9 Steps To Success In Affiliate Marketing
By Curtis Sexton
1.Join an Affiliate Program: Join programs that interest you personally. There
are affiliate programs for almost any product or service you can think of so do
some research and find one that is right for you. If you have a passion for your
product niche it will be a whole lot easier to stay motivated.
2.Build your own website to promote your product: You will need to build a
website with your own domain name (ie. yourname.com) and pay a monthly fee for
hosting as opposed to going the free route and sharing a domain (ie.
freespace.yourdomain.com) If you don't know much about web design that's quite
ok. You will find there are lots of companies out there who offer very
affordable website design.
3.Start a reciprocal linking campaign: Start exchanging links with other
websites in your niche. You will find lots of webmasters willing to add a link
to your website as long as you return the favor. The more websites that link to
you, the higher page rank you will have in the search engines, therefore leading
to more traffic to your website.
4.Start your own newsletter: The newsletter can simply consist of articles
related to your products and website. Always add a signature containing a link
to your website at the bottom of each newsletter entry. That way when people
read your articles they can continue on to your website. If you don't want to
write your own articles, there are many websites that will let you use theirs
5.Build an Email List: Owning your own email list is one of the most important
tools you can have as an affiliate marketer. The best way to build a list is to
buy leads, that way you don't have to worry about getting in trouble for
spamming. Lots of companies sell quality leads (email addresses) consisting of
people who want more information about your products. With every lead you buy
you can in turn sign them up for your newsletter.
6.Get an Auto Responder: With an auto responder program you can make the process
of buying leads and adding them to your newsletter completely automated. You can
save hours of time with this approach.
7.Write your own Articles: To be successful with affiliate marketing you will
eventually have to write an article or two. This may sound a bit overwhelming in
the beginning, but after you have been building your business for awhile you
will get into it. Always include a signature at the bottom of the article
containing your website link. Then post your article on as many websites as you
can. Lots of sites let you post for free.
8.Add an Article page to your website: Post all of your articles on this page
and any others you find related to your niche. Having an article page will add
content to your website and will help with your page rank since search engines
love websites with lots of relevant content.
9.Join an Online Forum: Becoming a member in a forum is a great way to stay
current with the products in your niche. Talking with fellow entrepreneurs will
keep you motivated and help generate new ideas as well as answer any questions
you may have.
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