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Three things learned about advertising
On the right path
Ok, this week could’ve been bad, but actually, good things were happening.The fork in the road that had me worried about what path to travel was answered from above twice, once in February and again just recently. Solutions were found where one least expected.One moved when being 'nudged' by God. Here were three things learned about advertising so far:
1. God put people and situations into my life for a reason. It was up to me how they were used for the good of His Kingdom.
2. The decisions made from the choices above had were mine, and so were the consequences that came from them.
3. The decisions in making this hub and one of my three blogs an earning tool have been showing readership results. It took time making money and the learning process hadn’t ended yet.
Links, codes, and banners
Some things were easy to learn partly because there was nothing to unlearn. Below were some of the terms that one had to be familiar with in advertising.
- Setting up links were done by accdent by my having done a search on the web.on how that was done Thanks to Microsoft Ex. <a href="http://www.pagename.com">"page function"</p></a>
- Codes were not so bad,as long as they were hlghiighted completely. With these one was able to embed them onto a website or an article. This could be any type of media from a video, or image.
- Banners were made to be at the top of a website directing people to that item by sometimes flashing.
Answering the first question
To answer the first part, Plan B started with the revamping of my web page, homepage, classifieds, and splash page. The thought stayed with me through Saturday afternoontoward the end of February this year and left me unable to rest at night. This meant moving things around and getting rid of links and pictures that looked dated.
The next part was expanding my writing capabilities. This meant finding writing situations outside my comfort zone. Advertising was hard work. Another sleepless night came about, but the answer was clear. That meant moving ahead with ways to earn money by making my blogs affiliates. Why not? it certainly couldn't hurt. Everyone had the potential in making a lot of money and the ability to show how they made their success either by e-book, software or video. Like real life experiences, advertising for me was learn as one went.
Finding the right people
The Bible said in Matthew 7:18-20:
18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. (KJV)
Thankfully listening to my cousin served me well. They told me nothing spread faster than something that didn't work on the internet. This included broken links or people exposed as committing fraudulent acts on the internet. One of my followers toled me that the system they found on other people's website only looked good on paper. On visiting them, they were living on welfare and nearly broke. Recently, one of the sites visited by me had an ad that looked interesting. Upon signing up for the service, it made me suspicious when there was a mandatory purchase of three other services before getting the main one supposedly for free.all of the purchases were cancelled. My association with that company ended immediately.
Question 2 answered
Since advertising was a choice made by me, the decision whether to allow racy or sexually charged ads was made for me. Most, if not all of the sites that allowed my affiliation with them had a “no pornography” policy attached to them. It wasn’t just my born-again Christian status that forbade it. Allowing all that skin in shown in those ads made me question whether God or Satan was being served. All those type of ads didn’t glorify the kingdom anyway.
The Bible said, in Exodus 20:3-5:
3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.
5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; (KJV)
11 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (KJV)
20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. (KJV)
Question 3 Moving ahead on faith
Since the revamp, a few doors were opened in the last few months with a few people befriending me on the internet. One of them had a few products they wanted me to help them with on their sites. Working with AdlandPro was new for me because advertising was still new after all this time. It made me think what "can of worms" was opened when the decision was made to share my real-life experiences with on-line advertising.
In spite of my rocky start in advertising, being able to make Google Adsense my friend again made me feel good.This popped into my head last month while writing for one of my other blogs. Two of my blogs were made potential money earners. While no money was made yet, my readership has expanded to at least one other country than the United States. Some of my friends on the web have left positive feedback on a few of my blog pieces. After being a writer for so long criticism was not a problem for me. In the future, it was my hope in bringing my WordPress blogs on line as money makers. The glory in all this went to God.