My personal experience with fiverr.com

In the last weeks I digged deep into fiverr to figure out if there is anything on this site, that can be useful for me and my readers or if it´s all crap.

fiverr comFirst of all, what the heck is fiverr ? It´s a site, a pool of people who will do something for you for as little as five bucks. The offers are ranging from graphics to traffic, from tweets to songs….:-)

I decided to cover different topics, relevant to me as a blog owner and as an affiliate marketer. My research started with:

A. Banner Advertising

After combing trough dozends of offers I found two blogs that offer banner advertising and gave the name of the website away. Just checking out the ranking at alexa.com and I was good to go. Both websites were ranking under 2,000.000 …;-)..Sorry to disappoint you but the big blogs with the really good traffic are not announcing on fiverr! But it was ok with me, it was just a test. Both sellers have been doing a decent job, I got clicks, but ZERO conversions. BTW, you will always track your tests. Hm, that was nice, but not very satisfying.

B. Buying Traffic

For this topic I had to sacrifice a little time and effort in my search for an honest seller. Should be common sense not to go with the “I can send a million people to your website” claims, but maybe it´s better to say it again..:-)..But lucky enough, i found two offers i iked, both of them provided tracking of their own, one via google shortner and the other via bit.url. The traffic sources was not named in the one case, in the other it was detailled where the traffic would come from. Everything was delivered honestly, people are coming to the websites, some of them having a look around, but the same here: No conversions in any way.

C. Buying Tweets for advertising

I was playing around with twitter for a while, testing this and that, so I gave it a try. There are big, big accounts offering to tweet your message, I was really stunned. But to be honest, if you were a follower on twitter to someone who is posting everything and all, from Justin Bieber to weightloss, from fashion to gossip, how much would you care? Not a dime! And that was what happended to me. BUT, I tried a different method: I bought a tweet from someone with followers in my niche and it said: Just like it if you like it * my facebook fanpage. That was something that really worked! I got real followers I would never have met otherwise! This is definitly something I will do again.

D. Buying Facebook-Likes

The next and last try I gave something was simply buying facebook likes from someone who promised REAL FOLLOWERS. It was a short deal, I gave him the fanpage url and of it goes. The Likes were delivered honestly and more. After checking the likes, I could see, that most of the accounts were based in turkey, greece and asia, but all the accounts I took a look at, were real accounts, so what. I had more likes and the fanpage looked good. In the next days, 20-30 likes went away, but that was ok, because the seller had overdelivered so many.

Here are my conclusions:

You have to invest time and develop a method for yourself not to get ripped, but there are some things that really work. I won´t recommend the traffic buys and I don´t feel comfortable with the fake likes on the fanpage. BUT I will take the twitter-method again to get real followers on twitter and facebook, this worked really well for me and I had great conversations with this people.

You can also use fiverr to get a banner created or a video, the possibilities and ideas to make money are endless.

Just do yourself a favour: be careful and use your brain…:-D..it helps in every situation!

As always, feel free to leave a comment, share your own experiences, I would be glad to chat with you about them.

your friend,

Janine

“Who likes Money” by D.C.Fawcett – my honest review

A little while ago I was introduced to a  program called ” Who likes money “. It sounded interesting, a way to get real likes on facebook fanpages and convert them into sales. As usual the introductional video was very impressiv….:-)…Screenshot (136)

So, let´s go into details:

Website: www.who-likes-money.com

Memberwebsite: www.wlmaccess.com

Owner: D.C. Fawcett

Price: 49,- $

What do you get for your money?

Who like money tutorialsFirst there are a bunch of video trainings in the Software Tutorials (16 videos about the basics, the software and how to build a fb-fanpage) as well as in the Fast Start Trainings (13 videos from keyword research to content writing). As a bonus you will find a FB-Ad Bonus tutorial (6 videos about the Ad-platform and using the power editor).

All those tutorials are good quality and useful, especially for newbies. The FB-Ad videos are a little bit outdated for fb has changed its algorithms, but that´s happening all the time. Online marketing is a fast game.

The second part of the package is the more interesting one. D.C. Fawcett offers a software solution to extract fb-emails directly from fb via keyword search and then upload the data in your fb-fanpage to sent an invitation to this special fanpage.

To say it again: With that software you´ve got the possibility to get the data of every person who has a conversation about maybe Lady Gaga, set up a fanpage about Lady Gaga and invite all those people to your fanpage. After that you will monetize those contacts with special offers.

traffic-light-306388_150Hmm….that´s a great idea, BUT does it work? AND is it legal? From my point of view the answers to both of the questions are NO !!!

It violates the fb-spam rules heavily, facebook is not amused when peoples account data is extracted without permission and you will get your own account put down very fast.

As you know by now, I only do reviews about programs I know personally, so I tested the software and was not able to upload the extracted data. Maybe fb has done something against it….:-)…I wouldn´t blame them!

In this program you can upgrade to another software version and pay them for “Done for you campaigns”, that´s a big red flag too, just because you can´t control what somebody is doing in your name and on your account. You would have to rely completely on them.

So here are my personal thoughts about the “Who Likes Money” program by D.C. Fawcett:

The pros : Many video tutorials in good quality, an immediate refund from the money back guarantee…:-)

The cons: It´s NOT LEGAL and it didn´t work from the technical site of view.

Please stay away from it!

If you are interested in learning online marketing and want to take a look at a program that really works, that is legal and ethical, just read my WEALTHY AFFILIATE REVIEW, this program is highly recommended and you can get a Starter account for free!

As always, if you have any questions or experiences with this program, feel free to leave a comment. I will be more than happy to chat with you and help in any way I can!

your friend,

Janine

 

 

 

How to create a clickable banner in wordpress

blog-327072_1280I´m not a techie person myself, so I shyed away from coding banners and all that stuff for a long time. But, to learn how to create a clickable banner in wordpress is absolutely easy.

So, here we go:

All you need is to upload the image you want to use into the media file of your blog/website. On the left side of you dashboard is a button called MEDIA, you go there and click ADD NEW. Then you upload the image as usual.

The next time you look at your library you should see a thumbnail of the image. When you open it (click it) it provides an image url. Grab this url, copy it and insert it in the html code below, where it says “image url here”.

The next thing to do, is to open the website you want the banner visitor to go on in another window. Here you will grab the url of the website, please copy it directly from the web, and put it in the html code where it says: “Url here”.

Now, you´re nearly good to go…:-)…just copy the new html code and paste it in a text bar of your widgets. Remember to save it on a separat sheet, so that you can do it again, maybe for another website.

This was fun, wasn´t it? No need to pay someone for that kind of stuff. Now you can create simple banner for advertising and your own sidebar on you own – You´re doing great !

In case you want to learn more of this, I recommend to read my Wealthy Affiliate Review and to sign up for a free starter account.

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My 3 highest recommended blogs on selling online for today !

SupportHi, friends,

if you are like me, you´re searching the internet for information. And even if one can say, we´ve got an information overload these days, most of what we find is useless or false, which is even worse.

One of the biggest challenges in starting an online business is to manage the time you are investing in reading other blogs, watching tutorials and all that stuff.

That´s why I want to introduce you to three of my personal heros, the ones I got most from  when starting out.

So, let´s get started

This is a great article about mistakes and common beliefs people have about Affiliate Marketing. You will recognize his unique style and the honest approach:

Malan Darras: 10 Common Beliefs about Affiliate Marketing

Derek Halpern is the funny guy, always doing great videos. A clever young man with the right mixture of common sense and psychologic knowledge:

Derek Halpern from Social Triggers on the Perfect testimonials

I learned so much from him, I really appreciate Pat Flynn´s posts from Smart Passiv Income. After all that crap and all the fake gurus, there was this young man, who’s honest way of writing and answering questions so detailled, left me “flabbergasted”….:-)… I was completely stunned after I found his blog:

If you love podcasts and honest posts, Pat Flynn from Smart Passiv Income is your guy! Read more here: How to sell artwork online

So, that´s enough for today, you´ve got enough input I guess?

In case you are unsure what to do, or just love to get more input, please read my HONEST REVIEW on Wealthy Affiliate. All I can say is, you need a blueprint and/or a mentor in this business.

Is it easy to start ? Absolutely !

Is it easy to succeed ? Absolutely not !

always your friend,

Janine

BTW, if there are any questions, I would be more than happy to help….;-)…just leave a comment below !

 

Power of Pinning – content and costs

So, what´s up guys? Hope you´re doing well and thanks for stopping by….:-)…But, let´s talk about today’s topic, business:

The Power of Pinning from Melanie Duncan

Power of Pinning
Power of Pinning

 

 

 

 

What is it? Well, first of all, it´s an instrument to master pinterest and its great opportunities for businesses, small or big ones, to drive traffic to their websites.

Owner: Melanie and Devin Duncan

Melanie is a successfull owner of several businesses, including Luxury Monograms and The Entrepreneuress Academy. Both of the businesses are found on the web and on pinterest.

Website: www.powerofpinning.com

So, what do you get, when buying this training? There will be 7 Modules with several videos about how to use pinterest and how to get the most traffic out of it.

Modul 1 : Pinterest 101 – The basics of creating a business account, pinning, getting followers etc. , 9 videos to build a strong base for your business.

Modul 2 : Why your business should be on pinterest – An overview in 6 videos on different aspects of this topic. It comes with a downloadable workbook and an ebook “SEO and pinterest”. Great stuff…..:-)

Modul 3 : How to create successful pins – here you will find tips and resources for creating pins, tips and tricks on how to make them outstanding. In this 8 videos Melanie gives away her personal tools. To keep you on track, you will find another workbook here in thes section.

Modul 4 : Case studies, how other businesses use pinterest – You will find many ways of using pinterest you will never have thought of otherwise, this includes a deep insight in Melanie´s own 2 companies in 5 videos and a workbook.

Modul 5 : How to build the value of your brand on pinterest – Here you will get 6 videos full of value and on top Melanies tips on getting royalty free images. As usual you can download your workbook for grabbing ideas and developing strategies.

Modul 6 : How to get lots of followers fast – THIS is what everybody wants to know! In 6 videos Melanie gives away the secrets of building a big follower base and connecting with other social media platforms. Probably there is also a workbook on this modul…:-)

Modul 7 : Measuring your results – Pinterest provides business accounts with a lost of stats, very different from facebook and google analytics. This are 2 very, very important videos, because if you are not able to measure your results, how will you know what´s working?

In adition to all these videos and workbooks, they are giving away a facebook and pinterest report, full of little helpful nuggets.

That are 7 modules, with 42 videos, 6 workbooks, 1 ebook and a bonus report for you to learn how to master pinterest, the 4th greatest traffic generator of all our social media and still growing.

The costs of the training : 297 $

Is this training for everyone? Surely not! If you are already leading a big and successfull pinterest account, making lots of money, then this maybe isn’t for you. For those amongst us, who are either just starting out or are just having privat experiences with pinterest, having started a business account, but are stuck, for all those people I highly recommend the POWER OF PINNING .

Maybe you would like to watch a free webinar with Melanie Duncan about pinterest and the power of pinning? Than click here on WEBINAR !

To close this topic, here is my rating for the Power of Pinning: 9 of 10 stars….it´s a very good training coming from a person who really knows the game!

As always, feel free to leave  comment, I will be more than happy to help,

your friend,

Janine