One of the biggest fears new Affiliate managers have is in finding new affiliates. This fear is a stumbling block that stops many site owners from getting started with affiliate
Interestingly, with a proper marketing strategy, getting affiliates may not be very difficult. Given below are some tips that may help in attracting new affiliates.
"Complementary" sites are a sites that sell products or
services that compliment your offerings. If you sell "gardening tools", a site that sells books on "gardening tips" would be a perfect affiliate.
If you sell software, try looking for sites that sell computers
or computer parts. Finding sites that already attract your
target market, and can benefit from recommending your
product or service to their visitors, is the goal.
There are many sites that do not sell any kind of product or service but are mainly content-oriented sites. Such sites promote an idea, concept, study or belief. Content sites that are used as a resource for your target market are ideal affiliates.
Each of your affiliate types will have different needs; some of
their needs will overlap, but you should find a distinct
difference in many of their needs.
Take a look at your affiliates and try to
determine one outstanding characteristic that can easily be
compared across the board and choose at least three types of
Different types of affiliates will need different linking methods. Let's use the example above where we had different groups based on sales. Your low sales group may be satisfied with a banner or two to place on their site. Your medium sales type may be interested in an article or two for added content on their site.
Your high sales group will probably pass up banners for articles, guestbooks, email ads and signature files.
The Third Step involves the process of creating and compiling linking methods for each group of affiliates. Based on the needs you identified in Step two, create and compile linking methods for each type. Here are a few linking methods to think about.
Banners - Though they aren't as effective as other linking
methods, banners are still widely used and expected. Make
banners in a variety of sizes to fit tops of pages, bottoms, toolbars, sidebars and other miscellaneous areas.
Articles - These are great for affiliates that need content for their websites and newsletters. Be sure that your articles are articles and not ads.
Email Ads - Your active affiliates may be interested in placing ads in e-zines or their own newsletters. Try writing a few ads in different lengths.
Signature Files - Dedicated affiliates may even add your tag to their signature line. Give them a few witty lines to choose from.
Guestbooks: - Let your affiliates help you build your Opt-In email lists with guestbooks. Offer them a commission for each email address they send you, or each resulting sale from the subscribers they send you.
Product Images - Give your affiliates images that show and
link directly to specific products. They'll be able to choose an image specific to their site, or choose several images to display.
Review each affiliate Type and match them up with your new
linking methods. You may have some linking methods that overlap Types -- this is okay. Just be sure you are concentrating on the affiliates' needs.
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