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Affiliate Marketing Secrets

August 7th, 2010 · No Comments · Internet Marketing

Learn Top Affiliate Secrets

If you want to get started quickly and easily making money online, then affiliate marketing is for you. This is when you refer traffic to someone else’s product sales page, they do all the hard work of making the sale and supporting the customer, and you earn at least a 50% commission

Here’s just a few benefits

  1. You can start almost instantly with no up-front costs and no need to make a product, set up a website and sales page, design the website, come up with support tools, or get a merchant account and CRM.
  2. It runs on auto-pilotfor you because they handle the billing, support, maintenance, etc.
  3. You have nearly zero risk because you already know the product sells, because the product owner has already done all the research , development and testing. So if you send visitors you will get paid.

There’s no denying that these benefits make affiliate marketing the best thing going!

There is one major drawback…

After all your hard work of generating traffic to the sales page, you will never see any of those visitors again. Most of them will not buy on their first visit, which means you’re losing over 90% of the traffic right off the top. That’s fine for the product owner because she can sell to them again and again, but you can’t.

Is there are way around this?

It’s simple: You must get your visitors’ email addresses before you send them to the product owner’s website. This way you can follow up with them and keep sending them back to the sales page to increase your chances of making the sale. And if you’re really on top of your game, you’ll then send to a content mini-site in between.

Here’s why you want to implement these affiliate marketing strategies:

  1. You’ll be building your own list of potential customers that you can market to again and again.
  2. You’ll be warming them up by providing valuable information and then casually linking to the product sales page in the context of this information.

If you want to create an affiliate marketing system like this, you’ll need the following:

  1. A lead capture page, preferably with video
  2. Several high-quality content pages
  3. A multi-part email series with at least 5 emails in it

You’ll use the squeeze page as the place to send your visitors instead of using the product website. Your squeeze page adds your visitors to you autoresponder. This is how you start building your list, and at the same time begin sending them useful information. After subscribing them to your email list, it redirects them to your content mini-site.

You content mini-site builds the good will, so that when you send them to the product sales page, they are in a buying mood. While they’re reading the content you’ve provided, your email system is already following up with them to send them back to the product website again and again.

All of this together increases your chances of making the sale by up to 500% so it’s well worth the effort of setting it up. And after you get it all set up, it runs on total auto-pilot. You just refer people to your lead capture page, instead of the product sales page.

If you don’t have the time or expertise to set it all up yourself, you can use something like Affiliate Silver Bullet. Services like this design the enter system (the video, the video squeeze page, the email series, the content pages, etc). On the plus side, you’ll save a ton of time and money vs. trying to build this yourself. Plus you can get started instantly. One negative is that there will be other people using this same affiliate marketing system. However, the odds of you and them both finding the same visitor are so small, that it doesn’t really matter.

The other route you can take is to hire people on Elance to create and implement the various aspects for you. Either way, it’s an important step that you need to take if you’re going to be serious about your affiliate marketing.

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