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Smart Passive Income #226 – Where to Put Affiliate Links

Pat lets us know where he places affiliate links …

… one might think everywhere … but Pat is more specific:

  • there is his resource page, where he collects “useful” links …
  • extension pages are similar, but he tailors them specifically to a certain product, which is also associated with other third-party products …
  • then there are sidebar banners
  • “hidden” links in blog posts 😉 …
  • within products
  • within physical products and live talks

… and one last recommendation from Pat is to always track your affiliate links …


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Smart Passive Income #166 – Tips, Tips and more Tips

It’s Christmas 2009 and Pat has a huge Christmas present for us in form of 51 tips for blogging and online marketing:

for your motivation

  • Make sure to write down your goals and check them from time to time to see if you are on track.
  • Compare your current state with the past, has it (not) improved? Why?
  • There is always a way to improve things.
  • Do something, it will hardly improve by itself.
  • Use what makes you different to your advantage.
  • Don’t be frightened.
  • Failing provides a way to learn from your mistakes.
  • Don’t overwork, work smarter.
  • Be aware of your karma, give back.
  • Enjoy what you are doing.

for your content

  • Be consistent with what you are doing (don’t change every day/week).
  • Be different.
  • Use keywords in blog titles.
  • Use keywords in anchor texts and links.
  • Use different text styles to make text more readable.
  • Use different text styles to stress important parts.
  • Use stories to involve your readers.
  • Use data (Pat really, really likes this one).
  • Write for your readers (know your readers).
  • Enjoy what you are doing.

for your desgin

  • Squint your eyes (or blur a screenshot of your page) to see what stands out of your design.
  • Add an elevator pitch to let your visitors know in a couple of seconds what your site is about.
  • Allow your visitors to subscribe easily.
  • Avoid clutter.
  • Be present with personal stories.

for getting noticed

  • Comment on on blogs.
  • Write guest posts.
  • Participate in forums.
  • Give interviews.
  • Be controversial.

for networking

  • Join a group of people with similar goals.
  • Attend conventions.
  • Join online groups.
  • Use social networks.

for Twitter

  • Get followers by following others.
  • Use a personal photo in your profile.
  • Use a custom background.
  • Track your links.

for Facebook

  • Setup a Facebook page.
  • Setup a Facebook landing page.
  • Interact with your visitors.
  • Encourage comments and link posts.
  • Don’t get lost.

for growth

  • Use different kinds of media.
  • Create information products.
  • Hire help.
  • Work one hour a day for yourself.
  • Be confident with your decisions.

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