Ways to Get Out of Your Affiliate Quagmire
Five Ways to Get Out of Your Affiliate Quagmire
You probably know by now that affiliate programs provide one of
the most popular ways to make money on the Internet. But making
a living online from them is hard enough with different people telling
you different things. However, there are some techniques you can
follow to increase your chances of success.
The following five ways can multiply your affiliate sales and,
more importantly, your name recognition which will mean more affiliate
sales to come.
-- Offer a free e-course with affiliate link(s) added throughout.
This will get people to: 1) visit your site if you're leading them
to a subscribe form and/or 2) allow you to follow-up with them several
times. You'll have a better chance of making the sale and you'll
get some traffic.
Don't come up with just anything -- it has to be a quality e-course
with valuable information that people can actually use/learn from.
Otherwise, your reputation goes downhill and so will your ability
to sell anything.
-- Do some offline advertising for free publicity.
You could do press releases, radio or television interviews, classifieds
in newspapers or magazines, posting fliers in your local market,
etc. Your imagination is your only limit (besides the law, in some
cases, so check ;).
Not many people think about going offline when they have an online
business, and still less actually do it. You can be different and
bring in a fresh audience without them being distracted by other,
-- Write your own articles with your affiliate link in
This is especially worth your while for affiliate programs that
give you residual income. It's also a quick way to get started marketing
a new product in a completely different niche market than the one
you're currently working on. Or if you're like me, it can be an
easy way to generate some extra cash without going through the trouble
of setting up another website.
-- Be different than the competition by offering something
extra if they purchase through your website or link.
The best of the best affiliates think outside the box and offer
something different from the average affiliate. That's why they
are the best of the best and the average are just average. By giving
bonuses (preferably, unique ones) to people who buy through them
instead of their competitor, they not only increase their sales
but also build up a loyal mailing sublist at the same time.
-- Offer a free report to spread around like wildfire.
And not just any old free report. It actually has to be a good
one, preferably one that you created or had created for you. You
can put affiliate links in it or just point people back to your
website where you have your affiliate products or an offer to subscribe
to your publication on display.
Here's an extra idea: offer a report related to your business as
a low cost or virtually free lead generator on eBay. Then in the
listing, you can lead them to your About Me page where they can
request another free report, sign up for your publication, or just
visit your website. eBay has the traffic and the customers you're
looking for, just put your offer up and let them find it easily.
And there you have it. Five (actually, six) ideas you can use to
increase your affiliate sales and commission starting today. Of
course you don't have to do all of them, but using any one of them
should help to get you out of your affiliate quagmire.
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