As an internet marketer, your number one goal is to make money, and there is no denying that being able to bring in highly-targeted traffic has a direct impact on your sales.  I, however, received an e-mail over the weekend from a “guru” that caused me to re-think my perspective and the mindset of many internet marketers.

In the e-mail, he more of less noted that bring in traffic and making sales isn’t just about making money.  It’s about building relationships.  The more I thought about it, I was like, “He is so right!”  Let me explain.  Whenever you make a significant amount of sales for a product owner, you will get noticed by the merchant/product owner.  Not only will they want to know who you are, but there are perks as well.

If the product owner or merchant is well-known in your industry, this will automatically boost your credibility and having other people coming to you in order to promote their products (instead of the other way around).  Many times, you will get free access to their products and perhaps even bonuses and larger commission percentages not available to regular affiliates.

The moral of this story is that if you wish there were a way for you to get your foot in the door with your favorite internet marketing mentor (and perhaps free stuff to boot), you can build a relationship with them by bringing in traffic and making sales.  (This is yet another reason to promote high-quality stuff that you would use yourself.)

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