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I always see the word scam!..

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Yes it’s true. When you attempt to do a some research on a potential online you will find the word scam associated with almost anything.

I will be honest here, one of the ‘mentors’ I had actually instructed me to do a video titling the business as a scam to get views. I was to promote the company with this misleading title. Something I refused to do.

I want to tell you a quick story. A few years back a good friend of mine ( a couple of my friends have run an offline biz), but this person decided to open a niche store. This store was in the right reasons for the niche. Inventory was ordered and paid for. The store was brought to the condition for occupancy certification. The first month advertising was very mild due to all the other costs involved. The 2nd month some more money was spent on advertising and a little money was now being made. Fast forward a few months with very little growth or profit. The expenses added up, the person is forced to close up shop.

My question is this….. Was this person scammed because a business attempt did not work out the way they dreamed? I mean a successful store owner may tell you to open up a store, just because he is a success and your store isn’t does not make it a scam. Just like with internet opportunities, you may see someone “hit it out of the park” with a certain bizop online it does not mean you will.  Also you may see a bunch of people ‘striking out’ with a certain bizop; it does not mean you will.

Please remember when researching that you will come across people that have failed in an online biz and for that reason will say it’s a scam.

Just like I don’t feel that the subject of the story above was scammed. I don’t feel everything that is called a scam online is a scam.

I have in the past been scammed by a company offering a website and traffic etc… Eventually I got a website, no traffic, no commission and poof all of the sudden my site was gone as was my money as was every person I spoke with to get this going.

Please be smart when looking into online business. Do not get in over your head, based on the lofty promises of some ‘guru’. Just like gambling. Never risk more than you can afford to lose..

Here are a few (of many) affiliate tips I want to share with you.

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Affiliate marketing –  some people see this as a difficult thing, that is so hard to find success with, while others make it seem like all you need to do is pop up an advertisement and you’ll make big BUCKS.  The truth is realistically in the middle. For those of you who are not really familiar with affiliate marketing. This is a way to build income while selling other people’s product(s).  There are so many avenues to take in you affiliate marketing adventure, here are 2 quick tips that if done right you can definitely generate some income.  The beauty of affiliate marketing is you don’t necessary have to use up any of your own money on stocking products.

These two ideas are completely optional, but they can and will add to your bottom line as an affiliate marketer.

#1 Choose a product that interests you and that you are confident you can sell.
Millions of products are out there on the market for sale and a good majority run affiliate programs so finding the right product for you is definitely possible. Do your research on various products and find one that you believe in. You need to be confident in the product if you plan to sell it. Do you believe the product you are selling is worthy of promotion? Do you think it is something that others should know about and use? If you answered yes then it’s a product worth selling.

#2 Sell the experience and results, not the product.
Don’t sell the product directly like it’s yours. Rather promote the product based on your experiences.  For example,  in your selling, use results or experiences that you had with this product. You get the idea. By promoting any product in this manner, you help to build trust with your visitors. You want to be known as being helpful rather than someone selling something. The pressure disappears and the visitors are far more likely to make a purchase.

Honest affiliate marketing is a great way to make a solid income. Internet users are tired of being fed lies and being offered products that are over hyped, inferior or useless. Visitors are demanding more value! By offering an affiliate marketing product that is of great quality and usable you can greatly increase your ability to sell your product(s), and possibly repeat customers when you tell them about another quality product you have found.

There it is 2 quick tips about affiliate product promotion. I hope you found value in this post.


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