Do you think you possess desire and motivation required to be a successful business entrepreneur? Are you concerned and pondering over big investing required to start a big business? I have got an answer for you. It’s time you used your skills and talent to get involved in affiliate marketing. It’s an online business that does not require you to rob the bank in order to invest and start earning money.
I am sure you are asking a question; such as, what is affiliate marketing business, and what do I need to do in order to get involved on this online success phenomenon. It is very easy to be involved as an affiliate marketer more that you could have imagined. It’s one of the very low cost start up online business. There is no need to invent or create a product for you to start the business. Put simply, affiliate marketing helps other business people to identify buyers for the products which are on the market.
How do you start this business? What you require is to register and own a website. The next step is to drive traffic to you website by directing people to the webpage of that company which products and services you will be promoting. When the visitors buy from this site or when they subscribe to the services, your affiliate account is credited with the commission from the company which is selling the products or services.
Normally most affiliate products start from a commission of 15% and above, but in most cases the commission is 50% and above. The point to note here is that you can easily start earning money with very low investment. Whether you are new to online business or you are involved in other type of business, affiliate marketing business deserves a strong consideration for your next venture. It does not matter whether you have an offline business, you can still earn extra income from affiliate marketing.
There are several tools, you can use in order to start promoting other peoples products from your website. They are; text adverts and banners which are linked directly to the company whose products you are promoting. The next step is to insert the provided links to your webpage so that they start attracting the attention of the visitors coming to your website. When they click on these links on your page, they are directed to the webpage from which they can buy a product. Every occasion a purchase is made, you get commission credited to your account. The more this happens the more money you earn and fatten your bank account.
Affiliate marketing has three ways you can earn money:
i) Pay-Per-Lead(PPL) – This is when you earn a flat fee commission every time your referral ends in sales lead, i.e. every time your referral subscribes to these type of programmes you get paid a flat fee.
ii) Pay-Per-Sale(PPS) – This is when you earn commission every time you send a visitor and buys a product.
iii) Pay=Per-Click(PPC) – You get paid by the merchant every time you send a visitor to his site
Internet marketing businesses can be very hard to get up and running, especially if you are starting from the ground up. The odds are not in your favor and you have to do a lot to overcome them.
When taking a step into this field, it is important to know that you are competing against millions of other entrepreneurs just like you. Everyone is trying to earn a living for themselves online and, since the competition is so fierce, it can be easy to become discouraged by the daunting challenges of Internet marketing.
The good news is, if you can get over the initial hump at the beginning of your Internet marketing experience, you have a very strong chance of succeeding. Here are a couple of tips to help you.
Having a clear plan is very important; you should set some time aside every day to focus on outlining your business goals. This helps you think about what you need to do and what direction you need to take in regards to your business decisions.
Assuming that success will be easy and that everything will work out just as expected is a bad idea. Most Internet marketing ventures have a low possibility of success; somewhere around 20%. You must be realistic with yourself; setting your expectations too high is a sure way to crash and burn.
Try to avoid Internet marketing forums. The people you find on these websites usually do not have much information for you; they are mostly unsuccessful and bitter people who have tried their hand at Internet marketing and failed. Now they spend their days complaining on message forums and discouraging other people from even attempting to break into the field.
This is exactly the kind of negativity you want to stay away from. If you have any specific reason to visit these sites, then log on, get what you need and leave.
This is a tough field. You have to dedicate yourself and spent a lot of time on it if you want to be successful. But whatever the odds are, there is always a good chance you will attain your goals.
When it comes to effectively marketing your product or service, your prospects have little concern for your occupation.
They don’t care if you’re a lawyer… real estate agent… website developer… auto mechanic… bookkeeper… doctor… caterer… whatever…
Heck, I’m certain no one cares I’m a direct-response copywriter and marketing strategist.
Whether you’re writing copy, coming up with lead-generating strategies or networking with other professionals, you share an occupation with every person who actively markets a business.
You’re a problem solver.
The truth is purchasing decisions are not based on occupations… or company names… or logo designs… or mission statements… or the number of abbreviations after your name. Look around, however, and you’ll see plenty of self-centered marketing messages focused on these items.
What wasted opportunities!
Prospects hunt for people who can solve their problems. The more your marketing message focuses on your prospects’ nagging needs, the more often you’ll receive responses. So showcase your expertise by offering information that details solutions.
There’s no easier way to separate yourself from your competition.
Let me explain…
Imagine you want to sell your home and a real estate agent comes to your front door. She hands you a business card with the usual information (i.e., company name, agent’s name, phone number, e-mail address and website) and tells you she’s sold many homes in your neighborhood. As she walks away, the agent encourages you to contact her when you’re ready to list your house.
Shortly after the first agent leaves, another one shows up. Instead of a business card, she gives you a handout titled, “5 Simple Strategies for Quickly Selling Your Home in a ‘Down’ Market.” In addition to the tips, the report includes specific examples and detailed testimonials of how homeowners in your neighborhood used the strategies to sell their properties. You also see several statements encouraging you to view the agent’s website for more free tips.
So often I am asked how did you succeed in this business call Network Marketing? Well I always say the same thing – “with a lot of hard work and continual education”. Many people get into Network Marketing thinking it is easy to do and money will just come flying out of the sky. Wow, that would be nice but it couldn’t be further from the truth. Approximately 97% of the people that start this business fail at it or quit within 90 days.
The first thing one needs to do is really determine if this is for them, and if they have the stomach to learn all that is needed. Another factor is having access to funds. Yes you can do a lot that really costs nothing at all except your time. But this business grows much faster when you have some money to drive it. So your mentor should show you how to implement a funded proposal in your business model.
There are really several forms of Network Marketing that combine to make up a Marketer; Internet Marketer, MLM, and Direct Sales. Once a commitment has been made it is critical to search out a mentor. The reason for this is really simple. The quickest way to success is follow those who have achieved what you want, and you will also achieve the same result. By having a mentor you can avoid much of the wasted time and money learning some of the most basic skills. You can do it yourself but just much easier with a mentor.
The second thing you will need is a proven system, this is the real secret to success that most people miss. This is where you really need to be careful however. Many people pitch their ebooks and formulas to success with great intentions, but often fall far short on delivering all that is needed. You will want a turnkey system that walks you through many different marketing strategies and how to implement them, step-by-step. You also want to have access to proven landing, squeeze and sales pages.
What really works well is having access to step-by-step videos that provide instructions on how to do all these specific tasks until you become proficient. Also belonging to a community with others where you can ask direct questions and get direct answers is a great help.
The last thing is to decide on all the products and services you are looking to promote. This will be very easy to identify as you work through the process because there is such a large need and a larger audience than you can imagine. Start with one but with time this will grow to many.
So if you want to be one of the top 3% of Network Marketers that succeed in a big way in this industry be a person not only of action but one of Massive Action.