so be prepared to show some credentials. Once you’re in with one of these sites, they’ll provide gigs on a regular basis. The pay isn’t always tip top, but if you can turnaround the work quickly, it will definitely be worth your time.

Signing up for Amazon and Ebay affiliate programs can also bring in a nice chunk of change. You’ll need a little bit of web design skill for this one, but the investment in time is worth the yield. Set up a site with good information about a wide variety of products, and place Ebay and Amazon ads for those products on the site. For each person that buys the product, you’ll get a small percentage of the sale. This also works through a twitter account, just be careful not to come across as being spammy.

Setting up a full fledged affiliate site takes a lot more time and research than the above-mentioned Amazon and Ebay method, but the yield is worth the work. By doing some research on what companies have high paying affiliate programs, and what questions people have about their products, you can create a highly effective site that markets products to the people that are looking for them.

Some advertisers offer Pay Per Click programs, where (as the name implies) you get paid each time someone clicks on one of your ads. The pay out is usually small, and advertisers often have very specific terms and conditions dictating how you can use their ads. If you have a high traffic website in place already, PPC ads can put a little extra cash in your pocket, just make sure you’re following the rules.

There are other ways to make money online, these are just some of the more popular ones. Before diving into any of the above mentioned methods, or something we didn’t cover, be sure to do some research. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. If you do your homework, and work diligently, you’ll find yourself with a full fledged second income in no time.

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Make Money With The Build Up To Christmas With Selling Online

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Make Money With The Build Up To Christmas With Selling Online


xmas-websiteWith the run up to christmas now is the time to start thinking about setting up a website that is affiliate based selling gifts and products.  We currently have an Amazon shopping store that you can setup and earn commission everytime a product is sold via your website.  You don’t need to buy any stock or upfront costs as Amazon will take care of all transactions and allow you to put their product links on your website.

Last christmas we set up an ipod website as an affiliate to Amazon and we made over £9,000 ($12,000) as an affiliate to Amazon.

Join our membership program and i will show you how i set my website up and made money with Amazons associate program

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Part Time Income Streams

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Part Time Income Streams


credit crunchAt the moment with the current financial crisis alot of individuals are finding it hard to cope as the financial situation worses.

A way to help is to look for a part time job working from home.  There are several business opportunities you could do.  One of them is to run one of our websites (e.g Electronics Websites, Amazon Websites, Holiday Websites, etc)

When you run one of our websites you will earn commission from all sale referral on your site as they are all affiliate based meaning there is no start up costs, no running costs and you don’t need any stock. All you will have to do is market your website

Websites For Sale,

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Electronics Websites business for sale

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Electronics Websites business for sale


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Having an electronics business is a great business. Many searches a day are looking for electronic items whether they be ipods, gadgets, tvs, computers, games consoles, etc which is why having an electronics affiliate website linked into Amazon can be a very profitable income if you can market the site correclty and drive traffic to the site. We currently have a number of websites for sale that are linked in with many different affiliate merchants that can make you nice income from the daily searches a day that are put on the major search engines

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