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Jay Neill

Jay is the founder of Affiliate Resources, Inc. and a full time online marketing consultant who helps people get started in the world of affiliate marketing via live weekly training sessions. Read more about how Jay helps people get started online.
Can You Make Money with YouTube Super Chat?

Can You Make Money with YouTube Super Chat?

There are several unique ways to earn an income from an online business, and it seems like there are new strategies introduced almost daily. One of the most recent is by taking advantage of a new product from YouTube called YouTube Super Chat.

In this article we’re going to take a look at this new platform and see if it’s a good strategy for earning money both now and in the future.

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3 Fast Ways to Increase Your Traffic

One of the biggest hurdles that many online business owners have is getting quality targeted traffic to their websites. For that reason, I’ve decided to share the exact blueprint that I use to get more targeted traffic to my sites as quickly as possible. By taking just a few minutes to follow along with these quick tips, you can sit back and watch as your traffic begins to grow.

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How to Cancel a Hostgator Package

How to Cancel a HostGator Package

Have you ever wanted to cancel something within HostGator and found that you ended up getting the run around with their support docs? In this post, I am going to show you how to cancel a HostGator package as I had to do this recently and I will reveal how easy it was.

One of the great things I like about HostGator is that you pay for their hosting on an annual basis so that you don’t need to worry about the hosting cost every month. This is ideal if you’re just starting out in the world of online marketing as you want to focus entirely on growing your business instead of worrying about business costs.

Recently I decided to merge all my hosting onto Wealthy Affiliate as they now offer hosting within their membership. I’ll discuss how awesome their hosting is another time, but for now – let’s go through the motions of cancelling with HostGator.

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Get Better Email Open Rates with These 3 Strategies

Get Better Email Open Rates with These 3 Strategies

I think at some point in time we’ve all heard the expression that “the money’s in the list.” While this is true, it needs to be modified just a little bit to, “the money’s in the responsive list.”
If no one is opening your emails, then you aren’t going to have any money coming in, or have very many visitors to your new content, right?

That’s where the tips below can really come into play to help you out. The following tips are time-tested ways to really get your email list to become more responsive. For you, the results will be more recurring visitors to your content, and ultimately more money coming into your accounts month after month.

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Soloism Review

Soloism ReviewIt’s a fact that you’re the only person who can ultimately control whether or not you succeed online, offline and in life. But does that mean that you should go it completely alone? In this Soloism review, we’re going to take a look to see if the solo approach is the best way to get started with your online business making efforts, and if it is, how good is the Soloism course at teaching you what you need in order to succeed.

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Yoast SEO Copywriting Training Review

Yoast SEO Copywriting Training ReviewOne of the more important skills that you need to have if you’re wanting to run an online business, is copywriting. Being able to convey your message to your audience through the written word, while also giving your readers a feeling of entertainment and enjoyment, often separates successful online entrepreneurs from those who can’t find success regardless of their efforts.

In this Yoast SEO Copywriting Training review, we take a look into this new course offering from Yoast to see if it can teach you the skills you will need to successfully create your own online SEO copy, or if there are some better options out there that would be a more suitable way to spend your time.

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What to Look for in a Keyword Research Tool

What to Look for in a Keyword Research Tool

It’s common knowledge that if you’re wanting to run a successful website, then you need a keyword tool. The problem is that there are literally hundreds of different keyword tools to choose from, and they have a wide variety of benefits as well as price points. With all of these different options available, it can be hard to understand exactly what to look for in a keyword research tool.

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Yoast Technical SEO 1 Training Review

Yoast Technical SEO 1 Training ReviewThe Yoast team is pretty respected in the WordPress SEO community thanks to their plugin Yoast SEO. For that reason, any training that they offer should be top notch, right? Well, you may be surprised by what I’ve learned by completing this Yoast Technical SEO 1 Training review.

What Is Yoast?

Yoast is an SEO company that was originally created by Joost de Valk a few years back. They have landed themselves in the limelight by creating a very impressive SEO plugin for WordPress that is debatably the go to SEO plugin for the industry.

They have also created a great blog with some really good information on how to better optimize your WordPress websites to not only perform better on the search engines, but also deliver a better end user experience for the visitors to your website.

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Top 3 Managed WordPress Hosting Providers

Top 3 Managed WordPress Hosting Providers

Many newcomers to the world of affiliate marketing understand that one of the most important things you need to have in order to succeed with your online business is a well maintained website. In order to have this website, you have to have quality WordPress hosting.

The problem however, is that most sites that try to teach you how to create your own online business and website, will require you to go ahead and purchase your hosting platform before you even have an idea of what type of website you want to create. In my opinion, this seems like a backwards approach.

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2 Easy Alternatives to Amazon's Affiliate Program

2 Easy Alternatives to the Amazon Affiliate Program

I would like to start things off and say that Amazon has an excellent affiliate program which they call Amazon Associates.  It is an excellent and easy way to get started with affiliate marketing.

But unfortunately, certain U.S. States (and countries) prevent affiliates from using their affiliate program, I thought it would be nice to know some alternatives to Amazon’s affiliate program.

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5 Effective Off Page SEO Techniques

5 Effective Off Page SEO Elements

For most internet marketers, when Off Page SEO is mentioned, the thought of backlinks is the only thing that comes to mind. While this thought would have been spot on just a few years ago, now, there are many other things that you can do to have much better results than what you could see in the past from backlinks alone and that is implementing effective off page SEO elements.

In order to get these results, the first thing you must do is understand exactly what modern off page SEO is.

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5 Effective On Page SEO Elements

Regardless of how you create your content, you want it to have the biggest impact possible on the search engines. In order to do that, you need to make certain that you are taking the time to do just a few little things to improve your on page SEO.

Below, you will find 5 must have elements that will help your content soar to the top of the search engine results.

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What is a Call to Action

What is a Call to Action

One common thing that new and established affiliate marketers often struggle with is creating a good call to action. In order to make your calls to action be successful, the very first thing you need to understand is exactly what a call to action is.

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Smart Passive Income Pro Theme Review – A Smart Choice For You?

smart passive income pro theme review -screenshotPat Flynn has a reputation of always trying to provide his audience what they need. From answer session podcasts to video channels and blogs, everywhere you find Pat, you find his fans seeming to always have his back. In recent days, he’s actually now developed a WordPress theme over at StudioPress that is a direct replica of his own Smart Passive Income website. So, does this theme shine, or is it an investment that you would be better off passing up? Read the full Smart Passive Income Pro Theme Review to find out!

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3 Awesome Examples of Affiliate Marketing Websites

3 Awesome Examples of Affiliate Marketing Websites

Building a niche website that earns income from affiliate marketing can be fun but quite challenging as there are a plethora of factors to implement to make a site rank in the search engines and be profitable.

In my experience, people learning affiliate marketing tend to learn best by example, and this is certainly the case when it comes to learning how to build an affiliate website. So, I am going to show you 3 Awesome Examples of Affiliate Marketing Websites that are ranking in the search engines and earning income.

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Instaniche Review – It Insta-Takes Your Money

If you’ve been using the internet for very long, then you’ve probably came across dozens of products and courses that claim they can make you thousands of dollars on autopilot just by clicking one magic button. Yet again, there’s a brand new one out on the market called Instaniche, and in this Instaniche review, hopefully we can find out a little bit more about not only this product, but also the many others that will most likely fall in its’ footsteps.

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A Contrarian View On Backlinks

If you’ve been in the marketing or SEO space for very long, then you’ve most likely heard many times that backlinks are essential to a website’s rankings on the search engines.

While it is true to some degree that backlinks will ultimately help a website rank higher in the SERPs, it is very important to understand that many of the methods to building backlinks that exist online, are very outdated, and many of the practices some places teach will harm your rankings more than helping them.

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Video Legend Review – An Epic Saga of Mediocrity

video legendVery few, if any marketers will argue that video marketing is easily one of the best ways to drive traffic to your websites and deliver a form of content that can easily take your online business to levels that you never thought possible. There are literally hundreds of courses out there that promise to teach you the necessary skills that you will need in order to be successful with video marketing. One such course to recently hit the market is known as Video Legend. Does this course deliver on its’ promise to “put absolutely every other video marketing program to shame, boom!” That’s what we’re taking a look at in the following Video Legend review.

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Audience Explosion 2.0 Review

audience explosion 2The majority of people have heard of Instagram by now, but the majority of marketers are completely overlooking it and for good reason. It can be challenging to learn, and very difficult to master for online business owners. That’s where Audience Explosion 2.0 comes into play and in this review, you will discover if it really does deliver the promise of giving you “A Complete System” when it comes to Instagram.

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3 Essential Elements of Keyword Research

If you have been in the web marketing circle for very long at all, then you probably already know just how important it is to select the right keywords for your website and your content. What you probably don’t know, however, is exactly how to find those keywords. It’s a lot simpler than you may believe, but you need to have the right tool for the job.

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ClickBetter Review- Anyone Accepted, Including Scammers

clickbetterWhen it comes to running your own affiliate marketing business online, reputation is everything. Unfortunately, you not only have to worry about your reputation, but also the reputation of those who you are associated with. This is especially true with the affiliate products you recommend and the affiliate networks you work with. For this reason, I’ve decided to take a look at one such network and in this ClickBetter Review, I will be sharing what I’ve learned.

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Indexing vs Ranking – What is the Difference?

One of the great elements of being involved with SEO and training, is helping people understand all the crazy definitions and what certain things mean. This week someone inside Wealthy Affiliate asked me what is the difference between being indexed in Google and being ranked in Google.

I was quickly able to answer this for them and they were able to understand the difference. Answering this question made me realize that there are others who may want the same information so let’s dive into indexing vs ranking in Google.

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What is an Online Scam?

If you are a new entrepreneur hoping to kick the cubicle and start an online business it is important to know how to avoid online scams. To do that, you need be able to spot the difference between what is an online scam and what is not.

As an entrepreneur for more than eight years I have seen my share of online scams. I have also seen a fair amount of good people fall victim to scammers, simply because they didn’t realize and are uneducated in the tactics that are often used. With this guide, I am confident that you have a much better chance at avoiding being scammed online.

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3 SEO Tips for Joomla Websites

If you run a Joomla website, then you understand how overwhelming it can be to set it up and how powerful Joomla is.

The biggest challenge people seem to experience is optimizing Joomla for the search engines. Because out of the box, Joomla is not ready for Google as some additional tweaking is required to make your Joomla site ‘Google Friendly’.

Let me show you 3 SEO tips to make your Joomla site awesome for the search engines.

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eleven40 Pro Theme Review

eleven40 pro themeThe eleven40 Pro Theme is my personal favourite WordPress theme for niche based affiliate websites. The theme is created by StudioPress and built on their famous Genesis framework. I feel that the eleven40 Pro Theme is (so far) their best WordPress theme available. Learn more about it in my eleven40 Pro Theme Review.

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SEMrush Review – Data Accuracy Issues?

semrushIf you have ever wanted to snoop on your competitors and track their keyword positioning, then SEMrush is a quick fix for this. Simply enter their domain name and you will get to see the first 10 results.

But beyond that, is SEMrush worth the $69.95 monthly price tag? Let’s jump into the review and find out!

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Niche Ideas: Light Therapy Lamps

With dark winter days just around the corner, I thought it would be appropriate to shed some light on a happy niche.

This month we’re going to focus on Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and the solutions available for it. This is a very hot niche with tons of opportunities to help people and make some money.

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FavIcon Generator

favicon generatorThis cool site generates a favicon which are those little icons that reside in the address bar of a browser.

Simply upload an image to the site and press ‘create icon’ and in a few seconds you have an icon to place on your own website. Favicons are great to add to any site as they add that extra element of style. Keep in mind though that Favicons can only be used on your own hosted sites. How to add a Favicon to your site Once you have your favicon, save it to your computer and then upload it to the root of your website – where are you webpages are hosted. Sometimes you need to add some additional code to the home page.

 

Click here to make visit the FavIcon Generator site

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Jaaxy Review

jaaxy reviewWhen it comes to finding keywords to use for articles or new websites, I completely rely on Jaaxy for my keyword research. It is super easy to use and understand, plus the data is VERY accurate. Jaaxy is an online application so you can use it on any PC or Mac computer because there is no software to download. In my Jaaxy Review, I recommend Jaaxy for its ease of use, speed and data accuracy.

Jaaxy is a revolution in finding high traffic keywords with low competition for all type of online marketing.

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Google is Removing Authorship Images in SERPs

One of the best things I loved about Google authorship was having a small image beside my blog posts and websites within the search results. It made my search engine results stand out and resulted in a super duper high click through rate!

I even invested in some new fancy pants photos for my authorship image!

But Google is taking away the Authorship Images in SERPs

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Warrior Forum Scams Freelancer.com for $3.2 Million

I got an email this morning from some fella named ‘Allen Says’ with the subject ‘Warrior Forum joins the Freelancer.com Family’, so I took the bait and opened it up. I quickly learned that this guy was the founder of WarriorForum.com and he pawned the Warrior Forum for a cool $3.2 Million.

At first I thought it was some late April Fools joke, but after some investigation I learn that this transaction is real and Freelancer.com is now the proud owner of  730,000 members at the Warrior Forum.. Scams included.

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Aweber vs MailChimp – Breaking Aweber Bad with a Chimp

Since the dawn of internet marketing, we have been taught to build an email list as it is a terrific way to keep in touch with potential and current customers.

So I have built an email list and used Aweber for that purpose since 2007. But lately, I have become bored with Aweber as it seems they haven’t pushed forward with their user interface or haven’t updated with the latest trends such as flat design or responsive designed emails. Aweber has become an antiquated service with questionable security.

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Power 3 Marketing Review

Update: Power 3 Marketing is Now Closed

power 3 marketingPower 3 Marketing is a local marketing training program by Jennifer Ledbetter and David Bocock who are both full time affiliate marketers but have concentrated their efforts to local marketing training.

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One Week Marketing Review

Update: One Week Marketing is Now Closed

one week marketingOne Week Marketing is specifically designed for the newbie internet marketer who has some knowledge of basic internet marketing skills, but is so over-loaded with info and lacks for a plan of ACTION.

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