Most Useful Affiliate Resources?

by Camron
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Hello Warriors,

Of all the listed affiliate resources below which ones are the most useful and least/less useful? I would like to know your opinion on that.
Though I have this list from a so-called good affiliate resources site, I do also know that here on WF are successful marketers so I'm quite sure that they don't need help with point #9.

I also know that some great marketers here do write their own articles so maybe that (#7) is also redundant.


1 Banners
2 Product Images
3 Screenshots
4 PPC Keywords, PPC Text Ads
5 Target Market (raking: country, age, etc)
6 Videodownload for your site
7 Articles
8 Email Copies
9 Affiliate Training Resources (Free Ebooks: google ads, FB likes, FB contests)

Where to put priority in the beginning when starting off as a CB vendor?

Thanks!
- Camron
#advice #affiliate #resources
  • Profile picture of the author moneywithtim
    Start social networking, brand yourself and your product/business. Then use the other resources.
    Don't promote your offer directly to people, tell them about yourself, who you are, what you do in, where you from.. Let them say something about your online business, product..
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    I really like vendors who provide re-brandable ebooks.

    A lot of people don't have any opt-in bait, providing them with a quality product they can brand with their link might get them promoting.
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    • Profile picture of the author Camron
      Originally Posted by Brent Stangel View Post

      I really like vendors who provide re-brandable ebooks.

      A lot of people don't have any opt-in bait, providing them with a quality product they can brand with their link might get them promoting.
      Let's say I can provide affiliates with a 70-80 pages rebrandable ebook which is a small part of my whole content.Will that be material you'd love to re-brand and giveaway for free?

      Or 30 minutes video content where subscribers immediately improve their memory (It's a memory related product)?

      Maybe both?
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      • Profile picture of the author moneywithtim
        Originally Posted by Camron View Post

        Let's say I can provide affiliates with a 70-80 pages rebrandable ebook which is a small part of my whole content.Will that be material you'd love to re-brand and giveaway for free?

        Or 30 minutes video content where subscribers immediately improve their memory (It's a memory related product)?

        Maybe both?
        Simply, great landingpage with a smaller X minute video is more useful for me!
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      • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
        Originally Posted by Camron View Post

        Let's say I can provide affiliates with a 70-80 pages rebrandable ebook which is a small part of my whole content.Will that be material you'd love to re-brand and giveaway for free?

        Or 30 minutes video content where subscribers immediately improve their memory (It's a memory related product)?

        Maybe both?
        I would make it more like 10 and it should lead (softly) to your sales page.

        Make it valuable on it's own but also leaves them wanting more.
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    • Profile picture of the author Camron
      Originally Posted by Brent Stangel View Post

      I really like vendors who provide re-brandable ebooks.

      A lot of people don't have any opt-in bait, providing them with a quality product they can brand with their link might get them promoting.
      Is it recommended to insert my free eBook download link on affiliate resources page, where they can simply download it from my dropbox?
      Or should I use Ultimate Rebrander because serious affiliates use it anyway?
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  • Profile picture of the author mdrosenkrans
    It will really depend on what kind of product you're selling and what's going to help your affiliates sell that product the best...the key thing is to make it as easy as possible for your affiliates to promote for you. So if you can include everything you mentioned (some of them shouldn't take more than a few minutes, so why not?)

    But when I promote, I like to see at the very least some email swipes and banners. Those seem to be the most common forms of promotions for affiliates so having those resources done is a must.

    Then the target market and PPC keywords are good things to have as well, since they help affiliates save some time having to do their own research (anything that saves time, money or effort is always good!)

    Including affiliate resources and articles can be a huge help for beginner/intermediate affiliates (as you mentioned, most experienced IMers will have these or do the articles themselves, but we can all still learn a thing or two!)

    And with the screen shots and product images, they wouldn't take more than a few minutes to put up there, so why not?

    **not sure what you meant by "video download for your site" - does that mean that you have a sales video you would let affiliates download? If so, I'd place that up there under email swipes and banners. We all know video marketing is hot!

    Hope that helps a little bit... And best of luck with your product sales!
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  • Profile picture of the author .X.
    Camron -

    Most of what you've listed won't appeal to the
    affiliates who can really help you - I've tried most
    of it over 12 years.

    I also know that as a top affiliate most of what
    I use to advertise and sell is custom.

    I do agree with Brent. And I'd chop that 70-80 pages
    into 3-5 shorter chunks, if possible. The video would
    be great too.

    The least valuable thing on the list, IMHO, is affiliate
    training - lots of work to setup and any affiliate that
    needs it is extremely unlikely to be helpful.

    Your time and effort is best used directly reaching
    out to affiliates that can help you - high traffic sites,
    and/or sites building lists. If necessary, they'll
    tell you what they need.

    All the best to you - X
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by Camron View Post

    Of all the listed affiliate resources below which ones are the most useful and least/less useful? I would like to know your opinion on that.
    I'll chip in with my opinion, though it's not going to be a representative one. (I'm a full-time affiliate marketer - mostly ClickBank, also Amazon and a few other specific in-house things).

    Originally Posted by Camron View Post

    1 Banners
    Not much use to me: I rarely even take the ones the vendor might provide.

    Originally Posted by Camron View Post

    2 Product Images
    Useful for Amazon; not for ClickBank.

    Originally Posted by Camron View Post

    3 Screenshots
    I don't quite understand this one ... where would/should I use screenshots?

    Originally Posted by Camron View Post

    4 PPC Keywords, PPC Text Ads
    I've been known to look at PPC keywords, very briefly, in my original "niche selection process", just to see who's advertising what and for how long and whether it looks like a potentially profitable niche, but not otherwise.

    I don't use PPC advertising (I have done in the past, occasionally.)

    From the vendor's perspective, affiliates who depend on keywords aren't often going to be the best-performing affiliates, anyway, surely? Search engine traffic doesn't get you far, for affiliate promotions? http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post8659398

    Originally Posted by Camron View Post

    5 Target Market (raking: country, age, etc)
    I always analyze the market, one way or another. This has to be quite a big plus?

    Originally Posted by Camron View Post

    6 Videodownload for your site
    I don't touch video (my typical subscribers and customers in 9 different niches hate it, and say so regularly, even without being asked).

    Originally Posted by Camron View Post

    7 Articles
    I write my own. These generate 80% of my traffic, and 95% of my profitable traffic that's worth having. Clearly very useful to non-writers?

    Originally Posted by Camron View Post

    8 Email Copies
    I write my own. But pretty much essential (one way or another) for profitable affiliate marketing. Very few affiliates are making a living without sending out emails. Vendors who will provide an "email series" for their affiliates must be stacking the deck somewhat in their favor (especially if it's any good)?

    Originally Posted by Camron View Post

    9 Affiliate Training Resources (Free Ebooks: google ads, FB likes, FB contests)
    Of no interest to me. Rightly or wrongly.

    Originally Posted by Camron View Post

    Where to put priority in the beginning when starting off as a CB vendor?
    With the quality of the product, and the sales page.

    I think that this post explains more-or-less what most more-or-less successful affiliates are more-or-less looking for, when selecting products: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post2161932

    Key concept: it seems to me that aspiring vendors need to be aware that "getting as many affiliates as possible" and "getting as many sales as possible" are two totally different things. 95% of affiliates make 5% of the sales, while 5% of us make 95% of the sales. That small group comprises the people you need to attract. A sales page that appeals "to the highest number of affiliates" won't be the sales page that converts well, and it will very often be a sales page that will put off the 5% of affiliates you most need and want. In my opinion.

    I agree unreservedly with the statement from "X", just above (who knows plenty about this subject!), that your time and effort is probably best used directly reaching out to affiliates who can really help you.

    I'd advise you against simply "trying to get as many affiliates as possible". That doesn't equate to making as many sales as you can.

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  • Profile picture of the author Camron
    Thanks for all the answers and being so helpful.
    I haven't figured out how to do multiple quotes from differnt people here on WF so please excuse me if I copy paste your posts.

    @ mdrosenkrans ("**not sure what you meant by "VIDEO DOWNLOAD for your site" - does that mean that you have a sales video you would let affiliates download? If so, I'd place that up there under email swipes and banners. We all know video marketing is hot!"
    ==> precisely that.

    @moneywithtim: ("Simply, great landingpage with a smaller X minute video is more useful for me! ")
    ==> Are 3:49 minutes of duration for a sales page video ok? It's been speeded up 400% because originally it's more than 13 minutes..

    @Alexa Smith: "3 Screenshots I don't quite understand this one ... where would/should I use screenshots?"
    ==> I thought IMers who write their own articles could insert an image of the course here and there in their articles.

    @Alexa Smith: "With the quality of the product, and the sales page."
    ==> I've studied your posts very well and, heck, I hope that my affiliate program stays under the radar.
    Also I am going to make it more difficult for those affiliates who rely on SEO ebooks^^

    @ everyone here on Wf:
    How can I make sure that the successful 5% find my product and promote it given to have a great product, sales page, reputation, and no mistakes like an opt-in or popup on the sales page, no hyped sales page.

    Will they automatically find my program because it's not an IM product and with low gravity?
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by Camron View Post

      Will they automatically find my program because it's not an IM product and with low gravity?
      Nobody will "automatically" find it, for any reasons, perhaps. But the people who look thoroughly will find it. (And the people who look thoroughly are perhaps the ones you most want?).

      But in general, you shouldn't rely on "affiliates finding your product". You need to market your affiliate opportunity to affiliates just as a vendor selling the product without affiliates needs to market the product to potential customers.

      There are 100+ threads here with titles like "How do I find better affiliates?", and giving them a read-through will help. Be persistent with the forum's search function, and you'll make it work for you (sometimes you have to coax it along and ask two or three times!). Look for threads in the Main Marketing Forum with the word "affiliates" in their titles.

      "Not an IM product" is a plus. You'll get better affiliates, that way. (Just getting my "provocative statement for the day" out of the way before lunch).

      "Low gravity" is also a plus (no - that's not provocative: the affiliates who imagine that high-gravity products "are selling well" and "lots of affiliates are successfully promoting them" are the affiliates you don't want, because they don't sell nearly as much, and that's putting it mildly. Some of "ClickBank's top hundred affiliates" look specifically for low gravity products, and one of those affiliates can easily be worth 100 others ).

      Good luck!

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  • Profile picture of the author one1
    For me :

    - PPC
    - Social Media
    - Informative Articles

    These three are best resource for me to generate good revenue.
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  • Profile picture of the author James.N
    It sounds like you are listing a product on CB and want to provide these resources to your affiliates? If thats the case I would think the more you can provide the better. As Alexa mentioned in here niches her customers hate videos. That's in HER niches, there are plenty of niches that love videos.

    I would provide as many resources to your affiliates as possible, unless you are 100% sure that certain things will just not help the affiliates. Everyone has their own way of promoting products, so I wouldn't do anything to hinder them. Give them the tools and let them use them.
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  • Profile picture of the author James1212
    Start with social and get know some people, and let them know about your plan. You will find people love to help. Far as articles I use,http://hirewriters.com/ You can get some good articles there for a fair price.
    Best
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