Phone Card Affiliate Newsletter > July 2010 Phone Cards Affiliate Program
Affiliate Newsletter
July 2010 Affiliate Newsletter - July 2010

 Inside this Issue
» Affiliate Contests & Promotions
» Hot Sellers
» New Phone Cards
» Discontinued Phone Cards
» Tip of the Month
» Marketing Resources & Information
» Holidays & Promotional Opportunities
» Contact Us

Affiliate Promotion:

15 Starbucks Coffee Gift Card
Acquire a minimum of 10 more new customers in July 2010 than you acquired in June 2010 and earn a $15 Starbucks gift certificate.

$25 Starbucks Coffee Gift Card

Acquire a minimum of 25 more new customers in July 2010 than you acquired in June 2010 and earn a $50 Starbucks gift certificate.

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Consider promoting these Top 10 Hot Sellers in July 2010.

1. Hello World* 6. Globetrotter*
2. Africa Special * 7. Hello World*
3. Leo* 8. Gemini*
4. Africa* 9. Lots a Minutes*
5. World Platinum* 10. Scorpio*

*Rechargeable. View all rechargeable cards. View all phone cards.

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No new phone cards have been added. Consider promoting our SPP (SpeedyPin Prepaid) cards. View them here.

Note: If you want to be among the first to know when we add a new product, subscribe to our RSS feed.

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No phone cards were discontinued. Why do phone cards become discontinued?

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Pay Per View (PPV) Advertising?

This month’s tip covers a not so new, but now MUCH easier to get involved with, form of online advertising known as Pay Per View (PPV).

PPV is basically a form of contextual advertising allowing you to reach a very large audience of targeted users based upon keywords or websites you target. Could you use PPV to promote SpeedyPin Phone Cards? You bet!

Why is PPV becoming HOT again within the affiliate marketing world? For starters, new effective Internet-based tools, lower cost, ease-of-use, more merchant offers with higher pay outs and better education are a large reason PPV has begun to re-surface and is being used by more main-stream affiliate marketers today.

Why PPV? Industry icon, Jeremy Shoemaker likes PPC because:

  • You can get PPV traffic for a penny per view
  • You can direct link all you want
  • There is no Quality Score issues
  • There are over 30 billion web pages to target

Want to learn how to start your own PPV advertising campaign? An affiliate marketing manager, Josh Todd, created a PPV 101 guide that walks you through the basic process.

Note: You will have to sign-up for Josh’s mailing list to get the guide, but from what I have read so far, the guide is very easy to read and understand.

SpeedyPin has not been paid nor will we receive anything for mentioning and linking to this guide or Josh’s blog. We’re just trying to keep your minds open to new ideas and opportunities because we want you to sell more phone cards in 2010.

Let us know what you think by commenting below!

*** We’d also love to get your feedback on topics you’re most interested in learning more about. ***

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Free Search Engine Optimization & Search Engine Marketing Tools

There are many SEO/SEM tools available on the Internet today (free & paid). Here are a few of the better free resources, each of which provide helpful tools and a wealth of information you can use to further increase your search engine rankings and Pay Per Click advertising success.

Affiliate Marketing Education

These websites are ideal for you Pros out there looking to keep your skills razor sharp, as well as for those of you whom are new to Affiliate Marketing. Here’s to staying ahead of the rest!

Search Engine Optimization Forums & Blogs

Social Search, Bookmarking & Tagging Websites

A few brave soles proclaimed that Social Search (bookmark sharing, and tagging) would be the next big thing for marketers and advertisers on the Internet. One needs only to look at the huge growth in popularity and useage of websites like Facebook and Twitter–nothing short of astonishing–to know that these prognosticators were right.

Why are these social websites so popular? It’s simple! These services are currently available to us at no cost and can drive thousands of qualified visitors to our websites.

Having said this, most people are still learning the best ways to leverage social search for monetization purposes, but you should definitely get involved with at least Twitter and Facebook to see how you might be able to leverage each site to help you earn more commissions.

Top Sites & Tips (A Who’s Who)

Conferences & Expos

  • Affiliate Summit – Affiliate Summit Corporation, founded by affiliate marketing industry veterans Shawn Collins and Missy Ward, serves the affiliate marketing professional community.
  • Search Engine StrategiesSearch Engine Strategies is a global conference & expo series that keeps you informed about search engine advertising, including optimization and marketing issues.
  • Search Marketing ExpoSMX is programmed by the sharpest minds in search marketing. Together, Search Engine Land editor-in-chief Danny Sullivan and executive editor Chris Sherman have covered the topics, interviewed the luminaries and educated generations of search marketers.
  • PUBCONWebmaster World’s PubCon is an educational conference and industry trade show programmed specifically for web professionals and website site owners.
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Promote Prepaid Phone Cards On These Days

Burundi’s & Rwanda’s Independence Day July 1, 2010
United States’ Independence Day July 4, 2010
Algeria’s, Cape Verde’s & Venezuela’s Independence Day July 5, 2010
Malawai’s Independence Day July 6, 2010
Argentina’s Independence Day July 9, 2010
Bahama’s Independence Day July 10, 2010
São Tomé and Príncipe’s Independence Day July 12, 2010
Slovakia’s Independence Day July 17, 2010
Colombia’s Independence Day July 20, 2010
Liberia’s & Maldive’s Independence Day July 26, 2010
Peru’s Independence Day July 28, 2010
Benin’s & Switzerland’s Independence Day August 1, 2010
Niger’s Independence Day August 3, 2010
Burkina Faso’s Independence Day August 5, 2010
Bolivia’s & Jamaica’s Independence Day August 6, 2010
Singapore’s Independence Day August 9, 2010
Ecuador’s Independence Day August 10, 2010
Chad’s Independence Day August 9, 2010
Ramadan August 11 – Sept 9, 2010
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Affiliate Team
Phone: 1.877.746.6322 ext 205

Why do some phone cards become discontinued?

While we attempt to create a hi-quality, revenue producing line of phone cards, there will be instances in which the cards perceived to be winners simply end up being losers for reasons other than poor performance.

Carriers create phone cards by anticipating usage and profit. They may also incorporate additional fees (e.g. maintenance fees, connection fees) in attempt to make more of a profit. Knowing this, the savvy phone card consumer attempts to discover ways to get maximum usage from a phone card. One such way is to purchase in smaller denominations and burn the card in one call, thereby avoiding the other fees. Thus, the carrier does not receive the additionally anticipated profit. Result… the card is withdrawn. In worse cases, a heavy loss because a carrier to cease business.

Therefore, we must continue to seek alternative products. We’ll do our best to convey these changes to you as promptly as possible!

Copyright © 2010

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