The biggest source of my online income continues to be from participating in and promoting Affiliate programs. They provide a steady flow of checks to mail box. Some of these checks are for just a few dollars, and some of them are for several hundred dollars. But all of them are a direct result of principles that we will be discussing in this report.
The simplicity of representing a ready made marketing concept is truly enjoyable. All hard work has been done in advance by company. Your job is simply to market product or service.
Please note that while this article is not intended to offend anyone, it is going to be direct and to point. The candy coating has been removed.
It always amazes me when I look at stats of People who join Affiliate Programs. Over 90% of them do absolutely nothing. They don't even so much as click onto their own affiliate page. Some of this may be due to a lack of knowledge or understanding of process. Some have impression that simply signing up will make them a success. But, biggest reason, in my opinion, is that they just lose interest. They only have as much interest as it takes to get signed up and hope that company or their upline will make them rich. They decide to "give it a try" and see what happens.
Basically, what it boils down to is that new affiliate marketer must believe in program AND IN THEMSELVES enough to take some serious action. Now if you are type of person who is very intent on building a big affiliate income, keep reading. If you are only casually interested in Affiliate success, this article is not for you.
Promote Products and Services that YOU Believe In
First of all you must find a program that gets you excited. Yes, even with anonymity that Internet offers, your enthusiasm will be reflected loudly in your written words. Remember this; most people will make their purchase because of a testimonial or personal recommendation. Simply pasting pre written company materials is not going to yield number of sign ups and sales that you want. You are going to have to communicate directly to heart of your prospects. In order to do this effectively, you must exude enthusiasm and confidence.
Use Personal Endorsements
Personal endorsements and testimonials are going to provide far more credibility than banner ads and pretty pictures ever will. You must have them. Write your own. Ask your customers for feedback. Ask your upline for their testimonial. Ask your downline. Get as many legitimate words of praise for program that you are promoting as possible.
Have you ever seen ads that read; "I lost xx pounds - ask me how"? They are everywhere; in newspapers, on buttons that people wear, laundromat bulletin boards, bumper stickers, etc.. As distasteful as they may be, they are a testament to power of personal testimonials.
Utilize Full Value of Ezines
The most effective way to reach your prospects is through ezines. I won't go into all reasons why you should have your own, there are already many fine articles on that subject. Let's just say that if you don't publish your own ezine, then you will have to pay someone else who does to present your marketing message. Even if you do have your own ezine it is very wise to buy or barter advertising space in other Internet newsletters to increase your exposure.