Avoid These Common Pitfalls Faced By Affiliate Marketers

Written by   Dilip on March 1, 2010 filed under Affiliate Marketing | 4 Comments
Affiliate Marketing Pitfall

Affiliate marketing is big businesses these days. The increasing number and variety of e-commerce sites these days means that there are lots more pieces of the pie to go around and affiliates can make money whilst sending more sales to an online retailer. Its a win-win situation at the end of the day. That said, there are some big problems that affiliates face, and they usually pop up time after time. Below are details of 3 killer mistakes that many affiliates make, and you can avoid.

Thinking too niche. What most affiliate marketers forget is that even if a market is big enough to support an online retailer or two, that doesn’t necessarily mean its big enough to support affiliates. This site advertising snowboards for example may be able to survive, but seeing as they will only pass on around 10% of the profits to affiliates, it is unlikely that affiliates sites could survive in such a niche. What affiliate sites should do is broaden the horizons and cover, in this case, all extreme sports for example, not just snowboarding.

Thinking too large. When products cost a great deal of money, like buying a swimming pool or maybe luxury cruises for example, sellers take a lot of time over their decisions.It is quite rare for buyers to follow affiliate ...


Why I stopped reading John Chow’s Blog?

Written by  Dilip on March 1, 2010 filed under Blog Optimization tips, Monetization strategies | 11 Comments

Did that title hit you somewhere? If it did, let me tell you that I too felt somewhat the same when I decided on the title.

My objective is not to get into any controversy. Then what is it….?

I used to be a regular reader at John Chow’s blog. I had very high opinion of him and his blog. He was one amongst the best professor’s of blogging whose advices and suggestions were guidelines for blogging. It is not that they are no more important for me. I am still subscribed to his RSS feeds and read them regularly.

But my visits to the blog reduced gradually and even when I surfed over to the blog my ...


Here’s a Quick Way to get Guest Posts – My Blog Guest

Written by  Dilip on February 21, 2010 filed under Guest Posting | 4 Comments
Guest Posting Tips

If you have not read my earlier post about the benefits of guest posting, then you can read this article here.

Getting an opportunity to guest post at a good blog is not as easy as it sounds. Why would the blogger accept you, especially if you are new to blogging and is not an authority in your niche?

Guest posting has two faces to it – At some point during your career as a blogger, you would also want people to write for your blog even as you would want to write guest posts for other established blogs. If your blog has good traffic, people will come to you the same way you are approaching other bloggers ...


The BUZZ is on – Google Buzz! Is it a threat to Twitter?

Written by  Dilip on February 13, 2010 filed under General Discussions | 1 Comment
Google Buzz

Did you hear about Google Buzz?

If not, then it is time to read about it. Just type “Google Buzz” at Google search and you will get a list of websites related to an about Google Buzz.

It is not a new phenomenon. But as always and whatever Google has been known for, they have changed the buzz word in the market. It was Twitter until sometime back, but it is Google Buzz now or, so it seems.

What is Google Buzz?

That statement above would have given you a jist of what, this new thing on the internet could be. This is a new service that Google has launched. It is similar to the micro-blogging service that Twitter has but with a huge ...


7 Tips to Getting More out of your Blog

Written by  Dilip on February 12, 2010 filed under Blogging tips, Internet marketing tips | 1 Comment
Tips on Time management

Do you find yourselves in a situation where you do not get enough time to blog? Does it happen that you create a schedule for your entire day, and find that have most of the things that you planned went untouched, the entire day.

This is a normal phenomenon and every internet marketer and Blogger comes across this situation a lot of times. How would you arrest this situation?

Time is of utmost importance in blogging and Internet Marketing. The 80-20 principle, about which a lot of bloggers have written and talked about, is something that has proven to hold true in Internet Marketing.

What is the 80-20 rule?

The 80-20 rule is also called as the “Pareto Principle”, “law of vital few” and ...


Email Marketing and List Building Tips – Part 2 (Broadcasting)

Written by  Dilip on February 9, 2010 filed under Email Marketing, List building techniques | 2 Comments

This is the 2nd post in the series on Email Marketing and List building tips. For those of you who did not read the first post, you can read it here.

One of the most important aspects of deciding on an auto responder is the availability of a broadcasting facility.

For people who do not know what a broadcasting facility is, I will first explain it in a bit detail.

Auto responders provide you with the option of lining up pre-set messages to be sent to your subscribers. These messages could be sales letters, news feeds or, even informative articles that you want to send to your subscribers. This means that every subscriber in your list will get the ...


Online Profits opens its door again

Written by  Dilip on January 19, 2010 filed under Internet Marketing tools | 3 Comments
Online Profits Review

A new year and many new courses and tutorials.

Once again it is that time of the year when there are quite a few new year resolutions to make an independent living and set up your own internet marketing business.

Once again there will be a huge number of internet marketing newbies ready with their pockets open, who will shell out money on anything and everything so that can achieve that dream of their – to be free of the 9-5 treadmill.

But are all these courses desirable? Is it advisable to spend money on anything and everything that is sold on the internet?

Of course, not.

Selective buying and selectively choosing on feedback and brand image is what is ...


Getting Quality Backlinks by Guest posting

Written by  Dilip on January 12, 2010 filed under Blogging tips | 28 Comments

In order for any blog to rank in the search engines, you need to have a good pagerank and some quality backlinks. Pagerank is a factor of many things and backlinks form a major part of the ranking algorithm.

But where will you get these backlinks from?

Most of the blogs these days prefer to be “nofollow”, thanks to the Spammers. What this has done is that it is put a full-stop to the association in terms of backlinking and traffic referring that used to be there some time back between bloggers from the same niche. So now backlinks are being sold at the price of gold. Would you want to buy one? Is it preferable? These are questions that are not ...


The Ultimate PLR Article Collection – Article Marketing Made Easy

Written by  Dilip on January 7, 2010 filed under Article Marketing, Reviews | 3 Comments
Collection of tools

How will it feel if you had around 30,000 PLR articles at your disposal?

I wouldn’t feel anything.

If you have been into Internet Marketing for some time now and your are not making some decent money from it, in spite of the fact that there are a few thousand PLR articles stored in your Computer’s hard drive, then you would know the reason why I said, I wouldn’t feel anything.

That’s right.

PLR articles are something that is meant to just fill up the vacant hard drive space in your computer and do nothing. It is not normal with most of us starting out on the internet. We collect thousands and thousands of PLR articles and let them be there. Only ...


Make Money Online Blogging – 33 top posts on blogging in 2009

Written by  Dilip on January 5, 2010 filed under Blogging tips | 4 Comments
Top Posts

When I launched this blog in December 2008, my objective was to only share everything that I went through in my journey to establishing myself in the internet marketing business.

I knew there were quite a few people out there who start off like I did – with very less money and little information about the internet. Consequently they fall prey to the scams and start buying everything that the so-called GURUS of the internet promote. Eventually they find that they have exhausted all their money and have nothing to invest in important things like an auto-responder or, a hosting plan.

Who am I? Where do I stand in who’s who of the internet? Does that really matter till the time the ...


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