Sunday, February 22, 2009

Affiliate Business

Time has come to present the brand new Affiliate Business lens. It basically asks if you really know what affiliate marketing and the affiliate business is all about. I had fun writing it and got to touch on the many different online money making ideas and schemes I have come across in the past couple years.

So, the question that is begging to be asked is this: Do you know what the affiliate business is? If not visit the lens or visit our site and learn all about the affiliate business.


Monday, February 16, 2009

Wordpress SEO Theme

I have been a busy little bee the past few days trying to get our Wordpress SEO Theme posted online so I could share it with others. I figured the easiest way to do it was open up a mailing list at Aweber and sending it out to people as they join, that way it is sent straight to their email.

The theme is completely free and allows you to change the header picture as well as post adsense directly below it.

If you want the Wordpress SEO Theme, visit our Wordpress SEO Theme webpage on Affiliate Nuts.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Affiliate Marketing Companies

I do a lot of work with Affiliate Marketing Companies so I was not surprised when I received a question about how to choose an honest company to affiliate for. There are hundreds of different affiliate marketing companies to choose from and you can sell a variety items.

Unlike "real world selling" with affiliate marketing, you do not have to keep any inventory in stock. The product is in fact ordered directly from the merchant's site so you do not have to pay for anything. All you do is receive your commission cheques. lol Ok, so add in a whole lot of effort and that's about right.

When I look for a product to promote, I always check their affiliate resources. I do not want to have to promote an item that does not have a nice sales page, that does not have professionally made banners and graphics for marketing efforts.

If you want more info on Affiliate Marketing Companies visit my Affiliate Marketing Companies Lens.


Monday, January 5, 2009

Converting Traffic

Recently on Twitter I was asked about Converting Traffic. Not just converting traffic, but what to do if your site is not selling your products like you think it should be. Or maybe you are having troubles getting people to sign up to your opt in list. There could many different reasons for converting traffic, but we all want the same thing RESULTS.

In my newest squidoo lens I discuss a few different ways to optimize your site to make sure you are capturing all your leads. It could be just changing the opt in form from the top right corner to the mid left side of your web page, but there are ways to test this and monitor it.

Learn more reading my Squidoo Lens titled Converting Traffic.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Squidoo eBook - Do you need one?

I recently wrote a lens titled Squidoo Ebook. The purpose is to discuss whether a person should purchase a Squidoo eBook or not. If you want to skip the entire lens, I will spoil the surprise by saying that you do not need something that teaches you just how to use Squidoo... You need to learn how to use Squidoo as a tool.

Visit the Squidoo eBook lens today.

See, I promised to update this blog a little more often. =D

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

What is Affiliate Marketing?

Want to learn exactly what is affiliate marketing? I have been emailed many times in the past few months with that exact question... What is affiliate marketing?

I decided to create a Squidoo Lens dedicated to it. The wonderful thing about posting on Squidoo is that it gets indexed very quickly with a huge PR boost. Plus by blogging about it on sites like my personal blog here, it gives it even more of a boost.

Dale and I are in the middle of creating our main website to help Affiliate Marketers both new and experienced marketers. So until that site is up, I'm going to continue to keep building my Squidoo profile with SEO perfected articles with keyword density that insures I receive many keyword targeted site visitors to the lenses.

So, ya, go visit my What is Affiliate Marketing lens. lol

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Wealthy Affiliate Discount

Hey Folks,

It is official that this blog needs a giant revamp. I have quit almost everything on this site and now just do my affiliate marketing. But I know I can still keep this blog so I will just abuse it when I have an extra minute to post or when I need a backlink for a site. I mean, why not? I have had this blog for a year and a half now so it has some great history and stuff gets indexed quickly.

Anyway, a place that I always need backlinks for my sites is on Squidoo. I recently created one about the Wealthy Affiliate Discount that needs indexed ($10 off your membership if you are wondering). Also, I have my new pride and joy. In fact, this jpetals Squidoo lens is likely the place I spend the most time online updating. I have included everything that has helped make me successful for free. Anyway, I really dig it. lol

TwitterCounter for @jpetals

Also, if you use Twitter, visit my Twittering lens and add your Twitter URL and follow some new friends. Over 50 Twitter IDs added already.


Sunday, October 5, 2008

Don't sell yourself short

Too many times I'm asked how you know which program you will make money with or which site to join. Now isn't that a loaded question when I am trying to promote programs? LOL But this is my suggestion...

- Look for proof of payment and make sure it is something legitimate. Proof of payments can be photo-shopped and cropped to allow the person to be "paid" a heck of a lot more than anyone else would ever earn.

- Use commons sense. If someone is using a PTC or paid to click site and are making hundreds each month then there are three reasons for this. 1. They have been doing it a long time. 2. They bought their referrals. 3. They are lying.

- Ask a reliable source. Many times people are recruiting you for their program and should be willing to share info on the program and share some tips. If you know them from a social site, you will know their history.

- Use common sense. Wait... there's an echo in here. LOL I just really want to stress that if something promises the moon, you will likely only receive some dirt.

I have really cleaned up my blog for readers because I want people to truly know what will pay them. Almost every blog I come to has a giant list of sites that people are hoping to be paid by, but very few will actually ever reach payment and this only makes the person recommending them look like they are not educated on their own programs.

Happy October!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Updated Earnings & New Mailing List

Today is the day I hop off the lazy blogging horse and get started on sprucing this place up a bit. At the moment I'm writing this post, I have not updated my earnings, but I will work on it and have it up likely by the time you are reading this. I'm thinking I'd be close to the $3000 mark, but we'll soon see.

I've been developing a few new sites and am pleased to say that after one day the first site received 100 hits.

This is the new mailing list I've created with my partner. It's full of tips for getting you traffic to your websites.

Cheers!! Off to start doing some editing.