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Conversion Booster Strategy #2: Popular Post Box Placement

When you start seeing lots of traffic on your site, seeing the upward tilting graph on your Google Analytics makes you feel great and you start thinking that your site has finally started doing really well. No doubt the site has started doing really well but if you dig deeper in your analytics you’ll find something different. You’ll find that the increase in traffic is not evenly distributed.

Actually, it’s not the complete site that’s started doing well but some of our best written content. No matter if your site is new or old, go and look at your analytics, you’ll find that most of the traffic on your site is coming to the best of your content. It’s like the 80/20 principle.

Most of the traffic comes to some selected posts that are popular, ranked higher on search engines or linked to by other high traffic website. Now, let me get to the point. The reason I’m talking about this is these posts are your gold mines for conversions.

If you place the same conversion box (a call­-to-­action or an e-mail optin box) under all your posts you’ll not get good, targeted conversion as I talked about in strategy #1. But when you have WP Optin Boxes Pro with you, you can create multiple highly targeted boxes on specific posts of your site.

So this strategy if pretty straight forward…

  1. Browse through your analytics account and find the performing posts/pages on your blog.
  2. Create individual conversion boxes for all those posts and pages with copies that are in perfect tune with their content. You can find an example of this under this page and strategy #1’s page.
  3. After creating the conversion boxes you can easily place them under their respective posts using a simple shortcode provided by the plugin or using the WP Optin Boxes Pro metabox under the posts.
  4. Let the boxes sit there for a few days to let the statistics gather. To further pump this up, you can also create A/B tests (using one­click A/B Testing option under the boxes) for the boxes and test which version works the best. And slowly and steadily find the best combination of post and box copy to rack in the highest possible conversion for that box.
    • You see the possibilities here: Can you imagine how far you can take this and really boost the conversion rate making the most out of each piece of content on your site? Now move to the other posts and pages and repeat the process until you have with you the best possible optimised combinations of all the posts/pages and conversion boxes on your site. I call this Extreme Conversion Optimization!

Here’s To Your Success!
The GWC Team

Conversion Booster Strategy #1: Wise Box Placement

Most people use just one version of call­-to-­action or e-mail optin box (we call them conversion boxes) under all the posts of their blog. But this affects the conversion rate the most, as the copy written in the box does not always match the content written in the post above.

So, in this strategy we take you through our time tested conversion booster strategy where we create different e-mail optin or call to action boxes for posts of different categories, having box copies related to those respective categories.

This helps us laser targeting users according to their interests on the blog and literally boosting the conversion by 200­-250%.

Following is the quick step­by­step guide on boosting your conversion rate on your WordPress blog using our e-mail optin WordPress plugin :
WP Optin Boxes Pro.

  1. Install the plugin.
  2. Now, start with creating a conversion box with your desired copy (headline, content, image, button color etc). For this strategy, create different copies of boxes for posts of different categories on your blog.For example, if you have a Facebook PPC category and a Google Adwords PPC category on your blog, create two different boxes with copy related to the respective category topics.
  3. Say for Facebook PPC category the box may say Liked This Facebook PPC Strategy? Subscribe Today For More Facebook Stuff and Google Adwords Stuff.
  4. You can easily do this with WP Optin Boxes. Create a box for Facebook PPCcategory and on it’s Conversion Box Created Successfully!popup select Facebook PPC in Category Wise Placement option.
  5. Now duplicate this box using the Options menu on the dashboard. We want to duplicate this box to create a similar box for Google Analytics PPC category. Duplicating makes our lives easier as then we can just change the box headline and content to that of Google Analytics PPC category and keep rest of the settings intact.
  6. Now edit the new duplicated box. Change the copy on Customize Box page, change name of the box on Box Settings page and at last change the placement option on it’s Conversion Box Created Successfully! popup to Google Adwords PPC in Category Wise Placement option.
    • What we did so far: we created two different conversion boxes that we placed under posts of two respective categories.You can create as many box variants as you want depending upon the number of categories on your site.
  7. Now let the plugin do its work. Wait for about a week or so for the plugin to gather the conversion stats for the boxes under the selected categories.
  8. After a week, go back to the plugin’s main page and see the conversion stats of the boxes you create. See how well the boxes performed.These stats will help you figure out which boxes are converting the best and for which categories.
  9. Tweak the copy of the boxes which are not converting well and keep on improving their copies and tracking the results further until you find the best converting conversion box for each category on your blog.
  10. NOTE: When you use just one version of conversion box under all post throughout your blog, you loose out on the conversions that you can get just by creating individual CTAs/E-Mail Optin boxes according to the content of posts of different categories. When the copy of your conversion boxes is in sync with the content visitors read, they are more likely to convert! So, using this strategy you can boost your conversion rate while having the same traffic as before. Same Traffic-More Conversions.
    • You see the possibility here:​ if you use this strategy and combine it with WP Optin Boxes’s advanced A/B testing functionality, it’s attention grabbing box setting and tracking capabilities, how far you can optimize the conversions on your blog.

*Now to further pump your conversions up, I’m also sharing with you my strategy #2 that’ll literally open the door for floods of conversions on your blog.

Here’s To Your Success!
The GWC Team

Start Selling On E-Bay!

The Basics for Selling on eBay

Selling Options

You have two options when selling on eBay:

  • Online auction – Works by setting a reserve price for a sale, which is the lowest amount you’ll accept, and an end date. Buyers make an offer, just like at an in-person auction, with the highest bidder purchasing your product.
  • Buy it now – Fixed-price selling; you set a price and shoppers pay. It’s that simple.

eBay Seller Fees

eBay seller fees can be broadly broken down as follows. For a detailed description of the exact fees for individual items, check out eBay’s own selling fees guide.

Insertion Fees

Whenever you list a product for sale, you pay an insertion fee. But you get 200 free listings each month (more if you have an eBay store). Insertion fees are non-refundable, even if your item doesn’t sell. For most items, you’ll pay $0.35 per listing. If you set up a “Good ‘Til Cancelled” listing, that means that your listing will automatically be reposted each month, and it counts towards your free insertions.

Final Value Fees

This is a percentage of the final amount that you make on each sale, including shipping costs. For most items, you’ll pay 12.35% of your final total. Here are the exceptions:

Books, DVDs and movies, music14.35%
Some business and industrial categories4.35%
Guitars and basses5.85%
Some clothing, shoes, and accessories categories0% if sold for over $100; 12.35% if sold for under $100

eBay Store Fees

If you’re serious about selling on eBay as a business, you might want to set up an eBay store. You’ll pay a monthly subscription fee, and in exchange, you’ll get:

  • Branding on your eBay store
  • More zero insertion fees each month
  • Discounted final value fees

There are 5 store subscription levels:

Store typeMonthly renewalAnnual renewal
Starter$7.95$4.95
Basic$27.95$21.95
Premium$74.95$59.95
Anchor$349.95$299.95
EnterpriseN/A$2999.95

Ad Fees

There are a few ways to advertise your listings, each one with a different fee. Fees begin at around $0.10 per listing, per month, depending on product category, selling price, and type of upgrade. The average item will cost $1 to upgrade for 1-3 days.

What Can You Sell on eBay?

eBay has a set of rules governing what can and can’t be sold on their platform. Some of the forbidden items include:

  • Firearms and weapons
  • Counterfeit items
  • Drugs and drug paraphernalia
  • Any material relating to illegal activities
  • Any kind of lottery, mystery product, or other chance items
  • Contact lenses
  • Contracts

Other items are restricted. For example, only authorized vendors can sell alcohol, while there are rules for the types of event tickets that can be sold. eBay follows local sales laws, so some items can be sold in one country but are prohibited in another country. Always check the rules before placing an item for sale in a new region.

Now let’s talk about what you can sell on eBay. The choice is broad, from garden equipment to new and second-hand clothing to homemade art. Some of the most popular categories are:

  • Second-hand items, including vintage clothing and music, and antique furniture.
  • Collectibles, like stamps and coins, Matchbox cars, and classic electrical items, like old Game Boys.
  • Clothing is always popular. People come to eBay both for vintage items and for new, brand-name goods.

What Are the Different Seller Levels on eBay?

After you start selling on eBay, you’ll be placed in one of the following categories:

  • Below Standard – Indicates that you’re not meeting the minimum customer service requirements.
  • Above Standard – Indicates that you’re meeting the minimum customer service requirements.
  • Top Rated – Indicates you’re providing an exceptional level of customer service and are eligible for Top Rated Plus listing benefits, including a 10% discount on standard final value fees.

To qualify as Top Rated, you need:

  • An eBay account that’s been active for at least 90 days.
  • To comply with all eBay’s selling policies.
  • At least 100 transactions and $1,000 in sales with US buyers in the last 12 months.
  • To stay below a minimum transaction defect rate, late shipment rate, and cases closed without seller resolution rate.

What are PowerSellers?

PowerSellers are some of the most successful eBay sellers, with the highest rated customer satisfaction scores. To become a PowerSeller, you must:

  • Have kept your eBay account in good standing and active for at least 90 days.
  • Follow all of eBay’s policies.
  • Keep your positive feedback score at 98% or above.
  • Completed at least 100 transactions and $3,000 in sales with US buyers in the past 12 months.

As a PowerSeller, you’ll get extra help from eBay and more tools to grow your business, including:

  • Shipping discounts from UPS.
  • Private community forums to share tactics.
  • Marketing and selling tools.
  • VIP eBay customer service.
  • Group health insurance.
  • Marketing templates.
  • Priority help from eBay billing and complaints departments.

Note that PowerSeller will be discontinued on July 20, 2021.

Finding the Right Products to Sell on eBay

There’s a lot of competition for the most popular products on eBay, which makes it quite difficult to turn a profit. eBay selling tips recommend finding an untapped niche, like popular products which aren’t being sold in a particular area, or new products which are about to trend.

When you’re thinking about what to sell on eBay, keep these points in mind:

  • E-Bay shoppers are usually looking for a bargain, so pricing is very, very important.
  • Many people come to eBay because they can’t find certain products locally.
  • Bundled items are very popular, such as those related to arts and crafts or baby clothes.
  • E-Bay shoppers are often willing to take a chance, so you can sell job lots like old video cassettes, video game cartridges, or vinyl records, without needing to list each one separately.

There are two main options for selling products on eBay:

  • Sell new items, either through dropshipping or by ordering to a warehouse or your home, and then repackaging and shipping yourself.
  • Selling 2nd hand products from yard sales, thrift stores, and antiques stores that you can sell for more on eBay.

Selling New Items

The first option – to sell new items – is a classic eCommerce business model. Use product research tools like eBay’s own trending items tool or Google Trends to see what’s popular in different regions.

You can also search eBay itself for specific items, and then look to see how many listings were sold or completed within the last 90 days. Divide the number of sold or completed listings by the number of active listings to get the sell-through number.

For example, if there are 100 active listings for stress relief balls, and 70 Sold or Completed listings, your calculation should be 70 / 100 = 70, which gives you a 70% sell-through number. Items with a sell-through number of 50% or more sell quickly, which means demand is high.

Selling 2nd Hand Products

If you’re wondering what to sell on eBay and you prefer to sell more unusual items, you can explore thrift stores and yard sales in your area. You can use Estatesales.net or Garagesalefinder.com to look for nearby yard sales, or ask neighbors if you can look in their attic.

The best tool for this purpose is the eBay app itself, so download it to your phone. When you find something interesting, scan the barcode or take a photo of the item, and then the eBay app will show its current listings.

That way, you can quickly discover if the abandoned guitar that’s going for $20 in the thrift store is really a rare item selling for over $100 on eBay. Make sure to check the Sold and Completed listings to see how much these items really sell for and not just what hopeful vendors are asking.

Managing eBay Product Listings

Your product listings are key to selling successfully on eBay. Product listings are how customers find your products and can often go a long way towards convincing them to buy at your store.

When creating your product listings, be sure to include:

  • The right keywords for each item. Consumers use keywords to search for items, so make sure to cover all the ones that are relevant for your product.
  • High quality product photos that show the item from every angle.
  • Detailed and honest descriptions of the product condition.
  • Payment options, like which payment methods you’ll accept and whether the customer can Pay on Pickup.
  • A detailed explanation of your return policy.
  • Shipping policies, including the delivery services you offer and how long it will take for a purchase to ship.

If you’re unsure of how to word your listing, you can find a similar product on eBay and click “Sell One Like This.” This creates an automated copy of the other listing.

But don’t post it as is! Change the wording so that you aren’t using a duplicate of someone else’s post. You should also never use someone else’s product photos and should check that the condition description and weight and size measurements are accurate for your item.

Shipping Products Sold on eBay

Shipping methods for the products you sell on eBay is entirely up to you; eBay doesn’t get involved in shipping. You can send items through the regular postal services or use delivery services, such as UPS and FedEx.

Whatever your method, you’ll need to:

  • Package items securely. You don’t want your goods to arrive damaged.
  • Print a shipping label that includes:
    • The customer’s name and full address
    • Tracking details if relevant
    • Product ID
  • Mark your order as shipped on eBay.

You can make everything easier by purchasing shipping labels through the eBay system. You just need to enter the weight and size of your package and print the label. Unless your items are low-cost, it’s best to use tracked delivery so that you and your customers can monitor package location.

Scaling Up Your eBay Business

There is no quick and easy way to scale up your eBay business. That said, the following tips can help you plan your expansion while helping to ensure your store’s long-term survival.

  1. Start slow – eBay puts limitations on new sellers. You can only list 10 items a month and can’t use eBay’s bulk listing tools for 90 days after your first sale and you have at least 10 positive reviews. Additionally, there are restrictions to how many items you can list when you enter a new category.
  2. Build a positive feedback score – eBay shoppers place a lot of value on your feedback score, making it critical that it’s above 90%. It’s best to begin by selling a few small, inexpensive items to build positive ratings. People are unlikely to buy anything expensive from a new seller who doesn’t have much feedback.
  3. Focus on customer service – Good customer service is crucial. Respond quickly to customer questions and complaints, as slow replies will likely affect your ratings. If a customer opens a dispute, it’s not the end of the world; you just need to respond to their complaints and make sure to resolve it satisfactorily.
  4. Enhance your listings – Good listings drive eBay sales. It’s worth it to invest in a good quality digital camera if your phone camera isn’t very good. Customers are also more likely to shop with you if you give a lot of information about the product, including accurate measurements and good descriptions.
  5. Speed up your shipping – Everyone wants their products yesterday, so fast shipping can be a good way to beat your competition. Overnight shipping is very popular, but don’t offer it unless you know that you can deliver on time. Customers are much more annoyed when products arrive late than if they expect to have to wait a while.

⭐To learn more on how to sell on eBay, check out our FAQs below.

FAQs

How should I package my eBay items?

Make sure that your items are well protected. If you’re sending anything fragile, use a padded envelope and/or plenty of packing materials inside a strong box.

What does eBay do to protect sellers?

Sellers appreciate eBay’s strong seller policies, which include protection against abusive buyers, help mediating buyer disputes, protection from losing money through chargebacks, and a commitment not to make any changes to the terms for sellers’ listings.

Which is better, auction or Buy it Now?

It depends on what kind of items you’re selling. Rare or unusual items are best sold using the auction format, because passionate collectors and fans will drive up the price by bidding against each other. But new items are best sold for a fixed price because consumers don’t expect to have to bid for them and usually won’t be willing to wait until your auction ends.

How long should I give for returns?

eBay allows sellers to choose between 5 returns policies:

  • No returns
  • 30-day buyer-paid returns
  • 30-day free returns
  • 60-day buyer-paid returns
  • 60-day free returns

Customers always love a long returns window, but it might not work out for you to offer 60-day returns on a regular basis. 30-day returns are typical on eBay, but if you’re selling overseas, bear in mind that it might take a couple of weeks for return items to reach you.

Some countries have statutory rules for returns, like the UK where customers have a 14-day return window for anything they buy from a trader, so make sure you comply with local laws.

Can I sell items for local pickup?

Yes. Just choose “local pickup” as an option in the shipping details when you create your listing. When the customer pays for the item, eBay sends them a QR code and a 6-digit code. When they arrive to pick up the item, just scan the QR code or enter the number code into your eBay app to confirm delivery.

Can I sell in other countries?

Yes, you can use your eBay account to sell in any country that eBay serves, without needing to add more accounts. When you create a listing, just choose which countries you’ll ship to in the “ship internationally” section.

E-Bay has a Global Shipping Program which handles sales tax and import/export fees on your behalf. Just remember to adjust shipping costs for overseas shipping.

Here’s To Your Success!
The GWC Team

How To Monetize Your Blog…

When To Start?

Perhaps your blog just started out as a passion project, and now you’re wondering whether you can start making money from it? Maybe your small business or startup already has a blog, and you want to transform it into a steady revenue stream? Or, perhaps you’re looking for a new side hustle, and you’re considering starting your own blog from scratch?

Whatever your reasons, it’s always a good time to monetize your blog. There’s nothing to wait for; there isn’t a set milestone, time, or set number of page views you need to achieve before you get monetizing. 

That said, you’ll find it much easier when you start generating a steady flow of traffic. You don’t need hundreds and thousands of visitors each month, but 1,000 should be enough to work with. 

The same goes for having an email list (even a small one), so if you haven’t started capturing your visitor’s names and email addresses, now’s the time to start. Interestingly, those generating over $50,000 a year from their blogs are more than doubly likely to focus on growing their email subscribers (in comparison to lower-income bloggers). So, take the lead from the pros and turn your attention to email marketing. 

Best Practices

If you’re new to content marketing, and this is your first time launching a blog, bear these best practices in mind:

Pick A Niche

Pick a niche for your new blog and adhere to it. Almost three-quarters of pro bloggers tailor their content to meet a particular group of people’s needs and interests. By portraying yourself as a ‘specialist’ rather than a ‘generalist,’ you make it much easier to establish yourself as an authority.

To build enough trust for people to purchase from you, it’s imperative to demonstrate valuable expertise in your field. This means establishing credibility by showing you know what you’re talking about.

As you go about picking your niche, be aware that some are more lucrative than others. If your blog’s sole purpose is to generate a full-time income, then selecting a niche that pays well goes without saying. For instance, it’s unlikely to be lots of money in writing about obscure music genres. Whereas a blog about business practices could be far more profitable. 

Conduct Market Research

Before committing to a niche, do some market research to assess its profitability. Head to Google Trends and plug in niche-related keywords. 

So, let’s say you’re interested in photography. You could type in things like ‘photography,’ ‘how to take better photos,’ ‘the best cameras to buy,’ and so on. The graphs generated by Google Trends will give a more accurate feel for how many people are interested in the subject matter. You’ll also see at a glance whether the topic is rising, declining, or plateauing in popularity. 

Needless to say, you’ll want to avoid topics dropping in interest. See whether over the last five years the niche has shown a steady increase or plateaus with a constant stream of interest. These topics tend to be the most stable niches to opt for. 

You’ll also want to see whether other businesses are purchasing ad space for keywords pertaining to your niche. You can check this by logging into your Google Ads account and using Google’s keyword planner. This is a surefire indicator that the sector you’re considering is a profitable one. 

We caveat everything above by saying: although it’s essential to pick a profitable niche, it’s equally important to select a niche you’re interested in. Part of the beauty of kickstarting a blog is that it’s an enjoyable process. However, over the long haul, the excitement only continues if you’re interested in what you’re writing about. 

Add Value

Every blog post you publish must provide value. This means writing and/or shooting high-quality, authoritative, and engaging content for your readership to consume. 

Educating your audience is the most effective way of adding value. The internet is a vast pool of information and high-quality content for you to take inspiration from. Use this to fuel your own work to create content that actually helps people. Always go back to your draft and assess whether your target audience has all the info they need to apply whatever you’re talking about to their own situation. If the answer’s yes, there’s a good chance you’re providing value.  

Whether it’s a step by step tutorial, a live Q&A which you later post on your blog, or an entertaining video, there are tons of ways to provide valuable content.

Understanding Monetization Strategies

On a broader level, there are two blog monetization strategies you could adopt. Which you use and whether you apply a mixture of the both comes down to your brand image and niche. 

They are:

*Selling high volumes of low-value products 

*Selling low volumes of high-value products/service – for example, one-on-one tuition

Whatever you opt for, it’s imperative you know your worth. Do some research into the market rates for the kinds of products and/or services you’re selling, and make sure you match the going rates.

If you’re predominantly selling a service, research the hourly / per-word / per-project basis experts in your niche are charging. Then, Generating Revenue

Now that we’ve covered the basics, let’s take a look at some of the specific revenue-generating strategies you can adopt:

Start Selling Your Own Physical Products

Almost half of successful bloggers sell their own products or services (compared to just 8% of lower-income bloggers). So, do you make and sell your own physical products? Whether it’s baking cakes, knitting sweaters, or handmade greetings cards, whatever you’re creating – a blog is the perfect starting point for marketing and selling your merchandise. 

If you haven’t already, over time, you’ll build a loyal following and develop a narrative about how you make your products. This works wonders for generating a closer connection with your audience and scoring more sales.

Pro Tip:

It doesn’t matter whether you’re selling physical, digital, or affiliate products; always round off your blog posts with a strong call to action, directing customers to where they can purchase your products or find out more information.

E-Books

Perhaps you don’t have your own physical products to sell? If so, why not write an eBook on a topic relating to your blog’s niche? 

You could easily leverage existing blog subscribers and your email list to promote your eBook. You could even get your readership involved by reaching out to them and asking which topics they’d like you to write about. This is great for building a stronger rapport with your audience. Plus, you’ll know from the get-go that there’s a market for your eBook – win-win!  

One of the best things about writing eBooks is that they’re relatively easy to create. You just launch a Word Doc, write your content, convert it into a PDF, and create an attractive book cover using free graphic design software like Canva. It honestly couldn’t be simpler.

Plus, eBooks are usually sold as low-ticket items, making them affordable enough for most visitors to purchase. This makes them the perfect gateway product for building trust. They’re a low-risk option for customers who are on the fence about your higher ticket items. If they like what they get, there’s a better chance they’ll invest in more expensive products/services later down the line. 

That said, if the thought of writing your own eBook is too daunting, consider hiring a professional blogger from a freelancing platform like Fiverr to ghostwrite it for you. 

Pro Tip:

While growing your new blog, you should also start building your social media presence – Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, etc. This is another excellent avenue for driving laser targeted traffic to your site, increasing the likelihood of sales. 

Start Selling Online Courses

Or, you could ramp things up a level by creating and selling online courses. E-learning has never been so popular; in fact, the sector’s predicted to reach approximately $325 billion by 2025. So, now’s the right time to capitalize on this growing market. 

If you’re unsure what topic to base your online course on, identify your audience’s needs. You can do this either indirectly (competitor research) or directly (just ask your audience!)

Pro Tip: 

To enhance the sense of community surrounding your course, create a private Facebook group where students can network, ask questions, and share important milestones as they make their way through your course content.

Coaching

Alternatively, if you know your niche inside out and back to front, you could launch a coaching/consultancy service. This requires you to provide tailored and actionable advice focused on individual client needs. As this takes a lot of time and involves offering customized advice, you can charge far more for one-on-one consultancy (in comparison to selling online courses and eBooks).

This is definitely a route worth considering if you’re operating in a niche where people often want more in-depth and personalized advice.

The bottom line: If you’re an industry expert and know how to market and package your consultancy services effectively, there’s lots of money to be made from online coaching!

Pro Tip: 

Most bloggers start with launching an eBook or online course and graduate by offering one-on-one consultancy. So, if coaching seems like a daunting prospect, never fear, start small and work your way up. 

Membership Sites

Launching a membership site involves creating and publishing high-quality content that only paid-for subscribers can access. Typically customers pay subscription fees on a rolling monthly or annual basis.

You can launch a membership site for near-on any niche. There are online membership products and services for virtually everything from fishing tips to advice on becoming a full-time freelance writer. Take Netflix, Spotify, and Birchbox, for example. These are all examples of well-known membership/subscription products and services. 

If you can produce and market content, your audience is willing to pay for, creating a membership site is certainly worth considering. To get the ball rolling, here are a few ideas for the types of content you could offer subscribers:

  • Great articles
  • Podcasts
  • Live Q&A sessions
  • Actionable advice, checklists, how-tos
  • Infographics
  • Products
  • Videos
  • Reports
  • Webinars
  • Forums
  • In-person meetups
  • ‘Behind-the-scenes’ content 

You also provide customers the added benefit of enjoying a sense of community that comes with connecting with other like-minded people. It’s human nature to want to be something bigger than ourselves, and that’s precisely what online memberships achieve. 

Internet Advertising

Internet ads get a bad reputation, but they’re the fastest way to make money blogging. You can begin generating a surprisingly significant stream of passive income in relatively little time. 

This is a great sideline to have on top of your other blog monetization methods. Publishing high-quality internet ads are made easy with ad networks like Google AdWords.

Affiliate Marketing

If you don’t have the time or the inclination to sell your own products and services, then you can sell someone else’s and earn a commission on every sale you make. This is called affiliate marketing, and it accounts for as much as 15% of the digital media industry’s revenue.

Think about the kinds of products and services your audience could benefit from. eBooks? Clothes? Gadgets? Whatever it is, there are plenty of high-quality affiliate programs out there. You just sign up, generate an affiliate link, and insert it into your blog content. When customers follow the link and make a purchase, you’re credited with the sale. 

If you’re already using products and services related to your niche, contact their providers and see whether they have an affiliate program up and running. Alternatively, there are plenty of affiliate products and services you can promote using affiliate networks like:

  • Rakuten Marketing
  • Amazon Associates 
  • ShareASale
  • EBay Partner Network
  • Clickbank Affiliate

Pro Tip:

Always SEO optimize blog posts for keywords boasting plenty of monthly searches and little competition. This is the easiest way to rank quickly on search engines like Google and Bing.

Sponsored Posts 

As your blog grows, you can start charging companies for writing about their products/services on your blog. This is a specific form of influencer marketing. As such, unless you’re already driving vast volumes of traffic, this isn’t a suitable monetization strategy for new bloggers just getting started. However, it’s certainly worth bearing in mind for the future. 

When we think of influencer marketing, we usually conjure images of our favorite Instagrammers and Youtubers. However, influencer marketing in the blogosphere is huge. Over 63% of businesses already using this marketing method plan to increase spending this year.

On a similar note, if you’re producing great content that showcases your writing chops, you may start scoring freelance writing gigs. For influencers and full-time freelancers alike, these opportunities can be incredibly lucrative, with some freelancers charging as much as $200 per 500 words!

Tools to Help You Monetize Your Site

You can add PayPal buttons to start accepting customer credit and debit card payments. It doesn’t matter whether you’re selling physical or digital products or collecting donations; PayPal enables you to start processing online payments in a flash. 

Here’s To Your Success!

The GWC Team

Make A Podcast Out Of Your Blog!

Making a podcast out of your blog breathes new life into the work you’re already doing, you can make your unique blogging voice actually audible! By converting your blog into a podcast, you’re leveraging the power of audio to grow your brand, audience, and income; without any extra work. Hundreds of millions listen to podcasts every day, and they’re constantly looking for fresh voices and perspectives. Whether you have a built-in Word Press audience to bring over or not, an audio extension of your blog means another avenue for exposure to your existing followers and new ones.

A podcast version of your Word Press blog also introduces an entirely different audience to your work, and frees listeners up to do what readers aren’t able to: multitask! There are, of course, many benefits for readers fully immersing themselves in the written content of a blog. But audio enables listeners to consume your work while performing everyday activities, like going for a walk, driving, cooking, relaxing or simply exploring something new.

Your blog can almost literally do the talking for you, with direct text-to-speech, similar to an audio transcription of an article. This is a great option for blogs less dependent on top-notch production value and more focused on the content itself; such as well-researched news, sports, essays, and wellness stories. With text-to-speech conversion, your blog can be podcast-ready in a few minutes.

You can get more creative, too, by using your blog as a jumping-off point to host an audio discussion about the blog topic. Or let your blog serve as inspiration for a more traditional podcast, where you host and interview guests, record scripted segments, and much more, in ways amplified by audio!

There are a number of different ways to turn your Word Press blog into a podcast. The amount of work it takes can be surprisingly minimal or more hands-on if you like. Whether you just want to create an audio version of your blog, expand your blog concept to a different platform, or simply try your hand “and voice” at a new medium, there’s a podcast structure for you. Most importantly, your written work means you’re not starting from scratch.

Here’s To Your Success!
The GWC Team

Making Your Business Reachable…

Google It!

What’s the first thing most people do when they’re trying to find a local business? They Google it. So if you have a brick-and-mortar store, you’ll want to start by ensuring anyone doing a Google search is able to find it. People expect to access information without doing a ton of research, so it’s important that all your key information, such as your location and store hours, appears in search.

Google My Business is a website that allows you to enter basic information about your business, such as the address, phone number, type of business, and your business’s website. Once you’ve visited the site and entered that information, potential fans can find your business when they perform Google searches or turn to Google Maps.

You can even include photos of your store and products and allow visitors to write rave reviews about your fantastic customer service. If you’re keeping your store open longer through December in order to prepare for the holiday rush, Google My Business will let you make adjustments to reflect the seasonal changes in your hours.

By using Google My Business for your store’s online presence management, you have the potential to increase the number of shoppers who walk through your door and make purchases.

Go Social!

Posting your business info to Google is extremely useful, but you’ll also want build a broader online audience. For this, social sharing channels such as Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram are going to be your best friends. Start by considering which site to focus on. If you create visual products, your best bet is a more visual platform such as Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram, where you can show photos of your completed products.

Twitter can be a great tool for engaging with your potential audience, starting conversations, and making connections. If your business is searching for publicity via bloggers, Twitter allows you to engage with them and build an organic audience from those interactions.

You can search for hashtags your audience would be likely to use, such as #campinggear and #sportswear, and then start interacting. Retweet others’ posts with your own commentary, ask them questions, and engage so that they know who you are. That way, they’ll be more likely to think of you the next time they’re looking for sports wear or camping gear.

And remember: staying consistent is ultimately more important than which platform you decide to use. Just Work On Growing A Strong Online Presence on one or two social media platforms rather than trying to win them all. And since your ultimate goal is to draw visitors to your own website, make sure the URL is clearly listed in your bio and directs people to your homepage or contact form.

Driving the search

You gave Google your business information, and then you began building your audience. Now it’s time to focus on search results, which is where Google Search Console comes in. Google Search Console helps website owners “monitor and maintain their site’s presence in Google Search results.”

Basically, it ensures Google has access to your website and can better position it in Google searches. It also lets you see what terms users type into Google search to land on your website, learn which other websites link to your site, monitor your website for malware or spam issues, and alert Google if you have new content you want to show up in searches.

Google Search Console offers a tool called Fetch as Google. You type in your business’s website, which tells Google to check out the website and include it when people search for keywords. There’s also a handy tool called Search Analytics, which shows you which other websites link to your online store.

The most important thing to remember when using these tools is that your website should remain the center of all the action. Although powerful, they’re intended primarily to complement your website, Drive Traffic to it, and, eventually, give your business that many more reasons to thrive.

Here’s To Your Success!
The GWC Team

Finding Relevant Conversations…

The first step in joining a cultural conversation is to figure out what topics your fans are passionate about and what conversations they’re engaging in. These online discussions may center around pop culture topics like TV shows, movies, or books, or they might be based on more serious topics like world events or politics.

As suggested above, finding trending conversations can be as simple as seeing what news finds you naturally.

If there aren’t any news stories naturally coming to your attention, there are also tools you can use to find trending topics online. For instance, Google Trends provides a list of the most popular daily searches, and you can narrow down the lists to what’s popular in each country.

Best Practices To Follow (Brand)

There are certain rules that businesses should follow when engaging in cultural conversations, especially ones that have potential to be controversial.

1. Choose the right platform

Many people participate in online discussions about popular topics, and if you want your brand’s message to be heard, it’s important to use the right platform.

You’ll want to find the social channel where the bulk of the discussion is taking place, whether it’s Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Reddit, or somewhere else. Twitter is often the go-to platform for live updates on TV shows, while Reddit is home to a lot of political commentary.

2. Stay true to your brand

It can be tempting to jump into cultural conversations just because everyone is talking about them, but the “bandwagon” mentality often gets brands into sticky situations. It’s often better to stick to topics that are within your niche and are relevant to your brand and its customers.

You’ll also want to maintain consistent messaging. If your brand is known for its fun, tongue-in-cheek tone, it may not be the best idea to switch gears and provide social commentary. You don’t want to make light of a serious situation, and it’s important to stay true to your brand in order to show fans who you are and what you stand for.

3. Get ahead of conversations

Once you’re comfortable participating in these types of online discussions, you may want to try facilitating your own cultural conversation. If there’s a topic in your industry that you feel is worth talking about, try planning a marketing campaign that could spark a social conversation with your followers.

Taking part in cultural conversations can seem daunting at first because of the high stakes involved. But if you follow these guidelines, you’ll help protect your brand and may find yourself becoming part of a big cultural moment.

Here’s To Your Success!
The GWC Team

Check On Your Competitors’ Facebook Ads!

If you’re running Facebook Ads, but they’re not attracting any engagement or converting visitors, then check on what your competitors are doing.

To find out information about your competitors’ ads, go to their Facebook page, and on the right side, you’ll see Page Transparency box. Click See More to expand the box.

Next, click on Go to Ad Library to see the advertisements your competitor is running.

Facebook will list all the ads and you can filter them based on the location. If you click View Ads, it will show the details of the ad. You can then use this information to create ads of your own to get traffic, conversions, and engagement.

Promote Content On YouTube Within The First 24 Hours

After Facebook, YouTube is the leading social media platform. There are nearly 2 billion active users on YouTube as of July 2019. The statistics show the importance of having a YouTube channel for your business.

That said, the first 24 hours for your video are very important. When you upload a video, it will rank immediately on YouTube. But, if you want it to stay at the top, you need instant engagement like views, comments, and likes.

To do that, promote your video as soon as it’s live. Send out an e-mail blast to your subscribers, run a push notification, share the video on other social platforms, and use automated messenger bots to promote your video.

Ask Influencers To Write And Share A Testimonial

If you haven’t tried Influencer Marketing, then trust us, you’re missing out. Influencers can kick-start your website and give a boost in traffic. A great marketing trick to do that is to include testimonials from influencers on your site and ask them to share it with their followers.

To get testimonials, look for influencers in your market niche that people trust and follow. You can filter influencers by searching your niche on social media channels like Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Then look at the number of followers for each influencer and their recent activity.

After finding the right influencers, approach them to try your products for free and write a testimonial. You can then include these testimonials on your website and ask them to share the page on their social accounts. A single tweet by an influencer containing a link to your website can bring in thousands of visitors within minutes.

Here’s To Your Success!
The GWC Team

Display Social Share Counts On Your Posts!

Another marketing trick to show social proof and boost your traffic is by displaying share counts of your posts. It helps in building credibility and showing the popularity of your posts.

Social share counts show the number of shares your content received and include social buttons for different platforms.

It also encourages visitors to share your post on their social media, and as a result, you get more traffic and followers.

A simple tool to display social buttons and count is by using a WordPress plugin called Share Counts. It’s easy to use and implement on your website. And with its wide range of customization options, you can select how you want to display social share buttons.

Create Videos On Facebook To Get More Engagement

Facebook is the leading social media platform and gets 8 billion video views daily. This shows that if you’re going to promote your brand or website on Facebook, you’re better of creating a video. You can create simple videos using any device or software and upload it on your page to get engagement.

Facebook also reports that users spend 3x longer watching live videos than normal videos. Live videos are even easier to run as you can use your smartphone or laptop to start a live stream from anywhere.

To drive traffic to your website from Facebook videos, do remember to include a call to action. You add the link to your site in the description and ask the viewers to click on it for more information.

Answer Questions On Facebook With Your Relevant Content

Comments play a huge role in how successful you are in promoting your content on Facebook. It’s a big part of its algorithm. And it means more comments you generate, more reach you’ll get.

A great way of generating more comments is by asking questions in your replies. And to direct traffic from comments to your website, you can post links to relevant and useful guides to user’s questions.

For instance, if a user comments on your Facebook post about Landing Pages, you can reply to their query and leave a question at the end, like which is your favorite platform? If the followers reply, where can they find your favorite platform for creating Landing Pages, you can give them your favorite as a solution.

This creates engagement and more users will participate in the discussion. What happens as a result is that your Facebook post gets attention, and you can drive more traffic to your website.

Here’s To Your Success!
The GWC Team

Instantly Attract Visitors Through Push Notifications!

Push notifications are clickable messages displayed on your user’s desktop or mobile. They are a great trick for bringing instant traffic to your website.

These notifications appear when users are not visiting your website. You don’t even require them to open their browsers. It instantly notifies them of a new post you wrote or an amazing deal on your website.

Since push notifications require permission from visitors, it means they’re interested in your website and what you’re offering. So, there is a high chance they’ll click on your push notifications.

There are many tools that you can use to run push notifications, like OneSignal.

Run An E-Mail Campaign To Promote New Content

E-Mail Marketing is a strong tool to have in your toolkit to increase traffic on your website. E-Mails help you connect with your audience. You can inform them about new products, latest releases, updates, or new content you published.

You can start by sending out e-mails to your subscribers. These are people who opted into your e-mail list or agreed to receive marketing messages from you. So, you have a better chance of getting a good open rate and attracting visitors.

Here’s To Your Success!
The GWC Team

Re-purpose Your Existing Content For Social Media!

One of the problems many content creators face is of coming up with new topic ideas. But what if we told you that there is a marketing trick to drive traffic using your existing website content?

To start, simply go to Insights and then Reports and under the Overview report, scroll down to see your top content. Then, you can re-purpose an old piece of content for different channels.

For instance, if you have a blog on 10 tips to clean your car, you can re-purpose the content by creating a video tutorial on YouTube or create short videos for Facebook and Instagram.

Next, you can create slides of the tutorial and share it on SlideShare. Another approach could be to turn the content into a podcast. There are unlimited options, and you just need to find the right content type for the channel you’ll be using for promotion.

Reach A Whole New Audience

Have you created an amazing piece of content that you know your audience will love, if you could only get their attention?

Here are a few ways to promote your best content to the right audience so you can drive more traffic to your website.

Find Partnership Opportunities From Referral Traffic

By now, you must have read in many places that you should be doing guest posts. That’s true as guest posts help promote your brand, get back-links from high authority websites, and can drive tons of traffic.

But how do you find which type of content gets you the most back-links and generates traffic from guest posts?

Find Popular Forums And Participate In Driving Traffic

Another marketing trick to grow your traffic is to actively participate in forums. If you’re just starting out and don’t have many followers, then forums are a great way of driving traffic to your website.

Now, there are many types of forums you can join, but it all depends on your industry. Some popular forums like Quora and Reddit cover numerous topics and you’re most likely to find your niche easily.

But if you’re finding it hard to find a forum for your topic, you can try entering forum+[your topic] in Google. It will bring up different forums results relevant to your topic.

Once you’ve found the forums, start participating and become an active member to build a profile. Then, share relevant links as a solution to answers in the forum to drive traffic to your website.

But do remember to follow the rules of the forum or risk getting banned.

Some forums even let you create original content. You can write a post and link your website as a source. This will not only get you traffic but also help you get a back-link for your website.

Go On A Podcast As A Guest

If you’re looking to build a healthy community and create relationships with your audience, then podcasts are a great option. They can attract visitors, help build and promote a brand, and make you an influencer.

The beauty of podcasts is that they can be on anything. But creating a podcast, attracting listeners, and then managing it takes time. To get an instant boost in traffic, a simpler marketing trick is to go on other’s podcasts as a guest.

To go on a podcast, the first thing you’ll need to do is find podcasts that your audience would listen too. You can visit different platforms like iTunes, Spotify, and Google Play and search your topic to find podcasts.

Next, visit the website of each podcast and find their e-mail addresses. They’re usually available in the contact us section or you can visit the social media page of the podcast host to get in touch.

Then draft an e-mail and pitch the podcast hosts. In the e-mail, tell them how interesting their podcast was and how you can contribute to their podcast as a guest.

You can also add your experiences and stories in the e-mail to make them interesting. For instance, you can include things like how you grew your revenue by 105% or using this simple trick we tripled our user engagement.

After sending the e-mail, you can follow up (politely) if you don’t get a response.

By continuing this practice and appearing multiple podcasts, you can start building an audience, establish yourself as an expert on a topic, and promote your website to grow your traffic.

Another benefit of going on other podcasts is that you get a mention or a free back-link in the podcast notes. This sends a good signal to search engines, which then boosts your rankings.

Here’s To Your Success!
The GWC Team

Create Surveys & Send A Press Release To Increase Traffic!

By Creating Surveys, You Can Increase User Engagement. Keeping users engaged is important for bringing in regular traffic to your site, as people like interacting with brands.

But what type of surveys should you create? And how can you drive traffic from them?

We found that running online surveys doubled our engagement and increased our web traffic. First, we selected a topic that was relevant to our business.

But to make it appealing for everyone, we looked up trending hashtags and added them to our tweets to increase its reach.

Using the results from our survey, we created a content piece. Then to promote it, we sent out a press release. As a result, our piece of content was picked up in Google News and other high traffic websites.

Then we created content and used free press release websites like PR.com to promote our content.

You Can Checkout Our Survey Platform And Get More Info On How To Create Your Surveys By Clicking On This Link.

Add Quizzes On Your Website

One way to get an instant boost of traffic is to add games to your website. But which type of games should you add to grow your website traffic?

Quizzes are the hottest type of games you can run on your website. They can quickly go viral on social media and flood your website with traffic.

Here’s To Your Success!
The GWC Team

Consider Adding A.M.P. Compatibility!

Is your website mobile optimized? No? Then you’re missing out on a lot of traffic.

Mobile is an important part of today’s digital marketing strategy. Even Google has gone mobile-first in its ranking algorithm.

With the increasing use of mobile and people consuming more content on their smartphones, your website should provide great user-experience on mobile devices.

A useful trick to make sure you don’t lose any mobile traffic is to implement A.M.P. or accelerated mobile pages on your site.

Although it isn’t the best option for everyone, as it removes some of the features of your website to speed up the load time of your webpages on mobile.

But it does provide a better mobile experience for users. Using an A.M.P. WordPress plugin, you can enhance your mobile website experience. This increases your chances of ranking on search engines and attract visitors.

Encourage Social Sharing

Another great source of traffic besides search engines is good old fashioned social sharing: getting your visitors to share your content with their friends, family, and followers.

If you can convince enough people to share your stuff, you just might go viral!

Here’s how…

Create A Viral Giveaway To Attract Visitors

Giveaways are a great marketing trick for increasing your website traffic. You can create contests and offer rewards to visitors for their participation.

Giveaways not only generate user engagement, but they also help you increase your e-mail subscribers and promote your brand.

There are many giveaway tools that you can use to build a campaign, but the most user-friendly and lightweight plugin is RafflePress.

It’s the best WordPress giveaway plugin to create beautiful giveaways thanks to its drag and drop builder.

To encourage your visitors to share the giveaway, you can ask them to…

For each action, they’ll get additional entries in your giveaway. You can even allow daily entries to get even more viral traffic!

Here’s To Your Success!
The GWC Team

Optimize Your Content For Google Search Snippets!

Another great optimization marketing trick we have for you is optimizing your content for Google Search Snippets.

A featured snippet is a search response shown at the top of a search engine results page that contains a summary of the answer taken from the page.

The results from featured snippets vary depending on industry and query, but some research shows a 10% increase in traffic (from 20% to 30%) and a 6% increase in click-through rates (from 2% to 8%). That’s pretty amazing! You can optimize for featured snippets by using keyword research, S.E.O., formatting, and monitoring the results over time. 

Increase Your Website Loading Speed with C.D.Ns

There is nothing more frustrating than a slow-loading website. It’s a big turn off for your users if they open your website and it doesn’t open in time. They’re most likely to hit the back button and not recommend your website to others.

That’s why you should use a C.D.N. or content delivery network to boost your website’s load time. A C.D.N. has its network of servers and minimizes the distance between your user and your site’s server.

It delivers the content of your website quickly to anyone trying to access your website. C.D.Ns not only improve user experience but also gives good signals to search engines, which means Improved Rankings And More Traffic.

Here’s To Your Success!
The GWC Team

Use L.S.I. Keywords In Your Content!

Another marketing trick to boost search engine rankings and increase your traffic is to use L.S.I. keywords in your content.

L.S.I. or latent semantic indexing keywords are words or phrases Google’s algorithm uses to understand the quality and relevance of user’s search terms.

For example, if you search for the best burgers, Google will look for words like a beef patty, crispy chicken, jalapeno, tomatoes, cheese, fries, and lettuce. These are words used in the top search results and help the search engine match what users are searching for.

You can find L.S.I. keywords for your blogs by using free online tools like Answer the Public and L.S.I. Graph. A premium tool like SEMrush will give you more tailored suggestions based on what’s already ranking in Google.

Just enter the search term and these tools will bring up a ton of results. Then use these words and phrases throughout your content to Rank Higher And Drive More Traffic To Your Site.

Here’s To Your Success!
The GWC Team

Improve C.T.R. By Using Power Words In Your Headlines!

Did you know that if your headline is 6 – 8 words, it can increase your click-through-rate (C.T.R.) by 21%? Amazing, isn’t it?

You can look up C.T.R. of your website pages in search console reports; and then see which post is performing the best and which needs optimization.

Then to improve C.T.R., you can add power words in your headlines. These are words that spark an emotional response and persuade users to click on your link.

For instance, power words like ridiculous, simple, and less than, make the headline attractive and will lure visitors to click on the URL.

You can check out power words to increase your website’s C.T.R. and boost traffic.

Add FAQs to Address Common Questions

Another marketing trick to increase organic website traffic is to add People also ask questions on your content.

As you enter a topic in Google, you’ll see a list of questions (usually 4 at a time) shown by the search engine. The number of questions increases as you click on any one of them.

Using these questions is A Great Way Of Driving Traffic To Your Site. You can use them as subheadings if you’re writing a new article. But the easiest way to add these to your existing content is by adding a Frequently Asked Questions section at the end.

Make sure to state the question exactly as it appears in search, and then answer the question in a simple and brief way directly after. If your content appears as answers to these questions, you will see an immediate increase in traffic.

Here’s To Your Success!
The GWC Team

Focus Your Optimization On The Right Content!

Did you know that 92% of all searchers ONLY click results from the first page?

If you’re looking for ways to grow your website traffic, you should know that moving from the 2nd page to the 1st for your target keywords will make a huge difference.

How do you know what page your content is ranking on? You can use Google Search Console reports to see the keywords your users use to find your website, and what position you rank for those keywords.

From there, you’ll know which pages you should focus on optimizing in order to Get More Traffic To Your Website. To identify the top keywords, you can go to Insights » Reports and then click Search Console from the top. For each keyword, you can see the clicks, impressions, CTR (click-through-rate) and average position.

Using the average position for each keyword, you can see where they are ranking on Google. You can then optimize the lower-ranking keywords to improve your rankings and boost your site’s traffic. Content that’s already ranking on the 2nd page of search results usually doesn’t take too much work to reach the 1st page – and it will get a LOT more clicks there.

Here’s To Your Success!
The GWC Team

Get More Traffic From Your Existing Content!

Do you have plenty of great content on your blog, but struggle to get traffic to it?

Optimizing your content to rank high in search engines is a smart way to drive more traffic to your website, without having to create all new content. Unlike with paid ads, search engine traffic only grows over time. Plus, besides the time you invest in your content, it’s free.

Let’s look at some smart marketing tricks for getting more traffic from Google.

After finding new topic ideas and identifying top keywords, you should optimize your existing pages, so they rank higher on search engines.

In the analytics report, you can find which content pages have the best average duration, visits, and bounce rate. Now, scroll down the report and see which content pieces are not doing so well. Pick these pages for S.E.O. optimization.

For instance, it might suggest increasing keyword density, outbound links, internal links, adding keywords to your meta title and description, S.E.O. title width, and more.

By analyzing high-value pages on your website, you can improve their search engine rankings and Drive Traffic To Your Website.

Here’s To Your Success!
The GWC Team

Create Geo-Targeted Content!

To increase traffic, you can start by looking at the countries from where most visitors visit your website. By identifying these regions, you can create content and offerings to attract more people to your website.

You can find the location of your website visitors by looking at your Google Analytics reports. In the Overview report, scroll down and you’ll see the top 10 countries that bring in the most traffic.

Using the data from Google Analytics reports, you can create content that appeals to visitors from your top regions.

For instance, if you have a food blog, you can create content for users from the United States, like 15 restaurants to try when you’re in New York. Or if you write about Web Hosting and get a lot of visitors from India, you can write about the best Indian Web Hosting Companies.

By writing posts for your specific audience, you have a better chance of attracting visitors and increasing your website traffic.

Here’s To Your Success!
The GWC Team

Look At Related Searches for More Ideas…

In addition to Google suggest, you can also look at the related searches offered by the search engine. When you type in a search term and hit enter, scroll to the bottom of the page. You’ll see more related searches by Google.

These also provide excellent keyword ideas that you can use in your content, as people are searching for these topics. They increase your chances of ranking on Google and will help bring in regular traffic to your site.

Also… Get Ideas From What Your Competitors Are Doing!

Do you want to stay ahead of the game? Then why not check on what your competitors are doing and borrow some ideas?

By looking into what others in the industry are practicing, you can fine-tune your S.E.O practices, Find The Right Keywords, and Discover Back-link Opportunities.

By using the analytics tool, it will give you instant information about the organic keywords, traffic, top-performing content, back-links, and much more.

Next, you can see the topics your competitors are writing and are getting traffic. Using these topics, you can create a post on your website and take a peace that traffic to your site.

You can also see the top organic keywords reports of your competitor. By using these keywords, you can increase your website traffic from search engines. Simply add them to your existing pages or create new posts around the keywords.

Here’s To Your Success!
The GWC Team

Use Google Suggest To Find High-Traffic Blog Posts!

Looking for more blog post topics that are likely to Get A Lot Of Traffic?

A quick and easy hack for finding keywords and identifying high traffic topics is by looking at the suggestions from Google.

Google suggest are the recommendations that appear as a drop-down when you type in a keyword before hitting “enter”. These are potential keywords you can use in your content to boost your rankings.

For instance, if you type in the search term keyword tool, Google will suggest topics like keyword tool chrome extension. This could be heading you toward what you would want to cover in your blog.

Here’s To Your Success!
The GWC Team

Identify Existing Content And Re-purpose It!

Do you offer downloads on your website? Maybe a white paper, PowerPoint presentation, or spreadsheet?

If not, you’re missing out on an incredible opportunity to Drive Even More Traffic To Your Website.

Once you know your most popular downloads, you can re-purpose that same content as a new blog post. Google probably won’t rank your PowerPoint high in search results, but if you put all that information in a blog post, you can start getting search engine traffic to it.

Here’s To Your Success!
The GWC Team

Plug The Leaks In Your Content…

Do you know why people leave your website? Some are hitting the back button, sure. But many others are clicking on external links to other websites.

Do you know which external links on your website are getting the most clicks? If you’re using a Google Analytics tracking code, you can automatically tracks your outbound links.

This is incredibly valuable data. When you can see exactly where your visitors are leaving your site, you can easily plug the leaks.

For example, a lot of people are leaving your site to watch a video. What if you just embedded that video in the page itself?

You might be thinking – Sure, This Is A Great Tip, but how does it Drive Traffic To My Website?

This is actually a great way to get more content ideas. Once you know the content that people are looking for outside your site, you can create a better version on your own site. Not only will that plug your leaky links and keep existing visitors on your website, but that new content will also attract new visitors who are similar to your existing audience.

Here’s To Your Success!
The GWC Team

Find Top Landing Pages And Popular Posts To Create Similar Content…

Another easy trick for increasing your website traffic is by creating content similar to what’s already working. And the best way to find out which type of content gets the most traffic is by looking at your Top Landing Pages and popular post types.

Let’s say you have a tech website and you publish all kinds of topics like product reviews of the latest smartphones, tutorials about fixing bugs, and latest news about tech gadgets.

But from the report of top landing pages, you see that product reviews get more traffic than tutorials or news. So, you can create similar content to attract visitors and Increase Your Website Traffic.

And if you want to know which type of content works the best, go to your Google Analytics report and see which type of content your visitors are looking for and you can create similar content for them.

Here’s To Your Success!
The GWC Team

Identify High-Traffic Topics…

To truly get massive website traffic, your content strategy needs to be tailored to your audience. When you create exactly the content they’re looking for, you’ll attract more and more people to your website.

But how do you know exactly what kind of content your audience wants?

Here are a few smart marketing tips to get you started.

1. Laser-Target Your Visitors’ Interests

One smart way to increase your website traffic is by identifying the interests of your visitors and then tailoring your content to those interests. How do you find out your readers’ interests? The easiest way is with Demographics and Interests reports.

Using Google Analytics you can get an idea of what people are interested in your website. You can then create and promote content that matches the interests of your visitors.

For example, if your site visitors are interested in Video Content; a smart marketing trick would be to Create Video Content To Add To Your Site. To identify more of what your visitors are interested in, you can also look at which are the most popular categories and tags on your site. Once you know which categories and tags are most popular, you can focus on creating content that works.

Here’s To Your Success!
The GWC Team

Step#15: Set Up Your Customer Service Helpdesk…

One of the turn downs for customers is the slow response of a customer service helpdesk or, in some cases, the complete lack or a customer service helpdesk. I believe you, as a customer, have experienced this as well.

When you desperately need help with something, it can be really frustrating when the response from the service helpdesk is slow – especially if you are a customer who has already paid for a product and then some.

So, as a product vendor, you need to make sure that you’ve set up your customer service helpdesk before the launch.

Just in case of any problem occurs in your launch, there is someone who can attend to the customer right away. Customer service helpdesks can help to turn a bad situation into a profit and that is why they should be set up properly.

16#: Schedule Follow-Up E-Mail Series (During & Post-Launch)

For those who are not familiar with Follow-Up E-Mail Series, they are a series of e-mails that are sent to the subscribers on your respective lists.

The contents of these e-mails can be anything from a newsletter, blog posts, articles or even the latest product offers. The purpose of these e-mails is so that the subscribers are still actively hearing from you, after they initially opt-in to your mailing list. It is a good way to keep your list active and you get to constantly engage them through a series of pre-planned e-mails.

Another reason to send Follow-Up E-Mails is so that the subscribers don’t forget who you are. They are your subscribers, which means they are most likely interested in any product you are going to sell in the future. But you can’t be quiet and suddenly pop up one day with an offer.

You have to keep in touch with them, even when you are not trying to sell to them. It’s all about catering to your fan base and the more engaged you are with them, the likelier they will be inclined to purchase from you when you launch your product.

When it comes to your current launch, scheduling your Follow-Up E-Mail Series can help to promote your other products to your new subscribers. It’s also a great way to continue promoting your launch and extra bonuses to them, in hopes of getting an extra sale or two.

Here’s To Your Success!
The GWC Team

Step#13: Implementation Of Visual Aids…

While words can only carry out limited messages, visuals can do the rest for you. We know that visuals always work better than just texts and numbers, especially when it comes to grabbing attention.

The implementation of visuals can be a powerful aid for your Call-To-Action. For instance, you can add a countdown timer at the top of your sales page when you are giving out a limited time offer for your subscribers.

The countdown timer serves the role as a catalyst to speed up the time they make decision. It creates a sense of urgency, whereby they need to make a decision fast or risk losing out on the offer.

Another example can be seen in the discount technique or Price Slashing technique. In this case, you will state the original price, slash it off and replace with the discounted price.

Can you see the impact of the visuals in your sales page now? You can conduct a split test to test out the conversion rate between the sales page with and without visuals as well.

14# Banner Ads & Social Media

If you have an active website or other webpages, there’s a stream of traffic that you can tap into. All you need are banner ads.

Banner ads are a form of online advertising. Web banners are embedded into a web page and serve as advertisements. They are intended to divert traffic to a specific website. When it comes to product launches, banner ads are usually linked to your sales page or sales letter.

You can also share your banners with your affiliates, so that they can use them on their own sites and landing pages, as tools to promote your product launch. With banner ads, you get to make the most out of the web traffic that you and your joint venture partners receive on a daily basis.

As for social media, you want to share your product launch details on your Social Media accounts, especially if you are connected on these networks with people from the niche your product launch is related to. This not only might help you get more affiliates and boosts sales, but it will also add to your overall credibility.

Here’s To Your Success!
The GWC Team

Step#11: S.E.O.

Knowing how to configure and tweak your S.E.O. is a really handy tool to have during a product launch. S.E.O., or Search Engine Optimization, can make it so easy for people to come across your sales page when they search related keywords. By configuring your S.E.O., you are giving yourself access to so many new leads, which you might have never found otherwise.

S.E.O. can greatly increase the traffic that your sales page gets and can therefore really boost your sales as well. That’s why you see the term S.E.O. used so much when it comes to online marketing and businesses – it is truly one of those skills that is too valuable to not have.

If you get your S.E.O. done just right, you can look at multiplying your current profits without having to move away from your keyboard. When launching a new product, it’s important that you ensure your product has a strong online presence and this can be achieved by mastering the art of S.E.O..

To properly configure your S.E.O., you’ll need to take into consideration your product name, sales page URL, photo captions, sales letter content – basically anything that you post online which is connected to your launch. It might sound like a lot of work but trust me – the profits will be worth it and once you get a hang of it, S.E.O. for your launch can be completed without much hassle.

#12: Use Bonuses

To maximize your launch profits, you can (and should) offer bonuses in your first Up-Sell Offer. When you’ve successfully convinced them to buy the Front-End Product, you have already created a buying frenzy in them. You do not want the buying trend to end here when it has the possibility of snowballing and creating even more profit.

This is why you must ensure that your first Up-Sell Offer is a no-brainer offer that can’t be refused. To turn the Up-Sell Offer into a product they will grab right away, offering the up-sell with bonuses.

Small reminder here: Make sure each of the products in your sales funnel is congruent to each other when you are drafting the sales funnel. The offers should complement one another and this applies to your bonuses as well.

To give you a bigger picture on how important it is to have congruent bonuses offered with your up-sell, I want you to imagine this: What would feel if you saw the sales page for a product titled “How To Drive Massive Traffic To Your Website” that offered “Social Media Info-Graphics” as a bonus?

It feels weird, right? It doesn’t add up to have Social Media Info-Graphics offered when it doesn’t relate with the main product. For this reason, it’s very important to choose your bonuses wisely so that it brings you more profits.

Here’s To Your Success!
The GWC Team

Headline Of The Sales Letter…

The headline of your sales letter is the first thing a visitor will see right after your sales page has loaded. Hence, a headline that stirs up their desire to buy your product is really important.

A successful headline copy can keep the visitors on the page whereas a dull headline will not attract them to stay on the page and they will likely just move on to something else. As a result, testing your sales letter headline is essential.

Sometimes, it is the choice of words you used in the headline. This might involve some copy writing techniques, which is something that you will need to brush up on.

You should try tweaking a few words from your headline to conduct a split test. You’ll need to keep track on the conversion rate of the different versions of your sales pages to tell which headline works best. You’ll be surprised at how just a small little tweak can make a huge difference to your conversion rate.

Price of Product

It is worth your time to test out the price of your product. The split test for the price of product can even be done on the day of your product launch.

This will be a test that is very important, compared to the other factors we’ve discussed. It goes without saying that the price of your product and bonuses are the biggest factors that affect your prospect’s decision.

Whether they will click on the buy button or the no thanks button depends very heavily on the price of your product. To conduct a split test, you will want to create 2 sales pages with different prices, divide your list into 2 groups and each group a different link.

You must take note on this, because you will not want them to see the other page with a lower or higher price. The results of this split test can even be used as reference for your next launch.

Sales Videos

Last but not least, you can conduct a split test on your sales video as well. If you are using sales videos in your sales page, it is really crucial that they are done correctly, as they will be doing most, if not all of the selling for your product.

The main elements which you want to test in your sales video is the beginning and the ending.

Beginning of the video decides the first impression you are going to present to the visitors. As you already know, first impressions can make or break a product launch. Prepare 2 different versions of your sales video and test them out to see which one converts better.

As the beginning serves to present an encouraging first impression, the ending will serve as a call-to-action. A strong call-to-action can bring you massive number of sales, so do not overlook this when you conduct your split test.

Here’s To Your Success!
The GWC Team

Step9#: Schedule Your Promotional E-Mails (before launch)…

Promotional e-mails are what you use to promote your launch to your mailing list. It’s the easiest way to tap into your leads and get sales, provided that your list has already been effectively built up. Scheduling your promotional e-mails ahead of time can greatly help increase the effectiveness of your e-mail marketing strategy, which will then increase your profits.

Usually for a product launch, you would want to send out teaser e-mails first. Teaser e-mails are mainly a device to create curiosity and interest within your list.

The way you craft this e-mail is very important as you want to let your prospects know that something big is coming their way in the near future, without saying exactly what it is. You want to give lots of hints, without being too obvious or giving away too much – this is to pique their curiosity and also build suspense.

For your first teaser e-mail, you can expect to start sending it out a couple of weeks or at least a week before your projected launch date.

Some people choose to send out two or three teaser e-mails during the pre-launch period, so plan your schedule ahead of time. You want to space them out a bit and schedule them at the right time. This is so that you can steadily build hype with your prospects.

#10: Split Test

Split testing is a method of conducting a controlled, randomized experiment with the goal of improving the metric of a website, such as clicks, conversion rates and purchase rates. There are many other factors that you can test with.

This is what Internet marketers will usually do to improve their sales page. When the clicks or conversion rates to your page become stagnant after some time, you can conduct split tests to improve the sales page and breathe new life into it.

Here are some factors that you can test for your sales page:

Color Scheme

Firstly, you can test the color scheme of your sales page. You may not have noticed this before, but it does affect the conversion rates of your sales page. This is a really vital factor which some of Internet marketers might overlook.

For instance, let’s discuss the color of your buy button. Did you know that researchers have found that the most converting color scheme for a buy button is actually orange? According to the results, buy buttons that are orange tend to work best for sales pages, as they can greatly increase purchase rates.

This can be applied to your sign up button in your squeeze page as well. The color orange is more likely to catch the attention of your visitors. You can conduct a split test on this as well to see the results for yourself. Try one sales page with an orange buy button and another one with a green buy button, for example.

Sales Letter Formats

You can also conduct a split test with the format of your sales letter.

There are 3 types of sales letter formats:

  • Pure copy
  • Pure video
  • Hybrid.

First type is a sales letter that contains only text or copy in the sales page. This type of sales letter is usually used when there are a lot of testimonials and endorsements from the clients and JV partners.

The second type is a video sales letter. When the visitors arrive in your sales page, all that they can see is just a video. This video tells the story and sells your product. The duration of the video can be anywhere from 10 minutes to a whole hour.

Lastly, a hybrid sales letter is the combination of pure copy and pure video sales letters. This has become commonly used in online

businesses. Nowadays, people run on a very tight schedule and they do not have the time to read all the text in your sales page. Hence, marketers use video to sell. And for people who don’t have the time to sit through your video, they can always skim through your copy.

You can conduct a split test to test which of these three formats increase your conversion rate the most.

Here’s To Your Success!
The GWC Team

Step#6: Affiliate Marketers…

Affiliate marketers are sales agents who can help to promote your products online, in exchange for a commission. An affiliate will promote and sell products from vendors to their own network, so they’re a great way to reach a wider group of prospects.

Because affiliates are so integral to a product launch’s success, having a vast network of affiliates more or less guarantees you a giant increase in your revenue.

If you look at affiliate marketing from perspective of someone who is launching a product, it’s a huge bargain. A product vendor doesn’t need to pay the affiliate any money upfront whatsoever because affiliates will only be paid a commission based on every sale they initiate.

This means that there is no risk of the vendor losing any money, because even if the affiliate marketer fails to make any sales then he just won’t get a commission.

Through a network of affiliate marketers, a product launch can reach an audience base of thousands. And finding affiliates aren’t that hard either. If your product is listed in an online marketplace like ClickBank, JVZoo or Warrior+ Plus and you offer an attractive commission, the community of affiliate marketers on these websites would be more than happy to promote your product. Of course, it’s better if you actively search for affiliate marketers yourself!

#7: Endorsements

If you have big name joint venture partners, get them to write in to endorse your product. Endorsements from industry professionals and experts can give you an edge in the product launch game.

You could also compile a video of their endorsements, which you can then slide into your landing pages, squeeze pages, sales letters and promotional e-mails.

Being vouched for by a popular industry expert makes it a lot easier for your prospects to trust you and purchase your products. Endorsements are also a great way for you to really grow your network of affiliates.

Being endorsed by the big players helps to improve on your social and professional standing, so affiliate marketers will naturally be more inclined to promote your products.

Similar to testimonials, endorsements from professionals help to build on your status and credibility. But, actually, endorsements carry more weight when it comes to nailing down affiliates. And when you can grow you affiliate network, your product launch will gain much more visibility.

Remember that the more influence a person has, the more valuable their endorsement of your product launch.

#8: Target Relevant Lists (Niche)

When you collect e-mail addresses, you will usually separate and categorize your leads into different lists. One of the most common ways to categorize your list is by grouping them according to niche or labeling your list with your product name.

Depending on how detailed you want to go, you can spend a lot of time organizing your target groups into relevant lists.

Now, when you create a product launch, you will want to send out promotional e-mails to the current list of leads that you have in your possession. However, you might want to make sure that you only target the right lists – the lists that are would be interested in your current offer.

For example’s sake, let’s say you are doing a product launch for the Internet Marketing niche. You have 2 lists currently active, 1 full of leads from a previous IM product, and another list that you gathered while launching a personal development e-book.

You should not promote your current product launch to the personal development list, even if you think it’s worth a try. Yes, you might gain a few extra sales, but at what cost?

If a majority of people are subscribed to your mailing list because they are into Personal Development, how do you think they will feel if they suddenly received an e-mail on Internet Marketing?

They might take your e-mail as spam and unsubscribe from your list altogether, which will surely be a loss the next time you create a personal development product. This is why it’s better for you to only target relevant lists with your product launch.

Here’s To Your Success!
The GWC Team

Step#3: Creating A Sales Funnel…

Creating a sales funnel that is strategic is another great way to tweak your launch for maximum profits. Sales funnels are one of the most profitable tools Internet marketers have at their disposal, as they can greatly increase Earnings Per Click (EPC).

With the implementation of a Sales Funnel, you can increase your revenue without putting in extra effort for extra traffic. The Sales Funnel is a proven technique that can help you grow your profits exponentially with just a few clicks of your mouse. It is time-tested and is always used by top internet marketers around the globe.

In fact, a product launch would not be complete without a configured Sales Funnel. When you incorporate a Sales Funnel into your product launch, it becomes the main source of your income.

You can see the results almost instantly, within minutes of implementation. The sales funnel is the reason why product launches are so profitable and tweaking it correctly can even triple your earnings.

It all comes down to how well you know your target market and how well you can link your upsells and downsells. Once you’ve got these locked in, your sales funnel will do all the work for you. So spend some time getting your sales funnel up and running, then sit back and watch your profits grow.

#4: Beta Group Test

Having a beta group test your product before your product launch is another solid way to increase your product’s profitability. What you want to do is invite a group of beta testers to have a look at your product. Next, you need to gather their feedback and opinions regarding their experience using your product. You want to find out what they think – did they like the product, were they satisfied, would they pay for this product, any opinions at all.

Beta group testing is a great way for you to gather information and analyze your market more closely. The more thorough your beta test, the easier it will be to sell your product to your prospects, because you can refine and improve your product based on the initial feedback that you receive from your beta group.

Don’t worry if your product is 100% ready when you do your first beta group test – the point of a beta group is for you to tweak and refine your product based off feedback. Things like design and cover can be added later on – primarily, you want to get your content and product structure reviewed.

You’ll want to make sure that you schedule a beta group test early on in your pre-launch stage. This will give you more time to work on your end product after you get feedback – having a beta group test a day before your launch isn’t a good idea because you will have to short a time to improve on your product.

#5: Testimonials

Testimonials can really increase the success of your launch. Without testimonials, you’re just a person on the internet. With them, you build your credibility and establish yourself as someone who can be trusted and is capable of creating success stories.

Testimonials are the one of most powerful forms of internet marketing which you can apply to your launch for your own benefit. A product launch that makes effective use of client testimonials can help to increase the number of sales almost instantly.

If you’ve done a beta group test, you can get testimonials from the people involved. You want to only feature testimonials that say good things about your product and you don’t need too many – you could have less than 5 positive testimonials and that is already good enough.

The testimonials help to provide social proof regarding your company’s good reputation, as well as ridding your prospects of buyer’s fear. When people see that their peers have had a good experience with you and your product, they will be more inclined to try out your product or service.

These customer testimonials can be delivered via e-mail to reinforce the value of your business during your pre-launch campaign. You can even use them in your sales letter or sales page to encourage your prospects to click on the Buy button.

Here’s To Your Success!
The GWC Team

How To Tweak Your Launch For Maximum Profits!

#1: Set Your Launch Date and Time (And Stick To It!)

Launch day is the day where you will reap whatever you’ve sowed; it is the day you have been building towards and looking forward to. There are limited words to describe how excited you are for the launch.

Setting your launch date and time can be said to be the utmost important task you have above and beyond anything else that pertains to your launch. Of course, this means setting a date and time and sticking to it, too!

There is no hard and fast rule that you must consider when deciding on the date and time that your product will launch. However, if you have a due date, or that is to say a goal to head towards, you will be motivated to finish the job on time. With that said, it is better to have a date and time set before get started on much else.

Some of the Internet marketers choose to jump straight into Product Creation first, especially when they already have a clear-cut idea of the type of product they want to create.

However, research has proven that setting a goal can increase the engagement and motivation of a person towards the job assigned.

Also, when you have a launch date and time, you can schedule your promotional e-mails ahead and upload them to your autoresponder. This way, you can free up your time to do other important tasks while your pre-launch promotional materials do the work for you.

There is a myth about the best day to launch a product. I believe you may have heard about this before – the best days for product launching are Tuesdays and Wednesdays, because those are the days where work isn’t that busy.

While Monday is too soon after the weekend and people are still getting settled in to work, Thursday and Friday are too close to the weekend. And from that came the conclusion that Tuesdays and Wednesdays will be the most profitable days to launch your product.

In actual fact though, whether you launch your product on a Monday or Tuesday or even a Sunday, as long as you’ve mailed out the launch date and time to your list in advance, any day is a good day to launch. Do not let this myth limits your plans.

#2: Conduct a Pre-launch Campaign

This is especially important for newbies in Internet business. Conducting a pre-launch is really essential, because it is the process where you will announce your launch date and time to your subscribers.

As mentioned earlier, announcing your launch date and time ahead is really important. In the pre-launch, the promotional e-mails that you send to your subscribers are to stir up the excitement for your product launch. Let them know there will be something special and new for them coming soon.

To complete the bigger picture of what a pre-launch is, I want you to imagine this scenario: When you are informed that next Wednesday is going to be Christmas, will you start looking forward for the holiday? It doesn’t matter how small the excitement is, you already excited for the holiday that is coming soon.

Same theory applies to the pre-launch, when you inform your subscribers ahead of your launch date and time, they will start feeling the excitement for the product launch as well.

In the pre-launch campaign, it is good to keep in touch with some of the Joint Venture partners that you usually work with. This way, you can collect some new leads for your mailing list as well. A pre-launch campaign that runs smoothly will lead you to a smooth-running, profitable product launch, so make sure your pre-launch campaign is effective.

Here’s To Your Success!
The GWC Team

How To Transition From Affiliate Marketer To Product Creator!

I hope you haven’t been procrastinating!. You can find an Affiliate Product you like the looks of; start making money from it with whatever marketing approach best suits you, and then tweak this until it’s optimized. Then, once you’ve got the income working 100%, you simply swap the product for your own product; so that you start getting 100% of each sale.

Let’s see how you can go about doing just that, shall we?.

Maintain Good Relationships With Product Owners

One of the best ways to make sure you get the best treatment as an affiliate, is to build relationships with vendors and products owners. By doing so you’re seen not just as a regular affiliate, but as a loyal and trustworthy partner. The keyword here is partner.

As a result, it’s not surprising that they will bump your commission rate higher than what they usually offer to regular affiliates. In essence, there’s always room for negotiation for extra benefits by building good relationships with vendors.

Ways in which you can maintain good relationships:

  • Subscribe to their affiliate/partner newsletter to find out if there are any special launches or promotions. You want to be the first to take action on it.
  • Let the vendors know where and how you are promoting their product(s); as a way to showcase your ability and willingness to make sales.
  • Request for promotional tools that are unique to you and you only. Typically, vendors offer ready-made promotional tools which other affiliates are using too. Vendors are usually more than happy to provide something more unique for you and your audience. This may include a slight adjustments to banner ads, e-mail copy, ad campaigns and more.

Conclusion & Action Plan

So there you have it!. Tons of different methods you can use to start making money from Affiliate Products. That’s a lot of information to swallow though; so as a more direct guide, just try to follow these key points:

  • Choose your product by considering your Target Audience, the State Of The Market and the potential “Routes To Market” that you could advertise through.
  • Think as well about the product that will offer you the most profit in the short and long term.
  • If you have a channel with a big audience already, start selling through it.
  • Otherwise, set up a way to start making direct and immediate profit; most likely through Google or Facebook Ads.
  • At the same time, work on Creating An Audience for yourself – Begin By Creating A Blog In The Correct Niche.
  • Now use a combination of Social Media Marketing, Content Marketing, Video Marketing, Influencer Marketing and others; to build trust and authority in your niche.
  • You should also take this opportunity to collect e-mails (Build A Landing Page).
  • Eventually, you can start selling directly, by recommending the products you’ve selected to your audience.
  • Then try selling another product!.
  • If you’re interested in going one step further, you can also take your existing products that are selling well and swap them with a product that you’ve actually created.

And there you have it!. That’s really all there is to it – you just need to know how to really persuade your audience and you need to stick to the process; so that you fine-tune your approach. Eventually, you can be making BIG Money while you sleep!; from products you didn’t even create yourself!.

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Direct Marketing – The Fastest Way To Start Making Money As An Affiliate!

All the strategies we’ve looked at so far, focus on long-term plans to build trust and momentum; and eventually, to turn that into sales.

But what if you want to market directly and skip all the fluff?. You won’t build the same long-term business model, but you’ll make money fast and that’s what a lot of people are keen to do. Remember to combine any of the techniques we’ve learned so far. You can use a Blog and Content Marketing to gain trust and you can use Direct Marketing to make shorter-term income.

Direct Marketing basically means using your link and showing it directly to your audience. There are a number of ways you can do this.

Paid Advertising

The most obvious way to get your link out there immediately is with advertising. The best option here will be to use a form of P.P.C. advertising, which means “Pay Per Click”. With this type of advertising you only pay when someone actually clicks on your ads. This amount is predefined by “bidding” on advertising space and by setting an advertising budget.

As a general rule though, you’ll usually only pay a few cents or a few dollars at most for each click. This means that if you’re getting $30 per sale on your Affiliate Product, you’ll be able to make a lot of “mistakes”, before you stop breaking even. In general you can have less than a 2.5% success rate and still make a profit.

What’s more, if you use your advertising platforms correctly, you can target your audience and thereby ensure that you’re only advertising to people who are likely to want to buy your product.

With Facebook Ads for instance, you can target your audience based on their age, sex, location, marital status, job description and even hobbies. That means you can make sure that your fitness e-book ad only gets seen to be people who are young, male and who list “fitness” as their Hobby. Likewise, you can ensure that it’s managers who see your advert for an S.E.O. e-book aimed at small business.

With Google AdWords on the other hand, you can target by search term and this effectively allows you to get the same benefits as S.E.O. – but immediately and without any chance of it not working. So for example, you can use AdWords to target the search term “e-book on Making Money Online”. Remember, you won’t get charged if no one clicks on your ad!.

As a quick tip, consider placing the price of the Affiliate Product right in the title of the advert. This way people won’t click unless they’re at least theoretically willing to spend some money on whatever it is you’re selling.

More Direct Marketing Techniques

There are tons of other ways you can start making money immediately from Direct Marketing.

One example is to sponsor a big blogger or Social Media Influencer to use your link. Another is to provide Guest Posts with your Affiliate Link embedded in them, or a link to a Landing Page – this way there’s zero up-front investment; so you’ll be making pure profit. This is another form of Influencer Marketing.

You can also post directly onto forums, answer questions on sites like Quora, or post to Social Bookmarking Sites – just be careful not to get banned. You Can Create A YouTube Video and get a surprising number of views without having to do any marketing or legwork; and you can even hand out fliers and leaflets in person containing your Affiliate Link or Landing Page.

Another trick is to give out free e-books. If your e-book provides real genuine value to your audience; and is filled with Affiliate Links, then this can be a great strategy. Think about it: if someone e-mailed you an e-book about building biceps completely for free, you’d probably at least look at it. And if it highly recommends a product, then some people would click on the link. If you’re adventurous, you can even use Kindle to do this – giving away an e-book for free via Amazon and incorporating your Affiliate Links that way.

Advanced Affiliate Marketing Techniques

How To Win Affiliate Contests

Sometimes product creators will want to encourage a little extra effort on their affiliates, to get them to push their products even harder. This is especially common if they are launching the product for a limited time only; such as a 7 day special. They then offer cash prizes for the affiliates that bring in the most money; offering yet more incentive to this particular form of incentive advertising.

This example of an Affiliate Contest; which shows the prizes each affiliates could potentially win:

1st Place: $500

2nd Place: $250

3rd Place: $100

4th Place: $50

5th-10th Place: $25

This particular example shows that there’s “No Minimum”. This means that no minimum sales are required to qualify for the cash prizes. However, you will find other product owners contests, to have a minimum sales required. A minimum is used as a safety guard; in case their launch does not reach the amount of sales expected.

So how do you go about winning a contest in order to win the prizes?

Basically, you have to think that you are not only trying to sell… you’re also trying to compete. That means you need to find a way to offer something extra on top of what everyone else is offering. Try incentivizing purchases by offering bonuses to buyers – free e-books for instance, discounts on future products, videos… anything you can think of!. The best way to go about it, is to offer bonuses that are highly related to the product being sold. For instance, if you are promoting a product related to burning belly fat, you could offer bonuses such as e-books on how to get six pack abs. Another example – if you are promoting a membership plug-in, you could offer video tutorials on how to get started using the plug-in.

Offering bonuses not only separates yourself from other affiliates, but it also increases conversion rates; since your customers will be more inclined to purchase. Building your audience will also help you to get a head start on the competition this way. More Leads In Your E-Mail Database, Always Leads To More Sales at the end, so Always Make It A Priority To Build Your E-Mail Database or as Internet Marketers like to call it – “E-Mail List”.

Look for these contests and opportunities as they can provide a good opportunity to make money; and competition will only push you to try harder and do better.

Here’s To Your Success!
The GWC Team

How To Use Persuasive Writing To Make More Sales!

For Content Marketing, Sales Pages and E-Mail Marketing, “Persuasive Writing” is an absolute must; and when you get it right, you’ll be able to sell like a Jedi!.

Let’s go over some of the tenants of good “Persuasive Writing” shall we?.

Grabbing Attention

Your first goal with “Persuasive Writing”, is to Grab Attention. This is actually a big challenge these days; seeing that everyone is in such a hurry and so used to being over stimulated by adverts, sales scripts, movies and more.

In other words, there are millions of things crying for our attention at any given time; for anything, products or services promising to “Solve All Our Problems”!.

This is why a good way to start your sales script, is with a short statement; ideally something bold or maybe a question to the audience. When you do this, your audience will immediately be “pulled into your zone”. Another strategy is to leverage the curiosity of the audience – start your script with something unusual, so people are surprised and keen to read on; to see where you’re going with it.

What you mustn’t do, is start with a long waffling introduction. Think: “BAM I’m Here!”; and then let the rest fall into place.

Use Questions

Why are questions a good way to win over your audience?. Mainly because they’re naturally engaging. When we read a rhetorical question, it doesn’t only feel as though someone is talking directly to us; but it also forces us to stop and reflect on what’s being said. This way we are now engaged with the information, rather than just passively taking it in.

Use Short Statements And Paragraphs

Just as you want to start with a short, abrupt statement; you should also aim to do this throughout the rest of your text, and then move on to the next line.

Why?  Because it adds to the drama of what you’re saying. But Better Yet! It encourages your audience to keep scrolling down!.

In general, you want to avoid any long paragraphs which only have the effect of putting your audience off. Bear in mind that most of us don’t read thoroughly anymore – we tend instead to simply “skim read”, and you need to organize your text in such a way that this can work well.

Use Headers

Also conducive to skim reading is the use of headers. Headers are important because they let us jump to particular sections in the text. When used correctly; your headers should alone provide the whole story and sufficient incentive for your audience to want to buy your products.

Have A Narrative

Another way to engage your audience and to ensure they don’t leave before they’ve reached the end of the page, is to use a narrative thread throughout. In other words, your text must be based around a story from your perspective (first person).

So if you’re trying to sell a book on “Making Money Online”, you might start with the sentence:

“Only a few months ago I was really struggling with money”… Or maybe: “Want To Know How I Just Made $1,000 Overnight?”…

This works for a number of reasons. For starters, it allows us to imagine ourselves in the narrator’s shoes; which increases the “Desire Factor”. At the same time, this strategy also makes it very hard to stop reading. That’s because we almost always want to finish stories to find out what will happen – we’ve evolved to listen to stories and to wait until the end of the narrative and this can be used to the seller’s advantage. Even if they’re not interested in what you have to say, they might want to know how the story ends!.

Fears

Using the narrative “first person”, allows your readers to step into your shoes and makes you relatable. This is a great start. One thing you then want to do with that, is to voice their concerns and allay any fears they might have.

So in the case of a “get abs tomorrow” diet, the fear is of course that the diet is dangerous or that it’s a fad. You can put these concerns to rest with the first person narrative by saying:

“Of course I was worried this was just another scam like all the rest – maybe even dangerous – but nope, this time things were different!”…

Think Of The Value Proposition

Most important of all though, is to think of your “Value Proposition”. This is basically where the value lies in what you’re selling – how your product or service will tangibly improve the life of the person buying it.

The old saying goes that you sell “warm heads” rather than hats. In other word, the reader only cares about how the product benefits them.

And when you outline this, you want to really go for the feels. In other words, get them to really visualize their life after purchasing your product. If it’s a product that will make them money, then get them to imagine all the trappings of that lifestyle: travel, toys, big houses, yachts, private planes… you name it!.

Think: A.I.D.A.

As for your basic structure, your first objective is to ensure that your audience knows what it is you’re selling. Remember, they likely won’t have heard of your product before – so don’t leap straight into the pitch. “A.I.D.A.” stands for: “Awareness, Interest, Desire, Action”; and is a good outline for the flow of your sales pitch.

Use Authority And Social Cues

You can encourage people to want to buy your products by combining authority sources and social cues. For instance, tell your audience that your product is backed by science (don’t lie – find a study!), find a trust worthy testimonial and get testimony from previous customers. You have a very clear ulterior motive – so let them hear from someone who doesn’t!.

Likeability

Throughout it all; try to make yourself as likeable as possible. Countless studies show us that the more likeable we are, the more able to persuade we are.

Add Time Pressure And Scarcity

If you’ve employed all these methods, then you should have a scenario where people are excited for your product and how it can help them to change their lives. But in order to “seal the deal”, you need them to put their money where their mouth is… and this is the hardest part!.

The key now, is to get your buyers to act on impulse and not to go away and ‘think about the proposal”. Most of the purchases we make, are done on impulse and based on emotion rather than logic. If they leave us space to think about it; they almost certainly won’t come back. It’s now or never, so you need to get them to act fast!.

You can do this by using “Time Pressure” and “Scarcity”. Time Pressure means: saying they have only “X” amount of time to buy your product and that is super effective, because it simultaneously introduces Scarcity – meaning there are fewer versions of your product out there in the world. This is great; because “Scarcity” = Value!.

Here’s To Your Success!
The GWC Team

Setting Up An Auto-Responder!

In order to make your mailing list work, you need to be able to manage people subscribing and unsubscribing to it; and you need to be able to verify e-mails, store them all, back them up and generally do a lot of management.

This is where an “Auto-Responder” comes in; which is a essentially a tool, designed specifically for this purpose.

Auto-Responders are unfortunately not free; that means you need to pick very carefully, which one you’re going to use. As with Affiliate Networks, there are three big choices that people tend to pick from, and these are: MailChimp, AWeber and GetResponse. There are others but these three are the ones you will hear about most often and which generally have the most support in terms of WordPress plugins etc..

Working out which of these options is the most cost effective isn’t as simple as comparing a flat rate; as the amount you pay will depend on how many subscribers you have.

The following table can help you work out which might work best for you:

Mail Chimp:

Subscribers                             Monthly Fee

  500                                                     $10

1,000                                                    $15

10,000                                                  $75

20,000                                                $150

30,000                                                $215

40,000                                                $240

50,000                                                $265

AWeber:

    Subscription Plan                  Fee

            Monthly                               $19

            Quarterly                             $49

            Yearly                                  $194

This is on top of the monthly fee:

Subscribers                  Monthly Fee

  -500                                      N/A

501-2,500                                $10

2,501-5,000                             $30

5,001-10,000                           $50

10,001-25,000                      $130

25,001+                              Not Listed

Getresponse:

Subscribers                 Monthly Fee

1,000                                         $15

2,500                                         $25

5,000                                         $45

10,000                                       $65

25,000                                     $145

50,000                                     $250

100,000                                  $450

Try to think ahead – just because one option is the cheapest, it doesn’t mean it’s the best choice for you!. 

E-Mailing

Again, we’re going to get into persuasive writing in a bit, but just note that when using E-Mail Marketing to sell an Affiliate Product, it pays to take a more gradual approach. In other words, don’t make your first message something that’s trying to sell a product; instead, use a “Sequence”; where you start by providing value and generating trust (to get them to open future e-mails), then move on to talking about your “upcoming amazing deal” and then eventually provide the link.

The more you generate buzz and excitement around your product, the more likely you’ll generate sales.

Ready Made Software & Marketing Tools!

One of the best places for you to go to find high-quality P.L.R. Software is by join the IC Silver Club. Not only is it extremely affordable, but you’ll get High-Quality Software and Products That You Can Resell …And Keep 100% Of The Profit!.

You Will Have Access To The Following:

IC Smart Pages: Use this software to quickly build a webpage for your business in just a few minutes without needing to understand coding.

IC Smart Funnels: Use this software to create entire marketing funnels from beginning to end. No need to pay someone to connect each piece of your funnel.

IC Smart Clocks: Use IC Smart Clocks to generate real scarcity for each visitor. Discounts or sales can expire at a unique time for each visitor. Pages will update automatically when the timer hits zero.

IC Smart Products: Use This Software To Get Access To A Multitude Of Digital Product Downloads that come included With Their Own Webpages; which you can use to Sell The Products And Keep 100% Of The Profit!.

IC Smart Responder: Use this software to send e-mail blasts, and set up customized marketing campaigns for your e-mail list.

IC Smart Member: Use this software to create your own membership program. You can create your own course and upload the videos and PDF’s to begin your own membership program.

Maybe starting a software business used to sound expensive and difficult to you; but that’s simply not the case any more, when you join the IC Silver Club.

Here’s To Your Success!
The GWC Team

How To Use Content Marketing To Generate Long-Term Traffic!

Another powerful tool in Affiliate Marketing is Content Marketing. Content Marketing Essentially Means Creating A Website Or Blog, rising in prominence and then using that, in order to sell your product.

The great thing about Content Marketing is that it works so well in tandem with numerous other sales techniques. In particular, Content Marketing is highly compatible with having a Landing Page and in fact; often the objective of Content Marketing will be to send people to your Landing Page.

Content Marketing’s broader objective though, is to make you into a Trusted Expert In Your Niche. In the business, this is referred to as being a “Thought Leader” or an “Authority”. This way, when you recommend a product, people will be more likely to listen to you and to buy the product you suggest.

So how do you go about using Content Marketing?. Let’s dig in a bit deeper shall we?.

How To Get Started With Content Marketing

To start with, you will need a blog and that will be where you will publish your posts and let people know about your business. At the same time, you can then combine this with a Strong Social Media Presence, heavy branding and maybe even a YouTube Channel, such that your audience can get to know you. Be successful at this is largely about posting regularly and offering real value to your readers.

Don’t try and sell right away; instead spend your time building up trust and respect in your niche. Every time you publish a blog post, you should ask yourself: is this something you would read?. Is it comprehensive, engaging and unique enough to stand out from all the other posts in this niche?. Does it make you look like you really know your stuff?.

Spend Time Designing Your Logo And Website and then work to ensure you are creating a consistent vision that will help you to establish yourself on the net.

This might all sound like a lot of work and you might find the idea of becoming a “Thought Leader” to be nerve-wracking. However, it is very much worth it. The main reason for this, is that When You Become An Authority In Your Niche, you will not only be able to sell the one product – but really any product that you subsequently want to sell. You’ll have a direct “Route To Market”; letting you directly reach thousands of buyers who will always be happy and willing to take your advice.

This is the strategy that most Affiliate Marketers will use to become truly wealthy; but it does take a little longer. You do need to think carefully about the quality of the products you recommend though. If you promote a very substandard product too forcefully; you will lose the respect of your buyers and ultimately, they’ll be less likely to consider your future recommendations.

Promoting Your Blog

Running a highly successful blog is essentially a license to print money; but getting there is a long road ahead. This is not a case of “build it and they will come” – but rather something you need to work hard at, if you’re going to be successful. Even if you post the best quality content to your blog; on a regular basis, if no one knows it’s there, then it’s not going to provide you with much benefit.

So how do you get the word out?. Let’s dig in a bit deeper shall we?.

Social Media

One Option Is To Use Social Media and Social Bookmarking Sites. Over time, you can use social media synergy in order to build up a large following and in future you’ll be able to use that to instantly reach a huge selection of people.

In the short term though; to get those initial viewers, it makes a lot of sense to use Social Bookmarking Sites. These are sites like Reddit and Digg; where people share their favorite sites. You can also try posting to groups and communities.

The reason this is so effective, is that it allows you to communicate to a captive audience; all of whom have a shared interest in your specific subject. Thus, you can gain a massive amount of shares and reads almost immediately; as long as the title of your blog post is enticing enough.

Head to the Reddit Fitness Page (reddit.com/r/fitness) and post an article on “How To Get Great Abs” and you’ll get “downvoted” to a bad extent. On the other hand, if you post something that sounds more unique and more interesting, like: “New Study on the Best Training for Superhuman Strength”; you can potentially get thousands of views overnight!. If you’ve incorporated your Social Media into your page, this can in turn, help you to Build A Large Amount Of Twitter Followers, Facebook “likes”, YouTube subscribers, etc..

Influencer Marketing

Influencer Marketing is another form of Social Media Marketing that is incredibly effective, when used correctly. Essentially, this type of marketing allows you to leapfrog the competition, get more quickly to the point where you’re reaching a much larger audience and influencing them more.

How does this work?. Simply by taking advantage of the ground work that other marketers have already done!. Influencer Marketing means finding someone in your niche who already has a lot of influence (an influencer) and then contacting them and requesting that they broadcast a message on your behalf. You might have to pay them to do this or you might have to create content specifically designed for them to share or you might have to agree to do each other the same favor; thereby sharing your existing audiences. This technique can be immensely powerful when used correctly.

S.E.O.

At the same time, you should also be using S.E.O. to try and further your efforts in promoting yourself online. S.E.O. stands for “Search Engine Optimization” and it essentially means managing your content, your website and your marketing; in such a way that it will enhance your site’s visibility on search engines.

In the past, S.E.O. was very simple and all it really entailed was creating lots of content with your “keywords” (the search terms) in it and generating as many links to your website as possible (with the keywords as your anchor text).

Over time though, search engines have evolved and have become much smarter. A lot of Internet Marketers were using S.E.O. to manipulate their position on search engines and this resulted in them having to update their algorithms. Now search engines have become more sensitive to anything that looks like obvious S.E.O.; and instead, the only way to climb the ranks of the search engines reliably, is to update your site regularly with high quality content and to use natural language. At the same time, you still want to gather inbound links, but they should be a wide range of varied different links from different sources and that are written differently.

As such, Content Marketing and S.E.O. are largely inseparable these days. Good Content Marketing and good S.E.O., involve populating your site with lots of very high quality posts. At the same time, if you do this well, it will encourage people to share your content and link to it; out of their own free will. Great quality content that encourages sharing is what’s called “link bait”.

Guest Posting

One more strategy that still works well for S.E.O. – as long as you don’t overdo it – is Guest Posting. Guest Posting essentially means that you are writing a post for a blog other than your own and offering them to publish it free of charge. As a result, they get more content for their site and this helps them to provide their visitors with more value. But of course you aren’t just doing this out of the kindness of your heart; as in exchange you ask them to include a link back to your website along with some description about who you are (called an author box). This way, they get free content and you get a link from a well-known blog and an authority.

E-Mail Marketing

E-Mail Marketing can be used as a supplement to Content Marketing; as a separate endeavor or a bit of both. Of course the whole idea behind E-Mail Marketing is to Create A Mailing List of people who have shared their e-mail with you because they want to hear about your products, services and deals.

From there, you can then provide them with newsletters and value directly in their inboxes, or you can sell to them by promoting your best products and services as an affiliate. The links will work the exact same way directly through e-mails. The process either way is a very personal and direct way to influence your audience.

The first step in E-Mail Marketing, is to build that audience. Interestingly, you can do this in the very same ways you might get sales for an Affiliate Product (and in that way it might appear to be somewhat a step removed from this more direct form of marketing). For instance, a Landing Page can be geared up to generate e-mails and leads; this is when it’s normally called a “Squeeze Page” or “Opt-In Page”.

You can also aid this process by incentivizing your audience to sign up. You can do this for instance by giving away a free e-book, or a discount on your product. Either way, this means that they get more value simply by providing their e-mail address; which many people will view as a good deal!.

Here’s To Your Success!
The GWC Team

How To Build A Landing Page To Promote Offers As An Affiliate…

At this point, you should now have a good working understanding of Affiliate Marketing and how it works. At the same time, you should also have some ideas regarding how you’re going to find your product and how you’re going to choose the right one. Make sure to spend time on this part, as that’s what will really make the difference between success and failure.

You need to take the next step, which is actually selling the product. You have your referral URL and your account with your seller/JVZoo/Amazon… so how do you begin generating money from it?.

As you’ll see, there are various options and each has different advantages; more or less suited for different types of products. One of the most common and most popular methods, is to Build A Landing Page and then use this as your main “tool” for generating sales.

What Is A Landing Page?

Landing Pages are also sometimes known as “Sales Pages”, “Opt-In Pages” or “Squeeze Pages”. Their role is essentially to offer you a single point from where you can convert your visitors into buyers.

This is different from an e-commerce store, because it’s not a “shop”. Rather, it’s a page of text or images that all promote one single product. The text meanwhile, is going to be entirely “sales oriented” and with the sole goal of converting visitors and making the product sound amazing. This will be interspersed with “Buy Now” buttons; which will contain your referral link.

Over time, you will tweak and add to your Landing Page and this will let you create something that is optimized in its ability to make sales. Eventually, what you’ll be left with is a single destination that gives you the best shot at turning visitors into buyers. You can then focus your marketing efforts on getting people to that Landing Page.

The idea of using a landing page is to “pre-sell” your customers or in other words, warm up your visitors so that by the time they land on the actual product being promoted, they already know what to expect.

Design Tropes Of A Landing Page

Lack Of Chrome

For instance, a Landing Page will usually have no other “Chrome” on it at all. Chrome refers to things like borders and menus that break immersion, but provide the user with more control over their experience. Whereas on most websites you want your visitors to travel around and see different pages; the aim of a Landing Page is to keep them right where they are. Thus, there are no menus, no adverts and no links.

The only link that can take someone away from your Landing Page, will be the “Buy Now” button. They can leave the site by clicking back or closing the tab of course, but even that will often result in a pop-up window asking if they’re sure they want to leave!.

Thin, Narrow Design

Another common design trope of Landing Pages is to be long, thin and narrow. The idea is that the visitors will be hooked by your text as soon as they land on your page and from here they’ll then have to scroll gradually through the site.

The reasoning for this type of design is that it is more effective at immersing your visitors in your text and getting them committed to buying. As they scroll further and further down the page, they will feel as though they’re investing more of their time and effort into learning about your product.

Narrow text is also eminently readable, as it breaks it up and prevents it from being too dense. What’s more, our eyes will naturally want to flit to the next line when they get to the end of an unfinished sentence.

Finally, the narrow design of a Landing Page also means that your audience gets taken further and further away from the top of the page – which on a mobile devise will make it harder for them to leave, depending on the browser they’re using!.

Color Scheme

Colors can make a difference. Commonly, the color scheme of a Landing Page will be either red or orange largely. The reason for this is that this color has been shown to make us more impulsive. Simply seeing the color red has been shown to make people more impulsive and to raise their heart rate – as a result your audience will be significantly more inclined to click “buy” and to keep reading through the site. On the other hand, blue can symbolize trust and honesty.

Positioning

Where should you put your “buy now” button? Think it doesn’t matter?

The rule is actually quite strict; other than being interlaced throughout the website, the buy now button should go at the bottom. This is what’s known as the “terminal point”, because it’s the last point that your eyes will reach when you’re reading through the page.

Positioning your button thus is important, because it means that after they’ve read all your sales copy, they’ll then end up right on the buy button; rather than having to track around for it or read backwards. If you take a look at landing pages online, then you should find plenty of examples and if you mimic that style, you’ll be good to go.

Creating A Landing Page

The most important part of a Landing Page is actually the text. We’re not going to discuss that here though; as persuasive writing is a general skill that applies to a number of different aspects of your Affiliate Marketing strategy. We’ll come to that later…

Now, we’ll focus on how you can go about creating the Landing Page you’re going to sell from. The good news is that the nature of Landing Pages makes them easy to create. There are no menus, no animations and no fancy layouts – just a long, narrow tower of text and images.

Here’s To Your Success!
The GWC Team

How To Choose A Product To Promote And What To Look For!

Once you’ve chosen your network, or you’ve decided not to go with a network, the next thing to do is to pick your product. There are several considerations to think about and the best choice will ultimately depend on your goals and your current situation. Read below to get some ideas.

Your Current Audience

If you’re reading this, then there’s a good chance that you are already some kind of Internet Marketer or Entrepreneur. In that case, there’s a good chance you already have a website or blog, a mailing list or generally some form of direct audience that you can sell to. And as such, it makes a lot of sense to try and choose a product that will work for your existing audience. In other words, pick something in the niche you’re already in, whatever that might be.

My offer still stands by the way. As I told you before, if you are interested in getting your hands on some products to sell online; look no further!. 

I will give you an array of Done For You Products, with their own sales pages and payment processors; so you can leverage from them and get INSTANT PAYMENTS upon sales!. I will give you a 50% sales commission on each and every product you sell; deposited instantly to your PayPal Account. By the way, if you don’t have a PayPal Account, you can get one FREE at paypal.com.

I will create your personal referral link for each and every product you decide to promote, and more importantly; your own back-office; where you can keep track of your sales history and leverage on analytics; to view in real time, how your marketing campaigns are performing and see how much traffic your links are getting. This type of deal; with all its percks, would cost you $399 per year, but I’ve decided to grant you FREE ACCESS to some of my products and to my personal marketing platform for ONE WHOLE YEAR!. This way, you won’t have to invest any kind of money to get started and generate some extra cash on the side.

I will send you your own user name and password (which you can change at any time in your back-office), so you can access and manage the products you chose to promote. Let me know if you’re interested by writing me at: info@globalonlinesales.net, so I can create you personal referral links and set up your back-office!.

Here are some of the products from which you can choose:

Mega Launch Blueprint

The Big Book Of Personal Development

Affiliate Wiseguy

Webmaster Videos

Building Products That Last

Cashflow Ignition

Google Trends Money Machine

Amazon Research

Become A Magnetic Speaker

Full Fat Adsence Cash Cow

Growth Hacking 101

Cashing In On Health & Wellness

Creative Original Ideas

Arts & Crafts For Cash

Financial Intelligence

Budgeting & Finance

Maximize Communication

Social Media Authority

Home Business

Marketing Like A Pro

Search Engine Optimization Strategies – Part 2

Search Engine Optimization Strategies – Part 1

Home Business Model

Home Based Entrepreneurship

Video Pro

Make Profits In Real Estate

P.P.C. Arsenal

Business Maximizer

Boost Confidence

Building Network Marketing Affordably

Boost Network Marketing

Affiliate Commission Landslide

Cracking The CPA Code

List Building Success

List Launcher

Affiliate Marketing

Easy List Building System

Blog Authority

Proven Traffic Mastery

Lead Generation Mastery

List Authority

Website Development Supremacy

WordPress Basics

Setting Up A WordPress Blog

Video Marketing Blueprint

Streaming Profits Authority

Social Media Authority

Profitable Webinar Blueprint

Periscope Basics

Massive Webinar Profits

Brand Authority

Recurring Income With Shopify

Essential Guide To Free Traffic

Intro To Clickbank

Member Methods

123 Logo Kit

Niche Expert Blueprint

Mega Launch Blueprint

IM Business Model

The Art Of Selling Online

Online Copywriting Pro

Million Dollar Copywriting Secrets

Great To Amazing Copy

Become An Expert At Copywriting

Facebook Apps Secrets

Business Plan Blueprint

Twitter Cyclone

Creating A Stream Of Traffic

Traffic Babylon

Virtual Assistants

Managing Time Well

Coaching Authority

And Many More!

Ok, where were we… Oh yes, Conversion Rates! Let’s continue…

Conversion Rates, E.P.C., Gravity And Other Stats

Easily, the best way to determine whether a product is worth promoting, is to take a look at its product sales stats. I will show you what to look for and how to read certain stats before promoting a product. This essential skill should help you with most Affiliate Programs.

JVzoo

Factors to look for:

  • Number Of Copies Sold: Usually a product that has sold a lot, means it’s in demand.
  • Conversion Rate: You definitely want to be looking at conversion rates, as it will determine whether your visitors will turn into customers.
  • E.P.C.: Earnings Per Click is the average earnings you will get, per clicks you deliver to the offer.
  • Commission Rate: This will show what percentage rate you´ll get out of each sale.
  • Refund Rate: This is one that’s overlooked, but it´s important; for it determines how satisfied customers are after their purchase. A low refund percentage rate, will likely mean more commissions kept in your pocket.

ClickBank

Click on the Marketplace link. Now choose a category. For this example, you can choose: e-business & e-marketing.

Factors to look for:

For the ClickBank Marketplace, the main thing you want to look for is the “Gravity”. The Gravity indicates how many distinct affiliates have made sales in the past 12 weeks.

You may also want to check out the indicators and features below its listing. You’ll find whether it’s one-time billing or recurring, whether the vendor provides Affiliate Promotional Tools, etc..

That is the technical part of looking for good offers to promote. With this knowledge, you should be able to confidently determine whether a product is worth promoting or not, on any Affiliate Network.

Here are some important things that should not be left unsaid:

Your Opinion Counts!

Another important tip, is to pick something that you care about and that you’re exited for. This is a good idea, because you’ll find it’s much easier to sell something that you genuinely believe is an amazing product. If the item is something trashy or you think it’s a waste of time and money; then you can bet that your sales pitch is going to lack the Umph it needs to convince customers to purchase the product or service.

Go With What Works

You also want to avoid being too obscure or taking too much of a gamble on your final decision. The point is, that there are some online marketers, who have gotten rich selling specific products – and you have the option to sell those very same products. For this reason, it doesn’t really make much sense to sell anything else.

Is it exciting, original or daring? No – but it’s proven to work and it’s pretty straightforward. Sometimes that’s all you need; especially when you’re just starting out. That doesn’t mean that you can’t pick something in your niche that you really like though – just find the best selling options and try selling them yourself!.

Is It Desirable?

If you’re not sure how a product is performing, or you don’t know whether you can replicate the success you’ve seen others achieve with it; then you should ask yourself, whether it’s something that has the potential for making sales or simply ask yourself: Would I buy it? Would it help me in some way to purchase this product or service?.

We’ll get into selling later; as well as how to go about making someone really want to purchase your product. But briefly, one of the most important tips, is to focus on the “emotional aspect” and the “value proposition”. In other words, how will you make people really want this item? What is it that it will do for them?.

This is why “Making Money Products” are so effective; as well as “e-books” – they offer you a very concrete and significant lifestyle change or upgrade on your current knowledge on a specific subject. So, what you should be looking for is, a product or service that offers “the answer” or “the solution” to a problem or issue you might be dealing with.

The Profit

Of course another thing to think about is the potential profit you could earn from the product and from each sale. I explained in detail on stats and numbers to look out for earlier. This is what makes selling a service or a membership so appealing; because if you look at your commission over that customer’s lifetime, you can stand to earn thousands!.

You might want to compare which one you can sell for more money or which one offers you 40% versus 50% commissions for example. Now think about the volume of it you’re most likely to sell – you’ll sell a lot more e-books than desktop computers; so even if the profit is higher per unit, that doesn’t necessarily make it the best pick.

Free Materials

Some Affiliate Companies or Marketers are willing to give away extra materials to help you generate more sales; so it’s worth considering the added value that such extras represent. The best types of free materials are those that can help you to provide more value to your customers. For instance, some sellers will give you things like “free reports” that you can use to incentivize a purchase.

What’s The Market Like?

We’ve already looked at target demographics and markets in the context of subject and niche, but there are other things you have to take in consideration too. For instance, you need to figure out, what the people buying your products are like, and what else is there available for them to buy.

So if you’re selling an e-book on “making money online”, you will largely be selling to: Entrepreneurs, Marketers, Startup Businesses, etc.. This is a very good audience, because they have disposable income and are generally impulsive buyers. You also have the added benefit of selling them something that they’ll profit from; meaning they can earn back the money that they just spent!.

Additionally, this audience provides you with a very clear “Route To Market”. That is to say, there are some very clear ways you can reach them – through forums, at conferences or via certain websites.

So what about another product? Well, if you had an e-book on making money from arts and crafts for instance, you could have an entirely different market. Now you might be targeting creative students, housewives and the elderly. These markets may have less disposable income, but they’re also far less commonly marketed too; and they have some clear routes to market.

You can do a lot of guess work when it comes to choosing which market is best for your product. Generally though, the best strategy is to actually research the market first. This means, taking a look at the existing products on the market, checking out some websites in that niche, signing up for some e-mail newsletters in that niche and reading the statistics. You’ll likely find that you can learn a lot about each niche and which is best for you to venture into.

So… that’s quite a lot to consider and it might seem quite daunting!, but don’t worry too much though: to Start with a Very Safe Strategy; you can always Leverage on my 50% Commission Offering and Backoffice Management NO MONEY DOWN!.

Here’s To Your Success!

The GWC Team

Affiliate Networks Vs Other Options…

One criticism against Affiliate Networks and affiliate schemes, is that they very often tend to focus on the Digital Marketing Niche more than any other. Browse through ClickBank, WSO Pro or JVZoo and you’ll find that the majority of what’s there falls into this category.

That’s fine to an extent, but it does limit your niche choices somewhat and it means that this particular market is one that is very saturated. There are a billion e-books on making money online and there are a billion different people selling them. Your challenge here is to find a way to stand out.

If you want a broader range of products to sell, then you might choose to look to other options as an Affiliate Marketer.

Here you have a few:

Finding Products Online

One option is simply to find products online and this will help you considerably; in terms of the types of products you’ll end up selling. Take a look on the web for protein shakes, for orthopedic shoes, for diabetes treatments, etc.; and you will find that many of them have the option to “become an affiliate” listed right down the bottom. Now, all you need to do is sign up through their site and again, start selling in the exact same way with your own link!.

The same also goes for a lot of services. Gambling sites, stock brokers and more, will often offer you a commission on referrals; and the best part of this is that often this commission is for life, or while your membership is active. What this means, is that if someone signs up to a binary broker online using your referral link, you’ll then get a percentage of all the profit they make subsequently. This means you can feasibly stop Marketing eventually and still be making a huge profit while you sleep… forever!

The problem with finding Affiliate Products this way is that you’re relying entirely on the goodwill of the manufacturer; with no intervention of a third party. At the same time, you’ll generally get much lower commission. If you find shoes to sell online, you probably won’t get 30% of every sale – apart from anything else, they have much higher overheads themselves to account for.

And of course, you might also decide to try and promote a product that doesn’t have an existing affiliate program at all. In other words, if you find someone selling an e-book, a piece of software or a product that you really love, then you can just get in contact with them via e-mail and ask them if they’d consider letting you sell it for them. This way you can also negotiate the terms of your own deal. I would definitely help you out if you were interested in selling these type of products… 50% of the value of each product; for each sale you make!

The upshot of this, is that you get complete control over what you sell and you don’t have to agree to a deal that won’t work for you. On the other hand though, it also means you need to find a seller who is open to ideas and you never know what they’re going to be like to work with, until you really get in the game!

Amazon

Another way to become an affiliate online, is to sell Amazon products. Amazon has an affiliate system where you can sell their products on your site and get commission. This of course gives you access to millions of different products; which you will find makes it much easier to fit your selling needs; with your existing online presence. If you have a fitness site, you can sell dumbbells and running shoes. Likewise, if you have a website about computer games, you can sell all the games that you’re recommending directly.

Amazon also has lots of great tools to make it easier for you to sell their/your products and to manage your sales. But it also doesn’t give you very much commission… at all. When selling products on Amazon, expect to get commission of about 4%. This is pretty low indeed and it means you can sell a lot of games, books, DVDs and protein shakes and still come away with just a few dollars to show for it. But remember, after your 7th sale, your commission goes up to 6% and up to 8.5%; depending on your sales volume. So, that being said… you need to carefully consider which setup is best for you.

Here’s To Your Success!

The GWC Team

How To Get Started With Affiliate Marketing!

Top Affiliate Networks You Need To Know About

The main method through which to become an Affiliate Marketer is to start selling products from an Affiliate Network. Affiliate Networks are basically online tools that make it easy for you to find products and to manage your sales and income. Affiliate Networks give you access to popular products and they automate the entire process so that you don’t have to communicate directly with the seller. They streamline the process in other words.

When it comes to choosing an Affiliate Network, there are three main choices. These are JVZoo, ClickBank and WSO Pro. We’ll look at each of them in a little more detail below.

JVZoo

JVZoo is arguably the best choice for the vast majority of affiliate marketers in the internet marketing space. This is because it is fast and simple to use with a highly intuitive interface and because it has a broad range of products to sell. It also has fairly low fees compared to some other choices.

This is a great choice for beginners and it’s generally a good all-round choice.

ClickBank

Very similar to JVZoo is ClickBank. ClickBank has been around longer than JVZoo and has a huge library of products and community of marketers. This stands in its favour and ensures that it remains one of the most popular choices for many marketers.

On the downside though, ClickBank is also a lot more complicated and fiddly to use and is in some ways very dated. It’s enough to put a lot of people off using it and it isn’t a good choice for absolute beginners for that reason. At the same time, ClickBank also has the highest fees.

With JVZoo available as an option, you might wonder why anyone would choose to use ClickBank. Of course it all comes down to the products – and if you can only find the product you really want to sell on ClickBank, then you’ll have to make do with that setup. Just take a look at the broad range of categories you can browser WSO Pro.

The third option, WSO Pro, is a little different. WSO Pro stands for “Warrior Special Offers”, which is referring to the very well known and prolific “Warrior Forum”. Warrior Forum is a forum specifically aimed at internet marketers and webmasters. This is where they come to discuss the best methods for gaining exposure, the best ways to build websites, the best tools for social media etc..

A lot of people sell products on this forum on the section called “Warrior Special Offers” and they have the option to open the products up to affiliates as well.

WSO Pro is a great choice because the products are all created by other marketers who know exactly which kinds of things sell well and how to make sales. WSO Pro also has a very active community where you can share tips and see how other people are making money and it has the lowest fees of all three options.

But at the same time, WSO Pro also is the most limited in terms of the types of products you’ll be selling. All these products are aimed squarely at internet marketers meaning they’ll be e-books on making money online.

Other Networks

There are also many other networks for those that can’t find what they’re looking for on those three. Commission Junction was once one of the very biggest affiliate networks but was renamed to CJ Affiliate a while back. They’re one of the biggest networks but aren’t a great choice for beginners being hard to get approved and being quite complex.

DigiResults is another interesting choice that is somewhat smaller than the others we’ve looked at but has the advantage of paying out immediately (yes immediately!) into your PayPal account. It’s very flexible and free but doesn’t have quite the same wealth of products to pick from.

Here’s To Your Success!

The GWC Team

How Does Affiliate Marketing Work?

Affiliate Marketing In Technical Terms

Essentially, Affiliate Marketing relies on cookies. Cookies are small files that you can store on the computer of any online web user. These cookies can then be used to identify that user at a later point or to retrieve information about them. Cookies are what enable sites like Facebook to keep you signed in for example and they can also be used by advertising companies to show you ads relevant to your browsing history.

In the case of Affiliate Marketing, cookies are used in order to show that traffic came from your website/advert and these work alongside “Unique Identifier URLs”; which are your private gateway to that website.

Affiliate Marketing In Layman’s Terms

So in other words, you have your own address that you use to send people to the product page. They then get redirected to the main site but during the process, a cookie is stored on their computer that is basically the digital equivalent of “tell them I sent you”. Then, when they buy a product, this is logged in your profile and at the end of the week/month/quarter you get paid your due.

To get started in Digital Marketing then, all you need to do is to find a product you like and you think you can sell, sign up to the Affiliate Program and then paste your unique link in any form of marketing, advertising or otherwise. That could be a Facebook ad, it could be an e-mail or it could even be a physical flier.

We’ll look into the details in subsequent chapters but that basically outlines how the process works.

Affiliate Marketers For Product Creators

While reading this you might find that your pupils have been replaced with dollar signs as you consider all the possibilities. Truly, the ability to profit from someone else’s product is in many ways an ideal situation and especially when you know that product is a good seller and you’re getting the lion’s share of the profit! But this might also have left you wondering why it is that someone would put their products up for sale this way and why they’d offer to give you most of the profit. What’s in it for the product developer? Understanding this can help you to better understand how the whole system works and to make even better use of it.

So basically, when you let an affiliate sell your product, it means giving away profit. But at the same time, the first thing to realise is that they also aren’t losing this profit. That’s because they’re still going to be able to sell the products themselves as well – so all the sales that you make for them are extra.

They can then market their product as much as they possibly can and earn 100% profit on all that hard work. But at the same time, they’ll now also have more sales coming in from you. They might only get an extra 40% of those sales, but that’s still 40% more than they would have gotten otherwise and it’s on top of what they can otherwise earn.

Now if the product is popular, there’s a good chance there will be more than one affiliate selling it. Thus you may have a situation where you’re getting money from hundreds of people all promoting your product. And if one of them happens to be a real pro, they could conceivably bring in thousands of dollars on top of your usual profits.

This is obviously pretty awesome from the creator of that product and that is why they’re happy to give away some of their profit and some of their control.

Also worth considering though is why some people won’t offer Affiliate Programs for their products. More often than not, this is about control of the brand and reputation. If your sellers push too hard and are too forceful in their marketing, they can actually end up hurting your reputation and for this reason, you might choose to ensure that only you are allowed to sell your product.

When it goes well though, this is the ultimate “win/win” situation and a truly symbiotic relationship. Find the right product and the right seller and you can both be rich!.

Here’s To Your Success!

The GWC Team

Affiliate Marketing Vs Selling A Product…

The percentages you get for Affiliate Marketing actually are very good and in some cases you get more of the profit than the creator – a lot suggest that creators and producers give their affiliates 60% of the income as the starting point; and it’s unusual to see Affiliate Marketing get you much less than 40%.

But then again, this still isn’t 100%. So now the question becomes, why would you choose to use Affiliate Marketing when you could be getting all the profit by creating and selling your own product?.

There are many answers but the first is that you don’t have to go through the lengthy process of creating a product to sell. The sorts of things that sell very well online, are quite often digital products – which means e-books, online courses and software. Any of these things take a lot of time to create and a lot of skill – if you’re not a proficient writer, then you might struggle to create an e-book that people are going to be happy to pay for. Likewise, if you’re not a programmer, you probably can’t make the next must-have piece of software. And if it’s a physical product you want to sell, you’ll have to learn the entire manufacturing process.

Now you have two options. One is to learn the necessary skills or just to work hard to overcome your limitations. You might write and rewrite your e-book for instance, get it proofread and then rewrite it again. But it will be a slow process. You could learn to code meanwhile, or you could learn how products are designed and created.

The other option is to outsource the entire process. If you can’t write/program/design, then you can find someone who can; by going onto a site like: Fiverr, UpWork, Elance or People Per Hour. So is this a good strategy? Well yes, it can be, but it will also cost you a big upfront investment and it will mean you lose some control over the outcome. The best programmer in the world can make you an amazing piece of software but they can’t read your mind – so that software may not be precisely how you imagined it. Likewise, a good writer will try to stick to your guidelines, but unless you give them a full-length draft they’re always going to insert some of their own ideas and opinions which may be contrary to your own.

And here’s the thing: you can never know if a product is going to be popular or not. So in other words, if you spend months and hundreds of dollars creating your product, you may yet find that there’s no one interested in buying it. Of course this will then leave you at a huge loss and you’ll have to either give up or sink even more money into yet another untested idea. It’s actually quite a rough ride!.

Smart business nous will tell you instead to use the “fail fast” approach. This means testing as many ideas and products as you can to begin with to see what sticks and not committing yourself financially to any project unless you have some evidence that it’s going to be successful. When you fail with Affiliate Marketing, you lose nothing and you can thus keep trying different products until you find the one you’ll profit from best.

And what’s even better? You can pick a product that’s already selling well and that’s already getting amazing reviews. You can literally find someone online who is making a killing from selling an Affiliate Product and then you can sell that exact same product; knowing that it’s possible to get rich from that strategy. When you sell your own product and it’s not making the money you hoped it would, you may find you can’t tell whether it’s the product or your sales strategy that is holding you back. With Affiliate Marketing you know that the product works, so it’s just a matter of finding the best way to peddle it.

Now there are scenarios where it does make more sense to create your own product and ultimately this gives you more freedom and flexibility and more profit. But for a lot of people, Affiliate Marketing makes more sense at least to begin with.

Here’s To Your Success!
The GWC Team

Becoming An Affiliate Marketer!

To begin with, what precisely is Affiliate Marketing?

Simply put… Affiliate Marketing means marketing as an affiliate. This basically means selling products in order to get commission – just as you might do as a door-to-door salesman for cable TV.

Of course the life of a door-to-door salesman is a rather unpleasant one, because they’re travelling around all day, getting doors slammed in their faces and only earning money if they get fortunate enough to land a sale. As a salesman, you live and die by your ability to persuade a cynical audience and you invest huge amounts of time to try and make the sale.

Why Affiliate Marketing?

The Facts And Figures You Need To Know

As an Online Affiliate, things are a little different. Now you’ll be selling products for commission but you’ll be doing it through the web and you’ll be letting your customers come to you. You’ll have any means necessary available to you to achieve this with and you’ll be able to constantly tweak and improve the system you’re using to make sales. What’s more, you can learn from the advice and mistakes of others and in some cases even use templates. In fact, you can even outsource the marketing process!.

And because you’re investing less time in marketing this way, you can take on as many different products as you want and thereby scale up your income significantly. Moreover, you can do this “on the side” to begin with and not rely on it for your main income – it makes a wonderful supplement to your income.

The Truth About Affiliate Marketing: Facts and Figures

That’s Affiliate Marketing in a nutshell but what do the numbers say?

Affiliate Marketing has certainly been growing over the years with about 5.7% of big Affiliate Marketers starting in 2006 versus 13.9% in 2012. Most Affiliate Marketers are between 31-40 according to surveys and target B2C products (business to consumer) rather than B2B (business to business). 91% of these affiliate marketers choose e-mail marketing as their primary method of contacting customers while 60% work from home.

What’s really interesting though is the salary. While nearly 40% of Affiliate Marketers earned below $5K in 2013 and use it as a secondary source of income, the top earners surveyed earned as much as $500K (this accounted for 3.3% of marketers). 50% were earning at least $10K a year, whereas about 20% were on $50K+. Not bad! (Data from Three Ladders Marketing).

More data from Webprom shows us that UK businesses earned 14 billion GBP in 2013. This was up 15% from 2012, showing more growth still.

The bottom line? Digital Marketing is a highly lucrative job that appeals particularly to young entrepreneurs. There’s a lot of money to be made and the industry is only growing with time.

Here’s To Your Success!
The GWC Team

Boost Your S.E.O. Ranking With Pinterest!

Pinterest provides a variety of advantages for individuals or businesses trying to boost their S.E.O. ranking. These benefits include everything from in depth analytics and being able to provide direct links to your site; enabling you to add specific tags and create a brand channel.

One of the first advantages most businesses or blogs have taken advantage of, is the free and in depth analytics that Pinterest provides. It gives you the exact pin from which traffic was referred to your site. This can be used to your advantage in multiple ways. For one, this allows you to connect with the people who are out there marketing for you, give them some advice, or even thank them with online shout outs, or even a gift package. It also allows you to see what kind of pins grab your audience’s attention.

Another thing that is extremely good for S.E.O. on Pinterest is the ability to create a brand channel. This allows you to take full advantage of a very targeted marketing strategy, and to keep track of how it’s running with statistics like follower numbers and number of likes on your pins. This also allows people to re-pin things that you post, which spreads your marketing exponentially. The layout that Pinterest uses is perfect for virtual catalogs. You could have an entire board of just pictures of some of our products with direct links on where to get them.

Pinterest is also fully capable of being linked with a Facebook Account. This is great for bloggers trying to get more S.E.O., because it makes it so that anything you pin on Pinterest will show up as a link with a short preview of the content on your Facebook timeline. This can in turn promote your Pinterest, which in turn, promotes all of your other sites; creating a very large, very strong network of cross pollination, great for increasing blog views as well as S.E.O..

S.E.O. techniques can also be applied within Pinterest itself, by using tags and keywords that apply to your business or blog. Using keywords in this way will increase your standings on the searches that users do on their interests within the site. And just like in other search engines, the higher up you appear, the more likely you are to be found. But one important thing to remember about what you post is called the 90/10 rule. That rule states that only ten percent of your pins should be self-promotion, any more than that and you just come across as pompous and nobody is interested in your content.

If you are getting a lot of follows and a lot of likes or re-pins, but you’re not seeing a big jump in the views on your site; then a possible solution would be running a competition. The competition should of course have some sort of reward for the winner, but should somehow be designed to direct the users to your website to win.

Here’s To Your Success!
The GWC Team

Drive Massive Traffic With Pinterest!

Website traffic can be greatly increased using Pinterest, because the site can be programmed to give a direct link to the source of certain content. For example, if you have something on your website that you want to increase the traffic to and you post it to Pinterest you can include with the pin the original URL that the material came from, which would be your site.

This capability would be extremely beneficial to both bloggers and businesses. Bloggers can increase traffic to their sites with this; by posting an interesting image, story, recipe, or whatever applies to your blog, onto Pinterest and providing your blog’s URL with the pin. Businesses can take one of two approaches to their pins. One of those is to just put the product onto a pin and provide the URL of where to buy the product. This works well for products that people will typically be willing to buy off the Internet, such as inexpensive jewelry. This does not work so well however for businesses that sells products that aren’t typically bought online or businesses that don’t have a product. 

For either of these situations the other method would be employed, that being similar to the blogger method. Post a pin of something interesting on your website, or in some cases, just something interesting and provide your website URL as the source. If the content pinned is worthy, interesting, eye catching and unique; then people will be most likely to click on the source URL you provided and view your website.

This method of increasing traffic is so effective for a number of key reasons. For one, the number of people using Pinterest is huge, currently over four million. The user base is also growing at an astounding rate, more than quadrupling in size in the past three months. On top of the size and the growth of the number of users, each user is estimated to spend 15 minutes a day on average using the website. With that many people spending that much time on a single website, people are sure to eventually stumble upon your link.

The other advantage to using Pinterest as a marketing method, is that it is a very specific audience that you will be marketing to. The users of Pinterest are almost exclusively 25-35 year old females. This is great for businesses or blogs that are targeted at that demographic, because it increases the possible interest in your site. It is also an advantage to websites that aren’t targeted at that group, because you don’t have to waste your time marketing in a place that you know the users wouldn’t be interested in what you’re offering.

As you can see, Pinterest can be a powerful marketing too, and the best part is that marketing on Pinterest is free, and can be done discretely. The person going to your site could never know what they just clicked on was actually an ad, which is a very good thing. 

Here’s To Your Success!
The GWC Team

How To Use Article Marketing To Increase Amazon Revenue!


The Amazon Affiliate Program provides an excellent opportunity to build a steady revenue source. There are a number of ways to incorporate Amazon products into your site, but one method that works very well is to include your Amazon product/s in articles.

Here are the steps to do just that.

1. First you will need to login to your Amazon Affiliate Program at amazon.com using your username and your password, which was provided to you upon signup.

2. Once you have logged in, you need to go to the best selling products, which you can select from the drop down list. Then choose the product type you want to sell.

3. After you select the product, you need to click on the get link to copy your affiliate link. Amazon has made this a very easy process for you.

4. Now copy and paste the link into your document. You will insert it shortly.

5. Start the process of writing your recommendation. Make sure that you provide detail. Talk about the good and the bad, the pros and the cons. Make your article between 300 and 500 words. Don’t go much over 500 words, because you will lose your reader – their attention span is simply not that long.

6. Now it is time to put your article on the web for others to read. There are a number of article banks out there, but Ezine Articles, which is found at ezineartlces.com, is one of the most popular and recommended. If you do not yet have an account here or at any of the other article banks you wish to use, then you need to create an account. You will need to provide your information and photo so your customers can feel like they know a little about you.

7. Paste your article and then in the signature line at your Amazon Affiliate URL; which you obtained earlier.

8. If you have another product, then repeat the steps again.

If you don’t like to write or you are not a good freelance writer, there are many sites where you can hire a qualified writer to write your article for you. This is an excellent way to ensure you get a top quality article. You can also use freelance writers to write your content for your site too!.

The Amazon Affiliate Program offers you an excellent opportunity to earn income and with a little work, you can turn this into a full time income opportunity.

Here’s To Your Success!
The GWC Team

Make Money With Amazon And Your Blog!

Are you looking to make some money with your blog?. When you start blogging and your focus is to make some money, it can be a bit daunting finding revenue sources. One of the quickest and easiest, is to open up an Amazon Associate Account.

Once you open your Amazon Associate Account, you can sprinkle your articles with Amazon HTML links, which are based on the products you choose to promote on your blog. These custom links send those that click no the item, to the Amazon’s page, and if they purchase the product, you are paid a commission. What’s nice is that these links are on your blog forever, and that means you can be paid commissions for an endless period of time.

Signing up for your Amazon Associate Account is pretty easy. Look at your analytics to determine where your traffic is coming from. For most people The US Associates Account is the best choice; as it allows you to appeal to most people. But if you focus on a product that targets let’s say a British market, then you would want a British Associate signup.

Once your account is set up, you’ll place links in your blog, which is pretty straight forward. You’ll log into your Amazon account and you’ll find the product that you want to link to. All you need to do is click “Link to this page” and simply follow the instructions that are given to you; which will be based on how you want your link to look.

The text option is the most popular because it also gives you flexibility to change the text but that’s up to you. Don’t be afraid to experiment, especially in the early times, to find what works for you. Then you’ll simply take the HTML code that is given to you and place it in your blog.

Generally, the more you sell the more commissions you’ll make. General product commissions start at 4%, but after just seven sales in one month, that increases to 6%. Then there are incremental increases of 0.5% all the way up to 8.5%. Remember, this applies to general products. Many specialty categories like electrical goods remain at 4% no matter how many units you sell. Then again, some categories like digital goods are set at 10%, while others have a cap. Be sure to read Amazon´s policy, so there are no surprises.

It doesn’t take long to start to make money. It’s quicker than you might think. Things like “Favorite Picks” or “Top 10 Lists” can really begin to generate income quickly. Don’t be afraid to experiment!. There are bloggers that make a full time income from selling Amazon products on their blogs. You can too!.

5 Tips For Using Amazon Affiliate Program On Your Blog

The Amazon Affiliate Program has become increasingly popular because of the income potential it offers. Let’s look at 5 tips for using Amazon Affiliate Program to get the best results from your blog.

  1. Think About Who Your Audience Is

It’s a good idea to think about who your audience is – put yourself in your reader’s shoes – what are they looking for when they surf your blog. If you look at things through your readers eyes you will do a much better job of targeting your traffic.

  1. Personal Endorsement

Personal endorsement is an excellent tool for generating a high click through rate. You see, just adding links randomly throughout your blog may not be enough to generate that click. What will generate it, is trust!. When a visitor returns day after day and builds an online relationship with you; in fact, if you want to destroy all your hard work, just recommend that they buy something you don’t really believe in.

If you want to increase your click through rate and your conversion rates, talk about the pros and cons of products. People like to hear the good and the bad so they can make their own decisions. If you do this, and then endorse products you believe in you will see a real change in your commission checks.

  1. Link to Top Notch Products

Choose companies and products that are reputable. Nothing will definitely send people away from your blog than proving links to poor quality products.

  1. Deep Links Work Best

Many think all they have to do is put a banner across the top and people will make their way to Amazon and you’ll make some money. Actually, that’s not true at all. What does work is placing deep links within your content. It is more work but it also pays more, and that’s your goal!.

  1. Consider Link Placement

There are some hot-spots on every page – left hand side bar, end of the post, or inside the content. Make sure that’s where you place your links to get the highest click through rate.

The days of any affiliate program making you money without some work are pretty much gone!. But it doesn’t have to be hard or complicated. These 5 tips are a great start to making your Amazon Affiliate Program work.

Here’s To Your Success!
The GWC Team