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How To Succeed As An Affiliate

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Affiliate marketing is that business where you sell somebody’s products for a commission. There are a number of people earning good income from it. However, there are about 97% failure rate in affiliate marketing. To succeed as an affiliate one has to observe the rules of the game as every business has its own rules. The steps we are going to analyze here is a sure way of achieving success in affiliate marketing.

1.Choosing a Successful Product To Sell.
2.Setup an Affiliate Website To Host The Product.
3.Attracting Visitors to the Affiliate site.
4.Success in Converting Visitors into Customers.

Choosing a Successful Product To Sell

This step is the key to your success in affiliate marketing. If you start with a bad product, then you cannot succeed as an affiliate. There is no two-way about it. As an affiliate, you do not have your product. You have to look for a good selling product from the major markets. There are tools available to rate each product. The commission rate, popularity, etc. commissions are as high as 80% of sales price for digital products. There is no reason why you should accept less than 50%. Check the following sites to choose your products:

You need a reliable company to deal with. Some companies have multiple products on their affiliate page and this enables you to sell more products to sell. A good example is There are some sites that pay per lead. As soon as the prospect signup, you earn a commission. You do not need to make a sell at all. An example is

Setup an Affiliate Website To Host The Product.

As an affiliate you are spared this task or are you? Yes and no. You can simply send people to your affiliate site where your principal takes the email addresses and conclude sale. You can also send visitors to your site first to capture their emails before sending them to your affiliate sites.

Attracting Visitors to the Affiliate site.[/b

Your imagination is limitless here. Use various ways to attract relevant visitors to your site. These are people who have interest in what you are selling. Grab their attention by advertising in forums, PPC, Article writing etc.

[b]Success in Converting Visitors into Customers.

This may not be within your reach. Your principal should have a compelling squeeze page to turn any skeptic into an enthusiastic buyer. Your job is to send prospects to the site. You can dare be different from the rest affiliates by taking the visitor to your site for brain washing before you even redirect him to the affiliate website.

As an affiliate, you can beat your chest that you are successful after the customer has made a purchase. However if you have captured the customer’s email address, you can sell other products to him. You will be more successful in this case.
Published: 2009-09-06
Author: Tukur Kazaure

About the author or the publisher
A Professional Accountant, with over 24 years working experience and an IT professional (MCP) Microsoft Certified Professional and MCSD. Author of MS Excel For Professionals. I also hold MBA. I have good working knowledge of Oracle Financials. Just retired at 52 years of age.

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