Five Minutes With Jack Ramblings Of An Insane Internet Marketer

March 23, 2012

Episode-99- How to Effectively Gain Relationships and Sponsors Part 1

Filed under: Podcast — Tags: , , , , , — JackSpirko @ 5:06 pm

So on Monday I told you how NOT to reach out to other site owners for links or reviews, etc.  I realized though that my rant while likely entertaining really didn’t tell you the right way to do things.  So today I am making that right.  Not only will I tell you how to gain real solid relationships today, my method for many can actually lead to the foundation of your primary monetization model.

Excuse the short show notes today I have to get on the road down to Dallas-Fort Worth today as early as possible.

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February 14, 2012

Episode-83- Effectively Selling via Affiliate Programs

Filed under: Podcast — Tags: , , — JackSpirko @ 8:26 pm
Affilate Marketing Can Rock - If You Do It Right!

Affilate Marketing Can Rock - If You Do It Right!

Today I am going to tell you quite a few things…

1.  Why you might not even be presenting your affiliate banners to many of your visitors

2.  The revenue results of for Jan. 2012

3.  Why you have to make your audience want you to succeed not just buy what you recommend

4.  Why passion sells and logic only creates interest

5.  An update on the forum and what to do if your account is not approved

6.  How to use a free service like to determine your conversions vs. click thru rate

7.  How to know when to pull the plug on an affiliate program even when you love the product or service

Please be sure to send me your questions or subjects for episodes to jack at, there is NO BETTER WAY than email to get in touch with me.  PMs on the fourm, facebook stuff, tweets, etc are often ignored, I ALWAYS read my emails and batch them out about 5 times a day.

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January 4, 2012

Episode-64- Part Two of Monetizing Your Website

Filed under: Podcast — Tags: , , , — JackSpirko @ 5:58 pm

Yesterday I got an email making a suggestion that I do an episode on Aweber and put a button next to my Aweber banner so people considering buying it would be more likely to do so.  It was a WELL DUH moment.  How about using video to market all your affiliate programs.  Tune in today to hear about that and to hear about some other methods of monetization including eBooks (in a new way) and more on membership site models.

November 16, 2011

Episode-44- Monitizing a Website With Multiple Income Streams

So I got a lot of requests on this topic in the past few days.  I keep telling you not to build your primary income streams on third party systems such as AdWords or Amazon, it is fine to make some money with them but the core of your revenue should be some form of direct sales.  One listener in particular owns a website called, Forgotten Weapons.  This listener has been generating tons of good content and now gets 30,000-60,000 visitors a month and is kind of stuck in a “where do I go from here mode”.  Listen today as I explain some ideas for monetizing this website.

I am happy to do this with any website as long as it has good quality and consistent content on it and has built up a reasonable amount of traffic.  The key though is after you hear today’s show you should pretty much be able to look at any site and do it for yourself.

Make no mistake this is a DEEP topic and we will cover many areas of it both with direct and third party revenue, both areas have a place.  I am sure not about to send their checks back, so I am not bashing third parties just pointing out how critical it is to build direct income streams and not be dependent upon a third party who can change the rules on you.

August 10, 2010

Episode-21- Using the SEO Smartlinks WordPress Plugin

Filed under: Podcast — Tags: , , , , — JackSpirko @ 6:58 pm

SEO Smartlinks is one of the most powerful plugins for WordPress and its use goes far beyond SEO.  This episode shows you how to use this plugin to promote affiliate links, optimize for SEO and create convenience for your site visitors.

Some things you can do with SEO Smartlinks

  • Build links for affiliate programs
  • Build links to “showcase” articles on your website
  • Optimize internal linking structure on your blog for onsite SEO links
  • Optimize links for SEO with external links to your other sites
  • Create link exchanges with other web site owners (3 way if you are smart)
  • Create links to commonly mentioned authority sites (CNN, ESPN, Google, etc)

What ideas for this plugin can you come up with?

July 13, 2010

Episode-9- The Importance of Branding and Personal Brand

Filed under: Podcast — Tags: , , , — JackSpirko @ 3:14 pm

Most small business people and definitely most individuals with blogs, forums, podcasts etc really tend to miss a few things when it comes to branding.   The problem is most evident with affiliate marketers who sell via programs like ClickBank and Amazon or use 3rd party advertising like adsense or kontera as a primary source of revenue.

The reality is you need to focus on two primary brands, the first in your “company” or more accurately your output, your blog, your products or what ever you present to the world.  It must be presented as UNIQUE not just more of the same.  The second is your personal brand, this is true even as a blogger who blogs in first person.  The blog is the “output” beyond the fact that it is your blog what about the blog itself is unique, where is the content sourced from, how is it presented, etc.  These are just examples you can determine your unique attributes for yourself but they must be part of  your branding efforts.

Personal brand can and is often linked to company brand but for real leverage must extend beyond it, as it leads you to be able to create some level of separation between what you do and who you are.   Of the two personal brand is far more important, it applies equally to the professional employee and to the entrepreneur.

By focusing on these two forms of branding the individual entrepreneur creates…

1.  Create new business and opportunity down the road

2.  Develop income from your company brand that exists out side of your efforts

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