Top 3 Ways To Boost Your Affiliate Commissions

The ideal world of affiliate marketing does not
require having your own website, dealing with
customers, refunds, product development and
maintenance. This is one of the easiest ways of
launching into an online business and earning
more profits.

Assuming you are already into an affiliate
program, what would be the next thing you would
want to do? Double, or even triple, your
commissions, right? How do you do that?

Here are some powerful tips on how to boost your
affiliate program commissions overnight.

1. Know the best program and products to
promote. Obviously, you would want to promote a
program that will enable you to achieve the
greatest profits in the shortest possible time.

There are several factors to consider in
selecting such a program. Choose the ones that
have a generous commission structure. Have
products that fit in with your target audience.
And that has a solid track record of paying their
affiliate easily and on time. If you cannot seem
to increase your investments, dump that program
and keep looking for better ones.

There are thousands of affiliate programs online
which gives you the reason to be picky. You may
want to select the best to avoid losing your
advertising dollars.

Write free reports or short ebooks to distribute
from your site. There is a great possibility that
you are competing with other affiliates that are
promoting the same program. If you start writing
short report related to the product you are
promoting, you will be able to distinguish
yourself from the other affiliates.

In the reports, provide some valuable
information for free. If possible, add some
recommendations about the products. With ebooks,
you get credibility. Customers will see that in
you and they will be enticed to try out what you
are offering.

2. Collect and save the email addresses of those
who download your free ebooks. It is a known fact
that people do not make a purchase on the first
solicitation. You may want to send out your
message more than six times to make a sale.

This is the simple reason why you should collect
the contact information of those who downloaded
your reports and ebooks. You can make follow-ups
on these contacts to remind them to make a
purchase from you.

Get the contact information of a prospect before
sending them to the vendor's website. Keep in
mind that you are providing free advertisement
for the product owners. You get paid only when
you make a sale. If you send prospects directly
to the vendors, chances are they would be lost to
you forever.

But when you get their names, you can always
send other marketing messages to them to be able
to earn an ongoing commission instead of a one-
time sale only.

Publish an online newsletter or Ezine. It is
always best to recommend a product to someone you
know than to sell to a stranger. This is the
purpose behind publishing your own newsletter.
This also allows you to develop a relationship
based on trust with your subscribers.

This strategy is a delicate balance between
providing useful information with a sales pitch.
If you continue to write informative editorials
you will be able to build a sense of reciprocity
in your readers that may lead them to support you
by buying your products.

3. Ask for higher than normal commission from
merchants. If you are already successful with a
particular promotion, you should try and approach
the merchant and negotiate a percentage
commission for your sales.

If the merchant is smart, he or she will likely
grant your request rather than lose a valuable
asset in you. Keep in mind that you are a zero-
risk investment to your merchant; so do not be
shy about requesting for addition in your
commissions. Just try to be reasonable about it.

Write strong pay Per Click ads. PPC search
engine is the most effective means of advertising
online. As an affiliate, you can make a small
income just by managing PPC campaigns such as
Google AdWords and Overture. Then you should try
and monitor them to see which ads are more
effective and which ones to dispose of.

Try out these strategies and see the difference
it can make to your commission checks in the
shortest of time.

 1 - Get Engagement.

Put the Facebook Social Plugin on any
page where you share content.  Recent
Facebook comments on your page are one
of the top 3 ways to get the search
engines to love on your search rankings.

2 - Get Views.

If you're not launching (And even if
you are, it's just a little trickier),
use YouTube to host your content
videos.  Those views that happen on
your page (Using the YouTube embed
code) summon the search engine love.  

3 - Get Likes and Shares.

Not as powerful as a FB comment, it
still the "precursor" to a well engaged
page - meaning you need Facebook Likes
and Shares to look legit - not having
them would be like trying to sell
something without an add to cart button.

4 - Social Hubbing (HUGE)

All of your social media portals
should reference the page you want to
rank in the Search Engines.  In other
words, you should tweet about that page
with a direct link to it.  

You should post on your personal and
fan page about your site.  LinkedIn
posts, Pinterest Pins, Google Plus
Plusses - every social media portal
where you can point to your site with a
link should have one.

This kind of "Social Popularity" is
what you want to be focused on - if you
want to rank in the next few hours,
that is.