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Chris Brogan on Ketamine, Farmer’s Markets, and Trans Day of Visibility

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Chris Brogan, President of Chris Brogan Media, joined me to chat on my podcast, This is Affiliate Marketing with Shawn Collins.

Chris Brogan

I wanted to learn more about the real Chris, so I asked him a variety of questions I figured he had not been asked in previous interviews.

Topics included…

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Passive Affiliate Recruitment: Definition and Tips on Leveraging It

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You may have heard the phrase “passive affiliate recruitment” before. But what exactly does it mean and how can you make the most of it? You will find the answers in my respective episode of The Affiliate Marketing Experience: If, however, you’d rather study the subject of passive affiliate recruitment …

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Shopping Cart Affiliate Programs: Not Just for the Shop Owners

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It feels, at times, like I've covered all the niches and sub-niches there are, but something catches my attention, or in this case, someone says it outright, and voilà! Another niche to look into and write about.

Such is the case with this week's Niche of the Week.

I was staring at a blank Word doc, thinking about what to write for the coming week's NOTW, when another Affilorama staff member, bless her, says to me: Have you done a feature on shopping cart affiliate programs? 

I hadn't, but here it is now. Grin.

Digital Shopping Carts 

Shopping has gone digital. So the carts did, too.

Shopping carts aren't just the carts we push around at the store. They also include the electronic setups where the items we want to buy from an online store are placed until we "check out" and pay. Shopping carts are essential if you want to sell anything online, making them a crucial e-commerce tool. 

E-commerce covers business-to-business marketing, online shopping and online marketplaces. It is a multimillion-dollar industry that continues to grow year after year. It's easier than ever for someone to set up an online shop and start selling. You don't even need a significant amount of startup capital thanks to dropshipping.

This has given rise to various e-commerce platforms that offer shopping carts, buy now buttons, store hosting, and various tracking for inventory and sales — in short, everything you need to set up an online store.

If you already run a successful online shop, or you've always wanted to run one, you can use these affiliate programs to boost your income. 

"Shopping Cart" Keywords

Competition is stiff, and there are hardly enough variations to add to your list either. 

There's a decent amount of competition in this niche, as seen in the Competition column in our keyword research results. The obvious target keywords are "shopping cart," "shopping cart software," and the like. All of them have high monthly search values alongside equally high competition.

Shopping Carts - Traffic Travis results

 

Keywords in these niche are mostly keywords with buyer intent: "best shopping cart," "ecommerce packages," and "get shopping cart." You'll also see interest in "free" keywords, like "free shopping cart." They have good monthly search values, but there's not so many of them in this niche compared to others. Probably because there aren't that many free shopping carts available. 

 

Shopping Cart - Affilotools Keyword Research Results

 

I went over to Affilotools to see if I could get better results but it's pretty much the same. You're going to need to dig a bit deeper to get some viable keywords in this niche. Ubersuggest.org can give you good variations. However, you should really consider related keywords that you can write about in blog posts and articles, like "setting up your online store," "successful online business." or "what you need for your online store." These are keywords that are related to the general e-commerce niche, but you can write an article about them that includes and refers to shopping carts. They will also help establish you as an expert, leading your readers to trust you. 

Shopping Cart Affiliate Programs

The trick to finding them is to check out eCommerce service providers.

As always, I checked on ClickBank's Marketplace first before searching online. There were no shopping cart affiliate programs. However, I did come across an interesting Wordpress theme that will turn your site to an e-commerce website. It's related to what I'm looking for, but not related enough to include here.

So, I went online yet again to look for shopping cart affiliate programs. Some of the good ones are as follows :

e-Junkie - Shopping Cart Affiliate Programs

1. e-Junkie

e-Junkie primarily offers shopping carts but they also have an active Marketplace where you can buy unique digital products.

They also help merchants manage their own affiliate program, and affiliates can equally register to access

How much can I make?
20% of your referred member’s monthly subscription.

How do I apply?
Find out more, or register, through their affiliate page.

X-Cart - Shopping Cart Affiliate Programs

2. X-Cart

X-Cart provides small and large businesses alike with e-commerce solutions ranging from an SEO-friendly catalog, to a newsletter feature for marketing. It's like a one-stop shop for entrepreneurs looking for a good e-commerce package.

How much can I make?
15% on all orders.

How do I apply?
X-Cart manages their own affiliate program. You can check out their affiliate page for more information.

CS-Cart - Shopping Cart Affiliate Programs

3. CS-Cart

CS-Cart provides a comprehensive shopping cart package, including an eBay add-on and a cloud storage option. The site also offers multi-vendor software for the daring entrepreneurs who want to create their own marketplaces.

How much can I make?
15% on the first software license.

How do I apply?
BlueSnap manages CS-Cart’s affiliate program. You need to register first as a BlueSnap affiliate and then go to the CS-Cart affiliate page for more details.

DirectPay - Shopping Cart Affiliate Programs

4. DirectPay

DirectPay is yet another eCommerce solutions provider that offers mobile payment tools and business development along with their online shopping cart system.

How much can I make?
30% of all monthly fees for the life of the account.

How do I apply?
No affiliate network to sign up with. Just go to the DirectPay affiliate page to register as their affiliate.

3dCart.com - Shopping Cart Affiliate Programs

5. 3dCart.com

3dCart.com has been offering eCommerce solutions since 1997. The provide small business with B2B eCommerce solutions, subscription software and point-of-sale alongside their staple shopping cart solutions.

How much can I make?
As much as 300%.

How do I apply?
3dCart.com manages their own affiliate program so you can head on to their affiliates page for more information and to register.

 

Shopping for Links

Let people know you have just the shopping cart solution for them.

Link building is challenging, but it's a crucial step in getting traffic to your site. Knowing the various link building methods, and having a link building strategy in place helps a lot in transitioning from site building to traffic generation. Make sure to have at least a rough draft of your plan before you build the site so that when the time comes for building links, you won't get stuck.

Content Strategy

Long gone are the days when an e-commerce store could just stick up some product descriptions and call it done. If you want your online store to thrive, you need to think about content — even before you start thinking about link building.

Content strategy is about planning and managing the content you publish on your site. You can't just sit down and write something when the mood strikes you. If you want successful content that turns readers into loyal customers, then you need to do proper research on your topic, be creative on how you present your content , and publish regularly. You can do blog posts, videos, and even infographics related to trends in your niche, shopping guides to help people select products, information about sales promotions, and of course, information about shopping carts and e-commerce software. Then, you can spread your content via email newsletters and social media to help get the word out and encourage people to share links back to your site.

Link Indexing

This is an oft-forgotten link building method, probably because you don't really have to do it often. You can gather the backlinks you've created, and after a certain point, run them through sites link Pingler.com and get them all indexed.

Don't let any good backlinks you've made sit and wait to get indexed. You can help speed up the process, which means you might see changes in your search engine results sooner than later.

Press Releases

Businesses often have special offers to help increase sales. They also have product launches, and other sales events. You can write press releases sharing this information, with a link going back to your site. These backlinks have an advantage in that they'll bring consumers eager to buy right to your site.

Shopping Cart Affiliate Programs: In the Bag or Back on the Shelf?

This niche can be highly lucrative, but requires more work than others.


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Shopping cart affiliate programs go in the bag. Definitely! The commission might not seem a lot, but e-commerce packages usually costs hundreds of dollars a year — and sometimes more than $100 a month! A 10% commission for a $300 package gets you $30. Some of the commissions are recurring, too, so you earn as long as the member you referred is subscribed to the service. Give your customers some good resources to help them thrive and you'll have commissions rolling in for a while. 

You have to watch out for the competition though. Be ready with your link building and marketing strategies. Having a solid content strategy in place is a must: High-quality, creative content can get users to your site, and get them to keep coming back.

I would recommend this niche to people new to affiliate marketing, but I would suggest they build a site that focuses on e-commerce as a whole. There's only a few truly great shopping cart affiliate programs you can promote, and you can only write so much about them. I would include some web hosting affiliate programs too, and maybe some email marketing affiliate programs as well. These are all related to creating an online shop.

But I would start small by focusing on any of these affiliate programs, then add more later on.

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Would you go into the shopping cart or e-commerce niche? Are there any niches you think are better than this? Leave a comment and let us know!

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Managing Micro-Influencers on a Performance Plus Basis from Affiliate Summit East 2017

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This was a conference session titled Managing Micro-Influencers on a Performance Plus Basis at Affiliate Summit East 2017, which took place July 30 – August 1, 2017, at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.

Alison Chew at Affiliate Summit East 2017

Session speaker(s):

  • Alison Chew, Global Director, Strategic Partners, Acceleration Partners

Session description:
Alison Chew will review strategies for identifying the best influencers for your brand and will demonstrate new payment models that close the loop on tracking engagement to clicks, orders and sales.

Experience Level: Beginner
Target Audience: Merchant/Advertiser
Niche/Vertical: Micro-Influencers

Slides: Managing Micro-Influencers on a Performance Plus Basis

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Note: the companies and positions listed above were current as of the time of the conference. Some of this information may have changed since then.

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10 Alternative Affiliate Networks to Clickbank

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If you've listened to much of my training, when it comes to showing you how to find affiliate products to promote quite often I personally refer to the Clickbank Marketplace. The reason I do this is because Clickbank approves virtually everyone (unless you are from Nigeria or some other country outside their approval zones), and they have an amazing selection of products to promote with high commissions.

The other reasons are because most of the money that I make comes from Clickbank and also because they are extremely reliable with their on time payments, and I've built up a good relationship with them over the years.

However, in this blog post I want to share with you a list of other alternatives for you to consider as I don't want my own bias to prevent you from seeing that there is a whole world of affiliate offers to promote outside of Clickbank.

I think joining all 10 of these will be overkill, but billions of dollars in transactions are being made every year through these other networks, and many have fantastic offers that are not available at ClickBank.

I have several affiliate millionaire friends who earn the majority of their income outside of Clickbank, and you may find some of these affiliate marketing platforms very useful to join.

In no particular order, here they are:

1. Rakuten LinkShare

Rakuten LinkShare offers affiliate programs from big brands, but you have to apply to promote them and it’s not always easy to get accepted. Best for those with some experience already. 

Rakuten LinkShare Marketing Rakuten LinkShare has a lot of physical products to promote, including some big-brands. It's not the fastest to sign-up to, or the simplest to navigate, but there's a lot of helpful guidance as you go. 

You have to sign-up with each individual advertiser before you can promote their products. This draws out the process, but also demonstrates that higher-quality is important here.

You can find more information comparing Rakuten LinkShare and Clickbank here
 

2. CJ Affiliate by Conversant

CJ Affiliate by Conversant is easy to use and full of useful stats. There’s a large variety of product types to promote. 

CJ Affiliate by ConversantCJ Affiliate is like Rakuten Linkshare in that you have to apply to individual advertisers, which takes more time than the instant acceptance of many other networks (such as ClickBank). 

However, it’s usually not too difficult to get accepted by most advertisers here; you just have to be a legitimate marketer with ethical practices. 

It’s easy to filter the products here by category, serviceable area, language, currency etc… This makes it very convenient for you to find the best products to promote quickly and painlessly.

CJ Affiliate has a very large variety of products to promote. If you’d like to know exactly how to use CJ Affiliate by Conversant, check out the guide in our free lessons here.

Learn more about how CJ Affiliate compares to ClickBank here.
 

3. ShareASale

ShareASale is another well-known affiliate network with a lot of product options.

ShareASaleIt’s simple and easy to sign up for ShareASale, but it’s not the most straightforward platform for navigating the available features. Search for merchants using the "Merchants" icon at the top, then “Search for Merchants”. You can then filter via keyword, category, or a mixture of information in an advanced search.

It’s not easy to get started joining affiliate programs. You have to verify that you own your website before you can join any of them, which involves placing a key in your website’s header tag. 

A bonus with ShareASale is being able to add products to your "basket," which means you can save information about merchants or products that you’d like to apply for, review, or export later on.

There is quite a wide variety of both physical and digital products on this network. Find out more about how ShareASale directly compares to ClickBank here.

 

4. Market Health

Market Health is best for affiliates looking to promote physical products in health-related niches. Newbie friendly. 

Market HealthMarket Health is an affiliate network with a broad variety of health products. Some of the categories include general health, weight loss, colon health, men’s health, cosmetics, health and beauty, skin care, sports nutrition and others.

It’s super easy to sign up, and the site is extremely straightforward to use. You can browse by product category, you can look at their featured products or you can sort by country/language.  

If your website topic is anything to do with the health niche, then this could be a really great network for you to use. 

Check out the full lesson for more information on Market Health and how it compares to ClickBank.
 

5. Neverblue

Neverblue is a CPA network with a great reputation, but it can be difficult to get accepted. 

NeverblueNeverblue is a very well respected CPA, or cost-per-action, network. This basically means you get a commission when people go and perform an action, such as signing up or entering details into a form.  

Neverblue connects people who want traffic and leads with those who can direct it their way. Neverblue has an incredible reputation. Everywhere I’ve looked, people are very happy with the support and communication, as well as the commissions and integrity.

The trickiest thing about Neverblue is getting accepted. The site is very careful about the potential for fraud and will do a check on everyone before accepting them. In saying that, if you’ve got nothing to hide, just be honest and you’ll be fine. 

The site offers a wide variety of opportunities to choose from, and it's known for paying correctly and on time.

Find out more about how Neverblue compares to ClickBank here.
 

6. Affiliate.com

Another CPA network, less prominent than Neverblue but still reputable. 

affiliate.comAffiliate.com tends to prefer intermediate to advanced affiliates, so if you don’t have much experience yet you’d probably be best to try one of the other networks first. 

To sign up with the site, you have to fill out an affiliate application, which the site will review within 2 business days. You'll get a call to confirm all of your information and be assigned to an affiliate manager. 

At this point in time, Affiliate.com claims almost 2,000 live campaigns in a variety of categories, so there’s definitely a large selection to choose from. 

Check out the free lesson to see how Affiliate.com directly compares to ClickBank.
 

7. JVZoo

A digital product network like Clickbank.

JVZooJVZoo is very similar to Clickbank in that it’s a network for affiliates and sellers based around digital products. It’s easy to navigate, and, just like with Clickbank, you can check out the marketplace to get an idea of the products you could promote before you’ve even signed up.

There are a lot of less-than-ideal affiliate programs on this network however. Some have terrible grammar mistakes or poorly-executed sales pages. 

This doesn't mean that you can't succeed with JVZoo, it just means you have to carefully filter through the products before you decide to promote something on your site. This is true of any network, but especially important here.

I like how Nathaniel explains it in his review, “Can You Make Money on JVZoo?,” so check that out if you’d like more information about this network.

Go to the full lesson to see how JVZoo directly compares to ClickBank.
 

8. PeerFly

A high-quality CPA network, which prides itself on being custom-built.

PeerFlyPeerfly is another CPA affiliate network, once again with high-quality offers and a great reputation, but you do have to apply and be approved. 

This verification process is a really good thing, even if it takes a little more time and effort. It means that if you do get accepted, you’re in good hands.

The cool thing about PeerFly is that the software is custom built, so you’re unlikely to experience downtime or other hosting related issues. 

You can apply to be a publisher from anywhere in the world. PeerFly has a convenient payment options. You can even opt for weekly payments, so you won’t be waiting around to get your commissions. The site offers PayPal, Payoneer, check, wire, or ACH transfers if you live in the US.

You can also access your stats on your phone via the mobile stats page. 

Find more information about how PeerFly directly compares to ClickBank here.
 

9. Amazon Associates

An enormous variety of products to promote, but low commissions.

Amazon AssociatesEveryone has heard of Amazon. It’s a big player in the e-tail and internet marketing games, and as an affiliate you can take advantage of this huge network. 

This is probably one of the broadest networks that you could promote from, with something for nearly any niche. It’s also extremely easy and straightforward to start promoting products.

The well-known name of Amazon means that there's a strong level of trust associated with buying from this network. This works in your favour when you promote the products here.

The downside here is that the commission rate is tiny, you have a much smaller window in which to convince people to buy (only 24 hours) and it's hard to get approved by the network. Ideally, you need a website which already has a healthy level of traffic to get accepted, and to make it worth your while.

You can find more information or sign up for Amazon Associates here

Check out the full lesson to see more about how Amazon Associates compares to ClickBank.
 

10. eBay Partner Network

Huge variety of products, but you need a website with quality traffic to succeed.

eBay partner networkeBay Partner Network is a very similar story to the Amazon Associates network. There’s a huge amount of products available for you to promote, and you get the added advantage of eBay's credibility: People know that it’s safe to buy from eBay. 

It’s hard to get accepted into this network unless you have a website with a lot of quality traffic, which is fair enough, as you need that quality traffic to earn a decent commission here anyway. 

You can learn more about the commissions you can earn from the eBay Partner network here

Check out the full lesson to learn more about how the eBay Partner Network directly compares to ClickBank.

 

So what should I choose?

Depending on your individual marketing requirements, you could choose one or more of these networks to promote from.

If you’re looking for digital products, Clickbank is actually one of the best networks. It has high commission percentages and a wide variety of products to choose from, many of which are good quality. 

If you haven’t found what you’re looking for with Clickbank previously, I’d try using the gravity filter to find the best niche and products for you before giving up. You can find a guide on how to get the most from Clickbank here

Alternatively, if you’re looking for physical products, rather than the digital products of Clickbank, the best options are:

If none of the above are calling to you, or you just have more of an interest in CPA marketing, the best two networks to apply for are Neverblue and PeerFly

If you’ve got a lot of experience and traffic or a large social following, you may wish to try your hand with promoting via Amazon and/or eBay. It’s just about having the right audience for promoting products from these well-known sites.

If you'd like to compare networks directly for yourself, try this table as a guide:

Comparison Table of Clickbank Alternatives

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You’re not restricted to any one network or platform, so you might as well try any that seem like they could be of use to you. 

There are many other networks than the ones that I've listed above, but these are the ones that either I know others are being hugely successful in, or I have met personally with the networks and know of the quality of their organization and offers.

I'm interested in your comments, so let me know of your own experiences and opinions below.

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Newbies, these things don’t really matter in affiliate marketing

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Business Investment Strategy 101: How To Fund Your Small Business?

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You don’t need to be a financial expert to realize that there’s something wrong with the economy, and traditional solutions aren’t working anymore. Things keep getting more expensive, and wages are steadier than ever. More and more people are starting to realize that the answer isn’t a 9 to 5 job, and if they want a more secure future, they’ll have to do more. Investments are becoming more popular among the middle class, and people are starting their own businesses everywhere to secure a better future for themselves and their families. Yet, it’s not that easy, and to start a business, there’s much that needs to happen. The first problem most encounter at first is how to fund their small business, because you are going to need some form of capital to do that. It’s not easy, but it’s definitely doable, and this is how you do it.

Do it yourself

Might seem like a no brainer, but your first approach to funding your project should always be doing it yourself.  This can keep you going for a while until a more extensive source of funding comes along, but it can definitely be done. You can do so by going through your assets, if you have any, and selling whatever you can of it to get that initial boost needed to get the business going. This is why saving from an early age is always a great thing to do. That can include a savings account, some gold you have stored, an apartment somewhere or a piece of real estate that can get you some money, and so on. You could also resort to zero interest credit cards; it’s definitely not the easy way out, but it’s your own project and you’ll need to invest in it one way or another at some point.

Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding has been quite the popular approach to starting businesses over the past few years, and plenty of companies are doing it and are killing it through crowdfunding campaigns. If the project is creative enough, and has enough promise to it, you’ll find that plenty of people are willing to help you. Sites like Kickstarter.com can help you get to your end goal of a starting capital, and they’ve funded hundreds of projects since they first came to life. It isn’t exactly a long term solution though, and it’ll only get you started, but you’ll have to make your own way after that.

Loans

You knew eventually this one would come up. Nobody likes taking loans from banks, but sometimes they’re the only option you’re going to get. Fortunately enough, lending restrictions are not that tight for all banks. Some offer easier rules and procedures, but you never know what comes with that. Bank loans aren’t your only option though, you can get an inheritance advance on that money that’s taking months, maybe even years, to get processed in the courtrooms. Probate is the legal process in which assets are transferred from a deceased person to their heirs, but this happens through legal proceedings through a court which decides if all things are in order and who should get what. The option of an inheritance loan can come in handy, and after you finally get your inheritance, you can pay it back.

While some people don’t like bank loans for their high-interest rates, they might not also have any impending inheritance. But there’s another option of title loans, which is basically when you give up ownership of your car or vehicle title, temporarily, and you get an amount of money for it. Title loans have a lot of pros and cons, but one of the most important pros is the fact that the lenders don’t put too much weight on credit history. You might have to pay higher interest rates in that case if you have a bad history.

Friends and family

There’s always the option of borrowing money from friends and family, and it’s probably one of your easier outs. Unless your family consists of some seriously bad people, it’s highly doubtful that they’ll charge you for interest rates, or put you away if you’re behind on payments.

Angel investors and accelerators

This is probably how most startups get their money these days, and it’s one of the most eloquent paths you could take to raise money for your startup. You need some really good connections and a powerful, scalable model to reach out to either, though. An angel investor is a person, or a company, that will basically give you the money in exchange for owning a piece of your business. So, they need to see that your business has potential and can actually grow into something big that will make their investment worthwhile. The same goes for accelerators, as they also own shares in the company in exchange for initial funds. This is why the process of planning out your business and having a solid plan for the future will come in handy when you do need the money.

Competitions

Startup contests are also another excellent way to go about getting that initial funding your business needs. Some competitions only need an idea for an entry, but it has to be something really special. Others require a scalable and clear picture of how your business will unfold in the future. Whatever the case may be, if you do all the right things and get all the necessary details in order, you can get your initial funding without having to pay anyone back.

Plan ahead, work hard

The truth is, everybody wants to start their own business and make it as an independent entrepreneur, but very few actually make it. It’s a lot of hard work and sleepless nights of planning ahead to what might be your key to financial security. It won’t come to life overnight, and even if you somehow managed to secure the initial funding, you have to know what you’re doing. If you’re just winging it and hoping for the best, you’ll have very little chance of success.

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The Complete Guide to Finding and Recruiting Quality Affiliates

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So you’re finally ready to start your affiliate program. Congratulations! Of course, just launching that program is not enough. If you want it to be successful, you still need to recruit quality affiliates. That is what we are going to cover in this post: program promotion and affiliate recruitment strategies …

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💡 6 Types of Content to Boost Your Social Media Engagement

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This should be FUN – and they’re all easy ways to see fast results. 🙂

My challenge to you for the week: Do each of these 6 easy content ideas to improve your traffic & social media engagement!

Alice Seba posed a question this week on Facebook in one of her groups about free vs paid content, or access to you. My answer to that was 1- it depends on your niche and business model (of course). And 2- The more content I create and the more accessible I am to my audience… the more money I make. 😉

If you want exposure, traffic & sales – creating content is the answer. Even if it’s just on social media (quick & easy!) and even if you don’t yet have anything to offer or sell (use affiliate links!).

It’s just TOO EASY to be making sales online right now for you to NOT be doing it.

Maybe you don’t believe ^ that, or you’re not really sure YOU can easily make sales (or even make a living!) online. But maybe THAT alone is what keeps you from doing the things that will prove that you can. 😉

Also, check out my P.S. below to see what I’m reading today (and why)…

6 Types of Content to Boost Your Social Media Engagement

✅ Create visual content: a quote graphic, tip graphic, infographic, photo illustrating your topic, etc. * Canva is a great free resource with tons of free templates.

✅ Create a video. It could be a short video demonstrating a how-to, a tip video, something inspirational or motivational. Itt could be an “over the shoulder” look at your hands doing something or a product and how to use it. It could be an educational video made in Powerpoint or Keynote (slides) exported to video format. Lots of EASY ideas!

✅ Host a contest or giveaway 🎁

✅ Respond to DM’s (Direct Messages) or follow up with someone that messaged you recently – check in to see how it worked out, or if that worked for them, etc.

✅ Create a Top Tips or How-To post on something very specific. Make it “actionable content” for your readers to experience a sense of achievement.

✅ Ask your audience questions! It encourages responses and interaction. Then respond to those questions and keep the discussion going. (Higher engagement = more social media reach on any platform!)

* Tip: Repurpose that Q&A into blog posts, a short report, a Facebook Live series – or all of the above. 😉

✅ Start an Idea Journal for content ideas as they come to you. If you already have one, revisit it this week: does it need to be organized or updated? Or pick an idea from your list and run with it!

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More free ideas & resources for you to make the challenge above EASY and FUN…

📲 Social Media Content Ideas Generator – Grab the Free Brainstorming Tool at the end of this post. ✔

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Be sure to download the “Free Checklist: How To Build a 5-Star Social Media Reputation” while you’re there! 😉

Get out there and MAKE THINGS HAPPEN. 💪

Best,
Lynn Terry
ClickNewz.com

p.s. Right now I’m reading Endless Instagram Traffic (Even If You Have No Followers) by Debbie Drum. While I’m doing GREAT with my niche Instagram account already, I’m always interested in learning new ways to improve my results – and always curious to see how & what other people are doing to get great results. 😉

Lynn Terry, ClickNewz - Work Hard, Make It Happen!

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