Author Archives: Dave

Navigating Your Cpanel and Hosting

This is a beginner’s tutorial to using Cpanel to manage your web hosting account.  We can’t cover every single thing that Cpanel can do, because it’s just too complex.  It’s so complex that many people are afraid to even use it. It can certainly be a bit scary for anyone who hasn’t used it before.  Technical people pick it up pretty quickly, but non-technical people usually stick to using only the most basic features to avoid confusing […]

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Getting Indexed Fast in Google

A lot of people seem to think it takes weeks (or even months) to get indexed in Google, but that’s just not true.  Almost anyone can get his or her site crawled and indexed in two weeks or less – sometimes you can even be listed in the Google index in as little as a few hours! There are several ways to get indexed quickly.  All of them involve getting links to your site on other sites […]

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Creating a Minisite

The word “mini site” can refer to a number of different things.  Some people call small niche article sites mini sites, but that isn’t the general use of the word.  In Internet marketing, the word “mini site” is generally used to refer to very small websites that are set up to sell a product – usually an eBook or other digital download. Most mini sites are only 1-5 pages.  Some of them are only a single sales […]

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Branding Your Name on the ‘Net

Branding your name (or your pen name) is very important on the Internet, no matter what niche you’re in.  You need to establish yourself as an authority in your market, because people trust authority figures. They trust their recommendations, they trust that their products will be of good quality, and they trust that they have integrity.  It also lends credence to the buyer that you’re a real person – not just some nameless, faceless entity trying to […]

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Social Networking on Squidoo

Squidoo is a remarkable resource for Internet marketers.  It’s what’s considered a web 2.0 site that allows users to create “lenses,” which are individual pages situated on the Squidoo.com domain that promote a specific topic. You may be wondering what’s so great about that, when thousands of other sites allow you to do the same thing.  But Squidoo is unique.  Not only do they make it incredibly easy to create a web page, ripe with graphics, content, […]

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Networking with Other Online Marketers

 The Internet marketing industry is an isolating career at times. You work from home, usually on solo projects, and except for the occasional forum and chat room participation, you don’t have the opportunity to interact with others. Some newbie ‘net marketers take it to an extreme level of isolation, never branding their name, watching forum posts from the sidelines, too scared to put themselves out there for judgment in the marketplace. But networking will help you make […]

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Joint Venture Opportunities

Joint ventures (also known as JVs) are partnerships between two or more people, usually with the purpose of cross-promoting products.  There are various types of JVs, and what you offer your JV partners will depend on what you have to bring to the table, and what you’re looking for in return. Most JVs are really affiliate relationships.  You have a product – your JV partner has a forum, website, or email list.  Your JV partner sends an […]

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Forum Marketing at Its Best

Forum marketing is an excellent way to market products for free.  But there are a few tricks to marketing on forums without getting banned.  You have to be careful not to do any blatant advertising or you’ll probably get banned very quickly. The first thing you should do when you’re new to a forum is create an interesting profile.  Add an avatar that’s a picture of yourself, or a picture related to the niche.  If you’re in […]

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An Introduction to Video Marketing

 Video is a spectacular way to market on the Internet, especially now that so many Internet users have broadband access.  More users are able to view and download video.  Video sharing websites are more popular than ever. YouTube is one of the most visited websites in the world, and other video sharing sites are growing in popularity, too – including niche specific sites, like those for Internet marketing. As a result of the gain in popularity of […]

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Repeat Revenue with Membership Sites

 Many Internet marketers are turning to membership sites as a way of earning recurring cash.  Membership sites can be great for bringing in money month after month, with very little extra work required to maintain them. A membership site is a site that’s password protected, and generally requires users to pay a monthly fee.  Most membership sites are protected by special scripts that handle the managing of the usernames and passwords of members.  They also take care […]

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