“Finding PAC and implementing the strategies in the course has allowed Shane to quit his loathed, corporate, cubicle job only 3 months after buying PAC! We did all of this with a newborn baby! Our son, Easton, was just under 3 months old when we bought the PAC. Anyway, we cannot thank you enough for providing this information! It has literally changed our lives in so many positive ways. The best change of all is that we all get to spend our days together as a family. It was so hard spending my (Shane’s) time at a job I hated, knowing that I was missing my son grow up. I am forever grateful that I can now be at home with my family. (First month was over $1500 in sales. Month 6 over $16,000 in sales)”
Paid inclusion is a search engine marketing method in itself, but also a tool of search engine optimization, since experts and firms can test out different approaches to improving ranking and see the results often within a couple of days, instead of waiting weeks or months. Knowledge gained this way can be used to optimize other web pages, without paying the search engine company.
Thankfully, dark traffic has gradually come to light over the past few months. Digital marketers expect that this year will mark the end of dark traffic, with analytics tools getting more precise information regarding their source.
This is another big mistake I made when starting out — joining any and every affiliate program I came across. While I absolutely do believe in cultivating multiple streams of income when working online, there is a point where you have too much to deal with and it becomes unmanageable.
While your site is still new, it’s a good idea to start capitalizing on someone else’s audience. Continue focusing on building your own content, but also considering writing content for a few big, high-traffic blogs that are relevant for your niche. By writing content for a bigger site, you are able to get in front of another audience and showcase your expertise on a particular topic. This will eventually lead to more traffic to your site, as well.
Perhaps it’s obvious, but all of these advertising options work best for sites with high traffic since they are all dependent on lots of eyeballs seeing the ads and either clicking or completing actions.
Affiliate websites are often categorized by merchants (advertisers) and affiliate networks. There are currently no industry-wide standards for the categorization. The following types of websites are generic, yet are commonly understood and used by affiliate marketers.
When you type the keyword into ubersuggest, it’ll give you a list of common keywords related to the one you entered, along with the monthly search volume, the cost-per-click, or CPC, and the competition level.
Periscope, the most popular live streaming online platform, allows users to record a short moment of their lives and share it with the world. Snapchat and Instagram have already jumped on the bandwagon. This could mean huge changes in how you use social media. Instead of scheduling posts in advance, you might want to consider posting in-the-moment updates and take advantage of the fact that millions of online users love this kind of content.
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Do some research and find the campaigns that pay the most. For example, some CPC ads pay $.05 per click while others pay $10 per click. If you capitalize on the bigger ones, you’ll obviously make more.
Affiliates were among the earliest adopters of pay per click advertising when the first pay-per-click search engines emerged during the end of the 1990s. Later in 2000 Google launched its pay per click service, Google AdWords, which is responsible for the widespread use and acceptance of pay per click as an advertising channel. An increasing number of merchants engaged in pay per click advertising, either directly or via a search marketing agency, and realized that this space was already occupied by their affiliates. Although this situation alone created advertising channel conflicts and debates between advertisers and affiliates, the largest issue concerned affiliates bidding on advertisers names, brands, and trademarks. Several advertisers began to adjust their affiliate program terms to prohibit their affiliates from bidding on those type of keywords. Some advertisers, however, did and still do embrace this behavior, going so far as to allow, or even encourage, affiliates to bid on any term, including the advertiser’s trademarks.
Maropost – Maropost is a provider of on-demand digital marketing solutions. Its platform transforms the complex process behind successful email marketing into a manageable task, enabling users to segment and target prospects, craft content, optimize message delivery, track customer behavior, and create collaborations within a single dashboard. maropost.com
L-Soft – L-Soft’s LISTSERV Maestro is a complete email marketing solution that allows you to engage subscribers with targeted, intelligence-based opt-in campaigns. It offers easy tracking, reporting and list segmentation in a complete opt-in email marketing and analytics package. lsoft.com/products/maestro.asp
Say, for example, I have an interest in weight loss. I’d do some research using the free Affilorama lessons available to me, and in this case discover that there is a strong market interested in losing weight.
MailGet – MailGet’s email marketing solution integrates with Amazon SES and other SMTPs to send bulk emails through SMTP routing. The service lets you create messages with its responsive email template builder and includes a variety of free email templates covering various niches. MailGet also comes with a list management and cleaning system. formget.com/mailget-app
Your videos should work the same way. Even if they aren’t ads, you should treat it them as such. Hook the viewer in with visuals and a few great opening lines. Then keep them entertained. Watch what I do in this video:
“I will also let you know that the Proven Amazon Course played a role in our success as well. Some of the ideas combines with our own experiences and expertise from other industries have given us the ability to grow significantly. This is only our (my wife and I) second year doing this, and our projections put us at about $2 million in sales this year.
SparkPost – SparkPost is a cloud-based email delivery service built on the Amazon Web Services platform. SparkPost’s cloud API allows you to send transactional emails quickly. Developers at businesses of all sizes can send up to 100,000 emails a month for free and scale as the business grows and email programs become more sophisticated. sparkpost.com
Some merchants are using outsourced (affiliate) program management (OPM) companies, which are themselves often run by affiliate managers and network program managers. OPM companies perform affiliate program management for the merchants as a service, similar to the role an advertising agencies serves in offline marketing.
Keith Holloway is a founding partner of Envoke, an engagement campaign software company that operates a consulting division completely focused on search marketing. Wild Apricot is a (happy!) client of Envoke. He can be followed on Twitter @TorontoSEO.
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While you’re on the quest to find and attract new customers and leads, don’t forget about the ones you already have. Share your video content and channel with relevant email lists. Encourage your contacts to check out a blog post you’ve embedded a video in to increase both the video and website traffic or direct them to a relevant playlist you’ve curated. Sending an email newsletter with valuable information and content is a great way to keep your contacts engaged.
A 29 year old high school dropout (slash academic failure) who sold his soul to make money from the Internet. This blog follows the successes, fuck-ups and ball gags of my career in affiliate marketing.
Start by adding a channel icon and channel art. These will be the first things users see when visiting your YouTube account so be sure to use images that are easily recognizable and consistent with your overall branding.
There’s always room to be better. MailChimp reports show you how well you’re connecting with your audience and how much money you’re bringing in. We’ll give you customized tips for improvement, and you can check in from anywhere with our mobile dashboard.
You should also pay special attention to long tail keywords, or keywords with three or more individual words. They are much more detailed, and therefore typically have lower traffic levels, lower competition, and lower CPC.
Email marketing software enables your company to recruit, resell and upsell to, and communicate with a large selection of customers in an automated fashion. Email software will likely be the primary means by which you deliver engaging content, deals, personalized messages, and more to your (hopefully) expanding list of customers.
If your video involves complex movement and editing, you need to storyboard to organize your thoughts. Yes, it takes more time, but it’s a lot less complicated than getting to your set and trying to figure everything out on the spot. One of the major signs of a rookie video maker is someone who is not able to visually communicate the story. Be sure to have an idea of how your story will flow before you start filming, otherwise you risk losing your audience.
The average daily budget is the amount you are willing to spend per day over a calendar month. For example, if you set your average daily budget to $100, you may receive up to $3,100 worth of clicks in that calendar month (assuming a full 31-day month). Ad spend on any given day may exceed your average daily budget but, at the end of the month, the average daily spend will not exceed your average daily budget.
If you think the business of selling products or services is hard, you should try your hand at online fundraising. Fundraising is difficult for a number of reasons. From money being tight to a bout of compassion fatigue or a general lack of interest (fundraising is a competitive business – MORE…
Search engine marketing for industrial and B2B companies is all about getting in front of customers at the very moment they are searching for your products on Google and the other engines. But how do you take full advantage of search engine marketing and outshine your competition? The following seven steps will put you on the right path to B2B search engine marketing success.
If you’re an e-commerce merchant, SendGrid may be the perfect platform for you – they have their roots in transactional email delivery services, though over time they’ve transitioned to offer a full complement of email marketing tools.
I have a scuba operation and have thousands of e-mail addresses from people that have used my service before. Is it alright to add them all to my new e-mail marketing newsletter? do they just unsubscribe if they don’t want it? What’s the right thing to do here?
If anything, the extent of the process might prove that it definitely isn’t a scam, because a scam would disguise itself as a quick fix. Affiliate marketing is a real way of building your own business online, and a little hard work and time can lead to a solid online income.
“I just want to take a moment and speak to the value of this group. I’m not paid by Jim Cockrum to say this. I have just purchased the PAC although I have been a member of this group for about a year now (although I’m just now really engaging in the group and paying attention). The help and attitude of care and service in THIS group is HANDS DOWN BY FAR the best group (of any kind- not just Facebook) that I have ever been a part of. I have been watching some of the CES videos included with the PAC and just the character of leadership and integrity among the staff and community make me feel like I’m in a mastermind group worth thousands of dollars. My blessings and hats off to Jim for being a great example of a God loving man of character and a heart of service!”
“Last spring I signed up for the jimcockrumcoaching.com coaching program and N.B. worked with me. He was able to help me realize a profit in my online marketing business. Last year I made gross $35,000 selling ***. I just listened to the interview with Brett recorded in early 2013 and I was impressed it has inspired me to take my business to the next level. Earlier last year 2012 I bought about 500 ***** for $250 and I have sold a number of them having cleared probably more than $2,500 and still have about 25% that still need to be processed with 25% of them still available on Amazon. I have one book that is worth $1,000 though it has yet to sell.The Mentoring program has proven to be the best investment that I have made to date. I have found success with eBay and Amazon….” — J Rask
Search Engine Optimization: With this type of marketing strategy, companies employ several techniques to associate their websites with specific keywords. There are on-page and off-page search engine optimization methods.
However, like all things, email marketing is changing. Simply blasting out an impersonal message to thousands of contacts with little or no context is no longer going to cut it the way it might have in the early 2000s. If you aren’t personalizing your email campaigns, they’re very likely going to fall flat, and you’re going to miss all those potential sales that would be attainable if only you invested in the right tools.
Let no one tell you that email marketing is dead. An email list is crucial for every affiliate marketer. You can start building up your email list with a lead magnet (like the information products mentioned previously) or even just by encouraging your audience to sign up for your updates. You can then push your content to this audience via email and also direct them to your affiliate offers. Don’t be sleazy about the sales, but if you build up enough trust with your email audience; when the time comes, they will not mind purchasing a product from you.
MailChimp is the world’s largest marketing automation platform. It’s like a second brain that helps millions of customers—from small e-commerce shops to big online retailers—find their audience, engage their customers, and build their brand.
Elastic Email – Elastic Email provides a comprehensive set of tools for handling any size of email campaign. With Elastic Email, businesses can create and edit emails using predesigned templates, drag-and-drop editors and raw HTML editors. Features of the service include email client and spam testing, A/X split testing, contact management tools, segmentation, triggered emails, detailed activity reports, private IP addresses, and custom branding. elasticemail.com
A. No. You are confusing two different Amazon programs. It’s true, there is a dispute between Amazon and some U.S. states regarding tax issues with Amazon’s affiliate marketing program, but the PAC IS NOT about affiliate marketing. The PAC course you are about to purchase is entirely unaffected by the tax dispute issues in some U.S. states. The PAC is a global opportunity – no matter what U.S. state you live in (or where you live in the world) you can do this. This IS NOT a course about affiliate marketing.
“Jim- I can not really put into words what you, your course and this community at whole has done for me other then life changing. I am so excited what the future holds. Being that I am an international seller this business is truly turn key for me. I still get to work a career that I love and I have this as an amazing retirement vehicle. As I dive more and more into this community and the concept of online business I truly feel the possibilities are endless.”