Selling is not merely trying to get a sale. Marketing should be involved as well. This diagram from Google Adwords (video tutorial here) provides a good example of a buying cycle and the mentality that each consumer will definately go through in order to reach to the final decison of buying something.
So, it seems that one of my favorite Firefox Addon, Adsense Notifier, which allows you to display your Adsense earnings on the firefox statusbar has stopped working correctly.
Although it still gathers how many impressions are served, the rest such as Clicks, CTR, CPM, Earnings and RPC are all showing 0. It has been going on for almost a week since I started noticing about this problem, and some people are saying that it has not been working for a month now. Continue reading
If you are a publisher using Google adsense to monetize your site, you may have the occassion of seeing irrelevant or totally useless ads that leads to pages that sucks and deceiving. You don’t want these kinds of ads to appear on your site, and especially when you know that they are low paying pay per click. Continue reading
I have been asked this question again and again recently. Be it my mum and dad, brother and sister, and even my girlfriend.
Can someone really earn a living online? Yes, you can and I’ve met and seen people doing this. Some people started small and work their way up while some owns a network a sites using different monetization methods to pull in a good amount of money every day.
It’s 28 December 2007. A date worth remembering. If there was a day to set a new year resolution for 2008, it’s today.
What are my goals for 2008
1. Learn affiliate marketing, take action, work hard, test, fail and try again.
2. Energize my mental thoughts and physical power to ensure my goals are attained.
3. Perform professionally in both my full time job and part time on my network of websites, and earn enough in my online websites to quit my day job.
4. Earn 10K USD in a single month in any calendar month in 2008. (Yes, I know it’s peanuts compared to the super affiliates)
5. Strealine my work processes and reach out for help when I needed it.
6. Do what I do do best, build a team and outsource the rest.
Did you notice that 28 and 2008 have something similar. In chinese, or in Cantonese to be exact, 2 can be pronounced as 易(easy) and 8 is often pronounced by chinese as 发(prosperous). So, if you’re thinking what I’m thinking, I sure hope next year 2008 will be a prosperous year for me.
Enough talking. I’m taking action.
Seems like the whole world is crazy about widgets. Every single Web 2.0 sites, online media, social websites, shopping comparison sites who wants to go viral and provide that extra functionality and WOW factor to their users or technology adaptors just need to have one built. Paypal, probably the most popular online payment processing party, is joining the party as well.
You can create your own online store with the PayPal storefront, upload products, set prices, and start selling on your website or blog. It features quick store setup, fast browsing, fast checkout, and most important of all a simple payment processing.
An interesting note is that it’s currently still unavailable for use for Myspace.
And if you are into business, you should signup an account to accept credit card payments. I’m sure many people will be making good use of this widget and earn some money online pretty soon.
If you are an international affiliate, filling tax froms is quite a hassle especially when you are not sure which one you should be filling in. But most of the affiliate networks such as CJ and Linkshare requires you to fill in one.
It has been a month since my personal blog was registered and created. It has been quite a jouney so far, and here are some of the major achievements that I was able to attain so far.
1. Site was indexed in Google within 5 days of blogging.
2. Site submited to Yahoo, Google, Alexa and Technorati
3. Alexa traffic jumped from 5,xxx, xxx to 1, 495, 925 in a month!
4. Pagerank still 0
5. A microscopic Google Adsense earnings of USD15.39 in October.
6. Made 51 posts in the first month! Continue reading
Beginning January 1, 2007, Amazon Associates payments will be calculated monthly instead of quarterly, paid approximately 60 days after the end of each month. For example, referral fees you earn in January will be paid at the end of March, and payment of referral fees earned in February will be paid at the end of April.