Sunday, November 27, 2005

The Best Affiliate Program

As you may be aware , there are hundreds of thousand of affiliate programs on the internet currently. Most of them claim to be the best out there. From my personal experience one company really stand apart from others. 5 Pillar affiliate program.

They have very high quality products, the best affiliate support, a very resourceful affiliate resource center, and constantly communicate with their affiliate throughout the year. It is almost impossible not to succeed at making at least a sale or two even right from the beginning if you follow the guideline set-up by the 5 Pillar affiliate program properly and commit yourself to doing it.

In fact you could use these highly valuable affiliate knowledge to promote other affiliate programs as well. If anybody just want to take that first step on affiliate marketing and internet marketing in general, than this is the place to take those small fews but important steps. You will become knowledgable almost right after carefully studying the free materials available at the affiliate resource center.

And you'll know what works and what doesn't work in affiliate marketing. But the most important thing is you do not have to waste time, money and effort in order to learn how to start and what to do as an affiliate marketer. To start with you can download an extremely valuable Affiliate Master Course here and you may also be able to join the 5 Pillar Affiliate Program. It is simply too valuable to miss out.

In the last article I had adviced you to download Make Your Site Sell which is also written by Ken Evoy. And as I had mentioned is one of the best online marketing book or ebook ever written. And the best part is it that Ken Evoy has been kind enough to give it for free. So, make sure you download it, read it, understand the real concept of what really works online in starting a business (as well as in the real world) and start applying it.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Finding The Right Affiliate Program To Promote

As promise, today I would like to discuss a little bit more on affiliate marketing - finding the right kind of products to promote. People sell all sort of things on the internet. You are easily tempted to promote a majority of them especially if they promise big money for you in return for your promotions and referral of their products.

But seriously, can we really count on all these earn big money promises. The short answer is, not really. As merchants, of course they would love to have a huge army of affiliates to promote their products that cost them almost nothing, in term of marketing budget.

But from your perspective, as an affiliate, if you are not focus, then you will not earn much from affiliate marketing generally.

So, what's the best way to promote a product or service?

Be Focused. Be in Niche. Become an "Expert" on something specific.

It doesn't really matter if other people are yet to believe that you are an "expert". They will. As long as you believe that you are or will be an expert in your specific field that you choose and you are really committed to being an "expert" in that field, success will follows. One more thing, make sure that the field that you choose to be an "expert" in does have some commercial value.

1) Ask yourself these questions.
What are my interests?
Am I good at something?
What do I know a lot about?

2) For example, if you like cellphones and you know a lot about them. You can't wait to checkout the latest models from being releaseed. You know the features from the current available models very well and can directly compare with the new model just come out. In short, you know cellphones and cellphone industry like the back of your hands.

Then, you could build a website or a blog specifically discussing cellphones and the cellphone industry. You could review each available models from each brand names - what you like or do not like about each of them. You should also discuss about the batteries, gadget and accessories that come together with each models. You could review the latest models just being release.

If you provide original, helpful and honest reviews it will not be long before your site or blog become somewhat of a respected or "authority" entity about cellphones on the internet. If you are using a blog and you actively provide very informative reviews (in your case - specifically on cellphones and cellphone industry) , with the current internet technology, it is almost inevitable that your blog would become "famous".

3) You join affiliate program for merchants selling cellphones and cellphone accessories as well as cell phone call plans for your country, if applicable.

4) Then whenever appropriate, you could recommend any of the above merchants that you had sign-up with. Just make sure that these merchants are providing quality products and services. Never ever recommend a product or service that pays you very well but you know for a fact that they have lousy products or bad customer supports.

Remember that with every single post, writing or recommendation you make, your reputation and your website reputation is on-the-line. The stake is simply too high - to lose your credibility and trust by recommendating even one lousy merchant after your effort in building high quality informative theme based site or blog that you really love about.

5) However, with real honest recommendations at your site or blog, you will note that your referral incomes or income from promoting these good products and merchants will grow healthily in direct proportion with the traffics building up to your site or blog.

There is a very good guide on becoming really good affiliate marketer called Make Your Site Sell
. This ebook provides very detail and comprehensive guide to succeed in affiliate marketing. Recently, Ken Evoy the writer of Make Your Site Sell
had decided to give it away for free. You can download the ebook from the link above.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Affiliate Sales Programs

One of the best thing that internet bring with it is the opportunity to earn a living using the internet technology itself. I've tried quite a number of methods provided by the many internet based companies. Affiliate sales programs definitely works like a charm.

But not all affiliate program are the same. It really depends on the merchants themselves. Some merchants do provide excellent affiliate sales program. While a lot of others are just a waste of your time. I had personally joined hundreds of afiliate programs in the past three years alone.

I hope to be able to share more on some of them soon. But for now I just would like to mention that, yes you can make money online with affiliate sales program but it does require efforts on your part. If someone says you can make make money with affiliate program online without much effort from you then you better be careful. They might be some catch.

You may need to buy something through their systems and buy some more and then buy some more again and again. The results normally are extremely less encouraging. You may lose more than gain anything out of it. So my advice to you is just ingnore those kinds of automated downline affiliate systems.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Carpet and Rug

The festive season is near. Some people have began to make a long list of what they plan to buy. This include buying things for themselves, their spouses, children, for the house or even buying new cars. I look around for what kind of products that people are looking for and I found out that house decorations and flooring also are top on their list, I believe.

And here's and good site on a wide variety of carpets and rugs . Here is some of the item listed on the site - custom made area rugs, oriental carpet and rug, modern area rugs and carpet, antique oriental carpet, karastan area rugs, floor mats for cars, entry mat, playground safety mats, outdoor rubber mat, and other custom rugs and carpet, to name a few.

Hope this can help people to choose the right kind of flooring material for your homes for this coming holiday season.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

A Better Online Marketplace

I had just came back from a rather long holiday - for about two weeks. And I just updated my site on online marketplace. Lately, people have been complaining that they cannot really make a decent profit from big auction sites like

The competition on ebay is getting extremely stiff in most categories and it is really hard to make a profit especially for newbies. In fact a lot of sellers had made a lost. With higher and higher listing fees, just made a lot of sellers tried to find ebay alternatives marketplace.

Well newer marketplace like Pricester offer quite a promising venue for new as well as seasoned sellers. It is still free to setup a store and start accepting payment - make it very attractive for most sellers who have start selling there. You can check out my review on Pricester on my site at the link above.