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ABC Of Affiliate Marketing

Awareness: Always be aware of upcoming launches and try to get in on the ground floor of new products.

Blog: Make sure you have a blog set up and post to it frequently to attract more traffic. And be sure to find similar blogs and comment on them. Be sure to link back to your site while you are there.

Copy The Big Dogs: If you know of someone who is successful in the affiliate maketing field, make it your mission to find out what they do, and pattern your business model after theirs.

Develop Your Own Product: Put together a piece of software or an e-book or course to sell to others and set up your own affiliate program.

Enjoy Small Successes: You will not be successful coming out of the gate. It takes time, so take a minute to savor the little victories as they occur. First sale...first list sign-up...etc.

Find Profitable Niches: Their are literally thousands of ways to make money online. Find an underserved market, then find a product that appeals to them, and go get 'em.

Grow: Try to find the time to learn something new every day. You cannot keep doing the same exact thing in the same exact manner and expect different results. Grow with your business and your business will continue to expand.

Help Your Customers: Don't always be trying to sell them something. Offer them value beyond their expectations. This is the way to create loyalty.

Invest: You are going to need to invest some money in your business. Start with all the free methods you can find, but be willing to invest your earnings into the business for greater growth.

Join Forums: This is a great way to find out what is happening in your niche, and a great way to get backlinks.

Keywords: This cannot be taken lightly. Keyword research will determine your success or failure. Don't make the mistake of vague, general keywords for your marketing. Make sure they are laser focused on exactly what you are promoting. A few extra minutes here will determine your success.

Listbuilding: You've heard it before.The money is in the list. If you are unsure how to build a list...LEARN. Without a mailing list, you are in the ugly position of having to start over from scratch every single morning.

Make time for family: You've heard the saying "If Momma ain't happy, ain't nobody happy" Make sure you do not allow this business to consume your life. Take time to make time with your family so you have their support in your venture.

Niche Research: Most internet marketers get into the internet marketing niche, and most of them fail because there is too much competition. Stay away from it. Find a niche you are passionate about, and then market products to them. Something as simple as sweaters for dogs can be very profitable, if you are focused.

Offer Solutions: Jump into sites like Yahoo and answer some of the questions that are being asked. Don't try to sell solutions. Just lead the questioners to the logical conclusion that you are the "Go To" guy for answers, and be sure to leave your link.

Promote, Don't Sell: Nobody like to be sold. Your job is to promote the product to the point where consumers will follow your suggestions and click the link to the sales page. That is the only way you make money.

Quit Buying: You don't need to spend money on every product that hits the market. Stay focused on your main objective. Making money. Not spending money.

Remain Focused: It is so easy to get sidetracked on the internet. Simply checking your email and FaceBook can eat up tremendous amounts of time. You are your own boss, so be stern with your only employee.

Spread It Around: Don't put all your eggs in one basket. Don't have just one product you are trying to promote. Find multiple products in your niche and promote them all. You never know what the consumer wants, so make sure you have it or he will get it from someone else.

Traffic: Every day, make an effort to find a new way to drive traffic to your website. Even something as simple as posting one back link every day can pay large dividends down the road.

Unplug Yourself: As time goes by, you will acquire a tremendous amount of trash on your computer. Programs that don't work, outdated software, hundreds of images. This is all very confusing. Take a minute to clean it up. It will save you a lot of time.

Vanity: While a domain name like yourname dot com may seem pretty cool, it really will not help you in this business. Avoid the urge to buy that domain. Get a name that is very descriptive of what you are trying to promote.

Website: You have got to have your own website. Why anyone would want to go through all the trouble we do just to send a customer to somebody else's sales funnel is beyond me. Website creation is stupid simple nowadays. Build your site and drive traffic to it.

X: No idea what the heck to put for X

Your Goals: What are they? Do you have a clear idea of what you are trying to accomplish? "I want to make money" is not specific enough. Figure out exactly what you want, and what you need to do to get there, and then focus on that.

ZZZZZZZZ: Get Some Rest. This type of business is incredibly addictive. You will find that the hours fly by. Stay at your peak operating level by taking time to simply take time.

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Very well thought out and informative. Thank You.

  about 1 decade ago

Thanks Chuck for the ABC of Affiliate Marketing. Thanks for not overwhelming with information because there is a lot on the IH (information highway). I love how you listed necessary steps. Each step requires work and a lot of it . Nevertheless, anyone looking to get in affiliate marketing will have a road map.

  about 1 decade ago

Excellent and very helpful article! Thanks for writing it!

  about 1 decade ago
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