Pre-Packaged Web Sites: Don't Settle for Second BestWritten by Keegan Michaels
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"Wait, I don't know anything about web sites. I'll have to hire someone to do it. Isn't that expensive?"
Not at all. In last few years, competition among web designers has become fierce, and hence driven prices down. You can get a pretty good job done for very little money if you just comparison shop a bit. You might even find a web design student who needs portfolio material and is willing to set up your site for free.
Setting up your own site frees you to do exactly as you see fit. Emphasize a different angle of program, use better graphics, and use a different title to trigger different keyword searches. Make sure your site is attractive, clean and professional looking. Of course you should link back to your affiliate program, (otherwise how will you get paid?) but if you are a member of more than one program, you should consider having a banner ad which links to your other sites, and vice-versa. This way you can really increase your business from all sides.
The key to getting ahead in affiliate world is to stand out from crowd. With that in mind, using a pre-packaged web site just doesn't make sense. Take time and money to create a unique site. When your sales start to improve, you'll be glad you did.
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FIVE FANTASTIC WAYS TO PROMOTE YOUR AFFILIATE PROGRAMWritten by Keller Flynn
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4) PRESS RELEASES
If your affiliate program is new, unique, or especially profitable, a press release sent to right audience can really give you a boost. A well-written press release just placed on your web site can give your program a "newsy" feel that might really impress people.
5) WORD OF MOUTH
I can't say enough about word-of-mouth advertising. If you're excited about your affiliate program, talk about it. Tell your friends, your family, your co-workers, and people on bus all about how you're making money. People who know you are more likely to take you on your word, and if they tell their friends and family... you get picture.
Promoting your affiliate program really isn't very hard, and it can make difference between success and failure. Use these methods, and you're likely to go far.
Keller Flynn offers the full spectrum of tools, ideas and action steps needed to create and run a successful affiliate program. Reach him at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or 801-328-9006. Get his Extra Money Newsletter FREE at http://www.AffiliateDirector.com to learn more about how YOU can profit from the affiliate boom.