Wednesday, October 17, 2007

The Affiliate Marketing Jumpstart Guide

The Affiliate Marketing Jumpstart Guide
By James E Brown

Making money with affiliate marketing is easy once you understand how. In fact, bum marketing is named after the creator’s opinion that even a bum on the street could hop on a computer in the public library and start making money. This jumpstart guide will give you all the tools you need to get started making money with affiliate marketing.

The first step is to choose a product. I recommend targeting high-gravity products, because they generally have very refined and high-converting sales letters. The system itself bypasses competition.

Then use either Overture’s keyword tool or Keyword Discovery’s database to do your keyword research. Find keywords with over 500 searches a month and under 10,000 competing websites on Google for its quoted keyword. (For example, “German shepherd dog training” in quotes is a quoted keyword.) Now write your article. Find 3 articles on a similar subject in Ezine Articles, and use what you learn to write your new article. Feel free to synthesize ideas from various articles, as long as you don’t copy anything word-for-word. Use your keyword once in the subject, once in the opening line, and 2-6 times per 100 words throughout your body text.

Write a compelling author box to get your visitors to click onto your website. Use free gifts, benefits for your reader, and compelling sales language to get them to click through. Experiment with sending them straight to the product. Experiment with using a cloaked affiliate link. Try a two-post blog, where one post is content and one is a “review” (sales pitch) for the product you’re selling. Try a real review page.

Repeat this process for 10-20 articles per product before you move on. You should be speed-writing these articles at 3-5 articles an hour. Therefore, you shouldn’t be spending more than one full-time day on any one topic.

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