Dec 08

I recently purchased several Amazon affiliate website products from WP Store, run by Emma and Ryan Powell. I purchased:

WP Store Press – Main ~$10

WP Store Press – 10 Done For You Stores – ~$68

WP Store Press – Azon Active Shop + Complete Xmas Store – ~$99

All of the website offerings were supposed to be “ready to install and make money”. I know better, but figured I could make them work if they had all the bells and whistles.

Well, none of them worked at all without a lot of tweaking and adding plug ins, CSS tweaking, Amazon import problems and many, many other issues. After a week of headaches and extremely poor customer support, I asked for refunds.

WITHIN 10 MINUTES of the request for the refunds, they cut off my access to the products and killed my websites. Of course all of the offers had 30 day guarantees, or stated that “I will personally buy it back” in the offers. But not a word from them, they just cut me off and then played like an ostrich in Australia, where they live, and stuck their head in the sand and never contacted me again.

So, I have filed three complaints with PayPal and waiting for them to  follow up. I also intend to get in touch with Amazon and let them know what those clowns are up to with their Amazon affiliate sites which are basically simple product import modules that do not work and without any type of added value or customization to make them more than cheap affiliate stores.

I am also considering filing a consumer complaint with the FTC and several bad ass attorneys general offices in several states that I know are very aggressive with these types of Internet shams. That is how pissed I am at these clowns.

If you have been scammed by these guys, feel free to contact me via the comment section of this blog post. I will follow up with you. I want to get them banned by PayPal and Amazon.

As far as I am concerned these guys are a totally scamming people with shoddy products and really poor customer service!

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May 24

Two of the things I am frequently asked will be ‘ways to make money online ‘and how to make money online’ as more and more people are planning to start their own online business.  Everyone knows that times are dificult all around the globe right now and many men and women need a second income.

There are numerous ways to make money online and also so much perplexing information to compliment these opportunities. But one thing is for sure, you are very unlikely to grow to be wealthy immediately and you will have to work hard to create a fresh online business. Being consistent and learning as you go will certainly significantly increase your likelihood of success.

You may be concerned about the sharp learning curve that is needed as well as puzzled about which kind of online business to start because there are literally countless ways to make money online. Contrary to popular belief, operating an internet business is easy if you know how to click a mouse button. Just about the simplest business to start online is affiliate marketing which offers so many advantages which I will clarify.

Do you understand that one of the quickest growing as well as most constant year after year  markets on the web is info products. People are daily searching the internet for information for just about everything, from jumping higher to acid reflux, online dating to acne cure. Information websites like EzineArticles and eHow are included in 135 most visited internet sites in the whole universe. The primary online marketplace for information products is ClickBank, ranked in the top 300 most visited sites on the planet, so it illustrates how important these products are.

If you are not sure then affiliate marketing is where you market different peoples goods and get a commission from the ensuing sales. As a good example you can build a website promoting a certain DVD player as an Amazon affiliate and receive 4-5% payment from any sale which results from customers arriving by way of your site. Similarly you could promote a Trade Forex product from Clickbank and be given a commission up to 60% for your efforts.

The simplest and most cost effective way to start as an affiliate marketer would be to have somebody else find the best selling information products and build your sites. All you have to do would be to market your sites and drive traffic to them. More traffic means more site views which will result in more product sales and profits for you. You can get it done all by yourself beginning from scratch but this is not really efficient and can turn out to be frustrating.

There are website creation servicesavailable that will research top selling information products and create your affiliate marketing websites promoting these items. All you need to do would be to register a suitable url of your website after which do simple editing of the web site simply by clicking your mouse button. Your site will be all set for uploading to you web host in a few minutes giving you a lot more time to market the site or even develop another one.  

May 17

If you want good affiliates inside your sector to sign up for your affiliate process and offer your items, you truly have to get out and find them. You could surely promote your affiliate plan on your own personal web site and to get people to join, but the most efficient results happen when you go out and get your own joint venture partners.

You can locate possible partners by finding websites that:

– Have great website visitors

– Have decent sized e-mail lists

– Target your purchasing audience

How do you discover these people?

Go for a favorite search engine and see which websites come up close to the best for the target key phrases.

Examine their ESTIMATED visitors ranking at Alexa.com – this site extremely roughly estimates how well-known a website is depending on traffic and page views. The lower the ranking number, the busier the web site. This just isn’t a foolproof approach, but can be employed like a guideline to compare sites in similar markets.

See which internet sites hyperlink to your competition. Go to Google or Yahoo and kind within the following: website link:yourcompetitorsdomain.com. Just substitute "yourcompetitorsdomain.com" with your competitor’s actual domain identify. The outcomes that show up will probably be sites that link for your competitor. You will potentially discover some good internet sites to partner with right here.

Examine DMOZ.org and also the Yahoo Directory for web sites in an suitable category to your market.

How do you discuss your strategy with these folks?

The frequent method of many site owners would be to send a mass email to entice the webmaster using the lure of commission. Of course, you must make each work to get a initial name to personalize the email and use your Autoresponder to automatically add their identify into your email. Consist of data like their first name, their website URL and any other individual particulars you are able to consist of.

This approach will get you the most partners for the least amount of time and energy. Of course, if you can find some web sites that you Actually desire to say yes, you may require a a lot more private touch. Realize that in competitive markets, these webmasters most likely receive numerous joint venture requests and yours might be sent for the trash, along while using rest.

If you want to be taken seriously:

– Offer to send them your item for free so they can review it – or just mail it to them immediately with no any expectations. Even if they cannot promote your product now, if you treat them cordially, they may just market your merchandise down the line.

– Demonstrate them that you know something about their company and comment particularly on some of the projects they’re operating on or some of their products that you have purchased

– Do some thing for them very first. List them being a recommended resource in your site, etc., and tell them about it.

– Pick up the phone and create a relationship. Possibly you can offer to promote his or her product very first, instead of asking for a favor straight away. Don’t be in a rush to have them to market your product or you might just burn your bridges completely.

– Display them proven results of other affiliates or illustrate how well your website converts site visitors to sales. Help them develop an appealing web page; recommend them to use a free web template for example.

Overall, understand that you’re possibly going to get a great deal of "Nos" before you get to the "Yesses". Do not take it personally since folks are busy and they can’t promote each merchandise that comes their way. Just be open to developing relationships as that’s the best long-term strategy in acquiring great JV partners.

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