Getting started with your own online affiliate program

A gambling affiliate program is a great way to make some extra money.  The best way to do this is with a website.  Affiliate marketing can be one of the easiest ways to make money online; however it can be pretty cutthroat with so many other affiliates out there.

Like anything else in life there are pros and cons in actually building a website for your gambling affiliate program that actually makes money.  The pros are it can be a really easy way to make money and you don’t need a lot of money to get things going.

Cons could include not making any money at all because no one knows your site even exists and not being able to make a decent amount of money because you chose a bad gambling affiliate program to work with.

There are a lot of different things that go into creating a website that actually convinces your potential visitors to do something.  You will want to do some extensive online research here to ensure your site doesn’t fall by the wayside like so many other sites do.  You want to have a site that actually makes money, so make sure you know what you need to do to accomplish this.

The next you want to be sure of is the gambling affiliate program you decide to sign up with and work with.  Look for things like credibility and reputation of the company in question you are looking at.  Consider and compare things like how much commission you actually stand to make with one sigh-up.

For example, while Amazon is an extremely reputable company, the commission they pay out for their affiliate program is only 5%.  Imagine how many people you’d need to bring to your site and how many books you’d actually have to sell to even make a tiny dent in your wallet.

Start with these basics here and you should be on your way to actually doing something with both your website and the gambling affiliate program you decide to work with.  At the very least this should help as a guide in deciding what you need to do by doing some research before you jump into anything unexpected.

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This post was written by camila on June 24, 2010

Why Internet Marketers Fail…

Internet marketing is a playground that offers everyone equal opportunities, but some are able to grab more time on the swings and slide than the rest. And it’s not just because they’re the smartest and strongest in the field, it’s also because they learn from their mistakes and are quick to never repeat them. That is the main reason why internet marketers fail – because they fail to learn from their mistakes and continue to make them again and again.

The biggest mistake they make is to fail to understand their customers, both existing and potential.

They try to market what they have rather than what the customer needs. They try to fit the customer to their products rather than trying to fit their products to the customer.

And when they continue to do this, they lose their customers and don’t gain any new ones.

Consider the case of two salesmen who knock at your door; the first is selling books, but you cannot read because you are blind. But he still insists you buy them just so you can line your bookshelves. The second salesman too sells books, but when he sees that you’re blind, he is apologetic and sensitive. Also, he returns again the next day to sell you some Braille books. Now which of the two would you buy from? The answer is a no-brainer.

But unfortunately, most marketers are like Salesman No.1; they fail to move beyond their original sales spiel and are unable to change track when the straight and familiar path is somehow blocked. They do not try to find a window in the wall that is hindering them; rather they bang their heads against it in the hope that it will open. And they are more focused on the sale than the customer, little realizing that without the latter, the former is just not happening.

That is why we have repeated instances of “in-your-face” marketing where customers are flooded with emails and messages whether they want them or not; that is why they promise much but only flatter to deceive; and that is why they continue with what they have to say without stopping once to listen to the voice of the customer.

Marketers need to wake up to the fact that customers are becoming a more demanding group because of the numerous choices they have. They need to understand that unless they can lift their quality of service, they are going to lose out on even the smallest piece of the pie. And they need to know that if they don’t evolve with the changing times and make the customer a vital part of the sales equation, they are forever doomed to failure.

By-line:

This article is contributed by Susan White, who regularly writes on the subject of Internet Service. She invites your questions, comments at her email address: susan.white33@gmail.com.

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This post was written by Susan White on May 23, 2010

Did google drop the ball?

Cinco de Mayo, a joyous day. One that many look forward to as an excuse to get completely wasted…except google apparently.

Google is famous for their modified logos on special days of the year. This day, however, google.com is dead bare.

Looks like yahoo.com takes the cake with this one. They went all out!

Thanks Yahoo. We appreciate the enthusiasm. Google, maybe next year ;).

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This post was written by David Uslan on May 5, 2010

GoDaddy.com Promo Codes 2010: FatWallet vs LiveCodes

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As a follow up to GoDaddy.com Promo Code 2009, I realized it needed some updating.  For those of you who find themselves fans of  GoDaddy.com (or half-naked IndyCar driver, Danica Patrick), then it’s time to save money. It’s a tough economy which means “Coupons” and “Promo Codes” are 100% necessary. Just think what you could do with the $2.50 you’ll save when you type in gofivgind2. That’s a Burger King feast right there!

FatWallet vs. LiveCodes

There are currently 2 players that come up when you search “GoDaddy Coupon Codes”: FatWallet and LiveCodes. I found a pretty good list on FatWallet –  half the codes go inactive very quickly, though the forum itself is constantly being updated. Here’s the top of the list:

  • cjc749fat – $7.49 .COMs (exp 5/31/10)
  • cjcfat30 – $5 Off w/ $30 Purchase (exp 5/31/10)
  • cjcfat50 – $10 Off w/ $50 Purchase (exp 5/31/10)
  • cjcfat75 – 15% Off w/ $75 Purchase (exp 5/31/10)
  • cjcfat10 – 10% off any purchase (exp 5/31/10)
  • cjcfat20h – 20% off Shared Hosting (exp 5/31/10)

LiveCodes pretty much listed the same codes, but they have 1 up on FatWallet. Due to their blogging platform, it’s easier to find out if these codes are fresh or old news. Just look at the day it was posted.

Expiration

I anticipate that even these codes will go expired soon. That being said, feel free to check out the original sites or simply post comments below with updated codes. Either way works for me. Now go save some money!

*Choose a safe and secure webhost

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This post was written by Joshua Russak on May 5, 2010

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Embrace Makes an Impact While Promoting Seat Belts (Amazing Video!)

Here’s a very good example of putting viral techniques to good use…

Who? What? Why?

The SSRP (Sussex Safer Roads Partnership), in South East England, is currently promoting Embrace Life, a campaign designed to remind individuals of the importance of wearing their seat belts.  Started in February 2010, it has quickly become an internet phenomenon. Embrace Life broke 1 million views in less than two weeks, is being shown in front of James Cameron and BIll Gates at the Ted.com conference in Long Beach, California, and may also be screened on international TV stations from the Arabic Gulf to Canada, the USA to France. It currently sits at 5.8 Million views on YouTube and growing daily!

If you haven’t seen Embrace Life yet, log onto the dedicated website – www.embracethis.co.uk and don’t forget to join the Facebook group set up by one viewer to lobby for Embrace Life to appear on national TV!

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