Every business rely on a good marketing strategy and if you are an affiliate marketers and want to increase your affiliate sale, here are the marketing strategy you should opt to increase your sale.
#1. Write Compare Reviews
If you are writing single product review on your affiliate marketing site than you are making a big mistake, this is because people always want best and they search for other options. And if you compare two or three products in the review they will buy the best product directly from your site.
#2. Write Long Review
According to an experiment long review sell more and the shorter one. Write in-depth reviews so that the reader has no more questions about the product (So that they don’t search other sites for the information). To rank in top 10 in the search results the optimum length of the article should be at least 2000 words but now exceed 2200 words.
#3. Fast Loading Page
Amazon lose their 1/3 customers with every 3 second delay in loading time, so your page should load fast. Use the compressed CSS and JS on the site to reduce loading time.
#4. Create Hype
Create Hype about the product before reviewing it on your site. You can create creative banner and Headings for this. Tweet about it on twitter ( the most effective Social Marketing Site ) .
Giveaways is great way to increase the desire to use the product in the readers, it also increase social media popularity and traffic. Using giveaways you will pay for two licences and readers can buy up to 50 licenses from your affiliate link. So if the product cost $100 per license and the company pay 30% share of the sale. Then your final income will be $30×50 – 2x$100 = $1300 .
#6. Email Marketing
Build a strong email following or subscribers, because it can make you millionaire. In a research it is found that Email Marketing is the best way to sell something, no-matter what type of product it is email marketing is the best way to sell it fast. If you have an email following of 20,000 for a product, more than 500 people of 20,000 people buy the product directly from you.
Avoid spam words
Avoid spam words in the email marketing, Here are some words to avoid in the financial space:
$$$,Affordable, Bargain, Beneficiary, Best price, Big bucks, Cash, Compare rates, Cost, Credit, Credit bureaus, Discount, Earn, Easy terms, Free
Here are some words to avoid in the e-commerce space:
As seen on, Buy, Buy direct, Buying judgments, Clearance, Order, Order status, Orders shipped by, Shopper
Google Webmaster Tools Trick
On most of the sites up to 60-70% of the affiliate income is from the UK and US traffic. You can use Google Webmaster Tools to set the Geographic target to UK or UK so that your site rank higher in US or UK search results.
No doubt Google Adsense is the best Ad network in terms or payout and ad quality. Also the CPC and CPM of Google Adsense is very high, but not every blogger is approved by Google because of their strict Policy and Quality Control. If you are one of them then it doesn’t mean you can ‘t earn from your blog.
There are many ad networks are in the market, and I have tested all of them and here are the best highest paying Ad networks.
Highest Paying Adsense Alternatives
Media.net : Yahoo Bing Ad Network
Media.net is a contextual ad network , that mean it serve ads based on the context of the page. So if your page is about mobiles it will show ads of mobiles. Quality of ads are high. And the revenue is also very good and comparable to Adsense . The dashboard is neat and user-friendly. It also support multiple ad sizes.
How to Apply for Media.net ?
You can easily apply for Media.net Ad network using this Invitation Page . Just fill your information and your website URL and select the category . You can apply for multiple websites at once.
Here is the Quick Info of Media.net
Getting Approved : Difficult
CPC: $0.05 – $1
Minimum Payout: $100
Payment Options: PayPal, Bank Transfer
BuySell Ads is a marketplace to buy and sell ad. The advertisers pay good money to the publishers, but your site should have high traffic or it must be famous to earn from BuySell Ads. You can earn more than Google Adsense if your site is famous. You can also use BuySell Ads and Adsense Ads together with no issue.
How to Apply for BuySell Ads?
Be sure that your site language is English and you use Top level Domain.
Quick facts about BuySell Ads
Getting Approved: Difficult ( Need at least 100,000 Impressions per month)
Earning : No limit
Minimum Payout: $20 via PayPal, $50 by cheque
Infolinks In-text Ad Network
Infolinks is one of the top paying In-text ad network. I have tested it and my experience is good with it. The problem with Infolinks is that it does not show realtime revenue updated on the dashboard. It is the highest paying in-text ad network. And revenue is slightly less than the Adsense. InfoLinks convert the normal text into clickable ad links. Also it offers many additional ad services like InTag, InFrame and InSearch.
Infolinks work perfectly with Adsense. And you can use it with other ads to make more money.
How to Apply for Infolinks?
You can apply for Infolinks by visiting the Infolinks homepage and you will be approved in 24 hr .
Quick fact about Infolinks
Getting Approved: Easy
CPM: $0.10 – $1
Minimum Payout: $50
Bank Wire Transfers – $25 plus 2% to receive your payment via your local currency
PayPal – US Residents $1, everyone else 2% up to $10
eCheck – $6 plus 2% for currency conversion
Western Union – $15 minimum
ACH and Payoneer – No fees
VigLink In-Text Ad Network
VigLink is similar to Infolinks, the only difference is VigLink convert normal text into affiliate link and when visitors click these link they are redirected to the e-commerce sites like eBay , amazon etc. and if visitor buy something , then publisher is paid with a part of the affiliate income. VigLink work great for websites which review something. Just like InfoLinks, Viglinks is also compatible with Adsense.
How to apply for VigLink?
Open the sign-up page from here, you just need to enter your email address. Your account will be approved within 48hr.
Quick facts about VigLink
Getting approved: Easy
Minimum Payout: Pay after every 60 days.
Payment Options: Paypal etc.
Kontera In-text Ad network
Kontera is the alternative of InfoLinks. It also convert the text into clickable ad links. In my experience Kontera is more trusted than InfoLinks because Kontera doesn’t decrease your earning after one month like InfoLinks do. If I need to use In-text Ad network my choice will be Kontera.
How to Apply for Kontera?
Applying for Kontera is easy, just visit this page and signup for the Kontera. Don’t worry Kontera Approval Process is very easy and almost everyone is approved in the first time.
Quick facts about Kontera
Getting approved: Very Easy
Minimum Payout: $50
Payment Options: Paypal, Check , Wire
It is one of the highest paying ad network (when used with pop-up ads). The only problem with Clicksor is that you can earn high ( $2 CPM) only when you use pop-up ads. Pop-up ads are not user-friendly and can disturb your visitors.It include many ad sizes to display.
How to Apply for Clicksor?
Click here and click on the publisher sign up link and fill your information. Your account will be activated instantly no need of approval.
Quick facts about Clicksor
Getting Approved: No Approval instant account activation.
CPC: $0.01 – $0.5.
CPM: $2+ per 1000 views of Pop up.
Minimum Payout: $50
Payment Option: Paypal
Above are the highest paying ad networks. I personally prefer BuySell Ads, Kontera an VigLink as they are the trusted one.
The advantages of calling functions asynchronously is that the script runs without waiting for the return value from the function which is called.
To make a function asynchronous we need to encapsulate the function in a method that by-pass the function without waiting for its return value.
For example we want to call fetch() function asynchronously, we need to call this function using setTimeout() method.
async(); // It will call the fetch() function asynchronously
Now when we want to call the fetch() function asynchronously we just need to call the async() function.
GIF are the best way to share clips on social media. On social media everyone is in hurry and they may not have time to view your YouTube video. So what you can do is to convert that short clip into an animated GIF. This is the best way to share any short clip.
These days people use animated GIF to share the funny clips on the social networking sites. GIF is better than YouTube video to share sort clips because very few number of people have time to click on the YouTube link and watch the clip. GIF solves that problem because GIF do not need any special media player. And the process of sharing animated GIF is exactly the same as posting a normal photograph.
Currently Google+ and Twitter support animated GIF. Lets get into the process of creating the animated GIF.
To create a GIF you need –
A video clip that you want to turn into GIF
1. Pick out a video clip that you want to turn into GIF
You can use any video file for this purpose. I am going to use the use a Gameplay video of Watch_Dogs.
Do you notice the color of the typography on the websites you visit regularly? Almost all of them use the Black and White combination for the typography and the content area. So you might ask whats the problem with that.
2011 was the year of big changes in the web designs. After that year the modern web we see today was born. The sophisticated, crappy looking site are designed modern, simple and elegant. Lots of widget in the sidebar are replaced with the few required once. All that changes took decades to come into existence.
I like these changes in the design, but there is one thing that I don’t like. That is now we all are stuck with the black font color and white backgrounds.
The classic designs are diminishing and soon will come to the end.
Black font on the top of white background doesn’t means to increase the effectiveness of the content. The same effectiveness can also be achieved by using other colors.
Why we are struck with black? Why we are all using the same design concepts of typography? Is their any fear of failure which is stopping us to use our own creativity in designing process.
Lets use our creativity at the designs we make. I know all designs are not successful, but we can’t stop trying new things.
Lets break some rules and make our own rules. What do you think?
In future posts I’m going to post new articles about how we can create good designs.
Earning more through Google Adsense is easy you just have to know some rules to optimise your ads. Now it’s time to learn some basic and advance tips to Increase Adsense Revenue .
One thing i would like to suggest you that don’t violate the Adsense Policies by putting ads in such a way that user click on the ad accidentally. Also never ask anyone to click on your ads because it violate the Adsense Policies and can lead to deactivation of your account.
Use blue color in the ad title because it has high CTR but wait not the standard blue use the light blue color because studies shows that people started ignoring the standard blue color links.
Remove the borders from the ads by giving same color to the border as that of the background.
Make the URL and Description color same as that of the text color of the article
Don’t place all the ads in the same place instead place ads so that when users scroll down they see a new ad. It increase the CTR for the blog that have long articles but in case of downloads blog or the blog having short articles you can place the ads side by side to increase the CTR.
Place ads between the post to increase your CTR.
Use this heat map for placing ads on your website.
336 * 280 : Large Rectangle and Leader board 728*90 are the highest paying ad size.
Use both image and Text Ads.
Experiment with ad placement to earn more ” keep changing the ad placement , this is the real secret to earn more ”
Adsense Blacklist URL
Blacklist the low paying low category ads from “Allow and Block Ads Section”.
Do share your one tips which help you in maximizing your Adsense revenue.
Author box are great way to expose the writer to the world and it is a necessary for multi-author blogs. There are many author box plugin available but I’m sharing the best 5 plugins here.
5 Best Author Box Plugins
1. Better Author Bio
Simply adds an author bio box in every post automatically. You can choose where you want to show it. You can add links of your Blog, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and Facebook profiles on the bio. Do it automatically or manual with shortcode [author_bio] or .
2. Fancier Author Box
Show Latest Posts of the Author.
Social icons below author pic.
Simple and clean layout.
3. Social Author Bio
Great social media integration.
Show number of posts by Author.
4. Cool Author Box
NOTE: No developer support for this plugin So, no new version will be released from the developer.
You are an aspiring entrepreneur who want to change the world and make others life easy. You spent countless hours building an awesome product and it’s the time to release your product to public and make some sales. You are familiar with WordPress and want to use it to sell your digital items or ship real items to the buyers. How would you do that?
Table of Contents:
Selling Virtual Goods Using WordPress
Selling Real Items Using WordPress
How to Sell Virtual Products Using WordPress
It’s easy to sell things using your WordPress site. If you want to sell digital items like softwares, music or pictures etc. You can use the EasyDigitalDownloads plugin. It is the best solution to sell virtual goods, because you have everything you need to sell any digital item.
Also EasyDigitalDownloads has a big useful collection of extension which are the tools which provides additional features that you might need for your specific need. Some of them are free and some are paid. But you get a great support for everything you pay for.
How To Use EasyDigitalDownloads
Setting up and running the EasyDigitalDownloads is very easy. In this post I’m going to give you a walk-through to Install and Setup EasyDigitalDownloads on your site.
First step is to download the EasyDigitalDownloads, you can download and upload the plugin manually from Here, or search for “EasyDigitalDownloads” from the WordPress Dashboard plugins page and install and activate the plugin.
Go to Downloads > Settings and configure the options
Create Downloadable products from the Downloads page
Insert purchase buttons for any download via the “Insert Download” button next the Upload Media buttons
How to Sell Real Products Using WordPress
If you are selling a Real product which you need to ship to the buyer, I recommend you to use WooCommerce Plugin.
WooCommerce allows you to have the buyers address and many shipping and order processing related features which are great for selling goods.
How To Use WooCommerce
Setting WooCommerce is relatively harder than the EasyDigitalDownloads.
First step is to download the WooCommerce, you can download and upload the plugin manually from Here, or search for “WooCommerce” from the WordPress Dashboard plugins page and install and activate the plugin.
Now you know how to sell anything using WordPress and some plugins. Isn’t that’s easy.
Git is the world’s best version control System available. It is developed by Linus Torvalds who is the creator of Linux kernel to manage the source code of the Linux. In this git beginners guide you will learn how to use git in your projects.
Why You Need Git
Although there are many other version control systems available but Git makes developers life easier by providing the most powerful and easy-to-use version control tools. With a version control system (VCS) you can have track of every changes you or others made to the project. With Git you can roll back the previous changes and work with other developers at the same time by dividing the tasks and then merging all the new features which are developed by other developers in the project.
Git is a distributed version control system it means it allows many developers to work on a given project without requiring them to share a common network. Each developer has its own copy of the project and he/she can make changes without requiring an internet connection or other network connection . When a feature or a change in a project is complete by one developer then he/she can push the changes to the central repository. And other developers can easily update their current working repository with all the new changes and commits made to the central repository using a pull command. It’s the magic of using a Version Control System (VCS).
Getting Started With Git – git beginners guide
In this guide I’m assuming that you have git installed on your computer. So lets begin.
Repository is the place or a folder where you store the project source code. All the changes you make to the project will be saved in the same repository in a folder named .git, the .git folder is hidden by default in OSX.
Since all the changes in a project be stored in the repository, so creating a repository is our first step. Let get started.
Creating A Repository in Git
To create a repository we use the git init command.
There are two ways to create a repository. One is to create the repository in a new folder and the other is to create the repository in an existing folder.
The first method – Creating an empty repository
In this method we are going to create a repository which does not contain anything. The following command will create a repository in which you can copy and paste your project code. For example lets create a new repository called “my_project”.
git init my_project
The second method – Creating a repository in an existing project folder
In this method we will create a repository in an existing folder which contains the project. We will again use the git init command to create the repository but this time we will first navigate to the folder where we want to create the repository.
For example we want to create a repository in a given folder which contains the project. We will do the following steps.
1. First we will navigate to the project’s folder.
2. Use the git init command to set up a repository.
Now you know how to create a repository. Let move to the next step i.e. committing the changes you made to the code.
Before you commit changes in your project you need to tell the git which file(s) needs to be committed or tracked , this process is called staging a file. To make a commit in git when first need add file(s) to staging area.
But before you add the file(s) to staging area you have to find which file(s) are untracked. To do this you can use git status command.
You can see from screenshot above that the “functions.php” file is untracked. So lets add it to the staging area.
To add files to staging area we use the git add command.
Now you can make your first commit to the project. To make a commit in git, git commit command is used.
git commit -m "My first commit"
-m tag specifies the description of this commit in this case it is “My first commit” .
Branches are the most useful feature of git version control system. Branches gives you the ability to work on different features of the project on the same time and when the features are complete you can merge them into one, so you don’t have to wait for one feature to complete before you work on other features.
Creating a feature branch in Git
In git creating a new branch is very easy. To create a new branch in a repository we use git branch command.
git branch new_feature1
Where new_feature1 is the name of the new branch. You can use git checkout command to switch between branches.
If you check the commit log in new_feature1 branch using command git log , you will see all the commits you made to the master branch. Now if you make new commits in the new_feature1 branch you won’t see them in the master branch until you merge the changes to the master branch.
After the work on the new branch is complete you can merge it to the master or other branches you have using git merge.
Merging with Git
Merging with Git is easy. To merge a feature branch into another branch we use the git merge command.
For example lets merge the new_feature1 branch to the master branch. To do so first we have to goto the branch in which we want to do the merge, In this case it is master branch.
After we are in the master branch we can merge any branch into the master branch.
git merge new_feature1
Now you know how to merge two branches in Git. You have covered the basics of Git and now you can use git in your projects.
Some more basic commands
git status ⇒ Show the current branch, files which are changed etc.
git log ⇒ Show all the commits with the description.
It’s time to learn some quick commands to make the operations fast
git -a -m “Description” ⇒ The -a tag select all the files in the repository into the staging area at once. So that you don’t need to add each file manually in the staging area and -m tag commit the changes, all at once.
git branch -D branch_name ⇒ Use this command to delete a branch.
git checkout -b new_branch_name ⇒ Use this command to create a new branch and move to that branch at once.