3 Success Rules that Will Change your Life!

Visualize your successSuccess is never an entitlement.  You must work hard for it. If you are to succeed in making money online, your chances will be greatly increased by embracing the following three tips. Note that these tips can help you to accomplish almost any goal, from becoming a singer to being the best parent you can be.

1) Visualize your success.
It is very important to visualize your success every day; right here, right now. What success looks and feels like must be very clear in your mind.

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The First mistake you should avoid!

MAKE MONEY ONLINE: The First mistake you should avoid!Making money online is challenging because the first thing people encounter when they begin is a sea of unscrupulous marketers trying to sell them their system or secret for “how to make money online”. Often these people never made money online aside from selling packages on “how to make money online” to beginners. Many of these newbies in turn start selling the same system to newer newbies. In the end this is really just a like pyramid scheme.
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How do you build meaningful affiliates relationships?

Meaningful Affiliate RelationshipsI was recently asked:

How do you build meaningful relationships with productive affiliates from a vendor’s point of view?”

This is a very good question. It is vital to maximize success in the relationship between the affiliate and the manager of the affiliate program. This is not a one size fits all answer, as helping you sell golf clubs might be different then affiliates helping you sell memberships to a forum; but in general the approach and principals are the same.
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How do people make money online?

Make money online tipsWith all this talk about making money online you are probably wondering, “How is it done?

There are dozens of ways to make money online but the way most people, like you, make money online is via a blog.

a) What is a blog?

A blog is a website on which you can post articles about a given topic. Most blogs use a free software called WordPress. If applicable you can also offer a forum, a Facebook page or more if you think user participation would be beneficial. Read more ›

10 Epic Fails when Outsourcing to India

Outsourcing to IndiaOutsourcing to India is no walk in the park. The more advanced your project/tasks the more difficult it will be to succeed. In other words, for a basic website design these points will be easier to overcome and maybe some not even an issue. But as your projects get more complex these points will be more difficult to overcome and if you are not extremely careful any of these issues might cost you your projects and maybe even your business. In some extreme cases your perfectly working business model might be ruined as the management overhead associated with avoiding failure with take all your time and you will neglect aspects or other routes you should have explored.
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Jon Spoelstra Keynote at Affiliate Summit West 2012

Jon Spoelstra keynote speaker at Affiliate Summit West 2012Jon Spoelstra was a keynote speaker at the latest Affiliate Summit West 2012. Most often, I have found that keynote speakers can teach one or two valuable ideas. Keynote speakers are often accomplished individuals who share one or two of their life lessons. I believe most people can share a few very valuable experiences about their lives. If assimilated properly these life tips can save you time and grief. Sometimes even with their knowledge you will still end up making mistakes. But in such cases, you might remember these speakers and knowing that other people handled a situation and survived it to talk of it, might also be a powerful crutch.
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God Bless Shoemoney

Shoemoney TipsDuring the last Affiliate Summit, the last keynote speaker, Jeremy Shoemaker (aka “Shoemoney”), announced that it would be his last conference gig. No worries; Shoemoney is not dead or dying but simply retiring from such activities. I think his last presentation was a pretty good lesson which many of us should try to assimilate. Basically, through a series of true life examples, Jeremy told us:

1) Be Bold. Be VERY BOLD! Do things that are morally on the edge.

2) Exploit people’s passions, religion being the ultimate marketing product.
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Affiliate Summit West 2012

Affiliate Summit West 2012 PhotosAffiliate Summit 2012 just ended. What an event it was! Thanks to Shawn Collins and Missy Ward for putting together another great event. Organizing an event with more then 5000 attendees is no small task. I recommend attending these events as you will meet other great people and find inspiration and knowledge in your quest to becoming a more successful affiliate. Check out some of my Affiliate Summit West 2012 photos. Here are some random remarks following my experience at Affiliate Summit West 2012: Read more ›

Outsourcing to India

Outsourcing to IndiaI started outsourcing most of my development work to foreign countries (mainly India) about 3 years ago. I will try to share more about these experiences as time permits. Right now I’m pretty much fighting for the survival of one of my sites due to poor performance of my outsourcing efforts. Hopefully I will find the time to capture these experiences and knowledge so you can benefit from them. I plan on structuring 3 to 4 key articles around the themes:
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Affiliate Links Explained

Why do we have affiliate links?
An ‘affiliate link’ is a special URL that contains your unique affiliate ID (or Network Affiliate ID when working with a network). You use them when driving traffic to a particular place. Vendors use affiliate links to track who sent traffic to their websites. This is how they know to whom to credit a sale. As an affiliate, you will use these links as part of your advertising efforts be they through social networking sites, pay per click ads, your own website, etc. Read more ›

Getting started in Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate Marketing Getting StartedI hope that by sharing one of my first profitable affiliate experiences with you, you will find inspiration in your own quest to become a successful affiliate. A positive outcome for you would be to get inspired and invent your own first experiences, which in turn, will improve your comprehension and skills in the field of Internet Marketing.

Before getting into the details of my first money making online experience, I would like to share 3 tips.

When I first started in this field, I spent weeks reading everything I could find about affiliate marketing trying to piece together the rare nuggets of information I found here and there. Read more ›

What is a Web Hosting Server?

A web or hosting server is simply a high powered computer connected to the internet which houses websites and all files relating to them.  The hardware and software work together to deliver content to web users.

Web Hosting servers do not look like personal computers.  They are flat, rectangular boxes and are generally stored in a data center on large racks, Read more ›