Show Me The Money – Top 5 Google AdSense Alternatives

This is a guest post by Jacob E. Dawson. As a blogger in a competitive and increasingly saturated market, it can be hard to continually create magnetic content, build a community and increase your skill level. On top of that, earning money through a blog is no longer a shoe-in – it's an ongoing challenge, and for a lot of bloggers Google's AdSense is the only life-support system they have for their writing projects. There's something you should know: AdSense isn't the only option for … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Check Your Online Reputation

This is a guest post by Peter Nevins. You have traffic, but no leads. What could be the problem? Maybe your online reputation is killing you. From bad reviews to malicious forum posts to negative word of mouth, your reputation precedes you for good or for ill. Photo Credit: John Uhri of Sketch Note Artist on Flickr. The only way to increase sales, when this happens, is to tackle the issue head on. But first, you have to find the problem. Then you have to fix it. Here's how to do … [Read more...]

How to Start Networking When You Don’t Know a Single Person on the Internet

This is a guest post by Mandy Kilinskis. When I joined my company's marketing team a little more than a year ago, I was told, more or less, to start reading blogs, commenting on them, and seeking out guest posts. My reaction? Comment-who? Network-where? Guest post-what? I was new to the marketing/blogging community and had absolutely no idea where to start. Sound familiar? Here's the secret: regardless of your niche, you have to start with good, old-fashioned networking and … [Read more...]

How to Leverage the Potential of Blogger Outreach

This is a guest post by Pratik Dholakiya. Blogger outreach is reaching out to the blogger community to create a relationship that involves you having regular, constructive and mutually beneficial contact with them. What this means is that you keep communicating with bloggers regularly and don't just get in touch with them, when you want a guest blog to be posted. I think of blogger outreach not from the perspective of an online marketer, but somebody who actually wants to strike up a … [Read more...]

Izzonet Review – What Sets Izzonet Apart as an eCommerce Solutions Provider

This is a sponsored post from IzzoNet, an eCommerce Solutions Software provider. As an eCommerce solutions provider, IzzoNet strives to provide their clients with both basic and advance needs. While that is true, they have their strengths and limitations still. There are a lot of eCommerce solutions in the market and all of them have their pros and cons. Your choice will depend on what you need the most in your online shopping cart. Some packages have great marketing tools while others … [Read more...]

How to Create a Sales Page for Your Own Products

This is a guest post by Karl Staib. Have you ever tried selling a product or service on your blog? Then you know how maddening a sales page can be. What do you say? How long should it be? How do I actually convince someone to buy my product? You've probably seen some really good sales pages and it almost looks easy. That is until you actually try to do one yourself. I've sat, stood and paced in front of a blank screen for days, not sure where to start. That's why I'm here … [Read more...]

How to Use AIDA, ROI and KISS to Boost Your Sales

This is a guest post by Jani Seneviratne. Are you tired of your copy being ignored by prospects? Are you searching for a proven way to create copy that is well optimized for sales? AIDA, ROI and KISS were first coined by advertisers and an engineer but have since been applied to the online marketing industry. Some copywriters have adapted the formulas to suit their own personal tastes whilst some argue that these formulas are outdated and have disregarded them all together. Despite the … [Read more...]

How to React to Comments for Your Reputation Management

This is a guest post by Jay Buerck. You've been following the conversation about your brand using one of the many monitoring tools available to help you manage and monitor your online reputation and now it has caught wind of a few negative comments or posts about you or your company. Photo Credit No one likes to discover negative comments and reviews but many times it is the price of doing business. While you can't please everyone all the time it still stings a little when you see … [Read more...]

Google AdWords – Easy Tips for Bloggers and Small Business Owners

This is a guest post by Ivan Dimitrijevic. Google AdWords is one of the most popular ways of online advertising. Even though it is easy to set up and anyone can make an AdWords account, it has proven to be rather difficult to optimize for good results. Here, we offer you some tricks of the trade that might help you optimize, maintain, and improve your advertising campaign. How to Improve Your Keywords If you don't choose the right keywords or your ad, then it's going to either not get … [Read more...]

The Truth About You, Your College Degree and Your Job

This is a guest post and video by Farnoosh Brock of Prolific Living. Too many times in my engineering degree, I felt frustrated and unhappy. Many more times in my 11-year corporate career, I felt trapped, discouraged and miserable. And I did absolutely nothing about it. Well, that's not entirely true. I griped. I complained. I wallowed in my own self-pity. I gossiped with my co-workers about the unfairness of it all, but in hindsight, I did nothing useful, nothing that helped me leave … [Read more...]