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Fast Track Your Business With Outsourcing

Affiliate Marketers Super Bootcamp 2012 Session 10 -Fast Track Your Business With Outsourcing Part 1 of 2

James Martell's Affiliate Marketers Bootcamp 2012
All the work that you have put into James Martell’s Affiliate Marketers SUPER BootCamp 2012 is going to pay big dividends when you see how to use this preparation in Session 10 Fast Track Your Business With Outsourcing Part 1 of 2.
Fast Track Your Business With Outsourcing
As is James Martell’s style of teaching, he starts this session with a review of Pulling It All Together Part 1 of 2 and Pulling It All Together Part 2 of 2. He is always very encouraging and understanding if everyone is not quite up to speed. He understands that people learn at different rates and that they have pressures that may keep them from spending the time needed to fulfill each session. As I have mentioned before the wonderful thing about any of James Martell’s courses is that he videos them, provides transcripts of them, and records them. This allows his students to work at their own pace.

He begins Session 10 -Fast Track Your Business With Outsourcing Part 1 of 2 by having the students open their copies of their Master Site Plans. He then gives a history of how he moved from hiring local writers and graphic artist to finding them online. He gives an example of how time and cost saving this step was.

He is a firm believer in having his followers figure out what they do best and then outsourcing all the other tasks. He discusses the costs of doing this. He goes over how to present your project to an outsourcer. He then talks about how you can protect yourself against inferior work. He gives tips on picking contractors and negotiating price. He outlines your responsibilities to your providers.
Fast Track Your Business With Outsourcing
James Martell is a big believer in using Elance to find suitable contractors. Other places to look for help are sites like oDesk, guru.com, fiverr.com, and vWorker.

The remainder of Fast Track Your Business With Outsourcing Part 1 of 2 was a tour through the Elance system. During this tour the students were able to see how valuable their prior planning and preparation was. It quickly became a cut and paste process to place an order for a project.

James Martell concluded James Martell’s Affiliate Marketers SUPER BootCamp 2012 Session 10 with explaining his 15 Minute Rule – learn it and carve it in stone. The next session will be –

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Keywords Are the Building Blocks

Affiliate Marketers Super Bootcamp 2012 Session 7
Keywords Are the Building Blocks

James Martell's Affiliate Marketers Bootcamp 2012

In session 7 of James Martell’s Affiliate Marketers SUPER BootCamp 2012, the topic is Keywords Are the Building Blocks. This is a subject after my own heart. Because there has been a dramatic shift from keyword stuffing to writing in a more natural way, it appears that keywords are often neglected. In this session not only does James give you a full hour tutorial but he also provides two supplementary videos on the subject of researching keywords.

As in all other sessions he starts with a quick review of what has gone before. He then moves into this session of the Affiliate Marketers Super Bootcamp 2012. To understand how keywords are necessary he covers the following:

  • How the Google Search Engine Works
  • Identifying the Pages to Develop Your Website
  • How to Complete Your Keyword Research
  • How to Complete Your Optimization Worksheets

Affiliate Marketers Super Bootcamp 2012
James Martell starts session 7 of the Affiliate Marketers SUPER BootCamp 2012 by giving a history of search engines and how they have evolved over time. He then went on to discuss Google’s beginnings and where they are now.

The next part of this week’s course was to identify the pages that are necessary to have a complete website. One of the great tools from this session is the Optimization Worksheets for every page for your site. These worksheets have every thing you need to construct a complete page. Another example of how James Martell goes that extra mile for you.
Keywords Are the Building Blocks
Included in this unit were two extra videos – How to Identify Your Primary Keyword and How to Identify Your Tier 1 Secondary Keywords. In the first video he gave a complete tour of how he uses Google External Keyword Tool. In the second one he expanded on how to take your keyword research to a deeper level. He has a bit of a different take on this than many other online marketers.

If you follow all the steps in session 7 of the James Martell’s Affiliate Marketers SUPER BootCamp 2012, you should be able to step up a 14 page website. Join James Martell and pull it all together in the next session.

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James Martell and His Support

Help From James Martell’s Membership Site

James Martell's Affiliate Marketers Bootcamp 2012
For the last several weeks I have been reviewing James Martell’s new course Affiliate Marketers Super Bootcamp 2012 and I will continue to do so. Before I post about the next session of his new course I wanted to take a moment to talk about the support that you can get by being a member of James Martell’s site.

Part of the teaching that James Martell offers is to direct you to methods of getting quality backlinks to your site. He has a course that was initially call PAD. These letters stand for Professional Article Distribution. Now this method is not how to submit articles to every article directory that you can find. Rather the idea with this system is to place articles on other high quality websites with a link back to your website. Over time the exact method of how you should do this has changed and James Martell now teaches a different idea than his initial course. Just like everything else in online marketing this method has evolved.
James Martell and His Support
Since I first took James Martell’s course, I have been a member of his site. I have probably not taken full advantage of it; but there are so many courses available to anyone who is a member it is well worth the monthly cost.

Recently it turned out to be more than worth the cost of monthly membership. I have been working very hard to establish backlinks to my sites. I thought that I was following the plan exactly but I ran into a snag. Although I thought I was on the right track of having a master article written then having it rewritten into several original version of the theme. Once I had these articles in hand I then went looking for suitable sites on which to have them published. I have had reasonable success with this method.

However on more than one occasion I ran into rejections because the Webmaster felt they were duplicate articles. Now this embarrassed me greatly and I felt it tarnished my reputation. I posted this problem in the forum on James Martell’s site and was thrilled and somewhat surprised to have two of the moderators offer me help. They both very quickly said send me some copies of your articles and we will evaluate them for you. Their input has been invaluable to me! They also posted their opinion on the site and I think it will help others to learn from my mistakes.

I wanted to share this with the followers of this blog as I have been promoting James Martell’s Affiliate Marketers SUPER BootCamp 2012 and I wanted readers to know that you get so much more than just a course from James Martell.

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Developing Your Website Blueprint Part 2 of 2

Affiliate Marketers Super Bootcamp 2012 Session 6 -Developing Your Website Blueprint Part 2 of 2

James Martell's Affiliate Marketers Bootcamp 2012

In session 6 Developing Your Website Blueprint Part 2 of 2 of James Martell’s Affiliate Marketers SUPER BootCamp 2012, he continues to guide his students through the beginning steps of getting your website organized. For some people this might seem a bit tedious but if you get this part right, all the rest will fall into place .

In this session he goes over the following:
Developing Your Website Blueprint Part 2 of 2 of James Martell’s Affiliate Marketers Super Bootcamp 2012

  • WordPress.org
  • Grab Site Detail Page
  • Open a Google Document
  • Make a List of Required Plugins
  • Develop Your Own Site Detail Page
  • Go To Bluehost360.com
  • Search, Search, Search, Some More
  • Purchase Your Domain Name
  • Go to StudioPress360.com
  • Purchase Your Domain

As always James spends a little time at the beginning doing a quick review of the previous session Developing Your Website Blueprint Part 1 of 2. He always feels that his students should take small steps to achieve a larger goal. I think also he can gage the effectiveness of the course by finding out where everyone is as they go along.

In session 6 Developing Your Website Blueprint Part 2 of 2 he starts off by explaining the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org and why you should be using WordPress.org to build your site. When I took his Affiliate Marketers Super Bootcamp he was promoting Drupal as the content marketing system. Now Drupal is a wonderful content management system but you have to be quite technically savvy to manage it. I can honestly say I was never able to figure it out. Ultimately with reasonable amounts of pain and frustration I had my site transferred to a WordPress.org system.

From there James reviews the 17 most favorite plugins that they use on their sites. This part is interesting but as he cautions don’t over load your site with too many plugins that you don’t need. I think that once you are up and running you can begin to see which ones that you will need. This goes back to your visitor profile and how you want them to be able to use your site combined with the information that you need to get from site.

James Martell has always been very generous in sharing his materials and in this session he shares his Site Detail Page. This is a wonderful resource for outlining what is on the site and where it is. In this area you can begin to identify your site’s required pages and where they should reside on the site. Using this as a template you can then go on to develop your own Site Detail Page. This is one of the homework steps from this session.

From there he moved to picking a domain name. Again in their practice of sharing Arlene Martell came on and talked about the steps she takes when finding a domain name. She and James outlined 10 ideas on how to find good domain names.

The next step was to go to Bluehost360.com and search for the availability of the names you are considering. James has long been a big supporter of Bluehost for registering and hosting domains. In his first session of this course there is a short video of how to use Bluehost. While at Bluehost take your time to search, search, and search some more.


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To wind up this session he introduces the class to the WordPress themes at StudioPress. They are lovely clean themes with loads of functionality.

From this session there is quite a bit of homework assigned but with the final step of session actually buying the domain, students will feel that they are well on their way to actually seeing a site. In the next session of James Martell’s Affiliate Marketers SUPER BootCamp 2012 he will discuss keywords and how to understand them and use them.

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Developing Your Blueprint

Affiliate Marketers Super Bootcamp 2012 Session 5 –Developing Your Blueprint

James Martell's Affiliate Marketers Bootcamp 2012

Carrying on with Affiliate Marketers SUPER BootCamp 2012 , James Martell starts off with a quick review of the two previous sessions – Choosing a Topic and Finding a Niche. He helps define how you can map out what your web site should be about. The great thing about this session as well as the previous ones, you can use this plan for any web site that you have in mind.
Affiliate Marketers SUPER BootCamp 2012 Session 5 –Developing Your Blueprint
A great deal of the focus in Affiliate Marketers SUPER BootCamp 2012 Session 5 –Developing Your Blueprint is centered on your visitor. James helps you to think not about the information that you are dying to create but about what the visitors to your site might be seeking. He discusses whom these visitors might be, what they might be feeling, why are they landing on your site, what are your goals for them. In total he out lines the 8 big questions that you need to answer to aid you in building a visitor profile.

Affiliate Marketers SUPER BootCamp 2012 Session 5 –Developing Your BlueprintJames teaches some interesting avenues that you can use to help answer these 8 questions and to develop whom the visitor to your site might be. After spending some time “digging in” to these resources you will know who your visitor might be and how you should build your web site to appeal to them. James uses Arlene’s process as an example that can be followed carefully for any niche.

For success this is probably the most important step in planning your web site. If the visitor is not able to find a solution to their needs they will immediately leave your site and chances are they will not return. Far too often when a new website is being developed too much emphasis is placed on the graphics and design and not enough on are you solving a problem.

This process will allow you to set goals for both your visitor and for site. In the next session of the Affiliate Marketers SUPER BootCamp 2012 James Martell spends time discussing the structuring of the actual pages for the site.

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Picking Your Niche

Affiliate Marketer’s Bootcamp 2012 Session 4 – Choosing a Topic That is Right for You!

James Martell's Affiliate Marketers Bootcamp 2012
As James Martell’s Affiliate Marketers SUPER BootCamp 2012 proceeds into session 4, he continues the discussion on finding a topic that is right for you. He starts by reviewing the previous lesson and this quickly gets everyone on the same page.

In this session he has everyone get out the list they created when following his directions from Choosing a Topic Part 1. He helps everyone sort through their lists and to explore several topics. James goes on to discuss how to pick 4 to 6 ideas that would be suitable for you to tackle. The next step is to compile some data on these topics.

In Affiliate Marketers SUPER BootCamp 2012 session 4, James Martell goes through what exactly is affiliate marketing, what are its advantages, what is an affiliate network, and how to choose a relationship with one of these networks.

From these ideas he instructs on how to mine the list by finding advertisers, checking price points, commission being paid, cookie duration, conversion rate, and is an affiliate manager assigned. Arlene Martell comes on to discuss how she evaluates each of these factors.

Then why you should go back to Google and what you can find there. In this section he reviews several merchant sites and what characteristics are needed to help you convert.

After you have followed James’s suggestions he directs you on how you can pick your best 3 niches.

Because Choosing a Topic That is Right for You is so important to your success you don’t want to miss Affiliate Marketers SUPER BootCamp 2012 Session 4.

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Affiliate Marketers Bootcamp

Review of the Affiliate Marketers Bootcamp

James Martell's Affiliate Marketers Bootcamp 2012

Affiliate Marketers SUPER BootCamp 2012 has just begun. Ten year’s after Jams Martell launched his first Affiliate Marketers Bootcamp, he has completely revamped the course. For those of you who follow this journal of a senior learning Internet marketing you will know that I started with James Martell’s Affiliate Marketers Bootcamp 2008.

Knowing absolutely nothing about Internet marketing his was the first course that I took. I think that I have been quite frank in stating that with hind sight I am not sure that was the best starting point for me. However it has made me a complete fan of both James and Arlene Martell. They give freely and wholly of themselves to help Internet marketers.

The Affiliate Marketers SUPER BootCamp 2012 is just beginning so if you think that it is for you, it is not too late to register. It is being offered at a mere $47.00U.S. per month, making it affordable for everyone. This amount offers so much more and we will discuss what the other benefits are later.
Affiliate Marketers Bootcamp

Who Is Affiliate Marketers Bootcamp 2012 Aimed At!

This course is a great way for anyone who is interested in Internet affiliate marketing. Because James teaching style is so inclusive and uses what he calls “baby steps” it is easy to follow. This makes a good starting point, while at the same time helping those who have existing businesses to online success.

For many affiliate marketers who have started and now find themselves a bit stuck in a rut this course will help to get them back on track.

What the Course Covers

Since this course is aimed at a large range of “newbies” and experienced marketers, it starts right at the beginning and proceeds through to a complete website construction. It is a twelve week course that begins with a “meet and greet”. After the first session, James uses the second session to spend time going over the 12 steps necessary to getting organized. It covers such things as:

  1. Shopping for Supplies
  2. Setting up a Google Account
  3. An Internet Start Page
  4. Establishing a Business Address
  5. Hosting
  6. User Name and Passwords
  7. Form Filling Service
  8. Outsourcing
  9. Up Dating your Browser
  10. Affiliate Organizer
  11. FTP Client
  12. Mind Set

Affiliate Marketers Bootcamp
For Internet marketers who have been doing this for a while this may seem like very basic information. I can tell you from experience if you are very new this is all very valuable. If you follow this direction you will be ready to start taking in the real meat of the Affiliate Marketers SUPER BootCamp 2012

What is Next

After you have digested and put into place both the physical and online tools, you will be ready to tackle next week’s session – “How to find a Topic that Is Right for You.

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Backlinking Tips

As a senior learning Internet marketing one of the hardest task for me has been the finding of effective ways to build Backlinks. This past week I was once again reminded of the need for this when I was reading Five Backlinking Strategies You Shouldn’t Waste Your Time With In 2012 by Robert Jones (nickname kezanari). I direct your attentin to this post as there are many great ideas in this article and in the comments that have been made.

As followers of this blog you will know that I am an advocate of James Martell of Affiliate Marketers SUPER BootCamp fame. He was recently at Affiliate Summit in Las Vegas and returned with some words of wisdom from Matt Cutts. Matt was quoted as saying things like “I’m not a big fan of article marketing”, “article directories are low-value sites with duplicate, poorly written content that does not add value to the Net”, “I’d lean away from it”. In the above article, kezanari feels that doing mass submission of articles is a pure waste of time. Although there are a number of companies offering services to submit your articles to thousands of sites it appears that this is not the way to go.

The whole idea is to add useful content that visitors will want to read. By adding unique, quality information to the web Google will index your article and the Backlinks in these articles have a better chance of being clicked upon. Plus this will add to the value of your web page that you are hoping to get ranked.

I also took kezanari’s advice and read 18 Link Building Techniques by Ben Jackson on Mitz’s Website. I urge you to read this very insightful article. I for one was surprised to see that ezinearticles.com was still showing a page rank of 6. After the Panda slap I had completely given up on using this site. There are many useful resources in this article. Like others Ben recommends that you pick one method and master it. He also emphasizes the need for quality content. He stresses the need to write for visitors to your article rather than producing articles that are only geared for search engines.

With James, kezanari, and Ben all accentuating the idea of quality, unique content, guest posting is going to be one of the best courses of action. Members of James Martell’s Affiliate Marketers SUPER BootCamp course have access to a course on guest posting.

For me, I have started with this idea of doing guest posts. I have found that I have enjoyed an increase in traffic for those pages to which I have linked back with anchor text. For those of us who are striving to be work at home seniors it is very necessary for us to learn as much as we can about the process of Backlinking.

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Methods of Successful Internet Marketers – Part 2

Membership Sites

Not everyone likes membership sites but if the material within these sites is valuable they are well worth joining. Both James Martell and Martin Avis have membership sites. Interestingly they are quite different from one another.

James Martell of the Affiliate Marketers SUPER BootCamp runs a membership site that students of his courses join. This is a wonderful support system where the students can pose their questions and have them answered by both James and other students. Members pop in to share finds and tools that they have found. They discuss various Internet news items such as the Google Panda slap. As members they are eligible to take all the additional courses that James has created at no additional costs. As a method of how successful Internet marketers make money this method gives James an ongoing monthly income.

The video courses that are available to Bootcamp members are:

  • Affiliate Marketers SUPER BootCamp
  • Outsourcing Essentials
  • Site Critiques
  • Facebook How to
  • Conversion Clinic
  • Twitter Tutorials
  • Web Video Workout
  • Drills for Skills
  • Daily Traffic Blueprint
  • Podcasting Profits
  • List Building 101
  • WordPress How to
  • Backlinks Workshop
  • Prebuilt Site Trainings
  • Organizational Strategies
  • Copywriting Basics

As well as the courses there is a schedule of upcoming events. James has question and answer session almost every two weeks where he and students meet in online classroom. This time is used to present new material and to help students with some of their challenges.

A great deal of the site is devoted to the forum where students can post questions, give answers to others, talk about Internet news, and share tips on useful tools. James comes in to help and to also report on new things but the students themselves are very supporting to one another.

The cost of this site is $47.00 per month and is offered to all students of the Affiliate Marketers SUPER BootCamp. The bonus to this is that all other features and courses are free of charge to the members. This means that you can study and follow them at your pace. I have already highly recommended the Affiliate Marketers SUPER BootCamp and once you become one of James Martell’s students you will wonder why you did not do this sooner.

Martin Avis also runs a membership site but his is entirely different. His membership site is a PLR site. Martin and his wife Delia post new PLRKickstart PLR Exclusive Private Label Club is a mere $27.00 per month. As well as the more than useful tools you get 10 articles in 3 different niches. What a bargain!

Review of Products

All three of these successful Internet Marketers review products and tools in their own way. Tiffany Dow a mentioned already picks a product and goes through it step by step. She implements it herself and lets her readers know the pros and the cons of the product. She is extremely frank about what she thinks about these products and usually engages the producers in the process. As a result of her candid approach her followers trust her and she is able to make affiliate income in the process.

James Martell interviews other marketers and in doing so reviews their products. Also in the course of teaching his courses he will recommend or suggest both products and tools. Of all the marketers James Martell is the least in your face trying to sell you products.
Martin Avis reviews products in his biweekly newsletters. He only recommends products that he believes are of high quality.

All three of these marketers create their own products and promote them to their followers.

PodCast

James Martell has the longest running affiliate podcast. It is call the Affiliate Buzz. On this podcast he interviews other marketers, talks about Internet news such as the Google Panda slap, reviews affiliate summits, and shares his ideas.

The great thing about a podcast is that you can play it as you work and if you miss something you can replay it.

Video Marketing

Both James Martell and Tiffany Dow use video presentations as part of their marketing. I for one like the idea of being able to see how things are done. I like the ability to revisit these videos. They have both used YouTube to host their video. Unfortunately for some reason Tiffany had almost all her video’s removed from YouTube. It appears that for some reason the idea of posting videos to show people how to make money online came under fire. The really hard lesson to learn from Tiffany’s experience is to be sure to have backups of this material.

In conclusion these three Marketers – James Martell, Tiffany Dow, and Martin Avis are ethical, honest marketers who are all earning good livings online while helping other people succeed at Internet Marketing.

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How Successful Internet Marketers Make Money- Part 1

As a senior Internet marketer you are wise to try to learn from successful Internet marketers. There are many so called “gurus” who rave about all the money they are making. They indicate that if you just buy their recommended silver bullet you too can live a luxurious life in no time. Is it really so easy? In most cases the answer to this is no.

After chasing down many blind alleys I have settled on just the following three successful Internet marketers. They all some things in common while going about it in different ways. These three marketers are James Martell, Tiffany Dow, and Martin Avis. I will tell you a bit about why they are so successful and how they do it.

The types of methods employed by them are:

  • Courses
  • Blogs
  • Newsletters
  • Podcasts
  • Video lessons
  • Membership sites
  • Reviews
  • PLR

Courses –Sharing and Teaching

Each of these successful people is very generous with their time and their knowledge. They are willing to share with others those methods that have led to their success. In doing so they make money along the way.

James Martell has developed a number of wonderful Internet courses. The major of these sixteen different courses is his Affiliate Marketers SUPER BootCamp. This is a 28 week course held on a weekly bases in a video classroom. In this weekly course James teaches and illustrates the material and students can ask questions. Each of the weekly courses is backed up with written transcripts and videos. I found it more than useful to be able to both read the course material and visually review it. The ability for students to be able to view the material over and over again is a great learning tool. Because many people relate to the written word more than to a visual presentation the transcripts are a bonus not often offered. For me it was definitely a reinforcing part of learning the material. This is where I started and I can highly recommend the Affiliate Marketers SUPER BootCamp.

Once you have taken the Affiliate Marketers SUPER BootCamp and joined James and his followers you will have free access to all his other courses. I cannot begin to tell you all the information that is available in these courses. James and Arlene Martell give of their time constantly. They talk on a personal way and share their family life with everyone. They are a wonderful support system.

Blogging

Tiffany Dow posts a blog on her site daily. She talks about things that she is learning. She answers questions sent to her by followers. She reviews products. She makes announcements about new eBooks or PLR material that she has created. She also responds to the many comments left on her site. Sometimes she presents her material in video form as well as giving a written presentation of it. I like it when she does the video because often I can listen to her and work on something else.

Tiffany allows her followers into her life and talks about her husband, her mother, her children, and her dog. She lets her Internet friends share her ups and downs.

Because she is generous with her knowledge and open about her own trials and errors people trust her. The relationships she builds helps to sell the products she promotes.

Tiffany Dow uses her daily blog to help other marketers solve on going problems they may have. The comment section of her blog allows marketers to pose questions and make suggestions.

As well as the blog Tiffany offers a number of eBook courses that she has written. They are all very through and very reasonably priced.

Newsletters

Martin Avis teaches through his twice weekly newsletter and if you happen to be lucky enough to live in the U.K. he often speaks at Internet educational seminars. Martin has written several eBooks to help Internet marketers while making him an income.

Martin Avis’s twice weekly newsletter is a way to teach, inform, and chat with his Internet Friends. Like James Martell and Tiffany Dow he shares his family life, his health problems, his home improvements and his garden with the subscribers.

The thing that I like about the newsletter is that it is quick to read, informative, and a soft sell. Martin only promotes things in which he believes. If there is nothing of value in a product he says so.

To be continued……..

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