Review Sites: Do You Need One?

Thanks for visiting today to read my article on review sites. You may wonder if you really need one. I think a review site would be a good place to have all your reviews in one place. It is the same as a blog like this one. The difference is that with the review site you will only have your reviews for the different products you are promoting.

 

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Money With Review Sites

One of the easiest ways to make money online is by developing a detailed, honest and straightforward review website for your niche market. A review site offers important information to buyers, such as giving them a breakdown of the product or service, including personal testimonials, feedback as well as getting your visitors involved in posting their
own comments and experiences.

One of the greatest aspects of a review site is that it can fit into literally any niche or market online. From Amazon affiliate review sites, to developing review sites around the television programs, movies and music that you love, you can build a very profitable business online, all powered by targeted review websites!

Cater To Hungry Buyers

One of the greatest things about review sites is that you are able to target people who are on the verge of buying. They want to make informed buying decisions and they do this by reviewing comments, feedback and testimonials from websites that have personal experience with the products and services that they are interested in.

What does this mean to you? It’s a LOT easier to make money with visitors who are actively searching for specific products, and who, for the most part, have ALREADY made up their mind to buy the product but simply need a bit
of reassurance before making the purchase. In order to set up a review-based website, you will need a domain name and hosting account.

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You can register a domain name at many different registrars including www.namecheap.com and www.moniker.com, but you’ll want to do your best to choose a domain that incorporates relevant keywords from within your niche market.

You want your domain name to demonstrate to potential visitors exactly what your website is about so that you can rank within the major search engines and attract targeted visitors.

Examples:
ElectricGuitarReviews.com – GolfClubOverview.com etc Just make sure that your domain is keyword-rich, easy to spell and clearly demonstrates the focus of your site. You want people browsing through the search engines to be able to identify your site as being one that offers the exact information they are searching for.

In order to develop your review site, you can use a combination of WordPress and Review Site plugins to create powerful, interactive review websites without the fuss!

You can also purchase review packages that come fully loaded with pre-written reviews, but you’ll want to take the time to edit the content so that it reflects your own opinions, while being able to offer your visitors with unique, quality information on the products and services they are interested in.

If you really want to make the most money possible from your review sites, you absolutely need to research markets, verify the viability of niches and know, with certainty, what people are interested in, searching for and willing to buy.

Without proper research, you have little idea as to what products or Affiliate services you should include within your review site, but more importantly, you aren’t sure WHAT people are entering into the search engines when searching for these products.

 

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Keyword Research

This is where niche and keyword research comes into play. By defining the most popular keywords used by your target audience, you can incorporate them into your reviews, content and websites to attract organic traffic from
the search engines. Your review site will be thoroughly optimized and VERY targeted towards hungry buyers. (Plus, you can swipe commissions by piggy backing off of successful marketing campaigns that others have created!)

For example, you decide you are going to include the ClickBank product “Acne Free In 3 Days” in your review site. You know that people who are likely to purchase this product are suffering from acne and want a quick and pain free solution.

You’re able to define WHO your market is. In order to optimize your review, you will want to include the product name AND author name in both your review and your review title, so that your page quickly ranks in the search
engines, and is directed towards people who aren’t just searching for an acne cure, but who are interested in this specific product.

By including author names, website URL’s and product titles in your reviews, you are able to create laser-targeted pages that will boost your position in the search engines, while making it easier for you to “swipe” commissions from people who are already interested in the product but need a bit more information or reassurance before making the
purchase.

Jaaxy Keyword Tool

Each review should always include relevant keywords, but to better optimize your site, include SPECIFIC keywords involving the products and services you are writing about. You start by visiting a keyword tool and entering in your
primary keyword. I use Jaaxy which I have found very helpful and it gives me the information and stats I am seeking. Take a look at my Jaxxy review here. You will quickly learn how popular different keywords are, how competitively targeted they are, as well as being given alternative (long-tail) keywords that you could use in your reviews for easier ranking in the search engines.

Once you have chosen your niche market, it’s time to create a swipe file of potential products that you can include on your review site. You want to pay attention to both the quality of the products you are promoting, as well as the price range, based on what your target audience is comfortable spending.

Tip: If choosing products from the ClickBank marketplace, you can use http://www.CBEngine.com  to create a snapshot of the top products selling in various niche markets.

 

How To Make Money With An Amazon Review Site

By becoming an Amazon affiliate, you’ll gain instant access to thousands of products in over 50 different markets that you can base your review site around. From music, to movies, books and even electronics, toys (and in some
countries, food!), there is no shortage of products to promote. You can create an Amazon review site just by using WordPress as the foundation for your site.

You will need an Amazon Associates account before you can choose products to promote, and you can sign up at: https://affiliate-program.amazon.com

Amazon makes it very easy to set up review pages, including:

Create an aStore

AStores feature various products from hand-chosen categories, so you can really customize your astore to appeal to specific niche markets. All you need to do is log into your Amazon Associates account and create your store by
choosing either specific products or complete categories. You then integrate a snippet of code into your blog and your aStore will appear instantly! Create your aStore:
https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/gp/associates/astore/main.html

Create Links & Banners

It’s easy to advertise Amazon products by adding banners and links for various products, and then adding them throughout your website navigation as well as within your content pages. Amazon do banners for different products so take a look and see which banners suit your review site.

You can earn up to 15% of all purchases made during a visitors shopping session. This percentage has changed recently so make sure you check it out before putting in the effort to create a review.

Use Widgets

You can build powerful Amazon widgets quickly right from within your Amazon Associates account. Widgets are interactive mini-applications that bring Amazon functionality to your website. You will see the widgets tab inside
your associates account.

Pay Attention To Stats

Make sure that you take advantage of the “Reports” section within your Amazon Associates account. It will provide you with important information regarding your earnings, as well as extensive data about the activity of your Amazon links, aStores and campaigns (including traffic details, conversion rates and more).

I hope this post has giving you a bit of an insight into building your own review site. Leave a comment below it helps with my site rank:)

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Affiliate Marketing Tips

Thanks for visiting today to get more information on affiliate marketing. I hope you will find these affiliate marketing tips useful. One of the greatest things about affiliate marketing is that you can literally start making money online in a matter of a few days, even a few hours in some cases.

 

You don’t need a product of your own, or even a website if you choose to create campaigns that direct visitors through your affiliate links, and you can choose from a wide variety of products to promote as well, including: Physical Products Such as books, physical delivery courses, DVD’s, Videos, Equipment and more from marketplaces like Amazon.

Digital products such as ebooks, reports, video tutorials, training or coaching lessons and other digital products from marketplaces like www.ClickBank.com

Affiliate marketing offers you the freedom and flexibility unlike any other business model, and if you truly want to be successful, you need to know exactly how to take advantage of this incredible opportunity so you’re covering as
much ground as possible, while leveraging your campaigns so they work double-time.

 

Affiliate Marketing Tips

 

Choosing The Right Products

Choosing quality products is an important part of every affiliate campaign, because you want to make sure that you are setting up campaigns around products that are likely to convert.

This means that you need to spend time carefully researching and evaluating products in order to choose winners. Your ability to generate commissions and convert visitors into buyers depends on the quality and brand of the products you choose. When it comes to choosing a niche, there are two methods that will help you get started:

  1. Choose a niche that is evergreen
  2. Identify demand and profitability based on existing competition.One of the most important things you can do is first evaluate and identify niche markets that encompass three major elements:1) You can easily identify exactly who your audience is.2) There are motivated, active buyers in the niche market.3) You are able to penetrate the market with your campaigns.

    There’s no sense in trying to find an untapped niche market. There are few of them out there and those that exist would take a lot of work in order to penetrate. You’d have to condition buyers, research angles and
    test out different campaigns and approaches before you determine what was successful. Forget about that!

    It’s always easier to make money in niches that are already proven to be profitable, because if you do that, you’ll instantly maximize your chances of building a successful campaign.

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    Evaluating markets doesn’t have to be difficult. Your primary objective is to determine the viability of a market based on existing demand and buyers. You do this a number of different ways, including by researching the number of products in the market versus the demand / size of the customer base.

    In most cases, you’ll be able to determine the viability of a market, (or even a specific product) in a matter of minutes just by using a combination of market research and search engine research.

    You must always conduct as much research about your markets as possible so that you can really understand what your target audience is interested in and create compelling campaigns that ‘speak their language’,
    essentially communicating directly to your target audience.

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    You want to know: – What people are currently buying – Where there are any potential market
    gaps for products you could create – How much of a demand exists in the market.

    What your customer base is most interested in, concerned with, needing help with. In other words, pay attention to who you are selling to before you determine what you are going to sell and your campaigns will be successful.

    It’s likely that you’ve already got most of the research you need right in your own memory bank. Think about the general health market and then dissect it so that you have 10-15 health related niches to evaluate.

    Health – General /
    Broad Market Segments include: How to lose weight – How to prevent /cure acne – Gout – Menopause – Pregnancy

    Rinse and repeat this formula with any broader topic and you’ll likely find a handful of markets that have problems that people need solving.

    Relationships –
    General/Broad Market Segments include: Get your ex back Affiliate *
    Avoid Divorce/ Repair Marriage * Improve Sex Life * Pick Up Women /
    Men

    These are markets that consist of highly motivated prospects who are anxiously looking for a solution or answer to their problem. Keep in mind that the best markets consist of buyers who are looking to relieve their pain whether emotional, physical or mental. Take down notes of possible products and niche markets that look interesting to you.

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    You can then, search for related forums, groups and blogs to determine what people are looking for, how big the market is and what is currently in demand.

    Then, investigate keywords to determine how much competition is in the marketplace as well as how many searches take place each month for specific keyword phrases relating to each niche market.

    If you plan to promote digital products, the best place to start looking for quality products is through ClickBank, available at http://www.Clickbank.com

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    ClickBank

    Clickbank is one of the largest online marketplaces for digital products, and you’ll be able to quickly pinpoint hot sellers by browsing through their many categories. ClickBank.com  offers detailed statistics and information regarding each specific product making it even easier to quickly evaluate the profitability of potential campaigns.

    Here is what these mean:

    $/sale: The amount of money you earn for each sale.

    Future $: Average rebill revenue.

    Total $/sale: Average total $ per sale, including all rebills.

    %/sale: The percentage of the product sale price that the sale represents.

    %/refd: Fraction of publisher’s total sales that are referred by affiliates.

    Grav: The measure of how many affiliates are promoting the product. For each affiliate paid in the last 8 weeks Clickbank adds an amount between 0.1 and 1.0 to the total. The more recent the last referral, the higher the value added. The Gravity indicator will tell you how well a product is selling.

    So a gravity score of 100 means a product is potentially selling better than one with a gravity score of 20.

    When it comes to gravity assigned to any specific product, a gravity of 70 or higher is usually a good sign that the product is still in demand, and being actively promoted by other affiliates.

  3. clickbank trendsTo take things a bit further, you can use free services such as www.CBTrends.com or www.CBEngine.com to
    further evaluate each product, in terms of performance, demand, and the number of affiliate marketer’s that are promoting it (which is always a good indication of how profitable the market is). cbengine

    Here are many other affiliate networks and marketplaces worth exploring, with many offering a combination of both digital and physical products.

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    Here are a few to help you get started: Amazon Marketplace https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/ 

    I suggest using Amazon to locate products primarily with a higher price point, as their payout rate is set at only 4%. Personally, I use Amazon only for products priced at $200 or higher to make up the difference in the low-end commission offer. Still, the Amazon marketplace is a great way to monetize extra space on your website
    or blog, and with their extended affiliate options, such as being able to integrate an “astore” into your website, you’re given a lot of flexibility as to how you can develop affiliate campaigns.

    Tip: You can monetize your feeder sites with Amazon modules and plugins, just by logging into your Amazon Associates account and exploring their ‘extended’ options.

    I hope you got some helpful information from this post. Do me a favour and leave a comment below please. This all helps with site rank:)

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Affiliate Marketing For Beginners

If you are new to online marketing then this affiliate marketing for beginners post is just what you need.

Affiliate marketing is an outstanding way to get started making money online, because you don’t have to invest much (or any) money, you don’t have to have your own products, and you don’t have to deal with customer service or shipping.

All you really need to be successful in affiliate marketing is a strong desire to succeed and the knowledge to make it happen. I can’t give you the motivation you need, but I can certainly get you started with the knowledge you need.

In this post, you’re going to learn the basics of getting started with affiliate marketing. You’ll learn how to choose profitable niches, how to choose the right affiliate products to promote, and how to get traffic to your offers.

Everything I’m going to teach you will require little or no upfront investment, and very little technical knowledge. These are very basic techniques that absolutely anyone can learn!

So let’s get started…

Make sure you take action on what you are learning and I wish you well for the future.

 

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Common Mistakes You Need to Avoid in Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing as a business will provide you a very good income whether you do it full-time or part-time. Of course, it depends on how you manage it as a business. It also has edges where you can fall when you make mistakes.

There are common mistakes that affiliates make and knowing them is a good starting point to avoid them:

Grabbing Every Affiliate Program Available

Affiliate marketing is all over the net. It will be easy to be drowned with affiliate programs that promise high commissions. Signing up for these programs is as quick as a few blinks of the eye.

More programs may mean more profits but it is not always the case. There are times when you have to hold back and know your limits.

Imagine juggling three balls. Make it ten balls and you will get the picture. Affiliate programs are stakes you take online and these are investments that need your attention. If you cannot focus on managing them well, it will be unproductive to sign up for every opportunity you have.

You can start with one affiliate program or maybe go for as much as three or four. Make sure that these programs blend well together and do not simply crowd your website.

Choosing the Wrong Product

You don’t pick a banana when you fancy some grapes. A lot of affiliates commit the mistake of choosing the products because they are hot and not because they are interested in it.

It will be very hard to sound credible when you don’t believe in a product yourself. Yes they might sell but in the long run, you cannot form the important relationship of trust and confidence with your market.

Successful marketers most of the time have purchased the products they are promoting. This way, they can give an honest review if the product is really commendable.

Copy Pasting Content

Building a website involves serious work. If you want to look credible or trustworthy copy and pasting from other websites will not work.

Search engine spiders will not tag your website as an authority in your chosen niche. Content is still king. Regular updates and good keyword research are also a must.

Good search engine optimization can spell a difference of thousands of dollars in your affiliate marketing business.

 

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Choosing Profitable Niches

The first thing you need to do is choose a niche to promote. This isn’t as easy as it sounds. You can’t just choose a niche – you must choose a profitable niche. Not every niche is going to be as profitable as you might hope.

I have chosen niches in the past that I truly expected to be profitable, yet despite my best efforts I was unable to find a single affiliate product that would convert well enough to make the effort worth the time involved.

Fortunately, I have learned how to lessen my chances of choosing dud niches. Just a few simple steps can help you eliminate some of the risk of choosing these unprofitable niches.

Brainstorming

Your first step is to make a list of niches you’re interested in promoting. Just make a long list of niches you think might be profitable, or that you’re just interested in promoting.

Don’t worry about anything other than making a list of 10-20 niches right now. If you need help, you can always look around you for inspiration.

Here are some places to seek inspiration:

  • Look around your house. Things like kitchen appliances, outdoor barbecue equipment, office supplies, audio visual equipment, and musical instruments are all niches you might spot around your house.
  • Browse a bookstore – either online or offline. Try Amazon.com or a bookstore in your local neighborhood. Browse the books or magazines.
  • Take a look around news websites for hot topics. Check sites like Google Buzz for new trends.

 

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Checking Potential Profitability

Once you have a list of 10-20 niche ideas, it’s time to start narrowing them down by checking out their potential profitability.

There are three main ways I do this:

  1. I check to see if there are any magazines being published in the niche. This is sometimes, but not always an indicator that a niche might be profitable.
  2. I check to see how many people are advertising on Google AdWords for the niche. People aren’t likely to advertise en masse in a niche that isn’t profitable, especially if the CPC is very high.
  3. I check the MSN Commercial Intention tool for some of the most popular commercial websites in the niche. http://adlab.msn.com/Online-Commercial-Intention/

 

I really like the Commercial Intention tool. It’s pretty accurate. Let’s say I want to be an affiliate for golf equipment. I would enter something like “golf clubs” in the tool, select the “Query” radio button, and then click “Go”.

For the phrase “golf clubs”, the commercial intention is 0.97, which is almost a perfect 1.0. This means the niche is almost certainly profitable, as the vast majority of people who search for that phrase will probably be interested in buying.

Keyword Research

Everything you do in affiliate marketing will require keywords. Whether you choose to use PPC marketing, article marketing, blogging, or some other form of marketing, you will need to choose the right keywords if you expect to get a decent amount of traffic.

I use the Jaaxy Keyword Tool for quick and free research:

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This keyword tool is extremely easy to use. You simply enter your seed keyword phrase and you will receive numerous related keywords. You can sort them by the average number of monthly searches.

You want to look for keyword phrases that have low competition:

  • All is explained in the resource at the end of this post
  • You will be able to see how much competition there is for each keyword

To check competition, you enter each keyword phrase in the Jaaxy search box. Click search and they will tell you how many monthly searches the keyword or phrase has. If you click get QSR(Quoted Search Result) you will be shown the number of sites ranked in google for that keyword and that is how you find your level of competition.

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Traffic and Marketing

Once you have a list of keywords, it’s time to use those keywords to get traffic.

There are literally hundreds, perhaps thousands of ways to get traffic, but I’m just going through some of the easiest ways to get traffic quickly and with little to no money up front.

Blogging

Blogging is another great way to get traffic. It’s best if you do it on your own domain with your own hosting, but you can also make use of free blogging platforms like Blogger.com if you want. Just be aware that they have the right to delete your blog at any time, for any reason they choose, even if you didn’t break any rules.

Every time you make a blog post, be sure to include keywords in the title of the post, as well as the content. This will help ensure you get plenty of traffic from the search engines.

 

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Picking Up Important Lessons from the Best Affiliate Marketing Forums

The internet evolves every day as the demands of people also vary from time to time. The affiliate marketing world is not exempted from this rule, and as a business proponent you must learn how to adapt to changes.

You are not alone in the affiliate marketing world. There are a lot of people with whom you can interact. You can seek some advice, build your network, or share your expertise through leading affiliate marketing forums.

These affiliate forums are treasure chests of knowledge. You can bump into the big guns of the business inside these forums. You can exchange ideas with other people about the business trends or have been privy to upcoming hot campaigns of affiliate marketing.

Here are some of the established affiliate marketing forums that you can visit or join:

  • 5 Star Affiliate Program – This forum is good for the green horns of the affiliate marketing business.
    Information is readily available on their threads to increase the chances of knowing and succeeding in the business. The discussion rooms will provide great motivation for the newbies to move forward. The exchange of ideas is also very healthy to anyone who may be a bit confused or overloaded with information.
  • Associate Programs – This forum is designed specifically so masters of the online marketing world can share their success stories and inspire everyone who wants to follow their foot steps.
  • Wicked Fire – Wickedfire.com may be considered by some as a loud, crazy place. It is very productive though with trading of information, expertise, tools, and even websites.
  • SEO Chat –
    One can learn the ups and downs of the business through their threads. This site may not be getting as much traffic as other popular affiliate marketing forums but it still serves its purpose well.
  • Digital Point – DP is one of the most active forums online today. The number of members is quite big. Most threads are very active. Services, tools, and expertise are shared in every corner of the forum.

There are other affiliate marketing forums online which you can visit. Success can be achieved by broadening your horizon through networking and continuously learning about the affiliate marketing business.

Now you have the basics you need to get started with affiliate marketing. You can take this information and run with it, and you could soon be making money.

Whatever you do, you need to keep at it. Never give up! Trust me, these things really do work. Affiliate marketing can be extremely easy, and once you have some money making methods in place, they can run mostly on autopilot!

Combine these methods with some of your own and you’ll have an unstoppable money machine that just keeps cranking out the cash day after day.

Good luck!

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What Did We Learn Today?

What did we learn today in this affiliate marketing for beginners post? We learned of the common mistakes that new marketers make. We learned how to choose a niche, do keyword research, we also covered traffic, blogging and getting help on the forums.

If you got some value from my post leave a comment below. I would like to wish you all the best for the future and thanks for visiting today.

Frank

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Social Media Sizing – What Size Should Images Be?

In my research for Pinterest I wondered what image sizes were the best for interaction. I then wondered what images sizes some of the other social media sites were best. In this social media sizing post I will let you know what I found.

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Pinterest

As I have been looking at Pinterest Marketing I will start with Pinterest. The first thing you will need is a profile picture, the size on Pinterest is 165 x 165 pixels.

The pin photos sizes vary but I found that people’s opinion on this varied from each post I read. I personally have started using 735 x 1102 because I was advised in a course I am doing that if you do it any longer Pinterest will cut it off if it goes too long. I am not sure of this though because I was doing pins that were 1345 pixels and they showed up OK. But I will go along with what I am being taught in the course and see how it goes.

This is why I have put infinite in the infographic. Finally, the measurements for the board display are 220 x 150. This is if you want to make your own image as Pinterest already fill this in with your pins. This is the display above your profile picture.

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That’s it for Pinterest now let’s move on to Facebook.

 

Facebook

Facebook has 4 images we need to look at, your profile picture of course. The cover photo which is the big one behind your profile picture. There is the post image for when you are adding photos to your wall and if you are thinking of using Facebook ads there is a certain size for this too.

OK, your profile picture first, it is recommended the size should be 300 x 300. The cover photo dimensions are 851 x 315.

If you are posting images 700 x 700 is the one most people mention. Finally, the ad can be 1200 x 627.

I hope this was helpful because I always wanted to know the facebook dimensions. Let’s move onto Instagram.

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Instagram

There are 3 sizes for Instagram, your profile picture, the photo for posting and the ad photo.

Your profile picture should be 110 x 110, it is funny how all these Social Media sites have different sizes for everything isn’t it. Why don’t they make it easy for us all and have the same sizes, or is that too simple?

Your posting photo size should be 1080 x 1080, I don’t use Instagram but it looks like bigger is better:)

Finally your ad photo size is recommended to also be 1080 x 1080.

Twitter is the final Social Media site I cover.

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Twitter

I do not use Twitter regularly enough to know what some of these are. Of course, you have your profile picture, the header photo, the in – stream photo and the Twitter Card photo.

Your profile photo size on Twitter should be 400 x 400, see a different size again from the others.

The header photo should be 1500 x 500.

The size of the in-stream photo is 440 x 220 and finally the Twitter card photo, what is that? leave me a comment below and let me know. The recommended size is 800 x 320

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What Have We Learned Today?

You found out that the social media sizing of each site is different. Once again I say why can’t they all be the same? Is it me being lazy or is it because I want to keep it simple?

I certainly learned something doing the research and I am glad I have put all the sizes in one handy infographic, Feel free to download the image and keep it handy so you don’t have to go searching google every time you are doing a post.

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Fact: Pinterest Marketing Is NOT Time Consuming!

Many people shy away from using Pinterest to get traffic because they think it’s too time consuming.

Now to get your profile setup, get your account filled with content, and the other initial setup stuff does take some time, the on going use of Pinterest to get traffic comes down to just four things.

Yes!

Really… Just FOUR things!

Let me cover these four things with you here…

 

Pinterest Marketing

 

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1. Work on creating content.

Content is the one thing you absolutely have to have if you want to use Pinterest to get traffic. There’s so many different kinds of content you can create and not all content creation takes a ton of time. You should have a goal to have at least 1 piece of new content every 2 weeks. For me personally I create 2-3 new pieces of content each week. Just work your way up to this level. For now start with a small goal.

You should be working on creating content each and every day. You don’t have to create a piece of content every day, but you should be working on a piece of content every day. Even if it’s only for 10-20 minutes.

2. Pin other people’s content.

Your goal with your Pinterest account is to Pin at least 10 Pins a day, but the more you do the better. Pin at least 10 Pins each day. A few pins a few times a day.

How long will it take you when you get up in the morning to Pin 2-3 things? How long will it take you to Pin 2-3 things while eating lunch? How long will it take you to Pin 2-3 things before bed?

The answer?

Not long at all! Just don’t make it hard. Look for stuff related to your boards, when you find it, Pin it, and you’re done!

3. Pin your own content.

You might not do this every day, but if you can, DO IT! You should be pinning your own content as much as you can. Hint: This is how you get the traffic.

There are ways to create what I call “fast content” that will save you a ton of time, and of course you can also pay others to create your content for you which will save you a TON of time.

4. Work Pinterest

Besides Pinning there are other things you need to do with your account to keep Pinterest in love with you and the traffic flowing. Things like following leaders in your niche, following their followers, and commenting on other people’s Pins.

I call this “working Pinterest”. You can do these things in just moments each day. Stay focused, do what you need to do, and be done.

That’s it… Those are the four things you’ll do daily with your Pinterest account to keep the traffic flowing.

The biggest key here is to have a plan, stick to it, and don’t get lost in a “time warp” on Pinterest.

Pinterest is a lot of fun to browse and you can get lost quick there looking at all the “things”, but if you use your Business account JUST for business you’ll save yourself a bunch of time.

Doing these four things daily is worth the traffic that Pinterest has the power to send to you. I promise! You’ve just got to stay focused and put in the work.

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Want to learn how to do these four things from an absolute expert on Pinterest? Then make sure you grab a seat in the Pinterest Traffic Takeover Workshop. Where you’ll learn from Internet marketing expert Liz Tomey on how to use Pinterest from A-Z. All the way from learning how to make money with Pinterest in different niches to creating the best strategy to get the most traffic. Grab your seat now!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frank

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9 Fast Content Ideas You Can Use To Create Pins On Pinterest

The biggest issue people face when using Pinterest in their marketing is having content to create Pins for.

Of course you can Pin the same thing over and over again (as long as you create a new image for it, change up the description, etc.), but to really get traffic from Pinterest you need fresh new content on an on going basis.

But who has time for that?

You do.

When you create “fast content”!

By creating “fast content” you can fill your Pinterest profile with original Pins that link to your squeeze pages, sales pages, blog posts, etc. Anything you want of yours!

 

pin it

 

9 Ideas To Help You Create Pins On Pinterest.

Here are 9 “fast content” ideas you can use and create your own Pins on Pinterest.

1. Current Blog Posts – I’m starting this off with the obvious. Your own content. You can create a few new Pin images per piece of content you have and have a ton of new Pins for Pinterest.

For example… I currently have 13 blog posts. I could create 2 Pin images for each blog post and have 26 Pins I could add to Pinterest this month. Now that’s what I call “fast content”.

Want to really save some time? Hire someone over at Fiverr to create the Pins for you. Send them the links to your blog posts, and tell them to create 2 Pins for each of them. Of course you’ll have to give them direction on design, but this will save you a ton of time.

2. Promotion Quotes – I call these “promotional quotes” because you simply take a quote you find related to your niche, and make a “promotional quote” out of it and you can link it to anything you want. You could even do this daily and have 30 new Pins each month all linking to something of yours. This is great “fast content” idea to use to have at least ONE thing of YOURS you can Pin every day.

When I create mine, I have a nice clean design, great quote, and then at the bottom a call to action to signup for my challenge. How many things can you do this with?

3. Infographics – Infographics are HOT on Pinterest and you should be creating your own to get traffic to your own stuff. Canva has a ton of templates you can use to create your own infographic or again HIRE someone to do it, so this becomes a “super fast content” tactic!

4. Q&A Posts – What questions do you get asked or are asked the most in your niche? Take one, answer it, create a post about it, and then post it to your blog. Create a Pin and Pin it on Pinterest. Quick and easy! You should be able to create this in just a few minutes. Just ONE question per post is all you need.

5. What Are You Doing? – It’s the weekend or just a normal weekday. What are you doing that’s related to your niche? This could basically be a couple of photos with a few sentences about each photo. Post it up to your blog, and Pin it! You’re done…

6. Got Tips? – Can you name 3 or 5 tips related to your niche? Make a blog post with those 3-5 tips. This again should only take you a few minutes. Spice your post up with a few images, and you’ve got yourself a fast piece of content!

7. Resources – What are the best resources related to your niche? List them out, write a sentence or two about them, and boom!, you have a piece of content that’s ready to post to your blog and Pin on Pinterest.

Have I said Pin on/to Pinterest enough yet? I’m going to say it about two more times, so get ready.

8. Top Content – Take a look at your stats. Find the content that got the most traffic or shares or likes or comments or whatever. For example like your top 5. Write a few sentences about why you think each did well, and once again… BOOM! You have a piece of content. Now post it and… Make a Pin on Pinterest.

I’m only going to say it one more time. Here we go…

9. Mood boards – Mood boards are hot right now and it’s pretty easy to create one related to your niche. Not to mention it’s super fast to do it. Create your own mood board image and use it as a Pin on Pinterest and link it to something of yours that you want to get traffic to.

That’s 9… NINE… different things you can create FAST to have content TODAY so you can Pin it to Pinterest all month long.

Imagine if you sat down right now and used ALL of these examples and created 3 Pins to use to Pin to Pinterest.

Ooops… I lied. I said Pin on Pinterest AGAIN. Just a few more times, and then I promise I’m done.

If you had 3 Pins for a current blog post.

If you had 3 promotional quotes.

If you had 3 infographics.

If you had 3 Pins for your Q&A post.

If you had 3 Pins for your What Are You Doing? post.

If you had 3 Pins for your Tips post.

If you had 3 Pins for your Resources post.

If you had 3 Pins for your Top Content post.

If you had 3 mood board images.

That’s 27 Pins for Pinterest and you created it all in a matter of just a couple of hours. If you outsource the Pin creation and the other image creation you’ll save even more time.

Okay so there you have it. A quick and easy way to create “fast content” and have about a month of Pins you can Pin on Pinterest (last time I’ll say it)!

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Pinterest is a great social media site to get a ton of traffic from. If you’d like to learn this strategy for using Pinterest to get a ton of traffic to your squeeze pages, sales pages, blog posts, affiliate links, and anything else you want to get traffic to I highly recommend that you attend the Pinterest Traffic Takeover Workshop. You can grab your seat here.

 

Frank

frank@theultimatenewbie.com

P.S. It’s time to take action on what you just read. There is no excuse not to get started. Good luck.

 

Why Use Pinterest Marketing?

Why In The World Would I Use Pinterest In My Marketing?

Let’s face it… When it comes to getting website traffic there’s like 83 bajillion ways to do it. Bajillion isn’t even a word or a number, but trust me. It’s A LOT!

So when it comes to deciding which tactic to use, you might feel a little bit lost.

Understandably!

I want to share one of my favorite tactics with you that you can use that I KNOW works to get traffic to just about anything you want.

Your blog, affiliate links, squeeze pages, sales pages, etc. ANYTHING you want!

What is it?

Pinterest marketing!

What is pinterest for

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If you’ve never heard of Pinterest it’s a social network site that allows you to save things you find around the web onto “boards” so you can keep it organized and easily accessible.

For example in my Pinterest account I have “boards” on Online Business, Blogging, Affiliate Marketing, Healthy Living, and on and on. When I find something on the Internet that I want to save, I “Pin” it to a “board” that is related to the topic.

Now I have one place I can go when I need information on that topic. That’s why people are using Pinterest! As a matter of fact, Pinterest currently has 250 million ACTIVE users.

That’s A LOT of people.

People you could be getting in front of and getting them to your website!

So the first reason you should be using Pinterest Marketing?

It has the traffic already. You just have to be there to get it.

Need more reasons other than it has built in traffic? Um… Why?

Seriously there are more reasons…

It’s super duper easy.

Follow a simple strategy and you can get traffic.

Simply create a great looking image that represents whatever you’re wanting to drive traffic to, create a description for your image, put your link in, and you’re done.

Now you have a Pin on Pinterest that other Pinterest users can find.

Now there’s a little more to it than that, but that’s the strategy in a nutshell.

It truly is super duper easy.

And…

It’s FUN!

Look there’s not a lot of “fun” in driving traffic to your website, but using Pinterest is actually fun.

I enjoy the user side of it a lot. I like finding great information about what I’m interested in and putting it in categories (Pinterest boards). It’s very therapeutic for my OCD brain.

But on the marketing side of things I really enjoy creating images for stuff I want to get traffic to, and putting (Pinning) it on Pinterest.

Note: Even if you don’t enjoy creating images there are tons of templates out there you can use for your images to make it a quick and easy process.

Not to mention seeing the traffic from my efforts is a HUGE “fun factor”.

So, if you’re lost in the “sea of traffic tactics” I highly recommend you start learning to use Pinterest. It’s fun, easy, and most importantly has a ton of traffic there waiting for you.

 

Pinterest Traffic Takeover Workshop

 

There are affiliate links in this post, if you click the link and make a purchase I will make a small commission at no extra cost to you. See full disclosure 

 

If you’d like to learn to use Pinterest in your marketing and get a ton of traffic from it I recommend you get your seat in the Pinterest Traffic Takeover Workshop. Where you’ll learn from Internet marketing expert Liz Tomey on how to use it from A-Z. All the way from learning how to make money with Pinterest in different niches to creating the best strategy to get the most traffic. Grab your seat now!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frank

frank@theultimatenewbie.com

P.S. Make this the year you finally make the breakthrough.

 

What Are Your Plans For 2021?

Today I would like to talk about your plans for 2021. I mean with your business ambitions not your personal ones, though they are important too.

Planning for 2021

Okay, we are at the start of a new year, are you in a better position than you were at the start of last year? Have things changed for you in the last 12 months? Obviously life has changed for everyone in the past year because of Covid 19. Perhaps that is why you are interested in building an online business so you can change your circumstances. What figure would put you in a great position financially?

Are you looking to work from home and give up the daily commute to work? Maybe you just want an extra $100 a week to supplement your income from your job. Whatever your plans are for 2021 you need to put a plan into action.

Having a plan and a goal are vital in any business. You need to plan how you are going to achieve your goals and then take the steps needed to realize these goals.

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You Need To Be Realistic

You need to be realistic in your goals, are they achievable say in the next 12 months? If you are aiming to quit your job by this time next year what do you need to do to get into that position? It’s all questions that need to be answered before you move forward.

Write your goals down and keep them near your computer so you see them all the time. This will help keep you focused on what you are trying to achieve.

Just remember everything is achievable, if you put the effort into your business you will see the results. The more effort you put in the better the results. I know this is obvious but you will be surprised how some people put in a little effort and when they get no results they give up.

That is what I need to stress to you never give up. I have done this in the past and regretted giving up on my dreams because I came to an obstacle I thought I could not overcome. If you ever get stuck on anything get in touch with me and I will try to help you overcome your obstacles. If I don’t know the answer I will try my best to find you a solution to your problem.

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Time To Take Action

Now you have your goals written down it is time to make a plan of action. This is a vital part and something that held me back for years. I was taking action but in the wrong way, writing blogs daily etc.. was just not working for me. Even though I was doing this consistently I never seemed to make progress.

What was wrong is I never had a sales funnel in place to start seeing results from my efforts in driving traffic to my blog. I now know what held me back for so long. The thought of putting a funnel together was very scary as you are probably finding out. It can be very daunting to say the least.

 

Your First Sales Funnel

So if you take anything from this blog post today it is that you need a sales funnel in place before you send anyone to your blog. Yes, it takes a bit of work at the beginning, but once it is in place your only job then is to drive traffic to your blog posts where your sales funnel is in place to get your visitors to leave their details and therefore enter your sales funnel.

You are now building a list, which any marketer will tell you is where your business really takes off. But because you have a sales funnel in place you can start to build buyers lists which is what you are striving for, people who are willing to spend money for the information you can provide for them. This applies in any niche.

 

How Do I Build A Sales Funnel?

The first thing you now know you need in place is a sales funnel. Before you do anything else get this in place first. It will be the backbone of your business for years to come. There are of course all sorts of sales funnels being used by internet marketers today. From the beginners funnel with just one product to sell to the guru funnels with about 4 or 5 different products to sell. You see them all the time and I would imagine you have seen a few yourself if you have been trying to start a business online for any length of time.

Now if you think you cannot ever see yourself in a position to have the knowledge to start your first sales funnel, you are wrong. You will be happy to know I have a video course that will show you exactly what you need to get started and begin your online adventure starting today! It is going for  a massive discount today, just for visitors to my blog!

 

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Thanks for visiting today.

I wish all the best for 2021, make this the year you finally make the breakthrough.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frank Bow,

The Ultimate Newbie

frank@theultimatenewbie.com

P.S. I have every confidence in you and I believe everyone can go on to achieve their goals with the correct training. Taking action on what you are learning is the vital piece of the puzzle. You will be surprised by how many people watch endless training videos and never ever take action on what they are being shown. Do not let this be you.

 

How Do You Know What To Write About?

If you have been following my other posts and have chosen your niche, got your shiny new domain name and added wordpress either through my recommendation(see domain name post) or by yourself. What do you do now? As a complete newbie at blogging how do you know what to write about, you need content to build your website don’t you? Today I am going to give you a lot of ideas of where you can get inspiration for the content of your blog posts.

Forums

Go to google and type in your niche plus forums and you will probably find a few on your niche. Go in to the forums and look and see what questions people are asking. This should give you countless ideas for your blog posts.

Below I went into google and typed affiliate marketing forums and this is one of the results I got. This is what you are looking for a list of forums that you can look through. It says 11 forums but there are only 8 listed, but if you click more items you are taking to the guys post which tells you all about the various forums. Here is the link to his blog post. If I see a good post I don’t mind sharing it with others, good on the writer for giving us the information I say.

How Do You Know What To Write About

One tip do not get too involved in the forums as you can spend a lot of time on there and the next thing you know your day has gone. You just want to go on there get a few ideas, write them down and leave, you should bookmark the forum and go back the next time you are stuck for an idea for your next blog post. Trust me I have done this, it is easy to get submerged in all the interesting stuff on these forums.

Quora

Quora.com is the biggest Q&A site on the internet. Add your niche into the search section and see what questions people are asking. These questions are from people who are desperate for answers and they will look at you as some sort of leader if you can answer it for them. That is how people start to get noticed online. By helping others solve their problems you will be seen as someone to follow and of course you can advise people to purchase products that will help them.

Make sure the products you are promoting are the real deal, nothing will go against you more than plugging a rubbish product. If you do send people to a bad product you have just lost a potential customer that could have been a repeat buyer for years to come. Do not say you have not been warned.

In the example below I typed in affiliate marketing tips and these are the top answers that appeared. As you can see people are asking questions, it is your job to answer these type of questions within your blog posts.

 

How Do You Know What To Write About

Facebook Groups

Another great place to find inspiration is Facebook groups. Type in your chosen niche and click groups you will get a list of groups. The size of these groups vary but some have hundreds of members and you can be sure there are questions and discussions going on in these groups to give you a lot of content ideas.

I typed in affiliate marketing and the drop down had groups on it so I clicked it and these results below appeared.

 

How Do You Know What To Write About

 

Google

Go to our old friend google and type in your niche and see what appears in the drop down. These drop downs are searches real people are entering so you will get a lot of things to write about by answering these questions on your blog.

Make sure you research the answer and do a blog post in your own words. I have heard it said that you should write at least 1000 words in your blog posts to catch the interest of the search engines. If you do this with the right keywords, your posts will get picked up by Google, Yahoo and Bing which are 3 of the biggest search engines out there.

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You Tube

It is the same with You Tube, go on there and type in your niche and see what the drop down reveals. Quite a few ideas I would imagine. Then go and check out a couple of the videos and see what questions they are answering. That’s something else you can write about.

Similar Blogs

Who in your chosen niche do you admire? In every niche there are always people you look out for and read their posts isn’t there. Visit their site and look at their past posts for inspiration, do not copy them just put your own slant on things. You don’t want to be stealing someones words do you. Duplicate content and all that.

Whilst you are there I would advise you to also have a look at the comments on their blog posts and see what questions people are asking. I bet you pick up a few lightbulb moments there. See I said you would find some ideas in this post didn’t I?

Podcasts

Go to Apple and listen to podcasts on your niche, you are sure to get some fresh material ideas from there.

In the example below I typed into google affiliate marketing podcasts and this is what appeared at the top. You can do the same with whatever your niche is and listen to one or two to harvest some ideas for yourself to write about.

How Do You Know What To Write About

Conclusion

There you go a mountain of potential blog post ideas that should keep you going for months if not years. There is always something to write and there will always be people with questions that need answering. Why don’t you provide them the answers they need. I wish you well with your writing and I look forward to maybe reading some of your posts.

leave a comment below if you found this info useful.

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Comment below if you want me to post about other topics regarding internet marketing and I will see what I can do.

Thanks for visiting,

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frank Bow

The Ultimate Newbie

frank@theultimatenewbie.com

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What Is The Shiny Object Syndrome?

You have seen it often referred to by online marketers but what is the shiny object syndrome? I will try to explain it for you below and I hope I can help you avoid falling into the trap.

 

Nelson Mandela quote

 

What Is The Shiny Object Syndrome?

If you are new to online marketing you may not have experienced the shiny object syndrome yet. But those of you who have been around the internet marketing space a while will no doubt have heard of it or even like myself have falling into it at some stage.

The shiny object syndrome is where marketers who are very good with the written word or on a video persuades you that their product is the best around and this will help you build your business fast. Some of these products promise you can do it from a complete newbie with no experience. You purchase the product and take a look, within minutes you are thinking how do I do this. The products never seem to give you all the pieces of the puzzle.

So what happens then? You get an email from another marketer or even the same one with an offer of another product that will finally help you make money online. You can’t work out the first product so you purchase this new product and guess what the same thing happens leaving you confused and maybe even a bit overwhelmed with all this new stuff.

The next day you get an email or see something online that catches your eye and you go through the buying process again. Can you see the vicious circle here, if you had really made a go of the first product you maybe wouldn’t have needed the other two products. That is the shiny object syndrome, a bit like the grass is always greener on the other side. They promise you this and that and you keep going through this process jumping from one product to another. All it gets you is a pile of products and nothing to show for it. An empty wallet in some cases.

The guy in this video explains it perfectly, I have never seen him before so I have no affiliation with his training, I just thought it might help you understand the shiny object syndrome. I hope you find this useful.

 

 

 

How Do I Get Out Of The Shiny Object Syndrome?

This is the hard bit, I know I have been there and still am to some extent. We love to buy things but once we buy it we do not take any action on it. This frustrates the product owners as they know they have a good product and if people took action and followed the course, there is every chance they would succeed online.

But, Frank how do I get out of it you say. Try doing what I did, I unsubscribed from every marketers email list so I was no longer bombarded with new products every 5 minutes. I did stay on 1 or 2 lists as I liked the way they market in their emails. Doing this helps you when you eventually sit down and take action on your products. Writing emails is a skill that you will have to learn and learning from successful marketers will do you no harm. I then vowed not to buy another product until I had given the ones I purchased a good go. This is the one I am concentrating on.

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Getting Into The Right Mindset

OK, so you are going to finally give those products you purchased a go. You will need to get into the correct mindset first, what do I mean by this? If you don’t set your mind to think, “I can do this” you will never succeed, if you already have doubts about a product before you start you will just be looking for excuses to abandon the project you have probably spent hours on.

I have been there, I know what it is like. Pretty overwhelming and there seems no way out. Get it in your mind today that you are finally going to succeed, then take the action needed to get there. I am not recommending any particular product here as you probably have already purchased a few. Just choose one of them and give it a good go. I have faith in you.

 

 

Record Your Successes

Once you start taking action you will start to feel a lot better. Do not let the little things hold you back. You may get stuck on something, re watch the video in the training you are going through and see where you are going wrong. If you are still stuck contact the product owner and ask him for help. The product owner wants you to succeed with his product as you may recommend him to others.

When you do succeed with something record it, write it down, it may be something simple but if you haven’t done it before it is a great feeling when you get it right. Things like getting your first blog up and running, how to add an optin form to it or how to add images and videos to your posts. Little things, but they matter and it is good to learn something new isn’t it?

Are You Ready To Take Action?

I hope you are now ready to take action. Go and look at those products of yours and go through them step by step until you get it right. I spent years giving up on products but saw other people succeeding with them. So where was I going wrong? My mindset wasn’t in the right place. I was expecting obstacles all the time and when I did find one I would just give up. I still have lots of products on my laptop that I have never gone through properly. So, I know how you are feeling.

I hope this post has answered your question on what is the shiny object syndrome. If you have found this post helpful leave a comment below and let me know if there is anything I can help you with.

 

Frank

frank@theultimatenewbie.com

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