Thursday, December 31, 2009
What does it need to become a prosperous Affiliate Marketer? What are the ingredients of an affiliate marketing success story? Is there a shortcut to Affiliate Marketing glory? All these questions play about in the minds of affiliate marketers who want to make it big in this area.
Though affiliate marketing is touted as one of the easiest and uttermost effective ways to create money online, it is not as easy as it sounds. The wise affiliate marketer plans every move and executes it the best way he can. He should also increase the potential to succeed by utilizing the right tools appropriate for a successful Affiliate Marketing program. We have consulted several of the most successful affiliate marketers in the area and lower down are the top three essential tools for a thriving affiliate marketing business.
Crucial Advice #1: Your Own Website
The greatest important and indispensable tool in Affiliate Marketing is your own site. The chief step in any thriving affiliate marketing business is creating a good, believable and professional looking website. Your website is the jump off point of all your marketing efforts. Thus, you must first create an -easy-to-use website, which will appeal to your prospects and encourage them to click on the links to the goods and services you are promoting and hopefully create a purchase. Consequently, you must first focus your efforts in building a site that can cater to what your prospects need.The most important thing you should consider is that almost all web users go online to search for information, not automatically to go and buy something.
Above all else, make your website full of original, pertinent and practical content. People love articles that are appealing and helpful. Keep in mind that, in the internet, content is always key and top quality content will not just raise your credibility, it can also help you fulfil a higher-level search engine ranking. By posting relevant and useful articles, you establish yourself as a credible authority in the field, displaying you a trustworthy endorser of the product or service you support. Establishing a good reputation is a good move in building up a loyal consumer base.
Crucial Advice #2: Incentives
Competition is extremely fierce in the internet world. You should always be one-movement in advance of your rivals to ensure that you capture a critical share of your target market. Therefore, you must use every conceivable means to inspire people not solely to visit your website but also to click and proceed to the websites of the opportunities and services you are promoting. Creating an opt-in email list is one of the better ways to gather prospects. Offer a newsletter or an e-zine. Better yet, offer incentives to your prospects to inspire them to subscribe to your newsletters. You can present free softwares, access to unique services and other freebies that will be helpful to your prospects.
Important Advice #3: Url Popularity
The value of driving highly targeted traffic to your website cannot be emphasized enough. The all-important web traffic is at the top of the list of the most crucial entities in the internet arena. Attracting people to your site has to be the first action you should carry out. Do everything to achieve a top search engine ranking. Link Popularity is one of the factors that search engines use to establish search engine rankings. so, to elevate your link popularity, you must launch an aggressive reciprocal link action.
One of the better ways to do this, at no cost at all, is by submitting articles, with your site's web address in the resource box, to e-zines and free article sites. You may not only earn exposure, you may also have the opportunity to advertise for no cost, just include a link pointing to your site. The more sites you send your articles to, the better your link popularity is. Ensure your articles are unique, pertinent and practical so that other websites may pick it up and post it.
These are but three of the many tools that an affiliate marketer can use to build up earning potential. The possibilities are endless and are restricted only by your vision, creativity, resourcefulness and resolution. You can always explore other ideas and adapt other strategies, which you believe might help you become a high rolling affiliate marketer.
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Wednesday, April 15, 2009
You bet, but after a boatload of frustration experienced by hopeful and would-be internet marketers it is about time someone laid out, in simple terms, exactly what needs to be in place to actually make money online.
There are SO many programs and courses out there that promise to teach you what it takes to make money online - for a small/large fee of course - and many times those courses end up costing you hours upon hours of time to implement, not to mention more money for the 'secret sauce to really make it work', and often you end up with a sale or 2 for all your laborious work.
In actuality it is not that difficult to make money online, although that piece of advice doesn't sell many products on Clickbank, does it? (sorry, no affiliate program for the previous statement)
Making a decent chunk of change online first and foremost comes down to one simple principle, yet so many marketers neglect to follow it - and end up broke and frustrated.
Here is the conventional approach:
1) Go to Clickbank, CJ, etc. and choose a product in a market you know a bit about
2) Get your affiliate link
3) Start a free blog at Blogger or Wordpress and post a few review-style articles on it with your affiliate link craftily inserted in the article(s)
4) Write keyword-focused articles and press releases until your cuticles bleed and submit them to the major directories with your blog link in the bio box
5) Watch the sales roll in and cash the checks
CAN this approach work? Yes. DOES this approach work for most people? Hell no!
The poor marketer that spent hours setting all this up is left with zippo except an empty wallet and sleep-deprivation.
Meanwhile the product owner (that contributes little during the attempted sales process) has a few 'super-affiliates' pushing the product and does in fact sit back, builds his list on auto-pilot, and cashes the checks - making sure to put Clickbank screen captures on the affiliate sales page to show you how 'easy' it is to make money online with the product.
Infuriating, isn't it?
This procedure happens daily, with new products launching all the time and affiliate programs attached to them informing marketers how they can make a killing promoting the product.
The fact is, the only ones 'raking it in' are the product owners and the people with huge lists they pummel relentlessly with new offers. Sickening...
This is, for the average online marketer, the Guaranteed Way to NOT Make Money Online - without a doubt. Unless you're happy with a 21.00 commission here and there.
So what is the answer? You need to build your OWN online empire - not the business of someone else! This is critical!!!
How should you go about doing that?
First off, select a market where people are actively looking to buy information or products. It does you no good to enter a barren market, does it?
MAJOR HINT: Go to Amazon.com or the local bookstore and check out the magazine section. Every magazine you see is a potential market, isn't it? If advertisers are willing to put up serious money to place ads in those magazines, you can bet there is some pretty good ROI.
Next, either create a product in that market or purchase the resale rights to an existing one. Many times they'll even include the sales copy that you can upload to your preferred web host. Now you OWN the product and the sales website - that's more like it, right?
Then you simply use all those promotional tactics you were told to use in your affiliate marketing efforts and apply them to promoting your OWN product(s), and you keep all the commission.
That's effective internet marketing - especially when it comes to actually turning a profit.
It may be easier to think of it this way. Create content - in any format you wish - that (preferably) promotes some type of free guide or mini-course, which in turn promotes a product that you either own outright or have acquired the rights to re-sell.
Don't make the deadly mistake of becoming a pawn and a pauper...be the King and own the process. Your sanity, and your bank balance, will appreciate it.
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Friday, March 27, 2009
Free Traffic System is a new project that helps you to get top quality one way links for free - unlimited number of one way links, because you build as many as you need. Moreover, Free Traffic System has integrated a brand new concept of viral marketing, rewarding its members with bonus one way links.
Before getting to the viral part of the project, it is important to explain where exactly you are getting these backlinks. The backlinks are built inside real blog posts, not in the footer or blogroll - in the very body of the real, unique blog post. This is the most safe way to build one way links, because you give real unique content to the visitors in the blog posts and search engines will always welcome it - search engines were created to help people in finding quality information in the Internet.
You get backlinks from relevant sites that belong to real people in different niches. Natural, safe and smart way to build backlinks for free. You submit one article to Free Traffic System and it converts into up to 60 top quality one way backlinks! And - unlike traditional article marketing - no one will delete your backlinks from the article, like they do when stealing your content from article directories.
The viral part of Free Traffic System is simple - they reward people for bringing others into this free project. You are receiving a BONUS backlink on every 3rd post that people whom you referred to Free Traffic System are making. This means you get bonus backlink on article No 1, 4, 7, 10, 13, 16, etc. of all people who got into the system via the affiliate link.
As every article can be republished on up to 30 sites in Free Traffic System, this means that one article with your bonus link equals to 30 backlinks from Free Traffic System. 2 articles = 60 bonus backlinks, 3 articles = 90 bonus backlinks. And this is in addition to the unlimited backlinks that you can build inside Free Traffic System yourself.
And the final perk of the viral strategy. If you add at least one WordPress blog to Free Traffic System, they instantly increase the number of bonus backlinks by 7%.
So, in Free Traffic System you get:
- free backlinks that you build yourself
- viral bonus backlinks for affiliating people into the project
- viral bonus backlinks for adding your blog(s) to Free Traffic System
With this free backlink building power targeted traffic from search engines becomes just a matter of time.
Friday, February 27, 2009
How the heck do I _____ (fill in the blank)?
It can be not only frustrating but very time consuming to figure out the answers to these types of questions. I know that in my case it was also very expensive trying to 'figure it out'.
Yes, there are many ebooks out there - just Google 'internet marketing' if you don't believe me - but many of them leave out the critical information you need to get actual, measurable results.
Another option is to seek out professional counseling in your attempt to get online marketing help. This is normally a pay-by-the-hour setup or possibly an email or 2 of instruction per week.
While it certainly helps to get pointed in the right direction by an internet marketing 'guru' - provided their motives are honest - it can also be extremely expensive online marketing help when all is said and done.
But there is another option that has recently become available in the marketplace...
What if you had access to the best ebooks on the market, authored by proven experts with proven results and a mountain of 'in the trenches' knowledge?
What if you had PERSONAL access to these experts in an environment where you could ask them any question you needed answered, right online, and the answer would be directed at you PERSONALLY in the form of an audio clip and a link to further downloadable information?
Would that be valuable online marketing help?
Certainly it would...
That service is here, right now, and available to you at a fraction of it's real-market value.
I'm talking pocket change here...
If you're really serious about succeeding online and getting the personalized online marketing help you need to cut through all the crap and save loads of time and money, then you need to visit this link immediately.
It's by far the best investment in my online marketing future that I've ever made, bar none.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
You read that right.
I've told Google to push off.
Stop spidering me.
I no longer want my online business to depend on its ever
changing whims as to what makes a good or bad ranking.
I don't want to spend time collecting thousands of
backward links then find that they are probably worthless
because the anchor text does not contain a suitable
keyword, or the site does not have sufficient page rank,
or whatever the latest algorithm is.
I don't want to buy expensive cloaking tools and run the
risk of penalization.
I don't want to be bothered about whether a domain has a
static or dynamic IP address or have to use different
hosts to make a network of minisites.
What's that you say? You don't need fancy tricks - just
provide good relevant content.
I have a huge content site devoted solely to ClickBank,
the only one of its kind.
If you wanted to find the most relevant content for a
search on the keyword 'ClickBank' don't you think that
would be at the top?
Well Google used to agree with you.
It was ranked number 2, with only ClickBank.com itself at
Today it is ranked ... wait for it ... number 426.
It is beaten out of sight by sites which have nothing to
do with ClickBank but happen to mention that keyword once.
I asked a search engine expert about this and he suggested
that it was due to keyword density, in other words too
many mentions of the word ClickBank.
Well that has to be the case - the site is after all a
'Complete Guide to ClickBank'
His advice - try replacing the word ClickBank occasionally
e.g. use 'CB'.
That was the last straw and became the inspiration for me
to develop a revolutionary approach to getting traffic.
It led to me being called 'The Guru who said goodbye to
Google' in the marketing forums.
And this new approach?
It uses some of the fundamental pillars of Internet
marketing that you already know - techniques which will
never become obsolete.
But they are combined together in a new way and with a
viral twist that you won't have seen before.
It includes giving out free information in a certain way
and I show you how exactly in my book, The Ultimate
And just to illustrate the principle: the book is free
and you can reproduce this article and change the URL to
point to your own rebranded version.
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Tuesday, February 24, 2009
That's what I thought as well, until I read this free ebook and found out it's the real deal.
Did I mention it was free? Yep, and you won't even be asked for any contact information - imagine that!
This guide to selling things online was written by a very successful online marketer and Clickbank master seller. It lays out in very simple terms how to sell any product online, in any market, and sell it more effectively.
If you sell things online AT ALL, you can't afford to be without this valuable knowledge. You'll kick yourself later if you decide to hold off on this.
I predict it will become very popular...it's that good.
It presents a strategy for selling any type of product using methods which will NEVER become obsolete. Just solid marketing information and strategies to put online selling into action.
Plus an ingenious twist which will send your traffic rocketing...
If you really want to earn money while online, go here now to read about it and download for free:
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You'll be glad you did - and besides, you've got nothing (but time) to lose.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Top 10 rankings in Google are a pipe dream to most webmasters, me included. I had no idea where to begin learning, and I know I'm not alone. The seemingly impossible and daunting task of figuring out how to earn those high search engines rankings, requires an understanding of how search engines work, and I didn't have it.
James Martell does though. He is the author of the Affiliate Marketers Handbook and Online Success for NON-TECHIES - How to Take Your Business, Hobby or Profession to the Internet. He's more then a successful entrepreneur; he's creator of 'Coffee Talk', an ongoing series of interviews with industry experts, that he shares with his students during his SUPER BootCamp, which may be the most comprehensive affiliate marketing training available. So, it should be no surprise that his Backlinks Workshop, is leading the way again and helping site owners like myself.
To understand why Martell developed this workshop, consider his assessment as an industry expert: "Most website owners are confused or misinformed about the techniques that drive free traffic from the search engines to their websites. This is because they lack the critical understanding of what it takes to earn those top rankings; legitimate, non-'spammy' techniques."
As he explains in the workshop, the search engines give the highest ranking to the sites that are linked to the most by other search engine trusted sites. In other words, when a website has a link back to your website (hence the term Backlink), Google counts this as a 'vote', if you will. The more backlinks your site has, the more votes it has, and that's the key to high rankings. "In short", says Martell, "There's just no other way". He's referring to climbing ranks of Google; I say the same applies to learning from Martell.
James has released his latest training targeted at helping webmasters increase their rankings on Google by learning everything you need to know about backlinks. Through a unique blend of video and live training, Martell walks site owners step by step through process, with weekly lessons teaching each step of Martell's proven inbound link campaign. Dan Maynard, Manager of Marketing Tactics and the owner of www.piano-keyboard-reviews.com summarizes his experience by telling James, "I tried other methods taught by credible and well noted authorities but by far your knowledge surpassed them all! Thank you for teaching us the "real" nuts and bolts".
In the same down to earth, applicable teaching style used in his other trainings, James makes good on his promise to deliver and this is how it's done.
How Training Works
In a teaching style similar to a correspondence course, using a unique blend of weekly video lessons and scheduled LIVE online events, (to dramatically decrease the learning curve), you'll experience the following effective teaching and learning opportunities:
- Weekly Video Lessons – delivered automatically each week; watch Martell, recorded live from his conference room, from your own computer on your own schedule.
- Benefit from the mp3 audio version, so you can review in the car, from your iPod and have your questions answered on the go
- You'll also get a full transcript of each session, so you can grab a pen and highlight away
- Scheduled Live Events
- Coaching Club – have your questions answered by Martell, listen to others questions being answered and more during the twice per month live Q&A and coaching sessions held in his online conference room. Participants will
- Engage in site critiques
- Receive expert feedback
- Have your questions answered and the discussion recorded for play back, review or in case you miss a
- Coffee Talk – listen to live interviews each month via conference call as James interviews fellow experts from the industry who provide insight, resources, and invaluable information that affiliates need to succeed in the ever-changing online publishing world.
- Nearly 40 interviews already archived on the site
- Also available to you for play back and review, or in case you miss a session
- 24/7 Chat Forum – active and engaging members only community
- Get answers to your questions as you go
- Get added clarification and feedback
- Benefit from access to 10,000+ member posts- they are fully searchable!
Friday, January 2, 2009
In the last installment we spoke about providing high quality, unique content that is of value to your website visitors. Today's website traffic tip expands on that thought a bit:
Increase Website Traffic - Method #2 -- KEEP ADDING High Quality, Unique Content
In a study recently performed by the top search engine online today (any guesses? think "big G"), roughly half of the 2.5 billion searches performed daily are for unique, one-off phrases. You need to keep creating quality content based around relevent keywords to your niche in order to better the chances that your site will come up in the search engine results.
(Linking is the second part of this equation, and we'll get to that in another website traffic series installment)
When researching keywords, think "long tail". For instance, instead of targeting a keyword such as "golf swing", target a long-tail such as "how to improve your golf swing quickly". Can you see how many more variables of the long-tail could come up in the search engine results?
For my keyword research, I always start off by using the SEO Book Keyword Suggestion Tool.
If you work at it, you can easily come up with a handful of good, long-tail keywords to target within your niche, then write quality content built around those phrases. In doing so, you may (over time) "hit" on hundreds of keyword variations.
You can then direct that website traffic to affiliate offers, a newsletter sign-up page, other helpful websites within your niche (remember, you're trying to add value for your visitor?) - wherever you'd like. You can also monetize that traffic with on-site ad programs such as Google Adsense.
Please keep in mind that search engines prefer websites that keep adding new
content gradually. Therefore - don't let your site go stale - regularly add fresh, unique and helpful content.
In the words of Super Affiliate James Martell:
"My own rule of thumb is this: Add a minimum of 1 article per week, 2 preferably. Adding an article daily is euphoria and adding 1 every six hours, well, that's the best."
See you soon with another tip to help you increase your website traffic.