Being an influencer is all about knowing what you are good at and sharing it with the rest of the world. It’s not just about the marketing, branding or even the business generated from it, instead, it’s actually a combination of everything. Take myself, for example, I could be considered an influencer in the world of affiliate marketing and blogging. I may be known for that, but as a result of it, a whole new world of opportunity has come up as a result of it.
For example, next week I will be speaking at Influencer Marketing Days in New York City. It’s a two-day conference that connects some of the industry’s best influence marketers and brands with audiences from around the world while also sharing their expertise and actionable tips to help others find even more success online.
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During this event, I will be speaking on the topic of “How to Establish Yourself as an Industry Expert“, which is something I’ve not only had a lot of experience with — it’s also something I love teaching others as well. It’s never been easier to turn your expertise into a million dollar business through the use of influence marketing and the internet. Best of all, if you can attend Influencer Marketing Days, I’m going to show you how.
However, if you aren’t able to attend the event, don’t think that gives you an excuse not to find success!
The internet marketing industry is unlike any other… especially when it comes to the outreach and requesting help from others within it. Try asking a local restaurant or retail business in your area how to start a competing business and see what they say. You will likely get thrown right out! However… ask the same question online to an industry expert, and you have a very good chance of getting a solid reply. Go ahead… shoot me an email — I always answer!
With all of that being said, there are going to be some amazing experts, entrepreneurs, and influencers speaking at and attending Influencer Marketing Days. I highly recommend you run through each of the speaker bios below and start following them on Twitter and visiting each of their sites. I’ve even had the opportunity to interview many of these experts and share their knowledge through my podcast as well.
If you’re a reader of the blog and in the New York area, be sure to check out Influencer Marketing Days, as I’m sure it’s going to be great!
Influencer Marketing Days – 23 Speakers You Can’t Afford to Miss
Influencer Marketing Days is organized and chaired by Geno Prussakov, an acclaimed digital marketing thought leader, international speaker, and educator. Through his writing, training, and speaking he directly contributed to online marketing successes of many Fortune 500 brands, and thousands of small businesses.
Prussakov authored numerous books which were translated into other languages, trained tens of thousands of Internet marketing professionals, and are also used as textbooks in many MBA programs around the world.
In 2011 for influencing “change within the industry” Rakuten named him one of Performance Marketing’s Most Vocal Advocates, while in 2014 and 2015 Small Business Trends recognized him as one of North America’s Top 100 small business influencers. He is a regular contributor to an array of industry publications and multiple blogs, including his own (named the Best Affiliate Blog in 2010 & 2011). Geno regularly speaks at key industry events, and besides Influencer Marketing Days also runs his Affiliate Management Days conference.
Rachel is the CEO of FMTC, a premier affiliate solution provider and the company behind the Fresh Press Media Influencer Marketplace . She is currently serving as the President of the Performance Marketing Association Board of Directors. Rachel has been in the performance marketing industry since the late 90’s helping merchants launch new programs, assisting affiliates in starting their businesses and has been a part of developing technologies that help affiliates, publishers, bloggers, merchants and advertisers optimize their interactions and maximize the return on their relationships.
As Founder and CEO of VigLink, Oliver Roup understands the power of native monetization like few others, and is passionate about powering content-driven commerce for companies like Reuters, Maxim, Women’s Health and more. Through advanced link technology, VigLink automatically enables publishers to earn revenue, at scale, directly through a publisher’s words. Prior to VigLink, Oliver served as a Director at Microsoft in charge of various media properties including XBOX Live Video Marketplace, Zune Marketplace, and MSN Entertainment. In addition to holding patents covering micro-transactions, media, and metadata, he is currently a board member of the Performance Marketing Association and chair of the PMA’s Content Monetization Council. Oliver received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Computer Science from MIT and his MBA from the Harvard Business School.
As the founder and CEO of ShareASale, Brian has connected thousands of merchants and affiliates alike, ensuring mutual profitability while preserving the spirit and core values of the affiliate marketing industry. Since 2000, his leadership and vision have helped shape the industry into what it is today. ShareASale celebrates its 16th anniversary this year and currently supports over 4,000 retailers on the ShareASale Network, working strategically with its clients, both on the advertising and publishing end, to maximize their individual potential. Brian is a three-time winner of the Affiliate Summit Pinnacle Award for Affiliate Marketing Advocate of the Year.
Gary Kibel is a partner with the law firm of Davis & Gilbert LLP (www.dglaw.com). He practices in the areas of Digital Media, Advertising/Marketing and Privacy law. Gary regularly advises interactive companies, advertising agencies, media providers and other commercial entities regarding transactions for interactive advertising, behavioral advertising, social media, programmatic media buying, mobile marketing, affiliate marketing, data collection and usage, and other emerging products and services. He also serves as General Counsel to the Performance Marketing Association. Davis & Gilbert is widely regarded as the premier law firm in the U.S. representing advertising, marketing and promotions agencies, from specialized shops and ad tech companies to the largest advertising holding companies in the world. Prior to becoming an attorney, Gary was an Information Systems Analyst with Merrill Lynch.
Max is the Head of Global Growth at Lightinthebox, where he leads a group that manages 200+ marketing channels. Prior to LITB Max was the VP of Product and Growth at Lockerz, which acquired Wishpot – a leading social commerce platform – where Max was the CEO. Max held senior management positions at Microsoft. He’s an active startup advisor and he is trying to finish his first cooking book.
As a co-founder, Todd Crawford evangelizes the opportunities presented by a multi-channel approach to the performance model. Prior to Impact Radius, he served as vice president of sales and business development for Digital River’s affiliate network, oneNetworkDirect. Todd also contributed to the founding team at Commission Junction in 1998 and led its business and sales development efforts as vice president for more than seven years.
Co-founded Curalate, Inc. and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Gupta has a background in both startups and established ventures encompassing strategic management, marketing, sales and operations. He worked in the technology, financial services, and industrial chemicals industries, and also has exposure to the pharmaceuticals and aviation sectors. He served as the Chief Marketing Officer for MedPlus Health Services Pvt. Ltd. and also served as its Chief Operating Officer, North India since March 2007. Mr. Gupta was responsible for leading MedPlus expansion into Northern India and also heading marketing efforts nationwide for MedPlus Health. Prior to joining MedPlus, Mr. Gupta spent seven years in a variety of strategy, sales, and marketing roles in the United States, where he focused on launching and building new products, services, and organizations in the financial services and technology sectors. Mr. Gupta also served at Arthur Andersen, American Express and WebEx Communications. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business and an undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin.
Lindsay Hittman is the Co-Founder and President of BrandCycle Inc., an affiliate platform that strategically connects lifecycle retailers with high-quality content and influencer partners. Lindsay has extensive background in online customer acquisition where she previously served as the Director of Digital Strategy and the Director of Product Development at Acceleration Partners working internally to develop and launch new business extensions and services. Her background and interest in retail and e-commerce was launched in product development and consultancy roles for Macy’s and Bloomingdales. Lindsay holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.
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Tom Holland, MS, CSCS, CISSN is the CEO & Founder of TeamHolland LLC, a fitness-consulting company. An internationally-recognized fitness expert, Tom is an exercise physiologist and certified sports nutritionist. The author of numerous books and the host of best-selling fitness DVDS, Tom is also an elite endurance athlete with 23 Ironman triathlon and 70 marathon finishes around the world. Tom has worked with such companies and teams as Nautilus, Gatorade, McDonald’s, The New York Jets, Vega, Nissan, Merck, PowerBar, NordicTrack and Timex. Tom is a frequent guest on The TODAY Show, Good Morning America. FOX & CNN.
Highly accomplished i360 strategic marketer and entrepreneur with proven talent for envisioning and developing ideas into successful businesses, and building peak-performing teams to support those growing businesses. Karen’s industry impact is clearest in her 10-year tenure as Founder/CEO of Think 360, a nationally recognized integrated marketing agency highly regarded for its strategic, big-idea campaigns. Fueled by a passion for health and wellness, in 2009 Karen launched Antidote 360, a division of Think 360, offering Health & Wellness Marketing Solutions. In 2016, Karen co-founded Wellness Amplified – a multichannel influencer marketing company focused on health & wellness vertical.
Kamiu Lee is VP of Business Development & Finance at Bloglovin’, a cross-platform content discovery platform that aggregates users’ favorite fashion and lifestyle blogs into a single beautiful feed. Bloglovin’ also partners with hundreds of brands through Activate by Bloglovin’– the world’s leading influencer marketing platform, with access to 1M+ registered influencers. At Bloglovin’, Kamiu is responsible for business development, finance and overall P&L management, as well as new strategic initiatives. Prior to Bloglovin’, Kamiu worked in Business Development roles at Rent the Runway and Refinery29, as well as in early-stage investments at Gotham Ventures. Kamiu started her career as an investment banker at HSBC Securities, based in New York, London and Sao Paulo, where she focused on M&A and equity fundraising for consumer and media clients. Kamiu holds a B.S. in Finance & Accounting from Boston University and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.
Jessica Fishman Levinson, MS, RDN, CDN is a registered dietitian nutritionist and the founder of Nutritioulicious, a New York-based nutrition communications and consulting business with a focus on culinary nutrition. Jessica specializes in recipe development, writing, and social and traditional media relations. She is the co-author of We Can Cook: Introduce Your Child to the Joy of Cooking with 75 Simple Recipes and Activities (Barron’s, 2011), the Culinary Corner columnist for Today’s Dietitian Magazine, and maintains the popular Nutritioulicious blog. In addition to her professional work, Jessica enjoys all things related to food and wine and spending time with her husband and twin daughters.
Stephanie Robbins connects brands to niche online influencers to incrementally grow revenue. She brings over 20 years of online marketing experience to the table, including leading the interactive division for a nationally acclaimed digital agency. Stephanie is known for representing a select few brands that she can authentically promote, treating each brand like it is her own. She has spent the past 8 years developing relationships with over a thousand influencers and is passionate about helping them create a flexible lifestyle through influencer marketing. A known subject matter expert, Stephanie has been interviewed on NBC Business Talk Radio and published in Feedfront Magazine.
Barbara Rozgonyi leads CoryWest Media, a Midwest-based WIRED branding and social selling consultancy that positions its clients as highly visible, attractive, and influential leaders online. The company’s client list covers a wide range of industries from Fortune 500 to startups. An influential digital marketing expert and author, Barbara began blogging at http://wiredPRworks.com in 2006. She co-founded Social Media Club’s Chicago chapter in 2008 and was selected by Nokia as one of two social media experts to represent the U.S. at Social Media Week Berlin in 2013. Named one of the top 50 content marketing influencers on Twitter, Barbara’s digital brand is @wiredPRworks. An international speaker in the meetings and event industry, Barbara is Meeting Professionals International member and a National Speakers Association professional member.
As Chief Strategy Officer, Greg Shepard charts the company’s trajectory for future product and service offerings. Greg originally founded the global affiliate marketing agency, Affiliate Traction, in 1999, which was acquired by eBay Enterprise Marketing Solutions in January, 2016, and named Pepperjam the following April. Greg also founded the brand compliance agency AdAssured, which was officially acquired by Pepperjam in July of 2016. Greg has been a prominent speaker, author, and contributor at international industry events and media publications for more than a decade.
Laura is the Head of Product Marketing at TapInfluence. Laura blends extensive agency and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) experience, along with a love for the art of marketing and passion for data, to help brand and agency customers generate measurable ROI, with influencer marketing. She is a versatile marketing leader and accomplished writer, with nearly twenty years of experience.
Latham Thomas, aka Glow Maven is a celebrity wellness/ lifestyle maven and birth doula- transforming not only how women give birth to their babies, but how they give rise to the best version of themselves. Named one of Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul 100- a enlightened group of leaders elevating humanity with their work- Latham is helping women embrace optimal wellness and spiritual growth as a pathway to empowerment. She is the founder of Mama Glow (MamaGlow.com) a lifestyle brand and highly regarded website offering inspiration, education, and holistic services for expectant and new mamas. A graduate of Columbia University and The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Latham formally served on the advisory board of Yahoo! Health and currently she serves on the TUFTS University Nutrition Council. Latham is best-selling author of “Mama Glow: A Hip Guide to Your Fabulous Abundant Pregnancy,” a go-to wellness guide for expecting mothers endorsed by Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr Mark Hyman, Christy Turlington Burns & more.
Chris Tradgett has been 14+ years in the affiliate industry, initially as one of the early team at Buy.at affiliate network, then client side – and the last 4 years growing the Publisher Discovery platform. Currently providing affiliate network intelligence to leading affiliate networks, OPMs, agencies and merchants globally to power affiliate recruitment strategies.
Martin Weinberg leads the US marketing team at SEMrush which is driven to help marketers succeed through advanced competitive intelligence. Prior to SEMrush, he helped many organizations develop creative digital strategies to reach their audience and inspire action. Martin consulted to brands such as Comcast, Ricoh, Campbell’s, uPenn and Reed Business Information, where he created the largest B2B email marketing program in the world at the time. As an industry speaker, Martin enjoys contributing new ideas and insights about digital strategy, online marketing, and social media at conferences, universities, and corporate events, such as Digital Summit, Pubcon, SMX and more.
Adam Weiss is the General Manager for Rakuten Affiliate Network (formerly LinkShare), and is responsible for the overall strategic direction and technology roadmap of the global affiliate business. He also focuses on new business development, partnership optimization and Publisher account management. Adam has held multiple roles within Rakuten Affiliate Network, having joined the company in 2003. Prior to that time, he held publisher-facing positions at About.com and 24/7 Media.
Jessica began blogging 15 years ago and has been writing at her personal blog, Don’t Mind the Mess, for over 8 years. She is a freelance writer whose writing has appeared on The Toast, Book Riot, and The Huffington Post. She worked on Wayfair.com’s SEO team and built their innovative Homemaker Blogger Program. She is currently a Business Development Manager at CJ Affiliate, where she is the key strategist on CJ’s Content team and helps influencers and brands connect through the affiliate channel.
See you at Influencer Marketing Days!
Did you only count 22 names on the list about? Don’t forget about me! — Be sure to follow everyone on the list above, and don’t forget to connect with me at Influencer Marketing Days and to attend my “How to Establish Yourself as an Industry Expert” session on Tuesday 11/15 at 3:00 PM.
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How to Make Money with CBD and the OnlineRXMasters Affiliate Program
No matter where you look, everyone is talking about CBD and the hemp industry. Whether it’s on the powerful and natural components of CBD, marijuana legalization, or how to get started with a hemp related business of your own… it seems to be a hot talking point every single day.
In reference to CBD, and why you are seeing it being advertised all over the place, it’s much like how Acai Berries got attention several years ago. However, the difference between the two is that CBD is a component of marijuana — but comes without the THC component (which is what makes you high). Without this component in place, it’s legal for sale online and in most health/hemp retail locations around the world.
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As with any hot selling product, there is plenty of money to be made through the use of content creation, ad campaigns, and of course… affiliate marketing.
While CBD is getting a lot of attention, there are some strict guidelines as to who can sell, ship, and promote the product — even when it doesn’t contain any THC components. However, as an affiliate marketer, you can usually avoid most of these problems by simply promoting a trusted website or brand that is already selling such products.
With all of that being said, let’s now take a look at the OnlineRXMasters affiliate program, and how you can start making money with CBD related sales through their platform.
Introduction to OnlineRXMasters
When trying to make money with any type of offer online, it’s all about finding the right affiliate networks and partner programs to sync up with. Often times, it’s better to try and find an affiliate program that is focused in one niche market, versus joining one that just has thousands of offers that are all over the place.
With OnlineRXMasters, it’s all about health related products and CBD. You can learn more about their CBD affiliate program here.
Each affiliate on their platform will have access to the following benefits:
- WIDE PRODUCT RANGE.
OnlineRXMasters offers unrivaled opportunities to join the CBD trend and profit regardless of who your audience is. Whether they are into health, beauty, cooking, or pets care, they’ve got something in store for all of them. Not only do they have a number of categories to satisfy each customer, but also they offer an exhaustive list of CBD products to meet all needs and preferences.
- OUR FULLEST SUPPORT.
WhenOnlineRXMasters team up as partners, you’re never on your own. CBD affiliates instantly receive the compelling marketing materials, high converting localized websites and tried and true tools. In addition, you will be supported 24/7 by their professional team and get access to the fully transparent statistics.
- EXCELLENT COMMISSIONS PLANS.
OnlineRXMasters values their affiliate partnership and want it to work both sides of the street. For this reason,OnlineRXMasters have made their commissions extremely competitive and particularly rewarding. With this CBD affiliate program, the rates are always high, and the payouts are always timely.
After signing up for OnlineRXMasters and getting accepted into their program, you will then have access to their library of offers, where you can then see their top offers and associated payouts. Depending on volume and quality, you may be able to negotiate a higher commission with your affiliate manager.
To learn more about the program, their offers, and to see reviews and ratings from some of their active affiliates, be sure to check out their network profile on AffiliateFix.
How to Make Money with CBD and OnlineRXMasters
Before we start covering the basics of CBD and how to make money with it, you should first know a little bit about the industry. According to recent industry stats, we are looking at these numbers and benefits in the coming years.
As reported by RollingStone, “Experts have predicted that if the cannabis industry expands at its current rate, the American market will reach $20 billion by 2020. But it turns out that one market is spinning off into a mega-industry of its own: according to a new estimate from cannabis industry analysts the Brightfield Group, the hemp-CBD market alone could hit $22 billion by 2022.“
And what we also know, is that CBD works for a number of reasons and has a wide range of benefits associated with it as well. Such benefits include:
- Can Relieve Pain
- Could Reduce Anxiety and Depression
- Can Alleviate Cancer-Related Symptoms
- May Reduce Acne
- Might Have Neuroprotective Properties
- Could Benefit Heart Health
Granted, CBD may or may not work for everyone… but people are very interested in trying it out as an alternative solution to whatever symptoms, pain, or expensive medications they might already be dealing with.
When it comes to making money with CBD products and sales, it’s all about the delivery of information to these audiences that are looking for more info, and then giving them a source where they can make a purchase.
There are several ways to start diving into this industry (while also providing value), such as:
- Creating a CBD/health related website or blog
- Running paid traffic and media ad campaigns
- Starting a Facebook Group on CBD/health
- Turning industry information into infographics
- Converting free info into a guide and collecting emails
As you can imagine, it’s all of the usual affiliate marketing methods that will work here. It’s just a matter of knowing who your audience is, and how to target them.
How to Get Started with OnlineRXMasters
Now that you’ve taken some time to learn more about OnlineRXMasters and the many different offers and promotions they have in place, it’s time to join their platform and see how their offers might start working for you.
Once you’ve taken a look at the many different pharmacy and CBD offers they have available, it’s then time to decide on which you want to promote, and how. As mentioned, people are always looking for new information, coupons, brands, and learning tools when it comes to CBD and their own health. If you can build something that provides value to an audience, and offer a CBD product in the process, all the better. Throw some remarketing into the mix and you might be able to turn repeat traffic into additional affiliate revenue.
All you need to do is head over to their site, click on the “Sign Up” link, and wait for approval from their affiliate team. Once this is in place, you can then start promoting any offers on their platform, and also connect with the affiliate manager that will be assigned to your account.
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How to Create an Electronics Niche Review Blog in 5 Steps: A Complete Guide
Are you planning to start a review blog in 2019? There are hundreds of niches that you can proceed with. For the sake of simplicity, this article will focus on one of the most lucrative niches at the moment – consumer electronics.
The reason is, consumer electronics products have turned into an essential part of consumers’ daily life routines. And whether it is a smartphone, laptop, digital camera or smart TV, people like to read online reviews before buying any product. It’s also a great industry to start making money with affiliate marketing.
It’s not just about selling digital products or reaching your target audience, it’s also about streamlining the process to create content, promote it, and monetize your audience in the process. With some dedicated time and focus, this is something that can be fully outsourced.
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Even several studies and researches claim that online reviews influence a purchasing decision to a great extent. According to Search Engine Land, 84% of the people trust online reviews as much as friends. It simply shows that if you create an electronics niche review blog you can make a good amount of money.
This blog will guide you on how you can set up a review blog, what resources you will be required and what options you have to monetize your blog. But before that, let’s have a look at the growth rate of the consumer electronics market over the years. It will give you an idea of whether or not you should go with this niche for blogging.
Electronics Industry Over The Year
Today, the consumer electronics industry has reached to the peak. And according to different market researches, it is going to retain its dominance in the coming decades.
According to very popular market research and business intelligence portal Statista, the growth rate of the consumers’ electronics industry in the United States is projected to grow by 3.9 percent from 2018 to 2019. It will reach approximately 398 billion USD in retail revenue.
This research shows that in the coming years more and more people are going to invest in consumer electronics. If you can come with genuine reviews for consumer electronics, you can see your electronics niche review blog successful.
5 Steps to Create an Electronics Niche Review Blog with WordPress
Why WordPress? Your blog will require a lot content. According to W3techs, WordPress holds roughly 60% market share of the whole CMS market and it is best known platform for blogging. The industry around WordPress is mature. Whether it is themes, plugins, hosting or other tools – you will find more options to choose from than with any other platform.
1. Choose the Right Domain, Host, & Install WordPress
When it comes to starting an electronics niche review blog, the first step is to choose a reliable hosting company. There are a number of options to choose from. However, it is recommended that you read their reviews before making the final decision.
Hostinger, inMotion, SiteGround Bluehost, A2Hosting, etc. are a few popular names in the industry that are serving thousands of people across the globe. According to your needs, you may go with any of them.
Speaking of a domain name, it will be beneficial if you buy your domain name from your hosting provider. Some hosting providers offer free domain name with their hosting plan. When buying a domain also take care of domain age, domain authority, extension, etc.
Nowadays, most hosting providers offer a single-click installation option for WordPress. You just need to log into the control panel of your provider, and search for “WordPress”, select the domain name you want to install into and hit the “Install” button. It is as simple as that.
2. Pick A Review Site Theme
The entire appearance of your site depends on the theme you choose. Therefore, you should be extra careful when making the selection. Feel free to explore Google by searching ‘best themes for review websites’. As stated previously, there are A LOT WordPress themes to choose from.
Don’t worry, most of the review themes are easily customizable. So, anytime you can make changes to them according to your needs. With most review themes, you will be able to transform your simple blog into a stylish electronic niche review website.
If you don’t like above-mentioned themes, you can choose from a free WordPress theme repository. Make sure the theme you chose better represents your blog’s niche and is optimized for search engines.
Installing a WordPress theme is like a piece of cake. You simply need to go to your WordPress dashboard. There click on the option Appearance->Themes-> Add New. Next, click on the option “Upload” (available at the top of the screen) and then “Browse”. Now, you will be able to select your downloaded themes’ .zip file extension.
For in-depth information on WordPress theme manual installation, you may go through their official documentation.
3. Installation of the Essential WordPress Plugins
After installing a relevant theme your blog might be looking pretty now. But there are a few more important steps you will have to take to make your electronics niche review blog a fully functional, feature-rich and protected. And this can be done by installing essential plugins.
Some of the popular plugins you should definitely consider installing on your review blog include:
The plugin comes with a setting section which allows you to choose how you want to manage and display reviews on your site. WP plugins make it easy to add a product review. You just need to choose the “Product Review” option when writing a blog. The plugin will automatically show you all the settings to write your review.
If you want your review posts to rank in search engine results, you should ensure that all your posts are in a proper SEO-friendly format. All in One Schema Rich Snippets plugin helps you write posts using the rich snippets format.
It is a free plugin that lets you add reviews of your own products, services, and website. Moreover, you can also ask your users to submit reviews. The plugins use shortcodes to display reviews – you can display your reviews anywhere on your site including on pages, posts, and sidebar.
Installing a plugin is as simple as installing a theme, you will hardly have an issue when installing these plugins.
4. Create the Essential Pages
There are a few essential pages you should create before you start publishing your reviews. Pages like About Us, Contact Page, Disclaimer, Getting Started etc. help you make your blog more trustworthy to your target audience.
If you want your readers to take your review posts seriously and follow your advice, your blog must have all the information your readers expecting to find. By providing essential pages on your site, you help your readers to get to know more about you and your website.
5. Start Publishing Relevant & Valuable Content
Always try to come with relevant and quality content for your audience. If you want to demonstrate to your readers that reviews you have presented are reliable, conduct as much research as possible before you start writing.
Good knowledge of the product, its features, evolution, and competition, help you write an approachable and expert review.
Here are some tips to create an effective review post for an electronics niche blog.
- Read out the manufacturer’s website of product you are reviewing.
- Conduct good research about the pros and cons of products. If possible compare them with their competitors.
- Since people are looking for genuine experience with a product, it would be better if you can personally use that product.
Make sure your review posts are covering most of the concern of users. Common questions most people would like answered are:
- Is the product user-friendly?
- Is it of good quality?
- Have other users a good experience with the product?
- Is the product worth my money?
Try to write a review blog includes answers to these questions. Bonus tip – Google the brand or model that you will be reviewing and carefully check what other websites are talking about. First positions on organic Google are usually there for a reason. Check your competitors’ headings in the text. These are usually juicy keywords that users are searching for.
Top Ways to Monetize Your Electronics Niche
Once you have set up your electronics niche review blog, you need to find a convenient way to monetize it. Well, there are plenty of options out there that can get you a good amount of money. Some of the popular ones are mentioned below. You can choose anyone you find ideal.
Affiliate Marketing is one of the most popular ways to make money through blogging. Indeed, it is a kind of marketing in which you refer your readers to products and when your readers buy those products based on your recommendation, you get a commission.
Look for an affiliate program in your niche. You would definitely find so many consumer electronics firms that will be willing to pay you to review their products.
If you don’t find a convenient affiliate program, you can go for this second option. Google AdSense is a program from Google that lets publishers display text, image, and video-based ads on their blog and in lieu they get a commission when a user goes through those ads.
There are two ways you can start earning money from Google AdSense:
Based on the Impression: In this type, revenue depends on page views. For example, for every 1000 page views, you earn a fixed amount.
Based on Click: When a user clicks on the ad on your site, you get a certain cut of the ad revenue. It may range anywhere from $0.01 to a couple of dollars.
Sponsored Reviews & Banner Option
If your blog receives a decent amount of traffic, consumer electronics companies may approach you to promote their products. You may get two types of requests in this case.
Banner Ads: These ads are just they sound like. You will have to place a product banner ad in your relevant review post. The business sponsoring the ad will pay you for keeping the ad up on your site.
Sponsored Reviews: When a business sends you their product and pays you to write a review about it, it is called sponsored reviews. Just don’t forget to follow Google Webmaster guidelines!
In addition to these primary methods to monetize an electronics niche review blog, you can look for other options as well.
What Makes a Good Review Blog
Creating a review blog and monetizing is not sufficient. If you want to beat your competition and make your blog popular, then you really need to make some efforts. Here are some tips that can help you create a good electronics niche review blog. You can also take a look at any of these top technology sites and see how they are creating valuable content for their audiences.
Know Your Targeted Product’s Features Inside and Out
Before you start writing a review, take your time to research every feature of the products. Try to explain to your users why these features are great.
Add Both Positive & Negative Reactions
A pros and cons section is an important feature of any good review blog. A review which is only positive or only negative may alert your audience and give them a wrong impression. Always be honest with your reviews.
Talk to the Manufacturers
If you want to stay one step ahead of your competition, don’t hesitate to talk to the manufacturers. It can be a good way to know more about a product. Sometimes, it can be difficult to contact manufacturers. In that case, you can refer their press releases on their product launch.
Put Yourself in Your Readers’ Shoes
Most bloggers make this mistake. It is good to present your own perspective when reviewing a product, you should think about your readership as well. Remember that, all your readers are not the same, they may have different points of views. So, always take this into account when you write a product review.
Tips to Promote Your Blog
Lack of right promotion is one of the reasons most blogs fail. Have a look at below tips to do it rightly.
Focus On SEO
From the day you start writing a review post, you should make sure you’re optimizing your content for search engines. Along with designing good content, you should focus on embedding the relevant keywords. However, you shouldn’t overdo it. Similarly, you should choose the relevant title for your blog that gives an idea to your audience what they are going to read.
Take Advantage of Social Media Platforms
Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. can be a good source to get traffic on your blog. Share your posts on these platforms regularly.
It will be more beneficial if you can create a community of people who are particularly interested in your niche. For example, on Facebook, you can look for a group/page where people talks about consumer goods. Those people will be more interested in reading your posts.
Niche Bookmarking Websites
When you share your content in niche-specific sites, your blog generates more relevant shares and traffic. Reddit, Slashdot, Digg, Pinterest are a few bookmarking websites that you may find useful.
In addition to these methods, there are numerous other ways that you can try out. Conduct deep research and find out the one that is relevant for you.
So, here is what you need to make your electronics niche blog successful. Remember that, it may take some time to get good earnings out of your blog. You will need to continue writing good content and promoting it on the right platform.
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Freelancer and Employee Payments: 7 Methods that Work Best
Owning a small business is like herding cats. There are tons of details to keep track of and never enough hours in the day to get everything done. And one of the most important parts of any business is payroll.
After all, everyone wants to get paid! That’s why making sure employee payments get made on time should be a major priority for every business owner.
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Let’s take a look at some types of payments you can use to keep your business running efficiently and keep everyone happy!
6 Types of Employee Payments to Consider
When you’re planning your business strategy, don’t forget one important thing: Your workers need money!
Employee payments extend further than just the traditional paycheck. Here are 4 types of payments that you can offer your employees.
1. Issuing Paychecks
This is traditionally the most universal method for making payroll payments. With paychecks, you don’t have to hand out cash, and employees don’t have to have a bank account.
For small businesses, providing a paycheck for each employee can be time-consuming, or you’ll need to outsource the process to a payroll service.
However, with more businesses using cheaper and automated digital solutions for payments, Paychecks are quickly finding themselves an ‘old world’ method for payments.
This is especially the case when being compared to other methods like Paypal and Payoneer.
2. Direct Deposit Payments
Each year more and more employees are choosing direct deposit as their payment type of choice. After all, they don’t have to do anything or worry about running a paper check to the bank on payday. The money goes directly to their bank account and is immediately available.
This is by far the fastest and most efficient way to get paid. The only thing that’s required of the employee is to be able to provide the employer their checking account number and the bank’s routing number.
Online payroll software like a fake paystub generator can streamline the process, and keep in mind that if you don’t have this kind of specialized software you’ll likely have to pay a small fee for each direct deposit. These methods are often used to verify income statements when setting up a new account or applying for a loan.
Overall, this process is simple, fast, and convenient.
2. Cash Payments
Paying your employees in cash is another option, but you’ll need to keep very good records because this can make the IRS suspicion about your taxes.
Many employees prefer being paid in cash because they don’t have to deal with a bank, and yet you are still required to take out taxes and maintain records of each payroll payment. There are really very few instances where paying employees with cash is the best option.
We all know cash is king, but when collecting payments online, this just isn’t a viable solution. This is especially the case when looking to hire freelancers or designers.
However, cash is still one of the most common ways to make or receive payments in smaller localized markets and 9-5 side jobs.
For online businesses, SaaS platforms, and freelancers, Paypal is still one of the best ways to send and receive payments online.
The reason why Paypal is so widely accepted and loved, is that it makes the process of getting paid so easy.
With Paypal being the backbone for many global payments through platforms like eBay, Etsy, and millions of others — it’s a standard that is now accepted across all platforms.
For employees and businesses, making payments through Paypal is great for many reasons, such as being able to pay with a credit card, connecting payments to a bank account, and also using the Paypal Working Capital as a way to fund the company should it need a loan for growth or excessive spending.
Other benefits of using Paypal (for businesses, or as an employee) include:
- Scale: A payments partner that can support your growing business and help you sell across multiple markets and platforms.
- Conversion: PayPal is the most-used digital wallet. Shoppers complete their checkout 88% of the time on average, helping you close more sales.
- Security and Confidence: Get the products that work for your business from a partner that offers Seller Protection and fraud monitoring.
- Live Customer Support: You can speak with a live representative if you need help with the merchant services your business depends on.
Many of these benefits will also come in handy for freelancers and employees as well. Paypal offers a debit card and for payments to be deposit right into user’s bank accounts as well.
5. Payroll Cards
Payroll cards have become increasingly popular in recent years because you don’t have to keep up with cash, or print new paychecks during every pay period, and employees don’t need bank accounts to make the deposit.
The setup costs are similar to using direct deposit, but there are also advantages. Payroll cards allow an employer to simply load the money onto an employee’s card each pay period. This saves you money on the cost of supplies.
It also saves your employees from having to go to the bank, and the employee can withdraw money at any ATM at their convenience.
Similar to Paypal, Payoneer is another payments solution that is quickly being accepted by freelancers and employees around the world.
Some of the most common reasons and benefits why employers and freelancer enjoy using Payoneer as their financial platform include:
- No bank account required for an account
- Super fast platform for receiving payments
- Withdraw payment to any local currency
- Send money to friends and family without fees
- High-quality customer support and user friendly
Payoneer is also very friendly towards affiliate marketing partners and companies that are working directly with site owners, affiliates, and bloggers. You can see some of their top payment partners listed below.
With digital employee payments and transactions on the rise, Venmo is another name you are probably hearing a lot more in daily life.
Similar to Payoneer and Paypal, Venmo acts as a digital wallet that makes online payments easy, and also include the following benefits.
- Pay from a bank account, major debit cards, or your Venmo balance.
- Free to receive money.
- Free to send money when using certain debit cards.
- Freelancers can get money to their bank accounts within one business day.
- Sign up with Facebook or email.
You can learn more about their platform by visiting their site and seeing if their terms and conditions align with yours as an employee, or a business.
Dolla Dolla Bill Y’all!
At the end of the day, we all want to be paid what we are owed — and at the time we are supposed to receive payment.
Employee payments are an essential part of doing business. These different ways to pay employees offer business owners plenty of flexibility. After all, every business has different needs.
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