Once you have your affiliate link, youre ready to go!
All you have to do, as weve discussed earlier, is to pre-sell your affiliates products by marketing the same through your affiliate link. An affiliate link leads the would-be buyer to the affiliate merchants payment processing page. Once you have managed to do that, your job is done, and the affiliate merchant will take care of the rest. This system makes affiliate marketing a very convenient home based business for anyone!
Pre-selling, however, should be carried out through effective marketing strategies to make this venture really profitable for you. These marketing strategies should be able to ensure a high conversion rate, or the power to convert the people who would be exposed to your affiliate link into successful sales.
Here are some of the more popular types of marketing campaigns being used as promotional tools in this home based business:
* Promoting your affiliate links through viral marketing. Viral marketing is a very powerful strategy that would rapidly expose your business message, or your affiliate links in this case, in just a short period of time. Viral marketing tools usually involve eBooks, special reports and other information products. We will discuss this effective promotional tactic for your home based business in the succeeding lesson.
* Marketing your affiliate links through forums. As weve discussed in a previous articles, promotion in online communities is an affordable and efficient way in spreading the word about your products or website, including your affiliate links. You could try to be active in these forums, befriend other members if you have to, and before you know it, youll have more traffic for your site and more referrals that could rake in some good commissions for your home based business.
* Article marketing. As weve likewise discussed in a prior article, writing articles and submitting them in various venues, with your resource box firmly attached at the end of each piece, is a magnificent way of promotions. People would scour the Internet for information, and if you write something about what theyre looking for, youll win their favor and expose your affiliate links to them aswel. This could only redound to the benefit of your home based business.
* Search engine optimization. As weve mentioned earlier in these lessons, having your own website would help a lot in marketing your affiliate links. If your website carries your affiliate links, you could always optimize the same for the search engines and drive a humongous amount of traffic to your pages. Every visitor youll have would always carry with him the chance of clicking on your affiliate links.
* Create your own mailing list. With a mailing list in place for your home business, you wont have to lose any visitors. You could always capture them, warm them up for an offer later on, or present to them new packages that they might be interested with in the future. Most successful affiliates make a killing with their mailing lists alone! We will discuss this in detail in one of the the forthcoming lessons.
These are but some of the ways by which you could market your affiliate links. If done well, they could assure for you a very successful business that can be easy to sustain as well.
Copyright 2005 Mal Keenan
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