Wednesday, October 31, 2007

How to Increase Your Affiliate Commissions

If you are just starting out online marketing affiliate products and and wondering how you can increase your affiliate commissions, there are several steps you can take to increase your current affiliate sales and create systems that will generate new leads for you to market to. Here are several steps you can take to fine tune your current online operation and increase affiliate commissions:

Use Bonuses Use bonuses to help sell your products! It's amazing to me to see the number of beginning online marketers who fail to use this technique. Using bonuses is the easiest way to motivate people to purchase from you. Remember, you're competing with many other people online - why should this person buy from you? By offering a set of relevant bonuses with the product you're trying to sell, you'll help tip the prospect's buying choice in you favor.

Check out my blog post 'Using Bonuses to Increase Your Affiliate Sales' for more information.

Email Opt-In If you're looking to make real money marketing affiliate products, then you'll need to build a list of prospects. The easiest way of doing this is by providing an email opt-in on your website. Ideally, create a 'squeeze page' where you offer a bonus if the visitor signs up for your list. Use an autoresponder system like AWeber to collect your leads and set a series of 6-7 emails in your list with useful information and free resources. Then, once you've warmed up your prospects with good information, pitch some products they'll find useful to get them to make a purchase.

Remember, use bonuses to help make your sale. That way, you can also collect a list of the people who've bought through you and market to them via email as well.

Product Reviews Testimonials are one of the best methods to help make a sale. That's why you'll always see testimonials on sales pages. It helps close the sale. So, use that to your advantage and write intelligent, heartfelt product reviews of the products you are marketing.

The best place to do this is on a blog that you maintain. Use your blog to provide useful information in your niche and quality product recommendations, and you'll be able to generate a steady stream of sales via this method - after you take the time to promote it, of course.

Upsell on Thank You Pages Use your thank you page real estate by offering relevant affiliate products for sale, or an upsell to the product they just bought, if available. Thank you pages are a great place to market more products because people are already in the mood to buy. They've just demonstrated that by buying your product. So capitalize on this fact by marketing them other products that complement the one you just sold them.

Sell on 404 Pages If you run a content site with many pages and get a good amount of 404 (file not found) requests to your site, then capitalize on this fact by creating a 404 page that markets products in your niche. This technique is a great way of utilizing traffic which may normally go to waste.

By implementing one or more of these methods, where applicable, you will, over time, notice an increase in your affiliate sales - and increase those lovely affiliate commissions that we so love to receive every month.

8 comments:

rakesh said...

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Joseph said...

Hey, thanks for your informative article on your blog. I'm going to apply some of the knowledge I gained to my new site.

It's funny since I've just launched my site which is about affiliate marketing. You want to take a look? I want you to know I'm not trying to sell here at all. I've learned so much from these videos that Michael created and I'm sure you might as well. You can take a look if you want.

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Anyway, thanks for your article. I'll visit frequently.

Warm Regards,
Joseph Park

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