Music Promotion Online – Do Friend Adders Really Work?

Music Promotion Online can be a really time consuming task which is why most bands and Music Internet Promotional Companies will use friend adder software. The question is not does this software work, because it does. I have even used it to increase artist’s (whom I won’t mention here) fanbase to 1,000 per week which is a pretty safe number, definitely do not want to do any more than that. Then there are other programs that will increase plays, claiming to push you to the top of the MySpace Charts. I am pretty skeptical of this claim and anyone using it should be to.

As a seasoned Internet Marketer I know there is an automation software for nearly every online task. For video submission, social bookmarking, article submissions, as so on. MySpace, Facebook and other websites can spot adds that are being done by a bot or human, but that’s not really the object of this post.

The subject of this post is whether or not it works for creating a QUALITY following. The benefit is in the Quality of the Fans not the Quantity of fans. It is better to have 500 die hard fans that buy your stuff than 5,000 + fans that don’t even visit your site.

So… how do you ad quality NEW fans… you need to know your fan… Know your customer. Marketing 101

And you need to go where they hang out.

What is their age range, ethnicity, sex, where do they hang out (meaning what sites do they visit)?

Here a couple of tips for getting this data: Check out Quantcast register your site/sites; its free and you can start tracking the demographic of your own visitors… while you’re at it I would also register with Alexa.

Another thing you can do is conduct a search in Quantcast of a site you think your fans would frequent and gather data that way.

But the best way is really to survey… this can be tricky as there are definite ways to conduct a successful survey. Through this method you can really get to know your fans and then go were THEY are and deliver to them what THEY want.

Combine all these pointers with a good friend adder and you may have yourself a good way to increase a QUALITY fanbase and increase sales.

Launching Into Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate Marketing has been in existence for quite a long time but many did not know or understand what it really is. During the recent couple of years, we have seen a major boost up in such online marketing methods with many people trying to adventure and make a living through online means.

I am myself amazed to the fact that so many are trying to launch themselves into being an affiliate of some kind. People from various backgrounds, cultures, countries and career field are being found trying to sell and make some money online even people who don’t know much about websites, blogs and related. They only heard or read articles about e-marketing and they are so convinced of its potential to online success that they simply launch into this adventurous journey of Affiliate Marketing. However, here’s the ‘big’ question:

How many will really succeed in Affiliate Marketing?

Before answering this important question, let’s first go into a little explanation of what it is.

What is Affiliate Marketing?
This kind of marketing is simply the selling of products and services of other people or companies online. Even though we might not have any product whether tangible or digital, we can still make some good money selling the products and services of others. In return for each product sold, we earn a percentage commission also know as an affiliate commission. This also means that the more we are able to sell, the more profit/commission we earn and selling a good amount will definitely drive in great commissions. Affiliate Marketing is simply amazing but unfortunately not everyone really succeed. This is because it is not a ‘get-rich-quick’ program but rather involve a lot of hard work and perseverance to achieve results. If you are thinking of launching into it and start making good money within a few days, just forget it! It will require some good efforts and time and dedication to marketing your products before you can really succeed. And without a good understanding of how internet marketing operates and which techniques to use, you will not likely achieve great results and that is why 98% fails.

By now, you might be saying to yourself that it seems that affiliate marketing relies a lot on internet marketing. Yes! Yes! You are absolutely right about it. If you really want to succeed in this, you will have to polish your online marketing skills and this definitely involves many things.

Where does the success of Affiliate Marketing lies?
So, what do we really need to achieve results in affiliate marketing are firstly; perseverance, and secondly; marketing skills. I know it might not seems a lot of work but it is! Perseverance is your personal decision and determination to work hard and never give up until you achieve results. Marketing skills could mean anything from knowing and understanding the products and audience (niche/market) to marketing them and making sales. This will also mean continuous follow-up of your products and sales to understand your niche and techniques better.

How to Get Started on Affiliate Internet Business Marketing Promotion Online

Want to know how you will be able to make profitable earnings on the Internet the fast and easy way? If you’re currently looking for an online opportunity, affiliate marketing may just be the viable option for you. Though many people feel that affiliate marketing can be a bit challenging, it’s just a matter of knowing the tricks of the trade, here is a short guide on how you can get started on affiliate Internet business marketing promotion online. Just follow the steps and you won’t have to work a 9 – 5 job ever again.

If you have an idea on how business on the Internet works, then you probably already know that traffic is gold. The main goal of all Internet marketers worldwide is to direct traffic to their websites. This is why; if you’re really serious about having a business online, you need to first recognize the importance of traffic to your business. For without it, you might as well stop right now and accept that your website is only going to fail this early on in the game.

Capitalize on keywords

The first step to getting traffic to your website is to make sure that your site is optimized with all the related keywords needed so that search engines will be able to pick up on your website, and if you’re lucky, it may even get included on the first page. Everyone knows that keywords are the main lifeblood of a website so make sure that your content is well packed with these. But don’t be reckless and pack keywords carelessly because you’re only going to get penalized for such an act. Search engines nowadays won’t tolerate keyword stuffing.

Do article marketing

Another way that can give your affiliate Internet business marketing promotion online an upper edge is through article marketing. Through writing related articles and submitting them to be published on the major article directories on the internet, you will be able to expand your online exposure without having to resort to keyword stuffing on your website. If you feel that you ‘re not inclined to writing your own articles, then you can get the service of ghostwriters to do the writing for you. As they’re skilled to write quality articles optimized specifically for the Internet, you’ll be able to get the results you desire.

Focus on your target market

You probably have a niche website as most Internet marketers do. If this is indeed the case, then you need to make sure that all materials that are connected to your website are focused on your target market. By keeping your key demographics in mind when planning out your website and your articles for example, you will be able to attract them more effectively.

So don’t delay. Put what you have learned about affiliate Internet business marketing promotion online to the test. Apply these steps to make your website more visible online. Once you’ve become a master Internet marketer, then you’ll be able to turn all traffic to your website into gold.