Affiliate Marketing News November 2015

October 2015 Affiliate Marketing News

November 30, 2015

Eccentric Habits Of The Genius – 

“There’s a fascinating link between geniuses and eccentric behavior. Einstein picked cigarette butts off the street and used the tobacco for his pipe; Benjamin Franklin sat naked in front of a window every morning and let the air circulate over his body. He called it an “air bath”...”

Blogging Your Way To Affiliate Sales

“Hey blogger. Are you having trouble making money on your blog?

Or maybe you are getting customers or clients and you’d like another income stream. Well, whatever it is, you’re interested in making money with affiliate marketing. So, you’ve come to the right place…”

November 29, 2015

How To Get More Out Of WordPress

“WordPress is a blogging tool in the Internet world today. It has a greater impact on the Internet marketing world like no other. It can seem daunting to understand WordPress; however, but solid information helps a great deal. Keep reading for some WordPress tips you can get the most out of WordPress...”

All About Native Ads

“If you’re an affiliate marketer and living somewhere other than a yurt on the remote steppe (or possibly even then), you’ll be aware of the escalating hype around native advertising. Native ads are being variously touted as the future of advertising, the holy grail of marketing, and a threat to both journalism and the institution of the advertising agency. Sounds pretty interesting, right?…”

November 28, 2015

Why Online Businesses Are So Awesome

“I was going through some of my YouTube video and realized that there are few that I haven’t posted on the blog. That happens once in a while since I don’t always time the videos to the blog. However, this video should have been posted. I guess it’s better late than never...”

The Future Of Private Blog Networks

“Last month I attended a small, not incredibly popular SEO conference in Vegas. It’s not one of “the big ones” because a number of the speakers were “black hats”, hackers, and other oft considered “unsavory” folk.

One of the talks that stuck with me was a guy who talked about his strategies for buying expired domains and building private blog networks. And he provided me a takeaway I’d like to share with you.

This post is about private blog networks. Buying expired domains with certain criteria, in order to build links to your sites. It’s a “black hat” technique. Google doesn’t like it. But it does still work…”

November 26 & 27, 2015  Happy Thanksgiving

November 25, 2015

Simple Editing Tricks To Boost Your Content

“Let’s compare bland content to plain bread.

Plain content bread isn’t going to build an authority sandwich for your business; it’s fairly easy to produce and many other places offer it.

Editing and proofreading are the peppercorn-crusted turkey and applewood-smoked bacon you need to layer on top of your plain content bread…”

How To Build Your Online List Offline

“Your website isn’t the only place you connect with new people.

You interact with others at conferences, your cash register, or even the grocery store (you know the longer those lines get, the sooner friendships and networking opportunities are forged)…”

November 24, 2015

Seven Unsurprising Ways Online Entrepreneurs Make Money

“Nowadays there’s all this talk about building online businesses but, for the most part, the experts forget to leave out the most important details! This makes most of the concepts NEBULOUS at best.

When it’s all said and done, most beginners have the same basic question: “How do I actually make money?..”

How To Spark Sales With Your Content

“An infographic...”

November 23, 2015

How To Generate More Leads With Killer Content

“Before we dive into our seven content marketing campaign ideas that will generate more leads for your business, let’s first talk about the basics of content marketing.

A thorough understanding of the meaning of content marketing is essential before we dive into content marketing campaigns and strategy behind them…”

The $5000 Affiliate Marketing Scam

“Affiliate Marketing is a weird little world.

It’s a great way to make a living and I’m glad I found it. But it definitely has some downsides as well.

I’ve seen a lot of weird stuff go down behind the scenes during my time here. And luckily, I’ve been able to avoid the big disasters. I did however get caught up in a scam once, when a guy told me about a “Dream Opportunity” and then ran off with all of my cash…”

November 22, 2015

7 Time Management Hacks

“Working for a company whose product is focused on the activation of influencers I can tell you I have seen the good, the bad, and the ugly. Just to show a few of the low points I have highlighted the 7 deadly sins of influencer marketing. Hopefully knowing these will help you avoid the common pitfalls that many companies face when trying to build, leverage, and activate influencers…”

Why Social Media Is More Important Than Ever

“Most of you probably have a Facebook / Twitter / Instagram and many other social accounts, but how many of you actually get business out of it? Do you just use it to mess around and keep up with your friends or does it increase your bottom line?..”

November 21, 2015

7 Time Management Hacks

“I don’t know about you, but my calendar is one of the most valuable tools I use.

Between calls, meetings, lunches, trainings, outings, and events, I rely on my calendar to keep me organized — and sane. Trouble is, sometimes things can get a little messy. Whether I’ve overbooked myself or forgotten to make important updates, there are times when my schedule could certainly use a facelift...”

5 Powerful Books You Should Read –

“Quiz time: Can you name Newton’s first law of motion?

No? (Don’t feel bad, I had to look it up, too.)

Newton declared, “Every object in a state of uniform motion tends to remain in that state of motion unless an external force is applied to it…”

November 20, 2015

How To Speed Up Your Web Hosting Speeds In India

“For many businesses in India, there is a tendency to put projects online and onto servers that are hosted within the USA or the UK. However, the problem with choosing these ‘premium’ services is that users back in India will suffer from a much lower connection speed that never before…”

Where The Affluent Live In The US

“When using a broad brush, it’s easy to guess that the wealthiest people in America live in a financial center like New York City, a political powerhouse like Washington, D.C., or an oil city like Houston.

But when The Business Journals decided to look at where the most affluent Americans live, we wanted more detail, so we drilled down to find the towns, villages, bedroom communities — even neighborhoods — where the wealthiest live…”

November 19, 2015

How Are The Super-Affluent Are Spending Their Money

“Being rich isn’t what it was. If it doesn’t pulse with digital life, tell time with style, provide a soft night’s slumber or get you elegantly drunk, the ultra-affluent just aren’t spending on it.  Or they’re not spending as much…”

Super-Cool Free Online Visual Design Content Tools

“Who doesn’t love free stuff?

If I can find a free tool to do something I’d otherwise have to pay for in my marketing, I’m going to try the free one first. As long as I can achieve the same quality result from the free tool, there’s no need to waste budget…”

November 18, 2015

How To Improve Your Email Deliverability

“Email deliverability should be a top priority for every email marketer. After all, you can’t be successful at email marketing unless your emails are reaching your subscribers’ inboxes.

The best way to improve and maintain your email deliverability is by keeping a clean and healthy email list. List hygiene (as we like to call it) needs to be a frequent and consistent habit for every email marketer…”

Why Your Gut Can Improve Your Decision Making

“Being a founder of a company is a tricky career path. Unlike the typical corporate-ladder structure, there is no roadmap telling you how to run a company. But as the founder of Leadnomics, digital-marketing agency, I have learned that when the path is unknown, it is important to listen to your instincts….”

November 17, 2015

How To Launch A Business While Maintaining Your Day Job

“The light-bulb just went off. And now you have a million dollar idea. Should you quit your day job? The situation varies from individual to individual, but before you put-in your two weeks notice, weigh the pros and cons of launching a business while holding down a full-time job. I had to do this before I quit my job...”

What Is A Psychology-Based SEO Strategy?

“SEO definitely is technical; but the strategies that are used needn’t be so. These in fact relate more to human behavior. SEO is not about you; it is about your clients. Bragging and boasting about your accomplishments will take you nowhere towards your organizational success. Understanding the requirements of your customers and catering to them in the best way possible should be your focus. You have to devise a SEO strategy that is based on psychology...”

November 16, 2015

How To Scale Social Media As A Solo Marketer

“Creating and maintaining a presence for your brand on social media can be a 24/7 job for an entire team of people. But what happens when you’re on a content team of one? How do you find time to dedicate to social media without neglecting your other responsibilities? 

That’s the position I’ve found myself in. For me, checking in on social media happens between editing articles, managing freelance writers, building gated content, optimizing our CTAs, distributing our content, and growing organic search referrals…”

Monetize Your Thank You Page

“By putting an inexpensive offer on your thank you page you can make your lead generation campaigns pay for themselves and it’s not terribly hard to do.

Here’s the formula: Paid Traffic (Facebook Ads) > Squeeze Page > Self Liquidating Offer (Inexpensive $7 Offer )…”

November 15, 2015

Swipe These Opt-In Page Headlines

“You don’t need me to tell you that a web user has a very limited attention span. Even if you are giving something away for free on your website, a powerful, catchy headline that stands out is super important. Without it, you’re unlikely to capture their attention — and without their attention, you’re not going to convert any leads...”

Free Internet Marketing Worksheets

“Here are the Cheat Sheets you get:

  • * 1-2-3 List-Building Cheat Sheet
  • * 24-Hour Product Creation Cheat Sheet
  • * Content Into Cash Cheat Sheet
  • * Hands-Free Outsourcing Cheat Sheet
  • * Simple Six-Figures Cheat Sheet
  • * Traffic Master Cheat Sheet…”

November 14, 2015

How To Grow Your Mailing List

“What is the secret to growing your mailing list like crazy overnight? One of the best ways to do this is through the use of a popup lightbox window like OptinMonster. However, as of lately, a new and FREE tool has gained the attention of many of the world’s top bloggers and it’s actually working even better than any and all previous methods used!..”

Creative Things To Do With Customer Feedback

“Today, not only is feedback nothing more than an email away, but customers actively come to you with suggestions and ideas. In fact, theylove sharing their insights with you because they understand that the more feedback they give, the better your product becomes...”

November 13, 2015

How To Create A Very Productive Home Office Environment

“Working from home is what most of us think of as the holy grail of career perks.  That’s when we actually work.  Many of us struggle with the working from home environment, since it is super easy to become distracted.  Distractions are a plenty – leftovers from last nights yummy dinner, children or pets begging to play, or even the housework that has been long over due neglected...”

Three Important Takeaways From Q3 2015 eCommerce

“It was yet another great quarter in the world of US retail e-commerce. Revenue was up by 11.8 percent year over year, and transactions increased nearly the same amount (11.6 percent) over Q3 2014.

As the leaves begin to change color and the sun begins to set on 2015, let’s take a look at some of the trends leading the way into Q4 and this year’s holiday shopping season…”

November 12, 2015

Why You Need Your Own Products

“In this new series on The Mainframe, hosts Tony Clark and Chris Garrett explore product creation as a way to build a profitable and sustainable business.

Listen in to get all the details: In this episode of The Mainframe:

  • Why products and services beat advertising as a business model
  • The middle ground of affiliate marketing, and some traps to look out for
  • Which types of products to consider, and which to avoid…”

How To Get Through Your ‘To Do’ List Today

“When it comes to productivity, most of us start each day with the best intentions. We plan on plowing through every task that comes our way with maximum energy and creativity — and minimal distractions. And, occasionally, things actually work out that way…”

November 11, 2015

Your Email Marketing Funnel On Steroids

“Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income joins host Chris Ducker on Youpreneur.FM again to talk about the biggest shift he’s made so far in 2015, the most important part of any sales process, and how to amp up your email marketing.

As business owners, we know we must make changes in our businesses — but when, why, and how do you make yours?..”

Time To Get Smart About Your Advertising?

“Advertising spending in the United States is expected to top $189 million by the end of 2015. Even if your company has a big piece of that advertising pie, you want to make sure you spend those dollars wisely. Here are some tips for getting smart about your advertising budget…”

November 10, 2015

How Creative People Succeed

“The other week, I was invited to a dinner hosted by a friend. Those attending included people I’ve admired for years. Halfway through the dinner, I silently asked myself, “How did I get here?” The answer lies in what I subsequently learned…”

Million Dollar Optimization Strategy

“Conversion optimization” and “testing” became the hottest topics on the strategic road maps of online marketing managers. But still, a lot of companies suffer from easy to solve problems that probably cost a couple of million dollars…”

November 9, 2015

10 Excellent Traffic Generating Ideas

“Every blogger will attest to this; It is very simple to create a blog. However, it is hard building it to get a sizable traffic. Any blog without traffic is not useful at all no matter the caliber of its content. It is so important to look for ways to gain traffic to your blog. May it be a corporate blog or personal blog; those seeking to monetize or to pass on information the readers through blogs must bring in web traffic first. Here are some ways you could bring in traffic…”

How To Make People Say ‘Aha!’ Along With ‘Yes’

“At MarketingExperiments, we throw around a term a lot when we create content. That term is “aha.” I think it’s an extremely helpful term for marketers to understand and employ in their marketing. But before I explain why it’s helpful, I want to first identify a serious problem in the world of marketing…”

November 8, 2015

Affiliate Marketing Commission Traps To Avoid

“Commission erosion is a subject that impacts us all in the affiliate industry yet is somehow a topic that never seems to attract much attention. It’s a curious thing because for a channel premised on being paid for conversions you’d think we’d ferociously ensure our tracking was robust, cookie overwriting was mitigated and we future-proofed our business model…”

Surprising Sleep Habits Of The Rich And Famous

“Thomas Edison thought sleep was a waste of time, preferring instead to take a series of daily power naps. So did Leonardo da Vinci. Nikola Tesla clocked about two of hours of shuteye per night. The secret to their success? Perhaps it was sleep deprivation-induced delirium...”

November 7, 2015

Life Hacks From A Millennial Millionaire

“You are young, ambitious, confident and you want to be a millionaire? Great!

Or maybe you’re ready to take things up a notch and finally start that business you have been dreaming of, but are afraid of the financial risks and not sure you want to give up the perks of a salary and benefits.

The biggest question you may be asking yourself is: What are you willing to give up to create the life and business that you really want?..”

Thirteen Habits Of Curious People

“Do you actively express interest in wanting to know more about something? Are you constantly testing your campaigns to uncover trends and patterns? Do you find yourself asking a lot of questions?

People that are curious by nature tend to fall into this category. And they’re often the kind of person you want on your team, representing your company, and building out your brand. Why? Because they work hard, they learn, become more efficient, and ultimately solve problems — both for themselves and for the customer...”

November 6, 2015

Fourteen List-Building Hacks You Can Implement Today

Email marketing is one of the fastest ways to drive sales of any online channel. Think about it… What other channel can you launch something and drive sales immediately?

But the biggest challenge most businesses face is they don’t have an email database (which I’ll interchangeably refer to as a ‘list’) big enough to see the benefits of email…”

How To Explode Your Productivity By Trimming The Fat

“The amount of time we have available every day is limited. Not every entrepreneur can put in 18-hour days — personal obligations and family life take up time, making it important that we maximize the time we do have allocated for business.  

Here are five time-wasting habits that many entrepreneurs are guilty of. Eliminate these and watch your productivity increase…”

November 5, 2015

Kickbooster Ready To Pay You For Sharing Crowdfunding Campaigns

“After signing up, users can share links to interesting campaigns, and receive a 10 percent referral fee when someone clicks their link and backs the campaign.

So, if a user refers a friend to back a $200 drone, they would receive a pretty hefty $20 kickback for the referral. Scott Adamson, founder of Kickbooster, explained that while companies are free to choose their own percentage, most stick with the standard 10 percent…”

How To Get Started With GMail Ads

“Within the Google Display Network (GDN), you can use GMail Ads (formally known as Gmail Sponsored Promotions) to reach targeted audiences on desktop and mobile devices. The ads appear within the Promotions tab inside the Gmail platform. These advertisements mimic the look and feel of emails. Similar to tradition emails, users have the option to click the headline to view the fully expanded message…

November 4, 2015

How To Become An Affiliate Marketing SuperBlogging Ninja

“First off I want to make a big point that I don’t know of any blogger that started a blog with the intention of making money.  The crazy thing is for me,  and many others, the money part of it was a side effect of having a blog people actually want to read.  If your chasing the dream of making money online blogging I wish you the best of luck and please let me know if that works out for you...”

A Rather Complete Guide To Mobile Website Optimization (MWO)

“Did you notice that I redesigned my blog just a few months ago? In addition to an overall facelift, I wanted to take a mobile-first, responsive design approach. So far, the results of my redesign are great, both from a quantitative/data perspective and a qualitative one too. I hope you noticed and like it too!..

November 3, 2015

8 Marketing Challenges And Their Solutions

“Every marketer faces different challenges. Although we typically share similar goals, some teams are stuck on hiring top talent, while others are having trouble finding the right technology for their needs.

Whatever the case may be, there’s always at least one area that you can stand to improve. In other words, there’s always room to optimize the various components of your strategy and turn your marketing into an even more effective revenue generator…”

Affluent Consumers Prefer Spending Money On Travel Rather Than Material Goods

“Increasingly, affluent consumers are foregoing luxury goods for travel, with 80 percent choosing an experience over an item, according to a new report from Martini Media…

November 2, 2015

Three Must-Have Tools For Affiliate Marketers

“Affiliate marketing—generating an income or commission through the promotion and recommendation of products, services and tools that others are selling—can be an amazing addition to your passive income portfolio and a wonderful way to round out your offerings, provide additional value to your audience and of course, get paid in return...”

What You Need To Know About Article Marketing

“An article is like a primary conversation while using the viewer. Precisely how did When i buy your attention? All you generate should converse with that will target audience in addition to employ their own awareness from the primary sentence in your essay. Seem back again when it reaches this paragraph…

November 1, 2015

Fifty-Five Business Ideas To Get Your Gears Turning

“Today, tens of thousands of people are considering starting a home based business, and for good reasons. On average, people can expect to have two and three careers during their work life. Those leaving one career often think about their second or third career move being to their own home...”

How To Double Your Twitter Followers

“It can be frustrating to tweet, day in and day out, and watch your followers number not budge an inch. Sure, you might get two new followers one day, lose three the next, and gain another one the next. But if the trend isn’t upwards, your Twitter marketing likely isn’t doing what it’s supposed to…