Saturday, January 17, 2009

What Is Trackback in Blogging?

The word 'Trackback' may sound too technical. You can understand this only by actually doing this at least once. I recently read a blog post on the very subject. This blog dedicated to bloggers explains what is trackback.

Trackback is basically linking of another blog within a blog just as I am doing it now.

However, trackback has no use if the other blog uses "no follow" system (to avoid spammers). The idea is the other blog's visitors may visit your page if they find it interesting. If trackback is accepted by the other blogger a short trackback link will appear on its comments section.

I have never used it before. That's why I am re-directing you there.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

How To Start Online Business Quickly At No Cost

The question,"How to start an onlline business quickly and at no cost" may shock some. The answer that a business, that too an online business, can be started without investment is a bit difficult to digest for a total newbie to Internet marketing.

As you know the Internet is itself is an information goldmine. Everybody is competing to give you the right information for free. The web email is free. You can share,store your personal text, photos, music,video and other files on the Internet for free. Do you think they are all offering something for free and getting nothing in return?

A good number of people do respond to advertisements, recommendations that the site gives out. That not only support their running expenditures and they even make a profit. Some of them in thousands per day. Often, the website owner himself may have his own product to sell or he may be selling affiliate products (products recommended for a commission). That's how the ordinary man makes money on the Internet.

Yes, the Internet is a very technical thing. Modern technology makes it much easier to handle technological aspects with ease without consulting any one.

So now I am going to give away a secret. How to start an online business quickly at no cost.

Start a blog!

Blogging doesn't cost you a dime (unless you want to host your own blog on a hired server). Blogging does not require technical skills.Many top companies, including Google, offers you free blogging opportunities. The only requisite is you should be able communicate your ideas in writing clearly without much grammar and spelling errors. You are NOT expected to be a great writer. In fact, that may be a hindrance sometimes.

Select a topic for your blog - your hobby or something where you have good knowledge, interest and enthusiasm. Remember, go for blogging only if you can keep blogging at least twice a week. If you start and give up in the middle then the whole exercise will be a waste of time. In blogging you give away your basic information for free to others' benefit. When the reader understands the basics, give him the advanced part through your own e-book or an affiliate product. Recommend an affilliate product. Since the reader understands you, he will buy from your affiliate link.

See to it that not every post in your blog has a product sales link. There should be several posts without any sales pitch. No one wants to read a sales message. If they liked your blog, they are likey to buy what you recommend. So everything depends on how well you are writing and maintaining a good relationship with your readers.

Watch out for more information in my blog category.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Cloak Your Affiliate Link Through This Free Method

When you join as an affiliate for a product, you get a product-specific link to use in your promotions. Cloaking of your affiliate link is essential. For one thing, your long and ugly URL (your affiliate product website address) will get shortened and look neat and clean. Secondly, your link cannot be misused by any one with hacking knowledge. If somebody sees your URL they can easily change into their own affiliate link and benefit thus depriving you of the sale commission.

There are several free and paid software programs which can cloak the link. I have found an easy and quick way to do this online.

Visit Enter your affiliate link in the box provided. Follow the instructions. Within seconds, your shortened affiliate link will be there. No one will know your Clickbank ID now.

Copy and paste this URL for your affiliate link. Your affiliate link is intact inside because of the "cloaking". So your tiny and tidy link is now ready.

This service is absolutely free. If you like,you may consider contributing some donation at a later stage when you start making substantial affiliate income.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Advantages of Affiliate Marketing

Want to know the advantages of affiliate marketing as compared to other types of marketing? Actually, they are very plain to see. After reading about affiliate marketing,there will always be fence-sitters. This post may help them decide to take up affiliate marketing. I shall put the major advantages here:

  1. No-cost or low-cost to start up
  2. Choice of too many affiliate products to sell
  3. Several reliable third-party affiliate program managing companies also available
  4. Both free and paid promotion methods available on the Net
  5. Opportunity to receive weekly/monthly checks
  6. Can be done from your home
  7. Your own flexible working hours
  8. Get a lot of free time to spend with family or friends
  9. You like and enjoy the money flow
  10. Opportunity to give jobs to others
  11. Enjoy life by traveling
  12. Unlimited scope to expand business for more income
There could be more. I have mentioned only the basic few. So wouldn't you like to explore this blog further and find out which affiliate program is best for you.

If you like, you may join as a sub-affiliate for me in one good program where I have joined. You will receive the full commission what you will get even if you don't join under me. So there is no difference between a sub-affiliate and affiliate when it comes to comes to commissions. And you have another advantage - when you join this particular affiliate program as my sub-affiliate you get a chance to recruit other sub-affiliates (like I am doing) under you. Okay, what's the deal? Every time your sub-affiliate makes a sale you TOO earn a small commission. Yes, you earn without doing anything. Such programs are very few.

Why not consider joining right away? When you join, the owner of the program provides you with all the necessary information and tips how to promote your chosen product. The owner of this program is a very reputed Internet marketer. Even if you don't want to join now, at least go and check this out now. There is no fee to join or promote. The commission rate is also quite high. I am sure you will like this program.

To find out more information about this program and sign up please click on the banner below.

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