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how to pin facebook to pinterestHave you ever tried to pin a Facebook post to Pinterest?

I like the little tricks that help me gain more visibility and traffic for my business in just a couple of minutes per day. Pinterest is now the fastest growing network for content sharing and also great for driving traffic to a website. Creating a business presence on Pinterest these days may be a very smart move and benefit your business a lot.

30 Reasons Why Pinterest Is Good For Small Business
The problem with pinning a photo straight from Facebook is that when you click “Pin it”, you’ll get a pop-up message – “Sorry, can’t pin directly from Facebook.”

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Now what? Here is what you need to do:

(before going further, I just want to make sure you  already have installed the Pin It button on your toolbar. If you don’t know what I’m talking  about  or you haven’t done it yet, read here. )

How to pin Facebook to Pinterest in just a few clicks

 1. Create a  photo Facebook   post.
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  2. Click the image you want to pin.

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Right click on your mouse.

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3. When the new tab opens, click the “Pin it” button already on your toolbar.

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4. Choose the board where you want to pin your photo. You can also create a new board in this window and pin your Facebook photo onto it. 

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Add your website  or Facebook page url, # hashtags and some text if you want , choose if you would like to have it post it to Facebook or Twitter and hit the “Pin It” button.

 

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5. That’s all! Simple, right?

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Please watch the video tutorial for a live demonstration.

 

Now it’s your turn!

Enjoy and let me know how this little trick is working for you, in the comments below.

 Already on Pinterest? Let’s connect here.

 

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how to sell more with your website“What’s the most important function of your web site?” Most small business owners will explain, “To tell people about myself and my services.” This sounds like the right answer, and it’s the one I hear most often. But it’s wrong!

Build a web site focused on yourself or your products and it is doomed to fail from the start. No matter how hard you work to promote it or make it look impressive, it won’t pay for itself, ever.

What is the primary purpose of a web site? Keep reading to find out.

There are 3 key steps in the web marketing process. Understand the purpose of each and you’ll be able to bring in more new business with your web site. You need to attract prospects, convert them into qualified leads and then convert leads into clients.

The problem for most people is that despite their best efforts to collect thousands of leads, they only end up with a few clients. Sound familiar?

Your marketing is like New York City’s water system. In upstate New York they use reservoirs to collect rain. This water is then piped down to New York City and finally when apartment dwellers turn on the tap, they’ve got clean drinkable water. The only problem with this system is that for every ten gallons of rain that falls into the reservoirs the city only receives eight to nine gallons of water.

What happens to the missing gallon or two of water? It’s lost through an antiquated leaky piping system.

Is the same thing happening or worse with your marketing? Are you losing the majority of your prospects due to an antiquated marketing and follow-up system?

If you are, don’t despair. There is a simple solution. You can use the 3 key steps below to help you plug the leaks in your marketing system and get new business pouring in.

The 3 key steps to improving your web marketing

1. Get More People to Your Site

Your first objective is to get the greatest number of people to visit your site. If you use pay-per-click ads such as Google Ads, take a look at your clickthrough rate. Are you getting at least 1.5 to 2% of the people who see these ads to visit your site? The purpose of any and all of your web advertising is to get people who might be interested in your services to visit your web site.

If your ads don’t prompt at least 1.5% of viewers to respond, test alternative headlines and subheads. You’ll have the most success with headlines and subheads that focus on your prospects’ problems and concerns.

In my experience with my own sites and my clients’ sites, changes in the wording of headlines and subheads makes a huge difference in response rates. You can double the number of people who click on your ads – and double the number of potential clients visiting your web site – by changing a few words in your ads.

2. Convert More Web Site Visitors to Leads

Let’s say a hundred people a day visit your web site. How many leads do you generate? With the right copy (headlines and text), sales offer, and page layout, you could motivate 15 to 25% of the people who visit your web site to contact you. Instead of a handful of inquiries from site visitors each week, you could have dozens.

At the beginning of this article, I asked my client John what the main function of his web site is. This is it.

> The primary purpose of your web site is to get the greatest number of visitors to email you or call you with their contact information.

Your site may be the best looking site in the world, but if it doesn’t motivate your prospects to contact you, you’ve lost them and won’t get their business.

Few people buy products and services the first time they visit a web site. Most look at dozens of options. Unless your site is as well known as aol.com or amazon.com, your prospects won’t remember your site’s URL ten seconds after they leave for another site.

Before another prospect leaves your site and forgets your business, start using your free offer and your site layout to prompt at least 10-20% of all site visitors to contact you.

3. Convert More Qualified Leads to Clients

If you’ve taken the first two steps above, you’d have more people responding to your ads and more people contacting you. You’ve probably guessed; the next step is to follow up and convert the greatest number of prospects to clients.

Depending on the type of business you’re in, your follow up process may include a phone call, a mailing, a series of emails, or some combination of these. Whichever system you use, you want to increase the percentage of people who buy your products and services. It sounds obvious to both you and me, but this is where 80% of new business is lost.

Is your web marketing system leaking more than New York City’s water system?

Take this Quick Quiz

1. Is the clickthrough rate for your pay-per-click ads 1.5% or better?
Yes – No

2. Do 15 to 20% of all unique visitors to your site contact you?
Yes – No

3. Do you have an automated system for following up with leads generated from your web site that generates sales from 4% or more of your prospects?
Yes – No

If you answered “No” to one or more of these, you’re in the same boat as most business people on the web. Your web marketing is full of leaks and with a few changes you could be collecting a lot more leads and converting more of them to clients. Discover how to get a better response to your ads, get more people to contact you. Your sales could skyrocket within weeks.

elevator speech, marketing message for small business owner The author, Charlie Cook, helps small business owners and marketing professionals attract more clients, whether you are marketing in print, in person or online. Sign up for the Free Marketing eBook, ‘7 Steps to get more clients and grow your business’, full of practical marketing strategies you can use to increase profits at www.MarketingForSuccess.com

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web constructionMost websites are more like stage sets than real buildings; they make a good impression and they look substantial at first, but when you open a door, you end up back stage in the dark. They don’t generate large numbers of leads, help build relationships with prospects or generate the desired volume of sales.

  • Is your website helping you get attention for your business?
  • Does it prompt prospects to contact you?
  • Is it helping you build long-term relationships?
  • Does it generate the volume of sales you want?

Building a website that works should be more like building your dream home than constructing a stage set. You want to build a solid structure to support the growth of your business, not a flashy facade. First, you’d talk with your partner about what kind of house you want and how it fits into your long-term plans. You’d discuss your budget and the location, style and size of the house, as well as the functions of the rooms and the flow between them. When you were in agreement, you’d seek out an architect to help you plan your home.

The architect would consider your ideas and objectives, create a coherent plan to meet your objectives. You’d review these and then she’d produce drawings and blueprints to guide the construction. You’d need a contractor to build your house, and the contractor would hire specialists to complete the job; carpenters, electricians, masons, roofers, etc. Once your home was completed, you’d need to maintain it; even a brand new house needs periodic attention.

Building or Renovating Your Dream Website

Can you imagine building your dream home without careful planning, or a clear sense of how the rooms would work together, or a blueprint?

Before you build your website, did you define how it would function, how it would get attention, and how it would generate leads and build profitable relationships?

Did you have a web marketing blueprint?

A web designer is like your building contractor. They will assemble your web site, but they can’t tell you what the site is supposed to accomplish or how it fits into your overall marketing plan. Before you use a web designer you first need to understand what you want your site to do and how to structure it to convert prospects to clients.

Diane Varner, a successful web designer in El Granada, California, asks prospective clients a series of questions about their marketing before she starts work for them. She wants to find out what their overall marketing strategy is and how their web site fits into it. Her expertise is web design; if a prospect needs help defining their web-marketing plan, she refers them to me.

 4. Steps to A Website that Sells

1. Create Your Web Plan and Marketing Content

Before building or renovating your website, you, too, should identify how your web site fits into your marketing strategy. Clarify and delineate the actions you want visitors to take and how to structure your site to get prospects to contact you and buy your products and services.

Organize site content and pages to mirror prospects’ decision-making process, moving them step-by-step towards a sale. Write content that motivates prospects to continue reading and browsing your site and includes appropriate use of keywords to help boost your search engine rankings.

2. Hire a Web Designer/ General Contractor

Once you have a plan and the supporting marketing copy ready, find a web designer who
can put these elements together to create an easy-to-navigate site whose overall look and feel supports your positioning objectives. Many web designers function as general contractors and will sub-contract the programming required to create forms, manage databases, email or online shopping cart systems.

3. Market Your Website

Most people make the mistake of waiting until their site is built to think about marketing it. If you started with the previously defined web plan, you will have avoided this money-losing blunder. But don’t assume that people will find your web site on their own.

Use free promotional activities such as distributing your articles to get attention. Consider advertising in newsletters and/or using pay-per-click advertising.

4. Maintain Your Website

Just like that dream house, a web site needs regular upkeep and updating. Allocate the time and money to see that the site is well maintained, whether you learn to update text yourself, have someone in your company do it, or give the job to an outside professional.

The beautiful home you carefully planned and built creates the physical context for you to eat, sleep, relax and enjoy family and friends. Your website should create the marketing context to help you get prospects’ attention, build relationships, and generate leads and s.ales.

Use the four steps above to build or renovate your website and you’ll have a site that is more than a flimsy stage set; you’ll have a website that will help grow your business.
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elevator speech, marketing message for small business ownerThe author, Charlie Cook, helps small business owners and marketing professionals attract more clients, whether you are marketing in print, in person or online. Sign up for the Free Marketing eBook, ‘7 Steps to get more clients and grow your business’, full of practical marketing strategies you can use to increase profits at www.MarketingForSuccess.com

Question: What action do you want visitors to take when they visit your website ? Please share with us in the comments below.

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ffiliate training affiliate urlAfter an affiliate marketer chooses a product to promote, he is given a unique website link called an “affiliate link”. In this link, the unique identity of an affiliate marketer is attached.

The affiliate marketer is required to promote this affiliate link as much as he can. For this purpose websites, forums, blogs, newsletters and many other ways are used. Whenever a visitor clicks on an affiliate link to go to the merchant’s website and make a purchase, the affiliate is credited.

This means that if someone looks at your affiliate link and removes your affiliate id from that link and then uses it to purchase products, you will not be credited. The reason is that merchant will not be able to know which affiliate had sent this buyer. The only way to get credited is the complete affiliate link.

Usually the affiliate link is in this form:
http://www.anymerchantwebsite.com?aff_id=someidlike123

In this URL there are two parts:
a) http://www.anymerchantwebsite.com
It is the link to the merchant website.

b) aff_id = someidlike123
It is the unique affiliate id of the affiliate marketer.

Risk

You can see in the above example that it is really very easy to remove the trailing affiliate id from the affiliate link. Anyone can remove your affiliate id and visit the merchant website to purchase. When this happens, you lose the commission that was rightfully yours. This is a problem for the affiliate marketer.

How to Resolve This Issue

There is a solution for this issue. You can hide your affiliate id in the affiliate URL in a way that it cannot be stripped off. But this can only be done if you are using your own hosting. Just follow the following steps to do this:

Using your file manager, make a new HTML file. Name this file relevant to the product you are promoting. In this file use the coding from this website

http://www.buildthatlist.net/hiding-your-affiliate-link/

After putting the code from the above mentioned website, save your file with an HTML extension. Now when someone types your personalized web address, the code in the HTML file will show them your affiliate link in such a way that they will not be able to edit it. They will not know that the link they are clicking is an affiliate link.

But if someone still does not want to use an affiliate id, he can do that by deleting their cookie files and changing some internal files. But the chances of this act are less likely as most of the people don’t have much time. And it is not giving them any loss if they are using your affiliate id to purchase something on the internet.

Affiliate URL is the link that is promoted by the affiliates to generate their affiliate revenue. This URL contains their affiliate id to identify them. Don’t use the plain and simple affiliate URL, because it will be really easy for anyone to remove your id and make a purchase. If this happened you would not collect commission, even though you had sent the user to make a purchase. The solution to this is to hide your affiliate id in your affiliate URL so that it cannot be easily removed. For this purpose you need to have your own hosting.

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Got something REALLY cool to share with you today 😉

Just thought I’d give you the heads up on something I stumbled across the other day. It’s completely free and the methods outlined don’t cost you a cent to implement either.

I followed the instructions down to a Tee (which was easy might I add).

And I kid you not… I made my first commission using this system… Cool eh.

You can get free access here: How To make $100 a day online (Start to finish)

Will I get rich off this method? Well that depends how much I scale it up I guess.

If I put a little bit more leg work into it, I reckon I could create a nice thousand dollar per
week income stream that passively drips into my bank account like clockwork every week.

So if I was you, I’d do yourself a favor and at least check it out. You’ve got nothing to lose as it’s completely free and it’s all in nice step by step video tutorials as well.

Download it here: How To make $100 a day online (Start to finish)

UPDATE: I’ve just spoke to James Scholes (the creator of this system) and he said he’s gonna be putting this on Clickbank for around the $97 mark pretty soon.

Apparently it was a sneaky way to get tons of testimonials to put on his sales page when he comes to selling it or something.

Either way this ain’t gonna be free for long, so I recommend to jump on board while this baby is free.

Download here: How To make $100 a day online (Start to finish)

 

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psychology of colorColor psychology can have a positive or negative effect on every single visitor that reaches your site, and you can make the most of your branding strategy by using special colors that evoke specific feelings.

When colors are used correctly can send  the right message  to a reader. At the same time if misused can lead to confusion and readers can leave your website very quickly.

Colors can stir a variety of emotions and memories.To know which colors attract readers, you must know your audience very well.

Market research is very important. If you are serious about maximizing your profits, research your target market’s colors and use color psychology.

This will help you build a Web site to respond  your market ‘s demands. By understanding the psychology of color, you can easily improve your web design, you can create a memorable brand and you can increase the number of visits to your website.

Color psychology, the effect of colors

The following colors are generally associated with different emotions, feelings, and reactions in both positive and negative ways:

Yellow: confident, creative, strong, and friendly in the positive; depressing, irrational,and even fearful in the negative. On color psychology, yellow is a very stimulating and energizing color, but overusing it or using the wrong tone can work against you.Often used to grab attention of window shoppers.

Red: excitement, warmth, energy, and stimulating in the positive, but aggressionand excessive visual impact in the negative. Red is a strong and powerful color, and can be used properly in subtle ways. It demands attraction and recognition, but can also be perceived as overly aggressive. On color psychology creates urgency and increases heart rate. Often seen in clearance sales.

Blue: intelligent, cool, efficient, and trustworthy in the positive, but unfriendly andaloof in the negative. Blue is essentially soothing, and the different hues can create a peaceful and serene feeling. However, it can also be perceived ascold and unemotional so you will need to pick the right tone to deliver the appropriate message (see bank’s color psychology-many banks use it in their logos or marketing).It is one of the most popular colors, especially in business.

Green: balance, rest, peace, environmentally friendly in the positive, but bored,bland, and stagnant in the negative. Green can be used in very positive ways for a refreshing and energizing color palette, but too many dark tonescan be perceived negatively.On color psychology,gives the impression of wealth. The easiest color for the eyes to process. Used in stores to relax.

Orange:warmth, security, fun, and abundance in the positive, but frivolity and disorder in the negative. Orange is a very energizing color, and can also attract immediate attention; however, too much of it can indicate foolishnessor not being taken seriously enough. On color psychology,creates a call to action :subscribe, buy or sell.


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Pink: On color psychology,pink reflects femininity, love, tranquility in the positive, but weakness and inhibition in the negative. Pink can be soothing and attractive, but can be draining and overdone very easily. Avoid using it unless it clearly matches and represents your brand. Used to market to women and girls and traditional buyers.

Black: can be serious and conventional or sexy and rebellious ,powerful and sleek  and also mournful and unimaginative.On color psychology, black reflects authority and power but it could also represent an evil notion for some people.Use it to market luxury products.

Purple: Being the combination of red and blue, the warmest and coolest colors, purple is believed to be the ideal color and represents meanings of wealth, extravagance, creativity, wisdom, dignity, grandeur, devotion, peace, pride, mystery, independence, and magic.On the negative side : gloom, sadness, and frustration.It is often used to market anti-aging products.

To learn more about color psychology and how it influences purchases check the infographic below, offered by Kissmetrics

psychology of colour

Keep this in mind and use color psychology when designing a website. You must ask yourself what you want your visitors to react to your site.

Psychologists suggest that the  impression the colors leave contributes over 60% to acceptance or rejection of the product or service and for a web-master using color psychology and its emotional effects could mean the difference between selling or losing customers.

Question: How did you choose the colors for your website? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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“How to Make Money with Other People’s Products and Programs” by Ali Brown http://vivamomentum.com/make-money-affiliate-ali-brown.html http://vivamomentum.com/make-money-affiliate-ali-brown.html#comments Wed, 05 Dec 2012 15:59:00 +0000 http://vivamomentum.com/?p=1761 Published on Dec 5, 2012 by Gabi Hirina If you keep up with marketing blogs and online business in general, it’s likely you’ve heard the word affiliate thrown around a lot. And it’s no wonder… Programs of this type are everywhere these days. But many of you have asked me exactly what an affiliate is, and […]

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Published on Dec 5, 2012 by Gabi Hirina

affiliates Ali Brown If you keep up with marketing blogs and online business in general, it’s likely you’ve heard the word affiliate thrown around a lot. And it’s no wonder… Programs of this type are everywhere these days.

But many of you have asked me exactly what an affiliate is, and so I want to back up for a moment and clear up this concept once and for all.

An affiliate is someone who earns commissions for promoting someone else’s products or services.

For example, have you ever recommended a great book to a friend? You could sign up as an Amazon.com affiliate, and start earning money for making these recommendations. Or, if you’re a big fan of creating websites through GoDaddy.com and are raving about them to your colleagues at networking events, you could join GoDaddy’s affiliate program and start earning commission every time you send them new customers. This is how you become an affiliate marketer.

Let’s take a look at WHY affiliate marketing is gaining popularity these days…

#1: It’s profitable

How much you earn depends on how involved you want to get. Referral fees range from percent arrangements (15-25% for example) to flat fees for sales. Why would a business give away this income? It’s simple: Affiliates increase their   reach. You’re giving them a sale they may not have gotten at all, so everybody wins.

For example, in my own affiliate program, I pay out 25% commission on products and 40% commission on my Elevate online training program. I know the huge value and the high-quality clients that referrals bring, so I’m happy to pay out a generous commission to keep those referrals coming in year-round.

I know several online entrepreneurs who make six-figures and even much more… just through affiliate marketing. Some don’t even have their own products or offer any service—all they do is sell on behalf of others. It’s a great way to bring in extra income, and in some cases, a substantial full-time living.


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#2: It’s scalable

You can be as passive or assertive an affiliate as you wish. For example, perhaps you just want to pass on a link to a friend in an email, or list your personal recommendations on your website or a blog. To take it further, you can do solo emails to your ezine list, create videos about the product or program you’re promoting, or even buy advertising (such as on Facebook) to really increase your click-throughs.

#3: There’s no cost to you

Most affiliate programs are free to join. And this goes back to that win-win partnership. You earn checks, and the business gets more sales and more exposure to lists they wouldn’t be able to reach without your help. Also, you have no overhead as an affiliate marketer. You don’t have to create a product, hire a team, or anything. All you have to do is promote other people’s stuff. The only money you would typically spend if you want to is getting involved in paid advertising (e.g. Facebook or in ezines).

How do you get started as an affiliate?

It’s easy to get started as an affiliate by just signing up with your name, contact information, and agreeing to terms such as not to spam people when you promote a company’s product. You may also be asked HOW you’d like to be paid. Common methods are check or PayPal. Additionally, you may be asked to provide your social security number for tax-reporting purposes, should you make more than $600 a year from the program. (And wouldn’t you like that problem?)

After you sign up, you’ll receive an affiliate link that has your unique affiliate code embedded in it. This is an important link, your key to getting a commission when recommending products/services. You’ll want to use that link in emails, and ezines, your blog, Twitter, and Facebook, basically anywhere online that you might be spreading the word about the product, event, or course involved.

Sophisticated affiliate programs have resource centers where you can copy images with your affiliate link embedded in them for easy online posting. These centers have reporting functions so that you can track your earnings over time. You’ll want a program that keeps in touch with you often, providing you tools such as prewritten emails, tweets, and Facebook status updates for quick turnaround to your community of contacts.

TIP: If you plan to sign up as an affiliate for more than one program, I suggest keeping a simple spreadsheet of all the information to keep it handy. You’ll want to have a column for the affiliate resource center, your user id, password, and you could even track your promotions and results, if you want. Check each of your accounts at least on a quarterly basis, just to make sure that your contact information is up-to-date. You wouldn’t want to miss out on any payments!

Whom should you partner with?

I highly recommend only becoming an affiliate for a company, person, or program that you “know,” like, and trust, or with whom you’ve had personal positive experiences. You want to maintain your reputation with your friends, colleagues, and your Internet peeps. It’s best of all if you’ve used the actual product or service that you’re touting. (Our BEST affiliates are our own clients, customers, and readers, because they are very familiar with my offerings.)

You want to look for programs that provide you with pre-written copy, ideas, and images to use. And look for companies that spend time and money on planning big launches, especially leading with valuable free information. This means they invest a lot in making sure the sale will happen, so all you need to do is send them the prospect. You look great by sending your peeps to a valuable free video series, report, webinar, teleseminar, etc. and then the company does the work from there.

If you know that someone makes high-quality products, has a stellar reputation in the community, and is serious about their marketing, you really can’t go wrong joining forces with them and becoming an affiliate.

I’d be remiss not to mention that this September, I’m expecting to write many 5- and even 6-figure commission checks to members of my own affiliate program. You see, I’m getting ready for my biggest launch EVER, called “Thrive: Powered by Elevate”, and NOW is the time to get in on this opportunity!

To get all the details, watch my short video on this information-rich page, where you can see what all the fuss is about.

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How To Monetize Your Blog Fast http://vivamomentum.com/5-ways-to-monetize-a-blog.html http://vivamomentum.com/5-ways-to-monetize-a-blog.html#comments Mon, 26 Nov 2012 15:34:25 +0000 http://vivamomentum.com/?p=1477 Published on Nov 26, 2012 by Gabi Hirina One of the questions that I get very often is, “Gabriela, how do I monetize my blog ?” You own a blog and you love blogging  and maybe you have even some decent traffic . You don’t necessarily sell a physical product, but people visit you for […]

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monetize your blog

One of the questions that I get very often is, “Gabriela, how do I monetize my blog ?” You own a blog and you love blogging  and maybe you have even some decent traffic .

You don’t necessarily sell a physical product, but people visit you for information or entertainment and you want to turn that into a little bit of cash money. So, how do you monetize your blog then?

Well, luckily there are a couple great programs for doing just that. Not everyone can work out a great advertising deal with a company, especially if your site doesn’t have a ton of traffic. But, that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to make big money off of what you already have.


1.Hostgator:
In order  for  your website to be on the internet, you need a web host. It is very important to have a good host, and I recommend this one.With Hostgator all you have to do is sign-up for an account and then follow directions in your account menu to join the affiliate program. They provide you with links and banners to put wherever you like on your site. When someone uses your link to go to Hostgator and makes a purchase, you can earn up to  $125! To sign-up, start here.

2.GoDaddy: With GoDaddy all you have to do is sign-up for an account and then follow directions in your account menu to join the affiliate program. With a bit of information, you’re good to go and they provide you with links and banners to put wherever you like on your site. When someone uses your link to go to GoDaddy and makes a purchaseYou’ll receive 30% commission on nearly all product sales made through your affiliate link, you earn 20%. To sign-up, start here.

3.Clickbank: it’s a huge library of ebooks, software and other digital goods. It contains thousands of products that you are free to promote as a ClickBank affiliate. The vast majority of ClickBank Vendors  pay a commission of 50% and 75% on the sale price of their products. For more details on how to set your Clickbank account please check these tutorials  here.

4.Amazon  is the biggest retailer of physical products and has a great affiliate program. It’s simple and free to sign up . Just visit Amazon and click on the Join Associates link at the bottom of the page. Tip for you : choose products that are related to your niche. Otherwise, your customers won’t have a compelling reason to purchase them.;-)


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5.Aweber : is a top rated autoresponder software with free support and tips. As an AWeber affiliate, you earn a commission ( 30%) when someone purchases a new AWeber account through your affiliate link. The money you earn as an AWeber affiliate is a percentage of all of the money your customers ever pay to AWeber.You’ll also get all the advertising  tools inside your affiliate area.

These recommendations are sincere and I have personally used every single one. When you click on some of these links and purchase a product or service on the corresponding website, I will earn a commission. This is one of the main ways I make money. I appreciate your support, and thank you for checking out the products and services that I recommend!

Do you have any more tips to help monetize a blog? Share in the comments below!

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