The 3 Hidden Secrets To Boost Your Commissions from Affliate Programs
By: Hardeep Kainth
Copyright 2006 Jason Chew
The following article includes pertinent information that may cause you to reconsider what you thought you understood. The most important thing is to study with an open mind and be willing to revise your understanding if necessary.
Most of this information comes straight from the Affiliate pros. Careful reading to the end virtually guarantees that you'll know what they know.
If you are already into an affiliate program, what would be the next thing you would want to do? Double, or even triple, your commissions, right? How do you do that?
Here are 3 hidden secrets on how to boost your commissions from affiliate program.
Secret #1 - Find the best affiliate program and products to promote.
A top affiliate program and product will enable you to achieve the greatest profits in the shortest possible time. When selecting an affiliate program, take note of following points:
1. Choose those program that provide a generous commission structure.
2. Make sure that the products you promote fit in with your target audience.
3. The affiliate program must have a solid track record of paying their affiliate easily and on time.
4. If you cannot seem to increase your investments, dump that program and keep looking for better ones.
There are serveral thousands of affiliate programs online. So select the best affiliate program is important to avoid losing your advertising dollars and earn good commissions. To distinguish yourself from other people who promote same affiliate programs, write short report related to the product you are promoting. Give out these reports or short ebooks freely from your site.
Your reports should provide some valuable information for free and some recommendations about the products that you promoting. Ebooks provide credibility of you to customers. Giving them freely to customers will make them enticed to try out what you are offering.
Secret #2 - Collect email addresses of those who download your free ebooks using Opt-In Pages.
Most people do not make a purchase on first solicitation. By collecting the contact information of those who downloaded your reports and ebooks. You can make send out emails to build relationship and follow-ups on these contacts to remind them to make a purchase from you. Your emails should provide value to prospects. Get the contact information of a prospect before sending them to the vendorís website. Do not send the prospect directly to the product sites. You get paid only when you make a sale. If you send prospects directly to the vendors, chances are they would be lost to you forever. But when you get their names, you can always send other marketing messages to them to be able to earn an ongoing commission instead of a one-time sale only.
Publish an online newsletter or Ezine. It is always best to recommend a product to someone you know than to sell to a stranger. This is the purpose behind publishing your own newsletter. This also allows you to develop a relationship based on trust with your subscribers.
This strategy is a delicate balance between providing useful information with a sales pitch. If you continue to write informative editorials you will be able to build a sense of reciprocity in your readers that may lead them to support you by buying your products.
Secret #3 - Ask for higher than normal commission from affilate programs owners. Once you are already successful with a particular promotion, you should try and approach the owners to negotiate a good percentage commission for your sales.
You are a zero-risk investment to the affiliate program owners. The affiliate program owners will likely grant your request if they do not want to lose a valuable marketer like you. Do not be shy about requesting for addition in your commissions and try to be reasonable commission.
Use Pay Per Click ads to promote your programs. PPC search engine is the most effective means of advertising online. As an affiliate, you can make a small income just by managing PPC campaigns such as Google AdWords and Overture. Then you should try and monitor them to see which ads are more effective and which ones to dispose of.
Once you apply these 3 secrets, you will see that your commissions will explode to a new level.