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Here is an example of business centered marketing model that I use. I have two sites in which I promote (among others). Here are their cumbersome URLs: http://www.collector-club.com/DET/members/101321/index.shtml http://www.outsource2000.com/?id=908596093
I market these two sites as: http://ahwa.com/netdetective/
My email is sent out as firstname.lastname@example.org. When I join other associate programs, I create new gateway pages on my own domain such as http://ahwa.com/new-program/. My entire business and marketing strategy is centered around MY domain name, not someone else's.
3--Higher order ratios & portability:
The biggest reason for having your own domain gateway page is that with a domain site (such as www.your-name.com) you will get a higher ratio of orders (signups) to visitors because you will loose fewer of your potential clients to company site.
If you ever decide to move your domain to another host provider or begin to promote a new product/service, all hundreds or thousands of links across Internet that are currently pointing to you will continue to point to you. That is not case if you have a web page such as http://www.some-other-company.com/your_name/. If you ever move your sub-page to someone else's domain, you will loose all work and effort you put into building links to your original page.
4--Domains names are cheap:
You can get your own domain (your-name.com) hosted by a good web site host provider for as little as $20.00 per month w/ a $20.00 set up fee (and sometimes cheaper). You will charged $35.00 per year to have name registered with Internic. You will be billed first two years Internic fee in advance. So, for cost of one or two orders (depending upon what you are marketing) you can pay for your domain name and site set-up. If you want a company with a specialty in low cost domain gateway pages visit http://www.johnsons.net/.
It is possible to make money with many affiliate and associate programs. I know of people who do nothing but work their associate programs and are making thousands of dollars a year at it. With a little knowledge and advance planning, you can also.
Tobe Johnson is the president of Johnson & Associates (http://johnsons.net/). He has been involved in Internet based consulting and web site development technologies since the early 1990's. He specializes in building large network marketing downlines and product sales via the Internet.