Best Financing Options for Affiliate Marketing



You’ve got an idea you want to explore with affiliate marketing that’s outside of the typical launch window (site, promo, marketing). You’re thinking BIG. You need funding. Funding to realize your affiliate marketing dreams often come from personal earnings and assets. It’s a business, after all, so it’s likely you’ll spend personal capital to get things off the ground. There are the usual avenues of self-funding: Savings Credit cards Selling assets This places the risk on your shoulders but at least doesn’t leave you holding the bag if the affiliate marketing business goes belly up. But… Smart business folk play...

Valuable Investments for Your Affiliate Marketing Business



Affiliate marketing is one of the best business opportunities you’ll discover online. It is, though, like any other type of business in which the more you invest the more you’ll get. Once you start to gain a respectable return on investment you, no doubt, think of where to re-invest the money so that you may earn additional income. The following deals with that opportunity. Six of the following will give ideas as to how to invest your affiliate income to increase your profitability while in this industry… 1. A dedicated content producer How often do you produce content? Really? We...

Four Fundamental Ways to Add Trust to Your Business



Thousands subscribed to your newsletter. Hundreds sharing your latest post on Facebook & Twitter. A growing list of customers. Multiple endorsements of your skills on LinkedIn. Plenty of reviews on Yelp. What makes none of this matter? (more…)

Business Security: Best Practices & Resources to Protect Your Business



Business security isn’t usually something you have in mind when you’re launching your project. You're itching to get started and jump right into the “meat” of the biz. But, security does need to be on your list if you see yourself operating for some time. A flaw in your security could lead to a ton of troubles which will set you back. If the security of your list (like their credit cards) is compromised then you can see yourself looking at a PR disaster. Likewise, you should be ready in the event of a natural disaster not just for the...

Great Workflow Habits to Improve Your Business



Running a business and doing its marketing, albeit an exciting opportunity, is a job requiring great workflow habits. You’ll wake to a mounting number of tasks to complete in order to keep your profits stable. You’re always on the lookout for new tools and resources that’ll give you an edge. There are always new products and platforms to choose from to grow the business. In essence: it’s a labor of love – and you’ve gotta love it all day, every day. The pressure will build, in due time. You only have 24 hours in the day and even less time...

How to Cope with that “Scatterbrained” Feeling at Your Crucial Moment of Success



There will be a moment along the way toward your success that you’ll meet around the half-way mark. It’s that moment when you’re just about to break into the industry but not everything is in the clear. What I’m talking about is the tipping point. This is the time when you have to give it your all and push harder than ever. It’s that time when you’re almost at the top of the curve and need that tiny nudge to make it over and cruise on down to success. What I’ve found, however, is that many people hit this tipping...

How-to Overcome that Feeling of “Not Good Enough”



Whether you believe or not – much of business is about being the most vocal. A competitor may have a superior product but you could be the top dog if you’re the one commanding it. You see this all the time in business; sometimes it’s unfortunate to see great people go unrecognized but that’s just the nature of the game. Expertise is about the voice. Not just the numbers. There are millions of websites out there – thousands within your niche (most likely) – which means that competition is stiff and everyone wants a piece of the pie. How do...

How-to Build Authority through Brand Association and Other People’s Knowledge



Ideas are everywhere; they’re spawned from even the slightest influence. Distilling ideas into action forms the basis of acquiring knowledge – you find an objective and do whatever it takes to reach your goal; along the way, you learn a thing or two. Compared to others not yet on this journey – you’re the expert­ – you’re the one that can give guidance – and you’re the one who holds the authority. Question: How do you properly build authority within a niche? Better question: What’s the fastest way to do so? This is what we’d recommend … (more…)