Infographics Rock!

Infographics, stumbling on it, will make you stick with it in a considerable time. The medium is eye-catching, flowing and compelling. Take a look at this one. For sure you know what I mean after you clicked that link. Infographic contains the author’s whole content ideas and perspective presented in a visually masterful image. Inside it, are information, data sets, graphs, numbers and more, interlinked together to produce a story in one single fantastic image.

For readers, infographic is a great way of saving time in consuming valuable contents. Also it is presented in a non boring easy to understand post. If you let your audience to choose between a 2,000 word article and a one image infographic post  to represent a certain content. We all knew what will be their choice.

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For content creators and businesses, infographic is an effective way of producing high shareability rate articles. It will result on more virality and attracts good traffic too. Publishing more valuable infographics will result for more authority scale for that particular brand owning it. SEO and  social media campaigns of the companies are also main benefactors.

Here’s a great collection of social media infographics from Social Media Marketing Tips and Tricks. It’s a win-win for both audience and content creators. Infographics are here to stay. Any thoughts my good buddies? 🙂

Blog Influencers

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Thinking of earning online? There are tons out there. One surefire online good earners are those people behind establish blog sites. They earn in different way and style. It’s been more than a month now since I started to blog, there are sites that I consider I’m most exposed with. I’m calling them, my early influencers. Here they are in alphabetical orders.

1. BASICBLOGTIPS of Ileane Smith. Most of the times when I’m searching something about blogging, her site always popping up. It seems, Ileane is everywhere :). She is having a good job with her SEO thing for sure. The story how she got her site’s logo is very inspiring for new aspiring graphic designer. She looks very approachable for an expert, I’ll get in touch with you soon Ileane. 🙂

2. guide&news of Ehsan Ullah. I came across Ehsan’s article a week before I posted my first article, at that time Ehsan’s articles sinked in to me quickly. His articles are very simply put, direct and very easy to understand for people like me who are starting to blog. And I found out, he is an 18-year-old kid from Afghanistan. Wow!

3. Jonathan Payne of My Social Game Plan. Being in contact with this guy now, I learned the importance of having a network inside blogger communities. Jonathan values the power of guest posting with other blog sites.

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Neil Patel (Image via CrunchBase)

4. KISSmetrics of Neil Patel. He is earning from his software products, projected in the blog smartly. I could say, his personality weighs more than his blog when I read his one article denouncing bloggers on frenzy buying of luxurious cars from their enormous blog income.

5. PROBLOGGER of Darren Rowse. I like his quote on his about page, “One Step At A Time”. His blog is all over the search engine if you’re researching about blogging world. As I read his story, it inspires me more to keep doing the blog thing.

6. Social Media Examiner of Michael Stelzner. Click it and you will be glued to his site and be counted to his more than 600,000 monthly visitors. Considered as the top blog in small business category of Technorati. His blog is very rich in content. Know his thoughts from his popular books: Book 1 and Book 2.

It’s safe to say that $10,000 a month income is chicken 🙂 for them. And there are more of them out there. We will meet them soon as we continue our journey. How about you, who are your early influencers?

HootSuite Can Manage Most Of Your Social Media Accounts

Do you have more than two facebook acounts? How about twitter, google+, linkedin, foursquare, wordpress or myspace accounts? If you have now five or more social media accounts and logging it all at the same time to check all contents of each account, then it will be tedious work for you. You will be bombarded by notifications at all sides until you drop. Tiredness and ineffectiveness sinks in.

There are many apps available to help us on this problem. One very helpful app I used recently is the Hootsuite. Using it for a week now, it assisted me in managing my different social media accounts in one setting.

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Now, I don’t need to open all my social media account in different log-ins. I just need to sign-in my Hootsuite account. Voila! I see all my different social media accounts and manage from it!

Inside Hootsuite, we can see all our activities in facebook, twitter, google+, linked and others. News feed, wall posts, blogs feed, sent blog posts, home feed, mentions, direct messages, sent tweets and more can all be monitored at the same time. We can even send posts and tweets.

And here’s what I like most so far, I can schedule all my posts and tweets on my desired time! I can set the posting of my contents after an hour, 4 hours, a day or more. It’s up to you when to schedule the posting of your contents.

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Try it now. It’s a huge help in managing your social media undertakings and it’s FREE! You can update later on for premium paid features if needed. If you’re using other useful apps like this, please feel free to share. What it is buddy? 🙂

Have fun and productive social media activities to all.

Affiliate Marketing Can Put Some Money In YOU

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It will be a $4.5 billion US industry in 2016 according to Forrester! And we are talking of US market alone. This year, it’s a $2.5 billion in the US and £5bn in UK. For sure, it catches you. That’s industry is called Affiliate Marketing.

A normal person, whose routine is spending most of his time in social media (facebook, twitter, & others), may ask: So what? What’s in it for me? But for people who are in internet marketing or people who are searching for options to earn online, this report is worth considering.

Some popular internet marketers known in the industry are: Tricia Meyer, a working mom who started in a group forum for mothers now earning six figures income from zero. Pat Grady “Donuts”, I just listened an interview podcast of him, mentioning he is spending $80,000 a month on his online stuff (PPC) but encountered a client spending $6,000 a day of the same stuff. Rae Sugarrae Hoffman , a prominent woman in the industry where her career started in the creation of an online support group for parents to children with a similar health condition of her first newborn child having a major infant stroke on both side of the brain.

And how about this? From unemployment (fired at many jobs) to eight figures income, the founder of Shoemoney Media, Mr. Jeremy Schoemaker. Also he was famous for “AdSense check for nearly $133,000 in 2005”. I want to get inspired by his autobiography newly published book “Nothing’s Changed But My Change: The Shoemoney Story“.

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And there are more excellent affiliate marketers you can meet online.

So, what is Affiliate Marketing then? To simply put, it’s a method of earning money in the internet by having commissions on the sale of products or services being you, making the promotions and recommendations. For additional understanding on affiliate marketing, I put a link on my other post about it.

Right now, the most popular affiliate programs I want to share with you are Amazon, Clickbank and Commission Junction. I did already registered in Amazon and Commission Junction. I posted my first affiliate link here on this post. There are thousands of affiliate programs to be tapped but I will focus first all my efforts and try to earn my experience on these 3 programs.

I’m starting in Amazon now. How about you, what affiliate programs you’re getting into?

Monetize Blog: Newbie’s Plan

Looking at my previous post, finally I made up my mind :). I’m going to continue this free hosted blog and will open soon a new blog in WordPress.org platform for easy monetizing (a process where you can earn using your blog site, as I understand it) options.

After launching the new blog, the initial plan towards monetizing it are the following:
1. Do research on what will be the best steps towards Affiliate Marketing.
2. Consider the different options of Google AdSense.
3. Sell a Video Communication System package.

These are my initial how to do list after launching my new blog. Of course sharing valuable contents is the top most priority. Driving traffic on the site is another required thing to tackle.

The 3 lists above are negligible on the limitless options on how we can earn in the internet. So, how about you? How are you earning online? Don’t be shy or don’t be greedy 🙂 to share buddy.

It’s our Day 26 on this blog. Let’s continue the journey. Stay tuned for my upcoming blog in WordPress.org platform.