Magazines + TV = Waste of Time or OPPORTUNITY ?
When you were younger your parents would tell you that TV "rots your brain" and that you will be much better off doing something more productive with your time. we can say that there is such a thing as too much TV, but it can also unleash many new Internet marketing ideas.
Have you ever seen an infomercial and wondered if you could sell that product online ? Well you likely can, and there are "As Seen on TV Networks" that offer affiliate programs. This is just one example of a way you can leverage TV advertising for your own online earnings. If someone has been exposed to a Ronco infomercial, chances are they have their credit card whipped out and are ready to make a purchase for the next best cooking machine !
You can utilize affiliate networks like http://www.asseenontv.com & ttp://wwww.ontvdeals.com to promote the "As Seen on TV" products.
It does not stop here though. Many companies are now promoting their actual websites online. You have probably seen that companies like PeoplePC, Walmart, Expedia, Trimspa, Proactiv, among many others, are promoting their services on TV and then pointing consumers to purchase from their websites. This is where you can take advantage of the TV traffic and intercept it with your affiliate offers. This traffic will convert like crazy as the consumers have already been "pre-sold" on the product. You may be thinking about hte other opportunities that this presents on mediums like magazines. To tell you the truth , you can make a lot of money online by simply reading magazines, but you need to read them from a different "point-of-view".
Expert Internet marketers can put content that they read into context of Internet marketing. Some of our greatest marketing ideas have come from reading magazines and a lot of the time the content is completely unrelated to Internet marketing.
You can literally go to your local bookstore and pick up a magazine with an abundance of information on almost any niche. The great thing about magazines is that they are current and the follow the trends of the marketplace. Here is what we suggest you do if you want to incorporate magazines into your research and make a bundle of money doing so.
Go to the book store and pick out five un-related magazines. Pick out something that you would
not normally purchase because you are looking for new niches, not ones you are already involved in. For this example, we will suggest that you picked up a copy of the following magazines:
These magazines are fairly niche and from any ONE of these you will have hundreds of Internet marketing ideas at you fingertips. If you review the contents within a magazine you will usually find that there is 50% content and 50% advertisements. You can utilize both of these very effectively.
The content can be used to write articles on your website, and to write newsletters to your mailing lists. The information is very current , and will be something that people are interested in. This content will also spur marketing ideas that can be used towards your campaigns and will reveal keywords that you would have never thought of otherwise.
The advertisements are a blessing to us as marketers . An ad is placed in a magazine only after
companies have performed market research and understand the demographic of the magazine. This means that if and ad is in a magazine it is very relevant to the audience that it is being sent out to.
Looking within magazines with an Internet marketing mindset will reveal many new ideas and niches that you probably wouldn't have thought of. Here are some promotional ideas that were derived from quickly browsing the pages and ads of a magazine called "SELF" (which is a woman's well-being magazine).
*Lipstick *Hand Cream *Watches *Weight Loss programs *Powder Make-up *Health Food Stores *Under-eye moisturiser
*Healthy Cereal *Wine *Pilates *Yoga *High Fashion Clothes&Shoes *Cars&SUV's *Botox *Hair Products
*Food *Fat Loss Pills/Diet Tabs *Stress Relief Bath Salts *Collagen Replacement *Running Shoes
*Mattresses *Cold Sore Medication *Hunger Management *Romance DVD's
Hmm... Let's think about this. In less than five minutes browsing a magazine, we have 25 different niches that apply to females who range from 20-50 years old . This is the largest purchasing audience in the world and believe it or not, most women are the "purchasing powerhouses" of most households. Not only this , you have a list of products & services that women are interested in based on the ads in the magazine.
Use magazines and other periodicals to your Internet marketing advantage. Trust us, you will
come across some real money-making ideas very quickly, and the "light bulb" moments will come frequently.