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The Miracle of Pomegranate Affiliate Marketing

Updated on April 4, 2010

The Incredible Marketable Pomegranate

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Is Pomegranate Affiliate Marketing a Miracle?

The Miracle of Pomegranate Affiliate Marketing starts with a perfunctory Google search for the phrase "Pomegranate Affiliate". We observe "about 127,000" results. Google allows us access to only the first 1000; we can only imagine the strange and wonderful configurations hidden deep in the depths of cyberspace.

Affiliate Marketing provides two income streams. Entrepreneurs market a product or product line and recruit others to do the same. Money ostensibly rolls in from product mark-ups along with commissions on the sales of affiliates. Famous hubber Uninvited Writer sagely observed that there's no such thing as passive income, but profiting from the transactions of your affiliates might be the next best thing. Sign 'em up and turn 'em loose.

Is there a market for Pomegranate Juice?

Dang tootin' there is.

Google doesn't lie. With over 100,000 web sites yearning to sign up affiliates and over 363,000 sites hitting on the phrase "pomegranate juice", public awareness of the (allegedly) miracle fruit should be relatively high. Welch's puts pomegranate juice in their concord grape blended drinks. Given that Welch's has signed up such affiliates as Kroger, Publix, and Sam's Club, the squishy Pomegranate has landed squarely in the mainstream.

Does Science drink Pomegranate Juice?

Science and pseudo-science agree: the Pomegranate has cool stuff in it. Pomegranate molecules scrub free radicals from your body better than red wine and green tea, at least according to folks that sell Pomegranate juice. As they keep repeating it, people begin to believe it.

A simple filter applied to your Google search may provide useful information beyond the hype of The Miracle of Pomegranate Affiliate Marketing. Submit this search request to Google:

pomegranate juice site:.edu


This search limits results to sites that end in .edu, which typically have more cachet than for-profit pages such as TheMiracleOfPomegranateAffiliateMarketing.com. We can safely assume that a site ending in .edu might be motivated by something other than profit, at least on the surface. Our search returns only 2570 results. This is getting interesting.

"Pomegranate juice may prevent newborn brain injuries"

So screams the headline from The Washington University in St. Louis: http://record.wustl.edu/news/page/normal/5484.html. Read on and learn that the study was sponsored by POM Wonderful, a U.S. producer of pomegranates and pomegranate juice. Grant money is a wonderful thing.

"Pomegranate Juice: Elixir of Life?"

The Vanderbilt University psychology department presents us with this nugget of thoughtfulness at http://healthpsych.psy.vanderbilt.edu/PomegranateJuice.htm.

"Pomegranate Juice Helps Keep PSA Levels Stable in Men With Prostate Cancer"

Visit the University of California to read this report: http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/article/8288

Is there money in the Pomegranate Juice Affiliate Miracle?

As long as enough thirsty people are too busy to sign up for an affiliate account, there's money to be made. When we reach the point that everyone is selling Pomegranate Juice to themselves, it's time to identify a new superfood craze.

Here's a site that rates the affiliate sites: http://www.affiliatescout.com/pomegranate.html. Settle in for an evening's reading of more metadata than you can shake a Jack Lalanne Power Juicer Deluxe at. Delve into:

  • 2nd and 3rd tier commission rates,
  • minimum purchase requirements, 
  • payment thresholds, and
  • affiliate tracking software.


Where are all the affiliates?

Affiliates are necessary to realize The Miracle of Pomegranate Affiliate Marketing. Nothing happens until the squishy fruit entrepreneur puts down the remote, reseals the bag of chips, and gets off the sofa. Affiliates won't come to you. Eventually you'll run out of sympathetic friends and family. The single secret to building a powerful network of affiliates is to recruit, train, and motivate. Stage Pomegranate parties in your home. Sponsor Pomegranate floats in community parades. Purchase advertising on high school football scoreboards.

Coach up your affiliates to bring friends to your home parties. Teach them to schedule their own parties witrh their own affiliates while assuring them that you'll be there to help them along. Face-to-face interaction is the most effective way to convince a human of anything. One home party trumps a thousand blind email messages from a third-party mailing list.

Make the party low key and fun. It's not college; no exams, no lectures, no rigid time schedule. Present your points and your opportunity, then get out of the way while your guests sample Pomegranate wares. They can't sell what they haven't tasted.

Don't expect much. Unless you're Zig Ziglar, most of your guests will wander away unimpressed. The tiny percentage of people who are sincerely interested in affilate marketing will grasp the concept almost immediately. Everyone else had a built-in excuse to fail before they walked through your door:

  • It's too scary to sell to people.
  • Everyone's already doing it.
  • I don't have time.
  • You aren't making money, how will I?

it may seem crass, but affiliate marketing boils down to a numbers game. Present your plan to enough people and sooner or later the recruits will assemble in your living room. Don't waste time on wafflers. Embrace their friendship, but don't impose expectations that they aren't equipped to meet.

Conclusion

The Pomegranate Affiliate Marketing Miracle must come from within. All the pieces are in place. Go make it happen.

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    • nicomp profile imageAUTHOR

      nicomp really 

      8 years ago from Ohio, USA

      Just checked again... 6 out of 6 on Google and 5 out of 6 on Yahoo, but still less than 100 page views after 3 months. Sigh!

    • nicomp profile imageAUTHOR

      nicomp really 

      8 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @Niteriter: Oh my goodness! I left off the comment module! Thanks for reminding me. It's back now.

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      Niteriter 

      8 years ago from Canada

      I would have signed up for your affiliate program had you allowed me to comment on the good Mrs. O. W. Throgmorton. While reflecting on her success, I had visions of my web presence rising into the stratospheric regions where her humble little strip mall store has grown. The visions have all dimmed now since you forced me to search out another Hub on which to have my say.

    • nicomp profile imageAUTHOR

      nicomp really 

      8 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @drbj: perspicacious! Bless you.

    • drbj profile image

      drbj and sherry 

      8 years ago from south Florida

      Seems like pomegranates and their respective juices do everything for a human but make the bed and wash the dishes. But so far, I've managed to remain pomegranate-free. Thanks for the perspicacious hub.

    • nicomp profile imageAUTHOR

      nicomp really 

      8 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @lmmartin: Wow. I didn't know anyone cared that much.

    • lmmartin profile image

      lmmartin 

      8 years ago from Alberta and Florida

      You need an anti-psychotic to remove pomegranates and their attendant miracles and marketing opportunities from your brain, something to put an end to this obsession with the fruit. As far as affiliate marketing opportunities go, might I suggest a pharmacy site, pushing generic drugs manufactured in India and easily available without a prescription (though the site does maintain an in-house MD who will prepare one for you based on the six simple questions you answer.) Certainly drugs are a longer lasting commodity, and there is unlimited demand.

      Drugs beat pomegranates every time.

      On an unrelated and irrelevant note, I see your personal score is now one point from 100. Come on -- all you need to do is chase one more carrot -- but please, no more pomegranates.

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      Carolyn Blacknall 

      8 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I guess I would have to learn how to spell "affiliate" and "pomegranate". Good hub!

    • dusanotes profile image

      dusanotes 

      8 years ago from Windermere, FL

      I think I love Pomegranate juice, but have only had it a time or two in my life. I know it's very healthy. Don White

    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile image

      DeBorrah K Ogans 

      8 years ago

      Nicomp, Thank you for sharing the health benefits of "pomegranates" Blessings!

    • nicomp profile imageAUTHOR

      nicomp really 

      8 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @Aya Katz : Hopefully you and millions of your friends!

    • Aya Katz profile image

      Aya Katz 

      8 years ago from The Ozarks

      Nicomp, any hub with "miracle" and "pomegranate" in the title has my total support!

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