STEPS IS THE KEY
I hope by now that you are having some
success with affiliate marketing.
It was not so long ago for me that I
was earning dribs and drabs as an affiliate - really a couple hundred dollars a
month last year - and now while working full time in September 2007 I made
That’s not to brag but to show that it
is possible…with consistent effort and a lot of belief in yourself.
The truth is I don’t have that many
websites and actually aren’t promoting that many products (not near enough as
I’d like to be). However, I have put the effort in to make sure that they are
functioning, earning and increasing in passive income for me…and spent a lot of
time when I first started releasing a lot of articles to the world, primarily
through Ezine Articles. Actually last time I checked I have released about 394
articles through EA on about 12 niches - not that many niches really but a lot
YOUR TIME SO THAT YOU CAN EARN MORE BY DOING LESS
While some people may not necessarily
agree with me, when I started out I decided to focus on websites that earn high
commissions. While some people will argue and say you can earn just as much
with a product that earns lower commissions but converts highly I thought to
myself if I’m going to go to the time and effort of article marketing on a
particular subject, it takes just as much time to write an article that sells a
product where I earn $20.00 commission as it does to write an article that earns
me $100.00 commission.
So I made the choice when starting out
being a 60 minute affiliate to start with creating blogs where I earn a high
commission - around the $100.00 range. However, that being so if I can earn
less but get commissions on re-orders that’s still very valuable.
It takes just as much time to create a
blog that promotes a high commission product as it does to create one that only
pays you $10.00. Also, it is really no harder to presell to your visitors on a
more expensive product than a cheaper one if it’s done right.
So if you’re starting out or not having
the kind of success that you would like then try giving this strategy a go.
Promoting high commission products
around the $100 mark has allowed me to have days where I make more than $500.00
simply because I’ve made four or five sales and earnt $100.00 for each product.
If you compare that with making $20.00
commission for five sales and earning $100.00 you can see how promoting some
high commission products is part of the success of a 60 Minute Affiliate.
However, that being said if you can
convert visitors into buyers for a product that doesn’t earn you as much but
gives you a good cashflow every month that’s great and keep going with it as
PRESS RELEASE WRITING
IS NOT JUST FOR PRODUCT OWNERS
affiliate marketers don’t take full advantage of writing press releases. I
would suggest that every time that you launch a new blog or website you announce
it to the world through a free press release service.
“So and so is proud to announce the
launch of her new website which teaches …. how to make money online…or explains
how weight loss is possible with…”
Include a quote from yourself which
could explain how this product is very popular online but people are left
confused or disadvantaged in some way but how your website cures that problem or
answers the questions etc.
Your press doesn’t need to be long but
it needs to be informative and not sound like you are trying to sell anything in
your press release but inform the world of whatever you are announcing.
With many free press release services
you are able to use keywords for seo purposes. I would recommend that when you
write your press release that you target keywords that you would like to rank
for in the title of your press release, in the first paragraph and also in the
TIP: There are such a range of free
press release services there is nothing stopping you writing a press release and
distributing it through one service, rewriting it and making it unique and
distributing it through another service etc. If you do this however, I would
recommend that you target new keywords that you would hope to rank well for
because you would be surprised how much traffic that you can get.
PS: If you aren’t confident in writing
a press release you could either have a look at already published press releases
at these services and get an idea of how to write them or alternatively go to
the Warrior Forum or Digital Point Forum and pay a few dollars for one to be
written for you :O)
Here are a range of press release
services that I recommend: