If your expectations are such that you are delighted with an extra $100/day, then fuck anybody who tells you to throw down $10,000 on a costly media buy. POF is a brilliant low-level traffic source (with a few Intermediate exceptions who rely on economies of scope) and you need never risk your coat.
Intermediate Affiliates: Focuses on high volume traffic sources with smaller margins than the Beginner, but more volume. Obscenely clustered around the dating niche (and more recently adult dating). High competition on large traffic sources reduces the size of the pie for all. Smart movers in this category target mobile marketing and pop traffic.
For ad copy, dig into the competitive queries you’re targeting and map the modifiers to attributes of your own brand and products. If you stack up favorably with ratings and reviews, this is an easy ad extension to implement for applicable keywords. If your products offer the same or better features (e.g., AWD, waterproof, lifetime warranty and so on), be sure to make these clear in your ad copy.
But the search engines quickly discovered that keywords could be easily manipulated. A page that had nothing to do with a keyword could be ranked in top three, just by optimizing the page. Today, this means that sites who rely solely on keywords are often ignored by the search engines.
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Unfortunately, there were also those website owners who were stuck in the middle. Companies and individuals without a dedicated marketing team to test and tweak their strategies also saw their rankings dive. Most of the websites in this category were run by business owners focused on day-to-day operations.
“iContact Pro has allowed us to create an existence in this awesome age of technology, social media and online marketing! We are now able to create workflows and manage our client and prospect emails with a best practice approach.”
Getting started shouldn’t be daunting. Generally, you’ll know right away whether you like a user interface (UI) or not, and most of the contenders I reviewed offer free trials so you can poke around before dropping any cash. Luckily, most of these services have modern-looking graphics and uncluttered layouts. These are not the complex business software interfaces of yore. Be careful though, as some free trials require a credit card, which means you need to be sure to cancel your trial before you’re billed if you’re not happy with the service.
YouTube will only show the first two to three lines (about 100 characters) of your video’s description, then viewers will need to click “show more” to see the rest. For that reason, be sure to include any important links or CTAs in the beginning of your description, and write the copy so it drives views and engagement. Below this, you can include the video transcript. Video transcripts can greatly improve your SEO because your video is usually full of keywords. You can also add a default channel description that includes links to your social channels, video credits, and video specific time stamps. You can also include #hashtags in your video titles and descriptions — just be sure to use them sparingly.
You can also add a custom watermark to all of your videos. To do so, navigate to the branding section of the Creator Studio. The watermark serves as a custom subscribe button that viewers can click anytime when watching your videos.
“..PAC Course is amazing, I have been online trying to make money on the internet for the past 15 years now… I have paid a miniscule amount of money for Jims course, and have made sales with ‘Amazon FBA’ everyday for the last 3 days, I have always believed that you can make money on the Internet, and knew that there is no magic pill, and no free lunch as they say, and the amazing thing here is, I recently decided that I will get rid of eBay and focus on Amazon FBA, but I can not do that now, because yesterday and today, I’m also making some sales with ebay…(Its all about the mindset, guaranteed!!) Not telling you this to brag, but it just goes to show, that if you implement what you are being taught here, the proof is in the pudding. Love It! Thank You Jim Cockrum, you’re a star…Very Happy” — Nigel1962 (on the MST forums)
If you’re looking to get into video marketing, there’s no better channel than YouTube. They’re the second most visited website on the entire internet, with over a billion users, have virtually no competitors, and consumers are increasingly spending more time watching more online videos.
It’s recommended to find ways to present information to your audience through entertaining videos. Trying to rank these videos on the results pages can also drive a significant amount of traffic to your website.
You should be able to advertise products that you sell directly to Amazon as a vendor. If there are products that you sell directly to Amazon, but you are not able to find them in the product picker, please Contact Us. In order to expedite your request, we ask that you provide your vendor code(s) and a list of your products that do not appear in the product picker.
Organic search remains an important source of traffic for any website, so it’s important that you optimize your website for search engines as well. When creating your content, you must always do so keeping the reader in mind first, but don’t forget to follow a few basic SEO principles as well.
They also have a Zapier integration, which means that you can connect ActiveCampaign to ~1,000+ other services, including Salesforce, LeadFormly, QuoteRoller, Xero, Calendly, Acuity Scheduling, Evernote, GotoWebinar and much more.
As a small business like us, you’re probably looking for an email marketing tool that allows you to build a list of potential leads/customers and engage them, without breaking the bank or being overly complicated.
Unlike other information sellers who write books, but never do anything –we actually sell on Amazon every day. The Complete Amazon System is nothing more than us showing you what works and how to do it.
There are many affiliate networks. Many are easy to join. Some require you to apply. Some are by invitation only. Different affiliate networks provide different products so you’ll want to hunt around to find the one(s) that are the best fit for you.
“I just wanted to send you short email to say thanks for all of the great information all of you provide. I am an Automotive Parts Manufacturer and our business has been on a decline for several years due to several of my customers being acquired by larger companies. We have had to make many financial sacrifices over the last several years to help keep our business open so I knew I needed to create additional income streams to make sure my family was taken care of. I have two teenage kids and with college only four years a way for my oldest I could not rely on my traditional business. Last year I started considering selling on Amazon. I spent a lot of time looking for a course that was affordable that could provide us with the direction we needed. I decided on the Proven Amazon Course and it has been a great decision. The course obviously has great content but perhaps just as important was the fact that it introduced me and gave me access to some really good people such as Jim Cockrum, Chris Green, Brett Bartlett, Duane Malek, Barrington McIntosh and the MM8 Group. A little over a year ago I was on vacation with my son when we received the first email that our product had sold. It was a great feeling to be earning money while on vacation and knew for sure we had made a good decision. I have several other offline businesses which demand much of my time so my biggest struggle with this business was having time to go source product. My wife Luisa has done a great job of preparing our shipments and I couldn’t do this business without her help but to grow we needed more product. With the help of your team and resources we went from selling $5k per month to over 20k per month in a very short time. One of my goals was to hit $100k in sales by the end of 2014. I am happy to report that we just hit our goal on October 22. We never would have had this amount of success in our first year without all of the great information provided by so many good people. One of my goals for the future is to add private label product to our business so I am looking forward to the “Proven Private Label” course. I can’t wait to see what the next year brings. Due to my other commitments I am not very active on the face book groups and I rarely post anything so I just wanted to send you all this email to say thanks for the great information and support you provide. I could not have gotten this far without all of you. If there is ever anything I can do for any of you please don’t hesitate to let me know.” Regards, — Rodney Cole, Florida
“I spent the day today helping my Aunt set up an FBA business at her house. I have been on the crash course with her the last few days giving her rank suggestions and some ideas on what types of products to buy. She signed up for PAC also and I expect that she will be joining the forums soon. We just put her first two shipments together…It’s been very fun and quite fulfilling being able to teach someone else how to make another income stream. I wanted to pass this on to the forum because if it wasn’t for the PAC I would have not known about FBA two and a half short months ago and I wouldn’t be able to share this great opportunity with those that are close to me. So, “Thank You” to all of the support people and also everyone that has been using the forum to ask and answer questions as they arise. This has been a fun trip so far! Best,” — R. Anderson
…We started less than 2 years ago and we now have a team of 12 people working on this business full time. We started with £60 ($100) in January 2014 and have grown to over £1 million in sales per year. I know sales mean nothing (without margin) but I am proud of what my team have achieved and I believe it’s all done to you and your mission so THANK YOU.”
Constant Contact’s selling point used to be that they were the most cost effective solution. Many of our clients used them because they were free (in return for including a Constant Contact logo at the bottom of every email).
The vision of my blog does not necessitate my making money from it, but I’m not closed off to the idea. But I’m having trouble envisioning how I would use affiliate marketing, except maybe to recommend certain books I read. My site is more of a devotional/Christian living-type blog. Do you have any other suggestions of ways I can use affiliate marketing? I might add a “LOVE THESE SITES” type page of things I really love. Maybe that’s overkill?
The most popular PPC program is Google Adsense which is a cinch to set up and use. You simply sign up, walk through the setup process and paste the provided snippet of code onto your site. That’s pretty much all that’s required from you. Google will then “read” your site, match the keywords it finds in your posts with advertisers that want to target those keywords and then ads will automatically pop up on your site accordingly.
Mark, WordPress isn’t just for blogging. You can build a static site using WordPress and have your blog integrated so users just need to click on a tab to see your latest posts. That works better than setting up a redirect or sending them to another site or having to cobble something together yourself. There are tons of additional plug-ins for WordPress to enhance its features and capabilities.
When it comes to online video views, gaming is one of the most popular topics ever. Such is the popularity of user-generated content, all of the top 10 gaming franchises earn the majority of their views via Influencers, not via official branded videos. …
Amazon’s business strategy, revenue model and culture of metrics: a history I’ve used Amazon as a case study in my books for nearly 20 years now since I think all types of businesses can learn from their digital business strategy. From startups …..
“September 2014 I was in your shoes. Never sold on Amazon before and I received push back from my wife and friends. The PAC course was my launching pad and truly changed my life! Fast forward almost two years and I have learned to build a real business, I have met several wonderful and selfless people that will be life long friends. I have scaled my business to where the 9-5 is about to be a distant memory. Most people want it now and there’s no magic pill for success. You have to put in the time and go in knowing you will make mistakes, but have the mindset to learn and grow from the mistakes. Good luck and take action!” – Thomas C.
The free account also has a low send limit and contact limit. It’s great if you just want to send a few newsletters to a few hundred contacts though. Just bear in mind that Mailchimp can become (relatively) expensive when you need to upgrade. Mailchimp also offer two payment types – pay as you go or a monthly subscription. While expensive, the pay as you go plan is good if you’re sending emails sporadically.
Affiliate marketing is also called “performance marketing”, in reference to how sales employees are typically being compensated. Such employees are typically paid a commission for each sale they close, and sometimes are paid performance incentives for exceeding objectives. Affiliates are not employed by the advertiser whose products or services they promote, but the compensation models applied to affiliate marketing are very similar to the ones used for people in the advertisers’ internal sales department.
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Unlike other social networking platforms, YouTube exclusively hosts video content. If you’re only creating a YouTube channel to upload one video and have no intention of maintaining the platform, you might want to reconsider. You’ll need to set aside plenty of time to plan, film, edit, market, and analyze content on a consistent basis. You’ll need to define your brand’s goals and plan for how video specifically can help you achieve these. However, if you devote an appropriate amount of time and energy into the platform, you’ll be able to create engaging, shareable content for your growing audience.
The final component that completes the affiliate relationship triangle is the consumer. The consumer is the one who actually sees the ad and then makes an action (either by clicking a link or by submitting their information via a form) that takes them from the publisher’s website to the advertiser’s to complete the action, which we call a conversion.
We’re here to help show you how to learn affiliate marketing. I recommend working your way through our free lessons first: https://www.affilorama.com/lessons These will teach you the basics of site building, creating content, and perfecting your sales and marketing strategies.
If you aren’t yet using search engine marketing to improve your visibility, you could be missing out on traffic and revenue. And considering how much the digital marketing industry has grown over the past few years, there’s a strong chance that your competitors are already using strategies to rank for keywords related to your industry.
If that’s all you’re aiming for, then you shouldn’t have any problems. As long as you choose a market with enough consumer interest. The poll represents mostly CPA arbitrage affiliates. To earn the big money, paid traffic is your best friend. But yes, $1000/day is a pretty standard target for CPA affs. You have to set your targets high because the business is so volatile.
If you consistently exceed the credit level of $50, we will increase your credit level from $50 to $150. We may further increase your credit level to $200, $350 or $500 based on your account activity and daily budget. We reserve the right to modify your credit level at any time at our sole discretion without notice.
“Jim, thank you so much for having Brett on and the interview. It is because of that I went ahead and purchased the PAC Course. I have been selling on Amazon casually for years but decided to take Bretts advice and try out FBA. I lost my job and we are on the verge of loosing our home but I feel there is such great potential with FBA and it has given me hope and that alone is something that has helped. I feel God led me to Brett and your course and my goal is to be able to get caught up on payments and to create an income for my family of 4 children with one due in Feb making 5 children and to help my wife. I was in tears as I listen to you and Brett and how you have helped people grow an income and bring fathers home. I am a wreck and you are the first I have shared this too but I feel that hope is here and I want to thank you and Brett for all your help. More than you can realize. We had a great December for our first 30 days with almost $4k in gross sales. I am sorry to jump all over the place but I felt I needed to reach out and share and say thank you. I do not know what lies ahead but have hope. :0).”
Over 40 Million people visit Amazon every day. Amazon will not release their figures, but internal conversations with Amazon employees indicate there are just over 600,000 sellers registered on Amazon US. I have no idea how many sellers are on Amazon’s overseas sites, but I suspect it is substantial.
“Sent in my first two shipments Friday morning and by 5pm I had sold 2 items. My 2nd box of new items went live on Saturday morning and on Sunday evening I made a sale. I was overjoyed with this because I had actually sold something that I had sourced which gave me confidence in the PAC business model. I am really hyped up about PAC now – in fact this morning I unsubscribed from loads of other Internet Marketing lists so that I can focus on this one business plan. Massive thanks to Jim, the team and everyone else here – I am loving this place and have a great feeling about the future.” — robbiec, on PAC discussion forum
Euro 2016 is the second most popular football tournament in the world after the World Cup, and fans of the game are turning to YouTube in their millions to catch the latest football-related content. A new report from Tubular confirms that UK football videos alone generated 6.2B views and 194M engagements in 2015, while German and French football-related videos generated a combined 2.5B views, and 71M engagements….
Finally, conquesting can be a costly exercise, especially considering the CPCs of different competitors’ brand names and products. If the cost is too prohibitive for your brand, consider targeting a competitor’s brand and product keywords through RLSA. The reach will be limited, of course, but at least you’ll continue to be top-of-mind for consumers during their consideration process.
Learn SEO yourself or hire a good SEO marketer to help you maximize on-page and off-page SEO opportunities for your site. If your site starts to appear in search results for terms relevant to your niche, it will be a huge boost towards building your audience (and your sales)!
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?
The fee structure is both a filter against superfluous submissions and a revenue generator. Typically, the fee covers an annual subscription for one webpage, which will automatically be catalogued on a regular basis. However, some companies are experimenting with non-subscription based fee structures where purchased listings are displayed permanently. A per-click fee may also apply. Each search engine is different. Some sites allow only paid inclusion, although these have had little success. More frequently, many search engines, like Yahoo!, mix paid inclusion (per-page and per-click fee) with results from web crawling. Others, like Google (and as of 2006, Ask.com), do not let webmasters pay to be in their search engine listing (advertisements are shown separately and labeled as such).
For paid search, new keywords and position changes can signal a potential shift in a competitor’s strategy, new products or a new testing approach. You’ll know the keywords that stand out and whether any should be added to your targeting; for keywords that are questionable, let your competitors test before jumping in. The aforementioned Ad History report is a great way to manage this.
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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.
Your video thumbnail will be the main image viewers see when scrolling through a list of video results, and it can have a large impact of the amount of clicks to and views your video receives. YouTube will auto-generate a few thumbnail options for your video, but we highly recommend uploading a custom thumbnail. YouTube reports that “90% of the best performing videos on YouTube have custom thumbnails.” When filming, think of high-quality shots that accurately represent your video. YouTube recommends using a 1280 x 720 px image to ensure that your thumbnail looks great on all screen sizes.
Free Bonus #9: Packaging and Shipping Inventory to Amazon – The quick reference guide takes you through the process step by step. Delivering imports to Amazon, packaging sharp units, packaging fragile units . . . this guide has all that and more.