Archive for the ‘PHP’ category

Should You Learn How To Program?

June 24th, 2013

FUCK YES you should, and here’s why.

Basic programming is NOT hard. I used to think that HTML, web design, programming, etc… was as difficult as learning a new language, like trying to read greek hieroglyphics or something. In reality, it’s more like picking up the rules to Texas Hold Em or something similar.

More importantly than that though, your campaign options will BLOW UP! There is a ton of free software and scripts out there that “do stuff” which you can just use. Your campaigns become a bit more than a shady attempt at a conversion since they have a function now. One thing I’ve noticed is how many websites basically rely on ONE programming function to “do work”. The majority of website owners didn’t write this software, they just assembled (eg copy/pasted) it into a website.

You don’t need to become a master to do useful stuff. The basics, which would take you a whopping few weeks to learn, will take you so far. One idea that I always thought sounded complex is those websites that convert file formats for you. Like doc to pdf. Something like that is super HARD, for the person who did it originally!

A doc to pdf website service is as simple as running a search like this: http://www.google.com/search?q=php+convert+doc+to+pdf. Running that search leads you to here!

If you click through that link, you’ll see some smart person ALREADY did that and will give you the code! Using it in your website is as simple as copy/pasting it. You don’t have to be the badass who does it himself. This is the nature of programming. You don’t have to be computer science major in his 4th year of study, you just need to learn how to use a hammer and drive the nail in.

If you are looking for some tutorials, I wrote a post a long time ago that I still think is 100% relevant because I feel like it gives you the proper order to learn this stuff, from basic HTML/CSS to basic PHP. Here’s the link: http://www.trafficplusconversion.com/146/how-to-code-websites/

I urge you to start studying. It’s fun, satisfying and gives you a massive advantage as an affiliate. So much of affiliate marketing is tracking data points and “reading” the results of your test. Learning the basics is like taking a QUANTUM leap – and it really doesn’t take much time or effort. I hope you jump in.

If you need some clarification as to how this is useful for an affiliate, leave a comment and I’ll explain some more specifics in the comment section.

Need Coding Help? StackOverflow FTW

December 29th, 2011

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From basic HTML/CSS to advanced programming, StackOverflow.com is THE best place to get coding help on the entire internet bar none! Shit, just take a look at some of the response times…

stackoverflow response time

Questions answered in under 1 minute! They’ve got an Alexa rank of 156 so pretty much every serious programmer is on there. This place has saved my ass a few times now.

All the talented people on StackOverlow are extremely helpful and will help out when you’re in a bind. If some coding problem is keeping you from making teh monies, now you know where to go! Best website ever and I had to post about it because it’s so damn useful.

13-Minute Video Teaches You Useful PHP

April 18th, 2011

Pretty much every tracking script out there uses variables on the end of links to pass information along. Here’s a quick example of a Prosper202 tracking link: http://domain.com/landingpage.php?t202id=51862&t202kw=xxxxx

Notice the ?t202id= and t202kw= at the end? Watch this short 13 minute video which explains in detail how these work. Judging by my stats, maybe 1 or 2 people are going through the videos listed on my html/css/php videos page, and since learning this little piece of PHP has helped me tremendously I thought I should devote a whole post to it.

Prosper202 relies on these variables and this short video will teach you how to make them your bitch! :D
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