To Buy or Not to Buy? A Money-Making Tip for Affiliates

Written by Angela Wu

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* You'll *know*repparttar quality ofrepparttar 102656 product you're selling. Offer your visitors top-quality products and you'll have a much better chance of converting them into repeat customers. That means more money in your pocket!

* You can offer a personal endorsement ofrepparttar 102657 product. This goes a long way, particularly with those you've developed a good working relationship with (newsletter subscribers, for example).

Now I can understand putting offrepparttar 102658 purchase of an expensive, high-end product ... but if your affiliate product is only a few dollars, then why hesitate? Many people spend far more on advertising than it would cost them to purchaserepparttar 102659 affiliate product.

So what can you do if you don't have much money to spare?

* Biterepparttar 102660 bullet; buyrepparttar 102661 product and eatrepparttar 102662 cost. If it's only a few bucks it probably won't hurt you.

* Attempt to make a few sales. Invest inrepparttar 102663 product once you make enough in commissions to do so.

* Buyrepparttar 102664 product, eatrepparttar 102665 cost, and go for some effective no-cost advertising to offset your investment. For example, you could swap or barter for website or ezine advertising.

Can you make good money selling affiliate products without buying them yourself? Sure. No doubt there are a few people who do. But most people have trouble selling *anything* online, let alone a product they know nothing or very little about. Which path will YOU take?

Angela is the editor of Online Business Basics, a newsletter for eBusiness beginners, featuring step-by- step tutorials on how to build a money-making online business without emptying your wallet! To find out how it can save you time, money, and guesswork, visit


Written by Beka Ruse

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--------------------------------- Tellrepparttar Reader to Make a Purchase ---------------------------------

You've come so far - you've laid out exactly whatrepparttar 102655 product is and how it will help your unique audience. Now, sealrepparttar 102656 deal - tell your readers to purchaserepparttar 102657 product! Include your affiliate link in this section.

This step may sound strange, but it's necessary. Often, people hear about a product and are genuinely interested, but fail to actually make a purchase. A clear call to a simple action cuts down on buyer ambivalence. Don't be pushy - just change your verb tenses torepparttar 102658 imperative. Instead of:

"If you think that you fit this profile, you might want to think about buying this product."


"Click here to order an account today."

--------------------------------- Drive Sales - Use Long Copy ---------------------------------

If you don't feel ready to write long copy yourself, ask your affiliate program manager for help! Many companies release well-written articles by respected authors that you can reprint free of charge.

The novelty ofrepparttar 102659 Web is wearing off. People online now are busy. Surfers won't make a purchase unless you make a great case for what they'll get out of it. And you're not going to do that with just a banner ad.

Beka Ruse provides affiliates of AWeber Communications with tips like the one above. Do Less, Earn More. Automated E-Mail Follow Up From AWeber.

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