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7 Digital Product Creation Tips For Online Marketers

7 Digital Product Creation Tips For Online Marketers

7 Digital Product Creation Tips For Online Marketers

Anyone who’s been trying to make money online for more than 2 minutes would have heard this line repeated ad nauseam – “You need to create your own product!!!”

Maybe 2 minutes is an exaggeration, but you get the idea.

Most marketers worth their salt know that there’s good money to be made by creating and selling their own digital products. Affiliate marketing is good, but owning and selling your own products is even better.

If you’re competent at traffic generation, you’ll get to keep 100 percent of the profits from the sales you generate. You can also recruit affiliates to promote your products and expand your market share while skyrocketing your income.

Once you’ve mastered product creation, the possibilities are endless when it comes to boosting your online income. As good as this sounds, there are a few fundamentals that must be in place for you to succeed at digital product creation.

Is There A Market For Your Product?

This is without a doubt the most important factor of the lot. While creativity is a marvelous trait to have, trying to invent a new digital product that sells like hot cakes is infinitely more difficult than improving upon existing ones.

The case of not reinventing the wheel holds true here, and the key to succeeding with your digital product is to see what’s currently popular and selling well – and emulate these winning products.

You’ll create a similar product which addresses the same topic, but from a different angle. This is where your creativity needs to shine.

You MUST have a unique selling proposition (USP) that makes your product stand above the unwashed masses of products that litter the marketplace.

Both Nike and Puma sell athletic shoes, but the former tells you to “Just do it!” with a swoosh symbol, while the latter is the only major sports manufacturing company on the planet with no slogan but lets the logo of the powerful leaping puma say all that’s needs to be said about the brand.

Similar products… but very different USPs.

Spend time researching and making notes on what products are selling well and think of how you can improve upon them. Then go ahead and create a better product.

Spy On Your Competitors

Watching what your competitors do will help you navigate the marketplace and understand why some vendors excel and some fail.

Study their products, USPs, sales copy, sales stats (if available) and so on. Read through the customer reviews and see where their products are lacking.

Can you create a product that bridges the crevasse of customer dissatisfaction? If you can, you’ll have people flocking to buy your product.

Niche Down

 

Once you’ve done your market research, it’ll be time to niche down and create a product for a specific topic.

So many newbies falter here and make the cardinal error of trying to create a 5000-page magnum opus that aims to fix ALL ills in that niche.

Calm down. You’re not writing a dictionary. The best way to create a digital product that sells well is to target one specific problem and provide a specific solution.

Need to lose weight? Here’s a weight loss book with a 5-step plan. Want to get build a chicken coop? Here’s a manual with 50 chicken coop plans and instructions you can use today.

Specific problems and specific solutions. That’s your secret to creating a digital product that’s not only valuable, but doesn’t overwhelm the reader either.

Create A Customer Avatar

Your digital product is not the bible. It’s not supposed to be for everyone. You must create a product that addresses a specific type of person.

You’ll need to construct a customer avatar before you start working on your product.

For example, if you’re writing a weight loss book, is it going to be for women? How old will the reader be?

Is she going to be a stay-at-home mom or a busy career woman? Will she have a lot of time to exercise or will she need quick workouts that don’t last for more than 20 minutes?

So many questions and so few answers.

What do you do?

Simple. You hang out in forums where your target market congregates. Spend time reading their questions, issues, comments, etc. This will help you to understand their problems intimately and you’ll have a finger on the pulse of your market.

Now you’re ready to create a product that speaks to them better than their best friend could.

Structuring Your Content

This is the part where you create your product. It goes without saying that you should produce the best possible product that you can. Aim for excellence, NOT perfection.

Your content should be broken down into bite-sized chunks. Your entire book shouldn’t be one long never-ending paragraph. It’s better to have shorter, ‘compartmentalized’ chapters dedicated to specific topics.

If you’re using video, it’s ideal to break down a 1-hour long video into six manageable 10-minute videos. In our noisy world, so many people have the attention span of a housefly. So, you want your content to be short enough to hold their attention, but long enough to give them the information they need.

Provide The Content In Different Formats

Times have changed. PDFs alone are not enough. Some people prefer reading. Others prefer watching videos… and many like listening to audios.

This explains why even when you purchase a book on Amazon Kindle, there’s usually an option to get the audiobook on Audible.

Provide your digital product in different formats (text, audio & videos) so that you capture as many customers as possible without inadvertently excluding any. Of course, you may choose to sell your audios and videos at a higher price.

Know Your Pricing

Last but not least, you’ll need to price your product according to what the market is willing to pay. If you overprice it, you’ll alienate most of your potential customers, and those who do buy it may feel like they’ve not gotten their money’s worth because they expect a lot more.

If you underprice it, you’ll be devaluing your product and leaving money on the table.

It’s best to look at what’s currently selling well and jot down the prices. You can then charge a similar price and occasionally offer a discount to get more attention to your offer. Everyone loves a deal.

To conclude, once you have these 7 fundamentals in place and you have a great product to sell, you’ll then need to market it well… but that’s a whole different topic for another day. For now, get the product creation basics right and it’ll be half the battle won.

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Learn How To Drown Out Your Negative Thoughts

Learn How To Drown Out Your Negative Thoughts

Learn How To Drown Out Your Negative Thoughts

Negative thoughts are the nemesis of creating a successful business – and life – for yourself. It’s difficult to drown out the thoughts that corrupt your thinking and prevent the flow of energy to make yourself better, but there are some ways to calm a racing mind and stop the flow of negativity that threatens to bring you down.

Perhaps you just need some quiet time – time for yourself to ruminate on the positive things you’ve accomplished. Meditation is one way to achieve the quiet time you need to get your thoughts under control.

Whether you meditate in the forest, next to a babbling brook or in a quiet place in your home with the television and other devices turned off, the quiet you’ve created can be a catalyst for more creative and positive thought patterns.

When you’re meditating, you may want to try positive affirmations as a way to quiet your brain and push out negative thoughts and feelings.

An affirmation can be as simple as repeating to yourself that you’re stronger than all of the negative thoughts that come your way and that you can and will overcome them.

Journaling is also a good way to get your negative thoughts out of your mind, onto pen and paper and see them for what they are.

Journaling lets you get and keep in touch with your deeper inner self and create an awareness that you haven’t experienced before.

It’s a fact that writing is an exercise that seems to reinforce and help you understand things better than typing or even speaking. Journaling helps you work out problems that may have cluttered your thinking in the past.

Reinforcing the positive messages you receive from yourself or others is an important and viable way to drown out negative thoughts.

The above methods of affirmations, meditation and journaling are valuable tools to ensure that negative thoughts and feelings don’t remain in your life and that you can continue progressing to a more positive inner state of mind.

When weeding negative thoughts out of your life, make sure you surround yourself with positive people whenever you can.

It’s easy to be influenced by people who always spout negativity and seem to want everyone around them to feel the same way.

Of course, it’s impossible to feel upbeat all the time. Life is sure to get you down once in a while. But find a way that works for you to silence the negativity and stop being so hard on yourself.

Free Yourself From The Exhausting Task Of Self Doubt

The fallout from self doubt can be devastating and render you incapable of continuing to make rational business decisions. It’s like flailing yourself with a whip day in and day out – a torture so blistering that all you can think of the pain it’s causing.

When you let the exhausting task of doubting yourself take over your life, you’ll be less likely to seize opportunities and have a more difficult time in beginning or finishing tasks that could bring you success.

Moving forward can be difficult as the voice of self doubt becomes louder and drowns out the reality of who you are and what you’re capable of.

Standing up to the chatter and telling the chaos and loudness to stop can help you break the destructive pattern of low self esteem.

It’s like turning the flame down under a pot of soup that’s about to boil over. You take over control of your thoughts rather than letting your mind overflow with doubt and take those thoughts where you want to go.

Remember past times that you’ve doubted yourself and your self worth or that fear that kept you from taking part in a venture that turned successful. You likely ignored your instinct and gave in to the negative voices in your mind that told you it wouldn’t work.

This time could be different if you don’t allow the voices to take control. Each time you leave your comfort zone and ignore the self doubt torture, you come closer to realizing a positive outcome to your efforts.

Self confidence will replace self doubt and you’ll finally be able to focus on your future success rather than past failures. Silencing the exhausting torture of self doubt will also boost your optimism about the future.

You’ll become more confident about your abilities and motivated and enthused about your ideas. Take action even though you don’t feel like it.

Freeing yourself from the loud and destructive self doubt voices – if only for a few minutes – can calm the voices and help your mind find clarity and creativity.

You can always tweak the immediate actions you take later on. The real task of the moment is to get feedback, knowledge and experience so you can build your self-esteem and empower yourself to success.

Conquering self doubt frees you to stay on the course and reach the goals you’ve planned for yourself. Don’t let the voices of self doubt exhaust you to the point of abandoning your future success.

Start Small To Take Away The Power Of Self Doubt

Beginning an Internet marketing business with a product launch that’s much less expensive than some of your successful colleagues (who love to post their earnings from one launch that would pay your bills for months) can help alleviate some of your self-doubt.

Starting on a small scale – perhaps a $7 product instead of a $97 one – can mean less work to get it off and running and a launch that can teach you a thing or two.

The feedback and knowledge you get from beginning with a small launch is invaluable to help you move up to higher ticket items.

You’ll likely build your list with each small launch, too – meaning that when you do get to the big ticket launches, you’ll have more marketers who will buy from you. With each small launch, your self-confidence will build and self doubt will begin to wane and destroy your lack of confidence; you will feel empowered.

Even the small launches may fail, but that’s a good thing, too – when you use the knowledge you gained to set your focus on something else or to use another strategy because the current one isn’t working.

You won’t have lost much time and energy if you discover these truths from a small launch. Self doubt is often made up from failures of the past, but your small successes can provide positive thoughts about the positive outcomes you’ve realized.

The positive feedback you receive from small successes may serve to set you up for huge success. There’s always something new to learn in Internet marketing.

Beginning your business or venturing out in a different direction in small increments helps you sharpen your skills and become more confident in future business situations.

You’ll soon discover if something works – or not – and can quickly tweak or discard it at your discretion. Little will be lost if you haven’t invested a great deal in something you lack knowledge about.

Correcting your course along the way is the same thing pilots do when they’re approaching a bit of unexpected bad weather before reaching their destination.

Look at the charts again, learn from the experience you’ve gathered during the small ventures and correct your course so that you’re firmly on a safe and steady path again.

Learn from other marketers. Follow the business path of others to possibly discover more ways you can promote yourself and become successful with your own enterprise.

It’s sometimes easy to get lost in your own little world of strategizing and promoting, but you may become stagnant if you don’t allot some time for learning from others.

Trust your instinct and values when making decisions about your business. There are many shady marketers out there who might turn your head with promises of fast money, but if you stay true to your own values, self-confidence will become the antidote to any self doubt you may have.

Whatever you want in life will require discipline to achieve and overcoming negative thoughts and self doubt is a small part of this. So, if you want to know more about harnessing the power of self-discipline, then check out the featured resource below for a free report; download, read it and take action 🙂

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Discover How Using Honesty Will Boost Your Email Open Rates

Discover How Using Honesty Will Boost Your Email Open Rates

Discover How Using Honesty Will Boost Your Email Open Rates

You may have heard marketers say, “Email marketing is dead” … or email deliverability rates are low these days. The list of complaints is many and by all appearances, it seems like email marketing is getting tougher now because more and more subscribers are wary and jaded.

Marketing emails are viewed skeptically, and subscribers are much more discerning now. This is why some marketers have started using platforms like Facebook Messenger or bot services such as ManyChat or MobileMonkey because engagement is generally higher, but that doesn’t always convert into leads or sales.

Yet, there are a handful of marketers who excel at email marketing. They have high open rates, high click through rates and their emails get them a ton of sales and commissions.

So, how do they do it?

The answer is simple. They have a good relationship with their list, and they have a good sized list. The best way to build your list fast will be to retain your current subscribers as you add more to the list. If each email you send gets many unsubscribes, it will be an uphill task.

Ultimately, you need to be an honest and transparent marketer who is unique enough to stand above the noise. This is crucial to building trust and getting you noticed by your subscriber.

Don’t think of your email list as simply a cash cow to promote your (or affiliate) products or services, but rather think of them as your tribe.

Once you can achieve these 2 goals, getting people to open your emails and buy your products or the products you recommend will be a breeze.

You must treat them well and make them realise that you are simply trying to help them. The fact that you may make money by them buying your products or services is simply a byproduct of your helping them to succeed. Of course, this need to be a genuine desire to help them; you will NOT be able to fake this, so don’t even try!

Use the 5 pointers below to boost your open rates by winning your list over with your personality

Promote Only What You Believe In

This is a HUGE factor when it comes to building trust with your list. You should always promote or sell products that are of high-quality and will get the buyer their money’s worth.

Too many marketers these days tend to promote every product under the sun just so that they can get commissions.

In the short run, this may work… but over time, their list will stop trusting them and the sales will dry up faster than a wet towel in the Sahara desert.

Do your research on the product, the product creator, the price, the pros and cons, etc. This will allow you to give an honest review of the product and if it’s something that you wouldn’t buy… do NOT recommend it.

Show Them You’ve Purchased The Product

One of the best ways to inspire your list to buy the product you’re recommending. Even if you received a review copy or a complimentary gift in return for a promotion, go ahead and buy the product if you like it.

Take a screenshot of your purchase and display it in your email to show that you actually forked out money for it.

This will show that you too have skin in the game and you’re truly recommending something that you believe in.

Test Out The Product If You Can

Test the product out and see if it works. It doesn’t matter if it’s perfume or some ‘make money online’ (MMO) eBook that promises profits.

Make sure that you test the product out and see the results for yourself. Do you like it? Does it deliver on its promises? Is it worth the money?

If the answer is yes to all of the above questions, then you can promote it knowing full well that it’s good. Do not blindly pass off the claims on the sales copy as gospel when doing a review.

Don’t Contradict Yourself

This is very common among online marketers who promote products in the MMO niche. On one day they may be praising a particular YouTube video ranking software and saying that it’s the ‘last one you’ll ever need.’

A week later, when a new but similar video ranking software is released, they’ll promote this like it’s the best thing you’ll ever need.

Your subscribers can see through these shenanigans. Do not contradict yourself in your emails. If you’re promoting a software that is really good, then you should get a copy of it yourself and try it out.

You can then share your knowledge and tips with the list and show them the results you got from using the software.

You’re supposed to promote and also help your subscribers learn to use what they buy. You can create tutorial videos, blog posts. etc. to guide them. You are limited by your own imagination as far as delivering value goes. That’s what a wise marketer would do instead of pushing every piece of junk that hits the market.

Finding Your Voice

As a marketer, you’ll need to stand out from the rest. There are many ways to do this. You could use photos of yourself in your emails or have an attractive personality that comes across in your emails.

A sense of humor or brutal honesty or links to videos that you’ve made will help your readers get to know you better.

The key to being unique is to let your personality shine. Do not try to fake it till you make it or act like an authority who is pulling in six figures a month, if you’re not even close. The age old dating advice of just being yourself applies here too.

If you can practice these 5 tips and make them second nature to your email marketing, your open rates will skyrocket, and your subscribers will look forward to your emails.

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Search Engine Optimization And Why You Need To Use It

Search Engine Optimization And Why You Need To Use It

Search Engine Optimization And Why You Need To Use It

E-commerce is a cutthroat business. You have to arm yourself with the proper know-how and the tools to make your site a cut above the rest.

Each day, more and more sites are clamouring to optimize their rankings in websites and if you lose your guard, you may just get trampled on and be left in the abyss filled with so many failed e-commerce sites.

Search Engine Optimization or SEO is a term widely used today by many e-commerce sites.  For the past few years and the next ten years or so, search engines will be the most widely used internet tool to find the sites that they need to go to and get the product or information they need.

Most people that use search engines use only the ten top search results in the first page. Making it to the first page, more so to the top three is a barometer of a site’s success in SEO marketing.

You will get a higher ratio of probability in being clicked on when you rank high. The more traffic for your site, the more business you rake in.

But it is essential to grab a hold of that spot or make your ranking even better. As I said before, each day is a new day for all e-commerce sites to make themselves rank higher using search engine optimization. It is imperative to make your site better and better every day.

So just what is search engine optimization and do you have to use it? The answer to why you have to use it is an easy one. You need search engine optimization to be number one, or maybe at least make your site income generating.

With search engine optimization you can get the benefit of generating a high traffic volume. Let’s just say you get only a turnout of successful sales with 10 to 20 percent of your traffic. If you get a hundred hits or more a day, you get a good turnout of sales already. If you get only twenty to ten hits a day, you only get one or two sales, if any at all.

So once again, what is search engine optimization? Well, SEO is a strategy of using tools and methods to make your site rank highly in the results of search engines.

Getting yourself on the first page and better yet in the top half of the page will ensure that your site will generate public awareness of your site’s existence and subsequently generate more traffic; traffic that could lead to potential income and business.

Search engine optimization requires a lot of work to be fully realized. There are many aspects you have to change on your site or add as well to obtain great search engine optimization.

These will include getting lots of information about the keyword phrases that are popular in regard to your sites niche or theme.

You may also need to rewrite your sites content so that you can get the right keyword phrases in your site without making it too commercial but light and informative. There are certain rules and guidelines to be followed with making your site’s content applicable and conducive to search engine optimization.

You will also need to collaborate with many other sites so that you can get link exchanges and page transfers. The more inbound and outbound traffics generated by sites among others are one of the components search engines uses to rank sites.

Try to search the internet for some useful tricks. Tips, guidelines and methods for search engine optimization are plentiful. Read as many articles as you can that will help you optimize your site in search engine results.

The more knowledge and information you gather, the better. This will all help you in getting those high rankings. This may require a little time and effort on your part, but the benefits will be astounding.

If you can part with some money, there are many sites on the internet that can help you in search engine optimization. There are many sites that help in tracking keyword phrases that can help your site.

There are also some content writers that have lots of experience in making good keyword laden content for your sites that have good quality.

Act now and see the benefits garner with search engine optimization. All of these will result in better traffic and more business for your site and company.

7 Ways To Increase Your Traffic Starting Yesterday

Internet. Business. Profit. To fully integrate all of these words into a successful merging you will need another word: Traffic. Every article you will find about making your site or company successful will always include the importance of generating traffic.

So, we all know that at the core of it all, traffic is the most essential thing for a successful internet-based business company.

 Aside from ensuring that you have a great product to sell, and you have your company’s internal organization well taken care of, it is now time to get to the nitty gritty of things, generating traffic.

If you already have a site and you don’t think that you’re getting the traffic that you deserve to be getting, then it’s time to reconsider your search engine marketing strategy.

If you are competing in these very competitive niches, you should always try to be a step ahead of your competition, increasing your traffic flow should have been done starting yesterday.

Timing is essential, that’s an old adage known to everyone. But with generating traffic, you should always be on your toes and be a day ahead of everyone else.

Never think of today and tomorrow as a starting point for making your site traffic laden, it should always have been done yesterday.

To help you out in generating more traffic for your site, here are seven sure-fire ways to increase your traffic starting  yesterday.

1) Invest in good advertising with search engines

Google’s Adwords and Yahoo’s Overture provide great advertising schemes that are very popular and assures great traffic. Although this sure-fire way to increase your traffic will cost some money.

While some would shy away from spending money to increase traffic, it is imperative in this case to do so because Adwords and Overture is a top way to increase your traffic.

You can see for yourself the success that these search engine advertising methods have reaped rewards for so many companies. Lots of sites feature these advertising system and many have signed up to reap the benefits.

Do not be left behind. Every penny is worth it using Google and Yahoo’s advertising.

2) Exchange or trade links with other sites

When exchanging links with other sites, both of you will benefit from the efforts both of you do to enhance your sites traffic. When one site features another sites link, they will provide one another with the traffic one site generates.

The efforts are doubly beneficial because it appears that both of you are working to generate more traffic. The more links traded with more sites, the more traffic can be expected.

3) Use Viral Marketing

Viral marketing allows you to spread the word about your company and product without any cost virtually, or low cost if any.

This is a marketing method that can be quite sneaky; you can attach your company’s name, product or link to a certain media such as a funny video, entertaining game, an interesting article or a gossip or buzz.

 With this method, people get infected with the creativity and entertainment of the medium that they will pass it on to many of their friends; the key is to know what is trending in your niche and jump on it as quickly as possible.

4) Search and use proper keywords or keyword phrases for your sites content

Search engines look for certain keywords (SEO Keywords) that they will show on their results page. In doing so, having the right keyword and keyword phrase is a high requirement in ranking high in the search engine results.

You could write your own content, or you can hire someone to do it for you.

5) Write articles that can lead traffic to your site

Submit articles to sites that contain the same content that your business deals in. If you sell car parts, write press releases and articles about cars and car parts.

 Attach your sites description and services at the end of the article as well as a link back to your site.

6) Join forums and form online communities

Capture a market and show your expertise and credibility. When you have built a solid foundation via your site, people will trust you and your business and will pass this on to others; word of mouth recommendations are very powerful!

Traffic will certainly increase because they know that you can provide what they need.

7) Lastly, offer newsletters

If a lot people know about you and your business and they share this  with others, you can find loyal traffic that will provide you with even more traffic by their recommendation.

Offering free newsletters packed with value may be shared among friends and this can lead them back to your site, and potentially a sale.

The key is to always overdeliver on everything you do and provide. Do this and the traffic will come as people begin to learn about you and your reputation, and this in turn will help to push your site up the rankings in the search engines, increasing traffic even more!

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Some Key Affiliate Marketing Tools

Some Key Affiliate Marketing Tools

Some Key Affiliate Marketing Tools

Knowing how affiliate marketing works is essential. So is being able to create content that attracts the right audience. But once you know the fundamentals of operating as an affiliate online, you’ll want to employ the use of a few tools that can help you do your job quicker, better and more efficiently. So, be sure to add these tools to your affiliate marketing plan.

WordPress themes are one type of tool that can help you increase sales. Each blog comes with free themes installed that you can choose from – but there are themes that have specifically been engineered to help affiliates make conversions.

One example is called Theme Forest and it’s very popular among professional bloggers. Their themes cost a bit of money, but they are highly customizable, so once you begin seeing some profits, you may want to advance your theme design to the next level.

Keyword tools are the best way to get an edge on the competition. You can dig down into your niche and compile a huge arsenal of longtail keyword phrases that will attract tons of traffic to your affiliate site.

There are both free and paid keyword tools. The free tools typically let you do a limited amount of research. They’ll return a list of keywords and phrases, tell you the global monthly volume, and give you a word like “low, medium or high” for competition levels.

Then there are the more advance keyword tools. These types of paid keyword tools help you get even more information, including the profit potential of the words and phrases.

Plugins are great for affiliates to put on their blog because they help your blog automate certain tasks. Or they provide others with the ability to do tasks. You can add a social bookmarking plugin so that your visitors can share your reviews with others on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter or via email.

There are plugins that allow you to easily embed Amazon product listings into your blog post. Some help your site become mobile friendly in an instant. You can research all of the latest plugins for affiliate marketing online.

There is some software on the market that helps affiliates optimize their sites for search engines, or gain backlinks from other good resources. You’ll have to evaluate each one to ensure it’s not engaging in spammy behavior before you use it for your own site.

Using affiliate tools is something you should do gradually. Trying to automate too many elements at once can overwhelm you. You want to have a hands-on understanding about what makes you site grow and convert before you replace yourself with an automated system or tool.

Affiliate Marketing Growth

Once you learn the basics of affiliate marketing, you’ll begin wanting to know about exploding your profits. You’re going to hear a lot of people repeat the phrase, “wash, rinse, repeat” to you – and that can get frustrating if you don’t know exactly what that means.

It basically means that once you start seeing success with your current tactics, you’ll want to replicate them and make more money. There are a few ways you can do this as an affiliate marketer looking for growth, so apply these tips to your affiliate marketing strategy.

First, you can go into more niche markets. If you know that your strategies are working in the parenting niche, for example, you can expand into another niche like fitness. You want to make sure that you have time to manage the number of sites that you create.

You can also grow your profits by expanding on the products you’re promoting. You might have built a site about baby strollers, for example. You can build on that by creating similar niche sites, like baby car seats, baby clothes, baby swings, and so on.

Once you start promoting more products, you might want to build a home site that links to all of these mini topics. So for example, you could build a main parenting site that links to your other sites on strollers, baby bottles, car seats and more.

You can also look into other affiliate programs to boost your commissions. If you’re only promoting on Amazon, for example – check out Commission Junction, Share-a-Sale, and so on.

If you’re on ClickBank only right now, then see what’s on JVZoo, Warrior Plus, and even Amazon in the book or Kindle departments. Those can tack on extra commissions to your profits.

Another growth factor is obviously traffic. You should be studying various ways to boost traffic to your affiliate sites. More traffic means more conversions. Build a subscriber list so you can communicate with them repeatedly.

When you’re ready to make the leap, you can grow your affiliate income by becoming a product creator. Writing a book about your affiliate experiences allows you to promote the tools and courses that helped you along the way. Inside your course, you could link to a keyword tool, for example – and make a commission from that.

Affiliate Marketing Mobile Perk

Is your affiliate marketing site mobile-friendly? Not many are. If someone goes to your website from their iPad or iPhone, it should have a mobile option for them to see. This allows them to read the content easily so they don’t have to squint or manually expand the screen from section to section.

Many people are replacing the use of home PCs with mobile devices. The numbers are still in favor of home personal computers, but the use of mobile technology is growing at a fast rate.

If you’re promoting tangible items, it can increase sales. People want to shop and compare prices or find items for sale that they can’t find locally. So let’s say a mother wanted the latest Monster High doll for her little girl.

She is in her local Walmart or Target store, but they’re all sold out. She desperately wants this for her daughter, so right in the aisles, before she buys a substitute doll, she takes a chance on seeing if it’s for sale online.

She Googles the name of the Monster High doll and lands on your affiliate toy review site where you’ve just written a review about this doll, pointing her in the direction of Amazon and its free shipping option. She orders it instantly – thanks to your mobile-enabled site option.

Holiday shopping season means an increased mobile demand, too. This is the time of year when there is always a sold-out sign hovering where the most in-demand items were once shelved.

People can comparison shop for price bargains, get Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales on your mobile-friendly domain while also getting local bargains offline. But it’s not just tangible items that sell well on mobile devices.

As an affiliate, you might get into things that mobile users often buy on their devices. This includes things such as eBooks and ringtones. Sometimes they’ll buy a mobile app and you can earn a commission for it.

There are some free tools that help you take your site mobile in an instant. WP Touch is one plugin that’s free where you can instantly activate it and turn your site into a mobile-friendly entity.

Or you can invest in the specific design of a mobile-friendly option customized for your domain. These prices vary, but you want to make sure that it doesn’t create any errors for those wanting to use your site from a PC if they choose that option.

Follow these affiliate marketing tips, and you’ll be on the way to becoming a successful affiliate marketer in no time. And if you want to know more about affiliate marketing check out the featured resource below for a free report; download, read it and take action 😊

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