Have you ever seen one of those “plans” or “programs” called something like “Affiliate Marketing Riches” or “Make Millions On Squidoo” and read their sales pages? (pitches)
They sure make it sound easy, don’t they? Did you ever buy one? Did you ever make any money after buying one of these? Some do but most don’t!
Usually, it’s because at first people are too new to do anything they are told. Or it’s because something is left out.
Millions of people wash up onto the shores of Internet Marketing each day and they are picked off by the scavenging hoards of advanced marketers! A few make it up the beach but most are eaten alive.
That pretty much describes my introduction to Internet Marketing.
I moved on, undisappointed, and eventually learned the “secrets” to affiliate marketing and guess what I discovered? There are no secrets! There is just the stuff you don’t know yet!
What you need is a real, workable plan.
With a workable plan, you will likely see some money pretty soon, and, even if you don’t, you can start all over, as many times as you need to, to get it right, and you WON”T HAVE to pay any more money.
How do I know? Because I did it! More than once. So here is the plan’s formula… Offer + Traffic = Sales!
One – Find a good product for you to sell as an affiliate. Make a list of the top three best sellers in each category – pick from that. Note, avoid the Internet Marketing categories at first. Most of your customers will know more about internet marketing than you do if you are just getting started.
Two – Get a FREE Squidoo site. They call them “lenses.” Free is a great price.
Three – Pick a FREE Domain Name. It comes with the FREE Squidoo lens. (website)
Note: When picking your domain name you want the name of your product to be right in the domain name! This is crucial. I made several sites that didn’t work before I learned this. What a waste of time!
Four – Now populate your site (lens) with all things about your keyword (which is in the URL. (domain name) Do your best. Simple works.
Usually, the best tool is the simplest tool. Witness the hammer.
Make sure to put your affiliate links in the copy. When people click on the links a certain amount of them will buy!
Five – Start driving traffic to your lens. No traffic equals no sales. Article marketing is free and works well for those who give it a good try. It takes some sticking with it for a while, like many things, but then it gets far easier, and more productive!
Affiliate marketing boils down to simple formula that any one can understand and that is this… Offer + Traffic = Sales!
The website is where you put your offer. This is where you put “content” to attract search engines and build traffic.
And traffic? Ah…the traffic. It’s the “key.” If you have a decent offer page, all you need is traffic.
But…not just ANY old traffic!
What YOU are looking for is traffic that is interested in what you are offering! This traffic is often called “targeted traffic.” Those are the ones you want. And you can get them!
Basically, I’m recommending a free website and a free domain name as a place to put your offer and free article marketing to get your traffic started. This is something you CAN do and it won’t break the bank.
Would you like to have a website that sells! Would you like to know how to get lots of good traffic to it?
Riley West has been showing people the way to easy affiliate marketing for some time now.
The simple formula is Web Page + Offer + Traffic = Sales.