To Buy or Not to Buy? A Money-Making Tip for Affiliates

Written by Angela Wu

A few days ago, a member of one of my affiliate program downlines contacted me with this email:

'I've been promoting this product for nearly 5 months now and I haven't sold anything. I've tried everything you can think of! I'm about ready to give up. Do you have any suggestions?'

After looking at his website and a couple of his ads, I wrote back with a simple question:

'Did you buyrepparttar product yourself?'

His answer: No.

Maybe I'm coming from a biased point of view (as his affiliate sponsor), but to me, it was obvious that he didn't knowrepparttar 102656 product very well.

Most people don't want to believe it, but one ofrepparttar 102657 best ways to sell an affiliate product is to *buyrepparttar 102658 product*, use it, and then provide a personal testimonial (assuming it deserves one, of course).

'But that costs money!' some people moan. Yes, it does; but so does wasted advertising dollars and effort. You're in business, remember? The phrase, 'you have to spend money to make money' is well-known for a reason: it's true.

Oh, you don't have a spend a lot; that'srepparttar 102659 beauty of repparttar 102660 Internet. But think of it this way: why should your visitors buy a product that you wouldn't buy yourself? Investing inrepparttar 102661 product gives you several advantages that you can use towards making more sales ...

* You'll have first-hand knowledge ofrepparttar 102662 product or service, and can answer most questions that come your way.


Written by Beka Ruse

Think of banner ads asrepparttar spice in your affiliate diet. Sprinkle them around, but for a heartier helping of sales, you'll need something more solid! Learn to give your visitors longer, more descriptive pre-sales text. Revamp your affiliate advertising using these simple steps:

* Pullrepparttar 102655 Reader in * Introducerepparttar 102656 Product * Explainrepparttar 102657 Product's Significance * Tellrepparttar 102658 Reader to Make a Purchase

--------------------------------- Pullrepparttar 102659 Reader in ---------------------------------

To convince your audience that your text is worth reading, make your first sentence or two very interesting. Make a bold statement, say something seemingly ridiculous, or appeal to your prospect's emotional side. Then, tie this grabber in withrepparttar 102660 rest of your copy.

--------------------------------- Introducerepparttar 102661 Product ---------------------------------

What isrepparttar 102662 product you're advertising? What does it do? Directly after your grabber, give a compact explanation of your product. Keep this explanation short, while still being very clear. This should still be a very short section of your text.

--------------------------------- Explainrepparttar 102663 Product's Significance ---------------------------------

What will it do for me?

By writing your own copy, you can directly target your unique audience. Makerepparttar 102664 most of this opportunity! Clearly explain how your readers will benefit from this product.

No one knows your audience like you do. Suggest a variety of product uses just for them, and give examples. This is repparttar 102665 time for details - make this section long and rich.

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