Super Affiliate Marketing 202
Affiliate Marketing is the easiest way to start making money on the internet. When l say easy, l mean in comparison with all the other alternatives you have on the internet. If you are looking for a new business opportunity or you want to work from home, then affiliate business is for you.
Note this post is following up the previous Super Affiliate Marketing 101, so if you haven t read it yet, you can do it now.
Two Tier Affiliate Programs
Affiliate Programs are two tier programs when they distribute commissions based on a referral network of sign ups and sub-affiliates.
For instance, Affiliate A sign-up to an affiliate program and makes a sale to the Affiliate B. Affiliate B sign-up to the same affiliate program under Affiliate A and makes a sale to the Affiliate C. Affiliate B now is the Sub-Affiliate of Affiliate A and Affiliate A makes a commission from Affiliate B and and a second tier subcommission from Affiliate C. Affiliate B makes the normal first tier commission from the Affiliate C.
All future activities performed by Affiliate B will result in additional commissions for Affiliate A and the same will happen with Affiliate C with Affiliate B respectively.
Affiliate Sale, Lead or Click
Affiliate networks are designed to pay their affiliates based on three different types of actions: pay per click (PPC), pay per lead (PPL), and pay per sale. (PPS)
Pay per click: Means when a visitor to a webpage clicks on an affiliate link, the affiliate earns a certain amount of money. All the visitor has to do is only to click through and view the ad or the video or the sales letter. PPC is usually the lowest paying type of action, but it is the easiest to complete. Usually pay per click can start as low as 0.02 per click!
Pay per lead: A visitor clicks on an affiliate link and fills out a form requesting more information, joining a newsletter, a mailing list or an autoresponder program. PPL does not require a cash transaction or credit card information. Sometimes it does but rarely.
Pay per sale: is the highest paying type of action. Generally speaking it is the hardest action to complete. In PPS the visitor should make a money transaction and buy something, such as a product or service. The affiliate gets a percentage of the sale as a sales commission.
How to Choose an Affiliate Product
The best is to go to an affiliate marketplace and buy a program. If you don t buy it and try it first, then you cannot sell it. You should use the product to have the knowledge needed to promote it, to advertize it and to suggest it to third parties.
l personally use all the products, services or programs l recommend. l am in more than 20 programs and l recommend all of them, after having tried them for a long period of time.
l know many of you think this is a waste of time, but you can start now by visiting clickbank and opening an affiliate account. Then you should do your own research in harmony with the market niche you are in to find a product that you like and your potential customers need it.
Apart form clickbank, you can use commission junction or Paydotcom.com. If everything looks alright in the start then the only thing you have is to take action.
What Affiliate Program to Start with?
If you don t have an affiliate program and what to find one that is reliable and meets all the above criteria, then DotComSecretsX is the best affiliate program for you!
Russel Branson is a very respectable young internet entrepreneur that has developed over the years a very attractive internet marketing coaching system that you cannot miss. It doesn t matter where you are now, if you have your own project or if you are very busy with another business, DotComSecretsX is flexible and is a lifetime opportunity!
DotComSecretsX can be combined with many SLOs (Self Liquidating Offers). You don t need to change everything, but simply adapt your marketing funnel to DotComSecretsX.
If you ve struggled with your business opportunity or your SLOs (Self Liquidating Offers) until now, you will quickly be boosted as a DotComSecretsX member.
Along with the special introductory price of $1 to start the DotComSecretsX coaching , the coaching system also offering an easy training that will guide you STEP-BY-STEP from day 1 to day 30 on how to make money online.
As you can see, these are just a few of the great products which are available as part of the DotComSecretsX system that you have to offer:
- the free 90SecondSqueezePage
- the free AffiliateWebsiteGenerator
- the Internet Marketing Illuminati
- the Instant Traffic System
For $1 for a 30 day period, Russel s coaching will put you through 30 days of training and assignments, with specific tasks to complete each and every day, so that you can be making money before the end of the first month. That is actually the point in every online business! During this time you can earn 40% commissions on any of the products in the system. And 10-25% commissions on the second level!
Build Your Affiliate Market Funnel
You need to find products and services relevant and position them very nicely on your marketing or sales funnel. When someone joins your email list, he is looking for a solution to his problem. You have to recommend to him some very nice and attractive solutions to his problems. That is what really affiliate marketing do.
You don t have to create your own products. You just fill in the application form of the affiliate program you chose.
Then you can cloak your links to protect and track them. l personally use pretty link WordPress plugin or google shortener. Both of them have a tracking service.
Affiliate Product Promotion
Is building your list and recommend to them a product or service through email marketing. First you have to build credibility and a relationship with your target audience. To start with email marketing and building your list, you need an autoresponder account. l personally use Aweber for this service and its only $1 for the first month.
You can broadcast an email to your list informing them for a new product or service. You can use a swipe copy email or to make your own.
Copy the successful marketers
You don t have to reinvent the wheel, you only just need to copy the other successful marketers, the other top super affiliates and simply do exactly what they do with your own style. Pay attention to their strategies and see what is working and what not.
Become an expert in your niche
If you want to make a lot of money with affiliate marketing, you need to become an expert in your niche. If your visitors feel and belive that you are an expert in your niche, they are more inclined to making that purchase. Credibility is of crucial important.
Avoid promoting junk products and services
As l told you before, l have tried many products and services, but l only recommend some of them that l belive its intrinsic value is greater than the price customer pays.
Think how long it took to build credibility and trust among your visitors. All that will be destroyed with one simple big mistake on your part. Don t promote junk, only promote them that has good customer experience.
Only promote products that are relevant with your target audience.
Know your customer and promote products that fit in your customer funnel.
Tips to Promote your Affiliate Porducts
Blogging is a powerful way to start promoting your products and services if it is done right. You need a paid blog and not a free hosted one. A free blog will destroy your credibility. If you want to start your own blog and you don t know how, you can use the Empower Network affiliate program. That is the way l start blogging from scratch.
Then you can build your own blog and market yourself and your products to your target niche.
Social Media Marketing
Some social media networks that are good to start promoting your blog either your services are hubpages, squiddoo, stumble upon and many other like facebook.
You can do article marketing and write articles for free in the following article directories:
Ezine Articles Ezine articles is a high traffic website with thousands of visitors daily. You can place yourself as an author, like me where l am an expert author in ezine articles and drive some traffic back to your blog.
You can find more about article marketing directories in the following address:
You can do free video marketing with youtube.com where l hold my personal YouTube channel. YouTube is good to start but later on, is better to prefer a paid service as soon as sometimes YouTube has shut down many channels with no reason. You can use the Vimeo service instead of YouTube. l use them both.
A very good video marketing tool that l used many times is Traffic Geyser. Traffic Geyser is one of its kind video submission tool that can teach you online video marketing from scratch, and has a submission tool where you can massively submit your videos and articles in more than 30 different channels at once.
You can start video marketing by simply making some video reviews for your favourite affiliate programs and stick to the main customer benefits. You can make a product or service review in your blog and combine it with a video.
Find forums in your niche and then start contributing to them. Built relationship with the moderators and the other people there. Right articles and ask or give advice. Try to establish your credibility, be a helper and a giver and always finish your post with your personal signature.
Online Classified Ads
A great source of free and paid leads are:
Classifieds ads are free to an extend and is a good source of business leads. There are more than a hundred classified ad sites, l used most of them and the three top in terms of results are the above. You need to have a squeeze page to drive traffic there. If you don t have a squeeze page you can build yours here for free!
Don t try all of them at once, just start to place your first ads and through testing you will understand what works for you the best.
Social Networking Sites
Social Networking sites are very good for bringing referral traffic to your blog or squeeze page. The most known are
If you want to build relationships, social networking is one of the best place to go.
Pay Per Click Advertising
l am not recommend to the new affiliate marketers to start with pay per click advertising. This is a warning. You can lose a thousand dollar without having a single result if you don t study PPC advertising first and invest some money trying to find what is working best for you. PPC advertising is for the more experienced and savvy marketers.
Apart from the big advertising sites there are many other advertising networks that are cheaper and more supportive to start with. l will not disclose this information right now. It is not a good place to start.
Free Webinar Training
A very high conversion method is the free webinar training. Webinars last from 45 to 90 minutes and they give in the middle or in the end an OTO. OTO is a One Time Offer. A free webinar service that l use is www.freebinar.com
We will continue the next time with Super Affiliate Marketing 303! Keep in touch!
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About the Author (Author Profile)
John Ioannis Divramis is an online marketing specialist and Home Business Owner. Is an MBA holder, but his academic background has not helped him to achieve the success in his profesional life. The previous 12 years he had changed over 12 professions and trades and he has done more than 8 businesses till now.
As he claims, this online business opportunity is exactly the perfect business that he have been waiting the last 9 years.