If you are a web designer and you have a blog, or several blogs like I do. Then it might be a good idea to start selling related products and services via affiliate marketing. If your blog is focused on the web design, you can make quite a lot of money if you choose the right affiliates to work with.
I am an affiliate of WP Engine, and they pay a very generous referral fee for sales. I won’t go into too much details here, as you can read about it on their website if you click the banner below. But, they offer $200 per sale, which is way more than most others and they have great, reliable services also, so I don’t have to worry about my clients when I refer them.
Furthermore, they even pay you when you get someone else signing up on your site as a referrer, I think it’s $50 for each one. But check out the details on their site.
If you know of any that are better, please state which ones and why and I’ll consider adding them.
So you are searching the Internet for a content management system and you want to know what Joomla! is? This article will explain the basics.
What is Joomla!
Joomla! is a very powerful, open source, content management system, which willallow the user to build almost any type of website their imagination can come up with and all with very little web design knowledge and skills. In fact, some web hosting companies allow Joomla! to be installed with one click via their control panel. We have been using Joomla! for over 8 years now and it’s a fantastic system.
You can expand your site easily with extensions, you may be familiar with WordPress, which is also a content management system and is also powerful, but Joomla! is more focused on content management whereas WordPress is more focused on blogging. However, WordPress is still a very powerful content management system and I will give an overview of it later on in another post. Joomla! is used on millions of websites worldwide for sites ranging from 1 page landing pages, to massive online communities. Joomla.org runs off their own software and it has a lot of traffic, which shows it can handle it.
You can install extensions for almost anything, such as SEO, newsletters, online stores, social networking platforms and the list goes on. There is a huge community of developers that build themes and extensions for Joomla! and you can find them on their website: http://www.joomla.org. You can also submit your own extensions to them, we have created several, some of free and some are paid, it’s a good way to get some extra money and traffic to your site. Here are all our plugins in case you want to take a look: http://www.webdesignservices.net/free-joomla-twitter-plugin.html
I have been running a web design business now for over 17 years and I really wish I had found the scheduling software I’m using now much sooner. It has saved me hours of time, my client’s love it and my leads are automatically filtered. (more…)
Running a freelance business is not an easy task, so when it comes to doing taxes and bookkeeping, it’s very difficult to keep things in order. In this article I will go over some of the software and tools I use to help me keep track of my finances, pay my taxes, bill clients and create invoices as well as some other useful tips. (more…)
Here is a list of 7 great iOS apps that will help you manage your blog, promote it and help with SEO. If you are like me, then you like to keep your online marketing as simple and easy as possible. (more…)
If you are like me, you don’t like making videos often from scratch, due to all the hassle with software, uploading, editing and so on. Well you will like this news. It’s now possible to make videos with your iPhone by using the new Adobe Voice app. You can download it here
Basically, you can create a video and then add your voice to it, then publish it. It’s part of Adobe Slate, check out this video, which explains it: