The Truth About Affiliate Commissions

Written by David McKenzie

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Withrepparttar $100 product you need only 3,000 visitors per annum or 250 visitors per month.

Maybe you might not get 60 sales out of 3,000 visitors. Lets say you still get 60 sales but out of 30,000 visitors. You still have 1/10th ofrepparttar 102559 number of visitors forrepparttar 102560 same amount of affiliate commissions per annum of $6,000. And we all know how difficult it can be to get traffic.

Sell products or services with higher value affiliate commissions and you need less traffic. Now I like it when someone tells me I need LESS traffic!

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Smoke and Mirrors

Written by Bob Osgoodby

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For an example, visit, to see what I mean. There are also tools available to help put together your own site, and with a little experimentation, you can have it up and running quickly.

Build your web site based on your interests, and overrepparttar long term it will be much more successful. It should be filled with useful information and resources. Look for experts in your field to work with you in exchange for exposure, and keeprepparttar 102558 content constantly updated to encourage repeat visits.

Build a mailing list by having your guests register atrepparttar 102559 site. This mailing list is a valuable marketing tool, but your efforts here should be low key. It could takerepparttar 102560 form of a newsletter geared toward your target market, and include a column that you write - you can have your ad inrepparttar 102561 author's resource box. Don't make it a thinly disguised pitch for your product or service, but give good solid information which will be useful to your readers.

If you are going to be involved with an Affiliate Program, be careful with your selection. Look for programs that pay well, and have a solid reputation. Most importantly, pick one that you believe in, and use their products or services yourself.

Don't use their affiliate links as your primary web presence. The web site will never get listed inrepparttar 102562 search engine directories, such as Yahoo!. Whilerepparttar 102563 sites supplied byrepparttar 102564 affiliate program are well designed, many are basically Smoke and Mirrors, aimed at making their affiliates feel they have joinedrepparttar 102565 "big time". The prospects of getting visitors to it are slim, unless it is a direct result of your marketing efforts.

With your own site however, and with a strong informational approach, you stand a good chance of getting a decent ranking withrepparttar 102566 search engines. Smoke and mirrors may gather a few prospects, but a well thought out approach will provide what is necessary for achieving long term success utilizing an affiliate program.

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