Affiliate program is the starting place for
a big majority of home entrepreneurs and beginners in Internet Marketing,
because of the small amount of work involved. There is some elements that you
must absolutely look for before you start promoting an affiliate product …
Tip # 1. Promote a unique product to get
Promoting a product which is already being
sold by affiliates or hundreds will not give you the same results as if you
have a unique proposition. A different product that only some affiliates
distribute. That kind of program is a little bit difficult to find because it
is not in the interest of the merchant to do so in the short term.
Tip # 2. Effective and powerful affiliates
When you are ready to promote, you may be
lost if you are new to affiliates marketing. Actually, most of the beginners
take months to make their first sale, because the merchant doesn’t help them in
their hard work. So be sure to find a powerful and clear affiliates resource
section. That will skyrocket your chances of success. A good communication with
the merchant is hard to find, but it is a must.
Try to find these resources, or some of
Tip # 3. Example of effective resources:
* Brandable ebooks to give away or sell at a
little price with your own affiliate ID links to generate leads … and sales.
* Sales letters provided.
* Templates of the emails to send to your
list( s), pre-writen email or even better.
* Free promotional tips provided, to make
money without spending thousands in the beginning (a must for beginners).
* Advices and tips for paid promotional
techniques (don’t loose all your money in something that don’t bring results).
* Redirect links through your own website.
For example: www.yoursite.com/theaffiliatesite/.
Tip # 4. Good Tracking software.
It is a very important part. You must be
able to monitor almost everything in your resources section: you must be able
to track your sales, how many visitors came to your site and to the merchant
site, by which page they enter to the merchant site( here is the importance of
the redirect links).
You must be able to view your payment
history, and also how many people signed up underneath you if it is a two tiers
Tip # 5. Cookies plus IP addresses.
Today, it is a common practice by Internet
users to clear their cookies daily or weekly. If you spend money on PPC or any
other paid advertising to get a customer, you do not want to see another
affiliate get the commission you should have received. So try to choose an
affiliate program with a tracking software which takes also the IP address of
your future customer. By the way, recurring commissions are a must.
Last but not least, try to find associate
programs with the generous compensation plan and give a preference to the two
tiers affiliates programs because you will be paid on two levels. Good
promotion, and enjoy your affiliate life.