Archive for the ‘affiliate marketing’ Category

Residual Income Opportunities

Monday, August 4th, 2008

Good morning guys,

Today we will be discussing why residual income opportunities are much more valuable than regular income opportunities.

If you don’t know what residual income opportunities are let me quickly explain. Residual income opportunities are opportunities to earn one sale but generate income for the lifetime of that customer. These opportunities can be seen most commonly through MLM opportunities and membership sites. If you are an affiliate marketer you should be trying to go after residual income sales every time as opposed to just regular sales. You can have a customer locked in for years earning you 50 dollars or more a month per customer! That is over 600 bucks a year so each customer you find is extremely valuable. Take your time in finding the right residual income opportunities to offer your potential customers. Make sure the company offering the residual income opportunity is well established and the product is worth the consumer’s money and not complete junk. I highly recommend trying the product out before offering it to your customers. Remember it can take years to establish a well-respected image, but it can take a matter of minutes to tarnish that image. Keep offering your customers useful products and well-worth their time and money and you will be on your way to success in no time! I wish you the best of luck!

Internet Marketing Course-Viral Marketing 101

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

Good morning everyone,

Did you know viral marketing is a very influential way to promote your online business?  It is like having a crew of full time workers working for you.  Your new product will constantly be promoted and you can sit back and relax and watch the sales roll in.

Below are some viral marketing ideas that will help your business explode:

1.     Create a Product that Other People Can Easily Brand

Create a product and allow all affiliate marketers the ability to put their affiliate links inside.  This is makes for a good reason for affiliate marketers to spread your product.  It’s a win win for both parties involved.  You get free advertising and money, they get money!

2.     Make a Video

Make a video that promotes your product and will sell well when others see it.  Give affiliates the html coding to be able to put on their website.

3.     Offer a Contest

Tell all your visitors that the affiliate marketer who gets the most sales will get a cash prize, free product, or anything else you can think of that everyone would want.  Give people a reason to start promoting your product.  Offering 65% or better affiliate marketing commission on all sales works well too!

Affiliate Marketing Tips-Earn Money with CPA Offers

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

Hello guys,

Today we are going to be discussing cost-per-action campaigns or CPA campaigns for short.  CPA affiliate programs are by no means new to the internet, but with more and more partnership networks forming daily, CPA offers will be around forever.  This should be good news to your ears because these are some of the most profitable opportunities on the internet today!

Common payouts of CPA offers comprise of the following:

  • When a sale is completed.

  • When a form is completed.

  • An email address is submitted.

  • A zip code is submitted.

Those last two proceedings are part of what make CPA offers so attractive to online marketers. Believe it or not many companies pay an average of $1-$2 for solitary field submissions on their offers. Imagine getting $2 just for having someone fill in their email address or zip code. This is just one of the worthwhile offers CPA’s possess.

When constructing CPA campaigns you need to put a lot of consideration into the creation of the campaign, and you really need to think differently than the normal thinker.   Below are 5 steps to help maximize your ROI:

  1. Control Costs- If you’re using PPC, facebook, MSN, etc…you need to test out how much it costs you per lead you generate.  It’s not worth it if you are only generating 3 leads and costing a few hundred dollars.

  2. Track All – This will help you nail down areas of opportunity for generating revenue.

  3. Pay Attention to Rules- A number of CPA offers can only be promoted with banner links, email, or text ads. If you dish up the correct ad the incorrect way, you could be kicked out of a CPA network.

  4. Sign Up, Sign Up, and Sign Up Again - Sign up with as many CPA networks as you possibly can. This will help you have a more various group of offers to choose from and have large payouts. It’s also good to promote at least 4-5 different offers at any particular time to additionally increase your odds of finding that high payout. This will be a little more time consuming, and hands on, but is truly the best way to gain knowledge of CPA marketing the fastest.

  5. Be creative - Don’t be scared think outside the box.  You can do anything with CPA offers and the terms of service of the offers you promote.

Keep all these tips in mind and sign up with various CPA networks! This is one of the most well-liked and well-paid fields of internet marketing today, and provides value to all parties involved.  Advertisers get publicity, affiliates earn cash, and end-users get the products and services they have been yearning for. That’s definitely a good thing for all parties involved!

 

Affiliate Marketing-3 Common Mistakes to Avoid

Monday, May 12th, 2008


Good morning guys,

Affiliate marketing programs have become very influential and successful solution for making an income online. Almost all the good affiliate programs are free and simple to join. You can start an affiliate marketing website in 15 minutes or less and when you are promoting a product the product and sales page is already done for you all you have to do is draw the customer’s to the website and BOOM you got yourself some nice commission on sales.

Mistake #1: Most people pick the wrong affiliate program to promote. You need to do your homework and research before nose diving into a product. Keyword research will be your success in this type of market. You need to see if people are actually buying these products you are trying to sell. You always want to pick an affiliate program that interests you, don’t do it based on the % you get per sale. It is always better to be knowledgeable about the products you are offering to your future customers. This can really make a difference between getting a sale.

Mistake #2: Starting too many Affiliate Marketing Programs. You need to pick one affiliate marketing program and devote all your time to it until you can’t possibly do anymore to make it better. If you are making excellent profit, it will now be time to promote another affiliate product.

Mistake #3- No knowledge of product you are promoting. If a customer asks you questions on the product you are trying to promote and you don’t have a quick answer for them, they will know something is up and more than likely not buy from you. Always, always, always know about your product and be knowledgeable. I can’t stress this enough. It helps to buy and try out the product you are trying to promote to get a feel for it and know exactly what it does. Since you didn’t create the product yourself this is always a good way to become an expert. To make a long story short, if your knowledgeable about your products, your sales will definitely increase.

Top 10 Internet Marketing Tips

Monday, May 12th, 2008

Good afternoon guys,

Today we are going to discuss the top 10 internet marketing tips that will be the driving force to a successful home based business.  Let’s start with the first tip which is constantly being overlooked!1. Research, Examine, Explore- 3 Different words, all the same meaning! Prior to starting any online business, the first thing you need to do is find a profitable market that works well with you.  Before you jump into anything, categorize your areas of interest.  Use the free keyword research tool (incase you forgot its http://www.digitalpoint.com/tools/suggestion/) to find out the wants and needs of your future clients.  Do not invest a lot of money until you know this market is successful.

2. Pick You’re Niche Wisely

Select a market that you can easily control, with competition that is either reduced or inadequate.  If you pick a market with to much competition when you are just starting out, you have a higher chance of failing.  You don’t want to fail your first time around otherwise you could possibly get discouraged.

3. Info Marketing

Produce a simple ebook that fills a need for a specific niche.  A simple ebook can turn into pure profit.  Think about it, no start-up costs or materials associated with ebooks.  Its 100% PURE PROFIT.

 4. Control and Never Give Up Attitude

Must have control and a never give up attitude.  You must devote time if you want to see results. The harder you work, the more money you will make!  The key is not to give up.

5. Knowledge of Niche

Research your niche and write articles to submit to ezine.com and isnare.com.  The more blog posts and articles you write, the more you will become an expert on your niche.

6. Learn Paid Advertising

Test out paid advertising.  If it’s working keep at it, if it’s costing you too much you may need to stop it. 

7. Learn to Write a Good Sales Page for Your Product

You must have a high converting sales page which sticks out from the competition.  This will be key to your success.  You can have the greatest product in the world but the worst sales page and you will honestly be lucky to grab a sale.

8. Build You’re Email List

Building your email list is another key to your success as an internet marketer.  This is one of your best selling tools.  Take a look at aweber.com , it is the best 20 dollar a month investment you could ever make.

9. Learn Affiliate Marketing

Make yourself rich through the work of others!  Affiliate marketing is an essential piece to internet marketing.

10. Follow a Proven System

Find a sincere and well branded adviser, and think about purchasing a high quality tutoring program. If you are new to internet marketing, do your research well as there is lots of horrible information out there to waste your money and steer you in the wrong direction. 

How To Make Money Online Using Affiliate Marketing

Monday, January 14th, 2008

First off, I want to sincerely apologize for not making posts the last couple of days. As I’m sure many of you realize by now I’m a full time college student and full time internet marketer. I provide a lot of services to fellow internet marketers (mainly webdesign) and I had a guy that needed a project very quick. He paid very well for me to basically drop everything else I was doing to get his website up by Saturday. My blog and my friends suffered this weekend but I have to take these jobs when I get them.

Anyways, back to business all this week!

Okay… let’s go over what almost EVERYONE preaches online “Becoming an Affiliate Marketer”

First, let’s think. Do I think affiliate marketing is worth it?

Yes and No - Affiliate Marketing has been very good to me, but at the same time it’s been not so good to me. I believe it almost holds back a lot of new internet marketers and puts them in a comfort zone of not learning the neccessities to really become rich in this business (product creation, web design, advanced marketing) Instead, all an affiliate marketer has to do is solely work on promoting the product through various methods. The affiliate marketer is only rewarded with an average of 50% of any sales he or she makes.

If you are new to Internet Marketing, I highly suggest Affiliate Marketing to get a grasp on the business. After that, you really do need to learn new methods to make money online.

To become an affiliate marketer you are going to need to sign up with the largest marketplace, Clickbank.com

Only promote products that have high gravity and are in hot niches. Don’t take gambles until you understand how it all works.

I highly recommend using free methods of advertising the affiliate offer such as article marketing, squidoo lens, blogs, forums, etc.

PPC is highly overrated in affiliate marketing and in my opinion is impossible to be profitable over the long haul due to you not keeping 100% of the sale.

To be completely honest, I only dabbed around in affiliate marketing for a couple of months and made around $3000 the whole time doing it. I just wasn’t motivated to promote someone elses product everyday, but hey, that’s the entrepreneur inside of me.

I’ll be back tomorrow guys to talk about “How To Make Money Online Creating Your Own Product”

Thanks for being patient with me :)