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Affiliate Marketing - 101 Great Tips and Ideas Proven to Kick-Start Your Affiliate Marketing

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Free Book: Affiliate MarketingIn this book you'll discover 101 great tips and ideas proven to kick-start your affiliate marketing

1. Create a short e-book and post it on document sharing sites. By doing this you can show off your expertise, but you can also attract visitors and prospective buyers who are looking for similar information, to your site . Be sure to include a number of links to your site inside the document.

2. When you try to make money through affiliate advertising, it is important that you stay up to date with all of the new trends and outlets to make money. Many affiliate advertising programs change, making it important that you stay on top of what is going on with the programs that are available.
3. Look into the payment structure of any affiliate program you are considering. Some offer a lifetime payout, while others offer a limited payout (such as per sale, or thirty to ninety days). Make sure that you are able to frequently check your balance to learn how much you are owed and how much has been paid out.
4. To maximize the money you make from your affiliate marketing program you need to make sure you are very open about your activities with advertising. People do not mind supporting blogs and forums that they enjoy or find useful but they also want to feel they can trust the person running it.
5. Let your affiliates help. If you have an affiliate program, let your affiliates do the promotion work for you. Offer them an incentive and they will be happy to do it. Your affiliates should have good-sized networks in place and when they publicize your articles, your website traffic will jump.

6. Be honest about the fact that you hope your visitors will help you out by clicking on your affiliate links. If it seems as if you are trying to hide the fact that you are an affiliate, your visitors will just go straight to the vendor's website and purchase the product directly. Then you won't get credit; even though, you have put in a lot of work to promote the product!
7. A great affiliate marketing tip is to be aware of the regulations and rules that are set in place by the Federal Trade Commission. The Federal Trade Commission regulates advertisements and if you're caught breaking any of their rules, you might have to face the consequences and pay stiff fines.
8. There is a great chance that if an affiliate program is asking for a substantial bit of money down before you can begin the program, that they are going to get your money and never be heard from again. If they are requesting a good bit of money from the start, move on.
9. If you have affiliate ads on your website, you will get paid each time somebody buys a product by clicking on an ad. Do not trick people into clicking on an ad: this will not generate any income for you, and these people will never come back on your website or blog again.

10. Developing a healthy relationship with your affiliate is a great idea if you hope to be treated fairly. Look at it from the affiliate company's point of view. They're constantly running across people just trying to make quick buck. These guys tarnish their reputation with sleazy tactics. Be honest, supportive, and work to initiate conversations with people at the company.
11. Confirm how many sales the product really has before signing up with them. What is the point of spending your time building a site to promote a product that no one wants? You only get commission when someone buys so make sure you are putting your efforts towards a winner.
12. A great tip for all affiliate marketers is to understand the market in which they are advertising. Find potential problems in that particular market as well as any limitations they might present, and do your best to work past them. You can find ample resources on the internet that will help you out.
13. All affiliate programs are different in what they offer and how payments are made. There is lifetime payout on sales on some programs, while others are on a 30-90 day structure. Also, some affiliates allow some flexibility on the types of ad units and colors and design to blend with your site better.

14. Learn as much as you can about marketing and sales. Business is always changing so you need to stay on top of new technologies and methods, and you have to do it before your competition does. Your affiliates benefit from everything you learn, so your education will go a long way toward building your business.
15. Give your readers a compelling reason to purchase the product you are promoting, right now. Do this by providing them with an action plan that involves using your product right away. Readers are tired of buying yet another product that sounds great but doesn't yet fit in their action plan. And they don't want to waste more cash on yet another info product. Give them a useful plan and they will see the value.
16. Write a short e-book about a topic related to the product or service your are marketing, include some of your affiliate links in it and upload it to some document sharing sites. This will attract new visitors to your links and also show potential buyers your expertise, making them more likely to trust your recommendations and buy products or services through your affiliate links.
17. If you have a website for your business, your domain name should be on everything that you own. Use your own personal vehicle, t-shirts, stationary, email signature and more, to constantly put the name of your website out there. Constant reminders will stick in people's heads and make them want to look it up.
18. Add content that your readers want along with your affiliate links. If you provide reasons for your audience to click on your links, you will find much better success. If you just type a list of baby items you like with links, you'll receive much less response than if you type reviews and why you loved these items.

19. Don't bother with products that don't convert, even if they advertise high commissions. One webmaster reported that out of over 1000 clickthroughs to a vendor's site, not one visitor actually bought the product. Terrible conversion ratios like this are a sign that the product is not in demand or that there is something wrong with the product, such as a high price or poor copy on the landing page.
20. It is important to know that with affiliate marketing, you are not required to make your own products. Instead, you be helping to sell another person's product. Knowing this is important because you can make just as money by selling someone else's product as you could if you were selling your own.
21. Use a redirect so that you can hide your affiliate link. Some customers will just take the domain name and remove the affiliate portion of the link in the hopes that they will get better pricing by "ordering direct". Using a redirect will force customers to actually use your link saving you your commissions.
22. Affiliate marketing can be summed up with two P's: patience and persistence. Not only do you have to plug away at various methods in order to effectively market your products, but you also have to be patient. If you think Rome took a long time to build, just imagine trying to create a successful business without a product. It takes drive and time to be an affiliate.

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