101 Affiliate Marketing Tips To Increase Your Commissions

Discover The 101 Affiliate Marketing Tips To Increase Your Commissions

Affiliate marketing tips

I’m really excited about this report. And if you’re an affiliate marketer who wants to
bank more money, then in just moments you’ll be as excited as I am!

That’s because –

This report reveals 101 affiliate marketing tips you can use
to drive more traffic, build your list and make more sales!

We’ll cover tips in all the major areas of affiliate marketing, including:

 Choosing Your Products
 Creating a Sales Funnel
 Boosting Conversions With Pre-Selling
 Blogging Your Way to Bigger Commissions
 Beating Your Competition
 Banking Even More Affiliate Cash
 Testing and Tracking Your Campaigns
 Using Content for Maximum Impact
 Creating Communities to Build Relationships
 Find Your Customers Offline
 Honing Your Copywriting Skills
 Using JVs to Boost Your Affiliate Income

Within minutes of jumping into this report, you’ll start having visions of dollar signs
dancing in your head.

And by the time you finish this report, you’ll be rubbing your hands together with
anticipation of future big paydays!

So let’s get to it…


Choosing Your Products

Making money as an affiliate isn’t all about marketing. It’s also about choosing
profitable products. Here’s how…

Tip #1: Choose products with proven track records. If you’re choosing products
on Clickbank.com, then choose those at the top of their categories (i.e., the best-sellers) and those with high gravity numbers (between about 75 and 150). In
addition, ask the vendor about his conversion and refund rates.

Tip #2: Do NOT choose products based on price alone. Big price plus big
commission percentages equals big profits, right?

NOT always.

Sometimes you can use low-price products to bring new customers into your sales
funnel. So throw a few $5 to $50 products into the mix – you might be surprised at
the stunning conversion rate and the new customers!

Tip #3: Select evergreen products. If you’re sending out live broadcasts to your
list, you can sell any kind of affiliate product you want. But if you’re selling using long-term strategies like blogging and article marketing, then consider choosing
“evergreen” products.

These are products that were relevant last year, this year, and well into the
foreseeable future. And that means you can make money on these products years
after you submitted that article to the article directories.

Example: An book that teaches marketers how to write good sales
letters are evergreen since these basic copywriting “rules” have
been in place for as long as humans have advertised. On the other
hand, a book about how to optimize web pages for Google is NOT
evergreen, since search engine algorithms change frequently.

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4. Look for sales page leaks. Sometimes vendors think about their own profits and
forget that their strategy hurts their affiliates. For example, a Clickbank.com vendor
who puts 2Checkout.com payment buttons or encourages customers to call in their
orders is stealing commissions from affiliates.

You can avoid this simply by looking over the sales page (and sales process) before
becoming an affiliate. Here are the most common sales page leaks:

 Different payment options that don’t give the affiliate credit.
 Upsell options that, when chosen, override the affiliate’s cookie
(and the affiliate loses the commission).
 Google AdSense ads on the sales page.
 Links to other products on the sales page.
 Prospects get put onto a mailing list that redirects them to a
sales page that doesn’t give the affiliate credit.

Tip #5: Watch out for shady vendors. Usually, the sales page leaks mentioned in
the last tip are mistakes made by honest vendors. When you point out the mistake,
they’ll quickly correct it.

However, there are some dishonest vendors who purposely use alternative payment
commissions, faulty tracking software, and other tricks to rob you of your commission.
Indeed, some vendors even do things like falsify refunds so your affiliate account
doesn’t show that you’re owed any money.

To protect yourself against these sorts of vendors, always deal with known, reputable
people in your niche. And if you consider working with someone new, then search for
his name, email addresses, websites, and product names in Google to ensure he has a
long, good history online. If you see a pattern of customer OR affiliate complaints,
then move on and find another vendor.

Tip #6: Use reputable affiliate tracking systems. Sometimes vendors install their
own affiliate tracking scripts on their site.

If you’re 100% confident that the vendor is honest – and if others who’ve used the
script report good results – then you may consider joining these affiliate programs.
Otherwise, stick with reputable affiliate programs where you know your sales will get
tracked and you’ll get paid, such as Amazon.com and Clickbank.com

Tip #7: Look for products with high commissions. Commission rates vary
depending on what you’re selling.

Example: Selling physical products (like computers) may put as
little as a 5% commission rate into your pocket. But if you’re
selling digital products, then you can usually expect at least a
40% commission rate, with 50% being the average. However, sometimes
you’ll even approach 100% commission rates on downloadable

If you find a digital product offering 25% commissions – and the product doesn’t
require personal service on behalf of the vendor (such as software installations or
personal coaching) – then skip it. You can probably find similar products that pay at
least a 50% commission.

Tip #8: Look for a hungry niche FIRST… and then look for a product to
promote. Some beginning affiliate marketers stumble on a product and are taken in
by the promises of a high commission rate and potential big profits. But when they
actually put the product on the market, they find that there’s very little demand for a
“how-to” instructional video for pygmy goat farmers.

Instead, what you need to do is find a hungry niche first, find out what they’re
ALREADY buying, and then selling something similar. If you’re selling information
products, the easiest way to do this is to go to Clickbank.com and seek out the best
sellers (those at the top of their categories that have a high gravity).

Tip #9: Promote only those products that you’d use yourself. Or, if you’re not a part of the niche market, then only promote those products that you’d recommend to your mother or your best friend.

Point is, don’t let the excitement of big commissions and a high conversion rate cloud your vision. Your primary objective is to help your customers. If you’re selling

products that fill your pockets with money but don’t solve your customers’ problems, you’re sacrificing long-term profits for short-term gains.

As such, put your primary focus on helping your customers by recommending good products. Doing so will earn their trust, which means they’ll be more likely to buy

from you in the future. It’s a win-win situation.

Tip #10: Join the JV and pre-launch lists in your niche. If you’re a known

“super affiliate” in your niche, then vendors who’re about to launch new products will send you these products for free in hopes that you’ll promote them. And because you’ll be one of the first affiliates to promote these products, you can generally make a lot of money on launch day.

But what happens if you’re not a super affiliate? How do you get notified about product launches? Simple:

  Join joint venture (JV) notification lists in your niche.

 Example: If you’re selling online marketing products, then join www.jvnotifypro.com. If you’re not in that niche, then search in Google for your broad niche keywords alongside search terms like “JV opportunities,” “affiliate opportunities” and “pre-launch.”

  • Subscribe to all the big marketers’ newsletters in your niche. If there aren’t any JV notification sites or lists in your niche, then subscribe to the newsletters of all the big marketers. Generally, the biggest marketers will have advanced notification of product launches, and/or they’ll pre-notify their prospects about their own product launches. You can then write to the product owners to ask if you can join the pre-launch affiliate program.

Extra Tip: If there isn’t a JV notification list in your niche, you can consider starting one!

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Quick Recap

There you have it – ten tips for choosing profitable products. Next up, you’ll discover how to build a profitable sales funnel…Creating a Sales Funnel

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Creating a Sales Funnel

If you’re sending your visitors straight to the vendor’s sales page, you’re leaving a lot of money on the table. And that’s because you’ll have better results if you create a sales funnel, stock it with products, and then sell these affiliate products to “warm” prospects.

Here are nine tips to boost your sales funnel profits…

Tip #11: Build a list. People buy from those they know, like, and trust. That means if you’re sending your prospects straight to the vendor’s page, the prospect likely doesn’t know you OR the vendor. And so the conversion rate will be very low.

Instead, get your visitors on your mailing list instead. That way you can build a relationship with your subscribers and earn their trust. Now, these “cold” visitors become “warm” prospects… and your conversion rate shoots through the roof!

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Tip #12: Create a squeeze page. Back in the mid to late 1990s, people used to freely give their email addresses to almost anyone. They joined newsletters because it was fun to get an email. And they didn’t even mind the spam because email was such a novelty.

NOT anymore. Now people protect their email addresses as fiercely as a mama bear protects her cubs. And that means the words “free newsletter” won’t have people scrambling to join your mailing list. Instead, you need to craft a sales page (AKA “squeeze page”) that convinces people to join your list.

As such, you need to create a short page that tells your prospects what they get when they join your newsletter. That is, what benefits will they receive?

Example: A benefit of joining a dog training newsletter might be: “You could have a perfectly housetrained dog in just 72 hours from now!”

Tip #13: Offer a relevant freebie to boost subscriptions. Just as you offer a free bonus to boost the conversion rate on a paid product, you should also offer a relevant freebie to increase the number of people who subscribe to your newsletter.

You might offer a freebie such as:

  • A free ebook or other downloadable text
  • A free audio product such as an audio
  • Access to a free teleseminar or webinar.
  • A free
  • Free software or other
  • A free

Extra Tip: The best freebie you can give your prospects is to find out what they’re already buying and offer something similar. For example, if a top-selling product on Clickbank is how to lose weight with a low-carbohydrate diet, then you can create a report on the same subject and offer it for free to anyone who joins your list. Naturally, the report should help pre-sell the product and should include your affiliate link.

Tip #14: Create an autoresponder series. As mentioned, you can offer a free multi-day e-course as a bonus to those who join your newsletter. But even if you don’t offer a specific e-course, you should still upload at least 7 to 12 messages into your autoresponder that is part content, part pitch.

The content will help you build a relationship with your subscribers, while you can use the promotional parts of each email to pre-sell a product.

Example: You’re selling online marketing products. You create a seven-part autoresponder series that lists the seven steps to writing a good sales letter. In each message, you include a pitch for a copywriting product (such as headline-generator software or a “swipe file” book).

Tip #15: Put your affiliate marketing on autopilot. Instead of just creating a 7 to 12-part autoresponder series, you can create a series that lasts for three months, six months, twelve months, or more.

For example, a one-year autoresponder series would mean you’d just need to create 52 weekly messages with evergreen content that promotes evergreen products. Then you can focus on building your list and let your “autopilot sales funnel” close the sales and put money in your pocket!

Example: You can create a 52-message series such as “52 Weight Loss Tips” or “52 Ways to Make $100.”

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Tip #16: Show your readers that you care. If you treat your newsletter

subscribers and prospects like mini ATMs (cash machines), they’ll sense it. And they’ll run away from you faster than a cat trying to avoid a bath.

Instead, you need to show your readers you care. Show them some empathy. Let them know that you understand their problems and that you truly want to help them. You do this by:

  • Empathizing (e.g., “I know how embarrassing it is to have your dog practically knock your guests over…”).
  • Being honest with your product
  • Promoting only GOOD products (see Tip #9).
  • Recommending the best product, even if it is a free product. (This doesn’t put money in your pocket in the short term, but doing so builds trust… and that means more money in the long )

Tip #17: Keep your subscribers reading. Sometimes when you offer a freebie to “bribe” prospects to join your list, these subscribers take their freebie and then stop reading your newsletter. And that means you don’t get an opportunity to build a relationship (much less make an affiliate sale).

The solution?

Send an unannounced freebie in the very first email you send out. Plus, let your new subscribers know that they’ll soon receive more “mystery bonuses.” (And follow through on your promise by sending out freebies about once a month.)

This little step will keep your subscribers opening your emails and reading them. And that gives you an opportunity to build a relationship and sell more affiliate products to them. Indeed, you may even turn a “freebie seeker” into a valuable customer!

Tip #18: Meet your subscribers’ expectations. When your subscribers first joined your list, you created specific expectations about what type of content they’d receive from you and how often they’d receive it. In order to keep them reading, you need to meet their expectations.

Let’s suppose you told them you’d give them a “content-filled newsletter every week.” If instead, you send out two emails per month that are nothing but product pitches,

you’re going to have disappointed subscribers. And disappointed subscribers stop reading your emails (or even unsubscribe).

Point is, it doesn’t matter WHAT you send them, as long as it conforms to their expectations. If you told them upfront that you were going to send them product reviews, then send product reviews. If you told them you’d send pre-launch notifications or product discounts, then do that. And if you told them you’d send weekly tips, then meet those expectations.

Tip #19: Advertise in other peoples’ newsletters. You’re not limited to just making money from your own newsletter. You can also make money by advertising in other peoples’ newsletters by buying ezine and solo ads.

Look for publishers with good reputations who send out quality content (the kind that you’d keep their subscribers reading). Then ask him if he accepts paid ads. If so, ask him about his demographics (e.g., where he got his subscribers and who they are).

Finally, ask him if you can start with a small ad buy. If you get results, you can buy more ads from him.

Extra Tip: Don’t send traffic to an affiliate link. Instead, send them to your newsletter subscription (squeeze) page!

Quick Recap

You just learned how to make money by pulling people into your sales funnel using a newsletter. You also learned how to make money from other people’s newsletters.

Next, you’ll discover pre-selling tips that will quickly and easily boost your conversion rates! Keep reading…


Boosting Conversions

You already know that you shouldn’t send your traffic directly to the product sales page. Instead, you should build a list and then pitch products. But you shouldn’t even send your list of members directly to a sales page. Read on…

Tip #20: Write product reviews. One of the best ways to pre-sell a product is to write a product review. But don’t just list all the positive points. You need to list the product flaws, too. And that’s because your prospects know that the product isn’t perfect. If you try to present it as a perfect product, they won’t trust you… nor will they buy from you.

Example: “This homeschooling kit offers awesome lesson plans for science, history, and English. However, the math plans leave something to be desired. That’s because… {reasons}”

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Tip #21: Create product comparisons. If you’re reviewing two or more similar products, then you can pre-sell both of them by doing a product comparison instead.

Just like the product review, you need to present both products honestly (flaws and all). You should also conclude by giving your recommendation for which product your readers should buy. If the products target those with slightly different needs, then tell your readers who should buy the product.

Example: “If you’re mainly interested in learning more about the exercise plans that will help you lose weight, then get [name of product]. If you’re more interested in having a complete menu plan, then get [name of product]…”

Tip #22:Write pre-sell pitches. Sometimes you may not pre-sell with a product review. Instead, you pre-sell the product using a direct pitch, which is where you highlight the main benefits of the product. That way, your subscriber is ready to buy the product before they even see the sales page.

Extra Tip: A pre-sell pitch works best when you send it to your list since they already know and trust you. If you’re pulling in traffic from other sources, then you’ll likely do better by offering reviews and comparisons.

Tip #23: Build pre-launch anticipation for new products. Some marketers first make mention of new products on the day those products launch. However, you can sell more products if you spend a week or two building anticipation for a product launch.

Extra Tip: The good product vendors will provide pre-launch marketing materials for you to send your list. However, you can do “pre-launch” product reviews and pitches to whet your prospects’ appetites for the product. Come launch day, they’ll buy the product without even hardly reading the sales page!

Tip #24: Let people peek inside the product. People who can imagine the product (and imagine themselves owning the product) are more likely to buy it. That’s why you can boost your conversion rate by providing screenshots and even videos of parts of the inside of the product.

Example: You might provide a screenshot of the table of contents of an ebook. Or you might present a video of you scrolling through a chapter in an ebook.

Note: Get the product creator’s permission before employing this tactic.

Tip #25: Provide reviews for products you don’t recommend. Earlier you

learned that you can increase your conversion rate by listing a product’s flaws as well as its strong points. As long as the strengths outweighed the flaws, you probably still recommended the product.

So what happens if you come across a product (especially a new one) that you wouldn’t recommend to your readers and visitors? Many affiliates simply wouldn’t bother writing a review. But you owe it to your readers to give them the information they’re seeking… even if you don’t include a link (and thus don’t earn any commissions).

No, you won’t make money from a product you don’t recommend. But you will build good will with your readers. And that translates into more sales in the long run!

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Quick Recap

You just discovered six ways to boost profits by pre-selling products. Next up, you’ll learn how a blog can put more money in your pocket…

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Blogging Your Way to Bigger Commissions

By now it’s no secret that you shouldn’t send your visitors directly to a vendor’s sales letter. So far we’ve mainly talked about turning your traffic into newsletter subscribers.

Now we’ll look at how blogging can help you bank more affiliate cash…

Tip #26: Use WordPress. There are plenty of blogging solutions for you to choose from, including installed software and third-party hosted solutions. However, one of the best platforms is the self-hosted WordPress (WP) platform, which you can find at www.wordpress.org.

Here are five reasons why WP is a good choice:

  • It’s easy to
  • It makes blogging quick and easy, even for someone without any technical
  • It’s highly customizable, both in terms of form and
  • It’s frequently
  • There are plenty of “plugins” (tools) you can add for greater

In short: Choose WordPress and you’ll spend less time managing your blog… and more time making money!

Tip #27: Install the best plugins. The best WP plugins allow you do things like cutting down on spam, encouraging visitors to become interactive, and boosting your conversion rates by automatically recommending related content elsewhere on your blog.

Here’s a list of the five best tools you can install on your WP blog:

  • Akismet is your spam-fighting, time-saving
  • A “share this” plug-in allows your readers to bookmark your site on popular social media sites like com.
  • An ad rotator works just like it sounds – it allows you to rotate your affiliate ads and links on your
  • There’s a neat tool that allows your readers to subscribe to comments (which means they’ll visit your blog more often).
  • You can keep your visitors reading (and buying) by recommending similar content using A “similar posts”

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Tip #28: Create a “product of the week” or “featured post” section on your blog. You can keep your blog fresh by creating a “featured post” section that highlights a new product every week.

Tip #29: Offer multi-media. NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) teaches us that different people have different learning styles. That means that some prefer to learn by reading text products, others prefer to listen to audio instructions, and still, others prefer hands-on, emotion-based learning. And that means if you use multi-media content – which includes text, audio, AND video – you have a better chance of appealing to a wider audience.

Extra Tip: As an added bonus, offering multi-media also always you to reach out to those with sight or hearing disabilities.

Tip #30: Encourage discussion and participation. If you encourage discussion on your blog, then you create a sense of community. Not only that but getting your readers to interact with you helps you build a relationship with them. Both of these things result in more affiliate commissions for you.

Here’s how to get interactive members:

  • Blog about something controversial and ask for comments. People tend to reply when it’s an emotional

Example: Ask your dog blog readers which breed is smarter: border collies or poodles?

  • Ask for feedback. This feedback could be about a report you’re writing or even about the features on your blog. Doesn’t matter. The point is to get your readers talking to you.
  • Email your list to tell them about a new blog post. Be sure to ask for their
  • Run a commenting contest.

Example: Ask your readers to write 100 on a niche-related topic. The best post wins a product.

Tip #31: Post interviews with product creators. Here’s a nifty way to boost commissions: Interview the product creator and use your affiliate link to pitch the product at the end. Then post the interview on your blog.

Extra Tip: You can post either text or audio interviews. If you’re doing an audio interview, you can give your blog and newsletter readers access to the live call.

Let’s suppose you’re selling a weight loss ebook. You can ask the product creator about one aspect of losing weight, such as how to boost metabolism. Then you point to the book for more information on that topic (as well as weight loss in general).

Tip #32: Blog regularly. Have you ever visited a blog where you noticed the last posting date was months or even years ago? Even if the content is good, you probably didn’t read any further than the front page (since it’s easy to assume the content is outdated). And you definitely wouldn’t visit again.

Likewise, your traffic wouldn’t bother visiting again if your blog looks abandoned. And that’s why you need to post often.

Posting regularly – about once a week – helps make your blog “sticky” (meaning you get more repeat visitors) and it helps you build a relationship with your readers.

Bottom line: More affiliate sales!

Tip #33: Post case studies. We’ve talked a lot about pre-selling affiliate products in order to boost your conversion rate. Another way to boost conversions is to offer some sort of proof that the product works. And you can do that by posting case studies on your blog.


  • You’re selling a weight loss product. You can post an inspirational case study of how one woman lost 75 pounds using the product (and kept it off). For best results, include progress pictures (before and after pics).
  • You’re selling vegetable gardening You provide the testimonial from a gardener who used to get barely edible pumpkins and now wins prizes at the county fair.

Tip #34: Create a live journal. Instead of posting an “after the fact” case study, you can create a live journal where your post your progress and results using a certain product.


  • You’re selling a search engine optimization product. You can use the step-by-step instructions to optimize your own site for the search engines and post your results as your page rises up in the rankings over the course of three
  • You’re selling a “be a better photographer” product. You can create a one-week journal where you take pictures daily to show how your skills are

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Beating Your Competition

When you’re an affiliate, you have two kinds of competition:

  • Competition from those selling similar products. So if you’re selling a Black lab dog training book, you’re competing against other black lab training
  • Competition from other affiliates. Naturally, there are others selling the EXACT same product to the same market

Here’s how to whip your competition and put more money in your pocket…

Tip #35: Create a USP (unique selling proposition). Your prospects have plenty of choices when it comes to merchants. They can buy direct from the product creator. Or they can choose from among dozens or perhaps even hundreds of affiliates. And that’s why you need to create your USP.

In short, your USP is the “reason why” your prospects should buy from you and not your competitors.

Example: You provide an additional guarantee (in addition to the vendor’s guarantee), such as a conditional “double your money back” guarantee.

Tip #36: Add value to your offers (with products). Another way to beat your competition and get your prospects to choose to buy through your affiliate link is by offering a bonus.

Think about it…

If you were buying a pair of shoes and saw them at the exact same price, but one came with a bonus set of laces, which one would you choose? All else being equal, you’d probably choose the better offer (the one with the free laces). And so would your prospects.

Here are three examples of adding value to an affiliate offer:

Example #1: You sell a diet book. You provide a free recipe book to anyone who buys through your link.

Example #2: You sell “headline generator” copywriting software. You throw in a headline “swipe file” to anyone who buys through your link.

Example #3: You sell a marketing product. You offer access to a private forum to those who buy through your link.

Tip #37: Add value to your offers (with services). Products are easy to deliver, which makes it easy for you to add value with products. But certain services have a higher perceived value, which can help further boost your conversion rate.

Here are a few examples of how to add value to an affiliate offer using services:

Example #1: You sell software. You can offer free installation and support.

Example #2: You’re selling a copywriting product. You offer a free headline critique to those who buy through your link.

Example #3: You sell a weight loss product. You offer a free consultation session to help customers design a personalized diet plan.

Tip #38: Develop relationships with your prospects. I’ve hinted at this tip elsewhere in the report. To repeat: People do business with those they know, like, and trust. And that means you’ll make more money if you develop relationships with your prospects.

Here’s how to build relationships with your prospects:

  • Start to Get your readers to comment on your blog.
  • Publish a newsletter and send it out weekly
  • Ask your readers for feedback (either publicly or privately) – and then implement it when
  • Get your readers to take surveys and polls on your
  • Interact with your prospects on social media sites like Twitter. http://www.twitter.com/ and Facebook.com.
  • Visit niche forums and interact with your

Tip #39: Create and market your brand. You want your prospects to feel a certain way when they do business with you. And your brand is just one of the tools you can use to convey that feeling.

Example: If you’re selling baby products then you probably don’t want your prospects to feel powerful, sexy, or wealthy. Instead, you want them to have a feeling of love and security. As such, your logo, slogan, blog design, and everything else about your business should be designed to convey the feeling. And your goal is to get your prospects to recognize and trust your brand as an industry leader.

Extra Tip: Do you think that developing a brand doesn’t matter? Think again! Kids who were given chicken nuggets in McDonald’s wrapping liked the nuggets better than those who were given the SAME food without the packaging. In other words, the kids were influenced by the brand!

Tip #40: Establish yourself as an expert/authority. Imagine this: Your car mechanic tells you to start taking fish oil supplements. Are you going to do it?

Probably NOT. But the moment your doctor tells you the same thing, you’ll probably rush right off to pick up a bottle of fish oil. And that’s because we tend to listen to and trust experts and authority figures more than anyone else.

You can see where I’m going with this. If you position yourself as an expert (and perhaps an authority figure), you can boost your sales. For example, creating a content-filled blog, participating in niche forums, and getting endorsements from other experts will all help you position yourself as an expert.

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Extra Tip: If you hold a degree in a related field or have some other unique qualification, flaunt it as a way of establishing your authority. For example, if you’re a registered nurse and you sell health books, let everyone know you’re a nurse! People are more likely to listen to your recommendations than the average affiliates.

Tip #41: Sell your own products on the front end. You just learned that one way to boost your sales is by establishing yourself as an expert. And one of the best ways to get others to see you as an expert is by creating your own product.

That way, you can build a big list of buyers by selling your own product on the front end… and then make a big bundle of money on the backend by recommending affiliate products.

Tip #42: Borrow credibility from the “big dogs” in your market. You already know that you need to build relationships and establish trust in order to sell more products to your subscribers and visitors. But that takes time. So how can you get a good reputation if you’re new to the niche?

Simple: Joint venture with the well-known experts and marketers in your niche. In doing so, you’ll “borrow” their credibility, meaning others will see you as a niche expert too.

One of the quickest and easiest ways to get others to associate you with the existing niche experts is to create a product with them. For example, you can get half a dozen or more of these experts to agree to an audio interview. Then you can freely distribute the recordings to get as much exposure as possible.

End result: You’ll become a trusted name in the niche virtually overnight!

Tip #43: Offer customer rebates. Earlier you found out that you can beat your competition by “adding value” to an offer. Another way to do it is to offer a cash rebate to anyone who buys through your link.

Here’s how it works…

Let’s take the example of a $100 downloadable product with a 50% commission.

Instead of pocketing the entire $50 commission, you can instead split your

commission with your customer (e.g., each of you gets $25). Of course, you don’t tell your customer you’re splitting a commission. Instead, you just offer a “cash rebate” (payable after the refund deadline has expired).

Extra Tip: Ask for permission from the product vendor before using this tactic, as some vendors disapprove of customers getting a product at an unauthorized lower price.

Tip #44: Offer superior customer service. Even though you’re not the product vendor, there’s a good chance that you get plenty of both pre-sale and post-sale questions about the products you sell. If you want to beat your competition, answer these questions quickly (in 1 business day or less), professionally and honestly.

Now imagine this…

Your potential customer is shopping around and is thinking about buying a product. He emails a competing affiliate question. Three days later, no answer. So now the prospect emails you the same question, which you answer within two hours.

Whose affiliate link is the prospect going to use? That’s right – yours!

Tip #45: Leave no advertising venue untouched. Finally, one of the most effective ways to beat the competition is through full market penetration. That means you blanket the niche with your content and ads. Your name should appear in article directories, on forums, on other peoples’ blogs as a guest author, on social media sites… everywhere. As familiarity grows, so will your sales.

Quick Recap

You don’t have to be scared of a little affiliate competition when you use the tips and tricks you just learned. Next up, you’ll find out how to make even more money as an affiliate…

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Banking Even More Affiliate Cash

This whole report is all about you making more money as an affiliate.

In this section, you’ll find out what the super affiliates know about banking bigger checks…

Tip #46: Read the affiliate agreement. That’s right, before you start promoting a new affiliate product, be sure to read the affiliate agreement and terms of service on the vendor’s site. Doing so will eliminate nasty surprises, such as “no affiliate payouts until you reach $1500 in commissions or until Haley’s comet swings by Earth again.”

Note: OK, I made that one up – but you’d be surprised at what type of profit-draining clauses you’ll find inside some of these agreements!

Tip #47: Ask the product vendor for bigger commissions. Once you earn a reputation as a super affiliate in your niche, OR once you’ve proven your sales record to a specific vendor, you can approach that vendor and ask for a bigger commission rate.

Many vendors already have a rate that they offer to special partners. You can simply ask, “do you have a higher super affiliate commission rate?” If not, then ask the vendor to provide you with a higher commission rate. If you’re making a lot of money for the marketer, he probably won’t refuse.

Tip #48: Ask the vendor for a unique landing page. One way to increase sales is by personalizing sales material as much as possible. And while you can’t greet your subscribers personally by name on a vendor’s sales page, you CAN ask the vendor for a unique landing page that offers something a little different than the standard page.

Example: Your custom landing page might greet your subscribers like this, “Special Offer for [Your Name]’s Subscribers and Friends.” In addition, your custom landing page can include some of the features you’ll learn about in tips #49 and #50.

Extra Tip: As usual, it helps if you’ve already demonstrated to a particular vendor that you can produce sales. Once you’ve done that, the vendor will be more accommodating to your requests. This applies to the next two tips as well.

Tip #49: Secure exclusive discounts for your customers. As mentioned before, your prospects like to get a good deal. And one way to get them a good deal while making you look like a hero is to secure an exclusive (perhaps limited-time) discount through the vendor.

If you haven’t yet made any sales for this particular vendor (and you don’t have a reputation in the niche), then you may suggest a commission split.

Example: The vendor can create a special link on a $100 product that gives you a $25 commission and gives your customers a $25 discount. This is no hardship on the vendor since he still gets his 50% commission. (However, some vendors don’t want to sell the product below a certain price, so they may refuse.)

Tip #50: Ask the vendor for exclusive bonuses for your customers. Earlier you found out that you can beat your competitors by “adding value” to an offer. However, once you’ve proven that you can produce sales for a vendor, he or she might be willing to add an exclusive bonus package for anyone who orders through your affiliate link.

Let’s suppose you’re selling a copywriting ebook. Your vendor may be willing to offer access to a private copywriting forum to anyone ordering through your link.

Tip #51: Disguise your affiliate link. Sometimes customers are afraid to click on affiliate links, perhaps because they think they can get a better deal using a direct link, or perhaps because they just don’t like the idea of someone making money off their purchase.

So when they see a link like vendorspage.com/affiliatelink.html, they’ll cut off the last part of the URL to bypass your affiliate link. End result: Lost commission.

If you’re working in a market such as the “online marketing” field, then you’ll have savvy marketers who’d rather pocket the commissions themselves rather than let you have it. So when they see an affiliate link, they just insert their affiliate ID instead and swipe your commission.

There are plenty of ways for you to disguise your link (such as modifying your .htaccess file or doing a javascript or PHP redirect).

The easiest way, however, is to do a simple HTML redirect. This is where you redirect a domain or a page on a domain – such as yourdomain.com/recommends – to your affiliate link.

Here’s the code you can use to create the HTML page:



<TITLE>One moment please, redirecting to [product name]</TITLE>

<meta http-equiv=”refresh” content=”0; url=http://youraffiliatelink.com/affiliate_id”>


<BODY>Redirecting to [product name]…




Tip #52: Write your own sales page. Sometimes you’ll encounter a great product but the sales page doesn’t convert. And even you’re pre-selling strategy can’t quite overcome a really horrendous sales page. The solution? Write your own high-response sales page.

Now, there are two ways to do this. First, if you’re promoting a vendor who’s willing to work with you, then you may be able to ask him to upload the new sales page on your unique landing page.

The other way to do it – which gives you more control – is to write your own sales page and then link directly to the vendor’s order form (ask for permission first). You can’t do this with all payment processors. However, if you’re able to do it, then use this method because it allows you to track, test, and tweak your sales copy.

Extra Tip: However, take note – if your sales page converts well, the vendor is likely to ask you if he can use the copy. Be prepared for this request. You may consider charging him for the copy. Or you may deny him the request so that you can reuse the copy on a similar product. Your copy, your choice.

Tip #53: Automate as much as you can. Tools aren’t magic bullets that turn a slumping affiliate business into a cash cow. But once you have the basics in place, a few good automation tools can free up your time so you can focus on other income-generating tasks.

To that end, you should automate as much as you can.


  • Instead of delivering bonuses manually, set up an automatic system (even an autoresponder). Or ask the vendor to create a unique landing page and download page which includes your
  • You can create a yearlong (52 message) autoresponder series (evergreen) to automate your That way you don’t have to write newsletters. Instead, you can focus on building the list.

Tip #54: Develop large networks. Social media sites are all the rage right now, so you should take advantage of them. But don’t just limit yourself to finding prospects on these sites. Indeed, your time may be better spent finding JV partners and cultivating relationships with them.

If you haven’t yet started networking, you can get started on Facebook.com, Instagram.com, Twitter.com, and LinkedIn.com.

Tip #55: Seek out two-tier affiliate programs. This report has mainly focused on tips and tricks to boost your affiliate income by making more sales and getting bigger commissions. But you can also boost your income – without making any extra sales – simply by joining two-tier affiliate programs.

Here’s how it works: You refer another affiliate to the program. Every time your referred affiliate makes a sale, you get a small commission too.

Extra Tip: Choose two-tier programs with relatively small second-level commissions. That way, affiliates focus on selling products (rather than recruiting one another).

The best and most proven 2-tier affiliate programs are Builderall Affiliate Program and Groove

The new and promising 2-tier program is the Digital Marketing Revolution

A very powerful program with very high prospects is 5BillionSales with as many as 16 levels


Tip #56: Become a JV / affiliate broker. If you know a few other affiliates in your niche, then you can use two-tier programs to pick up a little extra coin. But if you’ve developed relationships with numerous marketers in your niche, then you may consider becoming a JV or affiliate broker.

Here’s how it works…

A marketer (often one who’s relatively new to the niche) is about to launch a new product and needs new affiliates or JV partners. Since he doesn’t yet know many marketers, he has a hard time building his sales team.

That’s where you come in as a broker. You introduce the new marketer to the niche’s top affiliates. In exchange, you get a small cut of the profits that these affiliates make. It essentially works like a two-tier affiliate program… except that you’re the ONLY affiliate sitting at the top!

Quick Recap

You just found out how to use unique landing pages, exclusive bonuses, and other tricks to boost your affiliate income.

Read on to find out which simple procedure can give you an almost instant pay raise…

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Testing and Tracking Your Campaigns

If you’re not testing and tracking your campaigns, then you’re just wasting your time and money. That’s because you could be investing all your resources in ads and campaigns that don’t work.

Here’s how to avoid that common mistake so you can start pulling in bigger paychecks…

Tip #57: Use PPC (pay per click) marketing to test new products and offers. You’re thinking about promoting a new product. Or maybe you have some sales materials you’d like to test. One of the quickest and easiest ways to do this is by using PPC marketing, such as Google AdWords.

That’s because you can get traffic coming to your site just minutes after creating a campaign. And if you use keywords that get a lot of traffic, you can test these offers very quickly. That way you’ll know almost instantly whether to promote a product or find a better-converting offer.

Tip #58. Rotate products in your autoresponder series. At a minimum, you’ve set up a 7-12 message autoresponder series. And maybe you’ve even set up an evergreen series that lasts for six months, twelve months, or more. The whole point is to make money for you on autopilot, right?

That’s exactly why you need to rotate products in your autoresponder series. Doing so will help you uncover which ones to keep and which ones to throw out. End result?

You’ll promote the best-converting products and start pocketing more cash.

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Tip #59. Rotate products on your blog. If you have special places on your blog for product ads, then be sure to rotate these to find out which ads (and which products) get the most clicks and conversions.

Extra Tip: See Tip #27 for a WordPress plugin that automatically rotates your ads.

Tip #60: Track and test your ads and pre-sell offers. In addition to testing which products promote best, you need to also test your own ads and pre-sell offers. This includes (but is not limited to):

  • Your email
  • Your solo email
  • Your article byline
  • Your blog
  • Your classified
  • Your pay per click
  • Ads you place on social media
  • Any banner ads or text ads you

…and so on.

Tip #61: Track and test your campaigns. Another thing you can track is your actual campaign, which includes your traffic sources.


  • Which of your PPC keywords brings you the best results?
  • What day of the week brings you the best results with your classified advertising?
  • Which ad placement in your email newsletter produces the best results?


One note: While you’re primarily looking at which factors deliver to you the best conversion rate, you should test long-term results too. That is, you need to track your refund rate as well to help you determine overall which factors put (and keep) the most profit in your pocket.

Tip #62: Test one element of your campaign or ads at a time. If you’re doing the standard split-test (A/B) testing (as opposed to multi-variate analysis), then be sure to test only ONE element at a time. Otherwise, you won’t have any idea which changes affected the conversion rate.

Let’s suppose you’re testing a pre-sell pitch. If you change the headline AND the P.S. on your pitch and then experience a significant boost in your conversion rate, you won’t know if it was the headline or the P.S. that caused the change. That’s why you need to test just one element at a time while holding all other variables (including traffic sources) constant.

Tip #:63: Use tools. Fortunately, you don’t have to track and test your campaigns manually or crunch the numbers with your abacus. Instead, you can use tools like Google Analytics, split-testing scripts, and multi-variate testing software. All you have to do is make the changes and let the tools do all the work.

Extra Tip: If Google Analytics isn’t the tool for you, then run a search in Google for “split testing script” or similar to uncover plenty of solutions, both free and paid.

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Tip #64: Don’t judge too soon. You send one hundred visitors to an offer and make two sales. Does that mean you have a 2% conversion rate? Maybe. But it’s too early to say for sure. And that’s because you generally need anywhere from 30 to 50 “actions” (in this case, purchases) in order to generate significant results. Point is, to be patient.

Quick Recap

Plenty of affiliate marketers just skip the whole testing and tracking thing. But those who do are leaving money on the table. That’s why I strongly recommend you start tracking and testing if you’re not already doing so.

Next up: You know content is king. Now find out how to use it to boost your affiliate income…


Using Content for Maximum Impact

One way to reach deeply into your market and beat your competition is by using content marketing. In this section, you’ll use the tips and tricks to wring the most money out of every piece of content you distribute…

Tip #65: Do your keyword research. If you want to use your content to pull traffic in from the search engines, then you’ll need to do your keyword research. That way, you can find out exactly what words your market is already using to search for you… and then you can create content (i.e., articles) that includes those words about two to three times for every 100 words.

Extra Tip: Use a tool like Google’s Keyword Planner or any other software to find longtail keywords. These tend to be four to five-word phrases that may not get the search volume of a two-word keyword phrase, but neither do they have the competition. And that means you can generally rank well in the search engines for these words.

Once you’ve created optimized articles, then you can:

  • Post them on your
  • Submit them to article directories (like http://www.ezinearticles.com/and SooperArticles.com).
  • Trade them with other bloggers (i.e., become guest authors on each others’ blogs).
  • Post them on social media
  • Paste them into niche

Tip #66: Use articles to pre-sell affiliate products. Blog articles, articles in article directories, articles on social media sites, articles you send to your list – you can use all these articles (and more) to pre-sell affiliate products.


  • Let’s suppose you’re selling an affiliate marketing report (like this one J ). You can write an article that lists five of your own affiliate marketing tips, and then include your affiliate link for the report at the end of the
  • Alternatively, you can create an article that talks about why affiliate marketing is the best business for a beginning Then drop your affiliate link at the end of the article.
  • Finally, you can use the product reviews and comparisons we talked about earlier in this report. If it’s a new product, be sure to optimize for phrases like “[product name] ” That’s because your prospects will likely search for those terms in the upcoming weeks and months.


Tip #67: Weave product recommendations into your articles. Another way to

use an article to sell an affiliate product is by creating a “how-to” article with a product recommendation dropped into the middle of the article. This works best if one of the steps in your article requires some particular tool or resource.


  • You create a “step-by-step” guide showing people how to install an aftermarket dashboard kit in their Then you recommend and promote a particular kit using your affiliate link.
  • You write a “how-to” article that describes how much a bodybuilder should eat and Part of the article talks about taking a whey protein supplement… and you include your affiliate link to a particular brand of protein.


Tip #68: Create pre-sell videos. Naturally, you’re not just limited to text articles when you’re pre-selling affiliate products. You can also create videos and load them up onto YouTube.com and other social media sites (such as Squidoo.com).

Extra Tip: If it’s a physical product, show viewers how to use the product or what it looks like. In keeping with an example from the previous tip, you could create a video showing prospects how easy it is to install the dashboard kit (and what the dash looks like when it’s all finished).

Tip #69: Create free reports and distribute them. If can write more than an article on a particular topic, then you should consider writing special reports (with your affiliate links embedded).

The idea is the same: You create useful but incomplete information so that readers need to purchase a product to solve their problems. Or you provide complete “how-to” instructions along with a link for a product (e.g., the dashboard kit example).

Once your report is complete, give it away free on your blog, on your newsletter list, and on social media sites. You may also list it in “free ebook directories” and in your niche forum signature files.

Extra Tip: If the report promotes a product with a two-tier affiliate program, then you can make the report rebrandible. That is, you let others join the affiliate program using your link and then they change the links in the report to their affiliate link. Since it’s a two-tier program, you still get a small commission for every sale they make… and so do they, which means they have an incentive to promote your report!

Tip #70: Offer resells rights to your products. Another way to get massive exposure for your affiliate links is to create paid products, include your links in these products, and then offer to resell rights to the products to other marketers.

It’s a win-win situation.

The other marketer has an incentive to promote your product since they get to keep 100% of the profits. You win because your affiliate links are included in the product, meaning you get the backend income. And as an added bonus, you even make a little money upfront selling those resell rights licenses.

Extra Tip: You can sell resell rights licenses to your products on marketing forums like WarriorForum.com (classified section or Warrior Special Offer forum), the DigitalPoint.com marketplace, or the SitePoint.com marketplace.

Tip #71: Avoid using direct affiliate links in products. Earlier you discovered that you should use redirect links to prevent customers from chopping off your affiliate ID and other marketers from stealing your commissions.

Here’s another reason to use redirects: If the affiliate program ever ends or the product gets taken off the market, you won’t have thousands of dead links floating

around in free reports, articles, and so on. That’s because all you have to do is change the redirect link from the old affiliate product to a similar affiliate product.

End result: No more lost sales!

Tip #72: Blanket your niche with content. Imagine this: Your prospect is searching for various niche-related keywords on Google. Seems like every time he searches for something, an article with YOUR name on it turns up. What’s that prospect going to think of you?

That’s right – he’s going to assume you’re an expert. And as you already know, establishing yourself as a niche expert boosts sales.

To that end, you should blanket the niche with your name by blanketing it with your content.

For example:

  • Post videos on https://www.youtube.com/and Vimeo.com.
  • Participate in the major forums in your
  • Create and post regularly 
  • Participate in the major social networking
  • Create third-party blogs on sites like http://www.blogger.com/.
  • Submit articles to the article
  • Trade content with other marketers in your niche (e.g., trade blog and newsletter content).

Quick Recap

You just learned how to use content to boost your sales. Next up, you’ll discover how to use social communities to increase your affiliate income…


Creating Communities to Build Relationships

You already know that building relationships with your prospects is one way to increase your sales. And one way to build a relationship is to build an online community.

Here are more community-building tips…

Tip #73:Establish yourself as an expert. Building a community not only helps build relationships but also helps establish you as an expert. The end result is the same: More sales.

Extra Tip: Carve out your niche! For example, if you’re just entering the dog training market, then you probably won’t be able to claim the mantle of supreme dog training expert. But you MAY be able to become the “pug training” expert.

Read on for more ways to quickly and easily get “expert status” in your niche simply by building communities…

Tip #74: Create a niche forum. If you use a web host that has Cpanel and Fantastico De Luxe installed, then you can install a forum on your site with just a couple of clicks – no technical knowledge required! However, no one likes to visit a forum that looks like a ghost town. That’s why you need to get a flood of people posting to the forum right away. One way to do this is to have a posting and referral contest. Another way is to build a list first and then launch the forum to this list.

Tip #75: Create your own niche social networking site. Yes, you should join all the popular social networking sites like Twitter.com and Facebook.com. But you should also consider creating your own site and building a niche community, as doing so establishes you as an expert. There are two ways to do this:

  • Use http://www.ning.com/ to create a social networking site. However, you don’t get to completely control your site if you’re using Ning (e.g., they could just disappear tomorrow along with your site).
  • Install a social networking script on your own domain. Depending on the type of community you want to create, just search in Google for phrases like “Twitter clone script,” “Facebook clone script” and similar.

Tip #76: Encourage people to get interactive. If people never “use” your site, then you won’t be able to build relationships or a sense of community. That’s why you need to encourage people to get interactive. You can do this by:

  • Encouraging
  • creating polls and
  • Offering
  • Creating member photo galleries where members can post pics and others can rate them.

Example: A pug dog site where you encourage members to post pics of their pugs.

  • Hosting blogs or other pages for your
  • Offering games to your

Tip #78: Give people a sense of belonging. Psychologists, marketers and persuasion masters have known for a long time that people want to feel like they “belong” to a And when you give them a sense of belonging, it acts as a sales trigger.

One way to do that is to build a community site where you make members feel like they’re a part of a special group.

Example: You may provide a private forum that’s not even viewable to the public. You may offer special perks to your members that others don’t even know about. And you can make members feel special by touting the benefits of being a member of the group while pointing to others as “outsiders.”

Extra Tip: If you want to see a “live” example of this, just choose your favorite sports car and search Google for a related forum. There you’ll find communities of people who think their car is the BEST car in the world… and in some cases, they’ll even look down on those who don’t share that opinion. Everyone who owns that particular car feels instantly bonded to the group, while everyone else feels like an outsider.

Tip #78: Offer free memberships to build a following. Instead of building social networking sites, you may choose instead to build a membership site. This site includes a download area with reports, videos, or even audio.

The key is to build the membership site around the product you’re selling. Indeed, you can offer “free memberships” to everyone and upgraded “platinum memberships” as a bonus for those who purchase the product. The upgraded memberships should include more materials and perhaps other features (such as access to a private blog). And the upgraded membership should have an air of exclusivity, which helps spur sales.

Tip #79: Create support communities based around the product you’re selling. This spurs sales because people who join the support community will feel out of place if they don’t own the product, since they won’t know what everyone else is talking about.

Note: Instead of offering a “platinum” membership to those who purchase the product, you offer a support community to EVERYONE… and the community itself acts as a “pre-sell” for the product.

Example: Let’s suppose you’re selling the “South Beach Diet” book as an affiliate. You could create a “low carb” diet community where people support each other on their weight-loss journeys. Naturally, all members are encouraged to order and follow the South Beach Diet book. (And those who don’t will feel out of place, which compels them to purchase the product through your affiliate link!)

Quick Recap

You just discovered how to use online communities to increase your affiliate sales.

Next up, you’ll learn how to tap into a traffic source where there’s very little competition…


Finding Your Customers Offline

While it’s true that more and more online marketers are starting to market offline, there probably isn’t a competing affiliate in your neighborhood. And that means there’s a virtually untouched market that you can start tapping into for fun and profits…

Tip #80: Give free talks at local organizations. Many of the local clubs in your area would be thrilled to have a free guest speaker at their next “luncheon meeting.”

And all you have to do to secure these speaking engagements is call the person who’s in charge of the events (such as the club president).


  • If you sell business products, then you could speak at a Chamber of Commerce
  • If you sell gardening products, then offer to speak at a gardening club
  • If you sell information related to classic cars, then you can offer to speak at classic car

Point is, there are probably dozens of niche clubs having a meeting every month in your hometown. See if there isn’t one that relates to your niche, and get on the phone to land yourself a speaking engagement.

Tip #81: Give free workshops in your area. Instead of just giving a talk, you could do a demonstration or hold a short workshop.


  • If you sell model airplane kits, then you could do a workshop where you demonstrate the finer points of painting a model
  • If you sell poodle grooming kits, then you could demonstrate the proper way to clip and groom a

At the end of the demonstration, including a “take away” flyer that includes highlights of your workshop along with affiliate links for your products.

Tip #82: Go to offline niche events. Earlier you discovered that an easy way to boost your income is to ask for higher commission rates from vendors. And one of the best ways to ask a vendor is in person. If you go to niche workshops, tradeshows,

conferences and other events, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to meet vendors and discuss more lucrative commissions.

And that’s not all. You can also use these offline events to:

  • Meet JV (joint venture) partners. Get their contact information and follow up with them after the event to discuss JV opportunities.
  • Meet prospects. Be sure to give them a reason to visit your blog and/or join your


Tip #83: Use press releases to drive traffic. While you can submit press releases to national or international media outlets, one of the easiest places to get a release printed is right in your hometown paper. That’s because your local media is most interested in what local business people are doing.

Extra Tip: Address your release to the editor of the correct department… and make sure you spell his or her name right!

Tip #84: Hand out targeted flyers. Some people suggest “mass papering” a

parking lot full of cars (which may or may not be legal in your area). However, you’re looking for targeted traffic, which means you’ll do better if you hand out flyers directly to a targeted group of prospects.


  • Hand out flyers at a “boat expo” to sell boating
  • Pass out flyers at an organized day hike to promote hiking
  • Hand out dog-related flyers at a dog

Extra Tip: Always ask for permission first before doing this at someone else’s event. You can increase the chances of the organizer saying yes by doing a joint venture with him. For example, you include your ads and the organizer’s ad on the flyer. He gets a good deal because you pay for the flyers and spend the time and energy distributing them.

Tip #85: Send out postcards or other mailings. If you’re not already collecting physical addresses in addition to email addresses, you may want to consider doing it. Indeed, all you have to do is offer your prospects a physical freebie (such as a CD or DVD) in order to get their mailing info. Alternatively, you can buy physical mailing lists (www.srds.com).

Extra Tip: You can slash your mailing costs by doing a joint venture with other marketers in your niche. Just create a mailing where everyone gets to include a flyer (or an ad on one flyer).

Printing and shipping costs are minimal for each partner.

Tip #86: Use two-step advertising. Finally, you can attract offline prospects by placing small classified ads in niche publications (or in niche-specific sections of the general classifieds).

However, don’t try to sell or pre-sell your prospects on buying a product. Instead, offer a free report and send prospects to your squeeze page to claim that report. Then you can close the sale using your autoresponder.

Quick Recap

You just found out how to find prospects in a virtually untapped environment: Offline.

Read on to find out what one little skill you should hone if you want to start making even more money…


Honing Your Copywriting Skills

Good products, big commissions, and plenty of traffic will all contribute to a big affiliate paycheck for you. But you can quickly and easily boost your income even more by doing one simple thing.

Namely, honing your copywriting skills…

Tip #87: Get inside your prospect’s head. You can’t write great sales copy simply by studying the product. You also need to study your prospect. You need to figure out what motivates him, what keeps him up at night with worrying, what scares him, and what he wants most.

The best way to find out these things?

Simple: Spend as much time with your target market as possible.

Example: If you plan on selling products to dog owners, then start hanging out at the dog supply store, the dog park, and the dog shows.

Tip #88: Become a master of writing great headlines. The most important part of any ad – from a tiny three-line classified ad to a 20-page sales letter – is the headline. That’s because if the headline doesn’t do its job (i.e., get the prospect’s attention), then the prospect isn’t going to read the rest of the sales copy.

As such, you need to polish your headline-writing skills. That means developing a “swipe file” of classic headlines, brainstorming dozens of headlines for every ad you create, and focusing on creating benefit-driven, curiosity-arousing headlines.

Example: Who Else Wants to Discover the Secrets of Writing Million Dollar Headlines?

Tip #89: Focus on benefits, not features. The features of your product are the parts of your product, while the benefits are what the features do for the prospect. Most prospects are primarily interested in benefits, also known as the “what’s in it for me?” However, what you need to do is weave together a statement that presents the feature and its benefit.

Let’s suppose you’re selling computers. A feature of the product is how much RAM it has. The benefit of a lot of RAM is that the user can multitask by having multiple applications open at once. So you might advertise the computer as having “Two gigs of RAM, which means you can listen to your favorite music while using a graphics editor and building your website. And every application will work lightning-fast and flawlessly!”

Tip #90: Tap into your prospects’ emotions. Most customers make the buying decision based on emotion (but then justify the purchase with logic).

Example: Do you think the young guy who’s test-driving the sports car is primarily thinking about a logical benefit, such as the car being made by a reliable manufacturer? No, he’s thinking about his envious friends and how this car will turn heads. He can already imagine the rush of pride he’ll feel.

Now if you were selling this car to him, that’s what you’d focus on too:

  • The
  • The blazing-fast
  • The one-of-a-kind
  • The jealous
  • The strangers (especially beautiful women) admire the

And so on.

Extra Tip: Once you have the prospect hooked, then you can help him justify the purchase with logic. For example, the surprisingly low insurance rates, the reliability, the car’s ability to maneuver quickly to avoid an accident, etc.

Likewise, you need to find out what your prospects want to feel when they use your product… and then you need to tap into that emotion


  • The amateur chef wants to buy a gourmet cookbook so she can wow her friends at her next dinner
  • The guy who buys insurance wants to feel safe and have peace of
  • The woman buying a wedding planner product is imagining her wedding day as the happiest day of her life – and she wants the planner to make the day go smoothly,

Tip #91: Build curiosity about the product. Think of curiosity as an itch that your prospects want to scratch. And the only way they can scratch that itch (satisfy their curiosity) is by buying your product.

Example: Joseph Sugarman (of BluBlocker Sunglasses fame) sold a lot of BluBlockers on TV in part because he got prospects curious about how those sunglasses made the world look. He did this by showing people’s reactions when they put the sunglasses on. Usually, someone would put on a pair of glasses and exclaim, “oh wow!” or “that’s amazing!”

Sugarman could have easily held up a pair of sunglasses to the camera lens so that viewers would know what it was like to look from behind the glasses. But he didn’t. He let prospects remain curious. And plenty of those curious prospects became buyers, just so they could satisfy that curiosity.

Likewise, you should make your prospects curious about the products. Doing this is easy if it’s an information product. Just hint about what “secret” the reader will find and on what page.

Example: “You’ll find out common household ingredients you can sprinkle in your garden to keep the slugs away – see page 31!”

Tip #92: Offer proof. To your prospects’ ears, the sales page claims seem too good to be true. And so the prospect doesn’t believe what the vendor is saying about the product. (That’s common.) That means you need to offer proof in your pre-sell pitches.

Just the fact that you’re offering a testimonial is proof, although many prospects will feel that you’re biased. As such, you need to offer other forms of proof, such as:

  • Case studies and inspirational stories from real users (perhaps even you).
  • Pictures (such as before and after pictures).
  • Facts (such as measurements for a weight loss product).
  • Videos (showing how easy it is to install software, for example).
  • Screenshots (of a Paypal account for an online marketing product, for example).

Tip #93: Handle objections upfront. Your prospects also know that the product isn’t perfect. And if the sales page doesn’t handle the common objections, you need to in your pre-selling materials.

Example: In some niches, you’ll find people who think the length of the report is what should determine the price of the report. So a short report should have a small price.

What happens if you’re an affiliate for a short yet expensive report? You need to raise and handle that objection, perhaps by saying something like, “I know you’re busy. And that’s why you’ll love this report. It’s a no-fluff, no-filler, straight-to-the-point guide…”

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Quick Recap

You just learned the copywriting tricks and tips you can use quickly and easily to boost your affiliate income. Next, you’ll find out how to use joint ventures to put more affiliate cash in your pocket…


Using JVs to Boost Your Affiliate Income

There are two main ways you can use JVs (joint ventures) to boost your affiliate income.

First, you can do joint ventures with product owners, meaning that you’ll get more perks than the average affiliate.

Secondly, you can do JVs with other marketers, bloggers, and newsletter publishers in your niche to drive more traffic to your site. Read on…

Tip #94: Build relationships first, then propose JVs. Who are you more likely to do a favor for Your best friend, or some stranger who walks up to you on the street? Naturally, you’ll choose your friend over the stranger.

Likewise, your potential JV partners would rather work with friends than with strangers. And that’s why you need to develop a relationship first (and propose JVs later). You can do this by meeting potential partners at offline events, participating in discussions with them on forums and blogs, and calling or emailing them to start a dialogue.

Tip #95: Swap-free reports with others in your niche. If you have a free report that you use to “bribe” prospects to join your list, you can consider trading reports with another marketer in your niche. You can then use his report as an unannounced bonus for your list. Or if you have paid products, you can offer the report as a bonus to your paying customers.

Tip #96: Trade blog content. You can get backlinks and exposure to new traffic simply by trading content with other bloggers. In other words, you become a guest author on each others’ blogs.

Extra Tip: If you’re using search engine traffic to pull in visitors to your own site, then be sure the backlink you use on your guest article includes your keywords as the anchor text of the link (e.g., the clickable part of the link).

Tip #97: Endorse each other. Instead of trading content with JV partners, you can endorse each other in your respective newsletters and on your blogs. Indeed, this simple endorsement may even be more effective than being a guest author. And that’s because of the “social proof” aspect of having a trusted third party endorse you and your site.

Tip #98: Do a live event with the product vendor. Back in Tip #31, I suggested that you interview a product creator on a live teleseminar. You don’t have to limit your live events to teleseminars – you can also do online webinars as well as offline events.

And what’s more, you also don’t need to create an “interview style” event. Instead, you can create a “workshop-style” or seminar event where you discuss a “how-to” topic that’s related to the product (and then you pitch the product at the end using your affiliate link).

Example: Let’s say you’re selling a bodybuilding product as an affiliate. You can get the product creator on a teleseminar and together you can teach one aspect of bodybuilding, such as proper nutrition. Then you pitch your guest’s product at the end of the call, perhaps offering listeners a discount if they act quickly.

Extra Tip: If you offer a discount to those listening to the live call, be sure to edit that part of the call out before you distribute the recordings. Otherwise, you may have people looking to get a discount several years from now. 

Tip #99: Get other marketers to interview YOU. When you think of doing teleseminars, you probably mainly think of you interviewing a guest. But you should also get others interviewing you. Simply frame it as a joint venture: They interview you on one call, and they interview you on another call.

The reason is simple: Generally, people automatically assume that the person who’s being interviewed is the expert. As such, if you offer live interviews and get wide distribution of the recordings where you’re the one being interviewed, people will see you as an expert. And that means more customers and more sales!

Tip #100: Do a JV with a brick-and-mortar business. When you think of JVs, you likely mainly think of things like swapping content, pre-launch promotions, trading links, and similar activities with other online marketers. But don’t forget that you can also do JVs with offline business owners.

Example: You can offer to do a “talk” at a local pet supply store, which you agree to heavily promote. The pet supply store owner gets the benefit of added foot traffic into his store (which increases his sales). And you get the benefit of driving people to your squeeze page or blog.

Tip #101: Create a bonus product for your vendors. Earlier in this report, you learned about creating free content that you swap with other marketers, use as bonus products to “add value” to an affiliate offer, and so on.

But here’s another idea: Create a product that complements the vendor’s product and offer it to the vendor as a bonus or even a upsell.

Example: If the vendor offers a diet book, you can create a book of recipes as a bonus product.

It’s a win-win situation. The vendor is pleased because he can “over-deliver” to his customers with your bonus product. And you get the benefit of using links in the product to drive traffic to your blog or squeeze page.

Quick Recap

One of the most powerful ways to drive more traffic and boost your affiliate income is to do joint ventures with other marketers in your niche – and you just discovered eight JV tips to help you do exactly that.

Now let’s wrap things up…



Congratulations: You just discovered 101 affiliate marketing tips and tricks (plus many more extras) you can use to drive more traffic to your affiliate blog, build your list and make more money with all your affiliate offers!

Let’s quickly recap the major topics you discovered in this report:

  • Choosing Your Products
  • Creating a Sales Funnel
  • Boosting Conversions With Pre-Selling
  • Blogging Your Way to Bigger Commissions
  • Beating Your Competition
  • Banking Even More Affiliate Cash
  • Testing and Tracking Your Campaigns
  • Using Content for Maximum Impact
  • Creating Communities to Build Relationships
  • Finding Your Customers Offline
  • Honing Your Copywriting Skills
  • Using JVs to Boost Your Affiliate Income

And now I have just one tip left for you. Indeed, this is likely the most powerful, profit-pulling tip in the entire report:

Bonus Tip: Take Action! That’s right, while all of these tips can quickly and easily put more money in your pocket, you won’t make a dime if you don’t take action.

And that’s why I suggest you get started immediately.

Not next week, not next month, and not even tomorrow. Today. Right now. Because the sooner you start putting these tips to work for you, the sooner you’ll start enjoying more traffic, affiliate sales, and cash!



*Will be updated on an ongoing basis!*


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