Archive of ‘affiliate marketing’ category
I was checking out community members who’d visited my blog over at MyBlogLog and checked out fellow Singapore Leonard Chen’s blog, especially his entry: Here comes the Affiliate Blog list.
It looks like Scott Jango might be on to starting something viral with his post: Have You Got An Affiliate Marketing Blog?
As you’re expect, the big guns of Affiliate Marketing: Ros Gardner, Shoemoney, Linda Buquet, Shawn Collins, Kris Jones, are already on the list, though I’d expect it’s just a matter of time before the likes of Ewen Chia, PlanetAndrea and Jon F appear too.
If you’re an affiliate marketer, take note, Spybot Search And Destroy, a spyware detection software has now identified several affiliate network tracker cookies as ‘spyware’.
If a user to your landing page runs spybot and deletes your cookie, it means you will not get credit for the affiliate sale.
Spybot already identifies Alexa as spyware, although Alexa tracks the sites you visit and depending on your perspective, it could be viewed as either a web metrics tool, or ‘spyware’.
I’ve about four months experience in affiliate marketing and during that time I’ve seen a number of different approaches to affiliate marketing.
I’ve come to the conclusion that unless you are very strong in promoting your own product, you will need to rely on your affiliates. Which is commonsensical.
But though it seems like you are relying on your affiliate, you also play a big part in their success, and by extension your own success.
Affiliates provide the ultimate leverage for any product creator.
You have an army of motivated individuals to promote your product or service.
You only pay them upon a successful transaction.
They work for you round-the-clock (especially if they’re scattered around the United States, Europe and Asia).
If you have the system running well, you’ll have a couple of sales every couple of hours.
Sadly though, I’ve seen many products crash and burn too. (more…)
As an affiliate marketer, you would have taken effort to build up and nurture your list.
No gardener would lovingly spend time growing his garden and suddenly indiscriminately drown his garden with bucketloads of water and fertilizer. The end result is that the plants will either drown in water, or be presented with so much fertilizer (a good thing) that it turns toxic.
However, this is often the issue with newer affiliate marketers.
They’ve built up a contact list over time, and perhaps with a judicious PPC (pay per click) budget.
And once they’ve built it to a decent size, they start drowning the list with every single affiliate product in their niche area. (more…)
I was a little upset with affiliate network Clickbank yesterday.
For one, I knew a transaction had been processed, but it hadn’t appeared in my sales screen.
I checked with the content publisher and they confirmed it appeared on their screen.
So why hadn’t it appeared on my screen?
I got my answer this morning (and the sale appeared too).
I got an email from Affiliate Guru Chris (creator of Affiliate Project X)at 2:49am this morning.
I wasn’t sure if it was a joke.
Because I didn’t think anyone would give away so much stuff for free.
There’s a pending update for Affiliate Project X, and according to Chris, people have been emailing him to buy the update before it goes live. But he’s staunchly refused.
Here’s Chris in his own words:
I have received a few e-mails from people asking if they could buy the update before it goes live: and the answer is no, since the update is going to be f.ree to existing buyers.If you own Project X, all you have to do is sit back and wait for it to appear in your mail box. And enjoy.
I have also been working on a fr.ee website offer which is targeted *specifically* at buyers who have Project X and feel a little overwhelmed by the techniques.
If this sounds like you, then pay *very* close attention to your mail box in the next few days.
The website offer is going to be worth a little over $1,000 (and that’s being conservative, you will see why when the offer drops, it’s not one of those random made up values – trust me).
And it will only be open to Project X buyers at launch.
As if to allay any skepticism, he adds “Don’t ever say I don’t do anything for you.“Ha ha.You are ever the guarded Internet Marketer, Chris!
These are some of the questions I receive almost on a daily basis regarding Affiliate Project X.
- Does it work?
- Should I get it?
- What if it doesn’t work?
Here’s are my best answers.