If you’ve been reading my articles this year, you KNOW that I’m an advocate of getting traffic via an affiliate
Let’s talk about how to make your affiliate program ROCK!
1. I’m on board with the whole trend Mike Filsaime started of instantly signing up your customers as affiliates. That’s a stroke of genius.
The easier you can make it for people to promote you the better. So one of the things I go to great lengths to do
is provide SIMPLE tools for affiliates. I make it EASY for them to get links.
You can see how I do this at http://www.promotemarlon.com
2. Have a USP versus the competition
If you’ve been through the Red Factor System, you know USP is an outdated concept. And there are a lot more valuable ways to look at it.
But since most people reading this don’t have that system, let’s just talk about USP — what differentiates you from the competition?
And what I have to say on that is you need to have a clear differentiation.
In my case, we have more TOOLS than nearly anyone else. We were also the first in our market as I recall to run CONTESTS.
You know who does a GREAT job at this? The Mary Kay folks. They really do a great job of motivating their ladies.
I also PAY DAILY and hardly anyone else does. I also provide LIVE CHAT support for affiliates. And I pay out commissions on many back end sales. Not very many people do that anymore. It’s "one-and-done."
These are just a few of the ways I differentiate our program. You need to decide how YOU are going to differentiate your program. You Red Factor folks need to think about how to do this in terms of what I taught you in that program.
3. Have a quick start program
If you go to http://wwww.promotemarlon.com you’ll see I provide a quick start plan for our affiliates.
I think it’s very important you have a 1, 2, 3 sort of system for your affiliates to use.
4. Provide a quick start bonus
One of the things I do is provide a bonus to affiliates who are new. You can see this bonus plan at http://www.getyourprofits.com which is my signup page for new affiliates.
5. Give your affiliates plenty of articles to use
This is one area I plan to improve on. I want a constant stream of useful articles going out to my affiliates. Affiliates love articles.
6. Viral PDF’s are always a hot item with affiliates
Providing the occasional viral PDF is always something affiliates love. Aim to please! If you follow the above 6 tips, it should put you on the fast track to having a successful affiliate program.
Marlon Sanders is the author of "The Affiliate Program Dashboard" that walks you through setting up your own affiliate program and promoting it. It’s A to Z and makes everything as much a snap as possible. http://www.affiliatedashboard.com/gameplan.html
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