There are a literally thousands of new affiliate businesses started each day on the Internet and a great many know nothing about online marketing strategies. Starting a new business is the easy part, making it a huge success is another story to be told.Many affiliate marketers will entice new prospects to join with them in their online business and that’s pretty much as far as they get because, they were taught nothing in the lines of marketing their business from their sponsor. How are we to understand marketing if our sponsors neglect to learn the marketing strategies that are out there today and teach them to us.If you’re a new prospect in a business and your sponsor doesn’t teach you how to market your business, your setting yourself up for failure, is it any wonder that there is a 97% failure rate in the new businesses started on the Internet today!When you join a affiliate business, the company will generally supply you with a affiliate website and the tools to get you started with, the tools you generally get with your website are the bare minimum.I must state here, that out of all the affiliate programs that I have been associated with, my currant affiliate program I’m with now and mind you, this is the business that I chose well in advance of choosing my blog builder, they have one of the first for a affiliate website, they have made it possible for each affiliate to apply some search engine optimization, such as keywords and keyword phrases. You can check out my website on my blog.Just having a affiliate website will put you at a disadvantage even with the optimization options you have with my business, the reason for this is because, every other affiliate that is in the same business will have the exact same website so, this could be thousands that have the same website. Why not get yourself separated from the pack and have a site that is completely yours and you have the power to do what you feel is right for you.I can’t recommend a blog enough to start your business with, they are really popular with all the search engines and you can implement a lot of online marketing strategies with a blog.There are so many online marketing strategies, just where do you begin? Once your blog is complete, hopefully you hired a SEO company to take care the tags and all the other search engine friendly operations to optimize your blog.You should have chosen the name of your blog carefully along with your URL. By no means get a blog that you don’t have control over and have the control over the c-panel, you should have access not only to your administrative area but, you should have a log in name and password to your c-panel.A blog lets you, as the administrator have control over the content that will be posted on your blog. Relevant content is a must, you can’t post articles on how to be an “automotive expert” and your niche market is “how to make baby cloths”. Stay within your niche market and the search engines will show you love for doing so.All the online marketing strategies that is out there today play their part in the success of your business. By employing as many as you can possibly handle on a consistent bases will help your business explode. Having a blog is like having a new born baby, you have to constantly feed the baby or it will die a hard death, while feeding your new baby, you will have to keep it clean and warm or it will become cranky and moody.Your blog lives and breathes by the Alexa ranking. The ideal of Alexa ranking is to get the lowest number possible. This is made possible by building backlinks to your blog, not just backlinks but, relevant backlinks. Search engines look at the backlinks and decide if the backlink is relevant to your content and does the backlink lend credibility to your site. Remember, the backlinks can’t be from an automotive site and your site is all about making baby cloths.Now, you have to feed your new baby with fresh, informative relevant content, posting as often as you can, that is, if you want to keep your baby healthy and alive. This baby will be dependent on you from here on into the ages. So, it’s time to start feeding your new dependent, the best way to do this is through article marketing. Article marketing is one of the best ways to build one way inbound links. Write article for your blog, write articles to submit to article directories and you will see your business being established before your very eyes.