by: Tony Thomas
There are certain ways of doing anything. When it comes to affiliate marketing in particular, you can choose to do it half-heartedly or you can go all-out and do it right. Work your affiliate programs by slamming a ton of banners on a page and waiting for the money to roll in is both a waste of your time and a disservice to the affiliate program owner you’re working for. You may as well not even do it.
Work your affiliate programs like they actually mean something to you and your business; with all your knowledge and effort, and you’re going to be on the road to collecting a good deal of commissions. Just like anything, there are ways of doing things that are going to prove to your web site or blog visitors that you are an expert at what you’re taking about. Use your expertise about the product you’re promoting and speak to them as a friend. After all, PRE-Selling a product is nothing more than being able to articulate how wonderful something is to someone else, as one trusted friend to another. It’s not a hard thing to learn, but is a skill you must master that is not being taught as widely as it needs to be. People want to be able to trust others. Cynicism runs rampant in the Internet marketing world. There are far too many scammers out there making us good guys look bad. You primary job is to be that one voice crying out in the wilderness that changes that cynicism to trust. It’s about being real and not a salesman. People can smell a salesman a mile away and they stink.
Here are 5 ways to work your affiliate marketing programs as an expert:
1. PRE-Sell – Find your own voice. Don’t write like everyone else. You do not want to come off as just another carbon-copy salesman. You need to convey to your visitors that you care about them (it helps if you do). You need to have a passion to truly help other people. That can be understood in how you write. Sincerity is a trait sorely lacking in Internet marketing. You need to learn the mandatory skill of writing to PRE-Sell. Your job is to PRE-Sell the product and it is the job of the stores’ landing pages to close the sale. Tell your visitors of your experiences and share stories. People appreciate being spoken to as an old friend sitting around the dining room table with a cup of coffee. Which lead to….
2. Have Product Experience – Whenever possible, own the product or work with the service you’re promoting. This allows you to speak as that expert with first-hand experience. Your passion for that fantastic product will shine through. You want your readers to get as excited as your are about the product. You’re not going to want to promote something that isn’t any good, no matter how high the commissions, right? Um….right?? This can only come by owner the product yourself. Plus, you’ll wind up with something really cool!
3. Follow Your Niche – If you’re web site or blog that has to do with cellular phones, don’t join and promote an affiliate program for riding lawnmowers. You are not going to get your most wanted response that way, which is the click. Keep your subject matter and your affiliate programs in line with one another.
4. Deep Link – Let’s use the cell phone scenario and say that you’ve got a page or a blog entry about the Apple iPhone and you have an affiliate association with a large on-line cell phone store. When you’re figuring out which of their affiliate text links, banners or other creative to use, make sure you are able to deep link to the page or pages about Apple iPhones. You want to put your potential customer where they want to be. Don’t just link to the cell phone stores home page. That is like leading them out into the woods and then dumping them. Don’t make them search for that Apple iPhone information, lead them directly to it via your deep-linking affiliate link. That way will convert much better for you.
5. Work with The Affiliate Program Owners – They want to sell their products as much as you do. Even more. Don’t be afraid to contact them and voice your concerns, opinions and needs. Any affiliate program that is worth promoting will welcome your input. They will want to work with you. You’ll be able to tell who is worth working with and who is not. Do they have a large selection of creative to use? Do they offer attractive commission payouts (I tend not to take anything that pays out 2% of a sale or less) and long-term cookies? Do they allow deep linking with a bunch of pages to choose from? Is their affiliate program control center attractive and easy to use? Do they keep you informed via email about upcoming promotions and ways to help you make better conversions? If all that is being done, you should be working with them as best you can. They are obviously putting their best foot forward for you and their customers. If not, drop them and move on. They should always be there to help you in any way they can.
There you have it. Those are a few of the ways to work an affiliate program for all it’s worth. If you want the money (a no-brainer), learn all you can, work hard, work smart and don’t give up. Your failure or success is entirely dependent on you. Here’s to your success!
Tony Thomas owns http://www.romantic-oregon-coast.com and http://small-biz-blog.net).
He has been very successful with affiliate conversions by learning the skill of web writing to PRE-Sell. You can, too. Download the free book, “Make Your Content PRE-Sell” and other great materials from his own private stash at http://www.affiliate-marketing-service.com/free-ebooks-and-more.htm
by: Frank Breinling
Before you even begin setting up a money making website you need to ascertain you know the market. It’s important to know whether the products or services you are considering will be profitablemore importantly you need to know whether you will be able to create a website that will generate profits for that line of products or services. It’s easy enough to think you can create a profitable website, but it is another thing to actually do it. Do not assume because everyone is capable of becoming successful with the same idea or you are setting yourself up for failure.
One of the worst mistakes people make when they are attempting to start a home based business or become part of a networking scheme is thinking the world is their market. While it is true the global community has opened many different opportunities, that doesn’t mean everyone in the world is going to be interested in what you have to offer. You still need to identify your target audience in order to know not only whether you have something that will be of interest to web surfers but also to define where you want to direct your marketing efforts.
You also need to know your potential sales volume for what you plan to sell whether it’s products, services or a combination of both. Even if you are involved in network or affiliate marketing you are selling something: a program that will hopefully provide prospects with a better lifestyle and financial future. Everything you do involves sales of some kind, so if you want to create a profitable money making website you must take the time to conduct some research and determine your sales potential throughout the global marketplace.
If this is your first attempt with a money making website you need to make sure you develop some expertise before you begin setting up your website. While you could do this during the process it’s not a good idea; if you develop the expertise first you will be in a better position to know what you need to do as soon as your website goes live. You don’t want to take time to learn how to make money with your website when you should be promoting it and working to create more visitors and thus generate sales. Do your homework before you attempt to work on the project.
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by: Bryan Wong
Most of you might wonder what is wrong with your affiliate website. You really wonder why you still cannot earn any money from home. You’ve spend hours and hours tweaking it, adding new products, adding new reviews, comparing between products and the list goes on and on. Yet, nothing seems to bear fruit and you are on the brink of giving up.
There is a saying that there is only one thing you need to do to ensure success from your website. Fix this and you will see sales after sales coming from your product or your affiliate products. So what exactly sets you apart from the top 1% of all internet marketers online?
Its creating an email follow up system.
What you need to do is to remind your visitors about your products again. Most of the time, people who visit your website have a specific interest in a product, or they already have what they want in mind. Chances are they are really interested in getting your product but they would like to look for other options before making their decision. They could have many other reasons. They might be too busy or forgot about it. And your job is to remind them!
In fact every single product you are promoting or selling should have a good follow up system to remind them exactly what they have “missed” or forget. Remember, people visit your website for a reason. You might already have good traffic coming in with an average conversion to sales rate of about 5/100. And what if about half of all those “missed” visitors could have been translated into sales? You don’t need me to tell you how much that difference could make.
A good follow up system also helps automates your business. Yes, there are 24 hours in a day but of course you don’t have all the time in the world for your home business. You need to have a system to help automate them. Basically having a well written follow up system is like having a mini sales person doing the job for you everyday throughout the year.
Most of the top internet marketers have a list of subscribers and they always start from their list. Every one of their site has an opt in page to allow subscribers or visitors to put in their details. This is the first step in following up with your prospects. Why do they do it? Because the system works and without a doubt having a good follow up system works and it sells. So work on your follow up emails. Tweak them, make it personal as if you are having a face to face conversation.
To Your Success,
Bryan Wong YH
Bryan Wong is the owner of Earn Money From Home – Home Business Opportunities.
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by: Jake Olvido
*The succeeding article is about Marketing Self Published Books, Online Marketing Promotion, Book Marketing Strategies, and many other useful tips about online book marketing.
As a self-published author, you can generate considerable sales returns for your book by resorting to issuing well-written press release campaigns. If your book, regardless of genre, has a newsworthy quality worth posting in various online media organizations, newswire and press-release services websites, then a press release campaign is the right and cost-efficient option to promote your book.
When you finish writing a book, the marketing aspect is similar to a new product offer or launching a new service, with the specific target market still to be informed and identified. Needless to say, publicity plays a crucial role in book marketing, considering that it is the deliberate attempt to manage the public’s perception of your books subject.
Just think of the numerous benefits of a well-planned press release campaign:
A press release campaign can create a new marketing source for the book campaign. As a new author, you always think of connecting to your ideal demographic market, and a press release campaign can help you in opening and connecting with new book readers and fans online. Believe this: Potential readers and buyers of your book can be found easily over the Internet, with just the right, catchy titling and interesting wording of your press release draft copy.
A press release campaign can create an additional marketing source for the book campaign. Sounds redundant? Think again. As a self published author, you are always thinking of adding or increasing your book marketing access channels, if you have already earlier resorted to other book marketing methods, regardless of the sales results. This basically means a promising marketing diversification for your book publicity efforts, broadening your base options to reach a wider market scope accordingly. A press release campaign is just a helpful alternative to this precise need.
A press release campaign is easy and convenient. By all means, its easily done: you can send your press release copy thru telefax, email, or even snail mail. And you can be selective enough to discover which online newswire groups or PR websites will post your press release for a discounted fee or entirely for free. If youre a good online researcher to actually find such free online media sites, then youre a shrewd book marketer indeed! Now, compare what you have just achieved with other book marketing options. See how beneficial it is?
A press release campaign draws public interest and discussion of your book. Having it posted online would mean that the author is willing to invite public discussion on his book, since it helps the reader formulate or arrive at a more analytical opinion of a news topic of general public interest, and even cynical or negative readers will be impressed by your book, thereby bolstering your credibility. Getting the online reading public to be interested and generate a lively discussion of your books contents could spur further discussions, thus enhancing your books reputation, which could prove to the start of the so-called word-of-mouth phenomenon for increased book sales!
A press release campaign can enhance your reputation as an author. If you are writing an analysis book or have a unique fiction writing-style, a timely-issued press release can enhance your reputation as an author on how well you discuss your perspectives or present the plot lines to your story.
A press release campaign increases the chances of a well-deserved book review. Posting an article about your book online or sending it to reputable media targets via fax increases the chances of a critical review on the substantial merits of your book, and a critical praise will bring you nationaleven internationalacclaim.
A press release campaign is long-lasting. Some online PR websites and newswire companies do have archived files or archival options for your books PR title and text to be stored on online databases for future research purposes or relevant book subject queries. This is like posting your PR copy to a local newspaper, and it runs continuously for months without fail, but at a lesser or no cost at all.
A press release campaign can be posted on a demographic-specific or geographic-specific site. You can choose which PR websites and media targets to send your media releases, including those found in your home state, or even those which specialize on a specific genre or geographic distribution (if your book is of geographic interest), aside from local or international news lines of your preference.
However, please do observe the following cautions on the limitations of a media release campaign: Please take note that your media release submissions are still subject for approval according to the respective publication and posting standards set and implemented by each PR newswire services. Also, some of these online PR newswires will still request for a complimentary copy of your book before posting your media release; please consider if you are willing to accommodate such free handouts, your limits Please consider also the media rights, publication schedule, and personal info requirements of some PR websites before you decide on sending your media release copy.
Jake Olvido is a Marketing Officer with BookWhirl.com, a leading provider of book marketing services. He handles all marketing aspects as well as the companys public relations with the help of a professional marketing staff. You can contact Jake Olvido by calling 1 (877) 207-1679 extension 214 or e-mail him at JOlvido@BookWhirl.com.
by: Silas Reed
Marketing is a very lucrative field and there are many young people who are taking a liking to business and marketing from a very young age itself. These days, you will even find these subjects at the school level because people are trying to prepare themselves from the earliest ages possible to be good at their game.
The main dream of many young people is to have a good marketing job abroad. This is because of a number of reasons; the pay is excellent and they will get to experience better work and environment of living.
International marketing jobs are not easy to get and you need to work within your country for some amount of time so as to gather work experience. If you work in a multinational that deals in marketing, then it can improve your chances of going abroad and working in the future. All you have to do is prove your mettle by showing the company how focused you are.
You have to come up with new and new marketing strategies because that is what keeps the sales going and helps it stay high. No company will remain with workers and employees that are not helping it move forward.
International marketing work is also a little tougher than working at the national level because here, one would be handling work and deals from many different regions and parts of the world and not just within the country. Thus, you will have to have much more focus and concentration if you want to get into this kind of a field.
Sales in business are quite interesting, and so is marketing. You have to constantly be on the lookout for new and fresh ideas so that your company remains within the hearts of the people because ultimately it is your customers that will help the sales rise.
International marketing employment rates have also gone up quite a bit in the last few years because the competition in the field is also increasing with each passing day. There is no time for stopping to rest and thus everyone is fighting for the employment in international marketing.
The level of commitment also keeps on increasing as companies try and make the best and optimum use of all their resources and strategies. If one fails, then there has to be another one to take its place and make the most amounts of profits with. Thus, if you are considering going into the field then it is a very good option and at least one thing you can be sure of; meeting many new likeminded people, and gaining a great amount of experience that can take you ahead in your future endeavors.
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by: Eva Judge
In addition to prepping one’s home for placement on the real estate market, there are two other important decisions that homeowners must make. They must select the real estate agent that will be right for them, and they must also determine the sale price of their home. Both of these factors can significantly impact the sale of the home. There are several things that homeowners will want to take info consideration when making these determinations. It is essential that they choose an agent that will be best suited to their needs. Furthermore, they will need to determine a price that will be appropriate for market conditions while still earning them money. The following tips will help them ensure they make the best decisions possible in regard to agents and sales price.
Selecting an Agent -
Homeowners are advised to select a local agent familiar with the area in which the home is located. A local agent will be knowledgeable of local market conditions and how this may affect pricing. An experienced agent will be able to conduct a current market analysis to help homeowners better understand the state of the real estate market and what it means to them. Personalised marketing plans can be developed by the agents based on the property. Homeowners should discuss with the real estate agent their ideas for making the property more attractive to potential buyers. Agents can advise them on improvements that will enhance the value and aesthetic appeal of the property. Utilizing the services of a local agent can make the conveyancing process easier and more satisfactory for the homeowner.
Determining the Property’s Sale Price -
Real estate agents will use a systematic approach to determining the market value of the home. Using information such as prices of homes that have recently sold, prices of homes currently for sale, and buyer’s expectations, real estate agents can set home prices at levels appropriate for market conditions. Homeowners should be more concerned with getting the best price for their property rather than trying to determine how much they can get for their home. This will be a crucial question that they will want to address with their agent. Based on the market, the best price for the property may not always be what is expected. An agent experienced in conveyancing can help homeowners set a price that the homeowner feels is fair and reasonable and one that will help the property move quickly.
Whether finding an agent or setting a sale price, Charter Conveyancing http://www.charterconveyancing.com can offer high-quality, professional conveyancing Brisbane and conveyancing QLD services.
by: Shushmul Maheshwari
The rapidly growing GPS market has been fueling the growth of the GPS-enabled handset market worldwide. Chipset manufacturers are equipped with solutions that enable the integration of GPS in handsets at low cost and provide significant improvements in terms of accuracy, time-to-first-fix, and reception in indoor environment. According to our latest research report, World GPS Market Forecast to 2013, sales of GPS-enabled mobile phones are forecast to grow at a CAGR of more than 20% during 2009-2013.
Although the world will see a single digit growth in GPS-enabled mobile phone sales during 2009, we foresee full recovery starting from 2010 onwards. In order to gain better insight of the market, we have done extensive research to identify the current and future GPS market trends on the regional level. Analysis has been done on the major geographic markets such as the Americas, Europe and Asian-Pacific countries. Our report identifies that among all the regions, the future growth in GPS-enabled mobile phone market will be driven by the APAC region. The research also highlights the reasons that will make APAC a dominant player in the GPS-enabled handsets shipment by 2013.
Moving ahead, our research also classifies the countries which will drive growth in the regions GPS-enabled mobile phone market. For instance, the research anticipates the GPS-enabled handset market in China to grow at a whopping rate, well above the industry standard. The factors which will drive the future market growth have been thoroughly analyzed in the report and the numbers for the future market have been estimated.
We have tried to offer a comprehensive review of the global GPS market through this report. Thorough evaluation of the current industry trends and developments vital for the success of the overall GPS market has been done. Besides this, the report also analyzes the end-user applications, including In-vehicle Navigation, Survey/Mapping, Machine Control and others. It also covers opportunities that remain untapped for various vertical segments in the market, such as new advanced access devices, chipset availability and PND market.
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by: Andy West
Every business out there is competing hard with others offering like products or services, thanks to the way the world has opened up and provided consumers with access to many different resources. Thanks to the pay-per-click marketing strategy found across the internet, someone requiring a service in Canada can easily hire a business in Florida or a product manufactured in Colorado can reach an end user in Australia. This is great, because the opportunities for higher sales and income are vast, compared to previous decades where your business was only locally known or only popular in the surrounding cities.
Stiff competition, however, has also meant that anyone with a business needs to promote and market their company effectively, encouraging and enticing surfers to visit their site and hopefully purchase their product or service. Having a pay-per-click marketing strategy to make sure your website gets seen and receives plenty of hits is integral to your business’s success, because if you’re not receiving traffic to your site, you’ve got a seriously struggling venture on your hands.
There are plenty of ways to boost sales and promote your website these days. Information is the current trend in tempting surfers to click links and reach your site. Articles posted on your website that teach people something new or give them pertinent information are helpful to draw in clientele. Press releases can also be effective to bringing attention to your business or company. Thanks to the way that individuals quickly turn to computers and the internet for their information, the written word and fundamental text has become the strongest venue to drawing in business.
Pay-per-click or PPC advertising is another growing method of boosting hits to your website. This principle of marketing is a venture of cooperation between websites, as you ask other sites to display a link for your website. When individuals are attracted to an ad displayed on a website, they click to follow the link through to your business portal. The company advertising your link receives income that you supply. In effect, this pay-per-click marketing strategy is paying someone to promote your company.
For someone adept with computers and having great interpersonal and negotiation skills, pay-per-click can be set up by an individual. Most people, however, don’t have the know-how or the time to work through the steps needed to set up this type of advertising. The best thing to do is to hire a PPC consulting firm that has all the resources and networking skills to build an effective promotion program. Not only that, hiring a pay-per-click consulting firm means that you don’t have to worry about links on dead sites, maintenance or creating a catchy advertisement.
Companies devoted to PPC consulting will work with you to develop a strong pay-per-click marketing strategy to know what product or service you’re trying to sell. From there, they’ll define your market target and develop surveys to help with the set-up of the promotion program. Once they’ve achieved result from these surveys, pay-per-click consulting firms will create advertisement that reaches the people you want it to and test the results. Revisions are sure to come into play, and businesses geared to pay-per-click consulting will compare their marketing against solid results. Considering the amount of work involved in this type of promotion, you certainly don’t want to go less than the full distance by trying to set up pay-per-click advertising yourself.
Reputable consulting firms that specialize in creating a pay-per-click marketing strategy for businesses are ones that are geared to website promotion. Every type of industry has experienced and skilled experts and the common jack-of-all-trades individual won’t be able to pull off such an intensive networking to boost your sales. If you’re serious about a successful business, you should hire companies that provide exactly what you need and you’ll soon be able to see that the cost of their time and efforts pays for itself over and over again as your sales increase.
Andy West is a freelance writer for Vertical Measures. Vertical Measures is an Internet Marketing Company that offers quality pay-per-click consulting for your business. For more information, please visit http://www.verticalmeasures.com/pay-per-click-consulting.html.