Best Way to Attract Affiliates?

by momo3 21 replies
What is the ultimate way to attract affiliates? Does it just take time?

I realize JVs might be a big answer to this question. But what else? Joining many affiliate programs?
#main internet marketing discussion forum #affiliates #attract
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  • Profile picture of the author matthewd
    The best way is to have a great offer for affiliates. Offer a high commission percentage and give them tools to help them promote your stuff.

    Another good way is to actually convert your customers into affiliates on the back end.
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
    The best way to attract affiliates is to create a killer product or service that people use, love, and rave about.

    Then combine that with a great sales letter.

    Top it off with a high conversion rate and generous commissions.

    Remember a desirable product/service and a compelling offer is the key to attracting affiliates.

    If you have that they will come knocking at your door.

    And if they come knocking at your door already you can imagine how much easier it is to get other affiliates by you contacting them.

    If no one is knocking at your door... and you have had exposure in your market to a lot of traffic and potential buyers then you may still need to work on your offer first to make it more compelling and desirable.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jose Delgado
      Best way is to offer a Cold Beer to the first one to make you $10,000

      No but serious, I agree with both Josh and Matthew.

      You have to offer them the best.
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    • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
      P.S. No matter how high your commissions are if your product, your offer, and your sales page sucks you will get nowhere.
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    • Profile picture of the author Nizzura
      Originally Posted by Josh Anderson View Post

      The best way to attract affiliates is to create a killer product or service that people use, love, and rave about.

      Then combine that with a great sales letter.

      Top it off with a high conversion rate and generous commissions.

      Remember a desirable product/service and a compelling offer is the key to attracting affiliates.

      If you have that they will come knocking at your door.

      And if they come knocking at your door already you can imagine how much easier it is to get other affiliates by you contacting them.

      If no one is knocking at your door... and you have had exposure in your market to a lot of traffic and potential buyers then you may still need to work on your offer first to make it more compelling and desirable.
      Can I add something..?

      Just email to your subscribers. Ask them to become your affiliate.
      If you apply a right strategy in building a good relationship with them,
      I'm sure they will be queuing up to become your affiliate when you launch
      a product.

      Nizzura
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  • Profile picture of the author Harold Hsu
    I think mailing a (physical) postcard or sincere letter would be a great idea. Especially to get the attention of the big affiliates.

    The idea is to stand out from the crowd and to show a commitment on your part to be willing work together with your affiliates. Everyone knows that E-mail is easy to send and virtually costless. It doesn't say very much when you send an email... but when you send a physical mailing piece, that speaks a lot about your sincerity and commitment.
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  • Profile picture of the author geraldmegaman
    I am just checking out some early posts to see if they are still relevant...
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  • Profile picture of the author harris96
    Nope your content and formatting style can help you to attract your customers.
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  • Profile picture of the author time4vps
    Here is some tips:

    Make an attractive sign-up offer: To attract affiliates to assist you in better product marketing, you need to be generous in terms of money and reward offers. Affiliates will not sign up for your program if you don’t make it worth their time-investment. Initially, you should even consider splitting half of your product revenues to encourage affiliate participation.

    Make the affiliate sign-up process easier: if you have plans to create a network of affiliates to promote your product, make the sign-up process easy for affiliates to get started.

    Have graphics available to help affiliates with marketing. It is a good idea to create a variety of graphics or banners for affiliates to use when marketing your product.

    Reward high-producing affiliates: everyone likes to be rewarded for their efforts and hard work. You can use this simple human psychology to your advantage by offering monthly bonuses to the most productive product marketing and sales affiliates.

    Increase payout options: individuals have different payment preferences so having a variety of payout options for your affiliates can sweeten the pot. Consider setting up payment options through multiple channels such as Paypal, wire transfers, and even manual checks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cole Baker
    Do the marketplace lisiting by this more affiliates will see and learn about your product. Affiliate wants some benefits like Good conversion rate and Low refund rate. One another great way to attract them is to get your name and product out there through social media marketing
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  • Profile picture of the author alfa_375
    Yes, email to subscriber is one of the good ideas. Once you have good army of sales people, then your online business will be rock.
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  • Profile picture of the author Omarkenawy
    Attracting more affiliates to your business does not matter evidently because the issue is not of the more affiliates you get, the more money you make.No, it`s how to manage your affiliates successfully and how to help them make money promoting your products and services. You need to be engaged. If you keep your affiliates happy, they will likely be more productive, which means more money for them as well as for you!

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author rakota
    If you don't have EPC data to offer then relationship building.
    Contact potential affiliates personally.
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  • Profile picture of the author SmartTim
    Originally Posted by momo3 View Post

    What is the ultimate way to attract affiliates? Does it just take time?

    I realize JVs might be a big answer to this question. But what else? Joining many affiliate programs?
    1. High commission rate (nobody got time to promote low commission product). I would recommend at least 30% commission. 10%, 20% is just too low.

    2. Good product and easy to sell out. If your product is not a good product, it is very hard to promote.

    3. It surely takes time.

    I'm an affiliate for over the span of years and I know what affiliates are looking for. High commission and good product, that's all.
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  • Profile picture of the author 1Bryan
    Momo might be no mo'. This thread's from '08.
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