Does Your Affiliate Marketing Strategy Suck?

Make money online with Videos

Bad Affiliate Marketing StrategyAs you know, I talk a lot about affiliate marketing on this blog.  It’s how I make the bulk of my income – So I know it’s a profitable business model. 

Unfortunately some people aren’t successful when they try it.  In this guest post, Jeevan shows how a bad affiliate marketing strategy might be holding you back…

Do you know why people like affiliate marketing? Because it is one of the best ways to make money through Internet.

Affiliate marketing was once the easiest way to make money online. But, things have changed now. If you really want to succeed today, you have to work (there is no easy way!)

With more people competing, with more people wanting to make money in less than a(n) hour. It is really hard. But, fear not. There is a good news to everyone who is starting out with affiliate marketing.

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Freelance Contractors – An Internet Marketer’s Best Friend

Grow an Internet Business

Grow an Internet BusinessI’m a firm believer in the power of outsourcing.  Simply put, don’t try to do everything yourself.  Instead, stick to what YOU do best and hire someone else to handle your ‘weak areas.’

In today’s guest post, Bruce Stevens shows how to hire a freelance contractor.  This article will help you tackle the painful process of finding the right person for your Internet business.

When your Internet business is on ‘auto pilot’ and everything is running smoothly you are perhaps comfortable going it alone.

However, when you want to see accelerated and sustainable growth you are going to need a staff of workers to support you.

It can be quite costly, and not really practical to keep staff on the payroll all the time, just to help with sudden growth.

But there is a viable alternative which is cost effective, and ideal for  almost anyone involved in all facets of Internet Marketing; hiring freelance contractors.

Two examples of an Internet Marketer’s growth acceleration would be;

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Google I Love You! (Google I Hate You)

Google Pagerank Update

Google Pagerank UpdateLet me be the first to welcome our new Google overlords and masters.

Let’s face it, Google is everywhere.  Google is into everything.  Soon enough they shall create Google America, Google Australia and Google England (etc.).

The (not so) secret Google plan to dominate the world is beginning to come to fruition.  Is it time to just bow to the inevitable?

There are three aspects of the Google plan to dominate the world I would like to discuss.  The Google PageRank Update, The Google +1 Button and the Google + (plus) social network.

Let’s start with the general love/hate relationship I have with the Big G.

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How to Become a Better Salesperson

How to Become a Better SalespersonAdarsh details an important fact in this guest post.  If you want to succeed online, you need to know how to sell.  Read this article to learn how to improve upon this invaluable skill.

If you are into online business, you need to sell. No exceptions. Period.

I’m going to assume that you either blog with the hopes of making money or have a business that will make profits. Whichever the case is, you need to sell. We are all salesman in the “internet lifestyle” world.

Some professions, no matter how important they are, always tend to have a negative aura surrounding them. Marketing and sales is one such career where you tend to be perceived as a person trying to cheat the buyer in any way possible.

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How to Chain an Elephant: Breaking the Shackles We’ve Placed on Ourselves

It’s been awhile since I’ve published a guest post.  So I’m really excited about today’s post from Danny Iny who runs a marketing training program site.  Here he talks about an important lesson that can increase your motivation.  I’ve found it’s hard to achieve success when you don’t have the proper mindset.  So check out Danny’s article and learn a simple way to accomplish more with your Internet business.

Elephants are pretty powerful creatures.

They weigh in at as much as 24,000 pounds, and stand as high as thirteen feet tall.

Their trunks are agile enough to pick up a single blade of grass, and strong enough to rip branches off of a tree.

Despite their enormous power, elephants can be chained. It doesn’t seem to make sense – what chain is strong enough to hold an elephant who struggles to break it?

The answer is a small one: a small chain fastened to a metal collar around the elephant’s foot is attached to a wooden peg nailed into the ground. This holds the elephant so strongly that it doesn’t ever struggle to break free.

There is an elephant inside each of us – an inspired being of enormous power and capability. And just like the elephants that we might see in a circus, our internal elephants are also put in chains.

How does this happen?

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18 Ways To Use Simple Ebooks To Leverage your Online Business

Ways to use your Ebook

Today we have a guest post Paul Wolfe.  Paul talks about things near and dear to my heart.  E-Books.  More importantly, he talks about all the things you can do with an eBook once you have taken the time and effort to create one.  It is all about maximizing your effort.

With an amazing 18 things you can do with an eBook once you have completed it, this post should give you even more reasons to get going on your masterpiece.  Thanks Paul, take it away….Ways to use your Ebook

The eBook is dead – long live the eBook!

You may have heard exaggerated reports of the eBook’s apparent demise in your trawls around the old Interwebz.  Those reports have been grossly exaggerated – and whilst it’s true that in some markets the focus has switched to higher value content (e.g Video), not only is the eBook not dead.  But it’s gaining in popularity.

Although Amazon are notoriously tight-lipped in giving specific sales information, they were reporting Kindle books outselling hardcovers by 2 to 1 in May 2010.  And analysts predict that for 2011 Amazon will actually generate more revenue from Kindle book sales, than from sales of the readers.

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The 8 Step Guide to Creating & Launching Your First Ebook the Successful Way

Today we have a guest post by Moon Hussain.   I like it because it talks about one of my favorite subjects – Writing an eBook.  As you know, I’m always harping on about the importance of offering a free lead magnet.  I recommend reading Moon’s post because goes into a step-by-step action plan for completing an eBook and offering it to your audience.  Enjoy!

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Stop Playing Affiliate Marketing Frogger And See Real Results

You definitely want to check out today’s guest post by Robert Dempsey.  Today he gives specific step-by-step detail about how to succeed with affiliate marketing if you’re just starting out.  This isn’t one of those theory posts.  Instead Robert pulls from his own persona experiences and provides an awesome tutorial.

There are many ways to go about affiliate marketing, but what actually works? By now you’ve more than likely seen the marketing videos with ClickBank earnings promising tons of cash if you follow this method or that. So you try them, perhaps you try all of them.

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Two Questions (Three Words) for Every Problem

Today we have a guest post courtesy of Brenton Russell of Uncork Your Mind.  While he’s a relative newcomer in the lifestyle design niche, I’ve enjoyed a lot of the articles on his blog.  In this post, Brenton talks about two simple questions you should ask whenever you face an obstacle.  You’ll definitely want to check this out, because this gives an actionable process you can use whenever you face a difficult challenge…

If you’ve ever seen the show ‘Jeopardy’ you’d know that in order to win you just need to ask the right questions.  Like the game show when you encounter challenges, uncertainty or new information in life if you ask the right questions the way forward becomes apparent.

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How to Increase Your Affiliate Sales in 2011 with the Use of Hot Discount Coupons

Today we have a guest post by Alex Papa of Business Opportunities Expo.  This one is interesting because he discusses the importance of using coupons to drive up affiliate sales.  I’ve never tried this myself, so I learned something new while reading his article.  So be sure to take a look at what Alex has to say about discount coupons…

Coupons! We’ve all heard of them and many of us have used them when our finances hit a roadblock. If you are someone who utilizes coupons found in newspapers and magazines then you will be aware that over the long-term you can save a decent amount of money on various products. If you are not aware of what a coupon is: it is a piece of paper that contains a code that entitles you to a discount on certain products.

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5 Incredible Ways Positive Thinking Can Help You Expand Your Internet Business

Time for another guest post!  Today Steven of Very Best Software discusses how you can think and grow your Internet business.  Take it away Steven…

An average human being has over 100 new ideas going through his mind everyday. Most often people lack the ability to fine-tune those ideas and effectively explore them to their profit. Human mind is like a magnet; it draws forces from the ideal realm to contradict them with reality. This is why most internet entrepreneurs are still running the “rat race” when they should be making money in the real sense.

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