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Tips to Make Your Business Successful through Affiliate Marketing

 

First of all I would like to thank all of my readers who are supporting me during this difficult time, I really appreciate it.

Earlier this week we attended a scattering of ashes ceremony for a friend whose husband passed away a few months ago, and to be honest as it was a day of celebration and laughter it made me feel much better. The setting was beautiful, a nearby lake and the weather was just perfect.

 

                           

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Lake Kournas

 

I know I need to move forward now and I had a little help this week from a fellow blogger who has written a guest post for me until I get a few posts of my own written and scheduled.

 

Today I have a guest post for you from Maria who is an affiliate marketer, blogger and financial adviser.

 

 

Tips to Make Your Business Successful through Affiliate Marketing

 

Affiliate marketing is a practice where merchants will reward affiliate for bringing each visitor or customer to their website. For every product purchased affiliate will get specific commission based on his marketing efforts. As an affiliate your job is to market others product. You can boost merchants sale by placing merchants banner or links on blogs, newsletter or on social networking sits like twitter and Facebook. Whenever user clicks on the link, merchant can track visitor’s data and can know where his sale comes from. Most dealers offer monthly payments. Some of the largest companies which use affiliate programs are eBay, Amazon and Yahoo. Affiliate marketing is the best technique to make more in online. 

 

Advantages of being an affiliate marketer

>  Cost-effective

>  Global market

>  No-fees

>  No shipping

>  No customer support

>  Variable income

>  Work from home.

 

Tips to be a successful affiliate marketer

 

Select best products: This is the most crucial step for an affiliate. You should select the best products which can benefit you.  It is the product which determines your income rate. Research around to find the top product in niche. If you can’t make the right decision, take the help of experts or friends who are familiar with affiliate field.

 

Identify the demand of the product: If you select the product that has less demand, then you might not boost merchant sales. No matter how well you work hard, your efforts may become ineffective. So before deciding a particular product research around to identify its demand in marketing field. If you get good amount of traffic to website, you can conduct online survey can know customer opinion.

 

Use several sources: Never depend on single strategy. For instance most affiliate marketers place their ads on websites. There are many other places where you can promote products like social media, submitting to directories etc. More the number of clicks to website greater the amount of traffic will be. For instance use Google Adwords which is an effective technique to market your products. Place your website link on those ads which can attract users to website. 

 

Track details of affiliate campaign: Use different affiliate techniques. For instance you can promote products on blogs, popular websites, social network; press releases etc. identify the progress of each technique. Analyse which strategy brings more sales. Concentrate on that area which boosts your sales.

 

Stay connected with latest technologies: Affiliate marketing is a competitive field. To be successful you should implement the latest technologies. Stay current with latest methods. 

 

Select the right merchant: Identify your merchant popularity. Remember that when you promote others product you indirectly promote the person behind those products. What happens if your customer is unhappy with your product? Do you think that they will get back to your site? Never, instead your customer may consider you as an unworthy person.

 

Relevancy: Make sure that the content on the website reflects your product or services. Check for relevancy. Update your website content regularly. Because search engines like Google considers the website with regular updations and may enhance its page rank.

 

Author bio: This article is written by Maria, an affiliate marketer, blogger and financial adviser. Currently she is researching on missold ppi.

 

Thanks Maria, much appreciated :)

If you would like to leave a comment on this post then I would love to hear from you, and please feel free to share with others via the Social Media buttons.

 

To your success

Thanks for reading

Pauline

 

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  • Gladys Cruz
    Twitter:
    says:

    Hi Pauline
    This is my first time on your site. Thank you for making is available for newbies like myself.
    I enjoyed reading the article from Maria. It is very interesting, but there is so much I have to learn.
    I started blogging a couple of months ago, would you suggest I wait until I create more traffice to become an Affiliate?
    I will look at your site to glean from you.
    Gladys recommends you read…Time is a preciouss tool…use it wisely
    Thank you for your feedback
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    March 15, 2013 at 6:29 pm
    • Pauline says:

      Hi Gladys
      Welcome to my blog, I hope you can gain some useful information here, I am glad you enjoyed Maria’s guest post, if there is anything you would like to ask or jsut to get in touch I would love to hear from you :)
      I would try affiliate marketing now, are you building a list? I will take a look at your blog and give you some feedback if you would like, we all need help at the beginning, I know I did and still do lol we are learning all the time….
      Thanks again for stopping by, have a great day.
      Pauline

      March 20, 2013 at 11:42 am
  • Erwin
    Twitter:
    says:

    Hi everyone,

    all the best for you Pauline. I wish you to smille a lot.

    And if we talk about affiliate marketing it is good way to start but if you want to be successful internet enterprenuer you must create your own product. And the affiliates will bring traffic to you. And this is the most important factor not you generating traffic to others but others to you!

    But to start the affliate marketing is a good way to go.

    All the best and see you on top.

    Erwin.
    Erwin recently posted..Top 5 Websites For Affiliate ProductsMy Profile

    March 15, 2013 at 7:47 pm
    • Pauline says:

      Hi Erwin
      First of all thanks for your kind words, they did make me smile :)
      Having your own product is best but when first starting out promoting affiliate products is a good way to begin, and then later on you can create your own for others to promote for you.
      Hope you have a great day
      Pauline

      March 20, 2013 at 11:33 am
  • Enstine Muki
    Twitter:
    says:

    Hi Maria,

    Thanks for sharing these tips on Pauline’s blog. Good to see you helping to keep her blog going

    One thing I have learned with Affiliate marketing as a blogger is to promote products I have used. This converts more than any other thing. You gain trust from your readers by telling them your experiences using the product.

    Pauline, I see you have created a post explaining why you were away. Please let me read it
    Enstine Muki recently posted..How to transform your blog to a veritable cash machine ~ ThirstyAffiliate ReviewMy Profile

    March 16, 2013 at 2:29 pm
    • Pauline says:

      Hi Enstine
      Thanks for your kind words for myself and Maria.
      I agree with you we will have more success if we promote products that we are using ourselves, we can give a real review and know we believe in the product…
      Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a wonderful day
      Pauline

      March 20, 2013 at 11:27 am
  • Sylviane Nuccio
    Twitter:
    says:

    Hi Pauline and I am glad you feel better. I didn’t know about this.

    This is a great guest post about affiliate marketing.

    There are indeed many advantages to affiliate marketing and I noticed that once you have a great niche out there and done your work at the beginning it just works on it’s own.

    Thank you for this great information and will share.
    Sylviane Nuccio recently posted..How to Improve Your Emotional HealthMy Profile

    March 16, 2013 at 3:29 pm
    • Pauline says:

      Hi Sylviane
      Thanks for stopping by, hope you are well :)
      I am trying to move forward and will be back to posting on regular basis very soon, thanks for your support, it means a lot.
      Glad you enjoyed Maria’s post, and I hope it helps my readers, it is a great way for any newbies to start out, especially if they don’t have a product of their own.
      Hope you enjoy your day
      Pauline

      March 20, 2013 at 11:23 am
  • Donna Merrill says:

    Hi Pauline,

    Sorry about your loss, this is the first time I’ve heard about it. Thank you for having Maria as your guest.

    Maria,
    You have done an outstanding post about affiliate marketing. There is so much we need to research before we suggest a product. There are so many advantages marketing this way.
    Tons of my friends do it and are quite successful. The only time I have done it is if I joined something or if a friend of mine put out a product.
    However, I do intend of doing more affiliate marketing in the future and this sure helped.
    Thanks so much,
    Donna
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    March 17, 2013 at 3:37 am
    • Pauline says:

      Hi Donna
      Thanks for your kind words and support, it means a lot to me, I am slowly feeling better and know that I need to imerse myself back into work mode, life goes on as they say :)
      I love affiliate marketing and I love this post from Maria, she has explained it so well, it is a great way of adding and extra stream of income and a great way to start out for anyone who has not created their own product yet.
      I would love to hear how you get along with it, keep me posted…
      Hope you have a great day
      Pauline

      March 20, 2013 at 11:21 am
  • Evan says:

    Great article! I’ve been considering applying my technical skill to some internet marketing ventures for extra cash and only recently began considering affiliate marketing.

    I think your advice will save me lots of time!

    One thing you may want to address in future pieces on the topic is something I’ve already noticed: extreme competition in affiliate marketing places a premium on originality of methods employed and quality of products promoted.
    Evan recently posted..Best premium WordPress themes for eCommerce 2013My Profile

    March 18, 2013 at 4:20 pm
    • Pauline says:

      Hi Evan
      Thanks for taking the time to stop by, it’s always nice to see you :)
      I think you will do well with affiliate marketing, I would love to hear how you get along with it, so keep me posted!
      Thanks for the advice on future posts on this topic, I will consider it…
      Enjoy your day
      Pauline

      March 20, 2013 at 11:17 am
  • Adrienne
    Twitter:
    says:

    Hi Pauline and Maria,

    I just want to say Pauline that I’m so sorry for your loss. Although I know this is part of life it’s never the enjoyable part. I also attended a funeral this past Saturday and it was beautiful. He had been ill though so it was expected but it’s still never easy saying goodbye. You just take care of yourself and we’ll see you when you’re ready.

    Maria, thank you for stepping in and writing this post for Pauline. I know she loves to share about affiliate marketing so that was so kind of you to do this for her.

    Your tips are spot on and I advise everyone to look into doing affiliate marketing. As it was taught to me early on, if you can promote other people’s products and have success then you can promote anything. Boy is that ever true.

    You’ve definitely given people the information of what it takes so I hope they’ll take you up on that.

    You both have a good week okay!

    ~Adrienne
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    March 18, 2013 at 9:06 pm
    • Pauline says:

      Hi Adrienne
      Thanks for your kind words, and sorry for your loss also, it is never easy like you say even when it is expected, but we have to carry on with life…
      I am glad everyone is enjoying Maria’s post, and I am grateful to her for this guest post to help me out. I will be back later this week with a post of my own, I think I need to get back to this and know it will help me. I am blessed to have so many blogging friends who are very supportive so thanks to everyone :)
      Have a great day Adrienne and thanks for stopping by
      Pauline

      March 20, 2013 at 11:14 am
  • Jijin Mohan
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    says:

    Great article Mam. Worth reading for newbies like me, thank you very much for the share. :)
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    March 18, 2013 at 11:29 pm
    • Pauline says:

      Hi Jijin
      Thanks for stopping by, hope the post will help you with your business, have you used affiliate marketing yet? if so I would love to hear how you are doing.
      Enjoy your day
      Pauline

      March 20, 2013 at 11:10 am
  • Cody from Samurai Trading Academy
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    says:

    I’ve actually got a older product of mind that I’ve been considering putting out there for affiliates to market. I’ve always been reluctant because I wanted to keep the message clear and use my own voice, but now there’s just too many things on the go to properly keep the traffic rolling in. This article was a good reminder that I need to dig into the way it all works and get things rolling.

    Oh, and glad you’re feeling better, Pauline.
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    March 18, 2013 at 11:31 pm
    • Pauline says:

      Hi Cody
      Welcome to my blog, thanks for stopping by :)
      If you have a product that is just collecting dust on your hard drive then it is maybe better to get it out there through affiliates to market, it will save you so much time which you devote to other projects, good luck with it :)
      I am feeling a lot better thanks, have a great day!
      Pauline

      March 20, 2013 at 10:58 am
  • Joy Healey
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    says:

    Thanks for a great post Maria, and glad you are feeling better, Pauline.

    Although I was taught to develop my own product first (and did so) I wish someone had taught me to start online with affiliate marketing first instead.

    The number of different skills to learn with developing your own product just left me in overwhelm mode! I just didn’t know enough to make sensible decisions.

    If I had experimented and learned with affiliate marketing perhaps I would have done better. That original product cost me an arm an a leg in blood, sweat, tears and CASH – and never returned much to me.

    Joy
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    March 20, 2013 at 1:01 am
    • Pauline says:

      Hi Joy
      It can be difficult to create your own product at the beginning so affiliate marketing is a great way to start, and then later as we become more experienced and comfortable we can create a product of our own to sell. Sorry you had a bad experience with that…
      Hope you enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by
      Pauline

      March 20, 2013 at 10:49 am
  • Lisa Magoulas says:

    First off Pauline, I send you my condolences. It is hard losing a loved one, and it’s fun to reminisce over the fun times you had together. I’m glad you had the opportunity to do so. Maria, you’re a good person filling in for Pauline during her time of mourning. I really liked all the facts you pointed out. I’ve tried affiliate marketing with no success. I’ll have to retake a look at how I’m implementing my strategy to make it work. Thanks for the info – you have me thinking now.
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    March 20, 2013 at 1:19 am
    • Pauline says:

      Hi Lisa
      Thanks for taking the time to stop by, and your kind words.
      I hope you have more success with affiliate marketing if you decide to try it again, it can be worth it.
      Have a great day
      Pauline

      March 20, 2013 at 10:45 am
  • Sue Price
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    says:

    Hi Pauline

    I am also sorry for your loss. I did not know about it until now and I do hope you are feeling better. It always takes time.

    Thanks for having Maria as a guest here.

    Maria that is a great post and I agree with your advantages of affiliate marketing. I agree with them.

    When I first started online it was in a business where we were supplying goods and shipping ourselves. I would never do that one again.

    Excellent advice.

    Sue
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    March 20, 2013 at 7:56 am
    • Pauline says:

      Hi Sue
      Thanks for your kind words :) yes it does take time but I am feeling better each day, we just have to carry on but having the support of my blogging friends helps me a great deal…
      I’m glad you liked Maria’s post, I think affiliate marketing has some great advantages to help build a business.
      Hope you have a great day and thanks again for taking the time to stop by.
      Pauline

      March 20, 2013 at 10:43 am
  • Tonya Stephens
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    says:

    HI Pauline,
    So glad to see your spirits lifted. I know it’s been a difficult time for you.
    Thank to Maria for the informative article on affiliate marketing. You did a great job of listing the pros of this type of marketing. Good information.
    Thanks,
    Tonya
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    March 20, 2013 at 7:39 pm
  • Tim Bonner says:

    Hey Maria and Pauline

    A great post for all the budding affiliate marketers out there; very comprehensive and instructional.

    I’ve not had much luck with affiliate marketing of late but that’s because I’ve not had much time to work on things either.

    I’m working on a giveaway for my list building at the moment and then maybe will go back to affiliate marketing again.

    I hope you’re holding up Pauline and things are moving forward for you.
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    March 21, 2013 at 9:45 pm
  • Sue Neal
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    says:

    Hi there Pauline and Maria,

    This article’s of great interest to me because I’ve just embarked on a training course aimed at setting up an affiliate website. I think one of the biggest challenges is getting sufficient targeted traffic to your site, so you need to work hard on keyword research and SEO. Google’s algorithm updates have hit a lot of affiliate marketers very hard, so you need to keep an eye on those penguins and pandas.

    I entirely agree that affiliate marketing is one of the most hassle-free ways to make money online, provided you can make it work and keep on the right side of Uncle Google.

    Sue
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    March 24, 2013 at 6:02 pm

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