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Starting a Viral e-Book? Choose a Good Topic

September 14, 2008

Viral marketing is the most popular type of marketing strategy in the online industry at the moment. Why is it so? Because it can give a huge number of potential customers in just a short period of time with very minimal cost. Of course, if there are a large number of potential clients, the turnover percentage will also be bigger.

Viral marketing can be done in many ways. There are newsletters sent thru email, web sites, invitational emails and much more. One effective way to do it is by producing an e-book, or the so-called viral e-book.

What is a viral e-book?

E-books, or electronic books, are the online or electronic version of books, newsletters, publications, manual, etc. E-books are downloadable files from the internet and can be installed to one’s computer. Some of the popular books, like Harry Potter, actually have an e-book version. Some of these are free; some are available for a minimal cost.

The concept of e-books has been adopted by marketing people because of the ease of distribution to a huge number of people over the internet. They incorporated advertising and marketing strategies with e-books to boost revenue, at the same time giving useful information to other people.

That is how the term viral e-book came about. Viral e-book is, basically, an e-book that is passed on to other persons which brings several benefits, mainly profits, for each individual. These e-books are free, most of the time, to encourage more people to get them and pass them on to others.

Viral e-books contain useful information about something related to what the marketer is promoting. And since it is a marketing tool, these viral e-books contain links that lead to the marketer’s web site. Thus, if a person reading the e-book becomes interested and clicks on the link, that will already be a potential sale to the one who originally sent the e-book.

If you are planning to start making such an e-book to promote your products or services, you should consider several things before jumping on to it. The very first thing that you have to think about is the topic.

How to choose a topic?

An e-book can talk about anything. But, of course, if you are planning to make profit from it, your e-book should talk about something interesting. It should deal with things that most people are concerned about. People want things where they can benefit from in whichever way it may be.

The first thing to consider when thinking about the topic for your e-book is your main goal. You have to define your purpose of writing the e-book. If your goal is to increase sales of your product or service, then your topic should be something related to those things.

You, as the maker of the e-book, should also be interested in the topic you choose; else, it will feel like a burden doing something that you do not really like. Also, it will be easier for you to write things about a topic that interests you so you can express yourself better.

To better help you in selecting a topic, you must set an ample amount of time thinking about it. Go in a place where you can concentrate. Try to think of the things that interest you, things that you are comfortable with. Then list down all those things that come to your mind, even the crazy ones.

Once you’ve listed them, select those that can be related to your product or service, if you are promoting these things. If not, select the topic that you think will be most profitable. Also, make sure that you can have a lot of resources for the topic you choose. More resources would mean more information to put in your e-book, and the more interesting it will be to read.

Having a good topic is the best way to start your viral e-book. A topic that interests you, as the author of the e-book, will make the journey of creating it be enjoyable and fun. Other than that, more valuable and quality information will be incorporated since you know the topic well.

So start brainstorming now with yourself. Choose the best topic that you can think of. And make that vision of increased profit turn into reality with your own viral e-book.

Written by Olegs Marhelis · Filed Under Affiliate Strategies, viral marketing 

Need More Subscribers and Huge Traffic? Produce Viral e-Books

September 2, 2008

Viral marketing, when done correctly, can produce very good results. These results can be in the form of site traffic, subscribers to your mailing list, or increased sales of your products and services.

One of the best ways to do viral marketing strategy is the production of viral e-books. This is not just an ordinary e-book. These are books that can be freely passed on by someone to another person with added benefits to both parties.

How does it work with viral e-books?

Aside from having an interesting topic and a wealth of information, the main purpose of the viral e-book is containing links to the site and products the author is promoting. These links can be modified from one person to another by changing the affiliate ID in the link. These links still lead to the web site of the author but credit will also be given to the affiliate which is like a commission.

The author can allow rebranding rights of the e-book to its readers. That means the reader, who would also want to earn from the e-book by becoming an affiliate, can replace the links with his own affiliate code to earn commissions. With this incentive or reward, he will surely pass the book to more and more people. That’s where viral explosion begins.

To be able to maximize the purpose of producing the viral e-book, have an explosion of traffic and have huge number of subscribers, we must have the following factors in place.

– Wide distribution. There are several ways on how you can offer your e-book. You can offer it for free or for a minimal amount. If you allow rebranding, you can also charge for it and have options such as full customization or just part customization rights. Resale rights can also be offered for a certain fee.

However, if a certain amount is tagged to your e-book, its spread will be limited as not everyone is willing to spend money on these e-books. So to have the widest possible reach of your e-book, it is best to offer it for free and the rebranding rights, maybe the part customization, for free as well. Anyways, what we are after is for the e-book to reach a huge number of potential customers and get the most commission from the attached affiliate links.

– Quality affiliate links. To be able to maximize your e-book and give its full potential, it should have good and legitimate affiliate links. But how do you make the readers really click on those links?

If your e-book bombards the readers with lots of affiliate links instead of quality information, they will probably stop reading your book, deletes it and forgets about it. Likewise, if the links lead to affiliate products which are totally not related to the e-book’s theme, you will just lose a good number of potential customers.

The best way to include the affiliate links in your e-book is to make them appear as natural as the other statements in your book. Try to weave them into the content in such a way that it is not obvious to the eyes of your readers. For example, when you want to readers to learn more about a certain topic discussed on your e-book, you can then mention the link as a source of additional information.

– Maximum return for all parties involved. Since you want wide distribution of your e-book, you will offer it for free as well as the rebranding rights. But what will you benefit from it? Of course, just the fact that people will sign up as an affiliate for them to be able to rebrand the links with their own codes means that you will gain more and more subscribers to your list.

Having more and more people who would want to rebrand the links means that more chances of your e-book getting distributed to others because of the incentives these people would gain. And the more people who will get to receive your e-book, the more traffic you will get on your site.

It wouldn’t really matter now if you are not earning from the rebranding rights. What is more important is the increased traffic and subscribers you will get which will eventually lead to more and more sales and success for your business.

Written by Olegs Marhelis · Filed Under Affiliate Strategies, Business, viral marketing 

How to Get Started in Earning Money through Affiliate Marketing

August 30, 2008

Affiliate marketing offers earning opportunities, making it as one of the fastest growing industry in the World Wide Web today. It produces billions of dollars worth of income yearly.  That is why many people are getting involved in it.

However, most of them are just getting into the jive of earning money without a concrete plan. You will have no strategies to be implemented, no guidelines to be followed.

In case that you are planning to get yourself involved in affiliate marketing, bear in your mind that it is a serious work. Though it is one of the easier ways of earning additional income, it still requires effort, perseverance, and a clear plan of action from your starting point up to the finish line.

To start things with, here are some of the elements that you need to consider in engaging yourself in affiliate marketing:

• Having your little home office is the initial element that you need to consider in starting your affiliate career.
Have your office workspace comfortable to work with. Make sure that it has enough illumination and your personal computer has enough ventilation as well.

• You must have some basic knowledge of trading online. It is necessary to be well trained in order to achieve success in this career. In case you are still unfamiliar of the system, you can get the necessary training that you need.

You can start by looking for some affiliate-marketing professionals who already earned substantial extra income and let them guide you on the system. The Internet also offers different resources and conference timetables, which you can attend to learn.

• Set a realistic target so that you can put the necessary plans to reach it. For instance, $1,000 is attainable if you are a first time affiliate marketer.

Since the popularity of affiliate marketing is increasing, it leads to an increase of earning opportunities. Now, you will ask yourself, “How will I choose the right affiliate marketing program?” and “Which of it will give me that good chance of earning a substantial income?”

The preceding sections can help you decide on those matters pertaining to affiliate marketing. These will help you evaluate different opportunities and saving your personal resources as well.

The Commission

Of course, that is the bottom line. How much will you earn from a sale? There is no point of endorsing a product or a service if you will not earn from it.

It will lead you in spending more on marketing it rather than making sales. Stick on a program that offers high commission values, possibly on a 50 percent basis.

Traffic on the Merchant’s Website

Try to know the traffic that the merchant’s site is receiving. You can use this standard for you to determine which you will affiliate.

If a certain website ranked in the top 100,000, this means that website has a good volume of traffic and it has vast amount of affiliates. If it is ranked below 500,000, then it means you get either a little opportunity or nothing at all.

Always conduct some research if the merchant’s site is getting good web traffic. It will help you decide where that gold mine is hiding.

Pay-out Periods

It is important to know how often you will receive your paychecks. There are merchants that release the commission of their affiliates in weekly basis. Others are monthly or quarterly. Your target will not be met if your financial resources will run out.

Tracking Cookies

Usually, potential customers will just be making some visit and will not make any purchase immediately. It is important that the merchant’s website use cookies to track these customers so that you will be able to get the credit once he returns and buys anything in that site. The longer these tracking cookies last, the higher the chance you will be paid.

Merchant’s Promotional Resources

In advertising, promotional resources are vital elements. Check the type and quality of these promotional materials that they are offering to their affiliates.

Look if there are articles or reviews posted in free article sites, special offers, and free samples.

Sometimes, it is wise that you use your own advertisement strategies. There are affiliate programs that use the same ads over and over again. By placing some fresh ads, the impression of the prospect is that it is a new product.

Affiliate marketing is full of surprises. Follow the aforementioned starting elements and pointers and start your affiliate career by hitting a gold mine.
 

Written by Olegs Marhelis · Filed Under Affiliate Strategies 

Establishing a Relationship with Each of your Prospect in Affiliate Marketing

August 29, 2008

It is generally a fact that in online marketing, your investment is all that matters. Of course, you have invested money and effort in establishing yourself to succeed in affiliate marketing. Because of this, you are expecting to receive what is due for you.

As an entrepreneur, take into consideration establishing good relationship with each of your prospect. It is a plus factor in turning them into long-term clients and helping you to make your marketing plan a success.

The point here is that you have to express to your prospects that you look on them as real people and not as like a bunch of receipts in your cash register. Make them feel that they are important in the business; it is sincerity that matters in conducting business with them.

Here are some pointers that you can refer to in establishing good relationship with them based on a positive point of view.

Number One Pointer: Present the Best Yourself both Online and Offline

If you will be dealing with a prospect in person, be sure that you do not forget your personal hygiene. Have you properly groomed by wearing clean and pressed business attire. If you have a car, make sure that it is not just car; make it as your alter ego as possible.

Always remember that first impressions last. You need to impress your potential client and promote your program in a way that he will grab it.

In case of dealing online, have your website attractive enough for your prospects to have their eyes is stuck on it. If you are just some sort of a webmaster, provide your site with catchy fonts. Make it easy to navigate so that even new web browsers can understand what you really mean.

You can also offer forums to have a dialogue with your prospects. Be courteous in answering all their queries, as much as possible in a positive tone. Remember that you are presenting the real you both on and off the web, so better make the best of it.

Number 2 Pointer: Set-Up Common Grounds

Do not drop the whole details of the business instantly. When you will be meeting with your prospect for the first time, it will be wise in your part that you initiate some talk to draw them out a little.

If in case you have seen a photograph of his family, do not be afraid to ask some polite questions about how his children are. You can also share some insights concerning your own family as well. In this way, you will not just talk of pure business. Sometimes, it helps to mix it with some light talks.

It is a little bit harder to sell online. The correspondence that is available between you and your prospect is through e-mails and occasional phone calls. Again, be courteous. Make friendly responses. You can also incorporate in your responses something a little more personal. Tell him that you are enjoying the snowfall while answering his e-mail or you just got back from a vacation.

Number 3 Pointer: Soft Selling

Do not just offer your program as a sort of “business thing”. This is why some online entrepreneurs fail to sell it. A hard sell will just make your prospects turn-off.

You can begin by asking his needs. Give him a chance to air his point of view about what you are offering. Remember that they like to feel that someone is willing to listen to them.

Number 4 Pointer: After-Sales Relationship

If you have made that good impression and an initial sale, the connection must not stop there. After a week, for instance, send him a personal note of thanks for the opportunity of conducting business with them.

Let him know that you are always available to answer his other queries or concerns. By this, you are making him feel that you still care for him after he joined your program.

Number 5 Pointer: Other Benefits for You

Sometimes, there are problems that arises in marketing and it is out of your control (especially when it comes in Internet connectivity) to fix that problem. If you have established that friendly relationship with your client, he will be likely to stand by you during critical times.

You may find it more pleasant to conduct business with someone whom you have already known even just a little.

Expect that the world of online marketing, there are real and fake personalities. If you have developed a real personality and established good relationship with your prospect, you will succeed in attaining their loyalty to your affiliate-marketing program.

Written by Olegs Marhelis · Filed Under Affiliate Strategies, Business 

Affiliate Marketing: The Solution to Control your Growing Expenditures

August 28, 2008

With increasing cost of living today, it is hard to sustain your household needs if only a single member of your family is generating income. It is now a necessity that families have at least two income-generating family members.

Just think that you are having an income of $30,000 to $60,000 every year. Big amount, isn’t it? But once you have figured out your growing expenses for your automobile (such as gasoline, repairs, insurance, and others), your work (like bus fare and meals), children’s needs, and house mortgages, it will just lead to a spend able income (which means you barely had enough to regularly finance your expenses and kept little or no savings at all).

Do not let yourself be drowned of these growing expenditures of your family. There are available ways of earning additional income aside from your present job.

You can actually develop your family lifestyle and not be haunted by creditors by working an online career. Not only that you can have additional money to spend for your expenditures, but also you can spend quality time with your family as well.

All you need to do is sit back at the comfort of your home, in front of your personal computer, and you are on the go of creating your first batch of thousand bucks through affiliate marketing.
What is Affiliate Marketing?

It refers to the endorsement of products or services in the Internet through affiliates. Affiliates are usually webmasters and ezine editors who act as sales agents on behalf of their clients in exchange for a commission on each sale made.

In affiliate marketing, you can prefer either the one-tier program or the two-tier program. In the former, you earn on a per referral basis and cannot hire sub-affiliates to assist you in endorsing a certain product or service. The commission will come from your direct referral.

The latter is quite favorable to you as an affiliate. You will not only earn from your direct referrals; you can also obtain a percentage commission from the referrals by your co-affiliates who join your program.
Affiliate Marketing For Online Entrepreneurs

In case that you are an online entrepreneur and you have your own site, you can use affiliate marketing to endorse your business and increase your sales. You can set up an affiliate-marketing program by including the necessary software for it.

Have your program’s terms, conditions, and online registration form posted in your website. Let your potential affiliates read it and join if they are satisfied with it.

Aside from posting details regarding your affiliate-marketing program, you can also opt to advertise in ezine advertisement networks, search engines, and other sites having high web traffic.

Have your marketing program be registered through affiliate program directories and networks so that prospects who are looking for some new opportunities can find you.

You could also write reviews and articles and let it post in free article sites and request the editors to publish it in your ezine.

Affiliate Marketing for Newbies

If you are just new in the business (no products and websites of your own) but you want to earn money through affiliate marketing, you can set yourself up as an affiliate. Learning the basics of Internet marketing and invest quality time and enough money in order for you to earn income from promoting products of other people.

Determine the hottest products or services in the web, register as an affiliate, and start promoting the product by using different marketing strategies. You can conduct extensive research about these things.

You can check sites, which have online marketing forums. Read posted messages in that particular site and try to participate by posting your queries too. You can also ask questions to marketers online and gain some useful tips in your affiliate career.

Affiliate marketing offers you the earning opportunity that you are waiting for. You can use tons of information right at your fingertips as you work from home.

If you will devote your time and spend your money wisely in this kind of online business, there will come a time that it is more than enough to fund your growing expenditures. Moreover, expect that your family will thank you in the end.

Written by Olegs Marhelis · Filed Under Affiliate Strategies, Business 

Promoting your Business Using Affiliate Marketing

August 27, 2008

You started your own online business, everything’s there; your website’s running, every link in it is functioning as it should be, the products or services you’re selling are there, but your sales are at an all time low.

Why? You probably thought that starting an online business just requires you to put up a functioning website; this is where you are wrong.

Starting an online business is not as easy as it seems. As with other businesses, you have to advertise your products in order to lure people in and start buying your products.

So just how do you advertise in the internet?

Simple

There are a number of ways to promote your online business in the internet. One of them is through affiliate programs.

Affiliate programs works by posting your banners and links to other websites. Most of these are free; you only pay affiliates for every customer referrals from their website who buys your product.

For example, Customer “A” visits your affiliate’s website, then customer “A” gets interested in the product you are selling, and then customer “A” clicks on your link or banner in your affiliate’s website. Customer “A” is then redirected to your website so that he/she can buy the product you are selling.

You then pay your affiliate with a specified amount of commission for that product.

How would you find affiliates who would want to post your links and banners free?

There are so many people in the internet willing to post your links and banners free. People like to use affiliate programs because they practically do not have to do anything hard through this form of advertising.

All they do is promote their website in order to generate targeted internet traffic to their website, therefore, generating targeted traffic to your website and produce more sales.

All they do is hope and pray that a visitor from their website will buy your product in order to get a commission.

To find a good number of affiliates who are willing to promote your products free, you first have to sign up with an affiliate-tracking program.

After signing up, you now have to make a decision on how much you are going to pay your affiliate for each sold product.

You then design some banners or text link that your affiliates can use to post in their website.

Now you are set. All you have to do is wait for affiliates to sign up in the affiliate tracking program and start promoting your products.

Although affiliates can promote your products or services free, you still have to take care of your affiliates in order to promote your product more diligently and with loyalty.

To get affiliate’s loyalty and get them to work harder in promoting your products, pay them well. Give your affiliates a high commission rate for every products sold with their referrals. Not only that it will keep your affiliates from leaving you but it will also attract more affiliates to sign up for you.

You also have to track the sales generated by each and every affiliates referred to you. If you have lots of affiliate, you can easily track their referrals and sales through the affiliate tracking company you signed up for.

You also have to pay your affiliates as early as possible for their sales. Letting them wait for months will discourage them to promote your products and leave you. For this, you have to set up a minimum payment requirement in order to track which affiliate you have to pay.

Be professional, answer questions from emails from your affiliates regarding your affiliate program as soon as you can. Do this in a friendly and professional manner.

Create an affiliate’s newsletter. This is a great way to show your support your affiliate and a great way to give them tips on how to market your products more effectively.

Give your top affiliates bonuses for the sales they bring you and include them in your newsletter for your affiliates. This will get your other affiliates to work harder in promoting your products, and a little competition is good for your affiliates.

Create an affiliate’s only chat room. This will enable your affiliates to speak with each other and discuss about how to make your products to sell more. Providing them with chat rooms or discussion boards will show how much you support them. It is also a good way to give tips and advice on how to market your products.

Affiliate programs are a great and cheap way to advertise your products. Your affiliates will work hard if you give them enough benefits and bonuses for promoting your products or services.

Written by Olegs Marhelis · Filed Under Affiliate Strategies 

Run an Affiliate Marketing Business Successfully

August 26, 2008

Businesses, what do they have in common?

Advertising

Almost all businesses, big or small, no matter what product or services they sell, they need this to be successful in selling whatever products or services they are selling. We see them everywhere in our everyday lives; we see them in flyers, TV commercials, billboards, walls, theaters, sides of buses, and even on the sides of milk boxes, and we even hear advertising on radios and telephones.

Advertising is a tool businesses reach out to more people to buy their products or services. It is a fact that a business will only grow just a little or not at all without advertising.

Thriving businesses hire advertising companies to advertise for them, it is probably better than getting your employees out on the street advertising your products and services for you.

Advertising itself is a business, and you might think that this kind of business is great for making money and you are right, it does make a lot of money. Businesses pay big money to advertise their product.

The same goes for the internet. Online businesses have many ways to advertise their products and services; one of the most common ways is to advertise through affiliate programs.

Affiliate marketing has been around for quite a while now, and it still flourishing. If you are planning to get into the affiliate marketing business, you be successful in it.

Firstly, you have to know what affiliate marketing is all about, how it works, and what to expect.

Affiliate marketing works by signing up a website as an affiliate of an online business to advertise for them. Keep in mind that you will not be actually selling the product or services but you just have to pre-sell the product or services.

This means that if you sign up as an affiliate of an online business your website becomes pretty much like a billboard or an advertising space. Unlike billboards, online businesses will not pay you to post their links on a website but they will only pay you a commission if a visitor from your website clicks the link and buys the product or services the online business is offering.

To start being an affiliate you first need a website. Your website should have a specific theme or topic you are interested in. Remember that the key to this business is targeted internet traffic. Having a theme in your website can make it easier for you to get targeted traffic.

Planning your website
Firstly, create a website based a specific content based on what you know. Like your hobby or your previous work.

Secondly, think of the most profitable topics based on your website’s theme.

Lastly, choose an affiliate program related on what is being discussed on your website’s topic.
 
It is important that you should not include sales pitch on your website. Including one will make it look like you’re selling the product or services, remember that you’re not selling the product but just referring on where to you can buy the product.

Your topics should be more on the information side, include things on what it is all about, why buy the product and you can include the pros and cons of the product if you want. You might think it will discourage potential buyers. Nevertheless, giving your opinion about the product will make it look like you tried the product and knowledgeable about it. This would result in people wanting to try for themselves.

It is also wise that your advertising should not be in your article page. Create a different page that has the affiliate.

What is targeted internet traffic?
Targeted internet traffic is the visitors you want in your website. These visitors are people who are interested in the product you will be discussing in your website not just someone who accidentally entered your site.

High amounts of untargeted internet traffic are useless in your affiliate website. All they do is look at your website for a couple of seconds and leaves.

To generate increased targeted internet traffic you have to:
Create articles regarding the product or services the online business you signed up as an affiliate and put in your website URL at the end of each article then post it on article publishing websites.

Another great thing about this is that not only it generates high amounts of targeted internet traffic but also it is also free.

Rank well on search engines, internet users seldom go to the third results of their search. It is important that your website be instantly shown on the first or second search results.

These are some of the basic structures in building your affiliate business. Just remember that targeted traffic is the lifeline of affiliate marketing. Websites with little or no targeted traffic are websites that do not generate suitable income.

Written by Olegs Marhelis · Filed Under Affiliate Strategies 

Why Choose Affiliate Marketing as your Online Business

August 25, 2008

There are many online businesses coming out today. You might have seen a website selling ebooks or different kinds of services. With so many online businesses coming out with selling the same products, these businesses cannot succeed with proper advertising.

This is where you come in. You can offer to advertise for them or sign up as an affiliate.

An affiliate program works by giving you a commission for every product they sold to every referral you directed to their website. Some affiliate programs will offer pay per click.

This means that if a visitor from your website clicks the link or banner of the company you posted in your site, they will pay you, if different people or users of your website make the clicks.

Since there are so many online businesses wanting to sign up websites as an affiliate, you will never run out of clients. There will always be new online businesses that will open up. If you do affiliate marketing right, you will never lose.

Affiliate marketing can be such a great business, especially for people who are considering starting an online business at home. With good internet traffic, your earnings in affiliate programs can be enough to make ends meet.

Affiliate marketing is a great business for every type of people. Whether you are an average person with a regular job or a student who wants to make extra cash or whether if you are a stay at home parent who wants to help with the household expenses, affiliate marketing is perfect for everyone.

Affiliate marketing allows you to start your home business right away.

All you need is a website and an investment of a little time, a little effort and a little money to get good internet traffic in your website. Sometimes if you are good in promoting your website, you need to invest no money at all.

Here are some of the reasons why affiliate marketing can be a great business:

To start with, you need no actual products or services to sell. Most people start their online business selling products or services; this can lead to spending more money, depending on what type of product or service they sell.

In affiliate marketing, all you have to do is create a website with specific topic and post a link of your affiliate that sells products or services that is relevant to your website topic. For example, you can create a website that discusses scuba diving equipments. You then put up a link in your website of other websites that sells different kinds of scuba equipments.

Depending on what kind of website you set up, you need no actual customer service. This means you have no need to employ people, therefore, saving money for salary and of course, office space.

You are your own boss. In addition, since that is the case, you get to choose what website you want to sign up as an affiliate. Remember that you have to choose a business that suits your website.

Affiliate marketing can give you lots of free time. What you need to do is just set up your website, advertise it and set up your affiliate program. After that, you have all the time in the world to do what ever pleases you.

However, you should also check your website and update it from time to time to keep visitors interested in your website. For example, your affiliate’s products have upgraded, you also need to update your topics regarding the new features and products.

Once you have a good amount of internet traffic and subscriber list, you become an affiliate magnet. Businesses who depend largely on affiliate marketing to promote internet traffic to their website will often offer you to sign up for them as an affiliate. Sometimes, some businesses will even offer you a bonus by just signing you up as an affiliate.

These are just some of the reasons why affiliate marketing is a great business. There are many possibilities in affiliate marketing. All you have to do is be creative in promoting your website. Try to advertise your website by writing articles and posting them in article publishing websites, this is a great way to increase targeted internet traffic in your website.

In addition, keep in mind that internet traffic means more visitors who will likely buy the products your affiliate program is promoting.

For you  to be successful in this field, make your website as attractive as possible. You not only have to get good web traffic but you also need keep visitors coming back again.

Written by Olegs Marhelis · Filed Under Affiliate Strategies 

Getting a steady flow of affiliate marketing checks

August 24, 2008

In affiliate marketing, you probably would want to be the kind of marketer who sees a check when you open your mailbox. All the more if they were checks.

It is ironic to know that there are a lot of people who can never make a sale and have never received any checks in their affiliate marketing. But there are also lots of those who receive monthly checks all year long.

No matter what kind of affiliate marketing you have, you will want to be one of those on the way to building a stable affiliate income.

There are actually ways on how to build a good and sound affiliate marketing income. So if you are committed to this business, read on and learn.

1. Identifying a practical market niche. Try to identify the niche market you want to focus on. While there are a lot of those out there, not all are easy to infiltrate. More often than not, you will end up losing more money than gaining some in the first place.

2. Find a stable affiliate program that offers the niche market you want. Search over the internet for this program. Make sure that you find the company that helps their affiliates through advices and tools needed for affiliate marketing. These are the types who wants your success over anything else.

3. Have your own site and create a newsletter with content-rich information that focuses on your niche market. A website is necessary in affiliate marketing. This is where people will go when they find what your offering interesting. This is also where you can tell them about other features of your business.

4. Make sure your target audience gets to your site and get them to sign up for your newsletter. You can do this by trying to differ from the way other people are advertising their affiliate marketing. Be unique. Think of creative ways to make people go to your site and check you out.

5. Get them to buy from you. The ones going to your affiliate site should be ready to buy from you. Present them with an offer they will find tempting so they will not be able to resist.

There are a lot of sites you can look into that are offering affiliate programs. Take note that some of them are good and some are not. Do your research so you can distinguish which ones will be best for you. If not, you are just wasting your time.

Below are some tips in finding a program that will give you the profit you have always dreamed of.

1. Look for one that is targeting your chosen niche market.

If your niche is about beauty products, you may want to give them tutorials on how to take care of their skin or body. Your products or services must be related to maintaining and preserving beauty.
It is also better if you can present testimonials from people who have used your products. This will give credibility to what is being presented.

2. Consider the commission you will be getting.

Sending an email to your list will cost you. Think of it this way. When you send an email, you send out a recommendation on some of the products offered. This is basically called an opportunity cost. So if you try to compute all that you have sent, that will be the cost you incurred.

Now, have those persons you emailed bought from you? If they did, then it was worth the advertising sent. But if not, that will be deducted from you.

Be certain that the commission offered to you justifies and makes up for the cost of advertising you went through. You would not want to be spending more on advertising than the amount of commission you are receiving. Make sure that it is fair enough.

3. Inspect the product yourself. Do not start recommending something you are not certain about. Try to least examine them to know if they are any good and worth recommending to others. 

How will you make your customers believe in your product when you yourself do not? Put yourself in their place and see if you would be interested in availing one of your product or service.

Written by Olegs Marhelis · Filed Under Affiliate Strategies 

How to start not making money in affiliate marketing

August 23, 2008

Make fast money with affiliate marketing.

This might be the advertisement you see over and over again about affiliate marketing. Being only human enough, you get lured into these promises and anticipate wide-eyed for the money to come in instantly.

This is the most common mistake that people make once they get into affiliate marketing. Many newbies have fallen victim by those who are promoting the business successfully enough.

But then, they get to realize later on that they are not really making the kind of money being promised. And they thought that affiliate marketing was indeed a simple business.

Many of you may have heard so many wonderful things about affiliate programs. You may have also heard of testimonials of people who are earning more money by endorsing the products or services of other people. 

And why not? The commissions you will be getting is more than great. All you have to do is get the word out to the right people and soon they will be making their way to your affiliate sites.
It all seems very easy. Not really.

Getting into many and various affiliate programs.

Many newbies think that affiliate marketing is a numbers game. So to be successful, they would need big numbers. These marketers would try and get into every affiliate marketing program in the hope that the more program, the more the profits.

Getting into more affiliate marketing program do not work. Instead of concentrating on one and giving it your best shot, you are torn between which ones to put into first place and which ones should be last.
In the end, your affiliate marketing will not work the way you expect it to.

One thing that beginner affiliate marketers forget is to focus on one product or service first before they could go on getting more than they could handle.

As with other types of business, affiliate marketing is a continuous learning process that have to be researched on and learned to be able to have an initial idea what it is you are marketing about.

First, you have to know more about the product or service being offered. It would be best if you can buy or use that same product so you can really tell something about it to your potential customers.

Second is to know how best to market them. Is your strategy working or is does it seem to end with you getting nothing and trying all over again? This is just one of the important questions you should ask yourself once you are into this kind of business.

You may begin to wonder how the super affiliates make seem too easy. Like you, they did not start out successfully. They have also undergone the same things but eventually have learned the strategies that would make their affiliate marketing best.

If you have just ventured into the affiliate marketing business, it is best to try and focus on a program at a time. By doing this, you will get to learn a lot about the business and how to run it smoothly.

You will also have the opportunity to learn about sales writing techniques so get the attention of more people. Presenting your ad is one of the most important things that make affiliate marketing work. Without these things, your marketing will not be as successful and as effective.

Try to input some enthusiasm into your business. Your readers will sense that feeling in you and they will they be able to catch the enthusiasm you are radiating. For example, when you are reading a book, the emotions being conveyed are getting through you. You get to feel what is being written.

This is the same way with affiliate marketing. If you are confident enough about what you are offering, you will feel so strongly about it that you can encourage other people to feel the same way.

Try to find an affiliate marketing program that you believe in and follow it through. It will not only give you the proper credibility but it will also give you the enjoyment of promoting something that you like.

For the newbies out there, get into one affiliate and see how well you can make it work. If all else turn for the worst, there are still others there waiting for you.
 

Written by Olegs Marhelis · Filed Under Affiliate Strategies 

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