Innovation. In most instances, innovation creates hesitation. If you have looked at the startup market, you know that most investors won’t go into a product for 2 reasons. The first is because there isn’t proof of concept. The second is because they don’t know how it will perform. That means that if a business is based purely on innovation, it will have a hard time entering the market.
Next, tell them why they will make money by promoting your offer – give them your overall conversion rate, details of any affiliates you already have on board, and how successful they’ve been. Explain what is working especially well for you. Finally, close by giving them a call to action – tell them to either visit your affiliate page or e-mail you back for further information and a review copy of your product.
So let me give you an example. One of my friends had never sold a product online at all. He figured out that the fastest way for him to sell a bunch of products would be to get a whole bunch of other people who had email lists and had customers to recommend his program. He was a salesman type guy, and comfortable with approaching people and making deals with them. So, he went through a process of contacting people and selling them on why they should help him. In doing this, he developed a strong network of affiliates who were actively and keenly marketing his program to their existing markets. They wanted to make sales to make money for themselves, so they pushed his products hard and he in turn made a lot of sales. That strategy to find affiliates is powerful.
Of course you want affiliates with high commissions, but they should also have a solid reputation with high conversions and low reversal rates (you get $0 if people cancel after signing up). If they’re part of an affiliate marketplace like ShareASale or ClickBank you can see some numbers there. Companies likes Amazon/SiteGround are safe bets, otherwise do your research (or track your affiliate links so you can monitor their performance). Avoid affiliates offering huge commissions since this probably means they’re struggling to acquire/retain customers naturally. This will hurt your numbers (specifically your conversions/reversal rates). 

Ah, my favourite section. SO, by now, you guys should know that I hate crappy advice. Wellll, I feel like the Internet really let me down with affiliate marketing, because there’s so many small considerations and details that people rarely mention in the beginner guides. SO, here are some sad truths to be wary of (that I had to learn the hard way):
Next, tell them why they will make money by promoting your offer – give them your overall conversion rate, details of any affiliates you already have on board, and how successful they’ve been. Explain what is working especially well for you. Finally, close by giving them a call to action – tell them to either visit your affiliate page or e-mail you back for further information and a review copy of your product.

Another important thing to communicate is the number of days an affiliate link is tracked. In other words, how many days can pass after a customer first visits an affiliate link before the affiliate no longer gets credit for that sale. You wouldn’t want an affiliate expecting credit for a sale that was placed 45 days after a customer used their link if the maximum amount of days your store tracks affiliate links is 30!


If instant gratification is your thing, affiliate marketing will make you want to run into a wall. Even after you surpass the threshold needed to “cash out”, there’s usually a waiting period before your commission is confirmed/approved, simply because they allow time for people to return goods if needed. So yes, affiliate marketing is by no means a fast track to cash.
You’ll need about $40 – This $40 will be spent on a domain name and website hosting. Is it possible to start an affiliate marketing blog for free? Yes, technically it is. I won’t get into the details here, but I highly recommend you sign up for your own web hosting and domain name. The service I recommend will set you up with both of those things in one place. You also don’t need this money upfront. If you use this discount link it is only $2.99 per month, so after a full year of having your own domain name and web hosting, you’re actually looking at less than $40.
Don’t set a goal to write 3 blog posts a day… set a goal to write 1 blog post a week and make that post super helpful, long, and filled with information that is so valuable you will say “yeah, people will link to that.” 90% of my traffic/affiliate income comes from just 20 tutorials, many of which are 5+ years old. But I am constantly updating them to make the content better.
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