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  1. The Traffic Source Doesn’t Suck…You Do
    Posted By Charles Ngo on 05/23/2016

    Here’s the #1 most annoying mindset I see newbies have in affiliate marketing (according to me getting 150+ questions a day through my email). They think there’s some “magic” or “secret” traffic source or vertical out there. If all they do is get on the right traffic source, then they’ll all of a sudden be on […]

  2. One of the “levers” in making a campaign more profitable is your landing page. After someone clicks on your ad, your landing page is the “salesman” that converts the “curious” into a lead / sale. The higher the conversion rate on your page, the more money you make. You can see that having a great […]

  3. The Ultimate Guide To Using Emojis In Email Marketing
    Posted By Caitlynn Cush on 05/17/2016

    A goofy looking smiley face. An airplane. A star. Even a rocketship or cute looking cat with hearts for eyes. No, I’ve not gone mad, I’m talking about the likelihood that you have probably seen one or more of these as part of email subject lines in your inbox. While emojis are fairly new, symbols […]

  4. Tweetdeck-Logo-e1416424850708Holy Cow Batman! Twitter Inc just made a big announcement that will probably be a game changer for some people out in Twitter land. The social media has said they will soon stop counting photos and links as part of its 140 character limit for messages. The change is said to happen over the next […]

  5. What Can Entrepreneurs Learn From Millennial Buying Habits?
    Posted By Caitlynn Cush on 05/17/2016

    millennial-generation-workplace-casual-620px-620x412It is generally an accepted belief that Millennials live their lives on the internet.  We have all witnessed the familiar behavior – hunched over their iPhones, iPads, Droids, etc. It might be assumed that they even do most of their shopping via mobile apps.   New data, however, suggests that the buying habits of the […]

  6. Viva Las Vegas Prizes This May
    Posted By Heather Brama on 05/04/2016

    Bet365’s Spring Missions are turning up the heat this month with four €5,000 Trips to Las Vegas included in the mix! The trips are just the beginning of what bet365 has to offer in their prize pool worth over €100,000. The Spring Missions are running now through May 29th at 19:44 GMT. Each week daily... Read more »

  7. How to Create Blog Posts Influencers Love [Infographic]
    Posted By Caitlynn Cush on 05/03/2016

    This has been said many times before:  You could create the greatest, most riveting of all content in the world, but what is the point if no one sees it? It’s a proven fact that 41.67% of bloggers measure their site’s success and influence by how many social media shares it receives. With this knowledge at […]

  8. Adblock Plus Pushing to Have You Pay to Use the Internet
    Posted By Caitlynn Cush on 05/03/2016

    Adblock Plus, one of the most popular ad blocking services, is now openly being referred to as the Scrooge of the internet by more than just publishers and advertisers. The company is now teaming up with Swedish microdonation startup Flattr to try and help more of us online “workers” get paid for our work. The idea […]

  9. Ways Your Business Can Save On Credit Card Processing Fees
    Posted By Caitlynn Cush on 05/03/2016

    Vector illustration of e-commerce flat design concept.Let’s face it, unless you are completely entrenched in the world of Affiliate Marketing and only push commissioned product, your business probably accepts credit card payments in one for or another.  And like with most services, this too comes with a fee.  Typical merchant account companies can charge up to a 5% hefty fee on […]

  10. Use of a Competitor’s Trademark in a Domain Name
    Posted By Richard Newman on 04/25/2016

    cybersquattingCybersquatting is closely related to trademark infringement and trademark dilution.  A person engages in cybersquatting when he/she registers, uses or sells an Internet domain name with the intent to profit from it either by ransoming the domain name back to the trademark owner or by using the domain name to divert business from the trademark […]

  11. Do you follow politics?  Are you a strong Left or Right?  Either way, I’m certain that you haven’t been able to get through this election year without picking up on other people’s personal opinions regarding the candidates and/or issues at hand. This brings to mind that SEO can be a whole lot like a presidential […]

  12. tax-refund12Tax season isn’t just about the dreaded process of filing your business taxes, but it’s also a opportunity to boost your sales.  By using tax time promotions, offers and tie-ins you can add some dollars to your bottom line. Here are a few ideas that you might want to implement while this tax season is […]

  13. 5 Mistakes To Avoid In Your Outbound Emails
    Posted By Caitlynn Cush on 04/19/2016

    1200x400Email, even to this day, continues to be our primary means of communicating with our audience. Because of this, it is more important than ever to make certain your brand is reflected in every email that is sent. Unfortunately, we (marketers as a whole) seem to be getting worse rather than better when it comes […]

  14. It took 2 months of me working daily The efforts of 12+ people And over 5-figures of my own money …but the Newbie FastTrack’s done! This was by far one of the hardest projects I’ve ever done. Try running an affiliate marketing team, running AFFcelerator, keeping up with the branding, and creating an online course. It’s tough! […]

  15. How to Create Content that Converts [Infographic]
    Posted By Caitlynn Cush on 04/05/2016

    I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. Content is key! If you want to be someone in this business, you need to learn the in’s and out’s of creating not only good, but great content.  Either to promote yourself, your own personal product, or your clients.  Content marketing has seemingly become one of […]

  16. 5 Hard Truths of Social Media Marketing
    Posted By Caitlynn Cush on 04/05/2016

    Hand writing Social Media Marketing with white chalk on blackboard.As an experienced internet marketer, you already know the importance of social media.  However, even some of the most experienced online marketers are only human and therefore make mistakes via social media now and then. That’s why even though we have covered some of these simple do’s and don’ts in the past, I thought it […]

  17. Avoid These Common 3 Business Tax Mistakes
    Posted By Caitlynn Cush on 04/05/2016

    Horizontal photo of mature man relaxing, head position on tax forms, while working on his taxes with calculator with other office equipment in backgroundUgh.  Yup, it’s that time of year again.  Tax time! No one, not even small businesses, want to pay more taxes than they have to.  Smart taxpayers prep themselves with valuable knowledge so that they can cut their tax bill down as low as it will go.  They think about their taxes not only when […]

  18. California Online Poker: Can Legalization Happen In 2016?
    Posted By Dustin Gouker on 03/24/2016

    California will take another stab at legalizing and regulating online poker this year, in what might be the best opportunity in recent years.

    The post California Online Poker: Can Legalization Happen In 2016? appeared first on Play CA.

  19. SEO is an integral part of any digital marketing effort (or should be).  That being said, any online marketer knows that we must always be ready to adjust our perspective with the constantly changing world of internet & SEO. Often marketers have a slight sense of trepidation when going against Google, but most of the […]

  20. The 15 Best Podcasts for Business Owners
    Posted By Caitlynn Cush on 03/22/2016

    CommutersIn the current day, when you barely have time to swipe a cup of coffee from your Keurig, Podcasts have become a pivotal tool for the busy entrepreneur. They are both quick and easy to digest, especially for those with longer commutes.  And best yet? They cover a whole gambit of topics. Inc.com has put […]

  21. Starting a Business With Little Or No Money
    Posted By Caitlynn Cush on 03/22/2016

    Startup Business. Flat design illustration. Businessman on a rocketYou are either excited about this idea or just fascinated with the idea of launching and growing your very own enterprise.  No, I’m not talking about the Star Trek variety.  You want to own your own company.   In order to accomplish this seemingly daunting task, you know that some risks will have to be […]

  22. Don’t Miss the Madness on bet365
    Posted By Heather Brama on 03/12/2016

    This March, players on bet365 are catching the Madness that can only be caused by prizes worth over €100,000! There are still two weeks left of the March Madness weekly missions on bet365, a promotion running now through March 27th. The brand new game Six Plus Hold’em is featured in a weekly €6,000 freeroll. Players gain... Read more »

  23. Exclusive Tourneys Set Up Now!
    Posted By Heather Brama on 03/11/2016

    Score a free ride to the April 3, 2016 Grand Prix Poker Tour Online event! Several country specific tournaments have now been listed on partypoker. Limited entrants per country means you’ll play with an even greater chance to win! Each tournament will award at least 1 ticket to the Grand Prix Poker Tour online event happening... Read more »

  24. In the world of business, anyone can become a successful business owner, CEO, or executive. It’s more about the person’s passion, determination, and know-how than their gender, race or even sexual orientation.  With that being said, the it’s still very much a male dominated industry. Times are swiftly changing though, women are now beginning to quickly […]

  25. ipad4The Supreme Court on Monday refused to review an appeals court’s original decision that Apple had conspired with five different book publishers to raise the prices of digital books. This means they are still on the line to pay out $450 million as part of the settlement.  The court’s decision not to hear the appeal leaves in […]

  26. 5 Habits of The Most Highly Productive People
    Posted By Caitlynn Cush on 03/08/2016

    productiveGrowing up and all through early adulthood, I vowed to hate anyone that was labeled as a “morning person.”  You know those folks that just naturally wake up all skipper, happy, and ready to conquer the day. There are not only “morning people” but those that even if they do hit the snooze button a […]

  27. California Online Poker Bill Details AB 2863
    Posted By John Mehaffey on 02/29/2016

    AB 2863 is a new bill to regulate online poker in California. Learn more about what the bill entails and its concessions to the CA horse racing industry.

    The post California Online Poker Bill Details AB 2863 appeared first on Play CA.

  28. PAS.net Exclusive: Gold Bars at partypoker
    Posted By Heather Brama on 02/26/2016

    Looking to set yourself apart from other partypoker Affiliates? Through PAS.net, you can have an ultimate advantage over the competition with Gold Bars, an exclusive cashback program not available anywhere else. Whether you want to reactivate players you’ve lost or incentivize your current grinders to play harder and longer by offering extra rewards, we recommend taking advantage of... Read more »

  29. How to Achieve More /w Less Effort
    Posted By Charles Ngo on 02/26/2016

    Do you know why I’m so obsessed with productivity?It’s because I’m lazy. Seriously. I wanna know how I can achieve the most results, with the least amount of effort involved.And what’s the biggest waste of energy?Working on things that don’t make much of an impact on your goals. Sounds like common sense right? Yet I […]

  30. 12 Steps to Becoming A Google AdWords Expert [Infographic]
    Posted By Caitlynn Cush on 02/23/2016

    adwords1Whatever type of marketing business you are running, Google AdWords can be the key to pushing your product, service, or promotion right in front of highly targeted traffic.  This of course ultimately equates to more sales and conversions. Leveraging Google AdWords, one of the largest paid advertising platforms available, will ensure that you get improved exposure […]

  31. The war between Apple and the FBI just heated up AGAIN!
    Posted By Caitlynn Cush on 02/23/2016

    applefbiThe tug of war game between Apple Inc. and the FBI continued Sunday as FBI Director James Comey said forcing Apple to help unlock the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters is “no big deal.” “We simply want the chance, with a search warrant, to try to guess the terrorist’s passcode without the phone […]

  32. photodune-5842404-call-to-action--xsRead this whole blog post and you will be rewarded with a million dollars! If only it were that simple.  Hell, all of our subscribers would probably read through more than once.   Let’s face it though, you could write the most effective, emotionally alluring, and efficient copy of your life but if your call-to-action […]

  33. The AFFcelerator Newbie Challenge…Coming Soon!
    Posted By Charles Ngo on 02/23/2016

    I’m excited to announce that me and the AFFcelerator team are working on a new newbie course. I get a lot of emails from newbies, and I noticed a common theme kept coming up – there’s not enough material for people 100% brand new to affiliate marketing. I’m talking about the people who are starting out […]

  34. $5 MILLION POWERFEST – partypoker
    Posted By Heather Brama on 02/18/2016

    Things are heating up at partypoker with a $5,000,000 Powerfest event. You read that right, FIVE MILLION DOLLARS in guaranteed prize pools will run over a 4 week period at partypoker during the 2016 Powerfest. The Power Series makeover is out to impress players starting February 21st and running through March 20th. The 98 tournaments will include... Read more »

  35. Ways to Organize Your Workspace [Infographic]
    Posted By Caitlynn Cush on 02/09/2016

    Working from home can be much more of a drain on your time and energy than working from a traditional office if you don’t stay on top of your work environment. No matter what your chosen profession is; blogger, graphic artist, or internet marketer, it’s important to organize your home office in a way that […]

  36. Instagram Finally Made Toggling Between Accounts Possible
    Posted By Caitlynn Cush on 02/09/2016

    Instagram social mediaThose of us that have more than one Instagram account will soon be able to switch between them at the touch of a button. It’s highly likely that as a business owner or soloprenuer that you have an Instagram account.  In the same breath it’s highly likely that you, like me, also have a personal […]

  37. 5 Ways to Increase Your Social Media ROI
    Posted By Caitlynn Cush on 02/09/2016

    Hand writing Social Media Marketing with white chalk on blackboard.Social media marketing can be both a huge boost to your business or purely a pain in your side that will leave you feeling like a trip to the ER is needed STAT. It seems to be one of those potential earning avenues that carries a rather large gathering on both sides of the fence. […]

  38. world communication second editionOn February 2, 2016, the European Union and U.S. negotiators announced an agreement in principle to replace the invalidated U.S.-EU Safe Harbor framework in furtherance of permitting the transfer of personal data to the U.S. The new EU-U.S. Privacy Shield includes clear safeguards to be put in place by the U.S. government for preserving the […]

  39. Top 3 Reasons Your Brand Should Give Snapchat A Chance
    Posted By Caitlynn Cush on 02/05/2016

    The logo of mobile app "Snapchat" is displayed on a tablet on January 2, 2014 in Paris. Hackers broke into Snapchat, the hugely popular mobile app, accessing the phone numbers and usernames of 4.6 million users and publishing them online, tech news website TechCrunch has announced.     AFP PHOTO / LIONEL BONAVENTURELIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images ** OUTS - ELSENT, FPG, TCN - OUTS * NM, PH, VA if sourced by CT, LA or MoD **Back in April 2009, celebrity Ashton Kutcher beat out top brands such as CNN to become the first person with one million followers on Twitter. All this hype surrounding his challenge served as a catalyst in helping Twitter move from some might say a tween niche network to a mainstream communication tool.   Is Snapchat […]

  40. Photo of a American Football field 50 yard line.Just like the 300 pound lineman, we can all use a little push from time to time. Perseverance. Adversity. Triumph. Defeat. This time of year, we see it all left on the field, as football season is officially upon us. As a major business, football generates billions of dollars of revenue worldwide. But as in […]

  41. How to Re-Engage a Dormant Subscriber List [Infographic]
    Posted By Caitlynn Cush on 02/05/2016

    1200x400It often comes as quite surprise to most companies when they find out that 60% of subscribers in the average email list are dormant. For a company with 20,000 email subscribers, that’s 12,000 emails that have dropped off. In the email marketing world, losing subscribers is close to something like – death.  Ok, ok.  I’m being […]

  42. 7 Ways to Improve How You Make Decisions in Life
    Posted By Charles Ngo on 02/04/2016

    Your life is the result of your decisions. If that’s the case then wouldn’t it make sense to improve your ability to make better choices in life? It’s surprising that most people don’t even think about how they make decisions. And things can become worse because people will avoid making a choice because they’re scared […]

  43. Why Aren’t More Affiliate Marketers Building Lists?
    Posted By Charles Ngo on 01/28/2016

    What do you think is the biggest downside of being an affiliate marketer? Common answers I’ve heard: The competition ripping your campaigns The up and down of the industry Working alone all day in your basement They’re all valid. My #1 downside would be that most of us aren’t building any long-term assets. Some Americans are […]

  44. The Ngo and A4D Meetup in San Diego 2016
    Posted By Charles Ngo on 01/27/2016

    I’m coming back to San Diego again for the 2016 Traffic & Conversions Summit. And after last year’s successful Ngo and A4D Meetup, we’re throwing another one! Just like last year, me and my good friend Jason Akatiff from A4D will be putting the event together for San Diego’s huge affiliate hub. The event will […]

  45. Getting Things Done in a Distracted World
    Posted By Charles Ngo on 01/21/2016

    My ability to concentrate has been getting destroyed the past decade. I do everything right externally: I block social media when I’m working, and I’m working in focused time blocks. But what about the internal distractions? In the middle of a work session, my mind will feel this “itch.” I wanna check the latest replies to […]