Build your own Sales Force Army With an Associate Program

Written by Merle

What'srepparttar quickest way to increase your website sales and extend your reach onrepparttar 102612 Internet all atrepparttar 102613 same time? If you said with your own associate program, you would be correct. An associate (or affiliate program as they are some- times called) allows others to to sell your products/ services and receive a commission on each and every sale or click. Just think of having a sales force that can grow as big as you'd like... and you only pay them when and if they bring you a paying customer. Make no mistake, affiliate programs are powerful tools that can rapidly improve your online sales.

Associate programs can be set up in a variety of ways ranging inexpensive to pricey, depending onrepparttar 102614 route you wish to take. The important thing is to pickrepparttar 102615 one that suits your needs and your budget.

First things first: What are your options for setting up your own program? Glad you asked....some people "pay per click," crediting their associates a certain amount every time someone clicks through on their affiliate banners or links. But I prefer "pay per sale," which means that you only pay out when someone clicks through and actually makes a purchase. In this way you're not just paying for traffic but for actual results, which isrepparttar 102616 sale.

You basically have two options for setting up your own program: Purchase software or use a third party service. The nice thing about a third party service is they manage allrepparttar 102617 accounting issues, including click-tracking and sending your associates their commission checks, too. This takes a large load off of you so you can spend your time doing more productive tasks... but this luxury doesn't come cheap. Let's examine some of your options:

3rd Party Associate Services:


Outsource your affiliate program to ClickTrade and they'll take care of everything from tracking to paying your affiliates. Your program can be set up on a pay per lead or pay per sales basis, they do charge 30% for all of their hard work and a $500.00 initial deposit.


Anyone who sells information products online can easily set up an affiliate program with Clickbank. Each of your affiliates will need to have a Clickbank account (which is free) so they can be set up with a special link for tracking their sales. They acceptrepparttar 102618 payment for you by credit card and you'll be charged a percentage of each sale. Simple and easy. Clickbank accounts cost 49.95 for you to accept credit cards through them then 1.00 plus 7.5% of each sale made.

7 Ways To Increase Your Affiliate Income By 200% Or More Instantly

Written by Nathan Lynch

1. Collect as many prospects' email addresses as possible. It's very important to start your own opt-in lists of prospective buyers.

2. When you ask for a visitor's email address, ask for their name, also. You will then be able to personalize repparttar follow-up. Personlization builds trust and will get repparttar 102611 email opened much more than a canned response message with no personalization.

3. Have your prospects sign up for a FREE email course that follows up at least 7 times (more if possible). If you give something of value like an email course, you will greatly increase your chances of getting your email read.

4. Build a mini-site catered to just one product. Post a report on how you can save money or make more with this product or service. Have it laser focused so as to leadrepparttar 102612 buyer to a decision quicker.

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