Affiliate Program Articles
Looking for Success as an Online Affiliate?
It's All in the Numbers
by David Moore
If you have been a home based business entrepreneur for
any length of time at all you know by now that there are
certain immutable laws that govern success. You know the
You have to learn the techniques of marketing your product
or service. This usually comes from a combination of reading
the volumes of information your are provided with and
personal help from your upline coach or mentor.
You then have to advertise aggressively. Some of this
is through the various online services such as cost per
click for higher search engine placement, through link
exchange, through the purchase of targeted email lists,
or numerous other types of online advertising. Some of
the advertising is free and some can become quite expensive.
You can also advertise offline through personal relationships,
by distributing business cards and flyers, or by taking
out classified ads in newspapers and magazines.
You have discovered that you absolutely must have your
If you havent yet thrown in the towel and decided
this is all too overwhelming , and you probably havent
or you wouldnt be reading this, then you know you
have to find ways to get people to your website because
real success in an online business is all about numbers.
Liars may use statistics, but statistics dont lie.
Youll only be successful in getting a small portion
of the nearly 1 billion internet users to visit your website,
and of those who do visit your website only a small portion
will spend serious time looking at the business opportunity.
And only a small portion of that group will actually take
the plunge and sign up.
So it really is all about numbers. According to the most
recent U. S. Central Intelligence Agency Fact Book, in
the next two years internet users will increase by 516
million worldwide. Thats almost double the current
total population of the United States. So the flip side
of the funneling down effect based on the information
I just provided is that youre not dealing with a
On the contrary, if you do the arithmetic youll
see that 30,000 new internet users enter the world of
cyberspace every hour of every day. So instead of the
numbers game being an enemy to our attempts to cash in
on the online business opportunity, it is an asset, and
one that is growing almost exponentially. The old saying
he who hesitates has lost cannot be more applicable.
Too many online business prospectors lose out because
they become impatient. They want that $4000 check this
month. They also lose out because they become overwhelmed
with the learning curve. Some lose out because they become
victims of over choice and spend themselves out of opportunity
by trying to do too many things. They either try to put
too many products or services on their shelves (getting
into too many online businesses) or they get involved
in too many advertising campaigns (while paying too many
advertising companies) who are also representing thousands
of other businesses.
My Dad was in the online business 50 years ago. He pumped
gas and oil through rubber hose lines so gas stations
could have gas for their customers and homes could have
fuel oil to heat them in the winter to keep their residents
warm. He taught me a valuable lesson about the online
business. He once said to me, Dave, its more
important for me to make sure my (huge underground) tanks
have gas and oil in them than it is make sure my customers
tanks dont run out. Because if I dont have
fuel I cant help them even if they do run dry.
What does this have to do with the online business numbers
game. If I dont take time to check my own tank occasionally,
if discouragement and disillusionment sets in and my tank
runs dry, if in effect I become overwhelmed and quit because
the task seems too formidable, I lose out on a money making
opportunity my Dad could not have dreamed would ever be
possible. Thirty thousand new potential customers every
hour, which calculates out to 720,000 every day, or 21.6
million every month! No, you wont get all of them,
but even if you get one one thousandth of one percent
of just the new customers per month, which doesnt
account for 934 million current users, you will have added
72 people to your downline every month.
Sound unrealistic? Maybe you can do better than one one
thousandth of one percent. You do the math and then figure
out for yourself a strategy whereby you can tap into this
enormous wealth potential.
About the Author
About the Author: David Moore is a member of the Wealth
Online Website system. He is a home based online business
entrepreneur and teaches at a University (part-time).
He has completed post graduate programs in both Cross
Cultural Communications and Higher Education Administration.
If you would like more information on his online business,
please visit his website at: DavidMoore.ws