Monday, January 30, 2006

Affiliate Marketing Courses

Affiliate-marketing has been around on the Web for quite sometime now, but I know a lot of affiliates who don't know much or even nothing about it.

Most of these people think that they can easily make a quick buck or two from affiliate programs. Well that's not the case. Now the question is can someone really make money with affiliate programs?

There are obviously many ways to make money online: Some simple, some quite complicated. Personally, I feel affiliate programs are a great way to reinforce your home business. Affiliates struggling to earn $150 a month often find it hard to believe that other people could possibly earn as much as $8,000 or even $80,000 to 100,000 a month in commissions.

In fact, such commissions do happen!

That is why, affiliate marketing training is an important first step to becoming successful in affiliate marketing. And if you are looking to start your career as a successful affiliate marketer, it’s the only step you should be considering before you begin.

Now, anybody would like to be more successful in Affiliate Marketing

Then the first step is to get hold of some Free Affiliate Marketing Courses. You can get them at the below link

Clickin It Rich - Michael Campbell (FREE DOWNLOAD)

An A to Z guide to getting started in affiliate marketing.

The Affiliate Masters Course
- Ken Evoy - (FREE DOWNLOAD)
The Affiliate Masters Course is considered to be the best affiliate guide online

Freelancing And Blogging Handbook - FREE DOWNLOAD

Search Engine Yearbook - FREE DOWNLOAD

Free Affiliate Marketing Downloads

Make Your Site SELL! 2002

Make Your Content Presell

A Work At Home Mother's Guide

Make Money With Clickbank

These courses are not just for beginner's. Even if you have been involved in affiliate programs for some time, you will benefit greatly from these courses.

You can use it to either start an affiliate marketing business, or use it to learn the essentials of online marketing, or how to start a web based internet home business that can earn you substantial income.

Equipped with these basics, I reckon you more or less have the theoretical side to affiliate marketing in your hands. What remains is the practical side and that is something no one can teach you - you got to learn it by yourself!

Wishing you all the best in your Affiliate Marketing

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Make Money With Affiliate Programs ??

Affiliate Programs, they say are the ideal way to promote your website, besides making money online.

You see headlines running like "make money with affiliate programs" and how to work from home and make extra money online with affiliate programs etc. Now the question is whether you can really make money with them ; If so, which affiliate programs are the best to join, and what are the effective marketing methods to promote them?

I thought that this week that I will select a few of the good ones and list them. But then again, I am at a loss as to point out the good ones as there are number of good ones out there.But then, what is a good affiliate program ? Mentioned below are some important keys to look for when choosing an affiliate program. Look or choose an affiliate program that

  • promotes products or services you enjoy.

  • offers residual weekly or monthly income.

  • offers products you would purchase yourself.

  • offers a high commission, (25% or higher).

  • provides a good set of promotional tools and resources that you can use to promote the program.

  • has a good sales conversion rate.

  • offers real, viable products (beware of pyramid schemes)

  • targets a wide audience, not a small niche that could be saturated quickly.

  • that pays! as there are dishonest program operators out there, but fortunately it is a small percentage.

Although, affiliate programs, most of which are free to join, can be an excellent way to make money online.. But they, like anything else, require use of the proper tools and resources if you're to expect any kind of significant success. Some people hope or even expect to make money online without any type of investment Lets be candid to ourselves, if that is what you're expecting, you might as well call it quits before you even get started.

That is why, affiliate marketing training is an important first step to becoming successful in affiliate marketing.

And if you are looking to start your career as a successful affiliate marketer, then the first step is to get hold of some free courses in affiliate marketing and affiliate programs.

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Sunday, January 29, 2006

Affiliate marketing Tips - What is Affiliate Scrawl

Although Affiliate marketing has been around for sometime, only a few know how to make some serious money online with them.

This blog was basically started as a source to voice out personal frustrations as a marketing affiliater, and to also spread the word and on pros and cons on online affiliate marketing

Although affiliate scrawl delves into other aspects as well, its primary idea was affiliate marketing

But how long would I be able to sustain this subject, remains to be seen.

In fact, Affiliate Marketing is a great work from home business, for anyone with a computer and a desire to run their own affiliate business.

Most of us know that affiliate programs are making people rich ! However, as per market statistics only 5% to 10% of affiliates really make money-online. Over 80% of all affiliates never get a check over $100, and of the remaining 20%, many of those only get the occasional check. Less than 5% get monthly checks of any real size from most affiliate programs.

So what is the solution ?

Either decide to go through the grind, which will take quite some time to set up your home business or, hire someone else to do it for you. Now, if you chose the first option, I can't say your choice is bad, as no books nor any marketing courses can come anywhere close to pure practical experience. (James Martell and Rosalind Gardner) are two such examples of self-taught successful affiliate marketers.

But the problem is time. By the time you start to make money online, a couple of months would have gone by. Moreover, you must also not get caught up in the trap of learning and not earning. It is VERY essential that you start to make some money online as early as possible, so as to fund your initial affiliate campaign and other minor expenses. Bottom line is that you can gather as much practical experience as you want, BUT also with a parallel income.

Your next step would be to sign up as an affiliate with good programs and start promoting their products in your free web page.

They show you how to plug into hundreds of products that will pay you commissions of up to 50% or more. Besides, you don't even need your own web site as they supply three professionally designed, response driven, web sites loaded with top selling information products with very generous commissions.

All you got to do is to join the affiliate programs mentioned there, then change the affiliate codes to your own, and properly market your site. Not that it will make you a killing, but you will get the general idea of how it should be done.

This also provides you with considerable room for trial and error. Another advantage is that you can set your own time frame. Most guys who have made it have invested heavily in their initial stages, only to realize later, that it was more of a waste.

Nonetheless, it is essential you set a shoestring budget, set a time-frame (say 3 months, if not 6 months maximum). If you don't see any form of income trickling in by then, it is better to let it take a back seat and give more impetus to your primary job. This does not mean to forget it completely, as there are holidays, nights and other free time. Because, the phases vary, the 1st phase (first 6 months) could be slow; the next could be slightly better etc.

Alternately, try your hand at surveys, data entry, transcription, surf traffic exchanges, write freelance articles (to name a few) that can meet your daily expenses. People generally tend to forget the value of time (calculate the average hourly wages you may get if you were employed, and multiply this sum by the time-frame you tend to dedicate to your new business - you will be surprised to note that it could be a tidy sum). Although you can consider this as your investment, it is extremely important that you set a fixed time frame - I am quoting this from personal experience.

Alternately, you can always check at the ClickBank Mall, if you need more selections of any product/ service. You can obtain or set up a ClickBank Mall. With this you can have your own Clickbank Search Engine Marketplace that's encoded with your ClickBank ID For FREE.

It could be a while before it sort of hits you. This is so because, like all other form of businesses, you have to get the 'IDEA' of how it works. It could be just a spark, and it could happen in a single day or even an hour then things will start falling in place. You'll never make it if you think that if it could for John Doe, it could work for me. No matter, how many books and courses you study.

To re-phrase this in detail - it is like trying to memorize algebra, physics formulas or organic chemistry. This will not get you anywhere. To achieve success in these areas, you must understand the concept and connections

Once you slowly get the hang of things, slowly register your own domain, set up a website, do your marketing research, identify niche and affiliate marketing opportunities.

This is relatively an easy way to make a parallel income during the early stages of your career in affiliate-marketing.

For more info on affiliate marketing, and affiliate marketing course and resources, visit Marketing Affiliater - Make Money With Affiliate Marketing

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