Affiliate Marketing Using
Articles - Is This Your Most Effective Sales Generation Strategy?
Welcome to this issue of the Futures Trading Coach Affiliate Training Course.
I hope you got a lot out of last week's lesson where we looked at 4
ways to get started in affiliate marketing with or without a website.
If you missed it, you
can read it here.
Today we are going to take a much deeper look at one of those strategies,
marketing affiliate programs through articles.
Here's an example article so you can see what I was talking about in
action. First of all, please read this article (again if you have already) and
see how I've structured it -
3 Simple Steps To Becoming A Successful Emini Trader
Trading the Emini futures market can be the ultimate lifestyle business. No employees, no boss, time freedom, you can run your business from anywhere, and enjoy potentially very good earnings.
If only it wasn't so difficult to make it all work...
You know what I mean. You do your analysis, see a trade, and hit the order button. And then you start to worry. What if I'm wrong. What if that reporter on the finance show was right about the jobs number coming in higher than expected. And the Fed could raise rates this afternoon.
Your mind starts racing with all sorts of 'What would happen if?' thoughts, so you decide you'll wait until tomorrow, just in case these demons combine to knock you out of your trade with a loss.
You hit the shops, or the beach, or the woods...anything to take your mind off trading for today. Tomorrow will be better you assure yourself, and you bask in the feeling of relief that your precious capital is no longer at risk today.
But tomorrow is the same. There's a different set of risk factors for sure, but they are still there, haunting you and your trading. You become paralyzed and can't function. And your confidence and your account balance start to suffer. If this sounds familiar, here is a simple three-step solution to your Emini trading problems.
Step 1 - Decide that trading is a business just like any other. Traders who are successful over a long period of time treat their trading as a business, not a hobby.
Traders who stick around for a while, blow their accounts and give up are usually trading for the excitement the action gives them or for the rush of being in the market.
If that sounds like your current trading style, beware. You are due for a lot of emotional and financial pain before your trading days are over (which could be sooner than you think). Treat trading as a business, learn and test different approaches, and you'll massively increase your chances of long-term success.
Step 2 - Don't try to forecast where the market is going - trade reality.
I spent years studying WD Gann's work and all it did was blind me to the facts - if you think you can forecast where the market is heading consistently, you are deluding yourself. The bottom line to whether you can forecast will be your account balance, and for most people who try, it's not a pleasant experience.
Sure you'll get it right sometimes, and that's the most dangerous thing about forecasting. By tossing a coin you'll be right half the time, so you tend to get random rewards when you trade. You win some, and think your forecasting ability is great. Then you lose some after doing the exact same analysis, and you start to question yourself and your abilities.
Eventually this lack of consistency forces you to either change your strategy or give trading away to protect your sanity...
Step 3 - Learn how to trade from somebody who is prepared to coach, guide and mentor you until you are proficient and making money on your own.
To succeed long-term at trading you must think and act like a competent business person in any other market. You will need to study and learn your craft by taking courses, you will need to develop a business plan, and you certainly need sufficient capital to ride out your learning curve and become a successful trader.
You will need a certain amount of on-the-job training, but learning this way from scratch can be terribly expensive compared to finding somebody who will coach you until you are ready.
You'll learn how to trade the Emini much more quickly if you have somebody who's done it professionally watch over your shoulder and guide you as you trade. You simply can't learn this stuff from books and courses. You need to be shown how to do it...
If you were mining for gold, what would you prefer; somebody to sell you a map, a shovel and a compass and tell you where to go, or somebody to actually take you down deep into the mine, physically show you to where to dig for the gold, and then help you carry it up to the surface?
The answer is obvious isn't it?
Bottom line: Find somebody who is prepared to coach and mentor you and your chances of becoming a wildly successful Emini trader will become a whole lot better.
Professional Emini Trading Coach Sam Goldberg helps traders to
achieve success in the market. Sam has written a Free 5 day Mini Course called 'The
Futures Trading Mastery Course' that shows you step by step how to
become a professional trader and shares the 5 critical distinctions that
separate successful traders from those who lose in the market.
Ok, let's analyze this
article to see how it's put together.
1. Write a How To or 'Tips' article and make sure
you choose a compelling title. Your Title needs to contain your main
keyword and offer a BENEFIT to anyone interested in finding an answer to the
problem you are writing about. How To and 'Tips' articles are very popular and
I'd recommend you start off by using this format.
2. Step by step format. People want
information quickly and they want a SYSTEM that will help them achieve results.
A short, step by step system will keep people reading your articles until the
3. Make your most important point LAST,
and if possible make success with the other points dependent on
the final point being met. Pose a problem that your reader MUST overcome in
order to succeed in the final point and make them think about how they are going
to achieve this for themselves.
4. A Resource Box that provides the SOLUTION and
'gets the click'. Make an offer of a free Report on Mini Course in
your resource box THAT PROVIDES THE SOLUTION TO THE FINAL POINT IN YOUR ARTICLE,
and instead of directing people to your website's Home page, capture your
visitor's name and email address through an opt-in page when they arrive to
check you out.
You can see how I do this in the article above - The final point is: Find somebody who is prepared to coach and mentor you and your chances of becoming a wildly successful Emini trader will become a whole lot better.
This gets traders thinking about how they can find somebody to mentor them.
Then in the Resource Box I give them the solution - visit Sam's site to grab a
Free Mini Course and book themselves in for a Free Trading Consultation to work
out where they need to change things.
When people register for the Mini Course, they are offered a Free
Consultation on the Thank You page. Many people take this opportunity, and talk
to Sam about their trading. Some of them then go on to become long-term
That's the system in a nutshell.
Write useful articles that give 'useful but incomplete' information (or have
them written for you by somebody else). Your final point poses a common problem
and then encourage your readers to visit your website (and grab your Mini
Course) for the solution.
How do you use this?
Write several articles on trading following the formula above, and submit
them to several major article directories (in particular, make sure you submit
your articles to EzineArticles.com).
Create a Free Report or Mini Course that will answer your reader's questions
and put a Resource Box like the one I've written above at the end offering your
freebie to your readers.
Capture your visitor's name and email address and then follow up with them
using your own content and articles, plus articles you get from the Futures
Trading Coach affiliate resource center. (Log
Then build a long-term relationship with your readers by continuing to follow
up with more articles you've written yourself (or had written by somebody else)
and articles like the one above from
our affiliate resource center.
Every time you send somebody to our website you increase your chances of
earning another affiliate commission.
The whole goal of our marketing system is to encourage people to talk to Sam
on the phone so he can work out the best way we can help them to improve their
For some it will be the 5
Day Trading Mastery Course, for others will just need a one-on-one consultation with Sam. No
matter what it is, when somebody you've referred orders something from us,
you'll earn an affiliate commission.
Feel free to log
in to your affiliate account here, grab some of the articles I've written for you
(which are already encoded with your affiliate link) and add them to your site
Please remember, you can't submit these exact articles to Article
Directories, but you can add them to your website with your affiliate link
Then each week, just send an email message out to your list (or include it in
a new autoresponder message) telling your readers about another one of the
articles and directing them to it.
And remember, if you need help with any of this, or you have a question about
how you can best promote our program, please
let me know by using this form and I'll do whatever I can to help you
for your being a member of our affiliate program,
Remember, you earn commission on two tiers with our program, so every trader you
refer has the potential of becoming an affiliate and helping you earn second
tier commissions. Tell them about us and the send them to our affiliate
sign up form through your sub-affiliate link which
is inside your affiliate member's area here.
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Trading Made Easy LLC
HYPOTHETICAL PERFORMANCE RESULTS HAVE MANY INHERENT LIMITATIONS, SOME OF WHICH ARE DESCRIBED BELOW. NO REPRESENTATION IS BEING MADE THAT ANY ACCOUNT WILL OR IS LIKELY TO ACHIEVE PROFITS OR LOSSES SIMILAR TO THOSE SHOWN. IN FACT, THERE ARE FREQUENTLY SHARP DIFFERENCES BETWEEN HYPOTHETICAL PERFORMANCE RESULTS AND THE ACTUAL RESULTS SUBSEQUENTLY ACHIEVED BY ANY PARTICULAR TRADING PROGRAM.
ONE OF THE LIMITATIONS OF HYPOTHETICAL PERFORMANCE RESULTS IS THAT THEY ARE GENERALLY PREPARED WITH THE BENEFIT OF HINDSIGHT. IN ADDITION, HYPOTHETICAL TRADING DOES NOT INVOLVE FINANCIAL RISK, AND NO HYPOTHETICAL TRADING RECORD CAN COMPLETELY ACCOUNT FOR THE IMPACT OF FINANCIAL RISK IN ACTUAL TRADING. FOR EXAMPLE, THE ABILITY TO WITHSTAND LOSSES OR TO ADHERE TO A PARTICULAR TRADING PROGRAM IN SPITE OF TRADING LOSSES ARE MATERIAL POINTS WHICH CAN ALSO ADVERSELY AFFECT ACTUAL TRADING RESULTS. THERE ARE NUMEROUS OTHER FACTORS RELATED TO THE MARKETS IN GENERAL OR TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ANY SPECIFIC TRADE PROGRAM WHICH CANNOT BE FULLY ACCOUNTED FOR IN THE PREPARATION OF THE HYPOTHETICAL PERFORMANCE RESULTS AND ALL OF WHICH CAN ADVERSELY AFFECT ACTUAL TRADING RESULTS.