How to Buy and Register Domain Names with Namecheap



I’ve always used GoDaddy to buy domains but Namecheap quickly won me over. It’s like night and day. The pricing is great, and the buying process is non-confrontational. I can quickly search for domains, buy one, and have it routed to a new WordPress blog in minutes. Their customer service is snappy, and its backend is super easy-to-use. I recently bought a domain with them and took screenshots throughout the process. I’d like to share that process in this post – in about three minutes you’ll have a domain.   Note: You’ll find affiliate links in this post. If you...

How Free Coupon Blogs Make Money: A Look into the Best Coupon Websites



How can you create a profitable coupon blog when there are so many competitors? Does the couponing niche have space for another player like yourself? What are existing coupon blogs doing that’s making them so much money? So many questions! We’ve kept our eyes on coupon blogs because they’re a smart way to make money online. People find something they want and search for coupons before checkout. Sites like RetailMeNot, KrazyCouponLady, and CamelCamelCamel, bring in tons of money for sharing cool finds and deals. What are they doing so well? We’ll get into that topic and then some in this...

How to Start a Coupon Blog and Make Money: Step-by-Step



Coupon blogs have been killin’ it in the affiliate marketing space, so it’s no wonder why you’ve taken an interest. We all search Google for coupons before confirming our purchases. Some savvy shoppers have toolbars, browser extensions, and apps to automate their coupon clipping. Why not be a coupon provider and earn a bit of money from your referrals? You see sites like RetailMeNot and KrazyCouponLady, wondering how they add hundreds of coupons every day. That’s got to be a hassle, right? Not really when you join coupon affiliate programs. Starting a coupon blog is easier than you think thanks to...

How to Find a Domain Name You Won’t Regret



Why did we choose AffiliatePrograms.com? What were the intentions behind Wirecutter, Forbes, or Reddit? How is it that you easily remember Buzzfeed or Facebook? Domain names are more than a website address – it’s a brand, it’s a strategy, it’s a mission. Coming up with a good domain name is tough. There are some 334-million+ domain registrations already with thousands of TLDs overseen by ICANN. There’s a high chance someone has the domain name you want. What can you do if a domain is taken? How can you create something unique? Read on.     Domain Names 101: Answers to...

GoDaddy Review: Should You Use Them for Domains?



Are you considering GoDaddy as your domain name registrar? Murray, our Lead Editor, shares his review of GoDaddy. Is it the right for you? Read on. I’ve used GoDaddy for a dozen domain names throughout the years. Each time I haven’t had an issue except one time renewing an expired domain (partially my fault for neglecting it). Unlike some, I’ve yet to have a truly hard time with their service. I don’t remember why I chose GoDaddy, maybe it was the Super Bowl commercials. Either way, I’ve spent hundreds with them mainly for their domain name registration. I use other services,...

Create an Ideal Customer Avatar with This Worksheet



Peter Drucker said: “The aim of marketing is to know and understand the customer so well the product or service fits him and sells itself.” Do you really know your customer? I mean really understand your customer down to the finest details. Could you look in a crowd of people and say, “Ah, that person would buy from me”? This ability is done by creating a customer avatar. What is a Customer Avatar? It’s an image of your customer. It's a buyer persona. It goes well beyond their habits, including details like: Job Title Demographics Age Ethnicity Income Goals Activities It...

How to Create a Swipe File to Inspire Business Creativity



A swipe file is literally a file containing inspiring content. Think of them like a designer's mood board. Or, an inspiration board. Copywriter's use them all the time. You can use them, too! We're going to take you through the process of creating swipe files for business. This will include some items you'll want to collect. And, an easy way to put it all together so you're not overwhelmed by tons of disorganized files. What is a Swipe File? Do I Need One? The swipe file represents their notes and data collected on competitors. But, also includes things they found...