Affiliate Marketing Nightmare - Don't Let This Happen To You!

Written by Chris Ellington

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Why You? It's likely that you're notrepparttar only company offeringrepparttar 149729 chance to sell a product or service like yours. Give your prospective affiliates a reason to choose your program over your competitor's. Do you do it faster, better, cheaper? Why is it going to be easier and more profitable to sell for you than for someone else? Why do you deserve their attention? Why do you deserverepparttar 149730 attention of their visitors?

With 20 years of direct sales under my belt, I certainly know how to craft a presentation to crush my competition. I put direct comparisons to other article submission services right on my home page. I created an instructional video to make it easy to submit articles. Audio prompts explain every step ofrepparttar 149731 way. I have a long listing of places that articles are submitted. There is no reason someone would want to do article submission on their own (because it's tedious) or with any of my competitors (they don't haverepparttar 149732 reach, and their prices are exorbitant) so I knew that there was no problem in this area. So I moved on torepparttar 149733 final point.

Promote! Promote! Promote! You have to be as diligent in promoting your affiliate program as you are in promoting your products. You have to let people know that you've got a great deal for them. You must let people know that you have an affiliate program, you must provide tools, banners, graphics, articles, ads, and links that they can use to drive traffic to your site.

This was my problem. I was suffering under a "If you build it, they will come" delusion, and it almost killed my response. I didn't even know how hidden my affiliate link was, until I had a conversation (remember, I'm a talkative guy) with a new affiliate. She was an existing customer. She had been torepparttar 149734 site, pored over it, in fact, and had asked questions. She had used our services, so when I asked her what prompted her sudden interest in joiningrepparttar 149735 affiliate program, I was shocked by her response. "I didn't even know you were set up for affiliates until I read it Michael Campbell's Internet Marketing Secrets newsletter. ( When I saw that he was telling people how great your service was, I said, "Hey, I can do that!"

So it wasn't until I started promotingrepparttar 149736 service that I discovered how important it is to promoterepparttar 149737 affiliate program as much as it is to promoterepparttar 149738 article submission service itself. To ensure that it's easy to find, I have movedrepparttar 149739 affiliate link on my site. It's now prominently displayed right in my main navigation and clearly marked "Become an Affiliate".

I hope that you'll take this story to heart and implement these four techniques. Start by adjusting your program, make sure you talk with your customers, check your value proposition, and then begin trumpeting your affiliate program fromrepparttar 149740 rooftops. You'll see a quick improvement in your affiliate sign ups!

Chris Ellington gives effective and easy to implement marketing strategies to small business owners and home business entrepreneurs. His Article Marketer website drives thousands of targeted web visitors to your site by distributing your articles to editors and publishers around the world. Try it for free at

Brainstorm: The Essential First Step to Website Development

Written by Kenneth Elliott

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Try to get a page full of interests. This in why I said, allow this stage to be free flowing. Just look at it like this. The more topics you have,repparttar more content you will have,repparttar 149501 more content you have,repparttar 149502 more money you will make. Every interest/topic you have can potentially be a website in itself. Just imagine this, if you just had five websites from five topics that generate $40 dollars per day each. Thatís $200 x 30 days = $6000 dollars per month. Multiply that by 12 months and you have $72,000 dollars per year. And thatís from just five topics from your list. Now letís say you have 20 of these website, its mind boggling.

So do everything you can to brainstorm a full page list. And continue to add to it any time you get inspiration. It will definitely pay off in dividends inrepparttar 149503 future.

Kenneth Elliott is the owner of, and websites. He helps real people realize their dreams of a successful affiliate experience. Discover why so many have found their ideal business with Kenneth Elliott today.

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