How to utilise your affiliates to get results

It’s no secret that if you have your own product or service you can explode your profits exponentially by having your own successful affiliate program. The problem lies in the fact that people just don’t have their program set up in the right way resulting in a poor amount of traffic and therefore sales from their affiliates.

In this article I am going to outline some tricks and strategies that anyone with their own affiliate program should use in order to take their online business to the next level.

Encourage People to Sign Up

Here’s where most people go wrong. They set up an affiliate program and have a links that says “click here to sign up” and then that’s it. You need to sell your affiliate program. Have a mini sales letter that explains the benefit of people signing up. Tell them their commissions and how they can earn a living without ever having to create a product or have a web site just by promoting your products.

Provide Affiliates with Marketing Materials

Here’s another big one. Site owners get people to sign up their affiliate program and then just leave them to it. It’s like they’re saying “thanks for signing up, now go and make me some cash”. That’s ridiculous. You need to do all the hard work for your affiliates if you want to start earning the big bucks.

Provide your affiliate with email promotions, articles, press releases, pay per click ads, banner adverts and whatever else you can create that will enable people to promote your site to the masses with as little work as possible.

Here’s the thing. You could write an article and submit it to article directories all over the internet and do very well for yourself. However if you just had one hundred affiliates blasting that article all over the net you’ve just multiplied your marketing power by one hundred. This is the key to making massive amounts online.

If you can’t write articles etc yourself hire someone to do so from but do provide your affiliates with marketing materials or your just setting yourself up for having a very mediocre internet business

Have an Affiliate Only Newsletter

Here’s a real gem. Have an email list of only your affiliates. Each week send out a mini blueprint on how they can market your products and earn a commission. Inform them of new products you’ve just launched or new marketing materials you’ve just added to your affiliate’s area.

Another great method you can use with this is to have a weekly completion. Each week your affiliate, who earns the most, gets an extra one hundred dollars or whatever you can afford. Mention the winner in each week’s newsletter and say things like “who thinks they can overtake Joe Bloggs as being my top affiliate? Come on guys I know I’ve got some great marketers signed up as my affiliates prove it and I’ll mention you in next week’s newsletter”.

This is great. Psychologically you are motivating your affiliates to promote your products like crazy to get recognition as being your “top gun”. Often ego trips are just as motivating as money.

Motivate Your Affiliates and Explode Your Profits

This week I’ve been talking about what you need to do in order to earn a serious living online through having your own affiliate program. Done properly this could earn you more money than you could ever have dreamed of. The methods in this week’s newsletter outline what you need to do to in order to overcome the three barriers of starting an affiliate program

 You need to:

Persuade people to sign up

Make it easy for them to market

Motivate them to market fast and market hard.

Do this and you’ll be able to create a hugely successful affiliate program and you’ll sell a truckload of your products without any real hard work or any costs.

I assure you that if you just put one or two of these simple to implement strategies into place you will see a marked improvement on both your affiliate sign ups, and your affiliates actively marketing your products. Just give it a go!

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