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5 Unmissable Fiverr Gigs that Will Make Your Life Easy as a Busy Blogger

This is a guest contribution from Pooja Lohana. Ever get mad at yourself? Because your blog is not going the way you’d like it to? You come to your desk, stare at the computer and realize there’s so much to be done. You’re tired before you’ve begun your day. But blogging is supposed to be fun. […]

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5 Unmissable Fiverr Gigs that Will Make Your Life Easy as a Busy Blogger

Why Web Hosting Is Important? How It Affects Your SEO?

Who else wants to increase their traffic from search engines? Website traffic is the lifeblood for any blog that makes decent income. If your website doesn’t get enough search traffic, it’s going to die eventually. Did you know that most bloggers quit because of lack of traffic from search engines? If you’ve tried all the […]

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7 Ways To Build Your Brand In The Blogosphere

This is a guest contribution from Jeff Foster. Blogger outreach is one of the most effective ways to build your brand. It’s a great way to connect with potential customers – the blogosphere gives you a ready-made audience who are already interested in your type of product or service. But if you’re going to succeed, […]

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How to Create a Logo for Your Blog with Logo123.com

One of the most exciting things you can do when first starting a blog of your own, is to create a killer logo design for the site. A logo is great because it really makes that first impression of your site pop, brings a higher value to the site and also brands your site as […]

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Aero Kinetics Sets New Standards

First multi-rotor unmanned aircraft system type certification filed by Aero Kinetics with the Federal Aviation Administration.  Filing Signals New Standard for Airworthiness Set by Unmanned Aircraft System Manufacturer, Taking Burgeoning Industry Beyond Exemptions While Delivering First Mover Advantage to Aero Kinetics’ Clients Aero Kinetics has initiated a radical effort that will change the commercial use […]

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Exact Online App Center

Exact Online App Center Provides Businesses Access to Expanding Marketplace of Third-party Apps Small Manufacturers and Wholesale Distributors Can Easily and Affordably Add Complementary Best –of- Breed Capabilities Such as Time Tracking, e-Commerce and Reporting For small manufacturers and wholesale distributors that rely on Exact Online business software in the cloud to run their businesses, […]

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STAR BRANDS by Carolina Rogoll

STAR BRANDS: A Brand Manager’s Guide to Build, Manage & Market Brands Carolina Rogoll, a successful branding professionals and educator, will release her new book, Star Brands: A Brand Manager’s Guide to Build, Manage & Market Brands (Allworth Press) June 2, 2015. With her unique experience as both a brand manager at the world’s largest […]

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The Discipline Based Testing Methodology

This is the methodology that I have developed over 12 years in the industry and working with over 300 organizations. It is also the methodology that has been used to have a near perfect test streak (6 test failures in 5.5 years), even if most others do not believe that stat. Theory is nice, but(…)

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Can You Run Multiple A/B Tests at the Same Time?

You want to speed up your testing efforts, and run more tests. So now the question is – can you run more than one A/B test at the same time on your site? Will this increase the velocity of your testing program (and thus help you grow faster), or will it pollute the data since(…)

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How to Come Up with More Winning Tests Using Data

While testing is a critical part of conversion optimization to make sure we actually made things better and by how much, it’s also the tip of the iceberg of the full CRO picture. Testing tools are affordable (even free), and increasingly easier to use – so pretty much any idiot can set up and run(…)

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5 Signs You Have an Unproductive Day

Nowadays, being prolific is a matter of choice, not of time. Working is not a secret anymore and the key to success is not far to being discovered should some…5 Signs You Have an Unproductive Day is a post from: MakeMoneyInLife.com

4 Things Smart People Avoid Doing

Have you ever wondered what makes someone smart? Is it the IQ, the Emotional Intelligence or just the way of handling things? Well, believe it or not, it is almost…4 Things Smart People Avoid Doing is a post from: MakeMoneyInLife.com

8 Job Types That Will Soon Dissapear

At least eight groups of jobs are expecting major changes, and very quickly, in five to ten years tops. Economists are divided how big of a threat are robots and…8 Job Types That Will Soon Dissapear is a post from: MakeMoneyInLife.com

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14 Ways to Save Money on Your Next Family Holiday

Despite the costly overheads associated with taking an annual holiday, figures show the majority of Brits are prepared to dig-deep and travel somewhere exotic when the summer comes around. To help hard-working families save a few bob on their next trip, we’re here with 14 ways you can save money on this year’s family getaway.

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Can you switch bank accounts even if you have an overdraft?

Switching bank accounts is something that we’ve spoken about a few times recently on Money Bulldog. We’ve mentioned the potential benefits of switching as well as touching on the new 7 working day switching process. What is the situation for those people who have an overdraft and regularly use it though? Can they still switch

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Lauren Shuttleworth: How This Stationery Entrepreneur Educates Girls, Helps The Environment & Makes A Profit At The Same Time

[ Download MP3 | Transcript | iTunes | Soundcloud | Raw RSS ] Like many entrepreneurs I’ve always had a strong urge to help other people, not just directly helping customers with my business, but in a broader social sense too. Donating to charities is great, but I’ve never felt…

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Aero Kinetics Sets New Standards

First multi-rotor unmanned aircraft system type certification filed by Aero Kinetics with the Federal Aviation Administration.  Filing Signals New Standard for Airworthiness Set by Unmanned Aircraft System Manufacturer, Taking Burgeoning Industry Beyond Exemptions While Delivering First Mover Advantage to Aero Kinetics’ Clients Aero Kinetics has initiated a radical effort that will change the commercial use […]

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Exact Online App Center

Exact Online App Center Provides Businesses Access to Expanding Marketplace of Third-party Apps Small Manufacturers and Wholesale Distributors Can Easily and Affordably Add Complementary Best –of- Breed Capabilities Such as Time Tracking, e-Commerce and Reporting For small manufacturers and wholesale distributors that rely on Exact Online business software in the cloud to run their businesses, […]

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STAR BRANDS by Carolina Rogoll

STAR BRANDS: A Brand Manager’s Guide to Build, Manage & Market Brands Carolina Rogoll, a successful branding professionals and educator, will release her new book, Star Brands: A Brand Manager’s Guide to Build, Manage & Market Brands (Allworth Press) June 2, 2015. With her unique experience as both a brand manager at the world’s largest […]

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5 Simple Ways To Increase Your Newsletter Subscribers

One of the most effective digital marketing forms is email. As such, it is an important part of every campaign. Offering a newsletter is one of the greatest ways to build your email list. Having a website with a form which gives people the option to opt in is simply not enough to build a subscriber …

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Best Startup Ideas 2: Online T-shirt business

Hey fellows, today is the day to unveil another trump card from our best startup ideas. Setting up an online t-shirt business is so fun and a really great idea. Of course, if you’re on reddit, you might not agree with us but we believe setting up a business like this can bring you great …

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Get Your Money Back: 5 Email Marketing Affiliate Programs

This Niche of the Week was supposed to be on email client affiliate programs, but I changed my mind at the last minute. Yes, you can promote email client affiliate programs, but I can’t get beyond the nagging question: Who still buys and downloads them?

While you do have several options, the number is pint-sized compared with the volume of people and businesses looking for email marketing software. Email marketing is a quick, efficient way to reach your customer base. It’s less expensive than sending traditional mail, and allows merchants and marketers to reach a large numbers of subscribers in a short amount of time. It’s targeted too, as only users who subscribe and opt in receive your emails, so you are assured that these are people who are interested in your niche.

Mind Blowing Email Marketing Statistic

As shown in the above infographic, and as I expected, competition is stiff in this niche. There’s plenty of email marketing software vying for the same keywords.You’ll need to be creative and target keywords other than ” email marketing” and “autoresponder.”

Email Marketing - Affilotools Results

Instead of going after these obvious keywords, target long tail information keywords like “how to pick autoresponders” or “how to start your newsletter series.” These may have low monthly searches, but they address a specific group of users who are interested in the subject and may actually make a purchase.

It’s a bit of a long shot, but it’s better than going head-to-head with other websites that have been in this niche far longer. You can always target other keywords once you get a few pages ranking, and getting consistent traffic to your site.

Email Marketing Affiliate Programs

It’s been quite some time since I featured ClickBank products here in Niche of the Week, so I went into the ClickBank Marketplace to look for email marketing affiliate programs. They have products on list building, but not a lot that are specific to email marketing and autoresponders.

So I went online to search. It wasn’t that difficult, as there are plenty of email marketing software providers online. The ones you see below are the more popular ones.

Aweber

Aweber - Email Marketing Affiliate Programs

I think some of you knew this email marketing provider would be here. For years, we have been recommending Aweber as an autoresponder, and it’s not because of the 30 percent recurring commission. It has have a user-friendly interface that is helpful to both beginners and advanced users.

Aweber manages its own affiliate program, so you need only go to the site to become an affiliate.

GetResponse

GetResponse - Email Marketing Affiliate Program

GetResponse is yet another popular autoresponder. It offers a slightly higher recurring commission at 33 percent. Like Aweber, it manages its own affiliate program.

Fluttermail

Fluttermail - Email Marketing Affiliate Program

I can’t help but feel a bit cheeky including Fluttermail here. We recommend Fluttermail as the autoresponder of choice in Affilojetpack because the system is linked to the site-building process in AJP. The autoresponder interface is straightforward and easy to navigate, too.

I had to include Fluttermail here because it gives the highest recurring commission among email marketing affiliate programs that I’ve encountered so far: a whopping 50 percent. This is also one of the few email marketing programs in ClickBank.

Make Noise For Your Campaign

Driving traffic to a webpage is no easy feat, which is why it’s important that you have a traffic or link building strategy in place. You can create your strategy after you complete the site, yes, but I prefer to have have at least a few methods jotted down before I put the site up.

Having a list early on helps me transition from site building to link building quickly and smoothly. Some link building methods I have in mind for this niche are:

Press Releases

Press releases are short articles that are written like news briefs. They are usually distributed via news wires and press release sites.

You can write about special offers or any announcements from the merchant or vendor of the product you’re promoting and place your affiliate link on the press release, or link back to a relevant article on your site.

YouTube Video Marketing

YouTube is the most popular video-sharing site today, and the world’s second-largest search engine (with its parent company, Google, taking the top spot). YouTube attracts 1 billion unique users monthly to view, upload and share videos. 

Get a share of YouTube’s massive traffic by creating how-to videos on setting up autoresponder and how email marketing works, then paste your affiliate link in the description of the videos along with a link back to your site.

Link Baiting

Link baiting can be a hit or miss, as far as the “baiting” part is concerned. The way this method works is you create high-quality content, using and citing in it several authority sites within your niche as sources. You then inform the website’s you’ve linked to on your content that you have cited them as reference.

They can then take the bait and refer to your content on their own sites, and most do. It’s not so bad if they don’t, you still end up with great content on your site, but the having popular sites link back to your content is better.

Email Marketing Affiliate Programs: Accept or Delete?

The commissions in the email marketing niche are great. They may not look much, but keep in mind that these are recurring commission so you will be getting them for the duration of the customer’s subscription. That alone is enough reason for me to try my hand in this niche.

I wouldn’t recommend this as the niche you start with. If you’re new to affiliate marketing, then this is not for you. There’s just too much competition. If you have an Internet marketing site though, or a blog about content creation or marketing, then you can monetize your site with any of these email marketing affiliate programs.

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10 Blog Habits to Help You Being Penalized by Google

Have you ever experienced a Google penalization on one of your websites? Well, I hope you don’t. Because recovery can be quite hard, most of all after Panda and Penguin. Following the official content guidelines will “theoretically” ensure you to avoid any penalties, but you know (most of all if you are blogging since some […]

Behind the Scenes of Back to the Future Again – SPI TV, Ep. 14

Be sure to subscribe to SPI TV  (on YouTube or iTunes) to get new episodes of SPI TV each Friday! On March 24th, 2015, I traveled to Puente Hills Mall in the City of Industry, which is located just south of Los Angeles. On this evening, from 6pm to 3am the next morning, I would be filming a short […]

Behind the Scenes of Back to the Future Again – SPI TV, Ep. 14 is a post from: The Smart Passive Income Blog

How Artisans Can Use Facebook

Do you create handmade or up-cycled products? Do you sell vintage or antique items on Etsy or from your website? You may be wondering what, if anything, you can do with your Facebook business page. Here’s how to make the most of your social media account so that you can attract new fans of your […]

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7 Tips On How To Create and Sell Online Courses (#3 Will Surprise You)

This is a long, comprehensive article about creating and selling online courses. But if you really want to take this seriously, for a limited time I’m offering this free email series. on how to do it – step by step. It’s no secret that the market for online courses is big – and it’s getting […]

Why I Spent $25,100 On A New Blog Design

After 4 years, I finally redesigned my blog. And I spent more than $25,000 doing it. Here’s why I did it (and of course what you can learn from my experience). They Thought I Was A Con Artist… Someone I know, a friend of my friend, asked my friend “Is what Derek does legit?” Let’s […]

38 Tips to Make an Engaging Course on the Cheap, Part 2 (FS110)

This is second and final episode in our series about how to make an engaging course on the cheap. You don’t need a bunch of equipment, you need a solid plan. This list walks you through that plan.

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How to Find Well-Paying Freelance Gigs by Avoiding Job Boards

This post is from Careful Cents contributor Kayla, who owns the blog ShoeaholicNoMore. Over the next six months she’s documenting her journey to quitting her job and taking the leap into self-employment. When I was just starting out as a freelancer I was actively looking for new writing and VA jobs to add to my portfolio. I sought out and read lots of […]

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12 Reasons Why I Still Drive My Crappy Car

My car is pretty ugly. The ceiling fabric is falling down (so I stuck some tacks in it), the air conditioning doesn’t work, the plastic window casing is peeling off, some rust spots are starting to show on the hood, AND there are times when the car doesn’t realize it’s in park, and therefore won’t let me start it, so I have to open my door, put my foot out, and rock the car until I hear a *click*….and THEN the car will start.

Admittedly, this can be a little embarrassing, especially when I’m in the bank’s drive-through and I . . . → Read More: 12 Reasons Why I Still Drive My Crappy Car

How Does the Average Person Spend Money?

Have you ever wondered how your spending compares to that of the average American? If you have, you’re in luck. Every year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases data describes the spending of the average American.

Since very few of us actually dig into the details of how we spend money with those around us, it’s hard to know how we stack up. Is there something we do really well? Is there an area to improve?

In this article, we’ll go through the way in which Americans spend their money. In this survey, each consumer unit contained an average of . . . → Read More: How Does the Average Person Spend Money?

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Behold, the Cinematic Pin — Pinterest’s New Video-ish Ad

Pinterest continues to offer new ways for small businesses to promote their company and products on the social site. Cinematic Pins are new and video-like, giving the site a little bit more life now.

5 Effective Positioning Techniques for the Non-Salesy Entrepreneur

Not really swift at selling your company, products or services face-to-face? Some entrepreneurs just don’t have the salesman in them. And that’s OK. Follow these simple steps to help you not only sell your brand and your company but also yourself.

Boost Loyalty with Perks for Repeat Customer

Loyalty card programs are a great way to encourage people to come back to your business again and again. Here’s data showing the instances where loyalty programs really do work.

Smoking Roaster Gives New Flavor to Food Truck Craze

Food trucks are an exploding new trend in the restaurant industry, so much so that just having a kitchen on wheels is no longer novel enough. So how do you make your food truck stand out against all that competition?

How to Become a Master Presenter and Rock Your Next Speech

Public speaking has been a delicate subject since grammar school. And in business, it’s even more important. Small Business Trends spoke with one expert who’s prepared CEOs and Oscar winners for their big speeches. See what tips she shares for public speaking and video presentations for small business owners.

Futuristic WiFi Technologies Could Benefit Small Businesses

WiFi technologies are providing a lot of opportunities for small business owners to seize upon. And the good news is that, as the technology advances, more opportunities should present themselves.