Affiliate Marketing from Scratch: No Website No Problem

When it comes to starting out as an affiliate marketer, the most common hindrance is a website. Many new to affiliate marketing stumbles from the fact that unlike well-known super affiliates they do not own a website to start selling in the first place. It can be quite intimidating, but it really is an easy task to overcome. Yes, you can sell from scratch.

There are affiliate marketer’s whose primary selling point is through PPC advertising, that is, placing and paying for ads on the search engines and having a website for several landing pages for those ads. If you don’t have the means to reach to this medium, you can start small by focusing on your organic efforts.

First, the product: Almost all affiliate products can be targeted from what the current trend is to what is familiar. It is mostly free to join affiliate programs in networks like Clickbank and KeywordSpy. If you’re just getting started, choose a product that’s already known to you and thus would be easier to market. For more tips on this, check out this article on falling for the right affiliate program.

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Second, the website: There are lots of mediums to start promoting affiliate sites. Blogs are the most common. Wordpress and Blogspot are the commonly used blogs for affiliate marketing and they are easy to use. For webpages there are also Squidoo, Yahoo! Geocites, and Hubpages. Start by registering (for free), then creating your blog or webpage is as easy as following a step by step procedure, and in a few minutes, voila! You are ready.

Do not be intimidated in posting your affiliate links or graphic ads when HTML codes are not really your forte. Blogspot, for example, offers an easy enough process in adding elements into your blog. Go to Layout, add a gadget to the sidebar section of your blog, add an HTML box, and paste your HTML code and save.

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Templates and free designs online are there to help you set up the overall look of your website. After that, it is all about keeping your blog/website updated with relevant information about your products. Other techniques you can invest your time on to start organic traffic is submitting to directory listings as well as participating in related forums and blogs to link back to your site. Write a informative articles and submit them to article directories to reach out to more audiences and inform them about your blog or website. And absolutely no careless linking to other websites for the sake of backlinks, spamming may give you, and your site, a reputation that would not help your affiliate sales.

Nowadays, you can create and learn almost anything online for free. And I mean ANYTHING. Take this advantage to download ebooks and read about website promotion and affiliate marketing for beginners to get familiar with tools and techniques. Start small but keep learning to master your skills.

Article Written by Kara Ochoa

The KeywordSpy Affiliate: Gets Rewards on Their Own Terms

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KeywordSpy Affiliates promote a product that helps others get their own income from the Net. This is done when they get their competitors’ keywords from the keyword tool. So not only do they earn in advertising the product; they also help others earn in a parallel manner.

Yet people, even with the rise of e-business because of the recent recession, have become skeptical in taking on this opportunity. One reason is the online payment scheme, which has been confusing for individuals not familiar with how it is done.

KeywordSpy understands this concern, and has made easy-to-comprehend schemes so that affiliates may have a choice on how they would reap their reward.

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KeywordSpy is supported by PayPal, the most trusted name for online payment. Now before you cry foul over the dampened reputation PayPal has gotten due to people’s reports, hold that thought. If you hear of a super affiliate’s success story, most likely the person got their payment from PayPal. And at some point in their promotion, they may have experienced the same hassles in obtaining the payment.

But just all tight problems, it can be resolved and foregone once the payment is properly transferred. With online glitches in payment behind you, you can manage one small step in the direction of becoming one of those who found their fortune on the Web.

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Moving on to the discussion of the affiliate program choices of KeywordSpy: the keyword tool itself has an in-house promotion scheme, which is a one-time payment scheme. It already provides on with all the rewards in an instant. (For your information: the payment will vary on the type of product sold: $50 for a Research/Tracking membership sold (which is 80% of a purchase of 89.95); $80 per sale for a Professional membership (which is 70% of a purchase of 139.95).

Such huge amounts will be made available to you instantly, if your referrals of the keyword tool will exceed $100. Instead of a deterrent, however, this should actually encourage you to work harder so you can close more sales in order to claim a bigger commission. In doing so, it will be more fulfilling for you.

Another thing you have to consider: Your percentage is a hefty one, considering it is over 50% of the product you sold. So this is something that should motivate you.

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But there may be also those who prefer getting recurring payments. In their case, they may sign up with Clickbank which has partnered up with the most dependable keyword tool. Another trusted online merchant of affiliate, KeywordSpy also made sure to tie up with a vendor who has a wide reach. The affiliate program in Clickbank goes by the name KeywordSpyPro. This commission is offered at a recurring 25% of commission basis, which would work well for people who would like to frequently obtain their pay.

In addition, payments are released every start of the month. If you want to know more about you may email the website at support@keywordspy.com.

With all of these in mind, one needs not hesitate in grabbing this opportunity. After all, it is the most extensive keyword tool out there, so you are promoting a quality product.

For more details, visit this link:

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Article Written by Roi Abundabar

Falling for the Affiliate Program that is Best for You

by: Liezl Zey Gutierrez

When your blog or site is on the “right age” by having some decent traffic from your marketing investment, then it’s time for you to be acquainted with affiliate programs which will help you add more bucks to your account and support your growing old needs.

Choosing an Affiliate Program has never been an easy task for many people, especially to those new in the e-commerce. The Internet is full of scoundrels and scams, and the hype is so tempting that the gullible affiliates become their prey. Be an Affiliate Program “scam filter”. Here are some points you may want to consider before finally saying “I do” to an affiliate program which may already look very appealing to you:

Affiliate Program Love at First Sight is Not Always True

When it comes to online marketing, you need to remember that the first affiliate program you come across is actually not the best. This can be a costly mistake that you can commit in the end. Before deciding to “tie the knot”, the first thing that you need to do in order to determine the legitimacy of the affiliate program is to try out and “date” their product or services. This could mean extra work for you but it sure is the right thing to do. There are still other ways by which you can conduct a research or investigation on the program. Likewise, you need to be wary of scam sites as well.

Find Your Site’s True Match

The product or service should be relevant to your website. It will be impractical to promote a product or service that has no relation to your site at all, since your visitors will just click away the moment they enter your site. If your business is focused on search engine optimization, then do not choose products that focus on pet products and wedding items.

Generally, affiliate programs seem to work better when links to the merchant site are woven into the content and character of your site. Successful affiliate-marketers do that and usually write product reviews and put their affiliate links within the articles or content of their website.

Go for the Rich and Generous

All things being equal, you ought to look for affiliates who offer rich and generous commission. Most Affiliate Programs provide a commission of 5% to 50%.

The commission you earn for the sale of a product is your income. So while choosing an affiliate program, you should study the commission paid out and decide o­n a program that decently pay its partner-marketers. clip_image002

Did you know that KeywordSpy offers an in-house affiliate program in which you can earn up to $80 for every sale you send our way? If you are interested in promoting KeywordSpy, you may proceed to this link http://affiliate.keywordspy.com/.

Check Payment Frequency

How often will you receive your commission payout? This is another important question that should be considered. You should avoid any program that requires too many sales to reach the minimum amount. Most reputable online institutions pay their affiliates monthly, or when they accumulate a minimum commission of $50 or $ 100 and send them via PayPal, check and wired bank transfer.

Affiliate Reports

The Affiliate Program you should be joining should have a web-interface where you can log-in, for you to view the real-time statistics on your affiliate account. This will let you know if you are generating clicks and sales and if you are reaping the fruits of your marketing efforts.

Affiliate Resources

Aside from Affiliate Reports, a good affiliate program assist its affiliates by providing a whole range of tools and resources such as banners, text links, sample articles and other training materials for their affiliates. They don’t just leave their affiliates hanging and do their own stuff, but instead they make affiliate life much easier by providing the necessary promotional tools.

Safe and Secured Programs

It is always logical to join affiliate programs that are secure, safe and have positive reputation in the World Wide Web. This can be easily verified from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) or other similar institutions. It is also advisable to visit forums and do some testimonial research on the quality of affiliate programs you are eyeing.

Tracking System

The Affiliate Program should have advanced tracking system to record all the sales and clicks made through your affiliate links and banners. If possible, a lifetime tracking cookie should be available to trace your affiliate progress on your website, e-mails and other advertisement forms.

Understand their Terms and Agreement

Finally, you must read and understand the Terms and Agreement before you join as an affiliate even if it happens to be the best website in the world. You should be careful of company program loopholes which can be hiding in their contract with you because you are the one to regret if it’s only them can benefit from your hard work.

Choosing an Affiliate Program that is right for you might be a little time consuming but a worthwhile process. Going through the above considerations and tips will also be a learning curve for savvy online marketers who are serious about starting a successful affiliate relationship with “worth it” affiliate programs.

In the end, it all boils down to your decision. Really, you own the online court, and what you need to know is how to give a good shot and let the sweet point fall for the affiliate program that is best for you.

A Guide to Posting the KeywordSpy™ Affiliate Ads

For those who want to become affiliates of KeywordSpy, you should by now be aware of the ads it offers for you to post on your website.

And while they may not be the most glamorous of ads, they are catchy enough to get the message across. The designs are clearly well in tune with the color scheme of the KeywordSpy website, and they describe the site’s usability with some of the most concise copies around.

But how exactly do we blend these into our site and help draw attention to the keyword research tool we are hawking? Not only that, how do we avoid being tacky and too straightforward in doing it? We give you some techniques on how to go about making KeywordSpy a part of your site.

 

Spacing

We all know that your blog already has a designated length for the banners. But with a variety of choices of ad from KeywordSpy, you can be sure that there will be something that would blend into you prized spot on the Web.

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Basically, the long banner ads are recommended to be placed at the top, middle or bottom parts of the text part of the blog. If you plan to make KeywordSpy instantly noticeable on your site, the topmost left part of your text space in the blog is where you should put the ad.

On the other hand, the box-type ads are more suited for sidebar designs on the blog. Use these tips as a guide and you will find that KeywordSpy ads do have a special spot on the site.

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Color scheme

Maybe with the appearance of the KeywordSpy paraphernalia, this may come off a little limited. But there are ways to mix and match the ads so that it could still be a perfect fit in your site.

It’s as simple as determining the tone of the ad as it matches your site. For blogs rich in dark colors, you may want to try the dark colored ads. Same thing goes for light-colored ads for light-color dominant blogs. Give your ad just the right amount of exposure color-wise on your site.

Also, some ads have splotches of gray, while others have splotches of red. These color differences should also be considered when setting them up on your page.

Appropriate nature

We at KeywordSpy are aggressive when it comes to our marketing, but we wouldn’t want to be an odd staple on a site whose concept may be too far removed from the product we are selling. If you have to include it on, say, a lingerie site; or more so, a hardware-selling site, exert just the right amount of effort to make the ad subtle in its appearance. And in the process, have the ad still effectively endorse a product a site visitor would seriously consider trying out for himself.

With all this in mind, you must now really be grooved to become a partner in selling one of the best keyword research tools this side of town. So if you are interested in becoming an affiliate of KeywordSpy and want to know how to plan your ad campaign all out, follow this link: http://affiliate.keywordspy.com

Once you’re in the Affiliate section, get the ads. Copy the corresponding HTML code of your choice ad, and embed it on your site, and wait till the clicks come pouring in!

With these tips, we hope you will be able to choose the appropriate KeywordSpy ad/ads for your site.