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Driving Traffic to Affiliate Links?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by killzone, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. killzone

    killzone Regular Member

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    Hey Guys!

    This is my first post on BHW.

    Right now, I am rather new to internet marketing playing field and I was wondering if you guys could give me some tips on how to promote my affiliate links.

    I've been dong some reading and so far these are the main methods that I have seen on the forum for promoting affiliate links.

    1. Youtube : Make a video and then possibly use some software to drive traffic to it, put your affiliate link in the description. Only question I have here is how do i 'cloak' my affiliate link in Youtube? Like so its not the ugly Clickbank hoplink. My temporary solution is having a blogger site that just says "This site has been moved" and then automatically redirects the people to my affiliate link. Any suggestions on how to fix that? I tried HTML but Youtube doesn't display it. Also, any other general tips on getting views?

    2. Post on Craiglist: Pretty straight forward. I could not find any tools that can auto-post, anyone point me to one?

    3. PPC: Not ideal since you're paying to get paid.... but atm you can get 250$ of free google credits! (http://www.google.com/ads/250/v.html) So i used that to pretty much outbid my affiliate manager since their agreement does not restrict it. Any better alternatives?

    4. Post a banner in your signature

    5. Send out mass emails to your email list: This would be great but I don't have one. Anyone know where I can buy one? Or is anyone selling one?

    6. Write articles and then submit them to article sites, include your affiliate link. I actually have a program that submits your article to 150 directories and I have not actually done that yet. Is it a good idea?

    7. Social bookmarking: I'm really new to this. Essentially I would assume that it wold require submitting an article to Digg or something and then getting it to go viral. Is there any software that can "digg" an article for me? Does anyone offer "digg" services? Or am i missing something here?

    8. Outsource: ?? I understand the concept but would I basically just assign them the tasks i mentioned here?

    If anyone could point me in the right direction I would appreciate it. As I said I am new to affiliate marketing and hope to make some profit there. Thanks a lot guys!
     
  2. jake3340

    jake3340 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Write an ebook about your affiliates niche, implement your affiliate link in the ebook and submit your ebook to various torrent sites, warez sites, and free ebook sites. Do the title something like make 100$ a day and youl get alot of signups that way.
     
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  3. choad

    choad Registered Member

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    around how large should the e-book be? as in how many pages. and should we title it something like "make $100 a day" if what the product we are help selling has nothing to do with money making? (sorry for the stupid question)
     
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    jake3340 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Well if its not for money, lets say weight loss title it like, lose 10kg in 2 weeks. Something like that be creative. The ebook doesn't need to be so big. What you can do is copy a bunch of articles from the internet to a pdf file put your affiliate link and submit for download everywhere. Trust me this works and has a good affect.
     
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  5. killzone

    killzone Regular Member

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    Any software you recommend for ebook graphics? I would think the more legitimate it looks the better it converts right?
     
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  7. killzone

    killzone Regular Member

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    I'm having trouble finding free ebook sites, any suggestions?
     
  8. sidddd

    sidddd Power Member

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    Google.com will be helpful or else try Yahoo.com :)
     
  9. gifmore

    gifmore Regular Member

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    :)

    Many folks might actually know about this free graphics program:

    Code:
    
    http://gimp.org/features/
    
    
    I felt that I needed to spend a little more time learning gim p compared to photoshop, but it is a free software that's real powerful.

    Anyways, graphics has never been my stronger points.

    Separately, there are probably some free graphics templates that you can find and you can simply use mspaint (its included in windows) to make small tweaks.

    Cheerio :)

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