Sunday, September 21, 2008

Returning To My First Blog

Well all its been a while since since I have written anything on this blog. I kind abandoned it. But I will take it up again and give it some life. I am back baby and better than ever.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

News laws affecting New York affiliates

This pass week New York have passed a law that affects all affiliate in the state. For that reason, almost all companies are dropping us like flies. The law states that we are an extension of that company and therefore they are responsible for collecting sales tax on all orders of each affiliate.

I was notified by Shop NBC yesterday that because of the new law they have to drop me. A serious blow to all of us who make a living as an affiliate.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Choosing your market niche

By Mikal E. Belicove: Director, Community & Education - Doba

If you and I were to decide to go into business together, and we chose to open up a brick and mortar store on Main Street, there's no way we'd sign an 18-month lease, order display furnishings, install carpet, hook up a phone line, and hire employees without first knowing what we're going to sell. Yet, online retailers--or, more accurately, casual sellers who want to become successful online retailers--do it every day.

Without giving much thought to a company name, product line, or business or marketing plan, new online sellers sign up for services like Doba, work with a third-party vendor to build a webstore, and only then get around to asking, "Hey, what should I sell?" They head to eBay, see what is selling, and then decide to sell the same products--usually consumer electronics--for slightly less than the competition. They end up being disappointed, mainly because their profit margins are so low.

The problem is that...

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The Benefits of Tax ID Numbers and How to Get One

By Mikal E. Belicove, Director - Community & Education, Doba

The IRS doesn't require certain small businesses to have a TIN (Tax Identification Number), but more and more businesses, some of which you may want to do business with, require a TIN.

What is a TIN or EIN?

A TIN is like an SSN (Social Security Number) for businesses. It identifies your business entity to the IRS and to any businesses or individuals who may want to do business with you. Like an SSN, a TIN is nine digits, but the nine digits are arranged a little differently. Instead of appearing as 000-00-0000, a TIN appears as 00-0000000.

The IRS officially refers to the TIN as the EIN (short for Employee Identification Number), because the number was originally intended and is still primarily used by companies who must process payroll taxes for employees. The number is usually referred to as a TIN when used to identify a business and as an EIN when used to report employment taxes, but TIN and EIN are just different names for the same thing.

Do I need a TIN?

Depending on how you've structured your business and whether you have employees on your payroll...Read More

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Affiliate Marketing Networks

Hello again and welcome to my blog created especially to help filter out the mystery about Internet Marketing. I will try again to give you the most up to date info about this amazing field. Today, I want to tell you a little about Affiliates. what it is! how to become one and where to join as a affiliate. I know that in earlier post I mention a little about this topic but today I will give you a product link that you can join for free as a affiliate click here.

Get Affiliated
You can become an affiliate with almost any company who offers affiliation to individuals who have a website, or a blog just like the one your on now. When you visit a companies website look at the bottom of their page and look for Affiliate, Affiliate program etc. Just click on it and follow their instructions. Some companies will automatically approve after you finish filling out the required forms. For
individuals who live in the USA have to input their SS# for tax purpose. Don't get scared about giving out your SS#. These companies are well equipped with security.

For individuals outside the USA they will tell you what to put for your country. The process is very quick and simple. After you finish applying and you get either auto approve or waiting approval be prepare to get a full list of companies to promote. Be ready for some setback and disappointments. I mean that some will outright turn you down. But do not worry or upset, you can always reply in a month or so. And most of all Their are thousands of companies just waiting for you to partner with them.

Getting Approval and Get your codes
Now the fun begins here! After you get approval they will give you html codes that represents banners, text of all different size to put into your website or to use which ever way you plan to promote their product. Please be careful and read their policy for Affiliates. It is very important that you do this because you don't want to get dropped because you did something that the company turns its nose at. Like Spamming This is a big no no!!

At lot of companies use a brokerage company to get the word out as well. If you click on a affiliation link and it takes you to another website and probably give you a message about who they using for affiliate programs that company is who you will sign up with. Let say you don't want to be an affiliate but you have a product to sell, you can still sign up with them as a advertiser.

Highly Recommended Affiliate Networks
This list of companies are highly recommended. Top companies are listed with them and you will not run out of promotion tools to start your champagne. People pay a lot of money to get access to these companies. I paid big bucks for them too but you will get them here free of charge. Here they are......below!
Commission Junction
I almost forgot a very important message about these networks, They are all FREE to join!

I wish you much success and good luck!!