Get Crafty: Affiliate Marketing in the Hobby Niche


Did you know that the craft and hobby industry generates nearly $50 billion annually in the U.S. alone? Or, that 55.8% of U.S. households are actively involved in crafting? Moreover, 11% of hobbyists and crafters purchase their supplies online and that number will almost certainly increase. The December 2014 Industry Market Research Report for Fabric, […]

Ignore Them at Your Peril


Are you blogging day in and day out and still not earning enough to cover your hosting fees? There could be one really good reason for that — your content may not appeal to the visitors your blog attracts. For example, if you are blogging about ‘how to play guitar’ and targeting all the right […]

Merchants Leave Clues


Looking for a niche or a product to sell? Well, some merchants share clues about the type of niche markets that work best for affiliates. Here, for example is a partial email that I just received from CSN Stores: CSN Stores is merchant on the ShareaSale Network and comprises over 250 specialized online stores that […]

BizOp Market: NOT a Nice Niche


Are you a newbie thinking about starting the next great ‘’ blog to rake in big bucks from the Internet marketing business opportunities niche? Think again!! PLEASE think again. I’ve had numerous discussions with my colleagues throughout the many years I’ve been involved in the Internet marketing space — and we’ve all talked about ditching […]

Julie & Julia: Bloggers MUST Watch this Movie!


It’s not often that I read a book a second time, or watch a movie twice in 2 years – let alone twice in a week – but I did just that this week with Julie & Julia. OK, granted, I watched it on the flight down to the Affiliate Convention in Los Angeles on […]

Cook Up Success with a Recipe / Food Blog


If you browse around the internet, you’ll notice that people all over the world are blogging and making money doing it! These are people just like you; people with little experience, without a background in computer science, or a big bank account to dig into. They used programs like Google Blogger ( or WordPress ( […]

DinerDave Does Market Research

Note from Ros: This is the 2nd in DinerDave’s series. Click here to read the first, Affiliate Site Case Study: Introducing Diner Dave In order to determine what content to put in the pages and posts of I need to figure out what my target market is looking for on the search engines. Fortunately, […]