Posts Tagged ‘affiliate marketing’

May 15th, 2018

Affiliate Marketing Success

by Rahimah Sultan

 

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Tom Dupuis, of Online Media Masters, discusses how to make money with affiliate marketing. In his article, so titled, he discusses how affiliate marketing works and the biggest success factors. This in-depth article covers setting up a blog, hosting, finding a niche, types of affiliate programs, affiliate market places, signing up, nofollow affiliate links, SEO, monetization of YouTube videos, and much more.

 

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January 18th, 2018

Internet Marketing Without a Website

by Rahimah Sultan

 

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If you want to market online and don’t want to build and/or maintain a website, there are plenty of opportunities to earn money online as an affiliate marketer – no website or blog required. Following are 3 options.

 

Forums
Whatever your niche, you should interact with like-minded individuals on forums and blogs. In forums you can put your affiliate link in the signature line, and on blogs place it in the comments.

 

When starting out in forums, you must follow the rules which will be stated, and you must interact and add helpful content. Don’t start mindlessly posting your link. That is spamming and you will be blocked.

 

Some forums don’t allow affiliate links in the signature, especially if you’re a new member. So, you can purchase a domain for your affiliate link. That way when a visitor clicks on your domain it will redirect to your affiliate link. This makes you look very professional, and you can use the domain in other places as well so that people get to know you. The more active you are in the forum, the more likely people are to view your affiliate link/signature. Warrior Forum, Digital Point, WickedFire, and Marketing Checkpoint are affiliate marketing forums.

 

For an affordable domain provider I recommend GoDaddy or Namecheap.

 

Hub Pages
HubPages is a popular revenue-sharing site that’s a great option to try your hand at affiliate marketing in a subject with which you’re familiar. Users create ‘Hubs’ that are filled with useful content, videos, polls, and other category-focused information. You’ll have hundreds of topics to choose from, ranging from art and design to weather.

 

Besides flexibility in sharing, HubPages has affiliate programs built right into their platform. As a ‘Hubber,’ you can easily take part in the HubPages Amazon Program and their eBay Program. This means you can create hubs that are almost instantly set up to be monetized!

 

Since HubPages is built on user-generated content, the more helpful your content the better your chances of attracting an audience. As your audience grows, you’ll stand a greater chance of making money if you’re sharing genuinely helpful content that links to products readers will like.

 

Note: Some areas do not allow affiliating with Amazon, due to multiple tax rates within the state.

 

Social Media
Social media offers a free way to share your affiliate link. You can place the link in your Bio, then create valuable content for your followers, and encourage them to visit your Bio link.

 

You can do this on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, to name a few. But remember, since you don’t technically own your social media accounts, you must follow the rules of each site regarding affiliate links.

 

No matter where you decide to promote affiliate links, you should always provide valuable content first and foremost and only include affiliate links when it makes sense. It’s also a good idea to use affiliate links only occasionally. Not everything you create should be for the sole purpose of making a sale.

 

Of course there are plenty of opportunities to earn income online without building and/or maintaining a website, but forums, HubPages, and social media offer you a great place to start.

 

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October 21st, 2017

Affiliate Marketing Strategy Steps

by Rahimah Sultan

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I ran across an article titled 10 Steps to a Successful Affiliate Marketing Strategy that laid out what affiliate marketers needed to do to succeed in 2015 and beyond? The operative words are…

 

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June 15th, 2017

Affiliate Marketing: Some Background

by Rahimah Sultan

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Affiliate Marketing is a branch of Internet marketing where the advertisement publisher gets paid for every customer or sale provided by him. Affiliate marketing is the basis for all other Internet marketing strategies.

 

In affiliate marketing, affiliate management companies, in-house affiliate managers and third party vendors are effectively utilized for E-mail Marketing and Search Engine Marketing for the success of the product. Web traffic can be traced with the help of a third party or owners of the affiliate programs. Originally, affiliate marketing involved lots of spamming, false advertising

 

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January 2nd, 2017

Affiliate Marketing

by Rahimah Sultan

 

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Affiliate Marketing is a branch of Internet marketing where the advertisement publisher gets paid for every customer or sale provided by him. Affiliate marketing is the basis for all other Internet marketing strategies
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Originally, affiliate marketing involved lots of spamming, false advertising, trademark infringement, etc. Since the invention of complex algorithms and advanced security, it’s safer to do business and shopping online. This even led to …  More

 
 
 
 

August 27th, 2016

Affiliate Marketing

by Rahimah Sultan

 

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Affiliate marketing is the basis for all other Internet marketing strategies. It originally involved lots of spamming, trademark infringement, false advertising and more. Now it is safer to do business online because of advanced scrutiny of terms and conditions by the merchants. As affiliate marketing opened up more opportunities, it also increased marketing competition.

 

Affiliate marketing was started on music-oriented websites. They placed a list of music albums on their site and paid others to put those links in their websites when a visitor bought an album through their site.

 

In affiliate marketing, the publisher incurs all the cost except that of initial setup and development of the program, which is incurred by the merchant.

 

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December 17th, 2015

Steps to a Successful Affiliate Marketing Strategy

by Rahimah Sultan

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I ran across an article titled 10 Steps to a Successful Affiliate Marketing Strategy that laid out what affiliate marketers needed to do to succeed in 2015 and beyond? The operative words are “and beyond.” The author states, “Many first-time affiliate marketers make the mistake of going one mile wide and one inch deep: trying to dominate forty niches in their first few years.” Marcus Taylor covers ten steps to a successful affiliate marketing strategy that include:
 
Using valuable content, building a brand that adds value to the customer, building a foundation of recurring revenue, and more.

 

He also says you should use more than one traffic source, have a mobile-friendly site, and find products that add value to the site’s readers and that also have the potential to increase the site’s revenue by an order of magnitude. In his “10 Steps to a Successful Affiliate Marketing Strategy” he points out the fact that affiliates need to be creative and outthink the competition.

 

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August 3rd, 2015

Affiliate Marketing: Some Myths You Need To Know

by Rahimah Sultan

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Are you a brand manager or a marketing director or the all-in-one head person of a start up? Maybe you are considering setting up an affiliate program for your business. There are some misconceptions about affiliate marketing—some myths you need to know.

 

One is that affiliate systems are quick and easy to manage. 2) You need to work in a very popular niche in order to make it work. 3) Affiliate marketing is an old strategy, 4) In order to have success your product has to be on as many sites as possible.

 

As far as affiliate systems being quick and easy to manage, there is a lot of competition. The problem of niches is solvable, affiliate marketing is far from being a thing of the past, and you do not need to have your products on a bazillion sites.

 

Steve Olenski debunks these myths in his article 4 Myths About Affiliate Marketing You Need To Know. There is a lot of competition in affiliate marketing, a lot of companies do not even bother because they think they have too small a market, link building is outdated, and the best thing about affiliate marketing is quality not quantity.

 

For an in-depth understanding of these points you can read the article here.

 
 

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April 19th, 2015

Affiliate Marketing Mistakes

by Rahimah Sultan

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Affiliate marketing is a great way for bloggers and other content creators to earn revenue; however, there are plenty of mistakes that can be made when first getting into this business.

 

New people tend to make affiliate marketing mistakes that can be avoided with a little know-how beforehand. Firstly, do not join too many programs. What you should do is select a few reputable networks and start small and focus on them until they start converting. It does not matter what the program is, success is determined more by the strategies used in affiliate marketing rather than the source.

 

You must invest in the proper resources, conduct tracking and know what your competitors are up to, while not copying them. It is also good to get advice from reputable companies.

 

Do not run too many campaigns simultaneously. Concentrate more on strategy and develop a broad knowledge of effective tactics before taking a shot in dark with several campaigns. Good publishers will pursue a strong working knowledge of industry tools prior to launching every campaign they are offered.

 

Not using SEO is another one of the affiliate marketing mistakes made by new comers. SEO is not dead, and it works because it simply connects consumers with the information they are looking for through the words or terms used to find it. Place ads and links exactly where a customer would go to find it.

 

Although you should not run too many campaigns at the same time, do not limit yourself to one category. There will always be spikes and lulls in sales and growth and diversification is necessary. Always remember that affiliates bring the consumers they reach back to the advertiser who is responsible for the actual sales transaction. Affiliates link consumers to products and services.

 

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April 5th, 2015

Refocus on Your Business Building

by Rahimah Sultan

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We are now into springtime which is a good time to revisit your New Year’s resolutions, especially if one of them was to start your online business or expand your current one. You can refocus on your business building now and get ahead of the upcoming summertime lethargy. Can you envision yourself with a spring in your step because you are making progress with your business or have at least started your online business? Do you have what you need to start or grow your business?

 

Do you need some guidance, some hand holding or some step-by-step actions to take? I know I did when starting out new online. Although I stumbled I still made progress. And then a couple of mentors entered the picture and helped me sort out just how to get things going the right way.

 

I started out with affiliate marketing and found out some things through trial and error. Although it was frustrating at times, I did not give up. Because I kept going I eventually found those mentors who were honest and willing to help.

 

Now is a good time to put that spring in your step and Refocus on Your Business Building

 

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