Monday, August 14, 2006

Make $10000000000000000000…..with Affiliate Marketing

Multiply Your Sales Through Affiliate Programs

What could be better than exceeding your personal sales goals for a given
month or year? How about doubling, tripling or even more of you sales
goal for the month? This is exactly what affiliates can do for you. The
amount of growth potential through affiliates is unlimited; the more
affiliates you have the more money you can make, after all, if Sam Walton
tried to run every Wal-Mart store, he obviously wouldn’t be very
successful. You must realize that for maximum growth you cannot do it
alone. Think of the success of companies such as Avon or Home Interiors.
Their success is based on two things; a great product and excellent
affiliate programs.

To attract affiliates to your company you should make it worth their
time. Offering one percent of sales, is not an attractive offer, the
higher the commission that you are able to offer your affiliates the more
affiliates will be tempted to join your team. You should also provide
your affiliates with the tools that they will need to successfully market
your product such as banner ads, articles, and anything else that will
help them to better market the product. You should provide the affiliates
with updated product information through newsletters, new promotional
campaigns and other things to motivate and inform the affiliates.

You can choose to run your affiliate program in a few different ways,
both of which are beneficial to your business. A one-tier affiliate
program allows you to generally offer a larger commission and pays on one
level. The affiliate will receive a predetermined amount for each sale.
Using a two-tier affiliate program, affiliates are paid on two different
levels. This is done by allowing the affiliates to recruit others to sell
under them. In this situation, the top level affiliate would receive a
slightly larger commission than the recruit or second level affiliate.
For example if the top level seller makes 20% of the sale, then she/he
would make 15% giving the second level affiliate the 5%.

Setting up the affiliate program can also be done in two different ways.
One way is to do it yourself through an affiliate tracking software. This
software will provide you with a way to track affiliate sales as well as
allow the affiliates to view their progress. The downside to this option
is that you are responsible for making payments. You can also choose to
hire an affiliate tracking company to do all the work for you. These
companies will allow the use of credit cards and completely run the
affiliate program from billing customers, paying affiliates, and also pay
you. This is a great option for the busy business owner or the beginning
business owner and it is affordable as most affiliate tracking companies
charge a small one time fee. However you choose to run your affiliate
program it is sure to increase profits for your business.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Direct Talk On Producing Affiliate Sales

Get The Maximum From Your Squeeze Pages

Karl Stadler

Getting subscribers is definitely not finding sand in the Sahara. They
can sometimes be as scarce as chicken teeth although there are as many as
the sand in the Sahara.

So what are you doing to get your bucket full of sand?

There are millions of people surfing the net every day, all of the 24
hours of it. All you want is a little traffic to your site and to make
some sales. Maybe, like many others you are promoting affiliate products
and the sales are just dripping in.

If you are not using squeeze pages to get email addresses this will be
the first and last time you will hear anything from the visitor you sent
to the affiliate page. So you decide to use squeeze pages in an effort to
get more subscribers on your list. Every now and again you might see a
new subscriber but it just won’t catch that momentum that you have heard
so many others achieve. You fall back in your chair thinking, “Is this
how it will always be or might there be a silver lining at the top of the
cloud.” Well there is a huge silver lining at the top of the cloud and if
people are visiting your site, coming from PPC or generic traffic, and
they were interested in what they found there is no reason why they
should not subscribe if you ask them to.

Remember we get bucketfuls of junk mail every day which end up in the
deleted items faster than they had arrived.

What would make your visitor believe you are any different?

Answer these questions:

Are you any different?

How do you stand out?

Is your squeeze page merely just a catch area or does it actually solve a
problem the visitor might have?

Remember, solving the problem also means that he would need to buy a
product to do so, which of course is the product you are promoting.

A real good review on how a product solves a specific problem, especially
if you use it yourself, and a good and clear explanation of how it works
will make you to be an expert user of the product. Now that your visitor
sees you as a perceived expert, which you should be, means that you will
also have information that he would like to have or learn from. Here is
where you make your definitive offer to the visitor to actually give you
his details so you can follow-up with him.

Give him related information or tutorials on how to achieve his goals in
exchange for his email address. Then send useful information which he
will be able to use with and without the product.

If the product is an information book get the main points and divulge a
little of them but just enough not to give to much away, but enough to
raise the curiosity level to where he would be burning to know more.

This can be done in different ways very successfully without too much
work, just by some clever writing. In your follow up emails you need to
explain different methods and promote the product subtly. Do not bang it
in the visitors face all the time. Use tact and persuasion, remember if
he had not made the purchase by now but has opted in, it means there is
interest but he is not sure yet.

If you’re going to tell him at the beginning of every mail to buy the
product and become instantly filthy rich you are not going to make the
sale. You need to remind not bombard.

Build up a trust relationship with the subscriber and follow it up every
few days or whatever the subscription says with good solid information
and at the end of each email show how the product has helped you come to
that specific answer.

In the long run over seven to ten emails you would have imparted quite a
bit of knowledge onto the subscriber and proved in different ways how the
product works and how effective it is for you and can be for him. Only
when you have reached this stage should you ask for the sale more
directly.

If there is real interest you will make the sale and gain the most
important of all, a trusting customer.

Remember, you need to trust the product yourself otherwise you will have
a hard time selling it. Most of your sales will come from follow up
emails and not the first visit. Take some time and work out a good email
campaign that will be to the benefit of your subscriber, then launch your
squeeze page and fill your bucket with sand.

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To learn more about the setup of your squeeze pages and how to turn your
visitors into subscribers visit
http://www.yourenterprize.com/squeeze/spd.php

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10 New Year Resolutions for Affiliate Marketers in 2003

December 19, 2002

10 New Year Resolutions for Affiliate Marketers in 2003
By T.H. Quah

With the start of any new year, it is usually the time to
clean house and make changes. It is the time when everyone
is busy setting new goals and making new resolutions for
themselves, their family or their business.

For the affiliate marketers, it will not be any different.
Infect, due to the fast changing and volatile nature of the
online environment, it is a necessity. The difference
could mean your success or failure.

So here are 10 New Year resolutions for Affiliate Marketers
which you can incorporate with your own.

1. Adopt New Marketing Strategies

Evaluate the effectiveness of your current marketing
strategies. Drop those that are non-performing and
incorporate new ones. If you are not making any money
with it for the past 12 months, chances are that you'll
never will.

2. Set New Sales Target

Set a sales target for each month of the year, taking into
account of the high and low sales season. Only by setting a
sales target and working to achieve it, will you know if
you are making any progress.

3. Get Motivated

Recharge your battery! Personal motivation is highly
important for your success as you're providing your own
drive or push. Read a motivation book, subscribe to a
success motivation ezine or attend a personal development
course. There are many good ones available online.

4. Read A New Marketing Book

Buy that marketing book which you had wanted last year,
but never got down to ordering. It's time to bring some
fresh perspective to your marketing effort.

5. Check and Update Your Websites

Time to check for any broken links, remove any out dated
information or just give your site a makeover. Indicate the
new year '2003' in your website especially the''
notice. Your visitors will need to feel that they are
reading the latest information.

6. Start An Ezine or Opt-in List

I am sure you have read many times about the advantages of
having your own ezine. If you are still without an ezine,
start one immediately. Set a target for the number of
subscribers you wish to have by year-end. However, if you
already have an ezine, then set a goal to double your
subscriber's base.

7. Attend An Internet Networking Event

Make plans to attend at least one live Internet seminar,
Conference, workshop or boot camp in 2003. It will help you
gain new knowledge, ideas and motivation. Also good for
networking and making joint ventures.

8. Subscribe to New Ezines

Ezines are a great resource for news, ideas, tips, strategies
and even motivation (especially when one is working at home
alone). There are many niche areas you need to keep yourself
up-to-date like affiliate marketing, search engine optimization,
link popularity, traffic generation, list building, etc. This
new year add another 6 new titles to your reading list.

9. Start or Expand Your Mini-Sites Empire

As an affiliate marketer, you would have already built
one or more mini sites to promote the products you are
affiliated to. ( If you've not started, then this is your wake
up call! ). For the rest, it's time to set a new goal to build
another 10 new sites for this year.

10. Do Something Different

Try something different this year. Something that you have
never done before, but have been thinking a lot for a long
time. Write a report, an e-book, an e-course, articles, give a
seminar, a workshop, set up a joint-venture, etc. Who knows,
it could developed into something BIG!

That's it! Just remember to remind yourself regularly of your
Year 2003 Resolutions. Write them down on paper and place
it on your desktop or next to your computer keyboard. Some-
where you won't miss. Read it often. It pays to be focused!

Good luck and make 2003 YOUR Year!