Thursday, February 08, 2007

Tips For Affiliate Marketing Beginners

by Wendy Zamarron

TIPS FOR AFFILIATE MARKETING BEGINNERS

Here are a few tips on how to grow your affiliate earnings.

*Youre the expert

Get to know the product youre promoting. Research it as thoroughly as possible. If its feasible, buy the product and use it. This gives you the advantage of working from a position of superior knowledge. Write your own testimonial or review. This instils confidence in the buyer because youve already purchased it yourself.

*Your own website

You have to have your own website. This is imperative to your affiliate success. Why? Because every other affiliate will be using the exact same sales pages as you. You must stand out from the crowd. Differentiate yourself.

With your own site you can create custom landing pages to pre-sell the product. You can also write a special report and set up an autoresponder to capture the name and email address of curious individuals and follow up with them.

Always check with the affiliate agreement before creating your own ads and landing pages as this may be against the rules for that particular program.

Also, creating free blogs is a good strategy, they work like a web site but you don't have to spend money in hosting or for a domain name, etc., I like to use blogger.com, it's very easy.

*Forums and discussion boards

Participating in online forums and discussion boards gives you two advantages. It not only allows you to drum up business for your products but it also gives you input from a customers? point of view.

By asking and answering questions you'll get a better feel for what exactly your prospects are looking for. What problems do they have? What do they feel would be the best way to solve these problems? Which do they thinks the most pressing problem that needs to be addressed?

*Your own newsletter or ezine

There are a tremendous amount of free newsletters and ezines on the web today, and for good reason. People who are passionate about a certain subject will always welcome more information on it as long as its well written and presented.

By building a relationship with your readers you build their trust too. This is when you can start recommending products and services and when your affiliate profits will soar.

Simply send out an email every other week with an article written by either yourself or another expert along with some tips and possibly a famous quote and youve got a winning formula for a newsletter.

Capturing someone's email can also be applied to giving away a special report or product review so long as you let the person know that you will be sending additional emails.

All in all, these tips should help you greatly increase your earnings in any affiliate program in any niche, but there's a site that I consider very informative about affiliate program tips, it was created by Ewen Chia, and I personally have put in practice some of his advices with great results, may be you should check it out (tinyurl.com/2ycnu4) it cost 10 dollars to join, but it really worth them, not only for it great content but also for the videos and e-books he offers for free there.

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Business Administration Affiliate Marketer

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