Affiliate Program Commissions - The Higher the Better

Written by David McKenzie

A good way to tell ifrepparttar affiliate program you belong to is serious about their affiliate program commissions isrepparttar 102648 percentage they are paying you. If someone is offering you 10% commission, and they are keepingrepparttar 102649 rest, then you need to ask yourself "Should I really be in this affiliate program?".

An affiliate program I have recently joined called ‘E-Book Marketing Explained’, pays out 45% commission to their affiliates and another 10% torepparttar 102650 2nd tier. That’s 55%! They only keep 45% and it’s from this that they take their costs. Either they’ve gone completely mad or they are very smart! I suspect they are very smart.

By paying such high affiliate program commissions they are attracting many affiliates to their programs. This means they can sell a higher volume. With a higher volume of sales they can afford to give away such a high commission.

Affiliate Commissions: The $15 Minimum Sale

Written by David McKenzie

How can you boost your affiliate commissions?

Scenario: You participate in one or many affiliate programs. You get plenty of hits. Your sales ratio is about 2% (which is good) and yet you’re only making $42.80 per month. It’s okay, but nothing to shout about.

Consider this: If you put just as much time and effort into marketing each affiliate program, then receiving affiliate commissions of $15 per order is much better than receiving affiliate commissions of $1 per order. It costs you just as much in your own time yet you make 15 times as much.

Why join affiliate programs that sell products or services with such low affiliate commissions? For a reasonable return you will need extremely high volume. How about earning $65 per sale? Or perhaps even $100 per sale?

I hear you say that it is difficult to get many sales of this size – but even if you only got 5 sales per month from a $100 affiliate commission that would be $6,000 per year from just one program. Compare that to our $1 per affiliate commission program. You would have to sell 500 items per month and 6,000 per year. On a sales ratio of 2% this would mean you would have to get 300,000 visitors per annum or 25,000 visitors per month. That is very hard!

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