Affiliate Marketing or Product Owner – What’s The Better Option?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of launching your Internet marketing career as an affiliate versus a product owner?As an affiliate marketer, you do not have to worry about creating a product or bear the costs of setting up the systems necessary for the business. These include shopping carts, list-building, design and copy writing. You just have to focus on the marketing – drive targeted traffic to a site and earn a handsome commission for each sale. The best money in the world? It is mostly true.The downside however is that you do not have control of the product itself. You are at times at the mercy of the product owners. And you face tremendous competition from other affiliates like yourself.You also do not have any say over the sales copy or extra incentives. And if the product owner botches the after sales service, you get equal share of the blame usually. After all, you referred the sale.But the product owner doesn’t have it all that easy either. You are tied to the entire product cycle from start to end. You are solely responsible for the idea, the product, the costs of production and just about everything there is in the product chain.And you need to successfully recruit an army of affiliates to promote your product for you. That usually entails creating the toolkits your affiliates will need to promote your product well.The upside is as a product owner, you retain the ability to tweak your sales process and improve conversions. This naturally leads to more money for you.All these begs the question, “Is one better than the other?” The answer can be found with keen observation. Do you see any established and successful marketers who are purely affiliate marketers? More often than not, they employ a combination of both strategies in their business.The trick really is to be a product owner. Then build both a strong affiliate team and customer base. You can always offer them affiliate products in the backend or as a cross sell. It works like a charm each time.

High Ticket Product Creation – Discover 3 Amazing New Ways to Grow Your High Ticket Product Creation

These days, a lot of online entrepreneurs have become richer by selling high ticket information base products online. If you are still selling $15-ebooks, I’d say you better start thinking big now. I am sure you don’t want to spend the rest of your days selling inexpensive products and you would want to retire as early as possible and tour the world with hefty cash on your pockets.

Here are the 3 amazing new ways to grow you high ticket product creation:

1. Bank on your skills. You need to create products that are highly relevant to what you do best so you can offer your customers with nothing but the best. So, before you develop your products, consider your hobbies, areas of expertise, profession, and other areas of interest. From this list, determine which ones have viable target market online and if people will be willing to shell out thousands of dollars to know what you know. For instance, if you are a website designer, you may want to launch a one-on-one coaching so you can serve those people who want to learn new sets of skills without attending 6-month courses.

2. Analyze the competition. A lot of online entrepreneurs have sank their teeth into this endeavor because it can offer so much money. When deciding the niche to target, make sure that you go with something that is not being targeted by a lot of online entrepreneurs. You don’t want a very stiff competition in this endeavor as it will be quite harder for you to make a sale. Go with niches that have huge demand but less supply. This will allow you to charge your clients thousands of dollars as they will treat your products as prime commodities.

3. Launch a product funnel. You can’t simply launch your high ticket products online and hope that people will shell out their money in an instant. Remember, you need to earn the trust of your potential clients first before you can convince them to buy your offerings. It would help if you can create a product funnel where you can create series of products that can help you in building a good reputation. You may start offering your customers with inexpensive products. When people see that you are a good source of information, they will most likely to consider buying your high ticket offerings.

New Product Launch Bonuses – Don’t Forget to Grab Yourself a Good One!

On the internet we are constantly seeing new product launches happening and I am sure you are aware that many of the affiliates who are offering the new product, also include bonuses to entice you to buy from them. But of course you don’t just buy the product itself, but keep your eyes open for the best bonus you can get your hands on, don’t you?

So, let me ask you: Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you were ready to buy a freshly launched Internet Marketing product, but then found yourself completely overwhelmed by the amount of bonuses scattered around all over the internet?

Most of those bonuses are of course products that don’t cost the affiliate a lot or nothing at all, like free PLR content they picked up some time ago and which has been lying forgotten in a draw until now. Occasionally though, you’ll find a little gem amongst all those bonuses on offer.

The person offering this bonus has actually put some thought into what people buying the original product would like to have with it, something that is helpful for the customer, who is parting with their hard earned cash or they will need to buy either immediately or at a later point in order to maximize the value of their new product.

Often those valuable bonuses are being bought from the sellers affiliate commission and some people sacrifice a good chunk of it in the hope to increase their profits for promoting this launch. And why not? It sounds like a win-win situation to me.

So let’s see how we can make sure that we are going to spot the gems amongst all the offered bonuses, so that you’ll get the most of any up-coming launches.

1 – Consider the product you are buying!

You first of all need to understand the nature of the product that you’re buying. Is it a product that helps you to get more done, have more time to yourself and increase your profits at the same time by ‘cloning’ yourself (like Dolly the sheep) and using other people to help you with all the tasks that need to be dealt with on a day to day basis? Or is it a ‘business in a box’ you are buying, or an ebook, or a course where you have to commit to be present at webinars, etc.? I am sure you get the idea!

2 – Will you need to buy anything else?

After you’ve bought the product, are you going to have to buy anything else in order to start making money? In our case, you’re are likely to need something to spend your extra leisure time on or something that’ll help you to communicate with your helpers and be more effective. If you already have every toy you could wish for – although somehow I doubt that, because, honestly, how can you EVER have ENOUGH toys! – and you have all communication covered, than you always have the option of considering what you’d like to have but wouldn’t necessary buy, or what information products could help you on your road to success.

3 – Where can I find my ideal bonus?

So you’ve made your decision and know what your ideal bonus package should look like. Now it’s time to start searching for it. It’s important that you search for it in quotes and add on the word ‘bonus’. For example:

“Productname” bonus

The result you are getting will give you a list of all the different bonus packages that are on offer. You can now either check out every single one yourself or, alternatively, try searching slightly differently. In our example you could search like this: “Productname” bonus “LiveScribe Pen”

Now you’ll get an overview of all the different bonus packages that are offering a LiveScribe Pen.

I would advise strongly that you don’t just buy the launch product through the first affiliate link you find. Think about it. The right bonus package can save you a lot of money, since you don’t have to buy the bonus yourself – this is especially the case when the bonus offers you an item that you’ll need at some point anyway, either in order to continue with- or be successful in the first place with your new product.

So do keep your eyes open for the optimal bonus for you and follow the suggestions in this article to make sure that you get hold of the best launch bonuses available.