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5 Strategies To Write A Product Review Without Buying & Owning It

Writing product reviews is a good way for marketers to earn passive income online through affiliate marketing. Some of you may think that we should try out the actual products ourselves before reviewing it so that we can write an honest review from first-hand experience.

However, here comes the problem...

It's impossible for us to purchase and own every product we review, right? The most obvious reason is that it's just too costly and cost-ineffective. Imagine the cost if you're reviewing high-ticket products like televisions, refrigerators, computers, etc...

Let me help you out in this post if you're having this trouble. I'll offer you 5 alternative strategies to do an awesome product review without purchasing and owning the product itself.

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10 Make Money Blogging Tips That Every Bloggers Should Be Practicing

​Make money blogging online is one of the most common reasons that encourages people to set up a blog and start their "blogging business". However, it is not as easy as it may seem to be, especially to make a full time living from blogging alone. In this post, let me offer you 10 of the most important make money blogging tips I've learnt over the years to help you build a more profitable blog.

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ProfitsGram Review: How To Make Money From Instagram?

In this ProfitsGram Review, I'm going to walk you through step-by-step on what you should expect from this product and reveal to you whether it's really possible to make good money from Instagram by sharing photos.

ProfitsGram, also known as InstaProfitGram, claims to be a tool that can help you easily monetize your Instagram account and make up to $750 per week or even $200 per day.

I'm pretty skeptical about this product so I've purchased it myself and let me just offer you my honest first-hand experience and advice in this review...

ProfitsGram Review Summary

Product Name: ProfitsGram (Click here to join)

Founder: Dawson Trevor

Product Type: eBook

Price: $37

Best For: Photography lovers (Not Instagram lover. You'll see why!)

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Summary: ProfitsGram is an eBook that teaches you how to make money by selling photos on Twenty20. It has nothing to do with Instagram or even Facebook. So the name of the product is misleading. The eBook is all about how to best sell your photos online to earn commission. Recommended for passionate smartphone/professional photographer.

Rating: 18/100

Recommended: No

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Should I Use A Page Builder Plugin For My WordPress Website?

Page Builder Plugin is an useful tool to help people without programming knowledge to build a more beautiful and professional-looking website.

Personally, I love this kind of tools a lot because the feeling of being able to build a very beautiful website is rewarding. A more visually-appealing website is also more attractive and better for conversion.

However, there are some common issues regarding page builders.

In this post, I would like to address these issues and evaluate whether page builder is something you should invest in.

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6 Ways To Drive Traffic To A New Affiliate Marketing Website

Affiliate marketing websites are a great way to earn loads of money overnight. With no blaring alarm tones to wake up early for office hours, or no complaining boss throwing deadlines at you, an affiliate marketing website can eliminate all your money-making troubles.

​An affiliate marketing website is basically any website that utilizes a form of affiliate advertising technique.

Say for example when a link on a website redirects you to another website in order for you to make a purchase there, it is nothing but affiliate marketing. The website owner receives a commission when you proceed to make a purchase.

However, it is not always as easy as it sounds. You need a sufficient number of customers to visit your website who can then go on to make a purchase on another.

So how to gain considerable traffic on your affiliate website in order to maximize profits?

Here are some quick tips...

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Is Wealthy Affiliate Scam or Legit? My In-Depth WA Review 2017

Is Wealthy Affiliate Scam or Legit?

My Insider Review on the Industry-Leading Online Marketing Platform


This Wealthy Affiliate review is a little bit outdated.

I have an updated version of Wealthy Affiliate review here!

Wealthy Affiliate Review Summary

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Product Name:

Product Type:

Online Marketing Training Platform + Community


Free Starter: $0/month, Premium: $49/month OR $359/year

Skill Level Needed:

Complete Beginners to Advanced Marketers



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Wealthy Affiliate is an all-rounded platform for beginners to learn how to make money online.

Their step-by-step training, helpful support & resourceful community are charged at a very affordable price of $49/month.

The FREE Starter Membership has NO limited trial period & is a good way to test-drive the system.​

 Overall, the entire platform is very valuable & resourceful. It's hard to find any negative review against WA.

Wealthy Affiliate is my #1 Recommended Platform for people who want to Make Money Online!​

(No Credit Card Information is Required to Join)

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What’s The Best Affiliate Marketing Product To Promote: Digital, Physical or CPA Offers?

Affiliate marketing is arguably one of the easiest to start and most profitable online business models.

You can sell products and earn commissions without spending any time or money on creating a product. If one product doesn’t sell well, no worries, just move on to the next one.

However, there is more than one way to do affiliate marketing.

In this article, you’ll get a look at the pros and cons of 3 popular affiliate marketing models and understand which is the best affiliate marketing product to promote:

  1. Promoting Digital Products
  2. Promoting Physical Products
  3. Promoting Cost Per Action (CPA) Offers​

You can definitely promoting all 3 types of affiliate marketing products but you need to know which one works best for you in order to get the best result commission.

Let’s go into all three of them and see what’s the best way to do each of them.​

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Easy 1Up Review – A Shameless Online Pyramid Scheme

​I'm not associated with Easy 1Up and I just want to tell you upfront that this Easy 1Up system is a HUGE and SHAMELESS SCAM in my opinion. I'll tell you exactly why I am so certain of it in this Easy 1Up Review.

Easy 1Up Review: The Quick Overview

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Product Type:


$25, $100, $250, $500, $1000


Easy 1 Up has NO real retail products or services to offer. Recruiting people into down-lines is the only way for members to make money. The training system it claims is a low quality one and the whole purpose of the training is just to recruit more people into the system. It's a really obvious scam for more experienced online marketers.

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Wealthy Affiliate Scam Review – 5 Ugly Truths About WA

Let me tell you upfront, I'm a member of Wealthy Affiliate. This Wealthy Affiliate scam review is a post that I want to compile all the complaints and negative sides about WA.

There are so many positive reviews around the Internet ​praising and promoting Wealthy Affiliate. Some are fine because they have balanced review but some are just too one-sided and neglect the fact that everything has two sides, the good and the bad.

Don't get me wrong!

I love Wealthy Affiliate and I highly recommend it to beginners who want to learn how to make money online​, not because I'm an affiliate and a member of WA, but because its training, guidance and support have helped many people to quit their jobs and live the life they want.

Grab Your FREE Proven 4-Step Affiliate Marketing Blueprint if you want to learn how to utilize Wealthy Affiliate as the leverage to make real money online!

Don't waste anymore time. Let me tell you what are the things Wealthy Affiliate can improve on!

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How to Avoid Online Marketing Scams – Top 8 Common Traps

​As online marketing industry continues to grow, there are more and more training, courses and platforms teaching people how to make money online.

However, there are simply too many of them and many people are unable to differentiate the legitimate ones from the scams. This is NOT totally your fault!

I must agree that ​online marketing scams have evolved to the point that experienced marketers are able to develop a very professional and legitimate-looking product to sneakily take advantage of beginners and scam their money. 

It's a lot harder to identify a scam today than in the past.

In this post, I've compiled a list of 8 most common tricks scammers use so that you can be aware of it next time when you encounter it.​

In addition to just revealing the common traps, I've also compiled for you 6 tips to avoid online marketing scams.

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