Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Harnessing the Power of Affiliate Programs

by Jonathan Holloway

Affiliate programs are the best way for a publisher to make more sales than he ever dreamed of. As a publisher you can have people doing all of the selling for you. All you have to do is come up with a credible product. It could be an e-book, tele-seminar, or just a recording of you talking about something. The best products to sell with an affiliate program are information products. These products can be delivered instantly once purchased. The buyer will just need to download the file after completing the transaction. I have found Clickbank to be the best site to launch an affiliate program.

Once you have a product you will need to create an informative website containing just a few pages. This should be a sales page, a thank you page, and an affiliates page. The sales page will do the selling for you. Be sure not to skimp on the quality of the sales letter. The thank you page will deliver the product once the transaction has been completed. The affiliate page will let people know how they can sign up for your affiliate program. You should also have information on this page to help current affiliates promote your products such as keywords to bid on for pay per click advertising.

Once you have all of these things in place you will need to submit your product for approval at Clickbank. Once approved you will need to pay the $49 dollar activation fee. Be sure to follow all of the guidelines when setting up your sales and thank you pages. Now you have an affiliate program ready to promote.

Promote your affiliate program in every way possible . Use pay per click, articles, forum announcements, and word of mouth. You will need to do everything you can to get it off the ground. Once you have recruited some affiliates, you will be able to focus more on what makes your product sell. Try different tactics on the sales page to try to maximize your sales. Remember that you must promote your affiliate program every day in every way possible.

Jonathan is the author of 6trafficsecrets. http://www.6trafficsecrets.com

About the Author

Jonathan is a professional internet marketer

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