Jan 19, 2012

All The Affiliate and Network Marketing Gurus Have Done This And Continue To Do So

All the successful affiliate marketers, network marketers and gurus, have done this and continue to do so on a daily basis. From very early they understood the importance of a list. Having a list is like having assets. It’s the foundation that is needed for you to take your business to the next level. How often have you heard Build Your List, Build Your List. Well if you have not yet gotten the message let me say it out loud again, Build Your List. There is no way around it. The money is in the list and its' absolutely true.

The affiliates and internet marketers making the huge bucks, hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars in the industry have very huge lists at their disposal. Those that don't have a huge list in most cases have to joint venture with those who do, to make a decent income. Many internet gurus have hundreds of thousands on their list and they can make thousands at the click of a mouse. And even those who have huge lists continue to build their list on a daily basis. You see they know the tremendous value of having a list.

Always remember, it might take a few visits to your site or blog before persons decide to buy your products or other products you are promoting. Hence you should always have a way of contacting visitors even after they click away from your site. That's why you need to start building a list.

To start building your list you need to have something of value to give away to your visitors such as a free ebook, audio, some tips, a video, newsletters etc. Visitors will be more inclined to give you their contact info if they are getting something of value in return. Having a list is not all. When you have a list you have to start building a relationship with that list. Your aim is to build a strong relationship with your list so that you can sell to that list over and over again. Having a huge list and not having a relationship with that list is like not having a list at all. If you did all the hard work in building your list in the first place you might as well spend as much time treating your list well and providing them with valuable information.

Most persons who are successful in this industry realized the importance of a list very early and it took years of hard work growing that list. Now they are the gurus and they have the huge lists and everyone wants to joint venture with them and everything is easier. Start building now.

Apr 7, 2011

The Royal Wedding is a wonderful opportunity for Affiliates

Affiliates it’s time to get onboard. Ever since news broke of the
engagement of Prince Williams and Kate Middleton, books have been flying off
the shelves. A few books have been written on the royal couple since then and
you can sign up as an Amazon associate and promote these books for a
commission. As an amazon associate you can also promote kindle products, dolls,
and other royal collectibles and there are now plenty to choose from on amazon. 
The good thing is that you don't have to worry about things such as shipping or
collecting payments as these are all taken care of by the companies you are
promoting for. Hence as an amazon associate, amazon would do the shipping not
you. Amazon would process the payments, not you. All you have to worry about is
getting enough persons to buy these products via your link so you can
get paid. More traffic could mean more money. No traffic means no money and the
same applies to any business on the internet trying to cash in on this huge
event, which now brings me to the point of having a good domain name. 
Having a good domain name is like having prime real estate. A good domain name 
should be short, easy to remember and should contain the terms or words that people 
would type in the search engines when they are looking for something you have to offer.

For example I now own the domain name www.princesskateweddingpics.com.  This
domain name contains the terms that people will type in if they want to view Princess Kate
wedding pics after the event. If you wanted to see some of the royal wedding pics you 
would probably type in princess kate wedding pics RIGHT? So it's to your advantage to
have your domain name contain these terms as you could also benefit from some targeted 
natural traffic. 
Affiliates be sure to look at opprtunities to cash in on this wonderful event. For pictures
of the royal wedding and information on the wedding be sure to visit
www.princesskateweddingpics.com. You can also purchase books and collectibles on the 
royal couple there.

Nov 9, 2010

Why You Should Take Your Marketing Campaign To Facebook?

Facebook was founded in 2004 and is a social networking site facilitating efficient, reliable and fast communication between friends, family and coworkers. People can communicate with each other via the use of chat, wall posts, personal messages and status updates in a fairly safe and trusted environment.

Facebook has grown very rapidly over the years and now boasts over 500 million active users making it more attractive to advertisers, and for marketing campaigns. In fact Facebook is becoming or has already become one the hot new spots to generate traffic. Lots of companies including BIG FORTUNE FIVE COMPANIES are now using Facebook in their marketing campaigns.

,,,,,,,, Everyone and every other company have a fan page these days.

Some Facebook Developments and Facts worth taking note of.

  • In Early 2010 Facebook became the most visited and trafficked website in the USA, overtaking Google in the process.
  • Facebook today is unarguably the most popular and powerful website in the world.
  • Google now recognises Facebook as its only huge threat and a very serious competitor.
  • Facebook now has over 500 million active users.
  • If Facebook was a country it would be the third largest country in the world.
  • There are over 200 million active users currently accessing Facebook through their mobile devices.
  • People are spending in excess of 700 billion minutes per month on Facebook.
  • There are now more than 500,000 active applications currently integrated on the Facebook Platform.
  • There are more than one million websites that have integrated with the Facebook Platform
  • The Average facebook user is connected to 80 community pages, groups and events.

Taking into consideration all the facts and recent developments listed above, it would make perfect sense that you take your marketing campaign to FACEBOOK. It’s the best place to get targeted leads and you can even start BUILDING YOUR LIST via the use of fan pages, groups and your friend list.
..................By now we all know the importance of a LIST.

There are fan pages and groups on almost any topic imaginable making it easier for you to find and promote to your target audience, people who are interested in what you have to offer. Facebook ads are fairly cheap and less saturated than Google ads and the leads generated have been proven to be more laser targeted.

Facebook if used correctly can be one of the easiest, cheapest and fastest ways to generate traffic to your products and your websites. Without TRAFFIC your business will not succeed hence it is very important that you get your products or website in front of the traffic, and that is on Facebook. Remember Facebook is now the biggest source of traffic on the internet and it’s FREE for the most part until you decide to start using Facebook ads. Be sure to make use of this wonderful opportunity now as Nothing lasts forever.


Oct 28, 2010

Affiliate Networks And Their Benefits

What is an Affiliate Network?

An Affiliate Network acts as a middle man or broker between affiliates and merchant affiliate programs facilitating business between the two groups. Put another way an Affiliate Network connects Affiliates to Companies or Merchants that want affiliates. 

A Merchant will join an affiliate network in order to advertise their products to affiliates.

An Affiliate will join a network to find products that they can promote for a commission.

Affiliate Networks are very beneficial to both merchants who have affiliate programs and affiliates who are looking for products to promote. As the Affiliate Marketing Industry continues to grow at rapid pace so does the popularity and importance of Affiliate Networks. Today there are hundreds of large and well established Affiliate Networks so be sure to do your proper research when deciding which one to join.

When Joining Affiliate Networks.....

Try to join larger Affiliate Networks that oversee commission payments and host thousands of merchant affiliate programs. Also take time to read the agreement carefully to be clear about issues such as payment frequency, minimum payout amount, payment currency, commission rates etc.

Benefits of using Affiliate Networks

Affiliate Networks make it easier for affiliates to find and participate in affiliate programs which are suitable to their niche market or area of interest. On the other hand Affiliate networks allow merchants who have affiliate programs to reach a larger audience by allowing them to promote their affiliate programs to all those affiliates in the network. Other benefits include the tracking technology, reporting tools and payment processing services that are usually provided by these affiliate networks.

In most cases Affiliates are able to join Affiliate networks for free; however there is usually a fee for merchants to join or participate in these networks. It is also common for Affiliate Networks to charge merchants a percentage of the commissions paid to affiliates.

A few of the more popular Affiliate Networks are:

Commission Junction,
Google Affiliate network
Affiliate Window

Good Luck on your Affiliate Marketing Journey.

Oct 21, 2010

Are You Suffering From Information Overload?

Are you new to affiliate marketing? If you are let me just take the time to address some of the issues you might be currently facing as you proceed on your journey to affiliate marketing success. Many of you are probably already suffering from something called INFORMATION OVERLOAD. This is where you are having a hard time understanding anything and you are unable to make clear decisions, because you are exposed to too much information. There is just too much information out there to process in so little time resulting in total confussion. 

Almost everyday there is a new magic formula, a new money making software, a new product launch, a new guru with the solution, a new opportunity, a new ebook teaching you how to make millions online and the list goes on and on. Some of the effects or results of information overload includes: reduction in efficiency, lack of focus, reduced attention span, confusion, demotivation. After a while you might find yourself running around in circles doing too much and achieving very little results. You are looking for answers and everybody is trying to convince you that they have the right answer or the secrets to your success. They will tell you they have TURN KEY systems that allows you to make money at the click of a button. AVOID THESE. Let me make things a bit easier for you and I will say it again and again  " THERE IS NO SECRET INGREDIENTS OR MAGIC FORMULA TO MAKING MONEY ONLINE" You simply have to put in the hard work before you achieve any level of success.

You need to know what you need to do to be successful and you need to create a simple plan to get there. Create your plan by setting clear concise goals and objectives that are manageable and achievable. Stay focused, work hard, build a solid foundation, continue to educate yourself and avoid so called get rich quick opportunities.

How You Can Avoid Information Overload
  • Just take a break and relax,
  • Create a simple achievable plan and stick to it,
  • Avoid the secret formula for now and just stick to the basics,
  • Avoid the get rich quick hype,
  • Learn how to market,
  • Find a mentor to guide you,
  • Don't try to learn too much too quickly,
  • Be patient and know that you won't achieve success overnight.

When you are able to reduce information overload then you are better able to focus on what you need to do to achieve success. And what do you need to do to achieve success online? Well in simple terms you definitely need to learn how to market, you need a plan, you need a profitable niche, you need good products, you need to build a list, you need to joint venture with persons who have a big list, you need to stay focused and avoid the hype, you need to position yourself as a leader, you need to provide value, you need to network, you need to be patient, you have to work hard and you must never quit. Once you find yourself doing a combination of the things listed above then you are well on your way.


Oct 18, 2010

FaceBook Fan Page An Exciting Way To Grow Your Affiliate Business.

If you are looking for new ways of interacting and sharing your messages with your fans, friends and customers, then creating and promoting a Facebook Fan Page is an excellent way to do so.With over 500 million users of Facebook your potential market is almost endless. You just have to know how to reach your target market.

Fan Pages are great for branding yourself or businesses and is a great way to keep the spotlight on you or your business.  With your own personal or business Fan Page the opportunity exist for you to interact with as many of your fans or customers as you want. There is no limit to the number of persons who can connect with you as there is no restriction on the number of persons who can become a Fan of your page. In fact with a fan page you are allowed to exceed Facebook’s personal account amount of 5,000 friend cap.This method of direct marketing can dramatically increase your customer base and you can send updates to an unlimited number of people at the push of a button. 

Every time someone becomes a fan of your page, leave a comments, click on your “like” link, or shares your post, it shows up in that fan’s news feed for all their friends to see. Therefore, this allows your brand to spread virally.

Other reasons for creating a facebook fan page include but are not limited to the fact that:
  • Fan pages are public. Unlike FaceBook Personal Pages, Fan pages get indexed by the search engines.
  • You can send updates to fans. One of the more powerful features is your ability to send updates to fans whenever you want. Its a nice way to send messages about new products, updated websites etc. It's like having your own email list.
  • You can create your own FaceBook URL after 25 followers.
  • Its free,easy to create and low maintenance.
  • There are a number of extra applications that can be added to your Fan Page to better fine tune your fans' experience.
  • Visitor statistics is provided for your personal benefit.
In order to fully maximize the use of your Fan Page and increase your fan base, put links to your page  everywhere that allows you to do so.  Put your like button on your websites, blogs etc. This will make it much easier for persons to find and like your fan page.

As your fan base grows you will realize that via your Fan Page you can drive significant traffic to your website, build meaningful relationships, share useful information, position yourself as a leader and increase your chances of affiliate marketing success.

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Oct 16, 2010

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Oct 13, 2010

Leveraging, The Key To Your Success

Leveraging can be described as the process of using the efforts of others and making use of other resources to grow your business. When you leverage your time and effort you can achieve more success in a shorter period of time. By using the power of leverage you are not only working hard but you are also working smarter. Any business or person that can implement the power of leverage stands a better chance of success.

As an affiliate whether you decide to promote your own product or someone else's product you can use the power of leverage to increase your chances of success. Let's say you have created your ebook and you are now ready to  promote it. Instead of trying to promote your ebook all by yourself, you can offer your product to an affiliate network such as Clickbank giving other affiliates the chance to promote your ebook for a commission. This would be very smart on your part as your ebook could reach a larger audience in a shorter period of time which could increase your sales dramatically. Pretty soon you could have thousands of affiliates promoting your ebook. They will earn a commission from each sale made via their efforts and you will be earning from their efforts as well. Your ebook could end up in the hands of a super affiliate who has a big list, huge followings and excellent marketing skills which would be a huge win for you if such a guru decides to promote your ebook.

If you are promoting other merchants products then another perfect example of leverage is article marketing. One reason why article marketing is so widely recommended is because of its leveraging capability. When you write an article and publish it on an article directory site such as ezine this is an excellent way of leveraging time and resources. By putting your article on ezine you are leveraging a highly ranked and popular site that is viewed by millions on a daily basis. This could bring instant traffic to your site giving you exposure that you could only dream of getting from your own site and guess what its FREE. When you have good articles on ezine, people have the right to republish them as long as your information such as your name website etc remains in tact giving you credit for the article. Pretty soon your article could be on hundreds of other sites with a link to your products and website. That is LEVERAGE. You are getting massive promotion not only from your effort but from the effort of the hundreds of persons who decided to republish your article.

Making use of article submission services is an excellent way to leverage. Article submission services facilitates the publishing of your articles to hundreds of article directories all at once. For those of us who write articles we all know how time consuming it can be to upload just one article to one article directory so just think about how much time and effort you could save by leveraging article submission services.

You can leverage the power of social networking sites such as Twitter, Myspace and Facebook. Facebook has over 500 million users and represents a huge market potential if you know how to market yourself and build your brand without spamming. You can consider connecting all your applications, websites, social media, rss feeds together. For example a lot of times you can connect your twitter account to your blog to your facebook account to your fan pages to your digg and the list goes on. You just have to know how to do this. By connecting all these applications you can sometimes make one post and it is updated on all your other applications and social sites, instead of going to each of these sites and updating each individually.

When you learn the art of leveraging then sometimes all you need to do is make a start and through the power of leverage this can continue growing even if you decide to stop working on that project. Affiliates you should always be looking at ways to work smarter and you should always be looking at ways to do things quicker. Start leveraging.

Oct 9, 2010

Ebooks An Excellent Income Earning Opportunity

An ebook may be described as an electronically or digitally produced book often written and made available to the public via the internet. More publishers are going the ebook route nowadays as it is certainly more cost effective, more environmentaly friendly (paperless), reaches a larger audience in a much quicker time frame and is less restrictive in terms of getting your information published. Readers today are seeking the convenience of being able to access information whenever and wherever. Instead of having to order a physical or hard copy book and wait weeks for it to be delivered, many people now prefer to just download it so they can access the information right away. Traditional ebooks will always have a place but what ebooks offer is an alternative, and another dimension to book publishing and consumption.

Whether you want to create your own ebook or sell another persons ebook, the fact remains that ebooks presents an excellent opportunity for affiliates to make some good income online. As mentioned in a previous post the demand for ebooks will never die and people are always looking for information on a wide range of topics and almost all of this information is available via ebooks. Digital products are accessable to the buyer once payment is made and that’s why they are so popular and will continue to grow. With digital products there are no delivery or storage issues to worry about so all we have to do as affiliates is pick a few areas that we are interested in and passionate about and start promoting ebooks related to our area of interest. If you are going to promote digital products then clickbank is the place to start.

If you find your creative juices flowing and you believe that you have some experience or knowledge in a particular area that a lot of people would be interested in, then this could be the perfect opportunity for you to create your very own ebook. It is really not very difficult to create an ebook as long as you have valuable information that can be incorporated or packaged into a book and made available to the public.
The good thing about having your own ebook is that you can get people to help you promote or sell your ebook for a commission by making it available through an affiliate network such as Clickbank. Creating your own ebook is also an excellent way to brand yourself and establish yourself in the industry. So guys go ahead and create your own ebook, share your knowledge and provide solutions for the masses.Of course you have to find creative and effective ways of promoting and marketing your ebook as this is critical to your success.

Oct 6, 2010

Brand Your Affiliate Business!!

As an affiliate you need to create your own personal brand to increase your chances of success in the industry. You need to remember that many affiliates will be selling the same products you are selling so you have to ask yourself these questions, Why would someone chose to buy from ME instead of from some other person? What advantages do I have over the thousands of other affiliates promoting the same products? What value can I provide?  People will buy from and follow persons that have a better brand, someone who has more to offer than just the product they are promoting, someone who is a leader, someone who is positive.

Personal branding or self-branding is an art. It is the process by which you differentiate yourself and your career in your respective market place. It is how you market yourself to the world creating an impression of what other people think of you. In branding yourself you need to be distinctive and memorable. Know that you have control over how others see you. You can influence their impression of you by your appearance, the way you dress, how you speak, your talents, your passion, how knowledgeable you are and by being an expert in your field and being a leader.

It is important that you view personal branding as a career advancing tool. By knowing your strenghts and values and being able to communicate these to others you will ensure that your place in the market place is secured.With the advancement in technology and the internet, the world has become smaller and doing business has become more competitive. Since you are competing with many others offering the same services, products, skills and experience it is very important that you are able to stand out from the crowd or stand out as a leader. A strong and solid personal brand will be your competitive edge and will help to elevate and put you ahead of your competitors.

A strong and consistent brand will make other like minded persons and the movers and shakers in the industry, notice you and what you have to offer. As more persons become attracted to you your network will grow and as your network continues to grow, so will your business.

By branding yourself as a leader and someone with authority you will be able to gain trust. As you gain trust from persons you network with and from your customers they will become loyal. Loyal customers will buy from you over and over again and will also bring you new customers. As you gain respect, credibility and admiration the demand for your products, services or expertise will increase and so will your success.

Once you have defined yourself and what you want to be known for, find ways to communicate your brand to others. Be honest about who you are and the image you have created and make sure you can deliver the goods.

Affiliates start building your own unique personal and exciting brand today.

Oct 4, 2010

Who Is Anik Singal?

Anik was voted one of  Business Week’s Top 25 Best Young Entrepreneurs in the US for 2008. He spent his childhood days living in India before his family migrated to the United States making it his new home.

Anik was a professional tennis player for a while until he decided to leave that behind and enrolled himself in medical school. However, he soon came to the realization that the medical profession wasn't for him and so he started studying business.

It was while Anik was a freshman in college that he dreamt of creating and running profitable online companies. He wanted to make it big in the Internet Marketing Industry and he wanted to create an online empire. Anik was a student at The University of Maryland in the year 2004 when he won $100 at a party and decided to use that money to start his online career.

One of the first companies founded by Anik was Affiliate Classroom which is an online or virtual training center for affiliates. Like many successful persons Anik made many mistakes along the way but like all the Gurus and Super Affiliates today he didn't give up. He had a passion, he had a dream and he was focussed. He learnt from his mistakes, kept on going and today he has a multi-million dollar empire making millions online each year. In fact today he is running a $10 million a year company. That's very good for someone who came into the industry with a START UP CAPITAL of $100 and with little or no internet marketing experience in 2004. (It takes little or no start up capital to get started in the Affiliate Marketing Industry) In just 6 years Anik have managed to create a business empire that most people can only dream of creating and again this is testimonial to the fact that you can make your dreams a reality through this billion dollar Affiliate Marketing Industry. You just have to think positive, put in the hard work, be patient, stay focussed and NEVER QUIT.

Anik is the FOUNDER and CEO of Lurn Inc, an e learning company with the mission of helping persons all aroung the world become more successful online. His company now employs over 70 persons across India and the United States. Anik believes strongly in giving back and continues to share useful information about what it takes to be a successful internet entrepeneur.His non profit organization For All Our Good continues to help people all around the world find prosperity.

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Oct 3, 2010

New And Struggling Affiliates Wanted Now!


Simple Ways To Increase Your Backlinks And Get Your Link Building Campaign Started

Link popularity can be described as a measure of the quality and quantity of sites that link to your website. In other words, the more popular a website that is linked to yours, the higher your website rankings will be on Google. The number of links pointing to your website also plays a significant role in your link popularity. If you have more links pointing back to your site, search engines will assume that your website is of some value and rank your site higher.
There are some very effective and natural ways of increasing your link popularity. However please note that it will take some time and effort before you start seeing results, so be very patient. A few ways in going about increasing your back links and your link popularity include but are not limited to the following:
  • Participating in forums.
  • Writing articles and submitting them to article directories.
  • Commenting and making contributions to other blogs.
  • Submitting your blog/site to blog and website directories.
  • Answering queries on Question and Answer sites such as Yahoo Answers and leaving your link there.
  • Making use of anchor texts (This is where you include certain keywords in your text that links back to your site.)
By doing a few or all the above you are leaving a link to your website/blog in the article directories, blog directories, site directories, question & answer sites and on other blogs where you participate. Also you will be leaving your link on all the websites and blogs that choose to republish your very informative articles.You will definitely be increasing your back links over time so continue to provide value and you will be rewarded.

Something else that you can do to increase your backlinks is to try getting other website owners in your niche to place a link to your website from theirs. In return they may ask you to do the same. This is called reciprocal linking. Do the same for your blog. In some cases your requests may be turned down and sometimes you may be charged a fee but you should not be deterred in your efforts to get linked to popular sites.

Once you have a good quality site providing a lot of value and a lot of information you will find people linking to your sites. Once you have good quality articles posted in article directories such as Ezine you will always have persons republishing your articles all over the internet and your links could go viral. Article marketing is probably one of the most effective and easiest ways to increase your backlinks so start writing good quality articles and eventually you will start seeing some results. Your links in your resource box attached to your articles will be there for years to come on all these sites, all over the internet.

Pretty soon you will have a combination of one way links (where a website links to you without you linking back to them) and reciprocal links (where a website links to you and you link back to them in return). Please note that quality wins over quantity in the link building game so always try to build good quality links instead of focussing on getting a ton of low quality back links. Having higher qualiy links is better for search engine optimization. Anothe point worth mentioning, Avoid this whole thing about buying links as Google dosen't like this and you could be penalized for this. So just take your time and don't try to rush things along.

Oct 2, 2010

Who Is Rosalind Gardner?

Rosalind Gardner  
Rosalind Gardner was working as an air traffic controller back in 2000 when she decided that she wanted to unlock the secrets of making money online. Rosalind was tired of the crazy long shifts and wanted more financial freedom and a better retirement income. She had a dream and she had a vision to make money working from home so while still working as a traffic controller she ventured into the unknown and she started a dating site.

After her first month with her dating site Rosalind earned $10.99, but that was enough to motivate her to keep moving forward. That BIG PAY DAY OF JUST $10.99 made her realize that making money on the internet was real.  Like a true champion she was motivated to do more and to do better. After a year in the industry she was making over five thousand dollars each month. It was at that time that she decided to quit her full time job of twenty years. She started to work from home full time.

By 2002 after two short years in the industry, Rosalind made $436,797 selling other persons products and services. She went from $10 dollars to $400,000 plus. This shows you the true potential of the billion dollar affiliate marketing industry once you are willing to put in the hard work and dedication that is needed to be successful. Rosalind then went on to write The Super Affiliate Handbook in 2003 to share her experiences in the industry.Today Rosalind Gardner earns over $500,000 each year.

Rosalind Gardner teaches by experience and uses her actual techniques, blog designs, websites and her marketing methods to show us how she did it and how we can achieve similiar results if we work hard. She spends a lot of her time speaking at conferences including Affiliate Summit, PPC Classroom, Casino Affiliate Convention, Adtech and much more. She have taught thousands of affiliates via her consultations, webinars and ebooks how to be successful in the industry.The Super Affilate Handbook which was written back in 2003 is still very relevant and popular today as it is regularly updated to reflect the changing industry, technology and techniques. In fact her ebook has received and continue to receive many endorsements and some good reviews in the industry. Rosalind has also been featured in countless magazines including Small Business Opportunities, Secrets To Success, Feedfront and Revenue magazine.

Rosalind Gardner displays the true example of attraction marketing as today she is well sought after for her knowledge and expertise in the affiliate marketing industry. She is a leader, she has gained the trust of thousands, she gave value, she helped others, she provided solutions, and people want to hear what she has to say and learn from her. Rosalind Gardner said and I quote "Those who succeed and make scads of money online don’t start with the statement “I want money”. They begin with the question “what can I do for others?”… because ultimately, success is a measure of the value we bring to others to help them succeed."

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Oct 1, 2010

Attraction Marketing And Your Affiliate Business

Attraction marketing can be described as the process of selling yourself and positioning yourself as a leader attracting more persons to you in the process. This is a marketing technique that has grown in popularity over the years and is now very frequently used by affiliate marketers and network marketers alike. Mastering the art of attraction marketing takes time but when you do it could be priceless to you and your affiliate business. You have to learn how to position yourself as a leader or expert in your field if you want to acheive the level of success you truly deserve.

So the question is How Do You Position Yourself As a Leader?

Well you have to be willing to lead, give and teach.You need to focus on selling yourself and what you can offer instead of focussing on selling the products you are promoting. You have to build relationships and become active on social networking sites. Everyone is on Facebook, Twitter, Myspace and you need to be there meeting and chatting with new people every day.  You have to find out what your target market wants and provide those solutions. Share useful information with everyone you meet online and be very willing to answer all their questions. You have to have a strong internet presence.

And How Do You Build A Strong Internet Presence?

Make positive and valued contributions in forums, groups,blogs and question and answer sites. In fact you should use all the mediums available to build up your online presence such as videos, articles, joint ventures, blogging, etc.The bigger presence you have online the more attractive you will be in the eyes of others. ASK YOURSELF THIS, Who do you admire in your niche? Who do you want to do business with? The obvious ANSWER is The ones who are successful, The ones who have the internet presence, the traffic, the formula. The ones who have the popular sites, big fan pages, big facebook groups or best selling ebooks. The top bloggers. You want to associate with the Gurus and the Gurus all have a few things in common, they have a huge internet presence and they have MASTERED the art of Attraction Marketing.  They are on all the social networking sites with huge followings, and they continue to attract persons to them. Everyone wants to do a joint venture with them.

THINK ABOUT THIS if we are all promoting the same products there must be something that determines why a prospect or lead will be willing to buy from someone else instead of you. The person who is perceived as having and giving the most VALUE will get that sale. 

When you have mastered the art of Attraction Marketing you will have loyal customers yearning and begging for your products and services. Now they want to do what you do and do what you tell them to do. You have gained their trust and you now have a loyal following. When you have mastered the art of Attraction Marketing you will stand out from the crowd. You NO LONGER have to pursue every prospect or lead but instead let some of them pursue you.Pretty soon you will have people running to you begging you for information instead of you chasing after them.
In summary the basic things you need to do to attract others to you are:
  • You need to give value. The more you give, the more you will receive.
  • You need to build relationships. Build stronger longer lasting relationships and you will be more trustworthy and people will follow you. 
  • You need to position yourself as a leader. People like leaders, People follow leaders.

Sep 29, 2010

Creating A Blog In 1 2 3 Steps

Blogs continue to grow in popularity due in part to their ability to achieve higher search engine rankings, their social and interactive nature which is a plus for relationship building and the ease at which they can be created and maintained. There are free as well as paid blog services but if you are just getting started in the blogging world you can start with a free blogging platform such as Blogger or Wordpress. Blogger is a free platform hosted by Google so before you can create your blog you need to have a gmail account.

Step 1
Go to Google and sign up for a gmail account.

Step 2
Once you have created your gmail account go to http://www.blogger.com/ and sign in with your gmail username and password.

Step 3
Select a name for your blog, a title, choose a template, write a good description and START BLOGGING.

Simple isn't it? Three Easy Steps and you are ready to go.

Now it's time to start making regular, valuable consistent posts. Happy Postings!

Sep 28, 2010

21 Killer Blogging Tips For You

We all know about the advantages of blogging and how well liked blogs are by search engines such as Google. Here are some tips to improve your success with this wonderful tool called blogging.

1. Blog, blog and keep blogging. If you haven't started as yet please do.
2. Blog about things that interest you and things you are passionate about.
3. Blog consistently. Write a few posts each week (4 or 5 if possible).
4. Avoid grammatical errors and incorrect spellings. Make sure you proof read your work.
5. Interact and create relationships with other bloggers.
6. Create good content as content is king.
7. Don't make your blog too complicated. Simplicity is better sometimes.
8. Register your blog in blog directories.
9. Leverage the power of social media and social bookmarking.
10. Engage your blog readers and followers. Ask them questions, start a discussion.
11. Get as much persons as possible to subscribe to your blog feed.
12. Avoid posting duplicate content.
13. Link to other related blogs.
14. Aways try to create value for your readers.
15.  Answer all questions and respond to all comments.
16. Position yourself as an expert in your niche.
17. Be very accessible to persons who want to contact you.
18. Don't overcrowd your blog with too many ads.
19. Have a picture of youself on your profile. People want to know you are a real person, they want to connect with you.
20. Instead of posting long posts all the time, break some of them down into smaller posts.
21. Write How To, Top 10 and Top 20 articles and post them to your blog.

Sep 27, 2010

Why You Should Create Your Own Facebook Group

Creating your own facebook group is an excellent way to build an online presence and position yourself as a leader in your industry. A great feature of facebook groups is that you have the ability to send messages directly to your members. In essence growing your facebook group is a wonderful list building technique and by now we all know the importance of building a huge LIST. Creating and promoting your facebook group allows you to connect with like minded individuals and is an excellent way of getting targeted traffic.

Think about it, if you create a group called NEW AFFILIATES then you are going to have new affiliates joining that group. Likewise if you create a group called LETS MAKE MONEY ONLINE then persons who are interested in making money online will join your group. Hence you are generating targeted leads and since you know what persons in your group are interested in you will automatically know what products they need. Your group members will therefore become your market. Facebook groups are indexed by search engines which is another positive of having your own group.

There are over 500 million users on facebook and this presents a huge potential to grow your facebook group. Setting up your own facebook group gives you the opportunity to brand your business and also brand yourself as a leader. You can also post your website links or your affiliate links which can result in more traffic and increased sales for you. Creating a facebook group is fairly easy and once you have a facebook account you are well on your way. You will need a good catchy name for your group, some nice graphics and then you can start inviting your friends to join. Affiliates get creative and go create your facebook group right now.

Please feel free to join our facebook group the Affiliates Lounge at http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/group.php?gid=122867401092396&ref=ts

Sep 26, 2010

Please Join Our Facebook Group (AFFILIATES LOUNGE)

Hi guys, please feel free to join our facebook group AFFILIATES LOUNGE at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=122867401092396 . Affiliate marketing proves itself as one of the most popular and easiest ways of making money online and has been responsible for creating many internet millionaires. This group was created so that aspiring and fellow affiliates can hang out, relax, learn and share useful information, ideas, opportunities and tips to help affiliates become more successful. To join our facebook group please click on the image below. See YOU there!

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Although the multi billion dollar Affiliate Marketing industry proves itself as an excellent way to make money online, the failure rate is still an astonishing 95%. Yes that's right, only 5% of affiliates are successful in the industry. This is too big of an industry for only 5% to make all the money. As such a Free Ebook "Deadly Mistakes That Will Send Your Affiliate Business Crashing" was created to help new and aspiring affiliates avoid the common mistakes that the majority continue to make each and every day.

The sad reality is that many affiliates don't know what they are doing incorrectly and if you don't know the mistakes you are making then you can do absolutely nothing to correct them. If you are aware of your mistakes then you can take the necessary steps to avoid them. You can learn from the mistakes made by others. Super Affiliates avoid these mistakes and that's why they are so successful. In fact there is nothing wrong with making mistakes as long as you learn from them. Never make the same mistakes twice.

Some of the most popular mistakes made by affiliates daily include getting drawn into get rich quick opportunities, not having a solid foundation, not building a list, jumping from program to program, not paying attention to stats, not treating their online business like a real business and not building a relationship with visitors to their sites. Wouldn't it be great if more persons getting into the affiliate marketing industry were made aware of the mistakes causing the majority of them to fail? What many affiliates fail to realize is that these mistakes if overlooked will surely lead to the failure of their affiliate business.

The Affiliate Marketing industry is a billion dollar industry that continues to grow at rapid pace and there is no reason why only 10% of affiliates should earn all the money. It's time for each and every affiliate to realize the huge profit potential that exists in the industry and to take full advantage. This Free Ebook "Deadly Mistakes That Will Send Your Affiliate Business Crashing" will help affiliates avoid these commonly made mistakes and increase their chances of becoming more successful.

Sep 24, 2010

An Excerpt From My FREE Ebook "Deadly Mistakes That Will Send Your Affiliate Business Crashing"

Hi Guys, here is a small excerpt from my FREE EBOOK "Deadly Mistakes That Will Send Your Affilate Business Crashing". To get your full copy please click GET FREE EBOOK or click on the Ebook image below.

Getting drawn into the hype of “get rich quick” schemes
As mentioned before it’s very easy and extremely common for new affiliates to get sucked into schemes or programs promising overnight success.The high failure rate in the industry is partly because of this and also as a result of the false expectations that many new affiliates have when they get started.Many fall victim to scams and end up losing a lot of money while the rest simply give up because they want the success and the riches without putting in the hard work that is required to be successful.Realize that it takes time, patience and hard work to become a successful affiliate.There is no such thing as getting rich overnight. Learn the basics, build a foundation, stay focussed and you will achieve your goals eventually.

Jumping from program to program
Don’t start promoting one product today, another product next week and another the following week. Also avoid promoting too many products at the same time.It’s best to start with a few products and do your best job of promoting them. Having a website promoting ten or fifteen different products can be very confusing to visitors and can be counterproductive since it will be harder for you to focus your energy.

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Sep 22, 2010

How To Decide Which Products to Promote As An Affiliate

Affiliates, you have to know which products to promote to increase your chances of success in the industry. Here are some things to consider when trying to decide the best products to promote.

You have to first decide on your target market, whether its going to be weight loss, affiliate marketing, nutrition before you can even start considering which products to promote.

After deciding on your target market, you then need to find out what products sell best and if there is a market for the product you want to promote. You have to do a bit of research here.

You need to take into consideration the commissions you will earn from promoting a particular product or products. Commission payments can be as high as 70%, however you still have to be careful when making your decision as the more expensive products might be harder to sell than the cheaper priced products. Hence you shouldn't base your decision on commission alone.
Do you thorough research to find out if there are any negatives out there about the product before deciding to promote it. You wouldn’t want to represent something or put all your effort and time into something that people might not buy due to all the bad reviews or negativity surrounding it.
Try to promote products that you are interested in or knowledgeable about. It is very hard to sell something that you know nothing about or have no passion about. If you don't know enough then educate yourself as much as possible before you start promoting that particular product.
You should strongly consider promoting digital information products as the demand for these will never die. People are always looking for information on a wide range of topics and almost all of this information is available via ebooks. Digital products are accessable to the buyer once payment is made and that’s why they are so popular and will continue to grow. With digital products there are no delivery or storage issues to worry about. If you are going to promote digital products then clickbank is the place to start.
These are just a few guildelines that you should follow when you are trying to find the right products to promote.

Sep 17, 2010

Social Networking and your affiliate business..A perfect combination?

 Social Networking sites are becoming a very important aspect of internet and affiliate marketing today as we see where more frequently these site are being used as marketing tools. In fact Social Networking and Affiliate Marketing is a perfect combination. Just look at all the affiliate marketing groups on facebook and you'll see how disadvantaged you are if you are not using social media to promote your business. Take a look at the popularity of Facebook, HI5, MySpace, Squiddo, YouTube and Twitter and you will realize the huge potential that exists for networking, growing your business, marketing your products and promoting your website or blog on these sites. Signing up to these sites are free and usually takes minimal effort .

Basically all you need to get started is a profile which consists of your photo and your biography. Your profile should be effective stating  a few things about yourself like your interests, hobbies, skills, talent, your business and what you can provide. After you create your profile you can start your own group, meet people with similar interests, target interest groups in your niche market and much more.

With millions of visitors to these social sites everyday this is an excellent way to share your expertise, promote your products or services and increase traffic to your website. However you should try to ensure that your profile is professional and is an accurate reflection or representation of what you do and what you stand for. Remember you are building your online reputation so be careful.

Sep 15, 2010

Why You Should Start Building Your List NOW!!

Hi Guys, I can't stress enough how important it is that you start building a list. How often have you heard that the LIST is the MONEY. Its absolutely TRUE. Most affiliates making the huge bucks, hundreds of thousands or millions in the industry are those that have a very huge list at their disposal.

Those that don't have a huge list in most cases have to joint venture with those who do to make a decent income. Many internet gurus have hundreds of thousands on their list and they can make thousands at the click of a button. And even those who have huge lists continue to build their list on a daily basis.

Remember that it might take a few visits to your site before persons decide to buy your product or a product you are promoting. Hence you should have a way of contacting visitors even after they click away from your site and that’s why you need to start building a list.

To start building your list you need to have something of value to give away to your visitors such as a free ebook, audio, some tips, a video, newsletters etc.Visitors will be more inclined to give you their contact info if they are getting something of value in return. When you have a list you can build a relationship with that list and sell to that list over and over again. Most persons who are successful in this industry realized the importance of a list very early and now have a huge list at their disposal. AFFILIATES START NOW.