How to Use Incentives & Leverage to Really Profit From Affiliate Programs HTML version

Mining the Incentive Gold
Incentivized marketing is a simple process by which users are enticed to complete sponsored
offers in exchange for credits which are redeemed for various gifts. The most well known of
these sites offers iPods, but many have found success with just about any reward that has
large scale appeal to consumers.
Creating a unique and professional incentive based referral site is fast and easy with the right
program and is one of the easiest ways to create one or more streams of nearly automatic
income on the internet.
How does it work?
1.The first step is to choose a product that will find acceptance with your target
audience. There are several ways of going about this. Some will choose to offer a
unique product around which the site is optimized, from the domain name to all the
pages of text, while others will opt to make their site a “general gift site” where
multiple rewards will be offered to participants for differing referral requirements.
Most offers can be found on one of dozens of affiliate networks and payouts are
generally between 25 and 30 dollars per completion. The value of the gift will
determine the number of referrals sites require of their users. Keep in mind that a
majority of users that have completed their offer will not be able to meet the referral
requirements, thus creating important profits.
2.Choose a domain name and build the site. Once you know what product you will be
offering, you will want to purchase a domain name and hosting for your site. This
incentives program comes with a full user guide and free installation. Follow the step
by step instructions, and within no time, you will have a complete website with
professional layout and features ready to welcome customers.
3.Sign up for affiliate programs that allow incentives. There is a nice list in the resource section at the end of this
4.Get the word out. Your Incentives site is engineered to be not only simple to use but
also very efficient at converting visitors into customers. Once your texts and images
are in place, all that is left to do is get people to the site.
There are too many possibilities to list them all here but some of the most simple and
time efficient ways include submitting your site to directories, optimizing your
keywords for search engine traffic, posting in forums, writing up a short press release
and or articles, purchasing low cost ezine advertising or starting a PPC (Pay Per Click)
advertising campaign.
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