Keywords, How to Find Good Ones, and Use them Effectively

Written by Fred Farah

To be a successful affiliate marketer takes a ton of work. You probably know this by now. Really! I hear some of you say. You thought it was a piece of cake, mostly because you don't have to worry about having your own product.

Ok, so no product costs, no shipping costs, no payment processor costs, and so on. So what is so hard about being a successful affiliate.

Glad you asked! Your first step should be to make a marketing plan, or as I call it, a 'decision plan'. How many of us really make a complete marketing plan. (Not me!) I know we sh ould, but mine never completed. This is where you decide what niche, or specialtiy you want to 'major' in.

Why don't I just be in 'affiliate marketing'? you ask. Wow, talk about shooting yourself inrepparttar foot before you get offrepparttar 135667 ground. It's TOO competitive, don't you know! Also too general, maybe too vague, all overrepparttar 135668 map so to speak.

So how come it's good enough for Best Affiliate Products but too much for you? Firstly, I must mention that I do have other niche markets, and some in bothrepparttar 135669 planning and preparation stages. I do heed my own advise. Secondly, someone has to protect you and lead you downrepparttar 135670 best path to success. I don't want you to experience allrepparttar 135671 pain I went through.

This is why it's important to associate Affiliate Marketing with Niche Markets. By focusing on one topic, you magnify your chance of success many times over. Doesn't matter ifrepparttar 135672 niche is small or large, but you must align your thinking in this direction.

The niche can be huge, such as Auctions or EBay, and you will find a good market there. The EBay sales may be huge, butrepparttar 135673 competion for affiliate products is not excessive at all.

Take another huge Niche (specialty) such as Health. Now this competition is ferocious. Personally, I would not touch it, even though a lot of people do well with it. Why fight an uphill battle just to get started, when you can surely find ot her prospective niches.

The solution is to find smaller niches of "in demand" products. Here we go again, you say. More speeches on what to do, but HOW do we do this? And how do we do this successfully, when everyone else is also looking forrepparttar 135674 answer.

An awful lot of people feel just like you, and as a result, they never find niches, because they never look for them. There goes much of your potential competition. Good for us, OK.

Do You Want To Remain Anonymous? Or Would You Prefer To Be Famous?

Written by R.M. Blackledge

Do You Want To Remain Anonymous? Or Would You Prefer To Be Famous?

R.M. Blackledge Copyright 2005

The internet is known as "the global information superhighway" for a good reason. As this year's unfortunate Tsunami in South Asia demonstrated, information can zip aroundrepparttar world in seconds, becauserepparttar 135616 internet makes that possible. Inrepparttar 135617 first few hours after repparttar 135618 disaster ordinary citizens had available first person accounts and video on their desktop almost as comprehensive as what was shown on CNN and Fox News channel.

The internet is as advantageous for global marketing as it is forrepparttar 135619 news business. But how many of us realize that depending onrepparttar 135620 products we have on sale, our most reliable customers may live thousands of miles away, and yet be extremely vital to our corporate bottom line.

That fact can be both a blessing and a curse.

Let's see.... Ifrepparttar 135621 customer has a complaint about a purchase they've made, well they're much too far away to do anything about it except send off a few tersely-worded emails. But, all kidding aside is it very comfortable to have your most reliable spenders onrepparttar 135622 far side ofrepparttar 135623 globe?

Afterall, if they're so far away, then these individuals are indeed strangers.

This isrepparttar 135624 point of our article. An anonymous website may earn you money, but a website that has your picture and name up near repparttar 135625 top can help establish strong customer loyalty, and givesrepparttar 135626 consumerrepparttar 135627 confidence that they are dealing with a real live business with responsible people onrepparttar 135628 other end ofrepparttar 135629 keyboard, and not just some robotic web page that is eager to gobble up their credit card information.

In such a circumstance,repparttar 135630 miles betweenrepparttar 135631 website owner andrepparttar 135632 customer is meaningless.

You may not have realized it yet, but your name and your face can be an extremely valuable asset even if you don't have much personal involvement withrepparttar 135633 product you have for sale, beyond repparttar 135634 fact that you've givenrepparttar 135635 product your tacit endorsement by placing it on your site. And if you've produced a product on your own, such as an e-book or software, then your name personalizes repparttar 135636 product.

Afterall, wouldn't most people prefer to purchase "John Smith's Valuable Internet Marketing Essays," rather than just an e-book entitled "Valuable Internet Marketing Essays."

Here's how a first encounter withrepparttar 135637 second title may hinder a sale. The customer may think, "Who wroterepparttar 135638 essays?" Or, "Why should I care aboutrepparttar 135639 essays at all?" They may also surmise. "Hmmm... this is a site with no apparent owner....why would I want to download this e-book?"

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