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3 Ways to Create Traffic to your Affiliate Program

Affiliate traffic

Affiliate traffic

Many people ask about how to get traffic to their affiliate product, service or blog and for many people it is an issue that rears its (ugly) head on a daily basis.

 

1. Being active. For anyone who is business, the fact is if you are not promoting your primary business consistently, then nothing will happen.

2. Believing in your business. When you read what Branka is saying, what comes through loud and clear is her “passion” and that is one of the most compelling reasons for people to visit ( in her case AdlandPro) your primary business. It really is not Rocket science

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AdlandPro Website Success Course – 9 – Increase Your Potential

Adlandpro Gold Pacakge

Adlandpro Gold Pacakge

In the last topic, we discussed how you should assess and use your affiliation with a program to build an attitude that  will help you to create and support your own network.

In this topic we will take this one step further, to look at the  benefits of upgrading your affiliate membership once you are  focused on developing your business base through:

  1.  Having a clear understanding of your objectives and goals
  2. Understanding the tools and resources that are available to you through the program, and
  3. Using those tools and resources fully and effectively.


As an AdlandPro Affiliate, you now have additional tools and  resources available to you that will take you to the stage where  upgrading your membership to the Gold Member package is part  of a natural and logical process related directly to the needs you  will have to “grow” your business activity.
One resource that you should now access is a “how-to” tutorial  about using AdlandPro, aimed at helping to maximise your use  of resources.

To get this 6 part course, send blank email to
adlandpro@followup.adlandpro.com and put  “My Success Plan” in the subject line.

(if you haven’t done this yet)

When you reach the point that you find you have a need for ALL  the tools and resources available at AdlandPro – it is time for you  to upgrade to Gold Membership.

For a start, it is cheaper for you than purchasing individual tools as  an Affiliate – all tools are part of the Gold Member package.
But there is more. There is no question that your credibility in product,  service and referral marketing is enhanced if you have invested in and  use the products that you promote.

  •  as a user you know that they work, and how
  • as a provider of support to your network you have knowledge and also  demonstrate your commitment and approval by investing in a paid  membership
  • your “user” cost reduces
  • you obtain further benefits as well as access to a new network the  network of other Gold Members

The greatest benefits however relate to your increased ability to generate  a residual income from AdlandPro services, in particular from the  Gold Member upgrade.

As a Gold Member your commissions are increased to 30%

With growth in your network of affiliates you have sponsored you will already be earning commissions on the AdlandPro services they are  using each month.
Now is the time to pass on the learning processes that you will go through, first as an Affiliate, then on upgrading to Gold.

The experience you pass on to your network progresses and motivates THEM as they follow the path you are taking to Online Success.
The more you are able to support and grow YOUR network, the greater success you will have in assisting marketers you sponsor:

  • develop from Free Members to become Affiliates
  • create their business base as affiliates, and
  • upgrade to Gold Membership

Just think, if it should take you even a year to bring 100 sponsored members through to the Gold Member program that is nearly $800 EVERY month in residual income, month, after month, after month as they renew their membership.

Now have a look downstream of this; you are also earning:

  • advertising display credits for your network (and your own) visits to AdlandPro

This gives you network advertising exposure, generated by others, that you created through your network marketing

  • cash bonuses for your network visitor traffic
  • commissions from sales made (2 tiers) by your network
  • commissions from sales that you make personally, NOT just on AdlandPro services, but on other products you have chosen to promote using the platform that your Affiliate and Gold Membership provides you with.

We make no false promises about earning millions overnight.  As we have said throughout this course, success comes from following sound practices, your “can do” attitude and anenvironment that encourages and supports you.

AdlandPro provides that environment at all program levels.  Your Gold Member upgrade can be made from your member  area or the link below:
http://www.adlandpro.com/advertisers/Gold.aspx

You can also request 4 part email sequence, first, to learn more about Adlandpro Gold before you upgrade.
Send a blank email to GoldIntro@followup.adlandpro.com  with the subject line, “Help me Go Gold!”

I wish you EVERY success!

My warmest regards,

Bogdan Fiedur

p.s
As a Gold Member you will, naturally, find similar resources to this course  to “settle” you in to getting the best benefits possible!

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Quote Cover.com – Social Tools

Social Tools - Quote Cover.com

Social Tools – Quote Cover.com

When Internet Marketing and Social Media Marketing, everyone knows that you need social tools and resources to help make your life easier and on my page I have been slowly collecting a fine library of social tools for everyone to use and share as needed.

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AdlandPro Website Success Course – 8 – Power of Affiliate Marketing

Adlandpro Affiliate Marketing

Adlandpro Affiliate Marketing

In Lesson 7 of the Success Course we mentioned the power  of Affiliate Marketing.
Today I will show you why you should harness this power –  and how to do it, with a reputable well-positioned program.

Choosing the right Affiliate program is the first step, and in time Affiliate Marketers may be members of a number of different programs that meet different needs.

When assessing Affiliate Programs, some of the key factors that should be considered are:

1. Incentives and Benefits

– Is it worthwhile investing your energy in the program?
– Is the program based on REAL products and services and not smoke and dreams?
– Does the program offer access to resources that are of real and usable value, that you need and can market?
– Can you promote the products and services as a user, not just as a marketer?

2. Reliability

– How long has the program been established?
– Is it well hosted with a minimum of downtime?
– Are there testimonials you can check that establish reputation?

3. Confidence

– Are there statements relating to Privacy and Terms of Service?
– Can you be confident of transaction security and tracking?
– Is there accessible contact detail that identifies the website or Program owner?
– What level of support is offered?

4. Suitability

– Is the program compatible with your business goals? (and does it add value)
– Are products and services of quality and reputable?

We see these factors as essential to succeeding as an Affiliate as your identity and credibility becomes linked with the quality and values of programs you affiliate with and promote.

The secret to affiliate marketing is not in your ability to market or promote any particular products or services BUT to develop the ability to market and promote YOURSELF.

– the program, products, services and resources are your tools.

Certainly, you will look for returns in the form of commissions on the products and services that you market successfully yourself.

– however, the benefit you obtain from the sale of products and services by others you have sponsored is THE SUCCESS FACTOR in affiliate marketing.

Your primary objectives must be:

1. To market the PROGRAM to others – who become members of your network and YOUR sales force.

2. To develop a relationship with your network members that goes beyond “making a one-off sale” to them in the form of a referral benefit or commission.

3. To provide support and the benefits of your experience to your network members that is not focused on selling To them, but BY them.

From this basic understanding and approach you create your ability to generate ongoing streams of income from a motivated and active network.

The final part of this series will discuss how you can create this passive, or residual income through upgrading affiliate membership once you have established the foundations for your success.

The AdlandPro Affiliate Program meets and exceeds all the criteria identified as success factors in this topic today, and throughout the Website Success Course.

The choice is now yours! You are invited to act NOW to establish the foundations for YOUR success and join more than 100,000 Affiliates at AdlandPro:

 http://www.adlandpro.com/Affiliate/Affiliate.aspx

In addition, you can request our 6 part email sequence to learn  more about our program before you join. Send a blank email  to: adlandpro@followup.adlandpro.com
Put  “My Success Plan” in the subject line.

Here you can review another article about affiliate marketing.

Kind regards,

Next lesson…

Bogdan  Fiedur

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Tweet This: 50 Short Quotes To Lift You Up

Do the impossible

Do the impossible

Sharing quotes is a favorite pastime for many people  on all the social networks ( even Google+) and while some argue that they are trite or a way to clutter a stream and while there are those who will argue that the only reason people use them is to gain followers and retweets/shares etc., the reality is we love quotes!

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AdlandPro Website Success Course – 7 – Website promotion (Social Media) Part 3

Adlandpro Social Media Cloud

Adlandpro Social Media Cloud

Previous lesson…

When you realize how much time people spend on places like Facebook ,Twitter, Pinterest and other social networks then understanding how social media marketing can help you in your business becomes understandable. For many people, especially those of you who are used to traditional marketing methods  navigating this terrain can often be confusing as well as challenging, which is why I have created this course.

Before jumping into social media marketing it helps to develop a background so that you can make sense out of everything..so back to school time ( for a short while)

Social media – what is it really?

While many people have created many definitions for social media my definition is:

 “Social Media is a technology used across web and consists of online tools and websites that encourage people to interact with companies, brands, and people. Social media is interactive where you can create a two-way of even a group communication stream, where as with traditional media it is a one way stream an example would be television or print newspapers.

Examples of technology that powers social media are:

  • Blogs
  • social networks
  • podcasts
  • video sharing sites ( YouTube)
  • Photo sharing sites
  • Wikis
  • Social bookmarks
  • RSS
  • Widgets
  • Google Hangouts
  • Skype
  • Google Hangouts

Now that you have a basic understanding that social media is all about technology, now we can go to social networking. Social networking is about people, organizations, companies ( brands) who are going through the process and practice of interacting with each other through networks ( AdlandPro is a social network) for the purpose of sharing,engaging and collaborating with other people. The wonderful thing about social networking is that because it is so interactive, you can talk about anything and people will talk back to you.

 Social Networking

When you think of the term “six degrees of separation” and the concept that any two people on the planet could make contact through a chain of no more than 5 other people, then you can look at social networking as a way that helps people make contacts that would be good for them to know and people they wouldn’t otherwise meet. Basically how it works is that you join a social site and invite people that you know – those people invite their own contacts to join and they invite their contacts and the process keeps going for every person.It is safe to say that with the advent  social media, people are connecting and have been touched in many ways on a daily basis, from connecting with friends, lost friends, learning the news from all over the world and the way we communicate has been forever changed.

Social Media Marketing

As I have just explained social networking is great for entertainment, talking to friends and family, getting the news on any topic you can think of but because you are promoting a business, then you need to learn a new term and that is social media marketing.   Social media marketing which in easy to understand terms means marketing the social way using different media such as videos, blogs and social networks to give your company/product exposure which will translate into sales, maybe a better way of wording social media marketing is interactive marketing.

Through the use of the different online tools social media marketing can also be used for other reasons

  • Research ideas, and learn more about what customers and prospects are saying about their needs and experiences, and about your products and related areas.
  • Gain new market and competitive insights to improve your products and services.
  • Create and join conversations with customers, prospects, partners and other constituents about key issues and concerns.
  • Create positive word-of-mouth about your products and services.
  • Grow your company’s reputation as a thought leader

Just as 90% of people skip TV commercials the reality is that people will tune out any kind of advertising if they think they are being sold to outright through social networking and when you realize that the average person is exposed to more than 3000 advertising messages every day, then you start to see the challenge of social media marketing when it comes to promoting your business. While this may sound very gloom and doom, the fact that you are reading this and taking it all in, means that you are further a head than many marketers out there, who try to treat social media marketing exactly like traditional marketing.

Some of the differences between traditional marketing and social marketing are:

  • Social media is interactive
  • Traditional marketing is a one way conversation
  • Social media is a one on one marketing
  • traditional marketing is about mass marketing
  • Social media marketing is about real time creation
  • Traditional marketing is about scheduled/pre-produced messages
  • Social media marketing uses informal language ( having a conversation)
  • Traditional marketing is about formal language
  • Social media marketing is about active involvement
  • Traditional marketing is about passive involvement
  • Social media marketing is about user generated ( or brand) content
  • Traditional marketing is professional content
  • Social media marketing is about authentic content
  • Traditional marketing is professional content
  •  Social Media marketing is about YOU
  • Traditional Marketing is about ME

Now that you have an understanding between social media marketing and traditional marketing, is there a right way or a wrong way to tackle social media (marketing)? Many Marketers are under the impression that joining different social networks is enough and that the magic will happen in creating leads or making sales and they would be very wrong!
To have social media marketing really work for you, you need to learn some basics.

1 You will need to join different networks and while some people will say 40, 50 or even 60 social networks,I will say that you need to join those networks where your potential customers will gather and you will have to join enough networks to claim your real estate. The top networks you should be on are

      • AdlandPro
      • Facebook
      • Twitter
      • Google+
      • Pinterest
      • Tumblr

There is a tool called  Namechk where you can see if your desired username or vanity URL is still available and I would highly suggest you use it to help in your social media planning.

2.  Of the three words in Social Media Marketing the most important one is -> Social. Just like offline, social is about conversations and if all your are going to do is sell, then I can guarantee you won’t get very far. Take the time to socialize, be conversational, offer fresh and interesting content.
3. Your Profile is your resume and a business card! Put thought into building your profile and fill every thing in from music to books to your “bragging rights”  People want to know YOU. If you are setting up a business profile of any kind, then take the time to present a professional presence.  A good question for you to think about is -how do you feel when you go to a profile and all you see is ” Hi my name is xxxx and here is my product to buy” Talk about you first and then put links to your business in the proper places.
4. What are you waiting for? Get active! Make sure to like, follow others who are like-minded businesses,people who share common likes as you, organizations that mean something to you, groups that have the same interests as you. Make sure you are active and participating in conversations. Yes it all takes time, but it is time well spent and really is the best way to earn friends and brand advocates. Make sure you update on all the networks that you are involved in..people really do have short memories!
5. Part of being active is responding to what people are saying. Be generous with your comments, ask questions, leave well thought out comments on a persons blog, forum topic, Facebook post, a twitter message or a G+ discussion.
6. Support your community! Just as in real life, the relationships you form are special. Like in real life there are gives and takers. Create a good balance of giving and taking. A golden rule to follow would be – show support to your network if you expect them to support you!

I will end this lesson with the  two rules of social media marketing:

Rule 1:  Be REAL!  The people on social networks want to see you for who you are. This doesn’t mean they want to know EVERYTHING about you, but they do want to know if you are real. Putting up a facade will not work and don’t do the smoke and mirrors on people. Be transparent and be willing to share.

Rule 2:  You have to be active before the door slams in your face. Join the conversations and make your voice heard.

My next lesson will continue on the journey of social media marketing where I will talk about strategies and social networks.

Till next time,  read, think and plan on being active.

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Bogdan Fiedur.

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Remembering the Law of Abundance

Low of Abundance

Low of Abundance

Remembering the Law of Abundance

I read a story today from one of the Members of Adlandpro ( Branka Babic) about a petition being circulated called Tobys law and when I read this story, I felt a deep sadness. When we read about all the things wrong with the world and we hear about the cruelty that is all around us its difficult to think of the Law of abundance and yet this is exactly what we need to do.


As Raymond Hooliwell author of Working with the law states:

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