I know what you’re thinking already.
You hate making new year’s resolutions – wait I have good news! I’ve made it easy for you!
Here’s 5 ready-made resolutions – and each one will help your online affiliate marketing sales.
Now you’re interested!
These resolutions will help you earn more, and keep your online business growing throughout the year.
Lets get started.
1. Promote more often!
Set a goal to promote every day if you can, if not everyday, set a goal of 4 times a week.
Pick a time each day, perhaps the same time every day, set aside 15 – 30 minutes strictly for promotion.
Your affiliate marketing business needs to constantly be promoted to generate sales and traffic to your site.
You have lots of competition and I can guarantee you that your competitors will be promoting even if YOU"RE NOT!
Not sure how, where or what to promote? We can help you with that! See # 5.
2. Promote to more places!
Set a goal to expand your marketing reach every month at least. Find new places to promote, test your ads, test your results.
It’s easy to post to your same favourite places but it’s important to tap into new markets.
Do your homework and be smart. Don’t fall into the trap of buying your way to success. You won’t build a successful affiliate marketing business by buying "clicks", harvesting tired recycled emails, scraping data, or buying mass quantities of leads. Good old fashioned promotion in lots of target marketing places, honest list building tactics, relationship building and customer care is what will grow your business success.
Use an ad tracker so you get intel every time you promote so you know where your clicks are coming from and from which resources.
Need help with that? See #5
3. Dig in and I really mean DIG in to social media sites. Your choices are many.
If you haven’t done so already create a Facebook page for your business, start a niche specific group.
Create your own YouTube Channel and be an unabashed self-promoter. Post videos that are product specific, or try a how-to video, or an educational style video with soft promotional elements woven throughout. Be honest, helpful, people can tell if you are sincere.
Create a Linked In page, then remember to update it.
Haven’t got a Twitter account yet? Now is the time.
When you have all your social media accounts set up, then you need to set time aside every day ideally, to update them, don’t forget. Schedule this in as part of your promotion. Social media is like leaving breadcrumbs that lead a trail back to you, your products and your business so brand yourself accordingly and keep your social media up to date.
The last thing you want to look like is a business that has gone out of business – at least to the online world.
Post often but be sure to post good content not just random links and promotion copy.
I’ve got a Facebook and Social Marketing course I provide to our Members because harnessing the power of social media is so very important.
Some of you may have already set up a blog then just forgot about it. You simply can’t forget about your blog. Blogging is an excellent and powerful promotion tool for branding yourself and your business, for promoting specific product and business related information and for controlling the online content about your business. Search engines index blog content frequently, so the more good key word FRESH content you have the better to keep your site indexed most efficiently.
One important final word about blogs. Make sure you manage and update security controls on your blog so you don’t get hacked. WordPress blogs are the worst for this, people set up a WordPress blog hen add in a hole lot of free widgets but fail to update the blog – the unfortunate result – you get hacked. Say good bye to all that content you worked so hard on. We hear from our Members way too often asking us to recover their hacked blogs, sometimes we can, sometime we can’t. Prevention is the best measure, keep your WordPress blog updated on a regular basis and be wary of free widgets that open up security holes in your blog.
Ok one more final word about blogs. Don’t rely on a free blog. Here’s why. Free blog providers will often change their policy and suddenly limit, restrict or terminate your blog without notice. Again, all your content – GONE – in an instant and not recoverable. Remember when your Pappa told you nothing in life is free. Hmm. So true. Recommended course of action is to book a domain name so YOU are the owner of the blog and responsible for it’s content and maintenance (easy). It’s more professional, good for branding purposes and niche marketing. You can still use WordPress or another blog style editor but don’t spend a lot there is no need. The cost is small and is excellent value for all the promotion opportunities your blog provides you and your business. Need help with getting your own blog on a hosted domain so you are in charge? See # 5 below.
5. Find a marketing system that works for you – and stick to it.
I talk to online marketers every day who have no clue how to market online. They post blindly and without method, they pray they will get results, they get frustrated, they throw their hands up in the air then write off the whole idea of making money online as a waste of time. The problem most marketers face is that they don’t have access to a tested, proven system for online marketing. A system that provides a professional online presence complete with domain based website, strategies for generating leads and traffic, solid products and reputable services they can sell, solutions for business growth, comprehensive training and importantly – support and help when you need it. Treat your online business like just that – a business, care for it, love it – learn what you need to do to grow it successfully.
We invite you to take a look at the marketing system we’ve developed at Worldprofit over the last 20+ years. Find out for yourself why Worldprofit continues to be the #1 choice for online home business and affiliate marketing training. We believe in training and supporting our Members to help them grow their own successful online business.
Get a free Worldprofit Associate membership and see for yourself how we can help you too, http://www.worldprofitassociates.com
~ Sandi Hunter
Author: Sandi Hunter, Co-Founder, President, Worldprofit Inc. http://www.worldprofit.com