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May 15

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Affiliate Marketing Revised

You’re dead wrong if you think you know anything about being an affiliate. Everything you’ve been taught is simply out of date. If you play by the old rules, you will lose this game.

The promise

Unfortunately, you’ve been led to believe affiliate marketing is easy. This is partially true. There’s no doubt it’s easier than starting your own business. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy.

The cold hard truth

And to make matters worse, you’ve taught to do it the hard way. The first thing you’re taught is to pick some great products. Next to pick your keywords carefully. Then buy some keyword ads that send traffic to the product. And just enjoy the commissions. But it doesn’t work.

Don’t bother with keywords

Keyword advertising used to work. But the competition has shot the price of keywords through the roof. So, throw it all away.

A better way

All is not lost. Here’s a new method that works!

  • Do CPA marketing instead of product promotion
  • Utilize demographics data
  • Market on display networks

Get into CPA marketing

CPA means Cost Per Action. It’s far superior to product promotion. Because it doesn’t involve payment. You earn a commission for having them perform an “action”. Entering their email into a form, for example. And getting them to do this is so much easier.

Do demographics research

Keywords are no longer relevant (you’ll see in a minute). So spend your time doing demographics research. Once you’ve picked the CPA offer to promote. Next, you go to Quantcast.com. And research what kinds of people will be interested.

Use image ads

So you know what your promoting and you know who will be interested. Display networks allow you to target demographics with your ads. And let images do the work. No keywords required. The biggest advantage is price. Image ad clicks are much cheaper.

Summing it up

This is truly a quick cash concept. Because it’s free to get started in CPA. Image ads are cheap. You can use demographics to target your ideal prospect. And getting them to take an action is much easier than making a sale.

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