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Reasons To Join Affiliate Programs

Reasons To Join Affiliate Programs
Written by Craig Warren

There are HUGE benefits to promoting affiliate programs
with your own home based Internet business. Lets look at
some of the best reasons to join affiliate programs.

No Production Costs

The cost to develop and produce a new product is
prohibitive for almost anyone who wants to start a home-
based business. With affiliate programs, production costs
aren’t an issue. The product has been developed and
proven, all on the merchant’s nickel.

Low Cost Set-up

Compared with building a brick and mortar store, starting
a home-based Internet business is relatively cheap. You
probably already have a desk, Internet-connected computer
and word-processing software, which is all the equipment
you may need to start making easy money from affiliate

No Fees or Licenses

I often compare doing business as an affiliate, with
distributing a line of products in the real world. The
biggest difference is that the distributor must often pay
for a license to distribute products within a limited
geographic region. Affiliate programs, on the other hand
are usually free to join and geographic market reach is
limited only by the affiliate’s ability to promote his

Sell Almost Anything

What isn’t sold online? That list must be shorter than
the one describing all that IS sold online. There are
thousands and thousands of affiliate programs selling
every product under the sun. That makes it easy to find
products related to your current or planned website.

No Sales Experience Required

When I started my affiliate business, I had absolutely no
sales experience. That wasn’t a problem, however. The
companies I affiliated with provided excellent marketing
material. Using their sales copy, I was able to get my
first affiliate site up in less than a day.

No Employees

Employee salaries are the biggest business expense.
Although you may need or want someone to work for you on
occasion, you’ll never have to worry about hiring full or
part-time employees while working as an affiliate

When you have a project you want to hire out, it is easy
to find specialists in every computer-related field who
can work for you from the comfort of THEIR own homes. You
pay only for the project and never have to worry about
ongoing employee related benefits and deductions.

No Merchant Accounts

Setting up a merchant account is time-consuming and
costly. However, affiliate marketers don’t need a merchant
account. Merchants bear all the costs for payment
processing. As an affiliate, you’ll never lose sleep over
chargebacks, fraud or losing your merchant account.

No Inventory

As an affiliate marketer, you can sell large items
without storage concerns, even if you live in a small
one-bedroom apartment.

No Order-Processing

Forget the problems associated with collecting and
storing names, addresses, credit card numbers, etc. The
merchant does all that!

No Shipping

The cost and hassle to prepare and ship products to
customers worldwide could be staggering. Affiliates never
have to worry about packaging supplies or postal rates.

No Customer Service:

Do you hate the prospect of dealing with nasty people or
customer complaints? Don’t worry about it! The merchant
handles the snivelers.

Make Money While You Sleep

What other business allows you as a sole proprietor to
keep your doors open and keep making money even when you
take breaks or after you go home for the night?

Worldwide Marketplace

The Internet is the world’s largest marketplace. You can
drive more visitors to your online store in a day, than
a small-town merchant will see in his or her brick and
mortar business in a year.

Minimal Risk

The product you chose isn’t making money? Dump it. Take
down your links and promote another! It’s that easy.
There are no long-term contracts binding you to products
that don’t sell.

High Income Potential

If you have a job, your salary or hourly wage is probably
pre-determined. Maybe there’s not much, other than
working overtime, that you can do to increase your
income. With your own affiliate business on the Internet
your income potential is limited only by your desire,
effort and imagination. No other business is so
inexpensive to start yet offers such high profit
potential without investing years of labor.

Affiliate programs enable you to work from almost
anywhere in the world!

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Writing Your First E-Book

Writing Your First E-Book
Copyright © Craig Warren

If you’ve noticed on the internet, it’s hard to find a
website one visits that doesn’t have an eBook of some
sort that’s being offered for sale or for free. Let’s
face it the internet survives by being the worlds
greatest source of information.

As someone once said, If you can’t find something on the
internet chances are it doesn’t exist. One of the
reasons E-Books have become so prevalent is that they have
the ability to go viral and subsequently direct increased
traffic to an authors website. If you’ve never written an
eBook because you’re not sure how to do so is
understandable. However its really not that difficult to
achieve if one follows a few simple steps.

Obviously the first thing to do when attempting to create
an E-Book is to decide what you wish to write about. To
avoid the dilemma of writers block choose a subject you
have prior experience in. Pick a topic that brings out
some passion in you. The more passionate you are about a
topic the easier it will be to write it. That passion of
yours will be felt by the readers and add strength to the
E-Books value.

After determining what topic you wish to write about you
need to do some preliminary organization. Start by taking
the time to create a title that has a little pizzazz.
List more than one and consult with friends as to their
opinion which one seems to jump out at them. How you
phrase the E-Books title is important. It’s like the bait
on a hook. If you catch a potential readers curiosity it
will be easier to reel them in to investigate the rest of
your writing. Once a title is chosen it’s time to organize
in what direction you wish to take the reader. Make
another list of sub categories which will end up being
chapters. It’s important to keep in mind not to over kill.
Unless you’re a scientist who needs to list all the facts a
topic has available there is no need to over explain ones
content. Keep it simple. Write your information in a
manner that an eighth grader could understand. Like it or
not the majority of Americans do not read at a college

Now, before you actually start to write ask yourself a
few questions. What do you want the eBook to accomplish?
Is your intention to share new information? Does the
information being shared help the reader solve a problem?
Who are you writing too? Are you writing something for
ladies only or are you trying to reach a specific group
and type of person? Are you trying to make your mark as
an expert? Is the purpose of writing this E-Book to
generate more traffic? Along with pondering these type of
questions decide if your project is to be sold or if it’s
going to be a give away. Knowing for sure what you’re up to
will help you to stay focused. It’s easy to get side
tracked when writing. You don’t want to be wondering all
over the place and ultimately leave the reader confused.

Finally, don’t forget to apply basic grammar practices.
Be sure to spell check your work. Misspelled words can
undermine the integrity of your writing. Make sure the
size of the print is easy on the eyes. If possible add
pictures to the E-Book to make the books environment more
pleasing. If you think of the E-Book as a series of small
stories being shared with a friend it’ll take no time at
all to accomplish the task. Don’t let yourself get burned
out. If you start to get tired when writing and that
natural creative flair of yours seems to be on the
downside simply walk away from it for a while.

Writing your first E-Book should and can be a rewarding
experience. If you still feel a little unconfident as to
your ability to take on such a challenge just go online
and find resources that will help you. Remember nothing
succeeds like success. Get that first E-Book under your
belt. Once you do chances are the only problem you’ll
have writing the next time is not trying to write two
E-Books at the same time.

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Tools for the High Rolling Affiliate Marketer

Tools for the High Rolling Affiliate Marketer
Copyright © Craig Warren

What does it take to become a successful Affiliate
Marketer? What are the ingredients of an affiliate
marketing success story? Is there a shortcut to
Affiliate Marketing glory? All these questions play
around in the minds of affiliate marketers who want
to make it big in this business. Although affiliate
marketing is touted as one of the easiest and most
effective ways to earn money online, it is not as
easy as it sounds.

The wise affiliate marketer plans every action and
executes it the best way he can. He should also maximize
the potential to earn by utilizing the right tools
necessary for a successful Affiliate Marketing business.
We have consulted some of the most successful affiliate
marketers in the business and below are the top three
necessary tools for a successful affiliate marketing

Important Tool #1: Your Own Website

The most important and indispensable tool in Affiliate
Marketing is your own website. The first step in any
successful affiliate marketing business is building a
good, credible and professional looking website. Your
website is the jump off point of all your marketing
efforts. Thus, you must first build a user-friendly
website, which will appeal to your prospects and
encourage them to click on the links to the products
and service you are promoting and make a purchase.
Therefore, you must first concentrate your efforts in
building a website that will cater to what your prospects

The most important thing you should consider is that
almost all web users go online to look for information,
not necessarily to go and buy something. Above all else,
make your website full of original, relevant and useful
content. People will love articles that are appealing
and helpful. Keep in mind that, in the internet, content
is still king and good quality content will not only
build your credibility, it can also help you achieve a
higher search engine ranking. By posting relevant and
useful articles, you establish yourself as a credible
expert in the field, making you a more trustworthy
endorser of the product or service you promote.
Establishing a good reputation is a good step in
building up a loyal consumer base.

Important Tool #2: Incentives

Competition is extremely tight in the internet world.
You must always be one-step ahead of your rivals to
ensure that you capture a significant share of your
target market. Therefore, you must use every possible
means to encourage people not only to visit your site
but also to click and proceed to the websites of the
products and services you are promoting. Building an
opt-in email list is one of the best ways to gather
prospects. Offer a newsletter or an e-zine. Better yet,
offer incentives to your prospects to encourage them to
subscribe to your newsletters. You can present free
software, access to exclusive services and other
freebies that will be helpful to your prospects.

Important Tool #3: Link Popularity

The importance of driving highly targeted traffic to your
website cannot be emphasized enough. The all-important
web traffic is at the top of the list of the most
important entities in the internet world. Attracting
people to your site should be the first step you should
carry out. Do everything to achieve a high search engine
ranking. Link Popularity is one of the factors that
search engines use to determine search engine rankings.
Therefore, to enhance your link popularity, you must
launch an aggressive reciprocal link campaign.

One of the best ways to do this at no cost at all is by
submitting articles, with your website’s link at the
resource box, to e-zines and free article sites. You will
not only gain exposure, you will also have the
opportunity to advertise for free, just include a link
back to your site. The more sites you submit your articles
to, the better your link popularity is. Make your articles
original, relevant and useful so that more websites will
pick it up and post it.

These are but three of the many tools that an affiliate
marketer can use to maximize earning potential. The
possibilities are endless and are limited only by your
imagination, creativity, resourcefulness and
determination. You can always explore other ideas and
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2 Tier Affiliate Programs Explained

2 Tier Affiliate Programs Explained
Copyright © Craig Warren

How will referring new affiliates to an affiliate program
make me money in the future? That’s where a 2 tier
affiliate program works like magic!

Affiliates are getting cleverer by the day. So these
days, affiliates know the difference between the
different types of traffic they can get paid for. There
are a lot of definitions though CPM, CPC, CPA, CPL, CPD
and many more.

CPM is impressions, when the publisher (the website owner)
gets paid every time a banner is shown.

CPC is clicks, where the publisher (or email marketer and
other marketers) gets paid every time a banner or text
link is clicked upon.

The other ways of getting paid are grouped together under
the term performance marketing and this is where the term
affiliate is most commonly used as well.

An affiliate is a marketer who sends visitors to another
site using a variety of methods (such as placing banners
or text links on their own site, buying sponsored
listings on search engines, email marketing and many other
different methods) and gets paid when an action happens.
This action can be a lead (CPL stands for Cost per Lead),
a Sale (CPS stands for Cost per Sale), a download (CPD
stands for Cost per download) and many other variations.

Some in the Internet industry refer to performance based
marketing as CPA (cost per acquisition), although the
term is also sometimes used for specific types of
campaigns such as leads or sales.

Now that we’ve got over the hard part, the rest is easy to

The affiliate gets paid for sending visitors to a
specific landing page where an action happens either
a lead, a sale, a download or some other sort of action
that the advertiser requires. As an example, some
advertisers are looking to build up their databases, so
they pay for each opt in email address they receive,
others want leads from specific locations, so they pay
for zip codes and then try convince the visitors after
they fill in their zip code, to fill in a more detailed
lead form.

The common denominator is that the affiliate gets paid
when an action happens.

A 2 Tier affiliate program is simply finding new
marketers to sign up under you to do EXACTLY what you are
doing sending visitors to different offers and getting
paid when the visitors perform some sort of action. So why
would you want other marketers to sign up under you to
promote the same offers? Simple you get paid a percentage
of the amount the affiliate you refer gets paid? Sounds

Don’t worry, it’s not hard to understand. As an example,
say John promotes 5 different offers on a single affiliate
network. He gets paid for every lead, sale, email and zip
code he generates from these different offers. John now
tells Mark about the network and gets Mark to sign up
using a banner or text link that has Johns referral code
built into it. Mark now signs up to the Affiliate Network
under John and starts promoting various offers and
advertisers from the Affiliate Network. These offers don’t
have to be the same offers that John is promoting. Mark
can promote ANY of the offers on the Affiliate Network.

And this is the best part

For any amounts that Mark gets paid, John receives a
percentage of the amount over and above what Mark gets
paid. So if Mark gets paid $1000 in Month 1, and the 2
Tier Affiliate program is paying 5%, then John would
receive $50 just for referring Mark.

But it gets even better

Some 2 Tier Affiliate Networks pay LIFETIME commissions.
So John wouldn’t get a referral commission just for a
month or a year he receives it FOR ALL TIME.

If Mark becomes a super affiliate and starts generating HUGE
commissions every month, John can just sit back and collect
the checks as he referred him.

There are 3 important things to know when finding
affiliates to sign up under you on 2 Tier Affiliate
Programs: Is the affiliate program or affiliate network
credible, has proper tracking so your referrals are
correctly tracked, has good campaigns and offers for the
affiliates to promote so they actually do make money and
do they pay timeously? Assuming that the affiliate program
or network is good, what percentage do they pay you on
amounts that your referrals get paid? All programs vary so
compare different programs to see what the industry
standard is.

How long do you continue receiving referral commissions
for? Some pay for a month, some for the lifetime and of
course there are many variations in between.

So do your homework and find a 2 Tier program that can
make you money long in the future for the work youre
doing today.

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Things All Affiliate Marketers Need To Survive Online

Things All Affiliate Marketers Need To Survive Online
Copyright © Craig Warren

Every affiliate marketer is always looking for the
successful market that gives the biggest paycheck.
Sometimes they think it is a magic formula that is
readily available for them. Actually, it is more
complicated than that. It is just good marketing
practices that have been proven over years of hard
work and dedication.

There are tactics that have worked before with online
marketing and is continuing to work in the online
affiliate marketing world of today. With these top three
marketing tips, you will be able to able to increase your
sales and survive in the affiliate marketing online.

What are these three tactics?

1. Using unique web pages to promote each separate
product you are marketing. Do not lump all of it together
just to save some money on web hosting. It is best to have
a site focusing on each and every product and nothing more.

Always include product reviews on the website so visitors
will have an initial understanding on what the product can
do to those who buys them. Also, include testimonials from
users who have already tried the product. Be sure that
these customers are more than willing to allow you to use
their names and photos on the site of the specific product
you are marketing.

You can also write articles highlighting the uses of the
product and include them on the website as an additional
page. Make the pages attractive compelling and include
calls to act on the information. Each headline should
attract the readers to try to read more, even contact
you. Highlight your special points. This will help your
readers to learn what the page is about and will want to
find out more.

2. Offer free reports to your readers. If possible,
position them at the very top side of your page so it
they simply cannot be missed. Try to create autoresponder
messages that will be mailed to those who input their
personal information into your sign up box. According to
research, a sale is closed usually on the seventh contact
with a prospect.

Only two things can possibly happen with the web page
alone: closed sale or the prospect leaving the page and
never return again. By placing useful information into
their inboxes at certain specified period, you will
remind them of the product they thought they want later
and will find out that the sale is closed. Be sure that
the content is directed toward specific reasons to buy
the product. Do not make it sound like a sales pitch.

Focus on important points like how your product can make
life and things easier and more enjoyable. Include
compelling subject lines in the email. As much as
possible, avoid using the word free because there are
still older spam filters that dumps those kind of
contents into the junk before even anyone reading them
first. Convince those who signed up for your free reports
that they will be missing something big if they do not
avail of your products and services.

3. Get the kind of traffic that is targeted to your
product. Just think, if the person who visited your
website has no interest whatsoever in what you are
offering, they will be among those who move on and never
come back. Write articles for publication in e-zines and
e-reports. This way you can locate publications that are
focusing on your target customers and what you have put
up might just grab their interest.

Try to write a minimum of 2 articles per week, with at
least 300-600 words in length. By continuously writing
and maintaining these articles you can generate as many
as 100 targeted readers to your site in a day. Always
remember that only 1 out of 100 people are likely to buy
your product or get your services. If you can generate as
much as 1,000 targeted hits for your website in a day,
which means you can make 10 sales based on the average

The tactics given above does not really sound very
difficult to do, if you think about it. It just requires
a little time and an action plan on your part.

Try to use these tips for several affiliate marketing
programs. You can end up maintaining a good source of
income and surviving in this business that not all
marketers can do.

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Drive Traffic to Your Website

Drive Traffic to your Website
Copyright © Craig Warren

Highly targeted traffic is one of the most important
entities in the internet universe. Any website owner or
administrator recognizes the importance of driving traffic
to a website. The success of any website does not rely
entirely on the site itself. You may have a terrific idea
for a website, offer an excellent product or service, or
have an exceptionally designed site with superb content,
but if you do not use the right strategies to advertise,
your site would not attract the high traffic you need.
Attracting targeted traffic is a task that should be
taken seriously for any site to succeed or make a profit.
Fortunately, there are internet-marketing tools that help
the website marketer to drive traffic to his website. One
of the most significant, and effective, of these tools is
Google’s AdWords. AdWords is one of Google’s advertising

How does Google AdWords work? Google is the largest
search engine on the web receiving over 200 million
queries each day through its various services. As Google
is the most popular search engine today, webmasters are
keen on having their websites achieve a higher ranking in
the search engine results it provides. A high-ranking can
mean high traffic for that website. The search engine
results page is also a great venue for advertisers to
promote a product or service through ads and links.
Consequently, Google launched its AdWords service, as a
way for businesses to advertise products and services to
a targeted audience. Google AdWords can guarantee instant
traffic. In this service, Google displays relevant text
based ads within its search engine results page termed as
Sponsored Links. Whenever a particular keyword is
searched on, these relevant links appear in a separate
section giving excellent exposure to the sites listed.

How do you use Google AdWords? First, you have to open an
account with the Google AdWords Service. Then, you should
indicate your target language and country. This is
important because you would not want your products
advertised in countries where your product or service
cannot be sold. Afterwards, you should now create an ad
group. This involves designing the ad, selecting keywords
and determining maximum cost per click that you are
willing to spend and defining bid amounts. The most
important step in creating a successful AdWords campaign
is selecting an effective title tag that will catch the
attention of your target audience. The title tag, generally
a short phrase, is the most important part of your AdWords
campaign so make sure that it is attractive and catchy. You
should describe the website clearly and accurately. The most
effective advertising conveys a clear message to the target
audience. With a clear message, you will be attracting
qualified leads, which can eventually convert to sale. Thus,
the importance of selecting the right keywords cannot be

There are keyword variations you can adapt to reach more
prospects. Using these varieties, misspellings and
derivatives can help increase the chance of your ads being
served. Broad match is targeting keywords in a loosely
defined manner. Here, the ads appear based on the keywords
that have been queried by other users as opposed to exact
match, which calls for the keyword to match the query
exactly. Meanwhile, a keyword phrase set to phrase match
will only appear when the exact phrase is searched on. A
negative keyword is helpful in filtering unrelated pages.

After you have decided on what title tag to use in your
ad, you must now define a budget in order to maximize
exposure. Google AdWords recommend a daily budget for each
campaign. However, you should determine a budget that is
suitable and affordable. You should also determine the
maximum cost per click. Google will offer a recommended
cost per click, but you do not have to stick with this.
Usually, a number one position is not ideal as it can also
attract unwanted traffic and useless clicks. A number two
position is more preferred as it can filter useless clicks
and provide traffic with a higher conversion rate.

To conclude, Google AdWords is an excellent strategy and
tool in giving your site maximum exposure. Nevertheless,
Google AdWords should not be your sole advertising
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Mini Affiliate Sites: Huge Profit Potential

Mini Affiliate Sites: Huge Profit Potential
Copyright © Craig Warren

Why would you want to create a mini affiliate site in the
first place? Well, it sets you apart from the crowd. If
you’re promoting a product via an affiliate program, then
you’re using the same promotion material that the program
offers, your ads will look EXACTLY like everyone else,
whose promoting the same product.

So, if your potential buyers have seen the ad already via
other affiliates and they didn’t buy then, why would they
buy from you instead?

Having your own mini affiliate site offers you huge benefits
over those other affiliates who do not have their own site.

The first, and probably most important benefit is that you
control the content that appears on your own website.
Rather than relying on the product sellers marketing material,
you can create a content driven, interactive site that gets
people talking about the product and keeping their interest.
You could add things like discussion boards or forums, surveys
and polls and write your own content surrounding the product

Secondly, you control how you promote your site. You could
use pay-per-click campaigns such as Google AdWords.
Some affiliate program owners will restrict you on trademarked
terms but outside of that, you have control.

You could write articles based on the topic of your affiliate
product. Post these up on your site to keep your visitors
there and also distribute them around the internet to build
exposure and publicity.

Another great bonus is that, while your visitors are at your
site, you have the option of collecting their contact details
so that you can follow-up with them. Having your own
opt-in list is absolutely essential if you are to maintain
a healthy online income through affiliate programs.

Creating your mini affiliate site is not necessarily a
difficult task, but there are no guarantees that you will
succeed either. You will need to work at making your
offers so appealing that your visitors just have to make
that purchase.

The reason you would create a mini affiliate site is to make
your offer look more appealing than all the other affiliates
promoting the same thing. In effect, you are disguising the
offer by presenting it in a way that is more appealing to
your potential buyers. By doing so, you are more likely to
get the order than the next hopeful affiliate.

A great way to help you succeed along the way, is to make
the offer your own. By that, I mean offer something that
makes your presentation unique. So, your prospects
have probably seen the standard affiliate material for your
product dozens of times already. They weren’t impressed
as they haven’t bought the product yet. All the other
affiliates are in the same boat because they’re all using
the same marketing copy.

Your mini affiliate site however, looks different because
you have written your own content surrounding the product
and have given those prospects something new and fresh to
look at. The next step is to add more to the offer. Give
them a special bonus that they can’t get elsewhere to entice
them into buying. So now, not only does your offer look
different, it actually IS different. So, even if they were
on the brink of buying from one of your competing affiliates,
they probably won’t now because they want that extra bonus.

Building your web site and getting it all ready is now so easy.
Much easier than it has ever been before. Domain names are
ridiculously low and hosting can be obtained free. This means
that although you are spending money on creating your site,
the outlay is so low that the increase in commission from
your affiliate product will far outweigh the costs.

The absolute best way to start getting targeted traffic to your
site is to use pay-per-click campaigns. You can practically pick
which people you want to visit your site by selecting your
keywords carefully and managing your campaigns rigidly. It also
means that you can start getting traffic almost immediately.

There are more resources available for managing your pay-per-click
campaigns, so I would suggest doing some research. If your campaigns
are not setup properly or are not targeted enough or even if they
are targeting keywords that are too popular, your advertising budget
could disappear very quickly. Be warned and be careful.

You need to be aware of your conversion ratios, so you need to track
your visitors and hits and monitor your sales via the affiliate
program as often as possible. Once you know what your conversion
ratios are, you will be in a better position to work out how much you
can spend per click to make a healthy profit. Once you have the
balance right, you can practically set it and forget it and let
the money roll in!

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Using An Ad Tracker Is Key

Using An Ad Tracker Is Key
Copyright © Craig Warren

Using An Ad tracker Is Key To The Affiliate Marketer

There’s a lot of money in affiliate marketing. This is true
however, only to those are seriously and zealously working
on his affiliate program. Success in affiliate marketing
varies in every individual affiliate and for the most part,
it depends on his will and perseverance. No matter how
good an affiliate program is, it will not prosper if the
affiliate marketer does not pay the price of hard work. One
must exert extra effort especially on the aspect of promotion.
Nothing will happen if the links or banners would just lie idle
in a web page, an affiliate must be able to convince the visitor
to click it and proceed to the business site to buy the products.
No click-through means no income for an affiliate marketer.

You can actually generate a full-time income by means of
affiliate marketing and you can do it at home and yes, even
while you sleep. You must have a good web site to begin
with. It must have good promotional and informative contents,
pleasing design, inviting banner ads and all other important
elements in an affiliate marketers web site. It would be
great if you have exhausted other means of advertising
such as newsletters, email marketing, message boards
and ad listings such as Google AdWords. You just have to go
online once in a while to check your site and update it
and to watch over the development of your marketing program.
Does this sound so easy? It can be this easy if you have
planned your affiliate program well and have taken all the
steps towards success carefully and diligently. Now, there’s a
tool you can use to help you go through the program with ease
and confidence, the Ad Tracker. For many experienced and
successful affiliate marketers, the Ad Tracker is a key to
a successful affiliate marketing program.

What precisely is an ad tracker? It is a marketing tracking
software or program that allows you to trace and take note of
every click-through made by visitors of your site and by other
customers who got your referral link. There is ad tracking
service providers as well, so you will just have to pay them
to do the tracking for you. With the ad tracker, you can keep
an eye on the progress of your marketing campaigns even
offline. This tool or program is especially helpful if you are
engaged in several affiliate and pay-per-click programs and
have placed ads in emails, pop-ups and pop-unders, message
boards, auto responders, Ezines, forums, several websites,
surveys and various ad service providers.

Of course, you don’t want all your efforts to be put to waste so
you want to make sure you are getting paid for your hard work.
Likewise, you want to make sure every dollar or cent you
disperse in your advertising campaigns is wisely spent. With
the help of the ad tracker, you will know accurately how many
and which of your links were clicked on, how many clicked on
your links, how many of your emails were opened and how many
of those who opened your email clicked through the business
site and purchased a product, how many products were
purchased, which of your banner ads or links brought the most
leads and sales and many other pertinent facts and figures you

Sales records and all data stated are necessary in any business
as this could determine if your affiliate program is still worth
continuing. This would also help you determine which of your
marketing strategies is most effective and which is most
beneficial for each product or service you are promoting.

Every decision and plan you make must be well grounded on facts.
That decision or plan of action may not be the best, but it is
something not to regret about when you had valid reasons for coming
up with such decision or plan. You cannot just decide to terminate
your affiliate program, just because you don’t earn big in an instant.

If you are serious with affiliate marketing, again and again, keep
in mind that your success lies mainly on promotion and your hard
work. If you don’t seem lucky enough to convince many of your site
users to buy the products, don’t be disheartened and jump into a
conclusion that your affiliate program is a failure. If it works
for others, it could work for you, to. Know whether your
advertising techniques are effective or not, which works best for
your program and which doesn’t. Get an ad tracker to help you
know all these and you’d surely be on the right track towards

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