It's been almost 3 yrs since I have been in this industry and have learnt several ways to promote products online. Here is one of my secret techniques which tends to get some real quick sales. Hope you guys like it.
I have seen several people making videos and putting them on you tube and other social video sites but they often have to wait several months just to collect some decent views. Now here is a little experiment I did a long time ago....
I picked up a decent dating related product. Went to a humor site something like this- Funny Women Quotes - Funny Quotes about Women . Picked up some jokes off it...made a slide show using it and recorded it on camtasia.
I named the video something like- "7 Secrets about women most men don't know"(Not actually what I named it but just an example). This headline is very catchy and would get you instant views.
At the end of the video I put a call to action line saying something like- You don't know the rest yet. Do you want to know how you can make any girl desperately chase you even if you are ugly, broke or have no life?
Visit- www.examplesite.com right now and find out before it's too late.
I would say redirect your site directly to the merchant page since it would work better. At the same time this is a great way to get a lot of opt ins but as far as I know it does get a lot of sales too therefore direct linking would work great.
But here is the big secret. Most people tend to submit to several video sites but that would not work too well and might take a lot of time.
Go straight to break.com and only submit there. They have a recently submitted video tab where almost every video gets great views. Use a catchy headline and you can expect more than 5000 views within the very first 10 minutes.
Hope you guys find this useful.