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3 Powerful Ways to Increase Your Affiliate Commissions

Aug 17, 2007
Affiliate marketing is undoubtedly a great way to make a living online. The attraction for me was the fact that I could sell other people's business products and services without the usual nightmare of customer service and product delivery. The added bonus of being able to virtually automate my entire affiliate business, makes this line of "work", if you could call it that, a dream come true.

I have been a successful affiliate marketer for a few years. If you are entering the business or are already making strides to find your own success you will find these three tips will dramatically increase your affiliate commissions:

1. Write free reports and ebooks to offer your website visitors - Online browsers love freebies and are more likely to remember you and return to your site if you give them something useful for free. I tend to create pdf reports with my links generously displayed throughout the report. You could even compile a few of your articles in one pdf file.

These files are easily and quickly downloaded for viewing on your prospects P.C. So, encourage them to save your download on their desktop. No telling how much later your visitor may decide to have a browse through your report which will likely lead to another visit to your site.

2. Collect the email addresses of your website visitors before they can download your free reports - There is no such thing as a free lunch so the deal is; a useful report on the topic of your market at no cost in return for your prospects' email address. I don't think that is a bad deal. Do you?

If you've been online for any length of time at all then you will know the importance of building your targeted email list. A powerful way to capitalise on each email address is to have it automatically linked to your autoresponder which will send a series of followup emails automatically to help close the sale or bring your prospects back to your site.

If you are offering a free email course from your site then your visitors will be expecting your email but even if you offer a free download in return for their email address you should still followup. Don't forget to remind your readers who you are and why you are following up. Maybe you could ask in the first email how they liked your ebook. Anything along these lines should suffice.

3. Moving from the strategy of list-building, another powerful way to increase your affiliate commissions is to contact the product owner and ask them to increase the % of your commission - If you are already a successful affiliate marketer and/or have made some sales for the product or service then the owner of the product or service should be quite receptive to your approach. After all, he does not want to lose you completely and may not mind increasing your % by even a little more than others are receiving.

Any increase at all can significantly increase your income if you are making a lot of sales. Obviously!

Implimenting the above strategies may be a no-brainer to some of you but even the most basic of strategies can be all new to those just getting started in the business. Regardless of whether you are just starting or not, the above strategies can make a big difference to your bottom line in a short spcae of time.
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Mal Keenan is editor and publisher of Work from home internet business opportunities Newsletter.
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