How to Boost Your Affiliate Earnings in 3 Easy Steps

Written by Pencil Dude

How to Boost Your Affiliate Earnings in 3 Easy Steps

(c) 2003 Pencil Dude

Oftenrepparttar difference between affiliates who drive traffic and sales to their affiliate programs' sites depends on little things that they do month after month. I know this isrepparttar 102468 case for me. Here's what we do.

1. You Have To Do Something - Anything.

I was onrepparttar 102469 phone with an affiliate manager for one ofrepparttar 102470 large Internet Marketing courses and during that conversation he told me an interesting thing or two. He told me that they get a lot of e-mails and phone calls from affiliates wondering why they haven't made any money from their program.

Every single person that has asked that question all hadrepparttar 102471 same problem. They hadn't bothered to do anything at all. These people hadn't even bothered to put up a banner that was readily available on their websites, let alone do any ofrepparttar 102472 better ways of promoting a program.

You have to do something. Start withrepparttar 102473 easy stuff. If your affiliate program gives you banners or text ads to put on your site, use them. Put them up immediately. There - you've just taken your first positive action towards making some money from your affiliate program.

2. Keep In Contact With Your Affiliate Manager:

Hopefully your affiliate program keeps you up to date by way of a regular newsletter or some sort of affiliate update. However, regardless of whether they do or not it's important to keep in contact with your affiliate manager yourself.

Send them an e-mail and introduce yourself, tell them what you are doing inrepparttar 102474 way of promotion for their program. If they sell more than one product or service, find out what product is doing really well currently. Ask them what types of creative are working best for that product. Is it a particular classified ad, HTML e-mail ad, banner, pop-up?

There are numerous instances where this really worked well for me. Let me share one with you.

I was writing an article about word-processing for a recent issue of my ezine and I was thinking of using an ad for a certain piece of software (which was a cost per action campaign), in my top ad spot. So, I asked my affiliate manager ofrepparttar 102475 CPA network that I belong to if this campaign was still going to be around when I published my article. He replied back and said, "Yes, but no-one likes that offer, why don't you try advertising this other software instead".

How to Evaluate an Affiliate Marketing Opportunity

Written by George Papazoglou

Before registering for an affiliate program, it is imperative that you verify thatrepparttar upcoming partnership meetsrepparttar 102467 criteria below:

* You getrepparttar 102468 credit on all referring sales, including: sales by phone, fax, snail mail and every other conceivable form of registered sale. * The Affiliate Program you're promoting supports a minimum of 30-Day Cookie Sessions and Must Credit all Sales during this period.

* The Program pays affiliate's commissions on time and provides robust support on associates' concerns.

* Has a minimum Click-to-Sales Ratio of ~0.3%.

Other factors that affect a long-term relationship withrepparttar 102469 endorsed Merchant, is honoring commissions on all reorders and recurring cuts forrepparttar 102470 lifetime value ofrepparttar 102471 customer.

Associate programs that offer recurring commissions offer both IP and Database tracking plus lifetime cookies.

Even if your referral places an order using another credit card, removes cookies, buys a new computer, or even moves to another physical location, you'd still harness credit on reorders.

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