Most successful online marketers will tell you that branding is probably one of the most important sales tools you can use in the marketplace today.
There’s a good reason you are hearing that more today than ever before and that’s because anonymity and internet marketing no longer mix!
For those that have been around for a few years, you probably remember the days when promoting an affiliate link anonymously was not only commonplace but acceptable. Those days are long gone with the explosion of social media and they aren’t coming back. If you are still using that antiquated marketing method by not providing at least a picture of yourself and your name, you are most likely feeling that decline more than others.
Listen, I’m not here to tell you that adding a picture and a name will guarantee you sales. There is more to building a brand than just letting people know who you are. What I am saying is that internet marketing is a numbers game with statistics and odds and if you are NOT doing something as basic as letting people know who you are, you are reducing your odds of gaining a sale.
We have a built-in system in both State-Of-The-Art-Mailer and BucketsofBanners that allow your picture to appear based on what image you have attached to your email. Setting up that image is an easy process if you’ll just do it. Here’s how: Signing up for a Gravatar account.
If you are a free member of both sites, you need this more than anybody because you are working the hardest to build up your advertising and certainly want to make it count. If you are upgraded to the highest level as a Viralist on SOTAM or a Club Bob member on BucketsofBanners, you are missing out on some free branding. Why? Because just like we are doing here, we use a rotator link when we advertise in the marketplace to assist members at those levels with recruiting.
If you haven’t done so already, get this simple branding tool activated today. Many sites use Gravatar and attaching an image to your email is a one-step process. If you use the same email across many of these advertising sites, you can make your branding instantly show up on all of them with one simple sign-up process. No excuses, do it now!