No matter what they say about affiliate marketing, itís virtually impossible for everyone to get those 5,000 - 10,000 dollars a month they are raving on about. The reason? There is simply too much competition! However my fellow gurus are correct on one point: No money will fall into your hands if you are not doing anything to get it thereÖ
This will help you make some money with the different kinds of affiliate marketing programs you can find on the internet.
1. Google Adwords
Some say the days of free traffic are over, but there are still some traffic coming that way, however those hits are surely fading away quickly. You can choose to work hard creating web pages that rank well in the search engines, but still - itís very hard to do. If you still feel like trying, there are lots of Search Engine Optimization Guides available for you to download, both paid and free.
Simply by paying for clicks with Google (itís called the Adwords program), you can get the top three positions on the search engines that matter the most - in a matter of minutes.
2. Your own email list
Building an email list of subscribers is hard, but doable. The task of sending offers to your very own email list is the ideal way to build a residual income online. Instead of sending traffic away and hoping for the best, the best alternative for you (in my opinion) is having your own email list to which you will be able to send multiple offers on periodic intervals. There are lots of autoresponder services that you can subscribe to, and if you feel like having total control, there are several Autoresponder Scripts available for purchase as well.
3. Having Your own affiliate program
Did you know that the gurus are aware of the fact that every visitor that fills out form on your site can generate 50 cent in revenue? What about if you pay someone 25 cents (50% commission) to generate that same amount of traffic, that you would otherwise pay Google to get?
This is the secret most newbies donít know (and that the gurus donít want you to know about): Let others generate the traffic you need to make some sales! There are a lot of advantages using this approach, including the fact that now others pay Google to get the traffic for you.
Yes, when it all comes down to it, everything involves paying for traffic in one way or the other. Just remember - in order to make the online income you dream about, youíll need to invest very wisely in the different kinds of advertising available to you.