Advanced Affiliate Marketing – Extend Your Article Marketing Efforts Through Podcasting
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One of the secrets to advanced affiliate marketing is to find ways to multiply your marketing reach without having to multiply the effort and time you put into your marketing strategies. For example, if you can invest 20% more time to reap 50% or 75% more sales, you’ve multiplied your efforts while saving time and are headed toward bigger advanced affiliate marketing commissions.
A perfect example of this is the relationship between your article marketing and your podcasting. Since both your targeted readers and your targeted listeners are both interested in the same niche, it stands to reason that both would enjoy access to the same content. And with independent directories for either type of media, chances are high that each attracts an audience of affiliate marketing needs not reachable by the other format.
Here’s how it’s done, and why it works so well to boost your affiliate sales. You’ve done your keyword research, chosen your topics for your articles and written 5 or 10 articles to start. Handle them exactly as you always would, submitting them to the top 1-3 directories you want your articles to appear on. Then put on your headset or pull out your microphone and record a version of each article as an MP3 file, being sure to include an audio version of your Author’s Resource Box at the end with any URLs spelled out for people to copy down or type in.
When you’re happy with the recording, post it to your blog along with the summary you had written for the article or a similar paragraph or two of teaser copy designed to get your visitors to click the player and hear the article. Then, just as you did with the original article, submit your podcasts to the various podcast directories.
And that’s all it takes for this advanced affiliate marketing strategy. Because all the original research and content had been done to create the articles, all that needed to be done to create podcasts was top read the article and record it as an MP3 file. Thus, with very little extra work you’ve potentially doubled both your reach within your target market and the number of affiliate marketing leads you derive from it.
If you wish, multiply your effect once more by taking this advanced affiliate marketing strategy one step further. Now that you have both the article and the audio, import the audio into your video editing software as the soundtrack and match up the text from the article to it along the timeline. Render it with or without a custom background and you now have a video version of the article as well, one you can now use to target additional affiliate marketing leads, this time through the video sharing sites.
Super-affiliate marketing mentor Doug Champigny is the author of the podcasting & vlogging how-to guide and teaches newbies and affiliate marketing pros alike how to use these advanced strategies through his PowerStart Affiliate Marketing Coaching Program.
And be sure to introduce yourself to Doug Champigny when he makes one of his many live appearances onstage at a marketing seminar, conference, convention or workshop near you!