The Latest Affiliate Marketing Trends

Written by George Papazoglou

---------------------------------------- Major Players inrepparttar Affiliate Marketing Industry like Commission Junction, Linkshare & BeFree are losing an armada of potential affiliates! ----------------------------------------

If you're actively involved in affiliate marketing, you've definitely witnessedrepparttar 102472 loophole to promoting merchants with big networks like CJ, Linkshare & BeFree.

These established pay-for-performance networks are becoming more and more self-centered, "selfish" and "advertiser-inclined".

Since these networks already profit by cashing-inrepparttar 102473 advertisers' contracted fees, they tend to gradually overlook fraud and business ethics.

If you're in affiliation with any ofrepparttar 102474 big networks, you've already encounteredrepparttar 102475 loophole by yourself, like; scumware, commission reversals, toll-free numbers, egocentric advertisers, rejections, apathy, inconsistent sales tracking, commission hi-jacking and other unscrupulous tactics, that cost you hundreds of dollars on a monthly average basis.

According to several statistical researches, a tragic 20%-37% of referred sales are lost, due to toll-free numbers that customers are "called to act on" and bypassrepparttar 102476 secure online registration, thus resulting in commission-loss for affiliates.

- However... Top Affiliate Marketers seem to Gaugerepparttar 102477 Dodge... -

As a result, a considerable number of average performing affiliates and "Super Affiliates", rely their confidence and investments in smaller pay-for-performance networks, that promise better service, ethical network management and dividends on all referred sales (including orders by fax, snail mail and by phone orders).

Free Ways to Promote Your Affiliate Program

Written by Clay Mabbitt

After learning ofrepparttar success many online businesses have had increasing their sales with an affiliate program, you decided to follow suit. You hammered out a compensation plan both encouraging to affiliates and profitable to your business. You’ve got tracking software in place. You’ve turnedrepparttar 102471 key inrepparttar 102472 ignition of your marketing machine… and nothing’s happening.

Your army of affiliates can be viewed metaphorically as a tree. Full grown, it will thrive in rain and sunshine. Strong changing winds can shake its branches, butrepparttar 102473 tree will continue to grow. Inrepparttar 102474 early seed stage, however, special care is needed if you want your tree to break throughrepparttar 102475 surface.

You spent a great deal of time, energy, and likely at least a little money creating your affiliate program. You need to attract strong affiliates that can rapidly build your customer base and return your investment. How can you bring these powerful marketing dynamos into your camp, ideally without drawing on your already diminished cash reserves?

1.) Submit to Online Directories The method that will showrepparttar 102476 most immediate increase in new affiliates is listing your program in online affiliate directories. These reference sites arerepparttar 102477 first stop for hungry potential affiliates looking forrepparttar 102478 income opportunity that is going to allow them to quit their 9 to 5 jobs. Many such directories exist, and obviously some will bring you better results than others. Since submitting to almost all of these directories is free, though, get listed on as many as you can. Here are a few links to submission pages to get you started, but by no means should you stop with just these few:

2.) Advertise in Your Own Newsletter Hopefully you’ve been collecting email addresses from your website and sending a regular newsletter to your visitors. (If not, read this article: Your newsletter subscribers are a precious handful of people that have expressed direct interest in keeping abreast ofrepparttar 102479 latest developments with your product/service and company. Give them what they want! You can kick off your affiliate program with an article in your newsletter explainingrepparttar 102480 benefits and encouraging your subscribers to participate. Your future newsletters can contain short blurbs aboutrepparttar 102481 affiliate program and how it’s progressing to inform new subscribers and remind your original readers.

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