As bloggers, content creators and online marketers it’s our business to provide a service to our audience. For our sites and businesses to be successful, we need to give our audience exactly what they are looking for.
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In this article, we are going to highlight The Heroes of Digital Marketing contest that is currently taking place over at Avangate, and how you can make your way to Paris or get your hands on $500 cash just for providing value and information to your blogging audience.
Avangate is a very successful and well-known affiliate network that focused on software-based products and services. As an affiliate of their site, you will have access to high-converting offers and many brand names that people already know and love. Affiliates can also earn up to 75% commission from any referred sales to such offers. As a blogger or content creator, it might be a perfect fit for your audience if they have anything to do with desktop applications, WordPress, financial or business software.
Now let’s cover how you can join Avangate.com and also put yourself in the running for a cool $500 in cash or even walk away as one of their big trip to Paris winners!
Be a Digital Marketing Hero – Win a Trip to Paris or $500 Cash Rewards
The problem with most online marketing contests is that they are already setup to be won by the big affiliates and those who can drive thousands of dollars in daily leads. This isn’t the case with Avangate, as they have broken apart their contest into three different categories, making it possible for affiliate (new and existing) to walk away as a big winner.
There are three different levels of affiliates within this promotion. They are broken down as the following?
- Super Affiliate – Highest sales volumes
- Spider Affiliate – Highest incremental increase
- X Affiliate – Newly registered affiliates
The contest period is over six month and two different prizes will be awarded — $500 cash and a trip to Paris!
The first prize in this promotion is for $500 cash, which will be awarded halfway through the contest as a way to keep all participants active and motivated. Winners will be announced on February 1st, 2016 and based off the following requirements.
- Super Affiliate – The affiliate with the highest sales volumes net of chargebacks but minimum 20% incremental during the Contest Period (November 2 – January 31) compared to the similar previous period will win 1500 USD cash prize.
- Spider Affiliate – The affiliate with the highest incremental – difference in terms of sales volumes net of chargebacks between the contest period (November 2 – January 31) – compared to the previous months will win 1000 USD cash prize.
- X – Affiliate – The newly registered affiliate – who makes at least 1 sale during the contest period (only until January 31) and is randomly picked through our raffle will win 500 USD cash prize.
Cash prizes are always nice, but imagine what it would be like to walk away as one of the big winners with a trip to Paris! On May 10th, the big winners will be selected and posted to the site. In addition to winning a trip to Paris, winners will also receive a 1-day ticket for Disneyland Paris.
- Super Affiliate – will be considered the one with the highest sales volumes net of chargebacks but minimum 20% incremental during the Contest Period (November 2 – April 30) compared to the similar previous period (May 1, 2015 to October 31, 2016)
- Spider Affiliate – will be considered the one with the highest incremental – difference in terms of sales volumes net of chargebacks between the Contest Period (November 2 – April 30) compared to the similar previous period (May 1, 2015 to October 31, 2016)
- X – Affiliate – Affiliate will be chosen via raffle and he has to meet the following criteria: newly registered in our network (anytime during the contest period) and having at least one sale during the contest.
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Contest Terms and Conditions
As mentioned, this contest is open to both new and existing affiliates of Avangate. To participate in this promotion as a new affiliate (X Affiliate), you will need to have an account registered between Nov. 2nd, 2015 and April 30th, 2016 and make at least one sale during the contest period. There will be two prizes for our X-Affiliate category, one mid-term and one at the end the competition. Click here for full terms and conditions.
How to Win a Trip to Paris and Make Money with Avangate
If you haven’t already, the first step to making money with Avangate and putting yourself in the running to win $500 cash or a trip to Paris, you will first need to join their network.
The next thing you will need to do is make some money with their network as well. This shouldn’t be tough as there are many different and high-paying offers to choose from. As a blogger or site owner, this can easily be accomplished by looking at the top selling software items on Avangate and doing a simple review or write up on each. Improve your conversions by also including a unique coupon code that can also track your sites.
Good luck and be sure to participate — as anyway can walk away as a big winner in this contest from Avangate!
Beware Who You Trust for Advice
Sometimes I ask questions on Quora.
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I asked a question recently about shadow boxing while walking and if this practice burns calories.
Peep 2 answers.
I was a personal trainer and fitness nut for 20 years. I know shadow boxing does in fact burn calories and help you get more ripped because since doing it every single day during my walks, my arms are becoming as defined as ropes. True; shadow-boxing does not increase muscle mass. But the individual gave me a false, untrue answer because he fears what he looks like and cares about the opinions of others. He is not shadow boxing while walking or jogging because it is not effective; he fears people will look at him and believe he is a fruit loop, whatever that means.
This individual actually offers honest, truthful advice; shadow-boxing while walking burns more calories. If he ended it there, the advice would have been helpful. But he also fears criticism, aka, what people think about him, so his fears advise me not to do the extra calorie burning thing, because I would look like a Rocky wannabe jerk.
Two well-meaning guys who offer poor fitness advice because each guy deeply fears what people think about them. If I was not a fitness pro I’d have believed their inaccurate advice and would have cheated myself out of calorie burning. All because of the illusion of fear and its hold over most of humanity.
Before you trust blogging advice, check the source. Does the blogger:
- radiate happiness?
- radiate compassion?
- exude success?
- inspire you to succeed?
- uplift bloggers?
If so, awesome. Trust the advice because you know the person offers advice from love, harmony and truth.
But if someone adds a fear-based element to the advice – like the fitness guys above who fear what people think about them and allowed their fears to become a projection on me – you know it’s bad advice because fear is not real, an illusion, and stepping into illusion moves you away from truth.
If you burn more calories, you burn more fat and get ripped. This is truth. Shadow boxing while walking made me super ripped so the truth shines through. But if I stopped shadow-boxing while walking because I feared what people thought about me or what they’d say about me, I would step into the illusion of fear, away from truth, and would not be as ripped and cut as I am now.
Imagine if I listened to those 2 fear-fitness guys last month when I returned home? I’d look a lot more like Olive Oil and less like Bruce Lee.
Be careful about who you trust for blogging advice guys. Most people mean well – like the fitness dudes – but project their deep fears onto you and offer poor, or downright terrible, blogging advice. I have compassion for afraid bloggers but I won’t listen to their illusory advice.
One Such Example
Many top bloggers feel terror at losing email subscribers so offer advice based on the fear. Meanwhile, guys like me who have no such fear offer advice to help you bond deeply with your most rabid fans through email, exponentially increasing your success. Loss is impossible in a Universe of abundance.
Who do you think inspires you to live your dreams?
The blogger offering advice from the illusion of fear, pulling you away from truth, into smoke, mirrors, and appearances, not really there?
Or the blogger offering advice from truth and abundance.
Follow heart-centered bloggers.
Live your dreams.
Do You Establish Work at Home Boundaries?
Some people love attention.
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I know a few who do their best to grab my attention. Phone calls, emails, cryptic Facebook Messages.
I ignore everything and every one outside of what I do in the moment since I set up work at home boundaries. I close the door and go into my office. No way I stop working for anything or anyone who starves for my attention. The house could burn down and I would scoot out at the last minute because work time is work time and I do nothing else save work during work time.
If you do not respect your time, people will not respect your time. If you give people your time whenever they want your time, for:
- small talk
- general BS
people will gladly ask for favors, engage in gossip, engage in small talk, chat you up and BS for hours, because you chose not to establish work at home boundaries.
100% of the time, if people appear to be using you or eating up your precious time, it is your fault. People treat you how you choose to treat yourself.
How a Happy and Successful Blogger Sets Up Work at Home Boundaries
Easy; I close the door, walk into the office and get to work. I do not leave the office until I complete my work. My phone? I turn it off. I check email rarely. I only check Messenger 2-3 times daily for 5 minutes at a clip.
I set up definite, clear, work at home boundaries to respect my time. People reflect my time-respecting back to me. Easy peasy.
If someone tries to grab my attention through Messenger, or the land line, or through email, or at the door, I completely ignore attempts made to grab my attention and time. Boundaries folks; you need to be clear and firm on your work at home boundaries to ensure everybody else respects your boundaries.
You Are Walking into a Word Office
Would a friend, family member or casual neighbor barge into your 9-5 job office asking for a favor? Would said folks barge into your 9-5 job office to spread the latest gossip? Nope. Then why allow said folks to barge into your work at home office to do similar things? Nope. Put up boundaries. Door closes. Enter office. You are busy. You are working. Even my 3 year old niece understands when Uncle Ryan goes to work in the home office. Everybody else can easily grasp this concept.
What About Impatient or Desperate Online Folks?
I completely ignore impatient, fear-filled, desperate folks who demand I answer Messenger or email requests in 1 minute, 5 minutes, 10 minutes, or in 24 hours. I respect my time and completely ignore people who do not respect my time.
I built my blogging business almost completely on a passive income model so nothing I do online is time sensitive. I have answered most questions 1,000 to 10,000 times through my courses, eBooks, blog posts and videos. It is up to these awesome but unclear folks to find and use the answers I created, to improve their lives.
I am generous daily, publishing a blog post and/or video. Plus I published about 800 posts on Blogging Tips, and over 2,000 posts on Blogging From Paradise. It is on the impatient folks screaming for my attention to follow my blog posts, guest posts, videos, eBooks and courses because I answered their questions many times.
People treat you exactly how you teach them to treat you. I have posture so I set up work at home boundaries for offline and online folks.
Respect your time and work schedule and other folks will do the same.
Who Do You Surround Yourself with in Your Blogger Network?
Some bloggers cannot see the forest for the trees, like the beautiful, lush, thriving national park I visited in New Jersey recently.
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The masses tend to be caught up in fear, pain and struggle because they cannot see the big picture.
Birds of a feather flock together.
You have heard that one, right?
I circle the globe and change time zones like most folks breathe. Would I be wise to surround myself with people who tremble at leaving their home town or home neighborhood? Nope. Such people would teach me the world makes for a scary, dangerous place. I would get advice like play it safe, be comfortable, get a job, buy a home and take it easy, from such folks. Such folks also live a bland life because if you rarely or never leave your comfort zone, you cannot:
- face your fears
- serve humanity
- be a bright light for people to follow
- live your deepest, wildest dreams
Obviously, I chose to surround myself with bloggers who happily circled the globe as successful bloggers. I also surrounded myself with happy, successful, home body bloggers too; to learn the basics of building a rocking blog effectively. I learned how to succeed from my blogger friend network, sponging up their knowledge, inspiration and insight.
Meanwhile, if you surround yourself with new, struggling or failing bloggers you will get advice on how to struggle, fail, or flounder through your blogging day.
Do bloggers around you complain about losing $50 on blogging? Lose these zero’s immediately and surround yourself with bloggers who invest thousands of dollars on their blogs. High rollers teach you to succeed. Broke jokes teach you how to fail.
Do bloggers around you see making $25 as being a huge amount of money? You better lose the low-aiming crowd to surround yourself with bloggers who see $1000 and $10,000 and more as making coin.
Do bloggers around you circle the globe as swash buckling travelers? Check out this photo from my trip to Vietnam. Kong: Skull Island was filmed here.
Time to ditch the comfort zone crowd to hang with adventurous types.
Don’t get me wrong; I celebrate every cent I make online. But if you think I’m placing a sponsored post for less than $1000, you are insane. Like a famous super model who said she didn’t get out of bed for anything less than $10,000 a day, you need to develop a prosperity consciousness that demands big money and ignores appearance of poverty, lack, limitation and fear.
Who Do You Hang With?
Who do you count as blogging buddies? Happy, highly successful, prospering bloggers? You better, to increase your success.
For example, observe my blogging paperback on profiting. The aftermarket price is $45 USD. If most or all bloggers in your network would feel uncomfortable receiving $45 in royalties for a paperback, you better lose that network and surround yourself with bloggers who believe in abundance. I know John Chow feels comfortable receiving $45 for anything he offers online. Who cares? It is just money. It is only money.
Surround yourself only with bloggers who:
- have posture
- have authority
- charge top dollar
- profit freely
- prosper freely
- exude confidence
- have a highly developed prosperity consciousness
You learn from the best, gain inspiration from the best and become the best by surrounding yourself with the best bloggers on earth.
But you need to be honest in who you choose to hang with in your blogging circles. Be clear. Be truthful with yourself. Maybe you feel comfortable trading comments with struggling bloggers you befriended 10 years ago but nothing spectacular happens for you if you surround yourself with struggling bloggers, being firmly fixed in your comfort zone.
Release all bloggers who are not happy and prospering.
Fill your blogger friend network with empowered, inspired, happy, successful, prospering bloggers.
Just your blogging success at stake.
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