Category: the art of online success

Embrace Your Age

Embrace Your Age

I Remember as a teenager how I  looked forward to the day when I could legally walk into a bar and order a pint of beer. There were many occassions when I tried to look older than I was to get into a pub. Time moves along at a fairly rapid pace and before you know it your looking back on those days with fond and maybe not so fond memories.

When we’re younger, we want to be older, and when we’re finally older, we want to be young again…but here are a few tips for embracing your age.


Live. Love. LAUGH.They say Laughter is the medicine for the soul it’s good for your spirit and your body as well, carrying various health benefits such as the release of chemicals that make you feel good. The brain is a reservoir of happy chemicals waiting to be released. So when was the last time you had a really good belly laugh?? I mean the one where you nearly pee your pants or in some cases actually do! lol

Remember when you were a kid you always found something funny to laugh about…and especially at older people..(well me anyway).To me they always seemed so stern and uptight.  Don’t know why but I always got the giggles whenever I had to go   to church..invariably there would be someone doing something in church that you thought funny and of course if you were with a friend and you shared the joke it would turn into full blown hilarity You know that deep belly laugh that you desperately tried to old back? And those sitting near you would give you that under the brow look. and sometimes no matter what you just couldn’t hold it in any longer and it would come out has a big hissing sound and you would try to mask it with a loud cough…Yeah they were good days of laughing about silly things.

I really want to encourage you to go find a few funny books, movies, or television shows that make you smile, chuckle, and guffaw, and see how your mood and your perspective improve It really is great medicine to uplift the spirit.

Be Grateful

Today particularly in the west we have so much to be grateful for .Imagine If those that lived only 100 years ago were able to come back and see how far we have progressed particularly in the areas of technology. Transport, Housing all the mod cons we have.  It’s hard to be unhappy about anything in life when you’re filled with gratitude. Being thankful for the good times and even the challenges that life offers you will really shift your perspective on the things that formerly made you upset.

Write down a list of things to be grateful for every day, and reflect on this list before you go to bed or when you wake up.

Find Things You Enjoy

Take a class in something you’ve always wanted to learn about, or pick up old hobbies again, whether that’s cooking, painting, music, or Tai-chi. Life is all about continued learning..Don’t concern yourself so much about the end result  just start doing what you like. The truth is we never get it finished anyway…There’s always something else,Just enjoy the process of learning, creating, and doing something that you enjoy. Explore things you’ve never done before, and find the thing that lights your inner spark into a flaming fire and zest for life. As they say, “we grow old because we stop playing.” It’s time to start Playing again.

Get Active

Now this is a biggie. If like me now in my late fifties the joints are starting to creak and moan and getting physical can take a bit of effort. Physical activity is good for you body, mind, and spirit, keeping you active, happy, and healthy. You’ll feel younger and more alive if you run, swim, bike, or even just get out of your home or apartment by taking a walk outside. Being in nature is a great way to feel youthful again.

Look Around… I mean Really Look!!

You know the saying..stop and smell the roses…well try doing that with intention and mindfulness…Really make the effort to actually STOP! and smell the roses or just gaze at something that attract your attention and hold that gaze for longer than what you would normally and soak it all in. Don’t allow your mind to make a story out of it just be in the moment with whatever it is.Take out your photo albums and look at the life you’ve lived, and people who are or were near to you in the past and present. Chances are you’ll be amazed by the incredible story that unfolds before your very eyes, and you won’t feel so bad about your age anymore. You may even be inspired to write a memoir and share your story with others.

Start That Business!

What about that business you have always wanted to start but never got around to it…For whatever reasons you gave back then…Don’t allow the past to dictate your future…That was me just a short few years ago…I always used to say “i’m too old to do that now…and one day my wife reminded me that i had been using that excuse since i was forty!!!  and it was true! It was time for a shift in my thinking.

A Paradigm Shift

I had for some time been contemplating starting my own online business but managed to convince  myself it was going to be too difficult or I didn’t have the time..All excuses of course.

So i decided it was time to bite the bullet and take a leap of faith.

I’m happy to report things are really working out well for me now and I  have been happily building my online business and feel more in control of my life now in my late fifties than at any other

time in my life…So i’m embracing my age in a positive way.

So why not you !!  Maybe you have always wanted to start an online business or learn about marketing or advertising.

Do you have an idea that you believe could be a potential winner in the market place but your not sure how to get it off the ground!

If this resonates with you then why not take that leap of faith for yourself?

If not now! When?

To Your Success



To Be or Not To Be A Successful Affiliate

To Be or Not To Be A Successful Affiliate


To be or not to Be successful in any affiliate program means you simply don’t sit there and wait for money to come to you!

Growing your business


Yes there lots of promises of earning profits through affiliate marketing without really doing much of anything and of course this has enticed a lot of people towards affiliate marketing.

 But does affiliate marketing really work this way?

As an affiliate, all that is required of you is to simply place the merchant’s ad on your website. Then after that, you virtually do nothing but wait for anyone to click on the merchant’s ad and later collect your profits. Easy, right?

Well, old ya horses my friend! A blind man on a galloping horse would see it just aint that easy.

Many cowboy affiliates earn almost nothing from their affiliate programs simply because what they do is Nothing.

Remember that affiliate marketing is but another form of marketing, and you’ll definitely need to market your merchant’s product for you to earn something.

Successful affiliates in any affiliate program simply don’t sit there and wait for money to come. Why? Because there is no money in simply sitting and waiting. sorry to burst your illusionary bubble of riches for nothing but hey don’t worry ivé been down that shiny brick road myself many times only to end up at a dead end.

So here’s the cold hard facts..If you want to be successful in affiliate marketing and if you want to continually grow your affiliate checks, you’ve got to do something. Period.

Think of ways on how to promote your merchant’s business and products better. Think of ways on how to induce other people to click on the link or ad provided to you by your merchant. Think of ways on how to make your affiliate sales increase!

So if you’re new in affiliate marketing and you try to follow the easy go lucky pit that most unsuccessful affiliate marketers follow, then you’re definitely on the wrong track. But we’re not advising you to stop right there. No. Rather, we want you to take some steps to make your affiliate program work better and gain more commissions for you. How? Here are a few guidelines that may help you to continually grow your affiliate checks:

1) Be the expert on your affiliate product.

Really can’t emphasize this enough But this is what will set you apart from the rest.You can promote your merchant’s product better if you know a lot of things about it. To become an expert, the best thing you can do is purchase your merchant’s product yourself then really study every part of the product or service your merchant his offering. The more you know about it the better informed you are and the more confident you become when it comes to marketing the product.. This way, you can tell your customers about your first-hand experience using the product. You can even write a testimonial or a personal endorsement ad about it.

2) Build your own website.


Having your own website critical to your success. Having a website or blog gives you the edge and looks professional. It also helps build your own confidence in running your business at least have a domain name that is short and easy to remember. You certainly wouldn’t expect a visitor to remember a very long and incomprehensible URL. And if that’s so, you also wouldn’t expect him to visit your website any time soon. That means less traffic for your page and the less chance for your affiliate ads and links to be clicked.

It is also a good idea to create a  website and offer access to it to anybody who clicks on any of your affiliate ads. Visitors usually get interested with these private websites. Private websites also gives you a venue to promote your back-end affiliate products.

3) Write your own affiliate ads.

Many merchants usually wouldn’t mind if you write and design your own ads for their products, for as long as you ask permission from them and present them your ad before posting it on your site. This gives you a greater advantage over a lot of other affiliates who must be advertising the same affiliate products.

4) Participate in chat rooms, discussion boards, and forums related to your product.

If you used to ignore them before, then it is time for you to start focusing your attention on them. You can start your own chat or join an existing chat related to your product. You don’t have to promote your affiliate product at once, but find the chance to advertise and promote it as you go along. The same would be true for message boards, discussion boards and forums.

5) Create a free e zine or newsletter.

E zines and newsletters are periodical publications whose aim is to inform a group of people about a certain subject. In your e zines and newsletters, you don’t always have to promote your merchant’s product for this may greatly annoy your subscribers. Rather, find a way to insert your affiliate ads and links on some portions of the letter. Also, don’t forget to promote your e zine or newsletter on your website.

These are but a few guidelines on how you can increase your affiliate sales and continually grow your affiliate business Sure there can be a lot of other tips that out there, and if you think they would work, we won’t discourage you from following them. What’s important is that you be able to find a way to: attract more traffic to your site, induce your visitors to click on the ads on your site, and be able to promote your merchant’s products even outside the boundary of your website. If you can do these, there’s no reason for you to fail in affiliate marketing.

To Your Success


Become an Affiliate – Run an Online Business In 2019

Become an Affiliate – Run an Online Business In 2019

So You Want To Become an Affiliate. 


Hi Marcus again.

So you have heard about affiliate marketing and stories of people making a good living from it and you have been considering the opportunity for yourself. Like many budding online entrepreneurs just starting out, you may not have a lot of up front capital. Well my friend youré in for a surprise so please read on.

This may truly be your opportunity of a life time for you to get started with your very own online business.

Affiliate Marketing i consider to be the business to get up and running fairly quickly and to start making profit. And here’s the plus side to add to that; Affiliate Marketing  involves ZERO or at the least a minimal investment?

How many business models do you know of like this? So If your answer is yes! I would like a business model like this  then I suggest to read on because your in for a big surprise.

Generally people think that to run a business they need to invest heavily. And this may be true for the traditional bricks and mortar business but now with the popularity of Internet increasing exponentially  your investment is almost negligible.

You must understand that their are millions of online business’s wanting to sell their products and services. And there are literally millions of people online looking to buy.

For the vendor to maximise the sales of their products/services they have to have a effective means of marketing.  This is where you as the affiliate marketer bridge that marketing gap for the owner of the business.

Starting an online business can be one of the easiest ways to begin earning a really good income right from your kitchen table. No expensive office required. In Fact the only requirement is a computer with an Internet connection.

The perfect Online Business with Minimal Investment

OK! I here you asking; If I don’t need an office, and I don’t need to invest then what do I need to do?

Here’s the answer:

You need to become an affiliate for a Really Good Company and start selling their products to earn great commissions.

It’s really that simple! Find a great company with a equally great product preferably one you have used yourself and sky’s the limit.

I want you to let this sink in to your head….you don’t need to have your own product (this is huge!!!)


However, let me very clear here. This does not mean you don’t have to work at all and by becoming an affiliate. Yes there’s work to do in the promoting of the product or service. It’s not rocket science though seriously with a little time you could teach your great grandma to to do this..No joke!!

Look! you know its not going to happen if all you want to do is sit watching TV or checking out the latest youtube videos.

There’s no way on Gods earth you can make money like that. After all, you need to promote the products through your web or Blog

Get Your Free Web Site.

To have a web site you don’t need to be a web expert.The days of html and coding are no longer something you need to do You can literally have a website up and running in a few minutes.  As I just alluded to without you having to knowing any web language you can create a web site which will be your virtual office. There are a lot of web sites offering free web space without any cost.

You just have to register yourself and you can easily develop your own web site by just clicking a few links. No need to have HTML knowledge as you can directly configure your site and choose different background colors for your web site. They even provide very useful tools like page hit counter to have a record of the number of visitors visiting your site.

Since free web site services almost always require you to show the advertisements of the company hosting your site, once you start earning money, it is often a good idea to pay a web hosting company to serve your web site.

Research Affiliate Companies

Straight off the batt. It’s important when starting out to be reasonable with your monetary expectations.  Like any new business whether it be traditional bricks and mortar or online it takes  time to establish and to earn profits. However, if you have spent time initially to set up your business right then it will have the potential to provide good returns over time. It really pays to do some research before you choose a product or service to promote. Has I alluded to earlier try to find a product or service that floats your boat so to speak. One that you feel is worthy of your time and effort to market. This is super important when first starting out. Coupled with this you are going to need to know if there is good demand for the product in the market.  Affiliate programs are not only related to products but also involve information sharing or offering some advice. Like advice on successful relationships, painting,music, learning a new language, woodworking, gardening, etc. You can offer your advice free of cost and use affiliate-marketing programs to earn money. Some of the sites where you can become an affiliate are and Once you choose a product from these web sites and promote those products then you can earn up to a very high commission on every product sold.

Promote Your Business

The success of an affiliate marketing business is promotion. If your site can draw people’s attention and then direct them to the affiliate company’s web site then your earning potential is limitless.

To be successful it helps to spend time doing initial research to choose the right affiliate program that can give you maximum profits. Then you will need to follow through with a good marketing plan. While choosing the affiliate program, give thought to the process you’ll be following to promote the sales of the product.

Since you would be more involved in the pre-sales, your web site should have good content regarding the product. If the conversion rate of the prospects to actual buyers is high from your site then you can consider yourself a good affiliate.

Initial time spent on deciding the right product to promote is key to good dividends later on.

To Your Success


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