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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

#14 Affiliate Brokers

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When looking for an online affiliate program, you may be tempted to join only the highest-paying affiliate programs. But there ARE other factors besides commission that come into play when choosing the affiliate program that's going to result in the highest profits!

Let's take a look at some of the top questions you need to ask yourself BEFORE you commit to one of the Web's top-paying affiliate programs:

Is the product or service something you would personally use? It doesn't matter how large a commission is if the product isn't going to inspire any sales!

You'll also be able to sell your product more effectively if you really believe in it. And your customers will come to believe in YOU -- and your future recommendations.

Is the product relevant to the theme of your site? The most successful websites feature only one or two complementary products. Sites filled with a hodgepodge of unrelated items are extremely difficult to market! (They also come off as small-time and unprofessional.)

Does their website convert visitors into sales? Even a great product can't make up for a bad sales process. Don't waste your time and energy sending people to a site where they're not likely to buy anything once they get there!

Do a quick site assessment. Do they have compelling salescopy that makes YOU want to buy? Does their site look professional? Do they have an opt-in form and customer testimonials? If the answer is "yes" to all, chances are their visitor-to-sale ratio is decent.

Do they have a tracking system that will credit you for EVERY sale? You'll want to look for programs that have "cookies" -- or small files encoded with your affiliate ID -- that are set to last for a year or more.

The files are automatically downloaded by your site visitors, so that even if they don't buy an affiliate product right away, you'll still get credited for the referral when they do.

Do they offer tools and resources for promoting their products? Good affiliate programs will supply you with promotional tools like banner and text ads, email promotions, and even informative articles. The amount of money you can generate depends on how well you're able to promote your products!
All of these factors are ultimately going to affect the amount of money you can make with a particular affiliate program. Just remember, the top-paying affiliate programs are not always the ones that will generate the most bang-for-buck.

* Autoresponder/Email Campaigns (Aweber)
* Go Daddy (For Domains)
* Magnetic Sponsoring
* SEO Handbook
* Super Affiliate Handbook
* Amazon
* Shareasale
* ClickBank
* Linkshare
* Commission Junction

Remember to put your affiliate link in the sidebar of this blog under "Resource Tools."

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