Archives:



Forex Affiliate

Blogroll:

  • 08Aug
    Affiliates Comments Off

    Website Or No Website…That’s The Question

    Do you want to make money through the Internet but you don’t have enough experience or capital to start your own online business?  You don’t have to worry, for a lot of online marketing options exist for you to start with.  One of these options, and shall I say the best, is affiliate marketing.

    Affiliate marketing provides first time online marketers like you the chance to market something online even without having your own product to sell.  All you have to do is to sign up with an affiliate marketing program, which is usually owned by an online merchant or retailer, and start picking the products you want to promote.  As an affiliate, you are paid by the merchant for your services on a commission basis, that is whenever you have directed a visitor to the merchant’s site and the visitor actually buys something.

    Becoming an affiliate in an affiliate marketing program is often quick and easy, and for most affiliate programs, signing up is also free.  But despite these and all the benefits being promised by affiliate programs, many people are still hesitant to get into affiliate marketing.  One of the reasons why a lot of people remain hesitant is the lack of a website to start marketing his affiliate products with.  This now leads us to the question of whether a website is required or necessary in affiliate marketing or not.

    Many people say that one can do affiliate marketing even without a website to start with.  Actually, one can really start promoting and marketing his affiliate products even without a website; and there exist a lot of ways on how this can be done.  In fact, many affiliate marketing strategies that leads to success can exist without actually needing a website.  Among these strategies are email marketing, offline promotions, writing e-books, writing ezines and engaging in online discussions like forums, chats, message boards and others.

    *Email Marketing

    Email marketing, or maintaining email lists, is actually the most popular affiliate marketing strategy that doesn’t require the affiliate to maintain a website.  In this affiliate marketing strategy, what you basically do is maintain a list of the email ads of your prospective customers and provide them with articles that are relevant with the affiliate products and programs you are promoting.  Articles that you provide your contacts with need not always be promotional, for many individuals find such types of email annoying.  Rather, it would be better if you provide them with something informative and just add small text ads that link to your merchant’s site.

    *Offline Promotion

    There are many ways on how you can promote your affiliate products offline.  Among the common medium used for such promotions are classified ads, brochures and flyers.  Classified ads would generally work better compared to the other two because classified ads in periodicals often get a wider audience.

    *Writing Free e-books

    If you have a knack in writing, writing an e-book can be the best way for you to promote your affiliate products in the absence of an actual website.  Just like in emails and newsletters, your readers would better appreciate your e-book if it is not too promotional but rather informative.  Be sure, however, to make the contents of your e-books relative to the actual affiliate products you are promoting.  And just like in email marketing, you can just place text ads or banners somewhere near the end of your e-book that links to the merchant’s site.

    *Writing Free Ezines

    Ezines are publications or articles that aim to inform individuals about a particular topic.  If you don’t have a website and yet want to be an affiliate, you can well use ezines to promote your affiliate products or to insert links to your merchant’s site.  If you have a website, your ezine article may actually work well as content for your site.  But since you have no website, you can just submit your free ezine articles to various websites that hosts ezines, like goarticles.com, ezinearticles.com and others.

    *Online discussions (Forums, Chats, Message Boards, etc.)

    With or without a website, you just can’t ignore online discussions because they are great venues for marketing your affiliate products.  In chats, forums, message boards and discussion boards with topics related to your products, you can easily find people who may be interested with the products you are promoting.

    With all these strategies, it may appear that one really doesn’t need to have a website to start marketing his affiliate products and promoting his affiliate programs.  Well, starting in an affiliate program without a website may be easy, but getting successful in affiliate marketing without a website is another thing.  While one can actually gain enormous success in affiliate marketing even without a website, it is a rare instance that “newbies” like you can reach the same levels of success.

    Having a website is not really a pre-requisite in entering into an affiliate program, unless otherwise the program owner would require you to have one.  But while this is so, I would still recommend that you have for yourself a website, if not now, then maybe at a later time.  Having a website creates a lot of advantages in affiliate marketing.  For one, it provides you a place where you can creatively promote not only one of your affiliate products but all of your affiliate products.  With a website, you can also advertise your affiliate products to a wider market.

    Again, having a website is not a requirement in affiliate marketing.  But with the advantages that a website can provide, I’d rather have one for myself and make affiliate marketing a lot easier for me.
    Website Or No Website…That’s The Question





    Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

  • 07Aug
    Affiliates Comments Off

    How to Drive Laser-Targeted Traffic Using Overture

    In online marketing business like affiliate marketing, no traffic means no sales. That’s the reason why most affiliates or webmasters easily shell out even big bucks just to get top rankings on the search engines. Once you are promoting a product or service in you web page, you need to have more visitors that can be potential consumers to your products and services. This is one of the fundamental rules to succeed in online marketing business. Here, you just need to start and get it right and you can do some things wrong but still manage to succeed. Don’t ever try to get it wrong because no matter how hard you work, you can never find yourself on the way to success.

    I guess everyone will agree if I said that obtaining enough highly targeted traffic is the key to success in affiliate marketing business. This method is proven to be effective if you’re promoting or reselling product or service online. One of the best and most secured marketing strategies that affiliate marketers can employ is the strategy of paying for performance. This means that your investments are used only on results such as additional sales and incomes.

    Let’s take a practical example. Paying for performance could mean giving a commission to a sales person only when new sale is made. This strategy assures you real profit because you can already compute the amount money you have to spend for every new sale made. Also, you can avoid spending any marketing bucks because every cent you use up has either come from sale or will generate a sale in the future.

    And one of the proven and most efficient ways of acquiring sales in affiliate marketing business is by drawing laser-targeted traffic towards your web site and converting them to sales by means of “Pay-Per-Click” Search Engines (PPCSEs).

    Overture claims to be the Internet’s best pay-per-click search engine. It is the world’s leading resource of Pay-For-Performance search on the web. And what’s more enticing about Overture? When you advertise in Overture Premium Listings, your site will absolutely appear in the leading U.S. search engines like Yahoo, InfoSpace, MSN, Netscape, AltaVista, Lycos and more. Plus, you can get the benefit of reaching more than 80% of active Internet users.

    PPCSEs like Overture can bring impressive sales because they permit you to pay for performance by means of attracting precisely targeted traffic to your niche. And this means people or site visitors who are actively searching for what precisely you are offering or selling. Overture’s secret is to drive laser-targeted traffic to your website by proposing or bidding on keywords that are related to the product or services that you are offering. And this strategy works this way: the more exact the keyword is, the better results you’ll receive and the less you’ll have to spend for each new sale.

    Overture drives targeted traffic by keeping you away from the general keywords that are very common and usually come expensive and by casting a wide net of laser-focused keywords that are more targeted, not so expensive, and with high conversion rate. I’ll tell you, attracting laser-targeted traffic through Overture is nothing but a “Win-Win” Situation.

    Overture’s strategy also allows your visitors to respond. And what’s important once you get your visitors to respond? Well, you are given a chance to develop lifetime customers that will patronize your product and will buy from you over an over again. Bear in mind that one-time sales can’t be a key in creating a highly-profitable business especially online. You can only achieve this through PPCSEs like Overture, which gets your site visitors to respond. And once it happens, you can constantly market and sell your products to them.

    Another tactic that Overture uses in order to gain laser-targeted traffic is to have a “Back-Up Response” for those who “almost bought” your product on the first visit. To successfully realize this, you need to market and advertise to them over and over again until you make them a new customer. Offer them an incentive so that they’ll allow you to advertise to them over a certain time span by means of e-mail or post mail. Here are some of the back-up responses which you can use: send a free e-mail newsletter, give a free catalog and offer a promo or sweepstakes which gives them the chance to win free merchandise.

    Other things that will surely attract lifetime customers to your site are offering valued customer discounts, giving seasonal and special offers especially to your repeat customers and any other incentives to purchase. Don’t get me wrong with this; the abovementioned strategies can surely develop a trusted relationship between you and your customers. Aside from patronizing your products over their lifetime, they may even refer others to you or to your site.

    To sum up, one of the most effective and secured marketing strategies that any businessman can utilize particularly those who are involved in online marketing is the approach of only paying for performance. And one of the most helpful online strategies to create more sales is by pulling laser targeted traffic towards your website and converting them to sales by means of Pay-Per-Click Search Engines like Overture.
    How to Drive Laser-Targeted Traffic Using Overture





    Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

  • 04Aug
    Web Traffic Comments Off

    Web Traffic: Do I really need it?

    Web traffic is one among the major needs of an online business owner. A web site will never exist and will not profit as well if traffic is not coming in.  When you have a good flow of web traffic, you are guaranteed to attain success and profits.

    Its just like having a store. It doesn’t matter how good you are as a salesman or if you have the best products, if no one comes in your store, they may never know. And even if you advertise, if your marketing strategies are weak, it could be buried beneath the other marketing schemes of other stores. This is especially in the Internet where there is stiff competition.

    New users are prone to commit mistakes on just wanting traffic or even joining a particular program that offers many web traffic promos. Most of them are useless. If a particular website does not make enough money, they will give up easily.

    However, most still try to pursue the business and eventually learn from the mistakes they made. They do not only need web traffic but a laser targeted web traffic. This means that the visitor will visit your site without actually forcing them because they are interested in the business that you are offering.

    The target web traffic will give you success. They visitor will love visiting your website because your site have all the things they want.

    The following tips will be very useful in attracting targeted web traffic:

    •    Start up by promoting your website. You can pay for some advertiser that can successfully promote your website.  Begin realizing that a big market that has high levels has many affiliate programs in the e-market business. If you are a beginner that sells books or software online, the easiest and cheapest way to promote your business is thru click bank. There are many successful e-book sellers who use the program.

    •    Add more quality content to your website as it will permanently increase your traffic level. Many search engines use this technique. You are not even required to create your own contents but you can use the free articles available online. You only have to choose an article that is related to your topic and is a public domain.

    •    You can also create your own web content, that also provides others with great information. You can put a small resource box at the end of the article that can be opened as a link to your particular site. In doing this, it is like putting the entire search engine as your link. This will increase the websites that are linked to you.

    •    Build you own mailing list. This is an effective way to have loyal visitors to your site. You should publish quality contents to your website to be credible. The visitors will trust your website and will be the first choice during a visit to the net.

    •    You should use the pay-per-click engines, as it will effectively increase your traffic. You only have to choose the keywords carefully; with keywords that are more specific, more visitors will visit your website. Keep in mind that you should get more visitor than what you pay for the clicks. You can track all the keywords that are entered to your site. Choose the most researched topic and place it as the keyword. This will bring you more web traffic and profit as well.

    •    Blogs are useful. It is the most effective way to links the visitors to your site. It is also useful in marketing and research purposes that drive the traffic to the pages of your site. You should make a blogset or 10 blogs. It should contain at least 250 words per blog and should use keywords that are specific or related to the target keywords.

    •    Pay-per-click is always an effective way to increase your visitors. You will be high-ranked because of the certain keywords that search engines look for. There are different portals of traffic that you can buy. Check the quality of the traffic they provide and if it can give you more profit.

    •    Do a press release by advertising your website. Participate in trade shows, seminars and special conferences. Learn more about the online traffic generating strategies. This can be a good alternative aside from pay-per-click engines.  You can also use magazines and newspapers to advertise your website.

    You need web traffic to profit a lot. You can use all the methods above to run your website successfully. Check some information over the internet to supply you with more knowledge about it. Learn more and be successful in you website business.
    Web Traffic: Do I really need it?





    Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,