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wulffpak
07-17-2006, 10:07 AM
Hello, I've been struggling to make money online for a while now. I have joined a couple of different programs only to be disappointed. I'm interested in becoming an affiliate marketer but not sure where to start.I am still invoved with a couple of programs but the funds aren't coming in. I would appreciate some advice.


wulffpak


Paulo421
07-18-2006, 09:31 PM
I'm in the same boat =( how long have you been doing the pip site?

CoachVelma
07-18-2006, 09:39 PM
Hi Wulffpak and Paulo,


Paulo, I saw you posted something similar just a little bit ago, so hopefully this answers your questions too.


The way to have affiliate marketing work, in my experience, and I'm sure there are other ways too, is to have a newsletter list where you are and have built a relationship with the people on your list.


I have a newsletter that speaks about Law of Attraction, and other Abundance Principles to support people to build a life of success, joy and prosperity. I've had this newsletter for almost 4 years now (I think...time flies!). I market affiliate products along side my own products. Because I've built up a relationship with my list...trust... they will quite often accept my recommendations and purchase through my affiliate links.


The thing is, I don't recommend things to my list that I have not (a) already purchased, or (b) have purchased similar products from the same person or company. I really want the people on my list to get value from my recommendations.


When you come from a place of service, the relationship and trust builds.


What kind of products are you wanting to recommend? Is it something that you enjoy and feel passionate about?


If you are doing it only for the money, it's far more difficult to build that trust so people want to buy from/through you.


Hope this helps.


Dream BIG!


Velma Gallant
Abundance Coach
http://www.welcomechanges.com
http://www.innergameofbusiness.com


DomesticDiva
07-26-2006, 09:31 PM
I have a friend. She does really well with affiliate surf site.. I dont do them..have no time.. but she does well with them.She said she works 1 hour every morning...

I can pass you her link if you want it.
smileys/smiley32.gif

LMBurgess
08-09-2006, 02:48 PM
Hello,


When I first began my businessI knew very little about the internet and even less about marketing.Also, Iwas very skeptical.I have nowbeen involved for a couple of months and have found some tools that have proved to be very useful as well as risk-free. If you are interested in these toolsrefer to my sig. file.


LMB

CoachVelma
08-09-2006, 04:09 PM
Please offer advice regarding affiliate marketing, not programs to sign into. If any more programs are offered in this thread, it will be closed.


Thank you.


Velma Gallant

kristinetheWAHM
08-31-2006, 08:50 PM
I'm hoping this is ok to post since it's free and a quick affiliate marketing course.




A Super affiliate I know of has a wonderful program that does cost
money but he also offers a set of free training courses. You need to
scroll down the page a bit and give your email address but the
information he gives is just wonderful!



You can get there by clicking on the "affiliate lessons" link below.

FamLiFrst
08-31-2006, 09:43 PM
Hi Velma


Your share about the newsletter is true, and I have an egroup because I have not figured out how to set up html newsletters.


However,the solution to creating additonal income on the internet


does not need totake 4 years. With your permission I would like to share some tips.

cheryl coldiron
09-01-2006, 04:55 AM
I have been doing affiliate marketing but with no traffic. I would be interested in anything to get my sites going to generate another stream of income.


xoxo


cc

CoachVelma
09-01-2006, 07:20 PM
Christina, please do share some of what you've learned! I'm sure there are a lot of people who would love to learn more. Thank you.


Dream BIG!


Velma Gallant
Abundance Coach
http://www.welcomechanges.com

FamLiFrst
09-03-2006, 12:17 PM
Forwarding URLS isinexpensive and very useful when doing search engine submissions.

What happens in search engines is the forward slash will actually delete any info after the slash and the Id number is lost. I learned this the hard way.

Pay Per Clicks never bid for number one spot. Try to stay at 3. You will still get indexed in all the sponsored search engines. But becareful with key words they can eat your budget in a day. Just always stay number 3 positionin the pay per cliks.


Different URL's going to the same website massive I have used http://www.buydomains.com (http://www.buydomains.com/)
for all of my urls.

How do I generate leads? I have useda program for 4 years. and it is an interview process.
It cost me 100 dollars and there is no monthly fees. NONE. So I have a system to qualify the serious from the curious.

Forums can beaddictive but they do get indexed for FREE into the search engines.
Remember to use key words,that directtraffic to your business Iguarantee you it will be in all the major search engines. So be very very careful what you write in forums. It is public to everyone who is on the internet, everyone!



Forwarding mispelled URLS.. I have one that I got and it gets hits all the time.
http://www.victoriasexrets.com (http://www.victoriasexrets.com)

vs
http://www.victoriasecrets.com (http://www.victoriasecrets.com)

What is good about a mispell is people tyope so faats that the ur; can be mispelld.
Bingo!

Blogging is huge!It is indexed into the search engines for FREE.
Forums, I advise everyone to be professional. Respect the forum rules.

In the beginning otherswill be checking you out and it takes time but you do build an internet presence.

Oh, any info you put there is public. So in some forums I am 99 years old. I seen one where I was 199 and thought that was awesome.
I'm not saying to hide but be aware of the fact that your now public.

(http://www.wahm.com/)

http://www.howtomlm.com (http://www.howtomlm.com/)

I recommend these forumsbecause they are new and you will build a presense.A first movers advantage. No I am not the owners or creators. But I am there of course.

http://homebasedbusinessforums.com (http://homebasedbusinessforums.com/)


I also have a small presence in Ryze and I am a free member .. by choice.

You can create your own page too and make sure that you say YES to it being indexed. Make sure you open your guest book to all.

http://www.ryze.com/go/ChristinaThompson (http://www.ryze.com/go/ChristinaThompson)




Retail to recruit.
Say I sold you a hot sizzling weight loss product and wow your amazed.. You share referrals in the first10 days and I retail the products to your friends,. Then when you are in your second month of re-order, I would ask you a very simple question.
Do you want me to keep the profits from the retail or would you like to create an additional income stream?
The products work and their friends, their warm market=== is on the products too.

I approach my business through retailing and following up.
Most people can share their personal success with two to three friends. Most warm markets do not want to be recruited.

It is that simple to do and that simple not to do.

Articles, ezines, newsletters these are how you maintain a relationship on line with cool market.
They choose to read or opt in.

Cool market is us here. We have made a connection.

Who is your favorite cashier at the store? This is a cool market person.
These people are actually the first people you should approach about opportunity or product after you join a business.



Edited by: FamLiFrst

CoachVelma
09-04-2006, 08:33 PM
This is really great information for network marketers. Do you (or anyone else) have any extra insights for affiliate marketers? Clever thing about the mis-spelled domains. smileys/smiley2.gif


I do think, though, that much is transferrable. No matter what, you need to run your business as a business rather than a hobby. I hobbied for a while, and when I decided to get serious, that's when the shifts started to happen. But then that steps a lot from my education on Law of Attraction.


What you focus on and the emotion behind it is what you bring to you.


If you're focus is the intensity of a hobby (or wishy-washy), you get that hobby (wishy-washy) results.



Dream BIG!


Velma Gallant
Abundance Coach
http://www.welcomechanges.com

FamLiFrst
09-05-2006, 01:29 PM
This is really great information for network marketers. Do you (or anyone else) have any extra insights for affiliate marketers? Clever thing about the mis-spelled domains. smileys/smiley2.gif


I do think, though, that much is transferrable. No matter what, you need to run your business as a business rather than a hobby. I hobbied for a while, and when I decided to get serious, that's when the shifts started to happen. But then that steps a lot from my education on Law of Attraction.


What you focus on and the emotion behind it is what you bring to you.


If you're focus is the intensity of a hobby (or wishy-washy), you get that hobby (wishy-washy) results.



Dream BIG!


Velma Gallant
Abundance Coach
http://www.welcomechanges.com





Velma,


I have to quote you on this! Passing it forward to my egroup.

alwayz2bize
09-07-2006, 08:37 PM
Thus far, there has been some GREAT advice posted.

Rule #1: Nothing comes without work
Rule #1: Work the program and the program will work for you. What I mean by that is this: regardless as to the affiliate program you join or are involved with, marketing is a must. You have to promote it as if it were your own product or idea, which does take a bit of work.

Many people will sign up for an affiliate program and let it go by the wayside...pick something you are interested in or have fun with. Find an affiliate program that is within that realm (believe me, you'll find one as there are plenty out there!).

Get a domain name and market the heck out of it! Make it your own as much as possible.

If you'll take the advice you've seen so far in this thread, you'll be successful!

Best of luck!

Mary Lanphier, Marketing Coach
Helping small businesses go from concept to conclusion
Associated Specialists
http://www.associatedspecialists.com

kristinetheWAHM
09-17-2006, 07:07 PM
Hi Wulffpak -

All of the advice you have received thus far is excellent. The one thing that I didn't see mentioned though is simple, quality content on your website.

All of the marketing in the world won't do you any good if you don't have a website that people want to visit (and this includes the search engines).

Pay Per Click (PPC) traffic is good to get you started but ideally you want to get to the top of search engines naturally so that you don't have that extra cost.

Focus on writing articles or use some from some ezine sites. I don't suggest creating your entire website using these but a few here and there can get you started.

Once you have about 30 to 40 pages up on your website you can then start to add in your affiliate links that are related to your website. You don't want to be an affiliate of a shoes site if your website is about coffee.

Don't forget about Google AdSense also. This will give you a few more dollars here and there.

Kristine

simple
09-26-2006, 08:16 AM
Hi Wulffpak and Paulo:


When I started with affiliate programs I had the same problem,


howto recruit and how to get traffic.


Even if I got sign ups,they would soon lwave because the didn't know


how to market either.


With years I found that people are not duplicable,systems are.


So I searched and searched for a duplicable marlketing system and


it is working perfectly.


Regardssmileys/smiley1.gif


Simple


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CoachVelma
10-02-2006, 12:49 PM
I believe they were referring to affiliate programs, and not network marketing programs. In affiliate programs, there is no recruiting.


Dream BIG!


Velma Gallant
Abundance Coach
http://www.welcomechanges.com

MelissaWRN
10-04-2006, 05:39 AM
Thanks for sharing these great tips with us. I am just now starting to explore affiliate programs to add. I'm toying with the idea of medical supplies, medical texts, gifts for the medical professionals, etc. I think that might be a good match for my company, which provides online medical courses. Again, thanks for the posts.

Erik
04-27-2007, 01:23 PM
The basic of any business online or offline is the have customers looking at your product. The more people looking at your products the more sales

so you need traffic a great way to get better quality traffic is the have an opt in email list of people who sign up to see what programs that can help them make money because people only care about how they can make money not you.

offer them a solution to there problem

I would like to submit a a link to a free list builder I use but I not sure if it is ok

look into free ways to build an opt in email list of people who respect your advice