Affiliate Marketing on Social Networks

Social networks provide an excellent opportunity for affiliate marketers and can provide a large amount of direct sales.
In fact, one of the simplest ways to start making money as an affiliate marketer is to pay for targeted Facebook ads and to send people who click on them to a landing page selling an affiliate product. As long as you get the targeting and the CPP correct, you can generate profit immediately and scale it up as much as you need to!
But if you want to go further than this, then you need to start using your skills as a social media marketer in order to build trust with an audience and to spread your message to get maximum clicks and buys.
Sharing the Lifestyle
Once you’ve started to build up an audience for your social media profile, the next thing you need to do is to start generating interest, engagement and trust. Most likely, the people who started following you on social media did so because they were interested in the industry/niche that you’re selling products in. As such, your next step is to get them excited about that industry or niche and to demonstrate your experience and expertise.
Selling ‘make money’ programs? Then post pictures of your laptop with mugs of tea in coffee shops, or of you working from comfortable hammocks. Selling fitness supplements? Then post motivational status updates and images of attractive people working out.
Over time, this will get people who have an interest in your products more curious and it will show off the kinds of things you are promising to be able to do for them.
Writing Reviews
To start clinching actual sales, one of the first things to start doing is writing reviews. These reviews can be written straight onto your social media as posts, or you can share links to blogs and articles where you review products. Either way, now you’ve built up some trust and got attention, people should be more likely to click and to read.
Some Tips and Rules
The temptation now is going to be to give rave reviews to any product you can find with an affiliate scheme. While this can certainly be a profitable approach though, it’s also very much short sighted. This way, you will quickly lose the respect of your followers and you may even be seen as a spammer.
Instead, try to find affiliate schemes for products you genuinely believe in – and be sure to provide genuine advice on who the product is for. You are providing a service by finding and recommending products to the audience you have built – keep this in mind and you will succeed!

Using Advertising in Email Marketing

Using Advertising in Email Marketing

The subject of whether or not it is acceptable to use advertising in email market is hotly debated with some Internet marketers being strongly in favor of placing advertisements in email marketing while others are strongly against the use of advertisements in email marketing. Still others take a more neutral stance and are not either firmly for or against the use of advertising in email marketing. This article will take a look at both sides of the argument and allow the reader to formulate his own opinions on whether or not this subject is worthwhile.

There are some Internet marketers who are strongly in favor of the use of advertisements in emails distributed for marketing purposes. Those who favor the use of advertisements view the sale of advertising space on email marketing materials such as emails or e-newsletters as a way to generate profit from the email marketing itself. They also believe this tactic puts less pressure on the Internet marketer to meet the expectations of the members of the email distribution list because the emails are already generating a profit even if they do not entice the email recipients to make a purchase.

Those who are firmly against the use of advertising in email marketing feel as though this makes the advertisements seem more like spam and less like marketing materials or useful information. Those on this side of the fence feel as though any advertisement in an email marketing campaign should be subtle advertising for the products and services offered by the distributor of the email and not advertisements for businesses who have paid for an advertising spot on the email. They believe the original emails are acceptable but additions to them are spam.

Still others are someone in between on the debate regarding whether or not advertising in email marketing is acceptable. In most cases these individuals believe it is acceptable for there to be advertising as long as it does not overshadow the original intent of the email. This middle of the road concept implies the Internet marketers are not firmly for or against the concept of placing advertisements on emails distributed fro marketing purposes.

The information in this article is rather vague by intention because it leaves more of an opportunity for the reader to form his own opinion. This is important because the subject is largely a matter of personal preference. Each reader must decide for himself whether or not he agrees with one side or the other or chooses to take a middle of the road stance. The opinions of readers of this article may be influenced by whether or not they are considered to be marketers or consumers. This is significant because it can impact the preferences. For example consumers may be less likely to appreciate advertisements in emails intended for marketing purposes because they feel it distracts from the original products. However, marketers may be more apt to be accepting of advertising because they can understand the financial gain which is possible. When evaluating opinions about the use of advertising, it is important to note whether or not the individual offering the opinion is involved in advertising. It might be more worthwhile to seek out opinions from consumers only as they are more likely to share the beliefs of your potential customers.