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Top Resources For Affiliate Marketers

Posted by admin on Mar 25 2012 | Affiliate Revenue

By and large, the top resources for affiliate marketers aren’t so different than the resources for standard businesses. Of course, affiliate marketers have some unique concerns: payment scale, new affiliate opportunities, where to place links, etc. But affiliate marketers are the most successful when they don’t think of their sites as “dummy” sites, but full-fledged business opportunities. Another way of stating this is an affiliate marketing business and the host business are one and the same.

For both affiliates and marketers, one of the most important tools available is the site meter. Affiliate marketers should check in and out clicks. In-clicks will tell you what searches are being used the most often. You could then write some additional targeted content around this search term to bring in even more web surfers. Out-clicks are just as important. Out-clicks will show you which pages are the least popular. You will want to write some new content and/or redesign the page to help with a page’s popularity.

The key to any web business is driving traffic. This traffic needs to be monitored to determine where the site has been most effective. Remember, anything can be improved. Even if you’re very satisfied with the amount of traffic you’re getting, there are still thousands of web surfers out there who have never heard of your site. Improved content, site functionality, and useful affiliates can all drive repeated traffic to your site.

A website should never be static. You should never just design a site, leave it alone, and hope for the best. It should be monitored and improved—possibly even on a daily basis. Blogging has been an important and highly succesful addition to the affiliate marketing industry. Every day, affiliate marketers can write new content aimed at drawing in a different demographic, or expanding the customer base of a current demographic. Forum software is another good tool for keeping people on site and interested in the site’s contents. Both forums and blogs are good for bringing in new registration. An affiliate marketer should keep track of past browsers just like a standard business. Lead generation and organization are important for marketers as well.

Affiliate forums are some of the best places to find information on new affiliates. Certainly, there is stiff competition between affiliates, but there’s also a willingness to help each other out. If an affiliate has a particularly bad reputation, you can get the lowdown in the forums. At affiliate forums, you can also find web design tips, read about past successes, and basically start to get a foothold in the industry. As link popularity is enormously important for search engine rankings, you can begin link-partner relationships in forums as well.

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Why Affiliate Marketing Is So Important

Posted by admin on Jul 24 2009 | Affiliate Revenue

Much of the information you’ll find online is aimed at affiliate marketers: Make millions online! While many of these claims are overblown, they also get the attention of small and medium-sized businesses that also want to cash in on the affiliate marketing gold rush. Becoming an affiliate is as lucrative a proposition as becoming an affiliate marketer. For this reason, you’ll see new affiliate opportunities arising each and every day.

Look at what a business is getting if it starts an affiliate program: free advertising. That’s the simplest way to put it. The marketer signs up with the business and agrees to put a link on a website. The business only has to pay for this service if a sale is made—normally for a reasonable commission. As this is a sale that wouldn’t have been made without the affiliate marketer’s site, it is money well spent.

Even if a sale is not made, the link provides a method of advertising that can increase name recognition. Most business owners know that people might not make a purchase until the fifth time they see a brand name or come surfing to a site. An affiliate program can spread the word about a business on dozens upon dozens of sites. When combined with more traditional types of advertising, this can be a great way for a new business to get a foothold or an established business to expand its reach. These links can help search engine ranking as well.

The trick to a good affiliate partnership is finding quality marketers. While you obviously want to have your link on as many sites as possible, you also want those sites to be adept at generating traffic and sales. The fact remains that a large number of affiliate sites are posted and then never updated again. A business wants to find marketers who will design a professional-looking site and market that site effectively. At affiliate forums, businesses can hook up with marketers to start a relationship. A business owner can get a sense of the marketer’s skill and drive from his or her stable of sites.

There’s a lot of competition for marketers out there, especially established, quality marketers. Your best bet is to offer very attractive terms—a higher commission than the competition or a unique link layout. It should go without saying that your own site is well designed. An affiliate marketer wants to make a sale just as much as you do, and marketers won’t sign up with a site that is poorly constructed. Offer a good site and a good product and you’ll bring in more affiliate marketers. All this said, it is no surprise that affiliate marketing is growing at such an exponential rate. It is as important to business as any other type of marketing.

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What To Look For In An Affiliate Partner

Posted by admin on Jul 23 2009 | Affiliate Revenue

Affiliate websites are one of the fastest growing wings of e-commerce. You can literally find thousands of affiliate partnerships to choose from. This is both good and bad news. The good news is that there are great affiliate deals to be found online that haven’t yet been over-saturated by partnerships. The bad news is that there are affiliate partners out there that you shouldn’t touch with a virtual ten-foot pole.

There are a number of steps you should take before signing up with an affiliate partner. First, you should read the affiliates terms and conditions. Too often, budding marketers skip over an affiliates terms. An affiliate partner may not allow for Google Adwords or other marketing avenues so make sure this is not explicitly laid out in the affiliates terms and conditions. If there are no terms of service, this should be a warning in itself. A reputable affiliate will normally have terms of service.

Payment is obviously a huge one. Make sure the affiliate has reasonable terms. Some affiliates, such as Amazon, only pay out after a set number of sales—you do not make a dime on the first, second, or even tenth sale. Other affiliates will pay out for each sale. The flip side is that an affiliate with a sales minimum may also have a better percentage payout. The best-case scenario is to find an affiliate partner that pays out for every sale and offers a good percentage.

This will be all for naught if the affiliate does not pay out in a timely manner. Try and not learn from experience, in other words, don’t get burned. Instead, learn from other people’s experience. Go to affiliate marketing forums to see if a particular affiliate has a good or bad reputation. The trouble here is that a new affiliate might not have a marketer base yet, and these affiliates usually offer the most attractive terms in order to bring affiliates in. Use some common sense—if the affiliate’s site is well designed and they offer a good and useful product, you could try and test the waters.

On that front, it is sometimes a good idea to find an affiliate partner that is not overly saturated. If you offer a service that can’t be found on every other web page, it can lead to a better sales rate. However, once again there’s a flip side: if it’s a virtually unknown site, it’s harder to build up buyer’s trust, as compared to well-known affiliate programs like Amazon or the Discover card. A lot of the onus falls on you—if your site is well designed and well managed, buyers will trust your affiliate links.

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How To Make Money With Affiliate Programs

Posted by admin on Jul 18 2009 | Affiliate Revenue

Affiliate programs can either be a way to put a little extra cash in your pocket or, hopefully, become a full time job. However, it’s not like you can put up a bunch of affiliate links and expect to start making a mint. If you want to make a full time job’s worth of money off affiliate marketing, you have to work at it full time. The great thing about affiliate marketing is that it works 24/7—but this doesn’t mean you should also put in several hours a day of your own time.

The affiliate marketers who have had the most outstanding success are normally those who have more than one site working at once. It’s much harder to make a decent amount of money if you have one affiliate site at a time. Experienced affiliate marketers will have a number of different sites running at once, all with different types of affiliate links. What this means is that each affiliate site will need separate SEO: new content in the form of blogs, forums, articles, and other techniques.

A key to a successful affiliate marketing program is to make the affiliate site a useful resource. Just posting a bunch of links is not going to impress many web surfers. They’ll leave and likely never come back. The trick to any web business is to keep people on site—this is true for the affiliate partner and it’s true for affiliate marketers. An affiliate site shouldn’t necessarily scream, “affiliate site.” Instead, it can be a trusted resource on a particular topic.

Useful content is the best way to make this possible. Take a site that has a number of links to sports-related businesses (apparel, equipment, tickets, books, etc.). The affiliate marketer can then set up a forum that talks about different sports teams, strategy, and so on—potentially, this forum could bring in sports fans from across the country. Blogging is another great medium for affiliate marketing. On the same site, the blogger could write reviews of new equipment or write in depth trade talk about a variety of sports. These are just a few ideas but they show how affiliate marketing can—and should—be a serious, long-term proposition.

What it comes down to is that affiliate marketing is no different than running the host site. Both are about running a business, even if an affiliate marketer has no direct product or service to sell. An affiliate marketer should set up a site that is useful and informative—a destination that people will come back to again and again. In some cases, an affiliate site might even be more informative than the partner’s website.

Only until these issues are covered can an affiliate marketer hope to make a good amount of money with affiliate marketing. Sure, you could put up links and hope for the best, but you should think about investing some time into the site if you really hope to turn a respectable profit.

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How To Become An Affiliate

Posted by admin on Jul 17 2009 | Affiliate Revenue

Becoming an affiliate is one of the easiest business propositions out there, which is why it is so quickly gaining in popularity. Businesses want to have as many affiliate marketers working for them as possible, after all, it’s really just a form of free advertising. For this reasons, businesses make it very easy to sign up for an affiliate program. Find a program, sign up for free, and just like that you’re an affiliate.

The most important part of affiliate marketing boils down to one word: relevancy. In order to be a successful affiliate, you need to choose partnership programs that correspond to the nature of your affiliate site. So if you are running a travel affiliate site, link to affiliate sites for airfare, travel packages, clothing, and other relevant sites. Linking to a pet product affiliate doesn’t make so much sense.

This is core to why experienced affiliate marketers will have a stable of sites. They’ll have their travel hub, pet hub, book hub, and so on. Some affiliate marketing links will cross over, for instance, everyone needs credit cards and even airfare deals could find a home on a pet site. The basic rule of thumb is that affiliate links should be on topic.

If you’re just starting out, one method to starting an affiliate site is to thumb through affiliate marketing directories and see what affiliate marketing programs interest you: do they offer a good product, do they have good terms, do they have a good rating? You could then design your website around a particular type of product based on the affiliate program you have found in an affiliate directory. If you already have a running website, check directories for new affiliate marketing programs that correspond to the site.

At times, less is more. There are literally hundreds of affiliate deals out there with good terms and a good product. Don’t just cram hundreds of links onto one page. Your affiliate links should be easy to read and access, and they should be organic: they should appear to be a part of the site, rather than an obvious moneymaking opportunity. The more relevant these affiliate sites are to the main theme of the site, the more likely it is web surfers will click on the link and make a purchase.

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Difference Between An Affiliate and a Super Affiliate

Posted by admin on Jul 15 2009 | Affiliate Revenue

Difference Between An Affiliate and a Super Affiliate

Difference Between An Affiliate & Super Affiliate

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Super Affiliate! Corny, but “super affiliate” is the new buzzword for affiliates who are both ambitious and successful at affiliate marketing. There are wild claims online about affiliate marketing: Make Millions Overnight! Never Work Again! Unfortunately, these claims are usually false. To go from being a plain affiliate to super affiliate takes a lot of work. In short, you need to be an affiliate of steel.

The vast majority of affiliate marketing sites online are run by people who have no great interest in turning a huge profit. For example, you’ll find thousands of blogs where people put up a few Amazon listings and/or Google links on the off chance that a passing browser will click on them. That’s all well and good, but this is no way to make a dent in the affiliate marketing game. To be a super affiliate, you need to treat affiliate marketing as a job, not just something that you do on the side to put a couple of bucks in your pocket.

There is a misconception that affiliate marketing is not a real business. After all, the affiliate is not putting out a product. This is patently false. Even though an affiliate marketer is not manufacturing a product, he or she is still offering the product up for sale. An affiliate marketer still needs to be in charge of search engine optimization, custom content, quality web design, financial management, and everything else that goes into running a successful e-business. As with any business, an affiliate marketing plan is only as strong as the amount of work you put into it.

A super affiliate will be able to turn as hefty a profit as a standard business—several sales a day on a number of different fronts. Remember, successful affiliate marketers don’t necessarily stop at one site. They set up a variety of affiliate sites with a good web address, quality web design, and lucrative affiliate marketing opportunities. Additionally, once you start selling at an accelerated rate, some affiliate programs will promote you from regular affiliate to super affiliate. If you start sending sales and traffic to a business, they will reward you with better terms.

This isn’t an easy proposition, but it is possible. Make sure that an affiliate program has a corresponding super affiliate program in place—better terms for more sales. Even if they don’t, an affiliate with good terms up front can really pay off if you’re able to make a several sales a month. Affiliate programs with great terms are also sometimes referred to as super affiliates. Find these and you know you’ll have a good marketing in place at the start.

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Pet Insurance Affiliate Programs

Posted by admin on Jan 24 2009 | Affiliate Revenue

If you run a pet website then there is a great way to monetize your traffic - sign up with a pet insurance affiliate program. Here is a guide to making money with these programs.

Affiliate programs can earn you a commission when a visitor to your site clicks on a link to your affiliate merchant and they then buy a product from that company. Pet insurance affiliate programs are a great product to promote because every pet owner needs it. Therefore every visitor to your site is a potential buyer.

There are a number of companies that offer an affiliate style arrangement. Petco in the USA are a well-respected and long established company. They offer commissions based on a percentage of the sale. They provide a variety of banners that you can put on your site so you can get started straight away.

In the UK, Argos Insurance and MoreThan offer pet insurance affiliate programs. These differ slightly in that they will pay a generous set fee for each new customer that you refer. Again they provide a useful range of colourful banners that you can put onto your site. In addition to banners, there are also text links that you can place into editorial content. This has often been shown to have a higher conversion rate.

A good way to maximise your income with these affiliate programs is to write an article discussing insurance. You could write about the pros and cons of different types of policies. For instance if the program you are promoting allows pets of any age to be covered, make sure your site visitors know about it.

Forming a relationship with a pet insurance affiliate program could be a great revenue producer for your site. Why not give it a try?

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A Proven Model to Make $300 in Clickbank Sales Daily!

Posted by admin on Jan 24 2009 | Affiliate Revenue

Clickbank is the best place to make money in affiliate marketing. You have thousands of products you can promote, and the income potential is only limited by your imagination. So what do you need to do to ensure your Clickbank success? Here is a blueprint that has proven true time and time again, and if followed will eventually lead to massive commissions.

1. Write articles. This is vital because it generates a lot of traffic to your website or affiliate link. Many people simply write a few articles and believe it does not work. Well I am here to tell you first hand that is does, because a I recently made 12 Clickbank sales in one day promoting the products by writing articles.

2. Post in forums that are related to your area of expertise. Find out where the people hangout that would potentially be interested in your product. From this point, all you need to do is supply them with valuable free information that will have them wanting more.

3. Promote your products with eBay classified ads. The one driving factor for any successful affiliate is traffic generation. Without it you are dead, but if you have a lot of it you can collect huge commissions from Clickbank. eBay classified ads generate a lot of cheap traffic that are targeted buyers, and have high conversion rates. These are the two aspects of traffic that are essential to success.

So for affiliate marketing to be effective your main concern should be traffic generation. Combine article marketing with eBay classified ads and you will soon be doing $300 a day in Clickbank sales!

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Make Money Online Reviews - How to Choose a Successful Affiliate Program

Posted by admin on Jan 24 2009 | Affiliate Revenue

Affiliate programs are one of the most popular and effective ways of earning money online. There are literally thousands of affiliate programs that are available in various niches. They vary greatly in the features and support offered to the affiliates. The best programs offer a lot of features like text ads, banner ads, pre-written emails and various other aids. This is very crucial for the success of the affiliates.

Besides this, there are a few other points that an affiliate should keep in mind before choosing a program or product to promote. These points are as follows:

• Choose a unique product in an established market. There are virtually hundreds of programs in some niches, and a lot of affiliates seem to be promoting them therefore, choose a program that provides a unique benefit in an established market.

• Choose a product that interests you. You should trust and believe in the product before you can start promoting it to your own customers. Besides, it if you don’t really believe in the product, your efforts will remain lack luster and your customers will be able to judge that.

• Go for the maximum commission rate. The commission rates offered for products may range up to 75 %. Choose a program which tends to maximize your revenue. When promoting digital products like e-books, don’t settle for less than 50 % commission.

• Choose Multi Tier Programs: These are programs that pay you on backend sales and referrals. So, if any of your customers choose to become an affiliate himself, you will get a percentage on his sales also.

• Choose programs which provide repeat business. The customer may come back to get an upgrade or a supplement. You will get commission on these sales also. In case of products like web hosting and membership sites, you will earn an income as long as the person stays a member.

• Choose a program which offers a good marketing support. The program should offer various marketing tools like pre-written articles and mails, text ads and links, banners and other tools to support the affiliate. If these tools are absent, it becomes quite difficult to promote a program or a product.

• Choose a program in which the seller itself is not directly competing with you. For example, if the product is very well known, the customers tend to go directly to the site of the seller and make a purchase there. A lot of programs accept sales only through an affiliate. Choose such programs.

An affiliate program is one of the most convenient ways of earning money online. With the right tools and application, it is possible to earn good income online with affiliate programs. Keep the above seven points in mind, and you can never go wrong.

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How to Make Money Quickly Online - 3 Essential Tips You Need to Know

Posted by admin on Jan 24 2009 | Affiliate Revenue

As an affiliate marketer, your job is to sell, or rather pre-sell other peoples’ products. But this requires you to set up an affiliate marketing website, blog or e-list where you concentrate on the problems your niche market experiences. Thereby providing products for people who have a problem they want to solve.

Of course selling someone else’s product means you don’t have to worry about testing different versions of sales letters to see which ones work best. Some Product owners can and do obsess about this all the time. But you can use whatever the current sales letter they’re testing which identifies the customers problems.

Then, you can post it on your blog, or re-direct them through your web pages or your e-list, where you can blog about the problems the consumer is facing. Just remember to provide a small plug about the product and your link somewhere at the end of your content.

But just starting out, how would you know how to do all the above in order to start making money online?

So, the 3 Essential Tips You Need To Know, Are:

1. Yes, the 1st tip you need to know about making money quickly online is to become an Affiliate. It’s best for the beginner who has no previous knowledge of working the Internet, creating their own product, setting up Websites, or all the other various things which have to be in place before an online business can start making money from home.

2. The 2nd tip you need to know is that without previous experience you ain’t going to make a lot of money anytime soon. It could take quite a struggle, quite some time, and cost quite a lot of money before you breakthrough into profit territory. So don’t let anyone lead you to believe you can do this all on your own

3. The 3rd, and most important tip to know is; Join a Club.

I did. And, Boy, am I glad!

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