How To Use Articles To Build Your Affiliate Program

Written by Michael Southon

Articles arerepparttar perfect promotional tool for your affiliates - they bring in more sales than banners, book covers, and ezine ads. Your affiliates can post them on their website, use them in their newsletter, or turn them into a free eBook.

Onerepparttar 102458 easiest ways to build your affiliate program is to offer your articles as a zip file and allow people to replacerepparttar 102459 link inrepparttar 102460 resource box with their affiliate link.

Here is how to do it:

1. Copy all your articles as text files, formatted to 60 characters-per-line, to a single folder on your hard disk.

2. Create another text file inrepparttar 102461 same folder called 'index of articles' which lists each article by title and file name.

3. Inrepparttar 102462 'index of articles' write a brief message explaining how to join your affiliate program and how to customizerepparttar 102463 affiliate link inrepparttar 102464 resource box.

You can see an example of this at:

Then just zip your 'articles' folder using WinZip. WinZip is free and can be downloaded from:

Using Affiliate Directories to Improve Your Program

Written by Clay Mabbitt

Who joins an affiliate program? The most common group is people who want to become rich quickly and easily using their computer,repparttar majority of which will never become productive affiliates. The second most common group is webmasters who have some good content and regular traffic, but are looking for a way to generate revenue from their web site. (Note these classifications are not based on quantifiable data; these are simply my impressions ofrepparttar 102457 industry.)

When a webmaster decides to incorporate an affiliate program in their site, how do they go about selecting one? Most will type "best affiliate programs" or "affiliate reviews and ratings" in their favorite search engine and wind up at an affiliate directory. Similar to Yahoo!'s site directory, affiliate directories group programs into categories that allow webmasters to quickly locaterepparttar 102458 opportunities that best correlate withrepparttar 102459 content of their site.

For this reason alone, it is important for affiliate program managers to submit their programs to as many affiliate programs as possible. ( offers a very affordable submission service that will submit your program to a large number of directories.) Affiliate directories also offer an extremely valuable opportunity to evaluate your program throughrepparttar 102460 eyes of your potential affiliates.

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