Secrets From Top Affiliate MarketersLuanna Rodham
July 9, 2009 — 1,286 views
So, you're thinking about affiliate marketing. Is it right for you and your business? What do you know about affiliate marketers? How do you find products to sell? Look no further. This article answers all of your questions.
"Affiliate Marketing is one of the fastest and easiest ways to start making money online," says Kenth Nasstrom affiliate marketing expert. "But, just because it's one of the fastest and easiest ways, doesn't mean its something that can be done without knowledge and training. Get an edge over your competitors by learning the basics first and then taking action."
Kenth goes onto say, "Learn about places where you can find products to sell, how to select them and other much needed knowledge. Study affiliate marketers already making money, how they do things, how they promote products, where they do it and what tools and resources they use. This knowledge will ultimately save you time and money and make your life much easier when you go live!" Affiliate Marketing Training - Get Started with Affiliate Marketing the Smart way
What does it take to become a successful affiliate marketer? Bruce Galle, Domain Expert, offers this advice "Being a successful affiliate marketer requires a number of things. The first and most important is to be able to offer a service or product off a related domain name.
"For example, if you were to sign up with a credit repair affiliate program, you would not be successful offering from a domain such as BathAndBodyGift.com but rather would greatly increase your chances with a domain such as CreditRepairInfo.com. The next item is a reliable web host even if you do not know HTML, there are many point and click web hosts that make it simple to create your own website in minutes." Discount Domain Names and Web Hosting
You've taken into account the tips above. Now, how do you market an affiliate program? Terri Zwierzynski, self employment expert, suggests that you Market affiliate programs like you would your own. Terri says, "A subscriber or visitor to your site isn't going to plunk down a chunk of change on a program you recommend just because you say so! Help prospective buyers get to know the person and expertise behind the program.
"One way is to share articles written by the affiliate program owner. You can put them on your website; include them in your newsletter; and/or post them on your blog. At the bottom of the article, in the bio/resource box, use your affiliate link where you would normally put a link to their website (a redirect works well for this, it's not so awkward-looking). Over a period of time, folks will figure out that this person knows what they are talking about, and take that next step to purchase."
Affiliate marketing can give a financial boost to your business. Just like any new venture, prepare well first, then sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labor.
Luanna is a Virtual Assistant and Staff Editor for IdeaMarketers. She helps small business owners save their precious time by taking care of the basic needs they have to keep their businesses up and running.
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