I’ve got some (srongly) recommended reading for you today…and it’s linked to a way for you to drive NEW TRAFFIC to your site — and also learn about how affiliate marketing works.
Anik Singal is my go-to guy for Affiliate Marketing. He’s the founder of Affiliate Classroom (http://www.MarkPrefers.com/affiliateclassroom), THE place to go to learn how to run an affiliate business.
As you know, the way you earn with affiliate marketing is by getting traffic, and then sending it to a merchant’s site — using your special “affiliate link”. One great way you can get that traffic — and we’ve talked about this a bit over the last couple of weeks — is through article marketing.
With article marketing, you write an article, post it to an article directory, and dozens or hundreds of other website owners post your article onto THEIR site (because they need content for their site). When people visit THEIR site and follow YOUR link and then buy, YOU get paid for the sale.
And of course, you can drive traffic from those very same articles to YOUR site, too, and keep ALL the money, if you’re selling your own products.
One of the problems — if you want to call it that — with this kind of marketing is that you can only get paid when someone actually BUYS the product you are recommending. You can make a lot that way, but wouldn’t it be good to also get paid if someone doesn’t buy?
Anik’s company has just spent a year on exactly that problem, and the result is a new Article Directory — especially for affiliates — called Affsphere.
There is a lot to learn about Article Marketing — whether you use AffSphere or a different directory — and especially how it relates to affiliate marketing. That’s why Anik has written a report that is a must-have primer on both.
Here’s what’s in the book (and why you should read it):
Chapter 1: Affiliate Marketing – How You Make Money
Chapter 2: How To Find a Ridiculously Profitable Niche in 6 Fast Steps! <-- IMPORTANT (see below) Chapter 3: Finding a Money Making Product In 30 Seconds! Chapter 4: The Only 5 Kinds of Websites That You Should Make... Chapter 5: Writing Articles That Create IMMEDIATE Results! Chapter 6: The Only Way To Submit Your Articles... Chapter 7: 6 Commandments To Follow To Guarantee Success Chapter 8: A Simple Checklist To Follow... I just downloaded it myself -- just five bucks (yes, I paid for it) and am reading it now on a lazy Saturday here in Southern California. And yes, even *I* am learning a bunch of stuff I didn't know. So go get Anik's ebook, and we'll talk more next week. To Your success, --Mark P.S. Among the most requested topics for Help in my recent survey was "How do I find my niche". Good question! Choosing the right niche is the difference between WASTING YOUR TIME and being a BIG SUCCESS -- with the same amount of work. Anik gives you a mathematical way in his book (don't worry, it's easy math) to help you evaluate and choose your niche -- whether it's for your own product or an affiliate product. That chapter alone is worth many times the cost of the ebook. Enjoy it now: http://www.AffsphereArticles.com