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    • Successful Affiliate MarketingSuccessful Affiliate Marketing
    • Successful Affiliate Marketing LEGAL NOTICEThe Publisher has strived to be as accurate andcomplete as possible in the creation of this report,notwithstanding the fact that he does not warrant orrepresent at any time that the contents within areaccurate due to the rapidly changing nature of theInternet.The Publisher will not be responsible for any lossesor damages of any kind incurred by the readerwhether directly or indirectly arising from the useof the information found in this report.This report is not intended for use as a source oflegal, business, accounting or financial advice. Allreaders are advised to seek services of competentprofessionals in legal, business, accounting, andfinance field. No guarantees of income are made. Reader assumesresponsibility for use of information contained herein.The author reserves the right to make changes without notice. The Publisher assumes no responsibility orliability whatsoever on the behalf of the reader of this report.
    • Successful Affiliate Marketing Table of Contents1: Affiliate Marketing Introduced2:The 3 Things All Affiliate Marketers Need To Survive Online3: How To Become A Super Affiliate In Niche Markets4: So Many Affiliate Programs! Which One Do I Choose?5: Which Affiliate Networks To Look Out For WhenPromoting6: Easy Profits Using PPC In Your Affiliate MarketingBusiness7: Using Product Recommendations To Increase Your BottomLine8: Using Camtasia to Increase Your Affiliate Checks9: Top 3 Ways To Boost Your Affiliate CommissionsOvernight10: How To Avoid The 3 Most Common Affiliate Mistakes
    • Successful Affiliate Marketing Chapter 1 Affiliate Marketing IntroducedBeing in the affiliate marketing business is notthat hard now with the Internet at your disposable.It is much easier now compared to the days whenpeople have to make use of the telephones and othermediums of information just to get the latestupdates on the way their program is coming along.So with technology at hand, and assuming that theaffiliate is working from home, a day in his or herlife would sound something like this…Upon waking up and after having breakfast, thecomputer is turned on to check out new developmentsin the network. As far as the marketer is concernedthere might be new things to update and statisticsto keep track on.The site design has to be revised. The marketerknows that a well-designed site can increase signups from visitors. It can also help in theaffiliate’s conversion rates.That done, it is time to submit the affiliateprogram to directories that lists affiliateprograms. These directories are means to attractpeople in joining your affiliate program. A sure wayof promoting the affiliate program!Time to track down the sales you are getting fromyour affiliates fairly and accurately. There arephone orders and mails to track down. See if theyare new clients checking the products out. Notingdown the contact information that might be a viablesource in the future.There are lots of resources to sort out. Ads,banners, button ads and sample recommendations togive out because the marketer knows that this is one
    • Successful Affiliate Marketingway of ensuring more sales. Best to stay visible andaccessible too.The affiliate marketer remembered that there arequestions to answer from the visitors. This has tobe done quickly. Nothing can turn off a customerthan an unanswered email.To prove that the affiliate is working effectivelyand efficiently, inquiries would have to be paidmore attention on. Nobody wants to be ignored andcustomers are not always the most patient of allpeople. Quick answer that should appear professionalyet friendly too.In the process of doing all the necessities, themarketer is logged on to a chat room where he or sheinteracts with other affiliates and those under thatsame program. This is where they can discuss thingson how to best promote their products.There are things to be learned and it is acontinuous process. Sharing tips and advices is agood way of showing support. There may be others outthere wanting to join and may be enticed by thediscussion that is going on. There is no harm inassuming what opportunities ahead.The newsletters and E-zines were updated days ago,so it is time for the affiliate marketer to see ifthere are some new things happening in the market.This will be written about in the marketer’spublication to be distributed to the old and newcustomers.These same publications are also an important toolin keeping up to date with the newly introducedproducts. The marketer has put up a sale andpromotion that customers may want to know about.Besides, they have to keep up with the deadline ofthese sales written in the publications.It is that time to show some appreciation to thosewho have helped the marketer in the promotions andsale increase. Nothing like mentioning the persons,
    • Successful Affiliate Marketingtheir sites and the process they have done that madeeverything worked.Of course, this will be published in thenewsletters. Among the more important informationthat have been written already.The marketer still has time to write outrecommendations to those who want credible sourcesfor the products being promoted. There is also timeto post some comments on how to be a successfulaffiliate marketer on a site where there are lots ofwannabes.Two objectives done at the same time. The marketergets to promote the product as well as the programthey are in. Who knows, someone may be inclined tojoin.Time flies. Missed lunch but is quite contented withthe tasks done. Bed time….Ok, so this may not be all done in a day. But then,this gives you an idea of how an affiliate marketer,a dedicated one that is, spends the marketing day.Is that success looming in the distance or what?
    • Successful Affiliate Marketing Chapter 2The 3 Things All Affiliate Marketers Need To Survive OnlineNow every affiliate marketer is always looking forthe successful market that gives the biggestpaycheck. Sometimes they think it is a magic formulathat is readily available for them. Actually, it ismore complicated than that. It is just goodmarketing practices that have been proven over yearsof hard work and dedication.There are tactics that have worked before withonline marketing and is continuing to work in theonline affiliate marketing world of today. Withthese top three marketing tips, you will be able toable to increase your sales and survive in theaffiliate marketing online.What are these three tactics?1. Using unique web pages to promote each separate product you aremarketing.Do not lump all of it together just to save somemoney on web hosting. It is best to have a sitefocusing on each and every product and nothing more.Always include product reviews on the website sovisitors will have an initial understanding on whatthe product can do to those who buys them. Alsoinclude testimonials from users who have alreadytried the product. Be sure that these customers aremore than willing to allow you to use their namesand photos on the site of the specific product youare marketing.You can also write articles highlighting the uses ofthe product and include them on the website as anadditional page. Make the pages attractivecompelling and include calls to act on theinformation. Each headline should attract thereaders to try and read more, even contact you.Highlight your special points. This will help your
    • Successful Affiliate Marketingreaders to learn what the page is about and willwant to find out more.2. Offer free reports to your readers.If possible position them at the very top side ofyour page so it they simply cannot be missed. Try tocreate autoresponder messages that will be mailed tothose who input their personal information into yoursign up box. According to research, a sale is closedusually on the seventh contact with a prospect.Only two things can possibly happen with the webpage alone: closed sale or the prospect leaving thepage and never return again. By placing usefulinformation into their inboxes at certain specifiedperiod, you will remind them of the product theythought they want later and will find out that thesale is closed. Be sure that the content is directedtoward specific reasons to buy the product. Do notmake it sound like a sales pitch.Focus on important points like how your product canmake life and things easier and more enjoyable.Include compelling subject lines in the email. Asmuch as possible, avoid using the word “free”because there are still older spam filters thatdumps those kind of contents into the junk beforeeven anyone reading them first. Convince those whosigned up for your free reports that they will bemissing something big if they do not avail of yourproducts and services.3. Get the kind of traffic that is targeted to your product.Just think, if the person who visited your websitehas no interest whatsoever in what you are offering,they will be among those who move on and never comeback. Write articles for publication in e-zines ande-reports. This way you can locate publications thatis focusing on your target customers and what youhave put up might just grab their interest.
    • Successful Affiliate MarketingTry to write a minimum of 2 articles per week, withat least 300-600 words in length. By continuouslywriting and maintaining these articles you cangenerate as many as 100 targeted readers to yoursite in a day.Always remember that only 1 out of 100 people arelikely to buy your product or get your services. Ifyou can generate as much as 1,000 targeted hits foryour website in a day, that means you can made 10sales based on the average statistic.The tactics given above does not really sound verydifficult to do, if you think about it. It justrequires a little time and an action plan on yourpart.Try to use these tips for several affiliatemarketing programs. You can end maintaining a goodsource of income and surviving in this business thatnot all marketers can do.Besides, think of the huge paychecks you will bereceiving!
    • Successful Affiliate Marketing Chapter 3 How To Become A Super Affiliate In Niche MarketsOver the past years, web hosting has grown biggerthan it used to be. With more companies getting intothis business and finding the many benefits it cangive them, the demand for web hosting has never beenhigher. These seem to be the trend of today.38 million people have put up their very firstwebsites online this year 2005 alone. It isestimated that by 2008, the Internet sales industrywill top the dollar bank. And to think, majority ofthose sites will be offering different affiliateprograms for people to choose and participate into.This only means one thing. It is easier now to findthe right web host for your application. Thepossibility of quality web hosting companiesseparating themselves from the rest of the industryis anticipated. If this is done, the unprofessionaland incompetent ones will suffer.Support will be the number one consideration forpeople when choosing a web host. It will be obviousthat traditional advertising will become less andless effective. Most people would rather opt for theweb host based on things that they see and hear.Also based on the recommendations by those who havetried them and have proved to be a successful.This is a great opportunity for web hostingaffiliates and resellers alike. There would hundredsof web hosting and programs to choose from that thedifficulty in finding the right one for them is nota problem anymore.How does one become a successful affiliate in theniche markets using web hosting?If you think about it, everyone who needs a websiteneeds a web hosting company to host it for them. Asof now, there is really no leading hosting industry
    • Successful Affiliate Marketingso most people choose hosts based fromrecommendations. Usually, they get it from the onesthat have already availed of a web hosting services.With the many hosts offering affiliate programs,there is the tendency to find the one which youthink will work best for you. Think of the productyou will be promoting. Pattern them to the site andsee if they are catering to the same things as youare.When you have been with one host for quite some timeand seem not to be making much despite all youreffort, leave that one and look for another. Thereis no use in trying to stick to one when you wouldbe before off in another one. Things will only haveto get better from there because you already havebeen in worst situations.Try this out. If you are quite happy and satisfiedwith your web host, try to see if they are offeringan affiliate program you can participate on. Insteadof you paying them, why not make it the other wayaround; them paying you. The process can be as easyas putting a small “powered by” or “hosted by” linkat the bottom of your page and you are already in anaffiliate business.Why choose paying for your for your web hosting whenyou do not have to? Try to get paid by lettingpeople know you like your web host.Always remember that when choosing a web host,choose the one that is known for its fantasticcustomer support. There are also many hostingaffiliate programs. Residual affiliate program isalso being hosted. This is the program wherein youget paid a percentage every month for a client thatyou refer. This can allow you to have a steadysource of income. With perseverance, you can even bequite successful in this field.There are a lot of niche markets out there justwaiting for the right affiliate to penetrate to themand make that dollars dream come true. Knowing which
    • Successful Affiliate Marketingone to get into is being confident enough of yourpotentials and the good results you will be getting.Web hosting is just one affiliate market you couldtry out and make some good and continuous income.Just remember that to be successful on your endeavoralso means that time, effort and patience is needed.Nobody has invented the perfect affiliate marketyet. But some people do know how to make it big inthis kind of market. It is just knowing your kind ofmarket and making the earnings there.
    • Successful Affiliate Marketing Chapter 4 So Many Affiliate Programs! Which One Do I Choose?Ask questions first before you join an affiliateprogram. Do a little research about the choices ofprogram that you intend to join into. Get someanswers because they will be the deciding point ofwhat you will be achieving later on.Will it cost you anything to join? Most affiliateprograms being offered today are absolutely free ofcharge. So why settle for those that charge you somedollars before joining.When do they issue the commission checks? Everyprogram is different. Some issue their checks once amonth, every quarter, etc. Select the one that issuited to your payment time choice. Many affiliateprograms are setting a minimum earned commissionamount that an affiliate must meet or exceed inorder for their checks to be issued.What is the hit per sale ratio? This is the averagenumber of hits to a banner or text link it takes togenerate a sale based on all affiliate statistics.This factor is extremely important because this willtell you how much traffic you must generate beforeyou can earn a commission from the sale.How are referrals from an affiliate’s site trackedand for how long do they remain in the system? Youneed to be confident on the program enough to trackthose people you refer from your site. This is theonly way that you can credit for a sale. The periodof time that those people stay in the system is alsoimportant. This is because some visitors do not buyinitially but may want to return later to make thepurchase. Know if you will still get credit for thesale if it is done some months from a certain day.What are the kinds of affiliate stats available?Your choice of affiliate program should be capableof offering detailed stats. They should be available
    • Successful Affiliate Marketingonline anytime you decide to check them out.Constantly checking your individual stats isimportant to know how many impressions, hits andsales are already generated from your site.Impressions are the number of times the banner ortext link was viewed by a visitor of your site. Ahit is the one clicking on the banner or text links.Does the affiliate program also pay for the hits andimpressions besides the commissions on sales? It isimportant that impressions and hits are also paid,as this will add to the earnings you get from thesales commission. This is especially important ifthe program you are in offers low sales to be ableto hit ratio.Who is the online retailer? Find out whom you aredoing business with to know if it is really a solidcompany. Know the products they are selling and theaverage amount they are achieving. The more you knowabout the retailer offering you the affiliateprogram, the easier it will be for you to know ifthat program is really for you and your site.Is the affiliate a one tier or two tier program? Asingle tier program pays you only for the businessyou yourself have generated. A two tier program paysyou for the business, plus it also pays you acommission on the on the sales generated by anyaffiliate you sponsor in your program. Some two-tierprograms are even paying small fees on each newaffiliate you sponsor. More like a recruitment fee.Lastly, what is the amount of commission paid? 20% -80% (and some cases, 100%!) is the commission paidby most programs. .01% - .05% is the amount paid foreach hit. If you find a program that also pays forimpressions, the amount paid is not much at all. Asyou can see from the figures, you will nowunderstand why the average sales amount and hit tosale ratio is important.These are just some of the questions that neededanswering first before you enter into an affiliateprogram. You should be familiar with the many
    • Successful Affiliate Marketingimportant aspects that your chosen program shouldhave before incorporating them into your website.Try to ask your affiliate program choices thesequestions. These can help you select the rightprogram for you site from among the many available.
    • Successful Affiliate Marketing Chapter 5Which Affiliate Networks To Look Out For When PromotingThere are many horror stories about affiliateprograms and networks. People have heard them overand over again, that some are even wary of joiningone. The stories they may have heard are thoserelated to illegal programs or pyramid schemes.Basically, this kind of market does not have real,worthy product.You do not want to be associated with these schemes.It is obvious you want to be with a program thatoffers high quality product that you will readilyendorse. The growing number of those who have joinedalready and are succeeding immensely is proof enoughthat there are reliable and quality affiliateprograms out there.Why participate in an affiliate program?It allows you to work part-time. It gives you theopportunity to build a generous residual income. Andit makes you an owner of a small business. Affiliateprograms have already created lots of millionaires.They are the living testimony of how hard work;continuous prospecting, motivating and trainingothers pay off.If ever you are deciding to join one, you must takenote that you are getting into something that ispatterned to what you are capable of. This will bean assurance that you are capable of doing anythingto come out successful.How do you choose a good affiliate program topromote? Here are some tips you may want to lookover before choosing one:1. A program that you like and have interest in.One of the best ways of knowing if that is the kindof program you wish to promote is if you are
    • Successful Affiliate Marketinginterested in purchasing the product yourself. Ifthat is the case, chances are, there are many otherswho are also interested in the same program andproducts.2. Look for a program that is of high quality.For instance, look for one that is associated withmany experts in that particular industry. This way,you are assured that of the standard of the programyou will be joining into.3. Join in the ones that offer real and viable products.How do you know this? Do some initial research. Ifpossible, track down some of the members andcustomers to give you testimonial on the credibilityof the program.4. The program that is catering to a growing target market.This will ensure you that there will be more andcontinuous demands for your referrals. Makeinquiries. There are forums and discussions you canparticipate in to get good and reliable feedbacks.5. A program with a compensation plan that pays out a residual incomeand a payout of 40% or more would be a great choice.There are some programs offering this kind ofcompensation. Look closely for one. Do not wasteyour time with programs that do not rewardsubstantially for your efforts.6. Be aware of the minimum quotas that you must fulfill or sales targetthat is too hard to achieve.Some affiliate programs imposes pre-requisitesbefore you get your commissions. Just be sure thatyou are capable of attaining their requirements.7. Select one that has plenty of tools and resources that can help yougrow the business in the shortest possible time.
    • Successful Affiliate MarketingNot all affiliate programs have these capacities.Make use you decide on one with lots of helpfultools you can use.8. Check out if the program has a proven system that can allow you tocheck your networks and compensation.Also check if they have it available online for youto check anytime and anywhere.9. The program that is offering strong incentives for members to renewtheir membership each time.The affiliate program that provides continuous helpand upgrades for its products have the tendency toretain its members. These things can assure thegrowth of your networks.10. Be aware of the things that members are not happy about in aprogram.Like with the ones mentioned above, you can do yourchecking at discussion forums. If you know someonein that same program, there is ho harm asking ifthere are many downsides involved.Have a thorough and intensive knowledge about theaffiliate program and network you will be promotingon.Knowing the kind of program you are getting yourselfinto will make you anticipate and prevent any futureproblems you may encounter.
    • Successful Affiliate Marketing Chapter 6Easy Profits Using PPC In Your Affiliate Marketing BusinessPPC or Pay-Per-Click in full is one of the fourbasic types of Search Engines. PPC is also one ofthe most cost-effective ways of targeted Internetadvertising. According to Forbes magazine, PPC orPay Per Click, accounts to 2 billion dollars a yearand is expected to increase to around 8 billiondollars by the year 2008.Let us take a quick look at how PPC Search Engineswork.These engines create listings and rate them based ona bid amount the website owner is willing to pay foreach click from that search engine. Advertisers bidagainst each other to receive higher ranking for aspecific keyword or phrase.The highest bidder for a certain keyword or phrasewill then have the site ranked as number 1 in thePPC Search Engines followed by the second and thirdhighest bidder, up to the last number that haveplaced a bid on the same keyword or phrase. Your adsthen will appear prominently on the results pagesbased on the dollar amount bid you will agree to payper click.How do you make money by using PPC into youraffiliate marketing business?Most affiliate programs only pay when a sale is madeor a lead delivered after a visitor has clickthroughyour site. Your earnings will not always be the sameas they will be dependent on the web site contentand the traffic market.The reason why you should incorporate PPC into youraffiliate marketing program is that earnings areeasier to make than in any other kind of affiliateprogram not using PPC. This way, you will be makingprofit based from the clickthroughs that your
    • Successful Affiliate Marketingvisitor will make on the advertiser’s site. Unlikesome programs, you are not paid per sale or action.PPC can be very resourceful of your website. WithPPC Search Engines incorporated into your affiliateprogram, you will be able to profit from thevisitor’s who are not interested in your products orservices. The same ones who leave your site andnever comes back.You will not only get commissions not only fromthose who are just searching the web and finding theproducts and services that they wanted but you willbe able to build your site’s recognition as avaluable resource. The visitors who have found whatthey needed from you site are likely to come backand review what you are offering more closely. Thenthey will eventually come back to search the web forother products.This kind of affiliate program is also an easy wayfor you to generate some more additional revenues.For example, when a visitor on your site does asearch in the PPC Search Engine and clicks on theadvertiser bided listings, the advertisers’ accountwill then be deducted because of that click. Withthis, you will be compensated 30% to 80% of theadvertisers’ bid amount.PPC is not only a source of generating easy profits;it can also help you promote your own site. Most ofthe programs allow the commissions received to bespent for advertising with them instantly and withno minimum earning requirement. This is one of themore effective ways to exchange your raw visitorsfor targeted surfers who has more tendencies topurchase your products and services.What will happen if you when you integrate PPC intoyour affiliate program?PPC usually have ready-to-use affiliate tools thatcan be easily integrated into your website. The mostcommon tools are search boxes, banners, text linksand some 404-error pages. Most search engines
    • Successful Affiliate Marketingutilize custom solutions and can provide you with awhite-label affiliate program. This enables you,using only a few lines of code, to integrateremotely-hosted co-branded search engine into yourwebsite.The key benefits? Not only more money generated butalso some extra money on the side. Plus a lifetimecommissions once you have referred some webmasterfriends to the engine.Think about it. Where can you get all these benefitswhile already generating some income for your site?Knowing some of the more useful tools you can usefor your affiliate program is not a waste of time.They are rather a means of earning within anearning.Best know more about how you can use PPC searchengines into your affiliate program than miss out ona great opportunity to earn more profits.
    • Successful Affiliate Marketing Chapter 7Using Product Recommendations To Increase Your Bottom LineIn affiliate marketing, there are many ways in whichyou can increase your earnings and maintain theaccount that you have worked so hard for already.Most of the techniques and tactics can be learnedeasily. No need to go anywhere and any further. Theyare available online, 24 hours a day and 7 days aweek.One of the more important ways of increasingaffiliate marketing bottom line and sale is throughthe use of product recommendations. Many marketersknow that this is one of the most effective ways inpromoting a certain product.If the customers or visitors trust you enough, thenthey will definitely trust your recommendations. Bevery careful in using this approach, though. If youstart promoting everything by recommendation, yourcredibility will actually wear thin. This is seenespecially when recommendations are seeminglyexaggerated and without much merit.Do not be afraid to mention things that you do notlike about a given product or service. Rather thanlose any points for you, this will make yourrecommendation more realistic and will tend toincrease your credibility.Furthermore, if your visitors are really interestedin what you are offering, they will be more thandelighted to learn what is good about the product,what is not so good, and how the product willbenefit them.When you are recommending a certain product, thereare some things to remember on how to make it workeffectively and for your advantage.Sound like the true and leading expert in yourfield.
    • Successful Affiliate MarketingRemember this simple equation: Price resistancediminishes in direct proportion to trust. If yourvisitors feel and believe that you are an expert inyour niche, they are more inclined to making thatpurchase. On the other hand, if you are not exudingany confidence and self-assurance in endorsing yourproducts, they will probably feel that same way andwill go in search of another product or servicewhich is more believable.How do you establish this aura of expertise? Byoffering unique and new solutions they would not getanywhere else. Show proof that what you arepromoting works as promised. Display prominenttestimonials and endorsements from respected andknown personalities, in related fields of course.Avoid hype at all costs. It is better to sound lowkey and confident, than to scream and seekattention. Besides, you would not want to soundunprofessional and have that thinking stick to yourpotential customers and clients, now would you? Bestto appear cool and self-assured at the same time.And remember; prospects are not stupid. They areactually turning to experts and may already know thethings that you know. If you back up your claimswith hard facts and data, they would gladly put downhundreds, or even thousands worth of money to yourpromotions. But if you don’t, they are smart enoughto try and look at your competitors and what theyare offering.While recommending a product, it is also importantthat you give out promotional freebies. People arealready familiar with the concept of offeringfreebies to promoting your won products. But veryfew people do this to promote affiliate products.Try to offer freebies that can promote or even havesome information about your products or services.Before you add recommendations to you product, it isgiven that you should try and test the product andsupport. Do not run the risk of promoting junk
    • Successful Affiliate Marketingproducts and services. Just think how long it tookyou to build credibility and trust among yourvisitors. All that will take to destroy it is onebig mistake on your part.If possible, have recommendations of products thatyou have 100% confidence in. Test the productsupport before you begin to ensure that the peopleyou are referring it to would not be left high anddry when a problem suddenly arouse.Have a look at your affiliate market and look at thestrategies you are using. You may not be focusing onthe recommendations that your products need to have.You plan of action is sometimes not the only thingthat is making your program works.Try product recommendation and be among those fewwho have proven its worth.
    • Successful Affiliate Marketing Chapter 8 Using Camtasia to Increase Your Affiliate ChecksSince there are already lots of people getting intoaffiliate marketing, it is no wonder that thecompetition is getting stiff. The challenge is totry and outdo other affiliates and think of ways tobe able to attain this.There are also many tips and techniques being taughtto these affiliate in order to best plan theirstrategy for their program to work effectively sothat more earnings will be achieved.What better way to wow your prospects and customersthan to record and publish top notch, full motionand streaming screen-captured videos. Nothing likefeeling your hard work getting paid by having yourcustomers jumping up excitedly in great anticipationto buy your product right there and then.This is Camtasia in action. It is a proven fact;giving your customers something they can actuallysee can explode your online sales instantly.You do not need to have trainings and education tobe able to know how this system can work for youraffiliate program. Anyone can create stunningvideos, from multimedia tutorials and step-by-steppresentations available online. The process is likehaving your customers seated next to you and lookingat your desktop, as you show them the things theyneed to see and hear. All this done step by step.For those who does not know it yet, how doesCamtasia works? a) It can record your desktop activity in a single click. No need to have to save and compile all your files because it is recorded right there and then.
    • Successful Affiliate Marketing b) Can easily convert your videos into web pages. Once converted you can have your customers visiting that certain page. Videos are easier to understand and take in unlike reading texts which oftentimes is a trying thing to do. c) Upload your pages. Publish them through blogs, RSS feed and podcasts. You may want your Camtasis videos to get around and reach out to other people that may be potential customers in the future. Nothing like being visible in many sites and pages to advertise yourself and get your message through.There are other things you can do with youraffiliate program using Camtasia. You can…Create stunning multimedia presentations that areproven to increase sales because all the senses areengaged. This also has the tendency to reduceskepticism among hard-to-please customers.Reduce refunds and other customer issues bydemonstrating visually how to use your product andhow to do it properly. Complaints will also beminimized because all the facts and the presentationare there for the customers to just see and hearabout.Promote affiliate products and services using visualpresentations. This is an effective way ofredirecting your viewers straight to your affiliatewebsite after they are finished with the video. Makethe most of the presentation by putting your sitelocation in the end and make them go there directlyif they want more information.Multiple your online auction bids exponentially whenyou give your readers a feel of what you have tooffer. Based from reports, auctions that includespictures increases bidding percentage by 400%.Imagine how much higher it will be if it werevideos.
    • Successful Affiliate MarketingPublish valuable infoproducts that you can sell fora much higher price. It will be all worth the pricebecause of the full colored graphics menu andtemplates that you will be using.Minimize miscommunication with your customers.Instantly showing them what you want they wanted inthe first place is making them understand clearlythe essence of your affiliate program. The goodthing about multimedia is, nothing much can gowrong. It is there already.These are just some of the things you can do withCamtasia that can be very helpful in your chosenaffiliate program.Note that the main purpose of using Camtasia is toboost the income that is generated from youraffiliate program. Although it can be used forentertainment and enjoyment purposes, which is notreally a valid reason why you choose to get allthrough that trouble.Try to focus on the goal that you have set uponyourself to and achieve that with the use of thethings that may be quite a lot of help in increasingyour earnings.
    • Successful Affiliate Marketing Chapter 9Top 3 Ways To Boost Your Affiliate Commissions OvernightThe ideal world of affiliate marketing does notrequire having your won website, dealing withcustomers, refunds, product development andmaintenance. This is one of the easiest ways oflaunching into an online business and earning moreprofits.Assuming you are already into an affiliate program,what would be the next thing you would want to do?Double, or even triple, your commissions, right? Howdo you do that?Here are some powerful tips on how to boost youraffiliate program commissions overnight.1. Know the best program and products to promote.Obviously, you would want to promote a program thatwill enable you to achieve the greatest profits inthe shortest possible time.There are several factors to consider in selectingsuch a program. Choose the ones that have a generouscommission structure. Have products that fit in withyour target audience. And that has a solid trackrecord of paying their affiliate easily and on time.If you cannot seem to increase your investments,dump that program and keep looking for better ones.There are thousands of affiliate programs onlinewhich gives you the reason to be picky. You may wantto select the best to avoid losing your advertisingdollars.Write free reports or short E-Books to distributefrom your site. There is a great possibility thatyou are competing with other affiliates that arepromoting the same program. If you start writingshort report related to the product you are
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    • Successful Affiliate Marketing Chapter 10 How To Avoid The 3 Most Common Affiliate MistakesAs the handbook draws to a near end and closingpublication, here are some hazard signs anddangerous waters you shouldn’t be treading on in theaffiliate marketing scene!So listen up…Affiliate marketing is one of the most effective andpowerful ways of earning some money online. Thisprogram gives everybody a chance to make a profitthrough the Internet. Since these affiliatemarketing programs are easy to join, implement andpays a commission on a regular basis, more an morepeople are now willing in this business.However, like all businesses, there are lots ofpitfalls in the affiliate marketing business.Committing some of the most common mistakes willcost the marketers a large portion taken from theprofit they are making everyday. That is why it isbetter to avoid them than be regretful in the end.Mistake number 1: Choosing the wrong affiliate.Many people want to earn from affiliate marketing asfast as possible. In their rush to be part of one,they tend to choose a bandwagon product. This is thekind of products that the program thinks is “hot”.They choose the product that is in demand withoutactually considering if the product appeals to them.This is not a very wise move obviously.Instead of jumping on the bandwagon, try top choosea product in which you are truly interested in. Forany endeavor to succeed, you should take some timeto plan and figure out your actions.Pick a product that appeals to you. Then do someresearch about that product to see if they are indemand. Promoting a product you are more passionate
    • Successful Affiliate Marketingabout is easier than promoting one for the sake ofthe earnings only.Mistake number 2: Joining too many affiliateprograms.Since affiliate programs are very easy to join, youmight be tempted to join multiples of affiliateprograms to try and maximize the earnings you willbe getting. Besides you may think that there isnothing wrong and nothing to lose by being part ofmany affiliate programs.True, that is a great way to have multiple sourcesof income. However, joining multiple programs andattempting to promote them all at the same time willprevent you from concentrating on each one of them.The result? The maximum potential of your affiliateprogram is not realized and the income generatedwill not exactly be as huge as you were thinkinginitially it would. The best way to get excellentresult is by joining just one program that pays a40% commission at least. Then give it your besteffort by promoting your products enthusiastically.As soon as you see that it is already making areasonable profit, then maybe you can now joinanother affiliate program.The technique is to do it slowly but surely. Thereis really no need to rush into things, especiallywith affiliate marketing. With the way things aregoing, the future is looking real bright and itseems affiliate marketing will be staying for a longtime too.Mistake number 3: Not buying the product or usingthe service.As an affiliate, you main purpose is to effectivelyand convincingly promote a product or service and tofind customers. For you to achieve this purpose, youmust be able to relay to the customers that certainproduct and service. It is therefore difficult foryou to do this when you yourself have not tried
    • Successful Affiliate Marketingthese things out. Thus, you will fail to promote andrecommend them convincingly. You will also fail tocreate a desire in your customers to avail any ofwhat you are offering.Try the product or service personally first beforeyou sign up as an affiliate to see if it is reallydelivering what it promises. If you have done so,then you are one of the credible and livingtestaments aware of its advantages anddisadvantages. Your customers will then feel thesincerity and truthfulness in you and this willtrigger them to try them out for themselves.Many affiliate marketers make these mistakes and arepaying dearly for their actions. To not fall intothe same situation they have been in, try to doeverything to avoid making the same mistakes.Time is the key. Take the time to analyze yourmarketing strategy and check if you are in the righttrack. If done properly, you will be able tomaximize your affiliate marketing program and earnhigher profits.Heres To Your Affiliate SuccessJim Miller ResellersNiche.com