How to Sell your Product using Affiliate Marketing Part I
If you know how to sell your product using affiliate marketing then you have the potential to explode its sales through the roof by have other people selling your product for you.
Almost everybody involved in internet marketing has been involved in affiliate marketing in one way or another, though mostly through selling other merchants’ products than through their own affiliate program. It is strange that most people know how to sell an affiliate product, but only a few are comfortable with launching an affiliate program for their own product.
It’s a bit like riding a bicycle. Do it once and you don’t forget. You can do it almost at will with all the rest of your products, and if you know the people that make most of their income through affiliate marketing you are likely to be able to persuade them to sell yours.
First however, you need to have a product that is good enough for others to want to sell. Respected affiliate marketers will not risk their good name by selling poor products. They have to be convinced that the product is of good quality and will be useful to buyers. You can do this is two ways, and each depends on what type of affiliate marketing you are getting involved in.
A joint venture is a form of affiliate marketing in that your partner will be selling your product to their list. There are differences between that and a normal affiliate agreement, and generally the joint partner will want to know about you and how much money you make -information that you do not have to provide to an affiliate. You will be expected to give them a free copy of your product to persuade them to sell it to their list.
An affiliate will have to purchase their own if they want to review it, unless you agree to provide them with a copy. It depends upon the status of the affiliate. A well respected affiliate marketer on the internet that has a massive list to which to offer your product, and a number of websites on which to promote it, will expect a free copy that you would not give to somebody that you had never heard of.