The Most Common Mistake 85% Of Partners Do With Affiliate Marketing

 

Did you ask yourself why 85% of the affiliates don’t have a chance to make a reasonable amount of money from affiliate programs? What are the hidden secrets beyond the successful affiliates? Did you know how top affiliates earn up to $(4,000-10,000) a month?

Why most ‘Netpreneurs can’t do the same thing?

Well, there are many answers to this question. A point to start could be one of the articles you can view inside the Internet Marketing Profits Center web site. If you want to know everything about ‘How To’ in the affiliates programs field, check the affiliates report and then come back.

…OK, you’re back.

It’s good – just relax and listen carefully. Today I will reveal just only one simple internet marketing strategy… but what a powerful concept to skyrocket your profits with minimal investments!

Let’s take as an example your web site (if you already have one). I’m 100% convince you have AT LEAST one banner or related links to an affiliate program. That’s good… in one way.

The next logical step when you set-up this page(‘s) is to attract traffic to them and make people to click on your banner/link and wait them to order your affiliate product/service. If you read carefully the articles from my web site you certainly realize one thing: you need a LOT of traffic if you want to make affiliate sells.

Believe me, this is not an easy task. Especially in these days, because you’ll need ONLY VERY TARGETED PROSPECTS to your web pages.

The equation is very simple: TARGETED PROSPECTS = AFFILIATE SELLS!

I mean you need to find those people over the ‘Net who has an interest in your affiliate product/service. And the best way to attract them is to show them the benefits of your affiliate unit, or, in other words, to PREsell your affiliate product/service.

You work hard and get targeted traffic to your web site. Let’s presume that John Doe came to one of your pages and saw your banner/link (I suggest you to use advertorials; this will increase dramatically your chances to make people click on your links).

There are only 2 choices here:

1) The worst: he leave you page because didn’t have an interest on your mark;

2) The good one: he clicks on your banner/link.

If you’re part of a top affiliate program, you have a chance to make the sales through the sales letter written by the owner of the program. But how to get information about the best affiliate programs? A good start is to look again into my web site at best two-tier programs.

You’ll find inside all the necessary information about the top 5 affiliate programs (also included two-tier’s). Those programs works well for me, have great customers support services, and – not at least! – very good affiliate commissions. There is no reason those programs won’t work well for you, too.

Let’s see: if the product/service is sold for $150, you can make $(45-65) per unit. If the product/service is only $29, your commission will be $(9-20). And this is ALL you get! Big bucks are made ONLY by the guys with their own unit to sell. Period.

Simple facts: you work very HARD and generate 100 unique prospects to one of your affiliate web page. IF the sales message is REAL GOOD, we’ll presume that 10% of them will buy one unit of $29 value. Your commissions will be $100 ($10 per unit sold x 10 units sold).

Hmmm… not too much for you. After all, you work a lot to attract traffic and get only $100. What to say if you PAY for the traffic… Let me ask you this:

Question #1 — Are you satisfied with your commission ($100)? If you’re like me, I hope the answer is NO.

Question #2 — What happened to the 90 visitors who arrived to the owner’s web site and didn’t make a purchase?

The answer: you LOSE them! And you LOSE MONEY!

So, what is the worst thing you can do online as an affiliate that will cost you thousands of dollars in profits every year?

Simply promote an affiliate program and allow someone else to build THEIR list and business (i.e. the owners of affiliate programs!) while you LOSE in profits because you didn’t receive the MAXIMUM BENEFITS FROM YOUR EFFORTS!

Again, what to do?

All right now, think about another scenario. The same John Doe arrives to your pages. Since you’re a smarter ‘Netpreneur, instead of getting him to click on your banner/link, you give him the possibility to subscribe to your mailing list and offer him an incentive regarding/or not, to the most productive affiliate programs you’re in (like an eCourse, free report, ebook, poll, contest, etc.). A good advice is to read my Internet Profits Blog – Email Marketing category, were I clearly explain a 4 step way to increase by-night your email list profits.

Did you see the BIG differences? You’ve got the John Doe’s email address and his permission to contact him again and again! Contact with what? Of course, with other offers from affiliate programs (presuming you don’t have your own product/service to sell)!

BEWARE: be a good Net citizen! Always stop when John Doe will ask you. Act like a real pro — ALWAYS! Unless you want to get into bigger troubles online…

Now let’s see what you can do over a full year. If your average commissions will be $20 over a year and offer to John Doe good products/services information, you’ve got the chance to make over 4 sales per year. That’s $80 ONLY from John Doe!

If you capture all the above 100 prospects email addresses, presuming that only 10% of them will buy, you make a profit of $800 over a year ($80 per visitor x 10 buyers)! You don’t have to be the next Einstein to see that $800 in commissions are looking much well than $100! Imagine now that you grow your list every month and finally get 10,000 subscribers. Do yourself the math’s…(I can tell you, is $80,000/year!)

Smile, you just discover the MOST HIDDEN SECRET of SUPER affiliates. I hope this will help you improving your annually commissions!

FINAL THOUGHTS: if you don’t have your own product/service to sell and want to make money from affiliate programs, it’s time to take control of your affiliate marketing. Here’s a simple plan for you to follow-up and I guarantee your affiliate commissions will skyrocket:

Step 1 — Build a 10+ pages web site.

Pay attention to your home page; make it search engine friendly. This is EXTREMELY important! Even better, if you have the power to link 3-5 of your web sites together, I’m sure you’ll win the search engine war.

The key is to provide VALUABLE information inside your pages. If you provide your readers with useful and fresh content in your free stuff, then you’ll find that many prospects will turn into buyers.

Step 2 — Do something to capture your visitors email addresses.

This step it’s easy to accomplish. Try to offer them an eCourse, free report, ebook, poll, contest. Upload them to your favorite autoresponder and you just automate an entire process.

This want cost you anything! Just remember to download your autoresponder logs every week or two. A good tip: before you start, ALWAYS test your web forms, autoresponder messages, links, etc. to see if they are settling down correct!

Step 3 — Drive traffic to your web forms.

HIGHLY TARGETED TRAFFIC is the blood of your business. Doesn’t matter too much if the traffic is high or low. It matters only the quality of your prospects – and how you can transform them quickly into lifetime customers.

Step 4 — Work the back-end.

Try to offer to your prospects affiliate products/services they want badly. The best way to discover what people want is to conduct a survey.

A carefully constructed survey (send by e-mail or simply posted online) can be a powerful weapon to learn exactly how they feel about you and your affiliate products or services – a valuable insights that give you the opportunity to TURBO-CHARGE YOUR PROFITS. Conducting an online or email survey always gives you the chance to:

  • understand your potential buyers’ interests, challenges, values, and lifestyles
  • re-writing the benefits emphasized in your advertising promotional
  • discover new or under-served market niches
  • spotting fads and market trends very quickly and capitalizing on them before your greatest competitors do.

 

Val Popescu

Val Popescu
Joint Venture and Inbound Marketer
Owner of The Internet Marketing Profits Center