How To Boost Affiliate Sales With Your Own Training Site

Written by Keller Flynn

Imaginerepparttar confusion if all McDonalds told their new franchise owners was here's your restaurant, now go to it. Not one in 20 McDonalds locations would run smoothly. Owners wouldn't know how to cookrepparttar 102586 food, promoterepparttar 102587 restaurant, or what to tell employees. The mighty McDonalds chain would fall apart in no time.

I agree, this example is ludicrous. But it is exactly what most affiliate programs lay on their members. Affiliates get a link, maybe a banner, maybe even a canned web page, but that's it. It's here's your link, now go make a million.

Naturally that is not nearly enough training. Unless each and every one of your affiliate members is already a business genius, you shouldn't expect more than a trickle of sales.

That's why better affiliate programs insist on having their own affiliate training site. It provides answers to question, tutorials on how to market, and more.

This can be a section on your existing site or, even better, a completely separate site.

* Start your training site with a nice long FAQ page. Write down allrepparttar 102588 questions you have ever been asked about your program, then answer them.

* Step members through every aspect of placing ads, getting a domain name, building their own site, and advertising their business. You can write these tutorials yourself or have a professional writer create them for you. One cheap way is to go to an article bank like and get articles by other writers. You can put your mark on them by introducing each one with a paragraph or two of your own.

Keep Your Affiliate Site Profitable for The Long Haul


I was recently talking to a friend who had signed up for an affiliate program that I am also involved with. She mentioned that she had never really made much money from it and that she rarely thought about it anymore. She said that she was so busy with her other business ventures that she just didn't have time to bother with it. She said that occasionally she sees a little money, but not enough to change her attitude. I told her she was making a big mistake.

Affiliate programs can be easy to let slip away. After all, no one's checking up on you, and you aren't' making a serious investment, so why waste time for small change when you've got other things going on? This is a defeatist attitude. Maintaining your site and staying involved isrepparttar key to making a profit with your program, and it doesn't have to be work intensive. I assure you that with just a little work, say an hour a week, you can turn your affiliate site from lame duck to cash machine. Here is a list of tips to help you stay on top.

Be functional. Make surerepparttar 102585 mechanics of your site are in top working order. Links can break down at any time for no reason, so test them weekly. It usually only takes a minute to fix, and you'd hate to lose a sale just because a link didn't work, wouldn't you?

Get really involved in your program. Berepparttar 102586 squeaky wheel. Stay in contact with your program manager by asking for marketing tips and new links. Keep up on new promotions and new items. This can all be done through e-mail with just a few minutes inrepparttar 102587 morning.

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