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How To Market Affiliate Programs

How To Market Affiliate Programs Profitably

The good thing about being an affiliate marketer is you can choose to market only things you believe in.
The good thing about being an affiliate marketer is you can choose to market only things you believe in.

As we discussed yesterday, one can be in an affiliate relationship with a company in a matter of minutes just by filling out the required web form and distributing the affiliate link. Some folks don’t even have a web site or blog, choosing instead to just include their affiliate link in their email signatures or in their online persona’s signature which they use to access the blogs they participate in on a regular basis.

It works for some folks in terms of generating ongoing income but it does little to build a long term business. This approach does nothing to build a list or a relationship with the customer.

That is fine if that is all you want, but I don’t think it is. If it is all you want, I don’t think the rest of this article will do you any good.

Posting. Why Do You Do It?

…or anything else for that matter. Why do you include your affiliate link in your profile, or your email signature?

Aren’t you a nice fellow, helping out XYZ corporation just because you like the product?

What’s that you say?

You want to get paid?

Well, okay, then. You need to understand that you have to do a little more than slinging your affiliate link everywhere.

You need to create a piece of content that is well written and is crafted in such a way that Google has a reason to put you on the front page.

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Take A Beat and Do It Correctly

Right this second I want you to quit worrying about how you are going to produce a piece of content for every day. Take a beat and understand that you need to produce one(1) good piece of content that converts, not 30 pieces of crap. Make sense?

What I am saying here is understand that one of the goals of folks who tell you all you have to do is post every day and you will get rich are telling you something you want to hear.

Technically it is a true statement but I am telling you I have blogged 90 days straight and not had much to show for it. I tell you this because it is important that you understand if you, too, are going through this, it is not your fault. You are missing some big chunks …no, not big, but indeed cosmic chunks …of information.

I want you to commit right now to making it job one to create one piece of quality content.

This means I want you to quit sweating over making a post every day next week when you know that you are probably going to have to work overtime …or it is your nephew’s bar mitzvah …you have a monthly report due at work …or your niece’s sweet 16 party, whatever.

I want you to quit beating yourself to death feeling as if your dream is slowly slipping away because you cannot blog every day. Give yourself permission to feel good about your job because your job is what is financing your ultimate dream so your monthly report is part of building your dream, okay?

…and commit to creating a single piece of good content.

Yes, I know. This goes against everything you have been told lately. Well, that’s fine. I can take the heat and here is why I stand by my words.

  • You have been blogging every day for how long? Your results are what? Ask yourself what is driving you to stick to your guns if you are clearly firing blanks?
  • If you do as I say, and create a single, good quality piece of content and it starts making you money …it will make you money from now on. …24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year, you now have a piece of profitable content that will generate some amount of cashflow for as long as you keep the content online.
  • Rinse and repeat.

My point is …and I know I am repeating myself but I want to be very clear. Focus on creating ONE, single piece of profitable content and then you can create the second one much faster. As it becomes second nature to you, and the profits start rolling in, you can focus on creating new content and less time worrying about making a sale today.

Fruit Trees and Wealth

Yes, I know. You just widened your eyes and thought What?

I will explain. Folks in the modern world are so focused on paychecks they really don’t see that the earth is just pushing wealth and security out at them everyday and no, I am not about to go off into some Eco Gaia kind of mystic rant. It is very simple. An apple tree produces a certain amount of fruit every summer. Apples run about $4.99 for a 3 lbs. bag of Gala apples at my local Wal-Mart.

I had to look it up, but an acre of trees having 300 to 400 trees should be able to produce at least 16,000 lbs. of fruit. If things are perfect, the number should approach 20,000 lbs. Working with the average of 350 trees in an acre and with the lower number of 16,000 lbs. as well as saying 60% will be what you can actually sell this gives you (16,000 lbs. / 350 trees) x .6 x ($4.99/3lbs.) and you have an annual dollar value of a single tree at $45.62.

May not sound like much, but what if you had 1,000 trees? Are you with me?

Concentrate on making one, single post that is generating you cash flow, any amount …it does not matter how much… and you are on your way to replacing your job. Once you replace your job you can start improving the process.

Toolsets and Making Posts Profitable

This process of focusing on one profitable post at a time is applicable whether you are engaging in mobile marketing affiliate programs, a multi level marketing affiliate program or, if you prefer, billing yourself as a network marketing affiliate. Point is, you have to begin with the end in mind, produce a piece of content that will address the needs of your audience, and promote that content to rank.

Now that you understand this process, I want you to go here and watch a free training program on Posting On Purpose for Profit.

Best regards,

TimSingleton

 

 

 

 

 

Tim Singleton
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Marketing Affiliate Products

Marketing Affiliate Products As A Business

Tim and MJMarketing affiliate products is the simplest, most direct, most low cost entry path into becoming a business owner and taking advantage of the Internet as a global market. To be an affiliate marketer all you have to do as a place to start is to determine what kind of products you want to market and for what companies you wish to market.

The process can be as easy as simply clicking on the ‘affiliates’ link at the bottom of the page, supplying the required information and putting up a one page website explaining the product and why you think it is such a perfect solution to whatever problem or need it is trying to fill.

IF someone finds your page in all the billions of pages out there currently indexed by Google and they find your case for buying the product persuasive and click on your link and buy, congratulations. You are profitable.

…and very lucky.

Marketing Affiliate Products

In the section before, we talked about your need to determine what kind of products you want to market. Here are a few considerations.

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Services, Physical Products, or Digital Downloads

Services require you have a skillset or access to willing folks who possess that skillset. Physical products are really not so bad. 90% of them are available, most likely, on either Amazon or eBay and in many cases they will dropship with no shipping fees.

Digital downloads are the simplest product to deliver. You make the sale, they make the purchase. You get paid; they download the product. Sale complete.

Commission Rates Matter

Now, it may sound like I am stating the obvious, but you need to remember that you are in business to make a profit. You need to run your business keeping in mind that reaching profitability as quickly as possible is job #1. For this reason, I strongly recommend you not bother with products that pay you less than 40% to 50% and higher.

If it is a subscription product that pays you monthly, so much the better. A subscription base which you are adding to each month is the holy grail, in my opinion. Naturally, you can have a stable of products such as items off of clickbank and other sites that pay a one time commission, but recurring commissions in my opinion are the main goal for an affiliate marketer.

Higher commission rates mean a shorter path to profitability. Monthly commission rates mean a sustainable business that can stand bad months.

Market Affiliate Programs

That heading has a double meaning, actually. You can act as an affiliate in marketing programs for ‘stuff,’ whether it be as I say services, physical products or digital downloads that provide information and training. You can also act as an affiliate for affiliate programs, generally in order to sell subscriptions to ongoing marketing and training programs that provide a small business owner with proven sales and marketing plans, whether he own a vitamin store or a doughnut shop.

There are a few really good online marketing affiliate programs out there and quite a few copycats. Because the good programs are so profitable it seems everyone thinks they can run one. This particular business model is less than 5 years old, so make sure you pick a good one that has a reputation amongst its afiliates for treating them right. If you want a recommendation on that you will need to ask me directly.

If you want to join the ranks of profitable online marketing affiliates, I suggest you look at My Lead System Pro’s Mastery program. It directly addresses the question of how do you make your pages and offers seen.

My Lead System Pro will provide you professional training by folks who have proven track records in their various fields such as:

  • Facebook Marketing
  •  Twitter Marketing
  •  LinkedIn Marketing
  •  Meet-Up Groups
  •  Google+
  • Instagram Marketing
  • Paid and Free Marketing Strategies

…the list goes on and on.

If you have a channel you are wanting to exploit, chances are we have the training available to make you profitable.

I want you to click here and watch a short video on My Lead System Pro’s mastery program now.

Best Regards,

TimSingleton

 

 

 

 

Tim Singleton
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MLSP Review

Being in business for yourself gives you more opportunities to enjoy life.
Being in business for yourself gives you more opportunities to enjoy life.

Lots of folks entering into one or the other of the thousands of network marketing business opportunities often see the simplicity of the plan, jump in, retire for the evening, sleeping the sleep of those seeing a bright future. Like when going to bed on Christmas Eve as a child, the world is just a little bit brighter and shinier than usual.

This is a good thing; this is as it should be.

Getting up Saturday morning to work your plan, 99 times out of a hundred it centers around making a list of friends and family. For some few folks this is okay, being centers of influence arranging a meeting and speaking with credibility makes signing up folks just a tad easier and more enjoyable. The question is, are you this person?

Your recruiter told you what to do and you are hard after it.

What he may or may not have told you is the odds of success for any given person is less than 1%.

Let’s talk about what we can do about that.

Magic Bullets

I have been in several opportunities in the past, and they all said the same thing from the marketing plan side.

  • Keep a positive mental attitude!
  • You don’t lose unless you quit!
  • Don’t quit while losing!
  • You have to believe in order to achieve!
  • Six times down, seven times up!

Makes you wonder whether you are starting a business or embarking on cutting a trail through 2000 miles of virgin forest with only hand tools, does it not?

It would go much better with power tools like bulldozers and road graders, don’t you think?

Human Nature

The reason these companies present and market the way they do is basic human nature. The

When I got married, I realized I needed a plan that worked FOR ME.
When I got married, I realized I needed a plan that worked FOR ME.

majority of folks are going to work a while and fall by the wayside. 16% of those who sign up to become a distributor will remain on as customers with the company once they give up on the business side. This is a plan the company can work with.

The reason 16% stay with the company is because most companies give excellent value in the products they sell. Word of mouth is the best advertising and with the persons advertising paying for the right to advertise the products they use, it is a win win win scenario for the company.

…but you are not in the business of making a customer base for the company, are you? No, you are in the business of creating a customer base for yourself, to build a profitable business with which to support yourself, your family, and your hopes and dreams.

Right?

The Four Pillars of a Successful Networking Business

There are four pillars to any successful networker’s business. They are:

  1. Auto ship/subscription continuity income.
  2. Product revenue, things you can sell at one time costs. .
  3. High ticket revenue…at least $1,000 commission for the product.
  4. Business opportunity. Whatever business in which you are now involved goes here.

Auto ship subscriptions range from monthly orders of consumables to ongoing educational resources. Folks buying from you here are customers. They may or may not be distributors.

Many folks will drop a one time fee of $39.95, $297, $395 or whatever on training courses or tools that teach them specific skills. This is a major source of income for those folks talking about reaching high five figure incomes. They spend a great deal of time developing them. The good thing is, once they are developed they can be sold at 100% profit over and over. This is where you will get your product revenue.

You are probably asking yourself how in the world will you find the time and resources to make it to this point while you are kickstarting your business opportunity.

My Lead System Pro

Used to be that folks talked about spreading faery dust on their distributors by extolling their virtues, their energy, their determination to succeed and for these reasons, you should follow them in their business.

None of these things really translate into knowing what to tell you to do next in your business.

My Lead System Pro fills in the gaps of what you know.

Let’s look at the four pillars under My Lead System Pro helping you build your current business.

Four profit centers:

  1. Auto ship/subscription continuity income. Again, these are your customers buying products from you on a monthly basis.
  2. Product revenue, 100% Mastery, courses, trainings, etc.
    (MLSP bread and butter stuff) substituting for your own products.
    You don’t have these now, right? MLSP supplies you with them. You are in business.
  3. High ticket revenue…at least $1,000 commission for the product. MLSP has several that you can use to build You, Inc. MLSP teaches you how to build your brand.
  4. Business opportunity. (MLSP is a generic solution, helping everyone build whatever business they are in.)

Here is a free training video on MLSP. If you want help with building your business, you need to go here and watch how MLSP is the pain reliever for your pain. Any frustration you have had up to now is not your fault. No one has taught you how to succeed.

MLSP is teaching you how to make progress and profits, now.

Best Regards,

Tim
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Why Should I Buy Gold?

When I got married, I realized I needed a plan that worked FOR ME.
When I got married, I realized I needed a plan that worked FOR ME.

Inflation is up.
Incomes are down.
The government brags about the recovery while working folks scratch their heads.
Other countries are beginning to demand their gold be returned to them.
Pension plans are being eyed by the government to paper over their spending screw-ups.
Money is being confiscated at every whim; clearly the government is desperate.
Good news! A quarter can still buy a gallon of gas!

Why You Should Buy Gold

If you have been watching the news lately you know that those who are selling gold are painting a woeful picture indeed of the state of the dollar and its value.

Sadly, they are telling you the truth. The United States uses its position as the issuer or the world’s reserve currency to export its inflation to other countries and they are getting tired of it.

You might also want to look at their emphasis on buying gold as an ominous development. Personally I see the drop in price as a reason to get all I can. Neither the price of gold or silver is, in my opinion, an accurate reflection of its true value. I have heard some experts say we will see the day when 500 ounces of silver will buy a nice house. I do not doubt it myself.

International Game of Gold Chicken

The US is all twitchy over the BRIC countries trying to…and I think they have already conducted some transactions using something other than the dollar to settle their international transactions. The damage to the US’s economy if the dollar loses its reserve status is pretty much incalculable.

China is buying gold and they are not selling it.

Germany wanted its gold back, but some backroom nut squeezing made the Germans relent…for now. Some say they are afraid the US does not have the gold and does not want to know what that news would do to the economies of both nations.

Inflation Is An Illusion

Consider this in your own case. Odds are you may remember when gas was a lot cheapwer than today. I personally remember gas at 35 cents a gallon. That was back when we still used silver coinage at 90% silver, 10% copper.

In 1964 a quarter would buy a gallon of gas. Well, guess what? A 1964 quater will still buy a gallon of gas. Carrying that a step further, I can fill up my car on $3.25 in 1964 quaters.

Prices have not risen. The value of the money in your pocket has been degrade. Why? Because the government will always print money to pay bills the people will not stand for through direct taxation.

America is known for its generosity. It should be known for its stupidity because that generosity comes at the price of poverty imposed on the unborn.

Gold In Your Possession Is Secure

Remember what happened recently to the Greeks? I knew they had lost a significant percentage of their savings to the European banks but I could not remember how much it was.

They lost 60%.

Because the folks in Cyprus trusted the EU, and their government did as most do covering expenses on dificit spending, the money they kept in their banks was reduced by 60% overnight despite supposedly being insured.

60%.

You Should Buy Gold Because It Is Not Easily Consfiscated

Gold you hold in your hand, or in your closet or behind 4 strong doors, the last of which is a safe door, can only be confiscated if someone knows it is there. It cannot be drawn out of your house by some NGO shenanigans or some bureaucratic over reaching.

Besides, if they resort to confiscating gold and silver, we are then having a different conversation altogether, right?

Points On Why You Should Buy Gold

Here are some reasons to buy gold, right now:

  1. If you have an ounce of gold or silver, it cannot be inflated away. It is still there, laughing at paper money.
  2. Gold and silver in your possession cannot easily be seized.
  3. Everyone on the planet recognizes gold and silver for the value it holds.
  4. Gold and silver can be easily divided into smaller quantities to make convenient purchases.
  5. The stamina of their buying power can easily be demonstrated. An ounce of gold pretty much buys today what it bought during Roman times in terms of food and clothing.

KaratBars Are Convenient and Affordable

Most folks can afford an ounce of silver. Most folks have trouble choking down an ounce of gold. Those are the realities of the economy.

Karatbars allows you to purchase gold in convenient 1 gram amounts, making your ability to buy gold as convenient as buying silver.

You can also do your friends and neighbors a favor and introduce them to the idea of buying gold in gram quantities.

You need to stop what you are doing, right now, and go check out KaratBars as a place to buy your gold. It also has the potential for a serious home bases business.

Best Regards,

TimSingleton

 

 

 

 

 

Tim Singleton
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