How to piggyback the traffic of trusted authority sites

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Probably, you have heard that before. Get this, get that to profit from the traffic from trusted sites that have huge number of followers. However, what I am talking about is different. Just read on.

Rob Jones and his team have developed a tool, Trustjacker, which can funnel the traffic of other sites to your own offer. It works by including a web page (a trending article preferably) and including it in an iFrame. The user provides a link of a snipped of html code that is rendered when the user leaves the page where the article is in. Trustjacker is a WordPress plugin and as such the users need to have a self-hosted WordPress account.

Rob developed it so people can promote CPA (Cost Per Action) offers that are somehow related to the article content. For example, now that elections are a hot topic, you could look for articles related to the elections. In fact, yesterday a hot topic was Bill Clinton’s speech at Democratic National Convention, which attracted a lot of interest. A quick Google search gets many results, including one on CBS News and another at U.S. News & World Report (see screenshots below).

Then, the user grabs the URL of one of those articles and put in on Trustjacker. Then it includes a URL for the offer, if it is a link to an external site or a link to a banner that will popup, or some HTML content for the popup directly on the app. For the banner the user needs to be registered with a CPA network which should provide the banners and lead capture materials. In the case of our example the popup offer could be something like this form below, which happens to pay $1.60 for every sign up.

Next, you post the link generated by Trustjacker on the social networks, including Facebook, Twitter. Google+, LinkedIn and more. Since you are not promoting anything, but sharing a trending link, you should not expect anyone to complain. The offer appears as part of the ads that appear along with the articles in the original sites. Just ingenious.

On the member’s dashboard Rob included some additional resources that should help you identifying CPA offers and ClickBank products to promote. Hence, overall I think is a great investment for people that are promoting or interested in promoting CPA offers and/or affiliate offers. Besides ClickBank, this system could be used to promote Amazon products. In the case of Amazon, let’s say you would like to share technical articles related to HTML and JavaScript programming. Hence, you find blogs that have interesting articles worth spreading and attach a popup promoting a book related to the article. For each person that buys the book you get a commission.

I, in particular, am not into CPA or affiliate marketing (although – full disclosure – I am providing an affiliate link here to Trustjacker, because I think is a great way to get targeted traffic), but I see the program as an opportunity to promote my own products piggybacking the traffic of others. So, it’s time to experiment a little to see how it goes. I will post soon what results I am getting.

On the site, they have tons of testimonials and examples of people using it already and getting positive results.

Well, what do you think? Do you like the idea? Do you hate it? Please comment below.


Just Launched a Beta for Our Jewelry Assembly Management System

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My wife  Maria designs and makes fashion jewelry, that she sells at Baloka.com.

She loves to do one-of-a-kind,  but for the type of products she makes and the price points she has, one-of-a-kind ‘s are not a good business model. After several discussions we agreed that she will produce copies of her designs when she gets orders.

That is all good. However, what happens when people order a design she made a while ago, let’s say a year ago. Well, does she know where did she get the findings, the beads and other materials? Probably not. You see, she sources her materials from anywhere she finds something interesting that calls her eye.

Well, that is why I decided to help her making a program to record the materials and related info (picture, vendor, component URL, etc), and include notes and instructions, so she can replicate her own designs.

Talking to other jewelry designers, we realized that most of them face with the same problem, so we decided to make a public beta. Thus, people can download the program and provide feedback to improve it.

We plan to have several iterations while in Beta, making sure we take into account the feedback from jewelry designers that join the beta program. Once the beta is over we plan to offer the program at a very attractive price point, so it will be accessible to (hopefully) all interested designers.

The nice thing about this is that non-jewelry designers that have heard us (my wife and I) talking about it, believe it can be adapted to other markets as well. Humm. maybe this is my future:)

Anyway, in case you want to check the application go to Baloka Product Assembly Management – Beta.

Let me know what do you think?

 


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