Affiliate Marketing – Be a Resource Not a Used Car Salesman
Becoming an affiliate marketer is the easiest way to make money online. Whether you want to supplement your existing income or add to your monthly coffers, commit yourself to learn affiliate marketing and you can do this.
The problem with most anything on line today is our ability to get distracted. If you want to succeed online you must have focus and apply it. Affiliate marketing is not a hit or miss proposition. You must develop a plan and stick to it. And if you’re thinking about making money overnight, you should give that up. Any program with integrity would never promise instant overnight riches.
There are multiple ways to start out with online marketing that won’t cost you anything initially and don’t require a website. Don’t get into the rut of buying every new product on the topic or following after every new guru’s releases. There are some incredible folks out there with some great marketing skills, but unless you’re willing to pay upwards of $2,000 for their programs, the best bet is to start small.
Build Your Online Presence
Build your online presence through free web pages at Squidoo.com or HubPages.com, use article marketing to send traffic to your web pages, make sure you have some affiliate products linked to your articles and you’re in business.
And make sure you writes lots of lots of articles!
Develop Online Credibility
Like any good marketing plan you need to pick programs that have a shelf life and aren’t already over-saturated by other affiliate marketers. You also need to pick programs to market that you resonate with and that have online credibility
Remember to maintain credibility and integrity in all that you do online and you will be a success!
The key thing is to be a resource – not a used car salesman. You don’t have to sell anyone on any one product – just provide them information and links to resources – and direct them to other people’s sales pages. You’re not selling – you’re providing information and resources. Let other people do the selling.
So in recap-
* Pick products that have integrity
* Sign up as an affiliate
* Develop landing pages (either yours or free)
* Write articles and submit them with the link in the bio box to your site
Bottom line, be consistent, stay on track, develop integrity, don’t scam or spam and within a few months you might be pleasantly surprised!