Brainstorm Your Affiliate Marketing Site Concept

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The most important part of your entire affiliate marketing business is to wrap up the necessary preparation work before you begin “doing business” on the Internet will, of course, delay your grand opening. But it’s important that you take your time to prepare well now. Then there’ll be nothing to repair or repeat once you launch. You’ll just roar ahead!

Most people fail in any business because they don’t plan adequately. That’s three times as true for an Internet business and five times as true for what you are about to do.

If you pick the wrong concept, if you develop the wrong topics, if you pick the wrong affiliate programs… you’ll get the wrong results.

So many small businesses fail to start at the beginning with Content. Instead, they start at the end with Monetization.

The hardest part, where 98% of small businesses fail, is in attracting Traffic, the visitors who convert into income. Yet many start with the cash register!

What you are about to read is likely a radical departure from what you have been doing. Take your time and read carefully. Receive the key to becoming an Affiliate Marketing Superstar.

Back to real-time preparation. You have already started your journey in the right direction by completing the first preparatory step, the foundation for all future actions…

Brainstorm a high-potential idea. Discover the best Site Concepts for you. Then narrow them down to the one with the most potential. Remember… it takes just as much time to build a low-potential business as a high-potential one. So invest the time now to maximize your returns later.

Everyone, absolutely everyone, has a special interest… a passion. Everyone knows something that is of value to others… something that others on the Internet seek.

Passion makes work fun and easy…

What is it that you love to talk about? Read about?

What is your hobby?

What do you do for fun and games?

What are your natural talents?

Don’t forget to look right under your nose…

What special body of knowledge have you learned from your job?

What do you do day after day, without even thinking about it (ex., child-rearing, taking care of sick parents, renovation contractor, customs inspector).

Think about what you do in a typical day, and what you’ve learned from it…

What sections of a bookstore or a magazine shop do you automatically gravitate toward?

What kind of TV shows do you tend to like most? Movies?

What activities do you enjoy most about your current occupation?

Is it research?

Helping customers achieve their goals?

Managing other people?

Teaching or explaining things to others?

Talking/selling on the phone?

Organizing things?

Making a process easier?

Discovering or creating new products or services?

Marketing products?

Problems are also a good source for ideas because problems need solutions!…

What bugs you?

What’s tedious?

What does not work?…

We all encounter obstacles, problems, and nasty people in the course of whatever it is that we do every day. What are the three biggest problems in your work place? What are your biggest pains as a parent, or as a teacher, or as a gardener, or as a single mom, etc.?

Now repeat all the questions above, except pretend that you are in a “five years ago” time warp. Yes, ask yourself the same questions, except place yourself where you were five years ago. Next, repeat for ten years ago.

Call friends. Ask your kids. Phone your parents or your siblings… or anyone else who can jog your memory. It’s so easy to miss what others see. Your mission, should you decide to accept it, and it is not as easy as it sounds, is to find a subject that you really know and like.

Take your time on this — the final concept will, after all, form the foundation for your affiliate business. So, now that you have read this far, review all the above brain-stimulators with pen and paper (or keyboard) in hand.

Write down concepts as they hit you — make the list as long as you can. Don’t censor yourself. Just write down ideas for Site Concepts as they occur. Next, pick the three concepts that you love the most and that you think would have some appeal for others — this is your “short list” of Site Concepts.

Remember… if a concept really turns you on, you won’t be working. You’ll be playing. So focus on topics that you
love.

since you really are an expert, you just may succeed in developing tons of Keyword-Focused topics to be able to create lots of high value Keyword-Focused Content Pages about Botticelli. You may end up “owning” this niche. And, while completing the prep work, you may discover…

a superb art gallery that specializes in Botticelli, but that gets zero Net traffic

a stock photo service that features a comprehensive selection of Botticelli art

a Botticelli museum in Florence.

The stock photo service has an affiliate program. You set up a private referral arrangement with the other two. You’re in e-business heaven!

How big should you grow your Site Concept? How much should you change it? Only you can decide. And you’ll be able to do that when you finish…

Affiliate Marketing How to Increase Your Emails’ Impact – Footer

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In accordance with affiliate marketing’s best practices from GetResponse. Your footer. It’s easily the most neglected portion of your message. It is usually just where all the “boring” parts of your message go – the legal jargon, your contact info, and so on. But if your reader gets down that far, it means that they’ve read your entire message. So, congratulations. Though it might seem unlikely, your email footer can easily be ruined (just like the title, header, and any other section of an email).

What sets professional e-marketers apart from thieves and spammers is the complete transparency of their offer and contact details that allow your reader to identify the company you work for. So, a footer is pretty important.

What goes in the footer?

Let’s start with what each law-abiding marketer should place in the footer of a commercial newsletter sent by e-mail.

Depending on your country’s laws and regulations, you will probably have to place the company’s name and address, tax registration number, etc. Western marketers take this information for granted, that yes, you do indeed need to put your real address and company information where people can actually find it.

A lot of the spammers don’t work that way. Let’s be grateful that we can be so transparent with our audience. It builds a massive amount of trust when you give someone a real name, an honest e-mail address, and accurate contact info.

Your unsubscribe link is legally needed

Probably the least popular item for all of us marketers is the fact that we must include an unsubscribe link in our footer.

It’s really surprising that there are some who will complicate the unsubscribe process for their readers as much as they can. The subscribers may even have to click through several pages, log in to two or three websites, or send a request email before their address is removed from a list.

But let’s face it – by making your customer jump through hoops, you shoot yourself in the foot. Not only will this make the subscriber hopping mad, it may also cause them to mark your message as spam – or send your messages straight to the junk folder. This may seriously harm your reputation as a sender, leading to problems with deliverability.

Your lesson from all this? Subscribers know exactly when they want to cancel a subscription and there’s no place for vendor lock-in in email marketing.

Another word of caution

What’s more, if you think the footer is a bucket you can throw all the unwanted elements and small print into, and hope your reader won’t notice, check out these great footer examples for inspiration.

This background image is consistent in design with the rest of the HTML template. The footer is usually black or grey text on white background. But you can successfully enliven it with graphic elements, while keeping all the necessary info.

Add links to social media. Why not give the reader another opportunity to share the newsletter with others? Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn… the choice is yours.

Enhance the brand with a logo. If you have some free space left, you can try and make the subscribers’ life easier by placing links to the newsletter online, or by using a “Forward to a friend” button. This can increase your newsletter sign-ups too.

Making the footer a consistent element of the design makes navigation easier. If you like reading about web design trends, you’ll know the importance of a great footer design. Use the footer to wrap up the lower section of the newsletter and aid in better navigation.

Add links to previous issues of the newsletter. If you have a web archive of your newsletter issues, it’s a good idea to place links to previous issues in the footer. You’ll help those that may have missed them or have just signed up on your list.

Add links to terms of service, regulations, and new promotions. If law allows, try to gather all the legal conditions in one place and link to them, instead of overcrowding the footer with a mass of small print that confuses your audience.

When I think of the biggest flops people make when it comes to newsletter footers, I instantly think of the statement you probably know very well, and you may find in many newsletters. It usually goes like this:

This newsletter was generated automatically. Don’t reply to it, as your message will not be read or replied to.”

It’s only a dozen words or so, but the message is devastating to your readers. You could just as well say:

Dear Subscriber, you’re one of tens of thousands anonymous records in our database. We have no intention of replying to your emails, because we treat email marketing as a one-way communication channel that is no different than advertising on the radio or TV.

If you don’t like it, please unsubscribe. We insist, though, you don’t contact us about it, because no one will read your email anyway.

And what do you think about finishing your newsletter off with this kind of message? Not very effective, right? I trust you’ll steer clear of this type of language.

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In accordance with affiliate marketing’s best practices from GetResponse, the design of a captivating newsletter is not easy, and has rules of its own, which I’ve already discussed a while ago here: (header and preheader). Now it’s time to get to the point of each HTML message, e.g. the true email “meat” that includes: the main call-to-action (CTA), and the cornerstone content that generates high conversion.

Before you get down to creating the content that is going to introduce your offer to your subscribers, remember that an email and a website are each designed to do different things. An email message is NOT the destination for the subscriber. You can’t buy a purse or book a trip in an email client.

What then should be your main goal when you hit send on your email? The goal should be getting your audience to a landing page, which is the place the actual conversion occurs: your browser becomes a buyer, your reader becomes a subscriber, and so on.

That’s why each of these tools has a unique role: The email’s role is to get the click and the landing page’s role is to get the sale.

I don’t think you like scrolling through paragraph after paragraph of copy in an email — I know I don’t. That’s why your email content should be limited to a simple message, emphasizing unique selling points and corresponding with a highlighted CTA:

  • Click here to find out more, 
  • Read about all the benefits of investing
  • Get all 7 healthy dinner reports FREE! Click here!

These two elements together should work like a one-way traffic sign – it just has to point the subscriber to the destination, e.g. to the landing page.

Here’s an example of a simple newsletter that gets your imagination going and makes you curious enough to point your cursor at the CTA instantly. (the version without images also makes its impression).

There is an affiliate marketing nightmare that’s even worse than creating a newsletter that makes your user scan for 2 minutes: It’s a newsletter where you have to scroll way to the right to be able to finish reading a sentence. Making the subscriber scroll to click a CTA is like putting an item on a shelf that’s so high you need to climb a ladder in order to reach it.

Fixing this problem is easy – don’t cross the 600 pixel limit. This width is the most common for preview windows in email clients. It’s also helpful to those who read your emails on a smartphone. 320 pixel width in iPhone, 480 in Droid, and 360 in Blackberry mean your newsletter will be readable to your mobile subscribers.

My own private tests have also shown that a newsletter wider than 650 pixels will get an unexpected surprise from Gmail – being thrown in the spam folder.

Not so long ago, email marketing was seen by many as using a sledgehammer to crack a nut. There were no options to target or personalize the content so marketers addressed the same messages to all subscribers as a whole. They were blasting with a shotgun, when what they needed was a rifle.

Some still practice this today, which just sends their messages to the reader’s junk or spam folder. In other words, their audience never gets the message!

With the tools you have at your disposal today, like behavioral targeting or dynamic content, you are much more likely to hit the target with your messages. Dynamic content allows advanced automatic personalization of content, counting down the time left to a given event, and even connects with the Central European Bank to convert currencies on the fly. Such messages win hands down with those whose personalization begins with “Hello, [[name]].”

To reduce the bounce rate on your landing page to a minimum, you should make sure the messages in your newsletters and the content the subscribers later see on the landing page are consistent. What I mean is:

Consistent branding, your colors and marketing themes must match. Your message should be similar in both color and message.

The right destination (e.g.: if you run an online perfume store and the main CTA in your newsletter is related to the promotion of an X perfume thats just about to end, make sure the subscriber gets a chance to buy the product right after they click the CTA button, and is not taken to the main page where they have to look for it.)

Consistency of design within a newsletter the subject line/headline, CTA in the preheader, etc. The header and content should be integral parts of the message and complement one another. Dont confuse your subscriber as this will only lessen the effectiveness of the main CTA and the content.

Did you know that Hotmail, Apple Mail, and MS Outlook 2007 don’t render alt-text? Or maybe you missed the fact that Lotus Notes 6 and 7 don’t support 8 and 24-bit .png images, which may cause your newsletter to appear blank just where you intended an ROI-generating call-to-action? Or did you notice MS Outlook blocked that background image responsible for the creative consistency of your newsletter AFTER you sent it to your entire base?

Designing effective HTML newsletters is a difficult task, and requires step-by-step formatting instructions. Effective coding in this case is nothing like the creation of a website, so the message has to be tested several times with the most popular email clients to be 100% sure it is displayed just the way you want it to be.

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In accordance with affiliate marketing’s best practices from GetResponse, having discussed the email preheader in the last section, let’s move on to the next part of increasing your email’s impact: the header. How do you plan this section effectively? Where does it belong on your email layout map? What does “above-the-fold” mean? Can header design have an impact on click-thru rates and
ROI?

Right, so you’ve planned out your preheader and made sure it contains a concise call-to-action and link to open the message in a new browser window, as we discussed in the preheader section.

Now you’re facing the real challenge: how to design the “above-the-fold” in your sales message section in a way that will make subscribers click on the call-to-action and explore the whole message.

Let me start with a short definition before proceeding to the nitty-gritty of header design.

The aforementioned „above-the-fold” is simply the 400-450 pixel high space that subscribers see right after they open the message. It’s also the typical size of the “preview panes” in most popular email clients. Certainly, the size can vary depending on your subscribers’ screen resolution.

Studies show that 1024×768 is still the most popular resolution these days, so fitting the header into the first 400-450 pixels is the best path to follow. You can also perform your own study and scrutinize which screen resolution is the most common among the subscribers on your list. This can be achieved by means of a survey or any web tracking system.

The key point here is to design it in a way that will engage the recipients quickly and make them interact with rest of the special offer content. Otherwise they might abandon the message, or worse, mark it as spam. Unfortunately, the industry stats also show us that not every subscriber will scroll down your email. In fact, 51% of them will delete the message within 2 seconds of opening it.

Therefore, email marketers should always begin their email template design from the top and work through to the bottom (not the other way around).

Successful email creative, just like first pages of a book, should start off with a smart title, eye-catching cover and the name of the author, or party communicating with the recipient.

Due to the limited size of most preview panes, the sender needs to pack all 3 elements into the „above-the-fold” section to entice the recipient to engage further. With this in mind, here’s what you should typically include in the template header:

The name of the company, brand or person responsible for sending the offer. It is highly advisable to include the logo in this section to increase trust and the probability of being recognized by subscribers. Trust is the key to successful email communication!

The purpose of the message: Provide explicit information in the header as to the intent of the email (whether its transactional, event-related, a product campaign or a newsletter). Its helpful at this stage to re-evaluate the relevance of your email to make sure it’s what your subscribers expect.

A large, clear and enticing call-to-action: The CTA in the above-the-fold area is your big chance to create subscriber interest, encourage them to read the whole message and, eventually, convert them into paying customers.

The point here is to avoid vagueness and obscure slogans like “Great Sale”, “New Products!”, etc. Instead, pin down the exact benefits a recipient could gain upon further reading of the email: “15% OFF on all electronic devices!”, “Buy one book, get the second one free!”.

Keep in mind that most people these days are flooded with offers every day via email, snail mail, robo calls, social media, etc. Using an incentive (like a discount, bonus or gift) makes your email marketing campaigns more likely to stand out among all the noise and inbox clutter.

A well-designed header should be about clarity, transparency and order. Marketers ought to keep this in the back of their heads when trying to design headers with all the elements I’m suggesting. Although the format should be orderly, the goal is a reasonable balance of text and images and overall proportion, so the content is both
accessible and attention grabbing.

Remember, the content located below the top 420 pixels will not be visible to any subscribers unless they scroll down the email.

This is the default size of most email client preview panes (at 1024×768 resolution). To make sure recipients see exactly what you want them to see above-the-fold, I strongly recommend testing the HTML templates before the actual newsletter is sent. You can do this by sending an email to your Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail and AOL accounts, and analyzing how it looks. Then simply adjust to deliver the best header deisgn to all subscriber inboxes.

Last but not least, if you are sending monthly newsletters that do not contain any sales pitches or promo offers and coupons, it’s a good idea to include the summary of the message content in the header. It will give your subscribers a hint as to what’s included in this “issue” so they can decide whether they’re interested to scroll further or not.

An effective header should be like a movie trailer. It’s an excerpt from the offer and sums up the most desirable, interesting and enticing passages of the message.

Make your subscribers want to read more and you’ll increase your email marketing campaign ROI. Instead of highlighting 4 random products in the header, pack it with the hottest, most exclusive (or cheapest) offers. Once subscribers scroll down to check out the rest of the offer, you’ll know the header’s done its job!

Affiliate Marketing How to Increase Your Emails’ Impact – Preheader

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In accordance with affiliate marketing’s best practices from GetResponse, imagine you’re walking down the street looking in store windows, trying to decide whether to go in or not. You just walked by a chocolatier and it stopped you in your tracks! The gorgeous, mouth-watering, colorful truffles, crèmes, and jellies are already melting in your mouth.

The preheader is just like your storefront window – the email section subscribers see right after they open your email.

Now what you have to do is get them salivating with the preheader, then exceed their expectations with some juicy offers, great info, and cool graphics or video.

A picture’s worth a 1000 words, so let’s examine a screenshot of a typical HTML email found in a spam folder. Please note that we’re dealing here with the “images off” version as most ISPs (such as Gmail, Yahoo or Hotmail) block images by default nowadays. The purpose of this is to make the spammer’s life a little harder and prevent them from displaying offensive pictures and knowing whether the recipient opened the message.

In a well-constructed email message, you should be able to easily recognize the following sections:

Preheader, header, main call to action and footer.

The affiliate marketer could surely do a better job of getting our attention right away. Think enticing window display or “impulse” candy section at the grocery check-out line!

One look should tell you the sender is not getting the best possible outcomes because the HTML content is kind of “mooshed” together rather than separated into sections, such as the next example.

Instead of following the best practices path, this designer has decided to base the entire message format around one huge graphic that doesn’t give the recipient a clue about the topic or content before he chooses to unblock images.

If you saw this in your email, would you unblock images if you had NO idea whether it came from your neighborhood florist or a Canadian Pharmacy spammer?

The images lack a text description (no ALT attribute), so subscribers are unable to link the blocked image with any particular business or offer.

Senders should always use ALT attribute to describe an image with concise text, even if the graphic itself is blocked. This gives them some idea of what they’re going to see once the image is unblocked.

Why are ALT attributes a “must” for senders today?

Simple: the number of email clients that block images by default these days is mind-numbing. And the fact that you’re a legitimate and reputable business doesn’t mean that 100% of your subscribers will instantly recognize your company name.

ALT attribute gives your subscribers that extra bit of information they need to feel confident about your message − and that increases responsiveness and engagement.

Let’s get to the point and focus on preheader design. Sometimes we spend so much time on the core marketing
message, we totally skip the preheader part, yet doing so is like leaving your store window empty – deliberately reducing your open rate and click-throughs.

There are no golden rules regarding what preheaders should include but, based on our experience, you should consider the following points:

Try using snippet text, which usually communicates a concise call to action like this:

Save $100 on All-Clad Waffle Maker + Special Offers End Soon

Create a link to generate the lite version of a newsletter for those folks who read their mail on Blackberrys, iPhones and other smartphones;

Write a short note suggesting that recipients add the senders address to their address books so that future messages can get past spam filters and into their inboxes;

Additionally, you could insert an extra unsubscribe link to prevent some recipients from hitting the spam button. A forward-to-a-friend link in the preheader also seems to work well for many of our customers.

When you boil it all down, there are two major factors that influence the effectiveness of your preheaders:

1. Those that enhance the affiliate marketing message of your offer

2. Purely functional elements designed to improve deliverability and email reception.

If you’re still hesitant about adding a preheader in your messages, please consider the following:

Many email clients block images by default. Preheaders allow you to “smuggle in” the marketing content, even if
the rest of the HTML creative will be torn off the shiny call-to-action (CTA) images and buttons − and all subscribers will be able to see are empty white frames!

Again, snippet text is a cunning and effective way to show 1-2 sentences encouraging your recipients to open your message. Gmail and MS Outlook 2007 render snippet text next to the subject line, so you can always use the extra characters to enhance your broadcast and give recipients another reason to open your newsletter;

Last, but not least, you should summarize the content of the message in the preheader, so recipients can quickly and easily grasp your message without scrolling down a couple of times or, worse, deleting your email. In fact, this could be a real lifesaver in some cases!

Convinced yet? Just keep in mind the fact that preheaders have special requirements that need to be respected if you want to produce email sections that really deliver results. Here are some examples of how to use preheader snippets effectively:

Snippet text needs to be placed at the very beginning of your preheader. If you precede it with Click this link to view the online version or any other text, you will not be successful in rendering the call-to-action before the message is opened;

Gmail will cut off the CTA snippet text displayed before opening the message after 100 characters. The email client in iPhone allows an additional 40 chars to this, making it 140 characters altogether, so keep these limits in mind when optimizing the snippet text for your next newsletter;

The call-to-action in your preheader should complement the subject line, instead of simply summarizing it. Use it to motivate recipients to open the message. After all, without opens, there are no clicks and conversions! To wrap it up, however successful you think your preheader might be, don’t forget to test it for maximum effect. GetResponse split-testing can be a key to success here, so don’t hesitate to make the most of it and pin down the right preheader to “nail” your email marketing success.

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8. Include a “Sign Up” button inside your E-newsletter

Or a text link to your subscription page, if you’re not using HTML. This may sound like a waste of time, but what if a subscriber forwards it to friends and co-workers? Or shares it on social media sites? Or reproduces it online? You could explode your sign-ups, just by adding a form!

9. Create a web-based newsletter repository

By offering an online archive or gallery of all of your newsletters, you make it much easier for subscribers to decide whether they’d like to sign up. The more informed they are about what you have to offer, the more likely they are to open your email messages. Online newsletter and article archives are also an excellent way to generate additional traffic from search engines!

10. Include “forward to a friend” and “share” links in newsletters and promos

This is the best way to encourage subscribers to share your newsletter content, offers, and articles with friends and on social media sites. “Word of mouth” is a powerful viral technique that works great with email marketing! If subscribers find your content useful and informative, they’ll pass it on, multiplying your readers and hopefully your sign-ups! It’s a powerful source of new subscribers – achieved with minimal effort.

11. Add sign-up forms to blog updates

Place a sign-up form on your blog to notify your readers of new posts. This has a threefold benefit: you build your email list, strengthen relationships with your readers, and get more traffic to your blog!

12. Add opt-in check boxes to other forms and business messages

Create opportunities to sign up for your newsletter while prospects are filling in other forms. Why not? It’s a value-added service to let them know a free E-newsletter is available. Think about all the types of forms you use: from software downloads, demos, and white papers to event registrations and contact forms. And with the highest open rates of any emails, confirmation and transactional emails could also increase sign-ups. So add a form!

13. Let others reprint your newsletter

Encourage others to distribute and republish your newsletters, specifying that your newsletter content is not to be modified or used inappropriately. Many webmasters and newsletter publishers are actively looking for high-quality content, and if they reprint your newsletter, you may get new subscribers, traffic, and links to your site. If there are limits and conditions (on commercial use, for example) just state your policy clearly and concisely.

14. Use a co-registration service to build your list

Co-registration is a great way to build your email list. Your newsletter ad or link appears on other websites, and visitors can sign up on the spot to be added to your list! Our favorite co-registration service can be found at GetSubscribers.com or on the GetResponse.com website.

15. Use Google Adwords campaigns

Google Adwords is a relatively cost-effective type of online campaign and can get very nice results. It doesn’t matter whether you promote your newsletter subscription or a blockbuster product launch. Explore to find out what draws best…it’s worth it to experiment. Just make sure your newsletter sign-up form is always on the landing page!

16. Use your physical mailing list

If you have a physical mailing list from your offline business, send a snail-mail postcard to your customers, offering a special discount for signing up to your email newsletter. If you don’t have a snail-mail list, consider leaving a sign-up form near your register or point-of-sale location!

17. Contact other newsletter publishers and vendors

Use your networking and social media skills to reach out to other newsletter publishers or even vendors with complementary products or services. Let them know that you’d be interested in promoting their newsletter or offering if they’d do the same for you. This way, both of you can get more online exposure and build your list faster!

18. Advertise in E-zines and other newsletters

Use newsletter directories to find other newsletter and content publishers that target your audiences. Run a search for “E-zine directory” or “newsletter directory” to find multiple advertising possibilities!

19. Promote your newsletter in Article Directories

Research and submit topical articles to article directories like GoArticles, SubmitYourArticle or EzineArticles. Be sure to include a resource box at the bottom with a link to your website or an auto-responder email address for instant sign-up to your email list. It enhances your reputation, builds your brand, and attracts quality subscribers.

20. Be active on similar websites

Search for similar websites and newsletters using Google Blog Search or Technorati. Post relevant, helpful comments and a track-back to your blog or squeeze page, including, of course, your newsletter sign-up form! Visit discussion boards, forums, Yahoo Answers and similar sites to provide helpful comments and information, including a signature linking to your subscription page.

21. Promote your newsletter at every marketing touch-point!

  • Whenever you share your PowerPoint or webinar presentations, make it easy for audience members and associates to subscribe by including a link to your newsletter subscription page.
  • Hand out sign-up forms when speaking to groups or at seminars. Don’t forget to ask for them at the end of your presentation!
  • Imagine how many sign-ups you’d get if every incoming caller had the opportunity to subscribe! Have call-center and sales employees ask customers and prospects if they’d like to receive newsletters or promotional emails, once they’ve established  apport. It only adds seconds to the call and is an ideal source of qualified subscribers!
  • If you use hard-copy collateral, get some of those print costs back by encouraging email subscriptions on Direct Mail, Catalogs, and Print Ads.

Conclusion

Include a sign-up form with every value message –everywhere you come in contact with prospects and customers. Feel free to vary the content and the design, but make signing up quick and easy. Your list-building engine will generate new contacts 24/7, Try GetResponse Email Marketing and explode your marketing ROI!

Affiliate Marketing 21 Ways to Create Your Opt-in List -1

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Affiliate Email marketing can be profitable for any business, no matter what kind of product or service you offer. But the foundation of email marketing success is the quality and size of your permission-based opt-in email list. If you build a list of subscribers that trust you and consider you an expert in your field, your response rates will constantly climb.

Developing and maintaining a responsive opt-in email list is challenging, even for the most experienced affiliate marketers. Whether you’re at the beginning of your list-building journey or already have thousands of contacts, list management is hard work. Addresses change, subscribers become inactive, and some unsubscribe, chipping away about 20-30% of your list every year!

However, consider the alternative. Studies show that low-quality lists waste tens of millions of dollars annually, and no business can afford that. Quite simply, small investments in list management can reap huge returns in affiliate marketing efficiency and campaign ROI.

The following list provides techniques and tips to help you grow your affiliate marketing list, including, but not limited to:

  • Boost sign-up form activity.
  • Find new places to add forms.
  • Use more content-distribution channels.
  • Partner with other publishers and vendors.
  • Contribute to social media sites and blogs.
  • Place your sign-up form on Facebook

List building tips, to get the most out of your affiliate email marketing

1. Add a sign-up form everywhere prospects go

Sign-up opportunities should be easily accessible on every page of your website. Make sure they pop” visually and indicate clearly what subscribers receive. Don’t forget your website and any blogs you control. Blogging is a great communication tool, so include a sign-up form in every posts and continue the conversation!

2. Boost sign-up activity

Make it quick and easy for your visitors to sign up. A first name and email address are all you need initially. If you ask about frequency or other preferences, keep it brief.

  • Be clear, persuasive and honest about what subscribers receive and how they benefit from subscribing. Include one or two short customer testimonials.
  • Let them know how often to expect your newsletters and other emails. Don’t inundate subscribers, even if they indicate no preference.
  • Link sample newsletter issues to your sign-up forms, so prospects can make an informed decision. You’ll get more responsive subscribers!

3. Address visitors’ privacy concerns

Don’t overlook this important issue coming out of the gate, as most people fear they will receive an avalanche of spam – or scams – when they give out their email address. Tell potential subscribers that you respect their privacy and their personal information then link to your privacy policy page. Include a link to Customer Service for those who have questions.

4. Add incentives to sign up

Decide early whether to use incentives then be as consistent as possible. The most popular incentives are free articles or reports and, of course, special offers, VIP programs and discounts. The latter can eat into your profits if your sign-up forms are working, so we recommend “thought leadership” papers or E-books and reports that you know your prospects can use. These attract quality subscribers and increase your reputation as a subject matter expert!

5. Create a great squeeze page

First things first! A squeeze page is typically designed only to build your list, so make sure it’s compelling and convincing. It should feature a powerful headline and a few of the “juiciest” benefits to get visitors salivating to sign up to your list! Entertain your visitors with an audio or video message explaining why they should subscribe. Or consider letting a customer provide the message! It creates that “human connection” and is an opportunity to direct them to the sign-up form on your webpage while you’re winning them over!

6. Include testimonials in your squeeze page

This is crucial. Customer opinions can be the most powerful conversion tool of all! Put one or two strong testimonials from satisfied subscribers on your squeeze page. Use any format, but you may find that multimedia (audio and/or video) is more “believable”. People like to see and hear the people behind the opinions, so they can make more informed judgments.

7. Use social media and Subscribe-Via-Facebook options

Social media sites have become effective places to collect email addresses. Place a sign-up form on your Fan Page, so fans can subscribe to your list. Then create a bond with your fans by sending personalized messages.

Social login allows people to sign up to your newsletters using their Facebook login. Research shows that nearly 8 in 10 respondents prefer to log in to sites using a social identity. And those who are active on social networks are more likely to comment on your services and products. By the same token, they’re more easily influenced by what others say on social sites…

 

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Affiliate Marketing Top 10 Reasons to Have an E-Zine

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1. Establish yourself as a trusted expert

In affiliate marketing, people search online for information and will look to you, as a subject matter expert, to provide it to them. Every week (or whatever schedule works) provides an opportunity to build on this, while reinforcing your brand.

2. Build a relationship with the people on your list

It’s common knowledge that people like to buy from people they like. By using E-Zines to connect with readers in their homes, you can develop a relationship of familiarity and trust. Be sure to share a little about yourself or your company in every issue, whether it is an anecdote, event, or employee spotlight.

3. Keep in touch with prospects and customers

Consideration should be given to eventually developing two E-Zines: one for prospects and one for customers, as each require different information. This is a great way to notify your readers of weekly specials or upcoming product launches, offer new articles or customer stories, and provide links (or URLs) to updated FAQs, blogs and splash pages.

4. Drive traffic to your website or blog

As noted in #3, remember to call attention to new blog posts or other changes to your website with links directly to those pages. Remind readers of your online newsletter archives. Promote special sales (maybe with discount coupon codes only for subscribers) with a link to the sales page. Use links to turn your E-Zines and newsletters into ‘silent salespersons’– driving traffic to your website and building your lists around the clock.

5. Build content on your website

Make a habit to adding your E-Zines and newsletters to your website in an archive area. This serves a several important purposes:

  • Visitors can read an issue or two to determine if your E-Zine will be of interest to them, which could help to increase sign-ups and potential sales.

  • If you optimize your article placements, you will not only make your website ‘meatier’, but you’ll also bring new traffic from the search engines.

6. Get feedback from your readers

Make it easy for you to stay in touch with prospects and customers and vice versa. Ask them to take action and comment on your articles and offers. Conduct polls and surveys. Start a ‘Letters to the Editor’ column in your E-Zine. Feedback allows you to fine tune your messages, target your marketing, and expand your product line. It’s also great for relationship building!

7. Develop an information product

If you deliver your newsletter once a week and include two articles, at the end of a year you’ll have 104 well-researched articles in your portfolio! Pick the best-of-the-best and turn them into a bonus E-book for opting-in to your list, submit to download sites to build your list, or sell in PDF-format!

8. Grow your mailing list

Let your E-zine subscribers work for you. Be sure to remind your readers that it’s okay to forward your newsletter to anyone they’d like. In addition, it’s important to include sign-up instructions for those who received your E-Zine from viral marketing methods. A simple line titled, ‘Get Your Own Copy of XXXXXX’, with a link to your squeeze or opt-in page is all it takes!

9. Gather demographic data

By offering surveys, feedback forms, and niche reports, you’ll be able to get valuable information about your prospects and customers. Learn what makes your readers tick, how to better serve them, and how to give them what they want. Make sure they become repeat customers!

10. Save money!

All of the above benefits of publishing an E-Zine are free or almost free. The small cost of a top-rated E-Zine publishing system is nothing compared to the cost of brochures, business cards, advertising, direct mail, pay-per-click or other means of promotion. Not only that, but someone has to manage that production! Because your newsletter is delivered online, you can grow your list to be as large as you want without worrying about the expense. Bottom line − it’s proven that email marketing is the most cost-effective marketing solution for businesses just like yours!

Affiliate Marketing Top 15 Ways to Build Your Subscriber List

The Most Powerful Tool of Affiliate Marketing

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Affiliate Email marketing can be profitable for any business, no matter what kind of product or service you offer. It is significantly cheaper than other advertising methods and, if done right, helps build loyalty and trust with customers. As a result, you generate more sales and more profits!

The foundation for successful email marketing is a targeted, permission-based email list. Marketers call contact lists their ‘goldmine’ because it can generate much of their sales revenue. If you’ve built up a list of opt-in subscribers that are qualified and interested in what you have to offer, then you’ve completed the first step and are on your way. Now it’s time to ‘mine’ for gold!

Below you’ll find several list-building and retention ideas that will help you get the best results from all your email marketing activities:

 

1. Provide useful, relevant content

Your visitors will not give you their email addresses just because they can subscribe to your newsletter free of charge. You have to provide unique and valuable information that will be of interest or use to them.

 

2. Add a subscription form to every page on your website

Make sure it stands out so it is easy to find. If it doesn’t look cluttered, you may want to include more than one on some pages. For instance, if your opt-in form always appears in the top-left corner of your site, you may want to add one at the end of your most popular articles.

 

3. Add subscription forms to your social media pages 

Make sure that you don’t waste this valuable source of revenue opportunities. Integrate your sign-up forms with Facebook and more!

 

4. Make it easy for readers to sign up

The more information you request, the fewer people will opt-in. In most cases, a name and an email address should suffice. If it’s not necessary, don’t include it here. You can always survey them once they’re customers! We do recommend that you provide a link to your Privacy Policy however.

 

5. Publish a Privacy Policy

Let your readers know that they can be confident you will not share their information with others. The easiest way to do this is to set up a Privacy Policy web page and provide the link to it below your opt-in form. (Note: If you don’t have one, put the words ‘privacy policy generator’ into a search engine and you should be able to find a suitable form to use.)

 

6. Provide samples of your newsletters and Ezines

This lets potential subscribers review your materials before they sign up to determine if it’s something they’d be interested in.

 

7. Archive past newsletters and articles

An online library of past newsletters and articles is both appealing and useful to visitors and builds your credibility as an authority. In addition, if your articles are written with good SEO techniques in mind, they can increase traffic to your website through enhanced search engine positioning.

 

8. Give gifts subscribers can actually use

Offer an opt-in bonus for joining your subscriber list! Write an E-book or provide a PDF business report, or even hire a programmer to create downloadable or web-based software. But don’t limit yourself to offering gifts to opt-ins. Give them out when your readers fill out a survey, provide a testimonial, success story, or a great product idea. Let them know when they can expect the next gift offer. Everyone likes to get something for free! And if you pass out ‘goodies’ throughout the year, your subscribers will feel truly appreciated − and that’s good for business!

 

9. Ask your subscribers to pass it on

Word of mouth is a powerful viral technique that works great with email marketing. If your subscribers find your content interesting, amusing or informative, they’ll probably share it with their friends. This can be a great source of new customers, so make sure to remind them to ‘pass it on’.

 

10. Let others reprint your newsletter as long as the content is not modified

If you’re happy to share your content with the universe, then why not! Many webmasters and newsletter publishers are actively looking for high-quality content and, if they reprint your newsletter, you’ll get new subscribers, and more traffic and links pointing to your site.

 

11. Include a ‘Sign Up’ button in your newsletter

If you’re using plain text instead of HTML, be sure to provide a text link to your subscription page. You may feel that this is not required because the subscriber is already on your list, but remember that readers will forward your newsletters to others, or reprint them online. Make it easy for them to subscribe!

 

12. Add a squeeze page

A squeeze page has one goal − to acquire opt-ins and build your list. Think of it as a mini-sales letter to go along with your subscription or opt-in gift. It should feature a strong headline and a couple of powerful benefits that should make subscribers salivate to sign up! Once created, use a service such as WordTracker to find hundreds of targeted keywords, and promote your offer using pay-per-click advertising from Google, MSN and Yahoo. Now that should make a splash!

 

13. Include testimonials on your squeeze page

This is crucial. Put one or two strong testimonials from satisfied customers on your squeeze page. This can be in any format, but you may find that multimedia (audio or video) is more ‘believable’ and inspires more people to action. To further enhance believability, get permission to use actual customer names, locations and/or urls (Don’t use ‘Bob K, FL’). Add a note inviting others to participate. After all, it’s free publicity!

 

14. Blog religiously

Blogging is a great way to communicate with prospects and potential customers, and creates a nice synergy with your email marketing. Be sure to include your newsletter sign-up form on each page of your blog. You can start a free blog at Blogger or WordPress.

 

15. Post on other blogs

Post thoughtful comments and information on similar blogs with a link to your squeeze or opt-in pages. Also comment on others’ blogs through trackbacks. In most cases, your comments will be posted on their blogs with a link back to your site. This is an easy way to generate new traffic and subscribers, and get your brand out there!

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