Monthly Archives: July 2008

How to get funding from the Dragons for your website (because they don’t understand the Internet – as proven by

I’ve just watched Dragon’s Den, Series 6, episode 2 and my jaw dropped. Why? More on that later, but for now here is how to easily impress the Dragon’s and gain some serious funding. 1. Tell them the turnover (not profit) of the biggest website that currently occupies the same niche as yourself. Obviously the bigger the better. 2.“Impress” them with some slightly average search engine results for a couple of key search terms. Judging by this weeks’ episode, position … Continue reading
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I’m always on the look out for affiliate programmes that are a little different and offer a unique angle for us affiliates to promote. Well yesterday the Paid On Results blog caught my eye when it announced that they are launching a new merchant, In particular this caught my attention in the programme details: offer one new deal everyday at a crazy low price! The deal changes at midnight every day and a new offer is made available. … Continue reading
Posted in Affiliate Marketing, Affiliate Networks, Affiliate Programs | 6 Comments

Summer’s here – 10 tips on how to survive the quietest time of the year

The kids have broke up from school for the Summer holidays, the sun is out (mostly), the light nights are here and people are either outside enjoying themselves or going abroad on holiday. Either way, the back end of July and the whole of August are traditionally the slowest time of year for online businesses. In my experience things start to quieten down about now, August is pretty much completely dead and September will get off to a slow start, … Continue reading
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Affiliate sites done well –

Time and time again people ask me what makes a good affiliate site and time and time again I say that all you need is to be passionate about something enough to write well about it. I truly believe that if you are knowledgeable enough about a subject to write engaging content then you will be a success. Some people think that to become a successful affiliate they have to become a Google AdWords expert and blow a load of … Continue reading
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Dragons Den series 6 – well done to Hamfatter and D4M

Great to see Dragon’s Den make a return to TV tonight with series 6. Congratulations to Hamfatter and Dance4MePromotions who both secured investments. I have to say that the the decision to appear on a business reality show by indie band Hamfatter was a stroke of genius. Regardless of whether they got an investment or not, the 15 minutes of prime time TV would almost certainly open up a lot of doors for them. As it happened though, they had … Continue reading
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