MAKING MONEY – BASICS FOR PROFITING FROM AFFILIATE MARKETING
As the growth of the internet goes, so does the potential for MANY BUSINESSES TO START MAKING MONEY seriously and increase their revenues. The past few years have given rise to many internet based businesses that are thriving due to AFFILIATE MARKETING PROGRAMS.
For those of you not familiar with affiliate marketing, these programs provide you with the ability to drive visitors to your website from affiliates websites or to allow you to make money through the sales of other merchant’s products. The key to MAKING MONEY at this is to choose an affiliate program that best suits the needs of your business’ website.
AFFILIATE MARKETING is a business for making money and as such it requires effort for it to be successful. There are no shortcuts and you will get out of it what you put into it. The alert potential of your business is affected by many different factors and the key component is your effort.
The reason that many people choose to be involved in AFFILIATE MARKETING is due to the low financial investment required to get started making money.
AFFILIATE MARKETING is a multi-billion dollar industry and by following some simple steps then you can be taking your share of those advertising dollars.
There are a number of different methods to capitalize on this type of marketing and one is to advertise your products using a service such as GOOGLE ADWORDS to make money.
This type of advertising is adjustable to fit your budget and allows you to direct traffic to your website or that of affiliated merchants with very little investment.
A small investment can turn into a huge potential when it comes to making money.
In addition to this type of marketing you can also use email as a means of getting in touch with your customers and making money.
By building an email list you are providing yourself with the opportunity to advertise your products and the products of associated merchants all within the same marketing piece.
By giving visitors to your site the opportunity to register their information you will have the opportunity to build a substantial client base that you can use for the distribution of marketing emails.
Above all there is one thing you should always keep in mind. Remember to keep all your goals in perspective and not assume that this is going to be a cash windfall that will give you overnight riches.
There is much trial and error to this method of making money and if one avenue fails then try a new one the next day. By getting a sense of what works and what does not then you will have the knowledge needed to grow and succeed at affiliate marketing.
BE PATIENT, DEDICATED, AND MOST OF ALL,REALISTIC.
There are good days and bad days, just the same as in any business, and if you weather the storms then you will have the opportunity to make money and enjoy the sunny days.
5 THINGS TO THINK ABOUT WHEN LOOKING FOR A HOME FOR YOUR FAMILY
If you are a family looking to BUY A NEW HOME 🏘️, what kinds of things should you consider in terms of location? Some of the things you should keep in mind are no-brainers, but other things, maybe not so much.
This is one that I’d put in the no-brainer category, safety. Making sure you are moving into a safe location kind of goes without saying. However, it’s not just your neighborhood you want to check on, it’s the SURROUNDING AREAS. Some very nice places can be in the heart of crime. It’s unfortunate, but it’s just the way it is. You might not even know until you take a drive through the areas at night or do a little research on crime locations in the city.
Know the future of your location that you are moving into. Where you are moving might me a great place, but are their plans for rezoning? Will you have adult entertainment clubs right down the street from you and your kids within a year? Will you have a small airport built right behind your backyard. Don’t let tunnel vision set in on your potential nice new home. Do your homework. Heck, you may be surprised to find that there is a rezoning that will increase your property value within just a few years.
This one is extremely important and one that I think most families are aware of. Know the schools that are close to your home. Are they safe? Do you prefer private schools for your kids? Are any close by?
If you live in Florida like I do, then this one can be very important, evacuation routes. Hurricanes are pretty common here, and we’ve had some bad ones since I’ve lived here. So where you live can impact the time it takes for you and your family to get out of the city and to safety. You do not want to end up in a place where it takes you and your children sitting in hours of traffic to get out of the city. Make sure you live close to your city or state’s evacuation route. Trust me on this one. I’m speaking from personal experience.
If anyone in your family has medical issues or if you have small children, you might want to live close to a hospital or emergency center. Living relatively close to a hospital or emergency room can provide you with peace of mind should the unexpected nightmare occur.
In short, do your homework, protect yourself and protect your future-your family.
6 WAYS TO MAKE A TON OF MONEY WITH AFFILIATE MARKETING
6 WAYS TO MAKE A TON OF MONEY WITH AFFILIATE MARKETING
In every corner of the globe right now there is an Affiliate Making a lot of quick money. To some people quick money means small money but in AFFILIATE MARKETING quick money could be $500 depending on how you plan it. In my opinion making your first $500 is not hard at all, I have seen many lazy affiliates make $500 a month by doing very little.
Not everybody just wants to earn $500. Some of us want even more than that, I know I did. I wanted to make enough money so I did not up have to work anymore. Now I’m making enough money for me to just sit back and enjoy my business run itself. Any Affiliate out there who believes in themselves can get on my level.
1. MAKE SURE THE PRODUCTHAS A HEALTHY MARKET.
I have previous articles, I will tell you do not go for the most competitive product because you will probably fail. By less competition I don’t mean no competition at all, a bit of competition is great.
2. MAKE SURE THE PRODUCT ISONLY AVAILABLE ONLINE.
Stuff like INFORMATION E-BOOKS are very easy to sell because people can download them straightaway and it is only available on the internet. If people had the option to go to the store or BUY ONLINE. Most would just go to the store.
3. A GOOD PAYING PRODUCT
Its easier to make a sale from a $15 health book, than a $90 health book. With the $90 you will have to spend a lot to really effectively promote the product. With the $15 book you don’t have to spend anything or very little.
4. RECURRING PAYMENT
Many new affiliates just want to make a that one big sale. That’s not the way the way big league affiliates think. A big league affiliate will want a recurring payment because you will get paid every month/week from that sale you made months or years back.
5. FIND A MENTOR
This is very important. Even I had to get a mentor at the begging because I never knew what I was doing. I was putting in so much effort but I saw no money coming in. I found an AFFILIATE MENTOR who ran an online affiliate marketing community and it was easy to see that they were making a lot of money.
6. LEARN FROM YOUR MENTOR
Take what your AFFILIATE MARKETING teacher has said and practice it. If you have a good mentor you will be making a ton of money in no time.
After months and months of thinking you’ve finally decided to make that leap of faith. You’ve decided to leave your job and tell your boss what you REALLY think of him and the job you hate so much. You’ve made the decision to jump into affiliate marketing full time and start your own online business.
Good for you.
Now let’s be honest here. Affiliate marketing can make you a lot of money and does not have a lot of risk in most cases, but it does take some time and it will take some work. I know, we do not like work, but anything that is worth it does require some type of work and I have energy on our end. Still, the world of affiliate marketing can be your answer to figuring out what to do with your life, but you need to have some direction.
There are a lot of different programs out there and a lot of different resources. Some that are good and some that are not so good. Affiliate Marketing may sound easy depending on who you learn from, but you need to be careful and take small steps so you can avoid the many affiliate marketing pitfalls that exist.
These pitfalls can ruin your business and can have you back on your bosses doorstep begging for another chance. We do not want that now do we?People like to be in control of their fate. We like to feel as if we have control of our lives and that we determine the outcome. So when the chance to start your own business presents itself you may get excited over the idea of a new venture. Sadly, this heightened level of excitement can also cause you to overlook some key points in your tactics and agreements with affiliates companies.
See, whenever you decide to want to be an affiliate for a company you’ll have to sign something called a agreement. In this agreement we have terms and conditions which are clearly spelled out for both parties. One party is you and the other is the company who’s product or service your promoting.
Now, a new affiliate may just sign without giving this a second thought, but it’s not the best thing to do. See, some companies and I use the word “some” will try to hide things. This is pretty rare as most companies like to do everything above board, but you need to look out for this still. Some companies may want to hide something and if they did they would put it in terms and conditions. Why? The terms and conditions are quite long and they know most people do not read them.
You have to think of what you do as a business and would sign paperwork related to a physical business without signing it first? I hope not because you could get in a lot of trouble and it’s no different for the online world. If you do not read the terms and conditions carefully you could end up with a big disappointment and a serious lost of earnings.
Another problem newbies to affiliate marketing have is that they do not understand the language of our business. You need to research and understand the core fundamentals before really jumping into the game. It does not take long to learn this stuff, but it will make you a more effective and Smarter Affiliated in the long run. If you decide to sign up for a affiliate marketing program that is commission based then you need to make sure you understand the term Revenue. Btw, most affiliate programs are commission based and depending on the programs you can make anywhere from 25 percent to 50 percent.
The term revenue can be a pretty big pitfall if your not paying attention. The company you want to promote for may advertise 7-10% contracts for all sales, but it may “forget” to define revenue. See, most eligible affiliate programs will figure your commission out based on the gross value of the sale. In laymen terms this means the amount of money the site will get at the end of the sale. As a new affiliate this may sound great to you, but you may be in for trouble if you do not read this part of the agreement very carefully.In most cases, the amount of a sale usually excludes debt and credit card payments.
In some cases they also may exclude delivery charges or any other misc surcharges. So what you thought was a really awesome commission is not disappearing in front of you. So make sure you look for this stuff in your agreement and if you have questions contact someone from the company who is usually the affiliate manager.
Affiliate programs are all different and some are pretty laid back and give affiliates a lot of room to work with and others are pretty strict in their own definition of the term revenue. In some cases your affiliate commission could be based off the profit margin of a product you sold. For instance, let’s say you sell a 20 dollar product and the company makes 10 bucks off of it. Well you will not receive 10 or 20 dollars. You’ll receive a small percentage of 10 dollars instead of the 20 dollars which seriously eats into your profit margin. I know I may sound like a broken record, but always read your affiliate agreements. In the beginning I lost a lot of money because I just did not know any better.
Another pitfall to look out for most affiliates never think about is returns. Ah, the dreaded refund. This will mess your business up if you do not understand how this works and how it affects your sales. Many affiliate companies only pay taxes on sales that are completed and not refunded. They usually usually wait 30 to 60 days to pay you to make sure the item has not been returned. If they paid you as soon as the sale is made they could lose millions because if the customer refunded they know lost money paying you and never received money from the sale. When someone returns an items in most cases you lose your commission. This can really hurt if you worked hard for that commission, but it’s just part of the game we call affiliate marketing.
So as a rule of thumb always check out the companies return policy your promoting for. You need to know what rights you have.Well, those are just a few of the pitfalls that can happen in this business. Affiliate Marketing can really be a great way to make money, but you have to be willing to do what it takes just as if this was a physical business.
In Stealth Traffic Formula Shaun Smith’s breaks down all the pitfalls of Affiliated Marketingso you can have a successful online business. You’ll also learn how to start from the ground up and take your affiliate marketing skills to the next level. In the end you could have the lifestyle you always wanted, but it will take some time.
Just remember to act on what you learn and network with others in this game as well. You can learn a lot from others who have already been where you were. Also, maybe your old boss will come to you for a job one day. Now that is what I call a golden moment.