Affiliate Marketing Step By Step Approach
As an Internet marketer you have many choices to make up for what you sell online and how to sell it. You can either develop your own products or those of others.
If you do not have any of your own products right now, you should probably go with affiliate products.
If there are MRR products available in your niche, you can certainly begin to sell those, although because you will have to set up your own sales pages, there is still more involved than in setting up affiliate links.
Once you have the affiliate links set up, and/or you have put some MMR products into your email campaign, you can begin creating your own products similar to the affiliate products you have been selling or creating some of your own products from scratch.
One technique you can use to sell your products is through your email campaigns.
Now the key with affiliate products is to choose products that are closely related to the subject matter of your web site, and also are great products.
It is extremely important that the quality of the product that you are recommending is high, because if you recommend something that does not live up to its sales page, your opt in email list will lose faith in YOU. You see, they are buying you when they buy the affiliate product - they trust you - and so they buy. If they like the product, they will continue to buy from you. If they do not, they will probably unsubscribe from your list - that is the bottom line - you will lose them.
There are two ways to determine if the product actually lives up to the sales page.
One way is to go ahead and buy the product - and test out the return policy - will they really return it if you ask for a refund? If they will not refund you, they probably will not refund your subscribers if they are not happy with it - and your subscribers will remember that you recommended that product.
The other way that I have found is extremely effective is sending the webmaster of the web page that recommends the product and e-mail telling him or her that you frequently market affiliate products to your list that you feel will benefit them and meet their needs
Tell them you are very selective when it comes to choosing products to recommend, as your reputation depends on that selectivity - the bottom line is that your list trusts you and you do not want to lose that trust.
Continue by letting them know your standard practice is to evaluate the product personally before promote it to your list; on that note ask them for an evaluation copy of their product (name it here).
Let them know that if you choose to promote it, you will promote it at least twice to my list, and perhaps more if the response is good. Ask them to send you a copy of their most effective email copy. If you evaluate it and choose not to promote it, tell them you will let them know that, and why, and will delete it from your computer.
Internet marketers today are in the game to make money. If a marketer is in a niche with a lot of competition they will go ahead and provide you with almost anything that you ask for in order to market their products for them. By using the above affiliate marketing strategies you will be sure that you stay in good relations with your list and also for relationships with possible future joint ventured partners.
If you are out to attract prospective customers and develop your online presence and exposure, you owe it to yourself and the financial future of your business to learn everything you can about Internet marketing.