What do you need to have to get affiliates excited?

by Johnathan 8 replies
Hi,

I was wondering... Say I wanted to approach a clickbank affiliate with a product/service I have. Obviously, since they probably get unindated with tons of offers on a daily basis (especially if they are successful), what would I need to convince them to sell my product? Or at least get them interested/notice it?

Thanks!
#main internet marketing discussion forum #affiliates #excited
Avatar of Unregistered
  • Profile picture of the author MustafaKamal
    High commission rate, assure them that your product has a lesser chance of getting refunded, hypnotic sales page and lots of online persuasion techniques.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[1150778].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author R Hagel
    Obviously, as mentioned above, you need to show the affiliate what he/she gets out of the deal. Be sure to include conversion rate data.

    However, a good affiliate also wants to know what his/her customers get out of the deal. As such, you need to give affiliates free access to the product and let them know why their customers will like it/how it will benefit them. You may even offer the affiliate's customers an exclusive discount or bonus offer -- that way the affiliate looks like a "hero" to his list.

    Cheers,
    Becky
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[1150792].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author kenseavert
    Originally Posted by Johnathan View Post

    Hi,

    I was wondering... Say I wanted to approach a clickbank affiliate with a product/service I have. Obviously, since they probably get unindated with tons of offers on a daily basis (especially if they are successful), what would I need to convince them to sell my product? Or at least get them interested/notice it?

    Thanks!

    First of all make sure it’s a good offer and well worth their time. Not trying to be offensive here, just make sure you have tested everything and you know it's good. Too many people jump for the quick buck and ruin long term JV relationships.

    Second, it always helps to have built a relationship with these folks prior to asking.

    Third, Simply ask yourself what do you have to offer really? what separates you from all those other offers they get? Why should they pay attention to it? This doesn't always have to be money, leverage your resources.

    Forth, yes, high commission and ROI always helps.

    Fifth, *Important* you want to offer a commission that is good but also I just wanted to mention your focus should always be on "what can I do to help this person? How can this benefit them?"

    Ken
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[1150820].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author JayXtreme
    As an affiliate myself.. I only require these things from a merchant:

    a) A sales page

    b) A product that solves a problem for my chosen niche.

    c) A way to contact you if necessary.

    d) Conversions stats where possible, but really, this isn't a deal-breaker.. I'll have my own stats within a couple of days if they aren't available.

    I can do all the rest myself, anything else is a bonus.

    The contact you bit is quite important, I don't contact many vendors, some of them who get thousands of customers from me.... but it's good to know that if I want to create banners or do anything a little "out of the box".. that I can contact them to talk things over and make sure they know what I am doing.

    Peace

    Jay
    Signature

    Bare Murkage.........

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[1150826].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
      Banned
      [DELETED]
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[1150899].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author JayXtreme
        Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

        if the vendor says "no" to my polite, convincing, well-reasoned request for one)
        When you put it like that, I want to give you a review copy before you even ask for one
        Signature

        Bare Murkage.........

        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[1150919].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author ADAMw3
    Have an affiliate contest with some kick-ass prizes. That'll do it. Also what the above posters said.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[1150905].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Didier Faucher
    50% commission on the "main" product, plus a commission on all sales made
    on the back-end during 6-12 months.

    Now from the technical point of view, not sure it's easy to implement.
    It depends on the automation system that you use, etc.



    Originally Posted by JayXtreme View Post

    When you put it like that, I want to give you a
    review copy before you even ask for one
    What's the real reason? :p


    Didier
    Signature

    Saya Mau Makan Angin - I Want To eat The Wind (Why not?)

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[1150994].message }}
Avatar of Unregistered

Trending Topics