Turn PPC Campaigns into Riches using Affiliate Storefronts.Written by George Papazoglou
Why pay more "per click" when you can "bundle" your most profitable affiliate programs, into a well-presented website?
Let your prospective "PPC visitors" be solemn judge of which product ultimately matches with his / her interests, by endorsing your affiliated vendors with "affiliate storefronts".
Set-up a "one-page" website enthusiastically promoting your vendors, instead of massacring your PPC advertising budget just to "test waters" of which affiliate program is most lucrative for your PPC (AD)ventures.
The ROI on your investment with Affiliate Storefronts, will indubitably be much greater than "conventional PPC" advertising.
Your PPC prospects will be more motivated to bookmarking your own unique (URL) Affiliate Storefront, which in turn features two or multiple vendors... since it automatically 'stirs' their "picky buying behaviour" to easily compare best options for their online shopping researches.
~~ Be Alert on Vendors You Promote with Affiliate Storefronts ~~
It is of critical significance to endorse merchants who deploy sophisticated sales tracking mechanisms, like honouring reorders etc...
[ see how to evaluate an affiliate marketing opportunity at http://associateshare.com/articles/article_1.htm ]
Personally, I am inclined to endorsing Merchants who don't accrue too much competition like saturated Internet Marketing programs.
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SHOULD YOU JOIN AN 'AFFILIATE' PROGRAM? Written by Anne Ahira
SHOULD YOU JOIN AN 'AFFILIATE' PROGRAM? And what to look for!
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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! But....you're going to need lots of traffic to do '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 ALL 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 promote 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 have aforementioned 'lot's of traffic to your site', all you have to do is post a text link to another site, affiliate program site, and earn a percentage for every sale which you generate. And...best of all, company takes care of all administrative problems, credit card charges, shipping, inventory....you get idea. You just refer people to them, they take care of all 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 with "right" affiliate program is your key to making money. (More about that later.) Making money with an affiliate program is playing old-fashioned numbers game! Meaning, that out of people who visit your site you may get a 1% to 20% click-through ratio (this range is so wide because it depends on product interest, your link to them and power of their slogans or banners). ...that's number of people who click through text link you have provided and actually visit 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 to 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 not 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 with wrong company!), but that is 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 is 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: