Use this one strategy to get 10, 20, 30 times more payouts with affiliate marketing. 99% of internet marketers are clueless about this! What do you think is the secret to generating the most success in your business? Is it putting it endless hours at work? Is it hiring the most skilled staff? Is it landing the top offers in the market? Nope… not even close. Don’t get me wrong all these help! However, in my experience in building successful businesses, particularly in affiliate marketing, the secret to success is networking and building relationships. It’s very easy to forget about this because when you have an online business, you normally don’t get to see a lot of the people that you work with, and here comes the difference. If you build relationships with people, like your affiliate managers, they will like you. If they like you, you will be able to get more from them such as lower rates, referrals to other ad agencies, and so much more than when you don’t have a relationship with them. The result of all this at the back end is more cash for you. Instead of simply sending emails to your affiliate managers, call them and build a relationship. Talk to them and use the FORM strategy. Ask them about their Family, Occupation, Recreation, then give them your Message. It is not hard to do. It’s as simple as building a relationship and becoming friends with them, finding out their hot buttons and learning what makes them tick. I had an affiliate manager before who is a Red Sox fan and one time I sent him a Red Sox hat. It’s a very simple gesture but it made a whole world of difference. It doesn’t matter what you are doing on the internet. You may be working with Google, Yahoo, Facebook or others. Find a rep that you can work with there and start building relationships and start getting some of the highest payouts out there. What have you done to build relationships with in affiliate marketing? Share your tips in the comments below!
The first step to making money online is finding the money market. This is where many people get confused because there are SO MANY and they don’t know how to go about it. In my years of internet marketing and finding new niches I’ve learned a thing or two that makes the process easier. So, if you are overwhelmed by all the options take a deep breath… *deep breath* Here are a couple of tips that I use all the time. First, pay your local bookstore a visit and go to the magazine racks. Pick one and start flipping through it to see different ads that are there and look what other marketers are up. Make a list if you need to or just take some mental notes. Next, start looking up these markets online. Get on your computer, go to Google or Bing, and start typing words to see what comes out in the auto generated search area… those are what people are searching for most… those are your niches. For example, you can type in the word wedding and next thing you know all sorts of wedding related stuff comes out like wedding invitations, wedding dresses, wedding flowers, and so on. You don’t even have to be involved in all these, just pick one and take action on it and start making money. Second thing that you can do is go into seasonal markets and give people the opportunity to buy from you. For instance, Christmas is always a time when people spend more than usual. Put up gift ideas, holiday vacation packages, events and costumes, and so on. There are so many holidays year round and if you put up a website for all these and throw in an offer you will generate income throughout the year just from taking advantage of these seasonal markets. The crazy thing is not a lot of people do it! YOU can be the person to provide people with the solution to their seasonal needs, capitalize on this market, and make a killing! Remember, don’t make things more complicated. Start with one thing, take action on it, and build!
Also watch “Relationships and Networking” for keys on talking to your affiliate manager! *Sorry for the wind noise*Negotiating doesn’t have to be a fight! Learn how to negotiate a higher pay out than what is listed in your affiliate network. How big of a game should you talk? Jeff Usner tells you what to say to your affiliate manager to get a 10-20% bump right out of the gate (even if you are new!). What do you need to do to get paid as fast as you can? Find out what the number one reasons is that businesses fail.