Hey Guy’s and Gal’s,
In the last article we spoke about the 5 Ways to succeed in Affiliate Marketing and this next article will help drive traffic to your affiliate offers. Enjoy.
7 Ways to Drive Laser-Targeted Traffic
An affiliate marketer may have all the things needed for him to be able to succeed in a business such as affiliate marketing. He may have the necessary drive, diligence and perseverance to be able to understand how the system works. He may have all the tools necessary in maintaining the business, including a really unique and interesting website which could earn him a fortune if only the whole world could see it. However, all these would prove useless if he does not know how to drive traffic to his website. His business would sink into oblivion together with all the sales, fortune and dreams that he might have realized if he only knew how to do this particular task. Continue reading
Hey Guy’s and Gal’s,
Sorry for the wait on my posts, I’ve been a little under the weather the past few days.
With all the holiday food, I feel like a beached whale.
Now let’s get down to today’s post.
Now everyone knows that mobile devices are all the craze these days, with Smart Phones, iPhones, and even just your regular cell phone. Nowadays it seems that everyone is using the internet via some kind of mobile device.
Now did you know…
1-Smart phone sales are projected to out perform global pc sales within 3 years
2-Mobile web adoption is growing 8X faster than the equivalent point 10 yrs ago for the desktop
3-Half of new internet connections are from mobile devices
Now those are some pretty inpressive stats (which I got from a friend over at DrivingTraffic.com)
Watch the video below to hear a recent talk from the Mobile World Congress about just how important mobile is becoming…
You can’t ignore this for much longer! When mobile becomes #1, many of you will be wondering what the heck happened
to your click-through and conversion rates.
There are definitely changes to be made for the emerging mobile market, and I for one will make sure that I stay ahead of the curve on it.
Confession is the first step to growth, so leave a comment and let me know if you are or aren’t making your business mobile
ready. Be honest! Comment Below!
Hey Guy’s and Gal’s,
I recently got a email from Chris Pambos, that really hit home when it comes your business, and your personal life for that matter. If your finding that people are trying to dictate how you should run your business, or there saying something to the affect that, you can’t do it that way, what the video below, and then run with it.
Take your “bull” by the horns. Don’t let anyone stand in the way of your success.
I’d love to here your take on the matter.
Have a wonderful day.
Hey Guy’s & Gal’s,
We’re making a change in the scope of our services. For many years I’ve been working behind the scenes in website design and development and it has been a very interesting ride to say the least.
But I have noticed a continuing trend that has been emerging over the last year and that trend is Personal Branding. You can learn more my visiting my main website and filling out your email address on my new mailing list. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at what you’ll see.
Though I will still be offering my website design services, which include custom wordpress themes, and custom twitter backgrounds I will be switching gears to a more personal relationship with you. To help you build brand awareness for you and your business.
I have noticed that since the start of this blog I have been moving in that direction. Let me explain why.
I have tried very diligently to promote my services for the past few years following all the techniques mentioned by all the guru’s and so called masters of the trade. But low and behold, all the methods that I have tried have failed miserably. So, to make a long story short, I went with my gut instinct and started a different approach.
And all of this is described in detail when you subscribe to my newsletter on my main website.
Many people throughout history, and I did a lot of research on this topic, started their conquest by first being a real person. What I mean by this is, they first started by creating a personal connection with other people on a very simplistic level. No fluff, no hype, just down to earth communication.
All to often, in the pursuit of attaining wealth, we lose sight of this. Then we wonder why we don’t make any money online.
In the coming articles we’ll dig into the personal touch, become real, and get down to the nitty gritty on how we can build that personal relationship with our readers and future customers.
Because when it comes right down to it, it is all about how people perceive you, and then the value that you provide. It has nothing to do with the product or service that you offer. Though some people may disagree with this statement. It really holds true. If you provide the “Real You” and not some phony make believe persona, then people will be more apt to consider your product or service.
I hope that you will join me on this journey.
I would also, love to hear what you have to say about what I’ve mentioned in this post about Personal Branding, and get your thoughts.
Until next time
What are you doing for your business?
-by Timothy Caron
Hey Guy’s and Gal’s, I know that the title of this article is not very profound, but it get’s to the heart of the matter.
What are YOU doing for your business? Are you marketing products as an affiliate? Are you marketing your own product or service? What ever it may be, are you doing it effectively?
What are your core marketing values, that shape the way, that you are being perceived?
Did you know, that your core values shape who you are and the way others perceive you and your product or service.
In a seminar by Tony Robins back in February 2006 in Monterrey California, talks about what drives you to do what you do, and how we can do it better.
I’d like you to take a few moments to watch this video (if you haven’t already) and ask yourself what are you doing in your business, and what can you do to make it better. Continue reading
Online Scams: How To Spot Them
-by Timothy Caron
Hey Guy’s and Gal’s, lately we’ve been talking a lot about the Phishing Scams on Twitter, but this is just the tip of the iceberg. There are many more scams out there than we can shake a stick at.
With the unemployment rate at an all time high, many of us are looking to the internet in finding that job that will provide for our families. But beware, there are scammers in the Work Online arena as well. Below is a brief article that may help you spot the hustlers.
Work Online Scams.
There is always the possibility of scams in almost any kind of job, yet, it seems that online jobs are easier to scam these days. If you are vulnerable, you will easily fall for their promises, rewards, and easy hiring procedure, which all turn out to be empty. The presence of these online job scams, unfortunately, makes finding the real jobs rather hard. This is because scammers have defined more sophisticated schemes to make their phony online jobs appear legitimate. And usually, you only find that out come payment time. So how do you avoid such working online scams? How can you tell an online job is genuine or is a mere scam?
Here are some of the warning signs of online job scams. If you spot any of them in your potential job, trash it. You might be looking at a scam.
1. Asks for money. If a potential employer charges fees for more job and company information, start-up kit, training, software, or hiring you, it is most likely a scam. In the first place, you are not supposed to give money to an employer; it’s the other way around.
2. Describes itself as legitimate. If what is said about a job is more on its legitimacy but less on the company, pay, nature, and other important details, beware. This is probably just one of the marketing strategies.
3. Promises big and quick cash. Forget the job that says, “Get rich quick. Earn $1000 weekly.” Or anything of that sort. The truth is, no job can promise you fast financial success. It takes time. It takes hard labor. Such claims are typical to scams.
4. Requires no experience or skill at all. A real job needs to be done by qualified individuals. If an employer says there is little effort on your part, forget it. A legitimate employer wouldn’t entrust an important job to unreliable people. It would be a waste of their money.
5. Comes from an unsolicited email. A job posting you know you haven’t applied to and which appears in an unsolicited email message is most often a scam. Coming from an unsolicited email message, in itself, is quite suspicious.
6. Has a questionable website. A legitimate company normally provides complete contact details in its website. The absence of which might be an indicative it is a scam. If it also tells less about the company history, nature, and what it stands for, be careful.
What to do
The rule of thumb when looking for legitimate online jobs is to do a thorough research. If you find a company rather dubious, look it up in the web by typing the company name and the word “scam” in the search box. The search results can tell you whether a company is reputable.
You can also contact the employer. Ask for important details about the job such as the salary, mode of payment, and other job details not mentioned in the ad post. If the response is somewhat shady, you may want to skip that job out. An employer can tell all the job details upfront if it is legitimate.
To be more assured of the legitimacy of the job, you can ask for a list of references. It should include the company’s employees and contractors. Inquire from them how it is working for the company. Their responses should help you determine whether a job is a scam. Remember, you need to be very careful and decisive when taking on a potential job, as working online scams are growing in number.
If you know of any other ideas that you could offer our readers, please let us know by giving us your thoughts below.
Until next time have a wonderful day.
FTC Changes policies on Endorsements
-by Timothy Caron
Hey Guy’s and Gal’s
In a recent article posted by the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) it’s been stated that rules have changed when it comes to Testimonial and Celebrity Endorsements.
Under the revised Guides, advertisements that feature a consumer and convey his or her experience with a product or service as typical when that is not the case will be required to clearly disclose the results that consumers can generally expect. In contrast to the 1980 version of the Guides – which allowed advertisers to describe unusual results in a testimonial as long as they included a disclaimer such as “results not typical” – the revised Guides no longer contain this safe harbor.
This I believe will curtail a lot of misinformation when it comes to products that we purchase online, and force many marketers to start being more realistic in their promotional efforts.
Those testimonials that you see on many websites will now have to convey the relationship between the the person giving the testimonial and the person selling the product, to avoid deceptive practices.
What’s your take?
Do you use testimonials on your website? And how will this change the way you do business online?
Until next time, have a wonderful day.
Have you been infected?
- by Timothy Caron
Hey Guy’s and Gal’s, Tim he with an update for those of you who host your own WordPress Blog.
In recent months many people have become infected with a worm that very cleverly post malware and spam to some wordpress blogs who use older versions of wordpress before 2.8.4.
Jennifer from CNET news has more…
WordPress blogs falling prey to worm
A worm is circulating that can post malware and spam to some WordPress blogs using outdated versions of the blogging software, according to a post by Matt Mullenweg, founding developer of WordPress.
The vulnerability allowing the attack was discovered August 11, at which point WordPress encouraged users to upgrade to version 2.8.4. However, many people have yet to upgrade, and reports online indicate the worm is making dubious progress by the hour.
The worm does not affect the current version 2.8.4 and the one prior to it. And it only affects people who host their own WordPress blog. Blogs hosted on WordPress.com are unaffected.
Users can find upgrade links and instructions here. WordPress has also posted an FAQ for people who think their blog has been hacked.
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Until next time, have a wonderful day.