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What is an affiliate - An affiliate is an associate or a partner. So in simple terms affiliate marketing means marketing by partners.
Affiliate Programs Ease the Process of Making Money on the Net. There are a Lot of Affiliate Programs out there that will pay you a Lot of Money for Promoting their Products or Placing their Banners / Pop Ups on your Site.
Last Updated - 20th September 2005
If you are willing to do two things, then you can become a top-selling affiliate in just about any reseller program.
First things first, you've got to know what you are doing. Becoming a top affiliate is a never-ending learning process.
Secondly, you've got to apply what you have learned. It's one thing to read this page.....it's another thing to actually put into practice what you read.
If you want to become an income producer with affiliate programs then learn the ropes and put them into practice. That's a sure-fire formula for success.
Reasons why most affiliates never earn very much income from affiliate programs ...
- Simply put up a link. One of the biggest problems that I see is that many affiliates simply put a link on their website and sit back for the sales to come flooding in. For that to happen, you've got to have tens of thousands of visitors to your website every day. And, unfortunately, very few affiliates have that kind of traffic. Problem number one is simply putting up a link or banner on the website and expecting that to be enough. It isn't.
- Focus on too many programs. Another problem is trying to promote too many affiliate programs simultaneously. While there is nothing wrong with being actively involved in multiple reseller programs it does take some strategy in order to pull it off. Putting together training centers or eBooks with a logical, systematic use of affiliate links is a great idea...putting together a string of affiliate links on a page and hoping people will "click" is not. Most surfers are looking for information, not offers. Too many offers often equals "exit stage left." Also, affiliate links should COMPLEMENT each other, not COMPETE with each other. It's logical to be promoting an ezine affiliate program and a joint venture affiliate program together - it's not logical to be promoting two ezine affiliate programs together.
- Don't put into practice their training.
- Aren't willing to invest. Earning income as an affiliate doesn't happen by chance. It takes an effort, especially when there are hundreds or even thousands competing against you. Many affiliates aren't willing to invest any money or time in promoting the affiliate program. With solo mailings as cheap as $5.00, there just isn't any excuse for not spending money to promote your reseller link.
- Give up too quickly. This is probably THE biggest problem. For some reason, many people have unrealistic expectations when it comes to affiliate programs. Either they expect too much, or they expect results too quickly.
Unless you are already established OR are willing to invest time and at least some money, you'll probably not see the kind of success that many of the top affiliates see.
Many affiliates join the program, when they don't earn or see significant results almost overnight, they push that program to the back burner. And then they jump on the next "program of the month" and repeat the cycle.
Of course, you can look at the flipside of that and see why some affiliates do very well...
- They DON'T simply put up a link. They do a lot of marketing: ezines, joint ventures, pay-per-click search engines, ad swaps, writing articles, eBooks, etc. You reap what you sow.
- They DON'T focus on too many programs. You'll find that most top selling affiliates focus on ONE or TWO key programs that they promote. Then, they market other affiliate programs through back-end references. They make strategic recommendations that don't conflict or compete, but rather complement other programs they are involved in.
- They DO put into practice the training they receive. When a fresh idea comes along, they jump on it. You'll find that most top selling affiliates are OPPORTUNISTS and not PROCRASTINATORS. They don't waste any time waiting for the crowd to catch up to what they are doing. They are first in line when it comes to putting ideas into practice.
- They ARE willing to invest both their time and their money. You'll find them purchasing ezine ads and bidding on keywords at the pay-per-click search engines. They create eBooks specifically to promote one or two programs. They work the web. If they make $50, $25 (or more) goes back into more promotion. They BUILD their affiliate business.
- They DON'T give up quickly. They are in it for the long haul. While they may test out new programs, they don't jump from program to program. You'll find that they CONTINUE to bring in sales from affiliate products they began promoting early on.
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