- If you don’t have an e-mail account, where have you been the last twenty years? An e-mail account is essential to bridge communication between you and any potential customers or business associates. If you do have an e-mail account or just opened one, manage your profile immediately. Tell the world who you are, what you do and what your intentions are. Be honest. If it is to sell stuff or make money online, say so. I’m sure your probably not the first and you wont be the last. Try to incorporate a picture of you or someone or something special to you. My profile picture is a picture of my handsome son. If you promote various things, products or services, create e-mail accounts for them with other e-mail sites. Manage the profile there the same way you would for your personal account.
- Become a part of as many social media sites as possible. These are additional platforms for you to advertise your products and services. Affiliate marketers use Facebook and Twitter to make millions of dollars a year. Create a fan page on Facebook for a particular niche or product your promoting to get even more exposure. Use Twitter to blast out current news or new developments to help your list of subscribers for additional income. There are other social media sites you can join but if you haven’t joined these two, please do so now!
- PayPal. PayPal is the easier way to pay and get paid online. The service allows anyone to pay in any way they prefer, including through credit cards, bank accounts, PayPal Smart Connect or account balances, without sharing financial information. This is also needed by a lot of affiliate networks to ensure proper payment.
- Education. Affiliate marketing is one of the best ways to make money online, however, it can be very difficult initially. I truly believe the best teacher in the world is personal experience. You can teach yourself a lot thru trial and error but eventually you will need some form of additional guidance and education. I give a good step by step guide for any newbie who wants to get involved with affiliate marketing. Click the word education for a proper introduction to the wonderful world of Affiliate Marketing.