Starting your own online affiliate business is an exciting thing to do and relatively simple as well. Selling products created by others leaves you to focus 100% on marketing and this is why online affiliate marketing is considered the best business to start online. You can start marketing products immediately with little or no cost and get into profit fast and this is all well and good. However you do want to take measures to build your business as your own entity, independent of any products you may represent. It all starts with building a list of customer contacts you can use for your own purposes regardless of any products you may promote.
Here are 3 steps you should take to position yourself for business success over the long run independent of any affiliate products you promote.
Develop a Squeeze Page
Before going ‘live’ on the internet you will want to build a squeeze page to capture the contact information of any website visitors. By building a list like this you will have people to whom you can easily promote any of your future products ‘without’ going through the traffic generation channels. This will save you much time and effort in the long run!
Create an Enticement
One more thing before your squeegee page goes live is to create a ‘free giveaway’ to entice people to leave their contact information. In this society you do not necessarily get ‘something for nothing’ therefore offering a free gift gives further incentive for many to opt in to your mailing list.’ It does not have to be anything extravagant but you do want it to be relevant to what you are promoting.
Traffic generation is what online marketing is all about and something you must do to have any degree of success. Writing ‘product reviews’ about the products you are promoting is a great way to capture the attention of people online. One thing everybody does before making a purchase is to inquire about how satisfied others have been with the same product. Once they find and read your review you can then simply first direct them to your squeeze page which will then direct them to the product sales page.
Starting an online affiliate business is relatively easy to do and involves little or no cost to you. For this reason and many more online affiliate marketing is often considered to be the best business to start online. Having the ability to start marketing products immediately without product development or customer service concerns can put you into profit fast. However you do want to take certain measures to build your own business entity independent of any affiliate products you represent. The 3 steps suggested above will help you do just that. By building a list of customer contacts you can use for your own purposes you are now independent of any products you represent. In doing so you are creating your own ‘online entity’ and positioning yourself for business success well into the future. Ultimately the list you build will determine how hard you work and the future profitability of your online business. This is an area of your business you should not overlook or take lightly!
TJ Philpott is an author and Internet entrepreneur based out of North Carolina.To learn more about structuring your online affiliate business for long term income and to also receive a free instructional manual that teaches valuable niche research techniques visit:http://affiliatequickstart.com