Wednesday, August 09, 2006

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What’s Affiliate Marketing - Forming Marketing Partnerships

Affiliate marketing is advertising for someone else in exchange for a cut
of the sales you generate. You’re sharing your traffic for a price. It’s
a great way to capitalize on the traffic your website’s already producing.

Being an Affiliate

If you run a small, home-based eBiz, you can join an affiliate program
and get paid to share your traffic with another merchant. You’ll want to
look for sites that tie in with yours—things your customer base will be
interested in. Choose sites whose products are complementary to yours
without overlapping.

Before you join any affiliate program, look closely at the merchant
you’ll be promoting. Find out if they have an affiliate earnings
history—can they prove their site converts at a specific rate? Do they
have an affiliate manager you can talk to about your marketing efforts
and any problems you have? Is their program well-established? You want to
make sure they’re honest and will pay you for the conversions you bring

Your goal is to make customers want to buy their product, and then pass
the customers along so the merchant can complete the sale. Don’t just
paste a link to a merchant’s webpage and expect it to magically produce
sales—tell your customers what makes their product better than other
similar products. According to Jonathan Miller, of, “The sites that do better are the ones that
select one or two offers, tell people why they recommend these particular
offers, and then provide them with a link.”

Using Affiliates

You can increase your own traffic by paying a commission to other
merchants to bring you leads. As a merchant, you should scrutinize the
affiliates who advertise for you. You’re attaching your brand to their
website, so look at their reputation—are they someone you want to be
associated with? Also look at their relevance to your target market—are
they someone that will drive the right kind of traffic?

There are software programs that track visitors when they leave an
affiliate’s website and click through to the merchant’s site. If they
convert to a sale, the affiliate that referred them gets paid a
commission. You can track your visitors in two different ways, and each
has its own advantages:

• You can purchase stand alone tracking software, like My Affiliate
Program, and integrate it into your site. You decide what you can afford
to pay marketers to promote you and make offers based on your budget.

• You can join an affiliate network, such as LinkShare or Kolimbo. This
is a more costly route because the network determines the commission
percentage you pay, but they also bring you offers from the inside and
give you access to their pool of affiliates.

Says Miller, “An affiliate program can be very lucrative for both an
affiliate marketer and a merchant… But it takes time and effort to
deliver consistent results.”

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Steps To Affiliate Success And The Real Deal!

James O'Keefe

Mastering Google Adwords For Profit

April 26, 2004

Lets be honest here, Google is certainly one of the biggest players as
far as search engines go. The results returned by Google are fairly
accurate, and while we take them for granted we cannot forget about all
the days of work that must have gone into the algorithms that sort the
wheat from the chaf. As this must have cost them some serious money, it
would have been unfair to expect Google to keep paid advertisers from
their site and it was only a matter of time before paid advertising
became an option.

Getting the Balance Right

One of the problems associated with adding paid for listings to search
results is that you can't simply hide the paid for links into the results
of a search term. In the early days of cost per click searches it was
often the companies with the deepest pockets that were guaranteed top
spot for a term. The only thing such companies had to prove was that the
keyword was relevant to the term, if of course the advert had to be
reviewed before going live.

Search engines that offer paid for and free listings should really
differentiate between the two types of link. I know that whenever I've
used a traditional pay per click search engine the top few paid for terms
aren't always relevant to what I was looking for, so I like to know
before I click on a link if it was paid for or not.

Paid for results are fine, so long as visitors are aware they are paid
for. Any pay per click engine that clearly makes the distinction between
the two keeps some of its credibility by declaring its interest in a
particular link.

Google Adwords Select

I'll admit I wasn't surprised when I heard that Google was offering a new
cost per click program (Adwords Select); it was only a matter of time.
However, having read through the way the program works, I was pleasantly
surprised. Google's approach to their pay per click program is the way
forward, not only does it filter out the obvious spammers in real time,
but it can cut needless costs to the advertisers while maximizing their
own revenue!

There is a $5 setup fee if you want to use the Adwords Select program,
and the minimum charge for a click is 5 cents. While this can work out
cheaper than the normal Adwords program that is based on the cost per
number of impressions, it is still enough to keep some of the much
smaller web site owners out of the game as it were.

Having said that the Select program offers features that can help out
those that are on a pretty tight budget. To begin with there is no
minimum monthly charge, so once you've paid your setup fee you will only
be charged for what you use. Another handy feature that will save you any
unexpected costs you can't afford is the ability to set yourself a daily
budget. As soon as you've reached your daily limit, Google will
temporarily remove your adverts from the keywords you're targeting.

To make your Adwords money stretch even further, you are able to set the
demographics for each of your keywords. So if you are looking for
visitors from a specific region or in a particular language you can
tailor your adverts accordingly, which makes it easier to deal with those
quirky problems normally related to cultural differences.

The most striking difference is that you don't have to pay the most per
click to get the top advertising spot for a particular keyword! Your eyes
are not deceiving you, a company will have to have more than deep pockets
to be able to keep your site away from that top spot.

In theory, your position in the order for sponsored links will depend on
the amount you are willing to pay as well as your click through rate.
These figures are multiplied together to produce a rank, which is then
used to determine your position in the sponsored listings. So anyone
fortunate enough to have a very healthy click through rate will be able
to stay near to the top.

Room for Improvement

While Google's Adwords Select program is likely to prove to be
successful, I can see scope for improvement; that is, assuming they have
overlooked one point that seems so glaringly obvious.

Anyone who is capable of writing a convincing advert for the program can
easily achieve a high click through rate. If the positions are determined
by click through and maximum price per click alone, then it could still
be possible for a search engine spammer to come in and take the best
position simply by writing the most convincing advert. If spammers can
make the system work for them, this could potentially be harmful to the
way that Google's visitors perceive them.

The fact that Google Adwords has immediate advertisement rotation removes
a certain level of protection in that a human editor does not have the
chance to review the advert and make sure that it is suitable. Perhaps
what is needed is for each advert to be regularly monitored to make sure
that the keyword they bid on is deemed to be important in the page that
they link to.

Surely Google will have the technology to be able to cope with such
checks whenever an advert is submitted or changed, as well as to check
that it is still relevant whenever Googlebot pays its regular visits. If
they haven't implemented it already, then I think such checks will
benefit everyone; Google, site owners and searchers alike!

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Ways To Put Your Affiliate Income On Steroids

Ratliff J.

Rags to Riches on the Web

May 2, 2005

Rags to Riches with Affiliate Programs.
If you do not know what an affiliate program is, it is simply the process
of merchants paying you to bring them sales or leads.

Here is why affiliate marketing is so easy and profitable:

1. Affiliate programs are free to join. The merchants do not charge you
to become an affiliate, because they obviously want you to succeed.

2. Merchants spend hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars in
advertising, that very rarely results in a sale. Seen all the commercials
on Television? Do you think everyone who see it will buy the product? Of
course not!

3. Merchants love affiliate programs because they are able to pay you
only if a sale is made. And because this advertising is a guaranteed sale
for them, they are able to pay you very well, usually between 10-30%.
They are happy to do so because the sale has already been made.

4. Since we are still in the early years of affiliate marketing, there is
a large shortage of affiliates. There will be many people who sign up to
become an affiliate, but either do not have the skills or the time to
become very successful. They will then blow off future opportunities
simply because they failed with one affiliate merchant.

To see a directory of Affiliate Programs, check out the Official
Affiliate Program Directory.

J. Ratliff is the author of the Make Money Online System.


Monday, August 07, 2006

Focus for Affiliate Success

12 Ways To Make Money From Your Website

February 12, 2003

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Lance Groom

entrepreneurs can reach record income levels using new ebook on adsense
and adword techniques

September 20, 2005

The "Rich Jerk" has created quite a stir on the Internet about his new
ebook revealing secrets on how to use use Google Adwords and Adsense for
big profits. He has recently sold a website on eBay for $390,000 that had
a $900,000 annual return. It only took him nine months to reach that
sky-rocketing figure.

The Rich Jerk's real name is Kelly Summer. He often likes to refer to
himself as "The Rich Jerk" for his attention grabbing and rude awakening
marketing techniques. He has recently grabbed notoriety amongst some of
the leading marketing experts such as Lance Groom, Jeff Mills, Dean
Marino, Britt Phillips, and Karl Payne. Some people are saying that this
revealing ebook has opened many doors for new and experienced marketers
to make a lot of online money.

The Rich Jerk has been able to earn over $13 million in the past six
years with clickbank and Paypal using these exact same techniques he now
teaches. Some critics say that The Rich Jerk has revealed too much
information and that could shrink their pocket books by the competition
of new marketing arrivals.

This book is also not for the faint of heart. It contains some marketing
tactics that are considered "grey hat" and "black hat." It also assumes
readers are professional enough to understand investing in their
business, in the form of advertising. Not every tactic is grey hat, black
hat, or costs money though - there's a nice mix of many different tactics
and approaches. The book is a "no fluff" and "no filler" type ebook that
gets right to the point and shows you exactly how this guy is making tons
of cash.

The Rich Jerk is a legitimate online player. People are also stating that
they just couldn't resist The Rich Jerk and what he had to say in his
brand new ebook. Ninety-nine percent of the reviews online have stated,
"don't worry at all about feeling like you got duped, because The Rich
Jerk is not such a jerk after all and his book was downright Awesome!"
Yes he does have an abrasive advertising style, but what the Jerk does do
is make a lot of money, and is now willing to teach other people how to
do the same.

In the first chapter, entitled "Creating an Affiliate Website that Sells
Like Crazy", he covers building affiliate websites to earn commissions
from the sales of other people's products. He starts by listing 13
affiliate sites and ranks them as "must join," "maybe join," and "join if
you are bored." Once you've selected a product to sell, he goes through
six specific writing strategies to use on your affiliate site to hook the
reader and get them to click through on your affiliate link. He then
gives you a complete sample "sales letter" (it's more like an article)
with all of his strategies at work.

The third section in chapter one discusses offering rebates to your
customers, but it's not just the same old "buy from me and I'll give you
part of my affiliate fee back." The Rich Jerk delves into specific ways
to do refunds that will increase your bottom line as opposed to simply
offering a rebate.

In the final section of chapter one, The Rich Jerk writes about setting
up pay-per-lead sites, where you get paid $10 or so for each person who
provides you with his or her information (which you then pass on to a
company which pays you for the lead). This is a technique that has not
been explored in-depth much by any of the mainstream Internet marketing

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