Breakthrough affiliate marketing strategies
Ways to Promote Your Affiliate Program
1. Choose A Subject
When you choose a subject you love, you have more chance of getting through the ruff periods that are common with affiliate programs and Internet Marketing. Don't go choosing affiliate programs solely because of the commission they pay out.
Thousands of affiliates fall for the trap of selecting an affiliate program which they have no idea how to sell. Most new affiliates always seem to choose to promote Internet Marketing affiliate programs and instantly become an expert in the field, yet they've made no money, or very little money at all online, but they're trying to teach others now to make money online.
If you have an interest in fishing, start a small website up about fishing. The best advice I can give is to become an expert in a field you love, and everything else will follow.
2. Promote The Product Not The Program The only people making money from you promoting the affiliate program directly, is the merchant. You can never count on anyone to make money for you. Sure, it might sound like a winning deal, "Sign up 1000 people and earn 10% on everything they sell!" The only problem with this, is these people have the same idea, and most will never sell one single thing.
Promoting the product is the best way to go, why? Because once the people who buy the product see how good it is, they will then sign up to promote it. This way you get the sale and the 2-tier commission.
Even if people don't buy the product, at least you're trying to get them to join both options. Unless you're very good at recruiting people and keeping them motivated. I would not put all my efforts into promoting the program.
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