Why 2% Of Affiliates Make 98% Of The Sales
Have you ever wondered why most affiliates who promote products
don't make a living at what their doing? If you think about it,
the answer is quite simple. No real training from someone who
has done it before them.
Most new affiliates join a program, download the sales page and
put up a few ads and think the traffic is going to flock to
their site and that they are going to end up with lots of
sales.....and who told them this? The one who made the product
or some webmaster who's looking for affiliates.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news but that's just not going to
happen. You are 9 times more likely to fail then to succeed if
you use those techniques. Yet, that is exactly what the majority
of affiliates do and then wonder why they fail.
Here is what you really need to do to become an super-affiliate.
First, find the right program to promote. Just because you make
50-75% commission on a sale doesn't mean the product is worth
selling. 75% of $0.00 is still 0.00! Find a product or service
to promote that actually gives your customer their money's worth
and more. If you don't think it's an amazing deal....how will
Second, learn from someone who has made a comfortable living
from affiliate sales to show you the ropes. If they haven't been
a successful affiliate of a program, how can they show you how
to do it? If they don't know the steps they need to take, then
they can't tell you the steps either. The best people to learn
from are the "Super-Affiliates". They have been there and done
that and know exactly what needs to be done.
Third, make sure the promoter of the program just doesn't want
you to join their program to sell you more. For example, once
you join their program, is the promoter trying to sell you an
isp, web hosting, graphic software and etc? If so, where is
their heart? Is it in helping you become a success or in their
own interest? While it's ok to "upsell", it's not ok for the
program promoter to say you have to buy all this or that to be
able to sell their product. If they do, then find another
product or service to sell.
Fourth, keep your cost to a minimum. You don't need all those
bells and whistles to make money being an affiliate. Keep it
simple. Do you know there is an affiliate program out there that
can make you money even if you don't have a website, an email
list or product of your own right now? That's hard to believe,
isn't it? But it's true!
Fifth, how many levels are you getting paid for with your
affiliate program? I'm not taking about MLM, I'm talking
about...does you affiliate program have ways to make on the
front end, a higher upsell and a way to make money on back-end
sales? If not, then you are losing a lot of money that should be
yours to keep. Money the program promoter is making and not
sharing with you. If that's the case then find another product
or service to promote because you are losing the biggest part of
Sixth, does your affiliate program make you sales on auto-pilot
once it is set-up? This is very important as you don't want to
waste your time doing the same thing over and over again to make
sales. Do you have access to your own proprietary affiliate
tools provided by the promoter of your product and if so, does
he provide them free? If not, again look elsewhere for a product
You'll be able to tell if a product promoter is in it just for
the money for himself, or whether he is in it for your benefit
too. If he is trying to charge you for every little thing,
doesn't offer you intense, in-depth detailed training at least
at minimal cost, if not free, then more than likely he is after
your money whether you make a penny or not.
Find someone who has been a success at affiliate sales and has
made a living at it to learn their techniques and to model. Find
a great product that you are enthused about and find someone
that wants to help YOU and is not just in it for themselves.
About the author:
Charles E. White has been marketing online since 1991 and
full-time since 2000. His website caters to new internet
marketers and affiliates to help them find the things they need
to know to become an online success. Internetmoneymakingprograms.com
Written by: Charles E. White