Copyright © 2007 Ewen Chia
Affiliate marketing is truly one of the most powerful and easiest models online to generate massive cash quickly, fact is you can get started in minutes from now without the hassle of creating your own products or websites.
While there're many factors to consider in the affiliate marketing business, one of the most critical questions I get every time from newer marketers is always...
“Ewen, How Do I Promote My Affiliate Link?"
Here then are 7 powerful tactics you can use today to promote any affiliate program with:
==> Tactic #1: Your Own Opt-In List
If you've your own existing opt-in list this would obviously be the quickest way to start. However I'd like to provide you with some ideas to maximize the response and results you wouldn't otherwise get if you never applied them.
It's always a good tactic to provide some kind of time-sensitive bonuses to entice your list to buy through your affiliate link. It has always work and it'll continue to work.
You should also do at least 3 follow-up mailings as statistics have proven that you will get the most sales from your 2nd and 3rd mailings.
Now what if you don't have your own list to begin with? The most logical action would be to seriously consider building your own money-making list without delay. A complete course to build and profit from your own opt-in list is at http://www.ewenchia.com/listsecrets.htm
Alternatively a 'second-rate' method is to use...
==> Tactic #2: Other People's Lists
What do I mean by this? One quick method to leverage on someone else's list is through ezine advertising, particularly with solo ads.
As in all kinds of advertising, what you want to do besides advertising the affiliate program is also to build your own list. A simple way to do this while promoting the affiliate program is by using a catchy one-two sentence signature file after your name.
The best advertising you can get is to pre-qualified targeted lists of like-minded people, especially people with money in hand. While these are rare and even harder to identify, an amazing resource can be found here -
==> Tactic #3: Google AdWords
You can start promoting any affiliate program in less than 15 minutes with pay-per-click advertising, especially Goolge AdWords.
Since Jan 6th 2005, there had been some changes to Google's policies regarding advertising of affiliate products on Google AdWords. Without going into boring details, you can still advertise affiliate programs by using landing pages customized to the affiliate program you're promoting.
As I've provided in detail exactly how you can use Google AdWords in "Striking Affiliate Gold", I won't repeat it again. You can download a copy of the manual at-
==> Tactic #4: Article Marketing
This is one tactic you got to get started on because it works. I've made tons of affiliate sales purely from articles. In fact, one of my articles generated over 25 affiliate sales in a little over 3 days on autopilot.
The key to successful article writing is to provide real information and tips. Make sure it doesn't sound like an outright sales pitch. Any recommendations you make should be added value to the article. The recommendation should not be its main purpose.
Again I won't be repeating information I've already covered. If you're interested in using articles as an affiliate promotional weapon, download these two revealing reports I've written:
==> Tactic #5: Leverage On Your Existing Web Pages
There're 3 main ways to go about doing this...
One is to simply promote your affiliate programs on highly trafficked and relevant pages of your website. Check your website statistics to see which pages visitors view the most. These are great target areas for your promotions, especially if they are relevant to the affiliate product in question.
Two, recommend affiliate products on your thank you pages. After a visitor has made a purchase from you or sign up for your ezine, all you've to do is add in a short recommendation of an affiliate product prominently on the thank you page.
Third, use your custom error (404) pages as affiliate marketing tools. This is the page that shows up when visitors enter a wrong URL or extension, there's no point in wasting this space so why not use it to promote an affiliate product?
==> Tactic #6: Capture Exit Traffic On Demand
You can quickly make extra affiliate sales just by using an exit window or pop up window to promote your affiliate programs.
While there're popup killers out there, you'll be surprised just how many
percent of people actually install them - I don't.
Fact is, pop ups, especially exit pop ups still produce good results. Stick with one tasteful pop-up targeted to your visitors and you’ll see great results.
==> Tactic #7: Other Quick And Simple Tips
Recommend affiliate products in your 'thank you emails'.
This is a no-brainer, whether you’re saying thanks for joining your ezine or for buying a product, always give your email recipients an affiliate recommendation for a targeted product you've personally found useful.
You can also create autoresponder courses on topics related to the affiliate program you're promoting as a form of follow-up preselling.
That's it for now and I hope this article has been useful. If you're interested, you can read the FULL article at-http://www.ewenchia.com/affiliate.html
Go and profit from your affiliate programs with confidence!
Ewen Chia is an expert at creating cash windfalls online and has been called “The Super Affiliates’ Super Affiliate” for his extraordinary expertise as an affiliate marketer. You can discover his secrets at-