Two Christmases ago I tugged on one of those paper crackersand after a small bang, out popped a piece of yellow paperthe size of a credit card.
On one side was a riddle that didn't make much sense, buton the other side was an 'Inspirational Quote' that made alot of sense.
So much so, that I still have it in my wallet.
This is what it said: "The shortest and best way to makeyour fortune is to let people see clearly that it is intheir interests to promote yours".
I'm constantly amazed to see affiliate programs that offer20%, or even as little as 15%, to their affiliates.
It is generally accepted that the production of anyinformation product is only 10 percent of the wholeprocess.
What's the other 90 per cent? Marketing!
My own affiliate program gives 50% commissions, and Iwouldn't dream of offering less. After all, who makes thesale - me or the affiliate?
It may be disappointing to see 50% of your sale price goingto your affiliates. But it's worth remembering this:without your affiliate, that sale simply wouldn't haveoccurred.
Of course, there are many other factors involved inbuilding a successful affiliate program, but this is thefirst and most important: make your affiliates your equalpartners, because they'll be doing 90% of the work.
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10 Sizzling Tips For Affiliates
1. Create an infopacked mini site.
Choosing a Niche Market to Promote - Affiliate Marketing
I think it truly goes without saying that there are some niche markets that do incredibly well, some that do "ok" and others that just totally flop.So what's a safe way of choosing a niche market to promote?The first place I would be looking is to see "how many people are actually searching those types of keywords".
Promoting Affiliate Programs through Personal Recommendations
Publishing articles online is a highly effective way to increase affiliate revenue. In the current marketing environment, it is increasingly important to differentiate yourself.
Why Arent 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 to navigate?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.
What Puts The Super In Super Affiliate?
To be super at anything means to excel beyond the scope of average or achieve superiority status.Super affiliates do just that.
High Paying Lateral Keywords
If you run AdSense on your site you know that some words pay more than others, much more in fact. More than likely you have also learned that terms like "structured settlements" and "mesothelioma" can produce incredibly high PPC revenue, if they show up on your site at all.
Finding the Perfect Affiliate Program
Finding a good affiliate program can be sometimes daunting and overwhelming task, but it doesn't have to be. Luckily the web is filled with excellent resources for identifying the best affiliate programs.
How To Build Your Sales
You may have heard of joint venture marketing, It's used frequently by savvy entrepreneurs to increase profits and add loads of prospects to their customer list.So what is joint venture marketing (or j/v)?Speaking at the Information Marketing Boot Camp (http://www.
Collect Visitors Info First Before Sending Them To Affiliate
Honestly, I'm not a big affiliate fan because in the past I haven't gotten 90% of the money promised either because they disappear before they pay out or they have so many exceptions -- paying out once a quarter, has to be over X dollars first, etc. Another negative side is that some of them think that 10% commission or some low amount is worth the 20 hours it takes for us to sell it.
How To Super Charge Your Affiliates
In my article "Affiliate Marketing What Is It And Why Use It?", I stated that only 5% of your affiliates will do 95% of the sales. If you don't follow this guide, you might not even get that.
Is There Any Money On Over Saturated Markets?
Well that depends ultimately on you! Let me explain?I have tackled a few over-saturated markets that are just splattered everywhere on the internet and at first when I tried I pretty much failed miserably. You wanna know why?Because I was doing EXACTLY what every other bloody Tom, Dick and Harry was doing? I was trying to promote products that were already being marketed the exact same way everyone else did! I took the obvious trail that most others do!But of course I wasn't going to give up without a battle - I had to put my thinking cap on, I knew there had to be a way so I didn't give up! I got creative and looked for ways to promote these products that sell so well (Heck who doesn't want to sell a product that people jump at right?)Here is what I did? I started marketing these products tactfully in other niche's I had.
Affiliate + Blogs = Money
I've been an affiliate for a long time, trying different ways and many different sites to make money. When I first started there were many things I didn't know and it seemed like I was banging my head against the wall just to make a few dollars.
Your Affiliate Business and Taxes
Starting a home-based business on the Internet is easy you say.
You have your web page built, your affiliate links and you're
ready to go.
JV and Grow Rich
To illustrate the concept of arranging simple joint ventures that can lead to exciting new business opportunites, I am including a short story and correspondence that led me down a grand path to a very successful deal that involves one of the most successful personal and financial achievement books ever written, not to mention partnering with a living legend.To start things off, in early July of 2002 I read "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill for the first time in my 36 years of existance on this spinning orb of madness.
How Much do YOU Charge Per Hour? Avoid the Question by Setting up Passive Income Streams
If you work with clients, at some point in your career,
you've probably been asked, "What's your hourly rate?" or "How much do you charge per hour?"Now, you and I both know this question isn't totally
relevant, even if you provide services like I do. Because it
doesn't really matter how much I charge per hour.
Why Building Affiliate Websites Are the Way to Go
It seems that everybody is into making money online these days. By far, the largest market place in the world is right there in front of you within the cyber world of the internet.
12 Ways To Promote Your Affiliate Program
Hundreds of people sign up for affiliate programs everyday because they look at this partnership as an easy way of having their own business. Although you don't have to worry about the many factors that come from owning other types of businesses, one factor that is important with an affiliate business is marketing and promotion.
Learning Internet Marketing the Hard Way
Ok, so after reading many articles on internet marketing I decided to take
the plunge and started my own website, and decided that url should be something that by itself would bring the shoppers to the website in droves.The url chosen was www.
How to Become a Better Affiliate
First of all you need to understand that an Affiliate Program takes time to make it work. No one achieved "financial freedom" overnight.
How To Use Articles To Build Your Affiliate Program
Articles are the perfect promotional tool for your affiliates - they bring in more sales than banners, book covers, and ezine ads. Your affiliates can post them on their website, use them in their newsletter, or turn them into a free eBook.