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PostHeaderIcon Some useful WordPress plugins and software

WordPress Plugins


Here’s some WordPress plugins I’ve found very useful. You can go to the individual pages to find the download links and more information. Most of the plugins are available as a free version. With a small fee, you can get the premium version with all the additional features.

Article Autoposter

Article auto poster

The Article Autoposter is a powerful and easy to use plugins for all WordPress weblogs, allowing you to add interesting articles covering every topic you might ever think of to your blog automatically.

Amazon Autoposter

Amazon auto poster

Amazon Autoposter is a free and easy to use plugins for WordPress weblogs that allows users to post products from on their blog automatically and earn money using Amazon’s affiliate program.

eBay Autoposter

eBay auto poster

eBay Autoposter is a free and easy to use plugins for WordPress weblogs that allows users to post auctions from eBay to their weblog automatically on any keyword they specify and earn money using eBay’s affiliate program.

Shopping Pages

Shopping pages

With the free WordPress plugins WP Shopping Pages you can add powerful shopping pages related to your niche to your weblog, which will help you monetize and promote your blog. Your shopping pages will feature the most popular products from related to the keyword you choose.

Yahoo Answers Autoposter

Yahoo! answers auto poster

The Yahoo Answers Autoposter is a free plugins for WordPress weblogs which automatically posts questions and answers from Yahoo answers to your blog on any keyword you choose.

Onlywire Multi Autosubmitter

Onlywire auto submitter

The onlywire multi autosubmitter is a free plugins for WordPress weblogs, which allows you to submit all your posts to many different social bookmarking websites, including Digg, Reddit, delicious and Mixx, through the Onlywire service automatically.

Clickbank Widget

Clickbank widget

Clickbank Widget is a free and easy to use WordPress plugins that can add targeted ads for Clickbank products to your sidebar to help you monetize your weblog.

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PostHeaderIcon Learn how to profit from article marketing. Write articles for cash and traffic.

Making money by writing and submitting articles

Making money by writing and submitting articles

Article distribution is one of the most powerful ways of promoting your site. You can either write or have written articles about your products. There are a variety of different types of articles you can use, but one of the most popular is informative articles. Another popular article type is a product review.

Distribution: You can do this manually and find all the article directories and libraries etc online, and then manually submit your article. This is free but very time consuming. You can use software, which is a little limited or you can use a good service that will cover a wide variety of lists and directories.

Before you submit your articles, be very sure that you have a good bio box that will allow your readers to click through to your website.

Article submission will help your business in several ways. Here are a few of them:

  • Establish you as an expert in your field: This will gain you more trust and credibility, and will encourage more clicks through and sales.
  • Create back links: These links will increase your Page Rank with Google and allow you to get a better position in their search engine.
  • It will also bring more people to your website through the links.

You can either write your own articles or have someone write them for you. Another way is to take advantage of free content from MoreNiche. You can join this site for free and they will send you fresh articles every week.

Modifying the articles for your use: Of course your content will need to be original, so you would need to rewrite the articles for your own use. You can also just use the ideas and write a brand new article. These articles will be very useful for you, as it will save you hours of research and writing. They will also keep you up to date with various new trends in your industry.

Using articles to make money

Using articles to make money

Looking through the universe of online affiliate marketing, you’ll notice that most sites fall into two categories. There are sites that simply have a list of links to other sites that sell products. You’ll notice that these sties come up often in web searches on Google or Yahoo, but they don’t seem very useful since all they have is other links and no actual content of their own.

The other kind of affiliate site is the kind that you want. It is a site that has all the same links that the others do, but it also has content. Now, what does “content” mean, anyway? Content is simply an internet term that means articles or information on a web page. Why do affiliate sites that use content work better than those that don’t? It’s simple.

If you click on a site, say, a site about growing roses, which would you rather find? A list of links that you have no idea if they are any good or not or if they even link to a reputable company? Or an informative, well written article about growing roses that has a link at the bottom for a company that, while you still don’t know if they are trustworthy or not, the person who wrote this content thinks so and they sure sound like they know what they are talking about. Which one do you think does better sales every month? Exactly. The site that uses articles.

This is the number one reason why you should be knowledgeable about the products you wish to sell. It will be a million times easier to write content that sounds like it was written by an expert if you know your way around your product. If a web surfer stumbles upon your site, finds your articles well written, informative and fun and then sees a link to buy a product related to the article, your chances of making money off of that customer go up 100 times. The big secret to affiliate marketing isn’t a magic formula or miracle catchphrase. It’s well written content.

There are even companies out there that will write content for you, for a small fee. It may seem like a silly thing to invest in on the surface, but once you see the hard numbers that show how much better affiliate sites do with content then without, you’ll be on board in no time flat.

How to write articles to boost sales

How to write articles to boost sales

If you’ve been checking out this series of articles, you’ve seen how important it is for any serious affiliate marketer to have good web content. Good content can mean the difference between someone clicking onto your site and clicking away a moment later and someone staying for a while and then clicking through to buy the product or service you’re trying to sell. But what if you just aren’t a very good writer? What if your mind is programmed for business, not English. Don’t worry, there are options for you.

  • Search the public domain. There are millions of articles that are currently in the public domain that you can use on your web site free of charge. A simple web search can bring up hundreds of these kinds of articles. And the best part is you can edit them, change them, alter them or do whatever you want to them so that they sound exactly like you want them to. You don’t have to worry about paying any authors or stepping on any toes. This is an excellent way to go if you don’t want to write content yourself.
  • You can pay companies to write content for you, and in most cases, it’s cheaper than you think. When you consider how important good web content is, paying someone a few dollars to write exactly what you need isn’t such a bad idea. Of course, some companies charge more than others and it always pays to shop around, but don’t shut yourself off to the idea of paying for content. Sometimes you have to spend money to make money and this is one of those cases if you don’t want to write your own web content.
  • Maybe the best choice of the three is to simply read and learn. Spend a week or two clicking around on the Internet and reading the web content on other affiliate websites. Take as much of that content in and then try to write in a similar style about the product you’re trying to sell. You don’t instantly become the best writer in the world this way, but studies have shown that the more you read, the better writer you’ll be. Experience pays and the more you know about how to write in this style, the easier it will be.

Having solid web content can’t be overstated. You will never have a truly successful affiliate marketing website unless you have good content. If you can’t write it yourself, you do have other options, but the best thing you can do is to learn how to write in this style. It will be an investment that will pay off time and time again.

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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

* 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

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