Sunday, December 21, 2008
This might be the advertisement you see over and over again about affiliate marketing. This is the most common mistake that people make once they get into affiliate marketing, being human enough, you get enticed into these promises and expect wide-eyed for the money to come in immediately.
A lot of newbies have fallen victim by those who are promoting the business with enough success, but later on, they realize that they are not actually making the kind of money being promised. And they thought that affiliate marketing was indeed a simple business.
Many of you may have heard so many wonderful things about affiliate programs. You may have also heard of testimonials of people who are earning more money by endorsing the products or services of other people.
And why not? The commissions you will get are more than great. All you have to do is spread the word out to the right people and soon they'll be making their way to your affiliate sites.. It all seems very easy. Not really.
Getting into many and various affiliate programs.
Many newbies think that affiliate marketing is a numbers game. So to be successful, they would need big numbers. These marketers would try and get into every affiliate marketing program in the hope that the more programs, the more profits.
Getting into several affiliate marketing programs don't work. Rather than concentrating on one and giving it your best shot, you are torn between which ones to put into first place and which ones should be last.
Ultimately, your affiliate marketing will not work the way you expect it to.
Beginner affiliate marketers forget one thing, that is to concentrate on one product or service firstly before they could go on getting more than they could handle.
Affiliate marketing like other types of businesses is a continuous learning process that has to be researched on and learned to be able to have an initial idea what it is you are marketing about.
• First of all, you have to know more about the product or service being offered. It would be best if you are able to buy or use that same product so you can truly tell something about it to your potential customers.
• Second, is to know the most effective way to market them. Is your strategy working or does it seem to end with you getting nothing and trying all over again? This is only one of the important questions you should ask yourself once you're into this kind of business.
You may begin to wonder how the super affiliates make it appear too easy. Like you, they didn't begin successfully. They have also experienced the same things but finally have learned the strategies that would make their affiliate marketing much better.
- It's best to try and focus on a program at one time, if you've just ventured into the affiliate marketing business. By doing this, you'll get to learn a lot about the business and how to run it smoothly.
Besides, you will have the opportunity to learn about sales writing techniques to get the attention of people. Presenting your ad is one of the most important things that makes affiliate marketing work. Without these things, your marketing will not be as successful and as effective.
- Try to input some enthusiasm into your business. Your readers will sense that feeling in you and they will be able to catch the enthusiasm you are radiating. For example, when you are reading a book, the emotions being conveyed are getting through you. You get to feel what is being written.
This is the same way with affiliate marketing. If you are confident enough about what you are offering, you will feel so strongly about it that you can encourage other people to feel the same way.
- Try to find an affiliate marketing program that you trust in and follow it through. It won't only give you the proper credibility but it will also give you the enjoyment of promoting something that you like.
For the newbies out there, get into one affiliate program and see how well you can make it work. If all else turn for the worst, there are still others there waiting for you.
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Saturday, December 13, 2008
What if there was a magic bottle that you could rub and a traffic genie would pop come out to beckon to your every internet marketing command?
you’d be quite happy to have it in your possession, right?
Well, in a manner of speaking, such a genie exists. He/She exists in the form of an “affiliate manager”.
An “affiliate manager” is someone who oversees the operations of an affiliate program in exchange for compensation.
And, out of all the traffic “tools” on the market, the affiliate manager is the one that you should be using daily in your business if you own your own product. Why?
MORE TRAFFIC, which results in more revenue for you.
But, specifically, there are 3 reasons why you need an affiliate manager...
Your affiliate manager can recruit new affiliates into your program for you. Instead of you spending time trying to find (and then convince!) affiliates to join your program, your “affman” can do this for you while you focus on other things.
Everybody knows that simply getting people to join your good affiliate program isn't enough. It takes more effort to get passive affiliates to become (and stay!) active. An affiliate manager is responsible for motivating your team to remain involved in your promotions.
Beyond getting affiliates into your program and making sure they stay active, your affiliate manager can “run” as much of your operations as you would like to. Here are just a few things an affiliate manager can do...
- Creates training materials
- Write follow-up mailings
- Communicates with affiliates
- Answer affiliate support questions
- Monitors contests and incentive programs
- Posts to your blog
- Circulates content (article directories, etc.)
- Clerical stuff (creates rebrandable files, etc.)
I could go on and on, but you get the idea.
Perhaps the best part of hiring an affiliate manager is the fact that it doesn’t have to cost you a penny in out of pocket expenses. That is, you can setup your agreement to be performance-based: you pay the affiliate manager a percentage of the total revenue generated through her/his efforts.. the more revenue he/she brings in through the affiliate program, the more will earn.
Now, the question is – ** Where do I find an affiliate manager? **
Actually there are quite a few ways to find QUALITY affiliate managers for your program. Let me share just one...
One of the easiest ways to find an affiliate manager is to visit your favorite affiliate marketing or internet marketing forum and post a request asking for recommendations or responses for your needs.
You can do this in two ways:
1. Post a PUBLIC Request:
i.e., you post a message for everyone to see, with brief details on the position you have available and that you are looking for recommendations or interest to explore further.
2. Post a PRIVATE Request:
The other option is to identify those participants at the forum who appear to have experience and/or knowledge in affiliate marketing who might be good affiliate manager material. Then, you would simply contact them privately to see if there's an interest in discussing your needs.
Running your own affiliate program is a wonderful traffic generation tool, but it has a lot of parts. There are several different activities that are involved in successfully running an affiliate program, and hiring an affiliate manager to oversee your operations is a great way to free up your time to create additional products and other “creative” work.
A good affiliate manager can bring in affiliates, train and motivate them, and run your operations for you. His/Her efforts will bring in the traffic; your efforts turn the traffic into orders.
It’s the closest thing to a traffic genie in a bottle that you’ll find. Rubbing is optional. Using this strategy isn’t.
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Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Affiliate marketing has its ups and downs. It could be draining if you are not armed with updated information and the technical how-tos.
Here are the reasons why web marketers go crazy over affiliate marketing as a form of internet advertisement:
1. Low cost
Many are scared to go on a home based business because of the capital required. In affiliate marketing, you don't have to spend much to start raking in moolah.
2. Inventories not included
Product management fuss could be very stressing. An inventory isn't asked to be maintained. The merchant does the needed maintenance.
3. Unlimited income through leverage
While you have a paid job, your monthly income mainly relies on whether you go to work or not. With affiliate marketing, your affiliates could all just lead traffic to your site without having to lift a finger after providing them your ad copy and links. Although not every web marketer earns limitless, it's still a fact that all the necessary matters for the advertiser or Internet marketer are all there to be successful.
4. Go worldwide
With affiliate marketing, you are dealing with a global market place. All you have to do is choose a niche product and prepare all the necessary tools for your affiliates to lead traffic from almost anywhere to your website.
5. Low risk
The very main reason for Internet marketer's enthusiasm with affiliate marketing is its having a low risk factor. Particularly for those with low budget set aside for advertising, affiliate marketing is just the way to do it.
6. No closing time
With affiliate marketing, your business works every single second of the day while targeting a worldwide market! What could be better than that?
But if you don't have the right niche product and all the other important tools to make it big in affiliate marketing, all of these will be put to waste, i.e., well-SEO-ed website. And so it's better to work on this first before ever considering those benefits.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Working from eight to five in the afternoon, five days a week can be very tiring and boring for a lot of professionals and they're no longer satisfied with their salaries. With the new internet business opportunities online, you can earn residual income too. What is residual income? Well, basically it is the income generated by online businesspersons without working endlessly.
Thanks to the power of the internet, the income opportunities are now enhanced.
How can you start earning residual income?
First of all, you have to know as much information as possible about income businesses. Collect info about affiliate marketing, internet marketing, network marketing, MLM, and several others. Once you’re familiar with these things, you'll be able to choose which way to take. You should always engage in something that you’re passionate about because that’s the only way to succeed in an online business. You'll be able to choose to be involved in hosting companies, auto responder services, private clubs, membership sites, etc.. or you can simply create your own business by offering eBooks, software programs, email newsletters, and any other service/product that can be subscribed.
Network marketing too is popular these days. Through this type of business, you'll simply have to recruit and sell, most often through emails. This is a great opportunity and you don’t have to meet your downlines or customers because they can come from different parts of the world. You will simply communicate with them online. Yet, you should be aware that there are also scams or illegal businesses on the internet. By doing an in-depth search, you can stay away from scammers and do business with only the reputable and experienced ones. When the business is going through success, you'll shortly notice that residual income is starting to roll in.
To earn passive or residual income you can also try affiliate programs. In this particular business opportunity, you don’t have to think of a new product or service because the affiliate company will provide it to you. Simply you have to market their products/services through your own affiliate site and you will receive commissions for it. The harder you work, the more income you can expect. You must know more about SEO and keyword search so that you can effectively promote your affiliate site. You should always keep your web site updated to avoid loosing customers.
Online internet business opportunities allow you to earn money in a smart way. You have to use your brainpower and remain positive at all times. You must know the various principles followed in order to earn residual income. If you can understand them, you'll know how to implement them for your success. Increasingly, more online business opportunities are promised in the future, you simply have to search for them.
An internet home business can help you earn the income that you deserve. If you don’t have a job right now, or you're looking for a part time job, why don’t you consider being involved in an online home business? It doesn’t require huge money and you simply have to use the internet and your brain in order to generate income easily.
Even so, nowadays you'll see that almost every type of online businesses is saturated. There are merely too much competition so you need to double your efforts in order for your online business to jump out from the rest. You would like to try out new forms of income building businesses from the internet, if you want to make money online today.
So, exactly what are the new ways to make money online?
First of all, if you have an online business that only few people know about, then you can be sure that you'll be able to take a big slice of the big pie, being the first in the internet is the one who will always profit. You should be able to make use of something that has potential sooner in order for you to avoid more competition.
The first is by becoming an online stock or FOREX trader. Thanks to the power of the internet, the stock market and the FOREX market now are available for everyone to trade. Besides, you don’t even need to have hundreds of thousands of dollars in order to start investing in the stock market or even in the FOREX market. You'll be able to start trading with a few hundred dollars..
You'll see today that there are quite a lot of online stock and FOREX brokerage websites offering online stock or FOREX trading. You need to sign up with the website, open an account, invest a minimum sum of money, and start trading.
As you can see, you don’t need to be on the market floor to trade, and you don’t even have to own a multinational company to do so, all these things can happen right at the comfort of your own home.. With a computer and an active internet connection and some money to invest, you'll be able to start trading stocks or currency.
Becoming a blogger is another way to make money online. A lot of companies nowadays are trying to outsource work force because it's much cheaper and more efficient to do so. Also, by outsourcing things that are not really that vital, you'll be able to free up more office space that can be used for things that are critical for the survival of the company, such as expanding the research and development department.
Bloggers are one of the positions that companies nowadays outsource. Although it's not really an important part of the company, you have to remember that many people today are now visiting the internet. Even if a company is already well known and has a steady flow of consumers, you have to remember that they will do whatever it takes in order to get more people to buy from them. So, because people are constantly visiting the web today, companies will hire bloggers to write about their products and posting it on several websites.
The nice thing about being a blogger is that the earnings are actually quite good, and you'll be able to work right at the comfort of your own home.
Actually there are a lot of ways to earn money online, and these are just some of the new forms of income generating jobs and businesses from the internet.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
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Tuesday, October 28, 2008
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Sunday, October 26, 2008
I'll give you a hint... It has to do with having your own membership website. I know what you're thinking - that would be great - but it's too much work. That's what I thought until today...
If you've ever wanted to start a membership site, but wanted someone else to do all the work, then this is for you.
Recently Russell Brunson - who runs a few successful membership sites, amazingly making over $50,000 per month from just 1 site - just launched a new membership site, but instead of selling memberships one at a time by himself, he's selling blocks of memberships for YOU (and me) to resell!
So if you'd like one of his membership sites AND have him do all of the work to keep the site running and you get to cash the checks, then follow this link:
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Think about it - in just 5 minutes from now you could have your own full blown membership site and keep 100% of the profits for yourself!
You should ACT Now, since he's only selling these licenses to a few select people.
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Thursday, October 23, 2008
These low-priced marketing tools aim to better your website and promote them thoroughly. Read on to know more about them:
There are some softwares specializing in internet marketing. These programs are affordable internet marketing tools. They attract traffic, communicate your site to anyone online, harness and trim down your keywords, track your site visitors and create links to other sites. Of course, the phrase "low cost" emphasizes that you must watch out for tools that do nothing but suck your budget.
• Website packages
Take note of low cost internet marketing tools that do the following: getting your domain, hosting and designing your site, offering technical help, configure and upload your files, campaigning for your traffic. These are available in website packages that you can avail of anytime. Choose a package that caters to your site's needs.
• Mailing lists
Email marketing will boost your business like no other. Don't worry about spamming. There's such a thing as "safe lists" that make your mails spam-free. This is so easy to obtain. Look for mailing lists for sale and let the fun of emailing begin.
• Data Submitters
This is a money-saving internet marketing tool that works like magic. Have a data submitter of your own and amass enormously huge hits!
Integrate an e-book in your site for people to download. At such a cheap price, you keep people clamoring for more and visiting your site frequently. That's one affordable internet marketing tool for you.
• SEO tools
Internet marketing is not complete without the standard SEO tools. Search engines remain the major powerhouse in marketing so never leave this part out. Generate traffic through this efficient low cost internet marketing tool!
Here's a reminder: when you see the low cost internet marketing tool banners online, never get persuaded easily. Study the package deals, analyze the contents and benefits before deciding if you want one.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
An affiliate program works by giving you a commission for every product the merchant sold to every referral you directed to their website. Some affiliate programs will offer pay per click (PPC), this means when different visitors of your website or blog click the link or banner of the company, you will be paid.
Since there will always be new online businesses with already many online businesses needing to sign up more affiliates, you'll never run out of clients, and if you do affiliate marketing right, you'll never lose.
Affiliate marketing can be such a great business, especially for people who are considering starting an online business at home. With effective internet traffic, your earnings in affiliate programs can be enough to make a good income.
Affiliate marketing is perfect for everyone, whether you are an average person with a regular job or a student who would like to make an extra cash, or whether if you are a stay at home parent who wants to help with the household expenses.
Affiliate marketing allows you to start your home business instantly, all you need is a website and an investment of a little time, little effort and a little money to get good internet traffic to your website. Sometimes you don't need to invest money at all if you are good in promoting your website.
Reasons why affiliate marketing can be a great business:
• To begin with, you need no actual products or services to sell. Most people start their online business selling products or services, which can lead to spending more money, depending on what type of product or service they sell.
• All you have to do in affiliate marketing is making a website with specific topic and post your affiliate link that sells products or services relevant to your website topic. For example, you can create a website that discusses scuba diving equipments, then you put up a link into your website of other sites that sells different kinds of scuba equipments.
• Depending on what sort of website you set up, you don't need an actual customer service. This means you have no need to employ people, hence, saving money for salary and naturally, office space.
• You are your own boss. Additionally, since that's the case, you are able to choose what site you want to sign up with as an affiliate. Keep in mind that you have to choose a business that suits your website.
• You have lots of free time with affiliate marketing. What you need to do is just set up your website, advertise it and arrange your affiliate program. Afterwards, you have all the time in the world to do what ever pleases you.
Still, to keep visitors interested in your website, you should check and update it from time to time. For example, you need to update your topics regarding the new features and product upgrades.
• When you have a good amount of internet traffic and a subscriber list, you'll become an affiliate magnet. You will be offered to sign up as an affiliate for businesses who depend largely on affiliate marketing to promote internet traffic to their website. Occasionally, some merchants or affiliate networks will even offer you a bonus by just signing you up as an affiliate.
These are just some of the reasons why affiliate marketing is a great online business. There are many possibilities in affiliate marketing. You have to be creative in promoting your website. Try to advertise your site by writing articles and posting them on article publishing websites, this is a great way to increase targeted internet traffic to your site.
Additionally, keep in mind that internet traffic means more visitors who will probably buy the products your affiliate program is promoting.
It's important to make your website as attractive as possible to be successful in this field. You not only have to get decent web traffic but you also need to keep visitors going back to your site again.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Preparing a business plan before starting an online business is so important, because it can lead to your business’ success or failure. A business plan is a must, whether your business idea is new or just an innovation of an existing one. Start the plan with a mission statement or a description of your business. After creating a summary, you'll be able to identify your business objectives and aims. Later on, the time comes to start making the marketing plan. This is a little hard but you'll need it to address the business specifics.
While you’re already developing the business strategy, you need to consider these things:
• Target market. Since the business is based online, you'll need to generate traffic to your site. Your target market refers to the customers that will be visiting your site. Target markets can be mothers, business executives, teens, older adults, and even kids.
• Consider competition. You have to give a lot of attention to competition if you want to succeed in the online business, that's why you need to come up with a product or service which is different but of value. If your product/service is similar to others, visit their site and analyze the costs in addition to the necessary marketing strategy. Discover your competitor’s weaknesses and improve your products/service based on them.
• Experience the various ways to effectively advertise your business. You should have knowledge about the different methods to advertise the business. Learn more about the importance of search engines, banner ads, blogs, and articles. You can use these tools to advertise your product/service to the whole world.
• How much are you going to price your product/service? You will have to go back with the competition in the market. Your price shouldn't be too high nor too low; it should be affordable to customers, but at the same time give you enough income. Put yourself in the place of your customers and study the existing market prices of related products/services.
• Shipping method. Since the business is on the net, you can expect customers from different parts of the world. Post the shipping details on your site in a clear manner. If your products are valuable, you should get shipping insurance especially if you need to ship outside your country.
• Mode of payment. Most online businesses accept credit cards and if you choose this option, you will need to decide between merchant accounts or third party processing centers. Some online businesses accept money order or checks; will your business accept them too?
A business plan is critical to all new forms of income from the internet. It's the only way to ensure success. Start developing your business plan now. Take your time when developing the marketing plan because it is the most important part of the entire business plan. After creating the plan, you can now start with the income opportunity you’ve chosen.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
One way is by becoming a FOREX trader. You have to consider that this is one of the new forms of income generating businesses from the internet, although it existed for a few years now.
The forex market in the past was closed only to multinational corporations and banks. They were the only ones allowed to trade in this vast and very liquid market.
In FOREX, currency is traded against one another, one must know when to trade specific kinds of currencies and which currency they should trade against, in order to become successful in FOREX.
Thanks to the internet, the FOREX market is now open to everyone who has an access to the internet. That means that you too can now become a FOREX trader even if you don’t have a million dollars to spare.
As a matter of fact, with just a hundred dollars or less, you can start trading currency in this very large market.
The beauty of the FOREX market is that it's virtually always open everyday. This means that you'll be able to trade anytime of the day and anytime you want. The trading here is also very large in terms of the sum of money being circulated. In fact, in a single trading day, hundreds of billions of dollars are exchanged.
With this kind of market, you will definitely be able to make a lot of cash if you know how to trade in FOREX. So, just to get started trading in the FOREX market - assuming that you already know how to trade in it - all you need is a computer or a laptop with an active internet connection. Then, you will need to sign up an account with a FOREX broker. Then, you will be provided with FOREX trading software where you will base all your trades from.
The great thing about this is that FOREX brokers will be able to advise you on what trades you should make and when to trade. This is why you should go with a broker that has a lot of experience in the market. By doing so, you will be able to make more money and minimize the risks of losing it.
So, even though the FOREX market - actually is the largest market - can make you a lot of cash, there are risks that you should always be wary about.
Online FOREX trading is one of the new forms of income generating businesses from the internet today. With this kind of online business, you can be sure that you will earn some cash. Just remember that you need to know the forex market first before you start trading. This will minimize risks of losing money and maximize your chance of profiting.
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Thursday, September 25, 2008
Following this list sequentially is essential, as each technique builds on the previous step to help you create momentum. After building enough momentum you gain what is called "traction", which is a large enough audience base (about 500 readers a day is good), then finding new readers won't be too hard. Instead your current loyal readers do the work for you through word of mouth.
Here are the top 10 methods new bloggers can use to find readers:
1. Write at least five major "pillar" articles. A pillar article is usually a tutorial style article aimed to teach your audience something. Usually they are longer than 500 words and have lots of very practical tips or advice. For example this article you are reading now could be considered a pillar article since it's very practical and a good "how-to" lesson. This style of articles has long term appeal, and offer real value and insight. The more pillars you have on your blog the better.
2. Write one new blog post per day minimum. Not every post has to be a pillar, but you should work on getting those five pillars done at the same time as you keep updating your blog with fresh daily news or short posts. This is necessary to demonstrate to first time visitors that your blog is always updated, so if they come back tomorrow they'll likely find something new. This takes them to bookmark your site or subscribe to your blog feed.
You don't have to produce one post per day all the time but it's important you do when your blog is brand new. Once you get traction you still need to keep the fresh content coming but your loyal audience will be more forgiving if you slow down to a few per week instead. The more content you can produce at the critical first few months the better.
3. Use a suitable and easily rememberable domain name in order for people to easily spread the word about your blog. Try and get a .com if you can and focus on small easy to remember domains instead of worrying about having the correct keywords (naturally if you can get great keywords and easy to remember then you've done a good job!).
4. Start commenting on other blogs. One of the best ways to find the right type of readers for your blog is to comment on other people's blogs. These blogs should by focused on a similar niche topic to yours since the readers there will be probably interested in your blog.
Most blog commenting systems allow you to have your name/title linked to your blog when you leave a comment. If you always have something valuable to say then people will be interested to read more of your work and therefore click through to visit your blog.
5. Trackback and link to other blogs in your blog posts. A trackback is kind of a blog conversation. When you write a new article and it links or references another blogger's article you can do a trackback to their entry. What this does is leave an abbreviated summary of your blog post on their blog entry - it's sort of like your blog telling someone else's blog that you wrote an article mentioning them. Trackbacks often appear like comments.
This is a good technique since like leaving comments a trackback leaves a link from another blog back to yours for readers to follow, besides it does something very important - it gets the attention of another blogger. The other blogger will come and read your post eager to see what you wrote about them. They may then become a loyal reader of yours or at least monitor you and if you are lucky, they may do a post linking to your blog gaining more new readers.
6. Encourage comments on your own blog. Among the most powerful ways to convince someone to become a loyal reader is to show that there are other loyal readers already following your work. If they see people commenting on your blog then they guess that your content must be good since you have readers so they should stick around and see what all the fuss is about. Make sure to always respond to comments also so you can keep the conversation going.
7. Submit your latest pillar article to a blog carnival. A blog carnival is a post in a blog that summarizes a collection of articles from many different blogs on a specific topic. The idea is to collect some of the best content on a topic in a given week.
To find the right blog carnival for your blog, do a search at http://blogcarnival.com/.
8. Submit your blog to blogtopsites.com. Honestly this tip is not going to bring in a flood of new readers but it's so easy to do.
Go to Blog Top Sites, find the suitable category for your blog and submit it. You have to copy and paste a couple of lines of code on to your blog so you can rank, then sit back and watch the traffic come in. Probably you'll only get 1-10 incoming readers per day with this technique but over time it can build up as you climb the rankings. It all helps!
9. Submit your articles to EzineArticles.com. It doesn't bring in hundreds of new visitors at once (although it can if you keep doing it) but it's worthwhile because you simply leverage what you already have - your pillar articles. About once a week take one of your pillar articles and submit it to Ezine Articles. Then your article becomes available to other people who can republish your article on their website or in their newsletter.
You benefit through what's called your "Resource Box", it's like a signature file where you include one to two sentences and link back to your website (or blog). Anyone who publishes your article has to include your resource box so you get incoming links. If someone with a large newsletter publishes your article you can get a lot of new readers at a time.
10. Write more pillar articles. If you do everything above you may bring in readers, however they won't stay or bother to come back without strong pillars in place. Aim for one solid pillar article per week and by the end of the year you will have a database of over 50 fantastic feature articles that will work firmly for you to bring in more and more readers.
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Saturday, September 13, 2008
Creating a website in a small but profitable niche is the method that we will focus on today. What all businesses come down to is finding and maintaining a strong and solid customer base that can make them money constantly. This is true no matter what type of business this is, internet or retail. Attracting a solid base of customers, and then building off of that is the only way that a company makes money. You will have the opportunity to print your own money if you are able to build a solid base of highly responsive customers.
Identifying a niche that you'll be able to work in is the first key to create a perfect online business. This can be a little tricky but you must make certain that it has some characteristics.
First, the subject should be something that you are interested in hopefully.
To truly create a website that people would like to visit all the time, you should have a great deal of information and different ways to keep them interested. You'll probably need to research these topics quite a bit so a strong interest within the field will help you for sure.
Secondly, visit www.findhotniches.com. This website can help you generate ideas on what different areas are under served. The author of this website will give you niches as well as keywords so that you know what to build your website around.
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It's important for your website to be built around those keywords so that internet searches would bring up your website among the first pages of search results. By doing this, you can start gaining traffic to your website. By constantly writing articles, you will be able to develop a repeat client base which you can begin marketing to. Once you are done developing the website, you need some kind of product or various products to sell. This isn't necessarily something that you have to come up with.
Some of the most highly recommended affiliate networks for you to check are ClickBank.com and clixGalore.com, there you'll find many different products that you can sell within your particular niche. You'll get a share of the revenues and the system is automated so that you just have to guide your clients over to that specific website and everything else is taken care of for you.
Another way to make some good profits is to go over and build up a newsletter where you can promote a product at the end of the newsletter, which could bring you in a great deal of money. If you want your online business to succeed try this idea but keep testing since occasionally it takes great time and effort to become a solid business, and your website to become profitable.
Friday, September 5, 2008
So, how do you do that?
There's an old cliche that always rings true in the Internet world:
"Content is king".. And this is absolutely spot on.
Perhaps you are wondering how your content is related to our current subject of link building, simply there is a perfectly profound connection...
It's very crucial that you have quality content on your website or other webmasters most likely wouldn't like to trade links. Besides your website should be informative and interesting, as this will increase the chance of getting a link from someone else.
Keep in mind that links to your website are the building blocks to success, so it's worth the effort to acquire them.
Now, let's go over a small list of websites that would be good candidates for good link building:
* Websites with quality, related content.
* Websites with higher PageRank than you currently have.
* Online directories like Yahoo and other business directories.
* Web 2.0 websites like Squidoo.com and Hubpages.com.
It's no secret that having a lot of quality inbound links will make Google (and other search engines) list you higher in the search results. Therefore, focusing on building quality links should be you main business concern, which will do more for you than tinkering with Alt tags or any other onsite optimization.
The only downside for building link popularity is that it's not always easy to do. It tends to be a bit boring and tedious. Plus, it usually takes a big chunk of your time, which is probably why most people don't like to do it.
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Sunday, August 31, 2008
When you purchase a graphic template, you'll be able to customize it to an extent or even build a completely new design based on it! Maybe you'll say what's the point of using the template then?
Well, it serves as a source of inspiration and ideas for a totally new design. You can't derive anything from a blank canvas, right?
On top of that, you are actually saving a lot of precious time that otherwise you'll be able to spend on more important matters like developing new products or marketing your products. When you buy a pre-made template, you only need to edit a thing or two to give it your own identity, and that will give you more time and flexibility to work on other stuff.
Ok, let's say you argue that hiring a designer to do the job is equally fast. That may be true in some cases, but keep in mind that hiring a professional designer to do a custom design for you will cost you a lot of money. Unless you need a totally unique identity that you are aiming to establish firmly in your niche market, you don't need to get a designer to design it for you.
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Friday, August 29, 2008
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Saturday, August 23, 2008
Are there times when you are totally stumped on creating a new product ?
Do you have a pretty responsive list and trying out to keep creating products in order to satisfy the appetite of this "starving crowd" ?
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Saturday, August 16, 2008
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Thursday, August 7, 2008
“Selling” is among the common misconceptions that are being associated about affiliate marketing, though selling is an important activity of affiliate marketing and the central function of a business operation. Another is that affiliate marketing is commonly linked with “advertising”. While the importance of advertising in marketing a certain product is not to be underestimated, the fact of the matter is, advertising like selling, is merely a part of the many functions of marketing.
In affiliate marketing, the affiliate will be compensated for every visitor, subscriber and/or customer provided through his efforts. The compensation may be made based on a certain value for each visit. The most attractive aspect of affiliate marketing from the merchant’s viewpoint is that no payment is due to an affiliate until results are appreciated that means a sale or a subscription, etc...
Affiliate marketing is generally run by affiliate networks, which are composed of two functional bodies: the affiliates and the merchants. Each group has their special function and role when it comes to affiliate marketing. The affiliate network acts as a third party between the merchant and the associated affiliates. The network provides the technology, tools, banners,... to deliver the merchant’s campaigns and offers. The affiliate network also collects commission fees from the merchant and then pays the affiliates which are part of the program.
The merchant is any web site owner that wants or desires to take advantage of performance based marketing. There are many benefits to the merchant. First, the merchant maintains and operates the affiliate program & needs to do their part by researching interested affiliate websites to ensure that they are a good fit for that particular website. Finding a fit for their merchandise would be the key to more generated income. Banner ads on affiliate sites might produce interest for that product and drive the consumer to the merchants’ website. It is also the merchant who decides how much he is willing to pay for each sale that results from a visitor sent from an affiliate.
The affiliate or the affiliate marketer also finds a lot of benefits. The affiliate is a web site owner that promotes one or more merchants and their affiliate programs. Affiliate marketing can generate a full-time income for the affiliate. But this is not an easy task to accomplish, there are a lot of work to do in the beginning, but in several months or less it would be a very easy job. The affiliate needs to have a better understanding about the merchant: what the commission or commission percentage will be, expected payment method and time involved in the contract.
The affiliate has also the responsibility to stand for the merchandise their user based would be most interested in. For example, if the site has a user base of mainly stay-at-home mothers, then on-line job openings such as surveys would be a good match for them. This group would also appreciate direct links to children products and informational sites. Merchandisers often provide targeted, best-seller items and personal support to their affiliate. They frequently offer sales promotions that will benefit the merchandiser as well as the affiliate.
Affiliate marketing is a great situation for both the marketer and the affiliate. If they would work together, certainly there can be an advantage to both. Plus the fact that it's an easy and inexpensive way to start, you can be up and running within a few days. But there is one thing to consider, it is how to get traffic and make your offer different than all others.
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Saturday, August 2, 2008
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Thursday, July 24, 2008
“Small Reports Fortune”
If you've been observing the marketers and how they work, and if you look at how people respond to marketing, you'll discover something interesting over the years that I want to share with you as it relates to building your internet business.
Hot topics and trends come along regularly. There's always a new "in" thing making an appearance on the radar screen. And whenever there's a new rage, there will be marketers who jump on the bandwagon.
That can pay off big for YOU if you're SMART.
Let me explain.
What happens when a new trend or technique or tool surfaces?
*** People begin to talk about it.***
Marketers begin convincing people why they need it. Consumers tell their stories. Discussions take place. Hype builds, sometimes controversy breaks out. An education process unfolds.
Through it all ... DEMAND increases.
Now, here's where you come along.
You piggyback on the popularity of the latest big hit by creating a small report on the topic. You get the benefit of other marketers creating hungry leads for your offer without them even knowing it.
Let me give you an EXAMPLE -
When John Reese released Traffic Secrets it was a huge success.
He sold over a million dollars worth of product in one twenty-four hour period. However, at a $997.00 asking price, it was out of reach for many consumers.
What if YOU had decided to write a 15 page small report entitled, "Free Traffic Secrets" and offered it for $20 ... do you think you would have had any takers? Of course!
Why? Because every marketer on the planet was talking about the need for web site traffic so they could build interest in John's course. They were creating hungry leads for your offer
without them even knowing it.
All of these marketers expertly and persuasively pointed out the necessity, benefits and usages of getting web site traffic. They, in essence, would have created demand for the TOPIC of your
1. Many of those that couldn't afford John's high-ticket product would likely buy your small report because the end result of getting site traffic was something they had been told repeatedly they needed!
2. Many of those who could afford John's high-ticket product would also likely buy your small report because of the same reason AND they would like to know what you might offer differently than John.
Do you see how powerful this is?
I could spend a few hours this evening writing a small report on the same topic and sell it like crazy tomorrow because of everything that's being said about the subject today.
So, what's the lesson for you to learn here -
**The surest way to create a hot-selling small report is to pick a topic related to that which everyone is talking about.***
You know, it doesn't matter what "market" you're in, chances are you see the same kinds of outbreaks that I see in "internet marketing" circles ...
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* Fresh research
* Innovative features and improvements
* Ground-breaking news
* Hot topics of discussion
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* Emerging trends
The list could go on and on, right?
It shouldn't come as a big surprise that you need to monitor what's going on around you, specifically looking for the latest topic everyone's talking about.
You can do this by regularly browsing 4 trend and event "hot spots"...
1. Active Forums. Find at least one ACTIVE forum related to your market and regularly visit it to look for ideas. Keyword here is "active". The ideal forum will have a number of participants who regularly post messages.
2. News Feeds. You can begin with Google.com's news center at http://news.google.com.
You should also look for a news feed or site that is specific to your field of interest.
3. Article Directories. Spend a few minutes at your favorite article directory, focusing specifically on the NEWEST articles posted and the TOP RECENT articles read.
4. Competitor's Lists. You'll also want to "spy" on what your competition is doing by joining their lists. When a major competitor begins highlighting certain topics in their content (I.E. "articles") and / or releases or promotes a specific product, it's a good indication that you should pay attention.
All of these things allow you to capitalize on the current buzz!
Create small reports based on these buzz-worthy topics.
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