Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Dale's Blog

What every affiliate has to learn to earn big money

There is a hue and cry about how easy it is to carry out a work at home online business using just a computer and Internet connection working on promoting affiliate programs. However, it is not as easy as it seems because you won’t be getting anything big by just promoting the affiliate links. Some people take one to three years to discover that.

What is essential in affiliate marketing is having an opt-in email list. And that is a big hurdle for newbies to cross. Most people have trouble trying to figure out how to build a list as there are so many components to consider, making it rather confusing.

First, one has to figure out what an autoresponder is and what things it can do. One also has to find out how and where to get an autoresponder, which one to use and how much one has to pay for it.

Also, you have to realize the extreme importance of having a list. You also have to be clear on what an opt-in list is and how many people it usually consists of.

Then you worry about how to get subscribers onto your list, how to get a website and how to get traffic to your website. Another important thing you have to learn is how to actually process orders online.

You also have to learn how to do a legal “unsubscribe link” so that people who are not interested can opt out and you will not be accused of spamming. As to the people who opt in, you may have to figure out how many messages you should send to them and how often. Of course, you will also have to figure out what to write to these people who are your prospective customers.

After getting your list you can email them many times to encourage them to look at your products and buy. Chances of sales will be very much higher then, as studies have shown that people usually buy only after six or seven exposures to the ads.

All these are indeed mind boggling to the newbie affiliate program marketer who has not yet built his first list, or those who have tried and failed. That is the main reason why many affiliates are not earning money. By just overcoming this, the money will start rolling in. You should look at the various components as mentioned above and learn about them one by one.

To learn all these, one has to spend some time to look around the Internet with the help of search engines and read the many free articles and free ebooks. However, for those who can afford it and willing to part with some money, it is recommended that you take a look at http://www.myfirstlist.com/specialoffer .

About the authorThe author of the article is Dale Ng, an Internet entrepreneur enthusiast who shares tips, info, news and articles on Internet marketing. Feel free to visit his website on Internet home business at: http://www.freewebs.com/homewebbiz . You can also visit his other website at: http://tinyurl.com/jcsqs .

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