Affiliate Marketing Explained
Affiliate marketing, is promoting other peoples products (Affiliate Products) for an agreed commission, usually on sales.
The amazing thing is that you do not need to create products, sales pages, offer support or anything else except promoting the product. You simply leverage other peoples efforts. You can be up and running in minutes.
Savvy affiliate marketers often send the traffic that they generate to their own pages that are styled on the affiliate product that they are promoting. They build their targeted lists and then email their list with targeted affiliate offers that pay them a commission. This way they are also building an ever growing list that makes it so much easier to attain more affiliate sales.
Affiliate marketing is a simple process that should not be over complicated.
Selecting an Affiliate Product
You need to have chosen a niche that you want to target. It must be a profitable niche, preferably with a lot of sub-niches’. The best ones in no particular order are;
- Internet Marketing
- Dating – Get Your Ex Back
- Health and Fitness
- Weight Loss
- Forex Trading
Once you have chosen a niche you need to find an affiliate product in that niche. One of the best known Affiliate networks is Clickbank, which has products in most niches. Checking out the products and selecting ones that are selling will make it an easier task to pick one that will earn you affiliate commissions. You should also check out what sales paraphernalia is available for affiliates. The better the quality of their promotional material the easier it will be for you to promote their affiliate products.
Your Landing Page
If you have chosen your affiliate product well, you will probably have a free report or similar that you can offer to get interested people to part with their email address and opt – in to your list. They should then be redirected straight to your affiliate offer as soon as they have opted- in. Your prospects should then be emailed on a regular basis explaining the benefits and further their understanding of your affiliate offers.
Once you have your affiliate product to promote, complete with landing page and free offer coupled to your Autoresponder with pre-written emails waiting to promote your affiliate offers to your ever growing subscriber base. You are ready to flood your landing pages with highly targeted traffic.
Affiliate marketing can be very profitable indeed. But, you do need a plan and also to take action.
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