Sunday, 8 July 2012
Affiliate Marketing Tips If You Are Just Starting Out
It’s a fact that the overwhelming percentage of online marketers, including affiliate marketers, are making very little to no money whatsoever. That’s because many of them don’t take consistent action, which leads to big mistakes. In this article we’ll go into some areas of affiliate marketing where a lot of people seem to have trouble.
What would be your guess as to the nunbers of marketers online who use email list marketing? The number is very small. In case you really don’t know, doing email list marketing from a solid knowledge base can totally change everything in your business. You have to make sure that you’re not losing on prospects/customers by grabbing there contact information when they visit your site. List building allows you to lessen the impact of visitors leaving without buying anything. Without trying to get their contact details then once they’re gone, it’s forever. With a list you will have many more opportunities to get your marketing message in front of them as well as more than one product promotions. But remember, the more targeted your email list is, the higher returns you will get. The best way to build a targeted email list is to offer your visitors a free product such as a free report or an ebook that they can download in exchange of your email address. You can offer them anything you think is valuable and worth it. But make sure it is good quality information and not trash, and also it needs to be something that relates to your market and your product, or service. It’s important that they become interested in you and begin to trust you.
Quality is almost always more important than quantity, it depends on what you’re doing, but with affiliate marketing you want quality. Of course one of the things we’re talking about is the quality of the products you promote. You don’t want to get into a situation where you’re marketing so many things that you cannot do a good job of it. So of course you’ll want to just pick a few and then make them profitable, and after that you can add more. Never have so many campaigns going that you cannot handle it, time or money wise. You might get lucky here and there, but eventually, that’s about it. We have said for a very long time that using the principle of testing is the intelligent way to build and become profitable. Talk to people in a good business forum for IM where Sky Builder is discussed, and you will find there are tons of ways to apply the principle of testing. Who will ever know why people in business do not do the things that will help them to make more money.
If you are working on your first website or marketing campaign, just stay cool, calm and proceed deliberately without getting in a huge hurry about it. Very often what is in your best interest and what you will eventually do can sometimes diverge. The extent of what will be involved in any test situation will be determined by your primary method of marketing.
What many people do when they just want to get an idea about possibly using anything new on their site is test somewhere other than the home page. No discussion about testing would be complete without mentioning how critical tracking is so you can have metrics to analyze.
If you can get in the habit of taking as much action as possible each day, then you’ll be cultivating a powerful work ethic. Take action like never before, and don’t get struck by analysis paralysis. You have zero chances of success, with anything really, unless you take action and have solid information. Too many online marketers are scared stiff about making mistakes in their business, and that is a huge mistake because the very best marketers still make mistakes – so just don’t worry about it. Try to avoid getting hung-up on buying expensive courses and getting bogged down with learning, just learn enough to get started and press on with action.
All in all, affiliate marketing is not rocket science. Like everything else, you have to learn about it, and then you have to do… or take action – but you can make money. There are lots of successful marketers and the only thing they do is affiliate promotions.