Affiliate Marketing Is Dead
Well I keep seeing all these posts in the forums about this and that is dead so I thought why
not kill of affiliate marketing as well. The next article is actually about killing of the IRS (or
Inland Revenue), so that should go down a treat lol.
Joking aside, Affiliate Marketing is no-where near dead, at least not in my book anyway. I
think affiliate marketing just gets bad press from !talk to much" marketers. There is certainly a
snob factor in marketing, and affiliate marketers for some reason or another always seem to
end up at the bottom of the status list but not for long.
Affiliate marketing can be a great source of income and the best thing about it is it"s easy and
cheap to get started, but to be successful at it, you need a strategy...
Building An Affiliate Business
First of all, I want to say that there is no one way to build an affiliate business, there are lots of
different strategies out there and I will be covering different methods as part of the Immediate
Edge, but what I want to show you today is a typical approach I take when entering a new
market. It is this method that I will be using to start the second project.
Before I begin I want you to take a look at this diagram. (it"s quite large so you may need to
scroll around a bit)
Ok, it looks scary, but what you have there is a map of one of my businesses, the only thing
that has been changed is the market. You can pretty much substitute tomatoes and winter
vegetable for most products as long as they are related.
So to understand this better lets break it down a little bit.
I first started in this particular market when researching some long tail keywords for another
project, the subject just popped up and I stuck it into my notebook to research later. This by
the way is how I often find new markets, when browsing around the Internet I might see
something interesting that I haven"t researched before and I just write it down, then when I