Here Is Your Affiliate Marketing Check List

Affiliate marketing is a way for a merchant to partner with independent marketers and pay them commissions for promoting his/her products or services.

When you sign up for an Affiliate Program, normally they cost nothing to join, you will be allocated

a special link (That is your Affiliate Link) for that product or service. This is a link or code that will help you and the merchant track the number of clicks and purchases and of course it tells the merchant who should be paid commissions.

To set up and start an affiliate marketing business you will have to decide what will be suitable for you as a way to promote.

Is it via a website,a blog,social networks or perhaps You Tube?

My recommendation is either a website or blog. On your blog or your site you can write permanent posts and pages that contain affiliate links.

On your blog or website you will be describing,reviewing,recommending and making clear the advantages of buying the product or services that you are promoting. Whatever you write,somewhere within the text needs to be your affiliate link so that when anybody thinking of making a purchase clicks on that link and buys it is your affiliate details that are provided to the merchant thereby enabling your commission payment.

You now need to get people to read what you have written on your website or blog, you get traffic to the site, attract visitors.

A lot of people when they are first starting do not know what to say to secure an audience.

If you write content in a way that gives useful information to your readers and that describes the products in an appealing way they are more likely to want to buy them. The more specific and reliable content that you are able to produce the more interest you are creating.

Interest builds you a following and that often converts to buyers then before you know it, you’re earning money for every visitor that clicks on your affiliate link and buys a product or a service that you promote.

You will be wise to build yourself an email list so that you use e-mail marketing to further connect with your audience and inform them of your new content and offers.

Building your email list is yet another subject and there are many strategies that need to be explored in detail.

Advice on this can be found all across the internet.

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What Video Games Thought Me About Business

Yes, I’m a gamer. I’ve been playing since Pong was released, when Pac Man and Donkey Kong changed the world, and “Tom Sawyer” by Rush became the video gamer’s anthem. Even today, video games have taught me a lot about succeeding in today’s business world.

Let me start with one of the basics: Every video game is either a puzzle to solve or a variation on chess. Some games are both, like the Assassin’s Creed series. Like in the real world, you look for the best way to accomplish mission goals while planning for the future. When your kid (or you) plays Fortnite, players look for resources (the today) that will help them survive later in the game (strategy).

The team option in Fortnite is a great example of collaboration and cooperation. A lone player will have a difficult time surviving. A team-up with another player makes it easier to win. Players can trade resources and weapons, protect each other, and build forts together. Similar to what each of us does every day in the professional world. Well, not forts, but we build our businesses together. We buy supplies, create trading partners, and form alliances to everyone’s benefit.

Of course, some relationships require a little negotiating. You and the other person each want something whether it’s a simple purchase or a more grandiose venture. The games like Monopoly and Fallout teaches negotiation skills. We listen to the other person for shared interests, leave emotion out of the discussion, and look for alternatives for both to reach their goal. Everyone happy means more opportunities in the future.

Knowing all of the above will not prevent the unexpected. A zombie can jump from the shadows or an opponent perched on a roof top can spoil your game. A computer crash, power outage, or sick employee can happen just as unexpectedly. Bad things happen to good people. Are you prepared for whatever life tosses at you?

Lastly, another one of the basics: Enjoy yourself. Each of us spends a lot of hours working. Some days are great and others not so much, but the passion should always be there. If not, it’s a sign you either need a break or a change. I hope your life is filled with as much happiness, joy, and accomplishment as you can handle.

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