Udemy Exposed: Why I Stopped Creating Courses

Udemy is an e-learning marketplace with over 40,000 courses listed in various categories. They launched in 2010 and have since raised over $170M in venture funding. They command a sizable presence in the online course space compared to several of their main competitors. My high hopes for Udemy and online course domination started in October … 

 

Ellevest: Right for Female Investors?

I never became a Sex and the City fan. I watched half an episode to see what all the fuss was about, but it didn’t grab my attention. Still, the series was on target with their message about female empowerment concerning life, relationships, social issues, and so on. Fast forward and America is on the … 

 

36 Recurring Affiliate Programs: Get Paid for Life!

The majority of affiliate marketing programs pay a one-time percentage or flat rate sales commission. For example, DreamHost, SiteGround, and Bluehost pay one-time commissions when customers purchase website hosting. However, some affiliate programs pay residual or ongoing commissions. For instance, Liquid Web and RoseHosting pay recurring commissions when customers purchase hosting. Recurring affiliate marketing programs function the … 

 

The WordPress Affiliate Marketing Plugin You Should Be Using

I remember starting out as an affiliate a few years back and thinking I was on the ball regarding link management. However, I was doing things inefficiently. I would search and get links as I needed them, and I kept my affiliate links in an Excel file. The Excel file is still around for convenience … 

 

Must-Have WordPress Plugins for Every Site

The WordPress universe contains 50,000+ free plugins (and growing). With so many plugins to choose from, it’s easy to lose sight of the essential ones. Figuring out which plugins to install becomes easier when you apply common sense. Naturally, you’ll want to protect your information and secure your site from intruders and hackers first. Then, … 

 

Hootsuite vs Buffer: The Better $10 Monthly Investment

Any successful business owner will tell you that having a robust social media presence is essential for expansion and growth. I value social media platforms tremendously such as YouTube and Twitter because of the traffic that flows through them. For example, in one internet minute, close to three million views occur on YouTube while Facebook … 

 

TransferWise: Cheapest Way to Send Money

It’s been more than a year since I’ve been using TransferWise for foreign exchange transactions and sending money abroad. To date, I’ve transferred £24.4K and saved £760. I previously used PayPal to send money but switched after I reviewed their currency conversion fees which are relatively high. I’m very happy with TransferWise and will detail my … 

 

How to Select the Best Affiliate Programs

In my early days as an affiliate marketer, my focus was on joining programs that I felt had high marketability and appeal. I was less concerned about a program’s overall structure, but more interested in the financial outcomes that hadn’t yet occurred. For example, I joined Julep’s affiliate program which paid a commission rate of … 

 

Top 5 SEO Training Tutorials and Courses

Search engine optimization (SEO), you know what it is or are familiar with the concept, but is learning it important to you? SEO has always been a fascination of mine, but never a full-blown priority until recently. I follow a simple mantra, if nobody can see or find you, nobody will buy you. In other … 

 
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