Web Success Secret - Overdeliver

A few days back I got an email telling me to look at a software which was revolutionary. It enabled anybody to earn lawful income on the internet without hype or without making any false promises, etc, etc...

Well, we all receive such emails almost everyday, but rarely look at them. I would have done the same but as it was from a friend I clicked the link.

What I found was quite interesting. It was really a new way to make money - at least it looked that way to me.

Moreover, it was very much affordable and promised many of the things that I wanted. So I went for it. Tell you the truth I was infuenced more by its low price rather than its promises. My friend’s recommendation also played some part in this decision.

But here I was in for a surprise.

It was more than it promised to be. It gave me many resources which I was not expecting. Moreover, the income-earning technique was was based on a simple, but novel idea.

Now perhaps you are thinking that I am trying to push that software on you. Click below if you want to see it, but the point I am trying to make is quite different.

This software clicked with me because it overdelivered on its promises. It gave me more than what I expected from its sales letter.

This is the strategy that successful webmasters use. They give a lot to their visitors. Actually lots more than what is expected. So visitors return to their sites again and again. They buy from the site, click its links and join its suggested programs, tell others about it. In a word, those who deliver, succeed.

How to overdeliver
Whatever the subject of your site, overdelivery starts with the consideration of your visitor. Put yourself in his/her shoes. Think that if you were visiting that site, what would you want from it. What questions would you have. What problems you would like to be solved.

Then answer these questions and you will have a solid content for your site. For this you may have to do some research and it will add to the value of your site.

A site with relevant and quality content has two distinct advantages:

No doubt, the human visitors like such a site and come to it again. But search engines also love it. Its ranking goes high as search engines like Google look for content rather than the keyword meta tags.

Let us say you have come to my work at home site. Naturally you expect to find what earning options are available.

Which ones will be suitable to your skills and the time available to you. What income you should expect to make. What you will have to do to earn that income. How to find the right programs and what you should do to avoid fraud. Where to get help and where to find more such opportunities.

If you get all these things and something more, I have given you value. You feel satisfied.

But won't you feel cheated if you find that my site has skimpy info and lots of banner and other ads of the work at home programs I am promoting? Will you return to my site, ever?

How to Succeed with Affiliate Programs

Affiliate programs are the first choice of most newcomers to net earnings because they have many advantages:

1. All you have to do is to join a merchant program as an affiliate and send visitors to the merchant site

2. All other work such as making a sale, delivering the product or service, receiving payment, attending to the complaints or making a refund, is handled by the merchant site.

3. The merchant site also sees to it that you are paid commission when a sale is made through your efforts.

4. You are also rewarded when a sale is made through the efforts of an affiliate referred by you to the merchant site.

All easy and simple. But most affiliates soon find that in spite of their best efforts they are not making any money. This is because the affiliate earnings depend not on how many visitors they send to the merchant site, but how many of them buy the product or service of the merchant.

So just sending visitors to the merchant site is not enough. You can do this easily by joining traffic exchange or autosurf programs. Your merchant site will be seen hundreds of times but it will not make a sale. This is because these visitors are not interested in your site. They are looking at it to earn credits so they can show their site to others.

This is not to say that traffic programs have no use at all. I have used them successfully to build my downline in free-to-join programs, but have never made a sale through them. Most members of such programs are promoting their own programs. They could get interested in joining other opportunities, but would rarely go for a product themselves.

So if you want to earn from affiliate programs the thing to do is to send interested visitors to your merchant site.

Who is an interested visitor?
This is the visitor who reached your site by himself. He is looking for the product you are promoting. This is why he took the trouble of finding it from a search engine or from the particular kind of ads or forums.

This visitor is red hot for a sale. He is already interested in your product. If he finds what he wants on your merchant site, he is very much likely to look at the product's features, mentally compare it with other similar products, ask for more information by giving his email address. All this can lead to a sale and a commission for you.

How to target interested visitors
The best way to reach interested visitors is promoting your products through search engines submissions, placing catchy ads, posting in forums or through your own website.

This may sound daunting to newcomers at first but all these are do-able with a little effort. You can get help for mastering all these skills from the resources freely available on the internet.

Join the right programs
Joining right affiliate programs can also help a good deal to gain affiliate mastery. While great many affiliate programs give you a few text ads and banners and be done with you, there are some programs that give valuable training to succeed. Click here for tips on which programs to join.

Be positive
Most newcomers to internet earning fail because they expect to be rich in a week, if not overnight. When this doesn't happen as it rarely does in real life, they get discouraged. They are also influenced by others who like them tried but failed to earn with affiliate programs. The result -- they give up, frustrated.

The reality is that nobody becomes rich overnight in internet marketing. You have to work at it consistently. Most important of all, banish negative thinking from your life and believe that if others have succeeded, you, too, can and will.

That perhaps is the most important ingredient for your success.

Web Success Secret - Keep Your Visitors Interested

Visitors to your site come looking for information or solutions to their problems. They will remain there if they find what they are looking for. Otherwise there is always that Back Button to the search engine to click another site.

So the success of your site depends not on bringing the visitors to your site but on keeping them interested and willing to look around once they are there.

You can do this only by giving information of their interest.

For example, when a housewife looking to shape up comes to your weight loss site, she expects to find ways to deal with her weight problem.

What would be her reaction if she sees just a pic of your product, a list of its features and the Buy Now button. Of course, your page is also showing a shapely bathing beauty implying what she could look like if she used your product, but will it cut much ice with her?

She has already seen so many such ads on TV, internet and in magazines. No, she doesn't need yet another weight loss ad. She has seen them all. She doesn’t want to get inferiority complex looking at glamorous pictures. She wants ways to solve her problem.

But she would be interested if your site tells her…

1. How to find out if she is really overweight from the ideal weight tables on your site

2. Which foods cause weight gain

3. What simple exercises can help her reduce fat

This is the information she can use immediately. She can check if she is really overweight, if she is eating the wrong foods and how she can start doing simple exercises to fix her problem.

By helping to solve her problems without asking her to spend anything, you have put her in the right frame of mind to click your ads or to look at the weight loss product which you are selling.

This, of course, doesn't guarantee that she will buy your product on the first visit - few visitors do. But by giving her useful information, you have gained her trust. She may come to your site again to check for some information. She may tell her friends about your site. She or one of her friends may buy your product. Return visits and referrals increase the chances of any site for making sales.

I have used weight loss as an example but this goes for whatever the theme of your site – internet marketing, home based business or something else.

Bottom line: You are more likely to succeed if you help your visitors instead of comin on with a strong sales pitch.

Who wants to be sold to? Do you?

Online Paid Surveys - Do They Really Pay?

Many ask this question.

Perhaps you too have asked it when you saw survey ads that promise you nearly the earth for a few minutes of your time.

You ask: If this is so simple, why bother with anything else? Why not just do surveys and get rich? And, why isn't everybody doing them?

At the same time you also know that not all are doing surveys. Not all are getting rich with them either. Your gut feeling is that making money online or offline couldn't be that simple.

If you passed up that ad, you did right.
But if because of that ad you got the impression that surveys are all hot air, that is something else again.

Some survey ads may be too hard to swallow but surveys, in themselves, are not scams.

The truth is quite the reverse.

1. Surveys are a legitimate commercial activity which you can use to earn income.

2. More important, you don't have to pay to take part in any survey at all.

Here is why
Companies want opinions of consumers before putting a new or an improved product on the market. They want to make sure whether people will like the new product or not before spending money on development and promotion of new products.

This is what companies were doing long before internet came along. Now internet has made it easy for them to know the opinions of a large number of consumers on a large scale.

So instead of sending their reps to neighborhood homes, the companies now hire market research sites to conduct surveys. These sites then invite their members to take part in surveys. The results of the surveys help the company to decide if a new product will be successful.

In this way when you take part in an online survey, you are doing a valuable service to the company. So it stands to reason that you shouldn't have to pay anything at all. Actually you should be paid for your time spent in giving your opinion.

With this in mind, you can certainly earn from surveys without spending anything.

Here is how to start:
Join survey or market research sites. All such sites are free-to-join. Some will pay you a joining bonus even. This is because they want to have a large member base without which they cannot run their business.

This should tell you that survey sites need you as much as you want them. So go for the best of the lot on the internet.

Here, for example, is a good site to join:

Gozing Surveys

This is just for starters, but you need to join lots of survey sites to make a regular income. More sites you join, the more often you will get invited to take part in surveys. Click here for more survey sites

Some webmasters have made a business of providing you a list of survey sites for a fee. These actually are survey databases or lists of surveys which are updated regularly. You may join them if you like but you can make your own list yourself with a little effort without spending anything.

Click here for more information on how to build your own list of surveys to earn regular income from online surveys.