“I set up my FBA business about two years ago and I feel very fortunate that I found Jim’s Proven Amazon Course at that time. It helped me get going, I learned a lot and I am still learning from it. His forum community is very useful. Starting my FBA business if easily the best thing I have done online and I still make use of the extensive material in PAC to build the business.” — D Waters (posted on an internet business forum)
If you’re looking for a smooth user experience geared towards first-time users, Constant Contact may be a good fit for you. It comes preloaded with built-in templates for email blasts, and easily imports contacts from major email providers like Gmail and Outlook. The platform also creates signup forms and integrates easily with Google Analytics. A mobile app is available for on-the-go work.
For landing page content, you’ll want to consider the aforementioned mapping exercise, but also consider going further and directly compare your brand/products with a competitor’s. The comparative queries (“product vs. product,” “product or product”) are a great opportunity here — direct users to your website to see the comparative messaging you want them to, as opposed to a review website. Simplisafe is a great example of this type of landing page strategy:
In some contexts, the term SEM is used exclusively to mean pay per click advertising, particularly in the commercial advertising and marketing communities which have a vested interest in this narrow definition. Such usage excludes the wider search marketing community that is engaged in other forms of SEM such as search engine optimization and search retargeting.
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FreshMail – FreshMail offers email marketing software with a variety of features, including an intuitive template editor, mobile-optimized templates, social sharing tools, automation, contact management tools, an inbox inspector, a spam checker, A/B testing, Google Analytics, and integrations with CRM systems, e-commerce platforms and a variety of other programs. freshmail.com
MailChimp also comes with easy email creator, merge tags, autoresponders, segmenting contacts into groups, and simple tracking and analytics. It also allows you to set up delivery times based on user’s timezones and setup segmenting based on geolocation.
“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.
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.
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.
If you’re trying to post an Amazon link on FB and you want to use your affiliate link, don’t paste the link. Instead, go to the page on Amazon of the product you want to share. Look in the gray Amazon Associates bar at the top of your screen for the “Share” link. You’ll be able to pull down a menu and opt to share on Twitter or on Facebook. Makes it really simple.
SID (shopper ID) enables publisher to track where their referred actions originated so they can target and/or reward their unique shoppers. When the visitor makes a purchase or completes a lead form, that transaction is tracked and recorded by Commission Junction.
The best thing about ActiveCampaign is the ability to create marketing automation sequences affordably and with ease. For those unfamiliar, marketing automation is the ability to create pre-built sequences of emails that are sent out to people on your list when certain conditions are met. See a quick example of an automation sequence I’ve built in ActiveCampaign below.
Music, and entertainment-focused channels were among those with the highest view counts on YouTube in February 2018. We take a look at the most-watched YouTube channels last month, and confirm which publishers generated the most views for their video content….
If your video is going to include graphics, title slides, or other multimedia elements, you should plan out the placement and content for those pieces in advance. These elements can be incorporated into your storyboards so the video’s content flows seamlessly.
At the end of the billing cycle you will be charged for the full amount spent, which includes all the clicks your ads generated within the daily budget limits. Differences beyond the daily budget will not be charged.
Do you know whether your current email service allows you to export subscribers? If so you should be fine. All of the email marketing tools reviewed in this post allow you to import subscribers from a CSV file, so providing you can get all of your existing subscribers into a spreadsheet you’ll be absolutely fine.
Tell them what’s in it for them – Immediately after your brief intro, you need to explain 2 things: WHY they should watch AND how long the video is going to run (most people don’t like open-ended commitments).
“Jim, You are the biggest reason I’m successful in online business. You’re interview on… changed my life forever. I started by selling stuff in my house on Amazon and since then grown rapidly using arbitrage.
I’m currently looking for an email marketing service for a mailing list of about 80,000 subscribers. I run an information product business in the fitness industry with a large number of customers buying our ebooks and online courses every day. I’m particularly interested in GetResponse, although I’d be keen to hear your thoughts on the flexibility of their service for creating autoresponders, and integrating with a checkout service (we use WooCommerce).
Proto Labs’ page has some decent rankings, but too many keywords fall short and aren’t on the first page of Google’s search results. It would likely need to rank higher for many of the keywords to generate more interest in the company’s 3D printing services.
GetResponse have fantastic autoresponders and a good automation tool that allows you to automatically remove/move contacts between lists when certain conditions are met (e.g. removing a contact from a list called ‘leads’ when a lead makes a purchase). Beyond this though, their automation rules are quite limited.
Youtube has massive traffic and viewers, with over 1,325,000,000 people using Youtube. There are currently 300 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute of every day – 5 hours of video content every second! Which only validates the fact that video marketing is a growing trend – the numbers say it all.
The AID (ad ID) is a number which identifies a specific link and enables CJ to track creative performance as well as credit the publisher when they earn a commissionable transaction. Because each link has a unique AID, it also allows CJ to identify the appropriate advertiser.
Now that we’ve talked about why determining a goal is so important, we can discuss how to effectively measure success. At first glance, YouTube analytics can be pretty overwhelming. On the flip side, it’s frustrating when you post a video and don’t receive as many views or as much engagement as you were expecting. YouTube analytics shows you how viewers found your content, how long they watched it, and how much they engaged with it. Let’s start by going over what exactly you can measure and how to find it.
Jump up ^ Jansen, B. J. (May 2007). “The Comparative Effectiveness of Sponsored and Nonsponsored Links for Web E-commerce Queries” (PDF). ACM Transactions on the Web,. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-12-30. Retrieved 2007-06-09.
If the above locations do not yield information pertaining to affiliates, it may be the case that there exists a non-public affiliate program. Utilizing one of the common website correlation methods may provide clues about the affiliate network. The most definitive method for finding this information is to contact the website owner directly if a contact method can be located.
When promoting affiliate offers, just make sure you are fully aware of all the terms and conditions attached to your affiliate program. Some programs can be strict about how they allow you to promote their products. For example, some may limit you to banner ads and links only, while others will allow you to use paid advertising, but won’t allow email marketing.
Of course – I did a similar thing when I was building the newsletter for TheMusiciansGuide.co.uk. It’s relatively easy to export and import between the various email marketing services, so you should be fine.
Ask around. In my experience, if you establish a good relationship with other bloggers (and especially if you are giving more than you are taking in that relationship), over time, most are more than willing to share tips and hints about what has and has not worked for them.
“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)”
I do not use my own links unless I have express permission to do so (in writing). This is very important for many networks such as AdSense which will kick you out of the program if you click on the ads on your own site. One of my affiliates indeed did let me use my affiliate link to purchase a second of their products, but only one time. But I was so nervous, I emailed them and asked explicitly if I was reading that right. “So, can I click on my own affiliate link on my own blog and purchase this?” The response was, “Yes, you can use your own link.” And I wrote back again, “So, I will in no way be penalized if I click on my own affiliate link?” (I think I drove them crazy (Hi, can you say anal? 🙂 ) but they assured me it was fine…and it was. All that to say, be very, very careful! I know the fine print is tedious, but being familiar with the TOS (Terms of Service) is really to your benefit.
MailUp – MailUp gives businesses the tools to send newsletters, promotional emails and transactional emails from one platform. The MailUp email and SMS delivery platform combines email marketing tools with SMTP relay for transactional emails and plug-ins for e-commerce, CRM and CMS systems. The service’s pay-per-speed pricing is designed for midsized companies looking to scale their email marketing efforts. mailup.com
It sounds like you’re after plain-text email campaigns, which all of the services reviewed above offer as standard. Instead of creating a HTML campaign, you should be able to select plain-text from a drop down menu and go from there. That should disable all of the logos, and formatting that give emails the ‘newsletter template’ look.
A channel icon is similar to a Facebook profile picture. This image will be used across all of your Google properties like Gmail and Google+. Consider using a company logo or, if you are a public figure, a professional headshot.
Not only is your audience on YouTube, but as the internet’s second largest search engine, it can help improve your SEO and overall brand presence. YouTube allows marketers to present content in a unique way that is easy for viewers to consume and share.
Jump up ^ April 20, 2007, AdWare Class Action Lawsuit against – ValueClick, Commission Junction and beFree, Law Firms of Nassiri & Jung LLP and Hagens Berman, retrieved from CJClassAction.com on June 26, 2007
Ignore the “butterflies” that are sure to fly by on a constant basis. They will just distract you from your project/campaign at hand. One completed and profitable campaign is worth so much more than 50 almost half-finished campaigns or projects.
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
Passive income must be one of most over used and abused words in the modern day digital dictionary, but the fact of the matter remains that it does work and do wonders to the people who carefully invest their time and build a business around growing their income passively. In another one of our articles, we talked about the 9 Best Affiliate Marketing Courses to help you generate a regular income and today our focus is on Best Amazon Affiliate Marketing Courses for 2018 to help you build affiliate sites and e commerce stores that will help you sell and earn.
Building an audience for your site will, in some ways, follow naturally once you start producing excellent content. An interested audience will not only bring you consistent traffic, but also result in consistent sales for you.
“Let me start by saying I sincerely wish I had known about this amazing program when I started researching work at home options a few years ago. The Proven Amazon Course and the Jim Cockrum Coaching program are nothing short of outstanding! There is absolutely no limit to how far you can grow this business if you are willing to put forth the effort and take massive action on what you learn. The business model is simply brilliant! It’s not a difficult business to learn and operate and it actually becomes quite addictive when you really get it going! My advice for anyone looking to start a business from home is to purchase the Proven Amazon Course TODAY and get involved with the wonderful people over at Jim Cockrum Coaching! Do what they say, work consistently, and you will succeed with this wonderful program! Happy Sourcing!”
Good overview of platforms but I’m sick of these reviews that simply praise each platform, don’t rate them, don’t say what they are lacking or how they compare. Obviously it’s not to critique the platforms as they provide you with affiliate income, but sometimes I think you would do better with a more critical approach. Anyhow, my thoughts.
This concept is known as search intent, or the likelihood that a prospect will complete a purchase or other desired action after searching for a given term. Some keywords are considered to have high commercial intent, or a strong indication that the searcher wants to buy something. Examples of high commercial intent keywords include: