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Win 1020 entrecard credits and more – simple contest!

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Here is another contest after my $700’s of giveaway prizes contest but rather than like that this contest is going to be simple! All you need to do is blog about the contest !

Contest starts from 31 March 2008 and ends on 13 April 2008

How to:

Just blog about this contest with at least 2 links, one to this contest and another to my wordpress plugin www.techtreak.com/2008/01/05/customized-random-top-ads-plugin-for-wordpress… in your blog and comment in the contest post(www.techtreak.com/2008/03/31/win-1020-entrecard-credits-simple-contest/ )! Thats it! On 14 April i will draw 2 lucky winners from the qualified posts.

Prizes:

Ist Prize:

1020 entrecard credits

One 125×125 banner in sidebar for a month

IInd Prize:

One 468×60 banner for a month @ Forum.IndiMovi.com (29k visits per month)

One text link in the sidebar for a month @ TechTreak.com

Contest post here www.techtreak.com/2008/03/31/win-1020-entrecard-credits-simple-contest/

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PostHeaderIcon Affiliate Programs – Points To Consider



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Affiliate Programs – Points To Consider

by: Todd W. Winslow

It seems as though you can’t visit a web site now without being asked to join
their affiliate program – they’re everywhere! Affiliate programs are
attractive, as they offer a means of earning money from product sales without
having to actually take orders, ship merchandise, deal with customers, stock
inventory or take a financial risk. Post a banner to your web site and you’re
in business. Affiliate programs do offer a means to make additional income
from your site, however, there are a few points to consider.

A Good Fit:

Before you run out and join a bunch of affiliate programs, take a moment to
think about your current web site visitors. What types of products and
information would they be most interested in? For example, if you have a web
site that deals with pets, joining an affiliate program that sells pet
supplies might be a good fit. This would be something your average visitor
would have an interest in. Joining a program that sells books on How To Kill
Your Neighbor’s Pesky Pet, may not be such a good fit. That’s a bit of an
exaggeration, but I think you get my point. If your affiliate program doesn’t
appeal to your site’s visitors, you will not have much success.

More Isn’t Always Better:

If joining one affiliate program is a good deal, then why not join 500
programs? Don’t stop there, why not post as many different affiliate banners
as will fit onto each web page? If this sounds like a good philosophy, think
again! Posting too many banners and text links on your pages will not only
look sloppy and slow down the time it takes to load your pages, but will
confuse your visitors, resulting in less click through traffic, rather than
more. (Click through traffic – People that actually click on your affiliate
banners and/or text links.) It’s best to focus on just a couple affiliate
programs. And make sure to keep your pages simple, easy to read, and
aesthetically pleasing.

Increasing Your Click Through Traffic:

As I said before, your web pages should be simple. Too many banners,
especially those that change rapidly or flash, can be very distracting and
annoying to your visitors. Also, don’t rely just on banners to generate click
through traffic for your affiliate program. Adding text links in addition to
banners will greatly increase your click through percentages. Banner ads are
becoming so common that many people don’t give them a second look. By adding
simple text links on your web pages which explain a little more about your
affiliate program’s product(s) you can capture the attention of your visitors
and increase your click through traffic. Also, the placement of these banners
and text links is important too. Putting these at the bottom of your pages
will not result in as many hits as you would have if they were displayed in a
more prominent place on your page.

Ask Questions Before You Join:

Doing a little research before you join an affiliate program will pay big
dividends later. Find out the answers to these questions before making a
commitment to join any program:

* Does it cost anything to join? Most affiliate programs offered today are
absolutely free to join.

* When do they issue commission checks? All programs are different. Some
issue once a month, some issue every quarter, etc. Also, many programs set a
minimum earned commission amount which an affiliate must meet or exceed prior
to a check being issued.

* What is the hit per sale ratio? (The average number of hits to a banner or
text link it takes to generate a sale – based on all affiliate statistics.)
This is extremely important, as this number will tell you how much traffic
you must generate before you can expect to earn a commission from a sale.

* How are referrals from an affiliate’s site tracked, and for how long do
they remain in the system? You need to be confident in the program’s ability
to track those people your refer from your site. This is the only way you’ll
get credit for a sale. Additionally, how long those people stay in the system
is also important, as the visitor may not buy initially, but may return later
to make a purchase. Will you still get credit for the sale six months from
now?

* What kind of affiliate stats are available? Does the program offer detailed
stats? Are these online and available in real time? It’s important to be able
to see your individual stats, so you know how many impressions, hits and
sales you have generated from your site. (Impressions are the number of times
the program’s banner or text link was viewed by a visitor to your site. A hit
is simply someone clicking on a banner or text link – taking the visitor from
your site to the program site.)

* Does the program pay just commissions on sales, or do they also pay for
hits and/or impressions? Getting paid for impressions and/or hits, in
addition to commissions on sales, is important. This is especially true if
the program has a low sales to hit ratio.

* Who is the online retailer? Find out who you are doing business with. Is
this a solid company? How do they fill orders? What types of payments do they
accept? How long have they been in business? What are their return policies
and how do these affect you? What products do they sell and what is their
average sale amount? The more you know about the retailer offering the
affiliate program, the easier it will be for you to determine if this is the
program for you and your site.

* Is this a one or two tier program? A single tier program pays you only for
the business you personally generate. A two tier program pays you for your
business, plus it pays you a commission on the sales generated by any
affiliate you sponsor into their program. Some two tier programs will also
pay you a small fee on each new affiliate you sponsor – a recruitment fee.

* Finally, what is the amount of commission paid? (And fee for
impressions/hits – if available.) 5% – 20% is common for commissions paid on
sales. $.01 – $.05 is common for the amount paid for each hit (click
through). If you find a program that also pays for impressions, don’t expect
the amount paid to be much at all. From these numbers you can see that the
program’s average sale amount and hit to sale ratio are extremely important.
This is especially true if yours is a low traffic site to begin with.

These are just a few of the main aspects of affiliate programs which you
should be familiar with if you plan to incorporate any such program into your
web site. I hope this provides the reader with additional insight and helps
them in selecting the right program for their site.

About the Author

Todd W. Winslow is the co-owner of TADD Marketing Group, L.L.C. He is also
the founder of TADD Publishing Group which publishes a variety of e-mail
newsletters , and is co-creator of The Mystic Beagle
– a romance and relationship advice web site http://www.mysticbeagle.com

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PostHeaderIcon Aerobic Cross Training for Weight Loss



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Aerobic Cross Training for Weight Loss

by: Greg Landry

Do you sometimes get bored with your aerobic exercise? Do You sometimes feel like you’re not getting the results you should from your aerobic exercise? If so, then aerobic cross-training is for you.

Aerobic cross-training refers to using two to three different types of aerobic exercise during an exercise session. For example, if you plan to exercise for 60 minutes, you might start with 20 minutes of walking or jogging, followed by 20 minutes of biking, and finish with 20 minutes of rowing.

Now, please don’t get the impression that you have to be in great shape to do this or that it has to be 60 minutes long. You can start with something as simple as a ten minute walk followed by ten minutes with an exercise video. This is cross-training too. You can gradually build up from there.

Here are some of the exercises you can use in your cross-training program; walking, jogging, biking, rowing, stair climbing, swimming, exercise videos, etc. Any combination of aerobic exercises will do. You simply go from one to the next with very little time between them.

Aerobic cross-training is beneficial to you in several ways:

1. It provides variety which eliminates the monotony often associated with doing the same exercise for a long period of time.

2. If your exercise sessions are less monotonous and more enjoyable, you are much more likely to exercise more often and for longer periods of time.

3. You are less prone to over-use injuries that sometimes occur from doing the same exercise movements over and over again.

4. You tone more muscles because you are using more muscles. For example, walking tones mostly the lower body muscles and rowing tones upper body muscles also. Even exercises like walking and biking that both tone lower body muscles, tone them at different angles and each tones some small muscles that the other doesn’t.

5. Aerobic conditioning is very specific to the muscles being worked. For example, you can walk ten miles a day and still be somewhat breathless after climbing stairs because you haven’t trained the muscles for that specific movement. Aerobic cross-training allows you to develop more comprehensive aerobic training.

6. Aerobic cross-training is effective for weight loss because your are toning and training the fat-burning systems of more of your muscles. It turns more of your muscles into 24-hour fat-burning machines! You are also more likely to exercise on a regular basis and for longer periods of time. this also promotes weight loss and fitness.

Author and exercise physiologist, Greg Landry, offers free weight loss and fitness success stories and targeted, highly affective weight loss programs for women, men, type 2 diabetics, and people with slow metabolisms and hypothyroidism. http://www.Landry.com

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