When people come to the Internet to start earning cash ordinarily their first stop is affiliate marketing. That is fine many men and women have made excellent money with affiliate marketing. Affiliate products could be your first stop but you can discover other money making strategies. You can start to take advantage of merchandise that will give you resale rights once you buy them. The wonderful thing about using these types of merchandise is that once you buy the product you have the right to sell this product to other individuals and keep 100% of the sales made. Which means you don’t just get a portion of the sales generated you get to keep all the money. Of course you should always start with the search engines when you are looking for these items. All you have to do is to do a search for resale rights products and enter the niche your searching for and you should be able to locate plenty of products. If you’re planning on getting into multiple niches you really should locate a membership site that will provide you with new items with resale rights every month. Many of these membership site provide a multitude of products in numerous niches. And to be honest that’s the best way to go, the more products you can sell the more income you will end up making down the road.
I’m gonna cite Bring The Fresh. You will have to get a domain and hosting once you discover the products you will want to advertise. One big key when selecting on a host for your sites is to discover one that will let you add on as many domains as you want. The explanation for this is to save you money by simply adding new domains instead of paying for a different hosting account for each product. However you will still want to get a separate domain for every product. You will need to modify some of the pages on the website to include the price your selling the product for and your name, once that is done all you have to do is post the site to your web host so it appears on the Internet. While I can’t really walk you through each and every step of setting up these sites, if you just do a quick search on You Tube it’s possible to find instructional videos. This can be achieved exactly the same way you used to advertise your affiliate products. However the best part is that when someone purchases this product from you, you will get to keep all this money and it will be paid directly to your Pay Pal account. Now what you will need to do is to keep getting more and more of these sites set up. You will soon realize that you will be able to create more money when you have more sites. A thing you will need to bear in mind is that not all products are going to move the same, meaning that you may make a site that never makes a sale and another site may make 2 sales a day.
Here at The TAS Group, we’ve been pretty fortunate over the last few quarters. Business has been going pretty well, and our Dealmaker business is really flying. We were so pleased with the progress of our Sales Performance Automation business, we issued a press release last week. To handle some of the increased activity we decided to add to our customer engagement team, and last week posted a job on LinkedIn for a Director of Customer Engagements. Maybe it’s a reflection of the economy, or perhaps what we’re doing with Sales Performance Automation is interesting, but we received over 100 applicants in less than a week.
With over 100 potential candidates we’re going to need to do some pretty quick filtering to get to a manageable number to review and interview. We are looking to shortlist an initial 25 candidates.
Given that we placed the position on LinkedIn, it shouldn’t be a surprise to Jane or Joe that, having read whatever they wrote in the cover letter/note/email with their response, we’re next going to look at their LinkedIn profile. So, you’d think they might pay some attention to that. The reality is; the quality of profiles varied dramatically.
There are some great guidelines as to how to create a strong LinkedIn profile, and I will get to that another day. For my part I’m not looking for someone with 1,000+ connections unless they’re in the recruitment business. Maybe you can have 1,000+ contacts, but I’m not sure you can have 1,000+ connections – people you can reach out to as part of your network who you would feel comfortable asking for help, guidance, or an intro to someone. As with any network, you need to invest time. I’m a believer that what you get back is somewhat related to what you put in. It’s a bit like on Twitter, I don’t understand how you can meaningfully follow more than say 100 folks, particularly if you’re really interested in what they have to say. Anyway, that’s just one man’s opinion, but it effects how I view LinkedIn profiles, and in this case had some impact on how we shortlisted candidates.
Getting back to the shortlist. First thing we did was read the cover letter/note/email.
Here are some good ones: (Notes in parentheses are mine)
“Passionate about customer success, delivering relevant and empowering solutions, and acting as a trusted advisor to my clients and team …” (
Relevant passion is good
“Successful customer engagements are driven by leaders possessing exceptional project, planning, execution, and delivery skills, with proven history of process, product, and solution development.” (Someone with a vision)
“I was excited to read about the [role] at The TAS Group in Seattle, WA. My credentials include [education detail] and I have over ten (10) years of experience [relevant job experience] …” (
Excitement, and qualifications
Some not so good:
“Per your instructions I have sent an email to the address contained in this posting …” (
“I would be interested in knowing more about this and any related positions …” (
Tell me why I should tell you
“I am interested to learn more about the [role]. My understanding of the position thus far has me very intrigued by the opportunity.” (
Tell me why I should take the time
“My background fits with this role.” (
That was the entire note!
“Please see my resume attached below. I request you to look into the matter and do the needful. ” (
After this exercise the pool of candidates was a bit more manageable. So, next we looked at the LinkedIn profile itself.
A good profile – in this case at least – is one with enough information that lets us determine if we should include the individual in the shortlist. More often than not, a candidate will be excluded, not because their experience is not relevant, but because it’s just too hard to find. While there may be a nugget lurking beneath the surface, we’ve too many candidates to review to spend that much time on each one.
I’ve referenced the number of connections earlier. More is not necessarily better in my opinion. And, the same applies to recommendations. If you have a very long list of recommendations, and you’ve written a lot of recommendations, then I’m going to presume, perhaps unfairly, that you’ve just been trading recommendations – and so the ones you have don’t really count. If, on the other hand, you’ve a few strong testimonials from customers, your manager, or someone who worked for you – then that will be taken into account – but really I’m going to check those references separately anyway.
We are really excited about the caliber of the people who applied for this position. As our Sales Performance Automation business continues to grow, we’re going to be in the right place to continue to provide excellent service to our customers. We were surprised at how much weight we placed on the LinkedIn profile, but it was a good place to start. Unfortunately, for some of the candidates, it was also the end of the road. Perhaps we can all learn from this.