'Resistance' means Success for Affiliates Written by David McKenzie
I often receive emails in my inbox asking me to join new affiliate programs. In fact, I probably receive about 20 such emails every week.
What should you do when you receive offers to join a new affiliate program?
Usually email goes something like “Please join our new incredible affiliate program that pays 50% direct commissions and 20% commissions for 2nd tier … “
Your mind immediately focuses on 20% direct commission and 10% indirect commissions that you receive on most of your existing affiliate programs.
It’s not enough. You could be earning more. You could be earning half on every sale! Quick, you better jump on this new affiliate program as it sounds like a real winner.
The mistake you probably made is to join new affiliate program at all.
Follow these 3 “Rules of Resistance” when deciding whether to join a new affiliate program. These will help you decide whether joining a new affiliate program is really right thing to do.
1. You should ONLY join a new affiliate program if you can remain focussed by adding it. Will it detract from affiliate programs you already promote? Does it “fit” with existing programs you promote.
Making Your OWN Business From Affiliate ProgramsWritten by Joe Bingham
WHY MAKE IT YOUR OWN BUSINESS? No matter how you look at it, if you're someone else's affiliate, you are, for most part, helping them build their business and not your own. Unless, that is, you take other's affiliate programs and re-sell items and MAKE YOUR OWN business out of them. Now don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with helping to build another's business while being paid a commission to do so. However, think of it this way. Have you seen cartoons where a newborn chick comes out of its shell and looks up at first animal it sees and says 'mama' even though it's a dog or something and not it's real mother? If you refer people directly to an affiliate web page with your advertising, who is it they are establishing a connection with? That's right, affiliate program, NOT with you. Now, if your advertising leads directly to YOUR web site for YOUR business where you then make a recommendation to affiliate programs or re-sell items you believe are valuable, who are they establishing their first connection with? That's right, YOU! Sure, as they purchase items or join affiliate programs they will identify with owners of those products or programs, but they will always remember YOU as one that sent them there. Which means they will also remember you and your site as a resource. Now doesn't that sound like a better way to do things?