Affiliates Should Give First and Sell Second

Written by David McKenzie

As an affiliate your primary goal is to make a commission onrepparttar sale of a product you are re-selling.

However, it is important to knowrepparttar 102508 best method to getting this result. Forrepparttar 102509 affiliaterepparttar 102510 best method may be different than forrepparttar 102511 direct seller.

As a direct seller, selling up front without getting to know your visitor is a viable option. It does work, however it relies heavily on a well-crafted sales letter.

For an affiliate, there is another way to ‘getrepparttar 102512 sale' and it involves getting to know your visitor before they buy through you.

With this method you develop your web site to be as content rich as possible. Articles, newsletter archives, tips and advice.

Then visitors visit your site to readrepparttar 102513 valuable content, not to buy from you.

Introduction to Affiliate Marketing

Written by Maurice Bandcroft

What is Affiliate marketing? Affiliate marketing is also synonymous withrepparttar following terms: associate marketing, associate programs, bounty programs, revenue-sharing, referral and partnership programs.

Originating inrepparttar 102507 USA several years ago with, affiliate marketing has quickly gained acceptance in North America as a viable and effective method of obtaining online screened and targeted site traffic, ongoing revenue generation and building consumer credibility.

This explosive growth and acceptance of affiliate marketing is also rapidly expanding intorepparttar 102508 European and Asian business community, including being translated into numerous languages.

Associate marketing or associate programs are simply revenue sharing arrangements established by sponsor companies selling a variety of online products and services. Web site owners are financially rewarded for sending referrals or customers torepparttar 102509 business in numerous ways.

Financial compensation results torepparttar 102510 website owner when a referral goes directly torepparttar 102511 sponsors site and completesrepparttar 102512 sponsors terms of acceptance.

Terms of acceptance could include thatrepparttar 102513 referral do any ofrepparttar 102514 following: visiting a site, completing an application or obtaining a quote, registering for a free newsletter, downloading and installing software or making a consumer purchase.

The subsequent payment forrepparttar 102515 lead or referral are defined byrepparttar 102516 sponsor, and can range from a simple one time click through payment or a fixed commission rate, to a multi-tiered payment scheme resembling a MLM matrix that includes potential revenue from future lifetime purchases made by referrals of referrals.

Regardless ofrepparttar 102517 payment method chosen, an equitable affiliate program results is a Win Win Win financial situation for all parties involved. The Sponsor receives additional site traffic and potential revenue from a new member;repparttar 102518 Webmaster(s) receives revenue for providing a qualified lead; andrepparttar 102519 site visitor finds what they were looking for, at an acceptable price.

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