25 Nov 12 3:38 am
I think unless you are promoting expensive exotic niche markets such as upmarket clothing and electronics for example I thinks it’s best to base your affiliate marketing with Amazon, why Amazon
? Well everyone has at least heard of Amazon and for those who do the majority of their shopping online they are more inclined to make a purchase through Amazon if not the Company site of the product they are purchasing.
Amazon also oozes Trust. Developing online trust is the top tier factor that one has to develop to eventually turn leads into conversions.
Commission based Affiliate Marketing is rather difficult hence the cost of almost $0 to actually ‘setup shop’ and start marketing. The first thing I asked myself when I first decided to have a serious crack at Affiliate Marketing was, ‘Why would I make a purchase through you instead of buying direct from the Company?’ If you can create a solution to that question then I believe it is possible to make Affiliate Marketing your day job.
You’ll notice Amazon has started using the term ‘Associate’ rather than Affiliate as a lot ‘tackiness’ is often associated with online Affiliate Marketing. The key factor to generating commission based sales is building your trust factor. There are a few decent trust-building sites, http://www.mywot.com
is one you should defiantly join and ‘green light’ yourself for any campaigns you may be running.
A few other trust building sites worth checking out,http://www.endorse.mehttp://www.trustcloud.comhttp://www.about.me
Hope this helps :)
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