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7 Powerful Affiliate Advertising Tips

by Karen L. Personal Development
These seven powerful affiliate advertising tips will make a world of difference to your business if you want to make money online.

1 - Cloak Your Affiliate Links: Never ever send out your advertising without first cloaking your affiliate links. The reason being, this one step will stop others from stealing your affiliate commissions. For some unknown reason, some marketers dislike being referred to a program by someone else. They will remove your affiliate ID, and then sign up for the program directly.

Once they've done this, you will lose that sale, or referral and there isn't anything you can do about it. Chances are you won't even know that it's been done. There are several services where you can cloak your affiliate links free of charge. Most text ad exchanges now provide this service to it's members at no cost.

 2 - Track Your Ads: Tracking your ads is very important to your business. This will let you know which ads are producing results, and those that can use some improvement. By placing a tracker link on your advertising, you will also discover where the best traffic is coming from, and which websites has the most responsive members. Once you have this pertinent information, you can tailor your advertising to eliminate those websites that aren't producing results for your business.

3 - Write Articles: You believe in your business, and want to share it with everyone. The best way to do this is to start writing articles, and submitting them to article directories. However, keep in mind that there is a big difference, between writing an article, and writing an advertisement. Write about the benefits of the program you're involved with. Tell your readers about the results you've been getting, and anything else that is great about your affiliate business.

Always make sure that the benefits are clear without coming across as a commercial. If you're unsure how to do this, sign up at a few article submission websites, and spend some time reading what other members have written.

4 - Start A Blog: You can start a blog free of charge using blogger, or any other free blog service. The key is to update it on a regular basis so that you can start getting search engine traffic. Search engines love fresh content, and will index your blog quickly if you feed them new information. Once your blog is indexed in the search engines, if your niche keywords are searched, chances are very high that your blog will start appearing in search results.

This is quite possibly the best traffic you can hope for since the person doing the search is already interested in the topic, or resources you're blogging about.

5 - Build Free Websites: Help yourself stand out from the crowd by building free websites to promote your affiliate business. People can get tired of seeing the same affiliate website over, and over again. They start thinking that the business opportunity is too saturated, and turn all interest off. If you present the same opportunity in a different format, your prospects might be more open to looking at the offer again.

It's fairly easy to get a free website set up even if you have no experience. If you can follow instructions, and use your intuition then this task is a cinch.

The majority of free website services make it very easy for even beginners to create a fairly professional looking website by making everything simple. Even if you're a newbie to affiliate marketing, advertising, or creating a website most of these services make it very easy for you to create a site you're proud of. Don't load your website with banners only.

Add real content using key words from your niche. Remember that search engines like actual content, and will index your website because of it's fresh material. Content equals traffic, and traffic equals sales.

6 - Get A Help Desk: There isn't anything worst than being interested in an opportunity you come across, and not being able to contact anyone to ask a few questions before getting involved. Do yourself a favor and avoid this with your business at all costs.

Get yourself a reliable help desk where potential associates can reach you with any questions, or concerns. Send out your help desk link with your advertising, and monitor it regularly so that you can provide prompt feedback if necessary.

7 - Use Gmail: The benefits of using gmail for your email accounts are numerous. Not only do you get tons of storage space, but it's probably the most reliable free email delivery service to date. Other free email services like Yahoo, Hotmail, and AOL are notorious for filtering emails they automatically categorize as spam. Emails are often not delivered through these services, and that can be detrimental to your business if you're using these email accounts.

Ensure your business email delivery, by setting up one, or a few gmail accounts right away. Apply these seven powerful affiliate advertising tips to your business and you will have better results.


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Comments

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Apr 24th 2010 20:00   
Meekin Bruemmer Professional   affiliate marketer
Wow Valuable information Here. great Blog.
Apr 24th 2010 20:09   
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Karen L. Professional   Personal Development
Thank you guys ;0)
Jun 12th 2010 22:59   
Laura Mound Senior   Home based business
Wow what a great article
Oct 2nd 2010 22:33   
Karen L. Professional   Personal Development
Thank you Laura. It's information anyone working online needs to know so that they can get the best results.
Oct 3rd 2010 11:46   
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