1) Use a Notification Bar I’m sure you’ve noticed the red bar floating at the top of this blog. I created it using the Foobar plugin (affiliate). If you’re not a fan of pop-ups or floating advertisements, a notification bar is a more subtle/less intrusive way of highlighting something you want to call attention to. [...]
A lot of people don’t bother with Amazon’s affiliate program because the commissions are so low (4-8% on average with the potential to earn a more if you refer large volumes of products). So if you’re in a niche that averages 30-50% per commission on most products, Amazon’s program may seem like a waste of [...]
I’ll be honest. Answering email is one of my least favorite tasks, simply due to the volume of messages I receive from those who want something for nothing. I have no patience for that kind of mentality. I’d rather spend my time helping people who genuinely want to do the work needed to succeed, not [...]
Most people never buy the first time you introduce them to a product.
It takes an average of 7 to 10 exposures before someone converts and that’s assuming you’ve done everything else right (built credibility, PREsold effectively, promoted a relevant product, etc.)
1) Can I be successful in [X] niche? I dropped and shattered my crystal ball when I was about 12 so my ability to look into your future is long gone. My philosophy is this. If there is a demand for the kind of information, service, or product you plan to offer then there is [...]
I received an e-mail last week from the affiliate manager of Powweb who notified me there had been a change to their terms. Now all affiliates must make it clear they have a “material connection” with their products. In other words, we must disclose that we are earning a commission. And the disclosure must be [...]
I don’t normally have time to honor product review requests, but Chris Guthrie’s Easy Azon Amazon affiliate plugin caught my attention. If you’re an affiliate for Amazon.com, you’re probably aware of the somewhat convoluted process of creating a product affiliate link for your site. Well, Easy Azon simplifies the process tremendously by allowing you to [...]