Category Archives: General

General topics may appear from time to time that may not reflect the overall theme of the blog site, but may be of some use to the reader.

Adzuna: Haven for Job Seekers and Employers

Adzuna: Haven for Job Seekers and Employers

Job Sites in uk

There once was a time Job Seekers browsed through newspapers in the Wanted section to inquire about employment. However, because of the Internet, the process has changed significantly. Just ask the creators of Adzuna.

Although job sites aren’t perfect (suppose one doesn’t have access to the Internet), they’re certainly a step up from the “old fashion” way of hiring.

There are millions of job search agencies in the UK, but few are as reputable as Adzuna.

Adzuna is one of the leading job search agencies not only in the UK but also in the world. It is the ideal portal for many job seekers, and employers also rely on it to get the best people for their vacancies.

However, many people do not know of Adzuna, and some may have the wrong impression of the agency. Here is a comprehensive review of Adzuna to get you started.

Adzuna1
Click banner to visit website.

The Job Search Powerhouse

Since 2005, Adzuna has been working to improve its job search engine platform and, consequently, the users’ experience. To this end, it is one of the most advanced jobs search engines. Some of its features include:

·         Data Analysis.

Adzuna has developed a sophisticated data analysis system designed to give a better understanding of the job market. This system takes into consideration factors such as the number of job vacancies and their categories, the number of job seekers, wages, and demand against supply, among others.

This analysis has proven useful for employers and economic analysts. In fact, Adzuna’s reports have been used by the UK government in the past to aid in economic planning.

·         Resume Database.

Adzuna lists not only job vacancies but also CVs and resumes of job seekers. This database benefits job seekers by increasing their chances of finding employment as thousands of employers browse the database in search of reliable employees.

·         Privacy and Security.

Many job search engines are untrustworthy because of their poor security standards and lack of privacy. Job seekers often post sensitive information about themselves, and they expect this information to be available only to the relevant people. However, some search engines use this information for other purposes, including selling it to marketers.

Adzuna, however, has placed stringent security and privacy measures to safeguard its users’ information.

·         Search Filters.

The jobs posted on Adzuna scope thousands of industries and occupations. Nevertheless, it is possible to narrow your search to a particular job type through Adzuna’s filters. You can specify the exact job you are looking for by zeroing down on factors such as location, company, and title, among others.

 

Adzuna for Job Seekers.

Adzuna’s creators were inspired by the challenges faced by job seekers in the UK and the world all over. To this end, every aspect of the search engine is designed for the job seeker’s benefit.

For starters, Adzuna brings all job vacancies in one place, so you do not have to browse through hundreds of job agencies; this saves job seekers a lot of time and effort.

Additionally, the platform emphasizes on legitimacy when posting its job vacancies, making a majority of the posts credible enough to pursue.

Adzuna has accumulated a lot of knowledge and experience since it was launched. It has used this knowledge to not only better itself but also enlighten job seekers on the secrets of securing employment. The platform offers free guidelines and learning resources to job seekers.

These learning resources teach factors such as creating credible CVs, presenting yourself in interviews, and tips on staying ahead of the competition.

View video of  CEO, Raife Watson, discuss the sites unique feature, ValueMyCV:

The greatest benefit of using Adzuna is its popularity with employees. The search engine has maintained a good reputation since it was launched, and its marketing efforts have paid off well thus far.

These and other factors have made it popular with employers looking to fill vacancies. To this end, the search engine posts vacancies from all over the UK and internationally. As such, job seekers are guaranteed to get leads in their jobs of liking in formal and informal sectors.

Adzuna1
Banner for their website. Click to visit.

 

Adzuna for Employers.

Employers also face challenges when looking for people to fill their vacancies. To this end, many employers seek to use leading job search engines such as Adzuna to find the best people for their jobs.

Adzuna offers employers free space to post their job vacancies and promises them thousands of leads from the thousands of job seekers visiting the site. What’s more, employers are assured that a majority of the job seekers who apply for their jobs are qualified; Adzuna’s reputation makes it popular with credible users on both sides. Employers can also hand-pick job seekers by reviewing their profiles and CVs on the site’s database; essentially, it presents the best of job seekers to you to make your pick easy.

Job vacancies posted on Adzuna receive responses almost immediately. As such, employers get to fill their positions quickly to improve their businesses’ performance.

Pros of Website

Adzuna has numerous benefits not only for employers and job seekers but also outside parties. They include:

·         Easy to use.

Despite holding tons of data, Adzuna is incredibly easy to use thanks to its efficient web design. For starters, the interface is neat, and pages are categorized well to make the site easy to navigate. Additionally, the site features search filters that narrow down searches to save users time. What’s more, Adzuna has a dedicated team of customer care agents who are always available to aid users.

·         Popular

Adzuna is the job search engine of choice for a majority of employers and job seekers in the UK. For job seekers, this means more leads to credible jobs as most employers choose the site to post their vacancies. For employers, on the other hand, this means getting more candidates looking to fill the vacancies.

·         Credible

The Internet is full of scammers trying to lure people for their selfish needs through job vacancies postings. Adzuna knows this too well, and it goes to great lengths to keep spammers out of its platform. As such, a majority of the vacancies posted on the site are credible, and job seekers do not have to worry about dead leads.

[ActionFraud: Recruitment Scams]

·         Cost effective

Employers no longer have to pay to post job vacancies thanks to Adzuna’s free platform. What’s more, job seekers do not have to spend money on tracking job boards and buying newspapers to view open vacancies as Adzuna brings all vacancies in one place at your fingertips.

·         Educative

Job seekers who visit Adzuna leave wiser than they came thanks to its educative resources. The site offers books and guidelines on tips for success in landing employment, and this goes a long way in helping job seekers escape unemployment.

Cons of Website

Adzuna also comes with few shortcomings that include:

·         Competition

Adzuna witnesses a lot of competition among job seekers seeking to fill limited vacancies thanks to its popularity. In fact, only a small proportion of people who respond to vacancies get a chance to interview, let alone fill the position.

·         Spam

A majority of job vacancies posted on Adzuna are credible, but some spammers still manage to pass the stringent security measures. As such, job seekers sometimes deal with dead leads that waste their time, energy, and money.

Conclusion

Thanks in part to the Internet and modern technology, the ability to fill vacancies has become easier.

If you are a job seeker, then you need to be privy to job vacancies immediately they come up. Employers, on the other hand, are always appreciative of qualified and driven candidates fighting to fill their vacancies. Adzuna has proven to guarantee both focus and offer many more benefits, and it is free to use.

As such, there is no reason why you should not sign up on Adzuna to escape unemployment or get the next star employee.

Whether Job Seeker or Seeking  Employer, give them a chance and visit their website now.

Log On To Website

 

John Crestani Make Money Online 2017

John Crestani Make Money Online 2017 Video

John Crestani

John Crestani has a keen eye on identifying online opportunities.  Check the video below to learn about his suggested way to make money online:

In summary, he mentions four ways to making money online. Not surprisingly, many of those listed were mentioned in this blog entry. As per the video, these methods are:

Affiliate Marketing

  • According to him, it’s one of the best ways to profits. And I totally agree. This post gives some insight on a few opportunities.
  • Blogging is a great way to promote affiliate products. It makes sense to use a content rich blog. Adding banner links and reviews of products help with potential rankings in Google.  Read the previous blog post for more details.
  • Social Media can also attract potential customers. Many marketers (including bloggers) set up Facebook pages as a way to build an audience around topics that are helpful to them. Being an authority and “thought leader” helps build trust among followers.
  • Vlogging through YouTube and other video platforms can attract a loyal audience. The marketer uses videos to help their audience and promote products in their prefered niche.

Ecommerce

  • Setting up an Amazon FBA.  Basically, shipping products directly Amazon for more convenience.
  • Obviously, Ebay’s still the top choice for merchants.
  • Etsy and Shopify are emerging platforms to consider.

Ebooks

  • Many authors use Kindle to sell books. Ironically, many sellers pay Ghostwriters to write for them before promoting on Amazon. For those concerned about hiring one, The Letter Pile gives some great advice.

Mobile App

  • Apps make money from ads, affiliate products, In-App purchases or the application itself. Additionally, the Huffington Post gave a list of apps that could make you money.

 

For those who read the post, Inspiring Affiliate Marketing Success Stories, you’ll recognize John as one of the 8 listed.

And in case you’re interested, he’s also the host of the Internet JetSet webinar.

Ayopoligami App Seeks Polygamists 

Ayopoligami App Seeks Polygamists Encounters

 

Ayopoligami App

I don’t know if it’s good or bad news. Apparently, the Ayopoligami app hopes to connect users seeking polygamist encounters for long term commitments.

The official website for the application isn’t in English, however.

Which pretty much means it’s for Muslim men in Indonesia:

 

App Launch Controversy

Of course, dating was part of the Internet Daily Life post regarding society’s online activity. And as you may know, the Internet has given a platform for anyone with an idea to reach the masses.

But, I wasn’t expecting to come across this. The Ayopoligami founder ran into a few glitches, however.

Turns out, upon it’s initial launch, a bit of controversy followed. In fact, some of the criticisms of the app include:

In spite of this, Lindu Cipta Pranayama, the founder, hopes to relaunch the app with more features to filter out time wasters.

According to The Jakarta Post, he’s starting from scratch with stricter settings, such as:

  • Proper identification for all users.
  • Marital status disclosure.
  • Letter of permission from first spouse.

 

The app’s expected to launch in October.

Hip Hop Radio Online Suggestions

Hip Hop Radio Online Suggestions

Hip Hop Radio Online

Because of the Internet, Hip Hop radio online has changed the way we tune in and hear the latest tracks.

This includes up and coming, mainstream and underground artists.

Gone are the days of recording your favorite jams every Friday or Saturday night with the 90 minute cassette tape.

Additionally, we’re no longer obligated to listen to commercial radio’s cookie cutter playlist. With streaming, terrestrial radio has found itself facing competition now that music lovers have more of a say in what we listen to (provided one’s connected to a service).

In fact, previously, online radio was included in the Internet Daily Life blog post.

Anyway, here’s a list of Hip Hop radio shows worth checking out:

TuneIn vs. Everybody

Of course, a Hip Hop radio online list wouldn’t be complete without Tunein.com (Apple, Android) .

My recommendations are:

Hip Hop Radio Online 2
Hip Hop has gone digital

Speaking Of London….

The Rap Show With Charlie Sloth – known for the Fire In The Booth freestyle sessions, Charlie Sloth has made a name for himself playing exclusive and up and coming artists from the UK and North America.

DJ Semtex – another top choice show for Hip Hop anywhere in the world (my opinion). A mix of mainstream, up and comers as well as exclusive interviews from US and UK artists.

Tim Westwood – veteran DJ with a lengthy resume. Variety of genres including mainstream.

Other Recommendations

  • Cosmic Kev – Philadelphia’s veteran DJ. Mainstream, up and comers and exclusive tracks. Weeknights, 7:00 pm-Midnight.
  • 997 Hip Hop – mixture of mainstream and up and comers.
  • Amsterdam’s Most Wanted – some underground artists. A lot of exclusive tracks from well known acts as well.
  • Party Vibe Radio – top recommendation for up and comers, 90’s flavor, mainstream and the trap sound.
  • Murder Master Music Show – not a 24/7 streaming site. Consists of downloadable episodes of music and interviews. Hosted by Scott “Prezident” Bejda.

Uses Of Internet In Our Daily Life

Uses Of Internet In Our Daily Life

Uses Of Internet In Our Daily Life

 

What could we say about the uses of Internet in our daily life? Well, several generations ago, our great grandparents and ancestors were able to conduct several areas of activity without the presence of Facebook, Expedia, Google, Amazon, YouTube or Netflix. Today, however, it’s hard to imagine living without any of these (for most of us, anyway).

In the early 2000’s, I took my first trips to Canada and Ghana on separate occasions without using online bookings. In contrast, from 2004 until present I’ve booked all round trips and accommodations via laptop. This has made life as convenient as possible in my opinion because I’m not at the mercy of a travel agent.

Now, of course there are debates about the differences in self booking verses agency booking. But I personally feel comfortable going independent because I’m in charge of my own itinerary and can save (or spend) money where ever I see fit.

Obviously, that’s a brief example of the role the Internet has played in my personal life. And so this blog entry focuses on more ways web access has been a benefit in modern society.

I say more ways because there’s been posts regarding the role of the internet such as:

Internet In Many Areas Of Activity

According to a survey done by iternetlivestatus, 40% of the world’s population is connected to the internet. This is possible because people are hungry for information. The internet makes our lives easier in the following ways:

Online Shopping

The internet offers a platform where people can buy and sell products with just a click of the button. Online shoppers are likely to get huge discounts because of the huge competition and a variety of goods to choose from. You can buy virtually everything and have it delivered to your doorsteps, laptops or mobile device.

Online shopping is affordable, saves time and very convenient. Customers can pay for goods once they are delivered or through online money transfer.

Online stores like Amazon.com, Alibaba.com, Paytm.com, Flipkart.com and Snapdeal.com offer clients the convenience of viewing, placing an order and purchasing through the internet.

For entrepreneurs, the eCommerce market has given internet users an opportunity to create simple user-friendly websites for potential customers.

Need proof? Just look at the various top eCommerce platforms available to give one an edge in competing against the big guys for a part in the economic pie.

So with or with out the traditional Brick & Mortar business, who can deny the convenience of owning ones own online shop?!

Job Searching

The uses of internet in our daily life also includes searching and posting for employment. You can easily find employments by visiting the websites of companies you are interested in working with. Whether AdzunaTotalJobs or any other agency, most businesses use their websites to advertise existing vacancies. You also get the chance of applying for the position online.

News

The internet lets you stay informed with the latest news in politics, entertainment and showbiz, sports and the financial markets. The internet is a sea of information, and you will always get the trending news about virtually anything.

Travel and tours

The internet allows you view the places you are planning to visit. You will get alerts on the most exciting areas to visit. Blogs and content on tour websites offer descriptions on different tourist destinations. By reading these blogs, you can easily compare and make a decision.

Tour agents have also embraced the internet to advertise and market their companies. Through the web, you will be able to choose a tour agent depending on their quality of service and the package they offer. Or, as I’ve stated, you can go it alone planning your entire trips independently.

Dating

Many people have found love online. Dating sites offer a platform for many singles to meet and mingle.

I can admit most of my past encounters in dating females have mostly come through online communication.

You can get a partner on dating sites or through social media, chat and eventually plan your lives together.

Online connection platforms accommodate users in that they offer services based on personal preferences (long term, short term, age, religion, etc) .

There are even sites catering to singles in search of companionship from the wealthy.

The  previous ways of meeting ones desired partner were through websites. However, with the increase in mobile device ownership, connections are made using a simple smart phone.

Some of these supporting apps include:

  • Tinder
  • Bumble
  • Coffee Meets Bagel
  • OKCupid
  • Happn
  • Bristlr
  • Plenty Of Fish

You should, however, exercise caution because not everybody you meet online can be trusted.

Entertainment

The internet is a source of entertainment for kids, youths and even adults. You can watch and download movies online. Children can play games and watch cartoons. YouTube offers a platform where you can listen to the latest music and watch different movies.

For viewing pleasures, who needs a cable bill when there’s an increase in online streaming services.

To name a few, these services include:

  • Amazon Video
  • YouTube Red
  • Netflix
  • Vudu
  • Crackle

Although television packages may or may not see their last days anytime soon, online users can now rejoice in knowing there are several options as previously indicated in this blog post.

You can also read the past entry about VikiTV and the emergence of Korean online dramas.

For listening, we won’t waste much time stating the obvious. The opportunity for streaming music free and premium is here to stay.

That’s why the following have earned an honorable mention:

  • Napster (Formerly Rhapsody)
  • Spotify
  • Pandora
  • iHeartRadio
  • TuneIn (my personal favorite)
  • Deezer
  • Tidal

Gambling

Now I’m not speaking up for or against virtual gambling. Let’s just point out that this has grown throughout the world among laptop, PC and mobile device users.

Online casinos provide a platform through the use of the internet for players to place their bets and earn online. If you love gaming, you can easily learn the odds and place bets from the comfort of your home. If you win, the money is transferred to your account through online money transfer.

There’s many discussions surrounding addiction to gambling both online and physical casinos. It’s just quite obvious, though, that access to gaming sites provide the type of convenience users love regardless of time or location.

So as long as there’s a connection. there’s a way!

Enables Quick and Swift Communication

Gone are the days you could wait for sunrise-to-sunset to receive a letter from the post office. The internet has made communication faster, cheaper and very efficient. When you send an email to your employees, there is 100% guarantee that the information will reach them. Texts and chats on social media allow people who are miles apart to communicate and know each others’ welfare by a click of the button.

Efforts made by Facebook have also given users an opportunity to send and receive  words with their instant messenger service.

You can also video chat through applications such as:

  • Skype
  • Google Duo
  • Google Hangouts
  • IMO
  • JusTalk
  • Tango
  • Viber
  • WhatsApp

With these platforms, connecting with friends and family who are miles away by chatting or through video calls allows you to share on your experiences and this can also be a great source of fun.

Investing

The internet provides lots of information that you can use to make money. Selling products from different companies online can earn you a commission.

You can also invest in an online course in finance, freelancing and internet marketing then use the acquired skill to provide a service that will help you earn a living.

The beauty of working online is that it gives you the flexibility of working and making money remotely as long as there is an internet connection.

Education And Research

Students can use the internet to learn. They can also research on different topics and get the information they need. There is a lot of information on the web where students can get resources online in their various courses. Professors can also use the internet through video conferencing to share information and study material with their students.

Money Management

Everybody is looking for ways to which they can be financially disciplined. Banks are working tirelessly to provide their customers with apps that they can use to manage their finances.

There are also online money transfer apps that you can install on your phone that will enable you to transfer money to the bank. This strategy makes it easier to save.

Enhance Cashless Economy

With the increase in popularity of Cryptocurrencies, individuals are now able to buy and sell goods and services virtually, making the flow of business easier.

Check out the example from Paxful.com:

You can send and receive money digitally. E-wallet, mobile money transfers, and internet banking also enable you to pay your utility bills from the comfort of your home.

It also reduces corruption in government offices because any money transferred digitally will be recorded. You can also not evade taxes if you use this form of money transfer.

The Internet Of Things

IOT consists of everyday objects embedded with network connectivity thats allows those items to communicate between each other. These objects could include:

  • Vehicles
  • Mobile Devices (including wearables)
  • Homes (mostly everything in it)
  • Robotics (IoRT)

Because IOT involves the majority of gadgets and objects that turn on and off, this continues to impact a growing portion of society.

One notable usage consists of IOT working in conjunction with security systems for home and even work place buildings. Those who use this form of technology often rely on IP Camera Hosting. That means there’s no need for complicated installation or software (if ever). The main requirement are obviously cameras an internet connection.

Someone rang a doorbell while on vacation in Florida? No Problem! Users can then view their perimeter from anywhere using most electronic devices.

Additionally, I must point out IOT isn’t just confined to the young or wealthy tech savvy community. There’s also a growing push towards sensors and gadgets working for the benefit of senior citizens and disabled. Many companies favor the welfare of these groups by tracking and learning their movements (such as daily routines) in the household. Data then gets stored once a consistent pattern has been established, only to alert caregivers and family members should he or she makes sudden changes in behavior.

Google Is Your Friend

Lastly, and quite obviously,  what would the uses of Internet in our daily life be without Google.

Some of the most common uses of Google are Gmail, YouTube, and Chrome. There are however other services performed by Google, and some of them are:

Google trends – enables users to view the most popular topics. You can quickly see trends in different categories like entertainment, health, sports, business and science/technology. You can also view and compare various topics and see how a particular subject has been performing over some time.

The find my android app – it’s a common thing to misplace your phone. This app enables you to find your phone without much hassle. You can see where your phone is on a map by going to google.com and typing find my phone.

Google Hangouts – allows you to chat with your loved ones and workmates by sending text messages and through video calls. It’s available on your phone, tablets or computers. It also allows you to have group video calls with up to five people.

Field trip – the app shows you the surrounding when you are on a voyage. It will alert you when you are next to an interesting place. You will get alerts of museums, restaurants, historical sites parks and much more.

Google maps– it will show you areas you are interested in. You’ll know the area traffic, directions, routes, public transportation information and images of places. You can set the day and time information to help you see roads with heavy traffic through past information.

Google translate – you can easily learn the translation of words in over 100 different languages. By copying and pasting text into the Google translate website, you get the meaning of various phrases and expressions in your mother tongue. If you are not sure of a particular language, Google translate will quickly detect and alert you.

Google dictionary – makes it easier to learn the definition of different words. It also helps you in pronunciations.

Google flights – find the most convenient and lowest priced flights when planning a trip through Google flights. It gives you the convenience of viewing the prices of flights on different dates through the calendar view.

Google alerts – helps you stay informed at all times. You can easily set alerts and receive information on a particular topic of interest anytime it is mentioned.

Your area of interest could be your company’s name, your favorite programs or even your name.

You have the flexibility of setting the frequency, the sources and where the information is sent to.

Additionally, for bloggers, this provides a great way to stay updated on fresh content for readers,

Conclusion

The internet has enhanced and made life easier for everyone. It has expanded people’s knowledge and led to the tapping of potentials that were unheard of.

Good utilization of the internet is a great way of empowering yourself socially and economically. Caution should, however, be exercised when using the internet because it can also be a source of moral degradation.

8 Inspiring Affiliate Marketing Success Stories

8 Inspiring Affiliate Marketing Success StoriesAffiliate Marketing Success Stories

 

 

 

 

Several businesses use the internet since it’s so advanced and most people have it, so what better way to advertise than online. There are so many businesses marketing their sites online, however, that if you don’t take the steps to market your business for the online world, your business may blend into the void of businesses on the internet.

 

Affiliate marketing can help by showing you how to utilize how people search online and how to successfully market your products. In affiliate marketing, the business rewards its affiliates for any customer or visitor that’s brought by the affiliate. There have been many well-known affiliate marketers who started from nothing and are now extremely successful, and here are some of their stories.

Meet The Successful Internet Entrepreneurs

In previous blog posts, we’ve discussed opportunities in affiliate marketing as well other ways to make money online. This entry on the other hand focuses on affiliate marketing success stories.

Many people wonder if they’re cut out for affiliate marketing. While it’s possible to achieve passive income from your laptop, it’s obviously a goal that requires hard work, the right up to date information and focus.

Of course, making money online, like other entrepreneurial endeavors, takes time before actually growing a stream of income. Just be mindful of any mistakes potential affiliate marketers make.

That’s why it’s refreshing to discover names of those who’ve succeeded in this highly competitive industry.

 

Kelly Felix

Kelly Felix has over 15 years of online marketing experience and has become one of the most influential affiliate marketers since his beginnings in 1997 when the internet was newer and less advanced. While pursuing an acting career in LA, Felix started to learn HTML to learn how to create things people can see online. His acting career wasn’t successful, so he focused all his efforts on his internet experience.

He started making money on a credit repair technique based on consumer law, which he sold online, until a marketing company found it and offered him a 50/50 split of the profits he made. His success made him realize that he could market his own knowledge, so he created The Rich Jerk, which is an affiliate marketing program that teaches the best ways to optimize search engines and make affiliate relationships to increase online revenue.

He eventually sold his website for several million dollars to create and sell other popular web properties, including his previous website Bring the Fresh, which offered updated affiliate marketing techniques to make money from affiliate sales for products online. Felix is responsible for teaching several successful online marketing experts and is still held in high esteem today.

 

Affiliate Marketing Success Stories 2
Don’t worry, success is within your reach. Learn from those who’ve made it and stick to the right plan.

Jubril Agoro

Imagine living on your mother’s couch one day, and being able to afford first class the next. It seems hard to imagine, but Jubril Agoro did just that when he got involved in pay-per-click (PPC) marketing ads and Facebook advertising. He started by watching Oprah around the time Obama became president.

Agoro was living in Chicago and realized with Oprah praising The Chicago Sun Times with Obama on the cover, there would be more searches like “Obama newspaper on Oprah,” so he went to a gas station, bought copies of the newspaper and ended up selling 100 copies online and made around $1400.

You may read the interview here.

Agoro has a PPC Marketing company and a video production company, and his companies are what fund his love of travel. Agoro has found a way to market his ideas as “Mr. Think Outside The Box” to be able to afford traveling 10 to 11 months out of the year. His original way of thinking and getting involved in online marketing with his two companies has taken him from the couch to the world.

Twitter page

YouTube page

Facebook page

John Crestani

Crestani started out making $200 a week at his theater job to making $1000 a day selling PDF files online. His education finished in 2010 after studying business at Southern Methodist University and marketing at California State University-Northridge. His post college life consisted of working for several companies as an internet marketing consultant, director of online advertising, and a search engine marketing analyst.

He is proficient at online business and marketing is knowledgeable in PPC advertising, Google AdWords, social media marketing, and search engine optimization. From cleaning up popcorn under seats to becoming the CEO of Nutryst, a private nutraceutical affiliate marketing network and making millions of dollars a year, Crestani is a prime example of a successful affiliate marketer.

Twitter page

Facebook page

YouTube page

 

John’s Internet JetSet free instructional webinar.

 

 

Affiliate Marketing Success Stories 3
Success from internet marketing is possible.
Chris Record

Chris Record was motivated to make money but struggled to do so when he failed to learn anything from the programs and programs he bought. In his search for knowledge, he ended up with barely any money in his bank account and was evicted from his apartment.

 

He had the option to move back home with his parents, but he was determined to become an entrepreneur. Just as he was about to give up, one of Record’s friends found an opportunity to sell products online, where he worked with a company to generate leads online and sold over a million dollars’ worth of the company’s products, which gave him almost $500,000 in commissions.

Tecademics: How To Rank Your Website On Google  Video Training

Now, Record is the CEO of his own company. Tecademics provides ways of learning and exploring digital marketing, through online courses and live seminars from experts in the field. Record proves that when nothing else works, you need to try harder.

Oh, by the way, did I forget to mention Chris has a Shopify Rap video. Check it out:

Twitter page

Facebook page

Mark Ling

Ling got his start from a squash tournament when a friend of his showed him his strategies for poster selling. His friend, Charles, was making $50 in a week through a banner advertisement on his poster sales website. Ling learned from his friend and started selling posters online, where he eventually learned how to create sites quickly that targeted larger audiences.

Ling stopped delivering pizzas and began recruiting some of his friends to help him raise his business. He spent his free time on the internet and figured out how to use search engine optimization for his poster sales site, which brought in more customers.

Ling used his knowledge to start more affiliate sites on various topics like learning a language, saving a marriage, dog training, and video games. He created Affilorama where he posts a blog, presentations, free tools, and webinars for those who want to follow in his footsteps.

He’s also responsible for AffiloBlueprint, which is a membership product comprised of 12 weekly guides to teach those interested in online marketing, and Affilojetpack which is made up of ready-made niche websites. What started as selling fan posters online turned into a business where he could easily double and triple his earnings.

If interested, you may read further about Affilorama or visit the website directly here.

Jamie Lewis

Jamie Lewis has been featured on ClickBank several times for having the number one affiliate product. He’s earned over $12 million dollars in online sales and has generated over a million views on YouTube. After getting sick of being ripped off by employers, Lewis dedicated his time to learning how to work from home.

He knew he wanted to create his own business, so he put his music on a website to start selling. He started using affiliates to promote his products.

After exploring different niches, he decided to start teaching what he learned from his years of affiliate marketing. The Singing Guru is his program to help beginning affiliate marketers become successful in the ever-changing online world. The program also has music incorporated into the presentations to make the learning entertaining.

If you’ve read the previous post in regards to selling domains, you’ll remember Lewis was featured throughout that entry. View the following for some of his home based ideas:

 

Anik Singal

Ever since Singal was a child, he felt pressure to follow in his family’s footsteps and work towards becoming a doctor, lawyer, or an engineer. He grew up trying to live up to his family’s legacy, but he wasn’t passionate about it. In college, he studied extremely hard to get a full scholarship and attain an Ivy League Pre-Med degree, but he realized he was working for the wrong dream.

His hard work didn’t feel right to him since he wasn’t passionate about, and he eventually listened to his heart. Singal focused his efforts to building a business online since he didn’t have much money.

After a lot of effort, Singal wound up making money online after growing his business which allowed him to travel the world to speak of his success in several countries and cities.

Singal was one of the Top 3 Business Entrepreneurs 25 and Under by BusinessWeek Magazine.  He was the CEO of Lurn, Inc. and VSS Mind, but went into debt and barely profited off making $10 million in sales one year. But he kept working hard and came back to his system of making money in the digital publishing world, proving that you can come back from losing it all.

Twitter page

Facebook page

Lisa Irby 

Starting out as an online entrepreneur since 1998, Lisa Irby has made a name for herself utilizing the internet to share and teach her various skills to others. This consists of premium courses, YouTube tutorials and website tips.

We’ve also featured Lisa in a list of Black female bloggers in a previous post.

Twitter page

 

How To Get Started On Your Affiliate Marketing Career

What one can gain from the above mentioned individuals is that they’ve learned from their mistakes and invested enough time and determination into the business, which has led to fruitful results.

Now we can honestly state there are no guarantees in any entrepreneurial endeavor, much less affiliate marketing. Even with hard work and the right information, one can still find themselves frustrated at attempting to make their first affiliate sale. However, it’s recommended to read and study every and all tips if you feel this highly competitive market is for you.

Perhaps you too can have your own affiliate marketing success story, and here are some tips for getting started.

Find a niche

Before you jump right into things, you need to find out what your site will target to get sales. Think about topics you’re passionate about and what there might be money in. You may have to choose between money and passion, but if you can find a niche you enjoy and make money off of, it will make your online marketing more successful.

Research affiliate programs

This is probably going to be the biggest chunk of your research to begin as an affiliate marketer. You need to dig deeper and find out what products you’re going to promote. Make sure you want to be associated with the products you’re promoting. It’s important to believe in your niche and the products. If there are certain advertisements, you may not want to be associated with, make sure you look up that information beforehand.

Build a site

You can utilize different site-builders like Wix, WordPress, or Weebly to build your site with little to no knowledge of coding. It’s relatively easy to pick themes and make your site easy to navigate. You’ll also want to buy a domain name, and think of several in case it’s already been taken. It’s a good idea to purchase hosting as well to house your files on the internet. Make sure the content on your website is creative and relevant to your niche.

If you’re interested in working from home, being an entrepreneur, and being your own boss to make money, affiliate marketing might be right for you. You can make money through the online, ever-changing markets that exist online. If you follow these tips, do your research, and believe in yourself, you could be on your way to making millions like these successful affiliate marketers.

MaxBounty Review And Reasons To Join

MaxBounty Review And Reasons To Join

 

MaxBounty Review

 

If you have a product, a service, a website or any sort of company then you probably know that one of the main pillars that holds your item together is marketing  and advertising.

The problem with these two factors is the lack of structure, resources and the unaffordable rates that people would charge you. If you are an affiliate marketer who can’t find a platform to connect you to the advertisers and their campaigns then this read is the one for you. One of the leading services out there that should definitely be your choice whether you’re an affiliate or an advertiser is MaxBounty.

MaxBounty is an online platform that connects well-trained affiliates with advertisers who are willing to pay large amounts of money. It is classified as the number one CPA network worldwide which shows how serious they are about their work. Let’s not get lost in the words and start learning more about the different features they provide.

[JOSIC: Free CPA Marketing Step by Step Guide]

The Connection Between Advertisers and Affiliates

 

Max Bounty Review
Typical MaxBounty banner. Image leads to website.

 

Features:

MaxBounty relies on providing the best features for your company’s  marketing needs. A set of features on the website can help reach a level of exposure you never knew existed together with raising funds to a whole new level. Here we are going to discuss the different features that are provided to MaxBounty’s clients.

Advertisers

With MaxBounty’s very strong advertisers program exist that will help in growing your business profitability. As a start, they possess a system of pay on results, which states that advertisers will pay per every new user. This ensures the safety of the advertisers money and shows that you get exactly what you pay for. Not to mention the huge network of MaxBounty which consists of almost 18,000 affiliates which help create even bigger network to help expose the content of the advertisers. At MaxBounty, affiliates alway try their best to deliver high quality leads that are worth your money. All the different opportunities out there will be directed to your choice and only picked when you agree fully with it.

Affiliates

If you are an affiliate then waste no time and start by joining MaxBounty’s team! The name MaxBounty shows exactly a fair image on their rate and how you will benefit from them. MaxBounty provides you with tons of different campaigns and opportunities to pick from which is a thing you will only find here. Another incentive for the new affiliates is the $1000 bonus.

This is a rule which claims that if you receive ratings higher than $1000 for your first three months, then a bonus of $1000 will be added to your fourth month. Imagine all of this money piling in your bank account weekly! Yes I said weekly, as MaxBounty provide weekly payments for the affiliates that works there. They ensure on providing you with everything that will keep you away from their competitors and working hard.

Careers

If you fell in love with MaxBounty too much, then here’s the part for you. MaxBounty’s very open for new applying candidates to join their team. Not to mention the different perks you will get by working in a company like MaxBounty. As stated explicitly on their website, you will get full benefits when you’re hired together with a total of 3 weeks of holidays. Furthermore, there are no skills needed for you to join the team, but actually they will be investing in you through trainings to help you learn what you need to know. Last but not least, are the different trade shows that happen worldwide which you will be a part off. Get your passport ready to visit the cities of your dream.

Trainings

One of the best features on the website is the trainings section. This section is created for the affiliates which helps by providing them with trainings that are needed in order to succeed in their work. Through a partnership done with LeadGadget, a database of online video based training programs is available for all the affiliates signed up with MaxBounty for free. These videos contain content that’s tailored for the affiliates of MaxBounty with just the enough resources for you to start a successful career.

Below, a YouTube user demonstrates how he runs an ad promotion on Facebook:

Campaigns

As an affiliate or an advertiser you have the feature to visit the campaigns page. This page shows you the different projects posted by advertisers and the tons of work that the affiliates has performed on each project. It shows exactly where you would be in a few hours after signing up to MaxBounty. This page divides the projects according to categories (example: Automotive, Biz Opp, Dating, download, etc…) and in each categories shows the project that lies under it. Furthermore, it gives you the rate per lead set by the advertisers which varies from a project to the other. For advertisers, this section shows you all the different things you can add to your campaign regarding allowed traffic types, countries allowed and even a description or extra notes for your affiliates.

MaxBounty Review 2
Sign up to become part of MaxBounty.

Pros and Cons

Now that you have read and learned about all the amazing features that MaxBounty provides, it ‘s time for the pros and cons table. This is a table of all the advantages and disadvantages of using MaxBounty. You need to think these bullet points through as this balance is probably what will make up your decision on using this service.

Pros (Advertiser)

  • Payment per result
  • A huge network of affiliates
  • In control of your decisions and leads
  • Project stays on till you remove it

Cons (Advertiser)

  • There are no guarantees
  • No affiliates are directly assigned to your projects

Pros (Affiliates)

  • High payment rates
  • Weekly payments
  • $1000 bonus
  • 3 weeks of holiday
  • Free training sessions

Cons (Affiliates)

  • A certain amount should be delivered weekly
  • No guarantees

Conclusion

In conclusion, MaxBounty is truly an outstanding website for both advertisers or affiliates. If you are an advertiser, you will receive professional help from trained affiliates who have dedicate their whole time providing you with the users and leads you deserve. Not to mention the fact that you will get what you paid for with full control over leads which are of high quality.

You will receive a huge network of affiliates and their circles which will create a huge traffic towards your service with optimal exposure. On the other hand, if you are an affiliate you will get the chance to work on a platform that provides you with high rates and free trainings thus helping you excel in this career.

You will have a lot of motivation and incentives from the MaxBounty team that will help keep you going. Not to mention the weekly payments which will help you forget what it’s like to be at the end of the month. Do not hesitate anymore and take your life towards success in the field of advertising and marketing. Sign up for MaxBounty and don’t miss the chance to meet all your needs and demands.

Is It Okay To Use Your Business Slogan In An Adwords Ad?

Is It Okay To Use Your Business Slogan In An Adwords Ad?

Is It Okay To Use Your Business Slogan In An Adwords Ad

 

Sure, using slogans in your Adwords ad sounds like a good idea. Slogans, by design, are short, catchy, and memorable, intended to creep into a prospect’s mind as a constant reminder of your product’s unique selling proposition. Makes sense, then, that if you insert it into an Adwords ad, it should do its job of stealing the prospect’s attention and leading them to click on your placement, wouldn’t it?

While the logic does seem sound in theory, practice has shown this to be a less than precise assessment. In fact, it’s often a large ways off the mark. Split-tested next to a well-crafted ad that focuses on offering specific benefits, demonstrating value, or addressing a prospect’s concerns, it will almost always fall short. Why is this so?

Slogans Can Be Cryptic

Imagine Wendy’s running an Adwords ad with nothing but their brand and tagline “Where’s the beef?”

Doesn’t exactly provide any information that’s likely to help your shopping decisions, does it? What about Panasonic and their slogan “Ideas for life” coming out when I’m searching for 50-inch TVs? Nothing about that tells me they have the product I am looking for. How about searching for the newest Lebrons and seeing an ad for Nike and “Just do it?” Again, nothing of enough substance to makes you want to follow the link.

[4 Of The Best Ad Networks for Publishers]

Good slogans are intended to be memorable and easy to repeat, all while leaving the consumer with a positive image of the brand. This is all well and good for positioning the brand and capturing mind share. When trying to convince searchers to hit a link and buy your product, however, they don’t exactly make for the most compelling argument, especially when questions the prospect has about the offer remain unaddressed.

People Aren’t Searching For Slogans

Say, a customer who has previously bought from you before sees a slogan-centered ad you’re running. The person sees the brand name, the slogan, and a brief mention of the specific product being searched for. Chances are, this individual who already knows your brand has already seen and heard your slogan. What they’re unable to find is more information about the offer in your ad as it relates to their specific search query. In this scenario, the slogan doesn’t really do anything to add clarity to what the prospect is looking for, leading them to look somewhere else that provides just a little more in the way of information.

Things are likely to get even worse with someone who is completely unfamiliar with neither the brand nor the product.

They see the brand, the slogan, and a call to action, but nothing in the way of answering any lingering questions about what a product is, what a store offers, and what kind of advantage they’ll get choosing this offer instead of the one on the link right below it. Slogans may give insight into some of those concerns, although in many common scenarios, they simply don’t.

It’s Worthwhile To Test

Will business slogans ever work in PPC? In some cases, yes. With the right search keywords and the right slogan, it could very well turn out as your best-performing ad. If you think your slogan has the potential to do this for your Adwords campaign, then test it by all means. Do not, however, rest your faith on that catchy tagline blindly. No matter how much you adore that clever slogan you’ve been using in the last five years of your business, it’s just one potential tool in your Adwords copywriting arsenal — one that you should be testing side-by-side with ads that do without it.

The Popularity of YouTube in India

The Popularity of YouTube in India

 

The popularity of YouTube in India

The most popular YouTube videos in India get hundreds of thousands of views every week, attesting to the popularity of the video sharing service in India. Like in the Hollywood-dominated West the popular YouTube videos in India are the latest trailers of new Bollywood releases or the hottest songs from Indian rock stars or musicians.

Tamil actor/singer Dhanush’s “Why this Kolaveri” was perhaps one of the most popular YouTube videos in India and had an impact similar to the one created by the incredibly famous and record breaking YouTube sensation, Gangnam Style by South Korean pop start PSY.

Browsing through YouTube, along with Facebook, is what a majority of Indians do on their mobile phones. India is the fastest growing smartphone market in the world, and most Indian buyers use their ultra-cheap smartphones to watch videos on YouTube.

The Importance of Mobile

Indeed, mobile is the most important part of YouTube’s India strategy, as the company owned by Google focuses on non-PC devices in countries with relatively lower PC and internet penetration such as India. Worldwide, mobile accounts for 25% of YouTube’s daily views, 1 billion in all, and this percentage is much higher in lower income countries such as India, or for that matter, in Africa.

Udemy- Online Courses

India is one of YouTube’s top five markets in the world and hence quite significant. YouTube’s primary focus is to keep growing alongside, as the penetration of smartphones, internet and “smart” DTH television grows in India. The primary focus, as discussed earlier, is on mobile penetration. YouTube plans to take advantage of the rising popularity of YouTube videos in India by integrating YouTube videos with direct-to-home (DTH) television subscriptions provided by Indian companies such as with Airtel, Tata Sky and Dish TV.

Not Just A Bollywood Thing

While the most popular YouTube videos in India have related to Bollywood, it is not necessarily the case that all top content providers in India for YouTube have links to movies to India’s “City of Dreams”.

Harsh Agrawal, of ShoutMeLoud, offers SEO lesson:

There are a plenty of content providers for YouTube in the country who have done remarkably well with their educational videos – such as, “how to change your hard drive”, product review videos – “New Google Nexus 6 Review” or “iPhone 6 Review” or some thrilling videos such as the video of stuntmen in Mumbai performing dangerous acrobatics on a moving train, which became viral, and eventually created a huge political storm, leading to stricter monitoring of Indian trains.

Point is, there is a great hunger in India for new and original videos, interesting videos, and they may have nothing whatsoever to do with Bollywood.

Video Tutorial in Hindi:

YouTube Popularity For Politics

Even politicians in India have taken to YouTube in a big way for their campaigning, none more so than India’s popular prime minister, Narendra Modi. Mr. Modi made YouTube and other social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook the corner stones of his campaigning in the recently concluded election, which he won by a landslide victory. Mr. Modi has been a pioneer in Indian politics and very good with technology – which makes him very popular among India’s young voters. Any YouTube video of the new Indian prime minister’s speeches, was likely to get hundreds of thousands of views. Indeed, fans of the Indian prime minister have a dedicated YouTube channel where his speeches were broadcasted. Hence, it’s not outlandish to suggest that YouTube could claim a small but significant role in Mr. Modi being the prime minister of India today!

YouTube-India Partnerships

Some of the most popular YouTube videos in India have been partnerships. YouTube has had highly successful partnerships with content creators such as the India Comedy Week a few years back, during which over 400 hours of comedy content were hosted by YouTube that featured originals and some all-time favorite TV comedy shows such as Mamman Bhai, Dilli Ki Billi and Shit People Say.

YouTube’s Diverse Language Options

Another important thing done by YouTube is not to cater to India’s most popular languages – Hindi and English – alone. YouTube has made a concerted effort to target speakers of other major Indian languages such as Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Kannada, Bengali, Malyalam, Gujarati, Punjabi as well as various dialects of Hindi such as Bhojpuri and Rajasthani.

Moving Forward

While doing business in India, YouTube has been smarter than many other multinational companies. The big reason for YouTube’s great success in India is how well the US based company has “Indianized” itself and adapted to Indian tastes and sensibilities. And the best part is that, we have seen nothing yet – YouTube will only get stronger and more popular in India over the next few years.

The Evolution of Korean Drama Online

The Evolution of Korean Drama OnlineKorean Drama Online

 

In a previous post, it spoke of how the technologies of today are challenging cable bills. And now, we’re getting quite specific with Korean drama online by way of Viki TV (YouTube page).

What is Viki TV?

Viki TV is a fantastic global television site that has allowed millions of viewers to watch, discover, and even add subtitles to prime time television movies and shows in as many as 200 different languages.

Viki aims to do away with the cultural and language barriers that have stood between the different nations and their media.  It has, through recent years, even reached a global audience of almost 1 billion users!

An Example Of A South Korean Drama

That’s significant, because that’s a large percentage of the entire world’s population of people.  It has a primary focus on Asian media, but also features media from many other countries from around the globe.

Features of Viki TV

Viki allows you to watch, via streaming, premium licensed content in a similar, albeit much more convenient way than other video streaming services.  Viki was actually the first platform that allowed users to add subtitles to videos in real-time, which is what gave it such a great reputation among the global audience.

The subtitling system even allows for multiple languages, boasting subtitles currently in up to 160 different languages.

If you’re interested in free viewing, you can watch many shows and movies on Viki for free, with no charge.   But if you want a more premium membership so that you don’t have to see advertisements, they offer a great price of membership.

Once you subscribe, you’ll never see another advertisement, which streamlines your viewing pleasures.  Its well worth it to many, and it helps to support the bustling movement of globalizing media culture.

What Is Another Example of a Show on Viki?

 

One prevalent show that is getting a lot of attention is Strong Woman Do Bong Soon, played by Park Bo-Young.  It’s an intriguing and hilarious drama/comedy about a young woman named Bong-Soon.  She was born with super human strength, which turns out to be hereditary.

[DramaFever: 6 Reasons Strong Woman Do Bong Soon will hook you until the finale]

Bong-Soon helps a bus driver that is being attacked by some thugs, and a small group of thugs wind up attacking her.  She is very easily able to vanquish them.  During that time, Ahn Min-Hyuk (real name Park Hyung Sik) arrives on the scene and sees Bong-Soon in action.  Since Min-Hyuk is the CEO of a large scale video gaming company, and loves this type of thing, he thinks that Bong-Soon would be an outstanding body guard for himself and his company.

He also decides to offer her a position in the planning department if things turn out well with her as a bodyguard.   The story continues as crimes continue to take place around the neighborhood, and Bong-Soon, along with Min-Hyuk, wind up teaming together to fight crime and solve cases.  Its a really intriguing, hilarious, and fantastic show, and really displays the creativity of Korean dramas and comedies.  Its highly recommended.

A Brief, Recent History of Korean Media

The popularity of Korean dramas has soared over the recent years as a broad global interest in Korean food, music, film, pop stars, and other cultural exports has had a widespread rise.  The Asian media has actually given a name to this, calling it “Hallyu“.

The spread of Korean pop and dramas throughout South, Southeast, and Eastern Asia was at the fore-front of the rise in Korean media popularity since the early 1990’s.

The liberalization of the media in Asia and the importation of Korean programs by the Chinese CCTV was what first showed how successful Korean entertainment could be.  It sparked a huge boom for K-Drama across China.  Since then, the Korean Wave, as they call it, has evolved from simply being a regional development into an entire global phenomenon, which has since been boosted by social media and the internet as a whole.  Korean music videos have even aided in the popularization of K-Media.

In the last 1990s, just before the turn of the century, there was a major financial crisis around Asia.  This led many media lovers to begin dabbling in Korean programming, because at the time it was a cheaper alternative.  They discovered that even though it was less expensive, at less than half of the price of Hong Kong programming, it was not lacking in quality, but was actually in many ways better than what they were used to.

Ever since the early 2000’s, South Korea has steadily climbed its way to the top as a significant exporter of pop culture and tourism, which has actually become a large part of its economic boom.

The increase in popularity of Korean popular culture world-wide has even caused the government of South Korea to support the media industry with funding and subsidies for budding start-up businesses.   A great deal of the Korean Wave’s success can be attributed to social media and social networking sites which gave rise to the Korean entertainment industry’s drama-hungry over seas audiences.

[FinancialPost: How Korea became the world’s coolest brand]

Over the years, the Korean film industry has had such a large interest in becoming a world-wide cultural phenomenon that it even went so far as to start learning from Hollywood, and even used that as a slogan for a while.  They began promoting the media companies as a commercial market, which helped to spark interest from investors and really set things in motion to change the perception of such media to be a very real economic avenue.

Korean drama online 2
The popularity of Korean drama speaks for themselves. Click image to view Viki TV’s “Viki Pass” free trial No Ads page.

Today, much in the case like Bollywood, it’s a thriving industry and something that users from around the globe are using to enhance their daily lives and find joy through incredible shows and movies.

Conclusion

If you are just now learning about Viki TV, or Korean dramas in general, you would definitely benefit from at least taking a trial of their premium services.   No matter where you live, you’ll be able to find something that you will like on Viki TV, and it will probably already have the subtitles available for you to be able to understand the language of the show.

Compared to other media sites, it has far more content for you to enjoy, and you’ll wind up learning about other cultures in the process.  You might even find something that hasn’t been subtitled in your language, and be able to contribute to the growing wealth of knowledge in media and help other uses to be able to enjoy the shows.

Its a wonderful community that crosses the borders between country and culture, and in this day-and-age, anything that brings people closer together is a positive thing.  You can feel good about supporting Viki TV, knowing that you’re helping the world become a much better place to live in.

Head on over to Viki TV now and take a look as you won’t be disappointed.  View their website link at Viki Pass for a free trail.