Posts Tagged ‘Affiliate Marketer’

5 Simple Steps To Marketing Success

February 20th, 2013 16 comments

Internet and affiliate marketing is rife with ebooks, software and coaching programs all designed to make you a better affiliate marketer. It’s a shame that few of them actually do. Countless newbies and experienced marketers alike want to increase their earnings by using the latest techniques and buy countless ebooks to help them do so. It doesn’t have to be that way.

If you have ever purchased the latest IM ebook to get that edge on you competition you are usually buying nothing more than a rehashed technique. Sometimes though you find a real gem something that really helps, but most times you end up frustrated even further with another $97 down the drain.

However, there is a marketing lesson in all this. Why do marketers continue to sell these ebooks and software? The answer is because people buy them and they buy them in droves. “Gurus” have found a rabid hungry market that demands more and newer information and gladly pays for it. In that simple statement my friend, is the key to your marketing success.

There is an old analogy that says if you put an engine (marketing techniques) on an airplane that will fly (good marketing fundamentals) then you can fly forever. If you put that same engine on a plane that won’t fly because of poor design or poor construction, you will just crash even faster. So why not learn how to build a solid plane to start and then add an engine?

Marketing fundaments are simple and old as time. The problem lies in their simplicity. People tend to ignore them and look for something more complicated. It’s in our nature to complicate things, but successful marketing boils down to the following:

1. Find a market – There are so many ways to do this from ebay, to amazon, to magazines, to best selling books.
2. Find out what the market wants – Spend a little time where the market hangs out. Forums and discussion groups are a great place online.
3. Give the market what they want – With a little research and effort its not to hard to figure out. What does the market say and do?
4. Get Feedback – If you are making sales, then you are on the right track. If your not, then your not.
5. Tweak and repeat – Take the feedback that the market gives you and adjust. Then go find another market.

It is so easy to dismiss these steps as too basic because they are so simple. Yet your first or next marketing success will come from following those 5 simple steps. Take them, commit them to memory and take action daily and soon your income will begin to grow. It might start at $25, $50, $150 month, but with dedication and consistency it will soon become $2,500, $5,000, or $15,000

Steve Gray

3 Key Internet Business Start Up Ideas – Without a Website

February 25th, 2012 6 comments

A great deal of money has been made by online entrepreneurs who have implemented these 3 highly successful business models that can help you create income online without having to invest a single a cent in website design, hosting, optimizing or website maintenance.

1. Affiliate Marketing

This is how to set yourself up as an affiliate marketer

1. Becoming an Affiliate

Firstly you need to sign up as an affiliate with individual companies or affiliate networks that represent several companies.

These affiliate networks usually have a wide range of products and services to choose from and offer everything from e-books to networking products to sell.

They also administer your account in such a way as to provide you with up to date earning and traffic statistics.

2. Get Products and Services to Sell

Next you need to identify the products or companies whose products you would like to promote.

You can do this by either choosing the most popular, hottest selling products or the ones that you have an interest in or are knowledgeable about.

3. Selling and Marketing

Once you’ve got your unique affiliate link, which you’ll get from the affiliate network, for each product that you want to sell you need to start getting it all over the internet.

This link can then be promoted by,

1. advertising it

One of the most effective and most popular advertising models involves you setting up a Google Adwords account

You then purchase pay-per-click keywords on which determine when, where and how often your Google Adsense ads appear all over the internet.

Your affiliate tracking code will be embedded in the Adsense link which will send buyers directly to the affiliate merchant.

You will then earn commission on each sale made.

This is the best way of getting massive targetted traffic to the merchant’s site where your prospects will hopefully make a purchase.

However, whilst you may be generating traffic don’t forget that each click your ad gets costs you money and if you are spending more on Adwords advertising than you are generating in commission you will be out of pocket soon.
2. having it included in someone else’s website

3. using it in an e-mail newsletter – direct marketing

2. Start Selling on eBay
eBay is the hottest e-commerce site on the web today, and for good reason…

* More than 2 million people visit every single day, spending an

average of two hours navigating through eBay’s pages and listings

* More than $1,000 in sales happen on eBay every single second

* 72% of eBay users have incomes in excess of $50,000 per year–so they come ready to spend!

And while those listings will cost you only pennies to place on eBay’s pages, you gain immediate access to millions of buyers who are looking for items just like yours.
3. Start Selling on Purpose Built Websites
One of the easiest ways of setting up an online business is to buy into a ready made store front that will be populated with thousands of digital products and services all embedded with your unique affiliate tracking code

So everytime a purchase is made from your site you are credited with the commission.

So there you have it, employ one or all three methods to launch a legitimate and sustainable online business

Mark Bellinger

Getting Started With Affiliate Internet Marketing

February 4th, 2012 12 comments

It’s been said that affiliate marketing is, without a doubt, one the quickest and most efficient ways of making money online. There are several reasons for this. A big attraction is that most affiliate programs don’t require any enrollment fees. There’s no financial investment on the part of the affiliate. Plus, it’s an excellent way to earn money online without having your own products to sell. You can simply choose a product you are interested in, and set up a web site to promote it.

An affiliate’s only job is to generate traffic to their unique affiliate link by pre-selling the merchant’s products. The sales page, the payment processing, the digital delivery, and the post sales services is all handled by the affiliate merchant.

An affiliate tracking link will track how many sales you make from your website, and you’ll be rewarded with the commission earnings.

What You Need To Be A Successful Affiliate Marketer

An affiliate network to manage your sales. This is not mandatory, but is preferred for beginners as you are able to manage your sales and statistics from one central interface. Also, many networks contain several affiliate products, so you can group similarly themed products to sell.

Two of the major affiliate networks are Commission Junction and Clickbank. Amazon and Ebay also have their own affiliate programs which can be quite lucrative. There are hundreds of other affiliate providers and you can use your favorite search engine to find them. Just enter the terms ‘affiliate networks’ and hit search.

Sometimes, to achieve better results require some expense. Getting a web host, for example, as well as a domain name, would require you to spend money. Getting professionally made graphics to make your website attractive can also cost dig into your pocket. Pay Per Click advertising, commonly referred to as PPC advertising can be costly if not done properly. These are just a few things to keep in mind.

A Website

You will require a web site or at least one page on an existing web site you might own. It’s not always necessary to set up a whole website to promote one affiliate product. You might choose to dedicate just one single page to this product, and this is fine. This method can actually be very successful. If you don’t know HTML, the language required to build a website, you can consider using a blog.

WordPress Blog Platform

WordPress is a movable-type blog. It’s a software program you download and use to create your own blogs which you could upload in your own server. You won’t have to settle for the words ‘blogspot’ or ‘livejournal’ or ‘xanga’ to be attached to your URL. You could host your blog under its own domain name, or as another page in your main website.

Blogs are great marketing tools. They get indexed quite quickly by the search engines, and often, the figure prominently well in the search engine results pages (SERPs). They could also give your main website the backlinks it needs to boost its own page rank. Additionally, a blog can be customized to become your main website.

The primary advantage of this approach is the convenience you’ll receive when it comes to publishing content. Download the WordPress client for free from .

A Product To Promote

Preferably this will be a product you have purchased yourself, as you will want to be fully aware of all aspects of the product so you can produce truthful reviews and promotions for it.

It’s best if you can choose a product that you truly like, as people will prefer your honest opinion on it and can generally tell if you are only promoting it “for the money” rather than from your own experience. and Commission Junction for example, have thousands of products that you can choose from in a wide variety of niches. These are good places to begin to find a product to promote as an affiliate.

Text That Sells The Product (Copywriting)

This is where you make your sales. You need to tell people why they should buy this product, what is in it for them?

Often this can take the form of a product review. You might casually review the product you are promoting, and subtly add an affiliate link during and after the article. This method works well as it doesn’t directly look like you are selling anything.

Those are the basics of starting your affiliate internet marketing business.

Michelle Greene