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How to Make Money Selling Knives as an Affiliate

Apr 3, 2008
What do I need to know about selling knives? Selling knives as an affiliate means that you need to know about marketing and a bit about ecommerce. The organization of which you are an affiliate should have all this information available to you for review and self-education. If not, there are quite a few things that you should know in reference to being able to sell as an affiliate.

There are certain things that you will need in order to sell as an affiliate. One is having either a Clickbank account or a Google Ad Words account for online advertising, a complete list of what you sell and its specifications, telephone for cold calling, and an affiliate website just for starters. Your organization should have all your marketing tools available to you in order to help you with your marketing.

What Is A Mailing List?

A mailing list is a list composed of people that expressed interest in buying knives and would accept receiving solicitation to do so. This list is compiled from outside sources and is sold to people like you in order to help you get customers for your goods. This is needed in order to utilize the other marketing tools that you have, whether or not it is circulars, a website or other marketing tools.

You Mentioned Other Tools. What Are They?

Some tools include mailers, brochures and websites. Other tools include email and word of mouth. These tools are all necessary in the digital age to be able to compete for customers. Utilization of all these tools will help you sell knives and make a profit too. It may take time and patience, but you will get there. By properly utilizing all tools that you are given to the maximum, you will soon have more customers than you can shake a stick at and will be getting paid for what you love to do.

What Else Do I Need To Know?

You need to know that it will take time, patience and bullheadedness to get your business running. If you are inclined to be lazy, then this definitely is not the business for you. You will need to acquire a very thick skin and not get upset at the many "No's" that you will receive. Every great salesman and woman gets a "No" more times than they care to count. It is their persistence and dogged determination that eventually wins the day for them and their company. To make it in sales requires that you have a strong determination to succeed and a tough skin.

You will get rejected a whole lot, but by the same token every no will lead to a yes. You just have to hang in there and be tough. The tough survive. The tough will get money and the ones that are not so tough may get money, but the discouragement will set in and those will quit even an affiliate's job. That is the way it is in any type of marketing. Toughness survives, wishy-washy people do not survive.

How About Selling Door To Door?

You can go that route, but that is not really the recommended way. Most neighborhoods have some sort of soliciting law and you would be wise to follow it to the letter. This really is not a good idea for door to door sales. It takes a good bit of energy and time spent walking from door to door not to mention the hassle that you will receive in selling door to door. It is actually safer to sell through the internet as opposed to selling door to door.

Selling through the internet does not expose you to the dangers of door to door selling. With all the craziness in this world, why on earth would you subject yourself to that for? That is just asking for trouble and trouble can also follow you home and make much more trouble. A word to the wise, don't sell door to door.

Why Is Door To Door So Troublesome?

Simply put, in the eyes of the law, that is soliciting and you have to be registered with them in order to be able to not get them called on you and you taken to jail for violating a communities "No Soliciting" law. That is a heck of a price to pay just to sell knives and in the long run isn't worth the time or the trouble that it would cause. No amount of money can make up for being harassed and putting yourself in danger.
About the Author
William "Cole" Doggett is a knife expert and owns an Internet knife shop, Knife & Supply Company, LLC at Pocket Knife | Hunting Knife | SOG Knife. Also, make some money from your site with the Pocket Knife Affiliate Marketing Program! Stop by!
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