Friday, June 30, 2006

If you are a blogger, how do you go about making some money

BloggerCon: Bloggers and money by ZDNet's Dan Farber -- John Palfrey from the Berkman Center at the Harvard Law School led a discussion about how to making money through blogging. Here is his lead in to the topic:If you are a blogger, how do you go about making some money from your work? One obvious answer is the classic approach of throwing BlogAds or [...]

If you are a blogger, how do you go about making some money from your work? One obvious answer is the classic approach of throwing BlogAds or Google ads or whathaveyou ads on your blog. That works for some people, but it generates more than beer money only for a select few at the left-hand side of that famous power law distribution. Some, like Mike Arrington at TechCrunch, have added premium sponsorships to the mix; then again, Mike’s plainly in the select few. Others contend that a blog is itself an advertisement. You don’t make money on the blog itself, but rather you make money on other things (as in the artist who ... read the whole article here

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Stop losing Valuable Traffic to your website

Stop losing Valuable Traffic to your website
Be creative when thinking of ways to make your product or service more attractive to your target market. For example, the New York Times increased the type size and spacing in its editorials to make them easier for aging baby boomers to read.
You may be losing valuable traffic and not even know it! Here's something you may never have thought of before:
If I were to type your domain name -- -- into my web browser without the "WWW" so it looked like this: … would I be immediately sent to your site or would I receive a “Page Not Found” error? Don't be too quick to answer. Think about it. Have you tried this before?
Because while most web hosts and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are now set up to accept both, some are not! And this means that visitors who drop the "WWW" and simply type “” into their browsers may be getting an error message… and you may be losing valuable traffic!
If you try this and find that "" doesn't work, contact your web host or ISP and request that they make the necessary changes. It's a quick 5-minute fix for them… and everyone they service will benefit.
Some may try to charge you a fee for this change, but I would argue that this is a common service provided by the majority of ISPs and web hosts today. If they want to remain competitive and keep your business, then you shouldn't have to pay.
However, if they still insist on charging you, and the fee is minimal, then you should pay it. After all, you're probably losing valuable traffic that will more than pay for this expense in the long run.
It's such a minor problem… but it could be losing you major traffic! So check into this today!
Viruses are hazardous to the health of your computer… and your business. While there was once a time when the only way you could be infected by a virus was by downloading software from an FTP site or by exchanging floppy disks, today's viruses pose a threat of a much greater magnitude. Why? Because e-mail has made the transferring of information so incredibly easy… and FAST!
It's pretty scary to think that you can get a virus simply by opening a funny e-mail that a friend sent you… or by opening a file that you've downloaded off the Internet. However, if you protect yourself properly, it is unlikely that you will ever have this problem!
One of the best ways to prevent viruses is by installing virus detection software. However, do not just install it and forget about it! New viruses are created every day, so you need virus detection software that will automatically update itself on a regular basis. Once a week, if not more frequently, is usually best.
There are dozens of packages available from your local software dealer ... or through Internet downloads. Be sure that you can get regular updates for the package you choose. Some even offer versions that will automatically update themselves every week by logging online, protecting you against the multitude of new viruses that are created every day!

500 words

500 words is the newest marketing buzz to hit the net.
Remember the million dollar pixel thing that went around !!! from that english kid !!! selling pixels!!!
Well Looks like Joel com (he is the author of Google AdSense Secrets 3.0 ebook and Instant AdSense Templates) has re-invented that game with keywords.
Yes thats right keywords !!! at
Seems as though he is selling keywords instead of pixels.
Apparently theyre going like hot cakes too !!!

Friday, June 23, 2006

Why affiliate marketers are refusing to build a list is completely beyond me

Email marketing is stupidly profitable.
Why affiliate marketers are refusing to build a list is completely beyond me. THE MONEY IS IN THE LIST !!
Once you get started it literally runs itself, and email marketing or list marketing is way more profitable than just search engine or organic trafic.

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I want this article to impress upon you the fact that you need to build a list and profit from email marketing starting NOW.

To put this into some perspective for you, and something you can all identify with.
Lets have a look at what comes to our mail boxes everyday, not our email i'll get to that shortly. Lets just start at home.
You get home from a day out and about and what do you find? Junk mail. Perhaps for you it is. But for some others its an opportunity to buy the latest and greatest widget of the month.
And for the merchants who send them out its CASH on the barrel Where do all these "flyers" come from?
These merchants buy huge lists. At the start they're not targeted that comes later.
They just blanket an area with product flyers, info packs and the likes. Then they see who bites !!
Now, think about how mail order companies make money.Once they identify the buyers, they keep mailing to those buyers over and over again and make repeat sales from those customers. And weed out the rest.
This is targeted marketing at its best and lots of research goes into it at this point, what they buy, how much they spend. Its a survey of sorts but in real time.
This Buyer list is where their HUGE profits come from.
Once you convert a prospect list into a buyer list, it's easy to sell them again and again, over and over. .
What would occur if you got the affiliate product sale but lost the address or list entirely? It would be a total catastrophe. It would be like just throwing money out the window.
NEWS FLASH !!! that's precisely what you are doing with your website when you don't set up an auto responder, and get subscribers to market your affiliate products to.
Tossing money out the window.

Do both for maximum profit.
Use your website traffic to generate affiliate product sales and build a subscription list that you can use to market your affiliate programs to. Thats what you're online for to get your product in front of as many people as possible so they'll buy from you again and again.
If you don't you are just throwing easy money down the drain.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

affiliate marketers use xsite pro and profit !! (xsite pro review)

XSite pro review
Xsite pro is great software I stumbled upon it by accident, and now everyone is shouting out about the joys of owning this new software tool designed to make it easier to create and maintain web pages and web sites. Here’s some of the things that make this software so cool to use:
– Easy as pie interface helps you get up to speed quickly
– Exhaustive tutorials and user manual leave nothing to the imagination
– Designed for the non-techie but has plenty of juice for the tech-junkies – Single click addition of Google AdSense and Affiliate marketing links to your pages
– Ability to update look and feel of entire site with a few clicks There’s so much more. I just read the tutorial last night.


For years I have been using Micrsoft FrontPage, and while I can churn out pages quickly, I am always looking for ways to gain time and accelerate my bringing new sites to market. XSite Pro looks like a winner to me.
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Affiliate Marketing trends

Affiliate Marketing trends .

Usually, when you tell people that you make money online they give you a weird look. The misconception is that whoever does it, is a scammer and must had scammed someone to do so.
Even though they would have no idea what affiliate marketing is.

A lot of people still believe that the Internet rush will just go away one day.

My answer to them is "Will people ever stop looking for information online?"

Well we all know the answer to that, and Google is our proof (Google shares are close to $400 per share!last ! checked anyways)

Remember this one:>>>Even stupid, unorthodox ideas can make one fortunes online. A kid from England, very recently, didn't have enough funds to go to college and decided he was going to make a million dollars to fund his college education.

He came up with this idea that he will divide a page into 1 million pieces (pixels) and sell each pixel for $1 each. Well, fast forward 5 months later and he sold all 1,000,000 million pieces, for a grand total of 1,000,000 dol. on:
(it will take a while to load with all the ads he put up there)

If you come up with a million dollar idea then great. But you don't always have to re-invent the wheel. This kid has started a new advertising trend. With the coverage his story got, there is a pixel mania going on.

Various versions of the million dollar homepage have appeared, since then.

The latest and probably the best trend to date in my mind anyways is adsense optimized website templates. read on:
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Search the web for AdSense and you will find an absolute avalanche of products and services related to Google's popular contextual advertising service. Most of the these products are software or tools designed to game the system, taking advantage of the weaknesses in the search engines in order to generate a quick buck with AdSense.
Instant AdSense Templates
You know what I am talking about. These are the tools that build "garbage" pages that exist for no reason except to display AdSense ads and make a few bucks for the site owner. They add no value to the Internet as they clutter the search engines and frustrate people who end up on a site like this only to find out they have been tricked.

So what is a reputable AdSense publisher to do? Obvious if you ask me get your adsense optimized website templates from the guy who wrote the book on making money online with adsense Joel comm

Create quality content. Lots of quality content. And don't stop create quality content.

But what if you are just getting started and need a little "kickstart"?

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Sunday, June 18, 2006

Contacting affiliate product managers

Whats an affiliate marketer to do?
Heres the situation, maybe you have encountered the same situation, or maybe not?
I had a question about an affiliate product I promote. SO I figured I'd bang off an email to the source.
You know you go to the affiliate page and look for the contact us link and submit a question?.

Well after having done that I've been waiting for weeks for a reply to the question. And this is a well known person to boot.
Now I can assume that these guru's types are rather busy running their businesses and multiple websites.

On the other hand they also have these so called "web assistants" who field questions.
Have you encountered this situation before where you have a question about an affiliate product and have you gotten any response?.
Tell us about your affiliate marketing questions and problems having them answered!!
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Direct Mail Affiliate Marketing

An Overlooked Marketing Strategy for Home Based Business Owners
Author: Jim Guinn

Suddenly, everyone is doing it - launching their own online home based business. It is estimated that by the end of 2005, over half the adult population in the United States will be involved with a home based business of their own or a relative or friend.

Customers are hard enough to find now a days even using the popular home based business marketing strategies. And, with the ever-growing influx of new entrepreneurs, the competition for customers gets tougher and tougher as the clock ticks.

So, what is a home based business owner to do to get more customers? Why not go back to basics.

Direct Mail (Snail Mail) Marketing is one of the oldest and most profitable strategies for gaining new customers. It has been around for years. Why? Because it works!

Now, I’m sure if you are anything like me, you plow through a lot of snail mail each day, most of it unsolicited and unwanted. I use a Post Office Box in my town, and whenever I pick up my mail, I am amazed at the overflowing garbage cans in the Post Office lobby where most box owners sort through their mail.

But, what if you could snail mail advertisements to people who wanted information on home based business opportunities or wanted to buy your product or service? For the price of a lead, postcard and postage, your message would reach many interested prospects. And, since this strategy is used by so few home based business owners, it is sure to catch the eye of the reader, especially if it is something that interests them.

A Direct Mail campaign is easy and inexpensive to produce. There are companies that specialize in direct mail lists. These lists can be highly refined and most companies will parse their lists for the exact criteria you are looking for such as: gender, age, state, zip code, income, marital status, credit cards, education, occupation, interests/hobbies, buying patterns, and, yes, even home based business opportunity seeks. Here are a couple of samples of direct mail target audiences from a site selling direct mail lists:

-Responding to 100% direct mail business opportunities such as card decks these avid business opportunity buyers are interested in making money and quick! List is 95% Male.
-These entrepreneurs and opportunity seekers have purchased leads, responded to startup opportunities, and publications concerned with franchise and business opportunities.
-Ambitious business opportunity seekers took action by mailing cash to receive information packet on various How To Programs.
-Consumers who have completed and mailed questionnaires indicating that they are interested in sweepstakes and lottery.

Many companies will sell you quality direct mail lists for as little as 15 to 25 cents a lead. You can buy postcards for as little as 15 to 25 cents each – many printing companies will even do free design and layout of your ad if they do the printing. Now, put these together with a 23 cent stamp, and you are only paying about 60 to 75 cents per advertisement.

Now, you may think that is expensive, but what if I told you I get between a 9% and 13% return each and every time I do a direct mail campaign. I pay $60 to $75 per 100 advertisements, and I average 9-13 new customers each time. Each new customer spends an average of $100! I can do it for a whole lot less if I send out 250, 500, or even 1000 or more since most companies will give discounts on direct mail leads and larger print orders.

When was the last time you received a return on your investment like this using the traditional marketing strategies being employed by most home based business owners?

As I said earlier, direct mail marketing is one of the oldest and most profitable strategies for gaining new customers. It has been around for years. Why? Because it works! So, why not go back to basics in your next marketing campaign. Use direct mail.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Affiliate Marketers Use Ebay for Immediate Indexing

I just found a very cool way to get your site indexed over at associate programs forum
1) Just post an auction / for sale posting on Ebay for selling ad space on your website
2) Since you're selling ad space you can definately put your full URL, hyperlinked to show bidders where their ads will be placed
3) You can even put links to individual pages
4) SE spiders will follow your listing and index your site very quickly

You don't REALLY need to be selling ad space, and you dont need to pay for anything other than the very basic listing which is a couple of cents in Ebay.

Nobody will ever see your listing because of how competitive ebay is right now, and considering the fact that you're not paying for the bold title, gallery listing and all the other feautres.

But the SE spiders will definately see your post, and follow through to index your site.

You can keep re-posting the same listing for regular indexing.

If someone actually BIDS on your posting, then you just got another source of revenue... lol...


One of my site got listed within 72 hours. I also posted a similar ad on other auction sites like Stormpay auctions. Do as many auction sites as you can... some of them are free.

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Saturday, June 10, 2006

Keep the internet fair neutral and free

Most Americans believe that if you play fair and work hard, you'll get ahead. But this notion is threatened by legislation passed Thursday night by the U.S. House of Representatives that would allow Internet service providers to play favorites among different Web sites.
The founder of craigslist chimes in on cnn about this:
Here's a real world example that shows how this would work. Let's say you call Joe's Pizza and the first thing you hear is a message saying you'll be connected in a minute or two, but if you want, you can be connected to Pizza Hut right away. That's not fair, right? You called Joe's and want some Joe's pizza. Well, that's how some telecommunications executives want the Internet to operate, with some Web sites easier to access than others. For them, this would be a money-making regime.... the rest of the story
What do you think this will mean for affiliate marketing in all its forms?

This affiliate marketer says thank you

And now for something completely different (to coin a phrase from the great monty python).
My posting hasnt been historically chatty. I try to stay away from the chatty end of blogging with this blog. Fisrt off I'd like to say Hi and thanks to my loyal readers on your favourite rss reader. Its always nice to see my readership grow. That says something ! I hope you're finding this blog helpful.
I do try hard to find content thats worthwhile. And I do spend quite sometime crafting my posts to make them useful. I hope you dont find the content too dry, I like to keep it factual, give my readers tip and tricks or ideas along with affiliate products to purchase and use for profit.
Recently (last click bank pay period) I made 12 sales !!! Much to my surprise. And to be very honest I have no idea where they came from!! I post around quite abit on various forums and other blogs. And I cant quite figure out where the sales came from. Any ideas on how I can track my adds ? My adsense earnings are quite funny really. Dont know If i'll ever see a check from google =}
Is there anything you would like to see? maybe you would like to have a review of a product posted here? I'd be happy to put an article or two of your here, with your sinature and link back to your site or blog, let me know!!!
Anyways I just wanted to show my appreciation for the traffic and readers that I get.
Have a profitable day !!

Friday, June 09, 2006

Affiliate marketing with google adsense

Google Adsense: How to Explain the Google Adsense Program to Others
We’re not talking about strangers here. For the strangers that visit your site, your content will have to do all the talking for you. But for the people in your daily life, the ones you want to click on your referral button, the ones you want to read and comment on your blog; these are the ones you want to be able to enlighten about the Google Adsense program.

Google AdSense Secrets v3.0

First, excitement breeds excitement. Get excited about your new venture and others will too. Learn everything you can about how market the Google Adsense program, not only will this increase your earnings, but you’ll be better equipped to explain the mechanics of the program to others.
Better yet inform them that they dont have to do all the hard work !!! Yes thats right they can get their own website template fully optimized for adsense

Show them the money. There’s nothing like a little proof to make a believer out of someone. You don’t have to wait until you’re making thousands per month, although that’s a healthy goal. But even a small deposit in your piggy bank is enough to intrigue most people. Can’t you just count those referrals now?
Show them how to Make money as an affiliate marketer with products from best-selling author and Internet entreprenuer, Joel Comm. Link to Joel's products and earn fantastic commissions on all sales generated.

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