Generate Residual Income with Online Affiliates

It still surprises me when I come across someone that has never heard of affiliations or affiliate programs. While affiliations will likely not make you rich, they are a great source of extra revenue without much work.

It also surprises me when asked, “What is residual income?”

Read on as I explore both affiliate programs and residual income.

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WishList Insider Forum Focus – 01

We realize a lot can happen throughout the course of a week.  Everyone can become busy with a little of “this” and a lot of “that” during their day to day lives so it’s not always easy to keep on top of all the useful and helpful posts within the Insider Forums.

For these reasons we have decided to apply some focus to a number of posts each week that we believe can benefit our Members.

Read on for summaries and links to this week’s “Forum Focus” Posts.

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Video Tutorial: How to Display Specific Items in Navigation using the WLM API

Today’s video tutorial deals with the WishList Member API and how you can use it to display specific items in your site navigation.

Some knowledge of code is needed to work with the API in this case so please know that this tutorial is for the more moderate and advanced users out there.

We encourage everyone to check it out as this may be something that you want to include on your site whether you code it yourself or work with a developer to accomplish the end results.

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Books: Do the Web Write: Writing for and Marketing Your Website

Like a fledgling author staring at a page with nothing but “Chapter 1” written down, many business owners have terrific ideas but don’t know how to communicate them effectively.

Others are very aware they need to produce something but have no idea what to say beyond a vague “Please buy my product or service.”

Do the Web Write: Writing for and Marketing your Web by Dan Furman covers the fine art of content writing and getting your point across plainly without popular buzzwords. If there’s anything the author can’t stand it’s pointless buzzwords and other flowery speech.

This book is ideal for people wanting “real person” talk.

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Writing a Powerful Mission Statement – Where Do You Want Your Business To Go

First of all, a Mission Statement is not just for businesses. They can also be for the family, individuals, church, human resources, the non-profit, city & town managers, schools, teams and many others.

Right now we will be concentrating on the business Mission Statement.

The company mission statement can be something that drives the business while attracting clients or customers, and brands the service or product.

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Inside The Insider – Episode 20

What’s been happening this week inside WishList Insider?

The winds of change blow through the WLP offices this week as the departure of one of our iTi co-hosts appears to be on the horizon after reading some mail.  But have no fear, the news of the week is discussed before the potential hosting shake up occurs!

Translation: The possible final episode for one of the original co-hosts of iTi includes some pieces from the “mail bag” 🙂

They discuss…

  • The WINNER of last week’s T-Shirt Contest
  • A New Video Tutorial on adding a Tell-a-Friend Feature to your site
  • A Post from the Forums regarding Graphics for your site
  • The New version of WishList Member has been released

Click below to view this week’s episode.

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Data Loss – Prevention, Recovery, and Protection Tips

For most membership sites, content (data) is the lifeblood of your business.

It’s why people sign up in the first place and then continue to pay the costs set forth each month. Your data is obviously valuable to them, and certainly valuable to you.

So what would happen if you lost your data?

How many people would cancel their membership? How long would people wait before moving on to your competitor?

Today, we’ll talk about preventing data loss, how to recover lost data, and even protecting your data from other people.

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What is Mind Mapping Part 2 – Software

As the first article in this two-part series covered the basics of mind mapping, today’s post will briefly cover some very helpful mind mapping software.

You can use a mind map for just about anything that calls for planning and brainstorming.

Things like…

  • Dinner Parties
  • Community Event
  • Writing a Book
  • Article Submissions
  • Creating an Online Business
  • Cleaning & Organizing Your Home
  • Marketing Campaigns
  • Business Budgets & Finances
  • Planning Birthday Parties
  • Family Reunions
  • Class Projects

The list could go on and on… A mind map is one of the most effective ways to brainstorm ideas and concepts as it allows the user to SEE what they are thinking.  This allows thoughts to be organized more quickly which contributes to getting the job done faster!

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Video Tutorial: How to Add a “Tell-a-Friend” Form to Your Registration

If you have ever seen a “Tell-a-Friend” feature on a site or have used one yourself to inform someone about something you came across and believed they would enjoy, then today’s video tutorial could prove to be very useful.

People tend to want to share things they “stumble upon” online and this video will show you how to allow your members that option.

Check out the following video for some tips on how you could add your own “Tell-a-Friend” form to you Registration process.

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