Keep Your Affiliate Site Profitable for The Long Haul


I was recently talking to a friend who had signed up for an affiliate program that I am also involved with. She mentioned that she had never really made much money from it and that she rarely thought about it anymore. She said that she was so busy with her other business ventures that she just didn't have time to bother with it. She said that occasionally she sees a little money, but not enough to change her attitude. I told her she was making a big mistake.

Affiliate programs can be easy to let slip away. After all, no one's checking up on you, and you aren't' making a serious investment, so why waste time for small change when you've got other things going on? This is a defeatist attitude. Maintaining your site and staying involved isrepparttar key to making a profit with your program, and it doesn't have to be work intensive. I assure you that with just a little work, say an hour a week, you can turn your affiliate site from lame duck to cash machine. Here is a list of tips to help you stay on top.

Be functional. Make surerepparttar 102585 mechanics of your site are in top working order. Links can break down at any time for no reason, so test them weekly. It usually only takes a minute to fix, and you'd hate to lose a sale just because a link didn't work, wouldn't you?

Get really involved in your program. Berepparttar 102586 squeaky wheel. Stay in contact with your program manager by asking for marketing tips and new links. Keep up on new promotions and new items. This can all be done through e-mail with just a few minutes inrepparttar 102587 morning.

"Write Some Articles!"

Written by David McKenzie

"But I'm just an affiliate. I haven't got time.

I shouldn't have to write articles. I can get allrepparttar good content I want from my affiliate programs."

That's usually true, but more often than not your visitors are after unique content. Writing your own articles can often be repparttar 102584 most powerful marketing weapon you use.

Believe it or not, your visitors actually want to read what you have to say at your site, not what other people have to say. They are looking for independent content that perhaps supports or refutes something they read on another site.

Besides, they may have already read allrepparttar 102585 articles written by other people you feature at your site elsewhere onrepparttar 102586 internet.

While it is perfectly reasonable and beneficial to feature "other peoples articles" at your site, you should also feature your own.

Here are 4 reasons why you should write some of your own articles:

1. It is unique content that distinguishes you from about 90% of all other affiliates. That'srepparttar 102587 percentage of affiliates not writing articles!

2. People need content. For their web site or for their newsletter people are always in constant need for new, fresh content. This means articles that you write can be featured on other people's web sites and in other people's newsletters.

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