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By Fred Horstman December 9, 2013
This article is the fourth of six to help newbies to Internet and Youtube by providing some quick start information about using Youtube to your advantage. From registration to uploading videos, you will find some answers to your most pressing questions in a simple and easy-to-follow way. These six articles do not go into great detail. They are designed to give newcomers to Youtube a basic knowledge of how to make and upload videos. More authoritive information can be found with a search and on Youtube itself.
Now that you took some time to play with your video (Part 3), it is time to upload it to YouTube. Please take note of this next statement. Make sure you save any changes you made to your video before you upload it. You also have to save your video in a format YouTube can use. They recommend that you save your video with the following extensions for easier uploads: .MOV, .AVI, or .MPG files. These are common video formats most people find easy to use. YouTube also recommends you use a video with a 320×40 resolution and one with an MP3 sound track. You should be able to upload your video any way you like. If you use a digital camcorder, you can upload your video from the device to the website. YouTube even provides the alternative for users to send their videos to the site by e-mail.
Once you upload your video, you will need to provide some description for it and tags so people can easily find it. The best way to create tags for your video is to come up with some catchy keywords people are likely to search for when looking for videos like yours.
You will also have to specify one or more categories under which YouTube.com lists your video. Remember, the goal here is helping other users find your video quickly and easily. With millions of videos uploaded each day, you have to take time to ensure you label, categorize and tag your video correctly, so that it stands out from the crowd.
- How To Us YouTube For Newbies, Part 1 of 6 – Sign Up and Register An Account (oldienewbies.wordpress.com)
- How to Use Youtube For Newbies, Part 2 of 6 Getting Featured (oldienewbies.wordpress.com)
- How To Use YouTube For Newbies, Part 3 of 6 – Optimizing Your Videos (oldienewbies.wordpress.com)
- How to Upload and Optimize a YouTube Video (scalablesocialmedia.com)
- Should You Upload Your Videos Directly to Facebook or Link to YouTube? (business2community.com)
- 5 Ways To Promote Your YouTube Channel (business2community.com)
- An anthropological introduction to YouTube (colgan41.wordpress.com)
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What Is Affiliate Marketing? Information For Newbies In Internet Marketing
By Fred Horstman November 11, 2013
There are many different ways to make money online, but affiliate marketing consistently ranks as one of the most popular. Take a look at any internet marketing or online business forum and you’ll see countless numbers of people asking questions about affiliate marketing and how they can make money from it.
So what is affiliate marketing?
In short affiliate marketing is where you recommend other people’s products – and in return the owner of the product gives you a percentage of the sale price if one of the people you have referred actually buys the product or service.
Affiliate marketing is very attractive because it’s pretty easy to get started. There’s no need to create or source products of your own to sell – all you have to do is get people to click on your affiliate link and buy the product, and thus there’s little upfront investment cost and no time consuming products to create.
In reality, affiliate marketing is just one part of most people’s online business. If you want to be really successful online it’s generally accepted that you need to create (or source) and sell your own products, rather than JUST being an affiliate marketer. There are of course exceptions to this rule however and it is indeed possible to earn a very healthy income just from affiliate promotions. Most successful internet marketers make a hell of a lot of money from affiliate marketing!
Affiliate marketing works well for both sides of the party.
Product owners obviously need to get traffic to their websites in order to be able to sell products. And whilst a fair chunk of this traffic will be generated themselves, it makes sense for them to get other people to also promote their products and websites because it will result in lots of extra sales for little extra effort on their part. All they have to do is set up an affiliate program and give people a commission as an incentive – and then they can watch as their affiliates do the hard work and drive the traffic for them.
So, whilst it’s true that as an affiliate you’ll be doing most of the hard work to drive the traffic, remember that as an affiliate you didn’t have to do any of the hard work the product owner originally had to do in the first place.
But the above should give you some insight into why you should also sell your own products as well as being an affiliate.
So how much can you expect to earn as an affiliate?
Commissions vary widely from affiliate scheme to affiliate scheme. The most common idea is to pay the affiliate commission as a percentage of the total sale price. This can be as little as 1% and as much as 100%. Yes, some products pay you 100% commission – and you might be wondering why this is the case. The simple answer of course is that the product owner wants to make their affiliate scheme very attractive to potential affiliates so that he or she can persuade as many people as possible to promote it. By offering 100% commission on a low-priced front end product they will be able to get lots of affiliates on board and thus drive lots of people into their sales funnel. They’ll ultimately earn more money by making lots of sales of their back end products.
Typically it works like this. They have a low priced product for sale on the front end – let’s say it’s an eBook or short report priced at $4.95. They offer people 100% commission on this product, but then when people actually buy it they will also see other ‘back end’ products that are priced at a higher level. These will either pay a lower commission to affiliates (e.g. 40%) or even no commission at all.
The product owner knows that by offering 100% commission on the front end product they will ultimately make more money because their affiliates will drive much more traffic into their sales funnel than if they were, say, offering 50% on the front end product. They make no money upfront (and even lose money in some cases) but the extra income they make on the backend ultimately earns them more money.
Make sense? Great! You’ll find too that these low priced 100% commission products often give you instant commissions. So rather than making the sale and then waiting another month for the money to be paid into your account, the money from the sale is sent directly from the buyer and straight into your PayPal account, or whatever account you’re using.
So how do product owners know which affiliate sent them the traffic?
It’s actually quite simple. When you promote products as an affiliate you will be given a unique affiliate link. When people click on this link, it is tracked by cookies – and the affiliate commission is paid to you when someone buys something from that website after they have clicked on YOUR link.
It varies across different affiliate methods, but it is not uncommon for the cookies to last for 12 months. So someone can click on your affiliate link and then not buy anything initially – but if they return to the website 10 months later and actually buy something you would still be paid for the sale. However, not all programs do this so it’s wise to check this out before you promote.
Finding products to promote can be found by making a search. Two of the big, most reputable sites are Clickbank and Clicksure. There are thousands of products and hundreds of sites online that you can promote as an affiliate, so choosing between them is a crucial part of being an affiliate marketer. Also if you have a site or product that you like, you might be able to become an affiliate by looking at the bottom of the website and see if they offer affiliate programs.
Many affilate programs will check out your website before approving you as an affiliate. Others will sign you up with a click. Clickbank and Clicksure are not difficult. Amazon will exam your website. Start slow and easy and see what you like and can do. Think about low priced items and high ticket items. There are different strategies for each. Find what works for you. Good luck.
- Affiliate Marketing: A Win-win Situation (affmar01.wordpress.com)
- Lucrative Way to Make Money Online With Affiliate Marketing (makemoneybeastmode.wordpress.com)
- Affiliate Programs – What Are They (internetsvc01.wordpress.com)
- Make Money Online With These Quick Affiliate Marketing Tips! (olaor148.typepad.com)
- Have You Tried These Proven Affiliate Marketing Strategies (electronic-marketing-solutions.com)
- Easy Ways To Find Success With Affiliate Marketing (olaor148.typepad.com)
- Enjoy Success In Your Affiliate Program With This Advice (electronic-marketing-solutions.com)
- Learning The Ins And Outs Of Successful Affiliate Marketing (littleautomaticmoneymaker.com)
- Affiliate Marketing Review (bestaffiliatemarketingreview.wordpress.com)
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If you are unskillful with the computer like I am, then at times it may feel like a big wave of destruction is headed your way. The information overload is bearing down on you and you don’t know how to do anything. Let me tell you what a friend my son’s age told me. I asked him, “Hey Jeff, why do you know so much about computers? He said, ” I don’t know very much. I always go to Google and put in HOW TO so and so and there are a bunch of people who can teach me.”
So what I am suggesting is that if you want to know how to do something, go to Google and search for “How to ______”. Google, Youtube, and all the other search engines have almost everything you can think of. Somebody can help.
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If you are interested in numbers, look at what
happened at WordPress in August.
WordPress.com News and Numbers: The September 2013 Hot List
After a red-hot August of publishing news and impressive numbers, we wondered what was next for the WordPress.com community. Here’s a snapshot of September:
You blew up the internet. Again.
Some awesome numbers, right?
- New to this whole thing you call WordPress (lekaitlynelizabeth.wordpress.com)
- WordPress Wednesday – 8 New Plugins from the WordPress Plugin Directory (creativeproject.wordpress.com)
- A WordPress Milestone (curiosakat.com)
- WordPress Plugins You Must-Have. (wordpressthemes365.wordpress.com)
- WordPress class(12th October) (ahmadngoma.wordpress.com)
- Hello WordPress (esjaeee.wordpress.com)
- 121013 Hello WordPress! ^^ (dinchan007.wordpress.com)
- New to WordPress (denisecornier.wordpress.com)
- Learning lots about WordPress (karenthequilterblog.wordpress.com)
- Lessons learned from being first to the WordPress theme market (poststat.us)
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Twitter and Facebook are Big and if you really don’t know what you are doing on them you could have some problems. Minor and Major.
I am really enjoying Twitter because of all the information, but emails have really increased.
I deactivated Facebook because of all the unwanted solicitation. To be frank, I didn’t have any idea what I was doing at first and just jumped in.
Research How To and How Not To before you set up an account. This applies to almost everything in life. I remember back in sixth grade my six buddies and I checked out PlayBoy magazine in the woods so we would know what we were getting into whenever we got our first kiss.
Anyway, below you will find two links to help you with Twitter and Facebook:
Look at the Trackbacks at the bottom of the second link if you want a lot more information.
Do some more research and become an authority in Social Media among your friends and acquaintances.
- When to Post that Great Article on Social Media (theopedproject.wordpress.com)
- Pinterest Lead Generation 101: Best Practices and Hacks That’ll Make You a Pro (rehavapress.com)
- The 7 biggest counterintuitive social media mistakes you may be making (thenextweb.com)
- A Scientific Guide to Posting Tweets, Facebook Posts, Emails and Blog Posts at the Best Time (women2.com)
Can anybody tell me why Google changes their system?
New is not necessarily better.
I was using and lovin’ Google, Gmail, Chrome, and it all.
Then I get Amazon Search, can’t get Chrome.
Now Gmail is all changed and I am screaming.
I am an old man typing with 3 and a half fingers
and this computer stuff is relatively new for me.
I am from the old school that says, If it ain’t broke,
Don’t fix it.
Now I have to learn how to do some things all over again.
Sorry to be venting here. This isn’t the place to do it.
Are these changes a good thing?
After a couple of days I settled down and I found this article through Jane Sheeba’s Blog. It really helped my head. It is kinda long, but I enjoyed it.
Check in out here:
- Google updates Chrome for Android, brings new gestures (otroandroidblog.wordpress.com)
- Google Chrome Redesign & New Tab Page Rolls Out To All (retrometrotech.wordpress.com)
HERE IS ANOTHER BIT OF INFO FROM
Check it out and see what you think.
THIS IS KIND OF LONG. Sorry about that.
This is some great information. Read it a few times and reread it a couple months later to make sure you don’t forget. I once gave too much info on Facebook and everyday I had 20 new, pretty, young faces offering to be friends with me; a white bearded, wrinkled man in his 60’s. One PYT was lying on the bed smiling with the topic above her head reading, ” Men in your 60’s, let’s go for it ! ” It’s called Prostitution. I deactivated my Facebook account. My wife was looking over my shoulder and saying, “What are you doing? I can’t believe this.” It took about an hour of explaining before she understood what was really going on. She is still analog. Anyway, enough ranting. Read the following and learn, if you haven’t already.
10 Things You Should Never Post On Social Networks
By Andy O’Donnell, About.com Guide
We share so many details of our daily lives online, but where should we draw the line on what we share about ourselves, our family, and our friends? There are some tidbits of personal information that it is best to never share online, here are ten of them:
1. Your Full Birthdate
While you may love getting loads of birthday wishes posted by your friends on your Facebook Timeline, having your birthdate posted on your profile may provide scammers and identity thieves with one of the key pieces of information needed to steal your identity and open up accounts in your name.
2. Your Current Location
Many people don’t realize that when they post a status update or a tweet, they may also be revealing their current location. Giving out your location information can be dangerous because it tells potential thieves that you might not be at home. Depending on your privacy settings, that innocent tweet from your vacation spot might give the bad guys the green light they were waiting for to rob your house.
3. Pictures of Your Children or Your Friends’ Children Tagged With Their Names
Ok, this is a sensitive topic. We all want to protect our kids, we would lay down in front of a truck to protect them, but many of us post hundreds of name tagged pictures of our children online for the world to see. The problem is that you can never be sure that only your friends are seeing these pictures. What if your friend has their phone stolen or logs into Facebook from the library and forgets to log out? You can’t rely on the “Friends only” setting because you really never know. Assume that everything is public and don’t post anything that you wouldn’t want the world having access to.
If you must post pictures of your children, remove any geotag information, and avoid using their real names in the picture tag or description. Your true friends know their names, no need to label them. Same goes for tagging pictures of your friends’ kids. If in doubt leave the tag out.
I would be a hypocrite if I said I had removed all tags of my kids from Facebook. It’s a long process to go back through years worth of photos, but I work on it a little bit at a time, eventually I’ll have them all removed.
4. Your Home Address
Again, you never know who might be looking at your profile. Don’t post where you live as you are making things easy for the bad guys. What can criminals do with your address? Check out our article on How Criminals Use Google Maps to ‘Case the Joint’ to find out.
5. Your Real Phone Number
While you may want your friends to be able to contact you, what if your real phone number falls into the wrong hands. It’s possible that your location could be narrowed down by someone using a reverse phone number lookup tool which are freely available on the Internet.
An easy way to allow people to contact you by phone without giving them your real phone number is by using a Google Voice phone number as a go-between. Check out our article onHow to Use Google Voice as a Privacy Firewall for full details.
6. Your Relationship Status
Want to give your stalker the green light they’ve been waiting for while simultaneously letting them know that your more likely to be home alone? Posting your relationship status is the surest way to accomplish this. If you want to be mysterious, just say “It’s Complicated”.
7. Pictures With Geotags
There’s no better road map to your current location than a geotagged picture. Your phone might be recording the location of all pictures you take without you even knowing it. To find out more about why geotags aren’t necessarily as cool as you thought they were and to learn how to nix them from your pix, check out our article on How to Remove Geotags from Pictures.
8. Vacation Plans
“Hey, I’m going to be on vacation on the 25th of August, please come rob me”, that’s basically what you’re saying to social network trolling criminals when you post your vacation plans, vacation photos, and when you location tag yourself while you’re still on vacation. Wait until you are safely home before uploading your vacation pics or talking about your vacation online. Is “checking in” at that fancy restaurant really worth giving up your location information to potential criminals?
Check out our article on How to Disable Facebook Places Location Tracking for tips on how to avoid accidentally checking in somewhere.
9. Embarrassing Things you Wouldn’t Want Shared With Your Employer or Family
Before you post anything online, think to yourself, would I want my boss or family to see this? If not, don’t post it. Even if you post something and delete it, doesn’t mean that someone didn’t take a screenshot of it before you had the chance to remove it. For more tips on this topic check out our article: How to Monitor and Protect Your Online Reputation.
10. Information About Your Current Job or Work-related Projects
Talking about work-related things on social networks is a bad idea. Even an innocent status update about how mad you are about missing a deadline on a project could provide valuable information to your competitors that they could leverage against your company.
Does your company have a security awareness training program to help educate users about threats such as these? If not, check out How to Create a Security Awareness Training Program to learn how to develop one.
Thanks for reading this. I hope it was helpful.
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Hello, I would like to introduce you to my group of Eleven At Heaven’s Door.
We are a bunch of Oldies who decided to get together at lunch on Fridays and talk about our triumphs and moments of defeat. Harry always talks about his Triumph motorcycle. His mind is on 5 minute delay. But it’s cool. We all have our problems with different things.
Here they are:
Tom, Dick, and Harry
Boris and Lois, Bobby and Boobie Oh sorry. I mean Bobbie. I always make that mistake. Bobby and Bobbie just laugh.
Sprinter (He used to be a 51 second 400 meter runner back in the day)
and Ricky and Nikki
(Nikki says Ricky touches the computer more than he touches her.)
We aren’t accepting any more members at this time. We can’t remember names.
And we sometimes forget who is in our group.
Even though we are old and wrinkled, we are still kicking and fighting to be successful in something new.
Long Live Oldie Newbies! We are just hoping we live a little longer.
Good luck to us all.