Aren't You Making a Ton of Cash as an Affiliate?
Why Aren't You Making a Ton of Cash as an Affiliate?
5 keys to you becoming a successful affiliate:
1) HAS THE OWNER OF THE PROGRAM DONE HIS OR HER RESEARCH?
Before you become an affiliate for someone, you want to know one
major thing. You want to be very sure they've taken the time to
test their whole sales process!
Have they invested some of their own time and money into fine-tuning
and improving their sales letter until it really converts visitors
into buyers? Is their ordering process simple for your prospects
The last thing you want to do is spend a lot of your time and money
to generate traffic to a sales letter that can't sell its way out
of a paper bag, right?
One way to figure this out is to use a little common sense. How
does the sales letter affect you? Is it professional? Does it suck
you in? Do you find you can't stop reading it because you just need
to know how this product can help solve the problem it's saying
Does it make you want to buy? The last thing you want to do to
the lifeblood of your business (your prospects) is sell them "junky"
2) $25 MINIMUM
You should pick a product that pays you at least $25 for each sale.
Unless you become an affiliate for more than one product (we'll
touch on this point a little later), stick to the $25 as a minimum
price point so you can take your advertising costs out and still
make a profit.
3) FREE TO JOIN
It must be free to join an affiliate program. If they are charging
you to join, or require you to buy their product first, it's not
an affiliate marketing program.
4) WHERE TO FIND GOOD AFFILIATE PROGRAMS
A great place to start is Clickbank. They have one of the largest
affiliate marketing programs you can find. Just go to http://www.clickbank.com
and get a clickbank ID.
At Clickbank's home page, go to "Earn Commissions" and
search for products that fit you and your site. They are even ranked
in order of popularity. That's another sign of whether it's a program
worth your time.
Another place you can go is
Amazon has a good affiliate marketing program. Go to http://www.amazon.com
and click on "Join Associates" near the bottom of the
page. You won't get as much of a commission for each sale as you
will from Clickbank or Lifetime Commissions but it does accumulate
5) USE A CONTENT SITE
The real key to being successful with affiliate marketing is to
develop a good content based website and weave your affiliate links
into all your content. You want to "pre-sell" your prospects
rather than "sell" them.
Leave the job of "selling" to the sales letter page you
are transferring them to. Your job is to provide your prospects
with good, quality content regarding whatever they are interested
in. Inside this information, when it's relevant, just "recommend"
that they click to an offer you honestly believe will be of immense
help to them.
Wouldn't you rather have a friend recommend you something of value
and allow you the time to consider whether it's right for you rather
than be "sold"? Everyone who visits your site
feels the same so remember this.
We mentioned earlier that we'd discuss becoming an affiliate for
more than one product and how it affects the minimum commission
you're willing to accept. If you put together a content site as
we're recommending, the $25 minimum isn't as critical.
Of course, you'd like the maximum, fair commission possible, but
if you have 15 or so programs you're recommending, you can offer
quality products for less. If one of your products
brings you $10-$15 in commission and you have some others paying
you $25, $75 or more, you can see you're averaging a good return
About the Author
David Huizar and Matthew
Zavadil (http://www.zero2hero2day.com) help you to "Unleash
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