4 Lies Super Affiliates Like to Tell

by: William Cato

ID-100240810When I first got into affiliate marketing back in 2004, it was the wild west of the information age.

There was plenty of good honest vendors and more bad ones floating around on the Internet especially when it comes to affiliate marketing. I have seen super affiliates lead their prospects down a path to losing money just to make a sale. I have also seen them complain on forums and say that affiliate marketing isn’t working for them anymore and they don’t understand why they are “losing list members” and traffic. I know because I have been on their lists and have been hit with promotions from these vampires at an offer an hour. Fortunately, I found great mentors that help break the confusion of lies that others were spreading.

That’s what I want to do for you.

In this short article you’ll discover 4 lies that super affiliates like to tell that will force you to go out of business before you ever get started.

Ready? Let’s get to it…

Lie #1. You need a Website: If I was to start over again today, having my own website would be one of the last items on my list. If affiliate marketing is your business model you don’t need a domain, a self hosted blog or website. Instead I would use that money toward a good auto responder service such as Aweber, because they offer with your AR a free hosted squeeze page that you can drive traffic too, capture the lead, and promote from within.

Lie #2. Offer multiple products and services: Some Super affiliates have the mindset of teaching new affiliates that the more you promote the more you make. However, this is true, but I have been on lists and blogs that promote, promote, promote, to the tune of an offer an hour. This approach to affiliate marketing will kill your business. People will quit listening and filter you out like bad spam. Instead spend the extra time teaching others how your product or service can benefit them.

Lie #3. You don’t have to use the product you are promoting: My first year of affiliate marketing was based on this lie that I heard from a reputable super affiliate, “You don’t have to use a product you are promoting. All you have to do is find reviews of people that have used the product”. . .

Want to know how many sells I made from that approach? $0.00.

When I did purchase a product and actually taught others how that product help my business that is when I started making money from affiliate marketing. Your voice will betray you if you’re not honest. As far as I know that super affiliate is no longer in business.

Lie #4: Promote your affiliate link: As an affiliate marketer, your job is to get potential customers to a sales or product page right? Wrong! Don’t waste the chance to get your prospects email addresses. This will be invaluable to you in the future as you begin working with other affiliate programs. By gathering their email addresses up front, you set it up so you continually will be adding to your own marketing list. Why would you waste a good lead only to have to continue the cycle? By getting a potential customers email address will help you in all your marketing endeavors in the future. Once they are on your list, and then promote your affiliate link.

I hope that you have found the 4 Lies that super affiliates tell entertaining, practical and informative.

William Cato, is the publisher of “Go Getter” a weekly newsletter for Affiliate and Network Marketers http://www.2ultra.com/go-getter.

Continued.. Top 7 Desires People Are Biologically Programmed With

by: Yevgeniy Grytsenko

ID-100692196. Care and protection. Think of protective father, carrying mother, alarm systems, insurance, weapons and hidden cameras.

7. Approval by others. Think of trends, styles, language, groups, social networks (and compulsively spending time there), cheating partners and subcultures.

And here is something very interesting: usually, one desire co-exists with another. For example: red sports car can give enjoyment (desire #1), superiority (desire #5), approval (desire #7) and yes, in some cases help with “building relationships” by picking up potential partners. (desire #3).

This also works in the “relationship arena” with unfaithful behavior and the obvious ramifications from unsavory deeds, leaving the other person feeling hurt, needy and broken, and in desperate need to get some closure and help. There are many products and affiliate offers to help people in this situation. (Now whatever you promote you
should be ethical and try and help people rather than simply taking advantage of their situation in a bad way. In other words – make it a win / win situation where they will benefit from your product.

Skilled practical marketers perfectly understand these desires and most importantly know how to position their products and services in a way that people pay them and their clients instead of their competitors. See, that’s why if you just try and sell a “red sports car” just as “a fast automobile” it will turn out to be a BIG mistake! Sell the “experience”, the “desire” – not the car!

This obviously works well presenting the “avoidance of pain” to your market today as well (parts of desire #2: freedom from fear and avoidance of danger / self preservation). We can learn lessons from everything around us… see if you can see the hidden messages. It is a fine art, but it opens you eyes when you understand this principle.

So what is the lesson ?

The lesson is: think creatively. When you describe your product or service, don’t just list features. And don’t just list benefits. List the benefits that correspond with top 7 desires people are biologically programmed with.

If you want to find out more about practical marketing techniques to “seduce the minds of your buyers”, and How to “Attract and Convert Customers” then check out my website at www.seduceyourcustomer.com

Top 7 Desires People Are Biologically Programmed With

by: Yevgeniy Grytsenko

Imagine you can know top 7 desires people are biologically programmed with…

ID-100151932This means that subconscious minds of people are automatically pulling them to achieve these desires, usually overcoming any reason and logic. So, next time you wonder “why do people who can barely afford it finance expensive cars and pay premium insurance by giving their heard-earned dollars to look cool”, you’ll know the answer.

And yes, this also means you can intercept these same hard-earned dollars in your pocket. Don’t feel bad about it, you aren’t robbing anyone, in fact you are helping them find a solution to their problem. If these dollars won’t go in your pocket, they WILL go to someone else’s. But the bottom line is the dollars will go, they won’t stay, because people love spending money on what they love buying. And what do they love buying most? That is the real question.

Basically, the answer is tangible and intangible “things” that help them attain their top 7 desires.

Here they are in a nutshell:

1. Survival, enjoyment and life extension. Think of the illusive diet powders, magic youth pills, health products and even safer cars.

2. Freedom from fear, pain and avoidance of dangers. Think of medications and safety courses but also think of “avoidance behavior” too – what people don’t do because of this desire. Meeting this desire can easily block one’s progress.

3. Relationships. People want to have good relationships (either short term or long term). The dating sites are very prevalent everywhere today. They can be subtle or obvious. Think of “dating” sites, alcohol, short skirts, muscle t-shirts and certain behaviors that’s conducted to meet this desire. People want to feel sexy. In fact, rightly or wrongly, people will go to the extreme to fulfill this desire!

4. Comfortable living. Think of larger house, better apartment, things inside the house, furniture and relocating.

5. Superiority and victory. Think of “my child is better than yours”, expensive designer brand clothes, luxury cars, abuse of the credit card, compulsive shopping for expensive non-essentials and “The
Joneses” movie with David Duchovny. “The Joneses” movie clearly demonstrates how to cash-in on this desire as well as real dangers of it. While it is technically a movie, I personally witnessed over 90% of the behavior when I lived in California. It is very real!

A Super Affiliate Marketer Offers Free Advice

A Brilliant Colleague in the Internet Marketing Business named Terry Telford Interviewed an Underground Super Affiliate Rosalind Gardner as part of a marketing workshop. The interview was absolutely ground breaking, and redefined the “rules of engagement “ for a lot of affiliates.

One aspect with Affiliate Marketing that people always get stumped on is where to start. Rosalind suggests the first thing you should do is to pick a topic that you’re really interested in. Many affiliate marketers make the mistake and say, “Oh, there is a lot of money to be made in selling Internet marketing products to other people who want to become affiliate marketers or Internet marketers, yet they don’t know the first thing about making money online.

So, of course, that comes through in all of their articles, sales copy, and anything else. You can tell that they don’t know what they’re talking about, so they don’t make any money because there is no credibility. So, when you know about a topic and you’re really passionate about a topic you exude credibility and you need that to build trust with people who are going to visit your website. So, a passion and an interest for the topic that you’re dealing with is the very first place to start. Terry Telford then asks the most obvious question there is, “What if what you’re really passionate doesn’t have a market that really spends money?” and that is an excellent question.

ID-100124225Look at the example that Rosalind returns: “There are always ways to branch out from things – Take Palm reading for example… people who are interested in palm reading probably have interests in astrology. Take that a little further, talk about palm reading, and direct your visitors in other closely related interests. Spend a little bit
of time learning about those other topics so you can branch out your site. There is plenty of money to be made in selling astrological readings and stuff like that online.Tons. So in the beginning of an autoresponder series newsletter, we can talk about palmistry and the benefits and what you can do with it and that type of thing, but then start introducing horoscopes because horoscopes sell. And there are probably many other affiliated books and products on Amazon, Clickbank, and many many more. You just have to look around and do research.”

12 Magical Steps To Make Resolutions Come True – Part 1

By: Dr. Michael Craig

ID-100165689After December 31st at midnight, the year 2013 is just a memory. For some, it’s a bad memory; for others, a wistful time when goals were achieved and ambitions realized.

Regardless of what last year brought, the desire to joyfully set forth New Year’s Resolutions around January 1st rears its ugly head in the collective unconscious. Why ugly? Because roughly 70% of all such resolutions never make it past the first month! Then those who practice this exercise in futility chalk up the whole ritual as useless . . . another indication that they are a loser who “just can’t get a break.”

It doesn’t have to be this way, however. In this article I will share my “12 Step Program” for keeping Resolutions that does NOT involve standing up in a group and saying “Hi, my name is Michael and I’m a resolution failure.” It does, however, involve a bit of self-reflection with a large slice of humility and honesty. So, are you ready? Here goes . . .

STEP 1 – Write down what you love. Most people are too busy taking care of life – and others – that they neglect their own needs and wants. Make a list of about 20-25 things without stopping to think what these things are, or HOW you are going to do them. Just go with your gut feeling . . . and do it QUICKLY! If you go too slowly, you will be inclined to think too much and over-rule your gut instincts. Once you make the list, prioritize them – again not on what you think is possible, but on what makes your heart sing the most!

STEP 2 – Write down your “Sticky Things.” These are things that stand in the way of your getting what you love. These are also the “messes” in life – physical messes, emotional baggage, or mental beliefs or mind viruses (“memes”) that block your path to happiness and peace. The list can be long or short, but be as complete as you can.

STEP 3 – Write down your Legacy. If you were to die at the end of next year, how would you want to be remembered? As a loving parent? A successful coach? A best-selling author of a book on relationships? Using Step 1 answers as a guide; your legacy wishes should reflect your deepest love or solution to some of the more chronic Sticky Things.

STEP 4 – Write down the Five (5) Things you can commit to accomplishing in 2014. These can be medium-term goals, such as renovating your house, or more long-term goals like building your business. If the latter, write down the action steps you can take to move further along this path, such as developing a marketing program or hiring and training an assistant. At least 2 of these 5 things should be about Sticky Things, i.e., messes you want to clean up or overcome.

STEP 5 – Flesh out the Complete Goals. For each of the 5 items, add as much detail as possible, including detailed activities, completion dates, and who (or what) you can get to help you.

These first 5 steps are what you need to find, state, and define your goals and needs. The next lot covers the details on how you can start taking action . . . and actually complete each of the goals!

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For more information on how to achieve your goals – or help others do the same – become a life coach here at http://mycoachtraining.com. Dr. Michael Craig is in the Atlanta area and has been training coaches for years. He offers live and online trainings for those interested in actively pursuing their own legacy.

Everything Comes at a Price…

Everyone wants success, but are they willing to pay the price? Some people go at it half-heartedly, while others go whole-heartedly and never quite get there… Sometimes it is so close you can almost taste it, almost reach out and touch it. It would be a real shame to get so close to actually getting it, and quitting just before you cross the finish line. The thing is – that you should NOT give up. But remember that it will come at a price.

ID-10037535What is the price you may ask ? There is one thing in life that is constant for everyone. But before we divulge that secret there are basically only two ways to get something that is just out of your reach – like a real dream or massive goal. You can either (a) pay for it and get someone else to show you the best way to get it faster, or the other way (b) spend time and learn and attain it for yourself. Now the big secret that is constant for everyone is time. we all only have a certain amount of time. some have money and others do not. But we are all bound by 24 hours in a day and only a certain life span. Not being all morbid but this is so true. If you are willing to achieve your goals, faster, then either pay someone to help you, or learn it for yourself.

BOTH OF THESE METHODS TAKE EFFORT! I thoroughly recommend that take the short cut and get someone to teach you the easy way faster, and that way you can spend your extra time on doing the things that you would rather do for yourself and your loved ones. Save Time and short cut the system – for example Here. It’s also very important that you do not get dismayed. That you do not lose focus on your dream, and that you keep that action plan alive. A positive step everyday is progress. The fact is that YOU CAN DO IT! with the right training and guidance. It is a matter of following instruction at the right time, and duplicate other people’s success pattern. Yes, it is that simple. I know when I made my first $20 online, (and my subsequent $1,000 etc online) it was a matter of just following the pattern from someone else. It was that simple.
The price is a little time and effort.

So Are You willing to Pay That Price? Well?…The Answer Should unequivocally be YES!

A Brand New Day – How to Become One of the 1%

ID-10029725You’ve heard of the saying “that’s how the other half lives…” This saying is supposed to categorize people and wealth.

In actual fact, it is only about 1%. I’m talking about those who are successful and actually fulfill their dreams. It’s that small number that actually get up, decide at they have had enough, and are determined to actually do something about it. There are a lot of talkers, and a lot of idealists, but very few people who really do something about their situation. And then you find some people start to do something about changing their future, their overall wealth, and then they run into a problem and give up before they get their reward. That my friend is reality!

It is imperative that a massive shift or change happen in order to make a difference. The truth is that if you always do what you have always done, then you will always get what you have always got. Imagine an insect trapped inside a house, and they keep trying to escape through the glass window, it just isn’t going to happen. But if they stop and look for an open door instead, then they will truly escape their demise. This is essentially the same for us. All of us. It’s a brand new Day…. so…

Here’s what we need to do to reach the 1% club.

• Recognize your situation
• Be truthful, and figure out just how bad (or good) it really is
• Develop an escape plan, by following the lead from other people who have escaped.
• Develop an action plan to go with the escape plan… Write down Step by step what you must do.
• Initiate your backup principles – no matter how poor or well off you are: (That is to save 10% of everything you earn into a bank account that you will not spend but rather save, and save a further 10% to give to God, a charity and or to help others, and then, work with the remaining 80% of your income.) this might seem a little “airy fairy” but it is the principle that will make you rich beyond compare.. Both individually as a person, and wealth in materialistic measure. (your savings should be split into 3 buckets: 70% long term low risk security, 20% higher risk investment, and 10% into your “reward account” that you can spend on yourself when you reach milestones in your plan)
• Recognize that is is Never Too Late to start… obviously the sooner the better.
• Associate with successful people who will build you up, and disassociate with people who will bring you down. Energy always flows better from a higher to a lower potential, so green what you an from positive high energy people.
• Be consistent – evaluate your plan regularly, and follow the plan,

And Finally, never give up – never give up – never give up.

So can we Welcome you to the 1% club?

As simple as this might seem, not many follow it, hence, not many people are in the 1% club! – It’s Now your next move..

Realize Your Dreams

ID-100101689No matter what people around you say – Stick to your dream. Don’t let the “Nay Sayers” steal your dreams. Determine your dream – your future – your gateway. It is YOURS.

Seek advice from the Entrepreneurs that have gone before you – not your mates down the pub. Follow those who have successfully done it before you.

One thing is for sure – everyone has an opinion. Everyone is an expert. Everyone has a “story”.

Everyone can comment on your dreams, but only a few have the actual internal fortitude to actually get up and pursue their own dreams. So, after you have established and confirmed your dream, your worthy ideal, then it is time to start your action plan.

If your dreams are positive, will help you, do not violate the rights of others, and are in line with good moral standing, then GO FOR IT! There is nothing stopping you!

Get photos or captions applicable to your dreams, your worthy ideal, and place them where you can see them every day. This will help you realize your dreams by reminding you that you are doing the actions steps for a real purpose.

And that is what we call a New Resolution. Realize your dreams.