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Affiliate Marketing Revised

September 11th, 2010 · Internet Marketing

You’re dead wrong if you think you know anything about being an affiliate. Everything you’ve been taught is simply out of date. If you play by the old rules, you will lose this game.

The big lie

Unfortunately, you’ve been led to believe affiliate marketing is easy. And it is – sort of. It’s far easier that developing, selling and supporting your own product. But starting your own business is really hard, so it’s all relative.

The bad news…

To top it off you’ve been given false information. You’ve been told to find quality products. Next do some keyword research. Then to use these keywords to buy ads promoting the product. And sit back and collect the profits. But, it’s all wrong.

Forget keywords

Keyword advertising used to work. But keywords are too expensive now. Adapt and change…

A better way

There’s still hope. Follow this method and win again…

  • Get into CPA marketing
  • Do demographics research
  • Market on display networks

Start using CPA marketing

CPA stands for Cost Per Action. It’s much better than promoting a product. Because it doesn’t involve payment. You earn a commission for having them perform an “action”. Like completing a survey. And getting them to do this is so much easier.

Do demographics research

Keywords are no longer relevant (you’ll see in a minute). But demographics are highly important. First you select your CPA offer. Then hop over to Quantcast.com. And find your target demographic.

Use image ads

So you know what your promoting and you know who will be interested. You can target these exact demographics on display networks. And use images as your ads. And you don’t need to know or buy a single keyword. The biggest advantage is price. Image ad clicks are much cheaper.

Summary

This is a great way to make money fast. Because getting started in CPA is free. It’s much cheaper to do image ads than keyword ads. You can use demographics to target your ideal prospect. And you get paid for having them take a simple action.

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How to Build a Great Opt In List in 3 Steps

September 9th, 2010 · Email Marketing

You have figured out you need a good opt-in list. If you’re tired to seeing other people get rich off of opt in lists, now is the time to get going on your own. Sometimes you fail to make money even after extensive research about opt in lists and strict implementation of expert advice.

Actually, you might be losing dough. Even with a big list you may not make enough profit if you have too many expenses or not enough people actually making purchases from you. In a few months, you’ll look at your sales numbers and realize this.

So what is the problem? You may ask yourself how others are succeeding where you did not. Jumping the gun and pulling the trigger is the most common mistake. You pick an area in which you believe you’d be well received and which would make money. This is just not true. People will not automatically purchase your products just because you write to everybody on your list.

With this advice, you can pump life back into your venture even if you previously failed with your opt in list. These are 3 lessons for beginners on creating a high-earning opt in list.
One.  Gain your customers trust in you and your products. You don’t automatically become credible and accomplished just because you have an opt in list. Write several articles before you begin your opt-in list. Once you have your website, write about the topic you have learned and are using. From forums, you can gather information about what your customers want and speak to their priorities.

Become members of other forums too. Give out recommendations and advice from experts. You can create your own opt in list once you establish trust with people. You can gain users from other forums too. You can invite them to your list. Friends make very good customers. Let people get to know your business by including a link to your own site.

You don’t make money unless customers have faith in you. People want a good value when they are seeking products and services. Your recommendation to buy something  may not be persuasive if you are unfamiliar to your audience.

Two:  Fill a niche with a product that people desire. By offering a service and product that you’ve mastered you can succeed no matter what your background. Figure out what you need to invest in terms of money and labor and what your customers want to receive.

You may want to sell something you find interesting, but you have to avoid things that are very unpopular or that won’t make you enough money. With the proper research, you will see the profits coming your way. Your subscribers can help spread the word if you equip them with promotional material.

Three:  Network with other opt-in list people. This is very helpful in the case of people who have experience creating viable opt in lists. You can learn so much from others who have real experience in this area. There may be a lot of articles on the internet you can use, but these can’t compete with getting a first person account from a trustworthy source.

You can learn from the experience of those who are old hands at using opt in lists. The specifics may vary from person to person, but the general idea still applies. There are numerous pitfalls; these people can make suggestions on how to avoid them.

You can’t expect your opt in list to become profitable instantly. There are many ways to get ready to devote your efforts to this. As your list gets bigger, be sure to keep it clean and in good shape. Make sure it stays well kept. Keep your subscribers happy with their purchases even if you need to hire some help.

To learn more about list building, download my list building for newbies guide for free.
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Affiliate Marketing Revised

September 9th, 2010 · Internet Marketing

You’re dead wrong if you think you know anything about being an affiliate. Everything you’ve been taught is simply out of date. If you play by the old rules, you will lose this game.

The promise

You’ve probably heard how easy it is to start an affiliate business. And it is – sort of. There’s no doubt it’s easier than starting your own business. But starting your own business is really hard, so it’s all relative.

The bad news…

The worst part is that the information you’ve received is all wrong. The first thing you’re taught is to pick some great products. Next to look for easy keywords to target. Then buy some keyword ads that send traffic to the product. And sit back and collect the profits. But this just won’t work!

Forget keywords

This method worked a couple years ago. But the competition has shot the price of keywords through the roof. It’s time for a paradigm shift.

A better way

There’s still hope. Here’s how to win at this game.

  • Get into CPA marketing
  • Instead of researching keywords, research demographics
  • Use image ads

Start using CPA marketing

CPA stands for Cost Per Action. It’s much better than promoting a product. Because your visitor doesn’t have to buy anything. You earn a commission for having them perform an “action”. Such as filling in a form. And it’s much easier to get them to do that.

Utilize demographics data

Don’t waste time researching keywords (see below). So spend your time doing demographics research. First you select your CPA offer. Then hop over to Quantcast.com. And research what kinds of people will be interested.

Market on display networks

So far, you’ve got your CPA offer and your target demographics. You can target these exact demographics on display networks. Using image ads. And you don’t need to know or buy a single keyword. The biggest advantage is price. Display networks charge a fraction for image ad clicks vs. keyword ads.

Summing it up

This is powerful method to make money online. Because it’s free to get started in CPA. It’s much cheaper to do image ads than keyword ads. Display networks let you do demographics targeting. And your commission is much easier to earn.

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Affiliate Marketing Revised

September 7th, 2010 · Internet Marketing

OK, forget everything you know about affiliate marketing. The tactics of the past few years just don’t work anymore. If you play by the old rules, you will lose this game.

The promise

Unfortunately, you’ve been led to believe affiliate marketing is easy. This is partially true. There’s no doubt it’s easier than starting your own business. But starting your own business is really hard, so it’s all relative.

Here’s the ugly truth

The worst part is that the information you’ve received is all wrong. The first thing you’re taught is to pick some great products. Next to look for easy keywords to target. Then buy some keyword ads that send traffic to the product. And sit back and collect the profits. But this just won’t work!

Don’t bother with keywords

This method worked a couple years ago. But it’s just too competitive to use keywords now. So, throw it all away.

A brand new formula

All is not lost. Here’s a new method that works!

Start using CPA marketing

CPA stands for Cost Per Action. It’s far superior to product promotion. Because it doesn’t involve payment. You earn a commission for having them perform an “action”. Like completing a survey. And getting them to do this is so much easier.

Utilize demographics data

Don’t waste time researching keywords (see below). So spend your time doing demographics research. First, select the CPA offer you want to promote. Then hop over to Quantcast.com. And find your target demographic.

Do image ad marketing

Now you have your offer and your demographics. You can target these exact demographics on display networks. And use images as your ads. And there was no keyword research required. And you’ll save a fortune. Image ad clicks are much cheaper.

Summary

This is a great way to make money fast. Because it’s free to get started in CPA. You can buy image ad clicks for a fraction of keyword ad clicks. You can use demographics to target your ideal prospect. And you get paid for having them take a simple action.

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Affiliate Marketing Revised

September 5th, 2010 · Internet Marketing

Everything you think you know about building an affiliate business is wrong. Everything you’ve been taught is simply out of date. You need to adapt and change or perish.

You’ve been duped

You’ve probably heard how easy it is to start an affiliate business. And it is – sort of. It is the easiest business you can possibly start. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy.

The bad news…

To top it off you’ve been given false information. You’re told to pick one of more products to promote. Next to look for easy keywords to target. Then to use these keywords to buy ads promoting the product. And just enjoy the commissions. But this just won’t work!

Forget keywords

This method worked a couple years ago. But the competition has shot the price of keywords through the roof. It’s time for a paradigm shift.

The NEW game

All is not lost. Here’s how to win at this game.

  • Do CPA marketing instead of product promotion
  • Instead of researching keywords, research demographics
  • Use image ads

Start using CPA marketing

CPA stands for Cost Per Action. It’s far superior to product promotion. Because your visitor doesn’t have to buy anything. You earn a commission for having them perform an “action”. Such as filling in a form. Which is much easier than getting them to buy something.

Instead of researching keywords, research demographics

You’re not even going to use keywords (explained below.) Invest your research time into demographics. First, select the CPA offer you want to promote. Then go to a site like Quantcast.com. And research what kinds of people will be interested.

Market on display networks

Now you have your offer and your demographics. Display networks allow you to target demographics with your ads. Using image ads. No keywords required. The biggest advantage is price. Keyword ads are expensive, but image ads are still cheap.

Summary

This is powerful method to make money online. Because it’s free to get started in CPA. Image ads are cheap. You can laser target with demographics. And getting them to take an action is much easier than making a sale.

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