Saturday, November 14, 2009

3 Things All Affiliate Marketers Need To Survive Online

3 Things All Affiliate Marketers Need To Survive Online

Every affiliate marketer is always looking for the successful market that gives the biggest paycheck. Sometimes they think it is a magic formula that is readily available for them. Actually, it is more complicated than that. It is just good marketing practices that have been proven over years of hard work and dedication.
There are tactics that have worked before with online marketing and is continuing to work in the online affiliate marketing world of today. With these top three marketing tips, you will be able to able to increase your sales and survive in the affiliate marketing online.

What are these three tactics?

1. Using unique web pages to promote each separate product you are marketing. Do not lump all of it together just to save some money on web hosting. It is best to have a site focusing on each and every product and nothing more.

Always include product reviews on the website so visitors will have an initial understanding on what the product can do to those who buys them. Also include testimonials from users who have already tried the product. Be sure that these customers are more than willing to allow you to use their names and photos on the site of the specific product you are marketing.

You can also write articles highlighting the uses of the product and include them on the website as an additional page. Make the pages attractive compelling and include calls to act on the information. Each headline should attract the readers to try and read more, even contact you. Highlight your special points. This will help your readers to learn what the page is about and will want to find out more.

2. Offer free reports to your readers. If possible position them at the very top side of your page so it they simply cannot be missed. Try to create autoresponder messages that will be mailed to those who input their personal information into your sign up box. According to research, a sale is closed usually on the seventh contact with a prospect.

Only two things can possibly happen with the web page alone: closed sale or the prospect leaving the page and never return again. By placing useful information into their inboxes at certain specified period, you will remind them of the product they thought they want later and will find out that the sale is closed. Be sure that the content is directed toward specific reasons to buy the product. Do not make it sound like a sales pitch.

Focus on important points like how your product can make life and things easier and more enjoyable. Include compelling subject lines in the email. As much as possible, avoid using the word “free” because there are still older spam filters that dumps those kind of contents into the junk before even anyone reading them first. Convince those who signed up for your free reports that they will be missing something big if they do not avail of your products and services.

3. Get the kind of traffic that is targeted to your product. Just think, if the person who visited your website has no interest whatsoever in what you are offering, they will be among those who move on and never come back. Write articles for publication in e-zines and e-reports. This way you can locate publications that is focusing on your target customers and what you have put up might just grab their interest.

Try to write a minimum of 2 articles per week, with at least 300-600 words in length. By continuously writing and maintaining these articles you can generate as many as 100 targeted readers to your site in a day.
Always remember that only 1 out of 100 people are likely to buy your product or get your services. If you can generate as much as 1,000 targeted hits for your website in a day, that means you can made 10 sales based on the average statistic.

The tactics given above does not really sound very difficult to do, if you think about it. It just requires a little time and an action plan on your part.

Try to use these tips for several affiliate marketing programs. You can end maintaining a good source of income and surviving in this business that not all marketers can do.
Besides, think of the huge paychecks you will be receiving…


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

10 Mind Altering Words That Make People Buy

10 Mind Altering Words That Make People Buy
by: Carlo Cabrera

1. Use the word "fast" in your ad. People want fast results, fast delivery, fast ordering, etc. Nowadays, we usually value our time more than our money.

2. Use the word "guaranteed" in your ad. People want to be assured they are not risking their hard earned money buying your product.

3. Use the word "limited" in your ad. People want to own or receive things that are exclusive or rare because they are considered to be more valuable.

4. Use the word "easy/simple" in your ad. People want easy ordering, easy instructions, easy to use, easy payments, etc.

5. Use the word "testimonial" in your ad. People want to see believable proof before they buy your product. It should be reputable and specific proof.

6. Use the word "discount/sale " in your ad. People want to find bargains. They could be rebates, one time sales, percentage offers, get one free offers, etc.

7. Use the word "free" in your ad. People want free incentives before they do business with you. They could be free books, accessories, services, etc.

8. Use the word "you/your" in your ad. People want to know that you are talking them. This'll make them feel important and attract them to read the whole ad.

9. Use the word "important" in your ad. People do not want to miss important information that could effect their life. People will stop and take notice.

10. Use the word "new" in your ad. People want new products or services that will improve their life like new information, tastes, technology, results, etc.

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Friday, May 1, 2009

Follow Up: Send Earnings

This one is a middle of the road one.

There are surveys, but good luck qualifing for them. I get turned down way more then accepted. In fact, I think Ive only done one. After 3 turn downs, I just move on. You do have the option to keep trying, but they practically give you the survey before they turn you down.

This is not unique to Send Earnings. Mostly all survey sites out there are the same.

I am getting regular emails from them, which may earn me enough by the end of the year to cash out.

They do have earnings for sign ups, but they are not free sign ups no matter what they say. They are "free trials" that require credit cards, or sites that will spam you to death.

I will keep with this program, reading their emails, until I reach pay out.

This is one of those sites if you can recruit people to do the work for you, you can earn more. Im not that type and most people have already cornered the market on this any way.


Thursday, April 23, 2009

How To Make Money Online Without A Website

How To Make Money Online Without A Website
by: Melanie Mendelson

You don't need to have a website to make money on the Internet. Here is a proven strategy to make money online without a website:

Step 1: Find Affiliate Product

Find a product to promote where you make good commission on each sale. Generally, you will get the biggest commissions on digital products. Digital products are defined as something that is downloaded directly to a customer's computer after purchasing, like electronic books or software.

Since there is no extra cost per unit, no inventory and no shipping, the commissions are much greater than on regular "physical" goods. The most common commission on digital products is 50%. The best place to find such products is

Sign up as a reseller (also called affiliate) for a product that looks the most appealing to you. After you sign up, you will get a unique affiliate link where you need to send people to purchase the product.

Your affiliate link will have a special code that will tell the product owner that it's you who referred the customer. The affiliate link code will allow your commissions to be tracked correctly and assigned to you.

Step 2: Get Domain Name

Get a domain name to redirect to your affiliate link. A domain name is a .COM name (like You can get it for under $9 at will allow you to redirect your domain name to your affiliate link at no extra cost.

So when someone types in your .COM domain in their browser, it will go to your affiliate link. The visitor will see the website with the product you promote, and the commissions will be tracked correctly.

The reason why you need a domain name is that it's memorable and it makes you look more trustworthy. Affiliate links tend to be too long and arouse suspicion. For example, most people would rather click on the link as opposed to

A domain name will make your affiliate link look like it's your own website. So basically, you will have a product to promote and a website to send people to and get commissions - without really having your own website.

Step 3: Drive Traffic

In order to make sales, you need to get visitors to your domain name (which will forward them to the website of the product that you resell). You can pay for advertising and hope that your profit will be greater than advertising cost, or you can use free ways to generate traffic.

The most effective way to get free targeted visitors to your domain name is by writing and submitting articles. You can write short articles on the topic related to the product that you promote. At the end of the article, you include your author bio and your domain name link.

You will then submit your articles to various websites, and allow them to publish your articles as long as your link is included. Your articles will get published in many places on the Internet, and will be advertising your affiliate link at no cost to you whatsoever. People will read your articles, like what you have to say and click on your domain name link ready to buy.

Once you start getting regular sales from your articles, you can go back to step 1 and find another product to promote using this strategy. After a while, you will build up a nice source of Internet income - without even having a website.


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Follow Up: Bidvertiser

I have mangage to get a few dollars on here, but not enough to cash out with their $5 min. cash out.

They are static ads so they are not targeted to your site. This can be a double edged sword.

The ads may not be something relate to the content and therefore may not get clicks, but then again, it may be just what they are looking for.

There is no true way to win this clicking game in my opinion, they are either going to click it or they arent.

The good news is that they do not put adult ads on your site or other things I consider to be adult ads. Some ad site put dating sites into the family friendly section. Which isnt all too bad when it is a mild one like E Harmony and such. But some dating sites are obviously aimed at types of behavoirs that can get you banned from some place for just the link, not to mention the very suggestive banners.

I will stay with them, at least until the cash out point so I can test how long it takes to get paid.


Thursday, April 2, 2009

Follow Up: Traffic Swarm

I have mixed feelings about this one.

On one hand, the targeting is a nice touch. You at least have control over what kinds of links you are going to look at.

There is no control, however, to control what types of people see your ads. If someone selects to see all ads so they can get more credits, then they will see your link too.

You get charged so to speak on link views, not site views. So your link itself could be seen 200 times which is 200 credits, but someone might only click it 4 times. The statistics are probably better than that, but you get my point.

It just seems like a lot of work for less of a return.

The good news is, if you set it as your home page, then every time you open your browser you will get credits. This amount has a daily cap, but its a little less of an effort than surfing.


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Domain Parking - Is It Profitable?

I have seen people promoting this, several sites offering this, and wondered if this is truly profitable.

It must not be to off since Google is now offering the service.

Domain Parking is when you point your domain to a site that is simular to a search page that will give you cash if someone clicks on something.

It seems like a great thing for a domain you have bought that you do not use any more or one that you have yet to put into use.

I have read that you may not get index or will stop being indexed but have yet to read any good material on this matter.

There are tons of sites to choose from for this. Some charge and other are free. I dont know why you would pay for this service. If you are going to waste the money like that, you are better off trying to actually make the website you intended to do in the first place.

Also be sure to read the terms. Several sites out there are not taking new applicants, have long waiting periods, or require you to have a minimum amount of domains to join.


Friday, March 13, 2009

PTC - Can be good for advertising

You really arent going to make a lot with PTC, unless you are a good promoter and have a huge downline.

They are an untapped market for advertising.

There is no profit sharing when you trade your earnings in for advertising. So you get you full amount earned.

I started doing this with my earnings as it is more productive for me.

Some sites do have minimuns you have to earn to trade in, with some being higher than cash out. You will have to check your terms on each site to see what offer.


Thursday, March 12, 2009

Follow up: Matrix Mails

I did manage to get credit and get paid for $2 but then I stopped getting credit for surveys and after 3 no credits I stopped using this one.

It may be cookie settings or the places I took surveys could be denying me. They do have the right to not credit you for whatever reason they deem. Which is totally wrong in my opinion because if you have take the survey, then you have done your part.

I think I am getting turned down because I am not taking the "extra" offers. I did that one time and I have yet to stop getting spam from it.

In my opinion its just not worth it. But again, if you can refer people to do the work for you, then you probably will make money. Im not good at that part so I usually dont make much money at these things.


Monday, January 26, 2009

PTC - Only If You Are a Good Recruiter

So I have tried many Paid to Click programs. All for various reasons, and all with the same results. Some worse than others.

PTC programs are not going to make you rich on your own. They all rely on you recruiting others in your downline. Some even take this a step further with paid upgrade programs. They want you to pay them an upgrade fee to get better offers. This in turn is suppose to be the bread and butter of your downline. You make money off your downline when they upgrade too.

Most of this upgrade money can only be had if you upgrade yourself. So this does nothing for folks like me who dont have them money to upgrade even if they wanted too and are not good at recruiting.

Most of these places have very few PTC ads a day so are pretty much worthless in terms of big bucks. They are not to bad as a passive thing to do for 5 mins a day, but I wouldn't count on it to replace your day job or even supplement it. Maybe if you joined all the thousands of programs out there you could get enough dollar payments a month to equal a day job.

Purhaps this is a theory I should put to the test.


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Will Update Soon With Lots Of Information

Ive been busy signing up for things and testing things.

There is so much to test and I have a huge list of stuff I can't even get to right now.

I will update soon with all my new trials.


Monday, January 5, 2009

First Looks: Matrix Mails

MatrixMails - Get paid

Matrix Mails

  • Paid to read
  • Paid to sign up
  • Paid to click
  • Paid to write
  • Paid to paly games (Not yet active on the site)

The thing that got my attention the most here is the paid to write. They give you the topics they need written about and the key words they want you to use. Once you submit the article and they accept it, it is theirs for life so they are buying all rights, but the stuff they want you to write about isn't anything to hold onto anyway. You get $3 - $30 per article depending on how good it is. They seem to make it sound like that is based on using the keywords alot, being lengthy, and written properly. I am in the works of making something up to submit.

The other options are pretty standard. The games function is not active yet, but I would assume if its anything like any of the other sites, it only applies when you are using real money to play and not a free gaming system.

Their payout threshold is only $2.00.


First Looks: Traffic Co Op

Traffic Co Op

  • Traffic exchange site.
  • 1.1 ratio
  • 500 Free credits
  • Bonus credits often

They also do banner ads and hotlinks, which appear to be completely free. No credits needed. I haven't tested this out yet, but will.

I chose this site because it has a lot of bonuses going for it. They seem to be on the new side, but have enough people to make it worth while. I say they look new because they are offering so many freebies. Being new also means fresher eyes for whatever you are promoting.

Their timer is short, which is nice, because after a while you start to see the same ads and its nice to be able to move on quicker. I actually like looking at the ads, but you get tired of seeing a few faces that are all plastered on a lot of the ads.

I now have my 3 sites and will reporting the progress.


First Looks: Easy Hits 4 U

Popular 1:1 Traffic Exchange

Easy Hits 4 U

  • Traffic exchange site.
  • 1.1 ratio
  • $0.30 per 1000 sites you view
  • 5 active sites for free
  • They also do banner ads
I wanted to add 2 more sites to my free traffic experiment. Out of all the ones I have seen, this one seemed to have it together and a decent amount of people.

I wasn't planning on adding banners, but I won some free impressions on my first round of views so I could get my bonus.

You can search at a 2:1 or 1:1 rate. The 1:1 is just a longer wait in between views. Views are views as far as counting for bonuses so I have chosen to search at 2:1 rate.

All of these stats get better with a paid membership, Im good with free.


Proceed At Your Own Risk: Traffic Splash

I was looking for 2 more traffic exchanges to test out. I figure 3 is a good number and in my research, this one tended to be at the top of several lists.

****Do note that most of those lists are bias and to be taken with a grain of salt.

Traffic Splash seemed to be really high ranking (according to their website) so I decided to sign up.

First there is super high pressure to sign up for their upgraded pay program and they offer you it in a way that makes it seem like it will never be offered again. This is a huge pet peeve of mine and usually a #1 sign you are getting scammed somewhere.

Second, Most site require you to do so many views before you get your free ones. I had come to expect this, but you have to do it withing 2 hours and its a high number you have to look at.

Then there are lots more things on my pet peeve list. Too annoying and not worth my time.

There are too many other choices to be harassed.

I can't fully not recommend this one, because I haven't fully tried it, so it will be deemed: Proceed at your own risk.


Sunday, January 4, 2009

First Looks: Traffic Swarm

If you are making money from any program, you always make more when you have referrals. Hopefully you are only promoting the good stuff and not just anything to make a profit.

I got this link from a charity I support. They use it to help get traffic to their site. They are not a big national charity so they need all the help they can get.

I signed up quite easily and found out the free credits they offer don't come until you earn 50 clicks. It sounded like this was going down the tubes, but then I read the stats.

I made them my home page so I can get full use of this.

Daily Stats You Can Earn

Opening Your Browser

  • You earn one point just for opening your browser (simple enough!)
  • You get credit for the first 30 each day.
  • You also get a point for everyone you refer when they open their browser (and thats on the free account!)
Clicking on adds in your home page
  • Clicks on the sites on your home page earn 1 - 1000 points
  • They count the first 250 clicks for the day
  • You have to view the ad for 20 secs to get credit
  • You can not view the same ad over and over for credit (this is part of their cheat filtering system which is a good one I think)
This is all on the free system. You can upgrade for a fee and get free credits every month and more credits from referrals but Im only going the free route for now. If they turn out to really work I might think about upgrading.

This one really seems to have their act together and out of what Ive seen, I want to start here first.

To test the effectiveness, I have gone to Google's Analytic and put in my site. I put the code on this blog and will be able to track how many visitors I get and how long they stay.

This is also a free service and I recommend using something along that line to test effectiveness.

I don't know if I will make a full 250 clicks a day, but we will see how it goes.


First Looks: BidVertiser (A Google Alternative)

This is referred to as the Google alternative in places I have seen it discussed. From what I have heard, it doesn't have the backing that Google Ads have, but have lower payment thresholds.

They basically look just like Google ads. I am displaying them here on this blog and bet you didnt notice they aren't Google Ads.

They might not live up to standards for big blogs, but for small blogs that might never reach the $100 payment threshold for Google, this seems to be the ticket.

Im in the process of replacing my Google ads on all my sites and blogs. I have yet to ever have a click through on Google despite a huge number of views. I figure it couldn't hurt.

I will update when I get any clicks.

It was easy to sign up and no hurdles to jump through to join. I would think any blog or website could join. Click the banner above if you want to try this out with me.


Friday, January 2, 2009

Not Recommended - Get Paid To

Get Paid To

I am very disappointed in this one. I went there as a recommendation from another blogger who claimed this was making them lots of money. I see now that their money was coming from their referrals and not from actually making money from their use of the site.

I do not believe in pimping things to people because I only make money from the pimping and they usually don't make any. This is the secret to most people making money online or trying to. They tell people they are making a ton so you should sign up and make money too. The reality is, that most people who sign up don't make any money. I'm sure the referring party is banking but I don't believe in swindling people like that.

All things I recommend are things you can make money yourself, without having to refer someone!

First: This place was a pain to sign up for making you look at pages of adds and offers because they claim its a security measure. That's a lie. That's what those stupid word boxes no one can ever read are for.

Second: The 2 offers I did select, which were for free samples and a recipe site, lead me to get 75 spam emails within 2 days.

Third: You have to do an offer, come back and tell them that you did it, and wait for them to say they believe you or not, ie "approve you" for your points.

Fourth: All of their "Free" offers put you through the same 10 pages of offers and adds. Even just to get a free sample of makeup. And if you don't click on an offer and complete it, they wont give you the sample or credit.

I could go on and on about how much I don't recommend this site, but I think you get the point. Unless you are comfortable with and have time to get everyone under the sun to sign up for this place, I would say don't use it.

They may work as an affiliate ad that you don't directly push on people, but I personally believe that any ad you display on your site is an endorsement by you.


Not Recommended - Zoom Panel

Zoom Panel

This one is a big no. Maybe if you want to keep them around just for the heck of it, but from a stand point of using this on your list of things to do to earn real money or things, I will have to decline.

I have gotten probably an equivalent of 3 or so emails a week for surveys, but they all are only worth 5 points. You need 1000 points to even get a free movie or CD.

If you did the math:

5 points x 365 = 1825 points

So if you were to get an email every day, you would only have enough points to get something on the 1000 level. Most of the good stuff they advertise are on the 10000 point level.

Not really worth it in my opinion, even for a free cd or dvd or book.