One Way To Find The Best Affiliate Products Ever

The best affiliate products is such a large topic that I just get concerned for many people who want to “get in” on this affiliate game.

But the people who do that are going to fail. Why?

Because they treat it as a game, they do not treat it as it should be treated: as a business. It shouldn’t be called “affiliate marketing” because that is not correct. It is an affiliate business model.

A business therefore forces the owner to protect something that many marketers fail to mention “their reputation”. Sometimes it a reputation that sells product rather than the product itself, however if that product is of poor quality that reputation gets a hit and then following products have lesser value and sales.

So now that we have established that in reality you are now owning a business you need to have your business eyes on… all the time.

The best affiliate products are found when…

When many marketers suggest that you find what people want that is only really half the battle. What you really want is for you to figure out what those people require to help them along.

One example I gave in a forum is the Forex niche which is so over bloated with sham sites.

The best affiliate product would be what? An ebook?

No.

First, who is your audience? Most likely the beginner section has been saturated but Forex traders who already know the business need that little edge. So they will go looking for it.

If you give them a $47 ebook that will greatly diminish your sites power. Why? Because there is no way a $47 ebook is going to instill confidence and power to these pro traders.

So we take a step back. How about if pro Forex traders gave interviews, tips or video training sessions for additional “pro” info? At a basic $200/month you would be commanding a presence that states “yep, it is expensive, but the information is priceless”. You could even have a seminar and charge an easy $1k/ head for attendance.

Then you could actually be the affiliate vendor and promote your now reoccurring revenue stream to others in the field who want “pro” info. As a matter of fact this model has been done by a medical marketing website who makes roughly $60k/month and is booked solidly.

That is the power of finding the best affiliate product. Is knowing who you are actually targeting and finding out if the products that you choose are actually right for that audience. I can guarantee that many Internet websites are a miss mash of beginner and pro info (with most being beginner), but if you market your website as the “best… ” then the best will only want the best.

The Best Books to Buy For a Toddler

Hopefully your toddler has been exposed to books from an early age. As a baby the best books would have been those with bold, simple patterns and pictures in contrasting colours such as black, white, red and yellow. As children get older their sight improves but they will still prefer books with clear, bright and colourful pictures. Toddler books should now have text in them, not too much and of a large, easy to read font. Most children enjoy being read to and you should try to incorporate some time for reading with your child into every day. Often bedtime is the one time of day when you can sit down quietly and read with your toddler. This quality parent/child time is valuable for bonding and strengthening your relationship with your child. The calming effects of a good bedtime story cannot be argued with.

There are classic books that all children should read and Disney stories do make great bedtime reading. Toddlers like to be independent so make sure that some of the books you buy for them have the thicker, cardboard pages making it easier for them to turn the pages so they read on their own. Books should be fun and topic books can be a great starting point for finding out if your toddler is interested in horses, cars or nature.

Great books for toddlers are interactive, those with different textures, flaps to lift, wheels to turn, lights and sound effects will be picked up by your toddler again and again. Books for toddlers need not be expensive and in fact will inevitably be subjected to some abuse. Try to teach your child about respecting books by sharing reading time with them and not eating food whilst touching books (although you will find that many toddler books have a glossy wipe clean finish).

Books about your toddlers favourite characters will be popular, so if you can use Dora, Little People, Cars or Thomas the Tank Engine to expose your child to the concepts of colours, numbers, alphabet and time then go for it. Books can be useful tools in teaching toddlers about manners and good behaviour. Your eventual hope is that your child will learn to read easily and have fun reading on their own. At first, read to your toddler, then, read with them. Talking about the books and the story will help them remember. Ask them to ‘read’ the story back to you and be amazed by how much they remember. Aim to read at least 3 books a day if you can (even if it is the same book over and over again every day) this way your toddler will learn to read and have fun with you at the same time.

Surround your toddler with good quality, well chosen books and you will encourage a lifelong reader.

Booking Hotels Online – Travel Industry Secrets on Finding the Best Discount Hotel Deals

Booking hotels online today has never been easier. There are many reliable Internet-based travel related websites available right at your fingertips. But how and when to find the best hotel deals is sometimes more important than where to find the best deals. Here in this article we’ll explore several factors for finding the best room rates for where ever you are traveling to.

Booking hotels from online travel agencies verses directly from hotels – Which is Better?

Any company like Priceline.com, Travelocity.com or Orbitz.com are online reservation agencies. These agencies work with hotels, airlines and car rental services on a bulk wholesale basis. In this case these companies are able to offer better room rates than hotels directly simply because they have a greater presence on the Internet than any one hotel property. Hotels recognize that partnering with an agency with deep room discounts means that they can get more guests to fill their hotel’s room quota. So if you book through any online travel agency the savings are passed on to travelers.

Book hotels in low season, it’s cheaper – Or is it?

Regardless of high season or low season hotels have to keep a certain amount of rooms filled just to keep up with working cost. A large number of unfilled rooms during any season is the kiss of death for a hotel. And this can happen to any hotel, big or small. The funny thing is hotels will not deeply slash their room rates if you check their website because they have to appear business as usual. However, hotels will send out notices of last-minute hotel sales to online travel agencies so that they can promote them.

How to find the best hotel deals?

The best thing to do is to find a local hotel reservation agency that has an office in the country or region you want to visit. I don’t recommend companies such as Priceline.com or any other similar service that offers discounts on hotels, plane tickets and car rentals. It is better to stick strictly with a company that specializes in reserving hotel rooms only.

To get the best hotel deals search out a local hotel reservation agency and don’t worry about high season rates as you can often find last-minute hotel deals from companies that are based in the region you are traveling to.