Why I chose WPZonBuilder to build my Affiliate Network: Review

Review sites are an ever increasing popular method for affiliate marketers to make a living online and it’s easy to see why. You can pull in many products and services in an aesthetically pleasing way by utilizing powerful plugins and scripts. It’s also a great way to draw traffic and interest from the public through blogs and social networks. Today I want to draw your attention to a WordPress Amazon review plugin called WPZonBuilder. This is my preferred way to build my affiliate network.

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Mobile Marketing: Finding Your Customers No Matter Where They Are

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The Renegade Writer: A Totally Unconventional Guide to Freelance Writing Success (The Renegade Writer’s Freelance Writing series)

Written by two freelancers who broke the rules to win the game, this handbook contains a wealth of information for writers who are frustrated by the seemingly limited ways to operate in the freelance market. It explains that freelancers can negotiate for more money and better terms without risking their careers, shows that editors are not the writer-gobbling monsters many freelancers fear, and explains how to establish and foster work relationships. In this updated second edition there are more ideas, more rules to break, and more resources to get started, including a suite of appendixes covering topics such as contract procedures, getting paid, services for freelancers, generating ideas, and doing research. As inspiration, the book includes examples of real writers who have gone against “expert” advice and flourished. Being shy doesn’t pay, and following the rules puts a writer in a long line of other sheep; with this text as a guide, writers can step out of the herd and build a successful business in a crowded market.

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Build Your Own Wicked WordPress Themes

Wicked WordPress Themes is a step-by-step guide to creating beautiful themes for the world’s most popular CMS, WordPress.

By following the book’s advice, readers can produce designs that are aesthetically stunning, consistent, and for-purpose -whether it’s for their own use, or to drive a high price on the theme marketplace.

All facets of theme design are covered: from design, coding, and deployment, to ensuring readers’ designs are ready-to-go as soon as they’re installed.

Wicked WordPress Themes teaches readers how to leverage theme design frameworks to dramatically shorten development time, enabling them to enter the theme market faster.

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WordPress 3 Site Blueprints

Follow along as you work to build a variety of sites-all using WordPress. While this book isn’t designed for beginners, those with even an intermediate knowledge of WordPress will be able to get these sites up and running in no time. Also, since each chapter is devoted to the design of a different site, there’s no need to read the book in any particular order. Instead, you can pick and choose the blueprints that are of the most interest to you and dive right in.

If you’re a self-learner or a WordPress consultant who, instead of being content with using WordPress out-of-the-box, is interested in exploring all that this open source software has to offer, then this book is for you. The clear instructions provided in each chapter will guide you through the process of creating a varied collection of WordPress sites for either yourself or a client.

While some experience with WordPress is required to get the most from this book, if you can install themes and plugins, you should be able to follow these easy-to-understand WordPress blueprints. Some knowledge of CSS and HTML will be beneficial, but experience with PHP is not required. (edited by author)

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Ultimate Guide to Google AdWords

Never before in the history of advertising has it been possible to spend five bucks, write a couple of ads, and get instant access to over 100 million people in less than 10 minutes.- But that’s exactly what Google AdWords does.- It’s an awesome concept — but businesses can lose a bundle if they don-t know how it works.- AdWords expert Perry Marshall covers how to get lower bid prices, more visitors, and more control in this comprehensive guide.- Current advertisers learn to save 20 to 70 percent off their Google bill, and new advertisers will double their web traffic overnight.- Search engine optimization techniques, direct marketing skills, inexpensive methods of testing, and real-life case studies help both online and brick-and-mortar businesses use the world’s fastest, most powerful advertising medium to drastically improve their business.

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Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

With first-chapter allusions to martial arts, “flow,” “mind like water,” and other concepts borrowed from the East (and usually mangled), you’d almost think this self-helper from David Allen should have been called Zen and the Art of Schedule Maintenance.

Not quite. Yes, Getting Things Done offers a complete system for downloading all those free-floating gotta-do’s clogging your brain into a sophisticated framework of files and action lists-all purportedly to free your mind to focus on whatever you’re working on. However, it still operates from the decidedly Western notion that if we could just get really, really organized, we could turn ourselves into 24/7 productivity machines. (To wit, Allen, whom the New Economy bible Fast Company has dubbed “the personal productivity guru,” suggests that instead of meditating on crouching tigers and hidden dragons while you wait for a plane, you should unsheathe that high-tech saber known as the cell phone and attack that list of calls you need to return.)

As whole-life-organizing systems go, Allen’s is pretty good, even fun and therapeutic. It starts with the exhortation to take every unaccounted-for scrap of paper in your workstation that you can’t junk, The next step is to write down every unaccounted-for gotta-do cramming your head onto its own scrap of paper. Finally, throw the whole stew into a giant “in-basket”

That’s where the processing and prioritizing begin; in Allen’s system, it get a little convoluted at times, rife as it is with fancy terms, subterms, and sub-subterms for even the simplest concepts. Thank goodness the spine of his system is captured on a straightforward, one-page flowchart that you can pin over your desk and repeatedly consult without having to refer back to the book. That alone is worth the purchase price. Also of value is Allen’s ingenious Two-Minute Rule: if there’s anything you absolutely must do that you can do right now in two minutes or less, then do it now, thus freeing up your time and mind tenfold over the long term. It’s commonsense advice so obvious that most of us completely overlook it, much to our detriment; Allen excels at dispensing such wisdom in this useful, if somewhat belabored, self-improver aimed at everyone from CEOs to soccer moms (who we all know are more organized than most CEOs to start with). -Timothy Murphy

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Engage: The Complete Guide for Brands and Businesses to Build, Cultivate, and Measure Success in the New Web

Praise for Engage!

“It’s no longer an era of business as usual. Executives and entrepreneurs must embrace new media in order to not only compete for the future, but for mind share, market share, and, ultimately, relevance. This book helps you engage. Without it, you’re competing for second place.”
—Mark Cuban, owner, Dallas Mavericks; investor; entrepreneur; and Chairman, HDNet

“Affinity is personal and emotional. Without personifying the company and what it symbolizes, it’s difficult for customers to connect with your brand. The concepts from this book can help your brand engage in a way that inspires communities to extend your message, promise, and reach.”
—Tony Hsieh, CEO, Zappos.com

“The power of the top-down, A-list influencer is winding down. Now brands must engage on a direct-to-many basis. Social media makes this possible, and Solis makes this happen. Read his book or be left in the dust.”
—Guy Kawasaki, cofounder, Alltop

“Social media is changing everything about the way people relate socially, in commerce, and in politics. Engage! gets you up to date regarding current trends and technology, and shows you how to build a serious social media strategy. It’s the real deal.”
—Craig Newmark, founder, Craigslist.com

“Before Solis, I was cluelessly competing in the attention economy of the twenty-first century. Solis’s Engage! provides me with the intellectual capital to build relevancy amidst our cacophonous culture. This book is worth its weight in attention—the digital gold of the twenty-first century.”
—Andrew Keen, author of the international hit Cult of the Amateur: How Today’s Internet Is Killing Our Culture

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