I’ve been thinking about all the affiliate and internet marketing courses I’ve done over the years. How many just languish on my digital shelves and how many I actually used and still use. Many had short lifetimes because they exploited a loophole or trick to achieve their aim and, once that was plugged, whatever the course taught didn’t work any more.

Then there’s the simple reality that the internet is an incredibly dynamic entity. Google changes the rules on a what – daily, weekly, monthly basis? We get to hear about the big changes like Panda and Penguin but the knock-on effect of these changes has a direct bearing on how our …

I first became aware of the Amazing Selling Machine back in March of 2013. If you’re in internet marketing circles, then you’ve probably had numerous emails about it. If, by some miracle, you’ve not come across it, it’s a course (with additional software products) that claims to teach you how to sell products on Amazon for a decent profit.

Back in March, the course cost a one-time fee $3,497 (or $977/month for 4 months if you couldn’t afford the single up-front payment). So it was very expensive. I expect that when it’s reopened for sale later today, that the price will be the same.

Back in March I passed on this course, …

I know many of you who read this blog build and try to rank your websites in order to generate income online, whether that’s as a supplemental income or a full-time income.

Ranking sites has certainly become more difficult in the last couple of years with the various changes in how Google assesses the value of sites. So here’s a list of resources that may make your job easier as well as providing other means of earning income from your sites.

Building Websites

The most popular site building platform online is WordPress. Most people who build websites for profit use it. It’s also free but does require some time to learn if …

It’s now been 6 weeks since Andrew Hansen launched his Forever Affiliate affiliate marketing blueprint, so I thought it was time to provide a progress report on how I’ve been doing with it.


Andrew Hansen’s Forever Affiliate Course Members Area

Getting Started

The first couple of weeks I spent just going through the course materials, familiarizing myself with Hansen’s approach to product research, site structure and layout, competition analysis and promotional techniques. There are quite a few videos in the course (about 60) so it takes time to go through them.

If you’ve been reading my recent posts you’ll know that I was humming and hawing about whether to sign up …

I got a few email queries about what I thought of Andrew Hansen’s new Forever Affiliate course. As I mentioned in my previous post, I didn’t know anything about it apart from the fact that he’d just released a new course.

The course I consistently rely on is Mike Johnson’s Profit Marketer as it’s detailed, gets updated constantly and provides members with pre-configured blogs, top-notch plugins and themes and great support (there’s more on it here). I still dip back into the Bring The Fresh course as it takes a different approach to building blogs (it too is a comprehensive course) but Profit Marketer fits my needs better. …

I just received an email from Andrew Hansen (a marketer I’ve come to trust) about his new Forever Affiliate internet marketing course. I don’t have the time to paraphrase it, so here it is in its entirety. I haven’t bought his course so can’t comment on its effectiveness but it’s something you might be interested in:

To those of you who have already joined me at Forever Affiliate – welcome! We’re about to do some very profitable things together 🙂

If you haven’t yet, I want to talk to you today a little bit more about what Forever Affiliate really is, and how it’s strategies can grow your online income.

First …

This Guest Post is by Nathan Nead

Selling Your Virtual Company: Three Things to Consider

Building an online empire on the spammy recesses of the web isn?t necessarily easy, but it can be. Building a quality turn-key operation, on the other hand, is almost always difficult and time-consuming. Many have succeeded wildly in building spam-laden affiliate businesses on the web. Many cases of half-baked affiliate networks include cheap outsourced tactics used by some of the world?s biggest companies. It begs the question: do such businesses really add value? Can you sell a business built on the backbone of hundreds of spam sites and get the same price multiple as you could have …

If you read Progress Report 1, you’ll know that the blog I set up for this case study is Cheap Electricity Options.

To recap, Week 1 of the blog development involved keyword research and identifying if the niche wasn’t too competitive and that there were enough products for it to advertise. Week 1 closed with the installation of the blog, selecting a theme and adding a home page and article. The blog is set up to use a static home page. So now to week 2:

Week 2:

If you’ve taken a look at my Cheap Electricity Options site, you probably noticed that there are no ads on the site …

George Montague Brown may not be a name you’ve come across (even though it is memorable). He’s been in the internet marketing business for about 2 years and is the author of Google Sniper, which describes a method for building profitable affiliate sites.

He’s just come up with a way of pulling a huge amount of traffic using YouTube. No, you don’t have to create your own videos and upload them. The method is ingenious and he details it for free in these videos (the link takes you to Video #3 but you should watch Videos #1 and #2 first):

Leveraging YouTube Traffic

The Terms of Service (TOS) for Google Analytics basically say that they can do whatever they want with the data they collect from your sites and this includes using that information to determine search engine rankings.

By installing the Google Analytics code on your site, you are giving Google a back door window into your traffic patterns and they will quickly determine that your (affiliate) site is not the kind of site they want in their index. You see, Google doesn’t really like affiliate sites. Perhaps I should qualify that assertion a bit more. Google doesn’t like little-guy affiliate sites; they don’t seem to have a problem with the big guys and …

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