How To Be Super Affiliate

 

 

 

 

 

And make the most money with only 11% effort.

Technique #1: Be a “BUM”

Unless you’ve been hiding out under a rock for the last several years, BUM marketing is the number one pick for a lot of beginner and advanced affiliate marketers.

Basically, the BUM marketing technique is about authoring articles on your niche topic and posting them to article directories. These

articles get scooped up by the major search engines like Google high in the search results related to your keyword choice.

The mystery to BUM marketing dwells in the keywords. Essentially, you need to discover keywords or keyword phrases that a high number of individuals are seeking on search engines which have modest competition or a low number of pages in the search results.

Beneficial keyword phrases are ones that have approximately a hundred searches monthly but less than 100,000 pages in the search results on the search engines.

This is how a good BUM marketing affiliate marketing campaign would go….

Let’s suppose you’re into “World of Warcraft” and you would like to sell a product about it. So you go to Clickbank to get hold of a product to promote. A “World of Warcraft” guidebook. There are bunches of these guides so it means individuals are purchasing them. (Naturally, the niche and product you pick can be anything; I’m just utilizing this one as an illustration.)

Next, you go over to http://freekeywords.wordtracker.com and feel out what individuals are searching for on the search engines about “World of Warcraft”. Note that “World of Warcraft” is a.k.a. “WOW” so include that in your tests also.

A quick look will show that there are over 10000 searches for the term “World of Warcraft” and I understand without looking that there are going to be 1000000s of pages in the search results in the search engines for that term.

So let’s go farther down the list.

Remember, I want a keyword string that bears approximately a hundred searches a month. So I discovered this one: “world of Warcraft hacks” which has around 100 searches per month.

Then go to Google and search for the term “world of Warcraft hacks” to ascertain how many pages turn up in the search results. These other pages are your competitors so the smaller the better. there are about 700,000 other pages listed for the term “world of Warcraft

hacks”. Not bad.

But try “wow hacks”. Gets about 100 searches a month at the keyword site. So go to Google again… The results, only about 400,000 pages. Even better!

So we choose “wow hacks” as our keyword. It has the numbers we’re seeking and the term is absolutely related to what we want to sell, a “World of Warcraft” guide. Now all you have to do is author material containing your keywords “wow hacks” in the title and throughout the body of the content and post them to article directories.

Don’t overuse the keywords (keyword spamming) as this will damage your search engine rating and might get it rejected by the article sites.

Submit your articles to article directories. Your affiliate link goes in the resource box at the finish of your article. Add a little bit about yourself or your website and a link to your site. This can be your own site or your affiliate link.

NOTE: ezinearticle.com doesn’t allow a direct affiliate link, but that doesn’t matter. Continue reading about blogging and hub pages etc. to see how to bypass this. Most other article directories let you place a direct affiliate link in however make certain to study their terms of service first.

Technique # 2: Blog and Ping

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You gotta love blogs! I’m not going to consume your time telling you all the dandy things about blogs or why they’re beneficial or why you require one. All you need to recognize is that you need one if you want to stand any chance of attaining income with affiliate marketing.

These days, everybody has a blog. So, if you’ve been hiding out under that rock again and don’t have yourself a blog so far, you had better get going over to wordpress.com or blogger.com and get yourself a free blog.

But before you thrust up just any old generic blog, consider your purpose for it. Is it to market you? Is it to market a certain product? Is it to provide info on one certain niche topic? Is it going to be a news blog? A review blog? Pick your purpose 1st, then go and produce a blog. The idea comes 1st, then the blog.

 The riskiest thing you can do is hold a non-focused blog and barf up content in between all kinds of ads and banners and blinking lights. Visitors will be out of there fast.

So, you’ve got your tightly targeted blog……now what? This is where the merriment starts! Once you’ve selected your blog’s theme, the 1stthing you want is beneficial relevant material for your blog.

Remember those articles you composed and submitted to article directories? Place them on your blog. After that, you likely have a bunch of PLR articles on your computers also. PLR articles are a beneficial beginning point as you should rescript them as best you are able to before posting them. The search engines will reward you for unique material.

The chief thing is to add beneficial related content. Then you can add your affiliate links throughout the material. 

Stick in your affiliate links by hyper-linking some powerful keywords as your anchor text.

As the visitor scans and likes what he/she is reading, they’ll naturally click on your links to recommended products/offers, etc.

Use some words of your choice that become a clickable link. So rather than a raw link, words will be clickable.

Don’t stress too much about this as with the free Blogger and WordPress blogs, you can easily stick in hyperlinks in the material with a few clicks on the mouse with their rich content editors.

You might also want to add banner ads to your blog. Banner ads are just hyperlinked images. So when your visitor clicks on the image, they’re sent on automatically to the page that image links to, your affiliate offer!

The best place to add your banners is higher up. That is, the very top first part of your blog your visitor will see when they come to your website. The top is your “Income space”! More individuals will see the top fold than any other place on your page.

Update your blog with new content regularly and ping it! In brief, “pinging” is a way to tell other sites that your blog has been updated with new material. You should try to update your blog with new content at least weekly.

The search engines love blogs with fresh material. After you update it, ping it! You can use free multiple ping services pingoat.com to send pings.

Next is to submit your blogs fresh material to content sharing/voting sites. The biggest one would have to be propeller.com. You can submit news too but just make sure your material is quality or they won’t admit it.

A different way to market your blog is to join and take part in blogging communities like mybloglog.com. Posting beneficial material on your blog, pinging it and joining blog communities are just a few ways to get traffic to your blog.

Technique # 3: Emailing

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Ok, utilizing e-mail marketing to market your affiliate links goes without saying. E-mail goes way back and is still the most beneficial way to promote any direct marketing offer, even though it’s getting harder to pull off successfully.

Before we even look at writing emails, it’s super important that you do something with your “raw” affiliate links. Raw affiliate links look atrocious in e-mails resulting in poor click-through rates.

Long affiliate links may also be broken up when wrapped in the e-mail body. And, raw affiliate links can be hijacked to make you lose out on commissions. You don’t want any of these things moving in the way of your readers clicking on your link.

Considering you don’t have a site of your own, there are a lot of free online url abbreviating services. A free, simple and quick one to use is tinyurl.com.

OK, now the 1st thing with authoring promo e-mails is the subject line. This will make or break your e-mail crusade. The opening move is to get the reader to open the e-mail, and that’s done with a thrilling subject line.

This is essential to a successful e-mail crusade. If you can seize your prospect’s attention by the “you-know-what” and get them to open your e-mail, you’ve got your foot in the door. It has to strike them like nothing else…virtually. Your subject line has to be better than the other’s in your prospects inbox for that day.

Don’t try to pull a fast one on individuals. We aren’t slow….right? After you have your friendly personal subject line in place, it’s time to write your e-mail body.

You should end the email with a  firm “Call to Action” The most beneficial way is to tell your offer in your subject line the way it is.

You should utilize the prospects first name in the greeting, then begin to introduce your offer. One golden rule of direct marketing is this.

The prospect only thinks “What’s in it for me?” That means you need to list advantages, benefits, advantages and more benefits in your email. Also, make certain to utilize the word “you” throughout your email. Using “I” sparingly gives the reader a sense of personal touch and humanness to the e-mail instead of sounding like a robot wrote it.

i.e. “Go and download this now and see an increase of ABC immediately!”, and add your affiliate link underneath.

Writing compelling e-mail copy is an art. It takes practice and beneficial e-mail copy will help your affiliate marketing efforts many times over poor email junky copy.

So where do you get a list of prospects to e-mail? You’ve probably heard a millionfold “the money is in the list”. It’s true, list owners can pretty much make income on tap when they mail out an offer to their list.

The lucky thing for you if you don’t have a list of your own, is that you are able to borrow one!

What I’m discussing here is buying e-mail advertising. You can do a search for “ezine advertising” on Google and consider a few.
With these services, you can send a few thousand “make money” interested readers with your offer. They can be expensive so you had better establish sure your offer is going to convert and make your earnings.

The other option is to acquire a list of your own for free. There are a  number of free downline/list building sites out there for “internet marketers” that are free to join and utilize. You don’t need a site, as you use their site to build your list. Some are:

Ø YourLuckyList.com

Ø ListBandit.com

Ø ListDotCom.com

You can sign up for these sites free and begin referring other people to the site with your referral link and they’ll go in your downline.

4 Reasons Why You Might Want To Consider Affiliate Marketing.

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Many all over the internet are utilizing affiliate marketing to either supplement an existing income or to create an income from home. Affiliate marketing is when you promote affiliate products and are paid when you make a sale.

Here are four reasons that you might want to consider if you haven’t started affiliate marketing already.

1. No start up costs: Affiliate marketing is one of the easiest ways to start earning money on the internet because it costs you nothing to sign up and participate in various affiliate programs. You don’t have to worry about paying for products on a monthly basis and some affiliate programs don’t have a quota that you must reach to get paid on a monthly basis. There are even some affiliate programs that pay instantly.

2. A wide variety of products: What’s your passion? Is it health, network marketing, food, self improvement or maybe another area? There are so many different types of affiliate products that you can promote that will be in the same niche as what you are already doing.

If you have a health and wellness blog, find affiliate programs that are centered around health and wellness products or if you have a website that shares recipes with your readers you can opt to use food and kitchen related affiliate programs.

If you are a network or internet marketer you might want to look for products to promote that center around helping other marketers like autoresponders, PLR and information products.

3. You can greatly increase your income: Depending on what you’re promoting, how you promote it and if it meshes well with your niche you try to combine it with, you can create a nice income from home by using affiliate programs. Affiliate programs can be promoted alongside whatever else you are already doing.

If you’re blogging already, you can use banner advertising or article marketing to promote products to your readers while still supplying them with quality content. When someone clicks on your link or banner and makes a purchase you earn. The more this happens the more your earnings are increased.

4. Affiliate marketers usually get a large chunk of the profits: It ‘s not uncommon to see affiliate marketing programs offering 30%, 50% or even 75% of their profits to their affiliates. Why in the world would they offer up so much of their profits? The answer is quite simple … traffic.  Affiliate marketers can bring in so much more traffic than the owner of the product and program can bring in by them-self .

More people promoting make the amount of traffic and sales so much greater. In exchange, affiliate program owners are happy to pay an amount that is more than fair to ones who are bringing in sales.

Alice Coaxum is a homeschooling mother of four, PLR writer and internet marketer. She is the owner of ShopForPLR.Com where you can find quality PLR articles, blog posts, emails and reports at affordable prices.

Tips for Building Your Email List

By Angela Wills

There are many people who don’t start a mailing list in the beginning of their online presence because they feel they don’t have enough to share with a list. This is a big mistake! Email marketing is NOT dead and you need to be building your mailing list, now.

You don’t have to start by sending out a huge newsletter every week, but you do have to start building that list.

What you send to your email list will really depend on your market, and what they have subscribed to receive. You could do any number of the following:

* A monthly, weekly or bi-weekly html (colors, pictures) newsletter
* A monthly, weekly or bi-weekly text-based email
* An ecourse
* A daily, weekly, or monthly tips list
* A series of autoresponder messages
* Follow-up messages to customers or clients
* A list announcing upcoming events such as teleseminars

If you treat your email lists right they will become loyal followers, and when you have an offer to make them they will be there to listen to what you have to say.

So, How Do You Build Your Email List?

Before you can start sending messages out to a list you need to have people subscribed.

The best way to build a list that you want to grow long term is to use a program that is built for sending out messages to those subscribed and also will help you comply with the Can-Spam legal requirements of sending out messages to large groups of people.

Two programs I use most often with my clients and are well-known as industry leaders are:

Aweber & 1ShoppingCart – Signing up with either of these programs will allow you to easily set up your mailing list and start collecting names and emails that you can then start sending your email promotions out to.

Getting Opt-ins – Once you have a program to handle your mailing list you will then need to set up a mailing list opt-in form that people will fill out in order to subscribe to your list.

You may want to offer subscribers a gift for signing up, it may help entice them and create greater interest then just the offer of your list alone.

Adding a graphic may also help. You may want to test using pop-ups or exit pop-ups and see if they increase your sign up conversions.

Confirmation Page – Once people fill out their name and email on an opt-in form you will likely need to have them confirm their opt-in so that you can confirm that they really did request the information and you are not spamming them.

The confirmation page is a page that you need to optimize. If you’ve offered a special report make sure that you let them know they need to confirm their subscription in order to get that report, or confirm in order to receive the information they requested.

You can make a special offer on the confirmation page, or send them back to your website to read articles. But since they’re on the page anyway, and they have to go somewhere YOU should be making a suggestion as to where they should go.

Now It’s Time To Send Out Emails!

You’ve got subscribers, they’ve confirmed they want your information and now you’ve got to send them some valuable content!

A couple of things to really pay attention to when you send messages out your mailing list is your open rate and your click through rates.

Open Rate – One of the biggest things that will affect your open rate is the subject of your email message.

You want a subject line with the following qualities:

* not too long – Long subjects get cut off in some email programs and a long subject line takes a chance at being ignored.
* often includes the name of recipient – Personalizing your email subject line helps catch the attention of the person you’re sending it to. Who doesn’t respond when you call out their name? This is the same with an email. When people see their name they want to know what you’re saying to them.
* sounds personal – If the subject line sounds like it is a personal message to the person opening it, you have a greater chance of having it opened.
* isn’t misleading – Don’t try to trick your readers into opening something by using a misleading subject line. Not only is it illegal through the Can-Spam act, it just turns your subscribers off in a big way. If they’re expecting one thing and open up an email to see another, you risk them not opening anything else you send them.

Click Through Rates – Ok, you’ve gotten their attention and they’ve opened your email – but that’s only the first step! Now you need to have a call to action in each and every message you send.

Your call to action doesn’t have to ask your reader to buy something. Maybe you want them to visit your website to read a great article you’ve written, or maybe they should go check out a new podcast you’ve uploaded, or download a free special report you’ve written (all of which will have their own calls to action within them).

Watch your click through rates and start paying attention to what works and what doesn’t for your market. If you have a large enough list you can do split-testing to test one message against another to see which has a better response. Sometimes the smallest things can make a big difference.

Your mailing list can be one of the biggest assets to your business so make sure you take care and don’t bombard them with spammy offers or just low quality information.

Take good care of that list and they will take good care of you for a very long time to come.

And make sure you start building it now!

If you’re looking to run your business and not let your business run you then check out my new training that walks you step-by-step through the process of building your list, creating a freebie, and getting more sign-ups.

 

Using Email Marketing as a Profitable Sales Tool

By Angela Wills

You’ve heard that using your email to sell products or services on the internet is the thing to do but you have no idea where to start.

Using email as a profitable sales tool doesn’t have to be complicated.

You need to connect with your audience no matter what tool you use. Email just allows you another way to do so. Some of the common reasons business owners don’t use email marketing is because they (1) fear it will take up too much time, (2) don’t feel they have enough expertise to write a ‘newsletter’ or (3) feel that marketing through email is ‘spamming’.

Let’s address each of these issues:

  1. Too Much Time– This is a common issue that business owners face. They put off using email to make sales because they feel like it will take away from their other business activities and end up being a time drain.

Here’s the thing though: Your email marketing really doesn’t need to be a fancy, high graphic email Newsletter.

– You can offer quick weekly tips that take you 15 minutes each week to write.
– You can have a special offers list where you tell people what you have for sale.
– You can do a weekly article.
– You can give short, quick updates on your business.
– You can even set your email marketing on auto-pilot using autoresponders.

It’s your email list so you get to set the rules. Don’t let lack of time stop you! The amount of time you will save by having a responsive list to sell to will far outweigh the input of time in the beginning.

  1. Not an Expert– Some people believe they need to be a ‘guru’ or an expert to write emails that people will want to read. This is so untrue!

Many people want to learn from someone like them. Someone who remembers what it’s like to struggle, to learn the hard way and someone who’s willing to give the step-by-step information they need to move along that path.

Business success is a gradual growth and no one expects you to be an expert overnight. If you’ve been in business for a while you have great information to share and there are people out there waiting to hang on your every word.

Just get going, be honest and people will love you.

  1. Email Sales is Spamming– Yes we are overloaded with email and spam is a terrible issue. Does that mean you should concede to the spammers and not even try? NO WAY!

You can have an email list to sell to without selling like a spammer.

Provide great value, treat people the way you’d like to be treated, do good business and you have no worries about making people upset. The great thing about email marketing too is if you set your system up properly, when people want to leave your list, they can do so at the click of a button.

If you’re ready to start using your email marketing as a profitable sales tool, join me in my new training program that walks you step-by-step through the process of building your list, creating a freebie, and getting more sign-ups.

Affiliate Marketing: What You Should Know

 

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Affiliate marketing is one of the easiest ways to start making money on the Internet. Getting started has been the one of the major challenges. You will definitely need to keep things going to make sure that your business is doing well, and things will become lot easier and less challenging after you get started.

To get your affiliate marketing business set up, you need to know some tips and this article may be of help.

In the first instance, you need to have a good website.   As you get started with your affiliate marketing business, more often the product owner provides a ready-made website for you to use. The website that is provided may not be useful because it is the same website that is also given to other thousands of affiliates marketer out there. Use the site as a template, but you need to make sure that your website is different than all the other affiliates. Your website has to be entertaining, relevant and professional.

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Affiliate marketing: How To Make Money

Affiliate marketing is selling other people’s product and earning a commission. Undoubtedly, it a great way to earn money. Someone has made a product or is delivering a service, and will pay you to help them sell their product. In return, you have to market their product and find sales for them. This is usually a win-win situation. You are able to make money, and so is the product owner.

It is important you know some tips.
Promoting the right product. There is the need to  promote the right product for the ease of marketability. If you promote a product that is bad you will have difficulties in selling it. If at all possible, make sure that you try out the product for yourself to see how good it. It is easier to convince  prospective buyers of a product you have used than the product you have not used.

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How Affiliate Marketing Is A Great Way To Earn A Living

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On the internet, there are more people who want to make money than there are people who have their own product to sell. Those who do not have a product to sell on the internet are in a majority and mostly made up of would-be Internet millionaires. Many of them are perpetually cemented in the idea stage, without any idea of how to bring their idea to fruition.

Affiliate marketing is the easiest way to start making money because affiliate marketer earns billion of dollars per year. In fact, affiliate marketing has created more money than most big tech big data ideas.

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Starting Tips for New Affiliate Marketers

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For those who wants to start their own business from home  with minimal start-up costs, affiliate marketing has become popular for those who tend to increase their income.

To avoid some of the pitfalls that may come your way it is necessary to point out some few tips that can help you get started on the right track.

1.Promote unique products.

Promoting the same product that is being promoted by thousands of other affiliates will put you against serious competition with others. On other hands if you find a unique product to promote and that is still an in-demand product  you will have added the advantage of not having to compete with thousands of other affiliates to get buyers.

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