Simple Affiliate Marketing Tips
I have not touched much on affiliate marketing for a while. Even my RM1000 Per Day System is more to ecommerce. For those who wrote to me on affiliate marketing, I have a good news for you I just prepared a simple Affiliate Marketing Tips.
You’ve been hearing about affiliate marketing for a long time. You may have heard that it is an easy way to make money online. Some people may also tell you that it is the fastest way to get started making money online. You can promote products from the US, UK or Singapore if you are based in Malaysia, Philipine or anywhere else in the world.
I do agree that it’s a great way to make a living. You just have to pick an affiliate product and market it online. There are lots of people that make a full time income from affiliate marketing. I do it part time and it suits me just fine. And in fact I always tie it up with my ecommerce business, i.e. you are doing upselling by promoting affiliate products after people purchase your product from your stores. This works very well because a Buyer is always a Buyer.
Affiliate business is really reallyx100 great:
1– You don’t need to go through the headaches of product creation. There are tons of products online for you to choose from.
2– You don’t need to bother with inventory and delivery. The merchants will deliver for you.
3– You don’t have to worry about merchant accounts.
All you’ve got to do is pick products (it’s free), promote and cash your checks. That is why it is a No Strings Attached marketing/business.
Where to Find for Affiliate Product Vendor
There are many product vendors looking for people to promote their products for a commission. Commissions vary from as low as 5% of the cost of the product to as much as 75% and even 100% in some cases.
Let’s say that a website sells a product for $50. That website can have an “affiliate program” and allow you and others to promote that product and receive a percentage of the product’s price in commissions, every time you refer someone to that site who ends up buying that product.
Here are some ideas on how to find affiliate products to promote:
A) Search on affiliate NETWORKS like http://www.Clickbank.com, http://www.cj.com and http://www.SellHealth.com . You can check out my previous post on How to Choose a Profitable Click Bank Product.
B) Join the email lists of competitors in your niche and see what products they promote. Some of those products will be in affiliate networks like the ones mentioned above. Others will have an independent affiliate program.
C) Something else you may want to look into is promoting products of what I call “network/company hybrids.” These are big companies who have products in several different niches (e.g. Sell Health which promotes health products) and they have their act together. They typically pay 30-50% commissions plus 5- 10% 2nd-tier commissions. Plus, they have good salesletters, content for affiliates, they pay on time etc…This is great because once you promote one of their products and see that they pay on time, you have that much more assurance that you will get paid when you promote their other products. You will also be getting one check or paypal payment for all the products of the same company you promote – this helps keep things focused.
How to Promote Affiliate Products Online…The Right Way
Promoting someone else’s product as an affiliate is one of the best ways to get your feet wet in online marketing. But you have to do it the right way or else you’ll start wondering why you are not seeing success.
So, here goes:
Treat your affiliate business like YOUR business. Because someone else fulfils the product, this doesn’t mean that he is the “be all and end all” in this process. If you are the one who refers and presells the customer, you are at least 50% responsible for the success of this process – and you should be rewarded for this! (No – not by being “promised” 50% of each sale you make). So make sure you do your own study and research before you promote the affiliate product. For example one of the very good hosting companies that I promote as affiliate is Hostmonster. The reason I promote Hostmonster is because I have many sites hosted with them and they serve me well by giving me 24/7 live help and also 99.9% up time. Do they deserved my recommendation? Of course YES.
I had prepared a simple Affiliate Marketing Tips eBook. Feel free to download and share with friends. Hope it helps you with your online income.
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