Archive for January, 2010

Promoting Recurring Billing Products

Friday, January 15th, 2010

Its a good idea to promote recurring billing products because as compared to a one time commission, you get to earn a few times over the long run. When promoting recurring billing items, its important to take note of a few things.

1. Recurring Billing Items That Are Hidden Cost.

Some items have their cost hidden in the terms and conditions. These items can be quite profitable, however, they need to be within the VISA guidelines. Its easy to get in trouble when there are enough complaints against the item. Right now, the industry is in a midst of change regarding this sort of billing, so do be careful if you intend to promote these items. Lawyers can contact the networks that you're working with and they may contact you to take down your site. Some marketers that promote such items do inform their customers to study the terms and conditions before they purchase. Such responsible marketing is good for the industry.

2. Informed Recurring Billing

Informed recurring billing keeps the customer informed before they purchase. This allows the customer to know what they are in for. It could be fresh content updated every monthly, or a health product shipped monthly. You can normally expect a customer to stay with the purchase for at least 3 months.

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Looking Back at 2009, Now 2010!

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

For all online internet business owners, starting out as an Entreprenuer is mostly a lonely road.

If my experience and others who have started their own niche business is anything to go by, it always starts with a dream. Whether it be working at your own time, working from anywhere in the world, waking at 10am while everyone is rushing to work, or just plain getting financially well in just under a year.

Once we have made up our mind, we sling a backpack over our shoulders and start walking.

Those that finally make it, usually stand out as leaders in their own vertical. If someone decides to go deep into a vertical such as property, modded cars, professional travel blogger, online mlm, dating, they will earn more then most of their peers.

However, before we get ahead of ourselves, it will not only take an understanding from your family, it takes endurance to last the race. 

It also takes desire, alot of it.

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Working With Google Adwords

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

Adwords quality score – The quality score is awarded by Google to determine how relevant a landing page is to their searches. If the quality score is high, the lower the cost is. Often once a page has been visited by the google bot, if it has a bad quality score, the QS is going to stay that way, which is not a good thing because it translates to expensive clicks which can be unprofitable for a business. If the QS is high, its going to be profitable UNTIL, your page goes through a google manual review. When this happens, the campaign might get hit by what is known as a google slap. The bids will then fall through the roof and one will need to pay for clicks that are no longer profitable, anywhere from $1.50 and above.

Adwords click thru rate – Google can give a good QS to a landing page of about 7 to 10 upon 10. Over a period of 24 hours, should the CTR of a keyword associated to an ad be too low, the QS can fall to 2. This will almost immediately translate to bids that are far too high to sustain the ad running. While choosing a keyword that is too broad and has too many searches, the CTR can very quickly fall way too low, resulting in high bids.

Working with rebills – Rebills is something that google is not too keen to have on their advertising platform. This is because there're too many complaints about charges that should not be. Its suggested that if you run rebills, try not to run it on google adwords.

1st Manual review – Sometimes, an ad will not show for more then a few days. This normally happens to new google adwords accounts. When this happens to you, either wait for the review to occur or, you can write to Google Adwords support and request for a review that your ads are not showing. That can help expedite your ad to show.

Adwords OPPORTUNITY Tab – This gives you suggestions for keywords that are closely related and helpful for your campaign. With these suggestions, some might be good, some not, so be sure to be selective about the keywords that you decide to add to your campaign. It can be the difference between a couple $100 extra and a campaign loss.

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