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What Affiliates To Promote To Blog For Money

If there’s one thing that you’re bound to see on the net it’s people telling you how they can show you ways of making money. Normally it’s a sales pitch to either get you to join a list or it’s via a free eBook that doesn’t really tell you anything other than letting you know you have to actually buy the full version to learn the real secret to financial success. They’ll even spout some crap about how you have to get in now before the offer expires to fool you into a sense of false security because you don’t want to miss out on a golden opportunity. The truth of the matter is you’re better off trying to leave the site because more often than not they will offer you a better deal to get your business.

With this post I want to be a little different in that I am actually going to tell you which affiliates I am promoting that is actually putting money in my pocket. I’m hoping that perhaps it will give you ideas that you can use to increase your blogs earnings.

I think a common mistake is that people just promote any old affiliate by sticking a link or banner on their website hoping for the best. This is what I used to do and it didn’t really make me any money. It’s common knowledge that to make any decent income online you need a product to sell, unfortunately most of us don’t have a product which is why we push other people’s products as affiliates. The problem is that it’s hard pushing something that you’re not truly familiar with. The solution is to buy something you need, that you really want and then tell others of your experience. They are more likely to buy from you if they know you’re using it and that you love it. Don’t bullshit to them because it will bite you in the ass later. In essence you have to spend money to make money, otherwise it’s just like going around a games board looking for something to buy but never getting anywhere.


FlexSqueeze: I used to use free themes because I didn’t want to spend the money, not knowing that I would have a lot more money in my pocket if only I chose a professional theme that had affiliate attached to it. The first theme I bought was the Thesis WordPress Theme but I couldn’t promote it because I didn’t believe in it. All the hype I read from others was just BS as it wasn’t as out of the box easy to use as they made it out to be. I kept looking until I found FlexSqueeze and I haven’t looked back since, it is easily my biggest seller.

Market Samurai: I’ve only just recently purchased this software and it’s already paid for itself in affiliate sales and I’ve only posted about it twice. I’ve been using it on my sexual aids blog. In case you’re wondering why I haven’t done an update yet it’s because I’m waiting for their tech guys to resolve an issue I’m having with it. Even with that I’ve managed to rank no.1 on Yahoo and no2 on Bing for the keywords sexual aids but am still struggling on Google. I think it’s because I’m finding it difficult to get back-links to the blog.

BlueHost: If you’re happy about your hosting company join as an affiliate and tell people about it. Tell them why you joined and what it is you love about them. Be sincere and let your excitement show in your post. Naturally no one is going to believe you if you’re posting from a Blogger or account, likewise if you’re promoting a theme form one of those account. Why would people believe you when you’ve had no experience with the product you’re promoting?

Most of my blogs have a “Proudly Hosted On Name Of Host” link displayed prominently on the blog and each of them have made sales from it. Just one sale would pay for the blog’s hosting for a year with some to spare.

RegNow: This is site that allows people to sell it’s member’s software products on their site. I originally joined them so I could do posts on my Top Software Online blog. It will even allow you to create your own store such as the one I have my blog attached to. The problem is I need to direct traffic there in order to make sales. It wasn’t until I promoted Tweet Whistle on this blog that I started to make some money.

Commission Junction: These guys act as a go between publishers and advertisers. As a member you get to promote products from some of the leading retailers and market groups. A lot of the Hosting companies use CJ as their preferred method of advertising.

ClixGalore and Commission Monster are similar to CJ and while they do not earn me as much they do bring in some money. I use them because they offer me things that are not available on CJ. I’ve used Clickbank but haven’t had much luck with them, probably because I haven’t found a product that I’m comfortable promoting. I’ve also hadsome luck with Cash Burners but that’s limited to my sex aids site as it supplies adult only products.

I hope this has given you some ideas to incorporate on your blog to make it more profitable. If there’s anything else you would like to know you could always leave a comment.

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Do You Want To Outrank The Probloggers

Step right up folks , don’t be shy because what you hear here today could put you in front of the big boys in blogging. That’s right folks I am going to reveal to you something today that will make you stand above the rest. You may not make as much money as the problogers of this world, you may not even get as many visitors or comments on your blogs, but what you will learn today will  put you on a different pedestal way above the best of them!

What’s that young sir, how much will this information cost you? Well now, that depends how fast you act on it. Act now and it is absolutely free, but wait too long and you may well have to pay for it. Just read my post on How To Make Money Off A Popular Post. You! The ranga with the big tits and low cut blouse. No need to roll your eyes young lady. Your good looks and big boobs will only get you so far and no further, and if you want to make something of yourself you would do well to listen to what I have to say, and if you really want to learn something you should see me in my rooms directly after this blog post. :devil_tb:

That’s it folks, gather around, you do not want to miss a word of what I have to say. First off I want to show you a graph.


This graph represents the Alexa Rank of WassupBlog up against 4 very well known bloggers, what some may call A Listers. I won’t say their name out loud because we don’t want them to hear what I am about to tell you, because if they did they have the following to blow us out of the water. Rather than naming them I will refer to them by their initials. As you can see D.R. is way on the top, as he should be being and Aussie and all. J.S. is second, J.C. is third and D. Ris. fourth just above yours truly. D Ris. actually once commented on this blog saying that it reminded him of a Christmas tree :smoke_tb:

Well you see folks, there is a part of Alexa that very few people utilize and that is the Review section. If you were to compare this blog against those same bloggers it would come in third. D.R. is first with 6 reviews, J.C. second with 6, WassupBlog third with 3 and D. Ris and J.S. lagging behind with no reviews at all. So you see with a little help from you guys I could be outranking the best of them, review wise that is.

All you have to do is go to Alexa and Review this blog, leave a comment saying you did so and then I in return will do the same for you. You don’t have to write any BS either, your honest opinion is all that is required. Constructive criticism is always appreciated especially if it will help to improve this blog.

What’s that young man, what’s in it for you? Well it probably won’t put any money in your pocket, I reckon that’s pretty unlikely. However, if anyone, say a potential advertiser perhaps, was to check out your Alexa Review and they saw you had a whole heap of them they may want to advertise on your site. Someone who wasn’t sure about who you are and what you’re selling may see it and perhaps it’s all that is needed to convince them to be a paying customer, so indirectly it could well put some money in the old wallet after all. All you need do is write your own post asking your readers to review your site.

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How To Make Money Off A Popular Post

As you well know I love to share money making ideas on this blog. Unfortunately coming across good ones is pretty rare and so I post a lot of other interesting and entertaining articles to keep all you guys interested so that you keep coming back for more. Unfortunately there may be some, because of their busy lives, who miss out on important articles every now and again and if you don’t want that happening to you I recommend you subscribe to my list. You’ll find a link and a subscription form over in my sidebar to your right.

This post may not be for all bloggers as there may be some who have no interest is using their blog for making money. However, for those of you who love blogging and who don’t have a problem in using your blog for increasing your earning potential, then I urge you to read on.

What I’m going to present to you in this post is something way beyond adsense. It doesn’t even have anything to do with affiliate marketing. All you need is either a blog or a website that has information on it that is so useful that people will pay you to get access to it. You’ve probably seen that plugin which displays something like, “If you like this post why don’t you buy me a beer?”, only no-one ever buys you one.


Enter MediaPass! Have you ever wondered why hundreds of websites like ESPN, NY Times, The Economist and The Star Tribune are beginning to charge for select content ? It’s because their paid subscription pages far out-yield their free pages. MediaPass allows you to have recurring paid subscriptions and do so with the same level of sophistication as the major players who are spending millions to build a subscription platform in-house, only it won’t cost you a cent to join.

I’m trying it on this one particular post that explains to people how to fix their iTouch when Safari won’t connect to the Internet. It’s called My iPod Touch Safari Won’t Work. You can see from the amount of comments on this post that the instructions work and everyone is happy to leave a comment telling me so. A few even actually bought me a beer. Why not charge them a small fee to gain access to the post that will solve their problem?

I’ve only just installed the code on that post the other day and I’ve made my first sale. I’ve only charged $5 for the information and out of that I received $3.25, so they’ve taken 35% commission for handling the transaction. That’s fine with me because without them I would never have made the sale in the first place. Add to the mix that they accept most credit cards and PayPal and you should see the potential for earning extra income.

Just remember a couple of  very important points for this to work.

  1. The post you place it on must offer content that people will be willing to pay for! If you consider my example  I am offering a solution for a problem that has been proven to work.
  2. The post you choose must get a fair amount of visitors. I’ve known for a long time that post does very well in the SERPS but until recently I couldn’t work out how to cash in on it. I did think of writing an ebook, but honestly there just isn’t enough information on that post to warrant that.

If you can fulfill those couple of points you should be able to put a few extra bucks into your pocket as well.

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To Moderate Or Not To Moderate, That Is The Question

As far as I’m concerned the answer is obvious, there is absolutely no reason today for anyone to moderate their comments. Sure, once long ago it was necessary because there was no real way to combat all the spam that was out there. That’s not the case today because there are plugins that will deal with just about everything that the spammers, those low life miscreants, will throw at you.

I actually use two plugins. The first is the GrowMap Anti-Spambot Plugin, better known as GASP! The guy that put this plugin together is the very same guy who developed commentluv, the one plugin that almost everyone loves. If you’re still using those annoying captchas I seriously suggest you switch to GASP. I was shocked at how much of  the spam I was getting was from spambots.

The other plugin I use in conjunction with GASP is Akismet as it catches all the human spammers. Using the two together frees up my time, time better spent doing other things like commenting on other blogs.Knowing all this I can’t imagine why so many bloggers waste their precious time moderating their comments. Get with it you guys, STOP MODERATING YOUR COMMENTS!

Still not satisfied? I mean it’s your blog right, and if you want to moderate them you should be allowed to? Why should you listen to me anyway, who am I to tell you how to run your blog.? Your problem is that I am not a lone voice on this matter. Just the other day I was reading one of Mitch’s post where he was talking about decluttering his online life. Mitch went so far as to say he would no longer subscribe to blogs who moderate comments!

I’m sure if I did a search I would find many more examples of people who are pissed off at their comments going into moderation. I know I am. I take a lot of pride in my comments. I take the time to read the post, to think about what I’m going to say and the the writing of the comment itself, only to find that it goes into moderation or it disappears altogether and I think to myself, ‘What the frack is that all about’?

If there was one other plugin I would say is essential if you want a successful blog it would have to be a subscribe to comment plugin. There’s a lot of them around, just pick one that only notifies the commentator when someone replies to his actual comment. This is important as some plugins send an email every time someone leaves a comment and this can be quite annoying, especially if you have a busy blog.

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