Getting Started With Amazon – Part 2

 

In Getting Started Making Money With Amazon Part 1, we walked through the steps up until finding your web hosting. Now let’s look at the final steps to getting started.

6. Install the blog software – Why blog software? Because it will provide with the necessary structure to make it easy for you to run an effective site and post new content easily. WordPress is the most popular. It is open source, which means it’s free, it’s easy to install, and it is extremely powerful. Many web hosts have a one-step process for installation, or just download and follow the instructions provided.

7. Make it look good – One of the perks to WordPress is all the templates that you have to choose from. In addition to the hundreds of free themes, there are hundreds of WordPress themes you can buy. Pick a theme that looks good, ties to your niche, has the layout you want, and offers what you want to be able to do in terms of tools.

8. Create your categories – Your blog software should allow you to setup categories that help you to organize your entries so it is easier for your visitors to find what it is they are interested in reading. For example, your Jack Russel site might have a number of categories such as training, eating, toys, etc.

9. Become an Amazon Associate – The sign up is simple, and it’s free. Just go to the Amazon site and at the bottom click the ‘Join Associates’ link. You’ll want to have your site set up – at least the basics with some content, as they are going to review your site.

10. Create the blog posting links – There are different ways to create your links. You can use the tools offered by your blog software, but the easiest way is using the Amazon Build A Link tool. Log into your Associate page, and find the product you want to review. Build your personalized link. There are a number of options for link building but most would tell you that the text links are most effective.

11. It’s time to blog – The time has come to write your blog review and post it. You will insert your link code to the product on the Amazon site (created above) that you are writing the review for. You will want to include a number of reviews.

12. Promote your website – Make sure you take time to promote your website/blog. There are all kinds of online communities that can help you do this, as well as social media, directories, etc. The more exposure the better!

There you have it – in Part 2 we have set you up so that you are ready to start making money with your Amazon affiliate program. So what are you waiting for? Why not get busy today?

CPA Article Marketing

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There are some simple points about article marketing to drive traffic to CPA campaigns that many marketers new to CPA seem to be missing, these days.

1. Write multiple articles (or have them ghost-written for you) – but target them for no more than 3 of your highly-researched, long-tailed keywords. Driving traffic via too many keywords will weaken your effort – best to rank well, through all your article directory backlinks, for the same 1-3 (I prefer just one perfect long-tail, myself.)

2. Make sure your multiple articles all point to your main, optimized domain. For that reason alone, choose a targeted but more generic domain name, since your campaigns will change. (If you get too specific, and a campaign ends, and the only similar campaign you can find for your “100tomatorecipes.com” domain is a “making your own natural organic toothpaste” campaign, you’ll have to start all over again with a new domain. A more generic but still targeted keyword might be something like “makeityourself.com”.)

3. Make sure your article topic is highly relevant to your advertiser’s product. (I hope I don’t have to mention, make sure the content is really valuable and unique, too.)

4. Focus your CPA article marketing on your strongest and best-converting CPA campaigns first! It’s better to put all your eggs in that basket, in this particular instance. Don’t dilute your efforts and knock yourself out by trying to write articles for too many campaigns at once.

5. As with regular article marketing, make particularly sure your main keyword is in your article title – but don’t make this a token effort. Your main goal with article title is to grab the reader’s eyeballs and squeeze them. (Put less graphically, you’re catching their attention and promising there’s something in the article specifically for them – and that doesn’t matter whether it’s really valuable information or merely entertainment: You’re still promising to deliver.

(Remember, if your title bores the socks of you, what is it going to do to your potential readers?)

6. Remember that your Resource Box (the “about me” stuff at the end of your submitted article) is your most crucial tool for converting a reader into someone who clicks through to your landing page or site! Don’t just add the link to your page as an afterthought. Put as much thought (if not more) into your resource box as you would into the article content itself!

A great Resource box should:

– Not stick out like a swollen thumb: It should seem like the most natural continuation of your article
– Contain a clear and specific “call to action”. E. G. “Find out 6 more ways to make your CPA articles work at my website:” – followed by your link, formatted in the exact way specified by your article directory. (And do check the guidelines – many of them have different rules and regulations!)
– Focus on the reader and his most burning needs – not on you and your accomplishments

Well, there you have it: 6 tips that can turn your CPA article marketing efforts into highly effective lasers for traffic generation!

Properly done, CPA article marketing can be one of your best sources of targeted, well-optimized traffic – and if you’re a beginner, without the budget for PPC, it’s a perfect substitute and place to start!

12 Tips for Successful Affiliate Marketer

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Affiliate Marketing is a great way to build an income stream.Nothings nicer than having a stream of income that arrives monthly with relatively little effort on your part. But not every person who chooses to become an affiliate marketer land up with this desired outcome, so the more you learn the more likely you are to be successful. You need to be good at what you do! I hope the following 12 tips will help you become a successful affiliate marketer.

  • Research Product Demand

If you are going to sell a product through an affiliate program you need to know whether there is a demand for that product. You should determine this before you put effort into selling the product. There are different ways to achieve this. One is to run a survey on your website. This can be very effective if you have a large amount of traffic that comes to your site.

Other is what’s known as keyword research.”  Keywords, or the terms or phrases people type into Google, can be the best way of finding out what exactly what people are looking for.You can try Google’s Keyword Planner and i think you don’t need to pay anything to Google in order to use this tool. To bypass billing you must click on the “Skip the guided setup” link at the top of the page.

Other tools you have are :

Bing Keyword Tool

Übersuggest

 Word Stream etc.

 

  • Choose Only a Few Products

Too many products can become difficult to manage down the road.With the thousands of products on a market it can be hard to choose products and one of the most common mistakes is to take decide to sell too many products.Instead, choose one or two products that there is currently a market demand for and promote those. Start with these products, in the future as market needs change you can add or remove related products. Once you have built your following you should stay on target so that you always have targeted traffic.

  • Make Sure You Choose the Best Merchant

You are going to promote a product and so you want to make sure it’s backed by a honest and reputable top-notch merchant.  Don’t forget – the minute you start promoting a product your reputation is also on the line. You want your visitors to be happy with the product and to come back to buy other related items from you.

When you choose the best and  honest merchants  you get the best products and when your customers are satisfied, your business grows.

  • Use a Number of Traffic Sources for Promotion

Many new-coming affiliate marketers simply placing an add of their blog or website. That’s okay, there’s nothing wrong with that. However, the more traffic sources you have the more potential customers you can reach. The better job you do of targeting your audience the better your success will be. Try using Google Ads or Facebook ads to drive traffic to your landing page. Make sure you follow your stats so you know if your ads are successful.

  • Use Tools to Help You

If you are serious about earning an income stream through affiliate marketing then you want to find the right tools to help you. There are a ton of extremely helpful tools that you should take advantage of. If you are using WordPress then think about using plugins that help you to manage your affiliate links.  If you think that visitors will automatically click the link because it’s there, you are wrong. You need to have a plan in place and the best way to do that is using solid tools.

Here are some tips & tools that will help you get traffic : 

-Frequently update the contents of your site

Take advantage of social bookmarking sites

Getting links with other sites in your niche etc.

 

  • Use Email Marketing

Your email marketing list should always be growing. The best way to do this is, is to have an opt in form on your site or blog. Bait people to sign up – offer them a free e-book, a webinar, a monthly newsletter, etc. Make them want to give you their e-mail addresses. As you grow your list you will have more potential customers at your finger tips and these customers are already targeted. Don’t  make the mistake of overwhelming your subscribers with products that you are selling. You need to minimize this and build trust, occasionally throwing out there a product they can buy.

  • Build a Tools Page

This is special page that you build where you list all of the tools you use.  Here you can include a products or services you sell. This makes it easy for your customers and visitors to quickly see at a glance what you have available but without it appearing to be a shopping page. You’ll list the item with a link and then a brief review about what it does.

  • Stay on Top of New Methods & Techniques

You should know that affiliate marketing is highly competitive, so if you are going to play with the ‘big boys’ you need to stay on top of the new methods and techniques. That’s the only way you’ll be able to keep your income stream growing and producing.

  • Take Advantage of Banners

Make use of banners on your website or blog. Place them in the footer, above the header, in the sidebar, or in your content. Affiliate products almost always have at least a couple of banner ads you can choose from to promote the product. Banners get the highest click through rate of all ads, so keep this in mind.You can create yours if you want with free online platforms if you have some design skills .

  • Make Sure You Treat Your Visitors Right

You want to make sure that you are treating your visitors right when they come to your site. Don’t’ treat them like they are stupid. Almost everybody know what affiliate ads look like. If you are promoting a product that you don’t believe in your visitors will figure it out. If you run excessive ads you’ll annoy your visitors and they will go elsewhere. Treat your visitors with respect and give them an experience that’s good and makes them want to come back for more.

  • Add a bonus

If you really want to draw your potential customers in, offer them your affiliate item and then offer them something special from you after they complete the purchase. It might be a discount, a free e-book, money off their next purchase, etc.  Many affiliate products have a nice commission payout so that gives you plenty of room to come up with something that will please your customer and work for you.

  • Measure & Track Your Affiliate Campaign

There are different conversion traffic options online. You need to know whether your affiliate campaign is actually working. Be ready to tweak your ads as needed.  You should use conversion tracking software to get in-depth information, although most affiliate programs provide you with some basic stats.

 

As a beginner affiliate marketer you may feel like you are a little out of your league, but there’s good news – being an affiliate marketer is a skill you can develop and you too can build an income stream that you can enjoy. Try to be patient and consistent and most important thing – stay focused and do not fall into so called “Shiny Object Syndrome”

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