Starting Off On The Right Foot

 Start Your Affiliate Marketing Journey off on the right foot in 2017

Starting Off On The Right Foot

Well… we often tell ourselves that we’re gonna lose those extra pounds, travel the world, make that website… Oftentimes they are ‘someday I will’ kind of things, and once in a while we just have the motivating force to go do it ‘Right Now’…

When that happens, I say run with it!  Do it NOW but Do it RIGHT!

As Jeffrey Mayer (author, speaker and publisher) said, “If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it again?” Not doing it “right the first time”  is the stumbling point for a lot of wannabe affiliates…

Before you quit tryIf you start off on the right foot you get off to a good start. Making money online is no different. The problem is, there are hundreds if not thousands of coaching courses out there and it’s difficult to know who to trust. It’s a veritable minefield out there when it comes to coaching the internet stuff and there are a lot of charlatans about. They’ll tell you many”rags-to-riches” stories trying to make money from false hopes, and they’ll promise to have you up and running making a ton of money by next week…

Most new affiliate marketers getting into the business are definitely not starting off on the right foot. They’re just following the model they’re all familiar with – Hit and Run Affiliate Marketing – because it’s the one they hear about the most from the so called ‘gurus’ that promise to have them up and running making a ton of money by next week…

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The Most Common Affiliate Marketing Business Models

1. What Some Top Marketers callHit and Run Affiliate Marketing’

And it goes something like this…

  1. Select a ClickBank product, or any affiliate product to promote
  2. Send traffic to the landing page with PPC (pay per click) or PPV(pay per view)
  3. PROFIT!

Sounds great doesn’t it? Well, it’s not that easy and it’s going to cost you a lot of money especially if you are no familiar with PPC/PPV :

1. You really have to know what you’re doing or you can lose a lot of money really fast. You definitely have to love numbers in order to make it work. There’s so much to it besides finding the ‘right campaign’… and it takes money to make money here!

2. You have to keep spending money on advertising or the sales stop. The cost of the PPC/PPV ads depend on the popularity of the keyword, bids on that particular keyword, number of sites that have ad positions for that particular keyword and other factors. Where exactly your ad will appear? It depends on the keywords you are targeting, in your ad copy, in your landing page and many other factors but it’s either on the sidebar or on top or below the organic results.

3. With PPC/PPV when you stop paying for clicks, TRAFFIC will also STOP. And traffic is the blood of your business.

4. If you ‘manage’ to make a profit you’ll be leaving a ton of money on the table. You’ll be spending money on ads to have those customers buy that one product and then never see them again. An forget about establishing your brand! It’s all work behind the scene here and you’re acquiring a customer for someone else. Internet marketing is a business and real businesses are built on repeat customers. It’s important that you establish an online presence.

If you think about the 2 biggest platforms – Facebook and Google… they are all about gathering customer data. They gather as much information as they can from all of your online activities, so they can INTELLIGENTLY target you with offers that you can’t refuse to buy. You MUST gather data about who CLICKS your links… Don’t leave money on the table (get their email address) EVERY CLICK COUNTS!

Here are other problems with that business model…

  • Not very stable business model
  • Very hard to survive with first time customers only – customers visit your offer once and never visit again.
  • You’re acquiring a customer for SOMEONE ELSE!
  • You may run out of money tweaking the ads, bids and keywords
  • Your competition can drive up bids to the point where you can no longer make a profit
  • The advertiser may pull the offer leaving you empty handed
  • Google may slap your landing page because of a low quality score, after all it’s just a squeeze/landing page
  • Those stories of affiliate marketers spending $10K a day to make $20K? Well, there are not many affiliate marketers who can do that…
  • Hit And Run Affiliate Marketing is definitely NOT for inexperienced newbies
  • The only way to rank well (to get your site to the top of the SERPs) is to put in the groundwork over time. That won’t happen with this business model.
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2. SEO – Organic TrafficPassive Income Business Model

what is SEOOn the other hand, if you manage to rank your web site on Google pg1 for the keywords you want you will get much more traffic with SEO (ORGANIC TRAFFIC) than paying for those keywords with PPC/PPV. The actual volume of traffic depends on how popular a keyword is.

When you get your site to the top of the SERPs you can expect to have a continuous flow of highly targeted traffic 24/7 without having to pay anything!

Want  to generate more organic traffic to a site or blog?

Here’s how to increase website organic traffic – SEO traffic – and begin to build a passive income with it…

Passive Income is like earnings an individual derives from a rental property… First you work hard to build security and then you enjoy the fruits of your labor. You make money online without hard work… totally on autopilot. Passive online income is what allows internet marketers to make their own work schedule. With passive income, you can take time off knowing that there will be income coming in. The best way to build passive income is with a series of affiliate review sites (niche sites) that do all of the selling for you.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) may take time but the results can be long lasting, and organic traffic is more than PPC/PPV traffic after all. It will require more work on your part but unlike the ‘hit and run model’ you will make way more money with it and the only thing you really have to pay for is the domain and the Hosting. Best value: Domains from 1&1 (1&1 has the best deals), and  BlueHost (hosting) personally recommended by George Brown. Take advantage of their special pricing with plans temporarily starting as low as $3.49/month, a 40% discount from our standard rates! The sale is already running and ends January 31, 2015 at 11:59 PM EST. Click on the BlueHost link to check them out.

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3. Tips To help You Make Money Online From Affiliate Programs

1. Niche Sites: a. The first step to making money online from Clickbank or any affiliate program is to decide on the niche you want to target. A niche is a specific market having some special characteristics and that’s worth marketing to. Ideally, it should be a niche that you have a passion for and a knowledge of. It is actually pretty easy to make sales when you promote things that you believe in. Make sure your niche is still on target. Then select a relevant product(s) in the same niche to promote. The Clickbank Marketplace lists thousands of different products for you to promote.

b. Next step: Know your target market. Hitting your target is what your aim should be. Don’t go and shoot arrows blindfolded. Know your audience (know who you’re addressing). Focus your attention on their needs and wants (?) Answer this question first and foremost. Give them the solution they’re looking for. The more you know about your potential customers the better solutions you can offer. In the end everything you promote is ultimately about what’s in it for them. Then, and only then, you’re ready to create great quality content.

c. Go to Google keyword planner (it’s free). Keyword research is critical to helping a site rank high in the SERPs and to helping promote your content to a targeted customer or prospect audience. Keyword research will help you find ‘what’ your target audience is searching for and ‘how’ they find what they’re looking for.

2. Create a Squeeze Page (a landing page designed solely to act as an opt in for information). You absolutely need an email list. if you have a list then you will never have to spend hundreds/ thousands per month on advertising if ever you get penalized by Google and you just aren’t ranking well anymore. Your squeeze page needs to be very clean, simple and well-constructed. It is the ‘doorway’ into your email marketing system.

Savvy marketers feature a “bribe” on their squeeze pages, that provide a special offer (something visitors find valuable) in exchange for a visitor subscribing to their list. The ‘bribe’ is a very effective method of building your list, but remember, whatever you decide to offer it must be relevant to your niche market.

You could offer the following ‘bribes” : Free Graphic Package/ Free Report/ Freee-books/ Free tutorials/ Free sample chapter (from a paid product), Free newsletter, etc. Make sure it’s crystal clear ‘what is in it for them’, and what you are offering that will assist them (remember, address an issue, solve a problem, offer a way to save money, time, relationships, etc).

So, Send traffic to your squeeze page to gather primarily email addresses from potential subscribers and make your list your ATM! You can market products to your list for weeks, months and years to come.

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You can also purchase a pre-designed squeeze page template that you can easily edit and customize to suit your needs. Here are a few resources worth checking out:

etemplates.com

http://www.squeezepages.com

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3. Set up an Auto Responder. An auto responder will handle and host your list. It’s extremely easy system and is no different than sending out a normal email, but emails go out at a set date and interval. The first auto responder email goes out immediately after someone signs up to your list, and a follow up message is sent to your new subscriber at a later date. The purpose of the first few emails is to build a relationship with your subscriber. Later emails are used to promote your affiliate products. Don’t bombard your subscribers though, and be careful about what you promote to them if you don’t want to lose them. You  but consider creating a posting schedule so that you can get into the habit of connecting with your subscribers regularly, while demonstrating consistency.

One of the most important steps you’ll ever take as an email marketer is in choosing a professional auto responder provider. Here are two recommendations: Get response and Aweber.

Get Response: www.getresponse.com

Aweber: www.aweber.com

But they are expensive, so if you are not as yet an experienced marketer I’d say give ListWire a try … It’s a great way to test the waters and it’s Free…

ListWire – How it works?

Auto responders cost money to run, and so to run them as a Free Service they have to get paid somehow. ListWire is a Free Service, owned and run by a very successful Internet Marketer, Gary Ambrose. Lots of folk join… And Gary Ambrose builds himself a list of all his ListWire Users… So expect some marketing emails from ListWire…

Can you Export Your Subscriber List(s)? Yes. So if  later on you do need to move your lists to another service, you can.

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