Saturday, February 25, 2006

10 Hot Ways To Sell Your Products Like Crazy

10 Hot Ways To Sell Your Products Like Crazy

1. Turn your ad copy into a story or article. Your visitors won't be as hesitant to read your ad and will become more interested in your product.

2. Give visitors a freebie for filling out your online survey or they usually won't. Surveys will give your business valuable intelligence for your business

3. Enhance the power of your ad copy benefits byusing attention getting words, highlighting keywords,using color, bolding key phrases, underlining, etc.

4. Give your visitors tons of choices so they don't get the feeling of being controlled. Offer them a variety of ways to order, contact you, navigate, etc.

5. Put yourself in your visitors shoes. Design your site for them, not for yourself. Create your product around your visitors not because you would buy it.

6. Get free advice from successful online business owners. Participate in business chat rooms and message boards to chat with them.

7. Use your free bonuses to create an urgency foryour visitors to buy. Only offer them for a limitedtime with your main product.

8. Offer your customers extra add-on products atthe point of purchase. For example, if they are buying an electronic toy try to sell batteries with it.

9. Make your visitors feel good about themselves by giving them compliments. If they feel good they will also feel good about buying from your web site.

10. Add multiple profits to your web site. If you're selling business books try to sell business services, courses and supplies too.

Quote of the Day:"The unfortunate need people who will be kind to them; the prosperous need people to be kind to." -- Aristotle

Finally, You Can Know Exactly Which Keywords Will Bring Your Site Maximum Traffic Using This Hot New FREE Service!

Finally, You Can Know Exactly Which Keywords Will Bring Your Site Maximum Traffic Using This Hot New FREE Service!
You will find that any discussion of search engine positioning eventually comes back to keywords and key phrases. Why? Because it doesn't matter if you've used the most cutting-edge techniques to submit your web site to the search engines.
If you've (a) optimized your site using the wrong keywords, or
(b) chosen keywords that are too general or highly competitive (i.e. words like "business," "Internet," or "software")...
Your target market will never find your web site!

Your keywords are what the search engines look for in your title tags, your meta tags, and the body of your text when ranking your web site. They're also what the search engines will ultimately use to categorize your web site! So it is absolutely critical that you choose your keywords and phrases wisely. You need to…

1) Find the keywords that your target market is using in the search engines…
2) Be careful that you don't choose words that are highly competitive because this will make it extremely difficult to get a top spot!

Obviously, without the right information and tools, finding this balance could be really difficult. So to make walking this fine line a little easier for you, I've put together this list of rules and resources that you can use to choose keywords that will drive high volumes of targeted traffic to your web site… with as little sweat, strain, and expense as possible!

10 Easy Rules For Targeted Keywords:
Sit down with a pen and paper… and brainstorm! I know this might not seem like a very high tech idea, but you know your business best! Picture your perfect client and imagine what keywords they might type into the search engines.

Ask family, friends, and associates what terms they would use to search for your product type.
Be specific and general. For example, if you were selling cocker spaniel puppies, you might use the following keywords: dogs, dog, puppy, puppies, cocker spaniel, cocker spaniels, cocker spaniel puppies, pets, etc….

Include misspelled words! This is a trick that many site owners neglect -- and that's too bad! Using misspelled words is a great way to target traffic that you - and your competitors -might otherwise miss! Research common misspellings of your top keywords and include them in your list.
Include your region if applicable. For example, if you owned a hotel in California, you would include “California” in your list of keywords.
Include the long and short form of words. Using the puppy example, you would include “pups” and “pup” along with “puppies”.
Use as many variations of your keywords as you can think of. For example, the keyword "diet" could be "diet", "diets", "dieting"…
Remember that some search engines are case sensitive when it comes to keywords and phrases, so “Run” and “run” would be considered two separate keywords.
Be sure to include your company name… but do NOT use trademark names other than your own! If you get caught using trademark names like Wal-Mart, Yahoo!, Amazon, etc… to draw traffic to your site, you could not only find yourself banned from the search engines, you could also find yourself slapped with a lawsuit!

Cool tip: Check what keywords your competitors have featured on their web sites, in their titles, and in their META tags. You can easily do this by going to your competitor's web site, clicking on the “View” menu of your browser, and choosing “Source.” Keep track of what you learn as you make your way through their keywords. You will find that the same sites and pages keep popping up. Be sure that you pay close attention to their strategies.
Warning: There are two things I want to mention here. First, I am not suggesting that you blatantly copy your competition's keywords… or code! Rather, use the information you gather to expand your own keyword list and improve your web site design.
Second, keep in mind that web sites with top ranking positions in highly competitive industries may be using more complex tactics to hide their source code from their competitors. In fact, you should know that some sites even put up "decoy" source code to try and throw you off track.
So if you come across a web site that has a top ranking in a number of the major search engines, but their source code seems "off" or different from others in top positions, this is probably why. Don't worry about it. Just move on.

A Free Service That Makes It Easy:
Surfing the web and checking competitors' web sites to see what keywords they're using is becoming a less effective way to create your own keyword list. Site owners are getting wise to this after being bumped down the ranks by their competitors, and we're starting to see more and more "decoy" tricks and techniques being used.
That's why this really powerful free service I recently discovered can be a huge asset. It's called Wordtracker, and it literally gives you the power to know exactly which keywords will skyrocket your traffic and boost your ranking in the search engines!
This is how it works…
Basically, Wordtracker keeps record of how many times a particular keyword or phrase was searched during the past 60 days on the two largest metacrawlers on the Web, Metacrawler and Dogpile.
It then allows you to search its database of over 350 million queries to see how many times YOUR particular keywords and phrases were searched for, organizing all of this detailed information into useful reports that you can use to estimate how much traffic your site could expect to get in a 24-hour period if you were ranked in a top position under those keywords.
Plus, with Wordtracker you can simply type in a keyword and it will brainstorm a list of related keywords and phrases for you. This is a really useful feature because it will often produce keyword combinations that you may not have thought of!

As you can see, this is all extremely powerful information! Not only will you know which keywords people are actively searching, you can also know how much traffic each keyword will bring your web site!
Once you know this, it's easy to decide if it's worth the effort to optimize your site using that particular keyword! Wordtracker allows you to accurately rank your keywords in order of importance -- instead of guessing -- and be sure that the ones that are searched most frequently get the most attention.
It will even tell you exactly which misspellings are drawing traffic! No more guessing! You can include these keywords in your list, and guarantee your site an *extra* boost of traffic that your competition may be neglecting!
Pretty impressive, right? Well, it gets even better! I haven't told you about the feature that is my personal favorite yet. Get this. Wordtracker has also been designed to tell you exactly how many web sites are competing under a keyword in a particular search engine!
So if, for example, you have a web site dedicated to ferrets and ferret related products, you would type "ferret" into Wordtracker to find out how many other web sites are competing under this particular keyword.
If you did this, you would discover that in AltaVista, there are 115,205 sites competing under "ferret"! Yipe! Obviously, it would be tough to get a top ranking in this category. There's just too much competition. However, because Wordtracker also gives you a list of related keywords, you discover that another popular search term is "ferret care" and that there are only 45 sites competing under this particular keyword in AltaVista!
Perfect! You have just discovered a keyword that you can use to optimize your ranking in the search engines and start grabbing traffic that very few sites are competing for!
Using Wordtracker, it's extremely easy to discover which keywords are popular with your target market… but not being used by your competitors! This is really powerful! I literally couldn't believe it when I came across this tool. It's an absolutely brilliant idea that gives e-business owners like you and me a competitive edge… for FREE or little cost depending on which level of service you choose.
With Wordtracker's free trial version, you can do keyword searches that will return 15 related keywords and phrases, and get traffic estimates and competition comparisons on as many as 30 keywords in AltaVista. It's a pretty good place to start if you're short on cash and need to start building your keyword list.
However, the paid version is quite a bit more comprehensive. You can do keyword searches that will return up to 300 related keywords, and get traffic estimates and competition comparisons on as many as 500 keywords in 18 major search engines. Common misspellings are also included with the paid version, along with multiple search features, project reports, and the option to e-mail the lists to clients. You have a choice of one day, one week, one month, three month, or yearly subscriptions.
A week is certainly more than enough time to build a comprehensive keyword list using this service. Wordtracker's interface is extremely easy-to-use, and building huge, detailed reports with the exact information you need literally takes just minutes.
However, if you're planning on optimizing your web site regularly to keep yourself well-ranked in the search engines, a yearly subscription might be a more economical choice. The time you save and the accuracy of their estimations really make this service invaluable!

Anyway, rather than go on and on about how impressed I am by it, I suggest that you click here to go check out Wordtracker for yourself. I think you'll have fun playing around with the free trial version... and it will definitely give you a taste of what it can do for your business

Monday, February 20, 2006

Link Exchange

Something dawned on me today while talking to a contractor I do work for. We were discussing word of mouth advertising. He was amused while discussing the current job we were bidding on. with the customer and the customer had heard of us, yadda yadda.

So this is what dawned on me: Like newer affiliate marketers I'm looking for traffic, and happily I'm starting to get tarffic at this blog !!, and one of the ways to do this is link exchange. Yeah I submit my blog to the ping places, but what I was thinking is this.!!!

I'll post your link in my blog if you give me a link in on yours (blog or site ) in return. I figure this may help out everyone when the spider makes it's rounds. We all get a few more hits and traffic and well we all know where that leads to eh !!!

So this is what I'm thinking as far as links. I'll post your link if it pertains to
Affiliate marketing,
web master resources.
Site creation,

I think you have the gist of it.

All you have to do is reply to this message. Leave a link , or a method of contact and in return post my link, and those others that reply in kind.
So it's a win win situation for all and everyone.!!!

Sunday, February 19, 2006

15 reasons to become an Affiliate Marketer

15 Reasons to Become an Affiliate Marketer- by Rosalind Gardner©
2004 Rosalind Gardner - All Rights reserved

There are HUGE benefits to promoting affiliate programs with your own home-based Internet business, and I've comeup with a list of 15 great reasons to become an affiliatemarketer.
Let's look at each reason separately:

1. No Production Costs - The cost to develop and produce a new product is prohibitive for almost anyone who wants tostart a home-based business. With affiliate programs,production costs aren't an issue. The product has beendeveloped and proven - all on the merchant's nickel.

2. Low Cost Set-up - Compared with building a brick andmortar store, starting a home-based Internet business isrelatively cheap. You probably already have a desk,Internet-connected computer and word-processing software,which is all the equipment you may need.

3. No Fees for Joining or Licenses to Buy - I oftencompare doing business as an affiliate, with distributing aline of products in the real world. The biggest differenceis that the distributor must often pay for a license todistribute products within a limited geographic region.Affiliate programs, on the other hand, are usually free tojoin, and geographic market reach is limited only by theaffiliate's ability to promote his web site.

4. Choose From Thousands of Products and Services - Whatisn't sold online? That list must be shorter than the onedescribing all that IS sold online. There are thousands andthousands of affiliate programs selling every product underthe sun. That makes it easy to find products related toyour current or planned web site.

5. No Sales Experience Needed - When I started my affiliatebusiness, I had absolutely no sales experience. That wasn'ta problem, however. The companies I affiliated withprovided excellent marketing material. Using their salescopy, I was able to get my first affiliate site up in lessthan a day.

6. No Employees - The largest expense of most businesses isemployee salaries. Although there might be times when youneed or want someone to work for you as an affiliate, it'sdoubtful you'll ever have to worry about hiring full orpart-time employees. When you have a project you want to hire out, it is easy to find specialists in every computer-related field who can work for you from the comfort ofTHEIR own homes. You pay only for the project, and neverhave to worry about ongoing employee-related benefits anddeductions.

7. No Expensive Merchant Accounts Needed - Setting up amerchant account for any business is a time-consuming andcostly business. It's even more tedious for Internetbusinesses. However, merchant accounts aren't a concernwhen you're an affiliate. The merchant bears that cost andhandles all processing of payments. You never have to losesleep over potential chargebacks, fraud or losing yourmerchant account when you're an affiliate.

8. No Inventory to Carry - Even if you live in a small one-bedroom apartment, as an affiliate you can sell large itemswithout storage concerns.

9. No Order-Processing - Forget the problems associatedwith collecting and storing names, addresses, credit cardnumbers, etc. The merchant does all that!

10. No Product Shipping - The cost and hassle to prepareand ship products to customers worldwide could bestaggering. Affiliates never have to worry about packagingsupplies or postal rates.

11. No Customer Service Concerns - Do you hate the prospectof dealing with nasty people or customer complaints? Don'tworry about it! The merchant handles the snivelers.

12. Make Money While You Sleep - What other business allowsyou as a sole proprietor to keep your doors open and keepmaking money even when you take breaks or after you go homefor the night?

13. The World at Your Doorstep - The Internet is theworld's largest marketplace. You can drive more visitors toyour online store in a day, than many small-town merchantssees in his or her brick and mortar business in a year.

14. Minimal Risk - The product you chose isn't makingmoney? Dump it. Take down your links and promote another!It's that easy. There are no long-term contracts bindingyou to products that don't sell.

15. High Income Potential - If you have a job, your salary or hourly wage is probably pre-determined. Maybe there'snot much, other than working overtime, that you can do to increase your income.

With your own affiliate business on the Internet your income potential is limited only by your desire, effort and imagination.

There you have them - all the good reasons to start your own online affiliate marketing business. Start today and benefit from this incredibly simple, cost-effective business opportunity known as affiliate marketing. The time is right, and the time is now.

--Article excerpted from Rosalind Gardner's "Super AffiliateHandbook: How I Made $436,797 Last Year Selling OtherPeople's Products Online".

Rosalind is the 'Net's most recognized expert on successful online selling as an affiliate marketer.Visit her site at:

Saturday, February 18, 2006

How effective is adense really

I was surfing today looking at sites for structure and what not, and it dawned on me of all the sites I was looking at, that had adsense I cannot say I ever clicked on one of them.
Is it just me, or is adsense getting itself into a sort of dead zone. Where the visitor is just so used to seeing them that theyre rarely if ever clicked on.
Kinda like banners Im sure i have seen them but not really, know what I mean.
Im starting to wonder if or not to put adsense on my site. Or is it just me.
I want content not ads. I want answers to questions not blocks of ads. I want products not ads.
When im watching the tube I flip at commercials till I find a show thats on while I wait for the commercials to be done with on the first show i was watching.
AM I a freak or is this a behaviour with net roamers too.

Adwords Secrets Revealed

Ok so I ranted about ads. Now try this, approach sites from the view point of a user. Or have a friend visit some sites that are optimized for adsense. And watch which links they click on. Or just ask them which they clicked on.

find a need fill a need

Find a need fill a need
I was watching a movie with my 5 year old, the movie Robots (gotta see it its sooooo funny) and something one of the characters said (mr big bolts) dawned on me as very true. This is what he said "find a need fill a need" This so VERY TRUE.
And this is exactly what the job of an affiliate marketer is. Find a need and fill a need.
Use yourself as an example of this. Remember the last time you entered a search into your favourite search engine. Were'nt you looking for "something" a solution to a problem or need.
You probably werent looking for just a "product" but were looking to solve some problem or fill a need.
I think this is where most affiliate marketers go off the tracks. They read some product sales letter sign up for the affiliate program and are convinced that immediately they're gonna make a gajjiliion bux. WRONG, well only partially wrong. They'll make that gajillion bux if theyre filling a need in the right market. or Niche.

Lets look at a real world example of this. By day, yeah I'm a 9-5'r, I'm a mechanical contractor, (plumber ) I prefer the term home comfort specialist, :P. People call ME why?

A.) we have a good name in the ottawa area.
B.) we have an established customer base - 60 yrs and running.
C.) our customers have problems they need solutions to.
D.) we have contractors that refer work to us, or give us work
E.) we provide a high quality product in exchange for money
F.) we get great word of mouth advertising. TO be honest! we spend very little on print advertising and we don't have a website

I know this isnt rocket science, but i'll bet its what you're running into. Probably asking yourself how come no sales... do the math.
If you're trying to sell ice to eskimoes, you'll come up empty handed and broke.
If you're trying to sell fish to the hungry you might do better.
Try teaching the hungry to fish and I'll bet you'll do great.

so now you're thinking yeah ok this is fine and good, where do I find those people, or traffic for my site or product or solution?

Find a need fill a need

start living your dreams by helping people find real soultions to their problems today!!

Well for starters, trying figuring out what people need or want. There some popular niches out there. This is gonna sound horrible, but people are selfish, when theyre searching. me me me me me .

I want better looks
I want more sex, better sex.
I want to lose weight.
I want to make money.
I want to get out of debt.
I want a better job or better paying paying job.
I want to grow my hair back

Find a need fill a need

start living your dreams by helping people find real soultions to their problems today!!

What do you want? I'll bet theres a niche for it.
I know this may sound crass too, but I bet it's true. Do you day dream of being stupidly rich. Ever discuss with your friends what you'd do with a million bux, who hasn't. Do you buy a lottery ticket? I'll bet you don't. I know I do all the above and while its good to have dreams, dreamers don't make dreams come true believers do, sounds corny, it's something my mom said to me when i was a kid. But it is TRUE.
Do something right now, and do something every day that'll get you to where you want to be in the future. And sure as shit you'll be there !!!

Thursday, February 16, 2006

$$$ Go Blogging !!! $$$

With the absolute explosion of blogs and the tools to create and maintain them, it's a pretty safe to say this trend is here to stay. So, let's examine what they are and what you can do with them. What is a blog? Well, the word blog us a contraction of two words, web and log. In it's purest functional sense, a blog is a combination of an online journal and guest book.
In a blog, the system administrator creates dynamic web pages using a web form.
If allowed by the blog owner, visitors may add comments to blog entries. How are blogs created? Basically, there are two options for creating blogs. First, you can create a blog one else's site. This is; by far, the easiest way to start blogging. The most popular blog creation service is, owned by Google.
While this option is the easiest, you are constrained in many aspects of customizing your blog. Your second option is to host the blog on your own server.
The most popular blogs include well known names; such as, WordPress, pMachine, and Movable Type.
A list of open source blogs and a demo of the major ones is found at . When compared to the first option, these are little more difficult to setup, but as blog administrator, you have absolute control of every aspect of your blog. You can add different color schemes, known as, themes or you can add functionality to your blow through the installation of plugins or modules. In most cases, these themes or plugins are copied onto your server, and activated through the administration control panel. Viola! You have completed adding functionality or colors to your blog. What can you do with a blog? While may personal or club blogs have the goal of simply relaying information to family or members, the humble blog has been thrust into many limelights. Internet marketers are using blogs as niche sites for: adsense income, membership sites, newsletter administration, shopping carts, forums, email list building - just to name a few. Political campaigns are using blog with their party members. Corporations are using blogs to keep customers, partners, and shareholders armed with new information. Universities are using blogs for capturing research data. All without the hassles of building and maintaining static web sites. Why start a blog? Probably the biggest single reason for starting a blog is sharing your specialized information with like-minded individuals. There are secondary reasons; such as, compiling your storehouse of knowledge into a single location. With a blog, you can add an entry per day or an entry per week. It's all up to you - after you setup your blog.
Now you know what a blog is why not start making money with that blog !!!

Going to need traffic once you're all set why not link exchange
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Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Successful Affiliate Marketer Shares Knowledge

Successful Affiliate Marketer Shares Knowledge
I was just surfing through SitePoint forums this afternoon and came across a thread that was well worth a read. It starts with a post by a guy by the name of Jon who posts a screen capture of his Commission Junction affiliate earnings. In the last couple of months he’s earned over $81,000.
Now one needs to take posts about high earnings with a little caution because they are often followed with a ‘buy my e-book’ link. But in this case I think he’s the genuine deal and offers some very good advice to others wanting to follow in his footsteps.
Unfortunately the thread degenerates into a flame war over whether his screenshots are real and it all gets pretty snarky at times - but it’s worth persisting for his advice as he goes. I’ve included a few of his comments below.
Keep in mind that he doesn’t reveal his sites, and I don’t blame him for this, but does reveal at one point that at least some of them have a financial focus. He used to do adult sites but has gone more ‘mainstream’ and has been at this since 1994 (worth remembering - this is a long term game). Here’s a little of what Jon has to say:

Some invaluable advice on Usability and Market Research:
‘Whenever people want to attract more users and more cashflow, they make the mistake of thinking too much like a website owner. Take a step back for a moment and look at it from the user’s perspective. Is this a site that you would tell your friends about? If not, what would make you do so? What stands out that’s different about your site from all of the others? It’s tough, but you need to go through this process and truly figure out what changes need to be made so that you stick out from all the rest.
Another thing you should consider is market research. Ask your friends, your family, even random users about what they think of your site compared to the others. Do some research on your competitor’s sites. What makes them so popular that you don’t have? Is it really just their name? Is it their content? Does the site load quicker? Are there fewer annoying ads? What’s the incentive to play there? Where do they promote? etc..
Market research is hands down one of the most important and overlooked processes by webmasters these days. Large and small alike. Why do you think the big boys are so darn popular so quickly? They do their research, and they continue to do so, nonstop. Every weekend, I dedicate hours and hours to market research on every single site I own, and all of the new ones I’ll be launching, just so I can keep myself well versed with everything in case a problem arises, or changes need to be made. Also, LOG EVERYTHING YOU FIND. Do this so you don’t forget it later. Sometimes the smallest finds can be your biggest assets.’
On focussing upon what you love doing:
‘I’m currently in my mid 20’s, and I’ve been doing internet marketing/advertising since the early-mid 90’s. Even though I amMy advice to everyone is that if you’re passionate about the sites you own, just keep plugging away at it and never give up. Be as creative and original as possible in both your content and advertising methods. With the internet, you truly do have the power to accomplish anything. Just keep learning and applying new methods, and you’ll be fine.’
Responding to a question about buying a lot of ‘turnkey sites’:
‘Here’s what you should do instead.. Buy 5 turnkey sites at most, and see if you can handle those. Market/advertise them the same way, but you may be able to tap into that $10k and give your sites a larger stream of traffic. I’ll bet if you take things at a slower pace, and give each site more love and dedication, they will grow into earning a lot more than just $1 a day from Adsense. Set small goals for yourself. Always log the information of what works and what doesn’t. You should be trying to create a system for yourself, so that you can apply it over and over again, and keep yourself at a fairly high success rate. Once you’re confident that you’ve reached the level of the system where you can give a 95% success rate to a new site, then all that’s left is to create volume. With your working system in hand, and a bunch of confidence on your side, you can easily create 100’s of new sites each year that work on the same platform and start taking in serious income.
On Strategy:
I guess the best system to follow that is pretty much the same for everything, is the very early stages of a site’s development. Before you even secure a domain name, lay out the idea of your site in front of you, either on paper or in Notepad. Weigh out the pro’s and con’s of the site. Research as many competitor sites as possible. Figure out which keyword themes they are ranking well for, do your research on those keywords, and figure out for yourself what is making them so popular on the engines. Once you’ve laid out some traffic information, start jotting down ideas to make your site “unique”. One of the primary goals your site should bring to the table is that it is different from all the other ones out there. Something about it needs to scream out to the crowd “LOOK AT ME, I’M DIFFERENT, AND BETTER”. That’s what can really make users keep coming back to your site over your competitors.
SEO is definitely a major player, but it doesn’t have to be your only option. I think the absolute best way to attract attention and traffic to a site is through viral marketing (word of mouth). Perhaps make a contest of some sort if you can. Hand out flyers to friends, just get the word out. Offline advertising can be just as cheap as online advertising….
Sometimes, you’ll run into a dead end and the only wise thing to do is abandon the project or save it for a rainy day sometime next year. Don’t be afraid to give up on a site, many times I do the same, and then I figure out how to make it work months later. I know I say never give up, but sometimes, a dying site needs to be cut loose, and it takes a lot of guts to disband from a project you may feel passionate about. Only cut it loose though if it’s doing more harm than good. Sometimes people feel that a non-profitable site is still profitable in other areas (spreading the word about something).

Saturday, February 11, 2006

affiliate program reviews and recommendations

Holy Cow, it's been a few days since I last posted.
Well, the reason for that is I have been reading 3 ebooks I have downloaded. Cant say I'm finished either of them yet though. But holy WOW. What jewels of information they are !!.
The first I'm gonna review is the Super Affiliates Hand book.
YES I actually paid for and downloaded some affiliate ebooks. I'm hardly gonna rant and rave about products I haven't actually bought and paid for. That would be just plain dumb and very crooked. SHIT you can go to google and type in affiliate product reviews or whatever it takes to find reviews and then cut and paste the info into your blog or website. Really though?, whats the point. I think anyone who has even the slightest bit of smarts can see through shit like that. AND I hate cut and paste reviews I have seen a few of them and they all lookie like absolute GARBAGE.
HAHAHAHAHA which brings to mind a great saying I heard a friend of mine say the other night.
" you can put a piece of shit on a doily (spelling?) but it's still a piece of shit." I just love that saying and it's SO TRUE.
Dont believe me?, just go look. I recommend you do. Just dont take my word for it. Hell you don't know me from whole in the wall......

Ok on to the reviews, enough of my dribbling.
I recently bought the Super Affiliates Hand book, by Rosalind Gardner. I have her website link over on the right hand side there. (Net Profits Today), This is a great product and I highly recommend it, for anyone either starting out or who has been at it for any length of time.
Read the amazing true story of how one woman, with no previous business experience, earns 400,000+ per year ... selling other people's stuff online!
In her down-to-earth, sincere and often humorous style, Rosalind Gardner guides you through the entire process of building an affiliate marketing business on the 'Net. In 230+ pages, and more than 68,000 words, you'll learn how to pick the best programs, negotiate a commission raise and save time, money and effort on everything from affiliate software to web hosting.
To learn exactly how she does it, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND that you visit: Super Affiliates Hand book

Saturday, February 04, 2006

How to get started in affiliate marketing !!!

Wow its been a few days !! What can I say we live in a busy world huh !

Ok so today more on Affiliate marketing.
Alright so maybe you're deciding if or if not to get into to this crazy world of affiliate marketing.
Well let me tell you this IF is the middle word in life. (quote from apocalypse now- great movie by the way).
Like me I'm sure you've mentioned the idea to some friends or families, and they scoffed at the idea right?. Well I know some of my friends have. BAH on them is what I say. Keep in mind people are afraid to get scammed or are afraid of what they don't understand. Fair enough and I'm not gonna fault them for it either. There are alot of scams around. But what they DO NOT KNOW is this: that there are loads of BIG Brand name companies out there that are willing to pay you to refer people to their sites so they can purchase a product or a service.

For example:
RealPlayer Plus
old navy
The gap
....... the list goes on

What I suggest you do is this: select your favourite retailer, scroll down to the bottom of the page and look for a link that says affiliates. Just to prove to yourself that I'm not BSing you.

Day in and day out hundreds and even thousands of "affliates" are making money by just referring buyers and sellers to sites. You can too.

Have you done that yet? You did? Awesome !!! Well you're already half the way there !!
So what do you do next?

Next I suggest you set up accounts with PayPal, clickbank, and commission junction. You'll need these accounts because the merchants you chose to affiliate for will need an account to deposit your commissions to, or information as to how and where they can send your checks !
On top of that you'll receive an affiliate ID (identity) that you'll need to add to the merchants referring link. DUh yeah how else do you think the merchant will know who referred them and better yet WHO TO PAY. See its not all that hard now is it.

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