Affiliate marketers, is their presence in social media all that it can be?

As an affiliate marketer, you invest a lot of blood, sweat and tears in developing and updating your website. This commitment causes a lot of marketers to ignore the importance of establishing a social media presence to build brand awareness, attract followers, and drive traffic.

The following is an overview of strategies for building your presence in social media, deploying effective content, and gaining actions and tastes!

Keep focus
Do not attempt to operate on all social media channels unless you have a team of people dedicated to the cause. Instead, identify two or three platforms in which the interests of the public align with the products you want to promote.

Try to do a lot and you will get overwhelmed and have poor accounts. You need accounts where you can post non-promotional messages, initiate conversations with audience members and create followers involved. Only then will your affiliate links and site shares direct traffic.

If you sell technology products that attract young millennials, for example, Twitter is a great channel.

Know the rules
Amazon is the largest affiliate program and one that many affiliate marketers care more about. Amazon allows affiliates to promote products on social channels, as well as on their sites. However, you need to read your FAQ rules and content to familiarize yourself with restrictions on registered words.

Other third party platforms restrict social media marketing to an affiliate marketer. Some social tools do not allow you to post affiliate links, although mainstream mainstream platforms usually do.Facebook will not allow direct affiliate links because it wants to protect users from unsolicited promotions. Using redirected links may work best on Facebook, Twitter and other tools, although some affiliate programs require you to use original link formats when posting.

Use effective messaging strategies
Success in social media as an affiliate marketer is found in similar ways as successful success in other industries. The number one rule of thumb is to build relationships through engagement first, and promote second. Do not load your timeline with product step after product step; No one goes on social media to receive these kinds of messages.

Focus first on delivering value content to your target audience. Offer concise suggestions and insights, share posts from your blog, and offer helpful videos. If you promote cameras and photography, for example, offer your followers tips on how to take great pictures before recommending affiliate products. Infographics and images capture much more attention to your social posts and provide important visual support for product messages.

In essence, affiliate marketing on social media is very similar to social selling. Prioritize trust and credibility and garner respect that helps drive referral traffic to products.

Promotional offers on products of interest to your followers often capture more attention than regular product-based messages.

Affiliate marketers, identify your favorite social networking platforms, create your accounts and start promoting today!

Neil Kokemuller

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Be Christ-inside Minded

…for ye are the temple of the living God; as God
hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them;
and I will be their God, and they shall be my people
(2 Corinthians 6:16

God lives in you. You have to become
conscious of this. You’re the temple of the
living God; He’s made His home in you now. He no
longer dwells in earthly tabernacles. The day Jesus
was crucified was the day God left earthly temples.
While Jesus was on the cross, the Bible says there was
darkness in the earth for three hours. The rocks began
to split; the earth began to quake. The presence of God
had been in the Holy of Holies, separated from the
Holy Place with a thick curtain. But when Jesus said
on the cross, “It is finished,” that thick curtain was cut
from the top to the bottom, and the Holy of Holies
was opened, and the presence of God departed from
that temple.
This symbolizes that the most Holy Place is open
to everybody. Before then, only the High Priest could
go into that most Holy Place where the presence of
God was, and that He did once every year. But through
Jesus Christ, and the power of the Holy Spirit, the
Church was born. And then, the human body became
the living tabernacle of Almighty God. Today, everyone
who’s born again has become God’s dwelling place. 

Do you see why you ought never to be discouraged
or defeated in life? It’s because the greater One lives
in you. He lives in you in all His glory, majesty, power,
and dominion. No wonder the Word says though your
body may be dead because of sin, now that Christ
lives in you, He gives it life, because of righteousness
(Romans 8:10). In other words, Christ in you is your
healing and health. Christ in you is your prosperity and
assurance of a life full of glory and excellence. Have
this consciousness.
Colossians 1:26-27 says, “…To whom God would
make known what is the riches of the glory of this
mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you,
the hope of glory.” What God wanted before the
foundation of the world was for Christ to take up
His abode in the quarters of our hearts; and it has
happened. He’s not far away anymore; you don’t have
to seek or search for Him anywhere else; He lives in
you. Become “Christ-inside” minded.
Confession I’m the seed of Abraham and therefore an heir according to the promise. I belong to the wealthiest and most sublime family there is, and I walk in blessings untold. I’m empowered to prosper, and positioned to be fruitful and productive, glorifying God with my life, in the Name of Jesus. Amen

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Let Christ Be Manifested In You

To whom God would make known what is the riches
of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which
is Christ in you, the hope of glory (Colossians 1:27).
The greatest thing that could ever happen to you
isn’t only to have and know Jesus Christ, but to
also have Him manifested in your life. If you’re sick in
your body today, what you need is the manifestation
of Christ in that part of your body. The Bible says, “…
For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that
he might destroy the works of the devil” (1 John 3:8).
When He’s manifested in your life, everything that’s
not of God will give way.
When Christ is manifested in the life of a sinner,
the power of sin is broken, and righteousness takes
effect. When He’s manifested in the life of one that’s
bound, the chains are broken, and deliverance takes
place. Christ is the answer. Christ is all you need. Christ
is everything. Christ in you is the hope of glory. Let Him
be manifested in you—spirit, soul, and body. Subject
your will and emotions to Him, to His Word, and you’ll
think the thoughts of God, have the emotions of God,
and do the will of God.
Then, you can have Him manifested in your
physical body. You know, someone can be born again
and be blind, lame, sick and afflicted in the body. But if  you let Christ manifest Himself in your body, not only will healing result, He’ll vitalize your body and keep it
immune to sickness, disease and infirmities. He’ll keep
you in divine health. In John 14:21, the Lord Jesus said, “He that hath
my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that
loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my
Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to
him.” That’s what you need; let Him manifest Himself
to you. You don’t need the healing; no, you need the
one who heals; the healer Himself.
So, give Him your whole spirit, soul and body and
your whole life will be full of glory. Hallelujah!
Christ is alive in me; His divine
life is manifested in my spirit,
soul and body and in every
fibre of my being. He’s made
me a champion and a victor
forever! He is my life; in Him
I live and move and have
my being! He’s made me a
wonder. Glory to God!

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Be Ruled By The Word

For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye
through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body,
ye shall live (Romans 8:13).
As a child of God, you’re an ambassador of
Christ. That’s how He sees you. You’re His
representative. That’s why it’s important that your
behaviour conforms to the Word. Be ruled by the
Word. Don’t live according to your flesh. Don’t be
controlled by your emotions. Give no place to carnality
in your life. Be spiritually minded. Spend time on the
Word and yield yourself to the Holy Spirit to work
through you.
Remember, He sees your heart; if you’re hungry
for Him; if you’re zealous and passionate for Him and
the spread of the Gospel, He’ll see to it that you’re a
success in life. So, you’ve got to align yourself with His
thoughts. Let nothing stop you from living a life that’s
pleasing to the Lord. Let your life be to the praise and
glory of the One who called you.
Walk in the Spirit; the Bible says, “This I say then,
Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the
flesh” (Galatians 5:16). Walking in the Spirit is walking
in the Word; living according to God’s Word. As long
as you can have bitterness in your heart, you’re not

walking in the Spirit; as long as you’re still involved in some worldly, carnal machinations, you’re not walking in the Spirit. Refuse to be body-ruled. Live beyond the senses, for Christianity is life in the spirit. Don’t live in accordance to how you feel; live in accordance to the Word. You’re not of this world; you’re born of the Word. Jesus said, “I’m from above,” and so are you;
you’re from above. Therefore, “set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth” (Colossians3:2). Don’t think, talk, or act like the world. Let theWord of God dominate your thinking and control your life.
I’m born of the Spirit, and I’m
fully yielded to His leading,
guidance and control; I don’t
fulfil the desires of the flesh. I’m
fulfilling God’s perfect will, and
living out my destiny in Him. I
yield my spirit to Him only, to be
instructed and guided in wisdom
to please the Lord in all things.

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8 Ways To Beat Job Search Burnout

Burnout is a state of physical and emotional exhaustion that can result from chronic stress. It often leads to cynicism, detachment, a lapse in accomplishments, and feelings of ineffectiveness. According to, “When you’re burned out, problems can seem insurmountable, everything looks bleak, and it’s difficult to muster up the energy to care – let alone do something about your situation.”

However, left unaddressed, burnout can threaten your relationships, your health, and your career, not to mention your job search. So, how can you prevent or heal job search burnout? Here are eight strategies to consider:

1. Leverage technology

Use a wide range of technologies, software, and apps to enable you to work smarter and job search less time each day without sacrificing results.

Use job lead aggregators, for example, to eliminate the task of manually searching for open positions on job boards – let automated searches do the work for you and deliver relevant lists to your inbox.
Organize your search and networking to-dos with tools such as JibberJobber that simplify critical follow-up tasks.
A simple tool such as the canned emails feature on Gmail allows you to strategically re-use email messages over and over again without having to rewrite them.
Discover 35 apps and tools that can save you hours of time each week in your career search.
2. Batch activities to streamline your job search workload

In other words, combine apples with apples and oranges with oranges – capitalize on mental synergies by doing similar job search activities at the same time.

Reply to emails and voice mails in the same period of time since both tasks require similar intellectual energies and will often utilize the same information.
Do all of your resume tailoring for the day at the same time.
Chunk your relationship-building with recruiters and hiring managers into the same time period so you can re-use messages and resources when relevant.
Complete a week’s worth of content curation within a few hours so you can quickly access curated material when you’re ready to batch emails to recruiters.
3. Say no

Set limits with others and yourself. Know what you can manage and ensure you take on no more than that.

Say no to more projects or honey-do assignments. Being unemployed does not mean you have endless time to get things done around the house. Make your search a priority without sacrificing your personal relationships, but make sure you set limits on how many extra projects you can complete.
Say no to workaholism. Job searching more than 30-35 hours per week is counterproductive. By exhausting yourself week-after-week you will inadvertently rob yourself of energy when you need it most – for job interviews and salary negotiations (not to mention starting your new job). I suggest working no more than 4 days weekly in your search so you can take every Friday as a  “me” day. Use that time to invest in yourself personally and professionally. One of my clients goes golfing every Friday, for example, which gets him away from his computer. He gets exercise, invests in networking relationships, and returns to his search the following Monday with a renewed perspective.
Say no to too many social contacts. There is no way to do it all when you’re in active search mode. You may have to say no to attending select get-togethers or professional association meetings. Choose the ones you do attend wisely and spread them out through the course of the month. While it’s critical to stay in touch with people and professional organizations in your search, it is possible to overdo both. Know what you need and let go of the rest.
4. Know when enough is enough

How many job applications should you complete every week in your search? How many recruiters should you contact? How many times? How many LinkedIn invitations to connect should you send? When it comes right down to it, most of your job search to-dos can be boiled down to a series of simple metrics.

Create a job search dashboard so you have specific goals to work toward each week and know when they are complete. Set achievable, realistic targets for every area of your search.
Use those targets to create a weekly job search action plan. This directs your job search activity a week at a time and helps you to sustain momentum month-by-month.
From your weekly job search action plan extract daily to-dos and monitor your output and success. Make it a habit to start and end each job search day by reviewing and updating your search metrics.
5. Invest in yourself & your career

A career search is the perfect time to invest in reflection and growth, both personally and professionally.

Take time out to earn a new certification, take a professional development course, or finally enroll in that MBA program you’ve been wanting to pursue.
Explore your passions. Revitalize your energies by indulging in beloved hobbies or work-related interests. Read books, journals, and articles. Start a blog. Write guest posts for others’ blogs.
Invest in your values. What is most important to you in your work or life? Invest time or energy in family, relationships, friends, or favorite activities. Take a vacation, preferably toward the beginning or end of your search.
Have fun. Now is the time to play and recreate more. Reserve a little fun for each day and a little more each Friday. And role model that self-care by weaving more fun into your weekends with your loved ones, too. Your kids and your spouse will thank you.
6. Shift paradigms

Most job seekers have an inherent “me, me, me” attitude. Shift that to a “give, give, give” mentality to transform your search results.

Instead of pummeling your network with requests, trying giving valuable ideas, suggestions, resources, and aid.
Rather than trying to grab the attention of recruiters, why not earn it by giving them leads, strategic industry information, and recruiting resources?
Stop pursuing hiring executives and refocus to building long-term relationships with them. Invest in their interests, learn about their problems, and suggest solutions. Interest in you and your candidacy is sure to follow.
7. Take a break. (Or 2. Or 3.)

Research shows us that we all need breaks in our work approximately every 90 to 120 minutes. Likewise, we need longer breaks on a weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual basis.

Take breaks every 1.5 to 2 hours throughout your job search days. Make sure you switch mental gears. Get away from your computer and all technology for 15 to 30 minutes each day.
Plan at least a full hour break daily. Get totally away from technology for that period and engage in activities that utilize different parts of your brain.
Change up your “work” locations. Conduct your search from your back porch, the beach, or your favorite coffee shop at least once a week.
8. Keep your search in perspective

Yes, your career search is important, even vital. But let’s face it, it’s not more important than the rest of your life. For most of us, there are other things that are much, much more important.

Take time out to remember your priorities in the midst of an extended job search. Remember your “big whys” – why the search is important to you and why it’s important to your family. Reconnect with what matters and gives meaning to your life.
Take care of your social needs. Not all of your social engagements have to be about networking, so make sure you hang out with friends and family and participate in neighborhood get-togethers. Don’t avoid social contact because you don’t have a job (do set limits on how much you will talk about your search and what you will say, though; otherwise these social outings will discourage you).
By leveraging practical solutions, setting healthy boundaries, and establishing rational expectations for your search, you can heal burnout or, better yet, prevent it from happening in the first place. And the even better news? Any or all of these same strategies will help you fend off burnout in your career as well.

This post was originally published at an earlier date.

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