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Affiliate Marketing Ideas

May 7, 2011

By Carol Amato

Continued…

 Traffic and Marketing

Once you have a list of keywords that have at least 1,000 monthly searches and fewer than 50,000 competing pages, it’s time to use those keywords to get traffic.

There are literally hundreds, perhaps thousands of ways to get traffic, but I’m just going through some of the easiest ways to get traffic quickly and with little to no money up front.

Article Marketing
Marheting Ideas
One of the easiest ways to get free traffic is by writing articles and submitting them to article directories.  Many article directories have very good authority with the search engines, so articles you submit will often rank well quickly and bring in traffic.

If you’re going to send people straight to an affiliate link, it’s a good idea to register a domain that you can use to redirect people to.  There are a couple of reasons for this.

1.  You can easily change the affiliate link if necessary, without having to go back and edit tons of articles.

2.  Some article directories require it.

Articles should be between 300 and 500 words.  It’s actually a good idea to keep articles fairly short so you don’t bore people, and because you don’t want them to feel completely satisfied.  To get the really good information, they need to visit the affiliate link in your resource box at the end of your article.

Some article directories to submit to include:

http://www.ezinearticles.com

http://www.buzzle.com

http://www.goarticles.com

http://www.articlesbase.com

http://www.articlecity.com

Blogging

Blogging is another great way to get traffic.  It’s best if you do it on your own domain with your own hosting, but you can also make use of free blogging platforms like Blogger.com if you want.  Just be aware that they have the right to delete your blog at any time, for any reason they choose, even if you didn’t break any rules.

Every time you make a blog post, be sure to include keywords in the title of the post, as well as the content.  This will help ensure you get plenty of traffic from the search engines.

Social Content

Social MediaSocial content sites like Squidoo.com and HubPages.com have very good authority with the search engines, so the pages you create will often rank quite well.

They are free, and are also extremely easy to use, even if you don’t have any technical experience.  You don’t even need to know HTML, because their online wizards will help you set up pages in no time flat.

As with blogging or article marketing, you need to be sure to use your keywords in your titles and content.  This is the only way to ensure you’ll get traffic from the search engines.

Forum Marketing

Forums can be great for affiliate marketing, but you have to be careful.  Most forums don’t allow you to post affiliate links in posts or in your signature, so read the rules carefully.  You might be able to link to your blog from your signature if affiliate links aren’t allowed.

Conclusion

Now you have the basics you need to get started with affiliate marketing.  You can take this information and run with it, and you can be making money almost immediately!

Whatever you do, you need to keep at it.  Never give up!  Trust me, these things really do work.  Affiliate marketing is extremely easy, and once you have some moneymaking methods in place, they can run mostly on autopilot!

Combine these methods with some of your own and you’ll have an unstoppable money machine that just keeps cranking out the cash day after day.  

I’d love to hear your thoughts below.

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Take Care,
Carol Amato

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  • mark

    Thanks, for all your help…mtv

    • http://www.CarolAmato.com/ Carol Amato

      You’re welcome, Mark.

      Thanks for stopping by. – Carol

  • Geri Richmond

    Hey Carol,
    You are terrific. Everytime I get confused about what to do next, there you are with great advice. I am definitely going to start Affiliate Marketing, today.

    • http://www.CarolAmato.com/ Carol Amato

      So glad to help, Geri! :)

      Carol

  • Josie M

    Carol
    Just wanted to say Thanks for all your great info Your one of my great info sources especially when it concerns how to find something. thanks again

    • http://www.CarolAmato.com/ Carol Amato

      You’re welcome, Josie – I enjoy it very much. :)

      Carol

  • Affiliate Monster

    Hi Carol,
    I really enjoyed reading your blog post.
    I think Seo is also good way to build targeted web traffic. I know seo is not so easy but then also I will prefer Seo.

    Warm regards,
    Michael Harris

  • rayc

    Carol thanks again. I’ve tried to signup with some of the affiliate website on anothny’s book. I got disapproved with cxdigital and still pending status with expressrevenue. Only affiliate site i have is clickbank. Can You please give me affiliate marketing website. cj requires website which i dont have, because with just clickbank i could not decide my product/service yet. You help will be greatly appreciated.

    • http://www.CarolAmato.com/ Carol Amato

      Clickbank is a great place to start out. You can check the categories to the left and then the sub-categories. The higher the gravity, the more of that product/program is being sold.

      I have established an account Neverblue also, but again, you’ll need a website, I believe. They also called to interview me.

      Hope to help.
      Carol

  • sandra martinez

    Hey Carol
    You always have an answer to all our questions, I would be completely lost with out your help. Thank you for all that you do, I would have gave up by now with out your encouragement and know how.

    Thanks again have a great day Sandra

    • http://www.CarolAmato.com/ Carol Amato

      Hi Sandra!

      I’m so glad that I can help, and appreciate the inspiration you give! We all need encouragement along the way.

      Have a great weekend. – Carol :)

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