Ok, so you’ve started your own online business! You have your website up and going, you have created the product you’re going to sell, you have a shopping cart, ssl certificate, business bank account, you’ve manned the phone lines, and you’re ready to start taking orders.
Creating your own product and having it running live on your own website is a huge achievement.
But build-it-and-they-will-come is not all there is to it anymore. What happens when you don’t see the sales coming in? Are you expecting something magical to happen as if it your product should be selling itself?
I know you don’t think like that, or else you wouldn’t be reading my posts, would you? Maybe what you need is to recruit people to do the selling for you, i.e. affiliates.
Get Some Affiliates!
Having an army of affiliates in the trenches slogging away for you every day is one of the best ways to make money online. Like every army though, they will need the best weapons at their disposal when they go out into the field. The better the weapons that you arm them with, the more sales they will be able to bring for you.
So you need to provide them with the best materials possible to help them sell your product. I always love it when an affiliate program goes all out, providing great resources that I can use to promote their products. Things like:
- Pre-written blog posts
- Pre-written tweets
- Pre-written emails for your list
- Banners in all shapes and sizes
Of course, I wouldn’t recommend using the pre-written sales materials as-is, I would use them as an outline and change them into my own words. You should too!
Provide Some Banners!
One of the most important things you can provide for your affiliates is quality banners that they can easily put on their blogs and websites to get more click-throughs. Banners are probably one of the best ways to make sales conversions; opt in conversions and sign ups. Even Google has been using them more recently and are realizing the power of the banner for getting more sales conversions and customers on board.
If you have tried to put banners together yourself you may have found that you’re not all that good at it. You’ve probably checked around and found that the cost of a decent quality banner can be high. And geez, couldn’t all the time spent searching for inexpensive quality banners, or learning all the ins-and-outs of Photoshop be better used creating new products and attracting new affiliates to sell them?
The good news is that if you can cut-and-paste and drag-and-drop, you are well on your way to making your own high quality banners that will stand out from the crowd and be spread across websites and making you money.
With Easy Banner Creator you will be able can create your own high quality banners, saving you a lot of time and effort.
And good luck with your marketing efforts!