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Creative Linking With Collectible Cows
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Creative linking with collectible cows

Cool cow. If you like collectible cows.

Would you like one of your own?

Just click on the link. You'll go to another website that has a larger image, a detailed description and about a bazillion other things. If you decide to buy a cow, or anything else, I will get a percentage of the sale. I think it's a pretty good deal.

Have you thought about adding to the content of your website by selling related merchandise through affiliate programs?

Selling through an affiliate program is definitely different than selling your own stuff. You earn a commission on everything you sell. You have no initial investment. You won't have to clean, research, display, package or ship the item you are selling.

You also won't have to worry about insurance, credit card fraud or returned merchandise.

No matter what you offer in your website, you can easily find complimentary items to sell through affiliate programs. Instead of adding a distracting banner to your site, create an entire page of related products.

It's up to you to create an effective "pre sell." Get your impulsive web shoppers interested. Send them to a specific page with the idea of buying already in their minds and let the other site close the sale for you!

I realize you may be reluctant to send your hard earned traffic away, but keep these concepts in mind as you consider how you can creatively add affiliate links.

-  Most good affiliate programs will allow you to earn a commission when the person you referred returns at a later time, even if they did not click on your links to get back.

-  Set up your links to open in a new browser window, so your site will stay on your visitors computer while they are out shopping. Just tell them your link will open a new window to keep the new people from getting confused.

-   Your visitors will most likely not click on your affiliate links unless they find them interesting.

-  Use affiliate products to create pages that help you achieve better search engine rankings. For instance, my site has quite a bit of content about world fairs and their collectibles. This page of books about world fairs, complete with "keyword-rich" titles and descriptions, allows my site to perform quite well for most world fair searches.

You can create easy seasonal links like...

Sell Halloween costumes
Halloween Costumes

Sell Spring Flowers
Spring Flowers

You can sell patriotic tshirts
4th of July t-shirts

There are so many options when it comes to selling Amazon stuff. Remember, once your visitors have followed your link, you get a commission for anything they buy, not just the item in your link.

Do you have visitors coming to your website looking for a free appraisal? People even email me for them. Why not just add a link to a site that does offer appraisals? I suggest becoming a reseller for WorthPoint. They have a good affiliate program.

There are many good affiliate programs for almost anything you want to sell. Be Creative.

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