Archive for August, 2010


Forums, in Particular the Warrior Forum


The one Internet Marketing forum that has withstood the “test of time” is known as the “Warrior Forum” at http://warriorforum.com. I have great news and not so great news about that forum. The great news it really IS a place where you can get your questions answered. It is also a place you can introduce new products in a section called Warrior Special Offers. It is also a place you can “kind of” get the word out about your own new releases.

That brings us to the bad news. Because the nature of Internet Marketing can be “spammy”, with folks jumping in with offers all over the place, it tends to bring down the quality of the discussion if that happens. So, the Warrior Forum “police” as I call them will be scrutinizing every post of yours. If you so much as hint that you are pushing your product outside of the Warrior Special Offer section, the entire “thread” including your initial posting will be annihilated.

One thing you should keep in mind is that folks tend to be overly positive and overly negative about certain products when they are asked an opinion about them, to the point where it is hard to make out the forest from the trees. However, the Warrior Forum is the absolute best place to establish potential partners, and to simply ask questions and learn about what may be a stumbling block for you. Use it!

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Starting Out With Your Affiliate Marketing.

One of the first things you will want to get involved with is affiliate marketing. Although you need to drive traffic to your website, blog, or “mini-site”, getting set up with a Clickbank account is very important. You see, Clickbank is a huge marketplace of e-products. Someday in the future you may actually make one of those e-products and place it on Clickbank for other affiliates to sell. For now, you are going to want to pick products and sell them to others, and you will have a hefty commission rates, usually at or over 50%, for each sale.

If you go to Clickbank.com you will find it remarkably easy to establish an account. The most difficult part will be choosing a name that may not already be taken. Keep in mind that later on you may use that name when you sell a product, so don’t make it too unusual. Something marketing related like myproducts would be good. I believe it is limited to 10 characters.

Now head on over to the Clickbank “marketplace” and you will see that it is divided into various “niches”, or areas of interest. You will be able to create what is called a “hoplink” for each one of those products, that would lead to paying YOU the commission if you were to sell that product. Clickbank recently introduced a way to “cloak” your hoplink so that people will not be able to easily figure out the product name, and place their own affiliate id into this url instead of yours.

There are a huge number of ways to decide on which products to sell, but it depends of course on what you plan to focus on with the subscribers that you will eventually be getting and repeatedly “making suggestions” (selling) to. One thing to look for in product is a high “gravity” meaning that a lot of other affiliates are promoting the product, not just the product owner.

As with most of these ViewBiz Marketing News Posts, I’m pointing you in the right Direction, but it is up to you to find out as much as you can through the Clickbank marketplace itself and through forums. In my next report, I’ll be talking about forums and how you can use them.

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