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  • How To Make Money Online By Nicola Deiana, www.the3dtechnologies.com How I Went From Zero To $2000+ With My Business Online 1
  • © Nicola Deiana E-mail: nicola@the3dtechnologies.com Last updated on April 30, 2010 2
  • What is This Book About First and foremost, thank you for downloading the book – “How to Make Money Online”. In writing this book I have assumed you, the reader, have a basic knowledge of affiliate marketing and Wordpress. I do not make money by selling pdf files. I make money on the internet with real website. This is why my ebook is free. Also, you're free to make copies of it and pass it on to anyone you like. Those methods I described in these 98 pages report are easy to understand and implement. This is my first ebook and it comes from my experience of over two years as affiliate marketer and internet entrepreneur. This ebook is a compilation of update blog posts found on my blog, the3dtechnologies.com I'm using this book as a promotional tool. If you like what you read, chances are you will visit my blog. I make money by blogging, not by selling E Books. I've launched this book because most people lack the right mindset and the necessary knowledge to make money online. Thus, my goals with this e-book is to open the eyes and expand the mind of every person that want make money online or who has always throught to use internet as their main source of income, but had not the right knowledge to do it. The 1° part is focalized on how learning to build a website from scratch through Wordpress platform. The 2° part is focalized on how to make money through Adsense ppc program and affiliate marketing. The 3° part is focalized on how to create traffic to your site or blog. The 4° and last part is focalized on pick a niche that have profitable keywords, build a small website store around them, and then leave it to bring search engine traffic and bring a residual income without requiring maintenance. 3
  • So, prepare to be energized with a new way that will lead you to internet profits. Why Start A Business Online? There are people that opened their business online because they wanted freedom too. They didn’t do it for the money. Unfortunatly is not so. The truth is that if you open a small-business online, you have less freedom — at least as far as I can see. I can confirm this because I’m a self-employed person, I work 12 hours daily than when I was an employee. Yes, self-employment give you no more freedom — at least when it came to my time. Now, the question is: What allows me really to do? Well, it allows me to express myself freely. At the end, I believe this is the real freedom for those people that create an own business and who love what they do. I left my old work in 2007 as an engineer because I was tired of my life, of being submissive by my boss, and because I couldn’t do what I really wanted for myself — so I left. Open an own business is the only way for you to express your true self even if it’s a part-time job. Buy, what you should do if you want to open a business online like me? The answer is: Choose the most profitable topics and start blogging. To be frank, I started my blog in 2006 for passion, but over time for the money. I love blogging and share my knowledge to people, and trying to help them to learn how to make money online. 4
  • Who is Nicola Deiana? I’ve run a variety of websites and Internet businesses since 2005 and have blogged since 2006. Currently, I'm running the blog the3dtechnologies, nickdeiana.com and occasionally do consulting work as well. What’s important is I am passionate about affiliate marketing other ways and teaching others how they can use these new technologies to create greater freedom and happiness in their lives. If that sounds like something you want to do, please read this report from start to finish. In this way you will gain all the important skills and education necessary to get started. Nicola Deiana Blogger, Affiliate Marketer, and Internet Entrepreneur 5
  • Table of Contents What is This Book About Why Start A Business Online? Who is Nicola Deiana? Chapter 1: Where to Get A Good And Cheap Web Hosting 1. Why Bluehost Web Hosting Is A Great Choice 2. How Does to Start With Bluehost Chapter 2: Uploading Files Using FileZilla - FTP Clients 1. Creating an FTP Site to Connect to 2. Host 3. User ID 4. Password Chapter 3: Create A Blog 1. Cpanel 2. Click the Fantastico Button 3. Fill in the Required Information 4. Finalise the Installation 5. Login to Your New Site 6. Other Benefit Of Bluehost 7. Basic WordPress Administration 8. Change Your Permalink Structure 9. How To Choose A Website Template 10. My 12 Favorite Blogging Resources Chapter 4: My reccomandation Money Maker Chapter 5: Make Money With Adsense 1. Using AdSense And Money Money Online 2. Getting Started with Google Adsense 6
  • 3. Adsense Tips You Cannot Do Without 4. How To Double Your Adsense Revenue 5. How To Use Adblacklist For Adsense Competitive Ad Filter 6. How To Boost Adsense CTR, My Experiment 7. Niche Adsense Themes For Higher CTR 8. How To Set Up Adsense For Search For Your Website Chapter 6: Make Money With Affiliate Marketing 1. What Is Affiliate marketing? 2. What Is an Ad Networks or Affiliate Networks? 3. How To Set Up Your Landing Page 4. How To Set Up Your Own E-Mail Newsletter To Make Money Online 5. What Is A Squeeze Page? 6. Setting Up A Simple PHP Redirect 7. My Favorite List of Ad Networks Chapter 7: Make money with Paid Review 1. If You Want To Make Real Money Online, Remember Linkworth Chapter 8: Getting and Installing Build A Niche Store For Ebay 1. What Are The Requirements For Build A Niche Store? 2. What is Build A Niche Store? 2. Why Ebay? 3. How To Find A Profitable Affiliate Niche 4. Purchase Build A Niche Store. 5. Download Build A Niche Store. 6. Upload the bans files 7. Creating A New MYSQL Database 8. How To Create A New Database User 9. Installing Your Store 10. Set your password 7
  • 11. Set your store 12. Choose eBay category or categories 13. How To Customize Your eBay Store With Build A Niche Store. 14. How To Add Some Content To Your eBay Affiliate Store. 15. Choose the template 16. Ads 17. Store page 18. How To Getting Links-Back To Your Niche Store. 19. Search engine 20. The value of content 21. How To Using USFreeAds.com For Get Traffic And Links. Chapter 9: Promotion Ideas 1. Myspace Advertising Platform: What You Need To Know? 2. How To Setting Up Your First Facebook Ads Campaign 3. Drive The Traffic To Your Niche Site Through Bum Marketing 4. Best RSS Submission Sites 5. Article Submission Tools 6. How To Get Your First 1000 Visitors From Stumbleupon 7. How To Increase Your Blog Subscriber Rate 8
  • Chapter 1: Where to Get A Good And Cheap Web Hosting First of all, you need to realise that if you wish to generate any revenue from your niche store, you need to host your own niche store and register a domain name. Note: You can't use a free web hosting service due to this conditions: 1. AdSense, Yahoo, Chitika and other CPC programs are not permitted. 2. Sponsored/paid links are not permitted. 3. Text ads are not permitted. So, this answer isn't what we want when the site is designed to earn money! 9
  • 1.Why Bluehost Web Hosting Is A Great Choice I've choosen Bluehost as web hosting service for two primary reasons: 1. They had a low price. 2. They had one-click WordPress installation. Bluehost is one of the better hosting providers with over 800,000 domains hosted. Compared to few years Bluehost has grown a lot, only 2 years ago they were hosting less than 500,000 domains. At this time Bluehost providing a good hosting platform at low price, about $6.95 per month. Here, an overview of the features and what you receive for this small sum. • UNLIMITED Hosting Space (NEW!) • UNLIMITED File Transfer (NEW!) • Host UNLIMITED Domains!!! • 2,500 POP/Imap Email Accounts • SSH (Secure Shell), SSL, FTP, Stats • CGI, Ruby (RoR), Perl, PHP, MySQL • 2000/2002 Front Page Extensions • Free Domain Forever! • Free Site Builder (NEW) • 24/7 Superb/Responsive Sales/Support 10
  • 2. How Does to Start with Bluehost The Bluehost signup process is very simple and takes very little time. 1. First off, go to Bluehost.com then click on “sign up now” button as you can see on the image below. 11
  • 2. On the next page you need to enter a new domain name or enter the domain name you want to transfer to Bluehost. Note: If you want to enter a new domain name directly from your control panel, go under the section called “Domains” and click on “Domain Manager”. Next click on the “New Domain” tab across of the top of the Domain Manager page. This will take you to a section of the control panel where enter your domain name. 3. On the next page you can choose your price for your domain: 24 month price - $6.95 per month(reccomended) 12 month price - $7.95 per month 6 month price - $8.95 per month, +$30 setup fee, +$10 for your domain name 3 month price- $9.95 per month, +$30 setup fee, +$10 for your domain name Once you’ve entered all the information required, click on “Next”, and you are all done. 12
  • Below, I've put an image that show you all features available with Bluehost. 13
  • Chapter 2: Uploading Files Using FileZilla - FTP Clients To installing your site, you need to upload every files. It’s no hard but is a step where some beginners get stuck. First of all, go on www.filezilla-project.org, and click on 'Download Filezilla Client' button. On the next page, click on FileZilla_3.3.2.1_win32-setup.exe (or above) if you have any Windows Operating System, than download Filezilla client (it’s free) and install it. 14
  • Click on “I Agree” 15
  • Click on “Next” 16
  • Once installed, click on the icon 'Filezila' and will appear a screenshot like this: The top-right section labelled "Remote site"(1) shows the files that are on the server. These are live on the web. The Local Area(2) shows the files that are on your computer. In the bottom section(3) are panels that show various status messages and the progress of file transfers. Notice that the local and remote areas look pretty much like a Windows Explorer window and they work in the same way. To navigate around the folders simply expand them and click on them as you would in Explorer. To upload a file from your computer to the server you can simply drag from the local area into the remote area. 17
  • 1. Creating an FTP Site to Connect To Here, I've summarized how you must to fill each fields: 1. Host This is your domain name, for example: “ftp://ftp.yoursite.com”. Note: “ftp://ftp.” included. 2. User ID For example: yoursite.com 3. Password Your password Note: these are the user ID and password that have been issued to you by your web host and are NOT the same as the admin user for your WordPress blog. 18
  • Chapter 3: Create A Blog If you want launch a common blog or small business, Bluehost allows you to managing many things in order to simplify your work such as FTP, mail setup parameters, and much more. Starting a blog with Bluehost is very easy. All you need to do is to use the Fantastico button. The fantastico script installer allows anyone to install a few software base, quickly. For instance, you can launch a blog in a default Wordpress state in just 4-5 minutes work. Just enter some data and go. Note: Despite I am using BlueHost, there are other host out there that uses the Fantastico button, then, if you prefer to use another host that uses Fantastico, then these instructions will still work for you. 19
  • 1. CPanel CPanel is the best hosting software out there and the best hosting companies use it. The version of the cPanel that comes with Bluehost is 11. The management is highly user friendly and any novice user can easily work with it. This is what I see when I log into my BlueHost account. That “cpanel 11” is telling me that they run version 11 of the CPanel software(image above). 2. Click The Fantastico Button Click on the “Fantastico De Luxe” button. This will take you to the Fantastico navigation screen. Don’t worry if you don’t understand what all of that means – I’ll walk you through the installation step by step in the following pages. Fantastico is not just for WordPress, it also has support for forums, polls, surveys, wikis and loads more. But for now what we want is WordPress which you can see on the next picture. So, click on 'Fantastico De Luxe' button. 20
  • Once clicked on the WordPress button, you'll should see the following screen(image below). Don’t worry, if anything goes wrong you can just delete it from this screen through the "Remove link" and start again. As you can see WordPress is at the top of the list, click the WordPress icon. 21
  • On the next page you will get an icon on the bottom called “Install Now”. Note: You can choose between several Wordpress version, I recommend the latest stable version. 22
  • 3. Fill in the Required Information On the Next page you need to choose the site/blog name. I suggest to uncheck the “Generate me an Administrator” Login box and make your own username and password. Keep the “Automatically create a new database” option checked unless you know how to or already have a database setup to use. Below you can set the additional options where you can give your new site a name, generate me an Administrator Login box (not checked). You will also need to check the bottom two legal agreement boxes to continue. 23
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  • 4. Finalise the Installation Once clicked the Complete button the Wordpress setup process is finished, Or at least it was on this Bluehost account. The next few screens show your access information. That it! Now you will have the latest version of WordPress installed. You will still need to use FTP client to install your theme and all your plugins and then learn how to optimize it. In fact the easy part is installing WordPress. I highly recommend Bluehost Hosting for your WordPress site. 5. Login to Your New Site The link will look like this: http://www.yourdomain.com/WordPress-directory/wp-admin/ Click on that and you’ll see the WordPress login panel which will prompt you for the username and password that you entered earlier in the process. Once logged in you’ll find yourself in the WordPress dashboard which is a screen that you will come to be very familiar with! 6. Other Benefit Of Bluehost The Bluehost Live Chat is easy to use. All you have to do is to go to the Bluehost web site, click on the “Live Chat” icon, enter the required details and your question. Usually, they replied quickly. Instead, If you present an email ticket through the Bluehost “Help Center”, they replied to in approximately 48 hours. There is also a Phone Support, this is also an excellent way to contact directly Bluehost and get a answer quickly. Generally, the Bluehost support is great, more better then other web hosting services out there, thus I will have no hesitation in recommending Bluehost to my friends and colleagues. 25
  • 7. Basic WordPress Administration The very first thing you should do is test the site out and see it live! Once log into your dashboard at the top left, next to your site name there is a “View Site” link: Click on that to see what the site looks like. It will probably look something like this: Pretty ugly huh? Never mind, we’ll get to that. 26
  • 8. Change Your Permalink Structure A permalink is a short word for ‘permanent link’. Every blog post and every static page and many other items within WordPress all have a permanent link on your website. By default, WordPress uses a dynamic structure that simply allocates a page a number. In order to maximise search engine traffic you will want to ensure that the permalinks on your site have your keywords in them. Here’s an example of a permalink: http://www.yoursite.com/article/ How to change your permanent link: From the Dashboard, click on Setting and then from the lower layer of the menu, click Permalinks: There are three main choices, none of which are suitable! Thankfully, you can also specify a custom setting which I have indicated in the above screenshot. In case you cannot see that clearly, here is it: /%postname%/ What that means is that it will simply use the name of your page(title of your post) as the url. Now when I refresh the page I was looking at, my address bar has changed: Ahh, more search engine friendly. 27
  • 9. How To Choose A Website Template As Affiliate marketers, I’ve tried several of free website templates a while back, but recently I’ve decided to buy a premium Wordpress theme that support more widget and allows me to simplify time and works. Of course, free web site templates is all ok, I’d admit that some are really well made, but most of them are not adapt to working with affiliate marketing, at least not for me. They are not flexible as they should be, and do not allows you to modifying layout parts or change existing parts in several ways. For example, you can not do any of the following: change background colors, the type of font and so on, in a few click as a professional theme does. Also, they do not offer any type of support. Free is great, but have its limitations. However, to getting a professional web templates, the beautiful designs is not everything. This is a minor concern. There are other factors that you are need to consider and that affect your website success, such as, search engine optimization, readability, and functionality. Theme should reflect your topic and idee that you want share to your readers. So, if you are still confused, about the professional theme you should use, you need to consider some points, first: A professional website template haven’t too many colors, but the colors are arranged to differentiate the importance of your website content. On the other hand, the colors of the images inside your website should match the topic of your website. For instance, if you talk about money, the prevalent colors could be the green, while if your topic is about cabin rentals you could choose the brown as main color. As many of you know, for my three sites, the3dtechnologies.com, cabinrentalsideas.com, and nickdeiana.com, I make use of three different Wordpress themes, respectively Frugal, Thesis and Arthemia. One of the main reasons I use these professional templates is why they allows me to change my layout look, change background colors, sidebar colors and so on, with a few click directly from my Wordpress dashboard, and without have css or php knowledges. Another important point that a professional web template take in consideration is the search engine optimization. Many of professional theme allows you to make your search page seo- friendly. In a few step you are able to add from your dashboard, meta tag keyword, meta-tag description and so on, in a simple and fast way. Remember, web visitors will run away from your website if your website has lesser chances to appear in search engine results because the web pages aren’t optimized. 28
  • Last but not least, a website template must be simple as possible. Choose simplicity over complexity. Your web visitors should be able to identify the topics of your website theme quickly and then easily find what he is looking for at the second. Also, more simple your site is, more webpages will load, quickly. In these case, I highly reccomend you to use Frugal theme. 29
  • 10. My 12 Favorite Blogging Resources I would to share a list of software and services I use on my blogs, to add to your bad of tricks and that you can always use for improve your business online. Please note that these are all things that I use and that I want to reccomend you because they are useful and are companies that I trust. Bluehost - Bluehost lets me to install Wordpress with a few click, have a good customer service and a low price. Both are highly reccomended. Blogging Platform Wordpress - Is the blogging platform I use in all my blogs. It’s free and easy to installing and customize. You have a tons of plugins available and a great support from the Wordpress community. Arthemia theme - Is a newspaper theme I use on my blog nickdeiana.com Thesis theme - This great theme I use on Cabinrentalsideas.com lets me to customize layout and design of my blog in a simple and fast way. Amazon s3 - Amazon S3 is a storage for the Internet. It is a great way to putting large files videos, and podcasts so you don’t have bandwidth problems on your own website. Shopping Carts Paypal - Paypal is just for selling something or receive your affiliate payments, but you’ll need to register for an account in order to be able to receive you payment. Advertising Stuff Google Adsense - Google Adsense is a free to use ppc program and the better way to monetize your blog. It lets you to placing relevant ads on your website. Every ads are generated from advertisers using Google Adwords. It is my first source of income. Infolinks - Infolinks is my second source of income. It is a In Text Advertising, and the highest revenue. I am switch from Kontera to Infolinks, because they have an high ecpm. Email Subscriptions & Marketing Aweber - Aweber provides all necessary marketing tools for those wishing to increase their subscribers number through a mailing list. Aweber is ideal to promote affiliate products to people who are really interested. 30
  • Testing Results Google Analytics - Google’s is a tool that help you to tracking your website. The best thing is that It’s free to use. ClickTale - I’m using clicktale to check out how people use my website. I can see every mouse movement and every click they do, and optimize those pages that don’t perform well. You can see a small sample of website viewers for free for max 400/month recorder. Google Optimizer - Is a website optimizer tool that lets you test different webpages of the same content. You need to change only changing some things, so you can see which converts well. Keyword Spy - It lets you to spy on the top competition, and let you create a keyword list that help you to make money. 31
  • Chapter 4: My Reccomendation Money Maker If you are an online publisher concerned in getting an general list of the capability to earn online, and If you are serious about monetizing your online content, or looking to place relevant banner ads on target websites and blogs, here you can find some handy references that I want to offer to my readers. Adsense - Google AdSense, Google's advertising program that lets webmasters display ads from Google's extensive list of advertisers. Through this successful program, unobtrusive text- based ads are served in member sites, who then earn a commission every time someone clicks on the advertisers' links. Infolinks - Infolinks, Inc. is a leading provider of In-Text advertising, a method of online advertising that inserts text link advertisements within the content of a website, usually as a double-underline hyperlink that opens a floating informational bubble upon a hover of the mouse. If clicked, the visitor is directed to the advertiser’s landing page; otherwise, when the mouse is moved away from the hyperlink, the bubble disappears. Each time your website visitors click on an In-Text ad, you get paid. LinkWorth - Is one of the web's largest and most innovative marketing portals that caters to both Advertisers and Partners. They have a multitude of products and services to fill your every online marketing need. Theirproducts consist of text link ads, paid blog reviews, in-text links, in-content pay per click ads, rotating text ads, hosted content pages, article submission, directory submission and many more. Pepperjam - Pepperjam Network provides two types of options, CPA and CPC. You can promote your Pepperjam Network merchant partners through your blog, search engine, email marketing, coupons, etc. 32
  • Commission junction - This Ad Network offer the most lucrative affiliate programs available out there. It serving CPC, CPM and CPA ads. Payment can be made via direct transfer to your bank account. ClickBank - ClickBank is the Internet’s leading retailer of digital products. Whether you’re looking to sell, promote, or shop for digital goods, ClickBank is for you. ShareAsale - There are currently over 2,000 Merchants plugged in to the ShareASale Network. They serving CPC, CPM, CPA and CPL ads. You decide which merchants to promote and how to promote them, and when commissions are generated, you can see your stats in real-time. Payment can be made via check or direct transfer to your bank account. Amazon associates - Is one of the most popular ad network with thousand of affiliate programs in their database. They offers CPA options, so if someone purchase something you get a percentage of the sale. You can choose from different ad units and create your own as well. Payment can be made via check, but you can also update your payment method to direct deposit (EFT). 33
  • Chapter 5: Make Money With Adsense 1.Using AdSense And Make Money Online Can Adsense actually help your money grow, or is it a complete waste of my valuable time? Well, after my two year Adsense experiment, I can attest that, Google Adsense is one of the better, if not the better programs to making money online. There are many niches that always pull in the mega bucks than others, but in general no matter if you have a website about marketing, technology, sport, if you write every day and have a lot of patience, you'll be sure to get successful with this program. In a nutshell, Adsense works like this: An advertiser signs up for Google AdWords system, and creates one or more advertisements that they want to display on Google's search result pages or on "content pages". Each website or blog created by individuals or company, are able to display banner ads on their content pages. This system is also known as "pay per click" or PPC because advertisers pay when the ads are clicked by readers. 34
  • Websites get a percentage of the amount that the company pays Google for displaying the ad. For instance, if advertisers through Adwords pays $1.00 for each click visitors do, Google will pay a percentage of that amount to you, in this case, about $0.20. With Adsense you'll be sure to get a nice little check every month. Of course, you need to have hundred visitors a week, if you want make $30-$50 each week. Remember, increasing exposure to your website is the best way to increase click-though-rate, and your incomes, as well. 2.Getting Started With Google Adsense Simple as pie. All you have to do is to sign up for a free account on google adsense home page. Once done, you'll need to wait a few days before your site is approved(To start with Adsense you need to create a website or blog, but not every site is approved). Once approved, log into your Adsense account, click on "Adsense Setup", then "Adsense for content"(see image below) and you can start create your ad. Once gone on the "Adsense for content" tab, you can choose between different size and format options. Adsense give you more control allowing you to choose the color, size, and fold you want that appear on your site or blog. 35
  • As you can see on my blog, usually I use a med rectangle (300x250) on the top and sidebar of my home page and single pages. (Note: You are allowed to put up to three different ad unit within every pages). Alternate ads - The great thing about alternate ads is that when Adsense no display ads for certain keywords, instead to displays public service ads, you can set to display advertising of another site or blog you want. Channels - If you want organize your AdSense results by Web site or by areas of your site, channels allows you to compare each format you are using, and see which work better. Ok, now you've done all the necessary to setting your ads, you can generate the HTML code and copy it on your own site! 3. Adsense Tips You Cannot Do Without If you've done a good job of building your blog, pulling your readers with magnetic contents, then you've a great chance to make money from Adsense. 36
  • It take time and efford to make a 4-figure income, but for those want to make additional income from their blog, there's nothing more easier than add a piece of code on your blog and getting some nice income from it. Of course, as each thing, you do need to know some key strategies to optimize your ad banner and boost your conversion. So, below I listed some useful tricks to add to your Adsense esperience. They each have their advocates, and they can all work. 1. Colors and font - When you choosing the Adsense ad background, match them to the exact color of your page background. For instance, if your web site background is yellow, then your ad background is yellow, and so on. As you'll notice, in my site, I've choose #ffffff as background color, as my ad background color, as well. Also make sure to choose the colour of your banner headlines the same of your page headlines. Latest but not least, use the same ad text font of your pages. 2. Keywords - Create a list of the most popular keyword through keyword research tool such as Keyword spy and put them inside your web pages. Adwords advertisers will pay high for high keyword. 3. Ad unit - Uses 5 link ad units wherever possible. They could increase your Click Through Rate (CTR) than regular ad styles. If you want to check all the AdSense ad formats, then click here. 4. Integrate, integrate, integrate - Make sure that the Adsense banner be integrated into the page of your site. You can see an example directly on my site. As you can see my 300x250 Adsense banner put inside this article, it look like a regular part of my article. 5. Channel - Google Adsense offers two great ways that allows you to know how your Adsense ads works within your site, called "Custom Ad Channel and Google URL Channel". In particular, by creating a custom ad channel or an URL ad channel you are able to check which URL page or Ad Unit perform better and where you need to make a few change, or whether you should add ads inside the content on your right/left sidebar, header, and so on. Also, through Google Custom Ad Channel you make know to your Adsense advertisers where your ad will be place and more people will bid for your ad placement. No matter what your site age is, I suggest you to use these two features, right now. I didn't begin doing this until just a few month ago, better late then never, and I can attest that my income are grow of 30%. If you want to know more about these two features, I suggest you to take a glance at adsense faq or at adsense forum. 37
  • 6. Use section targeting - I explained section targeting in the past, it's an useful tool for publishers to implement section targeting. To use it, you'll need to add a set of special HTML comment tags to your code increasing mine by nearly 50% overnight.The section targeting works as follows: <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/ xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd"> <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" lang="en" xml:lang="en"> <head> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1" /> <meta name="description" content=" " /> <meta name="keywords" content=" " /> <title>graphics and innovations</title> <!-- google_ad_section_start --> <h2>TITLE ARTICLES</h2> BANNER ADSENSE <!-- google_ad_section_end --> CONTENT ARTICLES </body> </html> 7. Increase your keyword density - Improve the quality of your content and contemporarly increasing your keyword density. So you increase your site's visibility in the search engine results while is simple for Adsense to decide which are the ads to display on your web site. For example, if you want ads about ‘mobile phone’ displayed, then make sure you repeat the word mobile phone as many times as possible. 8. Choose Your best Ads colors - Adsense gives a panel control to change text colours, border colors and environment colors. I use: Border: #FFFFFF Title: #0000CC Background: #FFFFFF Text: #000000 URL: #008000 38
  • If the background of your site has a white colors, then the background banners must be white. Someone also use same color for the adsense text and url. I will experiment soon. 9. Integrated Your Ads on your content - The best ways to get ads-clik is to integrated your banner ads into your contents. To get the result below I've put my adsense Ads onto this code: <div style="float: left; margin: 3px;"> BANNER ADSENSE </div> or <div style="float: right; margin: 3px;"> BANNER ADSENSE </div> 10. Remove the date icon and category under title - It could distract your visitors from the banner Ads. 11. Increase your traffic - Getting more page views is often the most important goal for web developers. One of the best ways to get free traffic to your blog is by marketing articles with specific titles that will help your search engine optimization activities. However the most important factors which contribute to success are his continues efforts to educate himself and hard work, you must write at a level that is beyond most of your readers. There is no magic bullet. 12. Getting a simpler web page - Try to keep any unnecessary links, badges, logos etc away from your best units, so that nothing, and I mean nothing, gets in the way of users seeing your ads. I would love to hear your thoughts on this especially if you have any other possible tips that might explain as increase my adSense income instantly. 39
  • 4. How To Double Your Adsense Revenue One of the questions I often read when I look at websites such as Digitalpoint is: "How Can I Double My Adsense Revenue?" Many bloggers that start using Adsense get stuck once they put their piece of code within their webpage. The main reason is because they think that they will earn on auto-pilot without any effort and without need to make other change. Well, It's not so. Just as you need to make more attractive your web page, it is also important to make your banner interesting to your customers. If we look at the most successful bloggers that using Adsense like Joel Comm(this is why I always keep his book within reach), you'll find a common trait: They change their ad color and format, often. If you're looking to set your ad banner, then continue reading this article. First and foremost, one of the simplest ways to grow your click through number is to set your ad format. There are some format that perform more then others. In these years I tried a couple of different formats, and I came to the conclusion that an adsense banner(300x250) inside the content performs better. Making some little change in your Adsense layout could double your blog’s revenue, do you know?... and the result could be drastic. When I've started with The3dtechnologies I had not totally understood how to add my banner Adsense within my site, and which Adsense format and color will convert best for me. Adsense Theory Before to setting you banner Adsense you need to know two simple things that can be easily implemented into any Adsense monetized website or blog. The two theories are the follows: First, we all know that the ad with the highest paying is positioned at the top of your banner and your purpose is that to putting it in the best possible position. Secondary, more Adsense units you use more competing you have for a click through. So, if you limit the number of Adsense unit then you’ve low number of ads served and increase the chance that one of those ads will get clicked. Therefore, the theory is that an advertiser will be willing to pay a higher rate for less competition. Using this two simple ideas, recently I've made some little change on my site. Put 360 x 280 Large Rectangle Below The Headline The first time I read the Adsense guidelines I've found that the 336 x 280 Large Rectangle or 300 x 180 Medium Rectangle is the most effective Adsense unit. These banner are the most visibles and offers four ads related to the topic based. As you can see on my site I've positioned a 300 x 180 Medium Rectangle within the post content. I've placed my Adsense unit inside the content. The reason why I think that is the most effective strategy is because the majority of my site traffic come from search engines. Every day people 40
  • come to my site from search engines to looking for something. So when they land on my page and see that it’s not the content they were looking for, so I want that Adsense becomes an alternative where they land. Recently I've made another little change on my banner Adsense, here what I made: My old banner Adsense: 1. 336 x 280 Large Rectangle between the headline and content on the single page. 2. 336 x 280 Large Rectangle after the body of the post on the single page. My new banner Adsense after the change: 1. I left the 300 x 180 Medium Rectangle on the home page. 2. I removed the 336 x 280 Large Rectangle from any single pages within the content and positioned it between the title and the body content. (See, images below) 3. I removed the 336 x 280 Large Rectangle after the body of the post on any single pages Today, I checked my Adsense stats, but I have not noticed any improvement, yet. There's need several days before see if my income grow, it’s likely that Adsense take some time before to updated the new ad format in order to be served on my site. I reccomend you to experiment and find out what works for you. In general keep your page look cleaner and it’s likely to improve your revenue immediately. Another suggestions is that to make your banner adsense blended with the site by using the color and fonts of your site. 41
  • 5. How To Boost Adsense CTR, My Experiment "Click-through rate or CTR is a way of measuring the success of an online advertising campaign. A CTR is obtained by dividing the number of users who clicked on an ad on a web page by the number of times the ad was delivered (impressions). For example, if a banner ad was delivered 100 times (impressions delivered) and one person clicked on it (clicks recorded), then the resulting CTR would be 1 percent." Source Wikipedia Adsense within new sites can drop down the CTR value? If you have more then one site that aren’t working well or however haven’t enough traffic, then it might be best to take Adsense off altogether and a couple of weeks ago I did just that. I have two sites and one are just on hold for later use, that are getting enough traffic to make this experiment. The two sites are both in the same niche. My strategy so far has been to use AdSense on the sites as soon as I start actively working on them. I always thought that if a site was well designed, and well optimized, then it should start getting AdSense clicks as soon as any traffic comes in at all. In my view, it's not always true. That is fine as long as the site is converting well but as I have discovered, most of them are not. One thing I've noticed is that my first site I've created three years ago performing better then my new sites I've launched one years ago. So, my strategy was been to trying to removing Adsense from my recent site. Usually, I try to implement only one change at a time, before make any evaluation. The decision to remove Adsense from my new site is matured as I saw that despite any attempt to increase my CTR(I've wrote an interesting article where I explain what you need to do to increase your CTR value). in my site, I always got low values. The Result After a couple weeks, the result has been enough clear, the site that are performing poorly are still performing poorly and my CTR dragging down, yet. The only positive thing I've noticed was been an improve of my click-through rate, at least of 12% than first. That's it! However, I will try to make new changes. For instance, I want try using Mark Mason’s niche AdSense themes as these are specifically designed for AdSense and don’t have dates and other blog-related clutter. Conclusion In summary, I can say that the change had some effect. However, I think that these result also depend if you have sites with the same niche, and the same topic. What works with one won't necessarily work for another. Looking forward to hearing from you about if is better enable Adsense on the sites as soon as you start new sites or not. 42
  • 6. How To Use Adblacklist For Adsense Competitive Ad Filter Ok, once told you about how to use Google Ad Channel on your blog, now I tell you how to using Adblacklist for Adsense competitive Ad filter. I will show you exactly how to understand and use the interface of adsblacklist. Don't worry, it's not harder process how you could think. By using adsblacklist.org you can generate the MFA and LCPC list of sites. Go to the Adsblacklist.org home page and enrolled(note that In preparation for the release of the latest version of AdsBlackList.com they are currently not accepting any new registrations), you are able to log into your dashboard. Now, click on "My account", then "Add New Domain" and enter the details of the URL you wish to add to your account, title, your url, keywords and a brief description. Watch the image below for have a complete and detailed explanation. Once you've added the domain, you must create the ad black list on the basis of keywords you've included. Here, how you need to do. On the left sidebar of the dashboard, click on generate filter list, you should see two fields called "keyword and domain". Now, check both MFA and LCPC ads and drag the domain from keyword to domain, as the image below. 43
  • Click on submit button. Adsblacklist, generate a list of site to filter on your Adsense account. At this point all you have to do is to add your blocked ad list into your Adsense. Log into your Adsense account, then Adsense setup and competitive ad filter, and copy and paste the list generate into the fold. Click and save. That it! Now, all you need to do is to wait 2- 3 days before to see the results and grow your earn. I hope you found this article helpful. If you have any question, leave a comment below. 44
  • 7. Niche Adsense Themes For Higher CTR Do you want to double click-through rate? Do you want to make passive income from AdSense while you sleep? Do you want the SEO power and ease of use of WordPress? If you are ready to make money with Adsense now keep reading this article and I'll tell you more about this incredible deals. Pretty often, I hear people complaining about how hard it is to generate revenue from Adsense. People think that having success with Adsense is a matter of increasing site traffic. It's all true, but not only. I cannot emphasize enough how your Ctr value is an important factor to consider if you want increase your money with Adsense. Well, if you don't know, a great way to increase your ctr value is to test out new Wordpress theme created specifically with the purpose to be optimized for Adsense. Not all Wordpress themes are guaranteed to be successful with Adsense, but some of those can make a great difference on your Adsense income without making too much works. I am happy to see Mark Mason developed his product, niche Adsense themes for Wordpress. He has created a really usefull package for anyone want to make money online using both Google Adsense and Wordpress platform. His themes arouse massive interest from marketers because do out exactly different by others - Mark has made a hard working individual and has made a great work by creating a system that harnesses the enormous power of the Wordpress platform and the Adsense. What Do You Get? 12 unique themes applicable to high paying niches in WordPress format or standard HTML format. • Information and answer-related niches • Automotive and performance-related niches • Law and legal-related niches • Medical and health-related niches • Money and finance-related niches • Mortgage and home-related niches • Computer and internet-related niches • Credit and debt-related niches • Generic professional-related niches • Urgent and time-related niches • Tools and construction-related niches • International and world-related niches Also, make sure you have a look at the bonuses(Free with your order). They worth like the intere package itself. Bonus 1 - Josh Spaulding is a mini-site marketing expert. Recently, he published the $5 Mini- 45
  • Site Forumla eBook - revealing his secret proven methods of niche domination. Bonus 2 - Blogging On The Holidays. Learn how to multiply your earnings by leveraging AdSense-rich holiday keywords. A $27 value. Bonus 3 - 900 PLR articles that can be uploaded directly to WordPress. Guarantee 1 - If you are not getting any purchase for any reason, you are able to getting money back within the first 60 days after your purchase. 8. How To Set Up Adsense For Search For Your Website Normally, visitors to find the information they have need of a blog make use the search engine included in any web page. On Google's Inside AdSense blog, Sandra Tsui writes: "Now you can choose to provide just site search so users can find all the information they're looking for on your site, and you can host the search results on your own pages so that they can find that information without leaving your site." The opportunity to make money through Adsense for search is known. Once placed on your site is possible display targeted advertisements on your search results pages and earn revenue. Today I want tell you how open AdSense For Search Results on your own site. Integrated Adsense For Search As you can see on the top center of every page of my site, I’m using Adsense for Search for the3dtechnologies. Once you type in the search query and clicking ‘search‘ will bring you to a search results page on the left, where the content section is currently located. Note that the Adsense ads appear at the top (this is changeable) and the search results show up below it. How To Set Up Adsense For Your Site I give a variety of tips to successfully set up and integrate Google’s custom search engine into your website. In this way you can display the search results within a designated page on your site. 1. Create A Webpage For Adsense For Search First and foremost you need to creating a web page on your domain for the search results page. Once you are in Wordpress dashboard, click ‘Write a new Page’. I named the page by using ‘Search results for the3dtechnologies’, you can give a similar as the Page title. At this point publish the page. Remember this URL for the webpage because you will need to use it later. 2. Create Your Adsense Search Engine Go on Google Adsense home page and sign in to your account, then "AdSense setup" and 46
  • "AdSense for search". After which, select the ‘Only sites I select‘ option where you specific a site or a list of site where run the search and along with the keywords. Also, type in some keywords related to your site with separate space. 3. Choose The Style For Your Search Engine At this point you can determine the look for your search box, and the style of the search results page. Also you can choose your prefered color so that the results pages becomes as you want. Once you’ve completed the above steps at this point you can specify the search results details by inserting the URL where you want the results to appear. In brief is the page you’ve created in step one. 5. Put The Code Into Your Blog What do you get when you come at the end are two piece of codes. First, copy the search box code in your sidebar or where you want the search results to appear. I put this code in index.php and single.php and call this function on my homepage and other pages. Second, copy the search results code in the webpage you have created first (remember 1 point) and place it where you want the search results to appear. 47
  • Chapter 6: Make Money With Affiliate Marketing 1. What Is Affiliate marketing? Affiliate Marketing is marketing products or services for other companies in exchange for a commission. You are a virtual sales person of sorts. You don’t deal with inventory, customer service, follow up, or anything like that. You simply sell. When you successfully get a customer to the business and make a sale (or lead), you get paid a commission. As an example, let’s look at walmart.com. walmart is an online technology store. Walmart wants as many sales as possible and in order to do so, will pay you a commission if you get someone to buy because of your advertisements. So they give you a special “affiliate” link and when you have people go through your affiliate link and purchase something on the zappos website, you automatically get paid a percentage of the sale. This is just a simple example of what affiliate marketing is and how it’s done; there is a bit more too it all, but all of it will be covered in this guide. 2. What Is an Ad Networks or Affiliate Networks? An Advertising Network or Ad Network is a company that connects both advertisers and web sites, the first who want to run advertisements and second that want to host advertisements. Ad networks are companies that pay web sites in order to allowing the ads of advertisers to be shown when people visit their sites. They serve as brokers between Web publishers and advertisers, where latters can reach an high visibility similar in size to those at the largest Web sites. 48
  • When visitors click, impressions on the ads, publishers can take a percentage of revenues while the ad networks pay the advertisers. The common acronyms of online advertising or ways to make money with ad Networks are basically 4: 1. CPC(Cost per click) – You get paid when someone clicks on an ad placed into your site. The more click you get the more money you make. 2. CPM(Cost per impression) – It means the cost per 1000 ads. You are paid for each impressions you get. You make money when an ad is shown on your site. 3. CPA (Cost per action) - You make money online when a user takes a predetermined action. You are paid when the visitor does something - for example, filling out a form or buying a product or service online. 4. CPL (Cost per lead) - You make money online when someone takes an action (In this cases fill a form submission). How To Promote An Ad Network Offers In the process to make money with an Ad Network, knowledge of online advertising techniques and basic knowledge of marketing would be an asset. In general, the marketing techniques to promote the Ad Network Offers are: • Participation in social networking, forum, etc • Launching your own banner advertising campaign(email, search, website) • Promoting your ad offers on online advertising forum Here, I've listed the best ways to promote affiliate programs on an Ad Networks. They each have their advocates, and they can all work. Email marketing - Email marketing is one of the easiest ways of marketing a product or a website online, and no cost you nothing. All you need to do is to building an mailing list to promote your ad offers. Most of affiliate marketers use services like Aweber to drive traffic to their landing page. Remember, the money is in the list. A great way to increase the number of subscribers is by building a squeeze page. I've already discuss about this strategy, so I reccomend to read my full article "What Is A Squeeze Page? Why You Need To Use It As Online Marketing Strategy". Website/blog - Promoting affiliate offers through a blog or website is the first thing anyone think when starting with affiliate marketing. It's simple, all you need to do is to place a banner ad into your web page, usually the sidebar or header, and wait to get some sales. Usually the most used format is 125x125, however, in my experience the 728x60 and 120x600 ad formats perform well. Of course, if you no have enough traffic to your blog, no one will click on your banners, and your chance of success will decreased. 49
  • Search engines - Services like Adwords are built for this specific goal. Promote Ad offers. Through Google Adwords you no need to have a website to promote your offers. It lets you to get your affiliate links on the first page of Google's by paying for each click you get on the ad. However, the downside is that if not done right, and constantly monitored... you can lose a lot of money. Forums - Forums are places where people can ask questions. It is a great way to find people interested and promote your affiliate products. Often, people promote affiliate offers through their signature at the end of their post. Facebook - One of the best ways to promote new offers from Ad Network is through Facebook. Facebook is become a great resource for affiliate marketers because lets you to connect with people, create walls, group, fan page in a simple and fast way. Lets me make an example, I like coupons code, and any kind of discount deals. When I've start coupons.the3dtechnologies.com I've throught to create a fan page about it, so who are interested to know latest coupons codes, all they need to do is to subscribe to my fan page. Bom marketing - Bum marketing is a widely used strategy by affiliate marketers, that allows them to use article marketing to earn commissions with affiliate programs, get sales leads online, selling their own products or services, and so on. Read my full article. Services like Yieldbuild, PubMatic or Rubicon Project have the purpose to optimizing your ad netwoeks. They provides every kind of statistical data, to help you to check which ad network performing well, as color and font style on your web pages, the best performing ad position and layout with the purpose to optimize your online advertising revenues. 3.How To Set Up Your Landing Page I've promised me to do more reviews about how to build landing page that convert well. Today, I want to make some consideration on how to do effective changes to your landing page in order to selling more products. First and foremost, a landing page is any page on a website built to receive traffic specifically to get a certain action, for example sales, leads, and so on. Traffic comes from a pay per click(PPC) campaign such as Google AdWords, Facebook, Myspace, etc. You can use multiple landing pages optimized to rank well for different keywords in different engines that the readers use for make their search. Traffic comes from a banner ad to a landing page specifically designed to address that target audience. Traffic is sent from a link within email newsletter to a landing page that have the purpose to prompt a purchase or other action. Traffic is sent from a blog post or sidebar link to a landing page that pre-sells affiliate products or encourages to subscribe to a list. The page you’re currently reading is a content landing page designed to organize many related pages around an overall theme. 50
  • Imagine, you have a site about "home mortgage" that has been hard hit by recession in the housing market and you lose your subscription rate. Ok, it's a tough market out there and you start selling a bit. Well, today I want to highlight some useful tips that help you to grow this volume of selling and the current subscription rate. The goal: Increase subscriber The problem: Low subscription rate 1. Check if your company logo and name is in the home page and any single pages. Tell who you are, if you are a real company, with your name logo and even location. 2. Standardize your use of font/sizes/colors and images. Create a professional presentation and establish authority and credibility to the message. 3. Whether you start story about you and your business be sure to add an image. 4. Make visible your guarantee upfront in order your copy more believable. 5. Write more about what the reader will benefit by getting your product or follow your advices. 6. Once they sign up you can upgrade them to a different kind of package with a longer time- frame. 7. Let away any other extraneous elements in order to focus on the product. 8. Create a benefit-rich headline that can be of interest for the reader’s. 9. Don't use too text in red, blue, etc, bold or plain, because can become very hard to read. I’d use bold sparingly and use the colors blue, green, and red for highlight links, price, and numbers. 10. Simple is better. Use a one-column format with white space to increase reading comprehension in order to persuade visitors to read and engage with your message. 4.How To Set Up Your Own E-Mail Newsletter To Make Money Online I think there are so many people confused with email newsletters, so today I want to highlight how I use email newsletter to drive traffic and make money online. First and foremost you need to find an email newsletter service to set up an auto-responder or sequence of emails. There are many of them out there, the most used and appreciated is Aweber. Below I listed the process that explain as I do. This tecniques I've applied for my blog has improved over time. Once started, and as I learned more, it continued to develop again and again. 51
  • Once readers subscribe to my email newsletter, they receive an welcome email to their email box. Then, they receive an email according to my email cicle. 1° Week 1. Daily email(Latest news of the3dtechnologies) 2. Daily email(Latest news of the3dtechnologies) 3. Daily email(Latest news of the3dtechnologies) 4. Daily email(Latest news of the3dtechnologies) 5. Daily email(Latest news of the3dtechnologies) 6. Daily email(Latest news of the3dtechnologies) 7. Daily email(Latest news of the3dtechnologies) 2° Week 1. Daily email(Latest news of the3dtechnologies) 2. Daily email(Latest news of the3dtechnologies) 3. Daily email(Latest news of the3dtechnologies) 4. Daily email(Latest news of the3dtechnologies) 5. Daily email(Latest news of the3dtechnologies) 6. Daily email(Latest news of the3dtechnologies) 7. Promotion Reader Subscribes I worked hard before getting convert my visitors into subscribers. There are several places into the site where put an signup form. Some are more efficace than others. For instance you can place a popup signup box that readers see when they arrive on your blog. In my view, this is an invasive method too. In alternative you can place popup signup box on the footer of your blog that can be more effective. Set A Welcome Email Page Once someone sign up by typing their email on your email subscription form, the new subscriber receive a welcome email, quickly. This email give them a brief introduction to the site. The 50% of people who sign up for my newsletter are new subscribers, and potential new customers. So, it can be a great opportunity to show your business, and help get their expectations right about the site, and grow your brand. 52
  • Here, I've put an example of my welcome email: “Hey, really good to see you here, hope you enjoy the content. You recently requested an email subscription to Graphics and Innovation. We can't wait to send the updates you want via email, so please click the following link to activate your subscription immediately: "Link" (If the link above does not appear clickable or does not open a browser window when you click it, copy it and paste it into your web browser's Location bar.) Once you've clicked the above link you can download your copy of The3dtechnologies book "How To Make Money Online" plus the three free books on building wealth here: "Link" Feel free to read them on your computer over time, and I hope this is the very first step toward starting your own business and building financial freedom! Keep an eye out for my next update. I'll be in touch... Nicola Deiana The3dtechnoloies.com Daily Updates” These are the latest updates of your blog you write every day. I usually add the following section in each email I send through feedburner. Here, I share the headlines of my blog post, where I want to push traffic. In general, the most important thing is to keep writing quality stuff. Promotions The content of these emails is to show a product or resource that I recommend to readers. I take a commission from sales of affiliate products that I promote. It can be hard to find quality products. In these year I’ve found a lot of junky products to promote, but if you want to have trust by the readers it very important to choose the right product to promote. I see a lot people are sending many promotions to their newsletter. I only send a promotion email each 14 days ago in order to reach everyone on the list, and do not do spam too. For who haven’t started an email campaign yet, I hope this article is useful and informative for you, and help you to build your email newsletter. 53
  • 5. What Is A Squeeze Page? A squeeze page is a an online marketing tool which allows you to grow a list of potential customers who are giving you open permission to keep them informed. If you do any kind of online business or you are a professional online publisher who wants to more significantly monetize your content assets, I reccomend you to take due time to study and learn everything you can about list-building and squeeze pages. With the advent of RSS first, and Facebook after, more people have throught at the death of email. The reality is that email is again live and definitely here to stay. It seems that each new communication technology fails to be a possible replacement for the old email. If you are into internet marketing an you're thinking to build an email list in a different way than using your common email newsletter that send latest published article to your readers, building a Squeeze page is the right choice for you. Email is a powerful communication medium and one of the better ways of online marketing. Why? You get the total attention by your readers and its immediate opportunity to be replied. What Is Squeeze Page? For those be unfamiliar with this term, a Squeeze page is a simple page where visitors have only the possibility to add his name and email address to have in exchange something of unique. Imagine this situation: You've built your own Squeeze page when you give an ebook for free if someone leave his name and email. Usually, reader arrived to this page so eager to receive extra information from you, and is pushed to sign up to your mail list. Pros Of A Squeeze page There are different benefits of creating a Squeeze page. Here, I've put a few of these: Quick to build - It take you only a few minutes to start and running a squeeze page. You no need to have particular php or html knowledge. Select your reader - Through a Squeeze page you just build a list of those reader are really interested to your works or business. These readers are different rather than the common visitors that arrives to your site because are filtered and really intersted to your business. So, you have a great chance to turn them from potential customers to buyers. Build your fan list - A Squeeze page give you the ability to create a list of fans and appassionate readers that want to be kept informed about your latest news. Direct - A Squeeze page is become the better way to get thousand of subscribers and potential customers. 54
  • How To Use Prepop Offers To Build A Big Mailing List At this point probably you are asking how do you to built a list. I'm sure some affiliate marketers are going to get irritate at me for posting this for free. First, you need to make three things: 1. Create a Wordpress blog with Squeeze Theme. What is the Squeeze theme of BlOGDESIGNS? Is a theme that simplify the process of making any type of change to your squeeze page(s). With a built in color-picker and the ability to change pretty much everything about the look, modifying your design can be done with only a few clicks. 2. Open an account with Aweber. What is Aweber? is an email marketing software to help small businesses automate email follow up and email newsletter delivery. 3. Join to affiliate networks that offers prepop. I reccomends Shareasale, advaliant and Markleverage. How Do Work A Squeeze Page? A Landing Page Examples For this example, I’ll be using the new Shoemoney system landing page. However, this rule worth for every pay per lead affiliate offers. Usually, the prepop offers goes from $1.00 to $1.30 per lead and is open to both email and search traffic. Look the image above of the Shoemoney system landing page. When Shoemoney created his landing page for his new system, he made the name and email field pre-popable. For example, once I send the page to mysubscribed(I already know his name, Nick and his email, email nick@gmail.com), I would send him the following link: http://shoemoneysystem.com/?c=ttznet&name=Nick&email=nick@gmail.com 55
  • At this point Nick clicks the link, he’ll be taken to the Shoemoney system landing page with his name and email already filled in. Once Nick clicks on "Go", you will get your affiliate commission. Affiliate marketers earn commission through offers similar this by sending traffic to the landing page using Google AdWords. For instance, if the cost per click is $0.10, and the cost per lead $1.30, then you need one person enter his name and email address, in order to get the commission. The more person enter their name and email the more money you make. That it! Thanks to Aweber you are able to automatically add user data to a landing page. After a visitor enters his email address and click submit on your squeeze page, you'll get the commission. Aweber and Squeeze Theme help you to create one strong mail list, and make 100% pure profit! 6. Setting Up A Simple PHP Redirect Is no new that affiliate commission theft is a problem for many of affiliate marketers, because they lose commissions they’re supposed to get. Imagine the situation. You’ve started your blog, and you’re looking the better ways to make profits with it. You’ve decided to start making money through affiliate marketing, by joining to affiliate network such as Clickbank, Commission Junction, pepperjam, and so on. Once choosen a profitable affiliate program you notice a long and ugly affiliate link. So, what happens now? Well, once your readers see your affiliate link, they now have the knowledge that there’s a chance you’re only promoting a product for it’s excellent commissions is in serious doubt whether to buy or not. The Solution: Cloak Your Affiliate Link Link cloaking is become a widely used strategy by affiliate marketers. There are a few ways to cloak the affiliate links, but I think many people should see good value in Link Cloak Wordpress Plugin, especially those don’t know how to cut their long affiliate url and want an easy to use system to do it. Now, lets tell you the 5 reasons because I use Cloak Wordpress plugin to redirect all my affiliate links. Reason n° 1 - The main reason I always cloak affiliate links to redirect my affiliate niche pages, is because once joined to affiliate network, most of affiliate programs do not take the trouble of cloaking their affiliate links. I’m too afraid of having my commission stolen and lose up to 50% of affiliate commission. 56
  • Reason n° 2 - I’m annoyed by the the ugliness of affiliate URL’s and I also think that when someone surf on my site and click on affiliate link, the first thing that they may get is own be annoyed by the long affiliate URL. Link Cloak Wordpress plugin allows you to get more click on your links by using real links, not affiliate links. Reason n° 3 - John Chow and Tyler Cruz have a huge reputation in the affiliate marketing industry and their income reports demonstrate that they have plenty of useful advices to give about this product because use it. John Chow says: “Google tends to frown on affiliate only sites because they just try to sell you something while offering very little useful information. In the last year, Google and other search engines has gotten a lot better at detecting affiliate only websites and removing them from the search index…they may place less trust in your site.” - JohnChow.com Tyler Cruz says: “If you’re serious about your blog, I highly recommend buying the Wordpress Link Cloak plugin. In addition to granting SEO benefits with search-engine friendly “internal” links, Wordpress Link Cloak maximizes affiliate URL exposure and eliminates having to “hand- link” keywords when writing blog entries….it is definitely worth it over the long run and will probably pay for itself before you know it.” — TylerCruz.com Reason n° 4 - It’s a snap to manages all your links from your Wordpress dashboard, and automatically create thousand of keyword links instantly. Watch the video below for a better, more detailed explanation. Reason n° 5 - Create SEO-friendly search results URLs, by removing affiliate links that are penalized by Google. Links can be redirected with any extension or no extension. For instance: www.yoursite.com/affiliate-link.html, www.yoursite.com/affiliate-link.php, etc. Once purchased you are able to access to the download area , then have access to lifetime updates of the script. David is selling the Wordpress Link Cloak plugin for $77 and can be paid via either credit card or PayPal. Though it may seem like a high price for one plugin, I can safely say that it’s worth the price, at least if you’re serious about making money online. 7. My Favorite List Of Ad Networks Of course, the first thing you should to do to make money with Ad Networks is to know the best advertising networks. Below, I've listed what I think are the top ad network that have worked well for me, and can help you improve your site's revenue. Each Ad Networks are highlight with a different colors to help you make an ad network comparison and choose the ideal service to your needs. Campaign options: Offers can be promote through blog, search engines, email marketing, and so on. Ad options: CPC, CPA, CPM, CPL Payment: Usually, the payment methods are made via check, direct transfer, and Paypal. The table below shows a summary of the main features [HTML1] 57
  • 1.Advertising.com - Advertising.com offers CPA, and recently some ads that pay on CPM basis. The minimum impression required to partecipate is 250000/Month. You can choose from different ad units such as Cube (125x125), Skyscraper (120x600), Leaderboard (728x90), and so on. Advertising.com support check Payment methods. Also, their affiliate program does not have a minimum traffic requirement. 2. Amazon associates - Is one of the most popular ad network with thousand of affiliate programs in their database. You can choose from different ad units and create your own as well. They offers CPA options, so if someone purchase something you get a percentage of the sale. Payment can be made via check, but you can also update your payment method to direct deposit (EFT). 3. AdBrite - Is an ad network well known that serving CPC, and CPM ads. They includes a variety, ads in photos, full pay ads. Adbrite support check Payment method. To become an AdBrite member there is no minimum traffic requirement. 4. ShareAsale - There are currently over 2,000 Merchants plugged in to the ShareASale Network. They serving CPC, CPM, CPA and CPL ads. You decide which merchants to promote and how to promote them, and when commissions are generated, you can see your stats in real-time. Payment can be made via check or direct transfer to your bank account. 5. Pepperjam - Pepperjam Network offers two types of commission options, CPA and Percentage of a sale. You can promote your Pepperjam Network merchant partners through your blog, search engine, email marketing, coupons, etc. 6. Commission junction - This Ad Network offer the most lucrative affiliate programs available out there. It serving CPC, CPM and CPA ads. Payment can be made via direct transfer to your bank account. 7. Azoogle Ads - Founded in 2000, Azoogle Ads claim to be the large CPA/CPM/CPC ad network. Their affiliate programms can be promote via search, website and usually the payout per action are higher than ads. Chapter 7: Make money with Paid Review 1. If You Want To Make Real Money Online, Remember Linkworth Very few part time and full time bloggers make full time income. My advice is: Never put all your eggs in one basket. This is where when I started with blogging I slipped up. I've always stated time and time again that you should look into as many different monetization methods for your blog as possible. Well, while there are many ways you can build up and make a blog profitable. I think some programs to get cash do apply for all types of blogs, regardless of their niche or focus. So today I want tell you how I've made money with LinkWorth, what work and how you can get started. 58
  • One of the more commons methods to making money online is to sell text links and post review on your website. You might not be convinced, that's understandable, but I can assure you that LinkWorth delivers on their promise. To get a full sense of what this service is all about, you can check my earns below. So, we might expect a lot from a program like this guys, right? How I Made These Money LinkWort has a lot of features, but it wouldn't be appropriate for me to list them all in this post, while the following 3 techniques listed below are a few ways you can use in order to make your blog more profitable. 59
  • Text Ads. Text-based advertising is the cornerstone of how online marketing came to be. My story in brief: I sold one link for $40 in my first month. Second month I sold another 2 links for $40 each, which earns me about $120 a month. I am excited to see future results from using my website. If I got great results (120 dollars) through one site, what can I do with more sites. 120*(N° site)=$$$$$$ Pay Blog Post. Allows at publisher to generate great revenue by reviewing products or services they find interesting. Compared to another payd review services like Reviewme and Payperpost, Linkworth pay their Partners up to 70% for each LinkPost written. Very Attractive affiliate program. Regardning the referral program, Linkworth offer one of the better referral's programs out there. Usually affiliates just pay you a one time fee for a referral. With Linkworth you earn $10 upfront and also a 5% recurring percentage of all activity on your referral's account. Conclusion I really like the program, but this is just the tip of the iceberg of what you really can get with LinkWork. I highly encourage you to join Linkworth and try this program. Also, if you have written about it feel free to leave a link to your advice in comments below. 60
  • Chapter 7: Getting and Installing Build A Niche Store For Ebay 1. What are the Requirements for Build A Niche Store? First and foremost, you need to be an eBay affiliate registered through the eBay Partner Network. You will also need Linux/Unix hosting with MySQL database access (I recommend Bluehost or HostGator) and you will need your own domain name. 2. What is Build A Niche Store? Build A Niche Store(BANS) is a store/website platform that allows you to create content based sites that generate income through the eBay affiliate programs. 3. Why Ebay? Recently, Ebay has been seriously considered by many affiliate marketers. As affiliate network, the eBay marketplaces remain exceptional in terms of the width of the opportunity, and potential for profit that marketing eBay listed products holds. 4. How To Find A Profitable Affiliate Niche Not all people that starting with Build A Niche Store know the right way to find a profitable affiliate niche. In this brief paragraph, I will show you how to find a profitable affiliate niche on eBay by using two things: 1. A free keyword tool. 2. The advanced search function on eBay. When you start with Build A Niche Store your aims is to find profitable niches that allows you to get maximum profit by Ebay affiliate programs. To find the right niche in a large market like internet, all you have to do is to just think about a specific product, for example(notebook, phone, etc). In a nutshell, you need to find keyword that have maximun 20,000 searches per month. Now, people can use a free keyword tool to see what comes up, called Wordtracker(it free). 61
  • For instance, whether you want building a site about notebooks, all you have to do is to type the word “notebooks” at Wordteacker and get all sorts of results. As result, the main keyword get 865 searches per month. In my view, this is a good niche. Also, there are other sorts of more specific keywords under the main word. This result is particularly helpful for the second part, when I go over to eBay and use their search engine to see what kind of auction activity is going on. When go on eBay, the term “notebooks” have about 55.002 results found at the moment I wrote this book, with priced at more than $100. This looks like a very active niche and one that you could to take advantage of. That’s it! 62
  • 5. Purchase Build A Niche Store Go on buildanichestore website and click on “Buy Bans” button on the header menu. On next page at the bottom of the page, click “Purchase And Download BANS” button. You'll see a page similar to this one: At this point you can choose to pay with credit or debit card. You can choose to pay with Paypal, as well. If you not still have an account with Paypal you can sign up here. 63
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  • Now, complete by clicking on “Complete Your Order” button. That it! 65
  • 6. Download Build A Niche Store This is the first step on how to install Build A Niche Store. Don’t worry, there’s no complicated setup process, you need a few minutes to complete it. Once you have got your copy of Build A Niche Store, all you have to do is to extract all files. Here, you can see an overview of all files extracted: As you can see there are 11 country specific folders: AU Store BE Store CA Store ES Store FR Store IN Store IT Store NL Store SG Store UK Store US Store 66
  • 7. Upload The Bans Files At this point all you need to do is to choose the country for your Ebay Store, for this example we build a US store. Now, open up your root directory via ftp and upload the folder you choose or create a folder and rename it with the name of a country(ex US). 67
  • You need to change file permissions (chmod) with FTP. All you need to do is right click on the file in your ftp program and after you click Properties you will see a screen similar to the one below. Make the check boxes look like the example and you are good to go. Build A Niche Store currently supports eBay Australia, Belgium, Canada, Spain, France, India, Italy, Netherlands, Singapore, United Kingdom and the United States. It means that you can build your own affiliate stores made up of products listed for sale in any one of these eleven eBay marketplaces. 8. Creating A New MYSQL Database With BANS uploaded you now need to create a new MySQL database. This is done from inside your hosting account with Bluehost please enter your website URL into your browser address bar like below: http://www.yourdomainname.com/cpanel. Inside your hosting account Cpanel you will see an area named “MySQL Database”(or some- thing similar). If you enter the “MySQL Databases” area you will see an input box on your screen like the one below. New Database --- Create Database 68
  • Enter a new name for your database(ie: Ebay) and click on the “Create Date. You will be taken to a confirmation page will need to click on the “Go Back” link to return to the previous page. 9. How To Create A New Database User In order for a database to be used you will need to create a new database user who can access in the database information. You will see an input box on your screen like the one below. Enter a new username(7 caracter max) 10. Installing Your Store Once uploaded your BANS files and created your database to finish the installation enter your website URL below http://www.yourdomainname.com/foldername Now, you'll should see the following screen, below. Follow the directions until see a screen that tells you your database connection was successful. 69
  • Enter the value into the “server” input box of the BANS installation screen and press the “Click Here To Continue” button. Once your database information is correct you will see a screen as shown below telling you that BANS has successfully connected to your database. 70
  • To complete the installation of your store press the “Click Here To Continue” button one last time and you will then be taken to a screen as shown below. 71
  • Now, log into your dashboard. 11. Set your password After installing your store, click on “security” and make sure to change password and username immediately because all newly installed BANS stores have the same password and username. Then click on “Save” 72
  • 12. Set your store Setting up your store is very easy. There are 5 things that you absolutely have to do to set up your store: Choose your eBay category or categories Choose the templates Add your Ads Give your BANS Store a name Add your affiliate details Set up your Store Navigation 14. Choose Your eBay category or categories If you will need to add categories to your store, then click on the view categories link from inside your store control panel, you can choose your eBay category. If you want a more specific category, there are over 28,000 individual categories to choose from the US eBay site. 73
  • 15. How To Customize Your eBay Store With Build A Niche Store If you make some basic change, your store can become unique compared the other out there. The main factor that differentiates your store by other is certainly the color of the background, logo, menu, on the sidebar, menu on the headers, etc. In only 30-40 minutes work you can transform one simple template in a strong platform to get cash online by Ebay affiliate program. The process to get this change is very easy, all you have to do is to edit your style.css file in the template you are using. You can modify every aspect of the look of your store like, text, background, link, boxes, headers, and much more. Once you log into your control panel you can find a lot of tutorials explaining every aspect about modifying the look of your store. There are also many tutorials on keyword research, niche research and adding streams to your store. In my view don’t need to tweaking everything, because take a lot of time work, just some thing. In the conclusion, one of the main things that attract your visitors is the logo. You can only uploading 2 column template logo(780 x 180 pixels) and a logo of the 3 column template logo(968 x 180 pixels). 74
  • 16. How To Add Some Content To Your eBay Affiliate Store This paragraph want be much about something of more important and go beyond mere installation and looks. One of the things that make your store different from others out there, is to create content for each product you want to sell. You need to add unique content, titles and H1 tags to each and every page. The way you want to do things is that to offer something to your visitors. At this point you could ask: visitors can always go to eBay instead your Niche Store. It’s true, but in my view, if you add titles, H1 tags and a couple of paragraphs of content, you give unique information that they can really use. Usually, this is one of the most overlooked things when people opens a BANS store. In this example I’m going to start with the first store page on the site entitled Apple Components and modify the title(Apple Components For Sale), meta keywords(Apple Components for sale, Cheap Apple Components For Sale, Components for sale) and description(buy Apple Components) and add a couple paragraphs of content. You have already title, keywords, and a brief description put in place for you but you can change this to fit your products more closely. 75
  • Once you add your meta tags, you can add some unique contents to the bans store. If initially you are unsure what to put in the title, keywords and description you can leave the default tags and start being indexed with that value. I set any info about products in order to help visitor find their type of products. I start with an H1 tag at the top of content as the title of my contents. Usually, when I don’t have certain words in my vocabulary, then I use Wikipedia page as help in order I can put down a few bit of information on a specific product and write some short paragraphs. That’s it! 17. Choose the template The Template area of the admin panel is where you can upload and modify your templates and then select the one which you actually want to use for your new site. You can upload your “selected” template or one of your “available” templates. 76
  • 18. Ads The Ads area of the admin panel enables you to add site wide ads (ie ads that appear on every page of your store) to your new site. 77
  • 19. Store Pages The Store Pages area of the admin panel enables you to both edit the store pages that BANS automatically creates for you (based on your choices in the Setup area) and create new store pages. If gives you complete control over how the products that your store contains are displayed to both visitors and search engines. 78
  • 20. Case Study The site development uses one of the BANS templates, and covers all of the different game improvement irons available on the market. Our developed site thus "matched" our target market providing insightful reviews about the different clubs available and the ability to view and compare prices for these clubs currently listed for sale on eBay.com. 79
  • At the time of writing this BANS built site is number 1 in Google for its main target keyword – “game improvement irons”. On top of that it ranks for many other search queries in all the major search engines and receives around 5,500 unique visitors a month generating around 25,000 page views! 80
  • This one “little” website makes around $200 (out of season) to $400+ (in season) a month (an easy few thousand dollars a year)! 81
  • 21. Search engine We all use the Search Engines like Google, Yahoo and MSN. People “search” more often, and they do “search” for a much wider variety of things. In May 2009 over 9.4 billion searches were made. There are 4 things to do: 1. Choose the “name” of your store. 2. Choose a “product” via eBay.com 3. Make a “research” for the “name” you choosen. 22. The value of content In general your potential customers have followed a scent, a trail that will lead them to their goal. Once that will come into your niche site, you need to persuade them to make a purchase. In this case creating a strong content is crucial to have successful with your site. The purpose of your content is: 1. Attract customers. 2. Persuade customeras to buy. 82
  • 23. How To Getting Links-Back To Your Niche Store Once you set up your first Build A Niche Store it’s time to promote your affiliate products by increase your site-traffic. Remember, increase exposure to your business is the best way to increase sales. There are many ways to getting incoming links to your site. The better way is to use articles marketing in order to be indexed by Google. Article marketing is one of the fastest ways you can use to getting traffic coming from major search engines almost immediately. In my experience, an article marketing should never be written to sell your site. Think about your subject, and give your reader some unique information on a subject. This is the right way to do article marketing and one of the most important things to follow. There are other countless opportunities out there to get link-back. Here, I’ve listed someone. 1. Backlinkspot.com allows you to search for blogs that have do follow comment. Once you find blogs in your niche, you can make relevant comments on a post. 2. Getting links-back through article marketing is another ways you can use. As I said before, the secret to don’t fail with article marketing is to write about the subject of your site. Promotion of your site is considered bad from search engines. 3. Directory are also a great way to get back links. One of the better list of free directories I’ve found is onewaytextlink.com. It includes more than 2000 directories in this list with a pagerank of 1 or above and with no reciprocal link required as well as paid web directories that do the same. Don’t worry for Google. Google will penalize only the site that borrows from the article directory. 4. In the end, I also reccomend you to read Collin Lahay’s Link Building CookBook, a guide that includes a comprensive list of post about how to get free link-back. In brief, It help you to quickly find hundreds of places to get to link to you. 83
  • 24. How To Using USFreeAds.com For Get Traffic And Links To build traffic you can use a resource online called "USFreeAds.com", but also to get a few more incoming links to each and every BANS store you create. USFreeAds is a classified site that allows anyone that signed up for a premium account($9.95 per month) to putting as many ads as you want on his site. USFreeAds don’t bring the traffic like Craiglist, but it allows you to get your links coming into your niche stores, and get indexed by Google for some key terms used in your ads. As I said before, with USFreeAds you can put any ads as you want. The only downside is that it’s a slow process. You need to wait a couple of week before Google index your pages, while if you want immediate result Craiglist provide almost instantaneous benefits. How To Write An Ad On UsFreeAds That Works Below, I’ll share my advices on how write an ad on USFreeAds that seems to work pretty well. In these month, I’ve tried different format of ad and I can said that an H1 tagged headline at the top that includes some keyword in it, works best then other. All you have to do is to write from 2 to 3 paragraphs including a brief description of your product and add several link over different pages on the Bans Store. Usually, I also add a picture of the product I’m promoting in order to getting reader’s attention. I have to warn you it takes at least a month to get your first ads indexed by Google, so anything you get before that is gravy. 84
  • UsFreeAds, It Worth I don’t see many bloggers or affiliate marketers talking about making money with USFreeAds. As I said before USFreeAds is a slow process, but $9.95 per month help me to bring me traffic to my Bans store. Chapter 9: Promotion Ideas 1. Myspace Advertising Platform: What You Need To Know? What I particularly like about MyAds is that is very easy to use if you want running an ad campaign to advertise a particular product, service or blogs(if you have one). In a nutshell, MyAds is a payperclick banner advertising system that allows you to advertise on MySpace and getting massive amount of traffic to you banner by millions of Myspace users. You can start with a little budget of $5 a day and getting a pretty good exposition. Setting up an ad is very easy. In a few minutes, you can set up your own banner by using their ad building tool, or uploading your own. Below, an detailed image of the set up page. 85
  • The page where you set up the ads is composed of four ad options: You can choosing the ad size. You can choosing the title of your banner You can add a brief description. You can choosing a background color and typing your URL. Once adds all data you can preview the results as setting a budget. By choosing your target audience you can increase the chance to convert your ad because Myads allows you not only to select by demograpichs(age, country, gender, ets), but you are able to pick the categories of interest and the occupations of the persons. 86
  • In comparison with Facebook, it’s hard to choose who is the better, but both should be an important part of your marketing strategy. Each has pros and cons and the best choice of the two will depends from the type of campaign you are running. 2. How To Setting Up Your First Facebook Ads Campaign With its 250 million members it’s never been a better time to using Facebook to advertise your product or services. There are a lot of people want to know how to setup a Facebook Ads campaign, and what products work better. Note: If you’re a beginner with Facebook Ads, you can learn something new and make money by affiliate programs. Facebook Ads can help you make a lot of money, but also losing them. My advices is: test, test and test, and setting your ads up correctly and keep track of your balance. For this tutorial I will show you how to setting up a Facebook campaign. Usually, I use “Travelocity” from Commission Junction, which pays up to $30.00 USD per sales. However, this will be a good example to use for every products. 87
  • 1. Design Your Ad 1. Destination URL - Here, you can add your affiliate link, or the URL of your landing page, as well. You no need to create a website, all you have to do is to link directly to the affiliate url. 2. Title - The title is what your user is going to see, and make click. With a strong title you have more chance to increase the click through-rate. 3. Body Text - As the title, if you write a persuasive message, you have more chance to increase the click through rate. This is an important factor because helps in deciding if Facebook will approve your ad. 4. Image - In my view, the image is more important then the titl and depends by the ad used. The best way to attract attention by user is to using a funny picture. I reccomend you to take some extra time before to choose a high quality image and do any necessary cropping so it fits correctly. 88
  • 2.Targeting Now, is the moment to setup who should see your ad. Thanks to Facebook Ads targeting you can showing your ad to people that are in the other side of the world. For instance, if you have an advertisement for “oranges of Sicily” you can show it to people living in Florida, and so on. 89
  • The keywords are what will make your advertisement will be shown to over 66 million Facebook users in the US. This will result in not only a great click through rate, but can also deplete your account of funds in no time. 3.Campaigns & Pricing Once your ad campaign is created, all you need to do is to setting your ad pricing. The first and most important thing you need to do is to setting your “Daily Budget“. When you set up a campaign, you can pick what CPC amount you need to spend for your campaign. If you are start with Facebook Ads you can set the daily budget in the $5- $20 range. Also, I usually put 0.30 as values for each click I want to pay. Once you have some traffic flowing through the campaign, you will have a better idea on how to manage you CPC and daily budget. Tips For Creating A Successful Ad On Facebook In this article I’ve put some pratical advices you can use to setup winning Facebook Ad campaigns. Target the Right People. Ask People to Participate. Keep it Fresh. 90
  • To be more clear, I’ve put three images to help you better understand how to create a better facebook ad campaign. 1. Target the right people - Depending on how to setup your ads, you can target people based on their sex female/male, relationship(single, in a relationship, and so on). In this example, the ad is targets to single girl, interested in man and are over the age of 24. 2.) Ask People to Participate - Is enough known that people are more interested if you make them questions that are relevant to them. Here, an example for an ad campaign for win $6000 usd. The ad attract viewers because text and image is clear enough. In this case you can set an age up to 25 as the minimum, because this type of offers usually convert better as the lower the age you target. 91
  • 3.) Keep it Fresh - You can use few different ways to promote the same ad campaign. For instance, by changing the colors could increase your click through rates. Remember, keep your ad fresh, give you a better idea of whats works and not. In general, I reccomend you to try different text and images on all ads. As you can see, these tips are easy to implement, then if you haven’t taken advantage of the Facebook program, you should definitely do so. 92
  • 3.Drive The Traffic Through Bum Marketing Bum Marketing is a strategy that allows anyone to use article marketing to make commissions from affiliate programs, get sales leads online, selling your own products or services, and so on. In brief, here’s how it works: 1. You write articles about low competition niches. 2. Add your article to popular article websites. Once those article are indexed by search engines, you wait if you make money from selling your own products. The best thing of this methods is that it doesn’t take any money to make money, all you need to do is: You need to create an account with an affiliate network(In this case eBay) and find affiliate programs with an high commission, and under-exposed niches. At this point, you write several articles, by choosing low competition keyword. The next step is to add your articles to popular article directory in order to be indexed by Google and other major seach engines and get more visibility. Remember, in this methods is crucial to get the first position on Google search engine or other main search engines such as Yahoo, MSN, Aol, and so on. You need to create high quality content that are indexed for key-term or key-phrase that have low competitors. In this way, if someone searches for the keyword or niche you’ve choosen, you’ll increase the chance that your article will be the first to be read. Thus, if you’ve done a good job pulling your readers in many magnetic articles, then you’ll could earn affiliate commissions. The main reasons why you should use Bum Marketing are three: 1. You get commission in only one week. 2. You no need to spend any money. (No risk) 3. There no need of lose your time to building a website, or email list. Once you get your articles into the first page of Google results(Top 10 results), you increase your chance to get your articles clicked, obviously the first results are better. Your purpose is not that to get your article clicked by people that search into the directory, but is that to make sure your article will be indexed by Google or other search engines. Anyone that use the Bum marketing method have guaranted a steady monthly income online without spending a dime. 93
  • Now, i’m going to show you exactly how I implemented this method. I can’t promise to get million of dollars, but if you can work hard you could easily be making $100 a day in a few months! How Does To Start First and foremost you need to finding a product you want promote. I reccomend you to choose product that you know people will always want it. For instance, Cabin rentals is one, while something like Apple iphone has a limited life. At this point, all you need to do is to find at least 30 low competition keywords for your product, that you believe to dominate your niche. In my view, the better tool to make this is googles keyword tool. It’s free to use. Once found the keywords, create three or more Squidoo lenses. Squidoo is the popular publishing platform that makes it easy for you to create “lenses” online. Lenses are pages, or overview articles, that gather everything you know about your topic of interest. Using three low competition keywords in your niche. However, three lens should works well. When start your lenses, use keyword phrase such as “The Best North Georgia Cabin Rentals” would work better than “North Georgia Cabin Rentals” Once created your Lenses, choose a domain name relative the product you want to promote redirect it to your clickbank landing page. You can use namecheap.com. They have good priced and let you redirect for free, as well. As I said, choose a name related to your niche, for instance if your business is about cabin rental, a domain name like www.cabinrentalsideas.com, would work! I write 8-10 articles(400 words) that includes an anchor text to each lense (30 articles total) and submit them to the article directory such as www.ezinearticles.com, the grand daddy of them all, but also www.goarticles.com, it takes up to 10 hours for your article to go live, www.articledashboard.com, and www.amazines.com. Then, take these articles and rewrite each one 6 times. Making this operation take a lot of time and effort. To resolve this problem you can use a cool service called Unique Article Wizard that allows me to turn my original article into hundreds or even thousands of versions that are unique enough to fool Google’s algorithm. The service goes for $67 a month, it’s enough high, but in my view it worth. 94
  • Bookmarking Your Articles I use Digg to submitting each blog post because my article will be indexed by Google within 6 hours. however, another good place where submit your article is also webmarketingblips.dailyradar. In addition I also submit my site to RSS feeds directories and squidoo lenses to the popular RSS directories. You can also submit your blogs to www.blogcatalog.com this site help you to drive some visitors a day to your site, in my view its worth. Once, you follow this points you have 30 pages and three squidoo lenses, rss feed directories that attract potential customers and making you money. Finally, make sure to link these articles to your ebay niche site, in order to drive the traffic to your ebay product. Once this niche is complete you can see how the sales go while you can move onto another niche. If works hard and using this strategy you should generate about 50-100 bucks per day. 4. Best RSS Submission Sites Some years ago, the main means for reaching content has been the large use of major search engines and directories. Now, RSS New Feeds make it simple to cut through the millions of websites out there and lets you know instantly, all of the latest news items in your browser. As more and more people get involved with the internet and as more website, blogs, news services and other online resources continue to grow in number and variety, become important to maintain high visibility and exposure for the content following the major distribution media. Remember, the more people that read your blog the more likely you are to achieve the goals you have for that. While first the world of content optimization online followed the correct SEO rules(search engine optimization), now the opportunity to grow your business through RSSEM (RSS search engine marketing) are an reality. I’ve created a powerful list of RSS feed/blog sites that help you to increase exposure and visibility online. These sites are all functioning, so you don’t have to waste your time by researching these at each destination site. Through these RSS feeds directory, anyone can submit his feed site without signing up to any service or by registering for a free account. Feeds are divided in main categories and sub- categories. 95
  • Usually, if you want to add your feed, all you need to do is to choose the appropriate category, select the sub-categories in which your feed will best fit, and add a feed URL, title, description and email. That it! You can find two submission method: • Free, with no registration: it’s free to add your feed, and no registration needed. • Free with Registration: You need to register first to add your feed URL. 1.A1 Web Links (www.blogit.a1weblinks.net) - Is a free blog directory anyone can submit his own RSS feed. It includes more than 700 feeds. 2.Blogville.us (www.blogville.us) - Is a weblog directory that constantly checked for bloguille team in order to prevent spam. Once on the submission page, type your e-mail address, name, URL and a brief description of your blog. 3.Feedest (www.feedest.com) - Is a Huge RSS directory that once registered(it’s not necessary) allows you to create your personal page. 4.RSSHugger (www.rsshugger.com) - Is a blog directory that includes rss directories, Technorati, and search engine optimization all in one. If you want to join rssHugger but do not want to review our site, you can pay a one time review fee of $20. 5.RSS-spider (www.rss-spider.com) - Once registering to your site, anyone is free to add his own feed. All you have to do is to provide the URL of your RSS feed 6.Feedlisting (www.feedlisting.com) - Is a large directory containing submitted feeds divided by categories. 7.Feedmil (www.feedmil.com) - This search engine and feed directory let your discover less popular feeds located in the long tail of millions of feeds. To add your feed you no need of a registration, just type the URL of your RSS feed, the URL of your website and the language(English/Japanese). 8.Webloogle (www.webloogle.com) - Is a blog directory You can search for top, popular, and newest feeds. Add your own feed is very easy, just provide the RSS feed title, URL, and select the appropriate category. 9.Blog Listing (www.bloglisting.net) - Is a free weblog directory where you have your regular links section, or if you pay $8/year you can have your blog listed in the featured links section. 10.Feedgy (www.feedgy.com) - Is both RSS feed and search engine. You can find RSS feed by topic and keyword. To add your RSS feed, just tye your RSS feed and once approved it will be listed into their directory. 11.MyBlog2U (www.myblog2u.com) Is an RSS feed directory where blogs can be researched, through categories and sub-categories, or search bar on the bottom of the page. You can submit your own feed for free through a simple registration. 96
  • 12.Blogged (www.blogged.com)- Is a free blog directory that featuring 200,000 blogs. Anyone that open an account with Blogged can review and rate a blog to help it rise in the rankings. Adding a blog to the service is really simple, all you need to do is to sign up to the service, and provide the RSS feed of your site. 13.Blogotion - (www.freewebs.com) - Blogotion is a blog directory that includes high quality blogs. Before to accepting them, the team review every blogs in order to keep spammers out. 14.FeedBees (www.feedbees.com) - Is a huge directory that contain more then 100000 feeds where you can submit all of your sites with no registration process. You can browse the feed by category subcategory and page rank. 15.FeedSee (www.feedSees.com) - Is a blog directory with his simple interface, is very simple to submitting feeds or searching for a feed. To add your feed, just insert your feed URL, and it done! 16.Rss 001 (www.rss001.com) - Is a place for RSS feed where feeds are organized based of category and subcategory. Through their built-in search engine is easier to find for the end use. To add your own feed to the directory, the first step is registering to the site. Once registered you must wait for your feed to be approved by RSS 001 team, so you can type a title, the URL of your RSS feed, and a brief description. 17.Rss Mountain (www.rssmountain.com) - With its 1.2 million feeds listed in more than 30 categories, and still growing. To add your feed you need to be registered(just name and email!) and once choose the best category, you can add all of your feeds to the service. 18.ReadBurner (www.readburner.com) - Is a free online service that aggregates items that are shared on Google Reader. You no need to register to add a link to their service, just have to paste your RSS feed. That it! 5. Automatic Article Submission Do not all article directory will accept all articles. It's a fact. When you submit it to these services you need to check where submit your article, first. There are a lot of generic directories that allows you to add your article into categories of every topic that you can think, but there are also many specialised directories that will only allows you to submit articles on a particular topic, as well. If you are using article marketing to promote your blog, you no need to submit your article to all these services. There are hundred of article directory, but many of these directories are inappropriate because they have not enough traffic. Also, there are article directory that present their category in different way. Thus, make sure you choose the right category for your article. For instance, if you have an article about "how to make money online" you'll might find a specific category like "make money" or "business" Whether you make use of an automated tool like Brad Calln's Article Submitter be sure to set the right article directory in order to do not submit it to many article directories. This because, Google could consider these link as spam and could penalize them by deleting them from its index. 97
  • Article Submission Tools - I can't tell you how many marketers use these software, but I can tell you that can simplify your life if used in the right way. The two software I'm going to highlight are called Brad Calln's Article Submitter and Unique Article Wizard. What I especially like about Brad Callen's Article Submitter is the price. Free if you want the standard version only. If you want submits to more directories there is also a gold version, while a platinum version that fully automates the process. There's no complicated set up process. Once you enter in your article information, all you have to do is to select which directories you want to submit your article, then you click each one to submit them manually. The only downside is that I found a little problem to submit my article some directories. I don't know if the list must be update. Unique Article Wizard - Unique Article Wizard costs $67 per month so it is only cost effective if you intend to use it seriously. It seems better then Brad’s software and manual article submission: You have a fully automated submission - this save your time. All you have to do is to setup how many submission you want each day and it does the rest without me doing a thing. I get a daily email with an updated status report. If you spend the time to write 3 versions of your initial article the Unique Article Wizard uses a special algorithm to turn those three into hundreds or even thousands of unique versions whilst keeping your original writing - no machine-created content. 6. How To Get Your First 1000 Visitors From Stumbleupon Web traffic for most websites drop during the weekend because less people are using the internet to look for information or checking their favorite websites for new content. In this case, one of the best ways to get free traffic to a web blog during the week is by promoting a link bait on popular social websites like Stumbleupon, Digg, Reddit, etc. Today I want focalize your attention on Stumbleupon and say you how to increase the site popularity through this network. There would be so much to write on this topic, but I want tell you some strategies in order to receiving 1,000 visitors on any day? The ingredients for this strategy are: A network of at least fifteen active StumbleUpon users. Promote high quality content If you don't know, the StumbleUpon toolbar allows you to send pages to your StumbleUpon friends with a little message asking for a quick stumble. If your SU friends likes your content enough, you'll probably getting some stumble from each single page you send. If you can get 15 people to stumble a single page you could get more weight when determining the amount of traffic that is sent to your content. By getting 15 people that stumble a single page you'll receive not just one thousand visitors, but maybe more than that. 98
  • 7. How To Increase Your Blog Subscriber Rate Subscribers rate are an important factor that indicate the health of any blog. Subscribers are people that give you constant traffic because come back on a daily basis. Usually, the single word you need to convert readers into subscribers is: Subscribe. But, there are other factors that can influence the success with RSS Feed and Increase Your Blog Subscriber Rate. Here, I've put a brief list: 1. Start with Feedburner - First and foremost you have need to setup a feedburner account. Go on feedburner.com, sign up and start creating a FeedBurner Feed for your Blog. This will give you useful statistics, like your total subscriber rate. 2. Setup email subscriptions - Email subscriptions works better than feed reader subscriptions because guarantee that people receives your updates daily into their email box. Sure, is a bit annoying for your readers to receive all this email, but it increase your site traffic, quickly. 3. Add a large RSS button - People recognize your button if you put a orange button 80x80 or above. There are several sites where download the button that do for you. Here, a link where you can download them. I reccomend you to choose a color orange because is enough easily recognizable now. 4. Post everyday - This is the main reason people subscribe to a blog. In this way they get latest related news directly into their rss reader or email box. Remember, the more people that read your blog the more likely you are to achieve the goals you have for that blog. I think that publishing at least once a day is the right choice. Wordpress Plugin To Increase RSS subscribers This plugin launched by Richard Millerallows let you add a messages that remind each reader to subscribe to your blog feed. Very useful for give them a gentle nudge in the right direction. Here’s his explanation of how the plugin works: By default, new visitors to your blog will see a small box above each post containing the words If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! After 3 visits the message disappears. You can customize this message, its lifespan, and its location…This plugin requires cookies. Users without support for cookies will always see the new visitor message. It has been tested with WordPress 2.0, but it may work with earlier versions. Learn How Leo Got 100,000 Subscribers To His Blog Leo Babauta is a blogger who has built for himself a successful blog - Zen Habits - which has 130,000+ subscribers. Leo has release a free report - How I got 100,000 subscribers in Two Years which I always keep within reach. Highly recommended! 99
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