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Create a portal on a topic related to affiliate programs you are promoting and funnel buyers in!
* FIRST YOU NEED A THEME & A DOMAIN NAME: So let's find out what type of portal we can create. Many of you may already know me as Affiliate Marketing Director for Net Detective: http://www.jeanharris.com/associate/ Many affiliates have been following along with this article and creating some killer revenue machines. As an example of an affiliate front here are a few ideas for a front end portal for Net Detective: (Remember,in this example goal is to sell net detective so we need to find a theme and content geared to product.) 1: A spy resources directory 2: An Investigation resource center 3: An adoption/genealogy resource center 4: A directory of location services 5: A search resource directory 6: Employee Investigation resource directory 7: Spy or investigation software resource center etc., etc.... As you can see this can easily turn into a really powerful marketing machine that will work for you 24 hours a day. You can build a vortal for any type of affiliate program you are promoting. You will definitely need a new domain name for this project and here are four resources to help: For 13.50 per year this is lowest domain registration service I have seen http://www.000domains.com If you need help coming up with a good domain name use these three resources to search for available names. 1. http://www.nameboy.com/ 2. http://whois.net 3. http://hammer.prohosting.com/~domains/cgi-bin/main.shtml
* SECOND, YOU NEED A SYSTEM: Fortunately for us there are several ready made directory systems available on-line to help us quickly get our new vertical portal up and running. Links Manager v2.0 - create your own directory or index like Yahoo, Snap or Dmoz. Includes sophisticated administrative tool and it's automated: http://www.gossamer-threads.com/scripts/links/index.htm Index Finger Pro Edition - Produces a clean and professional directory using html pages. Unlimited categories and sub-categories, supports ad banners, search, site requests, mailing list, site rating, what's new and cool pages, plus more. http://www.indexfinger.com/ Web Index v1 - With WebIndex you can start a search engine that works very much like Yahoo or CGI-Resources. With web-based admin area you can build up directories, edit/remove directories, verify/edit/remove links and much more. Automatically updated What's New! page, advanced search and best part is: layout of pages are totally customizable. http://cgi-center.cx/scripts/webindex.html You can find many more directory systems at Cgi-Resources Here is direct link to links indexing category: http://cgi.resourceindex.com/Programs_and_Scripts/Perl/Link_Indexing_Scripts/
* THIRD, YOU WILL NEED A MARKETING PLAN: Again we can help! We have a large amount of material to help you get your new portal in front of as many eyeballs as you can at a Helping Hands resource center.
The goal of your portal should be to provide a one stop resource for your selected category and focus on selling your product or promtoing your affiliate programs.
If you work your affiliate program banners, links, classifieds etc. into your sites framework you will be surprised at how successful your new venture could become. When you produce targeted traffic your sales will only rise. Just think, every single visitor to your new portal is a potential customer! Talk about targeting huh?
There is a ton of marketing material online for you to take advantage of in The Helping Hand newsletter and marketing center: http://www.helpinghand-newsletter.com
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