Archive for April, 2012

GT Bulmer | Choosing a Domain Name GT Bulmer © Affiliate Power Central

Newcomers to Internet Marketing often have to make decisions about things they know little about, including choosing a domain name that’s suitable for their new business. It’s not as cut and dried as it may appear. A little guidance might help.

When I was an Internet home business newbie I was told to pick a name and register it so the person selling me the service could build the site for me. I do not recall receiving any specific guidance about selecting an appropriate name; just a few generalizations.

So, because I was accustomed only to offline marketing and promotion, not online marketing, I picked a name that I thought would be unique and memorable. Unfortunately, as I later found out, that was not the way to do it online. … Read the rest of this entry

GT Bulmer | Finding a Niche Market GT Bulmer © Affiliate Power Central

The field of Internet Marketing is now flooded with so much competition that for most aspiring entrepreneurs, their best hope for success is to begin by finding a niche market on which to focus their attention and their efforts.

When you market to a specific interest group you reduce your competition significantly and in some cases, you can even establish yourself as the leading or preferred source for the products and services in that niche.

The first thing you need to do is determine what niche holds the best promise of success for you. Here are some things to think about. … Read the rest of this entry

GT Bulmer | My Affiliate Power Site v.2.0 GT Bulmer © Affiliate Power Central

EVERY Internet Marketer who is looking for a new way to make money online, or a better way, or simply an additional way to earn extra Internet income will want to check out the newly released My Affiliate Power Site v.2.0 (MAPS).

If you are involved in Affiliate Marketing in any form then you will truly appreciate this totally revamped and updated marketing system. It is designed both to help the beginner set up their first website to get a leg up on the business and help beginners and experienced markers alike tap into new sources of online income.

The MAPS program is totally FREE to join, although there are a couple of upgrade options that are extremely beneficial to marketers looking to accelerate their Internet success. MAPS offers free step-by-step training covering how to set up a money making website and how to be successful as an Affiliate Marketer. … Read the rest of this entry

Ways to Motivate Yourself on Down Days

GT Bulmer | Ways to Motivate Yourself GT Bulmer © Affiliate Power Central

Do you appreciate learning of ways to motivate yourself on those down days we all experience? You know how it goes: some days are good, some days are not so good, but the world keeps turning and you’ve got a home business to run.

It’s like this. Some mornings, you wake up and hit the ground running. The day is bright and you are full of vim and vigor and hopeful expectation of a very fulfilling and productive day.

Then there are days you wake up feeling the weight of the world on your shoulders. Every step feels like slogging through deep, mucky mud and it takes a mighty effort just to drag yourself through it. You can tell by the cloud over your head that the day is going to be anything but productive and fulfilling.

How does a busy home business marketer deal with these down days? I see two angles on it. … Read the rest of this entry

GT Bulmer | Work from Home Business Opportunities GT Bulmer © Affiliate Power Central

A lot of aspiring entrepreneurs are looking to make money online and while it is possible, before beginning, the true reality of work from home business opportunities should be taken into account.

I don’t want to discourage anybody, but at the same time, I don’t think anyone should enter into any kind of Internet Marketing business with delusions of grandeur. Take time to investigate and understand the challenges associated with home-based online businesses and weigh them carefully before beginning.

The first thing to understand is that developing such a business, getting it to the point of profit and then to the stage where it is producing steady, lifestyle-sustaining income is not easy and it is far from being quick. There are instances of a business growing quickly, but for the average person, they are rare. … Read the rest of this entry

Things to Remember When Building Backlinks

GT Bulmer | Building Backlinks GT Bulmer © Affiliate Power Central

This post will reveal to you five things to remember when building backlinks. I am taking this from the new eBook by my marketing mentor, Suzanne Morrison, titled, “30 Ways to Get Backlinks.”

Suzanne emphasizes the importance of making your backlinks as natural and varied as possible. The Google search engine is now penalizing sites that appear to have an unnatural backlink profile.

Here are five important things to remember when building backlinks, beginning with the most obvious one:

1) High Quality – Links from high quality sites are worth more. … Read the rest of this entry

Try This Article Marketing Strategy

GT Bulmer | Article Marketing Strategy GT Bulmer © Affiliate Power Central

Try this article marketing strategy if you want to promote your website, build backlinks and get your share of direct traffic and organic search engine traffic. Using articles to achieve these goals is one of the easiest ways to market online.

This strategy involves a couple of steps. First, you will write a blog post. Then you will write a related article to submit to article directories. There are a number of directories where you can submit articles free.

It all begins with thorough keyword research to identify what your target audience is looking for and what keywords and phrases they use when searching for information related to the topic you will be writing about. … Read the rest of this entry

GT Bulmer | Keys to Success in Business GT Bulmer © Affiliate Power Central

The wonderful thing about words and concepts is that they can be arranged in a variety of ways to express a point. Today, I am going to ask you to consider three keys to success in business, although they can be applied to all aspects of life.

The keys are Clarity, Competence and Concentration. I happened upon this particular arrangement of concepts while reading some inspirational material from business leader and success coach, Brian Tracy.

Brian encourages people to live without limits and to work at breaking the success barrier in their lives. His training materials guide them towards these personal development goals and provides them with step-by-step instructions on exactly how to do it. I am a fan of Brian’s work! … Read the rest of this entry

GT Bulmer | How to Write a Blog Post GT Bulmer © Affiliate Power Central

Today, I am going to tell you how to write a blog post for your home business. At least, this is the format and checklist that I use most of the time. Of course, there are always variations, and everybody has their own preferences.

First, do some keyword research and select a good phrase to optimize your post for. Every blog post should be optimized for a different keyword or phrase.

Second, use the keyword phrase as part of the title. I find that the title also sets the tone for the text of the post. When you get to writing the actual blog post, depending on the length of the post, use the phrase two or three times. Personally, I try to include it in the first paragraph, somewhere in the middle of the post and in the last paragraph. … Read the rest of this entry

GT Bulmer | Benefits of Blogging GT Bulmer © Affiliate Power Central

The benefits of blogging for your Internet business can be varied and the reasons why each marketer does it might be different. But the fact remains that blogging can be highly beneficial for all types of businesses.

Personally, I think every home-based Internet Marketer should start and maintain a blog. Here are a few of my reasons for blogging.

First, I want to provide relevant information and recommended resources that will be of interest to my visitors. I want readers to find something interesting, informative, inspirational or entertaining when they read my blog posts. In other words, I want to provide content that offers some degree of value so visitors will feel it has been time well spent and will be encouraged to come back again. … Read the rest of this entry

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