Review Sites: Do You Need One?

Thanks for visiting today to read my article on review sites. You may wonder if you really need one. I think a review site would be a good place to have all your reviews in one place. It is the same as a blog like this one. The difference is that with the review site you will only have your reviews for the different products you are promoting.

 

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Money With Review Sites

One of the easiest ways to make money online is by developing a detailed, honest and straightforward review website for your niche market. A review site offers important information to buyers, such as giving them a breakdown of the product or service, including personal testimonials, feedback as well as getting your visitors involved in posting their
own comments and experiences.

One of the greatest aspects of a review site is that it can fit into literally any niche or market online. From Amazon affiliate review sites, to developing review sites around the television programs, movies and music that you love, you can build a very profitable business online, all powered by targeted review websites!

Cater To Hungry Buyers

One of the greatest things about review sites is that you are able to target people who are on the verge of buying. They want to make informed buying decisions and they do this by reviewing comments, feedback and testimonials from websites that have personal experience with the products and services that they are interested in.

What does this mean to you? It’s a LOT easier to make money with visitors who are actively searching for specific products, and who, for the most part, have ALREADY made up their mind to buy the product but simply need a bit
of reassurance before making the purchase. In order to set up a review-based website, you will need a domain name and hosting account.

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You can register a domain name at many different registrars including www.namecheap.com and www.moniker.com, but you’ll want to do your best to choose a domain that incorporates relevant keywords from within your niche market.

You want your domain name to demonstrate to potential visitors exactly what your website is about so that you can rank within the major search engines and attract targeted visitors.

Examples:
ElectricGuitarReviews.com – GolfClubOverview.com etc Just make sure that your domain is keyword-rich, easy to spell and clearly demonstrates the focus of your site. You want people browsing through the search engines to be able to identify your site as being one that offers the exact information they are searching for.

In order to develop your review site, you can use a combination of WordPress and Review Site plugins to create powerful, interactive review websites without the fuss!

You can also purchase review packages that come fully loaded with pre-written reviews, but you’ll want to take the time to edit the content so that it reflects your own opinions, while being able to offer your visitors with unique, quality information on the products and services they are interested in.

If you really want to make the most money possible from your review sites, you absolutely need to research markets, verify the viability of niches and know, with certainty, what people are interested in, searching for and willing to buy.

Without proper research, you have little idea as to what products or Affiliate services you should include within your review site, but more importantly, you aren’t sure WHAT people are entering into the search engines when searching for these products.

 

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Keyword Research

This is where niche and keyword research comes into play. By defining the most popular keywords used by your target audience, you can incorporate them into your reviews, content and websites to attract organic traffic from
the search engines. Your review site will be thoroughly optimized and VERY targeted towards hungry buyers. (Plus, you can swipe commissions by piggy backing off of successful marketing campaigns that others have created!)

For example, you decide you are going to include the ClickBank product “Acne Free In 3 Days” in your review site. You know that people who are likely to purchase this product are suffering from acne and want a quick and pain free solution.

You’re able to define WHO your market is. In order to optimize your review, you will want to include the product name AND author name in both your review and your review title, so that your page quickly ranks in the search
engines, and is directed towards people who aren’t just searching for an acne cure, but who are interested in this specific product.

By including author names, website URL’s and product titles in your reviews, you are able to create laser-targeted pages that will boost your position in the search engines, while making it easier for you to “swipe” commissions from people who are already interested in the product but need a bit more information or reassurance before making the
purchase.

Jaaxy Keyword Tool

Each review should always include relevant keywords, but to better optimize your site, include SPECIFIC keywords involving the products and services you are writing about. You start by visiting a keyword tool and entering in your
primary keyword. I use Jaaxy which I have found very helpful and it gives me the information and stats I am seeking. Take a look at my Jaxxy review here. You will quickly learn how popular different keywords are, how competitively targeted they are, as well as being given alternative (long-tail) keywords that you could use in your reviews for easier ranking in the search engines.

Once you have chosen your niche market, it’s time to create a swipe file of potential products that you can include on your review site. You want to pay attention to both the quality of the products you are promoting, as well as the price range, based on what your target audience is comfortable spending.

Tip: If choosing products from the ClickBank marketplace, you can use http://www.CBEngine.com  to create a snapshot of the top products selling in various niche markets.

 

How To Make Money With An Amazon Review Site

By becoming an Amazon affiliate, you’ll gain instant access to thousands of products in over 50 different markets that you can base your review site around. From music, to movies, books and even electronics, toys (and in some
countries, food!), there is no shortage of products to promote. You can create an Amazon review site just by using WordPress as the foundation for your site.

You will need an Amazon Associates account before you can choose products to promote, and you can sign up at: https://affiliate-program.amazon.com

Amazon makes it very easy to set up review pages, including:

Create an aStore

AStores feature various products from hand-chosen categories, so you can really customize your astore to appeal to specific niche markets. All you need to do is log into your Amazon Associates account and create your store by
choosing either specific products or complete categories. You then integrate a snippet of code into your blog and your aStore will appear instantly! Create your aStore:
https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/gp/associates/astore/main.html

Create Links & Banners

It’s easy to advertise Amazon products by adding banners and links for various products, and then adding them throughout your website navigation as well as within your content pages. Amazon do banners for different products so take a look and see which banners suit your review site.

You can earn up to 15% of all purchases made during a visitors shopping session. This percentage has changed recently so make sure you check it out before putting in the effort to create a review.

Use Widgets

You can build powerful Amazon widgets quickly right from within your Amazon Associates account. Widgets are interactive mini-applications that bring Amazon functionality to your website. You will see the widgets tab inside
your associates account.

Pay Attention To Stats

Make sure that you take advantage of the “Reports” section within your Amazon Associates account. It will provide you with important information regarding your earnings, as well as extensive data about the activity of your Amazon links, aStores and campaigns (including traffic details, conversion rates and more).

I hope this post has giving you a bit of an insight into building your own review site. Leave a comment below it helps with my site rank:)

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Affiliate Marketing Tips

Thanks for visiting today to get more information on affiliate marketing. I hope you will find these affiliate marketing tips useful. One of the greatest things about affiliate marketing is that you can literally start making money online in a matter of a few days, even a few hours in some cases.

 

You don’t need a product of your own, or even a website if you choose to create campaigns that direct visitors through your affiliate links, and you can choose from a wide variety of products to promote as well, including: Physical Products Such as books, physical delivery courses, DVD’s, Videos, Equipment and more from marketplaces like Amazon.

Digital products such as ebooks, reports, video tutorials, training or coaching lessons and other digital products from marketplaces like www.ClickBank.com

Affiliate marketing offers you the freedom and flexibility unlike any other business model, and if you truly want to be successful, you need to know exactly how to take advantage of this incredible opportunity so you’re covering as
much ground as possible, while leveraging your campaigns so they work double-time.

 

Affiliate Marketing Tips

 

Choosing The Right Products

Choosing quality products is an important part of every affiliate campaign, because you want to make sure that you are setting up campaigns around products that are likely to convert.

This means that you need to spend time carefully researching and evaluating products in order to choose winners. Your ability to generate commissions and convert visitors into buyers depends on the quality and brand of the products you choose. When it comes to choosing a niche, there are two methods that will help you get started:

  1. Choose a niche that is evergreen
  2. Identify demand and profitability based on existing competition.One of the most important things you can do is first evaluate and identify niche markets that encompass three major elements:1) You can easily identify exactly who your audience is.2) There are motivated, active buyers in the niche market.3) You are able to penetrate the market with your campaigns.

    There’s no sense in trying to find an untapped niche market. There are few of them out there and those that exist would take a lot of work in order to penetrate. You’d have to condition buyers, research angles and
    test out different campaigns and approaches before you determine what was successful. Forget about that!

    It’s always easier to make money in niches that are already proven to be profitable, because if you do that, you’ll instantly maximize your chances of building a successful campaign.

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    Evaluating markets doesn’t have to be difficult. Your primary objective is to determine the viability of a market based on existing demand and buyers. You do this a number of different ways, including by researching the number of products in the market versus the demand / size of the customer base.

    In most cases, you’ll be able to determine the viability of a market, (or even a specific product) in a matter of minutes just by using a combination of market research and search engine research.

    You must always conduct as much research about your markets as possible so that you can really understand what your target audience is interested in and create compelling campaigns that ‘speak their language’,
    essentially communicating directly to your target audience.

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    You want to know: – What people are currently buying – Where there are any potential market
    gaps for products you could create – How much of a demand exists in the market.

    What your customer base is most interested in, concerned with, needing help with. In other words, pay attention to who you are selling to before you determine what you are going to sell and your campaigns will be successful.

    It’s likely that you’ve already got most of the research you need right in your own memory bank. Think about the general health market and then dissect it so that you have 10-15 health related niches to evaluate.

    Health – General /
    Broad Market Segments include: How to lose weight – How to prevent /cure acne – Gout – Menopause – Pregnancy

    Rinse and repeat this formula with any broader topic and you’ll likely find a handful of markets that have problems that people need solving.

    Relationships –
    General/Broad Market Segments include: Get your ex back Affiliate *
    Avoid Divorce/ Repair Marriage * Improve Sex Life * Pick Up Women /
    Men

    These are markets that consist of highly motivated prospects who are anxiously looking for a solution or answer to their problem. Keep in mind that the best markets consist of buyers who are looking to relieve their pain whether emotional, physical or mental. Take down notes of possible products and niche markets that look interesting to you.

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    You can then, search for related forums, groups and blogs to determine what people are looking for, how big the market is and what is currently in demand.

    Then, investigate keywords to determine how much competition is in the marketplace as well as how many searches take place each month for specific keyword phrases relating to each niche market.

    If you plan to promote digital products, the best place to start looking for quality products is through ClickBank, available at http://www.Clickbank.com

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    ClickBank

    Clickbank is one of the largest online marketplaces for digital products, and you’ll be able to quickly pinpoint hot sellers by browsing through their many categories. ClickBank.com  offers detailed statistics and information regarding each specific product making it even easier to quickly evaluate the profitability of potential campaigns.

    Here is what these mean:

    $/sale: The amount of money you earn for each sale.

    Future $: Average rebill revenue.

    Total $/sale: Average total $ per sale, including all rebills.

    %/sale: The percentage of the product sale price that the sale represents.

    %/refd: Fraction of publisher’s total sales that are referred by affiliates.

    Grav: The measure of how many affiliates are promoting the product. For each affiliate paid in the last 8 weeks Clickbank adds an amount between 0.1 and 1.0 to the total. The more recent the last referral, the higher the value added. The Gravity indicator will tell you how well a product is selling.

    So a gravity score of 100 means a product is potentially selling better than one with a gravity score of 20.

    When it comes to gravity assigned to any specific product, a gravity of 70 or higher is usually a good sign that the product is still in demand, and being actively promoted by other affiliates.

  3. clickbank trendsTo take things a bit further, you can use free services such as www.CBTrends.com or www.CBEngine.com to
    further evaluate each product, in terms of performance, demand, and the number of affiliate marketer’s that are promoting it (which is always a good indication of how profitable the market is). cbengine

    Here are many other affiliate networks and marketplaces worth exploring, with many offering a combination of both digital and physical products.

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    Here are a few to help you get started: Amazon Marketplace https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/ 

    I suggest using Amazon to locate products primarily with a higher price point, as their payout rate is set at only 4%. Personally, I use Amazon only for products priced at $200 or higher to make up the difference in the low-end commission offer. Still, the Amazon marketplace is a great way to monetize extra space on your website
    or blog, and with their extended affiliate options, such as being able to integrate an “astore” into your website, you’re given a lot of flexibility as to how you can develop affiliate campaigns.

    Tip: You can monetize your feeder sites with Amazon modules and plugins, just by logging into your Amazon Associates account and exploring their ‘extended’ options.

    I hope you got some helpful information from this post. Do me a favour and leave a comment below please. This all helps with site rank:)

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Affiliate Marketing For Beginners

If you are new to online marketing then this affiliate marketing for beginners post is just what you need.

Affiliate marketing is an outstanding way to get started making money online, because you don’t have to invest much (or any) money, you don’t have to have your own products, and you don’t have to deal with customer service or shipping.

All you really need to be successful in affiliate marketing is a strong desire to succeed and the knowledge to make it happen. I can’t give you the motivation you need, but I can certainly get you started with the knowledge you need.

In this post, you’re going to learn the basics of getting started with affiliate marketing. You’ll learn how to choose profitable niches, how to choose the right affiliate products to promote, and how to get traffic to your offers.

Everything I’m going to teach you will require little or no upfront investment, and very little technical knowledge. These are very basic techniques that absolutely anyone can learn!

So let’s get started…

Make sure you take action on what you are learning and I wish you well for the future.

 

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Common Mistakes You Need to Avoid in Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing as a business will provide you a very good income whether you do it full-time or part-time. Of course, it depends on how you manage it as a business. It also has edges where you can fall when you make mistakes.

There are common mistakes that affiliates make and knowing them is a good starting point to avoid them:

Grabbing Every Affiliate Program Available

Affiliate marketing is all over the net. It will be easy to be drowned with affiliate programs that promise high commissions. Signing up for these programs is as quick as a few blinks of the eye.

More programs may mean more profits but it is not always the case. There are times when you have to hold back and know your limits.

Imagine juggling three balls. Make it ten balls and you will get the picture. Affiliate programs are stakes you take online and these are investments that need your attention. If you cannot focus on managing them well, it will be unproductive to sign up for every opportunity you have.

You can start with one affiliate program or maybe go for as much as three or four. Make sure that these programs blend well together and do not simply crowd your website.

Choosing the Wrong Product

You don’t pick a banana when you fancy some grapes. A lot of affiliates commit the mistake of choosing the products because they are hot and not because they are interested in it.

It will be very hard to sound credible when you don’t believe in a product yourself. Yes they might sell but in the long run, you cannot form the important relationship of trust and confidence with your market.

Successful marketers most of the time have purchased the products they are promoting. This way, they can give an honest review if the product is really commendable.

Copy Pasting Content

Building a website involves serious work. If you want to look credible or trustworthy copy and pasting from other websites will not work.

Search engine spiders will not tag your website as an authority in your chosen niche. Content is still king. Regular updates and good keyword research are also a must.

Good search engine optimization can spell a difference of thousands of dollars in your affiliate marketing business.

 

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Choosing Profitable Niches

The first thing you need to do is choose a niche to promote. This isn’t as easy as it sounds. You can’t just choose a niche – you must choose a profitable niche. Not every niche is going to be as profitable as you might hope.

I have chosen niches in the past that I truly expected to be profitable, yet despite my best efforts I was unable to find a single affiliate product that would convert well enough to make the effort worth the time involved.

Fortunately, I have learned how to lessen my chances of choosing dud niches. Just a few simple steps can help you eliminate some of the risk of choosing these unprofitable niches.

Brainstorming

Your first step is to make a list of niches you’re interested in promoting. Just make a long list of niches you think might be profitable, or that you’re just interested in promoting.

Don’t worry about anything other than making a list of 10-20 niches right now. If you need help, you can always look around you for inspiration.

Here are some places to seek inspiration:

  • Look around your house. Things like kitchen appliances, outdoor barbecue equipment, office supplies, audio visual equipment, and musical instruments are all niches you might spot around your house.
  • Browse a bookstore – either online or offline. Try Amazon.com or a bookstore in your local neighborhood. Browse the books or magazines.
  • Take a look around news websites for hot topics. Check sites like Google Buzz for new trends.

 

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Checking Potential Profitability

Once you have a list of 10-20 niche ideas, it’s time to start narrowing them down by checking out their potential profitability.

There are three main ways I do this:

  1. I check to see if there are any magazines being published in the niche. This is sometimes, but not always an indicator that a niche might be profitable.
  2. I check to see how many people are advertising on Google AdWords for the niche. People aren’t likely to advertise en masse in a niche that isn’t profitable, especially if the CPC is very high.
  3. I check the MSN Commercial Intention tool for some of the most popular commercial websites in the niche. http://adlab.msn.com/Online-Commercial-Intention/

 

I really like the Commercial Intention tool. It’s pretty accurate. Let’s say I want to be an affiliate for golf equipment. I would enter something like “golf clubs” in the tool, select the “Query” radio button, and then click “Go”.

For the phrase “golf clubs”, the commercial intention is 0.97, which is almost a perfect 1.0. This means the niche is almost certainly profitable, as the vast majority of people who search for that phrase will probably be interested in buying.

Keyword Research

Everything you do in affiliate marketing will require keywords. Whether you choose to use PPC marketing, article marketing, blogging, or some other form of marketing, you will need to choose the right keywords if you expect to get a decent amount of traffic.

I use the Jaaxy Keyword Tool for quick and free research:

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This keyword tool is extremely easy to use. You simply enter your seed keyword phrase and you will receive numerous related keywords. You can sort them by the average number of monthly searches.

You want to look for keyword phrases that have low competition:

  • All is explained in the resource at the end of this post
  • You will be able to see how much competition there is for each keyword

To check competition, you enter each keyword phrase in the Jaaxy search box. Click search and they will tell you how many monthly searches the keyword or phrase has. If you click get QSR(Quoted Search Result) you will be shown the number of sites ranked in google for that keyword and that is how you find your level of competition.

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Traffic and Marketing

Once you have a list of keywords, it’s time to use those keywords to get traffic.

There are literally hundreds, perhaps thousands of ways to get traffic, but I’m just going through some of the easiest ways to get traffic quickly and with little to no money up front.

Blogging

Blogging is another great way to get traffic. It’s best if you do it on your own domain with your own hosting, but you can also make use of free blogging platforms like Blogger.com if you want. Just be aware that they have the right to delete your blog at any time, for any reason they choose, even if you didn’t break any rules.

Every time you make a blog post, be sure to include keywords in the title of the post, as well as the content. This will help ensure you get plenty of traffic from the search engines.

 

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Picking Up Important Lessons from the Best Affiliate Marketing Forums

The internet evolves every day as the demands of people also vary from time to time. The affiliate marketing world is not exempted from this rule, and as a business proponent you must learn how to adapt to changes.

You are not alone in the affiliate marketing world. There are a lot of people with whom you can interact. You can seek some advice, build your network, or share your expertise through leading affiliate marketing forums.

These affiliate forums are treasure chests of knowledge. You can bump into the big guns of the business inside these forums. You can exchange ideas with other people about the business trends or have been privy to upcoming hot campaigns of affiliate marketing.

Here are some of the established affiliate marketing forums that you can visit or join:

  • 5 Star Affiliate Program – This forum is good for the green horns of the affiliate marketing business.
    Information is readily available on their threads to increase the chances of knowing and succeeding in the business. The discussion rooms will provide great motivation for the newbies to move forward. The exchange of ideas is also very healthy to anyone who may be a bit confused or overloaded with information.
  • Associate Programs – This forum is designed specifically so masters of the online marketing world can share their success stories and inspire everyone who wants to follow their foot steps.
  • Wicked Fire – Wickedfire.com may be considered by some as a loud, crazy place. It is very productive though with trading of information, expertise, tools, and even websites.
  • SEO Chat –
    One can learn the ups and downs of the business through their threads. This site may not be getting as much traffic as other popular affiliate marketing forums but it still serves its purpose well.
  • Digital Point – DP is one of the most active forums online today. The number of members is quite big. Most threads are very active. Services, tools, and expertise are shared in every corner of the forum.

There are other affiliate marketing forums online which you can visit. Success can be achieved by broadening your horizon through networking and continuously learning about the affiliate marketing business.

Now you have the basics you need to get started with affiliate marketing. You can take this information and run with it, and you could soon be making money.

Whatever you do, you need to keep at it. Never give up! Trust me, these things really do work. Affiliate marketing can be extremely easy, and once you have some money making methods in place, they can run mostly on autopilot!

Combine these methods with some of your own and you’ll have an unstoppable money machine that just keeps cranking out the cash day after day.

Good luck!

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What Did We Learn Today?

What did we learn today in this affiliate marketing for beginners post? We learned of the common mistakes that new marketers make. We learned how to choose a niche, do keyword research, we also covered traffic, blogging and getting help on the forums.

If you got some value from my post leave a comment below. I would like to wish you all the best for the future and thanks for visiting today.

Frank

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