ShareASale Review

ShareASale.com is a good way to start your affiliate marketing campaign to make money online.  

PRODUCT_NAME    ShareASale
Overall Ranking:      7 out of 10
Price:                              $0 – NO COSTS
Website:                       ShareASale.com

If you do not know where to look to find an affiliate program, this could be the program for you.  When you join this network, you will gain access to a vast array of other affiliate programs.  It provides a quick and easy-to-read status of each merchant.  

All of your merchant payments are paid into ShareASale.com and once your commission reaches the amount of $50 or more, they will see that you are paid.  

There is no fee to part of this program, and you are NEVER requested to send money to them.  Please note, however, if you account becomes inactive for a 6-month period of time, they can charge you an administration fee of $25 month, or until the account is closed.  Basically, if you have a balance between $25 and$50, in your inactive account, they will deduct this money as a fee, for the next two months, and then close your account, due to inactivity.  

There is a tracking and reporting system that covers all of your affiliate programs that you join within ShareASale.  There is NO commission or bonus that I have seen for referring ShareAsale to another person.  

PROS/CONS

Every group you join will have pros and cons about them.  Here is my take on it.  

PROS: 

  1. A VAST list of affiliate programs that you can compare based  on commission payouts
  2. Great tracking and reporting system for all of the affiliate programs that you join within ShareASale.com
  3. Detailed information on each merchant, the commission payouts to affiliates, etc.  
  4. No fee to be paid in order to be part of this group
  5. Easy-to-read and comprehend terms and conditions.  

CONS:

  1. Read the terms and conditions.  There are many dos and don’ts listed.  This reads like a book, however it is easy to understand.
  2. There is no commission paid to you, should you refer ShareASale.com to another potential affiliate marketer.  Your commissions are earned by promoting merchants within ShareASale.com.  
  3. Each merchant will have their own terms and conditions in which to abide.  

REVIEW SUMMARY

 

If you are great with research and can easily find your own affiliate programs and you have your own way of tracking your sales, you may not want to use this program.  However, if you have no clue where to start, need help in finding affiliate programs with good payouts and would require help with tracking your sales and commissions, this program is for you.

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Jaaxy Affiliate Review

JAAXY AFFILIATE PROGRAM — a keyword search tool….

PRODUCT_NAME    Jaaxy Affiliate ProgramJaaxy
Overall Ranking:      8 out of 10
Price:                              $0 – 1st 30 searches
Website:                       Jaaxy.com

When you build your website and engage in the content therein, you need to utilize keywords.  What keywords do you use?  How do you go about finding the right keywords to use?

Jaaxy is a keyword search tool that can help you figure all of that out.  You can find out what are the most common ways ideas are searched by using this tool.    

The use of this keyword  search tool is FREE for your first 3o searches.  After you have exhausted your 30 uses, you would need to purchase the “PRO” or “ENTERPRISE” memberships in order to continue.  Below is a chart of what is included in your FREE, PRO or ENTERPRISE options.   (for a more clear view, click here)

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Starting for free is always a good thing.  Why buy before you try, right?

PROS/CONS

PROS: 

  1. FREE trial- giving you 30 keyword searches
  2. Instructions with use
  3. Site Analytics
  4. Website analyzer
  5. Keyword list manager
  6. No time limit to use the 30 keyword search

CONS:

  1. Does not sort data for you (in free trial period)
  2. Only 30 searches, so be mindful of what you ask (when using free trial period)
  3. Always a catch…. some of the data is not readily available in the free trial period, but once you have become a member, you have unlimited search options and information at your fingertips. 

SO WHAT DO I THINK?

Yes, this is a great program.  This is a program from which you can enhance your website, selling all of your products within your niche.  This program can help you find the proper keywords necessary to use in your website content.  Meanwhile, as you maintain your membership, you can become an affiliate of this program and make money online from marketing this program as well.    

REVIEW SUMMARY

After CAREFUL review of this website against many others, I believe this to be the best keyword search tool available on the market today.  

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Financial Freedom

FINANCIAL SECURITY— WHAT IS IT?  What does Financial Freedom look like to you?   PiggyBank

Financial Freedom to me, means that I will always have enough money. Having enough would mean never having to worry about how the bills are going to be paid, or if I can afford to do something for enjoyment with my family and friends.  Does that mean that I have to be a millionaire?  A billionaire?  

Cute story for you:  “Once there was a man, who made a wish to always have enough.  His wish came true.  Although as he traveled, he never had a bit of money, however when it was time to pay the bill, whether for food, lodging, or transportation, he always had enough.  As he needed to pay his bill, he always had the exact amount needed.”

I see this as financial security and freedom.  Do I want to be a millionaire?  Not necessarily, but I do want to always “have enough”.  

You can strive for financial security by clicking here.  

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Understanding Affiliate Marketing

December 8, 2015:  There is so much to learn about Affiliate marketing so that you can make money online.  There are good ones, there are ones that are not so good.  

GREAT THINGS ABOUT AFFILIATE PROGRAMS

  1. Having a proven product that you can sell online
  2. No need to carrying an inventory
  3. No shipping hassles
  4. No return challenges
  5. Knowing your purchases are taken care of

When you have a product and company that you can trust and does have your best interest at heart, you know you can support them and help them be profitable as well.  To be part of an larger company that loves having affiliate marketers on their team, can be a rewarding experience.  You receive a commission on products that they ship, they service and take back as a return if necessary.  You are simply marketing their product on a broader scope to help them make money online.  You, in turn, make money online because you receive a commission for doing a good job.  

THINGS TO WATCH FOR

  1. Hidden fees
  2. Upfront costs
  3. Terms and conditions
  4. All of the dos and don’ts

Some affiliate programs out there will request that you pay upfront a cost.  This cost/fee can be minimal, but can also be very costly.    Sometimes, there are hidden fees.  After you pay the upfront money, you find that in order to continue to have the program, you continue to pay.    Also be sure to read the terms and conditions that can sometimes “read like a book”.  You may need a lawyer to decipher some of the language for you.  Lastly, by reading the terms and conditions of your affiliate program, be sure you have a clear understanding of what you can and cannot do.  Marketing a certain way, using certain photos, etc.; this can cause fines, or disqualify you for the commission that you worked so hard to get.  

DON’T BE DISCOURAGE – IT CAN AND DOES WORK!

Being an affiliate can be a great thing if you investigate and know what company you are assisting in selling their products.  There are some great companies out there that provide ample information and great benefits to be an affiliate for them.    I’ve written a review about several affiliate programs of which I participate.  Take a look and let me know your thoughts.    Check out my blog posts about the various affiliate program reviews here

Amazon, Swagbucks and Wealthy Affiliate have been proven to be great opportunities.   

I appreciate all feedback, as possibly you have had some experience with another affiliate, whether good or bad.  Thank you for your time.  

 

Swagbucks Review

PRODUCT_NAME    Swagbuck
Overall Ranking:      7 out of 10
Price:                              $0
Website:                       Swagbucks

 

This website will help you gain rewards, credits and points.  Its free to join.  It’s a great way to browse the internet, shop online, and complete surveys. 

This is not a “get rich quick” idea and is not intended for that purpose.  It’s simply a way to help gain rewards for things you already do. 

How many times do you surf the net, shop online or consider filling out a survey?  Well, then why not be rewarded for your time.

Pros:

It’s free to join

You earn points while you shop

You earn points while browsing the internet

You can become an affiliate by inviting others and make more points

Cons:

It can take a while to earn points

You need to remember to browse through Swagbucks

This will not  make a full-time income

 

REVIEW SUMMARY

After CAREFUL review of this website against many others, this is a good website to earn points which can convert to cash (making money online) while you do things that you do every day. 

The website itself has many offerings and lots of details with how it works, and how to get started. 

For those looking for a way to earn points and extra cash this may be just the thing for you.  By logging into Swagbucks under your own personal account you can take surveys, shop, browse for information on ideas that interest you or refer a friend to do the same and earn Swagbucks.

 

CLICK HERE to sign up for your own Swagbucks account.

 

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Fear of Failure

Fear-of-Change Finger nail biterWhat do we have to fear, but fear itself????  Right…. we have a lot of fear and we let fear drive us.  But what path does fear drive you down.  Are you heading for failure because you let fear take you there?  Are you heading for success because you direct your fear differently. 

Don’t let fear get the best of you, but use your fear to get you where you want to go. 

 

Some fear that we have are:

  1. Afraid to be taken advantage of 

How often have you taken the risk to help someone or even yourself because you really felt that it was the best deal for everyone, yet…. to your disappointment you are left feeling used, abused and taken advantage of.  Some in those pyramid scams make success on the backs of others.  It’s not right, but they don’t care because they only care about themselves and not about everyone else. 

  1. Afraid that we will lose money in our quest for success

We have often times bought into a scam, a pyramid, or other venture driving for success, to only realize that there is no real value in the venture, in the scam and you only lose valuable time and money

  1. Afraid of ridicule

What will your family think?  What will your friends say?  How hard are you on yourself.  When you start off, trying to make a better future, others are jealous and they attempt to sway you away from the prize.  Worse yet, especially when you have enter into one of those scams, you have nothing to fight back with, nothing to explain how you can be better and make a better life.  How do you prove to them, that it can work, when you haven’t convinced yourself?

FACE YOUR FEAR AND SUCCEED!

Try, try and try again, but this time, join a team, be an affiliate and have a community of teammates to help you succeed.  YOU CAN DO IT, and WE, the team can and will help you.  Try it out now, but this time, try it for free and don’t pay anything until you feel that this is your niche!

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