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7 Apps That Will Massively Boost Your Productivity
Many people choose to become an affiliate because it provides the opportunity to work where you want, how you want and when you want. The opportunity to be your own boss is an exciting one, although, if you don’t manage your time and tasks well, it can end up not being quite as enjoyable as you’d hoped. After all, you want to enjoy your freedom, right?
Below, we’ve compiled seven of the best productivity apps that will help you make better use of your time and help you run a more efficient affiliate business.
There are tonnes of to-do list apps out there, but Any.Do is one of the best around.
The great thing about Any.Do is its simplistic design and features. No messing around, make a note of what you want to do, set a time for it and it will provide you with a reminder when that time comes. If you’re not ready for that task, you can snooze for a while, if the task is no longer relevant you can dismiss it, or, if you’ve completed the task already, mark it off as done.
This app is also free, so you don’t need to spend a penny.
Captio is a fantastic way to make notes that won’t get lost or forgotten. The premise is simple: open Captio and write your note. Once it’s finished, simply press send and it will deliver the note straight to your email inbox for later.
As the name suggests, this app simplifies your passwords so that you don’t need to spend a lot of time logging in and out of all your different accounts and trying to remember which password is for what.
With 1Password, it securely remembers all your passwords leaving you with just the one password you need to reach them on your phone or tablet.
Cloud services have completely revolutionised the way we store data. What’s more, services such as Google Drive, OneDrive, iCloud and Dropbox make it extremely easy to access all your files no matter what device you’re using.
Bloom is the next level of to-do lists as it makes you pay attention to not only the tasks you need to do, but also keeps you focussed on your end goal of what you want to be. With inspirational quotes and pictures an extra motivational reminder, this app will help keep your head on track.
Using the Pomodoro Technique of alternating 25-minute working blocks with short breaks, Focusbooster is a great app that will help you work more efficiently and get rid of any unnecessary procrastination.
While other Pomodoro timers are indeed out there, this is one of the best due to its user-friendly, clean interface – and the fact that it’s free also helps!
If you’re interest in being a lottery affiliate, sign up with PartnerWins
10 Commandments of Lottery Affiliate Marketing
When it comes to being a lottery affiliate, it can be testing to stay on the righteous path sometimes. But, if you follow these 10 commandments, as presented by PartnerWins, you can sleep soundly in the knowledge that you’re going the right way towards affiliate success.
#1 Thou Shalt Never SPAM
Just don’t do it. It worked in 2002, but not anymore. Times change, move on. Do it better.
#2 No Blackhat Techniques or Sly Ways
Instead of thinking how you can get one over on your competitors, why not spend your time creating an affiliate masterpiece? Create a website and following that you are proud of. Besides, if/when Google catches you and your naughty tricks, you’ll regret it.
#3 Be Informative
Be a guiding voice for your followers. Look after them and they’ll look after you when it comes to commissions. Be a lottery knowledge guru.
#4 Remember the Sabbath Day
Yeah, this is actually one of the real 10 Commandments. The point is, take a break from time to time. Working hard is great and should be what you are doing if you want to achieve online success. But don’t run yourself into the ground and burn out. Go outside from time to time and replenish your energy levels.
#5 Honour Thy Terms and Conditions
Bit boring, we know. But read here.
#6 Thou Shalt Not Steal (Content)
Copy and pasting is lazy and will not be looked kindly upon by Google. If you’ve found a good article elsewhere, at least make sure you rewrite it with your own spin and add value to it. Or better altogether, come up with unique, informative articles that can’t be found anywhere else. Google loves that.
#7 Thou Shalt Never (EVER) Promote Lottery to Underage Players
In most countries, players must be at least 18 years of age to play the lottery. What’s more, our lottery brands, 7Lottos and Hiperlotto, enforce this rule stringently.
#8 Thou Shalt Create Awesome Content
As we discussed with not stealing other’s work, there is no better way to get into your followers and Google’s good books than by creating awesome content. Take the time to research and compile quality articles and you’ll be duly rewarded.
#9 Thou Shalt Be Trustworthy
Don’t mislead your followers, it will only damage your relationship and your brand. Be clear and honest with them, you’re not a faceless corporation, so don’t pretend to be. Give your brand some character, people like people.
#10 Thou Shalt Be Current
Stay up to date with the latest lottery news and offers and be the first to promote them – you’ll be the first to get commissions if you do so!
To register to become an affiliate with PartnerWins, click here.
27 Motivational Quotes That Will Make You Want to Work for Yourself
Do you know where you want to be in five, ten or even twenty years’ time? Many people don’t. But if you want to work for yourself, there’s never been more opportunity to do so.
If you’re looking for a bit of inspiration or motivation, read these 27 quotes about how to view your life and achieve what you want to.
1. “Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.”
– Og Mandino
2. “Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.”
– J.F. Kennedy
3. “Never give up on a dream that will take time to accomplish. The time will pass anyway.”
– Earl Nightingale
4. “Your life only gets better when you do. Work on yourself and the rest will follow.”
5. “If you can dream it, you can do it.”
– Walt Disney
6. “You have to learn the rules of the game. Then you have to play the game better than anyone else.”
– Albert Einstein
7. “There is only one corner of the Universe that you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.”
– Aldous Huxley
8. “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is to try just one more time.”
– Thomas A. Edison
9. “The first step to getting what you want is having the courage to get rid of what you don’t want.”
10. “If you don’t build your dream, someone will hire you to build theirs.”
– Dhirubhai Ambani
11. “Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.”
12. “Once you decide to work for yourself, you never go back to work for someone else.”
– Alan Sugar
13. “Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had though could never be yours.”
– Dale Carnegie
14.“Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t, so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.”
15. “Before you start some work, always ask yourself three questions: why am I doing it, what might the results be and will I be successful? Only when you think deeply and find satisfactory answers to these questions, go ahead.”
16. “Work hard until you no longer need to introduce yourself.”
17. “I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that don’t work.”
– Thomas A. Edison
18. “Speak up. Believe in yourself. Take risks.”
19. “The goal isn’t more money. The goal is living life on your terms.”
20. “Your time is limited so don’t waste it living somebody else’s life. Don’t be trapped by Dogma – which is living by someone else’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your own heart and intuition. They already somehow know who you want to truly become.”
– Steve Jobs
21. “The best way to predict the future is to create it.”
– Peter Drucker
22. “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”
– Milton Berle
23. “Where you see an obstacle I see an opportunity.”
24. “Dream big and don’t listen to people who tell you it can’t be done. Life’s too short to think small.”
– Tim Ferriss
25. “Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.”
– Muhammad Ali
26. “The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones that do.”
– Steve Jobs
27. “The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing.”
– Walt Disney
Become an Affiliate Today
If you’d like to work for yourself, you can do so with just your computer and an internet connection by becoming a lottery affiliate with PartnerWins today. Start your journey by clicking here.
3 Most Common Reasons Affiliate Sites Fail
Being an affiliate is something that is very misunderstood.
While it is a great way to potentially make a lot of money online, it certainly isn’t a get-rich-quick scheme. It takes a good idea and hard work to succeed.
But why do so many affiliate sites simply fail to take off?
Focussing Too Much on Commissions
Of course, the end goal of an affiliate site is to make money, but if you focus too blatantly on just getting commissions – rather than providing a genuinely useful resource for your visitors – your credibility will be damaged and you’ll struggle to build a loyal audience.
Try to serve your audience. Provide them with great value. Give them something unique that they can’t get elsewhere. Look after your audience and they will look after you.
Create a great resource and the commissions will sort themselves out.
Sounding Like a Sales Pitch
You’re an affiliate – not a sales person or a shop. Cut out the sales jargon, speak like a human – ideally a friend.
Only promote things you think genuinely provide value. Would you buy this product? If you wouldn’t, think why. Lying to your visitors is only going to damage your brand. Honesty really is the best policy.
Create personal relationships with your audience, you’re not a big faceless corporation, and your visitors don’t want you to be.
Treat your visitors like humans. Talk to them as friends. Be honest, be approachable.
Expecting Immediate Results
When people explain what being an affiliate is, it probably sounds like you make money for doing nothing. You build a site and then *BOOM* the commissions come flying in. As we mentioned in the introduction: being an affiliate is NOT a guaranteed get-rich-quick scheme.
You need a unique offering, you need to build and audience, and then you need to maintain this and keep it growing.
So many affiliate sites die before they are even given a real chance. Even if you have a great idea and a great website, it can take a long time for a good number of visitors to start coming in.
The best way to get visitors in your early days is by building a large social media following (emphasis on social – build real relationships online) or, if you have a decent budget, by investing in Google AdWords (take care when running a campaign related to gambling though as rules are very strict).
Also make sure your website is search engine optimised from day one – it’s a time investment that will prove very fruitful further down the line.
Become a Lottery Affiliate with PartnerWins
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4 Tried + Tested Lottery Affiliate Strategies
When it comes to providing affiliate content, there are various paths you can take. Some ways work better than others, while some techniques work well for some people but not for others – it can take a lot of tweaking to get your strategy right.
Here, though, we’re going to keep things simple and run through four of the most successful tried and tested strategies that affiliates can use to boost commissions.
#1 Banner Ads
Banner ads are nothing new, but that’s not to say they’re not still effective.
One of the big plus points for banner ads is that you can put them almost anywhere on your website and they take very little management. Simply find a good space for your banner (above the fold of the page is best) and, well, wait for people to click on it. It’s one of the best forms of passive income: you get people onto your site with great content, and a percentage should hopefully be intrigued enough by the banners to click on them.
#2 News Provider
Another great technique that allows you to include highly-relevant affiliate links is by being the provider of the latest lottery news.
Whether it’s the latest jackpots or winners, stay up to date with the latest lottery news and you can then point your visitors to a relevant link in your content. For example, “Mr G has won €1 million on the Example Lottery! You can sign up for Example Lottery here.” In the underlined section of the example given, this would be a great time to include a relevant affiliate link.
Being a news provider is a great way of naturally adding links to content that is highly relevant to your audience.
Another organic route you can take to inserting affiliate links in your content is by writing up reviews of either lottery games or companies.
Provide an honest assessment of the product in questions, highlight the best and worst bits of it, and, importantly, let visitors know whether it’s worth playing or not. Remember though, if you’re not completely truthful with your visitors, this will damage the legitimacy of your brand and will inevitably harm your commissions in the long run.
#4 Be an Offers Guru
One of the easiest ways to provide great affiliate content that visitors will engage with is by promoting the latest offers from lottery companies.
Highlighting the best offers out there is a sure fire way to get commissions from visitors and provide solid affiliate earnings.
Become a Lottery Affiliate with PartnerWins
If you’d like to test these 4 strategies for yourself, become a lottery affiliate by signing up with PartnerWins today!
How to Make Affiliate Income from Your Blog
One of the great challenges for web entrepreneurs is blog monetization. There are multiple ways in which you can make money with a blog, however, online income streams are notoriously inconsistent at best and non-existent at worst. But is there a way to generate regular money from your blog?
Blog Monetization Options
There are three main ways to make money with your blog: advertising, sponsored posts and affiliates.
Advertising is easy to set up and it’s probably best to use a major platform such as Google AdSense to get going. However, you’ll probably struggle making more than €1 per 1000 visitors to your site. So you’ll be needing around a million visitors a month to make €1000. If you’re pulling in the millions of visitors then great. However, this isn’t the most lucrative path for blogging, although it can help cover your costs.
Sponsored posts can be great. They essentially consist of a company asking you to create a piece of content that relates to and/or mentions the company in question. For this privilege, they’ll pay you a set fee. The trouble is that sponsored posts tend to come by infrequently and you’ll have to wait for a company to get in touch with you. Your fee will also be highly dependent on the size of your audience. There’s a fine line to be trodden when maintaining the integrity of your blog with sponsored posts, too, as your audience will be put off if they feel like they are being advertised to constantly.
Then there is the affiliate route. This can be a very interesting option for bloggers as affiliate links can be included in posts very naturally and you can introduce only the companies and/or products that are suitable to your niche. Income is dependent on various factors such as audience size, engagement and trust.
So how can you set up an affiliate account as a blogger? Well, if you’re looking to become a lottery affiliate, you can simply sign up for a free account with PartnerWins today.
Once you have your account, you can start including affiliate links to products or websites in your blog posts. If people make a purchase after clicking on your link, you’ll receive a commission. Remember to respect your audience though and be clear where the link is going to. A great way to naturally integrate affiliate links into your posts is by writing reviews of products or companies. Be honest with your audience and don’t turn your posts into a sales pitch, though, as your visitors will get whiff of this straight away.
Alternatively, you can also include banners on your blog that links to the website that you are an affiliate for. These banners can be integrated into posts or used similarly to traditionally advertising banners and placed in appropriate spaces across your website.
One of the big pros of signing up as a lottery affiliate is that if a player signs up via your link, you will receive a percentage of the player’s net revenue for LIFE. That means if that player continues to play, say 10 years down the line, you’ll still be making commission after they clicked on your link.
Get it right, and you can turn your blog into a serious business as an affiliate.
The Secret to BIG Profits as a Lottery Affiliate
Get rich quick schemes are unavoidable on the web. So many sites and adverts promising to make you a millionaire with no effort from your sofa. Unfortunately, most of these sites are just nonsense, trying to sell you e-books or getting you to sign up for newsletters.
The question remains though, can you ‘get rich’ using the internet and working from home? The answer is yes. Can you do so by becoming a lottery affiliate? Absolutely. Will it happen overnight? Almost certainly not.
Is It Easy to Make Money as an Affiliate?
Ironically, it’s not an ‘easy’ question to answer. Compared to trying to run a marathon in under two hours – yes, being an affiliate is easy. Compared to flicking on a light switch – no, it’s not easy. There’s no kidding, it takes time, effort and a good idea to become a successful affiliate.
The Pros and Cons of Being an Affiliate
- Be your own boss
- Work when you want
- Work where you want
- Low risk
- Little investment required
- It’s all on you to make money
- Inconsistent income
The Secret to Affiliate Success
So how do you become a successful lottery affiliate? Well, you need three things:
A Unique Idea
First off, you need to come up with an idea that hasn’t been done before. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel, it can just be a different interpretation. Find a niche. Think of a way to make your website special, why should people come to your site? If you can’t think of a reason for people to visit your website, then that may be where you’re going wrong. Try and serve people’s needs, solve a problem for them or make something easier.
Build a Community
Building a community and earning trust is the perfect way to creating a successful affiliate site. Social media makes this easier to do than ever. Serve your audience, provide insight, stay on top of industry news, share knowledge, be honest, and be the first to promote the latest offers. Make people remember to come back to you – these are your customers after all.
Keep at It
“Rome wasn’t built in a day” – it’s a great quote and it applies to affiliate success too. Don’t expect the commissions to be flying in as soon as you’ve launched your site. It takes time to build an audience and make your site a success. It’s part of human nature to give up on things that don’t seem to be working, but fight that urge. Stick it out. Work hard and you’ll be rewarded.
Become a Lottery Affiliate
If you’d like to become a lottery affiliate for PartnerWins, simply register here.
5 Myths about Being a Lottery Affiliate
There are so many stories and theories regarding being an affiliate, but how much of it is actually true and how much of it is, well, nonsense?
Below, we run through five of the top myths about being a lottery affiliate.
1# It’s Hard to Become an Affiliate
On the contrary, it couldn’t be easier to become an affiliate. There are no pre-requisites: no education requirements, no previous experience needed, nor is it necessary to have a budget. Anyone can become an affiliate, but if you want to succeed, you need to be ready to learn, happy to work hard, be innovative, and then… you can make some serious money.
To become a PartnerWins affiliate, simply register here.
2# Affiliate Websites Don’t Require Management
What sort of affiliate you want to be really dictates how much time you need to spend on your site. If you want be the provider of industry news and the person with the latest tips, you’ll probably need to be pretty active on your website.
Of course, there are some great ideas that can be created and left largely to their own devices as organic traffic rolls in. That said, you’re unlikely to ever grow your commissions or really make serious money without putting in the time that your website and audience deserves.
Also, don’t forget, Google loves websites with fresh content. If you leave your website to stagnate for months at a time, this will reflect on your search rankings.
3# You Will Get Rich Quickly
Don’t expect to become a millionaire as soon as you’ve launched your site. It takes time and effort to create a successful website.
Having a good idea is great, but marketing is vital in order to become a success and make money. Fortunately, nowadays everybody can have a public voice thanks to social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. So get creative and think how you can reach and captivate your potential audience.
4# Being an Affiliate Is Easy
Don’t get us wrong, there are certainly harder jobs in the world than being an affiliate. But that doesn’t mean being an affiliate is always the easy life. As we’ve already mentioned, you need to work to get your affiliate website up and running with an active audience.
The more you put in, the more you get out.
5# Affiliate Marketing Is Dying
People have been saying that affiliate marketing has been dead for years, yet it’s still here.
The misconception here is that it is actually spammy affiliate marketing that is dying/dead. Today’s affiliate must provide genuine value to their audience in order to succeed. Help your audience and they’ll help you.
6 Benefits of Being a Lottery Syndicate Affiliate
Being an affiliate is one of the best ways to make money online – although it can be a lot of hard work. But did you know that being an affiliate for lottery syndicates holds some unique bonuses?
Read on for the six big benefits about being a lottery syndicate affiliate.
#1 Consistent Revenue
One of the key benefits to affiliates promoting lottery syndicates ahead of ‘traditional’ lottery play is that revenue streams are so much more consistent. This is largely because players tend to purchase monthly Direct Debits for syndicates, rather than buy one ticket at a time as they would with normal lottery play. Basically, on a revenue share deal for affiliates – monthly subscriptions are a dream.
#2 Unique New Market
Some affiliate markets are so saturated that it’s almost impossible to get commissions any more – at least not easily. That’s certainly not the case with syndicate lottery, which is new commercial territory – meaning it’s still exciting for your audience and potential customers are still interested in the idea.
Also, with a host of new exotic lotteries from around the world – some of which have never been available to many players before – capturing their imagination shouldn’t be too hard.
#3 Win-Win (and WIN)
With lottery syndicates, the customer gets better value for money as they have a better chance of winning at a lower cost, while affiliates can get consistent monthly revenues as mentioned in point #1. And, what’s more, players have the chance of winning millions while doing so!
#4 Easy to Promote
Is there any easier sell than “would you like to become a millionaire?”
Lotteries are already massively appealing to audiences and are played by hundreds of millions of people around the world. This means that it doesn’t take much of a hard-sell to convince players to improve their chances of winning what they already play by trying out a syndicate.
As the very nature of lottery syndicates is to play in a group, people will be much more open to sharing offers and news with friends and family members that they would like to play – and win – with. This is a perfect way to help grow your social media following.
#6 Syndicates are Better
Simply put, players massively increase their chances of winning by playing as part of a syndicate. Everyone wants to win the lottery, and with 1 in 4 jackpots being won by a syndicate, players will see this as their best opportunity.
If you have any questions about become a lottery affiliate with PartnerWins, please don’t hesitate to contact our very friendly customer service team.
3 Must-Have Tools to Monitor Visitor Interaction
Do you know where your visitors are going, what they are clicking on and how far they are scrolling when they visit your affiliate website?
If you don’t – you should find out, because analysing visitor behaviour on your site is integral to maximising profits. Figure out where people are going, and you can tailor your website to make sure they find what you want them to find and help clicks on your affiliate links go through the roof.
But how do you go about analysing how people are interacting with your site? We look through three tools that will help you do this.
Every website should have Google Analytics set up. If you don’t have it already, do it right now.
However, while most websites do indeed have Analytics set up and configured, did you know you can track how people interact with your website with it? Most people use it to just see visitor numbers, traffic sources and bounce rates – but there’s much more buried in the software.
The gems of Google Analytics can be found under the ‘Behavior’ tab on the left hand navigation. Here you can find all sorts of useful information. In particular, ‘Behavior Flow’ and ‘In-Page Analytics’ are rife with visitor interaction information – showing you were people are clicking and what the typical visitor trail is on your website.
There’s also a handy ‘Page Analytics’ extension that you can download for Google Chrome, which gives you a more accessible version of Analytics, that helps you to view visitor numbers and click rates on your site when viewing your site normally in your browser.
If you really want to dig deep into what your visitors are doing on your website, then you’ll want to invest in Crazy Egg – with packages starting from just $9 per month (although there is a 30-day free trial available).
With Crazy Egg, you’ll get incredibly easy-to-understand visual reports on exactly how far visitors scroll down each page, and where people are clicking on your website. But when it comes to monitoring clicks, Crazy Eggs goes much further than Google and can analyse where people click based on their referral source, the keyword they entered and more.
Crazy Egg will show you exactly where your visitors are coming from and what they do when they land on your site.
If you’re not so keen on big data, then ClickTale maybe of more interest to you.
Essentially, ClickTale records videos of visitor’s interactions on your website – tracking their mouse as they navigate your site. Obviously it’s not possible to monitor ever visitor to your site, but you can still store a substantial number of tracking videos to see individual’s interaction with your site.
ClickTale really comes into its own, though, when it comes to filling out forms, as it will show you the dropout rate for each section of any form you have on your site. This is a crucial function that shows you exactly what puts off users when they’re signing up to any of your offerings.
If you have any affiliate queries or questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at PartnerWins – we’re happy to help.
How to Become a Lottery Affiliate in 1, 2, 3
Being a lottery affiliate is one of the best ways to make money online. If you do it right, you can absolutely make a living – and more – from it. But where to start?
Step 1 – Create a website
The first you need to do to become an affiliate is set up a website. If you’ve never done this before, this can be a daunting task – but it needn’t be.
For ease of use and great versatility, we’d recommend getting started with WordPress.
There are two versions of WordPress available, WordPress.com and WordPress.org. So what’s the difference?
WordPress.org is the self-hosted version of WordPress. This means you need to pay for a server elsewhere (usually costing around €5 per month or less at places such as Bluehost or GoDaddy) to host your website. The major benefit of the .org version is how customisable it is. Once you have your hosting and domain name sorted, there is nothing else you need to spend on the site. There are hundreds of free themes available and thousands of plugins – making it extremely easy to customise your site. If you have some very basic technological knowledge, we’d highly recommend the WordPress.org version.
WordPress.com, on the other hand, can seem very appealing as it provides you with free hosting and a wordpress.com domain name. However, while you can indeed create a free website this way, it is nowhere near as customisable as the .org version and can introduce various fees for quite basic features. The free version also implements adverts on your site that don’t earn you any money. Again free themes and some plugins are available – but nowhere near as plentiful as .org.
WordPress.com can be a cheap, good option, but if you’re serious about becoming a successful lottery affiliate, the small hosting investment for WordPress.org is definitely worth it.
Using free themes, creating a free website with WordPress is very easy and can be up and running within an hour.
Step 2 – Sign up with PartnerWins
So you now have your new website – great! Now you need to sign up with PartnerWins in order to register as a lottery affiliate.
PartnerWins boasts various lottery brands to its name which you can promote, and is a great way to earn plentiful commissions.
Step 3 – Create links and build your audience
Once you have your website set up and you’re signed up as a lottery affiliate with PartnerWins, it’s time to start building an audience and making some money!
Creating great, informative content is key to providing value to your new audience. While creating a strong social media following will help get people to your website from day one.
Try to be as helpful and informative as possible to potential players, and you should quickly find people coming to you as you build a reputation as the ‘lottery authority’. This is a great way to create loyalty and help increase visitor numbers. The more people looking for lottery information, news and offers you can get to your website – the better your chances of earning commissions.
Remember to make it easy for your audience find links to the lottery websites you are promoting though – as they need to click on your affiliate links in order for you to earn commission. The easier you make it for visitors, the better your chances are of making some good money as a lottery affiliate!
If you have any questions about becoming a lottery affiliate with PartnerWins, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
3 Key Points for Your Lottery Affiliate Strategy in 2015
Affiliate marketing is still a rapidly changing ecosystem. If you rest on your laurels of what has worked in previous years, you might just fall behind. This year, you need to be everywhere, aware and provide substance.
Back-Up Your AMAZING Headlines
Clickbait really got out of hand in 2014. “7 Things You MUST Read Today or You WILL Regret it Forever!” But how many times have you been disappointed by what you read?
Sure, you might see a surge in traffic to your site, but if you haven’t got the content to match your UNBELIEVABLE headlines, you’re not going to be smashing up your commissions.
That’s not to say clickbait is dead – it’s not. But make sure you put the time and effort into creating great, useful content as well. Don’t have your audience leaving your site quickly feeling frustrated and disappointed. If you want to create a successful brand, give people what they want. Back it up.
Keep a close eye on your bounce rate and your audience’s average time on site as an indicator of whether people like your content.
Mobile, Mobile, Mobile, Mobile, Mobile
Got it? Mobile. Be optimised for mobile. If you’re not already, do it… NOW! Seriously, if Google hasn’t already hit you for not being mobile-optimised, you soon will be.
We’ve talked about mobile a lot recently, and for good reason. It’s not a case of mobile is coming… mobile is here. Make sure your site is optimised.
Know Your Customer
Insights and online analytics are getting better and better. If you can figure out who your customer is, what they are looking for, where they are from, why they are looking for it, and when they want whatever it is – you’ll be in a powerful position.
When it comes to content marketing, work out what your customers connect with most and use that as a basis for the future. Spend more time doing what works. As soon as you get to know who your customer is, you’ll be in a much more powerful and time-efficient position.
Get ahead of the curve to be ready for the latest trends and be richly rewarded.
If you have any questions or queries about becoming a lottery affiliate with PartnerWins, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
5 Essential WordPress Plugins for Your Lottery Affiliate Site
You’ve got your WordPress site up and running – hoorah. But do you make the most of some of the great free plugins that are available to help improve your site? Below are five of our most highly-recommended plugins that you can download now and improve your lottery affiliate site instantly.
WordPress SEO by Yoast
SEO is vital for online success. If you get it right, you’ll have visitors pouring into your website every day from Google and other search engines. WordPress SEO by Yoast makes optimising your site and, particularly your posts, so much easier. It gives you the chance to easily input your title tags and meta descriptions, as well as analysing how optimised your target keywords are, and even provides you with a snippet for how your post will appear in Google.
You’ve got a new comment on your latest blog post – awesome! Oh, wait, spam again. We all hate spam. It’s loathsome. With Akismet, you can remove 99% of spam from your life. This plugin automatically checks comments to your site and filters out the ones that look like spam. Not only will your site be spam-free, but that will consequently reduce your disk space and speed up your site for visitors – which is also great for SEO!
W3 Total Cache
While we’re on the subject of speeding up your site, W3 Total Cache is another invaluable tool that will do just that. This is a plugin that you don’t need to interact with much after downloading, but what it will do is increase your site performance 10-fold. W3 Total Cache increases site speed, renders pages quicker, reduces load time, and even boosts your server performance.
Contact Form 7
We discussed the importance of building relationships with players and becoming the go-to expert for them in a previous post. One of the best and easiest ways for your visitors to communicate with you is with the fantastic Contact Form 7. Add in bespoke contact forms on any page you want and easily insert them into your site with this plugin. Having been installed over a million times, this is the best contact form you’ll find for WordPress.
You might not know it, but every time you upload an image to your site, it takes up valuable storage space and can reduce your site speed – which, as we’ve discussed, doesn’t bode well with Google. WP Smush.it strips down your image files – without hampering the quality of the pictures – by getting rid of bulky irrelevant information that you can’t even see, in order to seriously reduce the file size of each image. Faster sites = better sites.
Why Mobile Should Form Part of Your Affiliate Strategy
Did you know that, in 2014, mobile internet use finally overtook fixed internet (i.e. desktop internet) use?
What does that mean? Well, it means there is no longer a question about whether your website needs a mobile marketing strategy. It does. Mobile is here, and it’s here to stay.
Mobile Affiliate Marketing
Although it may seem a scary prospect, it’s not actually such a bad thing. Indeed, many gaming companies have already shown much higher revenue streams from mobile users compared to desktop users in the past couple of years – which is great news for affiliates.
When you make your website mobile-friendly, drop-off rates will decrease significantly and conversion rates will increase.
Google also released a new update recently, basically saying that mobile-optimised websites WILL be prioritised on Google searches on mobile devices. If you’re not sure how well your website is geared up for mobile, then simply take this quick mobile-friendly test from Google, which will let you know exactly how you’re doing.
How to Optimise Affiliate Websites for Mobile
If your site is lagging behind when it comes to being mobile-friendly, get it sorted ASAP. Even if a bespoke mobile website build is beyond your budget, there are loads of great websites that will help transform the mobile version of your site to make it easy to use for those using a smaller screen.
Also, depending on what CMS you use for your website, you may even be able to optimise it automatically. For example, WordPress have fantastic mobile optimisation software called WPTouch that will automatically transform your website for mobile users.
These kinds of packages are generally available to use for free, but, for a small monthly subscription fee, you can unlock a host of handy features and remove any unwanted third-party branding – well worth the low-cost fee.
The great news to come out of all this, though, is that people are interacting more and more with content throughout the day – whether that’s on mobile or desktop.
Help people out, show them the best offers, be ready to answer their questions, and you’ll see your commission rates sore. Mobile is a challenge, but if you step up to it, you’ll be finely rewarded.
So… are you ready for mobile? If you have any questions, or if you’d just like more affiliate information, feel free to get in touch with us here at PartnerWins.
5 Tips to Improve Your Lottery Affiliate Website
Your lottery affiliate site is up and running… but your commissions aren’t as you’d imagined. It’s a common problem.
Some people think being affiliate is like having your own money tree. And that’s kind of true. But simply buying a pack of seeds doesn’t mean you have a tree. You need to provide the right conditions for the tree to, at first survive, and then grow and flourish. And it’s the same for your affiliate website.
A bit of love and care will go a long way as an affiliate, but what can you do to first build an audience, and then have them clicking on your links and making purchases?
Here are our top five tips:
1# Be Honest and Unique
Not everything is amazing, despite what you might read on Buzzfeed.
Building a trusting relationship with your visitors is important, so stay to the point with them. They’ll appreciate it.
Some offers are amazing, some aren’t so. Be to the point. That means, when the time comes that there is a truly incredible offer, let people know. If you’re known for being trustworthy, people will sit up and pay attention when you say something can’t be missed.
When you sensationalise everything, nothing is sensational.
Also, remember to always ask yourself “What is the point of my website? What do visitors gain from coming to my website?”
Be unique. Give your visitors something they can’t find elsewhere. And, if they can find it elsewhere, make sure yours is better.
2# Stay Current
Keep on top of the latest lottery news and offers. Make sure you’re talking about it as soon as something’s happened. It might be a record lottery winner, it might be a new draw, or a special offer. Be on the ball.
Social media is a great way to do this, but whipping up a quick blog post to go alongside this will massively boost audience levels.
Be the best lottery news service there is, so that people come to you looking for the latest.
3# Knowledge is Power
Having the best lottery knowledge in the industry will also set you apart from other affiliates in your quest to build an audience.
If there’s a question you’re asked about a lot, why not write a blog post about it? Providing the answers to common questions is another way to become memorable and a lottery influencer on the web.
Knowledge is power, but sharing is caring.
4# Be Approachable and Build Relationships
So you have the knowledge… now use it to help your audience and gain new visitors.
Sometimes people will come to you with questions, either on social media or on your website, and if you can help these people in any way – great! But you can also go looking to help people.
Answering lottery-related questions on message boards or services such as Yahoo Answers is also a really good way to introduce yourself to new people. Help them and they’ll help you.
Although the end game is for you to get commissions for visitors, developing a relationship with your customers is an integral way for you to build your reputation, brand and user base. Building relationships and an audience comes first, and is integral to getting commissions later.
5# Make It Easy
So you have people visiting your site – hurrah! But how do you get those visitors clicking on your links and becoming lottery customers?
Make. It. Easy.
Make it clear what links are for and where they are going to.
Have clear call to action (CTA) points. If you have your own designer – or even if you have some basic design skills of your own – creating buttons is a great eye-catching way for visitors to navigate to links from your site.
Get in Touch with Us for More Tips
So there are our top five tips for lottery affiliates. If you have any questions, or if you’d just like more affiliate information, feel free to get in touch with us here at PartnerWins.
Report from the 2015 London Affiliate Conference
The 2015 London Affiliate Conference (LAC), which took place at Olympia National from 31st January to 3rd February, was a huge success for PartnerWins.
Numerous new faces and many old friends dropped by at our booth, where we treated them to free drinks. We also gave out plenty of PartnerWins, 7Lottos, and Hiperlotto t-shirts, as well as a number of other free gadgets and goodies.
iPad Air 2 Giveaway
At the start of the conference, we asked people visiting our stand to leave their business cards in a bowl for their chance to win a brand-new iPad Air 2.
When the clock struck 5pm on the third day of the conference, we randomly drew one business card from the bowl to determine the winner.
We’d like to thank everybody who entered the draw and congratulate Anthony once again on his win.
A Great Networking Opportunity
The LAC was a great opportunity to meet affiliates face to face and discuss new ways of working together towards providing players with the best possible gaming experience.
If we didn’t get a chance to meet you at the event, we’d love to hear from you. Get in touch with us at anytime to discuss future plans and how we can work together to build a long-lasting and successful partnership.
Win an iPad 2 with PartnerWins
Win an iPad 2 with PartnerWins!
This month we are following Apple to the moon and giving away iPads to our top New Affiliates!
The top 5 performing new affiliates* in terms of new purchasing customers will get an iPad2 to better follow the growth of their Revenue at PartnerWins.
All you need to do is Signup and Start Promoting our brands!
You can be our Next Winner…. But why stop it there?
If you Register Now you will get a free entry to our Christmas Draw!
Please come back and check our promotions page periodically. We are constantly updating our promotional offers to both new and existing affiliates!
* Affiliates who register with a new account from November 1st to February 28th 2015. The draw will be held on March 5th 2015.