Opportunity Does Not = GOOD Opportunity

Posted by Ad Hustler | Posted in Online Pep Rally | Posted on 30-04-2010

Every day I see opportunity.  Every day I am offered a new opportunity.

As affiliate marketers i’m sure that you are offered a lot of new & exciting opportunities on a regular basis.  A new offer hits the network, you hear some guy is making $10,000/mo on some obscure offer, someone wants you to build them a website, an up and coming affiliate network wants you to be a partner, some guy with an idea wants you to execute it for half the revenue.  The opportunities are endless.

What I notice is that a lot of people I know chase opportunities, not necessarily GOOD opportunities.  Just because an opportunity presents itself it doesn’t mean you need to jump on it.  Stop chasing the short term dollars and start thinking about the long term picture.  You’re not going to be successful doing a million different things all of which take a significant amount of your time.  The truly successful people typically concentrate on ONE thing and become GREAT at it.

At the end of the day your profitability may be based on the opportunities you DIDN’T take rather than the ones you did.  Learn to say no.

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Local Lead Generation With Twitter

Posted by Ad Hustler | Posted in Ad Hustler, Local Online Advertising | Posted on 28-04-2010

Hey all.  Jonathan Volk gave me the opportunity to do a guest post on his blog.  I decided to do a really interesting post regarding using Twitter to generate Local Leads.  Its an extension of my Online Local Advertising Series so I hope that you will check it out and let me know what you think.

The Twitter Local Lead Gen Machine

Big thanks to Jonathan Volk for believing in Ad Hustler.

Keep Hustlin’

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9,475 People LIKE AIDS

Posted by Ad Hustler | Posted in Social Media | Posted on 20-04-2010

Over the past few days there has been a new roll-out to Facebook.  This roll-out is the “LIKE” button.  At first glance it seems pretty harmless.  Facebookers are used to “liking” comments or updates from friends, even pictures.  The newest change to Facebook is the replacement of the “Become a Fan” button on pages with a “LIKE” button.

“Become a Fan” & “Like” ultimately serve the same function.  It’s a way for people to follow your page.  Unfortunately, it’s confusing as hell.  Here are some talking points:

  • Just because someone likes something doesn’t mean they want to follow it.
  • Someone who wants to follow something, may not LIKE it – There is a page called AIDS that has 9,475 people.  People who were previously following AIDS now LIKE AIDS.

  • In the past businesses told their customers to “Become a Fan” on Facebook now what are they supposed to say “Like Us On Facebook?”  Sounds ridiculous.
  • Facebook is going to hurt it’s own revenue.  One of the main reasons that Facebook Page owners advertise using the Facebook Ads system is because they have the advantage of each ad saying “Become A Fan” in the ad itself.  It saves people from clicking around and can get fans for pages a whole lot quicker.  Now every single ad has a “like” button regardless if it’s for a page or not so there is no way to differentiate whether you are joining a page or liking an ad.
  • This is change for the sake of change.  It doesn’t make things MORE intuitive, it makes them LESS intuitive.

These social networks need to start hiring some staff with brains.  I call for the firing of whoever is involved with this whole “Like” fiasco at Facebook.  I hope you “like” job hunting.

If you don’t LIKE the like button either: Join The Club

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Affiliate Summit East NYC 2010 Is Coming

Posted by Ad Hustler | Posted in Ad Hustler, Affiliate Marketing | Posted on 19-04-2010

It’s no secret that I think Affiliate Summit is a great show.  It’s not often that I get to see all of my friends in one place and interact with some of the best minds in the industry.

Affiliate Summit East NYC 2010 will take place August 15-17, 2010 at the Hilton NY.

If you are flying in for the event, I highly suggest coming a day or 2 early to enjoy some of the pregame activities.

According to the Tatto Media report recently released, affiliates rate Affiliate Summit as the most valuable tradeshow to their businesses (by a freakin’ landslide)

Affiliate Summit is going to have a commercial running on TV this year as well.  Check it out:

Affiliate Summit is giving a 10% off discount to AdHustler.com readers.  Use coupon code ASE10ADHUSTLER – The coupon works on ALL passes, not just the fancy ones.  Giving a discount at all is extremely generous of them considering they sell the show out EVERY SINGLE TIME!  I am also making ZERO commission if you use that code or any links in this post so I have no skin in the game.

I’ll be at Summit, Will You?

**This was NOT a paid post.  I was NOT asked to make this post but rather want to share an awesome event with you.**

Please Note: I do receive a Press Pass to Affiliate Summit which get’s me in for free however, all statements and thoughts are my own opinions.

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My Previous Career

Posted by Ad Hustler | Posted in Ad Hustler | Posted on 16-04-2010

It’s no secret that I got started in music & entertainment.  I used to be in a band (which is going to be a whole other post) and went to school for Radio Production/On-Air Personality.  I used to have a recording studio as well as an online radio show (which believe it or not was really popular for an online radio show) called “The Ed & B-Man” show.  I was digging through my computer and stumbled upon some promos that we did for the show and thought you might find them amusing.

promo1 (Rap Style)
promo2 (Situational)
promo3 (British Tea Bagging)

Let me know if you laugh :)

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