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Advertising Your Home Business Online

Aug 17, 2007
One of the easiest ways of having a home business online, is through affiliate marketing. There are several companies with an online presence that are constantly looking for ways to get their name out and advertising can be effective as well as expensive. Companies are willing to spend money on advertising and are even more willing to spend that money on advertising that has proven to work. An advertisement in traditional sources such as newspaper, radio, television and on the internet can be expensive.

It is a cost that the advertiser hopes to recoup through increased sales of their merchandise or services. They are going to pay for the advertising space regardless of the return, even if they realize no sales from that ad. The only one benefiting from this process is the advertising venue. With affiliate marketing, you are telling them that you will place their ad on your website and only charge them if they make a sale.

The company designs the ad, you place it on your website and if a customer clicks on the ad and buys from them, you get paid the previously agreed upon commission. The company has an increase in sales, you get paid a commission for posting their ad. Everyone wins with affiliate marketing. However, how do you get people to your website? Many might ask why they should go through your site to get to another company when the only difference is in you getting the commission.

Marketing your website is the first step and today efforts are moving towards internet blogs to get people interested in what you or others have to say. A blog can attract visitors with the same interests as you and need a place in which to voice their opinion. Placing affiliate ads on your blog can increase awareness of those websites and if they pertain to information on your blog, can turn some of your visitors into customers.

There are several sites online which are basically portals to what they call shopping malls. A site that is nothing more than affiliate advertising where customers visit and can find what they are looking for, all under one roof, so to speak. Web surfers will take the time to seek out what they are looking for but there are many that prefer one place in which to find all their favorite stores.

In order to make serious money from affiliate marketing you have two choices. One is to become affiliated with very successful companies, which offer a high commission structure, or be come affiliated with several companies. Depending on the type of website and the amount of traffic you receive, will determine in which direction you should go in order to maximize your potential.
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