What Is Affiliate Marketing?
I get this question quite often when I explain to people the concept of multiple streams of income. The most successful business entrepreneurs became wealthy because they understood that having more than one source of income was extremely lucrative not to mention, necessary. There is quite a bit of risk associated with traditional money making strategies, and having all of your eggs in one basket is considered occupational suicide to a business professional.
In the traditional business world, the way to attain multiple streams of income was by investing in properties, financial investments and acquiring several businesses. This type of approach can be effective but requires large amounts of capital to get started and to sustain.
The best example of someone who has mastered this concept is multi-billionaire, Donald Trump. This man has his hands in every business opportunity under the sun, including his newest venture; Network Marketing. Because of his tactical genius and fearlessness, he stands as one of the richest men in the world.
So the big question is, how does the average Joe or Joanne incorporate similar types of business maneuvers without having to give up their first born to do it? How can we take advantage of multiple streams of income?
The Answer lies in Affiliate Marketing
In Affiliate Marketing you can take advantage of marketing someone else’s products by incorporating links, banners, and product information on places like your website or blog just to name a few, and then get paid a flat fee or percentage of the sale whenever your visitors click on these links and make a purchase. In other words, in affiliate marketing you are selling products or services offered by other companies to earn income.
The more affiliate marketing companies you partner with the more streams or sources of income you can acquire. However, it’s best to keep it simple. Avoid having too many affiliate marketing products which can take up a big chunk of your time trying to promote. Three or four quality products is a good start. If you are involved in a small home based business where you also have your own products that you offer, you’d be amazed at how much of that extra affiliate income can help with promoting your business marketing efforts.
There are a few things you may want to consider when marketing an affiliate product.
First, you yourself should be using the products that you are attempting to sell to people. It’s very easy to get involved with an affiliate marketing company because most are free to sign up, but in my opinion, it’s unethical to try to sell or promote a product that you have never even used or even like, for that matter. Also, when you really like a product it makes it that much easier to market because now you’re sharing your experience with people instead of just trying to sell it.
Secondly, make note of the quality of the affiliate marketing product. Is it something that people can actually benefit from or is it just junk? If no one likes the product or its pretty much trash, you won’t make any money. Provide your prospects with value in every way, and you will have customers coming back to you over and over to buy what you have to offer. This is how you build trust.
Another feature you might want to consider is what percentage of the sale is the perspective affiliate offering? If you plan to invest the time and effort to market your affiliate products, you may want to be aware of how much you stand to earn.
Most Affiliate marketing companies offer anywhere from 3 to 50 percent commissions. Obviously, you will want to find a product you not only use and like, but that pays out on the higher end of the commission scale.
In Short, Affiliate Marketing is a great way to earn multiple streams of income like the pro’s do. Another benefit to this type of marketing is that you can virtually earn money while you sleep once you have your affiliate links set up and you do the initial work to promote them.
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I have been a member of My Lead System Pro since 2010. I left for a brief period, you can read my story about Why I Came Back to MLSP, but basically I realized after a while of banging around the internet marketing world, that I needed and wanted to come back and use the best system that I have ever been apart of. And boy did I get a surprised when I returned.
Things just got that much better!
Ever since MLSP came onto the internet marketing scene back in 2008 they have been on the cutting edge of lead generation, and marketing training. MLSP was also the first to have the customizable sales funnel, which allows marketers to brand themselves as the authority and expert in their industry. If you understand personal branding you know that it sets the professional marketer apart from the amateur marketer. Furthermore, the MLSP system is based on Attraction Marketing, and this model teaches marketers to always lead with value packed information to their prospects and potential customers.
What truly sets them apart above all others is the proven and effective education platform that delivers free training not only for the ones who joins MLSP, but their prospects as well. Believe me when I tell you they will find this feature amazingly beneficial because it will ultimately help them in growing their own business. Therefore, you become valuable in the eyes of your prospects, which builds trust and a willingness to want to follow and do business with you.
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Attention all you MLM’ers, Online Marketers and Home Biz Owners! Just imagine hiring a group of the finest marketers to SELL for YOU, every single week… Selling YOUR products that you DIDN’T even have to create, marketing YOUR systems, YOUR OFFERS, AND YOU GET PAID 100%!! These master marketers are BUILDING YOUR LIST! And YOU KEEP ALL OFTHE PROFITS!
I’m telling you, Mastery Profit Center is a game changer in the industry! Not only do you get the most insane up-to-date training, the most supportive community, and the most powerful tools including capture page creators, auto responders, video hosting, an article network, the BEST (and updated constantly) products in your niche, but YOU get to offer them to your list you and keep 100% of the profits. This is something I really want you to hear because, if you’ve spent anytime on the net trying to market and build your list, you know how frustrating and overwhelming it can be. MLSP does THE SELLING and lead generation for you and YOU GET PAID!
So will this work with my current business model? Good question! =)
MLSP Mastery Profit Center is for you if:
You see that the most successful marketers achieved online success because they are using proven strategies that work; they have there OWN products, services, programs and trainings (profit centers), that they can offer their prospects and they get to keep 100% of the profits! You want that too, but who has the time or the money to create all that?
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Mobile marketing is a relatively new, but highly effective advertising method. It entails marketing on or with a mobile device, such as a cell phone using SMS Marketing technology (Short Message Service). If you haven’t heard of it and you’re looking for a very effective and convenient way to promote your business and generate sales, you’ve found it with this exciting new marketing trend.
Read on to find out how to make it work for you.
Know Your Audience
It’s important to find out what kind of cell phones your potential customers use in order to create a mobile marketing campaign adapted to your target audience. Are they working with advanced technology or are they still in the dark ages? 😉 If they are utilizing the latest in smartphones and subscribe to plans with a good amount of bandwidth, then have some fun with it. Build a good mobile friendly site with lots of pictures and videos.
On the other hand, if your customers do not have access to the more sophisticated mobile phones, create a simple mobile site, usually one or two pages, without all of the bells and whistles, since that would make it take longer to load on a mobile device. Stay up to date with your audience through surveys and studies to find out if any changes have been made.
Get The Word Out
Let people know about your mobile marketing campaign. If you own a website or blog, write about your venture and mention it on social networks and forums. Lure them in with promotional discounts that you’re offering on your mobile site or submit it via text alerts.
Another cool thing you could do is create a subscription form and place it on every page of your site to get your visitors’ attention. You could have a contest and ask people to subscribe to your mobile marketing alerts to enter. Keep people interested in your campaign once they subscribe by giving out discounts.
Be Consistent and Thorough
Don’t let people fall by the way side. It’s important to keep what you have to offer in the minds of your prospects. Send text alerts on a regular basis, but make sure every text message is relevant and valuable. Sending more than one alert a week is counter productive and most people will perceive your campaign as too aggressive. Create short but sweet messages to get your audience’s attention right away. Explain your offer quickly and add a link to your mobile site or have a promotional code your customers can use to redeem their discount.
In order to keep track of how many people are actually reading your messages and clicking your link, research and utilize some of the various mass texting software that are out there. Use the results to write better messages and advertise other products and specials your audience may be interested in.
You know the saying by now, content is king! Make sure to update your mobile site with fresh new content every time you send out a text alert. Provide more information about the discounts you are offering. If you can, create a newsletter and add subscription forms, as well as links to your social network profiles. If possible, allow people to order products directly from your mobile site. You should also give them the option to access your regular site. Once again, test, test, and test your mobile site on different devices before you launch it. Your site should be easily accessible and adapted to small screens.
One other cool element if your clients have Smartphone’s is that you can start developing apps for them. You have so much flexibility here. You could develop games related to your products or create an app to help customers when they use your products. Be creative with your campaign, and find something that is both helpful and original. Let people download your app from your site and share it on different app directories so that more people download it.
If you apply these tips and keep track of how you’re mobile marketing campaign is doing, you will create the foundation for a profitable and long lasting business.
Follow me on the Total transformation Challenge!
At the dawn of every new year, millions of hopeful Americans set out to make their new year resolution. Out of the top 10 resolutions, the top 3 are always the same year in and year out….
•Spend Less, Make More.
About 60 percent fail after the 1st 90 days. Which is why I don’t do new years resolutions, lol! It’s actually a psychological, mass consciousness type thing that almost sets people up for failure. So instead, I’ve decided to join my team and commit to doing the 90 day Total Transformation Challenge in the last quarter of the year, which is, like, right now…=)
Now, statistics say that your chances of success when deciding to make a lifestyle change, is greater when your reason for doing it has absolutely nothing to do with a New Year resolutions. Makes sense to me….Your motivation must come from something more than just, “it’s that time of the year”
How does the 90 Day Total Transformation Work?
Our main focus in this challenge is to not only improve our overall health but our wealth as well.
My team and I are getting together and making a commitment for change in our lives now, and were blasting it out to cyberspace for all to witness…kinda scary, huh? I plan to document my progress along the way, and would love for you to join me.
So this is how the 90 day challenge will go down for me.
It will be in two main areas; health and wealth, we got that…
For the weight loss portion,I plan to use my company‘s super Sisel Lean Fat Burning System.
You can use any program or product that you chose to help you in the challenge.If you don’t have products you trust and want to know about Sisel International and their fat burning products you can have a look at them HERE
My menu will consist of Fish, brown rice, some fruits, veggies, and salads. I’m trying to eat as clean as possible. I would normally add chicken for the added protein, but I will be substituting that for my Sisel meal replacement/protein shakes. For fiber, I will be adding beans with my brown rice which actually forms the perfect amino acid that your muscles need while you are trying to lose weight. It also adds needed fiber and provides bulk so you’re not feeling hungry all day
My exercise schedule will be a compilation of cardio 3 times a week and some weight training….if my tendonitis allows..
Also, I plan to up my meditation time.
For the wealth part, the goal is to post one piece of content every day for 90 days . Now this can be an article, podcast, You Tube video or any activity you feel will get you closer to your business goals. The purpose is to create massive action and consistency.
I will be doing article syndication and video (fingers crossed on the video part..lol). I use a marketing system that ensures that my content gets mass exposure and generates a constant stream of leads. If you’re interested in how that works, you’re more than welcome to CHECK IT OUT HERE.
Okay, so I’m super geeked up about this!! Let me know if you’re in.. Like, share and comment and join me in letting the world know you are ready to change your life…
The Countdown Begins….See you at the Top!
My father exposed me to Network Marketing at a very young age. He got into it after he retired from a very successful career in the navy for 20 some odd years of service. My dad wasn’t a big talker, building classic cars from scratch was more his forte. But after he discovered mlm, he committed himself to giving the “business” a try. I learned a lot in those days, traveling with my dad to different MLM meetings and out of town conferences.
I also witnessed some of the difficulties that came along with getting a network marketing business started. Regardless, being exposed to that lifestyle really put the desire in me to some day own my own business, but the last thing I wanted to do was hit up my friends and family to join my awesome biz op.
I didn’t actually get into the business until I was a lot older. I chose my fathers company, he did pretty well in it, by the way. He had already passed over some years ago, so I had to find someone else to sponsor me in. My first mistake number one- don’t let just anyone sponsor you!. Do your homework to make sure this person is capable of training others and working the business themselves. I chose someone who had no idea what she was doing and subsequently provided zero help for me… It was a struggle and I didn’t have a very responsive warm market, if you know what I mean.
So, after spinning my wheels for a while, I decided to look to the internet for help. And I haven’t looked back since. I discovered Online Marketing and the Attraction Marketing strategy it used to attract leads. I was so excited! It made so much since to me so I started trying to learn as much as I could about it. Man, there was so much information on the net that I was spinning my wheels then too, trying to put all this stuff together, it was crazy! One night I was searching on the net, and I stumbled on a lady’s site that offered a free online boot camp on attraction marketing.
I signed up immediately, and it was really good. This boot camp introduced me to MLSP or My Lead System Pro which at that time offered a trial for a dollar. I jumped in on that too. Now I can’t really say that this was mistake number two because I really thought the lady who I signed up with would be able to offer more help. NOT! She was M.IA too. I’m thinking to myself… “I’m seeing a pattern here; maybe I’m just suppose to learn this stuff on my own”.
Actually, I’m glad I did because it forced me learn and rely on my own(and MLSP) efforts. Now, I’m able to do just about anything online.
Anyway, So after the trial was over I was hooked! There was soooo much training that was offered and phenomenal plug-in systems that I was in heaven! Looking back, I wouldn’t even know how to build a website or anything other online marketing strategy if it wasn’t for MLSP.
So why did I leave MLSP?
It was really basic and something that so many other newbies trying to find success online experience. I didn’t really have a clear vision of what I wanted to with my business. Even though I had all these tools that I could use at my fingertips, I had no idea what to really do with it. And the crazy thing is I actually made a little money while I was there! But I couldn’t duplicate it because there was so much I didn’t get. When you don’t have a vision, you don’t have a plan and if you don’t have a plan, you can’t make goals to execute that plan! It doesn’t matter how many how many marketing tools you have in your arsenal.I also lacked the confidence needed to put myself out there.
So I …..Ran From MLSP like the wind!
I decided to work on myself; my mind set, and try to do this online stuff on my own. During that time I had a few websites, but no real productive funnels and don’t ask me about creating my own campaigns and auto responder messages, man that sucked, I do it anyway for my own products, but eesh!. Talk about OVERWHELM AND FRUSTRATION! But I kept pushing through, and while I was trying to do it on my own the lights started to come on and I really began to understand online marketing and lead generation and attraction marketing and everything else, in a greater way. In fact, I started to teach it to other female entrepreneurs.
I began to develop a clearer vision of the kind of business I wanted to create, I had a plan and I had goals. And one day, while I was putting together an auto responder message, I thought to myself, “Crap, what am I doing!?” I started remembering that awesome Turn key System that MLSP had and all of the capture pages (with better auto responders than I could ever write) and training videos I could offer people and the ability to generate leads AND keep those leads for myself, unlike some affiliate systems out there…..
And back I went!
Here’s the part that I love because I love how the Universe works when you’re going in the right direction.
Timing is everything.
If you’ve been hanging around the net for any period of time you’ve probably heard the “100 percent commission” buzz. The creators of that company learned everything the know from MLSP, by the way, and they were some of the top earners in the system. Anyway, I wasn’t really feeling it when I first heard about it. I mean, yeah %100 commissions is a dream, but something about that business just didn’t resonate with me, ya know?
So I go back to MLSP after over a year of being away and what do you think they have in there system now? YES!! Affiliate products that offer 100 percent pure profits!! And the best thing about that is, NOW I know what to do with it!! Lol!
Don’t get me wrong, It’s still important to create your own products and systems, and I do. As time consuming as that all is, I know I have MLSP mastery to make my work a whole lot easier and more profitable.
That’s my story. =)
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