Getting the Best Deals out of Pre-Selling
The compensation that a marketing affiliate earns
from his merchant is not always dictated by the margins that the
merchant have for his products. Compensation are for the most part,
dictated by market forces.
More and more merchants are getting into online
marketing. We know the old rule. If the supply is good, prices go down.
It is not always that marketing and salespeople
can be picky about merchants and employers. Today, because of the
success of affiliate marketing you can afford to choose. In fact, the
choices are so wide that when they say that you can write your own
paycheck, believe it.
The competition to attract good affiliate
marketers is just as stiff as your desire to land on a good merchant.
What makes marketing affiliate a better viable sales force is that
they, in the merchants book, are zero investments.
Having said that, what do you have to look for in
choosing a good merchant? How would you make sure that you are getting
· Compare compensation packages.
Aside from you basic website, auto responder, and DSL routes, and fees
like joining fees, maintenance fees, and annual renewal fees and
network percentage fees, a good merchant takes care of the all other
parts of the business that benefits the marketer.
How much is it in commissions that is offered?
There are marketers that would choose a high rate commission than those
who gives lower rates. Bear in mind that usually high commission rates
are normally offered to products that are hard-sell. The commissions
could be worth it but take time to study how much time you can get to
close a sale for hard-sell pruducts. On the other hand merchants that
offer lower commision rates are those products that are either low
priced or are products that have the least resistance . It basically
boils down to your preferences. Commisions are anywhere from1% to 95%.
There are those that offer lifetime commisions.
· Compare the traffic in a merchants'
If the traffic is good, chances are that merchant
already have too many affiliate pre selling for him. When that happens,
the competition that you will have to overcome among the other
marketing affiliates may not work very well for you. You will have to
consider many advertising tactics to stand out and get a better hand at
attracting traffic to yours.
If the traffic is not very good, it may be that
the merchant is not good or the product he carries are. HOWEVER, there
have been gold mines that have been discovered through this. First the
merchant may be offering good commissions for the product to boost pre
selling, and the product is actually good it just need more exposure.
Try to discover them and know their products. There could be less
competition there and you could have struck a treasure chest.
If you have doubts regarding the saleability of
the products of website that attracts low traffic, it would be better
if you will buy the products from them and try it yourself first. This
way you can gain more confidence in refereing the products to your
friends and visitors to your site.
The idea - with so many marketing affiliates and
merchants doing business in the net, is to make the most out of every
click and sales that can generate for your merchant.