How to Increase Traffic and Shares with Content Unlocking



The idea of content unlocking is somewhat new to the affiliate marketing world. Well, maybe not the idea itself, but the term “locked content” certainly is. The basic principles are pretty simple. As an affiliate or a product owner doing business from your own website, you can choose to have some content locked to the general audience. In order to view this content, the visitor has to take a predefined action. The action can be anything that makes sense to you – the website owner and results in more business coming your way. The most common ways of unlocking content...

Twitter Advertising: How to Reach and Engage Your Audience



Thinking about exploring Twitter advertising? Even though Twitter is a social media platform, meant to be a place where people can interact, it can also be used as an advertising and marketing platform. That said, there are marketers who know how to make Twitter work for them, and there are others who get their accounts banned every other day. In this article we’re going to focus on you being part of the former group instead of the latter, so we’re going to give you a 5 step guide to Twitter advertising and marketing. 1. Research and decision time Every marketing...

Creating Your First Facebook Ads Campaign



Have you tried a Facebook ads campaign? If not, you should! With billions of users and one of the best self-serve ad platforms, it would be ignorant to not advertising on one of the largest sites in the world! In this post, we will break down the process of creating your first ad campaign using Facebook Ads and show you how fun, easy and profitable it can be to start targeting ads around your exact audience. Do this (real quick) and then follow along: Log in to your Facebook account then head over to the Facebook Ads Manager, then click on...

Affiliate Disclosure Statement: The Ins and Outs



In December 2009, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) updated their "deceptive advertising" guidelines in relation to affiliate marketing. In short, the FTC said that if an affiliate marketer has a material relationship (i.e.; making commission) to a product that's reviewed on his/her website, that the affiliate must fully disclose that relationship to his/her readers. These guidelines themselves were not new, having been already in place for other areas of e-commerce such as email and spam. The FTC remains somewhat unclear about how they plan to enforce these guidelines. Regardless, questions about whether and how to create an affiliate disclosure...

Online Business Disciplines: Do You Have What It Takes?



Starting an online business requires you follow business disciplines. There are many draws to being an entrepreneur and running your own online business. Many are drawn to the promise of big paychecks. Others simply like the idea of making a few extra bucks each month. Some are drawn to the idea of not having to answer to a boss and working from home. Whatever it is that has drawn you to online marketing there is something you should know: It's not going to be easy and you are going to have to work hard to accomplish your goals. Online businesses...

How to: Become a Full Time Affiliate Marketer



Most people who take the challenge of becoming a full time affiliate marketer and start an online affiliate business usually do it for a couple of reasons. Some want the extra cash, but many aspire to make online marketing their full time occupation and wish to leave the corporate rat race behind. If your motivation for being an online marketer is the latter then you have come to the right place. With time, dedication and a lot of effort you can make online marketing your full-time job. The hardest part of transitioning from your day job to full time affiliate marketer...

Business Networking: Why It Matters, How It’s Done



I kept hearing the same phrase when I started: Business Networking. To be honest, I kind of grew sick of hearing it... I ultimately thought that I was above networking and that my degree would be all I needed in finding a job. The swift lesson I learned soon thereafter was that my thinking couldn't have been further from the truth. The bottom line is this: The success you have in your professional life is forged by the people you know and the relationships you build Do you have to know Bill Gates to get a good job in the...