Sunday, December 10, 2006

The Secret to A Residual Income Through Marketing An Affiliate Program
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Residual income is what everyone wants for the work they do. Everyone would
love to be paid over and over for something they do once. It is possible
through affiliate programs, but the key is understanding how to market
effectively. Anyone can learn the secret to a residual income through
marketing an affiliate program.

Marketing is getting an idea out to others, getting them interested in it
and selling it to them. Marketing is the foundation for any good business.
It is more than placing ads or pitching ideas. Good marketing is provoking.
It catches the eye and makes a person want to know more. It makes them
interested so they seek out information and are willing to look for it.

Affiliate programs usually are centered around a website. The idea is that
the website serves as the information base for the program. People come to
the website and learn about the products and program. If they are
interested they buy or sign up. That is what is so hard. Most of the time
people will scan an ad and see a hundred others just like it, so they ignore
it and move on. They need something to catch their eye. They want it to be
different. Once they get to the website the information better be clear and
explain it all or else they will simply walk away. Good marketing will not
only lead them to the website, but peak their interest enough that they
willingly read through the website and learn more on their own. This is
what residual income is all about.

A good marketing campaign starts with well written ads. The ads should make
a person want more information. They should compel a person to spend time
learning about the program or products. A good ad will not explain, but
leave things open-ended. It should give enough information to make a person
curious, but still make them have to visit the website to learn more. Once
they get to the website it should have everything there they need to know.
It should also make them want either to sign up as an affiliate or to buy
the products. Their next step should be to buy or sign up. That leaves
very little left to do and makes it the ultimate residual income

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