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Unread 12-24-2010, 02:37 PM   #1
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Default 6 Main Points on becoming an Affiliate

Affiliate marketing is a low-cost way for merchants to build awareness and showcase their products and services. The model is simple; it works as a commission-based referral system. A partner or affiliate markets a merchant's products for a "piece of the pie."

Affiliate marketing experts often make an income that can tally over five figures per month, however only 1 to 5% of thousands of marketers achieve this level. When an affiliate reaches this elite level they are often referred to as a "super" affiliate.

How does one become a super affiliate? Can anyone do it? Super affiliates have common tactics that they embrace and put into place. Anyone can become a super affiliate, but it will not come without blood, sweat, and a hefty time commitment. The typical super affiliate possesses the following traits:

-Persistence
-Patience
-Thirst for Knowledge

These three traits combined with the following strategy gives you the formula for the makings of a "super" affiliate.

Find a Unique Niche
The mistake that many affiliate marketing hopefuls have in common is that they try to offer everything under the sun rather than focusing on a specific niche market. Do not scatter your efforts, focus on your niche, promote it, and sell it well.

Search Engine Marketing
Once you've built your affiliate storehouse you will need to promote it. Many affiliates use pay-per-click engines. I suggest that you learn how to achieve organic search results or hire a search engine marketing company. This will save you from spending all your profits on pay-per-click engines. Only use pay-per-click engines if you know what you are doing, otherwise all your profits may end in the hands of Google Adwords or Overture.

Know Your Product, Know Your Audience
Create a resource. By taking the time to learn about the products and/or services that you are offering you can create information that builds your credibility. That credibility builds trust. If your viewers do not have trust in you more than likely they will not purchase from your storehouse. This will help you in creating a web site that converts well, which in return will increase your cash flow.

Don't Put All Your Eggs in One Basket
Promote products from different merchants. This way if you have a problem with receiving payment from a merchant, or their products do not convert well the effects on your business will be minimal. Watch out for exclusivity agreements; remember this is your business. There is absolutely nothing wrong with promoting niche products from different merchants.

Seek Knowledge and Embrace Change
If you are familiar with Internet marketing at all you know that what worked three months ago may not work today. Stay on top of the trends. Seek knowledge, start by learning something new about affiliate marketing daily. For example remember those marketing tools called "banner" that use to drive sales at an astronomical rate a few years ago? Well those banners developed a term called "banner blindness." That means most online viewers will not click on banners even if they do pertain to what they are looking for. To be a "super" affiliate you must always spend time reading, learning, and embracing the changes in Internet marketing.

Don't Give Up
It's hard to do, and most of the time those dabbling in affiliate marketing give up way too soon. Monitor your statistics, watch to see what is working and what is not. Make changes when necessary. Do one thing daily to promote your storehouse and be patient. Before you know it you will start getting payments.

Remember that it will not happen overnight. Encompass and develop the persistence, patience, and knowledge. Then follow the tactics I've mentioned above and you are on your way to becoming a "super" affiliate.

This is a great easy way to start making money from home, and there is no cost in for you really. It will get your foot through the door of internet marketing.

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Thanks for the great point, I was looking for this kind of info...

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Hey Adamstaerck, Thanks for such an informative post. It would be of great help to those who are interested in doing Affiliate marketing.

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Thank you that is helpfull
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Affiliate marketing experts often make an income that can tally over five figures per month, however only 1 to 5% of thousands of marketers achieve this level.
A great point - You have pinpoint the real truth! There in so much misinformation that newbies may perceive that many internet marketers are enjoying unbridled success & thought that they can make a lot of money without much effort.

Efforts is required to success in affiliate marketing and any other online business. Learning is essential .

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