Affiliate Marketing Tips II

Continuing this series of helpful koans of affiliate marketing tips, I offer these for your consideration.

These affiliate marketing tips are meant as guides to assist you in planning your promotions and content to realize the best return on your efforts. These will also make your audience engagement better which always leads to more sales and success.

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Tip #6: Put your squeeze page url on your business card. — Instead of just putting a plain email contact and website URL on your business card, also provide a link where people can download a free report. This allows your potential customers to get to know you before they speak with you on the phone.

How is this important? This gives potential clients the ability to know what you can do for them. By allowing them to download your free report, you give them the chance to see how you can solve their problems.

Tip #7: Create a “Free Resources” tab on your blog. — This allows you to provide free resources with your affiliate link embedded on each affiliate product you want to recommend to your audience.

Tip #8: Utilize relevant PLR products as special bonuses when you recommend affiliate products. — Consider NOT including PLR rights or Master Resale Rights on the bonuses you give away as part of your bonuses. This will help you to maintain the value of each product you are giving away to your audience.

Tip #9: Use Surveys as a way to find out what your audience wants from you. — Ask your audience what three challenges they face in their business or niche. This way you can know the types of articles, information, and affiliate products you should offer to your audience.

Tip #10: Add One or Two Extra Bonuses on Each Product You Release. — You should always be different than other marketers. By adding one or two extra bonuses, your product offers will stand out compared to other products. Power Tip: You can always utilize PLR products as a way to provide bonuses to your audience.

Affiliate Marketing Tips

There are many helpful little koans of wisdom that can drastically shorten your path to profitability when you start affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing tips if you will. You would be surprised how many will fall into the (I wish I had done that when I first started out) category!

Anyway… I’ll be posting them under this category so check it out from time to time as I will post new ones often.

  Affiliate Marketing Tips

 5 Affiliate Marketing Tips:

Tip #1: Always use one domain name to sell  your affiliate offers.
— This allows you to brand your domain name for different purpose in the future.
In addition, it will look much better when you show your audience a referral link
such as: http://yourdomain.com/recommend/hosting.

Tip #2: Brand Your Main Domain Name. — Branding is basically building
a trust level within both your customer base and the online community you are working
within. It can start with believing in your products. You will see this reflected in higher
sales conversions for your product offer. So with branding in mind, think about an appropriate
domain name for your business. Take your time and consider how you can create
mass appeal for your business.

Tip #3: Learn to use a signature file for all of your outgoing email. — Fancy term for a P.S…
something like… “P.S. Did you download your free report? If not, get it here:
{Your Squeeze Page URL}”.

Tip #4: Link One Product to Another On Download Page or Thank You Page
— This is very important, especially if you are utilizing one domain name for all.
For me personally, the best way to show your other products would be on the
download page. Sales will rise as you indirectly make related offers to your existing buyers.

Tip #5: Always try to get the .com extension for your main domain name. — This is
very important. So, if you decide to brand your domain name, always get one that
starts with .com extension.

Learn Ad Techniques From Your Purchases

Confession here… I have been on a buying spree the last month and that is not necessarily a bad thing. I’ve always been a die hard software junky and automation nut and there have been some great software products coming out lately. And these purchases are also a great way to learn ad techniques. So I took the plunge and purchased several. Among these purchases were some affiliate marketing strategies, most noteworthy one in particular really stood out – 8 Minute Profits.

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If you are looking to add a new, effective list building and affiliate marketing strategy, this is definitely one to get.

  • It is a real ah-ha moment. You will wonder why you didn’t think of it yourself if you have been doing this for awhile.
  • Extremely well laid out training. He tells you what to do and where to do it. It is a simple strategy and you can literally have it up and running today.
  • All you need is an offer and your autoresponder.
  • It is cheap.

I cannot brag on this one enough… It is just a superb idea, and easy to set into motion. Get it.  You won’t be sorry with this one.

 

And that brings me to my main point in this article. When you make purchases, use them to learn ad techniques. From the way the lead capture is set up to the product delivery page, you can learn a lot about how to build an ad campaign for yourself.

Here is a list of things in the ad to consider as you make an affiliate marketing product purchase.

  • Colors and text formatting – keeping both consistent throughout your pages will improve response.
  • How the lead capture is preformed – is it the first step on a dedicated page, or a pop up on the main sales page, etc.
  • If you are buying through an affiliate – did she/he direct you to a bonus/presell page first? Power Tip: Do this, this gives you a chance to add a potential buyer to your list.
  • Study the lay out of the main sales page – note where the different elements are located. Bullet lists, videos, testimonies, buy buttons, all of these can have an impact on the effectiveness of your ad campaign.
  • Take a look at the entire sales funnel – even if you are only buying the main product, and take a close look at the one time offers, upsells and downsells and see how it is all put together. Power Tip: If you are on a OTO page (one time offer) and you get to the bottom link that says “no thanks, I don’t want this. Take me to my purchase.” Right click the link and select open in a new tab and you may get a discounted price for the OTO – a downsell.
  • Draw the funnel out as you go through it, this will give you a visual reference to go back to as you learn ad techniques you wish to include in your own campaigns.

Learn and earn!

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So Let’s Start Affiliate Marketing Today

Let me just say before we start – you can do this. It may seem confusing if you are totally new to online marketing, but that is just because it is new.

There are three simple strategies you need to focus on.

  1. Find affiliate products.

  2. Send targeted traffic.

  3. Make affiliate cash on the run.

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Let’s break it down a little further.

Step #1: Choosing a profitable niche.

People bog down on this being the first step. Do not let this be a stumbling block. All it means is you need to narrow your focus so that when you start on the following steps you have an actionable direction. By way of example – this blog in in the online marketing niche > digital products > affiliate marketing > how to be an affiliate marketer.

It could be anything, online marketing > digital products > pets > dogs > dog training  –  This now gives you some idea on how to proceed with the next step.

  • Considerations:
    1. Do a little checking to make sure it is a profitable niche.
    2. Going with a niche you have a real interest in always makes things easier, just make sure the first consideration holds. Snail breeding may be a passion of yours, it may be somewhat difficult to make money from it however.
    3. Don’t let this slow you down. Don’t feel you know enough to determine this? Fine, pick online marketing – always money there, and you can follow along easier and let’s get you to making money with affiliate products.

Step #2: Website set-up.

Don’t skip this. Yes, you can market online without one, but you need to be better at marketing in general. Having your own online real estate will make things so much easier. Even a free Blogger blog or free WordPress blog is better than nothing, but be careful to stay within the rules.

Power Tip: Use the Blogger platform and concentrate on good content….Google loves their own blogs!

Still, if you can, get your own domain name and hosting to start. Then there are no rules, and this will make so many things easier. As in having a place to host your advertising images, that’s just one example by the way.

As a great low cost hosting solution, c-panel based (which you very much want), with great support try HostGatorthat link will get you a 1 penny first month.

You will also be able to get your domain name there. Or you can get the domain name at GoDaddy, the giant in the industry and they make the domain search process much easier. You can also get professional hosting there.

You must get an autoresponder. The solutions for this are legion so I am going to suggest two possibilities that I use. The first is a total package that can be a primary business for you – get autoresponder, hosting, domain in one fell swoop and have a total business to promote that has full support and marketing training/tools, GVO. The second is a low cost solution: European Safelist – take the Pro upgrade and you will have an easy to use autoresponder for around 10 bucks a month.

Step #3: Choosing the right affiliate products.

This is easier than you might think. Go to the big dog in affiliate marketing marketplaces: Clickbank.comLook for what they call high gravity products within your chosen niche.

Step #4: Follow-up messages

This will be the messages you load into your autoresponder to help automate the marketing process to those folks that have signed up to your burgeoning list! Way to much information to cover effectively cover in a short blog post – Here is a very low cost tutorial that will more than get you started with your list building efforts: List Building Fire

Step #5: Drive targeted traffic to your squeeze page.

Another topic too complex to describe in a sound bite. Here’s a free 3 volume set that will give you an excellent grounding in what you need to do in order to get eyes on your offers/squeeze pages: http://funnel.startaffiliatemarketing.org/

Step #6: Sell affiliate products.

And start making online income – you will if do the work.

Step #7: Build a relationship with your audience.

This is the way you keep people interested in your offers that have opted in to you mailing list. This is very important to your long term success.

I will flesh out this topic more in future posts

Affiliate Marketing will work for you if you do the work! This is the lowest cost way to start your own business and can easily give you the means to an independent income online. Good luck and leave any questions you have in the comment section. I will respond!