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Top 10 Affiliate Marketing Tips

Date Added: April 22, 2011 05:41:11 PM
Author: Affiliatecashdirectory.com Admin
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If you are new to affiliate marketing it can be overwhelming at first. Here is our list of the top 10 affiliate marketing tips to help you get started.
  1. Get ideas from, but don't copy other successful Web sites in your niche. Examine what makes them successful and take those things and improve on them or add your own unique twist.
  2. Pick a niche that you are interested in and either have general knowledge or are an expert. This will make it very easy to write new content
  3. Use wordpress to build a website. This is the standard now and will allow you to generate a site quickly with a large number of theme and plugin options to change the appearance and functionality with a few clicks.
  4. Don't start with paid traffic...build a site to rank organically to learn how affiliate marketing works and not lose your shirt.
  5. You make your money with proper research. Pick a niche that is in demand (health, wealth, and self help) with decent enough search volume to make money with and low enough competition to get on the first page of search engine rankings.
  6. Update your site on a regular basis (weekly is sufficient) to keep the search engines and visitors interested in your site.
  7. Pick one major monetization method and stick to it. If you are selling products you can highlight those but don't add contextual advertising to get paid per click and vice versa.
  8. Get backlinks gradually over time with article marketing, social media and bookmarking, link exchanges, press releases, directory submissions, and other 'white hat' linking methods. Going for the quick fix and spamming other sites for links will hurt you in the long run.
  9. Offer a free product on your site such as an ebook or report to start building an email list. You can market to this list over and over again in the future and this is where you can really make money.
  10. Sign up at affiliate marketing and webmaster forums to get free information on how to be successful.
Above all....don't give up! Affiliate marketing is not the get rich scheme that some people make it out to be. If you do the research for your niche and have a good plan it is possible to make money. Once you find a 'system' that works you can replicate it for different niches and build more sites.
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