Friday, November 21, 2014

Promoting Christian Affiliate programs

Promoting Christian Affiliate programs

Once you find a Christian affiliate program you are ready to start marketing it. Sharing the program and what it offers is the only way you will make money from it. If you don’t share, people won’t know about it and they won’t buy. There are several ways you can promote the program you are apart of.

1. Blog

If you have a blog, place a button on the side bar and link it to your affiliate link. Most programs offer buttons and banners to use in promotions. You can also use the ads, blog posts, or articles the program owner will supply in blog posts. You can also create your own to place on your blog. Decide what will work for you and run with it. Whatever method you use, make sure you add your affiliate link to it so you are the one getting credit for it.

2. Website

If you have your own website, you can add buttons, banners, text links, or website links to your site. If you have a links page, you can include your affiliate link on that page. If you have button or banner ads on your site, you can include your button and link there as well.

3. Solo ads

Solo ads are great for affiliate programs. You can create an ad or use a blog post as an ad and pay to have an advertising site submit your ad as a solo ad to their lists. There are numerous advertising companies that you can go through. Ask around or do a search to see what you can find. Make sure to ask if their lists are target specific so you can make sure the right people will receive your ad.

4. Button or banner ads

Some websites offer button or banner spots for a small fee. Look for a website that offers this type of advertising that is geared to your target market and place your ad. Some websites offer different prices for different pages while others only have a few pages or maybe even one page. Review their advertising options before you make a decision.

5. Social Media

If you are apart of or you can occasionally promote your affiliate programs on those sites. Remember not to do it too often or you will lose your followers or friends. Some programs offer a Twitter ad that will fit into the 140 character requirement and that same ad can be used on Facebook as well.

Promoting your Christian affiliate programs is the only way you will generate income with them. When you use the suggestions in this article, you will be able to promote them with ease. Don’t be afraid to share them with others. Let God lead you in the direction you should go and what to say.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Staying Focused on your Business

As a business owner, you need to make sure you stay focused on your business or you will get off track. When you get off track you will lose site of the task at hand and you will not be headed in the right direction.

There are a number of things you can do to stay focused. One thing you can do is find what works and stick to it. Here are some suggestions that will help you stay focused on your business.

1. Set goals

Set business goals for the month. When you have a goal for the month you will be able to work towards accomplishing it. Set weekly, monthly, and yearly goals for your business. This will help you focus on them and you will know what you need to do to get them done. This can help you grow your business in ways you never thought were possible.

After you set your goals, you need to break them down into bite sized pieces. When you know exactly you need to do to reach that goal, it will seem easier for you to reach. The goal you set for the month may seem so far off that it’s not possible to reach, but when you set weekly or daily goals, it will be much easier to move your way along to the end result.

2. To-do list

Once you have your goals in place, you will need to create a to-do list each day that will remind you what you need to do to reach the goals. Write down everything you need to do in a day so you don’t forget anything. Write them down as they come to you and then number them if there is a certain order they need to be done in. When you create your list right down appointments you have, calls you have or need to make, and specific tasks that need to be done.

3. Schedule your time

When you are finished creating your goals and to-do list you need to schedule your time in a calendar so you will know what you need to do and when you need to do it. If you have an appointment or call, that needs to go on your calendar. Then schedule things that are hard for you to get done. For example, schedule your social networking time if this is hard for you to get done.

When you schedule your time, you won’t forget to do something you have scheduled at a specific time. This will also help you plan your day according to things you need to get done.

Following these three tips will help you stay focused when it comes to your business. It will also help you to remember important things that you have to do. When you set business goals, you will be able to step out a little and grow your business or take it to the next level. The only way you will know what it will take to grow is to set goals, create a to-do list, and schedule your time so you know what you need to do to make it happen.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Using Social Media to find other Christians

Social media sites are a perfect way to find other Christians. You can find others to socialize with or you can find others to do business with. No matter how you plan to use these people, you can use social media sites to find them.

Social media sites like and are perfect for finding other Christians. These sites are both fun and a great way to meet others.

There are many ways to find others on Twitter. Some of these options are listed below. is a site that you can join and receive updates based on keywords you select. You can choose Christian words and then use these to find people on Twitter. is a site that you can use to find others. You look through categories based on people you are looking for. For example, you can look in the Society category to find Christian people to communicate with.

3. is a great way to find others based on the keywords you use. Now the downside to this type of search is you may get results that contain screen names or if a person talks about a person or business with that keyword in it, that will show up as well.

Using these options listed above will help you find others, but you may find you are limited on the number of people. What you can do is follow the people that your followers are following.

There are many ways to find others using Facebook. Some of these options are listed below.

1. Twitter

If you follow people that list their name on their Twitter page, you can follow them on Facebook as well. You might see a lot of the same posts on the two sites, but you may find different posts on Facebook because you are able to type more than 140 characters.

2. Facebook friends

Check out other friends on your friends pages. If they make posts that are of interest to you, then you can ask them to be your friend. You may want to send a message explaining why you want to be there friend.

3. Facebook groups

Search for Christian groups and then become friends with the people that are apart of those groups. These groups are a great way to communicate with others that feel the same way as you do and believe the same as you.

Using Twitter and Facebook to find Christians to interact with is easy when you use the tips above. These are easy to use and will help you find the people you are looking for without spending a lot of time searching through websites and then going to Twitter and Facebook to see if you can find them.

Ways to find Christian ad sites

Ways to find Christian ad sites

When you are a Christian and your target market is Christians, it can be a challenge to find places to advertise your business that will reach your target market. God has led you to this business and he will lead you in the right direction as far as finding people to join with you or to purchase from you. So don’t let that fear get the best of you. You can do this with God’s help.

The first thing you need to do is start a folder in your favorites for Christian advertising sites. This way you will have easy access to them and you won’t have to continually do searches to find them. Each site that you come across that may work for you, book mark it. Even if you don’t place an ad at that time or you don’t think you will ever be able to afford their rates, book mark it anyway because you never know what God has in store for you and your business.

Now you can start your search. With each site that you find, you should look around to see if they have links to other Christian sites that you can visit. Search using Google or Yahoo search engines. Use keywords like Christian advertising sites or advertise a Christian business and see what comes up.

You should also search Christian forums and message boards because they might have links as well. Sometimes these places will offer sections where people can advertise their businesses and you might find it there. You might also see a section specifically set up for places that offer advertising or you can add places you have found that offer advertising.

Another option is to ask around. Ask your friends or people online if they can share their favorite Christian site to advertise on. When you join the forums and message boards you can ask there as well. Make sure you share your list with them if they ask as well.

Yahoo groups are another place you can search for advertising sites. You may find groups that allow advertising on certain days or every day. Just make sure you follow the rules set in place for each group so you are not asked to leave due to SPAM. 

Yahoo groups are great places to meet other Christians that will be more than happy to help you grow your business through advertising. You can ask for advertising ideas on these groups as well.

Advertising your Christian business is a great way to get the word out about what you offer. When you advertise your business on Christian websites and other places, you will be sure to reach the target market you set out to reach. Use the internet to its fullest so you can find all the right places to place your ads and reach the levels of success that you and God want for your business.