Creating Your Own Identity as a Marketing
Affiliate Part 2
Here are other suggestions to create for yourself
your own identity that sets you apart from your merchant affiliate
wherein your customer can perceive you in a better light.
Your customers are your major assets. It is only
fitting that everything is done to draw them to your site and for them
to identify you as a reliable product provider. When you have branded
yourself, you are set apart from the so many websites that are today
offering their own brand of services and their own kind of selling.
Then you attract more customers per click.
How do you Rate your Merchant?
The past and present operations of your merchant
play a great role in how your customers will rate you. You can find
this out through the merchants existing affiliates.
Find out the paying rate of your merchant. There
are merchants that will credit you with sales from your previous
referral that now clicked direct to their site.
Be sure about the product that you are selling. Again this is a great
source of disappointment and the falling out of customers from and
affiliates customers' list.
If the customers you refer are delivered with
inferior products or does not receive a service stipulated in a sales
agreement, your website suffers. A dissatisfied customer is ripe ground
for negative word of mouth advertising. You want to brand yourself as a
reliable seller. This is often the only way of longevity in the
Make sure also that the products your merchant is selling is not
overpriced. If a similar product can be had in the regular outlets at
much lower list prices, your site will receive a negative reaction.
One of the things that make multi level marketing a pushing channel is
that there has been a perception that it sometimes sells overpriced
The term over priced is an ambiguous jargon, but
there is no telling how a customer reacts when he feels that he could
have gotten the same product or service elsewhere for a reduced price.
Check for testimonials. Find out from other
marketing affiliates of the merchant. The products' quality must
deliver what it claimed. Imagine being referred yourself to a website
only to find out later that the products delivered to you lived short
of what it promised. Your customers will feel the same. You would never
want to be identified with the merchant again.
To be sure of a products quality, some marketing
affiliates try out the products of the merchant themselves. Doing this
offers a lot of advantages for you and your customer. Not in the least
is the confidence of being responsible for delivering a product that
you yourself are satisfied in.
The merchant affiliates have also been on the
receiving end of some of the risks of trickery and scams that crowds
even in best market conditions. They are creating new innovations,
practices, formulas and sales mixes to protect themselves and to
advance this side of marketing that is proving to be one of the most
effective marketing tools in the internet.
The marketing affiliate program had been gaining
grounds since its inception. It is continuing and is in fact a far cry
from its beginnings in 1996. Improvements and innovations are being
adopted because it is a very good tool at advancing marketing concepts
through the web.