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6 Things To Increase Your Affiliate
by: Nell Taliercio
So you've signed up for affiliate programs, posted links
around the net but you're still only making pocket change?
Wonder what others are doing that you aren't? Below you
will find 6 things that every affiliate marketer needs
to increase their income.
#1 - Your own Website:
Build a website to promote the product. Make sure it has
its own paid for domain name (yourproduct.com), not a
free site like (yourproduct.othersitename.com). If you
don't know how to build a website there are lots of places
that offer simple site builders or you could choose to
have someone build a site for you.
#2 - Write reviews:
You need to know your product and preferable use it yourself
so that you can write honest reviews about it. What better
way to promote a product and get people to believe it's
great than to say you use it too? Post these reviews on
your website, in your newsletters, articles and any other
site you visit that gives you an opportunity to do so.
#3 - Use a Blog:
I recommend that you get a Blog and link back and forth
to your website. This will allow you to create discussions
on the blog about the product you are selling and list
any updates to your regular website. Active Blogs are
indexed quicker by many search engines than are new sites,
and after the blog is indexed, the pages you have linked
to the blog will also get indexed.
#4 - Write Articles:
One of the best ways to become an expert on your product
is to write articles on the Internet and include a link
to your website in the resource box. There is a plethora
of places to submit articles and the more you write, the
more people will trust what you are saying. You get more
exposure, more people coming to your website; more click
thorough of your affiliate link to purchase the product
thus making you more money.
#5 - Put your links in your signature lines:
Never allow a sale to pass you by! If you are a member
of even one forum, you need to have your affiliate link
in your signature line. It's free advertisement and you
never know who will see it and click through to check
out your product.
#6 - Use Links instead of banners or buttons:
Due to the overwhelming amount of pop-ups and flashy text
that we get each time we visit a website, people have
learned to block out these as well as banners and buttons.
It's much more professional looking and effective to have
a text link with a few lines about the product.
If you are serious about increasing your affiliate income
I suggest you at least do some further research on the
things I have listed. If you choose to use these suggestions
and take the time to do them correctly, I believe you
will see an increase in your income. If you would like
more information on Affiliate Marketing or want to read
other articles I have written, please visit www.mommysplacenet
Please feel free to contact me anytime if you have any
questions or feedback.
About the Author
Nell Taliercio is the publisher of a weekly telecommuting
newsletter that helps moms and dads work at home. Read
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