Wednesday, September 17, 2008

What Do You Do After You Join An Affiliate Program?

What Do You Do After You Join An Affiliate Program?
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Many people who join an affiliate program never follow through sufficiently well to make money with it. Then they hop from one affiliate program to another and never succeed with any of them.

There is nothing wrong with joining several new affiliate programs at once, but to make money with each one of those affiliate programs there are several steps you have to follow.

Let's discuss the steps that you should take when you join affiliate marketing programs.

1. The first thing to do is to write down your goals for each particular affiliate program you join. Keep your goals realistic by basing them on the amount of time that you have available to invest in your affiliate business.

Most affiliate marketers sign up to an affiliate program in order to make money. However "make money" is not a clear goal. Set yourself a clear and simple target such as aiming to get 100 people per day to visit your website.

2. Once you have a goal for the program that you joined, you are going to need to find a product to sell. Most affiliate programs offer various products that you can choose from. Your main objective here is to choose a product that is in demand. Ideally, it should also be one that interests you.

3. Your next step is extremely important! You need to create a website that will specifically address the affiliate product you have chosen to market.

This website doesn't have to be very many pages long, but it should explain exactly why a person would want to buy the product from you. You will increase your odds of creating good website copy if you purchase the product first. Buy the product, test it and talk about it on your website with authority and insight.

4. One thing you definitely want to have on your website is a sign up form to build a mailing list. For this reason you'll need to subscribe to an auto responder so that you can collect the contact information of your visitors.

If you don't want to build a website you can hire someone to do it for you. There are many people who freelance different things on the Internet and you can do a Google search to find someone to build your site for you.

5. Next you should start a blog on the theme of your website. is an easy way to start a blog and Word Press offers free versions too. Your goal with your blog is to add fresh content that will attract readers as well and serve as search engine bait.

Your blog will also be an excellent place to add a sign-up form to your autoresponder and build your list for future follow up.

6. The final step is to put together a marketing campaign to promote your affiliate products. There are many marketing options available on the Internet today, but whatever form your marketing takes, you will want to promote your website and your blog independently of each other to appeal to a larger segment of your target market.

If you follow these six steps each time you join an affiliate program, you will most likely enjoy more success and begin to make money with affiliate programs.

David Hurley is an Internet marketer based in Hiroshima, Japan. His website focuses on developing affiliate program business opportunities and features a FREE Internet start-up course for your home based business success. No sign up required!

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