Are you looking for business success without huge financial risk? As you already know, the affiliate marketing business model is a terrific way to make money with little investment or overhead. By selling products that are already in demand you’re able to earn great commissions. Now at this point you may be thinking that this process is pretty much automated, and to a degree you’re right.
However there are two key components you’ll need to add to this process to make it all work:
You’ll want to have a website that ‘introduces’ visitors to the product you’re promoting.
Now understanding that the product creator already has a site that ‘hard sells’ the product what you’ll want to do on your site is get visitors into a buying mood. Here is where you present the ‘benefits’ of the product you’re promoting. Present these benefits in some sort of list. This format makes it easier for the visitor to review.
Your sales copy on this website should NOT be hard sell, remember the product creator’s site will do that for you. Instead what you want to do is arouse the visitor’s interest or curiosity with some intriguing comments on how the product will solve their need or problem. Encourage them to visit the product site to see what you’re talking about.
Another VERY important aspect you need to add to your site is the opportunity for the visitor to opt-in or subscribe to your list. Once you spent the time and effort to get people to one of your sites you’ll want to collect their contact information. This enables you to market similar products to them in the future.
Assembling a list of potential customers is a very valuable business building technique to implement for the growth of your online business. In order to collect their names you may want to offer them a free gift in the form of a useful report or software in return for their subscription.
The next component you’ll supply:
Just having a website doesn’t guarantee you’ll have visitors to it. You will have to attract customers to your site in order to sell anything. The importance of traffic generation is not to be underestimated. Neglecting this area will undermine the success of any online business. It doesn’t matter how great a product may be if people are not aware of it.
Website Traffic is literally the lifeline of any online business. Mastering this one key component will be the difference between online success and frustration.
Relax; generating traffic is not an art but more a simple science that anyone can master in a short period of time.
There is an ever growing list of methods or techniques you can use to increase your website traffic such as PPC, SEO, writing articles, traffic exchanges, ezine marketing, visiting social sites, forums, podcasting, and so on. Many methods are free and some you pay for. Some give you faster results than others but this will be up to you as to which methods you’ll be most comfortable with.
Take a little time to do some research on the varying traffic generation methods available if you’re not already familiar. Promoting your product with more than one method is advisable so pick the techniques you’re most comfortable with and start driving traffic to your site today.
As you can see with minimal financial investment you can realistically find business success from any location of your choosing. Using a computer and following the affiliate marketing business model is a proven way to make money. The level of income you attain will result solely from the effort and commitment you invest in yourself and your business.