I get enough traffic on this website that it pays for itself just from the affiliate links. I like creating allot of unique content but it can be very time consuming and you always have to update it when products and services change and are not offered anymore.
I was thinking about a online store where everything is pretty much automated, So I said dropshipping? no, a store where I can keep track of inventory? no, all this is allot of work. I remember a few years back I was an associate member of Amazon.com and recently I saw in my mail an advertisement for $75 in free product advertisement so I headed on over to check it out and found what I was Looking for.
Amazon has aStores where all you do is pick out your products by categories and subcategories and enter in a few keywords. After that just put a little code on your website and your done!
feel free to check it out on the picture link on left and sign up.
Local Business Website
I build local websites with a few things in mind. First thing I look for is where my site is hosted so I can check out what kind of (CMS) Content Management System is offered. I can build local websites using various builders however when I'm building a site for a local client, I like to teach them to take over so they can make updates to their own sites keeping their maintenance costs little to nothing.
Second, most site builders come with some form of Blogging platform. I think a blog is very important for local business as it is always new and fresh content that gets updated regularly for the search engines as well as keep your readers and customers informed on new products and info. Most business sites are using a blogging platform as their main page, Its engaging to users and being the main page it is updated frequently.
I like to build out the local site using Weebly's Drag & Drop CMS. It is unbelievably easy to learn from and teach site owners how to update their content. Check out some of the elements you can use in the snapshots below.
Here are some Muti-Media Elements
More Elements for drag & Drop Website Design
Using an easy Website builder you can feel confident handing the site over to your clients. there are so many features it ridiculous. On page SEO is simple and they allow you to add keywords and descriptions, Pictures have alt-image tags and a host of other features to add a great user experience. I host this site on Weebly servers. I like it so much I have become an Affiliate for them.
After you build your local site, do your SEO and socialize then submit your site to some Local Business Directories. Read more info on tips and strategies on this blog for on page & off page local SEO & Marketing.
To learn more on building your Local Business Website contact us or check out Weebly by using the (Affiliate) link below and build yourself a free website to start!
I read a article the other day on WebProWorld about Pinterest and how they Monetize their site using SkimLinks, So I figured I would go over and check it out. What I found was a tool that can be very useful for generating revenue on sites without be intrusive to your users and comply with the FTC Affiliate Disclosure<---PDF. SkimLinks gives you a badge so you can dispaly the disclosure in a nice badge located below
SkimLink offers a few Tools and If you have a site with existing products like a shopping site then their Search Widget tools will come in handy which Searches Ebay and Amazon and uses your affiliate link in all products. Give it a try in the widgets below.
Use the Skimlinks URL shortener to make money from links referenced outside your website, e.g. use it to make money from product recommendations in Twitter, Facebook, your email newsletters, RSS feed, even in print. If someone clicks on your shortened URL and makes a purchase, it generates a commission for you in the same way as Skimlinks does on your website.
Want to send all your pre-existing Amazon affiliate links through Skimlinks to take advantage of our aggregated reporting and payments? Now you can!
Just enable this functionality for each domain you would like and Skimlinks will replace all the previously affiliated Amazon links in your content with your Skimlinks Amazon ID, saving you the time and effort of changing all those links yourself.
Link API, Affiliate Link Generator, Build Affiliate Links Manually
SkimLinks Labs-SkimRSS and SkimLinks Wordpress Plugin
SkimRSS is ideal for sites that publish their feed through feed managers like FeedBurner. All you have to do is change your feed address to go through our re-write server and your links will be automatically re-written. Best of all SkimRSS only re-writes your affiliatizable links. It will also use your custom subdomain if you have one.
SkimLink Referral Program
SkimLinks allows you to get paid up to 12% commission (of Skimlinks earnings) for every site you refer to them for a whole year, from the day they log in. They offer you a few ways to refer people.
On Non-Skimlinks enabled sites (such as Twitter, Facebook or newsletters)
In closing, when you are accepted after you sign up you are automatically approved for all their affiliates in their network and you can earn up to 12% on all sales. Im giving it a go on this site and will keep you informed how it's going.
Local Business Website Design, SEO and Internet Marketing Blog
By "Shawn Lippert"