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Affiliate Marketing Commissions With eBay Made Easy (Continued)
1. Set up your Wordpress Blog
WordPress is a blogging platform similar to Blogger, Drupal,
TypePad/Moveable Type, LiveJournal, Blosxom etc. There are a host
of options. These blogging platforms all allow users to quickly
and easily post thoughts, ideas, snippets of text - whatever - to
a website simply by typing into in a simple web-based form.
The number of marketers pushing Wordpress past it's original
design as a platform for journalling is increasing steadily.Sites built with Wordpress underlying can hold thousands of pages
of content and they are very easy to update - you don't even
have to know HTML. It's really as easy as using a word-processor
once it's all set up.
Wordpress offers an install that takes less than five minutes if
you want to do it yourself. Plus there are individuals who will
do script installations very cheaply. Many internet / affiliate
marketing forums will have a resident installer who will
undertake this job for you.
2. Post good content and tasteful eBay ads to your blog
One of the problems with most regular websites is that they
become stale and lose some of their relevance because of their
Using the blog format however, it is much easier to keep your
website 'fresh' - and the search engines love fresh material.
eBay provides a tool called the eBay editor kit that you can use
to place eBay ads easily on regular websites. Unfortunately this
tool doesn't do anything to add valuable content that is visible
What you need instead then is a Wordpress plugin (a file or two
that you drop into your Wordpress installation) which will
This adds search engine fodder to your blog and hence improves
your chances of getting higher ranking in the search engines.
Using a Wordpress plugin is also much easier than trying to get
the eBay Editor kit to play nicely within the body of Wordpress
3. Promote your blog
Many blog owners put up their blog and populate them with
articles and advertising but then fall far short on this step.
You must spend the time to get good backlinks to your site!
At the minimum you should try
* social bookmarking your most useful pages
* listing your blog in directories
* article marketing
Just these three activities will get your blog off to a great
start attracting visitors to your site. The relevant words that
are generated by the eBay
ads(http://www.abizthatworks.com/ebaycommissions101) will be
picked up by the search engines and visitors searching for those
words will be directed to your site. When they click through and
make a purchase on eBay or register for an account you pick up
That's the three steps in a nutshell. You can be up and actually
making money as an affiliate marketer with eBay in quick time. If
you decide to take the plunge... happy affiliate marketing with
eBay and enjoy those commissions!
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