The Instant Affiliate’s Dream and Tapping into your Affiliate salesforce.

Starting your own affiliate program can be a very worthwhile exercise, and if you can organise yourself with the right tools and get motivated affiliates, then you have a golden opportunity to take your earnings to the next level.

A lot of you will be very familiar with the power of exponential traffic that is generated by affiliate marketers, so with this in mind let’s look at some of the big players who expertly manage this resource to explode their earnings. I have often thought about getting into this lucrative area of marketing, it stands to reason that having an army of affiliates promoting your product is going to drive traffic and pay out big time. Now assuming that your product is the next big hot potato on the market, I just can’t see how you can lose. But of course even if you have the next best thing since waffles, if you can’t generate interest or setup a solid marketing campaign then you might as well go home.

Part of The Solution the tools of the trade

JV & Affiliate Management System (video)  or go to  http://www.fantasos.com/

This being a very popular subject you can find plenty of examples of affiliate systems that offer an easy shortcut to solve your woes. These so called turnkey affiliate systems can be up and running in literally minutes. To give you an idea of a good affiliate program just check out any of the top Internet marketer’s offers, I’m pretty sure most of you will have used some of the more popular scripts that proliferate the web; these scripts allow affiliates to logon and gather promotional materials for their websites, emails, forum signatures and many other tools.

Next Step; Finding Affiliates to promote your product

Finding affiliates to promote your site isn’t easy. In fact, unless you’re already an established ‘name’ in your market, it can be almost impossible. So, what to do! Well even if you do everything in your power to get affiliates motivated, only a small percentage will ever take any action! So it’s critical for any successful affiliate program to continually recruit motivated affiliates.

Where do you look for motivated affiliates?

To get the best results you have to look at the affiliate directories, and unless you have a bottomless pocket then this is the most cost effective method. You can of course spend your hard earned through advertising which could run into thousands of dollars. If you have a big list then you can promote your affiliate program by email. So get yourself listed in the affiliate directories, as many as you can submit to. Getting listed in directories is an essential component to any successful affiliate program.  It’s a very effective way for top affiliates to find you.

There’s also another point you should consider, there are dozens of top directories out there and submitting to all of them can be long and tedious! You can find it literally takes you an entire day to submit a single product. If you have more, then it could take over a week! You can outsource it, which will cost you again but there is a better solution. Start using custom auto submit software to take all the agro and stress away from this task. Here’s a link for you to check out “Instant Affiliate Submitter” and no, it’s not an affiliate link. I’m sure there is lots of other submitters out there, just Google it.

Another example for affiliates to use

JV scripts or Joint Venture scripts are used by all the top IMs, and the list building stats can be very impressive and are well founded. This is also a great place to recruit fresh affiliates although the turnover will be determined by the popularity of the event.

What is a JV Giveaway Event?

The term JV stands for Joint Venture which means that 2 or more marketers join up with the goal to increase their return of investment. In terms of internet marketing this means that many marketers come together and each of them gives a downloadable product away for free. These can be ebooks, software, graphics or whatever benefits the visitors of the giveaway event.

At a giveaway event marketers, also called contributors, signup for free to list their free ebook inside the member’s area. This mostly happens when the event is in the pre-launch phase. Once the event launches, members can signup and download the different free offers… but not instantly… they have to signup for each product that they want to access. This way the contributor gets the name and email address from a member and has the person on his opt-in list.

I hope this article has given you food for thought, perhaps some of you may allready have your own affiliate program. Let me know of your experience with any tips that you may have for the readers.  Thanks’ for reading

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Top 5 Reasons To Outsource

  1. More Time
  2. More Money
  3. Can’t Do It
  4. Don’t Like It
  5. Don’t Want To

If you are considering outsourcing your online business, then your goal is to create a more profitable company while streamlining the workload. Taking the time to avoid common outsourcing mistakes will make the process go much smoother. Or to quote Nicole Dean of www.OutsourceWeekly.com “You must plan your outsourcing wisely. Otherwise, you’re simply throwing money into the wind.”

As with any part of business, outsourcing has its good and bad points, however if you are aware of the potential problems before hand, you increase your chances of an enjoyable and profitable experience.

Here are 5 potential outsourcing mistakes every online business owner should avoid.

1. Communication between Owner & Assistant

Whether you are outsourcing tech support or writing web design, there is a great deal of effort needed in order to keep the lines of communication open.  If you allow your workers to do work for you without communicating your goals and what it is that you need, you will find that your work will not be done to your satisfaction. Assistants are not mind-readers and do need guidance.  Take some time to make sure that you and the people you outsource to understand your expectations.  This is an important part of making sure that you get the job done efficiently.

2. Knowing Who You Are Dealing With

Most business owners who outsource will tell you the biggest benefit is the fact that their assistants work remotely. The number one problem when it comes to outsourcing, though, is not thoroughly checking out the contractor or company who is performing the work.  Keep in mind that sometimes this independence can work in the opposite direction if not taken seriously.  Make it a point to carefully interview the people you are considering working with before assigning a task or project to them. The person or company should be someone you can trust to represent your business.

3. Forgetting to Budget Wisely

In order for outsourcing to work properly, you’ll need to keep a good eye on what you are spending for the work being done. While some projects will require single payments, others may involve recurring or retainer payments and you will more than likely have some type of contract or agreement. Some of your workers may charge by the hour while others may invoice by project or expect payment based on a commission of some sort. Take the time to figure out how much money you can afford to spend on certain tasks and budget appropriately.

4. Misunderstanding Your Role as the Outsourcer

As the one doing the outsourcing, you need to understand your role. In order for the relationship between business owner and assistant to flourish, you’ll want to keep the lines of communication not only open, but clear as well. Be detailed in what you expect from your help.  Also keep in mind that you are probably not their only client and as much as you would love to have them all to yourself, that probably isn’t the case. Be respectful of their time and give feedback on their work. This will help them do a better job and respect your time in return.

Making yourself aware of possible problems that often occur in the outsourcing relationship now allows your business to grow by leaps and bounds. Don’t be afraid to start your outsourcing journey, now that you are now better prepared to do so.

5. Utilizing Your Contractor & Their Resources to the max

When you choose to outsource tasks, make certain you are using their services to the fullest capabilities and not just outsourcing for the sake of outsourcing, or splitting work between two assistants when it makes more sense to have one handle both jobs.

Sometimes you can find freelancers who are willing to work on a recurring basis or who will complete larger projects at a reduced rate in order to get and keep your business. Don’t be afraid to ask potential contractors if they have room for more than just one or two projects.

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I was recently thinking of outsourcing some of my own work and so gave it some thought, It dosent have to be expsensive and depending on your particualar business can bring many benefits, all of which might not be immediately apparent. So here are some of my thoughts, I do use many applications myself to help me be more productive but am allways looking for better solutions.

If you are in business for yourself, especially one that is conducted online, you’ll find there are a number of different elements for you to learn depending on your experience. You can save yourself a lot of time and expense outsourcing many mundane tasks which gives you more time to do what you do best. And if you choose wisely and do your research it doesn’t have to cost the earth.

All too often the business owner feels they have to do everything themselves in order for things to go smoothly in their online venture. This couldn’t be farther from the truth! In fact if you utilise your resources in an efficient way you will see your online sales increase significantly. In case you’re wondering about why so many online business owners are full of praises for outsourcing, Then read on to see just five of the many benefits outsourcing can bring to your business.

Better Time Management
When you have your own online business, one of the more important things to remember is how much your time is really worth and what value this brings to your business. When you think about the dull or repetitive tasks that you are doing, you’ll find this work is better suited for individuals who are trained in such tasks. When you outsource, you’ll pay someone else to take care of those responsibilities while you give more attention to the important, revenue building projects.

Time Saving Resources
If you think about everything that goes into the tasks that you would outsource you might be quite surprised. Things such as the Internet and software which together alone take up time and money. After awhile all of these costs add up. For instance, graphics software can get quite expensive. If you are outsourcing an activity, you get more than just the task itself out of the way. You will also get someone who specializes in areas of your business that you may not know quite as well as or have no desire to learn. More than likely these people will already have the tools needed to complete their assignment. Depending on the project, this might save you money and learning time.

Learning from the Experts
The tasks you are outsourcing might not be ones that you have no desire to learn about, whether they are troubleshooting, manufacturing, taking orders, website design and maintenance, or something else. By handing the work over to an expert who enjoys and makes it their business to know these things, you’ll be able to take advantage of their knowledge in that area without having to learn it yourself, and of course you will learn by this yourself. This in turn will give your customers or clients more value than you could possibly give them yourself and give your business a stronger reputation.

Expand your knowledge & your Business
When you outsource, you will soon realize just how many more benefits there are in expanding your business. This of course gives you much more time to get involved with your business and see opportunities that you might have missed before you outsourced. You will be able to expand and provide everything your customers need. Outsourcing frees you up to try new things with your business, learn more and experience new aspects of your industry.

Accountability
When you outsource, you will have a contract with the person or company you are working with. By having someone else who is depending on work from you, you are more apt to stay ahead of the game by planning ahead and making sure that you’re tasks are completed.
When you first begin learning about and implementing outsourcing techniques within your business, you’ll find out those boring or repetitive tasks can easily be handed off to someone who enjoys doing them. This will allow you, as the business owner, to free up more time to concentrate on the more important aspects of your business such as product creation, advertising, networking and other marketing practices.

These are the building blocks that will help your business to grow even more profitable.
In my books it makes sense and you can see the opportunities for your business to really take off.

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