Setting Up An Affiliate Marketing System

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Affiliate programs will enable a business to generate
a lot of traffic and therefore boost sales through
promotion by third party sales or sites. It’s also
a cost effective way to advertise your products and
services as you pay only for the efforts that
actually turn into sales.

Setting up your own affiliate system can be either
easy or overwhelming, all depending on how many
affiliates you want to recruit, as well as your
payment policy and the type of product that you are
offering.

As for your affiliate systems, there are two options
for your business – outsource the entire system or
run your own affiliate system through your own
web host. Each one boasts its own advantages as
well as disadvantages.

If you have a small amount of affiliates, then you
can run your own affiliate software. If you plan
to recruit a large number of affiliates, then you
will probably need to outsource. The reason for
this, is because you’ll find it easy to deal with
a large number of sign ups, track payments, monitor
clicks, etc.

Types of affiliates
There are numerous types of affiliates out there
to choose from. There’s the pay per sale, there
an individual is paid only if a sale is generated
from the affiliate’s link. It’s the least attractive
to people, unless the product is in high demand
and the most profitable for business.

Another type is the pay per lead, where you pay
only for traffic. With this type, the affiliate
is paid only if a visitor is generated from the
site of the affiliate. It’s attractive to affiliates
although costly to web site owners due to the
possibility of non sale visits.

Considerations
When setting up an affiliate, something to consider
is whether or not you’ll approve affiliates manually
or automatically. It’s normally recommended to
start affiliate programs with your established
customer sites then progress to new ones.

If you are dealing with pay per clicks, you may
have to control the affiliates as the quality of
visitors will be a huge factor when it comes to the
generation of sales. By manually reviewing, you’ll
also be able to judge the website or individual
affiliates to see if it’s in the best interest of
your company.

If you decide to use your own affiliate system, one
of your biggest challenges will be how to pay
affiliates a percentage of what you end up receiving
from customers. To do this, you can rely on software
such as Affiliate shop to help you track and manage
commissions.

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Cody Moya

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Optimizing for AdSense Performance.

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Adsense and Adwords are two terms that are often used interchangeable. Unfortunately, they are not the same and should be kept separate at all times. Adsense and Adwords are actually the two separate components that Google uses to place relevant ads on web sites across the internet.

Adwords is the component that people who wish to advertise their sites use in order to gain exposure across the web. Adwords is separate from Adsense, but as they are so closely related, it is understandable how somebody could misuse the two terms.

Adsense is the component that allows people to place ads on their site and get paid a small commission for each click. Adsense is one of the most profitable online advertisement publishing services available, and it has the added benefit of being fairly family friendly. As far as relevance of the ads on your site, Adsense is the best. There is no other service available that provides ads that are as relevant and interesting as those that Google provides. It is rare that you encounter an ad that is not closely related to the content of your web page and if you do encounter such an ad, it was triggered by a word of phrase within you’re the page that it appeared on.

If you optimize for AdSense, you’re sure to make more money than you thought you would. Residual income is one of the best ways to make money on the web right now, and this article will show you how to make the most of it on your website.

Before you read on, go over to adsense.google.com and take their guided tour. This tour will give you a full overview of what Google AdSense is and how it works, so check it out. Done that? Great! Let’s continue.

Positioning.

Where you put your AdSense link boxes and banner ads is vitally important – trying to make money by putting them at the bottom of the pages is useless. You need to go a step further and have AdSense links right in the heart of your template, or as close to it as you can get. The best way to determine if your ads are in a visible place is to make sure that they are “within the fold.” the “fold” is the top five hundred pixels of your page. The reason that this is such great real-estate, if you will, is because most browsers at most resolutions will display this portion of your site without your visitor having to scroll. If you really want to use sub-prime positions, then you should use more than one.

Linking.

The ad links you put on your site appear as if they were just another menu – this is fairly new, and it works very well. By adding Google links to your menus, you can get more click-throughs than you’d ever expect. You might not fully understand it until you try it, but once you’ve got the system in place, you’ll find that many people won’t even realize that the links they’re clicking don’t belong to you, and they’ll find them useful all the same

Leaderboards and Skyscrapers.

Google AdSense comes in all shapes and sizes. You can put it across the top of your website (a leaderboard) or down the side (a skyscraper), and there are plenty of other choices. These ads might become your bread and butter in the future, so it’s good to learn as much as you can about them now. The best place to put these ads will be relatively obvious – anywhere else just won’t look right.

Square and Rectangle Ads.

This size of advertisement is a great compliment to any website, as they offer ads small enough to slot in easily. If you have content then you won’t want AdSense to get in its way – these sizes can be better at making you some extra money than the bigger ones are.

Don’t forget that many of your visitors are used to seeing AdSense within a website, and will need a good reason to click on them. You can have up to three per page, so be creative.

Filtering AdSense.

The AdSense manager gives you the option of using a ‘competition , which allows you to remove your competitors’ ads from your site. However, doing this might end up hurting your AdSense efforts – after all, isn’t it better to take your competitors’ money than not to get any? Take the time each week to monitor the ads being displayed on your site.

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What You Need to Start an eZine Publication

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Starting your own eZine can be a lot easier than you think. This is because in the most basic necessity, all you really need to get started publishing your own paperless newsletter are wealth of content, auto responder with broadcast feature, and a website (which is optional).

Content. You can compile weeks of content ahead in advance and slowly dispense them to your subscribers. For example, you can compile 100 short tips in one day and dispense 10 tips once a week. In other words, you can compile 10 weeks worth of content in just one day!

Auto responder. Your auto responder is your asset. You need an auto responder to send your mails and eZine issues to your subscribers and store your data base of people subscribed to your newsletter. Some recommended auto responders include GetResponse.com and aWeber.com.

Website. You may be surprised that this is actually an optional component. In short, there are eZine publishers publishing their newsletters without a website! But of course, having your own website can offer you tremendous advantages, such as the ability to bring in more subscribers and having your newsletter indexed in the top Search Engines.

These are the things you need to get started on publishing your own eZine at its bare minimum. Do not underestimate the little you need, though, because several eZine publishers today succeed well with only an auto responder and contents, with or without a website. And you can, too!

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Membership Sites – Good Place to Place Your Articles

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Article directoriesare not the only place you can submit your article. There are places called private members sites. There are some sites that do not require you to belong, but most insist you be a member in order to submit.

Submitting to private members sites can help your articles become more valuable to you and your sales. The competition for attention to individual articles is not as fierce at a private members site as it is in popular article directories. This will make it more possible for your article to have greater views.

Individual membership sites will have seperate guidelines for posting articles. It is important to read the guidelines and follow to them exactly when submitting an article or you may find yourself banned from the site.

Some membership sites have a seperate area of their websites specifically for the articles. Others have forums in which they allow you to post directly to the boards. It is almost mandatory to belong to these forums if you wish to post. Always watch for a chance to get your article out there. Read the small print as often the information for submission is placed there.

Some membership sites offer the chance to have your article syndicated. You will need to add a small piece of HTML code to the site page where you want the article. This will further increase your exposure!

Sure Fire Wealth at www.surefirewealth.com is a place where non-members can post articles, as long as they aren’t really sales letters. If you have an informative article, you can not only submit it here, but also make it available for syndication.

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Online Social Marketing Tips to Keep your Blog at the Top of the Rankings

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There are many ways to keep your blog popular and at the top of the rankings. One of the simplest ways is to add new posts every day. This will keep people interested and clicking on your blog. One of the ways rankings are established is by the number of people who are clicking on your web site and your blog. Try to post at least twice a day. Include funny anecdotes, free advice, and links to web sites of interest so that people will want to return to your blog often.

Another way to keep your blog at the top of the rankings is to advertise in other forums. Ask your friends to post a link to your blog on their web sites or blogs, find retail web sites that are looking for blogs to add to their web pages, and try to get on as many databases as possible. When ranking web sites and blogs, the number of links that web spiders can catch will increase your ranking on the web. You can also join forums and advertise your blog, you can post your blog on chat room sites, or create a separate blog that promotes your first blog. You will have to be imaginative since there are many people who have blogs and are all trying to be number one in the rankings.

If you have a blog to promote your business, but are too busy to post new information each day, you should hire one or two writers to contribute to your blog. These writers will add fresh ideas and perspective to your blog. Many people write blogs both for themselves and for a living. There is no shortage of blog writers out there today. If you do want to consider hiring writers for your blogging needs, you may want to seek out a writing agent or an online writing job board. These two avenues are the perfect way to find qualified writers. You will likely find writers who will work cheaper on the online job boards. You can usually post an ad for blog writers for free and the writers will email you if they are interested. Many will include samples of their work, which is the ideal way to choose the best writers from the horrid hopefuls.

Hiring writers to help you with your blog can be great for many reasons. First, it can help you not feel as stressed out about updating your blog each day. In addition, you will still be reaping the rewards of an updated blog, without having to do the work yourself. If you are making money from your blog, you should be able to afford paying a writer to help you with your task. Choosing a writer that has a writing style similar to yours, or one that you just particularly like are a great ways to begin.

Once you have used these tips, you should see a difference in your ranking. You can buy your way to a higher ranking by using Google ad sense and other features that are offered by search engines. This will require you to link your blog to many different web sites, but the effort will pay off. Another way to increase your ranking is to hire a marketing firm or web writer who can write articles for your blog that are keyword rich. This means that when people type in certain keywords, your blog will appear near the top of the list. People who are knowledgeable about SEO keyword operations will be able to get your rankings up.

Internet rankings are only one way to increase your exposure on the Internet. Creating a newsletter, adding to your web site, and using other means of advertising are all good ways to create more traffic to your blog. The most important part of having a blog is being loyal to it and adding to it each day so that people will return. Word of mouth is still the bonafide best way to advertise a product or service. If you provide amusing blogs, your rankings will automatically go up. Being consistent and providing new material is the only way to maintain a healthy audience.

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How to Keep Up your Momentum and Avoid Burnout

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Writing one, two, three, four or more blog entries a day can be tiring sometimes. The way to keep up your momentum is to decide how many you can do in a day and stick to it.

If you choose a number of blog entries to do in a day try to be realistic. You may already work full-time or you are a freelance writer with an overload of work already. Blogging is fun, and very lucrative, but you need to keep a balance. You need time for everything in life that is important to you.

Once you decide on a number you can realistically do in a day you will want to stick to it as much as possible. However, do not get too down on yourself if you end up not posting as many entries one day. You can always make it up the next day or just reduce the number that you would do in a day.

In the process of deciding how many blog entries you should do in a day, you will want to consider a variety of other factors. For instance, you need to make room for schedule delays, or emergencies. For instance, you never know when someone you know when a family member will end up in the hospital. Likewise, you will not know when your computer will catch a virus (no matter how many spy ware or virus scanning programs you have it still can happen).

You also need to make sure you have time in your life for your friends, your family, and other household responsibilities, and most of all rest. Rest is very important, even for writers who spend quite a bit of time at the computer. Your fingers need rest, your eyes need rest, and your mind needs rest.

Sometimes a person gets writer’s block while finishing an assignment. This could cause another delay. In order to combat this problem it is best to start all projects as soon as possible before the deadline-and remember not to schedule too much work in a week. This is especially true for freelance writers who try to do it all and find out they really cannot.

Another way to be able to post entries as fast as you would like without even having to write them is to hire other writers to do them. If you make enough income and you believe in the blog project that you are completing, why not? Sometimes you can have articles done for as cheep as a few dollars each.

Articles for blogs really are not required to be that in depth, either. Therefore, you can keep up your momentum by writing one a day, and that would be for less than a half hour of your time. When you write your blog entries just let the words flow from your fingertips. Usually what comes naturally is what is meant to be on the paper.

After you have written your one-blog entry for the day minimum you will want to proofread it. It is very important that your blog entry be free of grammatical errors. Also, if you are not sure what to write about you can do some exercises to help you with writers block.

One would be to brainstorm some ideas on paper, and then to choose two or three of the best ideas to start. You can also take a long at the blogs which are most interesting to you and observe what elements those blogs contain. This will help spark ideas within you and help motivate you when you feel down.

Keeping up with your blog is important if you want it to make an impact on your community. You will want to keep up with it so that your readers know they can always depend on you for the latest information regarding your subject of choice. This is one of the most aspects of blogging and if you need help from other writers you are advised to ask.

One other very important part of making a blog is to make sure that you promote it properly. You will need to make time for this in your schedule as well.

In order to attract visitors to your site, you would place links to pages of your site to your blogs, and vice versa. This sets up an interactive community within the pages of your site, and attached to your site. It helps create a reason for your visitors to stick around for a while. That is how most of the money is made with blogs.

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Making Money from Selling Advertising Space

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If you would observe the company that delivers the daily paper to your doorstep for a business case study, you will come to learn that the newspaper publisher hires reporters, writers and other important staff to create the contents and deliver the papers to their readers.

In addition to the above mention, the publisher has to invest regularly in heavy duty machineries and tons of papers in printing tons of newspapers on a daily basis.

And in order to ensure that the newspapers are delivered on time, the publisher appoints agents at every part of the covered territory.

So, how does the newspaper company make money? It is obvious that selling a copy of the papers at less than a dollar would not even be able to even fund the operations.

The answer? Selling advertising spaces! You have definitely seen lots of advertisements in the newspaper. The publisher simply sells advertising space in the papers to advertisers who want to leverage their advertising efforts on the paper’s high readership.

On the same analogy, you can make money the exact way from your newsletter: simply by selling advertising space to prospective advertisers!

If your mailing list size exceeds 1,000 (5,000 is recommended) subscribers and beyond, you can start selling advertising space for say, $10.00 per sponsor ad.

In this manner, you turn every issue you send out to your subscribers into a profit-pulling device. And since there is virtually no end to the stream of advertisers as products, services and businesses are cropping every single day in every industry imaginable, so are your money making opportunities.

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Building Your List with Give Away Ventures

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With the awareness of the importance of list building, comes a recent Internet Marketing trend which was started just a couple of years ago for the mutual benefits of all Internet Marketers and mailing list owners.

This method is more recognized as a “starting a Give Away venture”.

In a real sense, a Give Away event is much like a big time version of ad swaps. In a nutshell, a group of mailing list owners partner together and pool in their individual gifts in one limited-time event.

Each participating partner contributes a gift to the event. The gift can be a free product, membership pass or a product he is already selling (if he is kind enough to offer into the event).

The participating partner prepares a Lead Capture Page where he gives the gift in exchange for the subscriber’s email address. In other words, in order for a visitor to download the digital gift, he must opt in and subscribe to your mailing list.

When the gifts are pooled together into one event (site), every partner will then endorse the Give Away event to their own mailing lists.

The result: lots of visitors to one event as a collective effort of several participating partners!

With so many visitors downloading gifts from one focused event, it is a true win-win situation. This is because the visitors get to download several free gifts for their own use and every partner gets to build their own mailing list!

You can easily get notified about a Give Away event in the making by communicating with other Internet Marketers often or participating in Internet Marketing discussion and Joint Venture boards.

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Interviews and How to Best Use Them

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Have you ever done an interview? If so, you have the makings of an article or maybe even several articles. Interviewing other experts in your chosen field is a wondeful way to get information that your readers will want to read.

Using an interview as your article is also a great way to get the reader to your site. When writing the article, don’t give into the temptation of using the whole interview. Instead, use bits and pieces of the interviewinterwoven with your own information. Then, at the end of the article, let the readers know they can read the whole interview at your website.

Give your interview content article credibility. Let readers know the expertise of the person interviewed and how the person can be contacted. Readers want to know what qualifies this person to speak about this topic. This information should be included in the article, reserving the resource box for you, the author of the article.

Record your interviews then have the interviewe transcribed. You will then have the interview in print, as well as in audio format. This can be done rather cheaply. One of the lowest priced transcribing services can be found at www.writingandtranscribingservices.com . They provide high-quality service.

Decide your questions before the interview, and really consider what your listeners or readers want to know from this person. Do not show up without a plan of action. Don’t settle for anyone to interview,seek out experts that will greatly interest your readers.

Make sure you provide the person you interview with a copy of the article. This person may have a list of contactsand their own website, where they will most likely announce the interview article. They can only benefit from letting their customers and readers know about any articles in which they appear. This in turn helps you by directing more traffic to your site, more people opting into your list, and ultimately, more buying customers.

Again, interviews make wonderful articles. Readers always want to hear what experts have to say about topics that catch their interest, and Marketing studies have shown that providing readers with these types of articles produces a lot of sales.

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What is Internet Blog Marketing?

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So you have been hearing all about these blogs that are all the rage lately in the internet world. However, you have yet to start one of your own, and pretty much figure that you are the last person on earth that does not have one. While you may think that this is true, you are going to be shocked that not everyone has a blog, and most of those that do, have them for internet blog marketing purposes. Internet blog marketing is all of the rage just as much as blogs are. When you talk about internet blog marketing, you are meaning that you use the internet to market things on your blog. That would be the most simplest way to put it.

Marketing things on the internet is not as easy as it was just a few years ago. Everyone is into marketing online because of the pay per click programs that everyone wants a part of. And that means that the competition is fierce. In order to market things online and become successful at it, you need to choose a market. You can not just use one single blog to market a number of things unless they are all relevant. If you tried, you would really get no where and fast.

So, choosing your market is even kind of hard to do. Some people will tell you to choose low competition markets to begin with, that have many searches. However, other people will tell you to choose something that you know and love, and that you are passionate about. Even something that you can be known as an expert about. When you do so, you gain trust in the internet world, and many people will know you for your market and your views on it. And that in return will make you successful. However, you must truly know what you are talking about, or you will be found out. It has even been known that some will choose a topic to become an expert on, and when they do, learn all that they can about it before they begin to promote it. Even if they never knew much about it to begin with.

Internet blog marketing is still easier for some than others. It is easier the sooner you get started with it. Because the internet changes every day and things are not all ways the same, the faster you learn the best marketing techniques and tools now, the easier it will be for you once they change and start to become more complicated.

Not only does the interent change frequently, so do the search engines. For example, Google changes about four times a year. You will find that when it does go through a change and update everything, your page ranks are different, and so are your search rankings. When you might have been in the number two spot on Google search for 3 months, after they go through a change you just might find yourself to be on page three.

Internet blog marketing is all about knowing and becoming familiar with the internet. The more you know about it the better off your blogs will be. However, if you are just starting out, don’t get discouraged, you can still learn everything that you need to in order to become successful at blog marketing.

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