5 Rock-Solid Methods For Increasing Your Online Income From Affiliate Programs

Written by Mosiekk Conley


5 Rock-Solid Methods For Increasing Your Online Income From Affiliate Programs" Copyright 2003 by Mosiekk Conley

What you are about to read... are some my most personal and tested strategies for increasing my income from affiliate programs.

It seems thatrepparttar question I get most from my subscribers to my newsletter is:

"How can I make more money from affiliate programs?"

The answer to this question is so simple that I almost feel guilty about what I am going to share with you.

The most common problems I see with most people that are promoting affiliate programs are:

1. No preselling! 2. 20 different affiliate program links all on one page. 3. No personal endorsements. (this is a big one!) 4. Lacking additional incentives. 5. Targetingrepparttar 102413 wrong people.

Andrepparttar 102414 list could go on and on...

Tip #1 - Separate yourself from other affiliate marketers.

Meaning what would make me want to buy from you instead ofrepparttar 102415 other sites that I see promoting that same product.

In sales there is something that is called a USP.

Simply put, what sets you apart from everyone else sellingrepparttar 102416 same or similar products?

If you are selling air conditioning units, you would want to tell me exactly how your units will be even better thanrepparttar 102417 next guys air conditioning units.

You want to make your customer feel as though your A/C units arerepparttar 102418 best thing since "sliced bread" without distortingrepparttar 102419 truth.

If you don't, then your potential customer may go somewhere else to get an even better deal.

An easy way to accomplish this is throughrepparttar 102420 use of added incentives.

One ingenious, idea that comes to mind when selling A/C units, is to offer a free jacket with every A/C unit.

Basically signifying thatrepparttar 102421 air will be so cold that your customers will require a jacket.

Another idea would be to offer a free trip to Las Vegas.

These may seem like over-the-top suggestions but whatever it takes to separate yourself from others in your market is necessary to realize your true income potential.

Tip #2 - Putting Your Ad In Front ofrepparttar 102422 RIGHT Audience.

Again usingrepparttar 102423 A/C units as an example, it would be a grave mistake to advertise to people who live in Alaska.

Why?

Well because most ofrepparttar 102424 people that live in Alaska most likely wouldn't have any use for A/C.

It really doesn't hot enough to warrant using A/C.

Therefore, your efforts would most like be wasted on them. You would probably serve yourself better by advertising in New Mexico, Nevada, or some other place that would be better suited for A/C.

What I see onrepparttar 102425 internet, is people promoting their affiliate links on those "Start Page Exchange Programs."

While these programs seem to bring in tons of traffic, it is not targeted traffic.

For starters, most ofrepparttar 102426 people using those programs don't really even seerepparttar 102427 offers that show up. Then to top it all off, if they do see them they are probably in a totally different market, so they really have no use for your particular program.

Tip #3 - K.I.S.S. - Keep It Stupid Simple!

I couldn't think of any other way to put this.

Make it as easy as possible for your customer to get what he/she wants.

When you have other things that can either detract or take attention away from your offer, you lessen your chances of making that sale.

As mentioned earlier, when most people see just a page full of affiliate links, they are more likely to go somewhere else.

Personally, I feel likerepparttar 102428 affiliate is just trying to get my money and not trying to help me.

Small Business Q & A: Build A High Profit Business With Online Affiliate Programs

Written by Tim Knox


Q: I am considering starting an ebusiness using affiliate programs, but there is so much hype out there I can't figure out which programs would work best for me. Everybody claims their program is best. I'd really appreciate some guidance here.

A: Affiliate programs can be an excellent way to start an ebusiness. Before we dive intorepparttar specifics, let me explain how an affiliate program works.

An affiliate program simply means that you sign on as an affiliate marketer for someone else's product. It's your job to marketrepparttar 102412 product, sendrepparttar 102413 company customers, and get a cut each time a sale is made from your efforts. Affiliate program commissions can range from as little as 2% for high ticket items up to 50% for ebooks and informational type products.

As an example, let's say you sign up with Amazon.com's affiliate program. You are assigned an affiliate code which you use to promote Amazon's books on your website. When someone clicks to purchase an Amazon product from your website, your affiliate code is included inrepparttar 102414 URL and you get a commission forrepparttar 102415 sale. Some folks have built elaborate websites that sell nothing but Amazon.com's books, and each time they make a sale they get a piece ofrepparttar 102416 pie.

At dropshipwholesale.net we are affiliates for many products that fit our entrepreneurial niche. We market mostly ebooks and software, but we do have an Amazon page for business books.

One ofrepparttar 102417 most appealing aspects of affiliate programs is how quickly you can begin making money. You can literally sign up as an affiliate and begin making money in minutes. I've done it, I know it works.

Admittedly, I am not an affiliate program expert, so I sought outrepparttar 102418 person that many callrepparttar 102419 Ultimate Affiliate Program Authority, Rosalind Gardner.

Rosalind Gardner began making money with affiliate programs in 1997. She has since grown her affiliate business into a $400,000 a year business and is now consideredrepparttar 102420 authority onrepparttar 102421 subject. Her book 'The Super Affiliate Handbook: How to Make a Fortune Selling Other People's Stuff Online' has been out since March and is already considered by many to berepparttar 102422 affiliate marketers bible.

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