Everyone involved in Internet marketing knows names of affiliate program masters. Marlon Sanders. Mark Joyner. Jimmy D. Brown. Terry Dean.
Everyone knows them because at one point or another 95% of us signed up as an affiliate with at least one of them. We also know them because these are guys who have pulled in BIG money we all dream about. They've actually done it, and so we pay attention to what they do.
Well, after having paid attention to these guys for over two years, I'm ready to spill beans on their neat little secrets --- without asking for $49.95 per item or $1000 for whole shebang.
Oh, what do I know, you say, I'm not one of them. Maybe so, and you can discount everything I say if at end of reading this you're not sitting there at your computer nodding in agreement.
Time and again, these guys release hot, new products touting exciting, cutting edge information that's going to revolutionize Internet marketing. And so it does, for a month or so, until next hot, new product comes along.
However, I just want you to keep one thing in mind as we go along. The main goal of each new product these affiliate masters produce is NOT to provide best information possible for consumer of that product --- except when information provided to consumer does in fact assist with main goal.
Don't be so naive people. The sales copy for each and every marketing information product IS written all about you, consumer. They emphasize what you'll gain, how you'll benefit, and what they'll do for you.
But, main goal of that product, in truth, has nothing to do with you. You are simply a means to an end. The main goal of each and every product introduced by any marketer in any affiliate program is simply to produce profits, highest profits possible, and nothing more.
Think about where vast majority of their sales come from. Is it from sales their affiliates make to others, or from affiliates themselves?
It's affiliates. If you're running an affiliate program, money is NOT in what your affiliates accomplish, but in what your affiliates purchase themselves.
This is only natural, for what are affiliates but repeat customers?
These masters approach you from a slant that appears to be in your favor. They are going to give you best information possible. They are going to give you chance to make commissions off of their work. They are going to give you sales tools, incentives, discounts, their wisdom and experience, and whatever else you need so that YOU can make BIG money working online.
But wait, hold on, what are you giving them in return? Your time, and your contacts.
Anyone who's ever operated a traditional business knows answer to this question. What are two of biggest expenses involved with running a business?
1. Labor 2. Advertising
As an affiliate what are you providing to affiliate program owner again? Your time (labor) and your contacts (advertising).
In other words, when you join an affiliate program, you are essentially signing up for privilege of taking two of biggest expenses involved in running a business onto your back and off of theirs!