Ninety percent of the links on this blog and my other website are affiliate links. You know, you go on a blog, read about a service or product, click the link to check it out, buy it or sign up for a subscription and the person who referred you gets a cut (usually 4-12%). Sounds great right? Well, it kinda is. And you should be doing this too, especially if you have a website of any description.
Finding and creating content quickly is the bane of every individual who works in publishing on the internet. It takes ages to create your own processes that work quickly and efficiently to find you reputable sources of content, and see as how many people don’t even know where to start, I thought I’d share some quick and easy tips for creating content surrounding your brand on the internet. First, let’s start by defining what kinds of content there is.
Recently I’ve been trying to get in touch with some new press contacts for my fashion sales alerts company Shop Of Me and no matter what I always find myself being redirected back to LinkedIn. With 238 million professional members (and some not so professional ) its no wonder that, to find some decent (up-to-date) contact info, this is the network to do it.
There are countless programs (okay, maybe like 23) out there that promise to monitor your brand and help you engage with your audience, all for the low low price of £1200 a month. Yeah, no thanks. I think I’ll be fine with my budget of about £40 a month and these two great services that make companies like Salesforce redundant (I’m not going to be talking about sales funnels in this post – if you want me to write one about that leave a comment).
Today is a sad day, well I should say last week was a sad week. That’s because one of my favourite Pinterest tools – Pingraphy has shut down for reasons unknown (they’ve been awfully quiet).
Pingraphy.com was nothing short of a miracle for one of the highwest traffic driving platforms on the web. I use Pinterest for several (actually ALL now that I think of it) of my clients’ online presences and this tool (which came with a bookmarklet) would pin several images at once and included the ability to schedule pins – something that has been invaluable when managing several accounts.
I was asked to deliver a talk on how to ‘Monetize your Blog’s Content’ last Monday to a group of nearly 40 bloggers, brands and designers belonging to the London Fashion Bloggers group organised by Diana Kakkar from Trend Bridged. I only had 30 minutes (I ran over) and a lot of information to get through so it was no wonder I had some many people with questions afterwards!