Affiliate Marketing – 3 Tips For Beginners With No Budget
As you already know Internet marketing is indeed an open source of money making opportunities to global entrepreneurs, and affiliate marketing is one of those opportunities. The problem is that many of the information that you find on the web teach you that the only entrepreneurs that are generating an income from clickbank (digital product and services marketplace) affiliate programs or other performance base marketing programs are the ones with a big business budget, they want you to believe that to start in an Internet business promoting other merchants products you need things like:
– A well design and develop website or wordpress blog.
– An expensive autoresponder system to build a list of leads.
– A good web hosting service for your site.
– And much more…
The true is that you will need all these marketing elements and more to grow your business and take it to the next level, but if you are an Internet marketing beginner with zero money to invest, and just a few hours per week to put into your new affiliate venture, should you just way and let everything pass you by?
Off course not!
With the help of new web 2.0 or social media tools you can have the same chance to be successful. So, just start a blog with Blogger.com, or a lens at Squidoo.com and your in your way to start your own affiliate marketing business. Now, most merchants will tell you to put their banners or links on your website, or just link directly to your affiliate link and you will be making money in no time. Well, my dear Internet entrepreneur, it doesn’t work like that, you will be wasting time and money generating traffic to your site or blog and your conversions will be low or none, this happen most of the time…
Here is how to fix this affiliate marketing problem:
1.- Avoid choosing merchants that are promoting their affiliate program on their landing page, exclusively if his link is located on the top of the page this is a way to steal traffic and commissions from you. There are strategic ways to go around this, if the merchant provides a quality product, but for now just stay away from this sites.
2.- Don’t use any of the merchants marketing materials if they have they are branded with the company’s URL, simply because your visitors have the choice to copy the URL and write it directly on the browser making them bypass your affiliate link.
3.- If you have no money to invest in an autoresponder to start building your list, try to promote merchants that use squeeze pages or lead capture pages to promote their products. Just make sure you read their terms and know that you will get credit for any purchase generated by your leads.