Are You Making These Mistakes With Your Affiliate Program?

Written by Jeff Smith

You spend a few weeks putting together, or finding your product - now you can sit back while your own ARMY of eager sales people drive sales and fill your bank account.

Sound about right?

It can happen to you.

You really can develop an online business whererepparttar vast majority of your sales come from others who are eager to share your product with their customers and subscribers.

Unfortunately 95% ofrepparttar 102461 affiliate programs out there don't followrepparttar 102462 success patterns and they payrepparttar 102463 price -- no sales, inactive affiliates, lots of administration.

Here'srepparttar 102464 truth about average affiliate programs...

1. On average, 5% of your affiliates will be active -- which means 95% will NEVER generate ANY traffic or sales. 2. Less than 2% will be SUPER affiliates which will drive BIG sales 3. For most affiliate programs - less than 1% will stay with you over 6-months

But wait...

There are some set principles you can follow to make your affiliate program a massive success -- and when you do -- you really can sit back and enjoyrepparttar 102465 incredible results.

Try these now.

Success Tip 1. Arm Yourself With Affiliate Tracking Software

There are quite a few options out there.

What you need is a system that allows affiliates to sign up, see their statistics (hits, repeat hits, returns, sales, commissions, payment status, etc...)

You want a system where all of this is automated, that you can use to offer multiple products, that you can customize commissions (for special joint venture endorsements) and that you can track commissions to be paid and those that have been paid.

Based on personal experience, my preferences are either...

Ultimate Affiliate Software - $200


AssocTrac - $677

There are also programs where you pay a monthly fee, but generally these require you to pay out over 15% of each sale -- OK if you only make a few sales each month, but if you bank on being successful, you'll want your own software.

Success Tip 2: Actively Pursue Super Affiliates

Massive success with affiliate programs depends on you seeking out "super affiliates"

You have something great to offer webmasters, business owners, ezine publishers -- they just don't know it yet.

Approach them with partnership in mind - openrepparttar 102466 door by complimenting their business, send an offer they can't refuse and follow up to maintainrepparttar 102467 relationship.

Use tools likerepparttar 102468 toolbar from to help find sites that have a good supply of traffic.

Every market has a buying cycle.

Determine where your product fits inrepparttar 102469 buying cycle, and approach related websites, ezine publishers.

10 Tips to become an Affiliate Champion

Written by Henry Ochoa

Affiliates programs are one ofrepparttar easiest ways to make money inrepparttar 102460 internet. Small fortunes have been made for smart people who have taken advantage of this powerful marketing technique.

This tips intend to help you on your way to become a high-earning affiliate champion, use it as a guideline to your success. Feel free to contact me if you need further information.

1. First thing first: Target your market. If you try to sell everything to everyone, you will sell nothing.

2. Chooserepparttar 102461 right program. Everyday you would find hundreds of new "get-rich-quick" programs onrepparttar 102462 net. Avoid them! Before joining any program, do some research. Trust only programs that have been consistently paying their affiliates

3. Join one program at a time, stick to it. Avoid distractions joining several programs atrepparttar 102463 same time. Stay focused on repparttar 102464 best program chosen.

4. Promote, promote, promote!. I cant empathize enough. Promotion isrepparttar 102465 lifeblood of your program's success. Focus on marketing and nothing else. One easy way to promote is by joining a traffic exchange program, like traffic swarm.

5. Write your own classifieds ads, headlines, text links. BE CREATIVE. How many times have you seenrepparttar 102466 same old add given for an affiliate program! Stay away fromrepparttar 102467 crowd.

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