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Affiliate Marketing Basics

Its back to basics in this post for affiliate marketing and here are a few tips on how to boost sales and rake in more commissions from your affiliate links.

The first rule of making money with affiliate products whichever source you like to get them from, be it Clickbank, Commission Junction, Linkshare or Amazon for example, is you need to get people to see your stuff! If nobody is getting to your website, blog, or mini site then nobody is going to click through your affiliate links and you are not going to make money. Pretty simple observation you might think, but you’d be surprised at how many noobs will spend weeks putting up a site, make it look all pretty and fill it full of PLR crap they paid some scammer in the Warrior Forum for. Then they add links to a bunch of Clickbank products (because that’s the first affiliate program they signed up for) and then sat back and waited for the money to roll in.

To get that money, you need traffic and the first rule is to get that traffic one way or another. The best way is to get it from the search engines using “buying” keywords to attract attention to the site – but to do that you have to rank for those buying keywords. To do that you need to be backlinking each article for each product so that each article will rank for a bunch of related keywords. Buying keywords are made up of the product you are selling plus prefixing words like “discount…” ; “cheap…” ; “buy…” ; “best prices…” ; “where can I buy…” etc.

While your busy trying to get that traffic you might also want to take a look at the content in that blog or website. if its duplicate PLR junk, chances are Google at least will not rank your site at all for anything, leaving you to rely on the lesser traffic from Yahoo and Bing and the rest. That’s okay, but you really should be doing whatever you can to get ranked in Google for your keywords as they control over 60% of all worldwide searches.

That means dumping the PLR or spun or copied junk and writing your own reviews of each product. That way you’ll find you are much more valuable to Google as a good resource and anyone landing on your site from their index will get a decent visitor experience because they can read something that is coherent, informative and just might be good enough to convince them they need whatever product you are selling.

That leads nicely onto the next point and that’s the products themselves. Sure you can do well with Clickbank stuff, but really, most people that are looking to buy something are not really interested in an eBook that’s trying to scam them into some system or other to make money. Most ordinary people are searching for stuff to buy online because its cheaper and more convenient than going to the stores. So all you need to do is think of what people buy when they go to the stores and you can bet there will be comparable stuff online that is cheaper. It’s really up to you what you want to review and write about. It can be anything from clothes and fashion, gadgets, to kitchen appliances or even a home popcorn maker! You’ll find this stuff at Commission Junction, Amazon etc and you’ll be amazed to see that some really big stores have affiliate programs.

This is a better way to sell stuff because you are selling real goods to people that want them. You are brokering the deal because you, as an affiliate, control the traffic (or you should be) and the big stores understand that. You become a salesman and the Internet and its search engines become your leads that you pre-sell with your website and its product review pages to send those prospective buyers on to the stores to buy their products at a discount and everyone is happy. The buyer gets their stuff cheap, the store gets their sale and you get your commission for bringing the two together.

So that’s how affiliate marketing works and all you have to do is write great reviews worded to sell the products, then get the traffic to your site so that lots of people read them. Bottom line is:

“Affiliates Control the Traffic”

Remember that and you will make money.


Bake Radio

Make Your Own Success

Hi there and welcome to 2010 where a new year should bring a bout of renewed energy and enthusiasm into your blogging and marketing efforts. If last year was a good year for you, that’s great, but why not intend to make this year an even better one!

Far too many people get to a certain level then think to themselves, that they have reached their goal and now its time to take their foot off the gas, sit back with hands folded behind their head and take things easy from hereon. That would be fine if you could guarantee that your business will chug along happily on autopilot and keep pace with inflation while its about it. But what business does that?

What’s more likely is that even if you have websites or blogs sitting firmly rooted to the top of the Google SERPs getting plenty of traffic and converting into some decent coin, there is no guarantee they’ll be there doing that tomorrow. In fact, while making your living online can be one of the most satisfying ways there is, it can also be the most volatile with regards to stability.

So it would be a foolish person indeed who thinks they can sit back and take things easy just because things are going so well right now. You could be looking the other way for a week or so and without any warning, someone else who might have been working their sweet behind off to take their site to the top of your keywords, will come along with their website and take all your traffic. It happens and it will continue to happen, whatever niche you’re working in. Nothing is safe and there is no niche that you can dominate that someone else with better resources might want to come along and take from you.

So prevent that from happening by keeping a wary eye on your business and its websites and blogs and if they’re ranking well, then keep working to make them rank better and make it difficult for anyone else to overtake you.

Here’s to making your own success!

Bake Radio

The Basic Principles of Making Money with Your Blog

There are plenty of ways in which to make money from your blog that you have hosted here at Bake Radio, so we’ve decided to put up a few posts that outline the basic ways of doing this in terms that are easy to understand.

Attracting traffic is the be all and end all of making money with a blog, but as we have already pointed out in earlier posts, its not just any old traffic that will do for the task. Social traffic is fine if you want people to read your blog, but if you want money, you need search engine traffic. To get this you’ll need to know how to get ranked in the index and ranked well. This all boils down to SEO, as we’ve talked about already, so no need to go there again.

Now, if your goal is to actually make money online with your blog, you will need a different strategy, as we have already explained in earlier posts. To put it simply to save you backtracking, you need targeted, organic search traffic turning up to your blog. This is the kind of traffic that are searching for something and if they can find your blog in the search engine they’re looking in, then as long as you have what they want, they will have had a good experience in visiting your blog.

This is what the search engines want and by providing this, you and your blog will remain in their good books.

Of course, those very same visitors may be looking for more information than you can provide them with, in which case they are very likely to click out of your blog and go elsewhere to find that additional information. Now you can either allow them to hit the back button and leave your blog and not make you a dime, or you can place some ads in their line of sight, so that they may see something more interesting than the back button and click on the ad. Which makes you some money.

That’s the basic principle of making money with PPC ads or even some affiliate ads that provide the visitor with the answers they are looking for.

Bake Radio

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