Learn how to Make Money Online
Learning how to earn money online is not difficult once you understand some basic principles and you get rid of the idea that you can become rich overnight, with some magic trick, or secret software that some internet guru has discovered.
“If they had, they are not going to be selling it to YOU!
We will begin by looking at some common mistakes that are avoidable and how to remedy them.
Then we will discuss ways of increasing your online income.
Are You Making Any of these 3 Mistakes?
Like all businesses, there are lots of pitfalls in the affiliate marketing business. Some of these more common mistakes can prevent you from making profits, and you may not even realize it’s happening. That is why it is better to avoid these errors from the beginning.
Mistake #1: Choosing the wrong affiliate programs
We talked a lot about choosing the right affiliate programs in an earlier post. So now let’s find out why it’s so important to your business that you don’t choose the wrong programs to promote.
You see, many people want to earn money from affiliate marketing as soon as possible, and I can’t blame them.
“Who doesn’t like quick cash?
But, in their rush, they tend to choose what I like to call a ‘bandwagon‘ product. They want this particular product because they think about the immediate demand without actually considering if the product appeals to them or their prospects or has any long term appeal.
So instead of jumping on the bandwagon, I suggest you try to choose a product your readers are truly interested in.
A quick way to find out if a product is in demand is to do a Google search for the product and see if anyone else is promoting it.
If you see, several Google ads on the side of the search results page you can be reasonably sure that there is a real market for the product.
On the other hand, if there very few or no ads for the product then this may be a sign of weak competition, and you may want to drop that product and move on.
On a side note, if there are too many ads for the product then your competition will be pretty stiff, and you may want to reconsider promoting it.
But market research is an entirely different subject than what we are discussing in this post so that we will move on.
Mistake #2: Joining too many affiliate programs.
Since affiliate programs are very easy to join, you might be tempted to join multiple affiliate programs thinking it will help you maximize your earnings.
“On some level this seems to make sense because what do you have to lose by joining Multiple programs?
While the idea of having multiple sources of income is a great, joining various programs and attempting to promote them all at once will only hurt your chances of success, because you will lose focus and it will prevent you from concentrating on the thing that will make you the most money and that is your reader
It is far better to focus your efforts on a select few than to try and stretch yourself too thin promoting every program you can find in hopes one of them will hit the mother load.
The best way in my opinion to get the results you want is by joining and promoting just one program at a time.
Ideally one that pays a 50% or more commission per sale. Then focus your attention on it until you see that it is making a profit, then join another affiliate program, preferably one related to the first one and repeat the process until you have a whole network of related products making you money.
The technique may take a little more time and effort on your part, but what you will end up with is a solid foundation for your growing business, and that is well worth the effort.
Mistake #3: Not Buying the Product you are Promoting.
As an affiliate, your main goal is to effectively promote a product or service and to find people willing to purchase it through your affiliate link. For you to achieve this aim, you must be able to relay to your prospective customers the primary benefits of that product or service. This is tough to do when you haven’t tried the product yourself.
“While you may still have success promoting products that you haven’t personally used or at least reviewed, you will never reach it’s maximum income potential unless you can honestly and convincingly recommend it”.
So, try the product or service personally first before you sign up as an affiliate to see if it’s delivering what it promises. If you do, then you will be well aware of its advantages and disadvantages. Your prospective customers will then feel the sincerity and truthfulness in your review of the product, and this will help encourage them to try it out for themselves.
There you have it. The three most common mistakes that many affiliate marketers make. Now you can avoid making the same mistakes. Remember time is the key.
Take the time to analyze your chosen affiliate programs and get a solid system in place for promoting them and then you will be able to maximize your affiliate earning and build a solid foundation for your business by providing information about what your readers are looking for and by having content that they want to see.
By fulfilling their needs and giving these visitors what they want, you, in the process of satisfying them, will earn revenue from recommending products and services that they freely elect to purchase.
Let’s Drive Some Traffic
OK, now let’s talk about some basic techniques that you can use to drive traffic through your affiliate links for maximum profits.
Recent changes with Google such as Panda, Penguin and Hummingbird has changed the old ways used to optimize SEO value of websites and what used to once worked are no longer useful strategies for getting Google Page Rankings.
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Then all you have to do is write informative content about your product or topic and include your affiliate link.
Blogs are an excellent way to drive traffic to your affiliate links. Blogs are very easy to create which makes them perfect for promoting affiliate programs.
Another great thing about using a blog is that the search engines, like Google love them and will regularly come by to index your postings. For this method to be effective you must be posting to your blog on a regular basis and be sure that you are strategically putting the relevant keywords in all your posts.
The more helpful and informative your content is are the more you will get noticed, and if done rightly, you will receive highly targeted free traffic to your blog that may click your affiliate links.
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Publishing a newsletter is another great way to drive traffic through your affiliate links. After all, people like to be kept informed. Publishing a free newsletter will help you give your prospects what they want, which is more information about your topic.
Do you best to keep you content tightly focused and include your articles, product reviews, and recommendations along with links to your chosen affiliate programs.
Try to publish your newsletter on a regular schedule. Once every two weeks is a good rule of thumb, and it will be a great source of traffic to your affiliate programs.
I’m talking about using PPC advertising to drive traffic through your affiliate links.
Pay Per Click advertising can be a very cost-effective way to get targeted traffic through your affiliate links when you know what you are doing. This technique has more of a learning curve than the other methods we have discussed, but it can also yield the fastest results when done properly.
The basis of pay per click advertising is pretty simple. Search engine such as Google or Yahoo will allow you to purchase advertising on a pay per bid basis. You get to choose how much you want to pay for a specific keyword. The higher bid, the higher your ad will rank on the search engine results page.
“If done right you can often get good keyword clicks for as little as a few cents per click”.
The downside to pay per click advertising is that it can cost you a lot of money, if you’re not generating any leads or sales.
That is why I recommend that you take the time to learn as much as possible before you invest a lot of money in a PPC campaign and instead learn how to get FREE traffic. You might like to see my traffic generation methods that is available for getting visitors to your website, without spending a fortune on advertising.
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Now Let’s Boost Your Affiliate Commissions!
Affiliate marketing doesn’t require product development, dealing with customer complaints or refunds or even having to deal with customer support and this is why it is one of the easiest ways to start online and to earn profits.
Assuming that you have followed the above steps and you have already chosen your affiliate programs and you are making money then here’s what you will want to do next.
How to double, or even triple, your commissions as quickly as possible?
If you answered yes to that, then you will want to use this…
Using videos can do so many great things for your affiliate marketing business.
It can help minimize miscommunications with your customers. By instantly showing them what they want and helping them clearly understand the product you are representing it will further reduce refunds and other common customer issues that may arise.
Another good thing about using video is that there isn’t too much that can go wrong.
You don’t have to worry about misspelled words or graphics not showing up when they are supposed to and the chances of your affiliate links being hijacked are almost non-existent.
Once you have a great video in place, then it is there at all times to visually show your prospects what you have to offer.
Most people don’t realize that there are many different paths to creating a successful online video, every website is different and you have many options.
Video gets even easier to utilize when you can take any article and create an audio/ video presentation or ‘sales letter’ and post it on your blog or website.
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So, almost anyone can create a video for their website or blog. Nothing is too difficult these days as there is a lot of low cost video creation software around. Of course if you want to know how to create video sales letters, to maximise the impact of your video message.
Essentially, the prime goal is to provide information to your visitor, not SELL to them. You are only promoting your affiliate links to your customers by making them feel as though you are providing them with a bit of convenience rather than an advertisement.
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