Category Archives: Affiliate Marketing

Time for Another Money Give Away – Will You Be the One?

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Hi everybody. This post is going to be short and sweet. If you’re a regular reader, you know that Tammy and I are about to launch our blogs and start our Internet business empires. Right now, we’re in the process of writing content, and planning our subscriber email content.

Speaking of email subscriptions, we’ve selected AWeber to handle all of our email marketing. Neither of us have actually signed up for our accounts yet. That’s where you come in. Whether you’re a long-time, regular reader, or you’ve found our site today for the first time, the first person who leaves their AWeber affiliate link in the comments of this post will win the contest. If you win, that means we’ll use your affiliate link when we’re ready to sign up for the service, which means YOU will get 2 commission payments: once when I use the link, and once when Tammy uses it. I don’t know if the AWeber commission is recurring (meaning, you’ll receive a commission monthly for as long as we’re both paying for the service), but if it is, that means more money for you. And we’ll all live happily ever after.

Take Our Money…Please!

If you’ve been reading the blog for a while, you probably saw this coming a mile away…

We need your affiliate links!

Time for us to give away some more money in the form of affiliate commissions. Call it an early Christmas gift, or a late Halloween “treat.” Whatever gives you warm fuzzies. This time we’re doubling up and asking for two affiliate links. We’re soon going to be purchasing Headway Theme, and Scott has decided to sign up with Bluehost to host his business site. Of course, both have affiliate programs and that’s how we’re going to put some bling in your bank! If you wanna’ play, here’s what you do…

Sign up as an affiliate for Blue Host, and get your affiliate link.

You can also sign up as an affiliate for Headway Themes.

Once you have one or both affiliate links, hustle back here and give us your links as a comment to this post. You can give us your links to each programs separately, or you can give us two in one post, or you can give us just one. We’re not picky. We’ll use the first legit, properly functioning affiliate link we get for each program. If yours is the first one we get, we’ll use your affiliate link when we make our purchase and you get the commission. Easy, right?

Ok, now for the standard message that has become a part of all these Affiliate Give-Aways we do. If you know the routine, you can skip this part…

NOTE: When you post a comment with your affiliate link, it will probably be “flagged” by our nifty little comment-spam-thingy, and we’ll have to manually approve your comment. So, If you reply to this post and your comment doesn’t show up right away, DON’T PANIC and don’t re-submit it 14 times. We will be checking spam-thingy frequently and we can see whose comment came first. When we manually approve your comment, it will be displayed in all its spamified glory for the whole world to see. Cool?

 

Will the New FTC Guidelines Affect Your Business Practices?

Last week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) finalized their guidelines regarding testimonials and endorsements in advertising. In case you haven’t heard about it yet, there is a summary of the FTC changes on the FTC’s website, and a good article by Lynn Terry at ClickNewz.com. Will these changes have any affect on your business practices? Well, it may change the way a lot of people approach affiliate marketing and advertising in general. My favorite thing about the changes? Those annoying ads that say something like…

”Joe Schmo took this amazing pill and lost an amazing 216 pounds in just one month, and so can you!”

Of course, the claim is always followed (in teeny-tiny print) by “results not typical.” Duh.

According to the new FTC guidelines, advertisers get no more “safe harbor” just by including the “results not typical” disclaimer. They will now have to actually tell the consumer what are the typical results. Nice.

If you are into blogging, advertising, affiliate marketing, selling, etc, etc – make sure you take a look at the guidelines to see if it will affect your business.

Will the new FTC rules have any impact on the way you do business?

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Time to Give Away More Money

Wow, has it really been over a month since we gave away some money? We can’t have that! So, here’s the deal. I need to get my hands on some wholesale products. My research has led me to Worldwide Brands , and I’ll be paying their membership fee soon. Of course, WWB has an affiliate program, and that’s where you come in. You give me your affiliate link, I pay the membership fee through your link, you get a quick $75.00. Sound good?

Ready? Set…Go!

Click here to sign up as a Worldwide Brands Affiliate, and then click on the “Join Now” button to get your affiliate link. Then, come back here and post your affiliate link as a comment to this post. I’ll use the first valid affiliate link we get, and if it’s yours – you get paid. Sweet.

NOTE: When you post a comment with your affiliate link, it will probably be “flagged” by our nifty little comment-spam-thingy, and we’ll have to manually approve your comment. So, If you reply to this post and your comment doesn’t show up right away, DON’T PANIC and don’t re-submit it 14 times. We will be checking spam-thingy frequently and we can see whose comment came first. When we manually approve your comment, it will be displayed in all its spamified glory for the whole world to see. Cool?

Yet Another Money Giveaway

I like money, how about you? Don’t get me wrong, though…I don’t worship money. Contrary to popular belief, I don’t think money makes the world go around. In fact, I’m pretty sure that Newtonian physics plays at least some role in the whole world-going-around thingy. Old-time comedian, W.C. Fields said: “A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money.” In other words, we’re all basically the same. We all want to be happy. But sometimes it’s hard to even recognize when we’re happy; we fail to enjoy the good times because they get squeezed in between worry, sadness, fear, depression, and an all-around poopy mood. That’s when you find some people turning to food, alcohol, drugs, promiscuous behavior, gambling, various obsessions, or even worshiping the Flying Spaghetti Monster for a short burst of mood-enhancement. But there are better ways to tap into that life-giving succor called happiness. For example, Tammy and I make it a point to buy stuff now and then so we can get our mood-enhancement fix. Buying stuff really tickles our fancies. And we like it when our fancies are tickled…er, whatever.

The point I’m trying to make is that we value our readers and to show it, we want to give back some appreciation. Short of reaching out of your computer screen and tickling your fancy (wearing latex gloves, of course- sicko!), we want to give one lucky reader of our blog the chance to feel happy for a couple minutes by giving you the chance, once again, to win some affiliate commission cash.  You can spend it on whatever you like…video rentals, books, Swedish massage, or even Barry Manilow’s Greatest Hits (sicko!). The question is, what do you have to do to get a little affiliate commission love? Great question! And here’s your great answer… Continue reading

We Want to Give You Some Money (Again!)

A while back, Scott wrote a post about Internet Business Mastery. It’s a well-known resource for people wanting to start an online business. The guys behind Internet Business Mastery – Sterling and Jay – have another cool component to this website, which is The Internet Business Mastery Academy. This is a monthly subscription membership site designed to teach budding entrepreneurs how to make money online with an internet-based business. Well, Scott’s been really eager to join this thing for a while, and he finally beat me over the head enough to persuade me to check into it. After some research, I’ve found a lot of good reviews and people seem to get results quickly from this thing. Sooo..we’re taking the plunge. We’re going to sign up for the Academy and see if it lives up to its reputation. And, once again, this gives us the opportunity to give some commission to one of our readers. Here’s how you can get a piece of our paycheck every month…

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We Want to Give You Some Money

Got your attention? Wonderful. Here’s the deal. We will soon need to sign up for a Host Gator account. So we thought, it would be cool if we knew somebody who’s an affiliate for Host Gator, and we could use their affiliate link to sign up so that they’d make commission off of us. Well, that sounded like a truly super idea, with just one flaw. We’re much too busy (umm..ok, lazy) to go looking for someone to give our money to. That’s when it slapped us in the face like a big wet fish…or something.

We’re going to reward one of our super-awesome readers just for tolerating my drivel long enough to finish reading this blog post. Hey, it’s not easy making a whole blog post out of this one really simple, really easy idea. You’ve obviously read this far and that, my friend, means that you qualify. So…

The first one of you to post your valid Host Gator affiliate link as a comment to this post will get our money. Ahh…can’t ya’ feel the love?