Working Towards Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate Marketing today has gained lot of significance in internet marketing. Due to the advancement in the online sales and marketing you will not escape the many advertisements that is been posted on the different websites when you open any web pages.

Affiliate marketing is a kind of marketing wherein there is a manufacturer, a publisher and a customer. The affiliate or the publisher as he is called will direct the potential customers to the manufacturer and in return the manufacturer will pay commission to the affiliate.

In the set up of affiliate marketing the manufacturer is the company or the person who supplies the product or the services. It can be in the form of hard products or soft products, and can also be services delivery system.

This will be collected or listed by the affiliate in his website. An affiliate is the person who has a website of his own and opens up his pages to customers out there. In his pages there are different types of products and services listed for the customers to see when they visit his page. It is like an advertised section. When any person visits his page he will be directed to the manufacturer for his purchases.

In other words the affiliate guides the customer towards the manufacturer or the product’s company. And in turn the company will pay him for every customer he directs towards the company. The customers visiting the affiliate website are as usual those who want to inquire on a product and are on the look out for some information.

All the people involved in affiliate marketing are benefited from this system. The manufacturer gets to sell his products by getting customers incessantly, the affiliate earns commission on directing the potential customers and the customers are guided to the sites where they will get guanine and good products.

In this system we cannot call the affiliate as being employed by the manufacturer company. The affiliate works for himself and is not committed to the company. He just directs the customers and earns commission according to his frequency of references.

He is being paid by the company according to the number of visits made by the customers through his link or based on the number of sales made through the customers directed by him. In order to be a good affiliate you will need to have your own website. The website will list out all the products and the address from where it can be found. It helps to have an attractive website which will appeal to the people visiting your site. Thus your site will always be flooded with traffic and eventually raise your commissions.

Internet Marketing and True Leadership

A true leader, what does it mean? I’m on a number of e-mail lists, I bet you are too and a lot of them end with:
“Thank you for your leadership”. So I going to give you my thought on the subject. In the “good old” days, most “leaders” where born to their social status. 200 years ago there where small chances that your life would be any better than your parents. Unlike today, we can access all the information we desire with a click of a mouse. Today we even have millions of examples of people that comes from the lowest social status and become extremely successful.If you took a farmer from 19th century and moved him to our time he would probably die just by the enormous information he was exposed to. But if he should survive, he would go bananas and say: “This is my chance to get me and my family out of poverty”, and he would take MASSIVE ACTION. When the farmer does that he is doing what most people don’t do, LEAD them selves. We want to follow, not lead in most cases. But this is the first and the most important quality of a True Leader, be able to lead them selves. I don’t care if you are CEO of GM, or the paperboy, it all comes down to this. If there is a gap between where you are in your life, and where you want to be, you need to lead your selves to close the gap. And when you do so, you can become an even grater leader, you can lead other to do the same.There are leaders in all classes of society. If you are a mum or a dad, you are an important leader. If you are teacher likewise, if you have a physicals challenge like overweight, you need to lead your selves to take new and some times difficult actions. You can model someone or get a buddy, but you need to do the “Job”.To manage people, is a kind of leadership, but it’s not a lasting one. People will only do what ever necessary as long as you are present at some form (old school leadership). The great majority of leaders are in this category, this is not a criticism, but a state of fact to get YOU to the next level of leadership. Think of an area you would like to improve, it do not have to be anything big, and take one small action right no to improve it NOW.In the Internet marketing Industry, there are millions of people seeking for an opportunity. According to Forbes Magazine, 79,000,000 (million) Americans are planing to start their own business within the next three years. And most of them will do it through Internet marketing, direct sales or network marketing. So the marked is HUGE, but if you want to HAVE long term success you need to show your selves as a leader in several areas. In these days Donald Trump Network is about to launch (I’m not a part of it), and i recognize that it’s not a bad name to associate with your business, but even if Jesus Christ Him selves should appear with a business model, you would still have to show great leadership to have success. It’s just the way we are made (or He made us if you like).It will not be a walk in the park, if you want to be BIG in this industry. So what kind of leader are you? Are you just the manager that tells other what to do, or are you the leader that inspires people to take out their best?If you are a true leader, you get people to break through even when you’re not there because you have the ability influence them long term. You are influencing them because you know what already influences them. Even more, you are able to get the person to tap in to their own resources and lead them selves. A true leader are able to change peoples feelings, emotions and actions long term. And if you are a GREAT leader, you lead people to the better for you, them and the GREATER good to make this world a little better than it was yesterday..”No one is born as a leader, but everyone can become one” THTom Hammerborg

Network Marketing – My Search For the Perfect Product to Market

Over the last six to seven years I had begun to pick up that there were people out there making a living off the internet. This interested me with my IT background. Now in South Africa there weren’t too many people around that knew anything about this – a lot of our telephone exchanges didn’t even support DSL! So any web surfing had to be done with a 56K modem which seldom had a data transfer rate faster than 33K, very time consuming and very frustrating.

There was however, an entrepreneur by the name of Peter Carruthers, who also had an IT background. When I first met him he was holding seminars called “How to Crashproof Your Business!” which taught one how to protect yourself from the banks and creditors should your business fail! Peter knew a lot about this, having been down that road, and as they say, “got the T-shirt”. I also subscribed to his newsletter, it was in this newsletter that he talked about Corey Rudl who was probably one of the first internet marketing guru’s, and very successful at it to. Peter had applied what Corey taught to his own business and raved about how it had changed it for the better. I also bought Corey’s guide to Internet Marketing, at first it just sat in it’s box while I attempted other more practical things (or so I thought) to generate an income. I mean whenever you talked about making a living off the internet people looked at you as though you were living in cloud cuckoo land!

The important thing about doing business on the internet is that it is GLOBAL!

What Corey taught was that to make a living off the internet one had to find out what people were interested in and what they were searching for on the internet and cater to that market. One quickly discovered that people are interested in the following; golf, sex, weightloss, weightloss, weightloss, motivation, dating, dog behaviour problems, learn to play guitar, travel, make money online and making money from home! There are other subjects as well, but these seem to be the most popular.

And so I continued trying to make a living doing more practicle things whilst all the while wondering what I could focus on doing on the internet. Then one day I was handed a flyer at a intersection which said “if I wanted to start my own home based business to call this number”, this was one of those light-bulb moments for me. One of the topics that people were interested in on the internet was how to make money from home, maybe I could combine this with the internet – and so I called the number. And that was my introduction to network marketing aka multi-level marketing (MLM) aka referral marketing and recently I came across yet another term, social-level marketing. I have no doubt that there are many more terms referring to this type of marketing.

What is Network Marketing?……

Lets start with a definition. The DSA’s (Direct Selling Association) definition is, I quote, “Companies that manufacture and distribute goods or services through Direct Sellers also referred to as distributors, consultants, sales agents, independent contractors and by other various names, directly to consumers in a face to face manner away from a fixed retail location” end quote. AMWAY Copyright© 2009 introduced the concept some 60 plus years ago.

The goods distributed vary from household detergents through to nutrient supplements (very popular at the moment – everyone is into the “wellness industry”). Services cover legal aid/advice, also very popular is insurance; covering anything from funeral policies to cash back hospital plans.

My goal was to do this via the internet, and this meant I had to find a product that was global by nature – you can sell legal aid or a funeral policy that is dictated by the laws of one country in another, you can sell household detergents, vitamin supplements etc. in different countries but you now have a transport component (ie you have to get the product there) so my search began for the perfect product.