What is affiliate marketing

What is affiliate marketing

Affiliate Marketing is without question, especially in this present economic climate, the safest way that anyone can earn money online.

There are lots of reasons for this. To highlight a few

You don’t need…

Expensive set up costs

A high street office

Staff

To pay sickness pay

to ask for time off

Affiliate Marketing means that you are a self employed salesman for a company or companies whose products you have an interest in

You are not limited to working for just one company, though it is recommended not to spread yourself to thin

Affiliate Marketing gives you the freedom and flexibility to work, where, when and how you want.You just need to put in the hours

All you need to have to set yourself up as an affiliate marketer is a domain name, preferably in your own name and attached to a self hosted wordpress blog

That domain name then becomes your brand if you like. For Example this blog is my brand and is full of affiliate marketing ventures.All of them established and trusted

Two Types

There are two type of affiliate marketing. Traditional or low ticket and High Ticket

With traditional or low ticket offers, then you very rarely get paid on the back end and the commissions you make are effectively the same as doing overtime in your job except you work longer and harder hours for it

The High Ticket model works a different way. With this you are high paid way higher commissions all the way through the pay plan.

Often you get paid 4 5 or 6 figure commissions per sale and this works out to more than your full time income.So its well worth doing.

The only work you need to do is … advertise and market your blog, so that you get visitors to it, who will then read the content your adding and if they see something else they like on your blog will subscribe to find out more

That is what affiliate marketing is

Why build a list

Why Build a list

When you market online, then there is only one thing to do and that is build a list. That is the only thing, outside of your self hosted blog, you will own

Your list becomes your own peice of real estate, because build it right and target the people in your own niche, you will earn a lot of money passively from it

Having your own, also means that you gain a lot of credibility, with fellow online associates as well

Why is this?

That reason is simple, when marketing online, you will fall into the affiliate marketing category by default and end up promoting one or more ventures

Vast Majority

Now the vast majority of people will then promote all their ventures at different times, depending on the success each venture produces

Doing this gives others an impression of ‘you don’t know what you are doing’ so if one venture goes down, you always have the next one to fall back on.

But when you build a list of your own, then you build instant credibility, because you are building your own brand.

Building your own list, also provides you with passive income assuming that it is, you choose the right place to build your list

If you build with AWeber, or Mailchimp for eample then you won’t receive a steady monthly income.

But choosing a provider such as Pure Leverage,

TrafficWave http://www.trafficwave.com

or Worldprofit does, because of how those providers are set up.

Among the many other benfits of building your own list, is that, if you are connected to an MLM venture you can build a downline in rapid time

Equally you can build different lists, for different ventures, so it doesn’t matter if one of your ventures hits a rocky road, you can still promote your other offers to your list

Think of it , as your body, with the different ventures you are connected to, as your arms and legs

Why you need wordpress

Why you need wordpress

This post explains why you need wordpress for your business.

There are several reasons really. Perhaps the most important one is that self hosted wordpress blogs, are visible to the search engines, such as bing & google

Self hosted blogs, allow much more flexibility than the wordpress.com platform, which allows you no control over the content you write

It then gets seen across the world, quite literally, using a super smart plugin called jetpack

If, as most people do now a days, you are an online marketer, then your blog becomes your ‘office in the cloud’. The cloud is the term given to anything with a www. prefix

It also posistions you as an authority on your chosen subject.Meaning people are far more likely to go to a specialist on the subject matter

One of the great advantages of having a self hosted blog is that its yours and you can deal with everything centrally which makes your working life far easier.

Another advantage of having a properly set up blog, is that it attracts traffic from all the search engines, namely bing, google and yahoo

And when you are using a blog as your online office, then traffic is the absolute name of the game. Without it, your business, especially and online one, may not survive

One of the ways you can look at your blog, is as your own type of social network effectively, especially if you have the comments feature enabled

Most plugins that are available, come with facebook compatability, which allows people to comment on your posts once they are published

After all facebook is the worlds largest social network platform with over 1 billion active users, so why wouldn’t you want your online office linked to it

From a business perspective, if you have linkedin connected to your blog then once you hit the publish button, it appears in the timeline of your linkedin feed

So in summary, that is why you need wordpress.

Welcome to this blog

Welcome to This Blog

First of all, I hope you the reader, enjoy the content that goes on here

One of the great things about having a blog is that once its set up the right way you can literally reach the entire world, right from your desktop

There is something very satisfying knowing that your blog content is being read right the way across the globe

So what can you expect to see on this blog?

As you might expect from a business consultant with 17 years online marketing experience, the last 8 of which have been professional.. there will be variety

Such as

How to Articles and videos

Reviews

Social Media

What works

Branding You

Plus a whole lot more besides

The purpose of this blog is to provide you the reader with a reference point that will give you the truth and (hopefully) avoid a lot of the fluff written elsewhere

Be Yourself

One of the biggest tips you’ll learn about marketing online is this… You need to be you

By You I do mean you, as in promoting your name and getting known for what you are good at. EG: Cooking, business training, online advertising

It all starts off with a domain name in your name and not some fancy title which the search engines will not even be looking for

Working online is all about building up the know like and trust with someone. The best way of doing that is through consistent good quality deliverability of content

Better still content which solves your business frustrations or perceived problems and comes direct from your ‘office’… Your office being, Your blog!

So thats a little welcome to this blog post for you, with an idea about what you can expect to see on here

Above all I hope you enjoy it and get some benefit out of it

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