I read lots of blogs and I am a member of a lot of social media sites. I am baffled when I see that people don't allow others' to contact them. I follow this one particular blogger on twitter and I was going to send him a message because I liked a particular blog post and I couldn't send him a message. I was shocked. I think it is very important for people to be able to contact you. What if they want to ask you a question or just want to to tell you they liked a particular blog post. I've also seen that some people have that you have to ask your question publicly. Instead of it being sent to the reader. Everyone can read it. I didn't like that option either.

It is very unprofessional when people can't contact you. It looks shady too. The people who usually have no way for you to contact them are usually involved in scams. Who wants to be associated with those kind of people? I know you are probably saying to yourself," I am protecting myself from spammers". You might be protecting yourself from spammers but in doing so you are missing out on comments, friends, customers and constructional criticism. That's a big price to pay to keep the spammers away. It's ways you can keep the spammers away without not letting people contact you. If someone spams you give them a warning and if they keep doing it then you can always block them. The majority of social media and email have spam control.

Let people contact you on your blogs, websites, and all of your social media accounts because if you make it hard for people to contact you, you make it hard for people to connect and do business with you. If people have to jump hurdles to contact and connect with you they won't. If you are that popular maybe they will but chances are they won't.

So, before you finish reading this blog post. Go to your blog and add a contact me form if you don't already have one, and go to all of your social media accounts and make sure that people can send you a message.


Category: Blogging | Views: 499 | Added by: Maketta | Date: 2012-10-23 Comments

Banners are a great way to advertise. We have all clicked on banners. You see them all over the web. I know some people say they won't get results, but that is simply not true. Banners are very inviting; I've clicked on so many banners.  I've also signed up for some programs, because I clicked on a banner. I don't think you should over do it though. You don't want to have too many banners on your site. However, in moderation they can be a great marketing tool. It's nice to have specific places where you can advertise your banners. Here are 4 great banner networks that you can advertise your banners. You don't have to worry about being told that you can't advertise your banners because these networks are specifically for banners. Many of these networks are free, but they do offer upgrade options and the prices are reasonable. I have found them to be very helpful. With these networks you can also build a list too:

1. Vtrafficrush is a great banner advertising network and you can also make money too. Free and paid members both make 20% commission. Becoming a paid member is definitely worth it and it's only a one-time payment. I am also a paid member. You can also throw your banners in the viral pool. This is one of my favorite banner networks. It really works too!

2. Cashinonbanners is another good banner advertising network. When you join and submit your banners they will rotate in spot #1 and when you refer new members they will rotate in spot #2 on their pages and your banner and your page will be presented to more and more prospects. Your banner will remain on #1 spot on your page. On the pages on everybody you refer it will be rotated on spot #2 on the pages of people you refer.

3. Instant Banner Ads is a banner advertising network where your banner ads are rotated throughout their site. Members earn credits by clicking on ads. You can use your credits to trade for banner or login ads. This can be done in the setup ads section. If you have enough credits, there will be a hyperlink visible that says, "pay using credits." As you can see this is another great banner advertising site.


4. Bucket of Banners you can earn impressions by placing code on your website and everytime someone views the ad you get impressions. You can also surf to get impressions. Promote your interactive splash page. Purchase impressions or earn a percentage of impressions from your downline. This is a great site to advertise your banners.

I would encourage you to join all of these banner advertising networks that way you will have multiple advertising and will get better exposure for your business or programs. With all of these banner networks you are building a list and you are able to advertise more than one of your programs at different sites. Thus, getting more exposure and more sales. Don't forget that you can make money too! When you add your banners to these networks I would recommend you add the programs that you are using. Don't add programs that you are not using or don't plan to use on a long term basis. That way you will receive better results. If you are on a budget this is a great way to get some awesome advertising for your business or programs without breaking the bank.

Category: Internet Marketing | Views: 561 | Added by: Maketta | Date: 2012-10-21 Comments

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When you become an affiliate you are always given the opportunity to signup other affliates. Most affiliate and downline programs offer you this option. Why? Whoever signs up the most  affiliates or referrals makes the most money. These people have joined you in the same affiliate or downline program and will be promoting the same thing that you are promoting. You will get a percentage of the money they make. So, when they do good you do good and when they do bad you do bad. Many people have problems getting their affiliates or referrals to work the programs. The free affiliate programs are the best ones to join, because they don't have to pay to get started. It gives your affiliates to understand what they will be doing without them losing any money in the process.

How do you get your affiliates and referrals to make money so that you can also make some money? I know that you have experienced people signing up with you but that's all they do. They don't do anything after the signup process. Some affiliate or referral programs allow you to contact the people who have signed up with you. Here are somethings you can do to get your affiliates or referrals moving:

1. Welcome them and make sure they know what they should do.

2. Ask for people who are serious about making an income online in your advertising.

3. Make sure you are targeting the right people by putting your advertising in the right categories.

4. Make sure they can contact you if they need any help.

5. Be a good example by working the program yourself.

6. If you are using a tool or technique that is helping you share it with them.

7. Do not spam your affiliates or referrals with other programs that you are in.

8. Have a blog or website a person can come to if they are interested in signing up with you.

9. Make sure they know that they will have to make some effort on their part. (Not thinking that they won't have to do anything.

10. Continue to bring in new signups for your affiliate or referral programs.

11. Don't give up.

These are some good ways to help you get good people to join you in your affiliate or referral programs to work the programs themselves. There are many tools that you can use to help you with your advertising efforts. Seo, listbuilders, freeadboards, and social networks to help you continually bring in people for your affiliate or referral programs. Affiliate marketing is a business because you are selling a product. So, there is going to involve some effort on your part. Don't get discouraged if people signup and don't do anything else afterwards, because it is going to happen. Some people are looking for ways to make money online without doing anything. It has nothing to do with you. That's why I stated number eleven don't give up. Just keep on going, because you will get good affiliates. They are out there and you will find them.

Category: Affiliate Marketing | Views: 418 | Added by: Maketta | Date: 2012-10-21 Comments

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There are so many places a person can visit online. You can get lost if you are not careful. You want to make sure if you have a website or blog it will be seen. Your blog or website can be your main home, but you should also have a home away from home. Your away from home could be a squidoo lens, social networks and other online communities. These are all places where people can find you. We as internet marketer's want people to find us online. It's the only way people can find you and get to know you. If you are lucky they will purchase from you if you are selling something. You don't have to have 50 blogs or 50 squidoo lenses. I wouldn't recommend that if you are just getting started. If you have too much going on you will lose focus. I think it's nice to have more than one place to be found. Your chances of being found online are way better if you have more than one place to be found at. It's just like having a grocery store. All grocery stores usually have more than one store and in different locations.

With squidoo.com and instantblogsubscribers and  article directories you can type the url of your blog or website on your site. Giving people a chance to check out other places you may be writing at. It's a great way to get traffic. I like the fact that people can find me through different places. Search engine is the best traffic but I prefer not to put my eggs all in one basket. I know some people don't have a blog or website but I believe you should have one or the other or both ,because people need a place where they can find you and your blog or website is that place.

I myself have found people through squidoo and blog/article directories. So, I know that it does work. Especially if you haven't established your presence online yet. It also helps if you participate in the communities. The majority of communities allow you to link to your website or blog. Even if you are writing about different topics you should still have your main website or blog url on your other sites. If people like what you write they maybe interested in your other topics too. Don't assume that they won't be. Give them a chance to make a decision. You might be surprised. Even if they aren't it won't affect you. They may like at least one of your other topics. Having more than one home online gives you the ability to advertise affiliate programs pertaining to each of your sites topics. That way your main blog won't have to go off topic and be cluttered. You can spread it out a little bit and make some extra money too. You might find other blogs and lenses that you are interested in reading. It's nice to be able to check out other people's blogs or lenses.
Category: Blogging | Views: 389 | Added by: Maketta | Date: 2012-10-20 Comments

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Category: Blogging | Views: 383 | Added by: Maketta | Date: 2012-10-20 Comments

Business cards are a great way to get your business cards out to the public. These dollar bill cards are very unique and they feel like real dollar bills. I haven't seen any business cards like these before. So, I thought I would share them with you. You leave your business cards with everyone you tell about your business. When you leave your dollar bill business card it's like you are leaving cash instead.

These cards are very memorable, and I have seen no one with them before. Wouldn't you like to be the first one? It's great to be known as the woman or man that passes out cash. Put the address of your website, blog or facebook page and pass them out to everyone you know. How many people do you know that can say that they pass out cash? No one I bet. That's why you should be the first one! What will your friends and family members say when they see your dollar bill business cards? This is truly a unique card and it makes it fun to share it with people. They might have to look at the card twice, because they really do look and feel like dollar bills. These dollar marketing cards come in $1.00, $2.00, $5.00, $50.00, and $100.00. No matter what business you are in these dollar cards are for you!

I have seen many business cards. At this one particular store I shop at they let you put your business cards on a bulletin board. I have seen shiny cards, colorful cards, floral cards, but never ever a dollar bill card. These cards are a very good marketing tool. They have drop cards, sizzle cards and of course business cards. This is an excellent way to get your marketing campaign off the ground.

You will be so excited to give your business card to people. Why wouldn't you? Everyone likes to get cash! Are you selling a new product that you can't wait to tell people about? What better way then to get these dollar bill cards in people's hands. Promote your business and have fun doing it! These dollar bill cards will help you do just that! I can't say enough about these amazing dollar bill business cards! You're just going to have to get your own, so you can see how great they work! You need a promotion tool that will get you results! I'm telling you! Your business won't be the same once you start passing out these cash cards!

You know how when you pass out your business card you just hope and pray that it doesn't just sit in people's wallets forever without them ever taking it out and eventually, they forget you gave it to them. You won't have to worry about that ever happening to you again. Why? Because the dollar bill cards are unforgettable. They will say, "Someone was passing out these cool dollar bill cards here, take a look at it!"  People forget about a lot of things, but cash is not one of them! You will never be forgotten! Mark my words in red! If you are looking for a unique promotional tool to jumpstart your business then look no further! Today is the day to start making it happen! Grab these cash cards and start passing them out right now!

Category: Business | Views: 520 | Added by: Maketta | Date: 2012-10-19 Comments

A spam blog is a blog or splog is a blog that has copies of the same message over and over again. It is usually blogs that are written specifically for advertising products for get rich programs. These blogs are usually used to increase page rank or get ad impressions. They offer no written value whatsoever. They are also filled with links to other so called money making programs. Here are some tips that will help you avoid writing a spam blog:

 
1. Write content don't just put up ads.
2. Don't repeat the same message over and over again.
3. Don't advertise get rich programs. If it's too good to be true then it probably is.
4. Don't continually bombard people with your blog at discussion boards or groups.
5. Write content that will be helpful to your readers.
6. Do not use automatic blog posting software.
7. Do not create articles only for the search engines.
 
The bottom line is no one likes spam, and if people even think that your blog consist of it, they won't read it nor, will they refer it to other's. Your blog will become a vacant blog, and no one wants that. So, if you are thinking about starting a blog, or if you already have one, you should go over the splog checklist above to make sure you are not going or heading in that direction . If you still or not sure if your is a spam blog, just ask some bloggers, because people can smell splog miles and miles away. I like reading blogs, and I know you do too. Write something that you would want to read. No one just wants to read a bunch of advertisements, and even worse are advertisements for programs that are get rich quick schemes or not legitimate. Don't write a spam blog. Remember, no one likes spam and no one pays any attention to it. 
 
 

 

Category: Blogging | Views: 363 | Added by: Maketta | Date: 2012-10-17 Comments

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People here that you can make decent blogging. How can I get started ? Everyone wants to know. No one really asks themselves if they will really like blogging. The number one question is,"Is blogging for you?" Just because everyone else is doing it doesn't mean that you should too. Before you get a blog of your own there are a few questions you should ask yourself. They are below:

1. Do you like to write? 

If you don't like to write it will be very hard for you to have a blog, because writing and expressing oneself are the key components of blogging.

2. Do you have something to say? 

If you don't have anything to say than what is the point of starting a blog? People come to blogs to find out information. If you have nothing to tell them there's no reason for you to be blogging.

3. What topics will you be writing about? 

You should have a topic for your blog, because it will help you keep your focus, and also help people who are looking for your topic find you. Also, you won't be going around in circles wondering what to write for your readers.

4. Will you only be blogging for the money? 

If the only reason you are blogging is to make money  you won't be blogging long. It's not about the money it's about doing something that you like to do. Many people start a blog to make money, and their blogs reflect that. They have only ads and no valuable content.

5. Are you an extremely private person?

While, I don't recommend you tell your readers every little thing that you do for online safety reasons. I do think that you should share somethings about yourself, because your readers want to know somethings about you.

6. Do you have goals planned out for your blog? 

Having goals mapped out for your blog helps you to constantly stay motivated. When you set goals and achieve them that is encouraging, and we all need that.

7. Do you enjoy finding and sharing information? 

If you don't like searching or looking for information than blogging is not for you, because it helps you provide your readers with fresh content.

8. Do you mind answering questions? 

If answering questions bothers you than blogging is definitely not for you, because your readers will ask questions, especially if you are blogging about a particular topic.

9. Does people not agreeing with you bother you? 

People will disagree with you, and they will let you know by leaving comments, and if you are a person that can't handle rejection than blogging is not for you.

10. Do you lack patience? 

It may take sometime before your blog gets discovered, and get many readers. If you are impatient you will quit before your blog can attain them.

These are just some questions to ask yourself before you decide to start blogging. If you answered yes to these questions than blogging is more than likely for you. However, if you answered no to these questions then if you still want to start a blog you should have someone else do it for you.

 





 

 

Category: Blogging | Views: 476 | Added by: Maketta | Date: 2012-10-17 Comments

It's very important to maintain your blog. If you have links and banners on your blog and they are not working anymore you should fix or remove them. It makes your blog look very unattractive and it is very irritating when someone goes to click on a link only to find that it doesn't work anymore. I have seen many blogs that don't keep up the maintenance of their blogs. If you have started blogging and have found out that it's really not for you than you should delete it. Don't keep it up and don't do anything with it. Who wants to keep visiting a blog that has been abandoned long ago?

Sometimes sites that we have joined go out of business. It happens sometimes, but if they do, remove or replace the links. You should periodically check your links just to make sure they are working. When people click on your links you want them to be able to go to the website that they are interested in. If your links don't work than that could be a possible customer that you are missing out on. Only because your link is not working.

Also, when you put up links back track and see if the link is working. I always back track. What I mean by backtracking is after you put up the links go click on them yourself to see if they are working properly. I have found on many occasions that links that I thought were working were not because I made a mistake and didn't type the correct html and thus, rendering the link unclickable. Mistakes happen, and that's okay. It's just nice to catch mistakes so they don't end up costing you visitors and possibly customers. People won't continue visiting your blog if everytime they click on links they don't work.

Keeping the maintenance up on your blog is very important. If something is not working make sure you fix it. You wouldn't leave something on your car that isn't working. You would fix it. You should do the same with your blog.
Category: Blogging | Views: 397 | Added by: Maketta | Date: 2012-10-15 Comments

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Category: Internet Marketing | Views: 816 | Added by: Maketta | Date: 2012-10-15 Comments

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