Affiliate Marketing Tips and
By John Alexander
Let's start with a list of a few Affiliate Marketing Resources
and then we'll follow that with some affiliate tips:
List of Affiliate Marketing
One of the easiest ways
for you to manage your campaigns from a variety of programs is
to join an Affiliate Marketing Network:
Here are 8 places you can get
started: (there are many more out there.)
Where is the best place to get started affiliate marketing?
- Start with something that
you know very well and something you enjoy writing about.
- Can you identify any product
short coming - where you could teach someone essential
information that would compliment the program. If you have
a solution that offers genuine advantages - you might
start be creating your own product to sell. E-books are
very easy to create. Once you create your e-book you could
begin selling it through Clickbank.com
- Remember that it's important
when choosing a product or service to promote that you add
something original into the mix. Bring something of value,
that others have never thought about. If you just use the
same resources that everyone else is using, then it's much
harder to make the sale.
Example: Assuming you had a Web site trying to sell
Why not add some useful tips that would focus on teaching
the new artist some important technique?
You might offer a short video demonstrating:
--how to build up the
element of "anticipation" when drawing cartoon
--or how you can use some feature of the software you are
promoting to add exaggeration (for humor.)
--or perhaps you demonstrate some helpful short cuts for
- Don't always be looking for
the "hottest products" to sell. Try and think in
terms finding products based on the usefulness to your
- Remember that many of the
legitimate, big time affiliate marketers earned their
reputation by fine tuning their skills over time. Give
yourself the same growing room and do not approach
affiliate marketing as a get quick rich scheme. You need
to get started taking baby steps and grow your skills just
the same as any other business. Be very cautious about all
of the stuff out there that is only focused on wealth
- Many of the biggest and most
successful top earning affiliates are usually promoting
real world products. They stay away from wealth building
gimmicks and sell real world. Some people are doing very
well for example who are selling things like electronics,
air conditioning, gardening supplies, anything to do with
improving your home, from building a deck to planting
trees. There are all kind of opportunities out there, so
don't feel like you've got to get involved in something
less that what you believe in.
One of the wonderful things about genuine affiliate marketing
is that it can give you the freedom and liberty to create
projects that you enjoy working on which in turn, tends to
feel a lot less like hard work. If you enjoy your work then
it's more like having fun that work. One of the best ways to
get started practicing SEO skills is to start by create useful informational sites
and earn some passive cash too for your efforts.
Okay, so it's onward with a few tips to help you get started in
affiliate marketing using all of your SEO skills and focusing
on creating high quality informational sites that serve good
useful information as well as reward you for the efforts you
Easy Affiliate Marketing Tips
Remember to put a little bit of your own heart into your work.
Whether you are creating an informational Web site or an
informational product like an e-book of your own, one of the
most important things to remember is to put a little bit of
your heart into your work. Many affiliate programs will
include Web images or sales copy or other tools to help you
build your affiliate pages.
But remember the element of "uniqueness"
and "freshness" go a long way with SEO as well as
with your visitors.
Have you got a unique angle or a unique tip (something you
have learned from experience) that increases the value of your
work? It goes a long way to benefit not just your SEO but your
readership response. If everyone else is just setting up
template sites with the same old content - make yours shine by
giving it your own touches for value and useful content. Your
individual touch that shares something others do not, is what
will improve your response ratios.
Remember to focus on dialog so
that your message effectively communicates value.
Create emphasis on valuable
information that helps solve a challenge as opposed to
"hyped up" sales pitches in huge text with yellow
highlighter. Avoid the old screaming headline that smacks of
"get rich quick" schemes or other outlandish hyped
up promises. Everything in moderation so that your copy is
written "for voice" and allows the reader to flow
through the information without distraction. Write copy so
that it speaks to the reader instead of at them. Write copy
that addresses the user instead of copy that is self focused.
Use images that accent your points but keep them to a
A good sales letter is all
about information delivery - not flashy graphics or animation
that break the reader's attention span. If you are using
emotional content, then look for upbeat, positive images.
Remember that most people do relate to the human face and
positive expressions. Use lifestyle graphics that show the
effect of the product being used as opposed to just using
product images alone. A picture truly can say a thousand
words, but choose your images wisely.
If your Web site is
about celebrities that involve copyrighted images - why not
In some cases you may wish you had
special permission to use copyrighted images or feel there is
no way to show imagery that belongs to a specific movie studio
or celebrity. You can link to a selection of over hundreds of thousands
celebrity print images and posters as well as create your own poster stores and mini stores.
You can find usable copyrighted photos related to just about
every keyword topic of interest (e.g. movies, music, sports, art, animals) so no matter what the content of your site
is. The All
Posters Affiliates Program is a great way to make earn 25%-30% of every purchase made by your site visitors at their website.
Most article Marketing
directories do not allow affiliate links to be included within
However, if you focus on
writing good articles promoting your Web site, you can include
links in your Bios.
Exceptions to places that will allow you
to include affiliate links within your article content, try
creating a lens on Squidoo.
Make sure you read the contractual agreement for each merchant
you sign up with.
Do you really take time to read the agreements you
sign electronically when taking on a new affiliate marketing project? Here's the article and give it a
Sphinn if you enjoyed reading it. Excellent and very revealing article!
Regardless of how much
legal jargon there is written in capital letters,
you need a clear understanding of what the terms are before
you agree. Read what happened in this case
of "Margae Vs. Clear Link"
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Are you interested in getting paid for free leads as opposed
Here is an Affiliate program
that allows you to give away free e-books and magazines while
allowing you to earn a commission for each lead. They will
even set up a representation for your site to offer these free
products while keeping your site looking intact and pretty
Are you interested in getting paid for offering free leads?
RevResponse is free to join and yes, they pay just for sending
them qualified leads.
right now to join up! It's free!
How about earning commissions just for submitting
your own original articles?
There is a new article directory that is launching
officially on August 12th. But this directory is a little
different that other article directories in that they are
planning to pay you a commission on how often your articles
are viewed. There are only a couple of requirements:
1) The articles you contribute must be your own original work.
(written by yourself)
2) Starting August 12th they say they will be paying you for
submitting good content and also pay you for the quality
content that your downline submits also. There
are also over
8 ways to make money.
This is the first type of directory where they are actually
offering to share revenue based on with ALL of our authors!
Basically, your goal should be to get the most VIEWS as
possible to your articles. If you have not started submitting
articles yet, then get busy now submitting a few now, so that
you can start seeing some income starting August 12th.
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About John Alexander
John Alexander is Co-director of Training at Search
Engine Workshops offering live, SEO Workshops with his
partner SEO educator Robin Nobles, author of the very first
comprehensive online search engine marketing courses. John is author of an
e-book called Wordtracker
Magic and has
taught SEO skills to people from 87 different countries world
John's articles can be read in publications like REALTOR
Engine Guide, WEBpro
News and many others.