Top Ten Ways to Monetize Your Blog Method #3: Promote Online Auctions

Method #3: Promote Online Auctions

 

One of the very first ways for “ordinary” people to make money online was through eBay. Whether you were selling used maternity clothes, car parts, or collectibles, eBay promised millions of eyeballs, brought directly to your goods, allowing you to sell virtually anything with a minimum of hassle.

Adding auctions to your blog is a great way to make some extra cash, and eBay makes it easy with a plethora of simple tools. The best part: You don’t even have to create your own auctions! You can pull in auctions for items related to your topic or subject matter with RSS feeds, product feeds, or directly from auction listings.

The first thing you have to do is to join the eBay affiliate program (go to www.ebaypartnernetwork.com for more info). Then you can use eBay’s tools to pull specific feeds into your blog. You can include live eBay listing information, direct links to auctions that might be of interest to your market, and a host of other options.

Of course, if you have your own products to sell, all the better! Sign up with eBay, and then you can list your products and show the auctions in real time on your site, letting your readers know that your wares are going, going… sold to the highest bidder!

When promoting auctions as an affiliate, the advice to know your products, provide value, and promote your affiliate links holds true. And if you’re listing your own products and showing your auctions via your blog, it’s even more important to spread the word and drive traffic to your website and auction. More traffic will result in more action on your auctions, which in turn leads to higher selling prices.

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Top Ten Ways to Monetize Your Blog Method #2: Become an Affiliate

Method #2: Become an Affiliate

 

Affiliate marketing is a great complement to any other business model. Basically, you recommend products and services to your readers, and every time one of them makes a purchase through your referral link (a piece of code inserted in your blog), you receive a commission. Commissions can range from a few percent of the purchase price, to upwards of 50%. Physical products usually have a lower commission rate, while digital downloads have higher commissions.

The upside of affiliate marketing is that it’s simple. If you’re established as an expert in your industry, you likely already tell people what products and services you use in the course of your business. You’ll continue to do the same… only now you’ll get paid for it!

There are a number of widely-known programs online to find products and services to promote. Some of the most popular are:

 

You can also google the industry you’re in, along with “affiliate programs,” such as “scrapbooking affiliate programs” to see what other retailers and programs are available for you.

When promoting products through affiliate programs, there are a few things to keep in mind:

  1. Only promote products you believe in. If you start promoting any product under the sun, whether or not you’ve tried it yourself, you’re going to lose credibility and trust with your audience. You want them to believe that you have their best interests in mind – and that means only recommending products you know and trust.
  2. Give value. To have a viable business, you must offer value. How can you make it easier on your readers to buy the products they want and need? Can you give more details so they can make informed buying decisions? Can you offer coupons or tell them where to get the best deals? Or  maybe you can perform a full review so they can evaluate products before they buy. Figure out a way so you’re adding value to the purchasing process.
  3. Promote the products. You can’t just throw up a bunch of links or even review posts and expect to see massive traffic and sales. Instead, actively promote your affiliate links through social media, article marketing, and more. For instance, if you write a blog post comparing two popular vacuum cleaners, link back to the post from other blog entries and promote it on Facebook, Twitter, and even YouTube.

 

Because of its versatility, affiliate marketing is the perfect addition to any blogger’s repertoire of money-making methods. You can spend as much time or as little as you like, but it’s a method worth considering.

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Top Ten Ways to Monetize Your Blog Method #1: Sell Your Own Physical Products

Method #1: Sell Your Own Physical Products

 

Possibly the oldest business model of all-time is also the most familiar: Selling your own physical products. It’s a concept we’re all familiar with, and we see it play out from the corner lemonade stand to Mrs. Fields Cookies. I have something you want, so I sell it to you. Simple and straight forward.

When selling online, however, there are a few questions to answer:

  1. What am I going to sell?
  2. How am I going to accept payment?
  3. How will I let people know about my products?
  4. How will I handle fulfillment and customer service?

 

Let’s look at each of those questions in turn.

  1. What am I going to sell? Choose a product that is of interest to the majority of your readers. For instance, if you have a Hawaiian vacation blog, your readers won’t necessarily come to you for the brand-new flea collar you invented. A few might be interested, but keeping synergy between your blog theme and your product is essential. Any disconnect will lead to confusion on the part of your blog readers, and confusion leads to distrust. Sell those Hawaiian vacation dreamers your own music CD, or your audio guide to the Big Island, or posters you’ve made from photographs you took on your last excursion to Maui.
  2. How am I going to accept payment? Ten years ago, would-be online entrepreneurs would have had to dream up some complicated work-around for customers to get them cash. Now, we’ve got a number of options. The easiest is PayPal, which will allow your customers to pay using their credit card, debit card, or PayPal balance. Go to www.paypal.com and click on “Business” for more information. PayPal can help you create “buy now” buttons for your site, issue invoices, and more, and it is easily integrated into your blog.

    If you outgrow PayPal, there are a number of shopping cart services you can check out, including 1shoppingcart.com, Americart.com, vshoppingcart.com, and many more. These services are more expensive than PayPal, but will add functionality you may eventually desire, such as affiliate management.

  3. How will I let people know about my products? Marketing your wares is an essential part of your business plan. No matter how good your mousetrap, CD, or homemade cookies are, if no one knows about them, no one can buy them. You can spread the word through forums, search engine optimization (SEO), Google AdWords, Facebook advertisements, and a number of other methods. The key is to know beforehand how you’re going to tell people about your products.
  4. How will I handle fulfillment and customer service? Unless you enjoy making numerous trips to the post office and answering calls 24/7, as you grow you will need to have a scalable plan for shipping out orders and handling customer questions and complaints. You can outsource fulfillment to a local business or individual (try Craigslist.com), or through a service like Amazon’s amazonservices.com. Likewise, you can outsource customer service to a virtual assistant, or to a company that specializes in customer service.

 

Selling your own goods online can be a profitable and satisfying way to make your mark on the online world – and to make money! Many businesses of all sizes incorporate a physical sales component to their offerings.

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A Third Party Review of The Pampered Chef- Is It a Good Business Opportunity?

April 28, 2011 Leave a comment

If you are reading this review, chances are you’re thinking about joining The Pampered Chef as a new rep. and you’re doing research before singing up. If you are serious about joining Pampered Chef, I encourage you to take some time to go over the information in
this review first so that you can make an informed decision regarding enrollment in to this company. I will cover several aspects about the company in this review, such as; their products, who the company is, the compensation plan, and if this is a solid business opportunity.

 Who is The Pampered Chef?

First off, lets cover who the company is. The Pampered Chef is a direct seller of high quality kitchen tools and part of Berkshire Hathaway.  For more than 20 years, The Pampered Chef® and its sales force of Independent Consultants have been helping to gather families around the table for quick, delicious meals that are as much fun to prepare as they are to eat. The business was launched in 1980 by company Founder and Chairman, Doris Christopher — an educator, home economist and mother who saw the need for professional-quality kitchen tools in the everyday kitchen.

 Founded in 1980, The Pampered Chef has grown to a sales force of over 60,000 Independent Consultants worldwide.  CEO Doris Christopher has implemented the mission statement to providing opportunities for individuals to develop their God-given talents and skills to their fullest potential for the benefit of themselves, their families, our customers and the company.

 

 What exactly does The Chef Market?

 

The Pampered Chef’s sales force of Independent Pampered Chef® Consultants offer multipurpose kitchen tools, demonstrate easy food preparation techniques and share recipes that can help you entertain with style and ease — transforming the simple to the spectacular. 

 The Pampered Chef® Test Kitchens are committed to developing timesaving tools, tips and recipes that enhance mealtime and suit busy lifestyles. A staff of home economists, food scientists, chefs, dietitians and product developers edit, test and develop more than 400 recipes per year. The Pampered Chef® is continually expanding its recipe and product collection to align with top flavor, ingredient and lifestyle trends.

 

Compensation Plan

 

There are a number of ways to become a Pampered Chef consultant. You can signup through a with another consultant.  You can also signup using the Pampered Chef website or you can all their 800 number.

Pampered Chef provides a starter kit.  Based on the information provided on their website, there are two starter kits.  There is the New Consultant Mini Kit, which currently cost $65.00.  The New Consultant Kit costs $155.00.  The kits provide catalogs, training materials, business management software, professional business supplies, and a tote to carry your products and catalogs to your shows.

Once you receive you kit, then you need to start training and selling. In the beginning you will more than likely attend some cooking shows with an experienced consultant in order to learn how to run your business.  After a number of shows, you schedule cooking shows and begin selling Pampered Chef products.

 Here is the breakdown of the compensation plan:

Monthly Commissionable Sales:

$4,000 and over  earn a commission of 25%
$2,500 – $3,999   earn a commission of 24%
$1,250 – $2,499   earn a commission of 23%
$750    – $1,249   earn a commission of 22%
$1       – $749        earn a commission of 20%

Basically, your commission rate increases by 2% once you reach $15, 000 in career sales.  You commission rate increases up to 31% when you build a team and promote.

Pampered Chef is a good retail business.  If you don’t mind having to do presentations and selling, then this is the business for you.  Generating a residual income may be more difficult because you are paid less as you get more people to join your Pampered Chef opportunity.   I suggest you weigh you options, build a business selling or build a business and generate residual income, and make a decision on whether you feel this is the business opportunity for you.

 

Is The Pampered Chef a Good Business Opportunity?

 

In closing, The Pampered Chef seems to be  a good company that sells high quality products. With that said, contrary to what you may have been told, that has little to do with whether you’ll be successful or not. While it’s obviously beneficial to have a stable company supporting your business, what really determines whether you will succeed or not, is your ability to recruit other people, your ability to sell products consistently and your ability to build a good team. And, one of the biggest factors to accomplishing those three things is your ability to market. If you don’t know anything about marketing, you’ll have a hard time building your business. It’s vital to your success that you get the proper training  so you can brand yourself and generate an endless flow of quality leads. Of course, you can build your business strictly using old-school, traditional, offline techniques but, for the average person getting started, calling on your existing warm market will only take you so far. If you can combine effective offline strategies with the ability to generate 20-40 leads per day, there’s no telling how successful you can be with your business.

Clint Adam wrote this Pampered Chef Review for people looking into the company. Sadly, most Avon distributors will never see the success they desire because they lack the marketing skills to generate sufficient leads for their business. To learn how you can generate more leads than you can get to, visit Clint’s MLM Training @ http://www.clintadam.com.

 

 

 

 

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Third Part Review of Avon- Is it a Good Business Opportunity?

April 26, 2011 Leave a comment

If you are reading this review, chances are you’re thinking about joining Avon as a new rep. and you’re doing research before signing up. If you are serious about joining Avon, I encourage you to take some time to go over the information in this review first so that you can make an informed decision regarding enrollment with this company. I will cover several aspects about the company in this review, such as; their products, who the company is, the compensation plan, and if this is a solid business opportunity.
Who is Avon?
First off, let’s cover who the company is. Avon is a company steeped in tradition, grounded by its core values and principles as well as its vision. They are the world’s largest direct seller and a leading beauty company. Avon has more than $10 Billion in annual revenue. The company was founded in 1886 by David H. McConnell and Avon has continued empowering women for 125 years now!
Current CEO, Andrea Jung is responsible for developing and executing all of the company’s long-term growth strategies, launching new brand initiative, developing earnings opportunities for women worldwide, and defining Avon as the premier direct seller of beauty products. As the world’s largest direct seller, Avon markets leading beauty, fashion, and home products to women in more than 100 countries through approximately 6.5 million independent Avon Sales Representatives.
 
What exactly does Avon Market?
Avon has what seems to be an endless catalog of products targeted towards today’s busy women. Avon has a proven history of delivering first-to-market beauty technologies, making the company a perennial game-changer. Time and again, Avon and its global team of scientists have led the industry in giving consumers breakthrough products that marry beauty and innovation. Some of the products include light-adjusting makeup, more durable mascara, better-hydrating lipstick, revolutionary anti-aging skincare products, and an at-home alternative to pricey in-salon smoothing treatments. The list goes on and on. Simply put, Avon gives women around the globe products that help them look and feel their best — in fact, two out of five women worldwide purchased an Avon product in the last year. Products also include; color cosmetics, skincare, fragrance, personal and hair car, and jewelry.
Avon’s Compensation Plan
As far as their business opportunity goes, you can become a distributor for as low as $10. The Avon compensation plan pays out several ways including up to 50% commissions on personal sales, up to 12% override commissions on your team’s sales, a luxury car bonus you can earn based on performance and an additional performance bonus based on unit sales. Of course, your income isn’t guaranteed and it’s based on you and your team’s performance, but the average President’s Council Member makes $50,000 a year and the average Inner Circle Member makes $120,000 a year, which is pretty impressive. All in all, for the right person, Avon may be a fun and lucrative business venture. Also, from a business and marketing standpoint, it doesn’t hurt to have many A-list celebrities endorsing different products and having them on the company site.
Is Avon a Good Business Opportunity?
In closing, Avon is a good company that sells high quality products. With that said, contrary to what you may have been told, that has little to do with whether you’ll be successful or not. While it’s obviously beneficial to have a stable company supporting your business, what really determines whether you will succeed or not, is your ability to recruit other people, your ability to sell products consistently and your ability to build a good team. And, one of the biggest factors to accomplishing those three things is your ability to market. If you don’t know anything about marketing, you’ll have a hard time building your business. It’s vital to your success that you get the proper training so you can brand yourself and generate an endless flow of quality leads. Of course, you can build your business strictly using old-school, traditional, offline techniques but, for the average person getting started, calling on your existing warm market will only take you so far. If you can combine effective offline strategies with the ability to generate 20-40 leads per day, there’s no telling how successful you can be with your business.
Clint Adam wrote this Avon Review for people looking into the company. For more reviews like this, please visit http://www.clintadam.com/. Sadly, most Avon distributors will never see the success they desire because they lack the marketing skills to generate sufficient leads for their business. To learn how you can generate more leads than you can get to, visit Clint’s MLM Training.
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What is Tribe Pro and how does it work?

April 19, 2011 Leave a comment

Tribe Pro is the newest and fastest growing Article database on the internet. It is a great place for like-minded business owners and marketers to share content that may help someone from making the same mistake as the people before them. I have picked up several ideas from this site as already as it is a wealth of information. History has shown us that most individuals will make the same mistakes within the same industry, so why not learn as much as you can for free?

Membership options are as follows; Free Membership which grants the subscriber the access to hundreds if not thousands of articles published by some of the top earners in Network Marketing. To begin submitting your own articles with the free membership must share 15 articles (share on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.) from current members. Next,  is a Plus Membership into Tripe Pro. This membership will run you $39.97/ month and you have unlimited access to the article database and training. Finally, Pro membership $79.97 monthly. This option will allow the member to create a new tribe, 5GB to upload training videos, and integration of an auto responder.

In close with over 350 members in two weeks of being live, Tribe Pro seems like it is here to stay already. I feel that this is a very useful, almost necessary tool  whether you are using article marketing or not. I have learned how to generate more leads from Facebook & Twitter by reading these articles. And the best part of this is once you begin submitting new content it will be indexed by search engines and will greatly increase your web presence. This submissions can include back links and hyperlinks directing traffic to YOUR site not your MLM company site!! I give this system a 10 out of 10 for its ear to set up and use. Here is a direct link to Trip Pro to try it out for yourself.

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What is MLSP and what can it do for me?

April 19, 2011 1 comment

If you are in a Network Marketing company/ MLM you have probably heard of My Lead System Pro (MLSP). I remember asking myself this question again and again while searching for leads of people looking for work at home opportunities. This task of searching for leads quickie became a dead-end that also left my wallet a little lighter & somehow I kept coming back to the MLSP lead page with this guy named

Norbert telling me he was exactly where I am now. I called other marketers who use the MLSP system daily and read many reviews on the subject.

I finally decided to give it a 30 trial, what can I lose right? I can learn what the system does and replicate it for free….. Was I ever wrong! Once I started watching the training videos, which includes topics such as Facebook marketing, Google PPC, Article Marketing, You tube videos, and a ton of other features I began to see how it really fits together. This program is truly a turn key operation. Set up your account with MLSP and the handful of key affiliates, then start marketing.

It’s really that easy I am not looking to re-invent the wheel, I just enjoy my piece of the large pie and use a proven marketing system to achieve just that. Before incorporating MLSP I had no “true” lead follow-up system in place & I didn’t market myself, I simple pitched an opportunity. What can MLSP do for me? Simply put, it’ll give you the tool necessary to own and run a profitable Network Marketing business. Today I wake up each morning with 10- 15 new twitter followers & 10-20 new leads (mlm business owners looking to me to help the generate leads) in my inbox! I owe it all the My Lead System Pro. Click here if you are ready to explode you business and start your 14 day trial.

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