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Dec

23

How to choose the right affiliate program.

Posted By: admin on December 23, 2010 at 1:14 am

Research first before you join an affiliate program. Do a little study about the choices of program that you intend to get into. Get some answers because they will be the deciding point of what you will be achieving later on.
Will it cost you anything to join? Most affiliate programs being offered today are absolutely free of charge. So why settle for those that charge you some dollars before joining.

When do they issue the commission checks? Every program is different. Some issue their checks once a month, every quarter, etc. Select the one that is convenient to your payment choice. Many affiliate programs are setting a minimum earned commission amount that an affiliate must meet or exceed in order for their checks to be issued.
What is the hit per sale ratio? This is the average number of hits to a banner or text link it takes to generate a sale based on all affiliate statistics. This factor is extremely important because this will tell you how much traffic you must generate before you can earn a commission from the sale.

How are referrals from an affiliate’s site tracked and for how long do they remain in the system? You need to be confident on the program enough to track those people you refer from your site. This is the only way that you can be paid for a sale. The period of time that those people stay in the system is also important. This is because some visitors do not buy from the start but may want to return later to make the purchase. Confirm if you will still get credit for the sale if it is done sometime later after you introduced them to the site. Some affiliate networks allow 12 weeks tracking with cookies so you don’t lose your credit for the sale. That is about three months which is quite encouraging to an affiliate.

What are the kinds of affiliate stats available? Your choice of affiliate program should be capable of offering detailed stats. They should be available online anytime you decide to check them out. Constantly checking your individual stats is important to know how many impressions, hits and sales are already generated from your site. Impressions are the number of times the banner or text link was viewed by a visitor of your site. A hit is the mouse clicking on the banner or text links.

Does the affiliate program also pay for the hits and impressions besides the commissions on sales? It is important that impressions and hits are also paid, as this will add to the earnings you get from the sales commission. This is especially important if the program you are in offers low sales to be able to hit ratio.

Who is the online retailer? Find out who you are doing business with to know if it is really a reputable company. Know the products they are selling and the average amount they are achieving. The more you know about the retailer offering you the affiliate program, the easier it will be for you to know if that program is really for you and your site.

Is the affiliate a one tier or two tier program? A single tier program pays you only for the business you yourself have generated. A two tier program pays you for the business, plus it also pays you a commission on the sales generated by any affiliate you sponsor in your program. Some two-tier programs are even paying small fees on each new affiliate your sponsor brings in, more like a recruitment fee.

Lastly, what is the amount of commission paid? 35% – 50% is the commission paid by most programs and 0.01% – 0.05% is the amount paid for each hit. Although there are some affiliates networks paying as high as 60% – 75% commission on sales. If you find a program that also pays for impressions, the commissions on sales may not be high. As you can see from the figures, you will now understand why the average sales amount and hit to sale ratio is also important. I will personally recommend clickbank to anyone wanting to join an affiliate network as it is one of the best if not the best out there. If you don’t have a clickbank account, you can register here

These are just some of the questions that need answering first before you enter into an affiliate program. You should be familiar with the many important aspects that your chosen program should have before incorporating them into your website. Try to ask your affiliate program choices these questions. These can help you select the right program for your site from among the many available.

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Dec

13

Affiliate marketing tips for the newbie.

Posted By: admin on December 13, 2010 at 11:47 pm

Many newbie’s who come into affiliate marketing and affiliate programs of all types start out being very green and think they can make money fast and easy with only doing the basics and not actually committing themselves to a long term business model or plan. I believe the best way to take advantage within affiliate marketing is to create a blog that will provide significant traffic, that doesn’t mean spam blogs but blogs that are properly created and marketed to your target audience.

Outsourcing this task may be the best option for some. As long as the top marketers continue to make their millions and the rest continue to make reasonable amounts of money or no money, but have the urge to emulate the top marketers, Affiliate Marketing will continue to draw the attention and be popular with home based business entrepreneurs.

Having established why affiliate marketing is so popular, statistics have proven that only approximately 5% of online businesses are making big money using affiliate marketing. Before you begin your venture into affiliate marketing, it is important to choose the right programs for you. This is best done by starting in the niches you already have established websites in as you will already have a traffic base.

Then after you have some solid results you can move onto promoting products and services in new niches. Affiliate marketing or any affiliate program is only going to grow globally as the trends of internet sales and marketing increase and my guess is some of us stand to make an unbelievable amount of money by researching it and then just plainly going and doing it. Where will you be in 5 years? Because affiliate marketing has the huge potential to take you to where ever you want to go if you let it.

All I really want to get across to you is the advantages of having your own Niche blogs as part of your affiliate marketing career to help market your affiliate programs to your target audience, and the good news is that there are many ways that you can increase the traffic flows you have created.

This has many advantages including the fact that blogs are free to start, own and maintain and they are also loved by the search engines if you can provide unique content. It couldn’t be made simpler for you to launch your blogs and post some free articles to them and then learn how through this you can earn some money as your online business grows.

If you have no products of your own but want to earn money marketing affiliate products you can set yourself up and succeed and this is the greatest thing I love about affiliate marketing, anybody can succeed at it. If you are an online entrepreneur or marketer and you have your own website then you can also promote your business and increase your sales through affiliate marketing. By utilizing some of these ideas and suggestions you can easily and quickly grow your business via affiliate marketing.

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Dec

13

What is affiliate marketing?

Posted By: admin on December 13, 2010 at 10:22 pm

What exactly is affiliate marketing? Affiliate marketing is the single fastest growing industry on the Internet. It’s also true that affiliate marketing is one of the fastest and most creative ways to make money and have a career on the Internet. Basically affiliate marketing is promoting someone else’s product online and earning a commission for it. The affiliate gets paid for every sale he or she generates by referring customers to the vendors website.
Once you decide to promote a specific product as an affiliate, say an e-book for instance or a video tutorial, you would be provided with a custom affiliate link that you would send your web traffic to. When a customer clicks on your affiliate link, they will be taken to the same sales page of the website as if they went there on their own, and when a purchase is made you are credited for the sale.
Simply put, affiliate marketing is selling products on a commission basis. You own a business that advertises and sells products for other companies. You may have a product of your own to begin with or not. The things that a successful affiliate marketer must have are:
1. Your website is the jumping off point of all your marketing efforts. So the first step in any successful affiliate marketing business is building a good, credible and professional looking website. You must build a user-friendly website, which will attract your prospects and motivate them to click on the links to the products and services you are promoting and make a purchase. There are companies whose business is building websites that you can hire to build one for you.
2. You must find products to sell, you must be able to determine whether there is a demand for those products and if people will actually buy them. You may either have your own original product or products that are made by others. Whichever way you go, you must believe in the products.
3. It will be necessary for you to become an adept advertiser and be able to tell whether the advertising you are paying for is producing more income for you than the advertising is costing you.
The key to affiliate marketing success is consistency and patience. Do market research and find out what people are buying, then promote those products. Never promote products people are not interested in because you will never make any money that way. The purpose of affiliate marketing is to make money.

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