Secrets To Starting Your Own Successful Affiliate Program

Written by JC Anderl

Imagine getting all ofrepparttar benefits of hiring your own sales team without any ofrepparttar 102534 hassles of hiring and managing employees. Sound like a dream come true?

Welcome torepparttar 102535 world of affiliates. That's basically what you are getting when someone signs up as your affiliate. They sell your product however they want, and you just pay them a straight commission. No headaches, no hassles. As long as you do itrepparttar 102536 right way, it can really work wonders. Readrepparttar 102537 following tips on getting your affiliate program up and runningrepparttar 102538 right way.

Get your program setup

You should automaterepparttar 102539 affiliate program with a quality program such as Web Business Wizard. They can keep trac of all your affiliate details for you as well as offering other important services.

If you want to manage your affiliate program yourself, you can buy some CGI scripts at

Pay your affiliates well

There are plenty of affiliate programs onrepparttar 102540 web, but few are worth anyone's time. I've seen programs paying out 2% on a fairly cheap product. That is a waste of time for anyone, and very few people will promote it heavily or for very long if they aren't making money. It is important to make it worth their while for an affiliate to sell your product.

Affiliate Marketing Basics

Written by JC Anderl

Affiliate marketing is one ofrepparttar fastest growing ways to make money onrepparttar 102533 Internet. You can become an affiliate for any number of thousands of companies. Most ofrepparttar 102534 time it is quick, easy, and free to join.

To start with, you basically sign up as an affiliate and agree to receive a commission on every sale that you refer torepparttar 102535 company. You can refer customers from a website, newsletter, advertisements, or almost any other way that you can think to promote a product.

Quick Setup

You can get started very quickly and cheaply compared to almost any other business opportunity. Although it isn't as easy as putting up some banners and waiting forrepparttar 102536 checks to roll in, affiliate programs do avoidrepparttar 102537 problems of inventory, shipping, customer service, or variety of other issues that a business must address.

Second Stream Income

Affiliate programs make a great way to supplement you income if you already have a product or service that you are selling. Halfrepparttar 102538 battle is getting people to visit your website, so if you are already generating a good amount of traffic, then adding related affiliate programs and promoting them correctly can add a good sized stream of income to your business.

Pick a Program

One ofrepparttar 102539 most important steps in starting an affiliate program is making sure that you sign up withrepparttar 102540 right company. There are a number of factors to consider.

1. Commission - Some companies pay as low as 2% commission, while others can reach upwards of 60-70%. Obviously you aren't going to make any money promoting a product that you receive a very small percentage ofrepparttar 102541 sale. Your best off making sure to get at least 20% ofrepparttar 102542 sale.

2. Product Price - You also want to pay attention to how muchrepparttar 102543 product costs. You might make 50% commission, but ifrepparttar 102544 product only costs $6, then you are only going to get $3 a referral. You can do much better, you should be able to get at least $20 per referral for any good paying affiliate program.

Find a product with both a decent commission and a decent price. Your primary goal is making money, so makerepparttar 102545 most of your time spent referring customers.

3. Two-Tier Programs - There are programs that pay you a commission on direct referrals, and then they pay you a smaller commission on all referrals from affiliates that you signed up. This is a great perk, althoughrepparttar 102546 previous two factors are more important.

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