Why 2% Of The 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 your customer?
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 money 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 your commission.
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 to promote.
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. He has done
it full-time since 2000. His website shows online marketers where
they can get the best affiliate program he has found after searching
for 14 years and where to get the affiliate training they need to
become an online success from a "Super Affiliate". To learn more go