Hey Chris! I stumbled upon your site from a few people. I’m now interested in starting a niche business and grow from there. I’ve tried to target another niche, with keywords as a first timer, and still having difficulties targeting certain keywords. I would like to get a boost of motivation on starting a small and simple amazon style niche site. I don’t know if you covered this, but I’d like to know what sort of criteria that you go through when choosing a site. So far, I have found a keyword with the following criteria:
While content consumption is the up-and-up, it might surprise you to find that the amount of time spent on Facebook per day has actually decreased. The current average amount of time spent on Facebook is 35 minutes per day.
Nowadays, almost everyone is into this lucrative field of making extra money. If you are a serious video content creator, then YouTube is the best platform for you to earn money thru affiliate marketing. This platform is prevalent among the masses and is divided into two kinds of groups- product creator and the product user. The former ones are the professional marketers, and the later ones fall into the category of casual marketers.
Although many social media marketers assume this number will plateau, it’s probably safe to say that Facebook will continue to grow until they run out of new users to sign up. Only a couple more billion to go!
On the other hand: the main reason of bankruptcy for small businesses is bad financial management. Simply said: to forget to make invoices, not checking the payments and not following bad payers. 1 out of 3 is going bankrupt for this reason alone. I had to learn it myself. I spend at least 10% of my time with financial stuff. I don’t love it but the bills get payed 😉
Automate what you can. There are plenty of digital marketing tools available. Again, some of them will require you to make an investment, but if it gives you more free time to build your business, then the return on investment should be positive.
Facebook’s In-Stream video ads break through long form video content by being placed at least 20 seconds in to the video in order to ensure that viewers are actively engaged. Slightly different than their video counterparts that run solely in the Facebook newsfeed, In-Stream videos are between 5-15 seconds long and are usually played with the sound on, giving more allowance for ad creativity. Also, add in their prediction that 75% of all mobile content will be video by 2020, and Facebook is offering brands a unique advertising opportunity.
You partner with a company selling products/services you’d like to recommend to your audience in exchange for a commission. You sign up for their affiliate program, grab your customized affiliate links, and place them (usually) in your blog or YouTube videos. When people click your link and sign up for something on your affiliate’s website, you get a cut of it.
Yes, you can because affiliate marketing does not violate any Adsense TOS. In fact, for me, affiliate marketing works better than Adsense, and that is one reason you see fewer AdSense ads here at ShoutMeLoud.
UPDATE February 6, 2018 — Facebook continues to grow, as does its video initiatives. In its Q4 2017 earnings call, the company announced its ongoing dedication to video in the next three years and drew particular attention to Facebook Watch and the launch of Watch Party, a feature which allows for shared viewing. It also announced updates to its video recommendations in order to “encourage meaningful interactions.” The changes have reportedly significantly decreased time spent on the platform.
Since the emergence of affiliate marketing, there has been little control over affiliate activity. Unscrupulous affiliates have used spam, false advertising, forced clicks (to get tracking cookies set on users’ computers), adware, and other methods to drive traffic to their sponsors. Although many affiliate programs have terms of service that contain rules against spam, this marketing method has historically proven to attract abuse from spammers.