What They Don’t Tell You About E-Mail Marketing For Affiliates…

©2011 Doug Champigny, http://captain-affiliate.com
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Affiliate marketing information abounds online, as does information on almost all aspects of e-mail marketing. E-mail marketing resources tell you how to build opt-in lists, how to build squeeze pages, how to write free reports to put on those squeeze pages, how to use social media marketing to drive traffic to your opt-in list-building pages, how to load up your autoresponder messages so they go out automatically and so much more… But what DON’T they tell you about e-mail marketing for affiliates?

Consider this scenario: You’re new to affiliate marketing and have been reading various blogs, e-books and reports on using e-mail marketing as part of your affiliate marketing promotional mix. You’ve learned, correctly, that a list of targeted leads who have double-opted-in to your list will normally become your largest source of affiliate commissions. You follow their advice, put up your squeeze page and starting pushing it like crazy using Twitter, FaceBook and all the other important social media websites – and the signups to your opt-in list start rolling on in…

Now what???

Oh yeah – you have to either upload a series of messages into your autoresponder or start sending out broadcast e-mails. Great! You can just tell them about… ahh… umm… Gee, being brand new at this, what do you write? You don’t have the knowledge base yet since you’re just getting started affiliate marketing. So how can you write informative, helpful e-mails to send out?

If you’re targeting a niche like car racing, baby showers or snowboarding you may have enough experience to get started – just make an ordered list of what people need to know and start writing your e-mails. But many starting out in affiliate marketing want to target the Internet marketing / online marketing / making money online crowd, since that’s the niche they’re most interested in themselves. But you’re new to affiliate marketing and e-mail marketing – so what do you send?

Fortunately there’s an easy solution…

Send them the information they need written by experts. You don’t want to steal, err, ‘borrow’ other marketers’ e-mails, that’s both unethical and illegal. You could send articles from the article directories, but you have to state the author’s name and link so that builds their credibility, not yours. What you need are PLR resources you can put YOUR name and links on and load into your autoresponder.

PLR, or private label rights, mean you can take that product and use it as if it were your own creation – in most cases you have almost the same rights to it as if you wrote it yourself. And since you will be reading each e-mail before adding your name and affiliate links, you WILL already have that knowledge by the time it starts going out to prospects, so it’s not like you’re sending about anything you don’t already know. Bingo – legal, ethical and it’s YOU sending them YOUR information.

Take a look at the PLR e-courses at Optin-List-Building.com. As I write this there are already 18 different e-courses there, all of them dealing with aspects of online marketing, and all ready to use for e-mail marketing for affiliates – there’s even an e-course on affiliate marketing itself! And all come with those PLR rights…

Most of the series are 5, 6 or 7 days, so you can use them as a stand-alone e-course or combine 2 or more into a longer course. Each also comes with a ready-made squeeze page and confirmation page, so you can use those to help build opt-in lists too. And to top it off, you get a salespage & download page as well, because each course also comes with resell rights.
In other words, you get to learn from the e-course, use it to build opt-in lists, use it as content to send to your subscribers, and use it as a product to sell yourself – 4 different ways to profit from each course!

And THAT’S how to overcome what they don’t tell you about e-mail marketing for affiliates – download your PLR marketing e-courses now and get cracking – your affiliate marketing commissions are waiting!

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Advanced Affiliate Marketing – How To Maximize Your Affiliate Marketing Profits Easily And Quickly!

©2010 Doug Champigny, http://captain-affiliate.com

Affiliate marketing is one of the easiest ways of making money online, and as you progress to advanced affiliate marketing strategies your affiliate commissions can become quite substantial. Yet even advanced affiliate marketers often miss this one critical step and end up making less than they could be – a simple step that could easily and quickly maximize your results for your affiliate marketing business…

Most affiliates, like most salespeople, just want to sell – they don’t want to get involved in anything mundane or boring as part of their online activities. But super-affiliates never lose site of the fact that they’re business is affiliate marketing, not affiliate selling. And that distinction, being marketers instead of salespeople, means that they’ll take a more scientific approach and more of a long-term view of their online business. Instead of just focusing on what can make the most affiliate sales today, they ask themselves how they can make more affiliate commissions every day – starting today. And then most finally realize that what’s missing is tracking.

If you’re an advanced affiliate marketer, or in fact advanced in any area of online marketing, you’ll already be using a wide variety of methods and techniques to drive targeted traffic to your squeeze pages and your blogs. You may be article marketing, podcasting, video marketing, search engine marketing, using pay-per-click, purchasing solo ads, buying banner and text links, social networking, social media marketing, doing ad swaps and e-zine swaps, participating in giveaways and joint ventures, doing forum marketing – the list goes on and on.

Obviously whatever affiliate marketing strategies you’re using is bringing you success, since you’ve reached the advanced levels. But as in any mix, some promotional techniques will be working better than the others you’re using. Remember the old business maxim that ‘80% of your results come from 20% of your efforts’? That is usually true online too – but if you’re not tracking your results you don’t know which strategies are superior, you just know the overall marketing mix works ok for your business. But is ok good enough for you or do you want to excel, to be one of the super-affiliates that bring down the biggest affiliate commissions?

The beauty of this is the simplicity – when you track your actions and results of each type of promotion, you quickly get a picture of what is driving the most targeted traffic for you. Or you might track which type of promotion brings the highest conversion to affiliate sales, or which promotions provide the affiliate marketing leads that spend the most, that give you the highest lifetime value per customer. Knowing the answer to any of these is pure gold for you in advanced affiliate marketing, because once you identify the promotional avenues that create the best results, you simply do more of those and less of the activities that aren’t producing as well for you.

And while that sounds like very simplistic advice, realize that marketers and salespeople alike are usually possessed of strong egos, convinced that they know exactly what’s working and what isn’t. Yet they’ll go on just as they have been if results are acceptable. But for those who want to maximize their affiliate marketing commissions, they’ll want the exact numbers – the proof of exactly what each promotion, and each method of promotion, is doing for them. And they’ll always be dropping those that perform least well and replacing them with what has been proven to work better. And they’ll have a yardstick by which to measure any new promotional techniques they try in future.

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Marketing mentor and speaker Doug Champigny is a world-famous super-affiliate who has been affiliate marketing online since the 1990’s. Now you can benefit from his decades of online and offline marketing experience through his PowerStart Internet Marketing Coaching and Affiliate Marketing PowerStart Coaching programs. Watch for Doug Champigny speaking live at a marketing convention, seminar, workshop or conference in your area – don’t miss your chance to hear him live!

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