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Affiliates Should Ask For The Sale

All businessmen know the importance of that last stage of selling which is called the “closing”. Such stage of selling will clinch the whole session. The same is true among online businesses, such as the affiliate marketing business. The affiliate must conduct such a closing by asking the client for the sale.

Unfortunately, the asking for the sale in online businesses, such as affiliate marketing is more challenging than the asking for the sale in a brick-and-mortar business. In land-bound business marketing, the salesman can closely observe the target client’s movements of the body and the eyes so that he can gauge if it is time to close the sale or not. But in an online business, the closing of the sale will not be helped by the body language of the customer. Obviously, the affiliate cannot see the customer’s body posture.

And therein lies the problem for closing and asking for the sale. The affiliate has no means of knowing whether it is time to ask or not. The asking may be too early, when the customer is not convinced enough. Or the asking may be too late that the customer has already lost interest in the product.

In online businesses, such as affiliate marketing, the affiliate need not wait for signs. The affiliate should be gutsy enough to ask for the sale, whether it is time or not. And when the asking for the sale is too early, the target customer may decide to click on the back button and never come back. When the asking for the sale is too late, the target customer may already be exploring other websites.

Despite such a difficult situation, the affiliate must still ask for the sale. If he does not ask for the sale, some visitors will think that it is a government-sponsored website and all the information provided are free of charge. Perhaps the information is literally free in many articles. But such information is posted due to one single purpose – to make a sale.

Therefore, the affiliate should not just wait for the time when the visitor eventually realizes that he is expected to click on a link that will take him to the website of the merchant. The affiliate must indicate in his website and in his emails that what he has is a business and businesses involve selling. He should also state that the recipients of his emails are not obligated to buy immediately. These recipients can make their purchases later.

Affiliates Must Pre-Sell–Don’t Make the Mistake That Will Most Hurt Your Business

The Internet is bursting with Web sites created by affiliates to steer visitors to merchants’ sites. This is the simple elegance of affiliate marketing–create a Web site, sign up as an affiliate with companies that sell products you like, then sit back and watch the money pour in. At least that’s the theory. But many affiliates make the one mistake that most hurts their business. They fail to pre-sell their customers.

Creating a Web site that is one big sales letter is not going to lead to huge sales. Why?  Because visitors will resist your sales pitch no matter how enticing your Web site, and they will not likely click through to the merchant’s site. Even if they do click through, they will be faced with another sales pitch, possibly with some of the same wording.  By selling you are actually hurting your chance to make a profit.

If this doesn’t make sense, keep in mind why people in the millions everyday go on the Internet–content. They want to learn something, or they are looking for help with a problem, or they have some other need.

People don’t go online to be confronted by a sales pitch. That’s why your affiliate site to be successful must create a sense of credibility by offering lots of interesting and informative content–articles, headlines, news, blogs, forums, free newsletters and email courses, and links to more content that might be of interest. These things will keep your visitors interested and they will then click through with pleasure to the merchant’s site in a mood ready-to-buy.

This is the beauty of the pre-sell. It’s this pre-selling that puts your visitor in a positive  frame of mind, which leads to a sale. If you turn your visitor off in the beginning with an obvious sales pitch, it’s almost impossible to overcome that, and you’ve lost a potential customer.

There are two important things to remember to effectively pre-sell your visitors:

Carefully craft your site to the theme of your merchants’ products or services.

If you are signed up as affiliate with several dating sites, then your site should obviously be devoted to dating and getting people together, along with anything associated with relationships–flowers, candy, special holidays, jewelry, cards, or gifts. You name it. Be creative. Obviously a pitch for the greatest money-making opportunity won’t fit.

Put yourself in your visitor’s shoes.

Analyze your site with brutal honesty and try to understand how a stranger would feel navigating through. Is the site complicated and hard to figure out? Do all the links work? Does it have a central, specific theme? Does the site deliver valuable, appropriate content? Do you get a trusting feeling? Will it make the visitor more open to buy? If so, then you can safely recommend merchants to your visitor. People will usually only buy from someone they trust. And that should be you.

Pre-selling works because it’s a two step process. The first step is up to you by providing a content-rich, interesting site where visitors will feel comfortable. As you gain their trust, they will pass on to step two by clicking through to the merchant’s site. By now they are interested enough to buy, so they will not be turned off by the sales copy.  

Let the merchant do the selling. Your role is to educate and help your visitors by providing answers to their questions or solutions for their problems through quality content.

Affiliates Equals Free Time And Money

One reason many people get into Internet Marketing is so that they can have more free time. However, many people find themselves sinking more and more time into their online business before they realise that they have exchanged one job chained to a desk for another, chained to a computer.

Is it really possible that you can get more free time through Internet Marketing? All the big names tell us it is possible, but how can it happen?

Well firstly, you can pay someone else to do the web designing, search engine optimization and so on. However, for some of us, that may not be practical. Oftentimes people start an Internet business because they don’t have a lot of money and need a cheap and effective way to get their business up and running.

It is entirely possible to earn money whilst doing nothing with Internet marketing. Firstly, if you have automated your website and it is ranking high in the directories then it will run on auto-pilot.

However, you may not be high in the search engines yet and need other ways to put your business on auto-pilot.

One of the best methods I know of is to set up an affiliate program. This allows other people to promote your product and be paid a commission for each sale. If they don’t make any sales, they don’t get any commission. Obviously, you need to pay them enough commission to make it worth their while. A few dollars as the commission level is not going to motivate anyone for anything, so you may need to offer 40%, 50% of even higher depending on your business and product strategy.

This kind of percentage will get your potential affiliates much more excited about selling your product. Be wary though of raising the price of your product in order to make up the affiliate payment. You may end up pricing yourself out of the market and making no sales!

There are many different options for running an affiliate program. You can host the software on your web server and run if from there, or you can pay a monthly fee for someone else to host it for you. You could also join a program such as Paydotcom or Clickbank that handle everything for you, and all you need to do is sit back and enjoy the profits.

In fact, for many marketers, Clickbank is a real favourite because it truly allows you to automate your business! They handle everything for you – taking payment, paying the affiliate and paying you, allowing you to really put your business on auto-pilot and achieve the elusive dream of making money whilst you sleep.

Affiliates do equal more free time and more money. They will promote your product for you, earn you money, with minimal effort on your behalf. Investigate today how you can run your own affiliate program and benefit from this fantastic leverage on your time and resources.

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What is an Affiliate?

I don’t want to SELL anything. That said, how do I build my business?

That is the beauty of our program. YOU don’t sell anything, WE do all the selling for you. Just enter the names and email addresses of the people you know personally online, and we’ll send a personalized email to them, from YOU, which directs them to a fully personalized, dynamic flash presentation. If you prefer, you can alternatively send them directly to your free WebSite.ws Affiliate WebSite, which will be identical to the one you are looking at right now, but tracked to YOU, so you get the credit for all sign ups.

How can I see who signed up under me and how much commissions are owed to me?

You will have 24/7 access to REAL TIME REPORTING on all hits to your agent WebSite, all trials placed, and all active customers, as well as complete downline reporting, selectable by layer (1 through 5), and all current and past commissions due to you. You will also have contact information for your UPLINE SPONSORS, so you can email them and learn about their successes, as well as contact information for your DOWNLINE (network) members, so you may email them and tell them of your successful experiences.

As an Affiliate, do I need to send in any paperwork?

Yes. The required simple documentation can easily be accessed from within your account. However, you may begin building your business immediately.

What is the “Invite” section, and how do I use it?

The Invite section allows you to send customized emails to prospects, which must be people with whom you have had prior contact. You can also purchase opt-in email lists in the Leads section of your Members Area. Please note, we will not tolerate Spam of any kind from our affiliates. Violation of our Spam policy will result in immediate and permanent deactivation of your account without reimbursement.

What is an “Upline?”

Your upline is comprised of the people through which you were referred to our company. Your upline can be a valuable source of information for networking and brainstorming ways to increase your revenue.

What is a “Downline?”

Your downline is comprised of the people who were referred to our company through you. The people in your downline represent those for which you will earn commissions for purchases they make. Information in your downline is updated in real time so you always have the latest details available to you, 24/7.

How can I use the banners?

Banners allow you to place advertisements on your WebSites promoting our product offering. You will earn money whenever purchases are made with us by people who clicked on your banners.

How do I earn commissions?

It’s simple. You earn commissions for any sale referred through your affiliate link up to five layers deep.

How often will I receive commissions?

Commission payouts are sent on or before the 15th of every month provided your commission balance meets your selected minimum payout amount. The lowest minimum payout limit you can select is $10 USD. Commission totals less than your selected minimum payout amount will be carried over until such time as your balance meets your selected minimum.

What methods can I select from to receive commissions?

We currently offer commissions payments by mailed check, bank wire, or PayPal.

Where can I change how commissions are paid to me?

You may update your Preferred Commission Method and Minimum Payout Amount at any time from within your account. Simply click the Preferred Commission link along the left edge of our WebSite.

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3 Things You should Own though You don’t Own a Product

1. Your Own web site:

Most affiliates put a redirect link directly to their affiliate

product. It is not such a good practice.

*Register a domain that closely resembles your affiliate product

 website. For example, if you are an affiliate for affiliateproduct.com

 web site, try to register affiliate-product.com or affiliateproduct.net.

*Follow the lay-out of your affiliate product web site.

*Put content on your web site (minimum of 10 pages). Like articles

 and reviews related to your affiliate product. No need to say to put up

 links leading the visitor to your affiliate web site.

*If you have a multiple different affiliate products, don’t mix them up

 and put all of those links on same web site. Choose a multidomain host

 and host your different affiliate web sites for cheap.

2. Your Own opt-in list:

You need your own opt-in list **no matter** what you sell and your own

or your affiliate product.

Start giving free ecourse or an ezine related to your affiliate product

and collect email addresses.

You need a follow up autoresponder or a maling list manager to manage

this process of collecting emails, follow up, sending promotional emails

etc. etc.

Here is a PHP script that you can use as BOTH follow up autoresponders

and mailing list managers:

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3. Your Own Ezine articles:

Yep! You have to spread the word about your affiliate product. Don’t You?

Write articles related to your affiliae product and publish them on your

web site, send them to publishers, submit them to content sites.

Do a search on Google or Altavista like ‘submit+article’, you will get a

big list of sites. Keep your favorites on your Favorites folder and submit

to them on regular basis.

Few tips in writing ezine articles in the affiliates perspective:

=Don’t expose your affiliate link directly in your resourcebox.

=Usually affiliate links comes as long URLs. These tend to breakup.

 So use some kind of redirection.

=Only promote one product in one article.

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Affiliate Yourself And Start Earning Income With Your Blog Site Starting Today!

Not only are there a lot of people out there blogging for fun, many of them are finding ways to make money by blogging. There are a number of ways an income from blogging can be achieved, but one of the most popular is by affiliating your blog. If you are blogging or considering starting a blog and you are not yet affiliated, you will quickly find that you should. Otherwise, you are just leaving money on the table that you may not have to.

The first thing you may be asking yourself is this: what is an affiliate program? Well, that is a great question and one easily answered. An affiliate program is one where the seller offers a part of the money generated by a sale to those who refer customers to them. There are, in fact, a lot of websites out there who are parts of affiliate programs.

With these companies, you need to sign up. You will, in most cases, be given a unique ID from that affiliate. That ID is for identifying you as the one who has referred the customer to the site and made the sale. If, then, you are successful in helping to sell the product, you receive payment that is generally stated in whatever your affiliate agreement includes. The amount you might get paid ranges greatly. You may make as little as one cent in US dollars or as much as one hundred US dollars depending on the product, the company, and sometimes the amount you help to sell.

Once you have made the decision to use an affiliate program and have figured out which one you want to use, then you are ready to get started. Sign up and register for the affiliate program and start adding your affiliate’s codes to your blog. Ah, but there is the next issue: how do you include affiliate links? There are a few ways you can do that. First of all, you can do reviews about a product and then link to that product through your affiliate program (obviously you would need it to be a product offered by your affiliate program). A second way, if you don’t want to do a review, is to compile a recommended list that is either in a blog entry or along the side of your blog. A third way to get your affiliate program involved in your blog is to use codes or scripts in your coding that will generate random links to products in your affiliate program.

Once you have your links and your program in place, it will be all about product. It is important to note that most people are not going to keep reading a website if they think it is just all about selling. Make sure your content, which you update regularly, is useful to the reader. You want that reader to keep coming back and hopefully working through your affiliates, so you really should concentrate on good, solid, useful content that is going to keep your readers coming back and not make them feel like they are being sold all the time. If, however, you really want to sell, you should try to label your site as a commercial endeavor. Keep those things in mind and your affiliate program will hopefully help you turn a profit.

No matter what your blogging experience may be, it is possible that you can blog for fun and profit at the same time. There are a number of ways to make a profit off of your blog, but the most common right now is to affiliate yourself with certain other sites and products. Affiliate programs generally cost little or no money and can help you make money on your own. They are basically a way of getting commission from helping someone to sell a product or service. So find the ones that work with the theme of your blog and get those codes up on your site. Once they are up, make sure you are finding ways to drive traffic to them without going overboard on the selling and making sure your content is useful. Stick with these tips and stays focused and before you know it, your blog can become a success through the use of a good affiliate program.

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Affiliate web sites make money

Making money from your affiliate business.

If you have a hobby that you can turn into a job, you will never have to do a days work again! Do you have a hobby? Want to know how to turn that hobby into a work from home business?

Working from home and making money from your hobby is one of the easiest ways to generate an additional income for you and your family. The lucky ones get to work from home all day but I suggest you don’t give up your day job!

You have to build your income.

A work from home business is the same as any other you need to work! However the amount of work you put in will be rewarded and besides, if its a hobby, you don’t mind doing it. All you really need is a web site and an interest. It might even be possible to earn money from home with subject matter to which you have no knowledge.

So how is this possible?

By using pay per click (PPC) schemes, the classic being Google AdSense. Each time a visitor comes to your web site and clicks on a link, you earn money! It really is that simple. Or is it? Well actually yes it is! If you can build a web site or get one built that you can add content too, then simply buy putting your knowledge onto your web site with some adsense links, you may earn some money. I say may, only because if your user does not click a link you will not earn but you are rich in the knowledge that you have helped some one. At least you should be, as if your site is good they might well return. This time they might click a link or two and then you start to earn.

How much can you earn?

There is no hard and fast rules here. Working from home and making a living from your computer should always be your secondary income. What you earn should be considered a bonus. A holiday fund or a new car fund. Your work from home income will be your luxury fund! Payment is worked out automatically, you basically get what you get but if you can attract visitors to you web site, you will start to earn a little extra money this is almost certain. Why so vague? There are no real methods of telling what a given home based affiliate web site might make in terms of money. The site needs to attract visitors who in turn need to click on an advert. If you have no visitors, your home business is going to take some extra work. You have to tell people about your site and where it is.

Promotion

Search engine optimisation is the first port of call. Build your web site with the minimum of code and make it fast loading for your users. Add a site map to your web site. Add a link to your signature in any forums you belong to. Add links to pages in any reference you make to your site. Add the site link to your e-mail signature. Have cards made up and make sure your web site address is there too. Any where you can leave a link to your home based business is a seed for future earnings.

Content.

Content is king and search engines love it. If your web site business is hobby based, be sure to include every thing you know into your web site and as you learn more, add that too. Keep adding and adding, content is great spider food and spiders love fresh content. Updating your web site regularly is a must.

Don’t be fooled.

You might come across adverts that say ‘earn $5000 a month working from home. It might even say $10,000/month working from home! I challenge these work from home schemes to prove the fact! The truth is no home working programme will give you an instant money tap. Many of these get rich quick sites are simply a rip off. A well crafted site will earn you a good income but you have to work at it, keep it updated and promote it every day if you can and eventually your seed will grow. How big? Only the effort you put in will tell. Advice, inspiration and implementation for affiliate web site design is freely available from https://cbproads.com/?id=4128794

Good luck

Affiliate Tip – Create A Newsletter

The average person has to be exposed to a product seven times before he makes a decision to buy. What does that mean to you as an affiliate marketer? You need to be able to get the product you are offering in front of your visitors repeatedly. One of the best ways to do this is by getting the visitors of your website to sign up for a newsletter.

By capturing their email address and getting them on your newsletter list, you can keep bringing them back to your site. You will also be able to repeat your offer several times in your newsletter, and if you can’t get them to buy the first product, you move on to something else. Sooner or later they will start buying and you will get your commission from the sale.

A newsletter is also a great relationship-building tool. Think about it, who are you more likely to buy from? A complete stranger or someone that has already provided you with great content on the subject you are interested in. You’d probably buy from someone that has given you great information already.

The same goes for your visitors. To turn them into customers, allow them to get to know you, show them that you know what you are doing and provide them with good content in your newsletter. Then offer them your affiliate product.

The biggest mistake I see new affiliate marketers make when it comes to newsletters, is to try to use their personal email client (like Microsoft Outlook) to run a newsletter. It is very time consuming to manually add and remove subscribers from your list. You also run the risk of being shut down by your webhost if you send to many emails at once.

I recommend you use an autoreponder service like aweber right from the start. You will be able to create signup forms for your website. Adding and removing of subscribers is done automatically, and you can schedule messages to go out at a certain date and time.

You can use the actual autoresponder feature to your advantage by creating a series of newsletters that are not time sensitive. Each new subscriber will receive the newsletter editions you have written in sequence starting with message 1. All you have to do is add a new message each week, or month. Of course you can also send time sensitive messages – like a holiday promotion – to your entire list right away.

To encourage visitors to your site to subscribe to the newsletter, add a signup form on each page of your site. It also helps to offer them something free for subscribing. Create a report, or even an ebook related to the topic of your newsletter and use the autoreponder feature to automatically send it to them when they sign up.

Try to stay in touch with your subscriber list at least once per month; preferably twice per month or even weekly. You could see the first sales coming in within a few weeks. I encourage you to give it a try. Newsletters are one of the most powerful affiliate tools and they are easy to implement.

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Create A Free Ecourse

Free ecourses are a win-win situation for both you and your visitors. The ecourse is a great way to capture your visitors’ email address and provide them with content that they were looking for while also offering your affiliate products repeatedly.

Your visitors will appreciate receiving the information they were looking for in their inbox every few days.

An ecourse is generally a series of 5 to 7 related articles on a particular topic that you load into your autoresponder. You will be able to incorporate one or more affiliate products in each lesson of the ecourse, while providing your reader with great information.

I like to use an ecouse to promote one particular affiliate product throughout the entire ecourse. These are usually products that pay me a decent commission per sale. They also tend to be pricier items that the customer may not want to buy on a whim from a stranger. The ecourse allows me to show my readers that I know what I am talking about and gives me a chance to gain their trust by establishing myself as an expert in the field that the ecourse covers.

Of course you can also promote several related affiliate products, in your ecourse. Each of them could provide a solution for a problem that you are addressing in your ecourse.

Determine what topic or related topics you want to cover in your ecourse. Start by writing an introduction article that gives your subscriber an idea of the overall topic and what you will be covering over the next few days. Next you launch into your actual lessons, or articles and finish your ecourse with a quick recap and some information on where they go from here. This could involve recommending additional resource books, products or sites (which will of course pay you a commission if they buy) or offering them more great information on your own website.

Once you have your content ready, load the individual lessons in your favorite autoresponder ( like aweber.com) and add a signup box to your site. Or to be even more effective, create a separate landing page for the ecourse that highlights the benefits of the course and what the reader will learn. You can get subscribers by linking from your main page to the landing page, writing articles that use the link to the ecourse sign-up page in your byline, or by purchasing ppc or other advertisements.

Watch your affiliate income grow with every ecourse you create and with every new subscriber that joins your ecourse. The beauty of creating ecourses is that you do the work once, and your ecourse will continue promoting your affiliate products for as long as you allow people to sign up. Gotta love passive income.

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