Affiliate manager time savers

Written by Shawn Collins

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Justrepparttar FAQs Many questions from affiliates could have been answered by your FAQ document. But they weren't, because very few people actually bother to read them. Since some people do read them, you should have an exhaustive list of questions and answers that is easily accessed by your affiliates.

If you don't know what people are going to ask, try asking a select group of affiliates and co-workers to navigate through your program and ask them to each write down 2-3 questions. Answer these questions and you've got a FAQ. As your program grows, you will receive questions from your prospective affiliates - whenever you answer a new question, be sure thatrepparttar 102605 question and answer are added torepparttar 102606 FAQ.

You've still got that issue about nobody reading your FAQ, but there's an easy solution. E-mail your FAQ out torepparttar 102607 members of your affiliate program two to four times per year.

Educate to elevate Another measure you can take to reducerepparttar 102608 need for your affiliates to contact you is to provide them with educational resources, such as e-books and tutorials. If you share resources with your affiliates aboutrepparttar 102609 dynamics of affiliate marketing, and other tangentially related topics, not only will you minimize contact from affiliates, but you will also be contributing torepparttar 102610 improvement of your affiliate sites.

One new resource, "Affiliate Marketing 101," by Wayne and Kim Porter, is designed for those new affiliates that need some hand holding and a basic education in affiliate marketing. Pass these free excerpts along to your affiliates, and it will enable you to focus more on your key relationships.

Another free e-book that affiliate managers can share with their affiliates is "Search Engine School." I created this resource for ClubMom affiliates after receiving repeated requests for information on driving traffic. This e-book consists of easy, step-by-step lessons to help your affiliates achieve better placement inrepparttar 102611 search engines.

There's really no excuse for disregarding all but your super affiliates. Not only is it bad business to ignorerepparttar 102612 critical mass of your program, but it's invariably easy to curry favor withrepparttar 102613 Up-and-Comer and Onesie affiliates by answering their questions before they ask them. In order to properly manage your program and all of your affiliates, you've got to manage your time. And now you know how. As Francis Bacon once said, "knowledge itself is power."

Shawn Collins ClubMom Affiliate Manager 646-435-6513

How To Use Autoresponders With Affiliate Programs and Pop Up Windows

Written by Matthew May

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Make sure you replace "" withrepparttar domain for your free web host. You can find 100s of free web hosts at .

18. Click "File."

19. Click "Save as."

20. Namerepparttar 102604 file "index.html ."

21. Under save in choose "C."

22. Click "Save."

23. Sign up for a free autoresponder account at

24. Log into your account.

25. Go to "On Line Form Manager."

26. Go to "Configure Autoresponder."

27. Go to "Set Up Re-direct Link."

28. Type inrepparttar 102605 url of your affiliate website. (

29. Click your back button twice to go torepparttar 102606 autoresponder control panel.

30. Click "Get Form Code.

31. Leaverepparttar 102607 name and email fields checked exactly as they are.

32. Click generate form code.

33. Go to Start, Run, Programs, Accessories then notepad.

34. Copy and pasterepparttar 102608 form code you just generated into notepad.

35. Saverepparttar 102609 file to your C drive as popup.html

36. Upload both popup.html and index.html to your free web host.

37. Log back into your autoresponder control panel at and type in several follow up email messages about your business.

Go to your free website and open uprepparttar 102610 first page. Click refresh and you will see your pop up window appear asking your prospects for their name and email address.

Note: Ifrepparttar 102611 pictures all are blank inrepparttar 102612 free website put this code intorepparttar 102613 portion onrepparttar 102614 html ofrepparttar 102615 free web page. Make sure you placerepparttar 102616 url ofrepparttar 102617 original url that your affiliate program gave you in this tag.

Matthew May is the owner of free and pro autorepsonder service. You may contact him through his website at

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