Monday, December 11

Affiliate Marketing For Newbies

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Everyone is trying to start a business Online. Then those who have websites, whats the 1 thing you see the most on all websites? Affiliates. Google (Adsense), Bidvertiser, Adbrite, Linkshare, Share-a-sale, Banner here, Banner there, You Name It.

It’s All about Affiliate Marketing – (Wiki) “is an Internet-based marketing practice in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought about by the affiliate’s marketing efforts. It is an application of crowdsourcing. Examples include rewards sites, where users are rewarded with cash or gifts, for the completion of an offer, and the referral of others to the site. The industry has four core players: the merchant (also known as ‘retailer’ or ‘brand’), the network, the publisher (also known as ‘the affiliate’) and the customer. The market has grown in complexity to warrant a secondary tier of players, including affiliate management agencies, super-affiliates and specialized third parties vendors. ”

So they then Join Affiliate Networks – (Wiki) “..acts as an intermediary between publishers (affiliates) and merchant affiliate programs. It allows website publishers to more easily find and participate in affiliate programs which are suitable for their website. ”

Then the Question are, “Do I want to Sell Something for other?” or “Do I want to make a store at home and sell from my garage?” or “Do I want to offer a Service?” All those can be Affiliate Marketing. But what’s in High Demands? What might be in high demand in the real world, would not always be in high demand in the virtual world.

Well, a couple of services I can tell you is in high demand……WebMasters, Web Page Designers, SEO’s (Search Engine Optimization). Something I just started with, and waiting, hoping, praying for the results. The result to make a little extra money in this hard economy, during these hard times. OR, Better Yet, Retire and work from home (About 80% American Dreams). I’ve Tried many different things/ways. Some of my sites are: The Halloween-Master, AffiliateNetworkSite (Has Articles, Forum, Link Directory, Tools, and Many More), PetCemeteryOnline, NationalPeopleSeeker (People Search), and a Casino (Which I got rid of). They are doing So-So, but nothing to get excited about.

That’s the next thing, what to sell? You just have to do some research and do some Trial and Errors. Now, I’m making a website to just help others. Offer Free Tools, Domain, Hosting, Templates, Banner Creator, Affiliate Networks (The Top Ones), and even my services to Create/Design a website for Them (Free).

Starting it at At the Affiliatenetworksite is a Forum. If you sign up and look under the Members area, it will tell you how to contact me for Free Service as well. About 90% of the emails goes into Junk and Never gets read, Unless it has something in the Subject Line. Weeds out the Spammers.

But, as for You… Do you have that wonderful Idea and not sure on how to submit it? Or want to try it out without investing anything?? That’s my whole goal. To get a group together and to help out with Marketing. If you are looking for help, Join the Affiliate Marketing Network Forum. Right now, it’s rather a ghost town, since it’s new, BUT, I do check it on a Daily Basis. We will talk about how you can use Social Marketing, SEO, The Do’s/Don’ts, Tips/Tricks, and Many. Doesn’t cost anything. It’s all Free, just a little of your time which is all that’s required. But some don’t want to invest the time and would rather pay a Professional Web Page Designer, which is ok (That’s where you come in as well).

If you would like to check out the Article Site, go to We will also help you setup the highest paying Affiliates and Affiliate Networks.

STEP #1 Deciding

What do you want to Do?? Sell Product(s) – Direct, Sell Product(s) – Affiliate, Sell Service(s) Through you or for someone else. Write Blogs and add Advertisements on it, Write Articles. This is something that YOU want to do and would enjoy doing. All this is not going to happen overnight, it’s going to take time. So it needs to be something that you are not going to get bored really quick. Once you’ve decided, sit down with a Plan. How are you going to do it? How is it going to Look? Do people Need these Items/Services? Is it in High Demand? Once you feel Secure about what you want to do, then you move onto the next step.

STEP #2 Location and Setting Up

Now that you’ve decided what you’re going to do, the next step is Location, Location, Location. Figure out where you want to setup your Site. There are Many Places to go to. Some are Free, which requires their advertisements on your site and some are cheap and can get good deals, such as . Once you’ve decided where to go, then start creating your site. Ask around if you need help. But don’t pay HUGE $$ For some small service since a lot of people are willing to help you out for nothing. Once you’ve Uploaded your page to your location, Look around for Affiliate, Ads, Exchanges or anything that can earn you Extra Money. Some Recommendation: * Google Adsense * Shareasale * Commission Junction * Adbrite * ClickBank Anything that pays 20%+ Commission. Just look around.

STEP #3 Getting the Word Out

Now that you have everything up and running, now you need to get the Word Out. Start with, Forums. Be active at Forums and add your Link to your Signature.

Social Networking. Facebook, Myspace, Hi5, Twitter, Whatever you can find.

Articles. Write articles and submit to Several Article sites. Be sure to add your Links in the Article and under the About The Author. If you are not Good at writing Articles, you can pay someone $15 to write a 1 Page 750 Word article about whatever you want them to write about.

Banner/Link Exchange. Not only does that help to bring in Traffic, but also helps with Backlinks and Page Ranks.

Comments. Go to other Blogs, Articles and Submit Comments. Most commenting places will allow you to add your Website on it. Don’t spam though. Post something simple, Like “Interesting Info, Thanks for Sharing.” Heres a List of places to comment on and a few of them has a DoFollow Rule. It will count as Backlinks.

Submit to Search Engines. Google, Yahoo, Bing, Aol, Hotbot, & Any other search engines you can Find.

Also the last but not least, word of mouth. Tell your Family, your Friends, other people who has similar niche as your site.

Once you’ve done all this, now just sit back and let the Search Engines do it’s thing while you sit back and collect.

For some useful tools: Google, Webmaster Tools. Link Directories Google Analytics

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