How to find and recruit affiliates for an affiliate program

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Hey warriors,
What is the best way to find affiliates for your affiliate program? I have read here and there and many suggest on looking for review sites in the similar niche and contacting them. But can you suggest some ways to find super affiliates?

The program that I am looking affiliates for, pays very generously and has a good conversion rate. so I am sure any affiliate would be attracted.

Also, could you give links to sample approach letter to prospect affiliates?

Cheers!
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  • Profile picture of the author Greedy
    Reach out to people start building relationships.

    Ask if they doing X kind of traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author thedanbrown
    Build relationships with people on different forums, affiliate sites, etc.

    Also, look into hiring a jv broker and developing a strong relationship with him/her.
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  • Profile picture of the author abrittpublishing
    The thing that has worked out for me is sending a very simple email to the emails listed on sameid.net - I have seen a good response from that. I would love to hear any other methods.
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    • Profile picture of the author cybercyborg
      Sameid....looks like a gem. Thanks man.
      What do you perform the search with? the domain?

      Originally Posted by abrittpublishing View Post

      The thing that has worked out for me is sending a very simple email to the emails listed on sameid.net - I have seen a good response from that. I would love to hear any other methods.
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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.
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        • Profile picture of the author icemonkey9
          OOOOhhh Glen. Sneaky and nasty. I love it

          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.
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  • Profile picture of the author tooAlive
    I don't mean to burst your bubble, but if you're on here asking how to find affiliates, I doubt any "super affiliates" would be interested in joining your program.
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    • Profile picture of the author cybercyborg
      You could be right. Actually I am pretty good at online research etc. and have been contacting affiliates the regular way through contact forms. But I just think that finding a handful of super affiliates would propel the sales.

      QUOTE=tooAlive;7913462]I don't mean to burst your bubble, but if you're on here asking how to find affiliates, I doubt any "super affiliates" would be interested in joining your program.[/QUOTE]
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  • Profile picture of the author businessmanic
    I don't think his conversion rate will be bad just because he's looking for new affiliates.

    What's your niche mate? Find high profile blogs and review sites on that niche and then send them a simple email explaining your product with the opportunities. Believe me it'll work. It did for me!
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    • Profile picture of the author cybercyborg
      That's encouraging thanks!
      The product that I am representing is in the IM niche, its a premium SEO software and offers recurring commissions. The conversion rate so far is 5-6% which i think is quite decent.

      Actually I have been an SEO and online marketer for about 4 years now. I am pretty good at online research and am doing the regular contacting etc. by approaching affiliates that have been promoting other products in the same niche esp. from Clickbank through their websites. But what I want to have is a handful of pro affiliates who can do volumes. those who have nice lists and have years of experience selling such products.

      ALSO, COULD YOU SEND ANY SAMPLE OF AN APPROACH LETTER? ALL I KNOW IS THAT IT SHOULD BE SHORT, SWEET AND TO THE POINT because the super affiliates are quite busy people.

      Many thanks!

      Originally Posted by businessmanic View Post

      I don't think his conversion rate will be bad just because he's looking for new affiliates.

      What's your niche mate? Find high profile blogs and review sites on that niche and then send them a simple email explaining your product with the opportunities. Believe me it'll work. It did for me!
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  • Profile picture of the author onegoodman
    Pay seriously high commission

    Well, Seriously would also say launch it on an affiliate network with high traffic rather small program on your website.
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    • Profile picture of the author cybercyborg
      Yes the commission is really high, in fact one of the highest in the SEO niche.
      Its kind of a recurring commission thing Which affiliate network would you suggest on?

      Originally Posted by onegoodman View Post

      Pay seriously high commission

      Well, Seriously would also say launch it on an affiliate network with high traffic rather small program on your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author himanuzo
    Forums and communities / groups which related to internet marketing niche are good places to find and recruit new affiliate marketers. Don't forget to build good relationship with them.
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