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A-Z Blog Challenge: Day 26. Zoom in on the Summer

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ZOOM IN ON THE SUMMER SEASON

Well, I can’t believe it that 30 days has passed us by so quickly and we are at the last day of the A-Z Blog Challenge. In today’s blog post, I want to add a word about making your first sale this summer.

Summer is usually a season whereby most online marketers will face a ‘dip’ in their income as people are outdoors more often to enjoy the sun.

So if you continue to promote affiliate products such as info-products, you may find a ‘dip’ in your business unless it is a need this summer.

Info-products that may continue to do well include weight -loss such as ways to trim tummy fat as people want to look good in their swim suits or bikini.

Another area to boost your affiliate income may involve travel related affiliate products as most people are out and about this summer. Other products include

  • Seminars and courses
  • BBQs and equipment
  • travel accessories and RV travel information
  • Websites that depend on adsense revenue.

This post wraps up our A-Z Blog challenge for April and I have had a wonderful experience.

Although there are some lapses and delays on certain blog post during this period, but taking part in a challenge has motivated me to spruce up my blog on an almost daily basis and update it more regularly. I have also written 26 tips to becoming a better affiliate in this challenge.

If you would like to have a compilation of the all the 26 tips that were shared during this A-Z Blog challenge, do drop me an email with your name and the subject line” A-Z Blog Challenge EBook” to askcindysiow[at]gmail.com

I will email it to you one I have it done up as an eBook.

About A-Z Blogging Challenge.

In the month of April, I commit to posting a regular blog for my readers to help them with their affiliate marketing business. To find out more about the A-Z Challenge, click here

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Here’s an initial mock-up of the book cover for my upcoming eBookgive me some comments on this.

businessplanning-report-flat

Just leave me some comments in the comment box below.

 

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May 1, 2013

A-Z Blog Challenge: Day 25:Yield versus activity

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YIELD VERSUS ACTIVITY

 

Many people give up on their online business after some time as they find that their yield is very low.

 

That is the amount of time and effort that they have put in does not justify the amount they earn from their online blog or website In fact, a job at Macdonald’s may pay more.

 

That’s one reason why you need to measure the yield versus the activity.

 

If you are writing more content but they are not converting well, you may need to tweak a few things such as your headlines or subject lines.

 

Or if you are buying a lot of ads online to promote your websites but are not getting any sales, you may need to relook at the sales pages of your affiliate products or squeeze page.

 

Like they always say, you cannot track what isn’t measured. So if you diligently track your online activities, you will always be able to find ways to create that next breakthrough in your online business.

About A-Z Blogging Challenge.

In the month of April, I commit to posting a regular blog for my readers to help them with their affiliate marketing business. To find out more about the A-Z Challenge, click here

 

I am  was talking about my  planning stages in creating an eBook on Online Business Planning and these are the initial chapters.

  • Importance of planning
  • Why plan
  • Planing your product/service
  • Resources

Here’s an initial mock-up of the book cover, give me some comments on this.

businessplanning-report-flat

Just leave me some comments in the comment box below.

 

 

 

 

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May 1, 2013

A-Z Blog Challenge:Day 23:Writing For Dollars from Home

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WRITING FOR DOLLARS FROM HOME

 

In Day 23 of the A-Z Blog Challenge, I like to share with you a

 

‘funded approach’ to affiliate marketing.

 

When you first begin your affiliate marketing journey, you may be short on cash.

 

However, if you have writing skills and are willing to do some research, you can

 

begin to earn some money on the side as a writer.

 

money

 

Here are some sites that pay you cash for posting your articles on their sites.

 

Infobarrel.com

 

This is a website that pays you based on a revenue-share model.

 

You are paid based on the number of views you have received on your articles.

 

So the more you write and the more catchy your headlines, the higher the chances

 

of your articles being read.

 

You can earn anywhere between $1 to as much as $16 per day from your articles.

 

And the best part of this is that the earnings are passive.

 

So in addition to writing articles to drive traffic to your website,

 

you can write a series of articles related to your affiliate product and earn

 

some pocket change in the side.

 

For instance, if you are promoting a ‘make money product’ online,

 

you can write articles on niche selection, keyword research,

 

ways to make money online and direct them to your affiliate product for more information.

 

If you are interested to make money from this approach, you can view more information

 

from this blog post by a fellow blogger who started earning money from writing.

 

 

 

eHow.com

 

This website is more stringent in its selection now. You need to apply as a writer and

 

provide three samples of your writing and your application will be screened before

 

they accept you. Once you are accepted as a writer in eHow, you can be assured of a steady

 

stream of work. They will pay more if you come up with the titles yourself.

 

On the writer’s dashboard, you will be able to find a selection of titles that needs to be written.

 

You will be paid upon article acceptance.

 

HubPages.com and Squidoo.com

 

These two websites are similar to Infobarrel  which has a revenue share model.

 

You are paid based on the ad revenue that your articles generate from your ‘lens’

 

or hubs on a particular niche topic.

 

In addition, you earn affiliate revenue on products that you recommend on your lens or hub.

 

So if you can write a hub/lens a day, you will have 365 ‘silent cash machines’ working for you

 

every day of the year. If you like to learn more about making money through  Hubpages, you can

read more about this Blogger’s experiment here

==>Make Money with HubPages

 

 

Payperpost.com

 

For those who are interested in writing for other people’s blogs, you can sign up for

 

an account with this website. Blog owners will post topics and subjects that they need written

 

and the amount they are willing to pay for it. So if you can write an article a day and earn between

 

$20 to $50 per blog post, you can earn a decent income upwards of $1,000 a month from home.

 

If you are hard working and can generate 2 articles a day, you can earn a decent side income of $3,000

 

or more. For more sites where bloggers are needed, you can view the Problogger.net Job postings.

 

Reviewme.com

 

This is a unique website that pays you for writing about products and services.

 

You can select from the products and services that needs to be reviewed and

 

write a post about 200 to 500 words giving your feedback on the product/service or

 

website. There are some web masters who can pay upwards of $500 for a short review of their

 

websites.

 

RealWritingJobs.com

 

For a real compilation of the sources where your articles will be accepted and the rates

 

you can earn, check out this eBook directory which list all the writing jobs that are

 

looking for writers. This is a paid website but is well worth every penny that you invest .

 

It list not only jobs by blogs looking for writers, but also list down the various offline publications

 

that are looking for writers. An ideal work -at-home gig you can start from home with little to no

 

investments.

Check out real writing jobs directory here

No matter which portal you choose to write for first, the first step to success is to …

 

.start

 

Take action for a tomorrow that is different from you Todays!

 

 

 

 

About A-Z Blogging Challenge.

In the month of April, I commit to posting a regular blog for my readers to help them with their affiliate marketing business. To find out more about the A-Z Challenge, click here

I am half way through my new eBook on Business planning. Check out more details below.

Here’s an initial mock-up of the book cover, give me some comments on this.

businessplanning-report-flat

Just leave me some comments in the comment box below.

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May 1, 2013

A-Z Blog Challenge : Day 22: Viral Marketing on Steriod

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V

IRAL MARKETING ON STEROIDS. In Day 22 of the A-Z Challenge which coincides with the letter V. I think the most appropriate topic to talk about is how to transform your marketing into a viral form of marketing that can spread like a ‘virus’ online.

By applying viral marketing to your blog or website, you can attract tons of traffic to your website. Well, if you have been following my blog, you know that traffic is the main source to increasing your cash flow. More traffic, more cash, and more money in the bank.

 

Now what is viral marketing you may ask?

Viral marketing refers to a strategy to encourage visitors to spread your marketing message.

Think ‘Tupperware’ as synonymous to plastic storage containers and Google to search. These are brand names that have become viral.

 

Here’s a few ways to make your marketing go viral

1Give away stuff for free

If you have written articles, eBooks or templates that will be useful to your subscribers or audience, you can give it away for free on your website. This allows you to build your subscriber’s list and at the same time if your freebie is of a high quality, you can attract lost of viral traffic as people start talking about the high quality of your free gift and how useful it has been for them.

2Make it easy for people to share

This is really self explanatory  if you allow people to easily share your marketing message via Twitter, Facebook or other Social 2.0 websites,you can encourage people to spread your messages wild and wide.This works especially well for sites such as Pinterest whereby you can  encourage visitors to share a picture or a funny graphic and very often the weirder it gets, the more attention it receives.

viral

3Scale

Do not forget to scale the systems and infrastructure that your marketing message is being distributed from. I remember once, when I was going a blog campaign to give away a free eBook on step-by-step methods for newbies to get started online, only to realize that my website was done only 2 hours into the campaign. The reason was due to the server’s inability to sustain the huge amounts of traffic that I was receiving at one time.

Remember Hotmail, when they started this viral campaign by putting a line at the bottom of every one’s email message to get Hotmail, this was how Hotmail became viral and the infrastructure was able to cope with the new load that it was attracting. Contrast this with the Netscape campaign. Netscape attracted lots of new users to use their then dial-up programme by giving a CD away for free, giving a free amount of dial-up service, only to find that the servers were not able to cope with the additional demand.

Nothing will irritate customers more than not being able to receive the service you need.

4Leverage on other people’s communication networks

Authors are very fond of using this method. Writers will usually distribute their content on other people’s magazines or ezines, hoping to leverage on their media and network to gain wider exposure for their writings.At the same time, you can also use the same strategy by contributing your content to other people’s blog as a guest post or contribute articles to article directories and videos on video sharing sites. By leveraging on other people’s network, your marketing will spread like a’virus’.

These and other strategies were first shared in this eBook.

==>www.MyFirstMagicButton.com/emailcash

 

About A-Z Blogging Challenge.

In the month of April, I commit to posting a regular blog for my readers to help them with their affiliate marketing business. To find out more about the A-Z Challenge, click here

 

Yesterday, I am  was talking about my  planning stages in creating an eBook on Online Business Planning and these are the initial chapters.

  • Importance of planning
  • Why plan
  • Planing your product/service
  • Resources

Here’s an initial mock-up of the book cover, give me some comments on this.

businessplanning-report-flat

Just leave me some comments in the comment box below.

 

 

 

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Apr 25, 2013

A-Z Blog Challenge Day 21: U Are the Key To Success

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U Are The Key To Success

Yes you are the key to success in your own online enterprise. We cannot spell success without ‘U’.

Very often, we think that we need this gadget, this tool, and this new piece of information before we can make it online. And we wait till we have all the pieces of information before we begin to take action.

However, nothing is further from the truth. In order to succeed online, you need to to take action instead of waiting for everything to be right.

In fact the Number 1 reason why most people fail online is :Information overload. They are overloaded with non essential information and that is stopping them from achieving their online goals.

Here’ what you need to utilize in order to succeed online.

1Utilize what you have

Scan through your hard disk. See what content you have save or written before and list all these out. Next find out what software you already own and make a list of it. Use these resources first before you purchase anything. If you find any PLR or private label rights content, you can edit it and start sprucing up your blog or set a regular schedule to start posting new content on your blog.

Alternatively, if you have a mailing list, you can also share these information with your subscribers. To more you give, the more you receive.

2Utilize your skills

Everytime, I find myself procrastinating on my goals, I start to create a list that looks something like this

What I Have What I Need
Content on Online Business website
Subscriber list Squeeze page
Traffic methods More subscribers
Blog Payment gateway
Graphicsx 25  
Online friends  
Mentors  
Ebooks and resources  

I list down the things that I have and the things that I need in order to succeed then I get to work on those things that I do not have. If I do not have the skills needed for the things that I lack, then I have a plan to outsource the things that I need to get done.

You can also utilize your skills, if you have writing skills, you can barter with someone with design skills to get your website done. Once you are clear on the skills that you have, you can barter for things that you need online especially if you are starting online.

3Utilize your resources

What resources do you have hiding inside you, your hard disk or your computer?

List the resources that you own that can help you advance your online business.

If you have an excess of stuff lying around in the house, you can convert these into resources by selling them away for money so you can fund your other research or purchases.

4Utilize Your Network

Who do you know who has the skills to help you in your online business? Do you have friends who are excellent writers and who can write a 500-word article without breaking a sweat?

Do you have friends who are very tech savvy who can help you set up web pages or a payment gateway for your products?

These are the people you need to speak to and solicit their help in order to succeed online. Or have you purchased products from another online Guru. Do you think you may have skills or products that you can joint venture with them for a launch?

In Day 21 of the A-Z Blog Challenge,  I hope you will utilize your skills, resources and network before you call it quits in your online business. If you want to put all these together and get started on your own online business or have a location independent business, this is an e-course which you may want to check out. Remote Lifestyle

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I am now in the planning stages of creating an eBook on Online Business Planning and these are the initial chapters.

  • Importance of planning
  • Why plan
  • Planing your product/service
  • Resources

Here’s an initial mock-up of the book cover, give me some comments on this.

businessplanning-report-flat

Just leave me some comments in the comment box below.

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About A-Z Blogging Challenge.

In the month of April, I commit to posting a regular blog for my readers to help them with their affiliate marketing business. To find out more about the A-Z Challenge, click here

In tomorrow’s blog post, I will be discussing on the topic beginning with V. V for Victory, V for VAT, V for Vying with the Big boys. It could be anyone, stay tuned for more tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

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