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How do I get involved in affiliate product selling?

Discussion in 'Monetisation' started by menj, May 28, 2008.

  1. menj

    menj Member Webmaster

    I really want to learn how do I start selling affiliate products as I know several people who are making a lot of money from this alone. However I don't have much luck with selling affiliate products (I've been involved in selling Amazon Associates products for some time) so I think I should relearn everything and start from the beginning. So tell me where do I begin?
  2. OldWelshGuy

    OldWelshGuy New Member Webmaster

    if you 'know' several people making a lot of money, then ask them would be my first tip :)

    there are a few ways you can go down this route, one risks time, the other money, but they BOTH rely on the king of web marketinf... Keyword research! learn keyword research, learn how to evaluate keywords for PPC & natural listings and you will be well on your way to making money.

    The first way is to research, and build sites (pages) around sub niches that are not too competitive, then wait for traffic.

    The second way is to do the same, but this time use PPC to drive the traffic through. To do this you need to ensure you are not bidding more than you are making. this is imple enough though especially with the way google have improved their bid control features.

    if you make $10 per sale, and your conversion rate is 1:100 , then if you pay $0.10 per click, then you break even. Pay $.08 and you make $2 per sale. get it down to $.02 and you are making $8 per sale.

    Simple as that... oh... hang on...

    pay $.11 and you LOSE $1 per sale.. and there is the risk.

    The best way to get your bid down is to research properly, then test your pages 50/50 until your conversion rate is as good as it gets (or until the effort to reward from changes is not worth it). This is the law of deminishing returns.
  3. KingPin

    KingPin Member Webmaster

    Excellent advice from OWG. Oh, just don't listen to the idiot Mr Kern.

  4. arora

    arora New Member Webmaster

    BTW - i kind of bumped into a affiliate marketing blog while a "Net Neonate"!

    It is called cashtactics dot net & is run by a chap called Ruckles. I used to read it regularly while a neonate - but since it is not for me - I have moved on.

    He also runs a forum on his site - you can try it!

    I am still an "Net Infant" - so don't know of any better affiliate marketing sites.

    What OWG has said above is a brief about affiliate marketing - as you get more experienced and learn more - you will realize there is more to it than meets the eye!

    Go on read Ruckles & let us know what you have learnt & maybe I will also learn from you!
  5. OldWelshGuy

    OldWelshGuy New Member Webmaster

    Yep, it is like everything online, it is all about learning and getting better, and the better you get, thee mre you learn, the more you learn, the better you get.
  6. buyithere

    buyithere New Member Webmaster

    I remember when I first started building sites. You will be amazed at howq much there is to learn and I am still learning!!

  7. OldWelshGuy

    OldWelshGuy New Member Webmaster

    The trick is to know your limitations, and to master the level you are at before moving on. The people who pour scorn on affiliate marketing, are the ones who try to run before they could walk.
  8. OldWelshGuy

    OldWelshGuy New Member Webmaster

    Here is an email I got thiss morning from brandconversions.com.

    Well done to all the affiliates that appeared in May’s league table – the winner will be announced shortly!! Now we are heading swiftly into June and it all starts again but this month the focus is on Casino!!

    With fantastic prizes for both you and your player you would be silly not to take part. The player incentive in June is double the sign up bonus!! So the massive 100 free chips have been doubled to a whopping 200 chips – that’s equivalent to £200!! Not only does the players benefit this month – you, the affiliate have the opportunity to win 2x British Grand Prix tickets!!

    What are you waiting for!!

    Results will be accumulated weekly and displayed in 4 league tables hosted by Brandconversions. You will be measured on % increase in new accounts, Click to account %, largest individual player loss and then a final league table with the total point results in.

    Not only do we have these prizes on offer throughout the next month we have final League prizes at the end of the 3 months!!

    • <LI class=MsoNormal style="COLOR: #ff6600; mso-list: l1 level1 lfo3">1st Prize is £2000 in Holiday Vouchers <LI class=MsoNormal style="COLOR: #ff6600; mso-list: l1 level1 lfo3">2nd Prize is £1000
    • 3rd Prize is £500

    So what are you waiting for…Coral are getting hot this summer so get promoting!!

    There are brand new creatives to pick up in your account from the 1st of June and all splash pages will be updated at the beginning of each month!!
  9. PrivateInvestigator

    PrivateInvestigator New Member Webmaster

    I'd say build a website you'd enjoy bulding first - hobbies, online business you've always wanted to do - and then if you get enough traffic then I'd say step intot he affiliate arena
  10. Sportsgreen

    Sportsgreen New Member Webmaster

    Some things work better than others and some types of products such as ebooks via clickbank will be better suited to a site than maybe actual goods from say commission junction.

    Try a range of different programs and see what works for you.
  11. temi

    temi Facilitator Webmaster

    There is excellent money in web hosting affiliate but its quite difficult to rank highly for it, unless you already have a well ranked hosting related site.
  12. war

    war New Member Webmaster

    Better than affiliate-keep 100% !

    I have tried affiliate selling with no big success.
    Now I start making some money (not a fortune) from my own e-book
    store. It cost me 10$ /month, but when I find two refferalls,
    it cost me nothing. Best affiliate programs pays you 75%.
    Here you sell e-books and software and keep 100% !
    I don't have to pay hosting and they do the entire job:
    Hosting, delivery, collecting money, etc.
    I don't have to pay over 100 sales sites, from
    which I can sale every product individually!
    I can do marketing campaign for only one, or ten products
    if I like!
    And you can download all 100+ products for your
    private use, and read them and learn so much about "make money
    on net".
    This really helps me, and I believe it will be good for every starter!
    Marketing problems? There are step-by-step
    instructions when you are in.

    Wish you luck! :dance2:

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