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I. Affiliate marketing guides
First of all, let me get something out of my system: I HATE quickbooks. The only good thing
about Quickbooks is that Intuit offers a 30(?) day money back guarantee. No questions asked.
And I’ve taken them up on that several times. I’m pretty sure that I have downloaded
Quickbooks for Windows at least three different times, and one time on my Mac. Each and every
time I am completely overwhelmed, lost, and frustrated because it is obvious that whoever
designed quickbooks did so WITHOUT affiliate marketers in mind. And each time I requested,
and was granted a refund.
I don’t have “vendors” or “customers” or everything else like that that is standard to most other
businesses. I understand that, as such, I’m probably going to be comparing apples to oranges
here in several ways, but Quickbooks just sucks. Design sucks, usability sucks, and the fact that
they try to upsell you around every single corner sucks! Not to mention, I suck at accounting,
numbers, and anything that involves taxes. And I don’t have much desire to get better at it. Just
give me an f*#ing solution that works and that someone as nubish as me can figure out.
I have been looking for an accounting solution for my small business for probably the last 2-3
years. I finally found one. And it’s free as long as you don’t go over a certain amount of
transactions per month. But it’s easily a service that I am willing to pay for as soon as I reach the
transaction limit. Thank goodness that I don’t do many transactions though. Now that you’re
dying of suspense, I’ll let the cat out of the bag . . .
The service is called Indinero! If you already know about it, then why the hell didn’t you tell me
about it a long time ago? If you’re familiar at all with Mint, the online personal finance software,
you can think of Indinero as the small business accounting version of Mint. I have a prediction
that eventually Indinero will be acquired by Mint, but that’s neither here nor there.
The setup is lightening fast, and once you sign up, you simply connect your business
bank/checking account and it automatically imports the last three months of transactions. There
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is also a manual import that allows you to import further back than three months. So, say you
wanted to throw all of your accounting history into Indinero from all of 2010, all you’d have to
do is export from Jan 1, 2010 to Dec 31, 2010 into a CSV from your bank, if they offer it, which
they should, and then format the data into whatever format Indinero wants it in, which is easy,
then import it and you’re good to go.
I was completely lost with my 2010 taxes at the beginning of this year when I was trying to
figure all of this accounting crap out. I hate doing taxes by the way. Not that I hate paying them,
I just hate that it’s so damned hard to figure out. Anyway, Indinero helped a lot with this. I
imported all of 2010′s data from my bank like I mentioned above, then using Indinero, I
categorized all of the transactions (which sucked because it took forever), then I ran a P&L
report on Indinero for 2010, printed it out, then took that shit to my accountant. He’s filling out
the mountains of paper work required for my simple s-corp as we speak. Damnit, I was supposed
to call him today. . . It’s 1:52 AM right now. fml.
Moral of the story: Thanks to Indinero, I was able to get my taxes done and the accounting future
for my small business looks a lot brighter. I just need to keep up on categorizing my transactions.
That’s really the hardest part . . . and it’s not hard. Just makes you think, which is never a good
Indinero kicks ass. Not to mention, one night when I was bored/happy with their service, I sent
them an email that simply said “You Guys Kick Ass.” They replied nearly instantly asking me
for my mailing address. They sent me some free stickers and a free shirt.
II. Affiliate marketingstrategies
Affiliate marketing is a low-cost
way for merchants to build
awareness and showcase their
products and services. The model
is simple; it works as a
system. A partner or affiliate
markets a merchant's products
for a "piece of the pie."
Affiliate marketing experts often make an income that can tally over five figures
per month, however only 1 to 5% of thousands of marketers achieve this level.
When an affiliate reaches this elite level they are often referred to as a "super"
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How does one become a super affiliate? Can anyone do it? Super affiliates have
common tactics that they embrace and put into place. Anyone can become a
super affiliate, but it will not come without blood, sweat, and a hefty time
commitment. The typical super affiliate possesses the following traits:
Thirst for Knowledge
These three traits combined with the following strategy gives you the formula for
the makings of a "super" affiliate.
1. Find a Unique Niche
The mistake that many affiliate marketing hopefuls have in common is that they
try to offer everything under the sun rather than focusing on a specific niche
market. Do not scatter your efforts, focus on your niche, promote it, and sell it
2. Search Engine Marketing
Once you've built your affiliate storehouse you will need to promote it. Many
affiliates use pay-per-click engines. I suggest that you learn how to achieve organic
search results or hire a search engine marketing company. This will save you from
spending all your profits on pay-per-click engines. Only use pay-per-click engines
if you know what you are doing, otherwise all your profits may end in the hands of
Google Adwords or Overture.
3. Know Your Product, Know Your Audience
Create a resource. By taking the time to learn about the products and/or services
that you are offering you can create information that builds your credibility. That
credibility builds trust. If your viewers do not have trust in you more than likely
they will not purchase from your storehouse. If you want more information on the
psychological process that an online buyer goes through I suggest that you read
my article on the Five Levels of Internet Marketing and the Sales Process. This will
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help you in creating a web site that converts well, which in return will increase
your cash flow.
4. Don't Put All Your Eggs in One Basket
Promote products from different merchants. This way if you have a problem with
receiving payment from a merchant, or their products do not convert well the
effects on your business will be minimal. Watch out for exclusivity agreements;
remember this is your business. Protect yourself and diversify so that you do not
feel the famine effect if something goes wrong. There is absolutely nothing wrong
with promoting niche products from different merchants.
5. Seek Knowledge and Embrace Change
If you are familiar with Internet marketing at all you know that what worked three
months ago may not work today. Stay on top of the trends. Seek knowledge, start
by learning something new about affiliate marketing daily. For example remember
those marketing tools called "banner" that use to drive sales at an astronomical
rate a few years ago? Well those banners developed a term called "banner
blindness." That means most online viewers will not click on banners even if they
do pertain to what they are looking for. To be a "super" affiliate you must always
spend time reading, learning, and embracing the changes in Internet marketing.
6. Don't Give Up
It's hard to do, and most of the time those dabbling in affiliate marketing give up
way too soon. Monitor your statistics, watch to see what is working and what is
not. Make changes when necessary. Do one thing daily to promote your storehouse
and be patient. Before you know it you will start getting payments.
Remember that it will not happen overnight. Encompass and develop the
persistence, patience, and knowledge. Then follow the tactics I've mentioned
above and you are on your way to becoming a "super" affiliate.
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