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CBProAds Review – Is It A Scam ?

Posted on : 18-11-2012 | By : stargaterich | In : Internet_Marketing

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I  joined  CBProAds  as a free member on September.  Three weeks later I got a  discount coupon offer to upgrade to professional membership account. I  get to settle a one time payment of  59.95 instead of the usual 76.03 bucks, a savings of well over  fifteen bucks so I quickly upgraded to lifetime pro account  . I think  it is good to upgrade because there are many benefits with the pro-membership.

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Five Simple Steps To Boost Your Affiliate Income

Posted on : 08-03-2012 | By : stargaterich | In : Internet_Marketing

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Affiliate marketing is one of the best ways to make money online.  This marketing strategy is very attractive for novice online marketers. Some people can make a lucrative full time income with it while others struggle for weeks, months and even years, quite often without making a single dime despite all the efforts they put in. In this post I will discuss five simple steps to increase your online  income.

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Digital Versus Physical Products – Which Is Better For Affiliates

Posted on : 09-11-2011 | By : stargaterich | In : Internet_Marketing

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The wonderful thing about the Internet is that you can make money by promoting both digital as well as physical products online. Which of these is better for affiliate marketers? Should you focus your Internet marketing efforts on selling ClickBank products or Amazon products presumably if you have time for on only one of them to focus on?

Which of these affiliate network partners (Amazon & ClickBank ) give you better return of investment for the time and effort you need to put into promoting the products? To the experience affiliate marketers, both are equally well established good online source of income to tap into. As a general guideline, promote a product that you like, something that you have knowledge and experience regardless of whether it is digital information or physical item.

ClickBank deals with digital information products or services mainly in the form of digital content that can be delivered to the customer entirely through online. There is no postage and parcel stamps fees to dealt with. Customer usually can immediately download the product or service that they have purchase. Amazon on the other hand offers a wider range of affiliate products, encompassing both physical as well as lesser range of digital products such as eBook, software and online services.

The affiliate commission rate for promoting digital information products such as an eBook is usually much higher compare to a physical item which pay out as low as 6% of the product selling price. It is not unusual for advertisers to offer affiliate commission rate of up to 75% for information products versus 8% for physical items. Many super affiliates and Internet Marketing Gurus make tons of money selling ClickBank products. Thus why would anyone want promote physical products since the commission is far lower compare to marketing digital content?

There are couple reasons people still continue to make money with Amazon. Firstly there are many physical higher price point items that will bring you more commission even though the commission is not high.

For instance, there are many high-end physical items in Amazon that sells for over one thousand dollars or more. Let’s say a massage chair cost two thousand dollars and the commission for it is 10%. You make 200 dollars commission per sale. Digital contents on the other hand usually sells for far less say on the average of 47 dollars. That work out to be 37 dollars per sale for commission rate of 75%.

There are many high cost physical items you can promote from Amazon. Items and goods that you can touch and feel is generally perceived as higher in value and people are usually more willing to invest their money to purchase it. This is one of the main reason why people are willing to pay more for digital content that are delivered in hard copy form such as DVD or hard/soft binding book.

The conversion rate (earnings per click) for promoting physical products are usually much higher compare to software or service products. It is not unusual for experienced marketers to make a successful Amazon product sale for every six to eight pay per clicks (PPC). Good chances are that if you implement the right techniques and strategy, you can realistically achieve very good conversion rate.

Your chances of profiting from Clickbank is good if you promote hot selling products, digital contents that are new or just being released recently (less than 3 months) to the market where there are lots of hypes and anticipations. It is not unusual for the demand and popularity of most software products to decline rapidly within a year or so. The popularity of physical products usually last longer compare to digital information items such as software utilities.

Unlike software products which usually becomes obsolete due to fast paced change of the Internet marketing technology, the value of physical goods are more lasting so to speak. For instance, an effective eczema itch relieve cream will continue to be a good product that will continue to be well sought after and in high demand so long as the product is available in the market for as long as there are eczema sufferers.

In summary, there is no doubt that the Internet provides tremendous opportunity for affiliate marketers, both the advertisers and publishers to create wealth. Ultimately the choice is yours, you couldn’t go wrong with either of these two major affiliate programs namely ClickBank or Amazon, it is a matter of personal preferences and with the right strategy and technique you can be successful promoting both digital as well as physical goods.

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The Best Products To Promote On ClickBank

Posted on : 22-10-2011 | By : stargaterich | In : Internet_Marketing

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One of the common question that many novice affiliate marketers has in mind is what are the best ClickBank products to promote. Well, there aren’t any specific best products because it all depends on your preferences, interest, experience, niche market, the amount of time, focus, efforts as well as your expectations of how much money you wish to make money online and how soon you wish to achieve your goals.

Everyday new products are added into CB (ClickBank) market place. Some Internet marketers prefers to promote fresh new products, some prefer to focus on promoting just money making products such as Internet marketing software & tools and there are those who just simply follow the crowd and promote anything and everything that others claim as hot products!

Usually the higher the price of the product, the higher is the sales commission. That does not mean you should promote only high end products because what works for others may not work for you! If you are novice Internet marketer then it is advisable that you choose products that you are familiar with.

It is even better if you have purchase and use the product yourself. You should only promote a product that you strongly believe in, have personally use and satisfy with it. People can tell from a mile if you really know the product which you recommend through your website.

Of course it is not always possible to evaluate every product that you wish to promote. Always do a Google search of the product you are interested. Check out reviews and feedback. Even though it is not likely that every customer will like the product and give a positive review, chances are that if over 70% of the reviews are positive it is quite alright for you to promote it.

It is not difficult to find quality products from ClickBank to promote. Study the affiliate product sales page. If you are not impressed with the product sales page or landing page then chances are that the customer or prospect you recommend will likewise not going to be motivated to purchase it . Choose one that offer at least 50% sales commission. In other words, if the product cost one hundred dollars, you should get at least 50 dollars when the sale is made.

Some of the factors you need to consider in choosing an affiliate  product are 1)credibility of not just the product but also the product creator, 2) the quality, 3) the conversions and refund rate, 4) the saturation of affiliates, 5) the gravity, 6) the cost-benefit relation, 7)after sales support, 8)promotional materials such as banners, marketing emails and and last but not least the price.

The ‘gravity’ factor is one of the most important criteria that you need to take note. Generally speaking, the ‘gravity’ indicates how popular the product is; it provides a rough estimation of how many affiliates actively promoting it. Don’t bother to figure out the how the value is derived. The higher the gravity the better chances that you will be able to make money promoting it. A gravity above 10 is consider good.

Another important factor that is often overlook by many is the ‘Rebill’ total. Any product with re-billing value is good as it indicates you get paid not just once for the initial sales but also repeatedly so long as the customer continue to use and pay for the upkeep of the product or service. You can achieve passive income of some sort with this mode of payment.
Factors To Consider In Choosing A ClickBank Product To Promote
In summary there is no doubt that ClickBank is an interesting starting point to begin with if you are thinking of how to make money with affiliate programs. You shouldn’t doubt if you can make money with affiliate marketing but rather how to earn good passive income and live on multiple streams of income with affiliate marketing.

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How To Find Quality ClickBank Products

Posted on : 17-10-2011 | By : stargaterich | In : Internet_Marketing

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A common dilemma faced by many novice affiliate Internet Marketers pertains to what ClickBank products to promote? There are hundreds of products in ClickBank and it is important for you to find those of quality and which will give us the best return of investment (ROI).

Before you get to the key question of how to find quality ClickBank products, let’s revisit and understand what affiliate marketing is all about. After all, ClickBank is one of the biggest market place that you can and ought to sign up as an affiliate. You are leaving money on the table so to speak if you are not involved with ClickBank.

Affiliate marketing is an attractive method particularly for Internet marketing newbie to start with. You can realistically generate some sideline income for your site through this business model. Promoting affiliate products is a great introduction and start to the world of e-commerce. Many people has achieved financial freedom and went on to become millionaires through it.

There are no complex formulas or secret techniques to create true wealth using this online money making approach. The more traffic that drop by your site, the greater your chances will be at creating an excellent income and that’s all to it. You don’t need to create your own products or do any hard selling through your site. You don’t need worry about payment processing, refunds, customer support and etc.

Simply focus your efforts on getting or diverting targeted traffic from your site to the affiliate product sales page and you are more or less done with your marketing campaign for that product. The more popular the product and the better the sales page, the highest chance for the sales deal to be closed.

An affiliate marketing program involved a company that offers to either pay you a certain amount of commission for either a click through from your website, or a set amount for visitors signing up, or even a percentage of a purchase made by visitors as a result of being referred from your site. You can promote either affiliate digital as well as physical products.

A typical well established company that you can sign up with to promote physical products is no other than Amazon. It is one of the largest marketplace with a variety of physical as well as digital products to choose from to promote in your site. eBay is another reputable company that offers affiliate marketing programs.

Clickbank is one of the best digital marketplace that you can sign up for as an affiliate to promote digital information products. Believe it or not, there are some top super marketers that earn up as much as up to US100k per month promoting Clickbank products!.Ewen Chia, known as the world number one super affiliate does just that!.

Moreover, even if visitors don’t make a purchase immediately, a lot of programs offer cookie duration, consisting of 30 – 90 days. What this means, is that as long as the visitors have the cookie in their cache, you’ll still receive a profit from any sales generated eventually.

Don’t get the wrong notion that you can make quick and fast money online through with this method. Even though it is a proven money making model, you still have to put focus and efforts to pick the right product, build targeted traffic to your site and then to refer them to the affiliate product sales page.

It is not surprising that the majority amount of time in maintaining your website will be searching and implementing affiliations with various companies align with your interest, experience and expertise. No doubt there’s huge opportunity and potential to make money via affiliate marketing, you have to take the time to search for the right programs that gives you the higher ROI (return on investment).

Affiliate tracking can also be a problem. Once you have applied to become an affiliate for a company, they’ll usually supply you with a personalized link or code. It’s very important that you implement this code into your page correctly, or you may be sending visitors to the company without you receiving any profit from the sales.

So lets get back to the question on what to consider and how to find quality ClickBank products? First thing first you need to understand what CB product ranking is all about. There are so many ClickBank products to consider thus you should do some research to consider only those that meet your expectations in terms of competition, earnings per sale and etc.

It takes time and experience for you to figure out what affiliate products to promote however you need not fret about it. There are many Internet marketing tools that helps you to choose quality products which will earn you higher commision. One such tool is CBSurge and it is free!. Go ahead to download and install in on your computer. You won’t be dissapointed with this tool, I assure you!

Affiliate Marketing can be a very lucrative business. Many affiliate marketing associates make good income online. Begin by selecting the right affiliate program for you and get to work directing traffic to your website. Remember more traffic equals more sales.

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The Easiest Way To Start An Online Business – Affiliate Marketing

Posted on : 28-09-2011 | By : stargaterich | In : Internet_Marketing

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If you are newcomer in the world of Internet Marketing then you may wonder what is the easiest and quickest way to start an online business. A lot of people has the wrong notion that they need to create their own product or service in order to start one.

Do you actually really need to create your own product in order to start an online business?  Absolute not!, you don’t need to create or own any product at all. Have you heard of the term affiliate marketing? In a nutshell affiliate marketing is a form of marketing where you get certain commissions for recommending and referring people to buy products for which you are the product affiliate.

There are lots of work involved to make money with your own product. Not only do you have to spend time and money to create a product, you also need to deal with marketing stuffs such as writing  a good sales-copy letter, sales banner, handle payment system, refunds, technical and customer support and etc.

On the contrary you don’t need to worry about all the above when you deal with affiliate marketing. You just need to focus on promoting and recommending products to the customer. Isn’t that an easier business model for novice and newbie Internet Marketers to begin with? By the way you can still create your own products for instance eBook which you can bundle as additional bonus or add ons for customers that purchase affiliate products through you.

Affiliate marketing has been around for quite some time, even in offline business, well except that people don’t called it specifically ‘affiliate marketing’. Take for instance a shop which sells various products and goods. Do you think all those products are manufactured or created by the shop owner? Of course not!. So where do all those products on the shelf comes from?

Put it simply, the goods and products are distributed by salesmen who make a deal with the shop owners who stand to earn some profit when a sale is made. The same goes for affiliate marketing whereby you sign up as an affiliate for products or services that you wish to promote through your website. It is as easy as directing the customer to the product website. You get paid when the customer you refer to buy the product.

The main advantage with online affiliate marketing is that you don’t need a lot of initial capital start up investment at all. As a matter of fact you don’t even need a website to begin with. You can promote affiliate products directly through Facebook, Squidoo, HubPages, and various social networking media and social book marking sites such as StumbleUpon. You have the flexibility and choice to promote both physical as well as digital products.

All that you need is a computer with connection to the Internet to start an online business and you CAN make money as an affiliate marketer, usually as quick as in within the 1st 24 hours . I used to be very skeptical about people being able to make money online within 24 hours starting from scratch until I attended the  Internet Live Business 2 seminar conducted by Ewen Chia and Patrick Chan.

There so many affiliate programs that you can sign up for as an affiliate marketer. Most of these companies do not have strict criteria and they usually approve your application quickly. Amazon, eBay, Commission Junction are but some of the bigger names that offers you the opportunity to promote physical products.

Among these companies, eBay is the most difficult to sign up for as an affiliate also known as eBay Partnership. Don’t’ be surprise if your application gets rejected by eBay no matter how hard you try. Of course there are some tips that you can use to improve your chances of being approve by eBay but again that’s an article for another post which I will write shortly.

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All You Need To Start Affiliate Marketing

Posted on : 14-05-2010 | By : stargaterich | In : Internet_Marketing

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It’s no longer a dream being able to make money online.  In fact almost everyone can do it. New internet marketers are often adviced by the Guru’s  in the game to consider affiliate marketing in order to earn lots of money and to learn the business from the ground up.

The good thing about affiliate marketing  is that you don’t need to create any products, you just need to promote other people’s work and get paid in terms of commision for the product that you sold.  All Internet marketing business require work;  regardless what you have heard, affiliate marketing can make you a lot of money but you will have to work for it. Lots of new internet marketers gives up because they soon realize they probably won’t be making millions while they sleep.

For all those affiliate marketer wannabes out there, here is a good report by Ewen Chia on how to start and online business. The methods he recommends is so easy to follow and guaranteed to make money even if you are a  first timer. The report is a no fluff, cut the chase and straight to the point tips on how to jump-start an online business using affiliate marketing.

Don’t know how to set up a website?  No problem at all  because you can start to make money online without having to create your own website.  Some social media sites such as Squidoo allows you create articles known as lens. You can create unlimited lens and advertise Amazon and other affiliate products. You can even make use of Squidoo to channel traffic to your website.

So go ahead download this report on what you need to start affiliate marketing and take the actions at the soonest opportunity.  You will be surprised  by the immense opportunities to earn lucrative income through affiliate marketing

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Affiliate Mistakes That You Need to Avoid At All Costs

Posted on : 11-05-2010 | By : Jamie Lee | In : Internet_Marketing

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Affiliate marketing can be a very profitable and rewarding venture. Plus, the process of affiliate marketing is easy, because you don’t have to create your own products. On the other hand, sometimes affiliate marketers look at the business and try to perform their duties in a way that isn’t conducive to success. No matter how hard they try, there are plenty of affiliate marketers who just go about their business the wrong way and end up regretting it.

Everyone makes mistakes, and they are all-too-common learning experiences, but mistakes in affiliate marketing mean losses both in income and time. There are even times that mistakes can set the stage for no one to make a purchase. If you find that you are failing to make money with affiliate marketing, you need to know you are not the only one. This article was written to help you understand some of the most common mistakes make by affiliates. This will make it easier for you to avoid them and for you to successfully build affiliate campaigns.

The first mistake is attempting too single-minded to create sales. With affiliate marketing, one of the main things that you must keep in mind and be careful about is hard selling the product you’re promoting. When you’re promoting a product, you should try to create a certain bond with the prospect and take the whole selling process differently. You absolutely have to avoid looking like a salesman, which can put off most customers; try to act as a friend. It really helps when you yourself really like the product that you’re promoting, as you can more adequately demonstrate just how much that product can help them as much as it’s helped you. Being genuine will help your current sales, and ultimately insure you future sales as well.

Allowing Yourself to Become Stale You always want to keep your option open. This means that you should always be watching for new products being released in your market. Staying informed of the latest events in affiliate marketing will keep you current on things of which you should be aware. Not only will this be beneficial to you, if you put updates on your site, you will be able to let your customers know of any changes or new products. This will increase your credibility and help to form a strong customer base. Further, this effort is an ideal method of remaining in front of your competition, something which is very important to your success.

Failure to Track Conversions It is vital that an affiliate knows what product is converting and what is not. If you are not going to track your conversions, you are leaving a lot of money on the table. This is especially true if you use PPC to promote your affiliate products. By keeping track of conversions, you will be able to turn losses into profits. When you see a product is not converting (turning into sale), you can do some research to find out why. If you find it is that the sales page is not convincing enough, you can move onto another product. It is a big mistake to stay with a product that is failing to convert. You need to be quick on your feet.

Instead of splitting your attention among a bunch of substandard products, why not go for an affiliate product that guarantees you a commission of at least 50%, and then pour all your energy into properly promoting it? The best approach is to go steadily instead of rushing; this will ensure that you earn more money over the long term.

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Customer Service Basics for Internet Marketers

Posted on : 05-05-2010 | By : Mike Johnson | In : Internet_Marketing

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Many people look into internet marketing because, for the most part, it is a mostly automated business model. The thinking is that all you need to do is set up a website where you offer items or services for sale, use marketing methods like links to get people there, and then watch as those people buy your products and services without you having to lift a finger.

This view would make it seem like there is not much recurring effort that needs to be put in. This could be the reason a lot of these internet marketers are doing a less than acceptable job at customer service. The truth is that customer service is just as valuable to an online business as it is to an offline business. Follow these simple customer service tips and see your clients and customers returning time and again to purchase from you.

After all, it is more likely and easier for you to sell new product to existing customers who are extremely satisfied with your customer service versus trying to sell to new prospects or leads. Furthermore, a satisfied customer is more likely to recommend others to buy from you thus expanding your online business.

When you get contact information from your buyers, make sure to get their physical address as well so that you can send them a thoughtful handwritten note thanking them. That is of course provided the buyer is comfortable to provide their physical delivery address to you. This is going to work better for you if you don’t have a very large business yet.

However, when you are operating a small business these are the things that will get you noticed. Sending a handwritten thank you note for choosing you will often convince your customers to return to you when they are in need of your specific type of service again. And really, a quick little note should only take you a couple of minutes to write. Think of it this way, when you spend that little time on the note, you could be promising your business future sales.

Remember your customer’s feedback and implement it. If you are physically able to do so, spend the time answering every email that comes in whether it is positive or negative. Sometimes the best feedback you receive will be the negative variety because it will allow you to see how to improve what you offer.

You can simply draft an email that says “Thank you for letting us know what you think of our product” and then you should address a few of the comments or concerns they expressed in their mail; doing this will ingratiate you to even the most disenfranchised of your customers. What’s more, they will be more likely to buy from you in the future because they will know that you see them as people and not just as PayPal deposits.

Offer your clients and customers information for free every once in a while. Send out some newsletters about things that are happening with your product or ones that contain interesting information instead of only sending them sales pitches all the time.

If they think that you will only send them promotional material, they will be much more likely to blanket delete all of your mails without having read them. If, however, you offer up some information for free every once in a while, your e-mails will be better received.

You will become even more popular if you send out an e-mail that highlights projects other people are working on. This will demonstrate that you care not only about your bottom line, but also about the other members of your niche and your clients will be happy with this.

Offline businesses aren’t the only ones that need to pay attention to customer service. If you do not continually provide excellent customer service, you will find you client base eroding and you will not see many return customers. Good customer service is often what makes or breaks a business-even online. Are you doing everything you can to create and keep happy customers?

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