Let Others Promote Your Business!

Written by Katy Terrega

What if I told you that with very little outlay in time or money you could get others to promote your website? And what if I said that these people would post your banners and links on their sites *for free* and would actively seek sales on your behalf?

Sounds too good to be true, doesn't it?

Luckily for those of us who make our living online, affiliate programs arerepparttar real deal and they're helping to sell products on all kinds of sites, fromrepparttar 102360 smallest sole proprietorships torepparttar 102361 largest conglomerates.

People use affiliates because they're a win-win situation for all concerned; others promote your site and get a cut of each sale and you get more sales overall.

Let's say you sell cute products for pets on your website and you also run a monthly ezine that features pet news and sales. You want to increase your sales by letting your "affiliates" promote your site.

Here's how it works...

1. You sign up with an affiliate tracking program.

2. You decide how much you're going to pay your affiliates for each sale; it could be a percentage or a straight figure, and it can vary for each item.

3. You work withrepparttar 102362 affiliate program to set up a system tailored to your needs; for example, you may want to writerepparttar 102363 checks to your affiliates yourself or you may wantrepparttar 102364 affiliate tracking company to write them.

4. You design a page on your site and write a blurb for your newsletter that describes how your affiliates can make money promoting your site.

5. You design some buttons, banners and text links that your affiliates can use to promote your site.

6. You sit back and wait forrepparttar 102365 affiliates to sign up and start selling your products!

The tracking program takes care ofrepparttar 102366 rest, and you or your affiliates can look up your stats at any time.

So, how do you find affiliates? You have several options when it comes to promoting your program.

Ten Tips for Affiliate Marketers Using Google AdWords

Written by Patrick Carlow

One ofrepparttar hottest ways to sell affiliate products is using Google AdWords. Follow these tips and strategies to maximize your earning potential.

1. Seek out affiliate products that generate fifteen dollars or more in commission. Anything inrepparttar 102359 twenty-dollar range works well. Paying for clicks can add up quickly and when you do make a sell, it should be profitable.

2. The vendor must present a high quality website with first-rate graphics. Ifrepparttar 102360 site appears to be unprofessional, any potential buyer will loose confidence and leave beforerepparttar 102361 sell is made.

3. Make it a requirement thatrepparttar 102362 vendor website only displays one product or service onrepparttar 102363 referral page. Nothing kills a sell faster than having to many sells messages.

4. The vendor needs to include outstanding sales copy. It's easy to realizerepparttar 102364 importance of this principle; words are what turn shoppers into buyers onrepparttar 102365 Internet.

5. When evaluating a potential affiliate program ask yourself if this product or service is something you would feel comfortable buying. Put yourself inrepparttar 102366 place ofrepparttar 102367 buyer. If you wouldn't buy it, why would they?

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