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A few days ago Luke Maquire asked me to take a look at his new tool for this social site called INSTAGRAM. I took it for a spin yesterday and you are seeing my OWN results above after just a FEW HOURS: It’s one thing when a product creator says he’s created MULTIPLE 5-6 figure businesses using software and one social platform. It’s another when he can back it up and show PROOF of results that his students are doing the exact same thing. There’s a lot of smoke and mirrors in advertising, so...

I talk about affiliate marketing because it is my bread and butter. Lately, I've been noticing some affiliate payments coming in from some videos I've made in the past few months, so I've been slowly adding more to my Youtube channel. So far, this is the Income: 5 Sales @ $39.99 - $179.95 in passive sales since I made those original 6 videos and left them. Video reviews are my favorite way of making affiliate income! So, this is a lesson in not "overthinking" what will sell.  That is the beauty...

I just watched a very inspiring video my one of my favorite actors, but to save you time, I paraphrased most of the interesting points that I would like to share that really KICKED me in the gut this afternoon.   I think we all tend to be a little A.D.D. online, since there are so many methods and so much information.   Someone asked Tyler Perry what was his secret to success.  He very thoughtfully answered this:   Tyler Perry: I had ONE idea.  My one Focus. People ask me all the time, How...

Now, I was thinking the other day that using Google's own properties and ranking for long-tailed keywords for products, then posting them on Pinterest with the app called Tailwind would surely yield some results. The verdict? Oh boy, yes it did. Here's what I did, and it is easy for you to copy with Amazon links, ShareASale links or any affiliate link network. The key is to use the product keyword on free blog websites like blogger.com and then share it to all of the free sites like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest...

How do you know which affiliates product to pick that will actually bring you in sales? Answer: Those products that people are actually searching for in Google with the credit card in hand. Biggest Mistake Affiliate Marketers Make? Using general keywords that are not buyer keywords. Why? Here's what happens if you just use a "general keyword" such as weight loss. People go into Google or Bing and type "I want to lose weight" and then they begin to see ads by the big gorilla companies with million dollar budgets, and...

How To Create Your First Amazon Affiliate Link:   Fill out the form and you will get login details with your Amazon Associates ID that usually has a -20 at the end.   To create your first link that you can either A.  Put in your blog; B.  Put in your video description box in Youtube after you make a review video; C.  Just want to use the image and share it on Pinterest with an image that links BACK to your money link from Amazon. Do this:   Now, the next step is going to LOOK like...

MaurA WALTON Okay, I have to tell ya! It was SUPER fun this morning doing a Facebook Live Feed and my goal of helping 100 people START a blog has begun. The clock is ticking ...looking in the comments I think I "hit a nerve" and possibly this has been a secret goal of yours. First, check out these amazing blogs and their Income Reports to get you totally inspired to begin your own blog: http://makingsenseofcents.com http://relentlessaction.com/category/relentlessaction-com/income-report http://fatstacksblog.com/category/income-reports http://www.thelesleyshow.com http://www.rankxl.com/side-project-to-six-figures

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http://www.shoutmeloud.com/blogging-income-report   http://byregina.com/being-an-infopreneur/ Now, let's unleash all of that wonderful YOU and your knowledge and experience to the world, shall we? How You Can Start A Blog Today: #1 Sign up for what is called "hosting" - click on this link. #2 You are going to be asked to do is pick a domain name.   screen-shot-2016-09-30-at-11-35-46-am#3  So you don't get overwhelmed, or have to pick out of thousands and product (don't get stuck here), just pick a general name.  You can even choose your own name for your domain name. But pick a .com at the end. It is more professional and Google will show your blog posts more often. Example: SueJones.com.  You can also choose your products, if you don't choose a specific topic.  For example, if you get a domain name that has "fishing" in it, then you are limited to only list fishing items in there to keep it relevant to your topic.  So instead choose a general name such as SportingForLife, or Lifeisgreathere. We used to be super specific about picking a domain name to help rank better in Google, but now we aim for ranking each one of our individual posts instead. So, don't get stuck here or over-analyze it.  Just pick a name and move on. #4 What to write about? To really bring in some good commissions, the best thing is to start with WHAT people are searching for in Google and online marketplaces. I'll give you some examples below. One of the biggest mistakes bloggers make when starting out is writing about something that people are just searching for online to read about, instead of targeting BUYER Keywords where people are actually looking to BUY a product. Plus, many bloggers and those who promote other people's products (known as affiliates), talk themselves OUT of blogging faster than a bee to honey.  Why? Here are the thoughts you will hear in your own mind and from those who haven't made any income online:  Why would anyone click on my link when they know about Amazon? Answer:  People are searching for particular products and if you can get your links into the places such as Pinterest where buyers browse and provide them a really good review of the pros and cons of a product, they will click through your link that takes them to the gigantic Amazon marketplace. Then, once inside Amazon, everything they buy through your link for the next 24 hours, you get credit for each sale.  It starts out low at 4% a sale, but once you have made several sales, Amazon bumps you up to 6% commission.  The key to promoting anything on Amazon is pure volume.  The good news is that around Christmas time, some affiliates for Amazon make an ENTIRE year's worth of salary.  So, don't let the negative thoughts or the comments of a friend, deter you. Amazon knows how to market to your visitor.  How many times have you walked out of the grocery store without MORE than the one item that drove you there?  Not often.  Exactly.  Amazon will market to your visitor with all kinds of upsells, such as the one you see at the bottom of the page that looks like this:   screen-shot-2016-09-30-at-11-48-18-am   Your job is to get them to click.  That's your mission.  Provide helpful content. If you have NEVER made an affiliate link, (and honestly, don't know why you should, go to this page where I show you... How To Create Your First Amazon Affiliate Link before Christmas (like NOW) Click here.

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What is life-changing?   Building a list of subscribers who know you, like you and trust you and what you personally think is "all that!" How do you build a list of subscribers?  There are lots of ways to do this. The best way is to find a mode of traffic that resonates with your personality.  A few years ago, I started with Youtube marketing as the way I drove my traffic to my new ebooks and courses.  Plus, I used Youtube review videos to make affiliate sales from other people's products....