Effective Article Marketing For Affiliates

Effective Article Marketing For Affiliates

©2008 Doug champigny. All Rights Reserved.

Article marketing has been around long before online media was been invented. Business establishments have been known to promote their products and services through the written media even before the internet was invented. And with the onset of the internet, online article marketing has become an easier means of promotion compared to its older predecessors.

Not only can online article marketing be free (like most of its predecessors), it is non-seasonal (meaning, people can read your articles the whole year round, without exception as to what season your article is most applicable to), and can exist for even much longer than you will.

Many online business pursuits, affiliate marketing among them, have made use of the ease and the accessibility which online article marketing offers them. However, this same ease has jeopardized many qualities good ol’ fashion articles used to have: fun, quality, and creativity, among others. Many article writers have apparently forgotten the fact that their articles are trying to serve real life people, and not virtual search engines.

If you are into affiliate marketing, you are reading the right article. If you are into online article marketing to help you promote your products, all the better. This article will help you outline the qualities your affiliate marketing articles should have to provide the best profits for you, without sacrificing your potential customers’ trust.

INFORMATIVE ARTICLES

The main focus of online article marketing is to provide prospects with information at the click of a button. Your prospects do have a tendency to be impatient, so make your articles concise. Focus your articles on the product features and benefits your readers would most probably want to know about. If you feel you have enough skills as a writer, you might wish to omit some really good information about the product, and write in such a way that your readers might want to read more.

And never forget that not all information are created equal—some information are more beneficial than others, depending on the type of product you are promoting. Some products require a thorough discussion of the features, whereas a simple discussion of a product’s benefits might be enough for other types of products. The prospects should benefit from online article marketing, too, and if you have to, place yourself in your prospects’ shoes and try to imagine what kinds of things they would rather get from your articles.

QUALITY ARTICLES

Article writers nowadays are beginning to forget just how important quality is when it comes to written material. This isn’t to say that you have to be a major in journalism or a Nobel Prize winner in Literature to get to write well. The internet is bombarded with article-writing tips, a lot of which are even focused on online article marketing. If you still aren’t confident enough, you might wish to hire someone else for the job. Always remember that quality, and not quantity, articles will be best for your affiliate marketing venture.

WRITE FUN ARTICLES

How many crowded parties have you been to your entire life? And in how many out of these parties did you actually remember the names of all the strangers who attended? See how easy it is to remember the guy with the great sense of humor, or the girl with great conversational skills? Leave the same impression with your online article marketing efforts. Make your affiliate marketing prospects remember you. They may not buy anything off your hands right away, but the moment you sell them something they feel they need, the chances of them hesitating given their knowledge of your written humor is quite small.

POST IN ARTICLE DIRECTORIES

This might just be the best way for you to get your articles read by as many people as possible. If you do decide to post your articles to as many article directories as you can handle, please have the decency to write articles that deserve that much exposure. Reading a badly written article is, well, bad enough, but having it posted all over the World Wide Web?

No one needs, or wants, a badly written article, all the more, hundreds of the same thing. Do yourself a favor and don’t simply kiss your success in the affiliate marketing world by posting hundreds of useless words online.

SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZE YOUR ARTICLES

Article marketing is entirely useless if you can’t get people to read your articles. Make your articles easier to find online. Imagine what keywords your prospects are most likely to enter when looking for your products. Establish them in appropriate places throughout your article. And don’t forget the quality of your articles. Never ever forget.

Affiliate marketing has now become a much easier venture to undergo, especially with article marketing aiding its efforts. You can be successful in either of these ventures (affiliate marketing and article marketing) if you work hard enough. Following the tips mentioned won’t hurt as well. Always remember that in the world of business, success is never too far away.

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To your success in Affiliate Marketing using Article Marketing,

Doug Champigny,
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Why Many Internet Marketers Fail

The Two Biggest Reasons Why Most People Will Never Make a Full-Time Income Online…

© Chris Rempel. All Rights Reserved.

It all starts when some well-meaning (yet misdirected) person encourages a budding internet entrepreneur to “start in a niche they know alot about”, or base their business around “something they’re passionate about”…

As horrible as it may sound – they’ve unknowingly sent the hopeful entrepreneur down a path of false expectations, poor results and eventually – failure. In fact, the myth of “do what you love and the money will follow” has been responsible for more failure than likely any other influence – perhaps even more so than laziness or a lack of perseverance.

Because the simple truth of the matter is that the only way you’re going to make real money on the net is if your business is based around two crucial things:

1) Large Demand

2) Buyers

In other words – you aren’t going to get rich selling a $15 ebook about growing square watermelons – even though that might be a great passion of yours.

The demand just isn’t there. Maybe there’s a few searches a day on Google for the topic, and perhaps there’s some interest in the online “gardening enthusiast” communities – but you’d be hard-pressed to make even a few hundred dollars a month from ebook sales.

Similarly, you also aren’t going to have a particularly easy time getting rich by building websites about some seemingly “popular” topics like humor, jokes, funny pictures and so on. And while there are a few ways to “monetize” your site (with AdSense, CPA Offers, CPM Banners, etc.), it takes literally millions of website visitors to make even just a few thousand dollars in markets like that.

The demand is huge – but the visitor value is extremely low…

Instead, if you want to make it big online – pulling down an impressive six-figure income – you need to tap into markets with tons of demand, where the majority of the visitors are valuable.

You need to capture tons of traffic that wants to buy something. If you take this approach, you’d practically have to hijack your own order links (or affiliate links) not to make a sizeable income.

In fact – did you know that some affiliates make several thousand dollars daily just by promoting a single product in hot markets? (Just imagine what the merchant is making…)

In some markets there’s actually so much demand that the vendors are quite literally selling over a thousand units – or more – per day. Digital products, with practically zero overhead/delivery cost.

But it all comes back to tapping into valuable demand. In most cases, it takes no extra effort or “skill” to market to a valuable market than it does to struggle along with something you’re passionate about.

These two factors – demand and buying traffic – are what seperate the “wannabe” marketers from the millionaires. Because there’s no real secret – you just need to sell what thousands of people are already buying.

The ball is now officially in your court. Are you tapping into markets with massive, valuable demand?

Or are you struggling to simply make a few dollars occasionally with a business that’s based on your own passionate interests?

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Chris Rempel, author of “Confessions of a Lazy Super-Affiliate”, reveals 5 of his most effective traffic strategies and niche-targeting tactics in full detail on this web page.

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Jeffrey Levesque Appointed Team Champigny Affiliate Marketing Manager

For Immediate Release:

Affiliate Marketing Expert Jeffrey Levesque Joins Team Champigny as Affiliate Manager

Team Champigny Headquarters – Welland, Ontario, Canada – Internet marketing specialists Team Champigny today announced that well-known affiliate marketing expert Jeffrey Levesque has joined the world-renowned Team Champigny as their new Affiliate Marketing Manager for all of their 100-plus Internet properties. Levesque, a native of Liberty Hill, Texas, has been a major force behind some of the biggest affiliate marketing successes in Internet marketing history and is best known for providing cutting-edge affiliate marketing training to ensure affiliates make as much money as possible online.

“Too many would-be affiliate marketing managers limit themselves to the role of cheerleaders” says Levesque. “But to provide true value and ensure the success of any affiliate marketing program, first you have to ensure the success of your affiliates. Invest the time to learn every facet of successful affiliate marketing, and then train your affiliate team and sharpen their skills in every area of affiliate marketing – the latest technologies, the latest trends and the tried and trusted methodologies used by successful marketers everywhere, online or off.The more money your affiliates are making the greater their motivation and loyalty – and the greater your team’s success. Teri & Doug Champigny recognize that a great coach is far more valuable than a great cheerleader, and I look forward to coaching the Team Champigny affiliates to even greater successes.”Internet marketing author, mentor and speaker Doug Champigny, who heads up Team Champigny, says of the union: “The timing and synergy provided by this union provides a gestalt that creates a win-win situation for all parties concerned…

The Team Champigny online portfolio is expanding exponentially and currently includes over 100 websites and a dozen blogs – when combined with road-trips to my speaking engagements and the time requirements of my coaching, I don’t really have enough time left over to properly support the Team Champigny affiliate army, who now number over 2,400 affiliate marketers.

Teri & I have been operating online full-time since 1997, and our biggest concern regarding an affiliate manager was finding someone with that same wealth of experience, who knows as much as we do about affiliate marketing, Internet marketing and the business in general. It was important to us that we find someone unusually bright, extremely personable, and who truly cared about the success and well-being of every single affiliate in our program, from ‘big-dog’ JV partner to the newest of newbies. To top it off, we wanted someone innovative who would truly lead the way, not just for our affiliates but for the affiliate marketing industry in general. We’ve stayed at the forefront of Internet marketing, well ahead of the industry trends, for 11 years now and wanted an affiliate manager who was just as much a leader in the affiliate world. We’ve found all that and more in Jeff Levesque.”

Niche marketing specialist and Team Champigny partner Teri Champigny sums it up this way: “Doug & Jeff are both very bright and very much ‘Type-A’ personalities. Being in a room brainstorming with them you can feel the electricity in the air as each of us spurs the others further and further on. Individually, none of us would ever settle for anything less than complete success, but together we’re awesome! We look forward to having the distinction of having the highest-earning affiliates in the game once the dust settles and everyone’s on board. Jeff provides an important component in our plans to make Team Champigny an 8-figure a year business online, and I’m glad to welcome him to the Team!”

In true Internet marketing fashion, the arrangement was inked at Ken McArthur’s JVAlert Live convention in Philadelphia in early June, and first revealed following Doug Champigny’s speaking engagement at Carl Galletti’s Internet Marketing SuperConference in Las Vegas 2 weeks later. Levesque is currently familiarizing himself with the Team Champigny properties and publications, and will kick off the Team Champigny affiliate training program with an open teleseminar in a couple of weeks. For more information on Jeffrey Levesque or the Team Champigny affiliate marketing program, contact directly at Team Champigny.

Why Affiliate Marketing?

Why Affiliate Marketing?

©2008 Doug Champigny. All Rights Reserved.

Each of us has its own interest or has a hobby. Some love all kinds of books, music, and movies while others are into sports and traveling. There are also people who love to grow flowers and loves pets. These things help us to relax and forget our everyday problems and troubles and these things are common to people. But not everyone has a hobby that makes money for him/her except if you love your job.

A good money-making hobby could let you treat your family and friends with the extra cash or you can even quit your current job that you almost certainly hate. That is why many of us today go online to start a business; their reasons are either to supplement their income or to gradually replace their offline income from their job. Affiliate marketing is a great way to start in making money online.

Affiliate marketing is a revenue sharing partnership between a web merchant and one or more affiliates. The affiliate is paid a commission for referring clicks, leads or most often sales to the merchant. An affiliate’s advantage is that he can make money in a business where he doesn’t have the upfront costs of creating his own product, and he doesn’t have to worry about e-commerce, bookkeeping, or even customer support for it is the merchant’s responsibility.

Now, for sure you want to be an affiliate marketer with all that benefits an affiliate could get. But, do you have what it takes to be an affiliate marketer? Before you begin your venture into affiliate marketing, you need to decide first which area interest you. What products do you know the most and which products you could do the best job of selling? Once you discover your specialty, perseverance, patience, determination comes next. These are the qualities you should possessed to be a good affiliate marketer.

Too many online business prospectors lose out because they become impatient. You also have to know what your strengths are, the things in which you are good at and your capabilities and abilities related to your chosen streak. And the most important thing is you have to have a strong desire to succeed in affiliate marketing.

To be an affiliate marketer is not an easy task. You have to learn the techniques of marketing your product or service. You shouldn’t be looking at every chance because marketing is all about attracting you to look at this or that particular opportunity. To be a successful affiliate marketer, you should learn how to listen and to be taught because in life we need to learn skills to get by.

For an affiliate marketer, you should know how to market your site effectively, in will enable you to get thousands of visitors coming to your site which transforms into more sales. This only means that the faster you set up a website, the bigger your chances of making money online faster. You should avoid the same mistakes some affiliates make everyday, they are only building a short-term business where they just make a small sale. Make sure you do understand that you should be building a long-term affiliate business and not just something that makes you a few dollars on one sale.

It is also better to have knowledge on how to upsell your visitors for expensive services. This will in turn make you become recognized as an expert in your field and making money will be easier. There are some people thinks that just by having affiliate links on their website will bring them good profits. This can have some truth to it, but then most successful affiliates still believe that making use of strong marketing campaigns for their affiliate programs is still important. But affiliate marketers become much more successful when they treat their customers or online visitors as friends. Make a commitment to establish relationships with your customers and especially with visitors to your site. It is very important for an affiliate marketer to have a good business relationship with customers or visitors.

You should also be creative. The real key to being successful with affiliate marketing is to develop a good content based website and weave your affiliate links into all your content. You have to provide your prospects with good, quality content to keep them coming back to your site. So, do you have what it takes to be an affiliate marketer?

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Doug Champigny is a popular Internet marketer, blogger, e-zine publisher, mentor and speaker – and a noted Affiliate Marketing expert, in thanks partly to his Affiliate Marketing Blog and his sites like the Affiliate Marketing Special Report and Affiliate Marketing Revealed. A partner in the popular PDCBA Affiliate Alerts service, Doug recommends affiliate marketers build their own opt-in lists using the Power List Pro software.
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Viral Marketing Basics

Viral Marketing Basics

© Jeff Dedrick. All Rights Reserved.

Viral Marketing is one of the best ways for you to sell a product or service – in fact, it’s one of the best ways to make a lot of sales.

How? Because thanks to the way that viral marketing works, you don’t need to have a big list, or a lot of money to put into an advertising campaign – but you can still have a huge impact.

First of all, let’s go over exactly what viral marketing is. (According to Wikipedia, “Viral Marketing refers to marketing techniques that use preexisting social networks to produce increases in brand awareness, through self-replicating viral processes, analogous to the spread of pathological and computer viruses. It can be word-of-mouth delivered or enhanced by the network effects of the Internet. Viral marketing is a marketing phenomenon that facilitates and encourages people to pass along a marketing message voluntarily. Viral promotions may take the form of video clips, interactive Flash games, advergames, images, or even text messages.”)

But that sounds a little complicated, don’t you think? To break it down into plain English, basically Viral Marketing is just a way of getting a bunch of people to tell other people about something you’ve created to build a buzz about your product or service. And by passing it around to other people, it builds social proof – (because there’s a kind of implied endorsement when you send something to someone else.) Sometimes you get lucky and the more it’s passed around the more it takes on a life of its own.

A perfect example is the “Free Hugs” video on YouTube. It has been viewed by millions of people, and the music – a song written by a group called the “Sick Puppies.” That video was responsible for launching their singing career – even though that was not the original intention. That video – and the story behind it went viral and caught the attention – and the hearts – of people all over the world. It even spawned a movement that is still going on.

Although you might not be able to pull off a viral marketing campaign that does as well as the “Free Hugs” video, if you are willing to spend a little time researching your market and your target audience, and can think outside the box, you can create a very successful viral marketing campaign of your own.

What kind of things can go viral? Obviously videos. (In fact, if you look at most of the “gurus” in the Internet Marketing field right now, you’ll see they’re all heavily using videos to promote their launches and create marketing campaigns that go viral. However, if you don’t have the desire to do videos, you can go with that old standby – the “Special Report.” Podcasts, white papers, even case studies all have the ability to “go viral” and get a lot of people very interested in what you have to say – and sell.

To create a successful viral marketing campaign, it’s very important that you find the right mix of media, marketing and audience. Make sure that your target audience is going to be interested in what you have to say, the way you’re saying it and how you’re bringing it to their attention. If you get these three things right, chances are, you’ll have a winner on your hands, and your next marketing campaign will go viral too.

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Jeff Dedrick is a well-known Internet marketer, Affiliate marketer and deviant playboy. His latest launch, Viral E-Book Explosion, is bound to make a number of newbies into Successful Viral Marketers with push-button ease.
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Free Affiliate Resource Released

Affiliate Marketing News: Free Super-Tool Released.

For Immediate Release:

In a move destined to shake the affiliate marketing industry
to it’s roots, SuperAffiliate Doug Champigny & Code Wizard
Tim Brechbill today released the most powerful new service
for affiliates ever. And it’s free…

http://www.pdcba.com  

In one move, this launch both renders a lot of yesterday’s
affiliate marketing tools and resources obsolete, and puts
the complete power of Clickbank and PayDotCom into the
hands of people who previously couldn’t afford affiliate marketing
tools half as comprehensive.

In spite of already having over 70 sites and 8 – 10 of his own
e-books online, Champigny admits this is by far the most
important of his launches.

“In one fell swoop, Tim and I will make it possible for
the newer, smaller affililiates to have access to the kind of
information previously reserved for Big Dogs & Gurus
with deep pockets – including knowing about EVERY product
launched through ClickBank or PayDotCom within 24 hours
of it being listed… For free!”

This service is going to rock the affiliate arena – add this
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New PayDotClickbankAlert Daily Alert Service

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7 Super-Affiliate Tips…

Becoming A Super-Affiliate – Seven Tips for Affiliate Marketing Stardom

©2007 Doug Champigny. All Rights Reserved.

Obviously you wouldn’t be doing affiliate marketing if you didn’t want to succeed at it. Competing with other affiliates and reaching affiliate marketing stardom takes a lot of work, and few people reach the status of super-affiliate simply because they don’t know or understand what it takes. Here are some tips to get you headed in that direction.

  1. Build an opt-in list and build a relationship with that list. You should send one email daily or at least weekly to your list. Give your list members tips or information that is valuable to them, and promote an affiliate product or service that is related to the topic of the email.
  2. Write and submit articles on a regular basis. Not only will this increase sales and signups for your opt-in list, but it will also help to build your online reputation and credibility.
  3. Be completely honest in all of your business dealings. If a customer complains to you, follow up with the merchant, even though it is not your legal responsibility to do so. You won’t get ahead by cheating people.
  4. Never recommend or promote products that you have not tried yourself and don’t fully believe in. When you make a recommendation, it is your reputation on the line. If you are picky about what you promote, your recommendations will become more powerful.
  5. You have to prove yourself. Don’t expect to start out as a super affiliate. When you can produce a high volume of sales consistently, then you are in a position to be called a super affiliate and seek higher commissions and joint venture deals.
  6. Take advantage of all that the merchant has to offer in terms of promotional materials and training – but create your own stuff if this is allowed. Set yourself and your affiliate marketing materials apart from that of other affiliates.
  7. Offer what other affiliates don’t offer. For example, you can get numerous private label rights products and offer them as free bonuses for people who purchase through your link. Just tell them to send you their receipt after they purchase in order to receive their bonuses.

While these 7 Tips For Super-Affiliate Stardom aren’t the be-all and end-all of affiliate marketing by any means, they’ll certainly get you started on the road to affiliate marketing superstardom, and help to move you ahead of all the other Super-Affiliate wannabes out there – and that’s a good thing! :)

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Doug Champigny is a well-known Super-Affiliate and mentor, and author of 3 e-books on affiliate marketing plus the Affiliate Marketing Special Report. Doug recommends all potential auper-affiliates check out the resources available at http://www.SuperAffil.com/our-dojo.php.
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