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New To Online Marketing?

New To Online Marketing?

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Online Marketing Jobs

Up front, I want to be clear that if you are looking for online marketing jobs this is not where you want to be. This article is aimed at the entrepreneurial type who is looking to master online marketing strategies that will help him or her move their own products and services or those things for which they are acting as affiliate marketers.

Online Marketing Companies

It is an easy position to defend to say that all companies are ‘online marketing companies’ these days. They range in size and capacity from your local web designer who is using Google Neighborhoods to build his clientele of small businesses for web design services to the multi-million dollar advertising agency serving companies like Amazon, eBay and so on.

…and then, of course, we have you.

The question is, what is it you are trying to do online?

What Does Your Brand Say About You?

We here at Earthtiger Networking are in the business of helping you learn to brand yourself and market you to your customers. So, in order to succeed at online marketing definition of your target market and positioning yourself as an expert to that market is critical.

“How do you do that?” you ask.

Branding: Your Customers Are Buying YOU, Not Your Product

Folks do not like to be sold; folks like to buy. I agree the issue is somewhat a fine point at first blush, but the difference is critical.

You can spend your time selling, exhausting because you have to start over again next month, or you can spend your time building a relationship with a customer which means they will buy from you every time they have a problem you can solve.

Don’t sell, market.  To be specific, engage in attraction marketing.

Attraction Marketing

Attraction marketing means to provide value to your market place before they ever buy from you. I know that sounds somewhat unintuitive, especially if you are in financial clench mode.

To build long term, repeat business customers you have to prove that you are:

  1. Interested in solving their problems
  2. Capable of solving their problems.

You do this by solving small problems up front for free, aka ‘providing value’ so that when big problems come along they already know and trust you. Knowing you and trusting you means they are willing to buy from you.

One of the ways you can do that is look at your personal knowledge base and skill set.  Is anything in that knowledge base related to the goods and services you are offering?

In online marketing PDF downloads make for really powerful marketing pieces for you. A really strong move you can make is to put together a paper, as in a downloadable PDF, exploring that area of your expertise and give it away for free.

Now, you can do that as a way to provide value up front or you can also use it as a free incentive with the purchase of something else.

Hope this helps.

new to online marketing

 

 

 

Tim Singleton

Marketing Affiliate Products

Marketing Affiliate Products As A Business

Tim and MJMarketing affiliate products is the simplest, most direct, most low cost entry path into becoming a business owner and taking advantage of the Internet as a global market. To be an affiliate marketer all you have to do as a place to start is to determine what kind of products you want to market and for what companies you wish to market.

The process can be as easy as simply clicking on the ‘affiliates’ link at the bottom of the page, supplying the required information and putting up a one page website explaining the product and why you think it is such a perfect solution to whatever problem or need it is trying to fill.

IF someone finds your page in all the billions of pages out there currently indexed by Google and they find your case for buying the product persuasive and click on your link and buy, congratulations. You are profitable.

…and very lucky.

Marketing Affiliate Products

In the section before, we talked about your need to determine what kind of products you want to market. Here are a few considerations.

Services, Physical Products, or Digital Downloads

Services require you have a skillset or access to willing folks who possess that skillset. Physical products are really not so bad. 90% of them are available, most likely, on either Amazon or eBay and in many cases they will dropship with no shipping fees.

Digital downloads are the simplest product to deliver. You make the sale, they make the purchase. You get paid; they download the product. Sale complete.

Commission Rates Matter

Now, it may sound like I am stating the obvious, but you need to remember that you are in business to make a profit. You need to run your business keeping in mind that reaching profitability as quickly as possible is job #1. For this reason, I strongly recommend you not bother with products that pay you less than 40% to 50% and higher.

If it is a subscription product that pays you monthly, so much the better. A subscription base which you are adding to each month is the holy grail, in my opinion. Naturally, you can have a stable of products such as items off of clickbank and other sites that pay a one time commission, but recurring commissions in my opinion are the main goal for an affiliate marketer.

Higher commission rates mean a shorter path to profitability. Monthly commission rates mean a sustainable business that can stand bad months.

Market Affiliate Programs

That heading has a double meaning, actually. You can act as an affiliate in marketing programs for ‘stuff,’ whether it be as I say services, physical products or digital downloads that provide information and training. You can also act as an affiliate for affiliate programs, generally in order to sell subscriptions to ongoing marketing and training programs that provide a small business owner with proven sales and marketing plans, whether he own a vitamin store or a doughnut shop.

There are a few really good online marketing affiliate programs out there and quite a few copycats. Because the good programs are so profitable it seems everyone thinks they can run one. This particular business model is less than 5 years old, so make sure you pick a good one that has a reputation amongst its afiliates for treating them right. If you want a recommendation on that you will need to ask me directly.

If you want to join the ranks of profitable online marketing affiliates, I suggest you look at My Lead System Pro’s Mastery program. It directly addresses the question of how do you make your pages and offers seen.

My Lead System Pro will provide you professional training by folks who have proven track records in their various fields such as:

  • Facebook Marketing
  •  Twitter Marketing
  •  LinkedIn Marketing
  •  Meet-Up Groups
  •  Google+
  • Instagram Marketing
  • Paid and Free Marketing Strategies

…the list goes on and on.

If you have a channel you are wanting to exploit, chances are we have the training available to make you profitable.

I want you to click here and watch a short video on My Lead System Pro’s mastery program now.

Best Regards,

TimSingleton

 

 

 

 

Tim Singleton
205-337-6618