Keeping Your Affiliates Active and Loyal

Written by Keller Flynn

Have you noticed lately that some of your affiliates seem to have disappeared fromrepparttar face ofrepparttar 102621 earth, or that people who have registered with you are not always posting your banner or setting up their affiliate website at all? You're not alone. With so many affiliate programs available these days, people can, and often do, jump from program to program with little thought, and this is bad news for affiliate directors.

Maintaining an active affiliate base isrepparttar 102622 key torepparttar 102623 success of your program. If people are continually jumping ship, you're not going to make any money. If you've got a good product with reasonably high demand and an attractive, easy to navigate website, you should be able to keep a happy and stable group of affiliates, right? So what'srepparttar 102624 problem?

Well, assuming that your program is potentially successful; that is, your product is in demand and that you have a professional looking, user-friendly website, I can pretty much guarantee thatrepparttar 102625 problem lies in communication. If your affiliates are trickling away, it is most likely because they feel ignored or just uninformed. Here are a few communication basics you can use to keep them feeling involved.

First. Have a good "thank you" page. Don't just use a canned prefab form. When your affiliates sign up, give them some pertinent information, like what they can expect from you and a little more about how your specific program works. Maybe even give a few sales statistics from your most successful affiliates. This will make them feel really involved right fromrepparttar 102626 start.

Pre-Packaged Web Sites: Don't Settle for Second Best

Written by Keegan Michaels

So you've just joined a new affiliate program. You've researched it backwards and forwards to make sure it's a good deal. You've gotten all your necessary information and you've been provided withrepparttar template for your affiliate's web site. You're ready to go, right? Well, not necessarily.

"What do you mean?" you ask. "Have I joinedrepparttar 102620 wrong program? Have I fallen for a scam?"

No, of course not. You're a smart, intuitive business person, and I'm sure you've found a great deal. It's just that prefab web site I'm a little worried about.

Now I'm not saying that affiliate web sites are all bad. Some are fine, even excellent, and they're especially helpful for someone who has no web savvy. You can set uprepparttar 102621 affiliate site with little or no hassle in a matter of minutes and you're ready to go. Whererepparttar 102622 problem lies is inrepparttar 102623 total lack of individuality of these sites. If you go withrepparttar 102624 provided web site template, you're going to look just like everyone else inrepparttar 102625 program. Why will someone choose you over 100 other people with exactlyrepparttar 102626 same claims and information, packaged in exactlyrepparttar 102627 same way? If you really want to make sales and bring in more affiliates, (isn't thatrepparttar 102628 whole point ofrepparttar 102629 program?) you need to stand out.

So go that extra mile and make sure that your sales are head and shoulders aboverepparttar 102630 other affiliates in your program. Set up your own unique web site.

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