Friday, November 28, 2014

Businesses that are Perfect for Christians

Businesses that are Perfect for Christians

There are so many businesses that Christians can do. Some may include products that are specifically designed for Christians while others may be designed with everyone in mind.

For some, understanding the difference may be difficult at best. Let me explain a few things here. If you love to help others and you are good at administrative work, you could run a Virtual Assistant business and look for Christian business owners to help. If you like to read books, you could come up with a Christian book business where you only promote Christian books and books written by Christians. You could also be in direct sales and market cleaning products or makeup. Just because they are not specifically designed for Christians only doesn’t mean you can run the business and target only Christian people.

Running a business as a Christian gives you the title of owning a Christian business. When you look for businesses to consider, you can look at just about anything you want. Consider your hobbies and what you like to do. Also consider products that you purchase on a regular basis as well. When you enjoy what you are doing, you will feel more comfortable marketing it.

There are literally thousands of businesses that you can own. Here are just a few ideas to get you started on your research.

1. Affiliate marketing
2. Coaching
3. Virtual Assistant
4. Public speaking
5. Books
6. Makeup
7. Cleaning products
8. Marketing for others
10. Candles

Each of these businesses is not specifically geared to the Christian, but you can make them that way if you choose. When you put yourself around Christian people, you will market to them and that means you will only deal with Christian people in your business. As a business owner, you have the right to pick and choose who you deal with. You can ask people to tell you if they are Christians and say no to them if they are not. You can include a blurb in your ad that says Christian people only or you can find a way to target Christian people only.

When you own and operate a business, you choose how to run it and who you will deal with. You can deal with any type of person or you can limit yourself to those that are Christians. It makes it easier on you when you know who you are dealing with and what type of people they are. The great thing about owning a business is you set the rules and guidelines.

You are the one that makes all the decisions. When you choose to deal with Christians only and you include God in all the decisions, he will help you grow your business. God will also help you find Christians that want to work with you or buy what you offer. He will lead them to your site and show them why they need to buy from you rather than someone else.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

How can you find Christian affiliate programs to work with?

How can you find Christian affiliate programs to work with?

Affiliate programs are great because you don’t have to do anything but share the information with others. Now you may think there aren’t any Christian affiliate programs that you can join, but I’m here to tell you there is. You might be surprised at the number of Christian programs out there.

There are several ways you can find these wonderful affiliate programs.

Clickbank is a website that handles thousands of affiliate programs. You can find all sorts of programs when you search by keyword or business name. When you use Christian keywords you will be able to find programs that will fit your needs. When you find one that sounds good, check out the website to make sure it’s what you are looking for. You may also find products that are not Christian based, but the owner is Christian and that’s perfectly fine.

Clickbank will provide everything you need to get started with your affiliate program. So all you will have to do is find ways to market it using the affiliate link they provide. Your payments will also come from Clickbank.

2. Commission Junction

Commission Junction is another site that is real similar to Clickbank. You can sign up for all sorts of programs through their site. Searches are the same and so is the payment. Some of the bigger companies use Commission Junction to handle their affiliate program so don’t be surprised if you are redirected to the Commission Junction site to join. If you are already an affiliate for Commission Junction you can log in through your information and find them in the list and add them to your account. You may have to go through the approval process with that particular company if they have it set up that way.

3. Other programs

Some companies offer an affiliate program that they manage in house. They may use programs like E-Junkie or WAHMCart for their program. The best way to find these are to search Google or Yahoo using keywords that fit what you are looking for and then look through the homepage to see if they offer an affiliate program. You can search for specific types of businesses or certain types of products and then see if they offer an affiliate program. You should also look at the sites you visit often as well. They may also offer a program that you can join.

Joining Christian affiliate programs are a great way to earn extra money while sharing products that you feel comfortable marketing. When Christian people are your target market, you will feel better about marketing Christian products to them. Using these suggestions will help you find them easier and this will help you spend less time looking and more time earning money.

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.