Affiliate Progress Report – A Look Back at Quarter Three 2010

30 Sep

Affiliate Progress Report

I’ve been a bit silent on Affiliate Progress recently, concentrating my efforts on a new blog which has taken off rather more quickly than I expected; but since I’m off for a fortnight’s holiday in a day or two I wanted to get my quarter three 2010 progress report posted.

It has certainly been an interesting three months, but things have progressed in a rather different pattern to how I expected.

So here is a brief run down of my achievements for this quarter, achievements against my 2010 targets, and new goals for Q4 and beyond. (more…)

Getting Started With Twitter – Part 2

7 Sep

Getting Started With TwitterTowards the back end of July just gone, I posted about my first tentative steps into the world of Twitter. Initially I was setting out to simply learn the ropes and find out what all the fuss is about, but hopefully with a longer term goal of finding out how best to use Twitter as one more tool in my online earning toolkit.

So how have I got on so far? Read on to find out! (more…)

Blog Commenting Tactics

24 Aug

Blog Commenting TacticsA few months back I wrote a post posing the question – Are Blog Comments Important? – it was mainly about the SEO benefits of leaving comments, but thankfully, most commenters also agreed that blog comments are indeed the life-blood of any good blog.

It is also true that during the difficult initial stages of a blog, when you are struggling to build up your traffic, blog commenting provides a useful stream of traffic whilst you build up your content and work to get more search engine based traffic.

But what are the tips and tricks that can help you maximise your investment in time, and get the largest amount of return traffic to your own blog from the comments you leave? Read on to find out! (more…)

Amazon – Taking the Low Ticket or High Ticket Route?

9 Aug

It is widely accepted that Amazon know what they are doing when it comes to turning traffic that you refer to them into sales. It is also the advice given by many highly respected and experienced Amazon affiliates, that you should concentrate your efforts on high ticket items with a selling price of $100 or more.

Whilst this is generally very sound advice, and should certainly form the foundation of your Amazon affiliate strategy, are there any reasons for targeting low ticket items? I definitely think there are. Read on to find out why. (more…)

Getting Started With Twitter

23 Jul

Getting Started With TwitterI have to admit that I have been very slow on the uptake with all forms of social networking, and particularly with Twitter, I’ve really been at a loss as to the point of it and how it can benefit me.

However, since giving Twitter an initial try out, the penny is now starting to drop and I can see its potential for at least some of my online projects.

So in keeping with my main purpose for this blog, I want to do a series of posts to outline my goals and progress with Twitter right from day one. (more…)