The Quickest Way to Make Money As an Affiliate
By Matt Bacak
“Being a complete and utter newbie to the internet marketing world, can be a challenge especially if you only have a small amount of money to invest and don’t own your own product. But if you want to make money quickly selling other peoples products as an affiliate, what’s the fastest way to earn some money online?
Here are some essential steps you need to take to start making money online as an affiliate:
Let’s say you want to be an affiliate specifically in the market of health products. You’ll first need to purchase a domain and hosting. Once you’ve purchased your domain name and website hosting, you’ll also require autoresponder software that will allow you to produce a form on your website to capture the names and email addresses of your visitors. This is called an opt-in page and it’s essential to growing your business. Having a list of names and email addresses gives you the flexibility to send an email at any time in the future promoting a new product and hopefully making some sales.
If you want to make good money like the biggest affiliates out there, you’ll need to have what they have and that’s an opt-in list. Yes, they too have an opt-in form on their websites to capture the names and email addresses of their visitors. That’s how they make long-term income. They continue to send offers to their list. And as long as they are sending traffic to their opt-in form on their website, they’re going to make money. You need a list to have a solid business for long-term income.
However, having an opt-in form of course is not enough. You have to drive traffic to your website. To gain traffic, I suggest that you write informative articles that will interest your readers. The reason I’m telling you to write articles is because it doesn’t cost you any money. Of course this is true if you have the time to write the articles. But if you don’t have the time or don’t have any interest in writing articles, you can hire someone from a local college or simply consider hiring someone from freelance project sites. There are tons of writers eager to write articles for your market.
However, you need to make sure that your articles include the following 5 things:
One, you’re going to need to have the subject line of your article. Two, you’re going to need to have the summary of the article. Three, you’re going to need to produce the content. And you want your content to be about 500 words. The other thing you need to have is your bio also commonly referred to as your resource box on your article. This bio/resource box tells your readers who you are and what you do. This box is often at the end of your article and it is extremely useful because it drives people back to your opt-in page so that people can opt-in.
Now, as soon as they opt-in and enter their name and email address into your form, there’s a function inside your autoresponder program where you can tell them where you want them to go. What I would suggest you doing is automatically directing them to your thank you page. But, instead of it being your regular thank you page that says; “thank you very much for signing up,” say something else like; “thank you for signing up. I’ll email you more info in the coming weeks about xyz. However, if your eager to read more about xyz, I did find something that may be of interest to you…” And then offer your affiliate link for the recommended product. Basically you’re leading them to the sale letter page for that particular affiliate product.
So basically, what we’re doing is you’re having visitors enter your website while at the same time building your list. Not only that, but you’re having them land on the sales letter to the affiliate product that you’re recommending. Basically, you’re building a list while you’re doing affiliate marketing. And that is one of the best ways to begin your cash flow. But one thing to remember is that even if they don’t opt in and they don’t buy immediately, guess what? You’re still building your list. Now when you find another affiliate offer, you can simply send them an email suggesting that product. Once you have a list there is no limit to how much money you make. As long as you properly align your offers and build a relationship with your list, your opportunities are endless!
There are many strategies to making money on the internet, but nothing makes sense unless you have a big list. Email Marketing is the most profitable way to make money on the internet. When you build a list of hot and hungry prospects you control your future. Discover how to use the internet and turn your computer into a cash gushing machine. Sign-up right now for Matt Bacak’s FREE online newsletter to find out how to do exactly that – Go here: http://www.promotingtips.com.