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Affiliate Marketing – And the Learning Curve

When you put up your first website – you have to admit that you are pretty green to the ways of the Internet World. You think that once your website is up, and you have put your links in place, you will be in the money. I, and I am sure many, would love that to be true. Just think how many Super Affiliates we would have. I will give you a small sampling of what to truly expect.

The Begin of the Begin

You will be excited at first, and you will have a sense of pride in your accomplishment. Granted, it is no small feat to getting a website up and online. But this is just the beginning of your Internet Marketing experience.

Once you have your website up, you should be asking yourself — where do I begin, or, what do I do now? If you are short of cash, which, in most cases people in the beginning are — you can begin by:

1. Writing articles
2. Optimizing your site for the search engines
3. Putting Adsense on your site

All this takes time and work. But, when you first begin, you do have time to optimize, to write articles, and to put adsense ads on your site. Why? It has been said that for the next six months or nine months, Google, and possibly, the other search engines, may put you in the Sandbox. Some say the Sandbox exists, some says it does not. Whatever it is called, you will see a degree of dormancy in your site.

My own thinking is that there may be a pre-set time of six months before you see a rise in your unique clicks – I know I did. I feel that there may be several reasons for this:

1. It’s a great way to protect the Internet community against unscrupulous sites – I figure that these sites have a lifespan of six months before people give them the boot. It only takes one person to feel the blunt of a scam, before talk in the online forums begins.
2. Websites go up and go down daily. The search engines are looking at saving themselves time and money. If you are still on line after six months or nine months, you’re paying your dues, and they may figure you are serious about maintaining a business online.

What Do I Do During That Six or Nine Month Period

First, and foremost – since I have supplied you with this information – do not get frustrated and throw in the towel. Granted, at first the only clicks you may see is your own, but that will change.

Second, start positioning yourself, so when your dormancy with the search engines ends, you have the quality content, and the quality products to begin to fly. That means, writing articles, getting your name out to the masses, and learning to utilize Adsense.
And when you have spare change, try your hand at advertising on Adwords.

In the beginning your learning curve is just out of the starting gate – take this time to read, buy appropriate ebooks, experiment and research. All are important to moving your learning curve to the expert level.

To conclude, a website is just a small part, but an important part, of becoming an Affiliate Marketer. The other important elements, is persistence, hard work, and marketing. And finally, if you still have the passion after the initial exhilaration of becoming an online entrepreneur wanes – then you’ll make it.

 

 

 

Affiliate Marketeing; What It Takes

Each of us has its own interest or has a hobby. Some love all kinds of books, music, and movies while others are into sports and traveling. There are also people who love to grow flowers and loves pets. These things help us to relax and forget our everyday problems and troubles and these things are common to people. But not everyone has a hobby that makes money for him/her except if you love your job.

Money making hobby could let you treat your family and friends with the extra cash or you can even quit your current job that you almost certainly hate. That is why many of us today go online to start a business; their reasons are either to supplement their income or to gradually replace their offline income from their job. Affiliate marketing is a great way to start in making money online.

Affiliate marketing is a revenue sharing partnership between a web merchant and one or more affiliates. The affiliate is paid a commission for referring clicks, leads or most often sales to the merchant. An affiliate’s advantage is that he can make money in a business where he doesn’t have the upfront costs of creating his own product, and he doesn’t have to worry about e-commerce, bookkeeping, or even customer support for it is the merchant’s responsibility.

Now, for sure you want to be an affiliate marketer with all that benefits an affiliate could get. But, do you have what it takes to be an affiliate marketer? Before you begin your venture into affiliate marketing, you need to decide first which area interest you. What products do you know the most and which products you could do the best job of selling? Once you discover your specialty, perseverance, patience, determination comes next. These are the qualities you should possessed to be a good affiliate marketer.

Too many online business prospectors lose out because they become impatient. You also have to know what your strengths are, the things in which you are good at and your capabilities and abilities related to your chosen streak. And the most important thing is you have to have a strong desire to succeed in affiliate marketing.

To be an affiliate marketer is not an easy task. You have to learn the techniques of marketing your product or service. You shouldn’t be looking at every chance because marketing is all about attracting you to look at this or that particular opportunity. To be a successful affiliate marketer, you should learn how to listen and to be taught because in life we need to learn skills to get by.

For an affiliate marketer, you should know how to market your site effectively, in will enable you to get thousands of visitors coming to your site which transforms into more sales. This only means that the faster you set up a website, the bigger your chances of making money online faster. You should avoid the same mistakes some affiliates make everyday, they are only building a short-term business where they just make a small sale. Make sure you do understand that you should be building a long-term affiliate business and not just something that makes you a few dollars on one sale.

It is also better to have knowledge on how to upsell your visitors for expensive services. This will in turn make you become recognized as an expert in your field and making money will be easier. There are some people thinks that just by having affiliate links on their website will bring them good profits. This can have some truth to it, but then most successful affiliates still believe that making use of strong marketing campaigns for their affiliate programs is still important. But affiliate marketers become much more successful when they treat their customers or online visitors as friends. Make a commitment to establish relationships with your customers and especially with visitors to your site. It is very important for an affiliate marketer to have a good business relationship with customers or visitors.

 

 

 

Affiliate Managers

Employing a manager to run affiliate systems on a retainer with bonuses is a win for product owners, a win for managers and ultimately a win for affiliates. Having them happy is the only way to keep them actively selling your product or service, and in turn improving business.

Russell Brunson knows how to manage his affiliates after losing over two years of work, and 6,500 affiliates in one day when his system crashed. He wrote down what worked and what didn’t, then started again and in less then two months he was back. Now 18 months later he has an affiliate list of 30,000 and draws in a six figure amount of cash per month from his affiliates.

So successful has his been in recruiting affiliates that Russell Brunson, along with affiliate manager Stu McLaren, has developed an affiliate training program for managers. Both men believe there was a shortage of experienced managers and yet they were the most important element in an effective affiliate marketing program.

Here is a broad look at the most important three elements to be an effective manager:

1. Affiliate Research

It is important that managers draw in the best sales people to sell the products. The number of affiliates is irrelevant if they don’t sell the products each month. Stu collects up to 2500-3000 websites that could be interested in selling the product, and then he looks at which ones collect a large amount of quality traffic. This can be time consuming, but it forms the bases of an effective marketing plan. In the end there may be 150 to 200 sites that could be quality affiliates.

“We would divide them into either A affiliates and B affiliates. There is no difference between A affiliates and B affiliates except that A affiliates have more traffic or greater numbers in their e-mail lists,” he said. “Those are the people you want to go after first because they will have the biggest impact on your business in a short period of time, and have the most influence on the most amount of people.’’

2. Recruiting Affiliates

Once managers have identified which potential affiliates they wish to pursue, they must pursue. Increasing quality affiliates will increase sales. The secret here is to be pro-active and go beyond what is expected.

“It is not hard, we just pick up the phone and call all the people on our A list,” Stu McLaren said. “The reason that we call, was because every lazy affiliate manager out there will send an email. By ringing them we are instantly separate ourselves from other affiliate systems out there. You instantly start to build a relationship.”

“Before we call we do our research; what is their web site? What are they selling? What sort of people they are drawing to their web site? Prepare promotions for them ahead of time, the more you reduce the work for them the more likely they will say ‘yes’. That is the position you want to be in.’’

3. Training affiliates

If the affiliates have a reason to sell the product then they will remain active affiliates. Other affiliate programs will create only one program, and then expect affiliates to sell again and again each month with the same material. Russell Brunson focuses on creating a reason for affiliates to sell each month and will focus on events in promotional material.

“We create new promotions every month. My advice is start with holidays or events. Imagine if you created tools around these promotions for your affiliates. You are saving them time and work and the likelihood of them selling your product is sky high,” Stu said.

 

 

 

Affiliate Is Not A Dirty Word

When I first started out on my journey to become a successful Internet marketer I used to wonder about all the advertisements I came across that begged me to join an affiliate program. They made huge claims about how much money I would earn if I joined them so I just ignored them. That is until I started to understand more about affiliates and affiliate programs.

WHAT IS AN AFFILIATE?
An affiliate is someone who promotes other people’s products or services. When you become an affiliate you have a money making business opportunity but you have none of the worries or expenses of a typical business. You’ll never have the bother of dealing with processing or shipping an order or be involved with customer care. You will however receive money for your promotional efforts. When someone purchases a product or service through your efforts you receive a commission on the sale. All you have to do is promote and wait to receive your payment cheques.

WHERE DO I FIND AN AFFILIATE PROGRAM?
There are literally thousands of affiliate programs to choose from. Many of them will tell you that you will earn thousands and thousands of dollars per month if you join them. They will state all the amazing benefits to you and how new and fabulous their particular product or service is. I’m sure you have seen these advertisements everywhere on the Internet. If you type in affiliate programs into your search engine you will see what I mean. You will also just come across them as you are surfing.
It can be quite over whelming to make a choice.

HOW DO I DECIDE WHICH AFFILIATE PROGRAM IS FOR ME?
There are three approaches to choosing the right program for you.
Choose something that has a high demand
Choose something that you have a passion for
Combine the above two points so you will have a product that is in high demand and you are passionate about it.

I personally think a combination of these approaches is the best.
If you choose something that is in high demand then there will be a market for the product or service. It is essential to have a market otherwise you will find that no one will be interested in buying from you. The down side here however is when there is a high demand there is also a lot of competition.

If you choose something you are passionate about then you’ll have more fun and you’ll be more passionate about what you are promoting. When you have something you can put your heart and soul into you will generally do better than if you are promoting something you don’t care about or know nothing about.

Make a list of what you are passionate about. Then do a search on the key words to see how many other people have this same interest. You can do this by using a key-word search. www.goodkeywords.com offer free software you can download. Use this to search for the information. Just type in the key word and see how many results come up, i.e. how many people searched for those word over the last month. Then use your search engine to locate your affiliate program.

For example my personal primary interests evolve around living a better life. This means I am interested in health, wealth, developing better relationships and emotional and spiritual well being. Because I have these fundamental desires I searched for an affiliate program that helped me to attract more of these things into my life.

You may decide to go with just one program. The ideal situation would be to find one program. Understand how it works then branch out to include a few more that connect to your primary interest. Once you’ve understood what’s involved in promoting your primary program it will be only a little more effort to hook up with other programs and start increasing your monthly cheques! You may also find that as you go along you will need to buy a few things for example, web hosting and domain names. You may then see the value of adding these services to your affiliate list too.

For example once I found my primary program I realised I had to advertise in order to get customers. I also discovered that I really did need my own website even though I had acquired several free ones when I joined my affiliate program. So I learnt all about web hosts and domain names and website design. As I went along I picked up a few more affiliate programs. After much trial and error I came to develop an understanding of the concept of organic search engine optimisation. I loved the whole concept so I added this to my list of programs too. I have also developed a deeper understanding and appreciation for how Internet business works.

HOW DO I MAKE AN AFFILIATE PROGRAM WORK FOR ME?
The big thing is PROMOTION. You will need to promote your affiliate products or services. When you join an affiliate program you will usually be given one or more free websites and some links and banners. When someone clicks onto the links or banners and purchases the product or service you will receive a commission. This is how affiliate programs work.

Regardless of which program you are involved in, advertising and promoting your links and banners will become your number one priority!
If you are not prepared for this you will not be successful.
It is that simple.
There is no way around this.

The best way to do this is by becoming educated in the right things to do.
You have a choice of paying for advertising or not paying for advertising.
A great place to start is with understanding how organic search engine optimisation works and how to get it to work for you. This method of advertising is time consuming to get set up if you do it manually but once your done it will provide you with an endless source of free targeted traffic to your website. There are soft-ware programs you can buy that will get you set up if your short on time.

Unfortunately the truth is that 95% of Internet entrepreneurs make no money. There are lots of reasons for this. Some of the more serious and common reasons are that many people just don’t understand how to promote. Many still don’t even realise that they have to have their own websites. Many spend more money than they are comfortable with because they head down the road of paid advertising and they aren’t in a position to afford this.

My best advise to you is that you enjoy your affiliate programs. Get your own website. Learn about organic search engine optimisation and spend your money wisely.
I hope this article will help position you for great success with you Internet marketeering

 

 

 

Affiliate Fraud – Avoiding Fraud In Lead Programs

Lead fraud is possibly the largest obstacle to successful lead gathering via Affiliate marketing on the internet. Finding pre-qualified leads online can be either very successful or very frustrating depending on how you set up your program to deal with fraud.

Gathering leads through an Affiliate program can be a very successful venture if you find the right Affiliates. Names and contact details of people who have an active interest in your product increases conversion rates for offline sales and hopefully increases your bottom line. That benefit may, however, be adversely affected if the time you spend sifting through rubbish leads becomes too great. But there are a few things you can do.

Choosing Affiliates

As with all Affiliate programs, you will need to choose your Affiliates wisely at the beginning to have a fraud-free campaign. This means manually vetting Affiliate applications to join your program. Look at other sites your Affiliates have gathered leads for and ask for references if you think it is warranted. Remember also that seeking legal redress against fraudulant Affiliates is much easier to do in your home country, or countries with a similar, enforceable legal systems. Be sure that you know all of the contact details of your Affiliates so if something goes wrong you can contact them quickly.

Monitoring Your Lead Campaign

You will need to monitor your campaign manually, especially at the beginning to ensure you are receiving quality leads. Look at the leads you are receiving – if they all exhibit similar properties then you could have a problem. Things to watch out for include similar spelling mistakes on each lead (which would indicate one person is filling out the lead many times) and identical IP addresses (which could also indicate that one person is filling out the lead form several times or getting friends and relatives to do it). You will need to keep doing this manually until you are happy with your Affiliates and the quality of leads they are sending through.

With just a few hours of diligence at the beginning when you are setting up your lead campaign you can avoid days of frustration. The bulk of lead fraud is preventable – it just takes a little planning.

 

 

 

Affiliate Content, Duplicate Content And The Crucial Differences Between Them; Er, There Are None…

Going by word on the Search Engine news group, alt.internet.search-engines, it’s looking like Google is getting better at spotting and demoting affiliate content. It could well be that because the same text content is repeated over and over on
every affiliate site that carries it it gets demoted by Google purely for being duplicate content. I see this as being a problem, a growing problem, for every affiliate merchant and client using a data feed to power the pages. While the templates folk use may well vary in detail due to individuals customising them to their taste, essentially they’re all variants on the same theme and of course they all contain the same few lines of text content in the same order.
Repetition of this kind shouldn’t be too hard to identify and either ignore or remove from the listings or do whatever with which may well mean in the future that the idea of affiliate sites as we now have them is simply no longer practical.

My crystal gifts site is powered by a feed from GoCollect.com using a Cusimano script. I’ve personalised the templates so if you know me you’ll recognise the standard BB layout of the individual product pages. Visually, therefore, it isn’t like any of the other sites using the same feed. It still has the same text content, though. Inputting a sample into Google produces “about 584” results, all of which, or the majority of which we must suspect as I’m not going to go through them all to check it absolutely, are built around the same feed. The problem here for both affiliates and for affiliate merchants and for Google is, what’s the point in having them at all? If there’s one site that has them,
namely, the original, where’s the point in Google having the rest of them in the index? They all sell the same product for the same price, so why bother to index them? At the moment, it’s the battle of the SEO’s. Why should someone buy product A from my site as opposed to anyone else’s? The answer would be, because when they search for product they find my site before they find any of the others, and there are ways of promoting sites with which we are all familiar here. But this can’t really last. The world only really needs just the one web site for these custom-made products and speciality items, and that’s the one from the original manufacturers. All the rest essentially constitute duplicate content and we know what happens to that, it gets filtered out.

So, to counter this problem, you could substitute your own text for the original, and you could take your own photographs of the product. Not a problem for a small site, however, many have tens of thousands of pages. How is anyone going to re-write that lot? Obviously any lone affiliate can’t begin to, so the idea of affiliate sites as we now have them, I think, must inevitably give way to niche sites where the affiliate presents a small range of items in an individual style that will appeal to certain of the buying public. The idea would be to create a brand of presentation that clients would get to be familiar with and feel comfortable with. If you look at the items on my crystal gifts site they’re all photographed out of context. In your home they are unlikely to be suspended in mid-air against a white background, which is how they’re presented in the data feed and thus on my site. I’m suggesting taking pictures of items as they might actually appear in situ, do a little mock-up of a down-lit corner table and snap that from a typical viewing angle, or have an item on a coffee-table against a background of muted lights, featuring an expansive sofa, giving a feel of general relaxed easy-living. This, by comparison with simply outputting the existing data from the feed, would cost a bundle, but it just might might be the only real way forward for niche affiliates. You know what that would result in? Quality sites. The kind Google professes to like.

Meanwhile, though, I suspect people who’ve built one multiple-product affiliate site, and seen it do well and are now busily engaged in building more and more multiple-product sites on the basis that they’ll all do well too, are in for multiple disappointments. I’m trying to go niche in general with my affiliate sites and I’ve picked on crystal and glass gift items to work with as I can break then down into categories and maximise the potential of each category. What I’ve got then, in effect, is a legion of niche sites all interconnecting.

For choice, now that I understand more of the industry than I did when I began with affiliate sites, I’d really like a site that does watches and jewellery, these are the items that people are happiest buying from the web, research has
suggested, but I don’t know a good feed other than Amazon and I’ve stayed away from getting too involved with Amazon as it has the high profile it does and will inevitably attract the greatest number of affiliates and so likely will be penalised in the earlier days of any affiliate purge. From what I’m hearing, this purge has already begun.

 

 

 

Affiliate Cloaking… What It IS And WHY You Should Be Using It If Your An Affiliate Marketer

Affiliate Cloaking… what IS it and are YOU using it is the question?

That’s right, this question apply’s to everyone who actively promotes other companys products and/or services as an affiliate or is considering it because you could be losing BIG BUCKS from your hard earned affiliate commissions because of those UGLY long affiliate URL’s that scream out… “I’m An Affiliate” and scare your visitors and/or potential customers away.

People are very funny this way online when it comes to first impressions.

As an example, which would you rather do business with?

A business with a URL like…

http://www.corys-cbmall.com

OR…

http://wetrack.it/eza/af.cgi?aid=3509&ent=25

Now that I’ve planted that seed in your head lets move on to what ‘Affiliate Cloaking’ IS and how it will help convert more of your visitors into SALES!

‘Affiliate Cloaking’ sounds pretty obvious doesn’t it and it really is because all your doing is replacing that UGLY long affiliate URL with a nice cloaked(forwarded inside an invisible frame), professional Domain Name like the one I listed in the above example that remains ‘Sticky’.

What do I mean by ‘Sticky’?

I simply mean that the URL remains the Domain Name you chose once your visitor clicked on it and doesn’t redirect back to the UGLY long affiliate URL you started with, giving YOU, the Affiliate, a professional look in the eyes of your visitors and/or potential customers.

Simply put, they wouldn’t know if you were the Affiliate or the actual owner of that website.

How’s all this possible?

I’ll give you three words… “Advanced Domain Forwarding”.

There are many services online that offer this. Simply go to Google and do a Google search.

Now, if your a serious Affiliate Marketer and/or are just starting out online with affiliate programs then this is something you’ll definitely want to look into.

Not only will you look professional in the eyes of your visitors and/or potential customers you’ll also be Safe- Guarding your hard earned affiliate commissions.

There you have it, “Affiliate Cloaking… What It IS And WHY You Should Be Using It If Your An Affiliate Marketer”.

Remember, first impressions matter, especially when your doing business online.

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Affiliate Bombshell – 8 Surefire Strategies That Generates Over $100,000 Per Annum

Many have asked me this very question: “Why do some affiliates make less than $200 per month while the top affiliates go on to make as much as $3,000-$30,000 per month?”

The Truth of the matter is most affiliates are not willing to take the path that the top affiliates are taking to make such insane income. They want a get-rich quick system.This hardly works with affiliate programs. However, there is good news for affiliates who are willing to get their hands dirty a little bit. Successful affiliate marketing today is based on the following 8 factors.

A good friend of mine who is an affiliate applied it and made over $100,000 in pure profits from sales generated by him.

These factors seem so simple and are often neglected but they are immensely powerful once applied.

1. Identify A Niche

The success of most affiliates comes from their chosen niche. If you find a profitable Niche, you can make a ton of money. As an affiliate you have to research an area or an interest you are very good at. Find out if people are interested or are actually researching for your area of interest. Locate reputable affiliate programs in your Niche market and contact them. Also do some findings about these programs to authenticate their credibility.

2. Build A Simple Website

Once you have identified your Niche,the next thing you do will be to go online and research for information that you will use to build your website. Please take note that you will need to build a free content website with all the information you can get concerning your subject. Dont be afraid to give away this information, once you give away and over deliver to your prospects, they will always come back to you for guidance. But do not sell anything on your site.

3. Grow An Opt-In Email List

When you build your website one of the goals of your website will be to get email leads. This you can achieve by providing a simple opt-in email webform on every page of your free content website. This will make it easy for your visitors to subscribe to your email newsletter or tips of that subject. You should cultivate the habit of getting information that will be useful at least once every week to your subscriber base.

4. Publish More Free Content

Each article you find online that will be helpful both to your subscriber base and prospects should be posted on your website. Try to only provide high quality information and newsletters to your website. Give out freebies on your site to enhance subscription rate and practically over deliver on your information generousity.

5. Find Out What Your Prospects Want.

In the course of writing your newsletter. Try to build relationship with your list by constantly replying each and every email. Show them you Actually care for them by pre-selling yourself. Let them know you are interested in them as a person and not just someone who is interested in making a quick bucks. Give off yourself freely and you will earn their trust and confidence. Find out what product they actually need.

6. Get The Product For Your List

After you have built trust with your email list they will be in the mood to buy from you as a recommendation from a trusted source. You have to get products that you are affiliated with or that you have bought licence for or products that have Master resell rights. But this product must be of high quality or else you will loose the credibility that took you time to build.

7. Sell The Products To Your List.

Send out your recommendation or review on the product and make it seem like a special offer that has a time span within which the price will be increased, this will make your offer to be sold out fast. You will be amazed at the result you will get this time. You can easily make tens of thousands of Dollars this way.

8. Go Back To Step 4 (Publish More Contents)

Repeat the steps from 4 to 7 for every 2-4 months to your email list and do not overwhelm them with products they dont need.

There you have it.This is the exact steps and strategies that the top affiliates are using to take away your competition. If and when properly done you can generate $60,000-$100,000 per annum.

There is no need to reinvent the wheel. If you are looking for a quick way to instant wealth, chances are that you may never see it.

 

 

Affiliate Assets

Your affiliate marketing business is just that … a business. To be successful, you need to treat your business like a business and focus on growth. Your affiliate links are your business; you are the owner of a marketing company, and it is an asset you can grow into more and more assets. Here are three strategies to build your marketing business.

1. Get your own website and domain name.

It looks cheap and marks you as a “newbie” when you post a long affiliate link in your ads. With domain names as inexpensive as they are now you can purchase your own domain name. You can then either forward your URL to your affiliate link or set yourself up with some free hosting and establish more of a web presence. Your best bet is to write a benefit-full description of your affiliate program and link to your program via an HTML link that is part of your description.

2. Build your own list.

Stop relying on one-shot ads to make you money. Real businesses have repeat customers that they cultivate in order to make more profits. You must do the same. Make a commitment to establish relationships with your customers and especially with visitors to your site. Create an email list to keep in touch. Send out periodic tips or articles and focus on helping your customers. Only promote your affiliate links in unobtrusive ways; don’t make your emails one big ad.

One of the best ways to build traffic to your list is to write a short report that describes the benefits of your affiliate program. Make this report available only by email. When someone sends for your report, they are added to your list and you can continue to communicate with them.

3. Build traffic to your own site and list.

This is where you really make your affiliate links your own business. By having your own site and building your own list you are building your own business and brand, not just marketing someone else’s. By doing this, you can market to your own customers over and over again. Do not overlook this point: When your ad redirects a customer to your affiliate link, you have lost that person as your own customer because you lost the ability to communicate with them on a repeat basis. When you direct customers to your own site and list, they build a relationship with you.

There are many ways to build traffic: write articles, post in forums, market in safelists, advertise offline, etc. My advice is to pick one traffic-building method, work on it for awhile, and master it before moving on to something else. If you focus on offline advertising, write and rewrite your ads until you determine how to get the best response. If you market on safelists, make a list of the top 50, and send your ad to 10 each day. Keep testing to make sure your safelists are responsive.

These three strategies will help you build and grow your affiliate marketing business.

 

 

 

Advantages And Disadvantages Of Affiliate Programs

Affiliate programs have some awesome advantages, and if you implement them correctly, you can make incredible money with affiliate programs.

Mostly, the website you are promoting does all the leg work for you. They will handle all the customer support, payment processing, product delivery, and refunds. All that you have to do is direct people to their website, by providing a link to them on yours. Once a customer clicks your link, AND makes a purchase, you get a certain percentage of that sale. That’s it. You just wait for your money to come in. And if you are wanting to make money online, using affiliate programs is just one of the many ways that you can do just that.

You don’t have to develop or carry the product. You don’t really even have to know that much about the product, because the customer will be going to another website where all the pertinent information is already given.

Any good affiliate program will provide all of the materials you need to promote them. Usually this includes emails, banners, text links, and free ebooks that you can use on your website. The super good programs will even offer you training, to learn the techniques for promoting their website.

When you join an affiliate program, you just worry about getting traffic to your site, and then getting them to click on your affiliates’ links. Hopefully, a sale will be generated, and you will be making money.

The down-side of promoting affiliate programs, is that you are competing with other people to get sales. Also, some affiliate sites may not be honest, and may not pay you, keeping the money that you have generated for them. The best way to protect yourself would be to go online, and see if you can find any complaints about the affiliate program.

To learn the valuable techniques and tips that I have learned, please go to my website, and follow the links to open YOUR portal to success! Register at my site, and you’ll receive occassional “goodies”, including free tips and informative reports!

 

 

 

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