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Cheapest way to outsource SEO tasks and get some traffic

Tired of spending so much time trying to get natural traffic to your website? There’s an easy way to get some help with your mundane SEO tasks. On gig site Upto20.com you can find workers overseas (or here in north America) that are willing to work hard for your American Dollars. For $5, $10, $15 or $20, you can hire people to perform jobs for you, small and large. From posting backlinks, article writing/submission, social bookmarking, twitter posting, acquiring twitter followers, directory submission, blog/forum commenting, or getting someone to tattoo your logo on their forehead, you can find someone to do (almost) anything as it relates to promoting your site.

Recently I purchased a job where someone posted a tweet to a link to one of my sites to their 35,000 followers for $5. Doesn’t get much better than that. If you are really trying to increase natural traffic to one of your web properties, Upto20 is a great place to spend some $ and get a great bang for your buck.

There’s No Money At All in Local Lead Gen

Yeah, I’m being sarcastic.

Today Tech Crunch released an article about Groupon‘s financial situation.  The current valuation of the company is $1.35 BILLION dollars.  They just raised $130 MILLION in VC funds.  That’s on top of the $1 MILLION + they are making per week in PROFIT. We all know there is no money in local lead gen 🙂  lol

In my opinion, Groupon is a pure example of how much potential there is in local lead generation.  People like the idea so much that they have been copying Groupon’s site idea and starting similar sites overseas.  Some even use the exact same design and everything. There is huge potential with local markets, because competition is minimal, and barrier to entry is low.  Even with Groupon’s seemingly “monopolistic” takeover and intimidating size, there is virtually limitless potential in the local space. Remember, Groupon is only advertising ONE company’s offer in a geographic area each day.  There are thousands of other companies to target.

If you are looking to get into this space and learn what you need to know to get started, consider ordering Local Lead Plan.  Its a set of PDF guides to teach you all the secrets of a successful local lead generator.  I’ve heard many good things about this program/tutorial, so consider it a good investment.

How to grow your Twitter following

Social marketing is becoming the new source of traffic for many affiliates and companies.  As an affiliate, you can leverage this traffic and start making money by using sites like Twitter.  There are many tools out there on the marketplace to help you generate income with Twitter, but one I have been playing around with recently has worked pretty well for me.  It’s called Social Snipe, and it was created by my friend (and well known affiliate marketer) Ian Fernando at IanFernando.com.  You can use this tool to build a massive, extremely targeted following on Twitter — and once you have a large following, you can start tweeting about products that your followers are interested in (directing traffic to your landing pages).  There are a couple pretty cool features that this program offers:

1. The follow tool allows you to either follow the followers of certain twitter accounts or you can follow accounts which have tweeted about a keyword of your choosing (you can even choose to only follow people who have tweeted the keyword in the past X tweets).

2. Geo targeting Twitter users. You can find users within a certain distance from your IP.

3. Time based following and tweeting. By using this feature, you wont get flagged by Twitter and have your account blocked.  You can schedule your tweets as well so it looks like you are constantly using your Twitter account.

4. Unfollow users that are not following you back. If you follow 500 people and only 200 follow you back, you have the option to unfollow the 300 who did not reciprocate your follow.

There are a bunch of other cool features but I wanted to highlight these since I think they are the most useful.

Welcome to my blog

Hey everyone.  My name is Mike, and this is my blog.  I’ve had a few blogs in the past but this one will be more permanent and updated regularly.  I primarily created it for my affiliates who are new to affiliate marketing, but I also plan to include information that can be used by tenured publishers as well.

If you want to learn some stuff about me, just click on the about me link on the top.  I hope I can provide some useful information for my subscribers.