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Hot Affiliate Marketing Secrets

Jul 26th 2010 at 1:19 PM

One of the easiest and fastest way to generate income online is through affiliate marketing.
Affiliate marketing means that all you do is sendhits to someone else’s website,
they handle the sales, support and billing,
and you get paid 50% or more

Here’s just a few benefits

  1. You can get started almost immediately because you don’t have to
    make a product,
    set up a website and sales page,
    develop the website,
    create marketing materials,
    or do support, billing and maintenance.
  2. There’s no time required on your partbecause
    you don’t have to do the customer support or deal with billing or technical issues.
  3. You have nearly zero risk because you already know the product sells, because
    the product owner has already done all the research , development and testing.
    So you know that your traffic will result in sales.

Looking at these benefits, it’s clear that affiliate marketing is the way to go!

OK, but it’s not all rosy…

You work hard to send the traffic to the product owner’s website, but once you do that you will never see those visitors again.
Unfortunately, the majority of those visitors (at least 90%) will not buy on their first visit.
That’s fine for the product owner because she can sell to them again and again, but you can’t.

How can you avoid this pitfall?

What you need to do is capture the contact info of your visitors before sending them to the product website.
By getting their contact info, you can follow up increase your odds of making the sale by sending them back to the product owner’s website multiple times.
And if you’re a super star affiliate, you’ll provide high-quality content before sending them to the product website.

Here’s why you want to implement these affiliate marketing strategies:

  1. You’ll be building your own list of potential customers that you can market to again and again.
  2. You’ll be warming them up by providing valuable information and then casually linking to the product sales page in the context of this information.

In order to set a system like this up, you will need the following affiliate marketing tools:

  1. A lead capture page, preferably with video
  2. Several high-quality content pages
  3. An email series with at least 5 high-quality content emails

Instead of sending visitors directly to the product sales page, you’ll send them to your lead capture page first.
This page is where you collect your visitors’ contact info and add them to your autoresponder, which in turn starts sending them the multi-part email series.
After subscribing them to your email list, it redirects them to your content mini-site.

You content mini-site builds the good will, so that when you send them to the product sales page, they are in a buying mood.
And at the same time, the email series begins following up with them to get them back to the sales page, in case they don’t buy on the first visit.

There’s no doubt that it’s worth the effort to put a system like this in place, because doing so will increase your profits by 500% or more.
And after you get it all set up, it runs on total auto-pilot. You just refer people to your lead capture page, instead of the product sales page.

If you don’t have the time or expertise to set it all up yourself, you can use something like Affiliate Silver Bullet.
These kinds of services will build the whole system for you and then just give you a video squeeze page (with video), pre-written emails, content pages, etc.
The benefit is that it’s much less expensive then you could do it yourself, and it’s instantly set up.
The downside is that other people will be using the same affiliate tools as you. But the internet is pretty big, so this isn’t much of a concern.

The other route you can take is to hire people on Elance to create and implement the various aspects for you. Either way, it’s an important step that you need to take if you’re going to be serious about your affiliate marketing.

6 comments
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Jun 29th 2011 at 4:07 AM by bhavesh
Good info.
   
Oct 21st 2010 at 8:11 AM by blackfolder1
While agreeing with everything in your article, I would also add that joining the right affiliate program is very important! Some affiliate programs provide all or some of these tools to their affilaites. Finding a program that you can add your personal brand too and that will follow up on your referals automatically and provide you with your own list is very important. I know of one?
   
Sep 27th 2010 at 4:12 AM by elizabeths
i've much learn from you Cindy :) Mnay thank's sis :)
   
Sep 12th 2010 at 7:18 AM by zzoltan
Excellent article,thanks for sharing it.
   
Aug 18th 2010 at 2:36 PM by GTBulmer
Hello, Cindy: Thanks for sharing these hot Affiliate Marketing secrets! Everybody is looking for good ways to earn home business income and you have given us all some great ideas and direction. :-)
   
Aug 8th 2010 at 6:20 AM by mikecrei
Great info. Thanks for sharing it.
   

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