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How to Start A Profitable Affiliate Home Business

By Kevin Purfield
Posted Saturday, September 11, 2004

If you're looking to build a successful home business online you need to know what the top marketers are doing and you need to do the same things.

The top marketers who earn six and seven figure incomes each year understand the importance of developing and maintaining a list of customers. The challenge then would be, how do you develop a list? Where do you get the names and email addresses from?

One great method is to find a website with high traffic and place an opt in form on the site. Your form would state some basic information about your offer and it would request the visitors name and email address.

You would also want to be certain to have your system designed so that you captured the time and IP address of the person requesting the information. This will save you from allot of potential SPAM complaints.

Another list building method is to purchase leads from the various lead vendors. The problem with purchasing leads is that you then need to import them into an autoresponder for follow up. An autoresponder is a computer that sends email.

Many auto responder companies require you to send a confirmation email to the leads you import into their system. This reduces the number of SPAM complaints the responder companies receive.

The additional steps of importing and confirmation can reduce the number of respondents to your messages. Join with a reputable lead vendor and obtain visitor contact information with a website opt-in forms.

Writing ezine articles is an excellent way to advertise your business and build a list of customers for free. Simply write an article and distribute it to the thousands of available ezines on line.

Since the big ezine publishers will receive tons of articles you are competing with many other writers. You can offer incentives to the publishers or gifts specific to the readers of a particular ezine.

At the end of your article include a resource box with your website link or an email address for the reader.

You can let the publisher place their affiliate link in your resource box so they can earn credit from your article. This works if the publisher is your affiliate selling your products.

Remember to have a lead capture form available on your website both in static and a pop-up form. You may also want to add a pop under form as well. Pop-ups and pop-unders are small or sometimes large windows that appear on screen with promotions.

The great part about building your list of subscibers and customers from your ezine article is that you develop credibility with the reader
before they request additional information at your website or emailing your autoresponder.

Customers rarely purchase on the initial contact.It is important for you to have an automated follow up system that can keep your potential customers informed about your offers until they are ready to purchase from you.

There are many more ways to drive traffic to your business and develop a list of customers, these are just a few. Try using one or two of these tips today and soon you will be a top internet marketer.

About the Author
Kevin Purfield owns the Wealth System Online Resource Directory where you can find everything you need to start,run and grow a home based internet business at: (


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