Written by Keller Flynn

If you belong to any affiliate program, you know that being successful atrepparttar affiliate game hinges on one simple concept: getting as many people to join as you possibly can.

There are a lot of different programs out there and even more ways promote them, so I've narrowed things down to what I believe arerepparttar 102619 five absolute best ways to getrepparttar 102620 word out about YOUR affiliate program. So, without further ado, here they are:


That's right... every page. After looking through your site and seeing that link on every page, they're just bound to click on at least one of them. Promoting your program on every page will not only utilizerepparttar 102621 proven marketing method of repetition, but will also display your enthusiasm, which is also a great tool.


Since most of your core customers are already looking at it, your newsletter is a terrific place to promote your affiliate program. Position an ad with a link right atrepparttar 102622 top of your newsletter, again somewhere inrepparttar 102623 middle, and also atrepparttar 102624 bottom.


Ezines like DEMC and AIM have huge numbers of subscribers, and both cater mostly to an audience of online businesspeople and opportunity seekers. Therefore, ads placed in these newsletters can reach literally tens of thousands ofrepparttar 102625 right kind of people. Reaching a targeted audience like this is key if you want a good return on your investment.

Managing Your Affiliate Program: Software Systems vs. Network Systems

Written by Keller Flynn

There are numerous aspects to starting an affiliate program. You've got to do all kinds of research and footwork to getrepparttar ball rolling, andrepparttar 102618 work doesn't stop there. Assuming that you've already done your research, found a great product, and enrolled several affiliates, you've now got to decide on how to run and manage your program. There is a long standing debate on whether it is better to use a pre-set network management program or your own software based program.

The benefits of a network based program basically come down to this: With a network based program, you don't have to do a lot of work. You sign up with a network program, andrepparttar 102619 network system basically runs your whole system for you. It runs your sales tracking, your affiliate communication, and your commission structure. Network systems even promise to bring in new affiliates for you. You just sit back and watchrepparttar 102620 cash flow in. Sounds great right? Great if you don't have a lot of time, or great if you're involved in several other ventures, but if you're counting on your one program to really work for you, using a network management system is selling yourself short.

Now I'm not saying that using a network system is bad, a network can be really helpful for someone who's short on time. I'm just saying that if you haverepparttar 102621 time and energy to manage your own program you should do so. As with any other business, when someone offers to do something for you, they generally want something in return. Network management systems are no different. In exchange for their services, they will expect a percentage of your commissions, and withrepparttar 102622 reigns taken out of your hands, they also will effectively have control of your affiliate relationships.

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