If you run your own affiliate program and you're trying to
recruit more people, you likely did all the basics - adding a
link on your site, submitting the affiliate program to
directories, etc. Since nearly everyone has their own affiliate
program these days, affiliate networks and directories are
getting a little crowded. If you're just starting out, you'll
likely start out at the bottom of the pile and it is especially
difficult if you sell only one or two products.
As the whole concept of affiliate marketing exploded with the
onset of ppc advertising and the ease of setting up affiliate
programs, so did the demand from internet marketers for only the
best affiliate opportunities. Just like you have to compete for
the best web traffic, you have to now compete to get the best
affiliates selling for you.
So how you do get more affiliates to promote your website?
Now this might surprise you, but if you're trying to find a way
to attract more affiliates, one good solution is through
reselling ebooks and software in a way that taps into the
money-making desires of affiliates. People want the biggest &
easiest commissions possible and will invest more time, energy &
resources into promoting programs with big payouts.
How do ebooks & software with resell rights fit into this
The more products you offer for sale, the more reasons
affiliates have to link to your website and the more visibility
you'll have in your affiliate network. If you offer very big
commissions (70-80-90%) on those ebooks, you're bound to get a
lot more attention from potential new affiliates. The goal here
is not in generating huge profits from reselling these products
- it's the traffic factor - getting a large amount of targeted
visitors into your site by having your affiliates do all the
work. If the visitors they send don't buy the ebooks you're
reselling, a good percentage of them will buy your main products
or click on some Adsense ads. If they do buy an ebook, then
that's just extra gravy on your potatos. Even if you end up with
a measly $5 on every sale, if your affiliates bring in 100 new
sales every day - then that's a fast $500 every day.
But I'm not saying you should increase affiliate commissions as
much as 90% for your main products - certainly not! That would
just be foolish. I'm saying that you offer these huge
commissions ONLY on the ebooks and software you are reselling.
When you think about it, the one-time cost of an ebook or
software reseller package ($30-$60) is probably one of the best
investments you can make and most contain dozens or even
hundreds of products to get started with.
As you gain more affiliates, you get more traffic, and thus make
About the author:
Carole Nickerson has been a successful internet marketer since
1998. To learn more about reselling ebooks, ebook reseller
marketing and ebooks with resell rights, visit:
Written by: Carole Nickerson, WealthAddict.com