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How To Advertise Affiliate Programs When You Don’t Have A Mailing List

Here are five promotional ideas that work. See if they can work for you in promoting your home business.

I am assuming that you might be promoting some affiliate products to your clients. But actually this would work even if you are not… even if you are promoting your own product range.

Find the one or two that feel easiest to you and get started. Don’t worry about making a few mistakes as you go. You will — we all did — it doesn’t matter.

1. WRITE YOUR OWN FAQ

I read recently that one successful online marketer always includes a FAQ in his autoresponder email series. It seems that a lot of times people have questions but are too embarrassed to ask.

Maybe they think their question is “dumb” and who wants to ask a dumb question! So what this guy does is write down all the questions he can think of about the product, and answer them. It’s an easy way to put together a short but helpful piece of promotion. Again, include your affiliate link in the ‘About the author’ panel at the end.

2. WRITE ABOUT HOW IT HELPED YOU

One great way to get people interested in the ebook or course or product that you are promoting is to write a review explaining how good it is. Explain in simple terms how it helped you.

Make sure you include your affiliate link at the bottom with a few words to entice them to click on your link. And then post it to sites like EzineArticles.com and GoArticles.com.

If you’re not that great on spelling, run your article or report through a spell checker. Your computer probably has one already.

3. A-BLOGGING WE GO,   AND IT’S FREE YO HO HO

Another good idea is to make a free blog at Blogger.com. Post your review or article on the blog with your affiliate link. After that, “ping” your blog at Pingomatic.com or Pingoat.com (they’re free) and the search engines will pick up your new blog site. Repeat this every 2-3 days, I’d suggest.

The great thing about blogging is… it’s very informal. Write like you talk. Forget your English teacher. No need to worry about perfect sentences or stuff like that. Just imagine your buddy is interested. Now what would you tell him? — then write it down and post it to your blog.

4. JOIN SOME FORUMS

There are plenty of internet marketing forums. Join one, or several of them. Read for a while so you get the idea of how they work. Then start posting. Either ask questions, or add a comment into a discussion.

Include your link in your forum signature (find the ‘Edit your profile’ section to insert or change your signature). Every time you post a reply or thread, your affiliate link or banner will automatically get posted, resulting in many different people clicking on your link and some of them will buy.

5. PRESS RELEASES — NOT AS SCARY AS YOU THOUGHT

Sounds a bit daunting, doesn’t it? Well, after you read a few press releases at PRweb.com, you’ll see it’s not that bad. Find one you like, and use its layout as a template for your own press releases to promote your home based business.

Most PR sites are free. So every few weeks, post a press release with a different angle. It’s exciting to see stuff you wrote turn up in unexpected places on the screen. And it can bring visitors to your site.

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Article by Gary Harvey. Gary is an Internet Marketing enthusiast who has been earning a full time online income since 2003. Visit his website at http://HomeBusinessWinners.com and get a FREE copy of “HOME BUSINESS PROFITS START HERE”.

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