18 May

Four Tips for Affiliate Marketing

So you already know what affiliate marketing entails and you already know the benefits you will enjoy it. However, no man is an island and the one that I’ve seen last is the persistence to learn in man. Truly, you cannot have all the knowledge in the world about this type of business, so we’re giving it to you. Moreover, every business has its own secrets to success, consider this one of those.

Tips to Be Successful in Affiliate Marketing

Set Goals When the purpose or goal of a venture is amiss, abuse of time and resources is inevitable. You need to set goals that you plan to achieve by venturing into this business. You can decide that you want to make a certain amount every week from the business, or something else. The basic thing is, set a goal and work hard to achieve that goal no matter what.

Focus. Through my various interactions with other bloggers, I’ve discovered that one problem that people have is the focus. You want to try so many things at the same time, and this takes time and resources and it’s only a matter of time before failure sets in. However, if you focus your energy, resources and intellectual into one type of model, you’ll do just perfect. This is not to say that you shouldn’t attempt great strides, just take things one step at a time.

Take a Step Back. You’ll overwork yourself sometimes and it will seem frustrating at the start but this is the point where you stop and take a step back. Sometimes things become a little too difficult and you want to keep fighting or them. Sometimes, to move forward you’ll have to take a step back, stop, or even take some time off to think things through. Some of the best inventions were conceived in such quiet moments. Scientists are not the only ones who need such time off, bloggers need it too.

Time In addition to setting goals, set a time frame as well. This line of work takes endurance, persistence, patience and good timing. Yes, set goals and attach a time frame to those goals and work hard while waiting on the time they’ll be achieved. It requires time, patience and discipline to survive the tough times, but you will eventually.

Conclusion You must have thought that this was going to be some technical secret, it’s not but you will need these to help you stand strong through the tough times. It will also help you live a disciplined life, knowing that you have things that you’re responsible for. Affiliate Marketing is fast money, buy nothing good comes so easy. You’ll have to work for it, enjoy and endure every bit of it, till you get to that desired goal.

18 May

Affiliate Marketing Types and Options

By now you already know what affiliate marketing is because if you’re reading this blog post, it only means you’re looking for more information. No doubt you’ve come to the right place for that information, but the question bothering you is not just basic information. So you want to know what benefits are attached to venturing into affiliate marketing? Let’s get to it.

Overview of Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is one of the best and fastest ways to make money as a blogger, but you already know that. It is good you know that, but keep in mind that it’s not a very easy task. Just as you’re thinking, affiliate marketing has more to it. You don’t always have to recommend products for sale to get a commission. These are some other areas in which you can especially focus on.

Pay Per Sale

In this case, you get a commission for every product you recommend and is bought. That is, you get paid a percentage of the money received from every sale of that product.

Pay Per Click

This is the model where you earn by the click of visitors you must have redirected to the merchant’s website. The number of clicks you get on the ad will determine your income.

Pay Per Lead

When a visitor opens a link and finds a contact form and fills it, it gives the merchant a lead, and you get a percentage for this singular action of the visitor.

Reasons to Be an Affiliate Marketer Affiliate Marketing has become one of the best and fastest ways to make money in the world of blogging. Here are some of the reasons why;

*No Cost Attached This is one business where you don’t have to bear the production cost, higher employees or even stress out about the cost of anything. It is cost-free and does not come with additional baggage.

World Market

The world today is connected by really small dots called the internet. It enables us to buy and sell anything around the world. With affiliate marketing, you will meet a lot of clients from across the

Globe.

Work from anywhere, passive income

This is one of best reasons for going into this business. You get to work from wherever you are and make money even while you’re asleep.

Conclusion The benefits attached indulging in this business have been explained, just as the types, you could go into. In as much as this may seem like a very easy job, it’s not. However, the results gotten from the business makes it worth the while. You will not regret making this decision and that’s a guarantee.

18 May

How Do I Get Products To Promote?

It is pretty easy to decide to promote just about anything you feel like you can promote. Yes, it could work that way but, you don’t just go around promoting just about anything. Here are some questions to guide your selection of a product to promote.

  • am I a user of the product?
  • will my followers and the majority benefit anything from buying the product?
  • is it easy to buy this product?
  • what commission do I get from referring this product?

Well, the last question is not really compulsory, but you can add it to give you a perfect guideline on getting a product to promote.

There are two three types of products to promote

Physical Products, Information Products, and Services.

Now that you have set a guideline, you have to know your audience and know what suits you best.

You already have an idea about this, but here’s a short and clear explanation to aid your selection.

Physical product: these are products that are easy to recommend because you can easily find them on online markets Luke Amazon. So It is pretty easy to sign up with their affiliate program. Commission gotten here is not really so much but then, let’s take baby steps, shall we?

Information Products These are products usually recommended by bloggers and publishers. They’re usually informative products that teach people how to do certain things and these usually bring higher commissions.

Services

I employ a lot of services when it comes to work so I guarantee that anyone who knows the value will be interested in the purchase of services too. So the recommendation of services will get you as much commission as every other service will bring. In addition to the fact that it will benefit those around.

Conclusion This is just a starter for you but I’m certain you’ll enjoy this business path a lot more. It works for every blogger who is dedicated to making it work. As earlier stated, affiliate marketing is one way to get passive income. There’s more if you’re interested, but digest this and thank me later.

18 May

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate Marketing For a Newbie.

A lot of people have no idea the number of bloggers in the world who make great passive income through affiliate marketing. As a matter of fact, they are looking for ways to make some passive income but do not know anything about this particular model. Well, I’m here now and I’ll tell you about affiliate marketing and also give you some start out tips.

What is Affiliate marketing? The simplest definition for affiliate marketing is the act of referring products to customers and getting paid by the click of the visitor on the link.

Simply put, it is the process of getting paid a commission for referring or recommending a product to your friends and followers. It is one of the best ways of monetizing blogging.

How Does Affiliate Marketing Work?

To get started with affiliate marketing, here are four steps that will lead you on your new journey to financial stardom

  • firstly, find a product that you plan to and can promote
  • secondly and importantly you can sign up for their affiliate marketing program
  • get a link for tracking visitors who click your link
  • get a commission every time they buy the product

It’s very easy and I know it sounds like it’s a lot of processing to go through but it is really not that difficult. Just before you jump in, I think I’ll understand where you’re coming from if you ask how to find the products to promote. It’s not out of place to have such pending questions in mind; here are the answers you seek.

21 Apr

Riding a Hot Air Balloon

I absolutely loved my experience, which was a present for me from my Dad. I asked why did he bought that as a birthday present, I didn’t asked for that in the first place, he just told me “Secret, just enjoy the ride and you will feel great” at the back of my mind, my dad is really strange.  Maybe because he already had the experience in that ride or maybe because he enjoyed it, so that’s why he bought that for me. Well it’s for me to find out.

There were questions that really bothers me about the ride or how could I react if I’m already there.

What would I wear?

Funny thing is that I really don’t know what to wear, but I decided to wear a jacket because I thought it will be that cold. For a hot air balloon to fly or to work it needs a balloon’s burners and open flames, so surprisingly it’s very H-O-T even if its windy, I felt really warm. But still I enjoyed it.

Is hot air ballooning safe?

It’s absolutely safe! Pilots were very professional and they really give an instruction on what we will do if something happen and they provide safety gear, too.

Where would it land?

This is my favourite part! Know why? Because I thought it would be the same as the airplane landed but it’s not. What I did was I squat to ensure that I will be safe but the pilot gives an instruction for us to be safe. Landings are likely to be a wee bit bumpy, but all I can say is that “expect the unexpected landing”. Because we landed at the sea side.

Can I take a “Selfie” during the ride or can take some pictures?

I wonder on how I could possibly take some photos because I’m scared that my phone will fall, so I asked one of their staff if I can possibly take some photos during the ride and she answered a big YES. She then gave me a wrist strap for my phone to secure it and I started to capture those awesome views, without worrying that my phone will fall.

How could I enjoy the ride?

Since I’m really into Mother Nature, I definitely enjoyed the ride. It was lovely seeing the mountains, the houses, seas, and the people are getting smaller as the balloons went up, and the busy cities. It’s really fascinating as soon as you’re on top. I felt that I can barely touch the clouds and I can feel the heat of the sun which is quite really hot. It was really fun!

I thought that it would be very boring on riding a hot air balloon because it not like a roller coaster ride, or a zipline ride, but it’s not, for real. How about you? Did you experience the same thing like I do? Or something more fantastic? Share your experience  here, too.

01 Feb

Why You Ought To Try Riding A Hot Air Balloon

Planning for a vacation would be great, especially when you’re planning to go with your friends or your family to spend some quality time. But what would be the possible things to do? Or anything adventurous activities, just to make sure that they are having fun?

My brother suggested that we will try the hot air balloon ride, and I find it exciting because one of my friends have already experienced it.

But I started to ask myself, can my nephews enjoy the ride even if there are six years old and the other one is nine years old? Would they allow my best friend to ride on the hot air balloon even if she’s six months pregnant? Could it be possible?

Here’s what I realised during the ride:

Kids are allowed with an adult supervision. Before our flight, I asked my friend if they will allow the children aged six and nine years old to enjoy the hot air balloon ride and she said yes as long as my nephews are at least 4ft 6 inches tall and they will be accompanied by an adult.

Bringing of cameras. Yes, they allow me to bring my camera during the departure to capture some beautiful scenes but also they told me that I need to secure it so that it won’t fall.

It can accommodate up to 14 people. Since we are nine in the family, I thought that they will not allow us, but surprisingly they allow us to enjoy the ride together. They gave us the biggest hot air balloon that would definitely fit from 12-14 people while on the smaller hot air balloon it will only accommodate for 2-4 people.

Incomparable view on top. We went up for almost 3,000 feet approximately. It’s possible for us to reach 5,000 feet that would really depends on airspace and it would vary, but the view was still great.

Pregnant women are not allowed to ride in the hot air balloon. Unfortunately, my best friend was not able to take the ride because she is six months pregnant, she was sad for that incident but it’s for her own good.

No Smoking! You can’t smoke in or around a hot air balloon because the propene is highly flammable. It’s sort of self-explanatory why.

Don’t drink too much water or coffee. There are no bathrooms in there, so better not drink too much of water before your ride. Simply, there’s no loo for you to use.

Overall? It was all worth it. You just have to be brave enough to give it a shot. But then again, you won’t regret it plus the fact that the whole experience itself is priceless.

So, question. Are you “IN” in this type of adventure? If not, you’re really missing out, I tell you. This should be in your bucket list!

Anyway, whether or not you’d adventurous self want to try this or not, the point is it’s fun to experience new things.

21 Aug

Experience Riding the Hot Air Balloon for the First Time  

Have you ever thought you could ride a hot air balloon all by yourself? Are you ready to experience riding a hot air balloon for the first time? First things first is you need to know the basic steps and tips with brief explanation on how you should properly ride a hot air balloon to help you get prepared and be alert when emergency situation occur. Here’s how you should do it:

PROPER ATTIRE

Boots or Sneakers – Riding a hot air balloon, for others, is just a normal ride. But when it is your first time riding a hot air balloon and if you are all alone, you need to know the basic clothing to wear. For first timers, we will never know where we will going to land, if it is muddy or normally the landing place in a hot air balloon is wet. It is important to protect our precious feet from grass burrs so we need to wear boots or thick sneakers with high socks for safety measures.

Pants – When you are about to ride the hot air balloon, of course you are going to climb in and out so it is really important to have a proper clothing that allows you to bend easily and stretchable too.

Hat – In a hot air balloon, as you can see, there is a burner and additionally, the heat of the sun will strike you through so it is better to put a hat on. You should choose between a cap and hat that can hold back your hair especially for women so that you can see the view exquisitely.

Clothing that depends on the weather – When you notice that the weather is cold or extremely hot, layered clothing and jackets are appropriate to wear. If you like wearing tank tops or t-shirts when riding hot air balloons during summer, be sure you apply sunscreen in your skin to avoid sunburn.

THINGS TO REMEMBER

Go with the flow – Once you are ready with your riding attire, you need to learn the launch process too. Once you meet your pilot and crew, you should definitely go with to the launch site.

Be on time for the call – It is important to be on time to meeting site so that launch isn’t delayed and the full flight time can be experienced. One time our friend was so late to arrive in the launch site, we took off without her and she regretted that time.

Use the restroom before the flight – And the important thing you need to do is use the restroom before leaving for launch site. Remember, there are no restrooms up above once you are on your way.

Enjoy the ride – Once you are inside the hot air balloon pad, keep calm, just enjoy the view and do not loiter with your fellow group so that you can avoid any accidents. Always listen to the pilot and crew to ensure safety.

When you have already remembered all of this, you are definitely ready to ride your first ever hot air balloon experience now. Just remember that every experience is unique and we go where the wind takes us. Trust your crew, the pilot and enjoy the flight!

21 Mar

Hot Air Balloon Adventures!

What adventure are you digging into lately?

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I would really say it’s one of the toughest and the greatest experience of my life that I would definitely put on top of my adventure list for next year.

Are you wondering what I am talking about? Well, today, I am going to walk you through my whole experience riding and getting the flight of my life in a hot air balloon. Yes, I have already experienced riding a hot air balloon and to tell you honestly, it was like riding the clouds. It is definitely a dream come true for me and to my friends too. Now, let’s get started.

Let me ask you this, have you ever tried riding a hot air balloon before? As you can see in the internet, there are different kinds of hot air balloons made that depends on the country or the maker’s design as well. I had the luckiest day that time because I had the chance to ride the Virgin Balloon Flights in which I have seen the beautiful view of the whole UK as I have never seen it before. I was really mesmerized aside from the fact that I am riding a hot air balloon for the first time. It was definitely a thrilling experience and then I got carried away in a hot air balloon all the way near the clouds. How cool is that? I couldn’t contain myself that time.

It was amazing and the ride prices are awesome too. The adult price range from £80 to £110 and the child price range from £79 to £65. It’s really affordable and can be enjoyed by families and friends all over the world. The good thing about it is that they take the flight first thing in the morning in which you can enjoy watching the sunrise all over the country. Next time I will share with you some of my pictures taken during the ride.

Aside from all the excitement and beautiful sceneries the hot air balloon offers to everyone, they are also fully equipped to fly mornings and evenings, 7 days a week from all over the country during flying season which is really great. They also fly their balloons all over England, Scotland and Wales which is really amazing.

The last time we’ve ride the hot air balloon is when we are in England and it was really an amazing experience ever. When you are planning to look for balloon flights in UK on the web, make sure you also consider the wind directions and wind speeds before you book your flights. The first time I have booked a hot air balloon rides, I look at the news, search online of the weather for the said date and then look for a reliable source to book and pay the scheduled date. Fast forward — it’s FUN. Like seriously.

-Emilia Wilson