When you make money online with affiliate marketing you will find out that there are hundreds upon hundreds of affiliate programs available for your use. Which one or ones are the best for you will depend on what you are doing and what you are promoting. Many of these sites will make it sound incredibly easy. They give you the impression that all you have to do is place one of their banners or links on your site, then just sit back and the money will be flowing out of your computer. With some sites, this may be true, but they are usually the sites that are huge and have a tremendous amount of traffic.
With most of these sites you will be offered a wide variety of banners to place on your website. Keep in mind, however, that most of these banners will not be very effective, thus the large choice. Also keep in mind the size of the banner that you will be placing. If it’s a large one, time becomes a factor in placing the banner and using it. It’s usually better to go with a banner of about 15kb, since it will be the easiest to use and require much less time.
If you’re using any type of graphic advertising on your site, be sure to keep the overall theme of your site clearly in mind. These types of ads are meant to standout on your website but if they monopolize everything else on the page, you are really defeating your purpose.
Pop up ads are very popular with affiliate marketing. But these may not be the best approach. It might actually be better to consider pop under ads instead. Pop up ads generally annoy most website visitors and make their visit to your site very distressing. They get in the way and are just plain annoying each time they come up. Pop under ads, on the other hand, only appear once per each visit and thus eliminate that constant annoyance of pop up ads.
Another form of advertising is text link ads. These are really ideal as they take it easy with the bandwidth and they don’t generally take up a lot of space. Plus they can be very easily used in most any type of page layouts. They will offer your visitor great information and give them a real reason to take a good look at your offers.
Email advertising is another option that has become very popular within recent years. The only problem with it, is that a lot of spam can sneak in around it. If you go this route, then you had better be prepared to support your products or services and get ready for a lot of questions with some good informative answers.
One of the most important elements of affiliate marketing is patience, which really is the only you’re going to make money online. You must be very patient. Companies are stormed by prospective affiliates everyday. If they put you off or turn you down, don’t get too discouraged. Try them again a little later and you may have better luck. Keep in mind that too many affiliates have failed to deliver on their promises, so companies are very leery when dealing with most affiliates.
Advertising takes time. It’s not an overnight thing. You have to keep at whatever form of advertising that you are using. Tweak it here and there but stay with it and give it time to work.