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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Some Clickbank Basics



You have to be somewhat in the know to even have heard the name "Clickbank" much less know what it is.  This is funny because the truth is that Clickbank is far and away the largest internet marketplace for digital products and affiliates who want to sell them in the entire internet.  That puts Clickbank in its niche on a par with Amazon or Ebay and yet few have heard of Clickbank.  It just keeps running smoothly serving the internet community without fanfare.

When Clickbank came along, it really stepped into a nightmare scenario of online marketing and smoothed out the rough edges.  In the infancy of internet marketing getting set up as an online marketer meant you had to find someone to handle credit card payments.  To do this you had to have what was called a "merchant account" with an actual credit card company and the requirements to qualify for such an account were out of reach for most new internet merchants just trying to get established.

As an example, if you got your internet business up and running, you could not get a merchant account unless you were running a minimum of $1000 a month through your business.  Of course it was almost impossible to get that kind of business moving through your site if you could not offer credit card payment so you were stuck.  But from the credit card company's point of view, they were protecting themselves if you sold something online and there were a lot of refunds to be processed which made the entire relationship unprofitable for them.   So it was a lose lose situation for the credit companies and even more so for the new internet marketer just trying to catch a break in the business.

ClickBank responded to this market need with the business goal of creating a marketplace where sellers and buyers could work together selling digital products with greater ease to benefit everybody.  And considering that since then Clickbank has grown to represent over 10,000 products and serve the needs of over 100,000 partner affiliates, they certainly have been a success in their business mission in life.  They even stepped in and solved the merchant account problem by handling all the money movement collecting sales for the products they represent and distributing it to vendors easily and with no fuss so a vendor can quickly get a product out on the marketplace with very little cost or effort and see that product begin to return profits very quickly.

ClickBank knows that to continue to be a success they have to make doing business through their marketplace simple and profitable for vendors with products and affiliates who want to sell those products.  They offer a smorgasbord of tools especially to affiliates to study products to see which ones to broker and to see statistically which ones are already a success or on a trend toward greater success soon. 

For the affiliate this means a lot of help figuring out how to be a success and then tracking that success every step of the way and making adjustments to your product mix quickly and easily.  For the vendor this means that affiliates have a natural mechanism to pick up their product and get it out on the internet markets quickly.  That means quick sales with little or no effort in the marketing process for the vendor.

This is not to say that ClickBank is internet marking for idiots and it certainly is no place for scam artists.  The regulations for both affiliates and vendors are complicated and you need to understand them.   So take some time when getting signed up with Clickbank to understand what is expected of you.  Make no mistake, Clickbank is a marketplace like any other.  Your product will stand and fall on its own value so you will have to offer something of value to customers.  But as a genuine market its one of the best the internet has to offer and the huge success in terms of products sold and satisfied affiliates attests to that.For the next month I will be chatting about how ClickBank works and how to use ClickBank for profit.So if you like this post come back and check it out!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Make Money With A Blogger Blog



This report is for complete newbies and it explains the various ways that you can make money with a blogger blog.
A Blog is a short name for "Weblog" and it is basically a website that you can get for free and use for multiple different things.
In this case you will be using it for Internet marketing purposes – more specific to sell products as an affiliate marketer and/or to make money from clicks, via Google Adsense revenue.
A Blogger blog is a blog that you can get for FREE from Blogger.com. They are owned and operated by Google, so if you have a Gmail account or a Google Account, you can use your same login name and password as that to log in and you don't even have to create a new account!
If you do not have an account with Google already, you can create one for free, at http://www.Blogger.com or Gmail.com.
Once you log in to blogger.com, you can create a blog right away! You get your own domain name that will look something like this:
www.YourDomainName.Blogspot.com
Of course, you would replace "YourDomainName" with whatever you want your URL to be. Most of the time, people choose keywords that are popular search terms on, so that the blog ranks higher on the search engines.
If you are in the weight loss niche, you might want to choose a name like "LoseWeightFast.Blogspot.com" for example, because the term "Lose Weight Fast" is a very popular search term and brings up over a million results.
The fastest and easiest way to make money with a blog, is with this formula: RB + AL + AM + T = $$$.
You might be saying, what the heck is that?

Don't panic, I hate math too...just watch how easy this is:

RB = "Review Blog" - This is a blog that you will create with Blogger.com and you will use it to post product reviews, about products that you are promoting as an affiliate.
AL = "Affiliate Links" -At the end of each product review, you would include your affiliate link to the product you reviewed. Your "affiliate link" is the URL that you send people to, so that you can earn a commission on the product if they purchase it.
AM = "Article Marketing" - By writing articles (or outsourcing them) you can drive quality, targeted traffic to your blog.
T = "Traffic" - This is the traffic you will receive from both the articles, as well as people who are surfing Blogger.com for blogs in your category. The more popular of a niche market you choose, the more traffic you will likely receive.
$$$ = MONEY! - This of course represents the money you will earn when you make an affiliate sale! Think about it...this WHOLE ENTIRE process won't cost you a dime. The blog is free, with blogger.com. Becoming an affiliate of Clickbank.com, Amazon.com, Ebay.com and CJ.com are ALL 100% FREE. Writing and submitting keyword optimized articles toEzineArticles.com or GoArticles.com is also 100% FREE and that is all it takes to make money with a blog. Many big name marketers and Warriors use this method to make tons of money...and the more articles they have out there, the more money they make. If you choose to outsource articles, this would be an expense and it could cost you anywhere from $2 - $12per article for quality articles from a freelance writer.
OK, that was just the gist of it. Let me give you more elaborate details and instructions so that you can start doing this right away.
Step 1 would be to sign up as an affiliate with Clickbank.com. <---At this link, you can sign up as an affiliate for FREE, right away. Then, you can browse the marketplace for niches and products that you want to promote! All you have to do is click the small link at the top of the page that says "Marketplace."
The products over at Clickbank.com are "digital" products. A digital product is either an eBook or a software application. The reason why they are called digital products is because they can be downloaded immediately after purchase and there is no need for shipping or sending a physical product. An 'eBook' as most of you know (but remember this report is for complete newbies), is a book that can be read right from your computer screen and can be downloaded immediately after purchase. You can also print it out to read it if you prefer, or use one of those new electronic eBook reading devices.My E-Book will explain everything else you need to know.Great for marketers or bloggers just starting out.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Protecting Children Online


It’s an unfortunate fact of reality, but children are the most victimized computer users on the Internet today. The good news is that there are some practical steps you can take to protect your children from sexual predators, hackers, and other seedy individuals who want to cause harm. This article will describe a few of them.

The first step in protecting your children at the computer is to prevent their access to  passwords. This will keep them from sharing passwords with others and inadvertently enabling hacking into your system. If you think about it, there’s no reason why a five, seven, or even twelve year old needs to know the passwords to sensitive areas on the computer unless you've given them permission! In fact, children don’t need to know the password used to access the Internet either. It may be a hassle to type it in each time they want to get online, but it’s better to know the times that they connect than to have them sneak online without your permission and knowledge of their activities.


The second step towards protecting your children online is using the computer together. Siting next to your child while he or she uses the Internet, you can guide him or her to make safe and intelligent decisions. You can approve websites and bookmark them together. You can monitor the conversations your children have with their friends and teach them appropriate online behavior at the same time. You can make recommendations and create a private time for quality time as well.

Another step requires teaching your children to never ever volunteer personal information. Under no circumstances, should children give their personal names, home addresses, phone numbers, or school information to anyone over the Internet regardless of the situation.  In the even this information is required to enter a contest of some sort, be sure that you’re the one who makes the decision to supply it and that you’re the one who does it.

Performing all of these steps won’t be easy. However you can help minimize resistance to your monitoring efforts by explaining why you’re taking these precautions. Smaller children will probably enjoy the time you spend together at the computer, but older children and pre-teens may resent it. To help build a case for your concern, you might want to show your older children a few news stories that exemplify the dangers that unsupervised children are exposed to. The newspaper is unfortunately full of examples but with your help, we can reduce them world-wide.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Top 5 Ways To Generate Low Cost Website Traffic




There is one hard and fast rule in generating income for your website: A steady flow of website traffic. If no one goes to your site, it hardly bares a chance of generating an income. Many sites have tried and failed in doing so, and these results to the sites demise. It takes money to maintain an income generating site; it also takes money to make money.

BUT, it doesn't take a whole caboodle of cash to generate website traffic for your site.

Ever wonder how does big hit sites drive traffic top their site? Most of them are spending tons of money to drive the traffic to their sites, investing in many advertising campaigns and different forms of marketing schemes and gimmickries. This is all worthwhile because, well, they are what they are now, high earning, big hitting websites.

You don’t have to do this if you don’t really have their resources. There are many ways to generate low cost website traffic without having to spend what you don’t have or can’t afford. Many people have banked on high cost methods and have ended up losing their shirt over it.

Here I present to you the Top five ways to generate low cost website traffic that could help your site a whole lot. Even if you only get a small percentage of successful visitors in to client ratio it still works especially if you get a high number of website traffic.

Exchange Links

This is a sure and proven method. Rarely would you see a site where there is no link to another site. Many webmasters are willing to exchange links with one another so that they could produce more public awareness about their sites. You’ll soon see and feel the sudden upsurge of the traffic coming in to your site from other sites.

A major prerequisite in exchanging links with other sites is having the same niche or content as the other site. They should share a common subject so that there is continuity in the providing of service and information to what interests your target traffic.

Exchanging links also boosts your chances of getting a high ranking in search engine results. It is common knowledge that search engines ranks high sites that have inbound and outbound theme-related links. With a good ranking position in the search engines, you will generate more traffic in your website without the high costs.

Traffic Exchange

This is like exchanging links but on a different higher level. This may cost a bit more than exchanging or trading links but could be made cheaper because you get to earn credits. You can use those credits when viewing others traffic, while you earn credits when someone views yours.

Traffic exchange services are the viewing of another’s site or page. This is done vice versa where a site can use your sites contents and so can you to his or her site. You both benefit from each others efforts to generate traffic. The other sites visitors can go to your pages and know more about your site as well as theirs. Once again the public awareness of your sites existence is boosted.

Write and Submit Articles

There are many e-zines and online encyclopedias in the internet which provides free space for articles to be submitted. If you want to save costs, you can do the articles yourself. There are many freelance writers who are willing to write for you for a small fee, but to save money, it is wise to do those articles yourself.

Write articles that are themed along with the niche of your site. Write something that you have expertise on so that when they read it, they can feel your knowledge about the subject and will be eager to go to your site. Write articles that produce tips and guidelines to the subject or niche your site has.

Include a resource box at the end of your article that can link them to your site. Write a little about yourself and your site. If you provide a light, information-laden and interesting article, they will go to your site for more.

Make a Newsletter.

This may sound like hard work because of all the articles you may need to use to build a newsletter but on the contrary, this is not so. There are many writers and sites that are willing to provide free articles as long as they can get their name in on your newsletter. This will also provide free advertising for them as well.

As your newsletter gets pass around, you can widen your public awareness and build an opt-in list that can regularly visit your site.

Join Online Communities and Forums

This only requires your time and nothing else. You can share your knowledge and expertise with many online communities as well as your website. You can get free advertising when you go to forums that have the same subject or niche with your site.

Share your two cents and let them see how knowledgeable you are with the subject. As you build your reputation, you also build the reputation of your site, making it a reputable and honest business that could be frequented and trusted by many people.





Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Use Labels to Organize Blog Posts



 The point of having labels is to divide your posts into categories. That way, it's easy to find and read everything you've written on a particular topic. You don't have to decide on all the labels at this point - just have a general idea of how you want to categorize your future posts. Help your readers find other posts you've written by adding a gadget that lists all your labels. I’m sure that a label gadget helps search engines crawl your site, which is a good thing indeed. Hope this helps some. This method will help you organize older posts without having to reconstruct your blog. Then when you create new page you can start fresh.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Auto Responders



This blog is mostly about building and maintaining a web site for new beginners and experienced web builders. I have been researching the net as well as adding some of my knowledge to my blog. After writing this blog, I realize that auto responder is the life of your web site. They help you build a list for your site. Some people think that a web site is a business and they will make money from there site. They couldn’t be more wrong. No customers no business. I have added Aweber to my site for two reasons 1.After doing some researching I know that Aweber is the best auto responder out there. 2.It has been my experience that most companies just want your money  with no return. Aweber will work with you to help your business grow, also I will get a small commission if you join from my site. That what internet marketing is all about. If we buy from each other we all make a little money to help maintain our sites.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Annoying Popups

Adblock Plus.

Adblock Plus is a add-on for web browsers that will block unwanted advertisements from websites.
It is a free download  and  will make your life a lot easier without annoying popups.Just type adblock plus
in you browser .