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Part1

Navigating Pinterest

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    Open Pinterest. You can do so by tapping the Pinterest app (mobile), or by going to https://www.pinterest.com/.

    • If you haven’t created a Pinterest account yet, you’ll need to create an accountbefore continuing.
    • You may need to sign into Pinterest by entering your email address and password when prompted (on desktop, click Sign In in the top-right corner of the page).
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    Review the Pinterest Home page. This is where all of your favorited topics will appear, as well as followed boards and users.

    • You can get back to the Home page at any time by clicking or tapping the Pinterest logo. It’s in the top-left corner of the screen for Android and desktop users, and the bottom-left corner for iPhone users.
    • Android users won’t see the Home page button when in another menu (e.g., the profile page); instead, you’ll have to tap the “Back” button in the top-left corner of the screen to return to the Home page.
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Part3

Uploading Pins

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    Select your preferred option. From here, uploading a pin will vary based on your choice:

    • If you chose to upload a photo, you’ll have to allow Pinterest access to your device (mobile) or click Choose photos (desktop). You can then browse through your device’s pictures to select the one you wish to upload.
    • If you chose to use a website, you’ll enter the website’s URL into the provided text field. Once the site finishes loading, you should see a list of all media that you can pin–though, on iPhone, you must first tap Save in the top-right corner before you see this list.
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    Select a board when prompted. Doing so will add your pin to the board in question.

    • You can also add a description to your item in the field to the right of the item’s icon.

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How to Start Making Money Blogging

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Part1

Laying the Groundwork

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    Consider popular blog genres. Blogs fall into various large categories, and considering some of these categories can help you narrow down your interests. Remember: for you to make money, people have to read your blog. Here are some popular blog genres:

    • Personal blogs. Successful personal blogs almost give readers the impression that they know you. They can feel like a lunchtime chat with the blogger, or an insight into their daily life. If you are good at expressing your personality online, this could be a good genre for you.
      • For a good example, see “The Bloggess,” a blog that provides a humorous and entertaining look into the daily life of a woman with social anxiety.
    • Special Interest Blogs. These blogs can offer tips and tricks about your favorite hobby. They can share knowledge about a topic you’re passionate about. These work especially well if you have a unique perspective you can bring to your topic.
      • For a good example, see “Curly Nikki,” a blog by a Black woman who is passionate about helping other women learn to love their natural hair.
      • Another good example is the famous “Perez Hilton,” a phenomenally successful celebrity gossip blog focused on dishing the dirt about famous people.
    • Industry Blogs. These are specialized to a particular field or industry. They’re a good choice if you’re already an expert on something and want to share that expertise. Because you have to constantly stay on top of new information and developments in that industry, you need to make sure you’re comfortable with researching and understanding your topic.
      • For a good example, see “The Copybot,” a marketing blog by copywriter Damien Farnworth. He tackles how to write the best copy for online sites with lots of concrete examples and helpful lists.
    • Political Blogs. If you have an informed perspective on politics you’d like to share, or you want to communicate your political views in an interesting, entertaining way, a political blog could be a good choice for you. Political blogs often take a particular “side,” but they don’t have to.
      • For example, “PolitiFact.com” (a Pulitzer Prize-winning blog owned by the Tampa Bay Times) runs fact checks on important news stories of the day, assigning them a “truth meter” rating that helpfully breaks down inaccuracies in news reporting.
      • Another example of a political blog is “Michelle Malkin,” a blog run by conservative pundit Michelle Malkin. This blog states the blogger’s personal political opinions in an engaging way.
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    Choose your topic. The best blogs focus on topics that you, the blogger, are passionate about. This topic can be anything that you believe you have enough to say about to interest others. It works best if you can find a “niche” that is not being fully exploited. There are several important things to keep in mind when choosing your blog topic:

    • Who is your audience? There are millions and millions of blogs in the world, so it’s crucial that you know exactly who your target audience is so you can draw them in.
    • What does that audience want? For example, if you’ve decided your audience is “stay at home moms,” you’ll need to consider the possible interests and needs of that demographic. Make sure you don’t just make assumptions. Look at other blogs that cater to your audience to see what they’re delivering.
    • How qualified are you? Good blogs convey a sense of familiarity and ease with the material. Excellent blogs usually have bloggers who are personally qualified to talk about their topics. If you can’t think of at least 25 separate posts off the top of your head about your topic, you may not have enough familiarity with the topic to keep your content going.
    • How sustainable is the topic? Make sure that you choose a topic that is likely to stay relevant in the future. You also need to be able to come up with new items to blog about on a very frequent basis. For this reason, try to avoid a topic that’s toonarrow — you’ll run out of things to say.
    • How much competition do you have? Do some research to determine what already exists about your topic. “Celebrity gossip” is a hugely popular topic, but there’s also a lot of existing competition that could mean your blog gets lost.
    • What is your ”spin”? To set yourself apart from the crowd, you’ll need to do something different and interesting with your content. Will you have an interactive focus? Focus on bizarre day-to-day news events instead of celebrity dish? Whatever you choose to blog about, make sure that you have ways to approach it creatively and that you can consistently offer new, exciting content.
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    Visit some popular blogs. Your blog can be about anything, but once you have decided your general area of interest, such as “celebrities” or “parenting,” visit several popular blogs to see what they do. Pay attention to their blog design, what they blog about

    • For example, the blog “Tom + Lorenzo: Fabulous & Opinionated” began as a small blog recapping and critiquing episodes of Project Runway — meaning that it had a built-in audience and clear purpose from the start. It’s grown into a pop culture site with millions of readers offering TV and movie reviews, fashion critiques, and celebrity news.
    • An excellent example of a successful personal blog is “The Pioneer Woman,” a three-time Bloggie award winner. The blogger, Ree Drummond, now has her own show on the Food Network because of the attractive, “down-home” way she presents her recipes and lifestyle anecdotes.
    • Three-time Bloggie award-winner “Camels and Chocolate” documents the travel experiences of a journalist, Kristin Luna, and her husband. Her accessible tone and beautiful photographs, coupled with her skill in telling a “story” about her trips, make it feel like the reader is on the trip with her.
    • Blogs can also take on a very particular, quirky lens. For example, “Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund” won a 2014 Bloggie award. The blog is written as though Crusoe himself is writing it, and readers related to the lovable little dog and the concept of a dachshund talking about his grand adventures.
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    Choose a domain name and blog title. Your domain name and blog title are your audience’s first exposure to your “brand identity.” In addition to letting readers know what to expect from your blog, your blog title and domain name will help place your blog in web searches, which is crucial for generating web traffic (and profit!).

    • Make sure that your blog title fits with your overall blog “identity.” For example, if you’re running a dishy celebrity gossip blog, don’t choose a stodgy or corporate-sounding title. On the other hand, if you’re an authority on a business topic, you don’t want your blog name to be too informal.
    • Selecting a good keyword can be helpful. Search engines function through SEO (search engine optimization), which ranks search results based on how many keywords they have related to the person’s search query. However, you don’t want to get so wrapped up in SEO that your readers feel your blog is generic. Developing strong brand identity is the best thing you can do to draw readers to your blog.
    • For example, the hypothetical “haircare.com” tells readers what the blog is about,but it doesn’t offer any “angle” on what kinds of hair care advice your blog offers. The hypothetical “Frizzfighters.com” is still clearly about hair care, but it gives off a fun vibe through its alliterative name and communicates your strong brand identity (funky, focused on a particular hair issue, hip).
    • Choosing an extension is also important. The extension is the “.com,” “.net,” or “.org” after a website. There are now dozens of extensions, but those three are the most familiar to English-speaking audiences and will drive the most traffic to your website. Unless you’re a non-profit or a similar type of blog, don’t go for “.org” — a “.com” is the top choice, followed by “.net.”
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    Choose which blog software to use. There are a number of popular blogging platforms around, including Blogger and WordPress. Most experts recommend WordPress because it makes monetizing very easy.

    • WordPress.org is a highly popular choice because you don’t have to know any coding to design a slick blog. 1 in 5 websites use WordPress. Note: WordPress.org is a full-service blog hosting site, but you have to register your domain name and get set up with web hosting first. WordPress.com has limited features and provides you a .wordpress domain name for free, but you can’t put advertising or affiliate links on a wordpress.com blog.
    • Blogger is run by Google, and is a free hosting site that requires just a Google account to start. Its designs are not as slick as those on WordPress.
    • Other options include SquareSpace and Wix, which are website design platforms that will also allow you to create a blog.
    • Make sure to investigate whether your platform supports custom domain names. The best blogging platforms will help you register your domain name and seamlessly integrate it with your blog.
    • Each blog platform will walk you through creating a custom blog.

Part2

Designing and Creating Your Blog

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    Create a blog design that reflects your blog’s image. It’s important that you create a design that reflects the content and image of your blog – from your font to your color choices, make sure each element of your blog’s overall design is consistent with your blog’s image.

    • For example, cartoony art and balloon fonts might be fun choices for a parenting blog, but would be seriously confusing on a professional marketing blog.
    • Consider hiring a professional designer, at least for your header and logo. You only get one chance to make a first impression.
    • Most blog hosts, including Blogger and WordPress, have “themes” that you can install. These can sometimes be customized and give your blog a fun “feel.”
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    Make your blog easy to navigate. Don’t clutter your blog! Make it easy for readers to find the content they’re looking for. Offer helpful elements such as a search bar and “popular posts” sidebar.

    • A “splash header” can be a good way to quickly orient new visitors. It is a large banner area at the top of the page that mentions the most important content and offers a quick introduction to the areas of the blog readers will be most interested in.
    • Add a “next and previous posts” feature. One way to build your readership is to keep your visitors hanging around! Adding “next” and “previous” buttons at the bottom of each post will drive your visitors to read more content.

Part3

Starting to Blog

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    Write blog posts people want to read. Good blogs speak honestly and openly about a subject you’re passionate about. Be yourself and share your ideas with the world!

    • Be professional! Even if your blog is about your personal life, make it inviting for readers by making sure you don’t have any proofreading errors or ugly designs.
    • Be useful. Center your content on your reader, not yourself. This means that you consider what your audience can “get out of” each post. Look for a problem you can address, a question you can answer, or a story you can tell. Going on a five-page political rant may feel good, but it’s unlikely to create a valuable experience for most readers.
    • Be personal. Writing in overblown academese won’t usually fly in blogs. Readers usually want to experience blogs as though they were having a conversation with the blogger. Develop your own sense of personal writing style and stick to it.
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    Keep your posts “scannable.” Faced with a huge wall of text, 99% of readers will just go elsewhere. Break your posts up into scannable “chunks” to invite readers to stay and read.

    • For example, you can use a list format, or break your post up into short separate paragraphs. If you have a really long post, try using subheaders and block quotes to break up the text.
    • Other design elements, such bolding important points and using italics for emphasis, can draw readers to the most important stuff quickly.
    • Remember that most readers are not willing to invest a lot of time reading something online. Keep your posts easy to skim and still get the basic idea.
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    Create catchy headlines. You can have the best content in the world, but if your readers don’t recognize it instantly, it’s unlikely they’ll click through. Headlines are especially important because many readers will encounter your content through a feed reader, such as Google Reader, or content site like Digg. They may only see the headline at first, so it needs to communicate what your post will be about in an engaging, entertaining way.

    • Create headlines that are useful but create a sense of urgency. You want your readers to feel like they need to discover this content.
    • Play on readers’ emotions. You can do this by asking a question or challenging expectations. Sites such as UpWorthy are excellent at this type of headline, such as this real headline: “Most of These People do the Right Thing, But the Guys at the End? I Wish I Could Yell at Them.” Headlines like these tell a story and promise a surprise.
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    Create a back catalog before you go public. Don’t announce your fabulous new blog only for readers to discover there are two lonely posts on it. Post 10-15 posts to start with, and queue another 10 or 15 to post on a regular basis.

    • Consistency and quantity of content are crucial in developing a readership for your blog. If you don’t have a lot of content up when readers visit, they aren’t going to stick around or revisit.
    • You need to make sure that you post frequently. Prewriting posts and queuing them to post later is a good way to make sure that you have consistently updated content.
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Part4

Marketing Your Blog

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    Post relevant comments on related blogs for exposure to those readers.Register as a member using “yourblogname.com” as your username and post comments on related blogs This will drive traffic to your own blog.

    • Build links to your blog by posting comments on other blogs that have “dofollow” links which means that search engines will see those links.
    • Don’t just hawk your blog in your comments! This can come across as selfish and spammy. Make your comments interesting and thoughtful. Remember, you’re making your first impression in the comment!
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    Write guest posts on other blogs. If you’re a great writer with something to say, a guest post on another popular blog can be a helpful way to get your name out there. Check out some popular blogs in your genre and see if they have a guest post option.

    • If you don’t see any information about guest posting, don’t despair. Read through the blog to see if there have been other guest posts. If there are, contact the blogger and explain who you are and what you’d like to write. If there aren’t, you can still contact the blogger to see if it’s something s/he would be interested in.
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    Cite important figures in your blog. Mentioning prominent figures in your area or genre can accomplish several things. It shows your readers you’re “in the know” about the important people in your field. It may also encourage the prominent figure to look at your blog, or even promote it to her/his own followers.

    • Don’t just name-drop. Make sure to incorporate these names in an organic, purposeful way. For example, if you were writing a post about mommy blogging, mention a blogger who has interested you, or whose blog you find amazing.
    • Link, link, link! Link out blogs that you love in your own posts. Many bloggers track where their visits come from and may even visit (and link!) your blog in return.
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    Host giveaways. Giveaways are a great way to drive traffic to your blog. Readers love getting something for free! Giving away products from companies offers the free advertising, so contact some companies that are relevant to your blog and see whether they’d be interested in sponsoring a giveaway.

    • You can also write to another blogger who sponsors great giveaways and ask for a contact or two.
    • Make it easy to enter the giveaway. Asking readers to leave a comment on a post with their name and contact information or asking them to republish a link on social media are good ways to drive entries.
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    Drive traffic to your blog with direct marketing. The newsletter may seem old-fashioned, but it’s actually a powerful marketing tool.There’s nothing like the power of directly connecting with people. Below are some other methods to consider:

    • Add a link to your email signature inviting people to check out your latest post.
    • Send your blog post to people who might be interested in reading it. Don’t just spam your contacts here. Sending a link to your post to people (or other blogs) who might have a real interest in your content can get you new followers, especially if you offer to reciprocate by reading or reblogging their content.
    • Participate in blog carnivals. Search online for them or check out BlogCarnival.com.
    • Join a LinkedIn group. Particularly if you’re writing a more “professional” or industry-based blog, posting a blog in a targeted Linkedin group can gain you valuable exposure.
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    Optimize your site for search engines. SEO (search engine optimization) is very important, but it’s more than just repeating a bunch of keywords. Include a search-engine-friendly headline, such as “How to” or “Ways to.” Repeat significant keywords in your post, but make sure you don’t sound overly spammy.

    • Google and most other search engines no longer operate strictly on SEO. They want to prioritize quality content, which means that providing clear, well-written, valuable content that links to other credible sources is your best bet.
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Part5

Monetizing Your Blog

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    Sign up to place ads on your blog. Placing ads can be an excellent source of revenue for your blog. With “pay per click” (PPC) ads, you get paid when visitors to your blog click on ads that lead to other clients. You usually need to already have a strong readership and high visitor counts for ad buyers to be interested in your blog. Here are some examples of websites that pay you to place ads:

    • Google’s AdSense program is the most widely used PPC program because it has the power of Google Search behind it. Google will read your article and find “ads that are relevant” to it and display them next to or within the article. It will also use your readers’ cookies to display ads that are relevant to their recently visited websites on your blog.
    • You can also sign up for “cost per impressions” (CPM) ads. These function similarly to PPC, but they pay you based on units of “impressions” (views) the ad gets, even if the visitor doesn’t click on the link. Usually, the units are sets of 1,000 impressions.
    • If you don’t have about 10,000 unique visitors to your site every month, you aren’t likely to make much money from ads. That’s why it’s crucial to build up your readership through marketing and quality content.
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    Sign up for affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is a very popular way of monetizing a blog because it capitalizes on your readers’ trust of you. If your posts always deliver quality content, then your audience is more likely to trust product or service recommendations. You can provide links or recommendations to relevant products and get a commission from any sales driven by your blog.

    • Amazon Associates lets you place a banner on your website with products targeted at your audience, such as diapers for a parenting website or art supplies for a creative website. You earn a small commission when people buy something through your link. Amazon pays a commission ranging from 4% to 15%.
    • Amazon is the giant in the industry, but it’s also a good idea to reach out to small companies and even individuals who make products or services that are related to your blog. For example, if you have a popular cooking blog, you might contact small BBQ sauce companies to see if they’d be interested in setting up an affiliate marketing program with you. You earn a portion of the sale through your blog, and they get free marketing.
    • You can also check out other affiliate programs at big “clearinghouse” sites such as Commission Junction, LinkShare, and ShareASale. These sites offer huge lists of programs, from which you can choose the ones relevant to your blog.
    • An affiliate aggregator service, such as VigLink, will automatically insert monetized affiliate links into posts for you. They keep a higher percentage of the commission than other services, but the convenience may make up for it.
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    Write sponsored posts. If you already have a high visitor count, you may be able to get other companies to pay you to “sponsor” a post. The advertiser may contact you directly, or you can check out online “sponsorship marketplaces” such as “themidgame”.

    • Be careful about sponsors who want you to place an article to increase their own page rank. This violates Google’s policy and could hurt your AdSense revenue.
    • You can also check out websites such as Blogsvertise, Social Spark, and Review Me for listings of paid or sponsored posts.
    • Don’t allow sponsored posts to overtake your own content. Remember: your readers visit your blog to read your content.
    • Make sure that you only post sponsored posts that still benefit your readers in some way. You don’t want your blog to seem like a corporate shill.
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    Work directly with a brand or company. Working directly with a company to help with a promotional campaign can be a good way to boost traffic and revenue for your blog. Many companies, particularly ones like publishers, are happy to pay you to participate in things like Twitter parties, blog-based “book tours,” and giveaways.

    • For example, if you run a popular blog where you review romance novels, contact various romance publishers to see if they’re interested in paying you for a review or other promotional event, like an author interview.
    • Signing up with third-party connecting agencies can be helpful. Blog Friendly PR, Blog Insiders, and Brandfluential are popular networks.
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    Use your blog as a portfolio. You may be able to use your blog to create freelance income by using it to showcase your work. Don’t use your blog only to sell products, but having a “portfolio” section on your blog can let readers see what you’re good at.

    • For example, if you run a photography blog, keep a portfolio of your very best photographs and market yourself as a freelance photographer. Readers will know exactly what they’re getting because they can see your passion and expertise.
    • Blogs can also be very helpful even if you have a full-time “day job,” such as an attorney. For example, writing blog posts that offer helpful law advice and information will demonstrate to readers that you know your field. It will also give a sense of who you are personally, which is very important to prospective clients.
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    Create paid content. Once you have a loyal following and have demonstrated your trustworthiness, you can consider adding “paid content” to your blog. For example, you could host a special podcast or write an e-book and charge visitors a small fee to access it.

    • Paid courses, consulting services, and advice are other popular types of products and services you can use the reputation you’ve established to sell.
    • You can also use a service such as Zazzle or CafePress to create branded items like t-shirts and tote bags for sale. The Bloggess creates new items weekly, usually playing on a humorous post from the week before.
    • Consider memberships, where you charge a small monthly fee for users to gain access to exclusive content, video content, or possibly direct access to you through Q&A or live events. WordPress has many plugins to help you add membership services to your blog.
    • Consider “bonus content.” For example, if you run a podcast on your blog, you might consider having the standard episode available for free but a longer version or additional content for a small fee. Dan Savage’s extremely popular “Savage Lovecast” runs on this model, where standard episodes are free and “magnum episodes” (longer, with no ads) are available for a subscription fee.
    • Many bloggers parlay their blog’s success into books. The “Cake Wrecks” blog has several popular books of disastrous cake photos, and The Bloggess now has two books about her life adventures. The “Tom + Lorenzo” bloggers wrote a tongue-in-cheek “how to guide” to becoming a celebrity.
    • Remember: anything you can offer that’s valuable to your readers might be worth them paying for. Just don’t let your blog become so paid-content-heavy that it doesn’t seem like a good value to your audience anymore.

     

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How to Use Twitter to Increase Web Traffic

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    Go to Twellow, We Follow or another Twitter directory to find Twitter users in your demographic. Follow 10 to 100 every week to slowly build up your following. Many people receive alerts from people who follow them, and then follow your account in turn.

    • This should not be the only way you garner followers. It is often regarded as “spamming” when done in large groups. You should only do a small number at a time, and try to build followers through consistent promotions, community posts and witty or sincere communication with your other followers.
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    Craft your tweets carefully. Many businesses and professionals make mistakes by syncing all their social media. Twitter is a shorter format that requires you to craft minimal text that still grabs attention.

    • Think of your tweet as your article headline. Decide if you were reading a newspaper and you saw that headline, if you would choose to read further. How well you write your tweets will determine how many people visit your website.
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    Learn to use a hashtag. This is a Twitter-based device that tags your post and allows people to click on a keyword to find many posts about the same topic. You need to include a “#” hash symbol before your keyword to correctly use the hashtag.

    • For example, instead of writing “Today’s deal is $5 off a Mad Men-inspired cardigan,” write “Today’s #deal is $5 off a Mad Men-inspired cardigan.” Include your website and/or a coupon code to drive people to your site. Users will click on “#deal” and your post will come up in their list, or Twitter aggregate sites, like CheapTweet, will pull all of the hashtag deals from the day from Twitter and list them on their site.
    • Follow trending topics, which are popular hashtags, on Twitter. When a topic relates to your industry, or you have something to say that correlates with the topic, use the hashtag along with a comment and your URL. Some websites have started blogging about current events so that they can effectively use the hashtag to bring Twitter users to their website.
    • Create a short and memorable company, event or website hashtag. Use it in your own posts, so your followers know to use it every time they read something on your site or buy a product. Search your hashtag daily and respond to people who have used it, in order to encourage good conversation, or redirection to a conversation on your site.
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How to Make Money by Selling Other People Products

Selling products from home can be a great way to earn extra income without committing to the strict hours of traditional employment. If you want to work on a flexible schedule, have independence and autonomy in your work, and get paid based on how successful you are, then selling products may be a good job opportunity for you.

Dear Potential Business Owner:

 

If you are like me, you’ve searched the Internet over and wasted lots of time and money with “get rich quick” businesses that turned out to be schemes. I’ve always wanted to start my own business that was LEGITIMATE and HONEST (and not a “pie in the sky” fairy tale). Well, I did it! I’ve officially started my own home business as an affiliate with SFI (Strong Future International). Here are some of the reasons why I decided to go with SFI:

 

* Their parent company has been around since 1985.

* It’s free to get started.

* They’re in over 200 countries worldwide.

* You can do everything from home on your computer.

* 24-hour support.

* Free training and free Website.

* They’re growing rapidly and there’s lots of money to be made.

 

There’s nothing to lose and everything to gain here, including more time with your family and more money in your wallet. It’s well worth looking at SFI and investing in your future with us. For more information, see  http://www.justins-sfi.com/

Part1

Choosing a Product or Company

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    Decide between affiliate marketing and direct sales. Affiliate marketing is essentially selling through advertising without ever having the product in your hands. Direct sales, also known as MLM (Multi-Level Marketing), involves being an agent or a contractor for a particular product and selling it for the company.

    • Affiliate marketing is best if you do it in association with another business or hobby and is primarily an advertising approach.[3] For example, if you write a popular blog about parenting, you may want to look into affiliate marketing for baby- or child-related products.
    • Direct sales is best if you have the confidence and experience to be successful in sales. This requires a particular type of personality that not everyone has.
    • Affiliate marketing usually involves getting a smaller percentage of the sales profit than direct sales (MLM), but may require less work on your part; it is best to research the details of each before deciding which business model to choose.
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    Choose a reputable company. Research the company or product that you are planning to represent before you begin working with them.[7] Be sure that others have had success working with the companies, and that they are prompt with compensation.

    • Search for reviews of the company online and be sure to read the specific comments that people have made.
    • Find out the company’s quality control, customer service, and affiliate payment policies before you select a company.
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    Find a product you believe in. It will be far easier to market or sell a product that you actually believe in. Being able to stand by the quality and usefulness of your product will enable you to be more confident in your sales and rest assured that your product is something that people will actually want.

    • Be sure to try a product yourself before you try to sell it. Many companies may offer you a sample, or you can find another person who is doing the type of marketing or sales that you are planning to do and buy a product from her.
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    Research fees and quotas. Be sure that you are fully aware of any start-up fees, transaction fees, or sales percentages that the company you are working for will take from your compensation. 

    • Reputable affiliate marketing companies do not usually charge you startup fees.
    • Be sure that you are aware of your sales quotas and any penalties associated with failing to meet your quotas.
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Part2

Reaching Customers

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    Reach out to friends and family. Your friends and family are the most obvious first stop for your marketing, particularly for direct sales. Try to approach them with a low pressure but thorough sales pitch.

    • You may even want to ask your friends and family to give you feedback on how to improve your sales strategy when you expand it to a broader audience.
    • Use caution when approaching close friends and family; you do not want them to feel like every time they see you, you are trying to get their money.
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    Go door-to-door. Even if it is a little old fashioned, you should go door-to-door in your neighborhood. People who can ignore your online messages will find it more difficult to say “no” to your face.  Additionally, seeing your (hopefully) high-quality product(s) in person will help people feel confident about what you are selling.

    • Be sure you are not violating any non-solicitation regulations.
    • Dress well and act professionally so that people are not suspicious of you.
    • Having a product that people have heard of may also help build trust among potential clients.
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    Tap into large marketplaces. There are online marketplaces that will allow affiliate marketers or sales representatives to advertise and sell their products.

    • There are advantages and disadvantages to using these marketplaces; they greatly increase your potential customer base, but be aware that you may have far more competition.
    • Affiliate marketplaces may be best for very niche products without much competition.

Part3

Maintaining Your Reputation

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    Be consistent and timely. Be sure that you communicate with your customers what happens after they place their orders, when and how their payments will be processed, when their orders will arrive, and how they will ultimately receive their orders. Do everything within your power to meet expected deadlines, but communicate clearly and concisely about unexpected delays.

    • With affiliate marketing, you may not have any responsibility for payments or orders, but you should be familiar with the systems in place with the product you are marketing in order to know what you are giving your “stamp of approval” to; if a customer has a bad experience with a vendor you plug, he may no longer trust your recommendations.
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    Communicate with your buyers. One of the most important ways you can keep buyers happy is to communicate with them clearly. Have a system in place (such as email notifications) for informing customers about any changes in the “status” of their orders.

    • For example, you may want to notify customers of the following status changes: “payment processed,” “order placed,” “order shipped,” and “order ready for pickup.”
    • If there is ever a problem with a product or order, it is usually best to offer an immediate refund or replacement. Keeping customers happy, keeping your seller ratings high, and encouraging repeat business should be your biggest concern as a seller.
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    Encourage repeat customers. Follow-up with customers who placed orders to be sure that they are happy with their products and to inquire about further needs. If you are selling a product that “runs out,” (such as essential oils or beauty products), get a feel for how quickly people generally use their products so that you can contact them just before they need a new product.

    • Try to make personalized suggestions to customers based on their past purchases. Find out their interests and preferences and make specific product suggestions tailored to their needs.
    • Try to be sensitive to any budget constraints and be consistent when offering products. If a customer feels that you are trying to “up sell” them to make more money, she may stop using you altogether.

    MAKE MONEY WORKING AT HOME. No gimmicks, no pie in the sky, no bull. Proven, 29-year track record: http://www.justins-sfi.com/

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How to Become an Internet Affiliate

Steps

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    Identify your niche. The Internet is a big place and being an affiliate for something that doesn’t ring true for you can be a big mistake.

    • Do you have an existing blog dealing with specific subject matter? Are you a member of local clubs or organizations dedicated to one thing? Make sure the topic you choose to market is one that you are passionate about.
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    Purchase a dedicated web domain name. Make sure that it features words that are important to your subject matter.

    • If your subject matter is dog training, try to have the words “dog” or “training” in your web domain–both words if possible. Try to avoid misspelled words or unrelated slang. Topic-specific jargon is actually good in this case ,as it will help people who understand the topic know that you are intimate with it.
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    Put a website on your domain. If you have an existing blog hosted elsewhere, try to move it to your web domain or at least link to it with a menu link. Most major blogging sites have a way for you to move all of your content along with the blogging tools to a separate web domain.

    • You’re going to have to design a site and create some content if you don’t have a blog. There are plenty of resources out there for premade site templates that are easy to use and look professional. There are also many content management systems that are easy to learn.
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    Place affiliate links in appropriate places. If you’ve selected more than one product, make sure that each link is related to the content of the website or Web page.

    • You may consider creating a whole page of suggested products with your affiliate links. Some affiliate programs may provide you with banner and leaderboard advertisements. Graphical ads can be very useful, but don’t let them crowd your page.
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Dear Potential Business Owner:

If you are like me, you’ve searched the Internet over and wasted lots of time and money with “get rich quick” businesses that turned out to be schemes. I’ve always wanted to start my own business that was LEGITIMATE and HONEST (and not a “pie in the sky” fairy tale). Well, I did it! I’ve officially started my own home business as an affiliate with SFI (Strong Future International). Here are some of the reasons why I decided to go with SFI:

* Their parent company has been around since 1985.

* It’s free to get started.

* They’re in over 200 countries worldwide.

* You can do everything from home on your computer.

* 24-hour support.

* Free training and free Website.

* They’re growing rapidly and there’s lots of money to be made.

There’s nothing to lose and everything to gain here, including more time with your family and more money in your wallet. It’s well worth looking at SFI and investing in your future with us. For more information, see  http://www.justins-sfi.com/

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How to Start an Affiliate Marketing Business

Affiliate marketing gives you the opportunity to earn a commission by selling products or services offered by other companies. It’s a great way to supplement your income from the convenience of your own home. Fortunately, it’s also easy to become an affiliate for companies that are household names.

Part1

Becoming an Affiliate

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    Sell what you know. To start, you should stick to selling products or services that you’re familiar with. Online marketers call this process “picking your niche.” [1] You should select a niche that represents your current interests or your occupation.

    • For example, if you’re an expert at interior decorating, it makes more sense to sell comforter sets than it does to sell automotive parts. You’ll do a much better job with your individual marketing efforts if you stick to selling what you know.
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    Start a website relevant to your niche. Before becoming an affiliate, many companies will want to know the URL of the website that you’ll use to sell their products. They do this because they want to ensure that the content on the website won’t hurt the company’s reputation.

    • It’s easy to start a website these days thanks to sites like WordPress.com.[2]
    • Be sure to add content to your website that isn’t “salesy.” You want your site to come across as an authority in your niche.[3]
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    Research affliate programs. Find an affiliate program that offers products or services in your niche.

    • Amazon sells just about everything, so it’s likely that your niche includes products sold on Amazon. That’s a good place to start if you’re looking to get into affiliate marketing.[4]
    • Commission Junction is another great option because it allows you to become an affiliate for countless companies that you already know about (e.g., Overstock, Office Depot, Boscov’s, and many others).[5]
    • Clickbank is yet another option that many affiliate marketers like. That’s because the commissions from companies on that site can be very lucrative.[6]
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    Join an affiliate program. It’s almost always free of charge to join an affiliate program.

    • In fact, if you’re being asked for a credit card number just to become an affiliate, you might be getting scammed. Most reputable companies that offer affiliate programs allow people to become affiliates free of charge.
    • You will, however, be asked for bank account or PayPal information. Keep in mind, that’s not so that the company can take money away from you, but so that it can pay you the commission you earned with successful sales.
    • You will be asked for the URL of your website in some cases. Just provide the URL of the website that you created above.

Part2

Marketing Products on Your Website

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    Add affiliate links in your content. One great way to get paid a commission without appearing to sell anything is add affiliate links within your content. That way, when people click on the link, they’re taken to the company site and, if they buy, you’ll earn a commission.

    • For example, if you’re writing about decor that includes purple comforters, make the phrase “purple comforters” a link to Amazon’s site that shows people only comforters that are offered in purple. Your readers can browse through Amazon’s offerings and maybe purchase an item that they like.
    • Good news: Companies make it very easy to get links to their site. The way that you get those links varies from company to company, but it’s usually very easy to find a link to the product or products that you’re looking for.
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    Include visual ads in your sidebar. Your website, like most websites, probably has a sidebar. That’s a great place to include visual ads for products relevant to your niche.

    • Once again, you’ll find that companies with affiliate programs make it very easy for you to obtain the images and links you need to get your visitors back to their sites. It’s almost always just as easy as copying and pasting code into your sidebar.
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    Continue producing content relevant to your niche. You want to keep people coming back to your website, don’t you? If so, then you need to keep on producing original content that’s of value to your visitors. That’s called “content marketing” by digital marketers.[7]

    • Good content keeps visitors coming back. That means that they might eventually click on your affiliate links and purchase something.
    • You can also use your content to include affiliate links as mentioned above. The more content you produce, the more affiliate links you have. The law of averages eventually kicks in and you’ll start selling.
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    Use analytics to measure your success. You can think of analytics as information about what you’re selling, how you sold it, and to whom you sold it. [8] Fortunately, most affiliate marketing sites offer helpful analytics so you can get an idea about what’s working well for you.

Part3

Managing Your Business

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    Prepare for taxes. If you make money via affiliate marketing, you can be sure that you’re going to have to pay taxes on that income. At the beginning of each year, your partner companies should send you a 1099 tax form. If they don’t, you’re still required to report the income to the IRS.

    • If you’re running your affiliate marketing business as a sole proprietor or LLC, you’ll report 1099 income on Schedule C – Profit or Loss from Business.[9]
    • If you’re running your business as an S or C corporation, you’ll report the income on Schedule K-1.[10]
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    Expand your business. Your business is likely to do one of two things: expand or contract. That’s why you should always be striving for growth, otherwise your business will shrink and provide you with diminishing returns.

    • Look for new products that you think you can market online. Browse through various affiliate sites. Look for new businesses that have recently welcomed affiliates and, if they’re offering something you think you can market well, partner up with them.
    • Promote your business constantly online. Use social media, email, and other channels to promote your business so that people keep coming back and looking for great deals on the products and services that you’re marketing.
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    Delegate routine tasks. Once your business takes off, it’s time for you to focus on how to grow your business while delegating routine tasks to others. It will cost you some money in labor expense, but the investment is worth it if it allows you to come up with new ways to promote your affiliate marketing business and build it even further.
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    Automate what you can. There are plenty of digital marketing tools available.[11]Again, some of them will require you to make an investment, but if it gives you more free time to build your business, then the return on investment should be positive.

    • Focus on creating a long-term strategy for your business while your tools and employees handle routine, day-to-day tasks. That way, you can handle “big picture” responsibilities to ensure that your business continues to grow.          Want to make millions using CLICKBANK.COM! GO HERE!
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Earn Extra Income with SFI

If you have been wondering where to start and make extra income online, SFI would be a great pick. Considering that there are many home based business opportunities online, you need to be selective of where you invest. It does not necessarily have to be investing money, but your energy and time. No one wants a futile program that you will input so much energy and time, only to realize that you cannot withdraw your earnings. With SFI though, you can be confident that you are not wasting your time. On top of that, the income is real, and you can withdraw your earning and actually see the fruits of your hard intent work.

So, what is SFI all about?

SFI provides services for real internet income. I know you are wondering what these services are, so, I’ll break it down for you. SFI is an affiliate market program, which you can sign up to for free. It is also an E-commerce website that offer different products and services to clients. Form the website; you will find all you need to get started and have a rough idea of what is expected of you. They have over 90,000 products plus commissionable products you can earn from. Without these products, then there would be no means of the extra income you want to earn. On top of that, new products are added on a daily basis. So, you can expect plenty of products to trade and new ones every day that will help increase your income.

What are the requirements to start?

The only thing you need is a laptop and the internet. Nothing else. Many people shy away from affiliate marketing programs because they ask for charges. At least most of the real and profitable ones. But, for the same ascertained providence, with SFI, you can get all that for free, YES! You can start free and build your online empire slowly but steadfast. They also provide you with adequate training that will help you work with the available products. Their training is extensive and touches on every aspect of affiliate marketing and E-commerce. So, no need to worry about experience and expertise at the field. Everything is at your disposal.

Am I obliged to purchasing?

No, not at all. As a matter of fact, there are no purchase requirements whatsoever during the time period you are earning income with SFI. The internet income opportunity is a free ride for you as the company provides you with the necessary products you will be marketing. They won’t ask for payment to send the products as they ship them to you for free. As an added advantage, you will also be provided with free sale support services, payment processing, and customer support, all at no cost.

When can I expect to start earning?

At first, you will be requested to do simple actions that will help you get started. This all comes within the first few hours of joining SFI. So, there’s no need to wait around for the time to earn to start that only seems to be so near, yet far from reach. It is more than your friendly website where you can earn money online for free. It provides an open forum where you can receive your rewards in no time. Withdraw upfront or accumulate so that you have a large portion of extra income. Whatever that pleases you. After all, the money is already yours from the commissions you’ve earned on sales made.

Want to hear more about how you can earn with?

You should know that once you have signed up with SFI, you become part of their worldwide initiative to provide their services to everyone. You are the affiliate to the customers, and they are the bosses offering you opportunities to establish your online finances. On registering, you are given a professional marketing website that you will be using to promote the products you have been assigned. Once you make a sale, then SFI automatically records the data and creates a commission for you. The commission is then transferred to your website where it displays your earning and other important details.

How do I access the money earned?

One thing you will love about SFI is that you can withdraw money in your country’s currency. What does that mean for you? It means you do not have to worry about conversion rates and other inconveniences with converting currency. Withdraw from various platforms such as Payoneer, AlertPay, and PayPal as well as through checks and MasterCard. Once you have the money from SFI, you can easily access it and have the feel of your hard efforts.

Final Verdict

SFI is as real as it gets and there is no more you can ask for than you receive. It is free, they guide you through the earning process. Above all, you can see the tangible pay of the sales you’ve made. The good thing with SFI is that you will be making money from home or anywhere else you are comfortable working from. In short, you have the freedom to choose from where to work from. It is a real lifetime opportunity with all the other reliable E-commerce websites that actually help you earn real cash.

Do not waste your time on affiliate marketing if you are not guaranteed of making any substantial wealth. Join SFI today, and find out more on the benefits you are promised. Help yourself and help your friends succeed by getting started on SFI today!

Dear Potential Business Owner:

 

If you are like me, you’ve searched the Internet over and wasted lots of time and money with “get rich quick” businesses that turned out to be schemes. I’ve always wanted to start my own business that was LEGITIMATE and HONEST (and not a “pie in the sky” fairy tale). Well, I did it! I’ve officially started my own home business as an affiliate with SFI (Strong Future International). Here are some of the reasons why I decided to go with SFI:

 

* Their parent company has been around since 1985.

* It’s free to get started.

* They’re in over 200 countries worldwide.

* You can do everything from home on your computer.

* 24-hour support.

* Free training and free Website.

* They’re growing rapidly and there’s lots of money to be made.

 

There’s nothing to lose and everything to gain here, including more time with your family and more money in your wallet. It’s well worth looking at SFI and investing in your future with us. For more information, see  http://www.justins-sfi.com/

 

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