Affiliate Programs

Written by Helen Peshkova

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Affiliate Programs arerepparttar ideal way to get money quickly and easily online:

You don’t need to launch a new product; You don’t need to handle any products; You don’t need physical inventory; You don’t need a huge investment. You can start with $10 and 2 hours a week; You don’t need a website because you can use Pay per Click ads.


The very important disadvantage is a low click-through to conversion rate. Only a few percent of your visitors will click on a banner or link; of that percentage, a few percent will actually buy something. It can be disheartening to see that there have been thousands of visits to your site, and only small percent of them have bought something you promote. Recommendation: If you focus onrepparttar 141816 affiliate programs torepparttar 141817 theme of your site andrepparttar 141818 interests of your audience thenrepparttar 141819 betterrepparttar 141820 results you will achieve. Also text links, "odd" ads (i.e. advertising that doesn't immediately look like advertising) will generally give rise to much better results than banners or buttons.

You should be reliant on a merchant's ability to sell torepparttar 141821 visitorsrepparttar 141822 products that you're promoting. Of course you can improverepparttar 141823 chance of a sale by effectively pre-sellingrepparttar 141824 product or service, but it's still up torepparttar 141825 merchant to close a sale. And if they don't sell anything to your visitors, you get nothing. Recommendation: Before promoting any product you should learn it and decide for yourself: “Would I buy it?” Ifrepparttar 141826 answer is “Yes” that's greate, but if “No” you should look for better productsto promote.

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Why 95% of Affiliate Websites Lose Money - And How You Can Avoid The Pitfalls

Written by K. ONeill

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This is a fundamental mistake new affiliates make. They choose a website theme that is much too general. They choose to make a website about computers or credit cards or diets or insurance.

These are all profitable topics of major interest to many people. Butrepparttar topics are too broad and you'll be running yourself ragged trying to be all things to all people.

Solution? Make your website theme as niche as you can - while still being profitable.

For example, instead of a website about computers, why not a site about laptops only? Instead of diets, why not diet patches? Instead of credit cards, why not no-fee credit cards? You getrepparttar 141815 idea.

By doing this you'll be way ahead of most affiliate marketers. You'll also be setting yourself apart fromrepparttar 141816 crowd - people will remember your website as a 'specialized' website and you'll berepparttar 141817 first website they'll visit when they want a laptop, or a diet patch review or a no-fee credit card.

Reason #3 Poor Choice of Affiliate Program

If you're an affiliate who isn't makingrepparttar 141818 money you think you should be making - mayberepparttar 141819 problem isn't anything you've done. The problem could berepparttar 141820 affiliate program.

Not every affiliate program is created equal and for every 1 that makes you money, there are 10 that won't. It's not your fault, that's justrepparttar 141821 way it works. You've got to test and try different programs to findrepparttar 141822 true winners.

Experience will show you which ones are a good fit for your website and your visitors. Learn from that experience and then spend more time and effort onrepparttar 141823 programs that make yourepparttar 141824 most money.

And don't just go byrepparttar 141825 highest EPC numbers (earnings per one hundred clicks). I know of one affiliate who purposely seeks out low-earning EPC affiliate programs because he says there's little competition for them. He makes a tidy little sum from several of these affiliate programs that other affiliates are ignoring.

Your personal experience isrepparttar 141826 best indicator of what will make yourepparttar 141827 most money. I've tried some affiliate programs that were (apparently) huge earners. They didn't make me a dime. I've tried others that didn't look so hot as far as earnings and they make me $1000+ per month. It really depends on you and your website.

If you're not makingrepparttar 141828 money you think you should be making - and you feel you're doing everything else right, it could just be your choice of affiliate program. Try changing affiliate programs and see if that increases your sales.

Those are 3 main reasons why 95% of affiliate websites don't makerepparttar 141829 money they could be making. Steer clear of these pitfalls and you'll be on your way to being in that top 5% of affiliate marketers makingrepparttar 141830 big bucks.

K. O'Neill is contributing writer to Web Conversion

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