Seasonal Affilaite Marketing

No doubt, affiliate marketing is one of the easiest ways to make money online without any virtual real estate. You don’t need a website or a mailing list if you want to make money from affiliate marketing. Of course, virtual real estate could, and will, make you even more money with affiliate marketing, but you don’t need them to start. Just drag traffic directly to your affiliate link and you’ll start making money.

But how to make money competing with the thousands of affiliates out there who are trying to make money promoting the same thing that you are promoting?

There are several ways to compete in the affiliate marketing field. One of the strategies is to capitalize on seasonal marketing trends.

Seasonal marketing trends are better explained by an example. Let’s take Amazon’s affiliate program. If you want to capitalize on seasonal trends in February for example, find special offers on gift items, like Valentine discounts or coupons, and promote those special offers.

I emphasized coupons because this word is so powerful in marketing. If you have a discount coupon for any product you are more likely to make sales than someone who else promoting the same product without the coupons. You can bid on the keyword [product name] + coupon. No one will search for a coupon unless they have their credit card in hand and ready to buy. So you can bid high on this keyword with confidence.

You can also build a web 2.0 campaign optimized around this coupon keyword. A web 2.0 campaign will cost you no money to make it, and will probably be there for you for valentine next year. You’ll just need to update it with the newest coupon codes from your affiliate network (in this example it will be Amazon) for the new season.

Click here to learn how to build a web 2.0 affiliate campaign to capitalize on free organic traffic

Whether it is a PPC or organic web 2.0 campaign, this has to be done ahead of time in order to start getting decent converting traffic from search engines before Valentine day.

Good Luck

Forex is where the real money is

I have been working online for years, and this is how I provide for my family. But recently I attended a webinar by a real estate and forex multi-millionaire and I was shocked.

It turned out that the real money is in the trading of oil, precious metals, and currencies.

The real money is in FOREX!

Every day, every single day, there is an average of $3.91 Trillion being traded.

Can you imagine how much is that? Every day more money than enough to feed the whole world for years is being traded in certain places accessible from anywhere as long as you have a computer and Internet connection.

You can buy and sell oil, gold, sliver, platinum, and foreign currencies for less and sell them for more. You can do that several times a day.

Is it ethical?

Whatever it is … it doesn’t seem to bother the governments, national central banks, other banks, and all sorts of financial institutions that participate in the trading activities every single day Monday to Friday.

Individuals engaging in Forex trading are increasing every single day. And those come from all walks of life. I personally know a university professor and a college drop out doing it and they both seem to be happy with their results.

Is it a good time for you to hop in?

An honest answer from what I understood is that it is not. The best time to take your share in forex trading is long gone already.

But …

Now is better than later. Today is better than tomorrow. Here is why (according to the seminar and after I searched Wikipidia):

Since 1971 the whole world adopted the currency floating regulations so that any currency is just a piece of paper with no real money deposited in the central bank (formerly known as bank notes, now it’s just currency).

With the exponential inflation rate the currencies tend to lose value over time, and this is expected to continue until the currency value equals 0.

It’s not something new or mere predictions, the currency systems have been used 4 times in human history, and every time the currency ended up with 0 value and a disaster (usually a war).

If you want your share you need to start immediately. Don’t wait until tomorrow. I am personally starting to devote 1 hour/day from now on until I get hold of it.

Where to start?

If you are a regular reader of my blog you’d expect me to refer you to a really good course out there to help you understand the basics before you start. But not this time.

This time I recommend that you download a piece of software and practice on it. After you see how the software works and practice enough (for a couple days, weeks, or as long as you need) you can start experimenting with real money while reading and learning how to do it manually.

You see, this software automates every thing, it reads the charts for you, predicts the trends and gives you recommendations in real time so that you don’t need to be good at understanding trends, reading charts, or making predictions. You only need to know how to click with the mouse!

It is also useful to understand how it works and to know how to do it manually. But you can put that off for now. Just make money and then learn how it works. It’s really that simple.

Here is my affiliate link to download this software:

===>> Click Here to Start Anywhere in the World.

Please come back after you try the software and let me and the readers know about your experience. I promise to approve your comments as long as you don’t insult or spam :-).

Why do you need to build a list?

There are several models of online businesses. There are online shopping malls, niche stores, affiliate marketing, memebrship sites, and a lot of other forms. There is one common feature among all forms of online businesses: Money is in the List.

Even offline, stores like Old Navy, Sears, Gap, Banana Republic, Best Buy, and a lot more are using emails to multiply their sales several folds through coupons and special offers.

They all do that for a reason. They all realized the MONEY is really in the LIST.

Building a list is the one trend in marketing that never gets old. The method of communication might change with the advancement of technology, but the principles are the same.

The first thing that might have come to your mind is that those businesses are big already and they are seaking to spread their businesses to reach more customers. You are right, in a way.

Those businesses started on the ground. They have locations and over the years they have already built a brand name with reputation. But for you to start a business on the virtual world, whatever your business model is, you’ll need to build a list and capitalize on the power of email marketing.

Think about it as a crowd of customers that gave you the permission to sell to them. All what you need to do to make money is to find what you’ll want to sell to them, and  send them an email about it. That’s it. It’s like a virtual ATM machine.

Your list can also be the fastest source of traffic to flood any website with visitors.

This is as true for affiliates as for merchants, except that affiliates have no after-sale obligations.

List building is easy, it is actually the easiest thing to do in order to create a steady source of decent income within weeks from now. But not any list will do it. There are strategies and research involved in the process. You need to know those in order to be making a good use of your marketing efforts, time, and budget.

About the budget, it doesn’t have to be a big one. In fact, there are ways to build that list without any upfront investment. Just keep in mind that as soon as you have the money you’ll have to start investing in building your biggest asset for earning online; your list.

In the following few days I’ll be writing regularly about list building stages, strategies, tools, and how to monetize the process of list building.

Stay tuned my friend. This is going to be the best investment of your time.

FOMT Admin

Work At Home does not equal MLM

Whenever you mention working from home people jump to a conclusion that it is an MLM. Whether they are negative or positive about it, it is not necessarily the case. There are hundreds of ways to work from home without having to be involved with a multilevel marketing (network marketing) company.

Nothing against the industry, but a lot of scams have been disguised as MLM companies. This gave the industry a bad reputation even to those who’d never heard about it. Consequently, when you mention that you work at home, some people start judging you without even giving you the chance to explain what you are doing.

There are hundreds of work at home models that don’t involve recruiting, autoships, commissions, or any MLM-like activities.

Examples are: Virtual assistant, customer service representatives, catering, baby or pet sitting, dog breeding … just to name a few.

There are companies and small business that outsource some tasks, like writing, coding, accounting, designing, even some lazy students outsource their assignments.

You see … Working from home does not equal MLM.