3 Tips To Succeed With Affiliate Programs.

Written by shrinivas Vaidya

Dear friends, when it comes to promoting affiliate programs we all follow a certain defined process. We first go to google.com ,type affiliate programs inrepparttar search field. Whenrepparttar 136188 results get displayed we look for "high paying" affiliate programs. By "high paying" I mean those who pay 25% commissions.

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Step 1> Search for affiliate programs with your favorite search engine. Look for only those affiliate programs whcich have products which interests you. For example if you are interested in "radio controlled airplanes" then look for such products first. Don't start with promoting "herbal shampoos" or "yoga cd's" just because they pay 40% commissions.

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Visit http://www.myfriendlyebooks.com/Aff/a1.htm)

Website Maintenance: The Best Kept Secret To Your Small Business Online Success

Written by Richard Wassell

Your website should be a critical part of my marketing strategy, However, It is essential to keep your website up to date, fresh and alive, to keep your visitors coming back. It's also essential to make sure it's easy for your visitors to findrepparttar new material.

Many small businesses set up a website enthusiastically but then they find that they don't haverepparttar 136160 skills or knowledge to maintain and develop it.

To remain effective, a website needs to be constantly updated and maintained for a number of reasons:

1) Technology changes fast and a site can begin to look and act old very quickly.

2) Changes in your business, for example new products or prices.

3) Components of a web site such as hyperlinks and graphics can malfunction

4) The rules by which search engines list sites change constantly. Without updating and taking account of these new rules, a web site can easily become 'lost' in search engine listings.

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