Affiliate marketing is an extremely tricky subject and so is website advertising.
The reason is simple. Most of those who have mastered these subjects are keeping their mouths tightly shut. Some are releasing their valuable affiliate marketing secrets it in bits and pieces to try and make some quick cash before the methods become completely obsolete. The rest are busy trying to guess the secrets behind the successful affiliate marketing that easily brings in five figure incomes on a monthly basis for scores of people all over the world.
Today is your lucky day because you are about to move a step closer to successful affiliate marketing for whatever affiliate program you are involved with. You are about to read a previously closely guarded secret of affiliate marketing.
I clearly remember the day I discovered this secret rather casually from an article I read online just like you are doing currently. Later I went on to discover other key elements that were critical for the success of the whole program. I have packed all those secrets in this single article.
Here is the main secret that will multiply the effectiveness of your articles and ultimately your affiliate marketing.
It is possible to multiply the effectiveness of your articles in promoting your affiliate program by making a single step. And that is creating a blog and posting all your articles there.
Do not worry about getting traffic to your blog, it is the easiest thing to do and I will deal with that later in this article.
There are 4 very important advantages you will gain by starting a blog and posting your articles there.
1) Blogs always boost search engine visibility tremendously thus making all your articles much more visible and easier to find and therefore much more effective.
Whatever your opinion about them, blogs are rapidly changing the internet. Their popularity is rising by the day and most important search engines love them. Not surprising when you consider that they are constantly being updated even if not by the owner of the blog, by his visitors. Blogs have literally swept web sites aside. Smart online marketers and many involved in affiliate marketing are using them very effectively for website advertising to drive traffic to their websites.
2) You will be able to track and monitor which articles are the most effective in promoting your affiliate program.
Any advertising campaign that is able to measure results, dramatically multiplies its effectiveness. This is simply because you are able to tell which articles posted at which websites are most effective in your affiliate marketing.
Usually your affiliate marketing web site will not tell you exactly where your traffic is coming from. Armed with this information from your blog, you will be able to concentrate your efforts on the web sites where your articles are bringing in the most traffic and you will also focus on the types of articles that are bringing in the best results.
3) You can earn extra income from your articles by carrying google adsense ads at your articles blog.
Many people are convinced that carrying google adsense advertisements at your blog is better than any affiliate program on the net. Better in terms of the earning potential.
My opinion? Google adsense really hasn't paid near as much as my "Barefoot Secret Business" has. But then again most affiliate programs don't offer what "Barefoot Secret Business" has to offer either.
Take a look at "Barefoot Secret Business" CLICK HERE.
You will need to apply to google adsense who will check out your blog and make a decision whether or not to accept your blog. The decision usually takes about 48 hours. Put some reasonable amount of content on your blog before you apply with google.
Pne thing I do like about carrying google ads in my blogs is that I am busy building traffic to my affiliate marketing programs and at the same time I am getting paid for my affiliate marketing efforts. I love the net.
4) Having a blog will give you an extra marketing tool that can be very effective.
As mentioned earlier blogs are very popular. Which makes them very effective affiliate marketing tools. You will have heard of RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds which get content right on the desktop of your subscribers’ computers bypassing the troublesome ISP email filters.
Currently I do not know of a more effective online marketing tool other than blogs.
It really is very simple just launch your blog, post your articles and learn as you go along, how to maximize on blogs as marketing tools that will bring a huge difference to your affiliate marketing.
I can hear you asking the question about how you will get enough traffic to your blog. Because the truth is that your affiliate marketing will only work if you get heavy and constant traffic to your blog.
Actually it is very easy. Much easier than it is to send traffic to a web site. I guarantee that you are about to be very amazed. This is not theory or hype, it’s stuff that I do every day and again you will not need to spend any money on advertising.
Actually instant traffic for your blog is possible. All you need to do is register with a good and effective traffic exchange site.
I recommend these two;
Register with both and put your link to your blog with both. The first is the leading traffic exchange site that specializes on blogs while the second is the leading traffic exchange site for websites (including blogs).
Why register with both?
So as to get a wider audience. The people who will see your blog at the first traffic exchange site will be different from those that see you in the second.
Surfing both sites for your credits can be done at the same time even as you work on a third window. Or you can keep both windows visible on your computer screen at the same time.
Both the sites I have recommended here are set up in such a way that you will earn credits for people you introduce and also for people introduced by people you introduced up to the fifth level. This means that by simply introducing a few of your friends and associates to the sites, you will build up huge daily traffic to your blog without you having to surf other sites, after a certain period of time.
Do traffic exchange sites really work? You bet they do.
Let me address your fears because I had exactly the same fears when I started out. You see traffic exchange sites work because you visit other member’s sites and you earn credits in this way which will enable other members to visit your site.
Usually you have to spend a minimum of 30 seconds at a site before you can click to visit the next site. 30 seconds is a lot of time on the net and although many people may not be interested in what you are offering at your blog, you are bound to find many who will be. In fact the sites allow surfers to mark interesting sites which they can come back to again and again. But even on this first visit there is nothing stopping you from looking around for a few minutes if you find a site interesting.
There is another concern that people who are new to traffic exchange sites usually have and that is the same people visiting their sites over and over again. It is true that members will often end up visiting the same sites over and over again (when you build your credits very high). Actually there is nothing wrong with this in fact it is good marketing.
As early as 1885 a man by the name Thomas Smith was able to observe how we humans react to advertising and he wrote the following: (just replace the word ad with site or blog)
1. The first time a man looks at an ad, he doesn’t see it.
2. The second time he doesn’t notice it.
3. The third time, he is conscious of its existence.
4. The fourth time he faintly remembers having seen it.
5. The fifth time he reads the ad.
6. The sixth time, he turns up his nose at it.
7. The seventh time, he reads it through and says, “Oh brother!”
8. The eight time he says, “Here’s that confounded thing again.”
9. The ninth time he wonders if it amounts to anything.
10. The tenth time, he will ask his neighbour if he has tried it.
11. The eleventh time he wonders how the advertiser makes it pay.
12. The twelfth time he thinks it must be a good thing.
13. The thirteenth time, he thinks it might be worth something.
14. The fourteenth time he remembers that he wanted such a thing for a long time.
15. The fifteenth time, he is tantalised because he cannot afford to buy it.
16. The sixteenth time, he thinks he will buy it some day.
17. The seventeenth time, he makes a memorandum of it.
18. The eighteenth time, he swears at his poverty.
19. The nineteenth time, he counts his money carefully.
20. The twentieth time he sees the ad, he buys the article or instructs his wife to do so.
Get you blog today and post your articles there and then get a free counter to monitor the traffic your blog is receiving.
After you have done this you can read my other article in this blog titled;
“A web traffic secret guaranteed to give you 16,807 visitors to your blog on a regular basis”
Please do not read this article before you have embarked on this first step because you will feel overwhelmed. Just carefully do everything step by step and it will all be very simple and effective.