How To Make Money On eBay Partner Network

Hey there, friends!  Thanks for stopping by today!  I guess you are all here because you want to find out How To Make Money On eBay Partner Network!  Ok, so let’s get started.

It all begins with Passion! This is just how it works.  You will get paid for sharing the eBay listings that you love. How freaking cool is that?

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This is how success works on eBay:  Find, Share, and Earn!

Find It:  ebay

Whatsoever you are passionate about, you will find it on eBay!

If you are a person with a bunch of followers on your Tweeter account or just a blogger or even starting an online business, you know what people like by now. If you are unsure, you can always use a keyword tool to research if your product is in high demand and what keyword to use to hit the highest traffic.

Current eBay PArtners  find success by linking to these areas of eBay:

ebay boots

Search Results Link to an entire search results page to give your audience a wider selection.

Here is an example:  Let’s say that you are a buyer and in the market to purchase new wooden sunglasses.  You will search the internet to find reviews on that by keeping in mind that there are fake reviews out there.  After reading some reviews, you are ready to make a purchase.  You click on the link of one of those reviews to buy the item.  That link is a perfect example of affiliate marketing.  The person who promotes those sunglasses will earn an affiliate commission.    Affiliate marketing does not only comes with links to share, but there are also many channels such as reviews, banner ads, social media and so forth.

eBay has over 800 million listings, therefore, you can extend your audience links to products you and your visitors are passionate.

 

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Once you find a product (s) and you have verified its popularity, now it’s the time to share it with your audience.

Obtain the tools you need to succeed.

eBay has a diversity of tools like link generators that allow you to add a few choice items to your site or high-volume product feed to your relevant niche products.

The most important thing is knowing what’s working for you.  I’m sure you will agree with me here.

eBay provides you with insights easy-to-understand reports and analytics geared toward evaluating and improving.

3 Key Questions Every Affiliate Should Ask:ebay

  1. What’s going on?  What is causing your current performance?  Once you have a better understanding of the “how” then next will be to find out the “why.”  
  2. Why was it happening?  What are the main factors that are driving your performance? What might have changed that could have led to the results you’re seeing?  It goes both ways too:  increase sale volume or decrease.  You have to be able to determine the what and the “why” then you can do something about it.
  3. What can I do about it?  This is where the “optimization magic” takes place. Okay, here we go!  Let’s say your sale earnings were the highest ever last month.  So you need to dig and research the WHY.  Once you find out what else different you did that month, then you focus more on the change and promote similar items.  The location of the item is something to check also.  If you move the article to a different spot on your site could be a reason for the earnings increase.

 

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  1. Get a page on eBay that you’d like to share
  2. Use one of our tools to create a trackable link to that page
  3. Share your trackable link to your audience
  4. When someone clicks your link and makes a purchase, you earn commission

Sharing = Promoting

eBay Marketing Tools:

eBay Marketing Tools provide you with a bunch of different ways to insert affiliate links into your website, blog, or social posts to drive traffic to eBay and earn commissions. eBay affiliate tools can be a key factor to your online success.

Earn It:Ebay partner earning

When you share something you are passionate about it is then easy to brag about it and on top of that get paid when they sell.

Ok, now is the BIG Question:  What do I get paid?

eBay pays a percentage between 50% – 70% revenue whenever you send someone to your eBay partner link, and they purchase within 24-hours, even if auctions take up to 10 days to finish.

OK, but how does eBay determine the percentage they are paying us?  Excellent question!  Here how it goes:

It all depends on the item category – like electronics or fashion.  They also have that great thing going on like if your customers haven’t bought anything in the past 12 months, you can earn additional cash!

Now I hear You!  Here comes the next Question:  When do I get paid?

eBay Partner Network (EPN) pays you once a month if you have reached the minimum requirement for payment which is $10.

Here is your final Question:  How do I get paid?

Purchases are posted with your earnings the day after the sale occurred. You can always go to your dashboard to review your earning.

Jump-start your affiliate marketing program:

Now that you have learned How To Make Money On eBay Partner Network Lets start making money shall we?  The following is some affiliate marketing guides that you need to jumpstart your earning!

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Create A WordPress Site In Seconds

Okay, I know what you are thinking! “Yeah, right….I am lucky if I can do this in an hour!” Stick with me, and you will create a WordPress Site in Seconds!

 

Your website is crucial as it is the foundation of your business. You need to think of it as a front-store.  You need to create traffic and build brand and trust within your audience so you can promote and then monetize.

The below video will show you how you can create a WordPress Site in Seconds with the SiteBuilder platform that will be fully operational, profit ready!wordpress website plateform

If you have never seen a WordPress before, it might look very complicated at first glimpse, but trust me it is the simplest platform ever.

WordPress is the most powerful and widely used website platform in the globe. Over 30% of ALL websites create a site with WordPress, and it also delivers a broad range of “add-ons” known as plugins that you can use to extend the functionality of your site.

Should you choose to install your website with Wealthy Affiliate, it will come with two pre-install most useful plugins to your site automatically, and your first step is going to be activating these plugins.

Ok, enough talking let move on to “Create A WordPress Site In Seconds!

Just click on the video below to watch that will walk you through the SIMPLE process of installing a WordPress website from scratch.  OK Ready, Set, Watch!

Create a WordPress site in seconds

 

Easy I right?  I remember over ten years ago when I built a website; it was so complicated.  You needed to have some technical knowledge to create a site.

Get Your OWN Niche WordPress Site setup for FREE!  Yeah, you heard me WELL:  FREE

In two easy steps, you can be up, running and start building a strong foundation (relevant keyword content)!

First Step:  Setup a FREE Starter Wealthy Affiliate Account

Second Step:  Create Your WordPress Site

You can build and host up to 2 FREE websites as a Starter Member…So where can you get this for FREE?

Building Your Website

The building process consists of 4 easy steps to follow. To access the SiteBuilder and EVERYTHING related to your site, you will just click the light blue “SiteRubix” button in the main menu.

SiteRubix

Step One:  What Kind Of Website Do You Want To Build?

What I mean by that is that there are two types of Website options:  a FREE website or on your domain.

If you choose to get your domain you can “register” right within Wealthy Affiliate, no need to go anywhere else, hey even do your hosting!

If you choose the FREE website as a Starter member, you will be building a website on the .siterubix.com domain. You can create and host up to 2 FREE sites as a Starter.

If you opt for your domain,  You can build and host 25 free sites as a Premium member, and the ability to create additional 25 sites on your domains for a total of 50 Websites!!!

When Choosing a name for your site, it has to be relevant to your niche. Type the name you have selected in the domain field to check the availability. This will be your website URL and your brand, moving forward.

SiteRubix Domain

Step 3:  Time to Choose a Website Name

Make sure the name of your site matches your domain.

SiteRubix Domain name

Step 4: Choose a Theme

Choose a “look” for your theme

As a FREE Starter member, you will be able to choose from 12 templates.  As a thought, you will have access to over 2,464 “Themes.”

SiteRubix themes

 

Once this is all done, you are ready to log into your back office, which is your WordPress Dashboard!

Your WordPress Dashboard will look like this:

WordPress Dashboard

The real next thing to do will be to activate the two pre-installed plugins:  “All in One SEO” and “EWW Image Optimizer.”

WordPress Plugin

Make sure to delete “Default Posts, Pages, and Comments.”

You will notice that there are preset Default Posts, Pages, and Comments.  Remove those preset contents before creating the one relevant to your niche.

You now live and ready! 

Believe it or not, those sites are getting impressive rankings in Google.   I would like you to read an article posted by a member of the Wealthy Affiliate Community. Over 4,200 clicks in less than a month, all natural traffic and all with the FREE website he created!  Read the story here.

I need a Favor from you…..

After building your website, please come back here and post your site in the comment box below, that is FREE traffic for you 🙂  Also can you share this page with any friends and on social media so we can help others to build their FREE website!

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Pure Leverage Complaints – Review

While researching online, I found many Pure Leverage Complaints that I would like to share with you.

Ripoff Report _ Pure Leverage Complaint Review Internet.

Ripoff Report on Joel Therien CEO of Pure Leverage

Ripoff Report on Joel Therien

Pure Leverage, is backed up by GVO (Global Venture Opportunities).  The umbrella company was founded in 1999.

I have also found 4 Pure Leverage complaints with the BBB against their umbrella company GVO:

4 complaints closed with BBB in the last 3 years | 2 closed in last 12 months.  GVO has been rated F by BBB which is the lowest rating

Pure Leverage is an online opportunity that leverages the power of its member base to make YOU money without experiencing the common challenges, problems, or pitfalls that most go through when attempting to start a successful home-based business.  – GVO Pure Leverage Site

What is wrong with this picture?

Without experiencing the challenges of pitfalls!  Yes, You are right!  This sentence should be a red flag right there!  We saw in my previous post “Fear Of Failures” that experiencing pitfalls is only natural when you are trying to build a successful online business.  Successful persons are individuals who refuse to get knocked down and keep on going.

 

Pure Leverage ReviewPure Leverage

Name: Pure Leverage
Website: http://pureleverage.com
Price: $24.95 + $19.95/mo, $141.90/mo
CEO: Joel Therien
Inception Date: March 4, 2012                                                                                                                                                         Overall Rank: 25 out of 100

Pure Leverage, Product Overview

Pure Leverage is a copycat of Empower Network MLM company. It is an”all in one” scheme that claims to do all the hard work for you.

The Pros and Cons

Pros:

PRO #1  Complete explanation guide provided
PRO #2  The cost of the program is a lot lower than other similar schemes out there
PRO #3  Full 30 days money back guarantee

Cons:

CON #1  The blogging page is the same for everybody with the same domain name.
CON #2  Pyramid Scheme

Con #3  Their support team is awful

Who is Pure Leverage For?

Pure Leverage is for people who have prior online experience.  I would not recommend this for newbies.  If you are new with online marketing Pure Leverage is not for you.  If you are looking to make money online, then I would recommend checking this online Training.

Pure Leverage Tools & Training  

Web Presence & Site:

  • Web Presence & Site
  • Lead Capture System
  • Auto Responder
  • Video: Email & Streaming
  • Live Conference Room
  • Elite Live Coaching
  • 100% Commissions

Pure Leverage Support

Email Support Only.  On different forums, I saw lots of complaints about their customer service.

Pure Leverage Price

For the core program “Elite Marketing Tool Suite” the cost to join is $24.95/mo:  During the sign up there are optional upsells.

If you want to become an affiliate, it will be an additional $19.95 a month

They also have another program called VIP for $97 a month.  This program offers training and turnkey campaigns.

Upsells:

  • Take Massive Action:   It time payment of $97: It is a Series of videos from internet gurus teaching you how to succeed with the Pure Leverage MLM System. 
  • Smart Marketing Coaching: It will cost you $47/month extra – This is simply a marketing program teaching you how to succeed with the Pure Leverage System.
  • I.P Syndicate Center – $97/month. If you add this program, they claim that you will be able to make a bigger commission.
  • GotBackup – $7.99/month to 12.99/month.  With Got Backup you will receive unlimited backups and unlimited storage for all your data.
  • Online Marketing Masters Workshop – $497 one-time payment; another video series “Take Massive Action.”  It teaches you the basic of building success online
  • Freedom Live 2014 Las Vegas – $197 one-time fee. This video is very motivational for many reasons.  Pure Leverage has a yearly event where they gather successful online entrepreneurs.    They give tips on how to reach online success, and this is entirely recorded on video.  You can then purchase his video once a year.

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Compensation

You will need to pay the level you want to earn money.  For instance, if you want to make money promoting the VIP level you will have to pay $141.90 per month.  Kind of a bait and switch tactic that we find within the MLM

Pure Leverage is not like a real MLM Model.  They have real tools and merchandise within the platform. You are selling people into your downline, so it is a real business model here.

The purpose of the Pure Leverage program is to get other people to join under you. (MLM)  One of their big selling speech is they claim you get 100% commissions, but you only really get 100% in the first month for referring others into this scheme.

Pure Leverage payment structure

pure leverage paymen structure

This is an MLM scheme.  Why? You are selling the same product you are getting to others.  That is the way you make money!

My Final Opinion of Pure Leverage


My fair, insightful and hopefully the most thorough, opinion of the Pure Leverage System is that it is another MLM Schemes.  In conclusion, you are building somebody else dreams, helping them strengthen their empire instead of creating your own.

Pure Leverage is a program that claims you will get“100% commission”. In reality, it is only for the first month.  They make you feel that when you join for $24.95/month, you have everything when in fact you need to invest $141.90 per month if you want it all and that is beside the upsells that you can add on.

 

Pure Leverage at a Glance…

Name: Pure Leverage

Website: http://pureleverage.com
CEO: Joel Therien
Price: $24.95 + $19.95/mo, $141.90/mo
Overall Scam Rank: 25 out of 100

VERDICT:

Pure Leverage has good Tools, infinite of Upsells,  Customer Support Complaints, Support done through email only, Final Verdict:  I do not recommend this system.

Please share any experience you had with the Pure Leverage program in the comments box below;  I would like to hear from you.

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Tips Avoiding Scams

Online scams are schemes to con you out of your money by using the internet and your computer.  But, how?  Very simple!  Stay with me.  They use either a fake website or fake emails!  Listen to this:  there are also many different ways that scammers can get into YOUR computer and steal your money (of course by that I mean going to your online bank account) and they can also steal your identity.  The great thing is that there are ways to protect yourself from that and there are tips avoiding scams.(1)

I have put this article together to help detect scammers and to learn tips avoiding scams.

Crooks use clever schemes to defraud millions of people every year. They often combine new technology with old tricks to get people to send money or give out personal information. Here are some practical tips to help you stay a step ahead. -FTC

>>10 Things you can do to Avoid Scams<<<

FTC has an excellent article about Tips Avoiding Scams (2)

  1. Keep your personal information to yourself
  2. Socialize safely online
  3. Consider the National Do Not Call Registry
  4. Stay away from “guarantees” of scholarships
  5. Don’t buy bogus weight loss products
  6. Understand credit
  7. P2P file-sharing can be risky
  8. Travel scams turn summer breaks into summer busts
  9. Phishing scams reel in personal information
  10. Some employment services are scams

Watch a short video explaining how to get smart with your data:  Click here

How to spot a fake email:

Con artists can easily simulate an official-looking email, using the same logo and email design as the actual company.    I am sure you did get phishing emails that look like they are from your depository financial institution.

Often your guard is down when you receive an email from a company you’ve dealt with before, such as your bank or an online shopping site you utilize.  Always be alert to a fake before clicking on any links or opening any attachments.  Call your bank or any other company to verify if they sent you this email.

How to Find if a Website Is Legitimate

Wiki teaches you how to appraise an internet site’s credibility before using it. Also, you will determine the basic internet safety, how to use Google’s Transparency Report and the Better Business Bureau’s site to verify a web site’s legitimacy.  So refer to those tips before getting involved with any company online, either to purchase goods from, joining an Affiliate Marketing, MLM etc. (3)

Check Website Security Before Engaging

Always make sure a site is secure before entering any information.

Check the SSL CertificateSSL

Here’s how you do that.  If the URL begins with “https” that means the site is secured using an SSL Certificate. That certificate secures any data you may enter from your browser to the company website’s server.  The company must go through a validation process to get an SSL Certificate.

Be careful as there is a different level of validation and some are easier to get.

DV (Domain Validation) is the lowest level.  It validates only the ownership of the domain, but not the legitimacy of the company or organization.

EV (Extended Validation) is the highest level.  With EV the company must prove their identity and the legitimacy of the business when requesting the certificate.  When you look at the browser and see a lock icon and a green address bar that means the site is SSL with an EV certificate.

.’ the Company Is Real

Physical Address And Phone Number – Reputable companies will disclose their information.  If you don’t see any information like a physical address and phone number this should be a red flag.

Return Policy – Most likely reputable companies will have their Return Policy posted on their site.  If you cannot find that, you probably want to move on to the next site.

Prices Are Too Good To Be True – When it’s too good to be true, it’s usually is! Yes, it is nice to find a great bargain, but when it is far lower than a competitor’s site then you should worry! It could be stolen goods, or you will never get what you purchased. Walk away, not worth it!

Privacy Statement – Legit sites should tell you how they protect your information and whether they give your information to third parties. Do not purchase if they don’t have that or if they are giving your information to a third party.

Con Artists Phish for Banking Info Via Text

Look out for text message scam. Scammers are trying to fool users into sharing personal information by sending text messages that look like alerts from banks.

How the Scam Works:

You receive a text message that appears to be from a bank. It’s asking you to update your profile and provides a link to a website. The link may even have the bank’s name as part of the domain.

If you click on the URL, it will take to a form that looks like part of the bank’s website. The page will prompt to “confirm” your identity by entering your name, user ID, password and bank account number. DON’T DO IT! Sharing this information puts you at risk for identity theft.

Protect yourself from text message scams.  

The following are some tips from the Better Business Bureau to protect against text message scams:

  • Just hit delete! Ignore instructions to confirm your phone number or visit a link. Some scam texts instruct you to text “STOP” or “NO” to prevent future texts. But this is a common ploy by scammers to confirm they have a real, active phone number.
  • Read your phone bill. Check your phone bill for services you haven’t ordered. Some charges may appear only once, but others might be a monthly “subscriptions.”
  • Know your rights. Real commercial text messages must provide a free, easy way for you to opt out of future communication. Learn more here.
  • Know how to combat spam textsIn Canada, an anti-spam law covers text messages. Learn more about reporting and fighting spam here.  In the US, forward the texts to 7726 (SPAM on most keypads). By doing that, it will alert your cell phone carrier to block future texts from those numbers.
  • Watch out for lookalike URLs. Just because a URL has the name of a real company in it, doesn’t mean it’s legitimate. Anyone can register a subdomain (realcompany.website.com) or similar URL (realcompany1234.com).
  • Ask your phone carrier about blocking third-party charges. Mobile phone carriers permit outside businesses to place charges on your phone bill, but many providers also allow you to block these charges for free.

Be Aware Of Fake FaceBook “Like”

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The headline of an article in USA TODAY published September 7, 2017, read as follows:  Fake Facebook ‘like’ networks exploited code flaw to create millions of bogus ‘likes’.  To see a short video click here

Researchers at Facebook and the University of Iowa found a thriving ecosystem of sites that allow members to get fake likes on their Facebook posts in exchange for turning over control of their account to the site. USA TODAY was able to get 50 likes on a post in under 1 minute using one of the reputation fraud sites.

The USA Government has published a list of the common scams and frauds.  To find information on common scams and shams that can happen to you click here

Please be safe and perform your due diligence before getting involved!

 

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Fear Of Failures

Fear of Failures is also known as Atychiphobia.  We are afraid to fail because of the hurt failure might have on us. We look at how we would suffer if we do not succeed. That’s our egos talking.  We find ourselves giving up on our dreams because we are too afraid of leaving our comfort zone. The fear of failures is one of the strongest reasons holding back a lot of people from acting on their dreams.

We don’t trust that we’re being taken care of on a higher level, so we feel we must control everything from the physical level. Obviously, we’re going to feel fear because we can’t control everything in our lives. – Louise Hay

Remember this:  If you never try because of Fear Of Failures then you will never succeed!  Do you agree with me?

Fear of Failures is only natural when you are trying to build a successful online business.  Successful persons are people who refuse to get knocked down and keep on going.

Do you realize how close you are to turning your dreams into your reality?

If you could see how close you are to success, you’d be kicking yourself that you haven’t just reached out to grab it yet.

The truth is, no matter how much you feel like a failure, success is literally waiting to flood your life. The only thing you have to do, is tear down the “Success Floodgates” holding it back.

Fear Failure SymptomsFailure

Do you worry about what other people think about you?

Do you worry about not be able to pursue your dreams?

Do you worry that people will lose interest in your business if you start one?

Do you worry if you will be able to get a business up and running successfully.

Do you worry to disappoint people?

Do you tend to put yourself down before even starting like telling people that you don’t expect to succeed in order to lower their expectations of you?

Once you fail trying to do something, you can’t imagine what you could have done differently to succeed.

You often find excuses that prevents you from starting on a project.

You procrastinate.

Fear Failure Quotes:

“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” Michael Jordan
“The only failure is not to try.” George Clooney
“One who fears failure limits his activities. Failure is only the opportunity to more intelligently begin again.” Henry Ford

Dealing With Fear Of Failure

You need to learn to trust Yourself.  OK, but how can I do that?

Replace your fear with the desire for your passion, your desire to live your dreams.  Picture yourself in the present running a successful business.  Trust yourself, The Power within You!  You need to trust that Power and believe that you are being taken care of, even though you are not physically in control of everything that’s happening in your life or around you.

Quit comparing yourself to others 

Focus on your desires, and trust that if you bear in mind your hunger for success, then it will happen exactly as it’s supposed to.

“Don’t fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.” ~Unknown

Fear Of Failure

Here’s 3 “Success Floodgates” holding back your dreams:

1. Making Excuses

If we choose someone successful to look at as an example, like Steve Jobs, we’ll see that he never made excuses. When things went wrong, he didn’t blame other people. He didn’t refuse to accept responsibility for his own mistakes. He didn’t try to justify his poor choices.

He didn’t make excuses because he understood that failure is going to happen. It’s not the end of the road – it’s one step on the road to success.

In fact, the next Success Floodgate you have to tear down is…

2. Fear Of Failures

Like I already said, failure happens. But it’s not a dead end – it’s a step forward.

Too many people run into a tiny bit of failure, and they think they’re done forever. They give up immediately, never realizing how close they were to achieve their goals.

The problem is, they take failure personally. They think it means something’s wrong with them. But the truth is, failure is part of the journey to success.

That’s why it’s so important that you stop…

3. Beating Yourself Up

Think about it. Can you imagine Steve Jobs yelling at himself, saying that he’s dumb, or lazy, or any of the other million insults people tell themselves? Of course not!

Successful people don’t beat themselves up. They understand that taking your anger out on yourself only pushes your goals farther away. They still get upset, but they channel those emotions into constructive energy. They use that energy as jet fuel to reach their goals.

The truth about success is that you’re closer than you think. Sometimes all it takes is tearing down the floodgates, so you can let your dreams pour in.

But there’s an even easier way to turn your dreams into your reality, and it doesn’t require hard work, stress, or struggle…

You won’t believe the hidden connection that success experts recently discovered behind people like Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, and even Albert Einstein.

Check out this free presentation on this new discovery that’s changing the way people look at success, taking “hard work” out of the equation:

>>>Free Presentation: The “Brain Elevation” Secret to Success<<<

Conquer Fear Of Failure

Here are Three Powerful Questions to ask yourself:

1)   What did I learn from this situation?

2)   How can I grow as a person from this experience?   Negative Experiences help you grow.

3)   What are three positive things about this situation?  This one I use it all the time.  Out of a bad situation you need to find 3 positive things.  Trust me, there is always positive out of a bad situation!

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There is only one thing that makes a DREAM Impossible to achieve:  The Fear Of Failure – Paulo Coelho

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American Bill Money Complaints

In this post, you will get my honest, insightful and hopefully a complete Review of American Bill Money Complaints if any.  After a thrilling research, I will be able to tell you if American Bill Money Complaints are legit or scam.  Remember my article about “What is fake reviews“?  Fake reviews indeed exist!

American Bill Money Complaints

Name:  American Bill Money Also Known As ABMAmerican Bill Money
Website:  http://americanbillmoney.com/
Price: $125 Monthly Auto-Ship or 12 Month Pre-Pay $1,500

Business Category:  MLM – Residual Income

Address:  PO Box 4008
Portsmouth, VA 23701-9108
Owner: Paul Korzeniowski
Overall Rank: 98 out of 100

Business Inception:  November 1st, 2003

American Bill Money: Product Overview

ABM specializes in selling direct mail leads of Income Opportunity Seekers and Buyers.  The system consists of the sale of advertising on a peel and sticks mailing labels.  The company uses postcards to recruit prospects to join your business.  American Bill Money uses a simple system.   Anyone can do even if they don’t have a computer or any technical skills.

Words from the Founder:

My name is Paul Korzeniowski, and I’ve been an Entrepreneur ever since I was a little kid, from maintaining a paper route to cutting grass and washing cars throughout my neighborhood, I always liked having money in my pocket and I was always thinking of how to work for myself. I graduated from the School of Hard Knocks, and occasionally, I still take a few classes there to this day.
I’ve been self-employed and self-sufficient since I turned eighteen years old. 

The Good & the Bad

Pros:

PRO #1  Company has toll-free numbers that you can use for your marketing
PRO #2  Pre-Set Company Website explaining everything about the business
PRO #3  Get paid  commission within 24 hours of Referral

PRO #4  24 hours automated systems sell for you

Cons:

CON #1  No back Office
CON #2  The website is slow to load

CON #3  ABM is only available in the United States and English only

Does ABM offer any Delivery Guarantee on their leads?

Yes, Any Deliverable leads you have Returned to YOU, within 60 days from the date you got them from ABM. They will replace them 2 to 1 with your next order. 

Compensation Plan

They pay you 60% commission immediately on all the people you refer to ABM, after your first referral. That is $75 a month for all that choose the “Monthly Auto-Ship” and $900 a year for all that choose the “Twelve Month Pre-Pay”.

Your first referral is called “Qualifying Sale,” and this is how your Sponsor or Upline will earn money from you. Your second referral on, everybody you refer, then they owe YOU their first referral, and those new people each owe you their first referral and so on. It goes on infinitely deep, and there is No limit to the levels of duplication you can get paid on.

So Remember from your second referral on, you get a 60% Residual Commission every month. And all these people each owe their first referral to YOU

Better Business Bureau:

There is no complaint filed with the BBB.  If you go to BBB website (1), you will see that there are 7 positive reviews all done July 31, 2017.  It can easily be classified as “Fake Reviews” Come on, there is no Positive review until July 2017 and suddenly 7 the same day!!!  But what matters here is that there is NO American Bill Money Complaints.

Ripoff Report

Ripoff Report has reported a complaint filed August 4, 2014, by Lenora — Marshall Texas.  Take a look at the report and the reply from Paul Korzeniowski owner of ABM  (2).  I wouldn’t even worry about that complaint.

Who is American Bill Money For?

It is for Income Opportunity Seekers.

American Bill Money Recruiting and Support

You will get two 800 numbers to a landing page explaining for you.

Your leads can talk to live operators, or they can sign up 24/7 on your website.

You don’t have to answer any questions, the company does it all for you, and you get notified every time you get a referral and get paid $75 within 24 hours.

American Bill Money Pricing

$125 Monthly Auto-Ship or 12 Month Pre-Pay $1,500

ABM

Monthly:

Monthly Auto-Ship Package is $125/month and pays $75 every month to the Sponsor.  That package includes 150 fresh leads of “opportunity seekers and buyers” each month.  Every six months you can purchase 1,000 Postcards for only $75 or 2,500 Postcards every year for $150

Yearly:

Annual membership is a  Twelve Month Pre-Pay which sells for $1,500 a year and pays $900 to the Sponsor. That package includes 1,800 fresh leads of “opportunity seekers and buyers”  you would receive over the course of 12 months if you are on “auto-ship.”  You will also receive a Bonus of 5,000 Postcards FREE.

My Final Opinion of American Bill Money

The postcard communication process is out-dated.  Not too many people mail Birthday cards, Christmas cards, etc.

American Bill Money at a Glance…

Name: American Bill Money

Website: http://americanbillmoney.com/
Owner: Paul Korzeniowski
Price: $125 Monthly Auto-Ship or 12 Month Pre-Pay $1,500
Overall Scam Rank: 75 out of 100

VERDICT: LEGIT

American Bill Money is legit.  They have been operating since 2003 and have not been shut down by FTC so you will agree with me here that they are legit

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Volusion eCommerce Solutions – Your Review

Volusion eCommerce Product Overview

Volusion eCommerce Solutions is for all business types.  It provides one-stop-shop eCommerce solution from newbies to large business.  You can run your business from the dashboard. Established in 1999, Volusion has connected people with innovative and powerful solutions to help grow their business. Volusion offers credit card process, design, and marketing.

Volusion eCommerce Solutions Review

Name: Volusionvolusion
Website: http://volusion.com
Price: Up o 14 days Free Trial – Mini $15.00/month – Plus $35.00/month – Pro $75.00/month – Premium $135.00/month

CEO: Kevin Sproles

CTO: Bardia Dejban

Overall Rank: 80 out of 100

Location:  Austin, TX

The Pros and the Cons

The Good:

PRO #1: Security and Fraud-Free with every plan

PRO #2:  14 days Free Trial Period.

PRO #3:  All-in-one, Website, shopping cart and hosting are all included  

PRO #4:  Powerful integration tools

PRO #5:  You have access to unlimited support 24/7, live expert to help you anytime

PRO #6:  Share directly from your eCommerce to your social media Facebook, Twiter and Pinterest

The Bad:

CON #1  Some plans on all platforms will charge a transaction fee on each purchase, and this is on top of the credit card processing fees

CON #2  More charges…Volusion has added up costs:  add-on apps fees,  exclusions of key feature, bandwidth charges (Once you go over your bandwidth they charge you for overages).. so pricing can add up very quickly, you have to be on the lookout

CON #3  You are required to purchase an SSL certificate for on-site credit card processing – it usually costs $100 per year. Needless to say that this is another add up fee.

CON #4  Their templates are difficult to customize with limited design features and no add-on

CON #5  There is no inbuilt blog with their template…Wierd we are in 2017, and everybody blog…it is an excellent way to promote; you can add a WordPress, but I hope you know coding otherwise you will be out of luck!

CON #6  Most of their themes are primary for online store only and are not responsive which means cannot operate well with IPad or Cellular

Who is VOLUSION For?

If you are a newbie or an expert are just taking your offline business to a higher level to grow your online business Volusion can help your commerce growth.  Today’s technology helps you time so you can focus on success.

Volusion Tools & Training

Volusion Site Builder Features:

Volusion enables you to design your store for your business. They are offering 75 theme templates and of those only 16 are FREE, and only 6 of the 16 free themes are responsive.

UPDATE:

Since they came up with “Volusion 2” May 2017, (see my post at the bottom of this page), Volusion has introduced a fully Responsive eCommerce Themes.  They also mentioned that they would continue to release responsive templates which are good new, they have to keep up with their competitors don’t you think?

Content Management

Adding product to your store is quite easy with Volusion. With only three categories where you can enter your product information, the process is quick and straightforward, and it helps you stay organized, manage photo galleries and publish relevant product information.

Click on the image below to see a short video of the dashboard.

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volusion dashboard

You cannot make changes on those templates unless you are familiar with coding so if you are a beginner and wanting to make a change you will probably have a hard time.

With every plan Volusion offers those features:

  • Add Products in a Flash
  • Securely Accept Payments
  • Easily Manage Inventory
  • Built-in SEO Tools
  • Social Media Integrations:  Manage your social accounts and sell more across the web, all from the comfort of your Volusion dash.
 Ease of Use

Volusion offers a Free 14 days Trial Period you don’t even need a credit card to sign up which is great!

Volusion Support

The support provided with the product. You have access 24/7 support via phone, chat or emails to their Austin-based eCommerce experts for any help you might need, from support to marketing specialists and this for all plans except the Mini Plan.

Volusion Pricing

Volusion Different Package

Mini:  $15.00/month

  • 100 Products
  • 1GB of Bandwidth
  • Online Support
  • Secure Checkout

Plus:  $35.00/month

  • 1000 Products
  • 3GB of Bandwidth
  • Online + Phone Support
  • Secure Checkout

Pro:  $75.00/month

  • 10,000 Products
  • 10GB of Bandwidth
  • Priority Support
  • Secure Checkout

Premium:  $135.00/month

  • Unlimited Products
  • 35GB of Bandwidth
  • Priority Support
  • Dedicated Account Manager
  • Secure Checkout

Save 10% on your storeVolusion coupon

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  1. Select a plan below
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My Final Opinion of VOLUSION

My final honest option on Volusion is that it is a great platform, but I cannot say it is the best.  Based on research done Volusion software needs some updates and some improvement with their customer service.  On top of that, their additional fees can be costly if you don’t keep track of them so I cannot recommend them wholeheartedly.

However, that isn’t to say that this cart is the wrong choice for every merchant. Plenty of affiliates have found success with Volusion. You might as well sign up for Volusion’s free trial by clicking the link below, and try it out for yourself.

 NEWS Splash:  

Volusion made the news May 30, 2017

As per Kevin Sproles CEO, Volusion has released Volusion 2, which is an upgraded version of their platform for small and medium-sized businesses. It consists of a simplified digital store setup, secure checkouts, including free SSL, and mobile optimization. (1)

“Small and medium businesses deserve the same robust website features and level of service as the established enterprise,” said Kevin Sproles, Volusion CEO. “Since returning as CEO, my number one goal has been to get Volusion refocused to help these entrepreneurs succeed.”

Volusion eCommerce Solutions at a Glance…

Name: Volusion

Website: http://volusion.com
Price: Up o 14 days Free Trial – Mini $15.00/month – Plus $35.00/month – Pro $75.00/month – Premium $135.00/month

CEO: Kevin Sproles

CTO: Bardia Dejban

Overall Rank: 80 out of 100

VERDICT: LEGIT

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Free Keywords Tool Generator

Using Keywords SEO can be very confusing for newbies.  I know it was for me!  There is a bunch of SEO generator online that you can use.  I will elaborate more on that later with this article:  “SEO keyword suggestion tool”.  With this post, you will also learn “The importance of keywords in SEO”, where is the most valuable place to insert them etc

Alphabet soup technique is a Free keyword tool generator.Alphabet

The power of the alphabet soup technique Reveals unexploited high traffic niches.

Introducing the Alphabet Soup Technique.

In this training, I am going to show you how you can use a free Google Search within any niche to find an unlimited number of highly sought after keywords.

Alphabet Soup Technique Training Video
Alphabet Soup Technique

Alphabet Soup Technique is a method of finding keywords using the Google Instant feature and the alphabet.  But where is that name come from, since it has nothing to do with cooking?  It comes from the use of the alphabet letter to come up with new keyword results.

Have you ever notice when you start typing on Google search a suggested word or phrase appears?

It’s called Google Instant Feature also call Alphabet Soup Technique.  This is FREE to use… How cool is that?  See below a quick search I did on cook

Alphabet Soup Technique

Find out why is “Keyword Research” is important

Here’s why:  The person searching online and the search engine BOTH depend on your keywords to find your site!

Websites that have high ranking SEO have chosen their seed content words very carefully using a good keyword research tool.

If you don’t use relevant keywords for your niche website, you will not attract the right visitors for your business and no one will buy. It is like having your business stationery with the wrong information on it, wrong address and wrong phone number etc.

Which brings me to this…..

Keywords research and SEO

Keywords research is the process of researching a strong relevant word or phrase with low competition that internet users will search for their needs or solution to their questions.

SEO:  A score based on traffic and competition, the higher the score the more likely you will rank for this keyword on the first page.

Until you find relevant words and phrases that are the most important for your website to rank for you cannot optimize your pages on your site, and you can’t draw qualified visitors to your site.

As I mentioned before, if you use the wrong keyword to attract visitors and you optimize for keywords are not relevant to your business, you may still get traffic but it will be unqualified visitors.

This, of course, will be frustrating to you and your visitors as well. Traffic but no leads!  That is Not the way you want it!    Your visitor will leave your site very quickly.  You want them to stick around so you can have to opportunity to convert them into customers.

Free Keyword Tool Generator

Ubersuggest:

https://ubersuggest.io/

What is Ubersuggest?

Übersuggest is a research FREE keyword tool that generates a list of relevant words in response to anything you type in the search box

It has been proven that Google is the most used search engine in the world. Though we have other SEO tools that are available to us online, some FREE some paid but only a few of them are really helpful. Ubersuggest is one of the few effective one to perform a keyword research. It is very easy to use and the best part:   It is FREE

A short video (less than 60 seconds) about how to use the basic features of Übersuggest for your keyword research

 

Instakeywords

http://www.instakeywords.com/

What is Instakeywords?

It’s a FREE long tail keyword research tool to give you hundreds of keyword suggestions with valuable keyword data.

All you have to do to start using InstaKeywords is to create a free user account then you can start searching the best keyword for your niche.  Just type in your seed keyword for your niche in the search box and Instakeywords will generate a list of combinations.

Ultimate Keyword Hunter

http://ultimatekeywordhunter.com/

What are LSI keywords?

LSI stands for Latent Semantic Indexing. It is software mechanism used by search engines (Google, Bing, etc) and TOP Webmasters to determine the topic of the content (single article, group of documents or web pages), and to find related and synonymous terms (words and phrases) corresponding to the target topic (keyword or phrase)

Ultimate Keyword Hunter can help you to find relevant keywords and write high-ranking articles. The best part of Ultimate Keyword Hunter is:  It is FREE!

Step 1: Specify Target Keyword

Step 2: Configure stop words and sites to analyze

Step 3: Analyze results, selecting best LSI keywords for your article

Step 4: Write relevant and high-ranking articles real-time. Import/Export LSI keywords.

 

Wealthy Affiliate Keyword Tool Research

As a starter member with Wealthy Affiliateyou can do up to 30 Free keyword searches a month.

How do I use WA Keyword tool?

Basically, like any other keyword tool, you will type into the box your keyword or keyword phrase, without any quotes. See below, I used the keyword phrase Making Money.

Let us see what we come up with!

wa search

It does work well but of course like any other keyword tool you need to understand the basics of keyword research.  This is a very important step to know because you want your keyword content to get you rank on the first page of Google search result.

And why is the importance of ranking high?

People will find your content and you will get traffic to your website!  That’s your goal!

Keyboard search Jaaxy

 

Jaaxy Keyword Tool is a keyword research tool that compiles data from Google search engine rankings and other search engines allowing you to find the best keyword with low competition. It is one of the best tools for high-quality content writers.

Jaaxy offers a Free Trial.  You can do up to 30 Free Keyword searches

It is not only a top keywords search, Jaaxy offers a lot more than that.  Try it now.  Do a keyword search:


To Beat Your Competition, You Need to Know More Than Them.

For a better word, Jaaxy is going to allow you to “spy” on your competition and probe into WHY their websites are ranking, where they are ranking, and you will get insightful data into their website’s content structure, meta tags, content quality/length, backlinks, ad placements, along with other information that the competition simply doesn’t want you to have. Plain and simple, this information is going to give you a competitive edge.

Please leave your questions or comments in the box below!

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Making Money Blogging Online

Jumping over hurdles and crawling through hoops could lead you to a lifetime income generator

Are you looking for making money blogging online?

First of all, it is possible blogging and makes money at the same time but you need to know that it takes a lot of work.  If you looking to make quick money you are at the wrong place, but if you are willing to put in the effort and the time you can definitely make money.

What is a Blog?Blog

Before talking about making money blogging online you need to know what is a blog.  Do you agree with me?  Ok stay with me I will explain.

According to WordPress.org “Blog” is a short-term for Weblog.  The key feature of a blog is like a diary-type commentary and links to articles on other websites, like a list of posts in reverse chronological order.

In today’s world you will find that lot of people start blogging about what they are passionate about, could be a hobby, web design, home staging, sports, mobile technology etc.

In today’s market if you want your business to be relevant you need to have a blog otherwise you will be missing out on the growth of your business. This is one of the most cost-effective marketing strategies you can invest in.

What is an online Blogger?

You guessed it right!  A Blogger is a person who owns a Blog, keeps it running with regular post, articles, information, sharing the most up-to-date news.

Create a Website under 30 Second….Click here, I will show you how

Blog Quality Content

Do you know how you can leverage search engines and get mad traffic to your site?  Here is the answer:  “Quality Content”.

Google, BING, & Yahoo LOVE Content!

The most important thing that you have to remember when building your content if that you have to build it with your audience in mind.  Real people are reading this content so you want to deliver something that is relevant and interesting. Keep in mind that you are writing for them, not for the Search Engines 🙂

Content needs to be readable. People don’t like to read “novels” of content anymore, therefore keep your ideas short, with a small paragraph.

Remember this:  You want people to engage in your content so they can convert and this is when you start getting revenue.

Here are 6 things that make up a quality page or post:

(1) Smaller paragraphs
(2) Separate your ideas with HEADING tabs (h3 or h4)
(3) Black or dark grey text on white background
(4) Use conversational speak
(5) Use a captivating headline
(6) Use relevant images

And the most important thing of all, Write in a natural way, just write as you were talking to your audience!


Disclaimer

Before moving forward I would like to talk to you about Affiliate and Earnings Disclaimer.

I have received many inquiries from people asking about “Affiliate and Earnings Disclaimer” and “do I need them”.

The answer is yes you do need them and not only that if you are an affiliate the FTC requires you have it on your site.

Where do you find them?  Very easy… I have an Affiliate and Earnings Disclaimer on my site that you can copy – Simply add your salutation at the end;  if needed change or add the word “We” where applicable.  Click here to copy the link.

Amazon Affiliate Disclosure Policy

If you are planning to sign up for an Amazon Associates Account (Amazon does refer to Affiliate as Associates) you will want to add their disclaimer as well:

Amazon is looking for a proper disclosure as outlined in Amazon’s affiliate disclosure policy. This is different than what the FTC looks for. Personally I thought I was safe with my Affiliate and Earnings Disclaimer page required by the FTC.  WRONG. Amazon is looking for a specific Amazon Associates statement.

It must read as follow and place on your site:

Make sure it is in a visible location!

[Insert your name] is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to [insert the applicable site name (amazon.com or myhabit.com)].

Amazon will revoke access to a blogger’s affiliate account if you do not comply with their Affiliate Program Disclosure.  Better be safe than sorry don’t you think?


Make Money Blogging Online

Let me tell you a very important thing about Make Money Blogging Online, the make money part of your business won’t happen quite yet. First things first!  You will have to focus on creating your niche website.

Make sense right? Before you earn money, you are going to first be focusing on creating your niche website get traffic to your site.

The Process of how to Make Money Blogging

Click on the image below to see a short video that will help you understand the process of making money online.  It will show you the process right from the initial audience, to the search in Google, to the website, to the niche, to the types of programs that you are going to be promoting to generate revenue. arrow down

make money

It is actually easier than you think. Even if there are many ways to create successful businesses online, there is only one component to any successful business: “A Website“.

There are many ways that you can earn a full-time income online once you understand the process. The sky is the limit!

The make money part won’t happen quite yet. Before generating income, you first will have to create a strong foundation.

A Foundation? What is that?

It starts with creating a niche website and focusing on driving traffic to your site.  But before that, part of your foundation if knowing your target audience so your can build strong content to attract them with their needs and help them.  Two important things to make sure you know are:

1. Who is your customer
2. What problem are you solving for them

Monetize Your Blog

Affiliate Marketing  is a good way to monetize your blog.  When you sign up with Affiliate Marketing businesses that are relevant to your site you will be getting links, banners that you put on your blog-site.  Every time a visitor make a purchase from that Affiliate link you will get a commission.

Affiliate marketing is by far the best way to make a living online!

Selling Products on eCommerce WebsitesPOS Shopify

You can open a Shopify Store and sell products by linking your store to your blog. Selling your products in many places should be every bit as simple as selling in one. With Shopify’s eCommerce software, you get one unified platform to run your business with ease.

CPC or CPM Ads

One of the most popular way Bloggers make money with their blog is through placing ads on their blog-site.

Here are the 2 most popular ads:

1-  Pay-Per-Click (PPC) also known as Cost-Per-Click (CPC):  Most of the time it is referred to as banners that you place in your content. Then each time a visitor clicks on the ad you get paid for that click.

2-  Cost per 1,000 impressions Ads Also known as CPM Ads:  Those ads pay you a fixed amount of money based on how many people view your ad.

Google Adsense would be a perfect example for these type of ads.

Sell Digital Products

Another way to monetize your blog is selling digital products.  Here some example of Digital Products:

  • Online courses/workshops
  • Music, Video, Images
  • Apps, plugins, or themes
  • eBooks

There are lots of things you can do to generate money with blogging.  Those are just to give you a quick overview.

Always make sure that they are useful and relevant to your visitors.  Like if you are blogging about about Healthy Cooking and you are selling Cars digital eBooks..relevant to your site.  You see the picture now? Engage with your visitors, listen to their needs then you can create a digital product for their needs.

I hope that with this post you have a better understanding of making money blogging online!

If you have any comments or questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to give you a hand.

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Site With Reviews

A “Review Site” or a “Site With Reviews” — Which is Best?

pandaMany review sites were hit hard during the time of Google’s Panda and Penguin algorithms — only a few did it right and sailed through. Others drifted into using reviews to sell, rather than treating them as the PREselling content that they should be.

Like I said, even honest folks can drift. It’s so darn easy to forget the point when you know you can earn something from a click.

The outcome was not pretty for many.

Great reviews generate sales without selling. So if you’re going to do a review site, do it well or go home.

Review quality is key, but originality, some sort of angle to help you stand out, will be what makes the difference, always assuming of course that you can write super reviews.

There will always be at least a couple of really big, strong competitors for your topic…

That’s normal.

If you think you can do better than half of the best 20 sites, if you see loads of reviews where a superior review will eventually put you into the Top 10, go for it.

The ability to use the product is important. You can “get away” with superb secondary research reviews in “Sites With Reviews.” But if you decide to work as a review specialist, it’s all the more critical.

Now… far be it from me to suggest that you buy a receiver, test it and take it back for a refund. And far be it from me to suggest going to a second store, trying another and refunding. Nor would I ever suggest a third and fourth, or neighboring towns, or anything else of that kind.

I would never suggest that! But heck…

You really have to figure out the “get my hands-on testing done” problem. Later, you’ll have gorillaestablished yourself as “that cool site that does amazing reviews while dressed as a gorilla.” Companies will be happy to send you samples to test. But right now?

Unless your niche happens to have really weak reviews by people who haven’t used the product being reviewed, you really do need to have hands-on experience.

But it shouldn’t always be about reviews. Think outside the “normal” review sites and keep in mind SBI!’s emphasis on creating quality content.

How about information on the history of the product? Or doing interviews with key executives related to a product? Or asking others to submit reviews?

See? It’s now a “regular” content site. There are still loads of opportunities to include product reviews, but it’s become a “Site With Reviews,” not a “Review Site.”

Given the trust built up by the PREsell of all the other content, and the superiority of the reviews themselves, you’ll monetize even if the review pages themselves don’t win much search traffic.

This type of approach eliminates the “all or nothing” strategy of creating a “Review Site,” where every page, except your home page and maybe a couple of others, is a review. In other words, and this is important…

A “Site With Reviews” does not need the site to be found for reviews. That’s where a lot of the competition is duking it out — what used to be easy money ain’t so easy anymore. Instead, you get folks to your reviews via high value, high quality content!

What Does a “Best Practice” Review Look Like?

So we’ve looked at what makes a real review. But that’s not the end of the story.

That’s what you must do in order to be considered a real review, but it’s far from what you need to be the best.

virtualThe closer you come to enabling the reader to almost feel, hear, touch or taste your product, the better!

“Real” Is the minimum. We want to go for the max! And the “max” is always about OVERdelivery.

Your review must be several cuts above the typical reports that you can see in review aggregation services. Anything less than a high-value, genuine review should never reach your visitor’s eyes.

But in order to get there, you must first PREsell.

Want to write a lawnmower review? Shine with brilliance about lawns and mowing! Write great content about…

  • Tips for watering your lawn the right way
  • How not to scalp your grass
  • When to mow — and when not to
  • How to sharpen a lawnmower blade…

…and so on. Really show off your expertise, the knowledge you have about each piece of information. PREsell, until your customer thinks: “Whoa, this person really knows her stuff. I wonder which lawnmower she thinks is best for my uneven land…”

Bingo! That’s exactly what you want your visitor to think!

Written like this, you should stand out from competitor reviews, while attracting folks who are close-to-the purchase. You’ll be writing…

  • reviews that readers will love
  • reviews that won’t ever get hit by Google
  • reviews that actually earn you more, in the long run.

Your tightly focused product pages will have an increasing chance of being found as your entire site grows its authority signals with Google. The hardest going, as always, is in the early months.

But by creating content that focuses on one specific product, and writing a highly personalized review, you gain a huge edge.

And Now for the Practicalities: How to Write a Real, Ethical Review

Focus on Your Audience

Let’s go back one final time to the world of tires…

“Have a shop meeting and pull up an extra chair… the empty chair represents the spirit of your customer, and everything that is discussed during the meeting should be able to be said in front of the customer, without hesitation. Start the meeting by reinforcing your commitment to both ethics and customer service.”

It’s great advice!

Your site visitor, who is also your potential customer, should be at the forefront of every review you write.

So before you put pen to paper — or push a single key on your keyboard — pull up that virtual chair for your customer. Have her in front of you from start to finish. Heck — talk to her, if it helps!

You know this niche, you know your site visitor (you do know your site visitor, right?). Thinking about this particular product, ask yourself what her particular problem is and how this product will help solve it — how will it help improve her life? Why, specifically, would she buy this product?

Will she want to use it to…

  • save time?
  • save money?
  • learn a specific lesson?
  • feel a certain way?
  • something else?

Once you can hone in on this — the 20% of a product that will convert 80% of people — you’ll be able to give your readers an honest review that also converts.

So let’s look at the substance of your review, all the time bearing in mind how your site visitor will genuinely benefit.

Introduction

The introduction is what draws people in, which is why it’s a good idea to start with a story. Perhaps share your own experience with the product, while at the same time reinforcing your commitment to ethics and customer service…

I only write reviews about products I genuinely know and love — I don’t receive any payment for this review.

I’ve written it because I’ve been using this lawnmower for several months now, and it makes my uneven lawn look like a bowling green. If it can do it for my lawn, it can do it for anyone’s!

But it does have its drawbacks and, because I genuinely care about you, my site visitor, I’ll be giving you the good, the bad and the ugly…

Writing the Main Content

Cover all the features you consider relevant: most products come with a lot of features. Instead of covering them all, keep that site visitor in mind and cover those that are most relevant, first.

What makes this product of interest to this potential customer? What are the benefits of the features you discuss?

Use the information you have about your niche and your visitors to address her main concerns. Is she worried about cost? Reliability? Delivery? The warranty, or customer support, or functionality of certain features?

Provide evidence: this is where physically owning a product or having experienced a service becomes invaluable.

Make it a unique story, because otherwise you’re just repeating the same dull information your visitors already read on Amazon and other product review sites.boring review

They haven’t come to your site to read that same stuff… they’ve come for a unique perspective they can’t find anywhere else.

Remember, you’re writing about a very tight topic. Every competitor who’s half-decent will cover the basics well. You must do that better — and go well beyond.

We’ve covered the issue of products you haven’t tried, or services you haven’t experienced. But it’s right to say that you don’t “obtain” original research — you do it. The end result is content that’s truly authentic and reflects the clear voice of first-hand experience.

Visitors respect that enormously — this type of review has high value. So, wherever possible, get your hands on the product. Spend a few hours playing with it — even doing your best to break it!

That simple experience allows you to create content easily, simply by writing about what you see and do. You’re able to write a review that overdelivers — doing it in your own words, your own way, in your own voice, leaving readers with a strong “got it” feeling.

Include negatives: It’s a myth to think that people won’t buy a product that has negative reviews — in fact, the very reverse is true. Evidence is that people using reviews actively search for the negatives. In and of themselves, they help establish brand credibility and trust.

Why?

Because as John McAteer, Google’s retail industry director said:

No one trusts all positive reviews.

While brands and retailers should strive for a sizable majority of positive reviews, consumers view the absence of negative reviews as suspicious. So if the product you’re reviewing has drawbacks, be honest. Say what they are.

Remember: honest opinion of value to the reader. Not sales funnel.

Images and video: these give you the opportunity to add unique elements to your written content, because most sites borrow heavily from copy and photos supplied to them by manufacturers.

There’s no originality. That’s a formula for failure, not to mention that Google tends not to rank “transaction pages” highly.

So take some high quality photos of your product. Show parts that other reviews don’t. Include yourself in some of them — they’re further evidence of your use of the product.

And while you’re unpacking and user-testing the product, make videos, too. YouTube reviews do well. Add short snippets to your website review, and the longer video review on YouTube. The snippets also make great social media content.

How about presenting an infographic of your information? Free tools such as Canva can help make striking, easily understandable summaries that work well on social media sites.

Heck, I’m getting excited about this — you’re going to create some standout content!

The Summary

At the end of your review, consider adding a “Summary” box. Include the most critical factors that you consider the most relevant to your site visitor.

And how about creating your own “stars” system? Make it original to your niche, if you can.

  • Is your niche gardening? A lawnmower icon should make the cut! 
  • Homesteading niche? Look for golden eggs to score those book reviews! 
  • Comparing the best beaches in Anguilla? Get palm trees for that relaxed vibe! 

You get the picture. Take the idea. Make it your own.

Questions

And finally: we’re not quite finished yet! Because… questions! Encourage them. Add commenting to your review so people can have their say. It’s a good way of determining whether your product is a roaring success.

Enter into discussion. If they don’t like the product, ask which other they prefer, and why.

When you’re asked questions, answer promptly and honestly. It’s one more way of providing the proof that fake reviews don’t have. Proof that you have used the product and know what its capabilities are.

The people who write most fake reviews can’t answer detailed questions — because they’ve never tried the product.

And now — you’re done. Phew! Look over your review. What have you missed? What tiny detail will make it instantly a “Wow!” with your readers?

Let it settle in your mind for a while. Review it once more. And then — publish, safe in the knowledge that you have written a high quality, ethical article which will above all help your site visitor with whatever problem or desire it was that led them to you in the first place.

And finally, in this article we’ve reviewed the personal and professional responsibility each of us has for maintaining our own honor and integrity in the way we write reviews.

Conclusion

The most important take-aways?

  • Learn to recognize the enormity of the issue of fake reviews and their effects on both companies and the individual consumer.
  • Remember that “bait-and-switch” reviews in particular are wolves in sheeps’ clothing: “under the guise of helping, they hurt.” By recommending inferior products over those with proven accomplishment, they rob individuals of life opportunities, dreams — and success.
  • Always insist on evidence.
  • Learn to spot fakery when it happens, and take action.
  • Don’t stuff your own sales text down people’s throats. Keep it real. PREsell. Build trust with high quality content that targets your readers’ needs and wants.

And — very finally — remember tires. Remember always to concentrate on doing right by your visitor. Remember that…

“If you follow this advice, and if you never put money ahead of people, you can’t lose.”

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