2 Techniques To Get Affiliates To Promote Your Product

affiliate programs that work

Affiliate programs that work? Does such a thing really exist?

Yes as you’ll see below…

You’ve often heard how recruiting your own affiliates to promote your product/service is going to bring you tons of visitors to your site.

But is it really the case? Does having an affiliate program for your product really guarantee that you’ll attract tons of affiliates who will promote you?

Not necessarily.

There are a lot of “ghost ship” affiliate programs out there. What I mean by “ghost ship” is thatthese affiliate programs are just there available for you to join, but nobody is actually promoting the product in the affiliate program. Well, sometimes there will be people JOINING the program, but mostly they just join without promoting.

Joining WITHOUT promoting is very common. Most people do that.

Let me give you an example.

I currently have 290 people who signed up as affiliates in my lifetime-commissions Get Profits Fast affiliate program. But do all of them ACTIVELY promote?

No. Less than 10 affiliates actually. And these affiliates are bringing in traffic numbers like this:

affiliate programs that work

Let’s focus on the unique clicks since they are more accurate. Just in case you don’t know, raw clicks typically mean the same person is clicking the affiliate link more than once. For example, if you take a look at the last row on August 31 2010, there are 55 raw clicks and only 45 unique clicks. There’s a difference of 10 clicks – which means that there are people who click on the same affiliate links more than once.

As you can see from the screenshot above, in August 2010 collectively these 10 affiliates bring in 3093 visitors to my site, promoting one or more of my products.

Now let me share with you how I was able to get affiliates to ACTIVELY promote my products:

1. Provide a HIGHER THAN USUAL affiliate payout so that your affiliate program becomes extraordinary

I’m proud to say we have the best and highest-paying affiliate program in the internet marketing/make money online industry.

2. Make your affiliates SUPER EASY to promote your product/service

Many times I see product owners simply putting up a haphazard affiliate page and then giving affiliates a few tools they can use to promote the product in question. Banners, email copy, signatures, etc.

But you know what?

These affiliate tools are not embedded with the affiliates’ affiliate link – meaning they have to manually go and find out what their affiliate id is, then they have to manually replace xxxxx with their affiliate id.

Man… even if you’re promoting products via Clickbank, not everyone remembers their affiliate id (hey sometimes people have multiple Clickbank IDs).

By the way if you’re still promoting products via Clickbank, I invite you to STOP promoting and instead promote my products. Click here to see why we have the best affiliate program and why we blow everyone’s affiliate program out of the water (Ohhh… and that’s including Clickbank).

What you should do is put up a UNIUQE affiliate page where an affiliate’s affiliate link is already embedded within the affiliate tools. All the affiliate has to do is copy and paste their affiliate link. Easy like that – copy and paste!

The other thing that you can do to make it easy for affiliates to promote your product is to provide a wide variety of affiliate tools such as copy-and-paste email copy, copy-and-paste forum and email signatures, copy-and-paste Twitter tweets, copy-and-paste banners, etc.

Point is: you must make it SUPER EASY for affiliates to promote your product. Spoon feed them. Treat them like 3-year-old kids.

Ohhh and regarding banners, it’s always good to provide multiple different banner sizes because different people prefer different size preference and needs (I provide 14 different sizes in my affiliate program).

In August 2010, 3093 unique visitors were driven to one or more of my sites, which means an average of 103 visitors/day – on no effort on my part at all.

“Autopilot” Is Overused And Over-Hyped

Everywhere you go, you see marketers struggling to get traffic to their sites. I get 103 unique visitors per day on autopilot.

Yes I know the word “autopilot” is overused in this industry – but it’s really as close to autopilot as it can get. The only thing that is not autopilot is the initial time taken to create and design all the affiliate tools. But once they are there, it’s pretty much hands-free, apart from a few minor changes here and there every few months to improve the system and tools.

So if you currently have a product of your own, be sure to create and affiliate program for it. But do NOT stop there! You also want to make it as easy as possible for affiliates to promote (like I’ve just outlined above), and also promote your affiliate program hard to attract affiliates.

If you don’t have a product yet, go sign up for our 2-tier, lifetime-commissions affiliate program now, then promote our affiliate program to sign up affiliates under you. You get to earn 20% of what they (affiliates that sign up under you) are earning.

Cool right? So if you’re asking about affiliate programs that work, the answer is the The Get Profits Fast Affiliate Program. Sign up for free now and start earning those lifetime commissions…

8 Responses to “2 Techniques To Get Affiliates To Promote Your Product”

  • James Smith on December 20, 2011

    “Autopilot Is Overused And Over-Hyped”

    I completely agree with this, Welly. It actually takes EFFORT and TIME to train the affiliates. What I do is copy off this affiliate marketer – who I won’t name – basically what he does is have a website where he actually trains the affiliate with videos and articles so they can sell HIS stuff.

    Smart huh.

    - James

  • Rebecca Wolf on July 30, 2011

    I have used ClickBank before but not paydotcome or ejunkie. Thanks for the tip, Welly!

  • Omar Pacheco on May 29, 2011

    Hello Welly

    I’m recently discovering the real importance of to get an excelente affiliate program for all of my products. I wish to integrate all of them in a just one affiliate program.

    I’m thinking in offer tier commisions, payments trough paypal, lifetime affiliate tracking, etc.

    What affiliate software can you recomend to integrate with wordpress and profits theme?

    • Welly on May 30, 2011

      We currently use aMember Pro for our affiliate program. It has the ability to track 2 tier, lifetime commissions.

      Profits Theme does not integrate with aMember out of the box. You need to hire a programmer to customize it to your needs, which is not recommended unless you know what you’re doing.

      Profits Theme, however, integrates with Clickbank, or you can use Digital Access Pass to handle the affiliate management aspect. But then again, Clickbank does not support 2 tier, lifetime commissions.

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  • Udegbunam Chukwudi on September 8, 2010

    I was wondering if you could point me in the direction of the best company to work with when starting out with a first
    product. I’m thinking of setting up the whole affiliate thing for my blog setup service and I’m really not sure about the best low budget options.

    Are there free scripts that one can use to automate the whole affiliate process?

    I hope my ranting is understood ;-)

    • Welly on September 9, 2010

      I don’t know of any good free affiliate scripts, but if you just want an affiliate program for your 1 product, you can go with paydotcom.com, clickbank.com, or e-junkie.com. I believe opening an account with paydotcom is free, and ejunkie has a free 1 week trial.

      • Udegbunam Chukwudi on September 9, 2010

        Silly me. I TOTALLY forgot about PayDotcom. To think I even have an affiliate account with them opened way over a year ago. I’ll head on there and create an order for my service and then see how I can work in the affiliate thing. Thanks man ;-)

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