Archive for February, 2013

February 26th, 2013

A Home Business With Affiliate Marketing

by Rahimah Sultan

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One of the easiest ways to make money from home is through affiliate marketing. There are lots of companies online looking for ways to build their name (brand) while increasing their income.

 

Company Branding Through Affiliate Marketing

Branding through advertising can be very successful and incredibly high-priced. There are many companies willing to spend lots of money on advertising, and they are even more willing to spend that money on advertising that will really work well for them.

 

Affiliate Marketing Online From Home

When doing affiliate marketing online from home, the understanding is for you to place the company’s Ad on your site and you get paid a commission when there is a sale. The Ad that you will place on your site will be designed by the company. If a visitor clicks on the Ad and buys, you get paid whatever commission you agreed to with the company. Now, the sales have increased for the company, and you get money, as an affiliate marketer, for posting that Ad on your site. Both parties benefit.

 

Traditional sources for advertising such as TV, radio, newspapers, and the Internet can be very expensive. The advertiser always hopes to make the money back from increased sales of merchandise and/or services. Advertisers are going to pay for the Ad space, regardless of the number of sales. The one who runs the Ads is the only one who gains from this practice.

 

Selling Other People’s Products to Make Money from Home

Now, how do you get people to your Web site or blog? And, why should anyone go through your site to get to another company just so that you can make a commission?

 

The first thing you need to do is market your Web site or blog (weblog). Since the trend has been toward Internet blogs to get people interested in what you and others have to say, you have the perfect means for advertising. Just place the company’s Ads on your blog to increase recognition of the company site. If what they offer is similar to the information on your blog, i.e., there is some commonality, then you have the perfect opportunity to turn some of your visitors into customers.

 

Many Online sites are on the whole, gateways to online shopping malls, which are simply affiliate advertising sources where people visit and find what they’re looking for in one place. Although Web surfers do take the time to search for what they want online, there are those who prefer finding everything, basically, in one location.

 

Your earning capacity from affiliate marketing depends on the kind of Web site you have and the amount of traffic you receive to your site. To maximize your potential to make serious money from affiliate marketing, you can become affiliated with very successful companies, which offer a high commission arrangement or you can become affiliated with several different companies.

 

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February 18th, 2013

Do You Work From Home?

by Rahimah Sultan

 

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Do you work from home? The number of Americans working from home has jumped 41% since 1999.  As technology continues to evolve (enabling new access on mobile, social and collaboration), we can expect more growth in working from home.

 

While the work-from-home lifestyle brings significant perks, it’s not without challenges. You may not deal with the daily commute or rush-hour traffic, but there’s a new set of struggles that are unique to the home office. The following is a breakdown of the top four pitfalls associated with working from home and how to overcome them.

 

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February 7th, 2013

5 Common Mistakes Made By New Affiliate Marketers

by Rahimah Sultan

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You’ve just signed up for this fantastic new affiliate program. They have great products, free referral websites, training, pre-made ads for you to copy and the best compensation plan on the internet. This is the best affiliate program on the internet! Put a few ads out there and you’re on your way to becoming the next internet millionaire. Right?

 

Before you break ground on that big mansion on the hill, here are five common mistakes made by new affiliate marketers that you’ll want to avoid.

 

5. Believing the hype

And yes, I do mean the hype promoted by your own program. Those income projections that every program makes are just that, projections. You can make that much. Will you within your first few months of the program? Probably not. Look at this as a long term investment in your future, not a way to get rich quick. Believe in yourself and your ability to make your dreams come true. But don’t believe the hype.

 

4. Expecting instant results with little effort

Expect to work your business. And expect to work it daily. If you opened your own neighborhood store, you’d expect to have to go in to work daily, wouldn’t you? You’d expect to have to advertise and get people to come to your store. Well, you just opened your own brand new internet store, what are you going to do to make it work? How are you going to get people to come look at your product?

 

3. Lack of a plan and specific goals

You’ve probably heard the saying, plan your work and work your plan. You need to have a specific plan and clear, measurable goals. Many people join affiliate programs with the vague goal of wanting to make a lot of money. How much money? How quickly do you want it? (Try to be realistic here, making a million dollars in one month is not realistic.) Okay, you have your clear, specific goal. Now how are you going to get there. Again, think clear, specific steps here.

 

2. Advertising your affiliate link

Wait a minute, if you don’t advertise your affiliate link, how are you supposed to get sales and downline members? Create your own website that has a link to your affiliate program. Every affiliate for your program gets the same website that you do. You have to be able to make yourself different from everyone else. The way you do that is with your own website.

 

1. Quitting

You’ve been working your affiliate program for 2, 3, maybe even 4 months now with very little to show for it. You’re getting discouraged and beginning to wonder if this is worth it after all. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and figure out what it is you need to be doing. Learn more. Bug your sponsor and your upline members until they help you out. Don’t quit. No one ever achieved success by quitting. Neither will you.