Oakland, California (EastBayDaily) — Going Local Is The “Writing On The Wall”
During the ACME Phone Leads launch webinar, Tissa Godavitarne revealed “the writing is on the wall” and “the future of affiliate marketing” is working with local businesses! Tissa called attention to the incredible success of Groupon, a website where consumers get to negotiate group discount deals with local businesses on a limited time basis. Consumers can redeem those discount vouchers by printing them or bringing them up on mobile devices and presenting them to local businesses when they visit. An example was given where a local dentist was offering $99 teeth whitening service, a 67% discount from its original price of $299, which had 357 people bought into the offer.
Tissa Godavitarne also pointed out that Google had made an offer to buy Groupon for $6 billion but Groupon rejected the offer. Google’s offer to Groupon is a clear indication that its corporate strategy is to promote local businesses.
Google’s strategic direction to update its search engine to deliver local search results for local businesses is clear writing on the wall on how big the local business market is going to be in the next couple of years. Following right behind Google and Groupon, ACME Phone Leads is positioned to monetize on this huge local business market using pay-per-call marketing.
The rise of mobile web adoption has opened up a lot of doors for affiliate marketers to promote local businesses using mobile coupons and pay-per-call marketing.
On February 16, 2010, Google EX-CEO Eric Schmidt spoke at the Mobile World Congress on the pace at which “mobile web adoption is growing 8X faster than the equivalent point 10 yrs ago for the desktop; that smart phone sales are projected to outperform global PC sales within 3 years and half of new internet connections are from mobile devices. From Google’s perspective, there are more searches on mobile than from desktop in emerging countries like Indonesia and South Africa.”
The Future of Affiliate Marketing Is Promoting Local Businesses
Tissa is absolutely convinced that working with local businesses is the future of affiliate marketing when he said that “there are millions of small local businesses that depend entirely on phone calls to get new customers such as real estate agents, dentist, lawyers, car dealerships, plumbers, insurance agents, florist, the list goes on and on. In so many cases these local businesses are willing to pay you 20, 30 or 40 dollars every time you make their phones ring. Generating phone leads for local businesses is a massive untapped opportunity for affiliates. That’s what this brand new product from ACME Phone Leads is about!”
This couldn’t be further from the truth with the phenomenal rate by which mobile and smart phone usage is growing where users could easily call a local business using click-to-call functionality and scanning of QR codes. The return on investment is huge when combining pay-per-call with local lead generation using mobile marketing.
The make money online niche is passé because helping local business grow is where the “new” money is for “smart* affiliates. Tissa Godavitarne is keen about this affiliate marketing shift when he said that “the future of affiliate marketing is not about building websites that compete with thousands of other affiliates. The future of affiliate marketing is about building relationships with local businesses in your own backyard who already have websites and where you have zero competition from other affiliates.”
ACME Phone Leads Have Pre-negotiated Offers For Affiliate Marketers
After months of hard work putting together the infrastructure for ACME Phone Leads platform, Tissa has pre-negotiated and integrated 231 local businesses in Northern Virginia and Dallas, Texas to start off after launch. ACME Phone Leads affiliates can start promoting and earning commissions after sign up by sending targeted phone referrals to these local businesses. The payout for a qualified local business lead is from $10-$50 depending on call origination and duration. Tissa has plans to add more local businesses to the ACME Phone Leads platform in 2011 and beyond. His vision is that ACME Phone Leads would become the equivalent of Clickbank affiliate network promoting local businesses rather than digital products.
ACME Phone Leads Is A Win-Win For Both Local Businesses And Affiliate Marketers
Local businesses integrated into the ACME Phone Leads platform are expected to get more phone leads and see increases in revenue as a result of affiliate promotions. They would have access to a customer base which was previously unreachable. If a local business has a phone number in their website, ACME Phone Leads makes it very easy for affiliates to create a duplicate website and replace that phone number with a trackable toll-free number within the platform which then gets forwarded to the local business.
There are ample benefits to both affiliates and local businesses using the ACME Phone Leads platform. Affiliates earn pay-per-call commissions and residue income from a 5 level multi-level marketing compensation plan when they shared the business opportunity with others. Local businesses will only pay for qualified leads and results. They don’t have to worry about local lead generation but is expected to see an increase in their bottom line.
Overall, ACME Phone Leads is the perfect business solution for both local affiliate marketers and local business. The bottom line is that there will be dramatically increase commissions and business revenues when they work together to achieve the common objective of building a bigger and more responsive customer base. This is the future of affiliate marketing and the evergreen ACME Phone Leads platform is built to last in spite of everything out there.
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