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How to Be a Great Affiliate Marketer

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Affiliate marketing is one of the simplest ways to make money online. You do not have to worry about product creation or carrying inventory and you can get started with little out-of-pocket expense. The following are some things to keep in mind if you are looking to be a great affiliate marketer.

Know the Right Audience to Market Your Products

When you are selling other people's products and services, you need to know the right audience in order to market so you have the best chance of being successful. You need to research where online that you can find the right audience and how to most effectively market to them. If you do not know the right audience, otherwise, you will not be successful, and if you are not able to target the right audience, then you will not make any significant progress in affiliate marketing, and targeting the right traffic can make a difference between fail/success.

Know the Right Products to Promote

You need to know the right products to promote when you are a great affiliate marketer. You need to know that you can not promote everything in your particular niche as you will not be successful. You need to decide on just a few products to promote so you can be able to take the time to let people know their benefits. Are you trying to promote products that you do not know anything about? How can you sell me a fishing pole, when you know nothing about fishing poles, and this would be problematic if your customers know more then you do.

Use the Right Content and Communicate with Your Audience

You will want to create content that will engage and help your audience. You want to build a level of trust with them so that when they need a product or service that you offer, then they will know that you are the one to help them. Additionally, you need to communicate with your audience as you cannot simply sign up to be an affiliate marketer and expect money to just start appearing. Share your enthusiasm for your products, and anything worth having in life is not free, and if you want something bad enough, then you have to be willing to work for what you desire, keep in mind that you are not Jesus, and the fish are not going to jump in your boat; Even then, if you are not good at fishing, then you will not catch any fish, in order to keep this simple, your traffic, and visitors are the fish you want to catch.

Keep these affiliate marketing tips in mind and you will see that you will have a much simpler time making money as an affiliate marketer.
 
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Affiliate marketing is all about promoting other people's business and products and getting commissions for any sales made through your promotional campaigns. Now, the one lovely thing about affiliate marketing is that one can keep earning commissions for a promotion done 5 or even more years ago. As long as people purchase any product which one promoted, the affiliate marketer's commissions is guaranteed.
 

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Affiliate marketing is all about promoting other people's business and products and getting commissions for any sales made through your promotional campaigns. Now, the one lovely thing about affiliate marketing is that one can keep earning commissions for a promotion done 5 or even more years ago. As long as people purchase any product which one promoted, the affiliate marketer's commissions is guaranteed.
affiliate marketing is something similar to promoting your own site, however, you are just doing it for someone else, I guess we can take this site for example, you can write all the content you want on the given subject, however, the site will not progress much further then what it is doing now if we do not proceed with some sort of SEO, however, there is no reason to do SEO until it is going to produce some sort of ROI, and at this time it will not, and in away, we are in a rolling catch 22 where we are producing some content, however, very little of that content is ranking right now, then we end right back from where we started, which is producing more content, no ranking, and thus no traffic, and affiliate marketing would be no different, your goal would be to create content for your niche, then get your content to rank for the keywords that you are targeting for your niche, and if your content is not ranking, then you end up in the exact same position that we are in now, and nothing happens, however, we are still new, and when some sort of SEO is put into place, then it can take several weeks to several months before you see any activity from your SEO efforts, so we will see.
 

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affiliate marketing is something similar to promoting your own site, however, you are just doing it for someone else, I guess we can take this site for example, you can write all the content you want on the given subject, however, the site will not progress much further then what it is doing now if we do not proceed with some sort of SEO, however, there is no reason to do SEO until it is going to produce some sort of ROI, and at this time it will not, and in away, we are in a rolling catch 22 where we are producing some content, however, very little of that content is ranking right now, then we end right back from where we started, which is producing more content, no ranking, and thus no traffic, and affiliate marketing would be no different, your goal would be to create content for your niche, then get your content to rank for the keywords that you are targeting for your niche, and if your content is not ranking, then you end up in the exact same position that we are in now, and nothing happens, however, we are still new, and when some sort of SEO is put into place, then it can take several weeks to several months before you see any activity from your SEO efforts, so we will see.
So in essence what and all we need for now since DG is still new is to add more and more content and with time when some sort of SEO is brought into the fold, we will see how things goes. All we need now is getting more traffic and getting more members who can actually contribute quality content would be one way to get the traffic for the community.
 

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So in essence what and all we need for now since DG is still new is to add more and more content and with time when some sort of SEO is brought into the fold, we will see how things goes. All we need now is getting more traffic and getting more members who can actually contribute quality content would be one way to get the traffic for the community.
The newer a site, then the more difficult it would be to rank for much of anything, and google does this on purpose in order to make sure site is going to hang around as google is not stupid, and they know people setup sites for fraud, spam, and other reasons that some sites may be up to no good, and google likes to sit back for a while, watching the site to see what direction the site maybe going, and once google starts to trust your site more and more, then google will start allowing the site to rank higher and higher for various keywords, and this goes for the blog also; most case studies that I have seen regarding more traffic is normally reported between 6-12 months, and this is why it takes so long for a site to show any real results as google is constantly analzing your site to make sure we are going to be here, and we are not here to scam people, and I have also seen in some case studies where people say they did not get much traffic for several months, then almost overnight, the traffic started to ramp up month after month, for instance, someone said they got almost no traffic for the first 7 months, then on month 8, traffic started pouring in, then their traffic increased from there going into month 9, month 10, and so on, and this can be different for everysite, as all sites are not created equal, and as long as we create high-quality content and helping people that signup on our forum, then I would say that we do not have all that much to worry about, so just keep doing what you are doing, create high quality threads, and posts, and let google do their job, and that is exactly what google wants to see, useful content, and as a result of useful content, then the site will get higher ranking over time.
 

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The newer a site, then the more difficult it would be to rank for much of anything, and google does this on purpose in order to make sure site is going to hang around as google is not stupid, and they know people setup sites for fraud, spam, and other reasons that some sites may be up to no good, and google likes to sit back for a while, watching the site to see what direction the site maybe going, and once google starts to trust your site more and more, then google will start allowing the site to rank higher and higher for various keywords, and this goes for the blog also; most case studies that I have seen regarding more traffic is normally reported between 6-12 months, and this is why it takes so long for a site to show any real results as google is constantly analzing your site to make sure we are going to be here, and we are not here to scam people, and I have also seen in some case studies where people say they did not get much traffic for several months, then almost overnight, the traffic started to ramp up month after month, for instance, someone said they got almost no traffic for the first 7 months, then on month 8, traffic started pouring in, then their traffic increased from there going into month 9, month 10, and so on, and this can be different for everysite, as all sites are not created equal, and as long as we create high-quality content and helping people that signup on our forum, then I would say that we do not have all that much to worry about, so just keep doing what you are doing, create high quality threads, and posts, and let google do their job, and that is exactly what google wants to see, useful content, and as a result of useful content, then the site will get higher ranking over time.
When a site is set up for fraudulent purposes, scam and duping people, there is every chance that such site wouldn't even last long for Google to pick it up for ranking because those scammed through the site would definitely give bad reviews about it and it kicks off the immediate end of the site. Most of these fraudulent are used for ponzi schemes and believe me people are falling prey to these scammers because most of them want easy way to making money. With DG even though it's just new, looking at how things are going with time which I'm sure wouldn't reach 7-8 months, it's going to get a good Google ranking.
 

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When a site is set up for fraudulent purposes, scam and duping people, there is every chance that such site wouldn't even last long for Google to pick it up for ranking because those scammed through the site would definitely give bad reviews about it and it kicks off the immediate end of the site. Most of these fraudulent are used for ponzi schemes and believe me people are falling prey to these scammers because most of them want easy way to making money. With DG even though it's just new, looking at how things are going with time which I'm sure wouldn't reach 7-8 months, it's going to get a good Google ranking.
You may be surprised that it may take longer, assume for a moment that we only have a forum, and the difficult process it can take to get a forum off the ground, what do we currently have that would attract more traffic/visitors to the site? If you think about it, not more then what other forums are providing their members; We already have 700+ posts, and the forum only has 3-4 active posters right now. I do not suspect things will really kick into another gear until the business/vendor shop platform is set up and ready to go, until then, we have just another forum, and we are not sure how people will perceive the site, do they want an ebook platform for sellers, B2B marketplace, or B2C Marketplace, or something else. DG does not wan to sell Apples if people are looking for grapes, and if you set up a platform that people may be interested in using, then it will be all that more difficult.
 

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So in essence what and all we need for now since DG is still new is to add more and more content and with time when some sort of SEO is brought into the fold, we will see how things goes. All we need now is getting more traffic and getting more members who can actually contribute quality content would be one way to get the traffic for the community.
Getting new members would in a way bring some SEO but this would only be if the new members of the site post frequently, and also talk about things that actually relate to business. Before Google can believe that Digital Global is an actual business oriented forum, it has to analyze the posts we make here and look for keywords that pertain to business. Basically, SEO is not an easy thing to achieve, as I'm sure @DGStaff would agree. Google will analyze the posts in the forum, then do the same for other business forums. After that, they will decide, based on the design of the forums, and obviously the keyword specificity/density, which of the forums would be more suitable to appear on the first page when a person looks up "business" or "Affiliate Marketing", using the Google search engine. It is the same principle used by bloggers out there, so you can imagine the competition.:unsure:
 

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Getting new members would in a way bring some SEO but this would only be if the new members of the site post frequently, and also talk about things that actually relate to business. Before Google can believe that Digital Global is an actual business oriented forum, it has to analyze the posts we make here and look for keywords that pertain to business. Basically, SEO is not an easy thing to achieve, as I'm sure @DGStaff would agree. Google will analyze the posts in the forum, then do the same for other business forums. After that, they will decide, based on the design of the forums, and obviously the keyword specificity/density, which of the forums would be more suitable to appear on the first page when a person looks up "business" or "Affiliate Marketing", using the Google search engine. It is the same principle used by bloggers out there, so you can imagine the competition.:unsure:
It's definitely not easy to succeed in SEO, there are lots of competition with several sites seeking to get a good ranking in Google which makes it a lot difficult because you would have to add to your site on daily basis to get to the point of getting ranked higher by Google and this doesn't stop there. Once the ranking is achieved, you would still have to work harder to maintain your spot or fall victim of getting cut down back. New members would do us good but we should be looking at getting those that can offer better content and good replies as well.
 
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Just like being an affiliate marketer requires marketing and promoting other people's products, it's very important to find out who are the right audience for the product and also know the right product to promote.

This is the only way to get the needed people the products that they need which they would likely purchase which in turn pays the affiliate marketer his/her commission.
 

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Since affiliate marketing is just another business you should always make sure before you decide to get involved that you have a structured plan in place. Make sure you employ all the helpful tools that are going to help you actually make money. If you use plugins, make sure you are using a plugin similar to the Affiliate Link Manager.
 

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It's definitely not easy to succeed in SEO, there are lots of competition with several sites seeking to get a good ranking in Google which makes it a lot difficult because you would have to add to your site on daily basis to get to the point of getting ranked higher by Google and this doesn't stop there. Once the ranking is achieved, you would still have to work harder to maintain your spot or fall victim of getting cut down back. New members would do us good but we should be looking at getting those that can offer better content and good replies as well.
It is not really that difficult to rank a website, however, newer websites will be harder to rank because they are new, and may not have a lot of content yet to rank certain keywords. and most people keep going after those cheap SEO link building providers. If you want your site to rank high, then you need to ditch F#@%$r and those lost cost backlinks that will never do anything for your site, and it will cost you, these days, it is pay to play. If you want to play with the big boys, then you are simply going to have to have a sizeable budget for on-going SEO, and to be honest, nothing less will work.

Just like being an affiliate marketer requires marketing and promoting other people's products, it's very important to find out who are the right audience for the product and also know the right product to promote.

This is the only way to get the needed people the products that they need which they would likely purchase which in turn pays the affiliate marketer his/her commission.
When the time is right, we will try to put up the best affiliate program, however, commissions may not be all that high, and that is because we can not tell our vendors how much to sell their products for, and if a vendor is selling a $1,000 item, then they would not agree to pay 50% commission, and this is the very amazon people keep saying that amazon's commission is so low, as they have no choice, amazon vendors would never sell their expensive merchandise on amazon if affiliates received huge commissions, and amazon fees/commissions are paid by vendors, not amazon.
 

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It is not really that difficult to rank a website, however, newer websites will be harder to rank because they are new, and may not have a lot of content yet to rank certain keywords. and most people keep going after those cheap SEO link building providers. If you want your site to rank high, then you need to ditch F#@%$r and those lost cost backlinks that will never do anything for your site, and it will cost you, these days, it is pay to play. If you want to play with the big boys, then you are simply going to have to have a sizeable budget for on-going SEO, and to be honest, nothing less will work.



When the time is right, we will try to put up the best affiliate program, however, commissions may not be all that high, and that is because we can not tell our vendors how much to sell their products for, and if a vendor is selling a $1,000 item, then they would not agree to pay 50% commission, and this is the very amazon people keep saying that amazon's commission is so low, as they have no choice, amazon vendors would never sell their expensive merchandise on amazon if affiliates received huge commissions, and amazon fees/commissions are paid by vendors, not amazon.
Most times affiliate marketers aren't paid enough for all the job they do in promoting a company's products, just like Amazon mistreat affiliate marketers under them and terminating their job at any slight misunderstanding, shows how affiliate marketers are under the mercy of iron fist of these parent companies like Amazon.
 

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To become a great affiliate marketer you need to provide enough value to your audience that they feel good about purchasing from you rather than anywhere else.
 

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To become a great affiliate marketer you need to provide enough value to your audience that they feel good about purchasing from you rather than anywhere else.
 

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It is not really that difficult to rank a website, however, newer websites will be harder to rank because they are new, and may not have a lot of content yet to rank certain keywords. and most people keep going after those cheap SEO link building providers. If you want your site to rank high, then you need to ditch F#@%$r and those lost cost backlinks that will never do anything for your site, and it will cost you, these days, it is pay to play. If you want to play with the big boys, then you are simply going to have to have a sizeable budget for on-going SEO, and to be honest, nothing less will work.
It's true that one can earn money online without needing to having a website, but if you are looking at making it higher and bigger with earning online, then you have to increase on your budget and invest more money and you can rest assured of making a reasonable amount of money from being an affiliate marketer with your website ranking higher.
 
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