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Postby Golfer » Sun Dec 12, 2004 7:00 pm

Hope this is the right forum for this, but I have a huge interest in building some niche Web sites for Affiliate Income purposes and am curious how to get started. With all the "Guru" material out there, hard to tell where to start or who to trust.

Thoughts on Site Build It? Should I buy and begin with this and perhaps use Rosalind Gardner's book as well?

What about the Secret Money Generator program that builds a lot of pages for you using data feeds from the source? Seems like this would be a time-saver and still allow you the ability to build/insert your own material?

Any advise would be appreciated ... thanks. :?:
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Postby Lynn Terry » Mon Dec 13, 2004 9:14 am

Hello Golfer - Welcome to SSWT!

SBI is a good all-in-one option for someone just starting out, with no prior experience. Ken Evoy offers the Affiliate Masters Course free - so you may want to read this before you decide.

Rosalinds Super Affiliate Handbook is also a good read, and offers all of the resources you would need for a do-it-yourself site, start to finish.

Of course, you can find all of the information on your own, too - and invest in specialized guides or programs as needed. For example, you can get a domain name at GoDaddy for 8.95, and inexpensive web hosting at http://www.clicknewz.com/hostgator.htm . You may need a website template or you might design your own... and then you're good to go!

As for SMG - I've looked into it, and honestly... it's as much work as doing it on your own. Also, there's another program out there about half the price - I'll have to find that link and get back to you with it. It is a little bit technical. Requires installation on the web server, some basic configuration... and then all of the pages generated will need to be checked and hand-edited (IMO).

It's not a bad option, and does include templates - but if you can manage to create a template and locate a feed on your own... you can do just about the same thing yourself. You may not be able to generate pages as quickly, but by the time you edit all of those - - you could have created them the way you wanted them as you went. Again, just my thoughts on that.
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Thanks

Postby Golfer » Mon Dec 13, 2004 12:12 pm

So much stuff to wade through on the Net, so I appreciate the honest feedback.
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Postby Lynn Terry » Mon Dec 13, 2004 2:20 pm

I know what you mean. I've waded through most of it, though :lol: - so dont hesitate to ask questions or post requests for reviews or experiences!
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Postby Ladan Lashkari » Sun Aug 14, 2005 10:49 am

Ken Evoy's Affiliate Masters Course is a very helpful ebook. Before reading this ebook I wasn't making any money from my affiliate website. I had spent months designing it and writing articles for it. I was really disappointed about ever making money online. :( I didn't know what was wrong.

Then one day I found his ebook on a website and read it. He explained what PREselling is and why it's the key to affiliate marketing success.

I was just starting to understand what the problem was. After a while, he wrote a complete ebook about PREselling - Make Your Content PREsell!

I ordered it right away and read it from cover to cover. It was the time I realized everything. I created a new website and used Ken's techniques.

Now after only three months, I attract thousands of targeted visitors to my website and earn a nice income from it. I also receive many emails from my visitors saying how much they've found the articles helpful and that they've bookmarked my site! :)

Honestly, I can say I owe a BIG part of my success to Ken for showing me what PREselling is. That's why I've written an honest review about Make Your Content PREsell to share with other affiliate marketers how this awesome ebook has helped me and why it will help them too!

Wish you all the best! :)
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Affiliate Program 101

Postby ebizpro » Tue Aug 15, 2006 9:29 am

Hi,

You can't go wrong with Ken Evoy, any of his products for that matter.
SBI is for newbies and it will walk you step by step.

Ros Gardner's book is definetely worthy of your money and time. What
everyone should do is follow those that have made big money selling
affiliate products and just copy them...no need to re-invent the wheel.

Always offer your affiliates more than the next guy, either in commissions,
products, tutorials, or whatever. Create contests to keep them pumped up
and help as many make at least one sale...it's amazing how motivating
that one sale is to someone who has never made a cent online!

Hope that helps a little and best of luck!
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Re: Affiliate Program 101

Postby Ladan Lashkari » Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:04 am

ebizpro wrote:Create contests to keep them pumped up and help as many make at least one sale...it's amazing how motivating that one sale is to someone who has never made a cent online!

Yes, that's right. If you help someone learn so much about Internet marketing to make his/her first sale online, s/he will love you for that and will loyally continue to make sales for you.

Like in all other parts of online business, it's ALL about building relationships.

Your relationships are your biggest asset - with your customers, joint venture partners, affiliates, newsletter subscribers, forums members, and so on.
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Re: Affiliate Program 101

Postby ebizpro » Wed Aug 16, 2006 9:42 am

Like in all other parts of online business, it's ALL about building relationships.

Your relationships are your biggest asset - with your customers, joint venture partners, affiliates, newsletter subscribers, forums members, and so on.


Ladan,

Some might say, "How do you build relationships with people on the net?"
It isn't easy but can be done.

One way, is to offer personal help building traffic, websites, lists etc and
give them a phone # if they want to chat.

Another is to show your subscribers, affiliates a personal side...let them
see who you are and what you've been through, especially building a home net business.

It's similar to mlm, (which I hate) in that mlm'ers have to recruit others
by personal contact...if they are to be successful.

If anyone is interested in joining with me as a jv partner or affiliate,
let me know and I'll personally do what I can to help you make that sale :D

Sign up for the health products as an affiliate and you can send me an
email requesting help. I'm all about helping those that want it.
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Postby Ladan Lashkari » Wed Aug 16, 2006 10:34 am

Great tips Dan. Thanks for sharing. :)
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Jeremy Palmer

Postby NitaB » Sat Feb 03, 2007 4:23 pm

What about Jeremy Palmer???

If you had to pick between Jeremy's & Rosalind's approach which would you choose.

I am thinking about becoming involved with Affiliate Marketing. I have read so much info that my head is swirling.
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Re: Jeremy Palmer

Postby Lynn Terry » Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:25 am

NitaB wrote:What about Jeremy Palmer???

If you had to pick between Jeremy's & Rosalind's approach which would you choose.

I am thinking about becoming involved with Affiliate Marketing. I have read so much info that my head is swirling.


Hi Nita,

This thread is fairly old, so I'm glad you brought that up. I just recently reviewed Jeremy Palmer's guide and LOVED it. You can find my full review on my blog at:

:arrow: http://www.clicknewz.com/440/affiliate- ... de-review/

If you are just now getting started with Affiliate Marketing, you'll find Jeremy's guide very up to date and a great starting point!
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Postby Lynn Terry » Fri Jan 02, 2009 8:03 pm

Update: He just took that guide off the market... Bummer!

We'll have to continue the Q&A here then.
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