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When you earn you living on the Internet as an affiliate marketer, you can work from just about anywhere in the world, marketing to potential customers from just about anywhere in the world. You never have to leave your home if you don’t want to and you never have to interact with another human being… but that’s nowhere near the best way to do things.
As the Buggles so prophetically stated way back in 1979, video killed the radio star. In fact, the music video for this song is famously known as being the first music video to ever play on MTV a couple years later in 1981. And now, in the modern age of the Internet and following the continuing rise of social media and user-generated content, video has quickly ascended as the o ...
Not too many carry around a separate compact point-and-shoot camera anymore, because our smartphones are usually good enough for those spur of the moment pictures. In fact, when you look at devices like the Samsung Galaxy S7, they’re producing photos that are even better than many pocket cameras. It would be unreasonable to think that our phones are ever going to completely re ...
Your landing page can be used for any number of different reasons. Maybe you just want to capture e-mail addresses to add to your mailing list. Maybe you have a new product or service you want to promote and you want to people to sign up for a free trial. Maybe you’re an affiliate marketer and there’s an offer you want to promote.
Social media is popular. Video is popular. Live content is popular. Put these three trends together into one tight package and the net result is something called Facebook Live. In effect, it is Facebook’s answer to other live video streaming services like Periscope and Meerkat. The difference, of course, is that it’s tied into the world’s largest and most popular social network.
Think about how traditional media normally works. If you want to read a particular magazine, you have to wait until the next issue hits newstands. If you want to listen to the top 30 countdown on the radio station, you have to wait for that program to air on the weekend. If you want to watch the newest episode of Game of Thrones, you have to watch it at 6pm Sunday nights like everyone else.
Our collective online experience is funded by advertising. If it were not for its gigantic advertising network, Google would be able to operate. If it were not for the affiliate links, banner ads and sponsored content on many of your favorite websites and blogs, the content you enjoy reading would have never been written or created.
Love him, hate him, or love to hate him, it’s positively undeniable that Mark Zuckerberg is one of the most influential people on the planet today. What started out as a closed networking site for people from a specific school has grown to become not only one of largest social media platforms on the Internet, but also one of the biggest marketing platforms online or offline ever.
I have a love/hate relationship with advertising on the Internet. On the one hand, it is thanks to the very existence of online advertising that I was able to pursue my career as a freelance writer and Internet entrepreneur. If there were no ads on the Internet, I would not be able to do what I do. On the other hand, truth be told, ads can be annoying.
A big block of text on your blog, no matter how useful or insightful it might be, can also be very intimidating and unattractive to a potential reader. It’s always a good idea to include a picture or two to help break up that text and to give your writing a little more depth and personality. This doesn’t mean you should just hop onto Google Images and grab any picture you want ...
One of the most valuable benefits to making your living on the Internet is that you can work from anywhere. You could be hanging out on a beach in the Bahamas, sipping on some espresso in Florence, or navigating through a computer lover’s paradise in Taipei. If you’re online, you can make money. And while traveling around the world and experiencing difficult cultures certainly ...
Let me preface this by saying that I am neither an accountant nor a lawyer and laws can vary drastically from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. It is in your best interest to consult with a tax professional if you have any questions or are seeking any clarification. With that said, if you make any amount of money on the Internet in any sort of self-employed fashion, there’s a good ...
Most of the talk about how to make money from Facebook comes from the perspective of monetizing the Facebook pages you might have rather than monetizing your own personal profile. I have talked before about how sharing your page’s posts on your personal profile can increase your organic reach, but what if you could make some real money from your personal profile directly? Of c ...
The notion of a chatbot isn’t exactly new. People have been writing these pieces of software to simulate a conversation using natural language for years with varying levels of success. It’s even possible that you may have received a telemarketing call at some point where you weren’t talking to a real person at all.
Quick! Name the most important social network that should be a part of your overall marketing plan. Chances are that Facebook was the first network that came to mind. Some of you might have thought of Twitter too. And while there are countless other social media platforms out there and many more are created all the time, it’s become pretty clear that Facebook and Twitter are t ...
Running a giveaway or a contest is a great strategy for getting your brand noticed online. It helps to develop a positive brand association and you just might open yourself up to new audiences, new cheerleaders and new customers. It’s easy enough to set up a contest on your blog or website. You just have to figure out how you want people to enter.
What happens when you are the small fish in a big pond? No matter how ambitious or how imaginative you may be, you are competing for the same food as the much bigger fish who have been feasting in these waters long before you showed up. Competition is fierce and, if you’re joining the game late and with fewer resources, you start off at a significant disadvantage.
If you build it, they will come. And they will click. And they will convert and buy and provide a never-ending supply of residual income for you. If only affiliate marketing were quite so simple. The truth of the matter is that you need to arm yourself with the right data so you can continue to optimize your campaigns and maximize your profit.
You can choose to monetize your blog any number of different ways. Starting with ad networks like Google AdSense is a very common practice, as is promoting a variety of products and services through affiliate marketing. As your site continues to grow, you may be able to attract another revenue stream, one that can be both a lot of fun and potentially very lucrative.
As a platform, Facebook has changed and evolved significantly with the times. It may have started out as a way for college classmates to keep in touch, but it’s so much more than that now. It’s a legitimate marketing platform for companies of all types and sizes and, more recently, it is becoming a legitimate publishing platform too. We’re going far beyond the Facebook notes of old.