Tuesday, December 9, 2008

3 survival skills to succeed online

Every affiliate marketer is always looking for the successful marketthat gives the biggest paycheck. Sometimes they think it is a magicformula that is readily available for them. Actually, it is morecomplicated than that. It is just good marketing practices that havebeen proven over years of hard work and dedication.There are tactics that have worked before with online marketing and iscontinuing to work in the online affiliate marketing world of today.With these top three marketing tips, you will be able to able toincrease your sales and survive in the affiliate marketing online.What are these three tactics?1. Using unique web pages to promote each separate product you aremarketing. Do not lump all of it together just to save some money onweb hosting. It is best to have a site focusing on each and everyproduct and nothing more.Always include product reviews on the website so visitors will have aninitial understanding on what the product can do to those who buysthem. Also include testimonials from users who have already tried theproduct.Be sure that these customers are more than willing to allow you to usetheir names and photos on the site of the specific product you aremarketing.You can also write articles highlighting the uses of the product andinclude them on the website as an additional page. Make the pagesattractive compelling and include calls to act on the information. Eachheadline should attract the readers to try and read more, even contactyou. Highlight your special points. This will help your readers to learnwhat the page is about and will want to find out more.2. Offer free reports to your readers. If possible position them at thevery top side of your page so it they simply cannot be missed. Try tocreate autoresponder messages that will be mailed to those who inputtheir personal information into your sign up box. According toresearch, a sale is closed usually on the seventh contact with aprospect.Only two things can possibly happen with the web page alone: closedsale or the prospect leaving the page and never return again. Byplacing useful information into their inboxes at certain specified period,you will remind them of the product they thought they want later andwill find out that the sale is closed. Be sure that the content is directedtoward specific reasons to buy the product. Do not make it sound likea sales pitch.Focus on important points like how your product can make life andthings easier and more enjoyable. Include compelling subject lines inthe email. As much as possible, avoid using the word “free” becausethere are still older spam filters that dumps those kind of contents intothe junk before even anyone reading them first. Convince those whosigned up for your free reports that they will be missing something bigif they do not avail of your products and services.3. Get the kind of traffic that is targeted to your product. Just think, ifthe person who visited your website has no interest whatsoever inwhat you are offering, they will be among those who move on andnever come back. Write articles for publication in e-zines and ereports.This way you can locate publications that is focusing on yourtarget customers and what you have put up might just grab theirinterest.Try to write a minimum of 2 articles per week, with at least 300-600words in length.By continuously writing and maintaining these articles you cangenerate as manyas many targeted readers to your site in a day.Always remember that only 1 out of 100 people are likely to buy yourproduct or get your services. If you can generate as much as 1,000targeted hits for your website in a day, that means you can made 10sales based on the average statistic.The tactics given above does not really sound very difficult to do, ifyou think about it. It just requires a little time and an action plan onyour part.Try to use these tips for several affiliate paychecks you will be receiving…
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Oke Timothy
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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Super Affiliate Marketing Tactics-The Final Part ( 14 )

Dear blog reader,

I have selflessly given you the basis of what makes a great affiliate marketer. This lessons are real and they really work for those that knows its value. Are you going to work at it and give it that drive? It is up to you. I want to hear your comments about the whole series from the beginning to the end! Before that, I bring you the concluding part.


Super Affiliates Take ACTION!

By now, if you’ve read all of these great ways to increase your affiliate sales, you MAY have realized that what you set up… if you’ve implemented these tips… is a system that will work for any niche, any time!
THAT’S the key to having a stable income from affiliate marketing - many streams of income all growing and profiting! That way, if one niche suddenly dies… think buggy whips… your income doesn’t suffer very much since it’s easy to plug another niche into the system, go through the steps and start a replacement income stream.
The secret to this method is knowing when to let a niche just perk along on its own and when to work hard on it. If you leave a niche too early…before you have a good stable cash flow and before you have a list that’s growing on a reliable basis… it will allow that niche to wither away and die.
BUT…on the other hand, you can get caught up in a niche and spend lots of unproductive time in it… tweaking each step even though you see no results is a good example of this. Sure, tweak and test until you see more sales or sign-ups, but not to the point of wasting time that could be better spent developing another niche.

The ideal situation would be to have 20 good, stable, income-producing niches. That way, you can merely check your stats every day and decide to work HARD on one niche that day. At the end of a month, you’ve worked hard on all of your niches and have some time to develop a few more.
If you have a system set up and ready to plug new niches into, you’re far, far ahead of the affiliate marketing field and on your way to being a super-affiliate.
Affiliate marketing is not rocket science! You CAN do it, and do it well… if you have a system and a plan.
Now All You Have To Do Is Just Get To Work And Do It!
All the best for your online success,
Oke Timothy

Super Affiliate Marketing tactics-Part 13

Super affiliate marketers will do all of what I will be discussing in this blog post. This is a continuation of the Super affiliate marketing series. Enjoy!

Super Affiliates Add Appropriate Unique Bonuses 

There so are many affiliates trying to sell the same product so just how do you stand out from the crowd and sell more? Simple! Use the, “Buy This AND get this…” method. 
Add a bonus that only people who buy the product through your affiliate link get. I have seen many of the top sellers on the Internet use this method to great success. 
So what exactly can you add? 
Well, there is a world of products out there. Just one simple word of advice. Whatever you offer, make sure that it will be of interest to the person who clicks on your affiliate link. For example, give them free access to a teleseminar if you run them, give them a free email course, give them software, give them an eBook that complements what they will buy from your affiliate link… if you offer unique bonuses that compliment your product you will get people buying through your link just to get them. 
If someone has purchased via your affiliate link, send him or her, a personal thank you plus send him or her an extra-unadvertised bonus. A key is to make the bonus items beneficial to both your client and you. For example, create an ebook that is compatible with their purchase made through your affiliate link, maybe a guide on how to make the most out of their purchase. Then brand the ebook with your URL and other contact information, and then include some good  

ads and product images throughout for additional affiliate products to purchase - all with your affiliate links. 
Keep in mind that it is much easier to sell someone after he or she has already made a purchase. So go for backend sales and referrals. Referrals can come from your customer’s distributing your ebook to their friends. 
Other excellent bonuses to offer are audio recordings, videos, ecourses and reports. As with the ebook, make all topics focus on subjects that are compatible to the products and services you are selling. And brand each with your contact information and new ads that carry your affiliate links for more backend sales. 
Here are a few tips on making the most of these bonuses: 
 1. With audio, you can include an affiliate link to a new product and a blurb about it under the audio link that your customer needs to click to run the file, plus in a bonus message with instructions about the free audio. Also mention the affiliate link and brief ad announcement about it in the audio recording itself, and in a follow up email message. 

 2. Your video could feature how to install and begin using the affiliate product the client just purchased in order to get this bonus, for example. Or host a video tour of its features. And similar to how you set up a new affiliate link and ad message in your audio announcements, do so here. 

 3. Set up an ecourse as a series of messages in an autoresponder. Your ecourse can focus on how to get the most out of their purchase plus introduce new affiliate products in sponsor ads, one in each message, for instance. And since some people prefer not to wait for an entire ecourse to arrive via autoresponders, especially with email filtering issues today, offer an option to download the entire ecourse in ebook form – complete with your URL, other contact info and affiliate promotions, of course. 

 4. Bonus reports can offer case studies or interviews of successful people who have purchased the affiliate product packaged with this. Plus they can pre-sell other compatible affiliate products, so insert your affiliate promotions and URL with other contact info here, too. 

You can also invite your customers to share all of these bonuses with others so that you can gain valuable traffic, leads and more sales from the recipients of  

these and their friends, too, as they pass them along down the line; viral marketing in action. When possible, allow those who have purchased from you an opportunity to co-brand the link (like with two-tiered affiliate programs) i.e. insert their own affiliate link within the viral product so that they can earn a percentage of sales generated from their own distribution. You’ll have a sales force all your own out there helping grow your business! 
Just a word of warning for you… The entire package, your affiliate product and your bonuses – need to be compatible with each other. For example, if the main product tells the buyer exactly how to save money by following the steps in their new, “Do it Yourself Car Repair Guide,” potential buyers for this guide are unlikely to consider any additional items added to the package as “value added” items, if you, for example, include software that will allow them to see a visual representation of the solar system on their computer (If they have one!) and an extra eBook giving them ice cream recipes. 
Now if you take that same “Do it Yourself Car Repair Guide” and packages it with a compatible ebook as a bonus, say one that taught readers exactly where to pick up spare parts for their cars at great prices, then they be much more likely to consider that a “value added” bonus. They would want to buy by clicking your affiliate link. 

Super Affiliates think outside the box-Part 12

This is a followup to the series that I am writing on. I hope you will really enjoy this and make good use of it. Enjoy!

Super Affiliates Think Outside The Box

If you want to increase your affiliate sales then take a different approach then every other affiliate is taking. Think of a new idea for the product you are promoting.

Let’s use an example here. Say the product you are promoting is all about weight loss. Maybe the original affiliate sales letter hasn’t concentrated enough on the health angle. Seize on this opportunity, focus on the health angle in your own sales letter and autoresponder messages, and you can increase your affiliate sales.
Or how about this example: Maybe they are concentrating on selling the weight loss product to mainly males and have not spotted the fact that the product is equally good for both males and females. So you jump on this idea and run with it in your promotions.
Here are many ways to create new ideas for your affiliate product promotions:
a. Check current trends and tie a recent theme in with your campaign. An example: MP3 players are popular with business people on the road, so you can promote how you can download your audio product and listen to it while driving back and forth to work.

b. Look into gender-related issues. Example: even if the product is for women, let men know they should buy it for their ladies for Mother’s Day, birthdays, to help make up after fights, for Christmas and other holidays, as a Thank You gift, etc. Give them reasons to buy!

c. Go through magazines and newspapers around your home and office for more ideas. Example: a local newspaper with these sections could spark the following ideas: Travel (how can vacationers and traveling business people benefit), Health (look into the health angle), Business (how can this benefit home-based business people), etc.
d. Brainstorm – sit quietly with pencil and paper and re-read your sales letter. What comes to mind? Jot any and all ideas down.

e. Comparisons – compare apples to oranges and let people know the bottom line: why they should buy.

f. Do the math – Add mathematical statistics to your sales copy. Show ROI (return on investment) in testimonials. Add up the savings. Add up the benefits versus costs.

Get help – head to the Small Business Administration at: http://www.sba.gov and S.C.O.R.E. at: http://www.score.org , an affiliate of theirs with retired business people who offer free email help.

Your bottom line is this:
Once you come up with a marketing angle along these sort of lines, targeting a new audience for the product, then you have just taken a major step towards increasing your affiliate sales.
Remember this it’s important… make sure you’re promoting the right product to the right people. With the right bonuses.

Super Affiliate Marketers use multiple Lists-Part 11

I worte a piece for you in my last post? Yeah! This is the continuation of the series I started. Enjoy!


Super Affiliates Use Multiple Lists 

With Internet email and SPAM laws evolving, it’s important to make sure your affiliate email marketing and list-building campaigns are up to par with online regulations. Concerning your autoresponder set up and email message series, you need to know that top autoresponder companies today strictly forbid the use of their service to be used in unsolicited commercial email (UCE) or SPAM campaigns. They have a standard Zero-Tolerance policy against SPAM, be it direct, third party or any affiliate or similar agent acting on the account holder’s behalf. 
What does this mean to you? Basically this: your content that is discussed in each message of your autoresponder series must fit as closely as possible to what your list officially signed up for initially. 
In other words, do offer your subscribers some great tips on gardening if the affiliate product you are promoting is a great lawn renovation product. However, do not turn around and offer your subscribers great cake making tips if the product that you originally promoted to them to get them to sign up via your form was a great lawn renovation product. 
Multiple Lists 
What you can do to that you are not limited to selling only one type of product, is set up more than one autoresponder. Then cross-promoted each list to the other, inviting your subscribers from one list to subscribe to the other list. 
To cross-promote, your message must still focus on the original product the subscriber signed up for via your form. Then at the end of your message, or even in a different place within the main message like towards the top or in the middle, you may include a small advertisement or sponsorship blurb about your other autoresponder series. Simply jot down the main benefit of signing up for the other list and customize it for members on your current list. Then include a link or email address for your other autoresponder at the end of the ad. That is allowed. 
Hot Tip 
Add an affiliate email to your autoresponder to promote another product. It’s quick, easy, forever and it is totally hands free.  

Here is an example: 
** Sponsor** 
Jumpstart Your Home-Based Business with 
Government Grants. For your free report entitled, 
“101 Ways to Get Uncle Sam to Pay YOU!” 
Send a blank email to: 
Keep in mind that it still will take many people at least seven times to read your ad before they decide to reply in a positive manner; i.e. sign up for your other list. So have patience and remember to sprinkle your ad in each message of the autoresponder series for maximum list-building potential. And note that not everyone will want to sign up for cross-promotions, and that’s fine, too. 
Increasing Conversion Tip 
Work HARD on your sales copy, to make more sales with the same traffic get better copy… in both your emails to your list and the sales page… if you can, rewrite the sales page and split test it. If you can’t write sales copy, consider having a pro tweak it for you. 

How Super Affiliates use Autoresponders-Part 10

How super affiliates use autoresponder part 10: This post aims to continue the previous one that I earlier started. I will soon be rounding this series up but I hope you really love the series?


 Super Affiliates Use Autoreponders 

To help with handling your email contacts plus regular distribution of your email message series, set up an autoresponder. You will need to set up one autoresponder specifically for each affiliate product that you want to promote and choose a good autoresponder company like www.Aweber.com with plenty of satisfied clients using their system. 
Message Content Tips: 
Your autoresponder messages are actually mini-sales letters. So if you have no experience in writing or revising sales copy, you may benefit by borrowing some books from your local library on the topic. Creating ad copy is also a form of specialty writing, and you can check out helpful books for improving in this area, too. 
Once your messages are all loaded, create a form for your autoresponder by following the directions and any help tutorials offered by your autoresponder service. Add this form to your website so that you can invite people to sign up. 
Since some people prefer to send an email in to subscribe to autoresponders instead of completing a sign up form, add this method to your website, too, to get the most subscribers you can and build a list. To locate the email address for your autoresponder series, just check with your set up instructions to determine what it is. Once you have it, add it along with simple instructions (to send in a blank email) on top of or below your form so that people can subscribe via email instead of completing the form. 
To increase sign ups, and hence grow your list, there are several areas to focus on for improvements as time permits. You can improve your email messages, your ads, your website sales letter that invites people to sign up via your form and autoresponder email address, your web page appearance; color scheme, theme, header, background, graphics and speed (example: large graphic files could slow page from loading resulting in visitors passing you by). 
Do you think people that have signed up to get a golfing newsletter that contains tips on how to putt better from you would like to read about trips to golfing resorts? Or how about golfing accessories? Of course, they would! 
If you sit down and think about any niche, you can find other, complimentary niches that fit right in with it. If you are truly focused on giving your subscribers  

good content that they’ll read, enjoy and, more importantly, use in their lives, then you’re doing them a disservice if you don’t at least tell them about other things that go along with their hobby/passion/interest. 
You may also want to let everyone, on every list you have, know exactly what other newsletters you publish and maybe give them a neat little bonus for subscribing to any of them that they may be interested in. You’ll’ be surprised how many good subscribers you can pick up this way! They already know and trust you… if you’re doing things right… and are much more likely to buy the new niche products from you than people who have just joined your list. 
Taking a survey of your subscribers is also a great technique to see what other topics they may be interested in. Grab hold of a PHP survey script and set up a quick little survey and send the link to it to all of your subscribers. Give them a good gift for completing the survey and you’ll be surprised at how many responses you get. 
Those survey responses are pure gold! They’ll tell you exactly what other niches you can get into…and get this…these subscribers already know you, have come to trust you and very likely will buy from you! Now that’s a warmed up list! 
Constantly be thinking about how you can best recycle your list and still give your subscribers good valuable content and a good product now and then! It’ll make your affiliate income skyrocket! 

Complete guide on how to build a list of paying customers-Part 9

Super Affiliate Applies
When you first realize that 95-99% of the visitors to your website don’t buy anything, that realization can be a little disheartening. You’ve worked hard to get traffic to your site…and not just traffic, but targeted traffic that is interested in your products…and only 5-6 out of 100 buy anything! Here the best way to fix that immediately.
This is where you start to dangle the bait.
If you aren’t doing something to capture the name and email address of your visitors, you’re wasting the time and effort you put into getting them to your site in the first place.
The key to building a good, RESPONSIVE list is to treat the people who are part of it EXACTLY how you would like to be treated. Give them good solid information that is right on target for what they’re looking for. If they are golfers, give them great tips and tricks on how to be a better golfer… give them LOTS of information and then give them your review of a product that you actually think may help them golf better. Earn their trust…treat them right and they’ll come back to you again and again to purchase the things they need and want.
Building a list is vital when it comes to building a solid affiliate marketing business. Learn as much as you can about list building. Figure out how you’re going to incorporate list building into your business.
The old saying in marketing is, “The Money Is in the List”. Build a list the right way and you’ll be taking a HUGE step toward exploding your affiliate marketing income.

Super Affiliates Use Lists And Email To Profit
Every top internet marketers and super affiliate say that the “Money is in the list!” The good news is that most affiliate programs are ready-made for email success. So in order to succeed you need to build your list with a good series of emails and get started on a good list-building system.
More often than not, affiliate programs provide you with catchy emails that are pretty much guaranteed to increase sales. You can just simply copy and paste their messages into your own email and then send them out to your email contacts, substituting your own affiliate link for the original one first, of course. But we both know that is what most affiliates do, the average ones, super affiliates personalize their messages and totally rewrite the owners recommended email so that it doesn’t read anything like the original. Yes use the original as a base and build on it but don’t copy, paste and send.
Now since it is a proven fact that it may take up to seven contacts or more before an Interested Prospect turns into a Committed Buyer, you will want to send out enough follow up emails to help ensure your affiliate sales success. Each message should feature a benefit of the affiliate product you are trying to promote, and towards the end of each message, insert your affiliate link with a small ad, an invitation to buy now.
Write (Or Have Written) A Bait Piece
You may not be familiar with the term “bait piece”, but it’s an important way to REALLY increase your affiliate sales. Here’s what a bait piece is and what it can do for you.
Think of fishing. You dangle a piece of bait… a worm, a lure… in front of a big bass to entice him to take a bite. Inside that worm is a hook and when he bites it, he gets the hook too! In marketing, a bait piece is a high-perceived value item that is specifically targeted to the niche you are working in.
A bait piece is essential to building a list. You HAVE to have a list if you want to make money through affiliate marketing. When you figure that the HUGE

majority of your visitors don’t make a purchase through your affiliate link on their first visit…it just makes sense to have a way to get in contact with them again and again. A good bait piece allows you to do that.
If you’re selling a golfing product, it makes sense to offer an interview with a pro, a download of a great book on putting, a weekly course on how to putt straight…anything that your visitors would perceive as a valuable free gift. You give it to them in exchange for signing up to receive your weekly or monthly newsletter. THAT’S how you have multiple contacts with that visitor!
Search for good resources that you can give away but once again make sure yours is unique, no point in trying to build a list with something that is freely available in hundreds of different places. Write your own or have it written for you. Ask the product owner or affiliate manager if they have any content that you can give to your visitors in order to help sell the product…they usually have something that will help you.
A bait piece and a newsletter signup form is a powerful technique to get your affiliate income going on over-drive…make sure you understand it and start using it!
Important Tip
Suitability – Make sure your affiliate offer fits as close as possible to what your list officially signed up for, or you will notice your conversion will go down substantially, your unsubscribes will increase and you will get some nasty replies.
This is SO key…make sure you’re selling the right product to the right people.
If you don’t have an email list yet, or you have a small one or are looking to grow yours, this section is for you! Here are tips to grow your list.
Sig Files in Email and Forum Posts
You can add a signature (sig) file to every email you send out; to friends, colleagues, business contacts, people who request information or help from you, etc. Look through your email system to learn how to set up your sig file and get it set up ASAP!

Also when you post to forums on the Internet, you can generally include some type of sig file that can automatically attach to each post. Check with each forum to see specific requirements first and see how other people post using their sigs, then set yours up similarly.
Hint: Don’t jump on board and start spamming, posting comments like, “Get my ebook now!” Stay low key at first, read posts for awhile and get a feel for the forum. All forums have their own personalities. Then gradually post, making replies that can help others out who’ve started threads that ask for help. That’s the best way to communicate, starting out with forums.
For sig file ideas, text small ads to see how many subscriber you add to your list like:
John Doe
Jumpstart Your Home-Based Business with
Government Grants. For your free report entitled,
“101 Ways to Get Uncle Sam to Pay YOU!”
Send a blank email to:

- Do remember to check sig lengths and other sig rules for each forum!
- Experiment with your sig sales copy, trying out power words like MONEY, CASH, POWER, SUCCESS, FORTUNE, SEX etc.
- In addition people have a burning desire to learn things so DISCOVER, HOW TO, LEARN, REVEALED and SECRETS are also power words.
- For more help, turn to copywriting books and advertising, sales and marketing text from your local library. There are also hundreds on helpful articles online in article directories, too.

With sig files like this, all of the emails that you send out and all of your forum posts will become like an affiliate sales force for you. Charge ahead!
Affiliate programs offer a viable solution to competing against larger competitors and still make money. As the saying goes, if you can’t beat them, join them!

How super affiliates use video to their advantage-Part 8

This is the continuation of the blog series that I started. Today, I will be talking on how to use videos to profit. Enjoy!


Super Affiliates Use Video To Their Advantage 

Go a step further. If a picture is worth a thousand words… How much do you think a video is worth? 
If you REALLY want to super-charge your affiliate sales, do a video review of the product you’re selling. Have you ever wondered why Circuit City and Best Buy  

and even Wal-Mart have their sales items out where you can see them, touch them and pick them up and play with them? 
That’s simply because the technique increases sales tremendously! It’s not very easy to let a visitor to your website touch and play with a product you’re selling. But…and here’s the key…YOU can do it for them with a good video. 
With technology today, making a video is extremely simple. All you need is a video camera… borrow one, rent one, buy one… and a FREE program called Windows Movie Maker. You may even have this in your computer already since some of the newer computers are shipped with it already installed. If not, you can get it free from the Microsoft site at 
Make a movie of you using the product, taking it out of the box, putting it together…the whole process. Show the product up-close and personal. Show them how YOU use it. Make them feel that they’re holding it and playing with it. 
If your product is a piece of software, use a program called Snag-It to take screen shots or another program called Camtasia to actually film you using it. If your product is a book, make sure your review has good pictures of the cover and a few excerpts… You are really only limited by your imagination. 
For example Chris Rempel uses screen capture video to describe a new way to get free traffic to your site. He suggests a social membership site like “myspace” but for specific niches. He really sells this idea of getting traffic but then he emphasizes that ‘myspace’ clones are very expensive to buy. He then gives the solution of a fantastic script for a fantastic price. This is a fantastic example of using video and reviews to sell affiliate products. 
You’ll be amazed at what this one technique will do for your affiliate sales! Jump in and start using it today. 

Super Affiliate Tips: Super Affiliate only use good sales page-Part 7

Super affiliate marketing tips. This is the continuation of the series that I started. Today, I willbe talking on another super affiliate marketing tactics that makes them super. They use only good sales page! Enjoy.


Super Affiliates Only Use Excellent Sales Pages

If a picture paints a thousand words then your words can paint a thousand pictures.
Now true enough, there are many affiliate programs that use state of the art sales letters; i.e. when people go click on the site via your affiliate link, many of them will buy. BUT…. There are other a couple of other possible scenarios that happen. Once you learn about these, you can nip them in the bud and resolve to get even more affiliate sales.
First, not all affiliate programs have great sales letters.
Second, others do have great sales letters, but they seem a little repetitive or hide the ordering and price information dozens of screens away - when the product is so good many people just want to buy – but in reality they get bored and click away!
So deal with the first problem. Get better copy to make more sales.
And to deal with the second problem, get shorter “Buy It Now!” copy to make more sales.
But, I hear you saying, “It’s their copy, what can I do about it?”
Well the solution to both problems is Pre-sell The Affiliate Product Yourself!!!
And here’s how. Create your own Pre-sell Affiliate Product Sales Page and end it with your affiliate sales link.
You can take all the best sales copy bits from the products sales page, add your own sales copy (or get someone to do this for you) and have your affiliate order link on the page. Make sure you pretty much cover these main areas in your sales copy for maximum sales potential:

1. Capture Attention with a Great Headline – Study headlines that draw your attention. Check popular ones in newspapers and online articles today that make you “click” and want to read more. Then jot down a bunch of possible titles that focus around the main benefit offered by your product and select the best one for your sales page. (You can always test clicks and try another title later, too).

2. Interest & Desire – Develop interest by telling a short story about how your product helped someone – you! Paint a picture with your words. And create desire for your reader. Tell them “What’s in it for you?” Then list complete bulleted reasons of exactly what time your product will save them, how much work, etc.

3. Testimonials / Proof – Include short blurbs from client feedback about how they enjoyed using the product. Many of these should already be on the affiliate site for you to use in your material.

4. Call to Action – Ask for the sale. Tell you reader exactly what to do and close the sale.

There are many educational copywriting books and courses out there from sales pros to help you create super sales letters. So if you need help, start with the public library and online articles for more helpful tips. Successful copywriting is essential to become a super affiliate.
“Have You Thought Of This” Tip
Promote your affiliate product by coming up with a new idea of how you can use it in a different way… people love that and will buy it just to try your new method of use. They want to know even more reasons to buy it.
Simon Hodgkinson says this method works like “Gang Busters” ;-)

Hot Tips for super affiliates-Part 6

It has been a long time that I have posted on my blog. I hope you are going to learn so much today because I have gone to reload and make for the days I have not posted anything to this blog. Today, I will be taking you through the hot tips that super affiliates use to profit. Enjoy.
Make sure your review covers the bad points as well as the good. People would much prefer an honest review than sales pitches; it always converts better.
Enhance Your Reviews
At this stage, you will “grow” or enhance your review content with personal recommendations and multi-media to help sell your readers.
Take a look at your original review and find ways to enhance it and add more review comments along with your original ones. This will help people who:

1. Return to your site several times for follow up via your autoresponder messages. Everyone likes fresh content, so they’ll see that you keep adding more.

2. Learn, shop and buy via different senses and methods: i.e. many people learn best by reading text, others enjoy more visuals like digital images, and still others learn through hearing (audio) and movie-type formats (video). So the more content you host, the more visitors you can interest in buying and coming back for more.
3. Can’t decide and want to “think about it” before buying. Your enhanced reviews will help guide them through the closing process, answering any objections they may have along the way.

4. New visitors who find you because your content shows up in the search engines for them! They want to learn more about your affiliate products, but your competitors sure don’t have the info you have. You obviously have more info on the product. You are the authority. So they want to buy from you. Yes!

The main site should have testimonials to kick this content off. Start with those, and then add your own, especially your own story about how you purchased and how you have benefited from the purchase. Add digital photos and a video clip with “before” and “after” results with your purchase. Add an audio file about your experience, too, so that your visitors can download it and listen to it on the road in their MP3 players.
Then follow up after sales… when somebody buys through your link ask your clients for feedback, audio interviews, digital shots of them using the product, etc. Give them a link on your website in exchange for their participation. Make a habit with each sale to ask for this feedback right away; include a message about it in your Thank You message. And don’t be afraid to ask for referrals.
What do you do when you buy something neat? You tell your friends. So ask for their friends’ email addresses so that you can:
a. help your customers share their great news, and;
b. help inform their friends about your product so that they can benefit from its purchase, too.

YES! You can do this as an affiliate.

This personal approach should really assist you to make even more sales!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Super-Affiliate write Profit from reviews-Part 5

Dear reader, this is the continuation of the series started. I hope you will take action and receive the best for you!

Super Affiliates Profit From Reviews
You have all this information on the product now what; Just a testimonial? No.
Now that you know your niche and the people in it…you know their problems and how to talk to them…you know what products they’re interested to help them solve their problems…you’ve got the product and tried it out yourself…it’s time to tell your visitors about it.
The most effective way, by far, to do that is to write a good review of the product. A GOOD review isn’t just a line that says, “This is a GREAT product, grab yours while you can!” and add an affiliate link. Everybody does that and

everybody gets just a small percentage of the sales that they could be making if they did it right.
A GOOD review is one that the visitors to your site think is good…it doesn’t matter what you think about it! Make your review of the product as thorough and comprehensive as possible. Don’t be afraid of issuing a 2 or 3 page review of a product…there’s an ulterior motive in there we’ll touch on later in another tip.
Write your review just like you were telling your best friend about the product. Talk to just one person…not everyone in the world…and your writing will sound very personal to your visitors. They want to think that you’re talking to only them about the product.
Make sure you talk about the product in a fair and balanced way. Don’t just rave about it in general terms. Be specific! If the product itself is good, but the instructions are bad, tell your visitors that. If installing the script or putting the product together was difficult, tell them that too. The good, the bad and the ugly!
Make your visitors see the product through your eyes…make them feel what you felt about the product. If you thought it was a good deal, then chances are they will too…and that means a sale for you!
Make sure your review covers the bad points as well as the good. People would much prefer an honest review than sales pitches; it always converts better.
Enhance Your Reviews
At this stage, you will “grow” or enhance your review content with personal recommendations and multi-media to help sell your readers.
Take a look at your original review and find ways to enhance it and add more review comments along with your original ones. This will help people who:

1. Return to your site several times for follow up via your autoresponder messages. Everyone likes fresh content, so they’ll see that you keep adding more.

2. Learn, shop and buy via different senses and methods: i.e. many people learn best by reading text, others enjoy more visuals like digital images, and still others learn through hearing (audio) and movie-type formats (video). So the more content you host, the more visitors you can interest in buying and coming back for more.
3. Can’t decide and want to “think about it” before buying. Your enhanced reviews will help guide them through the closing process, answering any objections they may have along the way.

4. New visitors who find you because your content shows up in the search engines for them! They want to learn more about your affiliate products, but your competitors sure don’t have the info you have. You obviously have more info on the product. You are the authority. So they want to buy from you. Yes!

The main site should have testimonials to kick this content off. Start with those, and then add your own, especially your own story about how you purchased and how you have benefited from the purchase. Add digital photos and a video clip with “before” and “after” results with your purchase. Add an audio file about your experience, too, so that your visitors can download it and listen to it on the road in their MP3 players.
Then follow up after sales… when somebody buys through your link ask your clients for feedback, audio interviews, digital shots of them using the product, etc. Give them a link on your website in exchange for their participation. Make a habit with each sale to ask for this feedback right away; include a message about it in your Thank You message. And don’t be afraid to ask for referrals.
What do you do when you buy something neat? You tell your friends. So ask for their friends’ email addresses so that you can:
a. help your customers share their great news, and;
b. help inform their friends about your product so that they can benefit from its purchase, too.

YES! You can do this as an affiliate.

This personal approach should really assist you to make even more sales!
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Super-Affiliate write testimonials-Part 4

Dear reader, this is the continuation of the series so read and take action!

Super Affiliates Love To Write Testimonials
Testimonials sell because once again your not just saying, hey look at this new product… now buy it. You putting you into the picture a person they trust and want to hear their opinion.
Creating Your Own Testimonial Story…
Here are some general guidelines to follow when writing out your recommendation:
1. Open - Give details freely. Discuss how you initially learned about the product. What were you looking for and what led you to your purchase?

2. The Good, The Bad & The Ugly – What happened once you decided to buy? Make sure to share real facts, not hype. For example, did the order button on the sales page not work, making you almost decide to give up? Or maybe you couldn’t remember where you downloaded the file and felt worried about a tough installation and activation? If so, you could mention these kinds of items, in case they do happen with others and scare them off. Then continue your story and let people know you were glad you hung in there because….(#3 point next.)

3. Detailed Benefits – Give specifics, don’t just say, “This eBook is great!” Tell why. Which chapter did you turn to right away? Without giving away the content inside, how did the eBooks’ information help you – did you earn more money, for instance? Work less? Share some of your ROI (return on investment) so that people can discover how the product can help and get them more excited, closing them in on their purchase.

4. Closing Call to Action – Challenge others reading your testimonial to purchase and try the product themselves with the 30-day Money Back

Guarantee. Let them know they have nothing to lose, etc. Help pre-close the sale.

So I highly recommend that you buy and use the products that you are going to promote as an affiliate. Know exactly how they benefit you. And then share the details with others in a personal manner.
Your personal recommendation - your honest, true-to-life experience with your own purchase and use of the products you are promoting - is a key route to your affiliate sales success.
Recommending products that you have tested and know are good will always increase sales.
Yes it may cost you money in the short term, but in the long term your affiliate sales will increase so that you easily get your initial investment back and quickly move on to profit.
Commonsense Tip
Quality and quantity of product and sales page.
If you want to increase affiliate sales, only recommend products that you have tested and know that are good
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Super-Affiliate Build relationships-part 3

Dear reader, this post aims to continue the series it started on being a super affiliate. I hope you will enjoy this and take action.

Super Affiliates Build Trusting Relationships
People buy from who they trust. Many of these methods listed here are designed to build trust; from going the extra mile, to buying the product yourself so you can really tell people more about it, to writing a “tell it like it is” review.
Other ways to build trust are:
1. Be available for a little basic product support, especially right after the sale, whenever possible. People often have a fear of abandonment right after purchases, and for just cause. Think back on the number of items you’ve purchase before and how no one responded to your Help Desk tickets, or you were maybe only given a long distance number that rang busy all the time – or not at all (scary!) or maybe the only phone number had voicemail and buttons to keep choosing, leading you nowhere except around an unending loop of automated voices looping you further into menus of useless choices – with no human or other help at all.

And don’t forget about those people who send you to FAQs pages or Help menus that are multi-levels deep to sift through for hours and days on end, never really answering your question that would probably take 2 seconds with a human contact on the phone or via a personal email of about a paragraph, if that much, in length. Even though you may not be “the” support team of the affiliate products you sell, you’ve already confirmed that you have indeed purchased and used the products. So do try to help out a little when possible.
2. If you do get a lot of support-type questions coming your way, start your own help desk and set up your own “Most frequently asked questions…” page and point customers there. Plus contact the seller’s company and let them know all the questions you are getting. In a way, you are a team, selling the product together. So don’t be afraid to work together, too.
3. List your own contact information on your website and in your email and autoresponder messages. Offer means to call, email and write in for help.

Would you buy from somebody who went this far? I know I sure would.
All of the methods discussed here in this report will add to your trust factor. And as the person you are trying to convince to buy from your affiliate link gains more trust in you, your chances of sales success increase.
It is vital to get potential buyers to trust you. So always give quality content and always, always go that extra mile. The more you can get people to trust you, the more your sales will increase, and that’s a fact.
But why go this far?
Before I answer that let me ask you this “Which one of these scenarios would most make you want to buy?”
1. Someone tells you about a great new product they have heard about. They suggest that you give it a try.

2. Someone tells you about something they tried just last week. They share some details – maybe even a tiny detail or two that could have turned into a huge negative issue but was turned into a positive one instead - and how the product really works for them and how they’ve benefited from it already.

Well, of course it would in likelihood be 2. Why? True accounts as personal recommendations, especially those that are more “real,” with emotional hype left out, are a key route to sales success.
Known Fact
People buy from who they trust so always give quality content.

Super-Affiliate know their product-part 2

Dear reader, this is the continuation of the post I began the last time. Enjoy as you take action.

Next Step ...
Super Affiliates Know Their Products
Now that you know how you are going to be handling the people side of marketing and you know a lot more about your intended niche than the AVERAGE affiliate, it’s time to research some products. You already know from your people research (forums, surveys, etc.) that a lot of people in the niche are having a certain problem…let’s say putting in golf.
Now that you know you’re looking for a “putt straightener” product, it’s a simple matter to do some searching to find products that will help people putt straighter. Here’s how to do that effectively and as quickly as possible.
There are a TON of websites that you can use to find applicable products, but the top 4 to use are:
Individual products may have an affiliate program of it’s own so if you personally use a program check out selling it to others. Check your favorite products to see if they have an affiliate program and you can pick up extra income by just telling people what you are personally using and giving them a chance to have the same great experience!
Join This Affiliate Program For
Generous Recurring Commissions

If you do not use the product yourself here’s where you have to do some digging. Once you’ve found a list of products that you may want to sell to your new niche, you need to explore those products thoroughly. Check out the sales page you’ll be sending your visitors to; check out the company behind the product…are there any complaints about them on the Internet? Are the affiliates happy with them? Check out the terms of service for affiliates…how often do they pay you…how do they pay you…is there a minimum commission…so there are no surprises for you when you start to sell a bunch of their products.
Get in contact with their affiliate manager, if they have one, or the product owner and see what tools they have to help you sell their product. See what type of support you feel you’ll get from them.
Do your due diligence here and you’ll be FAR above average in both your marketing efforts and your affiliate income.
This may seem very elementary, but how are you going to sell something you’ve never even held in your hands, or read? How are you going to be able to tell someone about it face-to-face unless you’ve used it?
This single point is what REALLY sorts out the average affiliate marketer from the super-affiliates. The very successful affiliate marketers always know exactly what their products look like…what they feel like…even what they smell like! They know their products.
This is something you have to be doing if you expect to increase your affiliate sales. Here’s how to do that. Most digital product owners will give you a free copy of their product if you ask them for it…some of the great digital product owner will include the freebie in their affiliate tools or at least give you a good discount on the product.
Physical products may be a little different… but it doesn’t hurt to ask, you may be surprised! If you explain your marketing to the owner and tell them how effective other campaigns have been for you, the owner may give you a product or at least sell it to you at cost.

Even if you have to pay full retail, the purchase is well worth it. You’ll know just how good the product is…its great selling points, its good selling points and its not-so-good points that you need to tell your customers all about.
Think of telling your best friend about a product. The first question he’s going to ask is, “Have you tried it?” When you tell him that you haven’t, what are the chances that he’s going to be real interested in what you have to say about it?
KNOW your product and you’ll have taken a HUGE step towards being an above average affiliate marketer and increasing your affiliate sales.
“Do This” Tip
Put a recommendation for another complimentary affiliate product on your download page but make sure the product fits the niche.
This series will be continued very soon. Make sure you are subscribed to receive updates.

How to become a super-affiliate

Dear reader,
One thing that I have promised to give you is the best content ever. This is what I will be delivery again when I start another expository series on how to make money as an affiliate marketer without stress. Do you know that you can earn money on auto-pilot and get checks every month? Just follow this tutorials in series and see what I mean.
I have discovered a killer method that works like “gang busters” bringing me in up to $632.65 each month. The best part is that it only took me less than 10 minutes to setup and it is constantly growing each and every month.
Listen, you are about to read in this 27 page special report, the techniques and tips that super affiliates use to make 90% more than other affiliates do. But if I were to share with you just one technique that you could instantly apply to get monthly commissions that grow constantly, you would be interested wouldn’t you? Say yes, if I’m talking your language.
I freely admit that if you already have a list that is constantly growing then you instantly have 95% of the formula, but if you don’t have a list do not worry because even you can profit from this opportunity.
Here is the simple 3 step formula.
Step 1. Join an affiliate program offering exceptional commissions for memberships that continuously pay you every month for every subscriber you refer.
Step 2. Use all of the recommended promotional tools but especially add to your auto-responder series a solo ad for the membership or a quality review with bonus.
Step 3. Sit back rake in the money and continually drive traffic to either your autoresponder or other advertisements to continually grow it.

Super Affiliates Start With People
The average affiliate marketer just goes out and finds a product…any product that has a high commission… and throws up a link and sits back and HOPES that someone will click on it and buy the product. DON’T BE AVERAGE!
When you’re deciding what product to add to your affiliate marketing business, you really shouldn’t be looking at products at all! Instead, you should be looking at people!
Products don’t buy products…people buy products! If you don’t know what the people who are a part of your niche are having problems with, are interested in, are talking about…then how can you sell something to them?
Once you’ve decided upon a niche, you need to be a part of that niche…even if it’s just briefly. Learn to talk the talk and walk the walk. That’s extremely simple. Just do a search for forums that relate to your niche. Go to them and sign up. Read the posts on that forum. See what problems people are complaining about…see what topics are getting a lot of posts…see who the experts are in that niche.
Sign up for a newsletter or two. That will give you a good idea of the level of marketing in that niche and will also let you learn the “lingo” of the niche. See what products they are talking about and trying to sell. This will also give you an idea of whom to JV with when you start your own affiliate program for your own product!
Ask questions on the forum. Get to know some of the people. Build relationships with them. After you’re an accepted member of the forum, ask them if they’d mind doing a survey for you in exchange for a nice gift. That’s when they actually tell you what they want and will buy!
Rule 1. People FIRST, then products.

Essential Tip
Always, always ALWAYS give superb customer service…even if the product manufacturer or owner doesn’t.
These are YOUR customers and YOUR business!
That philosophy will definitely make you an above average affiliate marketer and increase your affiliate sales. Making people first will almost assuredly create satisfied customers, buyers singing your praise, repeat buyers and all because you went that extra mile.
The average affiliate marketer looks at products first; sees what product has the highest commission and then just throws up a page with a bunch of links and tries to get traffic to it. Is it any wonder that they’re not making very much money?
If you’re just throwing links out there and maybe a picture now and then, all you’re trying to do is sell, sell, sell! Do you like it when someone tries to push you into buying something? Are you the type that LOVES to go to a used car lot just to be bullied by a salesman? Probably not!
Or would you rather go into a store where the “salesman” tells you all about a particular item you’re interested in? He gives you a chance to touch it and play with it…to look inside it. He gives you his opinion on the product and tells you novel ways to use it. He tells you stories about other customers that are using the same product and what they’ve found. He tells you the good and the bad about the product and compares it to others. He finds out what you’re planning to do with the product and gives you great tips on how to do just what you want to do. He builds your trust and builds some rapport with you. He’s just talking and educating you, not selling you!
That salesman is doing exactly what YOU need to be doing with your affiliate products. He’s telling, not selling.
Learn to tell not sell and you’ll see a tremendous increase in your affiliate marketing income. Think of times when you, as a customer, were told, not sold
and try to incorporate that style into your affiliate marketing business…you and your affiliate check will be glad you did!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Affiliate Marketing tutorials ( Part 3)

Dear reader
I hope you have already signed upto receive the ebook. If you haven't, please subscribe at the right hand side of this page. Here comes the third part:

Day 3: One of the best ways that you can maximize the performance of your affiliate strategy is by way of direct promotion via email. While the use of this strategy has blossomed over the last few years, a great deal of it has been through SPAM – unsolicited advertisements – which this course neither suggests, nor approves of. Instead, there are much more effective and acceptable method of advertising by way of email that will be of much greater use to you and your affiliate strategy. This is by way of opt-in emails, which usually consist of e-zines or newsletters. These are emails that recipients actually choose to receive, by signing up. This way, you’ll be able to create an information-based email, which you can send directly to the recipient’s email inbox, and which may also contain summaries, explanations, benefit lists, and uses for different products or services. Within these newsletters, you can create a great deal of interest in the different products and services offered by your affiliate program – subtly, as hard-selling is unappealing, and will frequently turn readers away from your e-publication – creating the desire within those readers to learn more, and perhaps even buy. Within each of your articles or summaries, include your affiliate link for the product that applies to that particular message. The benefit here is twofold. Not only do you have a perfect opportunity to promote the products and services being sold through your affiliate strategy – providing click-throughs, and then sales with your commissions – but your visitors will be reminded of your site with each publication of the newsletter or e-zine, allowing them to discover new products and services that they may never have noticed on their own. For more details, check out How to Become a Master Affiliate, and learn how to get the very most out of online affiliate programs!

Day 4: A common question among people with affiliate websites is how to attract more visitors to their websites. There is a simple answer to this question, which can be performed by even the most inexperienced Internet Marketers. This answer is pay-per-click marketing. Pay-per-click is a service offered by some search engines, where you can post the link to your website, and you only pay when someone uses that link to visit your site. You only pay when it works. Remember, a successful affiliate website has a 2% click through rate. That’s only 2 out of every 100 visitors. That means that you’re going to want a lot of visitors to check out your site, if you’re going to benefit from your affiliate links in any realistic sort of way.Here are some tips that you can use to get the most out of your pay-per-click: ·

Check out a place like howitworks.com and get to know how pay-per-click really works. With a good understanding of the way the programs function and record their clicks, you’ll have a better idea of how to use pay-per-click to your advantage.·

Use keywords that aren’t covered by too many other (if any) websites, and that will be common searches by people seeking the products and services sold through your affiliate links. Be sure to try many different variations of different keywords, to make sure that you have as much of a monopoly on them as possible.·

Bid on as many keywords as possible. Why? Because the more keywords you bid on, the more links will be built for your website. That is, bidding on 100 keywords is the same as building 100 links back to your website. There are, however, many other different techniques that will make the difference between making a little bit of extra cash, and making an actual income. It’s the difference between signing up to an affiliate program, and actually mastering affiliate strategies. How to Become a Master Affiliate exposes you to exactly the techniques that you need. You’ll learn things such as how to achieve better search engine placement on your affiliate-linked website to attract the maximum possible number of interested visitors.

Day 5

Got a flair for writing? Use it to your advantage! There is a fantastic technique for generating website traffic that has simply to do with writing short articles that are keyword optimized. The only question now is where to publish these articles. That’s simple! Provide articles and reviews on your own website!

The more content-rich your website becomes with real articles and reviews, the more presence you’ll have on the internet, and the more your visitors will know that you understand what you’re talking about.
Not only will you become much more visible on different search engines and web directories, through the keyword optimization, but you’ll also become a resource that your visitors turn to when they want information about the different products and services offered by your affiliate companies. This way, when they want what you’re offering, they’ll come to your site to find out about it, and then use your links to make the purchase.

This is one of the better techniques that you can use, as it creates “regular” visitors, and encourages word of mouth. You will become seen among many visitors as the authority on your particular topic, especially if you offer reviews, as well as providing tons of food for search engine spiders to gobble up as they index.

By adding to your website regularly, you also provide the impression that you’re on top of all the latest developments in your area, and that there is no need to look elsewhere for the most recent information. Of course, within these articles and reviews, you can’t forget to include the appropriate affiliate links, as well as referrals to other points of your own website.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this 5-part miniseries, and that it has been a great help to you in generating more affiliate income. For more information, techniques, and strategies for getting the most out of affiliate programs, check out How to Become a Master Affiliate.
This brings us to the end of the fourth series. You can see that I have posted the 3rd, 4th and the 5th together because I want you to learn the basis. If you have not subscribed to recieve the special ebook, then you better do because this book will teach you the basis of Affiliate Marketing and Turn you into a pro! Therefore subscribe the get the basis and turn yourself toa pro!

To your success,
Oke Timothy

Affiliate Marketing tutorials ( Part 2)

Dear blog reader,
This is the continuation of the Affiliate Marketing tutorials that I began in the last post. Please you will do well to subscribe if you want to collect the said Affiliate mastery ebook.
To your permission, I bring to you the continuation. Enjoy!

Day 2:

There are thousands upon thousands of different affiliate programs available to you across the world wide web, so getting started with an affiliate program can sometimes seem a bit daunting. However, when you know what you’re looking for, you’ll feel much more prepared to tackle this first major step.

Though many affiliate sites will give you the impression that all that is required to enjoy affiliate program success is plugging a link or a banner onto your website, and the money will begin rolling in on its own, this is not always the case. Usually, this is only the case if your website already experiences massive amounts of daily visitors.

For that reason, you’ll want to make certain to hook up with affiliate program that offers products, services, and bargains that hold real attraction to the type of website visitor you will be experiencing.

Once you have that set, it’s up to you to get the word out, and draw as many people to your site as possible, using a number of different marketing techniques. Variety is the key, both with the products you’ll offer, and the advertising you’ll perform.

Furthermore, once your audience has reached your site, you need to encourage them to click through your affiliate links. Remember, your visitors need a very good reason to click on a link or banner on your site. Otherwise, they won’t use it.

How do you do this? Use a wide variety of the different banners and links offered to you from the affiliate program so that you have the highest chance of attracting people’s attention – no matter what draws them. Moreover, if you use simple straightforward links and banners you will experience much more success than highly colorful and picture-filled banners.

Remember, a 2% is considered doing pretty well, so you will need to do everything you can to get at least 2 out of every 100 of your visitors to use your links.

There simply isn’t any easier way to earn money online – that is, as long as you know what you’re doing. By using the techniques you learn through How to Become a Master Affiliate, you’ll be left with only one question: how do you want to spend all that extra money? A new car? Paying off your mortgage? A dream vacation? The options are limited only by your own imagination!
Remember, the sooner you begin, the sooner you’ll achieve your dreams; they’re only one click away.

What is Affiliate Marketing?

Dear blog reader,
This question is a most ask if you are going to make any money off affiliate marketing at all, therefore in the light of this, I have created a short 5 part course that will take you through the basis of what affiliate marketing is and how you can make money off it. so to your permission, I bring to you the basis of Affiliate Marketing with this 5 part Affiliate Marketing Tutorial.
Day 1:

Affiliate programs are the latest in truly successful residual income strategies. They are the choice of online experts, and will be your choice too, when you find out how much money you’ll be earning.

What is an affiliate program, you ask? An Affiliate is what would typically be known in the retail industry as a "representative," or "rep." In this case, an "E-rep" is probably a more accurate description. Best part is that you don't have to drag a briefcase of samples with you! In fact, once you’ve set up your strategy for making money through affiliate programs, you won’t even have to think about it anymore – except when it comes to depositing the money you’ve made into your bank account, and then deciding how to spend it.

What do you need to become an affiliate? A computer with a connection to the internet. It doesn’t even need to be your own – though that does make it more comfortable. Beyond that, there are tons of techniques that you can build into your strategy for getting the very most out of your earnings. Typically, this starts with a website; A website, simple or complex, one simple page or a big deal. It’s all up to you, and you can build as you become comfortable with the concept, and understand what you’re doing.

How do you get to know these techniques, and build on your affiliate earnings? The next 4 lessons will give you some insight into that, but for real polish and success, click here for the insightful book How to Become a Master Affiliate. This guide is just the answer you’ve been waiting for. It will teach you the latest strategies, techniques and methods for using affiliate programs to earn really great cash.
Remember, financial security is only a click away.
The insightful book is only available through subscription to this website and you can subscribe in that box at the right hand corner. The next part of this series will be posted soonest.
To your success,
Oke Timothy

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

The Secret To Earning $150 A Day Every Day Like Clockwork With Bum Marketing In Under A Month! ( Part 3 )

Dear blog reader,
This is the third in series of this exciting topic. I hope you are already in the process of making this said money and you now realize that this is no gimmick at all. The course has given you all that you will need to make money with BUM marketing method and I am sure that you are already taking action steps. With that assurance, I bring to you today the third in the series of using Bum marketing method to promote your affiliate product.
How To Go From $0 A Day To $150 A Day With Bum Marketing.

Now, here is the main method I was talking about.

How to earn $150 a day with bum marketing in under a month.

So let's go shall we.

This is what you should be doing every week.

Follow this action plan every week and you will be well on your way to earning $150 a day within a month.

Step 1 - Find 5 products to promote

You will need to find 5 decent products to promote that fit the criteria I talked above in the above sections. Clickbank.com is a good start to find products to promote. There are new products being added daily.

Make sure they pay you enough for your time. Don't promote a product that pays you peanuts. It's not worth it especially if their are more products out there that pay you better.

Do you want instant cash paid via Paypal?

If I want instant cash, I go to Paydotcom.com and find products to promote. I then email the product owners and tell them I am going to promote their products, ONLY if they pay me instantly as soon as I get a sale.

With Paydotcom.com the owner of the product gets paid instantly via Paypal and they can also pay their affiliates instantly.

Another great idea for the bum marketing method which not many bums are doing (apart from Travis) is promote residual income affiliate programs.
IE, affiliate programs that pay you every month, like web hosting. I love residual income affiliate programs. Promoting a product once and getting paid for as long as that customer stays a customer.

For example. If you promote a web hosting company and make a sale, you will make that same amount of money every month for as long as that customer stays with that web hosting service.

Residual income affiliate programs are the wave of the future.

If you want a list of some good affiliate programs that pay this way go to....


This is a website directory full of residual income affiliate programs.

Step 2 - Find at least 30 keywords for each product

If you want to find more keywords, even better, but start with 30 first to see if the product will be worth it. There is nothing worse then writing 50 to 100 articles to promote a product and then realized the product doesn't covert to sales.

This is very frustrating and it is going to happen on occasion, that's life. Some products will convert better then others.

But the very minimum articles I write for a specific product is 30.

If I write 30 articles and I make very little sales, then I know not to keep going.

The great thing about bum marketing is it's a perfect way to test if products are winners for free while making money. If a product is a winner, there is nothing stopping you from advertising with Google Adwords and Ezine advertising.

I know all the top bum marketers write at least 30 articles for each product they promote. I know this because I write for them and myself and this is what works for us.

Step 3 - Write the articles for your keywords

Now is the time to write your articles.

I've given you many tips above to make this easier and more profitable for you.

If you wanted to outsource the article writing you could do that as well.
There are places that write articles for as little as $6.

If you go to forums.digitalpoint.com and signup to that forum, and go to the services for sale section, you will find many, many people offering article writing services for as little as 2 or 3 dollars a pop.

Never pay upfront. Pay after the articles are completed.

I'm not going to go into the specifics of bum marketing here as you would have already read the free report at

Write the articles quickly. Give them an action plan to use, top it off with an interesting article byline and you will make sales.

Step 4 - Create your landing pages and submit your articles

Ezinearticles.com will no doubt in the future change the rules for what is acceptable as the landing page people click on in your article byline.

In the future Ezinearticles.com will probably not allow you to redirect their readers straight to a signup form for an optin email list. They probably won't even let you send readers straight to a sales letter or affiliate page via redirect.

Travis explains all about landing pages in the bum marketing method, but what I've found to work even better then a simple presell page or an optin page is to incorporate content around the landing page.

For example, you would have the reader directed to a page on your website, something like....


This page would be a simple presell page like Travis suggests to do in his bum marketing course.

But instead of just having one page site visitors can click on and either sign up to your free optin list or click straight over to the affiliate website, on the side of the page in the navigation area, you would put links to other articles you've written.

This makes your website more of a content/resource website. This will please your website visitors and Ezinearticles.com.

As you know, Ezinearticles.com is cracking down on landing pages and they no longer allow USfreeads.com.

Also, this gives you more chances to make sales as well.

When a reader can see that there is more content to read on the topic, they will read those articles as well and get even more excited about the product you are promoting.

This is preselling at it's best. A lot of people really hate giving away their email address straight away just to get more information, so give it to them for free again and again and again and again, and they will eventually WANT to give you their email address.

Allan Gardyne does this well at


Once you have created your landing page, submit your articles MANUALLY to Ezinearticles.com and Goarticles.com. Those are the only article directories I use.

Step 5 - Double up on your keywords

By now you should have written 150 articles and submitted them to the relevant article directories. If after a few weeks, you find a certain product is doing really well, double up.

Like I explained before, create a second Ezinearticles.com account and write the same articles again under this different persons account.

Also go and look for other keywords you can write articles on.

Milk it for all it's worth.

Do all of this for 4 weeks straight and if you are not seeing $150 or more a day in your Clickbank account I will eat my Russian fur hat.

Have You Thought About Buying Your Own Article Directory Site?

This is for the more technically minded bum marketer who wants to take his or her bum marketing to the next level. I don't know about you but I'm getting sick of Ezinearticles.com's rules and regulations.

I'm not one to sit around and whinge though, it's their site and they can do as they wish with it, but I'm going to find another solution.

What I am doing right now is this.

I'm at forums.digitalpoint.com and I'm looking on their forum to buy a website with a PR rating for Google of 7+. I'm looking for one to buy.

I've seen a few already. They range from anywhere between $300 and $3000.

What I'm going to do is buy a PR 7 website and setup my own article directory on it. As you know, Ezinearticles.com is a PR 7 website and that is why it gets such good rankings in Google so quickly.

But there is nothing stopping anyone out there from buying a site with a genuine PR 7 rating and turning it into an article directory site. Then you can submit all your articles to this site that has a PR 7 rating and not have to worry about rules and regulations as it would be your website.

This is something I will be doing and investing in and I know a few other bum marketers I told this idea to are thinking about it.

Imagine owning your own Ezinearticles.com article directory, except you play by your rules and you can submit whatever the heck you like.

You don't even have to accept other people's articles you could just use your own.

Here’s a software program / script you can use to even set this up now: http://onlineseo.net

Do you think this would work? You better believe it will.
This is the end of this series and I hope you have gained alot from it. I will keep you updated and I will send updates to you therefore to get the nest post, you must subscribe to this website ith your email address which is at the right hand corner. Till the nest update,
To your success I toast.
Oke Timothy

The Secret To Earning $150 A Day Every Day Like Clockwork With Bum Marketing In Under A Month! ( Part 2 )

Dear reader,
I hope you have enjoyed the very first topic in the series of using bum marketing method to make money. Without much hesitating, I will be bring to you the second in the series. Please read and digest for you affiliate marketing success. Here goes the second in the series;
Super Product Selection.

Nothing frustrates me more then seeing and hearing bum marketers saying they are writing all these articles and not getting any sales. I then go check out their articles and what they are promoting and it's crap.


Never ever select keywords to write articles on UNTIL you have a great product to promote. I always, always look for a product to promote before I do keyword research.

This is why I'm not a big fan of keyword lists you see floating around.

They are good to use for ideas and sometimes you find a few gems, but most of the keywords are rubbish because there is no decent products to promote with that keyword.

Then the next thing I see bum's doing is using the keywords they found that fit the bum marketing criteria, they then write an article for that keyword and try and fit an unrelated product into their article by line and wonder why no one buys from them.

The best way to start with bum marketing is trying to dominate Clickbank first. Go to the Clickbank marketplace, see what is hot in all the categories, not just the Internet marketing category.

Find a product that is selling well, has a good sales letter and offers more then $10 per sale.

Just by looking myself, I found some really good products I will want to promote. One of those is on World Of Warcraft.

This is a PC game that is really hot right now. Now that I have found a good product to promote, I then do my keyword research.

Which looks something like this....

World Of Warcraft Keyword List

Keyword Nichebot.com Search Count Competitor Results In Google

world of warcraft leveling guide 428 918
world of warcraft alliance leveling guide 180 28
world of warcraft leveling tips 770 44
power leveling for world of warcraft 296 115
world of warcraft gold strategies 218 75
gold for world of warcraft 379 1070
world of warcraft buy gold 639 6490
world of warcraft gold farming spots 346 25
world of warcraft gold making 65 690
world of warcraft gold making guide 87 9010
world of warcraft strategy guide 1620 9630
world of warcraft quest guide 565 9870
world of warcraft game guide 396 1440
world of warcraft character guide 316 106
world of warcraft quest guides 461 487
world of warcraft strategy guides 157 1760
where can I buy world of warcraft 527 120
buy gold for world of warcraft 159 118
power leveling for world of warcraft 296 115
world of warcraft leveling tips 770 44
world of warcraft walkthrough 667 2730
world of warcraft fishing guide 206 315
world of warcraft fishing 708 747
world of warcraft druid quests 315 15
world of warcraft grinding guide 114 945
world of warcraft quest help 1053 9950
world of warcraft engineering guide 270 120
world of warcraft game guide 396 1440
cheats for world of warcraft 684 2590
world of warcraft help 1381 949

All of those above keywords I would write articles on.

In fact, I have already begun to do this now.

Bum marketing is all about dominating.

You have to saturate the market with your articles to become the winner.

You need to dominate each product you promote. Don't go into bum marketing half assed.

This is a sure way to fail or make a few sales here and there.

So to recap.

Find a product to promote before you even think about keyword research. Make sure the product is hot right now, which is easy to tell on Clickbank, which is why I recommend it, make sure it has a good sales page and the sales page is working fine, make sure it offers fair commissions and make sure also that the owner is contactable.

Then once the product fits that criteria, start doing keyword research and find at least 30 keywords to write articles on.

How To Do Really Good FREE Keyword Research

Keyword research is fun. I love it. I can spend hours researching keywords, which is a mistake as it takes away from writing articles.

But it's so fun.

As I said above, the first thing to do is find a good product to promote. The next thing to do is keyword research.

I have my own keyword research tool that I use and it's free.

You can use it at....


It's great because you can see how many people a month search for the keyword and how many Google searches it gets with "".

If I need more keywords, I go to


And I type in my main keyword there. This will give me a list of over 200 keywords related to the keyword I just typed in.

All of this is free. I'm not a fan of spending money on tools that are not needed and keyword research tools can be expensive.

For every product you find that you want to promote, you should write 30 articles. You should be able to get 30 articles out a day.

So in 5 days, a working week, you would have 150 articles written and have 5 Clickbank.com products promoted and saturated.

I'm not overly fussed on the search count. If a keyword or search term gets under 500 searches a month but is highly targeted to the product I want to promote, I will still write an article for that term.

That goes the same for keywords with more then 10,000 competing pages in Google.

If the term is really good, I will write articles for keywords with more then 10,000+ competing pages in Google, especially if it has a good amount of searches per month.

Dominate Google With Multiple Personalities

Did you know that you can have multiple accounts with Ezinearticles.com?

That's right. And did you know that you can have 2 articles with the exact same keyword listed in the top 10 in Google.com by writing 2 articles with the exact same title.

That's right. Instead of having 1 article in the top 10 in Google for your keyword you are targeting, you can have 2 articles listed in the top 10 in Google for that exact same keyword.

All you need to do is setup 2 free accounts with Ezinearticles.com

Under 2 different names. I have many different Ezinearticles.com accounts all with different pen names and this is totally acceptable as long as the articles are of good quality.

Type this phrase into Google exactly as is....

"how to save money on groceries"

See the top 2 and 3 listings?

They are Ezinearticles.com articles by 2 different writers for the exact same keyword.

By using this method, you will have to create 2 totally different articles, but that is ok, this gives you even more chance to get even more people to read your article.

It basically doubles your exposure.

Don't forget, there are also other article directories like Goarticles.com to submit to. I ALWAYS submit unique articles to each directory.

I never ever submit the same article that I submit to Ezinearticles.com to Goarticles.com.

It really makes your articles suffer in the search engine ranking game to spread your articles over that many directories.

It only takes 10 to 15 minutes to knock up a quick article, so why not create a new article for each directory.

You will run out of products on Clickbank.com one day to promote so it's best to milk the real winners as much as you can. Try and get as much out of each product you are promoting as you can, if you don't you are pretty much leaving money on the table.

That's definitely not a bum marketing trait!

Give Them An Actionable Plan

Want to really sell the products you are promoting with your articles? I mean really sell.

This method will set your sales on fire. I've been using this method now for over a year to write my articles and I've seen an increase in sales beyond what I thought possible for article marketing. This also works well when writing and selling your own ebooks.

Nothing makes people want to buy more then.... giving them a reason to buy right now! You have to give them a reason to buy the affiliate product you are promoting right now and you can do that by giving them a plan of action to use straight away.

Give them a way in your article to be able to use the product you are promoting straight away.

For example, let's say you are promoting a product about creating content sites for Adsense income.

In your article you could give them a method of traffic generation that works so well with content sites that it practically makes them money hand over fist.

Then in your article byline, tell them you have a product that will make creating content sites so easy and all they have to do is put the two together and make money instantly.

You could write something like this....

"Want to know how to use this traffic generation method to suck in Adsense cash 24/7 with easy to make content sites? Visit my website below"

People are sick of buying products and not having any reason to use them or doing nothing with them afterwards.

People are sick of wasting money on more information products.

I was promoting an ebook about selling turnkey businesses for resale on the Internet. In my article I wrote, I gave them an exact business to create and sell. I told them the domain name to purchase, where to find the website template to use, how to write the content and what content to write and even how to sell the business in a few hours.

Then in my article byline to promote the ebook I wrote this,

"To learn how to make a full time living creating and selling turnkey businesses for profit, visit my website below for more information"

Did people buy? You bet! When people used the business plan I gave them and actually made money from it and they saw it was profitable, they came back in droves to buy the product from me.

Travis, the originator of the bum marketing method does this well in his course at


He gives you the entire bum marketing method to try out, for free, no strings attached. He gives you a complete business plan to work with, and in the free course he promotes a few affiliate products that make life easier and make you more money with bum marketing.

You kind of feel stupid if you don't buy the products he is recommending.

Honestly, how many of you that read his course signed up for USfreeads.com solely on his recommendation?

This brings us to the end of today's topic in the series. I will sure continue the nest time but make sure that you are subscribed to this blog with your email address.
To your success,
Oke Timothy

The Secret To Earning $150 A Day Every Day Like Clockwork With Bum Marketing In Under A Month!

Dear blog reader,
I have promised you that I will provide the best resource you will ever need to make money from Affiliate Marketing through tutorials, ebooks and audio recording. This is what I will begin in this explosive series on using BUM to market your affiliate business. This tutorial is all the that the title says.
To say the least, here goes the first series of how to use bum to make money with your website in your affiliate adventure. This is a surefire for anyone that use it.
First Up - The Two Secrets To Bum Marketing.

What most people don't understand is that you don't have to get everything right all the time with bum marketing. You don't have to be right all the time, you don't have to be perfect all the time, you don't have to be the greatest marketer of all time to make bum marketing work for you.
That's the great thing.
You can be a complete beginner to bum marketing and Internet marketing and still make more money then many of the so called guru's. This is why I'm such a fan of bum marketing and why I have gotten my family and friends onto bum marketing.
If you have no idea what bum marketing is, go to
http://www.bummarketingmethod.com - This is a free course that explains the whole bum marketing process. This is the original source of bum marketing.
The first secret to bum marketing is....
Super Fast Writing
It sounds simple I know. But how many of you sit there and take 4 hours to write one article? You can't do that. You need to churn out 5 articles an hour, at least.
Don't sit there and go "I can't do that". Because you can. I can write 5 articles an hour and still have time to play 15 minutes of Call of Duty on WII. Speed is essential when it comes to bum marketing. Your articles don't have to be great. They can't be utter rubbish, but they don't have to be masterpieces of Pulitzer prize award stature.
I've shown my mother, my sister, my father, my best friend, my girlfriend how to write articles in a matter of minutes and I'm going to show you as well.
The secret to writing articles fast is not thinking. Don't sit there and think about the article for 10 minutes before writing it. Just start writing.
It doesn't matter what topic it is, just start writing.
The only source I use for research is Ezinearticles.com.
What I do is get the list of keywords I want to write articles for and then go to Ezinearticles.com and search the articles for topics similar to mine.
What people don't understand is that all the research is done for you.
Your job is basically an article re writer. Every article topic imaginable has been written for you at Ezinearticles.com.
All you have to do is read the article and put it into your own words.
It's that simple.
Don't try and make your articles something amazing.
Write them quickly.
QUICK. Write quickly. Write like lightning. Force yourself to sit down and write and not move until you have 5 articles done every hour.
Why I say this is because the bum marketer with the most articles out there getting hits and traffic is going to win. To win, you don't need the best articles, you need the most articles.
Understand this.
YOU need to be the most prolific writer out there to win.
I do not use auto generated content or article spinners. Every article I write is unique. Every article adds value to the Ezinearticles.com directory and gives the readers the information they need.
They are not long articles. 350 words to 500 words. I don't use big words, I give them the information they wanted, and I give it to them quickly.
No fluff.
Imagine being able to get out 50 articles a day. 50 articles every day.
Let's say you do that 5 days a week.
That's 250 articles a week and this is very doable, even part time. To be the best bum marketer out there, you can't expect to win by doing less then your competition.
You need to work harder then your competitors.
You only have to do this for 6 months or 12 months full time and you will have a nice on going income for many, many years to come.
You could easily work really hard for 6 months, get out 50 articles a day then take the next 6 months off.
Imagine only having to work 6 months of the year and the rest of the year your income is taken care of.
You will be getting checks for years to come from work you did 4 years ago.
I still do from articles I wrote many years ago.
Speed guys, speed is the #1 key to being the most successful bum marketer on the Internet. Work hard now and you will be the richest bum marketer on the Internet in 6 or 12 months guaranteed.
This is no joke.
Don't want to write articles?
Fine, speak them.
Get a microphone and a copy of Audacity for free and away you go.
Go to Ezinearticles.com, find a keyword you want to write an article on and search Ezinearticles.com for articles on that topic.
Find an article, read that article into your own words into your microphone, record it, get it transcribed and away you go.
There you are with the first on the series to making money with affiliate marketing. To receive the second part of the lesson, you will need to be notified by email therefore, make sure that you subscribe to this website with your email address.
To your success,
Oke Timothy