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Where The Hell Have You Been?

Posted on March 18, 2009. Filed under: About, Business, Contests, design, Suggestions for Improvement | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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So have you missed me?……. Well, that’s ok I didn’t really miss you either….ok, maybe a little bit…… alright, I missed you a lot – I just didn’t want to to come off as desperate.  It’s been a while since I’ve written a “real” post on here, but that’s because I’ve been very busy – what? too busy for you?…. No I’m never too busy for you – ok, maybe I was too busy for you these past few weeks, but I have good intentions.  What have I been up to?…. I’m glad you asked –

I love playing Kaneva and I love blogging, but two of my big passions are Internet Marketing (mostly affiliate marketing) and web design.  Recently I’ve been working on several new websites and I don’t know how many designers/programmers read this blog, but you will understand that a custom designed website from scratch can take anywhere from several days to several months to get up and running.

On the Internet Marketing side.  I recently signed up with a service called PPC-Coach.  For those that have never heard of PPC-Coach let me give a brief explanation of what PPC or Pay-Per-Click advertising is and how it works in terms of affiliate marketing:

First lets start with “what is affiliate marketing” – affiliate marketing is basically selling or preselling offers for other companies.  When you hear or see the ads that talk about “making money online”… they are normally refering to affiliate marketing.  To become an affiliate marketer you can sign up with any of the following companies:

 

 

Each of these companies have there own offers with their own conditions for each of the offers.  Some of the offers only require that you get a user to enter a zip code or email address to get paid.  Pay-per-click advertising is buying ad space on places like Google, Yahoo, MSN, or Facebook.  You create your ad with the keywords you want to be listed for and then bid on those keywords.  You only put in a maximum bid so what you actually pay when someone clicks on your ad might be lower (in some cases a lot lower).  The best part of this type of advertising is that you only have to pay when someone clicks on your ad.  You use these PPC ads to send users to the offer that you are promoting.  The idea being that you spend less on advertisement of the product then you make when someone buys the product through your affiliate link.

Now I’ve been doing affiliate marketing for about 6 months now off and on and was struggling with it.  Mostly due to my lack of dedication.  Affiliate marketing is hard work (I put in about 5 – 8+ hours a day with affiliate marketing campaigns alone).  Since I was struggeling I decided I needed to seek help and get serious about it.  That’s when I found PPC-Coach.

PPC-Coach is a service that offers videos, tutorials, a private forum for answering all of your questions, tools (which are worth much more then the subscription cost), and direct contact with people who have been doing and succeeding with affiliate marketing for a long time.  Many of the senior members on the forum do affiliate marketing full time now and were able to quit their day job.  One of the most successful members of PPC-Coach makes an average of $3000 a day doing affiliate marketing (that’s about $90k a month).  This is the high end of the spectrum.  On average a lot of memebers will make a passive income of about $100-$1000 a day (that’s an extra $3k – $30k a month!).  Ok, Ok… I know all of this sounds really sales pitchy, but I wanted to share what I have been up to with all of you and thought that I would pass along this great program if any of you are interested in making money on-line: CLICK HERE to check out PPC-Coach.  The cost is $50/month – Canadian… so less then $50/month if you live in the US.  If you create a good campaign that $50 will be made back within a day so it makes for a good investment.  The money is basically to keep out those who aren’t serious about affiliate marketing – take a look around alot of  the other private forums for affiliate marketing cost at least $100/month and the free public forums are mostly BS… all they will do is insult you for asking what they consider to be a dumb question.

What else has been in the works?

Currently I am working on a plan to move The Kanevian Blog off of the wordpress.com servers and on to my own servers.  With this move will come a site re-design.  So between working on the new design and planning the move so that none of the posts or any of your wonderful comments are lost – it will take time.

I am also trying to plan more contests for the blog so in the comments let me know what you would like to see as contests/prizes for the contests.  Also, if you have any questions about affiliate marketing feel free to put those in the comments section also and I will try my best to answer them.

I know this was a super long post with a little bit of a sales pitch in it, but I am honestly trying to help out the Kaneva members that want to find a way to make a little bit of extra money while staying at home.  It is always inspiring when I hear that someone quit the day job that they hate because they now make enough money online using sites like PPC Coach.

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Have You Missed Something Here?

Posted on October 1, 2008. Filed under: About | Tags: , , , |

This blog has been up for just over a month now.  However, new people are checking it out all of the time.  If you are a new reader, I wanted to use this post to point out some pages and older posts that you might have missed.

First – There are three pages on here that new and old readers alike may have missed:

  • The About Page – This page just talks about me, who I am and why I started this blog
  • The FAQ Page – This page is a list of questions that I am asked frequently about myself or this blog
  • The Advertise Page – This page is more for the club owners and designers on Kaneva.  It’s about how to advertise on this site.

Second – Here are some of my favorite posts that you may have missed

And Third, I just finished publishing a short story on here while I was taking a break from Kaneva.

A big thanks to all my readers who have been re-blasting, linking to, and otherwise just spreading the word of this blog.  I really appreciate everything you do and love reading your comments.  As a heads up – I will be starting a Kaneva Member Spotlight series of posts.  These posts will feature members of the Kaneva community who are positive, helpful, have contributed something extraordinary, or all of the above.  I have already picked the first person(s) to be interviewed for the spotlight post, but if you would like to nominate anyone to be in the spotlight send me a Kmail or PM me in world.

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Full Disclosure

Posted on September 12, 2008. Filed under: About, Communication | Tags: , , , |

As a follow up to my posts about Why You Might Want to Join a Group in Kaneva and Why You Might Not Want to Join a Group in Kaneva, I think it is only fair that I give full disclosure as to my affiliations in Kaneva.

After weighing the options between whether to join and what group to join, I did decide to become a member of the Kaneva Mafia.  The main reasons behind this is because I have been friends with many of the mafia members (some for almost 2 years).  I share similar interests with many of them and a good portion of them subscribe to my brand of humor.

Does this make me any less of an individual?  I don’t think so.  I mean, no one tells me what to wear, who to talk to, where to go, who to be friends with…. I’m an adult so being told what to do wouldn’t sit to well with me.

Even though I am a member of the Mafia, my opinions will still remain my own…. and stay unbiased.  Infact, I would like to challenge my readers.  If you think I am putting some sort of spin on whatever I am writing about, based on my affiliations – PLEASE TELL ME…. I encourage an open dialogue on this site!.

And just like the disclaimer on my FAQ page regarding Kaneva –

Any views stated on this site are that of my own and not of The Kaneva Mafia, its members, leadership, or associates.

So, consider yourself fully disclosed – I can only speak what I believe to be the truth and would not want anyone mislead by what I have to say.

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Hello Kaneva

Posted on August 26, 2008. Filed under: About | Tags: , |

I don’t work for Kaneva, I don’t really build much in Kaneva, but I do spend a decent amount of time in Kaneva… Who am I?

Most of you know me in game by the name SFNdust.  I am opinionated, active, and sometimes even helpful.  Because of my opinions, I decided to start this blog.  I want to know what all of you think about the topics that I will be writing about – so feel free to comment.

I want to take this time to also state:

I do not work for Kaneva and am in no way affiliated with Kaneva.  I am part of the Kaneva community, but I have no relationship with Kaneva the company.  Any views stated on this site are that of my own and not of Kaneva, its employees, investors, or associates.

Please check back often and tell your friends about this blog… I plan to be featuring some of the great Kaneva memebers and the amazing hangouts that have been built.  If you would like me to review your hangout – please send me a KMail.

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