Affiliate Marketing – A Beginners Guide

Affiliate marketing allows people to sell a variety of products online
through their blogs or website. If you are looking for an easy way to
monetize your website, you can easily implement affiliate marketing into
your site.

The basic concept is signing up for an affiliate
marketing network and finding products that are within your niche. Once
you find the product that is within your niche, you click on the hop
link to add your affiliate ID to the product link. When a reader clicks
on your hop link and buys the item, you get a commission for the sale.
Although this sounds simple, there are a few things that you need to
know before you get started.

Here is a simple guide for affiliate marketing beginners.

Choosing Your Affiliate Network

The affiliate network that you choose will have a lot to do with the type
of products that you are selling. Different affiliate networks will
focus on different items. Some affiliate networks like Commission Junction mainly focus on selling website subscriptions and services
while Clickbank will focus on digital products like eBooks and software

Determine what affiliate network is going to fit best into your niche. For instance, if you’re running a website that offers advice on insurance, you can use a lead based affiliate network to promote insurance quotes. Some affiliate networks are known for late payments and other bad business practices so do your research before hand.

Choosing Products

When you’re first starting out you’re going to be inundated with different products for marketing. There first thing that you need to do is research on the products that you’re going to promote. Unlike your niche where you are focusing on a small market, you can expand your product base and offer a wide variety of products or lead generating links when you’re marketing to readers. We’ve researched many of the best products and business opportunities for you. Visit our site,

Don’t go overboard, but have a couple of items that are relevant to your niche. Whether these are eBooks or software packages, your readers have broad based needs within your niche so you should appeal to every aspect of their need. Click on the “Gravity” or “Network Earnings” options on the affiliate network for stats on what products are selling the best.

Buy The Product

How are you going to give real information about a product if you have
never used it? When somebody comes to your website they are looking for information on the product. If you don’t give them detailed information then they are going to leave the site and probably never come back.

Buy the item so you know the ins and outs of what you’re trying to sell.
Never give broad information about a product. You will be glad that you
bought the product instead of just trying to fake your way through a
review to do online marketing for it.

Be Honest

Affiliate marketing is all about being honest with a product. If there are things that you don’t like about the product, tell your reader. This will
differentiate you from the other marketers trying to sell them a product
based on the features.

When you explain what you don’t like about the item you show that you actually know what it does and what it doesn’t do. You can easily build rapport with your readers and establish online trust. This will bring them back to your website when they need a new product or are wondering about different websites that you’ve tried


Almost everybody knows what a hoplink looks like. When you put hoplinks on your website, a reader is going to know that you’re trying to sell them something. These links are not only telltale signs of a sale; they are not aesthetically appealing to your websites. Cloaking your links is the best way to keep the website looking professional while not coming off as a hard sell.

You can use cloaking tools or you can use an anchor text link. This allows you to embed a link within a certain phrase. For instance, if you’re trying to sell an eBook on acne you can add your hoplink to “Acne Ebook” so that when the phrase is clicked the reader is taken to the product page.

Viral Media

Viral media is an easy way to drum up traffic to your site or blog. If you
are going with a hosting plan then you will be able to easily host videos on your site. If you don’t have a hosting plan, head over to HostGator and buy one.

This is very cheap and will give you the freedom to upload and house your videos per your website or blog. Record yourself going over the product or take screenshots of the product to show the different features. Also talk about what you don’t like about the item to keep your readers informed. Video marketing is a great way to generate traffic


Regards and Blessings to you,

Jack McLaughlin


A wealth of information is available here to assist you in your attraction marketing, online home based business and business opportunity efforts. Visit us today!

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Make Your Holidy Safe & Enjoyable…Tips to Protecting Your Identy

Among the hustle and bustle leading up to the holidays, it’s easy to get caught up in the shopping frenzy. The feeling is all too familiar—where the main concerns become making it to the right shops in time, getting our hands on the right gifts, and making it out before we’ve spent too much money. As you hop from store to store, you’re probably watching your accounts to make sure your purchases are still within budget. But there’s more to keep an eye on … like protecting your personal & business identity.

In 2015 alone the Federal Trade Commission received more than 3 million reports from victims of identity theft.

Many experts suggest that there is a rise in identity theft around the holidays because there are more opportunities for thefts to occur unnoticed. Pickpockets and other identity criminals are out in full force during the holidays and they are everywhere. While staying a few steps ahead of them is critical, having the right plan of attack is equally important in the event something slips through the cracks.

Chances are, you’ve probably been advised to destroy old paper documents that contain sensitive information, and to do so in a secure environment. The truth is, we live in a digital age, and by shredding documents containing personal information, you’re really just scratching the surface.

Make your holiday season safe and enjoyable by following these helpful tips wherever you are:

Out in public

Crowded malls and sidewalks provide ample opportunities for thieves to nab your wallet and bank cards, not to mention other personal information. While you’re out and about, remember:

  • Carry a wallet equipped with RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) blocking capability. RFID technology allows credit cards to be read without having to swipe them through a machine. Having an RFID blocking wallet will help prevent thieves from picking up your credit card info through your jacket or purse.
  • Protect your belongings. With all of the distractions in a busy store, it’s easy to forget to secure your wallet. Pickpockets thrive in a crowd, so limit the amount of personal data you carry with you. This includes not carrying around your Social Security number and checkbook.
  • When in doubt, make purchases via credit rather than debit. The bottom line is, if a fraudulent charge is made, getting your money back is a less arduous process with credit than with debit.
  • Avoid non-bank-affiliated ATMs. You never know who’s really handling your moneyor your bank information when you use an ATM, unless it operates under a legitimate bank. Always look for familiar banking institution emblems.
  • Keep an eye on those around you, especially at places like the ATM machine and checkout line. You never know who could be standing behind you in line watching you key in your PIN number.
  • Make sure you get all your cards back after making a purchase and watch that your credit card is swiped only once. Don’t forget to keep all of your receipts in a safe place.

Cell Phone Security

When you want to compare prices or check your bank accounts on the go, it’s nice to know that because of today’s smartphones, you have the world at your fingertips. Remember, just because you’re the only one that uses your smartphone, doesn’t mean it’s not susceptible to prying eyes. Sticking to a few rules of thumb will help keep your personal information personal:

  • Avoid using public Wi-Fi connections. Hackers can use public networks to get full access to unsecured devices on the same network, like your smartphone. Not only that, they use an unsecured network to distribute malware.
  • Close phone apps after you’re done using them. Even though you don’t see them up on your screen, doesn’t mean they’re not still running—and if they’re still running, hackers still have access to data stored within them. Another option is to just remove sensitive apps like those you use for banking altogether during the holiday season.
  • Delete your browsing and cookie history to avoid password or PIN capture. The last thing you want is for a crook to have the keys to your castles.


Shopping online from the comfort of home or from a cozy coffee shop has become a favorite way to shop. And why not, when you can avoid the long lines and traffic altogether? Shopping this way can be extremely convenient, but you should remain cautious. The internet can be an open range for savvy identity thieves to prey on vulnerable customers, especially when credit information and other sensitive data are constantly being sent electronically. Here are some tips to keep in mind before browsing the web for holiday deals:

  • Shop only from companies you know and trust. Period.
  • Ensure the websites you are on are secure and legitimate. Phishing scams are one way identity thieves can try to steal your personal information online. Making sure that a website is encrypted over a secure connection is easy. When its URL begins with https (as opposed to just http), your network is secure. Also, look for a “Lock” icon displayed in the address bar before or after the URL. You can see more detailed info by clicking it.
  • Update all your anti-virus and anti-spyware programs and, again, avoid doing your online shopping at wireless hotspots where your network might not be secure.

At Home

You can be susceptible to identity theft even in the privacy of your home. An identity crook needs little more than your Social Security number, bank information, or a pre-approved credit application to steal your identity. Here are a few ways to safeguard your personal information while at home:

Mail—Your inbound and outbound mail has more personal information than you may realize. To protect yourself, always be sure to:

  • Remove your mail from your mailbox daily. If you are going to be away for a period of time, have the post office hold your mail or have a trusted friend or neighbor pick it up. If possible, you should also consider having a lock on your mailbox.
  • Shred all unwanted documents. Bank statements, credit card bills, and insurance policy renewal notices can get lost between all of the other mail you get during the holidays. Dumpster diving is a common way identity thieves can get access to these documents, so simply throwing them in the trash is not enough. If it identifies you and you don’t need it—shred it.
  • Take all checks and mail with account information directly to the post office, or a secure mailbox to prevent a thief from taking it from your mailbox.

Phone calls—The holidays are a common time for charities to ask for donations over the phone.  But not all calls are from legitimate sources. An identity thief could pretend to be soliciting a donation for a charity, or act as a representative from your credit card company. Never give out your financial information over the phone when someone calls you. If you’d like to make a donation, contact the organization yourself to ensure your gift is getting to those it was intended for.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!


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The power of giving

The power of giving anyway you can.

There are many ways one can give; money is one way but there are many other ways to give and help others. Below is one of those ways; Enjoy!

XANGO Goodness Foundation

Uploaded on Nov 5, 2009

Giving is a core element of XANGO’s mission, and the company has supported worthy causes that benefit children and families worldwide since its inception. As XANGO grows, so does its ability to affect more lives, While the XANGO Goodness movement has benefited many thousands worldwide as a branded charitable initiative for XANGO, the time has come to extend XANGO’s reach. XANGO has now registered the XanGo Goodness Foundation, a public 501 (c)(3) charity. The Foundation is part of XANGO, LLC’s ongoing commitment to mobilize its global resources to better the lives of others through philanthropic action.

This move strengthens XANGO’s fundraising abilities and commitment to transparency, and expands XANGO’s ability to help even more people in need.

XANGO Meal Pack

Uploaded on May 8, 2009

XANGO Goodness gives back.

More on XANGO and XANGO Meal Pack at

XANGO Goodness

Published on Oct 24, 2012

A look inside XANGO Goodness, accompanied by our very own Chairman & CEO, Aaron Garrity, singing “You Are Beautiful” (the Linda Perry classic made famous by Christina Aguilera).

XANGO started giving back before we even opened our doors. Focusing on children in need, we now lead the industry in social responsibility, setting a new standard for corporate caring. It’s built right into our company’s DNA—our Distributors give generously to organizations like Operation Smile, Americares and Best Buddies just by building a business (and often choose to give much more). We’re proud of what we’ve done together, and we hope you enjoy these smiles as much as we do.


XANGO Meal Pack story to share


Giving is a core element of XANGO’s mission. It’s an essential part of how we do business, something we’ve embraced from our very earliest days. The XANGO Goodness Foundation supports charitable missions, humanitarian relief and feeding programs around the globe.

XANGO’s involvement—with support from the company, distributors and employees—creates positive change in the lives of children worldwide, and it increases opportunities for better health, education and social acceptance.

Goodness Newsletter


Wanda K Robinson, Wanda Robinson

(a.k.a –  wandalkr, wanda500k, mkwandarobinson)

Naples, Idaho

Live Your Life, Live Your Dream, Live Your Way



Charities – The Good and the Bad





American Red Cross

President and CEO Marsha J.
salary for the year was $651,957 
plus expenses

It is called the March of
Dimes because
only a dime for 
every 1 dollar is given to the
United Way

President Brian
receives a $375,000 base salary 
along with numerous expense benefits.
CEO Caryl M. Stern
$1,200,000 per year (100k
per month) plus all expenses including a ROLLS
Less than 5 
cents of your donated dollar goes to the

CEO and owner Mark Curran
profits $2.3 million a year.
Goodwill is a
very catchy name for his business.
You donate to his business
and then he sells the items for
He pays nothing
for his products and pays his workers minimum wage!
Nice Guy. 
$0.00 goes to
help anyone!
Stop giving to this





Salvation Army

Commissioner, Todd Bassett
receives a small salary of only
$13,000 per year(plus housing) for 
managing this $2 billion dollar

96 percent of donated dollars go 
to the cause.
American Legion

National Commander receives
$0.00 zero 

Your donations go to help
Veterans and their families and youth!
Veterans of Foreign Wars

National Commander receives
$0.00 zero 
Your donations go 
to help
Veterans and their families and youth!

Disabled American Veterans

National Commander receives
$0.00 zero 

Your donations go
to help
Veterans and their families and youth!
Military Order of Purple Hearts

National Commander receives a
$0.00 zero salary

Your donations go
to help
Veterans and their families and youth!

The Vietnam Veterans Association
National Commander receives
$0.00 zero 

Your donations go 
to help
Veterans and their families and youth!
Make a Wish
For children’s last
100% goes to funding trips or 
special wishes for a dying child.
St. Jude 
Research Hospital

100% goes towards funding and 
helping Children with Cancer who have no insurance and
cannot afford to pay.
McDonald Houses

All monies go to running 
the houses for parents who have critically ill
Children in the hospital.

100% goes to housing, and feeding 
the families.
Club International


(ONLY $1.00 PER SHOT).



My Devotional – Succeeding In Life

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Consider these three attributes to establish a successful life:

(1) You must refuse to settle for yesterday’s accomplishments. If what you did yesterday still looks big to you today, you probably haven’t done enough today.

(2) You must refuse to sit around waiting for tomorrow’s opportunities. Between the great things we can’t do and the little things we won’t do, the danger is that we’ll do nothing. The world is blessed most by those who do things, not by those who merely talk about doing them.

(3) You must refuse to let your beginning dictate your end. George spent his early years shuffled between foster homes until one day Maria Watkins, a wash-woman, found him asleep in her barn. She didn’t just take him in; she took him to church and introduced him to Jesus. When he eventually left her home, he took with him the Bible she’d given him. Maria left her mark on his life, and George Washington Carver left his mark on the world.

This father of modern agriculture was a friend to three presidents as well as Henry Ford and Gandhi. He is credited with over three hundred different inventions. And the remarkable thing is, despite his disadvantages, he never became bitter or spent so much as a moment getting even. Instead, he went into his lab every morning and prayed, “Open my eyes that I may see.” How could God fail to bless someone with such an attitude?

Thank your for taking the time out to read this PR. I hope this was an inspirational message for you.


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A Short Quiz

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The following short quiz consists of 4 questions and tells whether you are qualified to be a “professional.” According to Andersen Consulting Worldwide, around 90% of the professionals they tested got all questions wrong. But many preschoolers got several correct answers!

1. How do you put a giraffe into a refrigerator?

Correct Answer: Open the refrigerator, put in the giraffe and close the door. This question tests whether you tend to do simple things in an overly complicated way.

2. How do you put an elephant into a refrigerator?

Wrong Answer: Open the refrigerator, put in the elephant and close the door.

Correct Answer: Open the refrigerator, take out the giraffe, put in the elephant and close the door. This tests your ability to think through the repercussions of your actions.

3. The Lion King is hosting an animal conference. All the animals attend except one. Which animal does not attend?

Correct Answer: The elephant. The elephant is in the refrigerator. This tests your memory.

OK, even if you didn’t answer the first three questions correctly, you still have one more chance to show your abilities.

4. There is a river you must cross. But crocodiles inhabit it. How do you manage it to get across?

Correct Answer: You swim across. All the crocodiles are attending the Animal Conference. This tests whether you learn quickly from your mistakes.


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