Follow That Guru

Written by Lavonda Thigpen

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There are many Gurus’ out there, and what’s right for one person, may not be right forrepparttar other.

What you need to do first is to figure out exactly what you want to do to make money. Then research it. Go torepparttar 148962 library and read up on that Niche (a topic that you are passionate about, know a lot about, and that other people want to learn about). After all, that’s whatrepparttar 148963 Internet is all about. INFORMATION!

Once you’ve done that, find someone whom you respect and trust, and listen to and follow their advice. Don’t be afraid to ask questions either. Most ofrepparttar 148964 Gurus will help you anyway they can. But don’t ask them to tell you all of their “little secrets”, cause that’ll be like “getting blood from a turnip”; it ain’t gonna happen!!

Questions like, “How did you get started”, or “How can I get more traffic”, will have no problem getting an answer. Ask about some of their strategies and tactics. Buy their courses, if they have one to offer, and study it over and over. They will put “little hints” in there, andrepparttar 148965 more you readrepparttar 148966 easier it will be to spot them.

OK now, don’t go out and hunt down every Guru you can find and ask them to be your mentor. Just find 1 or 2 and learn all you can about them. Read whatever you can and then put a little of his and a little of hers together to make your own. If you choose more than 2, you’ll be right back where you were to start with. With a “duh” look on your face.

This can save lots of time on your part, avoids confusion, and gives you a good place to start.

Once your “creative juices” start flowing, there’s no idea what you might come up with. Be creative; don’t just follow them step by step. Add some of “YOU” in there with it. You might be surprised as to what turns up.

I ended up owning my own website, geared toward people who want to own their own home based business.

©2005 Lavonda Thigpen, All Rights Reserved

I am the owner of a Work at Home Resource Directory that provides information, links, articles, products and tools for anyone wanting to start a Home Based Business. For almost 15 years I worked in the Corporate World of Advertising spending 10 to 14 hours a day in the office as my family got the short end of the stick. So I "fired my boss" and "hired my family" and never looked back.

Five Ways to Increase Your Affiliate Sales

Written by John Purdy

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4. Create a free newsletter or ezine

Submit your newsletter torepparttar ezine directories and promote it on your website. Keep in mind that most subscribers are interested in receiving “information” that can help them. If you use your mailing list solely for selling, you will never gain credibility and will end up with a high unsubscribe rate. After you’ve developed a relationship andrepparttar 148961 trust of your subscribers, you can then recommendrepparttar 148962 products you are promoting

5. Create a free ebook

As part of your ebook, include an advertisement and a link to your affiliate website. The ebook can be given away free or used as an incentive to sign up for your newsletter. Submit your ebook torepparttar 148963 ebook directories and offer it to other webmasters for inclusion on their website. The more exposure your ebook receives,repparttar 148964 more sales you can make.

By usingrepparttar 148965 techniques outlined above and always striving to become an “expert” onrepparttar 148966 products you promote, you are sure to see an increase in your affiliate sales resulting in higher commission payments.

John Purdy is an affiliate marketer and operates his own internet home business. For access to free affiliate programs, work at home opportunities and other resources on the home business industry, visit his website at:

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