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Make Money with Affiliate Marketing – Part 1

Choosing a Good Niche
Considering how well affiliate marketing can be automated and how passive the income could be, it’s very easy to get excited.
But the bottom line is that the vast majority of people who try their hand with affiliate marketing have very little to show for the time, effort and energy they put in.

Target Customers

 

Where did they go wrong? 

More importantly, how can you avoid the mistakes that they typically make?

IT ALL BOILS DOWN TO PICKING THE RIGHT NICHE

What is a niche market? Essentially, it is a division of a mainstream market; it is a small market that addresses that needs of a specific group of people. Analyze what you are selling or what you want to sell. It should be in an area where you have gained good knowledge. It may have a wide appeal, but you need to focus on those it appeals to most.

For example, does your product appeal to musicians? That’s a pretty wide market. Now narrow it down. Who is most likely to be interested, singers or instrumentalists? From there you might want or need to narrow it down even further. For example, your product might appeal to musicians of a certain age, or musicians who favor a certain kind of music or even a particular type of vocalist.

After narrowing it down as far as you can, think of the most appropriate keywords.

Next use a site that tracks keyword usage (just search for “Free Keyword Tool”) to see if there are plenty of users searching for that kind of information. If there are enough potential customers and the competition is low, you may have found your niche.

Part 2 coming soon – Getting Free Traffic

Earning Affiliate Income

What is affiliate marketing?

Affiliate Marketing Blog Intro

Affiliate Marketing is a marketing arrangement by which an online retailer pays commission to an external website for traffic or sales generated from its referrals.
Although affiliate marketing is sometimes considered to be a grey area, somewhere between advertising and organic referrals, this hardly matters to the people who earn money in this way. Affiliate marketers’ greatest asset is their list (or audience): they are able to earn a revenue share only because of  the highly-qualified (relevant) traffic they can drive to someone else’s online businesses.

Why Affiliate Marketing Works

The people who create products or supply services are usually not going to be experts in the field of selling, or marketing. Rather than trying to learn how to do it themselves or pay someone to do it for them, it makes economic sense to use affiliate marketers who already have a wide audience to recommend products to people who have already bought similar offers. Even though commissions for digital products can be quite high, often > 50%, this is still a good deal for the seller. Once a digital product has been produced, there is no additional cost for extra sales, so 50% of each sale an affiliate makes is better than 100% of no sale at all. Right? So affiliate marketing works because it is a win-win situation.

How Affiliate Marketing Works

Affiliate marketers gain their success by cultivating a particular audience and developing a rapport with them. Some of the tactics used are:

  • Establish themselves as an expert in their industry
  • Sharing their  stories, about particular products or services they’ve used themselves & found to be helpful to them
  • Publish reviews of products or services
  • Create in-depth buying guides that compare several similar products or services
  • Offer special discounts to their list members for the products or services they promote

I’ll be following up with more about this topic in the next few weeks as I review current ways to make extra money online.

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Whether you want to learn more about WordPress for yourself or looking to start or expand your home business, have a look a this new, easy to sell, product that's in big demand take a look at this PLR offer.

If you are interested in the business opportunity, be assured that this niche is in high demand – this type of training is searched for a staggering 250,000 times each month! Now, for a very limited time you can grab the Private Label Rights to an entire collection of WordPress tutorial videos for  the LOW (time-limited) price!

To help get your new business up and running very quickly, as well as the videos you get an excellent website and marketing package to sell them from. At the price currently offered, honestly, it's a real gift!

Grab your copy now before the price jumps!

Best wishes for your success

Trish Findlay

P.S. I almost forgot to mention that the package also includes a truly kick-butt sales video designed to pull in maximum conversions – make sure you checkout the demo site to see it.

Something FREE to Bring You Extra Income

FREE Monthly Websites

Hi everyone

Here’s how you can get the most out of a program called FREE monthly website:

Free Monthly Websites, in my opinion is one of those programs you either know what to do with or you don’t. I will now show you how you can get the most of it and why Free Monthly Websites is such great tool which can earn you an extra income stream to your business for a long time to come.
 

The Three main categories we need to concentrate on here are:

1, Selling eBooks

2, Writing articles

3, Affiliate promotions

When you first login and download your website follow the tutorials which is very easy to do and eventually get your website onto your webspace. You are presented with a very nice well designed Adsense website.

What can you do with this free website? Well to be honest the free website has duplicate content so you can rule out getting to the top of the search engine rankings, the premier websites are a different kettle of fish all together but I will get to those in a moment.

Take option 1 above ‘Selling eBooks’
if you sell eBooks especially PLR (private Label Content) conversions, you will find Free Monthly Websites have a rather large variety of websites that correspond with a lot of the PLR out there (if you are a premier member you get a bonus PLR eBook). All you need to do is upload your eBook to a convenient location on your webspace and place a few corresponding links inside your PLR eBook for example:

I have a weight loss eBook and a small paragraph saying “there are 100’s ways to lose weight which can be found in various forms from Books to television to fitness programs bla bla bla” you could not take this small paragraph and insert your Free Monthly Websites website link in a prime location for instance “there are 100’s ways to lose weight which can be found in various forms from Books to television to fitness programs the best resource I found is at www.yourfreemonthlywebsites.com/fitness_website”

Now imagine you done this to all your eBooks! Simply take a little time upload your Free Monthly Websites website to your webspace then reopen your PLR eBooks and insert the relevant hyperlink which corresponds to your website and there you have it. For about 2 hours work you have created an income stream for life. Now imagine you have 50 PLR eBooks doing the rounds on eBay or your blog. Your AdSense revenue is going to creep up and up until you are earning a very respectable income. It’s a simple case of wash rinse repeat.

Option number 2 is even easier.
I know most of you will at some point, or already do write articles and submit them to relevant article directories. Well why not try writing an article about one of the subjects related to Free Monthly Websites? Upload your website to a location on your webspace, place the link in your article and there you have it, submit to article directories like:

http://www.articledashboard.com/

http://www.articlebasement.com/

http://ezinearticles.com/

http://www.goarticles.com/

And another income stream will start.

The third option is a little different. Using your Free Monthly Websites affiliate link to promote the website and earn a potential $98.50 per referral. You can place your link in the websites provided for you and in the eBooks you sell and articles you write this can generate a missive earnings income of $98.50.

So with your website up on your webspace and your eBook on eBay and your articles in the article directories, you will be well on your way to earning a nice income from a free resource.

I mentioned earlier your Premier Members website.

These are a fantastic resource and are worth every penny for the simple fact you receive a private label eBook and 20 articles with every Premier Membership website every month. Not only can you use the eBooks and articles in the ways I have explained, you can key word optimize your website for the search engines, change the content and make your sites as original as you like. In other words you have full edit rights. So if you imagine directing a visitor to your Premier Website via an eBook or article, they will find a fully edited site with offers and affiliate links promotions, and even an Aweber signup box (which you can integrate with a little HTML knowledge) which in turn will create more revenue and more subscribers for you.

My recommendations are if you have a few hours to spare get started with this and you will soon see a Google AdSense income. If you use the Premier Websites, you can place affiliate banners, Clickbank affiliate links and Aweber signup box on your site as well as edit all your own content via an easy edit control panel..

If you are going to move into this business, I recommend you take the Full Premier Websites Access!

Here's the link again where you can learn more and get your own FREE monthly website:

Thank you for reading this review.

Best wishes
Trish
      

Tips On Beginning Your Own Home Business

There are a lot of things to consider when you work from home. If you need help getting through the do's and don'ts of a business you run out of your home, then this article will give you the help you need to understanding how to make it successful.

Commit yourself not to decisions but to action. Starting and growing a home business does not follow a linear path. It zigs and zags and requires constant flexibility. There is no way to make all the right decisions up front; you just have to jump in and start doing. Commit to action everyday, and have faith that you will be able to make the right decisions each time choices come up. 

There is no one product or service that everyone is going to need, want or be happy with. Do not try to morph your business to make everyone in the area happy. Concentrate your energy on the consumers that are interested in the things that you have to offer to them.

Provide transcripts of any video or audio you post about your home business products or services so that search engines can index it and customers who can't see or hear can read it. Making your content accessible to the widest possible audience will open you up to getting leads from any demographic.

A great tip for your home business is to try to include a gift or surprise with every order that you send out. This will speak volumes for you and your company and give customers a reason to come back to you. The personal touch is critical with your success.

Another great tip for your home business is to pay your takes throughout the year instead of waiting until tax time. This will keep you from being hit with an unexpected amount of money during tax season which might potentially hamper your business. Check with the Tax Office for specifics on how to properly submit your taxes quarterly.

Take advantage of new technology that allows you to charge credit cards from home. Most people want to pay with a credit card, so invest in a product that will easily let you do this. Many companies have figured out how to make this very affordable for home businesses.

To help promote your home business, consider joining forums that are related to home business generally and your own niche in particular. This is a great idea because you will be able to get free advice and many tips or tricks that you might not have been exposed to otherwise. Do your research on which forums benefit you the most.

People can't be bothered clicking through a hundred pages on a website to find out what your home business is about, so feed it all to them on the front page. Include what you do, who you are, quick testimonials, a photo of yourself or your product, and how to contact you, and your leads will skyrocket.

As was stated at the beginning of this article, having a home business requires a lot of work and follow up in many different areas. The tips and suggestions here should help anyone who has or is hoping to start a home based business make it more successful.