How to make money onlineThere are many ways to make money online, but one of the better known ways is with affiliate marketing.

So what exactly is affiliate marketing?

Affiliate marketing is promoting someone’s product, service or company and getting paid commission on a sale.

How does this work?

The affiliate marketer places an ad or link on their website to advertise the product, service or company, and if someone places an order the advertiser receives a commission. A lot of companies advertise their affiliate products on affiliate networks like Commission Junction and Share A Sale.

What do I need to get started?

First of all you will need a website – most affiliate programs will not accept new affiliates without one. A simple WordPress blog should suffice in most cases.

It is also best to focus on a particular niche – preferable one that you have a genuine interest in, because you maybe spending a lot of time writing articles in your chosen niche and you have more chance of succeeding if you’re writing about something that you have a genuine interest.

To find out more about affiliate marketing there is a very good guide written by Nick Reese called Traffic and Trust, which is currently selling at $97.

$97 sounds like a lot of money, but believe me you can spend a lot of money learning about affiliate marketing and end up spending money on products that will get you nowhere.

Traffic and Trust is a very clear and concise guide on how to go start affiliate marketing. It also gives advice on creating a brand, content development, site promotion and there is a handy step by step planning guide at the end to get your affiliate marketing  plan up and running.

This book is good for beginners, but is also good for experienced affiliate marketers – there is some really good advice in the book and I would definately not recommend it otherwise.

At the end of the book there is a very good list of resources with links to some of the best known affiliate resources available on the internet – resources that will help with building your website, branding identity, analytics tools, affiliate networks, keyword analysis, search engine optimization, WordPress plugins, cloaking affiliate links and much more.

There are some really good videos as well on how to install some of the plugins mentioned in the book such as how to make a sitemap and submit it to Google Webmaster Tools and how to set up your robot.txt file.

You can buy Traffic and Trust here



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Total-Football-Trading ReviewMany of you will have heard of Betfair, which has a betting exchange and many of you will have dabbled with finding betting strategies that can make a regular profit. After researching various systems and methods for making a profit, I stumbled upon Total Football Trading, which is a canned selection of trading methods to accomplish such a feat. The reason for choosing a football betting strategy over other sports is that football provides one of the most liquid markets on the Betfair exchange. Liquid means that there is more money staked on football games than other sports in the exchange, which makes it easier to exit your trades and also trade with higher stakes.

After parting with your money and purchasing Total Football Trading, you will get some emails with links and passwords to a website where you can view the methods advertised.

One of the systems covered, and was the reason I purchased Total Football Trading, was the LTD reloaded method, which to be honest, I wouldn’t have thought of in a thousand years. “LTD” stands for “lay the draw” and it applies to football games. In my opinion this system alone is worth the cash outlay and if followed correctly will definitely yield some good results.

There are ten strategies in total, which at the time of writing this review, I have not had a chance of looking at all of them yet, but will update this post once I get the chance.

One of the first sections of Total Football Trading includes good tutorials on exiting trades (greening up), the importance of a trading plan, how to be a professional football trader, getting the correct mentality, keeping records, the times you should never trade, staking plans and more. There is also an interesting section on lifestyle and how to manage your trading – this is often an overlooked subject in my opinion, and includes tips on how to stay sharp and make the right decisions.

Personally, I only trade Betfair for fun with small amounts of money that I can afford to lose, but for the more adventurous, the Total Football Trading package would definitely be a good starting place to accumulate the knowledge necessary to become a full time professional trader.

One more thing to mention is that there are eight trading videos with the package, which illustrate real life trading so that you can get a good idea of how the pros trade. Some of the trading videos use the systems that are included with the package. These videos are invaluable to the budding football trader and give a much clearer example of how to trade.

You can get access to Total Football Trading here


I have been getting familiar with the main 10 systems for 2 days now and have made some profits. There is a lot to digest amongst the 10 main strategies. You can usually apply at least 2 or 3 strategies to each game followed, however I recommend that you stick to 2 strategies at a time otherwise you may find it difficult to keep on top of them.


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