Hello again, In my previous post about Google ranking factors I told you the importance of being ranked by the major search engines and what you have to take in account to get traffic to your website. What if someone visit your website (in other words getting traffic) , how does Google “reward” you (your website)
When you have created your affiliate website; the first thing you want is that people interested in the niche you cover will find you via the major search engines. Google is the most popular and important search engine on the internet which handles at least 2 trillion searches per year. The search giant won’t say exactly
Should I use a focus keyword more than once? Let me first explain what a focus keyword is… It is the search term that you most want your page to rank for, so when people search for that keyword or phrase, they should find you. Unless you’re a high authority site and you’re already ranking
A court in Brussels has found the social media site Facebook guilty of breaching Belgium’s privacy laws. The Privacy Commission had taken Facebook to court. The judge agreed with the Privacy Commission’s view that Facebook had flouted our country’s privacy legislation. The social media sites follows its users activities by means of so-called “social-plug ins”,
Don't give up!
Maybe you’ve started your affiliate website and put effort and time into it, but it seems like you have nothing to show for it. Or, maybe you’re thinking about creating one but it seems like it’s a lot of work, it’s complicated, and to top it all off, risky.
Well, things might seem like that, but this is equally untrue as saying that affiliate marketing is easy money. The main issue is lack of trust people have in themselves and in the concept of earning passive income.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at a common reason why people give up on affiliate marketing, and why they are not true:
"I have no time or no money" you say?
Affiliate marketing is an investment. You have to build a website, create content, create an ad campaign, and all of this takes time and money. But, you don’t have to have thousands of dollars or a ton of free time to get started.
To start, you need an hour a day, if that. You need to put up a site, which can be done in a matter of hours nowadays. You need to create some initial content, and all of that could take you a few weeks if you’re doing it at a leisurely pace.
Moneywise, the only money you NEED to fork out is for your domain name which you pay around $10 per year, and hosting, which you will pay less than $10 per month. Now, it is beneficial if you have some spare cash lying around to put into your advertising campaign. Even that ad money will be partially returned from your affiliate payouts.
Yes, it’s tempting to just sit back and relax after you’ve come home from school or your regular job, but as the saying goes:
“If you really want to do something, you'll find a way. If you don't, you'll find an excuse.”
The math is simple, the more time and money you put in, the faster you will grow your business. But it is actually a good idea to start slow, until you learn the ropes.
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Luc Dermul -CEO COMLife -Circles of Online Marketers
Take responsibility for every action you take.
"Nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity." -- H. Jackson Brown, Author Passing Over Opportunities Repeatedly
Sadly, people are making these kind of P.O.O.R. decisions daily.
"My father taught me that reputation, not money, was the most important thing in the world." -- William Rosenberg, Dunkin Donuts founder
To be successful, you have to be able to relate to people; they have to be satisfied with your personality to be able to do business with you and to build a relationship with mutual trust.
"Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you're ready or not, to put this plan into action." -- Napoleon Hill, Motivational Writer
This quote speaks for himself...
"If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere." -- Frank A. Clark
There are no "Get Rich Quick" -systems, magic moneymaking buttons...to succeed one need to work ...and work hard.
"When you're riding, only the race in which you're riding is important." -- Bill Shoemaker, Jockey
Focus on what you want to achieve to be successful.
"Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Wishing is not enough; we must do." -- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, Author
If you dream of achieving great things in life, planning for making them a reality is vital to your success.
CEO COMLife - Circles of Online Marketers
Elaborating on the previous point, going mobile is now one of the most crucial affiliate marketing trends. Indeed, this is something that brands have been working on for years now, but the need to employ this strategy is not going away anytime soon. Think about the revenues associated with mobile apps.
There is a lot of room for anyone looking to get affiliated with mobile apps since publishers all over the world are looking for ways to monetize their apps. Retailers just need to keep affiliating themselves with as many publishers as possible, since you cannot have too many mobile apps endorsing your product.
The takeaway from this trend is that anyone looking to succeed in their marketing strategies needs to invest in getting traffic through mobile devices. No doubt that the leaders in the affiliate industry are making mobile conversions one of this year’s top priorities.
It is just changing and the trend today is a lot different when it was first conceptualized. Newer trends are more restricted and affiliates are now refrained from practicing link-spamming while banner displays are reduced. To me, this sounds like a good thing!
Google’s algorithm is also strict about contents as well as SEO practices and websites who fail to comply with the standards are shifted to the last part of the search results page. Banner ads are restricted simply because they are not compatible with mobile phones these days. The sizes of the images used alone are not as effective as they used to. Today banners are replaced with text links that you can find between blogs you read.
To me, it sounds like affiliate spamming is dead and that affiliate marketing is very much alive.
Want to learn the ropes of affiliate marketing? Then Circles of Online Marketers is the place to be for you.
CEO COMLife - Circles of Online Marketers
Why affiliate marketing ?
Simplistically affiliate marketing is where you as an affiliate marketer promote a service provider or distributors services or products to the public. When somebody clicks in your link and is directed to the merchant’s web site and buys from them, you get a fee on the sale.
From an affiliate entrepreneurs perspective there are numerous advantages, no managing of products or inventory, no dealing with prospects and invoices and no duty towards making the sale apart from directing the possible buyer in the proper direction.
To do so; you need professional webhosting and a domain name for a professional image of your online business.
Affiliate marketing has been a long-standing monetization strategy on the web. Infact it is a multi-million dollar business.
Promotions in the affiliate channel have a positive impact on an advertiser's brand reputation and loyalty.One thing is for sure: Affiliate marketing is still a viable business model.
Wanna be part of this multi-million dollar industry right now (and likely to grow.) ?
Yep it's free, only charge you a low annual fee to maintain your account and free web hosting that comes with your membership.
To Your Health,Wealth,Prosperity and Success,
CEO COMLife - Circles of Online Marketers
What is Circles of Online Marketers (in short C.O.M.)?
A community of affiliate marketers that strives for continuous growth of our business partners to become a strategic and successful entrepreneur online.
Free to join ; we only charge an annual administration fee of € 10 to maintain your account and the free web hosting that comes with your membership.
Our motto : Internet Marketing A Helping Business!
What C.O.M. is looking for?
For each country we seek only one IAM. (except Belgium as that is already taken) You need to be a resident of that country.
You are already active in affiliate marketing for at least a year.(part time or full time)
You can write and speak in English and your native language.
As an IAM you will bring in members; no matter what country they are from as C.O.M. works worldwide.
You will moderate and be active in the forum.(your country section)
What will you get as IAM?
Full membership with all benefits at no cost.
For each person that joins C.O.M. for free and pays his/hers annual fee through your affiliate link you get 50% commission.
BONUS 1 = 100 new members/month through your affiliate link = 10% extra commission on total.
BONUS 2 = 500 new members/quarter = 5% extra commission on total
SUPER BONUS = PROFIT SHARE = C.O.M. has 20% shares which will be given to the top 5 IAM’s (each will get 4%)
This is a one time bonus that can be earned after a year of working with C.O.M. (First come first serve basis)
For each person (that joined through your affiliate link) that renews his annual membership by paying his administration fee you will get 50% commission (will not count for bonuses)
Forum moderation = € 10 a month
Writing for blog = € 10 per article
Create/update lessons = € 10 per lesson
And much more…
C.O.M. pays out weekly (threshold of € 50)
What will it cost you?
Nothing! Only the time and effort you put in to make this a success.
Are you the long lasting partner that C.O.M. is looking for?
Click the button below and fill in the form to start hiring process
(The selected ones will get a contract)
CEO COMLife - Circles of Online Marketers
With the economy the way it is right now, new online entrepreneurs are looking for ways to save money in their startup costs. Everyone seems to be looking for free web hosting but they really don’t understand the cost to their business by doing this.
When you use free web hosting, your URL (the web link for you website) will look something like this: http://Is-Free-webhosting-really-free.blogspot.com/
In the example above blogspot.com is the company providing the free hosting.
If this is a business blog or website, it doesn’t give the appearance that you are serious about your business.
For a more professional image of your business, it would be prudent of you to invest in a domain name and some professional hosting.
At some point your website/blog will outgrow the features offered by free web hosting providers.
If you move from free web hosting to your own domain with paid web hosting you don’t have the capability to upload a .htaccess file to redirect the search engines and visitors to your new web hosting space. To let the search engines know you have moved you use instructions in the .htaccess file to 301 permanently redirect them to your new location.
Also, you cannot use a .htaccess instruction to permanently redirect your visitors and search engines when you delete a page within your site.
After years of building your website/blog on free webhosting, your efforts will be lost and you will have to start over, from scratch.
Another problem with free web hosting is that you will not be able to use custom error pages. Error pages are used by the web server to show the visitor there has been an error. For example, a 404 error is shown when a page is not found within the webspace. On a free web hosting space the visitor will be shown the web hosting company’s stock error page and give no direction as to how to find what it was they were looking for. A confused visitor will just leave.
With the right paid web hosting account, you can provide a custom error page for each type of error. This gives the visitor comfort that they are not lost (especially if they are a novice web surfer) when the error page is formatted to match your site and provides help on how what happened and how to find what it is they are looking for.
When using a free web hosting service there is no guarantee that they will stick around. A some point, even large providers of free hosting decide to pack it in.
Case in point: Yahoo! has decided to close their 360 service on July 13, 2009. They have also decided to close GeoCities free web hosting service.
Ok, paid web hosting companies don’t last forever either but, if you have a web hosting account where you are able to download your whole site, then you are covered. You have a backup of your site that you can upload to a new hosting company and get back up and running quickly. You should backup your website each time you make a change anyways.
Free web hosting accounts have limits on what you can and cannot do. You are limited to the features provided by the service.
Some paid web hosting accounts have limits too. If you create a checklist before signing up for the account then you will be aware of the limits of the plan. These limitations are generally less confining that those at free web hosting service providers.
Last but not least....a fair warning of Google :
"…If a free hosting service begins to show patterns of spam, we make a strong effort to be granular and tackle only spammy pages or sites. However, in some cases, when the spammers have pretty much taken over the free web hosting service or a large fraction of the service, we may be forced to take more decisive steps to protect our users and remove the entire free web hosting service from our search results…." Read more
I could go on and on ...but these few reasons I gave should already ring a bell with you.
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- Have a website/blog
While most successful affiliate marketers have a website or blog, you don't actually need one (although I'd recommend it)
- Choose a niche
Focus on niches when finding and promoting a product. If you already have a website or blog, that can be your niche.
- Research potential affiliate products and services
Those that fit in your niche or with your website.Don't simply choose a program for profit potential. Check out the program to insure it's quality and that it has a good reputation for taking care of its customers as well as its affiliates.
- Determine how you'll promote the affiliate products.
As mentioned, the easiest way is through a website or blog. Other successful affiliate marketers set up a squeeze page designed to build an email list, and then promote affiliate products to subscribers. Of course, you're list should provide other non-sales information as people don't want to be sold all the time.
Begin sharing your website, blog, squeeze page or affiliate links (f.e. social media)
- Because you're making money from home...
You need to look into making your business legal by checking out the business licensing and business laws in your area.
7.Learn internet marketing while on the go.
Circles of Online Marketers is a free platform for those that want to learn affiliate marketing. (you only pay a low annual administration fee to maintain your account and free web hosting that comes with your membership)
- To conclusion
There are "gurus" and programs that suggest affiliate marketing is a set-it-and-forget-it system to turn the Internet into a cash machine. While affiliate marketing can be done part-time, it's not automatic. It requires research and a plan. You have to know and understand your target market, and continue to do things to reach them so they can click on your affiliate links.
Affiliate marketing is a lot of work, and in most situations there's a lot of competition so you're not going to be bringing in money immediately. Thinking that all you need do is setup a site and choose a product related to your websites topic (niche) to affiliate with and then just let it run its course….then you’re wrong!
The affiliate marketing business relies on fostering relationships.
You foster these relationships by:
Updating your content regularly to keep things new and fresh.
Getting traffic to your website and monetizing it.
Building a list by offering something valuable to your website visitors in return for their email address in order for you to build a list of subscribers that are potential buyers.
Desire: Do the products or services you are considering promoting really stand out? Will they convert visitors into sales? Would you purchase it yourself? If you answer no to either of these questions it might not be a product for you.
Enjoy it! Affiliate marketing should be enjoyable and you have the flexibility to work when you want, where you want, and on whatever niche you want.
This is not a get rich quick scheme. You shouldn't expect to put up a website tonight and wake up in the morning with your first cheque; affiliate marketing is not a get rich quick scheme and does involve work.
I've seen affiliates from all walks of life, based all around the world and with completely different skill sets, but the one thing they all have in common is, dedication to their sites.
Want to learn the ropes of affiliate marketing ? Join Circles of Online Marketers for free ( yep really is, only charge you an annual administration fee of € 10 to maintain your account and your free web hosting that comes with your membership)