Quick Affiliate Marketing Research Tips

Before you represent any product or service it’s important to do some research. You want to make sure that the products you promote are wanted by your niche, are high quality, and are made by responsible business owners that stand by their promises. In order to do that, you have to conduct research to cover all your bases. But, it’s not that difficult to do research today. Starting here will ensure you make good choices.

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* Look at Your Competition – One of the best tips for looking at a new niche is to look at the competition. The truly fastest way to ensure that you have a good idea is to find competition. In fact, if you cannot find your competition, then you may not have a money-making idea. Knowing that someone is out there earning money in that niche means it’s a good choice to enter into. Competition is a good thing, not a deterrent. You can literally let your competition show you the way if you pay attention.

* Go to the Library – There are some amazing ideas at the library. Find the most checked-out non-fiction books and you may have a new niche right there under your fingertips. If people are very interested in a topic at the library, then it’s likely they’d be interested in the same information online in digital form.

* Check Out the Bookstore – The same thing can be said for the bookstore. Go to the bookstore and look at the best-selling non-fiction books available. What niches are they in? What audience do they serve? Can you find a way to offer something within that market that will make people take notice?

* Use Google Trends – One of the best ways to find out what’s trending is to check Google Trends. You can see what’s trending in various parts of the world, what’s trending overall, and so much more. Just type your term into the top search bar and find out what comes up.

Link to Google Trends: https://www.google.com/trends/

* Research the Product – When you want to sell any product to anyone, you need to research it. You can find others who are selling the same product; you can find complaints, compliments and more about the product that will help you choose to market it or not to market it, as well as how to market it. If you want to learn the business of Affiliate Marketing and use a systematic approach to building a home business in this neche… take a look at….

* Research the People – Your audience, your competition, the product creators… it’s best to research them all. You can use Google Search, Trends, Alerts and more to find out the information you want about the people. Knowing all that you can know about these people will make it so much easier for you to market the products or services.

* Research Keywords with Google – If you have an AdWords account you can use it to research various keywords that you might use to promote the products you choose. Remember to also check out keywords for the problem that you’re solving, not just product keywords.

* Use the Products You Promote – One of the very best ways to research anything is by using it first-hand. While every product that someone makes might not be for you, it’s important to try them out for your audience. They trust you to promote only the best. Make one mistake and you will not be able to regain their trust. Consider it a cost of doing business.

Conducting research for anything you do when you start a business is important. You want to know in advance that you have potential to make a living so that you don’t waste your time. By using an Affiliate Marketing System such as Affilorama you can actually know in advance if a product is a good one, if it will sell to your niche, and that you’ll be proud promoting it.

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Trevor Tillotson

P.S Contact me on Skype: trevor.tillotson using Title: “Team”

You May Not Be Interested… In This?

Yes I totally get it… I really do.

Not everyone who has clicked on a call to action button on one of my blogs or one of my business offers is interested in building a home business.

Some people are simply,,, tyre kickers… and that’s…

…OK by me.

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It is important to…

…”look before you leap”…

…into anything that you know very little about and online business development is something which is not suited to everyone.

You have to have a “WHY” which is big enough to create a “NEED”…

… and a “NEED” big enough to satisfy your “WHY”.

If all of this sounds like crazy ranting to you then you should just click out of this blog and not bother opening the next set of blog posts which will be coming your way from me over the next few weeks.

If… on the other hand… your “WHY” and your “NEED” are solidly imprinted in your mind you will completely understand the relationship between the two regarding  why most people turn to the internet to build their own home/online business.

Knowing your “Why” is the easy part. Satisfying your “NEED” is the most difficult part.

Satisfying your “NEED” requires a vision of what your home/online business will be and how it can be realised so as to be both sustainable and successful working with legitimate professional people who have developed proven business development systems which they use themselves and provide to their “Team” members in order for them to realise similar online business success.

If you are still reading this then you are of the latter group so…

…take a look at the series of online business articles as they appear in your In Box over the next few weeks. I hope there will be something of interest for everyone…

…even those who have not yet fully committed to becoming a Team Member in one of my online business opportunities…

…please!…

…”look before you leap”

Kind regards

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Trevor Tillotson

P.S. Skype me on trevor.tillotson with the title “home biz” if you would like to have a chat

Broad or Narrow Niche: Which Is Best for Affiliate Marketing Products?

Hi Everyone

New to Affiliate Marketing?

Understanding your Niche is key to ensuring your online business building success.

The basic affiliate formula is to find out what people need, locate it, test it out, and then recommend it to them. When you think of that, you realize immediately that a narrow niche over a broad niche is going to be better. It’s going to be better for a variety of reasons which are listed below.

* You Need to Get to Know Your Audience – If you have too broad of an audience, it will be very difficult to get to know your audience and develop a tribe of people who follow you. Some people may be scared of niching it down too much, but the truth is, the more you can niche (or narrow) it down the more success you’ll experience.

* It’s Easier to Sell Someone Something They Already Want and Need – When you truly know your audience (which is simpler to do when you know who they are and where they hang out), you can offer the exact items they need exactly when they need it. It’s like reading minds, and your audience will appreciate it and buy more.

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* Targeting a Narrow Audience Is Simpler – When you have a narrow audience to target, you’ll find it easier to locate products and services for them. Plus, you’ll find communicating with them a lot easier. In fact, you’ll be able to build a community of this narrow audience that is begging for what you are offering.

 

Affilorama is a “done for you” Affiliate Marketing System and Education Platform which can assist you to narrow down your Niche Audience and build a successful home/online business. Click Here… or… On the image above to learn more.

* Be As Descriptive As Possible – It’s easier to create descriptions that speak to your audience if you know exactly who they are. And it’s hard to know who they are if you’re branching out too far and just trying to promote anything to anyone.

* Promote Only Products and Services You’ve Tried – This is a hard one for some affiliates to wrap their brain around, but it’s really important. If you’ve not at least tried one product from the creator, how can you possibly recommend it to anyone? Testing products, and knowing the audience they are meant for, will help you determine if it’s even something you want to promote.

* Be Where Your Customers Hang Out – If you know exactly who your audience is, you’ll know where they hang out. You’ll be able to locate Facebook groups, forums and more that are places you can promote your offerings.

* User Experience Is Most Important – When you focus on the user rather than your bank account, you will find that all of your marketing is so much better. Not only will you choose higher quality merchandise or services to promote, you’ll also be able to create higher quality information to go with it.

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* Email Marketing Is Imperative – One of the most important things about affiliate marketing is email marketing. If you want to move people from social media or your website to your email list, you need to be able to attract your specific audience and then please them with the content you deliver on a regular basis. You can’t do that very well if your audience is too broad.

GVO provide an autoresponder/email marketing system at an amazingly low cost to anyone starting a home business. Clicking here … or the image above will tell you more.

In any of my online business ventures, I have learned that having a narrow (0r drilled/narrowed down) niche is always better for quality and value for money product creation, marketing and sales. You can’t beat knowing who you’re dealing with and what they want and need for helping you choose the right products to promote to them.

All the Best

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P.S. Don’t forget… you can contact me on Skype (trevor.tillotson) using the heading “Team Member” if you need any assistance

How to Choose the Right Online Classes for You

There are so many choices for online courses today that they can become overwhelming. There are ways to figure out which online classes are for you, though, if you sit down and ask yourself a few important questions you’ll instinctively know how to choose the right online classes for you.

* Is the Course Legitimate? – When you’ve discovered a course about something you’re interested in, ask yourself if this course is put out by someone who truly knows and understands what they are talking about. For example, if you’re looking for a course on how to self-publish your first book, did the creators themselves do what they’re suggesting successfully? Or, is the course put out by a well-known university or college? When you answer that question you can move on to the other questions.

* Do You Want Credit for Your Course? – If you want some sort of college credit for taking the course, you need to find out if the course qualifies. Some will say that they qualify for continuing education units, in which case they do. If they don’t say so, then they probably do not offer any sort of college credit. That doesn’t mean the course is useless, though. Sometimes learning is for another reason outside of getting credit down on paper, such as to further your career. Often with online business training it is done in house provided by experienced top selling entrepreneurs who use the same systems, training and education to get the often amazing results that they achieve.

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* Do You Have Enough Time? – Look over the requirements of the course and determine if you actually have the time to properly devote to taking the course. There is more to any course than going through the motions. If you really do want to learn how to choose the right online classes for you, you need to focus 100 percent on the tasks at hand so that you can come out of the course with the knowledge you need to succeed.

* Is the Course within Your Budget? – You never… ever… want to go into debt to take a course unless you’re sure that you can afford to pay off the debt soon (usually within six months is a good rule of thumb) or you know for sure you will devote yourself to putting into practice what you learn so that you can earn the money back. If the course is outside of your budget, you can work on earning the money first to pay for the course outright. There is never just one chance today for any type of course, no matter what the sales page says. Also, the choice of online businesses nowadays  can spread across many niches.

* What Value Does the Course Offer You? – Outside of learning something that the course teaches you, what other types of value does the course offer? Will you be able to put into practice what you learn to earn money, lose weight, or get your life in order? What are the benefits of taking this course outside of the immediate knowledge you’ll get?

* Will You Really Use the Knowledge? – This is the time you need to be honest and get real about yourself and your intentions. Usually the past is a good indicator of how you’ll behave in the future. Have you taken other courses that you did nothing with, or worse, you paid for it and did not even complete it? If you paid for a course or book or lesson that you did not even finish, what makes this one different? Will you really use this course?

* Is Your Internet Connection Good Enough? – This is very important because if you live in a remote area and the course is completely online with video, you may not be able to use the course if your internet connection is slow. Some courses are delivered in text via email and you can probably do those, but if the course has a lot of technology associated with it, make sure that you can view it properly before paying for it.

Ask yourself How to Choose the Right Online Classes for You and answer honestly before investing money in any online class. That’s the only way to be sure that you aren’t wasting your time, money and effort. Any type of online course can be beneficial if you devote yourself to learning the lessons and then put them into practice. Take a look at what I am doing to build my own home businesses to see if they are of interest to you. they each have their own educational training and business systems included.                             Take a look….

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Kind regards

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Trevor Tillotson

How to… Manage and Lead as a Female Entrepreneur

Some of the world’s top politicians have been, and are women. Through their strengths as decision makers and negotiator’s they have proven to be top at their game and more than able opponents to their male counterparts.

Today,  more women are starting businesses than men, and studies are showing that female-led businesses are more successful than male-led organizations. It’s not certain why this is true, but there are some theories. One of these is that women need to continue to embrace their feminine side once they have figured out… how to manage and lead as a female entrepreneur.

business womanHere are some tips on how to succeed as a female entrepreneur.

* Do Not Ask Permission – One thing women need to stop doing is asking permission to succeed, either from their husband or other men. You can succeed on your own without their permission. Remember that throughout history women have been leaders, and successful too. It’s only due to outside pressures that women have a history of giving up their power. Stop asking for permission and take what is your right.

* Throw Out the Rule Book – Honestly, there never really was a rule book. It’s just that you’ve probably used someone else’s rule book to live your life by. Of course, you want to be kind, generous, and helpful to others, but none of those rules prevent you from running a hugely successful female-run organization.

* Think Outside the Box – Women can be successful in all types of businesses, including technical or so-called traditional business models such as crafts and makeup. There isn’t any business that either a man or woman can’t start and lead to success.

* Know That Women Are Technical – The first coders were women; that’s a fact. Women are also natural mathematicians. It’s only outside influences that have taken that ability away from women by eroding their belief in themselves. You can take all that back by learning about history and realizing that women are just as capable as men.

* Take Your Power Back – If you’ve lost your power due to the way you’ve lived your life up until this day, or due to some bad luck such as losing a loved one or becoming a single parent, realize that you can take your power and control back right now. Accept that you’re just as capable as the next person to be successful, lead and manage a business as a female. There is nothing innate about women that makes them less capable from men.

* Over Deliver Every Single Time – It is true that there are perceptions you’ll have to overcome in business as a woman, which makes it even more imperative that you seek to over deliver to your customers every single time. As you show what you can do, people will start trusting you and believing in you – no matter in which field you ultimately choose to start your business.

* Success Breeds Success – Each time you experience success it leads to your next success. Embrace your success, thank those who have helped you achieve it, and also thank yourself. Realize that you are in charge of your future more than anyone else, and that your choices and ideas are what are creating the success.

* The Rules of the Past Are Gone – While you don’t need to reinvent the wheel, you do need to let go of any rules and limiting beliefs that will hold you back in your entrepreneurial, leadership and management skills. Embrace your abilities, and keep practicing taking charge and you will succeed.

The fact is, women have never really been less capable than men at building businesses. Unnatural forces have held women back and pushed them down, and women are thankfully learning that they are powerful and are able to make key decisions that are making waves in the business world… and also the political world.

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Trevor Tillotson

PS: One example of a home business suitable for a single parent (female of male) with virtually no capital outlay but instant earnings would be “Drop Shipping”.

You can learn more here…

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Failing Is Part of the Growth Process

The truth is that if you don’t fail now and then, you’re not trying hard enough. Many people have such a fear of failure that they never push themselves to move through a challenge, and so they never experience either failure or success. They just coast along. The fact is, failing is part of the growth process in all aspects of life, especially business.

* Failure Is Part of the Learning Process – You’ve heard the saying from proverbs, “If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again.” This is telling you that failure is expected and natural. It’s the way we learn. It’s like learning to ride a bike. You fall off. You skin your knees. But you get right back up and try again. Many scientists failed spectacularly before finding success… take a look at Edison, Einstein and more recently Steve Jobs and it’s not any different in business. Sometimes a new idea will fail spectacularly, but there is always a lesson within that failure to help rocket you to success the next time.

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* Failure Should Be Tolerated, no… it should be Expected – So many people have decided that failure is bad, but we should not only tolerate and expect it, we should almost encourage it. Because the fact is, failing is part of the growth process. If you’re not failing sometimes, you’re not going to be hungry enough to putting yourself out there enough. Imagine if J.K. Rowling had stopped submitting her work on Harry Potter to publishers every time she got a “no.” Each rejection was a failure but it taught her how to succeed.

* Failure Should Be Rewarded – We can create an abundance of success if we start encouraging failure. When someone tries something and gives it their all but fails, it should be celebrated. When failure comes your way, and it will, take the time to analyze why the failure occurred and acknowledge the good that came from it, while tweaking your theory and making plans to… try again.

* Failure Creates Change – Consider how a new invention goes through many incarnations before it becomes a final version. We’ll mention the genius of the inventor of the light bulb (and again below), computer operating systems, even the typewriter all which went through many failures and incarnations before they became known as they are now. The failures before them are what made the successes possible.

* Failure Keeps You Grounded – If all you experience in life is success, you won’t be a very grounded person. In fact, you may become arrogant and think you’re super special when the truth is you’re not pushing yourself hard enough and have become stagnant. Failing is part of the growth process because it lets you see your own humanity and therefore become more accepting of others.

* Failure Brings New Innovation – Take a look at the history of the light bulb again (click the link below) and you’ll see that each failure brought a new idea to light that made the invention better. Even today we have new light bulb inventions due to the perceived failures of the one before it. When something doesn’t work, it always brings to light something else that may work.

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* Failure Brings Growth – As you expand your knowledge while building your business, it’s natural to have some setbacks. But you’ll also experience bursts of growth. In fact, it might just be a big giant idea bombing that projects a growth spurt that you don’t expect. Did you know that Michael Jordan, one of the best basketball players of all time, did not make his high school basketball team? Imagine if he had given up?

* Failure Is Part of Success – Michael Jordan has been quoted as talking about all the times he’s failed, and he’s given that as an example of why he succeeds. He succeeds because he keeps on trying even after failing. So, he misses the winning shot in this game; maybe if he practices more he won’t in the next. It’s his ability to get back up, dust himself off, and keep on trying that brings success.

The fact is, without failure you can’t have growth and success. Without experiencing ups and downs you have no idea when you’re finally up. Failure can teach you that having a plan A, B and C is beneficial. The truth is, all failure is just another step toward succeeding, because you learn from each failure in a way you can’t learn from success.

Regards

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Trevor Tillotson

PS: To Help You Minimise and Manage Your Failures In Your Home Business You Need To Use A Business Building System Built On It’s Success… such as:

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and…

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