Forever Affiliate – In Depth Review
I hope you are having a wonderful day. It is a beautiful Sunday morning here in Sydney. My oldest daughter is going to the movies and I’m going to go and spend the day with my younger 7 year old daughter to give her some special love and attention.
Before I do I wanted to talk to you about affiliate marketing in 2013 for a bit.
I’ve been marketing since 2005 now, gee that REALLY feels like forever now and there have been so many changes – it’s
really scary stuff.
The days when you threw up a website with one page and ranked on google are well and truly gone.
But you know what, in some ways things are actually easier if you know what you are doing.
Quite a number of years ago I came across a fellow Aussie named Andrew Hansen. I call him Andy as I’ve known him so long.
Anyway, he first became known as an internet marketer when he was in his early 20s with the release of his product called Niche Marketing On Crack.
It was so well received that it pretty much instantly catapulted Andy to a great reputation and following as far as internet marketing goes.
A few years back he released the blogging software known as Firepow and then more recently he released Unstoppable Affiliate.
In February 2013 his new release known as Forever Affiliate was released.
Now Andy very rarely releases courses, maybe once every one or two years, but when he does you know that it’s something quality.
Now I am a member of Forever Affiliate and have been steadily going through the video course since then.
There is no doubt about it that Andy, as usual, really has his fingers on the pulse of marketing, especially in 2013.
Rather than talking the talk Forever Affiliate actually walks the walk as he shows some actual sites of his that he is working on right now and what has worked in making them profitable.
In the video above you’ll see inside my Forever Affiliate membership. At the moment it’s on a special 10 day introductory price and I believe it will be increasing in the near future.
The membership area is very easy to follow and Andy makes it easier by having a welcome video and guiding you through the membership.
What I particularly love is the fact that underneath each video there is a pdf transcript so you can learn the way you like – either visually or by reading.
My favourite is reading.
Inside the membership are three videos that give you a great overview of the Forever Affiliate course.
The Forever Affiliate course has actually been designed for you to copy exactly what Andrew does every step of the way. In fact, you are actually encouraged to create a new site from scratch with the Forever Affiliate techniques as you go through the course.
This is a good thing.
Now there are three phases inside or 3 steps.
Phase One is all about initial research before you start your site. This will help prove market viability.
Phase Two is about testing and validation. Here are fundamental strategies such as content, layout, appearance and early search strategy.
Phase Three is all about expansion – about expanding on your business model for maximum profits.
As a special bonus there is access to a bonus video about Andrew’s most profitable niches
Are there any upsells?
In fairness I should indicate that they are.
There is the option to add Forever Affiliate coaching to your membership.
This is a great add on for people who lack motivation or need some extra focus and handholding. Ã‚Â Additionally you will continue to get coaching from Andrew until you reach your first $1000.00
There is also the option to get access to the written materials included in the coaching without the actual coaching itself.
Forever Affiliate is really up to the minute with strategies that are working right now.
It comes with a 60 day money back guarantee but at the end of the day I don’t believe many people will take advantage of that as the course is that top notch.
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Article Writing Tips – The Top 10 List
At the end of every year, all the radio stations do their top 100 countdowns. Don’t you just love them? Well, in this article, I’m going to do my top 10 countdown of the 10 most important things when it comes to writing an article. We’re going to start with number 10 and work our way up to number 1.
At number 10 is flow. You want your article to have a steady flow from start to finish. For example, in this article, we’ve introduced the fact that we’re going to do a top 10 countdown and then we went and actually counted down from 10 to 1. Everything flowed naturally as it should.
Number 9 in our countdown is research. Now, in the case of this article, the actual research was from my own experience from writing articles. But what if you’re not too sure about a subject? Well, in that case, you want to make sure you research it completely so you don’t end up sounding like an idiot.
Moving on to number 8, we have variety. You don’t want your paragraphs to all start with the same word. That gets monotonous after a while. Notice how, for the first three things in this countdown, I found a different way to start each paragraph. This is very important to keep from boring your readers.
Lucky number 7 is grammar and spelling. I don’t believe I even have to mention this, but you’d be surprised how many people don’t check their grammar and spelling when they write an article. This gives the impression that you’re unprofessional.
Our sixth most important thing, when writing an article, is credibility. I don’t care what it is that you’re writing about. You MUST have some credibility. Mine? I’ve written thousands of articles and have made a good amount of money from doing so. Therefore, I must have some idea of what I’m talking about.
We’re halfway through our countdown at number 5…resource box. If you’re going to write articles for the purpose of making money, you want a solid resource box at the end of it in order to get people to go to your site. If the resource box is weak, all the writing in the world, no matter how good it is, is wasted.
Taking the number 4 position is syndication. Look, I don’t care how good your article is. If nobody sees it, it doesn’t do anybody any good. So you MUST concentrate on syndication…getting your article circulated around the Internet. Submitting to article directories is a great way to do this.
Just two notches from the top spot, at number three, is the summary. People have short memories. So at the very end of the article, you want to summarize the main points so that they don’t forget what they are.
It was a real hard decision, but coming in at number 2 is the title. I was going to make this number 1 for a long time but have decided against it for a very good reason. When you see number one, you’ll understand. Your title has GOT to be captivating or people are not going to want to read the article…no matter HOW good it is.
Finally, we have number 1…subject matter. Folks, this is the ball game. I don’t care how good the article is or how good you think your title is. If you’re writing about something that few people care about (such as underwater pole vaulting) you are NOT going to get readers…period.
There you have it folks…the top 10 things you MUST know about how to write an article that people will read, enjoy and respond to. Hopefully, this article fit the bill nicely.
If you Â have an extra tip I’d love to hear about it.
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Reverse Engineering Flippa As An Affiliate Marketer
I thought it was about time to create a post about a topic that I find really interesting and that’s reverse engineering sites on flippa that are for sale.
I regularly spend at least once a week on Flippa simply to look at sites that are making money.
That’s because you can find so much information about a site that you can add to your watch list to refer back to in the future when you want to create your own new site on a buyer site.
Here is a list of actions that you can take when you start out reverse engineering flippa.
Firstly go to Flippa and look at a variety of searches:
Sites that are making money
Sites that are getting traffic
Searching for particular keywords such as:
When you then see relevant searches come up you can then delve even further into it according to:
What you can then find is quite simply amazing.
You can find sites that are already making money.
Quite often the seller will indicate how they are making money ie:
Spending time looking at these ads can be very profitable to you
When you find a niche that interests you you can then expand on it yourself:
Think of creating a facebook page or web 2.0 property that then links to another web 2.0 property where you do your preselling.
You don’t even need to have your own domain for it yet, just wait for it to be profitable and then expand.
Consider direct linking from video promotions.
Consider press releases.
It’s actually very exciting because all the marketing hard yards have already been done by someone else so you can then review what they’ve done and duplicate it with your own special marketing methods.
Hope these simple flippa marketing tips help and inspire you.
Let me know your thoughts below.
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Google Penguin Update – How It Affects Marketers From Now On
Google Penguin Update – How It Affects Marketers From Now On
Google is at it again… their latest Penguin update is another one in the series ever since the Panda update of 2011, where they deliberately modify their algorithm to lower the ranks of what they term low-quality sites. It is all very interesting for a number of reasons. The first one of these is that Google (and many users of the Internet) claim that search results are filled with spam and advertising websites; but the fact remains that Google makes most of its money off advertising revenue. So then Google isn’t against advertising specifically, but business owners who it considers to be manipulating their algorithms to raise their rankings and thus their bottom line.
So what has Google been preaching for years?
Moving forward, the Google Penguin update is really just another logical step in what Google has been saying for years noÂ there is no point trying to manipulate their algorithm in any way, because the way to raise your rankings is by providing quality content that readers will naturally share. Thus, Google’s advice is very simple: you handle the part of your business that you do best, quality; and we will handle the ratings for you,Â provided people like what you’re doing.
So is this bad news for SEO-based ventures?
The short answer is not at all. Every few years, Google and any other technology company comes up with a way that makes it difficult to succeed using previous methods. But as with all technology, it is only a matter of time before people figure out how to use the system to their advantage. That is why Google is releasing the Penguin update now, just over a year ago it was the Panda. One wonders what cuddly animal they will use in next year’s update to represent their opinion of the unofficial advertisers (the ones not officially on their affiliate list, that is).
So how should SEO-based industries respond?
Should writers give up on trying to get their sites ranked by optimizing for keywords?
What exactly does ‘natural’ writing mean anyway?
Can Google really define (and does it even have the right to do so), what the ‘good’ and the ‘bad’ of the Internet is? Do niche-writing websites need to close up shop now?
Absolutely not! Every now and then there is going to be an update like this and the only way to keep going on is to simply change and adapt. Eventually a new list of SEO tips and tricks will be developed, Google will make another update and the cycle will repeat. But the strongest will survive and for every company that gives up, more will be established.
In detail then: what has changed?
Google has now implemented developments to modify its algorithm to seriously eradicate what it considers web spam from its search results. They claim that this spam comes from low quality networks and they have added a few sections of code that specifically filter out certain things:
How To Do Links
Google does not like it when companies purchase links. They prefer if the links are organic. In essence, what this means is that if your content, product, service or whatever you are selling is good, people will share it on their own accord on Facebook, Twitter, blogs and a host of other sites. Google picks up on this natural traffic and rewards you by raising your ranking. The Penguin update can now recognize whether your links were paid text links.
Links that are not related fully to the content
Google can now also identify links that are not fully related to the content (these are considered paid text links as well). In other words, the Penguin update recognizes that an article about North Pole Penguins makes no sense when the word Pole is linked to a website about the history of Maypoles. On the other hand, if some other blogger referenced your North Pole Penguins article and commented on it on her own blog, then you will get ranked up. Again, natural traffic is what they are rewarding.
Paid for comments
Many companies have chosen to pay for comments as well, but the Penguin update can now recognize signatures in comments that contain exactly matching anchor text. They have also filtered out many very common spam usernames (Best North Pole Penguins, etc.).
Be careful where you post!
Google Penguin also wants you to be extra careful where you post. They want writers to preserve their reputations and they discourage posting on questionable sites, that may be filled with low quality articles. Therefore, if you do guest posts on other sites that are low quality, and you link to those, then your ranking may go down as well.
The threat of malware lives on
And again, Penguin targets sites that are loaded with malware as well, so if you link to these, or you write for these, then your ranking will go down again. You will be considered part of the quarantine zone of the Internet by affiliating yourself with these.
So what changed in essence?
Again, the Google Penguin update was not much of a change. It was just an update to the algorithm that took into account many factors that evolved over the last year since Panda and stop-gapped some of the loopholes that people were abusing after having figured out some of the inner workings of the algorithm. They will do it gain next year for sure and every year after that. It is nothing to be too concerned about if you have got your mandate clear.
Are you creating great content that is either informative or entertaining? Are you selling quality products or services that people talk about and share naturally? Are you using word of mouth marketing and social media services in a way that is considered ethical by most people? If you can answer yes to these questions honestly, then no doubt you will not have an issue with the Google Penguin update and your rankings will have not changed by much at all, in fact, they probably just went up!
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