Category Archives: Affiliate Marketing

How To Get the Most Cash Back

What Is Cash Back?

‘Cash Back’ is the practice of using a small refund off the price as an incentive to get you to use their credit card or portal to make your purchase. Some cards will give you

  1. 1% when you make your purchase
  2. 1% when you pay
  3. 1% when you make the purchase and another 1% when you pay
  4. more than 1% cash back

Which Credit Card Gives The Most Cash Back

The issue of which card rewards you with the most cash back is a moving target, really. What is true this week will not be true next week. Some cards even change the rules of the game every year. Most will not change all their cards in an effort to maximize their profits so I am not going to address this particular issue.

Rather than that I am going to suggest a way to maximize whatever savings you are currently getting with your current card.  The question, “Where can I get the most cash back?” is answerable in my opinion. We will address it here.

Most Cash Back At Walmart

That’s easy. Get the best cash back card you can find (or qualify for) and then go through the best cash back portal site you can find.

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That is where Dubli comes in. Yes, if you shop at Wal-Mart though Dubli you wil receive as much as 7% cashback. That is on top of whatever rewards your card is giving you.

Double Digit Cash Back

In January I bought my mom flowers for her birthday. The rewards amounted to 17.7% cash back. Double digit cash back rewards can make the difference in whether your retirement savings do the job.

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Double digit savings can:

  1. Pay your power bill.
  2. Cover the cost of your auto insurance.
  3. Be used to buy silver eagles and throw them in a drawer for the future.

Remember, all these savings we are talking about in are in addition to the savings your card provides you now. For instance, if I had a card that was paying me 1% when I purchased and 1% when I paid my bill, I would be receiving 19.7% cash back when I bought flowers for my mom.

1%+1%+17.7% = 19.7%

Dubli Cash Back

Dubli has over 6,000 stores. Compare this to eBates’ 1,700 stores. I have looked at a number of programs and Dubli is the top cash back program as far as I am concerned.

If you like sharing your good fortune and would like your friends to benefit, too, you can click here.

For those who would like to join the growing ranks of work at home moms or work at home dads; if you are interested in building an income by promoting the benefits of cash back, go here and watch this short, interesting video right now.

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You’re likely missing one of these CRITICAL elements to making LIFE-CHANGING income online. Which one are you missing? 

 

Buying Books At A Discount

Buying Books At A Discount

From time to time in my blogs I will reference books which I feel will be beneficial to you in your pursuit of whatever it is you pursue. Used to be I would set up my own affiliate link and, since I was promoting the books if you bought through me I would get an override.

While that is all well and good, I am now giving you another link through which you can save money on not just books, but everything. I sent my mom flowers for her birthday and got 19%+ cash back.

19%, I just think that is awesome.

Anyways, this link is a result of me posting to another of my blogs. Go here and check this out.  It is free.

Click here to save money on books and your other online purchases!

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TimSingleton

 

 

 

 

Tim Singleton
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Affiliate Marketing Business

How to Start Affiliate Marketing

Tim and MJ

The number of companies with whom you can begin and affiliate business is a pretty large number. I am personally involved with a number of them and they are all profitable if you promote them correctly. They range from the household names like Amazon and Walmart all the way down to your local flower shop who might offer a rebate or discount on future purchases for referring folks to them.

You need to structure your business such that you can profit from them all over time.

Amazon Affiliate Marketing

To go ahead and address it up front, Amazon affiliate marketing is one of the oldest out there. They have had their growing pains over the years such as when certain states wanted to impose sales taxes on purchases made from their states.

I don’t know the status of that conflict even at this late date mainly because Amazon only pays a 4% affiliate commission on sales. Still, if you like that kind of thing you can reach Amazon’s affiliate link by simply going to Amazon.com and looking for the affiliate link. It is quite prominent and a number of folks do make a good living, especially with some recent changes and aggressive marketing.

I continue to be a member of Amazon’s affiliates simply because I read, a lot, and every little bit helps. Besides, as you will see later on in this piece, once you create a piece of content and promote it, it is a 24/7 365 days a year source of income.

How Does Affiliate Marketing Work?

It is fairly simply in concept, although the successful execution does have some amount of artistry to it:

    • Decide what  and what kind of affiliate programs you want to join.
    • Decide how you are going to promote that program.
    • Create content that is relevant to that method or channel.
    • Drive traffic to that content, which is to say promote that content.

Decide What Affiliate Programs You Want To Join

In order to decide what Internet affiliate marketing program you want to join, you have to know what your goals are. Making money is so nebulous that I am afraid it will not motivate you to get up and walk away from the TV after you get home from a long day at work.

You need specific goals to motivate you.

For instance, if you just want to make a couple of extra bucks now and again, you really don’t have to spend a lot of prep time. If you want a serious going concern that will cover your car payment this month, your car payment and utilities next month, and these plus your rent or mortgage in 3 to 6 months, you are going to need to invest a little more thinking and planning.

I want to strongly encourage you to consider regularly promoting subscription affiliate products, too. Why?

Subscription affiliate products pay you every month. In addition to getting paid for what you produced this month, you will get paid… again… for what you produced last month.

I hope this is starting to set some bells off in your head because if you get with and promote the correct, high quality subscription affiliate product or service you can be looking at a lifestyle change. This is not a guarantee, of course, but a hope that can have the odds of its successful achievement greatly enhanced by hard work.

Decide How You Are Going to Promote

There are a ton of ways to market your affiliate link. They include:

      1. Blogging about the services and products on your blog
      2. Talking about it on other blogs or including it in your signature when you post on other blogs
      3. Creating unique articles for posting on the article directories
      4. Making videos about what you are promoting

…and this is just the tip of the iceberg on ways to promote your content.

Create Content Relevant to the Channel

Blog posts, especially those you post on your own blog, have a lot more leeway in the content you create and post. For instance, what you post on your own blog is really only subject to approval by you while that which you post on Ezine@articles has an entirely different set of rules. Don’t get frustrated when they refuse what you wanted to post, just go edit it and follow their rules and you will get posted.

Likewise, you don’t create a blog post and post it to YouTube. You create a video of yourself discussing or instructing on the benefits of visiting your link. (Although that line is getting blurred by software that will create a video from your blog text and read it to your viewers like the lead in to the original Star Wars movies.)

Drive Traffic to that Content

Remember, the goal of articles and videos is to get people to view your original content on the products and services which you are promoting. Many, if not most, article services do not allow you to post links directly to your affiliate link. Some will let you slip by, but it is just frustrating your efforts when you have to edit an article so that it gets posted. Even in the affiliate marketing business time is money.

For an exceptionally effective primer on starting an affiliate marketing business and reaching profitability within 30 days, go here and watch this free instructional video.

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TimSingleton

 

 

 

 

Tim Singleton
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Being in business for yourself gives you more opportunities to enjoy life.
Being in business for yourself gives you more opportunities to enjoy life.

Like a lot of you, I did the dance of trying company after company in the home business arena with little success. Amway, Quixtar, Melaleuca, some company selling silver solution and so on.

What did they all have in common?

They had the following in common:

  1. Excellent, top quality products.
  2. Sell your family and friends and their family and friends and hope you survive long enough to make it to the 0.5% of those who actually make a living from home seemed to be the industry sales plan.
  3. A 0.5% success rate amongst their distributors and no plan for making it better.
  4. They provided lots of RAH! RAH! sessions and very little ‘Do This, Not That’ instruction.
  5. Note: I do not consider ‘worry the p!$$ out of your family and friends’ to be worthy of being called instruction.

A fellow who I was fortunate enough to have a conversation with told me that the majority of these companies work within the following constraints:

  • They know only 0.5% +/- will make it to six figure incomes
  • 98.5% will fall by the wayside and quit the business in short order
  • 16.5% will remain as customers of the company’s products for a fairly long time, many permanently.

His comments would wake me two years later in the cold early morning hours.

People (I was one) would scratch their heads and wonder why the company kept growing if none of the salespeople remained active for very long. Later on, I realized that the company does not need salespeople to remain profitable; it needs customers.

If you are generating 16 long term customers for every 100 failed distributors, your business is golden.

This fellow who covered this information with me, who was honestly trying to help me although at the time I was not at a place in my personal growth to where I could actually grasp what he was telling me, planted the seed in my brain that would just blossom later.

What happened? What was this sudden realization?

The Dream Never Left Me

Someone once asked me, “Why don’t you just quit?” In other words, why do you keep banging your head against this wall when you keep failing? My reply was, “I don’t know how.” I was not lazy, and I was not stupid. I simply had bad information. Every one kept telling me they had the secret and for $29.95 or $39.95 or my next paycheck or whatever, they would REVEAL it to me.

It was not too long that I figured out was that what they knew was how to separate me and most others in that late night TV daze of exhaustion and worry from our $39.95 and very little about building a stable, long term profitable business from home. Sure, we felt better for a time …we had done something…  but very little actual information was ever forthcoming.

Early Morning Wake Up Call From the Great BEYOND …My Subconscious

I sat up in the middle of the night…I think it was something like 3:15AM on a Saturday morning and said to myself,

  1. “Their plan calls for a 98.5% failure rate.”
  2. “Their plan calls for a 98.5% failure rate.”
  3. Their plan calls for a 98.5% failure rate.”

Epiphany Time

I Need A New Plan

I needed a new plan.

I could not rely on someone whose plan calls for me to most likely fail to give me reliable information.

…because:

  1. They were already betting on my failure. It was already worked into the numbers.
  2. Their plan did not need for me to succeed
  3. My replacement was already being groomed most likely

Like I said, I could rely on them for quality products because unlike some big box stores who only sell what is cheap to people on minimal incomes, most direct sales companies thrive on selling quality products to folks who demand quality and will pay for it.

Keeping my mouth shut to my family and friends…I was determined that the only future conversations I would have with family and friends about business would be about my paying cash for my house, I went into think mode.

I needed a new plan based on information that had stood the test of time and changing market conditions. I went to work to find that information.

Burnt out on the grind of prospecting, I went through the trouble of actually spending time with those who were succeeding. I made it a point to find their contact information and talk with them.

They all had the same thing to say:

“Quit selling.”

Run Your Business Like a Business and Market It

So I stopped selling and prospecting and started marketing.

And that was the difference that has made all the difference. I actually experienced cash flow that involved no phone conversations or persuasion by me. I also found out that the majority of successful folks share a common marketing (not sales) system.

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Affiliate Marketing Programs for Beginners

 

Tim and MJNew Affiliate Marketer?

In this post I will provide the new affiliate marketer some information without which he could really minimize his or her earnings for way too long, possibly even so long that they wind up dropping out. I don’t want that to happen.

So, you are new to the affiliate marketing world. You have seen all the excitement about folks making a living from their desk or kitchen table at home or from their gaming system. Instead of Call to Duty, you are playing Call to Collecting Currency.

I know I did. I remember having an epiphany one day when I was playing Mafia Wars on Facebook.

Man, I loved Mafia Wars!

I was good at it.

I was collecting billions of Mafia Wars dollars just because I was so darn clever.

But they would not take Mafia Wars bucks down at the grocery store.

Mystifying, isn’t it?

Anyways, I decided that I needed to put at least as much energy into generating real dollars as I did into Mafia Wars. I chose affiliate marketing as my business model of choice.

What Kind of Online Business?

Home Affiliate Programs

Well, as I say I knew I wanted something I could run from home, without employees and minimal overhead. I wanted something that I could deliver digitally because information is something that has no shipping costs and no time spent packaging it.

I like the concept of network marketing, but it was not where I wanted to start. Network marketing is a relationship business and I wanted a model where folks were looking for what I had to offer and sought me out, rather than me hunting for them and going through a sales process. Don’t get me wrong; sales is a perfectly honorable profession and if there were not people good at it we would still be digging a trench out back and suffering uncomfortable little mid-winter nips in sensitive areas. (I am involved in networking, but that is a tale for another telling.)

Let me be perfectly clear. I love salespeople. They bring me all kinds of neat stuff I might not otherwise know about.

Anyways, after a ton of research, it occurred to me that what I really wanted was an affiliate marketing business. Conducting marketing activities so folks who needed me could find me was my preferred business activity of choice.

This made it a matter of them telling me they wanted to buy rather than me ‘selling’ them on the idea that they needed it.

The reason for this is that it enabled me to engage in marketing in the online business space rather than having to engage in selling an individual.

People hate being sold and I intend to respect that.

One of the things that has been hammered into me by my mentors is Quit Selling. Start telling, and adding real value into your words…really helping them solve their problems and soon it becomes a game of the more you tell, the more people stick money in your pocket with a smile and a thank you.

Best Affiliate Marketing Programs

Without yet getting into any one specific program the concensus seems to be that the best affiliate programs offer the following:

  1. Digital, downloadable information and training products
  2. High commission percentages. (30% won’t get it these days. The competitive programs all have at least a good portion of their affiliate commissions in the 75% to 100% commission less any merchant fees.)
  3. Subscription products, i.e., there is a monthly charge for membership in an ongoing training or educational resource.

Why are these three characteristics important? Well, for one thing digital, downloadable information and training products require no shipping or physical handling. This minimizes your cost and makes the sales process very fast and easy for the customer. Very little impediment to getting instant gratification on your customer’s part means more sales, more repeat sales, and opportunities for future sales.

My direct mentor (he’s built half a dozen or so six figure businesses from home) said at one point this spring or summer he went through an online webinar, got excited, did the Roland of Gilead thing with his credit card …did a quick draw and pulled the trigger, so to speak… and found out there was a six week waiting period for the course to be delivered.

He cancelled the order; I cannot say I blame him.

Choosing Higher Commission Products Is Good for Your Bottom Line

High commission percentages mean each sale covers more of your monthly nut to cover expenses; so you are paid out for the month with fewer sales. Would you rather make 10 $500 sales at 100% or would you rather make 100 $50 sales at a 30% commission? If you need to do the math, go right ahead and come back when you are done. I bet you will only need to do it once.

Subscription products should be that for which you always aim. Why? Because you get paid every month and over time your monthly income will become larger than your job’s wages.

It will become not only stable, but will be arguably more stable than your job. It only takes one person to fire you from your job. If you have a stable of subscriptions of 100 or 200 folks on a good, effective product that people like what are the odds of them all cancelling at once? Zero.

That is income security.

It also means you don’t have to work every month for your bill paying money. Once you get your base expenses covered everything you are actively working on will be to generate a raise.

Would that not be a hoot? You can give yourself a raise anytime it suits you.

All you have to do is decide you want one.

Now, I want you to click here and watch this short training video. Yes, there are what I call actionable items on which you will be able to act immediately.

Click here and check it out.

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Free Leads System

Free Leads

Not going to beat this one to death; it is too simple. This is a free lead system that you can use to generate free leads for whatever business you are promoting.

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Whether you are an affiliate or network marketer, or simply looking for leads for whatever your business might be…

You should go here and check it out NOW.

Just go sign up now and get your free lead link and put it on your social media sites and then, then come back and we can talk about the best ways to use it. Right now, though, put it to work for you.

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Audience Builder Pro, A Review

Audience Builder Pro Helps You Sell More Stuff

If you want to make more money, all you have to do is sell more stuff. To sell more stuff, get your offer in front of more people. Build a bigger audience and you will make more money. The more you tell, the more you sell. It’s a universal principle; it really does work.

One of the fastest, most powerful ways to build a bigger audience and to get more traffic, leads and sales on complete autopilot is to syndicate your original content to numerous social media sites.

Some social media sites include:

  • YouTube
  •  Facebook
  •  Twitter\
  •  LinkedIn

…and this is by no means an exhaustive list. For some reason I like plurk although I don’t kid myself in comparing it to one of the above. The interface is just crisp, but I am beginning to get off track here. If you check out Plurk, make sure to add me.

Anyways, when you upload a new Youtube promotional video… not only do you have the potential for everyone on Youtube to find it… you have the potential for 800,000,000 people on Facebook to see it and another 250 million on Twitter and 200 million people on LinkedIn… and more, quite a lot more.

If you like doing what if’s in your mind, think on this: If your conversion rate is 1% and you managed to get in front of a significant percentage of Facebook’s members with your content, what do you think that 1% would look like in your checkbook? Pretty nice, I am guessing.

How Does Audience Builder Pro Work?

Audience Builder Pro leverages and promotes all of these social media updates creating 20-25 high authority blog and Web 2.0 links and by creating 20-25 new social media links on a daily basis. ABP is applying standard SEO practices to help cause your social media content to rank higher on the search engines and rank higher within the social media site as well. We then ping all of these new links to make it easy for the search engines to find them and give you a long-term SEO boost.

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Now, you can submit one or two feeds every month. We will show you how to set up the feeds if you don’t know how and you can expect the following:

Submit one RSS Feed URL and you get:
• 20-25 authority blog and web 2.0 links daily
• 20-25 authority social media links daily

Submit two RSS Feed URLs and you get:
• 40-50 authority blog and web 2.0 links daily
• 40-50 authority social media links daily

This will in short order get your offer in front of more people.Once this is done, you can put a check mark by the issue of traffic and concentrate on creating quality content and improving your conversion.

I believe in Audience Builder Pro. You should go here and watch this short video and check it out for yourself.

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Affiliate Marketing Tools

Affiliate Marketing Tips, #1

The very first tip is to look at all the marketing channels you have before you, look at your natural tendencies, and decide for which channel you think your natural talents are most suited.

Not even a complete list...
Not even a complete list…

Do you like to write letters, long emails and keep a journal? Then maybe content marketing and blogging are a natural fit for you. Are you a ham and love being in front of the camera? Then YouTube marketing is perhaps where you should start.

Whatever you decide, do it and do it several times a week. I am not going to beat the drum of do it every day but I do think four to five times a week is a good idea. Sometimes you need to take a break so you can put something good together rather than rushing out something half @$$ed, you know?

Pick on method and do everything you can to master it.

If you find you are getting no results, ask yourself whether you are really focusing on one method or if you are shotgunning it. If you are not shotgunning it, ask yourself if you are consistent in your marketing efforts. Marketing takes time to gain traction.

FOCUS on one strategy to profitability.

-said everybody who ever made any money on the Internet

Affiliate Marketing Tools

You know all those Capital One commercials asking you, “What’s in your wallet?”

Ask yourself what is in your affiliate marketing toolset.

Well? What is in your affiliate marketing toolset? If you are like most folks the question never occurred to you.

Thing is, when you do keyword research and you find a word for which you think you can compete you need to look at the number of searches for that keyword. Under 500 is a good place to start for the new person. When you create a piece of content with the purpose of making a profit, you need to understand that you need to craft it in such a way that it winds up on page one of Google’s search results.

Google’s Keyword Planner is free. I don’t use it. I use Market Samurai because it breaks everything down in terms of what my competition is doing, what their page rank is, how many backlinks they have, and so on.

My personal toolset includes

  1. Posting On Purpose for Profit1
  2. Audience Builder Pro2
  3. Rank and Stick SEO3
  4. My Lead System Pro’s Mastery Program4

Affiliate Marketing and Backlinks

Simply put, if your toolset will not create more backlinks than your competition you will not be on the first page of Google and any traffic you get will be either accidental or from other sources …which is perfectly fine. You just need to know that the majority of people do not look past page one of Google and job one of your SEO toolset needs to be to create backlinks to your page to maximize your chances of being on page one.

You can do this yourself by spending the time or you can invest in tools that do it for you. Either is fine as long as you know how many your competition has so you can set about the business of creating more than they.

Affiliate Marketing Tips for Blogposts and YouTube Videos

Earlier, Google’s Keyword Planner was mentioned as was Market Samurai. YouTube also has a Youtube Keyword Tool you can access by clicking here. It is not as up to date as Google or Market Samurai’s tools as it is new, but it is not a bad idea to cross reference between YouTube’s tool and whichever keyword tool you use.

Here are some quick and dirty blog post and video SEO tricks:

  • Have your keyword in the title
  • Have your keyword in the file name
  • Description should be about 4-5 sentences with your keyword used in them. Don’t over do it; just write a good short paragraph about your chosen keyword.
  • If you are making a video about a particular product and not linking it to a blog post because you are engaging you YouTube affiliate marketing, make sure your capture page link is the first line of the video description, and the last. This really is critical.
  • Post about your video with links to it in your social media accounts.
  • Use timestamps with your keyword in the description. YouTube will automatically create a bookmark at that point in your video as well as take note of another instance of your keyword for search and indexing purposes. This increases keyword depth without ticking off Panda.
  • Google favors YouTube…probably because Google owns YouTube. While you can and should post videos to other video sites, you need to keep posting to YouTube, too.
  • Backlinks. Create backlinks. Say it with me, “Backlinks are good; backlinks are sexy; backlinks will make me rich AND sexy, too.”  Well, rich anyways.

Now, the next thing I want you to do is click here and register for a free webinar that will help you take your affiliate and network marketing business to the next level. Do it now because you want to be in the very next presentation so you can take advantage of this free affiliate marketing training.

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Links:

1 Posting On Purpose for Profit, 2 Audience Builder Pro, 3 Rank and Stick SEO, 4 My Lead System Pro’s Mastery Program