Affiliate marketing is one of the most effective and powerful ways of earning some money online. This program gives everybody a chance to make a profit through the Internet. Since these affiliate marketing programs are easy to join, implement and pays a commission on a regular basis, more an more people are now willing in this business.
However, like all businesses, there are lots of pitfalls in the affiliate marketing business. Committing some of the most common mistakes will cost the marketers a large portion taken from the profit they are making everyday. That is why it is better to avoid them than be regretful in the end.
Mistake number 1: Choosing the wrong affiliate
Many people want to earn from affiliate marketing as fast as possible. In their rush to be part of one, they tend to choose a bandwagon product. This is the kind of products that the program thinks is “hot”. They choose the product that is in demand without actually considering if the product appeals to them. This is not a very wise move obviously.
Instead of jumping on the bandwagon, try top choose a product in which you are truly interested in. For any endeavor to succeed, you should take some time to plan and figure out your actions.
Pick a product that appeals to you. Then do some research about that product to see if they are in demand. Promoting a product you are more passionate about is easier than promoting one for the sake of the earnings only.
Mistake number 2: Joining too many affiliate programs
Since affiliate programs are very easy to join, you might be tempted to join multiples of affiliate programs to try and maximize the earnings you will be getting. Besides you may think that there is nothing wrong and nothing to lose by being part of many affiliate programs.
True, that is a great way to have multiple sources of income. However, joining multiple programs and attempting to promote them all at the same time will prevent you from concentrating on each one of them.
The result? The maximum potential of your affiliate program is not realized and the income generated will not exactly be as huge as you were thinking initially it would. The best way to get excellent result is by joining just one program that pays a 40% commission at least. Then give it your best effort by promoting your products enthusiastically. As soon as you see that it is already making a reasonable profit, then maybe you can now join another affiliate program.
The technique is to do it slowly but surely. There is really no need to rush into things, especially with affiliate marketing. With the way things are going, the future is looking real bright and it seems affiliate marketing will be staying for a long time too.
Mistake number 3: Not buying the product or using the service
As an affiliate, you main purpose is to effectively and convincingly promote a product or service and to find customers. For you to achieve this purpose, you must be able to relay to the customers that certain product and service. It is therefore difficult for you to do this when you yourself have not tried these things out. Thus, you will fail to promote and recommend them convincingly. You will also fail to create a desire in your customers to avail any of what you are offering.
Try the product or service personally first before you sign up as an affiliate to see if it is really delivering what it promises. If you have done so, then you are one of the credible and living testaments aware of its advantages and disadvantages. Your customers will then feel the sincerity and truthfulness in you and this will trigger them to try them out for themselves.
Many affiliate marketers makes these mistakes and are paying dearly for their actions. To not fall into the same situation they have been in, try to do everything to avoid making the same mistakes.
Time is the key. Take the time to analyze your marketing strategy and check if you are in the right track. If done properly, you will be able to maximize your affiliate marketing program and earn higher profits.
You are surrounding with many make money online programs everyday and you probably don’t know which one to join and all of them seems so real yet so scam!
I think I can really understand your feeling and your worry. Why? Because I also started from zero and learnt from scratch about Internet and Network Marketing. Recently I login to Clixsense which this is a program I joined since 2 years back when I was looking for make money online opportunity. Gosh! So many make money online programs there and I myself become skeptical when browsing those websites. Haaa…
If you are totally new in this make money online world, let me share with you some information that you should know. Some make money online websites invite you to join them because they are earning referral commission, which mean if you join them in the programs, they may earn affiliate commission. Give you a very real example, when you refer people to join Clixsense under you, you will earn more and faster than you yourself login everyday click and view the ads. So, what they do is, they create a “make money with Clixsense” website and invite you to join. Yes, you join free and so excited want to make money online with Clixsense. However, if you just login and click those ads everyday, you won’t get rich. This time, you may think that you get scam! The truth is, they are not scamming you, they are just doing marketing to earn affiliate commission. So, what you should do is to create a sales page to get lots of people join under your free Clixsense program. By this way, you then able to earn more and faster.
Another good example is Survey Online Programs. I joined those programs too and guess what, I didn’t get earning from there because I totally didn’t do any affiliate marketing. However, I have seen those who do affiliate marketing actively promote Survey Online Programs earn a lot of affiliate commission.
Normally affiliate commission is one time commission. Unless you choose to promote those programs that give you monthly recurring commission, otherwise you won’t earn residual income. You need to consistently put in effort to promote the products or programs to get the income you want.
Another good option to earn residual income is to do Network Marketing. Network Marketing normally refer to MLM (Multi Level Marketing). Oppss.. some people already start to feel uncomfortable when read the 3 letters – MLM.
Let’s take a pause and read what they say:
“I am often asked if Network Marketing is a Pyramid Scheme. My reply is that corporations really are pyramid schemes. A corporation has only one person at the top, generally the CEO, and everyone else below.” – Donald Trump, Entrepreneur and Author
“Network marketing gives people the opportunity, with very low risk and very low financial commitment, to build their own income-generating asset and acquire great wealth.” — Robert T. Kiyosaki, Entrepreneur and Author
“The future of network marketing is unlimited. There’s no end in sight. It will to continue to grow, because better people are getting into it. They are raising the entire standard of MLM to the point where soon, it will be one of the most respected business methods in the world.” — Brian Tracy, Author and Motivational Speaker
That’s the reasons why today I’m in Network Marketing. Internet marketing is good, but the combination is great! When there are so many Make Money Online Programs out there and confuse you, why not take a look at the Vemma business I’m in.
GDI is Global Domains International and if you are looking for some information on how to make money from GDI, I would love to share with you my very own experience. Either you have joined GDI or just looking for some information about GDI, the truth is, GDI is a low costs, no risk work from home internet business that suitable for all. I’ve actually written a detail review about GDI and I’m not going to repeat again here.
Today I just want to share with you on how to earn some extra money with GDI program. I highly suggest you join the weekly bonus contest. For every 5 paid affiliates you refer in one week period you’ll earn a U$100 cash bonus. Try to ask yourself the main reason to join GDI. If you just want to use their service (domain name, website builder, 10 email addresses) then is fine not joining the bonus contest. But if you really want to earn money through GDI, it makes sense to join the contest right?
One tip I can share with you is, you don’t really need to join the bonus contest when you first join the program. All you need to do is to take note of the weekly new members you have. If you are able to get 5 affiliates within a week, quickly join the contest so that to qualify the bonus.
I always get questions about what is GDI offers and what they can get from GDI. See, I totally understand that because when you pay money, you should get services or products from the company. Otherwise this is just a scam.
Since GDI is legitimate company, which means when you subscribe to them, you will get:
1) Your Own. WS (Website) Domain Name
2) Quick and Easy Website Builder
3) Custom Email Addresses
4) Chance to Earn Residual Income
You may read in details from - What Do I Get?
“Do I really need the above service?” Well, this is another good question that I get too. Let me share with you this, if you seriously want to have an online business, you need to have your very own domain name and website builder to build your own website. These are the important tools for online business. Without the tools how are you going to have success business online?
Many people have quietly earn residual income from GDI program. Simply visit their Testimonials site and choose the country you like to read from. You can read testimonials from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, India and many other countries. Also, don’t forget to read their promotional tips by clicking the “Learn More about How to Work from Home” link.
I first heard about Paypal Wishlist when my friend sent me an invitation to join “Paypal Wishlist Application” at facebook. Immediately, I thought that is another new “game” at facebook and not really pay much attention to it. But after few days, I get another invitation again, this time I follow the link and want to find out more about this application. Since the name connected to Paypal, it actually draws some attention of mine.
After I go to the page, I see a very big sentence “Share your paypal wishlist and earn up to US$100.” Is this real or scam? Are they from real paypal? Few questions pop into my mind and without much delay, I do some research about Paypal WishList and not wasting too much of my time, I get the answer.
Yes, Paypal WishList is real and this is not a scam or spam. In fact, I get this from their official website too. See the screenshot above. This is the screenshot I capture from Paypal.com and I try to click the link, it actually links to facebook application. From there, I very confirm that they will really pay for the reference.
P/S: Please read their Terms and Conditions. The earning only applicable for certain countries.
I get many questions from my friends at facebook about this program and the earning. Actually, this is not something new for paypal. All the while, paypal has its own reference program but not everyone know about it. This time, I believe they want to promote paypal to certain countries and thus come out with the pay per lead program. Facebook is really a good place for promoting and get more potential new customers. They really come out an awesome way to attract more users for paypal. :)
For friends who don’t understand about pay per lead, let me have a quick sharing with you about this term. Affiliate marketing can be divided to 3:
Pay per click – you get paid when people click on your link Pay per lead – you get paid when people join under you (most of the time is free to join) Pay per sale – you get paid for every sales you generate
For program like Paypal Wishlist, you earn U$1 for every friend you refer and this is a good example of pay per lead program. You just need to use their “Invite Friends” function and the “Share your wishlist” function to earn. It sounds very easy? It is not difficult!
You may not really interested in the earning, but how about your friends? They may need the extra U$100 for the Christmas and New Year. Get some extra to buy for the family and kids. They will thank you for this valuable information. So, share with your friends and earn at the same time. Again, this is from Paypal official site and not a scam. :)
Last update: This earning program ended on 31st Dec 2009. I get my U$100 Paypal Wishlist payment via Paypal one month later.
If you have your own blog and want to earn more after Paypal WishList, I suggest you join ShareAsale Affiliates, ShareAsale has many pay per lead programs and ShareAsale itself is a pay per lead program. Some pay per lead programs inside ShareAsale offer up to $10 per lead.
LinkedTube is finally here for you and me! If you ever hope that video should have a live, clickable link back to your website or to the affiliate sites you are promoting, LinkedTube make it possible for you now! The cool thing about LinkedTube is you could use LinkedTube to embed your affiliate link into the video, and then promote the video on your website or blog or invite your friends to watch at LinkedTube. Of course, not only the affiliate links, you may link to anywhere you like. ;)
Oh.. you don’t have your own video at YouTube? This is not a problem at all. The fact is, you can use any videos at YouTube. :) This is cool right? What you need to do is to search for the video you want to use at YouTube and get the video’s URL.
See the live clickable videos:
Video links to Mompreneur Internet Marketing Hub
So, now you have no excuse to wait anymore! Make use of this useful FREE viral promotion tool and embed a clickable link to your favourite sites today! ;)
Does your business enterprise need a boost? Consider using special reports to add revenue and build a business contact list for future use.
What are special reports?
Special reports are short reports that contain helpful information on a subject. The reports are anywhere from a few to 30 or so pages in length. If you have the know-how, you can write them yourself or hire a writing service to do it for you. There is very little work involved in creating them but they are versatile tools for building an online business.
One popular subject for special reports is how-tos. They direct a reader, step by step, how to do something. If you are knowledgeable with computer software and hardware, that is a perfect niche for special reports on your website. People are always having trouble figuring out their computers and you could help.
Marketing special reports
There are options for marketing your special reports. If you are trying to build a business list of customers, use these special reports as a freebie when any visitor signs up to be a part of your email mailing list. For this type of promotion, use a shorter report like a five page report on how to navigate problems with Windows Vista (if your website has a computer niche).
You can create a five-part course and use the first part as the free promotion. It is your hook. Once they sign up for the mailing list, you can grant them access to the other installments through emails that also advertise your website products. Signing up for a business newsletter subscription can also be the reason to gift a free special report.
All of your special reports don’t have to go towards list building. Besides your other products or services, you can sell special reports on your website. Many reports sell for between $5 and $20 a piece, but if you offer very valuable information, you can command a higher price. Sell single reports or create various courses to interest your customers.
People love to learn about money-making opportunities. They will pay the money for any information that is a how-to guide to making money on and offline in various ways. How have you made money? Begin there with the subject of your special reports.
As your business grows, create an affiliate program. This gives customers a way to help you make more money and also make some for them. Offer certain special reports as additional compensation for reaching a certain selling level in the affiliate program.
There are a number of ways to use special reports. As you build your library and your lists, alternate the free promotional reports and continue to sell your entire library, creating combination offers such as Buy Two, Get One Free.
While your special reports are building your contact list, they are also making you money. With such a low cost to create them, your profit margin will rise.
Affiliate marketing can be a great way to make money. Finding a niche market with products and services you trust and believe in is the first step to success. There are tremendous affiliate programs which offer you an abundance of tools and materials to promote and market their products. However, what you do with those tools and materials is entirely up to you. You can be just another affiliate or a super affiliate.
What Is A Super Affiliate?
Technically speaking a super affiliate is someone who generates a significant amount of profits for the products or services they represent. A super affiliate can make a healthy living from their affiliate business alone while a standard every day affiliate may need to supplement their affiliate income with, gasp…a 9-5 job!
Benefits To Being A Super Affiliate
The most significant benefit to being a super affiliate is the income. Many super affiliates make six figures simply promoting the products and services of others.
Additionally, if you’re one of the main contributors to a company’s affiliate program they’re going to pay attention to you and your needs. You may receive a higher percentage of sales you may receive first shot with new marketing materials and programs and you’ll get the support you need when you need it.
Here Are A Few Steps To Become A Super Affiliate:
Step One – Commit to publishing content every single day. Content has proven time and again to be the best sales tool available to affiliate marketers. Nothing, not even strategically placed ad copy works as well as providing quality content that pre-sells any product that you’re promoting on your website.
Possible content includes:
* Blogs posts
* Social networking via forums, social networking sites, and chat rooms
* Press releases
Step Two – Track and test. Make sure you know where your prospects are coming from, what motivates them to click through and what information they read and respond to – then give them what they need. Tracking and testing is the only way to hone your affiliate program into a smooth running, money making machine.
Step Three – Use the provided marketing materials and be willing to take it a step further. Many affiliate programs do a great job of providing their affiliate with ready to marketing materials including:
Use the materials your affiliate manager has provided. It’s been tested and developed for results. That being said, be sure to create your own content too. Even as an affiliate you are your own company and your website needs to reflect your personality and brand. Building a community around your website and providing valuable content is a sure way to create a following that trusts you and your credibility – which will result in click throughs and affiliate sales.
Step Four – Pre-sell. The good news is that your job as an affiliate is to pre-sell products and services. Pre-selling means your content, whether it is a review, article, tutorial, course, or blog post, speaks honestly about the products and services you promote. Pre-selling is about providing value to your website visitors and prospects, making them comfortable with you and your authority to generate interest and a click through to the company website, where the selling happens.
Step Five – Follow up. Just like your affiliate manager follows up with you to see how you’re doing and what you need, follow up with your prospects. A great way to do this unobtrusively is to create a lead list by providing a newsletter visitors can subscribe, a free report, or any number of products in exchange for an email address and the permission to contact them with valuable information and special promotions.
Being a Super Affiliate is the only way to go if you want to build a successful affiliate marketing business. Find products and services you trust and believe in and then create a strategy to share information to your target audience. Test and track your efforts, focus on providing value to your prospects and leave the selling to the companies you represent. Helping others live better lives, without having to provide the products or services personally, is a great way to make a living.
My Ebook – Babymoon Travelling Information Guide is finally being launched! This is a long journey when have the idea of having the ebook until finish creating the ebook and get it launched.
Most of my friends know Baby Moon is my precious daughter but don’t know the word “babymoon” has special meaning, that is to have the last enjoyment with the partner before welcoming the newborn. In fact, I only came across the meaning of the babymoon when I tried to google “babymoon” one day. The meaning is so special and hence I was thinking to let more people especially moms-to-be get to know about this word and its special meaning.
When I talked to some of my friends, quite surprising they told me they actually travelled during pregnancy but they didn’t know there is such a special term for the travelling. I asked them to share their experiences and stories so that more parents-to-be know about this term and this was the first step for the babymoon ebook.
I also did lots of researches about babymoon travelling and it really took long time for the completion of the ebook. I appreciate the support from all my friends and thanks for their patience. :)
The baby in the logo is my daughter and this is also my gift for her! Heehee..
Also, don’t miss the chance of earning 55% commission by just referring this information guide to your friends. Just sign up a FREE account and I have provided you various promotion tools such as logos, banners and emails for easily recommend this ebook to your friends.
Finally! I launch my own membership site – Mompreneur Hub! Have been working for this program since last month and most of my time was concentrate on getting all the things done. Well, that’s why I didn’t update my blog for the whole month. So sorry for my readers here! ;)
This blog always in my mind and I always tell myself not to neglect it as there are visitors everyday! I feel bad when they drop by and find nothing new, no update! Therefore, no matter how I must sit down and think how I’m going to take care of my 3 blogs and 1 membership site carefully.
Today I launch my LEARN and EARN program – 17th May 2009. Why I choose this date to launch the program? Nothing special actually, I just go by the schedule. Since everything is in order, I just let it launches by this date. Let me share with you about the program name. Mompreneur Hub is the name of my program and why I use the name “Hub”? Haa.. That’s because when I was thinking what name should I use for the program, I walked passed a StarHub Shop and the word “Hub” come to my mind! Oh, I “steal” the word! Shhh… The word “Hub” just go coincide with what I want. I want to gather moms in business together, I want to make it as a learning center and I want to have a place where we can share things and learn things together. Also, I want us to earn together! So, I think the word “Hub” just so suitable. Without much hesitate, I buy the domain name of mompreneurhub.com and so lucky this domain name is available! :)
This program is actually from the many enquiries I received from friends, especially moms. They asked me how I start my internet business, how they get started and what things should they do first etc..This program is therefore aims to help moms gain knowledge in internet marketing and hence start the internet business.
To avoid repeat things that might bore you, I invite you to drop by my membership site and take a look:
I have been looking around for online opportunity and I am honor to have met Moon. When I first saw her Mompreneur Asia Website, I was deeply inspired and very impressed. Being a full time mother and with her will to believe that making money online is possible. Being through the hard work, she has proven to many people that anyone can make money online. Her willingness on helping people like me has given me a guideline in life that decision is upon individual. So if you are looking for opportunity like me, Moon Loh should be the one you are long looking for.
It has been my pleasure to work with Moon Loh since last year. She has consistency and integrity in her work. She shares her knowledge in internet and network marketing generously. I would definitely recommend Moon Loh without hesitation
I have known Moon Loh since Year 2010. When I first saw her Mompreneur Asia website, I was very impressed. She is really someone I admire very much. From an ordinary housewife to becoming one of the top internet marketers in Asia, she had proven that anyone can make money online. She is also very down to earth and willing to share her knowledge and skills with others. I am glad to have the privilege to work with Moon.
Ket Sang Tai
Moon shares freely her knowledge in internet marketing to her team and patiently teach them till they understand. Her leadership is worth commending on. If you want to find someone whom you can learn and work with to succeed in Internet Network Marketing, Moon is the person you can look for.