Welcome to another issue of “Make Money Online With Ross Dalangin”.
This issue includes…
1) “The Timing Is Never Right!”
2) “Weekly Marketing Freebies”
3) “5-Step Plan – Selecting the Right Merchants (Part 2)”
4) “Traffic Basics – Monitoring Your Website”
5) “Tell Us What You Think!”
>>>>> The 60 Second Weekly Tip <<<<<
The Timing Is Never Right!
For all the most important things in life, the timing
So if you’re waiting for a good time top quit your job, or
waiting for that right moment to pop the question, or
waiting for the perfect time to start your online
…NOW is the best time!
The stars will never all be aligned together and the
traffic lights of life will never all be green at the same
time. No, the world doesn’t hate you, but it won’t go out
of its way to help you either.
YOU are the best person to help yourself. Only YOU can
take action in order to achieve your goals. Yes, you WILL
make mistakes. But who cares. Nothing can’t be fixed.
If you’re worried about what will happen, do this little
Sit down and think of the absolute worse thing that can
happen if you take your desired action. Think about this
for a few days by replaying it over and over in your mind.
Yes it will be scary at first, but after you’ve run
through it a few times and you’ve become comfortable with
this scenario, think of how long it would take to fix any
problems that arise.
Now the worst case scenario rarely ever happens, but if
you can live with what MAY happen, go ahead and just do
it. You can simply fix any problems as you go.
Listen, the timing is rarely (if ever) right. Putting
things off to “another day” is a desase that will steal
your dreams. If it’s important to you, just do it and
correct course along the way.
>>>>> Weekly Marketing Freebie <<<<<
Today I have something a little differnet for you – a free
Webinar called “Sell More with Stories: An interview with
World-Renowned Copywriter, Alan Forrest Smith”
When applied properly the strategies you will learn in
this webinar will help you sell more products and allow you
to connect your customers and subscribers at a much deeper
You can signup and get your free copy of this fantastic
Here are 3 of my most recent freebies in case you missed
them in previous issues:
1. I just found this incredible piece of free software
called the “Real Link Finder” and I knew you would like it.
It helps you find blogs that don’t use the “nofollow” tag
so get the relevant Page Rank scores and Link Popularity
when you post comments on blogs related to your niche.
In case you aren’t aware about this, the higher your Page
Rank and Link Popularity, the higher your pages will rank
in the search engines and the more traffic you’ll get.
You can grab your free copy at…
2. Calvin Woon and Jonathan Teng are giving away 10 Video
Squeeze Pages for tried and tested affiliate products that
you can use, upload to your host, and promote for
commissions by tonight.
Find out more about this at…
3. Today I have a freebie that I’m really excited to share
It’s an ebook where super guru Stephen Pierce reveals just
about every single one of his secrets to online marketing
If you don’t know who Stephen is, he went from bankrupt
and living on the streets to bankrolling millions and
building a brand new estate mansion.
His story has powerful lessons that you can use to build
YOUR own online wealth.
You can grab a copy of his free book here…
>>>>> Featured Article <<<<<
5-Step Plan – Selecting the Right Merchants (Part 2)
In the last lesson we started Step #3 of the plan and
today we continue with part 2 of this step.
We finished last lesson talking about the Return Rate of
the product you’re likely to promote and here are the tips
I promised you to help you get started…
In Share a Sale, when you look through the merchant list
to find new ones to join, there is a variety of information
that is given to you in that list.
The seven-day average commission
The seven-day average sale
The seven-day reversal
The seven-day EPC
The seven-day average commission tells you how much
commission other affiliates have made on average with this
merchant over the last seven days.
Likewise the average sale tells you how much sales have
been made from affiliates over the last seven days. The
reversal number lets to know how many of those sales were
canceled, returned and refunded.
And of course the seven-day EPC simply tells you what the
average earnings per click is for affiliates with this
merchant in the last week.
These numbers can be important in most cases. Keep in mind
however that if the merchant is quite new, then these
numbers will not be very helpful.
If a merchant has just set up with share a sale in the
past month or two, they may have fairly low statistics for
the commissions and sale amounts.
However, if a merchant has been in the network for quite
some time, and these numbers are low or nonexistent, that
usually indicates there may be a problem with either their
products or their agreements. Thus other affiliates have
avoided promoting them.
Some common reasons affiliates may choose to not promote a
merchant include: unusually low commission amounts for the
niche, unusually short affiliate cookie durations, or the
presence of third-party advertising and affiliate products
on the merchant’s website which the affiliates will not be
There are similar indicators at Commission Junction which
can help you determine which merchants to promote as well.
Unfortunately these are not as cut and dry as the stats you
can get from share a sale.
Commission Junction will show you the three-month EPC,
seven-day EPC, and a visual representation of their network
earnings. The network earnings are simply shows you how a
merchant compares to other merchants in the network.
A fully green bar indicates that this merchant is one of
the top performers in the commission Junction network. A
bar which only has one or two green boxes filled in
however, means that this merchant is at the lower or lowest
end of the earnings scale compared to the rest.
The three-month and seven-day EPC can help you determine
how much other affiliates are earning with a given
merchant, but again this isn’t as helpful as it could be if
there are not many affiliates promoting.
This number can also be misleading, depending upon how
different affiliates are promoting the merchant.
If for example, an affiliate has started a brand-new pay
per click campaign in the past month, and they are doing
quite well with that campaign, then the merchant’s EPC
numbers will reflect the success of that one affiliate. So
even if a hundred other affiliates are not doing well at
all with this merchant, the numbers might still look good.
Similar problems can arise with the network earnings
progress bar. If there are not many affiliates promoting a
merchant, it could appear as if that merchant does not
Unfortunately we don’t have access to all of the raw
statistics we need to make a more solid determination of
the best merchants to choose. That’s why looking at these
performance numbers is only part of the selection process.
One obvious selection criteria that many affiliates do not
think about, is whether or not they recognize a specific
merchant name. If there is a merchant in the network who
the affiliate shops with themselves, and they like, this
may be an excellent choice for them to start promoting.
Likewise if there are very well known names in the
merchant list for your niche, regardless of whether you
shop with them or not, these are likely to be very good
merchants to select. Why?
Name recognition counts, particularly when you’re selling
Once again we’ve run out of room, but in the next lesson
we will finalize Step #3 so you can then move on to Step #4
in the overall plan.
>>>>> Effective Marketing Strategies <<<<<
Traffic Basics – Monitoring Your Website!
In the last lesson we talked about reciprocal linking and
how it can effect your business. Today we’re going to go
over some tools that you can use to monitor your website.
Chances are if you’ve been online for awhile you know that
you just can’t build your website, plug in the right
keywords and expect your traffic and ranking will remain
It takes a bit more effort than that. You have to keep
track of your results, plus keep a sharp eye on the
Doing this doesn’t have to be a complicated process. There
are many useful and free tools to help you find out what
exactly what is going on.
Here is a quick list of some of the tools that you can use
to keep track of your site:
1. Keyword Ranking Tool – Allows you to track historical
search engine result placement data for any keyword you
2. Backlink Tracker Tool – Allows you to check search
engines for the number of back links to your site:
3. Geotargeting Website To Country Tool – This tool allows
you to find the physical location of any website. It can be
used to determine the location of your hosting service, or
research the country location of a particular competitor’s
4. Geovisitors – This will automatically detect where your
site visitors are located all over the world:
5. Yahoo! WebRank - This tool will allow you to check the
ranking of any website in Yahoo:
6. PageRank Toolbar Widget For Macintosh – Allows you to
check the ranking of a website using a Mac or Apple
7. Google AdSense Sandbox Tool – This provides you with
charts and reports which will help you analyze traffic,
clicks, and results from your AdSense advertising:
8. Google AdSense Charts and Graphs – If you have an
AdSense account, you can analyze your website address or
another website address to see what Google ads will be
9. Free Web Counter – This is a free website counter
which you can use on your website to track your traffic and
Now, of course there are many more tools available other
than the one from digitalpoint.com. For instance, I like to
use this tool Xenu’s Link Sleuth, it allows you to test
your websites for broken links:
There is also software that you can download and use to
monitor multiple processes at one time. Most of them come
with free trials and will require a slight learning curve,
so that you can use them effectively.
To find a piece of software that will work for you just do
a search and you will discover that there are many
I guess the point that I am trying to make is that it is
very important to monitor your website, whether you use
free tools or paid software.
Make sure you look for your next issue soon were we will
be talking about using keywords in your page titles.
>>>>> Tell Us What You Think <<<<<
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>>>>> That’s a Wrap for this Week <<<<<
That wraps up another week’s newsletter and I hope you
enjoyed this issue.
Don’t forget to send me any comments or questions you
may have. I would be only too happy to help you in any way
that I can.
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