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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

One Simple Method I Use To Skyrocket My Affiliate Revenue

jim gray

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August 19, 2003

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Affiliates are paid $1 per carton on each and every sales comming from
your text/banner link. Commissions are paid monthly. Cigarette Affiliate
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putting any investment.

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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Affiliate Alternative Google Adsense

What Is Affiliate Marketing?

Affiliate marketing is the practice of promoting your website through
affiliates. These affiliates could be owners of other websites or simply
internet owners who are desirous to make some money through the promotion
of your products and services.

Basically we have two kinds of affiliate marketing strategies. There is
the one-tier program in which the affiliate is barred from recruiting sub
affiliates and only makes commission from his personal and direct sales
effort. In the two tier program, or multi tier programs, the affiliate
can recruit sub affiliates and can make commission from the commission
from the sales his sub affiliates generate.

The program works in a simple manner - an interested affiliate signs up
via a web form and then obtains banners or text links to promote your
site. If a buyer clicks a link and follows through to buy a product or
patronize a service, the referrer is noticed and then compensated
accordingly.

Website owners have all to gain if they get involved in affiliate
marketing. First, they can build a formidable and highly motivated sales
force without spending any money. Second, they are assured that any
payment made to the affiliate is derived from a sale he has made from his
promotional effort and not that of the website owner.

There are two ways to set up an affiliate - you can join an affiliate
program such as Commisison Junction or LinkShare or get your own
proprietary affiliate software. If you intend to set up an affiliate
program, you will need to work out the programs terms and conditions,
affiliate commission and provide banners or text links that affiliates
will display on their sites to refer visitors to your site.

Some affiliate networks worth looking into include:

Affiliate Fuel - http://www.affiliatefuel.com
ClickXchange.com - http://clickxchange.com
Commisison Junction - http://www.commissionjunction.com
Cyberbounty - http://www.cyberbounty.com
Leadhound - http://www.leadhound.com/
LinkShare - http://www.linkshare.com
Performics - http://www.performics.com
Shareasale.com - http://www.shareasale.com
TradeDoubler - http://www.tradedoubler.com
Websponsors - http://www.websponsors.com/
etc.

If you intend to set up your own affiliate program, you may have to
ensure that your affiliates are highly motivated. Research has shown that
affiliates have one thing to fear when it comes to such issues -
affiliate link hijacking. Affiliate link hijacking is the unethical
practice of someone replacing his link with that of another so that the
perpetrator gets the sale instead of the real owner of the refer ID. You
can overcome this bad practice by masking the URL so that it does not
show in the browser, hiding the page source or using a zero-frame to hide
the affiliate URL.

Lastly, you should be very carefully about affiliates who will spam in
order to push sales through. Sometimes through over enthusiasm an
affiliate can apply unscrupulous means to generate sales or promote the
products. If such a thing happens and spamming is detected, the search
engines scan ban your site and thus endanger you total SEO efforts.

Affiliate marketing can help you generate a large sale force in no time
and help reduce your website promotion costs. However like any commercial
endeavor, people will try to cheat and endanger your reputation so look
out and stamp out these acts before they stamp you out.

Good luck with your website,
Reginald

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Saturday, August 26, 2006

Take This Affiliate Program And Shove It!

Christopher Kyalo

Effective affiliate marketing using articles

Online Promotion Articles | May 5, 2005

Every day thousands of people join affiliate programs and yet every day
thousands more get discouraged and give up trying to make money from
their affiliate programs.

Still, thousands others wait for their generous checks from all sorts of
affiliate programs and laugh all the way to the bank, every month. I make
good money from an affiliate program using articles as the main part of
my affiliate marketing strategy.

But what is more is that there are plenty of other guys out there doing
the same, although some of them use more expensive methods than free
articles. For example, recently I personally saw a monthly check for
$15,000 shown to me by a friend involved in a leading affiliate marketing
program.

So what is the difference between the frustrated and the successful?

The difference is that the top earners have an affiliate marketing system
for generating a constant supply of leads or traffic to the web sites
they represent. In contrast, the ones who do not make any money do not
have any system. They often just sit back and wait for things to happen.
Sorry folks the hype is just not true. You have to put in some effort!

In this first article in a series, we will deal with 3 key factors one
needs to address to launch a successful affiliate marketing strategy
using articles that can work for virtually any affiliate program.

1) You must know what works and what doesn’t.

The problem with most affiliate programs is that you will not be able to
know where your traffic is coming from. Online that is a disaster. It is
like flying an aircraft blind. Sooner or later you will crush.

A good solution is to start a blog with an identical topic to your
affiliate program. Use a good site meter to carefully monitor the traffic
you are receiving. You can then easily refer the people who visit your
blog to your affiliate site. To make your blog even more interesting you
can carry Google Adsense pay per click ads. This way you can have some
income even as you build up your affiliate program. Use the articles that
you are posting elsewhere on your blog.

While generating revenue from your blog, do not lose sight of your main
objective which is to monitor what articles posted at which web sites are
bringing in the most traffic. You can then use this information to
constantly improve on the volume of traffic headed to your affiliate
program site.

This is yet another reason why it is so important to select an affiliate
program based on a subject that you are personally interested in. Maybe
closely linked to a hobby you really love. Only then will you have the
enthusiasm to constantly come up with various new ideas to market your
affiliate program and have the passion required to regularly test and
improve and also enjoy doing so.

See my other articles on how to write effective articles and where to
post them.

2) Write consistently
Some people will briefly post a few articles and then throw in the towel.
What a waste. Not only do they lose the benefits of the viral effect all
good articles enjoy on the net (of getting posted and reposted all over
the place.) but they will also end up wasting a lot of their valuable
time. Time is a very valuable resource, imagine spending so much of it on
something and not then you abandon it and end up not having learned
anything?

The other thing is that for traffic to rise and continue doing so, you
will have to be very consistent with your posting.

3) Use keywords to increase traffic
Ignore keywords at your own peril. Keywords are the currency of online
content. You will only enjoy 5% of the effect or even less, if you do not
pay attention to keywords.

Look for keywords that are rising in popularity but do not have too much
competition yet. That way you will have a fighting chance of pulling in
traffic from the search engines, which is the most effective affiliate
marketing method so far. This can easily be done using search engines and
testing various keywords to see what results you get.

The effectiveness of search engines is the reason why many successful
affiliates buy pay-per-click ads as the core of their affiliate marketing
strategy. However since you are doing your affiliate marketing with
articles, you will need to work a lot harder to place your keyword-rich
articles in as many web sites as possible. Done properly it can be just
as effective.

For example 10 keyword-rich articles placed in 50 different sites and
viewed by an average of just two people per day on average will give you
1000 hits per day. If 20 per cent of these people make it to your
affiliate site every day that is 200 serious visitors a day. Enough to
make most affiliate programs work well for you.

Please do not take these figures too seriously. It also depends on a lot
many other factors which we will discuss in future articles.

Christopher Kyalo is a writer/marketing expert who also writes
keyword-rich articles that attract high paying Google Adsense words for a
limited number of clients. Write to him NOW for this service at ckyalo at
yahoo.com

Christopher Kyalo is a writer/marketing expert who has made money online
only by posting free articles. Visit his blog NOW which is loaded with
valuable free information at; http://www.big-online-story.blogspot.com

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