True love lets you chase your dreams with no chains attached. Lucky I have such a supportive husband. Good things are coming!
True love lets you chase your dreams with no chains attached. Lucky I have such a supportive husband. Good things are coming!
Summer is right around the corner. There is nothing better than a dip on a tropical sea on a windswept morning. Feel sound of nature and touch of a wind. Rolling into a warm sand and getting vitamin D is beach lover’s paradise but don’t forget about sunscreen! You need to keep your health of the skin and beauty in mind all the time. I can’t wait to shine like a gold in my KARO swimsuit.
Are you a 1099 person or a W2 person and what is the difference. The major difference is one is an employee and one is not. People recieving 1099’s are commission only and non-employee marketers. But do the differences go beyond just taxes?
Absolutely yes! Since Affiliates are non-employees they are limited to marketing and promotion through affiliate coded links. They do not and cannot represent a company beyond that. So a question many ask is. Is an Intern an employee or a non-employee. The answer is.
If an Intern on the Internship to Hired Program is not interested in employment with us and only interested in getting Microsoft certifications plus sponsorship for Banking, Insurance and Stock Brokerage licenses. They will be paid as an Affiliate. As an Affiliate the commission rate is a 5% flat rate commission. They may qualify for Super-Affiliate bonuses depending on arrangements made.
An Internship to Hired Program member that plans on staying with the company, starting their Sophomore year can apply for a draw starting at $600.00 per week. The weekly draw calculation is 10% or your commission account or draw whichever is higher. Every quarter your account balance exceeds your draw you receive an automatic increase in weekly draw of $200.00. Our draw is non-recourse. So if you leave with a negative balance, you do not owe the company any money. We take on the full risk of training you.
Full completion of the Internship to Hired Program leads to full employment upon graduation as a Business Development Manager or Fashion Buyer with a starting Draw (salary) of $2,000.00 per week with fully paid health benefits and 100% matching on the 401(k) plan.
In addition Intern to Hire members and our staff recieve a year end production matching bonus. So the actual commission rate is 10%, double that of non-employees.
If you have any questions on this you should ask a Fashion Buyers Network Sales Manager or Business Development Specialist.
Yes, the day has come. Fashion Buyers Network and most of our 8,500 Fashionista members are now accepting different crypto currencies for payments.
The crypto currencies now accepted are:
While Fashion Buyers Network does not believe in the value of investing or holding of crypto currencies. Many people are making a living trading these currencies. You are free to explore this.
If you are crypto trader and would like to blog about tis on our site. Reach out to Rose at FashionBuyersNetwork.com and ask her for an account with Author permissions. As long as the blog post are about the technology and not a overhyped sales pitch you will be allowed to educate our members.
It is our position that settling payments in these crypto currencies can increase sales and we are adding a new level of affiliates who prefer to work and get paid in crypto currencies.
if you have any questions. As always reach out to our staff. We are member based and always here to help.
Some affiliates look for products first, and then they look for people to sell these products too. That’s backwards. What you want to do is find an eager, cash-paying audience FIRST, and then simply offer whatever it is they’re already buying.
It’s a much easier way to become a successful affiliate.
So what you need to do is start by brainstorming and then researching markets to uncover the goldmines. That’s what you’ll find out how to do in this video…
Okay, so start by just creating a big list of possible markets for yourself. These might be markets that you’re personally interested in, such as markets related to your own problems or hobbies.
For example – do you golf? Do you like dogs? Do you want to lose weight? Do you do any bodybuilding? Do you restore old cars? Do you write novels? Do you crochet beer-can hats and sell them at the county fair?
Whatever it is that has sparked your own interest, write it down.
Next up, write down the interests, problems and hobbies of your friends, family and coworkers. Does Uncle George like dressing in drag and going out on Friday nights? Does your coworker always talk about hydroponic gardening? Is your friend obsessed with tattoos?
These are the sorts of things to add to your list.
Next up, pay attention to the world around you. Read the news. Eavesdrop on people. Watch reality TV. Talk to hip teenagers to see what’s happening. You can get plenty of ideas for potential markets by just opening your eyes and ears to what’s going on all around you.
Okay, here’s another idea – this is a way to discover markets and niches you never even knew existed…
Go to your favorite keyword tool – could be Google’s free keyword tool, or WordTracker or MarketSamurai or whatever you like. Then enter in general keywords like…
“get rid of”
See what I’m saying?
When you plop one of those phrases into a keyword tool, you’ll get all sorts of crazy things that people are looking for in the search engines.
You can also do this using Google’s autofill feature. Just start typing something like “how to” in Google’s search box, and it will automatically guess what you want to search for based on what others have searched for.
For example, enter in the vague search “how to,” and Google will spit out all sorts of possibilities such as: how to boil an egg, how to kiss, how to tie a tie, how to write a cover letter, how to knit … and many more.
Sure, some of the ideas you’ll get will be absolutely worthless to you. But you’ll also be turned onto some very good market possibilities, like those who’re wanting to learn how to lose weight, write a cover letter or write a novel.
So your next step is to separate the wheat from the chaff. What you want to do is figure out which of these ideas on your list are actually profitable. And the way you do this is by snooping around a bit online.
First, go to Google and run a keyword search for the market, like “golf” or “weight loss” or “drag queen.” Then take this same keyword search and run it through a big marketplace or two, like Amazon.com.
What you’re looking for is evidence that there is a big, hungry market that’s willing and able to buy related products and services. So put on your Sherlock Holm’s hat, and let me tell you how to spot and recognize this evidence…
First, you’re looking for evidence that the market is buying products and services. For example, if you run a search in Amazon for “weight loss,” you’ll get over two hundred thousand hits. Check out some of these weight loss products, and you’ll see that many of them are bestsellers on Amazon.
Together, these bits of evidence become a big blinking neon sign that you’re dealing with a huge, hungry market… (and no pun intended!)
Now do another search, such as one for “mousetrap cars,” and you’ll come up with just 87 products. That’s tiny – not exactly proof that there’s a huge market just clamoring to buy mousetrap cars, kits, parts or guides. So that’s the kind of market you’d cross off your list, because you want a market that’s rabidly passionate and willing to buy a lot of products.
The second thing you’re looking for evidence that the marketers are willing to spend money to advertise to their niche. That’s a big sign that the market or niche is profitable, because smart marketers don’t flush money down the toilet.
So look at the sponsored ads on Google when you run a search – are there plenty of them? Look at the sponsored ads on Amazon. Look on eBay. Check out classified ads in the back of related publications. See if related websites are filling their ad spots.
In short, follow the money.
Go back to the example of weight loss – you’re gonna see advertisers spending gobs of money online, on TV, in print and everywhere else to reach their market. That’s a sign of a profitable market.
Now run a search in Google for mousetrap cars – at the time I’m making this video for you, not a single paid ad shows up alongside the regular search results. That’s a sign of a small market or a tightwad market… either way, not something you want to jump into.
Okay, so now it’s your turn. Go do your market research. Find out which markets have eager audiences that are buying products and services. You can even use Google Trends to see if a particular market is gaining in popularity over time.
Do this and you’ll create a short list of markets that look super profitable. Pick one… and you’ll be one step closer to becoming a successful affiliate.
So you wanna be an affiliate…
Looks easy enough, right? Seems like all you have to do is pick a product to promote, find an eager group of buyers, slap up a banner ad… and you’re in business.
Everything I just said about affiliate marketing is completely wrong. For starters, you don’t pick a product first. Instead, you start by picking a niche. Basically you find the money stream and then put yourself in front of it.
Secondly, slapping banner ads up isn’t going to get you anywhere. Oh sure, you might get a few clicks here and there. But as the saying goes… even a broken clock is right twice a day.
I want you to scrub your brain of everything you’ve heard about affiliate marketing. Because if you’ve started dabbling with it and you’re not making money, then someone probably fed you some bad information. That’s not your fault.
But we need to get rid of that misinformation. I wish I had one of those Men in Black doohickeys that would just erase the bad affiliate marketing info that’s lurking in your brain. Unfortunately I don’t have one, so I need to ask you to watch this video with an open mind… okay?
The first thing I want you to know is that an affiliate marketer wears a whole lotta hats. I’m not talking about fedoras, cowboy hats or those silly crocheted beer-can hats. I’m talking about business hats.
Let me explain…
<li>First off, you’re a marketer. That means you’ll quickly become adept at social media marketing, joint ventures, search engine optimization, media buys, guest blogging and all sorts of other ways to drive targeted traffic.</li>
<li>You’ll also wear a filtering hat. This means you sort through potential affiliate products to find the best solutions for your audience.</li>
<li>You’ll also wear a bit of a mind-reading hat. Okay, you won’t actually be mind-reading, but you will do some market research to get inside your prospects’ heads. Once you do this, then you can pick products they’re anxious to buy, and write sales copy that gets them pulling out their wallets.</li>
<li>You’ll also need to don your writing hat. That’s because you’ll be writing sales copy, newsletters, blog posts and other types of content.</li>
<li>Sometimes you’ll wear a bit of a tech hat. Sure, you can outsource your tech jobs like maintaining your website, but a lot of affiliates prefer to just learn how to do it themselves. And really, with tools like WordPress it’s not that hard.</li>
The next hat you wear is one as a relationship expert. And that brings us to the next important point you need to know…
A lot of affiliate marketers think the key to making sales is to add value to an offer, meaning you offer a special bonus to those who buy through your affiliate link. Sure, that’s part of a good strategy.
But here’s the #1 secret that super affiliates know which gets people lining up around the block to buy from them…
People buy from those they know, like and trust.
Think about your own purchases and you’ll know it’s true. If you’ve spent a little more money for a product because you preferred to buy from someone you know, like and trust … then you know exactly what I’m talking about.
Maybe you bought the name brand headache medicine because you don’t trust the generic. Same ingredients, same effect… and even though the name-brand cost a bit more, you still bought it.
Same goes for shoes, clothing, food, laundry detergent, cars, smart phones, books and everything else you buy. I’m sure there are plenty of times you’ve spent a bit more because you wanted to buy from a company or individual that you knew, liked and trusted.
Your prospects are the same way – they don’t necessarily buy something from you because you dangle an enticing bonus in their face. They buy because they know, like and trust you. You’ve engaged them and you’ve built a relationship with them.
So now you see why you need to wear a relationship hat. While it’s possible to approach cold prospects and sell a few who-zee-whats-its here and there, you’ll do much better if you build a list, engage that list, build a relationship with the subscribers and then promote solutions that you know will really help these folks.
And that brings us to the final point…
What sort of niche should be you be targeting?
Here’s a key – find a niche of rabid buyers who’re likely to buy several products from you. Find people who are super passionate about some topic or hobby.
Take the example of bodybuilders. Serious bodybuilders buy a ton of stuff. They purchase books and instructional videos on how to do their sport and how to compete. They purchase bodybuilding supplements. They buy all sorts of weights, benches and machines. They buy lifting gloves, lifting hooks and back supports. They buy heating pads to soothe sore muscles. They buy a ton of healthy food.
I could go on and on. Point is, the serious bodybuilders are a wildly rabid market who buy a lot of information, and they purchase a wide range of expensive products, mid range products, and consumable products.
Here’s another example of a burgeoning market…
The vaping / e-cigarette market.
Vaping isn’t something people just do – it practically becomes a lifestyle for the rabid folks. So they purchase multiple devices, dozens of c-cigarette liquids, t-shirts, spare parts and guides. Then these vapers also go to meet-ups, conferences and expos. They’re a rabid audience because they’re engaged, they have money, and they’re snapping up every new thing that hits the market.
You see what I’m saying? This is the sort of market you want to go after. So take a few minutes and think about what sorts of rabid, passionate markets are all around you – because one of them could be your ticket to affiliate success.