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10 Ways to Supersize Your Affiliate Earnings

Aug 22, 2008
Affiliate marketing can be a superb way to increase one's income by leaps and bounds. However, not many people are too successful at it simply because they do not know the correct approach. Here are some ways in which you can jumpstart your commission earning potential through affiliate marketing!

1. Select Only The Hot Quality Products

Most people forget that it is their products that will help them sell faster and hence more commissions online. Some of the popular products that sell really well include digital products like ebooks, software etc. You could also select material based products or even subscription based products as these have a good market demand. However, when selecting a product to promote, you need to make a search online to find out what's hot... I.e. the fuel prices are going up, so try to find the products - ebooks, etc. that tells the customer on how to save on gas, how to increase mileage with the same amount of fuel and so on. Give people what they want!

2. Select the Right Strategy to Market Your Affiliate Product

The next step to enhance your commission potential is to adopt the right kind of marketing strategy. Try leveraging free publicity tools such as press releases and articles to maximize your ROI. If you are going to use an URL to direct customers to the affiliate site make sure to camouflage it so customers do not know it is an affiliate program. The key here is to find out what works the best for you and then cultivate the method in order to sell online. If for example, article method doesn't give you results, you should try to implement another method - i.e. pay per click campaigns. You need to test and track all your results to find out what gives you results and what does not. Make sure to stick with your strategy for a while - try it for at least a month or two. Some methods (like article marketing) might take half a year to give you the effects...

3. Empower as Much Marketing Methods as Possive to Advertise Your Affiliated Product

It is also imperative that you select a diverse range of tools to propagate your affiliate products online. Make sure to select from an assortment of PPC campaigns, banner advertisements, article marketing, blogging, review writing, press release writing etc. This way, you can maximize your reach and publicity. However, don't jump from one to another. Try each method and give at least a few months to see the results. Each of the methods needs time to be mastered, however it is definitely worth the time. One mastered method could give you much morer benefits than all others together.

4. Make Sure Your Affiliate Program Is Protected From Malware or Stealware

There are plenty of stealware these days that replace your affiliate cookies and direct customer payments to a third party site. These entities are out to steal your hard earned commission. Read the fine print in your affiliate merchant program. When you select a product make sure to ask the merchant about their used tracking methods to track your sales and find out if their offered affiliate program is protected against the malicious software.

5. Don't Select Products that Have a Bad Site Navigation

Even if your merchant has a great set of products if the site has bad navigational quality then your chances at getting a commission are reduced. Ensure the site is clean and uncluttered and has clear call to actions mentioned to facilitate easy purchases. Make sure your selected products sales page doesn't have any 'leaks' or similar links to purchase the product with an alternative method (multiple different payment buttons when you get a commission only when a customer purchase the product through a certain button) which does not allow you to receive the affiliate commissions.

6. Select Products Only With a Good Affiliate Tracking System

Your merchant needs to have a good affiliate tracking software in place. This will enable you to proactively monitor your progress and sales. This way you can earn more commissions, you will get an in-depth stats about your affiliate campaigns and all other valuable information that will allow you to tweak and profit more from your efforts.

7. Affiliate Program Must Support an Effective Cookie Tracking

Another important aspect is to ensure the merchant cookies get tracked properly. This way, on an initial visit to the merchant site, your affiliate ID gets noted down. In future, if the customer purchases then you get the commission. You should definitely check if a certain affiliate program supports cookies and tracks all the sales correctly.

8. Leveraging Adsense

Adsense is a great tool offered from Google that can help increase your earning potential. You could have numerous ads placed on your affiliate site and every time a sale happens through your site you get a slice of the commission Google gets!

9. Selecting a Right Affiliate Network

There are many different affiliate networks, however you need to select the one who could definitely help you to select the right products, provides you with all the tools for your affiliate campaigns and allows you to track everything. One of such networks is Click2Sell.EU (http://www.click2sell.eu). It enables you to select the products to promote, tracks all your marketing campaigns, visitors and sales and ensures that you receive your earned money.

10. Preventing Your Email Marketing Campaign Ending Up As Spam

Email marketing is critical to ensuring success in an affiliate program. However, there is always a risk of these being marked as spam. If you are building your own list of e-mail newsletter readers, then use a double opt-in method of asking customers to subscribe. This will prevent your emails being sent to the spam folder.

One way of the other, these tips should definitely help you to increase your affiliate commissions through the roof. Just practice, test and track everything. Write down what works and what doesn't. Within time you will become a great affiliate marketer and your profits will soar.
About the Author
Egidijus Andreika is a creator of Click2Sell.EU Affiliate Marketing Network. Click2Sell allows you to promote products online and earn affiliate commissions. It ensures that no one can steal your commissions, all affiliates are protected. You can track all aspects of your affiliate campaign and find great products to promote. Visit Click2Sell to affiliate network.
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