Build A Solid Foundation With 6 Core Principals
What a world we live in with the continued growth of the online economy at a record pace and the opportunities that are available for small online business owners is truly outstanding. I am sure you have seen the 5 R’s of some topic, well I have added one more and come up with the 6 R’s every affiliate should know about. They all relate to the industry and are actually some key principles needed to be successful online
Website and blog owners especially have a great opportunity by being able to create their own portal to the world. To connect with the worldwide audience, there are a few main factors that play into rankings and getting noticed online.
Besides all the buzz terms like SEO, Niche Marketing, Crowdfunding, and so on. What makes the most impact is a solid foundation. To get there it is paramount to stay true to some key principles and understand how they work and in turn, they can help your business succeed
This a daily activity that will help you learn about new topics and also enhance your knowledge of your niche market. Proper research will provide the topics and keywords to focus on to get your message out to your readers.
You will need to be organized and take notes on your topics, they pile up quickly and not having good notes means you have to redo some of your research before you write. Whatever you choose to use for sources of your information. Make sure you can explain it well.
That is where the quality content comes from having a passion or a hobby that drives your interest in research will greatly enhance your future success. As you grow your business you will need to keep providing content. This is why following something you are interested in really helps.
Once you get your routine down with the research you will have many post ideas come to mind to share with your readers.
One of the most important aspects of your message to visitors is to be relevant to what they are looking for with the content you provide. The more relevant you are the greater the chance of success.
This is also a great way to add credibility to your brand and also gain loyal followers and readers who enjoy your content. The possibility that they share your message will be much better.
I know when I search online I am looking for specific information I click on the links that I think provide me what I am looking for. Your potential readers most likely do the same.
When you have a post about a topic, the title that shows up in searches (Meta Title) and the description (Meta Description) need to spell out what the reader can expect to find in your article by selecting it.
You certainly can still focus on keywords for your title, but the information provided by you needs to match the title. That relevancy is very important.
Probably the best way to connect with your brand from a reader perspective is by reviews you provide. We have all looked online for something we want to purchase, what do we do? we find and read the reviews about what we are interested in.
This provides a different perspective than what may be intended by your content, and it also leads too much better brand authority and relevance like above.
A good detailed review is a way to show your knowledge of your niche and help your brand grow. Be honest, do not make stuff up and expect to pass it off as a review. Be detailed and offer your unique perspective. Do as many reviews as you are comfortable with.
If you are selling a product, you could do a video review to drive home your brand awareness.
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The process of marketing online has many steps that are repeatable. Like writing content regularly, or marketing your brand. The specific steps can be learned and will be the backbone of how you run your business going forward.
As experience grows the repeatable steps become easier. For example, there are 5 Proven steps to affiliate success and I have written a guide about exactly that. Opt-in to receive it here for Free- Click Here
Once you have your core process down for how you post content and how you frame your articles as well as your research techniques, you simply repeat what is working and apply new skills as you learn.
Every online marketer uses referrals to make a living, that is one of the main principles of how the “affiliate” process works. Primarily Affiliate Marketing. A referral can simply be a user clicking a product link and being taken to a retailer website to complete the purchase or being sent to a service or program that is available for them to learn from.
Affiliates use referrals in a legitimate way to help drive traffic to retail websites and in turn, will profit from it by receiving a commission percentage of the sale. Referrals are the backbone of the affiliate marketing industry
Here is a diagram of how Affiliate Marketing works
I’m an affiliate marketer and in my online travels, I have found that it is the most lucrative and rewarding online business. Strictly my opinion. But it works well and I feel I can provide value to someone and still make money at the same time.
The outlook for affiliate marketing is very bright, the growth in the next few years is expected to increase dramatically.
ROI( Return on investment)
return on investment comes in many forms. I could be that you are getting more revenue generated from your pay per click campaigns then you are investing. That would be a good thing.
Mainly though I am referring to the effort and time you put into making your business function well by following a pattern of success that has worked for many of the top online business owners.
The saying in the Industry is “you get out of it what you put into it”, Many folks try to make a living online and may struggle a bit because they expect everything to happen fast. It can happen fairly quickly, Like within a few months but normally it takes longer than that to really bring it home and create a business you can be proud of.
Thank you for staying with me through my list. I hope I have shown you the importance of the factors mentioned above. If you make the 6 R’s part of your marketing habits, you stand a much better chance to have and maintain a successful online business.
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