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Why You Should Turn That Great Idea Into A Product NOW!

I’ve been receiving unexpected surprises for the past few days. I’m not someone who likes surprises but for these, I make an exception.

The first surprise is that I noticed my short URL generator has been receiving a lot of traffic for the past few weeks… and that’s only part of the surprise. shlnk.com has also been receiving daily AdSense clicks for almost a whole week! For almost an entire year before that, it only had two or three clicks total. So this is a welcome improvement.

I’ve also noticed that it has attained a PageRank of 3; this is of no importance for a URL chopper but it’s appreciated nonetheless; thanks to shlnk.com’s users, linkers and Google 🙂

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How To Get Thousands Of Salesmen Without Worrying About Salary

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The economy is in a dreadful state. It’s not hard to convince anyone that this is the obvious fact. This fact has been driving companies and businessmen like me crazy! Almost every step forward you take will be pegged back by two or more steps in reverse.

Every day, you check out your sales stats and you’ll say prayers to the Lord if you break even for the day! Why? Because you know that sales is the life force that drives your business to fight tomorrow’s battle.

And how does one push out more sales? Getting more salespersons is one obvious answer. If only it’s that simple! Here are some of the important things you need to consider when employing a salesman:

  • Salary
  • Medical benefits
  • Marketing kit costs
  • Cost of time spent in meetings instead of actually selling your products
  • Commissions

I feel you pain! But I suggest that you now take a deep breathe before reading the next sentence.

What if I tell you that I can give you access to more than 250,000 salespeople to sell your products online for under $1000? That’s less than an experienced salesman’s monthly salary!

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How To Really Make Money Online Or Offline

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There’s only two ways you can make money out of something; margin or volume. It’s very rare to be able to sell something that has high margin and at great volume. It’s almost always an extreme on either end, and it applies to everything.

Let’s take Google AdSense as an example, we all know that the high earners come from two categories:

  1. Owner of a single (or a few) high paying keywords niche
  2. Owner of multiple (some even own thousands) generic low paying niches

And you can drill this down even further into two categories:

  1. Single (or a few) high traffic web sites
  2. Multiple (tens or hundreds) low traffic sites

And as much as it is annoyingly painful to see a few hundred “Get rich with AdSense” ebooks, online courses and miscellaneous crapware on the topic; they all preach the same thing: Go for margin or volume. And if it’s such an easy thing to do, everybody would be AdSense millionaires now, and Google would be close to non-existence.

But what’s the reality?

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How To Sell Products Directly From Your WordPress Blog

Recently, a friend asked me, “Could I run a shop within WordPress?”

I’m sure that she’s not the only person who wondered about this. After looking around, I found one of the best tools to integrate an online shop with your WordPress blog: WP e-Commerce.

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Why You Should Be A Shareasale Affiliate

Anyone with an interest for making money online would probably have heard of affiliate marketing. The most popular affiliate marketing programs commonly use the PPC model. PPC programs, as its name implies, pay publishers for every click that sends a visitor to an advertiser’s web page. The most popular PPC program would be Google AdSense.

However, there are affiliate programs beyond PPC including; Pay Per Lead (you get paid when you introduce a new customer to an advertiser), Pay Per Sale (you get paid a percentage for a purchase done by your referral) and Pay Per Action (you get paid when your referral performs a specific action; eg. filling out and submitting a form). Believe it or not, these programs typically pay much more than PPC!

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