Friday, September 7, 2012

Affiliate Marketing 101


Affiliate marketing programs are a great way to get income for your website, and a great introduction to e-commerce. The more people that drop by your website, the great your chance will be at creating an excellent income.

Affiliate marketing programs are where a company offers to pay you a set amount for either a click through from your website, or a set amount for visitors signing up, or even a percentage of a purchase made by visitors as a result of being referred from your website.


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Even if visitors don't make a purchase immediately, almost all programs offer cookie duration, normally consisting of 30 - 90 days.  What this means, is that as long as the visitors have the cookie in their cache, you'll still recieve a profit from the sale.  

The biggest amount of time in maintaining your site will be searching and implementing affiliations with various companies.  Even though there's a lot of money in affiliate marketing, you have to take the time to search for the best programs.

One thing that you may not be happy with, is the idea of other companies banners littering your website.  If you use too many banners or links on any web page, it can confuse and help to irritate your visitors.  More than one animated element on a web page can be very distracting as well.

Affiliate tracking can also be a problem.  Once you have applied to become an affiliate for a 
company, they'll usually supply you with a personalized link or code.  It's very important 
that you implement this code into your page correctly, or you may be sending visitors to the
company without recieving any profit.

A majority of snippets in the code will contain a unique user ID, which the company uses to 
distinguish which site sent traffic.  


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Monday, September 3, 2012

How to build your list for free

(Note : I`m still on articles about list building with this post as we all are quite aware that the main reason for most of us faiI in our internet marketing program is this......)

We all know very well the importance of a list in order to make money online. But understandably, many marketers have the problem of lack of budget. So how does one build a list for free?  Here’s several great techniques for getting your money making list set up on a shoe string budget (or FOC).

Draw free traffic. The basis of building a free list is to draw traffic without any cost. This can be done by article submission or article directories such as Ezinearticles and putting a link in the resource box of your article which leads to your landing page. 






Do an ad swap exchange. If you have a list already and have contacts with several marketers in the same niche, you can offer to do an email swap with them, promoting each other’s landing page to your respective subscribers. That way, you both can benefit from extra leads and grow your list fast.

Join giveaway events. Giveaway events are great places to build your list fast. What you do is sign up for a free account and submit your gift to the website. Then, all the contributors will actively promote the launch and you will benefit from having built a list from free from all the visitors that come to the event. Make sure you actively promote the event as well because the list can only grow from the collective effort from all marketers.

Finally, consider being an active contributor in niche forums. Forums are great places to meet your target market and show that you can provide good value to others. Once you’ve established yourself as an expert in your niche, you can provide contact details of your business to anyone who wishes to find out more about your products or even link them to your landing page to build your own list.

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Saturday, September 1, 2012

An overview of list building – Why and How

List building is an integral component of any online business. Your list is essentially your contact base. The problem with websites is that visitors come and go. Hence, they will easily forget about your website and all the good content that you provide.

One way to tackle this is to “capture” your reader’s contact information in the form of name and email. This is also known as List building. Your subscribers contact information is collected through an email auto responder. You can get one of these from services such as Aweber.com and Getresponse.com These services allow you to build Opt in forms to collect subscriber information.

You can collect subscriber information by offering readers “bribes” of interest, usually in a form of an e-book or email course. This bribe will ultimately depend on what niche you are in. For example, if you are selling dog training products, a free gift to collect subscribers would be an e-book teaching 7 dog training tips for dog toilet training.

Once you have gotten the code for your opt in box, you’ll have to set up your opt in page. This is also known as landing page or squeeze page. This page typically consists of a headline, subheadline, benefits, image of your free gift and an opt in box.

Once you’ve got all these components set up, the final task would be to draw tons of traffic to your landing page. You could either use free traffic methods such as article submission or advertise on Google or Facebook. Once you’ve started building a huge list, you can provide valuable content of interest and eventually monetize from your list.
The key to getting subscribers fast is drawing tons of traffic and testing and tweaking your landing page. Also, content is really important if you wish to make profits from your list.



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