Private Business: Thwart Your Competitor’s Competitive Analysis

Part of successful internet/affiliate marketing is looking at what others are doing in your niche and seeing how you can improve upon it with your own sites.

However, some marketers take this a step further by digging into every facet of your online business and seeking out every other niche in which you might be dabbling so they can hone in. But there are things you can do to keep prying eyes away from your various online businesses. Continue reading »

5 Facts That Make WordPress a Flawless Affiliate Marketing CMS

WordPress is best known as blogging software, but it has amazing potential as a full-fledged content management system (CMS). For affiliate marketers, it means increased productivity and less site maintenance over time. If you were on the fence about which content management system to use, then take the following facts into account before making your decision: Continue reading »

3 Ways to Back Up Your Website

In case you don’t already know, backing up your website is important. Heaven forbid something tragic should happen such as your web host suffering from a massive hardware failure or your website getting, but in life, things do happen. So it’s better to be prepared now than sorry later. Plus, backing up a website isn’t difficult if you know how. Continue reading »

Super Affiliate Handbook Review

In the introduction to the WordPress Affiliate Guide, I discuss the Super Affiliate Handbook by Rosalind Gardner. Its existence is the reason I don’t delve too deeply into certain subjects regarding affiliate marketing (such as domain name selection).

Rosalind’s book is about getting your affiliate marketing foundation set, while the WordPress Affiliate Guide is a flexible blueprint specifically for leveraging WordPress for affiliate marketing based on years or testing and tweaking. In fact, the WP Affiliate Guide is built on the principles outlined in Rosalind’s guide.

But let me not stray to far from the topic of this post, reviewing the Super Affiliate Handbook so you can decide whether it’s a worthwhile guide to help you build an affiliate business. Continue reading »

Plan for Success by Creating a Schedule Contract

When you work for yourself, it’s easy to fall into the trap of procrastination. I’ve a victim of it, myself. But one way to combat it is by creating a schedule and sticking with it. Here are a few tips which may help you do just that.

There’s a good chance that if affiliate marketing or online marketing isn’t your full-time business, you have another job to worry about; that other job will limit how much time you can devote to growing your affiliate business. To get a better idea of what time you have available and when, for the next 72 hours (3 days), take careful note of how your time is spent. Continue reading »