Explode Your Affiliate Commissions, Traffic and Mailing List in Five Easy Steps
If you're looking to successfully promote your affiliate products and avoid shooting
yourself in the foot and derailing your marketing efforts read on...
Do you know what the number one way to promote any product or service online is? No,
it's not creating big, splashy product launches or flooding blogs and forums with thinly
disguised marketing ads that might get you banned for spamming.
Article writing has long been highly touted as the SIMPLEST and BEST way to promote
your products on the Internet. It is an easy, proven method for driving targeted visitors
to your pages or blogs. Sales are much easier to make when your visitors arrive on your
sales pages already wanting your affiliate products or services.
Most tutorials and "How To Market Online" ebooks have the same, somewhat vague advice
on how to market with articles submitted to directories and ezines. Sure, they all tell
you to write an article of 300-500 words, stressing the benefits of using the latest
widget or joining some membership community. They also tell you to include a tantalizing
offer to capture the reader's curiosity and to submit your article to as many article
directories as you can.
That's all accurate advice and pretty standard across the Web, but, since most people
haven't got a clue about how to use their articles to generate REAL INTEREST in their
affiliate products, it's pretty much incomplete or useless advice.
Think about it... why did you write your article in the first place? Regardless of how
beautiful your actual prose is, your ONLY reason for writing articles is to send targeted
traffic to your offers. That means you have to attract interest and create enough
curiosity to make your readers click on your link that sends them to your landing page or
sales page. If your article doesn't do that, your marketing efforts will not generate
income for you.
To complete the article marketing process, here's five simple steps you can use to get
the job done for you.
Number 1... Focus!
Select the product or service you want to promote and sign up as an affiliate. This
will get you an affiliate ID that you will include in all links to the product you are
promoting. That affiliate ID lets the company know who gets the commissions when customers
you send through your efforts buy their product or services.
For your first venture, stick with ONE product or service. Don't join everything that
comes your way. You will become too scattered to be an effective marketer. What you are
doing here, in the first step of this plan, is selecting your affiliate product to market
with your articles.
Don't complicate it. Before you can create a simple and powerful marketing plan, you
have to know WHAT you are specifically marketing. Most successful marketers advise using
the product or service before you start marketing it and that's very good advice.
How can you tell your readers all about the benefits of using your product if you've
never used it yourself? Your short article has to reflect YOUR OWN PASSION about the
product to stimulate clicks on your links.