Affiliate Marketing Sales – How to Get More Commissions
As an affiliate marketer, maximizing the number of promises you make from your affiliate offers is the key to generating a massive online income. However, making your offer stand out from all the other hundreds or thousands of affiliates promoting the same product can be a challenge. In this article, I'll share a few tactics that anyone can use to make sure visitors to your affiliate site click on your link and whip out their credit cards.
The easiest way to make your offer stand out is by offering some kind of free bonus as an incentive to customers. For example, if you're promoting a product that teachers someone how to make money by selling widgets through a website, you could make an effective offer to your customers where anyone who purchases the product through your link and emails you receipt will receive free website templates that they can use to sell their widgets. If you know web design, you can create the templates yourself. And if you do not know web design, then you can find a designer for low rates on someplace like Elance. Even if you have to spend a few bucks once to get the templates made, you'll make money over and over again in terms of increased sales of your affiliate product.
Another attractive incentive that you can offer is free personalized coaching. Let's say you're selling a video program that teachers people how to generate traffic to their website. While watching a video can be helpful, many people would love to get personal 1-on-1 coaching via telephone or webinar. If you're knowledgeable about the subject, you can offer a month (or whatever time frame you prefer) of free coaching to make sure that your customers are getting the most out of their purchase.
An additional incentive that you can use that can be very lucrative for you if you're promoting a product that incorporates the internet is to find a web hosting company that pays you a monthly referral commission, sign up with them, and then offer a month of free web hosting for your customers. The great thing about this is that you can have the customer sign up for hosting through your link, and even though you'll pay the first month for them, for each identical month that the customer stays with that hosting company, you'll get a referral commission. And since people tend to stay with a hosting company once they have their websites set up there, you'll probably be getting paid commissions for a long time to come. Do this with multiple people, and you've got an ongoing stream of revenue. And that's in addition to the commission you made on your original affiliate sale!
So now you've got a few ideas about how to use incentives to boost your affiliate agreements. Just think of products or services that you can offer your prospects that would be a good fit for your affiliate offer, and you'll have customers practically beginning to buy from you.