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 4 Techniques for Starters In Affiliate Marketing

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Are you look for alternative ways to make extra cash through affiliate marketing? Awesome, you are at the right place where you will be comprehensively guided on how to succeed in affiliate marketing! For a start, let get to know what what Affiliate marketing actually is. A simple definition is that it is  is a business arrangement involving an affiliate and an online merchant, whereby the affiliate is entitled to earn  commission on generating leads and or click which potentially results in sales on the  the merchant’s web site. The affiliate marketing programs are also free to join.

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From the simple definition above, it is clear that both parties tend to benefit. The affiliate makes money by generating leads while the merchant benefits from free and extensive marketing thus enjoys huge exposure to potential customers. In effect the more the affiliate tries harder to generate leads and consequently sales the more more earned. Typically leads that generate sales in most cases earn more commissions that clicks that do not result in sales. Commission comes in varying forms ranging form percentages to fixed amount.

Now that you have an understanding of how affiliate marketing works, lets dive into three  techniques  you should consider prior to  joining any affiliate program for free to maximise your earnings too!

Identify a Niche: A good point to start from is to research and decide on a niche you believe will get you indulged so much that you are highly motivated working in your chosen niche. Niche is basically a business focus area  eg.fashion,gaming,travel,automotive,electronics amongst others. To assist you identify your niche, you can visit or ‘google’ the following affiliate marketing websites for your niche research; linkshare.com,Clickbank and CJ.com among others.

Commission: Your next step after identifying a niche is to think about commission or percentage paid by merchant, the availability of products with high conversion rate and the provision of useful supporting materials.  After making an assessment, you can then make intelligent choice on good converting and high paying affiliate programs for your niche. You can then proceed with creating your website. Make sure to take advantage of marketing materials such as banners,link ads,articles,classifies ads, text amongst others. In order to make an informed decision, bare in mind several affiliate service providers as well as affiliate networks are available with free information on how to optimise your returns based on top paying merchants as well as the highly profitable ones.

Marketing Strategy: At this point it is assumed you are confident about your choice of products and merchants and in addition to that you have acquired a domain name and  webhosting  to build your website? If you answered yes, then you are aready to promote your products and start earning cash!. Not so fast to start smiling! Nothing good comes easy so you definitely need dedication and passion to excel even if you have the best affiliate marketing technique or strategy. A good marketing strategy is what will drive potential customers to your website by way of lead generation, thus you need a good online marketing campaign to increase traffic to your website. One of the commonly used is social media marketing, email marketing etc. This aspect is indeed the toughest but once you have a robust strategy you will sit back laughing to see your earnings grow exponentially and thank me later!

Continuous Improvement: Once you have everything setup and hopefully started earning some cash. This is not the time to drop your oats but rather to continuously improve yourself by learning new strategies via reading online articles, ebooks as well as taking free courses on affiliate marketing. This will bolster your confidence and help you acquire and implement best and working techniques.

Also join useful forums on affiliate marketing to get abreast with working strategies and not overly rely on mere catch phrases or testimonies from other affiliate marketers or the merchants themselves.

As the saying goes, NO PAIN NO GAIN!, thus you need to work hard and be creative to succeed as an affiliate marketer else you will give up quickly and lose out of the opportunity to make some good cash in a short span with the right strategy.

Remember, there is no quick path towards success. Affiliate marketing may seem very tempting due to numerous encouraging testimonies of merchants and affiliate marketers alike who have benefited from it, but it really involves in a great deal of hard work and persistence. You also need to be creative and flexible.

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Digitisation crucial to Ghana Beyond Aid – Bawumia

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Digitisation crucial to Ghana Beyond Aid – Bawumia

Digitisation crucial to Ghana Beyond Aid – Bawumia

On Wednesday, 15 May 2019, Ghana’s Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia participated in the first day of the Ghana Digital Roadmap Conference on the theme: Moving Ghana Beyond Aid: Expanding the local digital economy in Accra.

The conference is to review the Information and Communication Technology for Accelerated Development (ICT4AD) policy document in line with digital opportunities and generate ideas to develop a strategy and an implementation plan to establish Ghana as the leader in ICT innovation in Africa by 2023.

Speaking at the conference, Dr Bawumia stressed the importance the government of Ghana attaches to the ongoing digitisation agenda, emphasising that a digitised, formal economy is a crucial tool of the Ghana Beyond Aid agenda.

“Now is the time to take a critical look at our seminal ICT policy document, the ICT for Accelerated Development Policy, identify gaps and recommend changes required to provide the right framework to harness Ghana’s digital economy and also nurture our local ICT industry,” Dr Bawumia said.

Source: classfmonline.com

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KNUST students build robot that repels mosquitoes

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KNUST students build robot that repels mosquitoes

KNUST students build robot that repels mosquitoes

Each year, countries around the world – Africa, specifically, spend huge sums of money on mosquito control programmes and mosquito bite treatment.

Amid several interventions meant to eliminate the deadly insect, there are concerns about the chemicals’ toxins that are released into the environment.

There are even suggestions totally getting rid of mosquitoes will create imbalance in nature.

So what allows them to live and come into our space but disable them from biting?

Well, Biomedical Engineering students of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology have a built a robotic mosquito repellent.

Second-year students, Joana Owusu-Appiah, Selinam Fiadjo and Daniella Asare call the robot ‘Anquito’, coined from ‘anti’ and ‘mosquito’.

“We realize there are so many measures to kill mosquitoes but we thought to ourselves, is it a problem of mosquitoes living or the fact that they’re in our space?

“Somebody is his room with mosquito coil and net but when there is light out, he goes out for fresh air and gets bitten.”

“What can we do for people who are outside their rooms and getting fresh air” they thought.

The robot, built with computer programming, emits ultrasonic sounds.

Ultrasound is not different from “normal” sound in its physical properties, except that humans cannot hear it. This limit varies from person to person and is approximately 20 kilohertz in healthy young adults. Ultrasound is used in many different fields, including detecting objects and measuring distance. Its imaging is often used in medicine.

Animals such as bats use ultrasound for locating prey and obstacles.

‘Anquito’ emits 38 kilohetz which is thought to ward off mosquitoes. It is equipped with sensors which stop and change direction after encountering an obstacle.

The students are working to create a miniature of the machine and employ artificial intelligence to make it smarter.

Source: Myjoyonline.com

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Google’s ethics board shut down

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Google’s ethics board shut down

An independent group set up to oversee Google’s artificial intelligence efforts, has been shut down less than a fortnight after it was launched.

The Advanced Technology External Advisory Council (ATEAC) was due to look at the ethics around AI, machine learning and facial recognition.

One member resigned and there were calls for another to be removed.

The debacle raises questions about whether firms should set up such bodies.

Google told the BBC: “It’s become clear that in the current environment, ATEAC can’t function as we wanted.

“So we’re ending the council and going back to the drawing board. We’ll continue to be responsible in our work on the important issues that AI raises, and will find different ways of getting outside opinions on these topics.”

There had been an outcry over the appointment of Kay Coles James, who is president of conservative thinktank The Heritage Foundation. Thousands of Google employees signed a petition calling for her removal, over what they described as “anti-trans, anti-LGBTQ and anti-immigrant” comments.

At the weekend, board member Prof Alessandro Acquisti resigned, tweeting: “While I’m devoted to research grappling with key ethical issues of fairness, rights and inclusion in AI, I don’t believe this is the right forum for me to engage in this important work.”

The panel had been announced at a conference at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and had planned to meet four times in 2019.

One of the eight members, Joanna Bryson, a professor from Bath University, expressed anger at Google’s decision to pull the plug.

She tweeted: “I thought there were enough smart people at Google that there must be some process for either communicating or improving decisions. But I was wrong, and the people who called me naive were right.”

Source: bbc.com

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