Why I Love Affiliate Marketing Part 4

NOTE:  The following is a guest post from one of my favorite internet marketing mentors.

Why I Love Affiliate Marketing – Part 4
By Jimmy D. Brown of “Affiliate Payraise”

I’m sure by now you are well aware that there are those whohave reported HUGE amounts of money being made with their online businesses.  What you may not be aware of is the amount of work involved in generating those “sales” (not always net profit, mind you … this isn’t “spendable” income in a lot of cases.)

That brings me to the fourth reason why I love affiliate marketing…

  ** You don’t need to manage an entire business **

While it can be quite lucrative, running an entire business with employees, inventory, partners, vendors, and other associates can be a time-sucking, frustrating ordeal.

Imagine…

* Processing refunds
* Putting out fires when partners SPAM
* Managing day-to-day operations
* Overseeing projects you’ve outsourced
* Recruting new affiliates
* Training everyone to help you
* Paying taxes
* Taking care of the paper trail
* Doing all of the “stuff” that business owners do.

Didn’t you want to start an internet business to make more time for important things in life? Why not make a lot of money WITHOUT making a lot of extra work for yourself?!

It can be a lot of extra work and stress. BUT, with affiliate marketing, you don’t need to manage an entire business! You are simply responsible for promoting your
affiliate link… someone else handles all the rest. That’s why I love affiliate marketing.

You don’t need to manage an entire business.

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Jimmy D. Brown is the author of “Affiliate Payrise”, teaching you a whopping 27 ways to increase your affiliate commissions! Tired of “tiny” commission checks?  Grab your copy today at… Affiliatenaire.
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Why I Love Affiliate Marketing Part 3

NOTE:  The following is a guest post from one of my favorite internet marketing mentors.

Why I Love Affiliate Marketing – Part 3
By Jimmy D. Brown of “Affiliate Payraise”

Some people have the ability to persuade others and talk them into just about anything.  Especially when it comes to influencing their buying decisions.  They know how to push the right hot buttons, say things the right way and generally get consumers into an emotional frenzy to the point they are ready to click an order button.

There are two key words in that paragraph that really need to stand out in your mind:  “some people”. Not everyone has this ability.  In fact, only a few do.

That brings me to the third reason why I love affiliate marketing…

 ** You don’t need to write a world class salesletter**

Have you ever tried to write a salesletter? There’s a  reason why professional copywriters charge up to $10,000  (and sometimes even more) for a SINGLE salesletter. It takes a lot of experience and skill to write a top-gun  salesletter, which is why most people have a hard time convincing people to buy if they do create their own products and website.

They simply don’t have the right salesletter in place to make it all work. Without good copy, it really doesn’t matter how spectacular the offer is, you’re simply not
going to get many sales. 

SIDEBAR:  The average conversion rate of site visitors who become buyers is reportedly less than 2%.  That means 98 out of every 100 do NOT buy.  That’s why
sales are so incredibly bad for a poor site … you   *might* get 2 sales out of every 300-400 visitors.

BUT, with affiliate marketing, you don’t need to write a salesletter! You simply direct people to someone else’s high-octane salesletter for THEM to convert your leads
into commissionable sales. That’s why I love affiliate marketing.

You don’t need to write a world class salesletter.

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Jimmy D. Brown is the author of “Affiliate Payrise”, teaching you a whopping 27 ways to increase your affiliate commissions! Tired of “tiny” commission checks?  Grab your copy today at… Affiliatenaire.

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Why I Love Affiliate Marketing – Part 2

NOTE:  The following is a guest post from one of my favorite internet marketing mentors.

Why I Love Affiliate Marketing – Part 2
By Jimmy D. Brown of “Affiliate Payraise”

Pop quiz time.  What does “HTML” stand for?  Don’t know  that one?  How about this – what does “FTP” stand for? OK, one more chance.  Do you know how to work with either?

That brings me to the second reason why I love affiliate marketing…

 ** You don’t need to build a website **

What scares people more than creating a product is building a website! 

* What in the world is HTML?  Or FTP?
* How much does the software cost?  And hosting?
* How do I upload files?
* Why isn’t it formatted correctly?
* Why don’t my graphics look like the ones the pros have?

If you are a complete beginner, it can be very difficult (even using templates) to get an attractive website in place. And hiring a professional to do it fo ryou is out of the
budget for most people.

But, with affiliate marketing, you don’t need to build a website.  You simply send visitors to someone else’s professionally designed site through your affiliate link.

SIDEBAR:  Just in case you’re interested, HTML stands for “hypertext markup language” and is the coding used to build webpages.  FTP stands for “file transfer
protocol” and is the process used for moving files from your computer to a website, or vice versa.

Really, in a manner of looking at it, you get to take advantage of the time and money invested by someone else to develop the site.  Think about it:  when you promote an
affiliate link, it reflects firstly upon YOU.  You are the one who is advertising the link, recommending the product, sending people who have interacted with YOU to the website.

The professional site of someone else really represents you as the promoter, in the eye of those who have clicked through your link.

You get the benefits without the bother.

That’s why I love affiliate marketing.

You don’t need to build a website.

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Jimmy D. Brown is the author of “Affiliate Payrise”, teaching you a whopping 27 ways to increase your affiliate commissions! Tired of “tiny” commission checks?  Grab your copy today at…
http://www.affiliatenaire.com/go.php?offer=MINGCOMM&pid=2

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Why I Love Affiliate Marketing – Part 1

NOTE:  The following is a guest post from one of my favorite internet marketing mentors.

Why I Love Affiliate Marketing – Part 1
By Jimmy D. Brown of “Affiliate Payraise”

Many people find the idea of creating their own products to be an overwhelming and even paralyzing task.

* I don’t have any good ideas!
* I’m not a writer!
* There’s too much competition!
* I don’t know how to set everything up!
* I can’t figure out where to start!
* It’s too hard!

These are just a few of the valid reasons many people give when it comes to not creating their own products to sell. I’m sure with a few minutes of brainstorming, we could come up with a list of many more.

With affiliate marketing, you don’t need your own products. You simply promote someone else’s already proven successful offer for a commission.

And, truth be told, even if you ARE a writer and you DO have lots of ideas and you CAN figure it all out…

  ** Nobody wants to create new products all the time **

As good as you may be, you don’t know everything!  Why try to create a product on every topic imaginable in your market when you can earn just as much money by simply promoting someone else’s really good offer as one of your profit streams?

That’s why I love affiliate marketing.

You don’t need to create your own products.

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Jimmy D. Brown is the author of “Affiliate Payrise”, teaching you a whopping 27 ways to increase your affiliate commissions!  Tired of “tiny” commission checks?  Grab your copy today at…
http://www.affiliatenaire.com/go.php?offer=Mingcomm&pid=2

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Lost your job? Are you thinking of starting a business?

You have probably heard all the stories of people getting rich on the Internet. You may be thinking of starting an Internet business. Before you take another step in that direction, I’d like to share my story and offer a word of advice.

It hit me like a ton of bricks when I  lost my own job in October 2004. It was months before I could pick my self esteem up off the floor where it landed when I heard my supervisor say, “Your job has been eliminated.”

At the time, I probably could have gotten another job — the economy was better then. But after years of working for people who I thought weren’t as smart as I was, I had had enough.

It wasn’t the first time I started a business. I had created a tiny PR agency after leaving my job as a business reporter in 1990.  That business died a painful death in 1992, a casualty of the recession and a divorce. That was the year when a major Delaware corporation consolidated its pr and marketing activities – moving from 60 outside players to 7 including two firms in New York. I don’t have to tell you what a blood bath that was.

A single mom, I had no choice but to take a job. I kept my business going part-time for years fearing I would need it someday. Still, I was unprepared for the shock of finding myself without an income, and needing to crank up my business to full speed.

A lot had changed in 12 years. The Internet had warped into the information highway — creating spectacular opportunities, but with a steep learning curve.

I thought I knew everything I needed to know to succeed. After all, I bought my first PC in 1985. I shopped on Prodigy back in 1991,  so I just knew I could navigate those treacherous, high-tech waters.

 Boy was I wrong. More than $20,000 and several years later, I am still trying to master the art of earning a living on the Internet, although I believe I am closer today.

Here’s my warning:

Do not believe the hype. Do not listen  to anyone who says they can show you how to make easy money working just a few hours a day. There are a ton of scam artists just waiting to take your cash. There are people making millions on the Internet, but trust me. It is not EASY, or FAST.

Take your time, and get an education before you venture into the shark-infested waters of the internet. If you are serious about starting a business, I have two suggestions:

  1. Write a Business Plan. Visit the Small Business Development Center in your community or find a SCORE counselor — the Service Corps. of Retired Executives — to help you write it.
  2. Start your education about internet marketing at a site where you will find everything you need to succeed for as little as $300 a year.

 Site Build It, called SBI for short, packages everything — education, market research tools, web hosting, a web development tool, marketing and traffic-generation strategies in one, unbeatable package.

One of the first things  you’ll do when you visit this website is meet many of the people who have already succeeded using SBI’s arsenal. I should mention, however, that SBI uses the tortoise as its mascot, instead of the hare from the old fable. SBI businesses don’t get rich fast; they do it slowly over time, but are much more likely to cross the finish line. So click on this link to learn more. Do it before you buy any other product on the Internet.

Bookmark this blog or sign up for the RSS feed so you can avoid mycostly mistakes and find the real path to success. I will continue to share information to help you build a successful internet business.

You also should visit my main website, http://www.savvymarketingsecrets.com for dozens of free articles on many topics you should know about if you plan to start a n Internet business.

Well, now that I have spoken my mind on this subject, I wish you the very best with your new business.

Marcia Ming

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Marcia Ming

Marcia Ming

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