One of the first affiliate marketing business opportunities online was created by Amazon.com over ten years ago. After that time millions of people all over the world have started their own online business through affiliate marketing programs and failed. However, many of them have also created very successful business.
Here is one huge key that you can follow to help ensure your affiliate marketing business success. The thing I’m talking about is creating your own online business website or blog to sell your affiliate marketing products on. You should not use the website that the company provides for you and hundreds or thousands of other affiliates are using.
Let’s talk about some aspects why this is so crucial for your success.
1. Most visitors will not make a purchase on their first stop to your affiliate replicated website. Therefore they will look at your site and they will leave.
To make money this way as an affiliate marketer you will have to increase the number of visitors going to your site before you can increase the number of customers that you are converting from this. As the internet fills up with billions of websites it becomes extremely competitive depending on the niche of your affiliate online businesses.
Therefore it is important you develop a strategy of capturing names and e-mail addresses. The reason you want to do this is because you can build a list of prospects and follow up with them by email until they are ready to purchase your product.
The best way for creating relationships with your subscribers is using an auto-responder set up with a series of pre-written promotional messages. You will also be educating them on some of the positive things about the products you are selling.
This is known as building a list for future follow-up, and can be an asset that is worth thousands of dollars to you on a monthly basis. Some affiliate marketers has been reported to earn over a dollar per month for every person on their mailing list. Once you understand this concept you will become motivated to build a large list of your own.
2. Another reason that you want to have your own online business website is because you can use it to pre-sell your visitor on the positive aspects of your product. You do this by offering an honest assessment of the things that you like and do not like about it.
You can, for example, buy the product yourself and thoroughly familiarize with it. Your goal is to help get your prospect into a buying frame of mind before passing them through to your affiliate sales page.
For whatever reasons the majority of affiliate marketers do not take the time to do this. This can help separate you from them because you have your own website and are informing your customers by offering free information you can follow by e-mail with.
3. Having your own website allows you also to promote several affiliate marketing products with it. Initially you may want to focus on one product, but you can easily add additional affiliate products by placing banners on your website or blog and making sales for those products too. You cannot do this if you’re using the affiliate website provided by the company only.
4. Finally, if you have your own online business website you can fully control it. Your affiliate marketing business will be more successful and you make more money with it the longer you are in the business. However, the ability to control your own success is important and is made easier because of following the concept of utilizing your own website to make affiliate marketing sales.