How To Boost Your Affiliate Commissions

How To Boost Your Affiliate Commissions
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With affiliate marketing, you don't need a product or website of your own, you don't deal with customers, refunds, product development and maintenance. It is one of the easiest ways to make money online.  If you are already an affiliate marketer and want to boost your commisions, here is an overview of a powerful step-by-step plan that will boost your affiliate commissions:

1. Find the best products to promote. As an affiliate, you must remember that with every sale you're building your most valuable asset, your customer base. They will buy from you because they trust you. If you lose that trust with just one shoddy product, you are likely to lose them for good.  So, choose your products carefully.

Here is a checklist to follow when choosing an product to promote:

  • It should fill a known need or want of your target audience.
  • It should be an evergreen product that is likely to be around for more than one season.
  • It should be high quality, i.e. functions as advertised.
  • It should offer real and quantifiable benefits.

 

2. Make sure the product comes with an affiliate program that is worth your time. Here is a basic criteria of good affiliate programs:

  • Offers generous commission structure to affiliates.
  • Comes with high quality seller tools such as banner graphics, sales page, email copies, images, etc.
  • Vendor has a solid track record of paying easily and on time.
  • Vendor offers adequate support to the buyers of their product.
  • Vendors offers a no questions asked money back guarantee.

3. Create a "lead magnet" giveaway report, ebook or video that will resonate with your target audience. The giveaway will be offered in exchange for customer's name and email address.

4.  A good giveaway will provide valuable information and build your credibility. It also is a chance to list other relevant resources with your affiliate links.

2. Collect and save the email addresses of those who download your free ebooks. It is a known fact that people do not make a purchase on the first solicitation. You may want to send out your message more than six times to make a sale.

This is the simple reason why you should collect the contact information of those who downloaded your reports and ebooks. You can make follow-ups on these contacts to remind them to make a purchase from you.

Get the contact information of a prospect before sending them to the vendor’s website. Keep in mind that you are providing free advertisement for the product owners. 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.

3. Ask for higher than normal commission from merchants. If you are already successful with a particular promotion, you should try and approach the merchant and negotiate a percentage commission for your sales.

If the merchant is smart, he or she will likely grant your request rather than lose a valuable asset in you. Keep in mind that you are a zero-risk investment to your merchant; so do not be shy about requesting for addition in your commissions. Just try to be reasonable about it.

Write strong pay Per Click ads. 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.

Try out these strategies and see the difference it can make to your commission checks in the shortest of time.

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