This article was written by mbongwe and reproduced with permission. Very informative indeed.
The HYIP world has done quite a lot to disparage the use of the affiliate marketing. People are fast to call you a “referal whore” for spreading your links and often doubt in your opinion if it contains a referal link.
Well, regardless of all the above, the affiliate marketing is still one of the best discoveries in the Net and a very powerful tool for marketers and providers. This short article will teach you how to make good money from promoting HYIPs without losing your credibility and being called “referal whore”.
Pick several good programs.
It is very subjective which high yield investment program is good and which is not. However there are few general guidelines to follow.
- The most important is: promote only program in which you invest or plan to invest yourself. You don’t really expect people to respect your opinion if you recommend programs which you don’t consider yourself!
- Prefer the ones which could be considered “real”. Nothing is real for sure in the HYI world, but you’ll do better promoting reliable companies
- Choose quality websites. People will not follow you if your link goes to an ugly or brocken website. Even the “ponzi players” (and especially they!) want to see professionalism from the companies where they are going to invest
- Ensure the programs you will promote are currently paying by checking monitors and forums
The honesty is extremly valued. Don’t try to make fast bucks by hiding facts or giving guarantees. If you don’t like something about the company you promote, tell it. If you think it is a ponzi, tell it and give your timing expectation.
I won’t forget how my referals in FeederFund literally doubled when I posted some my concerns about it. People valued my honesty and decided to invest at their own risk (and they were right because I have been over-cautios).
Once selected the programs, start promoting:
Post in forums.
Do not spam the forums with promotional posts. The referal links must go into your signature. Your posts must be useful and balanced. Do not try to draw attention to your signature by asking people to check it. If they like and respect your opinions in the forums they will check the programs in your signatures and they will invest in them.
Do not post nonsenses. Posting just to expose your signature will not give any results. On the contrary, it will decrease your reputation devalue even your good posts. Examples of such bad posts are one-liners like “thank you for the information”, “i am paid”, “i like this program” or repeating what the other above you have said - “Yeah, I agree”, “yes, it is good”, “Yes, it will stay for a while”. Better do not post at all. Noone will click on your signature under such post.
Create a blog
If you have some spare time and are good in writing, just create a blog. Go to blogger.com and sign up. Post your thoughs and reviews about programs and your affiliate links. Again do not write ads. People are not interested in reading ads. They are on your blog for your information and your opinion. Instead of writing ads-like posts, just put a selection of your programs with reviews attached.
The easiest way to create a blog is to go to Blogger and sign up for free account.
…no time for blogging?
Then create a simple page and post some words for each programs you promote. This is how I started myself. I simply put a page “HYIPs which I like” and started earning good. It is much better to have a page with reviews than just aff. links in your forum signatures. Additionally many forums won’t allow you unlimited links - so you can place only the link to your page and on it to review unlimited programs. You can host the page for free just like a blog.
Comment on other people’s blogs
Many HYIP affiliates underestimate the power of this. When commenting on someone’s blog you can either have your affiliate link attached to your name or under your comment or (better) have the link to your blog or page. Just like with the forums, do not post nonsenses or ads. Your comments must be useful if you want someone to follow your link. Usually when you say something good for the blog you comment on, you’ll get at least the owner following you.
The readers of your recommendations - either in forums or your blog or page - want to know your personal feelings and experience. Everyone is recommending HYIPs nowadays. You need to stand out - spread your honest experience about the programs - say what you like and what you don’t, how fast you have been paid and when you have had problems. Spread your doubts and wishes for more information.
Stay in touch
You MUST update your recommendations. There is no worse thing than a referal link going to a site which is already not paying or gone. If you can’t find time to update your links (regardless if they are in your signature file or in your blog or page), noone will trust you that you find time to evaluate the programs. You MUST keep in touch with the news about the recommended by you programs or you are lost.
Alarm for problems
As soon as a problem appear with a program immediately alarm about the situation. Do not try to get few new signups when you know they will lose - at the time when problems appear with the program, it is unlikely that you’ll get your referal earnings anyway. Post in forums, update your signature, blog or page. If you have the mails of your referals, mail them and say them that they should try to get out. You will get those people grateful and they will folow you the next time. Take care for them and they will care for you.
Remove your recomendations when the time comes
If you are unsure if the program you recommend is real, then it is most probably a ponzi. Most HYI investors have no problems investing in ponzies, but those kind of programs depend on timing. At some time it gets too late for investing and then you should remove the recommendation - just like we do in HYWD.info. You MUST try to protect your referals from investing too late.
Remember, the most important of all is to be honest. Work for your name hard and it will start working for you even harder.
Useful resources for the successful HYIP affiliate
- sites where to check for good programs to promote:
http://hywd.info, http://only-good-hyips.info, http://nobshyip.net, http://goldpoll.com
- good forums where to post and read:
http://talkgold.com, http://hyipdiscussion.com, http://forum-navigator.com, http://goldentalk.com, http://web-life.org/vb, http://moneymakergroup.com
- where to create your blog or page:
http://blogger.com - free and easy
http://wordpress.org/ - free and much better, but you need hosting. You can get hosting with e-gold at thegoldhost.net
- blogs to comment on - just visit http://nobshyip.net and see the blogroll links.
- how to promote your blog or page:
a) search engine optimization - read seochat.com and seorefugee.com
b) internet traffic optimization, keeping readers on your site, successful blogging - problogger.com, copyblogger.com
c) HYIP related directories - http://hyip-navigator.com/catalog.php, ecurrencylinks.com, directory.hywd.info
- where to learn how to pick good programs:
hywd.info, blog.hywd.info, paranoidinvesting.com
Signing off at 10.44 p.m.