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4 Amazing Tips To Help Boost Your Affiliate Commissions

Aug 17, 2007
Affiliate Marketing is one of the easiest ways of launching into an online business, and earning a profitable income that you can retire on. Thousands of ordinary folks like you and I, have met with great success as Affiliate Marketers; so much so, that many of us have even quit our 9-5 jobs, to fully concentrate on our affiliate business!

However, you do get a large number of affiliates out there, whose earnings aren't exactly flattering. Are you one of them? If so, this article is tailor-made for you! Read below, to discover 4 amazing tips that could help boost your affiliate commissions BIG time!

Killer Tip # 1:- Pick the best and most profitable affiliate programme and products to promote -

Look, obviously you'd want to promote a programme that'll enable you to gain maximum profit, in the shortest possible time, right? Well, there are several factors to consider, in selecting such an affiliate programme:

A:- Choose ones that have a generous commission structure. Some companies out there, are willing to shell out a whopping 60 - 75 % commission for their affiliates. Others offer a two-tier commission structure, where you get paid for the business you *yourself* have generated, plus a commission on the sales generated by any affiliates you sponsor.

B:- You also need to choose products that fit in with your target audience. For example, it's absurd to promote ABC's garden seeds to an audience of Internet Marketers! So you may want to give some thought to this aspect, before progressing any further.

C:- It might be a good idea to do a background check on the company whose products you hope to promote. After all, you wouldn't want to be associated with a SCAM, right? For this will not only dent your image, it would also effectively kill your affiliate business, once and for all! And you certainly don't want this happening, do you?

Killer Tip # 2:- Be a cut above the rest!

This is where most affiliate marketers fail! They tend to follow the herd! To demonstrate, we all know that when you join an affiliate programme, you're provided with a set of promotional tools you could use to promote their products. Now, a lazy marketer would take the easy route, and simply go ahead and use these methods only. Just think, how many other marketers out there, besides you, are doing the same thing?

So if you wish to boost your affiliate commissions and stand out from the crowd,you've got to make use of a few other promotional techniques as well. For example, write short ebooks or reports targeting your audience, and include links in it, to the products you're promoting.

You could also write strong Pay-Per-Click ads. PPC ads are one of the most powerful means of advertising online. As an affiliate, you can make a sizeable income, just by managing PPC campaigns such as Google Adwords and Overture. You could then monitor them to see which ads are the most effective , and which ones you must dispose of.

See if you can come up with other unique promotion ideas that would not only give you the cutting edge, but also sky-rocket your affiliate commissions!

Killer Tip # 3:- Collect and save the email addresses of those who download your free ebooks/reports, etc.

This way, you can always send other marketing messages to them, as well as earn an ongoing commission, instead of a one-time sale only. It would also enable you to build a healthy relationship with your subscribers, which in turn will make them receptive to your deals and offers.

Killer Tip # 4:- The power of Asking!

Ask for higher- than -normal commission from merchants. If you're already successful with a particular promotion, you could try and approach the merchant, and negotiate a percentage commission for your sales.

Skeptical that he's going to turn down your request? Look, if the merchant is smart, he or she will likely grant your request, rather than lose a valuable asset
in you. So you needn't be apprehensive about requesting a bigger commission. Just try to be reasonable about it, though!

Implement these amazing tips today, and watch your affiliate commissions grow overnight!
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John Edmond runs Internet Marketing Resources where you can subscribe to the Newsletter. Also go to Oneclickbooks.com where you can get a range of Top Quality Ebooks all priced at 99p UK
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