How to Make Most Out of Affiliate Marketing
It is quite amazing how affiliate marketing has
grown for years. Along with its success are the marketing affiliates
that made a career out of site referrals without even making a sweat,
which in turn creates money or popularly termed to as commission. But
there's a catch: to start as a marketing affiliate does not guarantee
you 100% success like those who win big time in this field. Listed
below are the key elements that need to be given full attention when
starting as a marketing affiliate.
1. Your website. The great success of marketing
affiliates is the caused by their websites. This is because websites
attract visitors. You yourself must have experienced the 2-second
getaway: you click on a particular website, and in 2 seconds, you are
on the next. The point is to trap visitors for at least a couple of
minutes just to give time to see the content of your page. It is also
important to set a theme for your site. Base your product to this theme
and you one step closer from generating enough visitors and get the
money to start flowing. The site would also give you the idea
2. The merchant's site. When you choose an
affiliate merchant, you should consider the website. It is often
neglected that the merchant's website holds the actual sales. Make sure
your merchant's site is made to sell. Make sure that when choosing your
merchant, you research on other important criteria such as discounts,
private policy, sales copy, and product guarantee. These things invite
visitors to make transaction to the site, thus giving you commission.
3. Type of products and/or services. Don't you
feel ashamed if you recommend a certain product or a service provider
which turned out to be a fraud or simply a product of low-standard?
This is the main reason why you should select a merchant affiliate
product you yourself would be proud to have. Avoiding sub-standard
product would save you and your website's reputation for the future
referrals. Moreover, making sure that the merchant's reputation is not
questionable. You would know if the merchant is reputable or not from
affiliates that are already in the business. Therefore, you should
choose a merchant with good product and good reputation.
4. The commission. Once you determined your site
and your merchant, know about the commission. There are many types of
affiliate commission schemes. On the top of the list are pay per click,
pay per lead, and pay for sale. These three could be combined depending
on the merchant. Usually, the commission rate start at 5 to 10 cents
per click. Clear these things and make a good assessment.
5. Tracking software. If you want an accurate
sales report, you should consider the type of tracking used by the
merchant. This will ensure you that all the sales that were the result
of your referrals would be accountable to you.
6. Payment scheme. The best part of all days work
is when you receive your paycheck. But before you celebrate, make sure
that you get the clear payment scheme of your affiliate merchant. Know
the rates and frequency of the payment to avoid confusion.
Knowing all 6 would greatly affect your career as
a Marketing affiliate. Although this is a great work, the payoffs are
worth the effort.