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3. Carefully Select Affiliate Programs. Now it's time to select affiliate programs. Select programs that pay well, have a solid reputation, and will fold seamlessly into your new theme related website. Resist temptation to sell these products with ads. Instead look for endorsements or write articles that sell product in resource box.
4. Start A Newsletter. A newsletter allows you to capture visitors as they arrive so that you may resell to them through your newsletter. Most of us know this. The newsletter also allows you to fold your affiliate programs into information provided within newsletter for ordering. If done correctly, this information will blend and make sense to your reader rather than "sell" product by more aggressive approaches.
5. Now Submit To The Search Engines. Now it's time to submit to search engines. By creating a strong, deep, informational site, you stand a good chance of getting ranked well. With just an affiliate link off a website, you stand to never even get listed in search engines. Stand out from crowd by being useful to your audience.
It's not a difficult formula. It does, however, take time and persistence, as all successful maneuvers do. If your looking for long term success utilizing affiliate programs as a revenue source, this is road to follow. In time, you will find that you have created a successful career that doesn't just make great money, but makes you happy as well.
Rod Davis is a Web Developer and Internet Marketer who specializes in helping small and home businesses get a jump-start on the Internet. He writes a powerful monthly Internet marketing tips newsletter at http://www.110thstreet.com and has launched his second minisite at http://www.satellitedishtelevision.com.