Paid advertising breaking your budget?
One of the things that hit you in the face as soon as you decide to become an affiliate is this: the lack of helpful information on what you can actually do to get your affiliate marketing efforts to pay off. Of course, bare-bones guides tell you that you can start off by registering a website and creating a sales page. Then all you have to do is register with some service for pay-per-click ads and money will start flowing in, they say.
Unfortuntely, this is a "pipe-dream!"
But, it is possible to promote without spending a fortune on advertising. There are several ways to generate free traffic to your Site that actually work...
With their popularity rising every day, forums offer you a great opportunity to promote your affiliate link. Visit forums related to your product and give helpful suggestions or useful information. Don't forget to include your signature file at the bottom of the post. This is how interested visitors will find you.
My guarantee: if you've contributed something useful, you will see an immediate rise in traffic through your link.
Search engines simply love blogs. So you really can't dream of earning ‘super' money without setting up a blog. There are a number of free blogging services available. Sign up with one of them and follow their simple instructions. You'll be ready to go in less time than it takes to bake a cake!
Target your blog tightly around the niche you are promoting and contribute regularly. The incoming traffic will blow you away! This is one of the best ways to earn affiliate income from your website.
Another neat trick: Visit related blogs and post your comments. This will bring links back to your own blog. Of course, spamming is a big NO!
Set up a good squeeze page
Your ‘pre-sell' page or landing page is like the appetizer before the main course, just good enough to whet your reader's appetite for more. Only give your visitors enough to make them leave their email address with you.
Squeeze pages help you build your most important affiliate tool – your lead list. This list is the pulse of your online business because it contains the names of all those people who are interested in the product you offer.
A small tip: Use technology to your advantage. Place a short video or audio on your squeeze page. This is the easiest way to punch up customer responsiveness.
Write a free report
The web is all about offering quality stuff for FREE!
Write a free 5-8 page report and advertise it using blogs, forums and social bookmarking sites. Include your affiliate link in the report. If your report is genuine, many people will check back and discover your product.
Paid ads can break your marketing budget even before you start. So stay away from paid advertising.
A new affiliate marketing campaign must always start out with the lowest possible investment on your part. If your product is fresh in the market, diving head long into a PPC campaign will lose you money. Before you decide to pay for ads, exhaust all free methods. Once the existing channels start paying up, you can explore paid advertising.
This simple blueprint will help you generate massive income from your website.