Using A Database Monitor In Affiliate Marketing Businesses
The affiliate marketing tools available today make it easier for you to start and grow your business. You may be aware of the need for the latest autoresponders and tracking software, as well as other tools.
One tool you may have overlooked is the database monitor. Here we look at that tool in some detail.
A database monitor is a type of software that monitors the applications you are using and evaluates your server. The monitors were originally used by webmasters and administrators of large companies. But technology always trickles down to the smaller businesses.
Monitoring the number of sales received from each affiliate scheme is something that you may already be doing. It can be a time-consuming process.
In your business, time is a cost of doing business. The more time you spend on something, the higher your costs will be. Those affiliates that do not include time spent as a business cost have lower profits than they thought.
The right monitoring software will create the reports that you need with just a few mouse-clicks. All of the affiliate marketing programs in which you participate can be monitored efficiently.
The web-pages that link to the sites can be monitored for bugs and glitches. The use of your autoresponders can be monitored and reports can be created showing the effectiveness of your autoresponder messages.
The programs can be set up to notify you when there is a server problem. If one of your websites is down for any reason, you could be losing money.
Those people who have been marketing for a while have hundreds of sales letter style websites. Even remembering to renew all of the domain names can be a problem. It is impossible to evaluate the performance of each of those websites without an effective database monitor.
Buying software "off the rack" for affiliate marketing might not be a good idea. The monitoring software on the market can be very expensive. Some companies charge according to the number of applications you wish to monitor.
A custom designed database is always the best solution for any company. No business is exactly like another. There are too many contingencies to consider.
You might think that contacting a designer would be too expensive for your business. If you contact the right designer, you should find that the system pays for itself in terms of time saved during the very first reporting cycle.
In short, a good designer can create the perfect database monitor for affiliate marketing. Your profits will increase as your reports become simpler to create.
by: Tom Gruich