Rejuvenate Your Affiliate Checks
By Ewen Chia ©
Affiliate marketing is changing - fast.. You need new techniques to survive and
prosper. In this article, you'll discover one technique which you can use immediately
to rejuvenate your affiliate checks.
Once upon a time in a land far,
usually the first opening statement in most fairy tales? That infamous
line that began such great children lore of days gone by.
If you think about it,
it's really a brilliant beginning. It sets the mood for the tale about
to be spun as one that happened in a long ago setting where fairy tales
and legends could have been a reality.
I think that statement is about to make a big
comeback in the world of affiliate marketing.
Once Upon a
There was once a time when getting online, setting up a few
banners, trading a few links with other sites, placing an ezine ad here
and there, and not pay a penny for any of it, would reap a tremendous
windfall of traffic to the vendor's site and, in return, a nice commission
check every two weeks.
Then an evil darkness descended upon the Internet and all the
advertising strategies started to cost money. Gasp!
The tactics that
worked no longer reaped the bountiful harvest of traffic and commissions
it once yielded. The Internet was set upside down in search of a new
strategy... that one tactic that would bring back the wealth and ease
of affiliate marketing.
Then, it happened!
A new day in marketing affiliate
programs began and the Internet was brought back to it's once prosperous
days. Marketers could now set up a "mini-site" full of great content
that would rank high in the search engines and draw in wary and unsuspecting
visitors from which to prey upon their very credit cards.
Great wealth was had by all and
order was restored!
But alas, as it happens with all great times, this
period of reformation started to slow down. The search engines changed
their rules. People were no longer so unsuspecting. The world had become
wise to the ploy of the affiliate marketer.
Darkness and despair returned to the
Internet and, once again, armed only with a desire to make a living online,
the affiliate heads off on a new journey that will bring joy back to
--> The Tactic That Saved Affiliate
Yes, what you just read is a true story, but sometimes it
feels like we're within our very own Disney movie. Complete with ogres,
dragons, evil kings, space aliens, a talking mouse and a sword stuck
in a stone that no one can seem to free.
One moment we're up and the next we're knocked back
down by the dark forces of the Internet.
--> Two Steps Needed For
As it goes with all business, growth is the key
to any kind of success we can dream about. Whether you're promoting just
one product or a thousand, the key to a stable online presence is growth.
that the former means of advertising and manipulation of the search engines
no longer work effectively, you need to take steps forward toward seeking
out new tactics and advertising strategies in order to secure that needed
growth. And to do it with the least possible cost.
There are two distinct steps that now
need to be taken to make that search successful.
1) Creating a tool that
you can use over and over again that people will want.
2) Keeping your
advertising budget to a minimum while still maintaining a strong Internet
Yes, on the outside it looks like a daunting and almost
impossible task, unless you pump in thousands of dollars.
But, I said you
need to do it with the least possible cost.
--> Here's The
People are looking for one thing. In a recent survey, 85% of
the people who log onto the Internet are all searching for
WebMD is one of the busiest sites, in terms of traffic, on
the Internet. Millions of people visit that site each week. They are
not there to buy anything... they just want information.
That's the key to
Remember the two points: A tool that you can use over
and over again, and keeping your advertising budget to a
Information does both of those at the same time.
simply putting together a short "mini" ebook, you are achieving all
of your objectives.
--> Giving People What They Want
for example you are an affiliate for a fishing website.
together a short ebook on a certain fishing tip, or product, you are
giving the people exactly what they want.
The people who download your ebook are
reading about something that interests them. Now here's the real secret
Within that ebook, among the body of your information, you
place strategic links back to the vendor's site where each and every
time the readers buy something you receive the commission!
They are not pressured
into buying anything and are a lot more receptive to a casual mention
of a product or website than when confronted with a hard sales
--> Lowering Your Advertising Budget
So how does
this all work to lowering your advertising budget and keeping more money
in your pocket?
While the ebook is free, why not make it so that the people who
download it can also give it away for free?
That way you are
exponentially multiplying the number of people who will read your ebook
AND visit the site you're an affiliate of.
If you're reaching more people by
using a "viral" (the techie term) ebook you can then decrease the amount
of advertising you need to do.
--> A Happy Ending
fearless affiliate marketer thus raised the sword in the air and slayed
the dark beast of the Internet, order was restored and affiliate marketers
everywhere rejoiced in the newfound prosperity brought unto them.
No longer were
they slaves to old tyrannical techniques, but now had the information
needed in order to prosper and build a lifelong business under the rule
About the Author:
|Ewen Chia is an
affiliate marketing expert who has successfully promoted many different
affiliate programs using the techniques he has perfected in "Mini Ebook
Secrets"... Receive more information on this explosive tactic at http://www.miniebook.com|