Monthly Archives: January 2014

Announcement: Welcome To My Blog!

Hi, I’m Thomas – nice to meet you, and welcome to my new blog!

After years of struggling, I’ve finally decided to take some massive action…

So on this blog, I’ll be documenting my findings from my new journey into the Internet Marketing industry – including what works, what doesn’t work, and everything in between.

I’m all about giving value, so stay tuned for my step-by-step guides, video tutorials, and helpful tips to help you make your first money online.

Finally, to learn more about me, my story and how I’ll be helping you achieve your goals, please check out my About Me page.

I’ll be in touch,
– Thomas Burke.

Become a big time internet marketer (big fish) by choosing the right niche (pond)

Want to become a Big Time Internet Marketer? The world wide web is a truly international marketplace. That is a great thing in many ways but it can also make it rather hard to promote or sell yourself, the stuff you produce or want to sell or the things you want to do to help others out, while making a few bucks, or more, for yourself. There is so much competition and competitors that have so many resourses, that the only way that you will be able to compete is if you can come up with a highly effective marketing technique that people in that niche will be turned on by.

If you have a passion for a particular niche and really want to become a big time internet marketer, it will be so much easier for you to enter that niche and do very well. Even so you will still have some competitors, if you have chosen a good niche, because a niche with no competitors usually proves to be a niche that nobody has any interest in. Having some interest in the niche will make it far easier for you to come up with valuable content that people in that niche will be interested in as well as well as hopefully, sometimes, be interested in buying.

The more experience you can muster in the niche, showing that you have become a big time internet marketer, the better it will be for establishing your authority, which will make it all that much easier for you to produce valuable products and have the image of someone that yours subscribers would want to buy and learn from.

It is probably best not to choose too small of a niche as there could be very few people interested in that niche and at the same time one person in that niche could already hold a huge amount of power and authority in that niche, making it very difficult to break in. So look to join a bit large niche where there is a least some competition.

Make sure not to every say anything bad about your competitors. Just look for an angle where you can be a little bit different than them. In some cases you could even work together, promoting each others products.

Always track everything you do, using services like , and if things don’t seem to be going so well, maybe choose a bit more targeted niche, or just start trying out a completely different niche.

To become a big success (big fish) on the Internet, you must either build a huge company with international recognition or set your terms of success tightly. If you are hoping to come up with a search engine that is more popular than the almighty Google, that would be an almost impossible dream, but putting up a site that eventually becomes the number-one resource for dentists in Chicago, homeowners in Miami, or roofers in Indiana, is a goal that can actually be achieved.

Don’t fail to spend a reasonable amount of time in choosing your niche (pond) very carefully.

To Your Success,

Thomas Burke

5 Helpful Tips To Make Money With Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing has become a popular way for people looking to make some extra money or start their own online business working from home without the need for a lot of start up costs. One of the good things about it is that you don’t have to be a technical person to make money with affiliate marketing. But, below are some tips that can help get you started on the right path, and avoid some of the costly pitfalls. It is helpful to know what to look out for.

1. Find something unique to promote

Choosing to promote the same things that thousands of other affiliates are promotings, just makes your job a lot harder from the beginning.. You should find a unique but still in demand item to promote. This can give you the added benefit of not having to compete against so many other affiliates out there to find traffic (buyers).

2. Chose products that have quality promotional tools already available.

When you first get started in trying to make money with affiliate marketing, you will learn that having quality affiliate tools, like banners and emails to send out can save you a lot of time and money on getting your own make and tested or doing is all yourself. Spend some time and see what the merchants are offering to help you out with your sales. Some offer lots of date and others provides other helpful promo tools like keyword list, images and articles.

3. Here is a list of some useful affiliate tools that you should look for:

Pre-written emails
Adwords adverts
Free eBook samples with your links included
Product Images
Product reviews for you blog

4. Never use a bare affiliate link.

One thing many affiliate marketers forget to do is tracking and testing their results. This can go a long was in improving the effectiveness or your campaigns by allowing you to see how small changes to various can change the results that you get. It is important to know how your site is being found by the visitors along with how long they stay on your site and what they do while they are on your site.

There are lots of paid software programs for tracking, but they can be expensing and in the beginning free tools like Google analytics are quite good enough.

5. Take some time and set everything up right and then enjoy long term profits.

Affiliate marketers get paid a percentage of the sale of a product or a fixed fee for actions taken. These percentages are decided by the owner and can sometimes be as high as 100%, though the percentage for an information product is usually 50%. Sometimes you are paid your commission and that is the end and sometimes there are continuety programs where you continue to get paid monthly as long as the buyer maintains the subscription, with no further work required on your part.

At last you should remember to treat this like a business from they beginning and not like a hobby. It is not a push button business. It will take some work, especially in the beginning, but it will be well worth it.