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Hiya, I am new to this forum and have just signed up with Dan Brock's Super Affiliate Millionaire program, is there anyone out there who wants to chat about starting this business up as its all new to me and a little help would be superb, thanks in advance.
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  • Profile picture of the author Beverley Watts
    More than happy to help a fellow Brit if I can
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    • Profile picture of the author smartrobin
      Thanks to Beverley and Fab_DM for their replies

      I am obviously based in the UK and am trying to setup a website/domain and i have been spending the last few days searching for the right host, i think i have narrowed it down to either Hostpapa or iPage as i assume it is better to go with a UK based host rather than Hostgator (USA). Deadbeat refers to mainly the US market and Amazon.com and i will be concentrating on Amazon.co.uk so i am quessing that my domain should be "... .co.uk" rather than "... .. .com" any info would be great. Thanks.
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      • Profile picture of the author anton343
        Welcome to the forum from another brit.

        If i was yourself I would still go for a .com domain.

        Even large british companies use .com. I have an email account with bt and their domain is btinternet.com not .co.uk

        Anton
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        • Profile picture of the author smartrobin
          Originally Posted by anton343 View Post

          Welcome to the forum from another brit.

          If i was yourself I would still go for a .com domain.

          Even large british companies use .com. I have an email account with bt and their domain is btinternet.com not .co.uk

          Anton
          That is just the sort of advice i was looking for, i didnt want to alienate myself from the UK but at the same time .com seems to be more world wide !! cheers for that
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      • Profile picture of the author Josh Richardson
        Originally Posted by smartrobin View Post

        Thanks to Beverley and Fab_DM for their replies

        I am obviously based in the UK and am trying to setup a website/domain and i have been spending the last few days searching for the right host, i think i have narrowed it down to either Hostpapa or iPage as i assume it is better to go with a UK based host rather than Hostgator (USA). Deadbeat refers to mainly the US market and Amazon.com and i will be concentrating on Amazon.co.uk so i am quessing that my domain should be "... .co.uk" rather than "... .. .com" any info would be great. Thanks.

        Hey buddy,

        Welcome to the forums - nice to see another Brit in here .

        With regards to webhosting - i personally use hostgator and it is rapid - even though im in the UK!

        Definitely dont rule them out.

        Good luck with your journey!

        Josh
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        • Profile picture of the author smartrobin
          Originally Posted by Josh Richardson View Post

          Hey buddy,

          Welcome to the forums - nice to see another Brit in here .

          With regards to webhosting - i personally use hostgator and it is rapid - even though im in the UK!

          Definitely dont rule them out.

          Good luck with your journey!

          Josh
          i was actually looking at Hostgator to start with and then i thought as i was uk based that going for iPage or Hostpapa would be better, now i have three to choose from .... !!! On top of that i have got to choose a domain name, any ideas on how to do that, i gather better to be short ?!! any advise is exstremely welcome as i am a true novice at IM. cheers bud
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  • Profile picture of the author FaBiz
    You have made a great choice to join this forum!

    Have a good read around, if you are serious about the IM, here you will SURELY find loads of great resources!

    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author lowkey786
    Welcome to this great forum man, you've made the best decision in internet marketing by joining this forum because theres so much you can learn to make money from
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    • Profile picture of the author smartrobin
      Originally Posted by lowkey786 View Post

      Welcome to this great forum man, you've made the best decision in internet marketing by joining this forum because theres so much you can learn to make money from
      Thanx for that, i certainly hope so, i realize it will take tome and patience
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    • Profile picture of the author Sandor Verebi
      Hi Robin,

      Welcome aboard. Feel yourself comfortable here as soon as possible. Read, learn, absorb, think, ask and share. So you will continue to evolve, and build a forum simultaneously. And we all will benefit.

      As for choosing your domain, I can't comment on behalf of your countrymen, but I'm in good connection with quite a few and they all use .com. Certainly they know, why.

      Myself also use only .com domains.

      Many successes,

      Sandor
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      • Profile picture of the author smartrobin
        Originally Posted by Sandor Verebi View Post

        Hi Robin,

        Welcome aboard. Feel yourself comfortable here as soon as possible. Read, learn, absorb, think, ask and share. So you will continue to evolve, and build a forum simultaneously. And we all will benefit.

        As for choosing your domain, I can't comment on behalf of your countrymen, but I'm in good connection with quite a few and they all use .com. Certainly they know, why.

        Myself also use only .com domains.

        Many successes,

        Sandor
        thank you Sandor, had brilliant advise already and only joined today. cheers
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        • Profile picture of the author Sandor Verebi
          Originally Posted by smartrobin View Post

          thank you Sandor, had brilliant advise already and only joined today. cheers
          You are welcome, Robin! AND GO!
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          • Profile picture of the author Liam Murray
            Hey welcome! I'm a newbie as well but it looks like you have got yourself a good plan. I currently use Heart Internet for my hosting on my blog, easy to control and setup.
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            • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
              Hi smartrobin and welcome.

              If you've decided to use Amazon UK and you're targeting UK residents, it would probably be fine to go for a .co.uk domain; but there may be other considerations impacting your decision (for instance, how you want to structure your business).

              I'll admit that I use a UK host for my (few) .co.uk domains and US hosts for all the others. There may be some SEO advantage, but I haven't tested this in any scientific way - I just feel that having more than one host makes sense from an eggs/basket point of view.

              Best,

              Frank
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              • Profile picture of the author smartrobin
                Originally Posted by Frank Donovan View Post

                Hi smartrobin and welcome.

                If you've decided to use Amazon UK and you're targeting UK residents, it would probably be fine to go for a .co.uk domain; but there may be other considerations impacting your decision (for instance, how you want to structure your business).

                I'll admit that I use a UK host for my (few) .co.uk domains and US hosts for all the others. There may be some SEO advantage, but I haven't tested this in any scientific way - I just feel that having more than one host makes sense from an eggs/basket point of view.

                Best,

                Frank
                Hey Frank, very difficult decision to make as i am not totally familiar yet with buzz words like SEO !! i want to hit world wide so i dont want to limit myself to .co.uk but dont want to alienate myself from the UK with .com Not sure if i am trying to run before i can walk by registering with both Amazon UK and Amazon.com. I have only started with Internet Marketing this week and dont want to make decisions i will regret !!
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                • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
                  Originally Posted by smartrobin View Post

                  Hey Frank, very difficult decision to make as i am not totally familiar yet with buzz words like SEO !! i want to hit world wide so i dont want to limit myself to .co.uk but dont want to alienate myself from the UK with .com Not sure if i am trying to run before i can walk by registering with both Amazon UK and Amazon.com. I have only started with Internet Marketing this week and dont want to make decisions i will regret !!
                  Well, I wouldn't think of it in terms of limiting - more of specialisation.

                  Consider your visitor. If she's in the UK and looking for a new TV, would she be more comfortable buying from Amazon in the UK or having it shipped from the US?

                  It's tempting to want to hit the whole world simply because the internet has a global reach, but that approach might not be the most effective for the products you want to sell or the channel you're going to use to sell them.

                  And don't worry about regretting those domain/hosting decisions. For what you'll need to spend to start off with, it's a cheap education. You'll learn so much by just getting going.

                  Good luck!


                  Frank
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                  • Profile picture of the author smartrobin
                    Originally Posted by Frank Donovan View Post

                    Well, I wouldn't think of it in terms of limiting - more of specialisation.

                    Consider your visitor. If she's in the UK and looking for a new TV, would she be more comfortable buying from Amazon in the UK or having it shipped from the US?

                    It's tempting to want to hit the whole world simply because the internet has a global reach, but that approach might not be the most effective for the products you want to sell or the channel you're going to use to sell them.

                    And don't worry about regretting those domain/hosting decisions. For what you'll need to pay to start off with, it's a cheap education. You'll learn so much by just getting going.

                    Good luck!


                    Frank
                    yes indeed, i agree thanks for your advise, will kepp all informed
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  • Profile picture of the author omk
    You may want to start up a mastermind group for this.
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  • Profile picture of the author showmegreen
    new comers are always well welcomed,i am new one too
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  • Profile picture of the author cs.marketer
    I'm from the UK, I use Hostgator. I never use .co.uk, Always .com or .org. Although I wouldn't rule out .co.uk if I had to to use it.
    Regarding to Amazon UK, we have a cap of £7 on higher priced products, pain in the back side, but you can defo work with it.
    Good luck mate
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    • Profile picture of the author smartrobin
      Originally Posted by cs.marketer View Post

      I'm from the UK, I use Hostgator. I never use .co.uk, Always .com or .org. Although I wouldn't rule out .co.uk if I had to to use it.
      Regarding to Amazon UK, we have a cap of £7 on higher priced products, pain in the back side, but you can defo work with it.
      Good luck mate
      hey bud, thanx for that, being the 2nd person to quote hostgator it looks like i might be going with them and using a .com The hardest part now is deciding on a domain !!!!? :rolleyes:
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      • Profile picture of the author cs.marketer
        Originally Posted by smartrobin View Post

        hey bud, thanx for that, being the 2nd person to quote hostgator it looks like i might be going with them and using a .com The hardest part now is deciding on a domain !!!!? :rolleyes:
        Well, always make sure your keywords are in the domain mate. Even if you can't get keyword.com go for things like;

        keywordexposed.com
        keywordinfo.com

        I'm no veteran in internet marketing, but I have four sites all on page one in google. Three are Amazon related sites one is weight loss related. With the weight loss one I couldn't get keyword.com so I got keywordrevealed.com and I rank number 1, and still pull in over 100 visitors a day, so as long as your keywords are in the domain, you'll be well on your way to ranking sites. Obviously there are other things to take into consideration, but this is one thing that will make life a lot easier!
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        • Profile picture of the author smartrobin
          Originally Posted by cs.marketer View Post

          Well, always make sure your keywords are in the domain mate. Even if you can't get keyword.com go for things like;

          keywordexposed.com
          keywordinfo.com

          I'm no veteran in internet marketing, but I have four sites all on page one in google. Three are Amazon related sites one is weight loss related. With the weight loss one I couldn't get keyword.com so I got keywordrevealed.com and I rank number 1, and still pull in over 100 visitors a day, so as long as your keywords are in the domain, you'll be well on your way to ranking sites. Obviously there are other things to take into consideration, but this is one thing that will make life a lot easier!
          I think i need a book for "dummies" as i am not sure how things work, i thought that if i setup a domain name it would be something like my own personal name and the when i selected niche products there would be a link from my website to another page, i need to sit down with someone on a one to one basis and explain things but that could be difficult finding people local . I need a mentor !! i am sorry i ask so many stupid questions, just never done anything like this before. !!
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  • Profile picture of the author smartrobin
    Originally Posted by euphoman View Post

    Hi I am another Brit. from sunny Blackpool ( its throwing it down today) just joined today.
    Does anyone have any information on "Profit JackPot"?
    Thank you.
    Kind regards.
    hey, horrendous down in Bournemouth too, still waiting for the summer to start !!
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    • Profile picture of the author jimbo13
      Originally Posted by smartrobin View Post

      hey, horrendous down in Bournemouth too, still waiting for the summer to start !!
      Summer finished a couple of weeks ago. Don't tell me you think it is in June, July and August?

      Dan

      PS: Hello to you and the other ones who have just posted.
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      • Profile picture of the author smartrobin
        Originally Posted by jimbo13 View Post

        Summer finished a couple of weeks ago. Don't tell me you think it is in June, July and August?

        Dan

        PS: Hello to you and the other ones who have just posted.
        I know Da, April was hotter and drier than the past few summers put together and now i am freezing .... hey ho !! typical british weather eh
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  • Profile picture of the author UAEW
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    • Profile picture of the author smartrobin
      Originally Posted by UAEW View Post

      Welcome,
      you can get my skype , IM in my profile
      really appreciate that thanx, will Skype u either tomorrow or tuesday as i have a few days off. cheers mate.
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  • Profile picture of the author TEC
    WELCOME!!!!! I am a newbie too!! There is A LOT of good information on here.

    It's a great place to get a lot of awesome help!

    YOU are in the right place for sure! WELCOME
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  • Profile picture of the author jdjenkins
    Hi - I'm in Bristol; and would echo the fact that Hostgator are good, and I use Bluehost as well. Usually go for .com .net or .org, but I have a few others too!

    If you haven't signed up already, try doing a search for a "Hostgator discount coupon" - you can often get the first month for about 1 dollar,

    best wishes,

    Jon.
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  • Profile picture of the author MrBusiness
    Welcome to the forum. If you take a good amount of time to have a look around the forum and read up on some great methods, im sure that will be enough to get you started
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  • Profile picture of the author smartrobin
    this is amazing, i have had soooo many replies i am forgetting who i have thanked and who i havnt but thank u all anyway, keep the info coming !! cheers Robin
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  • Profile picture of the author jdjenkins
    I wouldn't worry about the details too much, or you'll never get started!!

    I have an Amazon.com affiliate account, because it's a bigger market, and I think that's a better option especially when you're just starting out.

    You're eventually going to have lots of domain names - you might get a discount by buying a .com and .co.uk version at the same time,

    cheers,

    Jon.
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    • Profile picture of the author smartrobin
      Originally Posted by jdjenkins View Post

      I wouldn't worry about the details too much, or you'll never get started!!

      I have an Amazon.com affiliate account, because it's a bigger market, and I think that's a better option especially when you're just starting out.

      You're eventually going to have lots of domain names - you might get a discount by buying a .com and .co.uk version at the same time,

      cheers,

      Jon.
      you're def right on that one Jon, there is always a danger of too much talk and not enough walk !! i am going to get going this week, my eyes are seizing up with the amount of screen watching over the last 3 days conatantly. cheers mate
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  • Profile picture of the author cs.marketer
    Check out profitinstruments.com/, watch the free videos, download the free ebook, its the quickest and best info I can think of, off the top of my head to get you started. If I think of anything else I'll let you know mate.

    Amazon probably tyour best option to start with.

    Ps.Weather bad in London as well, but have you seen the F1 in Canada!!
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    • Profile picture of the author smartrobin
      Originally Posted by cs.marketer View Post

      Check out profitinstruments.com/, watch the free videos, download the free ebook, its the quickest and best info I can think of, off the top of my head to get you started. If I think of anything else I'll let you know mate.

      Amazon probably tyour best option to start with.

      Ps.Weather bad in London as well, but have you the F1 in Canada!!
      Thanx mate will have a look, cheers Robin
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  • Profile picture of the author Underground SEO
    more than happy to help you out if you need it, just send me a pm and we can chat via email/skype if you would like
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    • Profile picture of the author smartrobin
      Originally Posted by fryerben View Post

      more than happy to help you out if you need it, just send me a pm and we can chat via email/skype if you would like
      thanx mate will skype u tuesday if thats ok as working tomorrow at my day job :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author Toniy
    One thing I'd suggest is talk to as many people as you possibly can. You'd be amazed at how much awesome info people are willing to share here.

    And the Brits really do seem to stick together as well... kinda like an 'us against the world' thing... which can only help

    You've got your program... just do that. Do it until it makes you rich or sends you to the poorhouse Any gaps in the knowledge, just ask the folks here, but keep focused.

    And as always... best of luck to a fellow brit
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    • Profile picture of the author smartrobin
      Originally Posted by Toniy View Post

      One thing I'd suggest is talk to as many people as you possibly can. You'd be amazed at how much awesome info people are willing to share here.

      And the Brits really do seem to stick together as well... kinda like an 'us against the world' thing... which can only help

      You've got your program... just do that. Do it until it makes you rich or sends you to the poorhouse Any gaps in the knowledge, just ask the folks here, but keep focused.

      And as always... best of luck to a fellow brit
      Thanx Toniy, people have been superb and it certainly doesnt feel like i'm alone which is great, i hope in time i will be able to pass on my knowledge !!
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    • Profile picture of the author smartrobin
      Originally Posted by Toniy View Post

      One thing I'd suggest is talk to as many people as you possibly can. You'd be amazed at how much awesome info people are willing to share here.

      And the Brits really do seem to stick together as well... kinda like an 'us against the world' thing... which can only help

      You've got your program... just do that. Do it until it makes you rich or sends you to the poorhouse Any gaps in the knowledge, just ask the folks here, but keep focused.

      And as always... best of luck to a fellow brit
      hi Toniy
      is there any particular sequence to do things, i have got a domain name now and have registered with iPage. To start this affiliate process i assume i have to register first with an affiliate co, ie Amazon, then search for products and then add them. as i have not actually created or designed my own website. is that correct in a nutshell !!?
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      • Profile picture of the author Karen Barr
        Hello from the East Midlands

        Originally Posted by smartrobin View Post

        hi Toniy
        is there any particular sequence to do things, i have got a domain name now and have registered with iPage. To start this affiliate process i assume i have to register first with an affiliate co, ie Amazon, then search for products and then add them. as i have not actually created or designed my own website. is that correct in a nutshell !!?
        Yes, in a nutshell.

        I'm guessing you haven't created a website before? Does the program you're following give you instructions on how to get started?
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        • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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          Hi Smartrobin,

          I'm in the UK as well, and one of my niches is targeted almost exclusively at UK traffic.

          I believe that it doesn't matter, these days, whether you use a .co.uk or a .com name for it. But if it's really a "UK only" niche, it's impossible to see the downside of a .co.uk.

          Hosting location matters, though. You do need to be hosted in the UK as it will help you rank highly on UK-Google.
          It's not about transfer/download speeds, it's about Google recognising a UK IP number and ranking your site more highly on google.co.uk because of that.

          For my UK hosting, after doing a lot of research on the subject, I decided to use a very good, very reliable company called Heart Internet and I recommend them (I'm not an affiliate - just a happy customer).

          Just wondering: you're aware of the ceiling on UK-Amazon commissions payable, are you? You know it's not like US-Amazon, from which affiliates can earn their percentage regardless of the price of the product? :confused:
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        • Profile picture of the author smartrobin
          Originally Posted by Karen Barr View Post

          Hello from the East Midlands



          Yes, in a nutshell.

          I'm guessing you haven't created a website before? Does the program you're following give you instructions on how to get started?
          Hi Karen
          to be honest i dont know whether i am coming or going, i have registered with iPage and although it comes highly recommended, as its based in the USA, i cant afford to ring them and its difficult to explain things on Live Chat !! I have a domain name and i am going through the process of training with the Deadbeat Super Affiliate program. i am abit embarrassed to keep on asking really silly basic questions. i need someone in the UK i can contact and have a chat. !! I am totally motivated at the moment, just confused and frustrated. regards Robin
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          • Profile picture of the author smartrobin
            I cant seem to be able to "pm" anyone as i am new and i need to reach 50 replies first !!
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            • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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              Originally Posted by smartrobin View Post

              i need to reach 50 replies first !!
              You'll be there soon enough.

              If you decide to join the War Room, that consideration no longer applies, by the way.

              Robin, this explains why - in spite of the comments above about the speed/reliability of HostGator (which I also use and recommend myself), for example - you might want to stick with UK-hosting:-

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              • Profile picture of the author smartrobin
                Thank you Alexa, is Hostgator US or UK based?
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                • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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                  Originally Posted by smartrobin View Post

                  Thank you Alexa, is Hostgator US or UK based?
                  US-based. The last I heard (which was nearly a year ago) was that HostGator did not offer UK-based hosting.
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      • Profile picture of the author Toniy
        Originally Posted by smartrobin View Post

        Thanx Toniy, people have been superb and it certainly doesnt feel like i'm alone which is great, i hope in time i will be able to pass on my knowledge !!
        Originally Posted by smartrobin View Post

        hi Toniy
        is there any particular sequence to do things, i have got a domain name now and have registered with iPage. To start this affiliate process i assume i have to register first with an affiliate co, ie Amazon, then search for products and then add them. as i have not actually created or designed my own website. is that correct in a nutshell !!?
        Well that's the big secret isn't it

        Essentially, you want to find a market first... you want to find a group of people who have a problem (social awkwardness), or need a solution to something (snoring), or have a real passion for something else (surfing)...

        Then work out if people are actually BUYING things in that market (doing a google search and seeing 3+ people advertising with adwords is a good sign) so you know you can make money too.

        Then find a product (clickbank is a good place to start for a first time affiliate) and start marketing it....

        There are way too many details to get into for one post... but keep asking around (I'd suggest asking folks other than me since this isn't my area of expertise if I'm honest!) or join the War Room if you can... the info in there is golden. Worth way more than 'the price of admission'

        Best of luck buddy... you'll be passing on knowledge in no time... You'll be fine
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        • Profile picture of the author smartrobin
          Originally Posted by Toniy View Post

          Well that's the big secret isn't it

          Essentially, you want to find a market first... you want to find a group of people who have a problem (social awkwardness), or need a solution to something (snoring), or have a real passion for something else (surfing)...

          Then work out if people are actually BUYING things in that market (doing a google search and seeing 3+ people advertising with adwords is a good sign) so you know you can make money too.

          Then find a product (clickbank is a good place to start for a first time affiliate) and start marketing it....

          There are way too many details to get into for one post... but keep asking around (I'd suggest asking folks other than me since this isn't my area of expertise if I'm honest!) or join the War Room if you can... the info in there is golden. Worth way more than 'the price of admission'

          Best of luck buddy... you'll be passing on knowledge in no time... You'll be fine
          Thanx buddy, really appreciate that, cheers Rob
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  • Profile picture of the author CPA Andrew
    Hey! Hit me up with a PM would love to help.
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    • Profile picture of the author spigven
      You might want to reconsider the .com extension if you want predominantly UK traffic, here's my experience:

      I'm UK based and set up my first two websites earlier this year hosted at hostgator, one a .com the other a .co.uk. I admit to doing minimal promotion, just distributing a couple of articles for each site at the same directories. I'm getting a small amount of traffic to both sites and its steadily building.

      However the traffic to the .com is 65% US but the traffic to the .co.uk is 75% UK.

      As both sites are US hosted and identical means were used to promote them I'm making the assumption that its the extension that is influencing the search engines.

      Good luck.
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      • Profile picture of the author smartrobin
        Originally Posted by spigven View Post

        You might want to reconsider the .com extension if you want predominantly UK traffic, here's my experience:

        I'm UK based and set up my first two websites earlier this year hosted at hostgator, one a .com the other a .co.uk. I admit to doing minimal promotion, just distributing a couple of articles for each site at the same directories. I'm getting a small amount of traffic to both sites and its steadily building.

        However the traffic to the .com is 65% US but the traffic to the .co.uk is 75% UK.

        As both sites are US hosted and identical means were used to promote them I'm making the assumption that its the extension that is influencing the search engines.

        Good luck.
        Hi, i have actually gone for a .com domain as i think i am going to target the US market as the commission's seem to be higher !! not sure if i have done the right thing or not, too confused to tell really !!
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    • Profile picture of the author smartrobin
      Originally Posted by CPA Andrew View Post

      Hey! Hit me up with a PM would love to help.
      Hi there, sorry, newbie, how do i pm u ?
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    • Profile picture of the author smartrobin
      Originally Posted by CPA Andrew View Post

      Hey! Hit me up with a PM would love to help.
      i would love to but have not hit 50 replies yet so i cant .... at the moment !! hopefully soon
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    Wow, I just wanted to say I am amazed at how many brits there are in this place. I always kinda felt like it was mostly US dominated.
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    I am using this forum since couple of weeks and I can say that it is the best forum to participate.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrew Milburn
    I too am from the UK and have been selling online since internet began using the good old message boards Those were the days lol

    Glad to see the questions you are asking but at the end of the day we all need to take action or we will be asking questions all along and not doing anything.

    I use Hostgator and also Godaddy - Godaddy offer a UK number that routes to USA so free calls. Yes I know people do not like Godaddy as a host but I find them good and helpful.

    I would say always use a .com unless you are targeting a niche in a certain country, then I would buy both .com and .au or co.uk. .com are someting people know and just add to the end if they often search.

    You are on the right track and well done for asking questions and taking actions. If you need help send me a message and we will see what can be done.
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  • Profile picture of the author limestone614
    Ok, read through the whole thread.

    Hostgator, definate. My first choice.
    Fast, cheap and relatively reliable. Excellent live help.

    Forget Godaddy, I have used them, in fact I still have some domains with them.
    Servers are well past full, restrictions on scripts.

    Chalk and cheese.

    Always go for .com if you can. The .co.uk will almost certainly have less value than the .com in the end.

    If you're just starting out then you should be looking at joining the War Room then reading as many of the things you find inside as you can.

    After the knowledge overload, start looking into wordpress. It is the easiest way if you need to make a website. Amazon functionality can be built in via a simple plugin.

    I hope that helps, everything you need is in the war room.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gregg
    smartrobin, welcome my friend! You will find so much information and help in this forum you won't believe it. The only thing the forum asks is that you give back what you can to help others.

    Good luck on your journey and we are all here to help!

    p.s. there are no silly questions, just unasked ones.
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  • Profile picture of the author NicSennen
    If you want to sell to people in the UK then there are advantages to UK hosting. I use webhosting UK which is slightly cheaper than even the baby account in hostgator and they have been problem free. There may be a perceived higher value to .com domains to anyone outside the UK but to sell to the UK I always use .co.uk

    One thing with Amazon - yes there is a cap with Amazon.co.uk on the amount they will pay on higher priced products but the competition is far less and it is much easier to sneak into an under exploited niche. Also Amazon.com only pays by cheque to UK affiliates, you have to earn over $150 before you get a payout and then the payment is in US$ which through my bank costs £6.50 to exchange and takes around a week. So it's swings and roundabouts.
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    • Profile picture of the author smartrobin
      Originally Posted by NicSennen View Post

      If you want to sell to people in the UK then there are advantages to UK hosting. I use webhosting UK which is slightly cheaper than even the baby account in hostgator and they have been problem free. There may be a perceived higher value to .com domains to anyone outside the UK but to sell to the UK I always use .co.uk

      One thing with Amazon - yes there is a cap with Amazon.co.uk on the amount they will pay on higher priced products but the competition is far less and it is much easier to sneak into an under exploited niche. Also Amazon.com only pays by cheque to UK affiliates, you have to earn over $150 before you get a payout and then the payment is in US$ which through my bank costs £6.50 to exchange and takes around a week. So it's swings and roundabouts.
      yes, again very useful info thanx . not sure i was a bit hasty getting a .com but might as well go with it, maybe in time will get a .co.uk as well
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