3 easy steps to be a successful affiliate marketer

Becoming an affiliate marketer

3 easy steps to be a successful affiliate marketer. The how and why of being an Affiliate and the things you must do to reach the top

The introduction to Affiliate marketing

This is probably the best game in town.

You sell a product that belongs to someone else, they bill it , service it and then pay you a percentage of the sale.
Even better than that you get paid a percentage every month for the life of the customer.
This means that you can build a healthy customer base that will provide you an ongoing living.

Your roll in all of this is to have a webpage, maybe a social media account  and an understanding of the internet.

This is something you can easily learn at Wealthy Affiliate .com

Affiliate marketing is a popular way to generate revenue, with U.S. spending forecast to reach $8.2 billion by 2022. However, in most affiliate programs, less than ten percent of affiliates drive 90% of conversions. So if you want to earn a full-time income from your affiliate marketing activities, it’s vital that you break into that top ten percent. 

Your opportunities

You can find affiliate opportunities for any product by simply running a Google search. “Product name  Affiliate” and there will be a list of opportunities.

However getting accepted may be a bit harder. You need to show some ability and have a track record of success.

That is why Wealthy affiliate is such a great opportunity.

You can join for free and start the training on day one. Plus you automatically become an affiliate for a recurring income product. That is everyone you recommend to WA could earn you about $22 a month, every month for the life of the client.

I have been at WA for about five years so it is generally a long term situation.
Being an exclusive affiliate is not necessary; you can be with countless companies to increase your wealth. In fact you can even play with competing entities.

The Amazon delusion

Amazon was responsible for the growth in affiliate marketing where you could sell any product on the shelf and make a healthy margin. However like all good things Amazon have reduced the commission rates to where they are hardly economical.
Other big retailers have followed suite like Wal-Mart as an example.

How to market as an Affiliate

There are many ways to do this and it will depend on you which way suits you most.

Friends and family

First all all, you can use your own contacts plus supplement with Face book and Instagram to grow an audience.
This is a no cost entry and can work quite well for the very active  and social identities.

Run a bog site that promotes your range of interests.

What you are reading is a blog about Affiliate marketing, one of the many hundred I have written. This is ideal for a long term venture and consistent input. It is not a one hit wonder but a work in progress. However the returns can be very big indeed.

Just build a website and start writing

Build an online shop

Using Shopify at a price or Woocommerce and WordPress for free. Both need a bit of training however they are not all that hard once you get the idea.

1) Your first step to freedom, choosing a niche

A niche is what product you want to sell and to what market. The better the niche the more chance you have of making the grade.

Amazon is a high traffic, high turn over niche that offers low returns. You may get to sell more but make little returns.

Insurance or Credit cards are low traffic and high income returns where one sale could be a year of Amazon.

My recommendation is to chose something that you love. This is a journey and not a quick fix so maintaining your interest over a long period is essential.

Small business marketing is my niche and passion as I knock out a post about every third day.
Therefore some thing that you are passionate about will last the distance.

Therefore getting established and gaining a bit of traction will start the journey.

Furthermore you can build a five or six digit income using simple tools and a bit of consistent effort.

3 easy steps to be a successful affiliate marketer step 2

2) Understanding Keywords is essential to your future

When consumers want to find something on the internet they key in a word or a phrase that they need an answer to. The key word may be something like Cats. However that word will have a lot of traffic, GOOD, however a heap of competition (BAD).
The unfortunate position is that Page one of any search term gets 90% of the traffic and some of that is paid for. Therefor the chance of getting to page one of the word Cats is not going to happen.
However we have got heaps smarter and understand search terms a lot better. It is also understood that Voice search on mobile phones is very popular. Usually headed with a Who, How, why or Where to seek an answer.
So we take the word Cats and expand on it. “Why don't cats like water”. This is a search term with a lot less traffic but much less competition.

Further reading

There are many courses on Keywords and SEO and they are well worth going over because it is important.

3) Planning your heading and meta

Even when you get to page one you are in a competition with nine other entries. Therefore the one that gets picked wins the war.
First of all the top two or three are usually paid ads so not much you can do unless you are paying the bills. Even then it is competetive.

The first three free entries get over 80% of the clicks so how do you get to be the one?

The answer is in having the best URL and description. The following example shows a listing under cats.


Which would you choose

3 easy steps to be a successful affiliate marketer

Using a special program I even show the volume of traffic. The middle entry gets far more general inquiries and visits.
The Keyword is thinking of getting a cat and the meta is the phrasing below;
“Before you adopt a cat etc”

Once you have this down pat life is easy.
Further reading

My conclusion on Affiliate marketing

I have run past you just three of the things you MUST understand. If you really have a deep interest you can go much deeper to gain more exposure to the subject by training.

It is worth a month of effort to provide a life time of success.

I love affiliate marketing because it is a business that provides a great return without a huge outlay in money. In fact you can start for free and build as you go along and become more adept in the process.

Having those cash deposits arrive in your account is a great thrill and one that will become addictive prompting you to greater heights.

3 easy steps to be a successful affiliate marketer by Peter Hanley

Do You Make These Simple Mistakes In Writing?

Do You Make These Simple Mistakes In Writing?

Do You Make These Simple Mistakes In Writing? Not being read is a curse however is it your writing or your structure, 5 tips for great results

Writing is a form of art and one to be acknowledged

You may write for therapy or for money however you still need an attentive audience.

Blogging is my therapy and writing about twenty thousand words a month takes time away from the books in my mind. The average novel probably tops out at one hundred thousand words and sits on a library shelf gathering dust. ( I have a few eBooks as well)

Blogging gives me several thousand readers every month and a bundle of comments To fan my ego. So how do I achieve results in a world where about seven million blogs are posted every day?

Every subject has an audience but how do you find them?

Do You Make These Simple Mistakes In Writing?

Your audience will find you if you will just use an appropriate Keyword in your title.
However sometimes branding takes centre stage.
A new book by JK Rowling's would get instant attention. She has a brand because of the success with Harry Potter.
Jack Reacher books get a following because the central character is a legend. The authors name is secondary to the character ( Lee Child)

Blogs vary in that readers search for answers or solutions to a situation that they want solved.

This has been changed in the past couple of years with the advent of Voice searching. The search terms have become longer as you try and get Siri or others to understand you.

The use of why, when, how and where proceed many search terms. However they are not exclusive.
Keywords can be sprinkled through your work to attract a greater audience.
If you were writing about the Best Bushman's Axe as an example you could include;

Sharpening a bushman's axeWith an Oil stone
Why use hickory handles On your bushy axe
How heavy is a Bushy axeCan a mere girl use one
Why are bushy axes so specialwinners
Axe competitions in the USWho features in them
Where to buy a cheap Bushman's axeNot your local hardware
A few examples

A sense of adventure will bring readers in

Why I used a King axe to win the Easter show log chop. You and I may not care however there will be a certain number that want an easy answer .

Build the interest throughout your writing and take them on a journey of discovery. Your audience will love you and even follow every new product you deliver to the market.

Here I fall back on the old Know, like and trust format. If they search on axes and like your writing they will return for more because they like what you deliver. Furthermore if you have product links then your trust halo will have them buying anything you recommend.

Off course writing a novel is the same, same but different. The first sentence is the killer phrase and the mystery deepens as you move into the story.

Simple mistakes in writing avoided with structure.

Writing for the internet requires structure

Structure is required to meet the demands of Google search. ( Yahoo and Bing also)

Short sentencesAbout 20 words each
The same with paragraphs300 words is a max
Heading start large and descendYour #1 going down
Spelling and grammarBoth to be correct
Not to technicalWrite for the reader
Pictures, colour and flairJaz it up
Use an active voiceNot passive
Transition wordsTo connect your sentences
A few ideas to start

I use Yoast SEO to correct all my issues. Yoast is a free or paid WordPress Plugin.

Understanding SEO is important for any writer

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is again getting your structure in place for Google.

You need to have certain parts of the system in place to achieve a high page ranking.
Although SEO may be frustrating it must be part of your template when composing your work.

Internal linksIn page or other posts/pages
External linksUse an authority site
Heading and Meta descriptionEssential inclusion
Key phrase used appropriatelyNot overused
Image attributesUse your Keyword
Good text lengthAim for over 1000 words
Show some authorityHave an about page
Use Yoast SEOgood guidance
Things you must do

Simple mistakes in writing start at the beginning

Deciding what to write about is easy to overcome

Many hopeful word creators struggle with this first simple step. Similarly many experienced Bloggers also have a mental block deciding what to create.

Having written near on a thousand blogs I have gone through all the pain that new writers suffer from.

To start with writing three hundred words was difficult. Then Five hundred, a thousand it got easier as I developed a style.

I have a list of things I want to write about. Mostly in the small business arena however the occasional social rant gets in when the mood takes me that way.

One tool I use is a title generator that provides a variety of topics on which to write. Then If my main business is an Axe I would also go to Google and get ideas.

  • Crazy axes
  • Throwing axes
  • Chopping axes
  • Where to buy
  • How to sharpen

Each of the above examples is then broken down even further.
Crazy axes in movies, at the circus, for display, in museums, that are illegal
Throwing axes for men, women , children, in competition, at the Olympics, and their weights

You will now see how a simple word turns into hundreds of subjects on which to write.

Remember that readers search for a Keyword, so Crazy axes for women may only have a small following however you may well be placed on page one and pick up readers.

You can buy your readers and make a return

This is always a consideration to take the fast track. Using paid advertising will generate readers if everything else is in place.
A click an an Advert that is for axes may cost you say $1.50. However if you had an axe for sale at $300 you would soon justify a profit. One buyer in two hundred visitors could be possible.

However if you were selling Amazon books and making $0.20 book you could never justify the advertising cost.

This needs to be researched properly before you commit your money, if you get pore results it may be expensive.

Simple mistakes in writing and using Social media

Using Social media to gain an audience

Using Social media is a free tool that can generate a lot of traffic if done properly.

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter even TicTok have a following. Your regular simple post on one or all of these will gather a following.

It is not that time consuming particularly if you pick a hero media. This will depend on a target audience because they all have a majority following.

  • Facebook all men
  • Instagram female 20-50
  • Twitter educated
  • TicToc under 20.

These are not exact demographics but demonstrate where you audience may lie, testing will tell.

Finally you start to write knowing where you are going

Do You Make These Simple Mistakes In Writing?

With all this behind you now is the time to start the epic journey. However you really do need to have a bit of a plan when you begin.

One way to achieve this and make life easy is to write your headings first.

Pick about eight headlines taking the readers on a journey. Then just fill in the words and writing becomes easy. A couple of hundred words under each heading with a conclusion and you have a two thousand word Post. Who said it was hard?

You know what you want to write about, You understand the rules so now it is head down and away you go..

Simple mistakes in writing and my summary

My conclusion on writing the simple way

Finally I write because I enjoy doing it. Ok I add some affiliate links to grab a few dollars for my effort however the object is creation.

We don't expect to win awards or have a best seller however the sole object is to be read and appreciated. I decent post may take a day to produce so You don't want to waste your time remaining invisable.

That is why The rules and SEO are vitally important to your success. Once in place they become just part of your day.

Finally write for the readers in a natural style and results will come your way.

In conclusion we want you to enjoy the writing experience. This way you will continue on for a long career and results will follow.

Do You Make These Simple Mistakes In Writing by Peter Hanley

How to make money on the web

How to make money on the web

How to make money on the web when you have no idea where to begin or what to do. A few ideas that will get you started on an awesome journey

It all starts with a webpage

If you have a web page and understand what you are doing then move on to the next section. For all you beginners buckle up and lets go for a ride.

Your webpage is a picture of you, your business or products just like a business showroom.
It tells people what you do, where to contact you and a brief history of your achievements.

A blogger needs a webpage to house all his articles as a salesman needs a webpage to store all his product details.

You can build your own page (see Wealthy Affiliate) or get someone to do it for you. at a cost from about $500. However you still need to do all the ground work. What the site should look like, what does it say and importantly what is the name of the site. Your URL

There are two major considerations with a website. Even if someone else builds your words you must have a concept of SEO and Keywords.

You need to understand these basic concepts before you attempt to to anything on the web. This includes trying to make money.


My simple explanation of Keywords is what people will type into Google to find you or what you have to offer.

I have several sites and one is a personal brand at coachhanley.com I use my name and a dot com to follow. I could have used a country code of dot AU however chose not to.

This site is onlinebusinessmarketing.info it tells what I do. Again I chose to make it global.
another is businessmessaging.com.au. This is focussed solely on the Australian market and is about what I do.

Keywords can also be in your posts. For example if you are selling a particular product like a Beanie your keyword is Beanie. However it is not that simple.
You have to conflicts and one is competition and the other traffic.

How to make money on the web by using competition analysis


This is the number of people flogging a beanie. Say 100 of them ahead of you so being found is difficult.
Importantly most searches never go past page one so with a 100 you will be way down the list.
Furthermore people pay to be on the leading pages so they have about 6 spots a page.

However we set about to fool them by specifying a particular Beanie. Maybe Pure Goat Hair Beanie . Only a few people will be this direct so you will get closer to the front.

If no one searches for a Pure Goat Hair Beanie then you are wasting your time. But if just 10 people a month search for your product and you are on page one then you are in the money.

Introducing the tools of traffic

Fortunately you can find out exactly how much traffic and how many competitors by using a Keyword tool.

There are several ways of doing this and the first is simply a Google search of your chosen word,
Firstly let me clear something up, a key word or key phrase are the same thing. Beanie is a Key word however A pure Goat hair Beanie from the Andies is an extension of the word becoming a phrase.
Finally when you search Google for a word at the bottom of the page Google will tell you what is being searched. Not just a word but a phrase.

How to make money on the web

The best of the tools is Jaaxy

This is something I use every day when I search for both keywords and traffic. This will provide you with the information you need.

A simple version of this is also available free when you join the Wealthy Affiliate training, or in a pro program the full box and dice thrown in.

Where ever you sell, market or trade understanding traffic and competition will move you forward faster than any thing else.

How to make money on the web by understanding SEO

Getting back to making money and SEO

Ok, you are starting to get impatient with me and want some answers. However I want to explain one more thing that is vitally important and that is SEO (Search Engine optimisation)

Google controls most things on line, particularly how you will be seen and read. Therefore despite traffic and competition you really need to follow some basic rules so that you meet the role call.

The first is your content. Rubbish just does not make it. It must be well researched and written to be recognised. Further more you should aim to answer a question or solve a problem. Why? because that's what we search for. How to Tie a Bowtie or are Bowties fashionable.

Following that there is word structure and a whole bundle of rules however we have the answer to your question.

A website plugin called Yoast SEO will guide you every inch of the way. It is free in basic format and simple forms part of your page or blog.

Let's get this money making thing going

Oh I forgot, there is one more thing to think about before we jump in. What do you want to be.

A writerCreate your own blogs
Teachercreate courses and training
Sales outletFlog product. Yours or someone else's
Social media managerPost for others Facebook, Instagram etc
Talking HeadYouTube videos make your own
Affiliate marketerrecommend others and earn commission
Product reviewsWrite about products and make recommendations
Just to get you thinking

If you fall in any of these categories we can help you get up and going.
First of all don't try and be a Jack of all trades. Master one of these before you move on. The one that interests you the greatest, not the one that will make the most money.
This is important because it is most likely going to be a long journey and if you get bored or disinterested it will all be a waste of time. Therefore doing something you like is essential to your future.
Overtime you will overlap everyone of the above into your portfolio because they all inter merge into one product.

How to make money on the web and your reasons to start

Where I started my journey

I just wanted to build a website for my business, however I knew nothing about it so had to start from scratch. I searched around until I found the free training at Wealthy affiliate. This training led me on a journey of discovery.
Try a sample and see what you think.
I moved on to a career in blogging that met my desires as a writer and educator.

Every occupation has a learning curve

Working on the internet to make money is relatively easy however you need to do the basics first, there is no short cut to fame. Think that you went to school for about nine years and then to college for three or more years to qualify to get a job.

We can shortcut that to less time but my point is there are things you must know to give you a chance over everyone else.

There are millions of blogs loaded every day so how are you going to be found in a simple search. It is very possible if you use the tools that are available and apply them to meet the rules of Google.

I can't teach you everything in a ten minute read however I can set you on a pathway to success.

How to make money on the web with video

A whole new way to beat the crowd

Google was the sole occupier of search terms. Yes Yahoo, Bing and a few other played a minor role however most searches were done on Google until!
Along came YouTube marching to the front.

Now searched nearly as often as Google and much more that Bing and Yahoo combined. That is a whole heap of traffic that many will miss out on.

Who would search You Tube for business needs.

How to do thingsA massive volume
Ways to unpackcommon use
BrandingGetting an image in the market
MarketingSelling your product
Affiliate salessales of someone else's product
TrainingOr teaching
A starter list

I wanted to repair the brakes on my bike so I searched you tube, I had trouble with an excel function so I searched You tube. Everyday I follow a report on Crypto currencies with a YouTube feed. Many times everyday I search You Tube and so will you and countless others so I guess there is a message coming out of that. How to conquer You tube and make some money.

First of all you can make a video using your iPhone or Tablet and in fact most computers have a camera and mike to use. For the more ambitious you can buy a nice camera and sound equipment. Finally the easy way forward.

Enter Vidnami

With a tool like Vidnami you can create a professional video without using any of the above.
You can try it all for free and keep every video you make, good or bad.

There is an opportunity to really get this rocking for those who have a leaning to writing scrips and adding clips, pictures or videos.
Yes you will need a bit of guidance however Vidnami have a whole bundle of training .

Finally a tool that anyone can use. Furthermore it is free to try.

How to make money on the web by using a mentor

For the insecure types there are more ways

First of all many of us need someone to show us the way, It its worth paying some money to take a huge shortcut to success by using a Mentor.
This can be an expensive trap if you go searching for the promised land because their are so many out there wanting to take your money.

I recommend a friend of mine Roy Carter. Roy is an English guy made good spends a bulk of his time residing on an Island paradise. Roy will take you through the steps you need to take and lead you to income.

Therefor any paid out should be returned many times over.
Finally this is for those that are willing to do the work and are committed to success. Roy does not accept just anyone however having my recommendation will really help

A conclusion on making easy money on the internet

Finally to Easy money, It simply is not true, if you give nothing you get twice that in return. However if you are prepared to invest some time and effort it is possible. Forget age, gender, race because everyone is equal and have the same opportunities.

Furthermore this really is the land of equal opportunity. You get back what you put in so make an investment in your self and join us in having a good time and making money.

So concluding all this, it is now your job to take action.

How to make money on the web by Peter Hanley

Retirement income ideas, add excitement to your life

Do You Make These Simple Mistakes In Writing?

Retirement income ideas and adding a reason to get up in the morning. Let's look at a few ideas that can help fill a day with enthusiasm.

Why would you want to work in retirement anyway?

Work is something you do because you have to.
Certainly we don't want to go digging ditches or laying paving stones on a hot day. We want to do something that is easy and in our own time.

First of all a bit about me. Bordering on 80 years old, small business owner, consistent blogger averaging about 15,000 words a month, a couple of eBooks, Stock trader, Crypto convert, warrior for Global warming, grandfather to twelve, swimmer and fit in a 4lkm walk on most days.

Therefore you would say I am fairly productive. My problem is that I need to live a lot longer to do all the things I want to achieve.

Naturally I have a lot of friends around the same age, some working, many retired. Those that continue on with a demanding schedule are the better thinking of the lot.

Wasting away days and waiting for the end.

There will be time for that much later on. Whilst we still have the marbles let's do something with them, and get an outcome that we can be proud off.

Perhaps you can do a cross word or a colouring in book but what is the satisfaction level.

What you need is a bit of excitement, a buzz that gets you up in the morning, grabbing a sabre and rushing into the world with a purpose.

Having a project gives you purpose

First of all I shall take you to the dark side and talk about The Crypto market.

A bit like the stock market on steroids. It is the future of all that we do however it comes with high risk and higher rewards.

Throwing some play money at this will give you a bit of excitement and should earn a bit of coin along the way.

Think of it as building an asset that in a few years will increase greater than Real Estate and not shrink in value like cash.

If I have stretched you too far and you don't want to extend your brain outside a safe parameter we will move on to more things to consider.

Is it worth buying Crypto in an erratic market

What about a bit of writing

First off all it is hard to make a lot of money blogging until you are well down the road.

However it will release the creative you from under a rock. We all have something to say and this is an ideal way to unleash the budding writer.

It may be the start of a journey or an entry to something bigger that is your path to find.

How do you make money from blogging is a great question.

First off all I have acquaintances making five figures a month that becomes a recurring income so every month not just one time.

This is easy to learn and there is a whole bundle of training starting from a free base at Wealthy Affiliate. You can be up and going in a short time and furthermore know where you are heading and why you want to get there.

Retirement income ideas and getting paid

Affiliate income and advertising to generate funds

Affiliate income is being paid for passing a new customer to a sale by a partner.

A good example is having a link on a page to the great Amazon. Someone clicks on your link and goes to Amazon to look at a book or something bigger like a Running treadmill.

If they buy the product the Amazon pays you a commission being a percentage of the sale.

It might be a $2 on a book or $200 on a Treadmill. In the early years this was very lucrative however Amazon have really tightened the commissions so it is now a lot harder.

Every product you can think off has an affiliate offer.

Therefore if you want to write about Hairdressing ( as an example) you may recommend Scissors, dryers or even high priced chairs.

Off course throw in a bundle of products that people must use and you have quite a few opportunities.

Then the advertising revenue comes

When you get a bit of traffic, (people reading your blog), the advertisers will pay to pop up on your site.

You get paid for just clicks or a commission. The famous people with a million or more followers can earn millions of dollars this way. maybe you are the next one.

What is your input into the whole exercise

You are in charge. You are working when you want and at a pace that suits.

However you need to do a bit of training first. Learn to build a website and a bit about SEO and keywords before you blast off.

Hey this is a long term venture so let's start off the correct way so the road gets easier as you go.

Importantly none of it is hard. However learning the fundamentals is necessary to be successful. Again your starting point is Wealthy Affiliate.

If you play around on this site and look at some of the 400 odd posts I have written you will start to build ideas, like the all important “what to write about.

Retirement income ideas from a talking head

The talking head

This one is not for everyone however some of you will quite like the idea of telling your ideas live to a captive audience.

You Tube is a search Engine that people go to to get answers. They want someone to solve a problem for them.

An ex hairdresser( as a example) may talk about undercuts, Plats, Dreadlocks, types of colours, scalp conditions, equipment, product, kids etc. The list just goes on.

Doing a video is really simple. It may be with your computer, iPhone or a proper camera and mike.

The kids can do it so nothing is stopping you. Again money can be made the same ways as blogging in affiliate income of advertising revenue.

I watch a daily episode on the Crypto market. I pay the man $20 a month to get the most up to date information. James has several thousand followers so a nice little earn for him

I also watch others on You Tube where an add pops up every five or so minutes.

Start out by reading a bit about it at Vidnami a builder of Videos that make it possible for anyone.

Taking the easy route to success

We talked about learning the basics being a necessary start and many off you want hand holding.

There is nothing like a great Mentor to guide you on your way. However, and important, is that there are many ways to waste money searching the web.

It is full of scams and high priced commodities that teach nothing, but take a lot. Believe me I have a whole cupboard full of wasted time and money.

I have narrowed the field down to one guy that promises success. My Mate Roy Carter has been doing this for years and in fact is now retired to an island play ground to live the life.

Roy does not take on anyone however with my recommendation you have a chance of being accepted.

Concluding Retirement income ideas

In conclusion of chasing an income the easy way

This is just the tip of a massive market and a million ideas.

However I believe they are the easiest ways and provide the greatest opportunity to success.

Let not age stop you. I have friends in the mid eighties and over that are extremely productive. In fact one 85 year old lady in Alaska just converted her garage into a writers den. She wanted the perfect place to release her creative self so she built it. (including a big Fireplace )

There are opportunities in Social media and you will include these in your journey along with many others.

I have offered a bit of balance, the Crypto Gamble, the learning curve and a mentor to hold your hand. I use all three but take them one at a time and get them working before you move on.

Retirement income ideas, add excitement to your life by Peter Hanley

Free traffic, a dream and a nightmare


Free traffic, a dream and a nightmare. We would all love a constant stream of traffic that makes up the numbers but can it hurt you

What is free traffic

I guess a lot of traffic is free however some of it can actually hurt you.

Every business, website, Funnel or marketing requires traffic, without which you have nothing.
We work tirelessly to generate customers / buyers to our plans however should we be selective.

You can source any amount of traffic from a google search so it looks great on your analytics page however Google knows better.

Traffic is just one measure among the many that Google wants to see.
Equally as important are the number of disconnects. Those that hit your site and move on without a moments thought to your content.
Often generated by online programmes designed for this purpose. They actually hurt your ratings.

Important are those that open a page and even more importantly remain for a small amount of time.

Free traffic, a dream and a nightmare
Free traffic, a dream and a nightmare

I bought free traffic to meet a demand

Interestingly we all fall for the best ways to create an illusion. I wanted my site to display a large volume of traffic that looked real and met all the Google needs.

I found this at Spark Traffic a sight for just this purpose. The numbers reflect great activity and meet the Google requirements of page selection and time on page. As well the all important bounce statistic

This is a great way to add as much traffic as you want for a small amount of money.

However you should remember that it is computer generated traffic and not keen buyers.

When you want to add advertising to your site they wont look at you until you have a level of traffic and this shortens the process.

Same site with traffic added. Looks good enough to sell.

YouTube is a traffic generator

There is no better source of free traffic than You Tube.

This site is searched nearly as often as Google and much more than Bing and Yahoo combined.
Therefore to ignore this really at your peril.

However you must build a following and make sure your link is prominent either in or below the video.
If you are insure how to create a professional video try a free go using Vidnami. Make as many videos as you want in seven days and save them to YouTube. Each one should only take an hour or so therefore you will have a big display in your channel.

With this knowledge in place moving forward would be simple.

A dream or a nightmare, depends on how quickly you expand your knowledge.

Social media can be great but it takes work

Off course regular posting on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc will have a range of new and old viewers. Without spending money this is fairly limited however necessary to the overall effect.
Posting on forums and following groups will bring more contacts than pure luck. When you are active and contribute to these areas you will build a natural following. Furthermore when your readers are comfortable they will refer others to you.

The trick is to not spread yourself to thin. Each media takes time to do it properly so pick the one you are most comfortable with and make that your hero. The others are the support crew to tie it all in together.

Using Quora, reddit and similar media

There will be those that love this marketing and those that loathe it. However it really needs a trial in your internet life. Answering questions and provoking conversations can build a following that really share and like and thus building followers. Importantly many will click your links.
Build a personality and keep social to be successful.

Along with Quora is guest posting in all media where your subject can be recognised. You can become the go to expert as you answer all the questions.

A host of ideas that may take your fancy

Starting with your own eBook. A short story on a subject you understand and want to share with the masses. Answer a question, solve a problem and provide a solution. You probably wont be able so sell these wonderful products but they make a great give-a-way item to solicit followers.

Training courses are an extension of your knowledge. People want to learn and there is no better way than a well structured course that can bring many followers.

Yes they take a bit of work however they last for a considerable time and continue to provide new names and emails. If you are lucky or really very good courses can be a source of income

Free traffic, a dream and a nightmare begins with great SEO

Let's not forget basic SEO practices

SEO is as important as any of the above ideas. Google rates your Web or Blog on the basics of SEO.

  • A keyword that will be searched
  • Your heading that will be read
  • The meta to draw them in
  • Pictures to maintain interest
  • Proper Sub heading structure
  • Colours and set out
  • Sentence and paragraph structure
  • Minimum of 1200 words

Every single item will count to you being read.

You need to be on page one of a search term to have any chance of success so without well structured SEO you have little hope. You can learn more about this at Wealthy Affiliate a training site for optimal page construction.

Newsletters need a mention

This simple act can be a wonderful source of new business. Many think of a Newsletter as sales tool however that is far from the truth. The good Newsletter is there to entertain, inform and educate your readers. They will decide when to give you money whilst your job is to grow the list of followers.

Free traffic, a dream and a nightmare and my summary

My Summary

When I was doing some research to find a few more ideas I thought that most of the posts offered too many radical opportunities. Everything you do takes time so the best use of your time is the vehicle that gives the best return.

I have a friend that uses just Instagram for her business. Two posts every day seven days a week keeps her appointment book full for a month in advance. Time is minimal, cost negligible however the results are excellent. She spends her time on making money.

Therefore I suggest you choose your hero media and give it everything you have until you achieve great success or even fail miserably. If you fail that is one to be taken of the list and try something different.

I like a multi media approach however spreading your self to thin will actually delete the results you are wanting to achieve.

Free traffic, a dream and a nightmare by Peter Hanley

Consumer guide product reviews and how to write for Google

consumer guide product reviews

Consumer guide product reviews have changed and if you are writing them you must also change with the times or get lost in the crowd

The days of just filling in a few product details are long gone

If you have ever tried to write a product review you will understand that it takes a bit of investigation and time to get it right. You might know the product well however there is a lot more to it than that.

First up is your Bio page, yes this will have an impact on your results because Google wants to know what qualifications you posses and should anyone take notice of you. If you are a Truck driver writing about medical equipment it may seem out of place. However if you were a truck driver that worked Ambulance shifts and used equipment the answer is different

In 2011 Google did a Pander update where search queries were put into computer learning.

They looked at a search in a different way

  • Would you trust the information presented in this article?
  • Is this article written by an expert or enthusiast who knows the topic well, or is it more shallow in nature?
  • Would you be comfortable giving your credit card information to this site?
  • Check does this article have spelling, stylistic, or factual errors?
  • Make sure the article provide original content or information, original reporting, original research, or original analysis?
  • How does the page provide substantial value when compared to other pages in search results?
  • How much quality control is done on content?
  • In what way does the article describe both sides of a story?
  • Is the site a recognized authority on its topic?
  • Was the article edited well, or does it appear sloppy or hastily produced?
  • For a health-related query, would you trust information from this site?
  • Why does this article provide a complete or comprehensive description of the topic?
  • Or does this article contain insightful analysis or interesting information that is beyond obvious?
  • Is this the sort of page you’d want to bookmark, share with a friend, or recommend?
  • Would you expect to see this article in a printed magazine, encyclopedia or book?
  • Are the articles short, unsubstantial, or otherwise lacking in helpful specifics?
  • Are the pages produced with great care and attention to detail vs. less attention to detail?

From Yoast SEO

You don't have to follow the exact guidelines however it is all about getting to page one of a search term. Google makes the rules and follows them so I would suggest you should as well.

Trust may be the third principal in the “know like and trust” trio however it is the closer that counts. Give them reasons to trust your work as an established author with knowledge on the subject.

The focus on trust and quality extends even further

It may not be a review however the rules are the same and are applied to every article or post.
Therefore it is important that you use outbound links to establish credibility in your information sources.

This is not an easy task however thinking about the rules and how you can employ them into your writing will become part of your style.
Would your readers like to share your work or bookmark it for future reference, do you do a comparison and provide a fair review.

Google now update the request by;

They ask if your reviews:

  • Express expert knowledge about products where appropriate?
  • Provide quantitative measurements about how a product measures up in various categories of performance?
  • Explain what sets a product apart from its competitors?
  • Cover comparable products to consider, or explain which products might be best for certain uses or circumstances?
  • Discuss the benefits and drawbacks of a particular product, based on research into it?
  • Identify key decision-making factors for the product’s category and how the product performs in those areas?

consumer guide product reviews from the boss

A good example is taken from the Google Bible;

consumer guide product reviews

The message is repeated over and over that the old ways have changed and you must change as well.

This even extends to your Keywords and Meta description that must follow the ideas of what search engines are looking for.

As a Writer I challenge myself to develop better skills that will allow me to find the Holly Grail of a first page listing.

It starts with a Keyword that will really determine if you will ever get to be read by anyone let alone advance among the pages.

Then it gets harder

  • You need to have a recognised brand
  • Be an expert in all things
  • Do deep research
  • Write like a Pulitzer pro
  • Include more than 1200 words
  • Add a few Pictures
  • Establish Trust
  • Induce them to buy
  • Use expert resources

Where do you start your change

I went back to basic training to see what I had missed and there is no better place than at Wealthy Affiliate where there is a great class on writing a review

To grow in this market you have to be better than average.

Everyday more people are writing reviews and clamouring for a position.
Therefore your product must be superior to all the others.

Human content

You are not writing for a computer algorithm because Google is a lot smarter than that. They want product written for the average reader to enjoy the material and mark it as above average. Yes they may use AI to achieve this however the computers are programmed to think like you and me.
That is why natural is best , it gets read.

Provide alternatives

Comparisons are a great tool even when marking a product down. Many writers will tell you that products they have disliked have gone on to provide many sales.
The reason is that your writing is not a sales tool. It is a resource to deliver customers to a sales page thus the ability of the sales page is important. However that is out of your control.

You need to put yourself in the position of the reader

A technical white paper is appropriate in some circumstances however we are in the entertainment business.
Your role is to captivate the readers and have them trust that you are the ONE.

You will do this by providing a review that shows you are on top of the game. You know your stuff and can articulate it clearly.

consumer guide product reviews need video

Back it up with a video

You can either insert a link to a YouTube video or imbed one in your site. Before your brain explodes and you scream why a video let me give you some ideas.

  • YouTube is searched nearly as often as Google
  • Some people hate reading but love pictures
  • Two forms of approach are better than one
  • Throw Face book and Instagram into the mix and you have even more
  • Do a professional video for free

Video is more important than ever so don't ignore it. In fact it will help yopu get to first page quicker. The ultimate goal.

My conclusion on product reviews

Do not be scared of change. Take the opportunity to improve your skills and achieve the results you want.

Adapt to the times and learn from the results.

Use your analytics to give you answers and go back and make the necessary fixes that need to be done.
Aim for page one and accept nothing less.

Importantly enjoy the experience.

Consumer guide product reviews and how to write for Google by Peter Hanley

Tesla-When a company has it all and for the right reasons


Tesla-When a company has it all. I am an unashamed follower of Elon Musk and the Tesla group. Now I make money from my obsession and tell why

Tesla is much more than a car company

You may either like or dislike Elon Musk however look behind the façade and there is a massive story to be told.

The Tesla story goes beyond that of Steve jobs for outstanding innovation and his achievements will be the greatest adventurer in history

Tesla vehicles started as an idea to change the world. The business was already operational when he introduced a small amount of seed capital to help the floundering operation.
He soon found out that direction and planning were needed to move forward so he joined as an active participant.

This small amount of involvement turned into an obsession and 20 hour days trying to avoid bankruptcy. Electric Vehicles were indeed untrendy and the perception was down played in every press and article.

Electric cars were just play things that would fade out and be like steam engines over night.

How wrong were they.

Paypal; the beginning

Elon first major business entry was PayPal where he bought into an established operation. It was extremely effective as we all know and he sold early for a hefty $200 odd million profit.

This provided the capital for his venture into Tesla where he made the hasty decision that risking half his money was worth the effort.
Tesla ended up taking it all and more as they worked the development stage of growth.

When you get close to the wall of no return you must take action

When the inevitable is the next pay day that you can't fund you are in deep trouble.
This is a situation that Musk found himself in during the early days however he took action.

First of all he went to a close friend Larry page and lined up a sale of shares in Tesla at a fire sale price. this was not not something he wanted however insolvency concerns pushed the issue.

Next was a very different approach to a problem.

Musk pulled every available employee to the phone and asked them to call anyone that would buy a car. By the end of the day they had sold enough new cars to cover any shortfall and this avoided off loading the shares . It was engineers, designers in fact anyone that could make a call fronted up to save the company.

Whilst Musk is sometimes portrayed as a difficult man to work for he does have a real employee loyalty.

Elon attracts a hate following

The press love to knock him and ridicule his ideas in a Tall Poppy fashion. In fact just today I read a review showing all the Gaffs he had made that were designed to the ridiculous.

In fact he has demonstrated a higher understanding of business and the environment than any peer before or after him.

An Electric Car (EV) was a pipe dream that could not be done. There were so many hurdles to overcome that it was considered it would never eventuate.
Batteries were a problem, recharging not available, facilities to build a viable number of cars too expensive, they were unsafe, impracticable and no one would ever buy them. That was in 2008.

In 2009 they sold just 500 cars to start the journey. Now in 2021 it will be close to a million cars in the year, an outstanding effort.

Elon has a different approach to most people. First of all he wants things done quicker than realistically possible. Secondly he wants it at half the price considered reasonable and finally he does not take no as an answer.
He also works absurdly long hours and wants everyone to be the same as him.
Some can take it many can't.

What makes Tesla special

The electric car is built around helping to control global Warming because of low or no exhaust emissions. The use of vehicles world wide was soaring with new demand coming from growing countries like China with their increased prosperity. Furthermore road traffic is responsible for nearly 18% of global emissions creating green house gases and damaging the world.

Musk set out to change the way transport is conducted.

Importantly Elon welcomed competition. In fact nearly all there systems are on open source software that can be used by anyone.

The Tesla model has been a different approach to orthodox car building.

He started out with a big and expensive car that had only minor market appeal. They set about showcasing a very fast and safe Automobile that was completely different to the general market. Only now after four model changes is he starting to develop a low cost alternative.

Models have been the S, the E, a three and finally a Y. This was supposed to spell sexy however the e was a Toyota brand and they had protected the word and denied Tesla the opportunity to use it.

Among many problems batteries was supreme

The limitations of battery packs included many variables;

  • Charging and recharging time
  • Use time
  • Heat loading
  • Fire risk
  • Weight
  • Packing

The battle was hard and in pact Panasonic were bought into the partnership to turn virtual computer batteries into a power system strong enough to power a large automobile.

Late last year Tesla launched a new product.

These new tabless cells, which Tesla is calling 4860 cells, will give the company's EV batteries five times more energy capacity, make them six times more powerful, and enable a 16 percent range increase for Tesla's vehicles. The tabless cells were among the first announcements from Tesla's Battery Day

The Verge Sept-20

The growth market

As we shall see battery growth is not just confined to Electric Vehicles because the solar industry is all growing at a great rate. Solar cell roofs or panels all need battery support and the market is arguably bigger than the car market.

It should be noted that this is a world wide market and not just domestic supply. Tesla has taken on the Chinese by building a local factory and supplying the biggest market in the world. The Chinese manufactured NIO is a light year behind and the introduction of a Tesla compact will see a big difference.

Finding increased opportunities for power

Elon's brother had been financed into a Solar energy project manufacturing panels and providing support batteries for domestic use. Elon joined into the group and used similar battery configurations to the cars and thus expanding on the demand for the product.

In the coming five years the supply of batteries alone will add significantly to the income of Tesla. Special factories have been set up and demand is going through the roof.

Tesla plan on delivering 20 million cars a year by 2030 up from a low One million this year

The ramp up plan from its pilot lithium-ion battery plant in California, with its 10 GWh annual capacity, includes an order of magnitude leap for Tesla to 100 GWh by 2022 before ballooning to 3 TWh by 2030

The cost of producing a Kwh of power is somewhere around $100 and expected to reach a figure nearer $50 by 2025. So when you multiply 3TW hours by $50 the income of Tesla is going to be very large.

Changing the world from the ground up

Every car company in the world is moving to EV

From a one man start up to a world changing position on vehicles.

European sales of EV's in 2021 will be in excess of 1.5 million cars, US nearly 8 % of all cars will be EV in 2021 (around 1.5 million cars) with similar amounts in China where it is estimated 30% of all cars will be EV in 2025.

Surprisingly The rise Of Hybrid cars is also growing mainly with the Toyota brand. When Tesla were asked if they would do a Hybrid the answer was a definite NO. The reason being that a full EV had far less moving parts and a Hybrid still has an engine Gear box Diff etc making the change less effective.

Another telling fact is that the European group levee a surcharge on all normal aspirated motors in the form of a tax. Therefore car manufacturers are pushing EV's where they can get a credit.
The tax can amount to hundreds of dollars on the price of a car.

Tesla are about to introduce, a ute, a truck and driverless taxis to markets this year that will bring a big increase to sales.

The Hydrogen impact on Batteries

Again Tesla stated that Hydrogen was not an option being to expensive and unstable to be considered. However many others are walking this plank because of increased power. It may be used in heavy haulage where savings can be made with increased payloads to compensate for cost

Green Hydrogen is the buzz of the year and considerable development is happening around this. This is made from water and Electricity so it requires a lot more energy in creating the fuel.

The race is not yet over but EV is a lap ahead

Elon Musk and the Tesla group have changed the future. A change that will be far better for the environment and for mankind. The losers are the Oil companies that have fought hard to maintain their lucrative market but have reluctantly accepted transformation.

It is an interesting fact that Electric cars consume electricity that mainly comes from fossil fuels, something that must be solved. However a concentrated problem is far easier to maintain than millions of emitters without control.

20 million cars a year

Tesla has plans to produce 20 million EVs per year by 2030, 50 times its 2019 production. Much of these projections are based on the inclusion of a $25,000 EV “within the next three years” – as announced at the recent ‘Battery Day’. There are already several EVs at that price range, but none with sufficient utility for owners (a combination of cost, range, access to charging etc.) to be truly head-and-shoulders better than an average priced ICEV. Adding a lower-priced vehicle to its portfolio would position Tesla to capture 45% of our projected 45 million passenger EVs sold in 2030. 

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What can you do about this

Tesla shares are going to go ballistic in the coming years, analyst's are picking a share price of ten or twenty thousand from the current $700 level. This is not investment advice nor do I understand the future however I do believe in what has been achieved in this start up period.

I have not mentioned SpaceX or the Low earth satellites that will beam fast internet to areas that previously had no chance. Nor the Boring company building tunnels at low cost and quicker than ever before.

The future has changed and you can change with it by buying a small investment into a huge growth cycle.
Simply set up an account with eToro and throw in some loose change to get a small part of the action. Off course there is risk involved and you should not put your inheritance across the table. However start the journey and become more educated on the opportunities coming up.

{The author has Tesla shares}

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What is the value of a Bitcoin

Crypto currency trading ( Can you average person make money)

What is the value of a Bitcoin and why you should understand the growing interest in digital currency and become part of the tribe.

No, Bitcoin is not a scam or a con in fact it is much more important than you think

In part Bitcoin is based on supply and demand and hence the meteoric price rise, however, it is much more than that.

First of all there is a limit to the number of coins available and they are tightly controlled . Out of the maximum 17million available they are spread in mostly controlled areas.

Who owns Bitcoina total of 25 million people have invested
Treasures have 1.5 millionHeld for the long term
Lost coins 3.1estimated at 3.1 million
Cold storage 8 millionLong term investments
Satoshi Nakamoto group 1.3 millionThe inventors and original owners
Available for trading 3 millionThe current market
Estimates based on market sources

Therefore the market is indeed very thin. When you consider that Elon Musk recently bought about 30,000 coins for his 1.3 billion and they have increased in value by about 20%

Is Bitcoin Crypto really a currency

In the term it is a store of value and can be used to buy product it certainly is. In fact it is now worth more than the UK Pound that was traditionally a gauge for all money.
Bitcoin can be seen as a legitimate store of value.

Some assume it is a non productive asset yet it has constantly been a hedge against inflation. In fact even if it just covers a medium inflation rate over the next 10 years it should be a $500,000 coin.

Political intervention is entirely unlikely except for financial manipulation in a small country like Turkey. They don't want there money going to Bitcoin.

Accordingly a great comparison is PayPal an everyday currency used by an estimated 361million people and considered legitimate currency.
It is interesting that Elon Musk was a early investor in PayPal. He sold at a hansom profit that managed to fund Tesla etc.

In fact the opportunity exists for another big player to take a million coins out of the market and it may be considered that Apple, or similar who have large reserves of cash may be close to a transaction like this.

Fiat money is a government-issued currency that is not backed by a commodity such as gold. … Most modern paper currencies, such as the U.S. dollar, are fiat currencies.


Therefore Crypto currency has no more or less stability than paper money therefore it has value. Beside that it has inflationary potential.

Can you get your money out of the Bitcoin market

Bitcoin is a tradeable commodity and you can deposit or withdraw at any time. The price you will use is the daily announced price less any fees that may be payable.

Bitcoin could crash

There is always a risk that circumstances could see the currency disappear. In this case investors may lose some or all of their funds, certainly a frightening position.

However this same situation applies to any common currency used in the market. Take the example of countries that experience extreme inflation. You buy a loaf of bread one day for a couple of tokens and after several months it cost 10 times more or even 100 times more as the value of money declines. It has happened and continues to happen every day.

The US$, UK pound and even the Euro decline in value every year, Stick a million under the mattress and come back in 10 years when it is worth about half that.

Similarly Gold, Silver and Diamonds are a bad long term investment as they fail to keep up with inflationary pressures. Gold no longer backs our currency, silver is not as scarce and diamonds can be commercially made.

Institutional investors will shore up the value

When you have a currency supported by the worlds largest market players they will ensure the value is retained.
The top 1% of bit coin investors have more that 3.3 coins. That is a small list of around 260,000 entities.
The next 5.2 million investors have less than 0.3 of a coin and the balance down from there
Therefore there is a very small spread in Bitcoin holders.

What if the Super funds decide it is a great opportunity.

There is every chance the multi trillion dollar super funds will have to invest in Bitcoins as a hedge against inflation. They must be looking at opportunity lost and that this is not an aberration.
Several billion invested in Bitcoin would be a miniscule percentage of the funds and offer little risk of loss. It will happen.

One international hedge against inflation

Wherever you are in the world Bitcoin has the same value and is easily traded. When you are going through massive inflationary periods like Venezuela, Zimbabwe or Argentina where would your money be the safest. The answer is simple and easily identified.

When real estate values crash or even decline over time having your money invested in a growing equity may seem like a great option. From anywhere at any time

Are you too late to join the crowd

We have certainly missed the early opportunities for the big gains however this is a very young currency, it is only a few years old and has a lifetime to run. A Bitcoin at a million dollars is not out of the question in the years to come.

Crypto trading choices
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What other crypto opportunities are available

Will there ever be another Bitcoin where you can ride the escalator from the bottom.

Ethereum is the next most popular however unlike Bitcoin it grows with the market. An original supply of 72 million is added to by about 18 million a year.

Litecoin has a market limit of 84million shares with a platform similar to Bitcoin

Like bitcoin, litecoin is a form of digital money. Utilising blockchain technology, litecoin can be used to transfer funds directly between individuals or businesses. This ensures that a public ledger of all transactions is recorded, and allows the currency to operate a decentralised payment system.


Another is a new entrant to the market titled Coinbase. This is different in that they floated the product on the New York Stock Exchange. However instead of setting a price as is done in a normal float they let the market decide. They expected about $250 a share however it went to over $350 before coming back to around $290. We may see a correction soon from its current value of just under $80 billion. ( Bitcoin about $700 billion)

The Coinbase IPO is potentially a watershed event for the crypto industry and will be something the Street will be laser-focused on to gauge investor appetite,” Wedbush analyst Dan Ives wrote in a note to clients. “Coinbase is a foundational piece of the crypto ecosystem and is a barometer for the growing mainstream adoption of Bitcoin and crypto for the coming years.”


Importantly what is the value of a Bitcoin when it drops

Don't worry about the dips

You are looking at a trading stock where it is dominated by small holders. Any news will affect the price and rises and falls are a daily thing.
All sorts of tools and advise are available on the best times to enter a market. As my mentor said to me;
“The best time to buy crypto was in the past and the next best time is today”

My final words

First of all this is a new world of adventure offering excitement and entertainment as well as profits and losses.
I am not an expert nor do I make any investment advise with my job to simply tell what I see.
Yes I hold an investment in Bitcoin and would love to grow that to a whole coin as I slowly build my holding.
My introduction to Blockchain and currencies was over two years ago however I failed to act. and made a million dollar mistake. Cry no more it is still early days.

Accordingly I offer no advise or recommendations made.

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What is the value of a Bitcoin by Peter Hanley

In conclusion; Perception drives a market

5-Affiliate marketing mistakes (and how I learned a hard lesson)

Why planning is important

5-Affiliate marketing mistakes (and how I learned a hard lesson). Not understanding these basic inputs will provide no chance of success

Affiliate marketers have a battle to be seen

Unless you are read and followed no one will click your links and thus no sales will result.

A pretty simple formula really however the big question resides around being read.

First of all you must be on page one of a search term. Over 80% of searches never go past the first three free listings so if you are not there you will not be found.

Keyword understanding is essential.

Understanding Key words is paramount to success

Key words or more correctly Key phrases are the basics of all search terms. It is a balance between competition and traffic and both need to be on target.

Fortunately we have some tools to help us with this otherwise it would really be a difficult task.

When someone searches for anything they type in a series of words and those words are the Keywords that take them to a result. Google ranks all those words and positions them according to their rules.

I use three different tools to gain the information needed to make a wise decision. Remember I said traffic and competition, well, too much of either and you wont be found, similarly too little has exactly the same results. No one looks at you.

I looked up affiliate marketing for beginners and found among others two results

Same page and vastly different results so what went wrong.

Seeing your traffic makes a difference.

Using the tools before and not after

The first is Jaaxy a Wealthy Affiliate product .

This tool will give you most of what you want in terms of volume and competition. Pick volume of around 100 a month and competition under say 50 or 5 pages.

Next we look at Ubersuggest by Neil Patel. a bit more difficult to read but more information.

Finally the important Google search. Google writes the rules so they know.

Ubersuggest also has a Chrome extension that provides the estimated visitors numbers as seen above. They will add to the traffic count.

Using a headline tool helps write great introduction text.

Now we have a headline and Meta description to complete

The above examples both appeared on page one so why did one get more traffic?
The first thing is the headline.
Affiliate marketing for beginners 7 steps to success makes a promise.

I struggled with this for a long time until I found a great free tool by Monster Insights. This tool rates your headline and tells you what you are doing wrong, or right in some cases.

Many experts will tell you to keep your headline short however they are wrong. The headline needs to draw readers in to answer a question, provide hope or come up with a solution to a problem.
7 Steps seems to be better that 2021, ( what's more you wont have to change it)

You need power words and promises to pull them in.

Next is the Meta description the lines below the headline. This must explain what your article is about and whether it is worth reading for them. It needs to contain your key phrase as well.

These three items are a package that need to be the best available on the page. Your time to grab a reader is only about 2 seconds so it must be good.

Key Phrases are the startsearch for traffic and competition
A great headline is necessaryAbout 55 characters is ideal
Meta descriptionGet them in with a promise

Affiliate marketing mistakes and bad links

Use your links sparingly and distance them apart

Being an affiliate marketer gives you the opportunity to link to many and varied income sources. Most of us have a whole bundle of affiliate links depending on what we are writing about.
First of all writing for Mobile content is necessary at all times because this is where Google takes its ranking from.
However having links close together for a mobile phone creates a blurring of the data and they can't be used.
Secondly readers are there for information and too many links creates distrust in what your article is about. Links must be directly associated with your article and provide more information.

Finally you have several link types but three are important

Internal links Linking to other data within your blogs
External LinksTaking them to further information
Authority linksUniversity's, Health services even Wikipedia
Use them at appropriate times

In conclusion, limit your links, write for mobile optimisation and include authority.

Using good SEO is also critical to success

WordPress is my media of choice so I am able to use Yoast SEO. In fact I use the premium version because SEO is so important.
Content structure must be designed with readers in mind. Lots of headlines, short sentences, a few graphics and no spelling mistakes.

Writing must be positive and use ample transition words to connect structure.

You are not writing an engineering white paper. You are there to entertain and keep readers on the page from beginning to end. Provide a solution or answer a question is your destination.

Keeping them on page creates an opportunity for taking them to a destination where you get paid.
You are an affiliate with an ambition to make money. Therefore getting readers transported to the money page is your objective. Your blog or article is the devise to the printing press.

Don't get all hung up on prise winning articles, find the hot spot that gets action and exploit it as well you can.

In most cases the web page you are directing your readers to will be designed to sell the product, that is their job. Your roll is to build interest and move them on to spending money.

Affiliate marketing mistakes and good SEO

Good SEO is importantTry Yoast SEO
Entertain and informinclude references
Move readers to a saleUsing great linking structure

Understand your history and analyse your results

When you don't know where you have been, can't see where you are going and have no idea of traffic you are in the middle of a nightmare.

Firstly Google analytics is available free to everyone. It has such an extensive range of stats
that can tell you many variables. If you are using WordPress then a great plug-in is Monster Insights. ( The same one for your headline analyser) This puts all the vital stat on your front page so you are reminded constantly to check your results

My conclusion to affiliate marketing and the lesson I learned

The principal lesson is that many variants make the whole and they all need to be in line. Like music it is not just one note but a range of inputs to create a tune.

Affiliate marketing is like that. You need to line up all the ducks to capture interest and intent in a part of a second.
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Buy Crypto Currency online ( and trade the market today)

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Buy Crypto Currency online ( and trade the market today). The new game in town is a place for everyone, you just need to be careful but how?

Has the Crypto market over heated and gone past us

The whole market is relatively new and most people just don't understand blockchain or coins creating fear and doubt.

If you are wanting to buy into the market you are evidently past this point and moved on to curiosity and excitement.

With massive investments by people like PayPal, Google, Tesla, Citibank, JP Morgan it is evident that the market has gained credibility.

Having a value in excess of US$2 trillion it is no small player although dominated by Bitcoin at about half that amount.

Most of the value is post 2017 so a relatively short time in any financial cycle.

The market is young and the future looms very large.

Is it safe to trade in online currencies

Many are finding this market is an ideal hedge against inflation however. Yes it is a rollie coaster ride with an upward trend over time.
This excludes the bottom tier entries that are there for padding.

Saying all that the market has been in a Bull Run for some time although forward projections see this strong trend going through to 2022.

I know nothing and this is not financial advise it is purely a discussion on a subject of interest.

You really need to have some skills in this to not get burnt.

One way to achieve this is by mirroring a player that has a history in the market.
Some brokers encourage this because you get to track your portfolio and see exactly what is happening along the way.
This is a form of protection and learning at the same time however results are never guaranteed.

Local area trading is available

What advise is available for new market players

First of all my advise is to learn as much as you can before investing any money.
Your broker ( my recommendation) will have a training program that you can play off market to see how you go.

You will quickly learn a few tricks and that life is not all roses.
Next is to follow a good investor for a time to see what could be if you have the talent and understanding.

Finally to employ a stop loss in all your positions to save failure in the case of a major shift in the market. It does happen and can bite very hard when it does.

Furthermore it may be wise to invest only in Bitcoin and Etherium who are the market leaders and will continue to be at the top for the long term. Time should take the wrinkles out of the market and provide a good return over a longish journey.

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eToro was my broker of choice

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I looked for someone that had a long trading history and an easy to follow page. They had to have the tools that I needed and the ability to control my world.

You will need to upload security documents like a Passport or Drivers Licence and completer a facial image recognition by taking an image in a snap of your self.

Then it will be banking details, drop some money and you are away and running.

You get to view the activity of all the selected stocks and drill down into all sorts of data analysis and graphs to gather really good information.

The activity is live and changing as you view the page and the above shot was a day after the April correction, the whole thing crashed for a short time. The low yesterday was $54431 a big dive from $66,000 just a few days ago.
You can see that the trend is upward at the moment however there may be another correction to come. I promised excitement .

Buy crypto currency online just like the big boys.

What do the big investors think?

One recent venture was by Elon Musk of Tesla fame. Elon had some spare capital earning little or no interest so he bought bit coin at at about $36,000 that sent the market up and then into a loss position.
Even at todays figure of $57,000 that is a great return on a US$1.5 billion investment.

Interestingly he is happy to take Bitcoin for the sale of a new Tesla, so come on market I need one.

The next is Greyscale Investment a New York base investment fund and an early entrant to bit coin.

Grayscale has by far the largest Bitcoin portfolio of any institutional investment platform, with over $30 billion in BTC currently under management in the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust, which trades under “GBTC”.


I could do many more but suffice to say there is some big investors that are going for the long ride. See more at Crypto markets

Can you monitor what is going on with the Crypto market

You sure can. There is so much data available that a rank amateur can keep up to date and have a chance of success using the data available.
This is a simple chart of Etherium over the past few months of a Bull market with a ending correction.

buying on the crypto market

Off course there will be good days and bad days and a few classic corrections along the way .

This is not a market for the feint hearted because it is an Investor driven result.

Furthermore it has a young following that are volatile in their activity seeking quick profits.

Are all Crypto currencies safe?

There is the amazing story of Dodge Coins. This was set up as a joke by a couple of smart programmers and left to languish and find its own way.

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Today Dodgecoin is worth $0.34 following a year that went from as low as $0.03 to a high of $0.56 on reasonable trading. It is a Joke coin with nothing behind it however that is the market.
Many hold it as a fun token reminding them selves the real value of the currencies.

Conclusion on trading

First of all and as required to say, nothing in this represents trading or investing advise.

However it is a fun place to be where you can hang out with a few dollars and try your skills.
Never risk the family Jewels on any trading at any time because the downsides can be pretty big.
Finally it is also a very emotional journey just like being at the casino so remember to take your profits and limit your losses along the way

Make a start at eToro however practice before you play

Buy crypto currency online ( and trade the market today) by Peter Hanley

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