If your have been around internet marketing for any
length of time, you would have heard of Affiliate marketing. It forms part of
most internet businesses and most definitely all of the top entrepreneurs.
An affiliate programme is a huge part of internet
advertising, which rewards affiliates for driving traffic to the advertiser’s
web sites and products.
The affiliate will place a link on their web pages and
therefore generate traffic to the advertiser’s products, for which the
affiliate will get paid. Another way of looking at it is that the affiliate
gets paid commission for generating sales for the advertiser.
If you are not up to date with the latest information
and how-to’s, affiliate marketing could be a tremendous struggle. This article
is to help you understand affiliate marketing. So let’s go…
Let’s look at the reasons top internet marketers rely
and prefer affiliate marketing as one of their major forms of advertising.
1. Low cost
There are a large amount of people who do not have the
money or choose not to spend the capital investment that is required for the
many home based businesses available online. Therefore affiliate marketing
offers the opportunity for you not to have to spend much before you can start
earning some money.
2. Inventories not necessary
You will have no need to maintain any form of
inventory as this can be extremely stressful and time consuming. The affiliate
provider maintains the required inventory.
3. Unlimited income
Unlike a paid job which relies on your income being
determined by whether you go out to work or not. After the affiliate provider
has provided the affiliate links the traffic can be generated to his web site
without the affiliate provider having to lift another finger. The affiliate
programme has been designed for both the …
Whether you are starting up your business, or you own
a slightly established business, you will more than likely be looking for that
next step which will help take your business further. For many, the main aim of
their business is to provide a specific service for their desired target
market, in the hopes to make a good level of profit, which in turn will aid in
developing their business further. Some may only have dreams to keep their
business local or regional to their country but for some, the real dream is
taking their company further-with the possibility of making it a global
Starting a business and promoting it to the consumer
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Nobody said that being an entrepreneur was easy. Anyone who has started
his own business will tell you that it can be an activity that consumes all
that will demand a lot from you but will also reward with more than financial
Success in business ventures is the result of many factors such as
knowledge, perseverance, passion, good plans. It is estimated that every year
more than 60% of businesses fail. So, if you are thinking of becoming an
entrepreneur then you might be advised to think about it many times before
The road to success is long and has many phases that every novice
entrepreneur needs to understand. If ignored at the beginning of every business
then any business will surely fail very early. These business phases can vary
from industry to industry, but one of the most important phases is market
research. Although this may seem like a very logical step, it is often ignored.
Market research helps in determining your market and understanding it fully.
Often, when starting, entrepreneurs are too consumed by passion and
emotion to be able to carry out impartial studies of the feasibility of their
products or services. If done initially, many aspiring entrepreneurs can save
themselves from failure. Most business plans cannot withstand market research
supervision and fail even when on the drawing board.
To be successful in any market, you need to understand market history,
demographics, economic conditions and current trends. You also need to study
competitors who are already well established in the market. Studying them will
help you find your target audience and niche.
Many times, people overestimate the value or novelty of their product /
service. This gives them false confidence promoting them to make irrational
decisions and take big risks.
There may be other businesses …
Always feel unnoticed in a meeting? Here are some tips to steal the
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Dogs, canines, pooches – call
them what you like, you have to admit we’re a nation of dog lovers!
If you doubt this, just take a
look at the latest statistics from the American Pet Products Association
According to the 2011-2012 APPA
National Pet Owners Survey, 62% of U.S. households own a pet, which equates to
72.9 million homes. Specifically for dogs, it is estimated that 46.3 million
households own a dog or dogs and that in all there are 78.2 million dogs in the
That’s a lot of dogs and pet
parents! And it translates into big business. The estimate for the pet industry
in 2012 is a whopping $52.87 Billion! Of this total, food accounts for about
$20.5 Billion. Little wonder there are 4 major brand companies competing for a
slice of this lucrative pie.
The estimated average basic cost
of food for dog owners is $254 a year with an extra $70 a year in treats.
Another $94 a year is spent, on average, on vitamins.
Now that’s a lot of dog chow…
But the trend of sales is not
only up, it’s changing from being dominated by the “Big 4” branded
manufacturers (Mars Inc., Nestle S.A., Colgate-Palmolive and Procter &
Gamble) and progressively, smaller makers and marketers are taking share from
the “big dogs” (pun intended).
Smaller companies can formulate
with different performance requirements, putting the pet first and profits a
close second. Production can be in smaller batches so that product is never
more than 6 weeks or so old, rather than being over-preserved to allow for the
months, even years that some pet foods may be stored in national and local
Now there’s an even more
revolutionary trend that’s been over 10 years in the making. Namely pet parents