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How To Promote A Website On Social Media

Many of you are pros at socializing online, you have Facebook accounts more likely. You have a huge list of family and friends, but do you know how to promote a website on social media? That is what you are going to learn today, so if you are frustrated this will get you started on the right track?

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What Is Your Main Website Goal?

I can almost bet most of you are thinking to make money, but that is the reward you receive. You want to make your main goal to engage your readers, and when you do this right, they will come back again and again.

  • The more social resources you have the better
  • Allow your followers to spread the word of your website
  • Natural and free traffic strategy
  • Ultimately will lead to more income

By focusing on engaging with your website visitors the above things are going to happen for you naturally, and it is not as difficult as many people make it out to be?

Do You Have Social Share Buttons?

I have been sharing your posts when I receive word from Goggle.com, so anyone who has liked, shared, or commented has been shared on my social pages as well.

Some of you are lacking social share buttons, and without these, you are losing social media traffic. I recommend you add a social media plugin as soon as you have the time, another advantage is you can post your own blog posts right after you publish them from your own website.

This is not only a time-saver,  but an important part of social media marketing, so if you are one without these buttons add them as quickly as you can.

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Encourage Comments

LIkes, shares, and comments are important for your ranking on the search engines, alone they make little difference, but when you are receiving all of these they can boost your rank more than you might imagine?

how to promote a website on social media

Do you have a comments section at the end of your blog posts, so if you don’t you absolutely need to add one as soon as you can?  Very few people do leave comments, so these can create a huge impact on your ranking if you can encourage your readers to comment?

WordPress will send you an email every time someone comments on your website, so respond to that comment within 24 hours whenever possible.

If you notice I remind you to leave me a comment in my posts, and even though I am not receiving many comments this is a good habit to get into?

If this article has been helpful or you have any questions feel free to leave me a comment, I love to hear from my readers. Any questions, please leave me a comment and I will respond as soon as I can.

This is a good example if you wish to use this, you have my permission to copy and paste it in every one of your blog posts.

How Comments Boost Your Ranking?

The search engines rank your blog posts by how popular they are with your readers, so if you are able to get more comments this can put you one ranking higher than you would be otherwise.

When you combine your social media likes, shares, mentions, and comments along with your website traffic and comments you have a winning strategy.

Is it easy to get people to comment, absolutely not? Many are in too big of a hurry to get to their next website, and many just don’t think about commenting that is why a reminder is a good strategy.

Comment Strategy

I always make it a point to comment on any website that leaves me a comment, and you should be doing the same.  You also should be returning any social media engagement from your followers, this alone can become a very effective strategy for you and your followers.

Team up with other bloggers in your niche, so getting together with other bloggers in your niche to comment on each other’s websites is a proven strategy.

Join groups or better yet start your own group online, what better way to get comments and regular engagement on your posts than through a group or your own group?

Social Media Strategy That Works?

I have been for years promoting my websites through social media, I have never paid for advertising since starting this business. Sure it is time-consuming at first, but once you come up with a good plan it operates very smoothly.

  • 15-20 minutes tops on any social media website
  • Choose one social media website for each day instead of all of them every day works better for me.
  • Follow people who are in the same niche as you are
  • Like, share, retweet, mention, and comment regularly
  • Post your blog posts as you publish them from your website
  • Post freebies such as coupons, online courses, e-books, and even tips for your niche

 

Avoid the mistake of selling on social media, but instead, share your blog posts and support your followers. You will find with a little time of being dedicated to this strategy everything will fall in place, you have to get people to know and like you before they are ever going to buy from you.

 

 

 

What Is Social Media Used For In Business

We are really moving along with your free online course, so what is social media used for in business is your next step. I am not a really big fan of social media marketing, but it is an important part of my business marketing strategy.

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Social Media Marketing

Welcome to your first class of social media marketing, I am dedicating the next 10 blog posts to teach you the basics.  You will find the big-name companies use this strategy, and if it was not worth your time why would they be using it?

  • Branding
  • Reputation
  • Easy free strategy to become known
  • The best method to reach more people in the shortest amount of time
  • Followers
  • More website visitors
  • Increase in sales

These are only a few of the benefits you can expect,  what you want to do is become an influencer of your niche, and this is the most productive method to accomplish all of these without costing you anything but your time.

What Is Social Media?

These are high potential hotspots online where people hang out, you will find them discussing topics of all types. People naturally love to like and share what they like, so this is a free method to get your blog posts and business to more people.

what is social media used for in business

Social Media Websites With Ads

You are able to pay for advertising on these websites, and this will reach even more people than just promoting on your own page to your followers. Even though I have never used any type of paid advertising, you can use this as a shortcut if it is within your budget?

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • Pinterest
  • Tumblr

I am going to be focusing on the free marketing strategies in this course, but later on, I will teach you about paid advertising in the future. Since you are new to blogging you more likely are not in the position to pay for advertising, and I have been in this business for years and never paid for advertising once.

Never Depend On A Single Source Of Traffic

You are able to use just the search engines for traffic, but you will need to be patient since it will take time to start seeing any substantial income. You can speed things up more than you might imagine, you just need to the social media marketing plan.

These four are your most productive free marketing methods, I don’t use them all and  I don’t recommend you do as well. What I do is test the ones that work the best for my niche, and those are the ones I spend my free time networking on.

what is social media used for in business

Social Media Marketing Benefits

For you to be motivated to add this to your marketing plan, you really need to understand how this will benefit your business. Many people know how to use social media for personal use, but just as many lack the knowledge to use them for business effectively.

  • Effective Branding Strategy
  • Gain Trust with People
  • Show you are a Reputable Business
  • Reach more people
  • Meet Potential Customers
  • Build a Powerful Network of Followers
  • Provide Free Help to your Followers
  • Allow People to Share your Business
  • Increase your Sales
  • Effective Traffic Strategy
  • Increases your Ranking with the Search Engines

You will not be just hanging out on social media, and if you do that will be wasting your valuable time? You got to have a plan, and that is what the next 10 lessons are going to be focusing on.

Social Media Marketing Tips

I am going to share just a few tips to give you a better idea of what you are going to learn, and I hope this encourages you to bookmark my website in your browser?  Sign up for my automatic notifications or follow my blog posts, you always might want to follow me on social media to see how it is done for real?

I suggest you join all of these for the future lessons coming up, but once you find the ones that are the most productive that is where you want to be spending your time. There are only so many hours per day, and the average person just is not able to be active in all of these.

So what we will be doing is putting my free strategies into action on each of these, and once we find the ones that are the most productive those are the ones we will be focusing the most on.

Are You Ready To Start Being Social?

This is a big step for your business success, you will find every successful business on at the least some of these websites. So until my next article, you have some homework to do, but if you are not ready to be social quite yet bookmark my website on your browser.

 

 

 

 

 

What Is Google Analytics All About

What is Google Analytics all about, you are now ready to start receiving information from your website. This free Google tool is going to do that for you, so let us learn more about this free website data tool and how to get started?

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What Google Analytics Is All About?

Simply this is your free ticket to tracking and understanding your website visitors, you can learn what they are interested in. How long they are spending on your website, and just about anything you want and need to know.

Ready To Create Your Account?

All you need to create your free account is a Google account, so if you are joining us in the middle of this training course you might need to create your Google account before you can get started?

The first step is you need a name for your account, you can use a business name, personal name, or anything that works for you. I just want to mention you can have more than one website, so as your business grows you simply add new websites to monitor using this free data tool.

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Next, you will need to select your data account sharing. I always select them all, but what you wish to share is totally up to you.

what is google analytics all about

Next, you will want to choose the website option, and the other option is an app if that happens to apply to you instead?

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You are now ready for the last step, so now you just add your property that will be your website.

what is google analytics all about

Once you fill out the information above you have completed the process, so just be sure to click on the Create Button.

Now Comes The Fun Part

After you click on the create button, you will be provided a code. You will need to install this code on your website next.

what is google analytics all about

The next step is to copy and paste your code on your website using the  All In One SEO plugin we installed at the beginner of this course.

what is google analytics all about

You are now on the dashboard of your website, and the image above is what you should see. After you click on general settings you will be scroll down the page until you see the image below.

what is google analytics all about

Save your changes and you are all set up for Google Analytics to begin working for you, you will find it can take up to as long as 24 hours for any data to appear in your account.

If you go back to Google Analytics this is what you should see,  and this is normal so you did nothing incorrect.

what is google analytics all about

 

That competes you Google Analytics set up, now was that not easy by using the All In One SEO plugin?

Installing Google Analytic Code By Hand

If you are not using this plugin as we installed together earlier in this course, you need not worry I am going to guide you on how to do this by hand. This is the old method used when I started in this business, even though it is not the safest method for beginners if you are careful you can accomplish it on your own.

Go to your dashboard to your settings, you will want to click on the editor tab.

Now you are in the editor, so on your left look for the Header PHP tag, and this is where you will install the code.

Right after the <head/> tag before the <body> tag is where to insert your code, so be sure to do this correctly so Google Analytics is able to collect your data. Be sure to update before leaving the editor

Not so difficult to do after all, so that completes the Google Analytics training. We have come a long way in this course, so if you are just joining us you can go back to the beginning of the course to play catch up.

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How To Write A Product Review Template

It has been four days since my last article, so what have you accomplished since then? I would love to hear from you, so leave me a comment on what you have been up to? Moving right along, we are going to learn how to write a product review template, so whenever you are ready let’s begin?

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Providing Help Over Selling

The first thing to be successful in affiliate marketing is to put your readers first, so when you are writing your blog posts provide as much valuable information as possible.

  • Help people make wise purchasing decisions
  • The more information you provide the more success you will have
  • Avoid at all costs pushing products and services at your readers
  • Your main goal is to gain your reader’s trust

These are your main goals when writing blog posts, and this includes when you are writing product reviews as well.

Creating Your Product Review

Before you jump into writing your review there are some things you need to understand, so we are going to discuss the two types of product reviews you can choose to write next.

Single Product Reviews

This is simply information about any single product or service, and this is the most simple review for beginners.

Multiple Product Reviews

You will be writing about more than one product or service, you can provide information on both separately or compare them to one another for your readers. With this type of review, you will want to go with between three to ten products. I prefer to use three products myself, you might find as I have more than three overloads too much information for many people.

Creating Your Product Review Template

For beginners you will find creating a sort of a template or guide will make this easier for you, and as you get experienced writing these will become natural for you.

  • Rank each of your products on your preferred scale
  • Description of your product or services
  • Positive and Negative of each one
  • How much does each one cost
  • Does the product provide any type of guarantee
  • Specifications of your product
  • Be honest with your readers is the key to gaining trust

This is a basic template or guide bloggers use, but you are not bound to this in any way. In fact, you can be unique as you wish as long as you are providing valuable information to your readers about each product you are reviewing.

Basic Beginners Template Guide

  • 114 Words Minimum
  • 9 Paragraphs
  • 9 Headings

This is a minimum recommendation that bloggers use, you are able to write more words, paragraphs, and headings if you choose.

New Product Reviews

You will find writing reviews on new products in your niche to be the most productive, and the reason is not many people have purchased this product. If you can be one of the first to review new products, you can most often be ranked on the first page of the search engines.

How To Find New Products First?

This might sound like a lot of work, but actually, you can allow Google to do the work for you.  What you want to do is create a Google Alert, and here is the link to go there right now.

how to write a product review template

As the image shows you how to create your alert, you just type in the create alert search box New + Your Niche and then click on the create alert button.

If you are interested in doing reviews on specific products in your niche such as the example basketball shoes, you just type in the product instead of your niche.

Product Review Scams

You can also do reviews on scam alerts to your readers as well, and then you can recommend a legitimate product or service instead. This is another strategy that works for bloggers in every niche, so now you know the basic strategies of writing product reviews.

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How to Write the Best Product Reviews

$19.99

I recommend this course for beginners only

This course includes:

  • 32 mins on-demand video
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of completion

If you are new to product reviews, the course can help you with everything you need to get started.

  • If you are a student and want to improve your writing skills, the course can teach you a different type of writing which is not studied in most universities but is constantly growing online.
  • If you are a copywriter, the course will help you improve your own portfolio within the product review niche.
  • Affiliate marketers will learn how to write for the readers.
  • Bloggers will get a structured approach to a type of writing which needs minimal structure and which can improve their expertise as a reviewer and attract more readers.

You will learn how to write a memorable product review that aims to help consumers make informed decisions. How many people can say that about their work?

30-Day Money-Back Guarantee

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I am sorry there were no free online courses for writing product reviews, and this is for beginners. If you are not a beginner pass up this course, I don’t want to see you waste your time.

Facebook Banned my Website!

Learn from other bloggers, you can hear from someone who got their website banned from Facebook. This will provide you information on what not to do or this might happen to you, so you can read Facebook Banned my Website if you wish to.

Never Stop Learning

You must never stop learning to succeed in this business, so I hope you will keep reading my articles to keep learning from me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Is The Best Affiliate Program For Beginners

What is the best affiliate program for beginners, I hear this all the time.  As much as I feel the most popular program is taking advantage of new bloggers, you will find that Amazon is many people’s first choice.

what is the best affiliate program for beginners

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Why Beginners Choose Amazon?

The main reason so many people starting out choose Amazon is they are well-known, and another reason is they provide products for any niche you are promoting. You should know they are one of the lowest-paid affiliate programs, but this is not even taken as a factor when beginners choose their first affiliate program.

  • The largest program in the world
  • Products within every niche
  • Pays  you only 1-10% commission
  • 24-hour cookie

Even though I feel the owner who happens to be a millionaire is taking advantage of beginners, you can go to Amazon and check it out for yourself.

What About eBay?

This is a very close competitor to Amazon and a very good alternative for someone starting out new, you will find they actually have a lot to offer you as an affiliate. They are a good choice to consider, so let us learn more about them? Learn more about eBay Partner Network

  • Open your own eBay Store
  • eBay Auctions
  • Find amazing deals
  • Bargain hunt with eBay’s best offers
  • Free eBay Course
  • The bidding feature allows you to pay what you want
  • Offers frequent weekly, seasonal, and brand-specific discounts
  • Buy It Now feature means you can make instant purchases as well

Are you curious about what kind of deals you can offer your customers, so here is the link that will take you directly to their Daily Deals page. 

People Often Overlook Overstock

This is another good choice for you to consider, and if you are not familiar with this store here are some facts you should know.

  • Club-O-Gold rewards program means you get free shipping, and 5% back of each order
  • Has a “Deals” page so you can see what’s on sale instantly
  • Is committed to community responsibility, including their Special Operations Warrior Foundation, and Best Friends Animal Society
  • Hand-crafted artesian merchandise
  • New products are sold here as well
  • 65% of your sales go back to the artists

I am sure you are interested in their affiliate program, so that is what I am going to provide you next.

  • Earn up to 6% commission on all products
  • 14-day referral period
  • Weekly deals, offers, and coupons
  • Dedicated affiliate and agency team
  • Paid media opportunities
  • Exclusive partner offers available
  • One of the top home category destinations on the Internet
  • Free access to the Overstock data feeds available in both. CSV and. XML formats
  • Access to Overstock large assortment of products including Apparel & Accessories, Games, Electronics & Computers, Home & Garden, Jewelry, Sporting Goods, Handmade Goods, and more!

Even though 6% is not going to get you rich, you will find many of their products are unique. The Overstock Affiliate Program surprised me, I experienced my links to convert very well promoting them.

 

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The Leader In The Tech World

Newegg is another one many people forget about, and actually, if you are in the tech niche this is one of your best programs to join.

  • Specializes in electronics and tech only
  • Has a daily deal
  • Has free 3-day (or quicker) shipping on all orders
  • Desktop computers
  • Laptops
  • Televisions
  • Digital cameras
  • Outstanding customer service
  • Price match guarantee

If you are promoting tech products this is the one program you want to check out, and below is what I could find about their program.

  • Free to join
  • Generous commissions
  • Reputable retailer
  • Known for their computer hardware and tech gadgets
  • Computer electronics
  • Gaming
  • e-Sports
  • Drones
  • Tech toys
  • Health tech
  • Affiliate Tools
  • Easy-to-use text and banner links
  • The award-winning customer service team
  • Dedicated affiliate team for additional support
  • Detailed product catalog updated multiple times daily
  • RSS feeds
  • Deep-linking for creating direct affiliate links to any product on our site

I have never used this program myself, but just what I have shared with you tempts me. If I ever start a tech niche, I am for sure going to be joining Newegg’s Affiliate Program.

The Best Deals In Electronics

Your next possibility specialized in the best deals in the electronic niche, so if this is your thing you will want to check this one out. The company is no stranger to you I am sure, so this program is through Best Buy.

  • Top deals
  • Deal of the day
  • Appliances
  • TV
  • Home theater
  • Computers
  • Tablets
  • Cell phones
  • Audio
  • Video games
  • Music
  • Movies
  • GPS
  • Car electronics
  • Wearable technology
  • Health
  • Fitness
  • Personal care
  • Home furniture
  • Office furniture
  • Smart home
  • Security
  • WiFi
  • Best Buy Outlet
  • Best Buy for Business

Are you starting to see there are other options than just Amazon, I think beginners take the easy way out by not researching for alternatives? You will provide a better shopping experience for your customers by promoting a specialty in your niche, so don’t settle for a lower commission before you check out what is available.

Best Buy Affiliate Program

  • Easy to join
  • Free opportunity
  • Leader in the electronic niche
  • Large selection of affiliate tools
  • A brand people trust
  • New banners every week
  • Lots of deals for your customers

Could this be your better choice than Amazon, and only you can make this decision? I have provided you some of the better alternatives, so now if you are interested apply for the Best Buy Affiliate Program. 

 

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Back To Amazon

For those of you who just have your heart set on Amazon, I am going to walk you through the process. Before I do that you need to know, you should wait to join their program until you have steady traffic to your website. If you don’t receive the required sales within their time period, they will bump you off of the affiliate program.

How To Add Amazon To Your Website

Once you are accepted you have access to all of their products, but remember to only promote those within your niche. You are able to search for specific merchandise through their product search feature, here is an example of a search for basketballs.

what is the best affiliate program for beginners

Below is an image of your results searching for basketballs, I am sure this will help you much better than me just telling you how it works?

what is the best affiliate program for beginners

If you follow the red arrow, you will be able to click on that to receive your product affiliate link. The diagram below will show you how to get your code, and if this is helping you please leave me a comment.

what is the best affiliate program for beginners

We are going to be inserting this on our website, you will want to insert this code in the HTML tab of your page.

what is the best affiliate program for beginners

The following code above is for a text plus an image, and this is the most productive link most bloggers will use.  To insert this on your website you will copy and paste this code, and if you need to refer back to my last article on How to Place  Affiliate Links in an Article. do so

After you copy and paste the code, your basketball promotion will appear something like this, but you will need to publish your article for some themes before you can see this.

what is the best affiliate program for beginners

Success

You have just inserted your first Amazon link, so if this is the program you are going with, you now understand how the process works. I have provided you quite a bit of information in this article, so take your time reading it several times if you need to. I always bookmark important information on my favorites on my browser, so you might want to do the same if this is something you want to refer back to another time?

 

 

 

Beginners Guide To Learn Affiliate Marketing

The beginners guide to learn affiliate marketing is on individual affiliate programs, and our last lesson was on joining affiliate networks. You should have joined at least one of them by now, and if not make that the next priority of your to-do list.  Now you are going to get acquainted with company affiliate programs, so be sure to read this carefully.

beginners guide to learn affiliate marketing

Prices are exactly the same for you if your purchase is through an affiliate link or a non-affiliate link. You will not pay more by clicking through to the link.

If you are interested in learning more about affiliate links, you can read my affiliate disclosure to understand it more clearly.

Independent Affiliate Programs

You can find companies in every niche with affiliate programs, and the image above of WordPress is a perfect example. You can go to their website WordPress.com, and apply to be an affiliate to promote their products on your website. This is the same for many other business websites, so don’t depend on networks entirely.

  • Website Plans
  • Premium Themes
  • Paid Plugins

These are three products/services you can take advantage of simply by joining their program,  and you will not find this opportunity on any network as far as I know?

Indie Affiliate Programs

Another example is my blogging community, you are able to join as a Free Starter Member. You can promote their affiliate program without ever having to upgrade to a paid member, so many people do join just to become an affiliate.

  • Earn every time someone joins through your affiliate link
  • As a free starter member, you can earn $117.50 per year for every person who signs up through your link and upgrades to a premium member.
  • As a premium member, you will earn $235.00 per year per person, so this really can add up for anyone who is good at referring people to join.
  • 1 out of 8 people who join as a free starter member usually upgrades, so that is not really a bad percentage.
  • There is an earning calculator in your affiliate area you can figure exactly how much you can earn, and all you have to do to join is become a Free Starter Member which costs you nothing but your email address.

By any chance, if anyone is interested in joining this affiliate program, you can sign up in a matter of a few seconds.

Create Your Free Affiliate Account 

So this is another good example of an indie affiliate program,  and you are going to learn today how to find more of these on your own.

beginners guide to learn affiliate marketing

How To Find Affiliate Programs On Your Own?

There are millions of these just waiting for you to join, and I want to make it clear a legitimate program will never charge you to become an affiliate. Stay clear of any that want to charge you, and with that off my chest let us teach you how to find programs in your niche.

A step-by-step course, along with my one-on-one consultation, on Affiliate Marketing for Beginners.

Let Us Visit Our Old Friend Mr. Google

Once again we are going to use Google to help us find what we are searching for, and this time instead of possible keywords, we are going to search for affiliate programs in the fitness equipment niche.

  • Here is the secret formula what to type into the search bar
  • fitness equipment + affiliate program

Now, all we do is wait for the results, and here are the results our old friend found for us.

beginners guide to learn affiliate marketing

so we can go down the list of results and check out any of them for affiliate programs, so this is really an easy method to do your research without you doing too much work.

How To Do Your First Search On Your Own

You will do the same as I did in the example only replace fitness equipment with your own niche, but remember to add the + affiliate program after your niche.

Once you do your search you will want to research each one that interests you the most until you find at least two to join, and remember to consider the prices of the products plus the commission to get an idea of how much you possibly can earn.

How To Choose Your Affiliate Products?

I am not able to choose your products for you, but I am able to provide you some things to consider, so I hope what I have learned over the years is helpful? You can always leave me a comment if you have something to share, and now are you ready to learn more?

  • Choose your products by the value they will provide your customers, you should be inserting ones in your blog posts that are solutions to the problem.
  • Would you purchase this merchandise for yourself, and if I am not willing to invest the money into a product why would my customers?
  • Always be sure to check the reputation of the company before you join their program, you never want to be promoting a dishonest company.
  • Considering the cost and the commission are you going to earn enough to have been worth your time, you never want to promote a product you are only going to earn a few cents from a sale.
  • When possible go for recurring commission products, you will be earning from that one sale over and over as long as the customer doesn’t cancel their subscription.

 

These are things I consider myself before joining any program, you might think selling low-priced bargain deals is a great strategy. I used to think that way myself, but you will soon learn you can’t earn enough from bargain deals to be worth your time.

 

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What Type Of Product To Sell?

The last thing you will need to consider is the type of product, you have several options you can go with. You will want to take them into consideration before joining any programs, here are the types you have to go with?

  • Digital
  • Physical
  • Services

Nothing Wrong With Starting Small

There is nothing wrong with starting with small less expensive merchandise as a traffic strategy, I usually use this myself with any new business I startup. Just make sure there are more expensive products available that are in demand within your niche, you don’t want to start a dollar store and then after months of hard work find out you are never going to make the amount of monthly income you are working towards.

Did This Help You Understand Better?

The whole point of these articles is to help you understand this business better, you should by now have your business coming into a good strategy. Even though you are just getting started with adding products and services in your articles, you should pat yourself on your back you have come a long way from my first article.

 

 

 

What Is The Easiest Way To Earn Money Online

What is the easiest way to earn money online, you need to know before reading any further there is no easy way. Every opportunity online takes work, so if you are looking for a magic solution to get rich this is not the article for you. Today I am going to assist you with choosing affiliate program networks, so when you are ready let us get started learning?

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In 2015, the Federal Trade Commission released its new rules for Disclosure ComplianceThese rules are set in place to ensure that readers or viewers of web media (blogs, Youtube videos, etc.) know if the blogger/presenter is sponsored, endorsed, or partnered with a different company. In blog terms, the readers need to know if the blogger is making money by sharing a link or product.

Feel free to read my affiliate disclosure 

Prices are exactly the same for you if your purchase is through an affiliate link or a non-affiliate link. You will not pay more by clicking through to the link.

 

Thank You For Your Support

Before I begin this article, I wish to thank everyone who has been supporting my website. This does provide me motivation and inspiration, so you are very much appreciated for all the support you have provided me.

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Affiliate Marketing

You are now ready to start researching for affiliate program networks to join, and these are just as important as researching your keywords. If you read my last post on how to research for blogs, you are on your way to experiencing traffic and sales. Now it is time to start choosing the best affiliate programs within your niche, so each of you will be joining different programs depending on the topic of your website.

  • Over ten thousand affiliate programs online
  • Millions of products and services to choose from
  • Anything you can purchase online you can find programs to promote

 

This information should motivate and inspire you all, you can see the sky is the limit. You can join as many of these as you desire to, so there is only one thing stopping you and that is YOU.

How Affiliate Marketing Works

For anyone who might be new to affiliate marketing, I am going to give you a quick summary of how this works.

  • Research for the best programs to join in your niche
  • The affiliate program will provide you links to insert in your blog posts and on your website
  • Text links and banners are the most common affiliate links provided
  • Anyone who visits your website and clicks on one of your affiliate links will be taken to a specific page, and this all depends on what product or service you are promoting.
  • You can also direct them to the main homepage with most programs, but taking them to a product or service page is the most effective.

So that is the basic idea of how this works, but next, I am going to explain this in even more detail.

How Much Do You Earn?

Every program pays a different commission to their affiliates, you will find this can be from a very low commission of a few % up to a very high commission of 50% and even more.

  • How much commission does the program pay
  • For low-paying commissions, you must sell high-priced products and services to earn a good profit.
  • Amazon pays one of the lowest commissions online, but they provide you with almost every product.
  • Many beginners are limited to programs that will accept them, so that is the reason Amazon can pay you so little compared to other companies.

Once you have six months under your belt, you are able to apply for higher-paying programs. So most beginners have no choice but to accept working for peanuts, but if you take the extra time you can find programs in your niche that will pay more and will accept new bloggers.

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Affiliate Networks

What are affiliate networks, you will find as a beginner network will save you valuable time?  You have access to a large number of companies all in one place,  and the majority of them will accept you despite your lack of experience.

  • CJ Affiliate
  • Awin
  • Share a Sale
  • ClickBank

You will find these networks are the most popular to join, and CJ Affiliate is the largest of them all. ClickBank is primarily only for digital products, you will find out digital products pays much higher commission than physical products. This is something to consider when choosing a network, so these will provide you a good start if you are interested in joining affiliate networks?

Join At Least One Affiliate Network

It is always a good thing to join at least one of these, and even if you don’t need one now. You can have this as a backup, so I suggest you join one network to get started in affiliate marketing.

  • Choose programs that provide products you have trust in
  • Never promote a product or service unrelated to your niche
  • By checking your competitor’s websites you can find possible programs to promote
  • Knowing your desired audience makes choosing programs less complicated
  • Consider the commission plus the price of the product
  • Higher priced products are always worth promoting to earn more income

These are some suggestions to help you start choosing affiliate programs in the network of your choice, so be sure to jot these down or bookmark this article.

What You Will Learn Next?

In the next lesson, you are going to learn about independent affiliate programs. So being a member of a network will provide you resources until then, and you can find many companies that have their own programs you can join. So that is what I am going to teach you in my next article, so until then start shopping for programs in the network of your choice.

Are You Learning From Me?

I would love to hear from you, so how many of you are finding my articles easy to understand? You can leave me a comment to let me know, and again I thank you all for supporting my website.

 

How To Research For Blogs

How to research for blogs is especially for beginners, you will learn a simple keyword strategy. When starting out you need to do things a little differently at first, so I am going to show you how you can get more traffic sooner with this technique. You will not get a ton of people, but you will start seeing steady traffic and sales, I hope you read this entire article to learn everything.

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In 2015, the Federal Trade Commission released its new rules for Disclosure ComplianceThese rules are set in place to ensure that readers or viewers of web media (blogs, Youtube videos, etc.) know if the blogger/presenter is sponsored, endorsed, or partnered with a different company. In blog terms, the readers need to know if the blogger is making money by sharing a link or product. You can read my affiliate disclosure by clicking here.

Prices are exactly the same for you if your purchase is through an affiliate link or a non-affiliate link. You will not pay more by clicking through to the link.

Learn how to use popular keyword research tools

Keyword Strategy For Beginners

I have a new strategy especially for beginners, and this also is good for anyone struggling to receive traffic and sales. It takes time to be seen as an authority in your niche, so this will help you while you are working on that with the search engines.

The  Low Hanging Fruit Strategy

These are very low competition words or phrases found with your keyword tool, and similar to the fruit on a small tree the fruit is smaller.

  • High abundance of these people are not taking advantage of
  • You will experience smaller amounts of traffic
  • Easier to rank for on the search engines
  • The best strategy for new bloggers

As you write each new post that is another keyword going to bring you in traffic, so the more you write using this method the sooner you will experience the rewards.

No Time Like The Present To Get Started

You want to get started by researching with your favorite research tool, you can use Jaaxy from my website by simply signing up. You will receive 30 free searches, and this is more than enough to get started using this strategy.

  • Choose words or phrases with 50 or less competition, and if you can’t find this aim for as close to this as you can.
  • Under 100 of competition is awesome, so if you can put in the time to get even less you will experience more success sooner.
  • As for traffic, you want to not be too concerned but I would not go less than 30 searches per month.
  • Here is a diagram using Jaaxy

 

how to research for blogs

You will just type in your niche to get started on your search, and then narrow your words and phrases by the results from Jaaxy. I can usually do this within 2-5 searches, so it really is not time-consuming once you understand how Jaaxy works.

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This is the phrase we typed into the search bar of Jaaxy for this article, and I have shared an example of a good word or phrase you would want to use for the how to lose weight niche.

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As you can see the QSR which is your competition is under 100, so this is a good one to use. You can keep this keyword and keep researching for even a better one, I always try to get as low as possible for the best ranking.

Writing Your Post Using Your Keyword

Once you have your word or phrase you are ready to write your post, and I am going to provide you a basic guide to help you along the way. You are more than welcome to use this guide, but if you rather not that is up to you.

  • The keyword as your title
  • Add the word in your first paragraph in bold print
  • Informational
  • Engaging
  • High-resolution images
  • Creating an outline is often helpful for beginners

As tempting as it is to go for those high traffic keywords, you are able to get thousands of visitors with this strategy. Writing content that is interesting, helpful, and with eye-catching images is the key to getting a good ranking

Remember Your Image Tags

Don’t forget to add your keyword to your alt tags for every image you insert, and you can do this for the title as well. Some people prefer to use their domain URL in their title, so that is up to you if you wish to do the same?

How To Find Keywords To Reach The First Page Of Google

3 To 6 Months Recommended

You will want to be using this strategy your first three to six months, and that is the average time it takes for search engines to take you seriously. Keep with this and you will start seeing results in a short time, you should try to write and publish a post at least three times per week or more.

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Types Of Keywords

Do you know the different types of keywords, and if not maybe you should read this section? This might help some of you understand them better, and the more you understand the more success you are going to experience.

  • Short tail keywords
  • Medium tail
  • Long-tail

These are the three types of keywords, so I am going to share a short description of each one for you. This should help you if you are confused, so read below to learn more about these.

Short Tail Keywords

This type of keyword is considered a broad one to two words, you will find they have high searches, but very difficult to rank on the search engines.

Medium Tail Keywords

You will find these contain two to three words, and these are more specific keywords. Easier to rank on the search engines, and are moderately competitive.

Long-Tail Keywords

These are very specific to a certain topic, they contain more than three words. These are the type I focus on the most, they can take longer to find for beginners. You will notice their searches are usually very low, also they will have less competition than the other types. So long-tail keywords are what you want to be looking for, and as you become more experienced you will be able to find these in much less time.

  • Target people looking for specific information
  • Seen as less valuable, so fewer people bother using them
  • Best keywords for paid advertising since they cost you less
  • Every niche benefits by using this type of keyword
  • Most valuable in heavy competitive niches just as the making money niche.

Are You Going To Use This Strategy?

Let me know how you do if you start using this strategy, I use this every time I start a new business.  Even after you are established these still are worth using from time to time, they are easier to rank and fewer bloggers are bothering with them. Leave me a comment if you have the time, and thank you for reading my article today.

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Understanding Affiliate Programs

I am sure you all are happy to read this, we are finally ready to start joining affiliate programs. My next article will be to help you choose the best ones for your niche, so don’t miss my next post if you are interested in learning how to choose the best affiliate programs.

 

 

 

 

Free To Use Images For Blogs

The images you choose are a very important part of your success, so I am going to provide you free to use images for blogs.  The more resources you have the more choices of high-quality photographs, and I have some that I have been using for years to share with you.

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In 2015, the Federal Trade Commission released its new rules for Disclosure ComplianceThese rules are set in place to ensure that readers or viewers of web media (blogs, Youtube videos, etc.) know if the blogger/presenter is sponsored, endorsed, or partnered with a different company. In blog terms, the readers need to know if the blogger is making money by sharing a link or product.

Read My Affiliate Disclosure

Prices are exactly the same for you if your purchase is through an affiliate link or a non-affiliate link. You will not pay more by clicking through to the link.

Using Images For Success

People are naturally more focused on your articles when you break your content with interesting images. You want to be sure they are relevant to your topic and your niche, so it is time to learn how to use them effectively.

  • Engaged content
  • More readers
  • Sales will increase dramatically
  • Keeps your visitors on your website longer
  • Newsletter signups
  • Article notification signups
  • Bookmark your website

The first thing we need to do is find free images that we can use, you never want to use any that are not free to use for commercial use. Avoid using Google images and from other websites. It is better to be safe than sorry, so let us continue learning.

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Website Image Resources

We are going to get right into where to get your free images for your blog, so without wasting your time here are my favorites.

I tend to use Pixabay more than the others, and that is because I can find images that are more relevant to my posts. You can check them all out, I do sometimes prefer Burst.Shopify because the images really do pop off the page.  These are more generic than Pixabay, but they also are of higher quality.

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How To Get Access To The Images?

You will go to your choice of website, and you will type in the search box the image you are searching for. Once you find what you want to use on your blog, you simply download it to your computer.

  • Click on the image
  • Choose the resolution if available
  • Click on the download button
  • Save to your computer

Once you do this, you are ready to upload the image to your website as you write your post. You can either insert them as you write your article or after you write your article, and this is up to you.

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Uploading Images To Your Website

I imagine most of you reading this already knows how to do this, but for those who might not, I will provide a how-to.

  • Click on your add media button or featured product
  • Choose either upload from your computer or use from your media editor

 

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Depending on your theme you might be seeing a different appearance than the image above, but the concept will be the same.

Choosing Your Image Settings

You will see the following image settings in your media editor after uploading, and the following below will be what you will need to set before inserting it into your article.

  • Alignment
  • Alt Tag
  • Description
  • Title
  • Caption

You really only need to be concerned with your title and your alt tags for SEO, but you have the option of using the others if you desire to.

Alignment Tag

You basically can choose where you wish your image to be located, you can choose left, center, right, or none. This really depends on what you like, but I usually just leave mine set at either none or center. That is just what I like, but many people like to stagger their images, so you might want your first image to be at the right which is very popular.

Alt Tag

The alt tag you want to type in your keyword you are trying to rank for, so this is what I do with all my alt tags in all my images

Description Tag

This is optional, but at one time this helped search engines. Now they don’t even consider your description tag, so this is up to you if you want to provide one for your own peace of mind. Some people still feel this helps them rank better, but no one knows for sure?

Title Tag

I also have my keyword in this tag, but again this is just my own preference. Some people use their website title in the title, and some use their keyword.

Caption Tag

If you fill this in with text, you will see the text below your image in your article. You can use this if you want to send a message to your readers and also you can add a text link to another page or insert an affiliate link.

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Inserting An Affiliate Link To Your Image

If you want to link your image to a page, website, or affiliate link you can do this as well. If you click on your image in your post you can edit your tags, and you will see a place for a text link as well.

Open In A New Page

If you insert any links you always want them to open in a new tab or page, you never want to take your readers off your website. If you do, you will find very few are going to return to finish reading your article and this could cost you sales.

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 Website Image Tips For Bloggers

I do have some tips that you might want to consider using, so that will be up to you. These are just how I use my images, and how I feel they benefit my articles to be more interesting plus search engine friendly.

  • Break up large paragraphs by inserting images will make your article more interesting, but even more importantly easier for your readers.
  • I always am picky about the images I choose, you always want clear high-quality images that are relevant to what your article is about.
  • You always want to be absolutely sure you are using legal images for commercial use, I never use any images that are not free to use on my blogs
  • Be sure to always put your keyword in the alt tag of your images
  • Use screenshots instead of images is another option

Screenshots are what you will usually see in many of my posts, you will find these are most often used in how-to-do articles with step-by-step tutorials.

Free Screenshot Tools

I have included a list of free tools for doing screenshots, so you don’t need to pay for any tools that will capture screenshots online.

Now you have your own free screenshot tools, and this will make capturing screenshots so much quicker for you.

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Was This Article Helpful?

Leave me a comment if you learned something new from reading this article, and if you have any questions leave me a comment once again. My next article is going to be on another keyword strategy, so you don’t want to miss this one for sure. You really should be bookmarking my articles, and even better sign up for my notifications which I provide for free.

 

 

 

 

Business Email Account Providers

I really am guilty of not providing a business email on my website, so I depend on comments from my readers. I am going to share with you some business email account providers, and for those of you who decide you want one, you will know where to go. We will discuss the pros and cons, and this might help you make the decision.

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In 2015, the Federal Trade Commission released its new rules for Disclosure ComplianceThese rules are set in place to ensure that readers or viewers of web media (blogs, Youtube videos, etc.) know if the blogger/presenter is sponsored, endorsed, or partnered with a different company. In blog terms, the readers need to know if the blogger is making money by sharing a link or product.  Read my affiliate disclosure here

Prices are exactly the same for you if your purchase is through an affiliate link or a non-affiliate link. You will not pay more by clicking through to the link.

Business Email Pros

In my first business, I did have a business email, but since then I have chosen not to have one.  First let us look at the positive reason to have one, and then we will look at the reasons I don’t have one.

  • Professional
  • Customer contact
  • If you use certain business tools you might need a business email
  • Credibility
  • Legitimate
  • Email marketing

As an affiliate marketing, I rarely ever experienced using my business email with my first business. If I ever did need one, I can create one in minutes at my blogging community for free.

Business Email Cons

There are only a few negative sides to using a business email, but these can be enough to frustrate many website owners.

  • Extra business expense
  • SPAM mail

I was receiving so much SPAM mail I stopped using my business email, and if you want a way for your customers to contact you add a contact form instead.

Best Business Email Providers

That is what I love about my blogging community, I have everything I need for my business all in one place. Why pay several companies for everything you need, I just pay one price instead of paying a much higher monthly fee.

  • Zoho Workplace
  • Rackspace
  • Blue Host
  • Fast Mail
  • Office 365

These are the top five most affiliate marketers recommend, I see more people with online stores in need of this type of email account than bloggers. Anyway, I am going to share a little about each one with you, and you can decide if this is something you want to do?

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Zoho Workplace

You will find the majority of business owners using Zoho Workplace are entrepreneurs, You can get access to a free plan and this is what it includes. Beware most of these providers expect you to host your website with them, and if you don’t the freebie is not available.

  • Storage limit of 5GB
  • Attachment limit of 25MB
  • Email addresses
  • Available for five users
  • Email signatures
  • Free basic plan
  • Lite plan $1.00 per month

If I was going to get a business email outside of my blogging community, I would more likely consider Gsuite.

Rackspace

This is considered to be an inexpensive solution for business owners, you will be getting just the basic features.

  • 25GB mailboxes
  • Premium spam and virus protection
  • Unlimited email addresses
  • Automated email scheduling
  • Mobile access
  • Free trial
  • Basic version $2.99 per month
  • Plus plan $3.99 per month

What I found out when I started my first business, I was paying every month and rarely using my business email account. This is especially a waste of money when starting out, so even though it is inexpensive it still is something you are paying for and might not be using?

Blue Host

Recommended again for entrepreneurs, and they are using Blue Host as a website provider. If you are using WordPress.com, it would be better to just go with Gsuite.

  • Five email accounts
  • 50GB of storage
  • Email forwarding
  • IMAP and POP support, meaning you can manage your business correspondence from Gmail, Outlook, or Yahoo
  • Easy to set up
  • Introductory price $3.95 per month
  • Regular price $7.95 per month

Most business owners with professional business email accounts are using WordPress.org, and are using their hosting company.

Fast Mail

This is popular among freelancers and websites that use business email very seldom, and here is their basic plan.

  • 2GB of cloud storage
  • Support for 36 languages
  • Synchronization with your mail, calendar, and contacts
  • Ad-free interface
  • Personal support
  • Advanced features in the standard and professional plan such as unlimited archiving space or email addresses that match your website domain name
  • Basic plan $3.00 per month
  • Standard plan $5.00 per month
  • Professional plan $9.00

You will also find many of these require you to pay annually, so that can add up if you are just starting a new business.

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Office 365

You will receive the best productivity tools with Office 365, and its email service is rated as one of the best.  If you are in need of office tools, I would go with this one and get your business email here.

  • 50GB mailbox
  • Custom email domain address
  • Data loss prevention and multi-factor authentication
  • Spam and virus protection
  • Different collaboration and productivity tools
  • Business Essentials $5.00 per month
  • Business Plan $8.25 per month
  • Better Business Plan $12.50 per month

I am one who looks to get the most for my money, so I would more likely go with this one for the business productivity tools and email.

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G Suite

This provider is actually a part of Gmail, You are receiving everything you will need to run a business. Communication plus productivity tools, so here is what you will receive

  • 30GB of document storage
  • Emails with your business web address
  • Email delegation
  • Spam protection
  • Email recovery
  • Basic Plan $6.00 per month
  • Business Plan $12.00 per month
  • Enterprise Plan $25.00 per month

So out of all of these, I am the most partial to Office 365 and G Suite. If you are interested in starting a new website in the future, I suggest you check out my blogging communities Free Starter Plan.

Free Contact Form Generator

We can do an article on creating your own contact form, so if there is enough interest leave me a comment. You can use this free contact form generator, so this is another option if you are interested?

  • Collect leads
  • Email signup forms
  • Contact form
  • Easy drag and drop system
  • Embed without any code

You just might like to bookmark this free tool for later use, and you can sign up with Google, Facebook, and even with your email.

JotForm is an amazingly convenient tool for web design teams. We use it for both our client’s sites and our own. We can customize the form and its function as we see fit.

 Keep up the good work!

Andrew Jones, Web Designer, UpEngine

Why Pay When You Can Get It For Free?

Since many of you more likely are short on cash, I thought it was my duty to provide you some free options. So here are the best free business email providers, and thank you for reading my article today.

  • Gmail
  • Outlook
  • iCloud
  • Yahoo
  • AOL

You can’t go wrong choosing Gmail for your personal and business email, so that would be my first choice. If you are just getting started, you really need to take advantage of as many freebies as you can. Once you are earning a steady flow of traffic, you can always go with paid programs and services later.