Work Online from Home

Work Online from Home

Let’s Begin With – Why work online from home? 

Well, the biggest reason is that there are some 3 billion people who are searching for information and looking for solutions to problems online. Working online from home and getting in front of some of these people would be a smart business to be involved with.Work Online from Home

So how can we do that?

With affiliate marketing, there are many ways in which you can do this. Most of the techniques and tactics can be learned easily at Wealthy Affiliates, and there is no need to go anywhere as they are available online, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and you can learn all you need to know. (I will talk more about them soon).

In the meantime let’s now look at the biggest fear/problem people have to work online, and that is SELLING…

How to Sell?

Expert salespeople and successful marketers know and understand the importance of selling the problem first, which is why they always start off by describing the problems that their product or service is the answer to.Work Online from Home

By doing so they ensure that they have a ‘target’ audience for the solution they are proposing. Then once they have identified potential customers they then proceed to unearth the potential clients ‘hot buttons’ and this is usually achieved by asking questions or in the case of online marketing, presenting the proposal in a helpful and customer focused way.

Unfortunately, most salespeople and marketers jump right into selling the features and benefits of their product, or service without taking the time to understand if the prospect even has a need for the solution they are presenting.

So to sell something successfully, you should always “sell the problem BEFORE you sell the solution!”

So creating an affiliate website is not about selling. Instead, it’s about giving your readers accurate information and presenting real solutions to problems.

How to Provide Information?

One way to present information is through the use of product recommendations that actually provides a real solution to a real problem.

When you are recommending products this way, there are some things to remember in how to make this type of product promotion work to your advantage. 

Do not be afraid to mention things that you do not like about a given product or service. Rather than lose points, this will make your recommendation more believable and will tend to increase your credibility. If your visitors are really interested in what you are offering, they will be more than happy to learn what is good and what is not so good about the product and how it will benefit them.

Most top selling marketers know that this is one of the most effective ways in promoting products because if the customers or visitors trust you enough, then they will also trust your recommendations.

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Another thing to remember is to avoid hype at all costs. It is better to sound low key and confident than to scream out and seek attention.  Remember; prospects are not stupid. They are actually turning to the internet more and more and are asking experts and many already know the things that you know. 

Buyer resistance diminishes in direct proportion to trust. If your visitors feel and believe that you are an expert in your niche and are trustworthy, they are more inclined to make a purchase through you.

Also, before you recommend a product, you should at the very least have given it a try and have tested the products support service. Do not run the risk of promoting junk merchandise and services. Just remember that it takes a long time to build credibility and trust among your visitors, and this can all be destroyed by one small mistake on your part.

There are 3 things you need to do to be successful Online:

1. Use unique pages to promote each separate product you are marketing. Do not lump all your promotions together. It is best to have a site focusing on each and every product and nothing more. Always include product reviews on the website so visitors will have an initial understanding of what the product can do and it always good to read about experiences from users who have already tried the product.

You should write articles highlighting the uses of the product and make the pages attractive and include a call to action. Each headline should attract the readers to read the content. 

2. Offer free reports to your readers.Try to create autoresponder messages that will be mailed to those who input their personal information into your sign up box.

Only two things can happen when they read your web page. A sale or the prospect leaving never to return again. By following up with useful information, you will remind them about the solution to a problem they thought they had.

Be sure that the content is directed toward specific reasons to re-look at the product. Do not make it a sales pitch. Focus on important points like how the product can make life easier and more enjoyable.

3. Make sure your traffic is targeted  If the person who visited your website has Work Online from Homeno interest in what you are offering, they will move on and never come back. So begin with writing articles and posts focusing on your target customers and that way you will only get initial interest from people who want what you are promoting.

Always remember that on average only 1 out of 100 people are likely to buy your product or services. If you can generate as much as 1,000 targeted hits for your website in a day, that means you can make 10 sales, based on that average statistic.

In affiliate marketing, you should make it possible for people to contact you or, at least, be able to leave a comment and you such always have an ‘about me‘ page, so they know you are real.

How to Create a Website for free?

If you decide, you want to learn how to build a free website and turn it into an online business that thrives you have indeed found the right place to do it. You can get help every step of the way ensuring that you never go wrong because the people at Wealthy Affiliate are dedicated to helping you succeed online as you work to make your mark in the world.

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You get to build TWO websites and undertake some exceptional training as part of the free membership program. Take a test drive here. It is truly the best way to go when you want to be able to get a quality website without paying anything.

Just click the image to the right to see a video on how to create a website in under a minute.

You can sign up for the free starter membership. You don’t need any credit card there are no catches, no spam, and it’s really is free. Just sign up (Click on the image below) and you can quickly set up a fully functional WordPress website in less than a minute.

Using Video to Skyrocket Affiliate Commissions

Ok, now let’s talk about how you can increase your visitor engagement and that is by using videos. Let’s face it using video is HOT!

Being able to give your customers something they can see and hear can increase your online sales. There is nothing else that comes close to the persuasion power of a well-designed video message. You will find that it has become the medium of choice for many online marketers.Work Online from Home

After all, what better way to wow your prospects than to record and publish a high-quality video. When done right this technique will have your customers eagerly wanting to buy the products you are promoting.

Believe it or not, you don’t need extensive training, expensive equipment or complicated software make this work for you. Almost anyone can learn how to create stunning videos that viewers will love.

Also not to mention ALL the free traffic you can get by uploading it to sites like Youtube and Google Video.

If you aren’t using video to promote your affiliate programs I highly recommend you give it a try and while there are many software programs that you can use to accomplish the task you may want to check out the Video Marketing Made Easy book that’s available here, that will help you learn everything you need to know about creating your own videos.

If you enjoyed this article “Work Online from Home” please feel free to share socially or leave a comment below.Work Online from Home

Oh… and if you do leave a comment, I will reward you with a free copy of my 60+page ebook; Video Marketing Made Easy. So please accept my bribe and leave a comment. The book is awesome as are you for leaving a comment – Thanks!

About Peter

An International Speaker, Writer and Internet Marketer, living in Shanghai, China, teaching Business / English at a Chinese University and making a difference to the world, bringing you great information and recommending awesome products that will make earning online while living internationally - a breeze. http://onlineaffiliatewealth.com

18 comments

  • Chris Towers

    Great information here thank you.

    I think to have a business online a website is an absolute requirement.

    Some people tend to believe they can make money simply by passing around affiliate links to other peoples domains in the hope they will make sales.

    Having a niche and knowing how to market that niche is important. At the end of the day you need a base which provides information.

    Nobody will simply click on a link and buy something because you say it is good. They want to read and learn from you before they will commit to buying anything.

    You provide great information here and something we can all look to in order to get ahead online!

    Many Thanks

    Chris

    • Peter

      Hello, Chris There are many ways in which you can learn about making money online. However I have fund that most of the techniques and tactics can be learned easily at Wealthy Affiliates, and there is no need to go anywhere as they are available online, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and you can learn all you need to know and they are a great place to get the education you need to make a living online and I highly recommend them. Thanks for your comments. 🙂

  • Nahim

    It is really important to target an specific audience. That ensures you, that you will be able to give that specific group of people exaclty what they are looking for. Give you audience quality content and remember, that getting a lot of traffic in your website can take time, so be patient.

    • Peter

      Hello, Nahim Yes I agree with you, it’s important to focus on your audience and give them what they want and to keep them engaged. Thank you for your comments 🙂

  • Derek Marshall

    HI there Peter,

    Thank you kindly for that first class tutorial, well that is how I am taking this article. I am a semi-experienced blogger and for sure I know what I am doing but this post was lovely refresher on some of the finer points that need to be drilled in.

    I think most newbies should get rid of the “it’s hard” or “you need to be an IT guy/gal” and focus on content and helping people, that all I do. Sometimes a review of a product to help people or I feel that can help my readers . No diamond is perfect, so every product will have it;s flaws tell to your readers what you think the flaws are, perhaps those flaws are not important to your readers and they will buy anyway.

    “Coca-cola, it great, delicious, tasty well priced and easily found and quenches your thirst. But be careful, especially if your are diabetic, or at risk of becoming diabetic as it contains a lot of sugar” how hard was that ? how factual and honest was it? how helpful?

    • Peter

      Hello Derek I agree with you it’s not hard to write good, relevant and honest content. You just write what YOU would like to read about a product or service. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly so you can make an informed decision so its the same thing you should do for your readers too. Thank you for your feedback on this 🙂

  • verna8767

    Hi Peter,

    Thanks for the great information you wrote. It will definitely help me when I start my online business.

    I was wondering about the free products that I should give to readers. What kind of things would that be and how do I get them?

    I am also interested in using videos. I have never done it before, but I’m sure I could learn. What do I need for that? I only have a very, very small budget. Is there any way I would be able to get tools that are free for me to make videos?

    I saved your articles so I can refer to it again because your tips were really good and I know I will need to see them again as I begin my online business.

    • Peter

      Hello Verna Firstly thank you for leaving a comment and because you did I have sent you a copy of Video Marketing Made Easy where you can find a ton of resources (some free) for making videos and to help you with video marketing. Secondly I also thank you for bookmarking my site for future reference.

      To your future success Enjoy 🙂

  • clems

    Hi, Peter,
    What an amazing site you have here, absolutely love it, tones of information, cant agree with you more on the Three things you need to do to be successful online, you nailed it all.
    Legitimate online income seekers will surely find all your information valuable.
    Keep up the good work, Peter!

    • Peter

      Hello Clems Thank you for your compliment and pleased you liked my site. Appreciate your comments Thank you 🙂

  • tatihden

    You have some really great advice in this post. I am new to affiliate marketing and I am still struggling with it. There are days when I feel so good about it and other days not so good. I have some posts on my site but do not have enough time to write new post frequently. How do you think this will affect my site?

    • Peter

      Hello Tatihden Google is constantly crawling your site looking for updated information so if you refresh your site regularly google will rank it higher due the fresh quality content so yes over time it will affect your site. Sometimes I prewrite a number of posts and then post them on a regular bases to mainain consistenty with Google. thanks for your comments 🙂

  • Christine

    I really want to do this but am really nervous too. It all seems so overwhelming. I want to market learning toys, but does that mean that the only things that I should have in my posts is one particular toy, game or craft for each post? And does that mean that the only thing I should market on my site are ones that I have created a review for? Hope you can understand what I’m asking here because I know I’m not expressing it very well.

    • Peter

      Hello Christine Yes being overwhelmed in the beginning is normal so don’t worry ha ha. With Wealthy Affiliates you will be taken through the steps one at a time and you just follow along and things will become clearer as you go along and you can do it all at your own pace.

      You move on as you are ready and having something you want to promote in mind already is a good thing. It’s not difficult to make money from something you are passionate about but the first thing to do is to learn what you need to do to promote online.

      Take a look at Wealthy Affiliate as it costs nothing to begin and test it out for yourself.

      Thank you for your feedback and I look forward to hearing of your future success. 🙂

  • Michael Maamari

    Ahh the dream…to hopefully one day wake up on a glamorous yacht surrounded by ten supermodels while I drink incredibly expensive champagne and chow down on some caviar (spelling it right? not sure)

    Thanks for the informative post! It would be a dream to work from home. My friend’s cousin makes websites or something and he travels all around the world and just works from his laptop!! What a lucky guy! I’m open to anythighn at this point. Thanks again for the information and I’ll definitely check it out 🙂

    • Peter

      Hello Michael Well all dreams can come true BUT they must first start somewhere… and that usually requires work. So you can either work for someone else or you can work for your self. With working online you won’t make a fortune overnight but you will wake up one day and not have to actually to go to work if you work hard enough in the beginning… Thanks for your comments and I wish you much success. 🙂

  • alexey

    Hey, Peter it’s Alexey!

    Really liked your article. I work online from home with my laptop and I absolutely love it. I could not agree with you more on your statements about how to sell online and enjoyed the article very much and I really liked the three things you mentioned that you need to do to be successful online and I agree with you there also.

    You are doing an awesome job for your readers and I am SURE many people will benefit from this article, and thanks for the opportunity to get a free copy of your video marketing made easy book!

    • Peter

      Hello Alexey Thanks for your comments and feedback. leased you enjoyed this post and hope you also enjoy the book. Thanks again for your comments 🙂

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