I have talked in the past on this podcast about finding the sweet spot for your affiliate links.Because, face it. Listing your links or dropping a bunch of ads in the sidebar just doesn't cut it most times, if any.There is an Exception to the Rule When I started using affiliate links, … [Read more...] about A Simple Click on an Affiliate Link
The BobWP Monetizer Podcast
This weekly podcast brings you straight-forward actionable tips on how to monetize your WordPress site or blog. We will will talk about online stores, advertising, affiliate marketing, selling your services and/or products, courses, memberships and anything else you can think of to make money on your site. We aren't promising you get-rich schemes or false promises, but steps you can take to help your reach your goals.
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Well, this seemed so appropriate considering the holiday we just celebrated yesterday here in the US.This day marks the last day of a six-month sponsorship of this podcast from our friends at MOJO Marketplace. When I started this podcast and was looking for a sponsor, there was something … [Read more...] about 25 Monetizer Podcasts Thanks to MOJO Marketplace
Yes, it's that time of year again. Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals are coming our way. We can expect those endless emails and the long lists on blogs. It's inevitable.As someone who has created those lists in the past, and will be doing it again, I cannot speak for everyone, I like … [Read more...] about For Sellers and Bloggers: Some Thoughts on Black Friday and Cyber Monday
Placing the ads on your site strategically is important, but there are other factors to consider, too.Okay, here's the deal. I do agree that ad placement is critical. In fact, I have run tests myself to figure out that part. Over the years, I have tried banner ads in the sidebars and … [Read more...] about It’s More Than Just Strategic Ad Placement
As another way to monetize you blog, you may have considered writing sponsored posts.There are two options when it comes to sponsored posts:You publish a post on your blog that someone else has written about their product or service. You create a post about someone else's … [Read more...] about Should You Consider Sponsored Posts for Your Blog?
In any industry, you will find the good, the bad and the ugly. But so many people put all affiliate marketing into "not good" bucket. They figure since they don't have affiliate links in their content, nobody else should. Well, I tend to disagree.There has always been a good number of … [Read more...] about Get Off Your Anti-Affiliate High Horse
This week, you may have noticed a lot of WooCommerce on my site and my social shares. More so than usual. They've been pretty much been everywhere, all the time.The reason? I'll be spending a good part of this week immersed in some form of WooCommerce via WooConf. In fact, as you read this, … [Read more...] about I’ve Been a WooCommerce Guy Since Day One
This is a pet peeve of mine. Being a visible player in the WordPress space, I am inundated with requests to take a look at new and existing plugins. I also keep my eye on what's happening out there. Often this all happens on social media. But regardless of the quality of the product, there is one … [Read more...] about Don’t Hide Behind Your Product
When someone expects a theme to help with ad conversions, well, they don't understand the role of their WordPress theme.Listen to it...Will Your Theme Help You With Conversions? Awhile back I got a comment on a post that I did on a theme. Here it is paraphrased: I'm using this theme … [Read more...] about Your WordPress Theme: A Tool for Monetization
If you are looking to get into affiliate marketing, or grow your existing efforts, if you haven't made an Affiliate Summit yet, well, you are missing out on quite the event. Watch...Listen...Read... On the 7th-9th of January, 2018, Affiliate Summit West is happening in Vegas. Now, if you … [Read more...] about Ramp Up Your Affiliate Marketing with Affiliate Summit West
eCommerce. For some it's a scary word or simply misunderstood. Let's talk about how you may already be part of the eCommerce world. Watch...Listen...Read... Over the last one or two years here on the blog, we've been talking about eCommerce and selling stuff on your WordPress site. This is … [Read more...] about Does the Word eCommerce Scare You or Are You Just Misunderstanding It?
There are a a lot of different perspectives around how people view affiliate marketing. And I just wanted to touch on one of the core reasons some look at it negatively. Watch...Listen...Read... Years ago, there was a skit on Saturday Night Live, a talk show called Ruining It For … [Read more...] about Affiliate Marketing: People Who Ruin It for Other People