Ended up going to the A4D meet up in San Diego, CA and it was a success! Met up with a lot of good friends and made a ton of new ones. Definitely was great spending some time relaxing and enjoying the weather on the balcony of the Hard Rock Hotel.
Affiliate Marketing is simply a method of promoting other web businesses in which you receive money for every visitor, subscriber, customer or sale you provide to them. In other words, you drive traffic to another web business… The traffic generates sales… And you get a percentage of the sales. Easy! This is the Perfect Work-From-Home Business!
The great news for you is that there are MANY affiliate marketplaces out there you can take advantage of. Take a moment now to look through a few of the affiliate marketplaces I strongly recommend. Get familiar with them and how they work. They will be your ticket to big profits in the very near future! Here they are:
One of the original affiliate marketplaces, founded in 1998.
Another of the original affiliate marketplaces, ClickBank focuses on digitally delivered products. (e-books, etc.)
Boasts the largest network of affiliate programs on the net… With over 10 million partnerships!
This section is really the key to winning in the CPA marketing game. Keywords are the foundation to the Internet. Behind every search is a person looking for something in particular. Almost every action on the Internet begins with someone typing a keyword or key phrase into a major search engine such as Google or Yahoo.
Practically every web page that is indexed by the major search engines is ranked based on their keyword density within the content of the web page and the keywords used to link (anchor text) to the web pages by other web sites. If you want to succeed in CPA marketing, you need to develop really good keyword research skills and keyword building strategies. I will share with you the tips and tricks that I have learned over the last few years that have helped me maximize the exposure of my offers using natural search traffic, videos, social media, pay per click search engines, banner ads, etc. and bring as much qualified traffic as possible to the CPA offers I promote.
Most affiliates settle with the most popular and most prestigious affiliate networks. Guess why? Well it works and your almost guaranteed to get paid on time and don’t really have to worry about getting scrubbed as they have very good policies in place. But is it the BEST CHOICE? I don’t think so! I’ve been able to get extremely higher payouts on some more private affiliate networks where they only accept pre qualified affiliates and do a lot more screening to get accepted. Sure, it’s a bit more work but well worth it!
Affiliate Networks Exposed!
Now how do I find a network that fits the bill? AffiliatePaying.com was created for that reason! Any affiliate network imaginable should be listed there, and probably is! It’s the best resource for finding about new networks, established networks, which pay and which don’t! Not to mention there are thousands of users and affiliates contributing to the reviews, so get ready for some revealing information if the network is up to no good!
I usually don’t write posts like this, but I had a pretty bad experience with Wiredtree and it really pissed me off so here I go with my rant! (Don’t worry, no affiliate links for Wiredtree in this one!) I was looking for a VPS, separate from the one I use for my blog, so I can host my tracker on for my affiliate campaigns. After reading a few reviews here and there, getting a few recommendations etc, I decided to go with Wiredtree and their VPS package.
Hmm, 99.9 percent uptime guarantee, nice specs, sure why not! Much better than shared hosting especially when your hosting all of your affiliate campaigns and your main source of income is from them! J Anyways, so I spend a few days setting up campaigns and migrating from my smaller vps to this bigger and faster one with Litespeed, when one day I try to login to my tracker and guess what!? The site was down.
Trialpay has been making big splashes in the online marketing world, and for good reason too! If you haven’t heard or seen one of their offers, then you are truly missing out. Facebook has been using them for its users to buy “credits” which can be used for Facebook apps and other purchases directly on Facebook. TrialPay was founded by Alex Rampell, a young entrepreneur who got his start at age 15, when he wrote a popular software program that helped AOL users avoid losing their Internet connections. His software was later banned, but got him a lot of publicity, which he used to launch a brand new site, called Trialpay.
How Trialpay Works
It’s quite simple really, they offer alternative payment solutions for your business or website. So in Facebook’s case, they use Trialpay so Facebook users don’t have to pull out their credit card or actually pay Facebook anything for the “credits” they offer. So how can they give them stuff for free? There has to be a catch right? Well the catch is that they make you complete an offer from another advertiser, such as signing up for Netflix or completing a survey, and thus granting you access to Facebook’s credits for free! Other businesses may perhaps offer their product or download for free as well, but the user will have to complete one of Trialpay’s offers to get access to it. Once they do, the business gets paid and Trialpay takes a small commission for doing this.
Email has taken the world over. Individuals and people are utilizing email on a daily basis and most prefer it over postal mail. This is for a few obvious reasons such as it’s free and you don’t have to pay postage, it’s much more reliable than the post office and there are several services that allow you to send even the largest files much more quickly. Most servers are able to send emails in less than 5 seconds. Because of the flexibility of email, you can see why people are using it on a daily basis whether it is their personal email or work email.
Marketing promotions are utilizing email as well. You can send newsletters, promotions and a variety of other informational products. So, you may be wondering, how exactly you come up with all these names and email addresses. That’s where the opt-in list comes in.
An opt-in list is essentially a list of emails that you can send your marketing materials to. Now, getting a whole bunch of emails is easy, but you also want to be able to target your marketing to the right group. You wouldn’t want to send cosmetic coupons to a bunch of men and you wouldn’t want to send tool coupons to a bunch of women. A good list will also provide you with a profile of the email address owner so that you can easily target your promotions to your target audience.
Many marketers start the product launch process without thinking about the resources they are going to give their launch partners, i.e. the affiliates and JV partners. These people, particularly, the JV partners, are busy people who haven’t got time to sit down and create resources to market your product. They are going to want you to provide this.
If you are smart, you will do this. The easier you can make it for your partners to promote your product, the more chance you have of them promoting it. We have discussed the pre-launch email sequence. This is something you can create and allow the launch partners to send out to their lists. As there may be a high degree of cross over between this list (how many of the same launch offers do you receive?) you may want to make the emails unique.
Selling products online, especially digital products, can be a very rewarding and profitable enterprise. There is a saying, When you Work for Dollars You are Always limited by the amount of time you have. You are trading dollars for hours. A much better way is to trade products for dollars – then you expend you time and energy once – and then just keep selling the same product over and over. You work once and then you can be rewarded for years.
To me, there are three main “Superniches” that will never ever go out of style. They are – Health, Wealth, and Relationships And these categories don’t fail no matter the state of the economy, people are ALWAYS interested in these categories (it’s not something like ‘dining out’ or ‘movie rentals’ that people usually will cut back on in hard economic times)… But speaking of dining out, what would be a good idea would be to sell ‘how to save money dining out’ or ‘how to save money taking a girl out on a date’….something like that….I’m just brainstorming now.
But anyway, back to my point… These ‘super’ niches can be broken down into subniches – For example….
First, let me explain what an ‘Intensive Give-Away’ is so that you can better grasp the impact of it to your online earning potential. An Intensive Give-Away is an online activity in which hundreds of people get together to build their mailing lists through offering free items whether that be products or services. Most times, these are digital products or services to make things go more smoothly for all participants such as ebooks, softwares, scripts, web hosting accounts, ecourses, and similar. The most exciting thing about Intensive Give-Aways is that unless you are personally running the whole show, it won’t cost you one thin dime to participate.
The #1 PPV network I like to use is called TrafficVance.com and the reason I like to use it is because they run mainly off of GameVance, and if you ever been on MySpace or Facebook and other major websites, you always see GameVance’s advertisements. Like Duck hunting, like some poker games, there’s all type of stuff that people play on the site and that’s what that traffic is those people are created from those sites. So TrafficVance is #1.
#2 is called Zango and zango is a very popular site as well, if you go to Zango.com you’ll see exactly what I’m talking about. If you go to http://adservices.zango.com you’ll come right to the ad services. You are just going to apply and get accepted and then you can start setting up your advertisements.