Monday, July 29, 2013

Affiliate Marketing In 3 Steps

Affiliate marketing is a process where the merchant
will pay a portion of their sales revenue to an
affiliate if the sale is result of the affiliate's
promotion to the products and services offered by
the merchant.

Now days, it's one of the fastest growing industries
because it's cost efficient and quantifiable for
both the affiliate and the merchant.  Other players
can profit as well, such as the affiliate network
or the affiliate solutions provider.

The best benefit for the merchant is the fact that
he will gain opportunities to advertise his
products to a much larger market, therefore
increasing his chances to earn.  The more affiliates
the merchant obtains, the more sales he can expect.

With the merchant having affiliates market his
products and services, he will save himself time,
effort, and money in looking for markets as well as
customers.  The affiliate marketer will benefit
from each customer that clinks on the link in his
website and who actually purchases a product from
the merchant.

If you have wanted to join the growing legion of
affiliate marketers and have an unlimited potential
for income, simply follow these 3 steps to start
an effective affiliate marketing program.

1.  Identify something that interests you or you
feel very passionate about.  Then, focus on a
specific area you know a lot about, as this will
help you bring out your best and give your
visitors who are possible buyers a demonstration
of your expert in this field.  This way, you'll
gain their trust and encourage them to buy the
products that you endorse.

2.  Search for merchants and products or services
that are related to your interest  then creat a
web site with top level domain names and very
reliable hosting.  When you choose the products
for your web site, you need to consider the
commission structure and the conversion rate.

There are many different affiliate networks and
affiliate solution providers where you can obtain
the information on most profitable products and
which merchants pay the best.  Take your time -
and be sure you choose the right one.

3.  Now, you are ready to promote.  You've chosen
everything you need and even created your very own
website.  You'll need to be creative, flexible,
and willing to embrace new ideas.  By this stage,
you'll be well on your way to making more money
than you ever imagined - and enjoying every
minute of it.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

How Adsense Changed the Internet

Ever since Google came up with the master idea that is AdSense, the web has transformed in a variety of ways no one would have ever suspected. Some of these are good changes others aren't.

This is a small exploration of how a brilliant marketing scheme has taken the web by storm. It deals with the changes advertisers and publishers and even website visitors have undergone ever since AdSense has become a daily part of our on-line lives.

Even before AdSense came out a lot of people were advertising through AdWords. It ensured a lot of publicity through getting your site listed at the top in Google search queries. It took away a lot of the pain and price of SEO and the large amount of time you had to wait until you were finally on top. It made launching a website, a realistic way to instant profitability instead of a long term strategy with no immediate returns.

Through the use of AdSense, the possibility appeared of having your ads appear on just about any site on the Internet that has anything that even resembles your company is all about. And so it's for that reason that AdSense has brought a new sense of advertising to the Internet. Before PPC poorly ranked web pages had to advertise offline to get any real initial exposure.

Companies no longer have to hire expensive professionals to create extremely elaborate advertising campaigns. There are no high costs of running your ads on websites which you have to personally look for.

All you do is come up with a couple of meaningful words for your business, sign up with Google AdWords and let Google take care of the rest of the equation. Although it requires day to day management automation saves significant time for advertisers.

Of course, probably the largest change in the way the Internet works due to AdSense comes from the publishers' point of view. Whereas one would previously have to jump through many hoops to get a website to even support itself now people are making fortunes off their sites. This leads to motivation for content, and resources for web surfers.
That generally means site publishers have to worry more about what content lies on their site, and the overall way their pages look rather then be concerned with the economic specifics of maintaining a site’s profitability. Although time is invested in adsense, a large capital investment is not.

It's no surprise that the blogging phenomenon exploded when AdSense came out a few years ago. Anyone could just write a page about a subject he was passionate about and making a living out of it through AdSense.

And thirdly, one can't ignore the impact AdSense has had over the casual everyday web surfer. Whereas people used to not even notice banners altogether (which psychologically is a very interesting thing to observe) the situation is completely different for text ads.

People nowadays will take a long look at a sponsored ad. Why? Well because the whole setup brings forth a feeling of confidence about the advertiser. People don't ignore a text ad as easily as they do a graphical banner. Another thing to note is that graphical banners have become even less profitable nowadays. It is because of this that many people are walking away from affiliate type networks to AdSense.

Of course, there are bad effects as well, with people making websites solely for the purpose of running AdSense on them and just as well, with a large phenomenon of 'click fraud', people creating artificial clicks for various reasons.But Google does try to control such behavior, and really isn't to be blamed for such individuals' actions. All in all Google AdSense is transforming the way the Internet works and it's doing so mostly in a good way.

Now those with ideas can write them down, and make money from them. Those looking for content can find it easier, and those looking to attract a customer base can do so in a targeted way. Adsense has changed the internet through supporting the economic interests of businesses, and the utility of consumers.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Basic Affiliate Internet Marketing

All of us would love to make a little more money. Sometimes just a little to supplement an income can be a huge help. Today it is easier that you think to get a little extra cash in your bank accounts. Most of us today have our own personal websites. We can get them for free and use them as a method to keep others informed of what we are doing. You can actually turn your website into a way of making some extra cash for you. By placing some ads on your site, you have the potential to earn some cash.

When people go onto your site, if they see an ad that is interesting and click it on you receive what is known as a referral payment. The more clicks the better. Gradually your earnings will increase as your website gets viewed.

You’re not likely going to get rich with just your own personal website. However, it is a way to get started. There may come a time when you create another site and you can start turning this into a money making venture as well. You could sign up for an affiliate program and make money through their ads. To do this well you need to think of an appropriate affiliate program that readers of your site would appreciate. For example, if you site is about pets, you may want to look for affiliates that work with pet supplies, pet food or veterinary services. You’ll want to have affiliates that will enhance your site. Having ads for rare books or sporting goods on a pet’s website isn’t going to attract too much attention.

Once you have a site up and running, you need to get a list of affiliate companies that will give you their advertising banners. There are loads of companies on the net that will help you. You can also get performance statistics on them as well. You will be able to track how much you will earn and how you will be paid. Once you get a few banners onto your site you’ll be able to check the progress for yourself.

Two companies that are incredibly popular are commission junction and link share. These will both help you find affiliates for your website. They have loads of good, accurate information available on what companies would be best and how well they perform.

Signing up for one of these affiliate programs is easy. You will be asked for personal information so don’t be put off. This is necessary because they will be paying you commission money. You’ll be expected to give your social security number as well as take information. Once you sign up you will need to think about which programs to choose.

Commission junction has all of the information available on which companies pay which rates of commission. They also have information on how well and timely they make their payments. If a company is a shaky reputation, commission junction will know about it.

If you’re looking to make a little more money then it is easy. Why not take the first step and turn you personal website into a way to make cash. Fill up those blank spaces with advertisements and let the money roll in. you can always expand and create different websites. They more ads you can get the better. Affiliate programs are great ways to help you earn money. You can start off small with your own site and then expand into other areas. Eventually, you could build your own affiliate business. Look into affiliate marketing. It could be quite lucrative.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

5 Perkara Penting Dalam Rekabentuk Laman Web

Apabila seseorang melawat ke laman web anda, untuk mendapat perhatian tambahan supaya kesan optimum dapat diberikan. Lima perkara penting berikut harus diambil perhatian.

1) Jangan menggunakan laman percikan (Splash).

Laman Splash adalah halaman pertama yang anda lihat apabila berkunjung ke sesuatu laman web. Biasanya mempunyai imej yang sangat cantik dengan kata-kata seperti "dialu-alukan" atau "klik di sini" dan sebagainya. Jangan biarkan pengunjung anda mempunyai sebab untuk klik pada butang "back"! beri nilai tambah pada laman web anda tanpa ada halaman Splash.

2) Jangan menggunakan iklan (banner) yang berlebihan.

Kebiasannya pengunjung mempunyai minda untuk mengabaikan iklan, Kerana mereka mencari informasi yang berharga. Iklan yang berbentuk banner yang banyak hanya menyebabkan mereka berasa semak dan berserabut. Sediakan kandungan yang lebih berguna, berinformasi dan mempunyai "link affiliate" yang berkaitan kepada kandungan anda. Biarkan pengunjung anda merasakan bahawa mereka perlu serta ingin membeli.

3) Ada navigasi mudah dan jelas

Anda perlu menyediakan menu navigasi yang mudah dan sangat mudah supaya senang untuk menggunakannya. Menjauhkan diri dari menu Flash rumit  atau menu yang mempunyai banyak dropdown list. Jika pengunjung anda tidak tahu bagaimana untuk mengemudi, mereka akan meninggalkan laman web anda.

4) Mempunyai satu petunjuk yang jelas di mana pengunjung anda.

Apabila pelawat amat asyik melayari laman web anda, pastikan mereka tahu dimana mereka berada ketika itu. Dengan cara itu, mereka akan dapat untuk melayari maklumat dengan mudah tanpa perlu meninggalkan web anda. Jangan mengelirukan pelawat anda kerana kekeliruan bermaksud "meninggalkan kapal"!

5) Elakkan daripada menggunakan audio di laman anda

Audio yang banyak dalam web anda hanya mengganggu kosentrasi pengunjung untuk mendapatkan maklumat. Ingat, setiap kunjungan ke web anda akan bertukar pendapatan kepada anda sekiranya anda dapat memberi nilai tambah kepada pengunjung anda...

Monday, July 8, 2013

Bagaimana Membuat Berus Dalam Photoshop CS6

Sebenarnya anda boleh menjimatkan masa anda untuk menghasilkan sesuatu karya. Katakan anda menggunakan imej sama yang berulang, anda boleh menghasilkan berus dengan imej tersebut.
bagaimana? cara:

1. Buka gambar imej yang anda hendak jadikan berus dan buat pemilihan pada imej tersebut. katakan, anda menggunakan 'quick selection tool'...

2. Selepas membuat pemilihan imej anda pilih arahan edit>define brush seperti imej di bawah

3. Kemudian namakan berus sepertimana anda kehendaki

4. Seterusnya bila anda hendak menggunakannya anda buka windows berus atau tekan F5 (shortcut).

5. Pilihlah berus yang anda telah cipta tadi. pastikan anda memilih 'brush tool' dahulu.

6. Tukar warna yang anda kehendaki. dengan menukar warna 'foreground'.

7. Klik untuk mendapat hasilnya. klik 2, 3 kali untuk hasilkan warna yang lebih gelap.