The New FTC Guidelines for IM, Blogging Affiliates, And How It Affects You!

Last week on 1st December the FTC  (Federal Trade Commission) released its new guidelines for which Internet Marketers, Bloggers and Affiliate Marketers and all product owners and vendors must adhere to.

Ive been researching this for the last few days so I can make sure that Im in compliance, and also to gather info to make this blog post, so that my readers are aware of the changes too.

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Free Traffic Generation Tips And Ideas Part 1

Over the next few posts Im going to be briefly covering some of the many different traffic generation techniques that exist.

So I will start off with the first 5:

Traffic Generation Ideas (Part 1)

Yahoo Answers

Yahoo Answers is a website that allows people to post questions, and all you have to do is answer peoples questions with good advice to help and answer their question. After youve answered the question you will be able to link back to resource pages on your website.

As you will be linking back to pages on your site/blog, the questions you answer will need to be related to pages that you have wrote about.

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JV Give Away

I finally released my ebook on 23rd November and started entering it in as many JV Giveaway Events as possible.

By December I had built my list to around 50 subscribers using the above methods, which could easily have been a much higher figure but I just hadnt been giving list building enough focus, I was far too wrapped up in my blog and driving traffic to it, in the hope that they would signup to my list through the free offers I had in my blogs sidebar. However that didnt really work out, and it only got me a handful.

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How I Built My List From 50 To 2000 In Around 15 Weeks!

Okay, so as you can see from the title of this post and screen shot below, I have managed to build my list from 50 to 2000 subscribers in around 15 weeks, which means that I managed to hit my target goal of 2000 by 1st APRIL.  8) (See My Goals For 2010 for more information)

And as I said in my previous post, Im going to share with you what I did to build my list to that figure in that space of time.

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Making Money With Affiliate Programs

Also known as referral programs, affiliate programs are normally commission based sales.

This is how they work Youll recommend a site to your visitors/subscribers and then pick up a percentage of any sale that those visitors/subscribers make.

Youll benefit from the commission and the merchant benefits from the sales, and also new buyers on their buyers list if they are clever enough collect the details of their buyers. 😉 Continue reading