Tuesday, January 8, 2008

3 Things All Affiliate Marketers Need
To Survive Online

Affiliate marketers are always looking for the successful market that will give them the biggest paycheck in the shortest time.

Sometimes, they think it's a magic formula that is readily available for them. Actually, it is more complicated than that. It is just good marketing practices that have been proven over years of hard work and dedication.

There are tactics that have worked well with online marketing and continue to work in the online affiliate marketing world of today. With these top three marketing tips, you will be able to increase your sales and survive as an affiliate.

1. Using unique web pages to promote each separate product you are marketing is very important. Do not lump all of it together just to save some money on web hosting. It is best to have a site focusing on each and every product. At the very least, use sub-domains.

Always include product reviews on the website so visitors will have an initial understanding of what the product can do for them.

You can also write articles highlighting the uses of the product and include them on the website as an additional page. Make the pages attractive, compelling and include calls to action in the information. Each headline should attract the readers to try and read more, even contact you. Highlight your special points. This will help your readers learn what the page is about and they will want to find out more.

2. Offer free reports to your readers. If possible position them at the very top side of your page so they simply cannot be missed. Create auto-responder messages that will be mailed to those who input their personal information into your sign up box. According to research, a sale is closed usually on the seventh contact with a prospect.

Only two things can possibly happen with the web page alone: closed sale or the prospect leaving the page and never returning. By placing useful information into their in-boxes at certain specified period, you will remind them of the product and the benefits of having it. Be sure that the content is directed toward specific reasons to buy the product. Do not make it sound like a sales pitch. Make it more of a reminder of what the product will achieve for them.

Focus on important points like how your product can make life and things easier and more enjoyable. Include compelling subject lines in the email. As much as possible, avoid using the word “free” because there are still older spam filters that dump those kind of emails into the junk folder before even anyone reading them. Convince those who signed up for your free reports that they will be missing something big if they do not avail of your products and services.

3. Get the kind of traffic that is targeted to your product. Just think, if the person who visited your website has no interest whatsoever in what you are offering, they will be among those who move on and never come back. Write articles for publication in e-zines and e-reports. This way you can locate publications that is focusing on your target customers and what you have put up might just grab their interest.

Try to write a minimum of 2 articles per week, with at least 300-600 words in length. By continuously writing and maintaining these articles you can generate as many as 100 targeted readers to your site in a day.
Always remember that only 1 out of 100 people are likely to buy your product or get your services. If you can generate as much as 1,000 targeted hits for your website in a day, that means you can possibly make 10 sales based on the average statistic.

The tactics given above do not really sound very difficult to do, if you think about it. It just requires a little time and an action plan on your part.

Try to use these tips for several affiliate marketing programs. You can maintain a good source of income and survive in this business if you Work At It.

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