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The Complete Guide to Affiliate Marketing: Comparison Shopping Sites

Posted by site_master on August 30, 2016  /   Posted in Affiliate Marketing, Blog, Uncategorized

Comparison Shopping Sites and the Use of Affiliate Marketing

Image result for shopping sitesDo you own a comparison shopping website or are you still planning to build one? Know what these sites are and how you can capitalize on your profit and decrease your expenses with the help of an affiliate marketing service.

What Are Comparison Shopping Sites?

Comparison shopping sites, a.k.a. shopbots or comparison shopping agents are websites that shoppers use to filter and compare products. They display the price of almost any product from various online retailers, making it easy for buyers to see which stores offer the best prices.

Shopbots compare products and services using distinct features such as price, quality, payment means, and the name of the retailer. Shoppers can browse the site’s database of products, each of which links back to the retailer’s web site for the deal to happen.

Here are the top comparison shopping sites.

1) Shopzilla

Shopzilla offers commonly used searches right on the front page, next to the hottest sellers. You can filter the results, too, by price, the cost of shopping, and brand.

2) ShopGoodwill.com

ShopGoodwill.com compiles items from hundreds of Goodwill stores from around the world. You can find a handful of serious bargains here.

3) Google Shopping

Google Shopping links you to thousands of products with its vast database. You can sort this overload of results by price, brand, category, store, and related searches you can find on the left side of the page.

4) PriceGrabber

PriceGrabber offers a wide range of products, from appliances to video games. They feature seasonal gift guides, how-to videos, and a “deal of the day.”

5) CarsDirect

CarsDirect compares prices of any car make and model. Enter the name, specifications, and your zip code to find the perfect place to buy your dream car.

How Affiliate Marketing Services Help

Collecting data directly from the merchants and affiliate networks is possible but doing so is a tedious procedure. You must collect the product data from various merchants and find affiliate networks for the right system solution. You will need plenty of time, effort, and skills to manage, check, and keep your affiliate program and the progress of your site. With these, we can help you.

We offer both affiliate marketing and management services to make your tasks easier. With our roster of partner merchants and affiliate networks, we will take care of the hard work for you. We can manage both your merchants and networks and give you real-time custom reports. For further details on our services, contact us at (888) 876-1702 or send us an e-mail at hello@affiliatemission.com.

The Do’s And Don’ts of Affiliate Marketing

Posted by site_master on August 26, 2016  /   Posted in Affiliate Marketing, Blog, Uncategorized

Affiliate Program Management: Promotion Dos and Don’ts

Image result for Dos and Don’tsSince no general guidelines rule online activities, most websites include a “terms and conditions” page to serve as the contract between the site owner and its online visitors. Yet, every user’s duty is to practice proper manners even in the virtual world.

As in other web-based schemes, an affiliate program has its own set of guidelines. Why is this segment of online commerce a huge hit nowadays?

Joining an affiliate program remains one decent means to earn extra money. Thus, to a few marketers, it serves as an excellent source of revenue. Still a handful of people uses this scheme erroneously.

What to Practice

As affiliate marketers, they expect you to pledge to the contract or agreement you signed. In the same manner, when you promote someone else’s product, remember to support a few important methods of practice.

  • Try and trust the product or service you market. Speak of its usefulness to your clients. Finally, you will see that promoting something you use or are confident of need no hard selling tactic.
  • Make a proficient and accessible website to engage many online users. If you blog or are involved in freelance writing, you should keep good online accounts and pages. They will attract both merchants and buyers.
  • Extract the most out of the tips and resources are given by merchants. They may offer clues on how you can promote their products in the best methods possible. Banners alone may be insufficient. So ask the merchant for keywords to use in boosting the business’ online presence.
  • Define the most practical selling techniques and apply them. Study how your rivals or other affiliate marketers promote their merchants’ products and services.

What to Avoid

Avoid a few terrible practices to guarantee your success in this form of the online marketing system.

  • Shun negative marketing. Avoid hinting to your clients that the product is “not a scam.” This approach is wrong. Fend off talking “why this stuff is not a scam.” Shoppers may suppose you are being defensive on the issue when no one says any of that sort as regards the product.
  • Keep yourself from offering any product or service you or your merchants cannot deliver. Instead, why not offer stuff counted in as a part of the client’s purchase.
  • Refrain from promoting products or services far different from what you own or run online.
  • Never sell products traded by industry rivals or companies having different philosophies.

Allow our team to assist you with your affiliate program management needs! We are an expert affiliate marketing agency.

Various Types of Publishers in Affiliate Marketing

Posted by site_master on August 23, 2016  /   Posted in Affiliate Marketing, Blog, Uncategorized

Affiliate Manager Lists 5 Common Types of Publisher

Are you a merchant looking for affiliates or publishers to market your product or service? What are your requirements and how do you choose them?

Though it is easy to find affiliates these days with the Internet’s help, it is still wise to pick the best partners that can help you tap more potential customers and promote your business legally. Not all affiliates can market your product in the same way as the others, too, so it helps if you assess each type and figure out those who can help you reach your business goal. Below are the five most common types of publisher:

  1. PPC Partners. These are the ones who can spend their own bucks in driving traffic to your site via a pay per click (PPC) engine. Though they can be a wise choice as partners, their strategies can also be subject to abuse due to the increase of bot traffic or incentivized human traffic. Thus, make sure you screen your affiliates well, design a system that can block unlawful PPC practices, and work only with legitimate affiliates who can drive quality traffic to your site.
  2. Social Media Partners. These partners are very flexible and adept in using various online networking platforms. They know the right strategies to use, in particular, how to create social media accounts and provide ‘likes,’ ‘tweets,’ ‘retweets,’ ‘good reviews,’ and ‘video content’ among others.
  3. Coupon-focused PartnersThey attract buyers with great deals—vouchers and discount coupons. They may post an ad or send e-mails to target clients, often savvy online buyers.
  4. Content-based Partner Sites. Blogs are the best example of this type. As we all know it, bloggers have a fair share in generating traffic as they can create targeted contents. Blogs that talk about your product (using a good set of keywords) will surely drive traffic to your site.
  5. Shopping Comparison Sites. Just like a huge one-stop shopping mall, these types of affiliate collect various types of products and put them on a single web site. They make use of marketer data feeds in posting the items. They display results based on user’s search and link each item directly to its respective merchant’s web site.

Are you new to affiliate marketing? Are you still yet to grasp the best practices that can help you reach business success? Do not just rely on gut feelings and fickle trial-and-error marketing practices. Seek help from an experienced affiliate management agency.

Visit www.affiliatemission.com now to get a free consultation!

MM32: Talking Deeper Than Rap with Dee-1

Posted by site_master on August 21, 2016  /   Posted in Blog, Podcast, Uncategorized

The equation is simple. Soul + swag x New Orleans = Dee-1. He has created his own lane in Hip-Hop by making music that motivates anyone on a mission to win the game of life. He is the voice of those underdogs who grind with a purpose.

Dee-1 is Real, Righteous, and definitely Relevant. I enjoyed talking with the LSU about his Dee-1viral hit “Sallie Mae Back” which you hear in the opening of the podcast and he  discusses quitting his job as a middle school teacher to rapping full time which has since taken off!

Dee-1 also known as David talks about the man you see on stage is the same man he is off of it and you have to respect how pure that is. He also talks about turning down a record deal provided by Cash Money/Young Money Records because his message was so different (he does not curse in his music).

Dee-1 and I also cover…

  • His upcoming Tour, The SlingShot David Tour
  • His life growing up in New Orleans
  • How he handles money and still driving his 98 Honda even after signing to a major deal.
  • Faith
  • How he handles the pressure of the music business mentally and spiritually?
  • And Much more…
Missions & Marketplace Podcast by Priest Willis, Sr MM32: Talking Deeper Than Rap with Dee-1
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The Complete Guide to Affiliate Marketing: Comparison Shopping Sites

Posted by site_master on August 18, 2016  /   Posted in Affiliate Marketing, Blog, Uncategorized
Do you own a comparison shopping website or are you still planning to build one? Know what these sites are and how you can capitalize on your profit and decrease your expenses with the help of an affiliate marketing service.What Are Comparison Shopping Sites?Comparison shopping sites, a.k.a. shopbots or comparison shopping agents are websites that shoppers use to filter and compare products. They display the price of almost any product from various online retailers, making it easy for buyers to see which stores offer the best prices. Shopbots compare products and services using distinct features such as price, quality, payment means, and the name of the retailer. Shoppers can browse the site’s database of products, each of which links back to the retailer’s website for the deal to happen. Here are the top comparison shopping sites.1) ShopzillaShopzilla offers commonly used searches right on the front page, next to the hottest sellers. You can filter the results, too, by price, the cost of shopping, and brand.2) ShopGoodwill.comShopGoodwill.com compiles items from hundreds of Goodwill stores from around the world. You can find a handful of serious bargains here.3) Google ShoppingGoogle Shopping links you to thousands of products with its vast database. You can sort this overload of results by price, brand, category, store, and related searches you can find on the left side of the page.4) PriceGrabberPriceGrabber offers a wide range of products, from appliances to video games. They feature seasonal gift guides, how-to videos, and a “deal of the day.” 5) CarsDirectCarsDirect compares prices of any car make and model. Enter the name, specifications, and your zip code to find the perfect place to buy your dream car.How Affiliate Marketing Services HelpCollecting data directly from the merchants and affiliate networks is possible but doing so is a tedious procedure. You must collect the product data from various merchants and find affiliate networks for the right system solution. You will need plenty of time, effort, and skills to manage, check, and keep your affiliate program and the progress of your site. With these, we can help you. We offer both affiliate marketing and management services to make your tasks easier. With our roster of partner merchants and affiliate networks, we will take care of the hard work for you. We can manage both your merchants and networks and give you real-time custom reports. For further details on our services, contact us at (888) 876-1702 or send us an e-mail at hello@affiliatemission.com.

Your Guide to Successful Business Partnerships

Posted by site_master on August 16, 2016  /   Posted in Affiliate Marketing, Blog, Uncategorized
Affiliate Management Agency: Clues to Finding the Right Partners rightDoing business online brings a lot of good things and unexpected possibilities. This is true especially to those who can see their potentials and who are eager to succeed in their ventures.Does “affiliate marketing” ring a bell? Well, this online scheme expands a business’ reach and offers countless rewards. It has been going around for quite some time yet many people still don’t know how this marketing scheme works.Are you an existing online business owner who still wants to earn extra money as an affiliate marketer? You’d better think about your plans first. Do your research and learn expert tips before you join the current craze. For Affiliates OnlyThere’s nothing wrong if you want to market other people’s services or sell their products—as long as it does not hurt your own business.How will you know if affiliate marketing is right for the kind of business you own or operate? Go through the following hints:
  • You partner with a trusted brand. With almost any business offering an affiliate program, it is wise to team up with a company or person who has a good reputation. So make sure you market the ones you know and trust.
  • You do not market a business that is (or somewhat) similar with what you offer. This sounds awkward but it happens. If you are a blogger who earns a living out of freelance writing, you should not promote other writer’s services. This could hurt your main source of income. Further, this may lead people to think that you are not loyal about your profession. In this case, you may opt to recommend certain books displayed on Amazon.
  • You do not promote rivals or contrasting products at the same time. Does your site contain two or more banners depicting products from industry rivals or products from companies with entirely opposing philosophies? This isn’t a good idea and a clear violation of agreement. You don’t want this to happen, do you? So be careful and choose the right product to promote.
Doing business online exposes you to problems and frauds. Hence, it is wise if you think things through before you join any program. In the end, good choices can lead you to safe activities online.Let a professional affiliate program management agency help you and your merchant with your affiliate program needs! Contact Affiliate Mission now!

MM31: Envested In Her Community & Yours

Posted by site_master on August 14, 2016  /   Posted in Blog, Podcast, Uncategorized
I had the absolute pleasure to speak with Isa Watson, CEO of Envested. a social network giving platform created so that you can do your part to transform your community.isa watson, Envested Social appIsa started her career as a chemist for the metabolic diseases group at Pfizer before pivoting over to the world of business. After getting her MBA, Isa worked as VP of Strategy and Business Development at JPMorgan Chase and then creating Envested in 2015 to merge her business experience with her charitable side.
  • In this interview, Isa and I cover;
  • Going from a Scientist to banking and ultimately creating an app
  • Thoughts on if a college education matters
  • Envested and what it means
  • The millennial generation’s impact on giving and the misconceptions on their generosity.
  • A typical working day for Isa. To save the suspense…there is no typical day.
  • And much more!
Also read more of Isa’s story in a recent Fast Company Interview.How Envested works! Easy. 1…2..3How Envested App Works

Why Trust Affiliate Management Service Agencies | Affiliate Mission

Posted by site_master on August 11, 2016  /   Posted in Affiliate Marketing, Blog, Uncategorized
Why Select Networks via Affiliate Management Service Agencies?Though affiliate marketing helps businesses thrive, building it isn’t easy. To succeed in this venture, you need to develop the most effective strategies, create an affiliate program, or find the right networks.Getting the right affiliate network, however, isn’t enough. As these networks only provide the software for tracking your affiliates’ activities and earnings, you still need someone who can guide and motivate them to sell more. You need the service of an expert affiliate manager who can do more than what typical networks perform.What is an Affiliate Marketing Network?Affiliate networks act as an intermediary between a publisher (affiliate) and a company (merchant). Through them, business owners can find people to promote their products or services and publishers can search and join various affiliate programs.Though some affiliate networks offer account management services, basic affiliate networks only provide the tools the merchants or publishers need to perform affiliate marketing tasks. If you are a business owner, they cannot help you manage your affiliates or even try their best to boost your firm. They simply provide you with a tracking system that can let you check your earnings real time.Hence, should you want to manage your affiliate program well and pick the right affiliates for your firm, you would need to hire an affiliate manager who can do these tasks for you.How to Choose the Right Networks?It’s not easy to find a network that’s right for your business. Remember that there are thousands of networks across the World Wide Web and an equal number of scams lurking around, too. If you want to pick the best affiliate network out there, follow these steps:
  1. Research more about the network, especially its reputation. Exhaust all means to get to know your target networks well.
  2. See if what you offer matches their specialty. You need to find publishers who can relate to your services. Try to consult the affiliate department the number of affiliates who can help you market your product or service.
  3. Discover if your target networks support your payment structure.
  4. Find networks that have an updated site and offer the latest technology. These are a big help when tracking and reporting sales.
  5. Pick a network that can help you launch your offer quickly, especially if your business demands urgency.
Can’t find the right affiliate networks for your business? Let a trusted affiliate management service agency like Affiliate Mission find the perfect network for your firm. Visit www.affiliatemission.com now for the services you may get from them.

How To Get The Right Affiliate Management Service Agencies

Posted by site_master on August 09, 2016  /   Posted in Affiliate Marketing, Blog, Marketing, Uncategorized

Why Select Networks via Affiliate Management Service Agencies?

Though affiliate marketing helps businesses thrive, building it isn’t easy. To succeed in this venture, you need to develop the most effective strategies, create an affiliate program, or find the right networks.Getting the right affiliate network, however, isn’t enough. As these networks only provide the software for tracking your affiliates’ activities and earnings, you still need someone who can guide and motivate them to sell more. You need the service of an expert affiliate manager who can do more than what typical networks perform.What is an Affiliate Marketing Network?Affiliate networks act as an intermediary between a publisher (affiliate) and a company (merchant). Through them, business owners can find people to promote their products or services and publishers can search and join various affiliate programs.Though some affiliate networks offer account management services, basic affiliate networks only provide the tools the merchants or publishers need to perform affiliate marketing tasks. If you are a business owner, they cannot help you manage your affiliates or even try their best to boost your firm. They simply provide you with a tracking system that can let you check your earnings real time.Hence, should you want to manage your affiliate program well and pick the right affiliates for your firm, you would need to hire an affiliate manager who can do these tasks for you.How to Choose the Right Networks?It’s not easy to find a network that’s right for your business. Remember that there are thousands of networks across the World Wide Web and an equal number of scams lurking around, too. If you want to pick the best affiliate network out there, follow these steps:
  1. Research more about the network, especially its reputation. Exhaust all means to get to know your target networks well.
  2. See if what you offer matches their specialty. You need to find publishers who can relate to your services. Try to consult the affiliate department the number of affiliates who can help you market your product or service.
  3. Discover if your target networks support your payment structure.
  4. Find networks that have an updated site and offer the latest technology. These are a big help when tracking and reporting sales.
  5. Pick a network that can help you launch your offer quickly, especially if your business demands urgency.
Can’t find the right affiliate networks for your business? Let a trusted affiliate management service agency like Affiliate Mission find the perfect network for your firm. Visit www.affiliatemission.com now for the services you may get from them. 

Biggest Mistakes Newbie Affiliate Marketers Make

Posted by site_master on August 05, 2016  /   Posted in Affiliate Marketing, Blog, Uncategorized
Using affiliate marketing techniques for your business sounds great. It saves you lots of money. Yet if you lack experience and training in it and are trying the techniques one after another, you may hurt your venture.While marketing is a trial-and-error stuff, the Internet worsens the mistake even more. Commit one marketing error and your online presence suffer.What to AvoidEach merchant began as a novice and many failed the first time they used affiliate marketing. To protect you from repeating their errors, here are blunders you must avoid.
  • Selling to prospects instead of educating them – You hired partners to help you market your venture through their sites, so let them mind the selling. Your main task is to inform them of the benefits they can gain from the transaction.
  • Thinking that affiliate marketing is not an investment – This scheme may appear trivial but is so effective in reaching more customers. A good business investment is to pay your partners to form a client base.
  • Running too many programs – While having more programs means better sources of income, they may rarely be effective. Focus on one or a few campaigns than having several programs you cannot work on all together. The keys here are focus and attention.
  • Choosing the wrong program(s) – Not every campaign suits each business. With the wrong campaigns, you may have set unreachable goals. Thus, make a thorough assessment before using any program.
  • Linking with the wrong partners – When choosing an affiliate, do not consider the online reputation and the traffic it can bring to your website. Likewise, do not accept applicants at once. Consider their industry and relevance to your products/services. Failure to do this may expose your venture to the wrong groups that are not potential customers.
  • Taking search engine optimization (SEO) for granted –  Online marketing requires search engine friendly tools such as keywords. Whatever is your campaign, use relevant words and phrases because they can connect you to your target consumers.
  • Joining many networks – The success of every campaign relies on how your partners market your business. Their strategies are the ones that work, and not others.
  • Fearing to take a different niche – Never choose the most famous market. Focus on something that offers plenty of room to serve those who received less attention or overlooked by others.
  • Being impatient with the results – It takes time to see your progress in affiliate marketing. Remember, online success does not happen overnight.
  • Failing to track progress – How will you know how far have you gone if you are not monitoring the effectiveness of your campaigns?
To avoid these mistakes, seek the services of an experienced and reliable affiliate manager and achieve both online and business success. Find the best affiliate marketing company for your selling needs.
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