eCigarettes & The Establishment

eCigs have been with us for about 10 years now, but there is a lot of opposition from public health officials. Doctors all over the world are starting to understand that ‘vaping’ is infinitely less toxic than Tobacco.

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Cigarettes Used to Be Promoted By Doctors

Tobacco Used To Be Actively Promoted

Smoking Tobacco used to be a very popular activity, depending on how old you are you might be aware of this, because of course there has been a worldwide public health campaign to get people to stop smoking over the past 20 years. The success of this health push to get people to be more aware of the health outcomes for Tobacco smoking has been very successful, but it was not very long ago that medical doctors were employed by large Tobacco companies to advertise and promote smoking – think about this for a minute, qualified medical doctors actually telling people to smoke a particular brand of cigarette because they are ‘good for you’. Just like this one, which is an actual advert as seen on television and cinemas in 1950:

This advert is not unusual, and it was among many others featuring desirable occupations like ‘Aircraft Liner Pilots’, “Cowboy Ranchmen’, ‘Policemen’ and many others. Smoking was promoted, and encouraged at every level of society.

And of course the result was that smoking cigarettes was extremely common – in 1955 56.9% of males & 28.4% of females smoked cigarettes, reducing to 20.5% males & 15.3% females in 2013 – this is in America. Other western countries had a similar experience.

This reduction is a direct result of the intensive public education and anti-smoking message  promoted by public health authorities. We are all now aware of the very real link between Tobacco smoking and diseases such as lung cancer, throat cancer, emphysema and heart disease, among many others. Of course not everyone who smokes Tobacco develops these illnesses, it is a matter of genetic and physical loading – some people are more susceptible than others to the harmful chemicals; we all know of people who live to a ripe old age who smoked also.

The eCig Is Born

But it is commonly understood that Tobacco is not very good for you, and lots of people want to quit-but it can be very hard once you get started smoking, it is a pleasant way to pass the time, and the flavor of Tobacco is also attractive to many who like to smoke. Me included. I have smoked since I was about 15. Nicotine addiction is a very real condition, the body craves its daily dosing.

In 2003 in Beijing China, a 52 year old pharmacist  Hon Lik develops the means to produce a harmless (mostly) vapor from a mixture of vegetable glycerin and propylene glycol & liquid nicotine with some flavorings; he was seeking an alternative to his own cigarette habit, plus his father passed away as a result of developing lung cancer.

This early version of his personal vaporizer quickly caught on and developments of this ‘electronic cigarette’ gained momentum. The E-Cig was born. Now you would think that public health authorities would welcome this new alternative which offers Tobacco addicts a way to enjoy smoking that is definitely much less harmful to themselves and those around them. But no. all kinds of rumors began to circulate about the ‘hidden dangers’ & toxic nature of the eLiquids being used in these new devices.

Now it is fair to say that there have been some examples of unscrupulous manufacturers of eLiquid (the juice that is vaporized) putting out toxic products; these are very definitely in the minority. This tended to happen in the early days of eCig development when the market was less aware; these days the industry has matured quickly and the quality of both the devices and the eLiquids has vastly improved.

Dr Michael Mosely is a well known television medical journalist in the U.K and he produced a special study on eCigarettes – this short section is a crucial bit of that documentary which you can see in its entirety if you wish on YouTube, but this section reveals that eCigs are actually pretty damned good, and they offer Tobacco smokers a genuine alternative which can help them to stop smoking Tobacco, and even continue to enjoy the act of smoking without significant health dangers to themselves, or those around them who might passively inhale this vapor:

Public Health Opposition

So what is it about eCigs that public health authorities object to, when it is obvious that they are genuinely a good development? Well if you have been actively involved with getting people to stop smoking, and you have developed an entire narrative and attitude of anti-smoking and then people begin actually what looks like ‘smoking’ all over again you will naturally feel resentful! So it is because ‘Vaping’ looks so much like ‘smoking’  that the powerful public health officials and doctors object.

But this is ridiculous, vaping is not smoking and it is nobodies business if I like to vape; it has been proven time and again that there is no toxic result, and there is not even any nicotine in the exhaled vapor. So we need to examine this somewhat puritanical approach by the health authorities; Dr Michael Mosely’s documentary has helped to spread the word, and reinforce the health benefits of taking up vaping as an alternative to smoking Tobacco.

As a smoker myself I began looking at eCigarettes in 2009, I responded to one of those adverts you see in newspapers, online and in magazines where you send off a coupon for a free trial. The package arrived and I opened it up- you get 2 fully working look-a-like cigarette devices and a supply of cartridges containing eLiquid, I got the 12mg dose and I liked it! I could see this helping me to quit and I have been using eCigs ever since. My breathing has improved and my sense of taste is now back to normal; I am lucky in that smoking did not do much damage to me, but I’m grateful for eCigarettes and I promote them to all my friends who smoke.

I have moved on from these look-a-like models, but many people stick with them, they are convenient and give you the feel of smoking a cigarette when you finish eating your dinner, or for those relaxing moments with a newspaper on a Sunday morning after a cooked breakfast (I love bacon, egg & fried mushrooms!). So yes, eCigs helped me give away the Tobacco and I continue to enjoy the act of ‘Vaping’. Don’t be put off by all these alarmist propaganda posts you see on Facebook about ‘toxic dangers’ – mainly put out by people who do not know what they are talking about, or who have an interest in suppressing electronic cigarettes. Dr Michael Mosely is no shill, he has no interest in this industry other than as a medical doctor.

Arbitrage From Craigslist

Arbitrage is the ancient ‘buy low sell high’ but this is a very high tech way of gaining some very healthy profit without doing the work yourself

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Arbitrage, you may have come across this word and wondered what it means – it is used quite a lot in business circles because what it refers to is one of the oldest concepts of business known to man – buy at a low price, then sell for a higher price and pocket the difference, or profit. People who run shops buy goods at wholesale prices and then sell them to customers for a higher price-we are all very familiar with this concept. So ‘Arbitrage’ is simply a fancy term for this basic approach.

Now, gaining the arbitrage, or profit potential on services is a novel idea. What if you were able to access a lot of people who are very keen to get things done, so keen in fact that they are willing to pay you a handsome fee- AND you also had access to a large market of highly skilled people who are willing to get these same tasks completed, and completed with high quality results, for a very cheap rate, much lower than the first group are used to paying for them?

Well this almost sounds too good to be true, I mean why are these people not aware of the existence of these skilled people – and why would they be willing to pay a lot more than they have to?

Why Don’t They Know?

Good questions, and really it is a case of simply not being aware of what is out there. Everyday we see people who may not be aware of the options, folks who pay over the odds for things simply because they are in a hurry or unaware there may be much better offers – it happens all the time. People are funny like that, they have all kinds of assumptions and beliefs. For example someone may pay $100 for an item on Amazon that is available for $25 in Walmart, it happens all the time-they enjoy the convenience of getting the item delivered without needing to go shopping.

OK Arbitrage is pretty easy to understand, and Craigslist is a very popular site where certain types of people advertise their requirements for getting all kinds of things done, from business websites to designing flyers, to logos, to writing letters-all kinds of modern business tasks.

The folks posting jobs on Craigslist would not be doing so if they knew there were much cheaper options elsewhere – would they? It is not your responsibility how people choose to advertise their requirements now is it? 

 

Fiverr.com, this is a pretty huge site where skilled people from all over the world offer digital services – there are web designers, writers, graphics people, voice over artists-literally everything you can think of.

Many of them are based in countries such as India, the Philippines and so forth – and a lot of these services are offered for as little as $5, although the prices can reach a lot higher many of them can be got for $10-20. You can have a very decent website built in WordPress for as little as $80.  This creates an opportunity, if you could take the order for a guy on Craigslist wanting a website for $500, you could get it built for $80 and keep the $420. Potentially.

The Craigslist Poster

The people who tend to post these jobs on Craigslist are simply not familiar with Fiverr, there are millions of people out there and not all of them are savvy about what is available – this is simply the case, so it is up to you to offer your services and tell the Craigslist people all about how you can help them. Trouble is it takes a lot of time, who wants to sift through all the jobs on Craigslist, and then try to find a seller on Fiverr to fulfill the job?

Well this is the answer, a piece of software I came across enables you to put any search term in and find all the jobs available on Craigslist-PLUS it has the same search function for Fiverr. This is magic software, and it is called Arbitrage Underdog. This is legitimate and a lot of people have been making gangbuster money from the profit.

21st Century business concepts like this are making a huge impact. If you put a few hours per day into this you can start taking orders. The software allows you to download graphics from the Fiverr seller’s advert to show the Craigslist job poster your ‘work’. This software does it all for you.

Here is a testimonial from ‘Kenster’ a highly trusted dude – he thinks this software is killer, because it is!

This is one of those opportunities that the modern internet allows us to take advantage of, being able to reach different markets and bring them together-this is being clever, this is using your brains.

I would say anyone with average intelligence, and a few spare hours per week can make an extra 500-1000 bucks per week; it is all down to how much effort you put in, but really it does not get much easier than this, it takes a bit of work, but heck, Arbitrage was never so crafty! Check it out for yourself, start making some high tech money from home, you could even make this your full time gig if you work at it-a lot of people have.

I have to say I use this software myself, and it is not like a walk in the park, I like it though, and it has a heck of a lot of potential. Like a lot of things in life, it is really down to how you approach it yourself. Yes you can make money from it, but you have to put the time and work into it, but it beats a lot of other scammy rubbish out there!

High Ticket Affiliate Sales

It is all very well to approach Affiliate Marketing and think about ‘passive income’ – but how can you find really high paying affiliate programs where you do not have to make thousands of sales just to make a few dollars, where are the serious high paying offers?

Luxury & High Ticket Affiliate Programs
Luxury & High Ticket Affiliate Programs

Affiliate Marketing is popular online, why? Well because it is one of the easiest ways to make some money! You don’t need to create your own product, you can help other people by informing them about quality products they may not be aware of, plus it does not require a lot of technical skills to position yourself – sure you might have to write articles, or produce videos but these days you can use lots of online tools and resources which are easy to learn how to use.

OK, a lot of us know that this affiliate marketing can be profitable, but what about finding decent products to write about, or present on a video-you can’t get rich off $7 eBooks, or even $20 products.

How about something where you don’t have to make too many sales, or that pays out $1000 or more for one sale? So-called ‘High Ticket’ items are what we need!

Build Quality Blogs – Produce Videos

A friend of mine runs a blog about flying air craft – he happens to like anything to do with planes and flying, so he has lots of pilot lessons affiliate links, chartering private jets and even aircraft manufacturers affiliate links-yep you can make a percentage from someone buying their own executive jet, you don’t need many sales per year to bring in some nice cash! Of course his blog is top quality, and he has built a healthy readership of people who have the means and interest in the topic to make purchases.

This is another aspect of eWriting, we can consider ourselves as being ‘Media Companies’, this is the way modern business is going. If you think about it, a lot of business types need to produce content, in today’s digital world content is King (I’m sure you have heard that one before), and it is true that high quality content builds business – from furniture retailers to medical centers, everyone is putting out their branded content to keep people informed and interested in their businesses. eWriting is the major skill of the 21st Century, like I say on this site.

High Paying Affiliate Offers

So where do you find some of these high ticket affiliate offers, how do you sign up to get the big bucks? Well, I’m glad you ask – I have produced a data base of some of the really juicy affiliate programs that I have come across over the years. Each one pays very decent commissions, and yes I have included a private Jet charter program that pays a minimum of $250 for each sale of a charter, Exotic Car Rentals, Luxury Watches, even Hovercraft which can pay $1000 per sale (Conditions apply). 

There is a private yacht charter for those who like to sail the Mediterranean for their holidays – to Medical procedures, to Web development, look there are a heap of high ticket affiliate programs where you can seriously make some big money by letting interested people know about these products through your content.

If you want to grab your copy of this high ticket affiliate data base, on a searchable PDF all you have to do is Sign Up On The Sidebar with your best email address (no bogus ones thanks!) You can start producing your own content with your links included to get semi-passive income coming in for you. Free of charge as a reader of this site.This is a genuine resource-and you can’t find these programs easily!

If you want to explore how to go about being effective and learn the online secrets of affiliate marketing you should check out Mark Ling’s ‘Affilorama‘, a FREE training site for newby affiliates – it is high quality and completely legitimate, I learned a heck of a lot from Mark’s site myself. He has some high end training and ‘done for you’ affiliate options that you pay for, if you want that-but for just learning the ropes and getting started, there is nothing quite like his FREE course anywhere else. No B.S. 

If you want to grab this fantastic collection of high ticket affiliate programs so you can get started on your own projects simply enter your best email address on the sign up applet- and you will be sent the download link almost immediately, although it can depend on your location, it might take a few minutes, also check in different folders of your email – including the ‘junk’ if you have trouble finding the message. 

Can You Really Get Started For Free?

How To Build An Online Business If You Are Broke

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How Can You Make Money Online Without Spending Money?

 You know one of the most often asked questions I have seen in forums and social media groups over the years is: ‘Is it possible to build an online business even if you don’t have money to invest in it?’ I am always tempted to say “NO!” And in all honesty I would have to say it is definitely ‘better’ if you have a few bucks for hosting and a decent WordPress theme at least.But from my own experience the answer is yes!

You can definitely launch and grow an entire Internet-based business without having to spend a single penny for any tools. No Cost Income Stream can help you learn all of the details, but let’s look at a few valuable lessons, and approaches right now.

Choose a No Cost Business Model

You can make money without spending money by promoting products and services. Affiliate marketing allows you to earn money several different ways. Most people are familiar with the more well-known affiliate sites like Amazon, ClickBank and Commission Junction. But there are some profitable sites that you might not be aware of yet. You can look for PLR affiliate programs. This is where you promote content packs for other marketers. You can find them by doing an Internet search for PLR sites and see if they have an affiliate program. You can also become a WordPress theme affiliate. StudioPress, Elegant Themes & WooThemes create WordPress themes and they all have affiliate programs that are free to join.

eCommerce is really huge these days, it seems nearly everyone wants to set up a ‘Dropshipping’ site or to sell physical goods, and you can do this really cheaply with a program like ‘Shopify’, which also has an affiliate program. Woocommerce is one of the better shoppingcarts for WordPress, and it is free, but not everyone wants to build their own!

If you’re part of their affiliate program, you can promote them. If someone buys a theme through your link, you get a percentage of that sale. You’re not just limited to digital products – you can also promote actual physical goods.

You’ll find many of these online. But you can also find them offline. Any store that you can physically walk into could possibly have an affiliate program. Walmart has one! What they pay their affiliates depends on the product category that you promote. Zappos also has an affiliate program. You can promote anything from clothing to home goods. Sears has an affiliate program, too – but they’re picky about who they allow to promote. You have to have a certain amount of traffic each month for your site before they’ll consider letting you sign up.

Here’s a tip for you: if you do decide to promote for a store that has an affiliate program – use contextual links in the body of your blog posts. Don’t just use the banners provided by the store- there is ‘banner blindness’ and folks think  they are adverts. If you use pictures of the product on your site, make sure the picture is an affiliate link for you.

So-called ‘High Ticket’ affiliate programs enable you to make fat commissions from highly targeted traffic – this is the big secret behind all affiliate marketing, the more specialized and unique the ‘niche’ the easier it is to make sales IF you go about it the right way. Getting 500 targeted visitors per month on a high ticket affiliate site, with one or two sales can be well worth it; certainly better than 10,000 visitors who all click away after 5 seconds! People worry about the numbers, when they should be concerned with ‘Targeting’ and conversion.

Many site visitors click on pictures and you don’t want to miss out on that commission. Besides affiliate marketing, you can make money online through ‘ghostwriting’.

You can ghostwrite for business clients, for other marketers and for other bloggers. You can write articles, reports and text for web pages. Many of these people who need this kind of work done started out online the same way you are. When they first started, they looked for ways to earn without having to spend money. But now that their business has grown, they have a lot of need for product output without having a lot of time to keep up with the demand of people who want to learn from them.

So they hire ghostwriters. You can help by offering your services to give them more elbow room. You can write everything, from a blog post to a book for a marketer. You’ll be earning money while you’re growing your own business, until one day, it will be you who has the need to hire a ghostwriter. When you ghostwrite, you’re working on products that someone else created through their expertise. You can do the same. You can create products that are your own and actively promote those items.

What you can create will depend on what niche you select, what you have knowledge about, or what you learn about. If you’re into lawns and gardening, you could create a report on how to deal with the most common pest problems associated with lawns and gardening. Anything that successful marketers create, you can create, too. If they’re creating eBooks, you can do the same. It’s wise to study what the competition is doing to see how they’re making their money.

Everyone has something that they’re good at. For some, that’s helping other people make life changes. You may be the type of person who instinctively knows how to guide people to help them see the direction they really want to go in life.

You could get into coaching people.

The type of coaching you can do will depend on whatever it is that you’re good at. If you’re good at knowing how to handle affiliate marketing, then you could turn around and sell your services as a coach in that area. If knowing how to get a lot of site traffic is your area of expertise, then you can do that. Whatever skills you have that help you meet goals in your life, you can bet that someone else may be able to benefit from your insight – and they’d be willing to pay for your knowledge.

You could become a coach based on your expertise in an area that’s a hobby of yours. If you’re good at training dogs, you can coach others on how to do that. Think about all of the skills that you have in your life that you can use to make money. You probably have more skills that others can use than you may think. Another route that you can go to earn money online without spending money is to become a virtual assistant.

As a virtual assistant, you can earn by leveraging skills that you probably already have. Though many people hire a virtual assistant for help in their personal lives, others hire one to handle various tasks associated with running a business.

They use a VA to answer their email and handle running their social media sites. Sometimes they might want to hire a VA to do the research involved with a certain project.

You could be hired to perform one big task or several smaller ones. A virtual assistant keeps others organized and accomplishes what has to be done. Many virtual assistants got their start simply because they put the skills that they had in marketing to good use. No Cost Income Stream is a good guide that can help you learn how to use affiliate sites.  

 

Make the Most of Free Tools Available to You

MailChimp allows you to build your own email list for free. You can have up to two thousand subscribers on your list and you can email them throughout the month with information about your business. When you sign up for an account with MailChimp, you get to create a mailing list. After you do that, take the sign up code and add it to your widgets section in WordPress or Blogger – or Wix/Weebly e.t.c

Having an email list filled with subscribers is important for the success of your online business because a list can help you grow your customer base. When you’re first starting your list, you should email your subscribers with useful tools and information.

MailChimp will even let you split test your emails. You can use the A/B testing to determine important things like what time of day is best for sending, which subject lines convert best, and what type of campaigns are the most productive. There are some other free Email platforms, with autoresponder tools- InInBox is a good one I have used in the past.

If you are a WordPress site builder there are some excellent free Email systems available in the form of plugins: Mailpoet is one I have used to great effect, it has an ‘Autoresponder’ module that you can use with either your own Cpanel hosting, OR a third party delivering service. Free plugin.

 

There is a long list of free digital business tools on this site, keep this in mind.

By tweaking one thing at a time, you’ll learn what types of content your audience responds to. You’ll want to make sure that you have good keywords in everything that you write because keywords help your potential customers be able to find you online. It’s important to use short tail and long tail keywords. You don’t have to rely on your own expertise to be able to figure out which words to use. You can get help from a keyword tool – and there are some good free ones.

Ubersuggest.org is one of them. You simply type your word into the query box and you’ll get a list of keywords broken down by some random suggestions the site pulled from the alphabetical list and the rest will be listed under the alphabetical letter.

For example, if you type in ‘gardening’, you might get “gardening tips” at the top, but if you scroll down to the “t” section, you’ll see not only “gardening tips” but “gardening tool set”.  If you click on “gardening tool set” the keywords are broken down even more.

The Google Keyword Planner will allow you to see the volume of people searching for certain keywords. But it will also let you know what kind of competition you’ll be facing by choosing certain keywords. For example, if you choose to use “gardening,” you’ll see the monthly searches and you’ll see that the competition for that word is fairly high.  But if you add the word “organic” to make it “organic gardening,” then you’ll see that the competition is lower.

The reason that using a keyword tool is important is because you’ll be able to see what kind of website traffic is estimated for those keywords and you can choose the ones that will bring visitors to your site.

Graphics are an important part of an online business owner’s arsenal. The right graphics can help you promote your product or services and make you look like a professional.

There are plenty of resources to help you grab professional graphics for free. SmashingMagazine offers a freebies section. This section frequently features graphics like icons, social media buttons, and vectors. You also have the option of creating your own graphics using a range of Saas graphic platforms-see that free list on this site.

You’ll be able to use many of these freebies in both personal and commercial projects – including services you offer or products you create. But you’ll have to read the guidelines carefully because there are a few icon sets that have restrictions.

The site pixabay.com is really great for license free photos and images,and this one Pexels.com is also fantastic for web developers and bloggers.  But photos aren’t all you can download for free. There are also free audio clips, free video clips, and free illustrations.

You can use these images for free, provided you credit the photographer. If you can’t credit the creator, then you can purchase the image for a few dollars and use it freely. Next, you want to make sure that you have a blog for whatever business you have. Many businesses use free blogging sites when they’re first starting out so that they can save on the cost. 

Which blog service you choose should depend on how you plan to use it. If you plan to do affiliate marketing, don’t use WordPress.com. Their terms of service prevent you from including affiliate links in your posts. You’re also not allowed to sell any type of product using a blog from WordPress.com.

Blogger is a better choice if you’re interested in affiliate marketing. Many people have successfully used Blogger to earn money through affiliate programs. You’re even allowed to include ads on your Blogger site through AdSense.

If you’re looking to have a shopping cart on your blog, then you should try Weebly instead of Blogger. Weebly has its own blog structure and comes with a shopping cart option.

Using a free Weebly account, you can sell up to ten products. These can be digital or tangible products or a mix of both. If your site grows beyond ten products, you can always upgrade your account later.

 

Promote Your Products and Services for FREE on the ‘Net’

 

Thanks to social media, advertising has gotten easier than ever. Social media can allow you to connect with customers in other countries that never would have heard of your business otherwise. There are several popular social media sites that you can use to promote your online business. Facebook is one of the most popular social media networking sites.

For your online business, you should set up a fan page. When a Facebook user likes your fan page, they’ll get updates from you in their feed. You can also use it to interact with your customers and build a fan base.

You are allowed to have a targeted domain on Facebook. Instead of having a random URL, you can have one that’s specific for your business. If you sold chocolates, you could have that in your URL by having something like Facebook.com/JanesChocolates.

Twitter is a social media service that lets you share updates in 140 characters or less. These updates are called tweets. You can embed media like videos and photos in your tweets.

Providing a steady mix of content will keep your followers interested in what you have to say. But don’t constantly use it to get into someone’s face with a BUY NOW type of tweet. Interact, but don’t be pushy.

YouTube is a social media site that’s centered around videos (no shit Sherlock). Users can post videos, comment on other users’ videos, and create playlists. This may surprise you, but YouTube is a popular search engine. Many visitors go to YouTube and type in a keyword like “dog training.” If you have a video on dog training that has a good description, your video might appear in the search results. YouTube is in fact a free ‘University’ where you can learn how to do a crazy amount of things.

You can use YouTube to drive traffic to your website, or you can use it to promote your services. Again, make sure you follow their rules or you might find your video account shut down. Produce videos which actually provide value, don’t expect people to respond to blatant sales messages because they just won’t!

The social network site Pinterest is an easy way to share pictures. Users ‘pin’ images to various boards. This allows users to find their favorite products or website again.

It’s a great social networking opportunity – especially if you’re in a field that relies heavily upon design such as an artist or web designer.  Infographics go over well here, and users often Share pins, helping your posts go viral.

Don’t forget to join Google Plus. This is the social media network that the search engine, Google created. Google Plus allows you to add users in circles. These circles allow you to choose which of your followers see your status.

You could have a circle for family and one for marketing. Your status about your cat’s antics could be restricted to family while your blog post about a new product could be viewable only to your marketing followers.

 

Prep Yourself to Level Up By Investing in Your Business

 

Once you’ve learned the tips found in No Cost Income Stream, you can leverage that into a bigger financial turnaround for your business. The more money that you invest in your business, the more money you’ll be able to earn. While all of the free tools that are available can be a big help when you’re first starting out, many of them do have limitations and you certainly don’t want to limit your earning potential.

If you start out using MailChimp, eventually, as your business grows, you’re going to outgrow the amount of subscribers you can have on there. So you’ll need to switch to another autoresponder and you’re going to want to pay to get a good one. Aweber is an autoresponder that – while it’s a paid one – is still pretty inexpensive, and you get a lot of features with them. You get customizable templates for crafting email or to use on your website.

If I’m honest though I have to say I prefer Get Response as a paid email platform, I have used both and Get Response has a much higher ‘open rate’, is easier to use and has much more modern templates and graphics to use. But either are good – you will have to decide!

But you also get email tracking with the use of their analytics programs. This lets you see what’s happening to the email you send out. You’ll get follow up tools and tools that allow you to specifically target subscribers with information that’s relevant to them.

After you can afford it, you’ll want to invest in paid keyword tools because you’ll be able to access more information that will help you draw in more traffic and build a bigger customer base.

Market Samurai is one of the paid keyword tools that is actually very good. Among the features that it offers is the ability to identify the best places to promote your website. It also teaches users how to monetize your website.

With keyword use, it’s one of the best programs you can buy. It shows users how valuable a keyword is – both through organic use as well as with paying venues. There are many paid tools that each deliver valuable keyword insights.

You can use graphics on your minisites for different tasks – such as to help you sell a product or to get someone to subscribe to a list. These graphics are used to get the customer to take a specific action.

For example, like a big, red sign up arrow with a Buy Now button. You can start out free and then upgrade to paid graphics using a professional site designer.

Your lowest paid graphics might come from Fiverr, but then as you make more money, you’ll be able to invest with a professional designer who has complete packages.

When you want to put money into your business, you’ll want to look at paid traffic, too. This is traffic that comes to your sites through the use of means you pay for-such as Facebook ads (the best paid traffic on the planet for many business areas), or Google Adwords, or YouTube paid ads.

Facebook, while it’s a free social networking site, also has paid ads. So you might post to your Fan Page for free, you also have the ability to “Boost” that post using a paid advertisement, but I always use the ‘power editor’ and craft a ‘Dark Post’ – this is a post which is linked to one of your Facebook pages, so it looks like an ordinary post, people respond to it like an item of interest. The big trick here is to put together a ‘funnel’ once your dark post has captured the visitor’s interest you need to go to work and provide value – a video/ebook/article which creates even more interest and impresses your customer. Direct your traffic, use the opportunity.

According to Gary Vaynerchuk, Dark Posts are the best value for advertising money currently available. I happen to agree.

Starting out on a shoestring budget (or no budget at all) is nothing to be ashamed of. Many people have done it and gone on to create thriving Internet-based businesses – this is completely true, look I would not lie to you, read up on Google about them, just type in:’ people who have internet businesses who started with no money’. You can do this, you just need to try and keep on trying.

Contact me with any questions, Good luck!

 

 

 

Affiliate Marketing What Is The Real Story?

Affiliate marketing combined with niche marketing is a dynamite way to commence your online business career. Why not learn 100% free from a legitimate organization that offers you also free website resources-it helped me a lot when I first began.

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The Real Facts About Affiliate Marketing

If there is one particular area of digital marketing which attracts the most attention, and also where many new players get their start, it has to be Affiliate Marketing.

There are literally thousands of eBooks, membership sites, training packages and products all aimed at educating people to ‘make money online’ via being an affiliate.

What exactly is it? It is as old as the hills, ‘middle man marketing’ is another term for it – at its most basic level being an affiliate simply means you are encouraging people to purchase products or services that you do not own, but you have a special relationship with the product manufacturer/creator, or service provider to receive a percentage of the sale value; a commission

When applied to the internet, this can be a very easy way to earn money. Well this is the theory anyway. Because you do not have to be a product creator, or supplier of services many new players in the ‘internet marketing’ game can participate fairly quickly.

Some reckon you do not need to build a website, or possess technical skills to succeed; however you greatly increase your potential for success if you do have a few resources to use.Plus if you really want to make some serious money, building your own affiliate empire is the way to go!

The main requirement for any kind of affiliate marketing is being able to present the product, or service to the most relevant audiences.

This is where an awful lot of people go wrong, this is where most of the ‘spam’ originates. Spam messages are the natural result of inexperienced people attempting to get people to buy something – but they do not know what they are doing, and they just throw ‘mud against the wall’ and hope some of it sticks(!)

 

 

The main difference between failed affiliate marketers, and those who make lots of money, is all in how they go about ‘targeting‘ their audience. This is the entire difference- if you can present the right product/service to the right people you will have a much better chance of making sales.

It makes sense doesn’t it? What is the difference between all of the messages in your ‘Junk’ folder, and those messages you actually click on to read?

Chances are those messages you choose to actually read are from people you either know, or you are aware of through some other process. Even if the message is asking you to consider buying something, you do not mind because you have established some kind of link or relationship with the sender. This basic difference is highly significant.

Those people who take the time and effort to think through how they will present their affiliate materials tend to do better. This is common sense, but it is astounding how quickly common sense is abandoned when it comes to online marketing!

Among the first successes I experienced in affiliate sales gave me a taste of just how powerful this can be. I happened to come across a site called ‘Affilorama‘ – this is put together by a chap from New Zealand named Mark Ling.

Mark is a genuine bloke, he is one of the better online ‘guru’ types out there. Mark’s approach is so honest and effective that his own father was able to retire early and enjoy a lifestyle without worry! This is true, you can read about it for yourself-(Google Mark Ling)

This is a legitimate product, it teaches you how to build simple product websites, use Google to build organic traffic and then semi-passively get commissions. I was impressed with the product and I had some success by following what it taught me. Plus Affilorama provide their own WordPress theme which you can use to compile niche sites. Free. That’s right this course and all the resources are 100% free and legitimate. What’s the catch? Well they offer you a ‘done-for-you’ version where Affilorama build out your affiliate sites and give you an almost guaranteed online income-this you pay for! 

I understand that this is still available, and it has been updated to suit today’s online conditions. I had no problem recommending Affilorama because these guys offer you the real deal, not hype or bullcrap. 

Prior to this first experience with internet-based affiliate malarky I was much like everyone else – I was deeply skeptical. It is entirely natural to resist hype, and to consider all of the banners and flashing text as being rubbish, of course! And much of it is to be avoided, but there is a genuine and much deeper level to all of this. I resolved to only speak the truth based on my own research and results. It is the only way to fly.

Oscar The Flying Dog Agrees With Me!

 

 

It was supremely satisfying seeing actual money come in from affiliate niche sites I built using Affilorama free WordPress tools, and following their instructions on their website. Hey if you put the work in and learn from the free course, you can make money. Simple as that.

So what is the ‘right way’? Like a lot of things in life if you approach it with good intentions and with the aim to help people it usually means you benefit-does that sound too ‘Kumbya’?, Well all it means is you put some effort into what you do.

It takes a bit of time to set things up, write some decent articles, build reasonable quality websites (WordPress), you can even use the free blog platforms like ‘Blogger’ & ‘Blogspot’.

If it takes a few months to do this, well that time is going to pass anyway, so you may as well fill it with doing profitable things, and put a little effort into learning new skills

If you inform people about information that is not widely known, and they also benefit from it, at some point you are going to generate good will, you will earn the trust of people. If you set about trying to impress or trick people, make false claims you will not succeed and you will also ruin your reputation. It simply isn’t worth it.

Always consider the ‘long game’, the internet is not going anywhere, there are plenty of opportunities for all-there is no panic! So approach affiliate marketing from the desire to help someone discover a good quality experience, none of us are ‘saints’ – in fact most of us aren’t!

Digital marketing can be a grubby, dog-eat-dog industry, but you do not have to play it like that. Those that succeed the most and for the longest are all good people who go out of their way to help. It’s true-the scam artists may have a few wins and succeed for a while, but eventually it bottoms out, I’ve seen this time and again. Resolve to be one of the good guys, and you will succeed in time!

If you have any specific questions, go ahead and drop me a line, I am happy to assist and shed light on anything you might be unsure of, remember niche marketing is just about putting some research into what you might already be familiar with, and like to do already. Find a niche you like and build a website, produce some good quality content.

Look, find out for yourself if you like – Affilorama offer a 100% free training program and you can get all the tools for free, even the hosting!

You don’t come across much that is free AND of high quality these days, and I can recommend Affilorama, they are a good bunch of people-if you want to take it further you can and pay for their ‘done for you’ options, but this is entirely up to you. I have done my duty and given you a 100% FREE resource that can change your life, the rest is up to you.