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Apply These 5 Secret Techniques To Improve Affiliate Marketing

Apply These 5 Secret Techniques To Improve Affiliate Marketing

If you’re here, it’s quite likely that you’re a beginner to affiliate marketing, or that you’re familiar with affiliate marketing but your earnings are less than impressive.

Affiliate marketing is so much more than just link dropping (adding links to text within posts). Trust me, I know. It was a hard learning curve. People don’t just randomly click on links anymore. Some do, but they’re not compelled to buy.

 

Apply These 5 Secret Techniques To Improve Affiliate Marketing earnings with these 5 secret tips if you are interested in affiliate marketing for beginners. Not only that, get access to 30 great affiliate programs for crafters to join!1. You Need To Have A Strategy In Place

 

That was a tough one for me to get my head around. Ever since I started blogging, I knew that I wanted to earn big money through affiliate marketing but in my best month ever, I received £400ish. I remember the day I checked my account! My heart was going crazy, and I was so excited. Replicating that has been tough.
That was until I decided to invest in learning all that I possibly could about affiliate marketing. Through books like Carolina King & Suzy Whitford’s Amazon book that teaches you how to earn through the Amazon Associates program and How To Earn Your First Affiliate Sale via Pinterest in 24 Hours (which worked a treat!). Finally, diving head first into Making Sense Of Affiliate Marketing – you can save $28 on the course if you purchase before Sunday using the code MAY28! Trust me when I tell you, that you will not be disappointed with your investment.

 

Making Sense Of Affiliate Marketing

Michelle teaches the strategy behind affiliate marketing. You aren’t promised about making loads of money immediately.. you are taught the strategies behind affiliate marketing so that you can apply it to your blog or business. There’s a lot of content in the course, and the only problem is that you will want to implement everything immediately. I’m in the process of updating old posts on my craft blog and applying bit by bit strategies.

There are lots of worksheets and ongoing support in a private Facebook group for students. Michelle is also great at responding to emails (in my case it was within 24 hours).

There are also bonus strategies from famous affiliate queens like Rosemarie Groener and Justine Grey (who teaches you how to get accepted into ANY affiliate program!).

Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing is a great course to take, especially if you are a brand new blogger. By implementing everything you learn here, you will start off blogging the correct way.

 

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2. You Should Treat Affiliate Links Like They’re Your Products

 

And promote them as such. You should know your products inside and out. Concentrate on providing value with your post. Try to remember to ask “what is my reader going to take away from this post?”, check out this post that teaches you how to create quality content with free post template, post planner & checklist.

If you’re a crafter, who wants to find the best affiliate programs to join, download the free PDF outlining 30 of the best affiliate programs to join if you have a craft blog.

 

Apply These 5 Secret Techniques To Improve Affiliate Marketing earnings with these 5 secret tips if you are interested in affiliate marketing for beginners. Not only that, get access to 30 great affiliate programs for crafters to join!


 

3.Learn Everything You Can About Creating Compelling Call’s To Action

 

Creating compelling calls to action is something I have struggled with and still struggle. It takes a lot of brainstorming for me to come up with something I think is a good Call To Action (CTA for short) and even they can fall flat. It’s at times like this where I head over to my favourite Facebook Group “Affiliate Ace” run by Justine Grey and ask for feedback. h

Alternatively, you can read any number of incredible articles to help you!
5 Ways To Write Magnetic Call’s To Action
How To Create The Perfect Call To Action

 

Apply These 5 Secret Techniques To Improve Affiliate Marketing earnings with these 5 secret tips if you are interested in affiliate marketing for beginners. Not only that, get access to 30 great affiliate programs for crafters to join!

 

4. Track All Of Your Affiliate Links

You should add Event tracking in your Google Analytics so that you can track which of your posts are making you money. Most affiliate programs should allow for link tracking. However, there are certain programs, like Amazon Associates that don’t show you which posts your sales have come from unless you added precise tracking when building links. And honestly, who remembers to do that all of the time? Especially when you use a plugin like EasyAzon or the Amazon publisher Chrome extension.

Apply These 5 Secret Techniques To Improve Affiliate Marketing earnings with these 5 secret tips if you are interested in affiliate marketing for beginners. Not only that, get access to 30 great affiliate programs for crafters to join!

5. Brainstorm Unique Ways To Experiment with Affiliate links

 

Justine Grey has an excellent post on her blog with 31 ways you can experiment with affiliate links with a free planner. In my experience, affiliate marketing is all about always testing and tweaking, testing and tweaking. You don’t just have to drop links into your posts. Providing value and offering solutions to problems with products you have used is the way to go.

 

Getting into the mindset of an affiliate marketer, who is determined to make money through affiliate marketing and developing a strategy will improve income exponentially. You don’t have to change site niche to make money from affiliate marketing.

 

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20 Mistakes You Could Be Making When You’re Setting Goals


20 Mistakes You Could Be Making When You’re Setting Goals

The title of this post promises so much doesn’t it? Well, guess what, it’s all possible. I’m here to help with goal setting.
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“If you dream it, you can achieve it.” – Zig Ziglar

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If you dream it then you can achieve it. Motivational Poster for Work! Learn how to set goals properly and avoid these mistakes.
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(Does anyone else finish “if you can dream it” with a rather famous R Kelly song? I did. That shows how cultured I am. I’m all about Space Jam)
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Do not be afraid to dream big!
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I’m a dreamer, always have been and always will be.
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I am constantly thinking of ideas and I have notebooks full of craft project ideas and blog posts.
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How do I figure out which ones to pursue?
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I ask why.
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Why am I doing this and how does it get me closer to my end goal?
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Of course, I don’t always do things because they’re moving me towards a specific goal.
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Look for the Answer inside your question - Rumi Quote. Learn how to set smarter goals for your business and not make any of these mistakes when it comes to setting goals.
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“Look for the answer inside your question” – Rumi

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Let’s begin with the goal setting mistakes you could be making:

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1. You don’t ask why you’re setting a goal

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Meditating, journaling and yoga make me happy. They’re good for my mental health, which in turn is good to keep me on track to achieve goals in other areas of my life.
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When you set a goal, think about the end goal and why you want to achieve it.
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2. You don’t set goals That Excite Or Motivate you

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If your goal is to go to the Bahamas, but it means you have to work longer hours in a crappy job, what should you do?
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Get a stunning picture of the Bahamas and set it as wallpaper on all your electronics.
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Print out a stock photo of the Bahamas.
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What do you need to get to the Bahamas?
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Answer: More money.

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How do you get more money?
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Is your goal to quit that crapola job and work from home?
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Take some time to meditate or at least relax and visualise how you want your future to look.
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Do you want to have a fantastic home office?
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Space where you are constantly motivated and happy to be in?
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Find some amazing craft rooms and post them up on your walls to remind you, that is where you want to be.
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Remember that you are 100% more likely to achieve your goal if you are really excited about the outcome. (Full disclosure, I completely made that percentage up. But I believe it! Is that enough?!)
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Napoleon Hill Quote - Learn how to set smarter goals for your business and not make any of these mistakes when it comes to setting goals.
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“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” Napoleon Hill

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3. You don’t break your goals down into actionable steps (short term goals)

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If you apply a timeframe to your action steps, then you’re flying sunshine!
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The more detailed your actionable steps are, the more likely you are to be successful.
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Not setting actionable steps means that you are simply going to fail.
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Set actionable steps/short term goals that will help you reach your big goal.
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4. You don’t accept that failure is possible

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The truth is, if you don’t set the steps above and accept that you might fail, you are going to be so disappointed.
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For example; people who think that new years resolutions don’t work.
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The reason they don’t work is that people treat it as a wish list more than a “goals they will actually achieve” list.
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You may have guessed by now, but I’m a #goalgetter.
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I set goals every quarter.
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Then I review said goals at the end of every quarter.
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Reassess and adjust my goals accordingly.
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5. Don’t set a time frame to complete their goals.

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If your goal is to start a blog and start earning money within three months, that gives you 12 weeks to plan.
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Download your free blog planner right here or sign up and start your blog in seven days! Or… Three weeks.
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It is entirely possible to do that.
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I did it with this very blog.
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It was my goal in January to start this blog, fill it with content and launch it before the end of the first quarter.
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Done.
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Now it’s time to set goals for the next quarter that will be reviewed at the end of the four months.
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6. You don’t write your goals down.

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It baffles me how people expect to achieve anything when it isn’t written down and visible.
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If something isn’t in front of me and I’m not reminded of it, I forget all about it.
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Sometimes my home office is more like a scene from Memento, but that’s because I struggle with memory problems due to chronic medical conditions (you can read all about them right here).
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Despite my memory problems, my medical conditions and my disability I am still crushing goals.
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So why the fudge aren’t you?
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If I can do it, you certainly can.
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7. You Make Too Many Goals

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Have you ever written a list of goals you’d love to achieve and it ends up looking like a grocery list?
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I’ve done that.
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And instantly felt overwhelmed.
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At that stage, I wouldn’t be surprised if you abandoned your list altogether.
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But it’s okay, it’s just a starting off point.
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8. You don’t prioritise your goals

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At the grocery list stage, you want to determine which of your goals are most important.
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To do this, you need to go back to step one and ask why.
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Why are you setting your goal?
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What is your overall goal?
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Is it to make more money?
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Then your first goal should be to do whatever will make you the most money immediately. And organise from there.
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I find that at this stage, it is best to make a priorities matrix.
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I use a huge poster board like this, and these multicoloured neon post-its,washi tape and a sharpie.
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9. You haven’t figured out how to measure your goal

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What does success mean in relation to the goal you want to set?
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Is your goal to have a blog, with content, ready to launch?
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Is it having your first 1k in blog traffic?
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You need to figure out what will equal success.
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18 Time management tips to make you insanely productive

18 Time management tips to make you insanely productive

It’s fashionable to multitask nowadays; it’s what I was taught was the status quo. Unfortunately, multi-tasking is much like doing lots of things badly. Increasing my productivity was top of my list when I decided that I wanted to monetise my blog. It was time to impart these time management tips to you.

My medical conditions mean that I don’t have a lot of energy so the time I do have, is precious.

I know that is the same story for Mum bloggers too.

The people who tend to multitask subscribe to the idea that “staying busy” means you’re working hard but being busy isn’t necessarily working hard.

You want to work smarter and not harder.

This is especially true for you if your time is precious.

I’ve known for a long time that multi-tasking does not work. You tend to achieve very little and what you do achieve, tends to happen very slowly.

 

Working Smarter, Not Harder

It’s an oldie but a goodie.

When there is something that I need to achieve, I write it on a post-it note and put it on my productivity matrix**.

Seeing the task on a post-it note helps me to determine whether or not it’s an urgent task, what the ROI will be if I should delegate the task or schedule it for further down the time.

Managing my time isn’t about squeezing as many tasks into my spare time as possible. Otherwise, I would get nothing done.

It’s about simplifying how I work, doing things more efficiently, and relieving any potential stress.

I compiled this list of tips to help you become an efficient blogger

There are a plethora of books and tips for you to organise your world so that you can be made more effective in work and life but these tips are things that help me personally.

Read through the tips and figure out which may be very helpful for you to do and try them out.

On A Daily Basis, I might have a list of 10 things on a To Do list, but I aim to achieve 3.

If I don’t achieve any more than 3, I don’t beat myself up about it.

There are enough hours in a day for everything you’d like to do; you just need to figure out your most important tasks first.

 

How do I improve concentration and increase my productivity?

 

1. Complete most important task first.

Considered a golden rule of time management.

Also known as ‘Eating That Frog’ by the King of productivity – Brian Tracy.

Eat That Frog! is all about overcoming procrastination and learning to manage your time.

It’s perfectly normal to feel drowned in work, but when you learn to “eat your frogs” – meaning do your most important tasks first – you’ll work more efficiently and be happier too.

2. Forgive Yourself

My husband was always creating To Do lists of things he wanted to achieve; sometimes there were about twenty items on the list, and if he didn’t achieve them all in one day he would become furious.

I watched him becoming angry one day, and I was scowling as he ranted.

“Wha?!”

“How long would it take you to do each of the tasks on that list and do them properly?”

The answer was… longer than 24 hours if you plug in eating, showering and sleeping.

This was when I taught him the all important lesson of aiming for 3 of those things and forgiving yourself when you don’t do more than 3.

He became much more efficient with his time and to do lists after that and a lot kinder to himself.

3. Get A Good Nights Sleep

Because of my medical conditions, if I don’t get a deep sleep and wake up naturally, I become completely useless and have to write the day of completely.

If I write on a day like that, nine times out of ten, I have to rewrite on another day.

On those days I do tasks that require very little brain power and just give into it in the hope that the next day will be much more productive.

The number of times I read about people staying up to 3 am to work on a post or a product.. it baffles me.

Arianna Huffington has tried her best to wake people up to the power of sleep in her series of books.

When you are well rested, you become much more efficient and productive in your output.

I cannot emphasise enough, how much you need a good nights sleep.

4. Learn To Say No.

When I was diagnosed with my condition, it was obvious from the beginning that my energy levels were little to non-existent.

I didn’t have a choice about whether or not I said ‘no’ to things.

Physically, if I did something, I would become so exhausted my body would shut down completely.

Saying ‘no’ is one of my favourite things to do.

I don’t mind being selfish because when I’m looking after myself, I’m investing in my future and the future of my family.

Regarding productivity, saying no to things that will just waste your time can give YOU more time to work on the things that you want to work on!

5. Eliminate distractions

There are a lot of things in our lives that make us insanely unproductive and can distract easily.

1. To write without being distracted, I start with a clean desk.
2. Turn off notifications
3. Close your email provider (infant, try checking your email once or twice a day, you will be amazed how much more productive you become)
4. Set your daily priorities in the morning, or better yet, at the end of your day for the next morning.
5. Try to make your computer a distraction-free place; empty the bin, organise your folders and install an extension to ensure you are only able to open about five tabs at a time. For Chrome, you can install XTab https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/xtab/amddgdnlkmohapieeekfknakgdnpbleb?hl=en
6. Use Pomello and Trello or a regular timer set to 25 minutes.
7. Listen to binaural beats (check Spotify or youtube) and listen using headphones
8. Close the door
9. Make sure you have plenty of water to stay hydrated
10. Get up every 25 minutes and stretch your legs

How to become insanely productive with these tips that are proven to work.

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6 Steps To Creating Share-Worthy Content!

6 Steps To Creating Share-Worthy Content!

Before you even consider launching your blog, you need to create at least ten pieces of content, so people have the option of perusing.

 

The very first tip I have is; always remember to be as authentic as possible.

 

Use your voice to share your advice and opinions and don’t be afraid of using it!

 

I learnt the hard way that by trying to please everyone, you end up pleasing no-one.

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