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What The Heck Is A Blog

My new Blog
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What is a blog and what is a blog used for? That is the question.

You know what? For this question I’m going to do it a little different. I’m going to share some love to my fellow bloggers who I have found can answer this question with a little spice. I just love some of the nice men faces behind them there blog walls.

Here are some great resources for you to get the answer to what is a blog and what is a blog used for. Have fun learning!

Ken McAuthur on FTC Guidelines – Oh Boy!


My Friend and mentor Ken McArthur has an interesting post on how the government (FTC) is now regulating testimonials that affiliate marketers use.

If you are into affiliate marketing, blogging, or doing any sort of internet online business, you had better keep yourself knowledgeable and up to date on these new FTC guidelines. Stay head of the game and read the post @ Ken McArthur’s Learning Blog.

Here’s John Carlton’s take on the above matter John Carlton The Marketing Rebel Rant

Starting a Home Based Business and Avoiding Cons

More and more people are starting to work at home. One reason for the popularity of home based businesses: the chance to earn lucrative income at the comfort of one’s home. On the other hand, some people are reluctant to get their hands on this kind of money-making endeavor because of one thing—scams.

Indeed, scams are so rampant these days and work-at-home jobs are no exception. Scams prevent people from enjoying the opportunity of making money without sweating much for more than eight hours everyday.

Affiliate Marketing Described

Affiliate internet marketing is a way of promoting internet business thru affiliate marketing programs and advertising that pay the affiliate a sort of commission based on the quantity of business their internet site brings the merchant company.

It’s a form of revenue sharing or commission based advertising. Numerous companies wish to use the term “performance marketing”, however, because “affiliate marketing” is usually associated to multi-level or internet promotion. Affiliate marketing is the most inexpensive kind of selling there’s, and is actually incredibly efficient. Because of this, many firms ( particularly those that started in the early days of e-commerce ) owe an incredible vast amount to affiliate marketing (amazon.com is an fantastic nice example) and it has now become normal for firms to include affiliate marketing in many of their plans.

Internet Marketing And Its Advantages

The concept of revenue sharing has been about for quite a while, long before the internet. Affiliate marketing, however, has taken it to new heights, and it’s become the main line advertising system for Internet companies.

Because affiliate marketing presents little to now risk for both the affiliate and the marketer, internet traders find it highly advantageous. The way it works is that the affiliate earns a sort of commission or fixed amount based on the amount of sales the affiliate brings to the merchant, either thru on-line links on the affiliates website – or through e-mail, blogs, rss feeds and plenty of other categories of on-line communication. About one percent of people that use affiliate marketing use the cost-per-click system, meaning an affiliate earns commission each time the merchant’s advert is clicked. However, this type of remuneration is no longer preferred because it’s too risky for merchants, thanks to dishonest individuals taking advantage of the system.