Essential Ways To Create Instant Affiliate Commissions
Written by Craig Warren
One of the easiest ways of starting an online business
and earning quick profits is through affiliate marketing.
With no website to develop, no product development to
achieve, no refunds or customer problems to deal with,
this is by far the most effective way of developing your
If you already have your affiliate products and you’re
working at making more sales, an increase in commissions
is the obvious goal of everyone. With more and more
products hitting the online market, it’s essential to
follow some simple yet crucial steps. So what are they?
If you want your affiliate program commissions to take
off, literally overnight, these are the steps you need
to seriously consider;
1. Do your research and check out the programs you’re
thinking about promoting. It’s pretty obvious that you
only want to promote a product that will give you the
maximum paycheck in the shortest possible time.
The main factors to consider when doing this are obvious
when you stop and think about them, but more often than
not, are not fully considered before putting your time
and money into making your product pay.
Check the commission structure and make sure it pays
well. Also, try to find products that match your target
audience and are already paying well to other affiliates.
You soon know when a program isn’t meeting up to it’s
promises – that’s the time to reconsider its worth and
move on to the next.
As you’re probably going to be one of many affiliates
promoting the same product, especially if it’s a good
one, establish your USP – or Unique Selling Position.
Set yourself up as offering that little something extra
that makes you stand out above the crowd. Write a short
article to give away as an incentive to potential buyers.
This gives you both greater credibility and extra drawing
Give information that’s not only free, but useful. When
you do this, if what you give away for free is good,
people naturally expect a great deal more from the bought
product. Make recommendations about the product within
the report if you can, and try to give just enough
information to make people need the actual product.
2. When giving away free reports or ebooks, save and
collect, at the very least, the name and email addresses
of all those who download your gift. It’s now widely
known that very few people make a purchase on their first
introduction to a product.
This is where an autoresponder is invaluable as you can
create a whole series of follow-up messages to send to
these prospects to entice them into buying your product.
Anywhere between 6 and 10 messages are needed to finally
clinch the sale, so automate this process and capitalize
on the free report.
Once you have these prospects details, they are yours
until the person unsubscribes. This means that you can
send them information in the months ahead about other
products you’re promoting, long after they’ve bought the
If you develop an ezine, you are in a perfect position to
send more valuable and occasional free, information to
these prospects who now value you as a source of
knowledge and useful recommendations. You develop a
relationship with them and they may stay with you for
years to come. They begin to trust you and your
recommendations and eventually, are likely to buy from
3. Never underestimate the power of negotiation. Be
prepared to haggle with a seller whose goods you wish to
promote. Remember that all merchants need affiliates to
market and sell their goods and will be more inclined to
change their payment structure than potentially lose
business if they see you as a good source of income.
Be bold and you could find yourself receiving a greater
slice of the pie for all your advertising efforts. Don’t
be greedy but be fair and you will be respected for it.
4. Use effective advertising techniques. ‘Pay Per Click’
will give you the most immediate results if you do your
research right. Naturally, Google’s Adwords is a great
place to start, being leaders in the online PPC field.
But, look around and research the smaller players who
offer cheaper rates to a smaller audience.
Ezine Top Sponsor and Solo ads can also give you a huge
and quick return on your advertising buck with your ad
being received by a responsive audience of your chosen
And as with any advertising campaigns – track your
results. If you don’t know who’s clicking what, you’ll
never know which ads are working.
Use these techniques and you’ll soon see an immediate
improvement in your affiliate sales. Build on your
successes and expansion and growth will follow.
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