Very simply it means
that you need to have a genuine interest in the activity of that business.
Does it sell a
product or service that you are confident is a good value for the price? This is really
important if you are to be sincere when you recommend it to your customers.
Is the product
or service easily sold on the internet and if not, that means you must be able to sell it
in your local area.
Are you willing to put forth the effort to call on your local
businesses and residents? If not, then you should concentrate on businesses that rely on
the internet for sales.
Take your time making your decision and don't jump into several at
the same time. It is great to have multiple income streams but concentrate on one at a
time. When your first business is completely setup and running easily, then look for a
second that will be compatible with the first. It is easier to market two businesses that
compliment each other than two that are totally different.
The first thing you
need to do after selecting your business is to determine which method of marketing is
is the difference?
If you sign up as an
agent or representative for a business similar to Commission
River or The
Limu Company, you will be given a free website to promote your products/services. This website is a
replicated website with your affiliate link embedded. Some of these sites can be submitted
to the search engines. Others will not be accepted by the search engines due to having a
"?" in the url address. This is an issue with Commission River but
not with The Limu Company. Not all companies use the same method for
If you decide to go
for affiliate marketing with a company like Commission Junction or LinkShare you really need to establish your own website to
display your affiliate links or you will have to rely on banner advertising (we will
discuss this later). Establishing your own site is not as easy as it sounds and a
considerable amount of research will need to be conducted in order to select the right
companies and products. Your website will have to be built around these products and
services. For instance, you might decide to promote gambling and entertainment sites. A
good site to establish would be a portal site for just that purpose. A considerable amount
of promotion would be necessary in order to drive the necessary traffic to your site to
make it successful. Be sure you check out the commission or fee each of the companies is
willing to pay you for a referral to their site.
There are other things
to consider in determining your marketing methods and as you explore the possibilities of
each company, you will have additional questions on how that particular program should be
promoted. Send me an email with a link to the site and I will personally check it out and
send you my evaluation and suggestions.
From this point you
will need to go to one of the links below to continue: