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Understanding Affiliate Marketing...And Applying It To Your Local Business

Understanding Affiliate Marketing...And Applying It To Your Local Business By Rocky Tapscott www.LocalWebSolutions.com wwwTheFollowupLab.com


Understanding Affiliate Marketing...And Applying It To Your Local Business

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Understanding Affiliate Marketing...And Applying It To Your Local Business

What is Affiliate Marketing and how can you use it to boost your local Business profits? Let me ask you a couple of questions • Would you like to be able to offer your customers hundreds of quality products that are related to what you currently sell without physically stocking or shipping them yourself? • How about if the merchants who stocked those products paid you up to 70% of the purchase price in Commission for every one of their products that you sold? • What if there was a way to track these sales so that you always got paid when someone made a purchase from you and there was no dispute when it came time to getting your money? • What if your store was open 24 hours every day of the year and made sales to customers all over the World without you having to lift a finger? You would be making money while you slept... and wealthy people get wealthy while they sleep. They do certain things during the day in order to set up systems that allow them to make money 24 hours a day, every day of their lives. This is true Financial Freedom! Well maybe we had better look a little deeper into how to set up some affiliate programs on your website, and even in your offline marketing. Affiliate Programs are one of the most powerful methods ever devised for the average entrepreneur or Business person to make a fortune with ease. The trouble is, most people fail to make any serious money because the don't follow some simple principles that work consistently when they are applied correctly. So what is an Affiliate Program?


Understanding Affiliate Marketing...And Applying It To Your Local Business

An affiliate program is a system for marketing products and services through a wide network of websites and email databases owned by other people. It enables a merchant to sell to a vastly bigger market than they could ever hope to reach on their own. By paying a commission ranging from 1% for physical products (Books, pots and pans, mobile phones, etc.) to 70% or more for digital products (eBooks, downloadable software, etc.), the merchant can have potentially thousands of sales people all over the world selling their products or services for them, and those sales people are only paid AFTER they make a sale. This differs from a regular sales force, where many sales people are often paid a retainer plus commission - they are paid (but not for long, usually) even if they don始t produce any results. Plus, the market for your product or service covers millions more people than if you were restrict yourself to your local geographical area, thanks to the global reach of the Internet. To make sure you always get paid, most affiliate programs are administered by a third party such as Clickbank or Commission Junction. This way, you know you will get paid for any sales you make as long as you put your affiliate links into your marketing materials correctly. The big affiliate networks have too much to lose to try to scam a few dollars out of you, so you know your cheques will always arrive when they are due wouldn't it be nice if everyone paid up when they were supposed to? So, how do you apply this to your Business? I'm glad you asked. First, decide on the theme that mostly relates to the business you are in. Then go to one of the major search engines, and type in - your niche+affiliate - whatever your niche is. For example, if you sell quality jewelry, you始d type in jewelry+affiliate program. This will bring back search results of merchants who sell products or services related to your area of business who have an Affiliate Program.


Understanding Affiliate Marketing...And Applying It To Your Local Business

Check them out and then apply for inclusion in the programs that are the best fit with your target market. Any program worthwhile will be free to join, as well. Put links to these merchants on your website, send traffic to the merchants, get paid a commission every 2 weeks, sell stuff 24/7. Sounds easy, doesn't it? Well it's a bit harder than that...but not very much, actually. So what else do you need to know to make a lot of money as an Affiliate marketer? High earning Affiliates do several things differently from ordinary marketers who are trying to make more money in their business by using the Internet. For example • They don't just put up a sales page and try to flog several different products on one site, they build a website that Pre-sells their visitors on the benefits of owning one single product per page. • They know that the visitor may not buy on the first visit to their website, so they always try to get their email address so that they can send follow up information later on to help make the sale. • They focus on one or more tightly focused niche markets, devoting each separate website to it's own small target market. • They follow up, then follow up...then follow up some more with products or services that are closely related to the theme of their website, never straying into territory that is unfamiliar to their targeted visitors, or trying to sell things that are unrelated to that theme. These and other traits set them apart from the vast majority who fail miserably at trying to make an Affiliate Program work. I do hope this short lesson had inspired you to add Affiliate marketing as one of your Multiple Streams of Income. Done right, it can be a very profitable, low risk way of extracting lots of extra profits from the relationships you have built with your customers.


Understanding Affiliate Marketing...And Applying It To Your Local Business

Combine affiliate marketing with your email list of customers and you will be bringing in the cash faster than you can count it... I wish you every success with your business, Here's what to do next I have developed a 30 Minute Website Strategy And Marketing Tune-Up which I conduct over the telephone or via Skype. Here is what we accomplish together in this fast-paced, zero-nonsense session: • Market Overview And Evaluation: No matter whether you have a mature website or are just about to start out on your online adventure, this market overview and evaluation will uncover overlooked ideas and monetization options you may not have considered • Traffic Generation Strategies: Lying awake at night worried about getting more people to your website ? You are not alone... Iʼve helped hundreds of clients clear this hurdle with advice and strategies that can save you money and boost your long term returns. You're guaranteed to get several ideas that you can use immediately to take your business forward. • Increasing Website Conversions: It's one thing to have people coming to your website. It's another to make them leave their cash with you as they pass through. We'll look at specific strategies you can use in your business to suck more money out of your website visitors day in day out... The 30 Minute Website Strategy And Marketing Tune-Up is conducted by me personally. Iʼve worked with more than 100 website owners and helped them to consistently get more out of their websites. Please be assured that this consultation will not be a thinly disguised sales presentation; it will consist of the best intelligence I can give you in a thirty minute time span. There is no charge for this call, however the call must be strictly limited to 30 minutes.


Understanding Affiliate Marketing...And Applying It To Your Local Business

This consult will typically take place within 1 week of your confirmed booking. To secure a time for this consultation, please call me on 0418 788 482. If you get my voice mail, please leave a message with your name and phone number and I will get back to you as soon as I can. Thank you for reading this Report, and I'm looking forward to speaking with you shortly, Warmly, Rocky Tapscott 0418 788 482 P.S. Places for these Strategy and Marketing sessions are extremely limited, so to ensure your place, make sure you call me now on 0418 788 482

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Understanding Affiliate Marketing And Applying It To Your Local Business