Seven Ways to Set Yourself Apart From Other Affiliate Marketers
Okay so you've read (fill in the blank with internet guru's name here)'s book and decided that affiliate marketing is the way for you to earn some extra money online. I mean after all, all you have to do is plug in your name and run their ads and collect your commission check and ride off into the sunset, right? Not quite. With so many people promoting the exact same program as you, in the exact same ezines or on the exact same websites, you need some ways to distinguish yourself from the rest of the pack of affiliate marketers. Here are seven ways for you to do this.
1. Host Your Own Website.
I know I sound like a broken record, but it is absolutely essential for you to have your own website. For starters you can have a domain name that is easy to remember. I mean can you remember http://www.areallylongaffiliatemarketersurl.com/?pid=123/r=4(My apologies if that url actually belongs to someone, I just made it up on the spot for an illustration)? I didn't think so.
So if you can't remember it and it's your url, what makes you think your potential customer is going to remember it. Do you know what they are going to do? They are going to just chop off the stuff at the end and type in the main domain name and purchase the product from the main site. However if you have your own url, you could have a url like http://www.yourdomain.com which is much easier to remember and you can just point your visitors to your affiliate page in your website.
2. Write Your Own Ads
Email the owner of your affiliate program and ask if you can write your own ads. Most of the time they will not have a problem with this, but you need to check with them first. A lot of times when I publish my ezine, I have published the same ad two or three times and I wanted to email the advertisers and say if only you had used your own ad. People become immune to ads after a while and if they see the same ads over and over again, they may just skip over it altogether. Your objective is to get people to click on your link and if your wording is different they just might stop and read your ad and be curious enough to click through to your website.
3. Have some products of your own that are only available through your website.
Once you have your website going, it is important to have some products or services that your customers can't find at your affiliate site. You want your customers to keep coming to your site and the best way to do that is to have something on your site that they can't find on the affiliate site.
4. Cultivate your own list.
It's much easier to sell to people that you have already built a relationship with. That's one reason why it is important to build your own list. You may also be able to earn some money from your list in the form of advertising.
5. Buy the product you are marketing.
When you buy the product you are marketing, you can sell it better. You can tell the potential customer what a great experience you had with the product. This will make them interested enough to buy the product. You will also be able to provide support if necessary or write a tutorial on how to use the product that you are marketing.
6. Be totally honest
If you find out that the program you were promoting is a scam, stop promoting it and inform your readers about it. This will help you build credibility with your lists. We all make mistakes and admitting your mistake will boost your readers confidence in you.
7. Don't try to market everything you see.
With services such as clickbank, it is easy to become overwhelmed and try to market everything in the clickbank marketplace. That is not a good idea. It's better to focus on one market and market products that they would want. This is called niche marketing. The last thing you want to do is to bombard your subscribers with pitches for products. That is one surefire way to lose subscribers.
Affiliate marketing is definitely here to stay and it can become a great way to earn extra or even part time income. However, it won't happen overnight. Like everything else in life, you're going to have to put a lot of hard work into it. Good luck to you in your new venture.
DeAnna Spencer is the webmaster for Learn Small Business, a site that teaches how to run a small business for free. Visit today at www.learnsmallbusiness.com">http://www.learnsmallbusiness.com
For the last several months, the authors of the Cass Freight Index have voiced economic concerns : While we are still not ready to turn completely negative in our outlook, we do think it is prudent to become more alert to each additional incoming data point on freight flow volume, and are more cautious today than
This week has been a worrying one for investors. Futures are indicating a bit of a bounce back early this morning and if that holds, the net effect of the last five days’ trading will not be that bad, with the S&P 500 losing only around one percent on the week. What is concerning is in part the way that has
We wake up this morning to a Friday pre market seemingly taking a breather from its negative sentiment most of this trading week and last with a little bit of everything to feed the kitty a softened tone on U S China trade tensions new Durable Goods orders and news from the U K that
Pre market futures are once again in the red this morning following Asian markets tumbling overnight The trade issue on either side of the Pacific Ocean especially with regard to the tech sector continues to wallow in something close to turmoil at this hour as the trade war between the U
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act gave big business a permanent tax cut and some, but not all, small businesses a temporary tax reduction. What's wrong with that
More retailers are reporting quarterly earnings results as calendar Q1 earnings season finally puts itself in the books Plus we look forward to parsing through the released minutes from the Federal Open Market Committee FOMC which had decided not to raise or lower interest rates at
Yesterday, the White House announced a complete embargo on the Chinese tech company Huawei. There have long been suspicions in the U.S. that Huawei are using their U.S. tech sales to in some way benefit the Chinese government, and the tensions that produced finally came to a head yesterday with the ban. That ban
It s a slow day for new economic data this morning and we ve yet to hear anything newly definitive regarding the U S China trade war at this point today but there are plenty of new quarterly earnings results from a number of retailers Interestingly the following stocks all currently
Overview: Equities are paring some of their recent losses. The MSCI Asia Pacific Index is posting its first back-to-back gain in a month, led by a more than 1% rally in China. Heightened prospects for an Australian rate cut in a few weeks helped extend the run in the local equity market to a new record high.
Major U S tech companies are taking the next step in the U S China trade war refusing to supply parts and technology to Chinese telecom giant Huawei 160 Intel 160 INTC 160 Qualcomm 160 QCOM and 160 Alphabet 160 GOOGL 160 are declining shipments of computer chips
After a three-session rally from Tuesday through Thursday that almost erased the 700+ point decline suffered on Monday, U.S. stocks ended Friday’s session on a downbeat note as reports emerged that trade negotiations between the U.S. and China had reached a stalemate. “Scheduling for the next round of negotiations
Sea container imports continue to indicate a weak (but possibly improving) U.S. economy. On the other hand, the rate of growth for export containers improved this month - with year-over-year growth (comparing April 2018 to April 2019) deep in expansion. Export growth generally correlates with the global economy.
“Headline risk” is a well-known phenomenon in trading and investing. Investopedia defines it as “the possibility that a news story will adversely affect a stock's price” or, as they point out, the stock market as a whole. I would add another danger: That headlines can prompt people into making trades that make
Following a Thursday trading session where all systems were go strong economic data better than expected earnings results from 160 Walmart 160 WMT 160 and elsewhere and a perceived cooling of tensions in the U S China trade war Friday s pre market paints a different
More economic data this morning brings more grist for the mill in the markets plus we see Q1 earnings results from big box retail giant 160 Walmart 160 WMT And for the first time in a while everything seems to be coming up roses Initial Jobless Claims 160 fell by 16 000 to 212K