Friday, 21 September 2012

Finding Your Niche


EVERYONE has something they're passionate about, and everyone is knowledgeable about something...
... it may just take a bit of digging to uncover it.

To get you started, here is a 20-question quiz you can use to zero in on your passions and interests, guaranteeing that you start your lucrative website off on the right foot.

We recommend you spend some "quiet time" reading carefully through the questions, and then allow yourself time to answer them thoroughly and truthfully. If you have time, give it a few days. By the end, we're willing to bet you'll have uncovered at least a couple of ideas to get you started on the road to Internet success.And remember: don't censor yourself! You're just brainstorming here, so there are no "dumb" answers... :-)

Here's the quiz:

1.  Do you play any sports? Which ones?

2.  If you had a million dollars and a week's worth of free time, what would you do? List the first activities that come to mind.

3.  What websites do you visit when you're just "surfing around" online? What topics do these sites cover?

4.  Have you ever won a trophy or award? What for?

5.  Have you ever been recognized for a contribution of services? What did you do? 

6.  Do you have pets? What kinds? If yes, did you train them a certain way? Shows? Clothes? Hunting? Tricks?

7.  Do you have kids? What do you like best about being a parent? What do you find most challenging?

8.  Do you have any specialized education? Have you ever taken a class in a subject like pottery or sailing?

9.  Have you ever volunteered anywhere? What did you learn through this experience?

10.  What lifetime accomplishment are you most proud of? What did you learn from this experience? 

11.  Do you have firsthand knowledge of any medical illnesses or issues? If so, which ones?

12.  Do you collect anything? If so, what?

13.  What television shows do you enjoy? What kind of music do you listen to? Do you ever attend theater events or other events related to the arts?

14.  Is there anything you've ever really wanted to do or learn about, but just haven't had the time for?

15.  At a party, when you're talking to a stranger, what's your "fall back" topic of conversation?

16.  At work or with friends, on what subject are you the "go-to" person?

17.  What is you academic background? Any degrees or certificates?

18.  What was your favorite job? What was your role?

19.  What would your best friend say you're best at?

20.  Have you done any renovations to your house yourself? Have you built or designed anything you're proud of?

And that's it! Simple, right?

After you go through the list, you'll likely find that your challenge will no longer be coming up with any interests, but rather to narrow your list of interests down to just a few!

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To your Success

Fran Watson

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Surviving Online

 3 Things All Affiliate Marketers Need To Survive Online

Every affiliate marketer is always looking for the successful market that gives the biggest paycheck. Sometimes they think it is a magic formula that is readily available for them. Actually, it is more complicated than that. It is just good marketing practices that have been proven over years of hard work and dedication.
There are tactics that have worked before with online marketing and that continue to work in the online affiliate marketing world of today. With these three marketing tips, you will be able to able to increase your sales and survive in the affiliate marketing online.

What are these three tactics?

1. Using unique web pages to promote each separate product you are marketing. Do not lump all of it together just to save some money on web hosting. It is best to have a site focusing on each and every product and nothing more.

Always include product reviews on the website so visitors will have an initial understanding of what the product can do for those who buy them. Also include testimonials from users who have already tried the product. Be sure that these customers are more than willing to allow you to use their names and photos on the site of the specific product you are marketing.

You can also write articles highlighting the uses of the product and include them on the website as an additional page. Make the pages attractive, compelling and include calls to action on the information. Each headline should attract the readers to try and read more, even contact you. Highlight your special points. This will help your readers to learn what the page is about and make them want to find out more.

2. Offer free reports to your readers. If possible position them at the very top side of your page so they simply cannot be missed. Try to create autoresponder messages that will be mailed to those who input their personal information into your sign up box. According to research, a sale is closed usually on the seventh contact with a prospect.

Only two things can possibly happen with the web page alone: closed sale or the prospect leaving the page and never return again. By placing useful information into their inboxes at certain specified period, you will remind them of the product they thought they want later and will find out that the sale is closed. Be sure that the content is directed toward specific reasons to buy the product. Do not make it sound like a sales pitch.

Focus on important points like how your product can make life and things easier and more enjoyable. Include compelling subject lines in the email. As much as possible, avoid using the word “free” because there are still older spam filters that dump those kind of contents into the junk before even anyone reading them first. Convince those who signed up for your free reports that they will be missing something big if they do not avail themselves of your products and services.

3. Get the kind of traffic that is targeted to your product. Just think, if the person who visited your website has no interest whatsoever in what you are offering, they will be among those who move on and never come back. Write articles for publication in e-zines and e-reports. This way you can locate publications that are focusing on your target customers and what you have to offer might just grab their interest.

Try to write a minimum of 2 articles per week, with at least 300-600 words in length. By continuously writing and maintaining these articles you can generate as many as 100 targeted readers to your site in a day.

Always remember that only 1 out of 100 people are likely to buy your product or get your services. If you can generate as much as 1,000 targeted hits for your website in a day, that means you can make 10 sales based on the average statistic.  You must also remember that contacts do not often buy on the first contact and it may take 7-12 repeated contacts before they will make a purchase.

The tactics given above do not really sound very difficult to do, if you think about it. It simply requires a little time and an action plan on your part.

Try to use these tips for several affiliate marketing programs. You can end up maintaining a good source of income and surviving in this business which not all marketers can do.  

Here are some programs that you might want to check out - these are ones that I am involved with

Click Track Profit


Prospect Geyser

Contact List Builder

To your marketing success