Are you frustrated with your affiliate programs? I used to be. Very frustrated! One day, in sheer desperation, I wrote to one of my affiliate programs and suggested that market was now saturated with their product - it was no longer possible to sell it.
The next day I received a very nice reply. "The Internet is HUGE", they said. "We predict it will be five years before market is saturated with our product. And long before that, we will have introduced our next product." They were right, of course. The problem was not with market (the Internet is huge). Nor was problem with their product. The problem was in way I was presenting it.
Since then, my affiliate sales have soared. Why? Because I learnt a few secrets to winning affiliate game. Here they are:
1. Choose affiliate programs that relate very closely to theme of your website. Let me give you an example. Of three affiliate products I sell from my web site, one that does best by a long way is an eBook that shows people how to generate free Ezine advertising. Why does it do so well? Because my website is a directory of ezines and most of my visitors are already interested in Ezine Advertising before they even arrive at my website - I don't have to persuade them very much.
2. Buy product yourself! Research across dozens of affiliate programs shows that at least 70% of sales in any affiliate program are made by small percentage of affiliates who actually buy product they're selling. It makes sense doesn't it (how can you recommend something you've never used)?
3. Banners - they don't work anymore, and some experts believe banners will actually damage your affiliate sales.