AFFILIATE MARKETING A TO Z
Being in the affiliate marketing business is not that hard now with the
internet at your disposable. It is much easier now compared to the
days when people have to make use of the telephones and other
mediums of information just to get the latest updates on the way their
program is coming along.
So with technology at hand, and assuming that the affiliate is working
from home, a day in his or her life would sound something like this…
Upon waking up and after having breakfast, the computer is turned on
to check out new developments in the network. As far as the marketer
is concerned there might be new things to update and statistics to
keep track on.
The site design has to be revised. The marketer knows that a welldesigned
site can increase sign ups from visitors. It can also help in
the affiliate’s conversion rates.
That done, it is time to submit the affiliate program to directories that
lists affiliate programs. These directories are means to attract people
in joining your affiliate program. A sure way of promoting the affiliate
Time to track down the sales you are getting from your affiliates fairly
and accurately. There are phone orders and mails to track down.
See if they are new clients checking the products out. Noting down the
contact information that might be a viable source in the future.
There are lots of resources to sort out. Ads, banners, button ads and
sample recommendations to give out because the marketer knows that this is one way of
ensuring more sales. Best to stay visible and
The affiliate marketer remembered that there are questions to answer
from the visitors. This has to be done quickly. Nothing can turn off a
customer than an unanswered email.
To prove that the affiliate is working effectively and efficiently,
inquiries would have to be paid more attention on. Nobody wants to be
Quick answer that should appear professional yet friendly too.
In the process of doing all the necessities, the marketer is logged on to
a chat room where he or she interacts with other affiliates and those
under that same program. This is where they can discuss things on
how to best promote their products.
There are things to be learned and it is a continuous process. Sharing
tips and advices is a good way of showing support. There may be
others out there wanting to join and may be enticed by the discussion
that is going on. There is no harm in assuming what opportunities
The newsletters and ezines were updated days ago, so it is time for
the affiliate marketer to see if there are some new things happening in
the market. This will be written about in the marketer’s publication to
be distributed to the old and new customers.
These same publications are also an important tool in keeping up to
date with the newly introduced products. The marketer has put up a
sale and promotion that customers may want to know about. Besides,
they have to keep up with the deadline of these sales written in the publication.
It is that time to show some appreciation to those who have helped
the marketer in the promotions and sale increase. Nothing like
mentioning the persons, their sites and the process they have done
that made everything worked.
Of course, this will be published in the newsletters. Among the more
important information that have been written already.
The marketer still has time to write out recommendations to those who
want credible sources for the products being promoted. There is also
time to post some comments on how to be a successful affiliate
marketer on a site where there are lots of wannabees.
Two objectives done at the same time. The marketer gets to promote
the product as well as the program they are in. Who knows, someone
may be inclined to join.
Time flies. Missed lunch but is quite contented with the tasks done.
Ok, so this may not be all done in a day. But then, this gives you an
idea of how an affiliate marketer, a dedicated one that is, spends the marketing day..Is that success looming in the distance or what?
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.
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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
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 prospects.
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 ereports.
This way you can locate publications that is focusing on your target customers and what
you have to 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…
TOP 3 WAYS TO BOOST YOUR AFFILIATED COMMISSIONS OVERNIGHT.
The ideal world of affiliate marketing does not require having your won
website, dealing with customers, refunds, product development and
maintenance. This is one of the easiest ways of launching into an online business and earning
Assuming you are already into an affiliate program, what would be the
next thing you would want to do? Double, or even triple, your
commissions, right? How do you do that?
Here are some powerful tips on how to boost your affiliate program
1. Know the best program and products to promote. Obviously, you
would want to promote a program that will enable you to achieve the
greatest profits in the shortest possible time.
There are several factors to consider in selecting such a program.
Choose the ones that have a generous commission structure. Have
products that fit in with your target audience. And that has a solid
track record of paying their affiliate easily and on time. If you cannot
seem to increase your investments, dump that program and keep
looking for better ones.
There are thousands of affiliate programs online which gives you the
reason to be picky. You may want to select the best to avoid losing
your advertising dollars.
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In the reports, provide some valuable information for free. If possible,
add some recommendations about the products. With ebooks, you get credibility. Customers
will see that in you and they will be enticed to
try out what you are offering.
2. Collect and save the email addresses of those who download your
free ebooks. It is a known fact that people do not make a purchase on
the first solicitation. You may want to send out your message more
than six times to make a sale.
This is the simple reason why you should collect the contact
information of those who downloaded your reports and ebooks. You
can make follow-ups on these contacts to remind them to make a
purchase from you.
Get the contact information of a prospect before sending them to the
vendor’s website. Keep in mind that you are providing free
advertisement for the product owners. You get paid only when you
make a sale. If you send prospects directly to the vendors, chances
are they would be lost to you forever.
But when you get their names, you can always send other marketing
messages to them to be able to earn an ongoing commission instead of a one time sale only.
Publish an online newsletter or Ezine. It is always best to recommend
a product to someone you know than to sell to a stranger. This is the purpose behind publishing your own newsletter.
This also allows you to develop a relationship based on trust with your subscribers
This strategy is a delicate balance between providing useful
information with a sales pitch. If you continue to write informative
editorials you will be able to build a sense of reciprocity in your
readers that may lead them to support you by buying your products.
3. Ask for higher than normal commission from merchants. If you are
already successful with a particular promotion, you should try and
approach the merchant and negotiate a percentage commission for
If the merchant is smart, he or she will likely grant your request rather
than lose a valuable asset in you. Keep in mind that you are a zerorisk
investment to your merchant; so do not be shy about requesting
for addition in your commissions. Just try to be reasonable about it.
Write strong pay Per Click ads. PPC search engine is the most effective
means of advertising online. As an affiliate, you can make a small
income just by managing PPC campaigns such as Google AdWords and Overture. Then you should try and monitor them to see which ads are
more effective and which ones to dispose of.
Try out these strategies and see the difference it can make to your commission checks in the
shortest of time.
Which Affiliate Networks To Look Out
For When Promoting
There are many horror stories about affiliate programs and networks.
People have heard them over and over again, that some are even
wary of joining one. The stories they may have heard are those related
to illegal programs or pyramid schemes. Basically, this kind of market
does not have real, worthy product.
You do not want to be associated with these schemes. It is obvious
you want to be with a program that offers high quality product that
you will readily endorse. The growing number of those who have
joined already and are succeeding immensely is proof enough that
there are reliable and quality affiliate programs out there.
Why participate in an affiliate program?
It allows you to work part-time. It gives you the opportunity to build a
generous residual income. And it makes you an owner of a small
business. Affiliate programs have already created lots of millionaires.
They are the living testimony of how hard work; continuous
prospecting, motivating and training others pay off.
If ever you are deciding to join one, you must take note that you are
getting into something that is patterned to what you are capable of.
This will be an assurance that you are capable of doing anything to come out successful
How do you choose a good affiliate program to promote? Here are some tips you may want to look over before choosing one:
1. A program that you like and have interest in. One of the best
ways of knowing if that is the kind of program you wish to promote
is if you are interested in purchasing the product yourself. If that is
the case, chances are, there are many others who are also interested in the same program and products.
2. Look for a program that is of high quality. For instance, look for
one that is associated with many experts in that particular industry.