One of the phases of affiliate marketing you will want to work on is determining who your targeted market will be. You will want to find out exactly who your consumers will be. Taking specifics into account such as age, demographics, level of interest will be important.
Let’s say you are going to be selling retro sports jerseys. You are not going to be concentrating on middle aged women as your target group. Not that they won’t buy your product, but they won’t be your main area of concentration. You will probably want to appeal to male sports fans somewhere between the ages of 20 to 35.
One of the ways you can target these customers is to build your affiliate website pages around your product. You might have one page for retro hockey jerseys, another for retro football jerseys, another for bowling shirts etc.
Next you can begin submitting your articles to the directories. Any articles you write should correspond to what’s on your web pages. Place as many links as allowed from your articles to your affiliate web pages.
As you start to get traffic to your site put opt in forms on your pages to capture names and email addresses. You could put a squeeze page on your site. This is a page where visitors only have one choice. They can give you their name and email or leave. If they do give you the desired information, it will be because they are interested in what you are selling and therefore they’ll be very targeted.
By purchasing an auto responder, and building email pages to send to your subscribers you can capture more targeted customers. You can send out series of emails to subscribers all pertaining to your product. Make sure as you send your emails you offer them some kind of free informational gift. This will establish loyalty.
Following these steps you will want to consider writing an eBook. This you’ll create from the body of work developed in your affiliate web pages, article writings and auto responder emails.
You can then set up your eBook with ClickBank or Commission Junction. If your book is enthusiastically accepted, you will have affiliates falling over themselves to market it for you. Then you can sit back and count the money.
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