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What The 'Gurus' Don't Want You To Know

Aug 17, 2007
Stop wasting your time and money on every Tom, Dick and Harry's so-called 'magic formula' for Affiliate Marketing success. Of course, you do get many valuable courses by recognized experts in the field. Whilst it's good to purchase them in order to hone your skills in affiliate marketing, all it really takes are 3 secret tactics to survive in this highly competitive area of Online Marketing.

3 tactics that are so outrageously simple, it's a wonder many affiliate marketers out there aren't even using them! And now, I'm going to hand these super powerful techniques to you on a platter. So let's cut to the chase and get started, shall we?

Secret Tactic # 1:- Use Unique Web Pages To Promote Each Individual Product You're Marketing

How many times have you come across websites with tons of products on the page, all cluttered together? Usually, a bold headline at the top of the page will go something like this- 'Buy these awesome products at bargain prices today' followed by the images of all the items.

Now tell me, how many people do you think are actually going to buy any of these products? Sure, they may just scroll down the page and have a quick look. However, since the website isn't giving them any specific reason as to *why* they should purchase them, people are simply going to click through to another site.

So if you've been doing the same thing, stop right now, and follow these steps instead:-

1. Maintain separate web pages for each unique product you're promoting.

2. Don't just leave it at that, though. Make each product page resemble a professional sales letter, with a magnetic headline, attractive image and compelling copy to go with it.

3. Include product reviews, testimonials, benefits, etc. Notice I said *benefits*, and not *features*.

Well, it's because tests have proved time and time again, that potential customers always look at how a product can *benefit* them, before finally purchasing it. Rarely are they interested in its features. So you'll want to prepare benefit-laden copy for the products you're promoting as an affiliate.

Also, make sure you use bullets and highlighted phrases, so that readers will find it easier to read what you've got to say.

Secret Tactic # 2:- Offer FREE Reports To Your Visitors

This is an extremely effective tactic that'll require you to set up squeeze pages. For those of you who aren't familiar with the term, a squeeze page is actually a simple web page where you offer a free report, autoresponder series, or an ebook, in exchange for the visitor's email address.

Set one up pronto, with a no-cost bonus, and an opt-in form to capture your prospects' email addresses. Next, insert a re-direct link to the site where you're promoting affiliate products, so as soon as a visitor signs up, they're bound to see what you've got to offer.

Do try out this tactic. It works like magic all the time.

Secret Tactic # 3:- Make Sure You Drive Targeted Traffic To Your Website

If you want to generate huge pay cheques as an Affiliate Marketer, this is one factor you need to really focus on. We all know that if the traffic you're getting is not targeted, then the products you're promoting *aren't* going to be snapped up fast.

So what should you do to attract qualified, laser-targeted traffic? Well, one easy method is to write articles related to affiliate marketing and submit these to various article directories. Include a resource box containing a link to your site, so that people can click through.

Now these are qualified prospects, because they've taken the time to read your article, and are interested in learning more. And if they find your site useful and of high quality, you can be sure to see some cheques rolling in.

So implement these tactics today, watch your profits grow and.... leave your competitors biting the dust.
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John Edmond runs Internet Marketing Resources where you can read more articles and subscribe to the Newsletter. Also go to OneClickBooks where you can get Top Quality Ebooks all priced at 99p UK
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