Trial And Error In Marketing

In the beginning it is always rough. It’s called trial and error and we all go through it. It can’t be helped. I wish it could be easier, but the trials we go through trying to promote our websters can be time consuming and very expensive.

The cure is in training. Anytime you enter a new business it is vital to learn the ropes. Unfortunately, most people getting involved in internet marketing don’t have a clue about what they are doing. They buy into a great sounding get rich program and learn the hard way that there is a lot more to it that just signing up and giving up a few dollars. There is much to be done and it all begins with marketing your product, company or website.

The way to avoid making any costly mistakes is by reading and acquiring training. Of course, many of these get rich programs fail to offer the type of support a newbie needs to succeed. They lack the training. Which can be described as part of the trial and error process. The reason for this is simple: it is not a good program. The only people getting rich off of these types of programs are the programs owner. So when making a decision on where to spend your money, research each company thoroughly. Don’t make the mistake of joining anything that requires you to go out and purchase leads, tells you all you have to do is advertise or to use PPC without offering the proper training.

Although PPC is probably the best and fastest way to acquire leads it can also be the most costly, especially if you don’t know what you are doing. So before using this form of advertising read all that you can on the subject. You can find all that you need at Google Adwords or the that Yahoo/Overture campaign page.

Advertising on the internet is trial and error. There are so many avenues to pursue. Article writing can be a valuable source to gather leads for your business. It can also be rewarding as your writing techniques improve. There are many others, and it is best to find the one that best suits your budget and your personal desires. One of the most popular forms is video training using You Tube. This will give you a chance to personalize your message and gives your viewer’s a good look at who they will be working with.

I find it important to list the most popular forms of online marketing. I will give you my list and describe what I like and use the most. I try and use all of them, but it would not be smart if you are a newbie to try and do this. It would be better if you started with one and as soon as you begin to see results, in the form of prospects and sales then and only then should you move onto something else.

My Space is at the top of the list. Besides being able to buy advertising, you can find people who share the same interests. Then it is important to build a relationship without trying to sell your business. Get them to trust you first and then make an offer.

There are also list builders like Viral Url and List Joe.com. These companies will pump out your message thousands of members who in order to gain credits must click on the ad so there own ad and sight will be seen. It’s a win-win and you should be able to gain between 20-30 prospects each month from such an approach.

Free classified is yet another. There is a certain appeal to this form of advertising because it is free, but personally I have never had much luck with it.

Facebook is a good way to get seen. It is a popular site where thousands of like minded individuals congregate to engage in marketing their business. So it is really important to establish yourself as someone who is knowledgeable and good at interacting. Remember this is a social site, so be sociable and create relationships.

Another popular form of marketing is the use of forums. I use these regularly and have established some very valuable relationships. It is a good place to get tips and answer to any problems you may be having.

There are many different forms of advertising and I have barely scratched the surface. Traffic exchanges, text exchanges, ad exchanges and many more. Through trial and error you will find what works best for you.

My advice is to read as much as you can and become knowledgeable, enabling you to help others which will increase your online credibility. Another thing I should add is to find a program that interests you and offers complete training. Training is key. Online marketing is always changing and new methods are always being created, so try being creative yourself and who knows you may crack the code. This could lead to millions. I wish you the best of luck and hope some of the info I have written here you have found helpful. Take care and good luck.

Mastering Affiliate Marketing In Just 5 Days!

Many affiliates are not making any money with the programs they promote because they are simply making a lot of mistakes, which prevent them from bringing their affiliate marketing business to the next level.

The right affiliate strategy can help you make your first sale in one week, or more. It will depend on how much effort you put into the battle.

Follow these seven days to affiliate marketing profit and you should do well, and see your first affiliate sale very soon. When I saw that blueprint for the first time, I was skeptical; but when I saw commissions in my affiliate account, I knew that the process was working perfectly.

The problem is not in the process but with the affiliate marketer who didn’t set a clear goal with a plan and didnt take action to achieve the success that many other super affiliates are enjoying.

So here is the plan that you must follow if you want to make your first commission in affiliate marketing…next week:

Day 1: Find a profitable market

Finding a profitable market is where most affiliates fail and then give up. It’s not their fault, but nobody takes the time to explain that.

When you are starting, it is better to start with a huge market that is already profitable, like golf, weight loss, finance, self-help, beauty, sports, fitness…

Start by researching what those people want, what they are searching for on the Internet. For that, you will need a keyword research tool like Goodkeywords.com or Yahoo search marketing tool.

Day 2: Find an affiliate product for this market

Before finding the product, try to identify the needs of your targeted market. Your chosen product must be excellent; and you want to have a good commission that will reward you, motivate you and cover your affiliate campaign costs. You can start with clickbank.com or cj.com.

You must verify the sales page to see if it will convert your visitors into sales.

Day 3: Know and understand your product

Know that the goal of the affiliate is to pre-sell and not to sell. The merchant must sell his product, not you.

You should pre-sell (capture and warm up) your product to your subscriber. For that, you need to know the benefits of the product for your subscribers, and the best way to do that is to own the product.

Day 4: Prepare your advertising plan

Prepare your material: ads, articles, where you will advertise this affiliate program: Start with articles and pay-per-click traffic via Google Adwords.

Day 5: Prepare yourself to capture your prospects

You must not send your visitor to the merchant page, but you must capture his name and email address first, to secure your future affiliate commissions.

Day 6: Write your killer follow-up material

After capturing his email address, the pre-written message in your autoresponder will do the work for you and close the sale.

Day 7: Drive tons of traffic to your lead capture page

When everything is ready, start to advertise your affiliate program. Actually, you will show your lead capture (also called opt-in or squeeze page) page to the world, and take your future buyer’s email address. One of the most effective ways to advertise it is to write articles.

Remember: the affiliate marketing process works, and it is perfect. But it will not work without you. So take action, and when you start to see your affiliate commissions, you will know that it is working; and you will be able to master the affiliate marketing game and become a super affiliate.