Small Business Websites
Starting a Cell Phone Affiliate Website
Written by Rayzelle Forrest Young for Gaebler Ventures
Discusses how to start a business with a cell phone affiliate website. Goes into detail about using promotional tools and continuous online marketing.
Selling cell phones has become big business for those who have tapped into this industry.
Over the years mobile phones have almost totally taken the place of the traditional land lines. There are millions of households that have done away with their house phone and opted to use cell phones exclusively. In the day and age where almost everyone has a mobile phone, becoming an entrepreneur by way of a cell phone affiliate website is an excellent idea. Here are some tips to get your started.
Review Affiliate Programs
There are an abundance of companies that offer affiliate programs for their cell phones. These include all the major dealers such as AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon. There are also sites that operate as a marketplace for all cell phone types such as Wirefly.com and Cricket Wireless. Review all these websites to see how their pay structure is and what other type of benefits and programs they offer to their affiliates. Sign up for the program that is most attractive to you as an affiliate.
Use Marketing Tools
Once you have signed up, log in to your affiliate account and access the marketing tools the company has to offer. There will more than likely be advertising banners, links and other promotional tools for you to make use of. Use these tools to post on websites, forums, online classified ads and any other place you can think of. This is what will drive traffic to your link and ultimately make you money.
Create A Website
Develop a website to help promote your affiliate program. This can be done by making use of free web hosts such as Webs.com or you can purchase your own domain. Write short articles and blog posts for your site that pertain to the cell phone industry. Place your promotional banners and links on this site along with other cell phone resources. Include your affiliate link throughout the articles and blog posts on your site. In order to make your website look more professional, include pictures and slideshows of cell phones as well as cell phone accessories. All of these features will help drive traffic to your affiliate link.
Some affiliate newbies make the mistake of posting their links and banners once or twice, hoping to see immediate sales. As in any business, in order to be successful as a cell phone affiliate you will need to promote your website and links on a regular basis. This means devote a little time everyday to your affiliate business, whether it's posting ads or writing a new article for your website. Success will come with regular website and link promotion. The more you promote the more your cell phone affiliate link will gain rankings with the major search engines such as google and yahoo. Higher rankings means your affiliate site will be easier to find and thus make you more money.
Rayzelle is an entrepreneur and writer. Based on her experiences as an owner of her own dance studio, she will share her personal tips on being a successful entrepreneur.
Share this article
Additional Resources for Entrepreneurs