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Compartmentalized Learning Of Monetize Options

 
Jerrico_Usher
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on 12/04/2012

You guys notice that certain people have certain success with certain techniques but those people are usually 100% vested in that angle?

For example Pam does zazzle and it's her center- for me it's Amazon (although not yet making what I'd call successful money there yet)- and someone else will be all over viglink and that's where they focus most of their time and energy.

Fact is, to hit each of the types of monetization successfully, you have to write or build your articles in a certain way to build the bridge for those options to earn.

For amazon you need to build articles where you replace most big images or product images with amazon gallery images, you have to learn how to place them so they don't appear as ads unless the person really wants the product and is looking for that "on amazon" button. You also have to be cleaver with ads as not to overwhelm, but rather to enhance the article with it's pictures... same with allposters...

For viglink you have to learn to both linkweave and target products with your writing again without selling it...  links are very limited, 2 per article no matter how long I assume... so viglink is not a newbies paradise I don't think, it's a great resource but it's a bit tricky to learn to do it correctly and takes more time to really test and see results test again, figure out how to best place them etc...

Overall, we all have a personality that wants something more specific than just a general "send me the money" type of thing. What I mean by that is we all tend to gravitate towards one thing or another. Often it's what comes easiest to us when there are choices of 10 things we need to master- we choose the easiest because we're already confused and want to give ourselves a buffer zone.

So if link weaving (viglink) is your fancy- viglink is your vehicle- run with it, learn just how to use it, the other stuff add when you get the idea but practice with viglink first, or amazon, or ebay, or if you have several years under your belt experiment with all of them at once.

You can always go back later and viglink your articles if you choose to learn Amazon monetization and become expert at it (my current run).... when I get Amazon down and earning across hundreds of articles I will take a sabatical from writing new stuff to go back and recycle my articles to teach me about viglink... I can add paragraphs throughout the same article (update it) that will target specific products on viglink, for example, or update current paragraphs with viglink in mind.

It's a learning process and I think too many people try to make EVERY monetize option work- they try to saturate the page with it and wonder why nobody clicks ads... if they feel like your page is "commercial" in nature, they may not click or feel tricked.

As a newb I always applied this principal and it's fortified my experience in each area. Steve jobs said once, "You can only possibly do a few things very well, the rest you have to throw out and focus on those few things!"... and he's right- at least when your learning. I got most of my initial experience on HP and my first vice was Adsense- I lost a lot of money  because I waited 4 years to break out  of that and learn Amazon etc... so don't spend 4 years learning anything- spend 3 months getting good at one part. Write 20 amazon based articles, 20 viglink based articles (sprinkle in amazon where needed), do 20 with eBay/amazon, and so on. By 100 you will have honed your craft in each area to the point of a resource. 

Once a resource you know well you can synergize and use ALL of the monetize- in 100 articles.... it's paid training.

Hope this helps someone.... 

Jerrico


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katiem2
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on 12/04/2012

Yeppers I have to second that. I like to dabble around in it all and basically do what you've just said and yet there are my secret strategies...Cool


Jerrico_Usher
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on 12/04/2012

:) I'm working a bit on my wizzley how to book-  can you tell? I may just give away all my secrets before I can publish it! 

I saw someone selling a 99 cent kindle book called "introducing Wizzley.com" I'm guessing its some info with a signup link... but looking there I see no other wizzley how to books... so I may have to be the first :)


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HollieT
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on 12/04/2012

I had no idea that it was two links per article for viglink. If this is the case, the I have some major editing to do.

Jerrico_Usher
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on 12/04/2012

I was under the impression that only 2 links were allowed to self serving sites (like monetization for example), but possibly they allow more viglink because this is more like serving them and us... I'd like to hear Chef's take on this :) (clarification please?).

Jerrico

p.s. now that I think about it those links may not fall into the self serving catagory but rather in the same catagory with "how many ads allowed on the page"....

HollieT: 12/04/2012 - 07:27 PM

I had no idea that it was two links per article for viglink. If this is the case, the I have some major editing to do.

 


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chefkeem
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on 12/04/2012

 

HollieT: 12/04/2012 - 07:27 PM

I had no idea that it was two links per article for viglink. If this is the case, the I have some major editing to do.

We have no such rule.


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
Jerrico_Usher
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on 12/04/2012

well then that changes everything! (where viglink is concerned). One reason I never really pushed viglink is I thought there was a link count... good to know.


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chefkeem
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on 12/04/2012

One can write a successful product review article with only 1 (one) link to the merchant's sales page.  


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
Guest
on 12/04/2012

VigLink is still a mystery to me, and I have not made a cent.  I do like being able to use the eBay capsule.

I am still trying to catch their "How-To," but that is only shown on Wednesday at 11 a.m.  It always seems that I've got appointments or something.  Maybe next Wednesday, things will mesh for me.

Amazon is where I get the clicks, but haven't sold anything.  Yet.

 

lobobrandon
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on 12/05/2012

Last month was one of my best on Amazon and I almost made it to the 7% tier thanks to Wizzley (gave me a few good sales) most were from HP though as those articles are more mature and get more traffic. What took me almost a year to achieve there happened within a few months here. Learning new stuff each day - creating my very own website atm. 


Check out my blog SEO for Dummies
Kangaroo_Jase
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on 12/05/2012

I bought and read that ebook. It is a literal walk-through of how to sign up to the site and publish your first Wizzle. Yes there is a sign up link at the end.

The format of the ebook is similar to the learning center entries on Hubpages. The ebook is useful for someone who has never used content revenue sharing sites before and explains all the different modules, but there is nothing new there for seasoned writers or us writers whom already use may content sharing sites, blogs, article sites, own websites etc.

Jerrico_Usher
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on 12/05/2012

That guy has some nerve charging people to sign up :( I know he explains how to use modules and such but you can learn that here or in the help files, tutorials, etc... so essentially he's selling wizzley's help page for .99 and gets a sign up when someone clicks into the site... sounds a bit sneaky to me, if your gonna sell something sell something unique and useful... does it have links to embedded videos or something? I'd feel ripped off even at 1.00 with that... now I want to see that book, I may just get jacked afterall... curiosity is an expensive companion at times :)


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Kangaroo_Jase
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on 12/05/2012

Youd be surprised Jerrico, at how often people don't read the relevant subject matter on learning the ropes to use a site. I see it all the time as posted questions on forums on other sites.

There is four links in the ebook and one is a sign up link.

People who are new to writing articles or attempting to become affiliate sellers of products are generally unsure how to go about getting the information they need to learn. Almost every newbie I have psoken to, does not think to learn the ropes by reading the about pages or help sections on sites. It would have been fantastic if I knew about ebooks four years ago. I would be in a much better, more informed, more educated position than I am now. Would have cut out about two years of writing and writing and promoting for me as well.

The ebook is simply at at an audience that knows almost 'nothing' about affiliate marketing and writing articles.

 

Oh side note Jerrico: the book is writeen by Jill Gains, never known a male to be called Jill :)

Jerrico_Usher
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on 12/05/2012

lol I use "guy" loosely sometimes :) I didn't even think about the gender of the writer :0) 


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Sheri_Oz
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on 12/05/2012

Jerrico - I second (or third, Katie seconded) your suggestion here that people concentrate on one form of monetizing and gain some proficiency at it before going on to learn other options.

Just to give an academic foundation to what you are saying - I am an expert in sex trauma therapy and was horrified when I saw training programmes that purported to train people to become "experts" in my field so I did research and wrote an academic paper on just what "expertise" is in the field of child sexual abuse and psychotherapy.

Regardless of the field, it takes about 10 years of almost exclusive concentration on a particular field to develop expertise. What IS expertise: The ability to function well in a field, not by following the roles as beginners learn to do, but by having an internalized systemic understanding of the particular field that can only come from years of experience and practice. It gets to the point where the expert functions seemingly intuitively, is usually correct in his/her decisions while often not able to explain why he/she does what he/she does (for that you need an expert teacher).

This has been measured and found to apply to various unrelated fields: chess, sports, physiotherapy, medicine, and more. I'm sure it would prove to apply to marketing and online writing as well.

So thanks for the pointer, Jerrico. I needed this reminder to focus and not spread myself too thin too early.


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