Affiliate Marketing

Top 3 Tips For Writers To Generate Income

Content, especially original content is gold on the Internet, however, if you don’t know what to do with that content, you won’t be able to use it to generate additional revenue streams for your business.  There are many traditional writers out there who are very frustrated with how the Internet has changed their livelyhood.  They are now competing with writers who are willing to write for free and are slowly seeing their means of getting paid to do writing (especially providing content for online media sources such as blogs and other online publications) quickly diminishing.  That way of making a living is going the way of the dinosaur in most cases.  Sure, there are still some opportunities available for the traditional paid writing gigs, but they are not as prevalent as they used to be, and the pay isn’t what it used to be either.

So what is a writer to do?  A writer (a good writer especially) doesn’t realize that they are a walking gold mine unto themselves, and even though their original means of making a living are disappearing, new ways of making a living have sprung up that actually provide much greater potential in revenue.   There is one major reason for this increase in potential.  That reason is due to the fact that as a writer, you no longer have to exchange hours of your writing for dollars.  Let’s face it, with the traditional methods, you would get paid per job.  You can only do so many jobs because there are only so many hours in a day.  An enterprising writer could use interns to expand their job capacity, however if you are your brand, you put that at risk by […]

New Tactic Needed for Amazon Affiliates

If you haven’t heard by now, Amazon is changing their affiliate terms of service. They are now not going to give commissions on traffic that is sent to them from pay per click (or keyword bidding) traffic.

What is this mean? For one, it means that those people who were using programs like Google Adwords to send people directly to amazon are no longer going to be able to earn a commission.

This is huge news. Apparently Amazon had to compete too much with all of the affiliate marketers out there and they probably figured that they would still make more money by having to pay for lower keyword bidding prices, and not paying commissions, as opposed to having a huge drop in traffic if all of their affiliates who were using that method suddenly left.

Will some affiliates stop promoting Amazon products? Those affiliates that don’t know how to make the change will certainly stop because serious affiliate marketers will not pay for traffic to send it to Amazon for free.