Affiliate marketing is great for beginners because you get paid for selling someone else's product. Your main job is just to get traffic to your affiliate link.
In this article I'll tell you how to make more sales by giving away free stuff. This does not seem like it would work – I mean the whole idea is to sell and make money, right? How does giving away free stuff turn into money?
Your sales can increase dramatically for when you start to give away free information, free tips, free samples and so forth. The big gain you get free this habit is to gain trust and a following. This is important for building your business, no matter if you're an affiliate or selling your own products.
What better way for a business to capture the attention of a potential customer than to offer them something for free. If you want your prospects to take note of your site and offers and get them to sign up for updates or your newsletter, offer them a free product and they will be much more receptive to your future offers even if they are promotions for paid products.
Prospects who receive your free offer will also tend to have good memories of your site and a good impressions of you as someone they can trust. The more you give and build your name or brand, the more your prospects will become loyal followers and want to learn more about you and what you have to offer.
The important thing is that you give away free items that are of value to your prospects. Your giveaway offers may include free e-books, free videos or even free CDs.
Preparing a freebie to give away may cost you a little in time or money, but the whole idea is to use the free offer as a lure to get people putting their name and email in an opt-in box on your website or a squeeze page so you can contact them as often as you like. This is sometimes known as list building. A list of prospects is a great asset for your business because you have a marketing channel you can contact any time.
When you give these away you are building a list of prospects and at the same time creating better customer relations, increasing interest in your own site and getting your name into the public eye.