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3 Things All Affiliate Marketers Need To Survive Online

May 11th, 2009

3 Things All Affiliate Marketers Need To Survive Online

Every affiliate marketer is always looking for the successful market that gives the biggest paycheck. Sometimes they think it is a magic formula that is readily available for them. Actually, it is more complicated than that. It is just good marketing practices that have been proven over years of hard work and dedication.
There are tactics that have worked before with online marketing and is continuing to work in the online affiliate marketing world of today. With these top three marketing tips, you will be able to able to increase your sales and survive in the affiliate marketing online.

What are these three tactics?

1. Using unique web pages to promote each separate product you are marketing. Do not lump all of it together just to save some money on web hosting. It is best to have a site focusing on each and every product and nothing more.

Always include product reviews on the website so visitors will have an initial understanding on what the product can do to those who buys them. Also include testimonials from users who have already tried the product. Be sure that these customers are more than willing to allow you to use their names and photos on the site of the specific product you are marketing.

You can also write articles highlighting the uses of the product and include them on the website as an additional page. Make the pages attractive compelling and include calls to act on the information. Each headline should attract the readers to try and read more, even contact you. Highlight your special points. This will help your readers to learn what the page is about and will want to find out more.

2. Offer free reports to your readers. If possible position them at the very top side of your page so it they simply cannot be missed. Try to create autoresponder messages that will be mailed to those who input their personal information into your sign up box. According to research, a sale is closed usually on the seventh contact with a prospect.

Only two things can possibly happen with the web page alone: closed sale or the prospect leaving the page and never return again. By placing useful information into their inboxes at certain specified period, you will remind them of the product they thought they want later and will find out that the sale is closed. Be sure that the content is directed toward specific reasons to buy the product. Do not make it sound like a sales pitch.

Focus on important points like how your product can make life and things easier and more enjoyable. Include compelling subject lines in the email. As much as possible, avoid using the word “free” because there are still older spam filters that dumps those kind of contents into the junk before even anyone reading them first. Convince those who signed up for your free reports that they will be missing something big if they do not avail of your products and services.

3. Get the kind of traffic that is targeted to your product. Just think, if the person who visited your website has no interest whatsoever in what you are offering, they will be among those who move on and never come back. Write articles for publication in e-zines and e-reports. This way you can locate publications that is focusing on your target customers and what you have put up might just grab their interest.

Try to write a minimum of 2 articles per week, with at least 300-600 words in length. By continuously writing and maintaining these articles you can generate as many as 100 targeted readers to your site in a day.
Always remember that only 1 out of 100 people are likely to buy your product or get your services. If you can generate as much as 1,000 targeted hits for your website in a day, that means you can made 10 sales based on the average statistic.

The tactics given above does not really sound very difficult to do, if you think about it. It just requires a little time and an action plan on your part.

Try to use these tips for several affiliate marketing programs. You can end maintaining a good source of income and surviving in this business that not all marketers can do.
Besides, think of the huge paychecks you will be receiving…

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Successful Affiliate Marketing

May 11th, 2009

Successful Affiliate Marketing

There are hundreds of thousands of affiliate programs
out there, all of which claim to be the best.  Many
of them try to give you the impression that all you
have to do is use their banners and links then wait
for the money to start rolling in.  Although this
can be the case, this type of scenario normally
applies to large sites with a lot of web traffic.

Choosing banners
With most affiliate programs, you are offered a
variety of banners to plan on your website, as very
few of them will be effective.  The problems with
most banners are their size.  If you choose a banner
that is high in size, it will take a long time to
implement and use.  Therefore, it’s recommended that
you use banners no more than 15kb in size.

When you select any types of graphical advertising,
you should try and keep the theme of your website in
mind.  Even though graphical ads are meant to stand
out and catch people’s eye, they shouldn’t be to
the point where everything else on the page is
completely ignored.

Pop ups and unders
A lot of companies will now give their affiliates
the chance of using pop up or pop under ads.  In
most opinions, pop ups aren’t the way to go.  They
can easily annoy visitors and are normally closed
before they even have the chance to load.  You
should instead go for pop unders and those types
that only display once per visit.

Text link ads
Once of the most successful means of advertisting
is text link ads.  They are easy on bandwidth, don’t
use a lot of space, and they easily be implemented
into most types of page layouts.  Good text links
offer some information as to why your visitor
should investigate your offers.

Email advertising
The direct promotion via email has really taken off
over the last several years, although it has
brought tons of spam with it. If you plan to use
email as a method of advertising your products,
you should stand behind what you sell and make
yourself available to answer any questions.

Patience
If you feel confident that your site can generate
great sales for certain company’s, you should
contact them to negotiate an arrangement.  If they
don’t seem to enthused to begin with, you should
remain patient as companies are approaced every
day with affiliates looking to make better deals.

The reality remains that most affiliates can’t
deliver what they promise, and companies are
aware of this.

You should always keep in mind that most forms of
advertising will take time.  No matter what methods
you plan to use, give it some time before you make
any type of decision. Although something may not
happen overnight – it very well could in a few
days or weeks.

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How To Make Money

July 1st, 2006

How To Make Money

With affiliate programs, it really pays to work well
with others.  Also known as referral programs,
affiliate programs are normally commission based
sales.  You’ll recommend a site to your visitors and
then pick up a percentage of any sale that those
visitors make.  You’ll benefit from the commission
and the merchant benefits from the sales.

If you already have a website set up, you can run
an affiliate program from it, or you can simply
build a site to promote a particular product or
service.  As long as it brings in more cash than it
takes to build or run it, you’ll be fine.

With any marketing program, you’ll need to be careful
when you select an affiliate program.  The benefit
of an affiliate program will give you another way
to make money from your users.  Instead of selling
them a product, you simply send them to a partner
then take a cut of the profits.

Even though it may seem tempting to go for programs
with the highest commissions, those programs won’t
pay you anything if your visitors don’t buy them.

Below, you’ll find some tips to help you select an
affiliate program that’s right for you:
1.  Do not accept any less than 25% with
commission.  You can find many programs with great
payment structures and high percentages of pay in
just about any field.
2.  Look for statistic pages that list the
number of click throughs, sales, and earnings so
you’ll be able to see how you are doing.
3.  Always look for programs that offer a
wide variety of tools to put on your web site,
including banners, text links, and of course graphics.
4.  Find out hwo often you’ll be paid and
be sure that the payment schedule meets with your
own expectations.  Some programs will pay monthly,
while others will pay quarterly.
5.  Be sure that top level support is
included.  If they can’t answer your questions in
a quick and timely manner, you don’t want to work
with them.

Once you learn what you are doing with affiliate
programs, you can make a lot of money.  If you
are just starting out, you should always use common
sense and not rush into anything.  As you become
more familiar with how things work, you’ll be well
on your way to making a lot of money – and
enjoying making it.  If you have to work hard, you’ll
be glad you did.

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