Credit Cards And Doorway Page
Visa and MasterCard are both trying to improve their credit card verification system to cut down on fraud. Visa said, "...while just 6 cents of every $100 spent with Visa cards as a whole is fraudulent, that number jumps to 24 cents for Web...
Domain Name Registration - Key Tips
Copyright 2005 Keith Thompson Domain name registration is a necessary, easy, and strategically important first step in establishing an online presence, whether for business or otherwise. A well-chosen domain name registration can set you up for...
IS YOUR SHOPPING CART COSTING YOU MONEY?
They was a time when doing business on the internet simply meant hanging out your electronic shingle and raking in the profits. Then it became necessary to build your online credibility through reciprical linking and membership in organizations like...
Protecting Your Domain Names
Domain Dispute is no longer news unless a Madonna or Julia Roberts type of celebrity gets involved. However, greater now than ever is the risk for domain registrants to lose their domain names when they get involved in a domain ...
What 97% Marketers Don't Know About Cheap Reseller Rights
Iím sharing one of my bad experiences with you, which I think will be useful for many people. While I made some mistakes, it sure made me learn a lot, which can be the foundation for success. "Learn from your mistakes", as your high school teacher...
Affiliate Goals - Successful Goal Setting for Affiliates
When I first started out with Affiliate Marketing a few years ago, my primary goal was a very simple one. I just wanted enough money to pay for my hosting, which at the time was an ungodly $40 per month for a small website. Of course, these days you can host a hundred websites for $40 and have tons of features, but back then this was normal.
As the years went by, my affiliate sales grew slowly to around $500 a month. It was then I realized that maybe I could turn this part time income into a full time salary. I had not really devoted a lot of time to researching affiliate programs. I would simply find one that would pay off, and use it. The day I realized I could earn more than the $500 per month, I set down some goals to get me started. I have fine tuned these goals over the past 24 months, thankfully I had to because to be honest, I was obliterating my financial expectations.
So, my goals in the beginning were pretty simple:
1. Find an affiliate program that pays $50 per month to cover my website hosting fees. 2. Make sure it is related to the content of my website.
Not much there huh?
A year ago, these were my goals:
1. Earn $500 per month through the Major Affiliate Networks 2. Look into smaller affiliate networks, including independant merchant. 3. Create websites devoted to the product or service I am marketing. 4. Change hosting providers to allow for up to 100 domain names / websites. 5. Continue to learn more about new affiliate oppurtunities.
As you can see, my goals grew substantially. I am proud to say I met all those goals within a few months, instead of the year I had planned.
My goals from 2004:
1. Earn $3000 per month average through June 2005. 2. Earn $5,000 per month average from June 2005 until December 2005. 3. Continue to create websites that reflect a postive buying experience. 4. Write more articles and
website content promoting the products I am marketing. 5. Create an ebook that will help others learn the affiliate business. 6. Teach family and friends what an affiliate actually does! 7. Create a website devoted solely to affiliate programs and list the many programs available. 8. Become a merchant in the sense of marketing my ebook using an affiliate program. 9. Write a true business plan for my affiliate business. 10. Learn the tax laws so I can properly prepare my taxes.
Wow! That is a long list of goals for one year!
Here is where I stand on those goals.
#1. Earn $3000 average. My PROFIT for Jan 2005 was over $6,000. #4. I try to write 2 articles every day promoting a product. #5. I have created an ebook available at http://www.internet-cash-system.com #6. I have started teaching my friends and family what I do. #7. I have created an affiliate directory at http://www.affiliate-directory.us #8. I have created an affiliate program using Clickbank for my ebook. #10. I learned the tax laws and statues I needed to do my own 2004 taxes.
So, as you can see, I am making great progress already.
Now, you may ask why have all these goals? The answer is simple. I think that goals equal success. Goals give us something to strive for and reinforce our belief we can reach those goals. A few years ago, I never dreamed I would making the kind of money I do today. Now, I plan on evaluating my goals every six months, and making changes as needed.