April 18, 2014

How To Make Money On The Web With Affiliate Links

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Here’s my latest post for my KosherWorkaholic series.  I hope you find it useful.  If you do, please feel free to share it with others.

Do you ever wonder how all of those blogs make money?

Here’s the simple answer.  If you have a website, email list or a strong social media presence, spending just an extra hour a week on some affiliate marketing can help you monetize your website; ie, make some money from it.  And don’t we all want to make a bit of extra money!?

Affiliate marketing is very simple and what you put in, is easily what you get out.  For example, if you spend an hour a week on it, and you already have a loyal blog following, or a nice size email list, a strong Facebook, LinkedIn or Pintrest following, then you will easily be able to collect anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars a month from it.  How much  you make will depend on how much time you put into it.

What is Affiliate Marketing?

Affiliate marketing is when you recommend a website or a product to your readers on your blog or facebook page.  You have code attached to that product recommendation, what we call a ‘link’.  When a reader clicks on that link, called a ‘click through’ and purchases the product you recommend or clicks a few more times, (depending on the specific terms of that affiliate), you make a few cents or dollars.   Its very simple.  For example, if I tell you that CPA/DNA Dedicated Media is my favorite affiliate marketing program and the one I recommend you join first because they provide you with amazing support, training and hold your hand throughout your relationship with them, and you click here to join, I’ll make my commission at no cost to you.  Actually, I’ve helped you make money and in return, seemlessly, you’ve helped me.  Its that simple.  So, I hope you will join Dedicated Media’s affiliate program to test this out.

So, here are some of my favorite Affiliate programs that I recommend you join, if you are interested in making some extra money.  The list below is all affiliate links so if you click on one of these links and join I make a few dollars for providing you with what I hope is a quick and valuable lesson on affiliate marketing.  All of the affiliate programs I’ve listed below are free to join with no strings attached.  If you make a referral, you make your commission.  Straight forward and simple.

It is important to note that if you are using affiliate links on your website or blog, you must by law, comply with the FTC Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising have a disclosure somewhere on your site explaining that you are using affiliate links to help fund your website.  Here’s the disclosure policy I use on my KosherShopaholic site.

Here’s a list of my favorite affiliate marketing programs.  Click through, read up on them, start using them and begin to make some money.  And please do let me know how it goes!

CPA/DNA Dedicated Media

LinkShare

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Become a StudioPress Affiliate and Make Money!

MailChimp

BlueHost

Free $100 iTunes Card For College Students, Parents & Faculty

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When you buy any Mac computer (iMac, MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro) for college from now until September 21, 2012 you’ll receive a FREE $100 Back to School iTunes Gift Card.  If  you buy the new iPad from now until September 21, 2012 you get a FREE $50 Back to School iTunes Gift Card.  You can use your free iTunes gift card on things like apps, books, music, and movies.

Who Qualifies:  Apple offers special education pricing on Apple computers, software and select third party products to college students, parents buying for a college student, or teachers, homeschool teachers, administrators and staff of all grade levels.  Students who have  been accepted to college are also eligible.

How to redeem your gift card: Buy a qualifying Mac or iPad from the Apple Online Store for Education, the Apple Retail Store, or an Apple Authorized Campus Store, and you’ll receive your Back to School Gift Card with your purchase.

Learn more about the Back to School offer here.

Top 5 Budget-friendly Tech-y Gifts for the Man In Your Life

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Father’s Day Tech Gift Picks

Seriously, what gift would make the father in your life happier than technology?  I am fortunate to live with a very tech savvy man who always knows the best products to have around.  So in honor of Father’s Day, I’ve asked him to compile a list of some of his favorite tech-y products.  Any of these would make a great gift for Father’s Day or any other day.  


1- The Amazon Kindle is rated as the #1 Father’s Day gift by Amazon.com and you can buy the Kindle Fire, Full Color 7″ Multi-touch Display, Wi-Fi for only $199 on Amazon right now. What I love the most about products like the Kindle is how it rids the house of so much paper/book clutter!


2- Plantronics Voyager Pro+ Bluetooth earpiece for a smartphone is considered by those ‘in the know’ to be the best bluetooth in the market.  It has great noise cancellation, streams Podcasts, GPS, is comfortable and the price is just right.  Get your Plantronics Voyager PRO+ Bluetooth Headset now!


3- Logitech Wireless Keyboard &  Laser Mouse.  If you don’t yet have a wireless keyboard and laser mouse then it is time to get into the 21st century.

4- Garmin Nuvi Portable GPS Navigator comes with lifetime maps which means that you can upgrade your maps for free everytime Garmin makes and upgrade.  With Lifetime maps the newest, smallest or most far reaching streets are more likely to appear in your navigation system.  This way your GPS is more likely to do what it is intended to do and less likely to get you lost!

5- A Digital Photo Frame. This is one of the coolest things to have in your house.  Moving pictures strait out of a Harry Potter scene! 

 

Free $5 Gap Gift Cards From ‘Wrapp’ App

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I just found for you the BEST new APP called, WRAPP.  It gives you FREE MONEY in the form of top brand gift certificates to give away to your friends. Really?  Really!

Here’s the scoop: Wrapp is a new fun and easy way to give free gift cards from top brands to your friends.  You and your friends need a facebook account to sign up and send/receive the gift cards.  You also need an iPhone or Android to redeem the gift cards.   As soon as you sign up with Wrapp, you get a free $5 Gap Gift Card.  You can then send $5 gift cards to any of your facebook friends from top brand name stores like The Gap, H&M, Sephora, SpaFinder, Fab, bjorn borg, happy socks, $25 for Wayfair or a free month subscription to Wall Street Journal Digital or Weekend.

Sign up for the Wrapp App here!

I’ve been having a blast sending lots of my friends free $5 gift cards - Maybe  some of you will get the hint & send some back to me!!!  ;  )

Enjoy!

thx, DailyCheepskate

 

You need an iPhone or Android to use this gift.  Gift certificates are valid for 30 days so use them at The Gap now!

Kosher Certification Apps {FREE}

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Kosher Guides

I just added a new folder to my iPhone which I labelled, Kosher Guides.  In it I have all of the Kosher Certification Apps, which happen to be FREE.  You can download any or all of these apps onto your iPhone or iPad:  cRc Kosher (Chicago Rabinical Council), OU Kosher, OU Passover, OK VegGuideOK Kosher Food Guide.  These apps are available for the iPhone and iPad.

cRc App

In the cRc Kosher App, you can look up products by category -beverages, foods, fruits and vegetables, liquor and even a slurpee section. The cRc Kosher app also has a Recommended Agencies page where they provide the symbol of all Recommended or ‘kosher’ kosher certifications in the US and all around the world.  This is probably one of the best features from all of these free apps since if you are in a store and see a symbol you don’t know, you can just quickly check your iPhone to see if its on their list.  If its on the list you know its an acceptable certification.  I find a lot of products from Trader Joe’s where I don’t recognize the Kosher certification and once I research it, it turns out to be fine.

OU App

The OU Kosher App allows you to search to see if a particular product is Kosher, provides Kosher Alerts on products that have lost certification as well as lists all the newly certified products.  A Website and Kosher Hotline number are also included for additional questions right at your fingertips. I’ve called the OU Kosher Hotline number of times (especially before Passover ) and they are quick to respond and very helpful.  The OU has a separate OU Passover app you can download which is a tremendous help around Pesach time listing all their products that are and are not kosher for passover.

OK Guides

The OK Kosher Food Guide lists all of their certified products and includes an OK Passover guide in it.  The OK Vegetable Guide is a separate app, created to help the Kosher consumer learn the most thorough methods of cleaning and checking vegetables for insect infestation teaching methods that were originally developed for the mashgichim in OK restaurants who wash and check large amounts of produce without compromising Torah standards.  Due to popular demand these guidelines are now available to the Kosher consumer in app form and online at OK.org site.

These are some really helpful apps, from some exceptional companies, especially at Passover time and all FREE!  Download them all now and let me know how you like them!

For more free apps, check out these 16 free fitness & weight-loss apps.

The Complete Bentching CD & Newest Bentching App

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The Complete Bentching CD & Newest Bentching App

The Bentching App Lite is now FREE on iTunes.  Scroll down to bottom of page for link to skip the review of this beautiful new app & go strait to the App.

The Bentching CD and The Bentching AppTM is a totally unique and personal way to learn the traditional Jewish “Grace After Meals” prayers & tunes and provides musical enjoyment for the whole family. It is a beautiful musical arrangement of Bentching by professional singer/Chazan Adam Davis offered in either CD or App format.

The Bentching App is the newest creation featuring the same musical arrangement as the CD but for use on your iPad (iPhone app coming soon) and is based on highly acclaimed “Complete Bentching CD”.

The Complete Bentching CD or App is for adults and kids alike, when using the app you can sing along with the apps Hebrew or English transliteration or use a bentching card of your own.  Best of all, it offers beautiful musical arrangement and vocals.   It is truly a pleasure to listen to as its done by professionally trained singer Adam Davis.   The app lets you see the hebrew words as you hear them but you can follow along even if you don’t read Hebrew since it also has english translitteration.

This would make a great gift for young children to help them learn and love traditional bentching tunes.  It is also a really beautiful gift for someone who is new to Bentching or hasn’t mastered Hebrew reading yet (since it has English Transliteration).

Here’s some of the praise for “The Complete Bentching CD”.

“An absolute pleasure to listen to it”
“My Kids and I have literally worn out your CD from listening so much, please send me another copy!”
“My Husband loves your CD and has learned the Bentching!
“Thank you so much , I’m not longer embarrased at family meals and weddings, I can follow and sing along !”  “I used your CD to learn the Bentching and I lead the Bentching at my brothers wedding – thank you so much !”
“Thank you for what you’ve done here for so many families and their Shabbos tables!”

Vocals by Cantor Adam Davis, an Orthodox Chazan in Johannesburg, South Africa. His vocal repertoire spans the Classical, Pop, Contemporary genre. He has recorded 3 CD’s and a host of individual songs by artists such as Josh Groban. Adam Davis has studied under Cantors Nathan Gluck, at Yeshiva University School of Music in New York under Chazan Malovany, with Rabbi-Chazan Benzion Volpo in Johannesburg,with Alexander Izbitser in New York and voice with Eugenie Chopin.

iPad/iPhone App Development: 

www.appster.co.za

Bentching App Lite – Free now in iTunes here.

Special Introductory App Price $1!

GET  the App NOW  on iTunes

Get the CD NOW here.

21 Free Recipe eBooks from Amazon

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Amazon has many eBooks that  can be read from your PC or eReader for free without buying a Kindle.  You can install a free Kindle app on any PC, Mac, smart phone or tablet and then read these eBooks – all for FREE!  When an Amazon eBook is free its usually free for only a few days, so grab it when you see it because they do go back to regular price.

Right now I found 21 free recipe eBooks from Amazon.  Woohoo! Click on any or all of these to download the cookbook for free.

 

Here are some free fittness Apps for your iPhone/iPad

Here are some free Kosher Guides for your iPhone/iPad

How To Get Tons Of Free eBooks

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Here are some really great Free eBooks to read on your PC, any Smart Phone or Tablet device.

Amazon’s Top 100 Free eBooks

Now you can read some of the best books for free.  Here are Amazon’s Top Free Ebooks. Read free books like The Perfect 10 Diet: 10 Key Hormones to Losing Weight & Feeling Great, eBay 101: Selling on eBay For Part-time or Full-time Income,  , Jane Austin’s Pride & PrejudiceThe Cheapskate’s Guide to Grocery Savings, Sherlock HolmesDessert Cookbooks – Best Desserts That Are Quick And Easy, and many more.  All FREE!

Amazon Kindle Free Program

You can now borrow thousands of books for free, including 100s of  NY Times bestsellers, with no due dates, as frequent as a book a month if you are a Kindle owner and Amazon Prime member. If you don’t own a Kindle you can get one on Amazon for only $79. If you’re not a Prime member, you can get a one month free trial here.  Learn more about Kindle Owners’ Lending Library here.

Free Sesame Street eBooks

Instead of watching a video, let your children read one of these free Sesame Street eBooks. Its a fun way to get them to read!

Here’s a list of Free fitness and diet Apps.

Here are some more great freebies.

 

16 Free Fitness & Weight-loss iPhone Apps

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If one of your New Year resolutions involves weight loss, dieting, fitness or a healthier lifestyle, here are 16 free iPhone apps to help you succeed!

Jillian Michael’s Slim Down Solution - Diet, fitness & exercise advice from the country’s leading fitness guru.

Weight Watchers Mobile - the old tried and true weight loss system now gives you free support via the latest recipes, health news, exercise info, and more. The App is compatible with PointsPlus program and works for both the iPhone or the iPad.

Body Fitness Free - This free app is considered the top FREE workout app in the USA, UK, Canada, Italy, Germany, France, Australia.

Lose It - A great all-around free weight loss and fitness app.  I have had this app for about 6 months now but am guilty of not really taking proper advantage of it.  It allows you to set goals and establish a daily calorie budget and then track these goals and make sure you stick to your budget.

Instant Heart Rate – Track your work-out or resting heart rate to make the most of your workouts.

Daily Workouts – A great 10 to 30 minute daily workout routine for men and women that steps you through some of the best exercises you can do in the comfort of your own home.

Fooducate - Selected by the App Store as the BEST Health & Wellness app of 2011 allows you to scan and choose healthy groceries.  Scanning an item allows you to see the true ingrediants in a product:  not 100% whole grain, sugar quantities. food colorings and so much more!  I’ve had this app for at least a year now.

Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker - Rated the fastest and easiest to use calorie counter.

Abs Workout Free

Daily Yoga Free

Daily Cardio Workouts Free

Yoga Free – 250 poses and classes

Pedometer- A free pedometer.  Remember the days when we had to buy Pedometers and wear them to keep track of our distance!

Is That Gluten-Free?  -  Contains over 23,000 gluten-free products.  Rated the #1 Gluten-Free App.

WebMD – Health Checker, First Aid Information and Local Health Listings.

Daily Burn Tracker - Track your nutrition, workouts and progress.

 

 

 

Jewish e-books Crazy Chanukah Sale (as low as $1.99)

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Jewish e-books Crazy Chanukah Sale (as low as $1.99)

Jewish e-books is having a Crazy Chanukah Sale!  Get Riva Pomerantz bestsellers for $5, free children’s comics, 50% off ALL Jewish Books, and books as low as $1.99.

These make great gifts, especially the free children’s comic!  Jewish E-Books are opened and read through Digital Editions software available as a free download from Adobe.  You can visit the Jewish e-Books site for more information about it.

Click here to see what Jewish e-Books Crazy Chanukah Sale is all about.

I’m particulalry excited about the Riva Pomerantz bestsellers like Green Fences and Breaking Point for only $5.  I just started following her serials in Mishpacha’s Family First and she’s fast become my favorite Jewish Fiction Writer.

Here’s an excerpt from Green Fences:

“I’ll tell you something, Batya. Everyone’s jealous. Just when you think people would be happy at your success, instead they get jealous and sour about it.” Ruth frowned.

Batya stifled an inner laugh. Does she even realize that I’m the number-one member of the Jealousy Club? And then, unexpectedly, another emotion bubbled up: anger.

Batya Sternheim has much to be grateful for—a devoted husband, healthy kids, a Torah home.  But she also has a best friend, Ruth.

Ruth is popular and elegant, married to a real estate baron. Next to Ruth’s glamorous world, Batya’s life loses its luster. Her discontent seeps into her home, and her marriage spirals dangerously downward. Her husband Ari is willing to take drastic measures to save his family, but that alone won’t be enough.

Things can’t stay the same; but how will they change?

Originally serialized in Mishpacha, Green Fences kept thousands of readers spellbound. Now, enjoy this riveting novel in its entirety, plus a whole new exciting story addition: Ruth’s private diary, an exclusive glimpse into her inner world.

Click here to Open up Green Fences and Find out what’s on the other side of the fence.