Written by Anne Ahira


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There sure are a lot of Affiliate Programs out there for you to choose from, aren't there?! If you have a busy site or a large newsletter, you can start earning money right away! Sounds good!'re going to need lots of traffic to dorepparttar 'earning right away' thing. So, if you have a new site, a low traffic site, or are starting from scratch, you've got a long way to go! Be aware of that and don't get discouraged right off. If you are brand new to Internet marketing you might be better off if you develop your own product. That takes time and energy but when you sell your own product you get to keep ALLrepparttar 102406 profit!....sell someone else's product and you only keep a portion of those profits. Don't get me wrong! I'm not saying that someone just starting off should not join an Affiliate Program. When you don't have a good product or service to sell online, being an affiliate can be a great option! Just keep in mind that it may take awhile to see a profit since you have to promoterepparttar 102407 program and build traffic to it just as you would if you had your own website. Just be sure you find an Affiliate Program that offers something you love and would feel good about marketing. The great thing about Affiliate Programs is that they are "no-brainers"! What do I mean by that? Well, if you already haverepparttar 102408 aforementioned 'lot's of traffic to your site', all you have to do is post a text link to another site,repparttar 102409 affiliate program site, and earn a percentage for every sale which you generate. of all,repparttar 102410 company takes care of allrepparttar 102411 administrative problems,repparttar 102412 credit card charges,repparttar 102413 shipping,repparttar 102414 getrepparttar 102415 idea. You just refer people to them, they take care of allrepparttar 102416 rest and cut you a nice hearty check every month. Sounds pretty great, doesn't it?! Yes, it can be! But be careful! Getting involved withrepparttar 102417 "right" affiliate program is your key to making money. (More about that later.) Making money with an affiliate program is playingrepparttar 102418 old-fashioned numbers game! Meaning, that out ofrepparttar 102419 people who visit your site you may get a 1% to 20% click-through ratio (this range is so wide because it depends onrepparttar 102420 product interest, your link to them andrepparttar 102421 power of their slogans or banners). ...that'srepparttar 102422 number of people who click throughrepparttar 102423 text link you have provided and actually visitrepparttar 102424 site you are recommending. And of those people, only 1% to 2% will really buy. So... "numbers game"! Generating a good income from affiliates programs, requires a large number of visitors to your site or subscribers to your newsletter. Example. Say you're getting 1,000 visitors to your site a month and you post your affiliate text link. Just for fun, lets say you get a click through of 5%, which is WAY high. That means out of your 1,000 visitors, 50 of them go torepparttar 102425 affiliate site by clicking through and out of these 50 people probably only ONE will buy...IF THAT! Just because you get 1,000 visitors to your site (that's YOUR site notrepparttar 102426 affiliate site you are promoting) that doesn't mean you will get $500 a month from your affiliate program. Here's some more numbers for you. A company with a good affiliate program will have about a 0.5% to 1% visitor to sale ratio. It can sometimes be better than that (and often many time worse, especially if you hook up withrepparttar 102427 wrong company!), but that isrepparttar 102428 average. So for every 100 to 200 visitors you send them, only one will purchase. Whoa! Doesn't look quite so great now! That's okay, this isrepparttar 102429 reality and you have to be realistic about your online endeavors. If you think everything is just going to fall into your lap, you'll be easily disappointed and end up quitting before you even get close to succeeding. You'll want to look for these things in any Affiliate Program you join:

Safelists Extreme Marketing

Written by Michael Wagner

"Safelists Extreme Marketing" ©COPYRIGHT 2004 by MICHAEL WAGNER

If you have never hadrepparttar opportunity to use a safelist, or maybe hadrepparttar 102405 opportunity but never acted. You may be makingrepparttar 102406 biggest mistake of your Internet marketing career.

Safelists enable you to reach out to millions of targeted prospects atrepparttar 102407 click of a button. They are SPAM FREE, which means that you do not have to worry about losing your ISP or autoresponder. People that are on a safelist have already inquired about your topic and opted to receive more information.

They are literally waiting for more information.

A Safelist is a group of people with a mutual interest in which subscribers exchange information. When an article is submitted to a safelist it is distributed to all of its members.

You need to make sure it is a quality list, by doing a little homework. The ones listed below arerepparttar 102408 ones that I personally recommend.

The participant is required to supply a valid email address prior to submitting. This assures that you are not going to be getting spam complaints and thus losing your credibility with your ISP service.

You do not use your personal email account. The safelist has its own server, so inrepparttar 102409 unlikelyhood that there is a complaint it would be targeted at that safelist and not you.

The main benefit of a safelist is that they are highly affordable. Just imagine one-click and you just emailed 10,000,000 recipients. Granted probably about half will never read your email, but if you can create a killer subject line, your response rate will be significant. One mailing can boost your website traffic dramatically.

The people that join safelists are targeted prospects. They have also paid to be involved. Think about it for a second, PPC search engines are nothing compared to these. With a PPC, half ofrepparttar 102410 click throughs are not even interested in your proposition, most ofrepparttar 102411 time just FREESEEKERS looking for a handout. These are real people that are looking to succeed in business! These arerepparttar 102412 people you want to be involved into your business!

My main source of leads comes through traffic oasis and my number two source is from a safelist. It is a proven marketing strategy to use one! Their is no better way to get targeted traffic to your website than these two methods.

I purchase as many leads through Traffic Oasis as I can each month andrepparttar 102413 rest of my time either writing letters or articles to send to safelists. I guess you could say it is one of my favorite past times:)

Effective marketing is a must!!

Your first step is to set up a special email account, that is only going to be used for your safelist! This is because you are now a recipient of other peoples emails as well. This is a requirement within any safelist.

Your best bet is to create a new account on your current ISP as their are no storage limitations, as a second source I would recommend a free account on either yahoo or hotmail. Both your ISP account andrepparttar 102414 free accounts are going to get tons of email so be sure to empty them every day. Becauserepparttar 102415 free accounts have limitations on storage, it is vital that they get emptied on a daily basis.

Every day you must send mail. Most people haverepparttar 102416 misconception that they send one email and that does it. These people are wasting their time. You must send out an email at least every other day to get results from a safelist. Even if it isrepparttar 102417 same letter, it may catch a different eye each time! You must join many safelists, no not at once, but maybe join one per month. The more mailings you can send,repparttar 102418 betterrepparttar 102419 results! This makes sense, does it not? Many successful marketers today, spend up to four hours a day just emailing through safelists! Why? because they work.

Make your ad short and torepparttar 102420 point, we as marketers ourselves are not going to want to read through a long sales letter, would you? Provide as many benefits as you can in your letter. Here is a sample of a letter that I have used and it has done very well, because it is a product that will help them with their product!

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