The REAL SECRET To Consistent Commission Checks
It’s important that you understand something about affiliate marketing from the very beginning –
Earning affiliate income isn’t easy for the average person.
Let’s face it, there are 50 gazillion other people out there doing the exact same thing you are doing – if you could remember what it is that you are doing. 🙂
So, that’s what I want to address. Here’s the mindset that I want you to remember: there are only so many customers out there. And each affiliate in the program is doing basically the same thing to try to reach them.
That’s why you are going to be different. Got it?
Before I jump into what I consider to be the “real secret” to earning commissions with affiliate programs, let me share with you a basic concept that is going to be important to what you are going to learn today.
Here is how the average affiliate approaches promoting their affiliate link…
A) Send out a mailing. Purchase ezine ads. Get a few pay-per-click keywords. Post a few links. Make a small profit. Get discouraged. Move on to the next affiliate program.
Or, if they are slightly more aggressive…
B) Send out a mailing. Purchase ezine ads. Get a few pay-per-click keywords. Post a few links. Write a few articles. Create an eBook. Do a joint venture. Swap ads. And they continue promoting that same affiliate program until they (along with a few other aggressive affiliates) have found every potential customer on the face of the earth. Make a decent profit. Where do I go now? Move on to the next affiliate program.
While I certainly agree that the “slightly more aggressive” affiliate is on the right trail with their approach, it still leaves a common problem that all affiliates have…
Finding NEW customers.
You make an affiliate sale. Great. You make another one. Great. You keep working and working and working to make another sale and another sale and another sale. Now, remember, there are a gazillion others out there trying to do the same thing. And, even if all of these other affiliates only make one or two sales each…
..that’s a LOT of customers that you WON’T be selling to!
For example: If there are 10,000 affiliates promoting Product A and they all, on average, sell just 2 copies each, that’s 20,000 customers that are immediately unavailable for you to sell to.
Doesn’t matter how hard you promote and how much you do, you WILL NOT sell them a second copy of something they have already bought. Even if they love it. They won’t buy another copy.
So, here’s the “real secret.” While everyone is promoting the heck out of all of the same programs you are, you need to refine who it is that you are promoting.
***Bottom line: Start FOCUSING on those affiliate programs that offer MONTHLY commissions.
Here’s why. Let’s say you promote an absolutely awesome product by Mr. Guru that sells for $29.97. And Mr. Guru gives you 50% commission. By the time all of the processing fees are out of the way, you earn about $14.00 for a new customer.
And you’re done with that customer — it’s time to move on and find the next guy.
HOWEVER, if you promote an affiliate program that pays MONTHLY, let’s say a membership site, then here’s what you would find happens…
The membership site is $27.00 PER MONTH. You earn $13.50 per MONTH for every referral you make for as LONG AS THEY REMAIN ACTIVE!
With the $29.97 product, you earn $14.00 for all of your efforts in finding a customer. One time commission. That’s it. Time to find another customer. With the MONTHLY service, you earn
about the same commission for that same customer. Then, next month you earn that commission over again! Month after that, you’re still earning that same commission from that same customer.
For each and every month that the customer continues to use the service you continue to bring in the commission without finding a new customer.
Do you see the potential here?
It makes much more sense to focus on promoting affiliate programs that bill monthly and pay commissions monthly. That way, you continue to earn profits from the…
Same customer base!
If I am going to buy ads and purchase pay-per-click keywords and create eBooks and bust my behind to get those customers, I’d sure rather get paid every month (without doing a bit of extra work, mind you!) that to only earn a one-time commission.
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While this isn’t as good as MONTHLY income, choosing an affiliate program that offers you LIFETIME customers is the next best thing. For example: With some programs when you recruit a customer , they are yours for life. If they purchase future product releases, then YOU receive the commission as the original referrer. It’s a good second option, but it’s not as good as getting paid monthly!
So, what should you promote? Your eyes have been opened. You’ve seen the light. You realize that what you’ve just read does make sense. And you want to get paid monthly!
So, what should you promote? While you definitely need to check things out yourself and make that determination on your own, let me give you a short list of TYPES of offers that you can promote that bill monthly and award monthly commission checks.
PLR AND RESALE RIGHTS CLUBS
- MEMBERSHIP SITES
- WEB HOSTING
- AUTORESPONDERS AND LIST MANAGEMENT TOOLS
- COACHING CLUBS
- PAID NEWSLETTERS
- SERVICES (AD TRACKING, LEGAL DOCS, MANAGEMENT, ETC.)
The important thing is for you to identify at least one really good affiliate program that offers residual income possibilities for you.
Once you find the right program to promote, it’s a matter of getting as many different people to click on your link as possible. How would you like to have someone teach you ONE simple way to promote your affiliate links every week? Read on for details…
By Jimmy D. Brown of “Affiliatenaire”
Jimmy D. Brown is the author of “Affiliatenaire“, teaching you how to create big-time affiliate commission checks in only 1-3 hours each week. Discover how you can get cash in the bank without a website, experience or even an idea!