Affiliate Commission's to Low?

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Just Wondering,

What are some good affiliate percentage rates to go for?

is 50% of $49 any good?

Or should I look for other offers?
#affiliate #commission #low
  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by Mikal Laster View Post

    is 50% of $49 any good?
    Well, it's certainly not terrible. If it's on ClickBank, it will earn you $22.16 net.

    Originally Posted by Mikal Laster View Post

    Or should I look for other offers?
    You need to give us more information, really, to answer this. You should go for something that you think will convert the traffic you can send to it, first and foremost - and that you'd be proud to promote and put your name and reputation behind.

    If we're talking about ClickBank, my own "selection criteria" are here: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post2161932 . (If we're not, just ignore me and I might go away ... ).
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    • Profile picture of the author Phil Ainsworth
      Hey bro, if you are looking for stuff to promote then "EPCs" (Earnings Per Click) are a FAR greater metric to look at that percentage commission or the price of a product...

      Let me explain.. would you rather promote a $100 product for 75% commissions or a $100 product for 50% commissions?

      On the surface, you'd go for the first one, right? ($75 per sale rather than $50)

      But what if the first product converted at 1% and the second at 4%?

      If you sent 1000 clicks to both pages, you'd make $750 on the first BUT $2000 on the second product!

      You'd then make more money from the second, as you would make $0.75 per click on the first but a full $2.00 per click on the second...

      See what I mean?

      EPCs are the key baby :-)

      Phil
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      • Profile picture of the author Mikal Laster
        Originally Posted by Phil Ainsworth View Post

        Hey bro, if you are looking for stuff to promote then "EPCs" (Earnings Per Click) are a FAR greater metric to look at that percentage commission or the price of a product...

        Let me explain.. would you rather promote a $100 product for 75% commissions or a $100 product for 50% commissions?

        On the surface, you'd go for the first one, right? ($75 per sale rather than $50)

        But what if the first product converted at 1% and the second at 4%?

        If you sent 1000 clicks to both pages, you'd make $750 on the first BUT $2000 on the second product!

        You'd then make more money from the second, as you would make $0.75 per click on the first but a full $2.00 per click on the second...

        See what I mean?

        EPCs are the key baby :-)

        Phil

        Thanks alot Phil!

        Best Regards, Mikal Laster
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  • Profile picture of the author jgant
    If it sells and if you like it, it's good. I'm with Alexa on selecting products (although if given the choice of 2 products and all else equal, I go for the higher commissions).

    I promote products with $5 commissions and local businesses for over $500 per commission, and everything in between.

    If you like it and can sell it, go for it.

    The great thing with affiliate marketing is you don't have to choose just 1 product to promote. You can promote tons of stuff. Promote the 50% offer and see what happens. If it sells, promote it like crazy.

    Then find other products to promote. There's no limit at least on a website. With your list you'll need to be more judicious simply because you don't want to send out 3 offers in a day (whereas you can publish 3 posts in a day promoting different products you like).
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  • Profile picture of the author slcroft
    It depends on what you are promoting.

    Many people promote physical products like from amazon, commissions maybe much smaller but if you have the ability to promote higher priced products.

    With regards to clickbank, try and look for a quality product at around the 70 percent mark, if you are going to go this way, may aswell try and get as much ass you can.

    Which ever way you go, make sure you do your due diligence on each product, look for genuine reviews (amazon has user reviews with the product).

    Good luck with your endeavors

    Simon
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  • Profile picture of the author dazkat
    I agree with most of the comments above. It all comes down to the product. Don't just pick a product because it has a high percentage. If the product is bad and there is a high refund rate then you are wasting you time and energy.

    If you look at the commission structure for Amazon the percentage is quite low but you know if someone is clicking on one of your amazon affiliate links, they are highly likely to buy.
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