Is Your Blog Showing a “Not Secure” Warning in Google Chrome?

Have you noticed that your blog is showing a “Not Secure” warning in Chrome browsers? Mine was. Site with ‘Not Secure' warning I was concerned about what that “Not Secure” warning label meant and how visitors would perceive my site by result, so I started doing a little research to find out why that was happening and what I could do about it. The reason you see a “Not Secure” warning is … [Read more...]

How User Experience (UX) Is Changing the Marketing and Business Landscape

{}2020 is the year that will go down in history. The outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has changed how we live our lives, forcing many to find alternatives (e.g., working from home). Marketers and businesses are not left out as many businesses that previously had no online presence are now considering the internet for advertising. User experience has always been important for business … [Read more...]

Super Affiliate Handbook Updated for 2019

A lot has changed since I started affiliate marketing in 1999 and wrote the first edition of the Super Affiliate Handbook in 2003. Back then, there were no blogs and no Google. I coded every bit of my first web site in Notepad. Dancing babies, spinning globes and the whole nine yards of ugly elements. In 2019, new webmasters can install their first blog in just minutes and creating content is now … [Read more...]

What Next? How to Find Ideas for Your Blog Posts

{}When you first start blogging, you feel as if you’re standing before a well of endless money making ideas. After all, you love writing, you love your topic, and you love sharing what you know. You foresee weeks and months and even years of hosting a popular, prosperous blog.  Except the well runs dry. Not just the occasional dry spell that occurs when you’re tired, and magically resolves itself … [Read more...]

Top Fitness Affiliate Programs

{}This week’s niche is focused on getting physically fit! If you have not started any fitness programs yet, you’re not alone (LOL). But if you are an affiliate marketer and you are looking for a new website to create and promote, then it’s about time you check out the top fitness affiliate programs we have for you here. Let's start by visiting sample websites to get an idea … [Read more...]

WPForms: A Better Contact Form

I was more than tired of seeing the ‘configuration errors detected' on my Contact 7 contact form. It didn't matter what I did to try and fix the errors, I still got the notification. Granted, the form actually worked, but the error notice bugged me. So, I decided to find a new plugin and the WPForms Contact Form came up second in the search results. You'll notice that although the top … [Read more...]

4 Ways to Bootstrap Your College Startup

{}Some of the biggest companies in the world begin as crazy ideas in college dorm rooms. College is meant to inspire people to greatness and creating a successful business is just one way people achieve that. Of course, the road to success has a lot of speed bumps and, for college startups, those speed bumps often involve money. It should come as no surprise that cash is short for companies … [Read more...]

Top 5 reasons why bloggers should network on LinkedIn

{}LinkedIn has over 260 million monthly active users and is a great social networking platform for professionals. Networking on LinkedIn allows you to get in touch with the right people of your industry who can help you generate leads, acquire jobs, build professional relationships, etc. As a blogger with an established network, you can increase the traffic on your website, write articles to … [Read more...]

Beat the Commission Cuts: How Amazon Affiliate Niche Sites Can Pivot to FBA

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Google+ Closing on April 2nd, 2019

Back in December, Google announced its intention to shut down Google+ (Google Plus). On February 1st, they sent an email out to consumer (personal) account users notifying them that the service would officially close on April 2nd due to low usage. Low usage indeed! While Facebook reports 2.2 billion monthly and 1.4 billion daily active users, it's estimated that Google Plus had only 2 billion … [Read more...]

Is Your Blog GDPR Compliant?

GDPR, which stands for General Data Protection Regulation, is a law covering data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and also the export of personal data outside the EU and EEA areas. Although the GDPR regulation was implemented on May 25th, 2018, I’ve seen many blogs that are NOT GDPR compliant. My guess is that bloggers … [Read more...]

WordPress Plugins and How I Use Them (2019)

WordPress plugins enhance the capabilities of your WordPress blog. There are literally tens of thousands of WordPress plugins from which to choose, but I'll make this easy on you. Below is a list of my most frequently used WordPress plugins, along with descriptions of how I use them. Each of these plugins can be accessed through your WordPress Administration Panel by clicking Plugins > Add New … [Read more...]

What is Affiliate Marketing?

In simple terms, affiliate marketing is the promotion of products and/or services to earn commissions through an affiliate program. An affiliate program is a program that facilitates the relationship between online merchants and their affiliates — allowing the affiliate to promote that company's products or services for a commission. Affiliate programs may also be referred to as: Associate … [Read more...]

There are Hundreds of Personal Finance Tools, These 3 Do Everything and More

Many people live from paycheck to paycheck and they’ll be looking forward to earning more money so that they won’t have to worry about unpaid bills ever again. However, more money is not always the solution to money problems. The key to solving money problems is knowing where your money goes so that you can know if your expenses are rising faster than your income. Irrespective of how … [Read more...]

Affiliate Marketing for Beginners

Affiliate Marketing for Beginners You’re interested in affiliate marketing as a way of making money online and I know that’s a great choice for SO many reasons. I started affiliate marketing in 1997 and my online business as an affiliate marketer has provided me with a lifestyle that I would never have even dreamed possible had I continued working at my day job. So, let’s get you started… NOTE: … [Read more...]

3 Reasons You May Want to Consider Buying a House in Graduate School

3 Reasons You May Want to Consider Buying a House in Graduate School Congratulations! You just got an email informing you that you are among the select few applicants starting graduate school. You’ll be heading back to familiar grounds as a mature (hopefully wiser) student. You get to upgrade your employability and still earn some money in on the side. But then, something throws cold water … [Read more...]

Profitable Niche Markets as Revealed by WordPress Theme Sales

The latest affiliate newsletter from StudioPress provided some really nice profitable niche clues for 2019. StudioPress reports that their Top 10 Best-Selling Themes for January 2019 were as follows: Foodie Pro Theme Essence Pro Theme AgentPress Pro Theme Author Pro Theme Magazine Pro Theme Mai Lifestyle Pro Theme Refined Pro Theme Wellness Pro Theme Business Pro Theme Corporate Pro Theme Most of … [Read more...]

CPA or CPC – What’s Right for Your Business?

Let’s face it: In today’s competitive environment, no business can afford to opt out on online advertising. Since it’s much simpler and cheaper than other, more traditional advertising venues, it has in some way become a ‘must’ in order be noticed by potential customers. However, while there are many advantages to marketing online, if you enter this game without … [Read more...]

4 Tips for Surviving Grad School without Much Money Worries

Graduate school will require more intensive focus, commitment, and dedication than your undergraduate days in college. Hence, surviving graduate school can be particularly tiresome if you also have to contend with financial worries. Unfortunately, many people in graduate school have money matters high on the list of their worries because the funds available are always low and the bills to pay are … [Read more...]

Starting an Affiliate Marketing Business during COVID-19

I've fielded SO many queries about how to start an affiliate marketing business since the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic started, that I feel the need to come out of my 5-year retirement. So many of you who have contacted me, have lost your jobs or are on an indeterminate layoff due to the pandemic and are looking for ways to make money online quickly and thinking that affiliate marketing is the … [Read more...]

4 Tips to Optimize Digital Lead Conversion

Finding leads online is not a new concept. Indeed, for years (decades at this point) many businesses have used SEO, marketing emails, and digital ads to identify and connect to potential leads. However, finding a lead is not the same as making a sale. Some companies struggle to convert good leads on a consistent basis. And this can obviously lead to less-than-ideal returns. With all this in mind, … [Read more...]

How Do Graduates Fare Financially?

Graduates have a lot to contend with. For starters, it’s a highly competitive academic arena and then you’ve got to get out there in the real world and make it count. It’s a lot of responsibility to put on to somebody’s shoulders, but if you play your cards right you can emerge well positioned to take on your student loan debt and start building a solid foundation for your life. Before we get … [Read more...]

Do’s And Dont’s of Press Releases

Press Releases are official statements given to newspapers containing information about a particular matter. Businesses use this as tool of marketing and it does work. But only if you do it right. That’s why we are going to talk about do’s and don’ts of press releases for all kinds of businesses and blogs. Do’s of Press Releases Create a catchy headline: You got that press release published … [Read more...]

Why youtube marketing is Important?

YouTube Marketing is the most underutilized marketing tool at present. With billions of users and millions of views every day, youtube has become an encyclopaedia. More and more people are using videos to solve their problems, learn new things and for entertainment. If your business hasn’t started youtube marketing yet, you must begin NOW. Here are some important things you must know Youtube can … [Read more...]

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