Are Affiliate Marketers Still in Demand?

Are affiliate marketers still in demand today? Absolutely! As a matter of fact… affiliate marketers are more in demand than ever!

You see, digital products are being created at a dizzying rate by creators from around the world everyday. When these products enter the marketplace hot and new they often missing one vital marketing component: affiliates.

Basically, every affiliate program needs competent affiliate marketers to help spread the word about their new product or service.

In the digital marketplace, affiliate programs can pay out as much as 50 to 80 percent (and sometimes 100%!) in commissions to motivate affiliates to help market their new product.

The idea behind this is simple: an individual can only do so much on his own when it comes to marketing, especially when compared to matching the marketing power of hundreds or even thousands of performing affiliates.

There is a huge piece of pie out there for everyone. However, there is one small problem: Have you ever noticed that in every affiliate program there are probably 90 to 95 percent of the affiliates who aren’t generating any sales? Chances are, you are one of them.

Tonight I had a chance to read an ebook by Edmund Loh which shares some of his affiliate marketing success strategies. If you would like to tap into the minds of the top 5 to 10 percent super affiliate marketers, I suggest that you get a copy of “Affiliate Partner Success Secrets”.

Affiliate Partner Success Secrets details how you can be a successful cash raking affiliate marketer. You will also discover all the ins and outs of affiliate marketing in an easy to understand format.

Muscle Mail Gets a Facelift

Have you seen the all new Muscle Mail Safelist?

A few years ago Muscle Mail attempted to solve the problems of traditional safelists advertising. Rather than flood your inbox with thousands of emails members could simply log into the Muscle Mail site to view ads from other members. Members could earn credits by browings text and html emails from other members and then use those credits to post their own ads.

The old Muscle Mail Safelist was more like a traffic exchange than an actual safelist. The problem was that it didn’t have the same security features as a traffic exchange. It was too easy for members to blow through dozens of ads a minute without ever taking the time to read them. This made the credits you earned virtually useless since your ads were barely being seen.

Over the last year a new type of advertising program has been gaining in popularity. These sites are called text ad exchanges. The new text ad exchanges attempt to bridge the gap between safelists and traffic exchanges. Members can view ads on the site to earn credits but there are now better security features forcing members to view the advertisements for a set amount of time.

Text ad exchanges really excel in giving members the ability to spend their advertising credits on solo ads. These are ads that are emailed to members, much like a credit-based safelist, but they are usually limited to only a few emails a day. This creates a much higher response rate to your ads since your email isn’t being set out with hundreds of other ads each day.

Muscle Mail has recently upgraded their site to embrace the new text ad exchange system. You can still post your text and html emails on the site but they now offer many more ways for advertisers to get their ads seen.

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How to Create Your Own Digital Niche Products

There are literally thousands of different things out there that people can create, but it still amazes me that most marketers on the web only promoting affiliate programs.

Don’t get me wrong. I don’t have anything against promoting affiliate programs but if that is all you are doing then you are missing the boat. You see, one of the biggest and best reasons to create your own product is to start YOUR OWN affiliate program.

Think about the affiliate program that you are promoting now. Think about all of your valuable time, energy, and advertising dollars you put into promoting somebody else’s program. Now imagine if you had 100 people just like you promoting your product in that fashion.

Now, this might not be something for you. You may be reading this without any knowledge of Internet marketing. That’s fine. No matter who you are or what experience you have (if any) you can still create a profitable niche product or have somebody else create it for you and sell it on the web.

The other reason to have your own product is the backend. Each product your affiliates sell for you becomes another target customer that can buy products from you where you don’t have to pay any affiliates. That’s why you see some affiliate programs paying 60-75%. They aren’t interested in making money off of the first sale, they want the money that will come in from the second, third, and fourth sale. So the affiliate program owner will pay you 60-75% to basically bring customers into his sales funnel.

It is a simple concept, but I am amazed by how many people aren’t doing it.

I am mostly referring to digital niche products. These are usually digital “how to” products that you can sell on the net. I have sold both digital and hard copy, and digital has so many advantages, and hardly any disadvantages.

Digital niche products are products that it can be downloaded over the Internet. Hard copy means that you have to mail out a product for each order.

Here is why digital is where the money is:

– Totally automated. There are scripts that can completely automate order processing, product fulfillment, and backend sales process. You only have to pay once to get this type of deal set up. To have a hard copy product fully automated, you would have to pay a certain amount each time to get a company to ship your products for you.

– Digital products sell better. As long as you provide instant access to your product, meaning they can download it, you will make more sales. People can’t resist instant gratification.

– Less hassle. You don’t have to worry about packaging, shipping, printing costs, post office hassles, etc.. You create the product once, then make as many copies of it as you want to sell on the net.

I get emails almost every day from people asking me what is the best and quickest way to make money on the Internet. I have to say that there is NO way to instant riches. It doesn’t exist. But the quickest way that I know to create a big monthly income is to create YOUR OWN digital niche product.

Niche Profit Formula gives you a very simple system that you can follow to create your own product and get it selling quickly. The steps are all very simple. Just do them one at a time in order and you will do just fine.

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Free Advertising is Good, Paid Advertising is Better

Happy August!

It’s the start of a new month and time for me to start some new advertising campaigns.

I have been holding off on doing any new advertising for a few weeks.  Last month I got a really good deal on about a dozen pro memberships on some of the top traffic exchanges.  It seems like every time I upgrade on a traffic exchange I ending surfing twice as much so I can feel like I am getting my money’s worth.  That’s where most of my time has been spent last month.

Today I decided it was time to dip into my PayPal account and spend some of the money I made last month.  Here’s what I got…

Advertising Know How: List Builder Mega Pack $60 – I started using AKH’s free list builder in June and have been very happy with it.  I’ve been hearing good things from people who have bought list builder credits so I thought I would give it a try.  Looking forward to seeing how many sign-ups I can get in the next 30 days.

HitsConnect: Partner Membership $12 – I have put off getting a HitsConnect membership for awhile since I have been using free link trackers for years.  However, HitsConnect has a few cool features I have been wanting like the ability to track sign-ups so I figured i’d give it a shot.  Looks good so far.  The fun part was changing my urls in 50+ traffic exchanges.  I better like it because I don’t feel like changing them all back if I decide to quit.  Maybe that’s why it is so popular.  Hmmm…

TE Blaster: Mega Blast $90 – My first advertising co-op!  Seems a little expensive to me but it’s all part of my master plan to get more traffic while doing less work.  I’ll be tracking the results with HitsConnect so i’ll know next month if it was worth the money.

TS25: Platinum Membership $25 – I have been neglecting TS25 for awhile.  I think it’s one of the best traffic exchanges around but I also think it’s only worth surfing if you surf it a lot.  The way I see it, if I am going to spend that much time on a traffic exchange, I might as well go with a premium membership.  Look for me on the leader board starting next week.

ebay: Pioneer DV-C503 $40 – Ok, this isn’t directly related to advertising.  My dvd player died 2 months ago and I’ve been watching movies with my ps2 since then which kinda sucks.  I found the exact same model of my old 5-disc player on ebay today for $40 shipped so I grabbed it.  Figured I deserved to spend a little money on something fun.

That’s it for today.  I still have some money left over to buy a bunch of solo ads.  I’ll worry about that next week.