Category Archives: affiliate

Hurry… ShoeMoney System is opening now

Update: Read all the way to the end of this post, a big surprise awaits you πŸ˜‰

Hi,
Remember me? Yes it’s Alex, been busy (as always) with work and projects, this morning I’ve got a notice from the one and only Shoe (Jeremy Schoemaker) that his program is re-opening today again, this is just way too good to pass it without sharing it with you, so, here it goes:


Jeremy Schoemaker (ShoeMoney) is re-opening the ShoeMoney System today – Tuesday, 2pm Central, 3pm Eastern.
He re-arranged the course material so that you get to make your first $100 before the first 30 days are over and your first $500 before 60 days are up.

Since Jeremy is using ClickBank as the payment platform, you get to test drive the product for 60 days. Β If you’re unhappy
ClickBank refunds your payment in full and you get to keep all the content and coupons received up to that point.
Frankly, you just can’t pass up this offer.
If you missed out on the ShoeMoney System last month, then this may be your LAST CHANCE to get in!
Last time Jeremy sold-out in less than 24 hours…
Don’t miss out again.

Signup here:ShoeMoney System

Good luck and make the money.
Cheers πŸ™‚
Update: I will upload a secret video interview I took with Jeremy tomorrow, come back here to watch it. (link will be here)

eBay Partner Network (Updated) #WIWG #2

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Formally known as the eBay affiliate program, that was once ran by affiliate giant CJ.com, The (relatively new) eBay Partner Network program is a way for affiliates to make commission by driving traffic into non other than, eBay.

Towards the end of April 2009, the program introduced many new tools making life much easier on the eBay Partner Network site.

When eBay first started their in-house affiliate program, I was lucky to be part of the eBay developer community, I understood RSS linking (and made tons of easy cash integrating it with Twitter and TwitterFeeds as I explained in a 4 hours class on my onlineΒ  school of making money at wahol.com), I also knew flash, AJAX and PHP, therefore, I didn’t have to wait for the support team to fix bugs or any programing issues from their side, instead, I fixed it my self and started making money instantly. Some of you guys will remember seeing the biggest banner I had on this same blog for eBay shopping. That was a big part of my income from this blog.

Now with the totally renovated user interface on the eBay Partner Network site, links, banners, RSS feeds, flash and other apps (Like the facebook app) is much easier, in fact it’s so easy, you will be done setting it up in seconds (Also tested with an 11 years old kid by his mom to see how easy itΒ  is) Thank you Ashley from wahol.com for this info πŸ˜‰

Here are the recent changes in the program or as they call it (upgrades):

  • New functionality for the Link Generator tool
  • The ability to link your eBay account with your eBay Partner Network account
  • A new way to calculate earnings per click (they are now calculated as earnings per one click vs. per 100 clicks)
  • New business model descriptions (to help us provide you with better customer service tailored to your model when possible)

The upgrades were released on May 1st. However, there was some bad news for some partners.

They have also announced that as of July 1st, there will no longer accept 3 business models in the programs, that includes: tier-2 paid search, ad networks, and sub-affiliates.

For that, I will say: BOOO to the network, this means that some third party apps (facebook or mobile apps) will not have the benefit of making a commission based on second tier, and that really sucks in my opinion, but, after all, it is eBay playground, and to be honest, I don’t think eBay needs affiliates to drive traffic to the site any more, but… That’s only my opinion πŸ˜‰

If you like to sign up and make some cash go ahead and sign up at: www.ebaypartnernetworkblog.com

tier-2 paid search, ad networks, and sub-affiliates

My turn to be interviewed (and ice cream!)

Yes it is my turn to be interviewed, as you can tell from my YouTube channel, I interviewed almost everyone else, and I am proud to announce that my first public video interview (About my business) was made by (non other than) Yaro Starak himself, the same person that brought to you the always resourceful blog: http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/
Yaro interviewed me in New York when I insisted on meeting him (As one of his loyal fans) and the video just went live last night (Again perfect timing).

Here is the video:

I know I looked nervous in the video πŸ˜‰ but the good thing is that when Yaro tagged the video on YouTube, he tagged it with keywords like (Ice Cream) which just happened to be one of my recent tags on my new personal video blogging serious on YouTube as well, called: Alex’s Random.anias! so the videos actually relate on YouTube immediatly. Just perfect timing.

Speaking of videos and tagging, I am revealing a bit more about the Online training school to all of you right now: Yes I will include sessions about video blogging, tagging, and even some tips to have all your YouTube videos to be available in high quality.

So stay tuned for more details about the school by subscriping to the Guru Of Sales RSS feed.

Bankaholic.com sells for $15 Million!

The incredibly famous blogger (& one of my three blogging heroes) Darren Rowse of ProBlogger wrote an article today about this one blog run by one man, Bankaholic.com is a WordPress blog run by John Wu, Darren said that he received emails reporting that Mr. Wu blog was sold for up to a nice $15 million to PaidContent.org The deal is to pay $12.4 million upfront and another $2.5 mill over the next 12 months and Mr. Wu will remaiun blogging on the site.
I think it’s a very fair (& a bit higher than normal) price for just one blog, but like Darren mentioned, with a current 42,168 alexa rank and a growing Google trends for the site, and the huge affiliate marketing potential on the blog, I also think that I made the right desicion for not selling this blog for $65,000 πŸ˜‰

The good news is this:
Again, perfect timing! As I announced yesterday about the new school, I will be revealing details about it throughout this month.
Well, I think that students will be happy that a big part of the school will be about (My number one passion) Blogging, and how to profit online from it. (Hint: The last sentence includes the name of the new school).
Also, I think students will be happy to know that I will include instructions and details on how to use and rank in alexa, how to integrate Google services into your everyday life and of course into your business, and ways to get a good “Organic” Google trends rank for your blog or website.
Also in the school…(Wait! I am not telling everything now, you have to subscripe to the feed by clicking here).

Thank you Darren for the perfectly timed info, and congratulations to Mr. John Wu for the great sale.

First official Guru Of Sales Online school announcement

Yes you read the title correctly, I am proud to finally announce the long awaited GuruOfSales Online school.
This announcement comes after I finally received a letter today that all my teaching materials where copyrighted and protected.
I have been hinting about this for quite a while now to friends and colleagues, and already have a huge list of people ready to start a new era of learning and working online.

The Great News Is:

It’s 100% FREE for you the student.

No catch, no gimmicks, no money involved at all, you have my word for that.

The official start date is 11/1/2008 and it will be 6 months long 2 or 3 times a week.

Here is what you will learn: uh… wait.. I am a marketing and sales guru, I think I will reveal details within the next 30 days to create the buzz needed for this school.
All I can tell you right now that it will be rich in videos, podcasts, reading materials and of course it will have a it’s own URL (Will be revealed soon) and I promise great entertaining content a’La Guru style πŸ˜‰

Oh, one more thing, if you’re not already subscribed, then go ahead and subscribe here: http://feeds.feedburner.com/guruofsales this is the only way you can keep up to date of everything about the school.
You can also follow me on twitter here: http://twitter.com/guruofsales but I won’t reveal as much info as I will on this blog.
Ciao for now πŸ™‚

Interview with John Chow (Tips on Affiliate & blogging)

Here is one of the most important interviews I have ever done, John Chow agreed to meet me in Boston and agreed to share with us his greatest tips for affiliate marketing and for blogging. Being the great blogger that he is, I advice any blogger to listen to these tips. Here is the video:

(If the video does not open in your RSS reader, please go to www.GuruOfSales.com instead)
There you have it from the great one himself.
When you sign up with an affiliate program, make sure to contact your affiliate manager and ask them to increase your commission rate, 9 out of 10 times they will do it. (That is true, I did that with one company before. Now I am doing for all the other companies I am with).
Also when blogging, do it like John said, be passionate about it, don’t do it because you have to or because you want to make some cash fast, that never worked before and will never work for anyone.
When I speak in seminars about blogging, I always mention 3 names:
Darren Rowse, John Chow and Yaro Starak. As some of you may already know my plans for an online school for blogging/Online marketing/Web 2.0 tools/Social networking (Coming up soon), I will make sure to showcase most of their work as bloggers, but for now, please enjoy the video above πŸ™‚

Meeting JohnChow.com in Boston

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I have never thought that I will go back to Boston that fast, after being there for a week last year attending eBay live, in fact I still have photos to upload to my flickr account from last years trip (which I am planning on doing within the next week).

However, I was reading my RSS feeds from all over the Internet, like I normally do everyday (Of Course I am subscribed to www.JohnChow.com RSS feed) and I found out that John was coming to visit the U.S. attending the Affiliate Summit east in Boston.

I acted quickly and tried to contact John in every way I could (Mostly by commenting on his blog), and to my surprise, John answered: “Sure! Come on down.”

I quickly got a bus ticket online (it is a long 4 hours ride, but the bus had WiFi access on board, which was just perfect), and I went down to meet John.

Now I have to clarify this: I am not writing this blog post as a blogger, but as a loyal fan of his work.

John was absolutely a humble person, very quite, and straight to the point.

I took the chance to ask him for a video interview to be posted on my blog with some advice from him. He agreed πŸ™‚ (The video will be posted on my YouTube channel shortly and on this blog along with a post).

After meeting John for 15 minutes (That’s all I needed) I felt that I was the luckiest blogger in the world for that moment, so I went on to keep lucky by going to an Irish pub to get my lucky charms from Boston (I had to kill time until the bus time anyway).

However right before I left John, he gave me a gift that any blogger or affiliate marketer will like:

As in the picture below: a duffle bag, a water proof flexible keyboard (lights in the dark), a 2GB flash memory/writing pen and a nice T-shirt.

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That was very cool of him, so I thanked him then I asked him this question:

The bag was from an affiliate company called Market Leverage, so I asked him what he thinks of the company, he highly recommended them as a good affiliate network, to check them out click here.

I will write more about this interview and post the video very soon. I will also have a big surprise for you guys soon πŸ˜‰

This was like a dream come true to me, meeting 3 top bloggers in the world is a thing that I considered to accomplish within the next year, now I am one third done πŸ™‚ (The other 2 bloggers are Darren Rowse and Yaro Starak).

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New: Guru Of Sales version 1.6!!

Why is it 1.6?
Why not 2.0?
And why now?

First of all, I like to remind you that back in April I only made very little changes since the launch of this blog. We named it version 1.5.
Just recently we added some more changes but it wasn’t big enough to qualify for version 2.0 yet. And in the near future we will have 1.7 or 1.9 whatever it will be, so keep an eye πŸ˜‰

Recent changes includes the following:

New pages:
http://guruofsales.com/services (not to big of a change)
http://guruofsales.com/services/ebay-basics-of-selling (This is a local service only)
http://guruofsales.com/jobs (As promised before. I didn’t forget)
http://guruofsales.com/advertise (To advertise with us)
More pages in the next update.

New categories:
Some of you may know that me and my guest bloggers ran 26 blogs, I joining 5 of them into this blog, also joining most of the other blogs to be sold (Already have 3 offers on the table). In results of that, I added more categories to this blog to reflect the changes.
New categories will involve more than the main purpose of this blog, to include technology (Mainly gadgets) and environment issues like global warming.
In results of the new changes, you will see much more traffic on this blog and we’ll try to keep it all connected. I am also taking this opportunity to announce that some of my bloggers are leaving to be on their own and will only blog here occasionally. So, within a week, I will post for a blogging job opening (Again!) so keep an eye if you’re looking for some extra income.
I had to include this post under all the categories, otherwise, the categories will not show. Take a look near the end of the sidebar to check the new categories.

I would like to thank everyone that worked with me to make all this possible.

Until next time friends πŸ™‚