The past 2 years has clearly outlined the fact that focusing on one market only, has its downside. Most of the internet marketers who focused only on the US market felt reductions in conversions and sales. But some of the affiliates were able to fill their income reduction by expanding their business overseas. Sure, US is huge and maybe still making the most to any internet marketer but I am telling you now, straight forward in your face, if you are not involve with any international you have to stop everything and get a game plan. You are missing, the biggest market in the world, the world itself with its amazing economy and money to spend the offers and products you promote.
Here are a few reasons why most internet marketers & affiliates do NOT cover the international market:
1) Language Barrier – this is a huge thing for people and I would say is more mentally than actually a real barrier to overcome. Think about the first time you ever landed in Paris, France and most people don’t speak English. How will one cope with creating ads, keywords, optimize campaigns and landing pages without knowing the language? Well, the world has changed and today you can hire online, people to work for you that know any language and for very low cost.
2) Offers – not too many offers are accepting international traffic. This statement is true but in the past 12 months I believe more and more offers are being designed for the international market and today in any area (even diet) you can find products shipped worldwide and offer accepting users from almost everywhere. Search for these offers, they are there.
3) Comfort Zone – this is also a mental barrier. You already making money of something and it’s easier to be lazy (yeh, it is) and not leave your comfort zone and build yourself a new adventure. Well you can do that but you can also expand your mind, cross your own barriers and explore new opportunities.
4) Didn’t really think about it – so now when you know it, no excuses…
so…what is your excuse?!