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More Online Marketing Mistakes You Shouldn’t Do

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More Online Marketing Mistakes You Shouldn’t Do


Previously, we’ve seen some of the online marketing mistakes that are commonly done by those new (and sometimes not so new) to the whole industry. But there are more errors that those who promote their business on the internet do. Here are some of them, as well as some tips that you can use to avoid them as well:

  • Focusing Only on One Way of Generating Traffic/Revenue

In the world of online marketing and advertising, there are many ways to get traffic to your website, which then brings you the sales that you need to make money. Of course, if you found a way of getting visitors to your website which works well and helps you attain your goals, it’s normal that you would want to keep using it. However, diversifying would be a good idea and is actually recommended by some of the top online marketing experts.

Let’s say that you only use SEO to get traffic and your website is well ranked in Google. You may get a lot of traffic, but there is room for potential problems. Let’s say Google updates their search algorithm or a competitor launches an aggressive SEO campaign that pushes you out of that top spot. You would get problems as your traffic starts to drop. Same thing if you’re used to using a certain website, such as a marketplace, to advertise or sell your products on. Problems and disputes can arise, and your account could get suspended or banned. Smaller websites, such as classified ad sites, forums and marketplaces could experience problems, such as being the victim of a hacking attack, server failure or other problem and get knocked offline for quite some time. This can cause you to lose a lot of money each day that they’re down. Or, they could shut down permanently for a number of different possible reasons. Therefore, having all your eggs in one basket when it comes to online marketing is not the best course of action to take.

You may of course have on main way of getting your traffic and there’s nothing wrong with that. However, you should also have some secondary options opened to you as well. So, if you use a certain forum to sell your products, for example, you may want to explore other advertising options, such as different forums, classified ad sites, social media marketing, etc.

There are numerous ways that you can employ to get the traffic that you need to your website. Start by researching them, then narrowing down your search to the ones that would be potentially a good fit for your kind of business. Then, study how they work and start using them on a limited scale. That way, if there’s a problem with your main traffic source, you will be able to quickly switch to another method of getting visitors, without losing too much money in the process. In any line of business, having a backup plan in case things go wrong is a smart thing to do, and for businesses that sell products and services in the online world, things are definitely not different.

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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 Online Writing – Part 3

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Getting Started In Online Writing – Part 3


If you want to be an online freelance writer, the main thing that you will need are clients that will pay you to write articles and other content for them. This is the 3rd part in the series which will present you some ways to find work:

Online freelancing sites.

Online freelancing sites are marketplaces where both clients and service providers meet. Think of it as a marketplace for online freelance work, kind of like eBay is for buying and selling merchandise. Examples of sites include RentACoder, GetAFreelancer, oDesk, Fiverr and Microworkers. In general, you would create a profile that includes information about you and samples of your work. With the exception of Fiverr, on most freelancing sites you would actually need to bid on projects to show your interest in doing them rather than the client seeing your profile and then contacting you.

Advantages:

  • Lots of work is available in the writing field. This includes not only articles, but also copywriting, ghostwriting ebooks, translating documents and web pages, etc.
  • Good security. Most sites have a system that prevents the client and service provider from scamming one another and have a dispute resolution process. This decreases the chances of not getting paid for your work.
  • Ability to build a positive reputation as you complete projects, similar to iTrader on forums or the eBay feedback system.
  • Multiple ways of cashing out your earnings. Freelancing sites offer you payment methods such as PayPal, check, bank wire, Western Union or can put your earnings on a Visa or MasterCard debit card. This can be very useful if you would like to be paid by something other than PayPal. Take note, however that certain withdrawal methods, such as Western Union or bank wire could carry a relatively large fee so it is best to check the withdrawal fees before you select a way to get paid.

Disadvantages:

  • Lots of competition. You won’t be the only one offering your services and far from it. If you live in the “West”, know that you will be competing against writers from countries such as India or the Philippines, who often take up projects for far less due to differences in the economy.
  • Can be quite difficult to get accepted for projects if you are new and have no feedback. Clients will be wary of assigning an important project to someone new who has not yet built a reputation on the site. Therefore your first projects will probably be small ones worth a few dollars, such as writing one article.
  • Possible delays in getting paid. While the money will be credited to your account at the freelancing site as soon as the client approves your work, the freelancing sites sometimes require a waiting period ranging from a week to a month before you can withdraw the amounts that you’ve earned to your payment method.

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Getting Started With Clickbank – Choosing A Product To Promote

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Getting Started With Clickbank – Choosing A Product To Promote


In the online marketing world, you’ve probably seen the name Clickbank mentioned quite a few times. In fact it has been the topic of many informational products and many of the “proofs of earnings” that you see posted online by successful marketers are screen shots of their Clickbank accounts. Obviously, since that network is so popular, it must have something good to offer to marketers and allow people to earn significant amounts of money.

Clickbank is basically an online marketplace for digital products. Affiliates make money from it by promoting products created by others through various means. Most of the products sold are informational products, such as guides on how to make money online, how to train your dog, how to lose weight, etc. Practically all the products being sold on Clickbank have one thing in common: they fill a need that people have, which is to find answers to their questions.

So how do you make money from it? Getting started is quite easy. You just sign up. Unlike certain other affiliate networks, everyone is approved and there is no need to speak to an affiliate manager before you are let in.

You will then need to select the product that you want to promote. As you can see, there are thousands of different products to choose from. When looking at a product in the list, you will see something called “gravity.” This is a number that is calculated by Clickbank and designed to reflect the overall popularity of a certain product, taking into account the number of sales and how recently they happened. A higher gravity means that a product is very popular, but it also indicates that you will face a lot of competition when promoting it. An ideal choice would be to select a product which has a gravity that is around 100. You will get a product that is getting many sales, but doesn’t have as many people promoting it as the top ones are.

Knowing how much competition you have will be important. No matter how good or popular the product that you are promoting is, the more affiliates you have that are pushing it, the more difficult it will be for you to make a profit, as they will be plenty of ads online for basically the same offer.

Another thing to look for when selecting a product to promote is the resources that the creators have given to the affiliates who will promote their creation. Simply go to their sales page and look at the bottom for a link called “affiliates.” In many cases, you will find various tools to help you out such as keyword lists, articles about the product, pre-made banners, various landing page templates, etc. All of these can save you a lot of work when you get started in your campaign to market their product.

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Beginner Site Flipping Techniques

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Beginner Site Flipping Techniques


Site flipping is quickly becoming a viable way to make money online for people interested in creating websites.

It used to be that you would create website properties, manage them and nurture them into something that is a long term business idea. That still exists, but a new way of doing it has come about, it is called site flipping.
Site flipping is much like house flipping if you are familiar to that. You can start a new website, build some traffic, backlinks, and profit from it, then sell it on the marketplace.

So how do you go about doing that? The first thing you need to do is find a popular niche that you enjoy writing about. I say this because if you hate the niche you are working on, you are never going to make any money from it. A lot of people can write about random niches and be just fine, but for me, writing has to be about something I enjoy or else I will burn out really easily. So the first thing is to pick a niche, after that, you must find keywords relevant to that niche that you can be the most competitive in, then write great content around those keywords.

After you get your content going and your niche picked out, it is a good idea to get a great domain name. Having a great domain name will be a very attractive part of your offer, especially if it is zeroed in on your niche of choice.

When your site is up and running successfully, the real work begins. I recommend writing at least one great post per day of original content. You can intermix PLR (private label rights) articles as well, but having some great unique content is very important.

Promotion is definitely one of the most important areas as well. Starting to build quality back links on other websites, through blog commenting, forums postings, social media such as twitter, Facebook, and Delicious, are all very important to the success of the blog.

Once you start getting some good traffic and start making some profit from your affiliate offers or Adsense, it is time to start gearing up to sell your site. Make sure you use a reputable site, such as Flippa.com and Escrow or Paypal to ensure safe payment and transaction. There is no real timeline on how long you should hold a domain or property, but depending on the revenue and growth it could be 3 weeks or 3 years.

Good luck!

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How To Make Money Buying and Selling Websites, Website Flipping

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How To Make Money Buying and Selling Websites, Website Flipping


A great way to make money with a website is to purchase an established website that you know you can add value to the website and flip it at a later date for a profit.

To give you an example of what i mean i will give you an example of how i once made money buying a website from flippa.com for $1800 and then 3 months later sold it for $15,000 making a tidy profit.  The website i bought was a 6 months old blog that was rarely updated by its owner.  It was in the internet marketing niche which i know alot about so i knew i could add value to the blog.

The blog at the time was receiving 3,000 unique views a month and was a PR2 and was making $500 a month from affiliate sales via clickbank.com and a little on google adsense.

When i took over the blog this is what i did to improve the value of the blog:

1.) Made sure i added at least 2 very informal posts everyday to keep my readers and attract new readers.

2.) I offered a fee ebook download with an optin emails form. (i managed to capture 5,000 email addresses) to which i later emailed offers to bringing in $2,000 in commission, mainly clickbank products.

3.) I changed the theme of the blog to a premium wordpress theme.

4.) I installed a forum which help build a community around the blog.

5.) I submitted alot of articles to article websites and built up some good backlinks

6.) I did alot of blog commenting on other similar blogs helping bringing in more backlinks

7.) I sponsored wordpress themes digital point marketplace also helped bring in more backlinks.

After the first month my traffic had reached 6,700 uniques a month and my revenue went upto $1600 a month from commission from various networks i was using.  Most of my income came from my email list because within the free ebook i was given away had links to affiliate products and was earning money from my readers clicking on links within the ebook and purchasing a product.

By the end of month 3 i was adding 3 new articles a day and my email list had reached 5,000 email readers and was making on average $3,000 a month from affiliate commission mainly from Clickbank.com, Cj.com and Google adsense.

Now i knew i could resell the blog as i had added some very good value to the blog and sold it back on flippa.com for $15,000

So the key to buying and selling websites for profit is to look for a website you know you can add value to it.  Pick a niche you know about and would enjoy working on.

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Buy And Sell Websites, Sell Established Websites, Sell Domain Names

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Buy And Sell Websites, Sell Established Websites, Sell Domain Names


If you have a website, domain name or a script that you own and would like to sell to make money, then why not try our new website free classified directory Websites For Sale, its an online marketplace similar to Flippa.com but the difference is we are free.

All listings are submitted to our twitter followers and our facebook friends for FREE.  Flippa charge $50 just to submit listings to twitter and then a further $19 to list and then 5% success fee.  We are currently gettting around 500 views aday so why not take advantage of our traffic and get your websites listing in our marketplace for FREE.

Sign up today – Websitesforsaleworld.com

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How To Successfuly Launch A Clickbank Product To Get A High Gravity Rating

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How To Successfuly Launch A Clickbank Product To Get A High Gravity Rating


how to launch a clickbank productIf you are thinking of creating a clickbank product then you need to make sure you launch it correctly as if done properly you can easily make $20,000 a month and be one of the top sellers for your category on clickbank with a very high gravity score.

First you need to setup an account with clickbank and pay the $49 activation fee and get your website sales and thank you page approved.  Then the next step is to get a buzz online about your new product.

I highly recommend joining the following forums and posting your advert in the following forums:

As an example i will use the Warrior Special Offers (WSO) section considering most people know this forum well.

In order to meet the posting rules of the Warrior Forum you need to make sure you sales page meets the following:

A Warrior Special Offer Means The Price You Give Must Be Better Than The Price The Public At Large Can Get. (This is not a “buy my product” forum, it is a “Special Offer” forum)”

So make sure that the price you offer your product on the WSO section is cheaper then what you are selling it on clickbank for.

Then what you need to do is setup a 2nd free clickbank account and sign up as an affiliate to your product. 

Then when you setup your special offer sales page make the payment button go through your 2nd clickbank free account.  Or you can create a free special report for your product and within the report put your 2nd clickbank free link in there which then directs the user to your sales page.

By setting it up like this will shoot up your gravity ratings on Clickbank and push your product to the top of the category your advertising in, bringin in even more affiliates and more sales.

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