11 Affiliate Tips

Written by David McKenzie

I have compiled a list of 11 affiliate tips which I think will help you with marketing your web site and affiliate programs.

1. Spend a lot of time trying to get a high ranking in search engines for your web sites. Learn as much as you can about search engines and make it a weekly task to try to get good rankings.

2. The word "free" and especially when written "FREE" is over used. Use it only occasionally on your site. For example you could use it to give away a free E-Book or free article you have written.

3. Spend 75% of your time marketing your web site and affiliate programs and 25% of your time working on them. Most people spend about 10% to 20% marketing their web site and affiliate programs. Then again, most people online do not make any money!

4. Use text links rather than banners for your affiliate programs. Text links get a much higher click through ratio. People have trained themselves to ignore banners.

5. Write you own articles and post them on a separate page on your site. Then submit them torepparttar following article resource sites:




Penny Wise

Written by Bob Osgoodby

We've all heardrepparttar saying "Penny Wise and Pound Foolish". It never ceases to amaze me that someone will join an income opportunity program, but not effectively promote it and scout out new customers. Most people join programs of this type to generate income, and they pay a monthly fee to be involved.

They first might try allrepparttar 102651 free advertising available, and that may or may not generate some income. However, they are usingrepparttar 102652 "tried and true", but very "tired" ads supplied byrepparttar 102653 affiliate, and wonder why they don't do better.

Then they try some paid ads usingrepparttar 102654 same tired ad copy in newsletters, ezines and on web sites with similar results. At this point, they might do one of two things, and sometimes both. The first is they discount this type of advertising as not being effective, and/or quitrepparttar 102655 affiliate program. After a program gets saturated, thousands of people have used these affiliate supplied ads, and potential customers have seen them a "jillion" times. Once an ad gets "tired", it is a waste of time and money to continue using it.

However, many people rely on ezine advertising to sell these affiliate programs that others are failing at, and do very well. So what are they doing to be successful?

They do not just post an ad, and wait forrepparttar 102656 dollars to arrive in their mailbox. They have not fallen into what is referred to as "the earn while you sleep" trap. You know, you throw up a few ads onrepparttar 102657 web, and at night people all overrepparttar 102658 world are sending you their hard earned money. They realize that like anything else, if they are to succeed, they have to work at it.

The first thing they do is write some original ad copy, and back it up with their own web site. Withrepparttar 102659 cost of registering a site AND a full year of web hosting for about $35, (see http://bitshack.com) which is probably less than their monthly fee torepparttar 102660 affiliate program, this is a must.

They next seek out newsletters or ezines, whose subscribers fall into their general target market. There, they place their rewritten ads and keep them going. It takes 5 to 7 exposures to an ad to get someone's attention. The really successful keep their ads in front of potential customers on a regular basis.

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