In the 20 or so years of being online and looking into every marketing method you could think of, I remained firm in my belief that Affiliate Marketing is not only the easiest form of marketing for anyone to begin with but also a must have tool in the arsenal of all marketers.
Affiliate marketing is, in my view, the purest form of marketing. People involved with affiliate marketing focus solely on marketing activities and not on any of the activities you would need when creating your own product or selling physicals products.
Over time it became apparent – there is a simple, straight forward, recipe for success with affiliate marketing. And it goes like this:
Drive traffic (visitors) to your pages and capture their details by offering them something they want
Send your visitors to an offer that earn you commission
Follow up with your subscribers and add value
Sounds simple, right?
Well, sometimes what sounds simple can be difficult when you actually try to do it:
How do I drive traffic?
How do I create my pages?
What do I put on those pages?
How do I capture their details?
How do I send them messages?
What do I say in those messages?
And so on…
There are many tools and systems that can help you do all that. Maybe you even tried some of them. How did that work out for you?
Having the tools and systems may solve the technical aspect of the tasks you need to perform (even though some may be so confusing they actually hinder you and not help) but that is not enough. You also need the proper guidance. You need someone who know all this to show you the exact steps you need to take.
A long time friend of mine, who is also a very successful marketer on his own right, just launched a new version to his system that was already ahead of the pack, doing all that for you. This is so new he asked me if I could help him by inviting people to test it out, for just $7.
Does that sound like something you would like to do?
Go ahead, click HERE and test out the new Quick Funnels system for free!
Then, let me know what you think of it…
In the “old days” when people were only reading emails on computer screens, we were told to “word-wrap” the email text. This was done in order to keep the lines short and make it easier on the eyes. Easier to read…
However, now days many people read emails on their smart phones. Did you ever see how an email that is word-wrapped for a PC looks on the phone? It looks terrible!
It’s way more than just esthetics – people are less likely to read those emails which in turn will hurt your bottom line.
So what can we do to overcome this problem? Here is what I consider to be the better solution to this problem.
Instead of word-wrapping your text, write it without using line breaks inside paragraphs and place it all inside a <div> with a size limit.
When editing your html email, go to source view and add a DIV directive so it surrounds your text, like this: <div style=”max-width: 400px;”> your email text here</div>.
This will, on the one hand, limit the width of the text to 500 pixels (you can choose any size you like) and allows it to shrink down and auto-warp when viewing it on a smaller screen (such as a smart phone).
The great thing about online marketing is you can do it from home.
The bad thing about online marketing is…
…you can do it from home.
Which often means endless distractions from the internet, the kids, the pets, the neighbors, the housework and so forth.
Here’s how to improve your focus and get productive, starting today:
Follow your own natural rhythms. Some people are more productive and focused in the morning while others do better in the evening. Figure out which hours work best for you, and then block those hours out. Schedule nothing during that time except for work.
Notify your family, friends and anyone else that you have working hours and don’t want to be distracted.
Have a place to work where you do nothing but work. If your workstation is also your play station, your browse-the-internet station and so forth, it will be too easy to get distracted.
Put on music or tones that help you to focus. You’ll find these on YouTube when you search for focus music.
Set deadlines for everything you do. If you have deadlines to honor, you’re more likely to get the work done.
Plan your breaks. Set a timer for 20 minutes, and when it goes off, get up and walk around or do jumping jacks for a minute. You’ll be re-energized and ready to get back to work with clearer focus than if you just try to power through.
Working from home is fantastic in its flexibility, as long as you manage to focus your time.
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