Monday, 21 September 2009

Affiliate Marketing: Increase Your Affiliate Commissions With 7 Top Tips

I just wrote an article on Hubpages (one great site to write and recieve generous traffic as it is a high ranking and well respected content website) about increasing your affiliate income and commissions by following 7 affiliate tips, of course I've written more of these tips in the past and there are more methods you can use, these 7 ways provide you with a great starting point to consider increasing your commission rates and earning percentages.

7 Ways To Increase Your Affiliate Commissions

Go and read it and tell me what you think, either in the comments here or over there, maybe add your suggestions as to what other affiliate tips you might want me to write about. Because I would like to hear what you have to say about affiliate marketing in general and what may have worked for you too.

Friday, 18 September 2009

Video Marketing With Youtube And Other Video Sharing Sites

Video marketing is one of them marketing methods that has become something of a phenomenon and you can easily start this promotion method with videos related to your affiliate niche, all you need is a flip camera or something that takes clear video footage, but also you could invest in some screen capture software like Camtasia(free to use for 30 days on a trial basis!) and do related video tutorials on the websites you actually view on screen and you will also need a good headset with a microphone to add narration to your useful videos.

I recently started some video marketing with two Youtube accounts

One for - Affiliate Marketing

And one for my - Fantasy Art Drawing

There are some ways of promoting videos that seem to work well, now my affiliate marketing youtube channel needs a good focused effort because everyone and their grandmother is doing or attempting affiliate marketing through Yotube so there is a case of people getting fed up with it, but if you try and come across genuine, then that's all you can hope for, so that's why the view counts are quite low, but with a little promotion here and there I'm sure I can boost up the views on these videos when I also create some more to add to this account!

The titles of your youtube videos, seems to make all the difference as to get the views, because I've tested this with my fantasy art drawing account with similar types of videos, but with different titles and the more specific but shorter titles seem to get the most views and of course the ones that are being searched for too.

The marketing aspect comes into it when you place a relevant website url right at the beginning of your video description and it would be a good idea to direct people who may watch the video to click on that url particularly if they found the video interesting, you can easily do this with Camtasia or even Windows Movie Maker software if you have it, by adding titles and credits to the start and end of your videos, but also on Youtube with video annotations too.

Also when you are talking in the video you can say to click the link too, then you cover all of your marketing objectives with one or even a set of related videos.

Of course Youtube is the biggest and most popular video uploading site on the planet, but there are others who come within the top ten video sharing sites:





Blip TV

There are some others too, just do a search for them, or join Tubemogul and submit your videos to around 15 to 20 video sharing sites at once(bare in mind that a few won't be relevant video sites to upload to, but the thoughts there at least!)

When I am video marketing, I tend to do short 3 minute videos if possible, because the attention span of people watching videos is like non existent as they want to either be entertained or learn something new in a few minutes of their time and if you do this consistently then they will subscribe and be a repeat visitor of your video channels for a long time and even spread the word to their friends too.(Word of mouth is viral marketing!)

Also it is a great idea to keep an eye on the top video channels in your niche, because you can get ideas for how they get lots of views to their videos and apply them to your own way of video marketing, this could be to do with video tags or the titles they write, but also they may have a large network elsewhere with which to share their niche videos, so wherever possible try and spread out your videos by embedding them in relevant places across the net and start building your own networks in your affiliate niche.

Video marketing is a great method to use in your marketing campaigns and should be a top performer for years to come as the internet advances even more with media sharing and everything starts to become inter connecting and all interest search based like it is now!

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Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Hubpages Has Many Traffic Benefits And Advantages For Your Website Or Blog

Over on hubpages I have previously done a member hubpage experiment called the Hubchallenge and in this challenge you in effect challenge yourself to write 30 hubpages in 30 days, the first challenge was an awesome experience in which someone had the crazy idea of doing 100 hubpages in 30 days, now I only managed 42 at the time, but this was enough to triple my traffic and gave me a good reason to continue writing very regularly in the things that interest me alot.

Now the following are two traffic stats graphs, the first one is a before the 2nd hubchallenge but about a month after the first challenge.

First Traffic Stats

Now here is the second traffic stat image.

As you can see in the first traffic stats, the views to my hubpage articles were just over 800 a day, which was impressive after my first attempt at writing almost every day for a month.

But the second one has seen my traffic rise up over 1250 views a day, which is more an incentive to carry on with this wonderful hubpages challenge.

For those who do not have an account on Hubpages - Go and get one now!

Update - here is another traffic stats graph at date 20th November 2009 and it shows the traffic grew to 2000 views before dropping to 1600 ish views, so it's growing the traffic these Hubchallenges!!


Secret Affiliate Weapon 2 Members Area Review

Here is a short video I created, showing you the Secret Affiliate Weapon 2 members area and in this video I quickly go through what you get when you purchase the $27 product, as a member myself of the original Secret Affiliate Weapon 1 that came out back in 2004 I thought it would be a good idea to purchase and review this updated affiliate blueprint.

It has slightly different information, but essentially it has some common themes to the last affiliate system, you have the video tutorials that explain the ways to promote, just like any other affiliate system and the basics of what affiliate marketing is for the new marketers, I liked the videos as they was presented in a clear and direct way by a marketer who sounded like Michael Chaney(probably was!)

Aswell as the videos you have 4 modules that go through such basics as choosing your business niche, building traffic and other promotional methods, so really the modules are meant to be read first and the videos along the way when the ebook modules link to specific videos within the text.

You get 2 free bonuses with this product too, you get the original Secret Affiliate Weapon 1 and you get a teleclass audio on passive income secrets, although it's a large file to save to your computer, but it's worth it, I took notes whilst listening to it and then placed it on a separate flash drive off my computer.

Of course this isn't for advanced affiliate marketers, it is really aimed at new affiliate marketers, to show them the basics of what is possible with affiliate marketing and the potential of earnings that you can create with promoting other peoples products.

Here is the video, And I may do a couple more videos with a little bit more detail on the free bonuses, until then heres the video:-

If you want to read some more information about the secret affiliate weapon then visit Secret Affiliate Weapon Today!

It's a simplistic affiliate blue print that anyone can follow and plus you can earn from it too in 3 ways which I go through in the video above.