First Clickbank Product, How Do I Attract Affiliates?

by rlcf 29 replies
Hey everyone,

I'm new here, just signed up this month. I have some questions about my first Clickbank product. I got my first eBook Clickbank approved. How do you attract affiliates and get more exposure?

Daniel
#main internet marketing discussion forum #affiliates #attract #clickbank #product
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Hi Daniel,

    The short answer is "by having a quality product with a sales page which successful affiliates (that's about 5% of all ClickBank affiliates) feel will probably convert their traffic, and to which they're willing to send their subscribers/traffic". You need proven conversions of targeted traffic, before you start looking for affiliates, because finding them and retaining them are two different things, and it would be a great shame to put time, effort and energy into attracting affiliates only to find that they don't stay because they can't make enough money from your commissions..

    The longer answers are in these threads, which will also help you ...

    How do I attract hundreds of affiliates
    Best Way To Get Affiliates?
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    Where to find affiliates to promote your product?
    How do I get affiliates?
    How do you approach affiliates and get them to promote your product
    Super Affiliates? VS ordinary affiliates? - what is the difference?
    How to recruit affiliates to sell you product
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    Need help getting affiliates to promote my product!
    Need to Find Affiliates...How About a Press Release?
    How Do You Build an Army of Super Affiliates for a Clickbank Product?
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    Is It Cool To Recruit Affiliates With Your Sig?
    How Do I Let Affiliates Know About My Upcoming E-Book?
    Getting Affiliates - Even with a hot product
    Which is the best way to find good affiliates?
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    • Profile picture of the author goldbear
      Wow! Stick with Alexa. That was all you will ever need. I don't know where she gets it. But, that is great stuff. Thanks for sharing Alexa.

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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Blades
    Honestly you will need way more than an ebook to get affiliates to promote your product assuming its in the IM niche. You will need a great converting sales page, high priced upsells and downsells, only thing that is optional is a good product. Unfortunately most big affiliates will only promote stuff that will make them alot of money.

    Good luck with your product though, keep cranking them out.
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  • Profile picture of the author henryw1981
    Definately go with the great advice provided by Alexa. Also pay a good commission

    percentage of about 75% or more to attract more affiliates. Make sure that your book has

    quality and helps others in your niche. Good luc
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  • Profile picture of the author jachu2
    Draw affiliates to your offer. Make sure you have a fantastic sales copy, great tools for affiliates such as ad copys, banners and keyword lists. Affiliates love up-sells as well such as OTO's. Hope this helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author kayfrank
    Do a Google search for keywords related to your ebook content and look for blogs that review products - you could do a search for "keyword reviews".

    Contact the blog owners and ask if they would be willing to review your ebook and that you have an affiliate program. Send them a free copy.

    You then get exposure in the search engines as well as affiliates.
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    • Profile picture of the author vickybabe
      And to add a few simple tips here:

      Throw a link in your sig, when you are allowed

      Advertise here: Affiliate Program Database

      Search jv networks like jvnotifypro.com

      Make sure you have a great jv page to send them to
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    You always want to have a link at the bottom of your sales page where people can sign up to your affiliate program. That is one way to get more affiliates.

    Your sales page and graphics must be professional too if you want affiliates taking you seriously.

    Another suggestion is to actually take every customer that comes in and allow them to sign up to your affiliate program. Make it a part of the whole process and you funnel system right after they purchase. In the back office of your product, put up a banner that shows them your affiliate program.
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    • Profile picture of the author Harvey Segal
      Originally Posted by talfighel View Post

      You always want to have a link at the bottom of your sales page where people can sign up to your affiliate program. That is one way to get more affiliates.
      and also to frighten them off

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      • Profile picture of the author talfighel
        Originally Posted by Harvey Segal View Post

        and also to frighten them off

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        That is not true at all. You don't know what you are talking about.

        Many vendors do this to this day and it works.
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        • Profile picture of the author Harvey Segal
          Originally Posted by talfighel View Post

          That is not true at all. You don't know what you are talking about.
          Well I'm an affiliate and I don't promote products with a blatant affiliate sign up link so I have proved it must be true and that I do know what I'm talking about.

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          • Profile picture of the author RogueOne
            Originally Posted by Harvey Segal View Post

            Well I'm an affiliate and I don't promote products with a blatant affiliate sign up link so I have proved it must be true and that I do know what I'm talking about.

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            I agree. Why promote a page that other affiliates can sign up to and promote or purchase through their own affiliate link?

            Geez Harvey, you newbies, I swear.
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          • Profile picture of the author Harvey Segal
            Originally Posted by drunkenmonkey View Post

            Why don't you just get creative and giveaway an Insane Bonus to those who buy with your link then if your worried about getting jacked?...
            I have been creative.

            I designed and sell a Bonus Automation tool that does exactly that


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      • Profile picture of the author MoneyMeek
        Daniel,

        Thank you for your question, and I commend you on taking the plunge and putting out your first product. You are already steps ahead of the crowd.

        I know you said you are new here, so I want to share with you, what I wished someone would have shared with me, when I put out my first product.

        The KEY to maximizing the profitability of your business (and recruiting GOOD affiliates) lies in one thing ---> Building a profitable backend. Let me explain...

        When I released my very first product, not a JV, but all on my own, I made good money. I sold over 1,000 copies using solo ads and some dirt cheap media buys. But after people purchased the product, that was it...I never heard from them again, not as affiliates, upsells, or downsells. I didn't even create an email list of BUYERS! In other words, I left THOUSANDS of dollars on the table. (I HATE LOSING OPPORTUNITIES!)

        We all make mistakes, and from that mistake, I learned to build a backend system. The purpose of a backend system (or sales funnel) is to KEEP making sells for you -- on autopilot, to recruit affiliates for you -- on autopilot, to add people to your list -- on autopilot, and to promote to that list (you guessed it--on autopilot.)

        So, here is the funnel I use. (I am being really transparent here):



        What is not depicted here is that I constantly work to pour traffic into the top of my funnel. In fact, after the backend is set up, all I really focus on is traffic. I don't really spend a lot of time recruiting. I simply set the various pages in place and drive people to the funnel.

        I know this is a lot to digest. If I can clarify it for you let me know.

        I really wish you the best of luck.
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        • Profile picture of the author rlcf
          Thanks all, I will definitely put this advice to use. I am currently working on an affiliates page with banners, swipes, etc. Commission is also set at 60%. One question, where do you recommend I buy traffic for my sales page to test conversion and such?

          Daniel
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  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    Daniel, I don't know what structure you intend on having in place, but here's my advice as a vendor. If you plan on selling your ebook through Clickbank, and attracting affiliates, then consider putting up a simple offer page, without any leaks on it (no optins etc) for them to drive traffic to.

    If you intend on putting together an authority site and publishing content as a traditional blog and promoting the product yourself, then consider giving your product a different name on Clickbank, than on your authority site. Why? Because once affiliates get hold of it, they'll be blasting your product name EVERYWHERE, and that can potentially cause issues with your brand.

    How?

    Let's look at my current situation.

    I have literally hundreds of affiliates "promoting" my product. 98% of them have NFI what they're doing, with most of them simply copying my site, scraping my site, or duplicating pages. This has hurt MY site in the SERPS, through Panda penalties, because Google is now seeing the same crap everywhere.

    Be warned. You say you want affiliates, but do you....really?

    If you want to just throw up an offer and pimp the hell out of it, then none of this will apply. If you want to build a real business and a brand, then be mindful of what "attracting affiliates" might mean.
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  • Profile picture of the author rlcf
    Where do you all buy traffic to test sales conversion? Are solo ads good for this?

    Daniel
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  • Profile picture of the author extremebizopp
    If you want to attract affiliates... Give them info or
    show them where they can get software that will
    make them more money. And chances are they'll
    promote your product.
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  • Profile picture of the author thedanbrown
    solos are good for testing...

    You can attract affiliates by offering them some kind of benefit in return for promoting your product. Also you should be offering a high commission on the front-end
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  • Profile picture of the author clever7
    It’s very hard to recruit affiliates for a new product. You product must be really good to attract affiliates; a product with low refund rates.

    It’s hard to convince others to promote your ebook even if it is of good quality, so you can imagine what happens if it is not.

    You can post your affiliate program here at the Warrior Forum and try to convince warriors to promote your ebook if it is about internet marketing or a good niche. You have to pay a certain amount to post your offer; I don’t remember how much.

    There are many sites where you can find affiliates by posting your affiliate program there. However, your ads at these sites are not free.

    There are many people looking for affiliates, without being able to find them.

    And even if many people will promote your product, how will they work?

    If you want to find affiliates who will really work promoting your products you have to help them with banners, email messages, internet marketing lessons, and everything you can.

    It’s a good idea to create an email list for your affiliates and keep sending them encouraging messages with new tactics and lessons, etc.


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    • Profile picture of the author iMassMarket
      A lot of advice but is your offer unique? Is your sales page professional and appealing? How about the graphics, are they top-notch or cheap and tacky? What about affiliate material -- emails, banners, ads, etc.?

      More importantly, have you tested your offer. Does it convert and if so, what's your conversion rate?

      You can spend all the time in the world attracting affiliates but unless you know for a fact that it converts you are just spinning your wheels. You may get affiliates willing to test the waters but they're not going to stick around.
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  • Profile picture of the author rlcf
    I do need critiquing from a different point of view. Am I allowed to post the link to my site here?

    Daniel
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    • Profile picture of the author GlenH
      Locating potential affiliate partners can be straight forward.

      I use one approach with good success.

      1. I find my top five competitors.
      2. I then have a automated method and process where I can track down every website that has links back my competitors sale site. In other words I'm locating all the websites that are selling my competitors product.

      (If they are already promoting my competitors product , I know they are most likely an affiliate, and will be receptive to considering other products they can make money from.)

      3. I then carefully craft a subtle approach to those same site owners who are promoting my competitors product, offering them an incentive to promote my product.

      There is more, but that's it in a nutshell. And for me it's makes finding affiliates so much easier.
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      • Profile picture of the author aZapX
        Hi mate the question is how you find the owners of some blogs?

        Some of them leave no contact links or private who.is

        Originally Posted by GlenH View Post

        Locating potential affiliate partners can be straight forward.

        I use one approach with good success.

        1. I find my top five competitors.
        2. I then have a automated method and process where I can track down every website that has links back my competitors sale site. In other words I'm locating all the websites that are selling my competitors product.

        (If they are already promoting my competitors product , I know they are most likely an affiliate, and will be receptive to considering other products they can make money from.)

        3. I then carefully craft a subtle approach to those same site owners who are promoting my competitors product, offering them an incentive to promote my product.

        There is more, but that's it in a nutshell. And for me it's makes finding affiliates so much easier.
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  • Profile picture of the author rlcf
    Thanks for your insight Glen. Anyways, here is my sales page: No Product Profits
    If any of you guys could give me some feedback, that would be great.
    Also, if I am not allowed to post that link up, please let me know.

    Daniel
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  • Profile picture of the author Howard Oreile
    First of all I think you should increase the commission from 50% to more. It is well known that many successful programs offer 75% commissions, so you're already shooting yourself in the foot I think by setting it at less.

    And yes, also in your product description you should have a mention of your affiliate page and provide many things, banners, email series, videos, ebooks, etc.. that can be rebranded and republished.
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  • Profile picture of the author tomerep
    Must look at this from the affiliate perspective. Why would they promote? I'm sure there are people here who would promote but you need to ensure them how would they profit from it or why would anybody buy the book. How would this book help someone, convince them, convince them more etc. Good wording helps a lot. Start like that and.. multiply everywhere.
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