Affiliate Marketing – Rollout Strategy Development

When new online marketers think about “Affiliate Marketing”, they think primarily in terms of marketing the products and services created by other businesses they have come across. You can make good online incomes doing this sort of thing. You find good products from good companies that you trust to pay you, and you promote those items far and wide using whatever strategies you can think of, websites, forums, social media sites, video adds, e-mails, etc. and you build an income stream for yourself online.

Exponential growth in your online business is difficult to achieve utilizing this strategy, but as you work, you can create a comfortable at-home income for yourself doing it.

Yet, there is a totally second side to this coin. Perhaps you as an entrepreneur should also be thinking about creating your own online assets and then finding entrepreneurs utilizing the above business model to sell your assets for you. As a small entrepreneur, you can succeed at this just as the bigger corporate entities can – you just need a focus, a niche, a strategy, some drive and you need to work at bringing people closer to you that you can share a vision with and that you can then collaboratively, present your product or services portfolio to the world and you can all make money at it.

You won’t be able to initiate this sort of strategy immediately if you wish to sell your own products as you start to work for yourself as you have no products of your own to promote and sell. You first need to build these and then roll them out after they have been created.

But you can start almost immediately looking for affiliates to help sell your services if you are wanting to trade your time for money directly. Let people know what your service chargeout rate is and what percentage of this rate they can get if they promote you to others. This is how professional consulting and freelancing service models have worked for years. The only downside to this is that you are still trading time for money. You only get paid when you physically work to create something for someone else and the time you take at doing this takes away from time you could be using to build your own passive income business; one where you do not directly have to trade your time for an income. You don’t get to wake up in the morning, grab a cup of coffee, go to your computer and see how much money you have made since the last time you logged on.

So now let’s look at affiliate marketing from a product provision perspective where you can actually earn a passive income from products you create. If you have budget, product creation skills (such as programming, web and database development skills for example) coupled with good product ideas and possibly investors at hand, you can build and sell physical products that have taken time and money to create and then you can go after the affiliate world to help sell it. But this usually takes a considerable amount of time and money.

What if you have neither? You want to create something you can sell and get others to sell for you but you don’t have any product development teams at hand or budget, etc. You are a “one-person-band” creating online and wanting to make a good and growing passive income. The logical fallout to what you can achieve is to create “Knowledgeware” products of some sort that people will purchase and affiliates will want to market for you.

If all you want to do is create the product and then have others sell it for you without you directly having to support your product, work with and directly grow your own affiliate base, then you are looking at doing things like:

  • Writing E-Books and self-published paperbound books on sites like Amazon, Create Space and Ingram Spark.
  • Creating online training courses and publishing them on sites like Udemy, SkillShare, etc. where the sites themselves and the site’s affiliate members sell your created Knowledgeware products for you.
  • Etc.

This can make you an income and even a growing income over time but your trade-off here is that you are giving away the greater parts of each sale to those hosting/marketing websites and the affiliates that they work with. Your net take-home revenue is much lower than the full retail value of the product on each sale – yet your benefit is that you have very little work to do to market your product as they are taking care of that for you. Create enough products and a decent passive, monthly revenue stream can be generated.

This brings us to the final business model for selling your products online. One where you choose to be in complete control of your product and marketing it, bringing in your own affiliates. Now you can keep most of the money for your products yourself except what you choose to give away to your own affiliates which will increase your per product profit margins. This model has the potential for the most exponential revenue growth for your business but it will take the most work to create and manage, at least in the first year or two.

You will find there are several things you will need to build out to be successful under this model. The list below may seem daunting to you, and I have by no means listed everything you will find you need to do, but if you want to attain the real growth in your business and the higher levels of incomes that are possible, all the tasks I include below are things you will need to work on. Here is my list:

  • Create products that trend well and sell well – probably of a “Knowledgeware” variety sort and hopefully, easily downloadable from the Internet or easily distributable to your target markets.
  • A website to showcase and sell your created products.
  • Information on each of your products consumers can use to make decisions with.
  • Product promotional e-mails and advertising/promotional videos.
  • An affiliate signup process and revenue sharing model – and this should be automated.
  • Affiliate training documentation and videos.
  • Tools you create to help your affiliates sell your products such as: logos, banner and other adds, advertising copy, trackable hyperlink codes for each affiliate so as they sell, they will automatically get tracked in your system and can get paid. This needs to be fully automated.
  • Auto-responder set up informational e-mails geared to supporting your affiliates.
  • Methods to facilitate easy communication with your affiliates when they have questions or run into issues.
  • Programs put in place that enable additional incomes or bonuses for your affiliates if they bring in even more affiliates to your business.
  • Sometimes, you may also even be wanting to build in the capability of generating “affiliate brandable” websites that you host to aid them in their marketing and sales efforts – but you can evolve to this.
  • The building of promotional videos that affiliates can use and distribute themselves to help them promote your products and business.

So this last method of generating affiliate revenues for your business is significantly more work that the other methods discussed in this lecture. It is something you evolve to in your business once you have created a substantial and saleable product portfolio.

But here is where the real money is in affiliate marketing. This is how you can work hard for a few years to build a strong online business capable of generating for you a significant monthly income.

Features To Look For In A Car Audio System

Full-range systems are the most common type and include all the drivers in one box. Once you have decided on the type of system, you need to decide on the features you want, because there are many different types of car stereo in Wellington.

Here are some features and things to check when buying a car audio system.

Size and sound quality

The size of the car audio system will affect the sound quality. A small system will not produce as good sound as a larger system. Many aftermarket car audio systems offer great sound quality, meaning that you don’t have to sacrifice sound for size. Some popular brands are JBL, Pioneer, and Kenwood.

If you want the best possible sound quality, consider adding an amplifier and subwoofer to your system. An amplifier will give your system more power and make it louder. A subwoofer will add bass to your music, making it sound fuller and richer.

Adding these components can really improve the sound of your car audio system. However, make sure to consult with a professional installer to ensure that everything is installed correctly and safely.

Bluetooth capabilities

Bluetooth connectivity helps you to stay connected while on the go. It allows you to make hands-free phone calls and play music from your phone or other Bluetooth-enabled devices. Many car audio systems come with built-in Bluetooth capabilities, but if your system doesn’t have it, you can add a Bluetooth adapter. This will allow you to easily connect your phone or other devices to your car audio system.

Bluetooth is a great feature to have and it can really help keep you connected while driving, especially if you spend most of your day on the road.

Auxiliary input

An auxiliary input will help you to connect your non-Bluetooth devices to your car audio system. This can be helpful if you want to listen to music from a CD player or an older iPod. Most car audio systems come with auxiliary input ports, but if your system doesn’t have one, you can add an adapter. This will allow you to easily connect your devices to your car audio system.

Having an auxiliary input is a great way to connect your old devices to your new car audio system and keep the tunes going.

USB port

A USB port is essential in this day and age in order to keep your devices charged. Almost everyone has a phone or tablet that needs to be constantly charging, and a USB port is the perfect way to keep them powered up while on the go.

Most car audio systems come with at least one USB port, but if your system doesn’t have one, you can add an adapter. This will allow you to easily connect your devices to your car audio system.

Radio pre-sets

Radio pre-sets are a great way to keep your favourite stations at your fingertips. Pre-set buttons allow you to quickly and easily access the stations that you listen to most often. These days many car audio systems come with pre-set buttons. This will allow you to store your favourite stations in memory and access them quickly and easily. Having pre-sets for your favourite radio stations is a great way to make listening to music while driving more convenient.

Display screen

The display screen is an essential part of any car audio system. It allows you to see what track is playing, change the volume, and more. Without a display screen, it would be difficult or impossible to control your audio system while driving.

Some car audio systems come with a built-in display screen, while others require an additional device such as a phone or tablet. If your car audio system doesn’t have a built-in display screen, make sure that you have one that will work with it.

Other additional features

There are plenty more features that come with new car audio systems these days, including:

GPS: This allows you to see where you are and get directions while driving.
Touchscreen: A touchscreen provides a more user-friendly interface than traditional buttons.
Remote Controller: This helps you to control the audio system easily without having to take your hands off the wheel.

When shopping for a car audio system, it is important to decide what features are most important to you. Do you need a display screen? How about Bluetooth capability? Consider all of your needs and wants before making a purchase. While systems with many features can be quite expensive, you can still find one within your budget since there are so many different brands and models available out there in the market. Sometimes you can even get a quality audio set up when buying used cars for sale in Wellington or elsewhere.

If you are looking for a car audio, make sure that you also keep someone in mid who does car stereo installation in Wellington. It is always best to get a professionals help since some stereo systems can be quite complicated to install on your own.

Direct Mail Remains Unmatched for Real Estate Investing Lead Generation

Business Owners that sit back and watch emails fill with Real Estate leads are usually a result of direct mail. Direct Mail remains the #1 method of lead generation for our Real Estate Investment business. I can only tell you what has worked for businesses I have been a part of.

There are a some places on the web where you can sign up for some super-savvy direct mail campaigns, that combine the use of yellow personalized postcards, over-sized yellow postcards, yellow post-it notes, large handwritten-font yellow letters, etc. Their lists range from 60/90 Day Late, Pre-Foreclosure, Property Tax Delinquent, Bankruptcy Chapter 13, Free and Clear, Out of Area Owner, Expired Listings, Adjustable Rate Mortgages with Equity, Wholesale Properties, Multi-Family Properties with Equity, and much much more. Each piece of mail sent out to prospects is personalized by first and last name. Every investor who dabbles in direct mail knows the hassle of first buying a list, scraping the list, and then attempting to fulfill the order in an efficient manner. It isn’t likely that the goal of sending out 3000 mailers in a 3 to 5 day window will occur. Why not let someone find the list for you, scrape the list for you, and then mail the list for you. Absolutely EVERYTHING is “Done for You.” Find a site like this and I promise you will bring in over 100 leads per month through similar direct mail campaigns.

Understand that the time you spend doing all of the preparation to send out personalized post cards is actually losing your business money. The value here is in your time. Don’t waste your time because you NEVER get it back.