If you are a marketing professional, you know it is all about the eyeballs. Your goal is to get as many eyeballs in your demographic to your offer. The more targeted eyeballs that you have to your offer, the more likely you are going to be able to “make the sale.”
This is totally over simplifying it, I know that, but that is the base of things. So here are a few questions for you and a video:
Who’s Eyeballs Do You Want?
Whenever we get started in marketing, we go out there and tell the world ALL about everything we are doing and boy are we excited. We get a little less excited when we don’t get any results. lol
Investing time to find out your ideal eyeballs is a great use of time. For instance, if you are selling hair bows, you want the eyeballs of moms that has girls from birth to maybe 8-10 years old. If you are selling fishing equipment, you usually want the eyeballs of men anywhere from 18 and up and if you can find people that are interested in the outdoors to target – even better!
Why Would They Buy From You?
Just because we have what people want does not mean they are going to buy from us. Why would they want to buy from us? It’s a proven fact that people buy from those that they like, know and trust. You can develop liking, knowing and trusting by allowing people to become familiar with you. Video marketing is a huge way to build trust online! I love video marketing because people can tell that I am real! I’m not perfect by any means, but I am real. lol
The more value you provide to people before you ask for the sale, the more likely you are to get the sale! Sometimes you won’t even have to ask for the sale, truthfully!!
Now, go on out there, find your eyeballs and start sharing valuable content! 😀
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One of the things people are always asking me is how to make money with affiliate marketing. Back in 2008, this question had me more than a little frustrated. I was confused, frustrated and ready to hit something. If you’ve ever felt like this when you were looking for ways to make money online, don’t feel bad because you aren’t alone.
Learning how to make money with affiliate marketing isn’t as hard as learning who to trust to teach you how to do it. Over the next few weeks I am going to write some different articles that explain to you more in depth about how to make money with affiliate marketing so make sure you bookmark my blog so you can come back to it. I hope that I am able to gain your trust and help you move forward in your goals of online marketing.
What Is Affiliate Marketing?
Affiliate marketing is simple. When someone has a product and they need to move the product they make a special link that you can share with others. That special link will track when a purchase is made. When the purchase is made, money will go into your account. It really is that simple. Isn’t it beautiful?
I’m going to tell you that I thought this was too simple and found a way to keep myself confused for quite some time. Making money couldn’t possibly be that easy! I saw my Dad work his fingers to the bones when I was a kid and he did NOT make anywhere near the money that some people were making online. Thankfully I pushed that thought out of my mind eventually and made my first sale! It was a whopping $12.12, but you would have thought it was a million dollars by the way I was celebrating. lol
How to Get Started With Affiliate Marketing
Getting started with affiliate marketing is easy. There are many websites online that will allow you to start marketing their products for free. Some of these websites even provide you with affiliate managers that will help you. One of those affiliate marketing programs that I have been working with for years is MoreNiche . They have an amazing crew that I have grown to love and will one day meet in public. Hey guys! (In case you’re reading this!! lol)
MoreNiche provides banners and other resources as well, so they are very helpful and enable me to get results without having to hire people to create all of the marketing materials. They also have free training there for those of you that want to learn more. Just click the banner above or CLICK HERE to go to their website, get a free account, click “Links & Resources” and then it will say “Affiliate Training”. That’s where the goodies are!
This is just one of the many affiliate programs that are available. You can sell pretty much anything online. I recommend finding a great company with great products and developing a relationship with the people there. This makes the program lucrative and rewarding in relationships as well.
You Need a Blog
This website you’re on right now is a simple wordpress blog. Cool, huh? Instead of having it on WordPress.com though, I have it hosted on my own host. I use HostGator and have for years. They have the patience of Job. They really do! I have chatted with their tech support so many times and most of the time it was something I messed up. lol THANK YOU HOSTGATOR people!! (In case you are reading this!!)
So, you need hosting and you need a domain name. I’m also going to put some videos together on how to do these things, but until then you can search on YouTube and find some people that can help you. Or you can chat with HostGator support after you have your hosting account with them. 😉
After you have your blog up, you need to get traffic. This is where the rubber meets the road. This is where most people throw their hands up and quit. Don’t quit! You may not get it right away, but if you work to learn the skills and put in the consistent effort, you will be able to start seeing money coming to your account.
Some of the ways to generate traffic are:
Search Engine Optimization
Pay Per Click
Social Media – Free Method
Social Media – Paid Method
Video Marketing (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.)
Once again, bookmark my site because I am going to be write more articles about this and going more in depth! Also don’t forget to enter your name and email address for my newsletter to get my ebook Blogger Money – Get Paid to Be a Blogger for FREE on instant download!
I really hope this article helped you and I look forward to writing many more!
This article is a great example of using affiliate marketing by the way. If you click through to the hostgator offer and buy… I get a small referral bonus. :0) If you use my link – that would be awesome. Until next time…
PS: You can also get paid to write online… You can check out this video for more information: