Continued from page 1
Make a habit of scanning discussion boards and look for any opportunity to answer a question or give advice using your affiliate link. At least, make link a part of your signature line and use in your e-mail correspondence and newsgroup postings.
If you publish your own ezine, make sure you keep a list of text ads for all of associate programs you participate in and pick two or three to put in your newsletter every time you publish. If you've purchased product yourself, a personal endorsement will pique your subscribers' interest and motivate them to click through. Your subscribers trust you, so don't recommend something you don't believe in.
Don't forget about placing your ads in other ezines that cater to your target audience. There are plenty of inexpensive newsletters just waiting for your ad copy. Say an ad cost you 10.00, and from that ad you make three associate sales that add up to $100.00. That's a pretty nice return on your investment.
One trick that has worked well for me over years is placing my associate links in e-books that I've written. Since books are given away for free there's no telling how many people will see those links and possibly make a purchase. If your book is well written and popular you could stand to make some decent revenue from associate programs that you've placed in it.
Associate programs really are a great way to make some cash online, but a banner alone is not going to do it. Start promoting your "special link" every chance you get....and you'll be rolling in dough in no time at all.
Merle http://www.EzineAdAuction.com "Where some of the BEST Deals in Ezine Advertising are Made" Buy & Sell Ezine Ads in a live auction setting! Publishers sell off your excess inventory and Buyers pick up some Fantastic bargains. Go now.