November 8th, 2006
MySpace.com generates much buzz with affiliate marketers. I could not resist the temptation to explore this MySpace topic, but probably I am too late to the game. I am sure of that when I read guys who started MySpace game back in 2004. At that time I was not in affiliate marketing yet.
Yes, the website gets tons of traffic and it attracts a lot of affiliate marketing guys that makes MySpace a sort of linkdump where every second person tries to make you click on some affiliate link, to join some free contest, to complete some free survey… At least it is my first impression.
Yes, this is the way to promote your affiliate offers with MySpace: mass bulletins, mass comments, group posts. You get your account deleted – start a few fresh ones. You run the risk to be banned from some affiliate networks, but people accept that risk.
The steps for starting your MySpace advertising campaign are simple:
- google for myspace layouts,
- design your account and
- enter nice information about your personality.
Start browsing the place, use search function to find friends who share your interests. Or use some automatic ways to get those friends on your list:
So, you have two options to market with MySpace:
Short-term and dirty similar to the one described above when you auto generate friends and bomb them with your affiliate offers. Get your MySpace account suspended, start again. Get your adv network account banned, join second tier affiliate networks.
Long-term. Slowly picking and adding friends with similar interests, networking in a traditional way. Do not expect much profit from this activity too soon. But I’d rather choose the second way than spamming the web site.
Summary: MySpace is a great place to hang out. It is also a nice place to network, meet new friends and drive some traffic to your websites, but expect no wonders: it takes hard work to build a good account with MySpace – I do not doubt that.
[tags]myspace, myspace layouts, seo, internet marketing, affiliate marketing, make money online, home based job, earn your living online[/tags]