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More Tips to Build Your Authority Online: Part 2

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More Tips to Build Your Authority Online: Part 2


For those who want to make their site an authority in their respective niche, there are quite a few tips that could be beneficial for them. Here is some more advice about building up your website’s authority.

  • Remember That it Takes Time

If you want to get recognized as a useful source of information in your niche, then you must be aware of the fact that this is something that will take time to build properly. Building authority isn’t about adding a lot of content to your site in a short amount of time. The content needs to be of high quality and the visitors interested in your niche will need some time to arrive to your site. Remember that this is a long term project and treat it as such.

  • Reserve a Place on Your Site For Informational Content

Building authority with a website that simply sells products or that just talks about the advantages of products that you sell is going to be very difficult. Therefore, your website should have a section where you talk about your niche in general. Of course, you can always explain to your users how some of your products can be helpful for them, but this section shouldn’t be a constant sales pitch to the visitors. To make things easier, you can add a separate blog to your website, as blogging systems such as WordPress and Joomla are perfectly designed to share information with your visitors and have many features that allow sharing and information exchange, such as the ability to easily include social network and bookmarking links, plus allowing your readers to respond to what you’ve posted by putting a space for comments.

  • Don’t Be Alone in Creating Your Content

If you look at websites that are ranked very high in their respective niches (like ZDNet in the IT niche, for example), you will obviously see that they have many different people who write articles, create videos, etc. for them. Trying to build an entire authority site all by yourself might be possible, however it may get quite difficult and tedious in the end.

There are ways around this problem. You can, for example, invite guest bloggers who will write blog posts for you. There is also the possibility of outsourcing some of the website content creation to others who are experienced in your niche. You should have no trouble finding people who can write blog articles, create videos and interactive presentations, etc. This will mean some additional costs for you, however your website will be a lot richer in information for the users and therefore will stand a much higher chance of getting recognized by others as a genuinely useful source of information on your niche.

  • Ask Users What They Want to See

By doing so, you will make your website visitors feel more important. This will also make them more likely to return to your website and share the stuff that they’ve seen with others. Remember that the happier your users are, the more likely they are to go back to your site.

 

 

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Tips for Online Entrepreneurs: Part 2

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Tips for Online Entrepreneurs: Part 2


We’ve seen two good tips to help build a good online business yesterday. There are more that you can use. These are all strategies that are used by some of the most successful names in online business. They aren’t specific to a particular subset of online business, so you can use them whether you own content websites, are selling items on eBay, are an affiliate, etc.

  • Do everything possible to work smarter and not harder

In the online world, most businesses don’t demand “hard” work in the sense that you would constantly need to solve complex problems. However, in many cases it is simply a large quantity of seemingly very simple work that keeps people from achieving their goals. For example, if you’re promoting a dozen different affiliate offers using different advertising channels, you may need to build over 30 separate landing pages for them, complete with graphics, unique text content and other elements. Not particularly difficult, but can become quite tedious. A lot of people lose their motivation if they spend hours performing the same tasks over and over.

The solution to this is actually quite simple. First, find and use any tools that you can use to automate processes in your business. There are scripts, programs, apps, etc. which can save you a lot of time and reduce the amount of tedious work you need to do. For example, there are programs which can submit articles to directories automatically.

You may also want to outsource some parts of your business to others, such as content creation, graphic design, etc. This may reduce your profits, however the time that you gain will keep your more motivated and can be used to search for more business opportunities, thus making you more money in the long run.

  • Keep track of how your different businesses are doing

If you own several online businesses that are in different niches, you should ensure that you’re keeping an eye on all of them. This will allow you to constantly monitor your performance and make adjustments if necessary, even for businesses that run on “autopilot”.

  • Keep up new developments

There are two kinds of developments that you should keep up with: those that are related to online marketing in general and those which are more specific to your niche of products or to the type of business that you run.

Be sure to read any emails that you get from partners, such as affiliate programs. They may contain important information about upcoming changes that could have an effect on how you earn online. Read some posts on online marketing forums. Also, check out websites which specialize in aggregating news related to online business. You don’t have to spend too much time on this, just a few minutes a day to scan the headlines or new posts, then take a bit of time to read something that you find interesting.

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Building Multiple Streams of Income

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Building Multiple Streams of Income


If you want to make more money online, there are a few ways that you can make this happen. While the specific details will vary according to what kind of online business you are in at the moment, there is some good advice that you can use no matter what you are doing at the moment and what you would like to do in the future.

One of the important things is to: Work on building multiple streams of income, but do it well

We all hear that earning money online successfully involves having multiple streams of income. This is a common topic that comes back in nearly every “Make Money Online” ebook being sold. And this is not just another marketing gimmick to get authors to sell more products. The reason why so many give this advice is because it works, period.

This is even true in the “offline” world. If you ask a person who is very successful financially and has a net worth of several million about how they make their money, they will probably tell you that they run several businesses at the same time. They may own a restaurant franchise, an apartment building, a car wash, a gas station, etc. All of these businesses bring them money.

This gives them the opportunity to not only make more money, but to ensure that they would keep making money should conditions change and one of their businesses wouldn’t be as profitable anymore.

The same is true online. It is better to have 4 websites in different niches making $25 a day than just one website making $100 a day. However, some people don’t approach this concept the right way. They see “multiple streams of income” and believe that it means “do everything at once”. Obviously, this is not a winning strategy, because it would probably degenerate into “do everything at once but do nothing well enough”.

A better strategy for success would be building each site or business one at a time. Focus your efforts on only one or two things at the same time, maximum. Then, when this business starts rolling well and brings you revenue like you want it, you can then start thinking about whether you’re ready to build something else that would work too.

After some time, you would be able to get multiple streams of income coming in from different websites, businesses, products, etc. that you own. This is one of the principal elements of successful online money making.

There are other tips that you can apply in the online business world that will help you earn the revenue that you’ve always wanted from your activities. Tomorrow we will consider some other pieces of advice that you can use to do just that.

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Getting the Best Deals Possible on Your Online Ads

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Getting the Best Deals Possible on Your Online Ads


Now that you know some ways that you can use to better manage your online advertising budget and keep from wasting money, here are some more methods that you can use to increase your savings even more.

  • Take advantage of coupons and vouchers

Many online ad platforms, such as Google Adwords, Facebook Ads and many other smaller ad networks offer discount codes and vouchers which give you a certain amount of advertising credit for free. In most cases, all that you would need to do is to register for the service and put in your payment information. Sometimes, you will need to deposit a small amount, such as $10 or $20 in your account and the value of the voucher will be then added to it. By taking advantage of these offers you are essentially getting free advertising that you would normally have to pay for. The offers and their value often change, so the best way for you to find available coupon codes would be to simply search for them on Google. Very often you will find the current ones posted on many sites, or instructions on how you can get them.

  • Use some of the smaller ad networks

While there are some popular ad networks such as Google Adwords, Bing and Facebook Ads, those who are interested in running pay per click or cost per impression ads will find that there are plenty of other networks out there that can provide you with good quality traffic at lower costs. Some of these could be specific to certain geographical areas or niches. To find them, you can simply do a search on Google, or visit some discussion forums related to online marketing. This will give you some additional insight from members about which companies they are using and whether they would recommend them based on the results that they got. However, be careful before spending too much money with a previously unknown company. It is better to try them out with smaller campaigns to see if the traffic is giving you the results that you were expecting and if you didn’t have any problems with their service.

  • Work out deals with other webmasters

Rather than going through an ad network, you can try working out deals with other webmasters that have sites which are related to your niche, but aren’t direct competitors. This may allow you to get some good advertising opportunities at a lower cost. It may not be so easy to achieve when you’re just starting out, but it’s definitely possible. To find these opportunities, all that you have to do is to network. Participate in online marketing discussions, as well as forums that are related to your niche. This will allow you to meet some other webmasters and you may be able to get some advertising opportunities, as well as any other services that your business might need in the future.

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Ideas for a Successful Info Product

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Ideas for a Successful Info Product


Selling information products is a big part of the overall internet marketing business. Every single year, there are millions of sales of info products being made, such as e-books, video courses, membership site subscriptions, etc. While the niches vary, info products all have one thing in common: they teach the reader how to do something or to solve a problem that they’re having, such as getting their dog to stop barking, starting an online business, fixing computer problems, etc.

There are many “make money online” guides and websites which tout selling an info product as one of the best ways of making money on the internet. Of course, it’s possible to be quite successful by doing it, but if you want to ensure that you will be able to actually make some money from a product that you’ve created, there are some things that you need to know first. We will look at some things you need to consider before you actually put up your product for sale.

Think Whether this is Actually Something You Want to Do

Putting together, marketing and selling a successful info product is something that will take work. Even if your goals are just to make a few hundred dollars from the a very basic product, you will need to put in at least a few days work into it. Therefore, it is not something for everyone. There are plenty of other things that you can do to earn money from an online business, such as affiliate marketing, reselling physical products on online shopping sites, providing services, etc. which can be just as profitable as creating your own product and selling it to people on the internet. The bottom line is that you would need to make sure you’re actually interested in creating an info product, as opposed to simply be interested in making money online by selling “something”.

Research and Choose Your Niche Properly

Choosing the right niche will be one of the main factors which will determine whether the product that you create will be a success or not. You can have the best and most original content, and deploy really good marketing efforts, but if you choose the wrong niche, you could end up just wasting your time. One of the most common mistakes that people make is selecting a niche that is overly broad and thus too competitive. If there are a thousand other products already being sold which claim to provide the same information to the buyer as yours, making a decent amount of sales will actually be quite difficult. Therefore, going after a niche that is still in demand but is not completely saturated with other products is the best way to achieve success.

Tomorrow, we will go into more details about selecting the niche for your product and another important part: thinking of the content that you will include in it.

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Getting the Merchandise for Your E-Commerce Site

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Getting the Merchandise for Your E-Commerce Site


We have seen before some examples of merchandise that you can sell online in your very own e-commerce website. There are literally thousands of choices of niches that you can take part in. Once you have chosen what kind of items that you want to sell, now it will be time for you to actually acquire the merchandise so that you can sell it to your website’s customers. The process here is not so difficult in itself, but you will still need to be aware of a few basic principles of how commerce operates. This will be pretty much the same thing as if you owned a physical store and were acquiring inventory. Here are some tips:

  • If possible, buy locally

By locally, it doesn’t necessarily mean that your distributor must be located in the same city than you, just in the same country. This has several advantages. First of all, it will save you time. Importing products from overseas may take several weeks for your shipment to arrive in certain cases. Domestic shipments are usually much faster. Also, importing large amounts of commercial merchandise will mean that you will need to be aware of regulations regarding imports, paying the necessary customs duties, etc. Buying from a local supplier is also generally safer, as you are less likely to get ripped off than when buying internationally. Of course, there are scammers everywhere, so you would still need to be on your guard.

One disadvantage in buying from a local supplier rather than importing the goods yourself would be that the prices that you pay may be a little bit higher than when buying internationally. But you still can get very good prices depending on the quantity of merchandise that you will be ordering each month. In order to find suppliers for your merchandise, you can do a Google search or look through some online business directories.

  • Choose the right supplier

You will need to be dealing with a supplier that is reliable and honest. Again, the majority of suppliers, whether domestic or foreign, will give you quality merchandise as promised, however you still need to keep your eyes open for the shady ones. Check the supplier’s reputation. If you are buying through a website such as DHGate or Alibaba, these websites have a feedback system similar to eBay, which makes it much easier to check one seller’s reputation.

If you are buying brand name merchandise, make sure that it is actually real and not a replica. This is especially true if you are buying items from a supplier that is located overseas, such as in Asia, where many counterfeit items such as clothing, electronics, etc. are being sold quite openly. Also, it is a good idea to pay with a more secure method of payment such as by credit card or Paypal, which will give you some protection in case you do not receive the items that you have ordered correctly. Avoid sending cash or using services like Western Union whenever possible.

 

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Selling Digital Products in Your Online Store

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Selling Digital Products in Your Online Store


We’ve seen that you can sell plenty of different physical products in your own online store. In fact, most e-commerce websites specialize in selling products that can be shipped to the consumer. But what about digital products which can be downloaded instead? Obviously, e-books and online courses come to mind. The majority of such digital products are actually sold on a website that is dedicated to one specific product, however it is possible to build a web store around digital products as well, offering a wide range of products such as e-books for download.

But this can be just as hard, if not in many cases harder than selling physical products. However, here are some tips for you if you would like to sell digital items.

  • Focus on a specific, well researched niche

Unless you have a very good marketing plan or already have a bunch of people that would be interested in buying your products (i.e. you have an email list or some past customers), choosing a niche that is too broad will simply lead to trouble. You will have a hard time attractive decent traffic that will convert well. For these reasons, you should avoid niches like “Make Money Online”. This is too broad. But you could, for example, do some products about “Making Money Online from Twitter”.

There are plenty of different niches when it comes to info products. These could be: learn to do magic tricks, how to maintain your car, teach your dog to do tricks, how to make money from real estate, etc. The more specific you are, the better.

  • E-Books are not the only product you can sell

While they are definitely the most popular when it comes to digital products to sell, you should know that e-books are not your online available choice. For example, you can sell things such as web scripts, website templates, software, etc. Basically, anything that can be digitally delivered to your customer will do the trick here. There is a lot of money to be made in e-commerce when selling virtual products and you need to go beyond simply thinking about e-books.

  • Combine physical products and digital ones

While some people may not recommend it, you should know that it is possible to successfully combine selling digital products together with physical ones. But your success will depend on just how you do it. Your digital products will need to be in the same niche than your physical ones. So if for example, your web store is in the business of selling pet products, then you can include guides about training your dog, or plans to build a recreational area for your dog in your back yard, etc. Basically, anything that is related to your original niche. You can sell these e-books, but they can also be used to add value to your merchandise. If a customer makes an order over a certain amount, for example, you can include a free digital product for them. This is a great way to make your site more competitive.

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Your SEO Goals Should Be Realistic

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Your SEO Goals Should Be Realistic


When it comes to SEO, there are plenty of misconceptions, especially among new webmasters and those who have just started out in online business. Some people seem to believe that just by doing the most basic SEO work or by hiring some SEO “expert” for $5 at Digital Point, they would be able to propel their site to 1st place on Google within a few days. For anyone that thinks that way, well sorry but this is just not how SEO works.

 

If you want to improve your websites ranking on the search engines, then your goals will need to be realistic. One of the ways of doing so would be to take a look at the websites that are already ranked for the keywords that you are targeting. Do a keyword analysis of your site to see which keywords you would be better off targeting. In many cases, you will be able to find some long tail keywords that are more specific to your offerings and that have less competition. If you do business at a local level, then targeting some local keywords can also be very helpful. Once again, the reason behind this is that the competition for local keywords is a lot lower than for the more general ones, thus it would be much easier for you to rank for them.

 

One thing that you will need to understand about SEO is that it is more of a long term process, rather than an instant solution to get traffic to your website right away. If you have just created your website, then it can take several weeks or even months before you are able to get any decent amount of traffic from natural search engine results in certain high competition, popular niches.

 

For this reason, you need to consider using some other advertising methods in the meantime to bring some traffic to your website. Pay per click search advertising obviously comes to mind here. Many would say that it brings you the same results than SEO, but is able to do so a lot faster. The major drawback, however is that you will need to spend some money on it, sometimes considerable amounts if the keywords that you are targeting are quite competitive and thus very valuable.

 

If you truly want your website to bring you the money that you want, then you would need to understand that online advertising is a very diverse environment, where you have dozens of different ways to generate traffic to your website besides using SEO. Using media buying, article marketing, social media marketing or video marketing are all things that you can do alongside SEO to make your site more popular. Remember what the main focus behind creating a website is: to make money for you. By employing the proper strategies to get the visitors that you need, you will be able to improve your ROI by getting more visitors and turning these website visitors into profitable clients for your business.

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How to Keep Your Google Adwords Account Safe

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How to Keep Your Google Adwords Account Safe


Now in the past few months, there have been plenty of internet marketers complaining about their Google Adwords accounts being banned. Of course, we’ve explored some alternative PPC services, but there are still many people who prefer to use Adwords for various different reasons. Recent banning of Adwords accounts came as a surprise to many online marketers, many of who have PPC as their main source of revenue and who have spent tens, or even hundreds of thousands of dollars on traffic coming from Adwords. Of course, the lesson would be not to put all of your eggs in the same basket. But how would you prevent having the ban hammer falling on your account? It is actually not that hard. Here are some ways:

 

  • Obey the terms of service and any information on the Google Adwords website

 

If you don’t do this, you will get banned. Maybe not right away, but you probably will. Familiarize yourself about what is, and what is not allowed on Adwords. The excuse of “I didn’t know it was against the rules” will probably not work.

 

  • Don’t use fake review sites, or fake blogs commonly known as “flogs”

 

These types of sites are quite popular with re bill offers, in the weight loss and make money online niches. While we will not get into a debate about the ethics of the offers and ways of promoting them, the main issue important for you is not to use fake review sites with Adwords. Google doesn’t like them and will probably ban you if you use them on their network. And no, including a “disclaimer” in gray 5 point type at the bottom of the page saying “The reviews, testimonials and people appearing on this site are fake, this is just an ad meant to sell stuff to you” will not protect you. Some have tried and in the best case they were told to stop running this campaign. In the worst case they were issued a life time ban from Adwords.

 

  • Be careful about which kinds of affiliate offers you promote

 

Google has recently starting coming down on pretty much any rebill offer, mainly because of the flurry of complaints about people not knowing they would get charged, or the actual terms of the offer being obscured and hard to read. Recently, Google has started banning all those who “ride on their coat tails” by promoting re bill offers in the make money online niche which make use of their name or logo. All of these “Google pays me $100 an hour!” types of sites are now banned. If you want to run such campaigns, you need to do so elsewhere. Obviously, the response from Google could be quite well understood, as these sites create a false impression of association with them. Google has also stated that sites which make “unrealistic promises”, such as “make $10 000 a week sitting at home!” or “lose 25 lbs a day!” are not allowed.

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Online Reputation Management – Part 3

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Online Reputation Management – Part 3


Now that we have seen the importance of taking care of your online reputation and the way to respond to negative information, here are some more best practices to consider in order to make the job a lot easier for you and even prevent negative things about your business from being posted online in the first place.

  • Make your contact information easy to find

On your website, make your contact information such as your email address and phone number easy to locate. Avoid simply putting up a “contact us” form and give your customers various options to get in touch with you. While this may seem obvious, many online complaints about e-commerce sites are based around the fact that the contact information for a site operator is difficult to find on the site or is hidden somewhere in the terms and conditions.

  • Respond to inquiries rapidly

If you receive an email concerning a problem and you do not have time to look into the issue right away, inform the customer of this and let them know a realistic time frame regarding when you will be getting back to them. If you don’t understand what the specific problem is, ask them for more clarifications. Avoid using “scripted” emails or automatic responses, as these often give the message that you don’t care and do not want to provide personalized service. People will feel a lot more comfortable knowing that there is an actual human being that has read their message and is truly going to resolve the matter at hand.

  • Participate in industry forums

There are plenty of discussion forums online in various niches. Create an account on them and announce your presence to other members. That way, if someone is not satisfied of your customer service, they can contact you on the forum to resolve the issue, rather than making a public post about it. Furthermore, being present on online forums can give you the opportunity to interact with current and potential customers as well as business partners who might be posting questions related to your company.

  • Be present in social media sites

Even if you just create a simple page with your company description and your contact information, it can provide your customers with another avenue to contact you should something go wrong. It also provides you with a quick way to get in touch with customers who are not satisfied about something related to your business.

  • Delegate tasks if you don’t have time for them

If you run a larger business that gets many customers each day, it could be quite time consuming to keep checking on consumer advocacy sites, social networks and discussion forums regularly and respond to any posts. Therefore, you can assign this task to a worker who will be responsible for managing the customer service aspect of your online presence and who will forward any particular problems to you so that you can take action to resolve them.

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What Offers To Promote With Yahoo Answers


We’ve seen that you can use Yahoo Answers in order to get some free traffic to your website. But some people wonder whether it is the right place for them to get traffic for THEIR site. Let’s take a look at what types of offers or products that you can successfully promote using them.

Affiliate/CPA offers.

This is the main thing that online marketers do to earn money: push some affiliate offers. You can get traffic to your offers by using Yahoo Answers, but you need to do it the right way. First, don’t post affiliate links on Yahoo Answers. Doing so will rapidly get you banned, as remember, it is not a place to advertise, but rather to share useful information. Therefore, you will need to build a landing page and get a domain name for your site. A $0.99 .info domain will do here.

Now, what kind of offers will do well here? While some people have had success with offers that require a credit card or a purchase, I have noticed that offers which simply require the person to sign up for a site or fill out information do better.

For example, if you are targeting the “make money online” niche, you have some options. You could build a simple, one or two page site that gives information on various paid survey opportunities and insert your affiliate links there. When you answer the question, provide some useful information about how online surveys work and how they can make some easy money and then send the reader to your site in order to compare various survey sites. You could also build a landing page for a free biz opp offer and send the reader there. You get $2 – $5 for every person that fills out the form.

There are other niches for you to explore as well. Many people ask questions about how much car insurance costs or how to get a student loan. There are plenty of pay per lead offers which are related to these niches. Just answer the askers question, and then tell them that “you found this site” which lets them compare car insurance quotes or get proposals for student loans, etc. Try out various types of offers and see what converts best.

No matter what you do, do not simply spam your website link all over the place. You should appear as a genuine participant in Yahoo Answers. Ask questions yourself. Answer some questions in other niches without linking to any website.

You could do this in about 1 or 2 hours each day. But if you want to save time, you can always hire a freelancer to answer the questions and participate for you. There are plenty of people who would be willing to do the work for you for a small amount, such as $0.25 per answer they post on the site.

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Getting Started In Online Writing – Part 1

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Getting Started In Online Writing – Part 1


If you think you have what it takes to become an online freelance writer and want to get started, then read on. I will give you some advice on how to get started and to build up your income over time.

The first thing that you need to take into consideration when you get started is the amount of money that you will make. There are a few products out there which claim that you can make $150 – $300 or more each day by writing online. This claim is similar to those of websites that claim you can make $500 a day pushing affiliate products on Google Adwords. It is not a lie: yes, you CAN make these amounts. And yes, some people do make several hundreds of dollars each day writing online. However, it would be VERY rare for you to make such amounts from the beginning, unless you already have significant experience in writing (say in journalism or magazines) and have contacts that can get you high paying jobs. So don’t quit your day job just yet.

Much like in many “creative” industries such as cinema and graphic design, those who start out usually get the lower paying jobs. But how do you get some jobs to start your career?

Well, you basically have four choices where to look for work: online writing sites, internet marketing forums, freelancing sites and other sources such as classified ads. Each of them have some unique advantages and drawbacks. Let’s have a look:

Online writing sites.

These are places such as Textbroker, Helium and Constant Content. The way they operate is relatively simple: some allow you to accept orders from customers and start writing, while on others you will write articles about certain topics and wait until a client purchases them. Depending on the site that you work with, you may be required to either submit samples of your previous work or pass a writing test.

Advantages:

  • Many of these sites offer a lot of work and writing on various niches.
  • In most cases you will be sure that you will be paid as long as the work is done correctly.
  • May allow you to get repeat orders from the same client.
  • The pay per article is relatively decent when compared to other places to get work. However, bear in mind that this means you must submit articles which are always of the best quality.

Disadvantages:

  • Payment is usually not immediate. Certain sites pay you every two weeks, some once a month.
  • Could be difficult to get accepted if you do not have previous writing experience, as some places ask you to submit a CV along with a portfolio of your previous work.

Check back tomorrow for more information on where you can find online article writing work, as well as some advice on how you can maximize the amount of your earnings in a short amount of time.

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How To Place Your Affiliate Links

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How To Place Your Affiliate Links


Unfortunately some of the best ways to place affiliate links involve black hat methods, we will cover one of these methods but are mostly interested in how to place you links using all white hat methods (the two in this article are enough to build a successful affiliate career that is completely white hat).

Linking in eBooks

It is no secret that people on the internet love ebooks, however most beginning internet marketers become suspicious after their first few “Sell this ebook on forums” ebooks that they purchase.  Avoid and reshape this mentality by creating (or buying the rights for) ebooks and giving them away for free, now this activity might seem counterintuitive “How can I make money by giving stuff away?” but it is truly ingenious. What you are looking to do is create an ebook about how to make money online using different products, explain the overwhelmingly positive benefits of each of these products and each time you mention the product place it as a hyperlink with your affiliate link as the target.  You can use this technique with all sorts of different niches and some say targeting niches that are not internet marketing are more profitable because people tend to not be expecting affiliate links (did you know the average person does not know that there is any such thing as an affiliate link?).

Article Marketing

This technique will again be focusing on giving people free content and sneaking in your affiliate links. While article marketing can be sort of a shot in the dark, it is a nice way to put some of you links out on the internet and never have to think about them again. Your goal in article marketing is the same as with writing an ebook, provide quality content and advice that causes the user to realize they really need the products in the book, then put your affiliate links and the targets for the product hyperlinks. Article marketing is a much faster way to get your affiliate links out to the world.

Craigslist

This one is definitely blackhat, so only read ahead if you have no problems scamming ordinary everyday people out of their money.  One of the best ways to work affiliate links into craigslist is in the jobs section, when searching for jobs people are nearly as desperate as ever and will go to great lengths to get a job. Another excellent way is in the for sale section, you can actually get away with posting straight affiliate links to Amazon and surprisingly people will purchase through your link! Again, these methods are blackhat and can get you flagged on craigslist.

That’s all there is to it, it takes a little bit of work and patience once you have the links placed, but the internet is a big place and over time you will start seeing sales rolling in via your affiliate links.

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Finding the Perfect Affiliate Product

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Finding the Perfect Affiliate Product


No matter how good your sales page is or how much excellent content you write people will not buy a product through you if it is not worth their time. Follow the below tips to learn how to choose products that will not only convert sales, but will make you proud to be an affiliate.

What would you buy?
The easiest way to choose affiliate products or judge whether or not a product is worth while is to put yourself in the shoes of the buyer and decide whether or not you would want to buy the product in question. This can be challenging if you are not interested in your niche, but that is why so many people online suggest only choosing niches you are interested in. Ask yourself these questions when looking at affiliate products. Does it look like it can solve the problem? Products are created to solve problems, so if a product does not look like it could fulfill this calling, it is worthless. Is it priced competitively? This one is pretty obvious, without some phenomenal marketing most people will not purchase a product for $50 when they can get the same thing somewhere else for $5. Will it get returned? Even though you do not have to deal with customer complaints and returns as an affiliate, you commission is taken when a customer returns a product. If you are only promoting fishy products, be prepared to see a lot of returns.

What can you sell?
Selling is approximately 500% easier if you know what you are talking about (this goes back to the whole “knowing your niche” idea). It is imperative to affiliate a product that you either know about or can pay other people to know about for you (outsource the writing). If you do not know anything about medical supplies but are looking to affiliate every product in an In-Home medical supply store, you are in for some hard work and most likely a lot of disappointment.

Who does it appeal to?
Analyzing your customer demographics is important, if you are selling to 16 year old boys you probably will not make many sales, they do not have any money and their parents are probably getting tired of buying stuff for them. Cute 5 year old girls on the other hand can be an excellent market, even though they do not have any money themselves, their parents do and every parent wants more than anything else in the world to give their 5 year old daughter whatever they want.

In conclusion, when choosing an product to sell do not choose the first product that pops up in your niche or has the highest grav, sit down and ask each of these questions about your product and think hard about the answers, this short exercise will greatly benefit your affiliate sales.

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