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I have tried the old fashioned methods of web rings and I have gone through all of the can’t miss super affiliate long sales letter “Systems” for building links and page rank and ultimately traffic and I know there are very few easy or free ways to build up traffic to a site besides old fashioned content generation (some say free – I say valuable) and a well placed and yes – monetized link building plan.
Obviously I am talking about affiliate marketing here… Some make hundreds of dollars a month with affiliate marketing, while others make millions per year. If you are an affiliate, you are familiar with eBay in a different way than most merchants.
Vzaar is an easy to use, easy to utilize and effective video embed marketing tool. A tool that allows the merchant the ability to keep his/her viewer interested in in his or her product and not go wandering off into the video surfing darkness.
Vzaar is cost effective, easy to setup and allows eBay sellers to embed videos in hundreds of live eBay listings with a click of a button.
Vzaar is worth a try – take a look at the videos in the sidebar here on the Trading Assistant Journal to see how people use Vzaar to sell Guitars or to see how easy it is to setup. What have you got to lose when the initial cost is zero and the upside is you could start engaging your customers like never before!
Twitter is now mainstream and big time, if you have not heard of Twitter yet you must have been hiding in some deep dark cavern. Oprah Winfry, Regis Philbin and Ellen DeGeneris are all talking about Twitter. Nearly every local television news department in the USA has a dedicated Twitter specialist and all your friends with iPhones or Blackberrys are using it, but what the heck is it and how does it help your life or business?
Bonanzle is a very interesting and ever expanding marketplace that has piqued mine and several thousand other peoples interest. The entire massive and ever expanding groundswell of acceptance has not come from 50 people repeating the same comments (something I have a problem with – please be original BAC members i.e. paraphrase your comments please) on several blogs. The interest has come both from within and from outside the community. The BAC members are simply reaching outside the site to make the site known to those who have never been exposed. From there the decision is completely in the consumers hands, try Bonanzle or not – it is up to the potential member. The BAC does nothing to trick or deceive people into trying the site.
In my view, using the power of content and information in a small business is the new marketing plan. Inform, entertain, teach, share and contribute. Your customers want to know they can trust you, your customers will go where they can find out more information about your products. If you do not have a place for them to find that information, your customers will go elsewhere.
I have not seen how it works, but apparently ITS’s VINterchange system has the capability of automatically populating eBay listings with all of the OEM parts information needed to sell these parts to the public in a fast and efficient manner. This could revolutionize the used auto parts industry on eBay motors.
I question why sites who want to tackle the giant of eBay when it has shown its weaknesses have not utilized this simple method of attracting new users and visitors. Affiliate Marketing.
If your interested in reading Timothy’s report and learning more about what its like to check out Affiliate Summit from a new attendee perspective, please follow this link to the ibusinesslogic.com/blog
After recent announcements of a change in the payment structure for eBay affiliates and reports of discrepancies in reporting by the Partner Network to its affiliates, it appears the initial switch away from Commission Junction may not be the best move for eBay or its sellers.
Producing video today is much easier and faster than ever before. The only thing slowing most marketers down is creativity. I am not saying everyone should sell blenders and create videos of them pulverizing inanimate objects into dust. Yet I am suggesting it is this type of creative and somewhat irreverent thinking which makes good marketers. Video is just the tool, creativity is the gift.
What is a well crafted press release and how does a entrepreneur or small business owner create one?
While doing my Guest Host spot do a recent eBay & Beyond Basics to Business live Internet talk radio show, I had extolled the virtues of using mediums like You Tube and Flickr video to promote businesses, products and services. This is an example of just how it can be done and the reason to do it…
How can you use You Tube for your branding and business needs?
Now EBay is trying to become the CIA of Social marketing – Only accepting information from outside sources yet not sharing any of its own. This will be perceived for what it truly is, a very large mistake.
eBay is making changes The recent changes in eBay have been well documented and yet more are sure to be announced in the coming months. These changes could be positive for the eBay community as a whole (removing under performing sellers) but some sellers on the site are bound to be looking for other options. […]
Would eBay be justified in closing down digital delivery because of the actions of these very few sellers who gamed a system…which in the end had no connection at all to digital delivery other than the fact that it was the category they happened to sell in?
Stop by and encourage Karen in her blogging adventure, and if you are a seller involved in the Rummage Sale on OLA, why not follow Karen’s lead? Start your own blog… show people what you sell, tell them why you sell what you sell, and where they can find your products.
After posting my most recent article about eBay North American GM Stephanie Tilenius and her answers to my Digital Download questions at Catalyst 2008… I wanted to be sure I was not too harsh and had presented the case from a sellers perspective fairly. I am not an eBay basher and would prefer to work […]
Jay Berkowitz of the Ten Golden Rules Will be a featured speaker at eBay Live 2008! Jay is scheduled currently to speak just following eBay CEO John Donahoe and should be a big hit with his Ten Golden Rules of Internet Marketing presentation. I know that many of the attendees of the RocketPlace.com conference were […]
RocketPlace 2008 at Disney (Formerly TAWC – The As Was Conference) ended with a real bang! Jay Berkowitz of The Ten Golden Rules podcast and his Internet marketing consulting firm in Boca Raton, Florida simply wowed everyone with his keynote speech. As you may, or may not be aware, Jay is an expert on emerging […]
Press releases have been used by marking agencies and advertising firms for eons but they are no longer the tool of high powered and expensive marketing gurus. You can use online press release outlets like PR Web and Express Press Release to get your marketing message online and possibly picked up by your local […]
Today we will be discussing one particularly interesting method of having an off eBay website which will not simply promote your brand and your eBay items but also will pay you back and run on autopilot.
If you were to try and source a product to sell on eBay, what would you look for? Something you know? Something you can buy cheap? Items at a garage sale? Merchandise imported by container full from china with questionable branding and associated return nightmares? Seriously, these are a few of the numerous opinions offered […]
The New York Times Learns about Information Marketing on eBay Now – How can your company Benefit from Information Marketing? The NY Times article by David Gallagher, quoted below is an interesting tale about the sale of a public-domain information product by a information marketing niche eBay seller to a NY Times Journalist. The story is more than […]
Pardon us for a moment while we play “Devils Advocate” to explain the reasons why some of these 11 most commonly suggested methods for making money on eBay, are impractical or more accurately, are methods destined for failure. If your goal is to start an eBay based business you should read this article. The best […]
When we sign up as sellers on the service known as eBay, what is it we are buying? As sellers we are buying access to millions of Internet savvy consumers actively searching and looking to make a purchase of some kind… In addition, we are buying access to the information and systems developed by eBay to sell our products […]
Can anyone clean up on eBay? If you sell collectibles like this Hummel – You could If you find a niche you enjoy – You might But if you’re a brick and mortar business already – you will! Brick and mortar retailers, wholesalers, distributors and manufacturers need to be aware that they already have 90% […]
Ball_Buddies_Trailer_Hitch_Covers_017.jpg Originally uploaded by All Business Auctions No, I am not being rude! These are Ball Buddies! A trademarked promotional product invented and invested in by a client of ours. Ball Buddies are unique trailer hitch covers which have been pre-set up to accept pad printed promotional advertising. My client (a retired mother) had the […]