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Affiliate Marketing Strategies for Newbie Internet Marketers

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This article will discuss some of the most effective affiliate marketing strategies you can use to counter the effects of Google’s latest update, dubbed Google Penguin.

Affiliate marketing is still one of the fastest ways to make money online. While it’s true that selling your own products online can lead to more substantial profits, the amount of work necessary to create a seamless system for your online business can be quite staggering.

Fortunately, Google’s Penguin update has provided affiliate marketers with ways to dominate certain online markets with ease. Here are a few effective ways to build an online business based on affiliate marketing. Adopt these strategies, and you could be making significant money in less than three to six months.

Choose a product to sell
If you don’t have a product to sell yet, make an honest assessment of your passion or your area of expertise. Write up a list of products or services that are in line with your passion or your expertise.

Once you’ve determined the products that are in line with what you’re good at, start looking for those products on affiliate marketing networks such as LinkShare, ShareASale, and CommissionJunction.

Find the right set of keywords to match or describe your product exactly, so you can rank easily and high on the search engines
Customers use a set of keywords to find products on Google and other online directories. It’s highly recommended that you use the Google AdWords Keyword Tool to find keywords to associate with your products or services.

Use those keywords consistently throughout your Internet marketing campaign in order to rank prominently on search engine results pages.

Host your content on authority sites like Blogger, Tumblr, or Yahoo! Voice
If you are just starting out as an affiliate marketer, it could be especially difficult for you to build an online business from the ground up. However, there’s a promising way for you to compete against the big boys these days. Google now favors content that is hosted on authority sites such as Blogger, Tumblr, and Yahoo! Voice. Content that gets hosted on these sites and other authority sites tends to rank faster.

Create lots of YouTube videos
There’s no Internet marketing technique that makes more money than video. Video ranks faster and higher on search engines and it’s more interactive. Simply put, search engines just love video.

One of the best things about online video marketing is that not many online marketers are taking advantage of it yet. Explore the opportunity and host your online videos on YouTube, because that is the default video-sharing site of the Interwebs.

Promote your content on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest
You probably have lots of contacts on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Just those contacts alone will probably be enough to get your operation underway. Recommend your products to your friends and contacts on these sites.

Affiliate marketers are in for a treat these days, because by employing video and getting their content hosted on authority sites, they now have a greater chance of making it big online — and amazingly fast.

With these affiliate marketing strategies, you can say goodbye to the notion that it takes about three to six months to land your first affiliate sale. Take advantage of these strategies and do them on a consistent basis, and you’ll see results much sooner than you expect.

If you’ve got very limited options to sell your own product online, then you should explore affiliate marketing. It’s still one of the swiftest and most lucrative ways to make money online.

And if you are looking for ways to boost your affiliate marketing campaign with various online marketing methods such as content marketing, SEO and SMO, contact us to find out more about your options.

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Charlie Solanor

I am a Content Writer, SEO and Social Media Marketing Specialist and a full-time coffee lover.

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