Affiliate Programs Ė The Fast Track to Wealth
Copyright 2005 Peter Dobler
Remember the day when you made the ultimate decision to change your life? Yes, it was the day when you decided to start your own home business. Gosh, I remember the anxiety when I uploaded my very first web site,...
How to Boost Your Chances at Having a Successful Web Site
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Improving Your Conversion Reduces the Need to Constantly Promote Your Sites
Copyright 2005 Jack Humphrey
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Copyright 2005 Jim Edwards
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Affiliate Goals - Successful Goal Setting for Affiliates
When I first started out with Affiliate Marketing a few years ago, my primary goal was a very simple one. I just wanted enough money to pay for my hosting, which at the time was an ungodly $40 per month for a small website. Of course, these days you can host a hundred websites for $40 and have tons of features, but back then this was normal.
As the years went by, my affiliate sales grew slowly to around $500 a month. It was then I realized that maybe I could turn this part time income into a full time salary. I had not really devoted a lot of time to researching affiliate programs. I would simply find one that would pay off, and use it. The day I realized I could earn more than the $500 per month, I set down some goals to get me started. I have fine tuned these goals over the past 24 months, thankfully I had to because to be honest, I was obliterating my financial expectations.
So, my goals in the beginning were pretty simple:
1. Find an affiliate program that pays $50 per month to cover my website hosting fees. 2. Make sure it is related to the content of my website.
Not much there huh?
A year ago, these were my goals:
1. Earn $500 per month through the Major Affiliate Networks 2. Look into smaller affiliate networks, including independant merchant. 3. Create websites devoted to the product or service I am marketing. 4. Change hosting providers to allow for up to 100 domain names / websites. 5. Continue to learn more about new affiliate oppurtunities.
As you can see, my goals grew substantially. I am proud to say I met all those goals within a few months, instead of the year I had planned.
My goals from 2004:
1. Earn $3000 per month average through June 2005. 2. Earn $5,000 per month average from June 2005 until December 2005. 3. Continue to create websites that reflect a postive buying experience. 4. Write more articles and
website content promoting the products I am marketing. 5. Create an ebook that will help others learn the affiliate business. 6. Teach family and friends what an affiliate actually does! 7. Create a website devoted solely to affiliate programs and list the many programs available. 8. Become a merchant in the sense of marketing my ebook using an affiliate program. 9. Write a true business plan for my affiliate business. 10. Learn the tax laws so I can properly prepare my taxes.
Wow! That is a long list of goals for one year!
Here is where I stand on those goals.
#1. Earn $3000 average. My PROFIT for Jan 2005 was over $6,000. #4. I try to write 2 articles every day promoting a product. #5. I have created an ebook available at http://www.internet-cash-system.com #6. I have started teaching my friends and family what I do. #7. I have created an affiliate directory at http://www.affiliate-directory.us #8. I have created an affiliate program using Clickbank for my ebook. #10. I learned the tax laws and statues I needed to do my own 2004 taxes.
So, as you can see, I am making great progress already.
Now, you may ask why have all these goals? The answer is simple. I think that goals equal success. Goals give us something to strive for and reinforce our belief we can reach those goals. A few years ago, I never dreamed I would making the kind of money I do today. Now, I plan on evaluating my goals every six months, and making changes as needed.